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Today's Commentary --- In case anybody's wondering, I'm not just preaching to the choir -- Huck PAC's Political impact -- October surprise -- Too much government -- Police association rescinds endorsement -- The Baltic Experience 2019 -- Huck's Heroine -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
My readers know I see their comments, though it’s impossible to answer them all personally. It’s great when people agree with me and appreciate what I have to say, or even get a laugh, but I don’t see my writings as some kind of “safe space” in which I’m just preaching to the choir and not being challenged in any way by people of a different political or philosophical persuasion.
That’s why I’ve chosen to respond to reader John E’s comment on my just-for-fun essay, “20 Questions for Rod Rosenstein.” He sent several additional questions for Rosenstein to answer, none having the least bit to do with what Rosenstein is being called in to talk about, and none of them for fun (too bad), but all having to do with Trump, some of them concerning his activities and investments from years gone by. Maybe he was just trying to be snarky, but I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he genuinely desires answers. Oh, and he finished with a special question just for me, I guess because he likes me so much.
Since Rosenstein isn’t answering questions right now and perhaps will be taking his sweet time about it, I thought I’d go ahead and surprise John E by answering all of his questions myself, as matter-of-factly as possible while trying to stay brief. Keep in mind that some of the questions could have entire books written about them; in fact, they probably have. I’m not a lawyer, either, as Rosenstein is, but here goes...
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Huck PAC's Political Impact
By Mike Huckabee
My political action committee Huck PAC is a grassroots organization that relies solely on the financial support of individuals and our endorsements reflect their views.
In 2018, Huck PAC has donated $194,800 directly to candidates (9 US Senate races, 27 US House races, 5 Governors races and 23 Arkansas races).
At the end of this week, we will announce another round of endorsements and donations.
By Mike Huckabee
I’m old enough to remember the good old days, when an “October Surprise” meant that someone dug up a political candidate’s old DUI arrest or a photo of him with a cutie on his knee on a boat named “Monkey Business.” Ah, the age of innocence!
Now, we’re less than two weeks from an election, and people are threatening and assaulting those who disagree with their politics, smashing and burning cars because of their bumper stickers, stealing and burning yard signs, calling each other "Hitler" on the Internet, mailing pipe bombs, and blaming the President for someone mailing pipe bombs before anyone even knows who mailed the pipe bombs or why.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that these days, the biggest October Surprise of all would be turning on the news and hearing something that’s not insane.
Too much government
By Mike Huckabee
Pollsters who’ve been pushing the “blue wave” narrative for months are now quietly backing away from it. There are many reasons, but here’s one that nobody’s mentioned: maybe Americans have realized, or remembered, how much they don’t like being bossed around by the government.
President Trump took office on a vow to slash federal regulations, and he’s done so at an even faster clip than he promised. The result is that people who felt hamstrung from starting or growing a business under the regulation-crazy Obama Administration are now flourishing, creating businesses and jobs and boosting incomes and tax revenues. And it appears that Americans are noticing how much better life is when government does the minimum required and otherwise gets out of the way.
A new Gallup poll found that only 39% of Americans now think there are too many government regulations, down from a whopping 48% during the Obama years. Another 33% think the number is about right, and 25% think we need more government regulations.
In short, if the election boils down to the question of whether Americans like jobs, freedom and prosperity or overweening federal micromanagement of every aspect of our lives, then the Democrats can only count on getting about 25% of the vote.
Police association rescinds endorsement
By Mike Huckabee
The Arizona State Troopers Association rescinded its endorsement of Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema. The union’s executive board voted to endorse Sinema without consulting the members, and an email poll found that they did not agree with that decision and wanted the union to remain neutral, so it will.
Let’s hope this is the start of a long-overdue trend of union leaders no longer endorsing leftwing candidates that their members do not support. It’s high time they were reminded that the job of a union leader is to represent the workers, not a particular political party.
Oh, and since each day brings us a new eye-popping statement from the dark, cobwebby closest of Krysten Sinema’s liberal past, here’s one for Thursday: an unearthed clip from a radio interview in which she declares herself to be “the most liberal legislator in the entire state of Arizona.” To her credit, at least this time, she didn’t refer to it as the “crazy state of Arizona.”
The Baltic Experience 2019
I am thrilled to announce an unforgettable trip to the Baltics for the summer of 2019! After many years of the Israel Experiences and our most recent trip the Mediterranean Experience cruise, we are bringing you another phenomenal cruise, the Baltic Experience! This all-inclusive cruise will feature some of the most beautiful places in the Baltic Sea and we will get to travel to and absorb these destinations aboard a luxury cruise ship from the Azamara Cruise line. If you have traveled with us before, you already know that all-inclusive means exactly that and there are no surprises along the way. The Baltic Experience will be no different. And when the weather is often unbearably hot throughout most of the US in August, we will be enjoying the cool and delightful weather that makes travel in the Baltic region perfect. Once again we have the entire ship and will fill our time on board with spectacular entertainment and special guests. In addition to the cruise we have multiple pre and post cruise offerings you can choose from to extend your trip. Our last cruise sold out in record time so we encourage you to get your cabin secured soon. We look forward to traveling with you soon and as always we will work tirelessly and do everything in our control to bring you The Greatest Trip.
See you on the boat,
By Mike Huckabee
Here's an amazing story of a Huck’s Heroine, Koeberle Bull of Lumberton. As any mom would, she got upset when some crazy stranger on Facebook left threatening racist comments on a photo of her children. But she didn’t just block him. She had a “gut feeling” that something was wrong with that guy, and she went to work to find out more. It wasn’t easy – he lived over 650 miles away in Kentucky and he’d blocked her from his Facebook account – but by contacting people with access to his page, she learned who he was and that he’d posted other disturbing messages and photos of himself holding a gun.
So Bull contacted local police, who to their great credit took her call seriously and went straight to his home to check it out. They found in his possession “a firearm, over 200 rounds of ammunition, a Kevlar vest, a 100-round high capacity magazine and a detailed plan of attack” on a local school.
Some are calling Bull’s gut feeling “Divine intervention.” I wouldn’t argue against it. But let’s also give plenty of credit to her, for her dogged “mom’s intervention.” She saw something, and she said something. She didn’t stop digging even when it was inconvenient, and she likely saved countless lives. Imagine what might have happened if the police and school officials in Parkland, Florida, had been as determined to protect children as she was.
Evening Edition - October 24
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
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