Huckabee: Sometimes I think North Korea has more freedom than we do

posted at 11:21 am on April 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via RCP, here’s Saturday’s Twitter outrage du jour. Some people seem to think he was serious (I don’t), others object to it as an especially crass exaggeration, like saying, “I’ve been working harder than a prisoner at Auschwitz lately.” Even as hyperbole, you’re minimizing an atrocity that’s orders of magnitude worse than your reality. I realize cultural victimization is part of Huck’s 2016 strategy but if this is where he’s going with it, it’ll play as grotesque shtick with everyone except his base. And probably with a fair number of them too.

But let’s be honest. This is also partly a case of seizing an opportunity to pile on a guy whom lots of grassroots righties dislike for other reasons, right? It’s a minor example of the Bridgegate phenomenon, in which a misdeed committed by a perceived RINO gets traction in part because liberals and conservatives each have (very different) motives in making him pay for it. You’d think Huckabee would be more sensitive to that and try to avoid unnecessary rhetorical landmines like this, especially given the grief he gets from his enemies over his social-conservative pronouncements. Does he … enjoy lobbing verbal grenades that force him to play defense for days? A fine trait in a would-be presidential nominee, I think you’ll agree.

Exit question: Bush/Huckabee 2016?


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OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Stupid comment. The huck should stick to preaching

mumbojumbo on April 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Exit question: Bush/Huckabee 2016?

Not a chance because that would mean, on the off-chance Bush wins, Huckabee would be the 2024 Republican nominee, and the head honchos leading the “de-conservating” of the party will have none of that.

Steve Eggleston on April 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Stupid – really – things are disheartening here – but … really?

djl130 on April 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I think Huck’s right. The N. Koreans have a ‘right’ we don’t enjoy here – the ‘right’ to starve to death.

vnvet on April 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM

This is also partly a case of seizing an opportunity to pile on a guy whom lots of grassroots righties dislike for other reasons, right? It’s a minor example of the Bridgegate phenomenon, in which a misdeed committed by a perceived RINO gets traction in part because liberals and conservatives each have (very different) motives in making him pay for it.

That’s it. However, he does suck, so it’s ok.

vlad martel on April 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Scorpion riding a frog etc.

Fenris on April 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Incredibly stupid comment by a total phony.

DisneyFan on April 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Comments like that sure help people take you seriously.

Particular Set of Skills on April 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Bush/Huckabee 2016?

Fits perfectly with the Carville headline. Go for it.

nobar on April 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM

A fine trait in a would-be presidential nominee, I think you’ll agree.

Why not? At least a grenade was actually thrown. I hate it when the media has to work so hard to reap the inevitable rewards.

Cindy Munford on April 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Go Away Huckabee.

workingclass artist on April 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Here ya go Republicans..

I never understood the people on here who went Ape Sh*t crazy
in their trashing of Rick Santorum…he was my Senator
for 12 years here…I met the man, he was one of the very
few Stand Up guys in DC…while he was a Senator…

but he was called every name in the book here..in part,
because of his religious convictions…fine that’s not
for everyone.

I would be willing to bet some of you who cannot stand Santorum
think Huckabee is swell…

Here’s a little nugget from Huckabee to “reinforce” how
Swell you think he is…

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Stupidly over the top. Kind of like calling Republicans racist or KKK or neo nazis.

Wait, that happens all the time. See how the battlespace is prepared?

WitchDoctor on April 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM

If nothing else, this should help jog the noggins of those who were for some reason still thinking Huck would be a good choice in 2016.

Midas on April 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Somtimes Always I think that Huckabee is a sheep fool in benevolent clothing.

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Exit question: Bush/Huckabee 2016?

AP throwing rocks at the hornets’ nest.

tominsd on April 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Dumb, but effective in getting attention, which seems to be his schtick.

tru2tx on April 14, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I don’t know who I cannot stand to listen the most, 0bama or Huck. Tossup I suppose…

OmahaConservative on April 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I posted the full quote yesterday:

Do we really want an America in which instead of having free speech we simply have a few forms of speech that are carefully protected by the radical left, and if you don’t agree with them it’s not just that they want to put their voices to be louder, they want to shut yours down. Freedom of speech in this country, that for which those men grabbed those muskets off the mantle, did never mean that we’re to have fewer voices, but more voices. It wasn’t that we couldn’t dissent, it was that we could, whether you agree with the opinions or not. My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States. When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position, people put hands all over me, and I have to provide photo ID and a couple of different forms and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane. But if I want to go vote, I don’t need a thing. All I gotta do is show up and give them anybody’s name and that’s okay. But again, the President reminded us yesterday, there’s no voter fraud.

The people who are criticizing him are either too daft to comprehend sarcasm, or already despised him and are looking for any excuse to bring out the long knives.

Huckabee should continue tossing the verbal grenades. It’s one thing when you screw up. It’s quite another when people are determined to take your statements out of context. At that point, you stand and fight. On this one, his detractors deserve to get bloodied up a bit.

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

First thot was”oh shut up!” After reading the rest. Go away Schmuckabee.

AH_C on April 14, 2014 at 11:41 AM

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Because the one thing a candidate owes his party is to be able to look himself in the mirror and say “No matter how fine a man my family and friends think I am, no matter how right I am on the issues, is there any chance I could be elected President?” And if the answer to that is No, then you don’t run.

bobs1196 on April 14, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Except when Leftists proclaim their love for Chinese authoritarian efficiency, they don’t mean it ironically.

Herod on April 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM

It’s a minor example of the Bridgegate phenomenon, in which a misdeed committed by a perceived RINO gets traction in part because liberals and conservatives each have (very different) motives in making him pay for it.

I’d disagree on that one. Huckabee’s catching flak from the left because they hate social conservatives, and he’s catching flak from the right from the economic conservatives (who hate him for raising taxes in Arkansas to balance the budget) and libertarians (who are actually part of the left on social issues, but don’t like paying taxes).

Contrast that with Chris Christie. In Christie’s case, he got bludgeoned by the left mercilessly. And on the right, it got basically no reaction. I didn’t see any outpouring of vitriol from any faction on the right for Bridgegate, be it neoconservatives, social conservatives, economic conservatives, or libertarians. They weren’t about to defend Christie, but no one bothered piling on.

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Huckleberry should have Dennis Rodman on his show – they can sing the praises of the latest ‘Lil Kimmy.

Sounds like Huck has subscribed to the Paris Hilton “any PR is good PR” mentality. Like anyone with a show, you never know what’s real and what’s for ratings.

Marcola on April 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Probably slight Hyperbole at the moment.
Considering the IRS attacks only non-democrats our laws are being enforced to line the pockets of the democrat Politburo. The press is in bed with one political democrat party. The borders are unprotected to allow for like-minded communist sympathizers to invade.
Maybe not less free than North Korea but well on our way.

theguardianii on April 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Do we really want an America in which instead of having free speech we simply have a few forms of speech that are carefully protected by the radical left, and if you don’t agree with them it’s not just that they want to put their voices to be louder, they want to shut yours down. Freedom of speech in this country, that for which those men grabbed those muskets off the mantle, did never mean that we’re to have fewer voices, but more voices. It wasn’t that we couldn’t dissent, it was that we could, whether you agree with the opinions or not. My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States. When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position, people put hands all over me, and I have to provide photo ID and a couple of different forms and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane. But if I want to go vote, I don’t need a thing. All I gotta do is show up and give them anybody’s name and that’s okay. But again, the President reminded us yesterday, there’s no voter fraud.

Huckabee continued: “Amnesty the illegals and invade Russia in the name of Jesus!”

vlad martel on April 14, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Exit question: Bush/Huckabee 2016?

Two socialists in sheep ‘benevolent’ clothing

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 11:48 AM

All we need is Santorum now.

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Let’s see-We have a schizophrenic ex-general who never served a day in the military vis-a-vis a narcissistic psychopath commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces who also never served a day in the military. It looks like a tie to me.

MaiDee on April 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

If I were Huckabee, I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
Out-of-context-soundbite twitter-rage isn’t going to damage him with low info voters.

When has Obama ever had to pay with this group for his soundbites that even in context are completely nuts?

Herod on April 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Really? how often is “sometimes,” Huck?

Akzed on April 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Show Fail…Next up Campaign for President…

Dated 2012

“Mike Huckabee was going to be the hammer used by anti-Rush Limbaugh forces both competitive and political to unseat Limbaugh once and for all.

During the height of the anti-Rush fever, I highlighted how Cumulus Media sought to leverage the anti-Limbaugh boycotts by holding Huckabee out as a viable conservative replacement.

Readers here weren’t buying it, and the readers were right. Via The Radio Equalizer (h/t HotAir):

With mainstream media expectations so high, Mike Huckabee’s new radio talk show was probably bound to disappoint. But newly-available hard data reveals a gaping donut hole where the audience should be….

According to newly-released Arbitron audience data, the Huckster is off to the kind of start that makes Air America Radio appear downright successful.

That’s despite enjoying an avalanche of free publicity upon his debut.

And that’s even before we compare him to Rush, as Huck doesn’t stand on his own, either:

In New York City, where he currently airs evenings on WOR-AM, Huck ranked just 20th overall in the broadest audience demographic, listeners six and older.
Houston’s KSEV registered a tiny 0.1 overall audience share during his timeslot, good for 43th place in what should be a friendly environment.
In Seattle, heard from 4-6pm local time, Mike drew a 0.2 on KCIS-AM, for a 36th place finish.
A similar story in Cincinnati: 0.2 overall and 31st place on WQRT-AM.
Hartford: 0.0 at WDRC-AM

Adding markets where Huckabee goes head-to-head with Limbaugh only underscores the futile nature of this battle:

In San Francisco, where Mike’s heard on KSFO, Rush has a 143.4% larger overall audience.
In Dallas, where Cumulus seeks to remove Limbaugh from his longtime home at WBAP, El Rushbo is CRUSHING the Huckster with eleven listeners for every one fried squirrel fan. Mike ranks 40th in the Metroplex.
Portland Oregon: Rush’s ratings are 1444% higher. Huck ranks 27th there, heard on KUFO-AM.
Salt Lake City: Rush beating Mike by 13900%. The latter ranks 40th at KKAT.
Providence / New Bedford / Fall River: Huck stuck in 44th, Rush with 766% higher ratings.
Jacksonville: Rush beats by 8500%, Huck takes 27th place.

Between the infiltrator at StopRush and data confirming that Huckabee is flopping, June has been a pretty good month for Limbaugh…”

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/06/huck-fails-to-stoprush/

workingclass artist on April 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Send me a candidate who’ll stand up for the rights of American citizens, legal immigrants, and defend the rule of law. It’s an act of love of country.

thatsafactjack on April 13, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

I strongly dislike both Huckabee and Santorum. Both are big government boosters. And Santorum really pissed me off and made me seriously question his judgement when he endorsed SOPA. Every other person’s knee jerk reaction was to say no, but Santorum’s reaction was like, I’m okay with that!

NWConservative on April 14, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Remember when politicians used to say thing like ” The United States of America is the leader of the free world. The greatest nation on Earth, bastion of freedom, beacon of light to the oppressed people of the world.”?

Yeah… it’s been awhile.

thatsafactjack on April 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan are on the top of his list for the 2016 presidential election

He could “also live with Hillary as president”.

Faux News

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Was anybody seriously looking at this guy as a candidate?

Can we dispense with the idea that he’s a potential candidate now?

Good Lt on April 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Exit question: Bush/Huckabee 2016?

AllahPundit is trolling us now.

rbj on April 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

The people who are criticizing him are either too daft to comprehend sarcasm, or already despised him and are looking for any excuse to bring out the long knives.

Huckabee should continue tossing the verbal grenades. It’s one thing when you screw up. It’s quite another when people are determined to take your statements out of context. At that point, you stand and fight. On this one, his detractors deserve to get bloodied up a bit.

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

It fails even on the sarcasm front. Maybe if he had used Cuba, which at least empties its jails and expels the freshly-minted ex-prisoners on rickety boats now and again.

Steve Eggleston on April 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Common core supporter =no common sense.

wheelgun on April 14, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Remember when politicians used to say thing like ” The United States of America is the leader of the free world. The greatest nation on Earth, bastion of freedom, beacon of light to the oppressed people of the world.”?

Yeah… it’s been awhile.

thatsafactjack on April 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Yeah, well, it is no longer true. :(

Murphy9 on April 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Common core supporter =no common sense.

wheelgun on April 14, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Actually, he withdrew his previous support for common core.

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM

The people who are criticizing him are either too daft to comprehend sarcasm, or already despised him and are looking for any excuse to bring out the long knives. Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States.

It is possible for one both to recognize sarcasm, and to declare that it is inappropriate or lame, or whatever.

Akzed on April 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM

the North Koreans in the gulag and groveling for a grain of rice are unavailable for comment on Huckabee…….

/perspective

ted c on April 14, 2014 at 12:02 PM

It is possible for one both to recognize sarcasm, and to declare that it is inappropriate or lame, or whatever.

Akzed on April 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Indeed.

It’s also entirely possible for our enemies abroad to seize such poorly conceived and considered comment and use it in their propaganda programs to further subjugate their own people and stifle the idea that freedom exists anywhere in the world. It’s also possible to use such a comment before an international body… like the UN… to try to block this nation in moving to protect its own interest or to try to speak out for the human rights of people suffering in other nations.

thatsafactjack on April 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

It is possible for one both to recognize sarcasm, and to declare that it is inappropriate or lame, or whatever.

Akzed on April 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM

You can call it lame, and it wouldn’t elicit much of a reaction. Inappropriate though? The topic of his remarks when North Korea was brought up wasn’t North Korea, but the left’s hypocrisy and double standards when it comes to free speech. Making a rhetorical jab to rough up liberals when they egregiously use double standards, from Palin being decried for using a map with targets to their defense of a film about assassinating George W. Bush as an exercise in free speech, is wholly appropriate.

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Let’s put things in context. Compared to Jeb’s “Being an illegal alien is an act of love,” the Huckster’s statement is brilliant.

bw222 on April 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM

I referred, of course, to Huckabee’s statement. ^^^

thatsafactjack on April 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM

I just watched a clip of this weekends show where Huckabee and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council sit there an bemoan the fact that the Chik-Fil-A Chairman put out a statement that although his “personal” beliefs remain the same, the business itself is going to practice “tolerance” and “acceptance” and these two were just aghast at the “capitulation” and “surrender” and “retreat”.

If Sharpton and Jackson are “race hustlers”, Huckabee and Perkins are “gay hustlers”. How do you like that, fellas?

Marcus on April 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Let’s put things in context. Compared to Jeb’s “Being an illegal alien is an act of love,” the Huckster’s statement is brilliant.

bw222 on April 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM

But he thinks that too, doesn’t he?

vlad martel on April 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Let’s put things in context. Compared to Jeb’s “Being an illegal alien is an act of love,” the Huckster’s statement is brilliant.

bw222 on April 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Heh, Jeb and Huck are two love-feathers. To Hades with both, on amnesty.

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM

It will provide Huck with an opening spiel for his show.

The fools will lap it up. The other fools will call them all Akins.

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 12:17 PM

If Sharpton and Jackson are “race hustlers”, Huckabee and Perkins are “gay hustlers”. How do you like that, fellas?

Marcus on April 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I’d say that your comparison doesn’t hold water. I’ve seen both Huckabee and Perkins talk about other issues at length, and when it comes to marriage, they’re each able to provide reasoned arguments as to marriage serving a purpose of creating a stable environment for the creation and raising of children, and they object to the gay lobby’s push to simultaneously hijack that purpose and engage in sexual exhibitionism.

When Sharpton and Jackson talk about race, show me anything approaching that level of reason. Instead, we get hyperventilating about how Trayvon Martin was wronged, or that voter ID is disenfranchisement (although no one ever seems to be able to communicate how).

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Maher: U.S. Moral Authority Undercut Because We’re Not That Great Either

But it is a shame that our use of moral authority is undercut by the fact that we’re not that great either

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Where’d I put my flamethrower?

cbenoistd on April 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

I’d disagree on that one. Huckabee’s catching flak from the left because they hate social conservatives, and he’s catching flak from the right from the economic conservatives (who hate him for raising taxes in Arkansas to balance the budget) and libertarians (who are actually part of the left on social issues, but don’t like paying taxes).
Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I’d disagree with your libertarian comment. While one can certainly argue that about “big L” libertarians, ie the actual Libertarian Party, it is not at all necessarily true about “little l” libertarians as you wrote.

Little “l” libertarians are essentially Jeffersonian liberals. Most I know of want, for example, the social engineering to stop. We typically hate social engineering whether it be welfare systems that encourage unwed births and sloth or tax credits benefiting marriage and family. We know, as did our Founders, that there is a natural law in the world that has a way of weeding out non-functional and self-damaging behavior. For one example, economics favor an intact nuclear family with children IF the gov’t and the welfare state stay the heck out of it excepting very short term assistance for actual hardship.

Eliminating gov’t social engineering actually naturally supports, encourages and at the end of the day leaves the conservative supported family structures and society as the overwhelmingly predominate status as natural selection causes the dysfunctional, non-productive sub-cultures to crumble and stops rewarding bad behaviors through the redistribution of confiscated productive-citizen wealth. That is, little “l” libertarian views end up naturally with a more of a traditionally conservative-backed world than social engineering conservatives such as Huckabee can even imagine.

Political positions are not linear, but circular. You will see the far-right wing types carrying most of the same signs as the far left wing types. They both seek to impose their view of the world on the citizens using their own confiscated wealth, and gov’t force camoufloged as caring munificence and security.

deepdiver on April 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

It’s called exaggerating for effect.

crankyoldlady on April 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM

If I cared what Bill Maher said, I’d get HBO.

cbenoistd on April 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM

The Chik-Fil-A Chief said that “hey, we’re not looking to be hostile towards any group as a company” and these two goobers look like complete stereotypical white rednecks trying to find offense in that. It’s a hell of a clip. Two Gomers.

Marcus on April 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Ooops, left out tying my comments back to the thread … I see Huckabee as just a right wing Obama. He wants to do everything Obama does, just in the opposite political direction. Whether the boot on my neck is embossed with a sickle or a cross makes no difference.

deepdiver on April 14, 2014 at 12:28 PM

The Chik-Fil-A Chief said that “hey, we’re not looking to be hostile towards any group as a company” and these two goobers look like complete stereotypical white rednecks trying to find offense in that. It’s a hell of a clip. Two Gomers.

Marcus on April 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I take it this is the clip you’re talking about.

Huckabee and Perkins both come off pretty well in my view. Huckabee claims that the founder apologized for taking a position (technically Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A CEO called it a “mistake”) on marriage. Obviously if you believe in traditional marriage, it isn’t a mistake to voice support for it. So I think your characterization is completely wrong.

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Huck is a populist. But, I’m not sure this statement was one of his popular statements.

Huck’s running though…not sure how well he will do in fund-raising and his popularity among the base is slim

Redford on April 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM

The response’s here to Huckabee disturbs me. Where the opposition should encourage me, the impetus behind that opposition disheartens me.

Huckabee sends shivers down most people here’s spines, though those are knee jerk shivers, instinctively you just know something is wrong. Tragically, most of you lack the foundational knowledge and education to discern exactly why Huckabee sends those shivers down your spine.

Why Huckabee sends shivers down your spines.

1) countless high profile televangelist scandals.

But that is not the substance.

Most American’s have some passing knowledge or rudimentary education in Christian theology. Knowing how to put gasoline or oil in your car does not make you a mechanic, knowing how to find HotAir on your browser does not make you a computer programmer, just as knowing John 3:16 does not make you a theologian.

The problem.

Marxism.

Since the 1920′s Marxism has been steadily infiltrating Mainstream American Christian Theology. Since the 1960′s the vast majority of American primary educations facilities have been engaging to various degree’s in Marxist indoctrination, though, without admitting exactly what they are doing. (Culminating finally in Common Core).

Like Santorum, Huckabee has been preaching a Marxist tainted Gospel, that Marxist infected theology dictates his decision making process. The various flavors of “Liberation theology” of which both Santorum and Huckabee are advocates of, are Marxist ideology injected into Christian theology as a transitional ideological primer for Marxism.

Most here get this, but only at a pure gut level. You instinctively know something is wrong with Huckabee, but cannot put your finger on exactly what it is. You cannot put your finger on what it is, because like Pavlov’s dogs, you have been indoctrinated and conditioned all of your lives to believe that any talk of Marxist infiltration of America, is tin-foil hat conspiracy theory stuff.

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM

This is the guy who backed Aiken to the bitter end..

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 12:40 PM

This is the guy who backed Aiken to the bitter end..

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 12:40 PM

When Akin blew up, there was also no time to find a replacement. The GOP establishment never put one forward. The only effort that they made to get Akin out was a scorched-earth effort, when they could have handled things privately.

Akin was the only game in town, and Huckabee put his support behind the nominee, who, by the way, apologized for his remark. That’s a lot better than I can say for much of the GOP establishment (*cough*RomneyRyanPriebus*cough*).

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Bill Maher Does U.S. Really Have Moral Authority to Lecture Putin About Human Rights?

Very telling

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Like Santorum, Huckabee has been preaching a Marxist tainted Gospel, that Marxist infected theology dictates his decision making process. The various flavors of “Liberation theology” of which both Santorum and Huckabee are advocates of, are Marxist ideology injected into Christian theology as a transitional ideological primer for Marxism.

Most here get this, but only at a pure gut level. You instinctively know something is wrong with Huckabee, but cannot put your finger on exactly what it is. You cannot put your finger on what it is, because like Pavlov’s dogs, you have been indoctrinated and conditioned all of your lives to believe that any talk of Marxist infiltration of America, is tin-foil hat conspiracy theory stuff.

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Serving the poor and taking care of the needy have been hallmarks of Christianity since its inception, which predates Marx by nearly two millennia. Putting one’s faith and principles into policy as they do, including taking care of the sick and elderly (which Catholics such as Santorum view as corporal works of mercy), they’re going to express some level of support for social insurance programs such as social security and Medicare. That’s hardly Marxism, especially when Marx himself called religion the opiate of the masses.

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Huckchuck has once more demonstrated his utter unsuitability for national office.

CatoRenasci on April 14, 2014 at 12:49 PM

cschande, did you resurrect?

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Huckabee/Chelsea — 2016

Schadenfreude on April 14, 2014 at 1:10 PM

I would be willing to bet some of you who cannot stand Santorum
think Huckabee is swell…

Here’s a little nugget from Huckabee to “reinforce” how
Swell you think he is…

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Not this fox:-) Never cared for Huckabee. I voted for Gingrich in the Primary because I thot he was the only one to take on Obama.
Santorum would have been my second choice, had Gingrich not stayed in.

I think Santorum allowed the MSM and other Establishment R’s to draw him into the Religion area and that was a mistake imo.

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM

This is the guy who backed Aiken to the bitter end..

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Yes he did, but I’m not sure it was for the reason that Akin won the primary.

The real reason that the Establishment R’s and Rove/RNC turned against Akin, was because he was a Conservative. Akin’s comment was just an excuse they were looking for.

Now, times have changed! McConnell/Boehner/McCain and the rest of them come right out and tell us they hate Conservatives & the Tea Party Candidates!!

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 1:20 PM

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Serving the poor and taking care of the needy have been hallmarks of Christianity since its inception, which predates Marx by nearly two millennia. Putting one’s faith and principles into policy as they do, including taking care of the sick and elderly (which Catholics such as Santorum view as corporal works of mercy), they’re going to express some level of support for social insurance programs such as social security and Medicare. That’s hardly Marxism, especially when Marx himself called religion the opiate of the masses.

Stoic Patriot on April 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Tragic. You seem to neither know the precepts of Christian theology or the principals of Marxism. Knowing neither, you are incapable of distinguishing between the two.

Preaching the Gospel is and always has been the responsibility of Christendom. Understanding the gospel at it’s most fundamental and foundational level means understanding that every single human soul has the exact same value to God.

“And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.”

Charity in Christian theology is and always has been a personal responsibility, not a corporate one. The Marxist’s ideological precept “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need” is the diametric opposite to Christan theology.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

The inability of so many to distinguish the difference between Christs directive to take personal responsibility, and Marxism’s advocacy to abdicate personal responsibility to the State is what has allowed Marxism to infect Christianity.

One is real, the other is a very sophisticated forgery. You will never spot the forgery, if you are not intimately familiar with the authentic article. Christianity is not about serving the poor and taking care of the needy, it’s about genuinely loving your fellow man.

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 1:26 PM

I just watched a clip of this weekends show where Huckabee and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council sit there an bemoan the fact that the Chik-Fil-A Chairman put out a statement that although his “personal” beliefs remain the same, the business itself is going to practice “tolerance” and “acceptance” and these two were just aghast at the “capitulation” and “surrender” and “retreat”.

If Sharpton and Jackson are “race hustlers”, Huckabee and Perkins are “gay hustlers”. How do you like that, fellas?

Marcus on April 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Nonsense. Huckabee and Perkins would be ‘traditional marriage hustlers’, and that’s fine.

slickwillie2001 on April 14, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Huck was correct about everything he said in that clip…and I’d bet his “North Korea” reference was certainly off-the-cuff. I don’t always agree with Huckabee, but his intentions are noble, he’s a great speaker, and seemingly a nice, honest guy.

But he’d be raked over the coals since Huck is a YEC’er…Evangelicals are the target du jour of the Left these days. Even if there were a Bush/Huckabee ticket, Huck would be dead weight walking.

JetBoy on April 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM

But he’d be raked over the coals since Huck is a YEC’er…Evangelicals are the target du jour of the Left these days. Even if there were a Bush/Huckabee ticket, Huck would be dead weight walking.

JetBoy on April 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Not only Evangelicals, but anyone that is for Traditional Marriage, as you know. We all know what happened at Mozilla.

Due to the fact that this Administration, Congress and the Supreme Court have divided the American people into sectors, our Constitution is being shredded. Instead of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights applying to every American Citizen, we now have “Special” rights for various sectors of them.

“A House divided cannot stand” was and is true. The motive for all of these “Special” rights? Divide and conquer.

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

JetBoy on April 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM

I know this is somewhat off topic, but while I’m thinking about it, I’d like to ask you something.

What do you lack that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights doesn’t give you?

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Not this fox:-) Never cared for Huckabee. I voted for Gingrich in the Primary because I thot he was the only one to take on Obama.
Santorum would have been my second choice, had Gingrich not stayed in.

I think Santorum allowed the MSM and other Establishment R’s to draw him into the Religion area and that was a mistake imo.

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM

I would not change anything you typed. Agree 100%

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

The inability of so many to distinguish the difference between Christs directive to take personal responsibility, and Marxism’s advocacy to abdicate personal responsibility to the State is what has allowed Marxism to infect Christianity.

One is real, the other is a very sophisticated forgery. You will never spot the forgery, if you are not intimately familiar with the authentic article. Christianity is not about serving the poor and taking care of the needy, it’s about genuinely loving your fellow man.

oscarwilde on April 14, 2014 at 1:26 PM

I agree there is a great difference and those that have had their eyes and ears open understand this. I think Christs’ answer was very poignant in that he used a Samaritan. In John 4:9b, “for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.” The fact that Christ made the point using a Samaritan speaks of the lawyer asking the question.

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 2:10 PM

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM

I would not change anything you typed. Agree 100%

ToddPA on April 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Thanks. Many of my family members voted for Santorum because they agreed with his positions and I did too. I certainly would have preferred him over Romney but I’ve stated my reasons for my vote.

bluefox on April 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Stupid comment. The huck should stick to preaching

mumbojumbo on April 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

If that’s a stupid comment, what does it say about preachers?

****

The Schmuckabee is no different than Bill Maher: Each is a master at throwing bombs and making inflammatory and idiotic statements to get the cameras and microphones pointed at them.

“Sometimes I think…” just to prevent him from being accountable on grounds of insanity.

The US. North Korea. Yeah. And there’s more elegant cuisine at Burger King than the Institute Cordon Bleu de Culinaire.

This is a prime example of how FoxNews has no right to claim it’s any better than MSNBC, The View or The Young Turks.

thejackal on April 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM

The freak out over this dumb bit of hyperbole is as dumb as the comment itself. Get a grip, people.

flipflop on April 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM