For someone who talks the talk on Christian Values, Huckabee sure doesn't walk the walk

At this point there are so many Republican presidential candidates it is almost impossible to keep count. Deja Vu of the Republican primaries, another circus like 2012. Many of these candidates have stated that God told them to run for President making appeals to the Christian conservative extremist right. Nobody else has played this card better than “Pastor” Mike Huckabee.

Thanks to his paid tenure for “Huckabee,” his Fox News show for six years, he’s become a household name with a lot of name recognition. Mike Huckabee resigned from Fox apparently due to the conflict of interest in entering an election. However, that does not resolve the ethical dilemma of thumping the Bible in the name of power and control over the free world.

There are a lot of documented quotes and clips from his show online and they’re quite disturbing. Mike Huckabee wants a theocracy plain and simple. But the dilemma is that Huckabee is a walking contradiction, hypocritical and without ethics. He wants to have his cake and eat it too.

Some samples of Mike Huckabee’s terrifying quotes are:

“I didn’t get into politics because I thought government had a better answer. I got into politics because I knew government didn’t have the real answers, that the real answers lie in accepting Jesus Christ into our lives.”

“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other, and how we treat the family.”

“I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ.

“But I think schools also ought to be fair to all views. Because, frankly, Darwinism is not an established scientific fact. It is a theory of evolution, that’s why it’s called the theory of evolution.”

I support and have always supported passage of a federal constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. As President, I will fight for passage of this amendment. My personal belief is that marriage is between one man and one woman, for life. 

“I almost wish that there would be, like, a simultaneous telecast, and all Americans would be forced — forced at gunpoint no less — to listen to every David Barton message, and I think our country would be better for it. I wish it’d happen.”

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Mike Huckabee thinks Jay-Z is a “pimp’ and Beyonce is a Welfare Queen. Just a reminder.

“[W]atching ducks land on a lake in Arkansas in the winter is about the closest to Heaven as you can find on this earth… and as someone who believes, according to my faith, I will go to Heaven when I die, I am pretty sure that there is duck hunting in Heaven!” ~ Speaking to an NRA group

“There’s only one explanation for it, and it’s not a human one. It’s the same power that helped a little boy with two fish and five loaves feed a crowd of 5,000 people and that’s the only way that our campaign could be doing what it’s doing.”

When Mike Huckabee made the announcement for his candidacy last weekend, he casually broke campaign finance laws. Out of one side of his mouth he said that he would not be taking large corporate sponsors, only donations of $10.00-$25.00. Of course, he followed that with the tongue-in-cheek caveat that “rest assured, if you want to donate a million dollars, please do.”

Here’s the thing; the maximum amount federal candidates can legally solicit for their own campaigns or a supportive super PAC is $5,400. Huckabee knows this but being the snakeoil salesman that he is, he smirked about it.

Mike Huckabee was soliciting donations to his Super Pac, Pursuing America’s Greatness. Period. He’s allowed to solicit the $5,400 but the point is he technically broke the law when he made his quip about donating a million in his candidacy announcement. If it wasn’t so egregious and misleading, it would be almost comical.

On the other hand, thanks to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, Super Pacs can now donate unlimited sums of money, but it must be unsolicited. Were Huckabee a Democrat, Republicans would be up in arms about it. So who is going to hold Huckabee accountable for this? Nobody.

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To be fair he’s evolved on the arugula issue. Via Blue Nation Review.

The restrictions are more of a formality than an enforced law. Other politicians have been known to raise money and attend events for their dark money nonprofit groups and super PACs. Some candidates with exploratory committees are soliciting money prior to announcing their candidacy. The corruption is astounding and an erosion of democracy.

There are also questions of a theological nature that Mike Huckabee should be forced to answer especially by his Christian supporters and constituents. First and foremost, where in the Bible has anybody or any prophet asked for money when God told them to do something. Never.

Two of several examples of being a Christian are:

Matthew 19:21

Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.

Luke 2: 21

And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 23 But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.

So “Pastor” Mike Huckabee, which is it?  Money or no money? If God told you to run for President, why do you need to ask for money for this mantle God has bestowed on you?  Stop talking your extremist Christian hate and voodoo. That does not qualify you to be President, no matter how rich it makes you.

And if Mike Huckabee is the “most likable” Republican candidate, it’s a dire warning about the rest of the GOP field.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. What are “Christian values”? Are they the values Christians actually demonstrate, or those they pretend to have? If they are the values that Christians actually have, then Huckabee is a perfect Christian, a selfish, lying, sociopathic hypocrite. There are maybe three people in the world that actually practice the virtues Christians profess, and two of them are Buddhist.

    • This maniac is in full favor of a theocracy, make no mistake. The Christians are collectively either out of their rabid ass minds or in the case of those with a slightly better grip on reality too afraid to make waves and oppose the lunatics for fear of anybody seeing Christians as divided.
      So a pox on both your houses. Values are easy to identify – we can list them, but that’s just a list. Real values are demonstrated through behavior – showing one’s true colors. In that context, American Christians are just what you indicate: selfish, liars, hypocritical sociopaths, (I couldn’t pick any better words), and totally incapable of understanding what Constitutional freedom even is.
      David Barton is a lying spin doctor trying to paint our history as a Christian nation and rewriting history to reflect his warped opinion. History has typically been recorded by the most powerful, so in this age of the internet and hundreds if not thousands of alternative ways to get our news or read about history, it’s actually quite amazing how many brain washed Christian cult members are willing to believe what they’re told and have no interest in independent research.
      If Huckabee gains any traction outside the cult, I hope his opponents jump on his comment that people should be forced at gunpoint to listen to Barton. That is truly a sick sonofabitch.
      Here in my home state of Arkansas, we remember when “God” Huckabee insisted on releasing a deranged rapist from prison because that prisoner had “accepted Jesus”. Good call. Said released prisoner wasted no time and committed rape and murder immediately after his release.
      Christians are deluded and incredibly dangerous. They are not content with practicing their beliefs. They demand that their dogma be forced on everybody, through schools, government, media and every outlet they can because they are ordered to by God and Jesus.
      If you protest, or stand up for your 1st Amendment rights, they’re suddenly persecuted, boo hoo hoo. No Christian I know personally with maybe one or two exceptions can accept any disagreement or criticism without going totally ballistic, and although they call themselves “sinners”, they will never admit to any kind of wrongdoing.
      And they call followers of Islam extremists.

  2. There’s a few (actually many) verses from that psychotic, self contradicting, book that I’d like to shove in his face just to see what bullshit he could come up with.
    Like do you eat shit as “God” commands in Ezekiel 4: 12-13?
    Or how about Revalation 14: 1-5 that claims only the most righteous 144,000 will enter the “kingdom of heaven”?
    Then there’s one of my favorites where Jesus hates the fig tree because it has no fruit (even though it’s out of season) so he kills it by saying, “No man [shall] eat fruit of thee hereafter, forever” in Mark 12: 14. So I guess the Westboro Baptist church got it all wrong, God doesn’t hate fags, he hates figs…..anyway there are many many more but I’ll leave with just that.
    Huckabee has no business EVER being president and destroying our SECULAR Constitution.

    • You are right on target. I feel the same way about ted crud, sanctimonious santorum, palin, bachman, bush, Saint Raygun, perry, rubio, et al. Most of them spew this crap to con their moron pseudo-religious base into voting for them and they are to stupid to see right through these opportunists.

  3. I like the story of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25 and am a firm believer in helping the poor and disabled. A good shepherd takes care of his sheep and the goats commit the seven deadly sins most days. I am Catholic and our priest is in his late seventies like myself and is from Puerto Rico. He is fantastic. Our parish stresses helping the poor and disabled and is predominantly hispanic.

    We left another local Catholic church because the priest – who is a middle aged white guy – was a flaming conservative always complaining about abortion and “Obamacare” and how “Obama” is taking away our religious freedoms. We dumped this church fast because we got tired of the political lecturing. His tax exemption should be pulled. We haven’t been back but I’ll bet he hasn’t changed a bit and detests our new Pope.

  4. He is a Crucifascist Misogynist like most fun-dumb-mentalists. They must be taught a hard lesson in 2016 or it will only get worse like it did in 1932.

  5. False charlatan use of a biblical false G0Ds of mythological dogmas to enhance themselves,himself with power, control, and taking G0D named money!! As most preachers do, as a scamming business venture!!! Just ask Joel Osteen!!

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