The right wing bible-beaters are really having a tough week. Take this crew in Michigan calling itself “Huck’s Army.” The fringe supporters are threatening to abandon support of John McCain if the rapist/murderer-releasing, Christian Reconstructionist-supported, Man-On-Dog wannabe, former Arkansas governor, Baptist minister-without-a-theology-degree and failed GOP presidential candidate is not picked as Veep.
The fact that McCain tried floating a trial balloon about a pro-choice VP this week made them explode. Look at the uprising in Michigan. (RightWingWatch):
A group of Michigan social conservatives who support former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee threatened Thursday to abandon Republican nominee John McCain, upset that McCain’s vice presidential choice may not reflect their anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage positions.
The uproar came after a pair of meetings Wednesday — while McCain was campaigning here — in which his campaign hoped to strengthen its support with religious conservatives. Huckabee supporters said they were especially upset at word that, at a meeting in Birmingham between McCain and a small group of conservative activists, a top McCain ally had floated the possibility he’d pick a running mate who is for abortion rights.
You won’t believe the email that Huck’s Army is circulating. Read the untethered-from-reality letter below the fold. Via Right Wing Watch, it makes them sound like they’ll put McCain in cement shoes if they don’t have their demands met:
From: [email protected]
Subject: HUCKS ARMY ATTENTION! ACTION ALERT!
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 8:50 AM
HUCKS ARMY ATTENTION! ACTION ALERT!
Express our support for Huckabee and the values and type of leadership we need to the Republican party leadership.
MI Congressman Fred Upton, from the 6th District, has John McCain’s ear. Fred is McCain’s trusted friend and advisor. They are fishing buddies and have been close for years. It is very important that we contact Fred and let him know:
WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR A MCCAIN TICKET UNLESS:
1) Mike Huckabee is the VP; or
2) Mike Huckabee is the KEY NOTE SPEAKER at the National GOP Convention
Know that our meetings here in Michigan with McCain prompted this urgent action–
Romney is being shoved down our throats here, and misinformation about us is rampant.
In addition, you may know that this also happened at one of the meetings:
“Several in attendance reported to me that Sen. Lindsey Graham seriously asked if social conservatives would support a vice president who favors abortion on demand. They were shocked the question even had to be asked, and alienated that the McCain campaign appears to be even considering it.”
–Gary Glenn, Mich. American Family Assn. President
So now, we know what McCain thinks of us and our issues. He is only concerned with catering to the independent voters. We, who supported Mike Huckabee, the millions of voters who earned him a 2nd place in delegate count–are being ignored by McCain. McCain must know that he will LOSE not only Michigan without us, but the election. At this point, he does not HAVE US. We’ve tried repeatedly to reach out to him, and he has ignored us.
the Hucks Army Forum Team
After many years and many server changes and finally landing here at Raw Story, which has taken very good care of us, it's time to say goodbye to Pandagon. I've been blogging under this banner for ten years, after Jesse Taylor asked me to join. He, in turn, had been running this joint since he was in college. A lot has changed since then. I became a journalist, moved from Austin to New York and learned to play Dungeons & Dragons. Jesse became a lawyer and, just this past weekend, a married man.
Carly Fiorina defends her lie with a whole bunch of lies
I do like it when Republican candidates sport a resume full of corporate executive work, because it really shows the public how many fools and idiots coast into that position not on merit but on their bullshitting abilities. Donald Trump, Herman Cain, and now we have Carly Fiorina, who just can't understand why her perceived underlings (voters, journalists) won't scurry away, pretending to accept her bullshit like former employees of hers had to do, lest they lost their jobs.
And so it goes that Fiorina, who could make this entire Planned Parenthood controversy go away by saying something like, "I may have misremembered the video, but I still think abortion is wrong," instead is doubling and tripling down. And every time she does, she lies more and more. She was on Meet the Press and, so enamored of the idea that she is perfect and could never do anything wrong, just went to town with the defensive posturing.
Marco Rubio has an astoundingly low opinion of women’s intelligence
At RH Reality Check, I covered this story that I wish was getting more press, about how Marco Rubio goes back and forth between suggesting that women who get abortions are greedy monsters who get pregnant for cash:
I just think you’ve created an industry now … a situation where very much, you’ve created an incentive for people not just to look forward to having more abortions, but being able to sell that fetal tissue for purposes—these centers—for purposes of making a profit off it, as you’ve seen in some of these Planned Parenthood affiliates.