Democrat haters take great joy in ruining things for other people, and they did that again this week when they destroyed former Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee’s new job.
Huckabee was elected to the Country Music Association Foundation board, but resigned after a major public backlash.
On Wednesday the philanthropic arm of the Foundation named the former governor as a member of its 12 person board.
In a press release it said that the Foundation works on “improving and sustaining music education programs all across the United States, working to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music education,” Joe Galante, chairman of the CMA Foundation, wrote, Billboard reported. “As we continue to advance social change, it’s incredibly important to continue expanding our executive board of directors with dynamic leaders.”
It said that it chose former Gov. Huckabee because of his experience in education reform and the fact that Huckabee, who is a musician, is a fan of country music.
But liberals could not leave it alone and voiced anger at his election to the board.
Within 24 hours of Huckabee’s election, Jason Owen, who heads Sandbox Management which represents Little Big Town, Faith Hill, Kacey Musgraves and other artists, wrote a letter saying that his clients would no longer support the charity.
Because no charity deserves support if they treat Republicans as humans.
Owen called Huckabee’s election to the board “grossly offensive” and “a detrimentally poor choice by CMA and its leaders.”
Keep in mind that many liberal Hollywood celebrities who support the murder of unborn babies are involved in charities and no one appears to mind.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must let you know moving forward, Sandbox and Monument will no longer support the CMA Foundation in any way (this includes everyone we represent collectively) considering the heartbreaking news shared today regarding Mike Huckabee appointee/elected to the CMA Foundation,” Owen, who is openly gay, wrote. “Further, we find it hard to support the organization as a whole as a result.”
“I have a child and two on the way. This man has made it clear that my family is not welcome in his America. And the CMA has opened their arms to him, making him feel welcome and relevant. Huckabee speaks of the sort of things that would suggest my family is morally beneath his and uses language that has a profoundly negative impact upon young people all across this country. Not to mention how harmful and damaging his deep involvement with the NRA is. What a shameful choice. I will not participate in any organization that elevates people like this to positions that amplify their sick voices,” he wrote.
The former governor resigned from the foundation to avoid damaging it, but he had a message for Owen and his band of complainers, The Washington Post reported.
“I genuinely regret that some in the industry were so outraged by my appointment that they bullied the CMA and the Foundation with economic threats and vowed to withhold support for the programs for students if I remained,” Huckabee wrote.
“The message here is ‘Hate Wins.’ Bullies succeeded in making it untenable to have ‘someone like me’ involved. I would imagine however that many of the people who buy tickets and music are not that ‘unlike me,” he said.
The incident was not the subject of the media attention it would have been if a liberal was forced to resign from a charity.
Which begs the question, what would country music fans say about this bullying if they were aware of it?