In another amazing turn of the surging Rev. Mike Huckabee in the Republican presidential race, the former Arkansas governor is now taking shots at a real conservative, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
This leads to a serious question.
Is the Rev. Mike a plant by the Democrats?
I ask somewhat tongue in cheek, but really, how can the Rev. Mike take shots at the man that has been credited with bringing congress to Republican hands in 1994?
We all know that the more that the DDBMSM takes a real look at the record of the Rev. Mike as governor of Arkansas, the more it looks like that other charlatan from the town of Hope, former president William Jefferson Blythe Clinton. The Rev. Mike raised taxes and did nothing to end the most regressive of taxes, on food. The Rev. Mike did not meet a clemency or a commutation that he did not like. Hell, Gov. Clinton let more people get executed in Arkansas than the good Rev. Mike! His foreign policy is not much different from that of President Clinton. Why, the good Rev. Mike says one of those he seeks advice from of foreign policy is New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Mr. Friedman is as liberal elitist as one can get.
So, the Rev. Mike, led by the new national campaign chairman, Ed Rollins, is attacking someone on the consistently conservative side, Mr. Limbaugh, because like many of us he has done some actual looking into his record as governor of Arkansas.
Mr. Rollins accuses Mr. Limbaugh of not seeing the candidacy of the Rev. Mike very seriously. And, Mr. Rollins accuses Mr. Limbaugh of being part of a Washington-New York liberal axis.
If that is not enough, Mr. Rollins on Chris Matthews' Hardball on MSNBC accused one of Mitt Romney's advisers, Ron Kaufman, of being an atheist.
What has happened in reality is that the Rev. Mike has not taken this campaign seriously and it shows.
He hires a one-hit wonder in Mr. Rollins to shepherd this shoe-string candidacy to the promised land. Mr. Rollins last success was getting former President Ronald Reagan a near 50-state sweep in the 1984 presidential election year. A blind, three-legged dog could have done that with an enormously popular Mr. Reagan.
So, full of himself, Mr. Rollins tried to get H. Ross Perot into the White House in 1992. Thanks to that wondrous effort, we got stuck with President Clinton for two terms.
And, wanting to show his establishment chops, he worked for former New Jersey governor Christie Todd Whitman, one of the most obnoxious blue-bloods the Republicans have ever produced. Mr. Rollins bragged about paying black, Christian ministers to suppress the black vote and deliver the governor's mansion to Mrs. Todd-Whitman. Not that it was proven, but the fact that Mr. Rollins would even joke about that should be enough to realize, this is not the guy you want to take your campaign to the next level.
But, the ever forgiving Rev. Mike got Mr. Rollins aboard.
And the thanks that conservatives get is a slap in the face because some, like Mr. Limbaugh and many others, have looked at the Rev. Mike's record and seen that in reality, the good Reverend is possibly a closet liberal. He sure governed like one. Just because there is an R after the name, it does not mean that one is a true Republican.
If the Rev. Mike thinks that only social conservatives vote in Republican primaries, he may be in for a rude shock come January 3, 2008. There are also fiscal conservatives and foreign policy hawks.
The fiscal conservatives are embarrassed that they have defended the spending policies of the previous, Republican congress. The foreign policy hawks actually want victory in the War Against Islamofascist Terror.
And, these people are just part of a mix when it comes to the general election. And, without total support from each other, a Republican candidate is certain to lose. And, that loss would be a stinging rebuke of the Republican party if the Rev. Mike is the nominee for president.
It is just a fact and the Reverend's people, led by Mike himself, just can not bring themselves to that reality.
So, Rush Limbaugh has to remind them, and the thanks he gets is cheap shots.
Again, is the Rev. Mike just a Democrat plant? Let the record speak for itself.