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January 15, 2021
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Scott Adams, creator of the comic strip DILBERT, has a subscriber-only service he calls “Coffee with Scott Adams,” featuring podcasts and posts from, you guessed it, Scott Adams. We recommend it as a way to challenge one’s confirmation bias and automatically boost IQ by several points, just by engaging every day. It’s on locals.com, which hosts independent "creators" (Greg Gutfeld is another) who prefer to be able to say what they want without getting black marks from the social justice warriors running Big Tech. That’s getting to be a challenge these days, in case you haven’t heard.

In Thursday’s podcast, Adams expresses a surprising lack of interest in what Congress has been doing with impeachment and the 25th Amendment to remove a President who is about to exit stage right anyway. He says: “If they want to do useless things in Congress, to me that just looks like another Tuesday. They’ve been doing useless things all year; why would this be the time they stopped doing useless things?”

He sees the people on the left as wanting to go beyond just enjoying the win. They want to “rub it in” and destroy Trump’s reputation, his family, his business, “everything about him.” And the only way that’s any fun for them, he says, “is if his supporters care.”

"I care about Trump as a person,” Adams says, “‘cause I like him,” noting that the real Trump, after you interact with him and get to know him a little, isn’t like his reputation at all. The left, he says, is also trying to grind the Trump SUPPORTERS down. It might really get to them to know that some of us don’t care more.

"If you care about this,” he says, “you’re caring about all the wrong stuff.”

Well………..let's think about that. It depends on what is meant by not caring. To not care in the sense of giving up and letting them continue to get away with what they’re doing --- that’s exactly what the left wants. To not care in the sense of staying strong –- getting stronger, even –- and pushing back against their agenda --- that’s what the left does NOT want.


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Regarding impeachment, Adams asks a very good question; namely, why aren’t the Republicans impeaching Kamala Harris for the same thing Trump has been impeached for? The article of impeachment against Trump says that he “willfully made statements that encouraged and foreseeably resulted in imminent lawless action at the Capitol.” If you change “at the Capitol,” he says, to “in Portland” or “in cities across the United States,” the statements holds true for Harris as well.

"That is so completely, obviously true,” Adams says, “that how do you not put that into an impeachment?” On Day One.

He feels as if Republican politicians are letting their supporters down. Indeed. I would add that ten of them actively went over to the dark side. (And, yes, we’ve listed them.) "Can’t one Republican at least call the Democrats out on consistency?" he wonders. “Is that too much to ask for the standard to be similar for all sides; I don’t think that’s unreasonable.”

Ah, but to point out those inconsistencies –- that’s the brand new made-up sin of “whataboutism.” I’ll tell you something about whataboutism: It’s GREAT. Leftist hypocrisy is so rampant that we need to see a lot more whataboutism right now!

In fact, one Republican did have the guts to employ whataboutism to make the point about holding everyone to the same standard, but he used it on someone besides Kamala Harris. One of the best illustrations of the double standard we’ve seen in a day or two (there are so many) happened on Wednesday, when Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert stood at the podium on the House floor and said, “Here’s a quote: ‘I just don’t even know why there aren’t more –- why there aren’t uprisings all over the country, and maybe there will be.’ Or, 'Sadly, the domestic enemies of our voting system and honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with their allies in Congress.’ We were called ‘enemies of the state.’

"Those are all quotes from our Speaker,” Gohmert continued. “Now, on our side, we didn’t take those quotes to be impeachable because we didn’t think she surely meant that. But by the Democrats taking this action [impeaching Trump], you’re telling me, ‘No, when WE [Republicans] say those, we actually MEAN to incite violence.’ That’s what this action is saying.”

The first quote Gohmert offered was said by Speaker Nancy Pelosi in June 2018 in regard to President Trump’s “child separation” policy at the border. The second was also uttered by her, in August 2020 when the GOP expressed opposition to universal mail-in voting. (We've since seen what happened with that. I digress.)

A number of Democrats who weren’t listening to Gohmert very closely apparently missed his point --- inadvertently proving it --- as Twitter went crazy with demands that he be sanctioned, arrested, and/or kicked out of Congress for inciting violence. This led one Twitter user to offer this hilarious deadpan tweet: “Gohmert said something that has those on the left demanding he be arrested or kicked out of Congress, but it turns out he was just quoting Nancy Pelosi.”

It won’t surprise you that even “journalists” mistakenly attributed the quotes not to Pelosi but to Gohmert. “Holy s---,” CNN analyst Asha Rangappa tweeted. “Is [Gohmert] encouraging MORE ‘uprisings’??!? Did I hear that right??????????”

"You did,” replied LAW & CRIME columnist Elura Nanos. “His testimony should be used to immediately expel him.”

Some reportedly have deleted their tweets and acknowledged their errors. But none, to our knowledge, have called for Pelosi’s expulsion from Congress for inciting violence.

Anyway, Gohmert was making the same point about Speaker Pelosi that Scott Adams made about VP-elect Harris. Whataboutism --- we love it.

As Adams says in his podcast, “If you impeach Trump for this exact behavior, you HAVE to impeach Kamala Harris, or at least attempt to...If it’s not even introduced as an article of impeachment...it doesn’t feel like trying. It looks like they’ve just given up.”

There’s one difference Adams doesn’t mention: Kamala Harris wasn’t Vice President yet when she incited violence. But that brings up another point: Democrats heard her incite violence, more than once, as a candidate, and voted for her, anyway. That shows their hypocrisy even more. If they can vote for a person whom they know incited violence, how can they impeach someone else for doing what they consider to be the same thing?

Maybe Adams doesn’t care much that Democrats in Congress are acting like the useless time- and money-wasters they are and impeaching Trump right before he leaves the White House. But he does seem to care quite a lot about holding people to the same standards regardless of political affiliation. And truly, that’s what will be the most important consideration, long after Trump leaves office.

And now, for your entertainment pleasure, here are more tweets from numb-headed leftists who went crazy thinking Gohmert, not Pelosi, was the one inciting violence.


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Comments 1-25 of 82

  • Dorothy

    03/07/2021 10:27 AM

    We no longer have a democratic party they are the socialist communist party. They want to hear themselves talk, only their opinions matter and they only say what they without listening to their own words and free speech for anyone else is wrong. We the people want a true President back who loves our Country and the I'll like the majority of dems who haven't been doing anything but attacking the real President and his people we want them gone. By the way blm is as bad as antifa!

  • Wendy OBrien

    01/20/2021 01:37 AM

    I just want to thank you. Your newsletters bring hope. I look forward to reading them every day. They are just about the only thing getting me through these very dark days.

  • James Reim

    01/19/2021 09:20 AM

    It occurs to me that the Democrats are scared out of their minds about Trump. His ability to govern properly and attract people to follow him is off the charts. The Democrats are scared to death and will do and say anything to stop him...before he succeeds.

  • Sharon Lane

    01/17/2021 10:13 PM

    Something hit me like a ton of bricks, just now. The crowd that started rushing into the Capital had their first push 15 minutes BEFORE the President ENDED his speech!! Which means, he was on that open stage, with people all around him, EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC. I want to know WHY, the Secret Service, protecting the President of the United States, were not IMMEDIATELY alerted and scooping up the President, from the stage, for his safety. That very first breach should have been an alarm that put that SAFETY ACTION in place because THEIR #1 priority is the PRESIDENT. Something here really stinks to high heaven.

  • Margaret Werner

    01/17/2021 07:43 PM

    I would love to see the Republicans all over the country push back especially those in DC. It seems like they back down when they aren't in the majority. When they are in majority they waste it. Of course, I am on the outside looking in. What can I do as a Republican voter to strengthen the party I vote for every single time? When President Trump threw his hat in the ring I was very unsure that it wasn't a publicity stunt. I have so loved having a president that had our backs. He made mistakes but haven't we all? I really hate what the left has done to him and our beautiful country.

  • Deborah Streetman

    01/17/2021 06:25 PM

    My heart is heavy, our country is not the same country I grew up in. Patriotism is dead. The shocking reality of censorship, the removal of my First Amendment rights, is weighing heavy on my heart. I feel like I’ve suffered a death. The blatant thief of our election, the condemnation of the President and the peaceful Trump supporters, the betrayal of Republicans are maddening after we watched violence and harassment of President Trump for over four years.
    Trump was the best president of my lifetime, he disturbed the swamp creatures and their gravy train. They are terrified of Trump, they want to keep him out of the Oval Office, but he has power to lead in a way the Democrats can not understand. Trump will be a bigger threat to the leftist out of office than in. The more they try to take him down, the bigger his star becomes.

  • rodney burke

    01/17/2021 03:29 PM

    being communists block heads, they didn't listen to what he said and who he was quoting if I remember right. being blind and full of hate they simply can't do anything in the proper context. This is what the raw quest for power at any cost brings forth. someone needs to lap a dem into next week, preferably Thrusday

  • Annamaria Combs

    01/16/2021 07:52 PM

    I leave comments for you all the time,but I never pass the trick where they ask me if I am a robot or not.well I am not a Robot.
    I enjoy your messages,I agree with you most of the time.you are man of God and it comes through on your comments.you should have been the president,but that passed water,and today is today and we are in a lot of trouble,both you and I know it.God bless you

  • John Gore

    01/16/2021 06:08 PM

    The opposite of "whataboutism" is "nevermindism."

  • Randy Chambers

    01/16/2021 10:33 AM

    Unfortunately,the only recourse we have is to vote not only the Democrats out of office at the next election but many republicans also.

  • Richard Wolfe

    01/16/2021 10:12 AM

    All I have to say is "Thank you, Gov. Mike" for great articles that are spot on. Keep them coming and thanks again.

  • Walter Brannen

    01/16/2021 07:34 AM

    Mike I have a question: How will we the people stay in contact with President Trump? I never was a big social media fan. I haven't been on FB for over 10yrs I never used twitter.

  • Renee klein

    01/15/2021 11:32 PM

    Disappointing that you also had to trash Trump!!! It was a peaceful protest.....listen to people who were present at the event!!! Do you not see where America and the world are headed???? Can we never unite???? But so quick to jump on the band wagon and trash the only man who in the last 30 years was working and caring about the American people!!!

  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick

    01/15/2021 11:19 PM

    Not just the Dems but "Republicans" helped willingly in the impeaching. Glad to be a voter, those who fell for the riot being Trump supporters (hard to believe how willing some folks have been to fall for it) will never receive a vote and will never receive one cent from me.

  • Joyce Kanlan

    01/15/2021 11:12 PM

    You are a breath of fresh air! Thank you!

  • Austin E Wyatt

    01/15/2021 09:51 PM

    Good article

  • Glenda Lagerstedt

    01/15/2021 09:22 PM

    I just love the way you point out the very real and insane hypocrisy of the left. I can watch the news and wonder, "Did I really hear that right?" Then I read Mike Huckabee's newsletter and know that I indeed did hear it. Thank you for keeping it real, and keep up the good work.

  • Rheann Shine

    01/15/2021 09:05 PM

    If we could just get the democrats to stop acting like mean girls in junior high! Guess they were never in the cool kids club and now can't get enough! Grow up.

  • Penny Reed

    01/15/2021 08:51 PM

    I think maybe it would be a good idea to circulate this poem from WW2- by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller. Is this where we are?

    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

  • Linda Ingram

    01/15/2021 07:42 PM

    Glad I found MeWe!

  • William D. Mizell Jr

    01/15/2021 06:57 PM

    Mike everyone is missing a few things about Trump & I think you have forgotten the one thing that separates Christian's from the rest of the world. We have been born again. Trump is obviously not the same man who had multiple extramarital affairs. Nor is he the same man that spoke about women the way he did in the "off the record" comments he made. Which he should've & could've sued NBC over as they were supposed to be off the record. He is a changed man. Just as I am no longer the coke snorting women chasing man I once was POTUS 45 isn't the same man he was. Maybe those of you who never experienced such a life change could understand what being born again really means in a mans heart but, those of us who were evil in thought & deed & have been changed & made new again do. Sincerely The Big Republicat
    D. Mizell Jr.
    I dare anyone to steal my moniker.

  • Joan Spicer

    01/15/2021 06:33 PM

    My person take is that Obama via Pelosi orchestrated the actors being bused in with a DC Police escort to invade patriot supporters. Planned to stop arguments on the floor against the states questioned, on cue. Cue Rioters. Escape. Go back DANE night. Rush voting thru as planned. Pelosi gives Pence an elbow pump of victory.

  • John William Randt

    01/15/2021 05:37 PM

    Pelosi comes from a corrupt family, her father was mayor of baltimore and stole everything that was not nailed down. Corruption is a family tradition with pelosi.

  • Louise Barner

    01/15/2021 05:23 PM

    I am a fan of yours (73 years old). I, like you, condemn the riots at the capital last week. However, I hope you have done your research and I would like to see you address the fact that the riot was planned ahead, not by Trump supporters! And I am really sorry that some Trump supporters were drawn in by Agent Provocataurs. See Crossroads interview with Michael Yon for best explanation of what happened at the capital last week!

  • Patricia McCall

    01/15/2021 05:21 PM

    Good article. It angers me that my Democrat friends expect me to listen to them about how horrible Trump is without me telling them why I like him so much. I don’t approve of any violence, but when I bring up the violence of the last 4 years, they act like it’s not the same thing. I am supposed to be ok with their position of things but the act like I stupid for my beliefs. That makes me want to fight and I am a 76 year old woman.

    I’m not sure my last comments to you went through. There was a sign that popped up and said they were checking my e-mail to see if it was appropriate! That really makes me want to become violent and fight. Thank you for. Or great article.
    Pat McCall