Morning Edition - October 10

October 10, 2020 |


October 10, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee


Take off your face mask, relax and join me for another great new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! I’ll talk politics with Sen. Lindsay Graham and capitalism with financial guru Charles Mizrahi. You’ll meet the subjects of a stunning new documentary about a radical Islamist whose life changed when he went to Israel and met a Jewish Holocaust survivor. We’ll also have laughs from comedian Ron Pearson, then round it all up with rodeo world champion Tyson Durfey and his wife, country music star Shea Fisher, who will perform her latest release with Tre Corley and the Music City Connection.

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I had hoped that President Trump’s refusal to do the second Presidential debate if it were a “virtual debate” was just a negotiating tactic. I think there need to be debates, and that Trump needs to show he can be less combative and let Joe Biden talk, which causes the most damage to Joe Biden.

The White House even backtracked on Friday and said Trump would appear if it were the original, agreed-upon, in-person format. But the Presidential Debate Commission refused because of Trump’s bout with COVID-19. So it’s definitely off. I assume Trump will hold a rally that night and Biden has scheduled a towhhall on ABC, where he can be “surprised” with questions from “undecided” Biden campaign aides.

I doubt that Trump would still be contagious by next Thursday, so this really pushes the envelope on the Commission’s “overabundance of caution” excuse. I also can’t help wondering, if social distancing and plastic shields really prevent the spread of the virus, why wouldn’t they prevent it at the debate?

And I wonder if the Biden people have considered the message this conveys: we’re choosing someone to take on the toughest job in the world, one that requires strength and stamina. One candidate had the coronavirus, fought it off in four days and is raring to debate. The other barely comes out of his house after 9:30 a.m., always wears a mask, and is afraid to be in the same large auditorium with his rival 15 feet away behind a Plexiglas screen. It makes Joe look as fragile as a dandelion.

The White House isn’t buying the Debate Commission’s excuse that they just couldn’t find TV crews willing to take the risk of being paid to cover one of the biggest events of the year (if kids who stock shelves at Walmart can put on a mask and go to work, why can’t they?) They accuse the Commission of being stacked with Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans, playing “pandemic politics,” and canceling the debate if they can’t cut off Trump’s microphone remotely.

And before anyone calls the Trump people paranoid, one of the most respected Republicans in the world also smells something fishier than a Long John Silver’s franchise.

At least the good news is that we won’t have to sit through a debate “moderated” by a former Joe Biden intern who now claims his Twitter account was hacked when “somebody” used it to send a message to one of the most outspoken Trump critics on how to deal with Trump in the debate.

I’ll finish this with a little history lesson: possibly the most famous political debates in history were between Senate candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. There were nine debates with no moderator. They took turns speaking first, with one talking for 60 minutes uninterrupted, the other talking for 90 minutes, then the first having 30 minutes to respond.

If we had that format today, I think the public would be a lot better informed. Also, I think Trump would be the only candidate who would have no problem speaking for 90 minutes uninterrupted.


Hillary Clinton claims that Black Lives Matter is a “theological statement.” It gives a good insight into how people on the left have replaced God with radical politics, even Marxist movements that are specifically hostile to God and people of faith.

On the other hand, if she means she wants to classify BLM as a church, I’m all for it. Then Democrat mayors and governors would have no choice but to arrest them for holding outdoor riots of more than 100 people.


To refute President Trump’s claim that he passed prison sentencing reform while Obama/Biden did nothing, Joe Biden told an NBC townhall that the previous Administration granted clemency to 18,000 inmates.

Actually, the number was 1,927. Joe might have been thinking of 18,749, which is the number of people who applied for clemency and were denied. Although to be fair, the Party does seem to have adopted a new prison reform policy of never jailing anybody for any reason, other than defending themselves from rioters.

On a related topic, I speculated yesterday on four possible reasons why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was talking about using the 25th Amendment to remove a President for mental or physical infirmities when we’re less than a month away from an election. One reason was that she did believe Biden would win and she needed protocols ready for clearing him out of the way to replace him with Kamala Harris.

You might have thought I was joking or being cynical, but at her Friday press conference, Pelosi insisted, “This is not about President Trump. He will face the judgment of the voters. But he shows the need for us to create a process for future Presidents.”

So good news, Joe! Nancy Pelosi really does believe you’re going to be the future President! Now, the bad news…



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  • R. Dorien B. deLusignan

    10/12/2020 04:38 PM

    God Bless You and Yours. Thank you for being there to keep us informed, educated and positive. My wife and I and several friends watch and are entertained and informed every Saturday and / or Sunday. In Christ, Dorien and Cheryl deLusignan

  • Renee Kendrick

    10/12/2020 02:35 AM

    A crease in Biden's shirt during the first debate? GADZOOKS!!! He must find a new dry cleaner immediately!

  • Joyce Rutherford

    10/11/2020 01:27 PM

    I don't think your comment that "it makes Joe look as fragile as a dandelion" wasa good one. There is nothing fragile about a dandelion except it's appearance. Having fought -- and it was a fight -- dandelions for years in our yard, garden and landscaping, I deem dandelions as one of the toughest. If they go to seed, they can create a multitude of new plants. You can remove the flower, chop off the plant, but if you don't dig up the root and get every small piece of it, it will come right back.
    I agree Biden is a weak facade for the Democrat party. Don't elevate him to the toughness of a dandelion.

  • betty willette

    10/11/2020 10:48 AM

    “We will be guided by those people advising us, we are not doctors. And as you know, the Cleveland Clinic has been advising us throughout. They went along with this decision,” Fahrenkopf said.


    This is from the link for "One of the Most Respected Republican," above, and I can't help but laugh. "Going along with" is a far cry from "advising." Shows how much a few simple words can twist reality unto an unrecognizable shape.

  • William Schlumpf

    10/11/2020 07:14 AM

    Sure the debate commission is biased against Trump and is trying to throw the election to Xie's candidate. If all else fails, Trump should insist he will be on stage or in studio or wherever the biased moderator is and also insist he will debate across from a monitor from which the chinese candidate can parrot responses fed to him. Who cares if the chinese candidate is coached? He'll probably have an earpiece if it is an in person "debate " anyway. At least President Trump can get his message across to the undecided voter and that is critically important at this late date.

  • Joseph Orsini

    10/11/2020 01:23 AM

    Nancy gets it both ways: if Biden wins, the 25th Amen. group looks to quickly remove him to get a "real" leftie; if Trump wins, then this is another shot at impeachment-type removal.

  • Georgetta Jean Weber

    10/10/2020 10:50 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, I have another spin on why Nancy Pelosi is rolling out the 25th amendment. IF (and that is a big IF) Biden wins, Ms. Pelosi can have Biden declared mentally incapable of running the country, then when Ms. Harris attempts to take over the reins, Ms. Pelosi will step in and say Ms. Harris cannot become the US President because she is not a Natural born citizen. She is a Native born citizen of the USA , born to parents that were citizens of other Countries; India and Jamaica. Soooo, the next US President could be the Speaker of the House, Ms. Pelosi herself??

  • Carol LeQuieu

    10/10/2020 10:43 PM

    Black Lives Matter is far more dangerous than just a “Marxist movement.” It is an EXTREMELY evil organization: anti-American, destructively anti-Israel, hostile to God and people of faith.
    The co-founders, Patrisse Cullors and Melina Abdullah have openly declared BLM a
    “spiritual movement”, which is associated with the occult (worship of satan). Cullors said, “This kind of ‘spirituality’, perhaps
    better called ‘black magic’, is at the center of Black Lives Matter.”
    BLM summons the spirits of the dead to achieve its destructive mission. This violent Marxist movement is energized by open witchcraft, through which they conduct occult ceremonies to invoke the dead to achieve their dark plans, including defunding the police in order to unleash anarchy in America.
    The Chinese Communist Party and George Soros are the “fiscal sponsors” of BLM
    activity. We, the people who pray, must call on GOD to intervene, expose, and defeat the satanic BLM organization!

  • George Reynolds

    10/10/2020 08:45 PM

    CORRECTION: 9 Oct, not 8 Oct
    Mike, I did not receive either the Oct 8 morning edition nor the evening edition of your newsletter. I get your newsletter via Did Google block your 9 Oct newsletter?

  • George Reynolds

    10/10/2020 08:36 PM

    Mike, I did not receive either the Oct 8 morning edition nor the evening edition of your newsletter. I get your newsletter via Did Google block your 8 Oct newsletter?

  • Lawrence Foster

    10/10/2020 06:26 PM

    The democrat party is not only at war with math, but with science. Saying a man can become a woman just by saying he is - without even having to put on his ruby slippers and click his heels - does not seem very scientific to me. As for "gender studies, what's to study? You peek inside your underpants, and what you see tells you what your gender is. Only a left-wing university would award a PHd for that.

  • Anne Turner

    10/10/2020 05:47 PM

    I know Nancy thinks the voters are too stupid to see unintended consequences of Dem policies, but she must also think we are too mentally challenged to figure out why she is concerned about the 25th Amendment. When she first brought it up it was attached to Trump. My guess is her aides told her that was medically hogwash, so she changed the story. I understand it takes more than a majority of Congress to exercise the Amendment . Even if the Dems get both houses, my guess is they will not let Biden be removed unless we have a National crisis. The only thing that worries me is the button pushing ability.

    I just heard Biden talking about the loss of jobs since the Virus started. On the other hand he has criticized the Pres. for-not doing enough to stem the illness. The same way he criticized him for not doing enough to stop the virus from coming into the country. But he opening called Trump a racist for shouting down travel from China. Do the voters see the irrationality here.

    So far as being critical of the military: The Dems keep bringing up all the
    Trump out of context comments. There is only one that is true and that is remarkable about McCain. I was angry with him on that one. McCain was a genuine hero, not for being captured but for refusing preferential treatment.

    BLM is theological? What church does Hilary attend? If I am correct, the Methodist theologians must be appalled. I guess I better keep writing because when Biden is Pres and the Libs in control, I won’t be able to say anything without going to jail. See you there?.??

  • Katherine Cockerham

    10/10/2020 05:21 PM

    Dandelions are very tough, unlike Joe Biden. Maybe a hot house orchid would be a better comparison.
    P.S. Thanks for resending the Evening Edition. I didn't receive this one either.

  • Kay DeWitt

    10/10/2020 04:48 PM

    IN RESPONSE TO YOUR STATEMENT: "I think there need to be debates, and that Trump needs to show he can be less combative and let Joe Biden talk, which causes the most damage to Joe Biden", DO I SAY A ROUSING AMEN, AND AMEN, AND AMEN!

    AND I SAY THIS BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT if President Trump could give, to what we Christians refer to as, a "testimony", that, upon his facing the reality of his own mortality, as a result of testing positive for the coronavirus, he cried out to the Lord and, upon doing so, he came into a "revelational" understanding of His love which, concomitantly, gave him a revelational understanding of how he CAN love his enemies and, BECAUSE he now understands how he can (as a result of now being born again), rather than disagree with the message that Arthur Brooks gave at the National Prayer Breakfast he did back in January when Arthur Brooks gave his message...he now AGREES with him that...BECAUSE Jesus tells us to love our enemies and enables us to do so...THE only answer to unifying this country is to answer hatred with love....

    THEN PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD SAY TO JOE BIDEN...."So, Joe, I can now tell you that... thanks to my having contracted the coronavirus... I love you...and all your Democratic constituents...because Jesus' love loves EVERYONE...loves EVERY sinner...BUT, because His love also hates the sinner's SIN, I can also tell you that I hate your sin OF hatred against me because Jesus hates it and because it is hatred that is destroying our country!...And, yes, BECAUSE Christ loves EVERY human being, do black lives matter because ALL lives matter...which includes the unborn lives in a woman's womb!"

    AND THEN if President Trump would be as cordial to Joe during this second debate, as he was uncordial to him during the first debate, do you have any idea how many voters" hearts he would touch! He'd win far more votes THAT way then having more rallies because he is going to continue to be criticized for his willingness to have rallies that have the potential of putting people at risk of being infected with the coronavirus just so he can gain politically!

  • Philip Rusch

    10/10/2020 04:22 PM

    It may be controversial to say, but I think Joe Biden needs the debates more than Donald Trump. I think the Debate Commission hoped to bait Team Trump, based on the apparent drop in the mainstream media polls, into accepting that virtual debate where Team Biden would have all the means at their disposal to cheat out the window. Team Trump, in my estimation, wisely declined to accept those terms. Rather, should he elect to debate Team Biden again, Team Trump is going to do it on their ground, so to speak, and on their terms. In a base turnout election, most of the intangibles strongly favor the President. Adam Mill in American Greatness wouldn't write an article like "Why Doesn't It Feel Like Biden is Winning" if that were not so.

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    10/10/2020 04:16 PM

    I thought staying at home (which Joe does a great job of) would "flatten the curve." Then masks, which are questionable, then socially distancing (which I love to do with liberals), and now plex panels to protect us. What next, will we all be walking around in haz mat suits looking like Ralphie in his bunny suit?

    People, get out and live and breathe in God's air supporting your immune system. Herd immunity will prevail like it always has throughout history.

  • Suzanne Bullock

    10/10/2020 04:12 PM

    Dandelions in my experience are anything BUT fragile.
    Paper lanterns on the other hand...
    Ya, I think comparing Slo Joe to a paper lantern is a better metaphor in quite a few ways.

  • Paul Russ

    10/10/2020 03:39 PM

    Can you get a handle on any valid polling for the presidential election. If so, please publish and comment.
    BTW, skipping the second debate is irrelevant for Trump. The odds are always stacked against him no matter what his personality or disposition might be. He had every right to be cantankerous when Biden spewed lies and Chris Wallace did nothing to set the record straight. Chris Wallace is as biased against Trump as any other moderator that the election commission could have chosen.

    Trump can use the time more productively out on the campaign trail with his constituency.

    A second virtual debate would have been completely fraudulent.

  • Stephen Russell

    10/10/2020 03:37 PM

    Debate Reform:
    o Pexiglass barriers
    o We choose Mod
    o Hard questions
    o No Bias to attendees
    o audience asks questions.
    o No meds, earpieces for Biden
    o No hidden code for him to see.
    o No preplanned questions.
    Or debates Bias to Biden & Harris & out side loses
    Take down Debate Commission

  • Paul Kern

    10/10/2020 03:26 PM

    I am not sad to see the next debate cancelled. The moderators are cherry picked to tilt the playing field in Biden's favor. I just hope Teump comes out just as strong as Mike did when he deftly exposed Harris for for the power hungry demagogue she is. So many have blindly accepted the lies fostered on them by the Marxists who are the new Democratic Party.
    It looks like the Democrats are still fighting the Civil War using Marxist tactics and talking points.
    We definitely need to pray for God's intervention like He did with the Jesus People movement

  • Joseph Trokey

    10/10/2020 03:23 PM

    The bill Pelosi is pushing won't make it all the way through but it certainly does prove to me that Joe Biden will not make it six months IF he gets elected. People, you better watch out or you will get exactly what you asked for.

  • Rick Locke

    10/10/2020 03:02 PM

    I'm thinking that we might need yet another amendment. We'll call it the "Crazy Wacko" amendment. We'll start by testing Nancy, and then Adam after her. My guess is that there is a pot farm somewhere near the water treatment plant in Sacramento and that's why they both take so many trips back home to La La Land.

  • Rob E

    10/10/2020 02:51 PM

    Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon. It knocks over all the pieces, poops on the board, and struts around, acting like it won.

  • Floyd A Unger

    10/10/2020 02:44 PM

    Thank you

  • Delia Daun Rose

    10/10/2020 02:16 PM

    I would have liked to see a virtual debate with a live rally in the background. No rule against it that I’ve been told. Wonder if they would cut the mic then.