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Huckabee says he's a threat to the GOP establishment
Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan. 13, 2008 | By Rick Pearson

Posted on 01/13/2008 6:35:51 AM PST by jdm

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Mike Huckabee broadened his populist-inspired appeal for support in Michigan on Saturday, saying he viewed his presidential campaign as a "cause" that represents a threat to the Republican establishment in Washington.

With polls showing support in Michigan's Republican primary Tuesday to be extremely fluid among Mitt Romney, John McCain and Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor also lashed out at candidates who campaign on a theme of opposing abortion but do little about it when they get into office.

"We're people who will no longer just allow people to get elected, promising that they're listening to us about the sanctity of human life," Huckabee said. "We want to elect people who will do something about protecting human life."

Speaking to about 400 people in a ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Huckabee said he loved being in the GOP, "but I love my country even more."

"I'm asking you today to be a part of something that is a lot more than just a campaign. I want to think it's a cause," Huckabee said.

"Apparently my candidacy comes as somewhat of a threat to a lot of the Republicans in the Republican establishment -- some of the folks who have run the party in the Washington circles," he said. "They've maybe not understood that the heart and soul of the Republican Party is only as strong as the heart and soul of the rest of America."

(Excerpt) Read more at contracostatimes.com ...


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Huckabee says he's a threat to the GOP establishment

LOL. Got that right.

1 posted on 01/13/2008 6:35:52 AM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

He a threat to the party. Hello Whigsville GOP!!


2 posted on 01/13/2008 6:36:48 AM PST by Sybeck1 (McCain or Huckabee will never see my support at the ballot box)
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To: jdm

Yeah, Huckabee is a “THREAT”! Huckabee is correct; he is a
“THREAT” to America!!


3 posted on 01/13/2008 6:38:19 AM PST by Paige ("Facts are stubborn things." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: jdm

Can he say it any clearer, “Vote for me... I’m a RINO?”


4 posted on 01/13/2008 6:38:25 AM PST by TN4Liberty (Fred Thompson - the candidate for grownups.)
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To: jdm

“Huckabee says he’s a threat to the GOP establishment”

In exactly the same sense that the Communist Party is a threat. :-P


5 posted on 01/13/2008 6:38:45 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: jdm
He is no threat to the GOP as it is now a Big circus Tent. He is just wants to be the main ringmaster over the rest of the clowns.
6 posted on 01/13/2008 6:39:09 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: jdm

“Huckabee says he’s a threat to the GOP establishment”

No, he’s more of the same.

Another “compassionate” (read: big government) conservative.

No thank you!


7 posted on 01/13/2008 6:39:15 AM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jdm
This calls for popcorn..



8 posted on 01/13/2008 6:40:06 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Huck vs.Truck...... ........ the Truck wins................... Fred08)
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To: jdm

How does he threaten the GOP establishment? He agrees with that establishment on every issue except abortion.


9 posted on 01/13/2008 6:40:30 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: jdm

Huck is once again appealing to liberals. Huck should change his party to Democrat and get it over with.


10 posted on 01/13/2008 6:40:41 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Fred will crush the beast and send her back through the gates of hell.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Huckabee was a Democrat.


11 posted on 01/13/2008 6:42:47 AM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Sybeck1

What we are afraid to see is that the American people have become more and more attuned to government taking care of them, and I don’t just mean welfare recipients. We want gov’t. to educate our kids, pay for their college, watch after our health, tell us what to eat and drink, make sure the old folks are taken care of, let them tell us what we can drive, and on and on and on. We have abrogated responsibility for our own lives and for caring for our families and ask Uncle Sam to be our daddy.

This seems to be what most people expect now. How can you believe people want to be free when they meakly allow bureaucrats to dictate even the most mundane aspects of our lives, such as toilets, light bulbs, and household appliances?

I hate to be so pessimistic, but it seems that we are going the way of Europe. Conservatism is pretty much dead, even among those who still think of themselves as being conservative. We all line up for the government goodies when we can get them.


12 posted on 01/13/2008 6:44:07 AM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: jdm

He’s a threat to CONSERVATISM!

a threat to small government,
a threat to a strong foreign policy,
a threat to a strong national defense.


13 posted on 01/13/2008 6:44:47 AM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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Well DUH! sure you are, your a liberal Dimwitt in a red suit.


14 posted on 01/13/2008 6:46:34 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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The people screaming loudest about the danger of Huckabee are the ones that have been the most critical of the inside the beltway Republicans.

It is laughable that the Dope from Hope lumps Rush, Ingraham and Ann Coulter, and presumably 75% of Freepers in with the NY / DC Axis. Give me a break.

Huckabee is a pandering populist and he picked the wrong party.


15 posted on 01/13/2008 6:50:57 AM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it defend in the General Election)
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To: jdm
Speaking to about 400 people in a ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Huckabee said he loved being in the GOP, "but I love my country even more."

Wow, the Huckster is channeling Nelson Rockefeller, Jacob Javits, McInsane and even (drum roll) ...... Rudy.

(there's a joke there somewhere about 'Amway Hotel')

16 posted on 01/13/2008 6:51:44 AM PST by Condor51 (I wouldn't vote for Rooty under any circumstance -- even if Waterboarded!)
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To: G Larry

The sad thing is when he finally loses, the MSM will claim that his Christian, pro-life, traditional family views were the reason. When in fact, thats the reason he’s drawing the support that he is. Its the liberalism stupid.

Hmmmmmm.....”Its the liberalism stupid.”

A sign that should greet the Huckster everywhere.


17 posted on 01/13/2008 6:52:55 AM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: jdm

He is a treat to the very EXISTENCE of the GOP.


18 posted on 01/13/2008 6:54:56 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: HerrBlucher

My flaming liberal friend LOVES Huckabee! That’s all I need to know. Mike Huckabee will just be another George Bush. We don’t need no more “compassionate conservatives”.

I’d like to see Thompson take the Huckster out ASAP & Romney work on McCain. Then, they can gang up on Rudy.


19 posted on 01/13/2008 6:56:06 AM PST by alicewonders
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To: jdm

IOW, he’s confirming Fred was right.


20 posted on 01/13/2008 6:56:26 AM PST by rintense (Thompson / Hunter 2008!)
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