GOP Remains Dead Silent After Mike Huckabee Makes Nazi Reference About President Obama

GOP Remains Dead Silent After Mike Huckabee Makes Nazi Reference About President Obama

With insult generating dickhead Donald Trump soaking up all of the media’s attention by picking schoolyard fights, saying racist things and acting like a thin-skinned little baby 24 hours a day, other GOP candidates for the White House have been left wondering what they need to do to get some of that much-needed spotlight to jolt their primary campaigns. Some have decided to get into verbal battles with Trump and see if that helps, a la Rick Perry and Lindsey Graham. Others have tried to create viral videos to generate interest, such as Rand Paul taking a chainsaw and torch to tax code while wearing a ‘Detroit Republican’ t-shirt.

Then you have the case of former Arkansas Governor and current culture warrior Mike Huckabee. On Saturday, he did a softball interview with far-right media outlet Breitbart. Besides using it to sell his campaign, Huckabee also decided to slam President Obama and the recent deal he made with Iran over nuclear arms. Considering that one of the ways you have to appeal to the Republican base is to denigrate Obama at every turn, the Huckster made sure to use Godwin’s Law when discussing deal and how it will affect Israel.

“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven. This is the most idiotic thing, this Iran deal. It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people. I read the whole deal. We gave away the whole store. It’s got to be stopped.”

The interview started making waves Sunday as it was reported on by numerous publications and sites. By Sunday afternoon, Huckabee and Israelis were both among Twitter’s top ten trends. Most of the people tweeting about Huck were quite critical of his comments. Some really took him to task for what he said.



In the end, while these were definitely and without questions disgustingly awful comments made to instill both fear and rage within the right-wing base, it seems doubtful that they will hurt Huckabee one bit. Washington Post writer Jerry Markon sent this tweet out on Sunday afternoon letting us now how the other GOP candidates have reacted to Hucks’s remarks.



A quick scan of all the other GOP candidates’ Twitter accounts, as well as those of the RNC and Reince Priebus, show that none of them had anything to say about Huckabee or his comments. Not one of them saying, “Hey, how ’bout not making Nazi references, K?”

Likely, they were all thinking, “Damn, why didn’t I think of that?!?!” It is going to be a LONG election season. So very, very, VERY long.


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Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.