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last 24 hours | washingtonpost
The Passion of Kim Davis - Washington Post (blog)

"...Kim Davis is a false idol.To suffer for your beliefs can be ennobling. To suffer for your misconceptions is just embarrassing. And she's doing the latter, not the former.Today, she's back at work.Last Tuesday afternoon found her being released from jail, as Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz rallied around her and Eye of the Tiger played. (Survivor issued a cease and desist.) Crosses waved, Amazing Grace was sung, speeches were given. It was all the fun of martyrdom with none of the stigma(ta.)But make no mistake. Kim Davis is not being persecuted for her beliefs. This is to actual religious persecution as anything in that Alanis Morrisette song was to irony: which is to say, this only looks like it if you don't properly understand the meaning of the word...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


824 days ago | theblaze
Republicans Were Doing So Well With Millennials, Then Kim Davis Happened - TheBlaze.com
"...She single-handedly dragged the conversation back to social issues where Democrats have the edge and one that give millennials the passion and energy that drives them to the polls.And like a moth to a flame several GOP presidential candidates raced to her side and aid in Kentucky.To be clear, this is a very tricky issue in a very political season. It brings forth great debate and these problems demand solutions. Religious freedom and rule of law is something Americans pride themselves on, but it seems that the rule of law only applies if you agree with the law.For example, Republicans believe if you have entered this country illegally you should be deported back to your country of origin and the several cities around the country that classify themselves as sanctuary cities should not receive any federal funds. But, county clerk, Kim Davis, does not have to follow the law and can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples as an elected official (Democrat) of the state government and should not be penalized...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


824 days ago | thedailybeast
Bill Maher: Kim Davis Is the Rosa Parks of Homophobia - Daily Beast

"...She's Republicans' new hero, the Rosa Parks of homophobia, as Maher dubbed her Friday, matched in bigotry only by her hand-holding partner in hatred, Mike Huckabee, the white Al Sharpton. They all got out there and said, God's law supersedes the courts, which actually is a very strong legal argument in Saudi Arabia, but not here in America, Maher said. I don't want to say that the super religious types are always hypocrites but here she is. Standing up for traditional marriage and then we find out she's had multiple affairs, conceived twins out of wedlock, and has been married four times! That's why she can't give marriage licenses to the gays she used them all for herself! ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


826 days ago | ringoffireradio
Fox's Shepard Smith Goes Off on Kim Davis: Fox Audience Goes Off on Shepard - Ring of Fire
"...Fox News audience didn't take kindly to Shepard's stating the above opinion. The Right Scoop immediately called Smith a puke: What a puke. Christians simply want for the government to stay out of our Christian beliefs instead of imprisoning us when our beliefs go against the invented rights of a lawless Supreme Court. And then he calls us hypocrites for not wanting Muslim theocracy in our country, suggesting we want to push our Christian values on the government? Does he know anything about how this country was founded? Has he ever read the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence? What an idiot. Writing for GOPUSA, Cliff Kincaid called Shepard's comments evidence of anti-Christian bias that has been rearing its ugly head on Fox News. He was surprised to see Fox break its promise to air fair and balanced' coverage of the issue by permitting Smith to take such a crude stand against Davis. He said Shepard doesn't know the difference between Christianity and Islam. Smith seems not to understand the difference between Christianity, a foundation of the American system that protects religious rights and liberty, and Islam, an authoritarian religion which wants to impose its values on others. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


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826 days ago | thestranger
Who's the Real Winner of the Kim Davis Debacle? Ugh, Mike Huckabee - TheStranger.com (blog)
"...Well, yes: TV personality and gimmick-candidate Mike Huckabee, who is using the election to build his audience. When he saw that there were TV cameras pointed at Kim Davis, he glommed onto her like a sugary cereal stuck in a rear molar.And of course he couldn't resist hogging Kim spotlight. Mike's built a sizable portion of his career on anti-gay animus, but he's no dummy: he can see that the market for that rhetoric is dwindling. So now he's switching to the talking point that "Christians are persecuted," and Kim provided the perfect opportunity to pivot.The cutest part of the Huckabee/Davis TV special is watching the other kids try to sit at their lunch table. Ben Carson tried to elbow his way into the conversation, telling Fox News that we should provide legal exemptions to laws to Christians but not to those pesky Muslims because "this is a Judeo-Christian nation."Obviously and of course, this is not a Judeo-Christian nation. It is a pluralistic nation with an Establishment Clause. But Ben Carson has no more reason to care about the Constitution than Kim Kardashian does he's just another reality TV confabulation, groping for his next catch phrase...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


826 days ago | latimes
Why Kim Davis is no conscientious objector - Los Angeles Times
"...Kim Davis has touched a nerve with conservative Christians. Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz have rushed to stand alongside her. And Times readers are having none of it.fact, when one reader took to our pages this week to defend Davis, writing that her refusal to act against her religious beliefs makes her a kind of conscientious objector, nearly a dozen letters with objections to that comparison were sent to us in response.Here are some of those letters...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


826 days ago | salon
Kim Davis is the new face of the religious right: Angry, marginalized and ... - Salon

"...Mike Huckabee has been at the frontlines of pushing the claim that Christian conservatives simply have the right to ignore or overturn democracy to impose their will, and not just because he's been running around Kentucky, trying to get himself on camera as much as possible in support of Davis's attempt to ban gay marriage by fiat. He's also been using the campaign trail to argue that the president should be able to simply end rule of law and start ruling like a dictator.He doesn't just the word dictator, of course, but make no mistake, Huckabee has repeatedly and shamelessly promised that if he is elected president, he will start declaring his beliefs to be the law of the land without the cooperation of Congress. In a Google hangout, he laid out the scheme: Declare as president that there are constitutional rights of the unborn and simply ban abortion by fiat. He claimed a similar authority during the Republican debate, a moment that got startlingly little play even though it was literally a candidate for president arguing that he would make himself a dictator...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


827 days ago | wnd
PULLING NO PUNCHES - WND.com
"...That's exactly what Kim Davis has done. I suspect, as she sees it, she would sooner be burned at the stake than face the flames of hell. For that, she is to be both admired and emulated. Imagine the possibilities if thousands of clerks, judges, pastors, photographers, bakers, inn keepers, florists, parents and other believers across this great nation came together, dug in their heels and said, No! I will not violate my Christian conscience. Do as you may. Throw me in jail if you must, but I will not call evil good and good evil. Indeed, throughout history Christianity has been shown to both blossom and flourish when Christ followers are persecuted when others attempt to quash their free exercise of faith.In his letter from the Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared, One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


827 days ago | usnews
Kim Davis Is Just a Lonely Gay Marriage Warrior - U.S. News & World Report

"...Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, held a rally for Davis Tuesday outside the jail where she spent the weekend. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of an evangelist, met with Davis the same afternoon. Those activists misunderstand the mood of the nation. Unlike the continuing divide over abortion, public opinion has been moving rapidly toward support of same-sex marriage. The experienced Republican pollster Glen Bolger told Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post recently, "This is an unprecedented shift in public opinion. In 20 years it won't even be an issue." In the Gallup poll, support rose from 27 to 60 percent in only 19 years...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


827 days ago | thinkprogress
I've Refused Work Because Of My Religion. Here's What Kim Davis Doesn't ... - ThinkProgress
"...Though right-wing Christians are often quick to call out these sacrifices as proof they're being discriminated against, this type of compromise from religious folks is routine. When you're a member of a larger secular society that's built on laws, taxes, and policies you don't agree with, you won't get everything you want all of the time. Members of the historic peace churches have a lot of experience with this. We may have secured the religious exemptions that allow us to avoid participating in U.S. military activity, but our objections to the political system aren't limited to the threat of being drafted. Mennonites and Quakers don't particularly like the fact that they continue to indirectly support violence, war, and oppression through their tax dollars, as well as through any other day-to-day activities that help prop up the government...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


827 days ago | huffingtonpost
Mike Huckabee And Marco Rubio's Weird Legal Theory About Abortion - Huffington Post

"...Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) found one thing they could agree on during Thursday's Republican presidential debate: They both believe the Constitution already gives the president the power to outlaw abortion. Their view is a minority one in the legal community that is out of sync with the overwhelming consensus on constitutional interpretation.Huckabee claimed he could invoke the Fifth and 14th Amendments to stop abortion in the country. Rubio did not specify which parts of the Constitution he would use, but agreed that abortion was already illegal. The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees American citizens due process in criminal trials. The 14th Amendment prohibits the government from [depriving] any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | fansided
Who won first GOP Primary Debate?
"...The real losers on the night were Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker. Time and time again they dodged the questions they were asked but weren't brazen enough in not giving a sh like Trump was to be able to play it off. Perhaps one of the most laughable moments on the night was when Huckabee was asked about transgendered soldiers in the military and he response went from paying for the surgeries for transgendered soldiers (which wasn't the question) to talking about B-52 bombers that are in active service which are older than him...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | cleveland
Mike Huckabee gives strong, but not perfect, debate performance: Mike Huckabee in the news
"...Today's Mike Huckabee news: Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's performance during Thursday's GOP debate in Cleveland was "likely strong enough to keep him in the game but not strong enough to move him to the very top." On abortion, he'd defend what he called the constitutional rights of unborn children. He said there's "no role at the federal level for the Department of Education." And he said the country could get rid of the Internal Revenue Service and even shore up Social Security and Medicare if it ditches the income tax and adopts a "fair tax:"..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | nytimes
First Draft: Mike Huckabee Adds Levity to Debate, and Signals More to Come

"...Former Gov. Mike Huckabee hinted that he might ramp up his happy warrior act as his presidential campaign moves forward.The Republican from Arkansas closed out Thursday night's debate with a dash of humor, pretending that he was about to criticize Donald J. Trump before hitting Hillary Rodham Clinton as being someone who had high poll numbers but no clue about governing.On Friday, he said that he was trying to stand out from the crowd with a little levity...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | washingtonpost
Mike Huckabee says the militarys job is to kill people and break things. Well, not quite.

"...Former Arkansas governor and former Fox News show host Mike Huckabee said some things on Thursday night. It was part of what the New York Times called a "happy warrior" pose Huckabee might be planning to adapt.There was that stuff about taxing pimps and prostitutes. (Yes, really.) And, then there was little commentary on the military that was, well, not very attuned to the usual GOP frequency on all things military, country and flag. It was also not very accurate...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | newsmax
GOP Debate Winners: Trump, Cruz, Huckabee, Christie
"...But even as Cruz will benefit from Walker's immigration gaffe and Rubio's weakness, he will be threatened by Huckabee's strong performance. Huck did as well in this debate as he did in 2008 when the debates propelled him into the top tier. His religious answers were moving but so was his defense of Social Security, his advocacy of the fair tax, and his castigation of Wall Street...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | refinery29
Mike Huckabee Thinks Fetuses Have More Rights Than Pregnant Women - Refinery29
"...Never mind the allusion to the blatantly, undeniably false video targeted against Planned Parenthood: Huckabee's statement basically asserts that the Supreme Court should have no power to determine what constitutes a person which is essentially an argument to overturn Roe v. Wade. That landmark 1973 decision ruled that a fetus is not a person, and that the decision to abort belongs to woman. Personhood laws have been rejected by American voters time and time again. Clearly, Huckabee hasn't let that fact change his mind which might mean that he's not the best person to represent the actual interests of the people. Watch his full response below...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | fusion
There was a gross misunderstanding of basic science during the GOP debate - Fusion
"...On his website, Huckabee says: Life begins at conception. This isn't just a Biblical view it's affirmed by modern science and every unique human DNA schedule, which is present at conception. And at Thursday night's Republican debate, Huckabee said this DNA schedule' is the reason we need to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973.What??!? I gasped and my face scrunched up when that garbage came tumbling out of Huckabee's mouth.The Internet, at least in my neck of the digital woods, reacted with the collective ridicule you might hope for:..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | nbcnews
Who Stood Out in the First GOP Primary Debate?

"...So we were wrong about Mike Huckabee maybe being the surprise performer -- given his past presidential debating experience (and performances). The former Arkansas governor just didn't stand out. Ted Cruz was Ted Cruz, but he didn't have any moments. And then there's Ben Carson. When maybe you're best quip of the night in the first hour was "I wasn't sure I was gonna get to talk again," you had a bad night. By the way, here's an NBC video on all of the different GOP zingers aimed at Hillary Clinton...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | townhall
Rowdy, Memorable Republican Debate Lives Up to Hype

"...Aside from or two folksy jokes (turned what seemed to be a Trump slam into a Hillary punchline) and one-liners ("trust and vilify" re: Obama's Iran approach), the former Arkansas governor wasn't much of a factor in the evening's proceedings. He did take the lead on LGBT issues from a socially conservative perspective on several occasions...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


862 days ago | thenorthwestern
How Mike Huckabee fails his Christian duty - The Oshkosh Northwestern
"...What's ridiculous is that Huckabee, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and his audience appear to believe that transgender individuals are perpetrating some sort of hoax so they can gain access to restrooms or locker rooms. Or that they've chosen to identify with a particular gender on a whim. This disregards the actual lives of transgender people, some of whom (though not all) have described feeling trapped in the wrong body from a young age. What's so funny about that?Worse, the butt of this joke are people who are already too frequently marginalized by society. According to the Human Rights Campaign, transgender individuals are four times more likely to have an annual household income of less than $10,000 and twice as likely to be unemployed compared with the general population...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


916 days ago | thenorthwestern
How Mike Huckabee fails his Christian duty - The Oshkosh Northwestern
"...How should Christians treat transgender people? The answer seems obvious: With respect and love. Yet former governor Mike Huckabee took to mocking transgender people at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention as he criticized city ordinances that allow people to use public restrooms based on how they identify their gender.Buzzfeed unearthed a video of the February comments in which the former Baptist minister quipped, "Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE. I'm pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, 'Coach, I think I'd rather shower with the girls today.'" As the presumably Christian audience clapped and giggled, Huckabee said, "You're laughing because it sounds so ridiculous, doesn't it?"..." see full article


917 days ago | rawstory
Mike Huckabee wants guys to cover their manboobs because feminism is too ... - Raw Story

"...Huckabee recently came under fire for other bizarre remarks involving female nudity. In a speech at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, he derided legislation preventing discrimination against transgender people by saying, Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE. I'm pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, Coach, I think I'd rather shower with the girls today,' the Des Moines Register reported...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


925 days ago | govexec
Play of the Day: Mike Huckabee is a Real Comedian - GovExec.com
"...As the Caitlyn Jenner story continues to dominate the news cycle, some jokes making light of Jenner's transition that 2016 candidate Mike Huckabee made in February have found new light.Progressives and the transgender community have criticized Huckabee, causing Conan O'Brien to joke about Huckabee's name, while The Nightly Show came up with a negative ad about Huckabee for his 2016 Republican rivals to use...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


926 days ago | advocate
George Pataki Urges Respect As Mike Huckabee Defends Trans Fantasy - Advocate.com
"...A new report reveals that Mike Huckabee's February "joke," in which he sarcastically laments that he wishes he could have pretended he were transgender when he was a teenager (so he could then shower with girls in his high school) is a familiar bit for the former preacher and presidential candidate.ADVERTISINGBuzzFeed found at least two earlier examples of the former Arkansas governor rolling out that punchline for easy yuks. And Huckabee tells the website's Andrew Kaczynski the only ones who seem to be stirred up about it is the media...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


926 days ago | eonline
Mike Huckabee Removes All Signs of Recent Support for the Duggars - E! Online
"...It seems that Mike Huckabee's support for the Duggars may have undergone a subtle shift. The controversial family's endorsement of the Republican presidential hopeful has disappeared from the 59-year-old politician's campaign website. According to reports, archived versions of the campaign site show that the 19 Kids and Countingstar's statements were removed sometime Monday night.Less than two weeks ago, the conservative politician spoke out in support of Josh Duggar following the allegations that he molested underage girls in 2002 and 2003. The 27-year-old reality star admitted to acting "inexcusably" when he was teenager, and last night, in a preview for the Duggar's forthcoming Fox News interview, it was revealed that Jessa and Jill Duggar were victims of their brother's sexual misconduct. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


926 days ago | arktimes
Mike Huckabee meets media, save banned Ark. Times, defends self, Milligan - Arkansas Times (blog)
"...But, had they been paying attention, would they be surprised that Huckabee was more concerned about Josh Duggar's reputation than the girls he fondled? Where were they when, in 2014, Huckabee spouted off that women who use birth control could not "control their libidos" and were so weak-minded that they could be brainwashed by Democrats into believing "they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription"?Huckabee's insensitivity to women's issues is of long-standing: No change there...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


927 days ago | cnn
Mike Huckabee's creepy transgender 'joke' - CNN

"...Huckabee's comments are not only crass but insulting. Even if he wants to dismiss the basic dignity and rights of transgender Americans, he could at least get his facts straight: Gender identity has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Is Huckabee aware that transgender youths are subject to intense levels of bullying and harassment in school and that more than half of these kids who were bullied in school have attempted suicide? Does Huckabee realize that 13 transgender women were murdered in 2014 alone? Does he know that transgender Americans experience poverty at four times the national average, due to employment discrimination and the costs associated with gender transition, combined with a lack of health care coverage? Does Huckabee think it's fun to belittle these people for the sake of juvenile humor?..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


927 days ago | vagazette
Mike Huckabee jokes about posing as transgender to shower with girls - Virginia Gazette
"...Huckabee is a long-shot for winning the GOP nomination. His hopes of doing so depend on winning heavily among evangelical conservatives, particularly in Southern states.In speeches and books, he has made a habit of statements that attract controversy, particularly on issues involving sexuality. He plays to the position many of his supporters hold that their beliefs are under assault by popular culture.His views on social issues, particularly his opposition to same-sex marriage, play well with GOP primary voters, but appear to be out of step with the broader national electorate.Huckabee also faces a generational challenge. Some younger Republican rivals are urging voters to back younger candidates in 2016. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


927 days ago | csmonitor
Why Mike Huckabee's 'shocking' transgender remarks resonate with many ... - Christian Science Monitor
"...Yet, despite the apparent tide of opinion seeming to shift in favor of transgender rights, there's a sizable, mostly silent, contingent uncomfortable with the issue. It is these Americans Gen Xers and baby boomers in Middle America, the Bible Belt, and the conservative West that represent Huckabee's audience.A February 2015 Harris poll found that about 40 percent of Americans show discomfort with a transgender person supervising children, and more than a third say they'd feel discomfort playing on a sports team that included a transgender athlete. The poll showed higher levels of discomfort in the South on nearly every LGBT issue...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


927 days ago | refinery29
Mike Huckabee Has Terrible Opinions On Trans Issues
"...While Huckabee's comments would be offensive no matter when the tape surfaced, they're particularly significant because of Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover and story, the growing conversation around trans issues, and the broader acceptance that has been building for more than a year. The former Arkansas Governor also trotted out a bit of fearmongering in his speech, suggesting that anti-discrimination laws allowing trans people to use restrooms appropriate for their identity are actually bad for children...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


927 days ago | latimes
Mike Huckabee jokes about posing as transgender to shower with girls
"...Huckabee is a long-shot for winning the GOP nomination. His hopes of doing so depend on winning heavily among evangelical conservatives, particularly in Southern states.In speeches and books, he has made a habit of statements that attract controversy, particularly on issues involving sexuality. He plays to the position many of his supporters hold that their beliefs are under assault by popular culture.His views on social issues, particularly his opposition to same-sex marriage, play well with GOP primary voters, but appear to be out of step with the broader national electorate.Huckabee also faces a generational challenge. Some younger Republican rivals are urging voters to back younger candidates in 2016. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


927 days ago | boingboing
Mike Huckabee: Wish I could've said I was transgender in high school, to ... - Boing Boing
"...Mike Huckabee, Josh Duggar supporter and perennial GOP Presidential nominee hopeful, gave some very creepy closing remarks at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville this past February. The speech was made months ago, but it's receiving new scrutiny today after Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair coming-out...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


928 days ago | latimes
Mike Huckabee's rhetoric of religious victimization - Los Angeles Times
"...Most voters outside of Republican primaries will find these assertions less than persuasive, even paranoid, but also, perhaps, familiar. With his entry into the race, Huckabee is bringing back into the national political conversation the sounds and tropes of the religious right. Whereas the tea party, which has come to dominate the grass-roots movement, broadcasts anger, the religious right stresses victimization.Huckabee's statement in Waukee was eerily reminiscent of the sentiments I encountered among activists on the religious right in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses in 1988. At that time, Iowa's evangelicals were still relatively new to the political process, still learning the ropes. But they were already fluent in the language of ill-treatment...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


931 days ago | hotair
Mike Huckabee finds the Supreme Court to be not all that supreme - Hot Air
"...I don't know how viable of a candidate former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will wind up being this time around, but he's certainly geting plenty of face time on cable news and stirring up the pot. Some of the positions he's been laying out are a bit off the beaten path as compared to most of the other primary hopefuls, but he does raise some interesting points. Many of his comments which have been attracting attention have to do with the courts and their proper role in the nuts and bolts of governing the nation. He's made a case for term limits on SCOTUS justices and clearly casts a rather jaundiced eye on the power they wield...." see full article


935 days ago | nationaljournal
This Isn't The First Time Mike Huckabee Has Sided With a Sexual Predator - National Journal
"...That might ring a bell. Today, the GOP presidential candidate is standing behind the Duggar family of Arkansas following the admission by eldest son Joshua Duggar that he molested children, including his own siblings, as a teenager. "No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story," Huckabee wrote in a Facebook post. "Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things."Kudos to Huckabee for embracing forgiveness, a virtue sorely lacking in public life. While I could be snarky and ask whether he still thinks homosexual couples shouldn't raise children, I don't think hypocrisy is the issue as much as judgment.Taken with the DuMond case, Huckabee's full-throated defense of the Duggars fits the pattern of a thin-skinned leader blinded by faith and opportunism...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


935 days ago | grist
Mike Huckabee can't make up his mind about ethanol - Grist
"...On the campaign trail, GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has been a vocal supporter of the ethanol industry. The former Arkansas governor has repeatedly spoken out in defense of the Renewable Fuel Standard the federal policy that requires energy companies to blend billions of gallons of biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel supply. That makes political sense in Iowa, where corn is big business. Ethanol made from corn constitutes the vast majority of domestic biofuel consumption. And roughly 40 percent of corn grown in the United States is used to produce ethanol.So it was a bit surprising when Huckabee used his latest book to take direct aim at biofuels such as ethanol. In the middle of a chapter questioning the science of climate change, he suggested that biofuels have been propped up by unscientific environmentalist policies that drive up food prices and make global warming worse...." see full article


941 days ago | nbcnews
OpEd: Mike Huckabee The Great Conservative Hope, Four Years Late - NBCNews.com

"...In order to play ball with today's Republican party Huckabee has had to transform himself into a parody of a country preacher fire and brimstone with a side of bean casserole and onion flakes rather than the politician of the past who seemed more interested in taking down the establishment and speaking for the working conservative poor in America...." see full article


941 days ago | salon
Mike Huckabee's apocalyptic pledge: Why his presidency would leave America ... - Salon

"...Over the weekend, Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee promised America that as president, he would do everything he could to send the country spiraling into economic ruin. He didn't phrase it this way, of course, but that's the only conclusion one can draw from Huckabee's Pledge To The People, a mishmash of rotten policy ideas that speak only to Huckabee's capacity to pander without the slightest hint of shame...." see full article


943 days ago | washingtonpost
Mike Huckabee's appalling crusade - Washington Post

"...Mike Huckabee's second run for the Republican presidential nomination will reveal how much embarrassment can emanate from one small town...." see full article


952 days ago | salon
Mike Huckabee is a raging hypocrite: Inside the religious right's incoherent ... - Salon

"...Republicans such as Huckabee and Jindal love to use their religion as a prop: They judge and preach and condemn under the cover of Christianity. And they assume this grants them a kind of moral superiority. Well, it doesn't. Huckabee and Jindal are political hucksters. They fancy themselves Christians, but their preachments are foul and their values are un-Christlike. They are exactly what many other current GOP candidates are as well: political entrepreneurs...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


953 days ago | unionleader
Drew Cline: Mike Huckabee, the Republican from the past - The Union Leader
"...Other references were implicit. He opened his speech by taking the audience back to his childhood in Hope, Ark., where he was born in 1955. The scene he set fishing, swimming, shooting BB guns recalled the opening of The Andy Griffith Show. As cultural references go, these suggest a candidate stuck in a frame of mind from a bygone time. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


954 days ago | thefederalist
Don't Underestimate Mike Huckabee - The Federalist
"...Mike Huckabee's message is essentially a tribal one, not a coherent or consistent philosophy. It's a timid, cynical agenda wrapped in a hodge-podge of faux-populist status quo Pepperidge Farm Remembers nostalgia. It plays wonderfully with Huckabee's tribe, and decently well outside of it ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


954 days ago | gawker
The Best Times Mike Huckabee Hinted at the End Times - Gawker
"...Isn't life terrible? Obama's in office, gays are getting married, and humanity has just generally lost its way. All of this comes with a whole slew of exciting punishments, since the End is nigh. And presidential candidate Mick Huckabee can't wait...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


954 days ago | startribune
Why Mike Huckabee won't win, but Joe Biden just might - Minneapolis Star Tribune
"...But Huckabee took a different route. Since 2008, he's spent most of his time writing books aimed at conservative readers, doing talk shows on radio and Fox News, giving well-paid speeches and endorsing survival ration kits. His campaign so far is perfectly designed to assure him a nice living doing more of the same...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


954 days ago | rawstory
Meet Mike Huckabee's rapey 2016 running mate who will keep him from being ... - Raw Story

"...Since Huckabee spent the last six years hosting a show on Fox News, there is no shortage of zany/offensive/downright moronic things that he has said on-air that will come back to haunt him, including inside stories still to come from those potty-mouthed trashy Fox women he said he was forced to work with...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


955 days ago | forbes
Mike Huckabee's Dance With Sharia--Replacing The Founders' Creation In The ... - Forbes
"...But should you decide to exercise your right to seek an amendment barring same-sex marriage, a right created by man, not God, consider whether you really want someone who would ignore the Constitution, bypass the amendment process and simply seek to supplant our guiding document with sharia law in this case, the religious law representing his own Christian beliefs to be the next President of the United States...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


955 days ago | salon
A president for the tinfoil hat crowd: Mike Huckabee has his finger on America ... - Salon

"...So, no, an EMP attack isn't especially likely, despite what Mike Huckabee says. However, ramping up concern over the devastating effects of an EMP blast does mesh nicely with another of Huckabee's interests: scamming money out of the panic-stricken and the gullible. Conspiracy websites like WorldNetDaily will happily sell you an exorbitantly expensive Faraday cage, a specially made box that is supposed to resist electromagnetic radiation and protect any electronics stored within from the devastating effects of an EMP blast. Think of it as a tinfoil hat for your iPad. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


955 days ago | douthat.blogs.nytimes
Mike Huckabee, Anti-Reform Conservative - New York Times (blog)
"...But his apparent 2016 agenda looks like a cracked, evil-Spock mirroring of how Republicans ought to actually address that problem; an irresponsible, pandering answer to economic insecurity that will make better responses that much harder to pursue. Huckabee could have been a reformer. But instead he's decided to play the Brezhnev of the entitlement reform debate, telling seniors and not-quite-seniors, Don't talk to me about conservatism; what you have, you hold...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


955 days ago | blog.sfgate
Mike Huckabee is extremely scared of you and also Satan. And you - SFGate (blog)
"...Mike Huckabee! He will bring wonderful things to the GOP race and might even make a terrific president is a statement you would, quite obviously, be totally bonkers to believe, though I am reasonably certain you do not, because, as we have established, reading things in the media or in journalism or in the form of satire in San Francisco is for elitist Obamacare sodomites who want to take away America's right to be bigoted against, or bash a Bible in the face of, people who are in any way different or smart or foreign or female or weird. Or gay...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


955 days ago | huffingtonpost
Does He Have a Prayer? Mike Huckabee Runs for President - Huffington Post

"...More importantly, however, I think Huckabee will fail because social conservatism is increasingly a spent political force. There was a time -- thirty years ago, even twenty -- when religiously-motivated social conservatives like Jerry Falwell and Ralph Reed commanded instantaneous national attention. In those days, it seemed like the energy and the enthusiasm was with them...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


955 days ago | bustle
Can Mike Huckabee Win The Religious Vote This Time Around? He Might Need ... - Bustle
"...With unease over a potential Huckabee candidacy on both sides of the GOP scale and a rallying religious fervor for candidates like the far right Cruz and the virulently pro-life Walker, the former Arkansas governor, once beloved by Christian voters, will need more than just luck this time around he'll need to re-craft his strategy...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


956 days ago | politico
The populist 1 percenter - Politico

"...Huckabee still tells his own up-from-the-bootstraps story, but it's not quite the same as in 2008 when he'd only been out of the governorship for a year and had a small bank account. In the years since, Huckabee has aggressively filled his coffers...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


956 days ago | thinkprogress
Six Times Mike Huckabee Used Bad Theology To Support His Policies - ThinkProgress
"...The former Governor has implied that, since he loves God, God would by extension ordain his presidency. To be fair, he's not the first leader to invoke this sort of spiritual power, as European monarchs long claimed unmitigated authority by citing the divine right of kings. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


956 days ago | jezebel
That Time Mike Huckabee's Loser Son Allegedly Tortured a Dog to Death - Jezebel
"...This old anecdote was dredged up in 2007, around when Huckabee was discussing running for President (and not long after the time David was arrested in Little Rock for trying to board an airplane with a gun. Classic Loser Son!). The story surfaced again early this year, after Huckabee made the very dumb strategic move to flap his gums about the Obamas' lax parenting because they let their teen daughters listen to Beyonc ...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


956 days ago | bloombergview
Mike Huckabee Will Make History - Bloomberg View
"...It's possible to do better in a second race for a presidential nomination than it was the first time, even without acquiring new credentials along the way. Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney all did so. That history is one reason I give Huckabee a real chance of winning, even though he isn't a top-tier contender...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


956 days ago | bloomberg
Mike Huckabee: A Colloquial, Clever Appeal to the Working Class - Bloomberg
"...Still, with a polarizing Democrat in the White House, financial anxiety high, and a slew of Southern contests next March, Huckabee put the party on notice that he aims to be a different kind of first-tier candidate. Again...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


956 days ago | chicago.suntimes
Roger Simon: New Mike Huckabee won't play the nice guy - Chicago Sun-Times
"...He senses his party doesn't want sweet-talkin' guys. This time around, he believes the Republican Party wants guys who will eat nails and spit out tacks.And Huckabee has adapted...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


956 days ago | ibtimes
Mike Huckabee 2016 Announcement: Can Former Arkansas Governor ... - International Business Times
"...Without a strong fundraising campaign, though, it's unlikely Huckabee can attain crossover appeal. And even if he did, conservative groups such as the Club for Growth would attempt to knock Huckabee as a candidate who's not viable, pushing for contenders such as Walker, Dowdle said...." see full article


958 days ago | salon
Mike Huckabee doesn't speak Spanish, but he does "speak Jesus": Inside the ... - Salon

"...Mike Huckabee can make some small claim to populism with his record of raising some regressive sales taxes in Arkansas to pay for education. He can speak Jesus and he can also communicate reasonably well in Average Joe Sixpack, which is helpful. But there is no way he could ever get away with GOP apostasy on the efficacy of government and he knows it. He might as well declare himself a socialist and join Bernie Sanders on the trail. Never going to happen...." see full article


960 days ago | washingtonpost
Two minutes that show Mike Huckabee's great promise as a presidential candidate - Washington Post (blog)

"...Add it all up and I don't see Huckabee as a top-tier candidate or the nominee. But, to those who would dismiss his chances out of hand, I say two things: (1) Remember 2008, and (2) watch that video...." see full article


960 days ago | fitsnews
Blind Hogs And Acorns, Mike Huckabee And "Obamatrade" - FITSNews
"...But we have to give credit where it is due. Huckabee is 100 percent correct in his opposition to Obamatrade an effort to grant U.S. president Barack Obama sweeping trade powers so he can cut an Asian trade deal benefiting wealthy Wall Street bankers and liberal Hollywood elites (at the expense of American workers and consumers)...." see full article


963 days ago | ringoffireradio
Terrified Mike Huckabee: "We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of ... - Ring of Fire
"...Increasingly, conservatives are looking for an enemy to fight in the upcoming 2016 presidential race. Whether it's Obama, gay marriage, or some other illusive they conservatives have no shortage of villainous boogeymen to scare voters with. The latest candidate to share in the scare-wars is Mike Huckabee, claiming that soon Christianity will be illegal in the United States...." see full article


964 days ago | nwaonline
Between the lines: Ex-governor Huckabee appears headed for presidential run - NWAOnline
"...Unless the necessary money somehow fails to materialize, Huckabee will officially join that ever-crowded field of Republican candidates in May...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


969 days ago | thedailybeast
Huckabee Is Ted Cruzs Nightmare - Daily Beast

"...Put aside the snake oil salesman stuff, and the numerous ridiculous things Huckabee has said to get attention, and you're left with a man who is essentially the love child of Clinton and Ronald Reagan. I recently argued that only the great politicians like The Gipper and Bubba can oscillate between indignation and compassion. Well, guess what: Huckabee can do both, too...." see full article


970 days ago | thedailybeast
Huckabee Is Ted Cruz's Nightmare - Daily Beast

"...Put aside the snake oil salesman stuff, and the numerous ridiculous things Huckabee has said to get attention, and you're left with a man who is essentially the love child of Clinton and Ronald Reagan...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


970 days ago | nytimes
Mike Huckabee Would Be a More Important Candidate Than You Might Think - New York Times

"...he will be one of the most significant figures in the primary season, with the ability to deny a crucial segment of voters or even states to another candidate...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


971 days ago | thedailybeast
Huckabees Feud With The Clintons - Daily Beast

"...a Super PAC has been established for his presumed campaign, and that a network of supporters in Iowa was being built up. He's in New Hampshire tonight...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


974 days ago | cnn
Huckabee to announce presidential plans next month - CNN

"...Huckabee has been actively preparing for a presidential bid, traveling to early primary states and fleshing out his political team...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


974 days ago | thehill
Why Mike Huckabee is a serious 2016 GOP presidential candidate ...

"... He is incredibly popular. The former Arkansas governor currently hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on Fox News, used to host a daily radio program The Mike Huckabee Show and is the author of a plethora of bestselling books. He is seemingly everywhere in Republican circles and that will bode well if he chooses to run in 2016. Indeed, it puts him at a different level than his other potential GOP challengers...." see full article or see all articles on this topic



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