Huckabee on the next Republican Revolution
Probably a third of US voters self-identifies as Republican, which seems to beg a big question. A political elephant in the room, if you will: What does it mean to be a Republican? Huckabee in an interview with the Huffington Post points out:
The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it’s this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it’s a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says “look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government. If it means that elderly people don’t get their Medicare drugs, so be it. If it means little kids go without education and healthcare, so be it.” Well, that might be a quote pure economic conservative message, but it’s not an American message. It doesn’t fly. People aren’t going to buy that, because that’s not the way we are as a people. That’s not historic Republicanism.
Huckabee says the Republicans should get out of the game of being “callous” libertarians which ignore the ideological and historical roots of Republicanism….Hmmm.
Is that even an important question? Thoughts?