August 3, 2018


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Today's Commentary --- Hey, Mueller team: Here's what REAL Russian "meddling" looks like -- The Tennessee primary -- July job growth -- Speaking up -- Columbia University sociologist sets the record straight -- Today's Must Read Rant -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


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Let’s take a little break from all the coverage of Mueller’s “Russia” investigation –- the mission of which seems to be setting President Trump on the road to prosecution or impeachment by putting his former campaign manager on trial for old loan fraud and tax charges –- and have a look at a very real example of high-level Russian spying on Americans. This stunning new story from The Guardian reflects the kind of infiltration we SHOULD be investigating: Russian spying that resulted in access to some of our most highly classified information, even the President’s daily schedule. While the Mueller team is wasting time showing jurors pictures of Manafort’s expensive suits and threatening him with life in prison to get him to offer up his former boss on a platter, a story is emerging of very real Russian “meddling.”

But since it’s a huge embarrassment to the intelligence community and perhaps even an unwelcome distraction from the “get-Trump” narrative, having nothing whatsoever to do with Trump, we probably won’t be hearing much about it.



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The Tennessee primary

By Mike Huckabee

I don’t go into detail about every state race, but Thursday’s GOP primary for Tennessee Governor is worth your attention.  The winner was underdog Bill Lee, a conservative businessman running against three well-funded and better-known political veterans, Rep. Diane Black, House Speaker Beth Harwell and former state economic development chief, Randy Boyd (full disclosure: I endorsed Boyd.)  It was a contentious race with up to $40 million spent on the Republican side, too much of it on attack ads. As recently as last month, Lee was down by double digits in the polls, but he surged at the end, possibly because he was out touting his Christian values while the other candidates were attacking each other. 

Let’s hope this campaign convinces other Republicans to keep their races civil and save the punaciousness for their real opponents in November.  I also hope it convinces people to stop putting so much emphasis on polls, but it won’t.

In Tennessee, all the Republican candidates strongly aligned themselves with President Trump, but he didn’t endorse any particular one (Mike Pence did endorse Rep. Black).  However, Lee is probably the most like Trump, and Tennessee voters must like that, because Trump carried Tennessee in 2016 by 26 points. 

Lee will square off against former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean in November, and as expected, the GOP candidate for Senate will be Rep. Marsha Blackburn, facing Democrat and former Gov. Phil Bredesen.



July job growth

By Mike Huckabee

The government released its accounting of July job growth, and it’s not as strong as the estimate by Moody’s Analytics. The Labor Department says that total non-farm payrolls increased by 157,000, which is below the 190,000 economists expected. However, job totals for May and June were revised upward so much that the average monthly job growth was 224,000. Leaving one to wonder, if they got those initial numbers for May and June so wrong, why even pay attention to the initial numbers for July? Maybe they should just think about it for a couple of months and then tell us what it really was.

In other economic news, the unemployment rate dropped to a rock bottom 3.9%. Hispanic unemployment edged down from 4.6 to 4.5%, an all-time low. 155,965,000 Americans were employed in July, also a record.

I find it hard to reconcile all this good news with the descriptions of the dark, hopeless, dystopian nightmare world painted by the rabid anti-Trump left. I see them protesting everything he does, even though it’s working great; and demanding we turn to socialism, a horrific system that’s failed every time it’s been tried. And I wonder what exactly is wrong with these people? And then it hit me:

Naturally, the type of useless liberal arts degreed, parents’ basement-dwelling social justice warrior and Antifa types hate what Trump is doing to America. Because what he’s doing is resulting in full employment.


Speaking up

By Mike Huckabee

In what must be more terrifying that to the Democrats than Hillary Clinton declaring herself their presidential-nominee-for-life, their ironclad grip on the support of African-Americans seems to be loosening.  Their tried-and-true tactic of crying “racist” to shame and silence any blacks who might step out of line and demand the right to independent thought no longer seems as effective when they’re aiming it at people like Candace Owens or Diamond and Silk, who’ll slap back hard enough to rattle their teeth.   

And now, they’re not only losing entertainment figures such as Kanye West, they’re losing African-American spiritual leaders.  During a meeting Wednesday between President Donald Trump and urban leaders, Cleveland Pastor Darrell Scott jackhammered the media narrative by declaring Trump to be probably “the most pro-black president that we’ve had in our lifetime.”

The Rev. Scott said, “This is probably the most proactive administration regarding urban America and the faith-based community in my lifetime…This president actually wants to prove something to our community, our faith-based community and our ethnic community. The last president didn’t feel like he had to. He got a pass.”  Talk about stories the media refuse to cover!

I travel a lot and talk to a lot of Americans, and I’m also hearing this message from African-Americans: many are fed up with being told that Trump is the enemy and he’s a racist, when he’s brought the black and Hispanic unemployment rates down to record lows and he’s tackling issues such as prison reform that Obama ignored for eight years. 

For the past couple of years, African-Americans have been lectured by the Democrats that when it comes to Trump, believe them instead of their own eyes.  Fortunately, many are starting to realize that their own eyes are a heck of a lot more reliable.


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Columbia University sociologist sets the record straight

By Mike Huckabee

Just as I’ve been pointing out for over two years, and as many African-Americans are starting to notice, a new study found that much of the research conducted on Trump supporters is distorted to make them appear racist, when they actually score lower on racism than Mitt Romney voters. 

The study by a Columbia University sociologist found that these studies showing Trump supporters as motivated by racism were marred by prejudicial designs, distorted data and outright misrepresentation of Trump’s words (you mean like claiming he was calling all immigrants criminals when he condemned MS-13 gang members?)  The researcher said he suspected the cartoonish image of racist Trump voters found in these studies and amplified by the media was wrong, because he grew up in a conservative, religious, military community in Arizona and knew those people, and they were nothing like that.

I think we can draw two conclusions from this story:  (1.) Don’t believe people who claim that Trump supporters are just a bunch of racist haters, and (2.) This guy will probably never again get hired by any American university sociology department.


Today's Must Read Rant

Today’s Must-Read Rant:  Andrew Klavan reminds “journalists” who are outraged at President Trump because regular Americans are telling them “You suck” that the name-calling and contempt weren’t started by the regular Americans or by Trump.  Guess who started it and who was the target?


Evening Edition - August 3

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse

"But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

-Matthew 19:14

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  • Russ Gemberling

    08/06/2018 07:57 AM

    I find the article "Columbia University sociologist sets the record straight" interesting because when I told a person, whom I was meeting for the very first time, I was supporting CANDIDATE Trump, she immediately told me I was racist. I asked her how could she sat that about me when she did not know me, and she had no answer. I told her that several of my best friends, while living in Atlanta, GA where black, she continued to be silent. I realized that she was not really in the game of life when I found out she was from California and of course supported Hillary. God Bless and we are looking forward to meeting you in February for the Israel trip.

  • Judi Duffy

    08/04/2018 06:45 PM

    Have not heard back from anybody yet, but I'm trying to figure out how to donate $5/month to the HuckPAC. Apparently the donation form cannot ready $5, but changes it to $50, which I cannot afford on a fixed income. Thanks--judi