Monday, May 25, 2015

Mike Huckabee: Petty Theft is a Far Worse Crime Than Sexually Assaulting Children

Well, ok, he didn't say that in exactly those words. But note the difference between how he talks about self-confessed child molester Josh Dugger and suspected petty thief Mike Brown.

Mike Huckabee on confessed child molester Josh Dugger:
“The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand—that being a minor means that one’s judgement is not mature.”
Mike Huckabee on suspected petty thief Mike Brown:
“It’s a tragedy that the young man got shot, but this is a young man that just roughed up a store owner, just robbed a store, and now he’s going after a cop’s gun. It’s a horrible thing that he was killed, but he could have avoided that if he’d have behaved like something other than a thug.”
I'm not going to say the difference in his reaction is entirely due to race, but...oh, wait. That's exactly what I'm saying. Because either Mike Huckabee is racist, or he feels that the sexual assault of multiple children is a far, far less serious crime than being suspected of stealing some cigars. In either event, Mr. Huckabee might want to rethink his priorities in life.

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