Who is Mike Huckabee?

A few excerpts from yesterday's
Wall Street Journal editorial titled:

Another Man From Hope

Betsy Hagan, Arkansas director of the conservative Eagle Forum and a key backer of his early runs for office, was once "his No. 1 fan." She was bitterly disappointed with his record. "He was pro-life and pro-gun, but otherwise a liberal," she says. "Just like Bill Clinton he will charm you, but don't be surprised if he takes a completely different turn in office."

Phyllis Schlafly, president of the national Eagle Forum, is even more blunt. "He destroyed the conservative movement in Arkansas, and left the Republican Party a shambles," she says. "Yet some of the same evangelicals who sold us on George W. Bush as a 'compassionate conservative' are now trying to sell us on Mike Huckabee."

I guess I was intrigued by the Eagle Forum comments because of the mention of the 'compassionate conservative' that I twice vote for. My disappointment with our current president and many who call themselevs conservatives is that they do not embrace fiscal conservatism and play on many of our social conservative leanings manipulating us with 'life' issues as they continue to spend our money like flaming liberals.
To be fair, you will want to read this rebuttal of the WSJ editorial. The rebuttal says that the Eagle Forum disappointment stems from Huckabee's positions on immigration. Take a look at both and judge for yourself.

1 comment:

  1. Much agreed. I hear conservative talkshow hosts go on an on about Democrat "tax and spend" policies. Meanwhile all we see from this conservative government is "spend and tax". Pot meet kettle, kettle this is pot.

    These same folks would debate conservative tax increases but they should do the math on the national debt + Iraq + Afghanistan + defense spending = trillions for someone to pay, if not us then our children.

    Sometimes I think that the bipartisan system really is a two-headed person controlled by the same corporate interest groups


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