Another shocked evangelical conservative:
Some of us — in my case, a political conservative and evangelical Christian — are getting a queasy feeling when it comes to the presidential campaign of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, and much of it has to do with his use of faith in this political campaign.
Many who don’t know Huckabee were initially impressed with him, me included. He comes across as authentic and likable, humorous and self-deprecating. He is an excellent debater and a first-rate speaker. But if you look closely, a disturbing pattern emerges.
In Iowa, Huckabee advertised himself as a “Christian leader.” A few months ago, when speaking to a large gathering of social conservatives in Washington, he told them, “I think it’s important that the language of Zion is a mother tongue and not a recently acquired second language.” When asked to explain his surge in the polls, he answered, “There’s only one explanation for it, and it’s not a human one. It’s the same power that helped a little boy with two fish and five loaves feed a crowd of 5,000 people.”
These people make me want to scream. Where were you when the Bush administration and their allies in Congress were pushing the Schiavo legislation? Where were you for the Just Us Sunday series? Where were you when your shock troops were waging their insipid and idiotic “War on Christmas” bullshit. Where were you when Bush was setting back Stem Cell research a decade? Where were you folks during the hundreds of documented abuses over the past decade? Where were you when every time someone pointed out these abuses, they were smeared as anti-Christian or evil secularists? And so on and so on.
Oh, that is right. You were in the Bush administration. STFU and enjoy your creation, Dr. Frankenstein.
And happy Saturnalia, you putz.