Monday, March 1, 2010

Is Huckabee a "Progressive"?

Last night, during Mike Huckabee's program, he responded to a letter sent to him regarding his position on health care reform. He indicated that he favored an expansion of Medicaid to cover the uninsured, but that he differed with Democrats in that he wanted the insured to have to pay premiums. His position is that they should have a "vested interest" in keeping costs down and that helping to cover the premiums of a "government sponsored" program would do that.

I'm sorry, but isn't that a "progressive" position? By that, I mean, doesn't this move us one step closer to a government-run one-payor health care system?

Doesn't it also (in light of my two previous posts) violate the constitution?

Huckabee calls himself a conservative, and I'm sure in the current political environment, most others would brand him conservative, as well. However, the more I study government and how it is supposed to function (according to the framers of the constitution), the more I'm convinced that there is little difference between those who label themselves conservatives and those who label themselves liberals or progressives. They are all trying to increase the size and scope of government to suit their own ends ... not ours.

(While it's true that Huckabee is no longer holding political office), it is time to recall the whole lot of them, and find people who truly UNDERSTAND what the constitution says and are willing to take an oath to defend it.

7 comments:

Z March 1, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

Huckabee is far more liberal than I am, and you, from what you've said.
I do agree the insured should have to pay premiums but I think even conservatives have had to swallow the fact that something needs to be done with health care if it won't break us economically in a year or two...and Republicans had some very good ideas nowhere NEAR one-payer health care...maybe they'll finally get listened to. Except, if that summit is any example, that won't happen. So, now what?

lady di March 1, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

If someone gave you free car repair, wouldn't you have your car in the garage a lot more then if you had to pay for repairs? Would you care what it cost if someone else was paying?
We do not want another government run anything.

Mustang March 1, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

Huckabee calls himself a conservative but this is only true when considered relative to Nancy Pelosi.

Huckabee is not a true conservative.

McCain is not a true conservative—and neither was either Bush a true conservative. They were only less liberal than Clinton and Dukakis. I get nervous when I hear people talk about a kinder-gentler Republican Party. I get shaky when I hear people tell me they want more people under the Republican tent. So what does that mean, really? It means we need to become socialists in order to be attractive to most non-thinking voters. Then you see, everything will be just peachy.

Let us acknowledge that American politicians have been moving steadily LEFT since the days of Abraham Lincoln. In fact, only ONE president was to the right of Lincoln, and that was Reagan. So when we conservatives vote for a candidate who bills himself as a conservative —maybe we need to pay closer attention to what these people mean when they say “reaching out” and “kinder-gentler.” We are being fooled … tricked into becoming a socialist country and this is actually possible because we no longer have Americans who are capable of thinking anything through for themselves. They have to rely on bumper-stickers and mantras of hope and change before deciding who to vote for.

I am actually disgusted with the GOP. No one in that party has ever heard of the United States Constitution, nor understands what the word “constitutional” actually means. We should not even be talking about NATIONAL health care … for if anything, this is an issue that belongs to the states.

Semper Fidelis,

WoFat March 1, 2010 at 4:30 PM  

Huckabee isn't an office holder right now, but hope springs eternal in the politician's heart.

Chuck March 1, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

I personally like Huckabee I think he's a likable person, but he's no conservative.

Bob Qat March 2, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

Politicians already take an oath to defend the Constitution. What is that compared to personal power?



Apottedplant posted a blog about the constitutional matter http://apottedplant.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-cant-stand-it-anymore.html

fuzzys dad March 2, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

I disagree with lots the Huckster stands for.

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