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Anyone Have Some Holy Water?

Posted by Mike on January 13, 2008

She Who Must Not Be Named campaigned in a church today, causing some bystanders to believe they witnessed a miracle after they saw no lightning.

At this point in the campaign, the media sees nothing wrong with campaigning in a church. I expect they will apply the same standard the next time Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee are within five miles of a Christian place of worship.

AP photo

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Huckabee Presents False Choice

Posted by Mike on January 13, 2008

Mike Huckabee’s recent comments that social conservatives are unwelcome to lead the Republican Party is quite perplexing. Since 1980, Republican voters have demanded that any candidate wishing to be President of the United States must also support the right of every child to be born. In fact, the Republican Party is so welcoming to social conservatives that the last four Presidential nominees, Reagan, Bush, Dole, and Bush, have all been pro-life social conservatives. This year, with the exception of Rudy Giuliani, every one of the leading Republican candidates are pro-life, social conservatives. Huckabee is simply wrong on this point and I suspect he knows it.

In addition to being wrong, Huckabee is presenting our party a false choice. Social, fiscal, and foreign policy conservatism are not mutually exclusive. Social conservatives are quite capable of also supporting limited government and a hawkish foreign policy with or without the approval of Euroleftists. Our previous nominees who ran on this platform were quite successful and certainly welcome as leaders of the Republican Party.

The trouble with Mike Huckabee is not his social conservatism. Those views are right in line with Republican thinking. Huckabee’s problem with many in our party is the fact that he is a liberal on so many other issues. Fred Thompson brought this up at the most recent debate (spontaneous crowd reaction included in this video), earning him rave reviews and a spike in fundraising.

Huckabee’s responded to Fred’s mention of his record of course. The problem is that he did so in a manner reminiscent of Beavis and Butthead. If this is how Huckabee responds to a one-minute flashback of his record, how on earth is he going to respond when She Who Must Not Be Named runs an ad that goes something like this?

Hat tip on first link to The Right Wing Nut House and Mark Levin.

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Sindey Blumenthal: DWI

Posted by Ryan on January 13, 2008

Remember this guy?  Sidney Blumenthal was one of those Clinton hacks that we hoped we’d never have to see again.  His m.o. was to immediately dig up dirt on any Clinton accuser in order to deflect the core issue.  Quite sleazy.  Now he’s an adviser to She Who Must Not Be Named’s run for the White House (surprise surprise).

Well, Mr. Blumenthal was caught Driving While Intoxicated in Nashua, New Hampshire.  He refused the breathalyzer, failed the field sobriety test, and was handcuffed, booked and fingerprinted, and held in custody for a few hours while he sobered up. 

But you know what the big kicker is? 

All this happened last Monday, the day before the super-close New Hampshire primary!  Does the MSM think we’re that stupid, holding onto a story for a week in order to provide cover for SWMNBN?  You know this story would have dominated the news all primary day, probably pushing the undecideds in O’Bama’s direction.  This is but a taste of what’s to come in the general: the MSM, not doing their job of reporting, rather actively campaigning for their favorite troll.

Mugshot from the Smoking Gun.

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