Huckabee: I can’t compromise on scholarships for illegals because “my soul will not let me”

posted at 12:48 pm on November 30, 2007 by Allahpundit

Never mind the facts, never mind logic, and certainly never mind voter sentiment; Huck, after all, answers to a constituency of one. The quote comes from this WaPo account of yesterday’s presser with Chuck Norris, looking every inch the enforcer by Huck’s side, but it’s not included in the video below. Watch it anyway. It’s loaded with bogus analogies and outright misrepresentations.

Start with the fact that he treats America’s willingness to allow emergency room care to illegals as a license to expand taxpayer benefits to them across the board. He draws no distinction between life-threatening and non-life-threatening circumstances; if you’re willing to pay to restart a man’s heart, you should also be willing to pay for his kid’s college tuition. He also can’t seem to fathom why citizens should or might be angry at the millions of people who knowingly break U.S. law to get here. We should instead thank God that we have a nation worth breaking into, he counsels us, but I doubt he’d feel the same about his house if he came home to find people squatting in his living room. He goes on to take a swipe at Mitt for describing scholarships for illegal immigrant children as a “special break.” Left unexplained is how it’s not a special break for foreign citizens who reside in Arkansas for three years to have a shot at state-funded scholarships when U.S. citizens who’ve resided right across the border in Alabama for 18 years shouldn’t. And speaking of those three years, Huckabee continues to give the impression when he talks about this that there was some long-term residency requirement that illegals had to meet to be eligible for the awards. That’s patently false; FactCheck.org kicked his ass about it yesterday. No wonder Numbers USA calls him an “absolute disaster” on immigration as governor.

And in spite of it all, he’s up up up — and not just in Iowa anymore, either. McCain has to be looking at this wondering if his problem with immigration is that he isn’t soft enough. The Romney campaign is sufficiently worried to already be spinning the prospect of a second-place finish in the caucus. And while the online pushback has begun, one has to wonder — is it too late?

For some, perhaps.


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Round them up, beat the hell out of them, and thier kids, those descusting wet backs. How dare them try to feed thier families. How dare a CHRISTIAN!!!!!!!!! show some compassion.

The problem is not Huck or Bush, or Mitt, or Rudy. The problem is the failure of this goverment over a 25 year time frame. And all of you are nothing but pissed off impatiant A-holes. Your not going to get all you want get over it.

I am so sick of the chest beating of people in thier pajamas typing on computers like they have the answer. College grades that have an opinion and computer shills. How old are you Allah anyway, 24, 26 years old?

kara26 on November 30, 2007 at 6:02 PM

Hmm… looks like English is someone’s second language.

But he sure showed some compassion to the rapist he had released, didn’t he? That worked out great, didn’t it?

Hollowpoint on November 30, 2007 at 7:59 PM

kara26 on November 30, 2007 at 6:02 PM

Troll or Idiot? I’m having a hard time deciding.

jaime on November 30, 2007 at 11:04 PM

I don’t know ’bout the others but I am wearing my Batman suit.

MB4 on November 30, 2007 at 7:43 PM

Charming! Think I’ll look into renting a Wonder Woman Bra. That should keep our new Komrade distracted.

RushBaby on November 30, 2007 at 11:11 PM

Republicans need to focus on where our candidates want to take the country and then decide who can defeat Hillary. Ronald Reagan could not have passed muster with this crowd. Its time to focus on the future not the past.

GOP invokes a Reagan who never was

moughon on December 1, 2007 at 7:49 AM

Can not spell to begin with, not my strength. typing fast does not help. Thank God for spell and grammer check in Word.

Not a Troll or Idoit.

I want the borders closed just like you, I want social programs shut down just like you, I want anyone cault here that police catch that is illegal deported.

There is nothing in the mans statements that does not speek against that, he is triing to show some compassion.

Those of us that call our selfs Compassionate (sp) Republicans need to unite behind some one. That some one is not FRED. Get a Grip. Any body remember BOB DOLE! If we do not unite behind some one with a message that can articulate it well and not look like thier about to fall over dead, then say hello to Mrs. President Clinton.

Its Ross
not Kara

kara26 on December 1, 2007 at 4:26 PM

I ment there is nothing in his statements that speak against what i posted.

kara26 on December 1, 2007 at 4:29 PM

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