Up until about a week ago, I didn't have any real problems with Mike Huckabee. I don't agree with him on many, if any, issues at all...but he does seem like a fairly amiable guy. Much in the same way that George W. Bush is not necessarily an evil bastard; you could actually see yourself having a beer with him. You just don't want to see either of those guys really running anything-- particularly your country.
Huckabee is one of the several "possible" Republican candidates that will throw his (or her-- yeah right!) hat in the Presidential Election ring. The thing is, no one on the Republican side has really committed to proclaiming their run for the office-- SO unlike the way it was during the previous election (and don't say Newt Gingrich-- he's another passive-aggressive wanker). Seems like a lot of these guys are laying low-- "testing the waters" by setting up exploratory committies to see if there is any interest whatsoever. In other words, those with the biggest mouths are now so very, very, VERY coy about putting themselves out there as possible candidates. As they should-- for ANY Republican that says they are going to run WILL have their asses handed to them.
As many of you that follow politics know, Republicans are hard core campaigners. They know their base well, and they know what will play, and where. For several decades, one of the many strategies that the Republican party has used to gain an upper hand is called the "Southern Strategy". Basically, this means that they are willing to spread xenophobia and racist rhetoric to southern whites in order to help scare them into voting Republican. Karl Rove did it for George W. Bush in 2000, when he "leaked" a family photo of John McCain who has an adopted Bangladeshi daughter with a rumor that McCain had a "black love child". The dim-witted "birther" movement was built on the false notion that Barack Obama was not born in America, when ALL THE EVIDENCE SHOWS that he was. This is the kind of garbage that white politicians like to do because, quite frankly, it almost always works among the bulk of the uneducated and emotionally disturbed white population.
I bring up the "Southern Strategy" because with this past week, Mike Huckabee has shown that he is considering a run for the Presidency by injecting race-baiting into the last couple of interviews he's given. With his nose firmly squeezed between the ass-cheeks of white racists, he has come out with this idiotic "Obama is not one of us" rhetoric that has been debunked time and time again. You know the garbage-- Obama grew up in Kenya, he hung around Madrasas in his youth, his mother has a "thing" for third-worlders (his Kenyan dad). Typical, cowardly, ignorant, idiotic, white bullshit. Anyone with half a braincell could make legitimate criticisms about the Obama Administration...but these half-wits obviously cannot, and choose to pick on his race. Again, typical white bullshit.
As far as I am concerned, "birther" is just a pretty word for "racist". I have gone on record numerous times stating that I don't care if people are racists. It's just so bloody obnoxious when racists try to hide who and what they are behind these straw man issues and conspiracy theories. It is NO SECRET that there are plenty of angry white people who feel as if they've lost their country because a black man has been elected president. Again, don't rely on ANY of these people to own up to that fact-- especially the Republicans, who need and want their votes. You could see that when they co-opted the teabagger movement-- as soon as the GOP(ricks) got involved, all of the racist signage went away. Remember all of that?
We've been down this road before. Yet, there are those white Republicans that refuse to call it what it is. They are more concerned with winning the votes of inbred whites than showing a shred of decency or integrity. When you have to incite race to gain political points...you have no business running for public office. If you are incapable of intellectual debate on the issues, why bother? All of these Republicans who were bitching about the deficit, and jobs, and health care....and you think that retarded conspiracy theories about Obama's birthplace are more important, or AS important?!
Vote for the GOP America. Please do. The people of Wisconsin did.
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