The Protests Saturday

January 23, 2017

Everyone saw the giant Women’s March protest on Saturday, and we were all impressed by the size of it. Now, could someone please explain what it was supposed to be about? That you “spread love” through violent, eliminationist rhetoric? That you protest vulgar public references to women’s genitals by dressing up in public as women’s genitals? That Donald Trump has turned back the clock to the Middle Ages by stripping away women’s rights and to the 1940s by putting dissenters in concentration camps and gas chambers? That’s quite a lot to have done, considering he’d been in office all of 24 hours.

The participants seemed to be expressing overwhelming, unfocused rage that Hillary Clinton lost. So what’s their solution? Negate an open, legal election? If you want to change the Electoral College, you organize a movement for a Constitutional amendment, not a public meltdown. Madonna’s desire to “bomb the White House” sounded like a call for anarchy. Historically, women haven’t had it very well under the reign of anarchy. It should be noted that far from being oppressed and silenced, Madonna has become fabulously wealthy and world famous by doing and saying whatever she wanted for over 30 years, no matter whom it offended. (Although that “bomb the White House” thing might have taken it a bit too far: she hurriedly backpedaled, claiming it was meant “metaphorically,” after the Secret Service took notice.)

Trump was attacked for homophobia, even though he’s not a social conservative, his company doesn’t discriminate against gays, and he’s the first President ever to be in favor of same-sex marriage upon taking office. He was accused of taking away women’s rights and powers, even though his company was one of the first to put qualified women in important executive positions. He also credits the remarkable Kellyanne Conway (the first successful female presidential campaign manager) for his win, and he wants to give his very accomplished daughter Ivanka a key role in his Administration – to which the left has responded by demanding boycotts of her woman-owned business. Sounds awfully sexist to me.

Yes, it is true Trump made vulgar comments about sex when he thought he was speaking privately, something I condemned at the time and still won’t defend. But it’s a safe assumption that most of these marchers wanted to put someone back into the White House as “First Man” who actually did what Trump talked about, and install as President his wife, who covered for him by attacking his alleged female victims. And if talking in a vulgar fashion about women’s anatomy offends them that much, please explain the speakers (especially Ashley Judd, who seemed to be auditioning for a movie called “Rebel Without A Filter”) and many of the signs at Saturday’s rally. (FYI: to the protester carrying the sign that suggested women should have to pay for tampons when men pay for razors: We do pay for razors. If you know where I can get them for free, please tell me.)

Even Michael Moore, who built a very lucrative career on railing against automakers who export Michigan factory jobs overseas, showed up to start building a second lucrative career out of railing against the guy who’s bringing those jobs back to Michigan (and who is now President because the very people Moore claims to champion voted for him).

There really is a rising threat to women around the world in the form of radical Islamist groups who kidnap, enslave, rape and murder women and girls. These groups seized power largely due to President Obama’s foreign policy, which never drew any mass protest rallies from the left. Instead, we get attacks on Trump for wanting to carefully vet refugees from areas that are hotbeds of Islamic radicalism and to secure the US border (ironically, mirror rallies were held in many nations around the world that have strict immigration policies and fences and guards to secure their own borders).

The organizers also ignored the most infamous assault on women’s rights in the news over the past few years: in Germany, where millions of Middle Eastern refugees have been allowed free reign, women who report being assaulted, harassed and even raped are advised to keep quiet, dress more modestly and watch where they go. It seems like only recently that suggesting women were in any way responsible for their own sexual assaults was condemned as outrageous sexism. Now, it appears to be official government policy under Angela Merkel. But Trump’s promise to enforce the laws and secure the borders endangers women? Oooooooookay.

Roger L. Simon of PJ Media, who was equally baffled by what the point of all this was, finally decided that it was propaganda: a way for leftists and feminists who live in social media bubbles, talking only to one another and demonizing anyone whose opinions vary, to “continue opposition to the myth, not the reality, of a Trump administration for political purposes.” In other words, a way to keep the left’s rage at a boiling point until the next election. That would explain why pro-life feminists were told they weren’t welcome, and why, when the protest organizers declared that “This is what democracy looks like,” they dismissed the 42% of women who voted for Trump (one of whom commented online that she’d already taken part in a massive Women's March in November: “Millions of us marched to the polls and voted for Trump.”) If this is truly what pure democracy looks like, then I understand why the Founders gave us a republic instead.

Supporters claim this rally shows how big the rabid anti-Trump movement is and how the left is going to come back strong and win every future election. We’ve heard that “demography is destiny” theory before. It’s based on the sexist/racist belief that people vote with their skin color or genitals, not their brains. Personally, I think it resembles more the evolution of a religious cult, becoming more extreme but smaller as it drives away all but the most hardcore believers. I suspect that all it accomplished was to convince Trump voters, both male and female, that they were right, and possibly even convince some Hillary voters that they dodged a bullet.

But enough commentary. I don’t want to be accused of “mansplaining.”

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  • Charissa Kolar

    01/31/2017 04:45 PM

    Thank you for a wonderfully expressed article. I agree with the woman you quoted, I already marched too... to the polls and voted for Trump. It is extremely unfair the demonstration was allowed to be called the "women's march" it is/was so much less than that. I couldn't be more impressed with Trump's progress so far and how determined he is to do what he promised and work hard on behalf of our Country. God bless Trump and his hard work for the betterment of America.

  • Janae James

    01/26/2017 12:04 AM

    This was the best thing I have read all day!!!

  • Dianne Bagdanskis

    01/25/2017 09:06 AM

    I agree with your essay, Governor. But you left out the fact that it was orchestrated by 50 organizations with which George Soros is associated, and he spent $90 million orchestrating it worldwide! Soros can't stand the fact that the millions he spent trying to get Hillary elected was all for naught. Both she and he wanted a world without borders which is absurd. Unfortunately, one cannot reason with left-wing liberals because they are so full of hate, they will continue to hate President Trump no matter how much good he does. No one hates like the left hates, and they love to hate. God bless you, Governor. Please keep speakng up for our new President who is a good, kind, and, yes, flawed man, who, unlike our former president, loves America and Americans, and has given up the work he loved and a billionaire's lifestyle to become our president. I pray daily that God will bless him and his beautiful family and keep them safe.

  • Cyndi Hager

    01/25/2017 08:38 AM

    A Woman's March? Woman's issues? ??

    I'm sorry but I just don't get it! The march itself was disturbing to me because as they showed the different signs displayed and I listened to some of the verbiage used I couldn't help but think some of the woman must be ashamed or that can't be how all those woman wanted to be represented. They spoke like they were speaking for all women but yet it covered such a broad amount of things which I'm sure everyone doesn't feel the same way about all the issues. I, myself could relate to some of the issues that were brought up but was very confused at quite a bit of other stuff. Frankly disgusted!

    Here's my problem with the whole thing. I don't see it as woman's issues. I see it as just AMERICAN'S ISSUES, even if it was done because Trump became president. Woman aren't the only ones who suffer from issues like domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, wage equality, product taxing, discrimination, and so on. Woman are also out there committing these actions too. These issues need to be addressed but we should be addressing them as a nation together for ALL! ALL MEN, WOMEN, and CHILDREN!

    Why do we have to be mad at the entire male species? Why can't we be mad at the situations? There's so many good people in this world and yet from a young age and on, we judge, stereotype, profile, assume, snub, or whatever. Poor/rich, black/white/Hispanic/and more, vegan/meat lover, skinny/fat, religions, etc. We push people away without even getting to know them, good people!

    There's nothing separating us but ourselves. It's time we start treating each other as individual Americans instead of lumping us into categories. Unless I'm going to group therapy.....lol! Teach our children to be kind to all. The world will never be perfect. We'll always be battling issues but hopefully we can battle them together as Americans!!!!! Love to all!!!!?

  • Donna Bush

    01/25/2017 07:00 AM

    Very well put. I only read newspaper reports and was glad to hear your summary. We don't have television but I read your posts on FB

  • Penny Thiel

    01/25/2017 06:44 AM

    They need to be totally ignored.

  • Jules Rose Barnes

    01/25/2017 01:26 AM

    I marched in Oakland, California on Saturday. I marched not because I am afraid of losing my rights. I am a white woman in my fifties, not wealthy, but comfortable. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in the State of California. I will be OK.

    But women before me pushed boundaries and broke barriers that allowed me to go to college and become an engineer. I want young women and girls, young men and boys to have the opportunities I had: Access to a good public education, health care reproductive choice, equal opporyunity to succed in the career of their choice. I believe in science an worry about the environment. I fear the racist, misogynistic, anti-immigrant, anti-muslim, anti-LGBT rhetotic I hear from our ne President. I do not want that to be my world. So I marched. And that is just the beginning.

  • Bill Hustad

    01/25/2017 01:06 AM

    I like the way a Democracy looks as opposed to a Republic. It seems rather snobbish that the supposed "'
    ' Christian ' founding fathers would create a utopian system for the ignorant; making themeselves rulers by their intellectual superiority. I think our Republic is a bunch of Pharisaical Freemasons who don't really believe in anyone except for themselves. Starting with our President. What I find deplorable is that supposed men of God can have such cold judgemental hearts toward the lost.

  • Mark McDaniels

    01/24/2017 11:41 PM

    A very reasonable comment, while missing the point that your president is an unqalified, vulgar bully.

  • Heidi Zertuche

    01/24/2017 11:16 PM

    The Women's March was done as a preface to prevent, what I have no doubt, are mandates that President Trump will attempt to enforce. The march is informing President Trump that we will "not go quietly into that dark night"! Sad, that you can not envision what so many Americans cannas have. Example: Dakota access pipeline, not all Marchers were strictly for women's reproductive rights, many wanted their voice heard for our public educations system....stop thinking solely from within your tight-visioned constricting box.

  • Jody Lee

    01/24/2017 10:19 PM

    This is so well written as usual. I love your website. It's like therapy. My dose of common sense for the day in a world of madness and loony leftists. So soothing like a cup of chicken noodle soup and an open cheese faced sandwich. Thanks Mike. Keep up the awesome work.

  • McKenzie Graye

    01/24/2017 08:09 PM

    My feelings exactly. Thank you for putting it so eloquently. I will share on FB.

  • julie selman

    01/24/2017 07:58 PM

    Thank you. I pray you continue to inform us and verify truth. I hope they are investigating the co-leader with alleged Muslim sharia law agenda. I believe it was practice recruitment and baiting from a much larger influence.

  • Stephen Sagrestano

    01/24/2017 07:21 PM

    I guess I find it hard to take someone dressed as a vagina seriously. I also found it disgusting to see children dressed as vaginas and holding signs with vulgarities on them. Don't preach to me about values if that is the example you are setting for your kids and my grand kids. This march was a protest of the newly inaugurated President and a celebration of abortion. Any other messaging got lost in the vulgarity. If they want to reach out like adults and voice some legitimate concerns, I am happy to listen and I am sure their elected officials will too.

  • Diane L Smiley

    01/24/2017 07:07 PM

    This is very well written;,concise and to the point. A tremendous amount of information is addressed which reflects my feelings as well as that of many other women. I will share this with some of my democratic party friends.

  • Barbara Jenkins

    01/24/2017 06:35 PM

    Thank you Mr. Huckabee! Boy, you certainly "hit the nail on the head". Especially the very last paragraph. You put into words what most of us are thinking.

  • Joanne Anton Smith

    01/24/2017 05:56 PM

    Mr Huckabee Thank you for your article As a 79 year old widow who still finds life exciting and interesting I do not understand why they did not mobilize before the election and work for their ideals. I had a good life a good career and I appreciate the American Way. Michele Hanken's article was also very good, Thank you Michele

  • Nancy Thawley

    01/24/2017 05:54 PM

    Your comments are on the mark. Thank you for speaking out. You are a Patriot and a real gift to America, Governor Huckabee. I heard earlier that the march came about when all the women who had booked reservations for Hillary's inauguration couldn't get refunds...... so they decided to "march". Probably not true, but I found it to be rather funny in a sad sort of way. Please keep speaking out. Your words are of great value.

  • Chris Hale

    01/24/2017 05:18 PM

    YOU are pathetically CLUELESS. We are marching for our rights that the Trump administration is insisting upon taking away. Attacks on Medicare, medicaid, social security , health care, same sex marriage, and my right to control my own body are just some of the issues at stake here. It has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with winning or losing or Hilary. It has to to do with BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS. And HUMAN RIGHTS not just women's rights. Do you finally get it now that I've womansplained it to you???????

  • Michelle Morgan

    01/24/2017 05:11 PM

    Well said governor Huckabee. This is nothing but the ultra left trying to remain relevant!

  • Naomi Miles

    01/24/2017 04:58 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, it has now been 3 days since the march and I have yet to figure out from all the coverage and just sitting here thinking - I have no idea why they marched, what the message was and what will change because of it. It was a chance to get out with the "girls" I guess because they sure did not represent me or my ideals. Far from it. Thank you for a very succinct summation of what really happened. Naomi

  • Curtis Fain

    01/24/2017 04:23 PM

    I was asked to post this response I presented in a discussion I was having with my handsome and uber-intelligent cousin so here goes...........

    ....I, as a 46 year old Arkansas Christian Pastor, have felt an overwhelming discomfort (as a Christian I do not fear) for the last eight years as my rights have been pressured and belittled by the ruling group of liberals that found it all too easy to dictate to me how far my religious freedom goes in their NWO. Eight years. You (the left)have felt fear for eight weeks because you BELIEVE that your rights are going to be harmed in some way. I do not care for the name calling and finger-pointing that has been occurring on both sides but I care even less for the Chicken Little hysteria being whipped up by loud obnoxious people. He was elected under the same process that put Barry in office and when Mr.Obama won WE were told that "He won get over it."
    The problem is that the left should have known that if you poke a bear, you will get mauled. As of noon January 20 Donald J. Trump is OUR President. The sky didn't fall.....
    We are still alive....
    The country is still ticking.
    If the Rights of the American people in regards to religious freedom are attacked then the nation should rally behind preventing it from occurring.......
    As for those who are here illegally and are doing nothing to make a contribution to the betterment of the country or attempting to seek asylum then they SHOULD be deported immediately. They have broken the law and are NOT protected by the Constitution hence the term "illegal." And no, I don't think that's harsh because I know families who have went through the legal immigration system and they don't receive half of the assistance being given to illegals.
    I believe that the assistance being given to illegals should instead be used for our veterans and their families.
    I believe ALL government assistance should come with a mandatory drug screen and volunteer work to help with the system.
    If you have NEVER paid into the system then you should show effort by serving a form of community service while receiving assistance until you find work. (With exception for elderly and disabled)
    I believe it should be a MANDATORY Death sentence for killing a police officer and also for killing a child REGARDLESS of age or "social upbringing" of the perp.
    I believe in term limits across the board for ALL government positions of elected status from local to State to Federal.
    I believe that if the universally accepted sign of death is the ending of the heart beating then the BEGINNING of the heart beating is the sign of life and it is no longer abortion it is murder and as such all federal funding should cease.
    I got more but those are part of the reason why I voted for Trump.....because as President some of these issues along with others will be dealt with.I am honored to know that I had a part in helping to elect a President who not only has a WELL DEFINED structure of Faith but a willingness to be taught and led by The Creator.

  • Joe Encarnacion

    01/24/2017 04:01 PM

    Mr Huckabee,

    With all due respect, you miss the point completely, and it reveals just how out of touch you are with many people in this country. The women’s protest wasn’t designed to change the results of the election. It was to show the president, the country, and the world that we disagree with his negative, angry, amoral rhetoric.

    If you—a rational, moral man—choose to align yourself with our president, it is obviously your right. But in my opinion you’ve exposed yourself as “just another politician” who’s moral compass can ebb and flow with the partisan tides, and not a man of integrity. Shouldn’t a man of integrity stand up for his neighbor, his spouse, his peers, and his community? Why then, would you discredit this peaceful protest as whining?

    Regardless of what we believe, protests are a time-honored respected outlet for the free people of this country—an event organized by the people (not the media, not the government). It gives rational, good people hope that we still have a voice. It’s our right as Americans to peacefully protest, and for you to discredit simply to stir controversy within your base and your bubble is irresponsible and unAmerican.

    Joe

  • Sharon

    01/24/2017 03:53 PM

    I wanted to vote for you in the elections you ran. I am so tired of the backlash ingredients of Trump. I don't agree with things he has said or some things he stands for like same sex marriage but I believe God has put him in this position. Did the Republicans picket Obama for 8 years. I would have because he was the worse president ever. We all no that all this destruction from those against Trump is being paid to do it most likely by Clinton and her cronies. Wake up people. Trump is president get over it. Get a life. God is in control. We prayed hard to God. We did not need another 4 years of our country being destroyed by another Democrat. We need to take back our country. If you don't like it than leave. I'll help you pack. As far as those like Miley Situs who I find disgusting and Madonna. Mike I have been a fan of yours for a long time and I thank you for speaking the truth. I still think you would have been a great President. God Bless You and your family

  • Bonnie Clarke

    01/24/2017 03:24 PM

    Mike, I still have no idea why they had a rally or march. The only thing that makes sense to me is that they planned this to celebrate the first woman president and since they had all booked hotels and passage to Washington, they went ahead but were still unsure about why they were there. Along came the stars with their vulgar language (they are excused because their name is not Trump). Sad, sad, sad. I do remember when I was told that I could not be hired in sales because only men could do that job...that was GM. Things have changed in 55 years and women today can do anything they want to do. So please, stop the nonsense. I have been told by someone at the march that Trump will take away all her rights so she had to march. Why do intelligent women believe all the crap that is out there in the media? They will not mind taking all the improvements that will happen because we have someone at the wheel that actually knows how to right the ship, thank goodness, but will still deny to give him credit. He is our president. He won. Get over it.

  • Stephanie Blackmon

    01/24/2017 02:56 PM

    Well said.

  • Linda Davis

    01/24/2017 02:41 PM

    Your thoughts are mine also. You could not have explained it better. I frankly am ashamed at these women in this country that marched. Let each one of these women go live in another country for awhile. They will not be spoiled like the American women are in today's world.

  • Suzy Combd

    01/24/2017 02:38 PM

    Sad that marchers thought they were marching for legitimate reasons, love, unity or/and women rights. Sad that Madonna has such hate. Sad that many masked their hate acting like they wanted unity and the hate only caused more division. Before you plunge into something find out who the leaders are. If Jesus is not leading than leave me out of it. He is true love.

  • Jeanne Reed

    01/24/2017 02:20 PM

    I know I will get snide comments from my avid Democratic friends regarding your article that I posted to FB but so be it.
    You have always shown great insight in assessing various situations, comments and such. You are a good man and I hope you (will) can help make a difference in the minds of negative thinking Americans'. God Bless you.

  • Jacque Vasko

    01/24/2017 01:31 PM

    That women who have run around naked or half dressed, shown sex in videos, sing about inappropriate actions for women have anything to say blows my mind. In fact, since our younger generations have had no real educations they are falling for this baloney shames me as a woman. These people have no idea, I wish I could take them to Iran, Iraq, Saudi and let them see what women endure everyday. We are FREE in America!

  • Jeannie Bolton

    01/24/2017 01:08 PM

    Refreshing to read and encouraging! I get so tired of hearing idiots on TV that somehow get to report the news.....

  • Katharine

    01/24/2017 01:07 PM

    Mr Huckabee let me explain to you what we are protesting since you seem to be confused.
    Here is a short list of Donald Trump’s thoughts about women:
    From seminal tome Trump: The Art of the Comeback on prenuptial agreements:
    “There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else.
    "The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.”
    Trump purchased the beauty pageant in 1997, and told Howard Stern: “They said, ‘How are you going to change the pageant?’ I said ‘I’m going to get the bathing suits to be smaller and the heels to be higher’.”
    He later added: "If you’re looking for a rocket scientist, don’t tune in tonight, but if you’re looking for a really beautiful woman, you should watch.”
    “Why do people think it’s egotistical of you to say you could’ve gotten with Lady Di?” Stern asked him. “You could’ve gotten her, right? You could’ve nailed her.”
    “I think I could have,” Trump said.
    In May 2000, the property mogul ranked famous women he'd like to sleep with, including Princess Diana. “She had the height, she had the beauty, she had the skin — the whole thing,” Trump said. “She was crazy, but these are minor details.”
    The list was:
    Melania Knauss (then his girlfriend, now wife)
    Ivana Trump (his first wife)
    Princess Diana
    Michelle Pfeiffer
    Cameron Diaz
    Julia Roberts
    Cindy Crawford
    Mariah Carey
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Diane Sawyer
    And his rant on Rosie O’Donnell in 2006
    If you take a look at her, she's a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, 'Rosie, you're fired.'
    "We're all a little chubby but Rosie's just worse than most of us. But it's not the chubbiness - Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out."
    He also made a jibe at her love life and managed to offend the LGBT community at the same time: "Rosie's a person who's very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I'll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend, why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?"
    And Angelina Jolie“I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she's not - I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she's not."
    2008: When he said women 'flip their panties'
    In a long conversation with Howard Stern, Trump manages to offend just about every woman going. He says women throw themselves at him: “They’ll walk up, and they’ll flip their top, and they’ll flip their panties.”
    He claims to be attracted to women who are 'a bit chunky' when Stern asks if he's ever 'reduced himself' to sleeping with a 'fat woman'. Trump also says he's 'been with women with extraordinarily bad breast jobs' and 'pancake tits'.
    He adds that any woman who has a breast reduction is 'insane'.

    According to a report in the New York Post, former female contestants on the show complained that Trump consistently objectified women.
    Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy claimed: “So much of the boardroom discussion concerned the appearance of the female contestant - discussing the female contestants' looks - who he found to be hot.
    “He asked the men to rate the women - he went down the line and asked the guys, ‘Who’s the most beautiful on the women’s team?’"
    Gene Folkes, a 46-year-old financial adviser, said: “I think it was most uncomfortable when he had one [female] contestant come around the board table and twirl around.”
    2011: When he called breastfeeding 'disgusting’
    Trump was in court testifying in a deposition over a failed Florida real estate project when lawyer Elizabeth Beck asked to take a break to breastfeed her three-month old daughter.
    The property mogul and his team objected, so she pulled out her breast pump to prove it. In an incident that Trump "does not dispute", he walked out of the room, telling Beck she was "disgusting".
    2011: When he called a female journalist a ‘dog’
    After New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote about rumours of Trump’s bankruptcy, he sent her a copy of her own article, with her picture circled and "the face of a dog!" scrawled across it.
    April 3, 2012: When he joked about his penis
    In 2012, transgender Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova was kicked out of the contest for not having declared her trans status in her entry (the pageant does now accept trans people). Talackova’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, angrily said that no one had asked Trump to "prove" he was a man by showing his anatomy.
    In response, Trump called in to TMZ Live and said of his penis: “I think Gloria would be very impressed."
    August 28, 2012: When he insulted Arianna Huffington
    Huffington Post editor and co-founder Arianna Huffington is a regular target of Trump’s. But instead of attacking her liberal views, he tends to criticize her looks and make jokes about her divorce.

    [email protected] is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.

    February 2013: When he made an awkward sex joke about Ivanka
    A tape of Trump's appearance on The Wendy Williams Show from 2013 has emerged, in which he cracks an inappropriate gag about his daughter (again). Asked by Williams what she and her father had in common, Ivanka replied "either real estate or golf."
    Her father? He said: "Well, I was going to say sex, but I can't relate that to her" - pointing at his mortified daughter
    March 3, 2013 : When he talked about oral sex
    Former Playboy playmate Brande Roderick was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in the US. During a tense boardroom battle, she knelt in front of Trump – who takes the Alan Sugar role – to ask him whether she could be the next project manager.
    After a six-second silence (an eternity on TV), during which Trump presumably willed some blood to return to his head, he said: “It must be a pretty picture. You dropping to your knee."
    Because isn’t that a woman’s place in the boardroom – on her knees?
    May 7, 2013: When he blamed sex assault on cohabitation
    Rather than, say, questioning why so many assaults go unreported or why so few perpetrators are brought to justice. Nope, it must be down to the fact that women and men just can’t share the same living quarters.

    26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?

    April 7, 2015: When he called Arianna Huffington ugly - again

    How much money is the extremely unattractive (both inside and out) Arianna Huffington paying her poor ex-hubby for the use of his name?
    8:08 PM - 6 Apr 2015 · Manhattan, NY


    April 16, 2015: When he said Hillary couldn’t ‘satisfy’
    …and therefore couldn’t satisfy America, in a thinly veiled reference to Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
    Where most of Trump’s sexist tweets remain, this one mysteriously disappeared from the social media site. His office said one of the 10 staff who runs his Twitter account was responsible for writing it.

    August 8, 2015: When he used the word 'bimbo'

    Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump
    Journalist Megyn Kelly hosted the first Republican debate of the US presidential campaign and gave Trump a tough time over previous accusations of sexism against him.
    After the debate, Trump responded by seeming to call her a "bimbo" on Twitter.
    Later, in a CNN interview, he suggested her questioning was a result of her menstruating: "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." Trump has denied this was his intention.
    @megynkelly @FrankLuntz @realDonaldTrump Fox viewers give low marks to bimbo @MegynKelly will consider other programs!"
    1:24 AM - 7 Aug 2015
    September 9, 2015: When he insulted Carly Fiorina
    Carly Fiorina is the former Hewlett-Packard boss and was Trump’s Republican rival. According to Rolling Stone magazine, he said: "Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?
    "Can you imagine that, the face of our next next President? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"
    November 10, 2015: When he insulted Fiorina - again
    During an election debate, Trump singled out his female Republican rival for a dressing down, conveniently ignoring the fact his male rivals were also talking over one another.
    His comment about Fiorina - "Why does she keep interrupting everybody?" - was denounced as sexist on social media.
    At least, this time, Trump managed not to respond on Twitter himself or call the woman in question a "bimbo".
    March 30, 2016: When he said abortion was 'punishable'
    Trump caused mass outage after advocating "some form of punishment" for women who have an abortion, should it be outlawed in the US.
    The Republican says he has "evolved" on the issue of abortion. He was pro-choice for years before changing his position and backing a ban. He now believes the Supreme Court ruling legalising abortion should be overturned and that individual states should be allowed to ban it. His campaign team said he believes abortion should be legal only in instances of rape, incest or when the life of the mother was at stake.
    "There has to be some form of punishment," Trump told MSNBC, referring to women who would seek to defy the ban.
    Trump reversed his position two hours later, with a statement saying that he would punish doctors who performed abortions but not the women themselves.
    Well that's alright then.ch | Women rally against Donald Trump after his abortion comments
    01:16
    May 8, 2016: When he called Clinton an 'enabler'
    After Hillary Clinton criticized his stance his stance on women's issues, Trump hit back the only way he knows how: by accusing her of being an “enabler” of her husband's affairs.

    tch | Donald Trump brands Hillary Clinton an 'enabler' of her husband's affairs
    01:23
    May 18, 2016: When he 'apologised' to Megyn Kelly
    Nine months after suggesting Fox presenter Megyn Kelly was menstruating after she took him to task over sexist comments, Trump apologised. Or tried to. When asked about calling Kelly a "bimbo", he replied: "Did I say that? Excuse me."
    But he couldn't resist adding another jibe: "Over your life, Megyn, you've been called a lot worse, wouldn't you say?"
    September 26, 2016: The first TV debate
    It escaped almost no one's notice that Trump constantly interrupted Hillary Clinton (25 times in the first 26 minutes), talked over her and mansplained. It was painful to watch.
    And that was before he questioned Clinton's health, saying: "She doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina." For which read: 'She's not strong enough to cope with the job.'
    What is the presidential 'look' in Trump's mind? Coming from a man who can't resist commenting on women's physical attributes, that remark is pretty un-presidential stuff, too.
    Watch | Donald Trump mocks Hillary Clinton over her pneumonia outbreak
    00:36
    September 27, 2016: When he threatened 'rough attacks'
    After the first debate, Trump congratulated himself on not bringing up Bill Clinton's "sexual indiscretions" and hinted that he was considering "rough attacks" on Hillary and her family.
    “I was going to hit her with her husband's women and I decided I shouldn't do it because her daughter was in the room," he told Fox News.
    His comments were widely interpreted as a threat to bring them up in future debates. Asked if that would expose him to attacks about his own marital history, the twice-divorced Mr Trump said: "No not at all, I have a very good history."
    Watch | Hillary v Trump: First Presidential debate highlights
    01:57
    September 30, 2016: When he called a woman 'Miss Piggy'
    In the early hours of the morning, on September 2016, Trump posted a series of comments on Twitter continuing his attack on the 1996 Miss Universe winner and Venezuelan actress Alicia Machado.
    Machado's name had been raised by Hillary Clinton, during the first Presidential debate, when she accused Trump of having called the model "fat". Miss Machado claimed Mr Trump also called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping" after she won the Miss Universe pageant, which he owns.
    Trump refused to back down, saying Machado had increased in weight from 118 pounds to more than 160 pounds: "She was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was real problem for us."
    America work up to a series of tweets, in which he claimed the model had starred in a sex tape - something for which there is no evidence. Clinton hit back, calling Trump "unhinged" and asking: "What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?"

    Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?
    3:30 AM - 30 Sep 2016
    October 3, 2016: When he rated Apprentice contestants' looks
    Associated Press spoke to insiders on reality show The Apprentice USA, who claimed that former host Trump used to rate female contestants by the size of their breasts and talked about who he'd like to have sex with.
    Former crew members recalled that he repeatedly made lewd comments about a camerawoman - who he said had a nice rear - comparing her beauty to that of his daughter, Ivanka. Others said Trump called for female contestants to wear shorter dresses, which showed more cleavage.
    Producer Katherine Walker added that Trump frequently talked about women's bodies and speculated about about which female contestant would be "a tiger in bed". Another crew member, who asked not to be identified, recalled: "We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task, and he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, 'You'd f*** her, wouldn't you? I'd f*** her. C'mon, wouldn't you?'"
    The Trump campaign called the claims "outlandish, unsubstantiated, and totally false".
    October 7, 2016: The 'p***y grabbing' video
    Mr Trump hit a new low after the emergence of a video in which he discusses "grabbing (women) by the p****" and states that “when you’re a star, they let you do it”.
    The 70-year-old was seen using lewd and sexually aggressive language to brag about groping and trying to have sex with women, including someone who was married, in footage obtained by the Washington Post.
    In the video, Trump was recorded talking about an unnamed woman to Billy Bush, who was then a host for TV entertainment show Access Hollywood.
    “I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump says. “I did try and f--- her. She was married.
    “And I moved on her very heavily... I moved on her like a b----, but I couldn’t get there."
    Watch | Donald Trump caught saying lewd and sexual comments
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    January 9, 2017: When he slammed Meryl Streep
    This one isn't necessarily sexist. But it's such an astonishing attack that we had to include it.
    During her Golden Globes speech, Meryl Streep publicly criticised Trump and called him a bully, saying that his: "...instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone's life because it gives permission for others to do the same.
    "Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose."
    Trump hit back on Twitter, calling Streep - a three-time Oscar winner, who was accepting a lifetime achievement award when she made her remarks - 'over-rated'.
    Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a.....
    4:27 AM - 9 Jan 2017

    Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him.......
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    "groveling" when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!
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    Mr Huckabee, Donald Trump did more than make “vulgar comments about sex when he thought he was speaking in privately”. He bragged about being able to sexually assault women because of his wealth and power. And you have put him in the most powerful position in the world. It is not the vulgar language but the sexual assault and misogynistic behavior that we protest.
    Yes Donald Trump was one of the first to put a qualified woman in an important executive position.

    Donald Trump did assign Barbara Res a role as vice president in charge of construction of Trump Tower, and she became the first woman credited with leading a skyscraper project (although Res suggested that one of the reasons Trump chose her was for the publicity value her hiring would generate):
    “There were bragging rights that came with hiring her, (Res) says, and Trump “was quoted lots of places saying he’d hired the first woman to build a big skyscraper.” There were publicity bursts too, like the cover of Savvy Woman, with its very pre-Clarence-Thomas-hearing photos of women executives posing in some fairly unexecutive-like ways.
    Donald Trump has been telling voters he is not a sexist, does not discriminate against women and will be "great for women" as President. As proof of this, he points to his hiring of a woman to oversee the construction of Trump Tower in 1980, when there were a very few women in construction.
    I was that woman.
    My view on his statement, and his candidacy more generally, in light of my experiences working directly for him and his then-wife Ivana: Even though he just went out of his way to repeat a pejorative reference to female anatomy to describe Ted Cruz, Trump is not as bad as he sounds. But he's a lot worse than he says.
    Trump will tell you that everyone likes him. This is not the case. He can be very charming and ingratiating, but he is not nice. In my experience, he is nasty to the people who work for him. He can be very abusive and curt. He has an incredible temper and he lashes out at everyone, including [his daughter] Ivana.
    He has his fixed idea of how women work. He also used to have fixed ideas about certain nationalities, such as who are the best with money, who are the sternest masters, who are the cleanest. Just reflecting society — he profiled, but didn't discriminate. He would always hire the person he thought was best without regard to gender. I know I never got a break like the one I got from Donald.
    Every employer I have ever worked for has considered me in terms of my gender. I would say that in that way, Trump was the best of them.
    He leered at attractive female employees. Yet I would call him more of a womanizer than a sexist, sort of like Bill Clinton. Trump says he loves women and I suspect he does, in his own way. But his public denigration of women and his association with objectifying activities like Playboy and pageants have the overall effect of blunting any assertion that he is not sexist, regardless of how many women Trump has hired.”
    Also Mr Huckabee, We are not “expressing overwhelming unfocused rage that Hillary Clinton lost”, we are expressing rage that Donald Trump won, despite having lost the popular vote. And we have begun to organize a movement to clean up elections and if that is what you call a “public meltdown” you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
    Mr. Huckabee, You say we need to put Jesus back in the White House…well the man you have put in the White House is as for from Jesus as any man on this planet!!!!!

  • Karen Reno

    01/24/2017 01:03 PM

    Mr. Huckabee:

    I echo the sentiment of the other posts; this woman's march does not speak for me. I hope they are sent a bill from the city for having to clean up after them. They are obviously NOT environmentalists. The hatred and vile messages they spewed while families with children were included is a disgrace.

  • Karen Reno

    01/24/2017 01:02 PM

    Mr. Huckabee:

    I echo the sentiment of the other posts; this woman's march does not speak for me. I hope they are sent a bill from the city for having to clean up after them. They are obviously NOT environmentalists. The hatred and vile messages they spewed while families with children were included is a disgrace.

  • Janet Hamilton

    01/24/2017 12:48 PM

    I am so sick of all the whining going on in America. People need to wake up and stop believing everything the media feeds to them when most is b******* and a lot of Americans eat it up. Most Americans don't even try to get to the truth of the matter. Everything the Democratic party accuses Trump of being they're showing that is exactly what they are, not only that but they're bullies. I thank God for Trump because I would have never realized this about the Democratic party had Trump not won office! God Bless America and God bless Trump!!!!

  • Laura Kelker

    01/24/2017 12:41 PM

    I have been a registered Republican for the last 30 years, this last year I chose to become unaffiliated after President Trump became the Republican candidate. I have voted for you in several elections. I also attended the rally in Bentonville, AR this last Saturday because I feel that our country is backsliding and beginning to permit inappropriate behavior due to the rise of Donald Trump. It's frustrating that he, his mouthpieces and, apparently now you, can speak poorly of anyone with a different view than you but once they speak up, they are wrong. I will fight for the dignity of anyone who is being marginalized. I believe President Trump looks at women in a different light than men, say what you might but don't bring up Kellyanne Conway since she has no ethics. I will fight against people who attempt to bully the President's 10-year old son with the same vigor I will fight against a President who is quite frankly mentally unstable. Please don't look to me to back you in another election, I cannot and will not vote for anyone who is able to turn the other way instead of standing up for what is right.

  • Linda Jennings Odum

    01/24/2017 12:06 PM

    It was NOT MY MARCH either. Missed opportunity to rally about real women's rights being violated around the world. Ridiculous demeaning costumes, foul language...and horrible sentiments like "If Mary had had an abortion, we wouldn't be in this mess." HOW UTTERLY OFFENSIVE. And "My pussy is stronger that your God." If people don't believe this is a spiritual battle of good vs evil, they are sorely mistaken. I couldn't agree with your assessment more. A number of people who went, were disgusted as well and left. How deceitful to bill the march as a women's rights march when it was really a pro-abortion/anti-Trump rally. Just sore Demo losers who already had a DC hotel reservation for Hillary's inauguration that PRAISE GOD did not happen. Thank you for all you do!! Sincerely, Linda Odum

  • Mrs. Smith

    01/24/2017 11:36 AM

    Why is it, things are taken to such extremes and the opposite parties actions and words are ignored? Don't any of us understand what our country has been spared of...and instead going to create more problems and anarchy! Basing actions now of what might happen in the future...what the New President might do or might not do? Ignoring all the counties and women that voted for President Trump? People turning a blind eye to the good in the Family of the Trumps? When other Presidents were elected, those who were not happy with their new president, did not actively and aggressively show their discontent...they accepted the results and still had some decency and respect!

  • Cynthia Busse

    01/24/2017 11:14 AM

    Spot on!

  • cynthia van tiem

    01/24/2017 10:42 AM

    Very eloquently written in a clear concise manner, a manner in which any woman can understand. So to the "Marchers" out there, not the ones on Nov 8, but this past weekend, please read what Mr. Huckabee has written and try to digest it.

  • Randall C. Martin Sr

    01/24/2017 10:20 AM

    I agree with your article except for the following. Trump is not "the first president ever to be in favor of same-sex marriage upon taking office." Trump is for traditional marriage between a man and a woman... Always has been! And you mentioned Pro-life feminist in the 8th paragraph. Did you mean Pro-choice feminists? Seems to me a Pro-life feminist is a bit of an oxymoron.

  • John Schaeffner

    01/24/2017 10:19 AM

    I, like most Americans, am still wondering what they were protesting. Thanks Mike for the informative review.

  • Jan Spriggs

    01/24/2017 10:15 AM

    Gov. Huckabee's eloquent thoughts are very welcome and to the point. As a woman and a President Trump supporter I agree with what he says wholeheartedly. I really feel that these marches and the stars who participated and supported them have actually given women's rights a negative connotation and have set them back several decades.

  • Jan Spriggs

    01/24/2017 10:14 AM

    Gov. Huckabee's eloquent thoughts are very welcome and to the point. As a woman and a President Trump supporter I agree with what he says wholeheartedly. I really feel that these marches and the stars who participated and supported them have actually given women's rights a negative connotation and have set them back several decades.

  • Donna Benson

    01/24/2017 10:08 AM

    The marching women don't represent a great number of American women. I am a female, but that is the least of who I am. I am more than my body parts. I do not wish to elevate myself above men, nor am I inferior. I am equal to men though I cannot do everything they do, neither can they do everything I do. I do not need to prove myself to anyone. I do not deserve or expect anything in this life, I work for what I have. I have succeeded and I have failed. The difference between me and many other females, I acknowledge my creator, God. I bow my knee to him alone. He lifts me up, sets me firmly on the rock of my salvation, Jesus Christ. He never leaves or forsakes me, I am never alone. I receive my rights from God, not government. Others can protest and march, but I have no need to. I already know who I am and that I have value and worth. Unfortunately, through TV, movies and changes in our society, many in our female population in this country have forgotten how to be ladies. In fact, I've been told not to use the word anymore in my writing. Yet, it is important for us to remember what a lady is. She is loving, graceful, kind, generous, and considerate. She is puts others before herself. She dresses modestly. She does not speak with malice or act in a vulgar manner. She is worth more than rubies.

  • Kellie Valntine

    01/24/2017 10:06 AM

    What you wrote was an excellent summary of this past weekend. As a "fiscal Republican" with liberal views I am disgusted with the leftist in our country and their bullllying tactics. President Trump is not anti-gay. He made that quite clear. This is important to me as I have gay family members and I believe in marriage equality. As a single mother most of my adult life working in male dominated industries I have seen my share of sexual harassment. Yet I am hard pressed as a woman to see what rights we have lost in this country and as an early supporter to Trump I don't believe he will take away the rights we have earned. The women this Saturday did not march for me or many of friends. If they were truly marching for women they would have included the pro-life group but these women were excluded since they did not believe as the marchers. If they were truly marching for women's rights they would have marched to one of the foreign embassies whose citizens routinely abuse, murder, rape and maim women and demanded President Trump and our government issue sanctions against countries such as these. They could have marched for additional funding to support more women's shelters in which a woman can bring her children and animals. Animals is one of the reasons women will not leave abusive homes in fear that the animal will be harmed. These are marches I would have supported. What I saw this past weekend was a vulgar temper tantrum.

  • Laurie Dinerstein-Kurs

    01/24/2017 09:56 AM

    Count me in among the women who are puzzled as to what the goal, agenda and motivation is for these gatherings....On one hand I am delighted that women can come together in such numbers and in solidarity - on the other hand.... I am so disappointed that so much women power was/is wasted on a fantasy. I have no clue what they hope to accomplish, I have no clue what their platform is, I have no idea where they are getting their "facts"..... But I do know that I am embarrassed by their language, behavior, and antics. I am also dismayed by AMERICAN women who have the ability and means and protection of the police....THE ability to travel UNescorted, THE means to afford being away from home and hearth (relax, just a cliche), THE protection of the police as they "speak" their mind.......as it is flaunted in the face of women - WOMEN who have NO rights at all...they are sold into slavery, raped, forced genital mutilation. Such elitists...knowing how women are treated elsewhere - .BUT - they would't dare take up their cause in Saudi Arabia or Pakistan...etc! self serving Hypocrites!!

  • Marla Hanson

    01/24/2017 09:20 AM

    Thank you Pastor Huckabee! When my ancestors came from Germany to this country 1daughter couldn't enter the country at Ellis Island due to sickness (she was approximately 9 yeasts old). The other daughter (about 18) stated she would go with her sister around South America and meet up with her family in North Dakota. They were never seen again. There was no blame spouted - those things just happened. I just shake my head at the rampant loss of reason and intelligence that seem to have pervaded the liberal left. It is beyond belief quite seriously. I know this is a spiritual battle - see it everyday and we are to continue praying without ceasing. Thank you for speaking out!

  • Debra Davis

    01/24/2017 09:04 AM

    I am a 52 year old female. I am divorced, but was married for 30 years. I have two daughters, a degree in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. I voted for Donald Trump. I am not an ignorant deplorable. I work in the male dominated world of science. When my male peers see women behaving like this it makes my life harder. How can women gain respect when they are behaving like imbeciles? This is not who American women are. This is a handful of idiots who just want to be seen. Real American women were at work when this garbage was happening. They left work, picked up their kids from daycare and went home. They cooked dinner, helped with homework and made baseball practice on time. They bathed and put the kids to bed and collapsed from exhaustion. The next morning, they did it all again.

  • Suzanne Bingley

    01/24/2017 09:01 AM

    Excellent article, full of common sense as always. Just think how much more could have been achieved if they had put the same amount of money, energy and enthusiasm into actually helping disadvantaged women; e.g. volunteering at a refuge for victims of domestic abuse, donating unwanted clothing - there are millions of women around the world in need of help. But of course that would have less publicity......