Mark Halperin Defends Mike Huckabee’s Supreme Court Idiocy
Former Arkansas Governor and current Republican presidential wishful Mike Huckabee delivered a Hucked up civics lesson over the weekend when he told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace that the Supreme Court’s rulings are more sort of guidelines, really, and that nothing is constitutional until all three branches of government agree on it. That’s an actual quote. “We are sworn to uphold the Constitution and law,” Huckabee said, adding “And it has to be consistent and agreed upon with three branches of government — one can’t overrule the other two.”
Apparently, young Huckabee was off raiding the fridge in between Grape Ape and Funky Phantom, because anyone who’s ever watched Schoolhouse Rock knows that’s exactly the opposite of how the branches of government work. Our system of checks and balances depends entirely on the ability of each branch to overrule the other. Chris Wallace did his level best to introduce Huckabee to the concept of judicial review, but there are only so many minutes in a segment.
As ridiculous as Huckabee’s explanation was, though, it doesn’t hold a candle to the goings-on at MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where the gang played some of Huckabee’s remarks, and even Joe Scarborough was obliged to patiently explain things to Huckabee. Enter Mark Halperin, Managing Editor of Bloomberg Politics, to bring crucial “objectivity” to the discussion…READ MORE