Sunday, April 01, 2012

Mike Huckabee gone Cuckoo-bee

Once in a while I watch Mike Huckabee because he has interesting guests and sometimes good discussions.

However, last Saturday night Mike Huckabee turned into Mic Cucko-bee. He started off invoking Martin Luther King and human rights, which sounded good, and then brought in the discussion of the recent murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.

Huckabee accussed Reverend Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson of seeking publicity for themselves, and saying that the demonstrations served no purpose whatsoever.

In Huckabee's view, that's why Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the demonstrators are wrong. According to Huckabee, let the investigation take its course, and find out what really happened.

That is absolutely BS. How many times are young African-Americans murdered by white racists - especially in the southern United States - and walk away from such murders with police ("investigators") complicit.

That is why these demonstrations are extremely crucial to bring attention to this horrible crime. I understand these demonstrations have now become international, and people in London have demonstrated in front of the US embassy in support of Trayvon Martin's family.

George Zimmerman continues to run free, and the only way he can be made accountable is more and more pressure put on local authorities through such demonstrations and through the involvement of the US Congress.

Huckabee has a lot of learning to do. He comes from Arkansas, he should know better.

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