So, it appears former Arkansas Governor, and FOX PAC hack, Mike Huckabee said in a radio interview that President Barack Obama’s childhood in Kenya shaped his worldview?
Does Huckleberry understand the President didn’t visit Kenya until he was in his 20s? Or has he simply taken a long draft of birther Kool-aid?
Apparently during an interview with New York radio station WOR on Monday the “self promoting” potential Republican – or Grand Old Tea Party (GOTP) – presidential candidate told his interviewer that the President’s youth led him to resent the West, which he said explains why, in Huckabee’s view, Obama’s foreign policy differs so greatly from that of his predecessors.
“One thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, (is) very different than the average American,” Huckabee said, pointing to Obama’s decision in 2009 to remove a bust of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill from the Oval Office.
Of course the “Huckster” failed to note that President Obama replaced the Oval Office fixture with a bust of one of his American heroes, President Abraham Lincoln, and moved the Churchill bust to the White House residence.
“The bust of Winston Churchill, a great insult to the British,” Huckabee said. “But then if you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather. He probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather.”
We’re really going to keep bringing up the Churchill bust? Huckles let me help you with something. This isn’t World War II. Great Britain wasn’t offended by the President’s actions; in fact, the only people offended by this were the uber right talking heads of FOX PAC and talk radio.
Regarding his Kenya comments, in true GOTP staff style, the executive director of Huckabee’s political action committee said the former governor simply misspoke about the President’s upbringing.
“When the governor mentioned he wanted to know more about the president, he wasn’t talking about the president’s place of birth — the governor believes the president was born in Hawaii,” Hogan Gidley said. “The governor would, however, like to know more about where President Obama’s liberal policies come from and what else the president plans to do to this country — as do most Americans.”
Ah yes, of course that’s what he meant. Excuse me?
Apparently GOTP candidates and staffers really do believe voters are stupid and will buy whatever they claim. Mr. Gidley, what do you take us all for? Unfortunately for you, and your boss, we don’t all watch FOX PAC, and we don’t all spend our days having our minds turned to pabulum listening to Rush, Hannity et al. Huckleberry meant to say Kenya. He meant to make the connection of “foreigner” in the White House; “African” in the White House; “Muslim” in the White House. He meant to pander to the Tea Party/Birther types on the fringe, and this is just one more example of why he’s not ready for the prime time and why he’s not presidential.