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So Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, must be warming up to run for president. And he’s practicing by saying what he thinks the people want to hear, depending on who he happens to be facing at the time. That’s old school politics, right? George Allen tried that with “Macaca” out in the woods of Virginia thinking he was safe to throw a racial slur at a young man. It doomed his presidential ambitions. If a slur falls in the forest in front of wealthy, conservative, ex-urban southerners — does anyone hear it? In the age of blogs, twitter and YouTube, um — that would be a yes. I watched Mike Huckabee on Good Morning America what seems like just the other day in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Feb 21. He sounded reasonable and non-crazy on the whole birther thing and it was actually great to see a conservative who has enough self-respect not to traffic in the notion that President Obama is not a citizen. From George’s blog post on the interview (emphasis mine): A very recent poll in Feb showed that Birthers — people who don’t believe that Barack Obama was born in the U.S. — comprise the majority at 51% of 2012 Republican primary voters. It is shocking indeed to know that the number of people who believe their president is not a citizen is increasing over time. From HuffPo: The GOP birther majority is a new development. The last time PPP tested this question nationally, in August of 2009, only 44% of Republicans said they thought Obama was born outside the country while 36% said that he definitely was born in the United States. If anything birtherism is on the rise. It’s racist. And it’s sickening that Huckabee — who knows better, clearly — would pander to the fantasies who don’t know better. He tried to wiggle out of it at the end but by talking about Kenya, he’s casting Obama as anti-British and therefore anti-American. The truth is that the President replaced the bust of an amazing English leader with that of an even more inspiring American leader: Dr. Martin Luther King. What could be more patriotic than that?Read morehere:
SG2: Mike Huckabee, What’s up with all the dog whistles? So, you wanna dance with the devil in the pale moon light? Sacrificing your soul to get votes? You’re disgusting! You stink before the nostrils of God. Your soul is corrupt, and the love of God is not in you! You’re a lying liar!
Ametia stated: **SIGH** When will Huckabee and the other GOP clowns learn new ways to win and to govern? Using the same tired, wornout, divisive race-baiting, fear-mongering tactics.. No morals, conscience, just like, cheat, distort, and divide.