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Flag backers praise Huckabee in ad
The State (SC) ^ | Fri, Jan. 18, 2008 | JIM KUHNHENN

Posted on 01/18/2008 12:49:18 PM PST by Soliton

In its anti-McCain ad, an announcer states: "Mitt Romney is trying, but when it comes to bashing the Confederate flag he can't hold a candle to John McCain. McCain's been doing it - calling the flag a racist symbol - for years."

Both minute-long spots go on to applaud Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, saying he is more in tune with Southern values.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: ads; battleflag; cbf; confederateflag; crossofsaintandrew; dixie; huckabee; mccain; saintandrewscross

1 posted on 01/18/2008 12:49:18 PM PST by Soliton
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To: Soliton

The Huckser likes the Mexican Flag even better than the Confederate Flag, judging by his record as governor.


2 posted on 01/18/2008 12:51:31 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Vigilanteman

True, but he played it smart. He may beat McCain becasue of it.


3 posted on 01/18/2008 12:52:26 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: stainlessbanner; stand watie

*headdesk*

I’m as loyal a Southerner as you’ll find and a proud former eight-year resident of South Carolina. I’m proud of helping vote David Weaseley out of office after his great flag flip-flop. I supported the folks who wanted to keep the flag on the Statehouse grounds in some form, even while believing that flying on top of the dome over the seat of government wasn’t the place for it, not least because it was the wrong flag (a Naval Jack)!

But dredging the flag issue back up to attack McQueeg with is, IMO, stupid. And supporting Huckabee simply because he’s going after McCain on the flag issue is, IMO, stupider. There’s a lot bigger things at stake here, inside and outside of South Carolina. Am I wrong here?

}:-)4


4 posted on 01/18/2008 12:54:50 PM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: pissant
I'm fully-convinced this Huckabee will say absolutely anything to get elected.

After which, I'm sure, it's "time for a re-think on a few things."

5 posted on 01/18/2008 12:59:07 PM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: Soliton

There is just something so wrong on so many levels about South Carolina getting to pick who our nominee will be, all based upon the candidates’ attitudes about a flag of a nation that hasn’t existed for over 140 years. I mean seriously, Huckleberry Mike is pathetic on two-thirds of the issues out there, but we is gonna vote fer him, cuz he lahks tha fla-yeg?


6 posted on 01/18/2008 12:59:48 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Fred Head and proud of it! Fear the Fred!)
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To: JennysCool

Sounds like most of the candidates, quite frankly.


7 posted on 01/18/2008 12:59:55 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Moose4

Moose....the more Huck talks, the more he makes RuPaul look prescient on his nutty comments.

Paul quoted the “fascism will come to America on the cross draped in the flag” and everyone slapped their foreheads.

We’ve been seeing the leftists bringing their enviro-fascism all along.

But now this huckster is bringing a populist-fascist attitude that, well, in order to define it I’d have to violate Godwin’s law.


8 posted on 01/18/2008 1:01:09 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Moose4
I think Huck knew McCain had a weak position on the flag and it might resonate with Southerners. I wouldn't make it the centerpiece of my campaign though.

We have more pressing issues right now with an economy teetering on recession, outsourcing manufacturing, ongoing war, and immigration.

9 posted on 01/18/2008 1:02:03 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
I mean seriously, Huckleberry Mike is pathetic on two-thirds of the issues out there, but we is gonna vote fer him, cuz he lahks tha fla-yeg?

Hey don't Mormons believe...

Same tactics, different state.

10 posted on 01/18/2008 1:04:48 PM PST by rhombus
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To: rhombus
Same tactics, different state.

Exactly. But why are there so many "conservatives" who can't see through this buffoon?

11 posted on 01/18/2008 1:06:28 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Fred Head and proud of it! Fear the Fred!)
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To: Soliton

Pandering POS...The Hillary of the Republicans.....


12 posted on 01/18/2008 1:06:47 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Moose4
But dredging the flag issue back up to attack McQueeg with is, IMO, stupid. And supporting Huckabee simply because he’s going after McCain on the flag issue is, IMO, stupider.

Agreed. As in most things Fred Thompson has it right-- (a) The SC Confederate Flag issue ain't no biggie as a national issue in its own right and (b) in any event, it is purely a matter for the state to decide, not the feds.

I do find three points to be interesting:

McQueeg once again shows his colors by going out of his way to cast an issue in the language of the enemies of conservatism, as in "rascist" symbol for the flag, "benfits the rich" for the Bush Tax cuts and similar anti-GOP rhetoric on many other issues,

Huckster shows his quickness to pander to the emotions of the less thoughtful voters,

It is also of interest that there is little chance of Huck alienating minorities since I don't think many will be involved in the GOP primary anyway.

13 posted on 01/18/2008 1:08:54 PM PST by San Jacinto (Three dangers to guard against: Osama, Obama, and Chelsea's Momma!!!)
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To: Moose4

I wonder if the flaggers know that David Beasley is running Huckabee’s SC campaign?


14 posted on 01/18/2008 1:11:03 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Exactly. But why are there so many "conservatives" who can't see through this buffoon?

Because "conservatives" have split into camps with narrowed interests with each camp focusing more on the trees rather than the forest?

15 posted on 01/18/2008 1:12:21 PM PST by rhombus
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To: pissant
I live in NC and have property in SC and the HUckster is a Huckster and could’nt give a rats arsh about the SC, NC or even the American flag. $1.00 for the Mexicans to fly their flag over Arkansas.
16 posted on 01/18/2008 1:20:55 PM PST by captnorb
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To: Moose4
well, you're HALF-wrong anyway. (but that is BETTER than NEVER being right.)

the reason that EVERY candidates stand on the CSA flag is IMPORTANT is that the dixie flag is a LOCAL/state/regional issue that is IMPORTANT to dixie AND how one answers the question about "how do you feel about the Confederate flag??" tells us MUCH about:

1. whether the candidate is sensitive to local/regional issues (every locality/state/region has "issues of local importance".) AND

2. whether the candidate thinks that he/she should "have a stance on" those local issues.

as for me, it tells me that "mr mqueeg" is a person who would use FEDERAL power either for/against local groups,issues,etc., which is a MISUSE of power. i wouldn't vote for such a person, period. end of story.

free dixie,sw

17 posted on 01/18/2008 2:40:23 PM PST by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: Kuksool
YES, we know that "weasely" is.

fwiw, i'd like to spit on the weasel.

free dixie,sw

18 posted on 01/18/2008 2:42:59 PM PST by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: Moose4; All
fwiw, i am NOT "a Huckabee supporter".

free dixie,sw

19 posted on 01/18/2008 2:44:18 PM PST by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: JennysCool
so will EVERY candidate/politician, including the one that you like.

free dixie,sw

20 posted on 01/18/2008 2:45:12 PM PST by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: stand watie

I agree that Huckabee said the right thing—that something like the display of a Confederate flag is a state or local issue. Problem is, I don’t think he would apply that same reasoning to every, or even most, state or local issue.

McQueeg was pandering to the anti-flaggers in 2004 and again now. Huckabee is pandering to pro-Southern-heritage folks like me and you right now, and unfortunately, far too many are buying what he’s selling and not looking at the entire picture. I don’t even believe, at this point, what he says about the flag in particular.

Agreed 100% on McCain, btw. And I’ll take half-wrong...just ask my wife, that’s a pretty good batting average for me. :)

}:-)4


21 posted on 01/18/2008 4:03:29 PM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: Moose4; All
"Problem is -----------" =====> WELL-understood & agreed.

as i've said, while i KNOW Huck, i'm NOT one of his supporters.

fwiw, that's as close as i can come to telling which conservative that i'm PRIVATELY "pulling for". (i'm a state election judge & cannot take a PUBLIC stand on the primary, though i CAN say that i'm a member of the state GOP committee, so i will NOT be voting in the DIMocRATS primary.)

free dixie,sw

22 posted on 01/19/2008 10:46:42 AM PST by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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