Mike Huckabee: Democrats Think Women “Can’t Control Their Libido” Without Birth Control From “Uncle Sugar”

Former Arkansas Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee

When a Republican talks about women and their reproductive rights, it never ends well. And former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is no exception to the rule.

Fed up with the anti-Republican “War on Women” narrative, Mike Huckabee went on a bit of a rant at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in downtown Washington.

“Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women,” Huckabee told his audience.

Okay… so far so good.

“That’s not a war on them. It’s a war for them. And if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”

Aaaand you blew it…

Huckabee, referring to the provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires most employers to cover the full range of contraception in their health insurance plans, told his GOP buddies that women are “outraged” when Democrats paint them as nothing but “victims of their gender.”

“Women I know are outraged that Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have the government provide for them birth control medication,” he said. “Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything that anybody else can do.”

Except being capable of having complete control over their own reproductive choices of course. That’s Huckabee’s job. But at least he’s got one thing right; many women are smart, educated and intelligent. And that’s why the majority of women don’t vote Republican.

Via: The Washington Post

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