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Huckabee Scolds the Tea Party Groups: ‘Politics Is Not Theology’
Mediaite ^ | December 14, 2013 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 12/15/2013 4:46:32 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee weighed in on the escalating feud between establishment Republican politicians and conservative activist groups on Saturday. Asked for his thoughts on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) admonition of the idealized purism advocated by some outside groups, Huckabee sympathized with Boehner saying that governing is more difficult than activism and “politics is not theology.”

Huckabee began by saying that Boehner was not scolding the tea party movement but conservative groups that capitalize on that movement. He added that some of those groups appear to have an “all or nothing mindset” and that this mentality more often results in getting “nothing.”

“When the movement becomes, sort of, focused in a handful of groups that are raising funds to attack Republicans and the criteria for being attacked is the difference you might have in the tactic of the party, not the philosophy of the party, I think that is what Boehner and the others are really reacting to,” Huckabee continued.

“Governing is tough,” he continued. “Politics is not theology. It’s easy to be pure when you are talking about theology.”

Watch the clip below via Fox News Channel:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Arkansas; Ohio; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: arkansas; astroturf; boehner; finos; gop; huckabee; johnboehner; mikehuckabee; teaparty; tpino
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1 posted on 12/15/2013 4:46:32 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up, Suckabee


2 posted on 12/15/2013 4:48:03 AM PST by Phinneous
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Huckabee Scolds the Tea Party Groups: ‘Politics Is Not Theology’"

So says the lightweight third stringer at both.
3 posted on 12/15/2013 4:50:06 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, Huck has gone RINO.
Next thing, he’ll raise taxes—then let in thirty million Mehhiccaan illegals............

....no, wait..........


4 posted on 12/15/2013 4:50:28 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: Flintlock

BEEN gone RINO, for quite some time now.


5 posted on 12/15/2013 4:52:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It never ceases to amaze how so many LOSERS feel it’s their right to ‘lecture’ the WINNERS.

WINNERS: 2010 = Tea Party

LOSERS: 2008 = Huckabee, McCain, and so many others


6 posted on 12/15/2013 4:52:25 AM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish he had “scolded’ Todd Akin when this Missouri Senate candidate (non-Tea Party) asked for his advice on whether to stay in the race against McAskill after his idiot comments about rape. Instead, Huckabee egged him on and told him not to quit, Akin stayed in the race and gave us six more years of a senator who anyone else would have defeated.


7 posted on 12/15/2013 4:53:25 AM PST by laconic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I remember Rick Warren being hailed as the quintessential conservative and having quite the following on FR.

Theology proved not to be a reliable predictor of political philosophy.

8 posted on 12/15/2013 4:57:04 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think we’re willing to compromise on a good many things, just not the big ones he wants us to compromise on.


9 posted on 12/15/2013 4:57:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...and opportunistic machinations are not faith.


10 posted on 12/15/2013 4:57:54 AM PST by rsobin
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To: laconic
The liberal disease rears it's ugly head and infects
11 posted on 12/15/2013 4:58:15 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee eats squirrels and roadkill and lectures who?
12 posted on 12/15/2013 5:00:08 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He added that some of those groups appear to have an “all or nothing mindset” and that this mentality more often results in getting “nothing.”

As opposed to establishment Republicans like Huckabee who aim for nothing right up front.

13 posted on 12/15/2013 5:01:43 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your theology shows in how you live your life, the choices you make and ultimately how you vote. God says we will be held accountable for even the smallest things we do, say and think. “In Him we live and move and have our being!” Christians can’t escape theology, Christ is the living theology that dwells in men’s hearts!


14 posted on 12/15/2013 5:07:25 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Secret Societies are like Sasquatch, you never catch one but they do leave footprints!)
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To: Phinneous

He is just trying to maintain his Fox gig as another in a long line of GOPe’ers.


15 posted on 12/15/2013 5:09:56 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Huckster fails yet again. He needs to hang out at DU / DailyKos / MoveOn for a month or so to get an understanding that liberalism really is a religion.

OK, I don't really dislike Huckabee that much. Maybe he could hang out there for a week, just to soak up the warmth and charm.

16 posted on 12/15/2013 5:12:04 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Be content with your lot. It is better to eat the crumbs that have fallen off the table than to demand your fair share. Just do what the Democrats want, but slower. America was great while it lasted, but it’s glory days are over. Surrender. Give up. Resistance is futile. Poverty and failure are the future, embrace them.”


17 posted on 12/15/2013 5:13:33 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess this is why some keep begging him to run again.


18 posted on 12/15/2013 5:17:27 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Politics is not theology. It’s easy to be pure when you are talking about theology.”

So now the IRS is perfectly justified for singling out Tea Party groups?


19 posted on 12/15/2013 5:18:07 AM PST by Rock N Jones
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To: Phinneous

Another jerk speaks.


20 posted on 12/15/2013 5:22:49 AM PST by mulligan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s slitting his own throat. Let him.


21 posted on 12/15/2013 5:23:19 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee Scolds the Tea Party Groups: ‘Politics Is Not Theology’

Poor old Huck...desperately seeking relevance. Go polish up your halo, Huck and leave the hard stuff to the adults.

22 posted on 12/15/2013 5:24:55 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“. He added that some of those groups appear to have an “all or nothing mindset” and that this mentality more often results in getting “nothing.”

My recent choices have been restricted to more socialism or nothing. Under that circumstance, I choose nothing.


23 posted on 12/15/2013 5:25:34 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckabee should be in prison as an accessory to murder TWICE!

This…man a role model?

Ptuh!


24 posted on 12/15/2013 5:27:42 AM PST by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gee...and I always thought principles were NON-negotiable. I guess I should be glad Huckster cleared that up.
25 posted on 12/15/2013 5:31:05 AM PST by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The United States is not a carcass to be colligially divided between the good yotes and the bad yotes.


26 posted on 12/15/2013 5:31:23 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: tacticalogic

Rick Warren ain’t all that hot with his Chrislam /Dianetics theology either.


27 posted on 12/15/2013 5:31:59 AM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Phinneous

I always knew that Huckabee was a poser. He’s a rino just like the rest of them.


28 posted on 12/15/2013 5:32:15 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee began by saying that Boehner was not scolding the tea party movement but conservative groups that capitalize on that movement.

There is a problem with conservative groups supporting the TEA Party?

29 posted on 12/15/2013 5:33:14 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one asked you, Gomer, so stuff it.


30 posted on 12/15/2013 5:33:45 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: noprogs
Rick Warren ain’t all that hot with his Chrislam /Dianetics theology either.

He had a lot of people here fooled back during the Clinton administration.

31 posted on 12/15/2013 5:37:42 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

...and W’s ......and Obama’s.....and Hillary’s to come.


32 posted on 12/15/2013 5:42:49 AM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At the very heart of self-governance is the ability to, first, be able to govern...the self. Bringing one’s desires, passions, thoughts, tendencies, weaknesses under control. In creating such a form of government, the Founders understood this. As many of them were either christian or well aware of the biblical understanding of this concept, they were also aware that this is not [totally] possible (our natures are tainted by sin) and that in order for a people to be self-governing, they would have to be God-relying. They would be a people willing to humble themselves under the mighty hand of God that, in due time, they would be exalted. They would at least need to be conscious of the correctness of the biblical view of human nature. Sadly, this is not the case any longer.

Apart from a christian perspective of this...apart from a biblical understanding of the propensities of the flesh and its tendencies toward sin, self-governance is impossible. The target (self-control/self-governance) will shift and shift some more until SELF is in charge (and not under control). So, yes, split hairs about the separation of church and state. Divorce religion from politics. Ignore the understanding that those early fathers set in motion at our nation’s founding. But once, done, do not wonder why we are the way we are.


33 posted on 12/15/2013 5:45:43 AM PST by MarDav
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To: Lazamataz

I wouldn’t call him classic RINO…I’d call him a pro life liberal…..and a popesque economic populist idiot.


34 posted on 12/15/2013 5:49:05 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: lowbridge

And the irony is, Huckster only won votes in 2008 of the “all or nothing” folks on a couple of issues…..and now he’s out criticizing the “all or nothingz” crowd because those issues of liberty and freedom and smaller government aren’t his pet issues?

What a less than brilliant tool this man is.


35 posted on 12/15/2013 5:51:29 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


36 posted on 12/15/2013 6:03:01 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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“When the movement becomes, sort of, focused in a handful of groups that are raising funds to attack Republicans and the criteria for being attacked is the difference you might have in the tactic of the party, not the philosophy of the party, I think that is what Boehner and the others are really reacting to,” Huckabee continued.


37 posted on 12/15/2013 6:04:39 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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‘Politics Is Not Theology’

Well governor, if you listen to 0bama, Reid, Pelosi, and others in the democRAT party, you would rightly conclude that politics is a religion.

5.56mm

38 posted on 12/15/2013 6:07:38 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Politics is hard...Whine whine whine!

Politics is so hard because politicians like Huck and the GOPe are so soft...

We need real leadership, Cruz 2016!


39 posted on 12/15/2013 6:08:47 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: tacticalogic
Rick Warren didn't fool me.....

I was never one of his 'followers'......

40 posted on 12/15/2013 6:11:14 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: mulligan
Johnny B's attacks against his own party's base are forcing members of the party to publicly choose a side ... and with Huckabee yet another otherwise fine man has come down on the side of the "gopes" (i.e., GOP Elite).

If the party leaders fought this hard to preserve traditional American values and protect the Constitution -- as they were elected and promised to do -- the in-fighting would stop. Doesn't the emotionally-charged Johnny B realize that without the conservative base we'll lose the House, he'll lose his speakership (if not his job!), and the Democrat Socialists will have complete rule over Americans for the last two years of the petty tyrant's reign? I've concluded that Johnny B is not an idiot as so many are now saying ... he's a fool.

41 posted on 12/15/2013 6:11:31 AM PST by glennaro
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That big-tent-Dem-lite hasn’t worked so well and you professional politicians keep dissing the conservative base/Tea Party faction.

That doesn’t seem to be such a winning strategy.

If it were not for the Tea Party/conservatives of 2010, the Republicans wouldn’t even have a majority in the House.
42 posted on 12/15/2013 6:35:56 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy
If it were not for the Tea Party/conservatives of 2010, the Republicans wouldn’t even have a majority in the House.

So true…and if it were not for the Contract With America conservatives of 1994, we wouldn't have had the House from 95 thru 2006 either. Ironcially, Boehner was part of that CWA take over in 94 mid terms….and the beneficiary of the 2010 TP mid terms….and he's fighting the very forces that made both of those possible……SO DAMNED MADDENING!!!

43 posted on 12/15/2013 6:47:36 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Notice how fat and slovenly he is looking... been feeding at the trough a little too long.


44 posted on 12/15/2013 6:53:34 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huck, how come Republican Grand Compromises inevitably take America a little further to the Left each time?

Answer that question, and you will understand why the time has come for a little old time fire and brimstone religion on spending restraint.

The MSM made the same accusations about Ronald Reagan, and he is literally the only political figure in the last eighty years who succeeded in pushing the pendulum a little bit back toward the Right...for a while.

45 posted on 12/15/2013 6:53:39 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Status quo Republidems.

They like their position and power. Win or lose the majority, they still get their turn at the money troughs. They are content with that.


46 posted on 12/15/2013 6:56:07 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: Rock N Jones
"So now the IRS is perfectly justified for singling out Tea Party groups?"

I have said before that when the democrats hate you, the republicans hate you, the media hates you, Wall Street hates you, the TBTF banks hate you, the Unions hate you and the IRS is after you.......

We must be on the right track!

Every single one of these pigs are at the trough stealing our money and living large on our children's patrimony.

F'em all!

47 posted on 12/15/2013 6:56:32 AM PST by Pietro
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You better wake up Mayberry, liberalism is a theology and winning.

Pray America is Waking


48 posted on 12/15/2013 7:05:07 AM PST by bray (Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Pietro

“We must be on the right track!”

Seems more like the left track to me. Elections due in 2014, IRS abuses, Benghazi tragedy, Obamacare disaster, Middle East quagmire and Republican leadership running around like a chicken with it’s head chopped off!


49 posted on 12/15/2013 7:08:55 AM PST by Rock N Jones
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To: cripplecreek
I think we’re willing to compromise on a good many things, just not the big ones he wants us to compromise on.

He must love the Senate compromise on Obamacare or, hey Mike, how about that great example of bipartisanship on the nuclear option?

50 posted on 12/15/2013 7:10:25 AM PST by Kenny
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