Why Mike Huckabee Cannot Be The Next President

December 5, 2007 at 12:13 pm | Posted in American politics, Bush Administration, George W Bush, Mike Huckabee, Republicans | 9 Comments

Man, all these Republican candidates really have some reprehensible beliefs/pasts/actions that just make them, well, reprehensible. Mike Huckabee is apparently no exception.

The basic gist of the story is this. Mike Huckabee was governor of Arkansas in 1996. A distant relative of Bill Clinton and the daughter of a major Democratic campaign contributor was raped by Wayne Dumond. He was tried and convicted. Conservatives went ballistic to have this man released. Mike Huckabee pardoned the rapist.

Within a year of being freed, Dumond traveled to Missouri, where he raped and killed another young woman, and was the lead suspect in another rape and murder case.

This is reprehensible. Yet another strike against compassionate conservatism. Yet another strike against conservative Christianism. Do these guys realize how much they shoot Christianity in the foot? Do they realize how much they make Christianity look barbaric and, well, UN-Christlike?

Republicans today have it really tough. The only candidate that even has any morals or principles he has consistently kept is Ron Paul. But he will ruin the country with his policies. It really is very sad what George Bush has done to this party.

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  1. Huckabee owns part of this, to be sure. But don’t forget that it was Gov. Tucker who reduced Drummond’s sentence from life to 39.5 years, thus making him eligible for parole.

  2. Dumond wasn’t pardoned by Huckabee, but he apparently strong-armed the parole board, and said he would commute/pardon if he wasn’t paroled…

  3. Awww Dan. Quit trying to pull a Willie Horton on Huck.

    Oh wait. That’s right, Dukakis was a democrat and therefore could do no wrong.

    Another commenter said you are a wee bit off the deep end. I disagree. You’re way off the deep end.

  4. man stop playin u haters

  5. Mr. Furious,

    Thank you for the correction.

  6. Brett Passmore,

    Your comment was in moderation because of the links. It is active now.

  7. What an odd post. Why did you mention that the victim was a distant relative of Bill Clinton? Why mention that she was the daughter of a major Democratic campaign contributor? These bits don’t seem related to the crime at all. They are related to why a Democrat who cares about celebrity and privilege might be upset.

    Why would you say this is a strike against Christians and conservatives? Why would you say this shoots Christianity in the foot and makes Christianity look barbaric and un-Christian? Conservative Christians would generally be in favor of keeping a convicted rapist incarcerated.

    Why would you make a blanket statement that only Ron Paul has any morals and principles without backing that up? Why would you suggest that Bush is responsible for the policies of these candidates or their lack of morals and principles? Especially since all of them have disagreed with some of Bush’s policies during their debates.

    This doesn’t seem like an article written by a “Good Democrat”. It seems to be an irrational article by someone who hates Christians, conservatives, Bush, and anyone who might oppose the Democratic candidate in November.

    Try again, with a little more research and logic, and maybe you’ll have something worth reading.

  8. Why did you mention that the victim was a distant relative of Bill Clinton? Why mention that she was the daughter of a major Democratic campaign contributor?

    Because Republicans in Arkansas had a Clinton Derangement Syndrome going on back in the 1990s.

    Why would you say this is a strike against Christians and conservatives?

    because these are not the actions of Christians. Maybe they are actions of conservatives, but as long as conservatives continually profess to be Christians, they will continue shooting themselves in the foot with actions like these.

    Conservative Christians would generally be in favor of keeping a convicted rapist incarcerated.

    I agree with you. So why did one release this man?

    Why would you make a blanket statement that only Ron Paul has any morals and principles without backing that up?

    Because I didn’t feel the need to back it up.

    Why would you suggest that Bush is responsible for the policies of these candidates or their lack of morals and principles?

    Because he is the head of the Republican party and he has directed the Republican party in this nasty direction. It has influenced a very large portion of the party. They would rather do things to harm Democrats than to stand for the rule of law.

    It seems to be an irrational article by someone who hates Christians, conservatives, Bush, and anyone who might oppose the Democratic candidate in November.

    You got it partially right. It is not an irrational article, and I do not hate Christians (seeing that I am one—but you wouldn’t understand because in your eyes any criticism of conservatives must be anti-Christian!). But yes, Bush is the worst president ever, and I will do anything and everything to undermine his unfortunate rule. I frankly don’t care if you oppose a Democrat in November.

    Try again, with a little more research and logic, and maybe you’ll have something worth reading.

    Thanks for the advice.


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