Monday, January 21, 2008

Huck, Part II:

Remember, kids: The last time we had a populist moralizing evangelical in the White House, we gave away the Panama Canal...

14 comments:

Oldsmoblogger said...

Combining the policy smarts of Jimmeh Earl Carter, the integrity of Elmer Gantry, and the campaign tactics of Greg Stillson, it's Mike Huckabee!

B&N said...

Brother Jimmah!

Barf!!!

WmEarl said...

People broadly broadcasting their religious philosophy bother me as much as 15,000 young hormone raging men with fully automatic firearms and full basic load - not at all. But I wouldn't vote to make anyone President that put his relationship with God or his sexual partners in public view... I need leadership that I don't laugh at, and that I trust. Jimmy Carter forgave the Vietnam War resisters, boycotted the Moscow Olympics and didn't rescue the Iranian hostages, no matter the cost.

LabRat said...

Huckabee lost me with his RINO policies long ago, but he REALLY lost me when he said he wanted to "bring the Constitution in line with Biblical standards". Apparently he meant that was why he wanted to support a marriage amendment and an amendment banning abortion and nothing else... but that's a pretty damn big "only" and he only went on to explain why he thought we should amend the Constitution because that was "in the Bible".

Even the evangelicals I know find that creepy.

staghounds said...

Plus, he actually is a Democrat - "Fred Thompson stole my votes! And it was cold!"

Jonathan said...

Huckabee believes in that S. Baptist convention thing that states that 'wimmin' need to obey their husbands. Utter crap.

and he wants creationism taught in the schools.

whack.job.

Anonymous said...

Well I really dislike Carter and Huckabee too but why was it a bad thing that we gave away the Panama Canal? Pretty generous of us. Panama is an ally and even if it weren't, I think we could give it to them so long as they never operate is well and never refused us access.

Patrick said...

Huckabee strikes me as Dubya-type compassionate conservative, but with Jimmah's foreign policy and fiscal instincts.

You know, the apocalypse.

Anonymous said...

Um, wmearl, Jimmy *tried* to rescue the hostages, and failed. It wasn't for lack of trying....

Anonymous said...

No, it wasn't for lack of TRYING. It was for lack of BRAINS.

Amos said...

Because Panama leased the management of the Canal to China.

Augusto said...

"Because Panama leased the management of the Canal to China."

False.

A Chinese company manages the ports, NOT the canal. The canal is managed by the Panama Canal Commission (it's called something else now, that the US name).

BTW Jimmy Carter, thanks!!! The only thing he got right was this :-)

J.R.Shirley said...

American business interests fabricated the revolution that created Panama. Yeah, so we made a treaty (here: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/panama/pan001.htm
), but that doesn't change that fact that we started an unrighteous war for it.

Roberta X said...

We stole it fair and square, JR, why shouldn' we have kept it?

As for Huck, feh. I'd take Kucinnich over him. Nemiah Scudder, we don't need.