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Mike Huckabee And Hispanics Vs. America
Mike Huckabee is having something of a boom--call it an Internet boom--since coming in second at Ames.
So let's remind VDARE.com readers, who might have heard Huckabee say something about protecting the borders in the Youtube debate, what Huckabee is like when he's talking to Hispanics. In "Huckabeeâ€™s 'Second Chance' Doctrine"Allan Wall pointed out a grovelling 2003 radio address in which Huckabee said:
"We respect those who want to provide a better life for their children and grandchildren. For decades, we treated our state's African-American population poorly. The Hispanic influx gives us a second chance to prove what kind of people we really are."
There's more of this "second chance" nonsense in Allan's blog post.
That was also quoted by Bryanna Bevens in OK, Rush Limbaugh: How About Talking To Gov. Huckabeeâ€”Before GOP Is DOA? [February 05, 2005]
Huckabee isn't very interested in preventing Republicans from being "swept away" in Arkansas--not only was he trying to send the illegal population to college, he denounced immigration control efforts, including attempts to keep illegal aliens from voting as "inflammatory . . . race-baiting and demagoguery."
And finally, in Huckstering Huckabee, Patrick Cleburne pointed out what Huckabee said in a speech to the National Council Of La Raza:
"Pretty soon, Southern white guys like me may be in the minority," Huckabee said jokingly as the crowd roared in laughterâ€¦He said Arkansas needs to make the transition from a traditional Southern state to one that recognizes and cherishes diversity "in culture, in language and in population."
That should be "Pretty soon, thanks to people like me, Southern white guys will be in the minority." There are links to more stories like than in Patrick Cleburne's blog.
When Huckabee said "I think frankly the Lord is giving us a second chance to do better than we did before," comparing illegal immigration to slavery, with apparently no idea of abolition, the blogger Lonewacko said
If he actually believes that, he's nuts. If he has an extreme case of white guilt, he should deal with it personally and not impose it on the rest of us.
If he's just faking it, he's trying to smear those who oppose illegal immigration as racists and trying to hide support for illegal immigration behind religion. Either way, he's not only not qualified to be president, he's not qualified for any elected office.
Think about that as you read coverage of the upcoming primaries.
Here are links, provided by VDARE.com's crack team of internet researchers, (me) to archived copies of some of the underlying documents quoted. They may not be available elsewhere, since I had to dig them out of Archive.org.
Arkansas News Bureau - Huckabee promotes 'open door' policy at LULAC conventionJun 30, 2005 By Wesley Brown
Governor Huckabee's Radio Address November 8, 2003 Subj: Mexico
The Gov. Mike Huckabeeâ€™s State of the State addressTimes Record - Fort Smith, Arkansas