By Mary Starrett from News with Views
Try this. Ask fellow “conservatives” who our next president should be. After you hear the candidate’s name ask: “Why?”
Nine times out of ten, you’ll hear some mutterings like: “He’s really conservative” or “We need a Christian in the White House” or “He’s the best qualified.” Ask for some specifics and you’re likely to see eyes shift downward as the subject is changed.
The truth of the matter is, most people are woefully uninformed and are buying the lying of ‘front-runner’ candidates and their media sock puppets.
Last weekend at a department store, I heard two sales women mention Ron Paul. I listened to the following comments as I poked through the sweater racks.
Woman #1: “He’s so creepy, I just kept taking that poll online ‘til it finally showed I was for someone else.”
Woman #2:” I know, he’s really a weirdo. It came up for Ron Paul for me, too, but I would never vote for him.”
For one moment, I questioned the wisdom of women’s suffrage.
Along with the media embargo on Congressman Ron Paul’s silver medal showing in the silver state as well as his unprecedented fund-raising, many Americans refuse to acknowledge the one, true constitutionalist in the GOP presidential race. Many folks twist themselves into pretzels trying to defend candidates who do not represent them at all on the major issues and whose track records should be cause for serious concern.
Some voters will bemoan the problem of illegal immigration in one breath and in the next breath tell you they want former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to be president.
Obviously, these people have not done any homework on their candidate of choice or they would know Huckabee created a veritable sanctuary state in Arkansas. While governor, he courted a cheap, illegal workforce for corporate cronies at Tyson Foods and WalMart, thus lowering the pay scale for legal residents of that state who then found jobs harder than ever to come by.
At the same time, Huckabee provided taxpayer-funded office space to the Mexican government, pushed healthcare jackpots for illegals and likened the current population of illegal aliens to slaves brought here from Africa, all the while suggesting that those who had a problem with the onslaught might be “racist.”
Huckabee’s presidential “immigration reform” plan is to have those here illegally go back to their home countries for one day and then come back lickety- split all legal-like. The so-called ‘touch-back” program is nothing less than amnesty. This, Huckabee touts as “tough” immigration policy.