Quote# 80410

I almost wish that there would be, like, a simultaneous telecast, and all Americans would be forced–forced at gunpoint no less–to listen to every David Barton message, and I think our country would be better for it.

Mike Huckabee, Rediscover God in America conference 90 Comments [4/6/2011 4:35:09 AM]
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Jesus Klingon

Yeah, that's the only way I'll ever listen to David fucking Barton is with a firearm pointed at my head.

4/6/2011 4:47:59 AM

Well gee, when he's not questioning the legitimacy of the sitting President or taking shots at loving parents, the Huckster is fantasizing about making Americans watch pseudo-historian David Barton use the Constitution as a lobster bib at gunpoint.

Obummer and the libs are the real fascists, though.

4/6/2011 4:51:44 AM

YES!! Millions of people would see him for the nutjob liar his is! It would be the end of his historical revisionism, the WallBuilders and a good chunk Of the Christian nationalist movement!!


4/6/2011 4:53:18 AM

arctic knight

I'm happy to see that this presidential candidate has no regard for the Constitution and wants to use deadly force to get his point across.


4/6/2011 4:54:01 AM


The problem here is that Huckabee is actually one of the saner potential GOP candidates for 2012.

Despite the disappointment that has been the current administration, I really don't want to think about the possibility of Obama not getting re-elected...

4/6/2011 4:58:07 AM

Mister Spak

I almost wish that Mike Huckabee could be forced at gunpoint to earn a biology degree and not allowed to leave until he passes. Then he has to to get a history degree. Then he has to get a degree in the constitution. He will die of old age before he can succeed at any of these, so we will be spared his blithering.

4/6/2011 4:58:34 AM


Yeah, you probably do. That's enough of a reason for me to think you shouldn't be near any political office for the rest of your life.

4/6/2011 5:01:44 AM


–forced at gunpoint no less–

Isn't this what happens in communist systems? At least this is what right-wing fundies tell me all the time?

4/6/2011 5:03:31 AM


I suppose that using deadly force is pretty much the only way you'll get rational to want to listen to some crazed fundamentalist nationalist just like how threatening eternal torture is the only way you can get normal people to unquestioningly believe absurdities. It says a lot about your religion that throughout its history it's had to use coercion. Bullying is for the insecure.

4/6/2011 5:05:56 AM


I don't know who David Barton is, but I can guess what he's like.

Yes, your country would perhaps be better for it; after being forced at gunpoint to watch some fundie preacher, almost every American (who hasn't already done so) would realize just how batshit insane the fundies really are.

4/6/2011 5:10:06 AM



Yeah, and that freaking terrifies me. When I have to vote for a man that hasn't even been in the ballpark of living up to his promises just because the other party is mentally deranged and I actually fear them, you know we are dealing with a messed up situation.

4/6/2011 5:10:17 AM

Myron T. Philpot

I unexpectedly and briefly met Mike Huckabee at the GWB airport in Dallas/FW and he seemed like an OK guy. Really, he did. And as a fellow musician (I play guitar, bass for him), we bantered a bit about bands and music trends of today. He was hip to the scene and didn't get all fire and brimstone on the "scandalous harlots and gays" running pop these days.

But then he opens his mouth and says this...

4/6/2011 5:20:19 AM

Doubting Thomas

But remember, folks, Republican Christian conservatives are not fascists! Frankly, I'd like to see them try. I'm sure all Americans would really take to the Republican message if they were forced at gunpoint to listen to some deranged preacher. But I guess deadly force for Jesus is OK.

4/6/2011 5:51:23 AM


I had to google this guy because I'm not an American and for a minute thought he was referring to the "one of the first US senators from Missouri"

4/6/2011 6:02:08 AM

Fundies Make Me Sick

First of all, who the hell is David Barton? Secondly, I hope you're joking Huckabee.

4/6/2011 6:17:29 AM



As a British Citizen all I can do is watch in horror for eighteen months as my life the history of the entire world flashes before my eyes while I hope that the inmates are denied the keys to the asylum control of the big red button!

4/6/2011 6:22:09 AM

The fact that Mikey here thinks that forcing Americans to do something at gunpoint would help America should automatically disqualify him from ever running for public office.

4/6/2011 6:28:25 AM


Barton is a master of quote-mining, so of course he's a fan favorite among the fundie set. To rebut two of them:

1. Jefferson's famous letter to the Danbury Baptists about the "wall of separation between church and state" does not indicate a one-way street (i.e., there's no practical interpretation of the full letter that only says no government intrusion on religion but not the other way around)

2. John Randolph of Virginia (from the first congress) was not a Muslim. Sympathy for a group and membership in that group are not the same thing.

4/6/2011 6:36:25 AM

Zeus Almighty

Yes, yes, yes!
And while they're watching metal clamps will keep their eyes open so they can't even blink for a second and miss any of the vitally important "truth" being imparted.
And we'd call it the Ludovico technique. I mean the Fuckerbeeco technique.

4/6/2011 6:38:16 AM


@Myron T. Philpot: My experience in Aus is similar, I have met many politicians now. All without exception have been friendly, idealistic, polite and expressed a frank desire to help people with the methods of their chosen party and therein is usually the rub. However Australia has no serious politician even close to this lunacy.

This is more than misguided. This is malicious at the highest level. Entirely believable that he is friendly on a personal level, but still crazy.

4/6/2011 6:45:16 AM


These are your friendly local politicians and presidential candidates my American friends. You give these freaks power over your lives because nobody better has a shot at bat.

Where is your God now?

4/6/2011 6:55:45 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Who the hell is David Barton? But anyway, Huckabee, now that you've advocated forcing people to do things at gunpoint, you have just committed political suicide. I hope you are happy with yourself.

4/6/2011 7:00:49 AM


Yeah, too bad the Bill of Rights gets in the way of that, huh Mike? That thing's always been a pesky little devil hasn't it?

4/6/2011 7:18:31 AM

You think your country would be better if people were forced to do things at gunpoint? But liberals are the bad guys right?

4/6/2011 7:24:29 AM


I'm curious to know if the GOP is considering these people for president because they think people are so sick of Obama, they'd vote for anyone, or if they think people are so supportive of him, they have no chance of winning anyways.

4/6/2011 7:25:11 AM

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