Saturday, January 05, 2008
Two Buck Huck
Huckabee plays the class card, I say good for him but what's his program? On the plus end he says we need to be more compassionate towards criminals-he is against three strikes and is an advocate of re-rehabilitation (he actually runs a rehab house), supports parole, he talks about about a drug and alcohol problem not a "crime" problem and he opposes the absurd "hate crime" laws which punish thought crimes. He sends his kids to public schools and thinks the plutocrats should do the same. He also has criticized the GOP for its racial code rhetoric and got 48% of the black vote in Arkansas because he has talked about being inclusive towards all.
Now in reality even though he talks a good game, and has delivered on the edges, his program is one of inequality.
He's against a progressive income tax, his program is a sale tax,
Opposses gay equality-he is a fundamentalist and thinks them an "abomination,"
He is for the death penalty because the bible says its ok, I wonder what his position is on eating shellfish and pork?,
Opposses 2 state solution in Palestine, I suppose it might prolong the day of Armaggedan!,
Likes the idea of bombing Iran and occupying Iraq,
Opposes univeral health coverage and socialized medicine,
Thinks Wal-Mart is the greatest invention since Jesus turned wine into water.
His program is horribly regressive in the end even though around the edges he symbolically knows that his party is made up of a bunch of bigots and people who got theirs or of people who think when they get theirs to hell with the rest.
Check out Huckabee on the issues.