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    January 12, 2021
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    Good morning!

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

    Today's newsletter includes:

    • Fellow Trump Supporters Ask Us: What The Heck Is QAnon?
    • A Second Impeachment Vote 
    • Sad To Report
    • McCarthy And Trump Talk
    • Fascism
    • Bottom News Story Of The Day
    • Advertisement: The Mediterranean Experience

    Sincerely,

    Mike Huckabee

    Fellow Trump Supporters Ask Us: What The Heck Is QAnon?

    By Mike Huckabee

    Activists who caused mayhem trying to crash the joint session of Congress last week –- tragically leading to one shooting death and several other fatalities, including one policeman –- have been characterized in news reports as right-wing conspiracy theorists who identify with such groups as QAnon. It’s not the first time Trump supporters have been reportedly associated with QAnon, and when this came up once before, some readers wrote and asked us, “What is QAnon?”

    Heck if I knew. Seriously, we had no idea. And those readers must not have known, either, or they wouldn’t have asked us. Judging from typical news accounts, though, Trump supporters are deep into this and other wild conspiracy theories, like the crazy belief that some people actually commit election fraud. Of course we know that’s nonsense, especially when applied to the 2020 election, which we’ve been assured was the most accurate and secure election in our nation’s history and that’s good enough for us. (Sarcasm alert.)

    And since news accounts are known for giving such keen and insightful depictions of Trump supporters –- how we think, what motivates us, what we like to buy at Walmart and order at the Olive Garden –- we were frankly a little embarrassed at our ignorance about QAnon. What kind of self-respecting Trump supporters were we, not even knowing what it was, let alone not believing whatever it was they were putting out there? So we did a little very basic research and tackled the question briefly in a months-old newsletter.

    After the Capitol Hill riot last week, the topic of QAnon came up again, in a particularly sad context: Ashli Babbitt, the woman who was killed by a Capitol Hill officer inside the building, reportedly at least looked into it herself.

    Here’s how the AP put it: “Her Twitter account promoted mainstream conservative views but also included references to the QAnon conspiracy theory, which centers on the baseless belief that Trump had been secretly fighting deep state enemies and a cabal of Satan-worshiping cannibals operating a child sex trafficking ring.”

    Well, they kind of had us at “deep state enemies” but lost us at “Satan-worshiping cannibals.”

    Please understand, we strongly condemn the foolish and destructive actions at the Capitol. Everyone involved should be ashamed of what they did and those who disobeyed Capitol Police, vandalized the building and led to the death and destruction should be prosecuted as fully as we called for that to happen to the Antifa and BLM rioters last summer. Their actions helped Trump’s adversaries wrongly paint the President and ALL his supporters as insurrectionists and even seditionists, giving the left an excuse to crush our civil rights, which they are now doing. Still, the AP report about Babbitt reads mostly like a hit piece, especially jarring since the woman had been killed just the day before. It includes a couple of nice remarks from her ex-husband Aaron, but otherwise paints her as a nutty Trump supporter who believed all those crazy things about the election and tweeted about gun rights and illegal immigration.

    According to the AP report, “Babbitt, an Air Force veteran who identified as a Libertarian and supporter of the 2nd Amendment, frequently posted unsubstantiated views about election fraud by the President and his most extreme supporters –- activists whose conspiracy theories and unflinching support for Trump have attracted large numbers of online followers.”

    Babbitt was once charged with road rage, it says, but acquitted. She reportedly supported a recall drive against California Gov. Gavin Newsome, which is at least one testament to sanity and good judgment.

    Again quoting from AP: “Brian Levin, Director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, said Babbitt will be remembered as a martyr by people with a wide range of grievances spanning from disbelief in the seriousness of the pandemic to beliefs in QAnon conspiracy theories.

    “‘When you have people in an alternate universe, they will take a catalytic event and spin it in a way that is most appealing to their emotions and fears, irrespective of what the facts may end up showing,’ he said.”

    Well, isn’t that special. I get the impression that to such a condescending person, gun rights and legal immigration –- and Trump support –- are right up there with a cannibalistic sex trafficking ring as crazy things to believe in. And many on the left eagerly lump us all into that same alternate universe.

    I’d also say that anything called the “Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism” might want to focus just a little attention on the hate and extremism coming from the left, along with those wild conspiracy theories about Trump and Putin and Russian prostitutes. Bet they won’t, though. Because those examples are perfectly normal.

    Another report, this from the AIR FORCE TIMES, refers to Babbitt as an “adherent" of QAnon.

    Incidentally, this report tells us that Babbitt “was part of a mob that, after being incited by President Trump’s fraudulent claims of a stolen election, overran barricades and stormed Congress...” Hold on --- one timeline of events suggests the mob could not have been listening to Trump’s speech and get there in time to cause the chaos at the Capitol when it took place. We're checking into this, but It appears these people might not have even heard Trump speak, so I’m curious to know how he “incited” them.

    Also, the event they were interrupting was an attempt by Republicans in Congress to present their evidence, which thanks to their idiocy, was not presented and never will be.

    Apparently, Babbitt had posted a photo of herself in a “QAnon” shirt. We wish we could tell you more about this group, but we –- like most Trump supporters –- are just not into that. When President Trump was asked about it by incredibly rude town hall host Savannah Guthrie last year, he said he didn’t know anything about it. “I just don’t know about QAnon,” he said.

    Guthrie argued with him (!), as she did repeatedly throughout the interview. “You do know,” she said.

    He insisted he did not. Then he said they were against pedophilia, but it seems he was confused and really talking about Antifa. Apparently, even President Trump didn’t know what QAnon is, or had only a vague idea.

    Here’s what the NEW YORK POST said about QAnon in a comprehensive report last October.

    QAnon was supposedly named for “Q,” a shadowy figure who remains anonymous. But if some of those people who stormed the Capitol and dashed conservative hopes are members of QAnon, I say the “Q” should really stand for “Quixote,” as in Don Quixote, who famously tilted at windmills.

    From this we get the word “quixotic,” which means “foolishly impractical, especially in the pursuit of lofty ideals.” Also, “Having or showing ideas that are different and unusual but not practical or likely to succeed.” That foolhardiness and its tragic end are all the “Q” represents to me.

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    A Second Impeachment Vote

    By Mike Huckabee

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to force the House to adopt by unanimous consent (meaning no debate) a resolution calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office. Surprise: it failed.

    So now, House Democrats are expected to move on to their frankly idiotic second impeachment vote by Wednesday. It’s a move opposed by Republicans and even some moderate Democrats to impeach a President who’s leaving office in eight days and will already be gone by the time the Senate reconvenes, and where there’s no way a two-thirds vote would convict anyway.

    I should also mention that the so-called “grounds” for impeachment are that Trump allegedly incited rioters, even though nothing he said urged violence (the opposite, in fact), it’s likely the Capitol rioters hadn’t even heard his speech, and the same people impeaching him just spent most of 2020 defending violent rioters (that includes Nancy Pelosi, whose previous dismissive response to violent protesters attacking buildings and monuments in DC was that people will do what they do.) If you were going to sit down and try to think up a more pointless, nakedly partisan, laughably hypocritical endeavor, I don’t think it would be possible.

    Even Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin and former Democrat Senate Leader Tom Dashle see no point in it. This article notes that maybe House Democrats think it will put a special stain on Trump to be the only President to be impeached twice, but considering there was no real evidence for either impeachment, history is more likely to record it as Pelosi leaving a stain of rabid partisanship on the House.

    Seven Republican Senators are calling on Joe Biden to intervene and tell Pelosi to reel it in, but so far, he hasn’t.

    It not only will accomplish nothing but wasting the taxpayers’ time and money, but it will also tie up Congressional time that Biden hoped to use to start pushing through his agenda.

    So come to think of it, so ahead, Nancy, impeach away! It's for the good of America and to protect the Constitution! And here’s another conservative who supports impeachment, just because of how foolish it will make the Democrats look.

    Finally, leave it to the satirical site the Babylon Bee to write the perfect epitaph not for the Trump Administration but for the twilight of the Bizarro World straw manTrump that the Democrats and the media invented and obsessed over for the past four years, and apparently will keep doing so until the sun burns out.

    Sad To Report

    By Mike Huckabee

    We’re sad to report that Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson has died of cancer at 87. The billionaire CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp was a longtime major Republican donor and early supporter of Donald Trump. As former President George W. Bush noted, "He was an American patriot and a strong supporter of Israel. Sheldon was a generous benefactor of charitable causes, especially medical research and Jewish heritage education.” We send our prayers and condolences to his family.

    McCarthy And Trump Talk

    By Mike Huckabee

    There’s a story that President Trump acknowledged some blame for the protester violence at the Capitol last week. reportedly on a phone call with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. But this is attributed to “a source,” there are no direct quotes, and the White House didn’t comment, so I’m not certain how much credence to give this, or even what "acknowledging blame" means. Still, here’s the link, for what it’s worth.

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    Fascism

    By Mike Huckabee

    Judging by the recent actions of Big Tech, the media and certain Democratic Party leaders, this might be a good time for a lesson in the meaning and history of fascism.

    Bottom News Story of the Day

    By Mike Huckabee

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed Obama in 2008 and 2012, Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Joe Biden in 2020, announced that he is no longer a Republican. In that same spirit, I hereby announce that I am no longer a teenager.

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    • Pedro Tandoc Jr

      01/12/2021 04:04 PM

      Thanks for the enlightening write up on Qanon. Now I know what WWG1WGA means and what to a avoid in social media. Frankly I have been to their website and watched some of their videos which my friends and I found quite weird and disturbing. But we are in an extraordinary world, and rather confusing. We need the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit and solace and direction in the Word, who is Jesus.

    • Lynn Lopez

      01/12/2021 03:49 PM

      please send me the newsletter

    • Robert J Miller

      01/12/2021 03:48 PM

      I just finished reading the text of The articles of impeachment and they reminded me of a poem I read several years ago entitled The Blind Men and the Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe. Each had a completely erroneous idea of just what an elephant looked like. One felt its side and proclaimed that the beast was only a wall; Another felt the tusk and called out a spear. After all of them had called the elephant a snake, tree, fan, and a rope. The image was subject to a very narrow concept. Such is Pelosi's assertion of "inciting to Riot". I suppose that if you spin it, stretch it, twist it and close your eyes, that may be true. This is all beside the point. The last paragraph revealed the truth of the matter: Nancy Pelosi wants to totally ruin Donald Trump politically, socially, financially and any other way she can. Read it for yourself.
      What is wrong with this woman?? Why is she eaten up with venom for the best and most productive president I Can remember? That's a lot of presidents, since I'm 76 years old and can remember the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Pelosi's accusations are fuzzy and her real aim is character assassination of Donald Trump Whether or not he is still president!
      ,,

    • Joe Delello

      01/12/2021 03:48 PM

      We are going down a dark path.

    • Linda Curry

      01/12/2021 03:25 PM

      Glad to join

    • Margot Plummer

      01/12/2021 03:14 PM

      I am very concerned about the fake Trumpers at the inauguration. We know they were at the capitol building last week. These fakes will be armed, which will set up the gun grab the Socialist have been aching for. I am very worried.

    • Darrell Johnson

      01/12/2021 03:06 PM

      Democrat leaders that receive the Corona Virus vaccine need publicly thank President Trump for there shot. Sometimes a little gratitude can go along ways and break the ice.

    • Charlotte Mitchell

      01/12/2021 02:58 PM

      Thanks Mike. You inspire me.

    • Faride Soler Sola

      01/12/2021 02:47 PM

      Dear Mr. Huckabee,

      Thank you for your newsletter I greatly appreciate it. It helps me understand many things and you're funny too. God bless you always

    • Rhonda Patty

      01/12/2021 02:43 PM

      Good to be on your site

    • P STUERKE

      01/12/2021 02:35 PM

      Thank you for taking a deeper look at the "riots" at the Capitol. After watching every video available to me, I see more and more to convince me that people I see are using Antifa tactics and are NOT the average MAGA supporter. I also have seen the timeline showing that the flashbangs went off to stop rioters BEFORE President Trump finished speaking and his supporters dispersed. I am not saying there were no Trump supporters who rioted, but I question who the leaders were. I also question who was ultimately responsible considering the use the left has made of the event.

    • Michael L. Sanders, Sr.

      01/12/2021 02:30 PM

      In the past week I have seen two videos, one from some off the wall preacher and the other from some supposed retired Lt. General. Both of them were claiming to have inside contacts, who were giving them inside information. They both claimed that Special Forces soldiers were inserted into the Antifa Crowd at the Capitol and that these forces got into Pelosi's office along with many other Congress men's offices and stole their lap-tops. They are claiming that marshal law will shortly be declared and all of these law breakers in the government will be arrested and tried for their crimes. Have you heard any of this stuff and what is your take on it? I tend to be skeptical of the whole thing. It would be nice if such a thing would take place but I seriously doubt it.

    • Terri Klose

      01/12/2021 02:13 PM

      I had never heard of Q either until I stumbled across the website, Stop World Control, while researching the truth about vaccines and COVID 19 vaccine. They have a video series titled Q-The Plan to Save the World. I'm surprised it is still up--so maybe it's not true at all since BigTech seems to shut down any truths they don't want us to hear. It is intriguing, but the evil deeds they explore are not for the faint of heart. Knowing the vehement hatred that drives the left, I can't but wonder if there are indeed some truths to some of it.

    • Floyd Unger

      01/12/2021 02:10 PM

      Excellent and golly I’m so glad to know about Collin Powell

    • William Schlumpf

      01/12/2021 01:53 PM

      Re:FascistaTech
      The deplatforming of Parler, conservative voices on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Is a good thing. The voices of the masses will not be extinguished. Alternative platforms will arise and we will not be funding those who despise us. Nor will they any longer be able to selectively silence the lone voice without a broad following. And for anyone who still was in doubt of the media/high tech/China bias, collusion and censorship, they can doubt no more.

    • Sharon Neely

      01/12/2021 01:53 PM

      Thank you for showing needed mature & calm leadership during this unfortunate situation that leadership has gotten the Republican Party into.

    • Jerry Korba

      01/12/2021 01:50 PM

      If you were a Leftist What would you want exposed every hour of the day Impeachment! What would you want silent Hunter Biden criminal money laundering activity. President elect Biden's feet are close to the fire Declassified documents are needed before Trump leaves office another reason to get him out of office Trump isn't going to run again he can do good now out of office 75 million voices are still ready to listen all Trump needs is his own network and guess what after a year of Harris and Biden he will have 85 million people ready to listen. Only normal American people need to tune in. No CNN MSM MSNBC no idiots from Fox Propaganda outlet Donald can hire Pete Tucker Mark Levin and Stien and Maria and you Mike bring your band and your guitar. and others now that would be a show you could have on most of the time. Real news with flair humor and a little sarcasm Get America Great again the TRUMP NETWORK!!! Real News Real People.

    • Elizabeth c Dinunzio

      01/12/2021 01:48 PM

      I believe the democrats are demon possessed they set the Capitol rampage on Jan 6 when I Sen the police lead the protesters in to the capital I knew something was wrong

    • Patrick Green

      01/12/2021 01:30 PM

      Just think if all conservative was to cut Twitter and others lose how the media and commie's and other left idiots would act, they would be beside there self giving the world all kinds of reasons and figuring what is going on

    • Seven Arrows

      01/12/2021 01:28 PM

      Rumor is that the media is threatening outlets such as yourself to either denounce Qanon or have their programs and platforms pulled. We are seeing many actually succumb to their threats. Sad

    • Elizabeth Walden

      01/12/2021 01:08 PM

      For you to say impeachment is a stunt and will divide us is ludicrous. This man must be held accountable for his treasonous actions. There is already anger that was fueled by Trump’s lies. Many in the Republican part were complacent. Of course you want this to go away, just like all of the other horribly unacceptable behaviors he’s engaged in over four years.

      Wake up!
      Elizabeth

    • JoEllen Hegmann

      01/12/2021 01:01 PM

      Why is there a petition on your page to denounce Josh Hawley? There should be a petition to boycott Simon and Schuster! And Twitter!

    • Berry Mcalister

      01/12/2021 12:54 PM

      Did the fence/ wall hating dumorats just have a protective fence erected around their palace ?? How much has the 'wicked witch of the west' cost taxpayers the past 4 yrs? Shouldn't taxpayers be able to establish a spending limit for congress on such 'NO BASIS' claims? I say a $20.00 limit & anything over that they foot the bill or if it proven to be wrong, they have to repay every last cent plus forfeit their salaries for that period of time. Why not check on the 3 police escorted buses that arrived @ the capitol bldg just before the staged "riot". There is cell phone video.

    • Lisa Pridemore

      01/12/2021 12:53 PM

      Enjoyed the newsletter today, especially the sarcasm! I think everyone has needed a little bit of a laugh today. I’m new to the newsletter and would also like to say I appreciate the Bible versus.

    • R Reedy

      01/12/2021 12:53 PM

      The link to the Babylon Bee didn’t work for me...got a 404 error. Is this the article that was linked to? https://babylonbee.com/news/dangerous-fascist-dictator-censored-and-voted-out-of-office

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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

    Please join me in prayers today for those in the path of the huge wildfires in the Texas Panhandle and neighboring Oklahoma. There are five wildfires that are causing school closures and evacuations, including the evacuation of a nuclear power plant. The largest of them, the Smokehouse Creek Fire, covers 800 square miles and is now the second-largest wildfire in state history.

    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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