When the Supreme Court ruled that good Christians employers, like Hobby Lobby, can deny slut pill coverage to their workers, Mike Huckabee said that "it was a good day for freedom." But last week, when the Supreme Court let stand lower courts' legalization of same sex marriage in five states, Mike Huckabee was clearly not happy. Immediately after the decision, Huckabee urged the affected states to just disobey the law - a position that he would be pretty pissed about if states, in violation of gun laws, decided to confiscate all guns. I'm sure he would be livid if the hated Obama administration continued to fine Hobby Lobby for not providing birth control coverage. On his Saturday night show, he continued his hissy fit with a full frontal attack on the same court that, earlier this year, he praised.
In referencing his fellow radical Christian, Mat Staver (who recently said that same sex marriage will "bring about the end of Western Civilization) Huckabee railed against the tyranny of the minority. (I think I hear a dog whistle!) He was particularly incensed that some of his fellow GOPers shrugged their shoulders and said whatever when they heard the same sex marriage decision. Despite his fondness for the Hobby Lobby decision he whined about how the "doctrine of judicial supremacy" has "trampled both the Constitution and common sense." Huckabee claimed that unless state legislatures "pass enabling legislation," same sex marriage is certainly "not the law of the land." (So I guess that Southern states that didn't pass laws banning miscegenation, which was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, don't have to allow mixed race couple to marry!)
After lamenting the "betrayal of the Constitution" to "unelected black robed jurists who can't make the law or enforce it [Never mind that they can rule on it, silly Constitution] he admonished his fellow Republicans to "grow a spine" or get out of town. Not said during his rant was his threat, articulated during an appearance on the radio show for the SPLC designated homophobic hate group, the American Family Association, to leave the GOP: “If the Republicans want to lose guys like me and a whole bunch of still God-fearing Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue, and why you’re at it, go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either because at that point, you lose me."
Word to Mike. Unless and until the Supreme Court rules against gay marriage, it is "the law of the land." Awww, poor Mike.
The “tyranny of the minority,” Mike? Really?
I trust you realize that’s the very reason so many (mostly) right-wingers like to “remind” everyone that we’re a “republic” rather than a “democracy.” This theory is based on the notion that a “republic” is a “representative” democracy while a “democracy” is little more than mob rule. However, the very notion of a “republic” expects that a “minority” is actually in charge of the majority. The House of Representatives has only 435 voting members but consider how 55% of the American electorate voted for a Democratic president in 2012, and yet, 53.5% of the House members belong to the OTHER party. And it’s THOSE 233 members (out of a population of more than 310 million Americans) who are refusing to act on matters the People want.
Now, in American politics, the Court system (aka “the Judiciary”) was set up to act as final arbiter on matters of the law, especially as the Constitution is affected. See, all too often, “the majority” makes the wrong decision, especially where the rights of “the minority” are affected. THAT is what’s known as the “tyranny of the majority” and it’s far too common, Mike. Just imagine—for half a second—how truly horrific your life could be if this country were REALLY as “biased” against Christians the way you and your other brain-dead schmucks like to think it is. Being denied a job. Being denied a place to live. Being denied the chance to spend your life with the person of your choice (and, incidentally, Mike, until you start raging and ranting against the ease by which hetero couples
I’d LOVE for “your” GOPers to finally split off and form your own party (it’s way too late to consider the joy such a split could do with this year’s elections—unless “your” GOPers decide to stay home). It’s just too bad those annoying Teabaggers didn’t do just that in time for the 2010 elections (of course, I think they realized they didn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of winning as a third party, so they just hijacked the GOP).