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It’s no surprise Mike Huckabee is the latest serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination. Turds always rise to the top of a sewer and the GOP has been a political cesspool for far too long.
As expected, the rabid right wing that dominates the Republican Party considers Huckabee their boy – a hardcore conservative who thinks abortion is murder, homosexuality is a sin and anyone who disagrees with self-righteous GOP rhetoric is a godless heathen who hates America.
Huckabee is the perfect Presidential candidate for the gaggle of dinosaurs called the Grand Old Party.
Unfortunately, I know Republicans all too well: I worked within the GOP for too many years as a Capitol Hill staffer, campaign operative and political consultant.
For too long, I took my money and looked the other way but I can never escape the shame of being a part of the GOP political system.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle are, for the most part, self-serving hacks with no regard for the Constitution they swear to uphold but Republicans are especially venal: Twisting religion, law and morality to fit their perverted view of the world.
They preach family values but Republicans rank among the top skirt chasers on the Hill. Former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich started an affair while one wife lay in a hospital bed. Then he began an affair with a House committee staffer while married to his second wife. Even grandfatherly Henry Hyde, who presided over the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, screwed around.
Republicans publicly decry homosexuality during the day and cruise the gay bars at night. Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho, the gay-bashing right-winger who tried to pick up an undercover cop in an airport men’s room, is just the latest. The list of closet gay Republicans is almost as long as a compilation of lies by George W. Bush.
All politics is a cesspool filled with creatures from the Black Lagoon but the sewer where Republicans swim and frolic is exceptionally putrid because of the phony, self-righteous front the GOP hypocrites put before the public while enjoying uncontrolled debauchery back in their own toxic landfill.
Many pundits believe George W. Bush will go down as the worst President in American history – unless a Republican like Mike Huckabee becomes President.
Sewers run dark and deep. There’s always another turd fighting to surface.