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  • Elections:Huckabee Says Ted Cruz Earned ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Moniker

    07/21/2016 9:45:14 AM PDT · by orchestra · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has been supportive of Donald Trump, says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has earned his “Lyin’ Ted” moniker by refusing to endorse Trump despite his previous pledge to support the Republican nominee. Huckabee made the comments on Facebook after Cruz’s speech here at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night where he was booed by some of the delegates for not explicitly offering support to Trump. Wrote Huckabee: “The question of the night was whether Ted Cruz would honor his word and support the nominee or earn the moniker ‘Lyin’ Ted’ given to him by...
  • Mike Huckabee Suspends 2016 Presidential Race

    02/01/2016 7:43:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/01/2016
    Mike Huckabee announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 2016 presidential race Monday night. Gov. Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK 10:26 PM - 1 Feb 2016 Since announcing his run on May 5, 2015, in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee ran a campaign centered on social conservatism, protecting entitlement programs from cuts and completely revamping the federal tax system.
  • Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

    02/01/2016 8:46:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 10:54 PM EST | Vivian Salama
    Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago. As caucus results were still streaming in, Huckabee wrote on Twitter that he was "officially suspending my campaign." He thanked his backers for their loyal support, adding the hashtag #ImWithHuck. Calls to the Huckabee campaign for comment were not immediately returned. ...
  • Huckabee Backers Slams Ted Cruz As A “Phony” Christian In New Iowa TV Ad

    01/27/2016 8:18:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 26, 2016 | McKay Coppins
    Supporters of Mike Huckabee are launching a TV attack ad here in the final days of the race that casts Ted Cruz as a charlatan feigning intense Christian devotion to win votes. The ad, which is being aired by the pro-Huckabee super PAC Pursuing America’s Greatness and was previewed for BuzzFeed News, depicts two women chatting prior to a group Bible study about the upcoming Iowa caucuses. The women are shown discussing recent leaked comments in which Cruz privately told donors he wouldn’t prioritize fighting same-sex marriage if he was elected; they also talk about Cruz’s reportedly meager record of...
  • Mike Huckabee: 'I Plan To Finish First In Iowa'

    01/07/2016 7:16:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jan 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    "I plan to finish first in Iowa," Huckabee said on Thursday morning. "I know a lot of people have written me off, but they wrote me off eight years ago. They wrote Rick Santorum off four years ago. I'm still counting that we're going to have a big surprise for people on February first." "This is not a surrender. This is an all out declaration," Huckabee charged, adding that he wouldn't be working this hard if he didn't think he can win. "There is no short cut here," he continued, explaining that candidates can send out mailers and buy up...
  • Huckabee Hits Cruz with Whopper Lie; Then Denies It's a Lie

    01/02/2016 9:05:26 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | January 2, 2016 | Rob Knowles
    A Super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee recently ran an ad that quotes Ted Cruz at a Manhattan fundraiser. The precisely edited clip makes it appear as though Cruz isn’t who he says he is. The recording from which that clip was taken has a lot more to offer. Here’s the actual transcript of the exchange between Cruz and his questioner as provided by Politico: DONOR: “Can I ask you a question? So, I’m a big supporter. And the only issue I really disagree with you about is gay marriage. And I’m curious: Given all the problems that the country’s facing–like...
  • Huckabee Hits Cruz with Whopper Lie; Then Denies It's a Lie

    01/02/2016 9:05:25 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | January 2, 2016 | Rob Knowles
    A Super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee recently ran an ad that quotes Ted Cruz at a Manhattan fundraiser. The precisely edited clip makes it appear as though Cruz isn’t who he says he is. The recording from which that clip was taken has a lot more to offer. Here’s the actual transcript of the exchange between Cruz and his questioner as provided by Politico: DONOR: “Can I ask you a question? So, I’m a big supporter. And the only issue I really disagree with you about is gay marriage. And I’m curious: Given all the problems that the country’s facing–like...
  • Mike Huckabee: I don’t understand why evangelical leaders aren’t uniting behind me

    12/17/2015 6:42:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Anyone want to help him solve this confounding mystery? Incidentally, allow me to go on record now as predicting that Huckabee will endorse Marco Rubio once he drops out. “For reasons I don’t fully understand, years and years of actually doing something and getting things done didn’t matter,” Huckabee said of the group’s deliberations. ”And I don’t understand that.”… Huckabee, according to sources, has often reminded [Tony] Perkins and his fellow influencers that a major reason he gave up his Fox News show and launched a 2016 campaign was because he expected to have their backing. Their decision to instead...
  • Mike Huckabee ‘surprised’ Ted Cruz showed up at Kim Davis rally: ‘It was our event’

    09/09/2015 3:24:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/9/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed claims Wednesday that one of his aides blocked fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz from speaking at a Kentucky rally for Kim Davis on Tuesday.</p> <p>“Look, I invited him to come and meet with Kim Davis. It was our event. We were kind of surprised that he showed up. But you know, once he was there, we invited him to come and meet with her. So I’m not sure what the controversy is,” Mr. Huckabee said on Fox News, Politico reported.</p>
  • Huckabee Aide Reportedly Blocked Ted Cruz from Speaking to Kim Davis Crowd

    09/08/2015 3:46:52 PM PDT · by VinL · 109 replies
    Mediate ^ | 9/8/15 | A.Kirrell
    Among the Republican presidential candidates, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz have stood out as the two most ardent defenders of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was recently jailed after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses in her jurisdiction. The two conservatives made a point to travel down to the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday to join protesters in support of Davis, but the plans changed slightly when a judge ordered her immediate release. And then comes the following doozy from the New York Times write-up of this afternoon’s Kim Davis Release Extravaganza (emphasis ours): "The rally Tuesday had been...
  • VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

    07/30/2015 12:36:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • Huckabee's Hucksterism vs. Clintons' Cash

    05/09/2015 11:03:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 8, 2015 | RON FOURNIER
    There's a seedy side to this candidate's smile. Behind former Gov. Mike Huckabee's warm smile, inclusive rhetoric, and gee-whiz populism lies an ethics record that would make a Clinton blush. His greedy, cheesy money grabs as governor in Arkansas were a preview of today's greedy, cheesy money grabs. As part of what The New York Times called "unconventional ways to fund a campaign," the newly minted GOP presidential candidate recently pitched a dubious medical treatment via infomercial."Let me tell you, diabetes can be reversed," Huckabee says. "I should know, because I did it. Today you can, too." No you can't....
  • Brody File Analysis: Evangelical Food Fight: Mike Huckabee vs. Ted Cruz

    05/06/2015 12:19:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CBN's The Brody File ^ | May 6, 2015 | David Brody, chief political correspondent
    Mike Huckabee is not the evangelical candidate. Oh sure, he’ll get a hefty amount of the evangelical vote even though there is a much more competitive field this time around. But if you think he’s a one-trick pony then you miss the larger story. The easy media narrative will be that Huckabee must appeal to evangelicals to do well. And there’s no denying that will be a part of his potential winning equation. But what Huckabee has that no other candidate possesses is an, “aw shucks,” bless your heart, southern charm. That will play well in the heartland of this...
  • Iowa radio host bashes Huckabee [Steve Deace]

    05/07/2015 2:46:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 07, 2015, 04:43 pm | Ben Kamisar
    A former key Iowa ally of Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee during his 2008 presidential bid blasted his views on entitlement programs.Radio host Steve Deace delivered a line-by-line takedown of pieces of Huckabee’s presidential announcement speech, specifically honing in on his calls to save “safety nets like Medicare and Social Security.”“These are not safety nets, these are entitlements. Those programs are the basis for a permanent welfare state,” Deace said Wednesday on the “Steve Deace Show,” according to audio provided by the liberal-leaning Media Matters.“We can’t afford this, we are currently $18 trillion in debt. To make all those entitlement welfare...
  • The Huckster stands by his scam

    05/07/2015 10:05:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | David Ramsey
    As noted here before, Mike Huckabee's special knack for turning political attention into wealth for himself includes shilling for dubious products and selling sponsored ad space to disreputable sorts in emails sent to supporters.  Huckabee was questioned by CNN about the practice of spamming his own supporters in order to grab some extra cash for himself.  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended renting out his email list to a group selling hidden cures for cancer embedded in Bible verses, saying it was no different than CNN allowing advertisers for catheters or adult diapers to air alongside programming. "My gosh, that's like...
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Confronts Mike Huckabee About Promoting ‘Hucksterism’

    05/07/2015 8:46:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Mediate ^ | 4:49 pm, May 6th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Toward the end of his interview with brand new Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Wednesday afternoon, CNN’s Jake Tapper brought up a somewhat obscure piece of trivia about the former Arkansas governor regarding one source of revenue he has engaged in since leaving his job as Fox News host. As Tapper explained, earlier this year Huckabee rented his email list to a group called Health Sciences Institute, which was selling a “cancer cure” hidden by God in the Bible. The email came directly from MikeHuckabee@MikeHuckabee.com and included an intro message from the candidate about the “important information” from the...
  • Huckabee’s repeated claim that he passed ’94 tax cuts’ as governor

    05/06/2015 12:56:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 at 10:00 AM | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    “I governed in a state that was the most lopsided and partisan in the country. … My friend, it was tough sledding, but I learned how to govern, and I learned how to lead. And even in that environment, we passed 94 tax cuts, rebuilt our road system, saw dramatic improvements in student test scores and fought the corruption of the good old boy system so that working class people would finally be given a fair shake.”– Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R), speech announcing his presidential candidacy, May 5, 2015In his speech launching his presidential bid for 2016, Huckabee...
  • Taxes went up in Arkansas when Huckabee was governor

    05/06/2015 11:16:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 at 12:08 PM | Max Ehrenfreund
    As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee responded to a fiscal crisis by working with Democrats in the Arkansas legislature to raise taxes and eliminate the deficit. Then, in his first presidential campaign in 2008, Huckabee converted himself into a starve-the-beast Republican, signing a pledge not to raise taxes and proposing to replace the income tax with a national sales tax, which would likely amount to a large tax cut for the wealthy.On this record, it isn't clear whether Huckabee truly is a fiscal conservative who was simply pandering to the Republican base when he promised not to raise taxes in his...
  • Mike Huckabee Is Campaigning Like A Liberal Blogger

    05/06/2015 9:30:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:00 AM 05/06/2015 | JAMIE WEINSTEIN
    In 2012, it was Newt Gingrich who dug into the left’s playbook and tried to defeat Mitt Romney by portraying him as a rapacious businessman. In 2016, it seems like Huckabee will fill the role of Republican running for president as a liberal blogger.“Imagine members of Congress boasting that they will fight to repeal Obamacare, and then turning around and signing up for it,” Huckabee said while officially announcing his candidacy Tuesday, seemingly taking a subtle shot at fellow 2016 contender Ted Cruz, who signed up for Obamacare after his wife lost the family health insurance because she left her...
  • Obama: “We’re The Slaves Who Built The White House”

    03/09/2015 11:56:50 AM PDT · by yoe · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 7, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    "Look at our history. We are Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, pioneers who braved the unfamiliar, followed by a stampede of farmers and miners, and entrepreneurs and hucksters. That’s our spirit. That’s who we are.
  • Prayers to God in wrong spot? (Temple Mount location 'misplaced'?)

    02/23/2015 9:20:32 PM PST · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2015 | Leo Hohman
    It has been called the most contested plot of land in the world — the fissure at which three major faiths come together, and break apart. There have been holy wars fought over it and holy writ foretelling of battles yet to come. It’s Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. But what if history got it wrong? What if the spot where Solomon built the first Jewish Temple, and Herod built the second, was actually about 600 feet to the south, in a place known as the ancient City of David? Enter Robert Cornuke. He travels the world solving Bible mysteries: Noah’s Ark,...
  • Noah’s Ark, Pieces Intact, Found

    06/15/2006 7:56:07 AM PDT · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 160 replies · 11,142+ views
    Koenig's International News ^ | 6/14/06 | Bill Wilson
    Wash—June 14—KIN—On June 5th, Bible Historian and explorer Bob Cornuke led an expedition of 15 geologists, historians, archeologists, scientists and attorneys on an exhausting mission 13,300 feet above sea level to locate and document the tremendous sections of what is thought to be Noah’s Ark located in the Ararat mountain range six hours North of Tehran, Iran. It had been essentially buried beneath the preservation of glaciers until last year when Iran recorded the hottest year on record which melted some of the snowcap revealing 450 by 75-foot footprint of the “object.” Noah’s Ark was claimed to be found in...
  • Mike Huckabee Is a Poison Pill for Conservatives

    01/05/2015 5:13:06 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 5, 2015 | James Antle III
    Mike Huckabee is going to put down his bass and walk away from his lucrative Fox News show to at least contemplate a run for the presidency.The former Arkansas governor should be taken seriously, even if he faces an uphill battle to win the Republican nomination against opponents with superior fundraising and organization.Huckabee already exceeded expectations in his first presidential campaign back in 2008. He started as a lower-tiered candidate while pro-choice, pro-civil unions Rudy Giuliani led in all the national polls—which might tell you something about the reliability of name ID-based early polling.Giuliani didn’t win a single primary, while...
  • Huckabee will announce his departure from FOXNEWS

    01/03/2015 4:56:22 PM PST · by newfreep · 105 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1-3-2015 | Drudge
    Gov Mike Huckabee will announce his departure from FOXNEWS, DRUDGE has learned... Huckabee will address in detail on program tonight at 8 PM ET... Will be his last program after 6 1/2 years... Developing...
  • 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%...