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Today's Commentary ---  Trump's YUUUUGE Speech  -- Trump is right: investigation needs to end now -- The Virginia Lt. Governor story -- 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" -- "Fake Good News"  -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

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Last night, President Trump spoke for 82 minutes, giving the longest State of the Union Address since Bill Clinton in 2000. But unlike Clinton's, which was 89 minutes and felt like 890, Trump's SOTU sure didn't feel that long. Unless your knees were giving out from giving him standing ovations.

Trump’s speech was strong, clear and masterful. The guests, who included D-Day heroes, Holocaust survivors, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, parents of people slain by criminal illegal aliens, and (take that, Democrats) a heroic ICE agent, were incredibly inspiring.

Mike Huckabee


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Trump is right: investigation needs to end now

By Mike Huckabee

“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States, and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations. If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation.”

So said President Trump in his magnificent State Of The Union Address Tuesday night. And after two years of partisan warfare and an investigation that we now know was based on an “insurance policy” created within the FBI and based on a politically-motivated piece of fiction, we can say that he’s right.

Democrats wasted no time, though, in comparing this address to President Nixon’s SOTU in 1974, in which Nixon called for an end to the Watergate investigation.

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The Virginia Lt. Governor story

By Mike Huckabee 

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s odds of replacing the odious Gov. Ralph Northam seem to be dropping as his defense against a 2004 sexual assault allegation is being called into question – not by Republicans but by the Washington Post.

He used WaPo’s decision not to cover the story previously to claim that the paper found inconsistencies and “red flags” in the woman’s story.  But WaPo says that’s not what they said.  They found that Fairfax and his accuser told different stories (he said it was consensual, she says she was physically forced), but they found no corroborating evidence or witnesses to disprove or support either version. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/virginia-lt-gov-s-story-already-falling-apart-wapo-calls-pivotal-lie-metoo-defense/

So it’s still “he said, she said,” but they found nothing suspicious about what she said.  Only now, he’s been accused of lying about what the Washington Post said about the incident, which doesn’t look good when being the more believable person is his chief defense.  He still deserves the presumption of innocence, but his ground just got shakier. And this development isn’t going to make his case any easier either:

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/lt-gov-s-worst-fears-come-true-accuser-brings-christine-fords-legal-team-report/

I know what you’re thinking, but sorry: the next in line for Governor is Attorney General Mark Herring, and he’s a Democrat, too.  On the other hand, he is a Democrat, too, so this may not be the end of it. 

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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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"Fake Good News"

By Mike Huckabee

I’m glad to hear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a favorite Bible verse that she quotes “all the time.”  I’d be even gladder if it were actually in the Bible.  She said, “I know it’s in there someplace, it’s supposed to be in Isaiah.”  She says that “in some words or another” (her grasp of the meaning of the word “quote” is also tenuous), it says that “to administer to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship.  To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.”

I’ve spent quite a bit of my life studying the Bible, and I have to confess, I’m baffled as to how I missed that.  I suspect that it’s the Biblical version of “fake news.” Call it “fake Good News.” 

Even if it is fictional, though, I’m happy to hear that she believes that we dishonor God when we refuse to administer to the needs of God’s creations.  Since babies are unquestionably one of God’s greatest creations, I assume this means she will support a bill to ban late-term abortions and not providing medical care to babies born alive during abortion procedures. 

If she doesn’t, then I’ll have to assume that she is, as it says somewhere in Deuteronomy, a “liar, liar, pants on fire.” 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/speaker-pelosi-called-out-for-repeatedly-using-fake-bible-verse

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Evening Edition - February 5

By Mike Huckabee

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

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Daily Verse (KJV)

"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."

– Romans 15:13

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  • Mary F Tomlin

    02/06/2019 03:09 PM

    I loved your quote from Deuteronomy.
    I also agree with you that anyone who thinks we should take care of God's creation should certainly include unborn babies.
    Planned Parenthood should be required to present adoption as an option for an unwanted pregnancy.

  • CARMEN PRICE

    02/06/2019 12:57 PM

    Governor Huckabee:
    Loved the speech President Trump gave last night, his best ever. Just hope the American public watching noticed that the dumbos did not
    show him respect by not standing or applaud while the Republicans went wild, the sad expressions on their faces said it all. I loved some of his comments, especially those directed to the "ladies in white", "don't sit down yet, there's more", and some of his little quips he throws in are always great.
    His guests were outstanding, and the little girl cancer patient swept the internet.
    I was happy he mentioned the VA Governor and his infanticide ideas, just wish Trump would defund Planned Parenthood.
    But his best comment was "we will not become a socialist country", kudos to that one and then look at Bernie, he was very sad!
    Thank you
    Carmen Price

  • Stephen Russell

    02/06/2019 10:57 AM

    WaPo ad: Love the revised version, Make the Media squirm, ache.
    Hey 2 can play this Game.
    Sorry Media.