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Huckabee: Obama Should Listen to Chuck Schumer and 'Common Sense'

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By    |   Monday, 10 Aug 2015 02:18 PM

President Barack Obama should be listening to Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and others who oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, as they clearly understand the Iranian government and what it has been doing for the past 36 years, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Monday.

"He ought to listen to common sense, all of which would tell him you can't trust people who, for 36 years, have killed Americans, kidnapped Americans, broken every deal they ever made, and continue in the midst of negotiations to say we'll wipe Israel off the face of the map and bring death to America," the former Arkansas governor told Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

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On Thursday, Schumer, of New York, stunned liberals when he came out against the deal with Iran, saying that he believes Iran "will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power."

Huckabee on Monday called the Iranian leaders "crazy people," telling "Fox & Friends" that "you don't negotiate with people, especially a pyromaniac standing there with a can of gasoline and book of matches in his hand and not expect him to start a fire."

Huckabee continued that he has never seen a chief executive like Obama function in a way that "if he doesn't get his way, he just goes and wants to destroy everyone who disagrees with him."

As a leader for nearly 11 years, Huckabee said he has learned the value of reasoning together and doing negotiations in private through "secret, quiet, thoughtful meetings and find out you're not always right."

Opposition serves a purpose, he commented, and the founding fathers set up America's system of government through a system of governing with three branches of government, which allows checks and balances.

"This president thinks he was anointed king," said Huckabee. "I don't know where his crown is but this is frustrating. Chuck Schumer is an honorable guy. When it comes to issues in the Middle East, no one is a more staunch supporter of Israel. I know this was painful for Schumer because he would like to be a party guy and go along but it was an act of statesmanship not an act of blind partisanship and we need more of that in Washington right now."

Also on Monday's program, Huckabee spoke about the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, saying that all the investigations have not addressed the root cause.

"This isn't about a skin problem; it's about a sin problem," said Huckabee. "When people don't believe that other people matter and start thinking some people matter more than others you end up with a result like this."

And on Sunday, when police critically wounded a young man while demonstrators were marking that anniversary, it was not going to end well, he continued.

"I think we need to get to the heart of this," said Huckabee. "It's not as much a police problem as it is a parenting problem. We all know there are some instances where maybe the police overreach, they overreact, but you cannot raise children to believe that the police are your enemy and then expect them not to have conflicts that end in horrible, horrible disasters like this."

Instead, if there is a problem with authority and a need to argue, "you do it in a courtroom once you have that established," he said. "This is horrible and totally unnecessary."

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President Barack Obama should be listening to Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and others who oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, as they clearly understand the Iranian government and what it has been doing for the past 36 years, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Monday.
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