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Huckabee comes to the defense of Josh Duggar

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  • Center Left
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    While Huckabee did say the actions of Josh Duggar were bad he is treating Duggar like he is the victim in the scenario. Defending him and essentially saying that he has been through enough. Duggar sexually molested numerous girls, why would Huckabee come to the defense of that>

    I find it weird that a Republican Presidential contender is publicly taking a pro-incest stance
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    This pretty much shows the type of person Huckabee really is. Instead of expressing concern for the girls, and even his own sisters, that Duggar sexually molested, Huckabee stuck up for the molester himself. I am not surprised that Huckabee is more concerned about a molester than the girls he molested because of his anti-women stances on pretty much every issue under the sun.

    What I am surprised about is the Duggar family response which didn't say a word about their daughters that were molested and instead made excuses for their son:
    "Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before."

    Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles every day. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God's kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us – even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey – the good times and the difficult times – cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything."
    Am I the only one that finds it odd that so many on the right are coming to the defense of a child molester and not expressing any concern for the people he molested?
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    Huckabee is running for chaplain.

    not to mention more book deals.

    he is singularly disgusting.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    I don't want to be critical of religious folks, but I do get a bit tired of them playing the "God Card". Politicians do that...it's God's calling that made them run for office. Or if they did a "Vitter", then "God has forgiven them"...or they made their peace with God and any human should not question that.

    When I was growing up, I had a lot of Catholic friends. I was amused how easy it was for them to "go to confession" and that would absolve them of their misdeeds. However, some of my neighborhood friends would tell jokes about their confession experiences. Seemed a bit insincere. Oh well, who am I to judge?
  • Liberal
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    'Tis the way of "God fearin' folks, I'm afraid. Repent and go back out and sin some more. Don't worry the big Sky Pilot will alway forgive if you admit your sins to him (or her or it)! Ain't religion wonderful!
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    pr Wrote: 'Tis the way of "God fearin' folks, I'm afraid. Repent and go back out and sin some more. Don't worry the big Sky Pilot will alway forgive if you admit your sins to him (or her or it)! Ain't religion wonderful!
    In the piece quoted by Jared "God" is mentioned 4 times; I feel sorry for this "God" thing that he gets involved all the time and does not even now of anything and can't even defend himself or speak English or ever visited this earth or shook hands with this nuthead GOP guy. Drag in the "unknown" and all is forgiven.
    I guess we need these types of leaders who are led by "ghosts" and ask those for solutions. Wow what a country.
  • Center Left
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    pr Wrote: 'Tis the way of "God fearin' folks, I'm afraid. Repent and go back out and sin some more. Don't worry the big Sky Pilot will alway forgive if you admit your sins to him (or her or it)! Ain't religion wonderful!
    "When I was kid, I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me." -Emo Phillips
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: In the piece quoted by Jared "God" is mentioned 4 times; I feel sorry for this "God" thing that he gets involved all the time and does not even now of anything and can't even defend himself or speak English or ever visited this earth or shook hands with this nuthead GOP guy. Drag in the "unknown" and all is forgiven.
    I guess we need these types of leaders who are led by "ghosts" and ask those for solutions. Wow what a country.
    I agree Dutch. I also feel sorry for all of the girls this child molester took advantage of, including his own sisters. It really shows the type of people the Republicans are when they stick up for a child molester and don't bother expressing an iota of concern for the numerous young girls he molested. It also shows how backwards his parents are when they release a statement supporting him and saying nothing about the well being of their daughters who were molested by him.
  • Center Left
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    Great quote Zach. I will definitely repeat that one.
    The guy is sick / wrong. About 6 of the repub candidates have taken photo ops with him. Hillary's husband did as well.
    Those who actually question what is right or wrong (follow the money) is the network which I think is TLC. They dropped the show and all connections with this grotesque man. Good for them.
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    TJ Wrote: Great quote Zach. I will definitely repeat that one.
    The guy is sick / wrong. About 6 of the repub candidates have taken photo ops with him. Hillary's husband did as well.
    Those who actually question what is right or wrong (follow the money) is the network which I think is TLC. They dropped the show and all connections with this grotesque man. Good for them.
    Like I said; drag in he "unknown" (God thing) then all is forgiven; how silly can you get; I guess these mental anomalies always work only if you are an evangelical GOP/NRA member. The word "forgive" is an human invention; nothing up there knows that word.
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    I agree as to why are some of these GOP candidates sidling up to this pervert, if the photo-ops were made prior to this revelation, I can accept that but after the news broke, as Ricky used to say "Lucy ,you got splaining to do".
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    As JC brings up "Lucy", my thoughts go to this mornings release of science exploring "The Lucy" remains finding she may not be a human ancestor, but something else. So, maybe the scientist haven't yet checked the DNA of Huckabee. I wonder!

    As for my sabbatical from this Hub, I can only relate to a good verse. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2. It's refreshing to escape the madness of many. Just like in the story, "Far from the Maddening Crowd" and "The Shining". I was becoming like Jack Nicholson coming around the door threshold, "Here's Johnny!". I appreciate the fight by JC for our religious zeal, our Police, Military and people of standing for common sense in this mad world. America as for the world, is spiraling down to the depths of destruction. Taking a step back and seeing the greed and selfish character of society, there are so many people much worse than Huckabee. Huckabee is just a pawn to sidetrack the political agenda for something evil coming. The shootings of Police, attacks on our military and an onslaught of terror on the environment is what our society if facing more each day. Thank you, JC, for keeping the fight. I will try to help more, but there is so much ignorance, greed and selfish people that it makes it difficult.

    God Bless our Country, Military, Police and our freedoms in the United States.
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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: As JC brings up "Lucy", my thoughts go to this mornings release of science exploring "The Lucy" remains finding she may not be a human ancestor, but something else. So, maybe the scientist haven't yet checked the DNA of Huckabee. I wonder!

    As for my sabbatical from this Hub, I can only relate to a good verse. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2. It's refreshing to escape the madness of many. Just like in the story, "Far from the Maddening Crowd" and "The Shining". I was becoming like Jack Nicholson coming around the door threshold, "Here's Johnny!". I appreciate the fight by JC for our religious zeal, our Police, Military and people of standing for common sense in this mad world. America as for the world, is spiraling down to the depths of destruction. Taking a step back and seeing the greed and selfish character of society, there are so many people much worse than Huckabee. Huckabee is just a pawn to sidetrack the political agenda for something evil coming. The shootings of Police, attacks on our military and an onslaught of terror on the environment is what our society if facing more each day. Thank you, JC, for keeping the fight. I will try to help more, but there is so much ignorance, greed and selfish people that it makes it difficult.

    God Bless our Country, Military, Police and our freedoms in the United States.
    Most interesting. How many police have been shot vs how many they have shot? The militarization of the police thread must look at why our police have become an internal military a la national police forces of tinpot dictators. As for the military bless them for what? The poor bastards who sign up, and it ain't the 1%'s kids, go where they are told to go. The question becomes why is our military used as it is? And to borrow from the viral video from "the news" there are literally dozens of countries that have freedom. We have no more or less freedom and our freedom isn't special compared to, say, Germany or Norway.

    now otoh your comments re: the environment are spot on. The problem lies in exceptionalism here as well. The system allows for the despoiling of the environment and indeed it requires it due to the energy systems we employ.

    the evil coming, and that falls back to dualism which is not helpful, is ourselves. We are here. And unless we change things ...well, we won't be here.

    you want change? Support Bernie Sanders. Everyone else is part and parcel of the problem.
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    lonely bird Wrote:
    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: As JC brings up "Lucy", my thoughts go to this mornings release of science exploring "The Lucy" remains finding she may not be a human ancestor, but something else. So, maybe the scientist haven't yet checked the DNA of Huckabee. I wonder!

    As for my sabbatical from this Hub, I can only relate to a good verse. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2. It's refreshing to escape the madness of many. Just like in the story, "Far from the Maddening Crowd" and "The Shining". I was becoming like Jack Nicholson coming around the door threshold, "Here's Johnny!". I appreciate the fight by JC for our religious zeal, our Police, Military and people of standing for common sense in this mad world. America as for the world, is spiraling down to the depths of destruction. Taking a step back and seeing the greed and selfish character of society, there are so many people much worse than Huckabee. Huckabee is just a pawn to sidetrack the political agenda for something evil coming. The shootings of Police, attacks on our military and an onslaught of terror on the environment is what our society if facing more each day. Thank you, JC, for keeping the fight. I will try to help more, but there is so much ignorance, greed and selfish people that it makes it difficult.

    God Bless our Country, Military, Police and our freedoms in the United States.
    Most interesting. How many police have been shot vs how many they have shot? The militarization of the police thread must look at why our police have become an internal military a la national police forces of tinpot dictators. As for the military bless them for what? The poor bastards who sign up, and it ain't the 1%'s kids, go where they are told to go. The question becomes why is our military used as it is? And to borrow from the viral video from "the news" there are literally dozens of countries that have freedom. We have no more or less freedom and our freedom isn't special compared to, say, Germany or Norway.

    now otoh your comments re: the environment are spot on. The problem lies in exceptionalism here as well. The system allows for the despoiling of the environment and indeed it requires it due to the energy systems we employ.

    the evil coming, and that falls back to dualism which is not helpful, is ourselves. We are here. And unless we change things ...well, we won't be here.

    you want change? Support Bernie Sanders. Everyone else is part and parcel of the problem.
    Lonely absolutely correct; AMC still lives in la la land and dreams that something outside this planet "blesses" our killings all over the place; as long it has an uniform and obeys orders. Whatever is up there is way too busy running the huge universe, and has no interest in what worldly arrogant microbes are doing by "blessing" themselves for killing others or ruining their own tiny little globe.
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    lonely bird Wrote:
    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: As JC brings up "Lucy", my thoughts go to this mornings release of science exploring "The Lucy" remains finding she may not be a human ancestor, but something else. So, maybe the scientist haven't yet checked the DNA of Huckabee. I wonder!

    As for my sabbatical from this Hub, I can only relate to a good verse. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2. It's refreshing to escape the madness of many. Just like in the story, "Far from the Maddening Crowd" and "The Shining". I was becoming like Jack Nicholson coming around the door threshold, "Here's Johnny!". I appreciate the fight by JC for our religious zeal, our Police, Military and people of standing for common sense in this mad world. America as for the world, is spiraling down to the depths of destruction. Taking a step back and seeing the greed and selfish character of society, there are so many people much worse than Huckabee. Huckabee is just a pawn to sidetrack the political agenda for something evil coming. The shootings of Police, attacks on our military and an onslaught of terror on the environment is what our society if facing more each day. Thank you, JC, for keeping the fight. I will try to help more, but there is so much ignorance, greed and selfish people that it makes it difficult.

    God Bless our Country, Military, Police and our freedoms in the United States.
    Most interesting. How many police have been shot vs how many they have shot? The militarization of the police thread must look at why our police have become an internal military a la national police forces of tinpot dictators. As for the military bless them for what? The poor bastards who sign up, and it ain't the 1%'s kids, go where they are told to go. The question becomes why is our military used as it is? And to borrow from the viral video from "the news" there are literally dozens of countries that have freedom. We have no more or less freedom and our freedom isn't special compared to, say, Germany or Norway.

    now otoh your comments re: the environment are spot on. The problem lies in exceptionalism here as well. The system allows for the despoiling of the environment and indeed it requires it due to the energy systems we employ.

    the evil coming, and that falls back to dualism which is not helpful, is ourselves. We are here. And unless we change things ...well, we won't be here.

    you want change? Support Bernie Sanders. Everyone else is part and parcel of the problem.
    According to numbers submitted by American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens Inc. and also the National Association of Chiefs of Police there .48 deaths of officers by gunfire in the year 2014, in May of this year a total of 227 law enforcement officers who were killed were added to the memorial wall in Washington D.C., now not all Agencies were included in this report nor were the FBI, or the DOJ Stats used. But this is not about a scorecard, these killings are also not about the militarization of a police force, but of the shooting of many of these officers were from from ambush, now if we see and do things your way , well then Baltimore is your result.