January 6, 2019


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Today's Commentary --- How refreshing: a no-nonsense approach to border security -- “Huckabee” preview -- #1 issue -- Electoral college update -- Those nutty PC police -- President Trump's press conference-- Your Friday Fake News -- Fifty shades of politics: my friendship with Dick Morris --- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


Thanks so much for all the great responses to “Trump’s Wall:  So don’t call it Trump’s, and don’t call it a wall.”  My readers are obviously just as sick as I am of the semantic games being played by our duplicitous political class.  (And, yes, to answer one letter writer, I was very much aware of the alternate meaning of the bureaucratic doublespeak term “impenetrable fabrication”; we hear those every day in DC and will continue to hear many more, especially during the next couple of years.)

Many of you had recommendations for Trump, some of which he has tried, with certain mid-level courts stopping him by repeatedly overstepping their bounds and keeping his constitutional powers in highly unconstitutional check.  (It’s amazing how Trump’s opponents manage to find new and creative ways to keep him from simply doing his job as President.)  Coming as our President did from a background in real estate and construction, he likely never dreamed it would be so hard to construct a doggone wall.  You have a problem, you need a wall, you build it, right?  You get it designed, you get the money (a pittance when compared with the staggering federal budget), and you just build it.


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“Huckabee" preview

By Mike Huckabee

Join me tonight on TBN for the very first “Huckabee” of the New Year, and what a way to kick off 2019!  I’ll visit with Millennial pro-life leader Lila Rose.  Financial adviser Chris Hogan will tell you the millionaires’ own secrets for amassing wealth. You’ll laugh yourself limp at Dan Whitehurst, a hilarious comic with a very unusual background.  I’ll have serious commentary plus some goofy news “In Case You Missed It.”  Finally, brace yourself to get all shook up as we celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday with two men who knew and worked closely with the King: gospel singer Terry Blackwood and guitar legend James Burton.  They’ll rock the house in honor of Elvis, with a special surprise guest bass player trying to keep up.

Don’t miss a minute of it!  It’s coming your way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, only on TBN. To find the TBN channel in your local area and to stream previous episodes of “Huckabee,” visit



#1 issue

By Mike Huckabee

According to a new AP/NORC poll, immigration is the #1 issue Americans think the government needs to work on this year.  So the newly-elected Democratic House immediately swung into action by passing its very first bill: a measure to force President Trump to turn over 10 years’ worth of his personal tax returns to the government. 

Just on a side note, this shows the jaw-dropping ignorance of leftists when it comes to the way business people do taxes.  Do they seriously think that Trump stays up all night, making out his own 1040 form, perhaps by the light of a single stingy candle, as he carefully hides chicanery among the deductions? 

Reality check: he’s a billionaire who heads dozens of corporations.  His tax form is probably as long as the New York phone book (largely thanks to the byzantine tax laws created and defended to the death by liberals) and is made out by a battalion of lawyers and accountants he never sees.  Do they think he even reads it?  If he signs it, it’s probably with an Autopen. 

I’ve argued for years before Trump came on the scene that no politician should ever hand over his or her personal tax forms.  Everything the government needs to know about a candidate’s finances is shown much more clearly on the financial disclosure forms that are already required by law.  Handing over personal tax forms does nothing but invade their family’s privacy and give political opponents a handy weapon for personal attacks, which is why the House Democrats really want this. 

It is nice of them, though, to make it so abundantly clear to voters on Day One exactly what their priorities really are.


Electoral college update

By Mike Huckabee

Speaking of Democratic priorities, another first-day issue for them was introducing a doomed Constitutional Amendment to eliminate the Electoral College.  They call it “outdated” because Hillary Clinton and Al Gore won the popular vote but not the Electoral College vote.  Of course, the next time a Democrat loses the popular vote but would have won the Electoral College vote, they’ll be screaming to bring it back.

I’ve written this so many times, I could just cut and paste it, but once more with feeling: the Electoral College worked exactly the way it was supposed to work in 2016.  Hillary Clinton counted on the popular vote in a handful of solid blue states to hand her the presidency, and she ignored other states where Americans felt their concerns weren't being represented in Washington.  That’s exactly why we have the Electoral College, and it’s the genius of the system the Founders created.  Everybody knew it was an Electoral vote race going in, and if Hillary failed to take that into account when planning her campaign, then she's too dumb to be President, which I seriously doubt.

The proper response to this amendment is “You lost. Get over it. You claimed you wanted this job, now start showing you’re serious about doing it like an adult.  If not, then you won’t love the popular vote so much in 2020 when it overwhelmingly throws you out of office.”




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Those nutty PC police

By Mike Huckabee 

You know the New York Times editors are engaged in a hunt for things to be offended about with a super-sized magnifying glass when they issue a preemptive apology over a word in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle that even they admit wasn’t meant to be offensive.  It’s a baseball term that, if taken in a completely different way, might also be an obscure racial term that most people have never even heard of.  Jim Treacher at PJ Media has the full ridiculous story.

Treacher also mentions this story, about a conservative media figure being suspended from Twitter for making a joke about Brussels sprouts.  Maybe the Twitter PC Patrol thought it might be offensive to Greens from Brussels.

Say, does anyone know an eight-letter word meaning “political correctness in 2019” that starts with “i” and ends with “s-a-n-i-t-y”? 


President Trump's press conference

By Mike Huckabee

President Trump held a surprise press conference Friday to highlight the need for border security and Congressional Democrats’ preference to shut down the government rather than fund it.  When he could get a word in between the hostile reporters there to represent the Democrats, he introduced some people whose opinions on the need for stronger border security were a lot harder to heckle.

Note to Sen. Romney: This is what it looks like when a Republican fights back against his critics, taking the battle to their own turf of media optics, instead of rolling over and letting their version of events become the story.



Your Friday Fake News:

By Mike Huckabee

Liberal media outlets are spending a lot of time and energy slamming conservatives for allegedly bullying “Democratic” Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over a video of her dancing on a rooftop when she was a college student that appeared online.  But when Conservative Tribune tried to find all these alleged conservative meanies, they could come up with snarky comments from only two obscure Twitter accounts.  It appears that 99.99999999% of conservatives either never saw the video, saw it and didn’t think it worthy of comment, or more likely, figured there are far more pertinent things to criticize.

This created the unique situation of a gang of media liberals launching an unfair personal attack on conservatives for allegedly launching an unfair personal attack on a liberal that they didn’t really launch.

If liberal media figures are really that desperate to take the public’s attention away from the fantastic December jobs numbers, the Democrats shutting down the government rather than compromising to improve border security, and the newly-empowered House Democrats beclowning themselves with partisan hysteria, then I know a story they could cover about a bunch of nasty partisan hacks cruelly, unfairly and relentlessly attacking a woman in the most petty personal terms.  But since the woman is Melania Trump and they’re the nasty partisan hacks, I doubt they’d be interested.


Fifty shades of politics: my friendship with Dick Morris

By Mike Huckabee

Dick has self-published a new book, Fifty Shades of Politics.  Its an autobiographic collection of a hundred very short stories and anecdotes from his political career.  Some are funny, some insightful, some thought-provoking. Some are just provoking!

Not in bookstores but available through  $13.99 for a paperback. $10.99 for kindle.  Great read and a lot of fun!



Evening Edition - January 4

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse

"That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love."

– Ephesians 3:16-17

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  • Denise A Wright

    01/08/2019 01:15 AM

    Governor Huckabee, my husband and I really appreciate your newsletters and look forward to them each day.
    I just have to say in regards to your witty comment in the commentary of #1 Issue...
    "Just on a side note, this shows the jaw-dropping ignorance of leftists when it comes to the way business people do taxes. Do they seriously think that Trump stays up all night, making out his own 1040 form, perhaps by the light of a single stingy candle, as he carefully hides chicanery among the deductions?" ...was priceless. I hadn't laughed so hard in several days.
    Thank you for keeping up the great work, and helping keep us who love our country, family and God a little more sane in this very mixed up world we live in. God bless you and your family.

  • Lee Mar Zarr

    01/07/2019 12:10 PM

    This is NOT about a "wall/fence" per se'. However, it is about having people pay over $70.00 + a month to KEEP their phones "TURNED-OFF to prevent getting 15--20+ robo/telemarketing calls A DAY...the wall/fence that these scammers have created virtually makes the FCC/ICC and the Federal Consumer Protection as worthless as a "screen door on a submarine." The only thing more WORTHLESS is CONgress!!!

  • Dave Edwards

    01/06/2019 05:20 PM

    With the Dems crying that we don't need a wall but just border security. I wonder how many Dems has actually went to the border and talked to the border agents and experience first hand what they are up against. Could you see Nancy or Chuck put on jeans and boots and walk along the border and let them get rocks thrown at them where if there was a wall the rocks wouldn't reach them. If they are so against walls ehy do they have walls around their homes. They want to keep criminals, theifs out of their homes but they won't stop criminals and theifs from coming into this country along with the drugs that are killing our youth millennials. I'd say if they don't want the walk at southern border then need NO wall around their homes. They want safety for their family but has no regard for the rest of every day Legal US citizens and their safety. I know us Christians aren't supposed to think this way it may take an illegal to kill Nancy's or Schumm r loved to be killed and they MAY I say MAY change their tune. It has to him home to effect them.

  • Joseph M. Stonelake

    01/06/2019 12:41 PM

    I offer no apology for what I am posting, for this is truly how I feel. This is my opinion, not a debate. If you disagree or find my position offensive, I'm perfectly fine with that. Feel free to unfriend me if we cannot agree to disagree. I won't debate or argue my beliefs.
    I have lived through several United States Presidents prior to our current President Trump. In my lifetime, I have never seen nor heard of a President scrutinized over every word he speaks, humiliated by the public to the point of disgrace, slandered, ridiculed, insulted, lied to/about, threatened with death, had his wife and our First Lady disrespected, & his minor child insulted, threatened & harassed.
    I am ashamed and saddened by the ruthless, meanspirited, hateful, cruel, biased people who display themselves as having no civic pride, morals, ethics, decency or respect for our country's traditions and values. My elders and teachers taught me many yrs ago to respect our President, whether I voted for them or not. All the news stations & reporters who feel they have the right to perpetuate blatant lies and fabricate "facts" for a "good story" are dividing our country beyond belief. Many only report the negative "news" and never the accomplishments of our President. If people do not research everything put out by the MSM, they are left to believe all the hate mongering news. This is leading to so much intolerance that I feel we are nearing the brink of a civil war! No other President that took the oath of office has been on the news 24/7, scrutinized for their every word, facial expression, decision, handshake, what he eats... NO, he is not perfect, far from it! No President or person is, including you and I!!!!! Yes, he makes stupid comments and doesn't use the flowery language of a "professional politician". However, I believe he truly loves the United States of America and works tirelessly to make things better for us all. He is very different than what we've become accustomed to, thank goodness. The people who would rather see our country fail than help him do his job need to stop. I was always taught "If you can't be part of the solution then at least don't be part of the problem". I personally want our President Donald Trump, as I did his predecessors, to succeed. To hope for failure is INSANE. United we stand; divided we fall.
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