August 5th, 2009
05:59 PM ET
5 years ago

Huckabee compares his obesity to Obama's spending

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee compares his past weight problem to President Obama's economic policies.
Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee compares his past weight problem to President Obama's economic policies.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee compares his past weight problem to President Obama's economic policies in a pitch Wednesday for a financial newsletter.

Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor who failed to win the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, charges that the president "is devouring the entire free-enterprise system" and lists Obama's decision to bail out the auto and banking industries as mistakes. The pitch for "Successful Investing" was sent out to readers of the conservative publication Human Events.

Read an excerpt of Huckabee's e-mail after the jump:

President "Obama the Hungry" makes King Henry VIII look like a compulsive dieter!

I know something about overeating. It can kill you. Back when I was governor of Arkansas, I was so overweight I developed Type II diabetes. Doctors told me to lay down the knife and fork - or else. That scared me. I cut the calories and lost 110 pounds. Only then did I regain my health.

Does bloat scare Obama? Heck no. He's hungry for more! Fresh from gulping down $800 billion of our money to load up his Washington smorgasbord, he's planning yet another massive banquet. Obama wants to belly up to the table and swallow the best health care system in the world. And you and I will pay the tab for this gargantuan pig-out!

It is probably safe to say that Huckabee, who now hosts a show on Fox News Channel, won't be invited to the White House for dinner anytime soon.


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soundoff (76 Responses)
  1. kishen c.rao

    he is another sarah palin...what do you expect????out of him...just ignore...these GOP and pass health care reform...bring together blue dog dems., and dems...pass health care...ok...nation needs it...now..

    August 5, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  2. I'll make 'em famous

    Aha, taking an advice from the preacher who relied on Chuck Norris to take him all the way to the WH,.....dude

    Didn't the Lord also said something about a blindman leading another blind,?....

    August 5, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  3. inofritzn

    cnnmoney.com "Consumer bankruptcies jump 34%"

    August 5, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. doc

    so far, $664,000,000 dollars paid out on the cash for clunkers program, 53% of the cars sold are japanese, which means the profits on $351,000,000 in car sales were sent to japan by obama.

    thanks for shoving the knife in deeper obama

    August 5, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  5. HJA

    Ah yes. A member of the Foxi's that has convenient amnesia for his former leader, It's amazing how they never question how we got here. That's why I'll never vote for these idiots again. Conservative? You gotta be kidding! Any time they are in power the deficit goes up. That's a fact. Check it out. It's easy to find records on the Web.

    August 5, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  6. J

    Mike Huckabee just lose his marble.
    Stupid comment, no wonder he failed to get into the Whitehorse.

    Why Republicans Say No to Everything?

    - “NO” to healthcare because they are in bed with big insurance company. These are major campaign contributors
    - “NO” to green energy because they are in bed with a big oils company. These are major campaign contributors
    - “NO” to tax cut for higher bracket earning ($250K and up). These are major campaign contributors
    - “NO” to rebuilding America because they lose out on major campaign contributors
    - YES to Wars, – many Contractors and Big Corporate are major campaign contributors
    - YES to lobbyists – They are major campaign contributors

    August 5, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  7. wavethatflag

    Does he also compare solving our economic crisis to hunting for Easter eggs?

    August 5, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  8. T'SAH from Virginia

    Yeah, Obama – Invite his BUT to the White House for dinner and after he eat – and before you say " HUCK-A-BYE' – Put his FAT BEHIND on the basketball court – spot him 20 points and GAME is 22 – and may the BEST MAN WIN!!! LOL

    August 5, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  9. Franco Bacigalupo

    He said the best health care system in the world ? what is he eating ?

    August 5, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  10. Alicia

    Nice try Pork Chop. You got fat like your rich Republican friends for the past eight years. It is called GREED.

    Obama exercises everyday. Why don't you ask the PRESIDENT for his regime?

    August 5, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  11. Larry

    I can't remember a single word from Huckabee during the Bush years of extremely excessive spending

    And Bush is who and how we got here

    Just another Republican that's all mouth ... no brain

    August 5, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  12. Ivan

    Yet another sore loser repuglican talking through his backside.

    August 5, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  13. E Coli Tainted Palin Word Salad Hazardous To Your Health

    The only pig-outs I'm concerned about are thepigs they let out of Arkansas and Alaska!

    August 5, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  14. Dee

    I like Mike Huckabee, please tell me he is not joing John McCain on the dark side.

    August 5, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  15. Peter

    Huckabee's obesity is caused by dirty money from Fox!!. Its amazing how this guys think! one day they are tanking the economy the second day they are crying the economy has tanked. GOP, RNC is full of hypocrites who use the poor white while they pursue their evil schemes pocketing money from pharmaceuticals and insurance companies. Obama have achieved more in 200 days than what GOP achieved in 2,920.

    August 5, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  16. Grant

    Mike is obviously the lowest common denominator. He likes one syllable words like food. Makes it so him don't have to think real hard.

    August 5, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  17. rick

    On the health reform, American people do not want to pay for the 20m illegals and cut benefits for Medicare receipients.

    May God have mercy on each one of us and on Huckabee's misguided religious denomination!!

    August 5, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  18. LacrosseMom

    What did he compare Bush's spending to???? Amazing how the Republicans have totally forgotten the MESS Bush LEFT us to deal with!

    August 5, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  19. Tatianna

    And I doubt Huckabee feelings will be hurt if not invited.

    August 5, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  20. Shingo

    Arrrgh! Really! What a dumb comment. The GOP has got to stop their antics, grow up, follow representative government or face losing more and more and more members!

    August 5, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  21. NYC REPUB

    The best healthcare system in the world? One of the best yes. Not the best. There's a big difference.

    August 5, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  22. Four and The Door

    Even Obama supporters have to agree that the level of spending is beyond anything this country has ever known. I mean it's a fact, so it's not even a question of opinion anymore. Joe Biden is his sidekick and even he has to admit that. Now can any one of you supporters point to any results that suggest this spending has any chance of success? Where are the jobs? Where is unemployment? How much did that $50 billion help the auto industry? Do you ever expect to see results? When?

    August 5, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  23. You lose all credibility when you say Palin is smart

    Oh my, today the Republicans have come out swinging with excellent ideas to America's issues.

    I am sooooo proud of the Republicans. Let's count how many ideas and solutions they came up with today.

    Oh wow, too many. Ideas and solutions just pour out of them. Thank them everyday, beacuse they are so insightful. Thank them for their magnificent solutions for the past eight years.

    Republicans: bringing solutions and creative ideas to our nations problems every single day, and by the truck load!

    YAY!

    August 5, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  24. gl, Pittsburgh

    It is very sad the all these men that come out against this President are white men. They are so mad that a black man is running the white house that it is driving these white men nuts. None of them have any thing to say positive about this President and they wonder why their party will never win over any black voters are lations voters. We do not want to be part of a party that hate us.

    August 5, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  25. Republicans are the American Taliban

    These are the topics that Rev. Huckabee teaches in church....

    August 5, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
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