Saturday, December 30, 2006



Arkansas' Governor Mike Huckabee is reaching out.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says if he runs for president he won't be a Republican who will "scare the living daylights" out of independents and moderate Democrats. "I think I would appeal to true conservatives for whom conservatism doesn't mean they're angry at everybody," Huckabee said in an interview with The Associated Press. "My brand of conservatism is not an angry, hostile brand. It's one that says 'conservative' means we want to conserve the best of our culture, society, principles and values and pass them on."
Suddenly it's important to appeal to everybody in the country who's not a raving rightwinger? Isn't it amazing what one little election can do. He's going to have to do more than offer reassurances, though. He's still a Republican, and this turnabout doesn't mean we can expect fair play from any Republican.

But but but all the Blue Doggers and DLC types and all the GOP/Media types are saying that this election showed that America was moving to the right! How can this be?!?!


Of course, by the time 2008 rolls around, anyone capable of surviving the GOP selection process -- a process which will be dominated by whatever right-wing goofballs are remaining after everyone sane and/or moral has turned Indie, joined the Democrats, or simply quit politics altogether -- will be utterly unelectable by the general population. Which is what makes Huckabee's vain squirmings so entertaining.
There is something very strange about a man who would belong to a party that he knows scares the living daylights out of two-thirds of Americans.

What does he do at the RNC meetings? Live on Valium?
There isn't enough valium on the entire planet for that.

He's gotta be smacking up.

Or just silly. Really, he's just plain unelectable. Didn't Buffy the Vampire Slayer put a stick in this guy?
I'd advise you to learn more about Huckabee before writing him off.
Blue State Republican, you may have missed the point of the post. I wasn't writing off Huckabee. I was marveling at the irony that a Republican would announce that he's farther to the left than his own party, after all this time of The Usual Suspects declaring that Democrats with aspirations to higher office have to position themselves to the right of where their party is perceived to be. What Huckabee said is the opposite of what the Convention Wisdom has been.
MEC, you should follow BlueStateRepublican's link. Paul Weyrich is endorsing Huckabee! That means every American will love him!

Here's some selected examples of what BlueStateRepublican thinks does not scare the daylights out of people:

1. Zach,
Being soft on gay marriage is more than enough to put McCain to the left of the GOP. Add to that his occasional softness on abortion and you've got yourself a wholly undependable conservative. BSR
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by Bluestaterepublican to RebekahT
On News/Activism 04/09/2006 11:31:26 AM PDT

How do you like paying for all the heart surgeries, knee and hip surgeries, gastric bypasses and cancer costs for all the Medicaid and Medicare patients who smoke, eat to much and lay on the couch all day? It is costing the taxpayers literally BILLIONS.

Yeah, that should really be a popular campaign slogan: only treat the morally deserving.
Charles, it looks like Blue State Republican is an example of what Huckabee's distancing himself from.

As I said, you can't expect fair play from Republicans.
Bingo, MEC.

Huckabee took a look in the mirror and was so shocked by what he saw that he tried to pull his face off.
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