Very nice, i suggest webmaster can set up a forum, so that we can talk and communicate.
Thank you Sarah Ann
And I agree with you. No more backroom deals...
We will no longer let them get away with it...
SHE WAS A DEMOCRAT IN SHEEPS CLOTHES!!!!!!!!! GOOD RIDNESS , NOW SHE CAN JOIN SPECTOR !!!!!!!!!!!
WHO WANTS TURNCOATS!!!!!!!!!
What September Dawn and Joseph brought out was an echo of my own profound disgust with the Republican party. After the 2008 elections I determined the Republican party would not receive another penny nor another minute nor another volunteer phone call unless it came funneled through HuckPAC to a selected candidate. The Scozzafava debacle was just another example of the complete contempt the party continues to lavish upon us.
I believe Governor Huckabee's comments here and elsewhere were perfectly appropriate unofficial support for Doug Hoffman--especially in the light of his stated intent for HuckPAC to support conservative REPUBLICAN candidates.
That said, what September Dawn and Joseph suggested still resonates. I've really had it up to here with the Republican party. And there are some really good folks among the independents and even the Democrats.
When the Republican candidate for President is Huckabee in 2012, and the party gives him and his administration their full support, they will have mine again. Promise.
To Cullen, Lola11/02/2009 12:03 PM
Lola, well said. These are very good reasons to be a more informed supporter and voter.
This is the reason why Pelosi was able execute her game plan in 2006 and 2008. She was able to put Democrats on the ticket that were further right than the current Republicans holding office.
I am glad to see a conservative push, even if they have to campaign as an Independent.
The Tea Party Express is definitely helping to give the people a voice. Even though the 9/12 Marchers didn't get the recognition / respect they deserve from the main stream media, they got noticed by all the millions of Americans that wish they could have been there. We respect and appreciate the efforts of those (million plus) that did March on 9/12. Thanks!
I am a Fair Tax Supporter, a Huckpac supporter and viewer of the Glenn Beck show. Glenn Beck stays focused and on point. It would be great if he could get behind The Fair Tax.
My personal opinion is the Congressional leaders who are completely against the Fair Tax, it is because either they are told they can't or they are beholden to some group, someone, lobbyist, or some special interest. The Fair Tax H.R.25 would no longer penalize productivity, would give power back to the people, jobs could start coming back to America.
R24189 Supporter of the Fair Tax and Federal government financial accountability.
Please consider seriously what September Dawn and Joseph initiated below. I agree with them. HucPac must rethink its mission from only endorsing Republican candidates to supporting and enabling the best Conservative candidate in a race regardless of party affiliation. Kudos to Sarah Palin and Fred Thompson and Gary Bauer for clearly endorsing Doug Hoffman early in this race. I'm glad Gov. Huckabee follow suit. I'd only wished it was much earlier.
Cullen, Lola11/02/2009 05:24 PM
I agree totaly with all your know's. You realy know what you are talking about.. I hope the republican big wigs , get the message. We need to come together as one..
But, they cannot get together in a back room any longer, decide who will run. And, tell us we must vote for them or , the liberal Dem's will win..that is blackmail .... Hope we can replace all the liberal Dem's & Republican's in congress with conservative's.. I believe the people in Huck Pac can get er done........
Mike Hucabee 2012 Conservative leaders ( A.S.A.P.)
The Party of Know...not No...Per Tom Price -Republican - GA Congressmanon Neil Cavuto today...
I like it...
KNOW that conservatives will NO LONGER just vote along party lines...
KNOW that we are listening...KNOW that the Sleeping Giant is now awaken...KNOW that we are mad as hell and we will not take it any longer...
KNOW we are standing for LIFEKNOW we are standing for MARRIAGEONE MAN - ONE WOMAN - GODS INSTITUTION - NOT MANS
KNOW we are standing for FAITHKNOW we are standing for FAMILYKNOW we are standing for FREEDOM
KNOW we want LESS GOVERNMENT INTRUSION IN OUR LIVES
KNOW we want FISCAL SANITY
KNOW WE WANT FREEDOM FROM OBAMAS SOCIALIST, MARXIST, COMMUNITIST POLICIES...
KNOW...NO MORE CZARS!!!!!
KNOW...WE LOVE AMERICA AND WILL FIGHT FOR HER AND WE ARE NOT ASHAMED OF HER
KNOW...ONE NATION, UNDER GOD...WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
KNOW...we are for Mike HuckabeePRESIDENT 2012!!!!!
Scozzafava endorsed the democrat because the DNC has been infiltrating the Republican party...they have been moving their candidates into the rep. party for years now...and republicans have been buying it...instead of voting on principles...we vote on party lines not paying attention to where these candidates really stand on the issues that really matter to conservatives...
I have finally woken up to this fact now. I'm tellin ya...the 2008 primaries was a wake up call. I will NEVER be the same republican again.
What difference would it have been for us to get Scoffafava in office compared to the democrat candidate that was running against Scozzafava? None! She still supports most if not all of obamas policies...pro choice, pro cap-n-tax, pro obama government control health care...Even Christi in NJ has more conservative values than she does.
Rudy Guliani is another example of what the democrats are doing to get their agendas force fed down our throats...He was a democrat before he became a republican. And he only did that to get elected. There was no republicans and many democrats running...He switched to the republican ticket and got the repulican nomination instantly and was able to win against the democrat candidate...moderate and some liberal democrats could vote for him (because he really was a democrat on social issues...and republicans voted for him because he had the "R" behind his name...more conservative on fiscal issues (we just have not been paying attention to where these candidates really stand)(or we are being told by the RNC and buying it-that we have to vote for the "R" candidate...we have no other choice)
NO MORE! IM NOT A BLIND REPUBLICAN ANYMORE! If they don't hold to the same principles I do---THEY DONT GET MY VOTE! PERIOD!
Time to wake up CONSERVATIVES. Wake up before you get bamboosled out of your FREEDOMS which are slowly being striped from the so called "we the people"
On 11/1/92 I watched Mike Huckabee's show, were he talked about Doug Hoffman, everything he said about him I liked. Especially when I heard Doug Hoffman would go against Nancy Pelosis. That's all I had to hear.HE HAS MY VOTE!
For those of us who are trying to make the case that the Huck Pac "missed the boat" with regard to this issue, I think the fact that Dede Scozzafava now endorses the "liberal Democrat" in this race makes the case for us. Hopefully we can learn from this lesson.
Scozzafava endorses Dem. candidate. I don't understand this decision...
Re: Endorsements and Principled Conservative Leadership and the GOP
cf. Darrin Cline10/31/2009 11:16 PMBen Dribus11/01/2009 11:28 AMSchwab, Bonnie11/01/2009 05:12 PM
1. Thank you for reminding folks that actual "endorsements" of candidates is a complicated process that takes time, protocol, and mutual understanding (at least this is the system HuckPac uses). Also, thank you for pointing out that HuckPac does focus on supporting, in principle, conservative Republicans (that are also pro-life). The governor and HuckPac seem quite principled in how they initially approached the NY 23 situation and how they framed their recent statement about Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava and Doug Hoffman.
2. Principled Conservative LeadershipAs for your comments about principled conservative leadership, you also raised a good point. I also feel that a discussion about conservative leadership needs to look more at the genuine quality of a man or woman, and not just a specific quantity he or she and his or her supporters have of a certain type of conservatism. This approach will help with the coalition building you write about within the GOP while also appealing to conservative regardless of party.
I was glad to see this. The Rep. had better wake up. I think people have had enough of bussness as usual. If the Rep. want the votes they had better be ready to hold to and fight for this Nation. Be consertive. and proud of it. We don't want Rep who support abortion, socialism, and same sex marriage, then say they are consertive. This is very serious, we are fighting for our lives.
I commend Dede Scozzafava for stepping down, that was the right thing to do.
I commend Conservatives for standing up for what they believe in, and making their voices heard.
I commend Governor Huckabee for successfully walking the highwire of tension between his strong conservative principles and his loyalty to party. I sometimes think of Gov. Huckabee as being in an unequally-yoked marriage to the Republican Party. I know it can't always be easy, but what I respect beyond measure is the Governor's decision to identify himself as a Republican, hold fast to it's long standing conservative platform, and then remain loyal to those choices. The last time I checked "loyalty" is a "principle" to be cherished and esteemed.
Mike Huckabee made a decision that the best way to advance conservative principles is through the Republican Party. I agree with this decision. At a national level, there is no substitute for the existing machinery of a major party for reaching voters.
If HuckPAC were to change its mission, it would put itself into direct and overt opposition to the Republican Party. This is not a conflict we need at this point. While much of the GOP leadership is corrupt, most of the conservative leaders we still have are Republican.
It is not necessary for Mike Huckabee to make an endorsement in every race. It is reasonable for him to limit his endorsements to candidates who are both conservative and Republican. This is consistent with his own decision to run as a Republican, and wisely refrains from encouraging conservative leaders to leave the party instead of reforming it.
Afraid I must echo September Dawn and Joseph.
I'm really glad that scozzafava stepped aside, this was the best possible outcome.
I am glad to see an endorsement for a real conservative running for office.
On a side (perhaps related) note, with which I know some will disagree. I support Gov. Huckabee and HuckPAC in their efforts to support conservative Republicans (I am especially excited about Rubio in Florida).
Yet, I think we conservatives need to realize that a governing coalition that will work to advance conservatism will only come about with the support of more moderate and independent voters and candidates (much like conservative Dems are the ones who have put the liberals in power). I am not saying that we should abandon our principles (and as for HuckPAC, it will only endorse conservatives), but that we should also recognize that, at least in this era, in order to have a functioning majority in government, there will be some GOP legislators who do not embrace everything we stand for. But, their support will be critical for having conservative leadership which will advance a conservative agenda.
For example, should the GOP win the majority in a closely divided Senate, the GOP will almost certainly embrace a conservative leadership team, but this will not happen without the support of folks like Senators Snowe, Collins, and a few others you may wish to add to this list. Looking ahead to 2010, the GOP may have opportunities to win current Democratic seats in several states, but at least a few - Delaware, Illinois, Connecticut, maybe even California or New York, will likely be more moderate.
It has been said by several national GOP and conservative leaders that if our goal is ideological purity in our candidates, we may expect to never have the governing coalition to enact our agenda. ("We will be a permanent minority party.") The term RINO is often used to refer to those who don't fit one's view of a conservative GOP, but often those who are branded as such do adhere to many REPUBLICAN principles (although I would agree some are even suspect at that). I suspect that these individuals have made an intentional choice to identify with the GOP due to its core principles. There is a difference between identifying with historical core Republican PRINCIPLES (which I understand to be things such as emphasizing personal responsibility and creating opportunity, fiscal responsibility, less government intervention, more local control, individual rights, and a strong national defense, and maybe a few others) and the party PLATFORM (which includes pro-life and pro-marriage and other current issues and has become increasingly more conservative in recent years).
I think a wise course of action for conservative Republicans is to work hard to get like-minded candidates elected. But, when there is not a conservative option and more moderate GOP candidates are elected or appear to be the better choice verses perhaps a liberal Democrat, we should look for opportunities to find common ground with such individuals and use persuasive arguments in favor of conservative positions on a case by case basis.
Gov. Huckabee has made a statement that he spoke at an event for the Conservative Party last week and participated in honoring 5 individuals (I don't know if it was in New York, but it sounds like it may have been). These events are scheduled far in advance - before there was even a Scozzafava/Hoffman issue. (I believe the race has only been going on for 5 weeks.)
As the race became an issue, the hosts of the event (the Conservative Party of which Hoffman is representing) asked Gov. Huckabee not to endorse in this race and he stood by his previous commitment. (By the way, HuckPAC does not just "endorse" any candidate; there is an application process for those seeking endorsement which must be pursued by the candidate, although the individual can be invited to do so by HuckPAC.)
Thanks for continuing to be a strong voice for conservativism in America. Your tireless leadership is exactly what we need. You have my support!
I appreciate that Scozzafava stepped aside graciously.
Calling all Huckabee supporters: We need to vote for Mike Huckabee in the following poll ASAP.
Thanks for the endorsement of Doug Hoffman Governor. As someone who voted for you in the NY state presidential primary I'm very disappointed that you're "coming so late to the party" in support of Mr. Hoffman. We could have used your support a month ago.
I think you big name Republicans are going to regret not endorsing Hoffman sooner. I am becoming embarassed to call myself a Republican. The RNC nor yourself will not see any $$ from Conservatives like myself if you continue to be lead by the polls and not principles.
I am a registered Republican and former Mayor of my small michigan community, and your late endorsement offends me greatly. Tony Loewe, Port Austin, Michigan
I'm glad for this endorsement. Dede stepping down was classy, and now is the time for all who care about conservative values to stand behind Doug Hoffman. I'm praying for Hoffman, McDonnell, and Christie to win on Tuesday.
Chris Christie's running mate (a first for NJ, we've not had Lieutenant Governors before) Loretta Weinberg has been outspoken against homeschooling, going after homeschoolers inappropriately in 2004 (when she should have gone after DYFS in a particularly heinous case, the Jackson family, who were under DYFS' care and nearly starved their children). I encourage those in NJ - and those who know people there - to vote for Christie so that Corzine and Weinberg aren't given the executive branch of the state we love!
Finally! A stance for morality and conservatism should be done with clarity and preferably done with a sense of urgency, even if it doesn't serve the Republican interest. You are the leader of the Social Conservatives and not (at least not yet) the leader of the Republican party. Be true to yourself and everything else will fall in line. You may loose some ground because of this delay. I hope I'm wrong.
Dear Governor, I appreciate Huck PAC support for Doug Hoffman campaign. I realize this race put you in an awkward position. Maybe in the light of the new atmosphere of the TEA party conservatives, Huck PAC should just do the right thing and promote any excellent candidate who has our own conservative interests at heart. As long as someone adheres to lower taxes (preferably the Fair Tax), less government interference in our lives, sanctity of marriage and life they should at least get an honorable mention from Huckpac.I know you stated recently on Fox that Hoffman was closer to your views, but Sarah Palin, Dick Armey and others were well ahead of us in proclaiming support for the obvious Independent Republican (Conservative) in New York. Having said that, I am sure there was verbal and maybe even financial support for Doug behind the scenes.
I think it is time for Huck PAC to re-think it's mission. I think Mike said it best himself, back during the 2008 primaries, that principles are more important than politics. This is a prime example of that.
Instead of only supporting Republicans, I think Huck PAC should make it their mission to support the candidates that best represent our values and principles, whether they are Republican or not.
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