Let Huckabee speak!!!!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by rdean, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. rdean
    Online

    rdean Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    GOP 12: Huck vs Rush on Obama

    Mike Huckabee, speaking to the Hudson Union Society earlier this month (Nov 2).

    When he [Barack Obama] was at Dover the other day, and went there to pay respect for soldiers, I heard a lot of people on the Right say "Aw, that's just a cheap photo-op."

    No, I think it was the Commander-in-Chief of our military paying respect to a dead soldier, and I'm grateful that he did that, and I was proud of him for doing that. And I think we all -- as Americans -- should give him credit for doing that.

    When he and Michele hosted the tricker-treaters on Halloween, quit finding something wrong with that.

    Say "Good, I'm glad that he and the First Lady are treating children to an experience at the White House", and I just find it deplorable that some people on my end of the aisle want to find everything wrong and nothing right about the man as a man."

    Huckabee Calls Knee-Jerk GOP Attacks On Obama 'Deplorable' And 'Shameful'

    During a relatively unnoticed speech in early November, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said he found it "deplorable" and "shameful" that his fellow Republicans were attacking the president for even the most trivial or well-intentioned matters.
     
  2. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    87,154
    Thanks Received:
    15,952
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +46,023
    Obama went to pay his respect to fallen soldiers AND he brought a photographer.
     
  3. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    49,992
    Thanks Received:
    12,048
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +17,378
    Yes, I don't believe Obama has ever done anything like that which was not also a photo op for him. Those suspecting Obama of less than noble motives may be off base, but their suspicions are not unjustified.

    Whatever you think of him, in contrast George W. Bush allowed no photographers and issued no press releases when he met with families of wounded or fallen soldiers or when he made his frequent and numerous visits to the wounded at Bethesda and Walter Reed. He allowed precious few photo ops when he visited foreign cemetaries and memorials.

    When Obama gives us any reason to think he cares about anybody other than himself, when he gives us any reason to believe that he even understands, much less appreciates, what the military is and what it is for, and when he gives us hope that he actually cares about our Constitution, our traditions, our values, our flag, our country, then maybe Huckabee will have a stronger case.

    I don't know if we're having the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, or just presentation of the colors here, but note which on the podium is not showing proper respect:

    [​IMG]
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. Sarah G
    Offline

    Sarah G When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    51,009
    Thanks Received:
    12,599
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    NW Ohio
    Ratings:
    +27,866
    Doesn't Huckabee have a radio show or something? Let him speak there.
     
  5. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Award Winning USMB Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    134,413
    Thanks Received:
    21,691
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +55,263
    Thanks Foxfyre....I was waiting to see which fuckhead would be the first to post this photo. I guess you win.

    snopes.com: Barack Obama at Arlington on Veterans Day

    The reason Obama is not saluting is that all the others are saluting him as President


    Thanks for playing
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. Mike458877
    Offline

    Mike458877 Conservative

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Messages:
    462
    Thanks Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Midwest
    Ratings:
    +116
    I have to agree, nit-picking at Obama over every little thing is a waste of time and frankly unproductive.

    He is making enough large screw ups to worry about. He is selling our nation down the river and that is what we need to focus on.

    He is set on breaking us financially for good.

    Mike
     
  7. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    49,992
    Thanks Received:
    12,048
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +17,378
    Guilty as charged and I apologize. I should have checked the source before posting.
     
  8. Foxfyre
    Offline

    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    49,992
    Thanks Received:
    12,048
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    Desert Southwest USA
    Ratings:
    +17,378
    I can't argue with this either. But criticizing the Commander in Chief re his general attitude and policies re the military and related subjects is not nit-picking every little thing and does go with the territory. I was very wrong to not fact check that photo before I posted it. I don't think I am wrong re my other related comments, however, and that's why I think Huckabee is as wrong to question the motives of Obama's critics as Obama's critics may be wrong in some of their criticism.

    To restate my sentiments on my "When Enough is Enough" thread, at some point we have to stop just accepting the consequences of various issues and erosion of our basic values and the principles this country was built on. If we have firm ideals about any of this stuff, we had better start making our voices known or we will indeed deserve whatever government, society, and situation we wind up in.
     
  9. bodecea
    Offline

    bodecea Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    99,058
    Thanks Received:
    11,467
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    #HasNoClothes
    Ratings:
    +29,005
    Horrible isn't it. And to do something so blatantly out of custom as to have photographers with the President. Disgusting.
     
  10. rdean
    Online

    rdean Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    You are right. Bush never gave the soldiers or their families the "choice". He took that away from them. He was good at that.

    One of the reasons is becuase he didn't want the nation to see him being chastized by families of soldiers who were serving or served numerous tours way past their seperation date.

    He also didn't want those families to chastize him in public for the invasion of Iraq.

    Remember, 90% of those in the military believed that Saddam was behind 9/11. Republicans will that's their fault. No one ever said that, but the truth is, no matter how they came to believe that, they did believe it.

    When they found out it wasn't true, they felt the country had lied to them. Bush never wanted anyone to see that, which is why his press conferences were so carefully controlled - to the point of having a male prostitute, Jeff Gannon, be his favorite person in the press corp, because Jeff asked nothing but "softball" questions.
     

Share This Page