I'm Dreaming Of A Polite Christmas

November 29, 2017

Tis the season to act rudely!

Miss Manners would kindly advise CNN that they’re doing it all wrong when it comes to the matter of the White House Christmas party. If they really can’t stand the thought of sipping eggnog with the President, Melania and the White House staff, they should compose a nicely-worded RSVP and politely decline. (Note: it is never acceptable to send one’s regrets in the form of a tweet.) They don’t need to worry about disappointing anyone by their absence; on the contrary, President Trump will be delighted not to see them. And no explanation is necessary; the reporters at CNN may simply say it’s “due to a previous engagement,” even if that engagement turns out to be nothing more momentous than hoisting Long Island iced teas with similarly-minded colleagues at their favorite watering hole.

One caution: in the current atmosphere, media colleagues had better not have so many Long Island iced teas that they lose their inhibitions and end up getting fired from their network for behavior they don’t even remember.


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Alternately, the invitees may choose to say there’s been a death. Arguably, there really has been a death --- of journalism.

It should be mentioned that Miss Manners has almost certainly thrown up her hands at the President’s behavior as well. A good host doesn’t publicly refer to his invitees as “dishonest,” “corrupt” or “bad,” even if they clearly are. If his opinion of them is that low, there’s really only one polite way to handle the situation.

Don’t invite them in the first place. Falalalala.

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  • Craig Buehlmaier

    12/05/2017 03:46 PM

    Regarding the actions of these Federalist Judges: I believe it's past time for SCOTUS to find such actions/decisions in violation of the Constitution, in their attempts to emasculate the Chief Executive, and the authorities as provided for the office by our Founders. We need a crime defined as "Unauthorized Judicial Interference", which would result in immediate disbarment, with possible criminal penalty for Treasonous interference with the safety and benefit of "We the People".

  • Connie L. Bickel

    12/02/2017 07:58 PM

    Thanks, Mike. Your ideas are parallel to mine.

  • Terry L. Middleton Sr.

    12/02/2017 12:52 PM

    I don't follow much of the social reports surrounding the President's wife and daughter, nor any of the other stuff that the liberal news has been handing out; in fact, I don't feel I can follow any news at all when I don't know if I'm reading "fake news", or biased news that isn't really news at all, just an editorial that is called news. So, whatever CNN or any of the rest of them have anything to say about the Presidential Christmas party, I simply don't pay any attention.
    I hunger for news that is news. What we came to expect when I was a young man--an honest report of the who, what, when, where, and how of any given situation. Newspapers and broadcast media formerly were censored for dishonest reporting and had to pay a healthy penalty for breaking that code. I'm afraid there is no longer a code of ethics with any of the so-called news agencies. Since I can no longer trust any of them, I no longer listen to any of them; however, this leaves me feeling ignorant of what is going on around me, in the world and in my country.
    Could you advise me of a news source that you trust. I clearly trust you as I voted for you for President of our United States.
    I really miss your daily radio program. Is there a program on radio or the internet that I can listen to on a regular basis?
    Thank you sir and God bless.
    Terry

  • John carroll nations

    12/01/2017 04:01 PM

    Thanks for your insights! I’m a Baptist pastor in Hope AR and I appreciate your biblical stand on the social issues of our day. God bless you and your family!

  • Patricia Cunningham

    12/01/2017 08:59 AM

    I am not a Robot but have written two comments and they Disappear! ???? Love your Newsletter! Our Amazing POTUS is so Blessed to have you and Sarah in his corner! God Bless you and your family! Much love and many prayers??????????

  • Patricia Cunningham

    12/01/2017 08:58 AM

    I am not a Robot but have written two comments and they Disappear! ???? Love your Newsletter! Our Amazing POTUS is so Blessed to have you and Sarah in his corner! God Bless you and your family! Much love and many prayers??????????

  • Patricia Cunningham

    12/01/2017 08:55 AM

    I am not a Robot but have written two comments and they Disappear! ???? Love your Newsletter! Our Amazing POTUS is so Blessed to have you and Sarah in his corner! God Bless you and your family! Much love and many prayers??????????

  • Lauri Norris

    12/01/2017 08:17 AM

    I love your commentaries, they are a breath of fresh air in the days of angry, biased journalism.
    I agree that he shouldn’t invite them, but then they’d have something to say about that as well. The fact that they “hate” his tweeting, and they chose to tweet their response, is just another example of their hypocrisy!
    Love your daughter! She is also a breath of fresh air!

  • Alice

    12/01/2017 06:37 AM

    As always you are as wise as a fox. Again thanks for being there for all of us.

  • Dawn Street

    12/01/2017 12:25 AM

    I agree with you. A polite note would have been appropriate. Who declines or accepts an invitation by tweeting!?

  • Linda Hosse

    11/30/2017 10:18 PM

    I can always count on Governor Huckabee for a chuckle ;-p Thanks!

  • Betty Helland

    11/30/2017 09:30 PM

    Well said!!
    Still laughing!!

  • Donald Trump

    11/30/2017 08:23 PM

    CNN should not be blamed for telling the truth.

  • Betty L. Kirby

    11/30/2017 08:15 PM

    I never cease to be amazed at the deep well of your humor. Who do I enjoy more than Mr. Mike Huckabee? No one. Please consider being on the TV every evening. If you add Sara and your lovely wife, Janet, that will be great. We can enjoy the whole family--even the grandchildren, in-laws and out-laws. Blessings to you !!!

  • Janet Nye

    11/30/2017 06:46 PM

    Loved your daughter's response to this! She does such a good job, and know how proud you are of her!

  • LaRose Tapley

    11/30/2017 06:37 PM

    As crude and uncouth as he is, our President seems to have done wonders shaking the tree. He was elected with everyone knowing he had a "tweeting" addiction and honestly, I think he's used it to his advantage. Some have been very childish and tacky, but he is what he is. Now if some women come out of the woodwork about him making unwanted advances, he's gonna be in real trouble. I sure hope that doesn't happen. He's crude, but I still would rather have him than Hillary any day.

  • Arlene Hoffman

    11/30/2017 04:19 PM

    Trouble is, if they weren't invited - they'd twist that around, too. But no one will miss them at the party, for sure!

  • Linda DuBose

    11/30/2017 02:51 PM

    I agree. Should not have invited CNN. That only gave them the opportunity to insult the President again. But it's good they will not be there. They would only look for things to criticize. The are mannerless nitpickers! Melania's dress would probably be the wrong shade of red and Trump might disgustingly have TWO cups of punch! With such outrageous presidential shortcomings, CNN would be duty bound to spend a week or two discussing it on TV. Bah humbug, CNN!

  • Susan Shores

    11/30/2017 02:42 PM

    I agree with your comments and really enjoy your receiving them. At least we know you are honest and truthful.
    Love Sarah. Top notch lady. Sarah must have wonderful parents!

  • NAncy (NAN) Isaacson

    11/30/2017 02:34 PM

    You are right about name calling, Our President needs to speak less, speak softly and not offend. However, his Federal bureaus are afraid of a man they can't control. I hope he invites George Soros and then gives him the gift of permanent deportation! That man is paying for much of the havoc going on in our country. He needs better military advisors....and he needs to prayfully decide what to do about N. Korea. To end that dictatorship would free millions of trodden, starving and abused citizens. Please give him the book, THE DEEPER STATE, by Lt. Col Robert McGinnis, and tell him to invite retired General Boykin (sp?) to his Christmas Party. Actually, if he would invite the guests that Jim Bakker had on his show, they would all come and have much good words to offer. DO NOT INVITE JIM BAKKER, HE IS NARCISSISTIC BEYOND BELIEF. His guests are awesome, however, Joel Richardson, Rabbi Cahn, and many others would be a blessing to them. The owner of Nutri Systems has done volumes of aid in Haiti, and should be honoured for that. Please have Sarah give him this list plus Dr. Colbert & wife Mary. Please give him this guest list and they will have a marvelous turn out. Add Senators Cruz and Rand Paul, Graham, Grassley, Bingaman, Rep. Cotton, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Huckabee, where you give him a copy of YOUR tax plan, and tell him to pass that one and American will vote him in for another term. The President should send personal invitations to the very conservative reps, and ignore the others, then ask each one to bring a suggestion in writing and then he should listen to them. Talk with them about term limits. PTL, THE SWAMP IS BEING DRAINED. Please add David Barton and have him bring his plan for education. Ms DeVos too, but she needs to be replaced and the Dept. of Education abolished. We need only a Federal Standard for graduation. I can write it if you cannot. Press into this, Mike, we need to save our country. Amen and God Bless you for standing firm and speaking truth on your program. Love and gratitude. N I.

  • Rodney Burke

    11/30/2017 01:40 PM

    CNN is so disgustingly biased and stupid with their arrogance about their reporting it is tragic. i am still asking "if anyone at CNN is in their right mind?" And that goes for Joyce Reid at MSNBC. think that's her name. CNN apparently takes pride in alienating themselves from the WH by such stupid people as Jim Acosta. They do NOT deserve to be at the WH where they despise the whole house and make no pretext to hide it.

  • Margaret Kost

    11/30/2017 01:15 PM

    Governor, you have the right of it. They are behaving badly, like immature children and may I say many kindergarteners have better manners and journalism is just about dead.
    This is the season to rejoice in Jesus. God the Son, came to give each man inner peace and extend that peace out to everyone.
    God bless you, Governor Huckebee, your wonderful daughter, Sarah and your entire family and may you all have a very Merry Christmas!

  • Dot whitley

    11/30/2017 12:46 PM

    I would just like to say how much I love the beautiful way Mrs. Trump decorated the White House for Christmas. I never in a million years would have thought to do it that way. I don't care if nobody attends their parties, just never let it be forgotten that we have seen the most beautiful decorated White House ever. I wish there was a way for us to see it daily for as long as it last.
    May the Lord bless her, and the whole family with a wonderful Christmas .

  • Patricia A. McMahon

    11/30/2017 12:36 PM

    Now, that's really funny. Very true; but still funny.

  • Jed Farmer

    11/30/2017 12:07 PM

    Hello Mike, I think you are a little off on this one. I love hearing my president spread the truth about these so called media people. It would have been much worse if they were not invited, we would have had to listen to them make fake news out of it till at least march of next year and maybe beyond. Our great president is just calling it like it is. Too bad they cant handle reality. Another thing just for fun , Blue Lives Matter and White Lives Matter, in fact All Lives Matter.

  • Joe Belkin

    11/30/2017 12:00 PM

    As always, your commentary is on target. What's unfortunate is the worker bees (technicians, producers, etc.) who the First Family was gracious to invite, will not be allowed to attend because Senior Management made this decision.

    I wonder what Bernard Shaw and some of the classy journalists who were at CNN in their early years think of the network now.

  • Gail Owings

    11/30/2017 11:53 AM

    Thank you for finding something funny about our political mess. You manage to get your point across with humor and facts. Keep it up!

  • DONNA SIMMONS

    11/30/2017 11:49 AM

    Dear Mr Huckabee, I am quite disturbed by our governments to say the least. Have you read the book Raising A Jihadi Generation, Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America by John Guandolo, if not, Please Do So. A program on Sonlifenetwork is Francis & Friends had him on mon or tues this week & the info is terrifying, archives are sometimes available. WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THIS !!!!!!!!

  • Valerie Tarantolo

    11/30/2017 11:47 AM

    You should know the people at CNN have the manners of a pig, the. Integrity of a louse and the honesty of a flea and the intelligence of a brick!!!

  • Wendell Dean Rose

    11/30/2017 11:30 AM

    Brother Mike:

    As usual your comments are right on.

    The only problem I see with our POTUS is that he will not get off of twitter.
    Forget the side channel remarks and get on wioth business at hand.

    Thank you Pastor Wendell Dean Rose
    Decatur, IL

    P.S. You should live in Illinois and see the Horrible Chicagoi controlled politics that effect the rest of the state.

  • Anna Lamb

    11/30/2017 11:22 AM

    Excellent!!!!

  • Lynn Jonas

    11/30/2017 11:20 AM

    We are so tired of all the nastiness going on. We wish President Trump would stop tweeting anything...just do the job he signed up for and to heck with comments. His advisers are surely leading him in the correct direction.

  • Richard Terry Atcock

    11/30/2017 11:03 AM

    Twitter is like being in Jr. High School; it is it’s own special sort of hell. (By the way, I am friends with Michael Haynes. Had him speak at the church I pastored some 30+ years ago. He told me the story of your retrieval of sermons and files and books from a dumpster!)

  • Debra Black

    11/30/2017 10:58 AM

    No love lost there. CNN shows no class or dignity towards our President. They don't need to attend.

  • Penny

    11/30/2017 10:29 AM

    Hi Mike, Thank you for always hitting the nail on the head with your very humorous comments! There is so much junk out there to read, you always keep things civil yet truthful! President Trump is doing a great job, but he could take a few lessons from you on how to “tell it like it is” without whining, belittling or acting like a child!
    P.S. I enjoyed meeting you at Rob McCoy’s celebration!

  • Ron Carmony

    11/30/2017 10:22 AM

    Nothing the lame stream media does surprises me any more and it's exacerbated by a president who is brutally honest and beats them at their own game -- which infuriates them even more. We are in perilous times, for sure.

  • Joanne Saucedo

    11/30/2017 10:06 AM

    Thank you, Mike, for telling it like it is. It seems to me that politeness has just gone out the window these days. We would do well to remember that when we interact with one another, we are interacting with Jesus.

  • Debbie Tuttle

    11/30/2017 10:03 AM

    Hopefully it will be a Merry and Bright little gathering will all in good cheer and no scrooge's lurking about. Blessings to all and may this warring of words come to an end.

  • Gary Reese

    11/30/2017 09:46 AM

    With swamp creatures on both sides of the aisle, and Democrats only obstructing, how can we pass legislation? I was so against Executive Orders from the previous administration, however I think a lot has been done by Trump to undo many of them. Why can't we get to a truly representative government that wants the best for we the people? Stop the slush funds. Continue to cut spending where it is not producing effective results. Thanks for your good nature and genuine concern.

  • Gretchen Smith

    11/30/2017 09:46 AM

    Who needs CNN they are wet blankets. The White House looks so elegant, Melania has such wonderful taste.

  • Joyce Jenkins

    11/30/2017 09:32 AM

    I don't think this President and his wife could do anything right in the eyes of the leftist media. But why president Trump has to tweet anything about it, is something I would prefer he didn't do. But I'm glad he's our president.

  • Linda Green

    11/30/2017 09:30 AM

    I'm sure Miss Manners has withdrawn from society and is in seclusion on an uncharted island. It was a necessary move in the face of the total lack of civility in our country--after all, Miss Manners doesn't want to "lose it" and tell people what she REALLY thinks!

  • Grace Handlen

    11/30/2017 09:25 AM

    I voted for our President because I felt we needed to have a fiscally responsible adult with traditional values running our country and bringing it back to center. I read comments from both sides of the aisle and I just wish I could look some people in the eye, shake them a little and ask what craziness overtook them and when did it happen? We are all better than this and our behavior should reflect. We live in a great country and we owe it to ourselves, each other, and to all the men and women who fought and died to protect it, to rise and behave with a little respect and dignity. We can disagree without resorting to becoming ill tempered children scrabbling in the dirt in the schoolyard. I appreciate and applaud our President and his ability (most of the time) to remain the adult when surrounded by the angry hoards of spoiled brats who didn’t get their way. We MUST restore decency, respect and personal responsibility in our country or we will continue this downhill, dirty slide into nothingness. Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for a bright and beautiful 2018.

  • Amy D. Bell

    11/30/2017 09:06 AM

    Hi Mike---
    Just wanted you to know that I watch your show on TBN--"Huckabee"---and that I enjoy reading your newsletters. I appreciate your conservative Christian tone and hope that you will RE-consider running for president in 2020.

    Just sign me----- a fan,

  • Jeanne Gossett Halsey

    11/30/2017 09:04 AM

    Luke 14:23. If I received an invitation from the White House, I would go. Have a blessed Christmas season, Mike!

  • Thomas Neviaser

    11/30/2017 08:57 AM

    Merry Christmas, Mike. Why is CNN still on the air? They are, without a doubt, the worst of all outlets, being overtly derelict in everything journalism has to offer. Who funds this clown horror show?

  • Pauline Kobleur

    11/30/2017 01:55 AM

    No one enjoys having Grinch putting the damper on the party. Merry Christmas!