Sunday, November 23, 2008
Mike Huckabee and "conservative" America
Mike Huckabee, the ex-governor of Arkansas, the ex-Baptist preacher, the ex-presidential candidate, never gives up. His lop-sided grin is showing itself on various talk shows, political rallies, and at gatherings of downtrodden conservatives everywhere. His lop-sided political stance that doesn't have a lick of sense is popping up on the radio, in articles and in books.
In fact, ol' Huck has just written another book, Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America.
Now, ol' Huck doesn't believe that Obama won by a landslide. Just one percentage point, he says. 52 to 48 doth not a landslide make, he says. Only 4 points he says. No biggie, he says.
Huck, however, fails to note the massive move in Congress toward the Democratic (read "left") side of the aisle; a movement that is still going on in Georgia and Minnesota. Something happened in this last election and whether Huck wants to call it a landslide or an avalanche is really beside the point.
You see, Huck, like so many extremist fundamentalist Christians who think they should be president so they can lead the country back to their god, tends to turn away from reality.
Why did Obama win? Well, he ran "an absolutely flawless, masterful campaign" says Huck. Yup. But. really, why did Obama win? Well, he didn't show us who he really is, says Huck. He didn't say, "at least openly -- that he was going to redistribute people's income and that he would be a very pro-abortion-type president."
Aha! Obama isn't even in office yet, but Huckabee knows that he's going to do what Huckabee said he didn't say he would do.
Ol' Huck must think he's still on the campaign trail, tossing out those discarded and tattered McCain/Palin attempts at character-assassination.
But he is a believer! That's the trouble with Huck and fundamentalist Christians in general -- they "believe" even without any evidence.
So Huck says "I think most Americans are pro-life. Most believe in the Second Amendment. Most believe that smaller government is better than big government."
In other words, Huck is completely out-of-touch. Huck does not know what the hell is going on in this country. Huck better head back to the Baptists and see if he can get another preacher job. He's a perfect fit as they don't need any evidence for their beliefs, either!