Archive for April, 2009|Monthly archive page
Yesterday Mike Huckabee’s Political Action Comittee, Huck PAC, had a National Volunteer Day to highlight the stories of Team Huck volunteers, county leaders, and state coordinators. These stories included their testimonies of why they have signed-up with Team Huck.
The website highlighted over fifty volunteers in twelve hours and still had more stories to share when time ran out. The April online fundraising goal was also achieved one day early due to this event.
I enourage you to read some of these amazing stories shared by Team Huck.
Yesterday Steve Moss became the first Republican to represent South Carolina’s State House District 30 in at least thirty years. Governor Mike Huckabee and HuckPAC endorsed Mr. Moss for this position and played a big part in getting him elected yesterday amongst defying odds.
You can read the story here.
A recent poll was done by Public Policy Polling which included match-ups between President Barack Obama and four GOP prominent faces: Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. Out of the four Huckabee did the best against the current President if the election were held today. His popularity has continued to rise since ending his presidential campaign as he is spreading his message to a national audience through his books, TV and radio shows.
I have never been a huge fan of beauty pageants and it has nothing to do with the judging on evening gowns and swimsuits because contestants enter the pageant at their own free will knowing what the criteria is. While I am all for young women setting a goal and working to achieve it, I just never liked the idea of a select group of people determining who is the winner and who are the losers and the contestants trying to please them.
During the Miss USA Pageant last night, Miss California changed all of that for me. It’s obvious that Carrie Prejean had no intention of gaining brownie points with openly gay gossip blogger Perez Hilton (why is a gossip blogger important enough to be a judge anyway?) when he asked her if she believed that more states should allow same-sex marriage.
Here is her response……
Notice that her response is pretty tame and stems from her opinions and how she was raised (she even stumbles with her answer a bit). She is not reflecting anybody else’s views but her own, but like I have said many times before, gay marriage will lead to the squelching of freedom of religion and freedom of speech. This is grossly apparent in the response to Ms. Prejean’s answer from the Miss California spokesperson.
As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman,” said Lewis in a statement. “I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family.
It looks like Miss California is being discriminated against because her views are being seen as discriminatory (makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it). Also, Perez admitted that she lost the Miss USA title because of her answer when he stated “Miss USA should represent everyone. Her answer alienated millions of gay and lesbian Americans, their families and their supporters.” What if the first runner-up admitted in her answer that she was openly gay and supports same-sex marriage, and the reason given that she didn’t win was because “Miss USA should represent everyone. Her answer allientated millions of Christians, those Americans who voted for traditional marriage, their families and their supporters.” There would have been riots in the streets of Las Vegas with that answer by those who embody “tolerance” and perhaps a night in jail for a hate crime for the person who spoke it.
Did her response cost her the crown? You bet it did. Did she come out more of a winner by losing? You better believe it. Because of Carrie Prejean’s ability to stand-up for what she believes she will have more face time in the media and speaking engagements than the winner will. By they way, who did win??????
Tradition isn’t right because it is long-standing. Some traditions are long-standing because they are right.
Never mind the hypocrisy of former House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas. In the 2008 Republican primaries he pilloried Mike Huckabee for standing up for main street against Wall Street but now he and his conservative group, FreedomWorks, were responsible for organizing the tea parties that protested big government and Wall Street bailouts.
Governor Huckabee did not mince any words during an email exchange about the tea parties when Armey’s name was brought up. Game, set, match.
“As for Armey,” Huckabee writes when I ask him to weigh in, “he and about 75% of the so-called ‘conservatives’ owe me a big apology. They misrepresented my record, took my statements totally out of context, and accused me of economic liberalism, which is utter nonsense. My campaign upset their orderly apple cart, because it really was run by grass-roots conservatives and small business owners and not those who as it turned out were wholly owned subsidiaries of recklessly run corporations and lobbyists.”
Huckabee says Armey and his cohorts “never listened to what I was saying, but just spoke out to protect their pals who were funding their faces-there’s a word for people who get to paid to show love, but polite people don’t use it openly. I’ve found it amazing to watch the huffy puffy types who skinned me alive during the campaign jump out and support TARP, and then change their tune when Obama and the Dems proposed stimulus. Let the record note, that I opposed TARP—I called it the Congressional Relief Action Program from the beginning. I could say more, but have to go catch a plane!”
Once again Governor Huckabee’s FOX News show was the most watched cable television show this past weekend. I was disappointed when it was announced that Pastor Rick Warren had to cancel his appearance on Huckabee, because I really wanted him to explain his disturbing comments on Larry King about not being anti-gay marriage but yet he encouraged his congregation at Saddleback Church to support Prop 8. Flip-flop?
I didn’t know what to expect from Huckabee’s other guest, Kathy Ireland. I was questioning why he was having a super model on his show, but when she was finished speaking I totally understood. Ireland was once pro-choice, but because of her research into science she has become a strong pro-life advocate. Her arguments against abortion are compelling and well thought out using the FACTS.
Once again Mike Huckabee had some great closing thoughts. Don’t worry, Sunday’s coming.
On one of our nation’s darkest days, April 15th, there will be a huge Fair Tax Rally in Columbia, SC. What a perfect day to say “goodbye” to the IRS and “hello” to the Fair Tax. The economy has hit the skids and the only true way to stimulate it is to eliminate tax on productivity and instead put tax on consumption. Americans should not be penalized for working hard and making money but instead be taxed on what they buy. This would put the money back into their pockets and back into the economy while giving people incentive to achieve more. Who wants to make more money if the government is going to take it anyway?
Fair Tax advocate Governor Mike Huckabee will be speaking at this rally along with Iowa Congressman Steve King and many others. This rally will be a wake-up call to those in Washington that true tax reform is needed in order to get this country back on track again. Now that’s a tea party!
You can go to Mike Huckabee’s website for information on attending the event. If you cannot make it to the rally, there will be live streaming of the event at www.verticalpoliticsinstitute.com. The Vertical Politics Institute is Huckabee’s organization that is dedicated to finding solutions to the many challenges our nation faces today. It focuses on Tax Reform, Energy Independence, Controlling Spending, Health Care Reform, Arts and Education, Sanctity of Life, Traditional Marriage, Environment and National Security, and encourages grassroots activism. You can keep up to date with VPI by becoming a member and/or joining the facebook group.