February 4, 2020

Today's Edition



In the aftermath of closing arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, House manager Adam Schiff has not come off well.

True, Barbra Streisand tweeted that “Adam Schiff is so impressive. His knowledge of the law...his passion...his articulateness. His sincerity! He speaks the truth and would make a great president.” Personally, I think the best reason of all NOT to vote for someone for President is that Barbra Streisand said he’d make a great President.

But there has also been quite a bit of this: “...Schiff is not just dumb, he’s so deluded it’s bordering on the very kind of insanity Einstein spoke about.” And it continues: “Schiff is obsessed with Donald Trump. I don’t just mean he’s got a bit of a problem with him; I mean he’s pathologically demented in his absolute detestation of all things Trump. Every day since Trump was elected, Schiff’s been plotting to try to get rid of him…The impeachment has been about Adam Schiff, his ego and his career.”

And how about this: Adam Schiff, with his “curiously smug bug-eyed smirk” is “a man whose stratospheric ego is matched only by his astonishing superciliousness...”

Who do you think said all this? Some wild-eyed far-right-wing conspiracy theorist? Was it Dan Bongino? Sean Hannity? Maybe Devin Nunes? Me?

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Mike Huckabee

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Caucus Zero

By Mike Huckabee

Monday, music fans observed the 61st anniversary of February 3, 1959, when a plane carrying Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens crashed in a snowy field near Clear Lake, Iowa. It brought a tragic end to the first innocent era of rock and roll and was immortalized by Don McLean in his classic song “American Pie” as “The Day the Music Died.”

(FYI: We have our own version of that song: )

In an eerie coincidence, Monday, February 3, 2020, may also go down in history as the day that the idea of letting “progressive” Democrats run anything more complicated than a crock pot also died, after their first major Presidential primary vote crashed in Iowa.

After months of campaigning, endless debates, hordes of candidates, and more plans for spending money than there is money in the world (seriously, someone did the math), the political news media (i.e., the Democrats’ cheerleading squad) waited to find out who would win the Iowa Caucuses…and waited…and waited…first excitedly, then anxiously, then angrily, then exhaustedly…and finally called it a night and packed their cameras back into their SUVs covered with “Dump Trump” stickers without ever learning the results. At my press time, no winner had yet been announced, but I can tell you without question who the real winner of the Iowa Democratic caucuses was: Donald Trump.

By midnight, with zero caucus locations reporting results, the candidates were reduced to making speeches that were neither victory nor concession speeches -- although Bernie and Buttigieg sounded as if they thought they’d won when they had no votes (they must’ve been channeling Adam Schiff.) Sanders’ campaign released some incomplete, internal numbers based on 40% of precincts, claiming that Bernie came in first, followed by Buttigieg and Warren, with no other candidates reaching the 15% threshold for delegates, but that’s wildly unofficial at the moment.

It’s not clear at this writing what caused such a simple process (gather Iowans into gyms, cafetoriums and civic centers; vote; count votes; phone them in) to crumble into a massive, embarrassing failure equivalent to what would’ve happened if we’d let D-Day be planned by chimpanzees. Initial reports blamed a malfunctioning vote reporting app that was supposed to make the vote more secure. The Iowa Democratic Party later denied that there was any hack, breakdown or intrusion on the app, blaming the delay on “inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results,” which seems like the kind of thing you could clear up before Tuesday. (Former Hillary Clinton operative Robbie Mook also denied having anything to do with the app, despite previous reports to the contrary.) I’m sure they’d love to blame the Russians, but the only Russian thing in Iowa is the Russian dressing at the Triple Crown Buffet in Altoona.

This is a travesty that does a terrible disservice to the Iowans who took time out of their lives to participate in an important democratic tradition. Some voters bemoaned the Party’s embarrassing incompetence, while some Bernie Bros suspected chicanery to try to rob him of a win (again?) When dealing with modern Democratic politics, incompetence is always the kindest explanation for the results.

Frustrated reporters chose various terms to describe the Iowa Democratic Caucuses, including “disaster,” “fiasco,” “bedlam” and “total meltdown.” I would call it “a teachable moment.” Voters should look at this and think very hard about putting the people responsible in charge of really complicated things, like the US economy, foreign policy, immigration, border security, law enforcement or, Heaven forbid, our health care.

For all the charges of incompetence and predictions of failure hurled at President Trump, and despite constant efforts to block and undermine him by Democrats, the media, federal judges and Deep State moles, he’s still managed to accomplish more in three years than any other President in my lifetime. His critics can’t even run their own caucus in Iowa without turning it into an amateur production of “Titanic.” And if you think this epic train wreck of humiliating incompetence is an anomaly, I’ll remind you of two words: “Obamacare website.”

For the record, the Iowa GOP had its results all tabulated and turned in by midnight. President Trump crushed Bill Weld and Joe Walsh with over 97% of the vote, taking all 38 delegates.

Keep an eye on the news for Caucus results, if and when they ever arrive. In the meantime, the crack “Huckabee” staff has managed to obtain this exclusive footage behind the scenes at the Iowa Democratic Caucus planning headquarters:


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I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

Tonight, on the eve of being acquitted by the Senate of the House’s ludicrous “impeachment” charges, President Trump will go into the lion’s den…oops, sorry: the House…and deliver his State of the Union Address. Adviser, Kellyanne Conway said it will be “an optimistic, inspirational, forward-looking State of the Union” and that Trump will list his undeniable accomplishments such as the economy, job creation and fighting terrorists, and he will invite his critics “to come along.”

Here are some basic facts to know before the speech, such as where you can see it and when…

I know that SOTU speeches normally start with “The state of the union is strong!,” but just this once, I kind of wish he’d look at the Democratic side of the chamber and say, “Well…are we finished with our tantrum now?”


After three years of people in the public spotlight of sports and show business being bullied into lockstep condemnation of President Trump, parroting “woke” clichés and alienating half of their fans (Taylor Swift, are you listening?), this statement from the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs is a refreshing change. Let’s hope it’s also a sea change that signals people are fed up with the “cancel culture” and are ready to tell the self-appointed leftist Thought Police to go cancel themselves.

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them."

- Acts 16:25

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  • Paul Kern

    02/05/2020 01:06 PM

    I see that there's only an evening edition now. Used to be a morning one but none for most of last month

  • Alan Updike

    02/05/2020 11:15 AM

    Dear Gov. Mike:
    Your comment about Ms. Streisand's lavishing praise on Mr. Schiff------not only made me smile, IT MADE MY DAY. Gov. Mike: You are a National Treasure. Do you know how many of us here in Arizona & Utah love You and wish You were in the Oval Office (even though we like much of what Pres. Trump is doing) ? Hundreds of thousands----no, millions of God-fearing conservative Americans feel the same as I do. In my opinion, Governor, You are a gift from God....and may God continue to bless and sustain You and your beautiful Family. --Alan--

  • Jim Jones

    02/05/2020 02:13 AM

    Please have Rush contact John Tesh who was healed of cancer by prayer. He has powerful testimony.

  • leemarZarr

    02/04/2020 09:46 PM

    In response to the advocates of the need for a National Health Care system....We have had a National Health Care system for is Veteran's Health (VA), and if I remember correctly that program/system is not doing so "well." However, we taxpayers should not be concerned that our Congress may not get the health care they need because, they all are placed on top... treatment priority at Walter Reed or other Hospitals like Wilford Hall, Fitzsimons etc. So, no one needs to fret, or worry if our Congress will get the free care they need....well, at least that is one less thing I need to worry about.

  • Firewagon

    02/04/2020 05:27 PM

    "Iowa Democratic Party" Being far more perspicacious, saw the handwriting on the wall, and decided that burning one more day of their lifespan would be better spent watching "I Love Lucy" reruns!

  • Amelia Little

    02/04/2020 03:26 PM

    Maybe people can be too trusting in technology--how many app warnings do we see every week about the app phishing, farming, and pretty much scamming the unsuspecting user? Sure, let's blame everything BUT the app (and there might be other things to blame, also) but, wouldn't a GOOD app have taken into account all sorts of hiccups? It looks like there were 3 methods of counting things? Even if there were only one---if they were going to use the good old method of paper counting, why not just go with that to begin with. Reminds me of the chad fiasco some years ago. Of course, in some areas, I wouldn't trust the reliability (honesty) of some of the human counters, but there is always the prospect of humans programing voting machines in nefarious ways. It's all a mess. But actually pretty satisfying to see the smug democrats being the ones held out for running a fiasco. Of course, if the dems lose in Iowa to President Trump in Nov, they can cry and throw a tantrum because the machinery is all messed up!!!

  • Brenda Whelchel

    02/04/2020 02:05 PM

    Your Bible verse for the day on Monday (Feb 3) was a very relevant post to me (and my church). I have been on my church’s pastor search committee for about 7 months. During the process, we read many resumes and each of us would mark our copy of the individual resume whether we saw a possibility or no fit from the beginning. When we met again, there was only one resume out of a stack of 20+ that all of us had marked as a possibility. We started a more in depth review and contacted the person for a face to face interview. All contacts were very positive. We asked this potential pastor to have a trial sermon for us on Sunday (Feb 2). His sermon was from Jeremiah 17:7-8 - the exact text that was in my inbox Monday morning with my Huckabee newsletter.

    I am a strong believer that “mere coincidence” is not God’s work plan to accomplish His will, therefore there is no such thing as “coincidence” in the lives of His children. He intricately plans every encounter and circumstance. To believe in coincidence diminishes the ”all knowing and all powerful” character of my Lord to nothing but dumb luck - and that doesn’t exist.

    I contacted the other members of the committee and told them about the Bible verse and we all agree that this was definitely a confirmation from God that we had made the choice He wanted us to make. I am happy to say, the pastor was hired Sunday and will start his pastoral duties on March 1. I just wanted to share with you how the Lord sometimes uses the most unexpected ways to confirm His will. He never ceases to amaze me how He guides every step of my life if I will only remember to ask Him daily “to keep me in His will so I won’t be in His way” - as the song says.

  • Nancy Klus

    02/04/2020 12:05 PM

    This is perfect! There is no one who could add anymore.
    Keep up the good work. Gov.

  • Stephen Russell

    02/04/2020 10:28 AM

    Dems Iowa Caucus: shows how they would run America & add Impeachment scandal 2
    & Bloomie reruns caged kids from camps & thinks were lame to fall for such ads & Gee Bloomie is not creative or bad production Co.,
    Bad optics overall
    & Bloomie acting pious, elitist etc vs other Dem candidates.
    Dems= GIGO.