The Fictions of Mike Huckabee...
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Posted by howdy (+4942) 10 years ago
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11730) 10 years ago
When you are desperate for power, you will lie, cheat and steal to get it. This just proves that.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1903) 10 years ago
I sort of liked Huckabee at one point, not that I'd ever vote for him, but I at least thought he was sincere. Turns out he's just another chicken-poop birther jack-hole.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14943) 10 years ago
Huckabee had his "Dan Quayle moment" with the comments he made about Natalie Portman. Any hope he had of running/winning are toast.

[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (3/6/2011)]
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6175) 10 years ago
Natalie Portman? I thought his Dan Quayle moment was when he said:

But then if you think about it, his [Obama's] perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his father.

A mere slip of the tongue? Well, no. If he actually meant to say that Obama grew up in Indonesia then the whole Mau Mau comment makes absolutely no sense given that it occured in KENYA. Huckabee is a birther, plain and simple.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14943) 10 years ago
WAtoday.com.au wrote:
Mike Huckabee, a likely Republican contender for the 2012 nomination, has condemned Oscar winner Natalie Portman for "glamourising" single motherhood with an "out of wedlock" pregnancy.

In remarks that could backfire on his presidential hopes, the former Arkansas governor criticised the 29-year-old actress even though she is engaged to her fiance, ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied.

When collecting her best actress award for Black Swan, Miss Portman thanked Mr Millepied for "the most wonderful gift" that was preparing her for "her most important role".
Mr Huckabee, who came second to John McCain in the Republican primary in 2008, insisted on a conservative talk radio show that Miss Portman was setting a bad example.

"There aren't really a lot of single mums out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie," he said.

"Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care. And that's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that we glorify and glamourise the idea of out-of-children wedlock."

It was the second time during the week that Mr Huckabee, who is on a tour to promote a new book, sparked controversy. Earlier, he erroneously suggested that President Barack Obama was raised in Kenya, by way of explaining what he called the President's anti-Western views. Mr Obama spent part of his childhood in Indonesia.

His comments revived memories of remarks by then vice-president Dan Quayle in the 1992 presidential campaign in which he condemned Murphy Brown, a character in a TV sitcom, for deciding to raise a child without the father.

http://www.watoday.com.au...watoday_sb

And what the heck is "out of child wedlock"?

[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (3/7/2011)]
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Posted by Bridgier (+9176) 10 years ago
Or, alternatively, The Huckster just speaks fluent birtherese, and is rather cynically exploiting that to fire up "the base".
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6175) 10 years ago
Sounds as if Huckabee is having a Murphy Brown flashback.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1669) 10 years ago
Huckabee is a cretin. Where was the man when Bristol Palin was a pregnant, unmarried teenager? I seem to recall his base shouting how noble it was that Palin was keeping her baby [vs. aborting it like Democrats would - actually heard that said] rather than lamenting the example she was setting. Ms. Portman is a mature, educated, accomplished woman who is engaged to the father of her baby, yet Huckabee is dragging her name around for sport. I think political figures would do well to stop pointing fingers at those who do not have a dog in the fight, solely to justify their moral cause du jour.
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Posted by Bill Freese (+478) 10 years ago
Have no fear. Mr. Huckabee, like all good Republican presidential hopefuls, must become a right wing nutter during the primary season. The moment it becomes clear who the Republican nominee is, be it Huckabee or Romney or Gingrich or even Palin, that person will immediately lay claim to the moderate centrist point of view and explain away all seemingly insane positions they took during the primary season as having been taken out of context and blown out of proportion by the left wing media.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1903) 10 years ago
Absolutely, Bill. This stuff works. Fox "News" won't call him out. Hells Bells...he works for them! The base is safe. Things might be a little tougher in the general election. He just has to hope for an economic melt down or some huge foreign policy failure, whatever. In the mean time, he just has to out-douche the other candidates.
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Posted by Bill Freese (+478) 10 years ago
Bob Netherton II wrote:
In the mean time, he just has to out-douche the other candidates.

You make it sound like that is an easy thing. Out-douching Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin is going to be quite a challenge. I am not sure Huckabee is up to it.

Dan Quayle wrote:
Their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours.

I see bumper stickers douchier than that every day.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14943) 10 years ago
I am intrigued with Donald Trump as a candidate. I have watch a couple of interviews and was impressed with his approach to some of our problems. Someone from outside the current political realm would be refreshing.
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Posted by Bill Freese (+478) 10 years ago
Gosh. What brought that to mind?

http://tinyurl.com/4zhvoh5
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14943) 10 years ago
Yeah, I know, you want someone to the far left of Obama.
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Posted by Bill Freese (+478) 10 years ago
Obama gave us health care reform that consists of forcing people to pay corporations for insurance, cut a deal to let fat cats keep their tax cuts despite world record deficits, continued the Bush policy of bailing out banks instead of the people who had been hurt by the banks, and has maintained a multitude of the Republican's worst civil rights violations. Shouldn't be too hard to get to the left of that.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14943) 10 years ago
History is the lie commonly agreed upon. (Voltaire)
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1903) 10 years ago
I am sure Donald Trump has excellent insight into the daily lives of normal billionaires.

Trump is only relevant because he happened to inherit a business empire. However, I am enjoying Celebrity Apprentice this season. I'm rooting for Meatloaf.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9176) 10 years ago
Sadly Bill, I think we got the best we could, given that one party is ideologically committed to denying the other the ability to govern.
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Posted by howdy (+4942) 10 years ago
Each Democratic president becomes more conservative...so I think both parties stink IMO...
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