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Sunday, January 26, 2014

President Barack Obama Speaks Intelligently About Women - Huckabee Alert

Mike Huckabee receives a failing grade in recent public comments he made trying to explain women's access to healthcare and contraceptive coverage. For some idiotic reason, Huckabee characterized women who accept health coverage for contraception coverage as doing so because they want to control their libido. He made no mention about men and their own libido.

Michael Tomasky writes in the Daily Beast:  What galaxy do Republican men live in? Apparently one where ladies who use contraception are ‘helpless’.....

Pitiful Mike Huckabee needs woman speak lessons. Guess what? Probably, the very best teacher for this subject is President Barack Obama.

Read what President Obama said in a speech he gave last week when he addressed men about how to prevent sexual abuse of women. President Obama's comments were educational and respectful:

"'Sexual assault is an affront to our basic decency and humanity. And it's about all of us, the safety of those we love most: our moms, our wives, our daughters and our sons. Because, when a child starts to question their self-worth after being abused, and maybe starts withdrawing, or a young woman drops out of school after being attacked, or a mom struggles to hold down a job and support her kids after an assault, it's not just these individuals and their families who suffer. Our communities, our whole country is held back,' Obama said."

President Obama raises the value of women when he calls for basic decency and humanity.  

In contrast, Mike Huckabee degrades women when he makes leaping assumptions about why women use contraception or need access to health coverage to pay for birth control pills.

I recommend Huckabee study President Obama tapes before he opens his mouth again to speak about women.

An even better idea, however, Huckabee should stop talking altogether.  He's a terrible politician, a right wing extremist, a religious zealot and a terrible role model for men who need to understand how to respect women, rather than speak condescendingly about us.

Huckabee Alert! Pay attention to President Barack Obama when he speaks with sensitivity and intelligently about women.

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