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Gov. Huckabee Claims There's More Freedom in North Korea than US
Townhall.com ^ | 04/13/2014 | Christine Rousselle

Posted on 04/14/2014 5:22:51 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Sometimes politicians speak without thinking. Former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was a perfect example of this on Saturday when he bizarrely claimed that he's "beginning to think there's more freedom in North Korea sometimes than in the United States." Huckabee was speaking in Manchester, NH at AFP's Freedom Summit.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: huckabee

1 posted on 04/14/2014 5:22:51 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Misleading headline


2 posted on 04/14/2014 5:23:58 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GIdget2004

I think the left aspires to make us like North Korea. They are getting closer every day.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 5:28:41 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GIdget2004

If he made a similar comment about freedom in North Korea while living there, he’d be in prison the next day.
This is just populist pandering


4 posted on 04/14/2014 5:33:11 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: GIdget2004

Krauthammer has a column today about how a petition with 110,000 signatures was sent to the Washington Post saying that columns criticizing global warming should not be printed. That was sent the day before his column about global warming.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 5:33:13 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: driftdiver

Spot on.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 5:34:27 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: GIdget2004
Stupid goober.


7 posted on 04/14/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT by montag813
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To: GIdget2004

Who???


8 posted on 04/14/2014 5:41:23 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: montag813

Hey Mike, heavyweights shouldn’t wear striped shirts.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 5:47:00 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: GIdget2004

Well that just made for a couple of campaign commercials for his opponents should he throw his hat in the ring.


10 posted on 04/14/2014 5:50:58 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Zathras

Worse yet, it makes us all look like unbalanced loons.

Shut up, Mike.


11 posted on 04/14/2014 5:59:01 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: GIdget2004

Example #153 of ‘Not ready for primetime.’


12 posted on 04/14/2014 6:01:24 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: GIdget2004

Not exactly what he said


13 posted on 04/14/2014 6:02:11 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: GIdget2004

Not yet but we’re getting there.


14 posted on 04/14/2014 6:04:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perdogg

Correct. We need to remember that a conservative can say “Good Morning” and the left will twist it into, “All children should die.”


15 posted on 04/14/2014 6:05:23 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: GIdget2004

People in AR pick some of the silliest people for public office, but will they stick with HRC in 2016?


16 posted on 04/14/2014 6:16:15 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: GIdget2004
He said the TSA. "Huckabee: TSA Worse than North Korea"
17 posted on 04/14/2014 6:50:29 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: montag813

It’s a race to determine which GOP candidate will be fatter: Christie, Huckabee or Jeb.


18 posted on 04/14/2014 6:51:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

Misleading Headline is right.

Quite a stretch of what he said.


19 posted on 04/14/2014 6:58:59 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: Zathras

Yes, so far all they can do is get people fired, taxes audited, or their business harassed by regulatory agencies.


20 posted on 04/14/2014 7:19:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Zathras
In Jail????

With the current monkey in charge of the NK, Huckabee would be pushing up weeds before the Sun shined the next day.

21 posted on 04/14/2014 7:30:20 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Beagle8U

>>‘Not ready for primetime.’<<

My thoughts exactly. First, the remark (even though directed at the TSA) showed a remarkable ignorance of conditions in North Korea. And, second, before those words left his mouth alarm bells should have been ringing regarding how they could come back to haunt him.

It’s right up there with Romney’s “47%” and Obama’s “bitter clingers.” And we already know whether or not the media will broadcast it far and wide when the need arises.

He doesn’t have a chance in hell of being nominated anyway, but still, he should have known better.


22 posted on 04/14/2014 8:02:53 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: GIdget2004

Well I wouldn’t go that far but its getting pretty bad. Bad enough that the lid may blow. Americans only know freedom and now that its being taken away they are getting fearful and angry. A dangerous combination.


23 posted on 04/14/2014 8:41:43 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: duckman

I think the photo is a decade old, so everyone has gotten... bigger.


24 posted on 04/14/2014 4:48:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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