Rev. Huckabee Jokes About Assassinating Obama

Sad that of all people, the right southern reverend would be the one to make light of violence against a black candidate. The Boston Globe blog:
Nothing to joke about
Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor

Mike Huckabee got some laughs -- but raised eyebrows -- with an attempt at humor at the National Rifle Association conference this afternoon in Kentucky.

There was an unexpected slam offstage while Huckabee was speaking, and he said, “That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he's getting ready to speak. Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”

The former Arkansas governor was adept at one-liners and quips before dropping out of the Republican race and since in his job as commentator.

But some of Obama's supporters have been publicly and privately worried about his safety given the assassination of other figures, such as John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Obama started receiving Secret Service protection last May -- the earliest ever for a presidential candidate -- after urgings from supporters.
Hah, hah.


John D. Enright said...

No doubt about it, the Huckster made a resolutely despicable comment about guns being aimed at Obama, and because Obama is protected by the Secret Service, its one that I'm sure will result in an official inquiry. In a way, a certain benefit derives from Huckabee's disastrous attempt at humor. You see, I was afraid that the GOP would put him on the ticket in the number two slot. Fortunately, that's now impossible!

Anonymous said...

funny i dont remeber everyone getting into a snit when obama's campaign chairman jesse jackson jr. made his sick comment about the obama hillary fight being like oj simpson and his dead wife nicole!

but hey, alls fair in the double standard world of media shilling for obamarama!

Anonymous said...

" the natural reminder here is OJ
(simpson) how does an african american candidate attack a white woman?"

- Obama campaign chairman rep. jesse jackson jr.