March 24, 2020

Reader: Timeline shows Congress' warped impeachment priority as virus took off

From the Gov:

Thanks for passing along this story! Here's the original Breitbart piece, by Joel B. Pollak...


For Your Convenience: In one infuriating list, all the leftwing fantasies that have nothing to do with the coronavirus and that Nancy Pelosi insisted be put into the urgent, emergency economy rescue bill or the Democrats would keep blocking its passage. These people have no business holding power over anyone.

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Must-See Video: Residents of a Dallas apartment building demonstrated that they are all in this pandemic fight together even while “social distancing” by leaning out their windows and singing Bill Withers’ classic song, “Lean On Me.” The man with the incredible voice who led the song-along became an instant Internet sensation (I hate to say he “went viral” now!) His name is Danzel Barber, and he’s also interviewed in this clip.

And just because we could all use a dumb laugh right now:

Someone told Bill Withers that “Ain’t No Sunshine” was grammatically incorrect. He replied: “I know, I know, I know, I know; I know, I know, I know, I know; I know, I know, I know, I know…”


Chris Cillizza of CNN tried to “instruct” President Trump on border security by tweeting condescendingly, “Viruses don’t, uh, recognize borders.”

At the link, Stephen Green of PJ Media humorously recounts the story and some of the ways in which Cillizza got skewered on Twitter for his failure to comprehend that viruses spread by, uh, using infected people as hosts and yes, secure borders do, uh, keep out infected people.


Is there nothing President Trump can’t do? He’s not only responsible for the death of an Arizona man who swallowed fish medicine because it had an ingredient that sounded like the drug Trump said shows promise for treating the coronavirus, he’s also now the reason why some Nigerians died of overdoses after self-medicating with it…in Nigeria.


An Arizona man has died and his wife is in critical care after they swallowed chloroquine phosphate in the belief that it would inoculate them from the COVID-19 (Wuhan) coronavirus. The wife said they did this after hearing President Trump talk about the potential benefits of chloroquine.

Some media outlets are already trying to blame this on Trump, claiming he dispensed “false hope” and now Americans are dying because they tried “a drug Trump promoted as a potential treatment…” Orange man VERY bad!!

Well, as Paul Harvey used to say, here’s the “rest of the story.” The couple did not get the medicine from a doctor. They took a tropical fish medicine off a back shelf that had previously been used to treat their Koi, noticed that “chloroquine phosphate” was listed as one of the ingredients, mixed it with a liquid and swallowed it. Within 20 minutes, they became very ill and called 911.

This is a tragic story, and I’m not making light of it. But President Trump has never suggested that people self-medicate by taking tropical fish medicine with an ingredient that sounded kind of like what he said. This shouldn’t have to be said, but let’s make it crystal clear: whenever we talk about using any medication against the coronavirus, that means the actual medicine formulated for humans and prescribed by a licensed physician.


News You Can Use: People who aren’t used to working at home might find it difficult to keep from putting on weight, particularly with gyms closed and all the stress-related snacking. So here are some tips from a nutritionist on how to manage telecommuting without becoming a couch potato.

And if you’re not working at home, but just stuck there, or if you’ve been diagnosed with the coronavirus and are in quarantine, here are some resources to help provide financial help until this thing runs its course.

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For those who continue to cling to the “Trump is a racist and xenophobe” canard…


Hillary Clinton continues to use Twitter to attack President Trump’s handling of the pandemic, tweeting yesterday: “In the face of crisis, FDR had the New Deal to help suffering Americans. Now, @realdonaldtrump, you and your fellow Republicans are pushing the #SelfDeal. See the difference?”

Let me just say that as much as I appreciate a lesson in self-dealing from the absolute world champion of that skill, I really don’t want to hear any lessons about how Trump didn’t react fast enough to save Americans whose lives were in danger from Hillary “Benghazi” Clinton.


I wrote yesterday about how outrageously irresponsible it was for Joe Biden to pretend to be President and “compete” with Trump by holding daily press conferences on the coronavirus when he doesn’t have the information Trump has and will only confuse and mislead viewers.

Well, after his first attempt at it on Monday, it appears that the person who was most confused was Biden. Even supporters on social media were bemoaning it as a stiffly-delivered disaster. Biden started by claiming this was a time to come together and not make partisan attacks on each other, then proceeded to make a partisan attack on Trump for how he’s handling the crisis. He pressed for the urgency of action, while his own party was blocking the emergency relief bill.

Worst of all, despite the fact that he was quite obviously reading from a TelePrompter, Biden referred to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker as “Charlie Parker” (the great jazz saxophonist) and repeatedly garbled his words, including this verbatim quote:

“And uh, in addition to that, in addition to that, we have to make sure that we, uh, are in a position, that we are, we. Let me go to the second thing.”

I’m much relieved after watching Biden’s first “competing” press conference, since I now doubt that anyone will be watching any more of them.

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  • Jim Wilmoth

    03/28/2020 02:34 PM

    Uplifting story about the apartment complex and the man singing Bill Withers song. Especially the part about the grammar and I know, I know, I know

  • rodney burke

    03/25/2020 11:29 PM

    The left is almost entertaining if they weren't so pathetic and out of touch with reality. I have to laugh, they think at the last moment they can drag up a failure in Cuomo who has a legislative record that is abysmal and expect him to stand up to Trump. This guy will get skewered on the debate stage. If they plan on losing, why not just admit it in the open and cease with Joe who is so sad. If they admit they are going to lose anyway. who cares who is up against Trump? I think it is likely they recognize there is no one in the party who is fit to be prez. I'm seeing FB posts showing the Trump family one after the other with 8 years and finally Barron, when he is eligible. there wouldn't be a left...left, their heads would all explode...literally. What else do I need but popcorn? Maybe a Snickers? :)

  • Patricia A. Pacini

    03/25/2020 03:54 PM

    Hi Mr. Huckabee
    I appreciate your daily letters to us to keep us informed. I just wanted to say, "If we, as a country, do not become united over God allowing this pandemic to happen, in order to cause our nation to repent and acknowledge that God is over all, and we continue to be divided against each other, God will send judgement, and will allow our nation to fall." The Bible says that a nation divided against itself, will NOT stand. All of our leaders NEED to unite now to fight this virus, and all of God's people NEED to humble themselves and pray, and seek God's face, and then God will heal our land. This is found in II Chronicles 7:14 for those of you out there who do not know about this verse found in our Bibles. We need to DO what God is telling us to do as Christians now, before it is too late for our country. God Bless You All!

  • Deborah A Todaro

    03/25/2020 01:04 PM

    are the dems trying to sneak through a house bill HR 5717 that has a 30% tax on all gun s and a 50% tax on ammo and you need a federal license to buy guns or ammo ?

  • Sue Palik

    03/25/2020 12:49 PM

    Mike: I agree with what the commenters are saying. Is there nothing we can do as a country to to put a leash on Congress under the constitution other than voting them out? I truly want to know what our options are as a country (the "people") to over-ride their pork that has nothing to do with the extreme crisis this country is in that is costing lives. Also, I live in Calif. and there is no Lysol spray, disinfectant sprays, face masks, hand sanitizers is a joke when told we are to use hand sanitizers and disinfect (other than using harsh chlorine bleach, which is short in supply also and bleaches your skin, your clothes, etc.
    I want to know why we can't even get disinfectant spray such as Lysol...Has been this way for 3 weeks. I have a can, I use it sparingly on door knobs, etc. and on my car steering wheel, etc. But, this IS an issue no one is talking about. Is this country-wide?


    03/25/2020 12:08 PM

    Loved the Bill Withers remark...its always great to maintain a sense of humor!

  • Carolyn Oxendine

    03/25/2020 11:03 AM

    I've been seeing a lot of comments on FB about George Soros owning the lab in China. Does he own or have any connection to that lab? Is there any validity to the conspiracy theories that seem so possible/probable?

  • Carolyn Oxendine

    03/25/2020 11:00 AM

    I've been seeing a lot of comments on FB about George Soros owning the lab in China. Does he own or have any connection to that lab? Is there any validity to the conspiracy theories that seem so possible/probable?

  • Robert Mascari

    03/25/2020 10:11 AM

    Clinton- In her own pathetic style offers no remedies or assistance. Because of who she is, she's part of the problem and NOT part of the solution.

    Biden, in his feeble attempt to hold his very own Coronavirus presser, missed an opportunity to show his presidential "stuff", failed miserably and came off as a babbling buffoon and showed every reasonable person how incompetent and unqualified he really is.

  • Jerry Korba

    03/25/2020 10:00 AM

    The Left in the Congress and the Senate may be connected to the Communist China Republic the Main Stream Media and all the ASSETS these entities can throw at them. The behavior of the Left is Anti America who and what wants to destroy what may e the best country on the planet. China wants to replace the United States as the Global country most people want to be a part of. I do not want to go to China where they have camps and instutions that murder very few freedoms slave labor polluted air complete government control where a few dictate how you are to live the US calls that a prison look people of the US if you love China's lifestyle go make it a one way trip you may find your happiness there I don't want china here. I like Chinese food it may take longer to think what else I like about China.

  • Jean Olsen

    03/25/2020 09:52 AM

    Can’t think of anyone I would rather have in charge than President Donald Trump. And the fact that he dropped everything this week, taking time to be a part of the prayer session with our nation’s pastors shows he understands where his Help is coming from. “My help, cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth.”

  • Steven Peet

    03/25/2020 09:49 AM

    Please forgive my ignorance, but if President Trump is conducting a war against this disease, then wouldn't Joe Biden's speech against President Trump's actions be deemed sedition?

  • Bruce Smelser

    03/25/2020 09:44 AM

    Listening to Biden is like listening to Charles Durning as The Governor in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"

  • Keith Collins

    03/25/2020 09:29 AM

    Still,Husqvarna, Echo include googles with their outdoor equipment they sale. These products could possibly be used in hospitals, Doctor offices, etc.
    Just a thought. I know you have contacts in the Government this information could maybe of help in times of the Corona virus.

  • Mona Kramer

    03/25/2020 04:59 AM

    Many parts of the country are not in as much danger as New York. Would like to see people go back to work , restaurants opened. Ate out everyday just to support our restaurants. They were super clean and spaced everyone.

    I owned a small Women's Apparel Store. Sending me money to pay my employees would not have been the answer. Starting Feb 25th, my spring merchandise would be pouring into the store. $50 to $100 in invoices had to be paid. I would have lost the business and my employees (12) would have been out of work. Timing is everything when you have merchandise that is seasonal. Would rather see all money go to testing, quarantine, heal. Forget the rest. it will take care of itself if we can go back to work.

  • Doug Adams

    03/25/2020 02:14 AM

    Although I'm not in favor of a trillion dollar bailout (don't get me wrong, my life savings is in the stock market, so I'm hurting badly), I hate to see how the bully Pelosi is once again ignoring all of humanity in order to try to get her way. Since I'm sure you have far more listeners than I do, please tell all the republicans to stand their ground instead of being forced to fund things that our kids and grandkids will have to pay for. By the way, how come no one is saying where the trillions of dollars are coming from and how we're going to pay off the resulting deficit?
    On another note, you mentioned that we need statesmanship. I think the reason it doesn't exist anymore is because democrats and republicans used to be working toward the same goal, but had different ideas as to how to get there. That's no longer the case. They don't have the same goals. So it's no longer just conservative vs liberal, republican vs democrat; it's good vs evil. Pelosi et al are evil.

  • Renee Kendrick

    03/25/2020 02:06 AM

    Battles happening within the COVID-19 war:

    Faith vs Fear
    Calmness vs Paranoia
    Economy vs Science
    Politicians vs People
    Health vs Wealth
    Life vs Death

    Families, especially priceless senior citizens, and businesses, especially small ones, hang in the balance.

    Is America's foundation built on the Rock or the sand?

    HE will give us beauty for ashes! HE will make all things beautiful in HIS time!
    Wait upon the LORD! Be still and know that HE is GOD!

  • Douglas Pinckney

    03/25/2020 01:34 AM

    Why can't President Trump have a spontaneous National address while having Schumer and Pelosi stand behind him and he tell nation that these two people are the reason why suffering Americans have not been sent relief yet, and pointedly list the things that these democrats want on any bill before they'll pass it. Make them explain why these things on the list are a priority over Americans suffering. Why not?

  • james brookins

    03/24/2020 11:31 PM

    Fish Tank cleaner....?

  • David McGillvray

    03/24/2020 11:11 PM

    Why??? Does anyone even pay any attention to Hillary Clinton?? She should be in a Federal prison, or the same prison her boy friend Epstein was in. Same cell would be appropriate.

  • Renee Kendrick

    03/24/2020 11:00 PM

    The president, vp, and the doctors keep talking about "flattening" the curve. They have it all wrong!

    The good ole boys approach needs to be taken - straightening the curves, flattening the hills, fighting the system like a true modern-day Robinhood.

    Appreciate you, Governor. Enjoy the humor and the humane reality...getting to the level of the help us through.

    Be crazy, stay sane.

    If I had to self-quarantine because of this virus, cabin fever would kill me before the virus!

  • judith jakub

    03/24/2020 10:58 PM

    After reading Mr. Pollack's excellent documentation of the workings of the demoncRATS advance to bury OUR POTUS, I strongly feel that this virus was a planned event by Soros/clinton/obama cartel to destroy OUR POTUS and to enslave the total population of America in the fashion of Soros's "hero", Adolph Hitler. Maybe I'm wrong in thinking this way, but I believed this theory right from the get go and OUR POTUS was vindicated of all demoncRAT charges. Soros is so obsessed by his goal and his monetary rewards are the reason so many evil beings populate the DNC. If I feel this way, surely many more could feel the same way and will fight to keep every demoncRAT from controlling America and ALL Americans.

  • Carol Ging

    03/24/2020 10:57 PM

    Thank you, Gov. Huckabee! I love laughing and you give me that everyday!

  • Judy Wiliams

    03/24/2020 10:55 PM

    Gov. Huckabee:
    I would like for you to explain how Nancy Pelosi can have so much power over Democrat Senators. I understand that she is considered a masterful political operative, but as Speaker of the House, why do Democratic Senators do what she wants them to? Seems like they would not want her to interfere with Senate negotiations. Thanks for your thoughts on this.

  • Maxine Oswalt

    03/24/2020 10:13 PM

    Sad, sad, sad- I am tired of the Democrat/left stupidity- I am sick of hearing, reading it- lets put this all to rest and get rid of them.
    Lets NOT let that bill pass with GARBAGE that has NOTHING to do with the ISSUE AT HAND!