Mike Huckabee: ‘Natalie Portman is Ruining America’
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.