Mike Huckabee is pretty surprised by the uproar over his comments at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting. After all, Fox News viewers didn’t think twice when he opened a discussion on the female libido.
Huckabee told fellow Fox colleague Howard Kurtz that his remarks Thursday were “virtually identical” to what he said recently on his talk show and he suffered no backlash.
“I’m always flattered when people on the far left manufacture a new version of being ‘offended,’” Huckabee told Kurtz. “They can be quite creative in finding something that hurts their feelings.”
Indeed, libido has been on the former Arkansas governor’s mind as of late.
Here’s what Huckabee said at the RNC meeting:
“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government then so be it! Let us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be.”
And here’s what he said earlier this month on his Fox News program:
“The ridiculous claim that a pro-life position is a ‘war on women’ is an insult to the millions of women who make extraordinary sacrifices for their children. For Democrats to reduce women to beggars for cheap government funded birth control is demeaning to the women that I know who are far more complicated than their libido and the management of their reproductive system.”
As you’d probably guess from his comments to Kurtz, Huckabee isn’t exactly apologetic for the libido talk. He circulated an email to supporters Thursday night in an effort to raise money off the remarks.
“Guess what liberals? If you can’t stand to look at yourself in the mirror, then get ready for more of this talk, because conservatives are going to continue to fight back against your destructive policies towards women and families,” Huckabee wrote in the email.