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    January 20, 2021
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    Good morning!

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

    Today's newsletter includes:

    • Inauguration Day: Pelosi Didn't Get Her Machine Guns
    • Here's One U.S. Soldier Who NEEDED Investigating
    • Hawley Book Will Happen
    • Spitting Mad
    • Not A Wise Career Move
    • Must-See Video

    Sincerely,

    Mike Huckabee

    Inauguration Day: Pelosi Didn't Get Her Machine Guns

    By Mike Huckabee

    Yesterday, we talked about what Washington, DC, looked like on “Inauguration Eve”; namely, an evacuated and secured war zone. Yes, Democrats are sending a message about their newly-established power by turning it into exactly that, but apparently House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had wanted to send it in even stronger terms.

    According to Ken Cuccinelli, acting deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, Pelosi had even wanted “crew-manned machine guns” (!!!). But her request was turned down, he said Tuesday evening to Martha MacCallum on FOX NEWS, “because there’s simply no use for that in a security arrangement for a civilian undertaking.”

    In case you’re a leftist who pretends to know about guns but doesn’t know BBs about them, the term “machine guns” refers to fully automatic weapons, a giant step beyond the semiautomatic weapons used by many for hunting and self-defense that are so often condemned by the left. “Crew-manned machine guns” are probably best known by their associations with front-line warfare and also mass executions of Jews and other enemies by Nazi soldiers during the Holocaust. They mow people down. Personal, hand-held automatic weapons were used to commit shocking mob violence in America during Prohibition.

    Just think of the image this would have projected, regardless of whether or not these guns were even loaded. I realize those on the left are trying to make a point about their new dominance, but this over-the-top show of power is shameful and dangerous and tells us a lot about their current state of mind. If anything would incite violence, it’s not Trump, who left quietly, but this symbolic boot-heel.

    Pelosi had also requested, through the Capitol Police, the many thousands of extra troops, Cuccinelli said, adding, “Some of this has gone beyond any legitimate security need. But they’re disciplined, they’re professional, and the Secret Service has been choreographing this very effectively to maintain security and safety.”

    When asked why there was a call for “such a tremendous force,” Cuccinelli said “all of it arose on January 6,” partially because Congress was the target.

    "At the same time,” he wondered aloud, “where was this concern for the rest of America?”

    Good question. He continued: “But when their own [Congress's] butt was on the line, all of a sudden they want every troop and soldier they can find to protect THEM.” He said they’re perfectly happy to do what it takes to keep members safe, but “not at the sacrifice of the rest of America.”

    "Congressmen aren’t more important than any other American,” he said, and the DHS has been trying to keep everyone safe “through this entire difficult year.”

    Pelosi’s requests were so out of proportion to any known threat that it actually prompted none other than Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib to join nine of her colleagues, including the other far-left members of “The Squad,” in writing to Pelosi and Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging that national security powers not be expanded.

    Consistent with the “even-a-broken-clock-is-right-twice-a-day” theory, they wrote, “We firmly believe that the national security and surveillance powers of the U.S. government are already too broad, undefined, and unaccountable to the people.” Though the letter makes some points I’d gladly debate –- including their description of the July 6th attackers simply as a “Trump mob,” as if Trump had sent them –- it must be snowing in Hades because I never thought I’d agree with Rep. Tlaib about anything, even a little.

    The letter is also endorsed by the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR), and the leftist organizations Demand Progress, Free Press and Win Without War. Could this be an issue on which at least some on both the left and right can find common ground?

    "For our part,” the legislators wrote, “we pledge to oppose any attempts to expand the domestic national security or surveillance powers of the United States government at the expense of the rights of our people with every tool available to us as duly-elected members of Congress.” Is it too much to hope that when they say “our” people, they’re actually including Trump supporters? Most Democrat leaders hardly consider Trump supporters to be people at all, let alone “our people.” So pardon me if I can’t help thinking there’s something about this I’m missing.

    MacCallum also reported Tuesday that pipe bombs were found at the entrances to both the RNC and the DNC headquarters. The unusually non-partisan bomber, as of this writing, is still at large.

    In an update to the story on National Guard troops being “ideologically vetted,” Kevin Corke on FOX NEWS said Tuesday afternoon that the head of the Guard has confirmed that a dozen members have been removed from duty because of “suspected far-right extremist ties.” The decision to take them off inauguration duty was apparently based on “inappropriate texts or comments” these members had made. We're not told what they said that was considered inappropriate but would love to know.

    Cuccinelli emphasized, “There is NO --- I repeat, NO --- identified threat from any of these people to the inauguration, or any suggestion that I’m aware of that any of them had any intention to do anything other than their duty in the National Guard.” The Secretary of Defense concurred, he said. This is what Cuccinelli called a function of the heightened anxiety in Washington.

    "If only they’d been so anxious about the violence all across the country for the last year, we might not have gotten to a point where this seemed to some people to be an acceptable form of political expression,” he said. Agreed, though I'd stress that the vast majority on the right still find it totally unacceptable.

    Check out the BABYLON BEE’s satirical PSA about how we learn to riot.

    Chad Wolf, former acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said this level of vetting is “the same as the vetting that was done for most inaugurations.” That includes the involvement of the Secret Service and the FBI.

    We respectfully disagree that this is normal, as they’re now apparently picking apart every last tweet and chance acquaintance, placing tens of thousands of troops –- American troops –- under the intense scrutiny of multiple bureaus. This deployment represents the largest military presence in Washington in American history during peacetime. Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who, as he puts it, “spent my life in the preparedness and security field,” DOES find the current steps deeply concerning, linking to this from Sara Carter.

    The message it sends our troops: we don’t trust you.

    Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott doesn’t think the vetting is normal at all and, in fact, is highly offended that the troops he sends would be subjected to this. He tweeted on Monday, “This is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard. No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard.”

    Texas sent more than 1,000 National Guardsmen to Washington for the inauguration, but Gov. Abbott said, “I’ll never do it again if they are disrespected like this.

    As BREITBART editor and host Joel Pollack noted on Monday, DILBERT creator Scott Adams (who also hosts the enlightening daily podcast “Coffee with Scott Adams”) remarked that “once you start evaluating soldiers for political loyalty, you are on your way to creating something like a Revolutionary Guard that protects one party or leader. Democrats are becoming what they think Trump is.”

    "Becoming”? The Democrats, as a party, are THERE.


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    Here's One U.S. Soldier Who NEEDED Investigating

    By Mike Huckabee

    This is the kind of thing our intel agencies should be spending their time investigating, not pro-Trump tweets from National Guardsmen.

    Hawley Book Will Happen

    By Mike Huckabee

    Regnery Publishing has picked up the book by Sen. Josh Hawley that Simon & Schuster cravenly dropped due to the free speech-crushing leftist mob. In doing so, Regnery put out a blistering statement about free speech and the role of publishers to their gutless and principle-free competitors and the signers of that open letter calling for barring Trump and his staffers from being allowed to publish a book. It should be required reading for all those authors. I have a feeling that’s as close to “required reading” as any of those writers will ever get.


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    Spitting Mad

    By Mike Huckabee

    Since both of my writer/researchers are Texans, they are too spitting mad for them even to put it into words after a University of Texas “history” professor branded the Alamo as an “insignificant” battle that represents “whiteness.” So I’ll just link to this article that refutes this historical revisionist sacrilege in detail.

    Incidentally, the person making that blasphemous claim is also the “Texas State Historical Association’s chief historian” and one of the drivers of a movement to stop calling the defenders of the Alamo “heroic” in Texas school textbooks.

    How do you get to be a leading historian in Texas and not remember the Alamo?

    Not A Wise Career Move

    By Mike Huckabee

    Proof that voting to impeach President Trump on bogus grounds is not a wise career move for someone whose political career is based on pleasing Republicans in Wyoming, where Trump beat Biden by 69.5% to 26.4%.

    Must-See Video

    By Mike Huckabee

    Tuesday, on his last full day in office, President Trump gave a farewell address. Some “news” channels which are now in the full-time propaganda business didn’t even air it, but you can watch it at this link, and you should.

    It’s a reminder of some of the many great things about the Trump Administration that his critics refused to give him credit for even as they benefited from them personally. (I’ve been especially annoyed recently to hear Joe Biden branding the coronavirus vaccine roll-out as a “disaster,” when (A.) it’s only been a disaster in Democrat-run states; (B.) he and his fellow Democrats mocked Trump for saying there would be a vaccine by the end of 2020, and for his efforts at creating one, which worked; and (C.) when Obama/Biden were in office, they were completely ineffective in dealing with pandemics such as swine flu.)

    But Trump also warns us about the sudden, anti-American turn of the left; the blacklists and censorship and intolerance; the bigotry and class warfare; all the things they once claimed to oppose and are now rushing to impose. It’s going to be a hard two years until the 2022 elections, and there’s no guarantee that things will change even then if conservatives get demoralized instead of getting organized and fighting back, the way the (peaceful) Tea Party movement did in 2009. He also reminds us of the importance of engaging with hearts and minds, not with violence.

    This is Trump at his best and most presidential. I wish he’d spoken like this sooner and more often. The partisan media may ignore this speech, but I predict it will become historic, as the American people begin to realize how badly they were gas-lighted by the media. While I hope and pray that President Biden will keep his word to be a unifier and that America will heal and prosper, I suspect that Americans will soon start to miss Trump's pro-American, pro-growth, pro-freedom policies, even if they don’t miss the tweets.

    Also, the media treated First Lady Melania Trump shamefully for four years, and then they also ignored her farewell message. I think you will want to see that as well.

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    Comments 26-42 of 42

    • Thomas D Eckel

      01/20/2021 01:30 PM

      The next time you attend church ponder this. Is the knowledge of the political leanings of the person setting next to you of any value in how you interact with them? How about this same question about members of any of the other churches in your town? There was a time when after church attendance, the adults gathered to 'catch up' with each other and to discuss the concerns of their communities. My point is this, we may need to revert back to this after the main stream media denies our citizens access to social discourse. When agreement is reached by all there is a great sense of achievement. The feeling can be addictive.

    • Pat J Green

      01/20/2021 01:26 PM

      Not really knowing what weapons the Guard is carrying there in Washington DC today, but if it is a M16 then it is just a matter of flipping a switch to go from semi auto to full auto with a 700 tp 900 rate of sustained fire. In like the AR15 which is semi auto. So Pelosi got her wants just to stupid to know the difference

    • Kelly Lunsford

      01/20/2021 01:26 PM

      Welcome to the USSA. United Socialist States of America.


      God help us all.

    • Angela Davis

      01/20/2021 01:18 PM

      Someone has to help American conservatives and Christians. We are doomed with Biden. Proof of fraud, why won’t anyone listen or take the case?

    • James Labowsky

      01/20/2021 01:16 PM

      Hey AMERCIA, direct from the Sniffer, we will soon be blessed by the biden administration with 4 to 6 dollar fuel cost again. Think about it! We are going back to the good old Obama way and life style. Aren't you jumping for joy? AND AS AN EXTRA BONUS

      The democrats gain, 100 million illegal and soon to be legal aliens that will come flooding through Biden's open border promise. These people can't speak English, dont have a home, dont have any money, and dont and will not have jobs. They will leach off of Biden free housing, welfare, aid to dependent children, medicade, schooling for their children and and God knows what else. They will bring diseases, destroy our society, flood our schools, and that's the good part. ALONG WITH THESE PEOPLE WILL COME CRIMINALS, TERRORIST AND AN EXTREAM THREAT TO OUR WAY OF LIFE. WELCOME TO DEMOCRATIC AMERICA, A NEW THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.

    • Nancy Burton

      01/20/2021 01:16 PM

      Thought they didn’t believe in guns??? They are so fishy they stink!!

    • adean Barrett

      01/20/2021 01:15 PM

      Keep up the good work and keeping us informed. Trust your opinion and the understanding.
      Did not watch inauguration...did not want to hear the rhetoric and the UNITY. Thank God for truth...

    • William Sampson

      01/20/2021 01:14 PM

      The links for the Trump and First Lady farewell speeches have been compromised. They take you immediately to a 60 minutes interview and other advertisements. BUT... if you scroll down you can still find the real speech.
      Thanks for everything you do!

    • Robert E Clegg

      01/20/2021 12:37 PM

      Mike, why didn't Pelosi simply order the automatic weapons on line? She must have a prime Amazon account for overnight delivery. Why didn't she simply send staff to a gun show with cash? The National Guard was called up for only one reason, Biden needed more than 14 people to show up. The tall fence and the razor wire is only to insure no one climbs out before he has his pictures taken.......

    • Marie Krause

      01/20/2021 12:30 PM

      Thank you for always giving us the truth. We need that more than ever now. Watching for the 'unity'. Praying over Trumps, and counting on his promise (we'll be back). His investigations need to continue and praying he has the right people with him to expose the truth.

    • Bruce Vanderhoef

      01/20/2021 12:23 PM

      Sigh......where do I sign up for the "Patriot party?"

    • William Fuhrer

      01/20/2021 12:06 PM

      Oh my goodness I just got an email which started out Nancy Pelosi a self described DEVOUT CATHOLIC then went on to descibe her criticizing the Presidents supporters who were PROLIFE. Boy has Pelosi got a hugh surprise coming

    • Donna C Wright

      01/20/2021 12:02 PM

      Thank you for telling us what most of the msm won’t. I look forward to reading your articles.

    • STEVEN J FULLER

      01/20/2021 11:55 AM

      Next two years it will be the red state governors & red state legislatures that will stand between freedom & anarchy and for ALL conservative Christians to .... PRAY, PRAY, PRAY ..... UNCEASINGLY

    • Robin Datin

      01/20/2021 11:53 AM

      I am very thankful for the many things that President Trump was able to accomplish while undergoing the vilest of attacks by the very people who were elected to protect the interests of the American public. My prayer is that he and his family will be blessed beyond measure for the many sacrifices they all made.

    • Stephen Russell

      01/20/2021 11:23 AM

      "Unity"
      Explain how Dems want unity with:
      Blacklisting
      Censorship.
      Deny Ex Pres Trump favor IE SAG membership.
      Is this fair?
      Cant blacklist 74M Trump voters, were not Jews like in 1930s Germany
      Many voters are angry over Blacklisting etc.
      Seeds for Civil War
      & keep harrassing ex Pres Trump wont Help

    • Stephen Russell

      01/20/2021 11:20 AM

      Patriot Party: Pres ex Trump plans a Patriot Party
      Love idea, but prior 3rd party fails & Dems win.
      FYI
      How can it be better.
      Or different from 1990s party or use the Tea Party model.

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    And here’s a surprise: Robert Kennedy Jr. suggested that McConnell be replaced by Sen. Rand Paul. RFK Jr. tweeted, “It’s time to promote leaders in Washington, DC, who won’t kowtow to the military contractors or push us deeper into foreign conflicts. We need representation who will prioritize American wellness over all else. I believe Rand Paul would be an incredible successor. He’s shown great judgment and has the grit to put hardworking Americans first.”

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    Justice?

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    Get Out

    Law Professor William A. Jacobson of the Legal Insurrection blog has been watching the politicized lawfare against Trump and conservative businesses and organizations in New York, and the unprofessional threats and ugly gloating by Attorney General Letitia James about how she’s going to destroy Trump. He analyzed the situation in light of assurances by Gov. Hochul that if your business isn’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear. And he arrived at this conclusion: 

    “Get out of New York, if you can.” And if you can’t leave now, “Develop an exit plan before you need it.

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    Pray for the Panhandle

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    This is a link to live updates on the fires from the Weather Channel.

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    No test?!?

    The White House announced Wednesday that President Biden is making an unannounced trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his yearly physical exam…which will NOT include a cognitive test. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dismissed questions about a cognitive test, saying Biden proves his cognitive abilities "every day [in] how he operates and how he thinks."  I’m confused, is that an argument for or against a cognitive test?

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