Video: Huck gots the Jesus fish working for him!

posted at 7:48 pm on January 1, 2008 by Allahpundit

See that symbol? You know what it means. Vote accordingly.

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Okay, even I find that a bit much and I’m not part of your Christ-hating posse who insists that one who is open about their religion is fit for office.

highhopes on January 1, 2008 at 7:51 PM

Okay, even I find that a bit much and I’m not part of your Christ-hating posse who insists that one who is open about their religion is fit for office.

When has anyone on this site ever said something like that? What a ridiculous smear.

And the ad? Shameless.

Slublog on January 1, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Jesus gave people the choice of bread and fish.

Huck would look at the bread and fish and prevent you from eating one. Then, whichever one you took, he’d take several pieces back for the good of the “people”, many of whom would be illegal aliens.

MadisonConservative on January 1, 2008 at 7:53 PM

Jesus fish? Nawww, man, that’s a bookcase.

petefrt on January 1, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Plus, is it me, or is he ballooning up again?

MadisonConservative on January 1, 2008 at 7:54 PM

For the interested. The Greek word for fish, ichthus, is spelled:

Iota
CHi
THeta
Upsilon
Sigma

The letters ichthus stand for “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior” in English.

Iesous (Jesus)
CHristos (Christ)
THeou (God)
Uiou (Son)
Soter (Savior)

Now you know.

Mojave Mark on January 1, 2008 at 7:57 PM

This guy thinks people are really that dumb.

paulsur on January 1, 2008 at 7:58 PM

Plus, is it me, or is he ballooning up again?

MadisonConservative on January 1, 2008 at 7:54 PM

I kind of noticed that too. Someone eating some late-night snacks?

Also about 20 second in, a close up of some guy in the audience just nodding is head smiling. What was up with that?

PowWow on January 1, 2008 at 7:58 PM

Plus, is it me, or is he ballooning up again?

MadisonConservative on January 1, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Maybe he’s putting a little too much Bar-B-Q sauce on the Crow….

Nelsa on January 1, 2008 at 7:59 PM

Family. Life. Freedom for illegals and criminals for a better America. Putting aside partisanship because I agree with Ted Kennedy. I’m Mike Huckabee and I’m the wrong party.

Spirit of 1776 on January 1, 2008 at 8:00 PM

This guy thinks people are really that dumb.

Apparently they ARE that dumb.

Patriot33 on January 1, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Im Comin to ya on a bible thumpin’ road
With all my preachin’ I got a great big load
And when you hear me you’ll really hear somethin’
So dont worry cause Im Jesus’s favorite and Im a comin’

Im God’s man
Im God’s man
Im God’s man
Im God’s man

Got what I got the easy way
And Ill make $25,000 from those church’s I milk each and every day
So sheeple dont you fret
Cause you aint seen nothin’ yet

Im God’s man
Im God’s man
Play it Chuck!
Im God’s man
Im God’s man

Listen
I was brought up on an Arkansas church street
I learned how to fleece the flock almost before I could eat
I was educated by watchin those televangelists rock
When I start grabin’ the loot I just cant stop

Im God’s man
Im God’s man
Im God’s man
Im God’s man

Well grab my line and Ill suck you in
Give you hope and be your and Jesus’ best friend
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Im God’s man
Im God’s man
Im God’s man
Im God’s man
- The Chosen One

MB4 on January 1, 2008 at 8:09 PM

Jesus fish? Nawww, man, that’s a bookcase.

petefrt on January 1, 2008 at 7:54 PM

LMFAO~!~~

Ugly on January 1, 2008 at 8:11 PM

Oh, that’s just a coincidence. I’m not claiming divine right to the White House or anything, honest! Allah, I was gonna call you a Godless scumsucking bastard, but that would be unchristian, so I’m not doing it.

Go with Christ, brah! (sorry couldn’t help myself, just got an endorsement from Duane “Dog” Chapman, I’ve got the washup endorsements locked baby!)

-Mike Huckabee

Bad Candy on January 1, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Go Mike!
http://www.mikehuckabeeforum.com

offroadaz on January 1, 2008 at 8:12 PM

When has anyone on this site ever said something like that? What a ridiculous smear.

And the ad? Shameless.

Slublog on January 1, 2008 at 7:52 PM

I agree, there were some things to get a little peeved about that Allah posted but now it seems that if Allah posted a picture of General Patreus someone would complain about something.

broker1 on January 1, 2008 at 8:16 PM

I think I’m actually at a point where I hate Huckabee. Dislike just doesn’t cover it anymore.

davenp35 on January 1, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Are people in Iowa really this dumb? I think it is time to change who goes first in these primaries.

pjf626 on January 1, 2008 at 8:22 PM

puts the whole “cross was a bookcase” thing in a whole new light to me.

trailortrash on January 1, 2008 at 8:23 PM

Go with Christ, brah! (sorry couldn’t help myself, just got an endorsement from Duane “Dog” Chapman, I’ve got the washup endorsements locked baby!)

-Mike Huckabee

Bad Candy on January 1, 2008 at 8:12 PM

I saw somewhere that The High Reverend Huckster has also received the highly sought after and much coveted Ted “Excrement Adventures” Nugent endorsement.

MB4 on January 1, 2008 at 8:23 PM

What a ridiculous smear.

And the ad? Shameless.

Slublog on January 1, 2008 at 7:52 PM

We can agree about the ad. Christ didn’t take sides in politics.

Where we are going have to disagree is how faith is viewed by many on this forum. It’s not a “ridiculous smear” to point out that there is a group here that has declared war on any candidate who isn’t part of the secular humanist agenda which declares they are Christian but don’t support any of Christs values. Put another way the Christ-hating posse here gives Obama a pass on being part of Trinity UCC or Hillary’s utter lack of faith but gets all excited when Huckabee calls himself a Christian leader or Romney’s LDS roots are mentioned. It is a hypocrisy that I can explain no other way than these haters don’t want candidates who actually follow the tenets of their faith!

Got another explanation? I’d love to hear it.

highhopes on January 1, 2008 at 8:23 PM


Go Mike!
http://www.mikehuckabeeforum.com

offroadaz on January 1, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Geezus H. Huckachrist. The above link takes you directly to he11. You do not get to pass go. And you do not get to collect your $25,000 speaker’s fee.

Griz on January 1, 2008 at 8:24 PM

This is going to get real ugly. The result of which will be a ‘madame president.’

Griz on January 1, 2008 at 8:26 PM

I think I’m actually at a point where I hate Huckabee. Dislike just doesn’t cover it anymore.

davenp35 on January 1, 2008 at 8:16 PM

My sentiments exactly. And he scares me – it’s those eyes 8^|

Actually, I’m getting pretty sick and tired of the whole lot.
Including teh Fred!

Timothy S. Carlson on January 1, 2008 at 8:27 PM

So if Huckabee gave a speech from the pulpit of a church, and on the pulpit, or behind it, was the sign of the cross you would be saying,

“LOOK, LOOK, THE CROSS, The Cross”.

Geeze, Pundit, give it a rest wudya?

Don’t you think it would be a bit much if you pointed out every American Flag on the podium behind a campaigning politician? Look, LOOK, The Flag, THE FLAG!

Oh, wait, somebody did that already.

rockhauler on January 1, 2008 at 8:27 PM

MB4 on January 1, 2008 at 8:23 PM

I don’t even know if he got Dog’s endorsement, “Mike” just posted it because it sounded funn-er, good.

Bad Candy on January 1, 2008 at 8:28 PM

Got another explanation? I’d love to hear it.

Yes.

Perhaps people disagree with Huckabee’s use of faith as a smokescreen of sorts to hide his atrocious record and naive policies. Personally, I don’t mind Huckabee’s openness about his faith. What bothers me is his use of faith, of Christ’s name, to justify troubling political positions.

My point is that no blogger on this site – Allah, Bryan or Michelle – has stated or even suggested Huckabee is unqualified because of his faith.

Slublog on January 1, 2008 at 8:29 PM

Give it a rest already. It doesn’t even matter. I have a big Jesus fish on my suped up Hummer. So what?

He’s speaking to a Christian organization. It just seems silly that people are making a big deal out of it. It doesn’t make any of the other candidates LESS Christian. If they want to give a presentation to a Christian group in front of a fish symbol, by all means, what’s the big f’n deal?

I don’t even like Huckabee, he won’t win, but really find something of substance to criticize him with. There’s plenty of substance to his issues that are worthy of criticism. This ‘stunt’ isn’t.

ThackerAgency on January 1, 2008 at 8:31 PM

Got another explanation? I’d love to hear it.

highhopes on January 1, 2008 at 8:23 PM

Yes, you, like The High reverend Huckster, are getting rather paranoid.

MB4 on January 1, 2008 at 8:31 PM

Geezus H. Huckachrist. The above link takes you directly to he11. You do not get to pass go. And you do not get to collect your $25,000 speaker’s fee.

Griz on January 1, 2008 at 8:24 PM

Youre not kidding, that is the pits of he11. It is vile.

broker1 on January 1, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Go Mike!
http://www.mikehuckabeeforum.com

offroadaz on January 1, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Wow. And I thought the Ron Paul movement was full of kooks…

2Brave2Bscared on January 1, 2008 at 8:33 PM

When I first saw this ad I didn’t even notice the fish. I really don’t think there is a conspiracy. Maybe he liked speech he made at in front of that group and decided to use it in an ad, but no it has to be an underhanded plot to trick evagelicals if Mike Huckabee has anything christian in an ad. Hopefully, this won’t becomes a big deal like the secret cross in the other ad that so many claimed to see. Another stupid made up controversy.

Complete7 on January 1, 2008 at 8:36 PM

As a Maronite Catholic, I’d be more impressed with candidates standing in front of architectural drawings of the border fence.

Zorro on January 1, 2008 at 8:43 PM

The fish has spoken! Go forth and spread The Word!

SPREAD IT!!

jeffshow on January 1, 2008 at 8:44 PM

That symbol can be religious,but for the life of me I
can’t remember what company uses it.Don’t laugh,head to
your favorite food store,make a bee line to the frozen section and it’s stamped on the haddock,fish boxes.
That logo represent’s the company,much like Tyson
chicken out of Arkansa.

canopfor on January 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM

Zorro on January 1, 2008 at 8:43 PM

Maronites, that’s the Lebanese church, right?

Bad Candy on January 1, 2008 at 8:46 PM

When I first saw this ad I didn’t even notice the fish. I really don’t think there is a conspiracy. Maybe he liked speech he made at in front of that group and decided to use it in an ad
Complete7 on January 1, 2008 at 8:36 PM

I’m guessing you answer a lot of emails from Nigerian millionaires.

billy on January 1, 2008 at 8:47 PM

As a Maronite Catholic, I’d be more impressed with candidates standing in front of architectural drawings of the border fence.

Zorro on January 1, 2008 at 8:43 PM

Amen. No pun intended.

baldilocks on January 1, 2008 at 8:49 PM

Personally, I don’t mind Huckabee’s openness about his faith. What bothers me is his use of faith, of Christ’s name, to justify troubling political positions.

Same here. The problem with Huckabee is he thinks it’s his ultimate Christian duty to help groups he deems poor and oppressed, even if he has to abuse government power to do it. In many ways, especially when it comes to the economy, he thinks like a liberal populist–much like the Democrat John Edwards.

2Brave2Bscared on January 1, 2008 at 8:49 PM

What fish? Oh, that fish. I’m sorry, I frankly hadn’t noticed.

Sincerely,
Mike Huckajesus

Blacksheep on January 1, 2008 at 8:51 PM

Maybe he liked speech he made at in front of that group and decided to use it in an ad

The rock you were under apparently shielded you from the brouhaha over the bookcase cross. Whether that was inadvertent or not *cough*, there’s no way in hell he’s not paying attention to his backrounds any more. I sincerely doubt he ever was. He constantly drops scripture references without noting the source as well, completing the picture of the wink wink nudge nudge hey don’t forget I’m a Christian secret handshake Huckster campaign.

TexasDan on January 1, 2008 at 8:53 PM

If it was such a good idea, why don’t the other candidates do it? If it bothers so many people here because it is so influential, why not encourage Mitt, or Rudy, or Thompson to do it?

Why? Because it is irrelevant, but it makes good TV. . . er blog meat.

ThackerAgency on January 1, 2008 at 8:56 PM

He’s got a decent creative production team. They’re utilizing their best shots. Whoop-dee-doo. I’d bet you he doesn’t have that much input or direction until the spots are edited and finished. Concern should be directed to the thousands of fools that have already been completely bamboozled by the Huckster POS.

Griz on January 1, 2008 at 8:57 PM

Is that a trout, bass, or a bluegill?

DfDeportation on January 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM

So if Huckabee gave a speech from the pulpit of a church, and on the pulpit, or behind it, was the sign of the cross you would be saying,

“LOOK, LOOK, THE CROSS, The Cross”.

Geeze, Pundit, give it a rest wudya?

Don’t you think it would be a bit much if you pointed out every American Flag on the podium behind a campaigning politician? Look, LOOK, The Flag, THE FLAG!

Oh, wait, somebody did that already.

rockhauler on January 1, 2008 at 8:27 PM

Apples and oranges. The Huckster is using his faith as a sales aid and insinuating it will literally influence the way he would govern, rather than only serving as a source of inner strength. If Obama had a Black Power symbol in the background during a speech, I suspect it wouldn’t go unremarked nor would a poster of Lenin behind Hillary.
The flag is a symbol of national unity, as opposed to a symbol representing only one subdivision, such as Christians.

a capella on January 1, 2008 at 9:05 PM

Hannity just nailed him on the “ad that wasen’t” Hucks response, well I couldn’t really tell the press I had pulled and ad without showing that I really did.

Weak man.

conservnut on January 1, 2008 at 9:07 PM

Huckabee is on Hannity and Colmes right now and he’s telling lie after lie. I hope Hot Air can do a piece about it.

SoulGlo on January 1, 2008 at 9:14 PM

Dear Doctor Huckabee, I want to thank you for your fabulous elixir. A friend of mine took me to your revival in East Hoytsville last year and I admit I was skeptical. I had to be wheeled into the tent because of my metastasized bunions and I was a little loopy due to 4700 mg of Hypochondrazine which is the only thing that allowed me to leave my bed. I was greatly impressed by the healings and laying on of hands but when you fed your elixir to that poor young man and he dropped his walker well, I knew I had to try some. I was very grateful that you let me sign my Welfare Check over in lieu of cash to purchase a months supply of Dr. Huckabee’s Amazing Liquid Jesus Elixir!. I have been pouring it over my Cocopuffs every morning and massaging it into my hair during my weekly bath. While I do this I cross my eyes and kiss my picture of Micheal Dukakis while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance backwards. I am pleased to report that after taking Dr. Huckabee’s Amazing Liquid Jesus Elixir! my Doctor says that my bunions are no longer metastasized! I can leave my bed to change the channel on my TV and pick up my welfare check without the help of my cat Bernice! Thank you! You are a Saint! Enclosed is my payment for another 2 months supply of Dr. Huckabee’s Liquid Jesus Elixir! Next time I hope you can please come to Hoytsville proper as East Hoytsville is 1.5 miles away and George Bush’s Fascist public transit system is woefully inadequate. I hope you win so that God will finally be in office. P.S. Tell God I love him. (can you get me an autograph?)
P.P.S. Bernice says Hi!

ronsfi on January 1, 2008 at 9:16 PM

Ron Paul Alert,he’s on Glen Beck
show right now,a repeat!

canopfor on January 1, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Got another explanation? I’d love to hear it.

highhopes on January 1, 2008 at 8:23 PM

Had a better explanation but it’s stuck in moderation for reasons not yet known.

Basically, he can believe in whatever, as can anyone else. However, they should keep that to themselves and not run/govern from that premise/belief. The only source which they should be guided by s/b the U.S. Constitution.

That was/is a problem with 43 as well.

If Huckabee s/b the nominee, after a good ridiculing we’d lose in Nov. ’08.

Entelechy on January 1, 2008 at 9:36 PM

Even as a non –believer I find it extremely crass to use religious symbols and associations to sell your product or promote your self interest.

TheSitRep on January 1, 2008 at 9:43 PM

Next he’ll be selling prayor cards for donations.

Hey, if you vote for me you will walk again.

God is gonna take me if we don’t raise 2 million dollars by friday.

Then people are gonna start seeing images of Saint Huckster on their tortillas and grilled cheese sanwiches.

TheSitRep on January 1, 2008 at 9:48 PM

Jesus Fish ? I simply thought Huck was jumping the shark

William Amos on January 1, 2008 at 9:48 PM

Being a conservative in America traditionally has meant that one holds a deep, abiding respect for the Constitution. We conservatives believe sincerely in the integrity of the Constitution. We treasure the freedoms that document protects. By maintaining the separation of church and state, the United States has avoided the intolerance which has so divided the rest of the world with religious wars.

We have succeeded for 205 years in keeping the affairs of state separate from the uncompromising idealism of religious groups and we mustn’t stop now. To retreat from that separation would violate the principles of conservatism and the values upon which the framers built this democratic republic.

Every good Christian and all Conservatives should line up and kick Jerry Falwell’s Mike Huckabee’s ass.
- Barry Goldwater

MB4 on January 1, 2008 at 9:49 PM

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
- Barry Goldwater

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to look at Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it’s somebody else’s secretary, fine.
- Barry Goldwater

I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.
- Barry Goldwater

You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
- Barry Goldwater

It’s a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president …… except me.
- Barry Goldwater

MB4 on January 1, 2008 at 10:02 PM

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to look at Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

Ha. Hadn’t heard that one. How very true. That Goldwater was an insightful fella.

dedalus on January 1, 2008 at 10:06 PM

If I touch the screen while the video is running….will I be healed?

DfDeportation on January 1, 2008 at 10:09 PM

So if Huckabee gave a speech from the pulpit of a church, and on the pulpit, or behind it, was the sign of the cross you would be saying,
rockhauler on January 1, 2008 at 8:27 PM

I felt the same way, but then I realized this was a campaign ad. He didn’t have to use that footage to say the same thing. He used it on purpose and that goes back to the other stuff. Ya know, everyone of these guys step on their on tongues.

csdeven on January 1, 2008 at 10:14 PM

When does the Mormon Jihad begin in response to The Hucksters’ “whisper campaign”?

DfDeportation on January 1, 2008 at 10:15 PM

As a Maronite Catholic, I’d be more impressed with candidates standing in front of architectural drawings of the border fence.

Zorro on January 1, 2008 at 8:43 PM

You win the New Year’s pool with that!

That was not just an accidental taping – it was a POLITICAL COMMERCIAL, with a blatant Christian symbol hovering over the candidate, implying that all Christians should vote for him. That is sacriligious.

Huck’s Christian beliefs have apparently led him to believe that convicted murderers have ‘seen the light’ and that illegal aliens are just another part of the American flock – in spite of state and federal laws and the constitution.

The “Good Book” in this campaign should be our constitution, not the Bible.

fred5678 on January 1, 2008 at 10:16 PM

Is that a trout, bass, or a bluegill?

DfDeportation on January 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM

It’s a panderfish.

csdeven on January 1, 2008 at 10:17 PM

MB4, I was in second grade when I was rooting for Goldwater. I remember all the little liberal girls bedeviling me in the cafeteria lunch line for my choice. Little did they know.

Griz on January 1, 2008 at 10:18 PM

Is that a trout, bass, or a bluegill?

DfDeportation on January 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM

It’s a (red) Herring! ;-)

SouthernGent on January 1, 2008 at 10:18 PM

I guess Huckabee needs to get in line for one of those exorcisms for such blatant Christianity.

There is NO separation of Church and State in the Constitution. The Constitution specifically BANS the government from preventing people from practicing religion.

I say again, if you guys think it is a great political ploy to get votes, instead of decrying it and bashing Christianity, why not suggest your candidate do the same? If it strikes this much of a chord, it must be effective. If it weren’t for the religious sentiment in Huckabee’s campaign, I don’t think people would notice him. Amazing.

ThackerAgency on January 1, 2008 at 10:26 PM

As a Maronite Catholic, I’d be more impressed with candidates standing in front of architectural drawings of the border fence.

Zorro on January 1, 2008 at 8:43 PM

Best quote of the year!

TheSitRep on January 1, 2008 at 10:44 PM

Sitting on your sofa come this Thursday night
Watching the Iowa returns come in
Laugh about it, cry about it
When you’ve got to choose
Ev’ry which way you look at it you lose

Where have you gone, Barry Goldwater?
Conservatives turn their longing eyes to you
(Woo woo woo)
What’s that you say, Reverend Huckabee
‘Mr Conservative’ you have driven far away?
(Hey hey hey – hey hey hey)

MB4 on January 1, 2008 at 10:46 PM

MB4 on January 1, 2008 at 10:46 PM

FC, hope you’re feeling better. That post makes me want to cry, and it’s not even Wednesday night yet…

This entire religion-talk in this election makes me sick.

Entelechy on January 1, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Also, have you noticed how hardly any happens on the left, or how little focus there is? It makes it that more ridiculous on this side, and that much more perilous for Nov. of this year.

Entelechy on January 1, 2008 at 11:17 PM

It’s a panderfish.

csdeven on January 1, 2008 at 10:17 PM

How about a Blow(hard) Fish?

DfDeportation on January 1, 2008 at 11:17 PM

Those have all been good. But srsly, from Arkansas, it’s liable to evolve into anything….Arkansas is close to Alabama, isn’t it? ha ha ha Just kidding…

DfDeportation on January 1, 2008 at 11:20 PM

Jesus fish?
I guess that is better that the “head chopper symbol”

TheSitRep on January 1, 2008 at 11:23 PM

True Origin of Christian “FISH” Symbol Might Outrage, Shock Jesus Worshippers

Killgore Trout on January 1, 2008 at 10:50 PM

Atheists would like for it to be an issue. But I would be more impressed if you focused on the concepts of Islam being from the moon god Allah and their celebrations as well. But alas, there will be no gnashing of teeth over this perceived (by non-believers) slight of Christianity.

And the cross. . . don’t all Christians know that the cross is an ancient symbol representing perfect harmony in the world as well? Those poor Christian rubes. It takes us smart people to inform them how much we know – doesn’t it Killgore. It’s so nice of you to evangelize the reasons for your non-belief.

ThackerAgency on January 1, 2008 at 11:35 PM

OT – West Coast – the Vienna New Year’s Concert is on in 10 min. Back later to check what the fish has evolved into, if anything.

Entelechy on January 1, 2008 at 11:53 PM

See that symbol? You know what it means. Vote accordingly.

May I suggest that you are not doing God’s work — or even good secular humanitarian work — here? What do you hope to achieve by attacking the Christian component of the Republican base?

Let me suggest that it is only helping the Dems.

I am not even a Huckabee supporter and I grow weary of having to use my energy defending Huckabee against uncalled-for and, frankly, bigoted attacks like yours.

sanantonian on January 1, 2008 at 11:59 PM

Next he’ll be selling prayor cards for donations.

Hey, if you vote for me you will walk again.

God is gonna take me if we don’t raise 2 million dollars by friday.

Then people are gonna start seeing images of Saint Huckster on their tortillas and grilled cheese sanwiches.

TheSitRep on January 1, 2008 at 9:48 PM

I think the Huckster’s going to start selling John the Baptist Shower Curtains, Sermon on the Mount Little League Batting Helmets, and The World is Comin’ to an End Lawn Furniture, just like the Reverend Little Ed Pembrook.

ReubenJCogburn on January 2, 2008 at 12:01 AM

a capella on January 1, 2008 at 9:05 PM
csdeven on January 1, 2008 at 10:14 PM

The point I was attempting to communicate, and obviously failed to do, was voice a complaint about the near hysterical reaction to any expression of Christian faith.

In this example, Mr. Pundit seems to be saying that we rubes are so dumb, that we never notice the subliminal symbols Huckabee has embedded in his commercials. Just like we rubes believe that Hillary is a patriot because she has ~15 US flags behind her.

Personally, I happen to believe that we are so bombarded with advertising that we have become immune to it.

However, as a test, as you (all) are watching broadcast TV, take note of the number of prime time advertisements that are for food, and how many times after seeing an ad for Pizza have you gone to the ‘fridge for a snack?

Need another hint? Watch Emeril on Food TV, and make note of how many times he mentions washing your hands after handling chicken, because, otherwise the ‘food police’ lodge yet another complaint about safe handling of food.

Finally don’t make the mistake that Christian conservatives are going to vote for Huckabee, just because he loudly, and repeatedly, voices his Christian belief.

I’ve said it on other threads, Huckabee is a product of the news media, and he won’t get the Republican nomination.

rockhauler on January 2, 2008 at 12:14 AM

I think the Huckster’s going to start selling John the Baptist Shower Curtains, Sermon on the Mount Little League Batting Helmets, and The World is Comin’ to an End Lawn Furniture, just like the Reverend Little Ed Pembrook.

Right. Funny. Great joke! (Not.)

There is some outright, vicious hatred of Christianity being spewed on this page. You have the right to do it, guys, but let’s have the honesty to call it what it is.

Again, my disclaimer: I do NOT support Huckabee for President. I support Duncan Hunter (ignored in this forum). If he goes down: It is McCain for me. It is Anti-Jihad uber alles, at this point.

sanantonian on January 2, 2008 at 12:15 AM

I loathe Huckabee and his pandering to evangelicals and so forth, but I don’t see how you can fault him for appearing somewhere that used that symbol and later taking what he said in a speech in front of that group and using it in an ad against him.

There are so many other indisputable avenues of complaint that are far more noteworthy.

Highhopes,

I really don’t think there is a conspiracy of secular humanists against Christ here! If, for instance, people don’t mention Obama’s afro-centrist church, it’s could be because they don’t know about it, or aren’t commenting on Obama threads, or because it’s the primary season and most of the focus has been on the Republican candidates.

Huckabee is faulted because of his sanctimonious, holier than thou, don’t you dare attack me, pandering – not because he is overtly religious.

I disagree with Entelechy that it was and is a problem with W. I think W has handled his religion just fine and he did not use his religion as a calculated move to appeal to social conservatives.

Good night!

Buy Danish on January 2, 2008 at 12:29 AM

After careful research,the fish symbol is the
logo of Highliner,are they contributing to Huck’s
campaign!

canopfor on January 2, 2008 at 12:30 AM

Go Mike!
http://www.mikehuckabeeforum.com
offroadaz on January 1, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Geezus H. Huckachrist. The above link takes you directly to he11. You do not get to pass go. And you do not get to collect your $25,000 speaker’s fee.
Griz on January 1, 2008 at 8:24 PM

That isn’t a ‘real site’. It is something set up by a DNC and/or a Hillary minion (they all share the same range of IP addresses.) Spoof sites like that have been set up as a dirty trick against ALL of the Republican candidates: whatevernameforum.com; Some of the sites allow registration and real comments from people that don’t know better. But most of the comments are posted by anti-republican activists who are trying to make the Reps look bad.

Don’t be fooled. ANY site with the RepublicanCandidateForum.com .net or .org is a democrat dirty trick.

All the domain names are registered through a ‘privacy’ registrar which has been found guilty on many charges of trademark and copyright infringement, spamming, and outright fraud.

LegendHasIt on January 2, 2008 at 12:30 AM

There is some outright, vicious hatred of Christianity being spewed on this page.

sanantonian on January 2, 2008 at 12:15 AM

Did you buy a pair of those special Reverend Huckabee one prescription and one size fits all eyes glasses that lets you see invisible Satan writing?

MB4 on January 2, 2008 at 12:37 AM

Did you buy a pair of those special Reverend Huckabee one prescription and one size fits all eyes glasses that lets you see invisible Satan writing?

No. But I did pass English in grade school.

sanantonian on January 2, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Nothing changed – the fish is still the fish.

I disagree with Entelechy that it was and is a problem with W. I think W has handled his religion just fine and he did not use his religion as a calculated move to appeal to social conservatives.

Buy Danish on January 2, 2008 at 12:29 AM

I’m shocked, I tell ya, shocked!

- “Who is your favorit philosopher”
- “Jesus”

I know BD, you could write novels explaining all this, but it isn’t really necessary. My luke-warm love-affair with him is over for so many reasons, this one not even being on the radar.

I still enjoy your comments and continue to value your contributions. You need not take things personal. Respectfully,

Entelechy on January 2, 2008 at 1:54 AM

S/b “who’s your favorite…”

Entelechy on January 2, 2008 at 1:56 AM

- “Who is your favorit philosopher”
- “Jesus”

Entelechy on January 2, 2008 at 1:54 AM

George Bush says he speaks to God every day. If George Bush said he spoke to God through his hair dryer, people would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer would make any difference.
- Unknown

MB4 on January 2, 2008 at 2:14 AM

On the seventh day of Christmas Mike Huckabee secured: God’s Own Endorsement (Crazyfairtaxes! One. THOUSAND. PARDONS! College for Jose, Bash all the Mormons, Love all the taxes, and didn’t know what NIE was.)

-vid from a week ago.

BKennedy on January 2, 2008 at 6:33 AM

That symbol can be religious,but for the life of me I can’t remember what company uses it.

There’s a car dealership here run by a guy named Bass (like the fish), and they stick a fish with the letters BASS on the back of all their cars, right where you’d usually stick your Jesus fish.

It’s weird, actually. You expect Jesus and you get Bass.

saint kansas on January 2, 2008 at 7:46 AM

There is some outright, vicious hatred of Christianity being spewed on this page. You have the right to do it, guys, but let’s have the honesty to call it what it is.

sanantonian on January 2, 2008 at 12:15 AM

Many, if not most, of us are Christian.

amerpundit on January 2, 2008 at 8:20 AM

Many, if not most, of us are Christian.

amerpundit on January 2, 2008 at 8:20 AM

You mean…religious people might react negatively to symbols of their faith being co-opted for political gain?

Huh.

James on January 2, 2008 at 8:43 AM

“Who is your favorit philosopher”
- “Jesus”

I know BD, you could write novels explaining all this, but it isn’t really necessary. My luke-warm love-affair with him is over for so many reasons, this one not even being on the radar.

I still enjoy your comments and continue to value your contributions. You need not take things personal. Respectfully,

Entelechy on January 2, 2008 at 1:54 AM

You know, Entelechy, I was commenting on the substance of your commentary, there was nothing personal about it.

I think your criticism of Bush in this regard is way off-base. I have made similar remarks before about other attempts to link Bush to Huckabee in this regard, so don’t flatter yourself in thinking that I was singling you out for special attention for “personal” reasons. If someone else had made a similar comment I would have responded to them.

The fact that he cited Christ the philosopher as the greatest influence in his life was a sincere and intellectually sound response; there was absolutely nothing inappropriate about it.

Christ the Philosopher profoundly and indisputably influenced this nation’s founding principles – guiding even those men who did not believe in Christ’s divinity or eschewed religious orthodoxy, like Jefferson.

To suggest that one of the pillars of Western Civilization should be relegated to a closet and not publicly discussed is patently absurd.

Buy Danish on January 2, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Is that a trout, bass, or a bluegill?

DfDeportation on January 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM
It’s a panderfish.

csdeven on January 1, 2008 at 10:17 PM

It’s a Jesusaur.

BKennedy on January 2, 2008 at 9:13 AM

I would really REALLY love it if someone could point out the places on this page where Christianity is being hated on. I’ve seen that accusation three times so far, but haven’t seen the actual thing.

Lehosh on January 2, 2008 at 10:34 AM

George Bush says he speaks to God every day. If George Bush said he spoke to God through his hair dryer, people would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer would make any difference.
- Unknown

MB4 on January 2, 2008 at 2:14 AM

Because men who use hair dryers must be a little crazy.

Esthier on January 2, 2008 at 10:35 AM

Vote accordingly.

Freakazoid robots please report to the dance floor…

John on January 2, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Many, if not most, of us are Christian.

amerpundit on January 2, 2008 at 8:20 AM

“No man can come to the Father except through the Son”

DfDeportation on January 2, 2008 at 11:18 AM

The Huckster was running a vicious anti-Mormon “whisper campaign when Romney brought up his past record and now The Hucksters folks (Rollins and Norris) are sounding pretty vicious because they don’t like it. Well, turn abouts…fair play…

DfDeportation on January 2, 2008 at 11:21 AM

MB4 on January 2, 2008 at 2:14 AM

FC, sorry I missed you. Waited around a bit, and thought that the West-Coasters had also gone to sleep, either tired or still hung over from New Year’s eve partying. See (read) you later. Hope you’re better,

Entelechy on January 2, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Buy Danish,

You gave the exact response you cold have kept to yourself. I could have written that last night, verbatim.

Also, and more importantly, I am not the “flattering myself” on anything type. All the best,

Entelechy on January 2, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Entelechy on January 2, 2008 at 12:40 PM

What is your problem, Entelechy? You attack me for making things “personal” when I didn’t do anything of the sort, and when I respond you attack me again. (Although to be frank, I don’t completely understand what you wrote just now because the words were not clear, but the tone is unmistakable).

This is what I said in the comment where I cited you at 12:29 AM. Here’s your chance! Show me what was “personal” about it! I’ll even bold it for you just in case you have a problem with your vision:

I disagree with Entelechy that it was and is a problem with W. I think W has handled his religion just fine and he did not use his religion as a calculated move to appeal to social conservatives.

Buy Danish on January 2, 2008 at 1:10 PM