Evening Edition - March 18

March 18, 2020

Tuesday, Ohio postponed its primary elections due to the coronavirus, but Joe Biden won lopsided victories over Bernie Sanders in Illinois, Arizona and Florida. Florida was the least surprising of all, given Bernie’s recent comments that revealed his man-crush on Fidel Castro.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/florida-illinois-arizona-primaries

This puts Biden even further ahead of Bernie in the delegate count, and puts even more pressure from Party higher-ups on Sanders to drop out. Sanders, however, could continue on, hoping to at least deprive Biden of a first round delegate majority. He has to decide whether he could wring more socialist concessions out of Biden and the Democrats if he agreed to drop out now, or if he held them over a barrel at the convention. They can’t expect him to make that decision out of Party loyalty because he’s not even a Democrat. He just put the word "Democratic" in front of "socialist" to pass himself off as a Democrat, which is like putting a Buick hood ornament on a Trabant.

Then again, even if Bernie keeps pushing on, how much further toward socialism could he possibly “nudge” the current Democratic Party? They're so far to the left already that they're in danger of falling off the edge.

Even more telling about the far-left drift of the current Democratic Party is not the triumph of Placeholder Joe over Socialist Bernie but what the next generation of Democrats who will replace them soon is like. For instance, here’s yet another signal that if you have any respect whatsoever for the lives of children in the womb (or recently out of it), then there is no longer any place for you in the Democratic Party.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aocs-pick-marie-newman-wins-primary-in-house-race-against-incumbent


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Wednesday Fake News: No, despite what you might have heard from many ranting leftist media figures, the Trump Administration did NOT close the White House pandemic response office, leaving us unprepared to deal with the current crisis. That nonsense claim came from a Washington Post op-ed by a former Obama official. But it isn’t true, according to Tim Morrison, who says he knows the pandemic office wasn’t disbanded because he ran it for a year, then handed it off to another official who is still running it now.

https://www.westernjournal.com/insider-blasts-media-lie-trump-cut-wh-pandemic-office-know-exists-ran/

Morrison says there were some cuts in the bloated staff, and three directories were combined into one, but that didn’t eliminate the pandemic office, it actually made it more efficient.

To give credit where it’s due, Morrison’s piece debunking the previous fake news was also published by the Washington Post. It would have nice, however, if the editors had bothered to call and check with him before running that first piece of fake news.

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I wrote yesterday that I seem to live in a very different America from the dog-eat-dog Zombie Apocalypse described by the media. In the America where I live, people are dealing with the current pandemic scare by trying their best to stay calm, keep on keeping on, and helping each other as much as possible.

One great example of a Huck’s Hero in this situation is Kurt Kruczek, owner of Naples Pizza in West Hartford, Connecticut. His business is down 50%, he had to close one location, and he’s struggling to keep paying all his workers. But when he saw the doctors at the local hospital on TV in their “space suits,” working so hard to deal with the coronavirus, he knew he had to help. So he called and asked if they’d like some free pizzas. The gift was greatly appreciated by the overworked staffers and worried patient family members. So he’s now making a weekly delivery of free pizzas to the hospital, one during the daytime and another at night, for the night shift people who tend to be forgotten.

Kruczek appeared Wednesday on “Fox & Friends,” where he urged people to please support their local restaurants that are struggling to survive by ordering good to go or to be delivered. And here’s a great idea: he said if you can afford it, consider buying gift cards and either using them when the pandemic is over, or else donate them as thank-you gifts to your local hospital, police or firefighters.

There’s even a website now that can help you find a restaurant near you that’s offering gift cards, to help your local businesses survive. To learn more, go to www.RallyForRestaurants.com.

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This story reminds us of two things: Not everyone in show business is a smug, arrogant atheist. And sometimes the kids of really great people react so negatively to their parents’ greatness that they think they must never stop acting like rebellious adolescents.

https://www.westernjournal.com/comedian-norm-macdonald-sees-atheist-commercial-debate-warns-spokesman/

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is fast becoming the voice of the fight against COVID-19, said Tuesday that it may be several weeks before we know how successful the effort to stem the spread has been. He also urged younger people not to assume that because they’re at the lowest risk of suffering too much from contracting the disease that they can ignore the warnings about prevention, because even if they don’t get very sick, they’ll help spread it to people who are at high risk from it.

Dr. Fauci also said there are many things we just still don’t know about how contagious it is or how it spreads, although we are learning more every day. There was a report that one of the first patients in the US, a woman who returned from China with it, was found to have had contact with 372 people before being isolated, and out of all those, the only one who also contracted it was her husband. That’s at least encouraging that it seems unlikely you would catch it from being in the near proximity of a carrier. However, we’re still not certain how it spreads, and in too many cases, it’s spread without detection, so it’s still best to keep up that “social distancing” and stay home if you can.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/most-coronavirus-cases-may-be-undetected-study-finds

In other words, maybe don’t engage in your regular Spring Break activities…

https://www.foxnews.com/media/florida-governor-spring-break-coronavirus-concerns

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A lot of people are saying that the world will not be the same after the pandemic scare is over. Some say this will plunge us into a recession or depression, while some on the left think it will help them finally get government-run health care in America.

But in today’s MUST-READ article, Michael Walsh at the Epoch Times predicts that there will actually be some major positive changes that were long overdue, and some of them might surprise you.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/when-wuhan-virus-departs-world-will-be-changed_3275773.html

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  • RICHARD ALAN CALARCO

    03/19/2020 02:51 PM

    Dear Governor, what a shame the democratic party does not have much of a choice to nominate
    a respectful person who could run the country if President Trump did not win but he will. Those two guys Biden and Sanders scare me to the maximum . They could put this country into such
    bad shape that I would be very concernd for our well being and safety. You know the democrats
    are in trouble when it comes down to these two guys. God Bless America


  • terry buckalew

    03/19/2020 11:18 AM

    God found a way to speak to the world. He shut down illegals crossing the borders and ruining everyones life and religions the country was founded on!!!!!!!

  • Bernadette Dillon

    03/19/2020 10:09 AM

    Dear Governor Huckabee - the news media needs to start reporting the good news. Like China has shut down all the make shift hospitals to treat the Corona Virus have shut down they have no more patients. Yeah. San Diego, Australia and China have a vaccine to stop the the corona virus. Why are they not screaming this at the top of their lungs. No need to panic anymore people. life is about to return back to normal.

  • Lynn Miller

    03/19/2020 09:26 AM

    Claiming health care is a right is immoral. True that believers in socialized medicine are anti-moralists - socialism rejects the morality of Judeo Christian teachings and morality, upon which the US Declaration of Independence and US Constitution are based. If we are all free and equal human beings as believers in socialism declare, then no one can claim ownership or a “right” to any real property of, or service from anyone else. Period.
    It makes no difference if the service is health care, rent or haircuts. Claiming one citizen can be endowed by government with an entitlement to the skills, education and abilities or investments of other citizens means rescinding the rights of those same people to choose how they might wish to use and deliver what is theirs, what they have earned and achieved. And if we rescind the rights of those folks who earned and achieved to make choices for themselves over what they earned and achieved, then they are no longer free and equal human beings.
    Socialists in the DNC today, and their campaigns and supporters operate from a totalitarian and repressive mentality. Socialism always makes slaves of those who earn and achieve. And those who socialism will enslave… their voices must be silenced.
    Ergo: Venezuela, just the twenty first century example of socialism failure and destruction of the earning, achieving demographic. Lots more examples… just read back through history. Or for intellectual lightweights, watch a movie: Dr. Zhivago. Even there, don’t compare an imperialist society to a democratic society tipping toward socialism. And don’t tell me Denmark and Sweden are socialist… doing so demonstrates your utter ignorance.

  • Mary W Danos

    03/19/2020 09:25 AM

    I say this virus is highly over-rated. If President Trump was to issue an executive order postponing the election until 2021 this virus would disappear instantly and it would be considered just another virus like the flu etc. The biased media and the liberals are all pushing this to get to Trump as they were not successful in all their other foolish expensive efforts. This will sink our great nation like no other. All because of "HATE". Look how many people die every year just from the flu and other sickness. GOD SAVE AMERICA I pray everyday. And may GOD bless you Mike.

  • LaVerne Wisdom

    03/18/2020 09:50 PM

    Great post today, informative and each was even better than the last. I shared each one of them to Facebook. Thank you, I sure enjoy your posts.

  • Debra Schmidt

    03/18/2020 09:49 PM

    I love your re-cap each evening! Thank you! I especially was encouraged by the opinion piece tonight about the positive changes the virus might bring. Hopefully some of these things will indeed change!

  • Paul T. Riemar

    03/18/2020 09:33 PM

    The President is correct about the virus origin is Wuhan, China. Also China has a biological facility near Wuhan. Has anyone considered how China has been able to slow down the spread in China. If they created the virus to begin with, they would have the technology to slow in down so quickly. That’s only after travelers spread it globally.

  • Janet Underwood

    03/18/2020 09:19 PM

    As I see story-after-story, each worse than the others, about the awful things being predicted, I can't help but remember how many Dems said they wished something would happen to cause our economy to tumble--just to derail Trump's election bid in 2020. They expressed no concern that people would suffer and even die if their wish came true. Interesting how this all has timed out so perfectly for them, isn't it?

  • Kay DeWitt

    03/18/2020 08:37 PM

    The statement that grabbed me was where you stated: "if you have any respect whatsoever for the lives of children in the womb (or recently out of it), then there is no longer any place for you in the Democratic Party!" and, in response, I say AMEN...AMEN...AMEN...and AMEN!......AND LET ME ADD.....THAT...

    I would add to your list of children not only those children RECENTLY out of the womb, but also children who are NOT recently out of the womb but have been out of it anywhere from 10 to 20 years!

    I am so grateful for how comfortable I am approaching ANY kid I run into at the "market place" and they very willing answer the questions I ask them and I will go so far as to say that some of them are hungry for someone to care enough TO ask them questions....and some of them are so lost...so cynical about life....so empty inside....that they are hungry to hear someone tell them that life HAS meaning...

    So I can add that, if anyone wants to help our hurting, angry kids SEE that life has meaning and BECAUSE it does, life IS worth living no matter who you are because it's true that "God doesn't make junk" then there is also no place for you in the Democratic Party!

  • Donna Lofton Pope

    03/18/2020 08:32 PM

    I had to pick up my medication today (the pharmacy does not deliver20 miles away) and I doubled up a dish towel to cover my nose and mouth before going into busy Walmart. Amazingly Young and middle aged people smirked and wanted to discard standing 6’ away. I really wanted to tell them that a nearby town had three cases yesterday and who knows I might be a carrier! Ignoring precautions may come to roast before they know it.

  • Brenda Davis

    03/18/2020 08:29 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, I’m so appreciative of your honest, down-to-earth comments. As a 71-year-old retired widow, I’m more than a little concerned about the state of our great country. Am also a huge admirer of your daughter Sarah. Keep up the good work!

  • Gabriela Manugas

    03/18/2020 08:15 PM

    Thank you for the great work you do and all the information you provide to us everyday.
    God bless you all and keep all of us safe!
    As a person who lived until 27 years of age in an eastern communist country, I know what a Trabant is. I wonder how many Americans born here know what that “cardboard box on wheels” was.
    Best regards,
    Gabriela

  • GEORGE R DOEBLER

    03/18/2020 08:08 PM

    Why in the world don't they close down the stock market. The only one who will gain from the drop in value will be the rich who will get richer and the majority of left overs who will lost their value in stocks will suffer.

  • Timothy Erson

    03/18/2020 07:59 PM

    I think President Trump should refer to the virus as the China Virus and not as the Chinese Virus.
    Saying Chinese Virus implies an ethnic group to some listeners. Calling it the China Virus is more accurate and is similar to the vernacular we used for the German Measles and the Hong Kong Flu.

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/18/2020 07:55 PM

    Thank you as always

  • Suzanne Ryan

    03/18/2020 07:46 PM

    Can you imagine Joe dealing with this crisis?

  • Stephen Russell

    03/18/2020 07:38 PM

    WH Pandemic Office: Im sure President reduced manpower for office since 1-17.
    Revive for now & then close or reduce manning for office post virus

  • Virginia A. Klemm

    03/18/2020 07:34 PM

    I believe the very best thing that should come out of this horror is bringing back the manufacturing of drugs and many other essential items to America!

  • Nancy Foster

    03/18/2020 07:28 PM

    Mike, if you actually do read these comments.....with all the trillions of dollars being expended both on Coronavirus and helping businesses and citizens, isn't this a good time to reinstate the savings bonds? You're of the same era as me when schoolkids and parents bought bonds to help the war effort in the 40s, and "Buy US Bonds" advertisements were everywhere. People felt patriotic by helping out. They do still offer bonds, but no one ever hears about them yet the interest is better than in most banks. Sure, many people are suffering financially, but for others, this is a way to contribute to get us back in good shape. You have Pres. Trump's ear - maybe he'll consider it! Thanks for listening.

  • James Bagby

    03/18/2020 07:23 PM

    Gov. Huck; The Corona virus has caused our citizens to return to the basics of everyday life in ways we have never experienced before. During and after 9-11 we seen a return to God by a majority of citizens but sadly it didn't last. In God's Holy word it tells us that in the last days there will be much tribulation before the coming of Christ. We have experienced increased tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, 9-11, and now this Corona virus. I believe God will use this as a last warning for repentance. I believe His return is fast approaching. Thanks, and "GOD BLESS".

  • Ann Gilio

    03/18/2020 07:10 PM

    Thank you for your wonderful optimism, Mr. Huckabee! It's totally needed as the media continues its onslaught having fully weaponized the virus! It would also be helpful to mention that per the CDC, the projected deaths during this flu season sits at 50,000!

  • Sam Sayger

    03/18/2020 07:04 PM

    Not totally relative to your points today Governor, but I've seen so much hatred from the left in the last few days that I've made an observation I think is relevant.
    Several (far too many) Hollywood actors (and othere wealthier) are spouting hatred which defies explanation!!
    But, I believe that I have a handle on at least some of them.
    There are those who are heavily invested in JB and other liberals who suffered great loss financially when President Trump walloped the Democrats in '16 and is pretty much on a roll to do it even better in '20 and this hurts not only their feelings but their pocketbooks!! Many of them stood to make gold from a Democrat victory and are con flubbed out of their collective minds and are venting their hatred on President Trump as a way of salaving their feelings - with no real hope for that -- so they a re double "conflubbed"!
    Thank you for all you do Governor.
    An Arkansas supporter who goes back a looong time!!
    Sam Sayger, North Little Rock,AR.
    (PS My Daughter and her husband Phil Avery were your back-door neighbors, "across the creek" in Shady Valley)

  • April Swader

    03/18/2020 06:46 PM

    I am seeing on Newsmax that the banks have power to seize our accounts per the Dodd Frank act. Is this just a scare tactic or true? We have enough worries about our retirement accounts as we are at retirement age now.

  • ken moore

    03/18/2020 06:23 PM

    close the southern border it is a imperative to do now