Huckabee Rips CPAC
Theocrat Mike Huckabee has blasted the CPAC conference, because of the domination by Ron Paul libertarians.
This is where the tea party coalition begins to fall apart, because religious right conservatives like Huckabee are diametrically opposed to the laissez faire libertarian social philosophy. People like the Huckster are very much in favor of intrusive social legislation, the exact opposite of the classic libertarian position.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee blasted the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday as outdated, nearly corrupt and unrepresentative of the conservative movement.
Huckabee, a 2008 Republican presidential contender and potential 2012 candidate who had spoken at the conference for years, said the reason he blew it off this year was that the meeting has become dominated by libertarian activists.
“CPAC has becoming increasingly more libertarian and less Republican over the last years, one of the reasons I didn’t go this year,” Huckabee said in an interview with Fox News, where he is a paid analyst and has his own show.
He was responding to a question about whether he was upset by his single-digit showing in the conference’s straw poll, which was won by libertarian-leaning Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).
It’s curious indeed that Huckabee has no problem with the John Birch Society; they aren’t even on his list of what’s wrong with CPAC. Not a single GOP politician even blinked an eye at the Birchers.