Mike Huckabee Says Women Use Birth Control Because They “Cannot Control Their Libido”
Another excellent moment in Republican rebranding today, and yet another wonderful example of GOP backward-speak, as religious fanatic Mike Huckabee tells an RNC conference that women who use birth control are being tricked by Democrats into believing they can’t control their libido.
“I think it’s time Republicans no longer accept listening to the Democrats talk about a ‘war on women,’” Huckabee said during a speech at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in Washington. “The fact is the Republicans don’t have a war on women, they have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of their gender.”
Huckabee said Democrats rely on women believing they are weaker than men and in need of government handouts, including the contraception mandate in Obamacare.
Huckabee said Democrats tell women “they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government.”
Behind this absurd, distorted argument is a realization that the right has a huge problem with their attitude toward women’s rights — but absolutely no intention to deal honestly with it. Huckabee tried to cast his misogynistic statement as a smear against Democrats, but actually revealed his own thinking.