Tuesday, October 20, 2009

That Can't Be Good

huckabee, religion, atheism, abortion, islam, homosexual, marriage, president,
Rasmussen's latest survey shows Mike Huckabee as the front runner for the GOP in 2012.

Though Rasmussen Reports’ last survey in July concluded with a nearly three-way tie between Huckabee and former Govs. Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, Huckabee came out on top in their latest survey, which found 29 percent of likely Republican voters nationwide saying they would vote for Huckabee in 2012, while 24 percent prefer Romney and 18 percent Palin.

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For Rasmussen’s survey, the only candidates survey participants could choose from were Romney, Palin, Huckabee, Gingrich, and Pawlenty.

Why do I qualify this under "notgood" news? I don't really think that Huckabee could win against Obama in a general election, but you never know. If the economy takes a nosedive or somebody bombs Israel off the map, public opinion will likely turn against Obama, and if Huckabee rides into the Oval Office on that wave, it won't be a good thing for me or you. Or agnostics or Muslims or women or homosexuals or the transgendered or, well, anyone.

A few relevant quotes:

In November, 2007, Huckabee said he was best qualified to battle Islamic extremism and America's culture wars because he was the only GOP candidate with a theology degree: "I think I'm stronger than most people because I truly understand the nature of the war that we are in with Islamo fascism. These are people that want to kill us. It's a theocratic war. And I don't know if anybody fully understands that. I'm the only guy on that stage with a theology degree." The Huckabee campaign later admitted that Mike Huckabee has no theology degree.

So, he hates Muslims and he's a liar.

Although Mike Huckabee may not have a theology degree, he has been and continues to be an ordained Baptist minister. Why did he make the move from the pulpit to political life? According to Huckabee, he wanted to bring Jesus Christ to the nation: "I didn't get into politics because I thought government had a better answer. I got into politics because I knew government didn't have the real answers, that the real answers lie in accepting Jesus Christ into our lives." He also said "I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ."

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has openly advocated amending the U.S. Constitution to transform it from a secular document designed to create a secular, civil government into a religious document designed to reflect "God's standards."

Separation of church and state? Not so much.

In 1998, Mike Huckabee joined 130 Southern Baptists who signed a USA Today advertisement calling on wives to submit themselves graciously to the servant leadership of their husbands — a standard part of Southern Baptist theology.

Hope you don't expect to make your own choices, ladies.

According to Mike Huckabee, "I support and have always supported passage of a federal constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. As President, I will fight for passage of this amendment. My personal belief is that marriage is between one man and one woman, for life."

So, no gay marriage, and no divorce.

Unsurprisingly, Huckabee also opposes sex ed, contraception and abortion- even in cases of incest and rape.

Yeah, that's something we might want to keep track of- if only to know when to leave the country.


  1. I would worry that, in an election, Obama might have to 'prove his Christianity' and wouldskew over to that side to try and keep moderate Christians on his side.

    I still remember the pasting that Huckleberry got on the Daily Show when Jon Stewart nailed him on gay marriage - too funny.

  2. And of course, these words and beliefs, which are what make him hated by sane and reasonable people everywhere, are the same reasons why he’s beloved by Republicans.

    *Sigh* If only there was a way to spread a wide-scale innoculation for both stoopid and bigotry. Help us, science!!!

  3. "he’s beloved by Republicans."

    He's not beloved by Republicans. He's the current front-runner three years out in a lousy field. Even among the hardcore GOP base, Huckabee is a polarizing figure, not for his religious idiocy, but because he's seen (correctly in my view) as a big government Republican. He even splits social conservatives. His main popularity is with the evangelical subset of the base.

  4. The scariest quote of all from Huckabee?

    "'I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution,' Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. '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 -- 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.'"


    Yes, we condemn those that live by sharia law, but this fool wants to do the same thing with a different religion. Even my uberconservative grandparents are against that (though they don't believe it's an actual quote.)

  5. Hmmm, I graduate in May, only a few months after he'd be sworn in should something really terrible happen and let him win...I could move.


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