Reince Priebus: You know who is a model Republican? Huckabee

Vomit inducing statement of the day for me anyway

RNC Chair Reince Priebus told reporters today that former governor Mike Huckabee would be an example of a “model” Republican in his eyes.

The Corner reported:

Earlier today, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus pushed back at critics who have questioned his continued support for Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Republican who came out in support of gay marriage last week.

“When someone asks me ‘Are you going to cut off funding for Rob Portman?’ I think it’s just ridiculous,” Priebus told a group of reporters Friday during a briefing at National Review’s Washington, D.C., office. “He’s a good Republican. I think it’s also normal and decent to still support a person that you agree with on 99 percent of the issues.”

But Priebus says his support of Portman doesn’t signal a policy shift within the party’s platform. “Yes, we’re still a pro-life party. Yes, we still defend our platform on marriage,” he said. He emphasized, however, that Republicans must also sound “reasonable” to voters who disagree.

Priebus cited former governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas as an example of someone who could be “a model for a lot of people in our party” in terms of discussing issues like marriage and abortion. “I always tell people: Listen to Governor Mike Huckabee,” he said. “I don’t know anyone that talks about them any better.”

Good Grief! The only way we could have done worse in the last two elections would have been if Huck-a-phony was the nominee


Rand Paul for President?

I would be happy to see him in the race frankly. We need a real Conservative who can deliver the Conservative message in a positive manner, Paul fits that bill I think. Sure the media would try to trash him, as they do any Conservative who even thinks about running, and the Dems would bring out the Extremist Card to play, but so what. Frankly, I think it is too early for talking about 2016, remember we DO have the 2014 mid terms next year, but frankly, traffic is slow today, and a bit of Rand Paul can only help.

Looking at 2016, I hope that we can for ONCE have a field of Conservatives without a Moderate to screw it up, why yes, I am talking to you Chris Christie. And I hope that field of Conservatives can debate without trying to destroy each other with unimportant issues or emotionalistic tactics, and yes, that is meant for you Michelle Bachman And PLEASE, Ann Coulter just shut up this time, we really do not need you telling us who CAN, or CANNOT win. Sorry for the negative tone, but, I am sick, and also tired of Conservative candidates picking each other off so that we get struck with the candidate the Democrats WANT to run against. And yes, that means you Mitt, and you Mr. Maverick. Finally, I want, more than anything, for a candidate’s record, and accomplishments to matter, not style. Yes, I am talking to you GOP voters!

While I am at it, let me add a list of GOP candidates I do not want to see run

Mike Huckabee, do I really have to explain why?

Jeb Bush

Chris Christie. He is the fatter, less tan Charlie Crist

Sarah Palin. the media would make a circus out of this, I do not think she could win.

Jeb Bush, yes, I already said his name once but I REALLY do not want him to run.

Joe Scarborough. Do we really want that tool running?

Rick Santorum. Two words sweater vests! Plus he is a whiner.

ANY “Moderate Republican”.

Newt Gingrich. I said him just to aggravate Ed Daley.


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Man, aren’t those coincindences crazy things?

Odd, I mean, how some things work out. Today Chick-fil-A suporters are flooding the restaurant, supporting the famed chicken sandwich chain, and BAM! A bomb threat is phoned into a Chick-fil-A. Stacy McCain has details  and ponders is this just a random nut that hates chicken sandwiches?

Maybe somebody just hates chicken sandwiches:
Police and fire crews closed down the Chick-fil-A on Foxcroft Avenue in Martinsburg for nearly three hours following a bomb threat that was called in just before 1 p.m. today.

The caller mentioned that a “device” had been placed within the restaurant. The building was evacuated, but was deemed safe at about 3:45 p.m. after no bomb or any other type of device was discovered.

Martinsburg City Police and the Martinsburg Fire Department personnel investigated the scene, along with Berkeley County Sheriff Kenny Lemaster. A National Park Ranger with a canine unit arrived at the scene at approximately 2:45 p.m. to assist, and a second from the West Virginia State Police arrived later as well.

Let me ask you: Of all the Chick-fil-A’s in America to be targeted with a bomb threat, why this one? Is Berkeley County, W.Va., the kind of place where you would expect such a thing?

More at The Other McCain. My take on who did this is, who knows. A stupid kid with a warped sense of humor? Someone who gets a twisted thrill out of causing such a ruckus? Like I said, who knows, but i do know one thing, I, nor Stacy, nor anyone else I know is pointing the finger of blame at the left. Too bad the Left cannot act in a similar fashion. If the roles in this were reversed, the Left would be jumping to conclusions with both feet!

Of course, the support Chick-fil-A day has been a HUGE success, except for the Left, which is being reminded just how UNPOPULAR their radicalism is. Among the hardest hit? Rahm Emanuel, who is eating a lot of “birds” apparently was wrong about Chick-fil-A NOT meeting the values of Chicago

Donald Douglas has news that Wendys is wading into the debate, and might hurt their bottom line by doing so.

Wendy’s restaurants has stepped in it. See Business Insider, “A Bunch Of Wendy’s Restaurants Put Up Signs That Say ‘We Stand With Chick-Fil-A’.”

Smart move, the locations that put up those signs get it, but, of course, the big wigs at Wendy’s are not that bright, and seem to be more interested in being PC, than in defending free speech from Leftist bullies.

But then they backtracked on Twitter:

@Wendys@RJasonCottrell@ThomasARoberts@tlrd We are looking into this!” Thanks Wendy’s. Look forward to your response@msnbc

@ThomasARoberts@RJasonCottrell@tlrd An independent franchisee posted the sign, which he’s taken down. We proudly serve ALL customers!

ALL costumers? Chick-fil-A serves ALL kind of folks too. Wendys needs to THINK about getting into this, but, like so many others they are deathly afraid of maybe offending someone that is in a “protected class” that they will offend many more people in the pursuit of being PC.


Uh-Oh! Obama the Brave knew about OBL location since Summer 2010, but refused to act for

Via Gateway Pundit

General Jack Keane (Retired), the former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, told Mike Huckabee tonight that Barack Obama knew about Osama Bin Laden’s hideout since the summer of 2010.  But Barack Obama refused to act for several months. He wanted undeniable proof first that Osama was living there.

Well, that does not sound like a resolute man of action now does it? I wonder if a President Romney would have dallied for a year?

And you ask why I loathe Mike Huckabee so?

Ed blogged about this earlier, but I wanted to add my two cents. Mike Huckabee opened his new radio show with a staged caller

If you launch a new radio show as a rival to Rush Limbaugh, it’s probably best not to do it the way Mike Huckabee just did.

Huckabee, who started a new program through Cumulus Media Network on Monday, is trying to carve out listenership from a conservative base that listens to Limbaugh religiously from 12-3p every day. In other words, he’s unashamedly going to war for the same listeners. But the conservative outlet The American Spectator was tipped out off to something interesting on the first day of Huckabee’s new show that might not help that cause: the first “listener” to call in was actually a radio executive involved in the show. And no one revealed that important detail.

Translation: as the Spectator says, it was a “planted call.”

“The very first phone call, arriving some fifty minutes into the show. To anyone with an ear for talk radio it had a startling quality,” the Spectator’s Jeffrey Lord, former Reagan White House political director, writes. “Why?”

“No one seemed to remember to give the call-in number to the audience until the very last few seconds of those first fifty minutes. But yet… presto!… within seconds, Mike Huckabee did in fact have a caller on the line! Without ever questioning how that caller could have gotten on that line in less time than it takes Obama to blame Bush for anything!”

The caller turned out to be none other than Mike McVay, the senior vice president of programming for Cumulus Media Network. Hmmm, a corny planted call. A corny stunt that anyone could tell was staged? What a shocker that Huckaphoney would go that route! Like I have said, Huck is a televangelist with a better hair cut. He is as fake as a three dollar bill, so this stunt really suited him perfectly!

One thing though, Huckabee did get something out of today, he earned my Daley Douchebag Award!

UPDATE! Dan Riehl hates Huck as much as I do, and offers his own Huck-a-Slap

How prophetic! And you know Mike “The Huckster” Huckabee knows what “prophetic” means. How is he going to get right with the Lord after this one? I mean, Jeff Lord at AmSpec, of course, who busts Mike Huckabee for the very first caller into the Huckster’s brand new (and born to fail) radio show being a staged caller? Worse, it was his boss and they hid that fact from … well, I was going to say listeners – unfortunately, I’m not sure he had any. A man’s faith can only accomplish so much and I don’t have much faith in Huck cutting it on the radio. Somehow, I think he’d play better at a funeral.


Worst strategic move evah!

So, Mike Huckabee, or Mike Hokeybee as I call him, is going to get into the talk radio business. OK, fine, he might make it,  but if he is going to go up against Rush, then, Huck’s tenure will be brief! And that is a good thing

(POLITICO) — Rush Limbaugh, the longstanding undisputed king of conservative talk radio who’s been dogged by controversy recently, is about to face some more heat. Not from the left, but this time from the right.

On Monday, former Arkansas governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will launch a three-hour radio program on almost 200 stations across the country, going voice-to-voice with Limbaugh in the noon-to-3 p.m. time slot, Monday through Friday.

Cumulus Media, which owns and operates the new program, is already pitching Huckabee to listeners and advertisers as the “safe alternative” to a man who has recently found himself under weeks of intense fire — not for the first time — and who some believe could be vulnerable to a challenge from someone offering a kinder, gentler conservative voice.

“Our tagline is, ‘More conversation, less confrontation’,” Huckabee told POLITICO. “I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. That’s just not my style.”

Making a direct comparison with Limbaugh, John Dickey, the co-COO of Cumulus Media, adds, “This is going to be safer from a commercial standpoint, and more respectful from a listener’s perspective. I think that environment has been sorely lacking in talk radio.”

“Safe radio”? What is Huckabee going to broadcast with a condom on his mic? Give me a break, Huckabee is a used car salesman in  a better suit, and he has  less chance of hurting Rush’s ratings than he does being a genuine Conservative!

Are there really “fake” Catholics?

Apparently some folks are questioning the authenticity of Rick Santorum’s Catholicism, Adrienne has the scoop Jill has even more

As for me, I do not believe in questioning someone else’s faith. Believe me, I have trouble enough with my own. But seriously, I have serious reservations about Santorum. He strikes me, as I have said before as a bit too socially Conservative. Not that I think he is a bad guy. I am not going to take the low road just because I prefer Perry to Santorum. Yes, I will question ideals, principles, and the records of the candidates. But, as for making half-assed slurs? Nope! Let other bloggers post this type of crap

A story on Rick Perry’s decision to stay in the race (an updated and expanded version of this post by Josh Hafner), which mentions Joe Allbaugh and Dave Carney among the crew of idiotic “strategists” responsible for running the doomstruck farce that is the Perry campaign. Evidently, Allbaugh and Carney didn’t get enough humiliation in Iowa to suit them, and are determined to utterly destroy any future political prospects for their client, the once widely-respected governor of Texas whom they’ve turned into a national laughingstock.

All I can say is this, anyone who does not respect Perry has problems I cannot help them with. The man’s record is rock solid, far more than Santorum I would say. I can say that because I have never heard Perry whining that he love earmarks, but that they were “Constitutional” so therefore the were OK. As to the national laughingstock crack, well we will soon see how Santorum fares won’t we? Likely he will be the 2008 version of Mike Huckabee, ensuring that once again we get an establishment nominee in 2012. Of course, that would not make him a laughingstock, not at all. Santorum is a good man, although he is not as Conservative as we are led to believe by his fans. Santorum hates big government, unless it is doing what he thinks is best. Santorum would be far preferable to President Empty Suit, or Mittens that is true, but I fear he is more Huckabee than Reagan.

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Of Facism and the politics of guitars

It seems that Team Obama is sending a message out to guitar makers, and all U.S. companies. Becareful who you contribute to politically. Bob Belvedere is all over it!

I’m sure by know that most of you have heard of the raid on the Gibson Guitar Company by federal agents [if you haven't, per Stacy McCain, here and here are links to two good background articles from Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, respectively].

Since word first broke last week about the raid, many interesting facts have emerged about the parties involved in this story.

-The Pagan Temple has a good summary, with links, here [Warning: righteous vulgarity]. A highlight:

Still, something else has come to light. While Gibson is being harassed, Martin Guitars, which uses the same kind of woods from the same regions, gets a pass. I guess it helps if your company executives are big Democrat contributors, and it sure as hell don’t hurt that Martin is a union shop. Guess who is not a union shop. That would be Gibson.

He also reports that owners of Gibson Guitars may be subject to fines and confiscation of their axes if they cannot prove that certain woods in their instruments were manufactured before the law went into effect [well...I guess I won't be taking my '62 Gibson-SG with me in public anytime soon].

-Stacy McCain has posted part of the transcript of Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz speaking on KMJ-AM wherein he reveals that the Federales big beef with the company is over non-use of foreign labor in the manufacturing of the woods. So, let me get this straight: despite an official domestic unemployment rate of over nine percent, Barack Hussein Obama and his minions are more concerned with creating jobs in other countries. TOM commentator Vertumne99 is spot-on:

There’s a simple explanation. Barack Obama doesn’t see himself as the president of the United States, but president of the entire world. He’s just trying to get the jobs spread around. It’s not fair that the jobs are all centered in the US, other people need some as well.

The CEO of Gibson contributed to Mike Huckabee in 2008, so, could there be some Chicago style politics at play here? It is, or certainly should be crystal clear by now that Obama and his minions are spiteful, bitter clingers. Clinging to their beloved regulation, big government, big taxes, anti-business, big spending, and patently ANTI-American agenda. We have a president who, amid very high unemployment, is taking actions to HURT rather than help business. Just ask the domestic oil, or coal industries about that!

One final question, can any of you see such action being taken by the Romney, Perry, Bachman, Cain administration? No? I did not think so. Now, understand how important 2012 is.

Rick Perry Reaction Round Up

I called Perry the game-Changer, and he has made waves, so what are some of my favorite bloggers saying about Perry?

Robert likes Perry’s first shot, but warns of the hate fest coming from the Left

Maggies Notebook has questions

The Lonely Conservative likes Perry’s stance on climate change

Stacy McCain: Perry to co-chair pro-life gala

Kurt notes that Mike Huckabee sucks, and that he is wrong about Perry

Adrienne agrees with me that we ought to get used to saying President Perry

Jill: Yep, Perry will do nicely

Donald Douglas notes the size of Perrys, er………….

Joseph Lawler: Texas Miracle?

Andrew Klavan: My heart stirred

Roger Simon: Agnostics for Perry

Cold Fury: Just the kind of guy we need

Da Tech Guy: Still undecided

Don Surber: Following the Surber Rule

Freedom’s Lighthouse: Perry not intimidated by Romney, and is a great campaigner

Hookers and Booze: Perrymania

HotAir Perry admits mistake

Kim Priestcap: I am thrilled

NRO: Perry vs Krugman

Steve: Speaking of Perry

Obi’s Sister: Why is Obama sweating like a hog at a BBQ?

William Teach: Good news about Perry!

PJM: Will Perry fight?


Say Anything: Perry on Social Security

Sister Toldjah: Perry Derangement Syndrome begins!

Pat: Libs are already reaching for the bottom of the attack bucket!

Soylent Green: Two words for Mitt, bye and bye

Jimmy Bise: The White House is shaking like a leaf on a tree!

The Blaze: The worst attack on Perry

Real Revo: The Obama attack on Perry

The Right Scoop: Perry, Obama’s worst nightmare?

Lance: Hey, if Krugman hates Perry this much…………

Weasel Zippers: Bill Clinton has  a man crush on Perry?


Rick Perry, Tea party favorite?

Perry Event 2/1/2010

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I have said that Perry might be the one candidate that could satisfy the establishment, and still be Conservative enough to garner Tea Party support

(The Hill) — The Texas conservative, who’s weighing a late entry into the GOP field, beats other candidates among Tea Party members.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is the top choice of Tea Party supporters in a Republican presidential candidate, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

The Texas conservative, who’s weighing a late entry into the field of GOP candidates, beats other candidates among members of the Tea Party, the conservative grassroots wing of the Republican Party that’s battling to shape the race for the nomination.

Twenty percent of Tea Party supporters would like to see Perry as the nominee, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Wednesday. Perry displaces former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) as the top Tea Party candidate in Marist’s April poll; Huckabee’s since withdrawn from the race.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is the second choice of the Tea Party, at 17 percent, followed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) at 16 percent and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) at 12 percent.

My only issue with this poll is this. I am stunned Romney came in second, ahead of Palin, Bachman, AND Cain, who apparently finished well back.

2012 Game Changer?

I have long thought Rick Perry might get in this race. Would he be a game changer? Allahpundit asks and I answer Oh Yes!

After months of gassy media speculation about Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie, we’re all near the point of dismissing deus-ex-machina rumors about candidates out of hand.

But this one … doesn’t seem so far-fetched.

A Texas pol who is close to Perry has been telling a few key strategists that the nation’s longest-serving governor sees a vacuum and is waiting to be summoned into the race. This source believes that could happen by late summer. Without fellow Southerners Haley Barbour or Mike Huckabee in the race — and with Newt Gingrich’s early troubles raising further doubts about the current lineup — there could be a glaring niche for Perry to fill.

According to another well-connected Republican, at least one Perry confidant has been very quietly making inquiries about the political terrain in the nation’s first voting state of Iowa. A third Perry associate, RCP has learned, has been heralding a small contingent of Iowans with the time-tested line that is often used by would-be candidates who are leaving their options open: “Keep your powder dry.”

Perry’s aides have long made it clear that the tough-talking Texan, who succeeded George W. Bush in Austin in 2000, would not seriously entertain the idea of mounting a White House run before the state’s legislative session finishes at the end of this month. That date is now less than two weeks away, and the 2012 presidential field remains fluid…

Perry’s presidential prospects may ultimately be contingent on the decision made by the only GOP White House hopeful who can boast a resume and home state that is large enough to mess with Texas: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Perry shares Palin’s dexterity with the simple, tough-talking language that tends to fire up the tea party faithful and is similarly adept at connecting on a human level that comes across as decidedly anti-politician, despite his more than a decade in the governor’s mansion.

Yes, I am still supporting Cain 100% but, of all the other options out there, Perry is likely my favorite

YES! 2012 election to be 100% Huckafree!

Huckaphoney is not going to run in 2012, time for me to do the happy dance!

The Lonely Conservative shares my elation

Now that he’s officially not a candidate, maybe I’ll start watching his show.

Although, I still have no plans to watch his show, I am still honoring The Lonely Conservative as my Blog of the Day

Others who are officially pumped over this include The OtherMcCain who insists God did not want Huck to run.

Aleister, who seems happy

Clifton sees it  as politically smart

Your daily Raising Cain update!

2012 Republican Presidential Candidates

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The “experts” keep saying he cannot win, but the polls, well, they say something very different!

Herman Cain trails only Chris Christie as the top choice among Republican primary voters in the race for the 2012 Presidential nomination. Mitt Romney ranks fourth, but voters see him as the most likely nominee by a wide margin over the rest of a 13-person field. 

One-half of GOP voters say they would never vote for Donald Trump, and more than 30% say they would never vote for Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee or Ron Paul.

These results are from an IBOPE Zogby interactive poll of 1,377 Republican primary voters conducted from May 6-9.  

Cain, a businessman and talk show host, seems to have impressed some Republican voters with his performance at last week’s South Carolina Republican presidential debate. He receives 14% when GOP voters are asked whom they would vote for if the primary were held today. That places him second to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has said he will not run, but has been the frontrunner in three previous IBOPE Zogby interactive polls (November 2010 and January and March 2011.)

As I have opined before, do not count out Cain, do not go down the path of diminished expectations the experts keep trying to convince us to go down.

Further proof that we should have never allowed West Virginia to leave Virginia

During the War Between the States, a portion of Virginia, seceded and joined the Union. Odd that the North, fighting against secession, no not to free slaves, would allow the people of that portion of  Virginia to determine the government best for them, while fighting to deny that same right to the eleven Confederate States.

Anyway, I mention that bit of history in order to take a shot at the West Virginians in this poll

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Donald Trump and Gov. Mike Huckabee tied for the lead in West Virginia, leading their other potential 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination rivals by a wide margin. Trump and Huckabee each have 24% of the vote, followed by Gov. Sarah Palin at 13%, and Gov. Mitt Romney at 11%.

So, West Virginia Republicans have a fever and the only cure is Trumpabee? Or is it Huck-a-Trump? Either way, those two choices are about as pathetic as it gets. Huckabee is a televangelist with better hair, and Trump has hair even a televangelist would laugh at! And more importantly, Trump is a LIBERAL!

Good grief!

Barbour out, now we need more Cain!

Herman Cain

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Haley Barbour was never going to win the GOP nomination, so, it is fine with me that he does not even get in the race. And, as The Other McCain says, whatever helps Herman Cain is fine with me!

So we see that popularity with insiders doesn’t count for much, nor did Barbour’s reputation as a brilliant policy guy or a top fundraiser. Barbour’s dropout means that there are now just two Southerners remaining in the 2012 Republican presidential field: former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Georgia businessman Herman Cain.

The constant refrain of those who have resisted Cain’s gathering grassroots momentum is, “Oh, I like Herman, but he can’t really win.” People who say that are paying attention to the wrong things.

Cain has already visited Iowa 15 times in the past year, usually meeting with small groups of conservative activists. (He spoke to 120 members of the Clinton County GOP last Tuesday.) He’s also visiting New Hampshire, South Carolina and other key states. And if you know Herman Cain, you know that people who meet him always like him.

As McCain mentions, let the “Cain can’t win” crowd go ahead and bleat, the history of United States elections is chock full of candidates that “just could never win”. So, let us see what develops between now and the primaries. Until then, go check out why you should support Herman Cain.

I owe Mike Huckabee an apology

I am sorry Governor Huckabee. Now to be clear, allow me to state the things I am NOT apologizing for

I am not apologizing for calling Mike Huckabee a used car salesman in  a better suit, or for saying he is like a televangelist with better hair. I am also not sorry for saying he is a nanny stater, or that he will say anything to get elected. I am not sorry for calling him Huckaphoney either. I also do not regret my belief that his supporters are dim wits who are prone to be suckered by snake oil salesmen.

However, I am forced to admit that I was wrong to call Huckabee the fakest Republican ever! No, that was wrong, clearly the fakes Republican EVER, is Donald Trump, who is the walking, talking definition of a publicity whore!

Oh dear Lord not TRUMPABEE 2012~

No, not THAT!

Silly fun from today’s Laura Ingraham show, the highlight of which is Huck’s recounting of a recent tete-a-tete between the two. Diplomatic, deferential, and an electoral asset on a national ticket: Clearly, the job profile of a vice presidential candidate screams “Donald Trump.” Although, in fairness, they do complement each other nicely. Deep south and NYC, blue collar and white collar, Christian and Mammon, governor and businessman. Huck’s only problem is figuring out how to convince Trump to be second on the ticket instead of at the top. Has the Donald ever been beta to another guy’s alpha? Maybe we should be thinking about Trump/Huckabee instead.