Mike Huckabee was the embodiment of a sore loser as he insisted that despite the Supreme Court ruling that same sex marriage is a right, it is not the “law of the land.” He also blamed President Obama for the decision and suggested that a President Huckabee would be able to reverse it.
Appearing on The Kelly File after the ruling, 2016 presidential candidate Huckabee (and former Fox News host) argued to a mostly unchallenging Megyn Kelly that the SCOTUS ruling “was a political decision. It was not a legal one.”
HUCKABEE: I kind of shudder when I hear people say that is now the law of the land because I think all of us who passed high school civics knows that the Supreme Court can’t make a law, Congress can. It has to be signed, executed by the president. The Supreme Court can review a law, they can decide what they believe the law says, but the Congress has to actually create a law.
“What they did was not rule on marriage equality. What they did was redefine marriage,” Huckabee groused, and complained that the court had granted a right not in the Constitution.
But if you think that’s bad, Kelly read from a statement Huckabee’s campaign put out after the same sex marriage decision was announced:
“We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.”
“Like it or not they do get the final say,” unless a constitutional amendment is passed, Kelly, a former attorney, advised Huckabee.
He still refused to accept it.
HUCKABEE: When we say that the Supreme Court has the last word, they had the last word in Dred Scott, in 1857, declaring that black people were property, that black people weren’t fully human. I know of no one that believes that that was a proper decision or that we still should abide by it today. Or that Abraham Lincoln should have just rolled over, put up the white flag of surrender and said, “Hey, that’s the law of the land, there’s nothing I can do about it.” Thank God he didn’t think that Dred Scott was OK.
Huckabee may be the next Abraham Lincoln in his own eyes but it was the 13th and 14th Amendments that overturned Dred Scott.
In the meanwhile, Huckabee thinks we should all blame President Obama for the Supreme Court ruling – and consider how much awesomeness a President Huckabee, could impose.
HUCKABEE: I just am amazed at how quickly this issue changed. I believe it’s a reminder that a president can play a significant role in shaping culture. Because I don’t think we’d be here today if this president had not been such a staunch advocate and one of the leading voices to push for something that just three years ago he said he was against.
Maybe Huckabee thinks he’s going to get elected president and get a constitutional amendment passed outlawing same sex marriage. But I think most people know better.
Watch it below, from the June 26 The Kelly File.
Apparently a great many people have forgotten that the framers of our Constitution went to such great effort to create an independent judicial branch that would not be subject to retaliation by either the executive branch or the legislative branch because of some decision made by those judges.
Sandra Day O’Connor
Gomer believes that sex should be between a man and a woman. Or a brother and sister in the case of the Diddling Duggars.