OverviewMike Huckabee is a Republican running for president in 2008. He won the Iowa caucus in January 2008, and is currently the Republican front-runner.
- Mike Huckabee's Ties to "Cult of Character" Evangelist Bill Gothard
- 2008-05-16 [Talk|Index] Huckabee quips about gun aimed at Obama § “Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech, Huckabee said: "That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he – he dove for the floor." .. There were only a few murmurs in the crowd after the remark.” Somewhat bizarrely worded... a veiled threat? Obama wasn't even present at the event. 2010-09-25 Update: this comment now seems mild compared to much of the violent anti-Obama, anti-liberal rhetoric which has become common since the election.
- 2008-01-23 [Talk|Index] Huckabee Compares America to Nazi Germany § -- not because of Bush's abuses of power, but rather because of the legality of abortion
- 2008-01-22 [Talk|Index] A Stealth Campaign to Help Huck: Uncovered § “...the Patriot Pastor model was exported to Texas -- where the Texas Restoration Project is not only thriving, but serves as a national model of organizing... Their effort ... appears to be a stealth campaign on behalf of Mike Huckabee...”
- 2008-01-19 [Talk|Index] BREAKING: Mike Huckabee member of Bill Gothard cult § “So far, he's admitted he's part of the "Left Behind" fandom crowd, he's gotten endorsements and help from hate groups (like a pastor linked with "Watchmen On The Walls" who also wants to kick all non-dominionists out of the country), released rapist-killers from prison, wants to change the constitution to make the US a de jure theocracy, and rather explicitly has invoked "God's Army" in his speeches.”
- 2008-01-08 [Talk|Index] Huckabee's New Baptist Vision § “Huckabee sees his calling as a higher mandate than merely being a Christian minister. The modern Baptist church has evolved to such a stance. Now the Southern Baptist Convention has shifted its model of Christian activism that once centered on mission work”
- 2008-01-03 [Talk|Index] I
HeartHuckabee § “Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who has actively sought union support during his campaign, crossed WGA picket lines outside NBC studios in Burbank Wednesday in order to appear on the Tonight Show, all while offering several (often lame) excuses for his actions.” He claimed he was under the impression that all late-night shows had somehow been granted some kind of "special dispensation" from the strike.
- 2007-12-24 [Talk|Index] Mike Huckabee with Bill Gothard Last Week in Houston § “presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has close ties to fringe evangelist/tycoon Bill Gothard, who runs the little-known Chicago-area Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) and a string of affiliated businesses. It's been widely reported that Gothard's organizations advocate strict authoritarianism and blind obedience. Allegations of child abuse such as locking kids for extended periods in "prayer closets" and other misconduct have led to investigations.”
- 2007-12-24 [Talk|Index] Hucka"Bomb" Mis-fires § “Unlike Huckabee's, soon to be called, Huckabust, Dr. Paul's first MoneyBomb was never discussed by the Main Stream Media (MSM). Yet, he raised nearly $4.4 million that day by the internet savvy of his grassroots supporters.” Yet Huckabee's big money-raising day netted only $95,000.”
- 2008-01-15 (upld date) Huckabee: Amend Constitution to Reflect God's Standards: "I have opponents in this race... who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God, and that's what we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family."
- There are so many problems with this quip that I know I don't have time to do it justice... W.
- And yet, from Huckabee's web site: "I firmly believe that the Constitution must be interpreted according to its original meaning, and flatly reject the notion of a "living Constitution." The meaning of the Constitution cannot be changed by judicial fiat. The powers delegated to the federal government by the Constitution come from "We the People," and judges have no right to prohibit the people from passing democratically-enacted laws unless we have explicitly authorized them to do so." He starts out sounding like he doesn't think the Constitution should be changed, but then he clarifies a little bit by saying that judges (presumably including those on the US Supreme Court) shouldn't have the right to interpret the Constitution, and only the people should. So, who decides, when there's a conflict? What if "we the people" vote for something which clearly violates the original meaning of the Constitution? This sounds an awful lot like he's trying to clear the way for certain well-to-do religious groups to popularize some very un-Constitutional changes to the Constitution... maybe starting with that "unpopular" separation of church and state. -W.
- 2008-01-15 Geist: Take Away the Charm and Huckabee's a Crackpot: right-wing website stops just short of criticizing Huckabee, and instead turns it into a criticism of media "hypocrisy" for not pointing out that Obama had done "something very similar, going into a church to preach his political word". I'm sorry, but those two things are in no way equivalent. -W.