Huckabee Cheers Trump’s Plan To Block Immigrants From Sending Money Home To Mexico [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who after dropping out of the GOP presidential race started shilling for his former rival Donald Trump, is praising Trump’s “shrewd plan” to make Mexico pay for a border wall by cutting off the money that immigrants send to their families. Huckabee told Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg yesterday that Trump’s plan was “shrewd” and that it is “entirely possible” that it would work. To Trump’s haters, he said: “One thing you have to realize, Donald Trump has been very, very smart in his business career by winning negotiated battles over everything from zoning to construction. You don’t get to be who he is and where he is without having some really, really shrewd, clever ideas about getting what you want.”

  • bkmn

    Someone is gunning for a Cabinet position.

    • Todd20036

      I should have read more comments. Yeah, I don’t even know if Huckabee even gives a shit about this.

  • Michael Smith

    “Fuck the poor”

    – What Republicans think Jesus said.

    • Blake Jordan

      *White Jesus

    • DutchBoy74
    • Gest2016

      This plan is exactly the same line of thinking that the Nazi’s used when they made Jews dig their own graves. Exactly the same.

    • KCMC

      filled all day, all week

  • PickyPecker
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “….negotiated battles over everything from zoning to construction.” Yes, because everyone knows it’s exactly the same when dealing with nations. Non-existent Christ these people haven’t a clue.

    You know what, maybe Canada should shut off the water and electricity for a while…….why not, it’s ours and Trump’s owed nothing.

    • BearEyes

      “zoning”
      such a quaint way of saying how he abused eminent domain to lie, cheat, and steal his way to kicking little old ladies to the curb and out of their homes to make way for a tRump parking lot.

  • BobSF_94117

    Looks like someone finished his 2015 financial analysis and decided to try to squeeze just a bit more grift out of this election.

  • MikeBx2

    The “somebody must lose in order for us to win” mentality is becoming the GOP/Christian norm.

    • Kissmagrits

      Always was. It’s often called “manifest destiny – – mumble, mumble, because Jesus- – -“.

  • jomicur

    So Huckabee agrees that the government should have the power to tell private individuals what they may or may not do with their money. Oh yeah, that’s right, the GOP is against government intrusion in our private affairs. Right.

    • Michael Smith

      If they’re brown, it’s OK.

      • Philly Mike

        Correct if they’re brown, gay, trans, Muslim, pregnant and on life support, it’s OK. (I am sure I missed another thousand exceptions.)

        • Dorismjacobs4

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    • Todd20036

      Actually, this could be a case of Huckabee sucking up to Drumpf in the hopes of getting a cabinet position.

      • Ron Robertson

        No, this is just a case of Huckabee sucking up to someone period. He’d do it whether or not he gets something out of it. He’s a power worshiper, which is obvious from his stupid attribution of Trump as some kind of genius businessman. Yeah, one who’s bankrupted himself several times is not what I call a genius. I read a thing that if he’d taken the money he was born with and just put it in savings he’d be way better off financially than he is now. That tells you all you need to know about his business acumen.

      • D. J.

        Just make sure there is a lock on the cabinet.

    • MarkOH

      “So Huckabee agrees that the government should have the power to tell
      private individuals what they may or may not do with their money”

      It’s worse than that – is theft.

      • DaveMiller135

        Yeah. No legal challenges looming there.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Absolutely is.

    • teedofftaxpayer

      Try to tell a rich business owner and shit will fly.

  • Necessitas

    If it’s EVIL, Huckabee’s for it.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Well, Cruz is evil and he cockblocked him (I know… ewwwww) at the Kimmy Davis fest.

      I guess sometimes one has to prioritize one’s evil preferences.

  • hiker_sf

    It won’t work. Not only is it illegal, but there are a lot of ways around their stupid idea.

    • Cuberly

      illegal? Legality didn’t stop W or Darth Cheney….

    • excy

      These republicans are not only despicable they are incredibly stupid. People that want to send money to their relatives or friends in Mexico will be able to do it through Canada. It is infuriating that these religious fanatics/politicians cannot think outside of their borders unless it is to punish Mexicans.

      • hiker_sf

        US Forex is a great Canadian company to use for this.

      • Porkie

        Pay Pal?

  • CQCQCQ

    Jesus. What an asshole. Fuckabee, too.

    • Bruno
      • 2amor

        That is priceless… I have never seen that, thanks.

      • Kissmagrits

        Blonde lady speak truth.

      • Gianni

        Huckabee/Fuckabee – they’re synonymous.

        • Bruno

          I Fart Fuckabees

  • CQCQCQ

    Trump is like Sanders. Neither one of them has the first fucking clue how they are going to implement their so-called policies. Oof.

    • Mark

      It’s usually done via Western Union or a wire transfer.
      Edit: Ops sorry – the cursor moved – was replying to the one below you – – darn bluetooth mouse….

  • delk

    Mike Huckabee
    Former Governor of Arkansas
    Former GOP Presidential Candidate
    Current Asshole

    • Chuck in NYC

      I’d forgotten all about him for the last several weeks. Not long enough.

      • Marides48

        Has he been resur-erected?

        • Gianni

          Apparently and all by himself. If that isn’t godlike, I don’t know what is.

        • jmax

          Sunday of last week, I believe.

        • Gest2016

          Please don’t use “erect” and “Huckabee” in the same sentence. Thank you.

      • Charlie

        I agree…he needs to crawl back under the rock from whence he came.

        • McSwagg

          That Little Rock is too small to cover him.

    • Gest2016

      You forgot “former human”.

      • TrollopeReader

        no. tests confirmed that was never the case …

  • Dale

    “You don’t get to be….where he is without having some really, really shrewd, clever ideas about getting what you want.”

    Of course inheriting six billion dollars from daddy had nothing to do with it.

    • TampaDink

      Additionally using the system of bankruptcy has helped him a time or two…or four.

  • oikos

    It’s what jeebus would want.

  • Brian Moore

    I just realized who Mike Huckabee looks like – an evil, beady eyed clone of Bates from Downton Abbey.

  • TexasBoy

    Well, obviously not allowing people to look after the poorer people in their family is a very Christian thing to do.

    • Gest2016

      I think about the son that risked life and limb to come to America so he can labor day and night for minimum wage so he can send money to his elderly mother so she can pay for her dialysis or chemotherapy. This is just one of a million scenarios that would play out under Trump’s totalitarian fantasy; I see no limits on the cruelty the entire Republican party is capable of foisting on humanity.

  • Porkie

    Blackmailing society’s most vulnerable members….How very christian.

    • John P.

      They come here, work hard, make a pittance and send it home to their poverty level family. Yeah, what a “shrewd” idea…

    • Gest2016

      I have no words for these sick motherfuckers. Huckabee needs to take his dirt nap now.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Pat Robertson needs to go first. Jesus! Why won’t he die!!!!!

  • oikos
  • Circ09

    How about we start by arresting and imprisoning the people paying immigrants the money. American citizens and companies that look the other way when “contract” labor is being hired.

    • djcoastermark

      BAZZING, you just nailed the hippo crassy these doltdsspew

    • TrollopeReader

      A lot of those people are here legally, paying taxes, getting educated, (and their families) and are good people. Our nation was founded on “immigrants” ….

      • Circ09

        Certainly true. I have also been an immigrant working in different foreign countries while sending money back home. And I should have been more clear in my definition. Huckster, King, et al…want only to talk about immigrants from our southern border they believe should not be here in the first place. Their whole spiel is about misdirection rather than placing the blame with Americans that do not want to do due diligence in hiring out of expediency and profits. Or worse, the employers that keep legal visa holders practically hostage crammed with many others in small apartments while taking their wages and getting tax breaks. The lucky ones get good labor & immigration assistance and get to stay only after fighting long court battles. The unlucky ones usually just get deported while the “hiring firm” continues the same scam. I worked on many of those cases while in New York.

        • McSwagg

          Hatred of immigrants has a long history in the US. In previous generations it was the Chinese, Irish, Poles, Italians, etc. They are always of the wrong religion, wrong ethnicity, wrong color, etc. Huckabee, Trump and others are just playing the latest variation of the same old tune.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Megyn Kelly claimed in a recent interview that if you refer to Mike Huckabee as “Fuckabee” on Fox News, then you would be “out of there.” Fortunately Joe has no similar policy.

    • Capritaur

      Didn’t she actually say “fuckabee” on live television?

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Yes, she did. But she caught herself and corrected immediately.

  • 2amor

    Ugh, this asshole again…

  • Ribb Rotgut

    I don’t understand how this would be legal. It’s funny in a sad way that conservatives and Trump idiots will ignore this minor point and nod their head stupidly at it.

    • jmax

      But he’s such a good businessman, and that’s what we need in the White House! /s

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      What Republican proposal in the last decade has been legal? What Republican-generated law of the last decade has been determined to be constitutional?

    • lymis

      What could possibly go wrong with the federal government getting involved in private financial transactions by private individuals?

  • Cuberly

    Over on RWW you can find countless videos of “Christian” talking-heads or pastors touting how Jebus would be totally for closing the border and penalizing illegal immigrants.

    Again, these people have NOTHING to do with religion. It’s the front they use for the political party and power they want. The extremity in their hypocrisy confirms this on a minute by minute basis.

    And I HATE HATE HATE quoting scripture because it’s playing by their rules. Basic decency shouldn’t require this bullshit….but….

    Hebrews 13: 1 Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

    Colossians 3:11 In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.

    Matthew 25: 35 I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

    Romans 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.

    • Acronym Jim

      Or the most damning verses:

      Matthew 25:45-46: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ (46) Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

      But dominionist grifters don’t like to talk about those verses.

    • lymis

      Like Jesus and his parents aren’t recorded as being political refugees in a foreign country that didn’t share their religion.

      If the Egyptians had adopted Republican policy, Jesus would have been executed by Herod’s soldiers as a toddler.

    • William

      You aren’t supposed to read that book, a televangelist or big box church minister will tell you what to think.

      • Cuberly

        Oops, sorry, I forgot.

    • And then there’s the old story of Sodom and Gomorrah, where a reading of what’s actually written indicates their main transgressions were they mistreated the poor and visitors:

      Ezekiel 16:49: Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.

      • grada3784

        You forgot to mention that S&D had fought and lost a war some 15 years before the Lot incident.

        How long has it been since 9-11?

  • Bruno

    Can’t we sick Azealia Banks on him or something?

  • geoffalnutt

    Right. Huckabee thinks “‘m’ on back!” is shrewd.

  • Marides48

    Yea, that will get the Hispanic vote.
    GOP=stupid white men!

  • Acronym Jim

    So Huckabee is apparently still miffed that Cruz tried to crash his Kim Davis tailcoat party.

  • JVB

    The verbal diarrhea that pours from Fuckabee’s mouth….

  • WebSlinger

    Dear Mike,

    Don’t you have a pedophile to protect?

    Signed
    Disgusted American Citizen

    https://thelastofthemillenniums.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/115.jpg?w=500

  • CJAS

    “It’s entirely possible that it would work” but for money orders, prepaid debit cards, traveler’s checks/cards, and your grandmother putting five dollars inside a birthday card and mailing it still exists.

    • Marides48

      There is always a way to beat the system. Humans, the adaptable species.

      • canoebum

        Not to mention that being in the country without a proper visa is not a criminal offense, it’s a civil matter. You cannot deprive people of the their life, liberty or property without due process of law. Gee, it’s actually written in just those words in the Constitution of the United States of America. So, before any one can take the earned income of an undocumented worker, or any of their property, they first have to prove to a judge that property is subject to seizure in pursuance of a valid law. The owner has right to due process, including counsel, before any such seizure can occur, documented immigrant or not. The whole idea is so stupid, I can’t see how anyone could believe it’s even possible.

  • boatboy_srq

    Has it occured to this idjit that if the Native Americans had adopted similar practices is people would have been sent back to Devon? Assuming that they weren’t killed during the unrest of the Reformation….

  • Joe in PA

    Drivel from a loser. No one cares Huckster.

    But I love how he says very smart in his business career by winning negotiated battles over everything from zoning to construction… Yeah, and those mafia ties didn’t hurt.

    And as many sources will tell you, Trumpet would have done as well if he’d just put his inheritance in a low fee index fund, he’d be wealthier (but less famous) than he is today. Sigh.

  • Curieux Bleu

    Seems like such a refined and lovely Christian gentleman, overflowing with sincere religious charity, and, (cough) … love™.

    BUT, however, …such a dreadful shortage of hungry lions in this country .

    What is wrong with all the zookeepers who are are charged with maintaining a lean and ready complement of these magnificent carnivores?

  • Rex

    I’d like to intercept all the money little old ladies send to the televangelists. It’d be enough to fund Social Security or universal health care. Oh, and one more thing – shut the F up Huckabee, you dumbass.

  • EdmondWherever

    How would this even work? Are they going to be poking through everyone’s mail?

    • Gustav2

      Yes, and get all those money orders.

    • Financial sanctions aren’t that hard to impose or enforce. The U.S. did it for decades against Iran.

      • EdmondWherever

        But they’re saying that they’re going to stop immigrants from sending money home. How? If that money is cash in an envelope, “financial sanctions” aren’t going to do anything. They could freeze all mail to Mexico, but that’ll put an unacceptable strain on many US citizens who mail there frequently. I fail to see how this proposal is at all possible. Even Republicans should be asking themselves this question. Every once in a while, some of them must see that they’re being pandered to.

        • Macbill

          Perhaps “NewDollars” beep when a wand is passed over.

        • Reality.Bites

          I would guess that these days most money sent home by immigrants is by electronic transfer of some kind (Western Union, Paypal, etc.)

          • EdmondWherever

            I think we would see a jump in cash in envelopes if electronic transfers became restricted. There’s simply no way to stop anyone from getting money somewhere.

          • You’re likely right. However it is never a good idea to send cash through the mail.

          • EdmondWherever

            Sure, but if that’s your only option to get money to your starving family, then you’re going to risk it. These Republican leaders are very good at frightening people with impossibilities, and their Republican constituents are far too good at eating it all up.

  • WebSlinger
    • jmax

      Red kangaroo scrotums. I am sooo stealing that.

      • coram nobis

        I thought the hairpiece was dingo fur?

  • TKW

    I’m sure Western Union will love this! They will just figure a way to route it through some other country.

  • Shorter Huckabee sociopathy: “Fuck the poor — and those who are merely trying to help their families — and maybe that’ll persuade the rich to give in to Trump’s plan for extortion and blackmail. And if it doesn’t, who cares, because it’s only poor people being reamed.”

  • Mark McGovern

    So starve out the Mexican children. Isn’t he supposed to be a minister or something? Like, does he work for Satan or who?

    • Robert Conner

      He’s an ordained Southern Baptist preacher who led a church in Arkansas for 12 years before becoming Governor. So, yeah, he basically works for Satan.

  • Ninja0980

    Gee, I thought the GOP was against the government telling people what to do with their money.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Despicable republican Thug!
    (’cause Jeebus would want the children to go hungry.)

    • grada3784

      Jesus did say the little children should suffer.

  • djcoastermark

    Yikes, He’s just like an air potato here in florida. You dig up all the little tubers, the roots, and think you finally got rid of them but, HA, you forgot one eensy tiny root and it just festers up all over again.

  • Macbill

    Because it is Christian to starve the poor.

  • grada3784

    What do you expect from a guy who brings up his son to execute a dog for fun?

  • Henri205

    What a nasty asshole.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Christians need to stop asking why they have such crappy reputations when they don’t condemn this ass.

  • Ginger Snap

    Why stop there tRump and Huckster take all their belongings and clothing and resell it for xtra $. I mean you can even shave all their hair off and put them in internment camps and they can build the wall for free.

  • fastlanestranger

    Chucklebee

  • Robert Conner

    I LOVE HuckyBooBoo! Whenever he’s not releasing career criminals on the public because Jeeezzuss…

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/12/04/documents-expose-huckabee_n_75362.html

    …he’s showing us his double-wide ass in whole variety of other buffoonish ways. He’s one Baptist preacher has undboutedly turned tens of thousands of people who can think outside the coffin away from the GOP and away from evangelical Christianity.

    I love Franklin Graham as well. By now Frnaklin’s’s turned more people off evangelical bullshit than his famous father ever attracted, a kind of reverse come-to-Jesus moment.

  • John T

    It’s still totally cool for US corporations to park their billions and billions of dollars worth of capital in offshore bank accounts to avoid paying taxes though, right? I’d be willing to wager that Apple alone sends more money out each year than all the Mexican nationals combined.

    • Robert Conner

      Paying taxes is for Mexicans working in the US, not US corporations.

    • NancyP

      We haven’t seen all the fallout from the Panama Papers (Mossack Fonseca offshore entity running a truly massive and international tax evasion service). So far, an Icelandic minister has fallen. China has clamped down on the internet showing anything related to the scandal because some Party higher-ups are undoubtedly involved. Putin is denying, natch.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    You spelled Fuckabee wrong Joe.

  • Robert Conner

    Mike Huckabee’s the single best argument ever against Intelligent Design. Physically and mentally.

  • TrollopeReader

    Isn’t it illegal to steal? I’d figure the good pastor would know *that* (snark)

  • Alan43

    Hickabilly just couldn’t stay out of the limelight

  • Eric Lewis

    His christian love and compassion is boundless.

  • JT
  • SFBruce

    Alarming, but hardly surprising. Huckabee’s daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is a paid Trump surrogate, and she’s doing a bang up job. Just like Katrina Pierson, Scottie Nell Hughes, et al, she seems to be fearless when it comes to defending Trumps’s indefensible act du jour. You always wonder what drugs she’s been given and/or what she’s being paid or promised.

  • edrex

    Uh Huckabee, I think you need to bone up on some things. Let’s start with Matthew, shall we?

    Matthew 11:28-29King James Version (KJV)

    28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

    • Even better would be a selection from Matthew 25:

      41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you
      cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his
      angels;

      42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;

      43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’

      44 “Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help you?’

      45 “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.’

      46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

  • edrex

    and BTW I’m pretty sure your lard ass isn’t fitting through the eye of a needle.

    • Robert Conner

      Not even the Seattle Needle.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Remember: Jesus didn’t get where he is without being “shrewd and clever.”
    Huckabee is such an ass.

  • dcurlee

    As stupid as Trump. Idiots PS how old is that fucking picture of him

  • NancyP

    You would think that some politicians would have the dignity to ignore stupid proposals by Trump. You would be wrong. And this is the most stupid thing that Trump has said so far – even the most clueless hillbilly ought to be able to figure out that cutting off money transfer means cutting off ALL money transfer which means collapse of a lot of American businesses, some of which employ Americans. You ban trade and freeze accounts of entities like Khaddafi’s Libya, nutzo North Korea, etc.

  • Octavio

    I’m thinking that Hucksterbee must pull his index finger out of his rectum and holds in the wind next to Trump in order to take and make these wise comments. They sure stink.

    • coram nobis

      Yes! A manure metaphor about a mendacious mountebank.

  • Sean

    There is no legal way to do that. More big government intrusion & interference into the lives of American citizens

  • Steven Leahy

    Well, it’s the christianist thing to do! Punish poor people who are just trying to get by and improve their lives – and then go to church with a clear conscience.

  • Homo Erectus

    Pure. Evil.

  • sword

    We should block ‘our’ (Federal) money being sent to Arkansas. They just feed out the national trough. More Federal money going into most Red states than being paid back in taxes. Bunch of ‘welfare bums’.

  • Oh, so does this mean we’ll be seizing all the money that Americans try to hide in offshore accounts as well?

  • stuckinthewoods

    I read a fair amount on slavery. A name that came up as a major slaveholder is Col. C. C. Huckabee, who used many slaves in mines in northern Alabama to supply the burgeoning iron industry developing around Birmingham. Not all that far from Arkansas really, …..although Huckabee is such a common last name, don’t you think?

  • kaydenpat

    It’s an unworkable plan.

  • fuzzybits
    • fuzzybits

      Ooops.

  • OculusVeritas

    Lovely Partnership: Religious fanatic partners with bombastic psychopath in narcissistic bliss.

  • DonnaLee

    Mike who?

  • thesunnysideofthestreet

    I guess to preventing people from supporting their families the christian thing to do.

    • coram nobis

      Well, yes, and as a Christian minister he knows that taking money from the poor to build walls is very Christ-like.

  • Dorismjacobs4

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