Because a theocracy is only bad when we're talking about Islam.
I know I keep saying this, but the Republican primary is going to rule so hard.
I know people who don't like to change their underwear. So let's amend the Constitution to put it in concordance with stinky shorts.
Why did we send a few more thousand Marines to Afghanistan to get the Taliban? Could have saved a lot of airfare....
Theologians get a wild hair up their ass to change what God thinks all the time. What does he mean changing the Constitution is easier?
Wow, he just became scary to me.
Wow. Seldom are they so blunt about it.
Well, to be fair, elenchos, those theologians are only trying to change what THEY think god thinks, which I imagine can get pretty tricky.
As for amending the Constitution, well, it only requires ratification by 2/3 of the states, so I'm guessing Cuckoobee (BTW love that, ECB!) figures that's an easier task than changing the Word-O'-God because he presumably believes god's word is unchangeable.
Or something like that.
It does of course beg the question: "Who's version of god's word would he change it to?" And I take it we'd have to go to the writings of one Mr. Joseph Smith for the answer to that.
I thought all but one of them were philandering multi-divorcees?
And all but one thought evolution was fake.
And that the special underwear guy was the only one that wasn't in those two groups - but then, he has this bad habit of lying about himself 99 percent of the time ...
Wow, really scraping the bottom of the barrel this year on the America-hating Red Bushies side, I guess ...
Huckabee is not the darling of traditional conservatives. Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Bill Kristol, and the other candidates have axes to grind with him for various reasons.
Fiscal conservatives can't stand this silly fuck, evangelicals love him. I'm actually happy that he's doing well, because his success just further fractures the Republican party.
Huckabee is a fiscally-irresponsible Jimmy Carter. He's the easiest to beat of all the Rs.
"He's the easiest to beat of all the Rs."
Don't count on it.
When it comes to voters, your expectations can never be too low.
@12 nor the expectations for the media
Is he running for President or Pope? I can't tell.
Comte, when the Vatican said that little babies go to purgatory, that was not just their personal opinion. That was a fact and they never said anybody was entitled to a different opinion. Now they've changed their minds and that's how it is. When evangelicals thought abortion was OK a century ago, that was not their opinion. It was God's mind transmitted via his unchangeable holy writ. Now God thinks differently and Huckabee does not think God's word is open to debate.
I'm not saying these people are not crazy. I'm just saying that their beliefs are considered absolute facts, and their beliefs can turn on a dime.
It's lines like those that are really going to help McCain land California and New York.
the worse the coming recession gets, the more likely a cornpone fascist like huckabee becomes.
I actually hope Huckabee gets the nomination. Then we face the theocrats head on. Either he will get crushed in the general election, which could mean a huge setback for the political Christian Right, or he wins, in which case we have to accept that America is populated by complete idiots who deserve the end that is coming.
@14 - the pope is the one with the bunny hat.
Remember, GW and Carl Rove built their winning campaign on reaching out to evangelical voters. McCain and Bush were neck in neck until McCain started criticizing the Christian Right and Bush started using their language. Huckabee is actually making the policy of their world-view less hypocritical--the exploitative business elite on the right have used the evangelicals trust in republican leadership the strengthen their corporatacracy. He’d still get killed in the general.
Well of course, GG, they already opened the money spigots on Wall Street to make sure of that.
@5 just now?
But he does try to be funny, on the marriage page of his web site, he brings up terrorism, asking what is the point of fighting the terrorists if we have decadence (like the Stranger?) at home. DUDE, even if you create a government the Taliban would be proud of, you are worshiping the WRONG GOD, and this inflexibly concerning God means they will still want to kill us as infidels!
It will be impossible to get a 2/3 majority in Congress to change the Constitution in this way. So why is Huckabee pledging to do so? He's banking on the stupidity of Christians. He knows they won't think too deeply about the fact that changing the constitution to reflect their myopic values is impossible. By locking up the Jesustard vote, he's guaranteed a hefty chunck of the electorate with no required result. He can propose the ammendments with no hope of them actually going through, and then push the actual Republican agenda without looking like a sellout to the idiots that got him into office. Of course the fact the big corporate christian alliance of evil is backing Guiliani and magic underwear man leads me to believe that I could be wrong about Huckabee, and that could actually be a real lunatic for Christ, and not a Corporate Libertarian pretender. If that's the case, there is no way in hell he gets the nomination. His plane will go down, or he'll meet a lone gunman before the Republicans allow the people to elect him.
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