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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:35 PM
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Am I the only one who is positively thrilled that Schmuckabee is gaining?
I was a little nervous when Giuliani and Romney were leading. Both of them are Republicans who were elected in very large, very liberal states. They obviously have appeal to crossovers and independents.

But Schmuckabee? He only appeals to the conservative Christian republicans which represent 1/3 of that party. Non-religious republicans can't stand him and he can't possibly win with only the backing of Christian conservatives.

So I'm happy. Anyone else?
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:37 PM
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1. I'm giddy...
Right wing radio and bloggers are really bad mouthing him. I hope it gets the fundies really pissed.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:40 PM
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2. Oh yeah ... The guy thinks angels guide his bullets ...
ad nauseum. Like Stephanie Miller was saying this morning, everytime you pick up the Huckabee rock, you find more gakkkkky stuff underneath.

:rubbing hands in delight:
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VarnettaTuckpocket Donating Member (559 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:41 PM
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3. Have you seen his family? We're talking Deliverance here
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 04:42 PM by VarnettaTuckpocket
Both of his sons are 900lb Sasquatches, I've never seen more butt-ugly creatures in my life.
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:04 PM
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14. We're better than that, aren't we?
Making fun of the candidate is one thing, but going after his sons because of their looks is too much.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:44 PM
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4. Just so you know, Romney was elected only once in MA, and there is NO CHANCE
he would win it in a general election.

And that guy has more flips than a gymnastics team.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:47 PM
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6. Yeah, he would have been my next choice.
And lucky me, I think it's going to be either him or the Schmuckster.

I can't completely discount Romney though because he is very charismatic and good looking. Lots of appeal that might bring in independents.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:47 PM
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5. I'm not. He could win.
He's the only candidate who can energize the fundies for one more try. He's also likely to accept the type of advisers who have completely wrecked the economy for working people.

Why could he win? He could win if the Democratic Party doesn't come to its senses and start to play to its own base instead of to non religious Repugs, those mythical swing voters the DLC thinks are the key to winning elections.

Wake up, guys! They play to their base and do very well. You have avoided playing to yours since Clinton won by pretending to be an economic populist, and elections have been close enough to steal.

If "President Huckabee" doesn't scare them into changing their ways, we need to foment a real revolution in our party.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:49 PM
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7. I'm Pleased That He is Gaining
not because he is less electable, but because on the chance that he does become president, he actually seems less unhinged than most of the other Repub candidates.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:50 PM
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8. I had another name for him that began with an "F" but then
I felt bad for the bees.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:51 PM
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9. The more competitive the race, the more the Republican candidates will spend fighting each other.
And the more they'll have to raise again to be competitive in the general election.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:51 PM
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10. I'm apprehensive
What if it turns out our country is populated by more nut cases than we thought,
and he polls neck and neck with the Democratic nominee, contrary to all expectations,
logic, or common sense?

Whereas our nominee, whoever it is, will have to fight for the votes of those Democrats
disappointed that their own favorite was not the nominee, 40+% of the American electorate
would vote Republican if their ticket were composed of Charles Manson and Jeffery Dahmer.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:52 PM
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11. The only caveat: if we lost to him
then we do not deserve to be a party.

Sorry, I've lived in Republican areas and when my candidate win it is rare and a pleasant surprise..
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:57 PM
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12. He plays bass...
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:01 PM
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13. First, you can do so much better than "Schmuckabee".
Second, Huckster (that's 1) only looks terrible if you read DU and related progressive sites. If, like most swing voters, you look at mainstream news sources, you see a Huckleberry (2) who's charming, articulate, compassionate, Christian, and stunningly spontaneous-sounding. Most Republicans talk like they have gristle in their teeth and a Wall Street Journal up their asses. Hunklebee (3) seems quite relaxed and charming on camera and actually has a moderate record as Governor that he can run on in the general election. Before you go chortling about how easy it'll be to drive over Bumblebee (4), you might want to call your kooky Uncle Mort from West Virginia and as him how the guys at the local Kiwanis Club view him.

After McCain, he's the candidate we least want to face down in November.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:05 PM
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15. But what I can't understand is why
Most God fearing honest people would be appalled at the fact, that with all the evidence and requests against he let that rapist go and then the guy went on to rape and MURDER. Look at the constant and ever lasting attack against Dukasis about the parole system letting Horton go. And Dukasis wasn't responsible for the program. The state had passed it and he had to let him go. Huckabee paroled him on his own.
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:05 PM
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16. The only thing more thrilling than that..
is the discovery of a steaming pile of shit left on your doorstep by the Sneetches that like to start fires!
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:10 PM
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17. I think it would be low comedy if he wins the nomination
A presidential candidate who doesn't believe in evolution? That may play to the most extreme of the fundies, but not to any sane voter.

Oh, yeah, and how about "let's kick out 12 million plus immigrants immediately" That won't fly except with the most extreme anti-immigration voter. Not because the anit-immigrants are compassionate, but because they know it's a crazy idea that can't work.

Any one of our Democratic candidates would crush Huckabee like a cockroach. Sure, he comes across as a nice guy until he talks about policy and real issues. Get him into a debate with any Dem candidate and voters will see him as the nutcase he is.
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BringBigDogBack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:11 PM
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18. Nope!
You are not alone... :)
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:12 PM
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19. Be careful about what you are thrilled by
or wish for. Things --- ugly things --- have happened in the last 7 years in this country that are utterly incomprehensible to me. I no longer recognize my own country nor make any assumptions.
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Stop Cornyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:13 PM
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20. I agree that Huckless's rise is bad news for the Repubs. The WON'T let him win, but he's creating
hope in the fundamentalists that they will finally elect a 100% theocrat.

When those people get their hearts broken after the corporatist Club for Growth squashes Huckless, will they kiss and make up with (1) a cultist Mormon who said he was to the left of Ted Kennedy on on social issues like abortion and gay rights or (2) Giuliani who gets divorces like regular folks get new shoes and who lived with gay men in their New York City apartment while NYPD was walking his mistresses dog?

I DON'T THINK SO!

P.S. I don't think Mormonism is hardly any more of a cult than most other religions and I'd happily live with gay men if they let me share their New York City apartment, but I suspect that the sort of knuckle-dragging mouth breathers who vote in the Repub primary don't share my views.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:26 PM
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21. Not me. They had a useless loser who we should have whipped...
tha last two times out and look what happened. This is my country, too, and I can't see another four years under the control of another weasly, corrupt, inept, basketcase like we have now. No matter what party it is.

Nope. I would not be thrilled if they came up with another "beatable" loser who would be a lousy President. He might just win.

Flame me for being s silly idealist as much as you want but I want to win because we're better, not because their candidate is the bigger piece of shit. Given the choice, I want them to have a decent candidate who would be a decent President.

Just in case...



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terryg11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:28 PM
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22. No. I fully spport his run for the republican nomination
He loses in a landslide to any of the dem candidates unless they totally screw up.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:30 PM
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23. I would be, except for electronic voting in the general election.
A Republican ham sandwich could win.
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:31 PM
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24. I would have felt that way until I canvassed the door of a registered Dem who was pro-Huckabee
The reason? Fucking illegal immigration. :banghead: Huckabee must've said something about 'cracking down' on brown people and that's all this loser needed to hear. Yeah, I know it's only one guy but that shocked the hell out of me and was a reminder of how powerful these wedge issues are.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:51 PM
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25. We are Totally Screwed if He Wins You Know, and It Could Happen
Huckabee is dangerous. He is a full-on fundie nutbar, and he has easily enough charisma to beat any of our candidates. Charisma and airtime is all it takes. Our candidates have neither.

I am considering a temporary switch to the Repiglican party so that I can vote *against* Huckabee in the primaries.

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ooga booga Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:26 PM
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27. Huckabee makes me nervous.....
The trend for the last umpteen years has been strongly in favor of Southern governors: Carter (GA), Clinton (AR) and Dubya (TX). Now, this Southern governor is moving up in the GOP ranks.

We Democrats need someone who'll draw well in the South -- even if he or she can't carry those states. We also need someone who can capture most of the Mississippi Valley states. If you look at the electoral maps in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004; you'll notice that Bill Clinton pulled in all but one of the Mississippi Valley states in '92 and '96. Gore and Kerry didn't. Huckabee would probably pull Arkansas and maybe Missouri. That wouldn't bode well for the Democrat.
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Stop Cornyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:52 PM
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26. Club for Growth would endorse a Hillary-style Democrat before they'd let Huckabee get the nomination
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 05:53 PM by Stop Cornyn
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