August 17, 2017


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Today's Commentary:  Giving a mouse a megaphone doesn’t turn it into an elephant -- A new poll -- Shovel-ready jobs-- State department truth-- Health update on pastor held by N. Koreans  -- News Bits 


Excellent column by Glenn Reynolds, a throwback to 2015. The 24-hour news channels are currently having a feeding frenzy over Charlottesville, and trying to convince us that the KKK and Nazisim are “on the rise” in America. They aren’t. They’re a tiny handful of racist idiots being blown up to look big and scary by a billion dollars’ worth of free publicity from the likes of CNN, MSNBC, et al. But giving a mouse a megaphone doesn’t turn it into an elephant.

Meanwhile, this column reminds us that outside the liberal echo chamber, where everything is a CRISIS, and the world is always ending, and Trump is Hitler and America is always the bad guy, there is a gigantic nation filled with hundreds of millions of people, the vast, vast majority of whom are good, decent, kind, non-racists who care about their neighbors regardless of their race or religion.

These media elites seriously believe Trump won by appealing to the ugly racist beliefs of the uncivilized deplorables. He actually won by telling working class voters that he cared that they were being ignored and slandered, and were struggling to feed their families because their jobs were being deported. Democrats think they’re going to win that vote back bigly in 2018. If so, then throwing a 24/7 media tirade, doubling down on the slander that white working class voters are secretly a bunch of evil racist Nazi and Klan sympathizers doesn’t seem like the best campaign strategy.



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A new poll

By Mike Huckabee

Depending on which poll you listen to, President Trump’s approval is either rising or plummeting. The latest poll, by Monmouth University, finished up after two weeks of savage attacks on him for his method of dealing with North Korea (did I mention that Kim Jong Un stood down?) and his insistence that there was blame on both sides for the violence in Charlottesville. This poll shows (surprise) his approval inching up slightly, to 41%. That’s low, but still more than double Congress’ approval rating of 18%. Even more interesting, both Trump’s supporters and his detractors seem to be set in cement: large majorities of both say they can’t imagine him doing anything to change their opinion of him. Which could be seen as remarkably freeing: imagine a politician who can say or do whatever he really wants to without regard for how it will affect his poll numbers. Actually, that sounds like Trump since day one.


Shovel-ready jobs

By Mike Huckabee

This was ostensibly the reason for that wild Trump press conference: an executive order to speed up the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure, which involves cutting back Obama-era environmental and climate-change regulations that made it very hard to build anything. Ironically, Obama himself came into office with a nearly trillion-dollar stimulus bill that he promised would create “shovel-ready jobs,” only to find that there were so many regulations to meet, it took 20 years just to get permission to buy the shovel. He later admitted that there were no shovel-ready jobs. But he did proceed to shovel on a lot more regulations that made the situation even worse.------------------------------

State department truth

By Mike Huckabee

Every year, the State Department produces its International Religious Freedom Report, examining the persecution that people of various faiths and religious groups face in 199 countries. This year, the word “genocide” figures prominently, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson specifically citing horrors committed by ISIS (against almost everybody who isn’t in ISIS), North Korea, and a particularly egregious act against a Christian pastor and his wife perpetrated by the Communist Party in China.  Thank you for telling America and the world the truth.



Health update on pastor held by N. Koreans

By Mike Huckabee

Here’s some refreshingly good news: We have an update on the health of Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim since he returned home from his time in a North Korean labor camp. Considering the tragic fate of student Otto Warmbier when he “came home,” no one could predict what condition Lim would be in after two years in prison. But according to his son, James Lim, he appears to be in good shape, considering what he’s been through.

In fact, the first thing he decided to do on the trip home from the airport was to stop at Tim Horton’s coffee chain for coffee and a donut. Those donuts must really be good, because after spending two years digging holes in frozen ground, I might not want to see another another hole.


News Bits

When the people have lost their way and are wandering through the desert, is it right simply to blame “Moses”? This thoughtful group of black leaders says no.



Trump said George Washington would be next: Outrageous!! And here we go:



How do you feel when an angry mob destroys U.S. history? If you're like me, it goes straight to the heart. Kind of like this...



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  • Sandy Sullins

    08/17/2017 02:18 PM

    All of the hate speak within our nation today I can only pray that we heal and come together as a nation. Ephesians: 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

  • Judi Duffy

    08/17/2017 12:45 PM

    Gov. Mike, is there any way to shout to this nation that these bullying few are holding us all hostage? There's got to be a way to shut down this childish tantrum-like activity!