Feel the Rage

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Just for the record, I find it fascinating just how openly the Republican establishment just hates Mike Huckabee. Don’t get me wrong. I can see why they’re bent out of shape. They think he’d be a rotten national candidate. And more importantly they’re pissed at him for not understanding the proper role of Christian conservatives in the Republican party, which is to supply votes, phone-bankers and general grunt work.

My pal Mike Lind in one of his books had this great line about the GOP Triangular Trade in which Southern evangelicals provide the votes for a party financed by and run on behalf of Wall Street and with policies devised by a gang of New York intellectuals and scribblers. He put it more eloquently. But he had it about right.

Basically, Richard Scaife provides the money to help keep his taxes low. Bill Kristol comes up with the ideas. And Mike Huckabee provides the votes.

Anyway, I get why they’re down on him. But I’m surprised at just how transparent they are about it. With Ron Paul at least the guy dissents from what are now cardinal points of the Republican agenda. But where does Mike Huckabee really dissent on much of anything?

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