by Max Brantley
Mike Huckabee is at work commentating on Fox and a blog that monitors the Republican News Channel assesses its coverage of evangelist James Dobson's Bible sword drill with Barack Obama. Huckabee wasn't quite as shrill as other Foxes, the blog writes, but still... (Huckabee was far more moderate in his primary appearance on MSNBC, but on Fox, he knows his market.)
Huckabee wasn’t willing to go so far as to say that Obama terrified him but Huckabee was quite willing to do his best to portray Obama as a bad Christian. Huckabee said, “There are many things about Barack Obama that make me very uncomfortable for the country... What Barack Obama has done is to drive his campaign into a sinkhole by saying some things regarding religion that I think will make people who ARE religious (his emphasis) very uncomfortable.”
Huckabee went on to criticize Obama’s interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount. As he spoke, the banner on the lower third read, “Dobson: Obama is pushing a fruitcake interpretation of Constitution.”
“Liberals want it both ways. They don’t want to bring religion into the public square unless they bring it and get to reinterpret it,” Huckabee continued.
Another lower third banner: Dr. James Dobson questions Obama’s interpretation of the Bible.
Huckabee neatly sidestepped Colmes’ question about why Dobson should have the right to push his interpretation of the Bible into law for the rest of us. Instead, Huckabee used the question to launch an attack on Obama’s morals. Huckabee said, “It’s not about his view, it’s about the collective view of Americans who believe that all people are created equal and that every human life has intrinsic value and worth. And when Barack Obama believes that we can have partial view abortion, then we’ve taken away the equality of that unborn child... That defies something beyond anybody’s politics, Alan. That goes to the heart of what we are as a civilization... When you rob a human life of its personhood, as you do with the kind of abortion policies that Barack Obama supports, that’s a serious issue I think for many of us who don’t see this as a religious issue but see it as something even deeper and broader than that.”