May 22, 2015 2:30 pm -


The right-wing picks its heroes and, when they fall, they can’t admit they picked the wrong ones to begin with.

Friday morning, Huckabee posted a long message of support for the family on his Facebook page, asserting in now uncertain terms that he and his wife “want to affirm our support for the Duggar family.”

“Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable,’” Huckabee continued. “He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities.” Huckabee proceeded to criticize the “blood-thirsty” media for “sensationalizing the story.”

However, as newly-released police reports revealed, Jim Bob Duggar did not go to the authorities to report the incidents until more than a year after Josh Duggar confessed what he had done to them.

“Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things. The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand — that being a minor means that one’s judgement is not mature,” Huckabee wrote. “Those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst, for there was no consideration of the fact that the victims wanted this to be left in the past and ultimately a judge had the information on file destroyed — not to protect Josh, but the innocent victims.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

39 responses to Huckabee On Duggars: ‘Good People Make Mistakes’

  1. ExPFCWintergreen May 22nd, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Shorter Mike Huckabee: Beyonce = bad; Michael Brown = bad thug; good Christian sexual predator = meh, no biggie

    • Dammitjim May 22nd, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      That’s good WHITE christian sexual predator.

  2. wpadon May 22nd, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Evil has nothing to do with religion. Evil people often use religion for cover. How can anyone commit a sexual assault and not know it is wrong?

  3. Suzanne McFly May 22nd, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Huckster wants to claim the media is blood thirsty because they do a report on a person who molested multiple young girls when he was a teenager? Then this person who molested others as a teen grows up into an adult who criticizes the sex lives of other grown adults? What about the blood suckers that currently reside in the congress who want to investigate a conspiracy they created for the umpteenth time?

  4. Guy Lauten May 22nd, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    So The Huckster thinks conspiracy to circumvent a felony investigation is “regrettable”?
    Personally, I’d say it was criminal.

    • lynchie May 22nd, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      well he did the same for his son

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  6. bpollen May 22nd, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Good people make mistakes. Assholes commit sex crimes and then anoint themselves as moral arbiters.

    • StoneyCurtisll May 22nd, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      High Five~!

  7. arc99 May 22nd, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    So good people make mistakes.

    It was youthful indiscretion according to one apologist.

    But 17 year old Trayvon Martin was a “thug” who deserved to be murdered in the street.

    Right wing hypocrites, I cheerfully invite you to kiss my you-know-what.

    oops, pardon the language, just another youthful indiscretion.

  8. Antigone May 22nd, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Josh Duggar said he did this with his sisters, so Huckabee now says incest is ‘just a mistake’.

  9. lynchie May 22nd, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Yeah Mike it was just a youthful mistake, right. Kind of like your son and his torturing and hanging of a dog.

    Funny when this ass blankets are caught they say God has forgiven them. Can I see that in writing cause I don’t think so. You have to live by the same laws you always make us live by and your bigotry and racism won’t give you room to hide from your hypocrisy. How come Michael Vick went to prison and your son had a free pass. Oh that’s right God speaks to you.

  10. Foundryman May 22nd, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    As usual, Huckabee just doesn’t get it. It doesn’t matter if good people make mistakes. What matters is when holier than thou people go around telling everyone else how to live and what to believe while hiding those mistakes. Those “do as I say, not as I do” elitists are NOT good people!

  11. Chris May 22nd, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Translation of Huckabee re the Duggars: “IOKIYAR. Oh, also a fundamentalist who shoves your “faith” in everyone’s face because you’re a “better” person.

    I’ll also hazard being wrong by saying if a Democratic family were guilty of this situation, Huck knows full well he’d be all over them like him at a pizza buffet, criticizing the “liberals” with such witticisms as “as you sow, so shall you reap.”

    Hypocrites, the lot of them.

    • tracey marie May 22nd, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      after all huck believe “the gays” are bringing about the end of civilization because they want equality.

  12. anothertoothpick May 22nd, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Well if God forgave him, I guess that pretty much wraps this thing up.

    That God thing sure comes in handy at times like this.

    • pignose4.0 May 22nd, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      A get out off jail free card…………….

      • Donkey Hotay May 22nd, 2015 at 8:56 pm

        “Good People Make Mistakes” … and good people usually go to PRISON for those “mistakes”.

        • allison1050 May 22nd, 2015 at 9:35 pm


  13. Chris May 22nd, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Duggar is forgiven according to Huckabee.

    Reasons? Right race, right religion, right political party.

  14. allison1050 May 22nd, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve been to the Huck’s FB page and it amazed me the number of people who defend the Duggar family and are talking that crap about “forgiveness” and “those without sing”.

    • rose528 May 23rd, 2015 at 7:59 am

      those without sin. they like saying that when it’s one of their own. but watch out everybody else.

  15. tracey marie May 22nd, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    A 14 y.o. knows that rape and sexual attacks are wrong and the parents kenw and covered up the actions. Theocratic B.S. does not excuse the family of filth. Huck covered for his son who killed and BBQ a dog, he knows what freaks their children are.

  16. StoneyCurtisll May 22nd, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Lets see…
    Josh Bugger admits to molesting 5 young girls, one of which is his sister..
    Yet he claims to have went to the alter “pure”, without so much as a kiss with his soon to be bride…
    How does one go about admittedly molesting girls, yet remain “pure”?

    • whatthe46 May 22nd, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      they lie of course.

    • Donkey Hotay May 22nd, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      How does a young teenage Jewish peasant girl give birth to Jesus and remain a “virgin” ?

  17. CgntvDssdnt May 22nd, 2015 at 8:29 pm


    So glad that molester-buddy Huckaby is a 2016 candidate. Lots to remind us about Red State perversity and pious pedophiles.

  18. Donkey Hotay May 22nd, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    IOW — Good Christians Molest Children.

  19. Talkin_Truth May 22nd, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Can you imagine how his victims felt to see him appointed executive director a “family values” organization?

  20. Talkin_Truth May 22nd, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    As a Christian, myself, it grieves me that this guy has given forgiveness a bad name.

    I believe in God’s forgiveness but that is only half of it. He also needs to seek forgiveness from his victims, doing restitution where possible.

    And, true forgiveness means humility which he seems to be totally lacking.

    • allison1050 May 22nd, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Sounds almost like the 12 Step Program.

  21. William May 23rd, 2015 at 1:37 am

    “Those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst,”
    Yeah Huck.
    You and your sh!thead kid know a lot about blood thirst. Lets never forget that you’re the one who criticized the Obamas parenting skills for letting their daughters listen to Beyoncé.

  22. William May 23rd, 2015 at 1:39 am

    It’s all about campaign money

  23. lynchie May 23rd, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Good people make mistakes…….and bad people molest their sisters.

  24. David Ish May 23rd, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Once Is a mistake, five times in a problem

  25. robert May 23rd, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    good to see mike continuing to dig all the way to china

    the 2020 elections are looking better as the weeks go by

  26. Darksnark May 25th, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Actually, it’s not surprising that Mike Huckabee would come out in support of a child molester.

    He did so before as Governor when he helped a pedophile career-criminal named Maurice Clemmons. Governor Huckabee commuted inmate Clemmons’s sentence over the objections of prosecutors:

    Maurice Clemmons got out of prison, went on to murder four Seattle-area police officers as they sat in a diner eating their breakfast, and then ended up getting killed in a gunfight with another police officer the next day….

  27. liberalMD May 26th, 2015 at 4:29 am

    I’d like to hear Mike Huckabee educate us about the family values of the Duggars and Honey-Boo-Boo and her family.