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Huckabee knows the score…

Posted by Brian on December 24, 2007

In an interview with David Brody, Huckabee said:

There is a level of elitism that has existed, the chattering class if you will who lives in that corridor between Washington and Wall Street and they sort of live in their protected world, and frankly for a number of years many of them thought of people like me – whether it was because we were evangelicals or because maybe we were out from the middle of America. They were polite to us. They were more than happy for us to come to the rallies and stand in lines for hours to cheer on the candidates, appreciated us putting up the yard signs, going out and putting out the cards on peoples doors and making phone calls to the phone banks and – really appreciated all of our votes. But when they got elected, behind closed doors, they would laugh at us and speak with scorn and derision that we were, as one article I think once said “the easily led.” So there’s been almost this sort of, it’s okay if you guys get a seat on the bus, but don’t ever think about telling us where the bus is going to go.

This has been a left-wing talking point for a couple of years now, at least (probably best express in Thomas Frank’s What’s the Matter with Kansas?). The religious-cons are finally waking up to the fact that the GOP does not represent their interest and, as a matter of fact, actually looks down on them. This is why Huckabee’s rise is so troubling to the right-wing establishment. To borrow Hucks’s metaphor… one of “the easily led” has hijacked the bus and is barreling ahead.

I don’t think much of Huck as a candidate, but I do admire him for being able to see through the lip service and insincere pandering.

Via Kevin Drum.


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