Tune out the table pounding

May 5, 2019

It’s possible you’ve had a hard time this week keeping up with the shrill Democratic attacks on Attorney General Bill Barr (is it really an impeachable offense to allegedly not include in your four-page summary every nuance of a 400+ page report that had already had been released long before the hearing?)  If so, then a good way to catch up with the Democratic leadership’s public descent into infantilism would be to read the excellent summary of this week’s Mueller report-related events by Harmeet K. Dhillon at Fox News.  It will fill you in quickly on what happened and what’s likely to happen next. 

 

If I had to guess the next stage of Democratic reaction after anger and panic, I’d say it will be the “rats leaving a sinking ship” phase.  People who engaged in illegal activities to spy on, undermine and frame Donald Trump and his staffers will start offering to implicate higher-ups in exchange for immunity deals. Fear of that is the real reason for the ever-more-hysterical attacks on Barr, as well as the media’s helpful amplifying of those attacks and their efforts to get the most damaging information out with the most positive spin on it, to try to soften the shock and anger when Barr's finding go public. Remember, these media outlets could have done their job as journalists, dug up the truth and published it two years ago, but they were too busy trying to convince you that the President was a Russian agent who was about to be arrested.


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If pressed for a second prediction, I would say that Trump’s approval ratings will continue to rise, for several reasons:  Now that Mueller has admitted there’s no evidence of Russian collusion, the Democrats have been forced to fall back on claiming obstruction of justice.  The lapdog media are pushing this nonsense hard, so polls show many Americans now believe Trump obstructed justice.  But as a famous Republican once said, you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.  Americans will eventually start to question why, if Trump obstructed the probe, Mueller was never fired and instead went on for two years, blowing $35 million of our tax money investigating something that never happened.  If Trump obstructed the probe, then he turned out to be just as bad at obstruction as he is at being an asset to Russia or an anti-Semite.

 

I suspect the embarrassingly childish behavior of the Democrats in Congress also won’t wear well with Americans, who want Congress to move on and get some things done to help the country, not listen to endless tantrums over nothing. You can disagree with Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda, you can even stupidly claim that America was never great, but it’s become obvious to all but the most blind partisans that Trump is at least trying to do things that he thinks are good for America.  All the Democrats are doing is pushing socialist pipe dreams and attacking Trump, even as he tries again and again to get them to stop their pointless “resistance” and work with him for the good of the nation. 

    

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-urges-parties-come-together-good-american-people/


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Also, the economy isn’t just running like a well-oiled machine, it’s roaring like a jet engine.  By virtually every measure and in every demographic – unemployment, rising wages, GDP growth, manufacturing jobs – the numbers are the best in half a century. Trump didn’t claim to “create” those jobs, he just removed the choking regulations and taxes that liberal policies put on the US economy.  Democrats are trying to claim that the economy is terrible – and if it isn’t, well, then Obama is to thank for it.  Really?  As I pointed out earlier this week, in Trump’s first 26 months in office, 399% more manufacturing jobs were added than in Obama’s last 26 months in office.  With their choice of jobs, their taxes down and their pay rising, will Americans really vote to put the chains and anchors back on the economy?

 

There’s a lot of debate about why Trump isn’t getting credit for the great economy, but consider that he’s had over two years of relentlessly hostile, negative media coverage drowning any good news out, most of it about something that we now know was a hoax. I don’t believe Americans will be dumb enough to keep listening to the people who sold them that hoax.  The more they tune out the biased media, the more they’ll realize that Trump is nothing like the cartoon ogre they’ve been told he was.  As Scott Adams pointed out, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) claimed that by now, we’d have a depression, nuclear war, prison camps and an insane Russian puppet in the White House.  Now, they’ve been reduced to screaming that Trump almost impeded a witch hunt, but didn’t.


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Finally, there’s the comparison factor: with the election nearing, voters will have to consider whether they really want to trade the guy who unleashed this economy for anyone in that clown car full of socialists, political neophytes, wet-behind-the-ears media darlings, and Congressional blowhards whose greatest legislative achievements are in the field of renaming post offices. 

 

So if you ask me why the Democrats are so terrified that they’re screaming and making federal cases over nothing (i.e., they didn’t like the summary of a nothingburger report that had already been released), it’s all explained by that famous legal maxim:

 

If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts; if you have the law on your side, argue the law; and if you don’t have the facts or the law on your side, pound the table.  Expect to hear a lot more table pounding between now and 2020.  Just learn to tune it out. 

 

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  • Robert McFate

    05/13/2019 01:43 PM

    Wish we could harness all that blowhard energy, we could power a large percentage of several states.

  • Elaine Humphrey

    05/13/2019 07:57 AM

    Is the national debt coming down now that the economy is red hot?

  • Alan Doud

    05/08/2019 06:25 AM

    One Trump hater that responded to a twitter comment asked if I had read the full 300 page report. Since everyone else is reporting a 400 plus page. It makes me wonder how many parts they left out to sell their deceit.

  • Kay L. Sellati

    05/07/2019 06:05 AM

    We are up against communists and the snowflakes that vote for them, plus the illegals that will be voting. Can Trump win again with that mess. I sure hope so because if we don't win we will be full fledged communist with govment health care and we old people will be gotten rid of along with undesirables.

  • Joe Wilkerson

    05/06/2019 10:28 PM

    Gov. Mike, I am a born again Christian and it pains me greatly to see this nation founded by Christians seemly slip beneath the waves of Socialism, but my God is not a coward and He is telling me to stand up and fight the good fight against these evil doers. I pray daily for God to see Pres. Trump is reelected again as was PM Netanyahu. I have never seen my country in this shape due to the sorry person who just left the white house. I stand tall every time I vote for a conservative. My one vote may be just what it takes to put #our president back in office. It is still a ways to go before 2020, but closer than many think. I want to say, "thank you" for this wonderful column that I read every day. I also pray that God will let His Holy Spirit fall on those who are opposing the man God has put in office and if they steadfastly refuse to do His will, then rebuke them as He does me when I neglect to follow His will. As a veteran, it sickens me to see haters of Pres. Trump for reasons I have yet to understand except that he pooped in their nest by not taking a bribe or parting his hair the wrong way.

    Thanks for letting me blow off a little steam. I had other things to say, but at 78 they sometimes escape me if I do not put them on paper quickly.

    sincerely,
    Joe

  • Julie Smids

    05/06/2019 10:03 PM

    Wow what an incredible article indeed and 100% completely accurate! Thank you again for your Priceless commentaries Mike

  • Joe Dravis

    05/06/2019 10:22 AM

    What’s missing with the Democrats and the Media is truth and Integrity. Many people are being deceived and some believe because they despise Our President and the great USA. John 7:7, Jesus describes why he was hated, for exposing evil. We are also hated for speaking truth and exposing evil. Keep the faith, be strong in The Lord and keep fighting the good fight my brother in Christ. With love and respect. Joe Dravis BAKERSFIELD CA

  • Sandra Cummins

    05/06/2019 09:43 AM

    I think the saddest part of this whole mess is that the American News Media has duped millions into believing Trump is a gangster! The MSM never reports the truth about what Trump has done and is doing to improve the lives of Americans, and is actually giving Obama credit for Trump's success! I weep for our country. So many of the people are lost in the dark and don't even know it.

  • Joseph M Griffith

    05/06/2019 07:40 AM

    Thank you Governor for your continued insight into what has become the biggest circus in political history. God bless you and our president!

  • Joseph M Griffith

    05/06/2019 07:39 AM

    Thank you Governor for your continued insight into what has become the biggest circus in political history. God bless you and our president!

  • Robert Shiner

    05/06/2019 06:23 AM

    I always enjoy Huckabee Commentary...Sometimes it serious and dead on , other times it hilarious and dead on....Either way, you have a unique ability to reduce mountainous political drivel to its basic ingredient, HATE. It’s sad, and I often wonder “what’s happened to my country” and I can’t help but return again and again to the realization that OBAMA FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED AMERICA INTO A RACIST HOTBED PITTING NOT BLACKS AGAINST WHITES BUT AMERICANS AGAINST AMERICANS......Donald Trump is a man who is philosophically right and has accepted a role to restore America to the glory of of the greatest country in earth and I doubt there is ANY politician alive today that could withstand the persistent resistance of a party so desperate for relevancy that it is willing to plunge the entire country into chaos rather than adopt a policy of reaching across the aisle to find the common ground and compromise that exists and has for decades been the bellwether of a functioning two party system.

  • Barb

    05/06/2019 04:09 AM

    Amen!!!!

  • Carole J. Holsing

    05/06/2019 01:01 AM

    I read this .....wonderful summaation....a must read for all.Thank you !

  • Ernie Widenhoefer

    05/05/2019 11:56 PM

    Good day Governor Huckabee,
    I watched a lot of the lets say trial because it seemed to me they were treating Mr. Barr as a criminal on trial. Mr. Barr seem to handle himself with dignity and I respected his fortitude not to tell the democrats to take a hike. He gave them what they want, they all could have read the report but they choose not to so they can whine like children in front of the cameras. The only good thing I saw was the democrats showing their true faces to the American people, it was like a circus and they only had the unfunny clowns performing. Take care sir!
    Ernie W.

  • Kate Stone

    05/05/2019 11:36 PM

    I have been watching all the proceedings this past week. One thing that especially was outrageous is the fact that the President was referred to as a Monarch! The DEMS are truly trying to take the President down and it is so terrible and destroying our country from within. The intent of taking down the President reminds me of a similar dynamic in th news of trying to take down the President of Venezuela. How dare they imply that our President is a candidate for impeachment! I watch every speech he makes and he has such a Patriotic intention to help our country. You know that so well! Also, when we use the word enemy, we can realize that whether our enemies are called enemy, adversary, or competitor, they would like nothing better than to see the U.S. disempower itself from within, while they sit back and watch with amusement. Those competitor countries include Russia, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, as prime in relishing and subversively contributing to our demise. For example, Russia and China are both influencing Argentina, and oil is anohter power product that has historically played into competition in the Middle East. The disruption in Argentina is a dynamic that is spreading throughout Latin America, causing the large influx of migrants into Mexico on the way to overcoming the borders of the U.S. This type of migrant flooding is certainly creating a real threat to the security and political distress in our country. Our enemies must love seeing the struggle going on with the thousands of migrants at the U.S. border. From a sense of power for our enemies, there are a number of situations that make them smile with satisfaction as the U.S. struggles and shoots itself in the foot. The migration issue will sooner or later lead to some diseases also crossing the border. Look how measles his infiltrating the country from within, with lack of innoculation led more by persuasive mistrust spread among young generation parents. Then there is the hateful and constant attacks on our Presidency. Our enemies must love the fact that half the country hates the president and would be delighted with impeachment as a way to take him down or at least destroy his potential for reelection. The DEMs are playing right into the hands of our enemies. Likewise, Russia and Ukraine are adversaries, and their enemy relationship is gradually showing how it has been a factor in the 2016 election and the Clinton cover-up. Then we have the pathetic situation with our top universities, who are destroying the safe expression of freedom of speech. Many academics have a leftist leaning that is being perpetuated down from veteran to young professors. Likewise, the Chinese influence in the universities has helped to threaten cyber security. A classic book by Dr. Samuel Huntington, "The Clash of Civilizaton and Remaking of World Order," explains clearly how cultures like those from Muslim background come to the U.S. for education of its brilliant young people, but then those young either stay in the U.S. and alter some of our perspectives, or return to their home countries to use the higher education gained in the U.S. to then gain a competitive edge. Huntington explains clearing the difference between Westernization and Modernization. The U.S. has the perception that other cultures are changing their orientation to Westernization, when in reality, the are more likely to use what they have learned in the West to Modernize and facilitate the competitive edge of their culture through application of modern skills and strategies that can better compete with the West. Religion then also comes into the picture. Think of how our enemies must take delight in seeing the increase in Anti-Semitism, and the rising tension between Muslim and Christian religions in the U.S. Then there is the continued dialogue of racial discrimination as well as tension between various minority groups and the traditionally dominant white male culture. Even white females are rising up in angry outbursts of discrimination, and the popular demand for pro-choice over pro-life is a seeting women's issue. All of these issues are examples of our country being destroyed from within, while our competitive international adversaries encourage and support such divisiveness from within, and take delight in the gradual toxic disempowerment of the united foundation of the United States. Mike, your voice is so important, and each day your newletter calls attention to the disturbing realities that eat away at American Patriotism. Keep sharing your voice. The best defense is a strong offense. Our country needs your voice and wisdom and influence you share through the media. The threats we see are like the toxic spread of durgs in our country. They are slowly and steadily poisoning our younger generation who are our country's future, and playing right into the hands of our competitive enemies.

  • J.e. john

    05/05/2019 07:53 PM

    Sorry mike . the media spin has begun, it will be relentless and paint any findings from barr or hotowitz investigations as un true . The rnc should be building up a huge war chest of money for ad time and run the true story over and over and over again about what really went on , starting july 1 to election night 2020.

  • Elaine Liming

    05/05/2019 07:33 PM

    Once again a fine summary. I also appreciate reading all the comments made by thinking Americans who trust God, believe in our Constitutional Republic, have sound political knowledge, want term limits and those who , in my opinion, having been caught in lying ,spying, and corruption making; they want justice and these people finally serving time in jail.
    However we must pray for unity and we must pray like never before for the safety and resolve of our attorney general.

  • Franca Murphy

    05/05/2019 07:08 PM

    Love your columns, Mike. And your daughter, too!

  • Lynn P Barr

    05/05/2019 06:44 PM

    I am in SHOCK that ALL illegals in the caravans get food stamps and a work permit. If they can pay coyotes $5,000 for each person in their "family" then they have enough money to pay for food, diapers, etc. AND they can clean up after themselves. The pics of those FILTHY pissed up, pooped up areas with all the garbage is GROSS. Keep them in Mexico!!!!! Mexico does NOT allow immigration, so the US should deny them entry. Tell Sarah I LOVE her TV interviews.

  • Christine calac

    05/05/2019 06:43 PM

    Thank you for your insight.

  • Karen Anderson

    05/05/2019 06:11 PM

    As usual Right On!

  • Janet Britton

    05/05/2019 05:06 PM

    Now that I am retired I have the time to listen to House and Senate hearings. I have to say I'm really appalled at the grandstanding and disrespect shown to the witnesses called. This is how our government doesn't work! I have to add that I was a registered as a Democrat my whole life until three years ago. That Democrat party I was a part of no longer exists in any form! Our lawmakers need to put the interest of the American people ahead of their own interests and pockets! Time to clean house, and I don't mean the White House.

  • Charles Richard Morgan Jr.

    05/05/2019 05:04 PM

    I agree with your remarks, and tired of Democrats believing theirs the only truth when the American people only knows it's lies but so tired of there media outlets that are trying to sell their snake oil.
    But we the American people are unsure and apprehensive of Barr will not be allowed to bring forth the truth are restore faith in the justice system .

  • JoeyanBrenda Eveld

    05/05/2019 05:04 PM

    Has President Trump considering the national debt at all. After immigration, I think this should be the most important item on his agenda, more so than infrastructure.

  • Samuel Smith

    05/05/2019 04:52 PM

    This should be a lesson to use all, the Democrats are showing use what happens when you let HATE tell you what to say and how to act!