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  • Clinton says jail was 'right thing' for Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses

    10/07/2015 9:49:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 7, 2015 | Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press
    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that jail was the "right thing" for a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, the Democratic presidential hopeful said Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was "treated as she should have been treated." Davis spent five days in jail for defying a court order and refusing to license gay marriages. Several Republican presidential candidates have vocally defended Davis, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz....
  • Trump: There would be a “major collapse” of the GOP race, and in the TV ratings, if I quit

    10/05/2015 3:41:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2015 | Allahpundit
    When he’s right, he’s right. And it’s … interesting that he’s contemplating his own political mortality this way. “There’d be a major collapse of the race, and there’d be a major collapse of television ratings,” he said from his office in Trump Tower. “It would become a depression in television.” Mr. Trump said that a presidential campaign without him would become so “boring” that he would struggle to pay any attention to it. “I wouldn’t even be watching it probably, and neither would anybody else,” he said. Debate ratings would indeed collapse. I’m not sure what he means by a...
  • Cruz Well-Positioned for the Long Haul

    09/30/2015 9:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak, Republican consultant, and former Capitol Hill and Bush administration aide
    With the Summer of Trump behind us, the GOP presidential primary race is beginning to take shape. The sharp decline and hasty exit of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leaves only four truly competitive candidates for the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 1: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Donald Trump, Ben Carson and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Cruz has the strongest ground game of that group and is the best-funded. Carson is better organized than most realize, but has an unproven team and is an unproven candidate. I agree with many experts who believe we now have seen Trump's peak in polling,...
  • Huckabee building a Southern firewall

    09/29/2015 11:26:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rolled out leadership teams across four Southern states on Monday. The Republican could be a serious force on March 1 in the so-called SEC Primary, named after the collegiate Southeastern Conference. Assuming he comes out of the early states strong — namely Iowa and South Carolina, his top two targets — Huckabee is focused on amassing momentum in favorable Southern states that have jointly scheduled their primaries to increase the region’s clout. “The early SEC primary elections are a key plank to our campaign strategy,” Huckabee said in a statement.
  • In Iowa, Cruz Campaign Ramps Up — Carefully

    09/29/2015 12:44:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | September 29, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    URBANDALE, Iowa — Ted Cruz, whose six-month run as a presidential candidate has already taken him to states deep into the primary calendar, is now kicking his campaign into high gear in Iowa, the first early voting state. But Cruz, who frequently touts the long-term durability of his campaign, is underscoring the effort with two caveats: Ramping up doesn't mean going on a spending spree, and building a state-level organization doesn't mean coasting off short-term momentum. "We have been very, very cautious with our expenditure of funds. This is an exceptionally frugal campaign," Cruz told reporters Saturday morning before opening...
  • 2016 GOP Power Index: Jeb jolted from top spot (Putting Sen. Ted Cruz at the top)

    09/28/2015 7:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    GOP 2016 POWER INDEX: JEB JOLTED FROM TOP SPOT There’s been a seismic shakeup this week, knocking Jeb Bush from the top spot for the first time since the race began and putting Sen. Ted Cruz at the top. The latest WSJ/NBC News poll has Donald Trump and Ben Carson tied for the lead with Sen. Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina tied for third place. But few would imagine that those rankings will be predictive. Bush and Cruz in are farther behind, but the Fox News First Power Index is about more than just the latest polls. It’s about who...
  • Plano Forum to Draw At Least 4 White House Hopefuls

    09/28/2015 1:57:32 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 2 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    At least four presidential candidates are coming to Texas next month to participate in a forum at one of the state's largest megachurches. The North Texas Presidential Forum is scheduled for Oct. 18 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. The event is being hosted by the nearly 40,000-member church and the Faith & Freedom Coalition, an influential group representing religious conservatives across the country. All of the major Democratic and Republican candidates have been invited to address the forum. On Monday, confirmed speakers included four GOP candidates: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Arkansas Gov....
  • Mike Huckabee Takes on Rainbow-Colored Doritos

    09/25/2015 9:22:57 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 25, 2015 | BEN GITTLESON
    Mike Huckabee Takes on Rainbow-Colored Doritos By BEN GITTLESON Sep 25, 2015 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has a new enemy: Doritos Rainbows. After Frito-Lay this month said it would mail rainbow-colored Doritos chips to consumers who donate money to the It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit helping the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Huckabee went on the offense against the snack-maker. In a letter his campaign said he sent Frito-Lay on Tuesday, Huckabee said Dan Savage, the man behind the group benefiting from the bags, has for years made “very hateful and vulgar comments toward Christians” and called...
  • Huckabee: Obama "Pretends To Be" A Christian

    09/23/2015 11:48:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on Newsmax TV’s “The Hard Line,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) refused to criticize his rival former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson for saying he believes a Muslim would not be qualified to be president and instead turned the focus to President Barack Obama.
  • Huckabee Rips Obama’s Choice for Army Sec.: ‘Homosexuality Is Not a Job Qualification’

    09/19/2015 2:09:17 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 59 replies
    mediaite ^ | September 19th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Mike Huckabee isn’t happy with President Obama‘s decision to appoint an openly gay man as the next Secretary of the Army. Eric Fanning, the current acting Under Secretary of Army, was selected by Obama this week, which would make him the first openly gay man to lead any branch of the U.S. military. And while The Washington Post notes his sexuality isn’t really a big deal to the Army or to even some Republicans in Congress, leave it to Huckabee to crank up the outrage-ometer with this statement today: It’s clear President Obama is more interested in appeasing America’s homosexuals...
  • Trump and Cruz in Lubbock? Lubbock Area Republican Women Hosting Four-Day Convention [INTERVIEW]

    09/18/2015 7:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    KFYO-AM ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jody Smyers
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Friday on The Chad Hasty Show, Nitra Barnes, President of the Lubbock Area Republican Women (LARW) joined guest host Steve Evans in the KFYO studio to provide lots of exciting information about their upcoming state-wide convention for the Texas Federation of Republican Women. The convention begins Wednesday, November 4th with the LARW golf tournament at the Rawls Course, and continues through Saturday November 7th with the President’s Dinner at Silent Wings Museum. The complete convention schedule is available here. The convention is not just for women: Men and young adults strongly encouraged to attend this fantastic gathering, meet candidates, and...
  • Huckabee had the most salient thought during the debate.

    09/17/2015 10:41:41 AM PDT · by Fhios · 18 replies
    9/17/2015 | Vanity
    Huckabee: “This is about the survival of Western civilization.” [vis-a-vis the Iran deal] Which actually goes deeper than just Iran. It encompasses the whole rise of anti western anti semite uprisings throughout the Arab world. The "Arab Spring" farce the media peddled us. I'm thinking how lucky for us that Egypt regained its senses and at least attempting to be secular.
  • Iowa View: Fiorina, Rubio, Christie and Cruz on top after debate

    09/17/2015 12:29:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    USA Today | September 17, 2015 | Steve Deace, Iowa talk radio host
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  • Actress Who Confronted Ted Cruz Over Gay Rights Has More to Say About Him, Mike Huckabee

    09/12/2015 7:56:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 09/12/2015 | Dave Urbanski
    After her surprise confrontation with Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa last month, openly gay actress Ellen Page sat down with Daily Beast and delved deeper into her issues with him and former Arkansas Gov. Huckabee, as well as her takes on Republicans and religion. n the interview published Saturday, Page — who’s known for role in the pro-adoption movie “Juno” — said she wanted to talk to the GOP presidential candidate “out of genuine curiosity.” “I’ve seen multiple videos and read multiple quotes of Ted Cruz discussing gay issues, as well as Mike Huckabee, and it goes exactly as you’d...
  • Mike Huckabee Reveals ‘Simple’ Reason Ted Cruz Wasn’t Allowed On-Stage at Rally for Kentucky Clerk

    09/09/2015 7:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 9, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee admitted Wednesday that fellow GOP contender Ted Cruz was prevented from speaking on stage the day before at a rally for the Kentucky clerk, explaining it all came down to a “simple” reason. “Well Steve, this was our event,” Huckabee told NewsMaxTV’s Steve Malzberg Show. “My team put it together. We’re the ones who recruited the people not only to be on the program, but we’re the ones who coordinated the effort. We’re the ones who secured the permits, the staging.” “We had no idea Ted Cruz was even going to show up until the...
  • Mike Huckabee ‘surprised’ Ted Cruz showed up at Kim Davis rally: ‘It was our event’

    09/09/2015 3:24:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/9/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed claims Wednesday that one of his aides blocked fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz from speaking at a Kentucky rally for Kim Davis on Tuesday.</p> <p>“Look, I invited him to come and meet with Kim Davis. It was our event. We were kind of surprised that he showed up. But you know, once he was there, we invited him to come and meet with her. So I’m not sure what the controversy is,” Mr. Huckabee said on Fox News, Politico reported.</p>
  • Huckabee complains Cruz crashed his party

    09/09/2015 9:44:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/09/2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee wants you to know the Kim Davis rally on Tuesday was his event and Sen. Ted Cruz was a last-minute addition. "Look, I invited him to come and meet with Kim Davis. It was our event. We were kind of surprised that he showed up. But you know, once he was there, we invited him to come and meet with her. So I’m not sure what the controversy is," Huckabee said on Fox News on Wednesday morning. [snip] "We planned, paid for, and promoted the event and Sen. Cruz showed up the day of and...
  • Video of Ted Cruz being blocked by a Huckabee Staffer from Reporters ...

    09/09/2015 7:26:10 AM PDT · by VinL · 45 replies
    Freedom Lighthouse ^ | 9/9/15 | Staff
    Here is fascinating video of Sen. Ted Cruz in Grayson, Kentucky where it is clear he was blocked by a man as he tried to moved toward reporters near a stage where Mike Huckabee was to appear with jailed County Clerk Kim Davis upon her release from jail. You can see Cruz eventually push past the man, but he never did appear on stage. The Week reports the man trying to block Cruz was a Huckabee aide who was “trying to physically block him from speaking with reporters.”
  • Huckabee Campaign Blocks Ted Cruz From Media at Kim Davis Rally (VIDEO)

    09/09/2015 7:11:55 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/92015 | The Right Scoop
    I heard about this last night but I didn’t know there was video of this incident. In fact I was hoping the reporting was wrong or exaggerated because it’s so stupid for a campaign to try and take all the ‘glory’ on an issue that isn’t even partisan. But that’s exactly what Huckabee did, as you’ll see in the video below his campaign staffer or aide refusing to allow Ted Cruz to simply get to the media who wanted to interview him. I mean, what the heck? Here’s the write up on it: NY TIMES – Of the two presidential...
  • Huckabee Aide Physically Blocked Cruz From Getting Into Kim Davis Money Shot

    09/08/2015 6:32:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Livewire ^ | September 8, 2015 | Tierney Sneed
    The first Republican primary is months away, but in the race to see which GOP candidate could make the most of the legal battle over a Kentucky clerk's refusal to grant same-sex marriage licenses, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee emerged a winner Tuesday, thanks to the efforts of an aide to block 2016 rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) from joining Huckabee at Davis' side. Both presidential candidates were present at the rally at the jail holding Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk. But according to a New York Times report of the day's events, a Huckabee aide physically stood in...
  • Huckabee Aide Reportedly Blocked Ted Cruz from Speaking to Kim Davis Crowd

    09/08/2015 3:46:52 PM PDT · by VinL · 109 replies
    Mediate ^ | 9/8/15 | A.Kirrell
    Among the Republican presidential candidates, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz have stood out as the two most ardent defenders of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was recently jailed after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses in her jurisdiction. The two conservatives made a point to travel down to the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday to join protesters in support of Davis, but the plans changed slightly when a judge ordered her immediate release. And then comes the following doozy from the New York Times write-up of this afternoon’s Kim Davis Release Extravaganza (emphasis ours): "The rally Tuesday had been...
  • Governor Chris Christie Rips Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee for Defense of Jailed Christian Kim Davis

    09/08/2015 2:58:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/08/15 | Jim Hoft
    Chris Christie was on FOX and Friends Monday morning. He mocked Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee for their support of jailed Christian Court Clerk Kim Davis. Both Cruz and Huckabee will attend a protest outside the Rowan County jail on Monday. “Quite frankly I don’t think you should grandstand on this stuff. This is a serious issue. I don’t know if she’s looking forward to a visit from Senator Cruz, or not. We’ll see. But the fact is, I don’t think he should grandstand on this.”
  • Why Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz will visit Kim Davis

    09/08/2015 7:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 09/08/2015 | By Dylan Lovan
    LOUISVILLE, KY. — Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will join protesters at a Tuesday rally outside the jail where a Kentucky clerk is locked in a cell over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Huckabee plans a private meeting with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed by a federal judge Thursday after defying several court orders. Her lawyers spent Labor Day weekend filing appeals in an effort to force her release, but she remains there on a contempt charge. Huckabee, a former Baptist minister who often reaches out to religious conservatives, says...
  • Huckabee On Kentucky Clerk's Jailing: Even Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer Got Bail!

    09/08/2015 7:24:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TPM ^ | 09/08/2015 | By Caitlin Cruz
    Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Friday during an appearance on Fox News that serial killers got better treatment by the American justice system than the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Huckabee has been one of the most vocal presidential candidates to defend Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis after she was jailed Thursday on contempt of federal court. The ex-governor brought up the comparison to serial killers during an interview on Fox's "America's Newsroom." "Jeffery Dahmer got bail, the Boston Stranger got bail, John Wayne...
  • Former Gov. Mike Huckabee On Kentucky Clerk, (Kim Davis Rally)

    09/06/2015 5:42:36 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies ^ | Sept 6 2015 | You Tube
    Gov Huckabee interview on ABC News HUCKABEE: I think it’s -- again, it’s a very different equation altogether because this is a redefinition. Marriage is not defined in the federal Constitution at all; it’s a matter for the states. And applying the Fourteenth Amendment to the equality of men and women and their relationship in marriage is totally different than redefining marriage. And I think what we’ve seen here is the overreach of the judiciary. This, if allowed to stand without any congressional approval, without any kind of enabling legislation, is what Jefferson warned us about. That’s judicial tyranny. STEPHANOPOULOS:...
  • Mike Huckabee to visit Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in jail

    09/05/2015 12:37:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Eugene Scott and Jeremy Diamond
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is planning to visit the Kentucky clerk taken into custody for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples next week. Huckabee will visit Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, in jail Tuesday before he is set to rally supporters outside the detention center where she is being held, Huckabee spokesman Hogan Gidley told CNN on Friday.
  • Supporters to Stage “I’m with Kim” Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 |
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Huckabee: Thank God for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, standing firm against SCOTUS’s gay-marriage ruling

    09/02/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    No matter where you stand on this, can we come together for a moment and acknowledge the plain truth of this point by Dan McLaughlin? If elected Democrat Kim Davis was doing this to the death penalty, drug or immigration laws, or voter ID laws, they'd hail her as a hero.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 2, 2015 It’s not that she refuses to perform her public duties that has left-wing critics exercised, it’s that she refuses to performs these specific duties. As it is, TNR’s demanding that Davis be thrown in jail — not just fined or fired, but...
  • CNN amends GOP debate criteria

    09/01/2015 3:13:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mark Preston
    Washington (CNN) CNN is amending the criteria for its Republican presidential debate on September 16, possibly opening the door for Carly Fiorina to join the other top-tier candidates on the stage. The cause: a lack of national public polling following the August 6 debate has so far provided only three new polls to determine the lineup for the Reagan Presidential Debate, according to a CNN statement. As a result, CNN reevaluated its criteria and decided to add a provision that better reflects the state of the race since the first Republican presidential debate in August, the network announced Tuesday. Now,...
  • Chris Christie Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll (60%+ Trump voters: Obama not U.S. born

    09/01/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    MSNBC (Maddow Blog) ^ | 8/31/2015 | Will Femia
    Tonight, Public Policy Polling gave the Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at their results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. While the findings at the top of the poll are what we've come to expect from the Republican field - Donald Trump and Ben Carson - securing the top spots - what is more surprising is to find beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support. The poll also shows the tea party character of the Republican Party, with strong birther views and a dubious grasp of some key...
  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 112 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Why Evangelicals Worship Trump

    08/21/2015 5:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 21, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    With his brash demeanor, rough language, womanizing, and general Trump-ness, you’d think evangelicals would loathe Trump. You’d be wrong. Evangelicals were supposed to hate Donald Trump. His ostentatious wealth, his colorful language, his serial marriages—he was supposed to be the anti-Huckabee, the candidate least appealing to conservative Christians and their reality TV-unfriendly sensibilities. Then there was Trump’s cavalier discussion of his faith at the Ames, Iowa, Family Leadership Summit in July—where he said he doesn’t ask God for forgiveness. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York argued that comment would hurt him more than his disparagement of Senator John McCain’s war record....
  • Josh Duggar Confesses to Cheating, ‘Porn Addiction': ‘I Have Been the Biggest Hypocrite Ever’

    08/20/2015 11:22:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 20, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    EXCERPT Read the full statement below: I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him. I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends...
  • REVEALED: Josh Duggar 'paid almost $1,000 for multiple Ashley Madison accounts in search of oral

    REVEALED: Josh Duggar 'paid almost $1,000 for multiple Ashley Madison accounts in search of oral sex, one-night stands, sex toy experimentation and more' A report claims that Josh Duggar had multiple Ashley Madison accounts Duggar was allegedly looking for 'conventional sex, experimenting with sex toys, one-night stands, sharing fantasies, sex talk,' and more Among the type of woman he was allegedly looking for were 'naughty girl, aggressive / take charge girl, high sex drive and creative and adventurous' The second account was reportedly 'paid on a monthly basis until May of 2015,' which is when reports broke Josh had molested...
  • Post-Fox Debate Frank Luntz Focus Group Fails to Forecast Direction of GOP Race

    08/18/2015 9:32:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 18, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been 12 days since the first Republican presidential debate was broadcast on the Fox News Channel. Immediately following that event on the network’s The Kelly File, pollster Frank Luntz conducted a focus group on location in Cleveland, the site of the debate. According to the participants of his focus group, real estate mogul Donald Trump, the frontrunner of the race, fared poorly, but they gave a mixed response as to who was the strongest in the debate. Many of the respondents gave a favorable reactions to former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon...
  • The religious right isn’t going away: Why proclamations of its decline are a dangerous myth

    08/15/2015 8:39:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | August 15, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    Religous conservatives aren't going quietly into the night, Americans United's Barry Lynn tells Salon.Because non-politicians like Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson have garnered the most attention during the GOP presidential primary thus far, another distinctive feature of this cycle’s batch of candidates has gone relatively unnoticed. For all the talk and hype about the GOP modernizing and learning the lessons of the George W. Bush era — and for all the breathless speculation about the millennial generation and how it demands of politicians a different approach — the religious right’s presence within the party remains formidable. The aforementioned...
  • Iowa State Fair Des Moines Register Soapbox Speech [Gov Huckabee]

    08/14/2015 12:39:19 PM PDT · by donna · 59 replies
    Mike Huckabee for President ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Mike Huckabee
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  • Huckabee: We Must Give Babies Inside The Womb Constitutional Rights

    08/10/2015 7:32:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee reiterated his thoughts on abortion from Thursday’s debate. When it comes to abortion, Huckabee wants Americans to “finally wake up” and realize that the constitutional rights of human beings are being violated with abortion.
  • Are voters ready to tune out Donald Trump?

    08/07/2015 11:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    He pleased fans with his blustery defiance, but others saw anger and ego.Much like the past two months of the presidential campaign, the first Republican debate on Thursday night featured all the hallmarks of a Donald Trump production. But after two hours of blustery denunciation and defiance from the former “Apprentice” star, voters may be inching closer to changing the channel. From the opening bell, the Fox News moderators and his Republican rivals made Trump the center of attention, hammering him with contentious questions — which he would complain afterward were “not nice” — and frontal attacks. So far, the...
  • Iran Isn’t Nazi Germany: Is it really true that Iran seeks another Holocaust?

    08/07/2015 8:20:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/07/2015 | Peter Beinart
    Mike Huckabee’s sin was being too vivid. Last week, after the Republican presidential hopeful said that by signing the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama “would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven,” a parade of organizations and politicians accused him of inflammatory language and bad taste. But in both the United States and Israel, Huckabee’s core assumption—that the Iranian government is genocidally anti-Semitic—is mainstream. In January, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that “The ayatollahs in Iran, they deny the Holocaust while planning another genocide against our people.” Last month, Fox News host...
  • First GOP Debate: How Did the Candidates Fare?

    08/07/2015 12:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CBN News ^ | August 7, 2015 | Donna Russell and David Brody
    CLEVELAND -- The Republican presidential candidates took on the issues, the Democrats, and each other Thursday night, tackling everything from the economy to Iraq to Planned Parenthood – and God. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may have faired the best in the first GOP debate heading into the 2016 Presidential campaigning. Fox News insider Frank Luntz reported that both of them saw huge spikes in "reaction meters" for comments on Iran and terrorism. Huckabee responded to a question about the Iran deal saying in part, "we got nothing." He went on to say, "We couldn't...
  • Giorgio: The Debate Over Fox’s Debate

    08/04/2015 11:56:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    GoLocalWorcester ^ | August 5, 2015 | Paul Giorgio, Mindsetter
    The first Republican debate took place Monday night at Saint Anslems College in New Hampshire. Notably absent were Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee, the Arkansas preacher turned one term governor, Fox talk show host and radical right wing religious zealot, who if elected, would make Sharia law seem civil. His positions on social issues are downright frightening. The alleged debate wasn’t really a debate at all. It was interviews where each candidate had 3 minutes to make a pitch to the audience. The first real debate takes place tomorrow evening in Ohio. Let's talk about the main attraction at this...
  • Debate stage: Voters like Bush, Rubio. A lot don’t like Trump (Press tries to grab narrative back?)

    08/03/2015 10:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | David Lightman, McClatchy DC
    Republicans like Jeb Bush. And a lot really don’t like Donald Trump. In fact, more than half find Trump a distraction from the primary process, not a serious candidate. With the first Republican presidential debate coming up Thursday, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents personally like Bush, saying they view him favorably rather than unfavorably. Large numbers also like Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee, far more than dislike them. But nearly half dislike Trump, suggesting that the billionaire businessman who leads national Republican polls will have a hard time reaching those personally hostile...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 August 2015 (Trump on 2 shows!)

    08/02/2015 4:36:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 257 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 2nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Rick Perry, R- Texas, Republican presidential candidate; Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America super PAC.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, Republican presidential candidate.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., Republican presidential candidate; Steven Law, president and CEO, American Crossroads super PACTHIS WEEK (ABC): Donald Trump, Republican...
  • Geraldo Rivera explains the position of liberal Jews toward Iran

    07/30/2015 9:44:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    If Iran does take steps in the future to annihilate Israel, the leftist Jews who are criticizing Huckabee will never see it coming. And that, Mr. Obama is “sad.” As much as can be generalized, Jews have traditionally been liberal. This can be explained by the fact that Jews have been persecuted throughout history and they tend to identify with people and groups that are or appear to be marginalized. With the rise of the new anti-Semitism on the left under the guise of being anti-Israel but holding Israel to a different standard than other countries with serious human rights...
  • Walker, Bush, Rubio lead our 2016 GOP presidential picks [Oregon]

    07/30/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 30, 2015 | NW Spotlight
    We are now 467 days from the next presidential election on November 8, 2016, to elect the 45th president of the United States. In just 7 days, on August 6th, Fox News will be holding the first debate for Republican presidential candidates – in Cleveland, Ohio. Politico reported that there will actually be two Fox News debates on August 6th: a 5PM debate for all 16 announced candidates and a 9PM “main event” for “the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls.” In preparation for the upcoming debates, we asked some Oregon Republican political insiders to give us...
  • Poll: GOP top tier breaking away, led by Trump [Walker 2nd]

    07/30/2015 5:41:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    WDSU ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Donald Trump with a significant lead over his closest rivals for the Republican nomination for president, and provides further evidence the field of 16 candidates vying for the GOP nomination has a clear top tier. Trump tops the field at 20% in the poll, Quinnipiac's first since the businessman announced his run for the presidency in June. He is followed not by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13%. Bush follows Walker at 10%. This trio comprises the only Republican candidates in double-digits in...
  • Obama Hopes His Successor Will Be As Serious About Serious Issues As He Is – Seriously Delusional

    07/29/2015 7:51:19 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies ^ | 07/29/2015 | Don Feder
    The current occupant of the White House – Barack, the first of his name – is seriously unhappy with the comments of two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, Having endured their logic for as long as he could, Obama unburdened himself in Addis Ababa on Monday. While saving some disdain for Donald Trump, POTUS was particularly incensed by the comments of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who said the president's genocide-in-the-making deal with Iran is like marching Israelis "to the ovens." Such rhetoric is "part of a general pattern that you've seen that would be considered ridiculous if it...
  • ABC'S "The View" To Huckabee: Iran Deal Statements "Dangerous","You Don't Have To Be Trump"

    07/28/2015 1:05:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | July 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” co-host Rosie Perez reacted to Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee saying the Iran nuclear deal was Obama leading Israelis to the “door of the oven” and said it was “dangerous,” to comparing the Obama administration and other world leaders to “Nazis and Hitler.”
  • Jeb Bush Bashes Huckabee: ‘Oven Door’ Comment ‘Just Wrong’

    07/27/2015 4:41:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    Mediate ^ | 2:11 pm, July 27th, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called out fellow GOP contender Mike Huckabee for saying President Barack Obama was marching Israelis to “the door of the oven” with the Iran deal, calling his comments “unfortunate” and “just wrong.” “The Iran deal is horrific, and it creates far more dangers and problems than it solves,” Bush said at an event in an Orlando church. “But I think we need to tone down the rhetoric for sure.” “Look, I’ve been to Israel not as many times as Mike Huckabee, who I respect,” he said. “But the use of that kind of language, it’s...