GOP 12: Huck vs Rush on Obama Mike Huckabee, speaking to the Hudson Union Society earlier this month (Nov 2). When he [Barack Obama] was at Dover the other day, and went there to pay respect for soldiers, I heard a lot of people on the Right say "Aw, that's just a cheap photo-op." No, I think it was the Commander-in-Chief of our military paying respect to a dead soldier, and I'm grateful that he did that, and I was proud of him for doing that. And I think we all -- as Americans -- should give him credit for doing that. When he and Michele hosted the tricker-treaters on Halloween, quit finding something wrong with that. Say "Good, I'm glad that he and the First Lady are treating children to an experience at the White House", and I just find it deplorable that some people on my end of the aisle want to find everything wrong and nothing right about the man as a man." Huckabee Calls Knee-Jerk GOP Attacks On Obama 'Deplorable' And 'Shameful' During a relatively unnoticed speech in early November, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said he found it "deplorable" and "shameful" that his fellow Republicans were attacking the president for even the most trivial or well-intentioned matters.