After Huckabee, the Faux-Cons Win

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May 16 2011 11:33 AM

After Huckabee, the Faux-Cons Win

My wrap on the Mike Huckabee 2012 decision goes back to his major 2008/2009/2010 role as a critic of libertarianism in the GOP. With Huckabee at Fox, no candidate is around to say things like...

The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism. It's this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it's a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says, "Look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government. If it means that elderly people don't get their Medicare drugs, so be it. If it means little kids go without education and health care, so be it."

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.