Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

More On NYT's Bogus Hit On Giuliani... Wanna Know Which Campaign Pushed This Non-Story Into The "Paper of Record"? | Main | Hellboy 2 Trailer
December 21, 2007

Limbaugh On Huckabee: "McCain's Starting To Look Better Than This Guy, And That's Saying Something"

It's on. Now, actually. (Whoops, he's moved on, but he's returning to it occasionally... now he's likening Huckabee to Howard Dean, prompted by a caller.)

From Limbaugh's lips to Geraghty's fingertips to your eyes.

Another quote:

"The Huckabee campaign is trying to dumb down conservatism in order to get it to conform with his record."

This isn't the first time he's gone after the Huckster. Someone sent me this earlier transcript in which he likens Huckabee's supporters to Perot's hoodwinked, bamboozled supporters, and, in addition, implies they're "cultists" like the Peroistas while saying "I'm not saying his supporters are cultists."

I don't think he is saying that, not really. But he seems frustrated at Huckabee's supporters' apparent reluctance to examine the guy's record.

He explains why he's not taking many shots at Huckabee:

So Huckabee writes this piece basically savaging the Bush administration's "arrogant bunker mentality." Now, one thing I know, I remember back in the '92 campaign, Ross Perot came along, and I had my instincts. I had misgivings about it from the get-go, and I shared those misgivings, and I tried to talk the Perot people out of it. "You people are being fooled. He's not even serious about wanting to be elected. There's something else going on here. I'm going to get to the bottom of it and find out." I found out what it was. When it looked like he was going to win, he pulled out, then he got back in. He basically gave the election to the Democrats and Bill Clinton. But what I remember is that all during that period -- when I was so intense and so purposefully desirous of trying to get the Perot people to see the light -- they didn't want to see it. They were like cultists, and I learned that you cannot talk cultists out of their cult. You just have to let 'em see it for themselves in the time it takes for it all to unfold, and I think with Huckabee, I don't think his people are cultists, don't misunderstand.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: But I think there are two or three things about him that have drawn people to him, that are going to make them overlook some other things that ought to raise some red flags.


RUSH: My only point to you is that -- and I'm not going to repeat what I did with Perot, because it's not going to work. The only thing I'll say to you is, "I think if you dug deep, you would find..." Well, you admitted it. You think Huckabee is "moving to the middle," because he's moving to the middle, he's abandoning what? The right. He'll stick solid on certain things on the right because he knows that he is attracting a portion of the population based on religious and moral and ethical values, which is fine, but on some of these other areas that also define conservatism like taxes and so forth, he doesn't have the pedigree. But I'm not going to try to talk you out of it. No, I don't even think about it. I'm not trying to talk you out of it. I'm not attacking you because I know you can't, because you called here and you think he's the one true conservative out there because of the things that matter a lot to you, he's right on the money on them. So we'll see what unfolds in the few short weeks ahead to when we finally get nominees for both parties. In the meantime, Charlie, thanks for the call.

I sort of have misgivings about bashing Huckabee, too, because I think those who like him may be a bit defensive about it and feel personally attacked when they're candidate is attacked. I did wonder if it wouldn't be better to just not cover him at all and hope, as Limbaugh says, his supporters would dig a little deeper. Perhaps they just need to be allowed to discover it on their own. When the "establishment and Washington chattering classes" are trying to ram something down your throat, it's natural enough to get very resistant and dig your heels in, I guess.

Still, whatever, this guy sucks ass. He's bad for the party, bad for evangelicals, and bad for the few issues he's conservative on, because last time I checked the guy who only gets 34% of the vote in the presidential election usually doesn't get to appoint justices to the Supreme Court.

And I'm glad Limbaugh is being a little more proactive in noting that.

Thanks to JeffD. for the Geraghty tip and, I think, CJ for the longer transcript.

It's All Huckabee On Open Line Friday: Latest quote (approximately): "Hucakbee is running on identity politics, and that identity is as a Christian. That lets his supporters project on to him whatever they define as being 'Christian conservative,' but on most issues he isn't a conservative."

When a pastor calls up to claim "Huckabee is the light at the end of the tunnel," Limbaugh says, "That light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train and you can't get off the tracks."

digg this
posted by Ace at 02:08 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
m: ">>>The plane was parked on the ground. wut ..."

Skip: "G'Day everyone No reason to be up ..."

m: "w00t ..."

m: "Pixy's up! ..."

m: " Posted by: SFGoth (KAi1n) SFGoth! Long time. ..."

m: "59 "What funny slips of the tongue have you encoun ..."

antennae: "Hi therе, I discovered your site by means of ..."

Diabetes: "Incredible points. Solid arguments. Keep up the gr ..."

Catch Thirty-Thr33: "105 One key to running a HOA is to ask the person ..."

Catch Thirty-Thr33: "308 Our conflict in Vietnam lasted 20years or so ( ..."

Catch Thirty-Thr33: "234 "A burning hatred of NATO." That's pretty m ..."

Blonde Morticia: " HOAs are nothing more than America’s equiv ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64