Grounds for insanity

November 13, 2017

Judge Roy Moore went on Sean Hannity’s radio show, where he adamantly denied ever knowing the woman who made the charge against him and denounced it as a false partisan hit job.

However, some of Moore’s defenders felt he made a mistake in agreeing to the interview because his lawyerly claim that he “generally” didn’t date teenagers in his 30s damaged his credibility. Hannity got praise even from his usual critics for his tough line of questioning.


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However this eventually shakes out, it’s always a bad idea for commercial enterprises to take political stands. The coffee maker company Keurig pulled its ads from Sean Hannity’s show because he interviewed Roy Moore. Keurig’s actions inspired Moore supporters to post videos of them smashing their Keurig coffee makers.

What’s the upshot? Keurig lost a lot of customers for seemingly attacking due process and the practice of journalism, while thousands of Republicans now need to buy new coffeemakers. This is why mixing politics with business is generally considered grounds for insanity.

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  • Sandra Mendoza

    11/27/2017 08:25 PM

    Mike Huckabee, are you siding with the RINOs in making negative comments about Judge Roy Moore? The Judge may have dated teens in the 70's, which was not frowned on then. But he did not sexually harrassed them or raped any of them, like a few claimed. Hannity is known for siding with the RINOs too. I saw how Hannity treated Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

  • Tabitha Korol

    11/20/2017 10:17 AM

    Being a conservative, I was predisposed to side with Judge Roy Moore, but after listening to his poor resposes, his not remembering if he dated young girls when he was in his thirties, made me realize the truth about him. We do not forget when we do things outside the norm.

  • Jim Church

    11/17/2017 04:43 PM

    Thank you for the news letter. It is refreshing to have a source of news I can trust as truth!! My question: I would like an App for members of the House and another for members on the Senate that I can refer to see how every member votes on legislation and their rationale for their vote. It is very difficult to know The Swamp members and I want to know more about the individuals and not the Party affiliation and stance. Thank You and may God continue his blessings on you , your daughter and family.

  • Carolyn Bell

    11/16/2017 06:39 AM

    I just want to say I love reading your weekly comments that you post I know I Can Count On You for the facts I enjoy your TV show to

  • Leonard

    11/15/2017 07:20 PM

    My goodness, Donald Trump was viciously attacked, same here! Goodness, Clinton was on every woman but his own wife!!!!! The wicked are perverts, but , it's ok,.Washington is full of them!!!!!!!!!!! He won't conform, so they want to get rid of him. I stand by him,irrespective!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LORI ANN REGO

    11/15/2017 12:23 PM

    GOV HUCKABEE YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE NEWS MEDIA. I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING THE OTHER DAY THAT ANY LITTLE THING TRUMP DOES THEY WILL MAKE A NEGATIVE ABOUT.

  • William Rohman

    11/15/2017 12:16 PM

    I watched the entire interview and his comments of asking a girls mother for permission to date her daughter bothered me as ladies his age were pretty independent and didn't need parental permission to date. So, how old were these girls and why would a 32 year old man want to date teeny boppers??? Also, his lapses of memory bothered me. At 83, I have a pretty clear memory of what happened forty years ago and before. However, right now,the media and Republican establishment are busy violating his Constitutional rights by treating him as already guilty prior to a proper trial which would prove whether he is guilty or not. Without a proper trial, right now he is to be presumed innocent.

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    11/14/2017 08:47 PM

    Although I didn't watch the Hannity inteview, it seems Judge Moore could have been more judicious in his responses. But the left has already indicted and convicted the Judge. Why does jurisprudence disappear when the accused is a Conservative? As for Keurig, they will learn not to take sides in a culture war. Just ask Target.

  • Julia Everett

    11/14/2017 05:09 PM

    Would be nice if he offered to take a lie detector test...just saying

  • Daniel T Winfield

    11/14/2017 10:59 AM

    Herman Cain all over again: The sex allegations against Moore sound just like the sex allegations against the black GOP candidate for president in primaries, Herman Cain. Several women were dredged up, until he withdrew from the race. At that point, the women disappeared. The episode was meant to destroy Cain, and it did, though he was never proven guilty. When he withdrew, it stopped. Now comes allegations which Republican Establishment Senators are using to call for Moore to withdraw, because they hate Constitutional Conservative Christians who're on the Right. They hate Trump, too. They oppose his agenda. They stopped repeal of Obamacare. They may stop Trump's rax revision. But here, unamerican Senators are calling for Moore to withdraw from the race for the Senate, not based on him being guilty, or proven guilty, but based on their hate for the Right and Christians and fear of the power of sexual allegations. Moore is the Alabama judge who refused to take down the 10 Commandments, so he is hated for that, by those who want him out. I do hope he is innocent, but the liberal, left-wing Washington Post, which created this mess, will not rest until they destroy the man.

  • Barbara Fine

    11/14/2017 09:02 AM

    I believe that Judge Roy Moore is completely innocent of these FALSE accusations. I have red hkis book "So Help Me God", and I am convinced that a man could not write this book, taking the stand he took and then lie about his innocense involving this woman/women who, I believe are lying themselves. I pray that the voters in Alabama can see through this scheme to defeat him. We need him in our U.S. Senate desperately.


  • Ida McCartha

    11/14/2017 07:57 AM

    I am deeply disturbed about the allegations against Roy Moore. I am an Alabama Republican who is tired of politicians singing the same old lying song and being elected. This was such an important office on the national stage to turn over to someone like Moore, an in your face, controversial, candidate. And now the truth trickles out about this wolf in sheeps clothing! I am very angry at the women for not coming forward sooner! It is all such an impossible mess!!! We live in a state of good old boy corruption. We need some honest representation not a grandstander!! I am a Christian and I do not feel Moore has ever supported or done anything to further the Kingdom of God. Now we are left with no one to vote for...a sexual assaulter or a Democrat determined to protect late term abortion , murder of babies. I am sad and disgusted!!!!!!!

  • Elaine Karman

    11/13/2017 11:35 PM

    I am NOT particularly keen on ANY political scenario these days, however I am also hesitant to JUMP to ANY conclusions. I did hear the interview on Friday, and as I was listening, my thoughts were, "he is in politics, a lawyer etc - he is NOT ARTICULATING himself very well. Ummm he sounds like he's self incriminating himself." That interview SHOULD NOT be the "verdict." It needs to be investigated, but unfortunately, he did not represent himself very well.

  • Sam

    11/13/2017 11:23 PM

    I don't know if the abuse allegations against Moore are true, but when people act evasive like he did, they generally (no pun intended :) have something to hide. Of course, back then in Alabama, maybe it was not unusual for a man in his 30s to date teenage girls. Still, if that was the case, then Moore should've owned it rather than give mealy-mouthed answers.

    I pray that the truth eventually come out, if it hasn't already. The Bible says that he who is faithful in small things will be faithful in large things. So, if you're untruthful about a small matter, you will most likely do the same with bigger matters. It sounds to me like Moore did date teenage girls, but that doesn't necessarily mean he abused them—I certainly hope he didn't.

  • Lorena Dohl

    11/13/2017 10:16 PM

    I don't understand what happened to "innocent until proven guilty." Mitch McConnell is so wrong and should not be in the position he is in. He obviously is a major part of the swamp he is protecting. We don't know whether Moore is guilty or not and we should be allowed to find out through the legal system. McConnell has lost his credibility.

  • William Tait

    11/13/2017 10:15 PM

    I believe these sort of accusations need to have a 'statute of limitations' that are actually enforced. Complain after that time period and they are ignored. If they insist, then the only recourse is a law suite against that person.
    Some of these acusers use timely complaints as it were. some wait for decades as the recent ones are, not good.
    Perhaps too, a polygraph or two should also be required to cut to the chafe.

  • Fred Day

    11/13/2017 09:22 PM

    Moore was not credible and did not answer the questions forcefully enough.

  • Guy Hicklin

    11/13/2017 09:16 PM

    I am particularly concerned about McConnell's comment today that Moore should step down because he "McConnell" believes the woman. How does anyone make such a determination in a "he said, she said" accusation case such as this, or have I missed some evidence that has surfaced from decades ago. The Bible's requirement is for support of two or three witnesses. Are there any witnesses besides the alleged principles. It looks to me that the GOP is trying as hard as the democrats to eliminate Moore and they don't care how transparent the attempt looks. McConnell should be the one to step down.

  • Lionel Glaude

    11/13/2017 08:25 PM

    Japanese have been importing thousands of ton of our American beef since the 70ties, their not just fish eaters.

  • Helen Corey

    11/13/2017 08:10 PM

    Moore is being used to change news narrative. Why not report on President’s success overseas OR Weinstein & why he’s not being prosecuted OR demise of Clinton Fd OR Las Vegas & Texas church shootings OR who set fires in CA OR failure of Congress to pass anything OR failure to prosecute Uranium One deal makers...

  • Beth Hodge

    11/13/2017 08:10 PM

    So, Mike, are you also going to dump on Judge Moore because his answers weren't spot on? Are the English teachers going to abandon him because he may not have conjugated his verbs correctly? Give the guy a chance. This is clearly a political plot to take him down and the Republicans are falling for it faster than they distanced themselves from the white nationalists in Virginia so as to not seem to be complicit. How can he prove a negative? Maybe he didn't "generally" date teens. Maybe he did. Maybe the girls lied about their age, if they even knew him at all. It's just kind of funny that at least one of them worked for Hillary's campaign. Whaddya bet all of them did?

  • JANET K TURNER

    11/13/2017 07:20 PM

    Keurig was just trying to imitate businesses that pulled their NFL advertising. I thought Grounds for Insanity was going to be about Hillary. Some of her comments and pics lead me to think she is on the verge of a nervous breakdown as the thought of prosecution, indictment and jail time looms large. However your title, Grounds for Insanity play on words.

  • De Ette Moon

    11/13/2017 05:04 PM

    Being in politics requires a tough skin. I'm praying for Judge Roy Moore, that God's will be done through him.

  • Sue Edmark

    11/13/2017 04:47 PM

    WHAT WERE YOU DOING 30+ YEARS AGO?? THINK ABOUT IT REALLY HARD!!

  • Carmen Wilhite

    11/13/2017 04:44 PM

    Thank you for not backing down! We may not be as loud, but we're faithful. Before they boycotted Chick fil A, I had gone once or twice. Because of the boycott, I now go faithfully. I pray God's richest blessings on you and your loved ones! :)

  • Gen Gravelle

    11/13/2017 04:43 PM

    I am a believer in the Bible. An accusation is not necessarily a fact. People do conspire for a multiplicity of reasons. All accusations should me confirmed by 2 or more witnesses. This is the only way to be sure of the truth. Even then 2 people could lie for nefarious reasons. I encourage all men fight for the dignity that truth provides. Do not cower if you are innocent but press forward in faith. If you are guilty humble yourself and trust God for forgiveness. I believe He gives grace to the humble and resists the proud at every turn. Judge Morre should stand firm and capture the seat. Truth will prevail and justice will be done. Be strong and do not faint.

  • Robert Miller

    11/13/2017 04:21 PM

    If Judge Moore is guilt then he should step down. But, what happened to innocent until proven guilty?? What happened to you could take someone to court for destroying your reputation??? What is a fact is Mitch McConnell and the GOP did not want Roy Moore but rather Luther Strange and they fought him in the primary. It is McConnell that needs to go along with his whole swamp rats.

  • William A. McNeil

    11/13/2017 04:02 PM

    "Grounds" for insanity. Another "killer" quote. I hope it's not judge Moore that's "forgetful". But, that's what the legal process is for. As far as the political situation goes, it's time for the Republican party to wait for a verdict. They've created the situation by stonewalling everything. Has Menendez lost is seat in congress yet? What happened to "innocent until proven guilty". As far as the political situation goes, it's time for the Republican party to stop answering the left as The Recessive Party, and not progressive or even DemocRAT. Just like not calling our team anti-abortion but Pro Life!

  • Jody Robinson

    11/13/2017 03:43 PM

    Does nobody else find it suspicious that these women said nothing when Moore was a judge, when he ran for office the first time? Why didn't they speak out about this "evil" man then? They were adults, had nothing to be ashamed or afraid of! Is it not simply a fact that they are trying to destroy a good man because he's a conservative? I find these accusations ridiculous and politically motivated! Today a woman is claiming Moore "attacked" her when she was 16; why did she take so long to speak out? She even waited a week after the other liars spoke!

  • Gary Walter

    11/13/2017 03:42 PM

    The whole thing seems suspicious. It looks to me like a liberal establishment Republican hit job rather than even Dem deal. Why the big jump to convict the man for something 40 years ago that a trusted public servant denies? Me thinks McConnell et all doth protest too much.

  • Carol Miller

    11/13/2017 03:40 PM

    You are always laugh-out-loud funny, Governor Huckabee! Unique and how refreshing!
    First you give us two very insightful comments about Moore's less than satisfactory answer to the question and Sean Hannity's unequaled journalistic integrity.
    Then you top it off with that superb observation about Keurig's bad judgment.
    And no one but you could have thought to conclude with that hilarious statement about not mixing politics and business. I laugh out loud and I absolutely love your commentaries. :-)

  • Ginger Cox

    11/13/2017 03:39 PM

    If Moore goes to court, there must be evidence. For now, he is innocent until proven guilty. If he is guilty, he need to confess that as a man he was weak and fell into sexual desires. It is so important for men in high positions have others present when around pretty or enticing women. Men should follow the example like Joseph did - run away! Whatever happens, Moore will face God who knows everything, regardless of what we know, hear and suspect.

  • William Van

    11/13/2017 03:20 PM

    "...'generally' considered grounds for insanity." Yup, "generally".

  • Laura Buntin

    11/13/2017 03:13 PM

    I am so glad there are journalists like Sean Hannity. He is bold and unafraid to speak the truth. After listening to the interview, Im not sure if he helped Moore. Something to remember, back in those days, in the South it wasn't untoward for an older man to date considerably younger woman.

  • Mollie Stokes Platt

    11/13/2017 02:36 PM

    I’m infuriated by the smear campaign. It’s very fishy to me. Bezos owns WAPO, supports Moore’s opponent. WAPO reporters bribing women for dirt. Every accusor should have her bank acvount looked at and see if they have had a windfall.Why is it coming out now? Because Bannon is becoming a force to be reckoned with, annoying McConnel. Having grown up in the south (NC) in the 1960’s-1980’s it was not uncommon for older men 40 yrs ago to date younger women and would ask their Momma’s permission to date them. If a young man, a war hero, and a lawyer as Judge Moore was became interested in a young lady, the Mommas looked at it as a good opportunity to marry a man who could provide an acceptable if not very comfortable lifestyle. You can bet sleezy millennial reporters who have no damn idea about the way it was in the south and are eager to smear anyone conservative, pretty sure they were chomping at the bit to get any dirt they could. Were Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Hell Pricilla Presley courted by pedophiles?? NO I’m so sick and tired of the old guard thinking they can steamroll over the Forgotten Citizens who have awakened with voting POTUS Trump into office! Steve Bannon’s war on the Swamp is where I’ll be because it’s past time to expose the corruption. Love your daughter! You raised her right! Oh and love you too!! As far as Hannity goes, it made me angry that the three analysts were quick to convict him before the facts were unraveled. As a lawyer he carefully chose those words and people are quick to convict him. I pray the people of Alabama aren’t hoodwinked by the corrupt and sinister hit job

  • Robbie Mize

    11/13/2017 02:36 PM

    And I made the mistake of making a post to Keurig on their Facebook page and I got called names I would not call a dog running the streets....they totally left the conversation of Keurig's endorsement to skewer me and Judge Roy Moore. From now on, I will keep my thoughts to myself (however difficult that may be). I do think this is a hatchet job and stinks to high-heaven.
    I appreciate your honesty and your commentaries. Keep them coming.

  • Alan C. Fitzgerald

    11/13/2017 02:30 PM

    Just a thought! What if this accusation might be true?? Why has there been NO information about the behavior of the young woman? Show me a man who would not be aroused if confronted by a young woman with her pants off?

  • Patty Perrin

    11/13/2017 02:19 PM

    I love your commentaries and often share them on facebook, giving you the credit, of course. You have a unique and sensible way of shrinking the insanity down (no pun intended regarding your article above), to where, from a common-sense standpoint, it looks as childish as it is. Thank you for being the adult in the room, and for your great sense of humor. Blessings! Patty

  • Prodigal48

    11/13/2017 02:15 PM

    Thank you, Mike, for not jumping on the Bandwagon of Delusion that has apparently taken over the republican party. I do not trust McConnell, McCain, and the rest of the establishment swamp, any more than I trust the democrats or the media. They have not been fans of Judge Moore from the start. They are scared that he is part of a trend begun by President Trump to turn away from the do-nothing establishment swamp. It would not surprise me if some of them were in on the instigation of these false accusations. So many lies have already come out about these stories. This woman was not 14 in 1979. She did not have a phone in her room at that age, which she stated that she spoke to him on. One of the accusers worked for Hillary and radically supports Doug Owens and hates Trump, and yesterday was caught scrubbing those comments from her page (WaPa said none of them had any of those ties-another lie). There is even a report that the reporter has a history of criminal conduct of writing hot checks. Also a report that one of the accusers has done this very thing to several pastors. How many questions does it take for republicans to accept the truth that they have been had and played for fools by WaPo? Someone has to be held accountable. I hope that Judge Moore sues them to the hilt. I've been a loyal republican all my life, and a giver. If they throw Moore to the wolves, I'm re-registering Independent and will never give republicans another dime. I am praying that God brings forth the truth, and in a way that cannot be denied, and that those who were so quick to condemn without proof have to admit they were wrong. I hope they never find themselves in Judge Moore's position of Character Crucifixion, because my guess is they will find no one to stand for them.

  • Stephana Holmes

    11/13/2017 02:02 PM

    This Whole thing is INSANITY. Hollyweird actresses Needing and Craving Attention accusing Whoever they want of Sexual harassment... Really ???? But They Didn't say a word for 20-30 + YEARS ???? Puleese..... Everyone KNOWS What a Scum Pond Hollywood IS, so They Knew The Deal, Before they Started. Now Everyone is bump my on their stupid bandwagon....

  • Michael Egbert

    11/13/2017 01:59 PM

    Maybe Keurig thought they'd instill a wave of support like that knucklehead Kapoernick? Hannity is a good and honest reporter...he has my support

  • Maria Rainwater

    11/13/2017 01:53 PM

    It's interesting to me that some GOP senators are buying into the accusations against Roy Moore. They don't seem to realize that if/when they are up for reelection the left wing media or activist can do the same thing to them. Then what? A wise man told me one time that anyone can sue another for anything at any time, but it doesn't mean they will win. The same is true about accusations being made against a politician and being tried in the media. There is no way to prove or disapprove such accusations. Therefore, if one wishes to destroy any politician, they only need to go to the media and make a accusation, but only if the accused is a Republican. I truly believe the good people of Alabama can see through this criminal hoax.

  • Joanne Woodruff

    11/13/2017 01:44 PM

    I believe in the justice system. I also believe the women/girls should have spoken up 30 plus years ago.

  • Ellen Williams

    11/13/2017 01:42 PM

    I didn't smash my coffee pot but if ANY OTHER COFFEE MERCHANT would sell pods for it, I'd buy from them. I live in Alabama and will vote for Roy Moore again.

  • Nancy Shepard

    11/13/2017 01:30 PM

    Yours is hands-down my favorite commentary. I really miss your original one-page format. No clicking to read more. All visible! You sent survey months ago and I made same comment. Right afterwards, your format changed to match all the other complicated, ad-filled commentaries. So although I don't like the format, the content is the best!! I just sometimes miss a day or too because it takes longer to wade thru it, whereas the previous one-page format was simple and I rarely missed a day.

  • Tom Atkinson

    11/13/2017 01:22 PM

    I vote with my pocket book and my feet - time to walk from my Keurig coffee maker as I walked away from viewing NFL broadcasts.

  • Barry Dyer

    11/13/2017 01:21 PM

    Minister Huckabee, you are very correct. Now days I think God is the only one giving due process!

  • Mary Aichholz

    11/13/2017 01:03 PM

    What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Seems too many already have deemed him guilty.

  • David Kainrad

    11/13/2017 01:00 PM

    There is no doubt the "socialist left" has reached the bottom of the bag of tricks. I consider Judge Moore be a man of integrity and he would bring a sense dignity and common sense to the Senate.

  • Carolyn Prater

    11/13/2017 12:59 PM

    Thank you so much Mr. Huckabee, for helping to report the truth to us. The news media is totally distorting or even omitting the truth about so much now. I feel we have almost lost our country. Even my local news channel last night had a report on the football game in Nashville. They would not pan up to let us see that many seats are now empty. They don't even mention that. Mainstream media is crooked. This attack on Candidate Moore looks extremely suspicious, due to the timing. And there is zero evidence. I believe him. And I admire Sean Hannity, another person who boldly speaks the truth. I pray for such men as you fellows, every day.