Republican humorist P.J. O’Rourke tells Mike Huckabee to stop embarrassing the party on The Daily Beast.

Mike, you’re against gay marriage and gay adoption. Once people get married and have kids they don’t have the energy for any kind of sex. And then, pollsters tell us, they become Republicans. Having you trying to convince people to vote for the GOP is like having Mahatma Gandhi on U. S. Marine Corps recruiting posters.

 

You call for “civil disobedience” to halt gay marriage. And you compare this to the actions of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Mahatma and MLK would walk down the street in assless chaps at the Gay Pride parade before they’d join you in a sit-in.

 

And you don’t like immigrants coming to America and making money. When people come to America and make money, what do they become? Again, Republicans.

 

You want 10 million illegal immigrants to return to their countries of origin within 120 days. Otherwise they’ll be banned from coming to America, where they already are.

 

You say displaying the Confederate battle flag is “not an issue” for a presidential candidate. Not an issue, if you don’t want any black person to ever vote Republican in this dimension of the universe. You’ll have Clarence Thomas putting up Bernie Sanders yard signs if you don’t stop talking smack. Mike, my Republican friends would rather hoist the Jolly Roger than fly the rebel flag like a bunch of cement-head biker trash with Nazi face tattoos. To what political party do you think Abraham Lincoln belonged? We won the Civil War.

 

And my Republican friends aren’t worried about LGBT rights or undocumented aliens. Who do you think decorates Republicans’ houses? The guys from the Moose Lodge? And who mows Republicans’ lawns? Lincoln Chafee?

 

You’re nuts, Mike. You were on John McCain’s short list for running mates and he picked Sarah Palin for her comparative sanity.

Cross-posted from The Sensible Center

http://thesensiblecentercom.blogspot.com/2015/08/pj-orourke-on-mike-huckabee.html

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  • Brownies girl

    PJ O’Rourke quoted by Ballard, says: You call for “civil disobedience” to halt gay marriage. And you compare this to the actions of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Mahatma and MLK would walk down the street in assless chaps at the Gay Pride parade before they’d join you in a sit-in.

    Have had to imagine many things, but picturing Mahatma and MLK in assless chaps at a Gay Pride parade pretty much ices the cake! Thanks for a wonderful laugh this aft.

  • The_Ohioan

    You were on John McCain’s short list for running mates and he picked Sarah Palin for her comparative sanity. says it all.

    Of course we will never be able to erase the stain on our body politic of the tens of millions of votes cast for sister Sarah.

  • Markus

    Mr. O’Rourke is very witty, very funny. He is clearly a member of the country club/corporate wing of the Republican Party. The leaders of this wing of the party thought they could bring in the fundamentalist and angry anti-government factions to bulk up their party, but instead of being complaisant servants the Huckabees and Trumps are claiming their due. It turns out that animating the Golem is easier than stopping him.