Today's Newsletter December 5 Edition

December 5, 2019 |

Today's Edition

 

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I don’t know when I’ve been so proud of my fellow Republicans.

During yesterday’s shockingly bad House Judiciary Committee hearing, it was the Republicans (along with one objective legal expert, Jonathan Turley), who showed themselves to be the adults in the room. The rest of the participants, as the day wore on, increasingly showed themselves to be drenched in Trump-hate so caustic, it long ago dissolved any real sense they might have once had about the principles of justice as espoused in the Constitution.

I would say this hearing was like the old nursery rhyme: “When it was good, it was very, very good, and when it was bad it was horrid.” (My staff writer/researchers are still asking for hazard pay.) The horrid part was probably worse than you even imagined, with three of the four “expert” witnesses so tainted, no lawyer in his right mind would put them on the stand in an actual trial.

You know by now that one of the witnesses chosen by House Democrats to testify, Stanford University law professor Pamela Karlan, in answer to an obviously set-up question from Sheila Jackson Lee, made a snide and extremely lame remark about President Trump’s 13-year-old son. Here’s what she said: “I’ll just give you one example that shows you the difference between him [Trump] and a king, which is, the Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility. So while the President can name his son ‘Barron,’ he can’t make him a baron.” (I assume she thinks “Barron” is spelled with one “r.”) Besides being about as petty as it gets, this remark shows that Prof. Karlan is probably the last person anyone should rely on for a dispassionate reading of the law. The Democrats’ Trump-hate is so irrational, they couldn’t even see how the testimony of such a Trump-hating witness was going to come across to rational human beings.

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With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


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Washington getting things done (sort of)

By Mike Huckabee

In what might become a continuing (even daily) feature, here’s a round-up of what was being accomplished in Washington while the House Democrats were wasting time and taxpayer money on their Impeachment Theater:

The Senate confirmed four more Trump judicial nominees to federal courts, including one who defended the creator of the undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practices.  

https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/04/sarah-pitlyk-confirmation-vote/

The Trump Administration has finalized new regulations requiring hospitals to make all the prices they negotiate with insurers available to the public starting in 2021.

https://news.yahoo.com/trumps-big-health-care-win-113000560.html

Finally, believe it or not, the House actually managed to pass a bipartisan bill with overwhelming support, one that Trump is expected to sign.  What could possibly be so universally popular that even House Democrats would put aside their anti-Trump “resistance” and join with Republicans to pass it?

It’s a bill to restrict those annoying robocalls.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/anti-robocall-bill-passes-house

Merry Christmas to us all!

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The terrible reviews of Wednesday’s House “impeachment” hearing are rolling out all over, with even an analyst at NBC.com admitting it was an unconvincing failure (FYI: “The trial was a pig circus, he never had a chance” is a Bob Dylan lyric, not a commentary on the Schiff/Nadler hearings.)

Ann Althouse is a law professor, not a media figure, so her pan of the proceedings is especially interesting and carries real weight.

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/12/i-thought-law-professors-would-give.html

But for pure entertainment value, you can never beat Kurt Schlichter.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/12/05/the-democrats-massive-impeachment-fail-n2557446

There are two other reactions to the hearing worth noting. One, surprisingly, was a perfectly appropriate reaction that actually came from chairman Jerrold Nadler, who at one point represented all of America when he appeared to fall asleep:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/awkward-jerry-nadler-dozes-off-during-impeachment-hearing/

And this has to be the Line of the Day, the best and most succinct description of this entire “impeachment” fiasco that I’ve heard anywhere. Glenn Reynolds (a real law professor) of the Instapundit blog spotted it on Facebook and quoted it without attribution:

“It’s like Watergate, but with morons.” 

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This is a must-read story for parents of teenagers.  FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) has issued its annual report on the state of free speech on America’s college campuses.  They examined 471 of America’s top colleges and universities, places that should be bastions of free speech and open debate of ideas, and the results are grim.  

https://www.thefire.org/stifled-6-4-million-students-denied-free-speech-by-top-american-colleges/

FIRE found that “89% of American colleges maintain policies that restrict — or could too easily be applied to restrict — student expression.”  Over half a million American students are forced to go to a “free speech zone” to express their thoughts (news flash to college administrators: the entire USA is a “free speech zone!”)

Only 11% of the schools earned FIRE’s “green light” rating for protecting free speech rights of students.  Sixty-four percent got the middling “yellow light” rating, while 25% got the worst “red light” rating for their hostility to students’ First Amendment rights. 

There are, however, signs of movement in a positive direction.  For the first time, more than one million students are attending “green light” colleges, a sign to administrators struggling to attract enrollees that protecting free speech might help.  There are now two entire states (Arizona and Mississippi) where all the schools ranked earned a “green light” rating. Best of all, the percentage of schools that still maintain unconstitutional “free speech zones” has been cut in half since 2013, from 16% to 8%, and the 40 schools that still do it are facing increasing legal challenges from students.

If you have kids who’ll soon be going to college, click the link for more details and to find out which schools still value the free exchange of ideas over the PC thought police approach. Together with this ranking of the most conservative colleges…

https://thebestschools.org/rankings/20-best-conservative-colleges-america/

…you can find a place where your tuition money will go to educating your kids instead of turning them into good little socialists who ruin Thanksgiving by haranguing you over voting for Trump and the carbon footprint from your turkey smoker. 

 

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

- Ephesians 4:32

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  • Amelia Little

    12/05/2019 09:48 PM

    Wonder if the snowflake/safe-space/"offended" universities will feel the pinch of declining enrollment? Once can only hope so. Of course, there are always those folks who think the name of the school is all-important, and I'm betting a good number of the students don't care as they are hoping a free tuition for all candidate will win the Presidency--so who cares how much debt has piled up? Good to know the trend is going the way of sanity and kids knowing what free speech is really about.

    I click on the speeches by GOP on the committee on fb. Love to hear their sane, common sense take on the inanity of the non-witness "witnesses." You'd think the left would listen--but I doubt they are. Probably taking their naps during this time.

    I am glad to see that, behind the circus headlines that, frankly, keep the worst of the worst of the left occupied, there are members of Congress who are actually getting some work done. Even the msm--so involved in the "hearings" that they couldn't make a stink about the confirmation of federal judges.

  • Gary Carter

    12/05/2019 05:54 PM

    Since the law professor stunt probably won't pan out so well to anyone with the least bit of common sense, I suspect Schiff(ty) is out scouring the streets for a believable Fortune Teller to provide us with further impeachable insights into Trump.

  • Dusty

    12/05/2019 11:41 AM

    Today we will come together stronger against this whole ridiculous scam the Demos have tried to push forward to Impeach this President. Get moving so we can have the Senate close it down. More will be out later on the whole set up in the Ukraine that was against this President. Who is now trying to find our billions we gave to them not just this $400,000 they had to fight to defend themselves and for our won security. Who are they kidding with this garbage and their lawyers. The one professor she is terrible and to use the comparison of the Pres and his son Barron was beyond anything intelligent? Get to hear Whoopi make it sound like okay a PUN and after all this man has said and like okay for this and his son? Disgusting. I cannot believe that one ABC allows this to continue. Only have to watch to see how is this possible. Listen today Gov on their attack now on the food stamps and taken away kids lunchs and older people etc. No it is we give to Illegals food stamps in Georgia and how many other places, I know of a friend her son 30 had jobs and his girlfriend and they got food stamps she was embarrassed. If out of a job or jobs that cannot pay the bills then you should be able to apply and get help? Not to illegals who have jobs here they work and get paid? They send back billions to Mexico so what is wrong here? Not going to be against children who need food and the elderly. Already been stated let each state decide on this and work out a fair program. We need workers here in Georgia everywhere I go we are hiring . Hire full not part time ? Many pay benefits to part time like Home Depot does and I believe now Walmart does? Who is not doing this let us hear? People need full time work to pay the bills and many companies are not doing this?

  • Stephen Russell

    12/05/2019 10:34 AM

    Robocall solutions: Give end users ability to route calls to:
    UN
    DNC RNC Hqs
    SPLC
    US House & Senate Dems & RINOs.
    Miscl non profits IE Sierra Club, etc.
    Starbucks, etc companies
    Then C how fast robocalls end.