Beck to Huckabee: You know, you might be too thin-skinned to run for president

posted at 5:36 pm on April 22, 2011 by Allahpundit

Read the Blaze, which has a transcript of Huckabee’s remarks preceding this and Beck’s remarks preceding that, for the backstory. Briefly, Beck suggested that Huck might, perhaps, not be the ideal bulwark against progressivism, Huck took umbrage, the word “Nazi” somehow got involved, and … here we are, with Beck retorting with six and a half minutes on why “President Huckabee” won’t be a conservative dream come true. Business Insider wonders why Huck unloaded on him as a conspiracy theorist given how tame Beck’s initial remarks were and concludes that GB’s become the new GOP whipping boy in his post-Fox incarnation. That’s not it, I think. Presumably, the reason Huck’s eager to discredit him as a crank is that Beck, as a grassroots star who famously called on America to embrace God last year in D.C., might have outsized influence among the social-con base whom Huck is counting on if he jumps in. Having Beck casually dump on him day after day on the radio as some sort of progressive chewtoy in the making could do him real damage. Although in that case, why he’d choose to respond by throwing a roundhouse at GB instead of with a charm offensive, I don’t know. Very strange. Maybe he’s not running after all. Click the image to watch.


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OneVision on April 23, 2011 at 2:28 AM

unseen on April 23, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Don’t let the obama-bugs bite.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 23, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Huckle-berries

Kataklysmic on April 23, 2011 at 2:34 AM

Only if they’re toxic.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 23, 2011 at 2:35 AM

If you really want to defend Chuckles the Revival Clown, do it by defending his record, refuting the specific charges against him (which isn’t actually possible, so have fun with that…).

steebo77 on April 23, 2011 at 12:10 AM

How can you defend someone’s record if that person has systematically destroyed all their records as governor?

I can’t wait for Huckabee to defend his record that he’s so conveniently destroyed.

Conservative Samizdat on April 23, 2011 at 3:09 AM

steebo77 on April 23, 2011 at 1:15 AM

Excellent points steebo. Thanks for reminding us on this matter. I can’t keep track of all of Huck’s ‘questionable’ activities and claims. Huck looks positively Nixonian doing this and the MSM is just waiting to use this and so many other of his actions against him in a general election.

JimP on April 23, 2011 at 6:34 AM

i dream of a n America where politicians actually tell us the truth -and we honor them for it.

Today, they tell us the big lies;the ones that tickle our ears -the ones we want to hear (free lunch -aboriton is just choice -rats and boys are equal – his money is yours -any kind of sex is normal – this groups is special, they’re victims, and my favorite: there is no God, but I am a person of strong faith)

Don L on April 23, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Here’s another link on Huckabee for inquiring minds to read and then verify the info for themselves. The points brought up in the column should be considered by all conservatives who actually want smaller government, lower taxes and politicians who are ethical, instead of pols who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk and later try to BS their way out of the evidence. Enjoy “my friends”.

http://spectator.org/archives/2007/10/24/a-tale-of-two-candidates

JimP on April 23, 2011 at 9:30 AM

And still more on Huck. A bounty of info on. But, as Beck himself would say, check the info for yourselves. Or Reagan, tust – but verify.

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/fund102907.php3

JimP on April 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM

I know. This is getting ridiculous. See what just a little tiny bit of due diligence (aka: checking) can turn up?

http://bearcreekledger.com/2007/07/30/mexicos-consul-from-ark-office-speaks-in-memphis/

JimP on April 23, 2011 at 9:44 AM

http://spectator.org/archives/2007/10/24/a-tale-of-two-candidates

JimP on April 23, 2011 at 9:30 AM

National media folks like David Brooks, dealing in surface appearances only, rave about what a nice guy Huckabee is, and a moral exemplar to boot.

If David Brooks raves about Huck…

steebo77 on April 23, 2011 at 9:46 AM

If you held a gun to my head and wanted to know who I’d vote for in a Chuckabee/Obama face off, I’d probably opt for the bullet. Chuckabee and his entire family are freaks- pure and simple. Obama may be an evil socialist, but he doesn’t make my skin crawl the way Chuckster does.

anniekc on April 23, 2011 at 9:47 AM

OK, this is the last one for today. Sorry to go overboard, but…

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/promos/politics/blog/13clubforgrowth-huckabee.pdf

JimP on April 23, 2011 at 9:50 AM

If David Brooks raves about Huck…
steebo77 on April 23, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Amen, steebo! LOL

JimP on April 23, 2011 at 9:51 AM

anniekc on April 23, 2011 at 9:47 AM

That’s exactly how I react to Huck too. Well said, my skin crawls too. Thanks for summing it up so accurately.

JimP on April 23, 2011 at 9:56 AM

If you held a gun to my head and wanted to know who I’d vote for in a Chuckabee/Obama face off, I’d probably opt for the bullet. Chuckabee and his entire family are freaks- pure and simple. Obama may be an evil socialist, but he doesn’t make my skin crawl the way Chuckster does.

anniekc on April 23, 2011 at 9:47 AM

This is pretty much my feeling as well.

NoLeftTurn on April 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Mike Huckabee has a solid record to stand on. He did not quit his governorship when Arkansas politics got too rough. He did not against a re-election bid because his approval rating in MA was too low. Huckabee governed in a purple state, won re-election twice, had an approval rating in the 60′s and was named one of the five best governors in 2005.

The purists on talk radio and the blogosphere are going to hand the election to Obama. Mike Huckabee has a proven track record for getting things done for the people of Arkansas. This includes:

* Cut the state capital gains tax rate by 25%.

* Abolished capital gains taxes on home sales.

* Abolished the state marriage penalty tax.

* Pushed a $90 million tax cut package through the Arkansas legislature in 1997.

* From 1995 to 2005, cut taxes 90 times, returning nearly $400 million to taxpayers ($378 to be exact).

* Indexed income tax brackets to inflation, thus protecting taxpayers from being pushed into higher tax brackets by inflation.

* Doubled the child-care tax credit.

* Increased the tax deduction for single individuals to $2,000.

* Increased the tax deduction for married couples to $4,000.

* Proposed cutting the executive branch from 50 departments to 10.

* Banned illegal aliens from getting drivers licenses.

* Reduced state welfare enrollment by nearly half.

* Helped pass an unborn child amendment to the state constitution.

* Helped pass a traditional marriage amendment to the state constitution.

* Pushed through a property owners’ bill of rights that limited property tax hikes and protected homeowners from unfair tax assessments.

* Pushed through homeschooling-friendly legislation.

* Limited the increase in the overall rate of state spending to 4.9% (AFI)–not bad, considering that he was dealing with a Democratic legislature.

* Protected gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits.

* Removed restrictions on concealed handgun permit holders.

* Pushed through legislation that allowed the state to fire school boards and school superintendents in school districts that were chronically performing badly.

* When faced with a $227 million deficit for fiscal year 2002, refused to call for a tax increase and instead called for a massive cut in state spending.

*He helped grow the economy of his state by 4.4%, even beating the strong national average of 4.2%.

texasconserv on April 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

texasconserv on April 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

People who live here know better. My tax burden WENT DOWN when we elected a Democrat to replace him. This is about all I need to know.

Don’t you find it interesting that MSM is so complimentary of Huckster? That he doesn’t take any slings and arrows from the Left but only from conservatives on the Right? Why do you think that is? The Democrats would looooooooove this assclown to get the nomination. They have Clinton on speed dial for the minute Huckster announces so he can call up all his operatives here and start unloading the dirt. I’ve had Dems in this state tell me, “The dumbest thing you Republicans could so is nominate Mike Huckabee.” The have a laundry list of crap to hammer him on. Beck has only just scratched the surface.

NoLeftTurn on April 23, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Mike Huckabee has a solid record to stand on.

texasconserv on April 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Huckabee has no record to stand on because he deleted all of it!!

If he was really proud of his record, why go through the effort of erasing everything he’s ever done as governor?

If he’s so proud of his record, why does he refuse to release his sermons to the public?

Despite what people feel about Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty…you can at least go and verify their records because its not deleted!!

Conservative Samizdat on April 23, 2011 at 1:50 PM

texasconserv on April 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Good to see there are some sane types here. Far too many commenters here would chew cow crap if Beck told them it was better than gum.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Beck has lost his mind

Wade on April 23, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Good to see there are some sane types here. Far too many commenters here would chew cow crap if Beck told them it was better than gum.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I’m no one’s sheeple. That doesn’t change jack about Chuck-a-bee.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 23, 2011 at 5:24 PM

I still listen to Beck for brief stretches but have to turn him off. I did hear a soundbite that Huckabee said that Beck likes to tell us about a bugabear that only he can see and only he can solve. If you want to know why Beck is upset it is because that is a direct HIT! Beck really is using a lot of old TV evangelical tricks about the apocalypse and damnation that only listening to his warnings he can save you from. Beck is upset because someone finally is pulling back the curtain on him and showing he is caught up in his own profit/messiah part of himself. Just in parting I don’t know if anyone else here was listening at the time but Beck went on a rant about tithing 10% to the church. Sorry folks that isn’t political commentary anymore or giving me information about the day’s events. Beck wants a New Order in this country where religion is the dominant institution and if you don’t belong to a church and give it 10% of your money you will be SOL for social services. I give as evidence his CONSTANT blathering about charity and the above comments. He wants ALL Americans to have to crawl into their churches and beg for charity and thus OWE the church thereafter or making the church finacially powerful where it can throw its weight around. Sorry NOT freeedom to me and Beck is not just interested in Constititional Government.

Conan on April 23, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Sorry, but I was saying the same thing, 2 1/2 years ago when he was in the mix the last time.

flytier on April 23, 2011 at 6:06 PM

If Huck’s tenure as governor was so admirable, why has he made the records unavailable for review?

Kataklysmic on April 22, 2011 at 8:39 PM

The records are in the same file cabinet as BO’s birth certificate and Kerry’s military records.

Wade on April 23, 2011 at 6:25 PM

texasconserv on April 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

In our form of government, the Governor doesn’t pass legislation. Huck was able to do the things you listed because our overwhelming dem legislature is, by and large, a “blue dog” or retro dem legislature. Yes, Huck was able to have legislation introduced but it was the dem House and Senate that crafted and passed the legislation that went to Huck for his signature.

Gohawgs on April 23, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Gohawgs on April 23, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Blue Dog = conservative.
Huckabee passed conservative legislation then. Right?
So what is the problem? I would go door to door for Shuler if he was up against Obama.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Conan on April 23, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Beck is a total phony. He is part Jimmy Swaggert/ part Alex Jones, but it is 100% about getting the yokels to pony up dough for the chit he sells.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 6:57 PM

The records are in the same file cabinet as BO’s birth certificate and Kerry’s military records.

Wade on April 23, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Bingo. If Huckabee deletes all of his records as governor and hidden all his sermons as a Pastor, then he shouldn’t be elected as President.

That’s why BO won’t be relected in 2012 and that’s why Huckabee will lose in 2012.

When you run for President, you ought to be willing to disclose all of your public records for everyone to see.

If I have to disclose everything when I apply for a regular job, then it ought to be extremely important if someone is applying for the job of POTUS.

Conservative Samizdat on April 23, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Conservative Samizdat on April 23, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Whatever you say, Donald.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 6:51 PM

I’ll type slow…

Huck signed legislation into law that was mostly crafted by a dem legislature. The fact that the Arkansas legislature is still populated by retro dems (blue dogs in today’s lingo) means that Arkansas in not like Cali or Vermont or Illinois. You are attempting to credit Huck with both crafting legislation and signing that same legislation into law. That’s not how governments in America operate…

Gohawgs on April 23, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Gohawgs on April 23, 2011 at 7:27 PM

I know how govt works, and I know that you cannot say that the legislation Huckabee passed was conservative, but that he is somehow Pelosi. Try a little harder.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 7:36 PM

President Huckabee

President Donald

President Chewtoy

This is all too much for me…

This country is in trouble.

Mr_Magoo on April 23, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Mr_Magoo on April 23, 2011 at 7:40 PM

You better believe it. And extremists won’t fix squat. It is more foot on the gas, heading for the cliff.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 7:36 PM

I’ll type even slower…

In most cases, State legislatures craft and pass legislation that is then sent to the Governor for his/her signature if it isn’t vetoed. Arkansas’ legislature has been overwhelmingly dem. The list of items you presented earlier — and gave credit to Huck – was due to an overwhelmingly dem legislature crafting bills that were then signed by Huck.

Huck did not craft, pass and then sign legislation into law on his own.

Project all you want but, I never equated Huck with Lugosi.

Gohawgs on April 23, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Blue Dog = conservative.
Huckabee passed conservative legislation then. Right?
So what is the problem? I would go door to door for Shuler if he was up against Obama.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 6:51 PM

No, he signed legislation sent to him by the democrat controlled state houses.

darwin-t on April 23, 2011 at 8:01 PM

No, he signed legislation sent to him by the democrat controlled state houses.

darwin-t on April 23, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Yeah and most of it involved raising my taxes.

NoLeftTurn on April 23, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Gohawgs on April 23, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Let me make this simple. Did Huck veto conservative legislation in order to try to create the nanny state you people claims he so fervently wants? Was Mike Huckabee a committed commie or simply a real-life governor working with the cards he was dealt???Purity sounds great when microphone Mullahs are dishing it up. That is not reality.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 9:20 PM

No, he signed legislation sent to him by the democrat controlled state houses.

darwin-t on April 23, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I guess you folks out there call it something else. If he signed it I would consider that passing it. Do you really think the Presidents draft all the bs they sign???

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 9:20 PM

I’ll keep it simple for a simple man…
1) I never used those terms.
2) I live in Arkansas, I most likely know Huck better than you do (unless you’re now claiming to live in Ark.).
3) Did Huck craft, vote on, pass and sign legislation all by his lonesome? Nope.
4) Arkansas generally is a conservative State, even most of the dems.
5) I’ll credit Huck with helping get some of the legislation, you listed, passed through the Legislature but, not as if he acted in a vacuum. I’ve credited Huck with other action items before, ask cshende(sp?).
6) I’m not the only commenter from Arkansas that has replied to your posts on this thread.

Gohawgs on April 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM

703 pardons and commutations.

Huckabee has his hands covered in blood. He deserves to be in jail as much as the people he has pardoned.

MadDogF on April 23, 2011 at 10:54 PM

http://www.arkansasleader.com/frontstories/st_08_11_04/huckabee8.html

and

http://baptistplanet.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/huckabee-commutationspardons-washington/

703 pardons and commutations.

Huckabee has his hands covered in blood. He deserves to be in jail as much as the people he has pardoned.

MadDogF on April 23, 2011 at 10:57 PM

The Story Behind the Story

Glenn, aka, “I voted for progressive John McCain” Beck, is dishonestly and deceitfully duping people. Don’t forget, Glenn Beck is a Mormon. Mike Huckabee is a Christian. There’s that dynamic playing out here. Glenn Beck promotes himself as Christian to appeal to evangelicals and ever since the 2008 Republican primaries when a religious reporter brought up the topic of Mormonism with Huckabee and he asked one question that “thin-skinned” Beck didn’t aprrove of, Beck has smiled contemptuously at Huckabee for exposing the dirty little secret that he would like to brush under the rug and hope no one notices.

It’s important that we understand this. Glenn Beck knows full well the difference between Christianity and Mormonism and that Mike Huckabee (and other born again Christians like myself) will not acknowledge that Mormonism and Christianity share the same philosophical tenets. Oh, but how Beck wants the Mormon faith to be validated. Unfortunately, the Jesus of the Mormon church is not the same Jesus that you and I worship. Read any copy of the Book of Mormon and see for yourself. So Beck will NOT find validation with Christians and he knows it, therefore he won’t support Mike Huckabee despite the fact he is immensely qualified to be President of the United States.

BTW, Glenn Beck is doing exactly what the Mormon church has been doing and that is looking for validation. They have been trying for years to be recognized as a Christian denomination. Just be careful because the Devil wears many disguises. Instead of leaving the Mormon church and becoming a Christian in a Biblical sense, Beck dishonestly and deceitfully points out what he thinks is a flaw in Mike Huckabee’s worldview and attacks Huckabee to marginalize him as quickly as possible before more voters start to pay attention to him and he becomes the Republican nominee.

How can you possibly call Mike Huckabee a progressive! Are you.. you gotta be kidding me! He is pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-gun rights, strong on fighting terrorism. He is far superior to all the other possible Presidential candidates on the issue of Israel. JUST THAT FACT ALONE makes him immensely qualified to be President of the United States. See Genesis 12:3 for more on this.

BTW 2, Glenn Beck did a VERY progressive thing and supported the $700 billion TARP bailout of banks (before opposing it). Mike Huckabee did NOT support TARP. He said TARP was a bad idea. Actually, while Glenn Beck was supporting TARP, Mike Huckabee spotted Rubio and put his support behind him before any of the other Republicans running. Oh, and that’s right. Marco Rubio was Huckabee’s co-chair in Florida when he ran for President in 2008.

I mean, what an evil person. This is what I mean when I call Beck a typical Mormon evader who is dishonestly and deceitfully duping people. It’s absolute evil! So that’s the story behind the story, folks. Glenn Beck is a coward and Mike Huckabee is a HERO for standing up for the TRUTH. Like I said, there’s another dynamic here that you need to consider. I’m also suggesting that the Hot Air Zombies think twice about taking the word of somebody who believes Jesus and Satan are “brothers”. Thank you so much.

apacalyps on April 23, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Just a side-note: I’m not back. Just a temporary appearance. I had to respond to Beck’s cherry-picked lies and false conclusions about Mike Huckabee being a progressive, which he is definitely not. See post above. Thanks so much.

apacalyps on April 23, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Gohawgs on April 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM

At some point we are not connecting here. Bush did not draft all the stuff he signed, Reagan did not, nor anybody else. You keep saying Arkansas is so conservative that even the dems are right wingers. So if this is the case and Huckabee signed all this neocon legislation into law, then what exactly is the problem??You are telling me he signed conservative bills into law, but you seem to be saying it all because those radical right wing dems made him do it.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 11:21 PM

apacalyps on April 23, 2011 at 11:17 PM

You go girl/boy!!!!! Some of these folks have beck on the brain or something.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Huckabee has his hands covered in blood. He deserves to be in jail as much as the people he has pardoned.

MadDogF on April 23, 2011 at 10:57 PM

So a gov who does his job which includes reviewing requests for clemency and pardons is guilty if the person receiving it goes out and does evil again? Wow!!!! It would be far better to say that a guy who got life back in the 60′s for a crime that would net him 5 years now, should serve life. I am using a real life example here.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 11:56 PM

At some point we are not connecting here. Bush did not draft all the stuff he signed, Reagan did not, nor anybody else. You keep saying Arkansas is so conservative that even the dems are right wingers. So if this is the case and Huckabee signed all this neocon legislation into law, then what exactly is the problem??You are telling me he signed conservative bills into law, but you seem to be saying it all because those radical right wing dems made him do it.

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 11:21 PM

You’re playing fast and loose with terminology. I don’t know if it’s on purpose (ala a 1st yr female law student) or because you aren’t clear on the verbiage…
Never said Arkansas dems are so conservative, right wingers, neocons nor radical right wingers. I said Huck did not craft, vote on, pass and sign all the items you listed while governing in a vacuum. Some of the items signed into law may have been due to Huck’s initiating the idea, such as Bush initiating No Child Left Behind, but others originated in the Ark. Legislature.

The problem seems to be you not being able to acknowledge that Huck was the Governor of Ark. and not its Sovereign.

Gohawgs on April 24, 2011 at 12:25 AM

Gohawgs on April 24, 2011 at 12:25 AM

Explain to me how Huckabee passing conservative legislation was bad. I am not saying he drafted or authored it. He signed it into law. If you look at the other 49 states, it works the same way.

Southernblogger on April 24, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Explain to me how Huckabee passing conservative legislation was bad. I am not saying he drafted or authored it. He signed it into law. If you look at the other 49 states, it works the same way.

Southernblogger on April 24, 2011 at 12:46 AM

First, point out where I said it was…56 other States…

Gohawgs on April 24, 2011 at 1:01 AM

Glenn, aka, “I voted for progressive John McCain” Beck, is dishonestly and deceitfully duping people. Don’t forget, Glenn Beck is a Mormon. Mike Huckabee is a Christian. There’s that dynamic playing out here. Glenn Beck promotes himself as Christian to appeal to evangelicals and ever since the 2008 Republican primaries when a religious reporter brought up the topic of Mormonism with Huckabee and he asked one question that “thin-skinned” Beck didn’t aprrove of, Beck has smiled contemptuously at Huckabee for exposing the dirty little secret that he would like to brush under the rug and hope no one notices.

It’s important that we understand this. Glenn Beck knows full well the difference between Christianity and Mormonism and that Mike Huckabee (and other born again Christians like myself) will not acknowledge that Mormonism and Christianity share the same philosophical tenets. Oh, but how Beck wants the Mormon faith to be validated. Unfortunately, the Jesus of the Mormon church is not the same Jesus that you and I worship. Read any copy of the Book of Mormon and see for yourself. So Beck will NOT find validation with Christians and he knows it, therefore he won’t support Mike Huckabee despite the fact he is immensely qualified to be President of the United States.

BTW, Glenn Beck is doing exactly what the Mormon church has been doing and that is looking for validation. They have been trying for years to be recognized as a Christian denomination. Just be careful because the Devil wears many disguises. Instead of leaving the Mormon church and becoming a Christian in a Biblical sense, Beck dishonestly and deceitfully points out what he thinks is a flaw in Mike Huckabee’s worldview and attacks Huckabee to marginalize him as quickly as possible before more voters start to pay attention to him and he becomes the Republican nominee.

apacalyps on April 23, 2011 at 11:05 PM

I see that Mormon-hate is alive and well @ Hot Air.
*glare*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 24, 2011 at 1:47 AM

Just a thought here, Huckabee started out as a tv pastor, right? What are the odds that some of that footage is still around and might find it’s way into DEM campaign commercials?

bigmike on April 24, 2011 at 2:46 AM

Southernblogger on April 23, 2011 at 6:51 PM

The primary, overarching issue for those of us who oppose Huck isn’t did he pass some conservative legislation/have some conservative positions. The issue is the elephant in the room that his supporters apparently want to ignore, which is his economic record. That record is of raising taxes and expanding government in total during his tenure. This makes him a Bush style Repub, which we anti-Huck types don’t want anymore. Throw in Huck’s dubious ethical behavior, his religious hypocrisy, his poor judgement on numerous occassions, his phony persona, his inclinations on “amnesty” and our opposition to him increases. The GOP can (and needs to)do better than another Bush/RINO/Rockefeller style ‘conservative’, plus Huck would be a disaster as a candidate with all the skeletons he has in his closets. Beck is a red herring that Huck supporters are throwing out. I was against Huck for all the above reasons two+ years ago- long before Beck got wise to Huck and before Beck was a national figure of prominence. I just didn’t bother bookmarking all the links about Huck’s issues, so had to go find them, and as I noted before, it wasn’t hard to find the info at all. A fifth grader could do it. The MSM will pound the daylights out of Huck with all his baggage. Here again, there are better candidates.

JimP on April 24, 2011 at 7:20 AM

Just a thought here, Huckabee started out as a tv pastor, right? What are the odds that some of that footage is still around and might find it’s way into DEM campaign commercials?

bigmike on April 24, 2011 at 2:46 AM

I’ll be surprised if any democrat or republican can get their hands on those videos he made as a pastor. Not only did he delete all of his records as govenor, but he refuses to release ANY of his videos as pastor.

Huck likes to hide things from the American people. That’s an automatic disqualification right there.

Conservative Samizdat on April 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Huck likes to hide things from the American people. That’s an automatic disqualification right there.

Conservative Samizdat on April 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM

You huck schmucks out there, along with the Trump chumps, you get yourselves all in a lather over Obama refusing to release his records, and that’s fine. But you think Trump wants to talk about Vera Coking? Probably not. Does Huck want to talk about his time as a Southern Baptist pastor? Nuh uh! It’d be nice if you goons would hold your favorite candidates to the same standard.

gryphon202 on April 24, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Nuh uh! It’d be nice if you goons would hold your favorite candidates to the same standard.

gryphon202 on April 24, 2011 at 12:48 PM

gryphon weighs in with the appeal for party unit /sarc

Bradky on April 24, 2011 at 5:05 PM

gryphon weighs in with the appeal for party unit /sarc

Bradky on April 24, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Actually, I think gryphon has a point here.

Obama is won’t reveal a simple birth certificate. I totally understand why people are upset over this issue.

However, what Mike Huckabee has done is far more serious and egregious than what Obama has done. Mike Huckabee has destroyed 12 years worth of official records relating to his stint as governor. Not some of it. All of it. He’s also refused to disclose his records relating to his time as a pastor, including sermons.

I’m more concerned about what Huck is hiding than what Obama is hiding. And more people ought to be outraged and suspicious of Mike Huckabee than they are right now.

Conservative Samizdat on April 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Conservative Samizdat on April 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

I’d take you seriously if you demanded the same from Palin — she consistently refuses to release official emails — what is she hiding?

Bradky on April 24, 2011 at 9:18 PM

I’d take you seriously if you demanded the same from Palin — she consistently refuses to release official emails — what is she hiding?

Bradky on April 24, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Which “official Emails” are that, Brad? Her record as Alaska’s governor is one of the most thoroughly vetted in the history of our republic. I wasn’t aware that she was hiding anything, though I’d sure like to know if she was/is.

gryphon202 on April 25, 2011 at 10:09 AM

gryphon weighs in with the appeal for party unit /sarc

Bradky on April 24, 2011 at 5:05 PM

“Party unity” is overrated, douchebag. I blame the Republican party unity fetishists for giving us Obama.

gryphon202 on April 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM

‘“Party unity” is overrated…”
gryphon202 on April 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Yeah. Their idea of unity is for us to shut up and let the GOP elites/RINOs/Inside the Beltway crowd make the decisions and the rest of us get ‘unified’ behind supporting their decisions telling us what to think and who to support.

JimP on April 25, 2011 at 3:54 PM

gryphon202 on April 25, 2011 at 10:09 AM

26,000 plus emails…

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/28/us-palin-emails-idUSTRE70R01920110128

Henceforth I shall refer to you as “ostrich”

Bradky on April 25, 2011 at 5:33 PM

The Huckester needs to go away. Why does FOX give this guy a platform? He can dish it out but he can’t take it. Worthless in my book.

WyoMike on April 25, 2011 at 7:17 PM

I’d take you seriously if you demanded the same from Palin — she consistently refuses to release official emails — what is she hiding?

Bradky on April 24, 2011 at 9:18 PM

To be honest, I wasn’t aware of this issue until you brought it up. I’ll have to look into it.

But my statements about Huckabee apply to every candidate who runs for the office. Full and complete disclosure of all records is required or don’t run for President.

Conservative Samizdat on April 26, 2011 at 1:15 AM

Bradky on April 25, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Old news…And, since Palin has been out of office for 21 months it isn’t she that hasn’t released “official emails” – redacted or otherwise…

Gohawgs on April 26, 2011 at 1:38 AM

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