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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A presidential candidate too good to be real?

In an article titled "My Choice for President" in WorldNetDaily, superfundy Chuck Norris said,

I believe the only one who has all of the characteristics to lead America forward into the future is ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. . .

He was the first person in his family to graduate from high school. And he worked two jobs in college and graduated in two-and-a-half years.

WOW. Completing college in 2-1/2 years while holding two jobs! The guy's not just a genius -- he's a magician!

He is an outdoorsman too -– an avid fisherman, hunter and a long-term member of the NRA.

WOW -- an outdoorsman! That's icing on the cake!

Mike is also a respected and fearless leader, and he does not cower to the cries of any majority or minority. He doesn't abandon his values for what's expedient. Like our Founding Fathers, he's not afraid to stand up for a Creator and against secularist beliefs. At the same time, he doesn't fear offending Christian leaders who give up their values in pursuit of electing their "team leader" just like everyone else.

How shocking -- making some compromises to support a candidate who is actually electable.

He balanced the budget each year, enhanced technology in commerce, was tough on crime, used tobacco lawsuit monies to better health care, initiated a toll-free hotline to report tips on government corruption and 16 times had to endure the long nights of the soul before he gave permission for executions to proceed.

Isn't that unfair to candidates who didn't get opportunities to approve executions?

Mike Huckabee will fight for the issues that lead us safely, and with prosperity, into the future. Here are several of his positions in his own words . . .

. . . . Saving marriage – "I support, and have consistently supported, passage of a federal constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. … As governor of Arkansas, I led the successful effort to pass a similar state constitutional amendment in 2002."

Why bother with a federal constitutional amendment? It doesn't look like gay marriage is going anywhere.

. . . .Achieving energy independence –"The first thing I will do as president is send Congress my comprehensive plan for energy independence. We will achieve energy independence by the end of my second term."

Wishful thinking. Drastic action is needed just to prevent dependence on imported oil from rising.

An ordained minister as president?
Does the fact that Mike Huckabee served as an ordained minister create a disadvantage to his election or presidency? Not if one knows Huckabee and history.

First, many may not realize there was an active clergy (Presbyterian minister John Witherspoon) among the signers of the Declaration of Independence – and that two others had been previously ministers. Others were sons of clergy. Virtually all were Protestant Christians.

Signers of the Constitution even included Abraham Baldwin, a minister. "Williamson, Madison, and possibly others, had studied in this field but had never been ordained." And again, most signers of the Constitution were also Protestant Christians, except two, Carroll and Fitzsimons, who were Roman Catholics.

Being honored to share this bi-vocational duty as minister and politician with some of those early patriots, Huckabee has advanced and fine tuned his people and oratory skills. And most of all, it has taught him to put others first. Isn't that what we want in a leader?

Mike is a compassionate Christian conservative. Though solid in his faith and standing for traditional family values, he's not an uncaring extremist. He lives what he believes, and respects others' beliefs even when they disagree with him, committed to a republic that was founded upon the free exercise of religion.

In all respects, Huckabee meets our Founders' recommendations for president.

Founderism sucks, whether it comes from Chuck Norris or from Fatheaded Ed Brayton and Judge "true religion" Jones.

So can a man who was raised in a poor background from Hope, Ark., become governor then president? As Mike says, "Our country has already proven that!" What I would ask is: Give Hope another chance! This time, they want to send in the real cavalry.

One president from a hicktown in Arkansas named "Hope" is enough.


Anonymous Voice in the Urbanness said...

> WOW. Completing college in 2-1/2 years while holding two jobs! The guy's not just a genius -- he's a magician! <

Are you referring to that great philosophical leader Hugh Marston Hefner who graduated from the University of Illinois in 2-1/2 years while working and also editing the school paper?

He is also known for his sporting interests.

Hugh is also a respected and fearless leader, and he does not cower to the cries of any majority or minority. He doesn't abandon his values for what's expedient.

He definitely doesn't fear offending Christian leaders.

"Drastic action is needed just to prevent dependence on imported oil from rising."

But is the government part of the solution, or part of the problem? So far they have been the latter. There is little hope that this situation will change.

"Williamson, Madison, and possibly others, had studied in this field but had never been ordained."

Al Gore went to seminary school but flunked out.

One president from a hicktown in Arkansas named "Hope" is enough.

I can't believe it. We actually agree on something!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Shazbot said...

Larry makes another pointless post. How about some variety?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 3:01:00 PM  
Blogger Moulton said...


You want a variety show here?

Well, OK.

Here's my contribution to this musical comedy...

This number goes out to our very own Skip.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 3:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in Suburbanness said...

Give Hope another chance!

The place does have a lot to live down, doesn't it? Is it even humanly possible?

At least Huckabee didn't ever move to Hot Springs AFAIK (said to be a bad influence).

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in Suburbanness said...

Speaking of Sweden, and of WND, I recently had to give WND a hard time (more or less as follows, to editor Joseph Farah):

Joseph, since I quote WND fairly often, you put me in an awkward position when you post nonsense there.

Please explain what it means (if the "world was created 6010 years ago today") that there is a continuous history of over 13,000 years of Swedish varves?

Also, if Dobson is correct then I have a Modest Proposal for you. You should advocate the establishment of a new cabinet position, for the Federal Department of the Unborn, designed to protect the unborn from their mothers. Said department would also "fix" the Census to ensure that all unborn "citizens" are counted, while reducing the voting age to -0.75. (It is, after all, unconscionable that "citizens" would be denied voting rights.)

And there's this:

The leaders of this particular Hasidic community invited New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to visit while his senatorial candidacy was alive. They promised Giuliani their complete support in the upcoming election if he would do something to get their four pals out of federal prison. Giuliani said no and declined the invitation for a visit.

A short time later, who do you think shows up in this community? None other than Mrs. Bill Clinton.

Farah is losing his marbles (which is a shame -- actually).

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in Suburbanness said...

From a discussion thread re Huckabee --

First question by Swoles Lament

Does he support a constitutional amendment regarding the definition of marriage?? I hope not.

Bush without the tax cuts and foreign policy by Dan McLaughlin

Ugh. Actually, he's worse than that - Huckabee is a serious nanny-stater, he buys into all sorts of PC nonsense (notice that the Kos crowd thinks he is the best GOP candidate - that should tell you something). He's not a hawk, he's not a tax cutter, he's not a small-government guy . . . that's a lot of pieces of the coalition to leave on the table. I can live with him in the Senate - in fact, his party needs him to run for the Senate. He should do what is best for the party.

"No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong." - Winston Churchill

Huckabee suffers from a severe case of White Guilt by Aurelian

How else can you explain drivel such as this:

“We respect those who want to provide a better life for their children and grandchildren. For decades, we treated our state's African-American population poorly. The Hispanic influx gives us a second chance to prove what kind of people we really are.”

Even with conservatism becoming more and more infected with political correctness, this is quite conspicuous in its stupidity and in the guilt-ridden mindset it reveals.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 1:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Sane Person said...

Of course, it could always be worse or even worse yet.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 4:41:00 PM  

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