Mike Huckabee’s Tenure With Country Music Association Lasts One Day Due To LGBT Animus

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

Just one day after joining the board of the Country Music Association, Mike Huckabee resigned as his multitude of hateful anti-LGBT comments came back to bite him in the butt.

From the Arkansas Times:

Huckabee’s critics included Jason Owen, who manages Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Faith Hill. Owen, who is gay, married and a father, said “Huckabee speaks of the sort of things that would suggest my family is morally beneath his, and uses language that has a profoundly negative impact upon young people all across this country. Not to mention how harmful and damaging his deep involvement with the NRA is.” He said is companies would “no longer support the CMA Foundation”.

Huckabee has compared homosexuality with bestiality and regularly denounced same-sex marriage.

More from Variety:

Steve Schnur, a former CMA board member, said the town’s phones were lit up all night and into this morning after Wednesday’s announcement. “I got calls in shock from multiple CMA members, asking if I knew about it, some threatening to leave,” says Schnur, who is the worldwide executive of music for EA, the blockbuster video game producer that has moved most of its efforts to Nashville, and who sits on the Recording Academy’s Nashville board. “I’ve had numerous conversations since the second I woke up with chairmen of labels and major managers, all collectively agreeing that this move, which fortunately now has been resolved, really would have put Nashville back 20 years.

No doubt the former governor of Arkansas will use this incident to gin up some paid speeches somewhere…

Gov. Mike Huckabee Stands Up For NEA Funding

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee

Here’s an unexpected Republican plea to President Trump on behalf of saving the National Endowment for the Arts, which Trump has proposed eliminating entirely.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is an amateur musician himself, pens this op-ed for the Washington Post in support of the arts program that makes up .004 percent of the federal budget.

Huckabee doesn’t miss his chance along the way to take a swipe at “high-dollar Hollywood stars,” though.

An excerpt:

Donald Trump wasn’t my first choice for president. I was. But he was my second choice, and I’m proud that I supported him. In tackling the federal budget, he faces a debt that has doubled to $20 trillion in the past eight years. No doubt a chainsaw seems more appropriate to the task at hand than a carving knife, but I would urge my president and friend to hold back from one tiny area of the budget whose elimination would cost far more than it would save.

Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts might seem expendable — especially given how often celebrity artists insult and even threaten the president. But such hateful high-dollar Hollywood and music-industry stars don’t receive anything from the NEA, and they shouldn’t. Not because of their insufferable political whining, but because they get rich selling their talents to the highest bidder in the private sector. I have zero interest in spending a dime of tax money to prop up those who hate the president and the tens of millions who elected him.

I do care greatly about the real recipients of endowment funds: the kids in poverty for whom NEA programs may be their only chance to learn to play an instrument, test-drive their God-given creativity and develop a passion for those things that civilize and humanize us all. They’re the reason we should stop and recognize that this line item accounting for just 0.004 percent of the federal budget is not what’s breaking the bank.

Participation in the arts leads to higher grade-point averages and SAT scores, as well as improvements in math skills and spatial reasoning. Do we want students who are less likely to drop out of school and more likely to have academic success, particularly in math and science? Music and art deliver, especially for students likely to get lost in an education assembly line that can be more Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” than about creative thinking and problem solving. Creativity finds cures for diseases, creates companies such as Apple and Microsoft and, above all, makes our culture more livable.

Huckabee closes with the admission that, while he’s all for saving federal dollars and cutting government waste, “I’m not for cutting and killing the hope and help that come from creativity.”

Huckabee: Mitt Romney Should Come To Trump “Hat In Hand”

Speaking to Fox News’ Eric Bolling, former Gov. Mike Huckabee says Mitt Romney owes Donald Trump an apology for his comments during the presidential campaign.

“I hope he comes hat in hand. I hope he makes an apology for the things he said about Donald Trump. He was wrong. He was hurtful, he hurt the party, he hurt Donald Trump, Donald Trump still won. He owes Donald Trump an apology and he owes him his support.”

Romney is reportedly meeting with Trump today to discuss a possible appointment as Secretary of State.

After Romney called Trump a “fraud” and a “con man,” I honestly don’t see how he could serve as Trump’s top diplomat to the world.

Mike Huckabee Hit With $25K Tab For Playing “Eye Of The Tiger” At Kim Davis Rally

Gov. Mike Huckabee (L) with Kim Davis (C)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee may have ended his 2016 presidential campaign on February 1st of this year, but he’s still paying off the debts racked up on his behalf.

Part of that tab is settlement from a copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding his campaign’s using the song “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor at a rally for anti-marriage equality County Clerk Kim Davis.

Apparently, Huckabee initially tried to get out of paying the royalty infringement by saying in court the rally was a “religious assembly.” But then the item showed up as a presidential campaign expense on his Federal Election Commission filing.

Clearly presidential campaigns are not “religious assemblies.”

From CNN:

Huckabee played the triumphant song by the band Survivor at a rally he held for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

But Huckabee never paid for the rights — so his campaign got sued for copyright infringement.

He recently agreed to a confidential settlement with Rude Music. That company is owned by the Survivor guitarist who cowrote the song, Frankie Sullivan.

They settled out of court, and it came to light when Huckabee listed the $25,000 cost as a campaign expense on federal election records. A payment to Rude Music is listed as a “legal settlement” for “copyright infringement.”

Huckabee paid half of it in May and listed the $12,500 payment as an “itemized disbursement.” He listed the other half as “debts and obligations.” Both appear on a June 20 filing.

Huckabee ran for the Republican ticket until he dropped out Feb. 1, but he’s still paying off the cost of his campaign.

Iowa: Mike Huckabee Loses His Cool Defending Duggar Family

As we all know, Mike Huckabee enjoyed aligning himself with the Duggar family due to their popular TV show 19 Kids & Counting, and their very anti-gay “Christian” views.

Even when the story came out that son Josh Duggar had molested several of his sisters while they were little, Huckabee tried to keep his friendship with the family. But eventually, he pulled away when the story continued to snowball as it was revealed Josh had spent thousands on pornography and lap dances.

At a town hall in Iowa last night, Huckabee flipped out when a woman asked why he “supported child abuse” for so long by supporting the Duggars.

Huckabee loses his cool here, gets into it a bit and eventually has the woman removed.

Huckabee is averaging about 2.4% in advance of the state’s upcoming caucus’s.


(h/t JMG)

Mike Huckabee: I’ve Never Heard Any Pro-Lifer Suggest Attacking Planned Parenthood

“I don’t know any pro-life leader, any – if you can tell me one, please correct me – but I don’t know of anybody who has suggested violence toward Planned Parenthood personnel.”

I think The Huckster is walking a fine line there. He may not want to name a “pro-life leader” but he knows there are those in that tribe that call for violence to close down Planned Parenthood. That’s not news to anyone.

(h/t JMG)

Mike Huckabee In Hot Water Over “Racist” Tweet

It wasn’t Donald Trump but former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee who raised eyebrows last night as the Huckster sent out the above tweet which many considered racist.

In addition, the irony was not lost on many that some years ago, Huckabee’s son his son David was accused of capturing and hanging a stray dog at Boy Scout camp as a teen.

Mike Huckabee Thinks A Meeting Between An Unlawful Clerk And The Pope Will Stop “Judicial Tyranny”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

Currently in 9th place among GOP White House hopefuls, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took to his Facebook to crow a bit about the alleged Kim Davis/Pope Francis meeting.

He also seemed to suggest that the meeting would be the spark that will finally launch a massive push back to “judicial tyranny.”

While the media elites were slobbering all over themselves because Pope Francis commented on climate change, the Pope was having a quiet and powerful meeting with a humble Apostolic county clerk from Kentucky.

The Pope recognized something that the chattering class in Washington and Wall Street will never understand—that Kim Davis followed her conscience and convictions. The Pope thanked Kim for doing so and congratulated her for her stand.

The media mocked and derided millions of Americans who supported Kim’s constitutional right to religious liberty. It may just be a visit from the Pope that pushes the out of touch political class in Washington to finally stand up to judicial tyranny and for religious liberty.