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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:09 PM

Huckabee: GOP “pumped more bullets” into wounded Todd Akin


Posted by Diana Reese on November 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

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Huckabee was far more critical of GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and his post-election comment that President Obama won the election with “gifts” to minorities and the young. “Having grown up poor, I know that poor people aren’t poor because they want to be,” Huckabee told me, joining the long list of Republicans who can’t seem to run away from Romney fast enough. “They’re not on government assistance because they want to be.”

He knew this not only because of his own experience, he said, but from the people he had met “at the bottom of the economy” while working as a pastor, a community volunteer and governor of Arkansas.“Nobody who’s poor wants to be, that’s for sure. There’s a lot of pain out there.”

Will Romney’s comments hurt the future prospects of the Republican Party? Huckabee doesn’t think so. “That’s his own view and not the prevailing view of the rank and file of the Republican Party and all the working-class people who are conservative and Republican,” he said.

When he spoke Thursday morning to an agribusiness breakfast in Wichita, however, Huckabee did criticize the party for mirroring Romney’s view of the not-rich: “I blame Republicans for almost presenting the idea that people who are getting any type of assistance certainly must want to be there,” the Wichita Eagle reported. “And the callousness and the indifference that we communicated with it is a large part, I believe, of the ultimate defeat.”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2012/11/17/huckabee-gop-pumped-more-bullets-into-wounded-todd-akin/?wprss=rss_politics

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Reply Huckabee: GOP “pumped more bullets” into wounded Todd Akin (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #1
catbyte Nov 2012 #3
Cha Nov 2012 #8
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #9
Cha Nov 2012 #10
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #2
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #11
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #14
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #15
mojitojoe Nov 2012 #4
Shilo Nov 2012 #5
CTyankee Nov 2012 #6
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #7
Sunlei Nov 2012 #12
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2012 #13
Wounded Bear Nov 2012 #16
libdem4life Nov 2012 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:15 PM

1. The cleanup on aisle 666 continues.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:36 PM

3. ROFL

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:50 PM

8. Yeah, even the cons are grabbing something to mop mitt up!

Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Huckster.. anyone else giving platitudes about the poor now that mittload is freaking history?

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:57 PM

9. Christie, I think.

I've never seen a losing party rush so hard to dump on their failed candidate.
And the GOP rush to kiss and make up with the great unwashed 47% is hilarious.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:06 PM

10. Oh yeah, I saw that about Christie yesterday..

It's hysterical.. they don't mean a freaking word of it.

They just want to be Relevant.. unlike the severely failed gop candidate..

The only thing mitt did was bring out the haters.. and, now we know approx how many there are. Way too many.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:28 PM

2. Huckabee is the Scariest RAPEuglican of Them All

If that one ever gets elected, a lot of us will have to find a new country to live in.

Huckabee means theocracy, and there is no way back from there.

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:09 PM

11. I go back and forth on him. He clearly knows his Bible (not just

 

"Leviticus") and there are times when I almost think he's a Libertation Theologist. He certainly doesn't come across as an entitled, self-righteous prick like this year's contenders.

But then there's this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_DuMond

That may keep Huckabee from ever gaining the Rape-publi-scum nomination.

I was glad he didn't run this year, as I think Huckabee might have given Obama a real run for his money.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:40 PM

14. Very scary :)

Would thump the Bible as the Constitution and enmesh Church and State

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:22 PM

15. That is What Makes Him So Dangerous

there are times when I almost think he's a Libertation Theologist. He certainly doesn't come across as an entitled, self-righteous prick like this year's contenders.

That is what makes him so dangerous. He is so good at faking it.

I was glad he didn't run this year, as I think Huckabee might have given Obama a real run for his money.

There is nobody on the horizon for 2016 on our side that would be anywhere near as strong a candidate as Obama.
Our only hope against Fuckabee would be to brand him as the worst kind of RAPEuglican (which he is), and hope that
his extraordinary efforts to get rapist/murderer Wayne Dumond freed are not dismissed as "old news".
If there is video of Huckster defending Akin that may help.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:52 PM

4. Why were all those bullets in his foot?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:45 PM

5. He's a drama king

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:02 PM

6. "agribusiness breakfast" and he's speaking for the poor?

What has agribusiness ever done for poor people? Please...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:59 PM

7. Republicans have no sense of irony. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:11 PM

12. To late now Republicans, your party is doomed. You'll never be trusted.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:19 PM

13. Shot himself in the foot

And the rest of the GOP can join in. Not like these guys are ever short on ammo.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:57 PM

16. Or targets.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:22 PM

17. I think the problem bullets were in the form of Democratic votes

However, the idea of a political and partisan firing squad brings a smile to my face. Let them ponder the new term Rapepublicans for an election cycle or two.

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