Just yesterday, we reported how GOP chairman Reince Priebus told the New Republic that Mike Huckabee should be the party’s point man on same-sex marriage because he’s so “reasonable” on the issue.
“I always tell people: Listen to Governor Mike Huckabee,” said Priebus. “I don’t know anyone that talks about them any better.”
Well, Huck wasn’t gonna let that insult go unchallenged!
In an interview with NewsMax, the former presidential also-ran explains that there ain’t no way he or his Evangelical buddies will ever condone gay marriage. And if the GOP does? Well the faithful will abandon the party, praise Jesus!
Said Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister:
They might [support gay marriage]. And if they do, they’re going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk.
And it’s not because there’s an anti-homosexual mood, and nobody’s homophobic that I know of. But many of us, and I consider myself included, base our standards not on the latest Washington Post poll, but on an objective standard, not a subjective standard…
On this issue, I recognize the culture is moving away from the traditional standard, but it’s almost like saying, well, we have a basketball team and nobody on the team can hit the goal that’s 10 feet off the floor so we’re going to lower the goal down to six feet and that way everybody can slam dunk the ball.
Yep, sounds reasonable and well-spoken to us!
We’ve always wondered though, where would these ticked-off evangelicals go? Starting a third party is a losing proposition (even the Tea Party has only been able to influence the GOP, not rival it), and if they stay home, gays will reap even bigger benefits from a Democratic Congress.
So let’s cut the bull, Mike—you are yours aren’t going anywhere.