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Mike Huckabee: The Final 'Strange' Lecture of President Obama

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Friday, 20 Jan 2017 11:42 AM

Mike Huckabee says President Barack Obama used his final question-and-answer session with reporters to lecture Americans.

"During his final press conference, President Obama again took a swipe at voter ID laws, a strange choice considering the key role he's played in stoking suspicions that the recent presidential election wasn't legitimate," the former Arkansas governor said Friday on his Facebook page.

"He implied that having to show a photo ID before voting was an attempt to suppress the minority vote and compared it to slavery and Jim Crow laws. He also said the U.S. was the only advanced nation that requires voters to show ID.

"That's only true if you consider Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway (to name but a few) to be unadvanced nations."

Huckabee — who sought the GOP presidential nomination last year before dropping out and throwing his support behind president-elect Donald Trump — called it "appropriate" that Obama's final press conference included what was a "hallmark" of his administration.

"[That is] disapprovingly lecturing Americans about something that most disagree with him about. Gallup found that about 80 percent of Americans favor voter ID laws, and that even includes 63 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of minorities," Huckabee said.

"The idea that having to obtain an ID puts an intolerable burden on voters is bizarre, considering that in this day and age, NOT having an ID would be an intolerable burden. A Google search turns up a number of lists of things (other than voting!) that require showing an ID.

"They include: picking up a prescription; applying for unemployment, welfare, public housing, Medicare or Social Security; buying, renting or driving a car; getting onto an airplane; renting a P.O. box; buying alcohol or tobacco; getting married; checking into a hotel; buying a gun; adopting a pet; buying an M-rated video game; and on and on.

Huckabee added that in some stores, IDs are required to buy spray paint or nail polish.

"In fact, these days, if you don't have ID, I hope you really get a kick out of voting, because that's about the only thing you're going to be able to do without a photo ID," he said.

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