By Gary P Jackson
It’s no secret that we ain’t fans of Mike Huckabee here at A Time For Choosing. I most definitely detest con men of every shape and form. I really don’t like liberal democrats who pretend to be Republicans, for whatever reason.
I don’t think I need to go through Mike Huckabee’s entire career, nor do I need to read you chapter and verse about his time as Governor of Arkansas. If you are reading this blog, chances are you already know about Huckabee’s record as a tax and spend, Big Government liberal. You also know Huckabee is a Nanny Stater on par with New York City’s Nanny Bloomberg.
I will treat you to Governor Huckabee telling the Arkansas legislature: Whatever Tax You Pass, “You Will Have Nothing But My Profound Thanks”
A little different than his phony “I’m a Conservative” act, huh!
Huckabee supports the nonsensical “Fair Tax” as well. But that a whole entire rant all it’s on, so we’ll save that for later!
I am however, about to tell you why I am sick of Mike Huckabee and his kind sticking their noses in politics. Sit back, grab something cold to drink, and maybe a snack. This may take a while!
I didn’t much like it when Nanny Huckabee attacked Sarah Palin and sided with Michelle Obama after Sarah made a rather lighthearted comment that aired on her hit travel-adventure series Sarah Palin’s Alaska. In an article entitled: Nanny State Alert! Mike Huckabee: “On ‘Child Nutrition’ I Must Side With Michelle Obama Over Sarah Palin” I noted:
Here’s the deal. This is one more situation where Big Daddy government, [or should I say Big Nanny] is going to tell you how you MUST live your life.
Rather than allowing parents to educate their own kids, and control what they eat, some little elite in Washington is going to control yet one more part of your life, and there will be nothing you can do about it [unless you are wealthy and send the kids to a private school or home school them]
This is where Sarah Palin comes in. While Michelle Obama has been out there preaching her nonsense, Sarah has been having fun with her. There was talk of banning school bake sales, so Sarah shows up at a school where she was giving a speech, cookies in hand! She’s been tweeting about this stuff for some time, just wearing MO out.
This really got going though after this past Sunday’s airing of Sarah Palin’s Alaska. While getting ready to do a bit of camping, after some white water rafting, Sarah is looking for the goodies to make s’mores, and dedicates them to MO because the First Lady “says we aren’t supposed to have desert”
It was hilarious!
Bear in mind now, SP’sAK was filmed in the summer, months ago, when the debate was in full swing.
Of course, there was some buzz around the “cookie incident” at the time, but it seems Sunday’s episode turned into an international story. All one has to do is search Bing to find stories from around the world, mostly progressives losing their minds. How DARE Sarah Palin be against totalitarian rule!
That’s what makes Huckabee’s little “me too” so sad. This isn’t exactly fresh ground.
Brian Maloney, the Radio Equalizer had this to say about the whole thing:
Though he had no comment on the calorie-count of a fried-squirrel platter, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is readily taking sides in a nasty political food war.
Earlier today, Huckabee told New York radio host Curtis Sliwa that he’s on board with Michelle Obama’s national dietary scolding effort and against Sarah Palin’s light-hearted criticism of the first lady’s campaign.
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Did Huck just fall off of a turnip truck? He really appears to believe the Obamas are content to campaign for social change in eating habits rather than a gradual move toward laws that prohibit foods they find objectionable.
Ever been to California, Mike? Just try to propose a steak house in a lefty-controlled city and watch the resulting firestorm.
Could someone this naive really be considered a major presidential contender?
I also didn’t like it when sleazy Huckabee lied and attacked Bristol Palin, trying to drum up ratings for his lousy radio show, either. A show he put up against Rush Limbaugh, on purpose. I did love it though, when Bristol called him out on his lie, and put him in his place.
But all that is nothing compared to his misadventures in politics. Most recently he’s taken a stand with certified moron Todd Akin, who may single-handedly cost Republicans control of the Senate, which will lead to the end of America as we know it. Huckabee has been blowing smoke up Akin’s backside, and telling him to stay in the race. A race Akin’s own supporters want him out of!
This ain’t the first time Huckabee has endorsed a fool, or a corrupt, worthless politician. Let’s look at some of Huckabee’s “greatest hits” since 2010:
First, let’s head up to Alaska. We all remember the Joe Miller-Lisa Murkowski fiasco. Governor Palin endorsed Miller, a long time friend. It was a real war, with the GOP Establishment™, specifically NRSC chairman Senator John Cornyn, (R-Tx) coming to Lisa’s aid.
Somewhere along the way, Huckabee stuck his nose in this race, and sent some of his people to “help” Miller. These brain surgeons’ first piece of advice to Miller? Distance himself from his friend Governor Palin. And not just distance himself, but hey, make a big [and public] deal of it. This worked about as well as expected. Support for Miller collapsed. Enough bad blood was created that it became a huge story.
By the time some of the fences were mended, “Daddy’s Girl” [Lisa] had mounted a massive write in campaign, backed by union thugs and even democrats, and Joe lost big time. All thanks to Huckabee and company’s sage political advice. Now America has to deal with corrupt liberal Republican Lisa Murkowski as she supports the democrats more than the American people. Thanks Mike.
Also in 2010, and Huckabee has somehow escaped most of the wrath from Conservatives for this, there was the election for South Carolina Governor. Of Course, Governor Palin backed Nikki Haley. Her endorsement immediately boosted Haley from last place, in a crowded field, to front runner status. So who did Huckabee support?
Remember during that election, accusations were flying that Nikki, now Governor Haley, had an extramarital affair. She was being called a “slut” and a “whore“.
As Jenn Taylor [JennQPublic] noted at the time, in an article entitled From “Nikki Who?” to Nikki the “Raghead” Whore in Less Than a Month all of these accusations were coming from, you guessed it, Mike Huckabee endorsed Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer’s crew!
Jenn starts out:
A month ago, few people outside of South Carolina knew of State Rep. Nikki Haley. But that didn’t stop her opponents from wetting themselves when Haley picked up some impressive endorsements and her gubernatorial campaign gained momentum.
Don’t worry, said their trusty consultants as they mopped up the puddles, a scarlet letter oughta finish her off. And if a little old fashioned slut-baiting doesn’t do the trick, we’ll just make sure everyone knows Nimrata Randhawa Haley is secret “raghead.” Trust us, the good ol’ boys in South Cackalacky know just how to handle a foreign lady who’s in our way.
And thus began their Hail Mary pass to sideline the uppity woman with the ethnic name.
Why bother? Because Haley’s record of fighting for transparent government is a direct threat to politics as usual at the Statehouse. South Carolina’s good ol’ boys are terrified that Haley will force on-the-record legislative voting, so they scraped the sewers for the scummiest strategy imaginable.
Not only were they calling Haley a slut and a whore, they were attacking her religion and ethnic background, calling her a “raghead. ” It’s a rather long article, but it lays out all of the hate and lies coming out of the Bauer campaign. Click here and read it. It’s worth the time.
Now in case you are thinking I drug up some isolated instance and that Huckabee doesn’t normally back sleazebags like Bauer and his misogynist crew, lets move on to 2012 and the Texas Senate race.
I think most of America knows this story. Most certainly our readers do. Once again, we have Sarah Palin endorsed and certified Reagan Conservative Ted Cruz, going up against one of Mike Huckabee’s endorsees, Lt Governor David Dewhurst.
To say David Dewhurst is not only one of the most corrupt men in politics, as well as one of the most despicable human beings imaginable, may be too kind. During the campaign we ran numerous articles laying out all of the corrupt activities the Lt Governor has been engaged in, as well as all of the bills that Texans demanded, that he worked over time to kill, in his position as president of the Texas Senate, a job that makes Dewhurst more powerful than the governor.
We also noted all of the numerous lies Dewhurst told about Cruz, including a last ditch act of desperation, blaming Cruz for the suicide of a Pennsylvania youth. Lies that Dewhurst was telling right up until the day he lost in a landslide to Cruz.
One of the more hilarious attacks from Dewhurst [and his running buddy Rick Perry] though, was the ads attacking everyone supporting Ted Cruz. Dewhurst and Perry conveniently “forgot” they begged Governor Palin to come to Texas and bail out Perry’s behind in 2010, during the Governor’s race. Nope, Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Mark Levin, and other Conservative supporters of Ted Cruz magically became “Washington Insiders” in Dewhurst’s many ads decrying “outsiders who don’t know Texas.”
This is hilarious because at the same time, Dewhurst was touting Huckabee’s support. Mike Huckabee who divides his time between New York City and his mansion in Florida. I’m not even sure if Huckabee could pick out Texas on a map. On the other hand, it’s well know that Governor Palin has spent a lot of time in Texas, and has a special fondness for the town of Lockhart, not that far from Austin.
But, as they say: Wait, there’s more!
Backing Despicable Dewhurst isn’t Huckabee’s only brush with corruption.
In one of the stupidest things I have ever seen, those who drew up new districts in Florida, after the 2010 census, pitted Congresswoman Sandy Adams against Congressman John Mica. Both Republicans, both incumbents. That’s where the similarities stop, BTW.
You already know what I am about to tell you. Sandy Adams was a Tea Party favorite. One of Sarah Palin’s favorites. Though new to Congress, she had already made a reputation as a true reformer who got it. Unfortunately, she lost.
Who won? Ten term Establishment hack, John Mica. As Breitbart News reported before the election, Mica may be one of the most corrupt members of Congress. Most certainly the most corrupt of the Florida delegation. Mica has sent tens of millions of tax payer dollars to family and cronies.
So once again, Huckabee, the false prophet, backs a corrupt Establishment hack, over a Tea Party patriot, and a true reformer.
That brings us to Missouri and a yet another familiar story. As you know, Governor Palin backed Sarah Steelman. She STILL backs Steelman. Sarah Steelman has impressive credentials as a true reformer. She was exactly who we needed in Washington. She has a long record of distinguished service. She had the support of some major Tea Party groups.
Todd Akin, on the other hand, was going nowhere fast until the democrats decided that he was the weakest link, and spent over $1.5 million in ads painting him as some sort of Conservative boogie man. They figured if they attacked him as “conservative” some voters would take to him. They were right!
Now I’ve looked at Akin’s 12 year record as a Congressman. It’s not bad. His record isn’t in question here, just his intelligence. That and his ego. An ego being fed by Mike Huckabee.
Here’s where I really have big problems with Huckabee and his phony “awe shucks” tent revival preacher act. I detest guys like Huckabee who hide behind scripture to coerce social conservatives to follow them down dead end paths. I have nothing against social conservatives, I consider myself one, though with a huge splash of common sense libertarianism thrown in for good taste. I’ve seen a real tendency among those who only focus on social issues to fall for these false prophets. I hate to say it, but con men like Huckabee start sounding like a preacher and some folks lose all common sense. Huckabee ain’t the only one who does this, but he has a real knack for it.
Huckabee has really screwed us all with this Akin deal though. Reports early on had Akin looking to do the right thing and drop out, after his insane remarks became public, but good old Huckabee stuck his nose in and ginned up his groupies, and now you couldn’t pry Akin away from this race.
Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit may have said it best, from the start:
Governor Mike Huckabee not only gave Todd Akin cover with his supportive email yesterday, he also was able to screw Republican candidates across the nation.
Huckabee helped Akin frame the calls for him to drop out as an attack by the Republican Establishment™. I didn’t know that Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, National Review’s Jim Geraghty, Dennis Prager, Charles Krauthammer, Hugh Hewitt, Ann Coulter, the Tea Party Express, as well as the editorial boards of National Review and the Wall Street Journal and well, every Conservative commentator and blogger worth their salt, had magically become part of the Establishment™. When and how did THAT happen? It’s hard to keep up these days!
Huckabee said in a conference call to Southern Baptists: “This could be a Mount Carmel moment,” likely referring to the holy battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal in the book of Kings:
You know, you bring your gods. We’ll bring ours. We’ll see whose God answers the prayers and brings fire from heaven. That’s kind of where I’m praying: that there will be fire from heaven, and we’ll see it clearly, and everyone else will to.
Speaking of fire, Mount Carmel, is also the name of a little place east of Waco, Texas where David Koresh and the Branch Davidians met their demise in a fiery death. Huckabee’s fool’s errand is more likely to resemble the results of the latter more than the former.
Listening to his rhetoric though, it’s rather insulting to hear him talk about a dumb-ass politician, using biblical references. I know for a fact that God looks out for babies and fools, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to send down “fire from the heavens” because some moron says something stupid, and gets asked [rightly] to step aside!
After the conference call, Huckabee started taking some heat and downplayed his participation. He’s also been claiming he’s been in contact with the National Republican Senate committee, [NRSC] something the folks over at the NRSC have denied. [emphasis mine]
A spokesman for the NRSC, Brian Walsh, took issue with Huckabee’s comments Friday.
“We have a great deal of respect for Governor Huckabee and regret that we do not see eye to eye with him on this race,” Walsh said in an email to CNN. “It’s important to set the record straight though that the types of tactics he describes simply did not happen and further, no one at the NRSC has even spoken with the Governor this week.“
By Friday night, according to CNN’s Peter Hamby, Huckabee had resorted to calling the folks over at the NRSC “union goons.”
On call tonight with Missouri pastors, Huckabee calls NRSC "union goons" and rallies support for Todd Akin > on.cnn.com/NmzNIX—
Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) August 25, 2012
I’ve not always been the biggest fan of the NRSC, but union goons? Really?
Gateway Pundit reports Akin re-tweeted Hamby’s tweet, so obviously he agrees with Huckabee.
This is why false prophets like Mike Huckabee are so dangerous. They have the ability to reach a large number of people. They lead these people astray. Whether it’s convincing them to vote for a corrupt, and often despicable human being, or clinging to a disaster of a candidate far too long, Huckabee, and those like him have a knack for making poor decisions, and dragging far too many people down with them.
There used to be a time we could tolerate these sorts, mixing their snake oil salesman style of “religion” with politics, but that time has past. Thanks to liberals, like Huckabee, America is staring into the abyss. It wouldn’t take too many false moves before the entire nation collapses. Yet here we have Huckabee supporting an unelectable candidate, encouraging him to stay well past his welcome.
While people like Huckabee think they are standing up for the right to life, they are, in reality, hurting the pro-life movement. Worse, if we don’t take back the Senate, and this nonsense makes it a lot harder, we will never repeal ObamaCare. There goes the economy, and anything resembling Liberty and Freedom.
People are going to do what they do, but I implore folks to wake up and start paying attention to these false prophets. Realize who they really are, and how they are part of the problem, not the solution. Mike Huckabee has a decades long record of being part of the problem. It’s time for him to retire to his TV and radio show, and leave politics to those who actually know what they are doing.