the muppet show just lost a muppet

Huckabee has announced he isn’t running.

You know, the only thing these people are running for now is the hills.

(If God told him not to run, then my faith is renewed!)

Jon Huntsman: “It is unfortunate that we will not have his voice – or his bass guitar – in the presidential debate, as our party would have benefited from his involvement.”


Obama/Biden 2012 πŸ˜‰

102 Responses to “the muppet show just lost a muppet”

  1. 1 Doris
    May 14, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Another one bites the dust! Obama/Biden 2012!

  2. 2 Proud of Obama
    May 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Running for the hills — too funny, Chipsticks. They’re all scared of our brilliant president. They got nothing. NOTHING!!!

    • May 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      As my Granny would have put it (err, if she was alive): These people are all mouth and no trousers!

      So, Mike reckons he’s serving America better (and – whisper it – his bank balance) by sticking with playing bass guitar on his Fox show for the likes of racist scum Ted Nugent?

      Ah yes, a true man of God!

      These people are something else, Proud.

      • 4 Dorothy Rissman
        May 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm

        haha! I love it, all mouth and no trousers. The truth of it is he knows he does not have a chance against PBO.

      • 7 Bobfr
        May 15, 2011 at 1:37 am

        Today is 14 May 2011.

        Election Day is 8 Nov 2012.

        What we know, today, is that the Republican Party is infested with rabid demagogues, none of whom would likely get a vote from Eisenhower, Nixon or Reagan.

        That is how loathsome and illegitimate these clowns are – Bachmann, Gingrich, Palin, Romney, R Paul, etc.

        But, the point is that it is 14 May 2011, and whomever the RNC ringmaster has to offer to the American people during that interval of American politics called the ‘Primaries,’ well I can assure you that in the entire history of our elected Executive leadership – from that day on 30 April 1789 when George Washington stood on the steps of Federal Hall in Wall Street, NY, and took the oath of office – we will have never witnessed a farce like what the Republicans will offer to the American (and global) audience.

        Given the brilliance and street-savvy, steeled and decisive, President Obama, I’d venture that among the insiders of his campaign a very simple strategic decision has already been made – stand back, way, way back, and let these hateful demagogues, these witless piranha, devourer each other in 3D, HD surround sound, 24/7 crazy destructiveness. And, we can be sure Fox will lead the way in broadcasting it to the pitiful teabaggers who, witlessly, will be observing their extinction. Yes, the Confederacy will finally, irrevocably hurtle itself to it’s much deserved irrelevancy and impotency in the next 18 months from self-inflicted, mortal wounds.

        Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  3. 9 Marlz
    May 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell said it last night on his show.

    Huck-Bee is looking at reality. He knows he could not win against our President (this is going to be a nasty primary with all the other GOP contenders) and he doesn’t want to lose his teevee show!!.

  4. 10 collegekay
    May 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Good riddance.

  5. 13 StR
    May 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    So Huckabee consulted with God, found inner peace with his decision and that his heart said no. I think that might end any potential VP talk, because if his heart isn’t in a 18 month campaign, how could it be in a four/eight year VP gig?

    Huck likes his millions he’s getting from Fox, though I wonder how interested Fox will be in him going forward.

    • 14 Dorothy Rissman
      May 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      What a friggin fraud. He keeps the haters and lovers of Obama in this bullshite moment of reckoning. What a piece of dirt this man is. You can bet your life that the Huckster will still do everything he can to destroy Obama.

  6. 15 Fred
    May 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Why would a clown like that run for prez when he can sit on his cushy Faux show sniping from the bushes and making big bucks doing it. I was honestly not sure about Huckabee but I can absolutely positively guarantee you 110% Failin/Chump aren’t running.

  7. 16 Fred
    May 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    It kind of sucks actually. Huckabee would have split have drained off some sane Romney votes which could have give the crazy vote a better chance with the likes of Gingrich.

    • May 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Oh God, please let it be Romney!


      Can you imagine how easy the debates would be?

      And the Teabaggers hate the guy – they’d either run a third candidate, or stay at home and refuse to vote!

      • 18 Fred
        May 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm

        The teabaggers will matter about as much as the professional left in a general election (ie. not much). The Rethugs know that which is why they are not paying much attention to teabaggers anymore.

        When Rove goes on Faux and throws out this BS that it was Obama encouraging the birth certificate conspiracy all along. That is a very calculated thing they are doing there to water down the crazy a bit. You gotta admire their ability to manipulate their ignorant base and to control the media narrative.

        • May 14, 2011 at 10:06 pm

          “The teabaggers will matter about as much as the professional left in a general election (ie. not much).”

          Whatever influence they might have on the actual Presidential election, they are having a huge influence on the shape of the GOP field running for the nomination, all but guaranteeing the nominee will be unelectably far right. That field has been pushed so far to the right precisely because of the Teabagger influence ….. even Huckabee swallowed the racist bait and started going on about the President’s ‘Kenyan’ upbringing. Thankfully, the Professional left’s influence is negligible compared to this lot, otherwise Dennis Kucinich would be primarying the President. πŸ™„

          • 20 Chi
            May 15, 2011 at 2:08 am

            Spot on Chip…

          • 21 Fred
            May 15, 2011 at 2:14 am

            Only reason Romney is running is because of his age. This could be his last kick at the can. The smart ones who aren’t too old (Jeb) are waiting for 2016. That one really scares me! Jeb has a very good shot at it!

            • May 15, 2011 at 3:49 am

              There will NEVER be another Bush in the White House. EVER

              • 23 Chi
                May 15, 2011 at 4:34 am

                Hear, hear…

                • May 15, 2011 at 7:44 am

                  Chi, I’ve missed you! Hope all’s well and you’re not as crazily busy as usual!

                  • 25 Chi
                    May 16, 2011 at 4:36 am

                    Dear Chip,

                    Thank you so, so much for all your hardwork and for keeping up with the brutal schedule of juggling life and keeping this glorious site going…

                    You are absolutely amazing and many wonderful things will happen for you…

                    We must talk soon…



            • 26 Theo67
              May 15, 2011 at 4:11 am

              Jeb is still a Bush and a Republican. They’ve done a lot of damage to this country, and they intend to do more. They don’t have a single workable policy. That’s what people need to remember, no matter how seductive the personality: Republicans just don’t know how to govern.

          • 27 nathkatun7
            May 16, 2011 at 5:29 am

            A great African Revolutionary leader and thinker, Amlicar Cabral, who led the struggle to end Portugal’s colonial control of Guinea-Bissau, used to urge his fighters to “Claim No Easy Victories!” I hope all of us who support President Obama would be wise enough to heed his advice.

            Until the votes are in in 2012, announcing that President Obama has been re-elected, let’s work as hard as we can to ensure that he is re-elected. This requires all of us to avoid underestimating the opposition! I think that both the tea-baggers and the PL have the potential to create a great deal of havoc that may end up denying President Obama a second term.

            Even as we try to project confidence that President Obama will be re-elected, we must never take our enthusiasm. Instead we must do everything to counter their unfounded demonization of President Obama and the Democrats in Congress.

  8. 28 GGail
    May 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I knew he wouldn’t do it! I saw how much he respected First Lady Michelle when she was on his program regarding the healthy food choices and I’ve seen how respectfully he spoke about President Obama on shows like The View. I just finished reading his Statement that’s on his website and I sent him an email thanking him for allowing God to direct this actions and not his ego. May God continue to open Mike Huckabee’s heart and mind.

    • 29 V C prezOfan2
      May 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      ‘…seen how respectfully he spoke about President Obama…’

      Isn’t this the same guy that was involved in a media discussion about the President’s Kenyan roots and his childhood Kenyan upbringing, or am I mixing him up with another loon??

      • May 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        That’s the guy, VC πŸ˜‰

      • 34 GGail
        May 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

        I’m not sure VC, I don’t follow the venom. I’m not saying he’s pro-Obama, I am saying he has spoken respectfully in the past of POTUS and I saw him respectfully interview FLOTUS early on when she was first promoting healthy eating.

        • 35 anniebella
          May 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm

          I too remember what Mr. Huckabee said about Obama being born in Kenya, so I’m all that convince about Mr. Huckabee goodness.

        • 36 gobrooklyn
          May 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

          Trust us, we’ve followed the venom. He is a vile man. One of the reasons some thought he was a threat to Obama was that he comes off as the nice preacher man. Get him the right audience though, and he’s as bad as Rush and Newt and Palin.

          • 37 GGail
            May 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm

            I believe President Obama has every one of their tickets. He can and will rise above it. There will be no wolves in sheep’s clothing coming to surprise him in a debate. I believe humans get caught up in the bully frenzy and don’t know how to extricate themselves.

            • 38 Chi
              May 15, 2011 at 2:17 am

              “…I believe humans get caught up in the bully frenzy and don’t know how to extricate themselves…”

              It’s very easy to make the decision to do the right thing GGail, especially when one claims to be a good Christian and is clear about what’s right and wrong…

              Nobody bullied or bullies Huckabee or any of these so-called Christians who abandon true Christian values and delve eyes wide open into muck with the explicit intent of destroying a man who has done absolutely nothing to elicit the hate they throw his way…

              Huckabee knows exactly what he’s been doing…

              And he’s no Christian…

              • 39 Theo67
                May 15, 2011 at 4:15 am

                So true. Huckabee is also still running those ads calling for the repeal of “Obamacare”. Nothing Christian about that.

                • 40 Chi
                  May 16, 2011 at 4:39 am

                  The nerve of these hypocrites Theo…

                  They do the most vile things all the while proclaiming Christ and touting their ‘christianity’…

    • 41 dotster
      May 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      I like Chip’s comment—-in fact I laughed out loud—that if God told Huck not to run, then her faith is renewed. Amen.

    • May 15, 2011 at 1:45 am

      This is the guy who talked about PBO being raised in Kenya and being Anti-American. That is some respect….

      • 43 anniebella
        May 15, 2011 at 6:04 am

        Don’t sound like respect to me. That is why I was so surprise when I heard Huckabee on that conserative talk radio show saying what he said.

  9. 44 MeaBloom
    May 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Maybe they all will start to drop like flies. He came to his senses and realized he was no competition for PRESIDENT OBAMA. I wonder how long it will take the others? Which one of those little rag puppets up there is Trump? Cross him out as well.


  10. 50 StR
    May 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    GOP Field will probably look like this –
    Romney, Cain, Paul, Pawlenty, Daniels, Gingrich, Bachmann, Johnson, Huntsman

    One of Daniels/Pawlenty won’t make it past S.Carolina, the other will be F2 with Romney.

  11. 52 V C prezOfan2
    May 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I read the title and, being the staidest old fogey around, I wondered which muppet (meaning real person doing the voice)had passed away. One of these days you’ll write the titles and I won’t be taken in [BEFORE actually reading what you are talking about! :(].

    Huckabee will be too busy rewriting history, eh? I continue to find it surprising that people in America can do such unconscionable things – like lying blatantly and openly – without any real blowback. They make a lot money, lead a grandiose lifestyle, and no one seems to hold them seriously accountable. Sad, really.

    • 53 M
      May 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      VC…it is sweet you admitted at first you thought a puppeter passed away. Too cute! I was just thinking earlier today how I hoped Huckabee’s new “history lesson” infomercials might be brought up during the campaign. Darn, now that he has dropped out miss all the fun trying to see him defend those.

  12. May 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Aside from everything else, he has an unfortunate mouthful of teeth.

    May 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm


  14. 57 Joy (Barbados)
    May 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    You all make me laugh. Anyone around must think I am going crazy. “Which one of those little rag puppets up there is Trump? Cross him out as well”.

  15. 62 Marlz
    May 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Chipsticks, the others that should be crossed out are Palin (is she running or what) and Trump!

    • 63 M
      May 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      Marlz, I do not watch TV, so I’m not sure if I missed it, but Trump claimed he’d make a “big announcement” after the season is over for the apprentice show. Has that happened yet or are we all just expecting there is no way he will continue to run after President Obama trumped him the other week?

      • 64 Marlz
        May 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

        Hi M. . . I am just guessing. πŸ™‚

        • 65 M
          May 14, 2011 at 10:23 pm

          It’ll be nice to hear him actually say he is backing out. I can’t imagine what excuse he’ll give. Maybe he’ll just fade away never to be heard from again. That would be nice!

          I can’t imagine Palin will run again. Do you think anyone would bring her on the ticket as VP again? My guess is she is looking around to see where she can make more $.

      • 69 Theo67
        May 15, 2011 at 4:22 am

        I heard on the radio the other day that the Apprentice shows are pre-taped, and that an NBC exec was saying he’s NOT announcing a run on the last show. Lawrence O”Donnell was right.

        • 70 RinaX
          May 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

          Everything but the live finale is pre-taped, but I still agree that there will be no Presidential run.

  16. 71 GGail
    May 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks for posting his speech. His conscious (God) wouldn’t allow him to do what the Devil wanted him to do.

  17. 72 Marlz
    May 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Huck-Bee is very smart. Tonight will be his highest rating night of all time!

  18. 74 Tien Le
    May 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Love the red X…reminds me of the ones on the faces of terrorists caught on NCIS. Which candidate will Miss Piggy have the misfortune to represent? We know the mad scientist Professor Max Krassman is safe since all the candidates combined couldn’t equal his brain power.

  19. 75 StR
    May 14, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Mitch Daniels is the muppet in the middle – the bald one with round glasses. (I think the muppet is names Doctor Bunsen)

  20. 77 Asher in Boston
    May 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Good riddance. He couldnt give up his fox show well knowing he couldnt beat Potus and i hear he has a huge mortgage to take care of.

  21. 78 GGail
    May 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Chipsticks! How did the snake get in our garden????

  22. 80 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I was hoping to see at least one debate with all these clowns on stage — just for the crazy optics. It would have been highly entertaining (and demoralizing for repubs) to see such a motley crew talking about nothing. But oh, well. I’m sure Huck will find many more imbeciles to separate from their money as a Faux News sock puppet and “author.”


  23. 81 P
    May 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I don;t know much about Huck Bee and the rest of the muppet show (not american) but it do seem like they are afraid of PBO! Hmmm thinking about it I too would be running for the hills if I had to face PBO :)! Poor Muppets they should stick to what they do best; ENTERTAIN!!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!
    Some how I feel a tad bit happy πŸ™‚

  24. May 15, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I can’t sleep so I was looking at some past video dedications to the first couple.

    Here’s one that has a nice song to it.

    It gets kinda weird with the kaleidoscope thing though.

    Have a good night everybody.

  25. 87 meta
    May 15, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Huckabee, Trump, Palin and who knows how many others find it much more profitable to siphon off the big bucks blurting lazy brain dead nonsense on teevee than actually doing all the hard work of running a real campaign. Their idea of serving America is driving their dumptrucks to the bank. Weak!

  26. 88 Bobfr
    May 15, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Good to see you did to ‘rebar’ the only thing the rebar is worthy – bury it in a ton of concrete πŸ™‚

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together

  27. 89 Ceb
    May 15, 2011 at 5:46 am

    This is the man that George Stephanopolis said, just last week, thatnthe president feared. I commented then on how ridiculous this is. Now the guy has shown that he has no stomach form the fight.

    It is incredible what has happened to the republican party. They and their henchmen have held power in this country for a generation and it took a young bi-racial man, who did not come from any form of wealth or power, to give a blow to their reign just by being who he is.

    They are running around like head-less chickens or festering in their own hate because the world changed on them while they were still still convinced of their relevance. But the ones at the top have only stood for their own power and it has taken the rest of the country to its knees. Finally, more people realize how they have been duped. The money and power did not trickle down for anyone. It was okay when they believed the lie that minorities and poor people were the problem (how can the powerless affect anything?), but now middle white Americans are suffering as well and it has brought enlightenment.

    While I am sure that more of the cast ofmthe muppet show will be out in days to come, we must remain vigilant and beware of complacency. We will work for PBO’s re-election even harder than we did before because the country and the world needs him and we love him. May God bless and protect him, his family, and those who work with them and our American Family.

  28. 90 Ceb
    May 15, 2011 at 5:57 am


    Thanks for the video. It settles the nerves and brings a smile.

  29. 91 halo
    May 15, 2011 at 7:19 am


  30. 92 Titti
    May 15, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Man down!! God told him not to run indeed – ok, talk about using the Lord’s name in vain.

    • 93 M
      May 15, 2011 at 7:39 am

      Oh, not that is perfectly said Titti! Thanks for the morning laugh!

    • 94 Bobfr
      May 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      P M Carpenter has another of his eloquent, cogent essays posted this morning on just that issue – the utter blasphemy of the Hukachicken:


      One quote:

      “In a classic Huckabee misdirection aimed at simpleminded Foxers and snakehandlers with voter registration cards, he blamed it on no one less than God Almighty.

      For me to do it apart from an inner confidence that I was undertaking it with God’s full blessing is simply unthinkable.

      I belong to no organized delusion, but that strikes even me as blasphemous. (Not that I believe the Creator of all the universe would give a nanosecond’s damn about the form in which Mike Huckabee — who perches on merely a speck of dust on the outer edge of one remote galaxy among 100 billion — again abused his religiosity).”

      You certainly will enjoy the remainder of it …

      Yes.We.Can. …. DO.More.Together!

  31. 95 CR
    May 15, 2011 at 8:31 am

    5/15/11 First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Spelman College Commencement Ceremony today at 3:00 PM EDT.

    Live Stream Broadcast: http://www.spelman.edu/live-streams

    For the article: http://www.spelman.edu/_ezpost/data/23224.shtml

  32. 97 joyce
    May 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    You all are so good so there’s nothing else to say, but I love comming here to sit in with family for awhile. We all love our beloved president and his family.

  33. 98 m
    May 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

    My kids were just listening to a Gonzo song on the radio that nearly made me cry form the sweetness of it. If that happens to be Gonzo crossed out above we might need to revise that. Gonzo is too good to be representing Huckabee. πŸ˜‰

  34. 99 martha
    May 15, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I’m glad someone else has stepped forward to defend the Muppets. Thank you M. I don’t understand why you are insulting and defaming the Muppets by comparing them to Republicans. The Muppets are adorable, funny, creative, culturally diverse, and have a silly light-hearted sense of humor – none of which applies to the Republicans. Unfortunately, I don’t have a suggestion for an appropriate substitute… yet. πŸ™‚

  35. 102 Perry
    May 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Good…one less Fruit Loop in the box…

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