Thursday, December 20, 2007

Finally, an explanation of Mike Huckabee

The Theory of Huckativity explains Mike Huckabee
I knew that cornpone mixture of naivete, snake oil, and half-assed socialism sounded familiar. Selwyn Duke does the honors at The American Thinker in describing The Huckabee Hustle:
When evangelicals embraced Jimmy Carter during the 1976 presidential campaign, they didn't know he would repudiate the Southern Baptist Convention a generation later. Today the very same constituency has glommed onto Mike Huckabee, and I can't help but lament how history truly does repeat itself.

One can see why the man I dubbed "Huck the Huckster" would appeal to evangelicals. He's a pro-life Southern Baptist minister with charm, wit and a good-ol'-boy, yuck-it-up style. Yet this resplendent exterior only serves to obscure the stain of liberal sin.

Huck would be a disaster - a disaster - on immigration. In fact, in 2006 he compared those who would crack down on illegals to antebellum slave masters, saying,

"One of the great challenges facing us is that we do not commit the same mistakes with our growing Hispanic population that we did with African Americans 150 years ago and beyond. We're still paying the price for the pathetic manner in which this country handled that."

Outrageously, it seems Huck can't distinguish between denying citizens the protection of the law and requiring non-citizens to follow it.
Gosh, it could be a Jimmy Carter sound bite. Of course the Huckster is trying to hide out on his past positions with a deviousness that is also familiar according to John Fund:
"‘He's just like Bill Clinton in that he practices management by news cycle,' a former top Huckabee aide told me. ‘As with Clinton there was no long-term planning, just putting out fires on a daily basis. One thing I'll guarantee is that won't lead to competent conservative governance.'"
Phyllis Schlafly credits the Huckster with destroying the conservative movement in Arkansas and leaving the Republican party in a shambles. No wonder the MSM loves the guy so much.

Still, despite all the vaunted MSM polls I have yet to meet a Huckabee supporter right here in the heart of The Bible Belt. The nearest town has a Baptist church on nearly every corner and the folks there think the Huckster is from outer space. Hmm, that's an alternative theory.

(Picture stolen from FR)