Evening Edition - January 10

January 10, 2020 |

Yesterday, upon receiving a cell phone news alert that the Pentagon believed Iran had mistakenly shot down that Ukrainian airliner with an anti-aircraft missile, my first thought was how horrible it must’ve been for the people on that plane. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/video-emerges-appearing-show-airliner-getting-hit-missile-iran/

And I was almost ashamed that my second thought was that Democrats and the media would somehow find a way to blame their deaths on President Trump.

I nearly didn’t post that prediction because I hate to think anyone would actually use the horrific, violent deaths of 176 innocent people as a cheap political weapon.  On the other hand, I’d learned over the past few years that every time I think the other side has gone as low as they can go, they find a way to way to notch the limbo bar of human decency even lower.  And so, I wrote that prediction, while actually hoping that I would be proven wrong.

Sadly, I was not.  Not about the media…

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/354292/

Or the politicians…

https://twitter.com/LizRNC/status/1215431109925900288

As Rich Lowry tweeted, “Is the new standard really that a President of the United States can’t defend against attacks on U.S. personnel by a terror regime because the regime might accidentally shoot down an airliner taking off from one of its own airports?”

The term one CNN analyst used was that the passengers were caught in the “crossfire” of Trump’s escalation of war.  No, there was no “crossfire.”  At noted at the link, the US didn’t fire any missiles at Iran, and the plane was 1200 kilometers from any of Iran’s targets in Iraq when Iran (allegedly!) shot it down, all by themselves, presumably by accident, but I think I’ll hold off on that judgement for a while, too. 

At least as of this writing, Pete Buttigieg is the only Democratic Presidential candidate to try to place blame for the airliner deaths on Trump. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/buttigieg-suggests-trump-fault-iran-shooting-civilian-737/

But the story is still developing. We’ll see if the criticism he gets discourages the others, or if they follow their natural inclinations to do anything, even cover up for mass-murdering terrorists, if it might hurt Trump politically.  In the meantime, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders made it clear for voters which side they’d take if they were President and another nation attacked us.

https://victorygirlsblog.com/sanders-and-warren-choose-tehran-over-america/

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Last night, in his first rally of 2020, President Trump spoke to a massive crowd in Toledo, Ohio, that had been lined up for over 24 hours to see him.  He left no nose unbloodied when it came to telling them what he thought about the House Democrats’ impeachment shenanigans and their nonbinding resolution to bind his hands in dealing with Iran.  He said the Democrats should be outraged by Soleimani’s crimes, not by his death. As for the complaints by Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and others that he didn’t tell them in advance that he was going to order a strike on Gen. Soleimani and the Iran-backed militia that had attacked our base and Embassy, he said it was a split-second operation and there was no time, although he added this:

"They're saying, 'You should get permission from Congress, you should come in and tell us what you want to do -- you should come in and tell us, so that we can call up the fake news that's back there, and we can leak it.'"

Naturally, that comment about them leaking classified info that would help Iran to the media was greeted by Democrats and the media with OUTRAGE!!  I’m outraged, too!  I said that days ago; he’s stealing my material! 

In other comments, Trump said he hopes Joe Biden is the nominee, because he wants to hammer him on corruption.  He said he’ll hear “where’s Hunter?” nine times in every debate.  He also talked about the economy, his recent court victory in funding the border wall and other topics.  You can find quotes, clips and photos at this link:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-toledo-ohio-rally-iran-impeachment

And here’s the rally in full…

https://youtu.be/D_HvgYKE_Ag

 

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Rep. Ilhan Omar attacked a county in her home state of Minnesota for taking advantage of the power President Trump conveyed to say no to taking in refugees for resettlement.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/omar-minnesota-county-refugee-ban-trump-executive-order

Omar reminded them that over 20 years ago, the state of Minnesota welcomed her and her family to move there.  Yes, I think they were probably well aware of that when they voted no on taking in more refugees.

https://www.westernjournal.com/video-catches-ilhan-omar-giggling-us-iraq-war-deaths-discussed/

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The International Olympic Committee must have looked at the TV ratings for the NBA and the NFL – or maybe they heard Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes monologue and saw the overwhelming public reaction – because they’ve put out the word to athletes that there will be no political protests at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.

https://www.westernjournal.com/olympic-committee-announces-ban-political-protests-2020-games/

They can express their political opinions all they want to the media or on social media, but when they’re competing or on the winners’ platform, any raised fists, taking a knee during national anthems or other “divisive disruptions” will result in disciplinary action. The IOC says that Olympians should show respect for their competitors and keep sports neutral.

This may be the wisest decision I’ve heard out of a sports governing body in years.  I assume it also means that Colin Kaepernick will not be competing in any Olympic mouth-running events.

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Remember when Google’s corporate motto was “Don’t be evil”?  Judging by the comments of several former employees who are speaking out about what the search giant is doing and how it treats its employees, maybe they should have kept that motto and just dropped the “Don’t.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/google-lost-way-just-ask-former-employees/

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As a demonstration of how serious he is about getting on with flushing impeachment down the sewer of history, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has signed on as a co-sponsor of a resolution giving the Senate the right to dismiss the articles before the House even sends them over. 

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/477587-mcconnell-backs-measure-to-change-senate-rules-dismiss-impeachment-without

The resolution imposes a deadline of 25 days (from the day the House passed it, so the clock’s a-ticking) for Nancy Pelosi to hand it over. After that, the Senate could vote by simple majority to dismiss it with prejudice (meaning it’s dead, and the House can’t vote to bring it back again on the same charges.)  

McConnell previously blasted Pelosi for doing something that she’d already said would be incredibly divisive if it weren’t bipartisan, and then dragging it out and not allowing a resolution. He also emphasized that she had no leverage to reach into the Senate and dictate to them, and never will.

Incidentally, where did Speaker Pelosi get the cockamamie idea of sitting on the articles of impeachment like a hen guarding a rotten egg? It’s possible she got it from the ever-flowing fount of so many stupid ideas: a commentator on CNN.

https://www.westernjournal.com/pelosi-got-idea-withhold-impeachment-articles-cnn-interview-report/

 

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  • AMY KLEBER

    01/11/2020 03:15 PM

    Thank you for being a sound, Christian based, source for news. I enjoy reading every post. Bravo on writing with a vocabulary higher than most magazines and newspapers. Keep up the good work. May God continue to bless you, your family, and staff. I'm also a faithful Huckabee Show watcher.

  • Linda Threlkeld

    01/11/2020 02:21 PM

    I wrote you before Christmas to ask for your recommendation about what is the best Jewish organization to donate. I had been giving to The Joshua Fund that Joel Rosenberg and his wife founded and run. I would like to change to another one now. Can you recommend one you think gives most of it's donations to the people with as little as possible on overhead???

  • Michael

    01/11/2020 12:20 PM

    I read your newsletters every day, watch Levin TV, some FOX, because most definitely can't trust the MSM. Have to laugh at the Democrats saying Trump didn't completely inform or brief them about Iran, the taking out of an evil terrorist, etc. Trump knew if you informed the snakes of the Democratic party & mainstream media, they would leak to Iran or any other enemy. And the liars &propaganda media would only twist & lie about the information received. President Trump & a huge population of Americans have learned to never trust a Democrat or the mainstream media!

  • Gayle Brosnan-Watters

    01/11/2020 10:08 AM

    Honestly, Mike, is there no one left with a brain in Washington DC??? How are these Terrorist Muslims getting elected, and getting away with saying what they're saying???? I'm ill, seriously, at what they're trying to do to our country. Good thing I read the Book and I know how it ends!!!

  • Melinda Long

    01/11/2020 10:00 AM

    I LOVE reading your articles. I am so glad you take a stand FOR the president and show America that the democrats are nothing but anti-American traitors to our rights and freedoms! keep up the good work!!

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    01/11/2020 09:25 AM

    So, since the time they passed the articles, and went on vacation...it's be OVER 25 days, unless they are business days, oc course...Stop this nonsence!

  • Jerry Korba

    01/11/2020 08:37 AM

    My rant today is about the difference between a low life or thug and evil both are not what the country is based on. The actions taken by Pelosi and her mob I now believe are evil. The Judicial Committee from the Left showed evil during the conformation of Judge K. Dirty politics have been around for a long time it could be combative you could expose it and turn it against an opponent. Evil brought by people that have taken an oath to be honest and legislate with integrity has completely vanished by the leaders of the Left. Dirty and dishonest behavior has been replaced by evil legislation phony charges brought on citizens of this country. As the Left is trying to replace our country's values as a country that is generous charitable lawful the Left invites chaos Illegal drug use Lawlessness Murder Abortion Freedom to worship God high taxation without representation terrible Healthcare system and the list is long to turn the country to a Socialist or Communist regime. All Evil will bring despair that is the intent of the Left. We need more people to recognize what the Left is doing. KAG

  • Douglas Pinckney

    01/11/2020 05:58 AM

    Warren and especially Sanders should be considered treason with their words and actions

  • roger brailer

    01/10/2020 11:32 PM

    All articles are right on! This needs to be said though,if its so easy to raise 50 to 100 trillion dollars for the so-called green new deal,why dont we raise 22 trillion to pay off the national debt first!before spending anymore!the savings in interest alone would pay their cocklemamy ideas of all sorts!but if that happened i would put it in a rainy day fund to never let this thing ever happen again!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you.

  • Shelley

    01/10/2020 11:17 PM

    Thank you Governor Huckabee for your excellent news summary with links for more details. You are such a gift from The Lord! God Bless You!

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    01/10/2020 10:34 PM

    Gov., An exceptional year 2020 to you & family! Our President Trump did right regarding Iran. Constitutionally, as the Commander-in-Chief he has every right to take that action without notifying the 8 or whoever – especially as none of the Democrat-snitches (all of them are!) can be trusted knowing most of the Democrats have sold their souls to the Devil. There’s no truth nor the fear of God in them, nor love for America or Americans which is quite evident from their policies and actions. It’s as if they’re the 5th Column in the US government and inside US. It wouldn’t be a surprise at all if any of them have made secret deals with Iran, Syria, Turkey, China, Afghan, Russia, N Korea and other enemy countries and be on their pay rolls!! Pelosi has no right to dictate what process McConnell and the Senate to follow for it’s out of her jurisdiction. How dare she and Schumer demand and dictate fairness in the Senate Impeachment procedures when they and the House have not afforded any fairness to our President Trump, nor Kavanaugh nor to other Republicans when they conducted the sham trials and Impeachment trial in the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees?! McConnell, Republican Senators & Representatives – don’t give in to Democrat’s demands and their games! Senators deceiver Romney, S Collins, Murkowski, Rand Paul, (can’t remember other names) impresses me as – hope I’m wrong here –two-faced, opportunists who behave like Democrats in Republican grab who really don’t have the best interests of America or American’s.

  • Karen Mannelin

    01/10/2020 10:13 PM

    I am really enjoying Mr. Huckabee’s evening editorials. Down to earth, common sense responses to the hypocrisy and outright lies spouted by the left and msm. I want the insanity to end! Never on my lifetime have I seen such hatred toward a sitting President as has been shown our President over these last few years. Our tax dollars paying for the positions of those in congress to do the job they were hired to do in a bipartisan manner, has been left in the dust. Instead, the left has been wasting all this time to try and impeach a President, an incredible man, an awesome American, such as we haven’t seen since Reagan and JFK. Our country is divided to such a state, that a republican can’t state an opinion without immediate and hateful lashback from a Democrat.

  • Johnnie Purifoy

    01/10/2020 09:53 PM

    Well said. I so wish Nancy could be impeached.

  • BeeGee Johnston

    01/10/2020 09:48 PM

    I happened to be in a restaurant last evening and MSNBS news was on and the headings on the screen were about “Trump defenders”
    And there were three talking heads who smugly were talking about the Iranian bombing and they were clearly all one sided against Trump, yet criticizing people who support him as if they were ignorant of the “real facts”.
    It was amazing to watch !
    My hubby and I just absolutely no longer watch news, other than the local and the Huckabee Show.
    Thank you for your unbiased views.

  • Louise Williams

    01/10/2020 09:11 PM

    Thank you for your newsletters. I look forward to them and I agree with you on everything so far. I have to say though - I am sick of Pelosi. What can be done to stop her and hopefully make her retire or just go away? Any other democrat would probably be almost as bad but at least it would be a change.

  • Lonnie Easley

    01/10/2020 09:06 PM

    Governor Mike, just wondering if the aircraft that was shot down was carrying refuge Iranian citizens of Canada?

  • Michael Hutch

    01/10/2020 08:57 PM

    You have brilliant IT people.
    Hack Bernie, Pete, Liz, Tom, and Joe's systems and send an influx of your last mailings, say 30 days.
    Let's see if your mail list grows when people read sanity. What the heck, You aren't running for office.
    GO FOR IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amelia Little

    01/10/2020 08:55 PM

    It gets awful tiring for supposed intelligent Americans, especially politicians who are supposedly PRO-American to carry on about the death of a terrorist. And, poor ocasio, seems her snowflake feelings are hurt because she and her buddies have been accused of being an Ayatollah sympathizers and spreading Iranian propaganda, which is true. I just haven't figured out how that would be called racist. But, I guess she's still stuck on that buzz word which actually seems to have dropped by the wayside some. What it is--they are being un-American.

    Thank goodness the International Olympic Committee has decided to get back to the business of Olympic games--now if they just follow through if some nitwit decides the rules don't apply to him/her.

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    01/10/2020 08:52 PM

    1/10/20 - Gov., An exceptional year 2020 to you & family! Our President Trump did right regarding Iran. Constitutionally, as the Commander-in-Chief he has every right to take that action without notifying the 8 or whoever – especially as none of the Democrat-snitches (all of them are!) can be trusted knowing most of the Democrats have sold their souls to the Devil. There’s no truth nor the fear of God in them, nor love for America or Americans which is quite evident from their policies and actions. It’s as if they’re the 5th Column in the US government and inside US. It wouldn’t be a surprise at all if any of them have made secret deals with Iran, Syria, Turkey, China, Afghan, Russia, N Korea and other enemy countries and be on their pay rolls!! Pelosi has no right to dictate what process McConnell and the Senate to follow for it’s out of her jurisdiction. How dare she and Schumer demand and dictate fairness in the Senate Impeachment procedures when they and the House have not afforded any fairness to our President Trump, nor Kavanaugh nor to other Republicans when they conducted the sham trials and Impeachment trial in the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees?! McConnell, Republican Senators & Representatives – don’t give in to Democrat’s demands and their games! Senators deceiver Romney, S Collins, Murkowski, Rand Paul, (can’t remember other names) impresses me as – hope I’m wrong here –two-faced, opportunists who behave like Democrats in Republican grab who really don’t have the best interests of America or American’s.

  • Anita Barker

    01/10/2020 08:04 PM

    Will it ever end?
    Bless you,
    Anita

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/10/2020 08:00 PM

    As I read what you stated about Mitch McConnell being supportive of a resolution that would give the Senate the right to dismiss the articles of impeachment before the House even sends them over, it occurred to me that this is what I am going to pray for if it is GOD'S will that this happen so that He can use it as an example of how, when something is not OF Him we labor in vain!

    Should this happen think of all the many hours...and all the money... that was spent in vain....that accomplished nothing worthwhile for our country!...And SHOULD this happen, it should be made clear to the Democrats that this kind of thing will not be tolerated in the future!

  • LouiseCA

    01/10/2020 08:00 PM

    I was so hoping that this might be one thing the democrats would not be vile and corrupt enough to do-try to blame the downing of the airliner onto President Trump. But, alas, it was not to be. The disgusting liberal "lawbreak...I mean, lawmakers"...have wasted no time in lowering themselves to this even more disgusting level than they were-along with their robots on CNN and other fake media. This kind of rhetoric is nothing short of dangerous. They are putting more Americans in harm's way, in fact, all of us, by emboldening our enemies. They are trying to make Trump look weak in the world's eyes, thinking it will somehow translate to democrats getting back into office, and hopefully staying in office permanently. This is the extent of the madness to which democrats have descended. They will put the country, their families, and themselves, in danger, if it means embarrassing Trump and weakening him in the eyes of the world. To say that this is mental illness is to make the understatement of the year.

  • Helen Sustachek

    01/10/2020 07:06 PM

    My first thought about the plane shot down by the Iranians was they thought the Canadians on board were Americans.

  • Allyson Fair

    01/10/2020 07:00 PM

    Good evening Governor Huckabee,

    Do you think anything can ever be done about the media being held accountable for their dishonesty. I so respect our President and worry that when it comes down to the votes in 2020 people will not do the right thing! I know many people who I view as intelligent fall for the crooked medias spin on things!

    God help us!

    Worried in Arizona

    Allyson Fair

  • Gene Blazer

    01/10/2020 06:53 PM

    Loved your comments today Governor! Thank you for summarizing events and publishing in plain English for everyone to digest!