Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mike Huckabee on MSNBC

Mike was asked to comment on the recent public statements of controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright. In the past Mike has said we need to cut Rev. Wright a little slack in view of his prior experiences growing up in a segregated US. Mike expresses concern as to Wright's motives with his present actions.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Heading To Montana

Governor Huckabee heads to Montana to campaign for conservative candidates.

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Huck PAC was founded with the intention of supporting Republican candidates who are passionate advocates for tax reform, a strong national defense, real border security, life, the family, less government and individual liberty.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Just plain dishonest

Barack Obama tries to portray himself as honest and the agent of change. Then he acts like any other politician and is as guilty of spin as the people he points fingers at. I get sick of hearing him say he didn't campaign in Florida as if to imply that Clinton did. He knows she didn't and his innuendo gets picked up and repeated until I would be willing to bet that most of his supporters now believe that she campaigned in defiance of the candidates agreement that they would not. And when he says he wasn't even on the ballot in MI, why doesn't he say why? He wasn't on the ballot because he had his name removed! The statements he makes imply that *he* is somehow more ethical than Clinton. The amazing thing is that it seems to work. Why doesn't the media point out how disingenuous is statements are?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

We Are Just Getting Started

Read and learn more about Huck PAC ... Governor Huckabee details the goals and plans for supporting candidates at local, state and national levels.

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It will be fun seeing governor Huckabee shake up the establishment. This is so needed to reform the Republican party so that it once more responds to the people.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Rubber Meets Road

I have often been frustrated by the two party system. I've wondered more than once if it wouldn't make sense to start supporting third (or fourth or fifth) parties that represent my views better than the big 2. I would not hesitate to say that most people probably do not support either the Republican or Democratic party as they now stand. They seem to have become despots, telling us what we will believe and what we will support rather that serving what we believe and support. And winning is all they care about. Being top dog as it were.

I've stated before that most people support the candidate, not the party. And perhaps that is why the whole system seems so dysfunctional. It probably goes a long way toward explaining voter apathy. Why vote when you don't feel you can support either candidate? Perhaps to vote for the lesser of what you see as two evils? "Of two evils, choose neither."* is good advice, but seldom practiced in contemporary politics. Often our vote is a vote against, rather than for, something.

I'm very disappointed that the best qualified candidates in both parties have withdrawn. I'm disappointed overall with the way we select candidates, because the ones who win are not usually the best qualified or even the most likely to win. So how do we address and correct this? How do we make the parties more responsive to what we want? We are, after all, the People, the ones it is supposed to be all about.

I've recently come to see that the only way to change the death grip the party system has on the election process is to change the parties from the bottom up. Rather than going away disappointed when the best candidates don't become the nominees, we have to start changing the whole system. It won't come the way candidates promise. The only way to "change Washington" is to start at the bottom of the political system and build it anew. It is to look for candidates at the local and state level who represent your views and really support them. It is to support candidates for Congress that represent your views. It is to stop letting incumbent Representatives and Senators run unopposed because we think they cannot be defeated. It is to demand that they stop thinking they were elected kings and start thinking they were elected servants of the people.

Good men and women with servant hearts could make all the difference.

*Charles Haddon Spurgeon
(Cross posted to Dei)

Friday, April 11, 2008

What Now?

Of many points made on the conference call last night with Mike Huckabee, perhaps the strongest was the challenge that we not sit and wait for 2012. There are many things that can happen between now and then and we need to be looking for ways to rebuild and reform our politics long before candidates for that election begin lining up.

Mike said he would be supporting candidates at all levels ... local, state and national ... who endorse positions we hold important. He said we need to begin now to change the Republican party so that is is responsive to the needs of people and works for them. It should no longer be considered the party of the rich and elite. With that goal in mind, Mike announced that his web site would be undergoing a redesign and would relaunch on Tuesday, April 15. (/me wonders at the significance of that!)

Maybe that explains why my Ranger link is not working? Nah ... it was something missing in the code. Not sure why, but it is fixed for now.

In Spite Of ...

So in spite of my resolution to keep this blog active and speak out on issues I found important, I have been silent for a month. Credit my apathy to disappointment that Mike Huckabee did not prevail in the March primaries and my total lack of enthusiasm for any of the remaining candidates. I have written extensively at dei about why I don't feel we should support candidates who are current office holders. Clinton, McCain and Obama have all neglected their current positions to run for president. They have abused the trust of their constituents and are not deserving of higher office. See Luke 16.10 "He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much."

I have been participating sporadically at F3 Coalition. There are some active conversations on the discussion boards right now. But my experience with discussion boards leads me to hold back from getting heavily involved. I say "yes" to supporting the aims of the group while saying "no" to spending time on the discussion board. It is too easy to expend all your energy in discussion and not have any left for action. I've been there and done that, I guess.

I was excited to be invited to Steve Strang's conference call with Mike Huckabee last night. I was frustrated that I could not actually get into the call. I was able to connect, but there was a problem with the lines and only the first number was working. That was quickly overwhelmed as over 6,000 people tried to connect with the call. I really appreciated the prompt sending of a link to listen to a recording of the call. It was good to hear Mike's perspective on where we are in the election process.

When Do We Start to Learn?

I was surprised and a little dismayed to find this video today. Surprised because I didn't remember Reagan as a Republican that early ... I thought he was still one of "Dem" in the early 60s. Dismayed because we have learned so little in the intervening years ...