Huckabee sends a message to Georgians.

The AJC has a video Mike Huckabee sent last night to us Georgians. Click here to watch. Also, late last night I received word that Hucakbee will be in town on January 22nd:

Governor Mike Huckabee will visit the Peach State on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 for a fundraising event at the Downtown Capitol City Club followed by the Together for Life parade sponsored by Georgia Right to Life.

A VIP reception will begin at the Downtown Capitol City Club at 7:15 am followed by a general reception from 8 am to 9am. VIP admission with photo opportunity is $2300.00 and regular admission to the breakfast is $1,000.00. Potential hosts (commitment to raise $10,000) and platinum hosts (commitment to raise $25,000) are asked to contact State Finance Director Craig Dowdy at 404-527-4180 or [email protected]

27 comments

  1. carolgreenga says:

    Mike Huckabee has had my vote for awhile now. He’s the best chance we have for the conservative party. Please listen to everything “he” has to say. I think you will like it. Vote Huckabee in Georgia’s Feb 5 primary.

  2. Doug Deal says:

    carol,

    As long as “conservative” is soley defined on one’s stance on abortion. Of course, if we consider fiscal responsibility and taxes, not so much.

  3. jsm says:

    Until people realize we need a president who will promote freedom rather than float along with the socialist current, this Nation will continue to slide into the toilet.

    Huck’s supporters do not realize the danger posed by his indifference to higher taxes. I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t realize until last year that people think they’re conservative solely for being against abortion, against gun control, and against promotion of the homosexual agenda. These people say they’re for “supply side” economics and lower taxes, but most apparently have no idea what that means.

    A true conservative has a record of fighting government handout programs and fighting tax hikes. Sonny’s first tax-hike proposal is a good example. The legislature fought him and found a way to deal with the budget without the tax increase. Had Sonny been dealing with the same legislature Huck had, Georgia would have had a tax increase.

    -Huck will not stand up to Congress when they want to raise taxes.

    -Huck will not stand up to Congress when they want to enact another unnecessary handout program with money you and I earn.

    Huck MUST NOT be the GOP nominee. I cannot easily vote for him. I certainly won’t vote for the unabashed socialist policies of the Democrats. I’m tired of voting for the lesser of evils.

    Will somebody PLEASE light a fire under Fred. We need his policies.

  4. Bill Simon says:

    Rogue,

    For our blogging audience, please define what “conservative” means. That way, when you (or I) or anyone else says “So-and-so” isn’t conservative, everyone will understand the standard you are applying.

  5. Doug Deal says:

    jsm,

    Fred could have had a good chance at the nomination if he didn’t play games with his entry that I complained about last summer.

    I was attacked hard at Red State when I posted my complaints about it. I was told how wrong I was and that how this strategy was brilliant. It doesn’t look so brilliant now.

    I think he could recover, even now, but that is only assuming he is the person that was sold to us during the “will he or won’t he phase” of his campaign. That is looking to be less likely.

    I really wish John Kasich had not dropped of the face of the Earth after the 2000 election. He would have made a wonderful candidate in 2008.

  6. GOPeach says:

    I too was VERY disappointed in Fred for dragging his feet last summer wanted to be ” DRAFTED” …

    I have NEVER heard of such a thing in 40+years in politics… There is a huge difference between enlisted men and drafted men.

    Enlisted Men are Patriots.
    Drafted Men are Dutiful.

  7. Hucks fine. He did a good job for Arkansas; rebuilt the infrastructure and did what he was supposed to do. Good Lord, in either Party he has the most executive experience of any candidate.

  8. Still Looking says:

    The GOP is in a state of turmoil. Huckabee and McCain are outside of the establishment (so is Ron Propeil.. I mean Ron Paul). Huck doesn’t think “pro-life” stops at gestation. He has a populist appeal that attracts Reagan Democrats and scares country club Republicans. McCain’s support of campaign finance reform and immigration is anathma to the GOP base. Thompson was supposed to to the consensus candidate but he failed at launch. He hould have been sponsored by Viagra. Romney is a self-financed, flip flopper with all the charm, personality and sincerity of Hillary Clinton. Rudy favors gay rights, gun control and right-to-choose. Hunter is a Kucinish.

    Rush Limbaugh, Richard Viquerie, Rich Lowry, Bill Kristol, Laura Ingham and Roger Ailes are going to have to hold their collective noses and swallow. Not only is there is no Ronald Reagan in 08, the Dems are going to nominate a candidate (Obama) with the capacity to widen their base. It

  9. TrueConservative says:

    Huckabee is everything Reagan was ++++++. Reagan raised taxes as Governor and a few times as President, before his big 81 tax cuts. Huckabee will give us the fair tax which is far superior. Reagan cut and ran from Lebanon, Huckabee will defeat radical islam. Reagan gave amnesty to illegal imigrants in 86, Huckabee wants them to go home and get in line, all while fixing the INS. Just like Reagan, Huckabee is a great communicator, connects with the majority of Americans, has great ideas, can execute on ideas, and can get Democrats to support him. Reagan was great, Huckabee will be the greatest.

  10. debbie0040 says:

    GOPEACH, I said I would vote for him if he is the nominee. I can assure you I will be holding my nose while casting my vote. I will not learn to love him. If he is the nominee, he will go down in flames in the general election and he will be the cause of another Clinton being in the Whitehouse…

    Huckabee has also said the illegals could be back in the US as soon as a weeks time. Would you like me to provide the video where he made that statement?

    Fred is the only true conservative in the race. A true conservative is more than someone that is pro life.

    I am amazed at the gullibility of my Christian brethern that so many are taken in by Huckabee and his smooth talking. Clinton must have left his campaign handbook for the Huckster to study..

  11. debbie0040 says:

    Huckabee presided over a 505 million dollar net tax INCREASE all the while spending rose. That is not conservative

  12. Still Looking says:

    The Democrats are going to take care of Clinton before the Republicans can get a chance. Obama will be their nominee.

    Huckabee is the GOP’s only chance to nominate someone with the rhetorical flair and speaking ability that can form an emotional bond with the voters to match Obama.

    Thompson is a dead man walking. He gets knocked out in SC by McCain’s bump from winning NH and from Christian right votes for Huckabee.

    By Super Tuesday there will be four candiates. Each is challenged, but more so for Huckabee because of his lack of resources and organization. He has to have a defining moment in a debate to propel him, or a gaffe inducing implosion from Rudy or McCain.

  13. GOPeach says:

    Governor Huckabee’s record on taxes as a steward of the public’s money has been CLEAR and consistent as a conservative with strong pro-growth.policies. The Club for Growth misrepresents this record.
    Governor Huckabee is a fiscal conservative who cut taxes almost 100 times in the state of Arkansas. He doubled the standard deduction and the child care credit, eliminated the marriage penalty, repealed capital gains taxes for home sales, lowered the capital gains rate, expanded the homestead exemption and set up tax-free savings accounts for medical care and college tuition.
    The fact is that when Governor Huckabee began in office, the tax rate was 1% for the poorest taxpayers and 7 percent for the richest – the tax rates remained exactly the same when he left the governor’s office 11 years later. The sales tax only went up 1 penny in 10 ½ years and the gas tax 3 cents per gallon.
    The Governor believes differently than the Club for Growth – there are many in that group who believe that believe public FUNDING should never be considered to pay for such things as highways, prisons, schools and Medicare.

  14. GOPeach says:

    Debbie –

    Here are some FACTS about the CLUB for GROWTH attacks on HUCKABEE!

    The attack ad was financed by Steve Stephens, the chairman of ClubforGrowth.net and a wealthy political rival from Little Rock.

    Because Governor Huckabee supports earmark reform, Stephens stands to lose millions of dollars in pork for his businesses when the Governor is elected President.

    (“Earmarks” is the term used to refer to a provision in legislation that directs funds to be spent on specific projects. Typically, legislators use earmarks to direct money to a particular organization or project in his/her home state or district. These mandates circumvent the merit-based or competitive allocation process.)

    Even the liberal New York Times said that the Club for Growth was distorting Governor Huckabee’s record.

    Last week they wrote an article explaining how the tax increases were used to improve education and infrastructure in Arkansas.

  15. GOPeach says:

    Why Gov. Huckabee Raised Taxes

    The Arkansas constitution, in a measure that should be lauded by all fiscal conservatives, requires that the state budget be balanced.

    More than 90% of the state’s budget is spent on education, Medicare, prisons, and human services.

    Naturally, cutting spending is always the first response of conservatives, as it was for Governor Huckabee. But that solution is inadequate when there is very little discretionary spending available in the budget.

    Unable to resort to deficit spending (as other candidates are able to do) the Arkansas Legislature was forced to raise taxes to pay for infrastructure repair, conservation efforts, court-mandated education expenditures, and unfunded federal mandates.

    Governor Huckabee returned almost $400 million to Arkansas taxpayers. He believes it is immoral to take more money from taxpayers than is needed to run the government, and if a surplus occurs because of growth in the economy and good fiscal policy, it should be returned to the people.

    He was the first Governor of Arkansas to pass a broad-based tax cut in the history of the state.

    He also doubled the standard deduction to $2,000 for individuals and to $4,000 for married couples, as well as the childcare tax credit and eliminated the marriage penalty.

    He eliminated the capital gains tax on the sale of a home.

    He eliminated the state income tax for families below the poverty line.

    He reduced the capital gains tax for businesses and individuals.

    He indexed the income tax to protect people from paying higher taxes because of “bracket creep.”

    Governor Huckabee left the state with almost a $1 billion surplus- a state record, setting the stage for further tax reductions. The “Huckabee Surplus” enabled his successor to follow Huckabee’s lead to begin the elimination of the state sales tax on food.

    He urged that the surplus should go back to the taxpayers in the form of a rebate or tax cut.

    He cut welfare rolls by almost 50 percent.

    With respect to the tax and spending that he had under his control, spending rose about six-tenths of one percent a year during his ten-and-a-half year tenure.

  16. debbie0040 says:

    The real truth without the Huckster’s spin:
    http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/huckabees_fiscal_record.html

    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been hit with criticism over his record on taxes as governor of Arkansas. The faultfinders have been members of his own party, who take issue with tax increases he enacted. In recent interviews on Fox News, Huckabee responded to some of these questions, but we found him to be misleading and incorrect on several points:

    Huckabee claimed that a speech in which he implored the state Legislature to raise taxes was in response to a state Supreme Court order to increase education funding. But he specifically said in that speech that he would address the education matter at a later date.
    He said a tax on beds filled in nursing homes was a “fee” not a tax, despite the fact that he himself has called it the “bed tax.”
    Huckabee claimed a gasoline tax was only passed after 80 percent of voters approved it. Not true. The tax was enacted before a referendum vote on highway repairs.
    He frequently says he cut taxes “almost 94 times” but leaves out the 21 taxes raised during his tenure. In the end, he presided over a net tax increase.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/07/us/politics/07check.html?ex=1357448400&en=e9a5e0fdebb3ceeb&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

    http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/huckabee_cut_crime_and_taxes.html

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