making the statement that the use of federal troops or the FBI to close abortion clinics kind of fails to make me bat an eyelash. After all, this is a guy who sermonized on the subject of being part of "God's Army" during his 2008 run for his party's presidential nomination, and has never been shy about considering his candidacy about "taking the nation back for Christ".
Regarding the above quote, I note that Byron York nudged back in 2007 at the claim (made by Huckabee) that Huckabee's theology degree set him apart from the pack in understanding the issues because, well, theology is what Huckabee's got and it isn't properly a theology degree anyway. Back in 2007/2008, Governor Huckabee had been a proponent of containment of Iran, even while considering the "war" between the West and the Islamic world a theocratic one--apparently, his position has "evolved" (or devolved, depending upon where you stand). The reason I bring this up is because Mike Huckabee let his chief criticism of the containment plan produced by President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, and the rest of the P5+1group (the P5+1 group having actually assembled with this thing in mind since 2006) rest on a Godwinning metaphor, one might be tempted to believe, is because he doesn't mind using the Nazi metaphor and uses it often--
But he uses it a lot for abortion rights.
Which tells me that in his mind, the idea that pro-choice people are de facto Nazis and that he and a righteous Godly Army should fight them as if in a World War is not entirely out of the question. I mean, isn't the alternative to the Iran plan military force? And here he is, referring to military force regarding these clinics. Given that these services are sought out by pregnant women who have reason to terminate their pregnancies makes me wonder what role he sees those women as having? Kapos? Or Aufseherrinnen?
It's a bloody disgusting metaphor in no way analogous to the tragedy wreaked upon aware, born, feeling, thinking people and their families and their generations in Europe all those years ago. He is implicating every woman who seeks an abortion as being responsible, in part, for a genocide. He's condemning a lot of women. And he's dismissive of the use women have for contraception. When I put together all his comments on the subject, it really seems to me that he wants an actual, armed war against the agency of women to determine our own reproduction.
I really don't want someone in the White House with a mentality similar to Eric Rudolph, who doubtless also considered himself part of an Army of God. But kudos to Huckabee anyway for reawakening the idea that there is an actual GOP War on Women. They were almost gonna pretend that wasn't a real thing, but looks like the government will shut down over defunding Planned Parenthood, which does pap smears and STD tests and pregnancy tests and all sorts of other nice stuff that Medicaid pays for poor women--not because of the bogus hoax-ass nonsense where people are somehow rooked into believing that PP makes bank off of selling itty-bitty baby body parts (For what? Folk art? Protein smoothies? Seriously assholes, this is about Parkinson's research and cancer studies, etc. Miss us all with your lack of critical thinking!) But because for some reason, the idea that some women can use health services to control their reproduction to get control of their lives pisses them off to no end.
Like sex ed does. Like not demonizing gays does. So many bad things flow from that kind of theocratic thinking, that I don't even know how in a First World country, some of these folks in the GOP race have a straight chance at winning the nomination for a major party. But Huckabee is there. So, yeah. Theocrats and wars against an entire gender. Which almost beats Confederate bitter-enders and fighting against the Voter's Rights Act, but only just--unless one considers it all apart of the same pathology.