By now sane Americans wouldn’t believe Sarah Huckabee if she said the sky is blue. To lie shamelessly to massage Trump’s swollen ego as your day job rates right up there with pimping child prostitutes. Huckabee is a blight discrediting America and her evangelical religion.
A none-too-bright bratty preteen bully is at the helm of the United States flanked by cowardly enablers enmeshed so deeply by their complicity in Trump’s chaos that perhaps they see no way out. Empathy itself is being sacrificed from children’s healthcare to the Dreamers’ fate. And Sarah Huckabee is there to lie shamelessly every single day echoing Trump’s cascading lies.
There’s a difference though: Clearly Trump is unhinged, incapable of parsing the difference between lying and breathing. Sarah Huckabee wasn’t born this way. Unlike Trump she’s making a choice to enable a situation where no sane American – let alone a bemused foreign leader – can take literally or seriously ANYTHING this American president says.
An administration with no credibility can’t lead. Any like Sarah Huckabee who still prop up this fiasco are traitors not just to America but to the concept of decency itself. As for religious faith think about this: Sarah Huckabee says Jesus died for her sins and, with the same mouth, says Trump didn’t say “shithole” or pay off a porn star, or lie about his income taxes or…
Twelve months into the Trump presidency we effectively have no presidency at all. Trump’s word has proved completely unreliable. His brain has proved completely unhinged. Trump’s “political beliefs” are mere brat-child ego-driven whims. How can Congress achieve anything? And why would anyone moral lie for him?
Paul Ryan came up with a way to get Democrats to agree to a stopgap funding bill dangling the possibility of a long-term renewal of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Think about that! Ryan had to play Trump’s blackmail game: We’ll help kids get healthcare only if you play our game. Then Trump threw the children under the bus – not to mention the Republicans in Congress – and tweeted that “CHIP should be part of a long term solution” thus sabotaging kid’s health care funding. And Sarah Huckabee went along.
At his hyped “summit” in the White House Trump said he’d sign any immigration bill Congress passed. “I’ll take the heat,” he boasted. And Sarah Huckabee went along and boasted the boast. So a bipartisan group came up with a deal and Trump rejected it launching into an unhinged rant about “shithole countries.” Then Sarah Huckabee said he’d never changed his mind and besides Trump hadn’t said a bad word either!
The rude, petulant man-child in the Oval Office is reeling ever more wildly out of control, and those like by Sarah Huckabee who cynically pretend otherwise are doing a grave disservice to the nation — and to themselves. And in Huckabee’s case also doing a grave disservice to her much-vaunted evangelical religion.
Trump can’t miss a chance to stick it to the poor, especially to poor children. He upset the Republican plan to avert a shutdown this weekend, saying he opposed extending a children’s health program as part of a stopgap bill. And Sarah Huckabee, servant of Jesus, went along: No healthcare for poor kids! Just what Jesus would do, right?
Can Trump’s GOP even govern? A funding lapse will mark the first time in U.S. history that there has been a government shutdown, when one party controls both Congress and the White House. We know one thing for certain: Sarah Huckabee will be working overtime if the shutdown happens on a way to lie again and again and again as she tries to blame anyone but Trump.