Huckabee blasts Glenn Beck
April 21st, 2011
03:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee blasts Glenn Beck

(CNN)- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has a bone to pick with Glenn Beck. The current Fox News host isn't pleased that Beck, a departing Fox News host, has called him a progressive, a term which Beck has also previously likened to cancer and the Nazi movement.

Beck also compared Huckabee to Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain on his radio show Tuesday, labeling both as progressives, because of Huckabee's vocal support for Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiatives.

"I think Mike Huckabee is the one, if you are somebody who understands progressives are on both sides of the aisle, I think Mike Huckabee is John McCain," he said.

But Huckabee, who's name has been floated as a possible contender for the GOP presidential nomination, took to his PAC blog Thursday to blast Beck in response, saying, "This week Glenn Beck has taken to his radio show to attack me as a progressive, which he has said is the same as a 'cancer' and a 'Nazi.' What did I do that apparently caused him to link me to a fatal disease and a form of government that murdered millions of innocent Jews?"

Beck delivered the keynote address at the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference, where he called progressivism the "cancer in America" that is "eating our constitution." And, though he's repeatedly used Nazism as a metaphor for the progressive movement, the conservative radio host balks at the accusation that he's compared progressives to Nazis in the past. In January he said, "I haven't compared progressives to Nazis, I have compared their tactics and what they do, and shown that it's the same kind of movement."

Either way, Huckabee is crying foul at his inclusion with Beck's blistering metaphors for progressivism.

"He seems to fancy himself a prophet of sorts for his linking so many people and events together to describe a massive global conspiracy for pretty much everything," he wrote.

"His ridiculous claim that John McCain and I collaborated and conspired in the 2008 campaign is especially laughable…Beck needs to stick to conspiracies that can't be so easily de-bunked by facts."

And Huckabee wasn't through. "Why Beck has decided to aim his overloaded guns on me is beyond me," he continued.

"He ought to clean his gun and point it more carefully lest it blow up in his face like it did this time."


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soundoff (127 Responses)
  1. theidiotspeaksagain

    Hey Mike, s u c k s when crazy Beck takes aim at you with ridiculous claims, but where were you and the GOP when he was making these ridiculous claims about others? You were all quiet as long as he was attacking the President. You reap what you sow preacher.

    April 21, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  2. Grady

    Glen, go find a deep hole, hide in it and stay very quiet...we'll tell you when it is safe to come out.

    April 21, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. EddyP

    The GOP is eating itself alive. I love it!

    April 21, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. Kim

    By Beck and Huckabee's standards, a progressive is anyone whose knuckles don't drag on the ground when they walk. Someone that can formulate complete sentences.

    Good lord, what planet am I living on these days?

    Good riddance Glenn Beck, peddle your nonsense at the carnival.

    April 21, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. wayne kratzer

    Huckabee is one of our best canidates with a good record. He seems to be a proven christian. We need a christian and a return to the new Testament Bible. Way one

    April 21, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. mypitts2

    All the dogs are at each other's throats these days. Hmm.

    April 21, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. There is no downside in attacking Beck . . .

    Huck is one of least objectionable republics out there.

    April 21, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  8. OneMoreTime

    Boo-hoo, Goober is upset with Idiot. Wonder if Goober tithes? Happy Easter Everybody!

    April 21, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  9. paul

    Hey, Huck, when you lie down with dogs don't be surprised when you get fleas. He has been your Fox News buddy for a long time and you have supported him in the past. Beck will go where the money is. He used to work for CNN, then did a 180 to be the wacko at Fox. If someone offerred him enough money, he would become a far left liberal in a heartbeat. Beck is a scam artist and the sad fact is many people believe him, especially the senior citizens.

    April 21, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. tulsa, ok

    LOL..... the GOTP, Beckerheads!
    It's going to be fun watching the Republicans trash each other. only 18 months of this to go?

    April 21, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. Voice of Reason

    So being progressive (i.e., looking to the future instead of the past) is equal to being a Nazi? Thank you Glenn Beck for removing any shred of reasoning or enlightenment from American Political discourse. Thank you Glenn Beck for creating a mindless army of Zombie zealots who parrot whatever fiction comes out of your mouth. Thank you Glenn Beck for moving Boldly Backward, unencumbered by thought, rationality, reason, or humanity.

    I'm sure Fox News is sad to see you go.

    April 21, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  12. NVa Native

    It is expected that as the Beckler starts to go down in fruity flames he'll try to drag down some of the other fox celebrities with him. Huck should wear the Beckler attack as a badge of honor. It could serve him well when the Repubs finally start to dig themselves out of the looney hole they've been hidding in for these many years since the insanity of the Bush/Cheney regime.

    April 21, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  13. Dewey

    I think you are both nincompoops, which I liken to baby-killers and meth-heads.

    April 21, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  14. Jerry

    "I haven't compared progressives to Nazis, I have compared their tactics and what they do, and shown that it's the same kind of movement."

    I would never compare Beck to Goebbels, but I would compare his tactics and what he does and show that they are the same kind of person.

    Like that, Glenn?

    April 21, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  15. JD in Moraga, CA

    I guess "Regressive" is the preferred term.

    April 21, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  16. Thatguy371

    "Beck delivered the keynote address at the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference"

    No wonder there's so many wacko repubs.

    April 21, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  17. Voice of Reason

    The one part i DO like about all this – is the front row seats we all have as these GOP quasi-presidential hopefuls eat each other alive. Newt says that the President is a 'perpetual candidate', but the irony is that he doesnt have to do a thing. These GOP dolts keep locking themselves into these to-the-death cage matches with each other, falling over each other to get in the camera's eye with yet more idiocy (birthers, tenthers, tea-party, etc). All trying SO HARD to appeal to the sliver of a fringe crowd.

    And we all get to watch the bickering, the immaturity, the jealousies, the pettyness, theincongruous statements that have no bearing in reality. We get to watch the GOP/TeaParty implode under the weight of it's own ignorance.

    Pass the popcorn.

    April 21, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  18. floridajake

    ooooh!! the ultra-right conservofascists turning on each other!! let the games begin!

    April 21, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  19. T Dog

    Who Cares? Beck is an anachronism. His radio show isnt even broadcast in Philadelphia anymore (one of the largest media outlets)...He put his foot in his mouth too many times for people to take him seriously anymore.

    April 21, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  20. thesewist

    What is there to say about an idiot like Glen Beck!! He says it all himself, and hangs himself with every word.

    April 21, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. Voice of Reason

    CAn we just lock Huck, Beck and Trump in a room, and just let nature take it's course? No matter the outcome, we'd ALL be better off for it...

    April 21, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  22. ja

    across the board, there is so much whale manure in the media until it is pathetic, beck need a spot on tv like we need ten dollar a gallon gas

    April 21, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  23. erich2112x

    I think the turning point for Beck was the rally. I think he saw things he didn't like, and they never really had him back after that.

    April 21, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  24. Clwyd

    Oh Glenn, who is talking like a Nazi now? The right wing of the republican party has lost touch with reality and the likes of the teabuggers and Beck have moved it so far right that the comparison is so similar to the Nationals Socialists!! Conservatives and ultra conservatives are animal!

    April 21, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  25. Rick McDaniel

    Beck has been a joke for some time.

    April 21, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
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