Evening Edition - June 18

June 18, 2019 |

Well, I knew that leftists lived in a delusional state, but now we know exactly which state it is.

Like Monty Python’s Black Knight blustering that he’s the winner of a sword fight even with both arms and legs chopped off, California Gov. Gavin Newsom blustered yesterday that California represents the future of America and the GOP is headed for the “waste bin of history.” 


My first reaction would be to point out that unlike parts of California, at least history HAS a waste bin.  In L.A., garbage and feces from all the homeless people just pile up on the sidewalks until they’re overrun with rats carrying fleas that spread typhus.  If California is the future of America, then we’d all better invest in hazmat suits. Or possibly build a big, beautiful wall between California and the rest of America. 

Among the many distinctions of the former Golden State under leftist misleaders like Newsom are such impressive stats as the greatest income inequality in America, the highest gas taxes (about to go up yet again), the highest income taxes, yet the largest percentage of people on welfare, and the list goes on and on.  With its wealthy lords living behind walls and its peasants searching for housing amid filth, squalor and disease, California is looking less like the future of America than like the distant past of Europe.  All it’s missing is the Bubonic plague, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s coming along shortly.

It’s a state whose current incompetent leftist leaders inherited beautiful terrain and weather, as well as great wealth and resources from earlier, smarter generations, and are now in the process of driving it all into the ground as they drive the middle class to move out. And it has a Governor who can admit that a misconceived, over-budget bullet train to nowhere was a bad idea that will never be finished, then sue Washington to force the taxpayers to give the state a billion dollars for it anyway.  

Newsom went out of his way to claim that he doesn’t care what Tucker Carlson says about him.  But I think it might be instructive for him to listen.  It’s certainly more educational to listen to virtually anyone else than to Gavin Newsom.  Tucker opened his show last night with a close-up look at the leftist utopia that Newsom and his cohorts are transforming California into. Just be glad it’s television and not smell-a-vision:



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This story was also covered last night by Tucker Carlson, and what interests me most is not the major story, but one funny detail:


It involves a lawsuit by Trump campaign associate Roger Stone, who is facing various federal charges brought by the Mueller team.  His attorneys are demanding a copy of the full forensic report into the 2016 hacking of the DNC email server.  If you haven’t been reading my newsletter, you might be surprised to learn that the DNC refused to let the FBI examine their allegedly hacked server.  All they provided to prove that Russia hacked it was a report by a private security firm paid by the DNC.

Stone’s attorneys are demanding to see the unredacted report.  The government is fighting that demand, claiming that Stone has no reason to see those parts, and besides, the redacted portions have nothing to do with any chicanery by Russia, they’re just protecting the DNC’s private information.  

So please note: Democrats are trying to charge the Attorney General with contempt for not revealing the few redacted portions of the Mueller Report that he says are private information and have nothing to do with Russia…while simultaneously expecting the government to protect the redacted portions of their email server report because that’s private information that has nothing to do with Russia, trust them on this. 

It’s only June, but I think we may already have a winner for the 2019 Huck’s Hypocrite of the Year Award.



The polls might claim that Americans are chomping at the bit to make one of the far-left clowns in the Democratic demolition derby President, but one thing polls don’t measure, at least not accurately, is voter enthusiasm.  While even the leading names among the Democrats struggle to fill a high school classroom with people at campaign stops, President Trump’s rallies are a hotter ticket than a Rolling Stones tour. 

He has a rally scheduled tonight in Orlando to officially kick off his reelection campaign, and people started camping out to get into it a day-and-a-half ahead of time, even huddling in tents during a rain storm to save their places in line.


The arena holds 20,000, and Trump said there were over 100,000 requests for tickets.  Obviously, a lot of Americans appreciate what Trump has done, despite unprecedented opposition from his political opponents and the media. In fact, I daresay that without the 24/7/365 negative press coverage, with every story slanted for the utmost anti-Trump angle; and if the public were focused on what he’s actually done rather than what his rage-filled enemies keep telling them he’s done; his approval rating would be far higher.  Much of the hatred is focused on his personal style, which can be pugnacious and over-the-top…but that’s also part of his appeal to many conservatives, who are glad to have someone who’ll punch back instead of just standing there and taking all the unfair attacks. 

With Trump officially launching his campaign, this is a good time for a reboot for Trump 2.0.  What do you think should be the focus of his message?  The economic boom and job creation?  The crushing of ISIS and placing of American interests first again in foreign affairs?  Or should he go after the Democrats, pointing out how far to the left they’ve lurched, to the point of openly embracing socialism, open borders and infanticide?  Laura Ingraham had a good discussion on this topic last night, which you can watch at the link, then feel free to share your thoughts on what should be the theme of Trump’s reelection.  And if you like, offer your suggestions for a new campaign slogan, like “Keep America Great,” or even one for the Democrats, like “MAVA: Make America Venezuela Already.” 


You might also be interested in this later segment from Laura Ingraham’s show in which Ralph Reed discusses his plans to promote unprecedented Evangelical turnout to boost Trump.  I’ve pointed this out before, but there are enough practicing Christians to determine the results of every election in America. If all Christians made our voices heard at the polls, there wouldn’t be laws okaying abortion up to and beyond birth. 


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“Rock stars…Is there anything they DON’T know?” – Homer Simpson

Taylor Swift is undeniably talented, and she’s been wildly successful by remaining a rare positive, nonpartisan role model for young women.  Unfortunately, she’s recently been under heavy pressure from the left to get political, and sadly, she finally caved in to it. 

Swift came out against Marsha Blackburn’s Tennessee Senate run (in a statement conveniently timed to fall immediately after her final US concert tour date – Taylor may have been “woke,” but she wasn’t entirely crazy yet), claiming that Blackburn’s House voting record “appalled and terrified” her.  The media treated it as a seismic event in politics, but I said it wouldn’t make much difference unless they let 13-year-old girls vote (don’t be surprised if Democrats endorse that idea.)  In the end, Blackburn won 54.7-43.9% and swept all but three counties.  Taylor had risked alienating half her fan base for no effect.

Instead of taking that as a sign, though, she’s now jumped even deeper into the tiresome leftist preaching game with a new song and video promoting the misleadingly named “Equality Act.”  With the type of thoughtful nuance you’d expect, the video depicts everyone who approves of it as happy, loving, wonderful and open-hearted, while smearing opponents as frumpy, dumb, bigoted haters of LGBTQ people.  In other words, it takes Taylor’s political a-woke-ening beyond just endorsing a candidate and into the currently fashionable trend of condescendingly insulting millions of Americans who don’t agree with a particular leftist policy initiative.


I wonder if she, or anyone who would take political advice from Taylor Swift, realizes the fatal flaws in that bill?  Like the way it would trample First Amendment religious rights, or codify into law the current trend of allowing transsexual “former” males to unfairly compete against girls in sports.  Some iconic female pro athletes have been brave enough to risk condemnation from the PC police by speaking out against this insanity. 

The “Equality” Act would set into law the idea that all someone has to do is “identify” as a woman to compete against female athletes.  At that point, girls who’ve worked for their entire lives to win athletic scholarships could pretty well hang up their dreams.  Is that really what Taylor Swift considers to be “looking out for” her army of young female fans?  Or did she just not look very deeply into it, instead buying the simplistic, partisan cartoon version of the issue that’s routinely pushed by the left?

If you’re going to try to leverage your celebrity to influence votes, you have a responsibility to do the research so you know what you’re talking about and you’re not encouraging people to do things that are harmful to their own interests.  If you wouldn’t endorse a beverage that’s poison, why would you endorse a bill that would harm your own fans? 

I know 13-year-old girls are more likely to listen to Taylor Swift than to me, but just in case, here’s a little advice: If someone tries to get you to vote for a piece of major legislation based on how cool it is to see Taylor Swift and Katy Perry dancing around while dressed up as a burger and fries, then you’d better go research that bill very, very carefully.

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While the media endlessly trumpet President Trump’s “low approval rating” (currently at 40%, according to the daily Gallup survey), they seldom mention that compared to his Democratic haters in Congress, he’s Mr. Popularity. 

The latest Gallup survey taken in May showed Americans’ approval rating of Congress stuck at a dismal 20% for the second month in a row.  Considering their mad dog behavior and utter lack of accomplishments since then, it’s hard to imagine it’s gone any higher.


And what of the de facto leader of the Democrats, media darling and women’s magazines' “favorite Congress member,” socialist know-it-all Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?  A new survey of registered voters in her own district in The Bronx found that they described her as “disliked, distrusted” and “unwanted.”  Her unfavorable rating is 51% and only 13% say they’d vote to reelect her.  Not surprisingly, since she spends so much of her time in front of cameras, bloviating about national issues, promoting socialism and attacking businesses that want to create jobs in New York, only 11% of her constituents think she has their best interests at heart.


The survey did contain one piece of good news for AOC, though.  Her favorability rating in her district is 21%.  That’s one whole percentage point higher than Congress’ overall approval rating.



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  • Dianna Rhodes

    07/22/2019 02:00 AM

    Why is it ok for the 4 rats ,I mean the 4 mean girls, get to call our great president names and horass him isn't that raciest?

  • Deborah McClure

    06/20/2019 12:23 PM

    I agree with Harold in that the Earth goes through cycles of cooling and warming. In the 70's there was the out cry of another ice age approaching and supposedly a warming crisis. No just the cycle of cooling and warming.
    I enjoyed your comment about 2 things wrong with America 1) everyone gets a trophy and 2) no one gets a spanking. My husband goes one step further and says they don't have enough grass to mow. A lot of time for thought can be had when mowing.
    Thanks Gov. Huckabee you are appreciated.

  • Carol Mathews

    06/19/2019 02:52 PM

    The slogan
    Make America Great Again MAGA hats
    Keep America Great KAG hats
    Make America Even Greater MAEG hats
    Think about the initials MAGA worked well KAG not so well MAEG better than KAG still not as good as MAGA
    How about Make America Stronger MAS initials work better
    Or even Make America Stronger Again MASA (first A a long a maysa)
    People will go to the initials so they should sound good as well as the slogan to have meaning

  • Shauna dickerson

    06/19/2019 01:21 PM

    Quoting your remarks, Trump's "personal style, which can be over the top and pugnacious, but that's part of his appeal to many conservatives" I agree completely. I have children who say they refuse to discuss politics, but at times almost attack me because I voted for Trump, because I'm against illegal immigration (Racist!!) etc. My fault for raising them in New Jersey. So Trump is hated by feminists because of the accusations of philandering and nasty remarks, I could compare him to Bill Clinton, who has been accused of the same thing, and worse. Why is Bill still loved and Trump is not. Could it be of the (fake) charisma and charm of Bill, and the pugnaciousness of Trump. I would never wish Trump would change, but that people wake up and see reality.

  • Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Kelley

    06/19/2019 01:13 PM

    You go Huck! :-)

  • Richard Geldhof

    06/19/2019 10:56 AM

    Good stories. But seems everything that has happened for the last two years was started with the DNC and Hillary's obstructionism and collusion with Russian operatives. Clinton, Obama and leftist DNC are trying to regain control over the peoples rights to associate with President Trump using a coup of impeachment to force him from office. Barr should be holding the DNC and all those rallied against a sitting President accountable for criminal prosecution and failure to accomplish their Congressional duties for the people instead of themselves and party. The DNC tries to put President Trump on trial, but they are the black kettles of discontent. They have no respect for MAGA They fail to police themselves and are in and of themselves corrupt leftist derelicts. Trump is working for Americans - the DNC does nothing but bitch. President Trump has a stiff backbone. Trump fights back and yes, is sometimes unpredictable, unlike Obama the jellyfish. At some point in life stand up for yourselves. Act human with good morals, which the leftists and Hollywood talent lack.

  • Lisa Chemt

    06/19/2019 10:44 AM

    Congratulations to you and Janet for raising such a beautiful daughter! You must have been so proud of her last night at the President's rally in Orlando. She is a warrior, and we will miss her. God bless her and your entire family. <3

  • Autumn K Terrill

    06/19/2019 09:12 AM

    Dear Mike I adore your emails that you keep on hitting out of the park home runs each and every one. I joined Parlor thanks to you and followed my favorites who were all banned forever and deplatformed and cannot thank you enough. Oh yes I am in for Trump 2020 all the way. I even got the flag and the hat to prove it and took a picture and look so very happy according to a friend in the UK. Your daughter is such a wonderful warrior and I keep you guys in my prayers for great success. Sarah is the best par non, press secretary of all time since day one!! Keep on fighting thru these emails and all else you do. You lead by example and serve as a great example and not a horrible warning like so many in DC today. God bless you and yours.

  • Michael Souders

    06/19/2019 08:33 AM

    Iā€™m going off topic for something that no one has even thought to mention. All these illnesses that are coming to light from the Dominican Republic. Maybe this is a biological attack with a modified flu virus. Easy enough to say ā€œ who, use?NO!!ā€ Then tell me why are so many Americans getting ill down there, and why are they trying so hard to cover it up?? Just a thought. Someone ask them the question and see how fast they respond.

  • Harold Kallal

    06/19/2019 08:24 AM

    I am so tired of hearing climate change. Climate changes every second of every day. The earth has gone thru periods of global warming and cooling cycles forever, each lasting 20-40 years. I learned this at college 45 years ago. Science hasn't changed. So two major things that man can't control are the sun and the temperature of the pacific ocean which is caused by the magma inside the earth. The temperature cycles of the ocean have been recorded for hundreds of years the south americans have names for it- El Nino and La Nina. Currently in a warm cycle the pacific ocean currents are sending warm water toward the artic ocean causing ice to melt. Also with the warmer water and air above it, again basic science, for every degree rise the air holds 7% more water vapor. A couple degrees temperature rise and you have 15-20% more moisture in the air headed to the United States. The jet stream blows west to east so more water vapor is blowing in from the pacific ocean causing bigger storms in north america. We were in a global cooling cycle from late 60's till late 90's, then global warming for twenty years so we could switch back to global cooling at anytime or the warm cycle could last another 20 years. Man does not control mother nature cycles. Wow basic science just solved 99.9% of climate change send me a trillion dollars.

  • Nicholas E Brown

    06/19/2019 03:08 AM

    It's simple, but I think I think the obvious choice for Trump's reelection campaign is K-MAG. Keep Making America Great.

    Or perhaps, "MAGA2: The Reckoning."

  • Bob Janovick

    06/19/2019 01:33 AM

    Mike, I raise horses and it hurts me when guests on political talk shows use the phrase "chomping at the bit". ie; "The polls might claim that Americans are chomping at the bit to make one of the far-left clowns in the Democratic demolition derby President . . ."
    A horse that is held back before performing, as trained, will 'toss the bit' from side to side in anticipation. He is said to be CHAMPING AT THE BIT. Chomping has to do with the act of eating.
    Please accept this as information as I love what you do and hope that you can have some effect on a good number of politicians and news media people.

  • Robert F. Dimlich

    06/18/2019 10:56 PM

    I cannot understand why all evangelical Christians do not understand their obligation to vote at every election. We are commanded to pray for those in authority over us. Should we also vote for those who will be in authority ove us?

  • Nancy G Schultz

    06/18/2019 09:26 PM

    I know you were a very proud dad tonight when President Trump called your lovely daughter up on the stage in Orlando. Praying for you and your family.

  • jack macdonald

    06/18/2019 09:03 PM

    I think Taylor swift should receive the Robert DeNiro award for being one of the bigger, more irrelevant , low IQ entertainers. Who does she think she is? Being able to sing does not make her a seer. I don't need her to think for me and wonder how much egotism it must take for her to think she should.

  • Waylon Bush

    06/18/2019 08:46 PM

    I have a question for AOC. If we are all going to die in 12 or less years, why the rush to socialism? Will socialism nullify climate change? By the way, I actually did not know that the climate made such an abrupt change in such a short period of time. I know weather can change rather quickly, but climate? Not unless the sun moves tomorrow. The climate change we need is relief from the constant blowing of hot air from the dems. I have another thought for AOC and the CCer's. When I was a kid, I told my grandmother that someone was predicting the end of the world was at hand. Her reply? "Son, it ends for someone everyday."

  • Toni DeFronzo

    06/18/2019 08:37 PM

    I am glad that I visited San Francisco and Los Angeles, before the Democrats ruined them. They were so very beautiful. How can the rest of America not see the ruination, caused by the Democrats?

  • Larry Rubin

    06/18/2019 08:01 PM

    GOVERNOR: Polls asking for the #1 problem should easily see : 'Fake News" at the top of the list; SIMPLE: ---We are still a 'Constitutional Republic' where a majority of our governing officials are 'Elected' by the populace; who vote based on what they hear from the 'News Media'.--If we have a preponderance of 'FAKE News' being spewed, we can only expect a plethora of 'phony officials' to be elected!
    Blessings & Thank you for ALL you do!

  • Jan Lupia

    06/18/2019 08:00 PM

    What great articles Governor. I especially like the one about Gavin's Calizuela ... Yikes! What a nightmare. Say prayers for all of us who live in this state who are red, white and blue blooded America loving Patriots! We believe there are many of us! ? 45x2n2020

  • Stephen Russell

    06/18/2019 07:38 PM

    CA failure: Hope IOC wakes up to state demise since we host the 2028 Games.
    Bad optics overall.
    State doesnt care only for Illegals.
    Watch 2028 Games go elsewhere unless IOC wont care.
    See the complaints HIT City Hall BIG Time.
    See 100K leave a month?? 50K a month??
    Home prices drop around homeless camps alone.
    Crime rises around homeless camps.
    Scary & then add MS 13 gangs etc.
    Lock & Load time.
    Etc etc.

  • dolores

    06/18/2019 07:32 PM

    I don't know if anyone else has had enough, but I am so tired of the yammering by Cryin' Chuck and Nervous Nancy and the Democrat cadre! You can stop, folks, I already know what you're going to say, you're as predictable as nausea after a night of drinking. They remind me of a neighborhood dog who barks at everyone who walks by. More than that, they remind me of the fish on a plaque that sang every time I walked past. "Take me to the river, drop me in the water!"

  • Peggy S Nelson

    06/18/2019 07:28 PM

    I may be the only one but I mueller is anti-American. OCA or whatever her name is should be evicted from all of congress along with all the Muslims. I love American and hate what is happening to us.