New Huckabee ad in Michigan: Your economic woes are due to people like Mitt Romney

posted at 12:31 pm on January 9, 2008 by Allahpundit

Per his too-cute-by-half line about “the guy who laid them off.” Remember, as long as he doesn’t say Mitt’s name it doesn’t count as negative campaigning.


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Ugh. I really find it hard to stomach Huck. I find it hard to believe he’s in the Republican party. The guy is a trainwreck on immigration (scholarships for illegal kids because it’s the “right thing to do”?) Great, because THAT definitely won’t bring more illegals to this country, and economically he makes no sense. Those two issues are more important to me than abortion and whatnot. He is wrong on the fundamental Republican philosophies. Likeable? Sure. Genuine? Yes. A true Republican? Not in my book.

mattyj86 on January 9, 2008 at 1:46 PM

Is there a large GOP voting block that has been laid off?

I can’t answer that, but I can tell you a lot of jobs that once went to traditional GOP voters are now going overseas. In a former life I was a tax attorney. I started my career with a Big Eight CPA firm. Back then they hired legions of accounting majors with white collars and black briefcases to handle tax season. Today, because of the existence of broadband internet, many American firms now use companies in India to handle tax preparation. And that is exactly the kind of situation Thomas L. Friendman was talking about in his book The World is Flat. Lots of Americans see this going on and it makes them uncomfortable. They wonder what the end result of all this globalization will be. Republicans need to understand that and work to educate and allay fears.

flyfisher on January 9, 2008 at 1:48 PM

Good job Huck! Romney is a rich phony dude and deserves the get the boot!

froghat on January 9, 2008 at 12:36 PM

And Huck isn’t rich and phony? please.

bigbeas on January 9, 2008 at 1:48 PM

Busines people make business decisions as to how much they are going to invest in a concept, and then no more. Step up, Michigan.

kflynn on January 9, 2008 at 1:49 PM

It was a throwaway line that could come back to haunt him in Michigan if Huck picks up on it.

flyfisher on January 9, 2008 at 1:20 PM

It certainly could because it seems the class warfare RINO’s are out in full force to adopt any position to help their socialist candidate Huck win.

Hey, don’t forget to count on the gibot vote too. Wouldn’t it be nice if whatever Christians that are giboted would come out for Huck too?

Ummm, ummmm, good.

csdeven on January 9, 2008 at 1:50 PM

The Huckster is the biggest douchebag in the race, Dem or Republican. He’s a snake oil salesman. The line about not spending any money in Iowa is a total crock, too. He spent at least $4-5 million in the state.

When half the preachers in the state are telling their flocks to vote for the guy, it’s hard to overcome that.

Wake up people and support FRED!

bigred on January 9, 2008 at 1:51 PM

Huck The Schmuck needs to get up there with his box of Kleenex and have those crocodile tears running down his kisser if he wants to reach the masses now with his (latest) message of hope! This is the New Game Plan for Election 2008!

pilamaye on January 9, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Only 15% Baptist which is working against Huckabee.

Mcguyver on January 9, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Actually, the 15% figure is meaningless. Huck is a Southern Baptist, which is a specific Baptist denomination. The Southern Baptist Convention is made up of people who are conservative both religiously and politically. Many Baptist sects, particuarly the Northern Baptist Convention, are much more liberal.

flyfisher on January 9, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Hollowpoint on January 9, 2008 at 1:13 PM

Just curious. If it comes down to Huck, Mitt and Shamnesty John who is your choice? And done answer none. There is a gun to your head. You have to pick one. Who do you pick?

Zetterson on January 9, 2008 at 1:55 PM

And done answer none

Meant to say, “dont answer none.”

Zetterson on January 9, 2008 at 1:56 PM

Huck got “gifted” his money. Mitt made his the old fashion way. He earned it.

csdeven on January 9, 2008 at 1:56 PM

I would never vote for Huckabee, no matter who else was on the ticket. The guy is phonier than a 3-dollar bill, and shockingly ignorant. If Michigan evangelicals care about school choice, they’d better take a close look at the Huckster’s record — he didn’t get the endorsement of the Arkansas teachers’ union by accident. But the issue that seals the deal for me is the Huckster’s pandering to Mexico (e.g., the $1 a year rent in Little Rock for the Mexican consulate) and illegal aliens (it’s “un-American and un-Christian” to require voters to show a picture I.D. before voting in U.S. elections, says Huckster). When it comes to choosing a VP, Huckabee is unlikely to choose a conservative like Fred Thompson; the Huckster would undoubtedly prefer a person who really shares his views about the right directon for this country’s future — somebody like Vincente Fox, for example.

AZCoyote on January 9, 2008 at 1:58 PM

Y’know, if Reagan rose from the dead, won the nomination, and chose Huckabee as his VP, I’d hesitate to vote for them. I’d question Reagan’s judgment in a huge way if he put Huck on his ticket. I’m totally serial.

aero on January 9, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Zombie Reagan will not be questioned.

Frozen Tex on January 9, 2008 at 2:06 PM

Zombie Reagan will not be questioned.

Frozen Tex on January 9, 2008 at 2:06 PM

Zombie Reagan? That’s an option? Nobody told me. This changes everything.

Nosferightu on January 9, 2008 at 2:12 PM

The advantage of having the guy who can lay people off as the president is that he can lay off incompetents (like the NEA) instead of stroking them like Huck would.

NTWR on January 9, 2008 at 2:18 PM

First time poster. Glad to be in.

This ad makes no sense. I am sure most of us grew up in a life that was a struggle, we didn’t get everything our little hearts desired, so what is the big deal of trying to appeal to my lifes struggles. I don’t understand what other people go through. When I see people who grew up in the same neighborhood as me, family members that went to the same church as me, and children who had parents as tough as mine, and they still choose the wrong path, still choose a life of drugs and alcohol, still choose to live sexually free lives contracting diseases or having children out of wedlock, I don’t understand them. This guy wants to place himself inside the heart and mind of the citizens, to choose for them or coerce them to choose the “right path” while making me pay for it. I didn’t go to college, i don’t have rich friends or family to lend me money but I know that I have to make my own way. If not my family will suffer the consequences and my neighbors shouldn’t have to pay for it.

I just want these candidates to answer one question: How much of my money they think they are entitled to?

God only asks for 10%, how can they justify, 15% and more. I don’t hate Bill Gates or Mitt Romney for their wealth and I hope that voters do not buy into this class warfare.

sjramos on January 9, 2008 at 2:22 PM

Just curious. If it comes down to Huck, Mitt and Shamnesty John who is your choice? And done answer none. There is a gun to your head. You have to pick one. Who do you pick?

Zetterson on January 9, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Depends on the caliber of the gun. A .22? Go ahead and shoot. A .45? Tough choice, but I’d probably vote for McShamnesty as “The Devil I Know” instead of “The Devil I Don’t”.

I know what McCain will try and screw us on (and he would try and screw us), but he’s been pretty consistant on cutting spending and the WOT (Guantanamo and waterboarding aside). With Mitt there’s no way to predict how he’d govern because his record and rhetoric just don’t match. Hell, he’s not even been consistant over the course of the campaign. However, he has given some very strong hints that he’d be another big government type, and I have a very big problem with that. Plus McCain is more electable.

However- no gun to my head- I plan on sitting it out to protest the direction the Republican party has taken and the lack of candidate who might help reverse that direction (assuming Fred doesn’t win).

Hollowpoint on January 9, 2008 at 2:25 PM

I thought Huckabee was for the “little guy” that got laid off, not the elite that fired him?

Huckabee only has one scheduled event in Michigan before the primary, a speech to the Detroit Economic Club, where only elitist Detroiters will see or hear him. They are not rank-and-file Michigan Republican Primary voters.

Like I would say to my little boy, “You dumb little shit”.

Mcguyver on January 9, 2008 at 2:27 PM

Hey, I’m in Michigan and Huck has no idea what is going on here if this is his Michigan stump speech.

swami on January 9, 2008 at 2:32 PM

Cut Taxes! You want Rudy!

Rudy has By FAR the BEST Record on TAXES!

Chakra Hammer on January 9, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Mitt does look and act like a CEO and if I were living in Mich that would be the last person I would elect president. This is an excellent ad by Huck. I would grade it an A+

bnelson44 on January 9, 2008 at 2:44 PM

tax us into prosperity Granholm

Interesting, Michael…these are the exact words people use around my office (also in Michigan, natch). Is this some sort of official terminology? Since I’m military and still a FL resident, I’m not fully versed in the depth of her idiocy, just the effects, which are about as obvious as a sledgehammer to the skull.

James on January 9, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Fred gets the nod by default. Nobody else wants it?

Nah, that would be McVein that would get it that way.

Griz on January 9, 2008 at 2:48 PM

Chakra Hammer on January 9, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Dead RINO walking.

Hollowpoint on January 9, 2008 at 2:54 PM

So the solutions to unemployment, high gas prices, and economic uncertainty is… government health care and highways?

Mark Jaquith on January 9, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Mcguyver on January 9, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Thanks for that link..I respect Debbie, but I think she glossed over an import issue with regard to those cross-over voters..

If 15 percent of Democrats statewide or in any congressional district do so, the state would send some delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer free to support any candidate.

We can’t compare this to 2000 because Gore had challengers on the ballot, but by the time the primary rolled around, he had the race pretty much in his hand. Not the case here. Each candidate needs as many wins as possible..In this case, the Democrats are being given no real choice other than Hillary…On the west side of the state, our local news affiliates have taken the time to explain that “uncommitted” does give them a voice in the election…

I give Debbie this..that woman has courage..a conservative in the liberal land of the greater Detroit area..And she goes out there day after day! :)

Pam on January 9, 2008 at 3:10 PM

So the solutions to unemployment, high gas prices, and economic uncertainty is… government health care and highways?

That is correct! Welcome to the Huckabee fan club – we’ll send you a poster and some fish stickers right away!

Spirit of 1776 on January 9, 2008 at 3:10 PM

Can we just admit Huckabee’s a Democrat, or at least a Marxist, and throw him out of our party? Why is this still a debate? Great, he’s a Christian. He’s also anti-homeschooling and believes the SC can find a right to sodomy in our Constitution. Somehow, I think we can now call his faith a moot point.

P.S. Sorry Rudy supporter, but opposition to the 2nd amendment AND the slaughter of the unborn rules him out as our candidate. I like Rudy on defense, but he won’t, and shouldn’t, get the nomination.

emailnuevo on January 9, 2008 at 3:28 PM

He sounds like a democrat. Democrats are the ones who say I went to public school, I ate public cheese, (que southern drawl) I toiled the soil with my hands. This isn’t how republicans campaign. They campaign on ideas, a vision for our country, not I want to be the guy you work with. – my wife’s 2 cents

sjramos on January 9, 2008 at 3:28 PM

I’m Too pious
Not Conservative

I’m too pious for my flock too pious for my flock
my flock’s going to leave mee

I’m too pious for my shtick too pious for my shtick
So pious it huurts
And I’m too pious for Manchester too pious for Manchester
New York and L.A.

And I’m too pious for your part-y
Too pious for your part-y
No way I’m conservative danc-ing

I’m a preacher you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the podium
Yeah on the podium on the podium yeah
I do my little turn on the podium

I’m too pious for your superstar too pious for your superstar
Too piouus by fawr

And I’m too pious for my cap
Too pious for my orange orange cap
What do you think about that

I’m too pious for LDS too pious for LDS
Poor poor L-D-S
I’m too pious for my flock too pious for my flock
My flock’s going to leave mee

I’m just too piouus

Its OK, I didn’t mention any names.

Speakup on January 9, 2008 at 3:31 PM

The guy is a trainwreck on immigration (scholarships for illegal kids because it’s the “right thing to do”?)

mattyj86 on January 9, 2008 at 1:46 PM

Huckabee never gave scholarships to illegal aliens, He offered them to children of illegals i.e. American citzens.
Sure the anchor baby law is messed up but it is the law now and was then.

Huck is against amnesty for illegal aliens..unlike Mccain and Giuliani.

HaraldHardrada on January 9, 2008 at 3:38 PM

He’s also anti-homeschooling

emailnuevo on January 9, 2008 at 3:28 PM

That’s also wrong. Huckabee is pro homeschooling and pro school choice.

HaraldHardrada on January 9, 2008 at 3:42 PM

On the west side of the state, our local news affiliates have taken the time to explain that “uncommitted” does give them a voice in the election…
Pam on January 9, 2008 at 3:10 PM

Which is going to translate into forcing them into making a decision on a candidate that can win in the general, when they walk into the voting booth.

Also, racism and religious bias is not going to play into it when they can vote privately vs. being polled by someone.

Mcguyver on January 9, 2008 at 3:44 PM

Children of illegal aliens who are in this country illegally, i.e. NOT American citizens, not legal residents, not green card holders.

If they were American citizens offering them pell grants or enrolling them in the TAP, or giving them any other sort of financial aid would not be an issue, would it?

I suggest you look up the particulars of the DREAM Act.

That’s what Huckaboob supports.

Gerard on January 9, 2008 at 3:48 PM

Huck…I am a Christian, you are an idiot.
*
Please forgive me lord…hey it works.

right2bright on January 9, 2008 at 3:51 PM

I’ve been laid off three times, a victim of right place, wrong time.

All the guys that did it looked a hell of a lot more like Huck than Mitt. They were slick like the Huckster too.

Darksean on January 9, 2008 at 3:55 PM

I’m from Michigan, and this kind of thing will probably backfire spectacularly. This is the same kind of trick our esteemed governor used in 2006 against DeVos (and she’s done such a marvelous job (/sarc). There must be worse ways to impress Michigan Republicans then using the same tactics as Granholm, but I don’t know what.

smithinmich on January 9, 2008 at 4:04 PM

Stick a maple leaf on him and give him a blouse and he’s Jennifer Granholm in drag.

Gerard on January 9, 2008 at 4:06 PM

“Authentic Conservative”?

The Malkins on that guy…

juanito on January 9, 2008 at 4:14 PM

Identity politics AND class warfare?

Folks, this guy’s not even a RINO, he a full blown Democrat.

At this point, I’m expecting him to roll into Super Tuesday sporting a scragly beard and a black beret.

SuperCool on January 9, 2008 at 4:15 PM

I’m an evangelical and I will not nor could I ever vote for Huck. Huck and his supporters give evangelicals a bad name.

LMM on January 9, 2008 at 4:39 PM

The Club Against Growth

huckfan on January 9, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Good grief.

Who is running this guy’s campaign, Bob Shrum? Since when did Republicans campaign on “it’s midnight in America, and big bad corporate CEOs turned out all the lights?”

rockmom on January 9, 2008 at 4:41 PM

P.S. Sorry Rudy supporter, but opposition to the 2nd amendment AND the slaughter of the unborn rules him out as our candidate. I like Rudy on defense, but he won’t, and shouldn’t, get the nomination.

emailnuevo on January 9, 2008 at 3:28 PM

Rudy is not opposed to the 2nd amendment, he’s a Federalist, believes in States Rights!

The States can make their own laws on this, should illegal aliens be allowed to buy and carry a firearm?

I didn’t think so.. some checks are necessary..

Chakra Hammer on January 9, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Rudy Giuliani is the Real Fiscal Conservative

As Chief Executive of America’s largest city, Mayor Rudy Giuliani proposed 64 tax cuts and succeeded 23 times – working with a Democratic City Council and a Democratic State Assembly. By the end of his eight years in office, he had reduced New Yorkers’ tax burden by 19% – down to its lowest level in decades. Not only was this the largest tax reduction of any local or state government in the country in the 1990’s, but Mayor Giuliani delivered more tax relief to his constituents than all of the other Republican candidates combined.

http://www.joinrudy2008.com/article/pr/1140

Chakra Hammer on January 9, 2008 at 4:55 PM

He also gave away the store to one of the most corrupt unions, DC-37, and one of the most pernicious, the United Federation of Teachers, in his last years in office. Not to mention supporting the commuter tax more doggedly than most of the Dem. officeholders in this city.

Forgive me if the sterling endorsement of his fiscal credentials posted on his official website doesn’t bowl me over.

Gerard on January 9, 2008 at 5:10 PM

Dead RINO walking.

Hollowpoint on January 9, 2008 at 2:54 PM

fred died?

Chakra Hammer on January 9, 2008 at 5:11 PM

He also gave away the store to one of the most corrupt

unions, DC-37, and one of the most pernicious, the United Federation of Teachers, in his last years in office. Not to mention supporting the commuter tax more doggedly than most of the Dem. officeholders in this city.

Forgive me if the sterling endorsement of his fiscal credentials posted on his official website doesn’t bowl me over.

Gerard on January 9, 2008 at 5:10 PM

Club for Growth PAC Praises Giuliani’s Bold Tax Cut Plan

January 9, 2008

Press Release

Washington – Club for Growth President Pat Toomey praised Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s new comprehensive tax reform and reduction plan, unveiled today in Florida, calling it “a bold and innovative proposal that will reward hard work, encourage investment, and promote economic growth for Americans across the economic spectrum.”

The Giuliani tax cut plan would extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts immediately; eliminate the Death Tax completely; lower the capital gains and dividends tax rate to 10% and index capital gains to inflation; lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%; and permanently index the Alternative Minimum Tax to inflation with a plan for eventual elimination.

The Giuliani tax cut plan also contains a particularly bold pro-growth tax simplification strategy that would give taxpayers the option of opting into a simple tax plan in which their taxes could be done on one page. Instead of the current tax behemoth, the voluntary tax plan would constitute across the board cuts in marginal tax rates by proposing three simple rates of 10%, 15%, and 30%.

“Giuliani’s tax cut plan will encourage capital formation, and capital is the key driver of productivity, higher wages, and a better standard of living for all Americans,” Mr. Toomey continued. “He does that by not only lowering the capital gains and dividends rates, but also by indexing capital gains to inflation. Also, the Mayor’s plan dramatically lowers marginal tax rates at the personal and corporate level, which will encourage a significant burst of economic activity and growth.”

“The current U.S. tax code is a monstrosity of inefficiency and deterrence, with some of the highest corporate tax rates in the developed world and a tax code that totals more than 66,000 pages. Mayor Giuliani’s tax cut proposal today would dramatically move the American tax code and economy in the right direction. This is exactly the kind of plan economic conservatives should embrace.”

Chakra Hammer on January 9, 2008 at 5:13 PM

NO CONGRESS-CRITTERS!

A Vote For A Congress-Critter would Validate Hillary or Obama’s “experience”

Chakra Hammer on January 9, 2008 at 5:16 PM

The Huckster is the biggest douchebag in the race, Dem or Republican. – kinda agree with bigred but Fred is effing BORING. puts me to sleep every time…

Drunk Report on January 9, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Ugh.

Enough with the press releases/infomercials already!

I didn’t say Giuliani’s record on this issue was bad, although to paint it in such glowing terms is a bit misleading, IMO.

Most of the economic policies he implemented here were developed by The Manhattan Institute. He should get credit for having the tenacity to implement some of those ideas during his mayoral tenure, which was a break from the past century or so of urban policymaking in City Hall.

I don’t think that means he should be elected POTUS. Besides, most of the critiques of Giuliani have nothing to do with his position on tax policy.

Gerard on January 9, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Hollowpoint on January 9, 2008 at 2:25 PM

It seems like a good idea to remember now the reasons why we might support someone, rather than the things we hate about them. And you made two great points on McShamenesty: he is serious about controlling government spending (the only one besides Paul in the entire race), and he is hell on IslamoMaggots.

That’s a pretty good start compared to the socialist twins, Billary and Obambi.

Jaibones on January 9, 2008 at 5:35 PM

http://www.joinrudy2008.com/article/pr/1140

Chakra Hammer on January 9, 2008 at 4:55 PM

Wow, such objective and non-biased sources you come up with! Who would think that Rudy’s campaign site would be pro-Rudy? It’s almost enough to make me forget that he’s a gun-grabbing, sanctuary city, amnesty-loving RINO!

Any other totally objective and non-biased facts that are totally beyond contestation?

Hollowpoint on January 9, 2008 at 5:46 PM

good ad. sums it up. Huch will win in a landslide if he keeps running ads like this.

unseen on January 9, 2008 at 5:47 PM

Club for Growth Releases Fourth Presidential White Paper
Rudy Giuliani Enacted Pro-Growth Policies Despite Liberal New York Environment

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2007/05/rudy_giulianis_economic_record.php

Club for Growth Releases Sixth Presidential White Paper
Fred Thompson Senate Record is Generally Pro-Growth

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2007/09/fred_thompsons_record_on_econo.php

Fred Is “generally Pro-Growth” LOL
platitudes and no real plans..

Chakra Hammer on January 9, 2008 at 5:53 PM

Mitt Romney reminds people of Gordon Gekko from Wallstreet the movie. They don’t trust him. He will do anything to make a buck off the middle class people.

froghat on January 9, 2008 at 1:03 PM

You’re not going to get your Schmuckabee guy in by taking quick potshots at Romney.
Put a sock in it, froghat.

Tzetzes on January 9, 2008 at 6:15 PM

good ad. sums it up. Huch will win in a landslide if he keeps running ads like this.

unseen on January 9, 2008 at 5:47 PM

If Huck wins in a landslide, then we’re all schmucks. (Time to invest in India.)

Tzetzes on January 9, 2008 at 6:24 PM

As a Republican, he’s a fraud. As a Conservative, he’s a fraud. As a true Evangelical Christian ???(I don’t care, but his EC supporters might want to be asking themselves a few questions about now). I don’t really know what he is, but I’m pretty sure by now that he is not what he is pretending to be. ..whatever that is at the moment.

AUINSC on January 9, 2008 at 6:33 PM

As someone who worked in NYC during the Rudy years, I know what a good leader he is and despite not being a very nice person he was a darn good leader.

With that said, even though Huck is not my 1st choice, I thought this was a good ad and a good message. How can anyone say he is not a conservative? How can anyone doubt his republican roots? Has hotair been taken over by the Mitt people?

Huckabee is about as traditional a guy you can get.

Those of you who seem to be supported Mitt are supporting the least conservative and least republican of the bunch. Rudy is a social liberal and foreign policy and economic conservative…he does not hide from that record..if you want to be mayor of NYC you have to be somewhat socially liberal….just as if you are going to be Gov. of Mass. you are going to be liberal as well. OH….I forgot…Mitt had a great awakening to conservative after George Allen, an excellent Gov. of Va, who would have been a good conservative candidate imploded on that Indian kid.

We could do a lot worse than Huck as President. This was a good ad.

Again, you Mitt supporters…how is he different than Kerry?

arizonateacher on January 9, 2008 at 7:54 PM

Fair Tax Baby!

If you buy a lot of junk you will pay more…..I wish more people would take a serious look at the Fair Tax. How could anyone doubt how conservative this man is?

arizonateacher on January 9, 2008 at 7:55 PM

Huckabee only has one scheduled event in Michigan before the primary, a speech to the Detroit Economic Club, where only elitist Detroiters will see or hear him. They are not rank-and-file Michigan Republican Primary voters.

Debbie’s wrong about the Det Econ Club being elitist. Sure, most of the movers and shakers in the area belong, but the total membership is something like 3200 and members are encouraged to bring guests, so it’s not like it’s an elitist organization – anyone can join if they want to pay the membership fees. My guess is that most of the members are typical Republican small business owners who use the meetings to network and get some biz. Typically the speakers at their lunch meetings are nationally prominent and there is usually significant media coverage. When I was a kid one of my friends’ dads was a member and he certainly wasn’t a captain of industry, he was a shrink. I went to a luncheon meeting with them once, I’m pretty sure the speaker was one of the Kennedys, either Bobby or Ted.

I give Debbie this..that woman has courage..a conservative in the liberal land of the greater Detroit area..And she goes out there day after day! :)

Detroit and Michigan are not just the UAW and Ann Arbor. Remember, we elected John Engler for governor for three terms (not to mention Mitt’s dad a couple of times in the 60s), and all those Macomb county “Reagan Democrats” are critical to Republican success in statewide and presidential elections.

rokemronnie on January 9, 2008 at 7:56 PM

bleh!

p40tiger on January 9, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Huge difference here:
John Kerry married a rich ketchup maker and Mitt bought the company, made it better and sold it for a profit.

SECOND LOOK AT THE KETCHUP MAKER!

Mcguyver on January 9, 2008 at 8:22 PM

Class envy demagoguery coming from a supposed Republican. That’s it! He’s not getting my vote!

Of course, he already wasn’t getting my vote….

What’s next? A “Two Americas” speech a la John Edwards? Promises to “fight” for “the people against the powerful?” Promising to take our side (?) against Big Business, Big Oil, and Big Pharmaceuticals? Any other cliches I’ve missed?

Of course, McCain also did a bit of demagoguery against Big Pharmaceuticals in the New Hampshire debate. But McCain’s conservative bona fides have always been a little iffy.

theregoestheneighborhood on January 9, 2008 at 8:48 PM

michaelo on January 9, 2008 at 1:30 PM

That could be a new catch phrase: the Fred-is-dead-heads

theregoestheneighborhood on January 9, 2008 at 9:00 PM

Huck is right!

Huck is just like a guy I work with: An empty suit that tries to fake everyone out with a silver tongue; a goto guy for anything lightweight, but he’s worthless in a serious situation and “heavy lifting” is required.

When terrorists attack, and/or we’re overrun with illegal immigrants we can count on Huck to “use the golden rule”… we’ll repel them with kindness, all paid for by the working men and women of the US of A and their increasingly generous mandatory tax contributions.

I’ll take a bulldog over poser Huck anyday.

Go Fred!
http://Fredipedia.US
http://Fred08.Com

electric-rascal on January 9, 2008 at 10:51 PM

Huckabee is the best candidate on second amendment rights.

Generally the candidate who is best on second amendment rights is the best candidate on preserving the constitution all around in my experience.

I hope Huck stomps Willard Romney and Juan Mcshamnesty in michigan…..he certainly will in south carolina!

HaraldHardrada on January 10, 2008 at 1:13 AM

Calling people names like “Shmuck” and others really raises the level of debate here. Is this the Daily Kos? Name calling like that lowers the level of discourse and civility and plays right into the Obama message. As conservatives I thought we were better than that.

arizonateacher on January 10, 2008 at 10:14 AM

arizonateacher on January 10, 2008 at 10:14 AM

Amen

GO FRED!!!!

stlpatriot on January 12, 2008 at 1:58 AM

Wake up people and support FRED!

bigred on January 9, 2008 at 1:51 PM

As a former FredHead… I now believe that he was Johnny’s stalking horse. Hey, I’m getting used to being HAD by RINOs… first Jorge Bush, now Fredrico.

I miss RWR.

stenwin77 on May 15, 2008 at 3:06 PM

As much as it pains me, I second that.

RobertInAustin on May 15, 2008 at 3:56 PM

In the Fox debate when Fred! went Fred all over Huckabee he was in great form, he could have said just as much if not more about McCain, and he didn’t. That should have been my first clue.

As one person said, if you see McCain and Kennedy smiling, you are about to get #*&%@$.

RobertInAustin on May 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Third!

rhinoishere on May 15, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Red Pill on May 19, 2008 at 2:41 AM

Wake up people and support FRED!

bigred on January 9, 2008 at 1:51 PM

As a former FredHead… I now believe that he was Johnny’s stalking horse. Hey, I’m getting used to being HAD by RINOs… first Jorge Bush, now Fredrico.

I miss RWR.

stenwin77 on May 15, 2008 at 3:06 PM

Red Pill on May 19, 2008 at 2:44 AM

As much as it pains me, I second that.

RobertInAustin on May 15, 2008 at 3:56 PM

Red Pill on May 19, 2008 at 2:45 AM

In the Fox debate when Fred! went Fred all over Huckabee he was in great form, he could have said just as much if not more about McCain, and he didn’t. That should have been my first clue.

As one person said, if you see McCain and Kennedy smiling, you are about to get #*&%@$.

RobertInAustin on May 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Red Pill on May 19, 2008 at 2:47 AM

As a former FredHead… I now believe that he was Johnny’s stalking horse.

stenwin77 on May 15, 2008 at 3:06 PM

As much as it pains me, I second that.

RobertInAustin on May 15, 2008 at 3:56 PM

Third!

rhinoishere on May 15, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Red Pill on May 19, 2008 at 2:48 AM