Morning Edition - October 23

October 22, 2019

Over the weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez officially endorsed fellow socialist Bernie Sanders for President at a rally in New York.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/aoc-endorses-bernie-sanders-ahead-of-2020-primary

Much was made of the fact that the rally drew a massive crowd of about 26,000 people.  Less was made of the fact that it was held right next to America’s largest public housing complex, so it was ground zero for people who look favorably on government dependency. 

There were a lot of words said about the wonders of free government stuff leading to a bright and happy future, all of which should be discounted by anyone with an IQ above room temperature.  But the quote from AOC that really struck me was this:

“It wasn’t until I heard of a man by the name of Bernie Sanders that I began to question and assert and recognize my inherent value as a human being that deserves health care, housing, education, and a living wage.”

I could argue with that from a political or economic standpoint, but frankly, I find it profoundly sad on a far deeper level.  It’s disturbing to me that this young woman claims she never recognized her “inherent value as a human being” until she heard a socialist politician talking about all the free stuff the government owes her.  Your sense of value as a human being should come from knowing that you are a unique creation of a loving God, not from the federal government and a bunch of entitlement programs.  Of all the definitions of socialism I’ve ever heard, this may be both the most accurate and the most chilling. 

The RNC has created a short video in response to the rise of “Democratic socialism,” in which victims of socialism in other nations sound an alarm bell to Americans about what it really means.  We’re repeatedly assured that, oh no, they’re not pushing the poisonous Venezuelan-style socialism that’s destroyed that nation and is killing and oppressing its people.  But this clip provides stunning evidence that the sales pitch we’re hearing now is virtually identical to what the Venezuelans got when they were first enticed to, as one put it, give up a little freedom for a little piece of free candy. 

https://youtu.be/O4MTnFSAKeg

To try to leave you in a slightly lighter mood, here’s a satirical story from the conservative humor site, The Babylon Bee, on this same topic – but it’s the type of satire that’s more pointed than funny.  The headline is “Politics Now Nation’s Fastest Growing Religion.”  The claim that many leftists who’ve banished God and faith from their lives have a hole in their souls and a spiritual hunger that they are trying to fill by worshiping political messiahs and big government is a point that I’ve been making for a number of years now. 

https://babylonbee.com/news/politics-now-nations-fastest-growing-religion

 

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Mitt Romney’s secret Twitter account from which he allegedly knocks his critics and others under the fake name “Pierre Delecto” is all over the news, and somehow, my comments about it also made a little news, but in a twisted and misleading form.

I was asked about this topic on “Fox & Friends,” and I said flat-out what I honestly think (Mitt should try that sometime.) I said this: 

“He’s got a secret Twitter account. I find this just really stunning. The man is 72 years old. Having fake Twitter accounts on social media, that’s the work of kids, cowards, couch potatoes, and perverts like Carlos Danger…What on Earth does a United States Senator do calling himself ‘Pierre Delecto?’ If he’s got something to say, man up and say it, and let us all realize this guy is not a team player. He is still bitter because Donald Trump got elected and he didn’t. He needs to get over it. He needs to realize that the choice in this country is the choice between socialism and the very capitalism that he so celebrated, and it made him so incredibly uber-wealthy. And he needs to start embracing that’s the binary choice we face in this nation, between Donald Trump and whoever is on that stage for the Democrats.”

Now, out of all that, here’s the headline from Mediaite, with a similar take from other outlets:

“Mike Huckabee Compares Mitt Romney to ‘Perverts Like Carlos Danger’ For Secret Twitter Account”

https://www.mediaite.com/politics/mike-huckabee-compares-mitt-romney-to-perverts-like-carlos-danger-for-secret-twitter-account/

That makes it sound as if I called Romney a pervert.  You’ll note that I did not. I just included another politician with a secret Internet identity (who happened to be a pervert) among several other groups of immature people who don’t have the guts to show their true faces to the world.  If they were going to pick one of them that’s closest to my assessment of Romney, “cowards” would probably be the most accurate.

By the way, you’ll note that I said that in public, on a newsletter and website that both bear my full, real name. 

One other point worth mentioning: this shoddy incident provides one of the best illustrations I’ve ever seen of the difference between the Washington version of admirable behavior and the definition the rest of us have.  I admit, many of President Trump’s indelicate, sometimes profane statements and Tweets make me wince – maybe because I’m a Southern Baptist from Arkansas, not a construction guy from New York.  But at least he’s standing up in public, telling you what he really thinks and not hiding behind false names or a phony smile or a double face.

In Washington, that means he’s “not Presidential” and unfit for his job and must be removed.

On the other hand, if you hide your true face…if you stab your own team in the back while posturing as a paragon of moral superiority…if you call someone “my esteemed colleague” while slandering him off the record to the media…if you feign getting the vapors over someone else’s bluntly honest public statements while dispensing your own venom under a fake name on a secret Twitter account…then you are considered a perfect example of the kind of smooth-talking sophisticate who exemplifies the consummate politician. 

This is why so many of us occasionally wince at Trump’s impolite and impolitic comments, but when that swamp full of DC snakes claims that he’s not fit for office and needs to go, our gut reaction is, “How about if he stays and all the rest of you go?” 

 

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If there’s one thing the media agree on, it’s that President Trump is the biggest liar ever to enter the White House.  Why, he lies with every breath. By one account, he’s told over 12,000 lies.  And how did he rack up this remarkable tally of lies?

Easy.  All you have to do is define all of the following as “lies”:

*  Opinions that liberals disagree with.

*  Policy changes that don’t match previous policies (because they’re changes).

*  Facts and figures that liberals don’t like.

*  Humorous exaggerations that liberals don’t get.

*  Jokes at liberals’ expense.

Those last two alone probably account for at least 6,000 of Trump’s “lies,” including some really famous ones like “inviting Russia to hack Hillary’s email account (Trump was joking that they should share her deleted emails with the FBI because everyone assumed they'd already stolen them – by that point, Hillary had long since erased and smashed all her devices, so it would’ve been impossible for anyone to “hack” her.)   

I lay out all this background just to show the glaring double-standard to which the media hold Democrats and Republicans. Remember when Republicans were criticized for claiming Obama lied about being able to keep your health care plan and your doctor (even Politifact eventually had to admit that was the “Lie of the Year.”) Adam Schiff serves up more lies than McDonald’s does Big Macs (still waiting to see that “proof” of Russian collusion), yet he’s treated as if he’s worthy of anything other than contempt, ridicule and expulsion from Congress (to his credit, the Washington Post’s fact-checker did give Schiff “Four Pinocchios” for one of his whoppers, but then the paper went right back to credulously repeating his impeachment propaganda.)

AOC also gave us a taste of leftist baloney, declaring that, of course, Trump has committed many impeachable offenses.  But when pressed for an example, she claimed that there were too many to name just one. 

Now, it appears that Sen. Kamala Harris is eager to follow in AOC and Schiff’s footsteps. Harris went before a national TV audience (well, she went on CNN, anyway) and declared that Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has “clearly broken many laws.” When Anderson Cooper went off-script to ask what laws he broke, this was her reply:

“Well I, I, I don’t know. We’re going to find out.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/kamala-harris-goes-national-tv-cant-actually-say-laws-giuliani-broke-dont-know/

Wouldn’t the time to find out whether someone had “clearly broken many laws” be before you accused them of it on national television?  To make matters worse, Harris is the former Attorney General of California, so you’d think she’d have a nodding acquaintance with the law – although a close look at her record might disabuse you of that notion.  

(She’s also recently been grandstanding about the importance of protecting whistleblowers after having filed multiple felony charges in California against the whistleblowing undercover reporters who exposed Planned Parenthood.)

I eagerly await the “Liar, liar, pantsuit on fire” stories about Kamala Harris that I’m sure the media will be presenting in…3, 2, 1…Hey, where are they?!

 

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Here’s yet more proof that the mindless kowtowing to the radical transgender rights movement will spell the end of women’s sports: the latest winner of a women’s world cycling championship in England is a biological male who identifies as a female.  And if you dare suggest that s/he enjoyed any biological strength advantage over the born-female competitors, well, then you’re a bigot.  Except, finally, people are beginning to raise their voices in protest of this obvious reality-defying madness.

https://www.westernjournal.com/transgender-cyclist-wins-womens-world-championship-goes-critics/

Here’s a question I’d love to see these advocates of inventing their own reality answer: if a man identifying as a woman makes him a woman with no biological advantage over other female competitors, then why can’t a 280-pound boxer identify as a flyweight and win the world flyweight championship by beating the daylights out of a 110-pound boxer?

In a related story, if you didn’t like the CW Network’s new series “Batwoman” in which the Caped Crusader is reimagined as an out-and-loud lesbian fighting for social justice and which bombed in the ratings, then according to some LGBTQ activists, that, too, means you’re a bigot. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/viewers-blamed-pro-lgbt-batman-spinoff-bombs/

Okay, so the Rotten Tomatoes audience positive rating is a dismal 12%; that can only mean that alt-right male sexist bigots conspired to rig the poll.  After all, the critics gave it a 70% positive rating, and that couldn’t possibly be because they’re too scared of being slammed on Twitter to tell you what they really thought.

As for the fact that some of the professional critics who are women admitted that it was “cringe-worthy,” “painful to watch” and “a struggle to get through,” well, the obvious response to that would be...Shut up!!

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  • Lois Dommer

    10/24/2019 11:19 AM

    In speaking about Romney and his negative comments, it would behoove us to avoid anything negative about President Trump since he is standing up against so many adversities.

  • Remedios Cruz

    10/24/2019 12:14 AM

    Thanks so much Governor..... keep it going, we need the news from you.... the real one!!!

  • Dot Whitley

    10/23/2019 07:48 PM

    Honestly I don't think I could stand reading about these stupid, deceived, and too ignorant to know it people , if it wasn't for the completely honest, and very simple plain common sense answers from you. There just has to be a sane ending to this news, and thank the Lord for giving you enough knowledge, and sense to do it .
    Dot Whitley

  • Paulette Taylor

    10/23/2019 05:43 PM

    Thank you Governor Huckabee for your honest reports. Maybe Mitt and Hilary can found a Losers and Can't Get Over it Club. I have a feeling they will be admitting a lot of Democrats after the November 2, 2020 election.

  • jack macdonald

    10/23/2019 03:09 PM

    Off the top of my head comments: As I read now about Romney I wonder why I had so little info as to what kind of a phoney creep this man is before I voted for him for President. Why would the GOP promote such a loser? He is a totally disgusting human being who cares zippo for our country. A real person with an ounce of courage would support the President of his party and what kind of idiots are there in Utah that voted for this disgrace? Did they think they were voting for a person who would support Trump's agenda? A guess an idiot like I was when I voted for the Romney/Ryan ticket only to find out later what two faced weasels they are in fact.

    Unrelated thought on the deep state. What in the hell is our current FBI director working on? Is he a Sessions offspring? I can't believe the FBI is being purified under this feckless person. If you are in the process of draining the swamp or purging the deep state you DO NOT leave such a person anywhere near the levers of power! Just my opinion

  • Mike Smith

    10/23/2019 02:35 PM

    re: AOC & BS ( no, Bernie Sanders )

    ? Alexander Fraser Tytler
    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury."

  • Michael Minic

    10/23/2019 02:03 PM

    "If there’s one thing the media agree on, it’s that President Trump is the biggest liar ever to enter the White House. Why, he lies with every breath. By one account, he’s told over 12,000 lies."

    I hate this "fact" being promoted everywhere. It's even made it's way into entertainment ostensibly suited for children: https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2019/10/06

    I know, answering every liberal with a microphone or a pen would be a multitude of full-time jobs. But just once I'd like to see someone put Mr. Trudeau in his place (that's the cartoonist, not the PM of Canada). There may be a lot of opinion in his work, but I've seen more than a few outright lies. I know, I shouldn't let it bug me.

  • Don Crumbley

    10/23/2019 12:57 PM

    Gov. Rush hit the nail on the head in his broadcast on 10/23. Trump is our surrogate for the election in 2016 and the Dems in continually attempting to remove Trump from office from day one of the election results, are attempting to over turn the vote of every voter that voted for our surrogate. Impeaching President Trump is over turning my vote and every voter that voted for Donald Trump. If the Dems want to have their surrogate in the Whitehouse, then they need to do it at the ballot box by convincing the voter that they can do a better job in managing the government. Power is vested in the voter, not some trickery game in Congress to try to impeach and remove President Trump and overturn our vote in 2016. Power is vested in the voter, not the elite deep staters.

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    10/23/2019 12:41 PM

    While Mitt Romney is very religious, I would suggest he (as well as myself) open the Bible and read the words of Jesus regarding what comes out of our mouth proceeds from the heart. Like the pharisees, he appears outwardly to be a very moral man of faith, yet secretly harbors hatred and resentment toward our president. It is inconsistent for both to exist simultaneously and when we are more concerned with our public image rather than truth perhaps a spiritual adjustment is in order.

  • David Berry

    10/23/2019 12:22 PM

    I keep repeating the Democratic moto - seven 2-letter words - It is ok if we do it.

  • Doris Hall

    10/23/2019 11:48 AM

    Dear Governor Huckabee, I love your morning & evening editions! I delete most emails I get from other people during the day because I feel, you as a God fearing person, will give us the "truth" about the matter at hand.

    I am now 78 years old but from the time I graduated from business college in 1960 until 1985, I worked for some of the largest construction companies in the USA. I had the privilege of working with men who were in charge of building refineries and chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana, costing millions and millions of dollars to build.

    For twenty-five or more years, I watched how these smart men operated. They are a breed all by themselves. Their talk, their temperament, and their behavior is very different. Most of the time, they got the job done, ahead of schedule and saved these big companies lots of money. President Trump has that same quality.

    I love "Huckabee" on Saturday nights and love it when you are on Fox. Wish you would have Jimmy Swaggart and his cousins on your show sometime. I saw Mickey when he was on. We live about 5/6 blocks from him, here in Pasadena, Tx. Happy to see Sarah on Fox! May God bless you and your family greatly. (Please don't post online!) Doris Hall

  • Bruce Marconett

    10/23/2019 11:48 AM

    When are the Republicans going to call out this Fake impeachment for what it is?? It's a Charade! pure and simple. It's been a relentless chant since ELECTION NIGHT! They know they can't win. What they want is to damage Mr.Trump's presidential run by flooding lies and rumors to a gullible and rabidly blind general population...just enough to hopefully defeat him in 2020. The gutless wonder Republicans are not willing to align with the President for fear of the Fake garbage sticking to them come elections!! The dems are going to ride this as long and hard as possible. They wont vote and make ti an 'official' inquiry because it would the be 'PUT UP OR SHUT UP,' an it would be all over with!!!!
    The Republicans need to find some Principles and some guts and BLOW THIS THING OUT OF THE WATER!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

  • Janalea M Renau

    10/23/2019 11:39 AM

    Governor, when is all this harassment going to stop with our President.
    IS there nothing we can do to save our country ?
    The Democrats are holding us hostage and they are destroying our country.
    I pray for our country and our President.
    We are in the last day so much of this is expected.God bless you.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    10/23/2019 11:24 AM

    If you have a " Y " chromosome, you're a MAN. Live with it and be the best man you can be. My mother-in-law, who was from Dardanelle, AR, would often say - wish in one hand and poop in the other, and see which hand fills up faster. I can't imagine the hands of trannies ;-}

  • Jerry

    10/23/2019 11:12 AM

    I have committed that Pepe Romney has been a filthy man most of his life and his child like behavior is just one point he has proven my point. Most decent people figured Pepe out after a few moments being with him

  • Ralph Anderson

    10/23/2019 11:12 AM

    Read you every day. Keep it up

  • Francis Xavier Rullan

    10/23/2019 10:56 AM

    Mike, I understand two wrongs never do not make a right. My question is this, when did the etymology of the word "lynching" become this racially hypersensitive resulting in the kind of media coverage we are seeing about this President Trump story today? This certainly was not the case in 1998 when then-Sen. Biden (D-Del.) used the same terminology in a 1998 interview with CNN. Here's his direct quote referencing then President Clinton, "Even if the president should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense." I look forward to you most appreciated response and respected opinion.

  • Robert Crane

    10/23/2019 10:45 AM

    Mike , it's great to hear the truth,

  • Susan Senner

    10/23/2019 10:43 AM

    Your newsletters should be published in a daily column. Problem is that no newspaper is worthy. Such a pathetic state we are in with our news media. I have a journalism degree and would dissuade anyone from earning one now. Thank you, Governor!

  • DAVID DOZIER

    10/23/2019 10:41 AM

    THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TOTALY IGNORED BUSINESS ON BEHALF OF AMERICANS SINCE TRUMP WAS ELECTED. ALL DEMOCRATS ARE INTERESTED IN IS HAMERING TRUMP AND IMPEACHMENT.
    THERE IS NOT ONE DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT THAT COULD HANDLE THE JOB!!
    KEEP UP GOOD WORK AND SUPPORTING TRUMP.

  • Nancy Klus

    10/23/2019 10:36 AM

    All I can say to all of this is UBELIEVABLE! How on earth do we change
    all of this...the lying especially...making up whatever you want to because you don't like the person. God help us. He is the only one who can! The hate is
    tearing us apart. Nancy Klus

  • Toni DeFronzo

    10/23/2019 10:18 AM

    Ronald Ceurvels stated my exact sentiments!

    I so missed your column being posted last night, because I sleep better, knowing that there is a truth teller in our midst, with a sense of humor!

  • Charles Balsley

    10/23/2019 09:48 AM

    Your honesty and common sense are refreshing. Stay the course

  • Ramona Armstrong Briscoe

    10/23/2019 09:42 AM

    Thank you, for all, your honest news...Americans are tired of all the fake news...Americans want our nation with God, Jesus Christ always...amen

  • L Lee Hartman

    10/23/2019 09:30 AM

    Loved content today Mike! Live your faith and speak truth.