Grifters Gotta Grift

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Elmer Gantry cosplayer Mike Huckabee has a side hustle goin’: ripping off kids!

“Learn Our History, the company that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee co-founded in 2011 “to make it fun for kids to learn American history,” has spent the past week funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Facebook ads promoting a “no-risk” deal. The two-time presidential candidate’s firm said it’s giving away its educational booklets — such as “The Kids Guide to President Trump” — for free, or just $1 per item, in a “patriotic bundle” special.

“…But the offer is far from free. Parents across the country described a bait-and-switch scheme that they said duped them into signing up for $20-per-month subscriptions without their knowledge. Many said that Learn Our History ignored their repeated requests to cancel the subscriptions, leaving them locked into payments for products that they never wanted in the first place — all so their children can learn Huckabee’s version of history, which critics described as “pretend,” “kiddie propaganda” and “full of Christian nationalist revisionism and right-wing political propaganda.”

That sounds about right. If you cannot legitimately teach your indoctrination lessons to Possum Hollar, then trick the rubes into paying for it. 

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6 Responses to Grifters Gotta Grift

  1. beckymaenot says:

    No-one will be surprised by this- except for the T-rubes (= Trump RepUBlicans) who fell for it.

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  2. MDavis says:

    “One time payment!” != Monthly payment. Changing prices just adds spice to the fraud.
    These folks are almost certainly eligible to join a class action suit, if anyone can find a lawyer to take it on.

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    I have zero sympathy for anybody bigoted and stupid enough to seek knowledge from Huckster.

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  4. Dennis Cole says:

    I wonder if it’s changed their thinking at all; how maybe, just maybe, these guys might be dishonest, or even worse? Did the wool finally get lifted, once they learned they’d been grifted?

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  5. roket says:

    This Elmer Gantry cosplayer doesn’t need to tear down no stinking statue to change history. Kiddie porn is where the money’s at.

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