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On the somber 75th anniversary of D-Day, leaders from all over the world gathered on Thursday to commemorate the invasion that saw allied forces begin to liberate France from Nazi control, beginning with storming the beaches of Normandy.

Despite the scores of soldiers who died during the invasion, and the complex history that's happened since, Republican Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee couldn't help but make a snide comment about German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) went after Congresswoman-elect Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Twitter Sunday, poking fun at Ocasio-Cortez for comparing her election victory to the 1969 Moon landing.

"We've done what we thought was impossible," Ocasio-Cortez said at an event hosted by the Sunshine Movement on Friday. “We went to the moon. We electrified the nation. We established civil rights. We enfranchised the country. We dig deep, and we did it. We did it when no one else thought that we could. That's what we did when so many of us won an election this year.”

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At a Fox News debate in August, Mike Huckabee claimed that, as President, he would invoke the protections of the 5th and 14th Amendment on behalf of fetuses in order to prevent women from having abortions. Later, at the Family Research Council’s Annual Value Voters Summit in September, Huckabee argued that defunding Planned Parenthood simply does not go far enough. Reinforcing the promise he made in August, Huckabee thundered “[i]t’s called the Fifth Amendment, that says that there will be due process before you deprive a person of life and liberty. As president, we will evoke the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment. We will protect human life.”

Mike Huckabee. Credit: Source.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has made a name for himself as the GOP’s most socially liberal candidate. For instance, while Kasich has made it known that he supports what the right refers to as “traditional marriage,” he has been quoted as saying that he supports civil unions for same sex couples. And in a recent interview with Fox News, Kasich argued that--with regard to Kim Davis--the GOP has “bigger fish to fry in terms of the whole issue of faith.” Essentially, he believes that the Davis controversy and similar Christian conservative conniptions do a great deal more harm to religious causes than good -- and he’s probably right. According to Kasich,

“[w]e have a lot of young people that have walked away from, or are confused or uncertain about personal faith. . . . when young people, or people who are looking at what is religion all about, what is faith all about -- when they see dust-ups like this, my concern is they would go the other way and say, 'Look, I don't want anything to do with that.”

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SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVE

Yes, he may be little more than an ultra-conservative ideologue. Yes, he may only be running to maintain enough political relevance to get paid. And yes, he did stand next to the new darling of the conservative fringe, Kim Davis, clasping her hand as if in a religious revival as they blared “Eye of the Tiger” after she was released from jail.

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SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVES

During the GOP debate/dogmatic jubilee earlier this month, Mike Huckabee (a.k.a. the other hate-mongering Presidential hopeful--not to be confused with the infamous Trump) seized an opportunity to pontificate about the military’s purpose; he did so, however, at the expense of transgender service members. According to Huckabee:

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