The Hill reports:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee fired back at conservative talk host Glenn Beck Thursday, accusing Beck of likening him to a “Nazi” over his support for First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign.
On his radio show earlier this week, Glenn Beck labeled Huckabee a “progressive” for supporting Obama’s anti-obesity initiative, which has been roundly criticized by some on the right. Writing on the website of his political action committee Thursday, Huckabee took exception to that characterization, noting it’s a term Beck has equated to “cancer” and “Nazi.”
“What did I do that apparently caused him to link me to a fatal disease and a form of government that murdered millions of innocent Jews?” Huckabee wrote. “I had the audacity—not of hope—but the audacity to give respect to the efforts of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to address childhood obesity.”
Huckabee said while he has clear differences with the policies of President Obama, he has “appreciated” the First Lady’s efforts to combat childhood obesity — efforts Huckabee said Beck misrepresented “either out of ignorance or out of a deliberate attempt to distort them to create yet another ‘boogey man’ hiding in the closet that he and only he can see.”