Mike Huckabee

Marco Rubio doesn’t want to craft a DACA bill unless he knows whether Donald Trump will sign it or not. More, he wants Trump to provide guidance.  That isn’t the way government is supposed to work. Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution – the very first sentence – tells Congresspeople to get off their ass: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States”.

Just in case his responsibility wasn’t clear to this son of immigrants, the Constitution spells out what Congress is supposed to do. Included is the responsibility: To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization”.

So Marco needs to pull on his big boy pants and do his job. In this case, the need is greater because no one knows, including Trump himself, what he might sign.


John Kasich defended dreamers on ‘CBS This Morning’ by asking people to “Imagine if you were one of them”. A nice sentiment – but a request doomed to failure. There is no point in asking a conservative to have empathy – if they were capable of empathy they wouldn’t be conservatives.


Mike Huckabee has his usual sham Christian take on DACA repeal – calling it ‘incredibly merciful’. In his estimation, the 6-month delay makes the cruel act palatable because Congress will surely come up with a solution. But that is like tempering a cancer diagnosis with the promise there may be a cure in 6 months. Reasonable people think ‘incredible mercy’ would be a diagnosis of no cancer in the first place.


Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Congress’s leading anti-immigrant voice, thought the delay would lead to perdition. By his calculation, it would lead to an amnesty that would in effect be a ‘Republican suicide’. Where he gets his information from is anybody’s guess as opinion polls show people overwhelmingly support DACA.

However, suicide wasn’t the only thing on King’s mind. If he couldn’t get rid of DACA recipients, he could delight that they would have to ‘live in the shadows”. And the reason for his sadistic glee? Let him explain: “They continue to live the objective that they sought to achieve when they illegally entered America.” Except the average age of these ‘miscreants’ on arrival in the US was just six. I suppose in King’s mind these inherently evil folk come by their nefarious intentions at an early age.


It is dawning on Trump that his DACA debacle is a political shot in the foot. At first, he tried his usual indolent MO – pushing the hard work off on others, tweeting: “Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!”. But then, as his DACA folly sat unloved and alone, he tweeted, “Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!” 

Revisit? What does that mean? Who knows? Certainly not Trump.



Really? 4.18.17 Trump & Pence Stare at North Korea; Ivanka’s China Coincidence; Huckabee Hates Cable; Alex Jones, Joker.

April 18, 2017

America: One big happy family. On April 6th, Ivanka Trump dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. The same day the Chinese authorities approved her trademarks in the world’s second-largest economy. Trump is making America great again – one kid at a time. Pence’s staring contest. Mike Pence is on a tour of Asia. […]

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Conservatives Revealed in All Their Insanity.

April 26, 2016

“Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives” – John Stuart Mill Muslim bans, bathroom rules, dick size, glowing sand, women bleeding – has the GOP lost its mind? The Republican presidential candidate in all likelihood will be a large orange hairball who believes that he can solve America’s problems by negotiating better. Or […]

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Political Skill Is a Gift from God.

January 20, 2016

“Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.” ― Ambrose Bierce You cannot teach political skill any more than you can teach sex appeal. The run up to the 2016 election illustrates this well. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have prospered […]

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Really? 1.10.15. Some GOP Candidates Are Dead – But They Won’t Admit It.

January 9, 2016

“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be” – John Wooden Ben Carson‘s national light is dimming. He will return, safely cosseted, to the conservative shoals where once he prospered. His wounds are self-inflicted. This highly-trained surgeon proved to have reasoning deficits so stark that even the intellectually undemanding right-wing was heard to mutter ‘say […]

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Selling Crap to Cretins. How the Right-Wing Feathers its Nest

October 30, 2015

“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds. In recent years, we have seen angry minds at work mainly among extreme right-wingers.” – Richard Hofstadter (Note: Written in 1964) In the last GOP debate, Ben Carson denied any involvement with a shady nutritional supplements company beyond giving a couple of speeches. He called […]

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The CNBC Debate Was Going to Bring Some Clarity to the GOP Race. It Didn’t.

October 29, 2015

“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” ― Willie Nelson The CNBC debate was going to winnow the field. But no candidate took giant strides to the nomination and no candidate disqualified him/herself from contention. The only thing that is going to knock anyone out of this race before […]

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Persecution in America: A Christian Fantasy.

October 17, 2015

“I think it’s fair to say that Christian convictions are under attack as never before. Not just in our lifetime, but ever before in the history of this great nation. We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity.” – Mike Huckabee Religious activists claim Christians are being persecuted in America. What a bunch of […]

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The GOP Shows No Empathy for the Victims of the UCC Massacre.

October 8, 2015

The Umpqua Community College massacre has revealed Republicans as heartless opportunists – again. While accusing the President of politicizing the event, they have done nothing but diminish the victims. Jeb Bush first tweets prayers, then dismisses the tragedy as “stuff happens”. Donald Trump echoes the sentiment offering “These things happen“. Conspicuously absent was any notion of […]

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