Mike Huckabee: I commuted the repeated felon’s sentence because the justice system is racist. Oh, and I don’t know jack about the constitution.

Not in so many words of course:

Huckabee defended his choice to grant the Arkansas felon clemency by insisting that Clemmons original sentence went too far.

“If he were a white kid from an upper middle class family he would have gotten a lawyer and some counseling,” Huckabee said. “But because he was a young black kid he got 108 years.”

Can someone find me a “white kid” — or any kid for that matter — that would have been given counseling for the combined offenses of: a) robbery and assault and battery; b) burglary of a state trooper’s home and grand larceny (including the theft of a firearm from the trooper’s home); c) possession of a gun in  school zone; and d) attempted aggravated assault against a bailiff using a padlock and assault and battery against his mother (the incompetent moron missed and hit his mother instead)?

Anyone? Bueller?

And, then we turn to the utter ignorance of Mike Huckabee regarding the United States Constitution.

Of course, Huckabee isn’t a huge fan of the current constitution and has stated that he believes that the constitution needs to be amended to “reflect ‘God’s standards'”. Apparently God’s big on letting repeated felons out of prison, at least that’s what Huckabee thinks.

But, as the constitution currently exists, there’s thing called the Sixth Amendment which reads:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

In Johnson v. Zerbst (304 U.S. 458 (1938)), the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that there was a requirement that indigent defendants be appointed counsel in federal courts if they could afford their own. In Gideon v. Wainwright (372 U.S. 335 (1963)), that ruling was extended to state courts for all felony cases.

In short, the guy had an attorney!

But poor Mike Huckabee (or Dukakabee as some of my fellow bloggers refer to him) is so completely ignorant (or just lying, pick your poison), he attempts to obfuscate instead of taking responsibility for actions that he was responsible for.

Quadruple cop killer in Seattle had previously targeted an Arkansas State Trooper. And Mike Huckabee still commuted his sentence.

The blogopshere is abuzz with news that the suspect in an quadruple cop killing had been granted clemency by then-Governor Mike Huckabee. If you hadn’t heard about this already, check out Michelle Malkin’s continuing coverage.

But this isn’t the first time that this scum-sucking POS has targeted a police officer. From an article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette dated February 25, 1990 (via LexisNexis):

While waiting for his trial to begin, Clemmons, of 2808 Welch St., grabbed a padlock off his holding cell and hurled it at a court bailiff, Clark Thorne. His aim misfired and the lock struck his mother, who had come to bring him street clothes.

Clemmons already was serving 48 years on five felony convictions and is facing up to 95 more on charges of robbery, theft of property and possessing a handgun on school property.

The jury took just 16 minutes to find him guilty of burglarizing the Little Rock home of an state Trooper Keith Eremea of merchandise valued at $6,771, including his gun.

Clemmons broke into the home on April 4 by forcing open the garage.

And Mike Huckabee decided to commute this guy’s sentence knowing that the guy was a serial criminal that had previously targeted a police officer. Or maybe he didn’t know, it is Huckabee after all.

Mike Huckabee: Just ignore what the supreme court says.

You know, I thought I had seen/heard the last of the Huckster after he opened his mouth and removed any doubt of his stupidity by making a joke about someone aiming a gun at Barack Obama.

Alas, we weren’t that lucky.

He’s talking specifically about Mitt Romney and how Romney should have ignored a Massachusetts Supreme Court decision that declared a ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional (Hot Air).

You know, you can say what you will about Supreme Courts decisions — not just ones from the Massachusetts Supreme Court — but the last I checked this isn’t a dictatorship.

There are plenty of Supreme Court decisions I disagree with (take your pick) but if you have the member of the executive office — be it Governor or President — ignoring what the judicial branch of government says, you cease to have a system of check and balances. Soon the executive will be ignoring the legislative branch, and then we are are on our way to a grand old dictatorship.

And while we are on the topic on Supreme Court decisions and Mike Huckabee, maybe someone can explain to me why the Huckster seems to think a Supreme Court of the United States decision finding a constitutional right to sodomy “probably was appropriate” (Ann Coulter #1 & #2)?

The last time I did a read-through of the United States Constitution, I sure enough didn’t see a provision involving sodomy; what about you guys?

The fact that people support this idiot (Huckabee) just goes to show the collective stupidity of certain people.

Ace of Spades HQ has more.

And Huck Finn is a poor attempt at a politican.


His words come just one day after an impromptu joke during a speech he delivered at a National Rifle Association convention put him in an uncomfortable political spotlight.

Huckabee was distracted in the middle of the speech by an offstage thump. He interrupted his sentence to respond with a joke: “That was Barack Obama,” Huckabee said. “He just tripped off a chair. He was getting ready to speak. Somebody aimed a gun at him and he … he dove for the floor.”

Today, he told 9 NEWS NOW his comment was a poor attempt at humor.

The Huckster opens his mouth, removes any doubt of his stupidity.


Republican Mike Huckabee responded to an offstage noise during his speech to the National Rifle Association by suggesting it was Barack Obama diving to the floor because someone had aimed a gun at him.

Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech, Huckabee said: “That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He’s getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he—he dove for the floor.”

There were only a few murmurs in the crowd after the remark.

Or as another blog puts it: “It’s not as bad as that suggests but it’s bad enough to probably keep him off the ticket. Fortunately.”

It can always get worse: Mike Huckabee at top of McCain’s short list for a running mate.

U.S. News & World Report:

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and defeated contender for the GOP presidential nomination, is currently at the top of John McCain’s short list for a running mate. At least that’s the word from a top McCain fundraiser and longtime Republican moneyman who has spoken to McCain’s inner circle.


Let me add that a top Republican political strategist told me about a month ago that he also believed Huckabee to be the leading veep contender.