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    January 11, 2021
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    Good morning!

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

    Today's newsletter includes:

    • The week after: Democrats act fast to "Capitol-ize" on violence
    • A personal note
    • Chilling reminder 
    • Biden-Harris announces plans for small business
    • Parler is taken down
    • A second Capitol Police officer dies
    • Advertisement: The Mediterranean Experience

    Sincerely,

    Mike Huckabee

    The week after: Democrats act fast to "Capitol-ize" on violence

    By Mike Huckabee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    A personal note

    By Mike Huckabee

    A personal note on the ongoing Great Leftist Purge of social media:

    I still have my Twitter account, because it’s not smart to leap off a lily pad before you know there's another one to land on. I have a Parler account, of course, but that site has gone dark, thanks to Amazon shutting off its server host service (many conservatives are cancelling their Amazon Prime accounts in protest – do none of these public companies have to answer to their stockholders, or are they only in business to promote leftist politics?)

    So far, Twitter hasn’t canceled me, and I’m using it to urge all my followers to subscribe to this newsletter through www.mikehuckabee.com/subscribe just in case. I think we’re getting a hard lesson in why it was such a bad idea for conservatives to give up their individual websites and blogs for social media sites that vastly enriched and empowered a handful of Silicon Valley leftists while controlling the content users create.

    At this point, for all conservative voices to leave Twitter voluntarily without having another place to go would just be giving our opponents what they want. This is a time to think strategically, not emotionally.

    In the meantime, here’s a list of alternative social media, video and browser sites that don’t discriminate against conservatives. The site Gab is especially extending an invitation to people fleeing Twitter. Their CEO was previously shut off from payment systems. I hope these sites are all still online by the time you read this.

    And here’s what I hope to see a lot more of, very fast: Gab announced that it will soon offer its own Gab cell phone, independent of Apple or Google censorship or data mining. Not much info yet, but worth keeping an eye on.

    Chilling Reminder

    By Mike Huckabee

    Here’s a chilling reminder of why it’s not a good idea to pin your hopes of preventing a far-left “transformation” of America on West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin not folding under pressure like a thrift store card table.

    I’ve written before about the big, invisible switch in Washington that gets flipped whenever power changes hands. Trump is still in office, and it’s already been flipped:

    Democrats who cheered on and defended violent riots all year suddenly think they’re an intolerable assault on democracy that must be severely punished…Democrats who’ve railed against billionaires having too much power (or even existing) are now cheering billionaires influencing the election and silencing their opponents’ free speech…and now, add this switch: Democrats who’ve wailed about the unfairness of less populous states having the same number of Senators as New York and California think that Washington, DC, a city with a population of just over 700,000, should have two Democrat Senators to negate the two Republican Senators from Texas, population nearly 30 million.

    Sen. Manchin might also want to ponder whether the voters of West Virginia, a solidly red state where he’s the only Democrat in any major office and where Trump beat Biden by over 2-1, really want their Senators’ and Representatives’ votes negated by DC and Puerto Rico.

    Parler is taken down

    By Mike Huckabee

    One of the biggest and most frightening stories in years is going on now, as leftist tech giants make their move to silence conservative voices and destroy free speech and any competitors that allow it. Google and Apple have removed the Parler app from their all stores and Amazon, which provided the hosting service to Parler, cut it off last night, removing the Twitter alternative from the Internet.

    Parler CEO John Matze condemned what he called this “coordinated effort” to inflict damage on a competitor and said the site will take “full legal action” to fight it. Parler could be off-line for weeks, months or even permanently, if it can’t find a server willing to risk the ire of the Silicon Valley giants.

    Adding a layer of irony to the outrage, Matze said Parler doesn’t even have a Groups feature, and the #1 social media site for organizing meet-ups at last week’s rally in Washington was Facebook. Also worth mentioning: Twitter still hasn’t banned Iran’s Ayatollah or stopped a trending hashtag of “Hang Mike Pence.”

    I’ll also add, in the interest of journalistic accuracy (remember that?), that all the stories that keep calling Parler a “right-wing social media site” that spreads disinformation are themselves spreading disinformation. Parler has no particular political leanings other than protecting free speech within certain legal limits, like banning threats. You can be an AOC fan, sign up and post quotes from Chairman Mao all day long, and nobody will stop you. Also, the tech giants are waging war on Parler for being a neutral platform and not editing users' content, the very same rule that they're supposed to follow to be immune from lawsuits under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

    Republican Rep. Devin Nunes called the actions by Google, Apple and Amazon “clearly a violation of antitrust, civil rights, (and) the RICO statute,” and called for a criminal racketeering investigation. (But please, spare us any more pointless hearings where the CEOS of Twitter, Google and Facebook put on phony wounded/baffled expressions at the suggestion that they might be partisan.)

    Nunes asked where the DOJ and the FBI are. I assume they’re getting ready to be just as independent as Joe Biden promised, so it will probably be up to state governments, consumers and the censored sites themselves to fight back in court, at least until 2022.

    Quote from that link: “Biden also took more money from Big Tech than any candidate in American history. Donations to the Democrats by Bay Area residents rose from $163 million in 2016 to $199 million in 2020. Bay Area residents gave $800,000 to Trump in 2016, and $22 million in 2020. That says all we need to know about who Silicon Valley thought would give it an easy ride.”

    Finally, as our pop culture expert, Pat Reeder, points out, the CEO of Mozilla, parent company of the Firefox browser, just issued a statement promoting radical leftist censorship, so he suggests replacing Firefox with DuckDuckGo's browser app on your cell phone and with Brave on your desktop or laptop.

    Biden-Harris announces plans for small business

    By Mike Huckabee

    The Biden-Harris Administration (or is that the other way around? Even Joe doesn’t know) announced that it will help small businesses destroyed by Democrat shutdowns and riots by discriminating against white male business owners. They didn’t put it that way, of course, but that’s what they said, just the same.

    As a number of commenters pointed out, discriminating on the basis of race or gender is a violation of the Civil Rights Act and the 14th Amendment, so Nancy Pelosi had better get cracking on impeaching Biden before he even takes office, the way she’s trying to impeach Trump after he leaves office.

    A second Capitol Police officer dies

    By Mike Huckabee

    A second Capitol Police officer who was involved in last Wednesday’s clash with protesters has died, but the official statement contained few details. There was a report by the A.P. that it was an apparent suicide. Our condolences and prayers to his family, and let’s hope their wishes for privacy are respected and his death not exploited for political purposes.

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    Comments 26-36 of 36

    • Jamie Nichols

      01/11/2021 01:48 PM

      Signing up for newsletter.

    • C Miller

      01/11/2021 01:44 PM

      Stop the Steal! Thank you for all you do!

    • Catherine Smith

      01/11/2021 01:34 PM

      I am in awe over the Democrats actions. How and why do you think that you have the right to do as you pleased. I'm ashamed of all of the democrats. ??

    • PAUL SCHABER

      01/11/2021 01:12 PM

      Trump followers have made fools out of the JACK DORSEY and his TWITTER followers and the incompetent San Francisco Police Department after Twitter told people there would be a large demonstration and they would invade the headquarters. The police sent large groups of officers and after they arrived they outnumber the few protestors, but will not see on the Main Street Media either.

    • Pierce G Smith

      01/11/2021 01:07 PM

      As always, you are right on the money with your comments. It is too bad you can’t get inside the Democrats heads, they need some sense.

    • Chris Grafft

      01/11/2021 12:56 PM

      This is a tedt

    • Renee Kendrick

      01/11/2021 12:50 PM

      Forgiveness is releasing all thoughts of vengeance against someone! There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness!!!

      Forgiving the Democrats, the rioters who burned our cities, and the people who stormed the Capitol for their actions is the greatest thing we as believers and/or conservatives can do for our nation. By doing so, we put them into God's hands for Him to handle. Believe me, HE CAN HANDLE THEM!!!

    • Renee Kendrick

      01/11/2021 12:42 PM

      HOW SAD and HEARTBREAKING about the news of the second Capitol Police officer!!! Prayers going up for peace and comfort for his family, friends, and fellow officers!!!

    • Renee Kendrick

      01/11/2021 12:38 PM

      The Golden Rule says, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." The Democrats are showing the nation how they want to be treated!

      Their day will come when they will receive a dose of their own medicine. It is going to be a horrific day. Their dose will be coming from the hand of God! HE gets the final word!

      We must remember that HE is in control! The Lord is on my side. What shall I fear what man can do to me? He is going to take care of His people and will be there for us!

      Our main duties are to pray, forgive, and share the gospel. We, as believers, are in this world but we are not of the world. This world is not our home. We're just passing through.

      From what I have been hearing on Christian radio, people are coming to know the Lord by the thousands! HE is working!

      I refuse to have social media accounts so I haven't lost anything in this matter. There are still the old-time ways to communicate. They sure are helpful in exercising caution of what you put in writing!!!

      God's will be done!!!

    • Corinne Palmberg

      01/11/2021 12:02 PM

      I keep subscribing but get NO EMAILS!!

    • Lawrence Foster

      01/11/2021 11:56 AM

      Looks like the dems are trying to get action against Republicans BEFORE the whole story about the Capitol violence is known. Maybe that's because they KNOW the violence was largely by antifa infiltrators. And if they KNOW, it is because they had something to do with having antifa there in order to instigate violence.

    News Feed

    McConnell will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November

    Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that he will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November. He is the longest-serving party leader in US history. He did not say if this has anything to do with the criticism he’s received from conservatives or with his recent health issues that caused him to freeze up in mid-sentence a time or two. But while he will no longer be the GOP leader, he intends to continue serving in the Senate at least through the end of his current term in January 2027.

    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.”

    -12:49 PM, 2/29/2024

    Justice?

    - 8:38 AM, 2/29/2024


    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.

    6:02 AM, 2/29/24

     

    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.

    - 12:48 PM, 2/28/2024

     

    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?

    -10:16 AM, 2/28/2024


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    One of the strongest arguments for overturning the ruinously large fine on Trump in his New York real estate fraud case is the Eighth Amendment protection against excessive fines. The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in 2019 that that protection does apply to state courts. And one of the strongest arguments for Trump to cite came from liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who said:

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    Public Service Announcement

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    Related: Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media has a news round-up illustrating how bedbug crazy these pro-Palestine dingbats are and how they “have more vocal cords than brains,” from calling Jerry Seinfeld a “genocide supporter” to literally setting themselves on fire.

     

     

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    The Best People

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