In case you wonder how NJ is feeling about their Gov these days pic.twitter.com/ZRCWQI7Iwi
— Chris Fralic (@chrisfralic) January 9, 2015
Fellow GOP wannabe-candidate Mike Huckabee has a book to sell. Early reviews, from Olivia Nuzzi at the Daily Beast:
… If the contents of Huckabee’s latest book – due out January 20th – are any indication, the overarching message of that campaign will be that the government is, um, having its way with the American public in a method that Huckabee, a Christian conservative, finds rather repulsive.
“Bend Over and Take it Like a Prisoner!” is the title of the 10th chapter of Huckabee’s 12th book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy – which, as a whole, is an achievement in the genre of poorly written pandering.
The chapter, ostensibly about the TSA and IRS, is a soaring crescendo of latent homosexuality homoeroticism cloaked in almost libertarian – but not libertine! – conservatism…
Julie Bykowicz, at Bloomberg Politics:
… God, Guns, Grits and Gravy doesn’t get into many policy specifics; some of what Huckabee proposes he dubs “Redneck Remedies.” Like his head-shaking at Miley, his political views are hardly surprising: Obama is bad. Same-sex marriage is a sin. Guns save lives. Government is intended to be as local as possible. The IRS is a criminal enterprise. Climate change is probably hot air. The “Get Off My Lawn” chapter wraps up with Huckabee boldly asserting that “part of the solution is better citizens obeying the laws we already have so we don’t have to pass new laws to further explain and expand the old ones.” Good luck with that…
In a bit of wishful thinking, Huckabee writes about how unfortunate it is that Republicans waste money attacking one another in primary fights. “The goal of conservatives should be to build up America—not blow up the Republican Party.” He argues that the Club for Growth is a “suicide bomber” and says the group ruined his chances in 2008.
Though its unlikely that anyone at the Club has yet read God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, the group has already vowed to attack the author again if he runs.
Apart from rooting for injuries, what’s on the agenda for the start of the weekend?