December 8, 2017


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Today's Commentary:  Parody letter seems all too real -- Jobs, jobs -- Liberals -- Investigating Planned Parenthood -- Trent Franks resigns -- The Lord's Prayer -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries


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On Wednesday, just for grins, I posted a parody letter to special counsel Robert Mueller from Jeannie Rhee, who had just been exposed as someone with huge legal and political ties to Hillary Clinton. It was a mocked-up cover letter for Rhee’s resume and job application, outlining her “qualifications” for working with the special counsel investigating President Trump. The “letter” was a very pointed joke, written to highlight the massive inappropriateness of someone with her background being hired to investigate Trump. But what happened next was a surprise: from their comments back to me (I always read them), I could see that many people did not recognize the piece as satire and thought it was a real letter.


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Jobs, jobs

By Mike Huckabee

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that despite the hit from the hurricane damage in Texas and Florida, the economy added 228,000 new payroll jobs in November.  That’s 28,000 more than economists predicted.  Unemployment held at 4.1%, which is a 17-year low.  Even better, the BLS reports that 31,000 manufacturing jobs were created in November (those jobs that were “never coming back”), while manufacturing sector unemployment fell to a record-low 2.6%.  The payroll company ADP pegs the number of new manufacturing jobs in November at 40,000, the highest number since they started issuing their reports in 2002.  Finally, over 160 million Americans are now working, the largest number in US history. 

Okay, enough of this unimportant nonsense.  We now return you to the 24/7 coverage of last year’s election, forever in progress... 


Investigating Planned Parenthood

By Mike Huckabee

Finally, Washington launches a long-overdue investigation of something worth investigating.  Thursday, the Justice Department sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee asking for unredacted records related to the committee’s previous investigation of Planned Parenthood’s sale of fetal tissues.  In 2016, the Committee investigated allegations that the group illegally sells tissues and body parts of aborted babies for profit and found enough evidence to recommend that the FBI start an investigation -- which under Obama’s DOJ was never going to happen.  As we saw in California, government officials (some of whom receive major support from Planned Parenthood) and liberal judges are willing to impose gag orders and send people to prison to keep any evidence from coming to light.  

Planned Parenthood currently gets about half a billion dollars of our tax money every year.  If they are credibly accused of engaging in practices that are both illegal and barbaric, then there is no reason why they shouldn’t be subject to investigation to determine whether it’s true.  It’s long past time to stop letting them hide behind the façade of simply providing “women’s health services” while keeping us in the dark about what really goes on.  Turn on the lights and let’s see if any rats go scurrying to hide.   


Federal judge rules against churches

By Mike Huckabee

Thursday, a federal judge ruled that FEMA can effectively discriminate against churches in providing emergency aid relief following natural disasters.  The case involves three Texas evangelical churches that suffered heavy damage in the recent storms and flooding.  The judge upheld FEMA’s policy of refusing emergency rebuilding aid to any nonprofit that uses more than 50% of its property for religious purposes, which means any church. 

But churches are usually at the forefront of helping the local community in times of disaster, providing more food, clothing, shelter and other help to victims than any other charity organization.  They are expected to open their doors to help support the community in time of need, but the government slams the door in their faces when they need help to rebuild.

Fortunately, this is only a denial of the churches’ request for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to relieve them immediately from the aid exclusion policy.  The battle over whether it’s unconstitutional to discriminate against churches will go on.  Let’s hope that the Supreme Court Justices will be wise enough to understand that the ban on establishing an official government religion doesn’t mean treating all churches as if they’re second-class citizens.


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Trent Franks resigns

By Mike Huckabee

Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks announced his resignation from the House over alleged misconduct involving female staffers.  Ordinarily, I’d weigh in on this, but to be honest, this is one of the strangest tales I’ve heard in a long time.  Nobody seems quite sure what happened here.  I think I’ll just let you read it for yourself and debate whether this was sexual harassment, an inappropriate discussion topic for mixed company, TMI (too much information) or expecting staffers to perform duties waaaaay outside their job description. 



The Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis wants to change the wording of the Lord’s Prayer.  He says that the famous phrase, “Lead us not into temptation” is a bad translation that makes it sound as if God may lead us into temptation and we’re asking Him not to.  He says it should be something like, “Do not let us fall into temptation,” which puts the fault on us humans. 

Good point, but asking me to remember new words to the Lord’s Prayer at this stage of life is sort of like asking Tony Bennett to remember to change his lyrics to “I Left My Heart in San Diego.”


Additional Commentaries

California is China dreaming

Pearl Harbor

A "gift to the rich"

Eric Holder bloviates

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  • Kathy Wingate

    12/09/2017 02:14 PM

    Planned Parenthood doesn't need our money as long as they're making money selling body parts....they should have to make a choice. As long as they're selling body parts, no Fed. money. The Cancer Society along with local hospitals will help women get mammograms. Planned Parenthood needs to stop their barbaric practices.

  • Denise A Wright

    12/09/2017 02:01 AM

    AMEN Governor Huckabee to your commentary about the evil and vile Planned Parenthood that OUR tax dollar funds to murder innocent unborn babies in the womb. Thankful to the Lord that He is allowing the light to expose this corrupt organization. Prayers for this abomination to the Lord to be stopped forever.

  • Wm David Moyer

    12/08/2017 07:28 PM

    I read your Lord's Prayer commentary about Pope Francis wanting to change the translation and I am suprised that the thought I had did not occur to a Pastor like yourself: Did God not harden Pharoah's heart? Is that not virtually the same as leading Pharoah into temptation? It seems to me God uses sin and its consequences to help shape us into better people. After all God created all things - thus sin is part of his plan. Perhaps one of the more important parts. Without the consequeces of sin how would we ever reach a place where we would choose him over our own selfish desires? While we should not test God - except in our giving as instructed - he has the full right to test us and I believe does so in an effort to help us. Thus I reject Pope Francis' translation in favor of understanding God's true nature. A God who will do what is necessary to redeem us, rather than hold to piousness.

  • Donald Buchholz

    12/08/2017 05:27 PM

    I read your news letter. Good stuff to say the least.
    I've often thought about the Lord's Prayer and that particular phrase "Lead us not into temptation."
    Then one day I realized, we weak humans don't want to be lead into temptation because it is too great and will fall victim to the temptation.
    We are to be strong and resist the temptation, but being human we fail.
    This Pope is weak, he wants an easy way out, with everything.
    I think he is being manipulated some way or the other.

    Don Buchholz

  • Andrea Lynn-Rodgers

    12/08/2017 12:50 PM

    I really appreciate your newsletter and views. Thanks Governor. I must say that I am so sick of endless investigations and the enormous amount of our money invested in them. We never get any answers, all giving testimony "cannot discuss this matter in this setting" (meaning so that all Americans can hear the truth) and they feed on and nourish each other. Hillary goes free, Flynn gets royally persecuted, and "innocent until proven guilty" has become a joke. Elections have more Democratic votes cast than their are registered voters (Detroit), and the average American is treated as if they have no ability to think for themselves so we need endless media commentary. Cannot even find a news station anymore - just commentary stations. How can we ever get out from under this corruption of our government, the media, and our politicians? Do you really think there is any hope, Governor Huckabee? But thanks for all you do, sir, to try and bring out the truth.