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Today's Commentary ---  President Trump's Speech Tonight  -- The real reason Northam needs to go -- Typhus comes to California -- Follow-up: Readers want more details on Sen. McConnell and border wall vote --- The Washington  Post Super Bowl Ad -- Two types of socialists -- Racist "Mary Poppins" -- Soaking the rich  -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

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Tonight, President Trump will go to the House of Representatives (his invitation got delayed in the mail by a week) to give his State of the Union Address. Advance word is that he will attempt to reach out to work with Democrats, which is no surprise since one of the major reasons he was elected was his reputation as a deal-maker. But voters didn’t reckon on just how around-the-bend nutzo his opponents would be.

They were so furious at losing an election they thought they had in the bag – and to that vulgarian Donald Trump, no less! – that they determined that they would “resist” everything he tried to do, even if it was necessary or beneficial to America, or something they had previously supported.

Mike Huckabee


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The real reason Northam needs to go

By Mike Huckabee

At this writing (late Monday night), Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is still clinging to office (he reportedly doesn’t want to leave when people think he’s a racist, a ship that’s likely sailed by now.)  I still contend that whether he is or isn’t in that racist yearbook photo, the real reason he’s not fit for office is being obscured: his comments defending not just late-term abortion but post-birth baby murdering. 

For those who think I’m too diplomatic, here’s a very blunt piece by Charles Hurt at the Washington Times, on how Northam’s shocking comments ripped the mask of euphemisms off the Democratic Party’s “pro-choice/pro-woman” subterfuge to reveal that they have morphed into “the Party of Killing Children.”

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Typhus comes to California

By Mike Huckabee 

Sen. Kamala Harris, the current Democratic presidential favorite among people who would like a lot of expensive stuff for free, branded the idea of a wall to protect the US border as “medieval.” Ironically, what's genuinely medieval is that back in her home state of California, the uncontrolled homeless problem in Los Angeles has led to widespread filth, feces and fleas and brought back the spread of typhus, a potentially deadly medieval disease.

Official estimates are that there are up to 60,000 homeless people in L.A., living in at least 222 encampments, including one right by City Hall. Skid Row is now known as the “Typhus Zone.” One city worker who contracted the painful disease said, “Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash.”

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Follow-up: Readers want more details on Sen. McConnell and border wall vote

By Mike Huckabee

My answer to a reader’s frustration with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over wall funding brought in a ton of response. Here’s just one example:

From Jim:

I enjoyed reading your response to Tom about why Sen. Mitch McConnell did not bring the vote regarding wall funding to the Senate floor before Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats took over the House. My question to you, though, is why didn’t Sen. McConnell go nuclear and put the vote on the Senate floor and only require a simple majority to pass the legislation that the House Republicans passed in December? If I remember correctly, the House bill had the wall funding that President Trump requested.

From me:

Thanks, Jim, for this excellent question. Let me first say that my original answer was meant as an explanation, not an excuse, for Republican inaction. Republicans have definitely got to start rowing in the same direction if they’re going to accomplish anything on Trump’s agenda. The main point of my answer was that if we don’t like the job our Republican officeholders are doing, particularly in the more moderately-red states, we’re going to have to get more involved at the grass-roots level to find more conservative candidates and get them elected. Maybe even run for office ourselves. (Hey, been there, done that! Now it’s your turn.)

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The Washington Post Super Bowl Ad

By Mike Huckabee

I wrote earlier about some Super Bowl ads I liked.  You’ll notice I didn’t mention this one from the Washington Post.

https://youtu.be/ZDjfg8YlKHc

That’s because my opinion is divided on this one.  I agree with the general thrust.  There are many good, professional people working in journalism, who often risk their lives to bring us the story.  As this ad reminds us, some go to places where they lose their lives (Friday was the 16th anniversary of the execution by beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl by terrorists in Pakistan.)  These people do perform a vital public service, and they deserve our respect.

On the other hand, the ad is annoyingly self-aggrandizing, particularly given WaPo’s recent track record for inaccuracy and bias. If “Democracy Dies In Darkness,” then journalism sickens when it’s soaked with sanctimonious self-righteousness.  I won’t even go into the choice of Ahmad Khashoggi to represent journalists killed in the pursuit of truth and free speech. 

But what about the fact that a 30-second Super Bowl ad cost $5.25 million to air, this one ran twice that long, and the very reporters that it was meant to honor are complaining about the Post freezing their pensions and squeezing them on salaries and benefits.  In a time when hundreds of online journalism jobs are being slashed, a number of angry reporters complained that for $5.25 million, the Post could’ve hired 10 journalists at $50,000 a year for ten years (or, I assume, for 20 years for the cost of a 60-second Super Bowl ad.) 

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/03/super-bowl-washington-post-union/

I apologize to WaPo for bringing up all these unpleasant facts about their ad, but, hey, it’s news.  If I don’t tell everyone about it, democracy might die in the dark. 

Here are some more interesting reactions to that ad…

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/320695/

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Two types of socialists

By Mike Huckabee

Stephen Green at PJ Media looks at the same terrifying poll I wrote about earlier, (see my comments below) showing big majorities of Americans have been duped into thinking that 70%-plus tax rates on “the rich” are a peachy idea.  Green makes most of the same points I did, but a few others besides.  I particularly like his point that socialists fall into two categories: the Elites, who grow rich and powerful through government power and cronyism, and the Dupes, who get just enough free stuff to keep them voting for the Elites while wondering why they can never get ahead.

He also adds the important point that when they talk about how America once prospered with high marginal tax rates (which nobody really paid), they never mention that America at that time was also the only major post-World War II industrial power, so than impediment wasn’t fatal.  That started to end in the ‘70s, but the Reagan tax cuts and code simplification saved the US economy.  The current gaggle of “Democratic” Socialist know-nothings want to “turn back the clock” to the system that was failing by the ‘70s, only this time in a world with much stronger competitors on all sides.  Like voting for any of the announced Democratic Presidential candidates, it’s a recipe for economic disaster.   

https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/politico-soak-the-rich-resonates-with-majority-of-americans/

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Racist "Mary Poppins"

By Mike Huckabee

Since the Governor of Virginia has once again stirred up a debate over wearing blackface makeup – particularly during earlier decades when it wasn’t as verboten as it is now – is there anything about this subject that all people of sound mind and good will can agree on?  I’d like to think that we can all agree that a Harvard professor’s claim that “Mary Poppins” is racist because Mary had black soot on her face after dancing with a bunch of chimney sweeps who pop up out of coal dust-filled chimneys is possibly the stupidest thing ever to appear in the New York Times opinion pages, and that would have to supercalifragilisticexpialidociously stupid. 

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/us-academic-sparks-mary-poppins-blackface-row-a4056126.html

The professor claims he got about a zillion “hate messages” from the alt-right over this.  I don’t condone hate messages in any form, but I have to question whether someone who looks at Mary Poppins and seeks a “parody of black menace” has the discernment to tell a “hate message” from a well-deserved raspberry, and the wisdom to realize that you don’t have to be an “alt-right” white supremacist to call something moronic when it’s plainly moronic.

This is a perfect example of George Orwell’s dictum that some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them.  As proof, note that the only person the linked article quotes who took it seriously is a writer for the New Yorker. 

Believe it or not, there is another story in the news relating to a picture with blackface that’s actually soot on the faces of coal workers, and a liberal elitist searching for something to be offended about who took it out of context and wants it censored.  I miss the days when stories about intellectual ideas this dumb came no more often than once a week.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-privileged-elitist-who-saw-blackface-not-black-lung/

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Soaking the rich

By Mike Huckabee

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that years of indoctrination into class envy, revisionist history and numbskull economics have had their desired effect: a large majority of Americans are now all on board with the Democrats’ calls for soaking the rich with tax rates of 70% and up.

Of course, all this is predicated on things they haven’t been told.  For instance, how such tax rates burden economic growth, kill job creation and drive investment capital overseas and into tax shelters, harming everyone (the argument that we had such rates before and it didn't hurt is specious; we also had different tax rules and nobody paid anywhere near that percentage.)  Or the fact that even the “rich” don’t have nearly enough money to pay for all the pie-in-the-sky freebies that liberals are promising even if you taxed them at 100%, so the definition of “rich” will soon expand to include them.  It’s always very tempting to take something when someone else is paying for it, but you think a lot harder when you know you’ll be getting the bill yourself.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/04/democrats-taxes-economy-policy-2020-1144874

And while I know there’s no more exciting way to kick off your week than with a brisk discussion of tax law, since so many people seem to be enamored of the “tax the rich” cries of far-left Presidential hopefuls like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, you might be interested in what this professor emeritus of law at Case Western Reserve University has to say about why her “wealth tax” would be nearly impossible to collect and probably unconstitutional.   

https://www.city-journal.org/elizabeth-warren-wealth-tax

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Evening Edition - February 4

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!

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Daily Verse (KJV)

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 
and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
In all thy ways acknowledge him, 
and he shall direct thy paths."

– Proverbs 3:5-6

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  • leemarZarr

    02/07/2019 08:54 AM

    Part 2 full disclosure: Did I forget to mention ALL my businesses partners (7), are black/minorities and live in several states and different parts of the world. I am the only white person in the bunch and I was born and raised in Arkansas. As I said some of my best friends were/are black/minorities. When we take pictures we all said it looks like an Oreo cookie (if that offends anyone TUFF get over yourself)! Do you know what made and makes us different...we respect our differences/disagreements and allow our differences/disagreements to give our black/white/minority lives meaning regardless of the stresses we each have to try to live/survive under.

  • JAMES ALLEN WYATT, JR.

    02/05/2019 12:24 PM

    https://welovetrump.com/2019/02/02/the-constitutional-basis-for-impeaching-nancy-pelosi/?fbclid=IwAR1pTRo-ixKdu1521fIXFZCIDAV4PguW7Inv9faspmgXKOZKcEyDoMH5phU

    Impeach Nancy Pelosi

    On what grounds could she possibly be impeached? I don’t want to mimic what the Dems are doing regarding impeaching Trump. He has not committed an impeachable offense, but neither has she, to my knowledge. As much as I would absolutely like her out of office, I don’t think Republicans should be doing this.

    It was a GREAT question from Peter and an even better point he was raising -- so we wanted to take the time to answer it.

    So, is there a basis to remove Pelosi and any other "open borders politician"?

    I believe there is, and it's actually quite sound. And simple!

    According to House.gov, every Member of the Senate and House of Representatives must take the following Oath of Office:

    “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
    —U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3

    OBSERVATIONS:
    Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Booker, Waters, and the multitude of others of their ilk, a most obvious example being the Clintons, the Obamas, the Mueller carter, etc., and they who are of ‘like kind’ they who do evil as natural as breathing.
    Getting between hogs, especially wild hogs, and their feed source is dangerous and that holds equally true with her and her kind; and her and their greed; all challenges of their source of power, and corruption 'gravy train' money sources most certainly will be met with equally evil counter attacks; bearing in mind that those who commit evil do evil as naturally as they draw breaths and with their lifetime of constant evil with no punishment; they consider themselves above both the laws that may have been involved in creating and most certainly the Law of Our Jehovah God; they serving only Lucifer who is, in fact, their only god other than ‘self’.

  • leemarZarr

    02/05/2019 11:59 AM

    Full disclosure...I have 4 college degrees (finished Computer Robotics in one year on Dean's list--in CA). However, I tell people with those 4 degrees and a $1.98 plus tax I can get a pot of coffee (free refills), at a lot of restaurants. Also when I was younger a very good friend of mine who was black "whitened his face" and wore my clothes (including the thick rimmed black "nerdy" glasses), my corduroy tan pants, a Checkered red/gray plaid shirt with a pocket protector with 8 pencils in it. I blacken my face and wore his clothes and a "kinky wig" to look like him. We went Halloweening as each other. However, listening to all these "psycho-intellectuals" professors, poly-tick-shuns etc., makes me very glad I have just enough intelligence not to ever run for office...a smidgen of integrity was also a major disqualifier, too.