Huckabee looses it in talking about what he says he’s hearing from Millennials.
Mike Huckabee Tuesday night at the GOP debate had strong words against the Millennial generation. Rather than legalize marijuana or help them pay for college, a President Huckabee would strongly suggest they join the military.
â€œAll over America I hear young people say, â€˜Would you tell me what youâ€™re gonna do? Would you get me free college? Would you make sure that I can have medical marijuana?'” Huckabee said, mocking millennials.
“You know what I think we oughta tell young people, â€˜We arenâ€™t gonna give you anything! Weâ€™re gonna give you the opportunity to get off your butt and go serve your country and secure your freedom because if you donâ€™t, nobody else is.'”
â€” CNN (@CNN) December 16, 2015
That suggestion to “get off your butt and go serve your country and secure your freedom” was so strong it led some to think he might reinstate the draft.
Is Huckabee actually advocating a return to the draft? #GOPDebate
â€” Bruce Rheins (@BruceRheins) December 16, 2015
Did Gov. Huckabee just call for a military draft? He just insulted every young person who’s asked about affordable college.
â€” AJ Vicens (@AJVicens) December 16, 2015
Didn’t Huckabee seem to insinuate he might be for a draft earlier in the #GOPDebate?
â€” Jacob Smith (@jacobfhsmith) December 16, 2015
So Huckabee lowkey tryna bring the draft back, basically. #GOPDebate
â€” Zephyra RochÃ© (@SheSeauxSaditty) December 16, 2015
Huckabee just reintroduce the draft?
â€” Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) December 16, 2015
Mike Huckabee wants a draft. Got it.
â€” 9-3 :/ #GoBlue (@LetMicahDown) December 16, 2015
â€” Matt (@MattNowak1) December 16, 2015
â€” Julie Hutchinson (@ThickofThings) December 16, 2015
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Trump May Soon Find Himself Battling 5 Republicans for Re-Election – They Could Help Democrats Win the White House
A same-party primary challenge against a sitting president is not unheard of. Five members of a sitting president’s party would be extraordinary.
Currently, only former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld has officially declared he is running for the Republican nomination for president.
But as The Washington Post just reported, there are four more Republicans in the wings, “inching” closer to declaring their candidacies.
Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh, whose journey over the past year has found him moving from disturbing support for Trump to joining the anti-Trump camp (while occasionally offering up some common sense takes on current issues,) is among the four. He “is preparing a Republican primary challenge to President Trump that he previewed as a daily ‘bar fight’ with the incumbent over his morality and competency.”
Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford, who lost his seat after he criticized Trump and the president’s machine went into action against him, “said he is inching closer to a bid of his own by sounding out activists in New Hampshire and other early-voting states about an insurgency focused on the ballooning deficit.”
Former Arizona senator Jeff Flake, who was also the target of the Trump machine, “said he has taken a flurry of recruitment calls in recent days from GOP donors rattled by signs of an economic slowdown and hungry for an alternative to Trump.”
Former Ohio governor John Kasich, who ran for president in the 2016 primaries and earned The New York Times’ endorsement for the GOP nomination, “will head to New Hampshire next month to ‘take a look at things’ after experiencing ‘an increase’ in overtures this summer.”
While the chances of any Republican winning the Republican nomination over Trump are slim, primary challengers take up a campaign’s time, money, energy, and focus, and that can help the opposing party unseat an incumbent.
For example, in 1992 Pat Buchanan’s primary challenge against sitting President George H.W. Bush led to the 41st president losing the White House to then-governor Bill Clinton. In 1980 Senator Ted Kennedy challenged sitting Democratic President Jimmy Carter, helping put Ronald Reagan into the Oval Office.
As Business Insider noted in May, “Throughout the 20th century, sitting presidents who faced challenges from within their own party went on to lose in the general election after being severely weakened.”
‘Was Goebbels Unavailable?’: ABC Blasted for ‘Normalizing Fascism’ by Putting Sean Spicer on Dancing With the Stars
“Remember when Spicer talked about ‘Holocaust centers’ and defended Hitler, saying he didn’t use chemical weapons?”
Disney and ABC Television must have known that putting former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer on “Dancing With the Stars” would draw condemnation, but the outrage over the just-announced news is palpable.
Spicer will go down in history for the massive lies he told, starting with his vicious and attacking falsehoods about the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The lies seemed to continue daily, only to be outdone by, at one point, Spicer actually appearing to defend Hitler for not gassing his people – which he clearly did.
Spicer appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday to join in the announcement that he’ll be among the “stars” to dance on the 14-year old primetime reality TV show. One of the co-hosts of the show, popularly known as just “DWTS,” made a joke of Spier’s day one lies:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 21, 2019
Spicer’s lies are so ingrained in the Trump administration’s history they even appear in the Mueller report.
On Spicer’s exit from the Trump White House The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza wrote: “Sean Spicer Will Be Remembered for His Lies.”
Many are furious that ABC is “normalizing” a “pathological liar” and normalizing fascism by placing him on national television in a reality TV show.
Take a look:
S. SPICER: Hitler didn’t even sink to the level of using chemical weapons… he was not using the gas on his own people
NETWORK EXECS: Can you dance, though?
— Eric Rauchway (@rauchway) August 21, 2019
tee hee, get it, cause he turned a taxpayer-funded position into a propaganda arm, lying to our faces every single day in order to aid a white supremacist administration, hilarious!
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) August 21, 2019
Intentionally and gleefully lying to the American public is not something to joke about. Disgusting.
— Kevin Maisto (@kevinmaisto) August 21, 2019
Was Joseph Goebbels unavailable?
— Daniel Malmer (@danielmalmer) August 21, 2019
I’m old enough to remember when Sean Spicer said Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons on his own people and then when backtracking called concentration camps “Holocaust centers”.
Not a good look ABC. pic.twitter.com/RFMMpFAyUC
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) August 21, 2019
— Sharon Ringel (@sharon_ringel) August 21, 2019
Remember when Spicer talked about ‘Holocaust centers’ and defended Hitler, saying he didn’t use chemical weapons? That should have had actual repercussions. And should now too. https://t.co/jDWSTX8OdR
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) August 21, 2019
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 21, 2019
None of this is funny. This man knowingly and blatantly lied to the American people in his official capacity as a government servant of the people. He helped create the atrocity that is still in office. Shame on ABC.
— Amanda Hammar (@AHammar_esq) August 21, 2019
Nicely done, Tom!
But I’d be more impressed if you walked out of hosting this season to boycott his selection.
— Sean Ryland (@sean_ryland) August 21, 2019
it’s funny because his job was to help a dangerous psychopath constantly lie to the country
— Lindsey Barrett (@LAM_Barrett) August 21, 2019
— kristywoods (@kristywoods) August 21, 2019
This is a seriously bad look on @DancingABC for casting this man.
— Tim (@mickeyshy12) August 21, 2019
Normalize fascism with the wash ups
— Orange President, Yellow King (@DYCTree) August 21, 2019
Why is DWTS promoting a pathological liar?#BoycottDWTS
— Elizabeth Squires (@esquires1215) August 21, 2019
you know how you sit in history class learning (hopefully they teach u) about the Holocaust and various genocides and you think “how on earth do good ppl let this happen?” When Spicer showed up on the Emmy’s was the first time I really truly understood how.
— Christine Nangle (@nanglish) August 21, 2019
I am a super loyal @dancingabc viewer who will not be watching this season. #DWTS is about growth, fun, escapism — and Sean Spicer and the Trump Administration are what we need to escape from. This is so disappointing. https://t.co/Rh1rCQA6gP
— Jess Morales Rocketto (@JessLivMo) August 21, 2019
Trump Defends Anti-Semitic Trope by Posting Claim From Birther Saying Jews ‘Love’ Trump Like ‘The King of Israel’
Wayne Allyn Root Once Bragged About the Size of the President’s Penis
President Trump once again is playing defense after launching an anti-Semitic trope on Tuesday accusing the vast majority of Jews in America of “great disloyalty.” The president did what he always does in these situations: finds anyone who will still support him and post their praise to Twitter.
Trump’s choice this time to “prove” he’s not anti-Semitic, despite delivering a grotesque anti-Semitic trope, is Wayne Allyn Root, who supposedly compared Trump to the “King of Israel,” and the “second coming of God.”
Root is a far right wing conspiracy theorist who once bragged about the size of President Trump’s penis. Root, as The Daily Beast reported last September, claimed Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Trump’s ties to Russia because he has “penis envy.”
“Mueller’s is smaller than Trump’s,” Root said, according to Right Wing Watch.
Root is also a birther, and claimed that the white supremacist who killed Heather Heyer at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was probably an actor paid by George Soros. Soros, a Jewish philanthropist, is the target of much of the far right’s conspiracy theories.
But back to Trump’s Wednesday morning tweets.
Here’s what he claims Root said:
“President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for all Jews, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.”
Root, by the way, in June of 2016 declared his support for Trump by announcing, “I am a Jew turned evangelical Christian. I am also a passionate supporter of Donald Trump.”
Here’s how Trump’s tweets are being received:
Yes, Wayne Allyn Root, a conspiracy theorist who promote anti-Semitic George Soros attacks.
More racist blather.
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) August 21, 2019
This thread, not a full day after calling American Jewish Democrats disloyal, is eschatological antisemitism from a right wing extremist. It draws a line between good (right wing and/or Israeli) and bad (liberal) Jews. This is stochastic terrorism. https://t.co/ezM7CglKvb
— Rabbi Andy Kahn (@rabbiandykahn) August 21, 2019
Hey @realDonaldTrump before you quote a guy who is claiming you aren’t anti-Semitic first make sure he hasn’t spewed anti-Semitic tropes like claiming George Soros was behind the 2017 white supremacist attack in Charlottesville:https://t.co/KDa2bO9IMt pic.twitter.com/EqVxcm5oAz
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 21, 2019
Trump defender Wayne Allyn Root: “In addition to being a Donald Trump–obsessed sycophant, right-wing commentator Wayne Allyn Root is also an avid conspiracy theorist who unapologetically continues to insist that Seth Rich was murdered by the Democrats” https://t.co/ShzfFYoXSw
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 21, 2019
Wayne Allyn Root after the Las Vegas mass shooting claimed the shooter was part of ISIS as he tried to gin up hate of Muslims. No wonder Trump loves him – both anti-Muslim bigots who love conspiracies. https://t.co/ajZmAV7Dci pic.twitter.com/GLmMuWZejE
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 21, 2019
Wayne Allyn Root has promoted conspiracy theories including that Las Vegas shooter had ISIS ties, Charlottesville was a false flag, Seth Rich was murdered (by any number of Democrats) and birtherism.https://t.co/xM0W4BPUDK https://t.co/wYJG2gPwBY
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) August 21, 2019
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