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Huckabee book goes viral with pimp remark about Jay Z and Beyonce

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click to enlarge GONE VIRAL: Huck hits web paydirt with pimping crack about Beyonce and Jay Z.
  • GONE VIRAL: Huck hits web paydirt with pimping crack about Beyonce and Jay Z.
Knowing Mike Huckabee as I do, I'm confident he had high hopes that a pop culture reference in his new 'book" would go viral as it has.

The money — and I do mean book sale money — quotes from the Huckster's new "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy."

"Beyonce is incredibly talented – gifted, in fact. She has an exceptional set of pipes and can actually sing. She is a terrific dancer – without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom."

...."Jay Z is a very shrewd businessman ... but I wonder: does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object? ... She must know that millions of young girls look up to her as a role model to emulate. And she even has a daughter herself now. So why has she done this?"

"With the first lady so concerned about making sure her daughters' bellies don't ingest unhealthy food, how can she let their brains ingest obnoxious and toxic mental poison in the form of song lyrics? If lived out, those lyrics would be far more devastating to someone's health than a cupcake." 

The quotes are all over the web. Bonnie Fuller's Hollywood Life is among many websites unimpressed, though I'd bet he has  support at his base websites. Wrote Fuller:

Ouch. Take a hike, Mike.

He specifically called out the pair’s 2014 Grammy performance of “Drunk in Love.”

“The song contains words and imagery so graphic that they would never make it through the editing process of this book. (Not that I would want them to!) But the onstage gyrations, bare flesh, and (most of) the lyrics did make it onto CBS, again during the smoldering remnants of what used to be the ‘family hour,'” he wrote.

Beyonce is a bonafide performance queen and her dance moves aren’t any more racy than Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj’s. Sounds like someone is picking the two biggest names in music for shock value.

Salon also nips Huckster pretty good. Thanks to YouTube, you can watch Beyonce shimmy for yourself.

The Washington Post called Huckabee's comments stupid and racist.

The only thing more awkward than a politician doing a grip-and-grin with a movie star or a musician whom they clearly know nothing about is the sight of a candidate fulminating about the pernicious influence of a mass cultural figure and getting his target disastrously wrong.

Such is the case with Mike Huckabee,

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