I'm sure we all remember back in January when Mike Huckabee gave a very silly speech to the RNC. He was trying to hit back against the idea that the GOP is waging a War on Women, but for some reason he chose to do so in terms that most women couldn't help but find offensive. To wit:
If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without "Uncle Sugar" coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or reproductive system without the help of the government, so be it.
Also, it's worth pointing out that he's completely wrong, since "the government" wouldn't be paying for anyone's birth control. Sorry, Uncle Sam's creepy cousin, you and your collection of massage oils are not in play here. It was notable that even Sen. Rick "The Dick" Santorum said that Huckabee had misspoken. "Mike speaks off the cuff, as some of us are known to do and probably would choose different words to communicate that message." He needn't have bothered with the damage control, since on Fox News yesterday, Huckabee made it clear that no, libido was EXACTLY the word necessary to communicate that message. He's not going to "let the Democrats control my lexicon," and even used the opportunity to take up the mantle of sex-positivity.
"No, why would I? What's wrong with — even the word? It's a wholesome thing. God gave us sexual drive. It's not something dirty," the former governor said. "It isn't vulgar. It's a wonderful gift from God in the context of a relationship between a man and a woman who have committed to each other as life partners. That's a good thing. There's nothing unholy or untoward about that."
I guess in his mind, typical liberal prudery was the only reason he was criticized in the first place. Now he has to be the adult and explain to all the tittering children that sex isn't gross, it's a beautiful thing for mommies and daddies that love each other very much. The funny part is that he acts like the blowback means that he's got the Democrats running scared, and that they fear and hate the power of his message. I don't know about the rest of you, but I want to make him the official spokesman of the Republican party and hope he never shuts up.