January 11, 2021
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It’s hard even to know where to start in addressing the atrocity that happened last week and the growing exploitation of it by the left. I’ve made my position clear on the use of violence, whether it comes from the left, as it usually does, or the right, as it did this time. It’s all bad, and we have condemned it totally, unlike those on the left who have selectively excused it in the fulfillment of their ideology.

First, I’d recommend you watch the monologue from Mark Levin on Sunday’s LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN. It treads some of the same ground we’ve gone over in the past several days, including much of what the left has been doing to change the culture and normalize violence from their side, but Levin expresses it very well.

As he reminds us, the media dismissed it when people who attended a Trump event were assaulted during their long walk from the White House grounds to their transportation home. Sen. Rand Paul, to name one, was attacked. (He’s actually been attacked twice, if you count the one earlier at his home.) There was also the rioting in Lafayette Park in which historic monuments were defaced and toppled and scores of Secret Service agents were injured. When Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about the horrendous vandalism by unhinged leftists, she said that “people will do what they do.”

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She and her cohorts casually dismissed an ATTACK ON WASHINGTON, but the media let it go. They were saving their venom for their preferred target, and last Wednesday they finally got their chance to bite.

We’ve showed over and over how the media ignored violence from the left. If you weren’t watching a conservative-leaning site, you didn’t see it, because most news outlets didn’t cover it. This went on for months as entire city blocks were occupied, looted and burned. Reporters defended the destruction and called it "largely peaceful." Then-candidate Joe Biden wouldn’t speak out against it; neither would then-running mate Kamala Harris. Only much later, when polls showed public sentiment turning against them, did Democrats say anything about it, and even then their comments were perfunctory. Meanwhile, the Democrat-controlled media had for years been mocking Trump supporters as an inferior species and condemning them as “neo-Nazis.” Actually it WAS the Nazis who spoke of other people such as Jews as “sub-human, rats, and vermin.” I find no instance of Trump supporters speaking of the opposition as “inferior people,” just people with inferior ideas.

"The media have played a huge, huge role in what’s going on in this country,” Levin said, “and they’re exploiting now what took place on Capitol Hill, trying to silence conservatives, silence Republicans, and, unfortunately, a lot of Republicans are buckling.” Democrats know good and well that we didn’t want this to happen and that we reject it totally. If anyone wanted it to happen, it’s likely the people who benefited from it; namely, the very ones on the left who are exploiting it now.

As Levin said, the headline in THE NEW YORK TIMES last Thursday was TRUMP INCITES MOB. Trump used some pretty strong language, and we are on record as having disagreed with that, but he absolutely did not act to “incite” the mob. (“Incite” is a specific legal term; I’ll get to that below.) If you don’t think the NYT folks were gleefully happy to print that headline, you are living in an alternate universe. They welcomed this story with open arms and will enjoy exploiting it in the weeks, months and years to come.

As Tammy Bruce said this weekend in an interview with Steve Hilton, the left are acting swiftly before more information can come out about what really might have happened last Wednesday, more reports on who might have showed up there specifically to initiate violence. Bruce calls them “parasitic opportunists.”

"It is not a representation of what Trump has stood for,” she said.

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But the WASHINGTON POST headline was almost identical: TRUMP MOB STORMS CAPITOL. The DAILY NEWS headline was this: PREZ INCITES INSURRECTION. Again, he did not. USA TODAY put it similarly: PRO-TRUMP MOBS STORM US CAPITOL. These headlines were chosen quite deliberately to suggest Trump called for violence.

Levin contrasted these headlines with some that were more objective. The NEW YORK POST put it this way: CAPITOL INVASION. The WASHINGTON TIMES called it an ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY. Yes, that’s better. It still strongly condemns the violence but refrains from falsely implying that Trump was behind this. It was the last thing he wanted.

On what the Democrats are doing now, Levin nailed it. “Out of one side of their mouth, they talk about unity,” he said. “Out of the other side of their mouth, they spit on people.”

Since they have only a slight majority in the House and Senate (where Kamala Harris will have to break the ties), they want to use what happened to ratchet up their extreme calls for expanding the Supreme Court to create a partisan rubber-stamp, ending the Electoral College system, adding four more Democrat states to cement power in the Senate, and completely eliminating the filibuster. To obtain these things, Democrat politicians, with coordinated help from the megalomaniacs who run social media, plan to use the Capitol Hill incident instead of the mandate from the electorate that they'd expected but DID NOT GET.

In the short term, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is using this little window of time by insisting the 25th Amendment is in play, as an alternative to the impeachment she says she’ll put forward --- nine days from Biden’s inauguration. Ah, yes, Democrats are all about healing and unity.

Here’s what legal expert Jonathan Turley had to say about the legal merits of impeaching Trump now. What Trump said certainly did not meet the standard of “inciting” violence. All this would do is further divide the nation and give one more big slap in the face to Trump supporters, which I assume is what Democrats want to do. They hope to fragment us --- that's also part of the coordinated attack on us by social media that we'll talk about --- but now is the time for us come together.

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  • Deborah ELAINE Mooney

    01/13/2021 04:45 PM

    Communism is a sneaky and insidious "animal" . The magnitude of taking away our "inalienable rights" is mind boggling. I am a senior citizen and I am so very angry but even more, I am sad. Our future generations are going to be facing a government that will not include them.

  • Art Ingram

    01/13/2021 09:40 AM

    Mike,
    I subscribe to your newsletter and appreciate your common sense logic on all matters. Regarding purge by social media I have experienced it on a level that I believe deserves legal/legislative review. After 48 years working in the software industry I retired last year and in retirement I invented a new dog leash design that includes a collar and leash and adjusts to fit any size or shape dog (myoneleash.com). I have donated hundreds to dog shelters and rescue groups, including 400 to Christian Veterinarian Mission. In support of the users I made a short "how to use the leash" video with my golden retriever, Soffie (my daughter filmed with her iPhone) and we posted this "how to" video on youtube (owned by Google). To my shock I got a message that my video and account had been suspended!?! I was told I had violated their policy and I could "appeal". I did so explaining that the users of my leash depended on seeing how to use it video. They denied my appeal and again referenced my violation of their policy. The issue is their policy is pages of rules and they do NOT cite what policy that they believe I had violated.. so no way to remedy. Only one appeal is allowed by them...I am at a dead end with Google/youtube and they have effectively shut down a small business enterprise that is only providing information on how to use. I see hundreds of thousands of "product demonstrations" on their platform. I have found another internet video platform (Vimeo)... but it does not have the reach of youtube.. Should Google not follow basic business practice in their enforcement of their policies, like telling a user what policy was in their view violated and how to correct? Your thoughts on this small example of how they squash small business?

  • JAl

    01/12/2021 11:58 PM

    Governor,
    Forgive me if I'm missed something - I've been so upset at the ability of the left to get away with grand larceny that you may have covered this. But exactly who is it that you're upset with regarding the DC violence on the 6th? And by that, which group is it that you believe is responsible?
    When I first heard what was happening, the first thing I thought of was that it was a very coordinated ambush by leftists, the type that screams "Soros". We may never know (or be told) whether or not that is true - its too convenient for the MSM to blame Trump supportors.
    But if you're blaming Trump supporters, why? Haven't I been reading for three and a half years about the "silent majority", and how that majority is going to sit on their hands and get run over by the left? You cannot seriously speak contemptuously about us for doing nothing, and then be sickened once we do take action. I do not know who was responsible for the mess in DC on the 6th - I wasn't there. Quite frankly, it may not matter in the end. Trump and his supporters will be to blame not matter what.
    But for three and a half years, we've watched as the left and the swamp have done their best to try and bury the best president we've had in a very long time. Then, just when we thought we'd have four more years of Trump taking all of the abuse (and I say that because I wanted him re-elected more than anything I've wanted in a long time), they steal the election out from under us. And nobody with any authority seems to give a crap. How much more are supposed to take before action is warranted? Would you have stood on the sidelines and tsk tsk'd the people involved with the Boston Tea Party, because "that's not who we are"? I get the feeling that had you been in charge, we'd be under British rule right now.

  • Darcy House

    01/12/2021 11:57 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I am so upset that the media gets away with that propaganda just as the Democrats get away with everything. It’s just not fair. I’m a big girl and I know life isn’t fair. It just seems like Republicans roll over and let them get away with Everything!

  • William P. Wilt

    01/12/2021 11:44 AM

    What ever happened to One Nation Under God. We are so devided it's pitiful!

  • Rhona H. Summerford

    01/12/2021 11:25 AM

    Your post today is spot on target. Jonathan Turley is exactly right. I taught United States History, Government, and Comparative Systems for quite a number of years, and have been appalled by the actions taking place today.

  • Patricia McCall

    01/12/2021 11:19 AM

    Violence from right or left is unacceptable and it makes me sad. However, everyone ignoring the lefts violence, for months, makes me angry. Trump and his wife, have been treated poorly since day one. The liberals holier than thou attitude makes me feel violent, and I’m an old woman!

  • Rosemary Scott

    01/12/2021 11:14 AM

    Mike, please comment on the actual timeline of when they breached the capitol. President Trump was still speaking well after the breach had taken place. According to he head of security, there was no way Trump supporters attending his speech could have gotten to the capitol to incite this . He stated that it was a 45 minute walk, the president didn't finish speaking until about 1:11 pm and the breach started sometime after 12 pm. This was set up to make Trump look bad in his last days so they could have something to impeach him! The left has shown so many times their level of corruption, I believe they did this, not Trump people.

  • Anne Turner

    01/12/2021 10:47 AM

    Forgive me for writing so much, but it is my way of blowing off steam. Why does anyone think that a white small business man has an advantage when calling a bank to get a loan p, or anything else for that matter? I do not know why white men who are democrats are so willing to take the heat. I guess it must be the guilt instilled in them for being born as they are. Perhaps they can become women for enough time to get their business up and running. After all, all one needs to do is declare ones preferred gender and it must be accepted. I do hope that God has a sense of humor as these people are ludicrous. Unifiers, my old aunt Fanny. I am sure if I pointed out the hypocrisy to my liberals neighbors regarding the looting and burning they would dismiss it by saying that it was not the big since they have not seen the videos. One of their favorite dismissives is to say “that’s what they want you to think”. Still and all, my disappointment with the Trump supporters attacking the Capitol is overwhelming. I am afraid it is a sign that people have had enough and that civil unrest is in our future, if not a full out civil war. People get tired of being trashed. Indeed, I like the Olive Garden.

  • Ken Lawyer

    01/12/2021 10:13 AM

    Mr. Huckabee:
    Why don't the elected leaders of the Republican Party explain to their voters how they can change these outcomes through other peaceful means other than through voting and money? The democrats have organized groups of people to go out into their communities to advance their ideology but nowhere have I seen or heard of the Republicans do this. I have heard and read lately about another possible movement to begin a new party such as the Tea Party did before the 2016 election. If the Republican leadership continues to sit on their hands and just complain or squeal foul, then we should just do away with the GOP and begin a new party!!! What do you say?

  • Sidney Polley

    01/12/2021 09:52 AM

    The party of JFK and become, today, the party of the god of this world, based upon their actions and words!

  • Roberta Fischer

    01/12/2021 09:46 AM

    They are laying groundwork. When they incite riots, they can say it’s Trump people, call for martial law and arrest as many of us as they want.

  • Karen L. Mohler

    01/12/2021 08:12 AM

    I enjoy reading your newsletters and agree with your comments. I fear for our nation for the next 4 years, although I probably won't be here long enough to see all the damage that will be done.
    Its too bad that last Weds. had to happen. I feel so bad for our President. Also, just letting you know, I love your sense of humor.

  • Patricia Davis

    01/12/2021 06:33 AM

    Mike, thank you for your integrity and for being a truth teller. I voted for President Trump, twice, although there have been many times I have rolled my eyes and asked, “why did he say that”? As a conservative it is very frustrating to support what I consider the lesser of two evils. Now I will say he has done more and worked harder than any other president in my lifetime but his narcism and arrogance has been hard to support. Is the Republican party working toward a strong, trusted, conservative to put up again Harris for the next election. I say Harris because I seriously doubt Biden will make it to the 100 day mark. We have got a lot of work to do and it needed to start years ago. Thoughts?

  • roberta k Bergeson

    01/12/2021 05:04 AM

    Thank you for helping us to stand for what is right....the Dems are vile and mean creatures of the swampland who seek to mortally wound our beautiful country....we need to push forward (peacefully) to outwit their trickery.......

  • Norma Holmes

    01/12/2021 01:51 AM

    R-Texas Congressman Chip Roy letter in WSJ 1/11 announced deactivating ALL social media accounts as he believes they do more harm than good, especially in time more face to face communication isneeded. Every sungle reader commenting applauded indicating they too had pulled the plug. START A MOVEMENT, Huck!

  • Linda Olds

    01/12/2021 01:37 AM

    Hardly anyone in Congress stood up for Trump; now they're asking for money to help them win their next elections.
    I know if we don't support Republicans, Dems will win even without cheating, but what good does it do? I
    I contributed, I voted, but they just put whoever they want in office, and the one person in office who is fighting to make America the way it should be is hounded out of office, while evil, corrupt liars continue to be
    'elected'.

  • Dennis Price

    01/12/2021 12:26 AM

    I have yahoo mail. Are any of your other readers having to search in their Junk folder for your daily newsletters? I have you as a contact and I also leave at least one of your previous emails in my inbox. I wonder if yahoo is trying to hamper our ability to read your comments?

  • JoAnn Dominguez

    01/11/2021 11:22 PM

    I just want to let you know I love when your daughter was press secretary...I love to hear her speak she has all the correct answers..She has a great mentor...She really needs to run for political office..????????????????

  • Rkroy

    01/11/2021 11:21 PM

    Would love to receive your email...appreciate your passion to preserve America

  • Deborah Murray

    01/11/2021 11:06 PM

    If you choose to stay on Twitter, please cancel my subscription.
    Thank you

  • Daniel Passer

    01/11/2021 09:56 PM

    Hi Mike,

    When I called Hugh Hewitt during his national radio show, this morning, I asked Hugh why Justices Alito and Thomas agreed to hear the case, or to go forward with the case regarding the election fraud during the last presidential election. Hugh admitted that he did not know why. He could only speculate why. Mike - can you please find out why Justices Thomas and Alito decided to hear the case, or to go forward with it, rather than go with the other Justices claiming, "no standing/no merit?" Can you please make the reasoning of Justice Thomas and Alito regarding this question public knowledge?

  • Mandy Ochoa

    01/11/2021 09:56 PM

    Thank you for continuing to share the truth. I hope that you aren’t silenced by the left, as many have been.

  • Thomas Patrick Regan

    01/11/2021 09:29 PM

    Wish you had one election for the presidency when you ran. Love your content now. Please keep up the good work. Love Trump!!!!
    Tom

  • France Rottino

    01/11/2021 09:26 PM

    I don't understand why all Trump supporters are being vilified for the Capitol attack. As usual leading the chorus are the MSM, BLM and Antifa ably assisted by Congressmen and Senators including Kelly Loeffler who flipped her Trump support after losing the GA runoff. I was really stunned by the number of public 'Conservative' spokespersons who were in the forefront of publicly condemning Trump. (I'm adjusting my TV schedule to avoid them.)
    No mention was made of those who stopped Antifa from breaking into the Capitol nor the Trump supporters who formed a line between the mob and the cops to protect the cops. Both events were on video available to the public.
    While composing this missive a guest on Greg Kelly's show reported an interesting time line. At 12 noon Trump started speaking, 12:40 the first supporters began arriving at the Capitol, by 1:00 the protests had started. Trump completed his remarks at 1:11pm. It was estimated that the walk from the rally to the capital would take 30-40 minutes. Since most people don't have the gift of bi-location the odds of the protesters hearing Trump's remarks were nil to none.
    While attention was focused on this diversion another issue was overlooked: Arturo D’Elia an IT expert from Leonardo SpA' signed an affidavit admitting to switching data from the November 3 US presidential elections “from significant margin of victory from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in a number of states where Joe Biden was losing the vote totals.” He admitted the data switch may represent more than the total number of registered voters. He is also willing to testify in court, claiming to have all the original data backed up in an undisclosed location.
    I guess it's this type of story the Tech giants don't want us to hear. It might interfere with the cozy relationship they plan to have with the Biden administration.