OK, what the heck is wrong with Mike Huckabee?

Ron Radosh over at PJ Media takes Huckabee to task for singing the praises of none other than Oliver Stone. Yesterday Mike Huckabee had on his radio show both Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick to promote their new TV series “The Untold History of the United States“. If you aren’t familiar with it, just know that Roger Simon from PJ Media has dubbed it “Stalin Porn“, as Radosh points out.

But what transpires from there forward is something Radosh calls “one of the most disgraceful interviews by a conservative that you will ever hear” as he proceeds to explain what happened.

Here are a few highlights from Radosh’s article, but I highly recommend you read the whole article (it’s not that long).

Instead of asking them any tough questions at all, Huckabee allowed them to use their assigned time to spout leftist propaganda without any objection or disagreement. Indeed, at one point, historian Kuznick praised Joseph Stalin and chastised the United States during World War II for not doing Stalin’s bidding, arguing that the U.S. could have come to their aid earlier and not refused a second front in Europe when Stalin wanted it. After all, Kuznick said, Stalin was “anti-fascist” when no other powers were.

Did Huckabee challenge this statement? Not once. Nor did he object when the two repeated their argument about the unnecessary A-bombs dropped on Japan and the United States’ true purpose as a permanent militaristic power based on hegemonic domination of the world on behalf of American corporations.

Indeed, Huckabee went on to agree with them when he argued that Republicans were captives of Wall Street interests, and praised the two for revealing the evils of the American system to viewers of the series. I happen to agree with those who argue that conservatives have foolishly ignored the concerns of the middle class and working class and have failed to address their fears with alternative programs that address their just concerns. But making this point is quite a different one than that the governor made, as you can hear for yourself.

So I must ask: Why does a well-known conservative and former presidential candidate, who supposedly knows something about foreign policy, give over his air time to two far leftist propagandists, and never argue with them? Why does he, in fact, seem to praise the two for their efforts, and indeed go on to agree with them for being anti-capitalist?

As I said, there is more. But that gives you a quick idea of how distasteful this interview must have been to conservatives who were actually tuned in. Why is it that he would give credence to such garbage? Is he that hard up for ratings? Or is it that he believes that entertaining this crap is what people want, that it makes him look more ‘bipartisan’ that he can ‘cross the aisle’ and mingle with the leftists in the room?

If that’s what he thinks Americans truly want, his radio show is doomed. Well, it’s on during Rush so it doesn’t really stand a chance anyway. I’d much prefer to listen to Rush take down leftists than hear Huckabee sing their praises.

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  • Gtrjag

    This is pretty easy to explain. Huckabee is not a Conservative and never has been. His Presidential campaign was not about Conservative ideas and limited Government. It was about his identity as a Baptist minister. Rush had it right back in 2008 the Huckster is a populist, he is not a Conservative.

    • Once they have basked in the glow of celebrity they become what the masses want them to be, principles be damned. http://youtube.qr.net/jOj8/watch?v=nEBGC62pjwA

      • MeanGreenBeret

        Stacy,The strip club called.YOU are late for work. SPAM

        • nibblesyble

          ahahahaha good one!

    • keyesforpres

      I’ve heard he never got his theology degree.

    • John3_3

      I agree, he is not a conservative but his campaign was not about him being a Baptist minister. He did everything he could to distance himself from that fact. He, like most “ministers” today, compromise and water down true Christianity.

      • Gtrjag

        I am a Christian and a Baptist, and your right about many ministers watering down the gospel, and Huckabee falls in that category. But, when I watched the Huckster’s campaign I saw a man who was running on an identity. He was trying to appeal to Conservative Christians based on the fact that he had been a minister and he was strong on social issues. He used his identity to mask his liberalism and appeal to a group of the Republican electorate who otherwise would not have voted for him. As a Christian I was insulted by it. Unfortunately a lot of people I know and respect fell for it.

  • cabensg

    Garbage, garbage and more garbage. You can’t turn on the TV without being inundated with liberal garbage. So now Huck thinks people want more garbage.

    During the Republican primary and after a disappointing convention and after the last election along with the performance so far of Republicans in the House I find it impossible to be disappointed about anything concerning politics. My disappointment meter is at zero and I expect it will stay there for quite awhile. My anger meter is still in the red zone but it no longer matches my blood pressure.

    • Go Libertarians.At least they get thrown out of stuff.Stand on their convictions.

      • Losertarians?

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Which is what? “Don’t bother me”?

        • keyesforpres


    • Ditto!

  • RobertMahoney

    I would get upset, but it is Huckabee’s show and no one outside of his family heard it.

    • True

    • aposematic

      Didn’t even know Huck had a radio show. Watched him one time on Fox; that was one time too many for me.

  • stage9

    Stalin was “anti-fascist”???? Stalin was the classical DEFINITION of a FASCIST!

    Mike Huckabee needs to explain himself. What the heck is going through his mind allowing this low-life trash to speak on his program???

    • Gtrjag

      And he even made pact with the Fascist and invaded and divided Poland. And your right, there really isn’t that much of a difference between Fascism and the way Communism operates in practice, and Mussolini was actually a Communist before he became a Fascist.

      • tinlizzieowner

        Communism and Fascism are 2 rails of the same track. If the 2 rails were to meet the train would derail but they always end up in the same place, totalitarianism.

        • stage9


          A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator


          stringent socioeconomic controls


          suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship


          and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism


          and racism.

          Check (he was an anti-semite)

          • tinlizzieowner

            A system of government marked by centralization of authority under an (Autocratic or Theocratic) dictator.
            Stringent socioeconomic controls.
            Suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship.
            And typically a policy of belligerent nationalism (the Islamic state).
            And (anti-semitic) racism.
            The differences between Communism, Fascism, and Islam, are little more than the punctuation.

    • keyesforpres

      I know! Fascism and Communism is basically the same garbage.

  • Peter_S

    For anyone to think Huckabee is a conservative is sadly uninformed. People need to educate themselves about Huckabee.

    • Nobody is who they seem anymore.Can’t listen to what they say anymore only what they do!

  • Don

    Huckabee has an entertaining show and he thinks he has reached the status of celebrity. His guests would not have let him interview them unless he assured them he would respond to them as he did. RINOs are RINOs and nothing can change them. Once they have basked in the glow of celebrity they become what the masses want them to be, principles be damned.

    • WordsFailMe

      It’s was exactly the kind of interview I would expect when socialists are interviewed by a national socialist.

    • Landscaper

      You nailed it Don on celebrity want a be. But I never found Chris Chrissy’s twin brother to be entertaining. They need to return to the all-you-can-eat buffet.

  • I made the mistake of doubting Rush back in 2008 when Huckabee was running for POTUS. I shan’t do that again!

    • MeanGreenBeret

      “Don’t doubt me” El Rushbo

  • Huckabee has never been a conservative. People think he is because he talks religion alot, but his record is that of a pro life democrat who supports big government and liberalism.


    Why are you so surprised RS? Huck has NEVER been a conservative and has always been a phoney….just ask the people of Arkansas.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      That’s my point, too. Why is this a surprise?

  • Rocco11

    Huck is out to make a buck, period.

  • 911Infidel

    Myself and my fellow conservatives, in the circle of conservatives that I hang around with, have been calling Huckabee….”Huckleberry” for a long time now. We got his number. ‘Bout time everyone else catch up.

  • Sandra123456

    “So I must ask: Why does a well-known conservative …” He didn’t even get the “well known” part right…

  • Huckabee also agreed with the ACLU the other day, it was totally infuriating.

    • Rocco11

      speaking of the ACLU, do they even care that a filmmaker was sentenced to a year in prison for offending Mohammed?

      • stage9

        There’s a filmmaker in prison? Huh!

  • Rocco11

    Platoon was one of my favorite movies of all time, until I dug into Oliver Stone’s politics. Still a great flick, but the Leftist slant is disgusting…

    • Terrenceor

      Maybe that was a paid for commercial for their new movie.

  • And that is why Huckabee never became president. He sold his soul for a paycheck…a big one!

    • Rocco11

      Oh, Huck is going to get paid now, no two ways about that. Check out his website, he’s a pimp..lol

      • Oh I have and dumped him a couple of years ago. I have some friends that are also friends of the Huckabee’s and from what they tell me his wife is a Queen Bee with big spending habits.

  • kssturgis62

    When did Huckabee become a Conservative? Who gave him that title? REPUBLICANS are NOT Conservatives.

    Republicans have NEVER been Conservatives. Republicans as long as I can Remember have always been LEFT I am 50 years old.

    I don’t watch his show, he spouts out of both sides of his mouth, just to make you want to believe.

    when are true Conservatives, tea party members, whatever anyone classifies themselves as going to wake up.

    • Everyone thinks he’s a conservative because of Fox News.You have to dig deep to see.Most people don’t take the time too lazy.Personally I was mad when he said he stayed in during his last election to knock out Mitt Romney.I know no Republican would have won in 2008 but still…

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        ??? That’s crazy. No one on Fox is a true Conservative. No, not even Hannity.

  • kloyd0306

    Huckabee’s judgement will forever be in question after commuting a 95 year sentence to Maurice Clemmons who, when freed, killed four police officers in a Tacoma, WA coffee shop late 2009.

    Huckabee should be behind bars, not on TV.

  • sjmom

    I remember in 2008 when I supported Huckabee and Rush rejected him because he was not conservative. Kudos to Rush, I was wrong, and Huck is nothing more than a liberal Republican. I began to see this when he came out for Romney. Though I was disappointed at the time at least I found out the truth which has set me free.

  • “Stalin was “anti-fascist” when no other powers were.”

    Sure, tell that to the people of Poland, where both Germany AND Russia invaded Poland to split it up. Stalin was one of the worst homicidal dictators in history, next to Mao. Anybody singing his praises is a dirty communist and should have his head examined. And, when all is said and done, where is communism today? Oh, that’s right, on the scrap heap of history.

  • Huckabee is a HasABeen.

  • wraith67

    Lol, what’s wrong with Huck? He’s a RINO? Helloooo? There was a lot of research into his record when he was running for Prez a while back – he was virtually identicle to Clinton.

  • Susitna

    There are two kind of people that scare me to death: an islamist communist that calls him/herself democrat or a RINO that calls him/herself republican. We are seeing some guys coming out of the party closet lately……….

  • Wigglesworth111

    As a TEA Party guy I was never on the Huckabee bandwagon.

    • He has a wagon, alright, but it’s not a bandwagon.

      • NoToTyrants

        MMMMM….Magic Elixir…

        Apparently, it doesn’t cure Narcissism?

  • dlg1956

    Huckabee is and always has been a RINO ans one of the quickest to sell out conservatives. Just look how his support helped Todd Akin stay in the race against a sure looser, Claire McCaskill.

    RINOs like Huckabee have ruined the GOP and it is a good thing. Conservatives now will get a libertarian, with sold credentials that RINOs like Huckabee and the GOP establishment will hate: Rand Paul!

  • Huckster is the same moron who called Pres Bush a Hitler when he said Bush had a ‘bunker mentality.’ Huckster is a fool…

  • timeout31

    As an Arkie, and one who voted for Huckasmuck when ran for gov, I can attest: he is NOT a conservative. By the way, I also voted against Slick Willy!

    However, Mikie is an opportunist from the slimmy ilk! I am not surprised by the interview. He is very impressed with celebs….he has a couple of stances that I agree with, but I have never been a supporter.

  • NoToTyrants

    OK, what the heck is wrong with Mike Huckabee Elmer Gantry?

  • Huckabee wants to get in on some of that hot, hot Ed Schultz money.

    But this is something that worries me about evangelicals today. A lot of them have given up on the politics, likely thanks to being taken for granted by the Republicans. I can see the usefulness of some of that. But what I’m seeing more and more as a result is the creeping leftism in their ranks.

  • aPLWBinAK

    Huckleberry didn’t object even when they dropped this steamer into the conversation….”when the two repeated their argument about the unnecessary A-bombs dropped on Japan”????? So are we to believe he thinks it would have been better if the U.S. had sacrificed the estimated 1,000,000 it was believed would have died in an invasion of Japan to bring an end to WWII?

  • aposematic

    Hucabee is a wishywashy social pretender and not even close to being a Conservative. Are you drinking the MSM/Press Kool-Aid, to them everyone not Marxist is a Conservative.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Well, Huckabee’s always been a Populist, at best … but I’m having a problem seeing what the problem is. Personally, I love seeing Leftists spout their nonsense every chance they get; how else can you expose their agenda? I guess I have no problem with the fact that you think the Huckster’s should’ve called Stone out at some point … but meh.

  • Yikes!

  • HSmith

    I don’t think the question is ‘what’s wrong with Mike Huckabee,’ but should be, what’s right with Mike Huckabee. He’s done nothing but muddy the waters and spout nonsense since he got his show on Fox.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Huckabee has turned to the dark side.

  • Constance

    I never liked Huckabee. Never trusted him.

  • pdxlady

    I have never been able to stand Huckabee, just something phony about him; and I have never thought of him as a Conservative. He is a huge RINO (no pun intended) (well maybe a little bit) 🙂

    I think he is posturing, because I think he thinks he still has a shot at being President.

  • Huckabee isn’t a Conservative. He’s a big government, Progressive Republican that hides behind his “awww shucks” demeanor. He had Michelle Obama on his show, that should tell you everything you need to know about Hucksterbee.

  • 57thunderbird

    Huckabee is a fraud.He is not now nor never has been a conservative.He is a progressive RINO.What conservative in their right mind would listen to this buffoon?

  • keyesforpres

    Huckabee is a huckster. He was made an illegal agreement with Mexico when he was governor. He rented a space to them for a dollar a year and said they had to get illegals legal. He has said legalizing illegals would atone for slavery or something along those lines.

    He funneled tax dollars to a charity that basically did nothing but pay him big fat fees to speak.

  • Immigrant_from_Socialism7

    Stockholm syndrome

  • Huckaphony gave us atkin.

  • drphibes

    Some people crave the approval of the Left.

  • Not to be cynical but I am finding that Fox News has a way of indoctrinating true conservatives to their “toe the liberal line” talking points. If you haven’t noticed, O’Reilly was bought and paid for during the first Obama campaign and finds ways to slip in defenses of Obama every chance he gets. Glenn Beck canned because he spoke the truth and backed it up with evidence. Judge Napolitano, gone. The only thing you’ll hear is softball, mainstream “fluff” from people like Sean Hannity. The Obama administration got Fox News under control a long time ago and Mike Huckabee is no exception. I don’t even watch any more. They’re all government-run propaganda mills.

    • c4pfan

      Too true! Now their top show is a group yelling at each other with a guy that cusses and is digusting.

  • capelady

    I gave up on Huckabee a very long time ago.

  • bjohnson55

    People at least have a few better instincts than sheep however after this last election I question if humans have better smarts. At least the sheeople were able to distinguish a wolf in sheeps clothing during the previous election cycle and rejected this loser the first chance they got after Iowa. The guy has stepped in it up to his knees this time.

  • Huck suddenly bolts to the top of the list of GOP wannabes for 2016.

  • c4pfan

    There’s way too much that I wouldn’t know where to start with what’s wrong with him!

  • TaimeAgair

    I didn’t know Huckabee was a conservative. He seems to be taking a cue from Christie-if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

  • chatterbox365

    RINOs are “switch hitters” and we have too many in Congress.

    Huckabee has said many things that made perfect sense and has equally said (or done) things that have made wonder what planet this dude is from.

    You can’t trust these people.

  • Jay

    Someone commented back in ’08 that Huck looked more like he was auditioning for a spot on Fox than running for Prez. I believe they were right.

  • spin43


  • TruLevinian

    That’s why Levin calls him Huckaphony and has for years.

  • ryanomaniac

    When I heard Huck say he had a lot of respect Bill Clinton and admired him I was dumbfounded. A Baptist minister praising a adulterer. A rapist? An abortion loving liberal. Sounds like 2012 too me.

  • Because times are changing-faster than you think-I notice when watching certain AA on tv they are flip towards the host and kind of in your face and not near as respectful when being interviewed. Our local “conservative” radio station this summer took Beck off and put Geraldo on-and he is NOT CONSERVATIVE and yet everything else on the radio IS???? I am guessing it is the aquiesing to the Fairness Doctrine!! Times are changing! Why shouldn’t more centrist conservatives lean more towards giving time to such nonsense? I think America is entering into a time she has never traveled before so this will get interesting!

  • When Huckabee was running for President and he admitted that he thought the place of government was to use its power to do the Lord’s work, I knew he was nothing more than a Big Government type masquerading as a conservative behind a slate of conservative social issues.

    It matters not to me whether you are using the power of Big Government to enforce beliefs with which I agree or not. The point is that you are still growing the power of the state into something it should not be, and that makes you a Big Government sort.

    I knew as soon as he let that slip that I could not vote for Huckabee, not ever, because he’d be no better than any other Big Government sort.

  • bobemakk

    I am lost for words.

  • tvlgds

    Never have been a Huckabee fan!

  • RINO

  • DanBonnie24

    Sometime around Jan 2-3 there will be announcements about a group re-forming that will start the re-taking of OUR country back from the radical left.
    I can’t give it away now, but it will shock the country and invigorate all true Conservatives like nothing has ever done.
    I’ll be back with the latest info as soon as I have the green light to proceed.

  • DanBonnie24

    Look Huckabee is a phony. He’s a Rino in Conservative clothing. He’s made lots of money doing what he’s doing. Soon it will be time for true Conservatives to take back OUR country!