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Mike Huckabee, March 2, 2008 in Houston, Texas
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
March 2, 2008 in Houston, Texas
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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." Although he admits that he would phrase it differently today, he doesn't repudiate his original views.

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July 3, 2009 at 10:42 am
(1) ChuckA says:

Wow!…Is he showing up on the ‘radar’…
Sorry (no I’m not!) I always refer to him with ‘F’ as the first letter of his name.
Ad hominem aside (just for the moment)…he’s a reminder, to me, of just HOW low American politics has sunk in the last 30 years or so of the extreme Right Wing ‘evolution’; dredging the swamp, so to speak, for lowest common denominator Presidential wannabes. Thankfully, IMO, we didn’t end up with any one of the blatant fundie level Repiglicans. But STILL…Obama is WAY too mired in the all too moronic religious BS for my taste.
F**kabee (I couldn’t help it…my middle right finger took over?) is a perfect reminder of how ‘fortunate’ it was, that the Founding Fathers were influenced…at least sufficiently enough…by the 18th Century Enlightenment Movement. Even though their understandably questionably rudimentary Scientific knowledge hadn’t progressed beyond a very murky understanding of the Solar System; and Darwin wasn’t even around yet to show up on the (not even imagined) radar.

Back to “Mikey”; even his religiously brainwashed knowledge-base, as I reluctantly remember, doesn’t include…like many of his GOP com padres…basic acceptance of Evolution. And that further demonstrates, to this atheist, another imminent danger to things like…f’rnstance…Science Education; if he…or any of his Bronze Age thinking ilk…should ever be elected to power.
I can’t even imagine just how bad things would be now, if HE had actually made it to the White House.

Hmmm…does anyone actually know how to make a ‘chomp-down’ Nazi-style cyanide capsule? I’m 69, and I’ve wondered about that…
and where to buy plastic euthanasia bags?
[I'm KIDDING...I think!] ;)

July 3, 2009 at 3:12 pm
(2) deegee says:

Great post, Chuck!

Huckabee is indeed a scary fellow. Just the fact that there are presidential wannabees who believe the way he does (Palin is another; I describe her as Mike Huckabee in a skirt!) and actually have a shot at becoming ours frightens me to no end.

July 3, 2009 at 5:46 pm
(3) Ron says:

Go here to hear mike, Regarding the US constitution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D08Dq_iNMRk&feature=PlayList&p=5D565F68C529F203&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=20
Chucka. Save the cyanide for when you think you are about to be taken prisoner.

July 4, 2009 at 9:34 am
(4) ChuckA says:

^ They’ve started taking prisoners, now? :shock:
(feigns checking a Medium Large ‘Target’ bag for air leaks.)

July 5, 2009 at 11:53 pm
(5) Zayla says:

When Mike Hukabee is often the most reasonable person you hear on Fox, that gives you a very good idea of what Fox has denegrated into.

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