Here's the Nonsense: As a former governor and presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee is an insider who knows what's happening in Washington better than most. His prediction that Obama will lose his job over Benghazi is right on.
Here's the Horse Sense: Huckabee is dreaming if he thinks this, or practically anything else, can force this president from office. Obama will not only complete his term, Hillary Clinton will also walk away with little impact on her political career, too.
The Hill is reporting that former governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has made a wild prediction. According to thehill.com, Huckabee said, “When a president lies to the American people and is part of a cover-up, he cannot continue to govern. And as the facts come out, I think we’re going to see something startling. And before it’s over, I don’t think this president will finish his term unless somehow they can delay it in Congress past the next three and a half years.”
While there was a time when that might have been true, it's not today. America does not have the values it once had. Huckabee may have a distorted view of the values most Americans now hold. No longer are Americans concerned when their leaders lie to them. Their focus is on what the government can do for them. They see most politicians as dishonest, money-grubbing sleazeballs and don't expect them to be honest, let alone hold them accountable to any standards of morality or ethics.
When a society changes its moral values to believe that the situation determines the ethics, then the decline has gone so far that it's virtually impossible to turn that around. They now believe that what is wrong for one person might not be for another person, depending on their situation.
Look at how the public responded to Bill Clinton's perjury. There was no outrage among most. There was no upset that he lied to a court. There was no accountability. And that was over a decade ago when values were still stronger than they are today.
The leadership in the GOP certainly doesn't have the strength to stand against this president. They are too afraid of being called racist (which they're called anyway, but Boehner and friends haven't figured that out). There is no one to hold this administration accountable. Sure, there are a few in the House and Senate that may voice their concerns, but it won't stick. The media will be running cover for the Democrats and it will turn into an attack against the GOP, much the same as everything else has been in the past.
Mike Huckabee is a good man, a moral man, who loves this country. His values are strong and I think he believes that most Americans hold those same values. But I think that ship has sailed and the days when the public rise up in anger over deception by a politician are long gone.
This is one prediction where I hope I am wrong. But I fear that we have already seen the lack of concern Americans have and I believe this incident, too, shall pass. This president will serve out his term and both he and Hillary Clinton will walk away virtually unscathed.
The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
“…I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.… It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell
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