Skip to comments.HORRIBLE HUCK; PUSHING POPULIST PAP
Posted on 12/03/2007 10:04:42 AM PST by Eric Blair 2084
On the Republican side, Mike Huckabee's candidacy rests on serial non sequiturs: I am a Christian, therefore I am a conservative, therefore whatever I have done or propose to do with "compassionate," meaning enlarged, government is conservatism. And by the way, anything I denote as a "moral" issue is beyond debate other than by the uncaring forces of greed.
His is a moralist's version of the intellectual vanity once ascribed to Oxford's Benjamin Jowett:
My name is Jowett
Of Balliol College;
If I don't know it,
It is not knowledge.
Many Iowans think it would be wise to nominate a candidate who, when the Republicans were asked during a debate to raise their hands if they do not believe in evolution, raised his. But, then, Huckabee believes America can be energy independent in 10 years, so he has peculiar views about more than paleontology.
Huckabee combines pure moralism with incoherent populism: He wants Washington to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in public, show more solicitude for Americans of modest means and impose more protectionism, thereby raising the cost of living for Americans of modest means.
Although Huckabee is considered affable, two subliminal but clear enough premises of his Iowa attack on Mitt Romney are unpleasant: The almost 6 million American Mormons who consider themselves Christians are mistaken about that. And - 55 million non-Christian Americans should take note - America must have a Christian president.
If Huckabee succeeds in derailing Romney's campaign by raising a religious test for presidential eligibility, that will be clarifying: In one particular, America was more enlightened a century ago.
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George Will endorses Rudy...Rudy and Huckabee are friendly (see last debate)...speculation abounds that Rudy would choose Huck to be his VP in order to throw socons a token and keep them on board...so why does George Will go out of his way to flame Huckabee??????
Huckabee is a fake, a phony and a fraud.
Get out of the race, you fake-phony-2-bit-fraud! /bob grant
I just heard Rush discuss the new Rasmussen poll showing Huckabee gaining ground against Rudy in the national poll.
Then, in a clear reference to Huckabee, Rush said that the Drive-by Media will build up the Republican candidate who THEY think is going to be the easiest to defeat in the general election. Then once the candidates are nominated, they will start to tear down the very same GOP candiate that they praised during the primaries.
To maintain the appearance of journalistic integretity? Bleah and double bleah.
GO DUNCAN HUNTER!
I don’t much like George Will either. I think he often gets things wrong, or at least sideways.
This is one of those times. The problem with HuckaNanny isn’t his Christianity, it’s his pure, unbridled socialism.
Socialism sucks. Period. Even if pushed by a Baptist Minister.
We all understand that he is a phony and a fraud who would gladly accept a VP spot on a pro baby killing Rudy ticket in order to gain power to enact his Health Fanaticism, and straighten out the fatties and the smokers.
But why does a Rudy teammate like Will, bash Huckabee. Of course George Will is right on this one but....
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Christopher John Dodd
Johnny Reid Edwards
Maurice Robert Gravel
Dennis John Kucinich
Barack Hussein Obama
William Blaine Richardson III
Rudolph William Louis Giuliani
Michael Dale Huckabee
John Sidney McCain III
Ronald Ernest Paul
Willard Mitt Romney
George and Rudy have to keep the Huckster in his place (as VP that is).
I wonder when his campaign will finally get some traction.
I think Will agrees with you 100%. I didn't see where he criticized Christianity or Christians in this piece at all.
Maybe. But it seemed typical sideways-Will to me. Made more of an issue of not raising his hand for evolution than raising Arkansas taxes.
“George Will endorses Rudy...Rudy and Huckabee are friendly (see last debate)...speculation abounds that Rudy would choose Huck to be his VP in order to throw socons a token and keep them on board...so why does George Will go out of his way to flame Huckabee??????”
Answer: Will should never have been anything but a sportswriter. He is way out of his league.
Rasmussen daily tracking polls today showed Guilianni at 20% and Huckabee at 17%. That’s where this attack comes from . . . Will the shill for his man Rudy.
Dunno...but he’s right about Huck.
Huckabee appeals to the segment of Evangelicals that feel that being Christian and in politics means you must impose those values by legislative fiat.
Nothing could be further from the truth.