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  • Huckabee, Perry and Romney look like they are running in 2016

    07/15/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    At the start of the year, I told a friend to keep an eye on Mike Huckabee.  He just had the look of a man running for president.  After all, didn't Ronald Reagan write columns and do radio commentaries before running?Last month, I was very happy to hear that Mitt Romney was considering another run.  Frankly, I think that he is one of the most qualified people ever denied the presidency. Let me add another one - Governor Rick Perry of Texas.  We didn't see the real Perry in 2012 but we are seeing him now. Over the last few...
  • Up in the air: Mike Huckabee’s private plane habit

    07/14/2014 6:52:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 14, 2014 | Alexander Burns
    Huckabee is flying more comfortably than during the 2008 race.As a presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee made a name for himself as the regular Joe on the debate stage, a threadbare underdog who couldn’t afford his opponents’ Madison Avenue-style commercials, plush hotels and chartered planes. In his campaign memoir, Huckabee proclaimed that he “kept in touch” with ordinary people while eating food-court fare and waiting for long-delayed commercial flights as “other candidates were stepping onto their Gulfstream jets.” These days, the former Arkansas governor is living — and flying — far more comfortably. Now a Fox News commentator and highly paid...
  • Megyn Kelly and Mike Huckabee demolish Obama's lack of support for Israel

    07/13/2014 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/13/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Here's an amazing video segment from the end of last week in which Megyn Kelly and Mike Huckabee demolish President Hussein Obama's lack of support for Israel. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Poll: Hillary Sweeps Dem Primary, Struggles Against GOP Challenger

    07/08/2014 6:05:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Jewish Political News and Updates ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a clear lead in the Democratic primary, topping her potential challengers by an almost 50 percentage point margin, yet fails to hit the 50% mark against any of her potential Republican opponents, a Quinnipiac University National Poll, published Tuesday, shows. Hillary leads the Democratic primary with 58 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 11 percent, Vice President Joseph Biden with 9 percent and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 4 percent. No other candidate tops 1 percent, the poll found. On the contrary, the Republican presidential primary is wide open....
  • Who will wind up as GOP presidential nominee in 2016? (Laff riot)

    07/03/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Buenos Aires Herald / The Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    A look at the frontrunners currently making waves.Mitt Romney hasn’t disappeared from the political scene the way many people thought he would after coming up on the losing end in the 2012 presidential race. But that doesn’t mean he’s running for president — or even thinking about running for president — in 2016. Talk of a possible third presidential bid for Romney has surfaced of late, with poll numbers showing that he is well regarded by Republican voters and a growing sense within the GOP smart set that no candidate has really emerged from the pack as yet. Romney has,...
  • Mike Huckabee Stars in New Ad Endorsing Lamar Alexander

    06/27/2014 2:19:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has just unleashed his latest endorsement for re-election. It comes from former Gov. Mike Huckabee. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate, has a strong following of social conservatives and activists drawn to his populist political message. "He's been your governor, university president, America's secretary of education. He brought the automobile industry to Tennessee," Huckabee explains in the ad. "Lamar Alexander is now a remarkable senator that Tennessee needs to return to office." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alexander has released a series of endorsements in recent days, including that of country music star Kix Brooks and former...
  • Dems see bright future even in a loss (Wendy Davis)

    06/22/2014 9:40:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 22, 2014 | Anna Palmer and Katie Glueck
    Democrats are publicly rooting for Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue. But privately, many of her supporters are resigned to her losing. And, already, some political operatives are pondering how she can stay politically relevant beyond November. Davis is down by 12 points to opponent Greg Abbott in the race for governor, a disadvantage that many liberals believe could mean a blow-out in November. But even if Davis suffers a big loss, she could still score a win for her political career — setting herself up as an important player in the party regardless of the final score. It’s a...
  • Mike Huckabee To Take Iowa, SC Pastors To Europe On "Reagan, Thatcher, John Paul II Tour"

    06/20/2014 10:32:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    CBN ^ | 6/20/2014 | David Brody
    The Brody File has learned that Mike Huckabee will host evangelical pastors from the early political Primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada as he leads them over to Europe in an event called, “Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour: God Raising Extraordinary Leaders for Extraordinary Times" Watch the invitation video below that Mike Huckabee is sending out to pastors in these key states. It goes out today. Huckabee says he’s leading this tour because it’s an opportunity to show, “the human instruments used by God to change the world’s history.” The 10-day tour takes place...
  • Cruz unavailable, Huckabee too pricey; GOP scrambles to secure big names for state convention (NC)

    06/02/2014 1:32:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Sylva Herald ^ | May 28, 2014 | Quintin Ellison
    The state Republican convention in Cherokee is still lacking that big national headliner; some 1,200 to 1,400 people are expected in Jackson County June 5-7, and organizers are feeling the pressure. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Tea Party darling from Texas, turned down an opportunity to speak in North Carolina because he’ll be attending his state’s convention. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, wanted $15,000 to secure his presence, an engagement fee North Carolina officials aren’t prepared to pay. “We don’t have that kind of money,” Ralph Slaughter, chairman of the Jackson County Republican Party, said last night during a county...
  • NYTimes Reporter Clueless That Huckabee's Radio Show Ended Months Ago

    05/10/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 10 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    You can’t make it up. Does New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich actually listen to talk radio? And is Congressman Mike Rogers being groomed as the next host in the perpetually losing business that is moderate Republican talk radio – RINO radio? Republican In Name Only Radio.
  • Happy Huckabee Gets Mad (Oh, good grief!)

    05/06/2014 7:10:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 6, 2014 | David Freedlander
    Gone is the sunny, compassionate candidate of 2008. In the run-up to 2016, the former Arkansas governor is downright angry. He’s learned his lesson from his last campaign, ex-aides say. In 2007, Mike Huckabee stood impassively on a Republican presidential debate stage while Mitt Romney tried to embarrass him. A program that Huckabee had instituted in Arkansas gave undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children the right to in-state tuition at Arkansas’s public universities. Huckabee sounded, Romney said, like a Massachusetts liberal. “Are we going to give taxpayer-funded benefits to kids that are here illegally and put them...
  • Poll: GOP voters like Huckabee most, say he's best qualified

    04/30/2014 12:39:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | April 29, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Republicans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee the most and consider him the best qualified potential GOP presidential candidate among the major contenders. But, as with the rest, they aren't psyched for him to run, according to a new Economist/YouGov.com survey. Some 72 percent of Republicans like Huckabee, a Fox host and conservative populist. That beats Sen. Rand Paul, at 66 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 62 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 60 percent. And 51 percent of Republicans also view him as qualified to be president, more than the rest again. But as previous...
  • Huckabee, Ryan, Bush Lead Daily Caller-Vox Populi poll of Iowa voters

    04/27/2014 10:29:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 27, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Mike Huckabee, Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush are in a dead heat to win the 2016 Iowa Republican caucuses, according to a new poll sponsored by The Daily Caller and Vox Populi Polling. Of the Republicans polled from April 22-24, Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, took in 20 percent; Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential nominee, won 19 percent; and Bush, the former governor of Florida and brother of former President George W. Bush, garnered 18 percent. Other possible Republicans are in single digits in the poll: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (9 percent); Florida Sen. Marco Rubio...
  • Florida GOP Primary Big Win for Rand Paul, Political 'Outsiders'

    04/24/2014 11:37:27 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 9 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04-23-2014 | John Gizzi
    Businessman Curt Clawson's easy win on Tuesday for the GOP nomination in Florida's 19th Congressional District resonated beyond the borders of the upscale, safely Republican district. With results nearly final, first-time candidate Clawson rolled up 38 percent of the vote to 26 percent for state Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto and 25 percent for former state Rep. Paige Kreegel. Along with fueling the candidacies elsewhere of fellow businesspeople-candidates and "anti-politicians," Clawson's primary win in the district vacated by GOP Rep. Trey Radel — who resigned after pleading guilty to cocaine possession — is also a boost for a likely presidential...
  • Huckabee: No Social Issues, No Evangelical Votes

    04/22/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 167 replies
    CBN ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | David Brody
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warned if the Republican Party ignores social issues in the upcoming national elections, then evangelical voters will simply stay home. The evangelical vote in America has been a key ingredient in deciding who becomes the Republican nominee for president. Polling bears that out. Yet the social issues near and dear to the hearts of evangelicals are under attack within Republican circles. A few years ago, former Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., wanted to declare a truce on the hot button social issues. "All I was saying was we are going to need to unify all kinds...
  • Gov. Huckabee Claims There's More Freedom in North Korea than US

    04/14/2014 5:22:51 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 04/13/2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Sometimes politicians speak without thinking. Former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was a perfect example of this on Saturday when he bizarrely claimed that he's "beginning to think there's more freedom in North Korea sometimes than in the United States." Huckabee was speaking in Manchester, NH at AFP's Freedom Summit.
  • Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee face off at New Hampshire Freedom Summit

    04/13/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 12, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Republican presidential primary is up and running in New Hampshire, where conservative prospects lined up in Manchester Saturday for the first cattle call of the 2016 cycle. Speakers at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was sponsored by Citizens United and Koch-backed Americans For Prosperity, included Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all of whom would be top tier presidential contenders should they run. Donald Trump also spoke. Huckabee seemed especially determined to show he could compete for conservative votes against politicians like Paul and Cruz, who have each...
  • Tillis leads in Crossroads poll, will get Chamber endorsement

    04/11/2014 3:32:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Reid Wilson
    North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) leads a crowded Republican field for the right to face Sen. Kay Hagan (D) in November, according to a new survey conducted for a super PAC backing his campaign. Tillis scored 27 percent of the vote, compared with 16 percent for physician Greg Brannon and 10 percent for state Baptist Convention President Mark Harris. A handful of other candidates received only single-digit support.
  • Mike Huckabee looking at 'trend of support' to make 2016 decision

    04/10/2014 8:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/10/2014 | Byron York
    Ten days ago, a poll by WPA Opinion Research showed former Arkansas Gov. and 2008 Republican primary runner-up Mike Huckabee tied for the lead of the 2016 GOP race. Now, another survey, this one by Suffolk University, shows Huckabee at the front of the pack, this time in Iowa, the state that will kick off the caucus and primary process. With a field so crowded, it doesn't take a huge level of support to be at the top. In the Suffolk poll, Huckabee is the choice of 11 percent of Iowa Republicans. Sen. Rand Paul and former Florida Gov. Jeb...
  • Iowa Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Strong and GOP Field Scattered in Advance of Caucuses

    04/09/2014 12:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Suffolk University News ^ | April 9, 1994 | Greg Gatlin and Mariellen Norris
    With the January 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses on the horizon, Hillary Clinton is the far-and-away favorite among self-described Democratic caucus-goers, according to a Suffolk University statewide Iowa poll. And while some Republicans have begun visiting the Hawkeye State, the survey shows no favorites among prospective GOP presidential candidates. Meanwhile, the Suffolk University poll of likely general-election Iowa voters shows Republican Gov. Terry Branstad with a strong advantage heading into the June 3 Republican gubernatorial primary, and he leads the sole Democrat in the race, State Sen. Jack Hatch, by 10 points in a general-election match-up. Branstad, the longest serving governor...
  • Two new polls show growing momentum for Huckabee

    04/03/2014 12:12:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s start off with the caveat that 2016 polls at this point share something in common with John Nance Garner’s view of the Vice Presidency — “not worth a bucket of warm piss,” although it’s often used with “spit” as a euphemism. Had we taken polls seriously in early 2006, the nominees in 2008 would have been Hillary Clinton and, er … John McCain. Still, we haven’t even seen a partial roster of people actually aiming for the nod, and yet Mike Huckabee — who came in second or third in 2008, depending how one counts — seems to be...
  • Mike Huckabee’s Maurice Clemmons problem

    03/19/2014 3:42:47 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 32 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12-18-2013 | Jonathan Martin
    If former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is going to run for president in 2016, his campaign is going to have to run through the Forza coffee shop in Parkland, Wash. That’s where one of Huckabee’s many parolees, Maurice Clemmons, assassinated four Lakewood police officers in 2009, depriving nine children of a parent and setting a national perception that Huckabee abused his powers of clemency. Huckabee told The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin (the other Jonathan Martin) that he views a 2016 presidential bid as “a real opportunity for me.” The Washington Post quickly called Huckabee “a long shot” because he...
  • New Republic: Mike Huckabee Could Be President — If Only He Wanted It

    03/12/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 03/12/2014 | BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER
    Mike Huckabee had asked me to send him my picture. He’d be sans entourage for our meeting at a Starbucks near Fox News’s midtown Manhattan headquarters, and he wanted to be able to pick me out of the crowd. Sure enough, at the appointed hour, he’s waving at me through the glass walls before he even makes it through the entrance. The barista line is long; since Huckabee hasn’t brought anyone to stand in it for him, coffee is forgone. “We’ll do our work,” Huckabee says with a shrug. Later, after he realizes he has been droning on, he implores,...
  • GOP "ChamberMaids" Attempt to Rebrand Common Core (Georgia)

    03/11/2014 8:08:32 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 8 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | March 11, 2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    Georgia's Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, seems poised to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by strong-arming the legislature away from pushing a bill to withdraw completely from imposing Common Core education standards on the state's schools and toward implementing most of the Common Core policies this year. State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) was the voice against Common Core's being forced on Georgia schools. In 2013 he led a coalition of citizens to try to pass a law that put a halt to the policies. Opposition to Common Core became so stiff that Governor Deal was forced to issue a...
  • Huckabee: Keep ‘personal issues of candidates’ off the table

    03/07/2014 11:13:15 AM PST · by bkopto · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/7/2014 | Alexis Levisnson
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he thought Republicans ought to stay away from personal attacks on the Clintons, like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s comments that former President Bill Clinton was a “sexual predator.” “I personally don’t like to see us get into the personal issues of candidates because once you go down that road, it’s hard to ever put it in reverse and go back, and I’m just not sure that’s something we want to do,” Huckabee told reporters at CPAC. “Bill Clinton is not gonna be on the ballot in 2016 or 2014, it’s very possible that his...
  • Mike Huckabee to Common Core Creators: Rebrand, Don't Retreat

    02/21/2014 1:38:51 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 1, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Though former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told his Fox News Channel audience in early December he was no longer supporting the Common Core standards for which he had avidly campaigned, his message to one of the groups that created the standards was different.According to The Washington Post, at a recent meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the organizations that created the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Huckabee urged state education officials to get rid of the “Common Core” name because it has become “toxic.” As the Post indicates, however, Huckabee still intends to support...
  • Kristol Loses It over Chuck Todd’s Suggestion Palin Might Run for President for the Money

    02/06/2014 2:23:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 6, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    In his new “Kristol Clear” prediction segment on Morning Joe, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol augured Thursday morning that Sarah Palin might run for president in 2016. “I mean, why wouldn’t she run?” he asked, causing NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd to answer what was probably a rhetorical question. “I think it’s a financial reason,” Todd said. “To get back into the spotlight. Get the speaking fees back up. You know, there’s some question in my mind about [Mike] Huckabee’s motivation, how much of that is about — you know, there’s a lot of people who run for...
  • Mike Huckabee to Common Core Creators: Rebrand, Don't Retreat

    02/01/2014 9:50:36 PM PST · by This Just In · 39 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 1 Feb 2014, 12:19 PM | Dr. Susan Berry
    Though former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told his Fox News Channel audience in early December he was no longer supporting the Common Core standards for which he had avidly campaigned, his message to one of the groups that created the standards was different. According to The Washington Post, at a recent meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the organizations that created the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Huckabee urged state education officials to get rid of the “Common Core” name
  • Palin leads the GOP field in latest polling data

    01/31/2014 1:44:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Beaufort Observer ^ | January 30, 2014
    There are two stories here. First, you will note how Public Policy Polling reports the results of its most recent poll of most popular potential GOP candidates for president. If you click on the link and read the PPP narrative you would not realize that Sarah Palin is the choice of more Republican and unaffiliated voters of all of those mentioned. Yet they post Mike Huckabee as the choice. Just another example of how much the liberal Elite Media fears Palin. The second story is, of course that Palin has a 70% approval rating to a 20% unfavorable. Huckabee has...
  • Poll: Sarah Palin, Not Yet a Contender, Most Liked by GOP for 2016

    01/30/2014 9:29:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 30, 2014 | Melanie Batley
    Republicans rate Sarah Palin higher than every potential 2016 presidential contender, even though she is not even considered to be in the running, a new poll has found. A Public Policy Polling survey conducted Jan. 23-26 showed that the former governor of Alaska has a 70 percent favorability rating among GOP primary voters, topping six other potential candidates in the poll, even though her name was not on the list of 2016 GOP candidates to choose from. "The best-liked person we tested on this poll with Republican primary voters is actually Sarah Palin," the poll noted. In the survey of...
  • The Stepford Voters: Dems see women as devices

    01/30/2014 4:55:00 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 6 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 30, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The Stepford Voters: Dems see women as devices by Daniel Clark While combating the liberals’ dishonest and sophomoric “War on Women” theme, Republican former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said, “if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government, then so be it. Let’s take that discussion all across America, because women are far more than Democrats have made them to...
  • New leader in 2016 GOP primary field: Mike Huckabee, of course (Actually, it's Gov. Palin)

    01/29/2014 5:14:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 29, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I realize that all presidential polls this far out from election day are hot garbage but there’s no way I’m missing an opportunity to troll my Huck-hating readership as golden as this one. Two words, my friends: Huckabee/Christie?Although Huck’s now technically the GOP frontrunner, he’s not the pol with the highest favorable rating among Republicans. That’d be Sarah Palin, who’s at 70/20 and has the highest numbers among both women and men. PPP didn’t offer her as an option in its presidential polling, presumably because they think she’s unlikely to run. Following the controversy over his ‘Uncle Sugar’ speech Mike...
  • Republicans have a new favorite for 2016 (the Establishment does, we don't)

    01/29/2014 1:16:59 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/29/14 | Alexis Levinson
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who made headlines last week after Democrats jumped on a comment he made about their treatment of women, is the new 2016 favorite of Republican primary voters, according to a new poll out Wednesday. Huckabee leads the primary field with 16 percent of the vote in Public Policy Polling’s new national poll, up three points from PPP’s poll last month. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is also on the rise: he jumped to second place with 14 percent, up from 10 percent last month. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was the frontrunner in December...
  • MSNBC Carefully, Shamelessly Edits Out All Woman-Praising Context Out of Huckabee's

    01/27/2014 12:44:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    newsbusters ^ | january 26, 2014 | tim graham
    Mike Huckabee speaking to the Republican National Committee on Thursday: "Just when you thought the Republican Party’s open antagonism toward women and their reproductive organs couldn’t get any more hostile, hours ago, talk show host, former governor, and failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee took it upon himself to 'mansplain' to the women of America how one party wants to tame their wild libidos.” Bob Parks of MRCTV has a nifty side-by-side video that underlines how MSNBC carefully edited out every ounce slice of woman-praising context around Huckabee's "Uncle Sugar" passage:
  • If Old White Republican Men Don't Chastise The Slut Culture, Who Will?

    01/26/2014 9:33:31 AM PST · by IChing · 48 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/26/14 | Donald Joy
    Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been poking the whores’ nest recently, by making some bold remarks on his TV show and at a Republican National Committee luncheon last Thursday. Democrats and their media operatives went apoplectic. “If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are hopeless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them with their prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it,” Huckabee announced, sending seismic shocks...
  • Huckabee: if a woman wants to have sex then taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill for her contraceptives

    01/24/2014 10:09:45 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies
    1/24/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Or foot the bil for men for that matter. That is pretty much what he is saying and has said. Why should taxpayers foot the bill for women's (or even men's) contaceptives, be they birth-control pills (or other things that women use as contraceptives), and as well --- why should taxpayers pay for contraceptives that men use? Or are humans wild animals and just have to have contraceptives?
  • Huckabee on the “RINO” label: The Nazis devalued people too, you know

    01/23/2014 3:56:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 23, 2014 | Allahpundit
    IÂ’ve looked for a transcript but canÂ’t find one so IÂ’m forced to rely on HuffPoÂ’s account of what he said. On the one hand, theyÂ’re a lefty news site, doubtless eager to put his quotes in the worst possible light. On the other hand, their reporter is Jon Ward, who used to work for the Daily Caller and is respected in the field. On the other other hand, the rhetoric sounds kind of Huck-ish, doesnÂ’t it? With some pols, you can look at a quote thatÂ’s attributed to them and say, nah, no way. With Huck, you never know...
  • Mike Huckabee, Everybody (just read the final paragraph!

    01/23/2014 12:37:12 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 1/23/14
    IS THIS REALLY WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY? Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee – who is still waiting for God to tell him whether to run for president in 2016 – offered up some interesting thoughts regarding the politics of gender this week. “I think it’s time Republicans no longer accept listening to the Democrats talk about a ‘war on women,’” Huckabee said Thursday during a Republican National Committee gathering in Washington, D.C. “The fact is the Republicans don’t have a war on women, they have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of...
  • Huckabee talks religious liberty, 2016 campaign

    01/16/2014 8:33:21 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 21 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Jan 16, 2014 | Shawn Hendricks
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Mike Huckabee says he won't be seeking the title of "America's pastor" if he decides to run for president in 2016. Instead, he would seek to be a servant leader who is both "salt and light" in today's culture. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas who ran for president in 2008, said he won't make any political announcements until after the midterm elections. A busy speaker and the host of "Huckabee," the Fox News channel talk show, he said his concern for the nation's direction could be the deciding factor. "I just feel like our country is...
  • Barbara Bush: Oval Office not limited to political dynasties

    01/16/2014 4:55:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former first lady Barbara Bush reiterates in a new interview that presidents don’t have to be members of political dynasties. "If we can't find more than two or three families to run for office, that's silly, because there are great governors and great eligible people to run," Bush says in an interview that will air Monday on C-SPAN. "And I think that the Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes — there are just more families than that. And I'm not arrogant enough to think that we alone are raising" presidential candidates. Her son Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is considered a potential...
  • Mike Huckabee: Isn’t it time we retire the term “RINO”?

    01/14/2014 6:51:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 14, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Apparently someone applied this term to Huck himself and it brought him up short. You’d think he’d be used to it after the millionth time. I’m fine with swapping it out for another term, but how do I describe myself then? “Candy-ass … centrist”? That’s too vague. “Candy-ass … establishmentarian”? Better, but still a mouthful. Few substitutes have the pithy poetic zing of “candy-ass RINO.” “Many of you used a term that I’d like to see outlawed from the vernacular of the party: RINO,” he said, calling it a “pejorative term” that questioned one’s purity… “With all due respect, I’ve...
  • Mike Huckabee: Outlaw Use of 'RINO'

    01/14/2014 2:08:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/14/14 | Tony Lee
    "One term that I’d like to see outlawed from the vernacular of the party is 'RINO,'" Huckabee wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. "It stands for Republicans in Name Only, and it’s a pejorative term that questions the authenticity and orthodoxy of someone’s party purity. I’ve been called that myself, even though I fought in the trenches of Republican politics for over two decades. Even so, I would never pretend that I’m Lord over determining who the real Republicans are."
  • Mike Huckabee wants to ban the term 'RINO'

    01/14/2014 11:17:19 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/14/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    "Many of you used a term that I’d like to see outlawed from the vernacular of the party: RINO," he said, calling it a "pejorative term" that questioned one's purity. Huckabee pointed out that he got a tweet from someone who complained that he was a RINO, which upset him. "With all due respect, I’ve fought in the trenches of Republican politics for over two decades, but I wouldn’t pretend that I’m lord over determining who the real Republicans are versus the so-called RINOs," he said.
  • South Carolina Tea Party Slams Huckabee for Supporting Lindsey Graham

    01/04/2014 11:36:47 AM PST · by gooblah · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jan 2014, 8:00 AM PDT | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Joe Dugan, executive producer of the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention that will be held in Myrtle Beach from January 18th to the 20th, criticized former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for supporting incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in an ad that ran on television networks in South Carolina during the Capital One Bowl Game Wednesday.
  • Huckabee Promotes GOP-E, Demeans Conservatives

    12/29/2013 5:41:11 AM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    Vanity | 29 Dec 13 | Xzins
    I've noticed for a while now that Huckabee has picked up the meme of the GOP-E that conservatives are injuring the Republican Party. That was the point of liberal Scot Brown on his show this week...normalizing a liberal. I've also noticed a few articles saying the Hucklebug is again interested in running for office. This probably means that Huck knows where the moneyed cronies are and has to curry favor with them. I've watched, and I always come away with the impression that the huckleberry points the finger at conservatives, at those who would primary the GOP establishment turncoats, and...
  • Mike Huckabee: Nothing Says Conservative Like Lindsey Graham

    12/27/2013 10:08:15 PM PST · by Mortrey · 90 replies
    RiehlWorldView.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | By Dan
    Mike Huckabee is making ads supporting Lindsey Graham for a Karl Rove, or Rove-like front group calling itself conservative. Huckabee has also made some noise about running for President in 2016. In essence, Rove and other establishment Republicans may end up recruiting him in 2016 to split off some number of social cons in hopes of preventing a more conservative Republican candidate from winning the nomination in 2016.
  • Huckabee Seeks 'Full-Time Reporters' for Launch of Huckabee Post

    12/17/2013 7:07:00 AM PST · by topher · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12.17.2013
    ormer Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008, is reportedly considering a 2016 run, and who ended his nationally syndicated radio show on December 12, is now launching a new publication: The Huckabee Post. Huckabee’s son, David, told ABC News that the Huckabee Post is a “natural extension and expansion” of Huckabee’s media profile. Its Craigslist ad describes Huckabee Post as “a new and exciting online news publication covering news on politics, US, international, media, sports and other general news.” The Huckabee Post is asking for “full-time reporters with priority given to those who can work...
  • Huckabee’s Media Move: Staying in the mix for 2016

    12/16/2013 6:12:46 AM PST · by 867V309 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2013 | Howard Kurtz
    The host of a Saturday night show on FNC, Huckabee made a bid for the White House in 2008 and flirted with the idea in 2012. But nobody had been talking about him for 2016, and he has quite deliberately set out to change that with a string of interviews.
  • Huckabee Scolds the Tea Party Groups: ‘Politics Is Not Theology’

    12/15/2013 4:46:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 14, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee weighed in on the escalating feud between establishment Republican politicians and conservative activist groups on Saturday. Asked for his thoughts on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) admonition of the idealized purism advocated by some outside groups, Huckabee sympathized with Boehner saying that governing is more difficult than activism and “politics is not theology.” Huckabee began by saying that Boehner was not scolding the tea party movement but conservative groups that capitalize on that movement. He added that some of those groups appear to have an “all or nothing mindset” and...
  • Why a Mike Huckabee presidential run is Chris Christie's worst nightmare

    12/13/2013 1:36:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Week ^ | December 13, 2013 | Jon Terbush, Boston-based columnist
    Mike Huckabee sat out the 2012 election, but he may be game in 2016. The former Arkansas governor — who won the 2008 Iowa caucuses and emerged as the strongest challenger to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the race to capture the GOP nomination — ended his daily radio show Thursday and said he was considering another run at the White House. "I'm keeping the door open," he told the New York Times. "I think right now the focus needs to be on 2014, but I'm mindful of the fact that there's a real opportunity for me." Huckabee hasn't been...