What to make of Election 2018

November 7, 2018 |

Once again, President Trump has been proven correct: just two years into his first term, America has been doing so much winning that a lot of voters must really be tired of winning.

Well, by voting to give the House back to Democrats (current prediction is 219-193) to “send a message to Trump,” they have also sent the message, “Whoa!” to the galloping economy. As I pointed out, the last time Democrats took over and Nancy Pelosi assumed the Speaker’s gavel, in the space of just two years, the falling deficit more than doubled and GDP growth was cut in half – which Democrats then blamed on Bush and used to elect Obama, who gave us the Obama miracle of eight unprecedented years of growth below 3%. (Was two years ago really such ancient history that voters have already forgotten it?)  Let’s hope we don’t have a repeat of that, and if we do, that Republicans do a better job of combatting the media spin. I thought that living through Obama followed by Trump would be a stark enough contrast for most people, but apparently, some voters needed a second dose of castor oil.


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Rep. Pelosi’s talk about concentrating on bipartisan issues such as job creation was a welcome sign, even though, of course, she couched it in terms of government spending on things like infrastructure, which you might recognize as an encore of the “shovel-ready jobs” the Dems recently spent about a trillion dollars on, only to find, as Obama admitted, that there was no such thing, largely because of all the regulations Democrats have put on shovels. We don’t really need big government make-work projects when the government gets out of the way and lets the private sector create real jobs.

 

Trump is by nature a deal-maker with friends or enemies, and he already tried reaching out to the Democrats to work on infrastructure improvements that are actually needed, but they were too busy holding a two-year temper tantrum and “resisting.” Maybe they really have seen the light and will work with him now to accomplish something. And maybe my garden gnomes will come to life and pull my weeds for me. 

 

No matter what Pelosi says, the Dem ascendance will also include a Madame Tussaud-style waxwork gallery of ancient leftists, taking over important committees and vowing to impeach the President (thanks to the Senate, that would be a colossal waste of time and money) and hamstring the White House and the private sector with a tsunami of partisan investigations and subpoenas. Here’s a list of some of the likely new “heads” of those committees, in case the Halloween haunted houses weren’t scary enough for you:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/house-democrats-committee-leaders.html

 

Someone should point out to them that if they’re going to try to raise the age to buy a gun to 21, then why do they want to give a deadly weapon like a Congressional Committee gavel to so many childish people?

 

Incidentally, Stephen Colbert is already calling on the Democrats to open more investigations of Trump. Not that they needed any encouragement. If I were them, I’d think twice about taking advice from a comedian whose job is making fun of stupid things the government does. His motives are likely either ill-informed partisan spite or a desperate need for some fresh material.

 

It’s at times like these when it’s important to look for the positives, even though to Republicans, it might feel like sifting through a pile of horse manure, looking for a pony. So here’s some of the good news:

 

There was no “blue wave.” Historically speaking, this was better than the typical first midterm election for a new President. In Obama’s first midyear election, the Republicans gained 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats, and that was after two years of enbarrassing media fawning over Obama. After two years of the media relentlessly smearing Trump as the new Hitler, and with an election map stacked their way, Democrats gained only 24 seats (at this writing; some of these races may take days to settle, depending on how many Democratic ballot boxes can be found in car trunks) and the Republicans will increase their Senate majority by a few seats.


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That means the Senate can continue confirming Trump judicial picks and other high-level appointments, without the need to kowtow to one or two liberal Republicans who habitually side with the Democrats. It also means that impeachment, which requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate, will remain a leftist fever dream no matter what the House does – unless, after spending even more millions of our tax dollars, Adam Schiff finally discovers that “Mike Pence” is really Boris Badenov in a Pence mask. 

 

 And while the DC swamp critters who tried to rig the 2016 election and cover up their skulduggery will likely now escape the harsh justice they deserve and Trump’s agenda will be effectively dead in the House (forget about any more tax cuts, a border wall, immigration reform, etc.), neither will any of the delusional “progressive” nonsense espoused by our new “youngest female Representative ever,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, such as “Medicare for All” or abolishing ICE, become law. And there will be no repeal of the tax cut or other items that the GOP House managed to pass since 2016.

 

House Democrats could also make good on their threat to reopen the evidence-free sexual charges against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but they might want to think twice (or even once) before doing that, considering that Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democratic Senator from a red state who voted to confirm Kavanaugh and also the only one who didn’t get thrown out by the voters.

 

So progress on Making America Great Again will be stifled, but it won’t be reversed. I hope that by 2020, voters will have seen that the House, after devolving into a “Mad House” of partisan bile, offers a perfect lesson in why you should never reward horrible, nasty, threatening, partisan behavior with more power, and they will correct their midterm mistake.

 

For that to happen, though, Republicans need to get a lot better and more aggressive at combatting the 24/7 diet of phony propaganda about how Republicans are evil, sexist, racist, homophobic monsters, which is sadly working all too well on suburban women and young voters (that will be much harder without the threat of the House forcing social media giants to stop censoring conservative users.)

 

And note to the limousine socialists of Hollywood and Silicon Valley: If Trump really were “literally Hitler,” he wouldn’t have reacted to this election with a self-congratulatory tweet. He would have simply dissolved the legislature.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-calls-midterm-results-a-tremendous-success-as-democrats-gain-control-of-house-and-gop-retains-senate

 

For a wealth of recaps and continual updates of the election results, check out www.westernjournal.com and www.foxnews.com.

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  • Dan Lach

    11/07/2018 03:24 PM

    Mike
    There is one answer for this, and really only one answer... for the Republican National Committee and all the Republican State Committees to get together and find real solutions to dismal turnout. As an example in Arizona, turnout was only 46% of the total registered voters! That number should be 90% or higher. When only half the electorate is doing their civic responsibility and defending their country, this is the kind of outcome you will get.

  • Mary Anne Berry

    11/07/2018 03:05 PM

    Maybe President Trump can replace Jeff Session and Rod Rosenstein with Lindsay Graham, Jeanine Pirro?

  • Paulette Taylor

    11/07/2018 03:00 PM

    Governor Huckabee
    I was surpised that the Dems actually won the House. I really thought the Republicans would hold on by a narrow margin. However, God has other plans. I always believed the eight year Obama presidency was judgment on our nation. If the Dems hold true to course, they may only hold the House for two years. I can understand people wanting change. What worries me are these millenials who think they are going to get "free" stuff and do not realize if we follow this course, they will be paying for the "free stuff" for others in the future. Another trgedy for this country are young voting age adults who have no concept of the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates or the platforms they support. Thomas Jefferson said a big threat to democracy is an ill-informed electorate. I rest my case.
    God is talking to us but not enough people are listening. I believe God is also talking to President Trump. He really needs to tone down his rhetoric and if he has trouble doing so, he can ask God for help with that.
    The next two years will probably consist of investigations, deadlocks and Dem power muscle flexing. The sad truth is that the Republican Congress could have accomplished so much more in these past two years but didn't. Shame on them! The American people will pay for their inaction. Hopefully the tax cuts and wall funding can be voted through before January. It all depends on God's will.
    Thank you for your honest dialogue and keeping us so well informed.

  • Mary Anne Berry

    11/07/2018 02:48 PM

    A few thoughts:
    So glad it’s over... for today.
    Until we have a media willing to hold both parties accountable rather than being a propaganda arm for one, our country has an uphill battle for fairness, civility, and common sense.
    I voted for my first Democratic in the state part of our election. (Against Dan Patrick). My brother also voted for a Democratic for the first time (area judge). The a Republican Party still has issues and I think people are fed up with politics in general.
    Prayers for our country and for our future.

  • Georganna Bikowski

    11/07/2018 02:33 PM

    I am so frustrated with these people who are blindsighted by the dems lies and slander and i dont think the votes were legit on their side. How can this world be so blind and gullible? I hope our President can veto whatever the House throws up st us. I also am disgusted with the GOP rhinos who also are against party lines and our President especially The atty gen and Paul Ryan etc. Wish you were in one of the top positions and am very grateful fir your daughter??

  • Doug Morgan

    11/07/2018 02:21 PM

    I really hope and pray that the dims and republicans can somehow work together on issues and legislation that truly will make America better. However, as I see it, it will be another 2 years of political war. The dims will do nothing but attempt to block Trump's agenda, investigate Trump and his associates, stop investigation of anything that involves democrats, pump energy into the Mueller charade, and essentially shut the country down. All of this to ensure Trump is ineffective and try to elect a radical leftist socialist as president in 2020, who will ensure that our borders are opened, one health care system, the swamp to be deepened and widened and the economy taken down by re-regulation and government handouts.

    It became clear in this election that the leftist ideals are gaining in popularity, particularly among the younger generation, women and immigrants. Conservative strongholds were either taken down or weakened, such as Texas, Kansas, and other states that now have democrat governors that previously did not. Missouri, my home state, did defeat an Obama socialist for Senate, but it also showed a movement toward the left by approving Medical Marijuana which is usually the first step toward total legalization. True conservative principles and values are on the downhill slide and will in a few years disappear.

  • Vicki L Kuhl

    11/07/2018 02:16 PM

    I'm still feeling sick. Not as sick as I could be though. Living in two states, Illinois and Florida, does not help, especially after Pritzker was elected as Illinois' new governor. The Illinois property may be going for sale. I left South Florida for a northern sensible area, but am afraid the south is spreading their delusion northwards. Where is a safe place anymore?

  • Walt m

    11/07/2018 01:46 PM

    Governor, a good place to start is to refuse to discuss politics with anyone who has not voted, we need to dig our heels in hard and talk about the next election like it is life or death because it will be. The time to start rallying the voters is now and every day until next time around. Trump also needs to personally handle communications better and stop leaving crumbs for the seagulls (the media) to feast on, it is also time for EVERYONE to set aside five dollars(or more) a week toward proper campaign contributions, this will not only give money but it will keep them engaged and keep the conversation at the top of the list till next time, our biggest mistake this time around was lack of voters, by having a weekly goal and a talk I think we can have the biggest turnout this country has ever experienced. I'm personally going to get my friends and family involved so we can have a red hurricane in 2020.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    11/07/2018 01:39 PM

    Last night California was given back to Mexico. Newsome and Brown will welcome those 8,000 illegal criminals into California. They both expect California and the federal government to pay for their welfare, free Obamacare, tax refunds they never earned, Section 8 housing, food stamps, free cell phones and a free education through college. These criminals are a protected class and get put ahead of American kids for college, a roof over their heads, and food in their belly's. Veterans too lost big time here in California as they will remain homeless, sick with no help, and more will die on our streets. I prayed God would hear my prayer for this country. But apparently a great many do not understand that Democrats mean higher taxes to pay for all these illegal criminals and fill their back pockets with Gold, leaving Americans with nothing but more poverty, less opportunities, and more debt we cannot afford. Trump cannot fix stupid.

  • CARMEN PRICE

    11/07/2018 01:33 PM

    Governor
    Well here we are, day after Mid-terms and not looking as well as we thought, good thing for Cruz and DeSantis but bad elsewhere.
    I can't believe NY is so dumb as to elect Alexandria Ocasioi-Cortez, wow what a bunch of dummies. Loved her comment on how to
    pay for "healthcare for all", "just pay for it" !!!!!!!!! I moved to Nevada to get away from the Californiacation liberals, but stepped right back
    into a mess here, new Dem. Governor etc. So now we have to sit back and watch the House Dumbos wreck what our President has worked so hard to "Make America Great" and try to tear it down. I cringe about the Nancy, Chucky, Adam, and Maxine show! Look out!
    Hugs
    Carmen Price

  • David

    11/07/2018 01:31 PM

    You say, "forget about any more tax cuts, a border wall, immigration reform, etc."
    Part of the problem is that the Republicans couldn't do these things when THEY controlled the House. How much worse will it be under the Democrats? Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell et al. were a huge disappointment. If the tables were turned, and a Democratic president had made the border wall his (or her) signature campaign issue, can you imagine a Democratic-controlled Congress not enacting it?
    I'm not sure whether the Republicans are stupid or corrupt or both, but I am sure that they are ineffectual. The voters gave them their reward.

  • Bobbie Bowling

    11/07/2018 01:27 PM

    The Republicans need to look at the Democrat held congressional seats that are in areas where a change is possible and get their message out there. I know all the good things that are happening because I follow sources that shine a light on them. Get the word out. Billboards even! And start getting the word out better in the big cities.

  • Michele Miller

    11/07/2018 01:25 PM

    Thank you for all that you did to get the vote out, and through Huck Pac to support conservative candidates. I am so thankful that the Senate is still in Republican hands -- especially for the reasons you cited. I am grieved, however, concerning the outcome in the House. Christians, conservatives, Independents, and Libertarians endured 8 years of an Administration that weakened America, and made life quite miserable (nearly a decade is a long time to endure underemployment, unemployment, unaffordable cost of living with no perceivable way out, etc.). More importantly, as a result of our policies, actions, and inaction during that era, many of our Christian brothers and sisters, as well as unbelievers, suffered great persecution and tremendous loss. Without a Trump/Pence victory, we would have continued a downward spiral steadily devolving toward the Left's hoped-for ends of Socialism. Capitalism needs to collapse for this to happen, and that was definitely taking place. Of course the Left has been raging and has been "unhinged" because of Trump's win. He's a true outsider, and although people can say that he is a narcissist, if that were true, he would be pandering to the Left. He could have been the Left's hero. Instead, he's boldly done the right thing, and been the subject of unbridled abuse, continual criticism, false accusations, and round-the-clock attempts to undermine his administration and unseat him as President. During Obama's 8 years we all endured a daily dose of complaints on Fox News. When 2012 rolled around, people could have voted to elect Romney and Ryan, and change course. Most didn't bother to do so, and the devolution continued. At least the blessing is that because the complainers weren't unhappy enough to get to the polls in 2012, they were unhappy enough in 2016, and we were surprisingly blessed with President Trump. A much bigger prize. It is my prayer that the loss of the House, and the fruits thereof, will be a unifying motivator to get Christians to their knees, and in the process, bring about a not just political change, but a revival and true hope and change -- souls won for eternity and lives touched and changed in the present. Thanks again, Governor Huckabee, for keeping us well-informed, for your influence, and for this forum. Will be praying in greater earnest for Sarah as well -- surely her job will not be any easier given the outcome of the election. Lord bless you and keep you!

  • Rick Bonham

    11/07/2018 12:58 PM

    Some mistakes the Republican Party is making is not reaching out and developing and promoting new candidates for office prior to these elections. (Or they just flat gave up on California) Another mistake is not showing before and after shots of small towns across America that have been turned into cesspools since Obama’s rein. An example is our Small town in Northern California. (Eureka and the rest of Humboldt County) It used to be clean and functional. Main Street America. Now it is riddled with Drug Addicts and Homeless sprawled all over our Streets. This all started in 2008 and grows every year. Thanks Gavin Newsome and Obama Democrats. You would think that people would associate this current Apocalyse with the party calling the shots but the Dems continue to use their Media Accomplices to feed the Sheep and they keep blindly eating it up. Sad stuff out here in Cali, and I didn’t vote for any of it.

  • carol J Shafer

    11/07/2018 12:57 PM

    Your commentary as always , was "spot on". I thoroughly enjoyed the "tongue in cheek" synopsis on the mid-term election results. Although the results are disappointing, as in the House results, we were able to avert total disaster as the Senate captured by we, Republicans, has saved us from the complete destruction of our Great America. The Democraps can try all they wish but the Senate will hold them back. I think that when the democraps resume their "witch hunt" and attempt
    to take our constitution and laws apart, I would hope and pray, that those that didn't get off their duffs, will realize how important voting actually is. It determines our direction and the future for our coming generations and the privileges we have experienced in the past. I have to admit, that the total ignorance of the issues by the college age people and the suburban women, have stumped me but again, people tend to take for granted our freedoms and don't think it necessary for them to become educated to the facts and vote because there are plenty of people that will vote. What a sad revelation they will get as the democrats go on their quest for destruction of the freedoms we have . I would hope that one day, Mr. Huckabee , in the near future, you would consider having your own show. This would go far in informing the public of what is really going on and perhaps this disappointment in the election of people that want to do a job for the people and not for themselves might be avoided. You, sir, are a voice that needs to be heard amongst the din of confusion and ignorance.

  • KEITH INGRAM

    11/07/2018 12:51 PM

    Huck, I enjoyed your commentary this morning! I am beginning to believe that some people are receiving a different set of news from what we see! Oh, wait, they DO! Maybe I should watch CNN, MSNBC, et al, and I could "see" their viewpoint! Kidding aside, God told me that all will be well. I trust His word! Now, if the "sealed indictments" are issued by Sessions, this could be a very entertaining 2 years! Maybe, sight will be restored to millions! I trust Donald to make this work in spite of the storm! Now, if I can just keep calm!

  • Lisa Ford

    11/07/2018 12:49 PM

    My biggest question is; I am sure most Republicans are like me & voted a straight Republican ticket. How did we loose so many seats in the House? Is the swamp stinking bad this morning?

  • Paula Campbell

    11/07/2018 12:44 PM

    I love the way you write things, it definitely gets across the points. Thank you for passing on all this information!

  • Linda Furlong

    11/07/2018 12:37 PM

    Disappointed that dems have taken back the house. Disappointed that NJ re-elected Menendez as well as PA re-elected Casey & Wolf. It will be 2 years of obstruction & wasting taxpayer money for the house. I can only hope & pray that 2020 will re-elect President Trump & retake the house plus get the Republicans to 60 or more for the senate.

  • Elaine Kuebler

    11/07/2018 12:34 PM

    AND President Trump needs to de-classify the dirty DOJ documents TODAY, and fire back-stabber Rosenstein. With apology to the O'Jays.

  • Elaine Kuebler

    11/07/2018 12:24 PM

    All I can say is I'm sickened by the House results and just don't understand HOW people can be SO STUPID! Thanks for all HuckPAC did to effect a better result. Sadly, too many people are just sheep to the mainstream media and the erroneous belief that the Democrats can make things better...laughable if it weren't so tragically sad.

  • Mary Ann Redden

    11/07/2018 12:21 PM

    Governor, how will people who never watch Fox News ever know the truth about our President! To recognize all the wonderful things he has done if all they hear are the lies the media and Hollywood are spewing? College students are being brainwashed by liberal & socialists propaganda! It’s truly dangerous! I believe our only hope is for God’s people to unite and pray for His intervention! I still believe!

  • Boggs Howard

    11/07/2018 12:16 PM

    The stupidity of the American voting population continues to amaze me! Equally astounding is that a significant percentage of voters “liked Trump’s policies but didn’t like HIM” and voted against him. That makes no sense whatsoever!

  • kenneth madden

    11/07/2018 12:10 PM

    Perfect time to work on items that neither party wants to take credit??? For. Immigration, SS, and Medicare.

  • JANET K TURNER

    11/07/2018 12:04 PM

    God is in charge and he hears the prayers of fervent Christians, especially His Remnant. The wheels of justice do grind slowly. God looks at our conduct, His eyes roam the world. The worship of Baal continues and that is why the democrats did as well as they did; the call of the world and its goodies and the sugar-coated dark side of life is just too much for most of the 80% who do least of the work but want most of the credit.

    I read and re-read the Old Testament frequently and ponder how so few see the light. Hallelujah Our God is patient and the source of eternal wisdom. He is always at work behind the scenes.

What to make of Election 2018

November 7, 2018 |

Once again, President Trump has been proven correct: just two years into his first term, America has been doing so much winning that a lot of voters must really be tired of winning.

Well, by voting to give the House back to Democrats (current prediction is 219-193) to “send a message to Trump,” they have also sent the message, “Whoa!” to the galloping economy. As I pointed out, the last time Democrats took over and Nancy Pelosi assumed the Speaker’s gavel, in the space of just two years, the falling deficit more than doubled and GDP growth was cut in half – which Democrats then blamed on Bush and used to elect Obama, who gave us the Obama miracle of eight unprecedented years of growth below 3%. (Was two years ago really such ancient history that voters have already forgotten it?)  Let’s hope we don’t have a repeat of that, and if we do, that Republicans do a better job of combatting the media spin. I thought that living through Obama followed by Trump would be a stark enough contrast for most people, but apparently, some voters needed a second dose of castor oil.


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Rep. Pelosi’s talk about concentrating on bipartisan issues such as job creation was a welcome sign, even though, of course, she couched it in terms of government spending on things like infrastructure, which you might recognize as an encore of the “shovel-ready jobs” the Dems recently spent about a trillion dollars on, only to find, as Obama admitted, that there was no such thing, largely because of all the regulations Democrats have put on shovels. We don’t really need big government make-work projects when the government gets out of the way and lets the private sector create real jobs.

 

Trump is by nature a deal-maker with friends or enemies, and he already tried reaching out to the Democrats to work on infrastructure improvements that are actually needed, but they were too busy holding a two-year temper tantrum and “resisting.” Maybe they really have seen the light and will work with him now to accomplish something. And maybe my garden gnomes will come to life and pull my weeds for me. 

 

No matter what Pelosi says, the Dem ascendance will also include a Madame Tussaud-style waxwork gallery of ancient leftists, taking over important committees and vowing to impeach the President (thanks to the Senate, that would be a colossal waste of time and money) and hamstring the White House and the private sector with a tsunami of partisan investigations and subpoenas. Here’s a list of some of the likely new “heads” of those committees, in case the Halloween haunted houses weren’t scary enough for you:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/house-democrats-committee-leaders.html

 

Someone should point out to them that if they’re going to try to raise the age to buy a gun to 21, then why do they want to give a deadly weapon like a Congressional Committee gavel to so many childish people?

 

Incidentally, Stephen Colbert is already calling on the Democrats to open more investigations of Trump. Not that they needed any encouragement. If I were them, I’d think twice about taking advice from a comedian whose job is making fun of stupid things the government does. His motives are likely either ill-informed partisan spite or a desperate need for some fresh material.

 

It’s at times like these when it’s important to look for the positives, even though to Republicans, it might feel like sifting through a pile of horse manure, looking for a pony. So here’s some of the good news:

 

There was no “blue wave.” Historically speaking, this was better than the typical first midterm election for a new President. In Obama’s first midyear election, the Republicans gained 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats, and that was after two years of enbarrassing media fawning over Obama. After two years of the media relentlessly smearing Trump as the new Hitler, and with an election map stacked their way, Democrats gained only 24 seats (at this writing; some of these races may take days to settle, depending on how many Democratic ballot boxes can be found in car trunks) and the Republicans will increase their Senate majority by a few seats.


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That means the Senate can continue confirming Trump judicial picks and other high-level appointments, without the need to kowtow to one or two liberal Republicans who habitually side with the Democrats. It also means that impeachment, which requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate, will remain a leftist fever dream no matter what the House does – unless, after spending even more millions of our tax dollars, Adam Schiff finally discovers that “Mike Pence” is really Boris Badenov in a Pence mask. 

 

 And while the DC swamp critters who tried to rig the 2016 election and cover up their skulduggery will likely now escape the harsh justice they deserve and Trump’s agenda will be effectively dead in the House (forget about any more tax cuts, a border wall, immigration reform, etc.), neither will any of the delusional “progressive” nonsense espoused by our new “youngest female Representative ever,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, such as “Medicare for All” or abolishing ICE, become law. And there will be no repeal of the tax cut or other items that the GOP House managed to pass since 2016.

 

House Democrats could also make good on their threat to reopen the evidence-free sexual charges against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but they might want to think twice (or even once) before doing that, considering that Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democratic Senator from a red state who voted to confirm Kavanaugh and also the only one who didn’t get thrown out by the voters.

 

So progress on Making America Great Again will be stifled, but it won’t be reversed. I hope that by 2020, voters will have seen that the House, after devolving into a “Mad House” of partisan bile, offers a perfect lesson in why you should never reward horrible, nasty, threatening, partisan behavior with more power, and they will correct their midterm mistake.

 

For that to happen, though, Republicans need to get a lot better and more aggressive at combatting the 24/7 diet of phony propaganda about how Republicans are evil, sexist, racist, homophobic monsters, which is sadly working all too well on suburban women and young voters (that will be much harder without the threat of the House forcing social media giants to stop censoring conservative users.)

 

And note to the limousine socialists of Hollywood and Silicon Valley: If Trump really were “literally Hitler,” he wouldn’t have reacted to this election with a self-congratulatory tweet. He would have simply dissolved the legislature.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-calls-midterm-results-a-tremendous-success-as-democrats-gain-control-of-house-and-gop-retains-senate

 

For a wealth of recaps and continual updates of the election results, check out www.westernjournal.com and www.foxnews.com.

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  • Dan Lach

    11/07/2018 03:24 PM

    Mike
    There is one answer for this, and really only one answer... for the Republican National Committee and all the Republican State Committees to get together and find real solutions to dismal turnout. As an example in Arizona, turnout was only 46% of the total registered voters! That number should be 90% or higher. When only half the electorate is doing their civic responsibility and defending their country, this is the kind of outcome you will get.

  • Mary Anne Berry

    11/07/2018 03:05 PM

    Maybe President Trump can replace Jeff Session and Rod Rosenstein with Lindsay Graham, Jeanine Pirro?

  • Paulette Taylor

    11/07/2018 03:00 PM

    Governor Huckabee
    I was surpised that the Dems actually won the House. I really thought the Republicans would hold on by a narrow margin. However, God has other plans. I always believed the eight year Obama presidency was judgment on our nation. If the Dems hold true to course, they may only hold the House for two years. I can understand people wanting change. What worries me are these millenials who think they are going to get "free" stuff and do not realize if we follow this course, they will be paying for the "free stuff" for others in the future. Another trgedy for this country are young voting age adults who have no concept of the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates or the platforms they support. Thomas Jefferson said a big threat to democracy is an ill-informed electorate. I rest my case.
    God is talking to us but not enough people are listening. I believe God is also talking to President Trump. He really needs to tone down his rhetoric and if he has trouble doing so, he can ask God for help with that.
    The next two years will probably consist of investigations, deadlocks and Dem power muscle flexing. The sad truth is that the Republican Congress could have accomplished so much more in these past two years but didn't. Shame on them! The American people will pay for their inaction. Hopefully the tax cuts and wall funding can be voted through before January. It all depends on God's will.
    Thank you for your honest dialogue and keeping us so well informed.

  • Mary Anne Berry

    11/07/2018 02:48 PM

    A few thoughts:
    So glad it’s over... for today.
    Until we have a media willing to hold both parties accountable rather than being a propaganda arm for one, our country has an uphill battle for fairness, civility, and common sense.
    I voted for my first Democratic in the state part of our election. (Against Dan Patrick). My brother also voted for a Democratic for the first time (area judge). The a Republican Party still has issues and I think people are fed up with politics in general.
    Prayers for our country and for our future.

  • Georganna Bikowski

    11/07/2018 02:33 PM

    I am so frustrated with these people who are blindsighted by the dems lies and slander and i dont think the votes were legit on their side. How can this world be so blind and gullible? I hope our President can veto whatever the House throws up st us. I also am disgusted with the GOP rhinos who also are against party lines and our President especially The atty gen and Paul Ryan etc. Wish you were in one of the top positions and am very grateful fir your daughter??

  • Doug Morgan

    11/07/2018 02:21 PM

    I really hope and pray that the dims and republicans can somehow work together on issues and legislation that truly will make America better. However, as I see it, it will be another 2 years of political war. The dims will do nothing but attempt to block Trump's agenda, investigate Trump and his associates, stop investigation of anything that involves democrats, pump energy into the Mueller charade, and essentially shut the country down. All of this to ensure Trump is ineffective and try to elect a radical leftist socialist as president in 2020, who will ensure that our borders are opened, one health care system, the swamp to be deepened and widened and the economy taken down by re-regulation and government handouts.

    It became clear in this election that the leftist ideals are gaining in popularity, particularly among the younger generation, women and immigrants. Conservative strongholds were either taken down or weakened, such as Texas, Kansas, and other states that now have democrat governors that previously did not. Missouri, my home state, did defeat an Obama socialist for Senate, but it also showed a movement toward the left by approving Medical Marijuana which is usually the first step toward total legalization. True conservative principles and values are on the downhill slide and will in a few years disappear.

  • Vicki L Kuhl

    11/07/2018 02:16 PM

    I'm still feeling sick. Not as sick as I could be though. Living in two states, Illinois and Florida, does not help, especially after Pritzker was elected as Illinois' new governor. The Illinois property may be going for sale. I left South Florida for a northern sensible area, but am afraid the south is spreading their delusion northwards. Where is a safe place anymore?

  • Walt m

    11/07/2018 01:46 PM

    Governor, a good place to start is to refuse to discuss politics with anyone who has not voted, we need to dig our heels in hard and talk about the next election like it is life or death because it will be. The time to start rallying the voters is now and every day until next time around. Trump also needs to personally handle communications better and stop leaving crumbs for the seagulls (the media) to feast on, it is also time for EVERYONE to set aside five dollars(or more) a week toward proper campaign contributions, this will not only give money but it will keep them engaged and keep the conversation at the top of the list till next time, our biggest mistake this time around was lack of voters, by having a weekly goal and a talk I think we can have the biggest turnout this country has ever experienced. I'm personally going to get my friends and family involved so we can have a red hurricane in 2020.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    11/07/2018 01:39 PM

    Last night California was given back to Mexico. Newsome and Brown will welcome those 8,000 illegal criminals into California. They both expect California and the federal government to pay for their welfare, free Obamacare, tax refunds they never earned, Section 8 housing, food stamps, free cell phones and a free education through college. These criminals are a protected class and get put ahead of American kids for college, a roof over their heads, and food in their belly's. Veterans too lost big time here in California as they will remain homeless, sick with no help, and more will die on our streets. I prayed God would hear my prayer for this country. But apparently a great many do not understand that Democrats mean higher taxes to pay for all these illegal criminals and fill their back pockets with Gold, leaving Americans with nothing but more poverty, less opportunities, and more debt we cannot afford. Trump cannot fix stupid.

  • CARMEN PRICE

    11/07/2018 01:33 PM

    Governor
    Well here we are, day after Mid-terms and not looking as well as we thought, good thing for Cruz and DeSantis but bad elsewhere.
    I can't believe NY is so dumb as to elect Alexandria Ocasioi-Cortez, wow what a bunch of dummies. Loved her comment on how to
    pay for "healthcare for all", "just pay for it" !!!!!!!!! I moved to Nevada to get away from the Californiacation liberals, but stepped right back
    into a mess here, new Dem. Governor etc. So now we have to sit back and watch the House Dumbos wreck what our President has worked so hard to "Make America Great" and try to tear it down. I cringe about the Nancy, Chucky, Adam, and Maxine show! Look out!
    Hugs
    Carmen Price

  • David

    11/07/2018 01:31 PM

    You say, "forget about any more tax cuts, a border wall, immigration reform, etc."
    Part of the problem is that the Republicans couldn't do these things when THEY controlled the House. How much worse will it be under the Democrats? Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell et al. were a huge disappointment. If the tables were turned, and a Democratic president had made the border wall his (or her) signature campaign issue, can you imagine a Democratic-controlled Congress not enacting it?
    I'm not sure whether the Republicans are stupid or corrupt or both, but I am sure that they are ineffectual. The voters gave them their reward.

  • Bobbie Bowling

    11/07/2018 01:27 PM

    The Republicans need to look at the Democrat held congressional seats that are in areas where a change is possible and get their message out there. I know all the good things that are happening because I follow sources that shine a light on them. Get the word out. Billboards even! And start getting the word out better in the big cities.

  • Michele Miller

    11/07/2018 01:25 PM

    Thank you for all that you did to get the vote out, and through Huck Pac to support conservative candidates. I am so thankful that the Senate is still in Republican hands -- especially for the reasons you cited. I am grieved, however, concerning the outcome in the House. Christians, conservatives, Independents, and Libertarians endured 8 years of an Administration that weakened America, and made life quite miserable (nearly a decade is a long time to endure underemployment, unemployment, unaffordable cost of living with no perceivable way out, etc.). More importantly, as a result of our policies, actions, and inaction during that era, many of our Christian brothers and sisters, as well as unbelievers, suffered great persecution and tremendous loss. Without a Trump/Pence victory, we would have continued a downward spiral steadily devolving toward the Left's hoped-for ends of Socialism. Capitalism needs to collapse for this to happen, and that was definitely taking place. Of course the Left has been raging and has been "unhinged" because of Trump's win. He's a true outsider, and although people can say that he is a narcissist, if that were true, he would be pandering to the Left. He could have been the Left's hero. Instead, he's boldly done the right thing, and been the subject of unbridled abuse, continual criticism, false accusations, and round-the-clock attempts to undermine his administration and unseat him as President. During Obama's 8 years we all endured a daily dose of complaints on Fox News. When 2012 rolled around, people could have voted to elect Romney and Ryan, and change course. Most didn't bother to do so, and the devolution continued. At least the blessing is that because the complainers weren't unhappy enough to get to the polls in 2012, they were unhappy enough in 2016, and we were surprisingly blessed with President Trump. A much bigger prize. It is my prayer that the loss of the House, and the fruits thereof, will be a unifying motivator to get Christians to their knees, and in the process, bring about a not just political change, but a revival and true hope and change -- souls won for eternity and lives touched and changed in the present. Thanks again, Governor Huckabee, for keeping us well-informed, for your influence, and for this forum. Will be praying in greater earnest for Sarah as well -- surely her job will not be any easier given the outcome of the election. Lord bless you and keep you!

  • Rick Bonham

    11/07/2018 12:58 PM

    Some mistakes the Republican Party is making is not reaching out and developing and promoting new candidates for office prior to these elections. (Or they just flat gave up on California) Another mistake is not showing before and after shots of small towns across America that have been turned into cesspools since Obama’s rein. An example is our Small town in Northern California. (Eureka and the rest of Humboldt County) It used to be clean and functional. Main Street America. Now it is riddled with Drug Addicts and Homeless sprawled all over our Streets. This all started in 2008 and grows every year. Thanks Gavin Newsome and Obama Democrats. You would think that people would associate this current Apocalyse with the party calling the shots but the Dems continue to use their Media Accomplices to feed the Sheep and they keep blindly eating it up. Sad stuff out here in Cali, and I didn’t vote for any of it.

  • carol J Shafer

    11/07/2018 12:57 PM

    Your commentary as always , was "spot on". I thoroughly enjoyed the "tongue in cheek" synopsis on the mid-term election results. Although the results are disappointing, as in the House results, we were able to avert total disaster as the Senate captured by we, Republicans, has saved us from the complete destruction of our Great America. The Democraps can try all they wish but the Senate will hold them back. I think that when the democraps resume their "witch hunt" and attempt
    to take our constitution and laws apart, I would hope and pray, that those that didn't get off their duffs, will realize how important voting actually is. It determines our direction and the future for our coming generations and the privileges we have experienced in the past. I have to admit, that the total ignorance of the issues by the college age people and the suburban women, have stumped me but again, people tend to take for granted our freedoms and don't think it necessary for them to become educated to the facts and vote because there are plenty of people that will vote. What a sad revelation they will get as the democrats go on their quest for destruction of the freedoms we have . I would hope that one day, Mr. Huckabee , in the near future, you would consider having your own show. This would go far in informing the public of what is really going on and perhaps this disappointment in the election of people that want to do a job for the people and not for themselves might be avoided. You, sir, are a voice that needs to be heard amongst the din of confusion and ignorance.

  • KEITH INGRAM

    11/07/2018 12:51 PM

    Huck, I enjoyed your commentary this morning! I am beginning to believe that some people are receiving a different set of news from what we see! Oh, wait, they DO! Maybe I should watch CNN, MSNBC, et al, and I could "see" their viewpoint! Kidding aside, God told me that all will be well. I trust His word! Now, if the "sealed indictments" are issued by Sessions, this could be a very entertaining 2 years! Maybe, sight will be restored to millions! I trust Donald to make this work in spite of the storm! Now, if I can just keep calm!

  • Lisa Ford

    11/07/2018 12:49 PM

    My biggest question is; I am sure most Republicans are like me & voted a straight Republican ticket. How did we loose so many seats in the House? Is the swamp stinking bad this morning?

  • Paula Campbell

    11/07/2018 12:44 PM

    I love the way you write things, it definitely gets across the points. Thank you for passing on all this information!

  • Linda Furlong

    11/07/2018 12:37 PM

    Disappointed that dems have taken back the house. Disappointed that NJ re-elected Menendez as well as PA re-elected Casey & Wolf. It will be 2 years of obstruction & wasting taxpayer money for the house. I can only hope & pray that 2020 will re-elect President Trump & retake the house plus get the Republicans to 60 or more for the senate.

  • Elaine Kuebler

    11/07/2018 12:34 PM

    AND President Trump needs to de-classify the dirty DOJ documents TODAY, and fire back-stabber Rosenstein. With apology to the O'Jays.

  • Elaine Kuebler

    11/07/2018 12:24 PM

    All I can say is I'm sickened by the House results and just don't understand HOW people can be SO STUPID! Thanks for all HuckPAC did to effect a better result. Sadly, too many people are just sheep to the mainstream media and the erroneous belief that the Democrats can make things better...laughable if it weren't so tragically sad.

  • Mary Ann Redden

    11/07/2018 12:21 PM

    Governor, how will people who never watch Fox News ever know the truth about our President! To recognize all the wonderful things he has done if all they hear are the lies the media and Hollywood are spewing? College students are being brainwashed by liberal & socialists propaganda! It’s truly dangerous! I believe our only hope is for God’s people to unite and pray for His intervention! I still believe!

  • Boggs Howard

    11/07/2018 12:16 PM

    The stupidity of the American voting population continues to amaze me! Equally astounding is that a significant percentage of voters “liked Trump’s policies but didn’t like HIM” and voted against him. That makes no sense whatsoever!

  • kenneth madden

    11/07/2018 12:10 PM

    Perfect time to work on items that neither party wants to take credit??? For. Immigration, SS, and Medicare.

  • JANET K TURNER

    11/07/2018 12:04 PM

    God is in charge and he hears the prayers of fervent Christians, especially His Remnant. The wheels of justice do grind slowly. God looks at our conduct, His eyes roam the world. The worship of Baal continues and that is why the democrats did as well as they did; the call of the world and its goodies and the sugar-coated dark side of life is just too much for most of the 80% who do least of the work but want most of the credit.

    I read and re-read the Old Testament frequently and ponder how so few see the light. Hallelujah Our God is patient and the source of eternal wisdom. He is always at work behind the scenes.

What to make of Election 2018

November 7, 2018 |

Once again, President Trump has been proven correct: just two years into his first term, America has been doing so much winning that a lot of voters must really be tired of winning.

Well, by voting to give the House back to Democrats (current prediction is 219-193) to “send a message to Trump,” they have also sent the message, “Whoa!” to the galloping economy. As I pointed out, the last time Democrats took over and Nancy Pelosi assumed the Speaker’s gavel, in the space of just two years, the falling deficit more than doubled and GDP growth was cut in half – which Democrats then blamed on Bush and used to elect Obama, who gave us the Obama miracle of eight unprecedented years of growth below 3%. (Was two years ago really such ancient history that voters have already forgotten it?)  Let’s hope we don’t have a repeat of that, and if we do, that Republicans do a better job of combatting the media spin. I thought that living through Obama followed by Trump would be a stark enough contrast for most people, but apparently, some voters needed a second dose of castor oil.


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Rep. Pelosi’s talk about concentrating on bipartisan issues such as job creation was a welcome sign, even though, of course, she couched it in terms of government spending on things like infrastructure, which you might recognize as an encore of the “shovel-ready jobs” the Dems recently spent about a trillion dollars on, only to find, as Obama admitted, that there was no such thing, largely because of all the regulations Democrats have put on shovels. We don’t really need big government make-work projects when the government gets out of the way and lets the private sector create real jobs.

 

Trump is by nature a deal-maker with friends or enemies, and he already tried reaching out to the Democrats to work on infrastructure improvements that are actually needed, but they were too busy holding a two-year temper tantrum and “resisting.” Maybe they really have seen the light and will work with him now to accomplish something. And maybe my garden gnomes will come to life and pull my weeds for me. 

 

No matter what Pelosi says, the Dem ascendance will also include a Madame Tussaud-style waxwork gallery of ancient leftists, taking over important committees and vowing to impeach the President (thanks to the Senate, that would be a colossal waste of time and money) and hamstring the White House and the private sector with a tsunami of partisan investigations and subpoenas. Here’s a list of some of the likely new “heads” of those committees, in case the Halloween haunted houses weren’t scary enough for you:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/house-democrats-committee-leaders.html

 

Someone should point out to them that if they’re going to try to raise the age to buy a gun to 21, then why do they want to give a deadly weapon like a Congressional Committee gavel to so many childish people?

 

Incidentally, Stephen Colbert is already calling on the Democrats to open more investigations of Trump. Not that they needed any encouragement. If I were them, I’d think twice about taking advice from a comedian whose job is making fun of stupid things the government does. His motives are likely either ill-informed partisan spite or a desperate need for some fresh material.

 

It’s at times like these when it’s important to look for the positives, even though to Republicans, it might feel like sifting through a pile of horse manure, looking for a pony. So here’s some of the good news:

 

There was no “blue wave.” Historically speaking, this was better than the typical first midterm election for a new President. In Obama’s first midyear election, the Republicans gained 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats, and that was after two years of enbarrassing media fawning over Obama. After two years of the media relentlessly smearing Trump as the new Hitler, and with an election map stacked their way, Democrats gained only 24 seats (at this writing; some of these races may take days to settle, depending on how many Democratic ballot boxes can be found in car trunks) and the Republicans will increase their Senate majority by a few seats.


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That means the Senate can continue confirming Trump judicial picks and other high-level appointments, without the need to kowtow to one or two liberal Republicans who habitually side with the Democrats. It also means that impeachment, which requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate, will remain a leftist fever dream no matter what the House does – unless, after spending even more millions of our tax dollars, Adam Schiff finally discovers that “Mike Pence” is really Boris Badenov in a Pence mask. 

 

 And while the DC swamp critters who tried to rig the 2016 election and cover up their skulduggery will likely now escape the harsh justice they deserve and Trump’s agenda will be effectively dead in the House (forget about any more tax cuts, a border wall, immigration reform, etc.), neither will any of the delusional “progressive” nonsense espoused by our new “youngest female Representative ever,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, such as “Medicare for All” or abolishing ICE, become law. And there will be no repeal of the tax cut or other items that the GOP House managed to pass since 2016.

 

House Democrats could also make good on their threat to reopen the evidence-free sexual charges against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but they might want to think twice (or even once) before doing that, considering that Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democratic Senator from a red state who voted to confirm Kavanaugh and also the only one who didn’t get thrown out by the voters.

 

So progress on Making America Great Again will be stifled, but it won’t be reversed. I hope that by 2020, voters will have seen that the House, after devolving into a “Mad House” of partisan bile, offers a perfect lesson in why you should never reward horrible, nasty, threatening, partisan behavior with more power, and they will correct their midterm mistake.

 

For that to happen, though, Republicans need to get a lot better and more aggressive at combatting the 24/7 diet of phony propaganda about how Republicans are evil, sexist, racist, homophobic monsters, which is sadly working all too well on suburban women and young voters (that will be much harder without the threat of the House forcing social media giants to stop censoring conservative users.)

 

And note to the limousine socialists of Hollywood and Silicon Valley: If Trump really were “literally Hitler,” he wouldn’t have reacted to this election with a self-congratulatory tweet. He would have simply dissolved the legislature.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-calls-midterm-results-a-tremendous-success-as-democrats-gain-control-of-house-and-gop-retains-senate

 

For a wealth of recaps and continual updates of the election results, check out www.westernjournal.com and www.foxnews.com.

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  • Dan Lach

    11/07/2018 03:24 PM

    Mike
    There is one answer for this, and really only one answer... for the Republican National Committee and all the Republican State Committees to get together and find real solutions to dismal turnout. As an example in Arizona, turnout was only 46% of the total registered voters! That number should be 90% or higher. When only half the electorate is doing their civic responsibility and defending their country, this is the kind of outcome you will get.

  • Mary Anne Berry

    11/07/2018 03:05 PM

    Maybe President Trump can replace Jeff Session and Rod Rosenstein with Lindsay Graham, Jeanine Pirro?

  • Paulette Taylor

    11/07/2018 03:00 PM

    Governor Huckabee
    I was surpised that the Dems actually won the House. I really thought the Republicans would hold on by a narrow margin. However, God has other plans. I always believed the eight year Obama presidency was judgment on our nation. If the Dems hold true to course, they may only hold the House for two years. I can understand people wanting change. What worries me are these millenials who think they are going to get "free" stuff and do not realize if we follow this course, they will be paying for the "free stuff" for others in the future. Another trgedy for this country are young voting age adults who have no concept of the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates or the platforms they support. Thomas Jefferson said a big threat to democracy is an ill-informed electorate. I rest my case.
    God is talking to us but not enough people are listening. I believe God is also talking to President Trump. He really needs to tone down his rhetoric and if he has trouble doing so, he can ask God for help with that.
    The next two years will probably consist of investigations, deadlocks and Dem power muscle flexing. The sad truth is that the Republican Congress could have accomplished so much more in these past two years but didn't. Shame on them! The American people will pay for their inaction. Hopefully the tax cuts and wall funding can be voted through before January. It all depends on God's will.
    Thank you for your honest dialogue and keeping us so well informed.

  • Mary Anne Berry

    11/07/2018 02:48 PM

    A few thoughts:
    So glad it’s over... for today.
    Until we have a media willing to hold both parties accountable rather than being a propaganda arm for one, our country has an uphill battle for fairness, civility, and common sense.
    I voted for my first Democratic in the state part of our election. (Against Dan Patrick). My brother also voted for a Democratic for the first time (area judge). The a Republican Party still has issues and I think people are fed up with politics in general.
    Prayers for our country and for our future.

  • Georganna Bikowski

    11/07/2018 02:33 PM

    I am so frustrated with these people who are blindsighted by the dems lies and slander and i dont think the votes were legit on their side. How can this world be so blind and gullible? I hope our President can veto whatever the House throws up st us. I also am disgusted with the GOP rhinos who also are against party lines and our President especially The atty gen and Paul Ryan etc. Wish you were in one of the top positions and am very grateful fir your daughter??

  • Doug Morgan

    11/07/2018 02:21 PM

    I really hope and pray that the dims and republicans can somehow work together on issues and legislation that truly will make America better. However, as I see it, it will be another 2 years of political war. The dims will do nothing but attempt to block Trump's agenda, investigate Trump and his associates, stop investigation of anything that involves democrats, pump energy into the Mueller charade, and essentially shut the country down. All of this to ensure Trump is ineffective and try to elect a radical leftist socialist as president in 2020, who will ensure that our borders are opened, one health care system, the swamp to be deepened and widened and the economy taken down by re-regulation and government handouts.

    It became clear in this election that the leftist ideals are gaining in popularity, particularly among the younger generation, women and immigrants. Conservative strongholds were either taken down or weakened, such as Texas, Kansas, and other states that now have democrat governors that previously did not. Missouri, my home state, did defeat an Obama socialist for Senate, but it also showed a movement toward the left by approving Medical Marijuana which is usually the first step toward total legalization. True conservative principles and values are on the downhill slide and will in a few years disappear.

  • Vicki L Kuhl

    11/07/2018 02:16 PM

    I'm still feeling sick. Not as sick as I could be though. Living in two states, Illinois and Florida, does not help, especially after Pritzker was elected as Illinois' new governor. The Illinois property may be going for sale. I left South Florida for a northern sensible area, but am afraid the south is spreading their delusion northwards. Where is a safe place anymore?

  • Walt m

    11/07/2018 01:46 PM

    Governor, a good place to start is to refuse to discuss politics with anyone who has not voted, we need to dig our heels in hard and talk about the next election like it is life or death because it will be. The time to start rallying the voters is now and every day until next time around. Trump also needs to personally handle communications better and stop leaving crumbs for the seagulls (the media) to feast on, it is also time for EVERYONE to set aside five dollars(or more) a week toward proper campaign contributions, this will not only give money but it will keep them engaged and keep the conversation at the top of the list till next time, our biggest mistake this time around was lack of voters, by having a weekly goal and a talk I think we can have the biggest turnout this country has ever experienced. I'm personally going to get my friends and family involved so we can have a red hurricane in 2020.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    11/07/2018 01:39 PM

    Last night California was given back to Mexico. Newsome and Brown will welcome those 8,000 illegal criminals into California. They both expect California and the federal government to pay for their welfare, free Obamacare, tax refunds they never earned, Section 8 housing, food stamps, free cell phones and a free education through college. These criminals are a protected class and get put ahead of American kids for college, a roof over their heads, and food in their belly's. Veterans too lost big time here in California as they will remain homeless, sick with no help, and more will die on our streets. I prayed God would hear my prayer for this country. But apparently a great many do not understand that Democrats mean higher taxes to pay for all these illegal criminals and fill their back pockets with Gold, leaving Americans with nothing but more poverty, less opportunities, and more debt we cannot afford. Trump cannot fix stupid.

  • CARMEN PRICE

    11/07/2018 01:33 PM

    Governor
    Well here we are, day after Mid-terms and not looking as well as we thought, good thing for Cruz and DeSantis but bad elsewhere.
    I can't believe NY is so dumb as to elect Alexandria Ocasioi-Cortez, wow what a bunch of dummies. Loved her comment on how to
    pay for "healthcare for all", "just pay for it" !!!!!!!!! I moved to Nevada to get away from the Californiacation liberals, but stepped right back
    into a mess here, new Dem. Governor etc. So now we have to sit back and watch the House Dumbos wreck what our President has worked so hard to "Make America Great" and try to tear it down. I cringe about the Nancy, Chucky, Adam, and Maxine show! Look out!
    Hugs
    Carmen Price

  • David

    11/07/2018 01:31 PM

    You say, "forget about any more tax cuts, a border wall, immigration reform, etc."
    Part of the problem is that the Republicans couldn't do these things when THEY controlled the House. How much worse will it be under the Democrats? Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell et al. were a huge disappointment. If the tables were turned, and a Democratic president had made the border wall his (or her) signature campaign issue, can you imagine a Democratic-controlled Congress not enacting it?
    I'm not sure whether the Republicans are stupid or corrupt or both, but I am sure that they are ineffectual. The voters gave them their reward.

  • Bobbie Bowling

    11/07/2018 01:27 PM

    The Republicans need to look at the Democrat held congressional seats that are in areas where a change is possible and get their message out there. I know all the good things that are happening because I follow sources that shine a light on them. Get the word out. Billboards even! And start getting the word out better in the big cities.

  • Michele Miller

    11/07/2018 01:25 PM

    Thank you for all that you did to get the vote out, and through Huck Pac to support conservative candidates. I am so thankful that the Senate is still in Republican hands -- especially for the reasons you cited. I am grieved, however, concerning the outcome in the House. Christians, conservatives, Independents, and Libertarians endured 8 years of an Administration that weakened America, and made life quite miserable (nearly a decade is a long time to endure underemployment, unemployment, unaffordable cost of living with no perceivable way out, etc.). More importantly, as a result of our policies, actions, and inaction during that era, many of our Christian brothers and sisters, as well as unbelievers, suffered great persecution and tremendous loss. Without a Trump/Pence victory, we would have continued a downward spiral steadily devolving toward the Left's hoped-for ends of Socialism. Capitalism needs to collapse for this to happen, and that was definitely taking place. Of course the Left has been raging and has been "unhinged" because of Trump's win. He's a true outsider, and although people can say that he is a narcissist, if that were true, he would be pandering to the Left. He could have been the Left's hero. Instead, he's boldly done the right thing, and been the subject of unbridled abuse, continual criticism, false accusations, and round-the-clock attempts to undermine his administration and unseat him as President. During Obama's 8 years we all endured a daily dose of complaints on Fox News. When 2012 rolled around, people could have voted to elect Romney and Ryan, and change course. Most didn't bother to do so, and the devolution continued. At least the blessing is that because the complainers weren't unhappy enough to get to the polls in 2012, they were unhappy enough in 2016, and we were surprisingly blessed with President Trump. A much bigger prize. It is my prayer that the loss of the House, and the fruits thereof, will be a unifying motivator to get Christians to their knees, and in the process, bring about a not just political change, but a revival and true hope and change -- souls won for eternity and lives touched and changed in the present. Thanks again, Governor Huckabee, for keeping us well-informed, for your influence, and for this forum. Will be praying in greater earnest for Sarah as well -- surely her job will not be any easier given the outcome of the election. Lord bless you and keep you!

  • Rick Bonham

    11/07/2018 12:58 PM

    Some mistakes the Republican Party is making is not reaching out and developing and promoting new candidates for office prior to these elections. (Or they just flat gave up on California) Another mistake is not showing before and after shots of small towns across America that have been turned into cesspools since Obama’s rein. An example is our Small town in Northern California. (Eureka and the rest of Humboldt County) It used to be clean and functional. Main Street America. Now it is riddled with Drug Addicts and Homeless sprawled all over our Streets. This all started in 2008 and grows every year. Thanks Gavin Newsome and Obama Democrats. You would think that people would associate this current Apocalyse with the party calling the shots but the Dems continue to use their Media Accomplices to feed the Sheep and they keep blindly eating it up. Sad stuff out here in Cali, and I didn’t vote for any of it.

  • carol J Shafer

    11/07/2018 12:57 PM

    Your commentary as always , was "spot on". I thoroughly enjoyed the "tongue in cheek" synopsis on the mid-term election results. Although the results are disappointing, as in the House results, we were able to avert total disaster as the Senate captured by we, Republicans, has saved us from the complete destruction of our Great America. The Democraps can try all they wish but the Senate will hold them back. I think that when the democraps resume their "witch hunt" and attempt
    to take our constitution and laws apart, I would hope and pray, that those that didn't get off their duffs, will realize how important voting actually is. It determines our direction and the future for our coming generations and the privileges we have experienced in the past. I have to admit, that the total ignorance of the issues by the college age people and the suburban women, have stumped me but again, people tend to take for granted our freedoms and don't think it necessary for them to become educated to the facts and vote because there are plenty of people that will vote. What a sad revelation they will get as the democrats go on their quest for destruction of the freedoms we have . I would hope that one day, Mr. Huckabee , in the near future, you would consider having your own show. This would go far in informing the public of what is really going on and perhaps this disappointment in the election of people that want to do a job for the people and not for themselves might be avoided. You, sir, are a voice that needs to be heard amongst the din of confusion and ignorance.

  • KEITH INGRAM

    11/07/2018 12:51 PM

    Huck, I enjoyed your commentary this morning! I am beginning to believe that some people are receiving a different set of news from what we see! Oh, wait, they DO! Maybe I should watch CNN, MSNBC, et al, and I could "see" their viewpoint! Kidding aside, God told me that all will be well. I trust His word! Now, if the "sealed indictments" are issued by Sessions, this could be a very entertaining 2 years! Maybe, sight will be restored to millions! I trust Donald to make this work in spite of the storm! Now, if I can just keep calm!

  • Lisa Ford

    11/07/2018 12:49 PM

    My biggest question is; I am sure most Republicans are like me & voted a straight Republican ticket. How did we loose so many seats in the House? Is the swamp stinking bad this morning?

  • Paula Campbell

    11/07/2018 12:44 PM

    I love the way you write things, it definitely gets across the points. Thank you for passing on all this information!

  • Linda Furlong

    11/07/2018 12:37 PM

    Disappointed that dems have taken back the house. Disappointed that NJ re-elected Menendez as well as PA re-elected Casey & Wolf. It will be 2 years of obstruction & wasting taxpayer money for the house. I can only hope & pray that 2020 will re-elect President Trump & retake the house plus get the Republicans to 60 or more for the senate.

  • Elaine Kuebler

    11/07/2018 12:34 PM

    AND President Trump needs to de-classify the dirty DOJ documents TODAY, and fire back-stabber Rosenstein. With apology to the O'Jays.

  • Elaine Kuebler

    11/07/2018 12:24 PM

    All I can say is I'm sickened by the House results and just don't understand HOW people can be SO STUPID! Thanks for all HuckPAC did to effect a better result. Sadly, too many people are just sheep to the mainstream media and the erroneous belief that the Democrats can make things better...laughable if it weren't so tragically sad.

  • Mary Ann Redden

    11/07/2018 12:21 PM

    Governor, how will people who never watch Fox News ever know the truth about our President! To recognize all the wonderful things he has done if all they hear are the lies the media and Hollywood are spewing? College students are being brainwashed by liberal & socialists propaganda! It’s truly dangerous! I believe our only hope is for God’s people to unite and pray for His intervention! I still believe!

  • Boggs Howard

    11/07/2018 12:16 PM

    The stupidity of the American voting population continues to amaze me! Equally astounding is that a significant percentage of voters “liked Trump’s policies but didn’t like HIM” and voted against him. That makes no sense whatsoever!

  • kenneth madden

    11/07/2018 12:10 PM

    Perfect time to work on items that neither party wants to take credit??? For. Immigration, SS, and Medicare.

  • JANET K TURNER

    11/07/2018 12:04 PM

    God is in charge and he hears the prayers of fervent Christians, especially His Remnant. The wheels of justice do grind slowly. God looks at our conduct, His eyes roam the world. The worship of Baal continues and that is why the democrats did as well as they did; the call of the world and its goodies and the sugar-coated dark side of life is just too much for most of the 80% who do least of the work but want most of the credit.

    I read and re-read the Old Testament frequently and ponder how so few see the light. Hallelujah Our God is patient and the source of eternal wisdom. He is always at work behind the scenes.