Evening Edition - November 29

November 29, 2018

Voter suppression?

If Republicans really are the monsters that leftists claim, we sure are lousy at it.  For instance, if President Trump is a “Nazi” and “literally Hitler,” his strong backing of Israel shows he’s doing it all wrong.  Likewise, if he’s a “Putin puppet,” then you’d think he’d be less tough on Russia than the last Administration, not far more. 

And then there’s the constant Democratic complaint that Republicans engage in “voter suppression,” most recently exemplified by Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who seems determined to break Hillary Clinton’s Guinness World Record for World’s Biggest Sore Loser.  She’s suing her own state over her claim that when he was Secretary of State, the winner, Brian Kemp, purged the voter rolls and unfairly blocked thousands of Georgians from voting.  In fact, the purge was a necessity to keep the voter rolls accurate, meant to identify people who had moved out or died (I can see why Democrats would be upset at removing dead people from the voter rolls, but I digress.) 

 

Now, the Washington Examiner has analyzed the vote and found that since Kemp took office as Secretary of State in 2010, voter participation has actually skyrocketed.  This year’s election saw 55% turnout, which is 14% higher than the 2014 midterms and nearly as high as the 2016 Presidential election.  Abrams got 1.9 million votes, more than Hillary Clinton got in Georgia in 2016.  That’s some really incompetent voter suppression on the part of Georgia Republicans.  

 

The inevitable conclusion is that Ms Abrams’ real complaint isn’t that Georgians weren't allowed to vote.  It’s that not quite enough of them voted for her.  Cry me a river.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/abrams-voter-suppression-turnout/


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Don’t have a cow, dude

If you read “The Drudge Report,” you’ve probably noticed that lately, it’s been stuffed with scare headlines that seem designed to make readers think the world is coming to an end: “Mueller Nightmare! Climate Change!! Suicides Reach 50-Year Peak!!! Diseases Surge!!!! Stocks Plunge!!!!! Housing Sales Plummet!!!!! Mass Hysteria!!!!!!!!!” 

 

But I think today, we might have reached Peak Pointless Paranoid Panic with this headline:

 

“Fears ‘World’s Biggest Cow’ Will NEVER Stop Growing.”

 

With all good intentions, I feel I must say this to Matt Drudge:  Don’t have a cow, dude.

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7855872/worlds-biggest-cow-growth-genetic-disease-celeb-vet/

 

 

Reader response to "Trump loaded for bear..."

From reader Adrian, in response to “Trump loaded for bear...”:

 

I don't understand why you said if President Trump has evidence against Hillary he should present it. She has committed 33,000+ felonies using her private server for secret government documents. Trump shouldn't need to do anything. The FBI should have arrested her years ago. That in itself is proof of collusion, Hillary with the FBI, not Trump with Russia. When our primary police force is corrupt, how does anyone stomp it? This is a semi-dictatorship, but it isn't a dictatorship by the president.

 

Mike Huckabee:

 

You are absolutely right --- we know that if the justice system were working as intended, Hillary would have been charged with thousands of counts of destroying subpoenaed evidence, obstruction of justice and mishandling classified material, just for starters.  But you’ll notice she WASN’T hauled away in handcuffs, so something more has to happen if we want to keep this from becoming just another cold case.

 

For one thing, we need a new attorney general (the permanent kind) who will appoint a special counsel to look into the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Hillary case, as well as pay-for-play concerns regarding the Clinton Global Initiative.  This really must happen; it’s the only way justice is ever going to be done in the matter of HRC.  If the task of the current special counsel were really to investigate collusion with Russia, he would have been looking into THAT.  (We still haven’t heard anything from Judge Huber in Salt Lake City, who was supposed to be looking into that stuff.)  So the President needs to get on it, and time’s a-wastin’.

 

Perhaps he’s waiting for the new Senate to convene, thinking it will be a little better than the current one for getting through his nominee of choice.  (For one thing, Jeff Flake won’t be there!)

 

The new AG will quickly need to get a handle on the special counsel, if that travesty is still going on in January.  An AG doesn’t get to micromanage the day-to-day work but will at least have general oversight.  It’s past time to wrap this thing up.

 

Perhaps Trump has already determined his strategy for declassifying the material he has in reserve.  He’s probably focused on slapping-down House Democrats itching to investigate “all things Trump.”  He may also be waiting for the release of Mueller’s no-doubt scathing report (offering no evidence of “collusion” on his part but lots of partisan criticism), so he can counter it with what he has.

 

But, again, unless there’s something about this situation we don’t know, it seems that he could accomplish much the same thing by just declassifying everything NOW.  Besides, we deserve to know just how bad it it.

 

Thanks so much for writing!

Liberals talking down

Ever feel as if white liberals are talking down to you?  That’s because they are.  And not just because they’re usually on a high horse.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/yale-study-finds-white-liberals-dumb-language-talking-minorities/

 

Abortion in America

Tuesday night, I was on “The Story” with Martha MacCallum on Fox News (you can watch that segment here if you missed it:  https://youtu.be/ZWs7dnxz0Ns?t=1450 )

 

The topic was a push by pro-life groups for the Supreme Court to review a ruling by a federal court that an Indiana law signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence was unconstitutional.  It requires abortion doctors to inform patients that abortions were not permitted if the reason for ending the pregnancy was the unborn baby’s race, color or potential for having a disability such as Down syndrome.  Supporters hope that under the current SCOTUS line-up, the High Court will uphold the law. 


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There have been a number of state laws seeking to limit abortion in incremental ways.  Courts have allowed some and struck down others, sometimes in ways that make you think protecting abortion was more important than even protecting the life of the mother.  But the ruling striking down this law was especially appalling.  We have many laws designed to prevent discrimination on the basis of race, gender or disability; but this court effectively ruled that the only people who can be legally discriminated against for those reasons, and in a way that is literally lethal, are children in the womb.

 

Pro-abortion forces (I will call them “pro-choice” when they start promoting the choice of not killing the baby as strongly as they do the choice of killing it) don’t want the SCOTUS to hear this because they’re afraid it will lead to more updates and restrictions on Roe v. Wade.  Frankly, it should.  Roe v. Wade dates back to 1973, and was based on judges with no medical training trying to grasp the state of prenatal science as it existed 45 years ago.  Would you go to a doctor who hadn’t updated his medical knowledge in 45 years? 

 

There have been rulings since that updated Roe v. Wade, but the courts still lag far behind the scientific advances made in understanding the processes of conception and gestation. I don’t see how it’s possible for anyone to continue to deny that life begins at conception and still claim to be a member of the “party of science.”  But then, the left hardly demonstrates consistent logic when they argue that we need millions of immigrants because we don’t have enough workers, while defending a barbaric practice that’s slaughtered 60 million children over the past half-century who would have joined the work force.

 

As for the pro-abortion side’s fear and the pro-life side’s hope that the next case might lead to Roe v. Wade being overturned, I think both misunderstand what that would mean.  It wouldn’t automatically ban abortion in the US.  It would simply return the issue to the states, where it belongs, and where it resided before the SCOTUS found a hitherto-unnoticed right to kill unborn babies hidden in the Constitution.  Some states likely would ban abortion, but others such as New York and California might remove all restrictions and see even more abortions.

 

Ultimately, the scourge of abortion is never going to be ended by a law or a court ruling. What that will take is for hearts and minds to change so that we all recognize the personhood of a child in the womb.  When we get over the ridiculous self-delusion that an unborn baby is just a “mass of tissue” until the moment it’s born and miraculously turns into a person, then that child will be protected by the Fifth and 14th Amendments that say you can’t deprive a person of life or liberty without due process. 

 

In the meantime, we should continue to pass and defend laws such as the one in Indiana. It may not be the ultimate solution, but anytime we can put a new hindrance on the wholesale slaughter of innocent unborn children, it's a step for a more civilized culture and society.  

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  • Mel McCarty

    12/01/2018 03:41 AM

    Mike,
    Do people tend to ignore the seriousness of abortion due to their ignorance of what on a biological basis constitutes life? It is easy enough to understand, (even a judge could understand). From the time a single egg is fertilized it begins to gather information. It begins growing, multiplying and dividing. When it stops doing this it dies, nothing on this planet constitutes life simpler than that. It doesn't matter if it's bacteria or the largest species of whale on the planet, that is the law of life. Carbon based living matter that shows responsiveness, metabolism, transformation and reproduction. It's not just a rule of nature that can be broken but the law of nature, that is a fact that will not change. If it grows, multiplies and divides it has life plain and simple. When a human egg is fertilized it begins to gather the twenty-three female and twenty-three male chromosomes, this is what is called a zygote and has all the genetic blueprint of a new individual, the DNA. It contains all the instructions needed to develop into an adult. The last step in zygote formation is the replicating of both male and female DNA and aligning the chromosomes preparing it's first cell division which is complete within twenty-four to thirty hours after fertilization. People should know this from sex education class. People may argue that it's merely tissue (or an organism) but we can argue, what type, what species? Is it human tissue or a human organism and what is it's purpose? It's purpose is to grow, multiply and divide. But does human tissue/human organisms metamorphose into another species? Of course not. Well then, the aborted tissue (or organism) is human and will always be human, and will not metamorphose into anything else other than human within or without the uterus. So if it's multicellular human tissue, abortion is the purposeful killing of a human and that's murder. The definition of an organism is: an individual constituted to carry on the activities of life by means of parts or organs more or less separate in function but mutually dependent: a living being. So whatever people want to call it inside the womb it is human conceived by a human. Thus purposely killing a human by the law is murder.

  • Brenda Brisson

    11/30/2018 08:53 PM

    Read them and agree with you!

  • Dusty Hickey

    11/30/2018 06:18 PM

    Gov thank you for these daily reports and what is actually going on today per this messed up biased liberal media. I no longer listen to CNN or MSNBC too depressing and not the true whole story. Sad . I pass on your reports to many to see and keep up. Love seeing you on Fox and of course your weekend Nashville so relaxing to see. God Bless.

  • rodney burke

    11/30/2018 03:43 PM

    When the report comes out, which is a joke by Mueller, all it will be is a bucket of lies. The present AG needs to GRAB it and have Rudi and DT good over it before it is released to anyone. Then I think the AG needs to put the cuffs on a tone of dems and put them all in jail. Speaking of releasing, the stuff DT said he would declassify? do it now. GB and Australia betrayed DT and the American process. They need to be exposed and the corruption in BOTH countries corrected. Both KNEW before hand they were engaging in criminal activity and now they want to hide it? Really? the world needs to see what kind of allies we have. Not sure they ARE allies of DT and America. They sure were of the ovomit and his crew of thieves.-

  • Mary O. Minshall

    11/30/2018 12:43 PM

    Rev. Huckabee:

    The only way we are going to end abortion is to implement a cultural shift away from the idea that sexual intercourse is fun and games with no consequences to its original God-ordained purpose: the creation and initiation of life. Unless a man and woman want a child, they should not engage in sex. Given the immense power and influence of Hollywood and the media, I honestly don't know how that is going to happen, unless individuals like yourself make the real purpose of sex clear to the public. Eventually, abortions will no longer be done because men and women will only engage in sex if they truly want and can care for a child.

    If a woman finds herself pregnant and does not want the the child for whatever reason, adoption is the best outcome. I would like to see more emphasis on adoption in the case of unwanted babies who need loving parents to care for and nurture them.

  • Michael Galloway

    11/30/2018 12:23 PM

    We constantly hear the hype of the mainstream media about potential connections to Trump and Russia. What a crock ! Sadly, it will probably get worse in January when the Democrats take control of the House. The Democrats are the political party that hates Trump and in reality hates America and Americans, no matter what they say. You can not have a political party like the Democrats who support sanctuary cities, illegals over legal citizens, abortion and the list goes on and on and say they are interested and support America and Americans.

    There will never again be a justice system of fair and balanced as long as we never see the investigation and prosecution of Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and the list goes on and on !!!! These crooks and a lot more in top government positions or former government positions are not pursued and prosecuted. So tired of hearing about Trump and Russia and Trump and anything else, but hear nothing about the corruption of the last administration (Obama) and all his corrupt cronies !!!!

    Don't know what will be exposed if Trump declassifies documents, but suspect there must be something about the Democrats and the crooks, so get it declassified and start pursuing justice against the crooks of the last administration !

  • Marie Coppola

    11/30/2018 08:03 AM

    Should we build a wall? We should have built it already! By allowing our country to be invaded (and yes, it is an illegal invasion), we are saying yes to bringing in a percentage of gangs and thugs who have already shown what they do when they are in America -- we are saying yes to providing to help illegal persons when we have any legal citizens who we need to provide help to -- we are saying yes to allowing health problems - many of which we have vaccinated our children with and some which we have not -- TB, measles, chicken pox which can all be deadly to the young. We are saying yes to honoring their flag when others have burned our flag once they are allowed in. The liberals want to bring American culture down by providing sanctuary cities to help those who are being allowed in illegally. Immigrants in the past have come in and helped make America the great country it is by coming in legally, following our laws and speaking our language and ideals. They are in your family and mine. They respect and honor America. They did NOT invade illegally. Ask them how long it took to be allowed to come live here and under what circumstances. They were honored to become American citizens. They did not force themselves upon us. If we don't build a wall, it's an unspoken invitation to others to do what the Caravan is doing today. Does America want this in their town or city? It seems the Dems are desperate for votes and will allow anything to bring in more.

  • Sherry Dees

    11/30/2018 01:23 AM

    I. Democrat Kitowit(sp...sorry)
    Should be taken to their House Ethics Committee where she should be fine $10,000 or some painful amount. If it happens again she should be required to step down.

    WHY do the Liberals think they can day what they want whenever they want because the are SO sincere and want to force others to follow THEIR will? What disciplinary action was given to Maxine Waters for her tirade that the citizens followed?

    What happened to American Judicial System?
    What ok for Liberals business practices is NOT equal to Conservative businesses?
    This is scary. I'm going to pray to God who puts governments in position.
    Keep up your good work! It's good to have someone speaking for the Christian/Conservative.

  • Anne. Turner

    11/30/2018 12:01 AM

    I am becoming afraid that the material the President could declassify and release might not be as earth shaking as he tauts. If it is that clarifying and damning of the FBI, etal, why has he not released it? Let’s get it over with. Surely it does not put the country at risk which I have always thought was the reason for secrecy. I believe that their are many who actually think that if something really damning about Trump is found that election will be overturned and Hilary will become President or there will be a re-election. According to the Constitution that is not how it works, but the Constitution does not seem to be very relevant to progressives. I must admit, that although I like many things Mr. ?Trump has done and his basic economic philosophy, I am getting weary of his constant self aggrandizement. A little modesty would go a long way. Of course from the beginning, it would not have mattered to some what he did, it would be wrong. If he suddenly ordered the border opened and freely admitted all comers, that would be pilloried, too.

    I just received something that said it is not illegal to walk to the border or apply for asylum. I agree, but it is illegal to rip holes in the fence and assault the border patrol with sharp rocks and bottles. Mexico might find it a tad illegal that people have forced their way across their borders, also. The only way we can open the border to all is to raise taxes high enough to build scads of Schools, provide extensive medical care, teach English or teach everyone else Spanish, provide job training and housing until folks are on their feet. We would also need to increase law enforcement as, despite the progressives denial, it would seem that their are some gang members, human traffickers in children, and drug smugglers among this group. That being said we do have a lot and we need to be sure to give medical aid, food and shelter while they are waiting to be processed. That is our duty as a primarily Judeo- Christian Country. I think we should also help Mexico cope with caring for these people. I truly would like to know how many people the libs would like to take in speedily. Thousands, millions, billions? Perhaps the entire population of these abusive countries. Let’s transport all of the Venezuelans in and while at it, how about the Yemenis. Logical progression of progressive ideas would deem that appropriate. Guilt is a magical thing.

  • Robert Dimlich

    11/29/2018 10:34 PM

    King David wrote in Psalm 139:14-16: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works 9 we are the result of God's work); and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hide from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book (God's book) all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
    Abortion is 1st degree murder, murdering what God has created. When my daughter was born, I held her on my chest and sang: "Jesus love you this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves you, yes Jesus love you, yes Jesus love you, the Bible tells me so. Jesus loves all beginning at conception.

  • Craig Howell

    11/29/2018 09:29 PM

    God Bless you sir! Thank you for the great commentaries & love for GOD & country!
    And God Bless your daughter in WH - she is an incredible individual; how she handles all the negativity must be a God thing! Craig

  • ed Jones

    11/29/2018 08:46 PM

    I read them.

  • William Morley

    11/29/2018 08:38 PM

    I'm tired of the fact that it is alright to kill a child in the womb, but it is a criminal offence to kill a dog or cat that is not wanted. It should be a criminal offence to kill a fetus for any reason. That is a first degree murder. The doctor, his assistants and the mother should be held responsible for that death.

  • Sue L Hakanson

    11/29/2018 08:28 PM

    In response to Trump loaded for bear.
    I read a letter that Gary Bauer had on his End of the Day Report from a lady who grew up in a Texas suburb then went to Honduras to teach after college. She mentioned the crime that is going on in Honduras and nothing is done about it.
    When I read the comment from Trump loaded for bear I started to wonder if we are similar to Honduras, when I see the corruption that is going on with the Clinton's and the deep state in our country.

  • CW Mitchell

    11/29/2018 08:05 PM

    AMEN!!

  • Diane Wilson

    11/29/2018 07:59 PM

    Jamal Kashoggi is dismembered and the Left is going crazy. Not that it wasn’t a horrible thing, but babies are ruthlessly dismembered in the womb everyday. They feel the same pain that Mr. Kashoggi did.
    We see murders of expectant mother’s, all too often perpetrated by the expectatant fathers of these victims and in those cases the perpetrators are convicted for the murder of the unborn baby. The law sees those unborn children as victims of murder but doesn’t uphold the same view when an abortion is performed.
    Where is the logic? In one case the murder is “right” and in the other it is wrong? Obviously abortion exists for the convenience of the mother who just doesn’t want the baby. Since when is it ok to do something for convenience. It’s not ok to kill a person just because it’s convenient to the murderer.
    I think that abortion exists because of convoluted thinking passing as a convoluted law.

  • Gary Stilwell

    11/29/2018 07:57 PM

    On the hilary thing--
    Sure, she needs to be invest/prosec'd for the email thing--BUT the Bengazi thing is tantamount! This person abandoned the forward platoon(so to speak) She ignored pleas for reinforcements, resulting in the DEATHS of 4 Americans(and so did the obama person)--the email scandal cannot hold a candle to murder!!! Why is this person(and the other guy) still walking the streets????

  • John J . Carse

    11/29/2018 07:57 PM

    Mike
    What if Mrs Churchill had aborted, what if Mrs Pasture had, Mrs Salk had, Mrs Lincoln, the list goes on.
    God sent them here, God has sent others here to solve problems, problems solved that God knows a lot more about than people who think they are smarter. We need more believing in God sending answers when needed. The old story of “I sent the Police....”

  • Ann Bouchard

    11/29/2018 07:49 PM

    There is issue after issue after issue. Somehow I think that the issues need to be resolved in order for there to be actual peace and prosperity. A person has to be addicted to crisis otherwise. I’ve found that being addicted to crisis is not living authentically, because a person does not stop to think about what they’d be doing if the crisis didn’t happen. Being in crisis mode is a form of mind control. I’ve tried to join your closed group but I wasn’t accepted, why? I tried again. Could I please be a member? I am up front in my posts. Thank you.

  • Rebecca Holstine

    11/29/2018 07:32 PM

    I just read your ideas on abortion. I would like to tell you a story. My mother was born, at less than 7 mos., in 1918. The doctor laid her aside, to work on her mother, who was bleeding to death. Her grandmother ask the doctor if there was anything she could do to hurt the baby and he said no, there was little she could do to hurt or help. Her grandmother wrapped her in cotton, put her in a cigar box and laid her on the oven of the kitchen range. Then great grandmother started to feed her oatmeal water with an eye dropper and also put her own wedding ring on her wrist, saying if the baby died, they could always identify her by the ring. My mother not only lived but went on to be a mother of three and lived to be 94 years old. No one can tell me she wasn't a human when her grandmother picked her up and loved her. They can give these babies any name they want to if it makes them feel better about what they have just done, like kill them, but it doesn't change a the fact they are little humans, just waiting to grow up. Someday I hope, people will finally admit this.

  • Christine Hankins

    11/29/2018 07:30 PM

    I agree: It's not pro-choice. But it is pro-murder. And until we stop euphamizing and start calling it by its real name, we delay the full realization of what is actually happening.

  • Pamela Moreau

    11/29/2018 07:28 PM

    Hi Mike Huckabee; I noticed the same thing with Drudge...it’s mostly negative headlines. I just glance at it and move on. I don’t recall it having that tone before. Maybe he’s been hijacked.

  • Mitchell j Smith

    11/29/2018 07:27 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, I just want to thank you for all that you do. If I want to find out if something is true, I look to your columns for the answers. I have always thought you as a really good man and have a great family. Something you said a long time ago that I say often, and I know I don't quote it correctly, is that you have been involved in Arkansas politics, the Clintons, for a long time and you are one of the few that lived to tell about it! I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and please let Sarah know that America loves her and admires her without any reservation. You and your family are what America is all about, again, thank you and GOD Bless you all. Mitch Smith

  • Glenda White

    11/29/2018 07:12 PM

    I stopped reading The Drudge Report for that very reason. Breitbart is leaning in that direction as well. Only you and The Gateway Pundit are left...eventually it will probably be just you. Don’t change, Mike...we need you. Thanks for being there.

  • Lee Mar Zarr

    11/29/2018 07:12 PM

    Well, it again seems like "Flake" is living up to his last name...need I say more?