Mike Huckabee: ‘Natalie Portman is Ruining America’

March 4th, 2011 // 211 Comments

Mike Huckabee is most likely going to be one of the major candidates vying to run for president on the Republican ticket, so it’s good to know where he stands on serious issues facing Americans today. Issues like jobs, the economy and most importantly, what 29-year-old Natalie Portman and her fiance are doing with with her uterus. Via Us Magazine:

“People see a Natalie Portman who boasts, ‘We’re not married but we’re having these children and they’re doing just fine,” Huckabee told radio host Michael Medved on his show Monday. “I think it gives a distorted image. It’s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out-of- wedlock children.”
Calling Portman’s pregnancy “troubling,” Huckabee went on to say that many single parents don’t have the resources to hire help, the way someone like the Black Swan star would.
“Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care,” he said. “And that’s the story that we’re not seeing.”

Alright, I get that Mike Huckabee is keeping in line with the escalated Republican War on Women that ironically wants to insert Big Government into uteri everywhere, but seriously, Natalie Portman? An almost 30-year-old successful actress who decided to have a baby with her fiance? I mean, Jesus, it’s not like they’re not going to get married, nor is it 1952 anymore. Granted, I’m willing to concede Mike Huckabee isn’t aware of MTV’s Teen Mom which would’ve been the obvious target for the point he’s trying to make here: Teenagers literally are getting pregnant because of that show. But it’s not like he isn’t familiar with another poignant target: Bristol Palin. A young girl whose unwed, illegitimate pregnancy was publicly rewarded with a spot on Dancing With The Stars, a lucrative Candie’s endorsement and now her own book deal. But, no, let’s go after the career woman who’s flying in the face of traditionalism with her errant ovaries. Because young girls might realize they can be successful and have a baby later in the life and then who’s going to do all this laundry and/or load the dishwasher? Certainly not the father, that’s commie talk.

EDIT: You know what? I’m actually going to meet Mike Huckabee in the middle on this: Here’s what Natalie Portman did ruin, and I think we can all agree our nation is poorer for it.

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  1. eyeee

    ^^ alright, alright, good points. but let’s look at the real issue here. wtf is that skirt?

  2. Deandra

    shes fricken 30 years old, why does he care whatan ADULT woman does with her life…what about those idiot teen moms who smoke pot and ignore their kids while praising thier loser druggie boyfriends??? natalie is ADULT! hes just an angry old fart.

    • Gary B

      She is mature and well off to be able to raise a kid on her own. Mike and all these right wing jackoffs need to go suck it. Sure I might be conservative when it comes to fiscal and national security matters. But the govt has no business with legislating morality or engaging in social expirmentation.

  3. lils

    I can’t stand Portman, but if she wants to have a baby and not get married it’s her choice.

  4. SuperT

    The prequasls made all of us die inside, but attacking Portman is not the way to punish LUCAS.

  5. Mel Gibson's Shrink

    I agree. The idea of family has already become twisted in America. The last thing your society needs is glorification of Natalie Portmans of the world.

  6. Mel Gibson's Shrink

    Although I think she doing more harm to America with that skirt.

  7. Talk Hard

    Mike Applebees is talking out of the wrong end once again.

  8. Well, last time she had kids IN wedlock and the Father turned out to be a Sith Lord…so that didn’t go so well either.

  9. Melissa

    Mike is 100% right! When it come to this subject Natalie is setting a poor example. But that’s common sense which I’m seeing alot of people these days don’t have.

    • bitingontinfoil

      IMO, Bristol Palin (and her mother) are much WORSE examples. Preaching about abstinence whileHIDING the fact that her 16 yr old high-schooler is getting knocked up by an unemployed twink who eventually poses for Playgirl.

  10. Fuck that moronic wank bag. Can you imagine… “President Huckabee”..

    Where’s that asteroid… we have officially earned our free ride through space.

  11. Monica

    Of course NO WHERE does he say that Natalie Portman is “ruining America.” But what do I expect…. He’s simply saying that young women look up to Portman, think that it’s okay for her to have babies outside marriage -it’s okay for them as well, look how glamorous and happy she is (yes, some girls are THAT stupid), but they’re not rich so when their baby daddies leave their sorry asses we have to pay for their brilliant decisions. Portman, who barely knows the guy, and I give them together a year with the baby at the most, will be perfectly fine financially after he moves on. At least in real world, marriage is SOME kind of a detterant from just walking out on somebody, if not emotional then at least legal and financial, divorce is expensive and so is alimony. And don’t worry, Huckabee – while he has a right to his opinion even if it’s not consistent with your own – won’t be the Republican nominee.. So relax.

    • bitingontinfoil

      I would think *even younger* “girls” looked up to Bristol (and BTW didn’t HER “baby daddy” leave her ass? The only thing standing between Bristol and a welfare cheque was being born in a political family. Even setting a *worse* example is Bristol got a deal with Dancing With the Stars, Candies and a book deal out of it.

  12. Mahogma

    Fuckabee should quit politics and his Sideshow Bob job on Faux,move to Nebraska someplace near the Interstate,and set up a roadside attraction as the Worlds Biggest Lying sack of shit.

  13. Carolyn

    All of you people are BIZZARRE. Mike Huckabee was clearly stating that no, it is not normal and not IDEAL for men and women to be having babies out of wedlock. Natalie Portman, along with all the other Hollywood couples who have children before they get married, love to spread their feelings that this is a great and normal way to have kids. When you are filthy rich and can afford a 24 hour nanny, yes it is just fine. When you live in the real world, such as I do in Philadelphia, there are plenty of peoplewho have kids out of wedlock. Majority of them do not grow up in the best environment and they do not grow up to have the best future. That is pure fact. There are exception BUT ONLY exceptions. Yes, pregnancy before marriage can happen. Life happens, but let’s not pretend it the ideal way to go. WAS HE SO WRONG TO SAY THIS. You people need to grow up.

    Oh and Bristol Palin goes around and talks about abstinence. She didn’t have a child out of wedlock and claim it to be awesome! You all sound like idiots.

    • Damien Louis

      I would think the key is to want to have the child, love it and take care of it, regardless of how the child came into this world. Huck picked a bad example, knows it and has walked back from his statement.

      The reason why his words sound so hypocritical now is because he didn’t speak up about the Palin or Spears pregnancies. In either case, he could have talked about how it hurt their live and careers. Remember the cancelled the Spears show, and she was a true role model until that point.

      Again, he picked a bad target. A woman who plans to get married and can support the kid on her income.

      And sorry, the trouble with Bristol’s line on abstinence is that she is walking proof that it doesn’t work to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Study after study shows the key to prevention is sex education, a fact many on the right want to ignore. Bristol and the right’s turning a blind eye to this fact leads to unwanted pregnancies. And that my friend is the height of hypocrisy.

      • DFCtomm

        That’s the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard. You just pulled that out of your ass. I’ll bet you can’t show me one year where unwed pregnancies have dropped since sex ed classes have became popular, but we can go back in time before sex education and see that unwed pregnancies were much lower, but in your fevered brain somehow abstinence never worked.

        Abstinence works just fine if there are penalties for the behavior, instead of rewards. A girl gets pregnant in the 50s and what happens? A girl gets pregnant today and what happens? She gets free housing, free health care, free food, free utilities, and a little spending money. Surprise, surprise! You reward a behavior and you get more of it. Who would have fucking thought!

      • Damien Louis

        Because I had 30 seconds and know how to use Google I found this study: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2009/0618/p02s29-ussc.html

        You will note that once the Bush administration started to push abstinence-only programs, teen pregnancies rose because “the authors found a decline in contraceptive use, leading to an increase in births.”

        To be fair, a another recent study also shows that abstinence only programs show that 12-year-olds, yeah you read that right, 12-year-olds delay sexual activity. Well, I guess that is something. Yeah, something like having Bristol Palin as an ambassador for an abstinence-only program.

        Anyway, let me know if you need more research or if you want to open your yap again without the facts.

  14. A-Ron

    Jesus Christ Sup, I just want to see naked celebs when I come to your fuckin blog. If I want to see this shit I’ll go to one of about 75,000,000 political blogs.

    Seriously, take your soap box and stick it up your ass.

    And bring back Erin as the headline, you fuck.

    Your sane readers

  15. Stephanie

    Reproduction for humans is too easy. Let’s be honest people, not many are capable of raising well adjusted socially conscious children who value education and common sense over the Bible and UFC. Just a little brain power will tell you that having kids is great risk and financial strain with little reward except the warm fuzzies you get when you look at that little extension of yourself learn to roll over or take a poopy in the potty. There’s nothing selfless about that. What a bunch of fluffy crap.

  16. billbill

    I Like Mike.

  17. Ace

    Spoken like a true moron Deva. Your fellow clan members must be proud.

  18. NattyB

    Fish – WHY did you do this? Everyone has gone all political (i.e. irrational, raving lunatics) and all I wanted was a chuckle. Just one, lousy, measly chuckle. For fucks sake.

  19. the captain

    ……….BUT SHE LOVES IT, folks!!

  20. elpablo

    Wow superficial writer. Sounds like youre seriously confused. Everything Huckabee said makes sense unless yourean ultra liberal with no moral compass.

    • OR I’m a non-conservative who thinks people shouldn’t be forced to live their lives according to a 2,000 year old heavily-edited book of superstitions.

      But, no, you’re right, I have no moral compass because I believe a grown, independent woman should have the right to pro-create as she sees fit. Clearly I have no sense of right or wrong and will now resume my life of wanton rape, thievery and murder because there’s no Christ in my heart.

    • elpablo, guess Huckabee was an ultra liberal with no moral compass a scant three years ago when he praised Jamie Lynn Spears for making the “right decision,” a “good decision,” one that he “respected and appreciated” and that he wasn’t “going to condemn her”. So, is he a massive hypocrite when he’s all protective when it comes to 16 year old Christian teenagers popping out their boyfriend’s babies vs. taking 30 y.o. financially secure Jewish women who are living with their fiances to task, or he is also “seriously confused”?

      And if Huckabee is so concerned with all the plethora of single unmarried mothers out there, why the fuck isn’t he attacking the MEN in that picture *cough* Levi Johnston *cough* for leaving the woman holding the bag – I mean, baby?

      Fish, you consistently knock it out of the park, and this is the best one yet. And I’d buy you a five course meal with a hooker chaser (since you clearly have no moral compass) to show my appreciation because I like you much better than cc does. Also, I have a better expense account.

  21. Natalie Portman Benjamin Millepied
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  22. Kirk Cameron's Abortion Doctor

    Huckabee would have struck a more truer nerve w/ the American people if he’d just tell Natalie Portman to make him a fucking sandwich.

  23. Cmr

    I thought I heard that the pregnancy was a surprise… Anyway I agree with Huckabee that premarital sex and pregnancy are wrong, as do many others. (I’m a 21 year old female btw). The reason he singled out Portman is because she’s everywhere right now. He’s just voicing his opinion on a celeb as we all do. Let’s just respect each others views without calling names.

    • Anon

      Really? This made the comments-to-ridicule of the week? Just because you don’t agree doesn’t mean that this commenter should be made fun of. She stated her view maturely…

      • Akare

        Ok, so pre-marital sex and pregnancy are wrong no matter your age?
        how about pre-marital sex and pregnancy are wrong if you are too young to handle the consequences of it, but Natalie Portman seems to have all that is required to bring a child in a healthy if not privilege environement.

      • Anon

        Are you asking me that? Because you responded to me… Anyway, I don’t think pre-marital sex and pregnancy are wrong, especially at a mature age. But Cmr is, I’d be willing to bet, a Christian, and therefore the idea about premarital sex isn’t based on maturity, but the Bible… Age has nothing to do with it. I’m not a Christian, but I still think Cmr should be allowed to express her opinion in a polite and mature was (as she did) without being ridiculed…

      • Kirk Cameron's Abortion Doctor

        “I still think Cmr should be allowed to express her opinion in a polite and mature was (as she did) without being ridiculed…”

        Umm…. No. You may have forgotten what all this “free speech” is about, but let me sum it up for you: Being able to say what you damn well please means exactly that. If I say something sarcastic (which I’d *never* do), or stupid, or pig-headed, it’s not only my right, but also my responsibility to live w/ the consequences. Saying things and controlling the way people respond to them has been tried before in history. Let’s just say those governments weren’t democracies that believe in the power of the people.

        You’re right in that Cmr wrote a very polite piece, but “mature” is not how I would describe it– maturity implies a consideration of the complexity of the issue and a balance of the different opinions. Anyone who says “premarital sex and pregnancy are wrong” is giving a childish, pat answer w/o any knowledge or experience behind it.

        Huckabee has his head firmly up his ass (based on this & other statements), and anyone who agrees w/ him is in the same position.

    • ham

      @Abortion Doctor
      “Huckabee has his head firmly up his ass (based on this & other statements), and anyone who agrees w/ him is in the same position.”
      You, sir, are in no position to dismiss Cmr as immature when you yourself are making statements like this. Like it or not, maturity goes hand in hand with manners. And before you dismiss this as an ad hominem attack, go to the the wikipedia entry.

      Perhaps if she elaborated on how she arrived at this conclusion, it might give Cmr’s words more credibility. You can say that those are wrong- one only needs to take a look around and apply common sense to understand that children deserve a stable envt to grow up in- marriage serves as a legal contract to help in this. Prevents us flighty humans from simply getting up and going etc.

      Lastly, stating the freedom of speech thing- “you can say whatever you want” seems to translate to “you can make yourself look like a complete idiot” these days.

  24. XYZ

    Huckabee – a lunatic walking free among us.
    Portman – the same talentless conceited Zionist bitch.
    Probably they made a pact – she allowed him to slam her in the media and this means more publicity for both of them. In front of us they act like archenemies while behind the curtains they shake their hands like friends. Too bad u didnt realize that til now. Sheeple of course got distracted by this crap one more time without noticing their own country is going to hell.

  25. Torsten

    “Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance…”, not that we give a shit about those people, because frankly, once the kid’s out of the womb, we on the Right lose all interest. Now, are there any other criminals I can pardon so they can go out and kill four police officers?

    • Akare

      That is a shitty stigma single moms have to face everyday, some of them raise perfectly decent children, the other half we are all here so win win.

  26. Ron


    • DFCtomm

      Cry more! Your tears sustain me. You know the smart thing for you and all the liberals would be to jump on the tea party bandwagon. Sounds crazy right but hear me out. The system is coming down, but what we don’t know is how far. Is it the end of school lunches or are we talking madmax in your subdivision? The more you cooperate the more of the old system you might actually be able to save, but the more you resist then the closer we get to the thunderdome. This is ok with me since I really, really want the thunderdome, but I’m betting you’re not going to like it.

  27. larrythefatcat

    Hey, Huckster…

    Maybe the reason we’re “not seeing that story” here is due to the fact that this is a woman who IS educated and HAS enough money to actually pay for her offspring. The problem obviously isn’t with Natalie Portman, but with all the people who either decide it isn’t important to have contraception available whilst being sexually active or have lots of kids they can’t pay for just so Uncle Sam will support their asses… THEY’re idiots and you, Sir, are an idiot.

  28. Natalie Portman Benjamin Millepied
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    to me it seems just a bit perverted to see a 12-year-old pregnant.

  29. drex

    How about we stop the pretense of marriage as something that is sacred and look at it for what it is. A contract between two people designed to further their financial status and keep up with the jones’ by squirting out a worm that will one day grow into a consumer.

  30. nonminti

    this man is crazy.People who approve of him are insane.What a weird company!

  31. Mama Pinkus

    no Mike, it’s not unwed mothers or immigrants or gays who are ruining America – it is conservative repuke bastards like yourself who are ruining America

  32. Kisses4Katie

    Ummmm… this goes out to the South Park republican…… Matt and Trey overwhelmingly oppose abortion. So don’t act like you understand South Park when obviously you don’t even get the points they MAKE about abortion or any other issue for that matter. A lot of the things u are pro or against don’t even fit the view that South Park portrays!!! What a douchebag retard. Or better yet a Turd Sandwich.

  33. Aggie

    Being a single mom is hard. Especially when you’re young, or if you don’t have an education, or a steady, well paying job, or maybe any of those things. And people who can’t afford their kids are a burden on the rest of us, there’s no denying that. So what I’d like to know, is since Mike Huckabee obviously agrees with all that, why does he disagree with abortion? Planned Parenthood and other agencies like it probably cost Americans a whole lot less than the millions of unplanned pregancies that happen every year, whether by providing terminations, birth control or simply education.

  34. cc

    Huckabee decided he had to make a bold statement. The ‘Republican presidential hopeful’ clown car was filling up fast.

  35. Natalie Portman Benjamin Millepied
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    LOL! Republicans are stupid.

  36. Normana

    A lot of people commenting on Huckbee miss the point. If Huck hopes to be a serious contender for the 2012 election he needs to address serious issues.
    He needs to speak on how he does not agree with the current administration
    and how he plans to fix the country’s current problems.

  37. Natalie Portman Benjamin Millepied
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    … actually Ms. Portman is my baby-momma

  38. alex

    I hope he runs I will definitely vote for him what wrong with the country today is we’re seriously lacking in morals!

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