Dear Mike Huckabee: Dude, Do You Even Analogy?

Dear Mike Huckabee: Dude, Do You Even Analogy? February 2, 2015

Mike Huckabee did an interview with CNN where he made some egregiously stupid statements about same-sex marriage and revealed that he has no idea how to use analogies. But before I get to that, see if you can parse this Sarah Palin-like word salad:

“We don’t change law because some people in a black robe decided the fact that they don’t like the fact that 70 and in some cases 80 percent of a state’s population have affirmed natural law marriage,” the former Arkansas governor opined.

Governor, could you please diagram that sentence for us? We’ll wait.

“I don’t drink alcohol, but, gosh, a lot of my friends — maybe most of them — do,” he explained. “You know, I don’t use profanity, but believe me, I’ve got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera, it’s not my cup of tea. I would like think there’s room in America for people to have different points of view without screaming, shouting, wanting to shut their business down.”…

“It’s like asking somebody who’s Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don’t want to do that,” Huckabee continued. “Or asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him or to have dogs in his backyard.”

No, it’s not at all like that. It would be like demanding that someone who is Jewish refuse to serve someone who eats bacon-wrapped shrimp. Time to go back to remedial analogies 101.


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