Evening Edition - February 9

February 9, 2019

I’m writing this week from Israel; but don’t worry, just before I left, I shot a brand new episode of “Huckabee” for you to enjoy tonight on TBN.  We’ll talk border security with international security expert Joseph M. Humire, and terrorism with FrontPage magazine’s Jamie Glazov. The stars of the inspiring new film, “Palau The Movie” will give us a sneak peak.  Johnny and June Carter Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, will share some Cash family memories and a favorite recipe of the Man in Black.  Multi-Grammy-winning bassist Victor Wooten will absolutely amaze you. And I’ll offer my comments on both the serious “Facts of the Matter” in the news, and the goofy news, “In Case You Missed It.” 

All this and more fun and surprises are coming your way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, repeated at the same times on Sunday, only on TBN.  To find your local TBN channel and stream previous episodes online, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

 

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is under increased pressure to resign after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexually assaulting her when they were students at Duke University.  This woman’s attorney says she was enraged at the attempts to slander his first accuser.  She also released emails and Facebook messages to prove she had talked about the alleged rape with friends years ago, so it’s not inspired by recent publicity.  Fairfax denied it, claiming it’s part of a “vicious and coordinated smear campaign,” and refused to resign.

https://wtkr.com/2019/02/08/second-woman-accuses-lt-gov-fairfax-of-sexual-assault-calls-for-his-resignation/

Among Democrats calling on Fairfax to step down are a number of US House members from Virginia, the state legislature’s Black Caucus, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Senators and Presidential hopefuls Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren.

But the situation in Virginia is very tough for Democrats because it shows what happens when situational ethics run afoul of complicated and contradictory situations.  So let’s try to untangle this Gordian knot for them:


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Using the same standard Democrats applied to then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, any woman who accuses a man of sexual assault must be believed, and even if the man professes his innocence, he should shut up, step down and take his punishment because all men have it coming (thank you, Sen. Mazie Hirono.)  But that seemed to apply only to Republican men, since Democrats elected Keith Ellison as Attorney General of Minnesota just last November, despite domestic violence allegations.  And of course, Bill Clinton is in the “Democrats Who Wiggled Out of Sexual Assault Charges” Hall of Fame. 

But in this case, with the rise of the MeToo movement, the seriousness and detail of the charges, and the lack of political motivation by the accusers, Democrats feel under heavy pressure to demand Fairfax’s resignation.  But here’s complication #2: both the Governor and Attorney General are also under pressure to resign because they wore (or allegedly wore) blackface makeup at parties when they were college students in the ‘80s.  That's the kind of PC charge of violating a current taboo that didn’t exist 40 years ago, but we’re talking about Democrats here, and their moral standards change and “evolve” faster than their interpretations of the Constitution.

Yet another complication: if all three men are forced to resign, the next in line for the Governor’s seat is Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox. That would violate the one and only immutable rule of morality for Democrats: “Never willingly give up power.”  That leaves many virtue-signaling Democrats in the uncomfortable position of arguing that two white guys who wore blackface should stay in office, but the black Lt. Governor should step down, even though he’s professing his innocence and hasn’t been charged or convicted.  No matter what stand they take, they can be accused of either hypocrisy, racism, sexism or putting politics above justice. 

This is why it’s better to be a Christian conservative: you have a set of moral standards that doesn’t change with each situation, so you don’t run into these kinds of conflicts.  For instance:

I argued that Brett Kavanaugh deserved due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.  I’d argue the same for Fairfax, even though his politics are diametrically opposed to mine. If he denies the allegations but there’s convincing evidence, then let him be charged.  If convicted, he will have to step down.  If not, but he’s lost the voters’ trust, then they can remove him at the next election. 

As for the other two: the blackface was a poor choice -- although there might be mitigating circumstances: it’s possible the costumes in the Northam photo were juvenile attempts to mock racist stereotypes, and Attorney General Mark Herring was only 19 at the time and meant it as a tribute to his favorite rapper, Kurtis Blow.  They were young and immature, times change, and a heartfelt apology for their youthful stupidity might be enough to satisfy most people. I say that even though it would keep Democrats in power, and I’d say it for a Republican, too, even though it always seems to be Democrats who have blackface makeup or a KKK robe in their closets.

Finally, having a moral code based on the Bible rather than PC fads and political expedience, I think Northam should still step down -- because anyone who endorses letting a baby struggle for its life while the parents and abortion doctors stand around debating whether to save it or not is a reprehensible monster who doesn’t deserve to hold any public office with power over the lives of others.  It’s a shame that point has been completely buried by all these other issues, but I suspect the media have emphasized the other issues over it deliberately -- and with great relief at having anything else to talk about other than the Democrats’ embrace of infanticide. 

And speaking of that: How far has the Democratic Party fallen when its elected Representatives refuse to go on record as to whether or not they support infanticide?

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-steve-scalise-dares-dems-protect-babies-leadership-instantly-cuts-runs/

 

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In the South, we joke that if someone sees a stupid and self-destructive action and wants to outdo it, he says, “Hold muh beer!”  Well, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam just gave us a literal illustration of the “Hold muh beer!” scenario.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/northam-says-hes-not-in-racist-picture-because-hes-left-handed-while-men-in-kkk-blackface-are-right-handed

 

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If you want to see why so few Americans have any respect anymore for office holders in Washington, or if you missed last weekend’s professional wrestling matches and need a fix, then read this story about the House hearing Friday to question Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, who probably won’t even be in office for more than another week.  Democrats postured, posed, preened and pounded their chests like WWE wannabes, embarrassing not only themselves but the American governmental system in front of the world.  It reminded me of those news clips from Asian nations where parliamentary sessions erupt into brawls. 

I would say this to Gerald Nadler, Sheila Jackson Lee and all the rest who seem so intent on demanding that Robert Mueller never be fired, or in any way held to account; that he, in effect, be treated as a one-man fourth branch of government, superior to the other three with no checks or balances whatsoever:

If he hasn’t been fired already, after stacking his investigation with known lying, partisan political hacks; blowing millions of taxpayer dollars investigating a conspiracy for which there is zero evidence; violating virtually every rule of proper prosecutorial conduct; turning a blind eye to the use of tainted and unvetted “evidence” to obtain FISA warrants under false pretenses; and wasting taxpayer money to stage an elaborate, irresponsible and over-the-top mafia-style, guns-drawn, pre-dawn raid for the TV cameras on a 66-year-old man and his hearing-impaired wife; then what makes you think there’s any outrage he could pull that would get him fired?  No matter how corrupt, partisan, dishonest, self-aggrandizing or disdainful of the law he may be, he’s obviously never going to get the heave-ho from his job that he richly deserves.  So relax: his place in Washington is just as safe as yours is.   

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/room-erupts-acting-ag-shuts-chairman-mueller-questioning-5-minutes/

 

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Today in Socialism:  Chicago officials plan the test the theory that they’ve allowed the city to get so bad that you couldn’t pay people to live there. 

https://abc7chicago.com/5127392/

 

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Conservative writers are still enjoying slicing and dicing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey’s “Green New Deal” that was posted online and quickly yanked after it was greeted with gales of laughter.  I think some writers might have literally laughed themselves silly.  Here’s an excerpt from Jonah Goldberg’s article, which was inspired by his love of cows in “Far Side” cartoons and his outrage over the GND’s proposal to eliminate “farting cows.”  Brace yourself:

“It would be udder chaos as each cow tried to be neither seen nor herd because the steaks would be so high. I know I’m milking this by butchering a very serious topic. I don’t want to steer you wrong, and I understand why you might have a beef with all of these puns that have moved pasture your lactose tolerance.” But “don’t have a cow.” 

https://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/green-new-deal-farting-cows/

 

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In the obituaries this week, former Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving Congress member in history (nearly six decades), passed away at home Thursday at 92. Dingell was one of the toughest Democratic partisans ever in Congress, and an early backer of universal health care.  But his method of intimidating visitors by mounting the head of a 500-pound boar in his office and telling them how he killed it with a pistol as it charged him would probably make many modern members of his party hit the fainting couch.   

https://www.westernjournal.com/ap-john-dingell-longest-serving-member-of-congress-dies-at-92/

Fellow Fox News commentator Bob Massi, an expert on law and real estate who was known to fans as “The Property Man,” died at home in Nevada Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.  He was 67.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bob-massi-real-estate-attorney-fox-news-legal-analyst-dead

And longtime film actor Albert Finney died Thursday in London at 82.  Finney grew up poor and remained humble.  Although he was compared to Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier, and had memorable roles in big hits such as “Skyfall,” he preferred small films, character parts and stage work to pursuing stardom.  He turned down the lead in “Lawrence of Arabia” and didn’t want the knighthood title of “Sir,” saying it “slightly perpetuates one of our diseases in England, which is snobbery.”  Even though he was nominated for Oscars five times, he declined to fly to L.A. and attend.  He said, “It seems silly to go over there and beg for an award.” Both his talent and his attitude will be sorely missed in Hollywood.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ap-british-actor-albert-finney-dies-at-82/

Our prayers and condolences go out to the families of all three men.

 

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  • Rose Schienle

    02/10/2019 08:53 PM

    My son in law is an ex con and today he is a loving husband to my daughter a Christian and a supervisor for a Christian roofing company. I believe everyone needs a second chance

  • Rose Schienle

    02/10/2019 08:49 PM

    My son in law is an ex con and today he is a loving husband to my daughter a Christian and a supervisor for a Christian roofing company. I believe everyone needs a second chance

  • Rose Schienle

    02/10/2019 08:47 PM

    My son in law is an ex con and today he is a loving husband to my daughter a Christian and a supervisor for a Christian roofing company. I believe everyone needs a second chance

  • Francesca Coppola

    02/10/2019 06:48 PM

    The Newark Star Ledger 01/27/19 posted that Brianna, a pregnant cow that jumped from a truck headed to slaughter last month, has inspired a piece of legislation "Briana's Law" that will make it illegal to kill a pregnant cow. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Benjle Wimberly (D) Passaic that would be a fourth degree crime that carries criminal and civil penalties including fines ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison. Briana had her calf, Winter, at Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue in Wantage. Just recently in NY, a bill was passed to allow human abortions even to end term, even after birth. What's wrong with our country to allow birth rescues for animals and death for infants at birth? The downward spiral is opening wider and faster. Forgive them Father, they know not what they do.

  • Amelia Little

    02/10/2019 01:23 PM

    Thanks for another great newsletter. I wait to read your newsletter to get the real facts instead of the hype that both democrat and some conservative sites spew out. If you read the headline, the information always sounds scandalous, but the article sometimes doesn't even reference what's in the headline--and what is there, one has to wonder about the veracity of the information.

    So, it looks like the Chicago test will only include 1,000 people getting that free $1,000 check every month? Or, maybe it's a different 1,000 each month? Because it seems like there are probably more than 1,000 people in a city of 2.7 million who would be appreciative of receiving that check. Wonder how they are chosen? Do they have to apply or someone in city hall has information on incomes of all Chicagoans and makes the decision? I know, stupid little detail, but that's kind of the things I get curious about.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    02/10/2019 09:26 AM

    when will Muller ever get to what WE ALL KNOW as truth: the DNC & Hitlery paid for the dossier that started the investigation in the 1st place? He's just not going there but definately knows it to be true. And, all three need to step down..whether 40 years ago or yesterday, that what they did was just not kosher as they would have hurt any and all people of color attending...They knew better.j

  • James Hoppe

    02/10/2019 09:02 AM

    i TRULY enjoyed the story of the COW's FARTING. Having been born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, with
    50 cows...Ms. Cortez should spend a couple hours during milking time and get the REAL picture, sounds and smell.Ho
    I've sold crop insurance to farmers for the last 25 years. AND...some with as many as 5,000 cows! How would she
    handle THOSE situations????? Good Lord help us...that that many illerates voted for her!!!! AND..then take she and Bernie to Venezuela for a month...to get THAT real picture!

  • vern bell

    02/10/2019 06:57 AM

    Just wondering what happened to the attorney that Jeff Sessions authorized in his place to investigate this "russian collusion " nonsense?
    Maybe he should be the hero in this madness, ( and expense ) as just the sound of silence proves there is nada , but then again it would nice to hear it !!
    Just wondering too why this border wall was never built when Paul Ryan and most other "democrates" approved over 50 billion for it?
    OH - just wondering if anyone is operating an abortion industry for dogs / cats with the same "standards" as for humans!!! How much do they get from the gov. and support from the lib press? EVIL this abortion lie is !! not my words but Gods own - " Consider and examine how bitter and evil it is when you forsake the Lord your God and have NO AWE OF ME " - America.
    thanks

  • Jonathan fletcher

    02/10/2019 06:50 AM

    Albert Finley also played a blind, aged John Newton in Amazing Grace.

  • Kathryn Holpp

    02/10/2019 05:48 AM

    The democrats are for abortion. They are now for murdering full term babies. They are anti America and anti Christian. which is way more horrible than something stupid they did 35 years ago and I feel that everyone everywhere should be putting this out there non stop. and Mike, I love your newsletters and I appreciate you and your daughter and prayers for you all, always.

  • Elaine humphrey

    02/10/2019 03:20 AM

    The first thing on your evening news tonight is an advertisement to donate to a stop45fascism site. They want money to stop our President. Does your staff proof read who is advertising on your page?

  • Cynthia Rasmussen

    02/10/2019 02:57 AM

    I really appreciate your honesty and courage as expressed in your column and thought you might enjoy this little piece of trivia. We’re conservatives in Washington State, a rarity, and we remember when Patty Murray ran for her current seat in the US Senate. Her campaign motto was “the mom in tennis shoes”. Last week we noticed her proudly standing front and center next to Chucky Schumer in a news conference by the Dems proudly supporting the new law in New York allowing infanticide to be legal. What hypocrisy!!

  • Sister Donna Brendle-Parrish

    02/10/2019 02:43 AM

    Prayers for the Finney family. ??
    He also was lead in '30s-'40s(??) 'Christmas Carol'...have on DVD (from VHS)...so many versions - I've even 'Mickey's Christmas Carol'.

  • Bob

    02/09/2019 11:14 PM

    Hi Governor,
    I love your show and your daughter.
    Here is a bill board I would like to see...
    Picture the face of Nancy P, Bernie S, Beto O'Roroke, AOC, Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters,
    Below the faces read " Is this the face of the new Democratic Party? "
    Then read "God, Help Us All"

    Bob

  • Dawn Street

    02/09/2019 10:14 PM

    Living in Virginia as a Conservative (Republican sometimes) Christian, I have to laugh at the conundrum the DemonRat Party is in at this time. Northram opened up his mouth about late term abortion and was attacked for it so then they brought out the black face/KKK picture from his yearbook to distract from his foible about abortion. That really snowballed and he admitted it was him in the picture and then thought better of his decision and denied it. Now the people say they can't trust him to lead.

    Fairfax was preening and fawning and ready to assume the Governor's position and he got smacked down with a sexual assault charge that is credible. He denied it and said it was consensual but he also made the serious error of responding "F*** you B****"when told of the allegation. A different response would have counted for a lot. Then BOOM he got hit with the #2 allegation, also credible. And both women say they would have let it drop if... 1) he had not been in line to be governor, 2) he had not attacked the first victim and made the derogatory remarks about her.

    The AG, a Democrat as well, was in line to take the throne but he revealed he too had gone to a party in black face to honor his favorite rapper when he was 19. Another uproar and now a push to examine all the college yearbooks for all the politicians in VA to see who has appeared in black face or KKK robes.

    The Speaker, a Republican, Cox has wisely steered of all the confusion and is quietly attending to matters of the House.

    What is it with Virginia and black faces and white robes? I'm from Texas and I do not understand these politics!! But I do find it humorous. If the three were Republicans, they would have already resigned and the last guy standing, as long as he had not been in black face would be sworn in. It would not have taken this long. But this just shows us that they are all about power and control and not morality. They will have to sort this thing out and the nation's eyes - nay, the eyes of the whole world are upon them at this moment. Is this a false flag to distract us? Somehow, sacrificing their power and control in VA does not seem to be something they would be risking.

  • Sandra Blake

    02/09/2019 09:01 PM

    I enjoyed the cow puns in this day's edition!

  • Jeanette B Dubose

    02/09/2019 08:59 PM

    Feb 9 show tonight was very good. Prayers for Safe travels.

  • Ron Mullins

    02/09/2019 08:30 PM

    Thanks, another great newsletter....Goldberg's deal is off the charts.....

  • Anita Mae Barker

    02/09/2019 08:28 PM

    I don't know what to say there is so much going on. But, abortion must be struck down. Anita.....BLess you.

  • E. Colleen Anderson

    02/09/2019 08:09 PM

    I feel sad that women are attacking men regarding sexual advances or rape so many years after the alleged incident. Should there be a statute of limitations on time to report? It seems they only come forward at the opportune time to take a man down to get even. I know things happen, men the aggressor but at times women bring it on themselves. I so don't like our PC world, everyone is far too sensitive, I'm "old school" as Bill O'Reilly would say! Have a wonder visit in Israel.

  • clare trowbridge

    02/09/2019 07:08 PM

    When I was born in 1939, the war left many a U.S. hospital low on RH Negative blood; as a newborn I was dying and needed a blood transfusion. The Nix Hospital (San Antonio, TX) had none of my blood type, so our doctor, Dr. Pat Nixon, rolled up his sleeve and gave me his RH Negative blood and saved my life! I praise God for doctors who help others~ wow!

  • Sam L Kemp

    02/09/2019 06:49 PM

    Governor. Only have one quick observation Re the Acting AG testimony: In my humble (but most accurate) opinion the entire line of questioning had but one objective; to trip him up so that he could be charged with lying to Congress but he saw thru them and did a masterful job! Well done Mr. Attorney General!

  • Lois Yeager

    02/09/2019 06:30 PM

    RE: John Dingell, may he rest in peace
    Proving once again: old democrats never retire........??

  • Trish Larsen

    02/09/2019 06:19 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, I feel like I must be missing something here when it comes to people wanting to penalize the rich. I am a middle class citizen and was raised to work for my money. So what's wrong with rich people being rich? Haven't they earned it? And if you inherited it, how is that your own fault. NOBODY OWE'S ANYBODY ANYTHING!
    This whole thing just doesn't make any sense!

  • Toni DeFronzo

    02/09/2019 06:12 PM

    Your overview of the news is very much appreciated. I can no longer watch the national news stations. The one thing that I know for sure is that you can be trusted to tell the truth! That, coupled a little humor is rare and wonderful.