Leading the charge on this front is Mike Huckabee. When Davis was released from prison yesterday Huckabee was there to celebrate with the law-breaking clerk as she came onto the stage to the blaring sound of Survivor's 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger." Yes, you read that correctly. The theme song from the movie Rocky III. Watch it here. (The word on the street is that Survivor was not happy with Huckabee's choice of music).
Huckabee is using Davis to give his presidential campaign a boost. (Apparently his campaign workers kept Ted Cruz away from the rally so the Texas senator could not take any of the credit for Davis's release).
Davis has become an icon for the Christian Right. The GOP candidates with strong connections to the evangelical community cannot stay away from this story. Davis just might become the "Joe the Plumber" of this election cycle. Stay tuned. I am guessing there will be a question about her during the next GOP debate.
But I digress.
What I really want to write about is the way Huckabee has drawn upon American history in his defense of Davis's illegal actions. He compares Davis's resistance to the Obergfell v. Hodges decision on same-sex marriage with Abraham Lincoln's supposed resistance to the Dred Scott vs. Sandford decision (1857) on slavery.
Unfortunately, this historical analogy does not work. Kevin Levin, proprietor of the excellent blog Civil War Memory, debunks Huckabee's shoddy use of the past. Here is a taste: