What the huck, Mike?

11 01 2008

I like Mike Huckabee, he’s not a bad guy. I don’t want him to ever be our president. I think he has the ability to lead and the ability to do what is right but I don’t think he has the ability to tactfully follow through with the voice of the people. He has said some pretty kooky things during the campaign and he just keeps trumping himself with something more inflammatory and border-line nutty.

Remember when he asked a reporter if Mormons believe that Satan and Jesus are brothers? It was spun as him just asking a harmless question, not knowing much about the LDS religion. The thing is, he was a Baptist preacher and we Mormons know that the Baptists believe we’re all going to hell because we have a different understanding of Christ and the Godhead than they do. When talking to a Baptist it’s essentially “I’m right and you’re wrong so you’re going to hell”. The Huckster’s innocent question was a jab at Mormonism and he knows it. But it’s all fair, I don’t take offense. I just see what he was doing and it kind of cracked me up how he played it off as “Huh? I didn’t know, I was just asking”.

So last week he made the following comment:

“One of the great challenges facing us is that we do not commit the same
mistakes with our growing Hispanic population that we did with African
Americans 150 years ago and beyond. We’re still paying the price for the
pathetic manner in which this country handled that… I think, frankly, the
Lord is giving us a second chance to do better than we did before.”

According to the Huckster, God is giving us a second chance to make up for the horrors of slavery? How does he put these things together in his mind let alone allow them to come flying out of his pie hole into the world wide media? First of all, the slaves were kidnapped, beaten, forced into slavery and treated like wild beasts. The illegals immigrating from Mexico are coming here of their own free will, finding jobs, living freely, are given countless benefits that the slaves would never have dreamed of receiving.

What’s next? Will he draw parallels between the attacks of 9/11 and mad cow disease, or global warming and the price of gold? What a goofy bastard.

But that’s not all. Look what he said last night in the Republican debate when asked about the Iranian fast boats approaching US Navy vessels and his opinion on how the matter was handled.

“Be prepared, first, to put your sights on the American vessel. And then be prepared that the next thing you see will be the gates of Hell, because that is exactly what you will see after that.”

Now, the truth is that I wish more presidents would speak in these terms when it comes to standing up to our aggressors, but they need to be the president, not some candidate. Good ol’ Huckabee is showing himself to be an off-the-cuff wierdo. What kind of diplomatic progress would a guy like this be able to make if in the debates he has already told Iran that “if you piss me off I’m sending you to hell”?

In a way I do like it but that’s not the right way to get into office, telling someone they’ll be shown the gates of hell. Especially a bunch of Muslim fanatics who think that if they blow themselves up that their next move is to bone down on 72 virgins. The Huckster might be a good advisor, VP or cabinet member but I hope to God he never gets the Republican nod.

Please, all you evangelicals who support the Huckster, take a good look and remember that this wingnut has his eye on the destruction of the wicked and the rapture. That’s no way to function in the DC political environment and no way to manage the office of President. Those things are up to God, not Mike Huckabee. This is my opinion of Mike Huckabee. I believe his Baptist preacher roots are too deep to remove him from the spectacle of hell fire and brimstone to be the diplomat he needs to be. Huckabee is kooky! Mommy, hold me!

The Israeli occupation?

10 01 2008

This week George Bush said, “There should be an end to the occupation that began in 1967. The agreement must establish a Palestine as a homeland for the Palestinian people just as Israel is a homeland for the Jewish people.”

First of all, there is no “Palestinian people”. If anything, the Palestinian people are made up of Arabs and Jews together. The Palestinian people are those people who occupy the Palestinian territories. They are not a race and they are not a nation.

After all of the Jewish concessions to the Arabs over the last couple of hundred years, not to mention the last couple of thousand years, I don’t understand how any educated person can call the Jewish existence in Palestine an occupation. The bottom line is that the Arabs will never be happy until the Jews are eradicated from Palestine. The Jews want nothing more than to live free in their homeland. Yes, Palestine is the Jewish homeland and always has been.

Take a look at historical maps and see how the Jewish state has dwindled into what it is today. Jewish concessions and cooperation has given the Arab Palestinians more and more of what they ask for. What more do they want? We know what they want but for some reason the leaders of the world are unable to admit it and are continuing to try to solve the problem by giving away more and more of the Jewish homeland.

Not only did the Jews bring Israel back to life, which brought the Arab Palestinians into the area, but they are leaving and surrendering their lands at the behest of world leaders under the veil of “peace”. This is not peace, this is occupation by the Arabs.

Black is white and white is black in this ridiculous conflict. George Bush is fighting a war on terror. He absolutely understands what it is the blood thirsty and barbaric Arab Palestinians want. It is the destruction of Israel, the Jews and the west. He is complicit in feeding their blood lust while working to fight it on other fronts. Shame on President Bush for supporting the terrorism of the PLO and continuing to give in to their demands for destruction and occupation.

Give the Jews their homeland. The Arabs have more than 90% of the land in the area and they want the Jews to give up the slivers they have established in their quest for some sort of sovereignty. The right thing to do here would be to protect Israel and tell the Palestinian Arabs to take it or leave it, then prepare for war.

Nobody wants war but there will be war until the Jews are extinguished from Arab lands. The Jews deserve to exist. They are a peaceful people who welcome peaceful coexistence with other nations. The Arabs are the problem. The Arabs are the occupiers. Shame on George Bush for supporting them.

Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy (or any other president for that matter)

8 01 2008

If trends mean anything then the presidential race boils down to two candidates of the same party. No Senator has been elected president since JFK and I don’t think we’re going to see a change in that statistic any time soon…or ever (LBJ and Nixon were congressmen and even though Gerald Ford was a Senator he was never elected). Senators have very public voting records and the bills they vote on are so convoluted and bloated with pork and nonsense that it’s just like shooting fish in a barrel when putting together a negative campaign ad against a running Senator.

That takes Hillary, Obama, Edwards, McCain and Thompson out of the race (the other unmentioned candidates can be dismissed and return to their classrooms). The only glimmer of hope for a Senator might be in Obama’s short tenure — the fact that he hasn’t had as much time as others to taint himself.

So, that brings us to Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. The two religious candidates who stand for the same conservative values this country embraces but who stand as religious opponents. I only wish, for the sake of the salacious television entertainment, that these two could run against one another in the general election. I’m no Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, but if I had to put money on it I’m going with Romney. He’s clean, he’s pretty and the man has proven he can straighten some shit out and that’s what this country needs.

Romney / <insert running mate> 2008!

The sandbox is over crowded…

8 01 2008

…and Hillary got some in her snatch. Yeah, it’s disgusting but I said it. Hillary is losing big time and she doesn’t know how to handle it. Now she’s pointing fingers, telling Obama he’s no MLK while her introductor, Francine Torge, reminded us that JKF was assasinated and LBJ was the one who actually signed the civil rights act.

The claim is that Torge was referring to Obama, and because there are fears of a black president being assassinated those comments were completely out of line. The Hillary camp publicly disapproved of the comment but I have a feeling they knew what was coming. I wouldn’t put it past her to throw something like that into the discussion via a scapegoat.

I have a dream too. My dream is that the democrats shut the hell up, go back home and come up with some sort of strategy that will actually help our country. You know, something along the lines of a foreign policy plan, border security, an admission that there is a real terror threat and that Islam IS the enemy…stuff like that.

The media is focusing so closely on the Democrat race and playing it up to be so critical but in the big picture I don’t see any one of those candidates having a snowball’s chance in a real presidential race. I don’t expect a Reganesque 49 state landslide in the general election but you have got to be kidding me if anyone believes this United States of America would vote in Hillary Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama or John Edwards as president.

That leaves us with McCain, Giuliani and Romney. If Fred Thompson were a little more inspiring than a thorazine induced drool-off he might have a chance but he’s too far behind to make an impact.

Fasten your seat belts, the ride is going to get bumpy!

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