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Rosie O’Donnell’s Awesome Smackdown of Mike Huckabee (That Didn’t Include Any Screaming)

ZOMG did you hear what Mike Huckabee said about homosexuals? Oh. That’s old news? Well Rosie O’Donnell, on her Sirius radio show, invited Mr. Huckabee on the program to talk about … losing and gaining weight. Which was an awesome segue to talk about gays and children!

(Cue to around the 5:00 mark for the relevant piece)

It’s really remarkable to listen to Huckabee speak out of both sides of his mouth, saying how he doesn’t judge gay people on their parenting skills, while at the same time supporting bans on gays adopting, but then saying the whole thing wasn’t his idea, so why should he be blamed, but then getting all vague about whether gays make good families, and then saying he won’t judge anybody — which is precisely what he is doing. Like most bigots, Huckabee grounds his prejudice in faith, and says in one breath that he doesn’t try to impose his beliefs on anyone else, but then pushes those beliefs via policy making.

Snaps to Rosie for keeping the conversation civil and letting Huckabee continue digging his own hypocritical grave.

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On:           Apr 23, 2010
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  • 44 Comments
    • Kris
      Kris

      I sure do wish someone would find a picture of Rosie where she doesn’t look like a crazy homeless person. It makes her intelligence far less prevalent.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick
      Nick

      Notice that he will only call straight couples “family.” Gay couples are “very loving… uh… people.”

      Apr 23, 2010 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco
      Franco

      Rosie is fantastic, I emailed Queerty last night asking why they hadn’t included this interview on their site, so I’m happy to see it here now. I recommend everyone subscribing to Sirius Radio to listen to Rosie O’Donnell’s show, it’s fantastic. She’s a great person to represent the community and is not shy from interviewing people with opposing views.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Ever see a picture of Fuckabee and the heifers he calls his chidlren? Every one of them is morbidly obese. He and his heifer of a wife must have served them years of calorie laden virtual buffet tables at every meal, virtually ensuring them a lifetime of health problems. Yet he casts hate all over Gay Parents likening them to adopting puppies.

      He is one of the most dangerous types of lunatic rightwingers. Presents an aw shucks kind of nice guy, with a double edged sword behind his back………..

      Apr 23, 2010 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Really, and just how great a family does Mike Huckabee have? one of the early signs of a serial killer is early animal torture…well here is a little bit about Mike huckabee’s sons past.

      http://www.newsweek.com/id/78241/

      Apr 23, 2010 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert, NYC
      Robert, NYC

      What amazes me with people like Huckabee, constantly chanting a child must be raised by a father and a mother as long as they’re straight, yet he NEVER bashes straight widows and widowers left with children to raise, single straights who adopt and straight unmarried couples raising children together. Why? Why single out gays while giving the “others” a free pass? This is about judging others and clearly singling out gays. He IS a bigot and a hypocrite. NO christian in my book.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      Rosie did a fantastic job in this interview in standing up for us and articulating a coherent, compassionate message. I loved how she used his language to argue aganist his heterosexual-only/ anti-gay views.

      Huckabee has already judged gay people although he will say different. He believes heterosexuals are the ideal which means we are of lower value. That is the heterosexual supremacist ideology right there.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy
      Andy

      “I’m not going to judge them.”

      Anybody who says this is judging. If I said I’m left-handed and somebody interrupted with “I’m not going to judge,” what would that mean? People only say they’re not judging about things that they really are!

      Huckabee was against gay couples adopting. That’s judging. End of story, asshole.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @Cam: Great link! One would think that someone who’s son hung a puppy would not be so quick to liken Gays adopting children to taking in puppies……….

      Apr 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caine
      Caine

      This is the calm, docile and intelligent Rosie O’ Donnell I wish the world could see.

      I hope she can keep this up, and with her new daytime talk show coming soon, give us this depth and authenticity.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayla
      kayla

      Rosie looks like crap! Does being a lesbian mean you have to be sickeningly overweight and show your face in public without so much as properly combing your hair?! Rosie you should definitely take a page out of the Ellen play book, looking at you is getting way too nauseating!!

      Apr 23, 2010 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ed
      Ed

      I don’t care how she looks but her mind can be a beautiful thing when she slows down and uses it.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayla
      kayla

      As for Mike Huckabee, he kept saying I don’t judge. What does he think supporting anti-gay legislation is?? And he still didn’t satisfactorily answer the question as to what should be done with all those needy kids in foster care? The fact is Mike and all these other hypocrites could care less about these children, since most of them are minority kids, they will just pretend they do in order to get the Wingnut vote!! How very disgusting!! People like him, are even more dangerous than the Rush Limbaugh types because they’ll smile while denying you your basic human rights, and convince others that to do the same is actually the decent thing to do!

      Apr 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nikko
      nikko

      Well said, KAYLA.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larkan
      Larkan

      Larry King tonight will be another one to watch. Clay Aiken and Jennifer Knapp versus Ted Haggard and Pastor Bob Botsford.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco
      Franco

      @kayla: It’s unfortunate that you were unable to comment on the quality of the interview, rather you attacked her on superficial grounds, it makes me wonder how insecure you feel about your own appearance. Rosie is beautiful, inside and out, there are varying views on what makes someone beautiful, perhaps you should open your mind up to a different perspective.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      Judging from some of the comments made by Huckabee you would think it’s coming from an actual KKK member, they also use religion to justify bigotry. The only thing missing is the hood.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @Larkan: Thanks for the programming update…..The Pastor of Crystal Meth Palace and Sideshow Bob! should be a hoot!

      Apr 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark
      mark

      Listening as I comment.
      Huckabee was a PIG who wanted to send people with AIDS to quarantine CAMPS….f*ck him and his whole bloated family!

      Apr 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Davis
      James Davis

      Love Rosie, and can’t wait for her to be back on television next year.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tiburcio
      Tiburcio

      Rosie is hot…

      Apr 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayla
      kayla

      @Franco: Umm… come on get off the P.C. train! I whole-heartedly agree with most, of what Rosie has to say, and she sounds rather lucid and on point here, but outwardly beautiful!?? I think not!! Why is it that we have to pretend she’s a good looking woman in order to show her respect? I think she’s physically ugly and I still respect what she has to say!! The woman did not win the genetic Jackpot, but she could still change her diet and comb her here to maximize her physical assets. Even then she’d still just be tolerable to look at. And that’s the cold hard truth!!

      Apr 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco
      Franco

      @kayla: I’m not pretending she’s a good looking woman, I believe that she is. That’s not PC, it’s sincerity. Why should I adhere to what you consider to be beautiful and adopt that as the norm? Your cold hard truth is not mine, and thankfully it never will be. Your standards for beauty and limited perspective are certainly at odds with what I believe. You see, people don’t have to dress-up and comb their hair to appease you, they are free to be whoever they want to be and isn’t the diversity of our appearances what makes the world such a wonderful place. Another thin Kayla, why pollute these comment boards with such negativity? You can choose to have a more open mind.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_cambridge
      james_cambridge

      What really surprised me was that she listened. She didn’t constantly interrupt the fool which I would have been tempted to do. She is a talk show host so it shouldn’t be a surprise I suppose…but good for her for holding her temper. I’m gay & biracial and if I had an anti-gay KKK member in front of me, I would find it hard to hold my temper.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      Rosie rules!

      She gets better and better every year. I think we are very fortunate to have her on our side!!!

      Apr 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      It’s nice to read all the supportive comments for Rosie however will you be there for her when she is attacked in the media? I remember when she was on “The View” and gay people attacked her or hid. They never wanted to recognize the attacks on her were motivated by anti-gay bigotry.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 26 · AlwaysGay said…
      It’s nice to read all the supportive comments for Rosie however will you be there for her when she is attacked in the media? I remember when she was on “The View” and gay people attacked her or hid. They never wanted to recognize the attacks on her were motivated by anti-gay bigotry.
      __________________

      Rosie started getting attacked after she started talking about 911 conspiracy theories and stating that she believed that buildings there were brought down by explosives.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco
      Franco

      @Cam: That’s not true, the attacks started after her first week when she said that radical Christians were just as dangerous as radical Muslims. She’s a smart woman, with a lot of passion. Check out her interviews with Howard Stern on YouTube. Worth a listen.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pip
      Pip

      i love rosie odonnell. she’s truly one of those really smart people who just borders on the crazy sometimes. this audio stream is crap though. it just jumping through the conversation.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 28 · Franco
      @Cam: That’s not true, the attacks started after her first week when she said that radical Christians were just as dangerous as radical Muslims. She’s a smart woman, with a lot of passion. Check out her interviews with Howard Stern on YouTube. Worth a listen.
      __________________

      Franco, I was referencing when she first started getting attacked on “The View”.

      But remember, she had been billed as “The Queen of Nice” for years, and for years she had played that part. Then she litterally changed personalities and become this much more agressive ballbreaker. A lot of her old audience was put off and felt that she had been playing a part with them. There was some resentment.

      I usually think Rosie is a fun listen, but with some of the things she said over the years, you can’t say that all the attacks on her were anti-gay. Trust me, if ANYBODY went on air and said that Radical Christians were as dangerous as radical muslims, straight or gay they would have the nuts after them as soon as the words were out of their mouths. lol

      Apr 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clacks
      Clacks

      I sure do like this Mike Huckabee…. I hope he decides to run in 2012. He is my role model and I think he would make a great leader…something we really need.. and it’s interesting reading some of the comments on here because some of you sound like the pigs that you claim Huckabee is…why the TRIPLE standard.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 31 · Clacks said…
      I sure do like this Mike Huckabee…. I hope he decides to run in 2012. He is my role model and I think he would make a great leader…something we really need.. and it’s interesting reading some of the comments on here because some of you sound like the pigs that you claim Huckabee is…why the TRIPLE standard.
      __________________

      See, this is the typical type of comment from the uneducated troll. Notice how they don’t give any facts. Lets see how they respond when we ask them to define their argument.

      “Clearing throat”

      Hi Clacks, and what exactly are you referring to when you site a “Triple Standard”? Is that just your way of saying that we have an EXTRA large double standard?…you know, like how some people will say that they’ll put in 110% even though 100% is as high as you can really get?

      Additionally, What is your response when somebody comes up and punches you in the face? And if you said your response was to
      1. Hit them back
      or
      2. Push them away
      or
      3. Run away

      Well if you do any of those three…does that make YOU the pig, or the person who walked up and punched you in the face? Sorry there Clacks, but when Huckleberry says that we should not have rights, that is him punching us in the face. So us making remarks about his inability to get into a pair of pants below a 50 inch waist…his wife’s horrible hair style, or his inbred blob of an animal tortouring son, that is not the same thing.

      Please read this twice before responding because I’m not sure you’ll get it all the first time.

      Apr 23, 2010 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_cambridge
      james_cambridge

      @Cam: I just find it interesting that there are so many conservative, christian, hetero (?) types who read Queerty. I guess it’s a good thing…plus, they’re usually not very smart so they’re easy to put in their place, like Clacks (he probably meant “Clark” but doesn’t know how to spell his own name, being a trailer-park type and all…)

      Apr 23, 2010 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • COLAGE
      COLAGE

      Rosie referred Mike to COLAGE – a national network of people with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer parent. We thank her for standing up for the dignity all our families deserve. This is COLAGE’s 20th Anniversary year, we invite you all to celebrate with us!

      Apr 24, 2010 at 1:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ossurworld
      ossurworld

      Huckleberry Hound has a better chance to be President than Mike Huckleberry.

      Apr 24, 2010 at 6:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      Thank you for the laugh, PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS. You are very funny.

      Apr 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • neenee
      neenee

      Wish you put a better pic of Ro on blog! Imagine that, bloggers judging Ro appearance, not Hucknuts! Please…as my Gma always said, “If we were all alike, we’d be boring”. OK, we are not boring, only JUDGEMENTAL, even as gays? Peeps, we are spiritual beings haaving a human experience. Rosie is so awesome to step up, be out, be proud, and SO WHAT IF SHE’S LOUD? Someone needs to carry the water and we need to support her. You go RO!

      Apr 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KAYLA
      KAYLA

      I eat old people’s excrement.

      Apr 24, 2010 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David in Houston
      David in Houston

      “I don’t want to judge anyone.” Yeah, you just want to pass laws that discriminate on a select group of citizens based on your religious beliefs. What a hypocritical asshole.

      He admits that heterosexual marriages have an epic failure rate. Then he has the audacity to place heterosexuals on a pedestal of superiority. Unbelievable.

      You cannot reason with people like that. Their religious beliefs are SO ingrained, they are incapable of change. To do so would destroy the very foundation of their world.

      Apr 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe
      Joe

      What a great interview! Rosie really kept her calm and made Mike look like the fool he is. Everyone always harps on what a hothead Rosie is, but that was only on The View with Elizabeth whats-her-name, and that bitch would make Mother Theresa want to cold-cock her.

      Apr 25, 2010 at 7:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert, NYC
      Robert, NYC

      No. 39, David in Houston….exactly right! Actually, the soaring straight divorce rate, I think its one in two fail, is often attributed by the religious psychopaths to same-sex marriage. Though NOM doesn’t necessarily use religion to further its agenda, it two sees same-sex marriage as a breakdown in civilization and a detriment to the survival of marriage. Its beyond f_ ked up and so are they as well as Huckabee. I’ve never seen so much hypocrisy and the exercise of the double-standard in my life. They definitely have the monopoly on that one, always have and always will. What is sad is none of our political leaders are prepared to confront them head on for obvious reasons.

      Apr 25, 2010 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert
      Robert

      Doesn’t the fact that so many of the POSITIVE comments here note how great is was that Rosie ‘kept her cool’ sort of tell you what the problem with Rosie’s public persona is? I mean, she is on the right side of GLBT issues, she is articulate, she is intelligent and successful, yet she has often been the victim of the ‘smackdown’ herself due to what appears to be anger management issues. No GLBT should ever lose an argument regarding our right to exist, love, have families, etc… because we are right! Recognizing that her persona has made her far less effective an advocate than she might have been is simply aknowledging the obvious.

      … and the commenter that noted that she lost fans when she completely changed her public personality practically overnight is 100% correct. Super nice with a crush on Tom Cruise (hmmm… what was that about??) does not become angry and frustrated demagogue without losing a few friends.

      Apr 26, 2010 at 1:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff m
      jeff m

      i like it when rosie gets confrontational with the other side. they need to be put in their place on civil rights issues..

      Apr 28, 2010 at 3:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Karen
      Karen

      After hearing snippets, here and there, I came to this site hoping to hear the entire interview. I thought it was a great interview, respectful and calm, on both sides. They BOTH showed grace under pressure.
      A question, why is there so much follow up hatred directed toward Mike Huckabee, (and his wife and his children…They are off limits, remember?)? Does he not have a right to his own opinions? He repeated over and over so even the most simple of people should understand that people are free to do what they want, have whatever type of family they think best, but if someone asked his OPINION, he would tell them what he believed the ideal to be. Why isn’t that the end of it?
      He was one man, with one vote. He supported the Arkansas amendment, other people didn’t.
      Live and let live, people.

      May 2, 2010 at 12:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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