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  • Director Affleck Casts Literal Bible Believers as 'Neanderthals'

    06/08/2007 7:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies · 2,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As NewsBuster Geoffrey Dickens has noted, Ben Affleck appeared on yesterday evening's edition of Hardball. And while it's true that the actor/director/Dem activist offered a generally innocuous analysis, he did manage to engage in a bit of religious bigotry. Affleck's foul foray arose in the course of his discussion of the way the various Republican candidates have dealt with the issue of evolution and creationism. Talk turned to the former governor of Arkansas. BEN AFFLECK: I think Huckabee actually framed his position in a much less dramatic way than had been made out. Which was he said it could...
  • Mike Huckabee to Ted Cruz: If you cant endorse Trump in your convention speech, get off the stage

    07/09/2016 2:40:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 118 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 08, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Should Cruz, Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham or any of the others not own up to their nationally televised promise to support the GOP nominee whoever it was, they most certainly should not get near the stage at the RNC. And we all should remember that they would have expected us to support them had they been the nominee, but in a crucial moment for America, they decided to help Obama have a third term by helping Clinton. Donald Trump met with Senator Cruz in Washington on Thursday and reportedly offered him a speaking slot at the convention....
  • Franklin Graham [Facebook Post About Today's Meeting with Donald Trump]

    06/21/2016 1:58:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/21/16 | Franklin Graham
    I’ve been in New York this morning to attend a meeting organized by Dr. Ben Carson and others who invited Donald J. Trump to speak to evangelical Christian leaders from across the country. Governor Mike Huckabee was moderator and Mr. Trump answered questions on a wide range of issues. Dr. James Dobson asked the first question–he asked Mr. Trump what he would do concerning religious liberty issues. Mr. Trump said the number one thing he could do for religious liberty would be to appoint great Supreme Court justices and he reminded everyone that the next president could appoint up to...
  • Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution

    05/29/2016 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 15 replies
    The Eagle Forum ^ | May 25, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely suspend their campaigns after losing a key primary, instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates knew that its impossible to restart a presidential campaign once its been suspended. In the famous words of Theodore Roosevelts daughter Alice Longworth, You cant make a souffl rise twice.
  • Huckabee: Romney trying to 'sink' Trump over taxes

    05/12/2016 1:48:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Mike Huckabee on Thursday ripped Mitt Romney for calling on Donald Trump to release his taxes, accusing the 2012 GOP nominee of trying to "sink" the party's current presumptive presidential nominee. "I supported Romney, just as I will Trump, despite having serious differences with both," Huckabee wrote on his website, adding that he was "especially disappointed" in Romney over the issue. "Hes not only trying to sink his own partys presumptive nominee, but hes factually incorrect and hes making the same unfair attack on Trump that was launched against him in 2012," he wrote. Romney has been calling on Trump...
  • Huckabee: I Wish Cruz-Kasich Wanted to Stop Hillary As Much as They Do Trump

    04/25/2016 8:27:59 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday Ted Cruz and John Kasich joined forces to deny Donald Trump enough delegates to win the Republican nomination. Both of the contenders are coordinating efforts to stop Donald Trump. Neither one can do it separately so they're hoping theyll be able to do it together. That way they can force a contested convention and rip apart the Republican Party. Tonight former Governor Mike Huckabee weighed in on this new tactic. Cruz, Kasich join forces to stop Trump. I wish they wanted to stop Hillary and much as they did the Republican who is beating both of them.
  • BREAKING: Lewandowski Gets Unexpected Good News Media Silent (Never arrested!)

    04/01/2016 1:10:53 PM PDT · by GilGil · 156 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 3/31/2016 | Ben Marwuis
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Trumps one-time rival in the presidential campaign, discussed the topic on the radio Thursday with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade and offered a ringing defense for the campaign manager. Kilmeade began the segment by stating that Lewandowski had been arrested, when he was abruptly cut off by Huckabee proclaiming, Whoa, whoa, whoa, he was not arrested. That has been said, he was not arrested, Huckabee continued. He was charged and he walked himself in. There was no arrest, no perp walk, no handcuffs, no mugshot.
  • Huckabee hopes for Trump vs. Cruz peace deal

    03/26/2016 2:45:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 26, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Dragging families into a heated campaign is "disgusting," Mike Huckabee said, calling Saturday for a truce between the two men leading the GOP field. . . . Huckabee suggested that the billionaire businessman and Texas senator have a phone conversation in an attempt to patch things up. "You know, Vito Corlioni sitting down with Philip Tattaglia and saying, 'there's got to be a truce' because this goes nowhere that helps anybody and it's really, really horrible," Huckabee said, referencing rival crime bosses in the gangster movie "The Godfather."
  • Could This Pastors VP Pick for Trump Help Defeat Americas Jezebel?

    03/24/2016 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    One pastor in Iowa recently suggested that despite, or rather, because of the bitter rancor among Evangelical Christians over Donald Trump that one particular running mate could persuade naysayers to actually support Trump. Who is this Hawkeye pastor and why should anyone care about his opinion? In 2012, conservative commentator, Iowan Steve Deace, a #NeverTrump and Cruz supporter, identified the most effective “super-operatives” in Iowan politics. One, he wrote was an “unassuming pastor” of Walnut Creek Church, who “could very well be the most powerful man you’ve never heard of.” “He could easily mean the difference between victory and defeat...
  • Mark Levin Aligns With George Soros to Target Blacklist Phyllis Schlafly and Donald Trump Posted

    03/21/2016 3:47:43 PM PDT · by detective · 338 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 21, 2016 | Sundance
    When candidate Donald Trump announced his candidacy to run for President last year we knew immediately there would be a seismic shift in the political landscape. Those who have followed politics in the last 8+ years suspected the 2016 race would inevitably boil down to Globalists -vs- U.S. Nationalists.
  • Mike Huckabees Tweet about Trumps Chicago Rally and Hillary Clinton is Spot On

    03/13/2016 7:27:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 26 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 3/13/2016 | John S. Roberts
    How can you not love former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after a tweet like this Gov. Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee: "Trump says the chaos in Chicago was a planned attack. But Hillary insists it was a spontaneous reaction to an internet video." This is clever. This joke is simple and yet you didnt think of it, now did ya? Obviously Huckabee is referring to Hillarys depiction of the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, while also talking about the rally Trump had to cancel in Chicago this past Friday due to Leftists gone crazy....
  • Huckabee to Newsmax: Trump Leads 'Peaceful Overthrow' of Government

    03/12/2016 3:54:30 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 12,2016 | By Cathy Burke
    Get Newsmax TV At Home Special: This Card Has No Balance Transfer Fees and Can Save You Thousands Huckabee also said Trump should never apologize for the chaotic and hostile protests that triggered cancellation of a rally in Chicago on Friday. "It isn't his fault," he said. "This was not some spontaneous uprising of some disaffected young people," adding he hoped Trump will use the event "to remind people that the answer to free speech is not to shut someone down, the answer to free speech is more speech." "If you don't like Donald Trump, don't vote for him,"...
  • Chuck Norris presidential endorsement? Not so fast!

    03/10/2016 2:14:35 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 88 replies
    WND ^ | March 9, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    In a statement to WND, Norris said, I would like to clarify for the record that I have NOT officially endorsed any candidate for president, contrary to what has been widely reported in the media. He continued, Each of the remaining Republican candidates have strong points and, as Ive said in my WND culture warrior column, I believe some have the potential to be great presidents. However, I am going to let the citizens of America decide who they think would be the best candidate for the GOP... The erroneous media reports of a purported Norris endorsement were circulated by...
  • Here we go: Huckabee’s daughter to join Trump’s campaign as a senior advisor

    02/25/2016 6:27:25 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | February 25,2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I wonder if any surprise guests will show up to endorse him. I have great respect for Governor Mike Huckabee and we have a mutual admiration for our wonderful families. It is great to have his daughter, Sarah, join the campaign, Trump said in a statement. What makes Mr. Trump my choice for president is he will break the grip of the donor class on our government and make it accountable to working families again, said [Sarah Huckabee] Sanders, who is joining Trumps team as a senior advisor. Huckabee endorsing Trump now makes sense. He was probably torn between Trump,...
  • Ted Cruz, Triumphant

    02/01/2016 10:28:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 197 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | David French
    I tip my cap, unreservedly, to Ted Cruz. With everything on the line - and so many GOP colleagues cowed and intimidated - he took on Donald Trump and won. Late last year I wrote that the GOP needed an actual leader, someone who would step up and take on Trump directly: Now is the time. A presidential campaign is an early test of leadership, a proving ground for dealing with the challenges of the world's most difficult job. I don't want the last man standing. I want the guy who took down the king. If Trump can absorb the...
  • GOP Rep. Culberson: No Justice Dept. Funding Without Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

    02/01/2016 8:18:53 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/1/16 | c burke
    A Republican lawmaker is vowing to tighten the purse strings on the Justice Department to make sure the Obama administration denies grant money to sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration agents. Texas Rep. John Culberson, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Department of Justice, warned Attorney General Loretta Lynch he'll use his budget authority if she doesn’t move to shut down sanctuary cities, the Washington Times reports. A Republican lawmaker is vowing to tighten the purse strings on the Justice Department to make sure the Obama administration denies grant money to sanctuary cities that refuse...
  • Just to remind you: The Iowa Caucuses recent history

    02/01/2016 8:10:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    February 1, 2016
    Keeping things in perspective: 2008 Republican Iowa Caucus winner: Mike Huckabee, eventual nominee John McCain finished a distant fourth. 2012 Republican Iowa Caucus winner: Rick Santorum, eventual nominee Mitt Romney finished a very close second.
  • 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.
  • BREAKING: Mike Huckabee Suspends Campaign

    02/01/2016 7:41:51 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    TownHall ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) has suspended his campaign, he announced on Twitter Monday night.
  • Trump's complete speech in Iowa (video)

    02/01/2016 8:37:12 PM PST · by Marie · 124 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2/1/2016 | Donald Trump
    Well done, sir!
  • 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. ...
  • Donald Trump: I Got To Know Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum ‘On The Trail, As They Say’

    01/28/2016 7:57:20 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Frontrunner Donald Trump invited fellow GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum to attend his fundraiser for veterans, after the two expressed interest in attending to support a good cause. Trump even brought them on stage with him to discuss issues involving veterans. Trump said he had got to know both Huckabee and Santorum "on the trail, as they say." "We have Mike Huckabee sitting right here." Trump said to the crowd asking Huckabee to stand, adding he's a "great guy." "Where's Rick?" Trump then questioned. "Come up here for a second." Trump then pointed to Mrs. Huckabee and...
  • Other Candidates May Join Donald Trump Away From Debate

    01/28/2016 4:07:56 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 January 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Mike Huckabee with his wife Janet, left, before an event in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Wednesday. DES MOINES - Donald J. Trump may have some company from other candidates at his counterprogramming event here on Thursday night during the Fox News-hosted Republican presidential campaign debate. In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday morning, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said that he had heard from other candidates “proactively” about attending the event that Mr. Trump will hold at Drake University at the same time as the debate. Mr. Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that he would skip the final...
  • Donald Trump, Challenging Political Correctness, Strikes a Chord

    01/24/2016 3:36:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | By Alan Rappeport
    At a rally in Iowa this week, Donald J. Trump explained in bold terms and broad brush strokes the many ways he would improve the United States as president: building a wall, rebuilding the military, beating China on trade. When a protester chimed in to question how the Republican would do the things that he promised, Mr. Trump decided that instead of removing the man from the audience, he would respond. "You watch," the billionaire developer said flatly. His supporters cheered. Mr. Trump has regained momentum in Iowa two weeks before the state's caucuses, and many voters cite his bravado...
  • Private Jet en route from Anchorage to Des Moines tonight [vanity]

    01/18/2016 5:48:41 PM PST · by springwater13 · 460 replies
    Palin is arriving to endorse Trump. You heard it here first.
  • Trump Hits Cruz on Loans, Citizenship: ‘Did He Borrow Unreported Loans From Canadian Banks?’

    01/16/2016 7:29:56 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 322 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/16/2016 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Even as GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz faces scrutiny over failing to disclose certain loans used in a previous Senate race, Donald Trump did not miss an opportunity to bring the Texas senator's Canadian birth into the mix. As the New York Times reported, not only did Cruz fail to disclose a Goldman Sachs loan used for his 2012 Senate campaign, he also apparently failed to disclose a loan from Citibank for the same race. In a series of tweets Saturday morning, Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, eviscerated his fellow candidate and raised more questions regarding his citizenship. "Based on...
  • ICYMI: Donald Trump Booed in South Carolina for attacking Ted Cruz

    01/16/2016 7:44:48 PM PST · by Isara · 54 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 16, 2016
    "Donald Trump can typically do no wrong - until he attacks Ted Cruz."HOUSTON, Texas — Today, at a rally held in Myrtle Beach, SC, New York billionaire Donald Trump attempted to attack Ted Cruz using a New York Times hit piece and was booed by the crowd. Watch the video here:Donald Trump Booed for Attacking Ted Cruz (Video)NBC News: Donald Trump Booed By Conservative Crowd After Attacks on Ted Cruz Among conservatives, Donald Trump can typically do no wrong - until he attacks Ted Cruz.On Saturday, Trump drew boos from a grassroots conservative crowd during remarks at the South Carolina...
  • A Trump/Kasich Ticket?

    01/16/2016 11:42:34 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 198 replies
    National Review ^ | January 16,2014 | Myra Adams
    Is Trump warming to Kasich as his running mate after the last debate? If Donald Trump manages to win the Republican presidential nomination (and this is becoming less of an “if” with each passing day), then he must select a vice-presidential running mate. Surely it will be tough for The Donald to share the national ticket with anyone, but at least he will still be on top. With this decision potentially on the horizon, did Trump spontaneously drop a hint about who could be on his veep short-list during Thursday night’s Republican debate? The answer is yes. Read more at:...
  • Five Reasons Why Kasich-Rubio Is the Right 2016 Ticket

    08/14/2015 6:06:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | August 14, 2015 | Myra Adams
    Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the annual conservative RedState Gathering, where nine Republican presidential candidates gave fiery speeches. Although all were very impressive speakers, I kept applying the Buckley rule these days, generally thought of as nominate the most conservative candidate who is electable and did not feel confident that any of them could actually win the White House in 2016.
  • Carly Fiorina repeats after girl: ‘Donald Trump’s a moron’

    01/16/2016 1:49:51 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 65 replies
    ABC Radio ^ | 16 January 2016 | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) - In New Hampshire in an election year, even young children aren't afraid to share their views with politicians - as Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina saw firsthand Friday night. "Do you think Donald Trump is taking away our rights by not letting Muslims in the country because there's some terrorist attacks?" Harrison Golden, an eight-year-old Fiorina supporter, who is Muslim, asked the businesswoman after a town hall event she held in southeastern New Hampshire. "I think Donald Trump says a lot of things that are crazy," Fiorina responded. Harrison's sister, Zahra, who is 10 years old,...
  • Mike Huckabee Backs Donald Trump’s Values, Points to Other Candidates’ Flip Flops

    01/16/2016 1:33:33 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is defending GOP frontrunner Donald Trump against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)'s (R-TX) criticism. The Cruz campaign is pointing to Trump's interview with Tim Russert from 1999, in which, according to the Cruz campaign, "Donald Trump asserts that New York 'views' and 'attitudes' are different than other places in the country, such as Iowa." Huckabee was asked if he thinks Trump is now sincere in what he says. "I have no reason to doubt him. He's pretty outspoken, you got to give him credit for that." Huckabee went on to criticize Cruz, although...
  • Apple iPhone ban? New York looks to outlaw sale of encrypted smartphones[$2,500 Fine]

    01/15/2016 10:38:03 AM PST · by Theoria · 78 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Liam Tung
    A proposed bill in New York seeks to require that all smartphones sold in the state can be decrypted or unlocked and proposes hefty fines for vendors failing to comply.The proposed law marks the latest effort by lawmakers to make it easier for law enforcement to access and read encrypted data stored on smartphones. Should the proposed bill successfully pass through New York's state assembly and senate, Apple and Google could face fines of $2,500 per device sold in the state after January 1, 2016, if a retailer knowingly sold a smartphone that could not be unlocked or decrypted by...
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • Fox Debate Main Stage: Three Insurgent and Three Establishment Candidates

    01/11/2016 3:26:27 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/10/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dr. Ben Carson, Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are most likely the six GOP presidential candidates that will appear on the main debate stage at the Fox Business GOP primary debate in South Carolina this Thursday, according to Politico. After the recent NBC News Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, Politico calculated the candidates not likely to make the debate stage this time around are: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Florina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
  • Marco Rubio Campaign Says He ‘Is Leading Billy Graham Wing’ of Evangelical Christians

    01/10/2016 6:46:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 10, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    An email message sent out Friday morning by the campaign of Republican presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claims the junior senator from Florida "is leading the Billy Graham wing" of evangelical Christians, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "is leading the Jerry Falwell wing," and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump "is leading the Jimmy Swaggart wing." The email was signed by Eric Teetsell, who was hired by the Rubio campaign in November to serve as its director of Faith Outreach. It began with a controversial quote made at Roll Call last week by Russell Moore, an advocate of amnesty for illegal...
  • Fox Debate Main Stage: Three Insurgent and Three Establishment Candidates

    01/10/2016 3:44:44 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/1/02016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97%, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%, Dr. Ben Carson, Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are most likely the six GOP presidential candidates that will appear on the main debate stage at the Fox Business GOP primary debate in South Carolina this Thursday, according to Politico. After the recent NBC News Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, Politico calculated the candidates not likely to make the debate stage this time around are: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 93%, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Florina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen....
  • Huckabee offers Obamacare shooting targets

    01/07/2016 5:59:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 6, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee didn't just blast President Obama's new gun control initiative and move on, he's produced three shooting targets for opponents to aim their fire directly at the administration. "Americans should go out and buy a new gun – and to improve your accuracy, you can take aim at Washington stupidity, blow holes in ridiculous government programs and shred our unfair tax code with a customized shooting target," said the former Arkansas governor and shooter.
  • Iowa's Three Possible Scenarios

    01/04/2016 7:38:08 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/4/2016 | Steve Deace
    Just four weeks from today, Iowans will cast the first official votes of the 2016 presidential election. And what was once a very crowded GOP field, with 17 people officially declaring their candidacies, is really down to only three potential scenarios. Let's assess the impact of each on the race going forward should it become a reality. Scenario #1-Ted Cruz Wins Convincingly And by convincingly, I mean with 35% or more, which only two Republicans have ever scored in Iowa's history (George W. Bush 2000 and Bob Dole 1988). With the combined strengths of his existing structure and the vocal...
  • Huckabee slams Cruz for telling donor fighting gay marriage isn't 'top-three priority'

    01/04/2016 8:51:52 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-23-15 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday blasted Ted Cruz after a POLITICO report quoted the Texas senator telling a donor that fighting gay marriage wouldn't be a "top-three priority" for his administration. "Conservatives are being asked to 'coalesce' around yet another corporately-funded candidate that says something very different at a big donor fundraiser in Manhattan than at a church in Marshalltown," Huckabee said in a statement released by his campaign Wednesday afternoon. "Shouldn't a candidate be expected to have authenticity and consistency, instead of having to look at a map to decide what to believe and what to say?"...
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • 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...
  • 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 12:43:36 PM PST · by Isara · 90 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Rob Knowles | January 2, 2016
    “Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.” – Nathaniel HawthorneI am profoundly disheartened by Mike Huckabee’s behavior. I was a supporter of his in 2008 because he was clearly the more conservative alternative to John McCain, but a short eight years later, he’s let me down–not because he’s polling at a paltry 1.8%, but because he was willfully dishonest when asked about a recent attack on a fellow candidate.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...
  • Brawl Breaks Out In GOP Race, Below The Trump Tier

    12/30/2015 8:39:45 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 30
    Now, with Trump training his focus on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, the rest of the pack is fighting to rise above. The latest round involves Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The super PAC backing Bush is out with a new ad blasting Rubio for missing a Senate meeting after the Paris terror attacks - and another contrasting Bush's gubernatorial record against those of Christie and Kasich. "Politics first, that's the Rubio way," the first ad says, slamming Rubio for fundraising while missing meetings and hearings on...
  • Iowa Intrigue: Huckabee and Santorum Backers Reportedly Plotting to Help Rubio Against Cruz

    12/30/2015 9:28:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | December 30, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Do supporters of the Christian right candidates Ted Cruz has eclipsed hate him so much they'd sabotage their own heroes? The late stages of the invisible primary would not be complete without reports of intrigue and skullduggery in Iowa, with campaigns forming tactical alliances against common enemies. We have one today from National Review's Tim Alberta and Eliana Johnson, who report that supporters of the last two caucus winners, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, are so bitter at being eclipsed by Ted Cruz that they are conspiring to block the Texan and instead elevate Marco Rubio. There's only one problem...
  • Mike Huckabee's Selfish Evangelical Campaign

    01/01/2016 10:17:18 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 36 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/1/2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    Back in 2008 on the day of the Iowa caucus, when I was reporting on my first election for Townhall.com, I happened to be grabbing lunch in the same hole-in-the-wall restaurant as then-Huckabee National Campaign Advisor Ed Rollins. He sat in the cafe loudly trash talking the Romney campaign to any reporter he could call on his cell phone. Expletives and insults flew. Anyone sitting in the eatery could hear him. I, stunned any known operative would be so foolish to speak in such a way in a public place, wrote it up as an item. These are the same...
  • In Iowa, Whispers of An Anti-Cruz (And Pro-Rubio) Alliance

    12/30/2015 9:41:44 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | December 30, 2015 | Tim Alberta & Eliana Johnson
    Some who mistrust the Texas senator may tactically support Rubio over their first-choice candidates. To a concerned and angry bunch of Iowa Republicans, their mission heading into next month’s caucuses is as simple as ABC: Anybody But Cruz. As the Texas senator solidifies his front-runner status with just over a month to go before the February 1 caucuses, a loose network of social-conservative activists has undertaken a quiet effort to defeat him by any means necessary — even if that means rallying together behind a more electable rival to their own preferred candidates. Many supporters of Mike Huckabee and Rick...
  • It’s Time For Mike Huckabee To Get Out Of The Presidential Race

    12/29/2015 10:58:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | December 29, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Just like it's past time for Jeb Bush and Rand Paul to get out, and it's past time for Rick Santorum and George Pataki to get out. That's obvious, but it's made more obvious now that Huckabee is resorting to off-base and stupidly dishonest ads attempting to trash candidates who have taken his votes away. Here's a PAC ad Huckabee's camp is running in Iowa... (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The same consulting firm also put out similar attacks on Cruz in Iowa on his opposition to ethanol subsidies and accusing Cruz of being bankrolled by the oil industry....
  • Huckabee: My Money's On Trump

    12/28/2015 7:42:26 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 49 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/28/16 | NICK GASS
    When it comes to Donald Trump's threat to go after Bill Clinton as the former president ramps up campaigning for his wife's bid, Mike Huckabee is all in on his Republican rival. "Look, nothing's backfired on Donald Trump yet. I'd put my money on him," the former governor of Arkansas told "Fox and Friends" in an interview Monday. "Frankly, he's played the whole media game like a kid on Christmas morning with a toy drum. He's beaten the heck out of them, and I honestly don't think that this is going to hurt Donald Trump - and I think the...
  • Iowa GOP seeks to prevent repeat of botched 2012 caucus

    12/06/2015 4:46:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Republicans in Iowa are working overtime to prevent a repeat of the botched 2012 caucuses when scores of unaccounted ballots caused Mitt Romney to be wrongly declared the winner over Rick Santorum. State party officials say they've moved aggressively to address the problems that plagued the ballot count in January 2012, and believe the new technologies they've adopted, as well as having more workers on staff and enhanced training programs, will pave the way for a smooth and accurate reckoning at the Feb. 1. caucuses. "We're extremely confident that we've addressed all of the issues," said Iowa Republican Party spokesman...