Morning Edition - October 12

October 12, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

October 12, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY!

By Mike Huckabee

And kudos to David Marcus at the New York Post for having the guts to say that and to explain why we should stop insulting Italian-Americans and honor Columbus, and remember his amazing and inspiring accomplishments, even if he wasn’t a perfect human being as his critics seem to think they are.

JUDGE BARRETT'S CONFIRMATION HEARING BEGINS

By Mike Huckabee

At this writing, Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing is about to get underway. I’ll have a full report later. It’s airing on a number of channels including Fox News and CSPAN, and if you need to watch online, you can see it here.

Democrats have to try to find a way to slander an outstanding female judge and law professor and mother of seven without alienating working mom voters, and try to explain why a Catholic shouldn’t be on the Supreme Court but we should elect one President. (As I explained on my TV show monologue this weekend, that’s easy: people of faith should only be in office if they don’t take their faith seriously enough for it to affect their behavior.)

You can read Judge Barrett’s full opening statement here.

I think that after you read it, when you see what she says about her marriage, children, family, colleagues, faith and attitude toward the law and being a judge, you will admire her even more and strongly support her confirmation. Although Democrats might panic over her admiration for the late Justice Antonin Scalia and his judicial philosophy: “A judge must apply the law as written, not as the judge wishes it were. Sometimes that approach meant reaching results that he did not like. But as he put it in one of his best-known opinions, that is what it means to say we have a government of laws, not of men.”

Or they might panic over this: “Courts have a vital responsibility to enforce the rule of law, which is critical to a free society. But courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life. The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the People. The public should not expect courts to do so, and courts should not try.”

Then again, maybe this will panic today’s Democrats most of all:

“I believe in the power of prayer, and it has been uplifting to hear that so many people are praying for me.”

JOE BIDEN REFUSES TO ANSWER

By Mike Huckabee

Speaking of the Supreme Court, Joe Biden is still refusing to say whether he endorses “court packing” to get a liberal majority back in the SCOTUS. He told one reporter that voters would have to wait until after the election to find out, and when asked if the people didn’t deserve to know that before voting, he replied, “No, they don’t.” I haven't heard such regard for the will of the people since Marie Antoinette.

Court-packing is just one of several ideas on the left for gaming the system and cementing themselves into power permanently so they can steamroll their agenda over the entire nation. Others include expanding their Senate and Electoral College votes by admitting Puerto Rico, DC, and, I assume, any island or atoll that promises to vote Democrat, as a state; and doing away with the Senate filibuster power for all votes. Here, Issues & Insights explains how these plans would spell the destruction of the USA as we know it.

Anyone who thinks the voters “don’t deserve” to know whether he backs radical, revolutionary power-grab tactics like that doesn’t deserve to get close enough to the White House even to take the tour. And they accuse Trump of being a wannabe dictator!

At a pro-Trump rally in Denver over the weekend, a Trump supporter was shot to death by what was initially reported to be a “security guard.” There appears to be much more to this story, and it’s still coming out. Here’s the latest, but I expect there will be more. Read this to catch up, and in the meantime, please say a prayer for the victim, Lee Keltner, and his family, and that people will rediscover humanity and morality and stop putting politics above the sanctity of human life.

CRAZY FAR-LEFT

By Mike Huckabee

How crazy-far-left is Keith Olbermann? So much so that he quit a good-paying sports network job to go on YouTube, rant insanely and fantasize about being Joseph Stalin.

Note to Keith: I also think you could use some serious reeducation, but fortunately for you, I don’t want to send you to a gulag. All you have to do is read my newsletter. It’s even free to subscribe, which you should like since you get something for free that other people work to produce.

LADY JUSTICE SHOULD WEAR A BLINDFOLD, NOT THE VOTERS

By Mike Huckabee

Just a few weeks before the election, transparency should be the most important consideration of all. I’ve said numerous times that voters should, if they can, wait till Election Day to vote (in person) so they have as much information as possible. But this time, it seems that even those who wait till the last day to vote will lack information they should have. Why would anyone want to vote for a candidate who deliberately keeps them in the dark?

One thing Trump supporters love about him is that he respects them enough to tell them honestly what he wants to do, and then he actually does it. But in Washington, among all the politicians and bureaucrats, it seems he is just about alone in that. I’m talking about the bureaucracy and both political parties, which reflexively play everything close to the vest.

The Democrats have always run to the right of who they really are, but this time, they’re counting on voters hating Trump so much that they won’t care even if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris don’t bother to answer questions about what they plan to do. Their evasion is downright cringe-inducing and, in effect, gives us our answer.

When asked directly by a reporter if voters didn’t deserve to know if he wanted to pack the Supreme Court, Biden actually said flat-out, “NO, THEY DON’T.” I’m sure many Democrats don’t even know what “packing the Court” is, and his media buddies will give him a pass, so he thinks he can get away with treating voters this way. How little regard his campaign has for the voters.

See, Democrats DO believe in walls, the kind that protect them from scrutiny. They’re still very much the party of the smoke-filled room --- or at least the modern smoke-free equivalent of that room --- with its secret deals and power brokers. Exhibit A: the placement of Kamala Harris on the ticket, which had nothing to do with the wishes of most Democrats, who had understandably rejected her early on. Reportedly, Bernie Sanders is calling the shots behind the scenes, as Hillary used to.

But Biden and the Democrats aren’t the only ones lacking in transparency. Some Republicans, even those who yammer incessantly about transparency, have been taking for freaking ever to reveal evidence about the intel community’s “meddling” in the 2016 election that President Trump has now FULLY DECLASSIFIED WITHOUT REDACTIONS. Some still tease us on FOX News with that cat-that-ate-the-canary grin and a cryptic, “Stay tuned.” Well, we can’t stay tuned much longer, as the election (the voting part, anyway) will be over in just a few weeks, and voters, especially those in the middle who might not have paid attention as diligently as we have, deserve to know what Biden and other Democrats did or did not do –- BEFORE casting their ballots.

For example, guess who is reportedly on Biden’s “shortlist” for attorney general if he is President? SALLY YATES. It sure would be nice to know what involvement both Biden and Yates had in the Russia hoax –- including the Michael Flynn case –- before Election Day.

I'm aware that the Senate Intel and Judiciary Committees are not involved in criminal prosecution, but for crying out loud, some of them have the security clearance to have seen every last classified document --- at least the ones the FBI and CIA have turned over so far; I’ll get to that in a minute --- and they should now be able to speak freely and openly about all of it. Just spill it. Don’t drag it out another week or even another day.

Sen. Lindsay Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had set up a hearing for former FBI official Andrew McCabe, but McCabe dropped out; we’ve discussed his flimsy excuses. Sen. Graham said on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES that he’s still “trying to get him to come in voluntarily.” Why didn’t he just subpoena the guy? Now the committee will be tied up with the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings and McCabe gets to skate for who knows how long?

Who cares about “voluntarily” at this point? This has gone on too long. Senators, for crying out loud, get tough.

Sen. Graham disappointed on Sunday when he said this of Obama’s condoning of Hillary’s plot to smear Trump: “Now, is that a crime? I doubt it. Is it a crime to try to smear your opponent? Probably not. But what Obama did is one the saddest chapters in the history of the presidency. He knew that his party’s nominee was out to try to link President Trump to Russia unfairly, and without evidence, and he didn’t do a damn thing about it.”

Wow, that mealymouthed criticism is just not strong enough, Sen. Graham. What Obama and his team did was far worse than that. With no evidence at all, President Obama --- and apparently Biden as well --- were at the very least complicit in the misuse of the FBI and a special counsel, using the full force of the American government to target the President-elect of the United States. That is much more serious than simply “smearing your opponent.” It is criminal. Americans need to see that it is criminal.

At least Graham outlined some possible crimes, noting that’s where U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation comes in. All right, but at this point, we've got to see the wheels turning at the Department of Justice, and so far there is nothing to see. Voters deserve transparency here, too. It’s Lady Justice who’s supposed to be wearing a blindfold, not the voters!

Devin Nunes appeared with Bartiromo on October 4 to talk about “smoking guns” and “information [that] needs to be made available to the American public.” Indeed. “And from what I understand,” he said, “there’s even more underlying evidence that backs up what Director Ratcliffe put out.” He noted that it’s been difficult to get to the bottom of this because of “corrupt officials.”

But now, another week has passed. CIA Director Gina Haspel is reportedly still holding on with her fingernails to documents unflattering to the CIA. AG Barr has said not to look for Durham’s report before the election. (Two words, Mr. Barr: INTERIM REPORT.) Ric Grenell, former acting Director of National Intelligence, was interviewed by Maria this Sunday, saying, “Somebody needs to go to jail, and be prosecuted first, obviously, and this is a slam-dunk...This can never happen again. We cannot allow our government to weaponize information, to hold it back.”

Recall that, ironically, Grenell was shut down by Twitter last Thursday for his tweet with pictures showing ballot fraud. Twitter is getting more adept all the time at withholding information.

This is what I mean about the importance of transparency, of ripping off the blindfold. Holding information back, in the context of an election, is just as bad as weaponizing it.

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  • Karen Chalenburg

    10/13/2020 05:17 PM

    Did something happen to this morning's news letter? Mine is A WALL.

  • Robin Gonsalves

    10/13/2020 04:20 AM

    Bill Bar is deep state and a very good friend of mueller.
    He is waiting until after the election to see if the democrats successfully stole the election and then business as usual. Harris/Biden will have their turn to fleece the tax payers and become multi millionaires like that Kenya born muslim we had you know man! What’s his face? The race baiter, he was Travon’s dad...

  • Renee Kendrick

    10/12/2020 10:38 PM

    Packing the court is equivalent to stacking the deck! It is just that plain. To fix something so a desired outcome can be achieved.

    You got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em!

  • Renee Kendrick

    10/12/2020 07:51 PM

    One of the latest Biden TV ads states that there will be tax cuts for the middle class and 18 million new jobs will be created. He should be at least fined for false advertising not to mention plagiarism. He is trying to ride Trump's coat tail. IF elected, Biden wouldn't be allowed to be president long enough to cut taxes or create jobs. Haha!!!

    I will be voting early in person. I have everything I need to know to cast my vote!

    My pondering is why would the people who voted for Trump in 2016 change their minds. Hillary had a supposedly larger following than Biden.

    I think the next thing that needs to be investigated is the DIMS involvement with the Wuhan lab. Hmmm!

  • Cathy Wentz

    10/12/2020 07:08 PM

    As far as Biden's snappy negative answer to the reporter asking if voters had the right to know whether he would pack the Supreme Court is concerned, I feel that his "No, they don't" answer should echo everywhere in the media. It won't though because the media continues to cover for him. However, people who heard him saying that and still vote for him do not belong in the U.S.A. I sure wish they would move to Russia or Venezuela because that's where they belong.

  • Floyd A Unger

    10/12/2020 06:35 PM

    Thank you

  • Gladys Hizer

    10/12/2020 06:03 PM

    Thank you for the site of Amy Coney Barrett's Opening Statement. Her speech drew smiles, a laugh, tears, and hope for a speedy confirmation. I like to vote for the candidate who has a loving, devoted partner as it says a lot about the candidate to me. Ms. Barrett has more than a devoted spouse but a large special family of children plus sisters and brothers. I assume there are hundreds more ready to be there for her and her family. Prayers from a Cradle Catholic.

  • Suzanne Bullock

    10/12/2020 04:37 PM

    As I've said multiple times before, Barr is Deep State and he's not going to prosecute ANYONE from the upper echelon, and either Graham has joined them or somebody's got him by the sc*otes.

    Justice no longer exists in the once grand United States of America unless you have lots of $$$$$$$$$, but, that's not justice, so back to my original statement. Justice no longer exists in the United States of America - and I won't quit saying that until all of those who have promoted terrorism, sedition, and socialism in the United States are either cooling their heels in Gitmo or otherwise removed from civil society - permanently. And that includes present as well as former elected and appointed officials at all levels, in all departments.

  • Kay DeWitt

    10/12/2020 03:55 PM

    In your article about the man who was shot at Trump's rally, the statement that jumped out at me was where, after you stated, "in the meantime, please say a prayer for the victim, Lee Keltner, and his family", you went on to state "and that people will rediscover humanity and morality and stop putting politics above the sanctity of human life."

    My dear Mike Huckabee, when, at the National Prayer Breakfast...back in February...Arthur Brooks tried to TELL our politicians that they needed to stop putting politics above the sanctity of human life, they did not agree with him!

    Oh, yeah, Arthur Brooks used different verbage, but his message said the same thing because..... when he stated that the only answer to unifying this country was that "we" should answer hatred with love because Jesus told us we are to love our enemies......it is understood that the only reason Jesus would command us to do so is because His love loves EVERYONE because He is the One Who establishes the fact...the reality...OF the sanctity of human life!!!

    And when politicians cannot "stop putting politics above the sanctity of human life", how can we expect their followers to do so!!!!!.....I wonder if any one of those politicians, who were at that prayer breakfast, ever think about about Arthur Brooks' message and wonder if just maybe he DID give a message worth listening to in view of their witnessing the horror...and tragedy....when, rather THAN answer hatred with love, hatred is answered with hatred!!!!!!!!

  • William Essig

    10/12/2020 03:54 PM

    Concerning the electoral college and the Democrats desire to abolish it. I think we should change the base of it, using the same arguments that were used for large state and small state during our founding of this nation. The base that I would love to see is each, over the 3000 counties in this United States, should be given one-vote in the electoral college. This would even out the advantage of the counties in the East with large numbers of voters and the counties in the Midwest with a small number of voters.
    We could see from this that all people matter not just those in the populated East Coast and West Coast.

  • Jerry Korba

    10/12/2020 03:02 PM

    Harris talking from the gutter a familiar surrounding, had called the Supreme Court dirty. finding the court guilty of a procedure that hasn't taken place yet. Thats the Leftist way, The case of Obama no care and not affordable health care act to be eliminated. Harris accused Trump of nominating Judges that are going to do the dirty work to rid America of Obama Care. Harris believes everyone has a dark soul and will always respond with the most destructive behavior as she has conducted in her life. I must say being in Washington DC and living on the West Coast does not fit well to live in the form of Decency ,thats why she is comfortable and natural speaking from the gutter, don't expect any decency form her soon. She may end up as our President the President from the gutter. No anti body has been found to protect the public from Kamala harris that should be the main concern.

  • Kenneth Thomas

    10/12/2020 02:10 PM

    Why make a comment? Why ask a serious question, when absolutely nothing gets done. And i don't mean president Trump either!
    Ok one question, it may sound stupid, but educate the people please! I and millions of other voter's, taxpayers. Thought for let's say forever. The Government run's and operates the united states ?
    That mean's there's laws for everyone, business etc. But none of our laws , seem to fit or be enforced against social media's. All we hear is how rich and powerful they are! So does social media, so called giants, run this country and for how long! They we're never elected to any state or government position or office of power! Yet they can do as they damn well please! Why is that? Educate me. Or should i google it, and just face*****. Facts. We the people are screwed, bow to our new masters.

  • Michael Lewis Sanders, Sr.

    10/12/2020 02:08 PM

    I am praying that the American people will have the wisdom and the will to choose good over evil in this election. If they do we will be blessed with prosperity and the country can move forward. However, when all of our generation has passed on the younger generation will lose their freedom because they have been brainwashed and have accepted the lies and false promises of the left. If the people do not choose wisely and Biden and Harris are elected it will lead to open warfare because when they attempt to confiscate weapons Southerners will not submit. Having been born and raised in the South I know the people and being a good ole' Redneck boy myself I will not submit. To paraphrase Charlton, in order to get my guns they will have to pry them from my cold, dead fingers. To tell you the truth, I fear for what the future holds for the American people.

  • Joy Bonde

    10/12/2020 02:02 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee,
    Thank you for your always clear-eyed and forthright commentary - saying what the rest of us wish we would hear from our elected officials, much of which has been too little, too wishy-washy, too late.
    I know that you have talked about voter fraud via mail-in ballots a lot on your newsletters, and I feel like it's WELL KNOWN. I mean Democrats have practically admitted it! What worries me is that we've seen their playbook. We know that they intend to meddle with mail-in ballots and likely manufacture however many they need to allow Biden to "win". So does ANYONE on the Trump team or the Republican side have a PLAN to deal with this? A manufactured Biden win cannot stand, but how can an election which has been corrupted from its very roots be rectified to find a true winner? (Can we disqualify a cheater???) The results will always be suspect, and God forbid Biden/Harris get in the White House legitimately, let alone by 3rd world despot tactics. I'm really worried about the results of the election, and the state of the Union after the election. The left has vowed that they will mount an insurrection, and I take them at their word.

  • Ralph J. Prieto

    10/12/2020 01:36 PM

    Gov. You are surprised by Sen. graham's comments. I am not remember he is part of that swamp. He is very good friends with Biden. I had a friend that was with the FBI. he once told me, friendship ends when you become a criminal.

  • Paul Kern

    10/12/2020 01:34 PM

    There needs to be a total.house cleaning. If Fod grants us grace and Teump wins he must order a housecleaning and removal of all RINO's from power. Apparently RINO's and Demos truly believe the sheeple need a tyrant to tell them how to live and what to believe.

  • Harold Levi

    10/12/2020 12:56 PM

    Gov.,
    Sir, I remember when the Wicked Witch of the West made everyone vote for ACA (Obamacare) before they could find out what was in it - boy did we get screwed!!

    Now, Ole Black Joe wants us to elect him to find out if he would pack the Supreme Court with Marxist. Why do I feel a screwing in the wind?

    I fear God is going to punish the U.S. as he did the Northern Tribes of Israel. Our country has little to NO respect for human life, the laws of God, or even God himself.

    Deo Vindice!!!!!


  • Twyla Welty

    10/12/2020 12:54 PM

    So they spent how much of the taxpayer dollars on the farce of impeachment hearings? All the while knowing there was no case to start with. Think of how much good could have come from all the money spent for the good of our country. And all the time wasted when they could have been doing their actual jobs that they were voted in to do. Let us pray for our country.

  • Charlene iridh

    10/12/2020 12:53 PM

    Joe Biden says wait til he wins the election and he will tell us about packing SC. Maybe Barrett should tell the committee how she will vote on Roe after she becomes justice Barrett. ??

  • Linda C Furlong

    10/12/2020 12:04 PM

    Keith Olberman needs to be put in a mental instution & medicated properly.
    Dems have no regard for the Constitution unless it fits their narrative.
    I can only hope & pray that the Republicans have the WH, Senate & House of Representatives so that this nation, our Republic can be saved from these radical rabid Dems.

  • Stephen Russell

    10/12/2020 11:49 AM

    Barrington Declaration.org Pluses:

    ID Lockdowns
    Have Med & HC denounce lockdowns
    End Lockdowns
    Lockdowns for Politics & power NOT HC
    ( see CA).
    Tide to vote in Pres Trump.
    Only +.
    I see
    Address lockdown politics.
    ID sources for
    & now WHO says end lockdowns which tells me ALL politics
    Same for CDC
    Take to TBN show?
    Poll readers.

  • Raymond Watrous

    10/12/2020 11:37 AM

    Boy, Blumenthal is stupid. He appears Illiterate. He can’t even read what he can’t write. It’s a real shame that we have to put Judge Barrett through this.

  • Lydia Sue Pandolfi

    10/12/2020 11:31 AM

    I enjoyed reading your Morning Edition Sir. I've been listening to you for the past 4 years and have learned a lot. Thank you so much Mr. Huckabee. As for your daughter Sarah she rocks!!!! I really miss her in the White House briefings!!!