Reconsidering the Clintons

November 15, 2017

How can you tell that the Clintons’ time of running the Democratic Party as their personal syndicate is finally coming to an end? Donna Brazile made the first cracks in the wall, but Clinton minions still came swooping down to trash her and patch over the cracks with spin and excuses. But now, the big wrecking ball may be starting to swing. Liberal media commentators and outlets such as the New York Times are at long last admitting that the women who made accusations of sexual harassment and abuse against Bill Clinton perhaps deserved to be listened to. Especially Juanita Broaddrick, who has never wavered in her account of being the victim of violent rape, yet has been ignored and dismissed for years.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Hillary ran as a champion of women who claimed that all sex abuse accusers deserve to be believed. Yet on the rare occasions when anyone dared bring up her husband’s accusers and her part in smearing and discrediting them, she airily dismissed those accusations as ancient history that had been “litigated” long ago (I’m aware of only one that got as far as litigation, Paula Jones’; and despite partisans’ claims that she was lying, she received an $850,000 settlement.)

Now, the tide seems finally to be turning. Maybe it’s the recent tsunami of sexual abuse allegations that started with Clinton pal/donor Harvey Weinstein (many of them also dating back years), but liberal outlets that have long donned blinders for the Clintons are finally starting to face up to their double standard.


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As with the national debt and homeless people, the inconvenient Clinton accusers were ignored by most of the media as long as their favored politicians were in power. When the Republicans are back in power, the homeless and the national debt suddenly become of paramount importance. The shocking news that the New York Times just ran an “I believe Juanita” op-ed may simply mean they've been shamed out of their hypocrisy or it may signal that they sense the Clintons are finally out of power for good (or else they’re moving to prevent a comeback). Also, as Ms Broaddrick tweeted, it signals that “Hell has definitely frozen over.”

Granted, liberal commenters can’t simply admit their complicity over the past quarter century without adding more caveats than a used car sales contract. They spend as many pixels accusing Republicans of exploiting and politicizing the accusations as they do on their own mea culpas (in their world, a Democrat allegedly committing sexual abuse isn’t nearly as bad as a Republican pointing it out.)


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Frankly, I don’t want to hear any lectures on hypocrisy from these people. My own view on sexual abuse allegations is, and always has been, that accusers deserve to be heard respectfully, but not necessarily to be believed on face value. Sexual harassment and abuse are terrible things, but so is a false allegation against an innocent person. The accused has a right to defend him/herself (yes, some women are accused of sexual harassment, too), a basic due process right that the left has tried mightily to stamp out on college campuses. That holds regardless of party: I endorsed Roy Moore, and I think he has a right to defend himself. But I also said on day one that if the charges are true, he should have the integrity to admit it and step aside. I didn’t call for circling the wagons and attacking the accusers, which has been the MO of the Clinton machine since they were my predecessors in Arkansas.

The long-overdue admission that Juanita Brodderick deserves to be heard may mark more than a change in attitudes about allegations of sexual abuse by the powerful. It may finally signal the end of the media turning a blind eye to the Clintons’ disregard for the rules that govern the rest of us. If so, it may also be the beginning of the death knell of the Clinton era, not to mention a bad omen for Hillary if the Justice Department finally lives up to its name and conducts a real, kangaroo-free investigation of her term as Secretary of State.

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  • Jack macdonald

    11/26/2017 07:02 PM

    The people who read your newsletter seem to be an astute group with well stated comments. Nice to know there is still a part of the population that can actually form a cogent thought.

  • Nilza Stahlheber

    11/23/2017 09:53 PM

    Bravo and Amen. I am of the same reasoning that you Mr Huckabee, put down in writing that I just read. "Judge not lest you be judged". I go even further in my own opinion that, 'why has these accusations, from so long ago?' It appears to me that someone is agitating the "pot" again, to keep the real, true, logic accusations for matters of imperial facts of today, to, "Clean the swamp", "Free our Country", so that Our President is able to do so and so go on with "our Country's agenda.
    A forty year ago misappropriate conduct by any citizen, accept of of murder, is not valid a cause to disrupt today's agenda. Some of us take longer to mature and actions by slow thinking or e logical moral is between the perpetrator, his conscience, and His God. It brings to mind the words of Our Lord;" he who is without sin, cast the first stone."

  • Mary Diecidue

    11/20/2017 05:41 PM

    The Clintons should be prosecuted, as they have been guilty of many charges, but seem to get away with everything.......
    I really think that the democrats are responsible for the accusations against Moore and I believe that someone is paying them to say these horrible things.........May God intervene and prove Moore innocent!!!!!!


  • Edward Finley

    11/19/2017 10:49 PM

    In the accusations against Judge Moore, What was glaringly obvious to me,is the fact that the ink wasn't even dry on these unproven and truly unsubstantiated accusations,before Senator McConnell was insisting he (Judge Moore),should immediately step down. Then in a nano second several other Senators like Flake,McCain,Ted Cruz.Mike Lee and several others jumped on the band wagon. I am just amazed at the lack of intestinal fortitude and utter cowardice these folks display when it comes to an obvious ruse perpetrated by the Democrats and their Media allies,along with,I'm certain, the monetary backing and possible pay to play of George Soros & The Washington Post. I have a pretty good feeling that some monies changed hands here. I have no proof,but then again they have no proof of their accusations either.

  • Cleve Wilson

    11/19/2017 09:13 PM

    The Dems and their liberal media sidekicks are using the recent "sexual predator" stories to set the stage for the "coup d'etat", pinning this stinking turd on the Senate candidate from Alabama using false, recruited, liberal, accusers. They see a chance to steal a Senate seat, before thought impossible, by ginning up a fake story with several well sequenced accusers with no actual evidence. All of it is inuendo and perfect timing. By the time it takes to fully de-bunk the accusations and the constant media attention and with the help of the RINO's, the election will be over and the Senate majority will be secured as "inoperable" for the next year at least! THIS is the GRAND PLAN and if they can pull it off the trade off of the reputations of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Harvey Wienstein, Al Franken and several other politicos and Hollywood types are a small price to pay. Nothing will happen to the real creeps, just a slap on the wrist. Throwing them under the bus is small payment for a major accomplishment.

  • Scott Schroeder

    11/19/2017 08:01 PM

    Dear Mike Huckabee, if you are correct about the end of the Clinton power era, I will yell "Oh happy day" to the rafters. These people and their incredibly corrupt machine have far too long been given a pass and I can only believe it was because they had the power, not because they were good or right. Personally I will always feel this is a miserable political stain on our great country's history and I will rejoice if the record is finally set straight. In my lifetime I believe that Ronald Reagan was the brightest beacon of political hope, savvy and ability. The Clintons were the flip side of that coin and I have waited far too long to say farewell.

  • Bea Warren

    11/19/2017 07:22 PM

    I also believe that the accuser and the accused should be heard and investigated before any decision should be made about their guilt (not innocence because they are already innocent until proven guilty).

  • Gladys Hizer

    11/19/2017 06:08 PM

    On the morning news today, one of the female news persons was showing how to protect herself at an ATM and other places. Sad that women have to learn how to protect themselves from men. A newspaper article today, "Valuing women begins at home." Among other things, it states that employed women with employed husbands have 65% of the child rearing duties and women have more of the household duties than men. The article only dealt with one aspect of valuing women in the home. I know from experience that women are not valued in many ways in the home and both sons and daughters are short changed. Just maybe, this is the main cause of the problems with both male and females in society today?

  • Idella Behlmer

    11/19/2017 05:43 PM

    I could not have pinned a comment any more perfectly than this. This is full truth. There needs to be accountability for both sides. It's a shame for one to be accused if not guilty. And a shame for the accused to go free, if their guilty. That's why we have laws and courts. And nobody should get special treatment especially in these cases where people are in high offices and think they are above the clouds law

  • Paul Guerin

    11/19/2017 05:37 PM

    The B.J. Clinton sacrificial news from the lame-stream press will set President Trump up for his accusers to have credibility. Give up Clinton; get Trump. At the worst this will disrupt the presidency. At best (this is corrupt lefty strategy) it will lead to impeachment proceedings.
    Yesterday, I did not think I could think any less of democrats, but "Yes, I can!"

  • Eileen Nestler

    11/19/2017 05:31 PM

    From what I gather from various independent journalists on the internet who interview people like Robert David Steele, ex-cia, the cabal is so massive and many of the players involved under threat of blackmail which inhibits performance of the government system to prosecute and move forward to drain the swamp, yet Trump has done much to get things rolling. I don't really know who to listen to anymore. Thanks for at least sharing a sensible perspective and all the good work you do. God help us all.

  • William A. McNeil

    11/19/2017 04:59 PM

    Re: Clinton's - There are so many items, that it were anyone else, would have been in jail years ago. What ever legal means are necessary must be used to the fullest extent of the law. Look at what happened in Watergate. Lot's of people went to jail over a break in because to many people lied about it. Even Nixon was forced to resign. Just the mere fact that someone destroyed evidence should be enough. Remember Nixon's 18 minutes of tape. If they really dig, they could find why there was mishandling of the money collected by churches to help the people of Haiti years ago. Our church, Grace Baptist of Santa Clarita, CA actually sent construction workers and foremen to help rebuild parts of damaged buildings for the Haitian people. Some our teeagers helped Hatian chuces and orphanages during summer mission trips trips. Also, when you were governor, did Mrs Broddrick ever seek assistance from your administration?

  • James B. Johnson

    11/19/2017 02:14 PM

    Lock her up and Bill too! Just that simple!

    James Johnson

  • Greg Wall

    11/19/2017 09:30 AM

    I wish you were our president.

  • Irma Hartigan

    11/18/2017 11:26 AM

    I have loved listening to you for years. You make sense of a troubled nation. You often give me needed hope. Keep up the good work!

  • Jan Roeth

    11/18/2017 03:49 AM

    I enjoy reading your messages as you are always spot on! It's definitely time for for the Clinton machine to be stopped and Hillary held accountable for many things! As far as I'm concerned she needs to be in prison for her actions!

  • Patti V Draper

    11/18/2017 12:27 AM

    All I can say is I hope you are right. I always believed Bill Clinton's accusers...he is (was) a serial sexual predator and Hillary kept him around so she could ride his coat-tails to the White House. She was just as guilty of denigrating women as he was, worse really. It is about damn time.

  • Amelia Little

    11/18/2017 12:15 AM

    I think hilary thinks the American people are all ignoramuses, and that all people should just downright believe whatever she says--because, after all, she IS hilary clinton!!!! I'm sure the show I was watching was discussing the sexual harrassment charges against various and sundry politicians. There was a tape where hilary maintains that people were lying about bill, and/or that people's memories have blurred over the years, or perhaps people just didn't understand about the charges against her husband at the time. Of course, she did not seem to address the little ol' problem of her dragging his victims under the bus, although of course, she champions womens rights and the need to hear the accusers, etc etc etc. Unless, of course, you are accusing bill clinton.

  • Nan Wysock

    11/17/2017 06:19 PM

    I truly did not think I would live long enough to see the Clintons held to account for anything, but I am gratified to see the tide turning. As their power and influence wanes I am sure there will be many people who are no longer afraid to come forward. These are interesting times. Thanks for your very fair and honest coverage of the news. We Conservative Christians have very few people we can trust to give us the truth.

  • Frances Richardson

    11/17/2017 04:18 PM

    I want the Clintons and Obama’s in jail but it will never happen. Too many people in authority that are scared of them.

  • Conley Keasler

    11/17/2017 12:38 PM

    Thanks so very much for your dedication for truth. I appreciate the work that your team is doing to get the hidden things brought to light. Continue, please!

  • Conley Keasler

    11/17/2017 12:36 PM

    Thanks so very much for your dedication for truth. I appreciate the work that your team is doing to get the hidden things brought to light. Continue, please!

  • Rachel Barnett

    11/17/2017 09:49 AM

    Thank you Mike Huckabee for your news and comments

  • Richard Puter

    11/16/2017 11:59 PM

    The blatant hypocrisy of the Left once again burns bright for all to see. Not to worry...they have long-since ceased to care about even a shred of righteous indignation at anything/anyone other than something associated with the President. Case in point: Trump gives a detailed and stirring report of his recent trip to the Far East. Media response: "Trump awkwardly fumbles his water bottle during speech!" Rush the impeachment papers forward! Anyone who can't handle an attempt to get a sip of water properly is NOT fit to govern!

    Mike...love you and your TBN program but seriously...how about much less R&B and a lot more substantive topics? 5-6 minutes TOTAL talking about the Texas shooting and more than half the show for R&B?

  • Debra Schmidt

    11/16/2017 10:14 PM

    You have been a man of courage and truth since I first heard of you in government. Thank you for seeking to bring the truth to us, the average person. We have very few options to hear truth anymore. I know you fight daily as you stand up for morality and truth. Please do not stop. We need people like you. I know what it is like to stand in the face of lies on a small scale and it is brutal. But we are often called to do so in life. A most humble and sincere thank you!!!

  • Scott Smith

    11/16/2017 10:13 PM

    You do realize that anyone who could pin a criminal act on a Clinton knows that their life will be terminated, don't you? The Clinton mob will not have it any other way.

  • Jerome Berner

    11/16/2017 07:32 PM

    Sir,

    If we do not hold our elected leaders accountable for known corruption, then we are finished as a country. If her and her husband do not face the consequences of their actions, this country has no future.

    Jerome Berner

  • B. McDaniel

    11/16/2017 05:06 PM

    For so many years, the Clintons, even in Arkansas, seemed to be above the laws to which the ret of us must conform. It is sickening. Thank you for your insight and commentary. I enjoy it.

  • Sylvia Williams

    11/16/2017 03:34 PM

    This is not exactly a comment, but a question. Can you tell me how to find out WHO in the current administration made the decision to allow trophy hunting to continue in Zimbabwe and Zambia and to allow elephant trophies (and others?) to come into the United States? All I know is "Trump reversed an Obama-era ban on trophy hunting" and now suddenly it's OK again? I am appalled and disgusted that we would allow this to continue again. Please tell me President Trump didn't sign off on this heinous new ruling.

  • Cynthia Sanborn

    11/16/2017 03:03 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, Bonnie and Clyde also did not fool all the people all the time.

  • robert mcmasters

    11/16/2017 02:59 PM

    As my old boss used to say 'let us put everything on the table so that we can all smell it'.

  • Nell Eaton

    11/16/2017 02:35 PM

    I read you comments and do so much appreciate your keeping us informed.

  • Melody Powell

    11/16/2017 02:24 PM

    If only this was a box to check on resumes. Soooo many men, the Kennedys, Biden, Clinton have risen to top positions even with the long, past history, of sexual misconduct. I truly belive Moore is being set up. The timing is just too obvious, with never a whisper of anything bad in his 40 years of public life

  • Brooks Mancini

    11/16/2017 02:14 PM

    If Roy Moore is in a no win situation. If he steps down, he admits that he is guilty, if he stays in the race, he doesn't have time to prove his innocence. Further, how do you prove "I didn't do it" without attacking the accuser.

  • Cheryl Larabee

    11/16/2017 02:05 PM

    It saddens me that so many people that came into contact with the Clinton's have been harmed either physically, or to say the least emotionally. I always read your posts as they are fair and based on observations, not mindless rantings of the left. What I don't understand is why they have never been held accountable for those they have hurt... Hillary committed so many heinous crimes to our country, our government that she should be thrown under the jail... not living the high life on money that was earned on the blood of the innocents. Why are they above the laws that the rest of us live by? I would really like to know what you think..

  • John Tyler

    11/16/2017 12:39 PM

    I really don't believe that Roy Moore is guilty and I fully intend on voting for him. Why didn't these women come forward sooner. Judge Moore has run for office several times over the last 40 years and just 4 weeks short of the election the suddenly remember. It also turns out that one of these women had Judge Moore as the appointed judge in her divorce case 18 years ago (this information came from an e-mail sent by the Moore campaign) and didn't object to his presiding , which is the right of any one of the parties involved in a court case.
    Go Figure! This reminds me a lot of what happened with the presidential election last year.

  • Anita Eicher

    11/16/2017 11:28 AM

    I finally have some hope that they will receive what they deserve. That is, if our Justice Dept. will start working on this. I am so disgusted about the DOJ and liberals. You and your daughter are very smart, caring, and always correct on what is happening every day. I thank you from bottom of my heart. God bless you both and rest of family.

  • Deborah Hunter

    11/16/2017 10:56 AM

    Gov. Huckabee, the best reason for investigating the Clinton foundation, email deletions, Uranium One , etc. is because the general population has seen clearly that our institutions, including IRS, FBI, DoJ, have been corrupted.
    The folks know there has been a 2 tiered justice system that has developed in US; one set of rules for the politically powerful and another set for the rest of us. So discouraging!

  • Carol Russell

    11/16/2017 10:56 AM

    Thanks for always bringing a rational perspective to the craziness in our world! I think it high time the Clintons be brought to justice for LOTS of things!

  • Frankie Olsen

    11/16/2017 10:45 AM

    I feel so helpless in being able to 'do anything' about all this that just goes on and on and on in our National government. Yes...I pray for our nation (every day!). But continually reading about all the craziness and our government entities not enforcing current laws, much less not convicting the abusers (criminals) for so many years, has just worn me down.

  • Virginia Homan

    11/16/2017 10:08 AM

    Thank you for the honesty and faith you put out there. I have always appreciated that in you.

  • Carol D. Gaglione

    11/16/2017 09:59 AM

    I agree with you whole heartedly, Gov Huckabee. I believe Judge Moore is innocent of the sexual harassment charged against him. The timing is just so wrong. I believe the Democrats are behind this. They will do anything to keep a good candidate from winning a senate seat. I hope all this abuse of Pres Trump comes to an end and he can go to work "Making America Better Again." Our America has become so immoral. My family (all 38 of us) hold onto our Biblical truths. Dear God, grant Pres Trump wisdom, courage and knowledge so he can accomplish his agenda. He truly cares about WE the people.

  • Alice

    11/16/2017 09:06 AM

    Thank you for always bringing us the truth about our important matters.

  • Lucy Spencer

    11/16/2017 09:01 AM

    I have my doubts about our Justice Department. Jeff Sessions doesn't seem to have a handle on anything and is content to sit back and let the Obama holdovers take over. Goodness, there was Lois Lerner, Rahm Emmanuel, etc., etc. that could be investigated, not to mention the Clintons and Obama himself. Doesn't look like Mr. Sessions has the backbone to do his job.

  • Kat Radkins

    11/16/2017 08:24 AM

    You have hit the nail on the head. Good piece and spot on. That's what I like about you Gov. Huckabee, you tell it like it is and don't sugar coat anything. Thank you for being a loud voice. Especially for conservative Christians such as myself.

  • Michael Egbert

    11/16/2017 08:05 AM

    I would hope their "reign of terror" would be coming to an end...its about time. The lies, corruption, criminal behavior (those pesky rumors that won't go away about their enemies meeting a mysterious demise) and how everyone is either terrified to stop them or plain look the other way...that has all GOT to end. They're no better than a tyrant or dictator...

  • Vfiore

    11/16/2017 06:57 AM

    Can we just get on with making this country better for ALL citizens? If you are going after the Clintons, then go after Hitlary also as she received money for political favors all around the world, the private server, Benghazi, Whitewater (dead body in the trunk) and all of Hound Dog Bill's sexual conquests...do a really great smear, some jail time and let's get past this....WE THE PEOPLE are tired of the SWAMP not tending it's flock.

  • Susie Johnson

    11/16/2017 05:28 AM

    What ever happened to innocent until, or unless proven guilty. It seems the whole people are convicting the judge before hearing ALL about the charges. Something seems very fishy. You know, Governor, America is little by little falling apart. God has been relegated to the rear of the line these days. If we, as a people of Judeo- Christian principles banded together to pray together, we could turn the country back to the Founding Fathers ideals. You are a minister. Could you lead us back to the front of the line? Please consider it.
    Thank you,and God bless you, and your work, and Sarah too.
    Susie Johnson

  • John Burke

    11/16/2017 04:35 AM

    Mike
    I think you’re right about the Clintons, I am amazed how long they have gotten away with their criminal activity. There was a VHS Tape circulating through churches in the Cape Girardeau area back in the 1980’s that exposed Bill & Hillary’s questionable activity. My parents attended a Baptist Church in East Cape Girardeau & gave it to me, pretty sobering indeed. I have never trusted them or voted for either of them. The sexual accusations are just a small tip of the criminal iceberg that is bobbing above the surface.
    I always enjoy reading your columns keep the updates coming, hope you get elected president some day. I love what President Trump is doing, he is a good man and a fighter. Thanks John Burke

  • Catherin

    11/16/2017 01:38 AM

    I absolutely agree on everything except that Clinton's are inverse of being held accountable...that will never happen...any more than media will ever admit or be held accountable for "taking down" Nixon...