I was in another room and heard CNN reporting that McCain’s Rev. Mike Huckabee said something about pointing a gun at Presidential hopeful Barak Obama, then they went to commercial. Naturally this was startling, when CNN came back from commercial they played a clip and then had a discussion about how this was just a joke. I was not laughing.
That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he's getting ready to speak," said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. "Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor
My first reaction was, that minister’s, especially Republican calm, deliberate, controlled professional speakers do not say anything that they do not plan or otherwise intend to say. The question is what did he say and who told him to say it. Then I remembered that not long ago another socially conservative Republican Minster called for the assassination of the Black President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez on national TV. Hmm, was this a plan, a Freudian slip or a joke?
Thinking more objectively, I quickly concluded that this friendly backslapping southern preacher could not possibly think that he could give his blessing to a group of gun toting Americans to do harm and get away with it. So, it must have been a Freudian slip like the comedian who attacked his customers with the “N” word and then explained that he is not actually a racist, something just came over him.
I hope that at its worst, this is just another in a series of examples of unconscious Cultural Poisoning that this historic race will bring out along the road to America’s healing of her birth defect. What do you think?
Rev. Huckabee in a more Culturally Healthy moment.
Huckabee defends Barack Obama on Rev. Wright controversy
One must give credit where credit is due.
When ever someone brings up Obama/Rev. Wright I will bring up McCain/Rev. Huckabee. Political score Democratic Revs 1 - Republican Revs 1.
It is hard enough to determine what an individual minster thinks, let alone attach that "thinking" to a third party. P.S. Huckabee better hope that no one from the NRA ever points a gun at Obama.