Huckabee Peddles the ‘Economic Terrorism’ Line

Huckabee Peddles the ‘Economic Terrorism’ Line April 15, 2015

Mike Huckabee appeared at a Christian right event in Iowa last week and said that the fact that President Obama called Michael Sam is proof that America is in “utter collapse.” And then he delivered the usual hypocritical hyperbole about pro-equality boycotts.

During his remarks, Huckabee said the fact that President Obama called gay football player Michael Sam is a sign that the culture in America has gone into an “utter collapse” and decried boycotts against anti-gay businesses as “economic terrorism.”…

Huckabee went on to warn that religious liberty is under attack in America, citing the criticism that Chick-fil-A received several years ago after the company donated millions of dollars to anti-gay groups and the restaurant’s president said that marriage equality was “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”

The backlash against the company, Huckabee said, was nothing short of “economic terrorism.”

Funny how it’s only “economic terrorism” when other people do it. When Huckabee was boycotting Cracker Barrel for pulling some Duck Dynasty merchandise from their stores, that was totally not economic terrorism. And when he boycotted NPR? Totally not economic terrorism. And praising the current boycott against Girl Scout cookies? Absolutely not economic terrorism. It’s only “economic terrorism” when liberals do it.

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  • John Pieret

    “Economic terrorism” is like real terrorism. It only occurs when it is practiced by brown people or other despised people. Murdering doctors in church, blowing up federal buildings, beheading people because they are “possessed” are clearly not terrorism … well … because!

  • scienceavenger

    How can it be terrorism Mike? The people doing it aren’t from the middle east.

    Look dude, its real simple. Criticizing an abortion doctor and the laws that allow him to do his thing? Democracy, not terrorism. Shooting him in an attempt to get abortion laws changed? Terrorism.

  • Mike Huckabee appeared at a Christian right event in Iowa

    Oh. My. God. Do you have any idea the chance of those three things happening simultaneously? This is like the time the Globetrotters beat the Generals at basketball!

  • Larry

    To the nut jobs, it is economic terrorism because it’s effective. It works. See Indiana.

    When the religious whack jobs want to boycott something, like NPR, like Disney, the boycotts are ignored by everyone and have absolutely no effect on the targets, like an ant biting an elephant. The nut jobs hate that because if there is one thing they detest (besides gays, women, blacks, Jews, main stream churches, education, science), it is being ignored.

  • samgardner

    I’m undecided whether I want Huckabee in the race. On the one hand,I find his comment on changing the constitution to match the bible chilling.. However, he would dilute

    The field and maybe reduce the actual impact of the hyper-religious.

    Overall though,I think I’d prefer him to stay out, which I suspect he will.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    I went into a Cracker Barrel and asked them to switch the muzak to NPR and serve me some Thin Mints and Samoas – but they boycotted me.

  • JustaTech

    How do you boycott NPR? They’re free. It’s not like not listening will cost them money. I mean, I guess not donating during a pledge drive could be considered “boycotting”, but if so, then most people would technically “boycott” NPR.

  • blf

    How do you boycott NPR? They’re free.

    That’s the problem. Because they are free, you aren’t paying Mudduck, Faux & Kochroach Bros — that is, you are boycotting them. And that’s terrorism! And you’re probably an commie moolsin fascist leafy athiest as well, the sort that runs the FEMA camps.

  • scienceavenger

    @5 The only positive to Huckabee being in the race is that he makes Santorum irrelevant.

    Right. So we don’t want him in the race.

  • Crudely Wrott, lurching towards recrudescence

    I boycott NPR every night. I switch from Public Radio East (that would be eastern North Carolina) to the twenty four hour classical station when I go to bed. That station is on the public ah, radio network . . . that is, it’s another free radio station . . . wait . . . what I mean is that I don’t listen to radio stations that want to sell me a car or a free lap dan . . . I mean . . . oh shit! There’s no way out of this looplooplooplooplooploopliplublaplaplooplyplyplaepleap leap, fall a very, very long way.

  • jnorris

    samgardner, Reverend Governor Huckabee will be in the primary races to score coin for the Super PAC he runs.