There’s been some fair assessment from Republicans about how slightly lagging the Obama administration’s response has been to the events in Egypt.
Except people like McCain and Huckabee. Especially Huckabee.
Look, yes, we should be apprehensive about the situation and who gains power in Egypt. But! We should also be happy that Egypt wants to become a greater democracy in the region. We can’t be hypocrites here – we can’t just say, “BE A DEMOCRACY” to our Middle East friends and then go, “BUT ONLY THE DEMOCRACY WE WANT.” That’s not how democracies work – they reflect the social make-up of the people who live in that country.
So Mike Huckabee needs to just STFU. Boener and McConnel know the score. We need a united front when dealing with the Middle East, especially when the present administration is all about promoting peaceful democracy in the Middle East. Stop criticizing the President and the protesters about being pro-democracy, you fear-mongering asshat.