Mike Huckabee’s solution to the nation’s economy troubles? Pray.

It’s a good thing it’s looking less and less likely that Mike Huckabee will get the Republican nomination because he keeps getting more and more delusional. Now he’s asking Jesus to stimulate the economy:

Mr. Huckabee has invoked Jesus’ name at many points in the primary season, but his extraordinary request marks the first time a presidential candidate has directly asked a deity to provide the nation with an economic stimulus package.

In a press conference in Mobile, Alabama today, Mr. Huckabee said that he had asked Jesus to stimulate the U.S. economy with “a fresh infusion of loaves and fishes.”

The former Arkansas governor was not specific about the exact dollar amount of the loaves and fishes that he had asked Jesus to inject into the U.S. economy, but advisors later said that it was somewhere in the ballpark of $70 billion.

Mr. Huckabee said that he had also asked Jesus to solve the nation’s mortgage crisis by “casting out the money lenders.”

Though I suppose if all he did was pray it would be at least somewhat better than what the current President has tried to do. The thing that cracks me up is that Huckabee gets all huffy anytime a reporter questions him on his religious beliefs claiming those are private matters that won’t affect his ability to be President. Then he goes and does something goofy like this which points all the attention on his religious beliefs.

11 thoughts on “Mike Huckabee’s solution to the nation’s economy troubles? Pray.

  1. Just out of interest Les, if a giant hand came out the sky holding a cheque, would you ask Huckabee not to take it as it would violate Church/State seperation?

  2. if it was any other country it could have been not my business but America now is the big dude, if it sneezes the whole world gets the flew, so guys seriously if such man turn to be your next president then Iraq war and the real estate loans crisis would be just the worm up, prepare your self to the worst and the craziest Jesus crap such as the theory of flat earth in science books at schools and giving licenses to professional exorcismests.
    please don’t let such people get the lead in your country.

  3. How exactly does he believe this will happen- Money from Heaven- sort of Manna makes the world go round?

    Casting out the money lenders- That would be interesting.  How to watch an economy crash.  All of them, or just the ones he doesn’t like.  If he wants them cast out why doesn’t he do it- Let the Saudis take their billions!

  4. Actually, I was kinda hoping that Huckabee would get the nod.  Basically because America has to have its nosed rubbed into the mess they’ve made by giving this Reality-Challenged crowd the reins for so many years.

    See, this is the *cough* “leadership” *cough* when you let b@+$#!+ narcissists run the national budget and economy into the ground by believing that Jay-zus wants you to give the freakin’ store away to the wealthiest 1% of 1%,  These are the (ahem!) “moral values” you get when you allow pedophiles and airport bathroom hoes to claim the high ground.  This is the “justice” you can expect when you let lying sociopaths decide who has to follow the law and who doesn’t.  This is the “freedom” you can expect when you elect people who stopped reading the Bill of Rights after the Second Amendment.

    Once upon a time I considered myself Republican.  But after this disgraceful sequel to Reaganomics and Star Wars and Iran-Contra, the GOP can spend the next two decades in eclipse for all I care.  If they go the way of the Whigs, I won’t so much as send a card to the funeral.  If I show up at the cemetery on Memorial Day, it’ll be to dance on the GOP’s grave with hob-nailed jackboots.  The ones with which they marched over the America I was once proud to call my country.

  5. This is a humor piece – it is all made up by the author:

    Andy Borowitz is a comedian and writer whose work appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and at his award-winning humor site, BorowitzReport.com.

    These two lines in the piece give it away as well:

    ‘For his part, Mr. Huckabee offered this tart response to Mr. Romney’s remarks: “This is precisely why I have asked Jesus to smite Mitt Romney.”

    Elsewhere, Sen. John McCain’s promise to cut taxes drew a strong vote of support from actor Wesley Snipes.’


  6. I’m glad it’s just a humor column, but Huckabee has said stuff just as stupid as this so it was easy to believe.

  7. But what if its “God’s plan” that our economy turn to shit? Wouldn’t he be questioning God’s Divine Will by asking him to stimulate the economy?

  8. UPS Guy: “Hi, erm, this is UPS, I have a delivery of $70 billion dollars worth of fish and bread for a Mr, erm, Ronney? Romney, sorry. Listen, we’ve got 2Ex10 trucks of the stuff, can we just drop it off or do you want to sign for every consignment?”

  9. But prayers are futile if we don’t make the move or pick the right decision.

    I’ll agree with that, Star.

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