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Huckabee blames others for cop killings during O'Reilly interview (VIDEO)
The Examiner ^ | 12/1/2009 | Kevin Hall

Posted on 12/01/2009 9:02:57 AM PST by bigred08

He quickly pointed the finger at the parole board, the judge, and the prosecutor. He said no one spoke out against granting clemency, which does not square with the prosecutor's recollection.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: huckabee; huckster; lakewoodshooting; mauriceclemmons
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1 posted on 12/01/2009 9:02:58 AM PST by bigred08
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To: bigred08

“The Buck Never Got Here!”


2 posted on 12/01/2009 9:04:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: bigred08

And we can quickly point our fingers back at him for lowering his sentence allowing the parole board to grant him parole ... if he kept his nose out of it that guy would still be in prison and four cops still alive .... what a jerk.


3 posted on 12/01/2009 9:05:17 AM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bigred08

“which does not square with the prosecutor’s recollection.”

Is this the same prosecutor that failed to file charges for violent felonies for 3 years? Resulting in this scum bag being released on those charges.


4 posted on 12/01/2009 9:05:50 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SkyDancer
While we're at it, let's string up the bailbondsman who put up the $15,000 6 days ago... Or the two judges that signed off on the bail amount...
5 posted on 12/01/2009 9:07:14 AM PST by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: bigred08

Nobody ever granted clemency. Huckabee reduced the guys sentence from 97 to 43 years. The parole board which the Governor has no control over paroled him. After he was paroled he violated his parole and was sent back to jail and later on they paroled him again. Recently, in Washington, he was released on $15K bond following an arrest for child molestation. He had 8 felony arrests in Washington after he left Arkansas.


6 posted on 12/01/2009 9:07:16 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: driftdiver

Yes, before I jump on the blame Huckabee bandwagon, I want to know what the politics and record of this prosecutor are.


7 posted on 12/01/2009 9:07:32 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: dfwgator

I think the buck hit him right between the eyes.


8 posted on 12/01/2009 9:07:38 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: SkyDancer

He can’t wiggle his way out of this one. We don’t need another “compassionate conservative” in the WH.
There are a lot of people that need to stay locked up for the good of the rest of us.
Now..let’s get on with locking up all those who aided this perp and send them away for a good long while.


9 posted on 12/01/2009 9:07:42 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: bigred08
I have never liked Huckabee. I have always considered him a phony. He has pardoned many violent offenders and always tries to slime his way out of it. He is not a stand up guy, he is a phony politician who will say anything. I still don't understand how people were dumb enough to vote for him in the presidential primaries.
10 posted on 12/01/2009 9:07:47 AM PST by detective
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To: bigred08

Throw the lying bum out!


11 posted on 12/01/2009 9:08:09 AM PST by Garvin (When it comes to my freedom, there will be no debate. There will be a fight)
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To: bigred08

The prison system is broken. Everyone knows its broken. Huckster would made a terrible President but laying all the blame on his doorstep for this one is silly and pure politics.

The system failed spectacularly. The parole board, the prosecutor, judges, lawyers, and the Gov all carry blame.

How many more of these animals have been released in every single state??


12 posted on 12/01/2009 9:08:19 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bigred08
"Ha! ...Good Luck With That One!"


13 posted on 12/01/2009 9:08:27 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: bigred08
Full disclosure: I voted for Huck in the ‘08 primaries to send a message to McCain (Huck was the only choice left).

That being said, I've never understood why this guy had any traction with Conservatives at all, and he was seen as a rising star @2004.

His lack of personal responsibility and accountability on this is shameful.

Handing out over 1,000 commutations doesn't make you compassionate, it makes you reckless. You have to KNOW that some of the folks you're letting back out on the streets (at that rate) are going to cause harm to innocents. He was derelict in his duty to keep law abiding citizens safe.

The blood of four upstanding LEOs is on your hands, Huck, and no amount of spinning and finger pointing is going to change that.

14 posted on 12/01/2009 9:08:27 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: dfwgator

I think the buck hit him right between the eyes.


15 posted on 12/01/2009 9:09:22 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: Garvin

Throw which lyin bum out? Huck isn’t “in” anything now to be thrown out.


16 posted on 12/01/2009 9:09:53 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bigred08

It won’t work. Huck is toast.


17 posted on 12/01/2009 9:11:47 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: bigred08

Huckabee is a fair Bass Guitar player. He should stick to what he knows.


18 posted on 12/01/2009 9:12:03 AM PST by Venturer
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To: driftdiver
If FOX has any integrity they will cancel Huckleberry’s contract immediately.
19 posted on 12/01/2009 9:12:34 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: bigred08

How soon before the ‘Huckster’ takes a page from Zero’s book and blames Bush?


20 posted on 12/01/2009 9:12:41 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: bigred08

http://www.arkansasleader.com/frontstories/st_06_23_04/huckabee.html


21 posted on 12/01/2009 9:12:41 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: gathersnomoss

His show is fine. It keeps him employed, which keeps him out of politics.

No thanks to the pastor-in-chief.


22 posted on 12/01/2009 9:17:11 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

You were fine until the last part. Being a pastor does not mean you wouldn’t be a good President. As a matter of fact, it might be a big asset as you know you are held to a higher standard. This particular minister, however, I wouldn’t want to see in office.


23 posted on 12/01/2009 9:20:31 AM PST by Blogger
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

_uck Huck!


24 posted on 12/01/2009 9:20:46 AM PST by onedoug
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To: bigred08

The buck stops with Huck. He has blood on his hands and his weak and pathetic stand “that it was someone else’s responsibility to tell him he was doing wrong” is a pile of dung.

Sorry Huck — too much liberalism with your pardons and commutations. That cannot stand with anyone who calls themselves a conservative and supposes to support the law and our justice system (what is left of it).


25 posted on 12/01/2009 9:20:54 AM PST by EagleUSA (W)
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To: detective

The man makes my skin crawl. He is a self promoting creep who used his office to get a TV show and book deal. If he were in the WH you can bet he would be pushing amnesty too. Enough of compassionate conversatives like this creep. He wanted to be liked so he went easy on those who supposedly “repented.” Sorry, Huck that is not for you to decide but God in the hereafter. On earth, Clemmons should have rotted in prison.

He reminds me of Robert Tilton.


26 posted on 12/01/2009 9:21:03 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Nobody ever granted clemency. Huckabee reduced the guys sentence from 97 to 43 years.

These two sentences flatly contradict each other. A governor reducing a sentence -IS- clemency, and it stated right on the clemency certificate - the one Huckabee signed - that it made the prisoner *immediately* eligible for parole.

27 posted on 12/01/2009 9:22:03 AM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: bigred08

Not a Huck fan, but at least he didn’t run from the guy with the microphone like all those sleazy judges and liberal politicians.


28 posted on 12/01/2009 9:22:40 AM PST by Senormechanico
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
The parole board which the Governor has no control over paroled him.

Who do you think appoints the Parole Board?

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29 posted on 12/01/2009 9:24:11 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: detective

I’m with you. The only good thing that has come out of this is that Huckabuck’s presidential aspirations are going up in smoke.


30 posted on 12/01/2009 9:24:17 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Senormechanico

He didn’t run from his Fox cohort’s microphone because in the end he knew he’d get a tongue bath from Bill.


31 posted on 12/01/2009 9:27:19 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: driftdiver
"The prison system is broken. Everyone knows its broken."

I agree with you 100%. A big part of the problem is phony politicians like Huckabee. Huckabee is far from the whole problem, but he makes things a lot worse.

32 posted on 12/01/2009 9:28:11 AM PST by detective
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To: driftdiver; All

“Is this the same prosecutor that failed to file charges for violent felonies for 3 years? Resulting in this scum bag being released on those charges.”

Excellent point! No reasonably person, to include Mike Huckabee (I saw the interview), would say that Mike made the right decision to allow parole. However, the bottom line here is that this IS NOT ABOUT what a terrible thing he did. THIS IS ABOUT POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM to tarr an otherwise decent person because he is blocking someone elses’ favorite candidate from advancing.

We have some extreme FANATICS here on FR that support their candidate to the point of being dangerous to the political process. Romney and Palin supporters are the very worst.

I find this very distressing, because I also think highly of Sarah Palin. As it stands right now, I would vote for Huckabee before Palin in the primary. However, I would be overjoyed if EITHER won. Palin cultists here on FR would probably commit suicide if she lost in a primary to Huckabee. Than is JUST PLAIN INSANE. I don’t hold Sarah Palin responsible for this fanatatism....I think she would be equally appaled by it.

FOLKS....Support Sarah Palin because she deserves it....BUT STOP WORSHIPING HER. And STOP trashing Huckabee (her main rival for value voters) to advance Palin. It isn’t necessary and it just leaves a destroyed party.


33 posted on 12/01/2009 9:28:38 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: bigred08
I will likely get in trouble here for my statement. However, those who use their religion to advance their personal success are not to be trusted. They are most often like the mega-church "businessmen" or radio/TV evangelist con men. Huckabee is as much a con man as Jim Baker. Now he has been caught in a politically charged consequence of his soft headed pandering while governor.

Hopefully, this marks the end of his political career. I certainly will continue to not watch him on Fox.

34 posted on 12/01/2009 9:29:05 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: bigred08

This does not affect my support for Huck. He never had any from me.


35 posted on 12/01/2009 9:30:40 AM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: bigred08

This does not affect my support for Huck. He never had any from me.


36 posted on 12/01/2009 9:30:40 AM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Vaquero
Good find, thank you.
37 posted on 12/01/2009 9:32:47 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Blogger

I disagree.


38 posted on 12/01/2009 9:33:34 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: detective; All

“I have never liked Huckabee. I have always considered him a phony.”

That is the only true thing you have said (true in the sense they are your opinions on Huckabee - no facts)....everything else is just rhetoric.

As most others here you start out hating the guy....everything that flows from then on is biased verbage.

It is OK to dislike Huckabee. However, the political opportunism being seized by many here to advance their own candidate by denigrating Huckabee is deporable.


39 posted on 12/01/2009 9:34:50 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Blogger
The three easiest way for a used car salesman to gain power
is to become a preacher, a politician or get a TV show.
40 posted on 12/01/2009 9:36:47 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: spectre

“The parole board which the Governor has no control over paroled him.

Who do you think appoints the Parole Board?”

GOOD point! Huck was also over the edge liberal on illegal aliens. Compassion like his will kill us all.

2006: Supported President Bush’s immigration plan and claimed that opposition to Bush’s proposal was driven by “racism or nativism” and that it wasn’t amnesty. (Ralph Hallow, “Huckabee ‘Serious’ About Presidency,” Washington Times, 5/17/06)

Wrote in his 2007 book that implementing strict enforcement of immigration laws “would be sheer folly” and that it made sense to give “those here illegally a process through which they pay a reasonable fine in admission of their guilt for the past infraction of violating our border laws and agree to adhere to a pathway toward legal status and citizenship.” (Mike Huckabee, From Hope to Higher Ground, 2007, p. 117-118)

In Arkansas:

As Governor, Huckabee fought for in-state tuition and taxpayer funded scholarships for illegal immigrants. He opposed legislation to require proof of citizenship in order to obtain public benefits and to vote. He vocally opposed a raid on a factory in Arkansas that employed illegal immigrants. And he led an effort to bring a Mexican Consulate to Arkansas - one of the main functions of the Consulate would be to issue identification cards to Mexicans living, both legally and illegally, in the U.S.

Championed an effort in Arkansas to give in-state tuition at state colleges and taxpayer-funded scholarships to illegal immigrants, similar to the DREAM Act proposal at the federal level. (Laura Kellams, “Senators research U.S. law on aliens,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 1/27/05)

When Republican state senators in Arkansas proposed legislation modeled after Arizona’s Proposition 200 [to require proof of citizenship for voting and public benefits], “Huckabee described it as ‘inflammatory ... race-baiting ... demagoguery.’ He said the bill, which seeks to forbid public assistance and voting rights to illegal immigrants, ‘inflames those who are racist and bigots and makes them think there’s a real problem. But there’s not.’” (Governor says anti-illegals measure could scare off companies like Toyota,” A ssociated Press, 2/3/05)

Opposed a raid on illegal immigrants in an Arkansas poultry plant even though calls to his office were “about 1,000 to one” against his stance. (Melissa Nelson, “Huckabee Risks Political Fortunes To Denounce Immigration Raid,” Associated Press, 8/5/05)

Helped lead the effort to open a Mexican Consulate in Little Rock to issue Matricula Consular cards to Mexicans living in the U.S. (including those in the U.S. illegally). Many banks, including some in Arkansas, accept the card as a valid form of identification. (Jon Gambrell, “Ark. Candidates Criticize Mexican Matricula Cards,” AP, 10/18/06)
http://www.standardnewswire.com/news/742931899.html


41 posted on 12/01/2009 9:38:15 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: bigred08

Give it up Huckleberry!....You’re toast!


42 posted on 12/01/2009 9:39:10 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: detective

He was one of 50 Gov who all do the same thing. Regardless of what Huck did this guy should have been in jail for the felonies committed in Washington.

Why do the authorities who released this animal in WA get no press? politics?


43 posted on 12/01/2009 9:40:24 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bigred08

From what I’ve read, at 0245 hours today a Seattle patrolman ended the problem by killing the a$$hat convict copkiller.


44 posted on 12/01/2009 9:40:33 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: JimSEA

“Huckabee is as much a con man as Jim Baker. “

BINGO!

Brother Huck’s Travelin’ Salvation Show
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2008/01/brother-hucks-traveling-salvation-show.html


45 posted on 12/01/2009 9:42:23 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Jewbacca

I can’t help that.


46 posted on 12/01/2009 9:44:34 AM PST by Blogger
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To: bigred08

Huckabee released and pardoned more criminals while he was Governor of Arkansas than Bill Clinton did.

Huckabee’s nickname is “Huckster” and now you know why.


47 posted on 12/01/2009 9:44:44 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Abortion-Euthanasia kills the very people for whom Social Justice is needed.)
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To: bigred08
He said no one spoke out against granting clemency

Except, I guess, the judge and jury that convicted him.

48 posted on 12/01/2009 9:46:48 AM PST by PressurePoint (See you in the unemployment line, Barack!)
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To: bigred08

In fairness, Huckabee acted 10 years ago and the guy was paroled by Washington state a week ago. Washington has a greater responsibility for the deaths of those officers than Huckabee.


49 posted on 12/01/2009 9:47:11 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: AuntB

http://www.arktimes.com/Articles/ArticleViewer.aspx?ArticleID=154e1aad-fd18-4efd-8d80-b5dab8559419


50 posted on 12/01/2009 9:48:00 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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