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Dear Mike Huckabee: We Libertarians Don’t Like You All That Much Either

by @ 3:39 pm on November 8, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Mike Huckabee, Political Parties, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has taken upon himself on many occasions to directly attack the libertarian wing of the Republican Party.

For example, in the aftermath of his failed bid for the 2008 GOP nomination Huckabee, had this to say:

The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it’s this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it’s a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says “look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government. If it means that elderly people don’t get their Medicare drugs, so be it. If it means little kids go without education and healthcare, so be it.” Well, that might be a quote pure economic conservative message, but it’s not an American message. It doesn’t fly.

Then, Huckabee said through a spokesman and on his own that the greatest threat to the Republican Party came from libertarian Republicans.

In November 2008, he came out with a book in which he continued gunning for the libertarian wing of the GOP:

The real threat to the Republican Party is something we saw a lot of this past election cycle: libertarianism masked as conservatism. And it threatens to not only split the Republican Party, but render it as irrelevant as the Whig Party.

Now, on Saturday’s edition of Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, Huckabee continued firing at libertarians while refusing to discuss to his plans for 2012:

Hey Huckster, it’s on.

One Response to “Dear Mike Huckabee: We Libertarians Don’t Like You All That Much Either”

  1. matt says:

    Schmuckabee is one of those republicans that favors limited government unless it’s something he finds morally objectionable, in which case he supports using the full power of government to force others to accept his Christian worldview.

    It’s too bad Huckabee doesn’t want to “Take America Back” — to a time when Presidential candidates didn’t ‘build credibility’ by hosting a hokey talk show on cable TV.

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