Complex | By Trace William Cowen
Mike Huckabee, perhaps best known as the calmly ridiculous Republican bassist with no shortage of idiotic pull quotes who you keep forgetting about due to the ongoing Donald Trump epidemic, is finally back to his old tricks: saying painfully stupid things in a public setting. What do you have for us this week, Huckableak?
As part of his quest to make defending possible O Brother, Where Art Thou? background actor (and noted homophobe) Kim Davis into a business of sorts, Huckabee referenced the Supreme Court’s 1857 ruling in Dred Scott v. Sandford that refused legal American citizenship to all free or enslaved black people. “I’ve been just drilled by TV hosts over the past week, ‘How dare you say that it’s not the law of the land?'” Huckabee said during a recent interview with radio host Michael Medved. “Because that’s their phrase, ‘it’s the law of the land.’ Michael, the Dred Scott decision of 1857 still remains to this day the law of the land which says that black people aren’t fully human. Does anybody still follow the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision?”
Even a cursory understanding of American history would trigger an intellect alarm during Huckabee’s extended Dred Scott reference, due mostly to the fact that the 14th Amendment swiftly overturned the Dred Scott decision in 1868. According to BuzzFeed, Huckabee was corrected by Medved but continued his defense of possible star of a Deliverance reboot Kim Davis without much delay.
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