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What’s So Bad About Mike Huckabee ?

by @ 6:30 pm on December 20, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Mike Huckabee, Politics

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 free trade, low taxes, the essential legitimacy of America’s corporate entities and the market system allocating wealth and opportunity. And consider New Hampshire’s chapter of the National Education Association, the teachers union that is a crucial component of the Democratic Party’s base.

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Huckabee’s role in this year’s ’70s Show is not merely to attempt to revise a few Republican beliefs. He represents wholesale repudiation of what came after the 1970s — Reaganism.

Mike Huckabee: He’s Nixon, but with a better shave.

H/T: Jason Pye

2 Responses to “What’s So Bad About Mike Huckabee ?”

  1. jh says:

    What nonsense. I can not wait till conservatives quit be lazy and start researching Huckabee’s record in Arkansas instead of relying on CLub for Growths misleading statements.

    I live 15 miles from Arkansas and the place that some Conservatives descibe as being the Huckabee Arkansas I dont recognize. Huckabee cut taxes numerous times. I guess now Reaganism is against using a gas tax to build roads. WHo KNEW!!!!! I guess I missed that memo. I doubt very seriously that George Will leaves the Beltway so I am taking what he says with a grain of salt.

  2. D.J. McGuire says:

    Huckabism in Arkansas led to a net tax increase of half a billion dollars; smart-aleck comments from jh notwithstanding.

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