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Mike Huckabee is offering supporters a truly remarkable piece of campaign swag: In exchange for a donation, they can take their guns and shoot up a target marked with the word ‘Obamacare’!

“Let’s show President Obama we believe in the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment – not gun control,” Huckabee’s fundraising page says. “We stand opposed to his executive order AND his out-of-control Washington policies.”

“Donate $25 and receive a pack of three targets for your next trip to the range.”

In addition to the Obamacare target pictured above (which depicts the president’s name and the “O” campaign logo) Huckabee is also offering donors the chance to shoot Common Core education standards — which are not Obama’s policies at all, but began as an initiative of the states to synchronize their school curricula. (Obama has supported Common Core, and created financial incentives to adopt it. And so the right wing has turned it into another bogeyman.)

Friendly apple for the teacher?

Friendly apple for the teacher?

And there is also the large and complicated federal tax code, which Huckabee wants to replace with a regressive national retail sales tax as the federal government’s primary source of income.

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It’s perhaps worth noting that if some hypothetical Huckabee supporter were to use these targets but then suffer an injury — perhaps due to a lack of proper education in the physical sciences — their medical aid would be protected by Obamacare, which might in turn help them to get a tax refund.

(Hat tip Zeke Miller)

Outside the Supreme Court in Washington after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing

Photo by ehpien / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Of course we're crying. A woman who held us all up for so, so long has finally laid down her burden after the literal fight of a lifetime. We're hurting. We're afraid. We miss her already.

But Republicans are already celebrating the death of pioneering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an opportunity. Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to act quickly to confirm whatever nominee he puts forward. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is contemplating whether a no-witnesses impeachment can be topped with a no-hearings confirmation. Ted Cruz is thinking about nothing except what he won't be wearing under that black robe. Tom Cotton is speeding through his collection of KKK-approved all-white handkerchiefs mopping up all of the drool. And Josh Hawley is … probably shooting something.

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