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mike huckabee to conservatives: 'stop the fight' over common core
Breitbart News ^ | 08/24/2014 | DR. SUSAN BERRY

Posted on 08/25/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT by GIdget2004

On Friday Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) called on conservatives to “stop the fight” over the Common Core standards and, instead, consider the positive effects the nationalized standards might have on students in poor-performing schools.

As ABC News reports, Huckabee, considered to be a 2016 presidential hopeful, was addressing the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) in Washington, a group that includes over 40,000 churches and 16 million evangelical Hispanics.

In February, the NHCLC announced its endorsement of the Common Core standards and its plans to launch a nationwide campaign to salvage the increasingly unpopular initiative. On September 7, the group’s pastors plan to pitch the controversial standards initiative to their congregations during their sermons.

“I don’t support what Common Core has become in many states or school districts,” Huckabee told his Fox News audience last December. “Look, I’m dead set against the federal government creating a uniform curriculum for any subject. I oppose the collection of personal data on students that would identify them and then track them, and certainly any effort to give that personal information to the federal government.”

Just one month earlier, however, Huckabee urged the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the creators and owners of the Common Core standards, to get rid of the “Common Core” name because it had become “toxic.”

“Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat,” Huckabee told the CCSSO.

By calling on conservatives to “stop the fight” against standards for which support across the country is plummeting, Huckabee is casting himself squarely as an establishment candidate, against potential GOP candidates who know that the Common Core initiative will lead to greater federal control of education and less control by state legislatures and local school districts and parents.

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1 posted on 08/25/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Go play some country fried bass, Huckleberry.


2 posted on 08/25/2014 7:15:05 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: GIdget2004

FUMH!


3 posted on 08/25/2014 7:15:36 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: GIdget2004

The Merv Griffin of Fox strikes again!


4 posted on 08/25/2014 7:16:23 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: GIdget2004
“Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat,” Huckabee told the CCSSO.

Yeah, like Obamacare.

Who needs another big government republican - they come a dime a dozen.

5 posted on 08/25/2014 7:17:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Huckleberry can kiss my big white @ss!


6 posted on 08/25/2014 7:18:06 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: GIdget2004
CONSERVATIVES TO MIKE HUCKABEE: 'STOP THE FIGHT' TO PRETEND YOU'RE RELEVANT (OR CONSERVATIVE)
7 posted on 08/25/2014 7:19:08 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: GIdget2004

If education isn’t a local government and societal issue, demanding input from the lowest possible level (i.e.. parents), then I don’t know what is.

Huckabee has his head up his @zz on this one.


8 posted on 08/25/2014 7:19:52 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Leave it to the Huckster to be on the wrong side of yet another issue.


9 posted on 08/25/2014 7:20:40 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: GIdget2004
Title was all caps so I thought I'd respond in kind...

FREEDOM-LOVERS TO MIKE HUCKABEE: QUIT DEFENDING COERCIVE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INTRUSION INTO OUR FREEDOM TO CHOOSE WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR CHILDREN.

10 posted on 08/25/2014 7:20:42 AM PDT by PapaNew (The grace of God & freedom always win the debate over unjust law & government in the forum of ideas)
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To: GIdget2004
Whoever was the Freeper that posted back in 08' to watch this guy and that he is "our" Jimma Carter, Thank You!

Now how do we utilize the metaphorical vaudevillian hook to get him off the stage, Oye Vey I have had enough of him....

11 posted on 08/25/2014 7:20:55 AM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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To: GIdget2004

“Huckabee, considered to be a 2016 presidential hopeful”

If that’s the case Hillary will give Mike quite the contest for the Democrat nomination.


12 posted on 08/25/2014 7:21:23 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: GIdget2004

No.

My interest in educating my kids and choosing how does NOT necessarily coincide with politicians’ interests in educating kids in general and choosing how. The latter need a “lowest common denominator” standard geared toward compliant graduates sharing political persuasions, while the former needs the very best individually-tailored out-of-the-box independence & leadership training my money can buy.


13 posted on 08/25/2014 7:21:27 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Solve problems, don't bitch about them.)
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To: GIdget2004

Bovine fecal matter. Same stinky pile - brand new name.


14 posted on 08/25/2014 7:22:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: GIdget2004

It would be so nice if these people, that are interested in Federal office, would take a look at the Constitution once in a while and see what is not in it.


15 posted on 08/25/2014 7:22:25 AM PDT by super7man (Oh why did I post that, now I'll never be able to run for Congress.)
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To: GIdget2004

Some needs to go smack Huck, stupid this bad is sposed to hurt.


16 posted on 08/25/2014 7:22:38 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: GIdget2004

“students in poor-performing schools”

It’s not the schools - it’s the students.


17 posted on 08/25/2014 7:22:46 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: GIdget2004

It’s wearisome to constantly hear the faux conservative lecture to true conservatives.

In another era the Huckster would be a con man traveling with a carnival but now he’s conned his way onto the national stage.


18 posted on 08/25/2014 7:23:07 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

One by one they tip their hand...


19 posted on 08/25/2014 7:23:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: skeeter
“Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat,” Huckabee told the CCSSO.

The thing is Mike, the lefties who run our government and our education establishment also want to "rebrand it, refocus it."

The power to define and impose a single national curriculum is too much power for any government, or government-affiliated organization to have.

And let's not forget, Mike, how much better educated the American people were as a whole when all education was local:

In 2010, Barack Obama called for fixing the public education system by giving us the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and “Race to the Top,”

which he said would fix the education system already fixed by the 2001 GW Bush and Ted Kennedy legislation called “No Child Left Behind,”

which was supposed to fix a system supposedly already fixed by a 1994 piece of federal legislation called “Goals 2000,”

which was supposed to fix a system already fixed by “America 2000,”

which was a 1991 response during the Bush administration to a 1983 federal report on education called “A Nation at Risk,

which was published a full four years after Jimmy Carter first fixed the nation’s public school system by establishing a cabinet-level Department of Education in 1979.

20 posted on 08/25/2014 7:23:28 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: GIdget2004

Reason #729 Mike Huckabee is a complete idiot.


21 posted on 08/25/2014 7:23:38 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: GIdget2004

Some people thought he would be a good choice for president. He’s clueless.

And, 2., no way the media will ever let a former Baptist preacher become president. He better stick to this Fox News program because that’s going to be his best way to ever CASH IN.


22 posted on 08/25/2014 7:23:56 AM PDT by boycott
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To: GIdget2004

One Dope from Hope was already too many.


23 posted on 08/25/2014 7:24:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CatherineofAragon
The Merv Griffin of Fox strikes again!

LMAO.

24 posted on 08/25/2014 7:24:51 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Jim Noble

“students in poor-performing schools”

It’s not the schools - it’s the students.
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True. In basketball there’s a saying that goes “you can’t teach height”.

And in schools you can’t teach native born IQ.


25 posted on 08/25/2014 7:25:07 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: House Atreides

You can lead a student to books, but you can’t make him think.


26 posted on 08/25/2014 7:25:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GIdget2004

I saw through this liberal preacher (I.E. Elmer Gantry) many, many years ago and have NEVER trusted him as a true conservative. As a politician he is nothing more than a “flim-flam man.”

“Fool me once...shame on you. Fool me twice...shame on me.”

I watch Fox every day and the only program I skip on a regular basis is his. I simply can’t stand him!!!!!


27 posted on 08/25/2014 7:26:52 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: GIdget2004

Go home Mike. Stay out of the race.


28 posted on 08/25/2014 7:26:55 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: GIdget2004

Politically this guy is dead to me. The sad thing is, Huckabee is well liked by many people who are then led astray by his non-nonsensical version of go along to get along.

Shame on you Mike. You could have been a great force for good.

Common Core should be a no-go for Conservatives. Now more will buy in because Mike has his head firmly implanted.


29 posted on 08/25/2014 7:27:08 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: taildragger
That Freeper was Jim Robinson. He posted a vanity in support of Mike Huckabee.

Feel free to ping him with your Thank You! if you like.

30 posted on 08/25/2014 7:28:08 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: b4its2late

I disagree, we need as many moderates to run so they can be the ones who take votes from each other for once, instead of it being the conservatives.


31 posted on 08/25/2014 7:28:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GIdget2004

What I find interesting about this is that he is saying it a few days after I read that Common Core is losing support at all levels.

He’s telling us to give up the fight while we’re winning. And his excuse also supports nationalized standards, which I’m also against. Education is not a FedGov concern.


32 posted on 08/25/2014 7:28:23 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: GIdget2004

Huckabee, murderer by proxy. Twice!


33 posted on 08/25/2014 7:28:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: GIdget2004

“MIKE HUCKABEE TO CONSERVATIVES: ‘STOP THE FIGHT’ OVER COMMON CORE”

Corrected title.

RINO Mike Huckabee to Conservatives: ‘STOP THE FIGHT’ OVER COMMON CORE” - OBAMA WON.


34 posted on 08/25/2014 7:28:51 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: cuban leaf
He’s telling us to give up the fight while we’re winning.

That's the GOPe in a nutshell.

35 posted on 08/25/2014 7:29:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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36 posted on 08/25/2014 7:29:42 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: dfwgator

Maybe true. But I’m just sick of listening to them.


37 posted on 08/25/2014 7:30:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: GIdget2004
Huckabee sees John McCain getting on in years, and wants to take his place as the next super-liberal Republican.

I am ashamed this pr**k played at the 2000 Freeper Inaugural Ball.

38 posted on 08/25/2014 7:30:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: GIdget2004

Conservatives to Mike Huckabee: “No!”


39 posted on 08/25/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (<------- has now left CA for NV, where guns and God have not been outlawed! Molon Labe)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Seems more like Gomer Pyle to me.


40 posted on 08/25/2014 7:32:04 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I see Huckleberry is still the phony he always was.


41 posted on 08/25/2014 7:32:35 AM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: GIdget2004

Huckabee: If it helps the bottom 5% of the school kids, it’s not important how much damage you do to the other 95%!


42 posted on 08/25/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: GIdget2004

Huckster-B is and was always a political weasel.


43 posted on 08/25/2014 7:33:09 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: GIdget2004

He was such a great Conservative at one point in his life that he was the toast of FR. Those days, sadly, are long gone.


44 posted on 08/25/2014 7:33:42 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: dfwgator

He’s telling us to give up the fight while we’re winning.
That’s the GOPe in a nutshell.


Yep. It’s because THEY are not winning. They are the other side of the liberal coin. The R’s and D’s are playing “good cop, bad cop” with us. Their common enemy is conservative Americans and small business. We are not controllable.


45 posted on 08/25/2014 7:34:08 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: cuban leaf

46 posted on 08/25/2014 7:36:15 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: GIdget2004

Moderate Republican = socialism....in small increments!!!


47 posted on 08/25/2014 7:36:54 AM PDT by ontap
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To: GIdget2004

What a class A jerk!


48 posted on 08/25/2014 7:38:18 AM PDT by alstewartfan (He's only come to bring another perfect dream! Al Stewart)
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To: GIdget2004

Go and find another death row inmate to pardon ....


49 posted on 08/25/2014 7:38:20 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Was Told Nobody Is Perfect But Yet, Here I Am)
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To: GIdget2004

Magic, All the Federal Government has to do is mandate it and it happens.

They order “You will learn”, and everyone gets smart.

Let’s make this genius our President.


50 posted on 08/25/2014 7:39:33 AM PDT by DManA
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