“My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States,” he said in his remarks. “When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position, people put hands all over me, and I have to provide photo ID and a couple of different forms and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane – but if I want to go vote I don’t need a thing.”All right, I'll bite: Do we really want a president who thinks maybe that North Korea is doing "freedom" better than we are? Someone we should be taking pointers from? I realize that airport security theater is something up with which the modern patriot will not put, but I'm thinking even Sarah Palin and her prop large-size soda cup recognizes that there might be bigger problems going on in North Korea than being patted down at the Pyongyang airport.
Conversely, not needing to provide "photo ID and a couple of different forms" in order to cast a vote is somehow considered ... oppression? Worse-than-North-Korea oppression? Huh.
Mike Huckabee is never going to be president. Mike Huckabee's problem, bluntly, is that he suffers from an extreme case of radio mouth. Like Rush Limbaugh (whose obsessions and viewpoints Huck has increasingly adopted as his own), he cannot help but say extremist things in keep his daily audience of retirees and bored truckers entertained, and has over time lost most of his ability to know when he is saying something Unbelievably Damn Stupid. A politician would know that claiming America has less freedom than North Korea is, at best, a gaffe; a radio mouth considers it just another day's show.
There's more discussion in brooklynbadboy's diary here: http://www.dailykos.com/...