Mike Huckabee: The Virginia Shooting Is Part Of The “Widespread Attempt” To Violently Overthrow Trump

Via Mediaite:

The way former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee sees it, this week’s Congressional baseball shooting is all a part of a wider trend of liberals trying to overthrow the government because they can’t accept the results of last year’s presidential election.

Appearing on Fox News this morning, the ex-Republican presidential candidate tied in James Hodgkinson’s shooting spree that left Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) in critical condition to a leftist movement.

“This is a bigger issue,” Huckabee said. “This is an attempt to overthrow the elected government. And I don’t want people to lose sight of the fact that what we’re seeing is not necessarily an organized attempt but a widespread attempt by people who hate the results of the election. Who want to overturn it not by another election, but by violent means. By any means possible!”

  • Christopher
  • fahvel

    where the hell do people who call themselves americans like this piece of garbage come from? It seems that none of them really give a shit about the functioning of a nation designed to serve the people.

    • Chucktech

      Dixie. That’s where the fuck they come from.

  • grada3784

    The Virginia Shooting Is Part Of The “Widespread Attempt” To Violently Overthrow Trump

    Or a Second Amendment remedy.

    Whatever the GOP is in the mood for.

    • FAEN

      Second Amendment remedies are only ok for republicans silly.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Its ok if the shooter is republican

        • Todd20036

          Yes, it is ok if you sit on me….

          That’s how I read your acronym.

          I blame you.

          • FAEN

            Now you’ve made me randy.

          • prixator

            what was your name before?

          • FAEN


    • MonochromeMouse

      Yeah, all I saw happen in Virginia was a “second ammendment person” “taking care” of something he thought was a problem. Just like resident trump encourages.

      • cleos_mom

        Not to mention watering the Tree of Libbity.

    • Uncle Mark

      I wonder if Huckabee will be feeling the same way about Cheeto, when the Feds come for Dear Leader, and he attempts to use daughter Huckabee as a super-sized human shield.

  • Chucktech

    Well, gosh, jesus-addled Mikey, if the traitors in Congress would just do the right thing, we wouldn’t have to handle it this way, now, would we?

  • Silver Badger

    Sounds like Huckabee is calling for a violent Revolution. What an interesting thought.

  • netxtown

    Stroke! Calling Stroke! We have an assignment for Stroke. Stroke – please pick up the white courtesy phone….

    • ted-

      I wish…

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      Does it smell like toast?

  • Silver Badger

    Ok. Let’s have another election. Tomorrow?

  • Gustav2

    Because NO ONE, I mean NO ONE tried this in the last 8 years. /s

  • Chucktech

    Hyperbolic much, you god besotted asshole?

  • bkmn
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I still like Alec Baldwin’s analogy of Trump supporters the best. “It’s like they found a finger in their chili and just kept eating.”

      • canoebum

        Who would have believed that many American voters had been dropped on their heads as a child?

        • Steverino

          Their mothers mistakenly thought they were taking a shit instead of giving birth.

          Turns out their mothers were correct.

        • paganguy

          Until I read how many American adults believed chocolate milk came from brown cows, I’d have doubted. Now… not so much.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Lead exposure seems to be a larger problem than was thought.

          At least we didn’t drink it, like the Romans did. “We” figured out how to turn it into smoke and breathed it in for a couple of generations.


      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        I pay EXTRA for fingers in my chili!

  • SoCalGal20
  • SoCalGal20
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      As somebody else has pointed out:
      Tweets plugging himself citing bogus poll – 3
      Tweets acknowledging dead sailors on USS Fitzgerald – 0

      • SoCalGal20

        Two of the 3 tweets this morning were about the “Witch Hunt”.

        • Steverino

          And all three, predictably, were about himself.

      • Karl Dubhe

        He finally tweeted about the ship. On twitter…

        • Dom Saunders

          Where else would he tweet?

          • Karl Dubhe

            Commented… Whatever. I think you knew what I meant, otherwise you’d not have pointed it out. 🙂

          • Dom Saunders

            Of course, lol

    • Lakeview Bob

      The only problem (well one of many) is that the Rasmussen Polls have been widely discredited for lack of accuracy. Analysts have studied the 2016 polls and found Rasmussen to be very biased and wrong most of the time.

    • FAEN

      Dear Jeebus he’s so delusional.

  • another_steve

    Happy Pride weekend to my Baltimore area friends.

    Wasn’t yesterday’s parade fabulous? Loved all the community marching bands!

    Today in the park. Should be fun. 😉

    • Gustav2

      Happy Pride to Columbus, the only incident was a few BLM who wanted to obstruct the parade, on TV they said they wanted a moment of silence.

      Throngs cheer on LGBTQ refugees, thousands of others in Columbus Pride Parade


      • another_steve

        There was a heightened police presence at yesterday’s Baltimore festivities. I was glad to see that. The cops seemed to be having a good time.

        There was a ten-minute halt in the parade. Don’t know why or whether it was counter-protest related.

        • Gustav2
        • Bj Lincoln

          I always make a point to thank the police at Baltimore Pride. You see the same ones every year. The ones I have talked to over the years all have said it’s the easiest event because there is never any trouble and everyone is so nice. We missed it because we could not get a sitter for the father-in-law. I went to the National March in DC so I still got to enjoy some kind of Pride. My favorite part is the high heel race. I am sorry I missed it. It reminds me of decades of past Parades and home.

          • another_steve

            Sorry you missed the Baltimore parade, Bj. Maybe next year. 😉

            In 2015, I made it a point to walk over to a group of police at the Sunday Druid Hill Park festival and thank them for being there. It was the year of the Baltimore riots and the city’s police force had been much maligned by the stereotypers who extrapolate from the exception to the whole (much like the stereotypers of the LGBT community do) and demonize an entire population based on the few rotten apples among them.

            I thanked them for being there and for watching over us, and they thanked me in return for saying it.

          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            I suspect I’d be better at putting panties on goats than running in heels…

      • Ninja0980
      • Gerry Fisher

        One of the things that stood out in Baltimore’s parade was lots and lots of support for BLM from white folks at the parade. Almost everyone wore as sticker in support. (Baltimore’s 70% black, so it’s unusual for white people not to be tuned into issues that affect black folks here.)

        • Bj Lincoln

          That is great to hear. If nothing else, Freddy Grays murder united everyone behind BLM. I feel BLM was the reason the city wasn’t burned down when they started letting officers off. BLM helped people focus on problem solving instead of being emotional. Maybe that is why I don’t understand what is going on in other places. BLM should be welcomed.

      • Jwmvh

        I was there! Excellent time. I was smiling the entire time. It always makes me so happy.😁

    • Gerry Fisher

      I was with the husband in the LifeBridge Health Care contingent in yesterday’s Baltimore parade. He works at one of their hospitals. We got to give out lots of candy, tee shirts, and ear buds.

      • another_steve

        Saw your contingent and loved it.

        I think it was the Johns Hopkins Medical contingent where the marchers all wore rainbow-colored medical smocks — each one, a different color of the rainbow flag. Soild orange ones. Solid yellow ones. Solid red ones. And all the other rainbow flag colors. Complete with stethoscopes around their necks.

        It was great!

      • Gerry Fisher

        We moved here in ’09. I remember the first year we attended, we were taken aback by the small size of the parade back then. It’s really, *really* grown. The LifeBridge contingent grew from 10 last year to ~50 this year.

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      San Diego’s is in July. Think I’ll ride this year. Record numbers of participants will send a message.

  • Lakeview Bob

    He has pretty much now eliminated any future attempt to run for president. He is just as crazy as the Furor.

    • Bluto

      I think just the opposite. That level of cray is republican presidential material.

      • Lakeview Bob

        You just may be right.

  • safari

    I don’t advocate this route, but isn’t your party all about 2nd Amendment removal?

  • Gigi

    So much for toning down the rhetoric. “Pastor” Rick Wiles said, “Quite frankly, the Democratic Party should be disbanded as a violent, seditious political movement.” He opines that “agitators in the news media” ought to be “rounded up.”


  • Chucktech

    Aw, poor RWNJ snowflakes are SCARED to wear a Trump shirt or a Trump flag on their car or wearing a Trump badge or going to a Trump rally…

    … with Trump saying “knock the crap out of them” or “I’ll pay your legal bills if you beat ’em up.” You ultra 3D projectionist asshole…

    • Steve Teeter

      Oh, so they’re scared, are they? Looks different from where I sit. Some time ago somebody sent me a “DUMP TRUMP!” bumper sticker. I have not put it on my car. I’m scared to. I don’t want my windows broken.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      That is awesome.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Love the music. 🙂

    • M Jackson

      Sublimely silly!

  • Chucktech

    Oh, gaaawwwd, pivoting to Hillary’s “outrages”…

  • FAEN

    I was wondering when the ‘conspiracy theory’ BS was going to rear its ugly head. I can’t imagine living with this terrified ‘everyone who isn’t like me is against me’ mindset.

  • ByronK

    O/T: Happy Father’s Day JMG dads!
    Miss you dad. And hey, you did your best. 🙂

    • M Jackson

      I was a Father’s Day gift, 56 years ago today.
      He gave me many things, chiefly Music, but his greatest gift was the total acceptance and love he gave me when I finally came out to him. We only became closer after that.
      I miss him often and a lot.
      Happy Father’s Day to all!

      • FAEN


      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Happy birthday! And thanks for sharing that great story.

      • another_steve

        Music is a great gift, M J. How lucky you were. 😉

        My dad (long gone) never even blinked when I came out to my folks. And this was 1972 — the (relatively speaking) Dark Ages. Mom, on the other hand, was in hysterics.

        Jewish mother. Prospect of fewer grandchildren.

        Do the math. lol.

        • M Jackson

          Thanks Steve. My father was a classical baritone who sang in concerts, my mother a young coloratura singing on the radio in NYC when they married and she then became a voice teacher who taught out of our living room since I was an infant. I grew up hearing my parents practicing for concerts together, I heard Lerner and Loewe, Rogers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Gershwin sung in my living rooom at the earliest age.
          I thought Mary Martin flying to Neverland on tv was a family relation, she was so revered in our household.
          It’s my birthday, I’m seeing my sister in a production of “A Little Night Music” in an hour, and I’m feeling very nostalgiac for my late parents. And for my youth in general. 🙂

          • another_steve

            Happy birthday fellow Gemini! My birthday was earlier in the month. 😉

            You and I both come from parents who instilled in us a love of the arts. My mom worked with Kitty Carlisle Hart when Kitty was Vice Chair and then Chair of the New York State Council on the Arts. Mom was very into the arts — the performing arts and the visual arts. We lived in NYC at the time and mom made sure my sister and I got to see all the great Broadway shows of the day.

            This was the 1960s and 1970s — a golden age for the Broadway musical.

          • M Jackson

            Thanks Steve! I came home to Dallas for the b’day to see my sister in a production of A Little Night Music.
            That’s so interesting about your mother. I encountered Kitty Carlisle Hart several times in NYC over the last 20 years or so, as a guest at events. In late 2006 I was at a green charity event in the lobby of the Met Life bldg, Mrs. Hart spoke at the podium, she told the story of Irving Berlin writing “Always” for his wife, and she then asked the 300+ people there to join her in singing “I’ll be loving you, Always …” It was incredibly moving, and then several months later she passed away.
            She was a great New York lady, very kind, she was one for the history books.
            In another lifetime I would pick your brain about what great shows you saw here in the ’60s and ’70s!

    • BearEyes

      so the car is there to break the fall so the kid won’t get hurt?

      • ByronK

        Something like that. 😉

      • BobSF_94117

        I think it’s designed so that the child can hold his head in the exact position for maximum injury.

        • JohnFS

          Even if it had worked the kid would have gone flying into the back of that car!

    • Bj Lincoln

      That is PERFECT! I love this movie. I love Mel Brooks and all his friends. This is the first film Gene Wilder did for Mel and he was great!

  • SoCalGal20

    So there are Comey tapes, according to Jay Sekulow?


    • -M-

      When your own lawyer tells the world that you’re withholding material evidence. 😆

    • Karl Dubhe

      A notice of investigation? WTF?

      Since when do crooks get notified by the cops that they’re being investigated?

      Great work in finding such an awesomely competent legal mind.

      • jimbo65

        Last week Rachel opined how we shouldn’t necessarily be gleeful that the POTUS can’t seem to get top notch lawyers. This after a slew of noted lawyers turned him down.

        I’m at the point where I’m saying Fuck it. If he’s too stupid to know he’s getting less than stellar legal advice it’s on him. It’s karma for all the times he stiffed his legal counsel. It’s not like he would listen to them anyways.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          Not that it’s cheap. Kasowitz charges $1590/hour.

          • geoffalnutt

            He’ll never, ever get paid.

    • thatotherjean

      Might? What the hell is “might?” If they exist they can be (have been?) subpoenaed, and MUST be turned over to Congress. You don’t get to choose, sunshine. Of course, Congress has to care, which some of the idjits on the various committees don’t. That could slow things down, especially if Dolt45 takes it into his head to find someone to fire Mueller and precipitate a Constitutional crisis.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I gotta hand it to the Republicans. They’re doing their very best to piggyback off of That Black Guy is Gonna Kill Us All. Gotta keep that panic and victim mentality going.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      The NRA also has been raising hay off that which leads to the occasional problem for it when even members angrily notice how freaking quiet it is in when the gun owner is not white.


      “The NRA was almost completely silent then, too, putting out a tepid statement only after coming under intense pressure from some of its members. As was widely noted at the time, whoever wrote the statement—most likely LaPierre himself—couldn’t even bring himself to mention Philando Castile’s name.

      On its face, the Castile case would seem to have all the trappings of a cause célèbre for the NRA. The group’s most fiercely held belief is supposed to be that law-abiding citizens shouldn’t be burdened—let alone killed in cold blood—by repressive agents of the government just because they want to protect themselves and exercise their Second
      Amendment rights. Castile should be a martyr for the NRA, while Yanez—who reached for the holster of his service weapon as soon as Castile mentioned he was armed—should be its bogeyman.

      It feels banal to even say it out loud: If Castile had been white instead of black, the NRA would have been rallying behind him and his family since the moment of his death, and fundraising off his memory for the rest of time.”

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      And “Crooked Hillary.”
      Mustn’t forget that. Trump is still dipping out of that well!

  • TheManicMechanic

    Disgusting​ fat pig.

    • FAEN

      Except pigs are smarter.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Long pigs aren’t. (I like the idea of long pigs too much.)

      • TheManicMechanic

        And far less disgusting. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    • FAEN

      That’s Republican family values for you.

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  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Oh shut the hell up, Squirrel boy and go back to doing bad standup on twitter

    • kareemachan

      Also, somewhere you have a kid torturing a dog, I’m thinking.

      • FAEN

        I’m going to be a bit hypocritical here-I don’t believe in the death penalty except when it comes to men/women who torture and/or kill children and animals. Then my rage takes over and makes Vader look like a stroll in the park on a beautiful Spring day.

  • Tor

    Just a couple years ago, several of my R family members were all for the Second Amendment solution to overthrow the government.

    • FAEN

      Now not so much right?

      • Tor


  • -M-

    Still lying for grifters’ Jesus.

  • DesertSun59
    • FAEN

      Unless it’s my party in charge-then it’s just for deer.

      • BearEyes

        and moose from a helicopter.

        • FAEN

          The Quitter from Wasilla-I thought there couldn’t be anyone denser. Cheeto has proven me wrong.

          • Karl Dubhe

            I hope she inspires him.

            By which I mean – Trump quits soon…

        • yes b’y

          and hibernating bears

          • Bj Lincoln

            That is bad Karma there. It’s not even good sportsmanship. Killing any sleeping creature is very low.

      • Ninja0980

        I wonder if it will be pointed out to these folks that this guy was simply following their advice.

      • BobSF_94117

        And deer have very good hearing, so we need silencers.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          So do elephants…

    • cleos_mom

      Well, there ya go.

    • Dom Saunders

      Jesus H. Christ…

    • Bj Lincoln

      Lowes is owned by Sam Walton and I have boycotted them for a decade or more and now this!? All that leaves is DYI. I have to see if there is one around here.

  • Karl Dubhe

    I can’t even…

    Right. I’m off for a lovely walk thru the river valley. Fuck this shit.

    • Bj Lincoln


    • Bryan

      I assumed this was what they were doing….didn’t….didn’t anybody else see that was part of the plan?

  • Christ: what an asshole.

  • Jack

    Maybe he’s on to something.

  • Friday

    Well, Huckster, actually he was one of those anti-Hillary twitches who couldn’t accept the results of a *primary* while your lot, including Trump himself, were threatening armed violence if *you* didn’t win the election.

  • Kruhn

    Last night we were talking in an off topic thread on the c death of Stephen Furst and we ended up having a thread about his role in the 90s sci-fi series Babylon 5 and how some of the events depicted in the series are eerily similar to real life events. This story just add to that eerie feeling where life imitates art.

  • j.martindale
  • Mike in Texas

    Completely OT because we deserve it. San Antonio’s new mayor who sent Poison Ivy packing.

  • Macbill

    And Trump supporters just want to kill all muslims based upon the actions of the man who killed two men in Portland, OR coming to the defense of muslim women. If you generalize with one, why not the other?

  • Ken M

    I wonder who they plan to blame for the GOP losing so badly. I mean 11-2, Scalise might be a valuable player..but cmon.

  • bambinoitaliano

    So all the white terrorists in the country committed terrorism during the previous administrations did not take down the government, this snowflake waited long enough to come up from his swamp to claim one left wing shooting incident can equate to Putin and his hackers attempt to take down the country?

  • Cheetolini is doing a good enough job of overthrowing himself. Who needs armed rebellion when he is doing all the work.

  • cleos_mom

    “This is an attempt to overthrow the elected government. And I don’t want people to lose sight of the fact that what we’re seeing is not necessarily an organized attempt but a widespread attempt by people who hate the results of the election. Who want to overturn it not by another election, but by violent means.

    So we don’t want to “overthrow” the government but “overturn” it. Thanks for the clarification, Huckster.

  • Jon Doh

    Mike Huckabee is proof more money needs to be spent on mental health.

  • JWC

    Oh please forget Russia please forget the Russianians Beliieve this convoluted twist that we are pushing and never mind that our guy started this type of rhetoric

  • coram nobis

    The “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” theory.

  • 2patricius2

    Hucksterabee. Ah, yes. His daughter takes after him bigly.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Well, he is right that we really want to overthrow this illegitimate administration.

  • CottonBlimp

    These opportunistic pricks are going to start a civil war.

  • Tom

    I realize that many republicans (Huckabee included) have a very low understanding of the severe social and economic damage that Trump is causing everywhere on this planet. He is causing hate and violent attacks on LGBT and others by his language and conduct. Why not turn your mind (Huckabee) to that fact. And it’s by no means an alternate fact.

    • Because that all fits in with Huckabee’s agenda.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Oh, a vast left-wing conspiracy, eh?

  • TampaDink

    Or…..the Virginia shooting was the act of a person who was mentally ill & had access to firearms & ammo.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Wait, aren’t these the same morons who constantly the display Gadsden flag and talk about the tree of liberty having to be watered with the blood of tyrants (misusing the quote as they do) and how the 2nd amendment is precisely for the express purpose of overturning tyrannical governments? Not seriously asking of course since we all know they only mean that when it’s a Democrat in the White House; especially if he’s black.

  • xzargo

    Just like your son ‘overthrew’ a dog by torturing it to death. No, wait…your son really DID torture a dog to death.

  • narutomania

    Rrrrright. Because one man, alone with his two guns at a baseball field, is going to topple the mightiest military on the planet in the 21st century.


  • Gianni

    Mike, can you or someone on the right with comparable brain power explain why one fanatic on the left represents a conspiracy for government overthrow by liberals (Democrats), but right-wing fanatics that do so much shoot-em-up in our country, don’t represent anything of the kind or even represent the Republican Party? What’s the difference in your mind (?) ?

  • Christopher Street

    Don’t you worry Mike, we won’t need violence.

  • Rick Hammond

    When you’ve been entitled all your life, equality seems like oppression.

  • rednekokie

    Granted, there are probably person(s) who would like to overturn the past election and have their own nit wits in office.
    But it was not persons who shot the congressman — it was A person.
    Mr. fake news needs to improve his grammar.

  • argeejay

    LIAR. Stop trying to sow fear in the American public. No one buys your rhetoric anymore….except maybe Kimmypoo Davis and Mikey DeWhine.

  • SnowFlake

    Spin spin spin…just grifters trying to turn everything into their conspiracy theories in attempts to fool the stupid.

  • A 17 year old Muslim teenager was assaulted and killed in the early hours of Sunday as she walked home after prayers at a mosque near Washington.A report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations found that anti-Muslim hate crime incidents rose sharply in 2015 and increased a further 44%, from 180 to 260, in 2016. Human rights groups have called on Donald Trump to be more forceful in speaking out against acts of violent intolerance.

  • amati1684

    Nonsense, just blatant nonsense.

  • jefe5084

    There are many persons we should no longer report on what they say. All Evangelical and Dominionist “preachers” and politicians are on that list.

  • Huckabee should stick to his admitted preference for pedophilic voyeurism.

    What he is doing, yet again, is called “projecting” – ascribing to other people the sort of wacko motivation that inspires many right wingers like Huckabee (such as claiming the 2nd amendment is for the purpose of resisting the government, setting up armed private militias, etc.).

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    Huckabee, slinging misinformation without challenge.
    There should be challenge.

  • Maggie 4NoH8

    When did Huckabee cross over to batshittery?