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Mike Huckabee Tries To Explain Natalie Portman Hate

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Huckabee Tries To Clarify

Earlier we let you guys know that Mike Huckabee said some pretty mean things about Natalie Portman and single moms in general.

He must have gotten a shizz load of backlash for it, so now he's backtracking and trying to explain what he meant.

Here's a bit of what he's now saying:

“Natalie is an extraordinary actor, very deserving of her recent Oscar and I am glad she will marry her baby’s father [Benjamin Millepied]. However, contrary to what the Hollywood media reported, I did not ’slam’ or ‘attack’ Natalie Portman, nor did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country.”

“My comments were about the statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death. That’s the story that we’re not seeing, and it’s unfortunate that society often glorifies and glamorizes the idea of having children out of wedlock.”

We're sorry, Mike, but who in society is going around promoting, glorifying, and glamorizing the awesome benefits of being a single mom?

It's a struggle, no matter how you look at it.

Oh, and you did slam and attack her: by using her as an example for your skewed perception of reality.

Here's a question, how about those kids that were born in wedlock, then the parents divorce? Technically they were born in wedlock, so are they just automatically better off?

It's pretty bold to claim that wedlock is the only way people should properly have kids. We know people out there who are still pretty poor and struggle even though they're married and have kids.

On the flip-side, we also know couples who are not married and have an easy time supporting their children.

So, maybe you should realize that marriage, or lack thereof, is probably not the biggest contributing factor for all the harmful things you have to say about all the courageous single parents out there who love their kids and are trying the best they can with the circumstances they're given.

Nobody is glamorizing the hardest job in the world.


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151 comments to “Mike Huckabee Tries To Explain Natalie Portman Hate”

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  1. 1

    couldn't agree with you more perez! your comments on this issue are insightful and spot on. :]

  2. 2

    Hey, I have a question for you Perez….name a Republican you would say anything good about at all. That's what I thought; you can't. You are so jaded by your gay agenda that you can't see this guy's point at all - case closed. Single motherhood isn't ideal and children are better off in a two-parent home if that's possible. That's not to say that there aren't thousand and thousands of good single parents, but stats show, children are better off in a two parent home, plain and simple.

  3. 3

    Sarah Palin loves unmarried high school slut moms, so what's his problem ?!?

  4. 4

    I think this is really unfair on her… shes not the only person to have a kid out of wedlock… he cant just single her out…. sometimes people dont plan on gettin pregnant and it just happens….Hes just annoyed hes not the babys daddy haha

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    Well, that kind of backfired a bit on him. Instead of furthering the idea that young women should set themselves up properly (financially or otherwise) before having children, it ended up looking more like public judgement at a very nice someone who actually has prepared for her future life with her work. Because of who he is, it reeks of looking for political points from the traditionalist voters even if he sincerely had a message. He is of a different generation, and is obviously a traditionalist, but not everyone is these days. Famous, wealthy women don't hang their hat on a man for a future. Neither do poorer women, because modern men don't seem to hang around anymore and see things through.

  6. 6

    why jewish woman should cummulatively be black in hollywood

  7. 7

    Well, I happen to be a single mom. I just escaped a verbally/ emotionally abusive realationship. I am an LVN and I teach medical assisting. Not to mention going to school. So, I am not anything that clueless idiot mentioned. I am working my ass off to make a better life for me and my child. Not sitting on it letting the government help me. I know I'm not the only one out there. Maybe he should look into the statistics before slamming a group of hardworking people

  8. 8

    A piece of paper and a ceremony saying you are married is meaningless. It is about commitment. The archaic marriage ceremony is not necessary for commitment, and being married certainly doesn't guarantee commitment. The traditional marriage ceremony is about the transfer of ownership of a woman from her father to her husband. Haven't we moved past that??

  9. 9

    He is misguided on his politics, but he just would like it if unwed motherhood wasn't glamorized. Hey perez do you care that unwed mothers make up this countries majority impoverished only behind their children. I don't agree w/ most of his views but etleast he is trying to say "hey youngs girls if you get pregnant w/out being married statistics say you and your kids win welfare not an oscar'

  10. 10

    Neocon social darwinists. Hate those.

  11. 11

    Well said Perez!!! One thing I would like to add to that is the fact that Mike Huckabee proclaims to be so christian, but yet the most mean and vile things come out of his mouth. I thought "christians" were supposed to be full of love and peace etc. Once again no…not so much. Once again attacking people that don't fit the cookie cutter image that they believe in. As if their way is the only way. Not cool.

  12. 12

    He's actually right in many ways, Perez. I don't care for his politics, but if you look at shows like Teen Mom, and you look at women who young girls look up to having kids outside of marriage, it those things do influence them. They shouldn't, but they do. He is correct about the statistics; not liking them, Perez, doesn't change them, and it doesn't make his perception of reality skewed. You have no business moralizing and lecturing on something you clearly don't understand. Stick to mocking celebrities; tougher topics are too cerebral for you.

  13. Eolra says – reply to this


    For every single mother out there, there is a single father too - women do not get pregnant by themselves. Where is the criticism of the fathers? As usual, the man gets off scotch-free while the woman has to bear all the responsibility and is saddled, not only with the baby, but with some ludicrous feeling of shame that she is somehow all to blame for not being married yet. The double-standard exhibited here is nauseating.

  14. 14

    i see he was making a point but why not make a point about shows like teen mom and 16 and pregnant? their intent is to show the struggles of pregnancy but they just glamorize it and give the girls fat ass paychecks

  15. 15

    there are plenty of married women with children whose husbands don't make or contribute a dime. this guy has some 1950's mentality that 'dad goes off to work in a suit, after kissing mommy on the cheek, and comes home at 6 o'clock to eat the dinner she made with food he paid for'….umm 2011 huckabee, it is 2 0 1 1……that shit happening is rare!

  16. 16

    lol 20 dollars police powers are just a criminal matter, what about steve brill?

  17. 17

    You found the right words for it, Perez!

  18. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: voodoochick05 – You go, voodoo. Good for you; sounds hard, but you sound up to it. Make sure you ask for help from your people as you go. If people don't know, people can't help, and it's my experience that most really want to.

  19. 19

    Re: jordan2 – Here's the punchline to your argument: A committed gay relationship would potentially afford a two parent household but the GOP agenda doesn't want that either….

  20. 20

    She doesn't have Christian values or morals, because she's not a Christian.
    I actually agreed with Huckabee. Natalie is not a good role model for young women. Neither is Lady Gaga. The only decent role model for teenage girls these days is Michelle Obama.

  21. 21

    "We're sorry, Mike, but who in society is going around promoting, glorifying, and glamorizing the awesome benefits of being a single mom?"

    Ummmmm—how about Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2?

  22. 22

    I concur perez, I concure, finally.

  23. 23

    Natalie doesn't deserve any of this

  24. 24

    I mean she doesn't deserve being called out on* I adore the girl, i look up to her, and being pregnant before marriage doesn't change my feelings towards her any less… i love her!

  25. 25

    Re: just keeping it real – Totally agree, Perez I love your comments here, very well though out and well said.

  26. 26

    Why didn't he use the girls on Teen Mom as his example instead of Natalie?

  27. 27

    Good God You stir the pot….."Ima single mom and blah blah" The issue u stupid head is Children that scor the lowest on tests get, the worst nutrition, overepresent themselves in prison and grow up under the poverty line have one thing in common they were raised by a single mom. No no not you lady that is about to get on her soap box and say her man hit her and she went to law school and then won and oscar …….THE OTHER SINGLE MOMS

  28. rcs says – reply to this


    When you don't use cute spelling and actually post your opinion, not what you think people want to hear, you do have some very intelligent things to offer.

  29. 29


  30. 30

    I can't believe how ignorant these comments are, I am not a fan of huckabee but if you have a child out of wedlock you are 20 times more like to be poor, that child malnourished, that child to commit a crime not finish highschool that all he saying …u idiots

  31. 31

    I think it is interesting that Mr. Huckabee can reference Natalie Portman in his attempts to make a statement about unmarried mothers but he doesn't reference Bristol Palin.

  32. 32

    Re: starstrukk47 – Because some of them are or would be on welfare and not finishing highschool and struggling just like all unmarried teen mom statistics suggests. Not wearing priceless gowns and dripping in jewels, MayB that is why. If you look at who is represented as far as the poverty scale it is unwed mothers, they are not getting Oscars. If you visit a prison ask how many of their mums were married, just statistics. NOT OPINION. So maybe he didn't "hate " Natalie" He just wanted to say your more likely to be poor if you are an unwed mother than dripping in diamonds.

  33. 33

    you fat butt! You just proved his point! You do not even know what wedlock is and you are spouting it! Look up what wedlock is before you start posting as an expert. The point too many people expect to suck off the teet and want everyone else to take care of them instead of manning up and being responsible. Close your legs- learn to say no. Does the guy need to be a man- YES- but the final say so is the girl doing it without protection. I should not be paying for the person running around with kids who is not being responsible.

  34. 34

    I think that Hukkabough is an idiot. Does being married make you a better parent? My parents were married
    and my father was a horrific parent. We would have been much better off if our mother had raised us as a
    single parent. One of my brothers committed suicide, which I know was as a direct result of his parenting. The other one is mentally ill, and has never nor will he ever be a happy person. Now he has two children, that had to undergo a single parent life because he was not fit to be a parent. So Mr Better-than-thou idiot. Shut up your stupid uninformed face. Let people live their own lives as they see fit. It is the most prevalent problem that we
    have in this country. Judgementalt people trying to tell other people how to live their lives. BUTT OUT!!!

  35. 35

    Huckabee makes it sound like all single mothers are poor and stupid and jobless and that's not entirely true. There are alot of smart, educated mothers that do make money and they do struggle to make ends meat, but that isn't because she's a single mother, it's because jobs are hard to come by and what jobs they do have don't pay shit. Who is to say there isn't another circumstance that contributed to her being single, so for him to say that is wrong. It isn't for him to be judge and jury on single mothers!

  36. SB900 says – reply to this


    Do you realize how hypocritical you sound? Just because it doesn't fit in with YOUR agenda doesn't make it wrong (btw. your agenda is a skewed view of reality in itself). You CAN'T argue with statistics (but you try anyway). Even if single moms work hard to provide and don't need welfare, they're still working A LOT which means more opportunities for their kids to get out on the street and LESS time spent with them which causes them to suffer psychologically. There are VERY FEW benefits if any to being a single mom and it SHOULD be avoided if at all possible. I think all Mike is trying to say here is that people that get pregnant out of wedlock can't live life thinking "Oh I can be like Natalie…she got pregnant and won an Oscar without being married yet!" They don't care that she's engaged and let's face it, it's Hollywood being engaged is really nothing. My point is stick to the gossip not the politics, I mean I know your whole goal is to suck up to the powerful but this really doesn't help anyone…

  37. 37

    Well said, Perez.

  38. 38

    I have to agree with the points you made Perez
    its not hard being a single mother to me…i am one
    and not getting any assistance… doing everything by myself
    and loving every min of it.

  39. 39

    Disagree. I think it was fine of him to use her as an example since there is so much buzz about her at this time. He's not putting her down. He acknowledged in his comment that she will be fine (since she does make millions and could hire a supprt staff). He just wants to make the point that a lot of people are having sex without caring about the consequences, and a child does cost a lot of money. If you can't afford it, you can't not have it, so someone else has to pick up the tab.

  40. 40

    Oh yes…he will be demonized and bomarded with hatred by the loving liberals, just because he is a potential Republican Candidate for President. The libs will attempt to destroy the public's perception of of anyone that dares to challenge Imam Obama.

  41. 41

    Oh my gosh, this is the most annoying article. He doesn't say EVERY SINGLE PARENT is uneducated and can't get a job, he says STATISTICS SHOW this. And for the record, social media does glamorize single parenthood.

  42. 42

    How exactly is it being "glamorized" by society? She was given an award for her ACTING, not for being pregnant.

    Marriage does not magically create a good parent. What statistics is he pulling from? I would love to know what studies he is referencing. if he was going to play the statistics game, he should have backed it up.

  43. 43

    …and I love how he did not say anything about men having children out of wedlock. Funny, eh?

  44. 44

    I don't think he has a skewed view of reality at all. Single moms do struggle. I don't think he's really saying anything untruthful here. My parents divorced when I was 9, and I know that my mom struggled a lot. That isn't to say that some single parents are much better off than some married people, but they are generally exceptions to the rule. He's not being derogatory a la Ann Coulter.
    The media in general is so left-wing and one-sided. If one candidate does not believe in abortions or gay marriage, they attack them. Someone isn't "stupid" simply because they have a different opinion than you. I personally believe that there are bigger issues to tackle than gay marriage, including our economy. Governor Huckabee is an excellent choice for the presidency and I hope he is nominated for the Republic candidacy. President Obama has virtually done nothing but spend money at rapid rates and keep us in a war he claimed he would pull us out of. Of course, this is a whole different story, but perhaps you should stick to celebrities, and not political issues you obviously don't understand very thoroughly.

  45. 45

    Re: Values – okay I must be a criminal because I was raised by a single parent…I graduated from high school with good grades and now I'm work towards getting my MBA…what makes people with two-parent homes any better?…there are other reasons for why people live in single parent, and not just because they couldn't keep their legs closed, so you need to get your facts straight (oh! by the way my mother die of cancer when I was in the 3th grade, so my dad raised my sisters and myself by himself)

  46. 46

    While I don't entirely agree with what Huckabee is saying I do think there is glorification to having children. It is such a trend with celebrities and shows like Teen Mom also make it seem like it's the cool thing to do. Single or not people have children who cannot afford them.

  47. gdm says – reply to this


    There is something I know from having seen it first hand in my late teens (ok that was a long time ago, and I believe there has been some improvements to the situation), that I've been holding off saying because I know it will just get a lot of people upset with me, and make them think I'm a heartless jerk.

    Huckabee is correct that there are a lot of children of improvised single mothers in the U.S.. Think his number is somewhere around 29% of families of single mothers are improvised.

    The primary reason is economical, and cultural. The pay vs hours, and effort of being a mother (I'm not saying being a "good" mother), is simply better than the other job opportunities.

    There is nothing that Hollywood projections of Cunningham Family Morals is going to do to change the economic advantage of being a single mom of 3 for improvised women in the U.S..

    The only solution to the problem is to find a way to change the economics of it. Social work over the past few decades has been doing great, as has HOLLYWOOD'S efforts to relate to and motivate people from improvised neighborhoods. However it's very hard to make great headway when there really are no great economic alternatives for them.

    It's kind of crazy, but we would really be best off offering all daughters of parents on welfare equal benefits from the time they are 18 - 40 provided they don't have children. It would take 20 years, but I bet it would make a huge dent in improvised families in the U.S..

  48. 48

    shove it up your fat ass perez. Huckabee never "slammed" her, in fact I thought he made some excellent points. And he's spot on with hollywood's warped perception of reality. "Normal" single moms in the real world face a much, much bigger challenge than any nitwit hollywood starlet EVER will.

  49. 49

    Re: voodoochick05 – hey dumbshit. the statistics say what they say. Just because you're managing to beat the odds doesn't make what huckabee said wrong.

  50. 50

    Re: Values – finally, somebody GETS it.

  51. 51

    who is promoting being an unwed mother? How about Teen Mom? Do you know how many dumb ass teens got pregnant on purpose in hopes of getting on that reality show? And really, what kind of mother can you be if you're not even responsible enough to not get pregnant before you're ready? Go Mike.

  52. 52

    Re: mamajaszy11 – I could not be more sorry about your mom truly and congrats on the education how does that make the statistics untrue that the poverty line is children of one parent homes and then unwed mothers. How does you coming from a unwed home make the stastitics untrue that children from one parent home are 20 times more likely not to finish highschool and/10 more likely to commit a felony by the time they are 30. Are there exceptions, well statistics don't say 100% so not even exceptions they are accounted for. Would I vote for Huckabee no. Do I think perez and others are idiots for missing the point because once they hear single mother they lose all capacity to reason……… yes.

  53. 53

    Sorry, but Huckabee should stick to sticking his nose in his own families' business. By the looks of his kids marriage didn't help them one bit. They all look like they downed five pizzas for breakfast everyday. Obviously marriage wasn't the answer to every problem in that family. Maybe people in glass house shouldn't throw stones.

  54. mw says – reply to this


    I am super liberal but if you cannot afford to have children then DON'T HAVE THEM!

  55. 55

    Hey Perez, you are WRONG again, and Huckabee is right.. If you believe single motherhood is not glamorized you're an idiot!!

  56. 56

    Huckabee has a point that Hollywood glamorizes single parenting, but why can't he focus more on budget cuts to sex education and family planning programs? Being a single parent isn't the problem here, it's a lack of preparedness to have a child. Yes children of single mothers may be statistically more likely to be malnourished or rely on welfare, but why does this happen? It's not just because they don't have a father to rely on. It's a combination of a lack of investment in the areas they grow up in, poor education, poor family planning funding, and many other factors. Huckabee acts like Natalie should apologize for getting pregnant saying that she sets a bad example for young girls, but she has done countless humanitarian work for women that more than proves she wants girls to be strong and educate themselves. Of course Huckabee doesn't note this. He's insinuating that American's aren't smart enough to distinguish themselves from Natalie Portman.

  57. 57

    Re: Janice Dodd – First of all, his name is spelled Huckabee. Secondly, he's not telling anyone how to live their lives. He's pointing out a true influence in our society and a very real problem. It's so sad that some people want to twist and turn a very well-meaning man's words around to suit their own interests. Huckabee isn't making a statement about whether these single mothers are good parents. In fact, he's not saying anything bad about single mothers at all. He's simply making a statement about the tough life that many single mothers face.

  58. 58

    Re: HuntTheWumpus – I am fine with any two parent relationship. I don't have a pure Republican agenda at all. All I am saying is 1) stats show children of two parent homes do better than single parent and 2) Perez has an all gay agenda all the time, and accordingly trashes every Republican every chance he gets. I would like him to admit Huckabee does have a point regardless of the fact he is a Republican.

  59. 59

    To all the people that keep on saying "the statistics say it all", they don't. Just because two things correlate doesn't mean that one causes the other. Huckabee acts like single parenthood is the only reason for malnutrition and welfare reliance in kids. Maybe he should spend his f*cking time talking about real issues like budget cuts to sex education programs, family planning programs, after school programs, education, and other things that contribute to teen parenting instead of blaming it entirely on the media. Oh yes, go and target Natalie Portman and not the assholes in congress who decide to cut investment in low income areas that might actually help people get off of welfare.

  60. 60

    Re: CBenji – Etleast they can finish highschool wont be robbing any banks and can afford the pizza….single parent home …not so much

  61. 61

    Huckabee is right!! Natalie Portman is probably a wonderful person but she is still an amoral slut. Get married for fuck's sake.

  62. 62

    Just so we all get one thing clear, Natalie Portman is not a single mother, she is a pregnate engaged woman. There is a severe differance. And single-parent hood is not what makes kids more likely to commit crime, be malnourished and do poorly in school, it is unstable households. This does include single-parent housholds and yes most of the time these children do have many more hurdles to conqure. However it seems that everyone has forgotten about something called Common Law marriage. That's when commited people are not married under God or Government but are in commited relationships with one another and often have children. So no its not marriage that keeps kids from breaking windows and ending up in prison. Its commitment and good parents, its just easier to be those things when you have someone on that journey with you who's always got your back, married or other, and Natalie Portman is not a single-mother she simply falls into the 'other' category.

  63. Eolra says – reply to this


    Why is this all about single MOTHERS and not single PARENTS? Why don't the fathers have any responsibility, particularly the absent ones that have left their child to be "starving" if not for social assistance? Also, divorce rates are at an all time high - being married when you have a baby is absolutely no guaruntee that you will not become a single mother down the road - spouses leave each other all the time.

  64. 64

    Perez, it's really unfortunate that you can't take a second to actually read what Mike Huckabee is trying to say. His statements that children do better when raised by 2 parents are backed up by statistics. He is not, as you and so many of these other posters believe, saying ALL single mothers are poor and uneducated. He said MOST are, which is another fact supported by statistics. I don't think he should have used Natalie Portman as an example of the "glamorization" of single motherhood, but there are definitely some other celebrities who DO glamorize it. They praise themselves for being able to take care of a child without the help of a man, but they don't seem to mention the full time nannies/caretakers that undoubtedly help take care of the child. I am sure there are thousands of wonderful single mothers who have great jobs and don't rely on the government to support their family. But there are also TENS of thousands of single mothers who simply can't do it on their own.

    I think it's really hypocritical of you to slam Mike Huckabee (who, for the record, I am not a huge fan of) for stating his opinion about single mothers while you constantly SLAM the single mothers on Teen Mom. Those girls represent a lot of other single mothers out there. So which do you truly believe? Single mothers are uneducated and irresponsible or single mothers are wonderful, self-reliant parents? You're putting two completely different messages out there.

  65. 65

    He is 100 % correct, and I am a single mother.

  66. 66

    Re: EmmCee47 – He said Society, he did not say "only Hollywood" You point is totally inacurate, he never said there were not more factors??????? Geeeez Nat is going to marry the babies father when Oscar season is over and she will be thin for pictures geez

  67. 67

    I agree with you Perez and I can't say I do that too often.

  68. 68

    Re: voodoochick05 – it obviously does not apply to everyone. Read what he says, "statistically" and in fact it is true. single parent households are more likely to raise children in poverty, more likely to have behavioural problem, and the children tend to as a whole do less well in school and are more likely to join gangs and become involved in crime. I am a single mother too. None of these bad things happened to me or my children. So I know how you feel it doesn't apply to you he is speaking in generalized terms and he is accurate.

  69. 69

    Re: Values – Ok. But it's pretty ridiculous to me for huckabee to try to put a point across that single mothers are more likely to be poor using anyone in hollywood as an example. He should be pointing out someone that lives in the real world. Also, pregnant single celebrities are not going to stop living their glamourous lifestyles just because they don't want to set a bad example for dumb girls. MTV is really glamorizing single motherhood more than any celeb out there, those girls may be portrayed as poor people on their shows but in reality they are not.

  70. 70

    GO PEREZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So perfectly said!!!!!!!

  71. 71

    Re: UhYeah – Thanx Mankey Monkey ! Uh yeah, you can't read!

  72. 72

    Re: voodoochick05 – I used to be a single mom too. It was hard but I was successful. But many MANY aren't. I think his statistics are spot on. Come on…there are TONS more inner city poor single moms out there then ther are people like you and me.

  73. 73

    Re: Eolra – Do you really not know why or are you just playing stupid……

  74. 74

    he has a right to his opinion whether you agree or not.


    Gay hate always spews out of your mouth.

  75. 75

    Re: just keeping it real – let me bet you your welfare check that your are a single mother…….loser….keep your legs closed…tired of paying for people like you with my taxes.

  76. 76

    Right on, Perez! Agree totally with you….I think these conservatives perhaps cannot stand when women seem independent and don't "need" to marry a man… some end up marrying their babby daddy's and sometimes they don't. Whatever, Ms. Portman can raise that baby just fine alone, I would assume. Many messed up people in this world have come from "married parents"….Once and for all, a loving/supportive parent is the key….single mom or two mom's or two dad's etc….LOVE and the ability to support well is key.

  77. 77

    Re: YRUFATT – Wow! Whose the bully?

  78. 78

    I agree the Huckabee's quote is outdated… but I hate HATE it when Perez gets politically preachy…. it makes me wanna rethink my whole opinion, lol.

  79. tadge says – reply to this


    coulda woulda shoulda. he got found out and he should be ashamed of himself. Of course a happily married or happy stable couple are best for a child, we all know that. these religious types should stop tellin folk how to live their lives. they are always the one who end up in the john with some hooker.

  80. 80

    Re: jordan2 – who's statistics? yours?

  81. 81

    Huckabee is a douche! Here is a thought, why don't you (mike huckabee) go focus on your own f'ing family and leave the rest of us alone. I am sure we will learn your own dirty secrets on time, they always come out!!!

  82. 82

    guess his spin doctors wrote him a little speech to save his sorry ass. the problem is that most unwed mothers are teens who either were never educated about birth control or so stupid that they think that it won't happen to them.

  83. 83

    Re: voodoochick05 – you go girl !!!

  84. 84

    He is a recist dumbfcuk, who is also a moron.
    I could give a crap less what he has to say.

  85. 85

    Re: Alexa Rae Bian – what he said speaks for itself. you're dreaming….

  86. 86

    He is right . . . I am a Democrat, and I totally support what he is saying. As someone pointed out, you have crap on t.v. that glamorizes being a single mom . . . While Natalie can afford it, the masses can't! I know. I teach, and see more single mothers — between 13 and 14! — who can't support themselves, let alone a kid.

  87. 87

    Re: voodoochick05 – Good for you! Unfortunately there are enough single mothers out there that fit his description.

  88. 88

    Perez - you said yourself that MTV is guilty of "promoting, glorifying, and glamorizing the awesome benefits of being a single mom" so don't pretend you don't feel that way now. I could care less about Portman's pregnancy, so I'm not commenting on that. Just commenting on your inconsistency.

  89. 89

    Perez its best to keep the politics to those who actually know what they are talking about. Celebrity gossip is your thing…Politics not so much. Do some actual research next time betch

  90. 90

    Re: YRUFATT – wrong and wrong again . why are you such a fucking loser? i pay my taxes like the rest, i don't receive welfare and i'm not a single mother. y r u so stupid? people like you should never procreate and have little dumb shits like you.

  91. 91

    I love what you said there. I rarely agree with you. But you said it better than I ever could.

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    Oh my GOSH… I seriously can hardly handle reading these comments. Do you guys even UNDERSTAND what Huckabee was trying to say? He didn't say if you are a single mother you ARE poor, uneducated and live on welfare. He just said you are more LIKELY to be poor, uneducated and live on welfare. No one can logically argue against that. Yes, there will be some that are wealthy and manage to get college degrees and then well paying jobs; but those women are the minority. And he sees that as a problem because he knows how hard it is to raise a family under those conditions. No judgments. And the reason men aren't being discussed is because if a single parent is involved, the majority of the time it's a mother. If you are a SINGLE parent, unfortunately, the majority of the time it's because the father is not in the picture. Now, before the ONE single father gets on my case, I didn't say ALL the time.

    Additionally, it's quite humorous to see Perez and many avid readers/commenter argue on the unimportance of marriage in this discussion. Because it seems to me, that's all Perez has been shoving down our throats for about 2 years. There was someone who said something along the lines of "the license means nothing - it's the commitment that matters." Apparently that's only pertinent to straight people, though.

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    "who in society is going around promoting, glorifying, and glamorizing the awesome benefits of being a single mom?"

    I dunno… have you seen Teen Mom? 16 and Pregnant? Secret Life of a Teenager (or whatever the title is)? Any of those?

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    it is not just singel mothers who cant provide for their kids its more then half this worlds population who is ignorant and thinks they can procreate not having anything to offer themselfs or their kids in my eyes you shouldnt even think about having a kid if you dont have the money to support them on you own with out useing the state its not fair to everyone who works hard to pay taxes for all you lazy asses that think they can have a kid and live off everyone else and its certainly not fair to bring a kid up in that situation cause if i was a kid id be pretty fckin pissed my parents even had me with nothing to give me id hate to be that kid on welfare at school cause my mom was irresponsable but thats america for you these day turning in to a third world country more and more every min

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    Re: EmsMama – straight people have no trouble getting that piece of paper, you dumb fuck. get your head out of your ass

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    its not just singel moms thats the prob its every idiot out there who is ignorant enough to have a kid who cant even suport them selfs yet alone a child if you have to be on welfare if you have a kid guess what dnt have a kid its not fair to the ppl out there who work hard to provide for themself and pay taxes just so lazy incopetent ppl want to live off the state people like that are selfish and should be forced to have an abortion dont be so irresponsible and have a kid if you can even provvide for it first year of life having a baby isnt something you just do cause you think it will be fun this world is turning into a third world country more and more each day

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    Re: bigfat_tard – so fn true!

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    Mike should be kicked out of the republican party. He thinks if a woman waits to get married to have a child all is well with the world. OVER 50% of these women end up raising the child ALONE as the husband left the family. Mentioning by NAME, the Oscar winner was DUMB. Mike wants America to go back to the 1920's. He even knocks Sarah Palin and all women who are not at home ALL THE TIME raising their children. I think Mike would like women do be denied the right to vote. Men like Mike is why Obama was elected in 2008

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    This man is full of shit! I had my son at 21, his dad is a total waste of time, I CHOSE to be a single mother. I continued my college education with my son and graduated in 3 1/2 years. I worked my ass off in college, took 6 classes a semester and made highest honors more than once. And to top it off, I have a job, a good good job. Sooo Huckabee can take his comments and shove them all up his ass.

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    Re: mamajaszy11 – you are working on an MBA??? where? online???

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