Roy Moore loses

December 13, 2017

Republicans in Alabama voted their consciences yesterday, and the result is that, for the first time in 25 years, Alabama has a Democrat in a Republican Senate seat that should have been the safest safe space this side of UC-Berkeley. 

Despite the crowing from the media and the national party, this doesn’t represent any great realignment or rising wave of support for liberal policies in Alabama.  If Luther Strange or Mo Brooks had been the candidate, this would’ve been a rubber-stamp footnote of a story.  Instead, it represented a “bridge too far” uneasiness with a particular candidate that caused many Republicans to stay home and just enough (nearly 23,000, or 1.7% of the vote) to write in a different candidate, and hand a squeaker victory to Doug Jones over Roy Moore by 49.9% to 48.4%.  Even with an Obama-level turnout of black voters for Jones in urban areas, he was unable to top 50% and would have lost handily if so many Republicans hadn’t rejected their own candidate and stayed home.

(Note: at this writing, Moore is refusing to concede, citing uncounted military ballots that could bring the total to within the 0.5% margin for a mandatory recount.)


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One lesson that I seriously doubt the media will absorb is that it shatters the ridiculous narrative currently being peddled by the Democrats that they are suddenly the “moral high ground” party and it's Republicans who will abandon their moral principles for expediency.  If conservative Christians in Alabama really were hypocrites who practiced DC-style situational ethics, they would’ve pulled the lever for Moore without a second thought.  As for their support of Trump despite sexual harassment allegations against him, perhaps they forgot voters had two choices; and the Democrats were offering up the Clintons, the poster children for sexual misconduct and smearing the victims.  And that was after 25 years of the party telling us that character doesn’t count and sexual behavior is personal and irrelevant for office, specifically to protect the Clintons! 

In fact, if the liberal national media had paid attention to the Christian-oriented media, they would have seen many faith leaders joining with Mitt Romney and other Republicans in openly opposing Moore, despite their political beliefs aligning much more with his than with Jones’.  That’s precisely because they believe so strongly that character outweighs policy positions.  If you want to see what naked hypocrisy and expediency look like, search up a recent article in the Guardian by a feminist who was concerned that the new wave of sexual misconduct allegations was hitting too many liberals, so she was calling for a new set of standards that would destroy only men on the right while letting those on the left off the hook.  In other words, a “double standard.”  And the same old one that was applied to Bill Clinton by prominent feminists: as long as you back abortion rights and other feminist issues, you can get away with being a sexist pig.  Sorry, not interested in going back to that. 


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Even more Christian conservative voters had an attitude in line with mine: disturbed by the allegations, unhappy with Moore’s response (especially the first Sean Hannity interview), turned off by some of his other gaffes during the campaign -- but unwilling to denounce him as long as he adamantly proclaimed he was not guilty, because it would mean endorsing the end of due process and the presumption of innocence, as well as encouraging more such last-minute, unproven personal attacks.  Some may have felt that not supporting Moore wouldn’t have been too calamitous because Jones was promising to cross party lines and represent Alabama, not Chuck Schumer.  Besides, if he doesn’t, this was just a race to fill Jeff Sessions’ unexpired term, so they can vote him out in 2020.

But brace yourself: having seen that the Washington Post tactic works, and that GOP voters do have moral standards that they can exploit, the left will use it against virtually every Republican running in 2018.  Primary voters need to pick wisely, and anyone with skeletons in their closets had better air them out now or drop out if they don’t want them splashed across the national media.  I’ve long said that if you get into politics, you’d better be prepared to undergo a public colonoscopy.  Well, prepare for your test results to be broadcast ‘round the clock. 


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Also despite the crowing from the left, this is not necessarily a signal that retaking the Senate is within reach in 2018.  The Democrats have far more states up for reelection than the Republicans, and they have to win every last state and pick up two more red states.  But the Republicans are on notice that they need to pick great candidates, to campaign hard for them, and to mobilize their vote.  The left is charged up by a 24/7 diet of anti-Trump vitriol, and if you don’t want the agenda that’s defeating ISIS, turbo-charging the economy and putting real judges back on the bench to be blocked in Congress, you’ve got to get up off the couch and vote. 

Everyone else is doing winner/loser lists, so here’s mine, aside from Jones and Moore. 

The obvious loser that everyone is citing is Steve Bannon, Trump’s former adviser who spearheaded the idea of primary challenges to moderate Republicans.  The new Senate GOP majority is only 51-49 (it was already in effect a minority because of the Republicans who play Hamlet – “To support or not to support?...” over every conservative bill, and then don’t support.)   This will make it even harder to get a conservative agenda passed or to approve constructionist judges.  Republican voters can’t do what the Senate Hamlets do and let the perfect be the enemy of the good by taking their ball and going home if the Republican isn’t perfectly in sync with their views. 

For that and his failed last-minute push for Moore, President Trump is also a loser this round.  His ugly Election Day Twitter feud with Kirsten Gillibrand also couldn’t have helped.  That was an embarrassing unforced error. 

Loser but also winner: Mitch McConnell.  He has one fewer Republican Senator, but he won't have to deal with continuing controversy over seating Moore.  He can also point to the loss as proof that Bannon’s strategy is a fatal mistake, and Bannon’s favorite punching bag is McConnell. 


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Another loser but also winner: Republicans who lost an election but proved that they do take character seriously and don’t dismiss questions about that just because a candidate is “their guy.”

Loser: Al Franken.  Many suspect that he postponed his resignation so if Moore won, he could take it back and stay on.  But to quote fellow “SNL” alum David Spade:  “Buh-bye!”

Finally, the big loser nobody’s mentioned:  just as in 2016, the pollsters. As recently as Monday, one poll showed Moore up 9 points, while another had Jones up 10 points.  The final gap was less than 2 points.  Maybe it’s time to start consulting Magic 8-Balls instead. 

 

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  • Janet elliott

    12/21/2017 04:17 AM

    I saw something on tv where some people of Alabama thought that there was something "rotten in Denmark" going on about the voting for Jones. They believe Judge Roy Moore should have won. With everything illegal going on with the Democrats, in other words, they can't win unless they cheat, these folks were more that a little upset that Moore did not win the election. They seem to think that Clinton and Soros had something to do with stacking the deck for Jones. What are your thoughts on the matter? What are the possibilities? When Moore didn't win my first thoughts was there was illegal voting going on.

  • Evelyn Blake

    12/18/2017 04:33 PM

    What we are learning is we have a huge voter fraud problem, as many are coming out admitting they came from all over the country to vote for Jones, and that all ballots have not been counted like (the military). We also have "by admission" that the accusation against the Judge were made up. I think it is time to start arresting, and convicting for false accusations!

  • Mickey Conrad

    12/18/2017 11:26 AM

    I am a woman who believes in INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. I work in the legal field and have seen many injustices done. There is a big difference between the true accusations of the women that came forward against Clinton and these women that the left went out dug up to fight Moore and put Jones in the seat. When the Republicans did not come to the defense of Moore it was a fact that they played politics and did not care about a man's innocence since there was NO PROOF, EVIDENCE and it was the word of a Woman. After all, "there is a war on Women." ME LAUGHING!!!

    This is getting a little out of hand with the politics of "believing ALL women, just because they are women" and it might hurt their own seats. It proves to me that there is no truth in a man's innocence until proven guilty when it comes to these hack politicians who have no standards and no true belief in our system of Justice and our Constitution. There was no Complaint filed, no warrant issued, no arrest, no jury/no trial and Moore went down on the word of this woman (until others came out of the woodwork). Even a citizen like me can figure out that this was a hatched plan by the leftists and RINOS to make sure Moore did not get in. So much evidence proves it.

    I am appalled at how many Republicans (we all know Democrats are hypocrites) turned this Moore accusation of 40-years old into a political ploy against him. This was just that--a ploy by the crooked leftists and some of those RINOS like Romney, McConnell, and even Hannity didn't give him the benefit of the doubt in his first interview.

    I lived through the Clarence Thomas supposed scandal and with an accusation and the chaos that it caused, women in the workforce were (excuse my language) "screwed." My bosses were afraid to even communicate a good morning to me. This went on for years. Now here we are once again with out bosses scared to shake your hand, give a compliment, etc. This sexual harassment ploy is out of control and destroys innocent people and their families. Stop letting the Democrats run liars out right before an election. Democrats can't win fair and square. They lie, cheat, steal, fabricate, hire liars, hunt down ignorant women to help them bring men down.

  • Richard Kurkowski

    12/17/2017 06:48 PM

    Please dig into the Bundy fiasco in Nevada and share with your readers. Looks like another over reach by heavy handed government. If what I read they had the wrong people in jail.

  • Elizabeth Honaker

    12/17/2017 10:56 AM

    I usually admire what you say, Governor Huckabee, but this time, you lost the big picture and settled for "let's talk politics." Judge Roy Moore is INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY -- even in cases of purported sexual assault that supposedly happened almost 40 years ago! In the cases regarding Roy Moore, there is NO EVIDENCE whatsoever. The "waitress" didn't work at the restaurant during the time she claimed Moore "assaulted" her. The signature "proving" Moore's involvement with an underage girl has been -- in part or in whole -- forged, by the complainant's own admission. Moore was never "banned from a mall"; if he was, where are the police records? The whole thing stunk to high heaven -- and some people didn't even question the TIMING. Please DON'T trumpet your PC "we have to champion the victim" nonsense. If these girls were victimized, where have they been living during Moore's whole political life? The plain truth is this: Moore has been the "voice crying in the wilderness," and has been beaten down three times for espousing TRUTH. He will be able to stand before the Great Judge -- will any or his accusers (and those who point fingers at him) be able to say as much?

  • Joyce Stoddard

    12/17/2017 09:41 AM

    I look forward to and admire your commentaries in these dark days. Please continue to encourage us as we pray for our president and our great country. I hold your daughter in high regard as well and pray for her. She certainly needs much prayer daily. After all, Daniel had to go into the lion's den just one day. Sarah Huckabee Sanders walks in there every day. God bless us all.

  • teresa

    12/17/2017 12:51 AM

    Roy Moore should keep fighting. They proved the allegations were false on him and the elite,esp. George Soros paid for this fake news. He plans on paying and produce fake news on all Republicans or buy them off. And one more thing. Moore should protest the use of Soros voting machines. They need to go back to paper. Soros also backed Jones. Moore has a right to fight. The votes should never be deleted and that judge is a sorry judge and did a criminal act. He should be arrested

  • teresa Dickerson

    12/17/2017 12:48 AM

    First of all, Hillary and Obama had no right to sale or give our uranium away. Both of them and their mates need to be charged with treason, make restitution back to the American people and hung for treason. I will add that both were backed by Communist George Soros and sons and they need to be held accountable also. These are a few of the many evil, money hungry, power hungry, abusive, murdering people. They spent 23 plus years trying to make us be under Socialism/Communism/Islamic and I hope they all rot in hell, sooner than later

  • Beth Hurst

    12/16/2017 11:16 PM

    I am absolutely sick at my state. I believe that there WAS voter fraud and I wish it would be proven then I wish Roy Moore would turn down the senate position. It is shameful how cruel and vicious people have been toward him over allegations that HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN. He was accused, judged and condemned in the public eye without a judge or jury. Its going to be hard with this kind of malicious attacks that obviously work, to find decent people who will risk putting their reputations and families through the hell these wicked people will put them through!

  • Robert L Fragoman

    12/16/2017 10:34 PM

    Hi Mike, I would be interested in knowing just how many of your readers have received a phone call about our President Donald J. Trump? Am I the only one who has never been contacted and asked for my opinion of the President? I took a pole of my friends and they have not been contacted either, of coarse they are all Trumpsters like me. Could it be that the people taking the poles have a list of conservatives and they are not being asked to take part in the poles?

  • Dolly Atkins

    12/16/2017 09:55 PM

    Hi Gov. Huckabee, I love your shows. I live in Alabama and voted for Roy Moore. I am so mad at the Alabama voters. Judge Moore has been in the public eye for 40 years or more. If the things he was accused of were true, why hadn’t it already came out? I don’t believe it. A lot of people dated and were married in their teens back years ago. My Dad married my Mom in 1926 and she was 14 years old. My Dad was 19. They were happily married until my Mom passed away in 1974. So even if he did try to date a 14 year old, I would still have voted for him. I don’t know how anyone could vote for abortion. That’s what we have now. Hopefully the people will wake up when we have the next election. Thank You for speaking out.

  • Maryjane grimaldi

    12/16/2017 08:52 PM

    I believe condemning someone for 30 year old transgressions assumes we are not capable of repentance. Also, let he who is without sin cast the first stone. That would be those SAINTLY democrats (they say).

  • Edward Finley

    12/16/2017 08:31 PM

    Well Mr.Huckabee,it just chaps my hide when a good man like Judge Moore is chewed up and eaten by his own party. As you and I both know,these so called sexual assault charges in the ninth hour of an election are pretty suspect. Besides,this is not the first time the Democrats have pulled this stunt nor will it be the last, Sadly! It seems to work in their favor more times than not. What really rankles me,is some of the Republicans, including the high ranking,couldn't wait to jump right in there and eat their own. You would have thought,they would have at least questioned this obvious ruse. I mean the whole thing had an Uh! Oh! Leftist stench from the get go!

  • Jim Hysong

    12/16/2017 05:48 PM

    Mike, I am pretty sure that had it been Mo Brooks instead of Roy Moore running that there would have been some other overtly sinister foul play employed to smear his reputation and steal the election. Not sure if they would have bothered with smearing Luther Strange. Too bad that more Alabama voters allowed the unsubstantiated allegations by some rather questionable sources to outweigh the years of demonstrated moral courage and strong Christian values by Roy Moore ... who said that crime doesn't pay?

  • Leslie Ross

    12/16/2017 05:25 PM

    The left is DESTROYING and toxicifying our elections because they speak 1/2 truths on everything and (gossip) doesn’t need to be clear for it to do its damage and Even the word conservative is vilified because of a unprovable accusation is believed over the word of the accused, and they are all labeled as hypocrites even though those who accuse without need of proof. You can’t UN-DO and or Take back a spoken word. Verbal execution is the norm these days. Sadly there are those who have committed suicide because of an accusation. Can they be brought back. So sad. Irresponsible people are DESTROYING THE SANE people and undermining ALL REASON AND THEY are not being held responsible NOR PUNISHED. SADLY only God is going to fix this. We are in uncharted waters. God help us

  • Jack W Boedigheimer

    12/16/2017 05:04 PM

    I question the credibility of the Roy Moore accusers but it was not my call to make...I have to wonder if this was all a smoke screen to distract us from the voter fraud that is more prevalent than anyone is willing to admit, Alabama having ten counties with particular problems identified, . Case in point "https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-warns-11-states-clean-voter-registration-lists-face-federal-lawsuit/"

  • Ted Malone

    12/16/2017 04:15 PM

    Unfortunately, Mike leaves out the #1 reason that Moore ended up losing, and that is due to McConnell and the NRSC cutting off all funding to Moore's campaign. Even in a deep red state, you can't get outspent 10 to 1 by your opponent and have a realistic chance at winning. So now if Trump gets a chance to appoint another Supreme Court Justice and loses the vote by one vote, I'm sure we'll all feel great about yet again falling for the democrats last minute dirty tricks and essentially acting like well behaved dogs who roll over whenever the left tells us too. Take note of how all these accusations against Moore will go away queitly now that they've acheived their desired purpose. That the republican party throws their own under the bus so quickly is why they are called the stupid party. And they are!

  • George Curl

    12/16/2017 02:20 PM

    Bad candidate that ran a weak campaign. Lesson learned.

  • Robert L. Clarkston Sr.

    12/16/2017 02:18 PM

    Mike, I have always appreciated your political and spiritual comments. Once again you have hit the nail in the heads. Republicans have run some awful candidates seeking election in critical races. It is time for Republicans to come together in the countries business and vet candidates before they announce for office. The Democrat party as a whole has nothing showing but a more liberal agenda. Lets unite and stop the foolishness.

  • N Adams

    12/16/2017 02:12 PM

    Hello Governor,
    I have issues with the fact that 50% of Alabama “republicans” stayed home and allowed a full term abortionist be elected in office over a republican under a smear campaign by ALL media with unproven 40 year old allegations. I don’t know if Rot Moore did what he was accused of, but I can say from
    own experience that media in this country has more power than the communist propaganda machines in Eastern Europe during the cold war. It is rather disconcerting that in a country that values rule of law, people starting believing that the court of public opinion is above the court of law. I guess that should be expected from students learning to put Durkheim teachings above the Word Of God Almighty.

  • Beatrice Vajgart

    12/16/2017 02:06 PM

    I have favored you above others for a number of years now and have trusted your logic but on the Alabama election you are wrong. This may have been one of those "too good to be true" situations. Whatever the case in your mind, Roy Moore was too good but HE WAS TRUE - his morality and integrity are beyond measure. Anyone who knows news should have known that when Gloria Alfred (sp?) is involved, dishonesty reigns. She is notorious for defending false accusers in sexual matters. She and her daughter both - her daughter now using a false accuser of Pres. Trump. Any moral person should be able to see that Roy Moore was impeccable in his values both in the Ten Commandment case and the no licenses for same-sex marriage. Those two things made me think even more highly of him. Have you read any of his beautiful, meaningful and timely poetry? They are well worth reading. I've only read two - America the Beautiful and One Nation Under God. One thing he said is so true: We can make America Great Again only if we make America good again. Without God that is impossible. The three things that defeated (?) Moore were the false accusations - most if not all had been unraveled - the massive voter fraud (felons voting, many bussed over state lines, some voting multiple times only to name a few, and the hateful and determination of Mitch McConnell and the establishment who poured in millions to defeat Moore. McConnell knew he would be out in no time with Moore in the senate. Satan still roams the earth searching for those he can devour. My opinion of you has changed but I still love Sarah.

  • Janice Short

    12/16/2017 02:05 PM

    This is the problem with the Republican Party. They are willing to just stay home & give in to the other candidate. To many lives have been lost so we can have to freedom to vote. Shame, shame on anyone who would rather be lazy, stay home & NOT vote. These quitters should be ashamed of themselves for not exercising their right to vote!! So what you are saying is, "I'll just let the other party have my vote"! LAZY, LAZY,LAZY!!

  • Carol T Farmer

    12/16/2017 02:05 PM

    I am so proud of you and Sarah for standing up for the truth and telling it like it really is. Thank you. You and Sarah are greatly appreciated by my family. I know you are immensely proud of your daughter, that girl has a backbone!!

  • Diane Woodard

    12/16/2017 01:38 PM

    Mike, your comments were pretty correct. I wiuld like to add that during the first election to replace Sessions, Mo Brooks should not have thrown his hat into the ring. He should have waited for the neat general election as he had a secure position. Brooks helped divide Strange (whom we really wanted) and Moore votes which led to Alabama's sore loser rule leaving the opening for Jones. Evangelicals voted for Moore the first time relying only on their knowledge of his
    "Ten Commandments" activity. Yes, I am a born into the Baptist Faith Christian, but you would be very surprised to learn how little the General public really knows about the laws. I do vote my faith; But with a thorough understanding of how we vote and the necessity of conservatism! Moore shold never have run, we could see that he was going to scatter votes to the detriment of Alabama and American citizens.

  • Helen Tritt

    12/16/2017 01:33 PM

    I have read and heard about so much voter fraud taking place; people bussed in from other areas, resurrecting dead votes and any other way they can dream up to meet their quota. Judge Moore seems to be justified in refusing the count, too much ILLEGAL ACTIVITY GOING ON. Gov. Huckabee, I think your daughter Sara is great and she really puts those loons in the left in their PLACE. Good for her, doing a great job.
    Mitch McConnell needs to be replaced with a person who is COMPETENT. He should have retired long ago!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY, GOV.

  • NAncy (NAN) Isaacson

    12/16/2017 01:16 PM

    Dear Mike:

    Somehow I believe that many were offered $$$ to vote for Jones. The desperate Democrats will stop at nothing to get their power back!
    You have to be evil or non-thinking to vote for those who believe Abortion is not murder! Also that marriage can be changed by legislation--how stupid is that-- that God designed it and we need to obey it. The blessing of God is off this nation. We will have many more disasters. Unless Houston repents of having a huge Abortion industry, God will bring judgement again on that city.
    When oh when will people wake up, connect the dots---sin is a curse on this land.
    Sadly, the schools do not teach Bible, and so many are ignorant of God's Word. We are in a pitiful situation and unless governments pass only moral laws, we will continue the slide into weakness, debt and oblivion.

  • Don Sherwood

    12/16/2017 01:05 PM

    The Alabama vote proves only that the FAKE NEWS MEDIA still has power to CORRUPT the thinking of voters. Now, ACCUSATIONS are sufficient to influence voters and damage candidates! "Its the seriousness of the charge, not the proof, that warrants action" - now just another weapon in the arsenal of the unethical, unscrupulous, immoral Democrats. Until this changes, we will see this weapon deployed in every coming election!

    The Democrats were more than willing to sacrifice their own (Franken and Conyers) to empower their use of unsubstantiated, unproven charges to destroy Republicans!

  • Michael Egbert

    12/16/2017 12:59 PM

    Roy Moore lost because of complaints that were 30-40 years old. I'm curious...why did these women wait so long to "come forward"? Why weren't they complaining when he kept getting elected to the bench as a judge? Does anybody but me see something odd with this picture? Would it be prudent to set down some sort of Statute of Limitations for complaints to be made? Why weren't there any accusations of misconduct more recent? Did he "change" and stop?

  • Virginia Walcott

    12/16/2017 12:54 PM

    Sorry, but I don't believe Jones won. The democrats played every dirty trick in the book. There's a video out there showing a man stating people came from across the country to vote for Jones. Bullock County was caught with pre-marked Jones ballots. Supposedly a judge ordered them to be destroyed. If you think that was the only county that scanned fraudulent ballots, then you're being very naive. They employed the same tactics in 2016 with hopes it would be enough to steal it for Crooked Hillary. I pray the truth comes out and that is Judge Moore won and he is seated as the Senator of Alabama.

  • NANCY TEEL

    12/16/2017 12:54 PM

    I HAVE NO IDEA IF JUDGE MOORE IS GUILTY OR NOT. HOWEVER, 2 THINGS COME TO MIND.
    #1........HOW COME IT'S TAKEN 40 YEARS FOR ANYONE TO COMPLAIN AND WHY SO CLOSE TO AN ELECTION? HE'S RUN FOR OFFICE A NUMBER OF TIMES BEFORE THIS AND NEVER A BREATH OF SCANDAL BEFORE.
    #2........IF HE DID DO WHAT HE'S ACCUSED OF, WHY COULD HE NOT HAVE SEEN THE ERROR OF HIS WAYS AND ASKED GOD FOR FORGIVENESS AND CHANGED HIS LIFE AROUND?
    I JUST HAVE A HARD TIME SWALLOWING THESE CHARGES.

  • Jane Brasovan

    12/16/2017 12:44 PM

    I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment. Of course I always agree with you because your core values are the same as mine and God's. Keep heating it up and maybe we can pull off some more Rep. wins in the coming elections. We need to get this train rolling down the track. Have a blessed Christmas.

  • Robert G Burrell

    12/16/2017 12:41 PM

    Don't know if there is any truth to it but my wife was watching UTube and there were people bragging about coming from other states to vote for Doug Jones . If true we defiantly need to fix our voting system . I am a strong supporter of voter ID

  • rodney Burke

    12/16/2017 12:37 PM

    It's time for conservatives to take nancy as "that's the way she is, don't mind her, she is irrelevant". At this point not such but irrationality comes out of her mouth. If we ignore she'll get less press.

  • Carol Navarra

    12/16/2017 12:29 PM

    I respectfully disagree with your assessment of the Alabama election, Governor Huckabee. It was a full throttled character assassination of a good mans name, unlike anything I've ever seen, beside Clarence Thomas. At this juncture it has been found there was massive voter fraud. A close election can bring out the worst in Democrats. I believe we're missing a lot of votes that were cast for Moore. Look at Jeff Sessions previous election tallies, and something isn't adding up.
    Also, Roy Moore isn't guilty of molesting anyone, as the three more serious allegations by Corfman, Johnson, and Beverly Young Nelson were spurious at best. We've had Gloria Allred in the mix, and we know she paid or solicited payments to her clients to dump accusations on Donald Trump. Donald Trump was able to circumvent those allegations as he had top notch lawyers, being a billionaire. We know Roy Moore, who was a God fearing man, never cheated on his wife, with a pristine record for 40 years. Did Donald Trump have a pristine record for 40 years? No, he didn't, but we voted for the candidate who would straighten out the mess in Washington.
    At this juncture I believe we should support Roy Moore in this endeavor to keep the integrity of the elections, otherwise we'll have to say goodbye to our voting rights, and our system of Government.

  • Dianne Gilbert

    12/16/2017 12:21 PM

    What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Public personality or not, no one should suffer character assassination to the extent it is going on now; this practice lends itself to the destruction of our nation's electoral process. Are we headed back to the days of the Star Chamber? God forbid it!

  • Scerita A. Dugas

    12/16/2017 12:19 PM

    Mike I never like it when accusers pop out of the woodwork right around an election. I never was real sure of the real belief system of Judge Roy Moore; but, I did believe it would be better have a Republican in the spot in the Senate. But, the Alabama voters needed to decide and they did. Now they will have to live with their choice. I just hope it doesn't upset the balance in the Senate and stop the People's Agenda.

  • James Bryant

    12/16/2017 12:19 PM

    That's one way to get rid of a sexual misconduct charge... Lose the election

  • Paul Poole

    12/16/2017 12:10 PM

    Accused and found guilty by STUPID Republican Alabama voters. Due process is DEAD!!

  • Henry Flynn

    12/16/2017 11:57 AM

    In the Alabama election, there is no doubt in my mind that there was voter fraud, but no one wants to talk about that. No one wants to talk about the military vote either. Are the democrats so scared that the liberal media is not going to cover such important issues???

  • Norris Harod

    12/15/2017 04:58 PM

    The real problem is that McConnell first knocked out the true Conservative, Mo Brooks, and then Roy Moore as neither of these candidates would bow to his power. Mitch and his PAC have to go by April. Bannon will be very powerful in 2018 despite McConnell claims of gloom and doom for supporting anyone unless Mitch supports them. This Establishment swamp filling has to go.

  • Linda Mataya

    12/15/2017 01:17 PM

    Amen!

  • Finis Lee

    12/15/2017 12:11 PM

    I truly enjoy your commentary and try to read it every day. I believe the Democrat and Republican establishment got exactly what they wanted and kept Roy Moore from gaining a Senate seat. The Republicans now have a greater percentage of excuse not to pass anything (especially anything related to President Trump's agenda) and maintain the status quo. A majority of our leaders on both sides of the aisle have no desire to fix any of the mounting problems our nation faces. They are just there to draw the pay and maintain their status. We need term limits!

  • Susan Beck

    12/15/2017 11:55 AM

    I just read where people from other states were bussed in to vote. When is this fraudulent activity going to end??? Voter ID is absolutely necessary in order to safeguard our previous system of legal elections.
    Also, I love your daughter!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family.

  • marvin w kruger

    12/15/2017 03:13 AM

    When I read your comments I find it hard to believe you are in politics. You are sooooo grounded and sound like a regular person! God bless you and please keep it up.

  • Ethel L. Cenkner

    12/15/2017 02:59 AM

    With all the money spent investigating Russia for interfering with Trumps election, now it is beginning to look like Hillary and her supporters were the real ones that did the most interfering!

  • Gwyne Falo

    12/15/2017 02:12 AM

    What a disappointment, but at the same time, we know that God has allowed this defeat, and will use if for good, for His kingdom. It will be a warning to all who run for public office, as you mentioned, Governor Huckabee; it is like a colonoscopy, or an appointment with the X-ray machine, to see what may be hiding in your past. So as you said, politicians need to tell the truth or realize they may face judgment by someone they believed lost in the past. However, let's not even joke about Magic-8-balls, because we are truly dealing with demonic forces, not the flesh, and however you want to explain this election, the fact is that Judge Moore stood for God's ways, and the enemy of our souls hates God's ways, so all hell broke lose against Judge Moore. So my prayer is: Lord, we know that You are not surprised by this election's results. If there was foul play or a miscount, please let this truth be known, because we know that the enemy is the father of lies and is behind all who are for abortion and for gay marriages. We ask that Your light expose all evil, whether Judge Moore is elected or not after a recount, because it does not depend on men, but on You and Your mercy. We need Your mercy, Lord. Please grant us a window of time where the Bride of Christ can be without spot or wrinkle, blameless, Your spokesman, extracting the precious out of the worthless. Before You come to take us home, please enable us to glorify Your name by being the witnesses You want us to be. Raise up the prayers, Lord, for Your light to shine brighter in these last days. In Jesus' name. Amen. God bless you, Governor Huckabee, and may God bless America still.

  • Dee White

    12/14/2017 11:10 PM

    I have tried to subscribe to your newsletter 2 or more times. I still do not receive it. I have this problem no where else.

  • NAncy (NAN) Isaacson

    12/14/2017 10:55 PM

    Don't you just wonder how many persons the Demos paid off to vote for Jones. I think it was nearly a thousand or two. I saw them on the news rounding up blacks and others that normally don't vote, and I highly suspect they got them registered and PAID WELL. if not with their own funds, George Soros may have covered the Bill.
    I do not believe for one minute that those charges against Judge Moore are accurate. Again, Payola is the "name of the game, here" and the Demos have NO integrity nor honesty.
    FYI- you have to have a "criminal mind" to be a Democrat these days (not true before the 50's or 60;s) because anyone who supports the whole sale murder of the unborned has got to be somewhat evil.
    They just can't stand losing "power". Like spoiled kids they throw hysteric fits that Trump is in the White House. That is because he is coming against their theivery--yes, when you vote to not have to pay back loans from banks, that is THEFT!--- and oh yes, some of the Republicans are in on that one also. We will not win this battle until there are TERM LIMITS.
    Keep up the Good Work, Mike, and tell Sarah to stay right where she is. The media just can't stand TRUTH--but maybe it will change some thinking of that liberal bunch.

  • Sarah Menne

    12/14/2017 07:42 PM

    I'm sure everyone knows by now that ... so far ... they have discovered 12,000 dead people voting in the Alabama election...and a busload of illegals was apprehended who were going from poll place to poll place voting. And...several districts had many more votes than registered voters. This likely worked for Obama, so why not for Jones? It's not over, 'til its over, Folks! And as for Christian voters, whatever happened to the concept of "forgiveness" and not holding someone's past (40 years past) against them in the present even if the allegations turned out to be true? It's sure a good thing that God is NOT like this or likely none of us would make it to Heaven. Praise God for His mercy and grace!!

  • Michael Cullison

    12/14/2017 02:53 PM

    Bannon needs to step away.