Mike Huckabee: Don’t Join The Military Until After Obama Leaves Office

“When you have a president whose administration orders its chaplains to put its Bibles away, not to pray in Jesus name, not to counsel people on the issues of sexual morality; when you have this attitude that is more about promoting gay marriage and gay rights in the military than it is about being able to protect religious liberty for those people of faith, it’s going to be hard to find people that are truly devoted people of faith and Christian believers and Orthodox Jews and others. There’s nothing more honorable than serving one’s country and there’s no greater heroes to our country than our military, but I might suggest to parents, I’d wait a couple of years until we get a new commander-in-chief that will once again believe ‘one nation under god’ and believe that people of faith should be a vital part of the process of not only governing this country, but defending this country.” – Mike Huckabee, speaking on Iowa talk radio.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I know we often make fun of religious people for bearing false witness, but this guy is over the top. The extent to which he lies to further his agenda, and the way he wraps it all up by suggesting divisive and hateful courses of action like this, he really needs to be called out on his bullshit.

    • TommyTune

      So much Mike Huckabee bullshit, so little time.

      • Jim Detwiler

        Add to the list of insulted by Huckabee; everyone who’s joined service since the repeal of DADT, as if their decision to serve was less informed and politically sophisticated than his.

        • LovesIrony

          add to the list: everyone else

    • Soren456

      “Any profession of religious faith is undermined by how freely one lies.”

  • Mark

    Those words, one nation…weren’t brought in to play until 1956 at the height of the McCarthy era. Fuck off asshole.

    • Nuff Said

      And that fact tells you how long the fundaMENTALists have been trying to subvert our democracy into a theocracy.

      • Joseph Miceli

        I think that was actually the “Knights of Columbus.”
        No, really. If memory serves, this was the result of a petition by them in order to refute “godless communism.”

    • B Snow

      Yes, my mom told me that’s not how she said it growing up (I’m old :P). If you watch the old lady in “Christmas Vacation” when they’re saying grace and it morphs into the Pledge of Allegiance, you can see her go right into “One nation, indivisible” because that’s how *she* learned it.

      • Piet

        Plenty of us still remember learning it that way. I was halfway through grade school when that happened. My dad was livid about it.

  • SunsetGay

    Wow! Can you imagine if a liberal said this about the GOP? This sad and pathetic little grifter (well… Not little anymore) is so desperate to be President.

    I say we start a Kickstarter campaign to buy him a fake Oval Office. That should hopefully shut him up and let him continue pretending without harming anyone else.

    • Mark

      If anyone dared say anything bad about GWB they were branded a traitor. Case in point, The Dixie Chicks.

      • SunsetGay


      • TommyTune

        In watching the liar Judith Miller on Bill Maher the other night, I realized that the one thing nobody seems to want to talk about regarding the run up to the Iraq War was the public mood (frenzy is more like it) which tolerated absolutely no dissent from the official Bush party line. To my mind, this is an important aspect which needs examining, because it could easily happen again. The country needs to be honest and ask itself how that all happened, and so far I’ve heard nothing but crickets, especially from the likes of Judith Miller and all the other scribe/enablers of Bush’s folly.

        • BearEyes

          mob mentality.

        • Stev84

          The really bad thing was that this extended into all areas of government itself. Only loyalists were promoted or given jobs. So you had an echo chamber were people only heard what they wanted to hear.

          They did the same when they took over the Iraqi government. Gave totally unqualified, young people leadership positions just because they were Bush sycophants or went to certain right-wing colleges. And instead of setting policies that made sense for the place, they just tried to implement their stupid far-right fantasies:

          • TommyTune

            Do you happen to know if a book has ever been written on this subject?

        • LovesIrony

          I remember the polls about war in iraq right before it, and was WTF with 33% not for it. Oh when will we ever learn?

        • Cedlitz

          Actually I think this was more of the OFFICIAL public mood. just as Christianity and some other religions are based on a fear of god, the Republicans base a lot of their power on fear. Fear of terrorism, fear of minorities, fear of other religions, fear of liberals, and fear of problems and issues that they themselves create in order to present more fear. one of their biggest fears is the day will be treated in the future the way they have treated others in the past like minorities, gays, and women.

          • TommyTune

            At the time it felt to me like the conservatives were seizing their winning moment and decided to make the most of it by shutting out any opinion but their own, and somehow it worked.

    • Bill

      Don’t you think Schock and Huck would make a lovely couple, with their decorating skills.
      Let him explore and “talk” all he wants, as LONG as he gets to a possible candidate. Remember their wide tent,
      and then WATCH and Enjoy the debates.

    • Clive Johnson

      With a well stocked refrigerator under a painting of Lincoln.

  • TommyTune

    That may be Mike Huckabee’s advice, but if I were advising someone who was thinking about signing up for the military I’d tell them their chances of being sent off to die in a needless war are much greater under a Republican president than a Democratic one, as recent history has shown. If my own life were in the crosshairs, I doubt if I’d care very much about any of Mike Huckabee’s tertiary concerns, even if I were a virulent homophobe like him.

    • John Calendo

      As far as the party of war hawks and chicken hawks, the Republicans are that. But as far as presidents who presided over America’s wars of empire, I’m afraid the Democrats have produced more warrior presidents:

      America’s Wars of Empire:
      Spanish American War – 1 Republican (McKinley)
      WW1 – 1 Democrat (Wilson)
      WW2 – 2 Democrats (Roosevelt, Truman)
      Vietnam – 2 Democrats, 1 Republican (JFK, LBJ, Nixon)
      Gulf War 1 – 1 Republican (Bush the Elder)
      Gulf War 2 – – 1 Republican, 1 Democrat (Bush the Younger, Obama)

      Tally: 6 Democrats, 4 Republicans

  • Baltimatt

    This article is 12 years old, but …

    In the entire U.S. military there are about 50 Orthodox Jews — and I am one of them.


    Or this from two years ago, under Obama.


    My Jewish identity has been strengthened in my new career and I have not changed who I am and what I believe nor been swayed by anyone. The non-Jewish community, and in particular, the military community, has treated me as an equal and has welcomed me into their ranks. I am respected for who I am and what I believe in. Since many of my co-workers have not worked with Orthodox Jews in the past, I am many times seen more as a curiosity. I am asked many questions about my practices simply because most people are unaware of what we believe and why we practice the way we do. I find it sad that many members of our community have isolated themselves to the point where we are aware of our secular neighbors, yet they know nothing about us. How can we in this country create unity and religious tolerance if we refuse to proudly show who we are?

  • PeterC

    Yes, because we all know that without a chaplain at our side, our guns will not kill an enemy if we are in danger.

  • Reality.Bites

    Yeah, because people who join the military are usually in a place where they can just sit back and wait a couple of years and live off their investments and speaking engagement fees.

    • People4Humanity

      Silly “jobs.” Who needs ’em?

    • KCMC

      beyond the post-911 zealots, aren’t most of the kids enlisting with hopes out of poverty, risking to serve for chances of opportunity?
      Like the greater share of all cannon fodder since the beginning of warfare.
      Apologies to paint with broad brush. Son of a marine.

  • anne marie in philly

    you, huckleberry hound, are a fucking liar and a disgrace to human society. please go bury yourself under a rock forever.

  • Ninja0980

    I’d tell my friends not to join the military because you’ll simply be sent off to die in a war with Iran, a war we can’t possibly win.

  • BudClark

    War is the suspension of reason.

  • Bluto

    “Sedition – the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government.”

  • #1: No, Christians in the military are not losing any rights or protections and no, people of faith in the military are not being pushed out or denied religious liberty. Every single case they cite in which religious liberty has supposedly been violated turn out to be a case in which someone is trying to use their rank or position to force their religious beliefs on others.

    What Huckabee want isn’t religious freedom, rather it is a place of special privilege and dominance for his specific religious ideology. He believes that “religious liberty” = religious dominance and thus he complains about an attack on “religious liberty” every time his ideology is placed under the same rules as everyone else.

    BTW Huckabee, DADT is gone and it’s not coming back. It was one thing to discriminate against gay people when we were hidden but if you think it’s politically viable to try to ban gays in the military now that we are out, well then Huckabee, you are insane. The media would have a field day with interviewing service members and their families who would be kicked out and the public wouldn’t stand for it at all.

    • Ninja0980

      Indeed, it’s a joke that the bigots think they will be able to bring back DADT at this point.
      DADT is dead and buried and it isn’t coming back.

    • BearEyes

      “What Huckabee wants isn’t religious freedom, rather it is a place of special privilege and dominance for his specific religious ideology.”
      Nailed it

    • Gustav2

      The reason my ordained dad did not become a chaplain is because of the restrictions. The restrictions that were in place in the late 1950’s. Now these idiots don’t want to follow the rules, they must be ‘soul winning’ at all times…and not just the chaplains. The Evangelicals took over the services.

      After my cousin retired as a Lt Col. we had to deprogram him to become a regular Lutheran again.

      • Joseph Miceli

        When I was in back in the 80’s I avoided he Chaplain like the plague. He was a rabid gung ho warmonger that Jesus would have spat on. I think he might have been more at home exhorting 12 year olds to pick up guns and kill for Allah. The man seemed to exude crazy from his pores.
        Now, I wonder how many of them are like that these days, since the Evangelists have taken over.

    • Robincho

      Fuck a bee? And then the bee turned around and asked, “Is it in yet?”

  • Gigi

    Shut it grifter!

  • i’m totally OK with fewer xtians in our military. jeebus doesn’t really want them to shoot anyone. maybe they could try helping some poor people for a change.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      “…maybe they could try helping some poor people for a change.”

      LOL, that’s hilarious !

    • I.Smith

      That was the old Jesus, the new Republican Jesus loves guns and war and if he came back he would be carrying an assault rifle.

  • Randy Left Brooklyn

    Huckabee should carefully preserve that clip where Obama tells people to put their bibles away and not pray in Jesus’s name as well as the documents where he gave those orders. Otherwise those lying Democrats will deny Obama ever said that.

  • “There’s nothing more honorable than serving one’s country
    and there’s no greater heroes to our country than our military”……and the fact that they like to say this is EXACTLY why they can’t stand having gay people being in the military. If gay people are banned from the military and they define members of the military as having the most honorable position and being the greatest heroes then gay people are excluded from having the most honorable position or being the greatest heroes. On the flip side if gay people can serve in the military than suddenly Huckabee and his ilk are faced with gay people in, what Huckabee and his ilk have defined as the most honorable position or being the greatest heroes. Well clearly that doesn’t work for them and so now they are faced with a dilemma.

    Under the current reality Huckabee is forced to imply “There’s nothing more honorable than serving one’s country and there’s no greater heroes to our country than our military (unless your gay in which case you’re harming the military)” —but people reject this clearly contradictory position and so it cant survive.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Remember the gay soldier booed at the Republican convention?
      You nailed it!

  • Tim

    Yeah. Mike Huckabee, who wants to send others off to war while he never served. I was in the Air Force during the Cold War. Evangelical Christians ruled the base, as did Catholics. If anything, it was exceedingly difficult to be a secular free thinker. Religionists had and have nothing to fear. Yet, the right wing will think he knows what he’s talking about.

  • People4Humanity

    Oval Office replicas come in single- and double-wide.
    By a show of hands, which size will Huckleberry need?

    • LonelyLiberal

      If you put the entire family in, I think you’re gonna need more than a double-wide.

      • Mark

        double or single – no way the frame can support that much blubber. They’re gonna need a stick built on a 10″ cement slab….

        • RoFaWh

          Fortunately,when the White House was reconstructed in the late 1940s, it was done with a structural steel framing.

      • People4Humanity

        OK. The votes are IN! A triple-double-wide!
        Everybody gets an Oval Office pretend look-alike!

    • RobynWatts

      Any version that can be locked securely from the outside? And escape-proof?

  • Stev84

    The problem is that in the US military chaplains unfortunately do far more than just holding religious services. If that’s all they did, there would be few problems. They’ve always been counselors of sorts, but that role used to be pretty informal. These days it’s very official and regulated. Chaplains are officially inserted into all kinds of secular roles they shouldn’t have and aren’t in any way qualified for. There are serious issues when a chaplain is the go-to person to hold a suicide-prevention briefing. Then you have the total assholes who use that opportunity to preach religion to people and insult them.

    • 100% right, the problem isn’t having chaplains or religious people in the military in general. The problem arises when chaplains, or even high ranking people of faith, use their rank or position in an attempt to force their religious beliefs on others. If you want to offer religious services then there is no problem, but if you’re going to hold a mandatory suicide prevention briefing that soldiers are required to go to and then present your specific religious ideology as a solution that people should adopt, well then suddenly there is a problem. But when it comes to people like Huckabee they don’t see any problem at all. At least, not when it’s their religious tradition that is being promoted. Now if a Muslim chaplain came in and gave a suicide prevention briefing in which Islam was promoted well then Huckabee and his ilk would be picking a massive fit and would have no problem identifying that as wrong.

      • gaymex

        I haven’t thought about this in many years. I was stationed on a nuclear submarine. One night as I was walking back to my rack, I paused by a missle tube and started thinking about the horror that could be inflicted with the turn of a couple of keys and the push of a button. When we returned to port I went to see a chaplain to discuss my feelings about the potential for senseless slaughter. We talked for awhile and he asked that I come back in a week, which I did. In that visit we talked again about the missles, but this time he asked if I was a homosexual because I was too sensitive about the topic of war. He also said that anything I told him on any subject was between him and me and God and would go no further. I don’t know why I said yes, but I did. I’d only been with one gay guy before and he was not on the sub. It turns out the guy was an assistant to the chaplain and he had told the chaplain that he had heard “rumors” about me. I guess he was recalling the night that I fucked the hell out of him. He just couldn’t deal with it, so he took it out on me. At any rate, by the time I got back to the boat, the military police were waiting to arrest me. It wasn’t my concern with killing and war that was the issue, it was the simple fact that I was gay. I never told anyone about my encounter with the assistant, but I often wonder how many more men he screwed literally and figuratively.

        • David Walker

          “I got a medal for killing a man and dishonorably discharged for kissing one.” Leonard Matlovich

          • gaymex

            That’s exactly how I felt. 3 months in a military psychiatric hospital…they really didn’t know what to do with me, so “crazy” seemed to make them feel better.

          • David Walker

            And it really is all about them.” I’m glad you got through it.

          • Paula

            I am very sorry that happened to you.

          • gaymex

            Thanks Paula and David. It was surreal for a few months. Fortunately, I was stationed at Mare Island (San Francisco) and a wonderful group of gay folks adopted me and helped me realize I wasn’t an unhealthy misfit. However, that record followed me for many years and made getting a good paying job difficult. I am forever thankful for those guys who helped me out and to this day I try to help people who seem like they need a leg up. It’s the least I can do.

          • gaymex

            I can’t believe I’m crying a bit now. I guess you really never get over that sort of rejection. Time for a swim.

          • It’s a lot that’s for sure. Overall it’s good to talk about these kinds of experiences but it certainly does dredge back up a lot of old emotions and I think that’s true universally. Thanks again for sharing that story and have a great swim.

          • gaymex

            Thanks. Now I can blame my red eyes on the chlorine. lol.

          • Pat in AK

            Thank you for sharing your experience and for your service!

        • That’s terrible, sorry that you had to deal with that. Thanks for sharing your story, it’s a powerful example of how absurd the policy against gays in the military was.

      • David Walker

        I find your comments interesting, since I was never in the military and your observations are from the tribe’s point of view. I don’t know if you’re old enough to answer this, but did the writers of M*A*S*H get Father Mulcahey right? From my non-experience, I think he’d be good to have around, but I don’t know that.

        • grada3784

          I don’t remember him being in the episode when the gay soldier was beaten up.

          • David Walker

            Less moral than contractual. William Christopher wasn’t signed on as a weekly regular until well into the series. Same with Jamie Farr as Klinger.

        • Thanks. MASH is before my time so I wouldn’t know. I think that most of the chaplains don’t cross the line but the ones that do are also the type to complain loudly about “religious persecution” when they are put in their place and thus people are more likely to hear about the bad chaplains then they are to hear about the good ones.

          • David Walker

            Thanks. And again thanks for what you do. M*A*S*H is currently on one of the vintage TV channels on cable at 1900 Eastern. It’s probably on Netflix or Hulu or something. I’d be curious to know what you think of it. Back Then watching the series became a part of life. I’m not sure what it may be now, but the final episode broke all ratings’ records. It was an amazing series that made it through several cast changes and the demands for “character growth” by some of the actors. It was set in the Korean Police Action, ran nearly 3 times as long, and was clearly commentary on Vietnam…on CBS. Hubs and I hardly ever miss it, but that may be because it was such a central part of our lives Back Then.

          • Robincho

            Being a military chaplain is already an exercise in moranity…

    • JustSayin

      Steve I don’t know when you were on active duty, but three and four decades ago while I was serving they all ready had those same roles.

      Then as now the privacy civilians expect from a doctor or minister did not exist for the military. Whatever you told them went straight to the investigative service if they did not like what you said. Somme I know refused to turn in gays, but they were few and far between.

  • j.martindale

    Fucking liar. The only thing the government demands is that the prelates don’t proselytize their superstitions in their official capacity in the service. Soldiers have the right to be free of their bullshit and not be subject to undesired indoctrination.

  • JustSayin

    Huckabee is sad and pathetic for so many reasons but this one is really from outer space. In the history of the military you can’t find a single enlistee who decided to join because the great chaplains they would be meeting.

    Not a single one who went from tent revival to boot camp salivating over the fire and brimstone sermons they expected to hear on base or the local strip club.

    Keep babbling huckboy, your dry begging for dollars is turning away even your most sycophantic followers

    • Nuff Said

      “Huckabee is sad and pathetic for so many reasons but this one is really from outer space.”

      Huckabee is from Arkansas, not outer space. The pharisee attitude he expresses here is endemic in that state and a few others. I’m so glad to have escaped from living amongst that backwards third world mind set.

  • seththayer

    I’m sorry that Mr. “I’ll never be President, but I will make a career out of trying and you can fund me for that” believes that Christians and LGBT folks cannot co-exist together. Too bad this guy is so focused on just one issue.

  • Robin

    I may not be all clever but I’m still not understanding how promoting gay marriage and civil rights destroys others’ “religious liberties” or affects one’s dedication to serve and protect the Nation. Their definition of ‘liberty’ really seems to mean the ability to force others into practicing a religion that they don’t adhere to and limiting their civil rights to match some particular religious code.This seems to contradict the core of civil or religious liberty, completely; the freedoms we were founded upon. Am I missing something?

    • Marc

      Nope… sounds like you understand it to me.

    • LovesIrony

      Such a shame that when I see the word liberty I associate it with persecution, sad irony

    • Nuff Said

      Exactly. Replace the word “liberty” with “privilege” and it all makes sense. They truly believe their “privilege” is an inalienable “right”.

    • Joseph Miceli

      They justify their blatant attempts to undermine the Constitution by trying to change history. They claim that the United States was founded as a “Christian Nation” and that all subsequent laws have a marked slant towards favoring the Christian Faith over all others. They even have fake historians like David Barton who try to mangle our history with their revisionism in order to get their lies to line up.
      Too bad for them that their propaganda is easily refuted by the actual written words of our Founders. A Google search of the writings of Thomas Paine (who they loathe!!!) Jefferson or Adams reveals their disdain for Christianity.
      Huckabee can never win this argument!

  • April

    Does this mean he volunteered to join the Military? After all he would still have been in his 20’s when Ronald Reagan was President.

  • Jmdintpa

    i wish the god he worships would go ahead and call him home… as the baptist like to say.i wish his fat choked, oxygen starved heart would go ahead and explode and shut this motherfucker up for good.

    • Rod Steely

      I keep saying to these folks GO TO HEAVEN! now

      • Schlukitz

        Nor should he pass GO or collect $200.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      Yeah, rapture already.

  • sherman

    I prefer the “E Pluribus Unum” country.

  • bambinoitaliano

    And this is the guy who wants the power of POTUS. All hail to Ayatollah Hugabee.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      That’s Supreme Ayatollah Hugabee to us heathens.

  • Frederick

    Please kiddies…

    Refuse to kill/slaughter/maim in Jesus’ name until we have a Blood Thristy Warmongering Republican as Commander In Chief once again.

  • MAP

    What happened to
    thou shalt not kill?

    • EdmondWherever

      That sounds like commie Midianite talk!

  • delk

    Draft dodger says what?

    101 Fighting Chairborne strikes again.

    • Nuff Said

      Just a friendly suggested edit:

      101 Whining Chairborne strikes again.

    • skeptical_inquirer

      Chicken hawks are the worst.

  • ab

    Huckabee is pure Christian evil.

    • EdmondWherever

      Oh, now, I’m sure if you just watch a few David Barton videos, at gunpoint, you’ll see his perfectly reasonable position.

      • GreatLakeSailor

        Barton – I hadda look-up that loon – that fcker is scary.

        –American evangelical Christian conservative political activist
        –WallBuilders, a Texas-based organization which promotes the view that it is a myth that the United States Constitution insists on separation of church and state.
        –former vice chair of the Republican Party of Texas.
        –Christian nationalist
        –“one of the foremost Christian revisionist historians”
        –the United States was founded as an explicitly Christian nation

        Snappy dresser though /s

        • EdmondWherever

          He’s actually kinda cute in that pic, makes me wonder how close he came to just chucking it all and coming out.

      • Joseph Miceli

        I despise that asshole. His life is one big attempt to justify his hate by lying about the past. He attempts to tarnish our future by distorting and stealing our past.
        The man is a waste of tissue.

  • Mark

    Hey you stupid fuckabee! What the hell do you think gay men and women in the military are doing??? That’s right! Protecting YOUR precious fucking religious freedom!

  • LovesIrony

    Dog killing son waitin’ out Obama?

  • Queequeg

    I don’t think Hillary’s policies will be different than Obama’s.

  • DutchBoy74

    Has he been around enlisted people for a while?
    Does he know the crazy shit straight enlisted people do?
    Gays serving is the least of an issue when it comes to sexual morality in the military.

    • Paula

      I know exactly what you are saying. I had command of a chemical detachment for 18 months, in the Army.
      I seemed to spend 25% of my time disciplining 18 – 24 year old males.

      • Reality.Bites

        Me too.

        But I do it socially, not professionally.

      • Rocco Gibraltar

        Paula, this gay man is in awe. You rock.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Lord! I remember. All those guys, away from home for the first time, randy as hell and drunk every chance they got…only with guns!
        Recipe for disaster.
        Army, 1985 to 1989, 3rd AD, Ferris Barricks, Erlangen Germany

      • Edward Cherlin

        Now that’s service! Thank you.

  • Jason

    Why do conservatives hate America so much?

  • another_steve

    The military under President Barack Obama:


    • The sad thing is that is exactly what many anti-gays think allowing gays in the military actually means. In their minds that clip isn’t a joke, it’s what the reality of gays in the military looks like. The good news is that this is also why opposition to gays in the military dissipated so rapidly for those actually in the military.

  • justmeeeee

    What a brilliant idea–boycott the military!

  • Justin

    The name Maurice Clemmons should tell anybody all they need to know about Huckabee’s judgment calls.

    • Nuff Said

      Hillary totally needs to use this ala “Willie Horton” style.

      • Justin

        She won’t need to bother, as he will not get the nomination and will not be running against him. I’d like to see her save her energy for where it’s really needed. But if she got a side-shot out at this loser, it wouldn’t bother me too much. 🙂

  • Cedlitz

    “Onward Christian soldiers marching off to the Crusades”. I can see Mike Succubus leading the parade to the recruiting office. with Frothy Mix by his side.

  • Clive Johnson

    Huckabee and the whine of the Christian supremacist—

    -if my Christian beliefs aren’t dominant above every other faith and lack thereof
    -if I as a Christian can’t “share the gospel” in a thousand different but all inappropriate ways,
    -if I can’t use the Air Force Academy to force recruits to attend religious events and coerce them to believe in my sectarian faith as a condition of their success at the institution,
    -if I can’t restrict the military’s chaplaincy to Christians and, grudgingly, some jews,
    -if I can’t force service people to acknowledge my god,

    then, I’m being persecuted. Obama is anti-Christian. And the Holocaust for Christians is just around the corner.

    • And that’s exactly what it is, you hit the nail right on the
      head in every instance. To Huckabee and his ilk “persecution” = not having a special right above anyone else to promote and force his religious tradition on
      others. Let a Muslim chaplain do the exact same thinks and they would flip out but it’s okay when they do it.

  • Clive Johnson

    Hello Mike, nice to interview you today. Let’s get started.

    The thinking public (TTP): Academies of science around the world all agree that easily available contraception and abortion are needed to control population growth in order to avert certain disaster if we don’t. How do you respond?

    Mike: Jesus.

    TTP: Ok, uh… As everything from trade to pollution to dangerous weapons to human trafficking are increasingly global, what do you propose we do? Some are calling for new institutions of global governance. What do you think?

    Mike: Jesus.

    TTP: Alright then. Hmm. In the U.S. we’re teaching for tests, we’re teaching conformity and rule-following. Scores on creativity are in decline. Meanwhile China is abandoning the system we’re using now to emphasize higher order thinking. Thoughts?

    Mike: Jesus.

    TTP: As science is increasingly revealing, threats to biodiversity are threats to the life support systems that humans depend on. What would you do as President to address this?

    Mike: Jesus.

  • GayOldLady

    Just more Hucksterbee being Hucksterbee. His last swipe at pursuing the GOP nomination in 2007 was laughable. He’s just a washed up old Southern Baptist Minister who couldn’t rise higher in politics than being Governor of Arkansas and being a stand up comic on Fox News. He’s finished!!!!

  • Todd Allis

    So wait till Hillary Clinton is commander-in-chief?

  • matt n

    because by then we might have a republican president who could start a war they could actually die in. obama’s been reducing the chances of you attending a funeral in arlington.

  • Randy

    Yeah, this is one of the new talking points. Suddenly they pop up overnight and everywhere. And we are the ones with the supposed agenda.

  • To be clear, when Huckabee says “Christians” he only means the most hard-core fundamentalist right wing bigoted fringe of that religion. He doesn’t mean Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists and most other Christians. That ought to offend what is the majority of American Christians but as usual they will let this comment pass with nary a response.

  • DesertSun59

    Nearly 100% of Christian chaplains have totally and completely ignored the amoral numbers of rapes in the military.

    Huckleberry is in no position to discuss morals and the military in the same breath.

  • There is entirely too much religious ‘authority’ in this country. It’s time to actually enforce the damn constitution and kick these assholes out of our governing and military bodies.

  • doninkansas

    personally, I don’t want folks like that in the military. the religious nuts have caused way too much trouble on the military bases as it is. we don’t need people like that there.

  • JJS_prime

    If we ever have president who orders chaplains to put aside their bibles, I will consider your advice. Not until then.

    Being raised in a branch of christianity that is not the baptist/evangelical fanatic majority, I appreciated that chaplains were expected to minister to ALL in the service not just to their own breed. And this was WAY before Obama.

    • Duck

      Exactly. When I was at Naval Nuclear Power School, I approached the Chaplain regarding Asatru, while he didn’t have information on the rites and rituals of that religion, he did have a great big book of religions to go through to provide for the spiritual counsel of the sailors at his command. Had I required it, he would have provided me with rituals from the Church of Set.

      That was during the end of Daddy Bush’s term.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Why do they keep acting as if parents have a say if there child can join the military? I know you need parental permission to join at 17, but once they are 18 you no longer have legal power over them.

  • Ch-ch-ch-changing

    As long as the military is all about killing people who made the mistake of living in predominantly brown skinned nations, you Christians go right ahead and join. But if it has anything to do with queers…

  • JCF

    Just IMAGINE if a progressive pastor had said this when Dubya was President. There would be demands s/he be shipped to Gitmo!

  • Kendall

    So he doesn’t want a strong military? Why does Mike Huckabee hate America?

  • furyatx

    Serving your country does not require a belief system and is not vital to the protection of the country. I did it and served in combat operations in Iraq. The only thing the chaplains did was get in the fucking way.

  • Cyril

    This man really irritates the F out of me. He lies, spreads rumors and is just a horrible human being. Is this the personification of christ? Is he what it is to be a christian? Wow, it does not speak much for those of faith!