Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is pursuing an ever-more unlikely bid for the presidency, responded to Friday’s terrorist attack in the West African nation of Mali on social media with a non sequitur about something President Obama never said.
“After today’s attack in Mali, the Obama-approved domestic anti-terror plan: Give up your guns and memorize a Koran verse,” Huckabee wrote. According to reports, the attackers in Mali freed some hostages who were able to recite verses from the Koran.
Huckabee — or someone hired to manage his Facebook page — seems to delete all negative comments, but the response on the more unwieldy platform of Twitter was not positive.
Eighteen people died when gunmen raided the Radisson Blu Hotel and more than 100 hostages were taken, according to the BBC. Malian special forces raided the hotel and have rescued the hostages. The attack was carried about by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and an offshoot group.
Earlier this week, Huckabee made a strange analogy comparing Syrian refugees with tainted Chipotle food, and last month agreed with a fringe radio host that slavery is an appropriate punishment for the American criminal justice system.
Seriously? What, is Fuck-A-Bee smoking crack or something? And of course, my familiar refrain: “There should be a competency test for people in public office.” Because apparently, every Republican politician is mentally deficient. It seems like the GOP goes and recruits all the village idiots they can – and where else would someone like that have any credence? We should dub these charlatans the New Know-Nothing Party, but that they accept Irish Catholics now, and they hate all other immigrants.
Religion is the symptom of the lazy mind. Instead of taking intellectual inventory of being human and examining it, instead the lazy mind slips into ‘god mode’, and rather than analyzing reality based on evidence, promotes a master-slave relationship with an imaginary being.
Thus far, I haven’t seen ONE Republican politician competent enough to be president, let alone be a Governor.
Let’s stop electing psychopaths for office – we should settle for someone like Obama, who has actually done an excellent job (well, in comparison to his predecessor, which actually doesn’t say much)
Till the next post then.