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Huckabee Asks, “Who You Callin’ Progressive?”

Huckabee Criticizes Beck for ‘Progressive’ Claim

Uh oh. Glenn Beck did it now. Calling a staunch Religious Conservative a “Progressive?” Them’s fightin’ words.

What makes Huckabee so “Progressive” in Beck’s eyes? He supports Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. It targets the problem of childhood obesity in this country.

Conservatives have colored it government overreach – one step closer toward Twinkies® being outlawed under some Marxist tyranny. Huckabee defended (gasp) the program saying, “The first lady’s approach is about personal responsibility, not the government literally taking candy from a baby’s mouth.” Thank you. He gets it.

Huckabee wasn’t going to take Beck calling him the “p” word. He replied, “You’re just bitter because FOX pulled the brakes on your crazy train, blackboard boy.”

Not really.

He actually said, “He seems to fancy himself a prophet of sorts for his linking so many people and events together to describe a massive global conspiracy for pretty much everything.”

He summed up Glenn Beck in one sentence.

Watch who you call progressive, Glenn. I think he runs pretty fast despite the mom jeans.

Beseeching Obama’s Base

Dear Fellow Democrats and Liberals, Progressives, and the occasional Leftist who votes for our team,

I was perusing the diaries on Daily Kos earlier this evening. I read so much disappointment, frustration, and some hate for Obama. Some are threatening to not even vote for him. Of course, my head started to spin.

I know that a lot of you are extremely disappointed in him. I love him, but there are things he has done that I don’t agree with as well. Extending tax cuts for the wealthy pissed me off. I do see where he was coming from because by “compromising,” he was able to get the tax cuts to the middle class. Mainly, I am disappointed because in his attempt to please everyone, he ended up pleasing no one.

Some of you have much stronger feelings against Obama – that he’s moving way too close to the center. You believe he has conceded too much. Compromised too much. Maybe he has, but will that really drive you to not vote? Or vote for some 3rd party candidate who has a Slurpee’s chance in hell? If you are considering it, please imagine the alternative. Do you want someone who will continue the erosion of women’s reproductive rights? Someone who will always have the corporations’ best interest at heart? Someone who has no problem jumping into a war with the next country who looks at us wrong?

I heard someone say in the summer before the midterms, it’s better to vote for the friend who disappoints you, than let the enemy back in. I think about that a lot, and I hope you keep it in mind over the next year and a half. He’s going to do more to disappoint us, I’m sure, but there’s something we have to remember. Bottom line, he is a politician. He’s going to do what he has to do to get re-elected. I’m going to vote the politician who shares my ideals and views. It’s easier to get through to “ours” than “theirs.”

I’m not asking you to campaign. I am asking that you vote for Obama. Even if you will be gritting your teeth while doing so and having a stiff drink afterward. I really don’t want a President Huckabee. Do you?


Spinny (a.k.a. an Obama “apologist” on Daily Kos)