Mike Huckabee: Meet somebody who can break things | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Mike Huckabee: Meet somebody who can break things

Posted By on Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 6:58 AM


Mike Huckabee was barely noticed during Thursday's Republican presidential debate except for his usual policy excesses — personhood of zygotes, shifting the income tax burden onto poor people with a huge sales tax and so forth. But he also got attention for a typically overheated remark critical of service of transgender people in the military.

Said the Huckster:

“The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things. It’s not to transform the culture by trying out some ideas that some people think would make us a different country and more diverse. The purpose is to protect America.”

Mike Huckabee's patronizing remarks seemed to indicate that transgender people weren't up to military standards and wanted to sign up just to get the government to pay for sex reassignment surgery. Or something. He's previously equated the very real plight of a very small number of people (perhaps 15,000 transgender people serve) with women wanting the government to pay for boob jobs.

Anyway, meet Kristin Beck, a retired Navy Seal. A transgender Navy Seal. She wrote on Facebook:

The military is not a social experiment, but we do promote equality and fight for LIBERTY including ‘individual liberty’ and Being transgender NEVER made me less capable in the Navy SEALs.”

Who do you think would wind up broken in a Huckabee-Beck cage match?

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