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Republican presidential hopeful, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, comments during a press conference in Dallas, Texas, Monday, Dec. 10, 2007.

Flap has been discussing Mike Huckabee’s proclivity for making statements that will guarantee a 45 state loss for the GOP in next year’s Presidential race.

But, now there are more:

  • Gays in the Military: Asked about gays in the military, for example, he didn’t just reject the idea but added: “I believe to try to legitimize that which is inherently illegitimate would be a disgraceful act of government. I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.”
  • Saddam Hussein: When asked whether the U.S. should take any action to kill Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Huckabee replied: “The U.S. should not kill Saddam Hussein or anyone else.” The U.S. military captured Saddam, an Iraqi court convicted him and he was hanged last December.
  • The elimination of political action committees and campaign contributions from lobbyists: He also said candidates should not be allowed to receive contributions until one year before an election and said there should be limits on the amount of out-of-state money they could accept. As Arkansas governor, Huckabee formed a political action committee based in Virginia to raise money for non-federal candidates that allowed him to travel and raise his profile for a potential presidential run. The Hope for America PAC shut down earlier this year as Huckabee entered the White House race.
  • Would not support any tax increases if elected to the Senate: Huckabee’s record of raising some taxes as Arkansas’ governor has drawn fire from fiscal conservatives in the presidential race.
  • Rejected the idea of women in combat: “because of my strong traditional view that women should be treated with respect and dignity and not subject to the kinds of abuses that could occur in combat.”
  • Opposed passing a law that would give workers time off to care for an ailing family member: In 1993, Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act, which entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a close relative with a serious health condition or if the employee could not work due to health problems.

How many states did Flap say Huckabee as the GOP Presidential nominee lose 45? Well, he might lose more.

Mike Huckabee might be a nice sunny preacher man with a golden tongue but his political ideology is not only hypocritical in many instances but also radically outside the mainstream.

The GOP cannot retain the Presidency by nominating Mike Huckabee.

Stay tuned…….

Update:

There are EVEN more:

  • Living together out of wedlock: “Is demeaning to the highest expression of human love and commitment. I reject it as an alternate lifestyle, because it robs people of the highest possible relationship one can experience: marriage.”
  • A smoking ban in public places: Would support. Said he had never smoked marijuana or “experimented with any illegal drug.” In fact, he said he had never used any tobacco products because of “a very sensitive allergy”
  • A wife is to submit: In August of 1998, Huckabee was one of 131 signatories to a full page USA Today Ad which declared: “I affirm the statement on the family issued by the 1998 Southern Baptist Convention.” What was in the family statement from the SBC? “A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ.” The ad wasn’t just a blanket, “we support the SBC statement,” but rather highlighted details. The ad Huckabee signed specifically said of the SBC family statement: “You are right because you called wives to graciously submit to their husband’s sacrificial leadership.”

Don’t think American women voters will especially like the last one. At Kos they say Huckabee is “TOAST.” Flap is inclined to agree.

And, how about this? Mike Huckabee had bariatric weight loss surgery.

In essence, if true, his weight loss book, state health care program, and the very thing that gave him his initial national exposure, his weight loss, is based on a lie. The evidence is compelling and while obviously a blog post can’t prove it – it does a pretty thorough job of raising the question. It isn’t light reading, it reads like a professional job. After reading thousands of words and looking at many graphs and graphics – I’ll just leave you with this – does that guy on the right look like someone who exercises constantly to lose and keep off over 100 pounds?

Huckabee’s signature issue is fitness and weight control, and his evangelism on these matters never strays far from his own example.

Even if Governor Huckabee had lost weight by having bariatric surgery, there would be no shame in that,” says Alice Stewart, press secretary for the Mike Huckabee Exploratory Committee. “

Except that he’s on the record denying it and profited from a diet book. Why the hedge? Anyway, as they say, read it all. It’ll take some time.

Flap doesn’t know about the last one.  But, the others should be enough for enough direct mail and television ads to sink him.

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Mike Huckabee Watch: AIDS Comments Alarm Ryan White’s Mother; Update: See What Flap Means

Mike Huckabee Watch: Homosexuals “Miss The Mark”

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Flip Flops on Illegal Immigration and Cuba Embargo

Mike Huckabee Watch: My Entry into Politics – “Getting Inside the Dragon’s Belly”

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Parses AIDS Quarantine Statement

Mike Huckabee Watch: AIDS and Homosexual Statements Plague Huckabee? ; Update: Huckabee Responds

Michael Ramirez on Evangelical Christian Vs. Mormon in the GOP

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Opens Up Commanding Lead Over Mitt Romney in Iowa

Mike Huckabee Watch: Arkansas Clemencies – Is Huckabee Too Soft on Crime?


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Rudy Giuliani arrives at The Counter in Santa Monica, California December 11, 2007

Rudy Giuliani continues to lead in the latest ABC/Washington Post National GOP poll:

  • Rudy – 25% (34%, November)
  • Mike Huckabee – 19% (9%)
  • Mitt Romney – 17% ( 13%)
  • Fred Thompson – 14% (16%)
  • John McCain – 12% (17%)

While the Mayor has fallen in this poll over the past month, he continues to draw strength from a plurality of GOP voters. Now, with less than 30 days to go before the first caucus in Iowa, it remains to be seen if Rudy can continue his national GOP poll lead, withstand some “early state” losses and sweep to victory on Super Duper Tuesday when big states vote.

Also, let’s look at the top two election issues:

  • Economy – 44% (29%, November)
  • Iraq – 37% (45%)
  • Health Care – 22% (27%)
  • Terrorism – 15% (9%)
  • Immigration – 10% (8%)

Interesting that the Iraq War is now fading as the major issue of the campaign season. Will the terrorism issue drive voters to Giuliani’s message strength?

Stay tuned……..

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Rudy Giuliani addresses the press regarding Iran’s nuclear program and the NIE, Santa Monica, California, December 11, 2007

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Rudy Giuliani addresses the press at The Counter in Santa Monica, California December 11, 2007

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While Flap prepares today’s video of Rudy Giuliani’s press conference in Santa Monica this afternoon, here is a fine interview of the Mayor by Hugh Hewitt. Flap listened to it on the radio while driving home through Malibu Canyon.

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AIDS victim Ryan White, of Kokomo, Ind., and his mother Jeanne White enter U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, Aug. 16, 1985. Jeanne White-Ginder the mother of the teenager whose life-ending battle with AIDS in the 1980s engrossed the nation, said Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, she wants to meet with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee over his statement 15 years ago that AIDS patients should have been isolated.

Remember the comments of former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee during his race for the Arkansas Senate in 1992:

  • “If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague…. It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.”
  • “In light of the extraordinary funds already being given for AIDS research, it does not seem that additional federal spending can be justified….”
  • “An alternative would be to request that multimillionaire celebrities, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna and others who are pushing for more AIDS funding be encouraged to give out of their own personal treasuries increased amounts for AIDS research.”

Now, Ryan White’s mother, Jeanne White-Ginder says she is alarmed at Huckabee’s comments.

The mother of Ryan White, an Indiana teenager whose life-ending battle with AIDS in the 1980s engrossed the nation, wants to meet with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee to discuss his comments 15 years ago that AIDS patients should have been isolated.

The former Arkansas governor and GOP front-runner in the important Iowa caucuses said Sunday that he stood by the comments.

That has infuriated Jeanne White-Ginder, who said: “It’s so alarming to me.”

In a telephone interview Monday with The Associated Press from her home in Leesburg, Fla., she said: “It’s very important to me that we don’t live in the darkness” when people thought AIDS was transmitted through casual contact, such as by “kissing, tears, sweat and saliva.”

“We have to treat this disease like a disease, and like Ryan always said, not like a dirty word,” she said.

White was 13 when he was diagnosed with AIDS in December 1984, having contracted the disease from the blood-clotting agent used to treat his hemophilia. He was barred from school the following year out of fear the disease was spread casually. He died in 1990 at age 18.

Do Mike Huckabee’s responses REALLY carry ANY weight?

No, and what is the most alarming is that Huckabee was many YEARS behind the science of AIDS – to the point of playing the AIDS Card (or was it the anti-homosexual card) to be elected the the United States Senate (Huckabee lost the race).

So, what would you call Huckabee’s response?

Disingenuous indeed. In 1992, we in the dental profession had for many years understood the transmission routes of HIV/AIDS infection. The Kimberly Bergalis case was in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s – NOT as late as 1992 when Mike Huckabee answered the questionnaire. Moreover, C. Everett Koop issued his Surgeon General’s report in 1986.

Here is the 1986 information:

United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General. “Surgeon General’s Report on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.” United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General, [October 1986]. Brochure. Official Report. 19 Images.

So, why did Huckabee advocate quarantine in 1992?

Jeanne White-Ginder has a RIGHT to be alarmed as every American voter should.

Flap can see the television commercials now in the general election. The GOP may nominate Huckabee but he will be slaughtered by the Democrats in November 2008.

Huckabee’s electability as President is ZERO.

Update:

See what Flap means?

The latest banner from Drudge:

From Drudge:

Democrat party officials are avoiding any and all criticism of Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee, insiders reveal.

The Democratic National Committee has told staffers to hold all fire, until he secures the party’s nomination.

The directive has come down from the highest levels within the party, according to a top source.

Within the DNC, Huckabee is known as the “glass jaw — and they’re just waiting to break it.”

In the last three weeks since Huckabee’s surge kicked in, the DNC hasn’t released a single press release criticizing his rising candidacy.

The last DNC press release critical of Huckabee appeared back on March 2nd.

[DNC Press Release Attack Summary:

Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) – 37% (99 press releases)
Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) – 28% (74)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) – 24% (64)
Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) – 8% (20)
Governor Mike Huckabee – 2% (4)]

In fact, as the story broke over the weekend that Huckabee said he wanted to isolate AIDS patients back in 1992, the DNC ignored the opportunity to slam the candidate from the left.

“He’ll easily be their McGovern, an easy kill,” mocked one senior Democrat operative Tuesday morning from Washington.

“His letting out murderers because they shout ‘Jesus’, his wanting to put 300,000 AIDS patients and Magic Johnson into isolation, ain’t even scratching the surface of what we’ve got on him.”

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Mike Huckabee Watch: Homosexuals “Miss The Mark”

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Flip Flops on Illegal Immigration and Cuba Embargo

Mike Huckabee Watch: My Entry into Politics – “Getting Inside the Dragon’s Belly”

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Parses AIDS Quarantine Statement

Mike Huckabee Watch: AIDS and Homosexual Statements Plague Huckabee? ; Update: Huckabee Responds

Michael Ramirez on Evangelical Christian Vs. Mormon in the GOP

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Opens Up Commanding Lead Over Mitt Romney in Iowa

Mike Huckabee Watch: Arkansas Clemencies – Is Huckabee Too Soft on Crime?


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