Huckabee’s ‘history’ cartoon teaches kids to idolize Reagan

By David Edwards
Friday, May 13, 2011 14:41 EDT
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Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is hoping to earn a few extra bucks by teaching children his own special view of history.

The Fox News host has launched a series of cartoons that he hopes will correct the “blame America first” attitude.

“When it comes to American history, our nation is facing an epidemic,” Huckabee said in his pitch on the Learn Our History website. “Schools across the country have turned their backs on our children by distorting facts, imposing political biases, and changing the messages behind the important lessons of our history.”

In the first $15 episode, members of the Time Travel Academy use their time machine bicycle to go back and explore “The Reagan Revolution.”

“Journey to a time when America suffered from a financial, international and moral crisis,” the cartoon’s trailer suggests.

To illustrate its point, the cartoon depicts a black man with a knife wearing a “disco” tank top. “Gimme yo’ money!” he says.

The second episode, “Origins of World War II,” shows Adolph Hitler alongside skinheads in 1938.

Twelve more episodes are planned through November 2012.

On his radio show Friday, the former Arkansas governor said that he would make “a very important announcement” Saturday on his Fox News show Huckabee.

“Governor Huckabee will announce tomorrow night on his program whether or not he intends to explore a presidential bid,” Huckabee executive producer Woody Fraser said in a statement.

Huckabee’s 2008 campaign manager, Ed Rollins, has told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t expect a presidential run this cycle.

Watch this video from Learn Our History, uploaded May 9, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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