Today's Newsletter November 10 Edition

November 10, 2018

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Today's Commentary --- Veterans Day 2018 -- "Huckabee" preview -- CNN confusion -- Texas and America dodge Beto bullet -- The Baltic Experience 2019 -- Legally younger -- They must have missed school -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

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There’s much going on in the Arizona, Georgia and especially Florida elections, where courts have twice (as of this writing) slapped down the election officials in Broward County, the longtime Democratic enclave of incompetence and corruption that seems to be manufacturing Democratic votes faster than Starkist cranks out cans of tuna, and Broward's product smells even fishier. This is a constantly-changing story that I’ll watch and catch you up on later. But today, there are more important people to talk about. Without them, we wouldn’t even have free elections. I refer, of course, to America’s veterans, whom we honor on this Veterans Day weekend.

The following commentary first ran on Veterans Day 2017. It is repeated here in updated form because in the current divisive political atmosphere, where patriotism and respect for the military are under increasing fire, it strongly bears repeating…

Today marks the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The Continental Marines, America’s first marine force of the Revolutionary War, were founded on November 10th, 1775. This day is set aside to remember all the Marines throughout history who gave their lives defending America, our allies and countless victims of tyranny and oppression worldwide.

Of course, tomorrow, November 11th is Veterans Day, although the federal holiday is observed on Monday. Memorial Day is specifically reserved to honor veterans who died in the line of duty, while Veterans Day is designated to show appreciation for everyone who ever wore the uniform of the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard, past and present. But do you know the story of how it all began?

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"Huckabee" preview

By Mike Huckabee

I know you need a break from the never-ending election news, so join me tonight on TBN for a special Veterans Day episode of “Huckabee,” honoring America’s real heroes. You'll meet the only surviving Marine to have received the Medal of Honor for his service in the second World War (he also fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima.) Learn about a Huck’s Hero who’s using his artistic abilities to help homeless wounded warriors sculpt brighter futures for themselves. Dr. Thomas Conner of Hillsdale College has the fascinating story of a little-known agency that insures our veterans who gave their lives overseas are never forgotten. Car customizer extraordinaire Stacy David of the Velocity Channel series “GearZ” will give a high-octane salute to veterans. Country music legend Tim Atwood, a 38-year veteran of the Grand Old Opry, will sing a very special song in honor of America’s military veterans. We’ll also have some of your favorite regular segments, including a newsmaker interview with Penny Young Nance, president of Concerned Women Of America, some crazy (non-election) news “In Case You Missed It” and more.

It’s the inspiring and entertaining respite from this past week that I know you need (I sure do!) And it’s coming your way tonight at 8 and 11 p.m. EST (7 and 10 CST), and the same times on Sunday. To find the TBN outlet in your area, and to stream past shows, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

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CNN confusion

By Mike Huckabee

CNN seems to be confused as to the difference between being a White House reporter and being one of those nuts who stands on a soapbox in the park, haranguing passersby with his crackpot opinions.  For their edification: the nut on the soapbox has a Constitutional right to say anything he wants in the public square.  The White House reporter is enjoying the privilege of being allowed into the White House to ask questions of the President.  In fact, it’s a highly-privileged position, one that goes (or should) only to the most respected and professional journalists, not to nuts who like to climb up on soap boxes.

 

Jim Acosta has been ranting from atop a carton of Lifebouy for quite a while now, and refusing to "check his privilege," but he finally piled on the last straw Wednesday when he once again tried to turn a Presidential Press Conference into a hostile debate.  Again, to explain to CNN: as a credentialed member of the White House Press Corps, he is privileged to be able to ask tough questions of the President.  That doesn’t extend to making political speeches, continually interrupting the President and trying to argue with him, asking the same badgering question over and over to try to force the answer he wants, refusing to stop talking after the next person has the floor, and especially, as he learned Wednesday, using his arm to physically block a young female White House intern from taking the microphone.  Here’s that maneuver in slo-mo, for those who keep insisting it didn’t happen.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-slow-mo-video-catches-angry-acosta-shoving-woman-white-house/

 

It’s already earned Acosta the Internet nickname of “Jim Acost-her.”

 

He may think he’s a hero of journalism because “He persisted,” but to the rest of us, he looked like he just persisted in making a jackass of himself until he finally got what he deserved: he was removed by the Secret Service and made to hand over his “hard pass” credentials to enter the White House while he is indefinitely suspended. 

 

Naturally, Acosta claims this is “un-American” (show of hands: how many other Americans can come into the White House, argue with the President, physically accost a young female intern, and not get thrown out?  Anybody?  Anybody at all?)  Of course, CNN self-righteously declared that they are “standing behind” Acosta (which is safer than standing in front of him, I guess), and calling on other Press Corps members to boycott Trump pressers in protest.  Good luck!  I’m sure it’ll break Trump’s heart if MSNBC and the New York Times don’t show up. 

 

Naturally, CNN is painting this as an assault on the public’s right to know and an attempt by Trump to avoid questions.  For the record, in that one press conference alone, Trump stood for an hour and a half and answered 68 questions from 35 reporters (over 100 questions if you count follow-ups.)  Did Obama answer that many questions during his entire eight years?   

 

In fact, CNN is perfectly welcome to send any other reporters to ask any tough questions they want, as long as they do it with a modicum of professionalism.  Journalism will not die if one grandstanding jerk who doesn’t know how to behave in public gets kicked out.  And for the record, “freedom of the press” doesn’t mean you have the freedom to press female White House interns, no matter what Bill Clinton made you think.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cnns-jim-acosta-press-pass-suspended-by-white-house-sarah-sanders-announces

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Dense

By Mike Huckabee

One of the many dangers of not teaching young people civics and real American history (aside from the newly-elected House) is that they grow up not understanding even the simplest concepts about the Constitution and why our system of government is so brilliant and works so well.  It’s filled with multiple layers of checks and balances to insure that one faction can never seize permanent, unchallengable power over the others.  One way is with the divided branches of government.  Another is the way that the power of population numbers represented by House districts is balanced with equal representation of each state in the Senate.  That way, the House may reflect the passions of the majority, but its rash actions and passing fancies are tempered by the more deliberate and broad-based power of the Senate, representing the interests of all the states equally.

Seriously, that’s about all you need to know to have a basic grasp of the difference between the House and the Senate.  So why in the world are so many “progressives” latching on to the obvious fact that some states have more residents than others but all get only two Senators and waving it around like a bloody flag as some sort of affront to democracy?  No, it really doesn’t matter if California contains more of the “popular vote” than Alaska; that doesn’t mean they should get more Senators, nor that we should abolish the Senate and have pure mob rule. In railing about this “injustice” on Twitter, Amanda Marcotte, who passes as a political analyst at Salon.com, lamented darkly, “Our country is not a democracy.” No.  No, it isn’t, and was never meant to be. Were you out sick that day in junior high?

It’s no wonder Hillary Clinton was their idol: they all have a basic misunderstanding of what the “popular vote” means (in both the Electoral College and Senate races, it means n-o-t-h-i-n-g, and deliberately so.)

Still, as dumb as this whole new argument is, I have to say, “Bless your heart” to Joy Behar of “The View.”  This is the first time I’ve ever heard anyone blame the fact that densely-populated blue states have the same number of Senators as less populous red states on “gerrymandering.”  The populations of those blue states must be getting really dense.

https://freebeacon.com/politics/behar-blames-gerrymandering-midterms-dowd-explains-constitution/

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The Baltic Experience 2019

By Mike Huckabee

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.

To learn more about this exciting trip, visit my website here.

See you on the boat,

Mike Huckabee

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Texas and America dodged Beto bullet this week

By Mike Huckabee

In Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz won a narrow victory over Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (by the way, since liberals get so riled up over “cultural appropriation,” why are they so gaga over an Irish guy who runs under a Hispanic nickname? If he were an Irish guy who opened a burrito shop, they’d have eviscerated him on Twitter.) As devastating as the vote was for "Beto" groupies, some leftwing political savants, such as Alyssa Milano, have already sucked it up and are urging him to run for President. Because losing one statewide race is more than enough experience for the highest-level executive job in the world. Besides, he has such presidential hair!

 

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/celebs-react-ted-cruz-defeating-beto-orourke-texas-senate-race-now-he-can-run-for-president

 

Former news outlet Reuters even produced a slick, two-minute video about how, win or lose, “Beto” was “set to emerge victorious.” So he won, even though he lost. How can I get that deal in a political run?!  He’s so cool, his concession speech looked like a rock concert, and he even dropped an F-bomb during it. Yep, that’s the man America needs to “raise the tone” in politics.

 

O’Rourke was the latest example of liberals, who mock Christians for their “irrational” beliefs, fixating on a politician as a charismatic savior and imbuing him with powers beyond mortal humans. But he did do Republicans a service by acting as a magnet for so much foolishly-donated Democratic money. He soaked up $70 million from starry-eyed Betomaniacs, many from states where the money might have helped Democrats win in competitive local races. It was the most expensive Senate race in US history, and he still lost to Ted Cruz. I hope he at least bought a really rad skateboard with some of it.

 

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They must have missed school

By Mike Huckabee

One of the many dangers of not teaching young people civics and real American history (aside from the newly-elected House) is that they grow up not understanding even the simplest concepts about the Constitution and why our system of government is so brilliant and works so well.  It’s filled with multiple layers of checks and balances to insure that one faction can never seize permanent, unchallengable power over the others.  One way is with the divided branches of government.  Another is the way that the power of population numbers represented by House districts is balanced with equal representation of each state in the Senate.  That way, the House may reflect the passions of the majority, but its rash actions and passing fancies are tempered by the more deliberate and broad-based power of the Senate, representing the interests of all the states equally.

Seriously, that’s about all you need to know to have a basic grasp of the difference between the House and the Senate.  So why in the world are so many “progressives” latching on to the obvious fact that some states have more residents than others but all get only two Senators and waving it around like a bloody flag as some sort of affront to democracy?  No, it really doesn’t matter if California contains more of the “popular vote” than Alaska; that doesn’t mean they should get more Senators, nor that we should abolish the Senate and have pure mob rule. In railing about this “injustice” on Twitter, Amanda Marcotte, who passes as a political analyst at Salon.com, lamented darkly, “Our country is not a democracy.” No.  No, it isn’t, and was never meant to be. Were you out sick that day in junior high?

It’s no wonder Hillary Clinton was their idol: they all have a basic misunderstanding of what the “popular vote” means (in both the Electoral College and Senate races, it means n-o-t-h-i-n-g, and deliberately so.)

Still, as dumb as this whole new argument is, I have to say, “Bless your heart” to Joy Behar of “The View.”  This is the first time I’ve ever heard anyone blame the fact that densely-populated blue states have the same number of Senators as less populous red states on “gerrymandering.”  The populations of those blue states must be getting really dense.

https://freebeacon.com/politics/behar-blames-gerrymandering-midterms-dowd-explains-constitution/

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Evening Edition - November 9

By Mike Huckabee

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

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Daily Verse

"And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."

- Mark 10:27

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