Friday, April 8, 2011

Huckabee Thinks That the Budget Is More Important Than Life


Huckabee, Mr. Life Purity, just advocated dropping the riders in the Budget Bill that would defund Planned Parenthood.

In an interview Friday on Fox Business Network, the potential 2012 presidential hopeful said the GOP should avoid a shutdown at all costs "because the consequences of that are going to hurt the Republicans, not the Democrats."

"Nobody's more pro-life than me. Nobody," Huckabee said. "But as much as I want to see Planned Parenthood defunded, as much as I want to see NPR lose their funding, the reality is the president and the Senate are never gonna go along with that. So win the deal you can win and live to fight another day."

How is it that he gets away with this? Daniels, who has a 100% pro-life record got blasted by Mr. Life for calling for a truce. But Huckabee is actually calling for a truce. Huckabee, you big, fat, hypocrite! He gets away with it because he used to be a Baptist minister and is therefore above reproach with the life crowd. No way would Palin, Romney, Christie, Daniels, or even Pawlenty get away with this. Where is your outrage Huck's Army? Texas Conservative? Don't all of you believe in taking no prisoners, making no deals or compromises?

30 comments:

Doug NYC GOP said...

If Romney made a statement like this, the Huckanuts would be calling him a closeted baby-killer.

DanL said...

Ya, remember all those lies the Huckabrigade spread about Romney writing $50 abortions into MassCare? Turns out that provision was already MA law prior to MassCare?

Anonymous said...

Exactly Dan. I remember when he threw a fit at daniels for calling on a truce to social issues, this sounds exactly like a truce that hes calling for....what a hypocrite!!

DanL said...

If Daniels (or Romney) had said this the Huckabrigade would be out with torches and pitchforks to burn down his house around his ears.

Right Wingnut said...

Perhaps Palin should guest host on Red Eye and do a spoof of Huckabee, similar to what Huck did to Palin ("Palin is a crackhead") after she hed the nerve to suggest that law enforcement have better things to do than go after some guy for smoking a joint in his own home. It could be called, "Huck the baby-killer." Hey, it's just a joke. It's a comedy show afterall.

Anonymous said...

RW thats not a good idea...Huck would call on the forces of God and his supoorters to make palin the anti-christ

Anonymous said...

Good catch, Dan!

-Martha

Matt Y. said...

Whoa...Huck is way wrong on this one.

Anonymous said...

PP does a whole lot more than abortions. They also provide low cost cancer screenings. (which is the bulk of their business, along with family planning).

DanL said...

Huckanonymous at 8:37, that's funny. I read another Huckabot say the same thing on a different website today. It looks like all you Huckacrites have gotten your memo on how to diffuse this. Now go out like good little soldiers and spin for Huck. A spin for Huck is a spin for God.

Right Wingnut said...

Let the roast begin...

Huckabee to GOP: Cut a deal [Even if it means funding Planned Parenthood]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2702008/posts

Right Wingnut said...

Huckabee's desire to cut a deal is quite the popular topic on FR tonight.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/huckabee/index?tab=articles

DanL said...

Awesome RW.

Right Wingnut said...

Interesting point from a C4P commenter...

So Huckabee, how many babies have to die while "we" wait to fight another day?


Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortions in the United States in 2009, according to a fact sheet the group published last month.

That is about as many as the 333,012 people who lived in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The 332,278 abortions Planned Parenthood performed over the 365 days of 2009 equals an average of 910 lives terminated per day–or about 38 per hour, or one every 95 seconds,

DanL said...

Great statistic RW. How can any Huck supporter now believe that Huck would actually fight to reduce abortions? This is strikingly similar to that video of Huckabee as governor begging the Arkansas legislature to raise taxes, any taxes, please, just give us more taxes.

OhioJOE said...

This is poor judgment and poor leadership on his part. It is a shame that he sold his soul to party elite. It makes me wonder if he still even favors the Fair Tax.

Right Wingnut said...

OJ,

His support of the Fair Tax is a diversion from his record on taxing and spending. It's no different than Obama appointing a deficit commission. It's all smoke and mirrors.

marK said...

To me, the issue here is not so much whether or not he is offering good advice. The issue is the hypocrisy of the man.

Ten months ago, he was castigating Mitch Daniels for suggesting a truce on social issues in order to tackle fiscal issues. Huckabee self-righteously proclaimed that it was a morale issue, not a political issue. He sanctimoniously pronounced in his HuckPAC blog that life was not a bargaining chip.

Yet here he is today advocating for the same thing. In fact, he even couches it in language of giving up the Life chip in order to gain political power in 2012.

You guys know I have my problems with Sarah Palin. But for the life of me, I cannot imagine her ever making a statement even suggesting such a thing. I may not think her up to being President, but the woman has my respect.

Huckabee? The man continues to prove that he's a weasel. He just can't seem to help it.

OhioJOE said...

Yes, Mr. Daniels and Mr. Huckabee are both disgusting. It the case of Mr. Daniels ignorance is probably at play, but Mr. Huckabee should know better.

RW, the promotion of the Fair Tax is a great idea!

DanL said...

marK, I agree with you completely about Palin. I can never, ever imagine Palin compromising on defunding Planned Parenthood.

Right Wingnut said...

OJ,

I didn't say whether it was a good idea or not, just gave my theory for his promotion of it. Whenever someone questions him on his record, he can quickly spin it into a conversation about the Fair Tax.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sold on the shutdown. The left has been able to make it look as if Republicans are making this debate about social issues rather than fiscal. (yes I know funding PP is a fiscal issue.) That will not help us in the long run. PP funding should be dealt with later.

And BTW, I can see any of the candidates compromising on PP--including Romney and Palin. This isn't exactly the right fight right now.

Egads, I agree with the Huckster. But that doesn't mean I don't think he's a hypocrite. Of course he is.

-Martha

marK said...

As I said, Martha. It isn't the merit of the suggestion that torques me. It is the blatant hypocrisy of the man.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Mark. I saw that, and I agree with you.

-Martha

OhioJOE said...

"That will not help us in the long run. PP funding should be dealt with later." You are caving in to the Democrats just like Mr. Daniels. Why is it that Conservatives always need to Surrender Martha. Tell the Democrats to deal with it later then. This is Pablo's tactic, blame the Conservative first. You have your head stuck in the sand if you think Conservatives are going to forgive the GOP for caving now.

Anonymous said...

OJ, I'm a conservative, and I think a shut down would have hurt Republicans in the long run.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Huck definitely isnt going to run!

Pablo said...

I have to agree with Mark and Martha and some others. It is not Huck's particular statement here, it is his hypocrisy on the matter.

OhioJOE said...

So you are OK with his actually statement Pablo?

Noelle said...

Isn't it nice to see Romney supporters and Palin supporters united on something? We all agree that Huckabee is a hypocrite!