--Is the Huckster the Republican's Jimmy Carter? I actually thought this exact thing when a caller was talking about him to Rush the other day.This man simply cannot be our nominee. As Reliapundit so eloquently said, "He is McCain-Lite."
--Mom: 'Carol Sue Would Be Alive Today' If Not for Huckabee
--The Huckster This excerpt from one of the articles was particularly disturbing to me:Huckabee is very convincing at expressing regret. That's why he is doing so well in the polls: Because he is so good at sounding good, no matter whether what he says holds water or not.
What he says is an outright lie. Here is the big whopper: "Nobody, not me, not Jim Guy Tucker, not Bill Clinton, not that parole board, could ever imagine what might have transpired.. " This is, to put it kindly, a crock of manure. The whole point of the Murray Waas story out today is that Huckabee was warned repeatedly and convincingly EXACTLY what was likely to transpire if DuMond were to be released, and he ignored all those warnings. Meanwhile, the evidence presented is absolutely overwhelming that he strongly intervened with the parole board to secure DuMond's release -- and he seems to have lied about that too. Just like he lied about whether or not he was "ordered" by his state's courts to impose a particular tax hike, and just like several other now-documented misrepresentations he has made about the circumstances of his tax hikes. (To be fair, I think that at the state and local level there can indeed be reasonable times, although not many of them, to raise certain taxes for particular purposes. That said, Huck's record is in every way that of a fairly profligate taxer and spender.)
But back to DuMond: We can believe Huckabee's denials, or we can believe the overwhelmingly documented evidence. There was a time when Republicans were empiricists, meaning that we actually pay attention to evidence, to facts. The evidence here is clear. Huckabee has no good answer for it, no matter how sincerely he regrets the ultimate, deadly result of his horrendous decision -- a decision whose horrendous results were eminently predictable.
"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Friday, December 07, 2007
THE BAD NEWS KEEPS POURING IN ABOUT THE HUCKSTER
Will the Huckster be able to pass the "smell test"? The bad news just keeps rolling in about him as he seems to be gaining some traction.
Posted by Dionne at 11:04 PM
Labels: Mike Huckabee
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He's worse than McCain Lite. In fact he's worse the Billary.
Why o why are the Republicans backing the worst possible candidates? Are they so scared of the last defeat they are willing to back anyone who has the cash to run?
The only TRUE conservative in this whole mess is Duncan Hunter!
Yet even the internet bloggers and news sites are ONLY talkng about the so-called front-runners.
Article after article with no mention of Hunter or what he stands for. You'd think the conservative crowd on the internet would do a better job of promoting a great Conservative candidate.
Unfortunately they seem to have developed the 'democrat' fever. "Show me the money"!
I LIKE DUNCAN. WHY ISN'T HE DOING MO' BETTER!?!?!?
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