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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Let's stop trying to diagnose presidential candidates with psychological disorders.

    I think we can all agree that in order to want to be president badly enough to go through everything it takes to get there, you have to have some serious insecurities going on.
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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    Let's stop trying to diagnose presidential candidates with psychological disorders.

    I think we can all agree that in order to want to be president badly enough to go through everything it takes to get there, you have to have some serious insecurities going on.
    Huh? I would think the opposite would be true.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    You wonder why, the Rep Party ain't worth a bucket of skim piss

    Hopefully the GOP takes the time to un-**** themselves and actually become conservative again, and start listening to us on the issues we want fixed IE: border control, tax reform etc...

    GOP has nobody to blame but themselves; they ignored the base, became fiscally irresponsible, and grew the government. And they wonder why the base became pissed...
    For the first time since you came to this forum, I fully agree with you. Your post was intelligently thought out, and pointed out the obvious that many still refuse to see. Good job. However, once those who hijacked the Tea Party movement go down in flames, then the true grass roots Tea Partiers can rise from the ashes and assume their rightful place in the debate over America's future direction.
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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    For the first time since you came to this forum, I fully agree with you. Your post was intelligently thought out, and pointed out the obvious that many still refuse to see. Good job. However, once those who hijacked the Tea Party movement go down in flames, then the true grass roots Tea Partiers can rise from the ashes and assume their rightful place in the debate over America's future direction.
    I tried telling this to a tea party activist and simply said "no no no." It amazing how entrenched the social right is with the tea party and repubs.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Mike Huckabee will not run for president, and as a former candidate for public office I fully understand what he is doing. He feels he has a better chance to make a difference doing what he is dong.
    I applaud his decision and the reasons .
    So do I. When he made the announcement, I thought, "Thank God." I was certain he was going to run, which would've caused me to question the guy's judgment. He's too honest, old, and wise to submit himself to such futile torture. He had no chance of winning. He made the right decision. I like him more now than ever.
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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    I tried telling this to a tea party activist and simply said "no no no." It amazing how entrenched the social right is with the tea party and repubs.
    well, there is alot of overlap. Most Tea Partiers are social conservatives as well - that's just not their organizing drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, there is alot of overlap. Most Tea Partiers are social conservatives as well - that's just not their organizing drive.
    The overlap is a false one. You can't be for small government and at the same time support banning of gay marriage.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Mike Huckabee will not run for president, and as a former candidate for public office I fully understand what he is doing. He feels he has a better chance to make a difference doing what he is dong.
    Playing bass? Or far-right punditry.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    The overlap is a false one. You can't be for small government and at the same time support banning of gay marriage.
    sure you can. it's worthy of it's own thread - but remember that defining marriage is a function of any government that is in the business of issuing marriage licenses. Those who wish to make the rules more blatantly specific are restricting the actions of government officials, not citizens.

    If folks were arguing that there should be some kind of "gay laws" or "gay police" that went around and made sure that homosexuals didnt live together, love each other, etc; then you would be correct. but holding to a particular definition of marriage does not negate a desire to see a smaller federal government.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    If folks were arguing that there should be some kind of "gay laws" or "gay police" that went around and made sure that homosexuals didnt live together, love each other, etc; then you would be correct. but holding to a particular definition of marriage does not negate a desire to see a smaller federal government.
    With the gov involved, there should be equal protection under the law. Advocating the special privileges of marriage should only be held by heterosexuals is support big gov involvement in individuals lives.

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