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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mike Huckabee and Hot CNBC Anchors

I'm a few days late to this but here's our favorite ex-chubby, presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee on what the GOP needs to do to 'reverse course'.
What can the party do to reverse course?

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. But they also recognize that government has to be paid for.

If you have a breakdown in the social structure of a community, it's going to result in a more costly government ... police on the streets, prison beds, court costs, alcohol abuse centers, domestic violence shelters, all are very expensive. What's the answer to that? Cut them out? Well, the libertarians say "yes, we shouldn't be funding that stuff." But what you've done then is exacerbate a serious problem in your community. You can take the cops off the streets and just quit funding prison beds. Are your neighborhoods safer? Is it a better place to live? The net result is you have now a bigger problem than you had before.
Pretty convenient...Get it? What Republicans need to do to turn it around are become Republicans once again. And what is a Republican? Well it's Mike Huckabee, of course!

Full interview here at the Huffington Post.

And on a completely unrelated topic-- Since I'm home sick watching Erin Burnett on CNBC today I'll include her top 10 things a man can do for her. Hint: They all involve spending a lot of money. Darn.

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