(CNN) — (Political Ticker) Days after national Republicans launched a new campaign to broaden the party’s outreach, former upstart presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says the GOP is at risk of becoming “irrelevant as the Whigs.”

In an interview with the California newspaper The Visalia Times-Delta, Huckabee said the GOP would only further decline in influence should it alienate social conservatives — largely considered the most energetic and loyal faction of the party.

“Throw the social conservatives the pro-life, pro-family people overboard and the Republican party will be as irrelevant as the Whigs,” he said in reference to the American political party that largely disbanded in the mid 1800s.

“They’ll basically be a party of gray-haired old men sitting around the country club puffing cigars, sipping brandy and wondering whatever happened to the country. That will be the end of the party,” he said in the interview published Thursday.

That’s exactly right, and it’s what I’ve been singing in several articles on several different web sites. Parties… and individuals…  that don’t stand for something,  tend not to get elected.  I’ll say it again; asleep while we lost in 2008.   Huck seemingly had the right idea here.

Addendum:  (David L)

Thou shall be polite, as possible.   No more Dopes from Hope.   I”ve had it with RINO’s.   Mike Huckabee, save for being pro-life, is a liberal.   Huckabee thinks that there no problem that can not be solved with intervention by the state and with sufficient taxation.

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2 Responses to “Huckabee Says ‘moderation’ is the Path to Irrelevancy”

  1. Well, still, David, when they make the proper noises a response in the affirmative is justfied. How else to send the proper message to the party, after all? 


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