Evening Edition - January 21

January 21, 2020 |

I know that not even English majors still study Shakespeare in some colleges because, after all, what can they possibly learn from an old, dead, white guy? But here’s a quote from “Hamlet” that couldn’t be more timely: Methinks Joe Biden and the Democrats “doth protest too much.”

With the Trump impeachment proceedings finally reaching the point at which Trump’s people will be allowed to defend him, Democrats are obviously starting to panic at the thought that their demand to call more witnesses to prop up their pathetic case might blow up in their faces by allowing Senate Republicans to call Joe and Hunter Biden for an under-oath grilling. In an obvious attempt to prevent that, the Biden campaign issued an “open memo” to the media (it’s always convenient when the media get their content directly from Democrats’ campaign flacks.)

The memo warns the media not to spread Trump supporters’ “disinformation” about corruption involving the Bidens and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma (“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”) because that’s “malicious” and “unsubstantiated” allegations for which there is not only “no evidence” but a “mountain of evidence that actively debunks it.”

Funny, I do a lot of flying, but I admit that I’ve never looked down and noticed that particular mountain. Neither has the Washington Examiner, which examined the Biden campaign’s over-the-top denial and found plenty of evidence to debunk that.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/joe-biden-is-not-in-the-clear-on-impeachment-and-his-campaign-knows-it

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On a related note, if you’d like to know how seriously to take Joe Biden’s claims that he’s the only one spreading accurate information, take a look at this story:

https://www.westernjournal.com/joe-biden-links-trump-kkk-speaking-black-church/

While speaking Sunday at a black church in South Carolina, Biden unconscionably tried to link President Trump’s views to the KKK (created by Democrats) and Bull Connor (a Democratic politician), and once again claimed that Trump said there were “very fine people” on the side of the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Now, there’s an example of a malicious lie that has been thoroughly debunked, and yet Joe is repeating it yet again – and this time, in CHURCH!

I guess it’s to be expected from the same man who told a predominantly black crowd in 2012 that if the Republican won, “They gonna put y’all back in chains.” And he was talking about Mitt Romney. He was also making a reference to slavery, which Republicans like Abraham Lincoln fought a war against Southern Democratic states to end.

In response to Biden’s defamatory and dishonest race-baiting, I’ll just quote this tweet from Charlie Kirk: “Only in America could a President achieve the lowest-ever black and Hispanic unemployment, have black business startups skyrocket 400%, see wages go up for black workers, advocate for prison reform, pardon wrongfully convicted people of color, and still be called a racist.”

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Rudy Giuliani appeared Monday on Laura Ingraham’s show on Fox News to respond to the last-minute allegations by former associate Lev Parnas that he knew President Trump was pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden.

Giuliani said Parnas is a demonstrated liar who didn’t just lie, he “lied stupidly.” He said what he means by that is that Parnas allegedly told lies that are contradicted by the other people involved, by a tape recording, and by passport records. He said he was misled by Parnas, but he still feels sorry for him because he believes he’s making up lies for the prosecutors in hopes it will get him a reduced prison sentence in an unrelated case.

Video and full details are here, if you want to spend any more time even thinking about something that originated on the Rachel Maddow show.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/rudy-giuliani-heartbroken-by-stupid-lies-by-lev-parnas-hes-trying-to-avoid-jail-like-michael-cohen

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Just like liberals thinking they’re on the winning side of history by aborting their own children, Harvard law students are refusing to apply as law clerks with the increasing numbers of Trump-appointed judges. Since being a judicial law clerk is an important early step on the road to becoming a judge, that means these Ivy League leftists are stepping aside to create openings for students from state schools who weren’t indoctrinated into socialism. That thins the potential herd of future liberal activist judges while increasing the pool of conservative nominees. Plus, the Trump judges will have law clerks who reflect their philosophies instead of constantly trying to lobby and skew them to the left.

I’d call that a win-win-win! Thanks, Harvard Law leftists, for removing yourselves from the judicial gene pool!

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/01/harvard-law-students-avoid-applying-for-clerkships-with-trump-appointed-judges.html

Tuesday Funnies: At a time like this, we could all use a good laugh. So here’s the latest wisdom from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who declared that America doesn’t have a left party because “the Democratic Party is a center, or a center-conservative Party.” I would say, "They're centrist compared to what, Venezuela?!" but on second thought, no...not even compared to Venezuela.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-claims-democratic-party-is-a-center-conservative-party-the-democratic-party-is-not-a-left-party/

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What A Way To Go

By “Huckabee” writer/pop culture historian Pat Reeder (http://www.facebook.com/hollywoodhifibook)

Saturday night at a songwriters festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, David Olney was performing with two other singer/songwriters as part of a round-table show. Olney, a highly regarded veteran in the world of contemporary folk music, paused in mid-song, said, “I’m sorry,” shut his eyes and lowered his chin to his chest. At first, everyone thought he just needed a moment to collect his thoughts. But then they realized he’d stopped breathing. CPR failed to revive him. Olney had passed away of a heart attack in mid-song. He hadn’t even dropped his guitar. He was 71.

https://www.westernjournal.com/singer-songwriter-david-olney-reportedly-says-sorry-crowd-dies-onstage-performance/

We wanted to share this story with you for three reasons: first, because Olney was a great talent and a man beloved by all who knew him, and with so much garbage and profane noise getting all the attention in the music world, we like to be able to introduce you to someone who spent his lifetime creating really fine songs. The late Townes Van Zandt, acclaimed as one of the greatest songwriters ever, once said his favorite music writers were “Mozart, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bob Dylan and Dave Olney." You can learn more about him here: https://davidolney.com

Second, because while it’s tragic to lose him, it’s also inspiring to think of someone quietly and peacefully leaving this life while engaged in doing the thing he loved most.

Third, the story at the link is largely told by one of the two singer/songwriters who was performing right next to him, Amy Rigby. Amy is a friend of ours. We love her music so much that when my wife, fellow “Huckabee” writer and retro jazz singer Laura Ainsworth, released her first CD, she chose one of Amy’s songs, “Keep It To Yourself,” as the title track.

Our prayers and sympathies to David Olney’s family and fans, and to our friend Amy, for what we’re sure must’ve been a very sad and difficult experience.

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  • Michael Garrett

    01/23/2020 05:07 PM

    Insanity knows no boundaries when it comes to today's Democrats. We must be living in an age of parallel universes because today's liberal is not living in any kind of reality.
    Michael K. Garrett
    Trinidad, Colo. 81082

  • Karen Mannelin

    01/22/2020 10:17 PM

    I continue to and look forward each day, to Mr. Huckabee’s daily thoughts and observations! His great sense of humor is the icing on the cake.
    We still miss Sarah, please give her our love and look forward to her next milestone. We know she will ‘ ROCK’ at whatever she chooses to do. Truly hope she will run for Governor, as we’d heard a while back!!!

  • Jerry Korba

    01/22/2020 03:32 PM

    Miserable Nadler what or whom does he thinks he is speaking too. Someone tell him he not in the House of Rep. where the civility is zero and IQ is lower than scum. I know the Left is trying to agitate the smarter people they lack the skill to communicate on their level so they make up statements that are not truthful and expect the accused to come down to their level and argue like the morons on the left. Like kinder care all the Conservatives should do is mark the boundaries where the Morons can go they are in charge the Left should have shock collars on them Roberts should shock them when they get out of line. It's time; these people can not monitor or manage themselves they are addicted to Hate and just keep lashing out the same old garbage. MAGA Deport Lefties.Iran would like 5 million of them we would like to give them 10 million. That a start to cleaning up America.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    01/22/2020 10:36 AM

    Interesting to hear about David Olney from you - it could have easily been covered by any of " The Media ". How many times do you suppose we'll get to see the tape of Biden bragging about his perfidy in front of the Council on Foreign Relations - he set up his entire family. He oughta share a prison cell with...Lori Loughlin - they could discuss...executive privilege ;-}

  • Jerry Korba

    01/22/2020 08:23 AM

    What an embarrassment the Left is its worse than embarrassment it is like looking at a person that has been diagnosed with a bad disease. Although treatable the agony of getting well will take a bitter fight. Thats how I feel about the Left this Country needs to vote out these cancers I view Schiff Pelosi Nadler Schumer and most of the Lefts Congress members as a cancer that destroys the greatness this country offers. To rid this country of Aides and Cancers are great achievements to rid the Left and its Media of this country would be a great achievement a healthy United States and Healthy People is what America is The Left like Cancer needs to be eradicated. MAGA

  • Walter Brannen

    01/22/2020 04:26 AM

    How can "we the people" rise up against this coup attempt of our President and not just vote them out of office but prosecute them?

  • Shelley Jordan

    01/22/2020 02:36 AM

    I am Praying ?? for David Olney’s family, band, friends, loved ones, and fans. I am also praying that his graceful passing shines a light on people in a special way!

  • Rodolfo Monteforte

    01/22/2020 12:05 AM

    Please Sir can you pass this message to all the Republicans; that is, to Not be stupid and to let the democrats carry on the impeachment charade that they have started. It is so outrageous that we see such double standards and that the republicans play along their game. Literally it is sickening. They will not stop at anything and everything is at stake here from our morality to our laws the same constitution is trampled by these so called "legal analysts". Please give them a lesson they won't forget! Once and for all. I can just imagine if a democrat takes the reign in the future. We need to wake up and send them where they belong and that is in a very warm place like hell, the next president of U.S.A were he/she to be a democrat WILL HAVE TO BE IMPEACHED to make sure this will Never happen again. I can suspect what people in the world are saying about a country so great as America, simply that the lefties are taken advantage of it.
    Show the world who the left is and why they need to be stopped, since the main stream media will not. The left with the media are the true bullies. Thank you.

  • Paul E Avizinis

    01/22/2020 12:00 AM

    It is very annoying and deceptive to call politicians like Biden and Pelosi, et al Democratic. They are Democrats and belong to the Democrat party. Nothing they do is democratic. The adjective describing them is Democrat. It may seem like small potatoes but non-Americans and Americans with limited English receive a free message that these Democrats must be good people because they are democratic. Yes, it may sound a little harsh to say "Democrat politician", but then, they are. Listen around with new ears and hear and see the number of times that term is splayed each day. Thank you for keeping us all in the loop. God bless you.

  • George Neiiendam

    01/21/2020 11:57 PM

    Another excellent summing up by Mike. I especially like the part about Democrats panicking
    because Republicans might now be able to call impeachment witnesses too. Please, Mike do
    another such real analysis regarding the remarkable disappearing free speech on too many of
    our institutions of "higher learning." the universities and colleges, where it is not only fashionableto trash all things conventional, it is now. more than ever, de rigueur if you want
    to be considered and intellectual

  • Geoffrey spiro

    01/21/2020 11:31 PM

    Olney? Wow...I must write songs now

  • DONNA STEPP

    01/21/2020 10:29 PM

    YOU'RE RIGHT ON THE MONEY AS USUAL. WE LIVE A SLIGHT PIECE AWAY AND HAVE YET TO GET INTO A SHOW. BUT...HUBBY & I WATCH FAITHFULLY.

  • Amelia Little

    01/21/2020 10:24 PM

    I was glad to see the Republican House members who will be present for the impeachment debacle. They were very impressive through all the House sham.

  • Edie Faylor

    01/21/2020 09:41 PM

    I am reading Profiles in Corruption - I hope the Republicans call the Bidens to testify and roast them big time. Great book, too bad no one is paying attention. When I read the one about the Clintons I was sure she would be charged with corruption, but it never happened. Will it ever? I wonder!

  • Steve Mattie

    01/21/2020 08:46 PM

    Could not a presidential veto be considered an “obstruction of congress”? Just curious as a ridiculous impeachment trial can be held against any president

  • Linda Elliott

    01/21/2020 08:31 PM

    Once again a well written article. Thanks for keeping us so well informed.

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/21/2020 07:31 PM

    Following what, lately, seems to be, very often, what authors the comment I make ......(which is that a particular sentence...or sentences....jumps out at me)...I will begin THIS comment BY copying and pasting the first sentence that jumped out at me.....which was: "Democrats are obviously starting to panic at the thought that their demand to call more witnesses to prop up their pathetic case might blow up in their faces by allowing Senate Republicans to call Joe and Hunter Biden for an under-oath grilling." ....NOW...the REASON this statement jumped out at me is because I cannot begin to conceive how the Democrats could not have known, in advance, that their demand for more witnesses could not have HAD any other "end-product" but THAT Senate Republicans would counter their demand WITH the demand THAT Joe and Hunter Biden also be called in to be witnesses!

    The next statement that jumped out at me was: "While speaking Sunday at a black church in South Carolina, Biden unconscionably tried to link President Trump’s views to the KKK (created by Democrats) and Bull Connor (a Democratic politician), and once again claimed that Trump said there were “very fine people” on the side of the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville.".....and the REASON this statement jumped out at me was because what Joe did in this church bears witness to the he who is in the world with whom he walks....BECAUSE....

    That he....the evil one himself....is the only one who would have made the kind
    of mockery Joe made of the HE that founded the church....because the HE that founded the church was our Lord Jesus and He founded it so that this body of Christ could spread His gospel message of LOVE...and oblivious TO that "light" of truth....and He who IS truth...did Joe Biden not only lie, but, rather than spread LOVE he spread HATE....that could even move one of his hearers to shed blood!

    You bet this kind of wickedness on Joe's part could AUTHOR the kind of corruption he, and his son, are being accused of!!

  • Sandy Eno

    01/21/2020 07:19 PM

    Mr.Huckabee, I am so darn mad about this impeachment I can’t see straight. If the Senate doesn’t uphold our constitution I am convinced our beloved republic is dead. The democrats have become so consumed by hate that I will never vote for a democrat again. I can’t even stand to watch this.

  • Jay H Mohler

    01/21/2020 06:51 PM

    What a shocking and stunning way to go. I hope that he was ready to meet his God and creator!!

  • Bobbie Cooper

    01/21/2020 06:36 PM

    If you have any footage of David Olney performing that is available to you, would you consider using it on your Saturday night TV show? I never miss it and would love to see such a lovely man in performance.

  • Helen j

    01/21/2020 06:28 PM

    We as Americans are sick of the Democrats . We need to pray ?? harder for the Lord to end this charade of nonsense.

  • Donald Buchholz

    01/21/2020 06:10 PM

    You did good on this edition. Keep on keeping on.

  • Sam Ratzlaff

    01/21/2020 06:01 PM

    The way your next to last paragraph is worded, Laura Ainsworth is your wife. Is that so?

  • Pam Junkersfeld

    01/21/2020 05:47 PM

    Gov., is there any way that we can tell America that we do not want our vote for Pres Trump to be canceled. They continue to claim America wants to hear John Bolton, Mike Melvaney, Perry, etc. I’m an American and I do not. I don’t believe the polls saying America wants the impeachment. We do not. I talk to many people everyday and I think over the past 2 mos maybe 2 people have said yes. The rest are no. My blood boils when they make this claim. It’s like I don’t belong here anymore. I’m not one of them. Few people I believe are wanting this nonsense. I continue to call and email these legislators and senators, telling them they are not speaking for the people they represent when they say and act so corruptly. Anymore I can do?

  • Olan P Tratchel

    01/21/2020 05:05 PM

    Thanks, Governor, Keep up the good work to promote sound thinking above the Swamp.