The Huckster…

… Why The “Real Christian” Running For President Makes Me Nervous.

Huckster

  • huckster:  One who uses aggressive, showy, and sometimes devious methods to promote or sell a product. (American Heritage Dictionary)
  • More than nervous really.  Nauseous is a better word.  That’s it, I am nauseous and not in a good way.  This is not the upset stomach that comes with endorphins; the ones that would be released into my body at the thought of a Christ follower ascending to the highest office in the US government.  No, this kind of nausea is the kind you get after opening up a bottle of Mellow Yellow on a really hot day, tipping it straight up and closing your eyes, while drinking it half down. Only to open your eyes to see long strands of some bacterial growth hanging from the bottom of the now upturned bottle.  It is that kind of nausea.

    This, from Hot Air, made me want to puke:

    Huckabee nobly cancels attack ad on Romney — then plays it for reporters

    He called a presser to unveil an attack ad on Romney, then decided at the last minute that he’s too Christian a leader to attack another candidate — and then showed the ad to reporters anyway, knowing of course that it’d be the talk of political news coverage tonight and tomorrow.

    This from the New York Times:

    Mr. Huckabee, with his wife standing silently off to the side, said that the “conventional wisdom” was that when you are attacked, you attack back. But, he said, an hour before the press conference, which was scheduled for noon, he just decided not to go that route.

    “It’s not worth it,” he said.

    Polls regularly show that Iowa voters do not reward candidates who go negative, and perhaps Mr. Huckabee saw some of those polls. “The people of Iowa deserve better,” he said.

    Asked if he wasn’t being hypocritical by showing the ad to a roomful of cameras that are likely to record it and show it — for free — around the country, Mr. Huckabee said he was showing it to reporters only because reporters were so cynical that if he didn’t show it, they would not believe that he really had made such an ad.

    Prov 11:9 The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor,
    But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

    Read the post, as Hot Air’s resident Atheist, takes The Huckster to task. 

    The thing about hypocrisy is that the God hater spots it with ease, while the hypocrite fails to see the sin.  Why is that?  I think part of the answer lies with our view of biblical reason.  We despise the clear teaching of God for some sort of “heartfelt” experience and as Jeremiah said, “the heart is deceitful above all things  and desperately wicked.”
     

    Happy New Year… I am going to be sick.

    al sends

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    6 responses to “The Huckster…

    1. FYI: If you are nauseated, you feel that you need to throw up. If you are nauseous, you make other people feel that they need to throw up.

    2. Huckabee is exactly what his monider is: a huckster. he has the b.s speech of a alcoholic. I don’t trust this guy anymore than a Clintonista. He would be the sorriest choice, worse than a Carter, if he was *ever* nominated. I can’t stand the arsehole and I am a ‘evangelical” conservative—with brains!

    3. Someone said ‘ When you paint yourself into a corner, the best thing is to let the paint dry’
      His problem ‘ Pastors are not equipped to run for high office. Not if they are true shepherds….’

    4. smallish… Thanks, but I think the usage has changed a bit and it is now acceptable to use it the way that I did. I looked on dictionary.com and they reference two medical dictionaries with that usage. Hmmm…

      proright… This whole episode reminded me of Bill Clinton. It may just be a Arkansas thing, but his problem seems a spiritual one and for one who is fronting his Christianity as a distinctive it is an elect ability problem as well.

      Willy… I disagree with your “pastors are not equipped to run for high office.” I would recommend a biography on Abraham Kuyper.

      thanks for stopping by…

      al sends

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