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In 2007, Mike Huckabee supported cap and trade — now he denies it.

This is a TP repost by Brad Johnson.

Yesterday afternoon, Mike Huckabee denied that he ever supported a mandatory cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse pollution. “I never did support and never would support it – period,” the former Arkansas governor, Republican presidential candidate, and Fox News personality claimed in a blog post on his political fundraising site Huck PAC. However, when he spoke at the Clean Air Cool Planet conference in Manchester, NH, on October 13, 2007, Huckabee was unequivocal in his support for “cap and trade of carbon emissions” because “it’s all our responsibility to fix” climate change:

I also support cap and trade of carbon emissions. And I was disappointed that the Senate rejected a carbon counting system to measure the sources of emissions, because that would have been the first and the most important step toward implementing true cap and trade.

Watch it:

Huckabee concluded his 2007 speech by repeating a metaphor from his book From Hope to Higher Ground, excoriating “thermometer” politicians who change their positions based on polls and popularity, instead of “thermostat” politicians who stand by their convictions and provide true leadership.

This is a TP repost by Brad Johnson.

8 Responses to In 2007, Mike Huckabee supported cap and trade — now he denies it.

  1. Mike Roddy says:

    No mystery here- Huckabee joins Graham, McCain, and many others in what’s left of the Republican Party in making sure that they never disobey the oil and coal companies. These directives come from the top- RNC, McConnell, Boehner, and, especially, the Chamber of Commerce.

    When the tide begins to turn, and it becomes obvious what these cheap whores have been doing, there needs to be some accountability. There is room for a new conservative party, but it would have to be one that is not afraid to stand up to bankers and oil companies. There is no inherent contradiction here, and our politics, along with everything else, are going to be rearranged in the next decade.

  2. Michael Tucker says:

    So a Republican has flip-flopped on his position and he is lying about it. I thought that was A REQUIREMENT! Since 2008 they have collectively done so much back-pedaling I thought I was at the circus watching a clown act.

  3. BillD says:

    Huckabee is a young earth creationist, which is really too antiscience for a presidental candidate, even a republican. Anyone who thinks that the earth is only a few thousand years old and that all of the earth’s animals were once herded into a large boat might as well believe that Santa delivers gifts to all of the earth’s children.

  4. Bob Doublin says:

    For the rest of his political career I will never call this twit anything other than ex-governor Huckleberry Hound. He reminds me a bit of Gomer Pyle (or was that Goober Pyle?) so I wanted to set up a website where you could click on his picture and it would shout “Shazam!Shazam!Shazam!” with Gomer’s voice.
    BTW #2 I love your post.

  5. Jim Groom says:

    The man lied which I can understand. He is a politician and that is what they do. What is troubling is that he apparently has never heard of video tape.

  6. Mulga Mumblebrain says:

    No surprises here. Bare-faced, audacious lying is now the staple of Western ‘democratic’ discourse. Huckabee has also marked himself as a moral paragon by his calls for the extra-judicial execution of Julian Assange. He was made for FoxNews, that bedlam of lies, moral depravity and misanthropy. His Dark Lord, Murdoch, must be proud of him.

  7. Anonymous says:

    #1 Mike Roddy:

    “cheap whores”, now that’s really harsh.

    Not that it’s inaccurate.

  8. Chris Winter says:

    So Huckabee was for cap and trade before he was against it. Some of us remember how Republicans used that charge in the 2004 election.