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Huckabee jokes about gun aimed at Obama
Breit Bart/AP ^ | 16 May 2008 | AP

Posted on 05/16/2008 1:52:09 PM PDT by af_vet_rr

"Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech, Huckabee said: "That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he—he dove for the floor."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; banglist; gunowners; huckabee; mccain; moron; nra; obama; obamatruthfile
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Out of all of the stupid things to do for somebody who thinks they can be a VP on McCain's ticket.
1 posted on 05/16/2008 1:52:10 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Whoops.


2 posted on 05/16/2008 1:53:20 PM PDT by Huck ("Real" conservatives support OBAMA in 08 (that's how you know Im not a real conservative))
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Add this to the long list of reasons why Huckabee is not fit for national office.


3 posted on 05/16/2008 1:53:27 PM PDT by Badger1
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To: af_vet_rr

What a maroon


4 posted on 05/16/2008 1:54:03 PM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. - Optimus Prime)
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To: Badger1

Huckabee tries to be too funny, and like many people who do, he seldom is.


5 posted on 05/16/2008 1:54:06 PM PDT by laconic
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To: af_vet_rr

Well, there goes any “shot” at VP!


6 posted on 05/16/2008 1:54:40 PM PDT by airborne (LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
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To: af_vet_rr

Michelle Obama said it was dangerous for Barack to get gasoline at a station at night.

Meanwhile it is Hillary who claimed to be the target of snipers.


7 posted on 05/16/2008 1:55:23 PM PDT by weegee (Vote NO on Marxism in 2008.)
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To: Huck

Prescient, maybe. We all know either Dem. nominee will be the target of haters - it is not rocket science.


8 posted on 05/16/2008 1:55:33 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: laconic

As soon as he said it, and didn’t get the response he expected, I’m sure he started thinking “maybe I shouldn’t make jokes about assassinations and Presidential candidates”.


9 posted on 05/16/2008 1:55:48 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

And yeah, Huckabee is a moron. I voted Keyes in the Texas Primary.


10 posted on 05/16/2008 1:55:55 PM PDT by weegee (Vote NO on Marxism in 2008.)
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To: af_vet_rr

I am rather pleased.

The Huckster is a complete moron, and maybe, just maybe, this gaff, will keep the bufoon off the ticket.

(Still hoping for Fred.)


11 posted on 05/16/2008 1:57:49 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: af_vet_rr

God I am glad this loon is not going to be my President.


12 posted on 05/16/2008 1:58:33 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: af_vet_rr

I think we should lighten up and jokes not be taken too serious - and I still think this was really stupid.


13 posted on 05/16/2008 1:58:36 PM PDT by Williams
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To: af_vet_rr

There goes his political career.....


14 posted on 05/16/2008 1:58:45 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: af_vet_rr

He should have said, “Hillary thought she saw another sniper”.


15 posted on 05/16/2008 2:00:40 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (ANWR would look great in pumps.)
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To: af_vet_rr

It was a dumb thing to say. These guys have to be aware everything is turned into a soundbyte. Jokes about assassination of candidates are off limits.

However, what’s not mentioned here is I think he was giving a speech at the NRA. Puts it a little more in context.

Huckabee too often thinks he is giving a sermon for laughing congregants. He’s trying to be a national figure, act like one.


16 posted on 05/16/2008 2:01:07 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: weegee
Meanwhile it is Hillary who claimed to be the target of snipers.

Hey now, you have to understand something - when Hillary said "snipers", she misspoke - she really meant that she was the target of little girls wanting to read poems and give her flowers.

It's a common mistake we all make.
17 posted on 05/16/2008 2:01:15 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Now we gotta listen to the MSM rehash this for the next four or five days. Sheesh!


18 posted on 05/16/2008 2:02:24 PM PDT by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense? Don't you wish everybody did?)
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To: MeanWestTexan
The Huckster is a complete moron, and maybe, just maybe, this gaff, will keep the bufoon off the ticket.

(Still hoping for Fred.)


Fred would be a good balance for McCain and might bring some Conservatives back to the fold. Since Huckabee took himself out of the running, you never know.
19 posted on 05/16/2008 2:02:58 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
What a DumbAss!!! Just when things are starting to look up for the GOP, Huckabee opens his fat mouth. Please, oh please, go back to Arkansas and help Hillary's campaign there.

Way to go, Huckabee supporters. Not only did you allow McCain to get the nomination, you allowed Huckabee to show the world that the GOP stands for shooting African-Americans. The GOP really deserves to lose in November.

20 posted on 05/16/2008 2:03:15 PM PDT by Hoodat (Bull Moose Party Member)
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To: Williams
I think we should lighten up and jokes not be taken too serious - and I still think this was really stupid.

People get investigated by the Secret Service for making jokes and comments about assassinations/assassination attempts.
21 posted on 05/16/2008 2:03:53 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Stupid comment by a man who will never hold national office.


22 posted on 05/16/2008 2:04:03 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (What if Tony Almeida is the 12th Cylon?)
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To: af_vet_rr

Somewhere Earl Butz is smiling.


23 posted on 05/16/2008 2:04:21 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: af_vet_rr

He might have quipped about Hillary and “sniper fire” and gotten away with it but this one is will not play well


24 posted on 05/16/2008 2:04:21 PM PDT by woofie
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To: af_vet_rr
Fab...ulous! The Huckster just blew any chance of being VP. This is turning out to be quite a good news day. ;)
25 posted on 05/16/2008 2:04:33 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: af_vet_rr
This doesn't just hurt him, but it hurts the reputation of responsible gun owners by suggesting that anyone at an NRA convention would do such a thing.

It reminds me of him doing this before when he went on a turkey or quail shoot in IA and took a shot over the heads of the reporters.

Well, no VP for you!

26 posted on 05/16/2008 2:05:06 PM PDT by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: af_vet_rr

Talk about stepping on his own member.

Just another example of why Huckaboob isn’t fit for national office.

Why he continues is Arkansas is mystery enough, but those voters can decide who they want for governor.


27 posted on 05/16/2008 2:05:08 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: dmw
Now we gotta listen to the MSM rehash this for the next four or five days decades. Sheesh!

There, fixed it for you.

28 posted on 05/16/2008 2:05:28 PM PDT by Hoodat (Bull Moose Party Member)
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To: MrLee

Incredibly stupid remark.


29 posted on 05/16/2008 2:05:37 PM PDT by varina davis
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To: mkjessup

LOL!


30 posted on 05/16/2008 2:05:38 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: af_vet_rr

Headline news for the next week, I reckon


31 posted on 05/16/2008 2:06:13 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Stupid comment by a man who will never hold national office.

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32 posted on 05/16/2008 2:06:45 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: af_vet_rr

This man, Huckabee, is a moron.


33 posted on 05/16/2008 2:07:36 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: af_vet_rr

Best to have this side of Huckleberry prominently displayed BEFORE he’s on anybody’s ticket for anything more than “Dogcatcher in Chief.”


34 posted on 05/16/2008 2:07:44 PM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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35 posted on 05/16/2008 2:08:11 PM PDT by evets (I have a crush on Hillary.)
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To: af_vet_rr

Thanks Huckabee you dope.

I was afraid McCain was going to pick you for veep and therebye seal his loss to Obamessiah.

I think you can go back to Arkansas now. Your 15 minutes of fame is over, dufus.


36 posted on 05/16/2008 2:08:36 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: dmw
Now we gotta listen to the MSM rehash this for the next four or five days. Sheesh!

Make no mistake - they'll tag McCain with this since McCain was there and addressed the same group.
37 posted on 05/16/2008 2:10:06 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: greatvikingone

okay, maybe so

But certainly not ~elective~ office.


38 posted on 05/16/2008 2:10:44 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (What if Tony Almeida is the 12th Cylon?)
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To: af_vet_rr
Huckabee just had to do his best to divert attention away from Obama's appeasement remarks and today's Bush Derangement Disorder breakdown. Unfathomable stupidity, especially for someone angling for the VP spot.
39 posted on 05/16/2008 2:11:06 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Williams

The Secret Service takes such jokes very, very, very seriously.


40 posted on 05/16/2008 2:11:06 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: af_vet_rr

Yep. I think he can kiss the Veep spot goodbye with that bit of stupidity.


41 posted on 05/16/2008 2:11:21 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
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To: af_vet_rr

Really, really, REALLY dumb.

1) not even funny

2) plays into hands of MSM

3) denigrates not only himself but also NRA

Not ready for prime time.

Memo to McCain: take this one off your VP list.


42 posted on 05/16/2008 2:11:45 PM PDT by Tirian
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To: pissant

Bush could have been referring to the Obama aide who resigned or was fired last week when it became common knowledge that he had been meeting with the leaders of Hama on a regular basis. That’s what he did for Obama, advise him on the Middle East, so maybe Bush was directing his remarks to Obama, but he could have just as easily been thinking of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or any of the Baghdad Boys. Maybe he was referring to the Democrats in general. Obama just had a guilty conscience over Malley and he was afraid that it would become the next example of bad judgement that caused a media frenzy.


43 posted on 05/16/2008 2:13:12 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: mbraynard
This doesn't just hurt him, but it hurts the reputation of responsible gun owners by suggesting that anyone at an NRA convention would do such a thing.

It reminds me of him doing this before when he went on a turkey or quail shoot in IA and took a shot over the heads of the reporters.


That is a huge side effect of this - it does hurt us - similar to when Cheney shot one of this friends and they acted like it was no big deal. Meanwhile the liberals and media are painting us with the "these people are dangerous and crazy" brush.
44 posted on 05/16/2008 2:13:21 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: prairiebreeze

Earl Butz was a good man, I presume you remember his famous comment (which was SUPPOSED to be “off the record” but some scumbag reporter reported it anyway)?


45 posted on 05/16/2008 2:13:23 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: aft_lizard
Ed Rollins was overheard bragging that his guy had a lock on the VP slot. I wonder what he says now?

Hucksterbee is a loose cannon and a doofus.

46 posted on 05/16/2008 2:15:32 PM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: Eva

Bush said he was talking about Carter.


47 posted on 05/16/2008 2:16:02 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: af_vet_rr

No surprise. Bye bye.


48 posted on 05/16/2008 2:16:02 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: af_vet_rr
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"What a Maroon"

49 posted on 05/16/2008 2:18:40 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: af_vet_rr

not only was this a stupid statement, it WAS NOT EVEN FUNNY!!!!!

It could be forgiven if it were at least funny. But I can’t make out a punchline in the abortion of a joke. Huckabee apparently laid an egg which is okay with me cuz I don’t want his name to be associated with anything in D.C. in the future other than ‘Faith Based Initiative Director’.


50 posted on 05/16/2008 2:19:00 PM PDT by bpjam (Drill For Oil or Lose Your Job!! Vote Nov 3, 2008)
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