Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Compares Mike Huckabee To A Bible Thumping Child Molester

Speaking with Details magazine, Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong dishes on his politics and slams Fox New contributor and former Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin.

DETAILS: Over the past few years, the band’s political messages have become increasingly amplified. Is there a risk to that?

Billie Joe Armstrong: It dawned on me at the end of the last tour that things had become heavy. It’s a fucking balancing act, man. And you don’t want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics. I don’t want to become Rage Against the Machine. Bono is having dinner with George Bush to get money from him. I don’t operate that way. I stick to my opinions.

DETAILS: Meanwhile, the political climate gets more and more toxic.

Billie Joe Armstrong: The Democrats are a bunch of fucking pussies. It was so smart for the Republicans to embrace the Tea Party: “We don’t believe everything you say, but we’ll listen to you.” I get more confused every day. Then I feel like I’m not doing enough. It starts to make my head explode. Maybe I should go talk to the troops in Afghanistan.

DETAILS: You could just write an anti-Palin song. Or is that too easy?

Billie Joe Armstrong: I listen to the shit that comes out of her mouth, and I’m just in awe. These are Sunday-school teachers becoming politicians. Mike Huckabee? He’s the guy that diddled you while holding the Bible. He’s so soft-spoken, so Mr. Rogers. Palin is the same—it’s this sneaky way to make Americans feel comfortable, but you know they’re rotten to the core.

It’s one thing to disagree with someone politically, but comparing them to a child molester is a pretty low blow.   Come on Billie Joe, that’s no way to treat a fellow musician…

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVUMX655EOR32KA2ITNE5JRBSA David Anderson

    Isn’t Billie Joe a girl’s name?

  • Paul Hooson

    This is simply an outrageous comment from the punk rocker. Mike Huckabee is an entirely decent man who got his start as a right hand aide to evangelist James Robison. Neither have ever been accused of any misconduct. I suspect that Billy Joe’s politics probably are inspired by anarchist’s thinking more than anything where he simply despises all forms of authority. Probably his wacky thoughts won’t hurt his cd sales among the type of buyers who are attracted to his music though.

    • Willschock

      i dont give a fuck what any1 says, Billie Joe kicks ass and can say wtf he wants, LONG LIVE GREEN DAY!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCAE2YLUCM3EC2LYRX3KTP66U penguin

    Watch Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and director Michael Mayer discuss the band, the music, and American Idiot: http://f4a­.tv/e7YCcx

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  • Dexthedarkdefender

    I back billie on both comments.
    And no Billie Joe is not a “girls name” it’s the name of the leader of the greatest band that ever was.

  • Dexthedarkdefender

    I back billie on both comments.
    And no Billie Joe is not a “girls name” it’s the name of the leader of the greatest band that ever was.