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My Turn: Who’s Mike Huckabee trying to kid?

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Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee stupidly reminded America last Thursday that the Grand Old Party (GOP) is still fighting its absurd war on women.
I know what you’re thinking: Davy, come on, now! You can’t be serious! Mike Huckabee is too smart to say anything that would even remotely remind America that Republican politicians don’t honor and respect women as equals, isn’t he?
Actually . . . no.
Mike Huckabee thought it would be a good idea to try to shift the nation’s attention away from the GOP’s war on women by accusing Democrats of trying to convince women to turn to the federal government for help in controlling their libidos.
Huckabee’s word, not mine!
In his address to the Republican National Committee’s meeting in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said: “If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or reproductive system without the help of the government, so be it. Let us take that discussion all across America.”
He went on to say, “Republicans no longer accept listening to Democrats talk about a ‘war on women. Republicans don’t have a war on women. [We] have a war for women — for them to be empowered to be something other than victims of their gender.
Is Huckabee serious when he tries to convince us that Republicans have a war FOR women or is he kidding himself?
After all, it isn’t the Democratic Party that pushes ‘personhood’ bills to make criminals of women who choose to plan whether or not they have children, it isn't the Democratic Party that continually works to subvert legal abortion in this country, and it isn’t the Democratic Party that went so far as to make defunding Planned Parenthood part of its national political agenda in 2012.
Moreover, it isn’t the Democratic Party that opposes equal pay for women or fails to include women in party leadership roles.
Like it or not, admit it or not, irrespective of what former preacher Mike Huckabee tries to make us believe, Republican politicians in state legislatures around the nation and in Washington, D.C. have, for the past several years, consistently and continually turned their backs on the best interests of American women from all walks of life.
So . . . no matter who Mike Huckabee’s trying to kid . . . we ain't buyin' it.
Are we?

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