S.E. Cupp on Huckabee Controversy: ‘Never Seen Lazier, More Intellectually Dishonest Analysis’

Crossfire co-hosts S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter joined Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room Friday afternoon to discuss the latest in the controversy over Mike Huckabee’s accusation that Democrats think women need help from “Uncle Sugar” to control their “libidos.” While the conservative Cupp said she’s often willing to criticize the Republican Party, this time she agrees with Huckabee that there’s “nothing scandalous” about what he said.

“I’ve got to say that I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone,” Cupp said. “It is so 100% clear that Mike Huckabee was talking about the Democratic treatment towards women and not his own feeling or the Republican Party’s feeling about women.”

“I have never seen lazier, more intellectually dishonest analysis of this moment than I have today,” she continued. “I mean, it’s shocking to me. It is clear what Mike Huckabee’s intention was here.”

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When Cutter tried to push back, Cupp read Huckabee’s comment aloud, which is below will additional context:

“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”

If Huckabee is saying that about Democrats, “that must be what he believes,” Cutter said, before pointing to the substantive policy issue at hand, which is that Republicans oppose the contraception benefit in the Affordable Care Act. “So the bottom line is, Republicans are on the wrong side of the issue and Huckabee did not help them out yesterday.”

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