I Threw Out Huckabee

28 09 2010

My parents like Mike. They are retired missionaries– as if that explains it… well, it sort of does. They would love to see a pastor in the White House– someone who believes as they do and is rather entertaining about it. They don’t vote by party but by person– and in the last election they voted for a couple of democrats although I think they passed on Obama. We try to avoid talking politics.

I’m a Democrat– middle to conservative– but, a democrat. I am pro-life– all of life: conception to dust, pro-fiscal responsiblity, pro-social programs– almost to the point of socialism– but not quite. I am a christian.

I used to think that Mike Huckabee was ok– a bit square and a little delusional– but, ok. His recent comedic rants about healthcare reform have put an end to my tolerance of the man.  My son is not a wrecked car… !!

Who can forget his plans for those who have HIV/AIDS?! (from www.ontheissues.org)

  • Called for isolating AIDS carriers in 1992, not quarantine. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports consumer-driven “medical IRA” with tax-free money. (Nov 1992)
  • No additional AIDS spending; cancer & vascular victims first. (Nov 1992)
  • Isolate carriers of this plague of AIDS. (Nov 1992)
  • It is not my place to judge Mike Huckabee– so I won’t. (But I did throw out his book.)

    I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. –Gandhi 

    On the last day, Jesus will say to those on His right hand, “Come, enter the Kingdom. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was sick and you visited me.” Then Jesus will turn to those on His left hand and say, “Depart from me because I was hungry and you did not feed me, I was thirsty and you did not give me to drink, I was sick and you did not visit me.” These will ask Him, “When did we see You hungry, or thirsty or sick and did not come to Your help?” And Jesus will answer them, “Whatever you neglected to do unto one of these least of these, you neglected to do unto Me!”  (Mathew 25:40)  As quoted by Mother Teresa of Calcutta,  National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC Thur, 3 Feb 94.

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    Contact the Candidates– Let’s get them talking about Autism!

    18 01 2008

    Let’s get the candidates talking about Autism. If you are reading this you most likely are a family or friend of a family with Autism. With the statistics skyrocketing we have to deal with it now.  Please consider Autism in your candidate choosing process and ask your candidate– or all of them– to start talking about it. 

    To make it really easy for you– below are the links for contact pages for the top 10 candidates. Please ask them to start talking about Autism.

    Democrats:

    John Edwards: http://www.johnedwards.com/about/contact/form/

    Barack Obama: http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/contact2

    Hillary Clinton: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/help/contact/

    Dennis Kucinich: http://www.dennis4president.com/ (I couldn’t find anything beyond newsletter sign up)

    Republicans:

    John McCain: http://www.johnmccain.com/Contact/

    Ron Paul: http://www.ronpaul2008.com/contact/form

    Mitt Romney: http://www.mittromney.com/CommentForm

    Mike Huckabee: information@explorehuckabee.com  (I couldn’t find a fill out form for him– so, here’s the email address.)





    What happened to Richardson?

    4 01 2008

    I was really disappointed in Richardson who I have supported until now.  The media started reporting yesterday afternoon that he had made a deal with Obama.  I don’t really blame Obama for asking Richardson to give away his votes if it turned out that he wasn’t able to reach the needed 15%. That’s smart business. I do fault Richardson for going along with it. Dodd had the right idea– don’t speak for your supporters. You can’t ask someone to vote for you then commit them to another candidate.

    In a shift from what I usually write– I have to say that I was really impressed by Edwards post 2nd place acknowledgement speech in Iowa last night. He talked about real people and their real problems. He talked about ending the influence of big business and bringing the US back to a place where “The American Dream” become a reality. He was passionate, articulate and intelligent. I like what he’s saying about the Economy and need to research what he’ll do for Autistic folks and their families before I switch over.  Still haven’t been able to find anything about Autism in relation to Edwards.

    Huckabee seems like a really great guy. I know a member of his senior staff and she is a really smart woman so I can’t imagine she would sign on if Huckabee weren’t who he claims to be. My concern is with his fact checking. It bothers me that he crossed the writer’s picket line– so did Hillary for all practical purposes. I don’t think Huckabee is a viable candidate in most of the country.  He’ll do well with conservative Christians but not with moderates, or socially liberal Christians. I do believe he is the real deal– he is a genuine christian in the sense that he practices what he preaches– he has a real relationship with God. I applaud him for his genuine-ness– I just don’t believe he has what it takes to make it as the next president.

    Right now I’m not sure where I’ll go but, Richardson lost my support.