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Huckabee Granted Clemency To Suspected Cop Killer
National Review ^ | Monday, November 30, 2009

Posted on 11/30/2009 10:05:04 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

The murder of four police officers in a suburban Seattle coffee shop on Sunday took a decidedly political turn when it was discovered that the prime suspect in the killings was once granted clemency by Mike Huckabee.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: clemmons; huckabee; maurice; nro

1 posted on 11/30/2009 10:05:06 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

ouch


2 posted on 11/30/2009 10:05:52 AM PST by americanophile ("For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The bleeding heart liberals in the GOP...

Romney
Huckabee
etc


3 posted on 11/30/2009 10:07:17 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If this doesn't put the stake in heart of Huckabee’s political aspirations what will?

Always thought the guy was a RINO so my instincts are still good.

4 posted on 11/30/2009 10:10:31 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

That karmic come back can be a real bite in the @$$.


5 posted on 11/30/2009 10:12:39 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Jindal, Sanford, Gingrich and Huckabee are out. Sarah’s likely primary foes are dropping left and right on the way to 2012. And if no surprise strikes us in the meantime... Romney will be defeated by Conservatives in 2012.


6 posted on 11/30/2009 10:16:58 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: CaptainK

I had heard of his clemency problem before. I suppose it was only a matter of time until something like this took place.

Clemency should be used very rarely. A lot goes into a conviction. A sitting governor cannot expect to understand a case as well as the prosecutors and original jurors.

If we’re going to commute sentences at will, what good is our system of justice. It said over 700 times to Huckabee and company that the justice system got it wrong. Do they really think the courts are that screwed up?

The court system may not be perfect, but I sure don’t know of a better system to replace it.


7 posted on 11/30/2009 10:18:32 AM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

ping


8 posted on 11/30/2009 10:20:19 AM PST by PMAS
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Huckabee will no doubt claim that this issue is Satan’s plot to divide Christians.


9 posted on 11/30/2009 10:21:36 AM PST by yongin
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To: SolidWood; All

Look I like Palin for a lot of reasons but she does have some pro choice views on abortion, though she is personally pro life. She is not a perfect conservative on every issue and she will disappoint some who expect her to be so. Even accounting for the malicious hyping of her family’s issues in the blogs and media...she HAS family issues that will be a distraction for her.

A lot of otherwise conservative moms I talk to won’t vote for her because of the “child” issue, even when I point out the fact that these mom’s are working late hours to support their own problem laden children. Societal norms and politics are at cross purposes. These moms don’t like Obama but will vote for him over Palin or simply not vote at all if there are no strong male conservative candidates!

This country is trending towards civil war and most folks know it in their guts. The only way out is for a great spiritual re-awakening but this will involve out and out divorcement with our love of lust laden, violence soaked medai driven materialism that even many Christians have fallen into. A return to our first Love, Jesus Christ is what is necessary....with-out that, our nation is doomed!


10 posted on 11/30/2009 10:34:10 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: mdmathis6
she does have some pro choice views on abortion

Prove it.

11 posted on 11/30/2009 10:42:57 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: mdmathis6
"These moms don’t like Obama but will vote for him over Palin or simply not vote at all if there are no strong male conservative candidates!"

Huh?! They are so Conservative, and so Pro-Life they will vote for obama or let him win before voting for Palin.
rrriiiiiiiight

12 posted on 11/30/2009 10:56:27 AM PST by GregoTX (When people find they can vote themselves money it will herald the end of the republic. Ben Franklin)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Just another sad headline to add to my list of substantiated proof against the Huckster.

Man who shot 4 policemen, had been granted clemency by Huckabee - 11/30/09

ARRA Board Endorses Romney (Arkansas Republican Assemblies)

Huckabee alienates GOP in Arkansas

Golden Words from a Silver-Tongued Salesman (a.k.a. the Huckster)

Huckabee donor gives to company behind attack calls

Huckabee Lends His Halo to a Strange Penny Stock

Arkansas Taxes Up $642 Million Under Huckabee, Report Shows

Huckabee retreats on birthright citizenship (He still supports it)

A Plea from Arkansas: Christian Conservatives Need to Take a Closer Look at Huckabee's Record

Huckabee's Commutation of Eugene Fields (4X DUI offender)

,Dumond case revisited - A reminder of Huckabee's role in his freedom

What Did Huckabee Know? (Dumond Case)

Why (did Huckabee) parole a monster like Green

Paroled Rapist Could Haunt Huckabee

Best-selling author says Huckabee's tough talk on immigration doesn't match his record

Arkansas Republicans plan campaign against Huckabee.

Arkansas Citizen to Sue Mike Huckabee Over His Involvement With Establishing Mexican Consulate

Huckabee took thousands in gifts, records show

Gifts solicited for Gov. Huckabee ("Wedding" registry to furnish post-Gov. home)

Sept 2005: Web special: Dumond case revisited A reminder of Huckabee's role in his freedom

The Huckabee Contradiction - WSJ

HORRIBLE HUCK; PUSHING POPULIST PAP

Who’s biggest tax raiser? (Huckabee raised taxes higher than Slick Willie!)- ArkansasLeader.com article

Huckabee: I can’t compromise on scholarships for illegals because “my soul will not let me”

Huckabee Hedges on Aid for Illegals (Must read)

Immigration group: Huckabee a 'Disaster'

Huckabee Tries to Gloss Over Ark. Record

Video of Huckabee Calling for Scholarships and In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens (2005)

Mike Huckabee Supported Bill to GIve Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens

Permanent beer tax recommended by panel (Huckabee Tax Archives)

Huckabee Lied about Video on Fox News this Morning

Arkansas House Minority Leader Writes Letter to Clarify Huckabee Tax Video from 2003

Huckabee's Flip Flop on Smoking Ban

Exclusive Video: Huckabee - Whatever Tax You Pass, "You Will Have Nothing But My Profound Thanks"

Mike Huckabee: Wishy-Washy Republican

Huckabee "Open" to states passing Civil Union laws for Homosexuals

Arkansas Republican Assembly Endorses Fred Thompson (Huckabee Gets 4.44% From His Own State)

Environmentalists Find There's Slim Pickings in the GOP Pres. Field (Except McCain and Huckabee)

CHRISTIANS NEED TO BEWARE OF MIKE HUCKABEE

Huckabee at 8% in Arkansas? Poll Analysis

HUCKABEE LETTER TO ARKANSAS REP LEGISLATORS (We don't support you Mike)

Duncan Hunter vs. Mike Hucksterbee - Let's Compare

Huckabee's Record on Economic Issues

Huckabee on SCHIP (video)

Tax Hike Mike

Huckabee's Misguided "Compassion"

Huckabee rents to Mexican consul for $1.

Immigration bill un-Christian, anti-life, governor (Huckabee) says (2005)

Legality of Huckabee's Mexican consulate deal questioned

Mexican consulate deal dogs Huckabee campaign

E-mails illustrate Huckabee strategy (on Smoker Ban)

Huckabee left computers, fund gutted

Mike Huckabee and Ethics

Huckabee stirs up third-party fear

Another Man From Hope - Who is Mike Huckabee?

Huckabee Backs Mandatory U.S. Cap on Global-Warming Pollution

Huckabee Not All He Appears to Be

The Case For And (Mostly) Against Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee? Are You Kidding?

Huckabee: The GOP's Best Bet? (LOL! See post # 48)

Amnesty Amnesia Claims Another Victim: MIKE HUCKABEE

June 2005 article- Huckabee promotes 'open door' policy at LULAC convention

Suit focuses on Tyson relationship with advocacy group (LULAC)

Huckabee Supports A National Smoking Ban

Huckabee's Record: Anything But Conservative

Huckabee's Register for Gifts

Huckabee: Hispanics Offer U.S. 'Second Chance'

The Huckster's Position On Illegal Alien Amnesty

Mike Huckabee is a Tax Hiker

Huckabee risks political fortunes to denounce immigration raid

Huckabee: I may move to NY and run against Hillary in Senate race

Illegal Alien roundup provokes Huckabee scolding

Huckabee: A New American Quisling

Huckabee promotes 'open door' policy at LULAC convention

Debate immigration issue -- Huckabee Alert

Immigration bill un-Christian, anti-life, governor says (Huckabee)

Huckabee blurs Bush & Clinton partisan lines (Huckabee bashes Bush)

Arkansas Returns; Hopeless (Huckabee Ethical Lapses)

13 posted on 11/30/2009 11:03:01 AM PST by OB1kNOb (All FReepers need to pray Psalms 109:8 daily for Barack Obama. (No, really. I'm serious.))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I'm not a Huckabee fan at all. I wouldn't vote for him unless he was the only one on the ticket against obama...but then, I'd vote for charles manson over obama.

Having said that, I don't think the blame for these cops getting shot should be lain at the feet of something Huckabee did way back when as governor. It is my understanding that the perp was only convicted for robbery, and not any violent crime. Huckabee had no knowledge that he might go nuts later...the perp, not Huckabee.

If that's the case, then why not fry all of the people who passed Major Hassan on through the ranks, they knew he was a little kooky, but they had no idea he was going to go on a rampage.

Admittedly, this will probably damage Huck's political aspirations, but putting the blame for the murders on him is a stretch.

People make mistakes...hell, nearly half the voters in the US put obama in the white house, thus the o.b.a.m.a. acronym:

One Big Ass Mistake America.
14 posted on 11/30/2009 11:07:57 AM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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To: FrankR

I gagreed with most of what you said.

Except how does abandoning the puirty of Conservatisim help Conservatism?

Its better that Obama / Ayers and Soros won than to abandon one’s faith my son.


15 posted on 11/30/2009 11:15:58 AM PST by NoLibZone (If Reagan rises & runs I'll vote. Pure Conservative¬ô know it's better to have Obama, Ayers & Soros.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

The bleeding heart liberals in the GOP...

Romney
Huckabee
etc

You just have to go back to that debate question, “Show of hands, how many of you feel Climate Change is a serious problem , and is caused by man?”

Romney, Huckabee, Rudy, McCain, and one or two others clearly had their hands up, until Fred Thompson jumped in and saved their sorry butts and said we aint playing the show of hands game.


16 posted on 11/30/2009 11:18:02 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

We dont discuss that one do we ???

Where was Duncan Hunter on that ???


17 posted on 11/30/2009 11:24:42 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: GregoTX

Catholic women...moral but they go for the governmenr freebies...the voting demographics bear that out.


18 posted on 11/30/2009 11:33:00 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: Tennessee Nana

See for yourself. I freeze the frame and see Rudy, Romney, Huckabee, and McCain with hands up.

Show of Hand - do you think Climate Changes is a serious problem, and is it caused by man?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAYtC_jcK1U


19 posted on 11/30/2009 11:33:25 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Alan Keyes was great...

When she later asked does anyone not believe humans cause GW, Duncan hunter said yes I dont


20 posted on 11/30/2009 11:41:44 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: SolidWood

http://www.ontheissues.org/governor/Sarah_Palin_Abortion.htm

Read and decide for your self. She sees Roe v Wade as enshrining privacy in the constitution. She does however view it as a states rights issue. She does think that abortion could be allowed in certain instances such as rape or life of mother. She would not act to unilaterally ban anything regarding abortion but each state should decide what is best for itself. She is personally pro-life and has set an example of such but is very pro personal liberty and conscience. Her positions are classically states’ rights and personal liberty centered and not federally centrist centered...which is a GOOD thing!

Pailin lives out of the freedom of her conscience and grace and not by party. She can only set a moral example but understands that there are limits to the legislating of morality. I don’t think she would actively adapt an agenda encouraging abortions but I don’t see her acting aggressively against them...though if congess were to send her pro-life legislation I could see her signing it presuming it doesn’t intefere with personal liberties.

As for welfare and health reforms...I see her acting rationally on those issues....but don’t expect her to throw grandma onto the street. Her faith won’t let her!


21 posted on 11/30/2009 11:52:37 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: NoLibZone
Its better that Obama / Ayers and Soros won than to abandon one’s faith my son.

Not if they so poison the system that not even the second coming of Reagan can fix it.

22 posted on 11/30/2009 11:52:39 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: mdmathis6
She does think that abortion could be allowed in certain instances such as rape or life of mother

No. She is against abortion in cases of rape.

Palin's stance on abortion

Please also read her interview with Katie Couric on this issue.

She is personally pro-life and has set an example of such but is very pro personal liberty and conscience. Her positions are classically states’ rights and personal liberty centered and not federally centrist centered...which is a GOOD thing!

First you criticized her supposed "pro-choice" stance, and now you applaud it as constitutionally wise?

23 posted on 11/30/2009 12:11:56 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: SolidWood

I slipped on the rape issue and I expected you would correct me on it...I didn’t edit it out on my posting.

I wasn’t criticizing her nor nor supporting her on her ‘pro choice’ issues just pointing out that she isn’t “conservatively pure”. Her positions have always seemed balanced and nuanced towards states rights and personal liberty of conscience.

|”Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life
What about the social issues that Alaskans, especially the party faithful who often decide primary elections, may find important? Here’s what Sarah Palin has to say about abortion.
Palin said last month that no woman should have to choose between her career, education and her child. She is pro-contraception and said she’s a member of a pro-woman but anti-abortion group called Feminists for Life. “I believe in the strength and the power of women, and the potential of every human life,” she said. “

Source: Anchorage Daily News, “Little play,” by K. Hopkins Aug 6, 2006|

If one agrees with Catholic positions on contraception then one might have some issues with Palin. On the other hand, this goes strongly hand in hand with her views on personal freedoms and liberties as well as sports a strong pro life outlook which other Catholics might admire.

Now, bottomline, I will vote for her if she comes up as a candidate in 2012. I am voting for her based on her moral personal examples she has set and on her work in Alaskan government. All politicians have flaws, and they are not gods...Palin is not purely conservative but she is true blue pro American and pro energy and capitalist. I can live with all the rest!


24 posted on 11/30/2009 12:49:57 PM PST by mdmathis6
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To: FrankR

Thank you for your sane comments and thoughts on the issue. However coming on a Huck hate thread like this one and saying what you did is gonna draw fire. Put on your body armor.


25 posted on 11/30/2009 12:57:25 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From Barack Hussein Al-Obama. Amen.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I hope Huck is planning to support the four families whose lives he destroyed by letting this animal out.


26 posted on 11/30/2009 2:41:47 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: NoLibZone
"Its better that Obama / Ayers and Soros won than to abandon one’s faith my son."

Maybe I'm misunderstanding here...how is not supporting Huckabee for President turning against my religious faith, or "abandoning the purity of conservatism"?

No matter how devoutly religious Huckabee is, even to the point of being a a preacher, he is not God.

In case you haven't noticed, America is so skewed right now that they just elected a muslim as president, without any substantial proof that he's even a natural born citizen. Do you really think that Huckabee has the horsepower to take that away from these people?

He's not even resonating well with Conservatives and has had the reputation of being a RINO since last year's primaries.

I hope I just misunderstood your post.
27 posted on 11/30/2009 4:05:13 PM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; fieldmarshaldj; yongin; Tennessee Nana

Ick.

I’d be real careful with pardons and clemencies if I was a Governor.


28 posted on 11/30/2009 4:20:23 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

Conservative bloggers are claiming that the clemencies kill any Presidential hopes for the Huckster. I am not so sure. Remember Huckabee’s base of support is - church going seniors. These are the same people who continue to give their life savings to tv evangelists with questionable ehtics.


29 posted on 11/30/2009 4:43:34 PM PST by yongin
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