Virginia Primary — Why you should NOT vote for Mike Huckabee

February 8, 2008

We have compiled many, many reasons over the past few months why you should not vote for Mike Huckabee on Tuesday.

Here is one of them, that led us to dub him as the Republican Mike Dukakis — “Mike Dukakabee.”

But that is not the only reason. He also:

And this is all just the tip of the iceberg.

Read the rest of the blog for more. Much more.

Mike Huckabee belongs no where near the presidency, not as McCain’s running mate and not even in a cabinet post where he is in the line of succession. He is a big government Republican who just happens to be a social conservative. Some label this as being a “Christian Socialist.” Whatever you want to call it, it is NOT what any Reagan conservative should want this party to become.

So, on Tuesday, vote for John McCain. Vote for Ron Paul. Vote for one of the candidates who has already dropped out. But by no means vote for Mike Huckabee.

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Dukakabee’s Pardons Come Under Increased Scrutiny

December 10, 2007

Mike Dukakabee’s pardon’s while governor of Arkansas are coming under increased scrutiny by the media. This is just going to get more and more brutal in the coming weeks. About the only think we haven’t seen yet is this…


Mike Dukakabee — Pardoning Machine

December 10, 2007

Mike Huckabee issued more commutations and pardons than all of the six states neighboring to Arkansas combined.

He has set loose more convicts than all of his recent predecessors combined. More than 10 times the number that Bill Clinton did during a 10-year period from 1983 to 1992.

When prosecutors in Arkansas put forth vocal opposition to Huckabee’s pattern of granting clemency to violent criminals and making “murderers, armed robbers and rapists, who often return to a life of crime after they’re freed” eligible for parole, Huckabee attacked the prosecutors.

Furthermore, Huckabee has a record of pardoning criminals without letting law-enforcement officials or victims’ families know why he’s doing it as is required by law.

Perhaps most troubling of all is this admission from Huckabee:

He wouldn’t meet with victims’ families and didn’t bother telling them about pending clemencies. After he was forced to withdraw his offer of clemency to Glen Green – the former Air Force sergeant who beat his own pregnant wife, then brutally murdered a teenager and dumped her body into the Twin Prairie Bayou – Huckabee pretty much admitted he knew nothing about the case. As is his custom, he had listened to a fellow preacher who pushed for Green’s release knowing about as much about the killing as the governor did.

So, was Huckabee letting religion influence his decisions on commutations and pardons? If Mitt Romney has to explain the role that religion plays in his life, shouldn’t Mike Huckabee be asked a similar question when evidence like this surfaces?


Mike Dukakabee YouTube Ad

December 10, 2007

Thanks for providing me this opportunity to join in with other Virginia bloggers who are dedicated to brining the truth to light about former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and his dismal record on crime, taxes, illegal immigration and foreign policy.

To kick off my contributions to this blog, here is a little YouTube video that I produced last week.


Mother of Woman Killed by Wayne DuMond Asks Huckabee for Apology

December 10, 2007

Team Huckabee speaks to the Dumond parole

December 7, 2007

Well, it took a while, but the Huckabee campaign finally responded to the swirling disaster that is the Wayne Dumond fiasco.  In effect, Team Dukakabee is hoping we miss the forest for the trees.

The campaignhas a statement from “Butch” Reeves, who was reported saying Huckabee was pressuring the parole board to release Dumond early.  No, no, no, says Reeves:

“They are saying that the Governor was trying to persuade them to grant parole,” said Reeves, “it was the other way around, they were trying to persuade him not to grant clemency.”

Now, I love the fact that the initial source (Huffington Post) got their facts wrong, but take a close look at what Team Dukakabee is saying: Our guy wasn’t telling the parole board to set him free; he was going to do it himself, and the parole board had to talk him out of it.

A ringing endorsement of Dukakabee’s actions this ain’t, and it’s more important than any of the nonsense about the what the parole board decided to do and who talked to whom (and for the record, parole board member Charles Chastain still insists Huckabee tried to strong-arm him into granting parole).  The main point is this, as Huckabee himself revealed in his Dear Wayneletter, he believe Wayne Dumond belonged on the streets and out of jail.  This is why Lois Davidson (mother of Dumond’s Missouri murder victim) will “absolutely campaign against” Dukakabee (CNN).

More importantly, the Dumont case reveals a disturbing pattern Huckabee had, namely equating forgiveness in the next world with lack of punishment in this one.  Riley at Virginia Virtucon has the chilling details:

Mike Huckabee issued more commutations and pardons than all of the six states neighboring to Arkansas combined.

He has set loose more convicts than all of his recent predecessors combined.  More than 10 times the number that Bill Clinton did during a 10-year period from 1983 to 1992.

When prosecutors in Arkansas put forth vocal opposition to Huckabee’s pattern of granting clemency to violent criminals and making “murderers, armed robbers and rapists, who often return to a life of crime after they’re freed” eligible for parole, Huckabee attacked the prosecutors.

Furthermore, Huckabee has a record of pardoning criminals without letting law-enforcement officials or victims’ families know why he’s doing it as is required by law.

While the effect this had on Arkansans’ safety is obviously Issue No. 1, this has a salient impact on foreign policy as well.  The world is a very dangerous place, filled with people who will feign remorse for foul deeds against American and her allies.  Mike Dukakabee’s history reveals a man who could easily be the kind of sucker we haven’t seen in the White House since Jimmy Carter.

That’s the last thing we need these days.


More Virginia bloggers take aim at Huckabee

December 6, 2007

Jim Riley at (Virginia Virtucon) coins an instant classic: “Mike Dukakabe.”

Meanwhile, Leslie Carbone takes note of Huckabee’s personal interest in the case:

As nimble as he is with rhetoric, surely Governor Huckabee realizes that there’s not much of a fig leaf in the letter he sent Mr. Dumond in prison:

Dear Wayne

“My desire is that you be released from prison. I feel that parole is the best way for your reintroduction to society to take place.” 

Even more interesting is what Byron York discovered about the case over at National Review Online (emphasis added):

On October 31 (1996), Huckabee met with the parole board. Not long after, the board voted to free Dumond, but on the condition he move to another state . . . But no state would take Dumond. He remained behind bars for two and a half more years, until the board voted to free him in Arkansas. He was released in October 1999 and returned home. The next year, Dumond left the state, moving to a small town near Kansas City, Mo. Within weeks of arriving, he sexually assaulted and murdered a 39-year-old woman at an apartment complex near his home. The day that happened, everyone knew that freeing Wayne Dumond had been a very, very bad idea.

Actually, Huckabee should have known “that freeing Wayne Dumond had been a very, very bad idea” a long time before that.  It’s not as if he didn’t have people telling him exactly that.