People are discussing Governor Mike Huckabee’s recent statements about President Obama on a conservative talk show.
President Obama, he said, grew up in Kenya and because of this, naturally would be more sympathetic to the “Mau Maus” and their rebellion than to the British Colonialists. This would leave us to draw the conclusion that President Obama is not “one of us”.
Please, look up the Mau Maus to see why this would stir fear in some hearts. He is not referring to the Popular band with that name!
There is speculation from the “moderate-middle”, about why Huckabee would speak about Obama this way, when very recently, in an interview with John Heilemann, in the New Yorker, Huckabee clearly stated that he is confident that Obama’s birthplace is Hawaii. You can read the interview below.
This leaves the troubling conclusion that Huckabee introduced these words into the Conservative dialogue simply to plant and water seeds of fear and doubt to further muddle the minds of people more than willing to believe the worst about our President.
Or as an example, let’s say.
Mike Huckabee was born and raised in the South.
His parents and grandparents were Southerners.
The Civil War was fought over Slavery.
Southerners were on the Pro-Slavery side of the Civil War.
The Ku Klux Klan was Pro-Slavery and is Anti-Black.
Mike Huckabee might tend to favor Southerners over Northerners, Whites over Blacks.
It’s up to you to draw your own conclusions. How fair is that?
I’ve always thought of Mike Huckabee as a “sweet” man. He claims to be a man of faith and, fairly or unfairly, represents Christians to the rest of the world. Sadly, his careless attitude towards truth, and especially his pandering to people with prejudice toward Obama, reveals more about his faith than any of his words.
- Mike Huckabee: Barack Obama Grew Up In Kenya (outsidethebeltway.com)