Mike Huckabee: There Might Be More Freedom In North Korea Than The United States
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee appears to be making an effort to appeal to the most extreme wing of the Republican Party, or perhaps to join Dennis Rodman’s next basketball trip to Pyongyang:
One day after questioning President Barack Obama’s “Christian convictions” on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has delivered another quote that this time appears to riling up both the left and the right. During his speech at Saturday’s New Hampshire Freedom Summit, Huckabee reporting said, “I’m beginning to think theres more freedom in North korea sometimes than there is in the United States.”
The quote was reported on Twitter by MSNBC reporter Benjy Sarlin:
Huckabee: “I’m beginning to think theres more freedom in North korea sometimes than there is in the United States.” Cites TSA patdowns.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) April 12, 2014
And the Concord Monitor’s Kathleen Ronyane:
Huckabee: “My gosh I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States.”
— Kathleen Ronayne (@kronayne) April 12, 2014
Huckabee’s remarks are, of course, stupid, ignorant, and offensive to both Americans and to the people who have been tortured and killed by the Kim regime over the past seven decades. However, he probably does deserve some credit for originality. Usually, conservatives just equate the Obama Administration with Hitler, Stalin, or Mao.