Mike Huckabee is not the man he pretends to be, and more and more conservatives are stepping forward to say so.
Not only is Huckabee a tax-raising, big-spender, but he seems to have serious ethical problems as well. Quin Hillyer at the American Spectator says,
If they only did a little homework, they would discover a guy with a thin skin, a nasty vindictive streak, and a long history of imbroglios about questionable ethics. [read more]
Pat Toomey at National Review is similarly critical:
But this flirtation does a great disservice to the conservative movement if it overlooks Huckabee’s stunning record of big-government liberalism.
During Huckabee’s tenure as governor, the average Arkansan’s tax burden increased 47 percent, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A dyed-in-blue tax hiker, Huckabee supported raising sales taxes, gas taxes, grocery taxes, even nursing home bed taxes. He virulently opposed a congressional moratorium on taxing Internet access, and sat on the sidelines while his Democratic legislature pushed the largest tax hike in Arkansas history into law. What’s more, on his watch, and frequently at his behest, state spending increased by 50 percent, more than double the rate of inflation, and the number of state government workers rose by 20 percent. [read more]
Huckabee may be presenting himself as a conservative, but his record speaks of anything but.
Filed under: Pop Culture
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Almost two months ago I wrote on this blog that,
“Governor Huckabee has just demonstrated without a doubt that he is no conservative. and has no clue what the constitutional role of the federal government is or ever was intended to be. He’s proven, probably without realizing it, that he is just another full-fledged, big-intrusive-government, nanny-state politician.”
Today I was joined in that assessment by John Fund of the Wall Street Journal and a whole slew of conservative leaders.
Back in August, I knew, as soon as Huckabee made clear he would enthusiastically favor and sign a nationwide smoking ban, that he is not conservative, doesnt understand conservatism, has no clue about the constitution or federalism and is nothing but another big-government nanny-state politician.
Seems I was right.
Phyllis Schlafly, according to Fund, says, “He destroyed the conservative movement in Arkansas, and left the Republican Party a shambles.”
Even his former aides are speaking out to warn Republicans that Huckabee is more like Bill Clinton than Ronald Reagan. Indeed, the frequency and ease with which he has abandoned conservative principles should be highly worrisome to all conservatives.
Read Fund’s column on Huckabee in it’s entirety. It’s a must read for anyone supporting Nanny Huckabee’s campaign.
Filed under: Humor, News, Politics | Tags: BDS, Culture War, Democrat Lies/Dirty Tricks, Harry Reid, Iraq, Mainstream Media, Nancy Pelosi, New Media
An aphorism is a saying, a maxim, an adage; something so old and well-worn that it has become a cliché. Such is “caught between a rock and a hard place” which is where we find the Democrats in Congress. The angry left has made it clear that they want the military out of Iraq right now! They want Bush and Cheney impeached right now! No Blood for oil!
The American people have made it clear that they don’t care to have the American military lose a war. They want the military to come home when the job is done. In fact, the American military ranks pretty high with the American people, higher than the media, academe, or Congress. Oops!
You have, perhaps, noticed Harry Reid announcing that the War on Terror is lost, just as the ‘surge’ is shown to be working. Nancy Pelosi has announced that al Qaeda is only in Afghanistan just as Osama bin Laden admits that the “darkness has become pitch-black”, and the situation for al Qaeda in Iraq has become dire. Well, it’s hard to be right all the time. But if you can’t get it right occasionally, the rock and the hard place begin to squeeze uncomfortably. For more on this story, go here.
This is, however, exactly what is meant by being caught between a rock and a hard place.
And, naturally, it all comes from the media that keeps on about the animosity and disarray to be found in the Republican Party. I seem to remember another aphorism–something about pots and kettles. There’s a reason why your grandmother taught you all those old sayings. They form the guardrails of life.
Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa is the highest-ranking intelligence officer ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc. He writes in National Review Online today:
“The Russians enjoy greater freedom than ever before in the long history of that autocratic empire. But after 2000, when former KGB officers took over the Kremlin, Russia started slipping back into her traditional samoderzhaviye, a form of autocracy traceable to the 14th century’s Ivan the Terrible, in which a feudal lord ruled the country with the help of his personal political police.”
Read the whole thing here.
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Politics | Tags: Al Gore, BDS, Democrat Lies/Dirty Tricks, Environment
Remember that melt-down?
Al Gore screaming at the top of his lungs that George Bush, “played on our fears,” to supposedly trick us into the otherwise completely unneccessary war in Iraq despite the fact that it was Gore’s boss who made removing Saddam the official policy of the United States?
And yet look what Algore is doing to America’s children based on computer models that cant even accurately predict our current climatic reality. Talk about projection!
A good introduction to the fraud that is the “the debate is over” crowd by John Stossell — but just the tip of the iceberg (forgive the pun) of the problems with their claims. (via gay patriot)