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Huckabee on Emmys: A Night of GOP-Bashing, 'Left-Wing Clichés'

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By    |   Monday, 19 Sep 2016 02:00 PM

Mike Huckabee turned TV critic on Monday and blasted the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards as a "self-congratulatory" mishmash where Republicans are attacked whenever possible.

"It's long since ceased honoring the best in television and become an evening of self-congratulatory virtual-signaling, where everyone slams whatever Republican is in the news," the former Arkansas governor said on his Facebook page.

"Awards are given to whatever shows most promote the social justice warrior crusade du jour, and all the winners compete to see who can spout the most left-wing clichés while the audience competes to see who can cheer them the loudest."

Huckabee, who unsuccessfully ran for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and now supports Donald Trump, said he was rankled at the acceptance speech by Jill Soloway, "who was rewarded for promoting transgender rights under the guise of winning Best Directing for a Comedy Series for "Transparent."

"[She] used her speech to shout, "Fight the patriarchy!" The crowd loved it, the leftwing media had hot flashes, and everyone more mature than a freshman at Brown rolled their eyes," Huckabee said.

Soloway, who is also the creator of "Transparent" — a series about the transgender patriarch of a Los Angeles family — also turned the screws on Donald Trump.

"Jews were other-ized in Nazi Germany to gain political power for Hitler, and right now Donald Trump is doing the same thing," Soloway said.

"He's other-izing people. He calls women pigs if they don't look like beauty pageant contestants; he blames Muslims and Mexicans for our problems; he makes fun of disabled people, this is other-izing with a capital 'O.'"

Huckabee quoted Trump supporter @KittyMoore4Trmp who he said tweeted "a great observation: that liberals want to 'fight the patriarchy' while importing the most patriarchal culture in the world and criminalizing criticism of it."

He said he was also disgusted by a cheap quip about the late Sen. Fred Thompson, a Tennessee Republican who went on to become a successful actor on TV shows including "Law & Order" and in movies like "The Hunt for Red October" and "In the Line of Fire."

"Just when you thought it couldn't sink any lower, someone used the 'In Memoriam' segment that honors actors who've passed away to make a subtle slam at the late Sen. Fred Thompson," he said.

"They did it by juxtaposing his mention with a derogatory line from the late Abe Vigoda, which showed disrespect for him as well."

That moment came when Thompson was featured saying, "I'm a politician. I'm allowed to have an opinion."

The clip was followed by Vigoda, who starred in TV's "Barney Miller" and appeared in "The Godfather," saying: "Glad I didn't vote for him."

"Look, I get that the Emmys now exist to hand out prizes for promoting leftwing causes (consider how many real comedy directors got the shaft so that the deathly unfunny "Transparent" could be honored)," Huckabee said.

"But could they at least lay off the political harangues for three minutes while they honor the dead? It's like going to a funeral and discovering that the eulogy consists of someone reading MSNBC transcripts."

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