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  • Mike Huckabee To Take Iowa, SC Pastors To Europe On "Reagan, Thatcher, John Paul II Tour"

    06/20/2014 10:32:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    CBN ^ | 6/20/2014 | David Brody
    The Brody File has learned that Mike Huckabee will host evangelical pastors from the early political Primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada as he leads them over to Europe in an event called, “Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour: God Raising Extraordinary Leaders for Extraordinary Times" Watch the invitation video below that Mike Huckabee is sending out to pastors in these key states. It goes out today. Huckabee says he’s leading this tour because it’s an opportunity to show, “the human instruments used by God to change the world’s history.” The 10-day tour takes place...
  • Huckabee Hints at 2016 Presidential Run

    03/20/2013 12:08:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 20, 2013 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has revealed to Newsmax that he is looking at a possible bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. Asked in a Newsmax TV interview if he is considering another White House run, Huckabee declares: “Yeah, I’m not ruling it out at this point. “I’m not sitting around having meetings with the strategic team, but it’s something I will certainly look at and I’m talking to some people just to determine whether it’s a kamikaze raid or whether it has potential and possibility.” Huckabee, who was governor of Arkansas for more than a decade up...
  • Huckabee-second-look-at-todd-akin ( Huckster Strikes again to Hurt the Republican election chances)

    08/23/2012 5:06:06 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 81 replies
    HotAir ^ | AUGUST 23 ,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/23/huckabee-second-look-at-todd-akin/
  • Huckabee digs in behind Akin

    08/23/2012 11:55:47 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 304 replies
    Politico ^ | // | Alexander Burns
    Todd Akin hasn't had many high-profile supporters with him in the trenches this week, but Mike Huckabee became an important and emphatic exception Thursday afternoon, sending a message to his own supporters accusing Republican elites of trying to drum a good man out of a winnable Senate race. Here's what Huckabee said in an email to his list this afternoon: Party’s leaders have for reasons that aren't rational, left [Akin] behind on the political battlefield, wounded and bleeding, a casualty of his self-inflicted, but not intentional wound.
  • STUCK HUCK: Palin Snub Symbolizes Poor Start

    06/23/2012 1:42:19 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 52 replies
    Radio Equalizer ^ | 6/23/12 | Brian Maloney
    Huckabee Radio Talk Show Off To Extremely Slow Start *** EQ EXCLUSIVE *** With mainstream media expectations so high, Mike Huckabee's new radio talk show was probably bound to disappoint. But newly-available hard data reveals a gaping donut hole where the audience should be. It's an ominous sign for Cumulus Media, Huck syndicator and new owner of ABC Radio's largest AM legacy news-talk radio stations. Widely touted as the "civil" answer to Rush Limbaugh's regime-threatening political effectiveness, the former Arkansas governor became an establishment darling earlier this year when the talk titan got caught up in the Sandra Fluke controversy....
  • Backers See Huckabee Filling VP Niche (editorial)

    05/29/2012 5:03:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 29, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    If Mitt Romney's most pressing consideration in selecting a running mate is to find someone who can expand his appeal among independents or a critical demographic that remains up for grabs, several candidates would likely fit the bill better than Mike Huckabee. But if the former Massachusetts governor instead concludes that his right flank is not as secure as it needs to be, Huckabee may be among his best options. The winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses remains one of the most popular and well-recognized conservatives nationwide, and his decision not to launch a second presidential run removed what might...
  • Huckabee Stars in RINO Radio

    04/03/2012 3:26:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 3, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    RINO Radio? Republican In Name Only Radio? Taking on… Rush Limbaugh???????? And demeaning the audience of one's would-be customers… this is a business proposition? Seriously? There's two parts of this discussion: talk radio and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Let's start with talk radio and the basics. All of which are now out there in the Land of Google thanks to the sponsors of this project seeking -- and getting -- their fair share of tons of PR. So that being the case… let's work our way through their pitch and what they're saying. Saying on the record, incredibly enough....
  • Cedar Rapids among five cities where anti-Limbaugh ads will run [Huckabee is a rat!]

    03/23/2012 10:02:31 PM PDT · by iowamark · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 23 March 2012 | AP
    Rush Limbaugh’s opponents are starting a radio campaign against him Thursday, seizing upon the radio star’s attack of a Georgetown law student as a “slut” to make a long-term effort aimed at weakening his business. The liberal Media Matters for America is using a past campaign against Glenn Beck as a template. In Limbaugh, however, they’re going after bigger game. He’s already fighting back and the group’s stance has provoked concerns that an effort to silence someone for objectionable talk is in itself objectionable. Media Matters is spending at least $100,000 for two advertisements that will run in eight cities....
  • New Huckabee Radio Show Moves In on Limbaugh's Turf

    03/18/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 108 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/19/12 | Christopher S Stewart
    After decades as a dominant force in talk radio, Rush Limbaugh could be in for his biggest fight yet. But the threat isn't from activist groups who dislike his conservative politics. It is from one of his own: former Republican governor of Arkansas and onetime presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee. Starting April 9, Mr. Huckabee, a Fox News Channel commentator, will go head-to-head with Mr. Limbaugh in a syndicated radio program airing in the noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time, weekday slot.
  • RICHARD RUSSELL: The Gold Skyrocketing Phase Still Lies Ahead

    11/24/2011 7:22:51 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-24-2011 | Cullen Roche, Pragmatic Capitalism
    RICHARD RUSSELL: The Gold Skyrocketing Phase Still Lies Ahead Cullen Roche, Pragmatic Capitalism Nov. 24, 2011, 4:41 AM Via Richard Russell’s Dow Theory Letters: “Day after day, everyone asks whether gold has topped out. Nobody ever asks whether the market has topped out. Think about it, we’re in a low inflation, low investor fear environment, a dollar that appears to have bottomed and is now firming, and still gold holds above 1700 an ounce. This is a remarkable performance aided by heavy buying in China, India, and Asian nations. But what happens when we hit the inevitable inflation; when investors...
  • Mike Huckabee urges tea party to vote for Mitt Romney

    11/22/2011 10:55:40 AM PST · by iowamark · 188 replies
    The State, SC ^ | November 22, 2011 | Staff
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee gave his thoughts on the 2012 Republican presidential candidates Sunday in an interview with WABC’s Aaron Klein. As the candidates continue to trade rankings in the national polls, Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in his own election bid in 2008, spoke of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the primary. The former Republican presidential candidate urged conservative Republicans to support Romney because he believes the former Massachusetts Gov. has the best chance of defeating Barack Obama in 2012. “Mitt Romney may not be their first choice, but Mitt Romney every day of...
  • Gerald Celente: “Things Are Going to Get Much Worse…Society Is Breaking Down”

    09/15/2011 11:17:20 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 114 replies
    Daily Ticker/Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/15/11 | Aaron Task
    "Things are going to get much worse," Celente says. "Society is breaking down on every level: socially, economically, politically and it's not just the U.S. It's worldwide." Celente believes the globe is following a similar path to what occurred after the 1929 crash: Severe economic contraction, followed by currency wars, trade wars and, ultimately, armed conflict. Currency wars have already started he said, citing the recent decision by the Swiss National Bank to peg the Swiss franc to the euro. "Trade wars are next and then real wars, unfortunately," Celente predicts. Unlike the 1930s and 1940s, The Trends Journal publisher...
  • Huckabee says he could change mind on presidential bid

    06/01/2011 4:40:21 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 42 replies
    Arkansas News ^ | June 1, 2011 | John Lyon
    LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee foresees a “broke and battered” nominee emerging from the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes but says his recent exit from the race is not etched in stone. Appearing today as a guest of the Clinton School of Public Service, the surprise 2008 GOP presidential contender said he did not entirely rule out running next year when he announced last month he had decided against throwing his hat into the ring. Running as a vice presidential candidate next year or for president in 2016 also are not out of the question, he said. “Everything...
  • With Huckabee Out, Whither Iowa?

    05/17/2011 3:48:17 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/16/2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The decision by Mike Huckabee to forgo another presidential bid means that the former governor of Arkansas won’t be seeking back-to-back victories in the the Iowa caucuses... But even as the wide-open nature of Iowa would seem to heighten the importance of the state in the nomination battle, some in the party have openly questioned whether the state’s Republican voters are so conservative that the outcome of its caucuses is irrelevant. “Iowa Republicans have marginalized themselves to the point where competing in Iowa has become optional,” Fergus Cullen, a former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, wrote over the...
  • Huckabee email to his inner circle (re announcement tonight)

    05/14/2011 12:24:40 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Tomorrow night (Saturday) I will announce the next step in my plans for 2012 during my show on the Fox News Channel. I would like to be able to call you or email you personally and in advance of the announcement, but due to the fact that the decision was not finalized until today and that I committed to Fox that I will absolutely not release it prior to doing so on the channel, that became impractical. [snip] It was this afternoon before I could even get word to all of my own children and even now, the executive producer...
  • Huckabee is in.

    05/10/2011 7:22:30 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 152 replies
    This link is up. Huckabee is asking everyone to pray for him as he decides about running for President. This is purely political to fire up his christian right base. He has already decided to run , one does not really pray in public with a website if they have not already decided.
  • Glenn Beck tells 'thin-skinned' Mike Huckabee not to run (a very serious feud)

    04/23/2011 10:37:34 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-22-11 | Maggie Haberman
    Conservative radio host and Fox News personality Glenn Beck fired back at Mike Huckabee on Friday, saying the former Arkansas governor was "co-opting" liberal talking points and should consider staying out the race if he's so "thin-skinned." There are "really tough issues that real conservatives will have with Mike Huckabee," Beck said on his radio show of the politician, who's weighing another run for president in 2012. "If, sir, you are this thin-skinned about your politics, it might be best for you to stay on the sidelines" and not run, he added. It's the latest salvo in a week-long back-and-forth...
  • Glenn Beck Responds to Huckabee and Bugga Bears

    04/22/2011 8:17:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    April 22, 2011 | Vanity
    Just caught Beck on the car radio. A quick summary. After Huckabee emailed Beck about Beck calling him a "progressive" on air, Huckabee also followed it up with a piece on his site ridiculing Beck and his "bugga bear" conspiracy theories. Beck played it on the air this morning. After playing Huckabee's comments, Beck detailed how Huckabee (a Christian and someone who he has met, interviewed and knows many people who are friends of Mike Huckabee -- and that his comments are in response to Huckabee's big government politics) isn't a conservative and is someone who raised taxes when he...
  • Fed-Up Huckabee Rips Beck

    04/21/2011 12:24:48 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 111 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 21, 2011 | Jim Meyers
    Mike Huckabee has issued a sharp response to Glenn Beck’s derisive comments about the former Arkansas governor, saying the “inept” talk show host’s remarks “blow up in his face.” On Wednesday, Beck slapped the dreaded “progressive” label on the potential presidential candidate, saying Huckabee “is the perfect progressive candidate for the Republican Party.” Beck has equated progressivism with cancer that must be excised from America, and has sometimes derided progressives as “Nazis.” Huckabee responded on the website of his political action committee, huckpac.com. “This week Glenn Beck has taken to his radio show to attack me as a Progressive, which...
  • SHUT UP HUCKABEE~!!!!!!!

    04/08/2011 2:04:48 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 32 replies
    I JUST SAW THE HUCKABEE ON TV BLOVIATING ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO GIVE IN THEN DECLARE VICTORY BECAUSE IT GIVES US A GOOD POLITICAL POSITION STFU HUCK~!!!!!!!!!!!! GO BACK TO MAYBERRY WITH OPIE AND AUNT BEE SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT AND KEEP IT SHUT DOWN FOR ALL I CARE
  • (VIDEO) Mike Huckabee Tells Geraldo You Don't Have To Prove Citizenship To Be President

    03/27/2011 12:32:35 AM PDT · by patlin · 97 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube - SaveOurSovereignty3 ^ | March 26, 2011 | YouTube/FoxNews/Geraldo
    Geraldo: When you run for president don't you have to, in all the numerous documents you file, don't you have to prove you were born in the United States? Huckabee flippantly replies: No, you actually don't click link above to go directly to the video
  • THE NEXT DISASTER shall come in a form of threes , Not a stone left unturned T

    03/26/2011 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 35 replies
    The next disaster will come in a form of threes , The first one shall affect the forest and the trees , The second the waters , their taste you shall find , Shall become as that of lime , The third a fire from heaven that can not be overcome , It shall destroy both buildings and nations in that all it touches shall be over run , No life in these places shall be found , For all that was shall be burnt to the ground , The foliage shall die as if from a disease , Every...
  • Say it ain't so Joe...or Chuck, Stickpins to the eye and Sith Happens

    03/13/2011 8:44:02 AM PDT · by bigred08 · 6 replies
    TheIowaRepublican.com ^ | 3/13/11 | Kevin Hall
    I’d never heard a Minnesotan say “ain’t” before last Monday. I grew up in North Carolina. Ain’t is part of the vernacular there. In Iowa and Minnesota, not so much. If you ain’t from there, you ain’t allowed to use it… How bad was T-Paw’s faux pas Monday, calling Steve Scheffler “Chuck” three different times in a 10 minute speech? On the bright side, Scheffler has been called much worse than “Chuck” lately. On the other hand, if you’re trying to win the Iowa Caucus, STEVE Scheffler is a name you should know… By the way, they don’t say “faux...
  • Huckabee Rejects Debates Over Obama's Faith

    02/25/2011 6:36:30 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 56 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 02/25/2011 | Nathan Black
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee came out in defense of President Barack Obama and his professed Christian faith on Thursday. During a press briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Huckabee criticized the debates over Obama's religion and birthplace as "useless" and "unnecessary." "I know for some people that is an obsession but it's not with me," said the Southern Baptist. With rare public appearances at churches on Sundays and a smaller percentage of Americans (34 percent, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life) who believe the president is a Christian, debate continues to loom...
  • Do Birthers Know That Mike Huckabee Is Not a Birther?

    02/15/2011 7:41:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 15, 2011 | Dan Amira
    According to a new poll, 51 percent of Republicans who intend to vote in their party's primaries do not believe that President Obama was born in the United States. Among these birthers, Mike Huckabee is the preferred candidate with 24 percent of the vote, followed by Sarah Palin at 19 percent, "someone else" at 15 percent, Newt Gingrich at 14 percent, and Mitt Romney at 11 percent. Unfortunately for the birthers, though, Huckabee, the winner of the birther primary, has made it clear that he doesn't subscribe to such conspiracy theories. As he said on Geraldo at Large on July...
  • Romney, Huckabee Even With Obama, Other GOP Hopefuls Trail

    02/06/2011 6:42:11 AM PST · by speciallybland · 72 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 02/06/2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    An early look at potential 2012 match-ups indicates that the election is likely shaping up as a referendum on President Obama. That’s typical when an incumbent runs for reelection. The numbers show that Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee essentially run even with Obama at this point. Romney is nominally up two points, 44% to 42%, while Huckabee is tied with the president at 43% apiece. Three other well-known potential candidates, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul trail the president. Palin is down by 11 points, 49% to 38%, Gingrich by eight, 47% to 39%, and Paul by nine, 44%...
  • Red Eye to Huckabee: Are you calling Palin an Extremist? (positioning himself as a moderate?)

    12/18/2010 5:21:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 185 replies · 2+ views
    HotAir ^ | Saturday December 18, 2010
    Video: Mike Huckabee implies that Palin is an "extremist," due to her opposition to the tax bill compromise. Huckabee stated earlier that "What we got here is a (tax) bill that the extremes of both sides hate" When questioned later on whether Sarah Palin was an extremist since she opposed the bill, Huckabee said that Sarah wasn't an 'extremist' per say just occupying an extreme position. He then compares her "extreme position" on the right to that of Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-NY) extremism on the left. Huck: ".....You've got the far left, and the far right...Anthony Weiner, for example, thinks...
  • Mike Huckabee Wonders Why Sarah Palin Gets So Much Attention (And NPR Pimps Gomer)

    12/06/2010 2:12:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | December 6, 2010 | Frank James
    Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who had a good run during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries before Sen. John McCain went on to win the nomination, is thought by some in the White House to be the likely GOP nominee. But he hasn't been getting the kind of excited frequent media attention of Sarah Palin and this has apparently begun to bother him. According to Politico.com which interviewed Huckabee, he expressed some consternation: “The polls are consistently favorable, putting me either at the top of every poll or right near it. It’s hard to ignore that, having swum in...
  • Huckabee appears to be gearing up for a run

    11/30/2010 7:30:39 PM PST · by pissant · 54 replies · 4+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 11/28/10 | Jason Tolbert
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made a high-profile trek up to Iowa last Sunday to speak to a gathering of social conservatives. While being careful to stop short of an actual announcement, he sounded like a presidential candidate. In fact, just days before the event, Huckabee made sure everyone knew that his appearance in Iowa was all about politics. The group sponsoring the event — Iowa Family Policy Center — promoted Huckabee’s appearance to Iowa churches saying he was coming “not as a politician, but as a pastor.” Huckabee’s spokesman quickly put out a statement correcting this saying that Huckabee’s...
  • Mike Huckabee Confronts Ann Coulter Over Her Claim He’s A ‘Liberal Christian’

    10/10/2010 6:11:46 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 187 replies · 2+ views
    MEDIAITE ^ | 10/10/2010 | Glynnis Macnicol
    Last night on his show Mike Huckabee called on (a seemingly unprepared) Ann Coulter to explain last month’s claim that “all liberals are atheists. Only the ones who have to stand for election even bother pretending to believe in God…There’s only one true Christian liberal in the country and that’s Mike Huckabee.” Indeed. Coulter, who protested “this was not our topic, Governor!” defended the quote by saying it was not an insult to Huckabee, but an insult to all of Obama’s so-called Christian advisers (“they are such fake, phony frauds”) whom Coulter thinks do not spend enough time protesting abortion...
  • Just A Reminder: Mike Huckabee Supported Scholarships For Illegal Aliens

    09/21/2010 6:21:10 PM PDT · by curth · 28 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 9/21/2010 | Gary Jackson
    Mike Huckabee, the Mitt Romney of the South, talks a good game, and says all of the right words, but truth be told, he is what is known as a “compassionate conservative.” In other words, he is somewhat conservative on social issues, but a Big Government progressive on everything else. Much like his fellow traveler, Mitt Romney, Huckabee is known for skillfully sticking his finger to the wind, and following which ever direction that wind takes him at the time. This video, from Huckabee’s State of The State address given on January 11, 2005, shows Huckabee discussing the need for...
  • Yes, Obama's eligible for president, in Kenya!

    08/09/2010 6:27:15 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 25 replies
    WND ^ | August 10, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Under the new Kenyan constitution, Barack Obama is a citizen of Kenya by birth who is eligible to be elected president of Kenya, whether he was born in Kenya or not. The East African nation's new constitution was officially published as a proposal May 6 and was ratified as published Aug. 4 in a national referendum with 67 percent approval. The Times of London last year reported at the time of his inauguration as U.S. president, Obama was wildly popular in Kenya, with one man quoted as saying, "This man is Jesus. When will he come to Kenya to save...
  • Huckabee again defends (Cop Killer) Clemmons pardon. Would do it again.

    06/28/2010 5:41:44 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6-21-10 | Jim Brunner
    As he has before, Huckabee defends his decision to the New Yorker, saying Clemmons' prison sentence was unjust given what he knew at the time. In Arkansas, Huckabee commuted the sentence of Maurice Clemmons, who went on to shoot four police officers in Washington last year. Given the same information he had then, Huckabee says, he would make the same decision.
  • The anti-Palin

    06/21/2010 10:22:27 AM PDT · by pissant · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/21/10 | Ben Smith
    The New Yorker today discovers Mike Huckabee, but also astutely picks up the center of his political attraction to some Republicans right now, which is that he neutralizes Palin: In some ways, Huckabee seems like a promising candidate for 2012: a squeaky-clean family man and bona-fide Christian who loves to talk. His communication is folksy but fluid; he never seems flummoxed, like George W. Bush, or befuddled, like John McCain, or unprepared, like Sarah Palin. “If we're running a race against their most articulate guy,” Steve Schmidt, John McCain's former campaign manager, told me, referring to President Obama, “we should...
  • The Mystery of Barack Obama - attempts to scrub the truth will not go away

    05/24/2010 8:29:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 25 replies · 1,669+ views
    Oil Immigration ^ | May 22nd, 2010 | David-Crockett
    This is an article which has been around for a while now. It is well written and should be reviewed by those that continue to challenge Obama. We should never forget the fact that a true “master of deceit” is sitting in the Whitehouse.This is an EXCLUSIVE article posted on the Western Journalism website. Here is the original link.It should be pointed out that American Grand Jury has evidence saved within its database backing up most claims made in this article. One special note: where this article claims Obama has spent 1.4 million dollars paying lawyers to hide the truth,...
  • Iowa GOP candidate to Tea Party "I can't see Russia from here like Governor Palin"

    01/16/2010 2:19:53 PM PST · by bigred08 · 77 replies · 2,968+ views
    The Spencer Daily Reporter ^ | 1/15/2010 | Randy Cauthron
    "I can't see Russia from here like Gov. Palin, but I can see South Dakota and South Dakota has figured it out - zero percent sells." Those words came from Iowa GOP Gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats during a forum sponsored by the Clay County Tea Party Patriots. Vander Plaats is making his third attempt at becoming Iowa's Governor. He is a very close ally of Mike Huckabee, and served as Huckabee's 2008 Iowa co-chair. empt at the Iowa Governor's office, the Sioux City businessman's appearance highlighted the first of three scheduled gubernatorial Informed Voter Forums sponsored by the Clay...
  • We need initiative to rebuild America (JESSE JAGMO ALERT)

    12/29/2009 7:03:45 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 22 replies · 535+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 29, 2009 | JESSE JACKSON
    'There is not a liberal America and a conservative America -- there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America -- there's the United States of America." With these words at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama electrified a divided country, launching a victorious Senate campaign, and four years later, a triumphant presidential campaign. He took office amid the worst conditions facing any incoming president since Franklin D. Roosevelt -- a great recession, two wars, financial free-fall. In his first year he staved off depression,...
  • Huckabee: Nelson like Judas on health care reform

    12/20/2009 4:35:00 PM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 1,011+ views
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says those unhappy with the health care overhaul set to be pushed through the Senate this week should express their displeasure at the polls next November. Huckabee spoke Sunday to a raucous crowd of about 1,800 people at an Omaha rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity of Nebraska. Huckabee says the vote on health care reform is a pivotal moment in American history, and he took Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson to task for deciding to support the measure. Huckabee went so far as to compare Nelson to Judas in the biblical story of Jesus'...
  • Huckabee will hold Omaha rally [Sunday, to protest Ben Nelson]

    12/19/2009 10:45:09 PM PST · by freespirited · 109 replies · 3,109+ views
    Omaha Herald ^ | 12/19/09 | Robyn Tysver
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is headed to Nebraska. Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, will headline an Omaha rally Sunday afternoon to try to persuade U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson to change his mind on health care reform. The rally will be at 3 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium Music Hall, 17th Street and Capitol Avenue. Doors will open at 2 p.m. The rally was put together quickly Saturday after Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, said he would support a health-care reform bill in the Senate. Republican U.S. Rep. Lee Terry of Omaha is expected to attend, as well as state...
  • Four Errors in the War Against Huckabee

    12/12/2009 8:24:49 AM PST · by AJKauf · 49 replies · 1,420+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 12 | Adam Graham
    Many conservatives have made a concerted effort to bury Mike Huckabee over his decision nine years ago to grant clemency to Maurice Clemmons, who became a cop killer and child rapist before being killed by police. Being a former Huck-basher turned Huck-backer, I watched the blog sniping of the past week with some sadness. My support of Huckabee isn’t exactly mainstream in the blogosphere. What I witnessed this past week was several people I respect making fools of themselves. I see four errors made in the war on Huckabee: 1. The Rush to Judgment Michelle Malkin wrote her first post...
  • Huckabee appears on Comedy Central on same day as Washington cops' funerals

    12/09/2009 1:18:26 AM PST · by bigred08 · 149 replies · 3,528+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/9/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Tuesday, thousands of people mourned their deaths with a touching memorial service. How did Mike Huckabee honor the victims? He appeared on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" to promote his book.
  • Huckabee is lying about cop killer's criminal record in Arkansas

    12/06/2009 2:09:11 PM PST · by bigred08 · 20 replies · 1,097+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/6/2009 | Kevin Hall
    The facts tell a completely different story from the fable that Huckabee is propagating. Clemmons committed much more than one burglary and one robbery. Also, Clemmons was 17 years old, not 16, as Huckabee claims.
  • Huck Out of Luck: Give his Career the Chair

    12/06/2009 10:29:58 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 53 replies · 2,394+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | Staff
    The Mike Huckabee body count continues to rise. During his 10 years as Arkansas governor, Huckabee commuted the sentences of 1,033 convicted criminals. He knowingly released more than a few rapists and murderers and sometimes mocked or attacked prosecutors who pleaded with him to keep violent offenders behind bars. While Huckabee was governor, the parole board released convicted rapist Wayne Dumont. Huckabee had publicly argued for Dumont's release, and parole board members said he pressured them to let the rapist out. Eleven months after his release, Dumont raped and killed a woman. In 2000, Huckabee granted clemency to Maurice Clemmons,...
  • Why Huckabee Ain't Dead Yet

    12/06/2009 7:42:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 124 replies · 2,628+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2009 | Kevin McCullough
    Mike Huckabee had zero to do with the deaths this past week of four Seattle police officers. Radio hosts and bloggers who attempt to imply anything to the contrary are dishonest. Any who attempt to make political hay with it are actually "pundits who are not to be trusted." As one who clearly understands the election cycles of American politics can explain to you, making predictions three years before the next election is really silly. I was driving home one afternoon this past week sometime after 6pm EST and heard a fill-in host on a nationally syndicated talk show self-identifying...
  • Huckabee is lying about cop killer's criminal record in Arkansas

    12/05/2009 7:32:25 AM PST · by bigred08 · 62 replies · 1,584+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/5/2009 | Kevin Hall
    There were also three separate courtroom incidents in 1990 where Clemmons tried to use a weapon against a judge, threw a padlock at a bailiff, and tried to take a guard's pistol. A judge ordered Clemmons be placed in leg shackles because he felt Clemmons threatened him.
  • Huckabee is lying about cop killer's age and criminal record in Arkansas

    12/04/2009 11:06:29 AM PST · by bigred08 · 70 replies · 2,610+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/4/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Mike Huckabee is a liar. He granted clemency to a dangerous criminal, but wants us to believe everyone would have acted the same way. Huckabee's efforts to shift blame away from himself includes a total fabrication of Maurice Clemmons' extensive criminal history.
  • Huckabee a Most Dangerous Man

    12/04/2009 10:35:29 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 24 replies · 793+ views
    From Sea To Shining Sea ^ | 12/04/09 | PurpleMountains
    During the 2008 campaign I made the statement that I thought that Huckabee was the most dangerous Republican candidate in that he would be a disaster as president. I said this because of the excesses of compassion that he had demonstrated as governor of Arkansas, as well as his unwillingness to put aside his religious beliefs in the conduct of public business. He is obviously a very talented showman, as his success on Fox demonstrates, but again I say, he is a most dangerous man. His misplaced compassion has left many victims. Clemmons is to Huckabee as Willie Horton was...
  • It's final: No more Ark. parolees in Wash. state

    12/03/2009 6:29:11 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies · 1,180+ views
    KOMO News ^ | December 3, 2009 | Bryan Johnson
    Washington state will not accept any more parolees from Arkansas. The governor's order stems from the belief that Arkansas could have kept the Lakewood cop killer Maurice Clemmons behind bars. Despite a 108-year sentence in Arkansas, Clemmons was on parole. Former Governor Mike Huckabee granted that parole, and is still defending himself for it. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says under a national agreement, Arkansas should've taken Clemmons back last May when he got himself in trouble again. And don't blame the local courts for the Lakewood tragedy, the governor said. Corrections chief Eldon Vail told Arkansas he'll reject any more...
  • Huckabee: Sarah Palin Has a Very Different Political Direction Than I Do

    12/03/2009 10:10:54 AM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,453+ views
    GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 03, 2009
    Huckabee: Sarah Palin Has a Very Different Political Direction Than I Do Thursday, December 3, Jim Hoft Huck spoke about Sarah Palin today saying, “She has a very different political direction than I do.” True. She does not pardon or release cop-killing felons decades before their sentence is up. The Hill blog reported, via Free Republic: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) on Wednesday sought to put distance between former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) and himself. Huckabee, in an interview with Christianity Today, stressed that the two potential 2012 presidential candidates have different “political direction[s]” and questioned both of their statuses...
  • Huckabee on Palin: 'She Has a Very Different Political Direction Than I Do'

    12/03/2009 8:36:54 AM PST · by caddystacks · 83 replies · 2,835+ views
    The Hill-Briefing Room ^ | 12/03/09 10:28 AM ET | Jordan Fabian
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) on Wednesday sought to put distance between former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) and himself. Huckabee, in an interview with Christianity Today, stressed that the two potential 2012 presidential candidates have different "political direction[s]" and questioned both of their statuses as presidential contenders. "We're both Republican, we're both pro-life—there are a lot of similarities that way—but she has a very different political direction than I do," he said. " I'm not sure of her future politically, and I'm really not sure of mine either." Questions about Huckabee's political future have sprouted up after it was reported...