Grassroots Movement is the Conservative Hope - Not the Presidential Election
List of articles Revealing Mike Huckabee's Liberal Nature
Like most of you I have become totally frustrated and agitated as I have watched the presidential debates and campaign. I have been alarmed with both the increased deceitfulness of the candidates and the naiveté of the electorate. The honest, real conservative candidates can never make it into the top tier because the dishonest ones, with the backing of the media, can convince the public they walk their talk - which is nothing but lies.
As we in Arkansas, who know Mike Huckabee so well, watch him deceive the evangelicals and conservatives with one false assertion after another about his convictions and policy, it makes many of us even more cynical because we wonder if all the other candidates are just as dishonest as he. It appears that the candidates who are best at bewitching the public will be the winners. (See list of articles below for the basis of this assertion about Huckabee)
Tonight I am wondering if Huckabee and Hillary get the nomination, just which one can deceive the most voters. I wouldn't give Huckabee a chance other than the fact that he equals the Clintons in that ability to deceive. It is truly an alarming experience just to watch him at work and see him using his religion and the Southern Baptist organization as a basis for his deception. Numerous people will be disillusioned and turned off religion by these tactics.
I have concluded there is not one of the top four Republican candidates that would not shift the Party to the left, leaving the conservatives with no party to support. Even worse, each candidate would bring more disillusionment both to the public and Republicans, as their true colors are revealed in office.
But then I was encouraged as I thought about the hope that we conservatives still have that somewhat transcends the parties and the political corruption. I remember what happened with the illegal alien amnesty bill and how the grassroots fought back and WON. Every Republican candidate soft on illegal aliens ran from their former stands and became blatantly dishonest in trying to convince the public that they were always tough on illegals and wanted no part of amnesty.
This is our hope – grassroots effort. We can do it again and again and again. The computer has helped us tremendously in this effort. We can now be alerted hourly by grassroots organizations (which are already operating full force). No Party or President can stop us if we will just continue to act as we did on that issue.
Last year I came to the conclusion that in Arkansas conservatives would never succeed on the issues through elections, but we could win through ballot initiatives. In my frustration with the national election I had forgotten that lesson and about the power of the grassroots. Initiatives and grassroots efforts on issues transcends politics to a great degree and are far less susceptible to lies because people are in touch with the reality of how those issues are affecting their lives.
So even though I will still spend some of my time and energy working in the political election arena, I will spend a greater amount of my time on issues and grassroots efforts.
Following are links to articles that I have written in the past and articles by other people that reveal why I am so disappointed in Huckabee and why I believe he is no conservative. Those written by me will have a www.wpaag.org address. Huckabee's win as governor was one of the most exciting events of my life, but the way he has governed has been one of the greatest disappointments and surprises of my life. He corresponded with me on educational issues before he became governor; I was on his education transition team when he became Governor; and I even went to the Governor's office and worked with a member of his staff on educational issues a few times. I finally had to recognize that he had totally deceived me and other conservatives and was pushing Hillary's educational plans faster than Hillary could do so herself - because he was a Republican. In fact, Arkansas has increased in government control in education more rapidly in the last few years than any state in the nation.
Arkansas Editorial Says Mike Huckabee Is Closest of all Candidates to Hillary (Compiles a number of issues and includes links to many original articles)
A liberal journalist in Arkansas said, "As it happens, Huckabee governs about as Clinton governed, and Boozman [Huckabee's appointee] directs the state Health Department about as Dr. Joycelyn Elders directed it, save the brutal and over-the-top rhetoric... http://www.wpaag.org/Huckabee%20-%20closest%20to%20Hillary%20of%20all%20candidates.htm
Huckabee's pro illegal alien agenda unbelievable!
A Plea from Arkansas: Christian Conservatives Need to Take a Closer Look at Mike Huckabee's Record as Governor by David Thompson http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog/g/33391ddb-ed1f-4bc3-9d19-cdca6181d5d4
Mike Huckabee's Record on Economic Issues (Details Huckabee's actions on taxes, spending, and other issues in Arkansas.
State of Education in Arkansas Under Huckabee – After spending $1.6 billion on education since 2003 (equals about a 3% sales tax in Arkansas)
Test Scores on nationally normed tests are 11 Percentile Points lower in 2006 than in 1990 (a 22% decrease)
College Remediation Rate is 51.6%; National Average is 33%
Only Nine States Scored Lower Than Arkansas in 8th Grade Math on NAEP Test
Only 28% of AR students pass test on AP courses, while 59.4% pass nationwide
Graduation rates dropped 10% in 05-06, the last year of Huckabee's ten-year term in 05-06.
EDITORIALS Who’s biggest tax raiser? [Ernie Dumas writes: Mike Huckabee raised more taxes in 10 years in office than Bill Clinton did in his 12 years.] Details tax increases and gives number of law and year for each one. http://www.arkansasleader.com/2007/11/editorialswhos-biggest-tax-raiser.html
The Dark Side of Mike Huckabee (Details the SCANDALS concerning Mike Huckabee in Arkansas. Is written by a liberal writer but the things he praises Huckabee for are as enlightening as the things for which he discredits him. http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2007/11/13/huckabee/
Huckabee retreats on birthright citizenship Mr. Gilchrist said Mr. Huckabee promised to bring a test case to the Supreme Court to challenge the matter [to stop anchor babies from becoming citizens], and also would press Congress to pass an amendment to the Constitution. Huckabee now denies that. http://washingtontimes.com/article/20080109/NATION/992492919/1001
Governor Huckabee's Quotes on Education -Then and Now (Shows how he made several promises (in his own words here in Arkansas and how he reneged on them in his own words.)
Breath-Taking News From the Governor
(A better title might be "Breath-taking incompetence from the governor) Huckabee is surprised and shocked when he learns that the remediation rate in Arkansas is 42% and the national remediation rate is 28% after billions of dollars he has put into education the last 10 years.) Note: the graduation rate dropped 10% in Arkansas at the end of Huckabee's ten year control.
Why Huckabee Wants Teacher Input from Milken Award Winners. Huckabee's administration encouraged United Nations global education through the International Baccalaureate Program. (IBO)
Huckabee's Proposed Education Plan - 2003 Huckabee's educational plans are so dictatorial that he actually outlined a plan to have the Director of the State Department of Education (who is basically appointed by Huckabee) appoint all school superintendents in Arkansas rather than the local school board . http://www.wpaag.org/Huckabee's%20Ed.%20Plan%20-2%20Parts.htm
Governor Huckabee's Arkansas Nominee Ray Simon for USDOE Bad Choice
Nominee Urges Government Takeover Of Education (Details Huckabee and his Arkansas Education Director's government takeover of education in Arkansas. Governor Huckabee completed the educational reforms that Hillary began in Arkansas much more quickly and more fully than she could have herself. People did not expect this from a Republican and were not alert.
The Church of Huck: Growing Gov't. In The Name Of Religion
TAX Hike Mike – This website has numerous articles, videos, etc giving the liberal aspects of Huckabee and what the critics are saying, including those from Arkansas. http://taxhikemike.org/ - Here is a permalink for one that is especially good on that site. . http://taxhikemike.pjdoland.com/2007/09/huckabee_gets_a_failing_grade.html
Huck takes heat for having CFR adviser - Huckabee says he turns to globalist CFR Director Richard Haass for foreign policy advice. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59622 Also see video on You Tube where Mike Huckabee says he turns to Haass for foreign policy advice at this link. http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=S_BucPcJrHI Also see article entitled "CFR touts Huck's sympathy for illegals" at this link: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59202
Huckabee Uses Clinton People as Department Heads in Arkansas. Huckabee's Democratic Successor as Governor, Governor Mike Beebe, kept almost all of Huckabee's Department Heads, saying they were basically Clinton people. http://www.nwanews.com/adg/News/175919
Committee led by Huckabee to blame for FEC trouble. In 2000, Huckabee insisted on controlling the state party's separate Victory Committee, but the committee's finances were so poorly handled that a Federal Election Commission investigation resulted in the largest fine ever handed down by the FEC to a state party. "Republican Party of Arkansas violations of federal election rules "clearly" stem from the Victory 2000 Committee, a fund-raising and campaign committee directly overseen by Gov. Mike Huckabee, interim party director Gunner DeLay said Monday. The party faces fines for 11 violations cited by a July Federal Election Commission audit. The party is also in financial distress, largely because of those violations, party officials have acknowledged." "Committee led by Huckabee to blame for FEC trouble, DeLay says" by Doug Thompson., November 11, 03 Arkansas News Bureau.
Huckabee was basically successful in squelching the investigation of his part in the FEC fines. "Huckabee in his speech to the State Committee said that while his own dog 'will pee on everything,' the animal won’t 'soil his own house.' The governor said he has taken, and will continue to take, a similar attitude by not responding publicly to comments by some party officials that the FEC issues focus on the Victory 2000 Committee, which Huckabee led. 'The reason I’m not going to try to address every criticism that’s been offered before is because this is my house,' Huckabee said. 'This is my party. I’ll not soil my own house."' from "Rockefeller is elected state GOP chairman" by Michael Rowett, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, December 7, 03.
How Huckabee decimated the Republican Party in Arkansas - http://www.arkansasnews.com/archive/2008/01/09/DavidJSanders/344761.html
"Huckabee’s Republican Paradox" by Patrick Briney, President of Arkansas Republican Assembly, Nov 2, 2007 (Great detailed and documented article) http://www.arragopwing.com/huckabeeparadox.html