May 2, 2019

Democrats told voters that if they won back the House, they were going to do great things for America.  Instead, they’ve gone fishing – and it’s a never-ending fishing expedition on a quest for anything they can haul out of the sea, even minnows. I’m referring to the House Committees’ stunning abuse of power in subpoenaing the financial records of President Trump, his businesses, friends, associates and family members going back 10 years or even more, trying to find anything at all to use against him politically. 


You might have heard all that and realized what an overreach it is, but here are some details make it even worse, as Trump’s attorneys explained to Politico why they are fighting the subpoenas:


“The House of Representatives is demanding, among other things, records of every single checking withdrawal, credit-card swipe, or debit-card purchase — no matter how trivial or small — made by each and every member of the Trump family,” including his children and even his grandchildren.

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Think on that for a moment: People who somehow got themselves elected to Congress are using that awesome power and responsibility to badger a political opponent to let them hunt through over a decade’s worth of his personal credit card receipts, even those involving his grandkids.


How would you deal with people who are so hate-filled and deranged that they apparently hope to get you fired or put into prison if they can only prove your son spent more on your grandson’s fifth birthday gift than he did on your granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah present? 


I would love to see the personal financial records of the TDS terminal cases running these Committees.  I bet you wouldn’t find a single receipt for anti-psychotic drugs, no matter how badly they were needed. 




Must-read Article:  Steve Feinstein at the American Thinker has one of the best analyses so far of the crowded Democratic Presidential field and the tactics the candidates are employing to try to win the nomination and the White House.  It’s called “The Democrats Don’t Even Believe Themselves.” 


I would compare his breakdown to a Milton-Bradley-like game of checking off boxes for various identity groups by claiming to be able to fix their grievances with handouts funded by taking money away from rich Republicans you blame them on. Check off enough grievance group boxes to get to 270 electoral votes and you win.  You could call it “Grievance Group Bingo,” wit a little Monopoly money thrown in. 


But if you’re looking for any evidence that these candidates care about doing anything that’s for the good of the country as a whole, or that they even believe in the principles that they declaim so passionately in public, Feinstein says forget it.  That’s not part of the game.


There’s more at the link, including how Joe Biden fits into the current rules (or doesn’t – he’s like the wheelbarrow Monopoly piece: sturdy, relatable to workers, has a chance of winning, but nobody’s really excited about getting stuck with it.)

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Is there no evil on Earth that President Trump is not personally responsible for?  Certainly not if you ask the New York Times editorial board, which just blamed Trump for the rise in anti-Semitism that led the New York Times to publish anti-Semitic cartoons. 


They couldn’t help themselves!  The evil wizard in the White House turned them into anti-Semites without them even realizing it! 


I’d call that “magical thinking,” but I can’t dignify it with the term “thinking.”



 North Carolina’s Senate has voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill requiring doctors to give medical aid to babies born alive during abortions.  Now, it’s up to the House to stand up for human decency and a right that shouldn’t even have to be under discussion.


In vetoing the bill, Cooper issued a statement reading, “Laws already protect newborn babies and this bill is an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients…This needless legislation would criminalize doctors and other healthcare providers for a practice that simply does not exist.”


But with abortion advocates astoundingly arguing that giving medical care to a baby that’s already been born somehow violates the mother’s reproductive rights, it appears that it is actually necessary to codify what should be obvious to anyone with a brain and a heart.  As for the claim that the practice “simply does not exist,” North Carolina bill supporter Rep. Sarah Stevens points out that we don’t know what’s going on, and that a big part of the bill is that if it happens, doctors and nurses would be required to report it.


If it never happens, then why are Democrats like Cooper so opposed to requiring it to be reported only if it does happen?  Maybe because, as with virtually every other aspect of abortion, their biggest fear is that the public will find out what really happens behind the closed doors of abortion clinics. 

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 Schadenfreude Corner:  According to the latest Nielsen numbers, MSNBC’s prime time ratings are down by 14% since this time last year, but that’s nothing compared to CNN, whose ratings have collapsed by 26%.  Worse, in the most-coveted 25-54-year-old viewer demographic, CNN’s April ratings were down by 41% from April, 2018.  It was CNN’s lowest-rated April since 2015.


Fox News was #1 in April with 2.4 million viewers, compared to CNN’s 767,000 (and I’d be willing to bet they were mostly people stuck in airports.) 


Meanwhile, a new poll shows that Trump’s approval rating is at 43%, lower than it should be considering that we’re not at war and the economy is booming.  But it’s still the highest since this time in 2017, and not bad considering the unhinged, 24/7/365 negative media coverage he receives.  His approval is being dragged down by a 5% approval rating among Democrats, 95% of whom would never vote for him, anyway.  Plus Rasmussen polling shows his approval at around 50%. 


And more good news for Trump: that poll that has him at 43% is from CNN, so hardly anyone will see it.




Wednesday, ADP and Moody’s Analytics released the April jobs report, showing that private payrolls grew by 275,000 jobs last month.  That far outstripped economists' predictions of 177,000 new jobs.


President Trump said we would win so much, we’d get tired of winning.  I’m not tired of winning yet, but I am tired of all the whining.


And I bet the economists are tired of being wrong.  Maybe they should stop watching CNN and MSNBC, too, and then they wouldn’t be so surprised every month that the economy isn’t sucking wind anymore.






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  • John Holdgreve

    05/04/2019 04:56 PM

    I think that every person running for president or congress must pass a test on the constitution before they can be placed on the ballot.

  • Bunny Douglas

    05/04/2019 04:32 PM

    Is Ruth Vader Ginsburg alive?

  • Darwin Jackso

    05/03/2019 04:28 PM

    Frankly I don't give a damn about Trumps taxes. He is entitled to a personal life and the same applies to his family. If the Democrats don't stop all of this foolishness they do not stand a chance of even coming close in 2020. They have already lost my vote and I expect many more feel the same.

  • rodney burke

    05/03/2019 01:51 PM

    Yeah, Mike, airports and bars and even gyms. I noticed that Wendy's has taken CNN off one monitor and put something else. A sports network I think.

  • Michael Kimberly

    05/03/2019 11:54 AM

    I do not understand how we Conservatives are losing the legal argument on abortion. The 9th Circuit has upheld that the unborn child is not a human being, unless evidence shows that the mother wants to be pregnant. This was affirmed in the 9th Circuit's ruling on the murder of Laci Peterson and her unborn child, when Scott Peterson's defense appealed the double murder conviction. By the logic of the 9th Circuit, and that of the left of center mind, it is not too far of a reach toward the next step. Women who have murdered their toddlers and grade school aged children clearly did not want those children in their lives anymore. If the child is not wanted, the child is not human and there's no murder. What a great, national shame abortion has become.

  • JerryKorba

    05/03/2019 07:01 AM

    It is horrible to watch these mindless Senators do they think we really care what they say how does that little moron from Hawaii get off the Island she is walking and talking pollution the slogan for Hawaii is send her to DC clean up Hawaii what a disgrace How about that beauty Kammalla Harris the Queen of Rudeness and Deceit she would be better suited stoned and dancing at a Gentlemans club and that Spardy would be suited better to sit and watch these are very dirty people probably raised by snakes in a dark cave add Omar and stumbling nut case Biden and Back to the past Sanders WOW intellectuals they are not single cell creatures are a better form of life. These people may have some good in them I don't think we have a microscope to find it.

  • Pam Kuckelman

    05/02/2019 11:24 PM

    Hello Mr. Huckabee,

    Thanks for all you do! Now could you please talk to the President about our border crisis before this country is too far gone! This is the enemy from within that will destroy this great country! Illegal immigration is so much worse that when President Trump first took office and promised to get the wall built. And now people from all over the world are coming through our southern border and there seems to be no stopping this invasion! The number one priority of our President is to keep American citizens safe, but we are being over-run and not even allowed to put up a fight to save our country.

    I know Congress is fighting him at every turn, but it is time to get tough and shut down the border! Send the message to the world we are not open for the world to invade. And send the military to the border until the wall is completed.

    Thanks for reading.

  • Jackie Meyer

    05/02/2019 11:20 PM

    Just passing along what I have been hearing from my conservative friends..
    President Trump, we think you have accomplished much, thanks for not being controlled by special interest groups, thank you for donating your salary..but please stop the name calling.. it is bordering on bullying.

  • Sue Rogers

    05/02/2019 11:09 PM

    I have a suggestion to let the Democratic Congress know how disgusted we are with their lies and behaviors: we need to encourage all Trump supporters to mail postcards to them politely stating our displeasure with their behavior and speech! And how we’re concerned about our borders! Keep mailing every week to keep it before them at all times! What do you think?!

  • Granny Anne

    05/02/2019 09:58 PM

    My guess is the Dems make all this noise to influence those who don't understand or follow what is going on. People who are angry (for what ever reason) or hateful because they fear Trump will cut off their freebees, . That is how they got back into the House. The mid term election was a sham and that is what they are planning for 2020.

  • Carl Smith

    05/02/2019 09:55 PM

    Great analysis as usual. Will the wheels of justice ever CONVICT any of the conspirators to undermine this Republic?

  • McRae F Williams

    05/02/2019 09:36 PM

    If the dems want to use their lawyers to question The Attorney General, then why can't The Republicans appoint Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh to ask their questions ???


  • Marian Bouligny

    05/02/2019 08:53 PM

    Persons that disrupt the governing of America by constantly arguing instead of working for the America’s people should not be paid period. Let them argue and disrupt on their on time. When they are on our time no pay. Or the can resign if they don’t like the American laws and Constitution. Yes, I’m for the wall one hundred percent. And yes, I’d vote for President Trump again. We are tired and fed up with all of it. Get rid of the swamp if nothing else gets done. I like Barr, hold the dirty accountable. Good job. Got this off my chess, feels great. Good job Huckabee

  • Paula Conley

    05/02/2019 08:52 PM


  • Deanna Pratt

    05/02/2019 08:32 PM

    Re: New York's mandatory vaccinations proposals...... Are the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens invading our southern border being vaccinated??
    I love your newsletters, Mike. I read them daily, and often laugh out loud at your comments. My 97 year old Dad looks forward to your TV program every Sunday evening.
    May God bless you and keep you safe! Thank you, Dee

  • Sharon Wangsness

    05/02/2019 08:17 PM

    I don't know if Obama was the worst in history. He obviously was among them and the one that started all the laws by executive privilege . Be careful what you start, it may come back to bite you. I would rank him up there with Jimmy Carter and johnson. Maybe rank him worse than either of them. I am sure there were bad ones back many years ago but history was not my favorite subject so I studied for tests but didn't remember a lot of the details. At least I was taught history which is more than students today get which is why history keeps repeating itself until the teacher of experience finally breaks through the brain fog.

  • Martha J Orlando

    05/02/2019 07:03 PM

    Wonderful appearance on the Laura Ingraham show, Governor! You and Joe nailed the entire issues right on the head. Keep on keeping us on the right track with the right news.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    05/02/2019 06:38 PM

    Well, I don't know about you, but I am so sick and tired of all of this, as I have been lately, I call them the Demon Rats! They are demon and rats, not very nice but it does fit them. I have never thought America was so Evil! It has all changed since 2008 and for the worst! Why didn't they complain about Obama? He was the most Evil and Do Nothing President. He was illegal, gay and a Muslim and he was a plant. Pelosi, knew because she did not have him vetted which I think was against the law as I thought that Presidents were always supposed to be vetted and he did not use the Bible for his Oath which to me spelled it all out right then and there. There was so much out there about him and I always believed that Attorney from Irvine and she found out so much about him and then there was Sheriff Joe and his findings......boy did the Dims ever pounce on him! But NOTHING ever came of it and Congress sure did keep their mouths shut. I also believe they milked the U.S. dry of our money. So now they want to see all of Trumps Family finances.......I WANT TO SEE THEIRS AND WHERE THEY GOT THEIR MONEY SINCE THEY MOVED IN TO LIFETIME POLITICS! I do think most are either Alcoholics or on Drugs! How can you be like that if they aren't? They do not make any sense of why they are wanting to turn America into a 3rd World Country! Something needs to be done with Congress, I believe if we have a Department of Justice we do not need a Congress of lifetime politicians as they do not do the job that they were elected to do. I guess I should stop writing, but all of this just makes me so mad. So glad Barr did not go today to their little get together! It is way past time to TAKE OUT ALL OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, WHICH INCLUDES MOST OF CONGRESS AND SOME OF THE SENATE. I have lost all respect for any Demon Rat! The bottom line is that they just hate President Trump because he cannot be bought and that is keeping them from getting more power and money that they crave!
    Sorry for the rant tonight, but it is so hard to watch and read about everything going on and the Illegals STILL coming in and spreading Diseases! I have quit watching FOX except for Fox and Friends, daily and weekend, and Varney on the Business, then I skip all the rest until Dobbs on Business and then to Tucker and Hannity. Laura is on too late for us old people! lol I do try not to miss Judge Jeanine on Sat. unless there is a Nashville Predator Hockey game on. Some days I skip everyone except the morning Fox and Friends! Thanks for all of your newsletters, though!

  • Stephen Russell

    05/02/2019 06:35 PM

    New Monuments for South: aside Rebel generals, battles, the South should honor the slaves who built the South
    IE Ely Whitney, & others aside Common Joe Slave.
    Each state has monument, museum to the Slaves in those states.
    & host National Slavery Museum in DC.
    Honor the race that made the South.
    Monuments cover the years from 1700s- 1960s era.
    NOT done & needed
    Funded by donors, museums, historical groups.
    Slavery Museum covers; Colonial to 1866 to Slavery today via Govt programs, economics etc since 1950s.
    NOT done & needed.
    Let states decide Museum locations for
    & near lynching sites 2.

  • Jane F Mitchell

    05/02/2019 06:32 PM

    I don't understand how it can be legal for Congress to subpoena all of Pres.Trump's records, credit cards, spending, stuff for his grandkids, etc. As a personal American citizen until winning the election for the Presidency, how can they snoop into his personal information? They couldn't even touch Obama, his records were all sealed. They have NO BUSINESS continuing to go after our President like this. I think that everyone in Congress and the House should have their tax returns audited.

  • John Trotter

    05/02/2019 06:17 PM

    Trump-Haley 2020. Stronger for 2020 and 2024!!!!

  • Al w. Anderson

    05/02/2019 06:16 PM

    If TV ratings affect ad income, and the board of directors of a company knowingly approve of an editorial direction that is hurting ratings, then Bingo, you have financial malfeasance that gives stockholders the right to sue the company.
    Where are the stockholder demands and the S. E. C. investigations?

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    05/02/2019 06:14 PM

    I don't know of any other elected official held to such unreasonable and merciless scrutiny of things completely unrelated to the job. This is beyond outrageous. How can anyone view the Democrats' behavior as even close to normal? I know many of them are trying to prevent discovery of past misdeeds and corruption, and it shows by how wildly bizarre their actions have become. But there is something more than just partisanship going on here, something very sinister. Until now I was skeptical about people aligned with evil entities and such, but not anymore.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    05/02/2019 06:02 PM

    Democrats will show zero results for making the lives of their constituents better by the time we all vote in 2020. They have done nothing, achieved nothing, and when they do Fox news like Bernie Sanders did. They are forced to tell the truth. Bernie admitted that media are is free for all UNTIL you use it. So we all pay higher taxes and then have to file NO when we get hit with medical payments we cannot afford. Now he is dropping in the ratings. Warren has passed him up. I am waiting for Pocahontas and Biden to open their mouths and stick their feet in there. There is not one Democrat running who can beat Trump. Harris is a far worse liar than Hilary Clinton. Harris is a con artist and manipulator and just like Clinton she will say anything to become President.

  • Linda C. Furlong

    05/02/2019 05:57 PM

    1) North Carolina Senate should be ashamed of themselves for voting down a bill to save babies lives.
    2) The demoncRATS can't accept that they lost the 2016 election. They are like rabid animals. They embarrassed themselves yesterday in trying to demonize AG Barr.