Make Up Your Own Minds On This One.......

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Sat Oct 20 00:33:04 MDT 2007

Richard Viguerie: Mike Huckabee­Wishy-Washy Republican

(Manassas, Virginia) Following are the main 
points made by Richard A. Viguerie, author of 
Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and 
Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the 
Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006), in his 
new paper, “Mike Huckabee­Wishy-Washy Republican” 

Mike Huckabee poses as a conservative, but he 
enthusiastically promotes big government.

In fact, he’s just another wishy-washy 
Republican­inconsistent in policy because he’s inconsistent in principle.

Gov. Huckabee claims to support “empowering 
people to make their own decisions”, but he has 
consistently promoted government meddling in the market economy.

He called no-tax pledges “irresponsible” but then signed one.

In his 10 years in office, Gov. Huckabee had 
raised the state’s sales tax by 37 percent, motor 
fuel taxes by 16 percent, and cigarette taxes by 103 percent.

He publicly opposed repealing a tax on groceries 
and medicine, though he claims that he’s “always 
philosophically supported” axing the tax.

State spending under Gov. Huckabee rose by 65.3 percent during 1996 to 2004.

Not only did he increase Arkansas’s minimum wage 
from $5.15 to $6.25 per hour, but he even 
encouraged the U.S. Congress to do the same thing nationally.

He supported President George W. Bush’s 2003 
massive expansion of Medicare by adding a prescription-drug benefit.

He called the No Child Left Behind Act, which 
increased federal education spending by 48 
percent and expanded big-government control of 
local schools, “the greatest education reform 
effort of the federal government in my lifetime”.

He wants to fence illegal immigrants out, but to 
give them cheap tuition while they’re here.

Mike Huckabee calls conservatives “blind purists” but poses as one of us.   ]

Many more details about Mike Huckabee’s 
conservative charade are contained in Richard 
Viguerie’s paper, “Mike Huckabee­Wishy-Washy 
Republican”, available on-line here: 


Richard A. Viguerie pioneered ideological and 
political direct mail and has been called “the 
funding father of the conservative movement” for 
his role in helping build dozens of conservative 
organizations. He is the author of Conservatives 
Betrayed­How George W. Bush and Other 
Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the 
Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006).
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