August 3, 2020

There’s this small little gang of people who once made lots of money in DC as Republican political consultants, pollsters, party insiders and commentators who really hate President Trump. They have always been tied to the establishment of DC, or the swamp as some like to call it. They once were the toast of the town because they were joined at the hip with the well-established elites who really didn’t have deep convictions about issues, but rather just enjoyed playing for the Republican team because the pay was good and they got invited to all the cool parties in Georgetown, Manhattan and Hollywood. They were also the reason nothing ever changed or was even challenged in Washington. They worked for candidates and elected officials who pretended to care about issues like the sanctity of life, our alliance with Israel, the middle class, jobs leaving the US for China or Mexico, and health care. In reality, neither they nor the candidates or elected officials they worked for really cared at all. We voted for them, because our alternatives were candidates with far-left positions that threatened free enterprise, the lives of unborn babies, small businesses, factory jobs, important court appointments and more. But the election of Donald Trump messed up their legalized looting of the political donor class. Donald Trump didn’t become President because he was bought and owned by the political class. He mostly used his own money to become President and hasn’t had to do the bidding of the typical political hacks and they aren’t happy! In fact, he’s called on very few of them for anything and they aren’t going away quietly. They don’t hate him because he failed to do what he said-they hate him because he did exactly what he said he would do. The so-called Lincoln Project is about as true to Abraham Lincoln as I am to Weight Watchers. They loved the power and money and when Donald Trump became President, they just didn’t matter that much.

I do have friends who claim to be conservative but say they will vote for Joe Biden because they think President Trump is vain and vulgar. The same Joe Biden caught on a hot microphone uttering a truly vulgar term when talking to President Obama about signing Obamacare and who has cursed at the very people who attended his lightly attended events? But are elections even about a candidate’s tone, Tweets, or temperance? Sure, I’d love for all the people I vote for to be near perfect in personality, piety, and personal manners. But I care even more about whether the performance matches the promises on issues that really matter.

Believing in the intrinsic worth and value of every human life from conception is sacred to me. A candidate right about everything else and wrong in respecting the God-given worth of every human life is a candidate I can’t support. No candidate—not even Ronald Reagan, has taken the number of bold concrete steps to protect innocent human life as has President Trump. Donald Trump has done more for preserving religious liberty than ANY President in my lifetime. I believe strongly in the 1st amendment and with it, untouchable religious liberty. Other Presidents have claimed to be champions for churches, synagogues, and mosques to be free from government control, but President Trump has delivered. Most all Presidents promise to create jobs, and preserve middle class jobs, but until the shut-down of the economy because of the Chinese Virus, President Trump had delivered, marking record jobs for blacks, Hispanics, women and youth with record pay increases. And while the previous administration said our manufacturing jobs would never return, they actually have come back under President Trump. He has unflinchingly stood for the 2nd amendment. He’s insisted that America stop being the chump for China and its cheating. He’s stood for our border security while his opponent believes in open borders. Instead of folding like a cheap ten in a windstorm in the face of violent riots and mass looting, he’s called for protection of private and public property and the arrests of anarchists who have turned streets of major cities into war zones. And he has cut 7 regulations from the backs of Americans for every new one enacted.

So I understand why the ruling class of elitist snobs who run the DC Swamp would vote for Biden to restore their control. But it means the not-so-connected American being abandoned, so I don’t understand those who call themselves conservatives or even moderates voting for Biden, a candidate 180 degrees from what they claim they believe, and 100% a return to a government for the elites and the swells. Donald Trump went to Washington to shake things up. His problem wasn’t that he failed at that. It was that he succeeded.

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  • Alvin Tallant

    08/06/2020 06:07 AM

    Great article Gov. Huckabee. Thank you for standing up for truth and not turning your back on our President when he has been attacked by the most corrupt people to ever hold a political office. Your reward will be great. <3 :)

  • Bruce Smith

    08/06/2020 04:00 AM

    Your story on the GOP Swamp Gators is so True. My concern is that many "Power-Brokers" within the GOP have sat on their hands during crucial times over the last four years and am wondering if this is a sign of self preservation or lack of a backbone. The Russian collusion investigation, Trumps impeachment hearings, Bret Kavanaugh hearings, etc. the list goes on. There were some shining lights, but not as many as I hoped would come forth and its sad.

  • Terry Muzha

    08/04/2020 02:42 AM

    Dear Mike. Reading thus political analysis, I am totally in the same position with yours. So happy to read a real gentleman, former politician and Governor, a excellent political analyst, a American patriot and a very good friend of the President Trump. I think the same way as you, even I don’t live in USA and am not an American citizen. But I am a real friend of the Americans and patriots in your country. I follow every day the American analyst like you, mostly in Fox News shows of Sean and others close to his position, as well as many other show people, everywhere in the Conservative media, including your show, etc. I can’t spread all my ideas and positions In this limited place. I just am wishing all the best to you and all of American patriots and conservative, and a big, big win for the President Trump, for the good and the best of the USA and the Western Countries.

  • Marcia Thompson Eldreth

    08/03/2020 05:53 PM

    Hi, I encourage people like yourself who has the public platform, recognize and help me promote a national mission to unite and honor God in our nation. As we confess Him before men, Jesus said he would confess us before the angels of God in heaven. And more.... Perhaps you will invite people to like the page? Perhaps you will speak of it? New website should be up and running Wed. Didn't
    like the prior one. Thank you, I cannot do this alone.

  • Ann Rall

    08/03/2020 05:13 PM

    Amen & Amen!

  • Carol T Farmer

    08/03/2020 05:12 PM

    Trump 2020! I'll admit he's a little "vain and vulgar" once in a while and that he says things on Twitter that would have been best left unsaid...but; you know what, he's honest. I'll take honesty over fake everyday of the week. He does his best to do what he was elected to do and has done most of it, in spite of opposition at every turn. I'd also bet dollars to donuts that the ones saying this have probably thought the same thing secretly....

  • Victoria Vicki Jugo-Litiatco

    08/03/2020 04:09 PM

    On-pont, Mr Huckabee. Let me just give my humble theory. Those conservatives are really conservative-PRETENDERS who may have appropiated the adjective for vested (financial) interests. In brief they are straddling two rivers for their serve their greedy, wicked purposes..
    Your "conservative-leaning" friend said Trump is vain and vulgar. My goodness, those are exactly the words that totally describe Biden. I'm confident he knows he's lying. But then that is the one neon-light glaring mark of his real, evil bedfellows, the liberals.

  • Billy Burney

    08/03/2020 01:36 PM

    Everything the governor has said is true and on the mark. Come on all you consertatives and join Huckabee me and vote for trump in such big numbers that the democrats can't steal it. Thanks Bro Huckabee. Great show

  • John n Michelle Warby

    08/03/2020 01:05 PM

    Right on, couldn't have been said better!