Thursday, May 29, 2008

Huckabee Republicanism

Here is the Huckster, once again confirming that the majority of Republican primary voters did, at least, one thing right:

Republicans need to be Republicans. The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it's this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it's a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says "look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government. If it means that elderly people don't get their Medicare drugs, so be it. If it means little kids go without education and healthcare, so be it." Well, that might be a quote pure economic conservative message, but it's not an American message. It doesn't fly. People aren't going to buy that, because that's not the way we are as a people. That's not historic Republicanism. Historic Republicanism does not hate government; it's just there to be as little of it as there can be."

Well, at least my "heartless," "callous," and "soulless"-self has a rudimentary understanding of history.... Was the good pastor paying attention during the Reagan years? Has he ever read or heard a single speech by Barry Goldwater, or for that matter, Thomas Jefferson? Please, sir, please, just go away.
Source here.