Skip to comments.Is Governor Huckabee Conservative Or Progressive ?
Posted on 04/22/2011 6:35:39 AM PDT by BillKneer
Voters everywhere are asking the same question: Is Governor Huckabee a conservative or a progressive? Progressivism is a modern marketing package to hide the fact that someone is a liberal. Since liberalism has lost popularity among the voters, this shrewd marketing plan was created to rebrand liberals as progressives so some voters might be fooled into voting for someone they would otherwise not support.
To find out whether Governor Huckabee is a conservative is simple. Look at his platform and his principles. When he ran to become the nominee of The Republican party in the past, he was the only leading candidate who proposed a system called The Fair Tax. Mike proposed eliminating all income taxes, social security taxes, estate taxes, gift taxes, capital gains taxes, alternative minimum taxes, corporate and small business self-employment taxes, and Medicare payroll taxes. He proposed simplifying the tax system so dramatically that there would be no more need for the IRS. In principle, he believes the Government should serve the people rather than cause them to experience great pain and paralyzing fear like many experience at tax time. By shutting down the IRS, he wants to make politicians focused on serving their constituents within limited Government constitutional boundaries.
Does that sound like any kind of progressive or liberal you have ever heard? Simple Answer: NO!
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Huck wll be whatever you want him to be.
The Huckster is a progressive.
He could probably be described as a nannyCon or a big Government Republican. Just the statement on this article alone that the government should ‘serve’ the people shows this disconnect. The government’s primary role is to defend individual liberty. It isn’t here to rule nor serve us.
conservative, progressive, ... who cares ...
words don’t count. Taking action does.
P.s. how about ‘Is huck a congressiv proservative ?’
I remember the first time I saw HuckaPHONY... Clinton was governor of Arkansas, and HuckaPHONY was a leisure suited TV preacher who played the guitar. 1983
I’m not sure what he is. He doesn’t sound conservative to me. He sounds like a politician who is willing to pile on conservatives. His approach is to rip on a true conservative so as to sound fair when he makes his conservative case. His method reminds me of Hatch, McCain, or Graham. And that tirade of his was just plain stupid. It was like the old saying, “Thou protest too much.” - Shakespeare.
If the huckster is a damn conservative I am the king of the world. You need to get off of whatever you are on.
When you’re in Arkansas and get hit 20% or more on a restaruant tab for taxes, you can thank Huck. He raised more taxes than any other gov.
He says one thing, then turns around and says something else. Liberal hiding behind a conservative facade
Huckabee is to the left of GWB on every single issue. Huckabee is a socialist...
Well, first, attacking the FairTax is not the way to go about claiming Huck is a Progressive
Karl Marx is the father of the Income Tax....are all people attacking the FairTax....Communists?
Huckabee is not a conservative
The FairTax is a good idea, a much better way to collect revenue without having the intrusion of the government
The Flat Tax proposed by some is still the Karl Marx Income Tax....it still punishes rich people for making money...even though it is not a graduated tax
Those who attack the FairTax must really love big government, UN Statist Free Trade, and Karl Marx
Huck is neither. He is a political pragmatist who will blow with whatever wind seems to serve his interests at any given time.
He hate the fair tax because of the socialist, unconstitutional prebate.
Answer: The same thing you need to be to win a senator race in Massachusetts.
Should be “I” not “he”
Huck is a goober
Why does this question even need to be asked? Its very clear that Huckabee is conservative on social issues like abortion but is a raging liberal on economic issues and nanny-statism. He’s a Christian Socialist, Compassionate Conservative, Nanny-State Conservative, George Bush on Steroids—take your pick of terms.
That is what I have thought about him for quite awhile now. I know he is a good man, but also think he is a weak man, politically speaking, with his finger in the air.
He’s neither. He’s a fraud.
Huck wll be whatever you want him to be.
Exactly! Could not have said it better myself. He has changed since he ran for the GOP nod in ‘08. Whomever this Anthony Devar is (the author of this article), he is as big a suck-up as The Huckster. I don’t trust Mike Huckabee.
You don’t understand the definition of a progressive.
Huckabee is a progressive. George Bush is a progressive.
These people are not friends of the American Experiment or the US Constitution.
Get on the right side of history here.
Huckabee is a pro-life liberal; a proponent of Big Government, nanny state, authoritarian, religious tyranny.
Constitutional conservatism is so far down on his list of priorities that he does not even rate a one on a scale of ten as a conservative.
EXPOSE THE SNAKE OIL SALESMAN RINO HUCKSTER
You MUST read these articles BEFORE considering the Huckster for federal office! You have been warned!!!
Reasons why Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is a RINO and no longer fit for public office
These are the tax hikes that FAUX-CONSERVATIVE ol' Huckabee signed into law while Governor:
Sales Tax, 1996 (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 11/07/96)
Gas and Diesel Fuel Taxes, 1999 (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 04/02/99, 04/25/99)
Sales Tax, 2000 (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 09/25/02)
Cigarette Tax, 2001 (Associated Press, 04/02/01)
Nursing Home Bed Tax, 2001 (Associated Press, 06/25/01)
Sales Tax, 2002 (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 11/15/02)
Income Surcharge Tax, 2003 (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 10/09/07)
Tobacco Tax, 2003 (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 10/09/07)
Internet Taxes, 2004 (Bond Buyer, 02/24/04)
From TheBattman - 6/7/7:
Long and short on Huckabee from his record:
1. Has been very strong on gun rights (CCW, protecting gun makers from stupid lawsuits).
2. Pro-Marriage: Marraige protection Act was his baby along with covenant marriage.
1. Supported taxes (Old-fashioned Tax-and-Spend politician)- engineered a 3% state income tax surcharge (a tax on the tax you paid in income tax) that was supposedly to make up for budget shortfalls - and then kept in in place a year longer than was necessary (and promised).
Raised fuel taxes
Encouraged the use of sales tax as an easy means of revenue boosting.
Opposed all efforts to reduce the sales tax on groceries and prescription drugs, even in years with a budget surplus. Heck, our new Democrat (liberal at that) Governor, under public pressure, agreed to a reduction in grocery sales tax...
2. ArKidsFirst - One of the larges social spending programs in Arkansas history was his baby. I dont have a problem with helping low income folks get medical care, but I know many folks on it that could afford regular coverage - but why when big gubmint will give it free?
3. Big Government - Huckabee, between his socialist healthcare moves, his heavy hand regarding tobacco use, his mandatory search lunchboxes of school kids health initiative, and massive expansion of most social programs...
4. Poor record of political appointments - just one example - Sheffield Nelson on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - who has single-handedly tarnished the organization and really pissed off sportsmen in the state with his obstructionist and blatantly anti-regular Joe initiatives.
5. Illegal Immigration - Huckabee actually called anyone against illegal immigration (those who wanted to prevent free tuition to illlegals, free social benefits to illegals, etc.) non-Christian.
6. Party Affiliation - Huckabee has chosen in the last couple of elections to not be supportive of Republican candidates, including Lt. Governor, when they were a solid conservative choice, preferring more moderate or even liberal candidates.
Im sure there is plenty more (maybe both pro and con) that others can add.
TheBattman 03/08/2006 4:06:54 PM CST Thanks OB1.... Another bit of news.. Anyone heard the news about our Socialist governer/wanna-be POTUS? He has worked out a deal with the Feds to give socialized medical care to Arkansans. Dave Elswick was griping this afternoon about it... Supposedly, Huckabee got a waver to be able to use Medicade funds to help provide health insurance for those in low to middle income jobs. If an employer who currently doesn't offer health insurance wants to (so it was put) offer insurance, the employer will kick in $15 per month for employees making up to 2 times the federal poverty level, and will have to kick in over $100 per month for those employees who make over that figure (doesn't make much sense to me). Also, this requires that the employer must cover either ALL employees or none. No picking and choosing which employees get it. The project will be paid for/supplemented with a combination of Federal and state tax dollars plus the employer contribution.
Don;t be taken in by HuckleChuckle.
He is the Elmer Gantry of the GOP.
This is not the act of a conservative ideologue. It is the act of a scheming political opportunist.
He hate the fair tax because of the socialist, unconstitutional prebate.
I would do away with the pre-bate. I can see many bothered by it. It still requires more government
It would lower the tax substantially to rid the prebate
Still it is much better than the Karl Marx Income Tax.
Unfortunately a good idea pushed by a liberal Huckabee
Is this your blog?
Why don’t you post the full text, according to forum guidelines?
Why are you excerpting?
This site is not on the excerpt list.
Also, do you ever respond to posts in the threads you host, or are you the "post-and-run" type?
“GOD fearing America loving Conservatives so they attack them at every opportunity.. “
There is a big difference in what you describe and Theocrats that claim to be Christians but are Bible carrying Liberals that just want to tell us how they will run our lives.
The HUCK is a HUCKSTER!!
Phyllis Schlafly comments on Huckabee’s lack of conservatism :
Phyllis Schlafly, president of the national Eagle Forum, is even more blunt. “He [Huckabee] destroyed the conservative movement in Arkansas, and left the Republican Party a shambles,” she says. “Yet some of the same evangelicals who sold us on George W. Bush as a ‘compassionate conservative’ are now trying to sell us on Mike Huckabee.”
Huck a duck is a RINO...all I need to know.
The author is wrong in one major respect. Since the nineteen forties the term Progressive has been used to hide a pro-Marxist leaning. It still does. It really has nothing to do with hiding the Liberal label. The actuality is that 20th Century Liberalism is as dead as Hubert Humphrey.
Please post the full content of your article so that those of us who will not click on blog links may read what you have to say.
Mike Huckabee released cop killer Maurice Clemmons ... People died because of Huck’s stupidity.
He’s a Christian socialist who bastardizes Christianity for political expediency.
The Huckster is just that - a political hustler propped up by media and elites. What has he done of substance? nothing! He is out to make money for himself, and is a 100% RINO to boot! JMHO
christian socialist is how i describe him.
he’s very conservative on abortion, gay marriage, prayer in schools, defending the bible.. but still wants to run a huge nanny state gov’t that is involved in, and rules day to day life.
Huck is a total RINO. Thank God he won’t run because he is making too much money with his TV show. Now if we could just get Mitt a gig on Fox.
is pope catholic?
Huckabee was a tax-hiking pro-amnesty governor. During the campaign, he was also a bigot.
Those aside, he is a great conservative.
Huck from What I’e seen is that he is a BIG GO\/ERNMENT Conser\/ati\/e. That is the wrost kind!!
Huckabee is a typical wanna-be, RINO elite, hoping to schmooze his way into the good graces of those who choose the nominee. Like Gingrich, he will cajole, sell out, betray and do anything he considers necessary to keep himself in the good graces of the party ruling class. He’s as trustworthy as Chuck Schumer.
Southern Baptists voting for Huckabee = blacks voting for Obama. Same day, different plantation.
Huck's first instinct is to view the state as the solution, not the (previously) free citizens of our Republic.
You post many threads without responding to the comments. Will this be another one?
Christian-Socialist is an oxymoron....as is Christian-Marxist. Huck is a New Ager....a psuedo-Christian. He uses the words of Christ to twist and deform the true meaning of Christianity—As all fake Christians....they think government putting a gun to the back of the head of taxpayers is charity. Many of his “compassionate” ideas come out of the head of Hegel and Marx....both atheists.
Seems some of my links came out wrong. They have the number to this thread for some reason followed by the link to the other articles. You’ll have to search by title for the articles that don’t work or try to erase the part of the link that corresponds to this article and use the rest.
For example the link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2708887/www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2640650/posts
Should have been really:
Not sure what went wrong but as I said: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2708887/posts is this link to this article and so that first part on most of the links is the number of this post.
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