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Sounds More Like a Lame Excuse than Cynical, Huck

A lot of these organizations wouldn’t have the ability to do urgent fundraising because if we slay the dragon, what dragon do they continue to fight? And so, for many of them, it could be a real detriment to their organization’s abilities to gin up their supporters and raise the contributions, and I know that sounds cynical but… it’s just, it is what it is.

— Mike Huckabee, “explaining” why evangelical groups won’t support his presidential campaign out of fear they would no longer be able to fundraise if Christian policies were actually put in place, BuzzFeed reports.

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Huckabee Says Obama ‘Pretends’ to Be a Christian

I’m less concerned about what faith the person has. I’m more concerned about the authenticity of their faith and how that plays out in their politics … I’m also concerned about a guy that believes he’s a Christian and pretends to be and then says he is, but then does things that makes it very difficult for people to practice their Christian faith.

— Mike Huckabee, telling Newsmax that President Obama “pretends to be” a Christian.

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Obama Characterizes GOP Candidates’ Attempts to Gain Attention as ‘Sad’

The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are I think part of just a general pattern we’ve seen… that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad. Maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines but it’s not the kind of leadership that’s needed for America right now.

— President Obama, quoted by ABC News, on Mike Huckabee’s inflammatory comments on the Iran deal.

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Walker Leads in Iowa

18%

Scott Walker’s lead over the GOP presidential pack in Iowa, followed by Donald Trump at 10%, Ben Carson at 10%, Rand Paul at 9%, Ted Cruz at 9%, Jeb Bush at 8%, Marco Rubio at 7% and Mike Huckabee at 5%, a new Quinnipiac poll in Iowa finds. Said pollster Peter Brown: “Those who thought the Republican race in the Iowa caucuses might begin to clarify itself better think again. As even more candidates toss their hats into the ring, the race has gotten even more muddled.”

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Huckabee Tortures Another Metaphor

We’re called upon not to be the thermometers that reflect the temperature in the culture. We’re called upon to be thermostats, which can read the temperature and seek to adjust it to where it should be.

— Mike Huckabee, quoted by the Washington Post.

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Huckabee Playing the Victim in Confederate Flag Flap

Everyone’s being baited with this question, as if somehow that has anything to do whatsoever with running for president. And my position is, it most certainly does not.

— Mike Huckabee, who doesn’t like being asked about the Confederate battle flag, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Is Huckabee Pandering to the Child Molester Vote?

No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.

— Mike Huckabee, writing on Facebook, on Josh Duggar admitting to molesting children, including his own sisters.

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Huckabee Explains the Fantasy GOP Nominating Process

his whole process is to elect a Republican nominee. It’s not to provide a media circus. It’s not to provide entertainment to the masses and to create a show that would be delightfully pleasant for the opposition to watch.

— Mike Huckabee, quoted by the Washington Post, commenting on the growing worry about a wide-open nominating contest featuring a historically large and diverse field.

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Mike Huckabee, Snake Oil Salesman

Behind former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s warm smile, inclusive rhetoric, and gee-whiz populism lies an ethics record that would make a Clinton blush. His greedy, cheesy money grabs in Arkansas were a preview of today’s greedy, cheesy money grabs. … As part of what the New York Times called ‘unconventional ways to fund a campaign,’ the newly minted GOP presidential candidate recently pitched a dubious medical treatment via infomercial… But that’s not all! Huckabee is allowing his mailing list – the names and email addresses of his political supporters — to be used to peddle cancer cures based on Bible verses.

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Huckabee Declares His Candidacy — Good Luckabee!

Eight years later our debt has more than doubled, America’s leadership in the world has completely evaporated and the country is more polarized than ever in my lifetime.

— Mike Huckabee, quoted by Yahoo News, formally announcing his presidential bid.