Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Huckabee's Anti-Citizen Mood

"Huckabee: Anti-Alien Mood has Racist Strain"

That was the title of this Paul Barton article. Normally I don't consider the Democrat-Gazette a reliable source of information, but Barton's articles have been correct and these comments are all too typical of things that Governor Huckabee would say.

Barton quoted Huckabee as saying, “If I were to say some of it is driven by just sheer racism, I think I would be telling you the truth,” Huckabee said as he shared sandwiches and salad with close to 20 national and regional political reporters.

“I’m not saying everybody who is very, very angry [about immigration ] is a racist. I want to be very clear about that. But I’ve had conversations with people, and it became evident what they really didn’t like is that people didn’t look like them, didn’t talk like them and didn’t celebrate the holidays they do, and they just had a problem with it.”

He said many politicians take advantage of that. “We’ve got people in my own state certainly that have used this as a way to fling red meat out at crowds,” he said, without mentioning names."

(Continued- click WEDNESDAY below and scroll down for rest of article, or if sent directly here just scroll down)

11 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Look, I have voted for Mike Huckabee on many occassions. I did not come into this thing against Mike Huckabee. His choices have brought me to the point where I have to be. This man, who ran for Governor his SECOND time mouthing rhetoric about "local control of schools", has earned my distrust.

That is really sad. Let me tell you how big a Mike Huckabee fan I was. When Jim Guy Tucker seemed to renig on his promise to step down from the Governor's office at the last minute, Lt. Gov. Huckabee briefly called for people to come to Little Rock to protest. I was prepared to go. And in the foolish days of my hot-headed youth, if he had said "come and bring your gun" I might have even done that.

If Gov. Huckabee was simply warning people who want our immigration laws enforced against a minority within the movement that could lead them astray, then I am in full agreement. I believe in the Bibical doctrine of the Brotherhood of Man. I condemn racism and the Sovereignty Movement does not need to make alliances with racists.

But that is not what is going on here. They, establishment politicos from both parties (you have only the illusion of choice on many issues), are trying to shut Americans up on the immigration issue by playing the race card.

Middle America does not want to be thought of as racist, so establishment politicians use their bully pulpits to bully Americians into accepting an near infinite supply of cheap labor by playing the race card. "You WILL accept a loss in standard of living, and you WILL accept a change in your culture towards the values, attitudes, and mores of third world societies that don't work well. If you don't, why you are probably a racist!"

Let's consider Mexico. Mexico has exported a good chunk of it's criminal and welfare class to the United States. They are not representative of the Mexican people as a whole, they are a subset of the population most willing to commit crimes. The illegal aliens consist mostly of young men daring enough to sneak into another country illegally. Racism has nothing to do with it. This group in ANY culture is one more likely to commit crimes.

President Bush's answer, and Huckabee's too, is to make them all "guest workers" and end illegal immigration by letting in over 100 million new aliens over the next 20 years. It would be like tackling the illegal drup program by making all drugs legal!

The establishment may use the bully pulpit to try to bully us into silence on this issue with the race card, but I for one refuse to be bullied. I never have liked bullies.

I like them even less when they presume to occupy the moral high ground. And even less when the moral ground they occupy is actually down in the cesspool- corporate interests and certain industries want a huge supply of labor to keep wages down. That is what this is really about. Both Bush and Huckabee are selling out the average American in the service of these big business interests.

8:19 AM, May 17, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I also want to point out that our public servant had what amounts to campaign materials printed out at taxpayers expense and distributed to reporters at the Governor's Conference. Here it is from Barton's article:

"Copies of a brightly colored folder touting Huckabee and what he has done as governor were placed at the seat of each reporter.

On the cover was a collage of photographs of Huckabee in various settings.

Inside were numerous promotional materials, including a biography, copies of favorable articles written about him and a glossy “Quick Notes” list of Huckabee’s accomplishments as governor beneath a picture of him playing a guitar.

A Huckabee aide said afterward that the governor’s office paid for the folders but she did not know how much they cost. "

Disgusting. He is using your tax money to promote himself while looking down his long nose at you- insinuating you are a racist if you want to restore American Sovereignty at our borders. Completely nauseating. I hope someone files an ethics complaint.

8:23 AM, May 17, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

One more quote. He tried to make a joke when asked about fundraising:

"He said he knows that fundraising will become paramount if he decides to run. He said he had a plan for that.

“I’ve got a map of 7-11 s, a bunch of blue-steel revolvers and ski masks. We’re going to go all over the country and raise money in a very unique way.” "

Why not? They flaunt our immigration laws. This results in American worker's losing wages at the benefit of corporations who cheat and use illegals. Robbing you at a 7-11 is just a more honest and forthright means of what they have been doing all along when they disregard our immigration laws. Remember that each of these elected officials swore an oath to faithfully execute the laws of this land.

8:27 AM, May 17, 2006  
Blogger Mr. Toast said...

Robbing you at a 7-11 is just a more honest and forthright means of what they have been doing all along when they disregard our immigration laws.

A recent Columbia University study concluded that it costs us about $68 billion a year to pay for the costs associated with illegal immigrants in this country.

9:16 AM, May 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone help the Huck find his brain and put it back into his head? Maybe his diet and exercise regimen is starving his brain. He needs to go eat some steak and potatoes. Let his brain recover. Optimal bodyweight is may not be worth loss of brain power.

11:16 AM, May 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the reason you are so upset about this is because its true, and you know you have been attempting to rile up people's fears about "them mesicans" coming in and changing things around.

It would be horrible if our beautiful aryan race was dilluted by them huh?

No I am not saying you are racist, you just use their fears in support of Holt. You would have to be a moron not to notice some of the backward ignorant things some folks say about hispanics. How many times have you heard "It happened in California, they just came in a took over everything. I don't want to see that happen here"?

There are valid points to your argument, but to deny the racist tinge to many people's views would be more an indictment of your own racism than a clarifying thought to the argument.

11:41 AM, May 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Racecard Joe, splain us backward folk, why you thinks its the skin color and not the illegality of the whole thing. You can't be serious. Or are you just playing to our supposed fears of being labeled a racist-nice try but that dog won't hunt either.

12:34 PM, May 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those last two lines of Huckabee's in this article about knowing how to relate to the poor guy turns my stomach. It is under Huckabee's reign that we moved up to the 4th ranking state in the nation in the amount of taxes we pay per income. Under his reign the salaries of government employees have increased by 74 %. Look at what he says and looks at his actions and they are diametrically opposed.

9:29 PM, May 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are looking at the wrong ratings, try looking at total state tax burden by the Tax Foundation. We are nowhere near 4th place when the tax from living in this state involves local taxes.

The bigger picture presents a much better picture of Huckabee, is that enough for you to reject it?

10:23 AM, May 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice try, Huckabee shill! The Tax Foundation is using numbers that take into account local taxes (doh!). What does Huckabee have to do with that? Nothing!

The 4% ranking deals with STATE taxes- Huckabee's domain. The mayors, city councils, county judges, etc, are accountable for the local taxes.

10:39 AM, May 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The post talks about the state, living in the state involves living in a specific area that also levies taxes.

To make sure that taxes are fair those local taxes must be taken into account. Living in Arkansas is not as bad as you say.

9:14 PM, May 18, 2006  

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