COLONIALS  3:59 pm March 1, 2011

Mike Huckabee Knows Barack Obama Grew Up In Kenya

by Jack Stuef

HUCKABEE: I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough. And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, very different than the average American. When he gave the bust back to the Brits –

MALZBERG: Of Winston Churchill.

HUCKABEE: The bust of Winston Churchill, a great insult to the British. But then if you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather.

So, uh, the British were a bunch of imperialists. They called themselves an “empire.” Their queen called herself an “empress.” HOW DARE OBAMA SAY THE BRITISH HAD COLONIES? HOW DARE HE LIVE IN THAT PLACE HE DIDN’T LIVE?

The sun never sets on stupid. [Media Matters]

 

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Barbara_i March 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Huckabee, why is it that you won't give Barack the benefit of the doubt? That cop killer you pardoned sure got his from you.

SexySmurf March 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Washington State is Arkansas' Australia.

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] March 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I thought we were Canada's Mexico?

LionelHutzEsq March 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Clearly, we are Japan's France.

weejee March 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm

If the Huckster comes out here to C'Addle we'd be pleased to let him ride one of our penguins. After a couple of Chinook, they like to cleanse their palette with crackers.

nounverb911 March 1, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Or we could let the Seattle police mistake him for Maurice Clemmons.

OzoneTom March 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm

But the WA cop-killer was an xtian!

glamourdammerung March 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm

That one is actually defensible. Wayne Drummond's pardon on the other hand, shows why Huckabee is either too stupid, too petty, or both to hold any office.

Siding with Mubarak against the President of the United States just to get in petty jabs, siding with a serial rapist against the then-President for the same reason. Anyone else notice a pattern?

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Keith Richard, too! Obviously an Anglophile.

Lost_Teabaggers March 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Yes, it's amazing the capacity these asswipes have for pandering to the lowest common denominator. Oh, and Huckster…last I checked US history doesn't exactly flatter the British until WWI so maybe your idiotic Anglophilia is a bit misplaced. I love it, admitting imperialists were imperialists of all the nerve! This dumbass cracker needs to be tossed into George Dubya's texas chili and never be heard from again. Next thing you know Obama will be calling Rome the Roman Empire and Huckster will REALLY get pissed because theyse the ones what legitimized Xtian!

the_onceler March 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Yeah, how dare a country fight to gain independence from the British Empire! Oh, wait…

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] March 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Yeah, but we were angry about taxes, not about being put in concentration camps and tortured and stuff, so we were justified.

problemwithcaring March 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm

And "we" were white.

Lost_Teabaggers March 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I know, right…you hit the nail on the proverbial head…it's amazing how African, Mexican and South American independence movements have been portrayed in this country…If anything, the Egyptian democracy movement has it kind of good; Republicans are only being mildly assholish to them compared to how our right wingers treat other "non-whites". Of course with Africa we have direct complicity in the Dutch murder of Patrice Lamumba, showing how much we really care about democracy and stuff. I guess you're ready for and deserving of Democracy so long as you're white and ready to let the US make you a client state…..

walstib March 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm

More importantly how dare a former fattie speak at all.

He's worse than former smokers…

Sheesh dude, eat a cheeseburger or sumpin… Just shut it.

GuyClinch March 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Uh, have you seen Fuckabee lately? He's clearly been raiding Newt's Reeses stash.

chickensmack March 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm

…which ex-wife is that?

Negropolis March 2, 2011 at 2:37 am

"Stash" not "snatch." Gawd, get your mind out of the gutter.

nounverb911 March 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm

"their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours"
Huckles doesn't like the fact that the Whites came out on the losing side in the Mau Mau revolution.

KenLayIsAlive March 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I love it. "Our view". "The British" were offended.

Does Huckabee know the world population is actually somewhere north of the three white conservative oafs he thinks it is?

LionelHutzEsq March 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I just find it hard to believe that my view of the Mau Mau revolution might be challenged.

KenLayIsAlive March 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I know. African revolutions occurring thousands of miles from our shores always seem so cut and dried. Just look at Glenn Beck irrefutable perspective on Egypt. I mean, who could argue with such a cogent, nicely drawn, and multi-chalkboarded argument?

Pop_Socket March 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm

What's this 'our view', white man?

trampndirtdown March 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm
Tommmcatt March 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I love that game, "Mau Mau Revolution", except for the reeducation camp level.

zhubajie March 2, 2011 at 6:55 am

It did win Kenya independence, just like our war of independence.

DaRooster March 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

"…probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather."

Yeah, they persecuted your Great-Great Grandfather… Dick!

Lost_Teabaggers March 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Yeah god forbid Obama be told about what actually happened before Gary North or some other Christian reconstructionist douche can pretend it was one big kumbaya in Kenya until the darkies got tired of the freedom being exported by the wonderful British colonists. Seriously…Huckleberry, go eat a dozen donuts and let the adults speak.

Oh, and I love the umbrage about the Churchill bust…Winston Churchill has ALWAYS been more popular amongst dumbass conservatives here than in the UK. That he was immediately repudiated as PM post-WWII is always conveniently left out of their gay hero worship….

PublicLuxury March 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

The bust was on loan dumb ass fucker-bee. Get with the fuckin' progarm. Plus.. eat the corn from my shit, too , also you betcha.

snoopyfan2010 March 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm

second harvest?

Hatrabbit March 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm

It's popcorn squirrel and cornhole-corn every Sunday night at the Huckabee's.

Yeeeeeee-Hah!

Schmannnity March 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

When you grow up in Arkansas, Kenya and Hawaii are the same.

Come here a minute March 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Indonesia, also too.

LionelHutzEsq March 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Well, both are full of dark skin, barely dressed savages boiling over with sexual, animal magnetism.

Fare la Volpe March 3, 2011 at 9:38 am

And then there's Kenya and Hawaii.

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Wow. Just wow. I'm not saying Huckabee's Wall of Stupid shouldn't be knocked down, but I just can't help sitting here in silent wonder for a few minutes first.

Negropolis March 2, 2011 at 2:39 am

Michael Huckabee, TEAR. DOWN. THIS. WALL!

mayor_quimby March 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

I agree. Which point to rebut him on? The fact that Merkuns should be anti-imperialist, especially against the British, otherwise we'd still have the Queen on our money like the canadians. Or the fact that his supposition for O's hatred for the Brits is based on no facts at all.

OkieDokieDog March 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Hey Mikey! Quit humpin' that bible. You're wastin' some of God's precious seeds. Isn't there some young thing you could be impregnating?

Dumb hillbilly lard ass mofo.

SexySmurf March 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Fuckabee is trying to get that all important Foreigners with Gingivitis vote.

PublicLuxury March 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Hey, Fucker-bee, where's your birth certificate? We aren't sure you were actually born. We suspect you were hatched in a sub chamber of Barbara Bush's honey pot.

Barbara_i March 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Honey Pot? More like the bat shit cave.

Extemporanus March 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

TRUE FACT: Back in frontier days, "honey pot" was a sweetly sardonic euphemism for an outhouse, and more specifically, for the sub-board dung bucket that collected one's ass offerings.

“Honey dippers”—not to be confused with "The Honey Drippers"—had the at-one-time enviable task of servicing said crap baskets: Before gold mine owners got wind of their grift and began ordering all honey pot contents be searched by hand, honey dippers used to smuggle nuggets out in the piss-soaked shit.

The More You [Wish You Didn't] Know!

EdFlintstone March 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

More like a blue waffle(just google it-make sure you see the picture).

PublicLuxury March 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Oh. Jesus H Christ on a waffle. WTF. Ish. eeeeeewwwwww. There goes Mr. Luxury's sexual opportunity tonight.

Barbara_i March 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Thanks for the heads up, PublicLuxury. I'm full of pizza rolls and Dr Pepper and would like to hold them down.

Iam_Who_Iam March 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I was saved thanks to urbandictionary.com. Boys will be [disgusting] boys.

EdFlintstone March 1, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Hey it does go with Bab's blue hair color. I'll have you know my wife saw that at work on another girls cell phone and told me to google the term when she came home. The horror!!! Those disgusting chicks. I thought it was right up wonkette's alley of learning new terms. It has made me muffin adverse though. I was in process of editing my post and doing my first hyperlink when the replies came and prevented it.

Extemporanus March 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Fuck muffins — I'll never eat another blueberry pie for as long as I live.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Now I need a Silkwood shower.

EdFlintstone March 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Interesting since Obama never spent any of his childhood in Kenya.

the_onceler March 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Facts are irrelevant.

Preferred Customer March 2, 2011 at 10:59 am

Why do you hate America?

nounverb911 March 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

"Arkansas Quake Is Its Most Powerful in 35 Years"
Huck, I think Jeebus is trying to tell you something.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/us/01earthquake

hagajim March 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

What happend!?!? Did the Huckster fall down?

chickensmack March 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm
problemwithcaring March 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm

And that $140 million for "volcano monitoring" that Jindal was categorizing as government waste was, of course, used for seismic monitoring and mapping.

What you *don't* know can kill your dumbass.

mavenmaven March 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Lets face it, all of these current teabaggers would have been anti-revolution in 1776. @#$%ing loyalist tories all of em.

hagajim March 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm

You know, Huck seems like a pretty decent guy…..until he opens his fat piehole!

Beetagger March 1, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I have a fat piehole, and I resent that remark.

dogscantlookup March 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Huck is a hillbilly that eats squirrels, what does know about Britain?
Or America

widestanceroman March 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I want him to run just so the stress triggers out of control eating binges. I want this man to go Full Metal Creosote for the length of the cycle and then lose by a landslide.

Yes, I would cook this man dinner, just to watch him explode.

Oh, and I think what he said here was 'anti-colonial' for those who don't understand hyphens.

trampndirtdown March 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Oh c'mon it's wafer thin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXH_12QWWg8

EdFlintstone March 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Huck its what you don't know that's troubling the rest of us. You know what's troubling me? That Huckabee grew up in a satanic cult that regularly burned bibles and committed human sacrifices. Now you may say, but Ed there's no evidence of that. That may be true but it's still "troubling."

PsycWench March 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I heard they drank newborn zebra blood with their Cheez-its.

CalamityJames March 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm

You heard wrong. Those were Cheese Nips, not to be confused with hairy-chested gingers.

Pop_Socket March 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

But has he ever explained helping Glenn Beck bury that girl he killed in 1990?

Preferred Customer March 2, 2011 at 11:00 am

I don't think he's ever commented on it. DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSION.

bagofmice March 2, 2011 at 8:54 am

That explains why he hangs out with Beck.

Naked_Bunny March 1, 2011 at 4:27 pm

You'd think the Brits would want Churchill's bust back so it could be buried with the rest of him.

Zvi_Bleindmeis March 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Gigantic bloke-bosoms.

user-of-owls March 2, 2011 at 8:48 am

This faux-politeness is something you often see in 'preachers.' If it was anyone else, they would have said, "WInston's tits."

tribbzthesquidz March 1, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Huck and Bachman must have had the same history class with Professor Pullitoutyerass.

jim89048 March 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm

BRING BACK THE IMPERIAL GALLON!

chickensmack March 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Hell no. Per liter is cheaper. Average of 84 cents, versus three something per gallon!

Naked_Bunny March 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Plus you get gas station attendants with French accents. I think. Don't you?

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I think in New Jersey.

jim89048 March 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm

But think how many more miles you could go on an Imperial gallon vs a US gallon, or gawd-ferbid, a soshulist liter!

Callyson March 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

"The bust of Winston Churchill, a great insult to the British."
So hard to keep up with wingnuts these days! I thought they loved Churchill for his tough stance on the Soviets, and also that quote about how someone over 40 who is not a conservative has no brain. Bet he'd take that comment back if he came back from the dead and saw what today's crackpot righties are like…

Dudleydidwrong March 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Evidently Churchill never said that. No one can find it any place in his speeches or writings. Saying evidently originated with a Frenchman (Guizot, 18th century) and has been cribbed by various people (Charles Kraut-shit-hammer) but wasn't said by Winnie.

aguacatero March 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

This guy leads an actual double life. He goes on the Daily Show and acts like an affable and sorta hep closet moderate, some sort of popular, band-playing middlebrow dean at a community college. And then he goes on redneck radio and says crazy teabag birther backwoods baptist deep fried squirrel shit.

This is actually pathological. Choose a side of our late-1850s style cultural divide, we're at war. Also, does he not know about modern electronic recording capabilities?

ttommyunger March 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm

He knows his specific audience. He, like the Apostle Paul, wants to be all things to all people, so he can spread the Gospel of Hucksterism far and wide. 'Course Huck's got about as much in common with Paul as I do, but what the Hell, go for it, fatso!

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

To answer your question, I supply the following evidence:

1. He was governor of Arkansas, for which literacy of any kind is generally not seen as a plus (Bill was an exception)
2. While governor, he ordered a Quad-wide to serve as his official residence while the Gov's mansion was repaired (not kidding – it was an Indiana "manufactured home" (trailer) on a grand scale)
3. He currently works for Fox News.

So no, he has no idea that anyone can take his various statements and compare them for consistency/logic/facts.

BarackMyWorld March 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm

"…crazy teabag birther backwoods baptist deep fried squirrel shit."

I'm planning to use this phrase in a real-world conversation at the earliest convenience.

mumbly_joe March 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Folks, you heard it here first: If Huckster had his way, he'd give the British back all of their colonies, presumably because he hates America.

ManchuCandidate March 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Kenya, is that Arkansas code for Hawaii?

CalamityJames March 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Nope, it's Arkansas code for "nigger." Very close though.

Come here a minute March 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Uh, they don't really need a code for that.

Negropolis March 2, 2011 at 2:42 am

I'm sure there's an app for that, though.

Monsieur_Grumpe March 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Is this National Say and Do Something Stupid week?
Cause it's not on my calendar.

GuyClinch March 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm

It's National Say and Do Something Stupid Decade, my dear monsieur.

LetUsBray March 1, 2011 at 8:47 pm

In Teabaggistan, every week is National Say and Do Something Stupid Week.

chickensmack March 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Are they talking about O'Bama I or II? The former did grow up there. The second, well, we like to antagonize white people by gleefully saying it out loud, along with "Allahu Akbar!" and "Alayhi s-salām."

Extemporanus March 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm

♪♫ Giddy Up-a Oom-Poppa Omm-Poppa Mau Mau! ♪♫

Angry_Marmot March 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Must… fight… urge to link… to John Waters' version…

bumfug March 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Huckabee is a bible-thumping douchebag. The fact that he's got this reputaton for being the "reasonable" Republican just shows how totally fucked up the rest of them are.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm

That reputation seems about as well earned as McCain's "maverick" status – and about as likely to hold up to the rigors of running for the GOP nomination.

I mean so far he has said abortion is the number 1 issue for him as a wannabe President, that poverty can be solved by making poor women (read black) marry their baby daddies and this shit. At this rate, by the time they get to actual campaigning he's gonna be wearing a white hood and burning "welcome crosses" on the South Lawn of the White House.

bumfug March 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm

When were you at Berkeley? I was booked a few times at the Sunday night comedy shows at the Bear's Lair back in the '80s. Hosted a halloween party/costume competition there one year, good memories.

MinAgain March 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Empire, schmempire. Don't confuse Huckabee with facts. They make him nervous, and when he's nervous, he eats. Oh, God, does he eat.

Weenus299 March 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

George Washington, Daniel Morgan, Thomas Sumter, Francis Marion were all unamerican for attacking British movements, also too.

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm

You know who else had fits of Anglophilia that led him to do and say stupid things?

SexySmurf March 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Lyndon LaRouche?

metamarcisf March 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Carrot Top?

CalamityJames March 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

The entirety of the GOP?

imissopus March 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Captain Steubing?

TanzbodenKoenig March 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Benedict Arnold?

MinAgain March 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

You're going to have to narrow it down a little.

LionelHutzEsq March 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Jesus?

trampndirtdown March 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Franz Joseph?

the_onceler March 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm

The Beatles?

CapnFatback March 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Euclid?

Wait, that would be Angle-philia.

zhubajie March 2, 2011 at 6:59 am

Tony Blair

DoktorZoom March 2, 2011 at 8:38 am

Anyone who's ever had a crush on Limey Lizzie?

HateMachine March 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Today, the sun set on the British Empire at exactly 5:39 PM, GMT.

PresBeeblebrox March 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Great! If you liked the 2008 GOP primary, you'll love 2012. Huckleberry against Mittens, Godfather Q. McPizza, Lou Sarah, and Newton Leroy Gingrich. Which one will move to the right faster?

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm

There's gonna be big-ass pileup in Turn 2.

mumbly_joe March 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm

You know who else probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather?

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Andrew Jackson?

mumbly_joe March 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

Also, too, Lincoln. Whose father was a British citizen (arguably, being born at the height of the Revolution), so WHERES THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

mumbly_joe March 2, 2011 at 12:06 am

Boo, I guess Wookies beat me to it, and nobody wants to play another round.

zhubajie March 2, 2011 at 7:00 am

A lot of Irish-Americans.

harry_palmer March 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

"Raised in Kenya" is as close as Schmuck – A – Bee can come to calling Bam a ni**er and still be considered "the" reasonable Republican.

imissopus March 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Whereas Huck would have deep-fried and eaten that bust.

inapewetrust March 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

i fart huckabee(s)

LionelHutzEsq March 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Growing up in the United States, Huckabees' view of the American Revolution is decidedly anti-British.

What is wrong with the man?

Redhead March 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm

And one thing that I do know is his (Huckabee's) having grown up in Arkansas, his view of logic and reasoning, for example, very different than any person with more brain cells than Trig.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Isn't the license plate motto "My Cousin, My Wife"?

Schmannnity March 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Actually, it's "Thank God for Mississippi." Otherwise, it would be dead last in everything.

LionelHutzEsq March 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

But then if you think about it, his Huckabee's perspective as growing up in Kenya Arkansas with a Kenyan Arkansan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution War of Northern Aggression in Kenya the United States is very different than ours sane people's because he probably grew up hearing that the British North were a bunch of imperialists socialist who persecuted his grandfather.

SilverTsunami March 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Wow, it works beautifully.

Slim_Pickins March 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

This is truly inspired! My only quibble is that it was probably his great, great grandfather that was oppressed. (Or maybe his great, great great grandpapy, given Arkansans proclivity for early fornication).

CapnFatback March 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Someone warn Huckabee that the average American's view of the British is more in in line with Otto's.

Extemporanus March 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm
TanzbodenKoenig March 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I liek Huckabee, eh's a pretty cool guy. He slanders teh President, and is not afraid of anything.

Extemporanus March 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Anem!

Steverino247 March 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

The Mau Mau Oath (according to Huckabee):

I, Barack Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

blogslut March 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Poor Mike. It's that awful Ann Dunham's fault. If she had just gone to Jesus school and married some nice white minister, she wouldn't have led a life so confusing to a simple boy with a glandular condition.

V572625694 March 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Huck, Huck, dial the crazee down a notch or two until you complete your life's mission of denying the nomination to Mittens. After that, anything goes.

ttommyunger March 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I can just imagine President Huckabee incorporating the Cracker Barrel Menu for all State Dinners and all of us wondering what breed of White House Dog his son will strangle next. Good times!

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm

But will he pick the dry as dust cornbread or the muffins that stick in your gut like lead? Enquiring colons want to know.

ttommyunger March 1, 2011 at 8:03 pm

BOTH, Fool! Have you lost your senses?

Schmannnity March 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Strangling aside, would be nice to see a Coondog or Bloodhound instead of Bush's Scotty or Obama's Portuguese Water dog.

ttommyunger March 2, 2011 at 11:10 am

Or better yet, a pound dog of no particular pedigree right out of the DC Pound, or even better, TWO.

zhubajie March 2, 2011 at 7:01 am

VP Newt?

ttommyunger March 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

Alaskunt would be more snark friendly, Z.

zhubajie March 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

She can be ambassador to Israel or something else wildly unsuitable.

ttommyunger March 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Or Gaza.

MinAgain March 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm

We already had one president who was practically dating the British prime minister. We don't need another one.

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Dubya and Blair? I wonder if Prince Bandar was jealous.

aguacatero March 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm

One big takeaway I had from the excellent FDR bio, "Traitor to His Class": FDR had quiet contempt for Churchill's ugly, racist, imperialist side and was constantly refusing to legitimize the Brits in India. (Also, FDR distinguished, in terms of their congruence with US interests, between Churchill's war aims of (1) saving Europe from totalitarian domination, and (2) preserving the Empire).

wvfii March 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm

this is how a man filled to the brim with God's love articulates "n*gger".

Lazy Media March 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm

That traitor Obama! Trading in a bust of American hero Winston Churchill for one of that weirdo foreign commie Abraham Lincoln! He makes me SO MAD!!!11!!!11Eleven!1

alaninthecastro March 1, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Huckabee's spokesman says Huckabee mis-spoke, confusing Kenya with Indonesia (a common problem — both have brown people!). He meant to say that, having spent ages 7-10 in Indonesia, the young Obama developed a highly critical analysis of Dutch imperialism, and consequently views the War of Spanish Succession in a much different light than real Americans.

problemwithcaring March 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm

So does that mean Obama grew up with his "Indonesian" father and grandfather in Hawaii or that he grew up with his Kenyan father and grandfather in Indonesia?

alaninthecastro March 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

As Obama has made clear many times, it means he grew up on the planet Krypton, with his father, Jor-El.

Negropolis March 3, 2011 at 12:56 am

Yes.

not that Dewey March 2, 2011 at 8:31 am

And then Obama returned that bust of Willem Drees, causing much consternation among conservatives.

Mahousu March 1, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Random Wikipedia quote: [E]lectric shock was widely used, as well as cigarettes and fire. The screening teams whipped, shot, burned and mutilated Mau Mau suspects, ostensibly to gather intelligence for military operations and as court evidence.

Yes, I suppose the Kenyans might have had a slightly different viewpoint on this from the British.

Snarke_Diem March 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I can't believe that HUCK wasted a perfectly good opportunity to snark on Barack and Michelle for not getting an invite to William and Kate's wedding. I mean, only royals are being invited, no other world leaders, but the facts never stop the HUCKSTER.

Snarke_Diem March 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Best. Huckabee. Family. Picture. Ever.

And the story's pretty good, too:
http://crooksandliars.com/2007/12/16/huckabee-squ

KenLayIsAlive March 2, 2011 at 12:12 am

Good god. Michelle Obama missed one.

MadBrahms March 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm

"Ah, yes, a bust of the man whose colonial forces *literally tortured my grandfather*, literally. That'll go great over there by the ficus."

LetUsBray March 1, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I'd love to know more about Hucklenuts' crackpot religion. What I know is troubling enough.

gullywompr March 1, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some . . . people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over HERE in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.

Slim_Pickins March 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm

There are two parts to the Huck's claim: 1. Obama was raised by his father and grandfather, 2. In Kenya. So by claiming that he was raised in Kenya was a simple misstatement, his flacs have cereated a logical contradiction, which shouldn't be a problem for a birther since there is no evidence his father and grandfather were ever not in Indonesia, that in and of itself is evidence that they were there. QED

I think Obama's real problem is he spent much of his adult life in Chicago, which does not have Walmarts. Who can you be a true American if you don't shop at Walmart?

BarackMyWorld March 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm
XOhioan March 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

DAMN! They are GOOD! Huckles did that meme connector in record time:
1. Barack Obama grew up in Kenya (truth not required)
2. His father and grandfather were Kenyan
3. The Mau Mau revolution (which featured well-publicized atrocities against whites) was in Kenya
4. Barack rejects conservative love-object, Winston Churchill.

Take-away: Barack Obama will kill white people and is also a fascist.

BaldarTFlagass March 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

Is the reason the conservatives love Churchill [full disclosure: I graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Texas (!)] so much because he bombed and gassed Iraqis back in the 1920s? It's just a guess.

chascates March 2, 2011 at 1:56 am

The Churchill bust was on loan from the British government. They offered to let Obama keep it but he declined, saying he preferred a bust of an America, Abraham Lincoln.

Bush was loaned the bust after 9/11 and he thenceforth compared himself to Churchill. I think that's why Barry didn't want Winston staring at him in his office.

Negropolis March 2, 2011 at 2:46 am

Translation: He's not one of us. **wink, wink**

That is all kinds of tangled racism and xenophobia, right there.

Southern Baptists are the best Baptists.

zhubajie March 2, 2011 at 6:17 am

Lots of Britons don't like Churchill. That's why they voted him out, as soon as they could, post-WW II.

weejee March 2, 2011 at 7:04 am

Looks like thinkin' not gonna be part of the Grand Olde Party's party in 12.

Nope, just go into the political barn, reach down and grab a pile of whatever and fling it at the barn wall. If it sticks, you got yer shtick. If not, ramble around for another nice pile, scoop it up, fling away, and see if this time you get a sticky shtick. In computer terms this is what is known as an endless doo loop and I mean every oh.

4TheTurnstiles March 2, 2011 at 8:26 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O34yPdYbsg

don't try to do no thinkin'
just go on with your drinkin'…

user-of-owls March 2, 2011 at 8:46 am

Mau Mau is this generation's Macaca.

mereoblivion March 2, 2011 at 9:14 am

So? Mike Huckabee grew up in Arkansas.

Negropolis March 3, 2011 at 12:57 am

It's like a less developed and wetter Kenya.

SilverTsunami March 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

But he did live in Indonesia for a while. It's in his book. You know, the one that other guy wrote.

Lost_Teabaggers March 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Yes and Mittens, too…remember Fuckabee and Mittens hate each other so in a competition to pander for lunatics Mittens will don one of the English safari hats, grasp a 30 ought 6 and proclaim he's going hunting to stop that Kenyan from ruining America…. your move, Huckster.

Negropolis March 3, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I know that's right; Bush played Blair like he did his ex-girlfriends. It was really kind of pitiful.

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