Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

February 22, 2011

Mike Huckabee’s American History Lesson

Or to be more accurate, alternative American history lesson. Mike Huckabee, who is leading ABC’s latest G.O.P. presidential poll, informed George Stephanopoulos that President Obama will be very difficult to beat because “only one time since 1868 has an incumbent president been taken out who ran for reelection and that’s when Jimmy Carter ran in [...]

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November 8, 2010

Mike Huckabee: The Benedict Arnold of Today’s Tea Party Movement

“If a libertarian thinks he’s a better Republican and calls people like me a RINO or a liberal, I have a real problem with that.” – former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in a recent television interview. Of all of the politicians likely to become presidential candidates in 2012, it’s probably former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 11:10 am || Permalink || Comments (77) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Huckabee Watch,Libertarians,Republicans
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June 7, 2010

Children Raised By Lesbians Better Off?

An awesome study turns social conservative thought on families completely on its head: Contrary to what the religious right might say, children raised by lesbian parents are doing just as well as their peers, according to a new report based on a 20-year study to be published in the journal Pediatrics. In fact, they may [...]

Posted By: TomStrong @ 1:27 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Civil Liberties,Freedom,General,Huckabee Watch,Human Rights
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November 30, 2009

Huckabee’s hypocrisy

According to this Twitter account, if former Governor Mike Huckabee’s lips are moving, he’s lying.  Let put that statement to a test. Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview transcript (emphasis added): The last time out, my biggest challenge was with the establishment Republicans who just never showed their support. And while I think a [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 10:54 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Doublespeak,Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Hubris,Huckabee Watch,Republicans
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April 12, 2009

Astroturfing Republican of the Day Award

Big-government Republican hypocricy knows no limits, it seems.  Here’s the latest tweet from Mike Huckabee: Pls support HPAC today, my 3 reasons for $3: rising taxes, deficits, massive exp. of govt http://tinyurl.com/cwpy6t Plse RT #tcot Let’s see if I understand this correctly: Tax Hike Mike wants us to give money to the Huck PAC because [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 4:25 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Doublespeak,Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Huckabee Watch,Republicans
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March 8, 2009

Is Obama a Socialist?

Writing that “Calling Barack Obama’s plan socialistic lacks any class,” Albor Ruiz argues that “fear mongering over a ‘class war’ and an Obama conspiracy to turn the U.S. into a ‘socialist’ country is reaching a fever pitch.” He then cites “Tax Hike Mike” Huckabee as an example: Huckabee, no doubt, takes the cake. “Lenin and [...]

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February 4, 2009

“Socialism on Trial” Will Necessitate Republican Defendants

About the direction the Republican Party should take, Craig Shirley said: “The 2008 campaign was never an honest choice between conservatism and liberalism. Really, it was just a referendum on George Bush,” said Craig Shirley, a consultant and author of a forthcoming book on the 1980 presidential campaign. Shirley thinks equating Democratic values with socialism [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 2:59 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Government Waste,Huckabee Watch,Monetary Issues,Republicans,The Welfare State
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September 8, 2008

Inconvenient Convention Facts and Fictions Exposed

Now that the conventions are over, it’s time to separate the facts from the fiction. With so much misinformation being peddled by the political campaigns (not to mention rumors spread through e-mail, the internet and the MSM), this is very often a difficult task. My approach is to be skeptical until I am satisfied that [...]

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May 29, 2008

The Huckster — “Libertarians Want To Steal Grammy’s Meds!”

It’s obvious to all people with functioning brain cells that the Republican party’s reputation has taken quite a beating over this decade. When it’s been dominated by the profligate spending and mismanagement of the “compassionate conservatives”, Mike Huckabee lays the blame at the people who have been criticizing that profligate spending all along, and makes [...]

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January 18, 2008

Mike Huckabee vs. The First Amendment

In an interview on NPR, Mike Huckabee said that he wants to outlaw all independent speech in political campaigns: Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee on Wednesday disavowed the use of a negative campaign tactic known as “push polling” being used on his behalf by an independent group ahead of the South Carolina primary. Huckabee said [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 2:12 pm || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Huckabee Watch,Politics
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January 17, 2008

Mike Huckabee “Clarifies” His Views On The Constitution And God

On Wednesday Jason noted that Mike Huckabee had stated his desire to amend the Constitution to bring it in line with “God’s law.” Later that day, he appeared on Hannity & Colmes and attempted to clarify what he had said earlier in the day: On last night’s Hannity & Colmes, Colmes cited Huckabee’s quote about [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 6:19 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Church and State,Election '08,Huckabee Watch,Politics
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January 16, 2008

Tax Hike Mike Sees Conspiracies

Christian leader and GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee sees a vast right wing conspiracy against him: MIKE HUCKABEE: We’re doing OK in South Carolina. We’re up on television, we’ve got a good budget here, a good buy. We also have an extraordinary ground operation in South Carolina. I really believe we’re going to win here; [...]

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January 15, 2008

Theocracy?

Why am I not surprised by this comment made by Mike Huckabee: I have opponents in the race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the Word of the Living God and that’s what we need to [...]

Posted By: Jason Pye @ 11:25 am || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Huckabee Watch
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January 10, 2008

The Club for Growth Releases New Anti-Huckabee Ad in Michigan

Clubforgrowth.org For the life of me, I don’t understand why so many “conservatives” support Mike Huckabee*. He raises taxes, increases spending, his anti-capitalist/populist rhetoric is indistinguishable from that of John Edwards (minus the “Two Americas” b.s.), he wants a national smoking ban in all workplaces, and he once thought that AIDS patients should be quarantined! [...]

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Taking A Look At The Huckster’s Record

Before Republicans jump on the Huckabee bandwagon, they would be wise to take a look at his record as Governor: Despite cutting taxes in his first legislative session, Huckabee also embraced the ARKids First program, which was then the cornerstone of an agenda pushed by an advocacy group started years earlier by Hillary Clinton. Even [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 10:31 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Huckabee Watch,Politics
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January 3, 2008

Iowa Caucus Wrap-Up

Democratic side Winners: Obama Edwards Loser: Hillary Obama is the obvious big winner and the anti-Hillary candidate for the Dems. Edwards lives to fight another day. Hillary loses in Iowa and loses New Hampshire, picks up a phyrric victory in uncontested Michigan, and is finally defeated in South Carolina; she’s done. The national polls will [...]

Posted By: Kevin @ 8:44 pm || Permalink || Comments (10) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Huckabee Watch
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December 27, 2007

Huckabee: My Supporters Are Scarier Than Ron Paul’s!

Ron Paul has attracted the support of a few unsavory characters, but we’re all sure that Ron Paul doesn’t agree with them on their unsavory beliefs, and his record proves it. Mike Huckabee? Not so much. He seems pretty certifiably wacko, and his supporters are most definitely unsavory: I read in Robert Novak’s column this [...]

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December 20, 2007

What’s So Bad About Mike Huckabee ?

George Will sums it up nicely: Huckabee’s campaign actually is what Rudy Giuliani’s candidacy is misdescribed as being — a comprehensive apostasy against core Republican beliefs. Giuliani departs from recent Republican stances regarding two issues — abortion and the recognition by law of same-sex couples. Huckabee’s radical candidacy broadly repudiates core Republican policies such as [...]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 5:29 pm || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Huckabee Watch,Politics
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December 18, 2007

Should Oil Producers Embargo America Again? The Democrats And Republicans Seem To Think So

In 1973, OPEC announced an embargo of oil sales to countries whose governments had supported Israel in the Yom Kippur war. In the U.S. this precipitated a major economic crisis as the U.S. government attempted to ration gasoline and control production and sale through a regime of price controls. The U.S. Central bank also embarked [...]

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An Open Letter to Neal Boortz

Mr. Boortz, I am writing this letter as a plea for you to reconsider your support for Mike Huckabee‘s candidacy for Republican nomination for President. I’ve listened to you since I was fourteen years old. I remember my mom telling me when I was eight or so that I was going to like your show [...]

Posted By: Jason Pye @ 3:27 pm || Permalink || Comments (48) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Election '08,Huckabee Watch
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