« Clarification On Ron Paul Bashing | Main | Crisis Management Advice For The Ron Paul Campaign »
January 10, 2008

Mike Huckabee Vs. The "Shiite Republicans"

Better known as just plain old Republicans, or Republicans who don't want to increase taxes.

In 2001, when conservative Republican lawmakers opposed a higher sales taxes and fees the governor supported, he began calling them “Shiites.” Huckabee’s positions on fiscal policy became indistinguishable from Democrats’ positions. A year later, he openly campaigned against a ballot initiative to remove the sales tax on food and medicine. While he and Rockefeller won re-election in 2002, Sen. Tim Hutchinson didn’t.

In 2003, Huckabee not only begged lawmakers for new taxes to make up a budget shortfall, but he rebuffed conservatives’ (Republicans and a couple of Democrats) plan to cover the shortfall by tapping one-time money and cutting pork. In 2004, President Bush won re-election, but Huckabee campaigned for some Democrats - even some who had Republican opponents - and Republicans lost state legislative seats for the first time since 1990.

In 2005, a term-limited Huckabee frustrated conservatives when he pushed a bill to give in-state college tuition and scholarships to the children of illegal immigrants. The next year, Democrats swept Republicans in every race for statewide constitutional office and Republicans lost legislative seats for the second consecutive election cycle.

More at the link.

Remember the permanent Republican majority? The realignment on the horizon in 2002?

Good times, good times.


digg this
posted by Ace at 03:45 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Hillary Clinton: " I could be wrong, but I'm not really feeling m ..."

Bitter Clinger and All That (Back from the Dead): "Mama Cass should've not spiked before lunch.Heroin ..."

runner: " Students! So sorry, I made an unforgivable mista ..."

Tom Servo: "'They really, really need her to go away. It would ..."

Some Guy in Wisconsin: " @200 FenelonSpoke you always seem to have gr ..."

Mr. Peebles: "[i] Detachable pockets. Fancy![/i]I put them in m ..."

[/b][/i][/s]Muldoon: "Does she still get Secret Service protection? ..."

Bruce: "Just found four dollars in a pocket I put away las ..."

joncelli: a man, a plan, a crossbow: "298 Hillary has avoided all stadia and hippopotumi ..."

Bruce: "But I'd advise caution with ham sammiches. Posted ..."

Mr. Peebles: "Just found four dollars in a pocket I put away las ..."

BourbonChicken: "Hillary has avoided all stadia and hippopotumi. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
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)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64