Evening Edition - March 1

March 1, 2019 |

The two brothers who allegedly colluded with actor Jussie Smollett in allegedly staging an alleged fake hate crime have issued their first public statement.  It’s getting harder for Smollett’s lawyers to keep expressing outrage that their poor innocent client is being falsely accused.  Allegedly.

https://www.westernjournal.com/brothers-involved-jussie-smollett-situation-release-public-statement-tremendous-regret/

There’s been a lot of commentary about the closed door meeting of House Democrats where 26 moderates who voted with Republicans on a couple of issues were ordered by Nancy Pelosi never to do it again.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even claimed, in fine Stalinist fashion, that she was keeping “a list” of these enemies of the Party and would make sure they faced leftist primary challengers if they didn’t knuckle under and vote against their consciences (and the will of their constituents who elected them on their promise that they would be bipartisan moderates.) 

Some of the commentary centers on whether this represents the implosion and demise of the Democratic Party, with the out-of-control socialists staging the equivalent of a purge against the few remaining centrists.  If so, I hate to see it go.  I think a healthy two-party system is a good thing, as long as both parties are reasonable and put America’s interests ahead of growing their Party’s power.  I don’t want a one-party system, and if the Democratic Party does go full-bore socialist, I don’t want to see America destroyed by a lot of miseducated young people actually voting for free stuff and learning a harsh lesson about economic reality, a la Venezuela.


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So I’m going to make a suggest that I haven’t heard anyone else make yet.  Listen up, you 26 Democratic moderates who are being bossed around by a power-mad brat, like the kid in the “Twilight Zone” episode who threatened to send anyone who displeased him to the corn field.  You can end this right now, and I’ll tell you how in two simple words:

“Change parties.”

If you all switch to the GOP, this nightmare will end immediately. The House will instantly go from Democrat by 235-197 to Republican by 223-209. Adults will once again be back in charge of the gavel and the committees, necessary business will get done, and AOC and her fellow freshman socialist, racist and anti-Semitic agitators will be relegated to the kiddie table where they belong.  They can try challenging you with more leftist firebreathers in 2020, but by then, you’ll have a two-year record of bipartisan accomplishments to run on.  Besides, your voters elected you because you were moderates, remember? 

Go ahead, dare to cross over from the Dark Side.  A grateful America will thank you for it.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/ocasio-cortez-threatens-to-put-moderate-democrats-on-a-list-to-be-unseated

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From the “Some People Never Learn” Desk:  Michael Cohen is going to prison to lying to Congress.  But before he enters the Graybar Hotel, he decided to stop by Congress and testify again.  Now, he could be facing additional charges for lying to Congress in his second appearance before Congress to deny that he was lying to Congress this time.

https://www.westernjournal.com/cohen-accused-perjury-congressional-testimony-referred-attorney-general/

And here’s more evidence that he was lying to Congress, straight from the horse’s…mouth.

https://www.westernjournal.com/2016-cuomo-interview-suggests-cohen-lied-congressional-testimony/

Seriously, if you want to stand up in Congress and lie to America every time you open your mouth, do it the proper way: get elected first. 

 

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Having already embraced socialism and infanticide, some Democrats are focusing on yet another winning issue by calling for legalizing prostitution. Or as they prefer to call it, “sex work.”  As New York State Senator Julia Salazar puts it, “Sex work is work, and we need to start treating it as such.” 

This could be a case where the Democratic Party’s almost-daily shifting of moral standards could trip them up.  The hedonistic, “hands off my body/do your own thing/sex is personal and private” Democrats will defend legalizing prostitution at the same moment some prominent billionaires (who are already targeted for extinction by the Party’s young socialist firebrands) are getting arrested for patronizing massage parlors on grounds that they are exploiting women who may be forced to work there through human trafficking. 


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I imagine they’ll try to split the difference by arguing that if it were legal, it could be regulated to insure that people working in it were doing it voluntarily.  In fact, this could inadvertently be a good plan: Democrats have used regulations and taxes to destroy any number of legal businesses, from manufacturing to coal mining.  Maybe legalizing “sex work” and then putting Democrats in charge of regulating and taxing it the same way they do all other “work” will finally eradicate it.  If anything can actually destroy the world’s oldest profession, it’s liberal economic policies.

https://www.westernjournal.com/veronika-kyrylenko-new-york-democrats-slippery-slope-now-want-decriminalize-sex-work/

 

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I hate to intrude on all the very important Michael Cohen news on the 24-hour news channels, but there’s another minor story they might want to give a bit of attention to: a nuclear war might be about to break out.

https://www.westernjournal.com/india-pakistan-others-jets-leader-warns-nuclear-war/

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The Supreme Court heard arguments by a group of atheists seeking to force the removal of a large cross-shaped monument in Prince George’s County, Maryland, that was erected after World War I to honor the war dead.  They claim that this violates the separation of church and state.  Thankfully, most of the Justices did not seem inclined to separate common sense from the law and order that a 93-year-old piece of history memorializing fallen war heroes be knocked down to placate the plaintiffs.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/supreme-court-justices-appear-to-favor-allowing-memorial-shaped-like-a-cross-to-remain-on-public-land

A decision will come at the end of June.  Let’s hope it will not require that this and similar memorials to the war dead be removed all over America simply because a handful of atheists with way too much free time on their hands don’t like the shape of them, want to eradicate all vestiges of religion from US history and the public square, and think that associating a cross with the dead means the government is forcing every American to become a Christian.  Next, they’ll be claiming that the Pentagon is forcing citizens to become Pentecostals.   

I wish the Court would not only rule against these whiners but also order them to attend a showing of the new World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.”  Maybe that would give them some perspective on history, sacrifice and how microscopic their alleged problem is compared to what the soldiers of World War I had to face. 

https://youtu.be/IrabKK9Bhds

 

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I’ve repeatedly warned voters before elections that the problem with voting for a Democrat who claims to be moderate and promises to work across the aisle is that a vote for any Democrat is a vote for the ultra-liberal Party leadership.  That means that even if you vote for a Democrat whose policy positions are in line with President Trump’s, that extra check in the “D” column is one more step toward keeping Pelosi and Schumer in the driver’s seats.  And with them in charge (not to mention all the horrifying committee leadership positions), there will be no moderate bipartisan compromise.

As if to prove my point, Pelosi made it very clear this week in a closed-door meeting that moderate Democrats had better stop voting with Republicans.  They’re facing strong-arm tactics from their leadership if they don’t toe the party line and stop voting their consciences (in a leftwing variation on the McCarthy era, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also reportedly threatened to put them on a “list” of turncoats to be targeted in primaries by leftist challengers.)   

This all centers on an arcane procedural maneuver explained at the link, but in a nutshell, a couple of dozen Democrats embarrassed their Party by voting with Republicans to add amendments to Democratic bills, one that condemned Anti-Semitism and another that required ICE to be notified when an illegal immigrant tried to buy a gun. I’m so old, I remember when most Democrats actually agreed with both of those things and voting in favor of them wouldn’t get you threatened with expulsion from the Party. 


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Let us hope that in just these past two months, the newly-empowered Democratic House has made it abundantly clear to voters that if they want such radical ideas as border security, opposition to Anti-Semitism and putting the good of America ahead of partisan politics, they'd better vote Republican because there’s no place for that kind of thing in today’s Democratic Party.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/28/nancy-pelosi-house-democrats-1195854

 

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When you can’t meet standards in some endeavor, there are two options: demand more effort or lower the standards.  Some North Carolina Democratic legislators want to take academic standards to the basement with a bill that would lower the school grade for an “F” from 60% to 39%.

Pretending that students are succeeding academically by getting four out of ten answers right does no favors for students or for competent teachers who are trying to uphold higher standards for education.  For instance, can you imagine someone believing they’re an expert in economics because they have a degree in it when 60% of what they think they know about the subject is wrong?  Wait, come to think of it, I can imagine someone like that.  And we sure don’t need more of them!

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/dumbfounding-state-will-let-bad-schools-keep-doors-open-looks-dropping-f-grades-60-39-report/

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  • Clara Herrin

    07/02/2019 05:51 PM

    When, oh when will people read the Constitution? There is absolutely nothing, nada, zip, zilch in that document that says anything about the government requiring any certain religion to be the law of the land!!! In fact, Jefferson, when asked by a Baptist minister if there was going to be such a requirement, replied that nothing of that kind would ever be required by our government. Why in the world would there be? The main raison d'etre for the pilgrims migration to this land was to, indeed, have religious freedom. Erecting a monument to honor the dead, or a famous person (there's a statue of my grandfather in a park back East. Will I be required to remove it because he is being honored for his service in the Revolutionary War?), or a particular event does not mean EVERYONE has to bow down to it? Of Course Not!!!!! If you don't like looking at a certain monument...TURN AWAY from it...walk on the other side of the street...ignore it...but don't try to force everyone else to take the same sad attitude you have. Try being considerate, have respect for other people's opinions. But for God's sake leave our treasured monuments alone!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amelia Little

    03/15/2019 02:26 PM

    Your suggestion about the moderate Democrats who (GASP) didn't vote idiocy to just change parties is about the best I have heard. I hope they take you up on that. I don't think most voters vote for someone because they will vote "with their party" but that they would vote for America, for We The People, for the citizens. What's best for us, what is reasonable. Not, just go with extreme idiocy, just because. I would imagine that the Democrats who voted with the Republicans were voted in by their constituents because they are moderate. God forbid that bipartisanship would be a good thing. Democrats, you know, call it be divisive.

  • Linda Mahan

    03/03/2019 01:48 PM

    Just who does that self- proclaimed superwoman BRAT AOC think she is? She isn't even dry behind the ears and thinking she runs the House and rest of the govn. She doesnt speak for a LOT of Americans or they wouldn't be laughing at her so hard. And anyone following her oui s just as big a blind fool. To vote Demorat anything is to vote for the death of America and all our freedoms. Such disgust!

  • Victoria DeLacy

    03/02/2019 06:49 PM

    Pardon my having missed it the first time. With a bit of research I found that you DID mention the passing of Monkee Peter Tork soon after his death. Did you ever find out whether or not Peter had been spiritually saved before he died? I couldn't find a confession of Christian faith by him anywhere. Since he was ill for at least 9 years before his passing, though, it's my hope that sometime during those years he was reached with the Gospel and able to pray the sinner's prayer unto salvation. Thanks for all you do keeping me informed.

  • jack macdonald

    03/02/2019 04:58 PM

    I see a resemblance in the insatiable desire by the Libs to see Trump's tax returns and other personal business related info to vigilantaism. If they can't get his, they want to go after his relatives. These people are desperate and anti American. What inspires these people to bring down this country? Are they agents of the Russians? Just asking because they might as well be for the harm they are doing.

  • Margaret McCaul

    03/02/2019 02:48 PM

    Does AOC understand what "bipartisan" means? My dictionary states: "involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies." Doesn't say anything about disagreeing just because you don't like the other person's party affiliation. Someone needs to clamp a "gag order" on several people in Congress. Thanks for your daily updates, Gov. Huckabee. God bless you.

  • James P. Garriss Sr

    03/02/2019 01:37 PM

    Governor Huckabee,
    I've followed your newsletter for a long time and really appreciate and agree with your views as a fellow Christian. Lately I've noticed that one of the "Revenue Stripe" ads has been for "A Love Making Video That Every Man Over 60 Should Watch" and features a picture of a couple in bed. I've not watched the video and don't intend to but have wondered if this is pornographic. If so, it certainly doesn't fit your testimony. I also know that you might not even be aware of it.

  • James P. Garriss Sr

    03/02/2019 01:30 PM

    Governor Huckabee,
    I've followed your newsletter for a long time and really appreciate and agree with your views as a fellow Christian. Lately I've noticed that one of the "Revenue Stripe" ads has been for "A Love Making Video That Every Man Over 60 Should Watch" and features a picture of a couple in bed. I've not watched the video and don't intend to but have wondered if this is pornographic. If so, it certainly doesn't fit your testimony. I also know that you might not even be aware of it.

  • Richard Gilley

    03/02/2019 01:26 PM

    Your suggestion that "moderate" Democrats switch parties is brilliant. Have you contacted any of them to see if they might be interested?

  • rodney burke

    03/02/2019 01:11 PM

    the "moderate democrats" especially the men need to back Nancy against a wall, like Feinstein did Murkowski, and threaten her just like she did them. And tell her they do NOT like threats and being told how to represeent their districts. Nancy is a bully and needs to be threatened into being less of one. And I am sure there are enough Male members that can do that. She has ONLY the power all the rest of the party ALLOWS her to have. Like Hilary, she thinks there are no consequences for her actions. I am sure there are enough big men in congress that can effectively let her know, she is not a tyrant like she thinks she is. and She sure is NOT = to Trump in ANY way. She is NOT anything but speaker unless both Prez and Veep are out of the picture. She is treading on thin ice as it is. That scrawny broad bears watching. She is plotting something; AGAIN and I don't like it.

    Oh! speaking of AOC. Someone needs to refer her to the Washington DC metro website, if she has the capacity to do that, and let her read up on how much it cost to put on that system and how long it took. Also She needs to read up on how much it costs to take down ONE building, clear away the rubble and rebuild. I never saw anyone so clueless. Blonds are far more intelligent.

  • Leon Adams

    03/02/2019 08:24 AM

    Another great Edition! Keep 'em coming (recall the old tv ad "Can't get enough of that Sugar Crisp"?)

    Leon (Paragould)

  • Belinda Parker

    03/01/2019 11:44 PM

    So now killing newborn, selling their parts, "sex work"......God help us! It is all told to us in the scriptures and also the consequences but it is just words to them. Goodness where do we go from here? Praying for Pres Trump and VP Pence, guidance and knowing what to say and when. If my people who call by my name, will humble them selves and pray.....God Bless them for their deligence to His work. Thank you Mr. Huckabee for staying true and sharing the truth. We need you where you are such a voice and influence. God’s work . Praying, Bea Parker

  • Joseph Arena

    03/01/2019 11:17 PM

    Legalizing prostitution is just another avenue of taxation. Once it’s legal, the money made from it will be taxed.

  • Lynn

    03/01/2019 11:12 PM

    Please continue with these enlightening and informative newsletters! I have given up on the news and only give credence to your wonderful “true” information. Thank you sir...

  • Nancy A. North-Gates

    03/01/2019 10:44 PM

    Dear Governor - as usual your commentary is dead on correct. I am almost overwhelmed by the amount of nonsense being spewed by the Democrats. Who are they trying to attract? The infanticide issue is the worst of all showing a group with no morals at all. I live in one of the red counties of California but I am tempted to call up Ms. Pelosi and beg her to move her party back to the center before we wake up in a nightmare.

    On the grading conflict - I prefer the 8 point scale and I have seen it improve student performance. :)

  • Tom Robertson

    03/01/2019 10:35 PM

    ALL nail heads beware....................Gov. Huckabee musta been a very good carpenter..................he hits almost ALL nails square on............watch the hammer......................Gov. Huckabee............you da man..............THANKS.............

  • Jason R. (Bob) Moore

    03/01/2019 10:07 PM

    What a blessing it would be if the moderate democrats did change parties.

  • Patricia Dietrich

    03/01/2019 09:47 PM

    Great idea for all those moderate Democrats to switch parties.
    An idea for his 2020 campaign: STOP Waste and Fraud. The work is already done in past and present reports.
    I would believe President Trump because he does what he says.

  • Debbie Chandler

    03/01/2019 09:36 PM

    I propose a national Prayer time every Wed noon for a spiritual revival in America. Also, for our country’s return to God. Certainly prayer for Trump and our leaders; even the democrats. Especially the democrats.

  • Carl Smith

    03/01/2019 09:32 PM

    I had to jump ahead to comment on your take about Seriously: If you want to stand up in Congress and lie at least get elected first. I have been trying to complete this for 5 minutes but my stomach is hurting from laughing so hard.

  • Catherine Jones

    03/01/2019 09:27 PM

    It is hard to believe that mature adults in the Democratic Party would cave into the child like behavior of AOC. How she ever got elected is baffling to me! What is wrong with the voters? I don’t recognize my Country ????

  • Robert Dimlich

    03/01/2019 09:09 PM

    It's hard to image things getting worse in this country and the rest of the world. But in the last days things will wax worse and worse according to God's word. I look forward to the day God calls me home, for this world is not my home, I'm just a passing through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.

  • Jerry Holland

    03/01/2019 09:00 PM

    Mike I love your suggestion that the 26 targeted democrats change parties. You have a position of power, why don't you actually meet with them and lay out your suggestion.
    Also, why isn't the RNC doing the same thing now?

  • Lynne Schrom

    03/01/2019 08:57 PM

    Nancy Pelosi's comment that "either we are a team or we aren't!" got my attention. Well, Nancy, you AREN'T! You are not there to be a team. You are representatives of THE PEOPLE.

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    03/01/2019 08:55 PM

    Governor Mike,

    Ref the schools passing kids who get 4 out of ten andswers right. The teachers union's mission is not to make sure you kids learn to read, write and figure. Their goal is to make sure every kid who passes through their classrooms is proud to be gay and ashamed to be Christian.