Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Huckabee recieves endorsement of Jim GilChrist, founder of the Minuteman project. This certainly takes the sting out of Huckabee's past illegal immigration stances. Here is Huckabee's immigration and border enforcement plan.

UPDATE: It seems Jim GilChrist asked all the candidates if they would like his suppport and Huckabee is the only one who accepted. After Huckabee's record on illegal immigration, that must have seemed like a Godsend. (no pun intended) via HotAir

GOP Des Moines Register/Iowa Public Television debate today will be a bit more interesting with Alan Keyes there. Keyes is always good for fire and brimstone.

MaryKatharine is wondering where in the world is Fred Thompson?

One last thought. I watched Hillary and Warren Buffet on CNBC discussing the estate tax and how wonderful it is to tax money that has already been taxed:

"The estate tax has been historically part of our very fundamental belief that we should have a meritocracy, that we do not want a system — where we expect people to make it on their own — to be, over time, dominated by inherited wealth," she said. "That we do believe that people should have to get out there and make their way, to a great extent."

She also said the following, but I cannot find it in any transcript. She said that "passing wealth from generation to generation must be stopped."

I almost fell on the floor. So people who have wealth and pass that wealth down to their children should not be allowed to do so in Hillary's opinion! The government should get that money. Good grief. Could that be any more socialistic?

I suppose If Clinton gets elected people who work hard to make a great deal of money need to spend all of it before they die. Because heaven forbid their children receive it.

California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring had this to say:

"Hillary Clinton's death tax is just another tax on assets that have already been taxed," Nehring said. "Under Clinton's plan, family-owned businesses and individuals stand to lose half of everything when the business and/or property pass from one generation to another."