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March 02, 2011 03:21 AM UTC

Mike Huckabee's Uncle is Fidel Castro

  • by: Colorado Pols

Surprised to read that headline about former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee? You should be — because it isn’t true (as far as we know, anyway). But the truth isn’t apparently all that interesting to Huckabee, a potential Republican candidate for President in 2012. From The Washington Post:

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got his facts wrong when he claimed twice during an interview Monday that President Obama was raised in Kenya.

During an interview with The Steve Malzberg Show, Huckabee said the president, “having grown up in Kenya,” would have a different – more hostile – perspective on the British:

I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough. And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, [is] very different than the average American.

He repeated the claim, saying:

…if you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather…

…The president, a United States citizen, was in fact raised in Hawaii and Indonesia. The president’s father was born in Kenya and his mother was born in Kansas.

Kenya. Indonesia. Hawaii. Who can keep track, right? They’re all located across an ocean somewhere.


45 thoughts on “Mike Huckabee’s Uncle is Fidel Castro

  1. Andrew Jackson didn’t like the British either, and for good reason. That’s why he summarily hung two Brits when on military campaign in Florida.

    He caught a lot of shit for doing that, but didn’t stop him from being president.  

      1. I think I know what that dog whistling means.  He is not one of us because he spent a significant amount of time outside of the USA.  He should be treated with suspicion.  Plus I don’t even have to mention he’s b—- because you already knew that.  You can draw your conclusions from there.  All I can say is the Huckabee family for one is very, very concerned…

        Here we go again…

  2. It’s unsatisfying and entertaining.


    “Governor Huckabee simply misspoke when he alluded to President Obama growing up in ‘Kenya.’ The Governor meant to say the President grew up in Indonesia.”

       “When the Governor mentioned he wanted to know more about the President, he wasn’t talking about the President’s place of birth – the Governor believes the President was born in Hawaii. The Governor would however like to know more about where President Obama’s liberal policies come from and what else the President plans to do to this country – as do most Americans.”

    If Huck “simply misspoke,” he wouldn’t have gone on ludicrously about the Mau Mau. I guess Huck reads more of the Bible than he does of the news.  

    1. They might be well-pleased to learn that growing up in Indonesia might make someone poorly disposed to Great Britain since it was only very, very briefly under British control in the early 1800s but primarily a Dutch colony from about 1600.

    2. One of the points that was brought up over there was the the Mau Mau revolt was in the 50’s and ended in 1960.  Obama was born in 61.

      The dude was dog whistling the faithful if they can be called that.  Everyone else would call him an unrepentant racist.

    1. while he supposedly just misspoke and meant Indonesia, he also claimed Obama was raised by his Kenyan father and grandfather?  So how does that work? He thinks Obama’s Kenyan father and grandfather came to Indonesia to raise him?  

      Hucksterby is a smart educated guy and knew exactly what he was doing and saying.  I’m sure he even knows that Obama was visited by his father once, when he was a child, right here in the US and that he never went to Kenya at all until years after his father’s death. He’s probably also heard the that Britain was the Empire from which we won our independence, not that there is any evidence Obama thinks any differently about today’s Britain than most of us do.  

      Hucksterby is just another “Christian family values” hypocrite and sleazy panderer to the wacko right. Has no problem with bearing false witness for fun and profit. Exactly the same as the Big Fat Idiot and Palin.  Loves making a really good living as a rightie celeb.  

    1. if you think about it, Huck’s perspective as growing up with . . . Juan Bastista’s grandparents who were land reformers with Che Guevara . . . their view of the Bay of Pigs . . .  very different than . . . Idi Amin’s lovechild . . . hearing that Fidel Castro . . . 2012 . . . Islamic caliphate . . . 666 . . . European Union. . . the whore of Babylon . . . black skin . . . born of the anti-virgin . . . country with universal healthcare . . . worshiped a golden calf . . . socialist . . . mark of the beast . . . Gog and Magog . . . ten heads and one of them was wounded . . . not to mention, Africa . . . Satanic drum rhythms . . .  

      Fuck, does everybody who works for FOX now have to attend classes at Glen Beck University?   Does any of this looney shit make sense to anyone  . . . except for Sarah Palin and BJ?

    1. pretending to be christians pretending to know where Obama was raised pretending to know what the Mau Mau movement was about and pretending to be running for president all under the banner of the dreaded mohammaden ‘taqqiya’ decree suggests the kind of vigilance voters from the real america have to bring to keeping themselves free these days!  

          1. You need a license and once you have a license, you can talk on the radio and you can lie on the radio and no one can stop you and you can also keep anyone else from talking on your piece of the public airwaves.

            Do I like this?  NO.  But it is the law and it is the way things work now.

            1. Ralphie was only partly right.  You can talk on the Citizen’s Band (26.965 – 27.405 MHz) and the Family Radio Service (462.5625 – 467.7125 MHz) without a license.

              But if you want to play with the big boys like KOA, you need to license your piece of the spectrum from the people who own it.  Namely, We The People.

              1. Now actually how would I license a piece of the spectrum from “We the people?”  About how  much would a license cost?  And since Clear Channel owns the ‘big boys” so to speak – how would one compete with them?  When their license comes up for renewal, is it automatically renewed?

                Is it first come first served?  Or, is it who is the highest bidder? And, could I just license like ten minutes, a week?

                And if I heard a lie on the air, could I demand the right to correct it, even if I didn’t have the money to buy a piece of the spectrum?  

                I think that “we the people” is a wholly owed subsidiary of Big Money Worldwide.

                Now, the Citizen’s Band and the Family Radio Service aren’t those short wave bands?  Can I reach them on a regular AM radio? How does that all work.

                1. And mail it to the FCC.


                  I don’t think that the regulation of the Medium Wave (MW) spectrum is a corporate conspiracy.  I think it’s regulated because MW signals propagate for great distances and specific frequencies are licensed (with power, antenna height, and antenna pattern restrictions) to keep them from stepping on each other.

                  CB is shortwave (High Frequency, or HF).  FRS is UHF (Ultrahigh Frequency).

                  As far as getting on for five minutes at a time, can’t help you there.  Maybe there’s an Emily Litella slot available on your local hate radio station:)

                  1. I don’t object to the regulation of the public airwaves for the technical reasons you cited.  I do object to the fact that the in the “community interest” interpretation has allowed one party rule over more than 90% of the talk radio licenses.

                    I don’t think that is healthy.  

                    And to return to NC original statement The consequence of this licensing is that no one citizen or group of citizens have any right to talk on the radio. A citizen can only talk on the radio with the permission of the license holder and his/her employees permission which can be withheld for any reason, including political content.

                    I think what you are suggesting as a remedy involves an outlay of cash and would not reach the audience which the “big boys” do. So it would not be a remedy.  And of course, that is the reason it is easy, I presume, to obtain one of the licenses you mentioned.  See, Ralphie, I don’t  some kind of bizarre need to talk on the radio.  It is a real American need to confront and refute lies which I believe are harming my country.

                    1. I have the same laments as you.

                      And I miss the Fairness Doctrine.  

                      I don’t think it’s healthy for one company to control most of the spectrum.  Radio was more diverse (and more fun) in the old days when individuals or individual corporations owned stations in their own markets.

                      When I was a kid, I used to tune the AM band at night with a transistor radio under my pillow.  While all my friends were listening to Cousin Brucie on WABC in New York, I was listening to Joey Reynolds on WKBW in Buffalo or Jerry Blavett on WIBG in Philly.  The playlists were different.  It was like a combination geography and sociology lesson.  You actually got the “feel” of the communities in which the stations were located.  There really was a “community interest” back then.  Now it’s all the same crap, fed by satellite.

                      I still tune the bands sometimes at night.  I like KFI in Los Angeles.  At least the programming is local up until 10:00 their time when Coast to Coast comes on.  And their morning drive time guy, Bill Handel, is hilarious if you’re lucky and the days are short enough to hear him before  the sun comes up.

                      The only remedy you have these days is to write to the FCC and put a letter in a station’s file that contests the “community interest” operation of the station, to be considered when their license comes up for renewal.

                      And that’s no remedy at all.  It’s a bad joke.

  3. 51% of Republican primary voters believe that Obama was not born in the US and is therefore not eligible to be President.  I mean like it is not that  makes any difference.  

    It is not like the repubs have taken over any traditionally liberal state, like say Wisconsin. Or, won big ( like 1946) or anything.  It is not like the repubs are busy undermining the 14th amendment so they can suppress the Hispanic vote. Oh. Wait.

    If Obama really were a citizen of the Chicago, let alone the US, he would be fighting back.  

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