October 4, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
There’s been enough news this week to give you whiplash, so lean back in the recliner and relax with a new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! Rep. Matt Gaetz will talk about the latest political news and the rising generation of young conservatives. Veteran political writer Cal Thomas will give us his read on the current election campaign. I’ll visit with bestselling author Eric Metaxas and the king of impressionists, Rich Little. And get ready to relive the British Invasion with the great music of Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits!
It’s all coming tonight at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
UPDATE ON THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH
President Trump is reportedly experiencing “mild symptoms” from COVID-19 and has moved to the Walter Reed Medical Center “out of an abundance of caution.” There is a large suite of offices and living quarters there for the Chief Executive, so it’s sort of like a remote White House where he can continue to work. He’s taking an experimental antibody cocktail by Regeneron that’s in clinical trials, supplemented by zinc, vitamin D, melatonin, Pepcid and a daily aspirin.
Before leaving, he made a video assuring Americans that he’s “doing very well” and thanking them for their support. You can watch it here, and please keep praying for his good health and that of the First Lady (who also reportedly has only mild symptoms, such as a light cough) and others who have contracted this virus.
Some of the others who have tested positive include Kellyanne Conway and GOP Senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis. Mike Pence and his wife, Joe Biden and his wife, and Attorney General Bill Barr have all tested negative. Instapundit is keeping a regularly-updated post on these tests, if you’d like to check in occasionally for the latest.
The absence of Sens. Lee and Tillis could pose a problem for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett if they have to be absent from the Senate for an extended period, since there’s such a razor thin GOP majority due to Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski refusing to vote before the election (or they could just do their Constitutional duty.) However, Lee and Tillis can participate via Internet and just have to be back in person for the confirmation vote. So it’s likely this won’t be a problem, no matter how fervently some liberal media outlets are openly wishing for it.
There was also a report that Judge Barrett tested positive for the virus over the summer, but she’s been tested again, and it was negative.
While we all pray for the President and First Lady and the others, be sure to keep taking precautions to avoid getting the virus yourself. Here’s a list that might be handy of 35 places where you’re most likely to catch it, with ratings of the various threat levels.
I don’t really want to write much about some of the horrible, disgusting comments from Trump haters, wishing death on him and his family and staffers and celebrating that he has a “disease he called a hoax” (FYI: he never said that; he said the media narrative that he didn’t take the coronavirus seriously was a hoax. Words seem hard for them to comprehend; maybe Trump should try communicating with them entirely in cartoons.)
I have several links to the slimy tweets, comments and videos of these people, but they do it for clicks, and I’m not going to give them those, or the publicity of quoting them. (Although I will mention Steve Cox, who tweeted, “I hope they both die,” because he’s running for Congress in California and voters there need to know who to reject thoroughly.) These sick folks can sit in obscurity, stewing in their demonic hatred, until they figure how to be decent human beings.
However, I will show you this depressing Morning Consult/Politico poll that found that most Republicans describe themselves as either “sad” or “worried” over Trump’s illness, while 41% of Democrats said they feel “indifferent” about it, and 40% said they are “happy.”
If you are “happy” because someone has a potentially deadly disease just because you disagree with their politics, there’s a large hole in you where a soul should be, and you need to turn to God and fill it. I have titanic differences with many far-left politicians, but if they and their families were ill, I would pray for them to recover because they are fellow human beings and children of God.
I know some would reply that Trump is unique because he’s just so evil that he deserves it (or because they’ve heard so much fake and slanted news that’s convinced him he’s evil and they’re not interested in hearing the truth.) But many of them have made no bones about the fact that they don’t just want Trump dead, they want everyone who supports him dead (because they “hate fascists” and don’t know the meaning of the word “irony.”) As Stephen Green of PJ Media put it, “If they’ll publicly call for the death of a president, imagine what they must privately think of you.”
These sort of sick comments are all over the open sewer known as Twitter, but perhaps in a signal that the "masks-off" violent leftist hatred is horrifying voters and increasing sympathy and support for Trump, the CEO of Twitter announced that any tweets wishing death on the President would be deleted and those accounts suspended.
Funny, I thought that would be the very least that would happen to anyone who publicly wished death on the President at any time. Conservatives are routinely deleted and locked out for far less. Why did it take Trump actually getting sick before Twitter decided that for leftists to promote the death of the President was going too far?
Congratulations to the people of Michigan, whose Supreme Court has just ruled that the law cited by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to justify her grabbing the power to impose her arbitrary, draconian and endless shutdown edicts is unconstitutional. Since this is the state constitution, there’s no appealing to a higher federal court.
This is the point at which the Governor should throw in the towel and meet with the GOP legislature to craft a reasonable compromise policy for dealing with the pandemic that doesn’t require destroying people’s livelihoods and stomping on their Constitutional rights. But maybe you didn’t notice in the first paragraph that I said this is Gretchen Whitmer. So her immediate response was to shrug off the Court ruling and insist that she would keep on imposing her rules anyway by citing some other laws that allegedly give her the power to act as the executive and legislative (and apparently now, judicial) branch all in one.
And Democrats foolishly conjecture about Trump refusing to give up power? Trying to force one of them to give up the power they seized during this pandemic is going to be like trying to wrestle a banana away from King Kong.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY