Mike Huckabee Shares Touching ‘Medal Of Honor Day’ Tributes

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In recognition of a holiday he lamented “gets little notice in most of our country,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dedicated his Facebook profile to spotlighting military heroes Wednesday.

“Today is National Medal of Honor Day,” he wrote. “It’s a time for us to remember and thank the greatest heroes our country has ever known – our Medal of Honor Recipients, both living and dead.”

He began by highlighting the accomplishments of fellow Arkansasan, U.S. Army First Lieutenant Edgar Harold Lloyd.

“Company E, 319th Infantry, with which 1st Lt. Lloyd was serving as a rifle platoon leader, was assigned the mission of expelling an estimated enemy force of 200 men from a heavily fortified position near Pompey, France,” Huckabee wrote.

After encountering heavy machine gun fire from enemy forces, Huckabee explained that “Lloyd leaped to his feet and led his men on a run into the raking fire, shouting encouragement to them.”

Lloyd single-handedly “jumped into the first enemy machinegun position, knocked out the gunner with his fist, dropped a grenade, and jumped out before it exploded,” Huckabee wrote, noting that his heroism resulted in the destruction of enemy weapons and the death of numerous enemy fighters.

Though he survived the incident, he died just two months later at the hand of a sniper–even as he was awaiting receipt of his Medal of Honor.

A second profile focused on a more recent recipient, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class and member of SEAL Team 3 Michael A. Monsoor. During a particularly violent clash with enemy insurgents in Iraq, Monsoor threw himself on a grenade to save the lives of two fellow teammates.

Huckabee later spotlighted Korean War recipient U.S. Army Capt. Reginald B. Desiderio, who continued to lead his troops even after sustaining serious injury.

“In the subsequent fighting,” Huckabee wrote, “when the enemy succeeded in penetrating the position, he personally charged them with carbine, rifle, and grenades, inflicting many casualties until he himself was mortally wounded.”

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Mike Huckabee: Obama ‘Resents’ Strength of Netanyahu And Israel

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On Thursday, former Republican Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas said President Obama “resents” the strength of Benjamin Netanyahu, whose Likud Party was victorious in Tuesday’s national elections.

When Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg asked why Obama resents Netanyahu, Huckabee answered, “It’s hard for me to understand that,” later adding, “The only thing I can fathom is he has such an extraordinary sense of identity with, sympathy for, many of the other Middle Eastern nations.”

“I think he resents very much the strength of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is absolutely forthright in his understanding of what the threats are with Islamic jihadism, a term that President Obama cannot bring himself to utter, nor can his administration,” Huckabee added.

The former and possible future Republican presidential candidate also criticized the details of the nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran, calling a deal that would leave Iran with 6,000 nuclear centrifuges “terrible.”

“The true essence of insanity, when you let people who have violated every agreement they’ve ever, ever made under the Ayatollahs, when you believe them for a moment that they’re really not gonna use all of that nuclear capacity for some nefarious purpose.”

President Obama did not phone the prime minister until two days after the victory was apparent, telling Netanyahu the White House will reassess its relationship with Israel.

Despite polling just days before the election that suggested otherwise, Netanyahu’s party won in Israel and will have 30 seats in the next Knesset.

Earlier this week, Huckabee slammed Secretary of State John Kerry for his criticisms of a letter signed by 47 Republican senators to the president which insisted any nuclear deal between the United States and Iran would not last the current administration. Huckabee’s wrote to Kerry in part saying:

Frankly, your criticisms are hypocritical. You launched yourself into the public spotlight by directly and publicly criticizing the executive branch in a Senate committee hearing forty-four years ago.

In 1985, you did more than just send a letter to a foreign nation—you flew to Nicaragua to negotiate with Daniel Ortega and other Sandinistas despite express opposition from the Reagan Administration.

h/t: Mediaite

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Neil Cavuto: Huckabee Has One Trait That Could Propel Him To The White House

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Though others in the field of likely Republican presidential candidates have aligned themselves with wealthier supporters, Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto recently maintained former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee nevertheless has a distinct advantage heading into the 2016 election cycle.

He lambasted those who claim “no one who appeals to the religious right could dominate the secular political stage” and win a national election.

“Says who?” he asked. “The same experts who dismissed Rick Santorum until it turns out he actually won Iowa last go round? Or a fellow named, I don’t know, Jimmy Carter, who did the same thing for Democrats in 1976?”

Cavuto noted that both candidates achieved their respective successes despite limited campaign financing.

“I’m not saying Huckabee will win if he enters the Republican presidential race,” he acknowledged, “but I am saying he has just as good a chance as anyone else entering this presidential race.”

While some White House hopefuls rely on the deep pockets of their donors, Cavuto explained Huckabee enjoys the support of many who “clearly have passion – and that counts for a lot in early voting.”

Though it remains to be seen if that support can boost Huckabee all the way to the White House, the host indicated that it will certainly be “enough to make the mainstream crowd rethink the appeal of folks like him … who all seem to appeal to this unique, vibrant … [and] very loyal base.”

Cavuto concluded with his point that any so-called expert willing to write-off Huckabee already is doing so prematurely.

“Beware of consensus that says God has no chance,” he said, “or at least those candidate who freely quote God have no chance.”

He recalled that “mentioning the Creator didn’t exactly hurt a fellow named Ronald Reagan just as four years earlier, constantly talking about being born again didn’t hurt a fellow named Jimmy Carter.”

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Mike Huckabee Destroys John Kerry’s Iran Position In This Brutal Letter

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As he explained on his website, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee drafted a letter and sent it to Secretary of State John Kerry to air a number of grievances regarding his stance on Iran’s nuclear pursuits. Scroll down to read the entire letter.

Huckabee began by stating the same case made by 47 Republican senators who endorsed a previous letter explaining that any deal between Barack Obama and Iran that bypasses Congress would not survive the current administration. He then cited Kerry’s reference to the aforementioned senators’ action as “unconstitutional,” noting that their intent was to prevent the Obama administration from “once again deliberately bypassing Congress and exceeding its constitutional authority.”

Huckabee then made his critique more personal by bringing up an apparent hypocrisy from Kerry’s past.

“In 1985,” he wrote, “you did more than just send a letter to a foreign nation — you flew to Nicaragua to negotiate with Daniel Ortega and other Sandinistas despite express opposition from the Reagan Administration.”

He went on to disparage Kerry’s willingness to side with Iran over America’s closest Middle Eastern ally, Israel.

Though he acknowledged his “greatest respect” for Kerry’s service in the military and in the public sector, Huckabee concluded that he hopes the 2004 Democrat presidential nominee “will extend respect to those faithfully executing their oath of office in the U.S. Senate and to Prime Minister Netanyahu, who like you, want to stop terrorism worldwide.”

Read Hucakbee’s letter in its entirety below:

 

March 16, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry

United States Department of State

2201 C Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Kerry:

I find your opposition to congressional oversight offensive and hypocritical and your posture towards Israel deeply disturbing.

Appearing on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” you described the letter forty-seven U.S. Senators signed and sent to Iranian officials regarding ongoing nuclear negotiations as “unconstitutional.” Congress has the constitutional responsibility to serve as a check-and-balance on the executive branch. As has been done with immigration, health care and many other issues, the Obama Administration is once again deliberately bypassing Congress and exceeding its constitutional authority.

Frankly, your criticisms are hypocritical. You launched yourself into the public spotlight by directly and publicly criticizing the executive branch in a Senate committee hearing forty-four years ago. In 1985, you did more than just send a letter to a foreign nation—you flew to Nicaragua to negotiate with Daniel Ortega and other Sandinistas despite express opposition from the Reagan Administration.

You describe the Senate letter as “unprecedented” and “wrong.” The fact is, your willingness to trust Iran and undermine Israel is what is unprecedented and wrong.

Moreover, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently came to Washington and explained how a deal with Iran would spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, threaten Israel’s existence and embolden terrorists around the world. Prime Minister Netanyahu is a Churchill in a world full of Chamberlains. Israel is our strongest ally in the Middle East and Iran is the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism. As an American, I am embarrassed that you, Vice President Biden and other high-ranking administration officials boycotted Netanyahu’s address to Congress yet never miss an opportunity to visit with Iranian leaders.

I have the greatest respect for your long record of service to our country, beginning with combat in Vietnam. During those difficult years, you risked your life in a war that many Americans experienced only from afar. I also respect your role as Secretary of State. Hopefully, you will extend respect to those faithfully executing their oath of office in the U.S. Senate and to Prime Minister Netanyahu, who like you, want to stop terrorism worldwide.

Respectfully,

Governor Mike Huckabee

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Mike Huckabee Blasts The Obamas For Allowing Their Daughters To Listen To Beyoncé

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Former Arkansas governor and recently departed Fox News host Mike Huckabee (R) criticized President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for allowing their children – Malia and Sasha – to listen to Beyoncé while being “so careful” about what kinds of food they eat.

“I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything – how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and making sure they’re kind of sheltered and shielded from so many things,” Huckabee told People in an interview published Tuesday to promote his new book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, “and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyoncé, who has sort of a regular key to the [White House].”

The former Arkansas governor slammed Beyoncé in his new book for “obnoxious and toxic mental poison in the form of song lyrics” as well as dance moves “best left for the privacy of her bedroom,” People noted.

Huckabee did admit the Obamas “are excellent and exemplary parents in many ways.”

Huckabee left Fox News earlier this month to explore the possibility of a 2016 presidential run, about which a final decision will be made this spring.

He told People that although he has been critical of pop stars like Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus, he is not advocating for any government-mandated censorship.

“Government shouldn’t try to dictate what art looks like or what it portrays. Last thing we want is government screwing it up, which is what they would do.”

h/t: The Marietta Daily Journal

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