Skip to comments.Flag backers praise Huckabee in ad
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.
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The Huckser likes the Mexican Flag even better than the Confederate Flag, judging by his record as governor.
True, but he played it smart. He may beat McCain becasue of it.
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?
After which, I'm sure, it's "time for a re-think on a few things."
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?
Sounds like most of the candidates, quite frankly.
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.
We have more pressing issues right now with an economy teetering on recession, outsourcing manufacturing, ongoing war, and immigration.
Hey don't Mormons believe...
Same tactics, different state.
Exactly. But why are there so many "conservatives" who can't see through this buffoon?
Pandering POS...The Hillary of the Republicans.....
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.
I wonder if the flaggers know that David Beasley is running Huckabee’s SC campaign?
Because "conservatives" have split into camps with narrowed interests with each camp focusing more on the trees rather than the forest?
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.
fwiw, i'd like to spit on the weasel.
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. :)
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.)