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February 19, 2021
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Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • Good News
  • The Most 2021 Headline of 2021, So Far
  • Color Me Shocked
  • Rush Limbaugh Haters 0 - Rush Limbaugh 2
  • STOP LYING about what happened at the Capitol
  • Biden And The Democrats Turn Their Attention To The 1860s
  • America The Beautiful

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Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 

Good News

By Mike Huckabee

We’ve found a Hollywood celebrity who believes in God! Unfortunately, it’s a warped, twisted conception of God based on political animosity, mindless revenge fantasies and a complete lack of knowledge of both religion and the facts of the news.

For the record: Sen. Cornyn didn’t challenge the 2020 election results, and both Sens. Cruz and Cornyn voted for the final Hurricane Sandy relief bill, they just opposed the first version that was stuffed full of pork that had no relation to the emergency (deja vu.) Also, I doubt that God sends ice storms to kill people because their Senators don’t vote the way Bette Midler wants them to. Sounds like someone has a rather inflated opinion of her own importance in the universe.

The Most 2021 Headline of 2021, So Far

By Laura Ainsworth

YouTube Censors All Videos From an Academic Conference on the Dangers of Censorship."

And in a related story, here’s some advice from the CEO of the free speech social media site Gab on how to circumvent the left’s stranglehold on speech and build a new free and open economy. Bottom line: your ballot does count, but so does voting with your dollars and your feet.


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Color Me Shocked

By Mike Huckabee

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget reports that the latest COVID-19 relief bill contains $300 billion (about 15% of its total cost) in spending on long-standing Democrat policies like Obamacare and a minimum wage hike that are unrelated to the coronavirus.

They add that much of what is related to the pandemic is wasteful, directed to people who haven’t been harmed, or not really related to the pandemic, like money for school "reopenings" in the 2023 and 2024 budgets, long after schools will be reopened (although I'm not so sure about that.) About 5% of the spending is focused on actual public health needs caused by COVID, and 1% goes to vaccines.

We now have multiple vaccines for COVID-19, but Washington’s addiction to pork remains incurable.

Related: As true today as the day it was first aired in 1993.

Rush Limbaugh Haters 0 - Rush Limbaugh 2

By Mike Huckabee

If you’re unfortunate enough to see any of the hateful social media comments about Rush Limbaugh’s death, just take them as a reminder that social media gives a platform to literally anyone, just like a soapbox in the park is open both to great orators and ranting drug addicts. The spewers of hatred and bile actually think they’re morally superior, which somehow gives them license to be nasty, rude, inhumane jerks. Read these stories and consider if any of the Rush haters ever has or ever will do as much for others as Rush did. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

https://www.westernjournal.com/country-star-john-rich-tells-10-year-old-secret-story-rush-helping-kids-cancer/

https://www.westernjournal.com/flashback-never-forget-rushs-generous-spirit-tipping-waitstaff-5000/

STOP LYING about what happened at the Capitol

By Mike Huckabee

I've repeatedly made it clear that I condemn the Capitol Hill riot on January 6 and want to see accountability, including jail time where appropriate, for all crimes committed that day. But the media narrative of what happened at the Capitol during Trump’s otherwise-peaceful rally for an honest election is far from what actually occurred.

Just as President Biden has clung tightly to the fiction that President Trump referred to white supremacists as “good people,” he also maintained after Trump’s acquittal that Officer Brian Sicknick had lost “his life while protecting the Capitol from a violent, riotous mob on January 6, 2021.” As the story went, Sicknick had been bashed in the head by a violent pro-Trumper and had died of his injury. THE NEW YORK TIMES had said that the mob “overpowered Sicknick” and “struck him in the head with a fire extinguisher,” after which, “with a bloody gash in his head, Mr. Sicknick was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support.” But, as journalist and free-speech advocate Glenn Greenwald points out, “the problem with this story is that is it is false in almost all respects.”

"...This horrifying story about a pro-Trump mob beating a police officer to death with a fire extinguisher was repeated over and over,” Greenwald writes, “by multiple journalists on television, in print, and on social media. It became arguably the single most-emphasized and known story of this event, and understandably so --- it was a savage and barbaric act that resulted in the harrowing killing by a pro-Trump mob of a young Capitol police officer.”

I wonder how many people who have repeated this false story even know where it originated. Not surprisingly, it started with that report from the TIMES, which cited as sources only anonymous law enforcement officials. That's all there was. As Greenwald writes, “Despite this alleged brutal murder taking place in one of the most surveilled buildings on the planet, filled that day with hundreds of cellphones taping the events, nobody saw video of it. No photographs depicted it. To this day, no autopsy report has been released. No details from any official source have been provided.” He died later, and we don’t know the cause.

The unsourced NYT story seems to be good enough for President Biden, though; he is either far too credulous or a calculated liar. Perhaps he didn’t see another story that ran the same day as the TIMES story –-- an interview in ProPublica with Sicknick’s brother that said nothing at all about a head injury or a fire extinguisher, only about a possible reaction to pepper spray. It said Sicknick had texted from the hospital that he was “in good spirits.”

And perhaps Biden didn’t read the entire CNN story that, deep within (not in the headline, of course), said "...medical examiners did not find signs that the officer sustained blunt force trauma, so investigators believe that early reports that he was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true.”

To be sure, many if not most Americans pay attention only to the first few paragraphs of a story or even just the headlines, and one of the NYT articles carried this one: “He Dreamed of Being a Police Officer, Then Was Killed By a Pro-Trump Mob.”

Greenwald makes the case that as it became clearer that no other deaths could be attributed to the pro-Trump mob --- that the other fatalities all had other causes --- it became even more important to spread the fake fire extinguisher story, which was the ONE WAY to depict the riot “in the most violent and menacing light possible.”

It should be possible to condemn the riot –- as I and most other Trump supporters did –- without spreading outrageous lies about what happened that day, but the left doesn’t know how to do that. Creating huge fake whoppers is their stock and trade. And now that they’ve had seven weeks to repeat this one over and over, at least half the country wrongly believes Office Sicknick was beaten to death by a pro-Trump mob. Greenwald says, “There is no circumstance or motive that justifies the dissemination of false claims by journalists. The more consequential the event, the less justified, and more harmful, serial journalistic falsehoods are.”

This particular lie was extremely consequential. It even made it into the impeachment hearing and subsequent trial, with the one article of impeachment against President Trump falsely claiming that Trump supporters “injured and killed law enforcement personnel.” As noted by legal analyst Andrew McCarthy, the House impeachment managers explicitly said on page 28 of their pretrial memorandum that “the insurrectionists killed a Capitol police officer by striking him in the head with a fire extinguisher.”

Finally, on February 9, REVOLVER NEWS ran a compilation and analysis of what we know, and don’t know, regarding Sicknick’s death –- I believe we commented and linked to that story –- and Tucker Carlson reported on it the following day. But so much damage had already been done. And most of the media outlets that had spread the lie in the first place simply ignored the real story. THE NYT still has not written a retraction or correction, just a vague “update” on their original reporting that says, “New information has emerged regarding the death of Capitol officer Brian Sicknick that questions the initial cause of his death provided by officials close to the Capitol Police.”

Another false narrative about a man carrying zip-ties was also spread, presumably to make the security breach seem like a premeditated attempt to forcibly detain people. But this was shown to be wrong as well; Greenwald’s article gives details.

Yet another particularly damaging lie is the insistence that this was an “armed insurrection.” That suggests there were guns, when there’s no evidence of any protester having a gun inside the Capitol. And if there were no guns, what kind of an “insurrection” (or “coup”) is that? On January 15, REUTERS published an article with the headline, ‘U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials.” Mainstream reporters and TDS-infected tweeters such as Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe picked that up and ran with it.

And now Nancy Pelosi, with her insistence on militarizing the Capitol and blaming pro-Trump “domestic terrorists” for armed soldiers and fences topped with razor wire, inflates the narrative even more. THIS IS ALL BASED ON A LIE that they just keep telling, to further marginalize Trump supporters.

One last point: Officer Brian Sicknick lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, one of only four in our country’s history to do so, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Yes, all who lose their lives as law enforcement officers are heroes, but in this case is it too cynical to think of this honor as also being used as a stunt by Democrats to help perpetuate their false narrative? I don’t think so, especially since Pelosi and Schumer took the opportunity to release a joint statement again calling it a “violent insurrection.” Tell me, when have they shown such deep concern for officers who died in leftist mob violence?

Biden And The Democrats Turn Their Attention To The 1860s

By Mike Huckabee 

Having taken care of this whole COVID thing and all the other urgent problems Americans are facing, the Democratic Congress is shifting its priorities from trying to impeach a President who already left office to dealing with “systemic racism” and slavery reparations.

So-called “progressives” used to be obsessed with the 1960s; now they’re obsessed with the 1860s and 1619. They’re “progressing” further backward with each passing day. Still, it’s understandable that they feel such guilt over slavery. It was their institution, and a fellow Democrat did murder the Republican President who ended it.

Be sure to read the entire story because it has some invaluable history lessons and commentary on the reparations movement. For instance, it sets straight the popular misconception that the “three-fifths” compromise was because the Founders thought blacks were less than human (it was actually to prevent Southern states from counting slaves who had no vote as citizens in apportioning legislative seats, and was meant to limit the power of slave states.)

Herschel Walker and others also discuss the impossible logistics of reparations, like who pays for it (does it only come out of white people’s taxes?), who gets it (how much black blood must you have?), what about both white and black people whose families came here after slavery ended, and do the families of the half-million white soldiers who didn’t own slaves but died fighting to end slavery deserve reparations, too? And if the Constitution bars racial discrimination, how can the government force people who never owned slaves to give their money to people who never were slaves, just because they were born white?

“Progressives” adopted that name because their policies were so toxic and unpopular that they'd made “liberal” a dirty word. Now, with their bitter, angry obsession with reopening old wounds, reigniting racial divisions and refighting battles from two centuries ago, they’re ruining the word “progress” as well.

America The Beautiful

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  • David Molony

    02/21/2021 04:50 PM

    I say give black reparations, and then take that money to pay to families of all union soldiers who were wounded or lost their lives in the civil war.

  • Silvia Jimenez Hyre

    02/20/2021 11:11 AM

    The unfortunate death of officer Sicknick being used by Pelosi, the Democrats, the MSM as an opportunity to continue to attack President Trump is really shameful and despicable. Early on Officer Sicknick's brother pleaded not to politicize his death. It's a disgrace that the family's grief has to be exploited by making up a story which has been proven not true, we only know some details, but it appears we will never know the truth, as it's now not politically convenient. RIP Officer Sicknick.

  • Patrick Canan

    02/20/2021 10:02 AM

    Thank you for shining a spotlight on the contradictory reports emerging from the death of the Capitol Police officer. I believe that both sides need to look in the mirror and be honest about what they see, and be careful about what they say.
    I think that you would agree that we are in a perilous time as a nation. Had VP Pence and Speaker Pelosi been murdered, an act that some clearly wanted to accomplish, we would be in an even deeper and darker pit. Thank you for condemning the violence, wherever it occurs.
    Here is my personal interpretation: I think that the rioters did believe that they had been instructed by the President to attack the Capitol and get into the chambers so that they could disrupt the confirmation of the Electoral College vote. With both houses fleeing, I believe that they felt they had accomplished their part of the deal, and they assumed that President Trump would fulfill his: that he would call out the troops to secure the streets and retain his place as POTUS. The Congress had been neutralized.
    That would explain why they did nothing to prepare for a counter attack, and had no thought to set up a defensive perimeter. They just acted like tourists; picking up mementos, taking selfies, rummaging through senatorial desks, and calling home. It was celebratory.
    Thank you again for identifying the inconsistencies in the officer's death, and for reminding us of the mainstream slicing and dicing of the "good people on both sides" statement. We all need to be cautious of what is reported; no sources are above scrutiny.
    Thanks,
    -Pat

  • Jacqueline Christie

    02/20/2021 07:37 AM

    Why was no one concerned about the life of Presudent Trump at the capital rally?

  • Gayle Davis

    02/19/2021 11:22 PM

    I have noticed that many of the same politicians are constantly in the news. They act like they are in the entertainment business instead of in the business of making decisions for the good of the people of this country. Even when the news is negatively focused on them, they seem to thrive and enjoy the attention; their egos stroked by words written or spoken about them. I am not a fan of the entertainment industry, and I am definitely not a fan of egotistical politicians who love the ugly limelight of the media.
    On the other hand, I am a fan of politicians who are quietly doing their jobs. I applaud them for doing what they were elected to do: work for the people of The United States of America. I know there have to be a few. Would you please write about those politicians in your newsletter?
    Thank you!
    Respectfully,
    Gayle Davis

  • Michael

    02/19/2021 08:25 PM

    Have never believed any MSM coverage of the January 6th event at the Capitol and it's doubtful at least 75+million do either. It was staged so that those few Republicans who wanted to pursue facts and truth about the rigged and stolen election, never got the opportunity. The Democrats and who knows who else, maybe Soros, Obama, etc were behind it. The MSM- the Enemies of the People also cooperated with their constant lies. But no matter what the investigations reveal We the People may never know the truth. If investigations would reveal anything but those Trump supporters are at fault, then for certain it will be swept under the rug like all investigations involving Democrats or Democrat scandals, like all the ones under Obama, all the ones involving then VP Biden including the infamous quid pro-quo and any future corrupt dealings with now China Joe, fraud and illigitimate resident of the WH. (probably the real reason why 3000 National Guard troops are in Washington D.C. -Because fraud Biden and the Democrats know they stole the election and need protection in case the truth would ever actually be revealed!!!!

  • Nancy M Hamlett

    02/19/2021 06:26 PM

    I just wanted to write to say how much I enjoyed the mini bio of Rush Limbaugh RIP article on so many things he overcame during his lifetime & his contributions on conservation talk show. That was an amazing testament!

  • Thomas D Eckel

    02/19/2021 04:53 PM

    Hung the picture, at the top of this page, in the barn to scare away ________________(Your choice ?)

  • Jerry Guiser

    02/19/2021 04:48 PM

    On the subject of reparations, it is completely backwards if you wanted to argue that the slaves were awarded freedom, while the slave owners lost "property" that was legal at the time of purchase. It'd be like a gun buy-back program without the buy-back part.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    02/19/2021 04:25 PM

    Mike there is one thing you learn when it comes to getting real signatures from real folks : penmanship must have eloped with the dollar ??

  • Helen Nees

    02/19/2021 04:06 PM

    My understanding is that Officer Sicknick died from a stroke. No blunt force trauma found on autopsy report. He spoke to his brother when he arrived home and said he was okay prior to having the stroke. Dems can't seem to get anything right and just make things up to fit their narrative and we're tired of it. Unfortunately it's what we expect to hear each and every time-lies.

    As for the Rush haters I'm sure it never occurred to them what people will say about them when their time on this planet has come to an end. Will their "friends" go on social media and tell us how the truth about the deceased? Mean, despicable, liar, and a downright hateful person in more ways than one. Be careful when judging others especially if you don't know them. personally.

  • Michele Walker

    02/19/2021 03:49 PM

    Read the Department of Energy order 202-21-1

    Essentially it appears that THEY shut down the power in TEXAS

  • Paul Kern

    02/19/2021 02:58 PM

    It is definitely a cold winter the Marxists have caused.
    Destroying the military niw with a black racist being appointed!
    Now if one has white skin that makes one a racist.
    What about BLM Up here in the PNW most are white soyboys and masculine girls!
    We desperatly need God

  • Pat J Green

    02/19/2021 02:34 PM

    It seems to me that President Trump's put the shot for the Chinese virus on warb drive got the shot out there in less than a year. Biden takes over and you can't get it they are not out there unless of course you are Congress person or one of the rich and famous, or one of there kids. My wife and I are 72 and 73 one with heart condition and the other with demintra and it's just not there for us. Guess I choice the wrong job in government ( 24 years in the military ) should have run for Congress or a Hollywood type. Go figure

  • James Evart

    02/19/2021 02:31 PM

    Jesus, in telling a parable (Matt 20:14-15), of a landowner paying his workers all the same no matter how many hours they worked out of the generosity of his heart, our Lord made the point, "Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?" When someone works for something, that something belongs to him, and him alone. No one else has a right to ANY of it through ANY sleuthing or twisting. What's mine is mine and what's yours is yours, NOT what liberals twist as, "What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine".

    When I think of the above parable and liberal liars negating the charity of a good man while siding reparation and "equity" instead of equality it reminds me of Who they will be answering to during JUDGEMENT. Though, these liberals do not believe in a God of justice or in any God at all. Without the Judeo Christian ethic that this country was founded upon, the Constitution that expresses this ethic is doomed to fail by this rowdy crowd from the left.

    Though they do not believe that the bible is God's word and that every word in it is unerring, it might be well to note how God marks out all who will end up in the lake of fire throughout eternity who are untruthful as purveyors of lies, deceit and falsehood. Rev 21:8,26 & Rev 22:15.

  • Floyd Unger

    02/19/2021 02:14 PM

    Thank you....Well Biden knows how to read but his library is kinda limited.

  • Doug

    02/19/2021 02:08 PM

    Food for Thought;
    The Democrats plan for unity. Disaster brings all people together. So destroy the country, and let the harm fall on EVERYONE, both Republican and Democrat. Then in two years everyone (except the crooked media, rich élite, and corrupt politicians) will be standing hip deep in the ashes of our destroyed nation and come together to replace our constitution, jobs, and freedoms.

    The rush for the second impeachment and false reporting of how the police officer died were a deterrent for what Nancy Polosi knew in advance of the events. She needed a BIG crisis to for a political photo op. It will be interesting to see what the facts really are. If they are ever really investigated and honestly reported. Good luck.

  • JJ

    02/19/2021 01:47 PM

    Teachers Unions are telling Biden what to do and when Social Media corporations tell biden what to do and when large corporations tell Biden when and how to get them cheaper low skill labor and that is coming in thru the Southern border. Corporations have used groups of people to labor in their plants until they got strong enough to demand better conditions and when that happened the corporations went to a different group until it got strong enough to move on the weakest group is the group that is illegal to be here unable to speak English well with the chance of deportation keeps workers from making demands of the employer just like the Obama era wages did not grow Biden is doing the same thing suppling corporations with cheap and more important obeying workers similar to plantations in pre civil war time table. Democrats are known for this system and plantations and corporations make huge money with this system. Biden shuts down the pipelines the RR make huge money and so does Biden see a plan here 40 years of biden politics solar panels and wind mills put em up who gets rich China and so does Biden their might be an investigation no one knows for sure. Electric cars shut down the oil fields how many stranded electric cars will litter the hi ways most of them Biden himself will be enjoying a dirt bath when it happens he doesn't care Jill will know how to spent his money.

  • Dave Newbry

    02/19/2021 01:13 PM

    Don't you think 60 years of poverty programs and welfare to the tune of over $20 trillion dollars (so far) is "reparations" enough?

  • Linda Van Kampen

    02/19/2021 12:57 PM

    I appreciate your articles and am awed by the lovely pictures include in "America the Beautiful." They bring a moment of peace!
    Blessings,
    Linda

  • PAUL Schaber

    02/19/2021 12:47 PM

    If you look closely at the video of the killing of that Air Force Veteran all you see is the gloved hands of Capital Policee Officer shooting from around the corner of a wall. Is it not strange that they where armed and when you see the other pictures of the Capital police you do not see any firearms drawn.

    If this was a insurrection, then why was the tapes of the CAPITAL grabbed by the FBI and now cannot be seen due to Security Reasons.

    Another question, you must ask yourself, the rioters where at the Capital prior to even TRUMP commences to talk. There was a video showing buses arriving with Police Escort, but now all of sudden that tape cannot be found.

    I would like to see if Biden has the courage to tell the gangs that they must surrrender their firearms under this plan.


    How about the Main Street Media go to those same cities and get the real facts of the shooting and murders that have incurred since the George Floyd Incident and the real situation within the Police and Fire Department of those cities with response times for either department.

    They would be shocked .

    So in conclusion it is allright if it happens in Portland or Seattle or other places, but bring that problem to this SACRED LOCATION, then it is treason to main street media and social media and the buffoons residing in the Capital Bubble and surrounding communities of the DC area. .

  • treasure smith

    02/19/2021 12:35 PM

    IS THERE ANY WAY TRUMP AND SUPPORTERS CAN HELP TEXAS NOW? TS

  • Scott Themer

    02/19/2021 12:33 PM

    I thought they wanted to erase history - if everything else in history should be erased, shouldn't they also erase the 1860s and 1619?

  • Mike Smith

    02/19/2021 12:26 PM

    Good morning Governor!
    I hope you're all doing well. Things are sure interesting...

    About that article linked to at Gab by it's CEO.

    I'm not familiar with Mr Torba so I may be wrong on how I grasp his advice.
    It does seem, to me anyway, that what he is talking about sounds an awful lot like the 'Great Reset' that has been discussed all over the webs.

    I hope I'm wrong.

  • Linda Wolfe

    02/19/2021 12:10 PM

    Let the lying lips be put to silence which speak grievous things proudly and contempteuously against the righteous. Ps 31:18 Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
    God resist the proud but gives grace to the humble. Those who sow discord, tell lies, shed innocent blood, and close churches will face the wrath of GOD unless they repent.