Hillary showcases not experience, but incompetence in response to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. John at Powerline, as he so often does, has it exactly right:
Hillary Clinton’s response to the murder is far worse. She gave an interview in Des Moines in which she attacked Musharraf’s government and called for an international inquiry:
“I’m calling for a full, independent, international investigation,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN.”I think it’s critically important that we get answers and really those are due first and foremost to the people of Pakistan,” Clinton said.
The former first lady suggested the probe could be along the lines of the international investigation that followed the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri in 2005.
“I don’t think the Pakistani government at this time under President (Pervez) Musharraf has any credibility at all. They have disbanded an independent judiciary, they oppressed a free press.”
This is, I think, shocking. It is hard to see how an American presidential candidate could say anything more inappropriate and destructive. Calling for an “international investigation” is a crude insult to the sovereignty of an American ally. Worse, Clinton’s suggestion that President Musharraf–an ally of the United States, and perhaps the only viable alternative, at the moment, to Taliban-like rule–has no credibility to carry out the investigation, is precisely the kind of arrogant meddling in other countries’ affairs of which Democrats like to accuse the Bush administration, falsely. [Read the rest.]
Rich Lowry joins the ever-lengthening list of leading conservative thinkers strenuously opposing Mike Huckabee.
Dean circa 2008 has finally arrived. He is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Not because he will inevitably blow himself up in Iowa. But because, like Dean, his nomination would represent an act of suicide by his party. [read the whole thing]
I couldn’t agree more.
Mike Huckabee may be an evangelical Christian — but so was Jimmy Carter. And Huckabee’s record, and pronouncements far more closely resemble those of Carter (easily the worst. most disastrous president of modern times) than of Ronald Reagan, or even George W. Bush.
I don’t know what has some people so enamoured with the Huckster. Some claim it is his positive campaign.
But that’s not the Mike Huckabee people who know him describe. Conservative leaders who are familiar with him, and even his own staffers say he is calculating, mean and vindictive. Jimmy Carter is often described in similar terms.
Republicans have a big problem right now with a base that is disaffected.
The base is angry over Republicans’ liberal spending, liberal immigration policy, and dramatic expansion of the size and scope of the federal government.
Mike Huckabee is ten times worse on all these issues Republicans are so upset over. He is a big-spending, big-taxing, BIG-government “conservative” (if that isn’t an oxymoron, I don’t know what is) who has on numerous occasions made clear he thinks the federal government should be empowered to do things such as tell you how many fries you can have with your Big Mac. He is weak on immigration, weak on enforcement, and favors taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal immigrants. I have NO confidence he would appoint strict-constructionists to the courts.
Most alarmingly, Huckabee has zero foreign policy experience. And he has made a slew of deeply disturbing foreign policy pronouncements that are nearly identical to those made by Jimmy Carter and the Democrat presidential candidates.
The bottom line is that Mike Huckabee would be a disaster as President and a disaster for the Republican party. Phyllis Schlafly credits Huckabee with single-handedly destroying the conservative movement in Arkansas.
All indications are that he would do the same on a national level.
Please! If you are considering voting for Mike Huckabee, please research our archives and see what leading conservatives from the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Powerline, the CATO Institute, American Spectator, and many others have said about his highly distressing record, his disingenuous campaign, and his utter lack of conservatism.
And if after you do that, you are still considering voting for Huckabee, I implore you! please! research more!
Mike Huckabee is no conservative! And while I may be alone in feeling confident that most of our other front runners can soundly defeat Hillary, Obama, or even Edwards — I am in very distinguished, and increasingly populous company in believing that Mike Huckabee would almost certainly guarantee defeat, and that should he win, his presidency would be disastrous for conservatism in America.
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy, Politics | Tags: Environment, Global Warming, Junk Science, Political Correctness/Multiculturalism, Weather/Climate
(CHICAGO, Illinois – December 13, 2007) — For the second time this week, the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) was kicked off the press schedule for the United Nations’ climate conference in Bali, Indonesia.
The ICSC is a group of scientists from Africa, Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand, and the U.S. who contend sound science does not support the outrageous claims and draconian regulations proposed in Bali.
The ICSC team leader, Bryan Leyland, an expert in carbon and energy trading, reported, “This morning I confirmed we had the main conference hall for 9:00 AM tomorrow. At 4:30 PM today, I found that Barbara Black bumped us off the schedule and closed further bookings. I’m fuming.”
Black is NGO liaison officer for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali.
Earlier in the week, UN officials in Bali closed down the ICSC’s first press conference there. Black interrupted the press conference and demanded the scientists immediately cease. She threatened to have the police physically remove them from the premises.
Black’s efforts are part of the United Nations’ ongoing censorship of dissenting voices at Bali. ICSC scientists have been prevented from participating in panel discussions, side events, and exhibits.
Why do liberal’s hate science so much? (h/t Planet Gore)
Sure, fancy flash sites can impress, but for all their bells and whistles, they never hold a candle to simple stories of love, compassion, and gratitude.
Filed under: Blogging
Sorry for the unexplained absence. All the bustle of the holidays is multiplied times two this year, and I have barely had time to even turn the computer on, let alone post anything. Thanks to everyone for continuing to tune in! We greatly appreciate it! We hope to return to more regular posting now.
Filed under: Politics | Tags: Democrat Lies/Dirty Tricks, Fred Thompson, John McCain, Mainstream Media, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani
Harsh, and appropriate, criticism of CNN’s Republican YouTube debate shenannigans from the LA Times:
In fact, this most recent debacle masquerading as a presidential debate raises serious questions about whether CNN is ethically or professionally suitable to play the political role the Democratic and Republican parties recently have conceded it.
Selecting a president is, more than ever, a life and death business, and a news organization that consciously injects itself into the process, as CNN did by hosting Wednesday’s debate, incurs a special responsibility to conduct itself in a dispassionate and, most of all, disinterested fashion. When one considers CNN’s performance, however, the adjectives that leap to mind are corrupt and incompetent. [read more]
At last count, Michelle Malkin had SEVEN Democrat operative plants in the debate. But lest you worry CNN isn’t fair or balanced, the Democrat debate was also plagued by Democrat political plants.
The “mainstream” media has moved far beyond bias and well into blatant propaganda and advocacy. These truly are dark times in the news industry, and as such, dangerous times for the republic.