|February 5, 2021|
Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- NO THIRD PARTY: Here's why
- Why is Sen. Leahy presiding, not Chief Justice Roberts?
- Day The Music Died
- New Podcast
- Make America America Again
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
NO THIRD PARTY: Here's why
By Mike Huckabee
After I said that if we formed a third party we’d never, ever win another presidential election, EVER, I received quite a few letters from readers who think differently. Here’s a typical one...
From Stephen R:
You say that you’re against a third party and that we’d never again win an election if that happens. I totally disagree! If we abandon the Republican Party in major numbers with the right candidate, I think we’d stand a better chance rather than having the same old s*** on the menu!
What chance will the Republicans have when most of us are totally fed up with the crap that we’ve listened to for years and nothing changing (excluding President Trump)! The rest of them are just filling a seat and going along with the Democrat BS! They talk a good line when in front of the cameras, but go along with the Dems behind closed doors and to hell with their constituents! What good will the Republican Party be when 2/3 of us will not vote for another Republican candidate? I’ll vote Democrat just to remove these spineless cowards that are in office trying to say that they have our backs!!! I’m done!!!!
From the Gov:
Thanks for writing, Stephen. Obviously, our party has reached a crossroads, and it’s critically important how we decide to go forward from this point. But if I may offer some “famous last words,” I can think of none more appropriate than what you just said: “I’ll vote Democrat just to remove these spineless cowards...”
Vote Democrat? With all due respect, Stephen, I have six words for you:
Are you out of your mind?
The reason we have such a disaster in the U.S. Senate now is that Georgia Republicans, fed up by the Nov. 3 outcome, refused to vote Republican, staying home on the day of the senatorial run-off elections and giving their state two of the most radical left-wing senators ever to be on the ballot, and that’s saying something. We know now that if they had come out for the Republican candidates in numbers comparable to their November 3 turnout, they would have kept the Senate out of the hands of radical leftists. Gosh, I hope all those fed-up conservative Georgia voters are happy now.
Let’s do some basic math. Right now, the two major parties, in terms of numbers, are pretty evenly split. If the 2/3 of Republicans who, as you say, are thoroughly fed up and refuse to vote for another Republican DO vote for a third party candidate instead, that will give the third party candidate a whopping 2/3 of what the anti-Democrat vote would have been otherwise. The Republican gets the other 1/3. These two parties will split about half the total vote.
But the Democrats get almost all of the other half, which means they WIN, as all they need is a plurality. Obviously, 1/3 of the Republican vote isn’t going to get us squat. But even 2/3 of that vote isn’t going to get us squat, either. One thing about Democrats: they do stick together. And if they stick together and we fragment, with no more than 2/3 of our vote going to any one candidate, guess which party wins?
That’s right, the Democrats, every time. Go to the head of the class.
When Democrat Party candidate Bill Clinton won in 1992, he got a whopping 43 percent of the popular vote. The other two major candidates, Republican incumbent George H. W. Bush and Independent Party candidate and Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot, essentially split the rest; that “giant sucking sound” you heard was Perot sucking up 19 percent of the vote (the most a third party candidate has ever received, but it translated into ZERO electoral votes). So victory went to Clinton, the Democrat. Some analysts said that Clinton would’ve beaten Bush anyway, but we don’t know about that. A huge number of conservative Republicans rejected a second Bush term and voted for Perot, giving us the Democrats.
Let’s go farther back in history, to when former President Teddy Roosevelt tried a comeback with a third party, the Bull Moose Party. In 1912, a group of Republicans dissatisfied with President William Howard Taft formed the Bull Moose Party specifically for TR to run again. (He supposedly had said he was “fit as a bull moose” to run again.) The Bull Moose Party was “progressive” for the time and favored such new-fangled ideas as women’s suffrage, direct election of U.S. senators, and various social reforms. Roosevelt ran on what he called the “Square Deal,” based on fair business competition and more welfare programs for the needy.
Anyway, his candidacy divided the Republican Party, and Democrat Woodrow Wilson easily won. Would you like to hear about Woodrow Wilson and his administration? That’s a topic for another day, but for now let’s just say it would have been much better if TR hadn’t divided the Republican Party and let Wilson and his pals glide into the Oval Office.
Things the left would love to see from us:
1) An uprising. In fact, the Capitol breach played into their hands so well that if it hadn’t happened, they would have had to create it; make of that statement what you will. The Capitol incident gave the left all the excuse they needed to label every one of us a “domestic terrorist” and start taking our rights away. As frustrated as you might be, DO NOT give them any more reason to do that. Believe me, they are just waiting for this.
2) A third party. The left would LOVE this. Aside from the reasons mentioned above, a third party is not going to have the “ground game” of the well-oiled machine that is the Democrat Party. All this will do is split the Republican Party vote and ensure Democrat victories time after time. I know many of you don’t want to hear this, but it’s the hard truth.
3) Giving up. Some conservatives are now saying the fight is over and we have lost. Why bother voting if the elections are rigged? Why bother tweeting if you’ll just be banned? Just stay home and wait for the end. But this would be a gift to the left. When you give up, they push even harder.
We have to fix our party, from the inside. We do have a few outstanding incumbents, but for the RINOS, we have to find solid, articulate conservative candidates for primary challenges. That’s what the “progressives” in the Democrat Party did, through organizations such as Justice Democrats, the group that recruited AOC. Democrats organize like mad, and if they aren’t satisfied with their incumbents, they challenge them. This is what we’re going to have to do with our own who fail to represent our views and values. Perhaps Trump could help with this. We must go into every race with the strongest ticket we can find, work like our freedom depends on it (because it does) and be assertive poll watchers!
But, again, the worst thing conservatives can do is split off and form a third party. Don’t even think about it!
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Why is Sen. Leahy presiding, not Chief Justice Roberts?
By Mike Huckabee
Bro Mike, you say: "since the Constitution says “the Chief Justice SHALL preside...” Chief Justice John Roberts has wisely chosen not to accept this dubious honor and will play no part in the "trial," so Sen. Leahy has graciously taken it upon himself." How is it that Justice Roberts can "choose" to not perform his constitutionally required duty? And how is it that Leahy can "take it upon himself"? (asking for a friend)
From the Gov:
When President Trump went through his first impeachment trial in the Senate, Chief Justice Roberts presided, just as the Constitution calls for during the impeachment trial of a President. For the second (sigh) trial that takes place next week, the Chief Justice sent his regrets, but neither he nor the Supreme Court offered any comments.
Donald Trump is now a private citizen; he does not hold the office of President and so cannot be removed from it. So the ceremonial duty of presiding as outlined in the Constitution apparently does not apply to the Chief Justice in this case.
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, who serves as president pro tempore of the Senate, will preside instead. In a statement, he said, “The president pro tempore has historically presided over Senate impeachment trials of non-presidents.” What he didn’t say is that those “non-presidents” were other office-holders, not private citizens as Trump now is. Vice President Kamala Harris could have presided as well, but as she is so closely in line for the Presidency that it would have looked even more inappropriate than what we are going to see.
As I've said, Democrats are essentially making this up as they go along. Some have argued that the Chief Justice owes us an explanation for his decision not to preside, as analyst Dan McLaughlin does here in an article we linked to a couple of weeks ago.
There also remains the question of whether a former President can be impeached at all. Legal expert Andrew McCarthy has said, “History and precedent are on the side of those who argue that impeachment trials of non-incumbents are constitutional,” –- this is news to me, and he doesn’t cite the precedent –- “but that is beside the point. The Supreme Court surely wants no part of this hot political dispute, and the Constitution’s commitment to impeachment trials to Senate control gives the justices a good reason to stay out of it.”
As McCarthy said, “Impeachment is a political process, not a legal one; there is no entitlement to the kind of due process required in judicial proceedings, where a presumptively impartial judge and counsel for the parties to select a jury of the defendant’s peers, which has been vetted to ensure its objectivity.”
In other words, this will be a political circus. Sen. Leahy has already said he’s voting to convict, before the thing even starts. With him presiding instead of Chief Justice Roberts, it will seem even more like the show trial it is. If the Democrats have any self-awareness at all, which is doubtful, maybe they’ll try to keep it a little more low-key this time around, to avoid looking like the partisan ghouls they are.
Yes, ghouls. If you don’t think this is going to be a hateful and contentious process, take a look at the wording of Impeachment Manager Jamie Raskin’s letter to Trump “inviting” him to testify --- which he wisely will not be doing.
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Day The Music Died
By Mike Huckabee
Since Wednesday was the anniversary of “The Day the Music Died” (when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa), I thought it would be good to share my recent interview with Don McLean about the 50th anniversary of his classic song inspired by that tragedy…
And here he is, performing “American Pie” live on “Huckabee” on TBN…
By Mike Huckabee
This week on The People’s Podcast, Governor Huckabee talks to energy advocate Daniel Turner, who shares the plight of pipeline workers who lost their livelihoods with the stroke of a pen in Biden’s Oval Office. In exclusive interviews with laid off workers at the end of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Corrigan Texas, we hear firsthand about the human toll of President Biden’s war on oil and radical climate agenda. But first, Governor Huckabee gives a history lesson on President Biden’s radical evolution on the issue of abortion.
Make America America Again
By Mike Huckabee
I keep reminding conservatives who are either so despondent over the newly-empowered left’s war on conservatives that they want to give up, or so angry that they want to form a third party and keep leftists in power forever, that they are not so powerless as they think.
Remember that Republicans control far more states and state offices than Democrats, whose power is largely concentrated in big, blue (failing) cities. And I’ve urged you to prepare for phase two of Make America Great Again in 2022 (“MAAA” or “Make America America Again”) by volunteering to help with elections, donating to electable conservative candidates, organizing on the grassroots level and putting pressure on your state and local officials to clean up the election integrity laws that the left has been trying to erase for years.
(Incidentally, if you want us to believe that you’re not trying to pull off election fraud, maybe stop fighting all efforts to ensure that elections are honest – like the racist claim that voter ID laws are racist because black people have a hard time obtaining an ID. Numerous polls in recent years have shown strong support for voter ID laws, including up to 80% of Americans and even majorities of blacks and Democrats.)
So take heart that some states are already pushing back. Yesterday, I told you of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to take on big tech companies that censor political speech on the state level.
Add that to the huge multi-state antitrust lawsuit that’s already under way against Google.
And now, three cheers for the North Dakota House Republicans who have introduced a bill requiring the state Attorney General to review any Presidential executive order that’s not affirmed by a Congressional vote. The law would bar the state, its political subdivisions, and any publicly funded organization from implementing any executive order that restricts a person’s rights or that the AG determines to be unconstitutional. I’d say that covers about 40 of the 40 executive orders Biden has issued so far. The bill has a good chance of passing since the North Dakota legislature is heavily Republican.
As I pointed out recently, Republicans have complete control of the governments in 24 states, so I’d call North Dakota’s bill “a good start.”
I’m sure the same leftists who just spent four years telling us that “resistance” to President Trump's policies was patriotic and heroic will call resisting their policies treasonous. But if you check out that link, it’s noted that the concept of states refusing to implement unlawful federal orders was endorsed by James Madison in Federalist #46 and has Supreme Court precedents dating back to 1842.
To quote one of their heroes, Saul Alinsky, and his “Rules For Radicals,” rule #4 is “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” So do to them exactly what they did to Trump: resist executive orders that you think are unconstitutional. Only unlike them, do it peacefully, through the courts and state and local governments. We also have the advantage of their orders actually being unconstitutional.
In fact, it might be a good idea to take a look at all of those rules in the left’s playbook and see which ones could be turned against them. I’m kind of fond of #5 myself. And they make it so easy!
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Barbara J. West
02/08/2021 08:02 PM
Just wondering since so many states are under Republicans, why there hasn’t been a push by the states to institute term limits! I,also,think anyone who is running for office, state or National, should have to pass a test on the constitution, there are to many people in congress who apparently have no,idea what’s in it!
Carl T Smith
02/06/2021 09:28 PM
I couldn't read your entire reply to no third party and if I'm wrong will apologize. MONEY from the OLIGARCHS bought this election. Denial of corruption is denial on steroids. ONE illegal vote was enough to cancel a legitimate one and that is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.
02/06/2021 02:48 PM
With regard to things we can do moving forward, you say, “... Republicans control far more states and state offices than Democrats ...” Article V of the Constitution gives power to change the Constitution via a Convention of States. Please explain how this untapped power might be used to correct some things in our federal government before our current federal officials ruin it all for us?
Debra McKeen Sparks
02/06/2021 02:00 PM
TRUTH! AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO HEAR THIS... there are WAY TOO MANY people insanely thinking a third party is the answer! Or daring to consider being cowards and refusing to vote.... how selfish that idea is. To hand over America and our children's future to tyranny without a fight.
02/06/2021 08:58 AM
In Regard to Alinsky's Rule #5 "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage."
I rather like it too, but for a different reason. Someone who thinks that ridicule cannot be defended against is a person who has no sence of humor (admittedly common in the left & those reforming others by force of any ideology or right-left position). This false notion says more about Alinsky's mindset that the facts. If you don't believe me, check out the Irish politicians of the past of whatever party or the Irish decended President Reagan's press conferences. He not merely defended but went on the attack successfully using humor. (Fighting your arguments with humor seems to be a characteristic of some celtic cultures. If you're from a culture that doesn't do that, it's a little hard to adjust. Humor is touchy from a cultural stand point, particularly in a multicultural society. You speak Southern Gov. Until you educated me, I always took that "Bless his heart" thing southern women said as a straight example of christian charity.) It's doable. It takes a little talent, some practice and an even temper. Losing one's temper is what gets in the way, not the mockery. Alinsky's rules as a whole have an inherent flaw in them. They make a baseless assumption, which I admit other people make, that there are actually times when no pressure is being applied. This is false. Something's always going on from people or nature or the Almighty applying pressure or stress. A wise mindset understands this & smiles at the eternally yelling fools in the Alinsky & other pushy sets while going about their business undisturbed by the normal world of push push push. This drives the Alinsky types nuts, too. :)
02/06/2021 08:41 AM
Thank you for your very wise comments on a third party. I was leaning that way...but I certainly understand how that would not be of any benefit. You are correct...we are scared. I never was invested in my voting. It was always... oh darn and you live with it. I think people need to be more aware, more educated as to what is happening to us. I am appalled at the amount of people I know who do not vote....or vote not really knowing what or who they vote for. Perhaps that could be addressed somehow. I know I sure wish I had understood more. Thank you for your time. And also for your hard work.
02/06/2021 04:15 AM
I disagree with the Governor. Stating that Ossoff and Warnock won because Republicans in Georgia would not vote because they thought the election was rigged. The election was rigged and not one republican from Washington, not our Georgia's corrupt SOS or Governor would do what needed to be done before January 5th to convince the people in Georgia that the election was not rigged. They had plenty of time to do a complete state recount and follow the election laws. Where was our republican leaders? Never again will I back the Republican party. Term limits! No raises unless the people give you useless people one. You could have prevented this by taking your balls away from the democrats. You Republican leaders put Ossoff and Warnock in office
02/06/2021 01:11 AM
I understand your argument for not creating a third party, but how are we going to get rid of old and new republicans that ally with demorats like Kinzinger, Romney, Cheney and others? The GOP is weak against them and against the DNC. We need to stop signing bills with pork. We need to have a backbone to vote against the DNC bad nominees and slow down them in filling out those positions.
We need to require all states to clean up their voter registration lists, prevent states from violating their own election laws. We have plenty of evidence of all the fraud that happened during this election and we should have been able to prove it before Biden was sworn in. The swamp has big pockets, and evil accomplices in government, commerce, banks and media. I just saw the Mike Lindell's video and I am convinced of its truth. The courts refused to see the evidence. I am wondering if there were threats, paid offs or who knows how the left achieved this. The GOP always have more evidence than the left to prosecute and do not pursue it; but the left has no evidence, they invent it and they pursue prosecutions. We have to learn to be tough on them.
02/05/2021 10:46 PM
I agree that we must unite to replace the old entrenched Republicans and RINOs in Washington with new, fresh, candidates who believe in the Constitution as the law of the land. Those who say the "74 million" could form a third party miss the point that there is no guarantee that ALL those who voted for Trump would split off from the Republican Party. It makes more sense to work from within the existing Republican party and reform it with "true believers" who are not tied to the DC machine.
02/05/2021 10:23 PM
Response to Wanda Dietz: The quote is from the King James Version of the Bible, hence the different spelling of "defence". The KJV is still a valid version of the Bible, used by millions of Christians.
02/05/2021 08:57 PM
thank you for giving us news from a conservative point of view, aka "the truth," from my viewpoint. you are honest and above board in all you say.
VERNON R FREECK
02/05/2021 07:43 PM
I am upset but not surprised about Rep. M. T. Greene being put down, I think they forget M. Walter, C. Booker, O'Mar, AOC and all the rest who said riot on Pres. TRUMP, cause what ever harm you can do. When will these people put to their due. Love your news letters and weekend tv show. GOD bless you with many more years to help this nation
02/05/2021 06:30 PM
Please do an article on the document that Mike Lindell made today called Absolute Proof! It's truth, not conspiracy! Can you help get it out to Supreme court justices and anyone that can help! As an American. I am furious!
02/05/2021 06:27 PM
If you haven't watched it yet, please watch Mike Lindell's 3hr video showing PROOF POSITIVE
of voter fraud. It may be a little hard to find but well worth watching. Looks to me like Donald
Trump actually played the TRUMP CARD right before the election last Nov.
02/05/2021 06:11 PM
Just saw this Newsletter and am impressed. Please keep me updated.
Thomas A Randall Sr
02/05/2021 05:46 PM
Stephen R. Do you remember a man who tried 3rd party? Ross Pero ? Just asking. It failed then and it will now. And if I remember right the Democrats won.
02/05/2021 05:41 PM
eARLY ON IN THE EMERGENCE OF covid POLLS ON THE INTERNET who do you trust most trump or fauchi trump 80...fauci 20%
02/05/2021 04:48 PM
I would like to respond to your reply to Stephen. I will say what you can’t say. It wasn’t because Republicans didn’t get out to vote in Georgia, the Republicans lost because the election was rigged. Had the election not been rigged every Republican that was running for office would have won. I fact, if the election had not been rigged every Republican running for office in the whole country would have won except for a few. Americas are sick and tired of what the Democrats are doing to our country. The next thing I’d like to say is, I was won of those people that said I would never vote again because they rig the election so what’s the use. After watching Joe Joe signing all the EO’s I decided I was going to get involved. I will go to the meetings our local Republicans have. I don’t know how much good I’ll do. I’m 74. I can’t take the cold weather, I am hard of hearing even though I wear hearing aids, I’ve had a couple back surgeries so I can’t stand anymore for hours at a time BUT I will do whatever I can do. We need to get the keys to our Power Grid out of the Communists hand plus so much more. Thank you, sir for your hard work with these great newsletters.
02/05/2021 04:47 PM
I have listened to several ministers and or prophets and one of God's prophetic words stated that President Trump was our president, he would have a new administration, many will be jailed and some republicans will be embarrassed. He has also said that a new party would arise (I am guessing that the GOP & DNC will be no more, if not quickly then soon after because I do not believe we would have or should have 3 separate parties to vote on.
02/05/2021 04:45 PM
I understand everything you are saying. Here is my concern: Republicans voted Republican in the 2020 election: to the time of 75 to 80+ million of use (also, including some democrats). What happened? Election steal. Obvious election steal. No one in his right mind will believe otherwise. Now, the Dems own the House and the Senate. Nothing and no one will be able to keep them from the same fraudulent activities ever again because our spineless, worthless Supreme Courts - both Federal and States - will stand up and be men and women with integrity and charge these liars and thieves. What do we do now? Even IF we create a third party.
Samuel S. Sayger
02/05/2021 04:44 PM
Sir: Once again, you are right on in your comments to Stephen R. (et al). You're exactly right about "no more Republican wins if a 3rd party is formed. NO Dems will even consider voting for a 3rd party candidate and probably not even 2/3rds of Repubs will either. I, myself have heard Repubs make the comment of "voting for a Rem, just to get rid of Rinos" which is about as stupid as looking down a loaded gun barrel on a rocky road! Hopefully, Pres. Trumps advisors will read up on T. Roosevelt's "Bull Mooste Party" before entertaining any thoughts of encourage him to "go for it".
Please keep up the good reporting and writing. Sam Sayger Hernando, MS.
02/05/2021 04:23 PM
I will not vote for Oklahoma’s Rhino Senator,
if there isn't a suitable person running against him
I will vote for anyone but him,
he doesn't care about his constituents
or the United States of America,
he is a spineless Rhino with no balls,
it's the Rhino Republicans fault this is happening to our nation,
conservatives did our part
these turncoats didn't even listen to anything about fraud,
I could care less if any of them get voted back into office
one less rhino
Mavis Smith wold
02/05/2021 04:19 PM
Mike I hope you got to see Mike Lindells 2 hour expose’! What took place during our 2020 November election was nothing more than a coup d’état run by Obamas shadow government and cable. Does he have an office in the White House?
02/05/2021 04:17 PM
Thank you for each and every article.
I just wanted to let you know the Oregon is vaccinating criminals before even 80+ year olds.
Joseph Orsini PhD
02/05/2021 03:06 PM
CHRISTIANS need to become POLITICALLY INVOLVED, and can do so without violating the loss of church tax exemptions by focusing on NON PARTISAN politics. School Boards and City Councils [especially the former] allow heavy Christian participation without violating restrictions.