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Mike Huckabee backtracks from support of Lindsey Graham in South Carolina senate race
nydailynews.com ^ | 1/3/13 | Leslie Larson

Posted on 01/03/2014 1:05:15 PM PST by cotton1706

Former Arkansas Gov. Mick Huckabee praised South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in this TV ad but now insists it wasn't an endorsement. SC CAA/via YouTube

Former Arkansas Gov. Mick Huckabee praised South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in this TV ad but now insists it wasn't an endorsement.

It looked like an endorsement and sounded like an endorsement but Mike Huckabee is backtracking now from his support of Lindsey Graham, insisting he did not mean to back the South Carolina Senator even though he appeared in a TV ad singing the politician’s praises.

The former Arkansas Gov. and current FOX News host starred in ad for the South Carolina Conservative Action Alliance, calling Graham a "leader in South Carolina who knows what it takes to win."

Calling the Republican “a champion for peace,” Huckabee thanked the southern senator for demanding information on the Benghazi attacks and for supporting Israel.

The spot was uploaded to the SCCAA YouTube account on Dec. 11 but only aired this Wednesday during the Capital One Bowl when the University of South Carolina beat Wisconsin, 34-24.

The Columbia based SCCAA is a "grassroots advocacy organization that promotes common-sense, conservative solutions," according to their website.

Now Huckabee insists the ad wasn’t an endorsement for Graham, who is running for a third term, but merely a chance to thank the politician for standing behind Israel.

"Last year, I voiced an ad thanking him for support of Israel," Huckabee wrote in a statement this week.

"It was not an endorsement for his reelection. In fact, I don't plan to endorse anyone in SC Senate race in the primary but I will certainly help in the general election if asked."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
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1 posted on 01/03/2014 1:05:15 PM PST by cotton1706
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Reacting not leading.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 1:07:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: cotton1706
LOL! Huck may be a RINO, but he ain't stupid.

I'm beginning to feel very optimistic about the chances of flushing Lindsey Girl.

Now, if only Kentuckians can do the same with Mitch . . .

3 posted on 01/03/2014 1:07:35 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cotton1706

Huckabee is a snake in the grass and does whatever “subtle” things he can get away with to sabotage true conservative candidates (while he promotes fake conservatives).


4 posted on 01/03/2014 1:08:33 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706
A fast backtrack like that suggests the opposition to Lindsey is energized and responded quickly and strongly. I like the sound of that.

Support Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC

5 posted on 01/03/2014 1:08:46 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck

“A fast backtrack like that suggests the opposition to Lindsey is energized and responded quickly and strongly. I like the sound of that.”

I agree. A very good sign!

Lots of stories right out of the 2014 gate. Time to go full throttle against these worthless RINO’s.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 1:13:30 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

LOL, too late!


7 posted on 01/03/2014 1:13:50 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: cotton1706

More doublespeak from our RINO elite.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 1:14:22 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: cotton1706
I'm still wondering if Linseed Graham swapped spit with 0bama or not.

5.56mm

9 posted on 01/03/2014 1:15:09 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: cotton1706

This is like Cracker Barrel and the Duck Dynasty controversy - too late, damage already done Huck.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 1:16:23 PM PST by Lake Living
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To: Darksheare

LOL, too late!
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It is funny. Huckabee does another “slip” and shows his true colors.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 1:16:25 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Gene Eric

The Governor’s pretty light on his feet for a fat guy.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 1:17:05 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: cotton1706

Just when I didn’t think I could possibly dislike this idiot any more than I already do....


13 posted on 01/03/2014 1:17:25 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Vigilanteman
Now, if only Kentuckians
can do the same with Mitch..
Hey!..We're trying to flush (toilet :) 'ol *itch..
the stain is pretty hard.

14 posted on 01/03/2014 1:17:55 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: cotton1706

“And that cross in my campaign ad is only a bookshelf, my son doesn’t torture and kill puppies, I don’t let murderers out of jail to murder again, and I lost my weight by jogging and dieting!”


15 posted on 01/03/2014 1:20:01 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: cotton1706
Perhaps Linda could get an endorsement from Ubama?
16 posted on 01/03/2014 1:20:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Huck may be a RINO, but he ain't stupid.

Have any proof?

17 posted on 01/03/2014 1:24:48 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: House Atreides

Yet there are his supporters who will try to spin it.
But still, his true colors showed as you mention, and he felt the heat a bit.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 1:26:03 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: cotton1706
Shut up about Huckabee!

Negative remarks on FR could cost him his job as night manager at Slim's Live Bait and Groceries.

19 posted on 01/03/2014 1:26:25 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (This GOP is dead. What do we do now?)
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To: cotton1706

This leaves both Huck and Graham looking like damaged goods.
The Gov. endorsed perhaps out of southern brotherhood.
You are promoting a faulty product, Gov. Huck!


20 posted on 01/03/2014 1:26:51 PM PST by lee martell
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To: cotton1706
click-> America the Beautiful......


"A picture is worth ten thousand words.."


21 posted on 01/03/2014 1:29:56 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: cotton1706

Huckabee is just as small a weenie and just as big a weasel as Graham. Will never vote for either.


22 posted on 01/03/2014 1:31:06 PM PST by fatman6502002
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To: cotton1706
ormer Arkansas Gov. Mick Huckabee praised South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in this TV ad but now insists it wasn't an endorsement. It looked like an endorsement and sounded like an endorsement but Mike Huckabee is backtracking now from his support of Lindsey Graham, insisting he did not mean to back the South Carolina Senator even though he appeared in a TV ad singing the politician’s praises.

Give him credit. Where Obama has taught, Huckabee has learned well.

23 posted on 01/03/2014 1:38:41 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: bigfootbob

About being a RINO? Or not being stupid?


24 posted on 01/03/2014 1:40:21 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: bigfootbob
"Huck may be a RINO, but he ain't stupid."

Have any proof?

• Immediately upon taking office, Governor Huckabee signed a sales tax hike in 1996 to fund the Games and Fishing Commission and the Department of Parks and Tourism (Cato Policy Analysis No. 315, 09/03/98)
• He supported an internet sales tax in 2001 (Americans for Tax Reform 01/07/07)
• He publicly opposed the repeal of a sales tax on groceries and medicine in 2002 (Arkansas News Bureau 08/30/02)
• He signed bills raising taxes on gasoline (1999), cigarettes (2003) (Americans for Tax Reform 01/07/07), and a $5.25 per day bed-tax on private nursing home patients in 2001 (Arkansas New Bureau 03/01/01)
• He proposed another sales take hike in 2002 to fund education improvements (Arkansas News Bureau 12/05/02)
• He opposed a congressional measure to ban internet taxes in 2003 (Arkansas News Bureau 11/21/03)
• In 2004, he allowed a 17% sales tax increase to become law (The Gurdon Times 03/02/04)
• He raised at least nine (9) different taxes: A 47% increase in taxes totaling $505 million on middle-and-lower income Arkansas citizens. Huckabee did cut taxes. It’s just that he raised much more than he cut. Huckabee raised more taxes in 10 years in office than Bill Clinton did in his 12 years. (Source: The Leader, 08/30/2006)
• The well respected Cato Institute (not aligned with any candidate) gave him a ‘F’ rating in last term in office for fiscal conservatism. They rated him lower than even hardcore liberal democratic governors.
• He consistently supported and initiated measures that increase government’s interference in markets. He raised the minimum wage in 2006 from $5.15 to $6.25 an hour and encouraged Congress to take the same initiative on a national level (US Newswire 08/03/06), a proposal that President Bush and most congressional GOP members opposed. He signed a bill into law that would prevent companies from raising their prices 10% ahead of a natural disaster; services like roof repair and tree removal were targeted. He ordered Arkansas regulatory agencies to investigate “price-gouging” in the nursing-home industry and threatened to launch investigations of “gouging” on gas prices after 9-11. He told the Washington Times he supports “empowering people to make their own decisions.”
• He opposed a congressional measure to ban internet taxes in 2003. (Source: Arkansas News Bureau, 11/21/03) and supported an internet sales tax in 2001 (Americans for Tax Reform 01/07/07).
• He referred to the Constitution in this video as a “living, breathing document” as liberals do. Then later, Huckabee’s websites stated: “I firmly believe that the Constitution must be interpreted according to its original meaning, and flatly reject the notion of a “living Constitution.”
• He granted pardons or clemency to over 1,030 criminals, including 12 convicted murderers, some of whom raped or murdered again. In one case, the rape victim pleaded with Huckabee in person and via letters to not to have Wayne Dumond be released, but he did anyway allegedly with Huckabee’s support after serving 12 years of a 20-to-life sentence. He called the parole board and lobbied for clemency and Huckabee himself personally wrote a letter saying that he believed Dumond, the rapist of Ashley Stevens, 17, should be freed. (You can read the actual letters here. Of course, Dumond was released, and he went on to kill and rape two more women. Huckabee denied he put pressure on the board. But critical sources say otherwise. Then, on Nov. 30th, 2009, another violent felon, Maurice Clemmons, who also was granted clemency by Huckabee nine years earlier killed four policemen in a Seattle coffee shop as they typed away at their laptops. Prior to his clemency, Clemmons’ criminal history included at least five felony convictions in Arkansas.
• He turned Arkansas into a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants while he was governor and promoted tuition breaks for the children of illegal immigrants insisting, “You don’t punish a child because a parent committed a crime or committed a sin.” Click here for more Huckabee spin titled: Lies, Deceit & misrepresentation or more spin here or click here to read Michelle Malkin’s take on Huckabee’s illegal immigration pandering or click here.
• During the campaign last year, Huckabee promoted his new and improved “The Secure America Plan” which detailed his 9-point plan to facilitate the “enforcement of our immigration laws and results in the attrition of the illegal immigrant population” Huckabee makes it clear that illegal aliens will have to leave the U.S. However, what he is advocating is the ‘touch back’ provision which was a trick fielded by the supporters of the failed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” amnesty bills in the U.S. Senate. Click here for a slew of documented articles revealing Huckabee’s Liberal Nature or here You can view a Youtube clip of Huckabee pleading for the scholarships for illegals: here. I fear Huckabee would grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Yup.
• He opposed a bill requiring proof of citizenship to vote in his own state. (Source CNS NEWS, Some GOP Concerned about Huckabee’s Immigration Views, Fred Lucas, 12/04/2007) Click here.
• He destroyed the conservative movement in Arkansas, sometimes campaigning for Democrats against Republican candidates and as Phyllis Schlafly says: “left the Republican Party a shambles.”
• He glowingly boasted that he “balanced the budget every year” he was governor, but that’s not much to crow about. Like other governors, he must balance the state budget by law.
• He supposedly supports homeschooling, yet implemented arcane, awful homeschooling rules in Arkansas. He has played politics with the issue to please both unions and homeschoolers in his state. In 1999, Mike Huckabee signed into law a bill which added major restrictions on homeschooling parents and which was opposed by the HSLDA. Yet, he claims he is a big homeschool proponent. He adamantly opposed school vouchers.
• He has strongly advocated that federal funds be distributed to pay for ‘arts and music studies’ in state schools as a “reform” to the No Child Left Behind act, a position that is a big hit with the teachers unions. And, just like a well-spoken Democrat, Huckabee wants more money for public education.
• He joined Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in declaring his opposition to the interrogation procedure known as “waterboarding,” and said he would support closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and moving the Guantanamo prisoners to the military’s only maximum-security prison, Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. This move would grant habeas corpus rights to “enemy combatants.”

25 posted on 01/03/2014 1:43:56 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Or was he looking for proof that he ain’t stupid? Would have reduced your chances of carpal tunnel had you interpreted it that way.


26 posted on 01/03/2014 1:51:33 PM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: House Atreides

He is a snake in the grass and he uses the Lord’s good name as a platform for political gain. Shame on him.


27 posted on 01/03/2014 2:55:52 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: Lazamataz

OUCH! That’ll leave a mark!


28 posted on 01/03/2014 3:04:13 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: cotton1706

Two goobers in a pod!!!


29 posted on 01/03/2014 3:28:09 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: cotton1706

Hopefully our threatening emails (never to belive, support or watch on TV ) got to him. I sure sent him one in a hurry! His “lie” in this is right up there with Obama. He was endorsing Lindsey Graham...and STRONGLY!


30 posted on 01/03/2014 3:40:12 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it stood.)
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To: Vigilanteman; Lazamataz

I was asking if there was any proof Huckleberry not being stupid.

Thanks Laz for posting that list of RINO activities.

He’s very stupid if he thinks he can win the nomination.


31 posted on 01/03/2014 5:27:13 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: bigfootbob

Ah. I misunderstood your intent. Seemed a little out-of-character for you; glad we clarified what you meant... :)


32 posted on 01/03/2014 8:51:20 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: bigfootbob
I was asking if there was any proof Huckleberry not being stupid.

Well, he did land himself a high paying gig with Fox News. And was third runner up to two losers in 2008. He conned an awfully lot of people to vote for him. He's smarter than Jim and Tammy Baker, at least.

33 posted on 01/04/2014 8:00:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cotton1706

Huckabee you’re a lying, sack of hillbilly sh**!


34 posted on 01/05/2014 6:16:16 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Lake Living; All

This is like Cracker Barrel and the Duck Dynasty controversy - too late, damage already done Huck.
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Exactly! Some folks think that his recanting will now hurt Lindsey Graham. Think about it folks; the airwaves have been filled with TV Ads of him supporting Graham. His “recanting” is on YouTube. Hello...... that will be seen by 184 people. Damage is done. If I’m wrong, someone please correct me.


35 posted on 01/05/2014 6:20:08 AM PST by Din Maker
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