Mike Huckabee Swears To Continue The American Taliban Movement

Mike Huckabee wants to keep the culture wars alive and doesn’t like the suggestion from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels that the next president should drop the social issues and concentrate on fiscal problems. Huckabee responded:

Apparently, a 2012 Republican presidential prospect in an interview with a reporter has made the suggestion that the next President should call for a “truce” on social issues like abortion and traditional marriage to focus on fiscal problems.
In other words, stop fighting to end abortion and don’t make protecting traditional marriage a priority.
Let me be clear though, the issue of life and traditional marriage are not bargaining chips nor are they political issues. They are moral issues. I didn’t get involved in politics just to lower taxes and cut spending though I believe in both and have done it as a Governor. But I want to stay true to the basic premises of our civilization.
Are you ready to stop fighting for traditional marriage?  I cannot.  I will not.
Can you let the tragedy of abortion go unchecked while we get our financial house in order?  I cannot.  I will not.

What would the Republicans be without the culture wars–their attempt to fight the modern world and impose their religious views upon everyone else? As Joe Klein pointed out earlier this week, the whole Republican fiscal conservative line is a farce which they have neither the interest or ability to carry out. However using the power of government to impose their perverse moral code upon others is something which today’s Republican Party can stand behind.

Really cut the budget–will never happen under the borrow and spend Republicans. Have government control the bodies of women–Republicans are all for it.

Actually pay for their wars–never. Tell others who they may or may not legally marry–a “right” Republicans will fight to defend.

Conservatives like Mike Huckabee will makes sure that the American Taliban does not go away.


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    Brett Robinson says:

    RT @RonChusid: Mike Huckabee Refuses Proposed Truce on Social Issues–Prefers To Continue Culture War http://is.gd/cMfoV #p2

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    mommadona says:

    RT @BrettR4763: RT @RonChusid: Mike Huckabee Refuses Proposed Truce on Social Issues–Prefers To Continue Culture War http://is.gd/cMfoV #p2

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    Marshall says:

    So much here to comment on… wow…  I think I’ll just pick off the lowest of the low hanging fruit.

    “Have government control the bodies of women–Republicans are all for it.”

    You attack Republicans for wanting to protect unborn children by saying Republicans are all for “government control[ing] the bodies of women” yet Liberals just pushed and passed massive control over all US citizens bodies with Obama care.  Do you see any irony in this?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Health care reform does not give anyone control over US citizens’ bodies. It gives patients and physicians greater choice in health care decisions, as the AMA noted in endorsing the plan.

    As I’ve noted, the right wingers are protesting based upon gross ignorance of the issues and the matters they are protesting about. It is the abuse of power by the insurance industry which you should be paying attention, not the efforts in health care reform to give individuals more greater freedom.

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