records as governor destroyed
HUCKABEE EXPLAINS HOW TO FRY A SQUIRREL
HUCKABEE WANTS TO AMEND CONSTITUTION TO
HUCKABEE HUNG UP ON GAYS
HUCKABEE DOESN'T THINK INTELLIGENT DESIGN
STONE MEETS REVEREND HUCKABEE
HUCKABEE'S VIEWS ON CANADA'S NATIONAL IGLOO
REV. HUCKABEE WANTS WIVES TO BE SUBMISSIVE
TO HUSBANDS JUST LIKE THE CHURCH IS SUBMISSIVE TO CHRIST
REVEREND HUCKABEE WOULD BAN ABORTIONS, CONSIDERS
HOMOSEXUALITY A MATTER OF CHOICE
HUCKABEE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HUNTING ANY
BETTER THAN HE UNDERSTANDS CHRISTIANITY
HUCKABEE EQUATED ENVIRONMENTALISTS WITH
PORNOGRAPHERS AND HOMOSEXUALITY WITH PEDOPHILIA AND NECROPHILIA
HUCKABEE'S NONSENSE OF THE DAY
MEET MIKE HUCKABEE'S PALS
HUCKABEE THINKS GITMO IS 'TOO NICE'
HUCKABEE HANGS WITH CHRISTIAN EXTREMIST
SUPPORTERS AND STAFF HAD TO KEEP HUCKABEE
IN CUFFLINKS AND COWBOY BOOTS
SON INVOLVED IN HANGING OF STRAY DOG
HUCKABEE CLAIMS DEGREE HE DOESN'T HAVE
THE HUCKABEES: FIRST FAMILY OR TV SERIES?
HUCKABEE WANTS WIVES TO BE SUBMISSIVE TO
HIDDEN TALES OF THE HUCKABEE-CLINTON LINK
HUCKABEE CALLED HOMOSEXUALITY 'SINFUL'
HUCKSTERBEE USED WEDDING REGISTRY TO 'EASE
TRANSITION' FROM GOVERNOR'S MANSION
HE ALSO HAD DESTROYED THE HARD DRIVES OF
83 COMPUTERS AND FOUR SERVERS IN HIS LAST DAYS OF OFFICE.
THE HUCKSTER JOINS OTHER ARKANSAS CITIZENS
IN DISCUSSING CANADIAN AFFAIRS
[START AT MINUTE
MIKE HUCKSTERBEE CREDITS HIS POLL PROGRESS
FURTHERMORE, HE THINKS JESUS WOULD SUPPORT
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BECAUSE HE DIDN'T ASK FOR CLEMENCY ON THE
STONE MEETS REVEREND HUCKABEE
MATT TAIBBI, ROLLING STONE - Mike Huckabee
represents something that is either tremendously encouraging
or deeply disturbing, depending on your point of view: a marriage
of Christian fundamentalism with economic populism. Rather than
employing the patented Bush-Rove tactic of using abortion and
gay rights to hoodwink low-income Christians into supporting
patrician, pro-corporate policies, Huckabee is a bigger-government
Republican who emphasizes prison reform and poverty relief. In
the world of GOP politics, he represents something entirely new
-- a cross between John Edwards and Jerry Falwell, an ordained
Southern Baptist preacher who actually seems to give a shit about
the working poor.
But Huckabee is also something else: full-blown
nuts, a Christian goofball of the highest order. He believes
the Earth may be only 6,000 years old, angrily rejects the evidence
that human beings evolved from "primates" and thinks
America wouldn't need so much Mexican labor if we allowed every
aborted fetus to grow up and enter the workforce. . .
As governor of Arkansas, he outraged Republicans
with his plan to expand health coverage for children, his embrace
of refugees from Katrina and his support for subsidized higher
education for the children of illegal immigrants. Worse still,
from a Republican standpoint, Huckabee showed little hesitation
in raising taxes to pay for such programs -- one analysis claims
that new taxes initiated during his tenure resulted in a net
tax increase of $505 million. Even Max Brantley, editor of the
Arkansas Times and one of Huckabee's most ferocious critics,
concedes that the candidate's populism isn't an act. . .
For all his political waffling in other
areas -- Huckabee has flip-flopped on a host of earthly political
issues, from taxes to local control of school boards -- he leaves
absolutely no doubt about his commitment to religious wackohood.
Huckabee gave [a] damning glimpse into
his inner batshit self in a recent appearance at the Prestonwood
Baptist Church near Dallas, where he told audiences that Christians
are sitting in the pole position of the race to Armageddon. "If
you're with Jesus Christ, we know how it turns out in the final
moment," he said. "I've read the last chapter in the
book, and we do end up winning."
Winning? I ask Huckabee when, exactly,
he thinks victory will arrive. "When I was eighteen, I thought
I had it pretty well figured out," he says. "I thought
the end of the world was coming at any moment." But when
I ask how his views have changed, he says only that he is "less
adamant now." Huckabee, with the wisdom of age, apparently
believes we have at least a day or two left until the end of
The troubling thing about Huckabee's God
rhetoric is that a man who is glad that Christians will "win"
at Armageddon must be happy about the rest of us losing. When
I press him on whether he believes all non-Christians are eternally
damned, Huckabee is evasive. "Being president isn't about
picking who goes to heaven and who goes to hell," he says.
When none other than Bill O'Reilly hammered him on the same point
a day later, Huckabee conceded that "I believe Jesus is
the way to heaven.". . .
This God stuff isn't just talk with Huck.
One of his first acts as governor was to block Medicaid from
funding an abortion for a mentally retarded teenager who had
been raped by her stepfather -- an act in direct violation of
federal law, which requires states to pay for abortions in cases
of rape. "The state didn't fund a single such abortion while
Huckabee was governor," says Dr. William Harrison of the
Fayetteville Women's Clinic. "Zero."
As president, Huck would support a constitutional
amendment banning abortion and would give science a back seat
to religion. "Science changes with every generation and
with new discoveries, and God doesn't," he says. "So
I'll stick with God if the two are in conflict."
. . .
REVEREND HUCKABEE WOULD BAN ABORTIONS,
CONSIDERS HOMOSEXUALITY A MATTER OF CHOICE
RAW STORY - According to presidential candidate
Mike Huckabee, homosexual behavior is a choice. "We may
have certain tendencies, but [we choose] how we behave and how
we carry out our behavior," Huckabee said in an interview
Sunday with Tim Russert of MSNBC's "Meet the Press."
Huckabee is known for his controversial remarks regarding homosexuality;
as Russert reminded him, Huckabee once said he felt it was a
"aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle."
Although Huckabee asked Russert to understand
that "when a Christian speaks of sin, a Christian says all
of us are sinners," he asserted that "the perfection
of God is seen in a marriage in which one man, one woman live
together as a couple committed to each other as life partners.".
When Russert then asked why he would ban
all abortions, Huckabee responded, "that's not just because
I'm a Christian, that's because I'm an American. Our founding
fathers said that we're all created equal."
He believes that a ban on abortion would
not be an example of imposing his faith on Americans, but that
his pro-life stance is "a human belief. It goes to the heart
of who we are as a civilization."
"If you take the life and suction
out the pieces of an unborn child for no reason than its inconvenience
to the mother, I don't think you've lived up to your Hippocratic
Oath of doing no harm," Huckabee said.
Therefore, he said he would support "sanctioning"
doctors who perform abortions.
HUCKABEE DOESN'T THINK INTELLIGENT DESIGN INCLUDES TORNADOS
DAVID KNOWLES - From the LA Times comes
a rather disturbing tale of the way in which Mike Huckabee wielded
his religious sword as Governor of Arkansas. In particular, one
incident involved quick passage of a bill designed to aid tornado
victims in the town of Arkadelphia.
"Five days after the tornado tore
through the state, this city of 10,000 lay in ruins. The cyclone
destroyed an office building, a bank, a pharmacy and 70 other
businesses. The electricity was out. The National Guard patrolled
the streets. Six people were dead. In Little Rock, GOP Gov. Mike
Huckabee was reviewing a disaster insurance measure that he intended
to support when he become troubled: The bill, drawing on centuries-old
legal terminology, referred to natural disasters as 'acts of
So, because he could not fathom his God
wreaking such senseless destruction upon the world, Huckabee
held up the measure for three more weeks, imploring lawmakers
to change the apparently contentious wording from "acts
of God" to "natural disasters." Clearly, as one
Arkansas state legislator suggested at the time, Job and Exodus--with
their numerous super-natural plagues--do not appear to be Huckabee's
favorite parts of the Old Testament. . .
AP - Huckabee said, "I refuse to walk
through tornado damage and to say that what destroyed it was
God and what built it back was only human beings. I saw God protect
a lot of people, save a lot of people. That's an act of God,
Arkansas' House, after debating God's role
in the world, decided to use both phrases. "To say God didn't
create tornadoes is just like saying he didn't create spring
rains," said Rep. Jim Luker, a Democrat.