Mike Huckabee Restarts “Us vs. Them” Politics in Virginia


That didn’t take long.

Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas Governor who lost the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination to Sen. John McCain (R-Kids, Get Off My Lawn), is back in Virginia politics.

Just five months ago, Huckabee was campaigning for GOP nominee for Governor Bob McDonnell in Tazewell County and he said that the voters of Northern Virginia, “aren’t necessarily thinking the same way folks like you and me think.”

In the wake this divisive politics, a spokesman for McDonnell acknowledged that “former Arkansas Governor Huckabee made some comments that do not reflect how integrated Virginia’s economy is” but “the only name on the Virginia ballot this fall on the Republican side is Bob McDonnell, and only he speaks for this campaign.”

At the time, McDonnell, himself refused to repudiate the divisive remarks, but he clearly appreciated them, via Twitter at least.

Well now we learn that Mike Huckabee is asking supporters from outside of Virginia to call us on August 22 to ask us to vote for Bob McDonnell. “Stand up for our values and our country,” he tweets.

Please.

So my question for Mr. Huckabee is, if Creigh Deeds wins does that mean that “our values” and “our country” have been harmed?

That’s exactly the self-righteous kind of politics Virginians are sick of. Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds worship the same God and love the same country. Just because Mr. Huckabee disagrees with Sen. Deeds, doesn’t mean that Deeds isn’t as faithful or as patriotic as McDonnell.

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