Evening Edition - June 11

June 11, 2018

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The President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights was not too impressed with all the preaching about tolerance and inclusion at the Tony Awards from people who have a long history of bullying and threatening Catholics, Christians and Republicans.

 

http://www.eurasiareview.com/11062018-hypocrites-shine-at-tony-awards-oped/

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I’ve had commenters who haven’t kept up with what I’ve been writing or saying for the past 10 years or so accuse me of having a “double standard” in commenting on Presidents Trump and Obama.  Unfortunately for them, I have a file of the scripts of my radio shows and podcasts going back to the very beginning of the Obama Administration.  It proves that I gave Obama the same benefit of the doubt as Trump and showed respect for his office from the minute he was elected.  I disagreed with many of his policies, which I predicted would be disastrous (and they were).  I also predicted that by avoiding working with Congress and trying to impose laws and treaties by executive order, he was setting himself up for a future President undoing his entire legacy with the stroke of a pen (Ta-da!) 

 

But from the second Obama was inaugurated, I made sure every first reference to him was written as “President Obama.”  That is the respect due to anyone who holds that office.  I praised him as a good example as a father and husband, welcomed the First Lady onto my Fox News TV show, and when I thought he was doing a good job, I said so. My criticisms were always on policy grounds, not personal; and when he was abroad, I would try to hold any criticism until he was back on US soil. 

 

By the same token, when Trump has done something that made me cringe personally or that I found indefensible, I’ve said so.  Many times, I have defended his policies while questioning his way of presenting them.  But as I’ve noted, the vocabulary of a New York construction boss will never be mistaken for that of a former Southern Baptist minister from Arkansas.  After all, some New Yorkers simply have no concept of what is appropriate to say in a public forum.  Other New Yorkers may even applaud foul-mouthed, Tourette’s-like outbursts, as long as they’re aimed at someone they don’t like.  I guess it’s just a New York thing.

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/391593-robert-deniro-says-f-trump-gets-standing-ovation-at-tony-awards

 

(Incidentally, why is it that every time I’ve seen Robert DeNiro cursing and threatening the President in public lately, I’ve been reminded of this?)

 

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/044/247/297.png

 

If I’ve sometimes defended Trump by saying the attacks on him were unfair or groundless, it’s because they were.  I’ve seen how the left twists his words in way he plainly never intended, imparting only the worst motives (targeting dangerous, illegal alien MS-13 gang members means he “hates immigrants,” etc.), and then flailed that straw man they created as if they were trying to beat out a mattress fire with a stick.  I’ve also heard him assailed for his blunt attacks on others with no mention that he was viciously attacked first. I saw this from personal experience. 

 

During the 2016 campaign, I observed Reagan’s 11th Commandment and didn’t attack my fellow Republican candidates.  I didn’t call Trump any of those nasty names my competitors did.  And you might have noticed, Trump has always been friendly and respectful to me.  Maybe he just doesn’t like being called “con man” or “Nazi” and fights back when he is.  Wouldn’t you?  People aren’t used to a Republican who punches back.  We’re supposed to be punching bags, and not the kind that pop back up and bust you in the nose when you slug us.

 

One thing that makes me particularly sad (and to be honest, a little furious) is the way the hostility toward Trump among celebrities, politicians and the news media manifests itself in a wish for the country to do badly so it will harm him.  Sometimes this is indirect, such as Nancy Pelosi trying to undermine consumer confidence by dismissing all the great economic news as meaningless.  Other times, it’s overt, such as Bill Maher’s comment that he's wising for an economic collapse.  That’s easy to say when you have Bill’s bank account, but Americans who need a regular paycheck to put food on their family’s table might find that rather selfish.  These people need to remember the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King, who said, “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now.” 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/bill-maher-admits-rooting-economy-crash/

 

Looking back through my files, I found that upon Obama’s win in 2008, even though I worked hard for McCain and was very concerned about Obama’s lack of experience and far-left ideas, I congratulated him and said we should all pray for his success because he was the President of all of us now and his successes or failures would be those of our entire nation.  On his Inauguration day in 2009, I wrote this:

 

“Our new President faces a staggering array of problems, from the economy to the terrorist threat.  For all the cheering supporters and platoons of advisors, the ultimate decisions and their consequences will fall to him alone.  My hope is that the loyal opposition on the Republican side will work with Obama on areas of agreement and show him the respect a President is due, even when they disagree and vigorously oppose.  After eight years of relentless and often personal attacks on President Bush, Americans could use a good example not only of how to cooperate, but of how to disagree without demonizing.” 

 

We could still use that, now more than ever.  And may I say (with apologies for using such blue language in a public forum):  “Double standard, my foot!”

 

To Maxine Waters, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, April Ryan, Robert DeNiro, Don Lemon, Joy Behar and all the other foaming-at-the-mouth NeverTrumpers: Americans are beyond fed up with the relentless, sneering disrespect of our duly-elected President and his family, and the downgrading and dismissal of his accomplishments.  It’s coming across as childish, selfish and disrespectful to tens of millions of Americans as well.  If you have a disagreement with Trump’s policies, then explain it intelligently and respectfully – you know, like an adult.  Otherwise, we’ll continue to pay you as much attention as we would a toddler who’s been throwing the same tantrum for 18 months. 

 

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Tomorrow could go down in the history books, as President Trump meets in Singapore with Kim Jong-Un (yes, it’s still on as of this writing), becoming the first US President ever to meet a North Korean leader.  While the main priority is denuclearizing North Korea, the meeting holds the potential for many historic outcomes, such as finally ending the Korean War, the possible reunification of Korea, or bringing North Korea out of its self-created Dark Age and into the 21st century.  Most astounding of all, the meeting is so important, it might even get CNN and MSNBC to go an entire day without talking to a porn star’s lawyer.  Although that’s probably the least likely scenario.

 

Here are some more last-minute details about how it will go down, including how Trump expects to find out within the first minute whether Kim is serious or not.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-and-kju-to-have-closed-door-one-on-one-meeting/

 

One odd sidelight of the meeting is the news that Kim is so paranoid of being poisoned that he’s reportedly bringing his own food from North Korea rather than eat the food at a five-star luxury resort.  It seems more likely that if he were going to be poisoned, it would be someone in North Korea who would do it.  Let’s hope that one of the fortuitous outcomes of this meeting is that someday, when we hear someone brought food from North Korea, we won’t have to wonder if that left the rest of the nation without any.    

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/paranoid-kju-brings-just-in-case-cargo-to-historic-summit/

 

 

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Over the weekend, there was a lot of jawboning and hand-wringing over President Trump’s contentious meeting with other G7 leaders -- frankly, more than it warranted.  Despite all the posturing and bloviating about how outraged they are that Trump is putting America’s interests first for a change, these other nations aren’t going to stop trading with the US.  They're not going to stop buying our innovative products or taking our money.  In the meantime, here are a few basic truths to bear in mind when you're being bombarded with hysterical media coverage:

 

1.  Despite all their utopian talk about globalism and multi-nationalism, all those leaders are there to represent their own interests, too.

 

2.  Becoming huffy and indignant when you’re accused of something (like levying heavy tariffs on American goods) is not a refutation nor even a denial.

 

3.  Nobody in his right mind should take lessons in how to run a nation from Angela Merkel.   

 

4.  Don’t try to put any fake news over on my daughter.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/cnn-producer-deletes-tweet-after-sarah-sanders-scorching-fact-check/

 

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If you have a little time to spend on a very enlightening piece, then check out this article by Columbia University sociology fellow Musa al-Gharbi (stay with me) titled “Race, Gender and Trump: Everything You Think You Know is Wrong” (see?)

 

The author examines all the oft-repeated claims of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and the media for why Trump won and Hillary lost (racism, sexism, misogyny, “threatened masculinity,” a “whitelash,” fear of a powerful, outspoken woman, etc.) and debunks them in turn, by comparing them to vote totals and trends in previous elections.  The conclusion: there was really nothing all that extraordinary about the 2016 election beyond the fact that it was a “lesser of two evils” race in which both candidates were more unpopular than usual.  Hillary lost not because of sexism or any of the other myriad failings of the voters that she’s cited, but because of herself: her message, platform and character repelled both women and men. 

 

If you’re tired of how the leftist excuses about the 2016 election are now repeated as if they’re “settled science, then read this article.  And if you’re Hillary Clinton, read it twice.

 

https://quillette.com/2018/06/08/race-gender-trump-everything-think-know-wrong/

 

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In case you missed my appearance over the weekend on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show, here’s a link to a video clip.  The topic was how a once semi-respected news network can rush to the ramparts to defend the honor and integrity (and noble, admirable profession) of a porn star while savaging women who work in the Trump White House, or are the President’s family members, and slandering them as “dead inside.”  My theory of how their “thinking” works can be summed up in two words:  “liberal lobotomy.”

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/liberal-lobotomy-mike-huckabee-goes-off-after-msnbc-host-claims-white-house-women-are-dead-inside/

 

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You’ve heard of “too big to fail”?  How about “too big to go on strike”? 

 

UPS employees are threatening to go on strike if a deal isn’t reached on their Teamsters labor contract that expires August 1.  Because of the rise of Internet commerce and so many people being dependent on having everything delivered, UPS drivers now work six days a week and deliver about 19 million packages a day, accounting for 6% of our GDP.   So a UPS strike could seriously harm the economy, in addition to forcing a lot of poor, suffering Americans to actually have to go to the mall. 

 

UPS drivers already make about $75,000 a year, but having moved from working five to six days a week, they realize it won’t be long before deliveries will be seven days a week.  God rested on the Sabbath, but UPS drivers can’t or else people might have to wait more than 24 hours for their Snuggies and Magic Bullets to arrive. Let's all hope this catastrophe can be averted. 

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-09/striking-ups-workers-will-disrupt-business-nationwide-largest-us-walkout-decades

 

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Broadway gets one annual 3-hour commercial to sell tickets to tourists. This morning, nothing about the winning shows, only about DeNiro cursing Trump and insulting all the tourists who voted for him. That’s some costly raging bull.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/06/11/robert-de-niro-throws-f-bombs-at-trump-during-tony-awards.html

 

 

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Wild theory floating around the Internet: Trump is slamming Canada to signal toughness to N. Korea; make Kim think, “If he’d do this to America’s closest neighbor, imagine what he’d do to us!”

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/10/trump-calls-out-fool-trade-after-g7-says-trudeau-acted-hurt.html

 

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The Supreme Court adjourns in late June and won’t be back in session until October.  That means we’re looking at a tsunami of major decisions (25 cases) all within the next couple of weeks.  Here’s a round-up of some of the biggest ones to watch for.  Let’s hope that unlike the case of the Colorado baker, the SCOTUS issues clear, definitive rulings that reinforce the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the separation of powers and doesn’t just muddy the waters even more.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/with-only-weeks-left-scotus-prepares-rulings-with-enormous-political-consequences/

 

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Billionaire George Soros is discovering that despite pouring many millions into American elections, voters are not falling for his attempts to fundamentally transform America into a European socialist state with open borders.  Even the Europeans are rebelling against that.  Soros is so despondent at the Trump-led backlash against his globalist machinations (his ill-gotten cash couldn’t even drag a handful of Soros-approved leftists over the primary finish line in California!) that he lamented to the Washington Post, “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble.”  Oh, if only he were, instead of coming out to meddle all around the world.

 

Soros claims to be horrified that Trump might cause disruptions in the financial system (this from a man who made over $1 billion profit off the 1992 UK financial crisis, becoming known as “the man who broke the Bank of England;” and who has been slammed by no less than Paul Krugman for not only profiting off of currency crises but doing his best to trigger them.)  

 

Soros is so demoralized that in an interview with the Washington Post, he declared, “Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.”  Personally, I can’t think of better news to start off the week than hearing that everything that could possibly go wrong in George Soros' estimation has.  That’s good news for virtually everyone else. 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/george-soros-everything-that-could-go-wrong-has-gone-wrong/

 

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Just in time for summer, let’s give three cheers to Country Time Lemonade for standing up for the great American past time of kids learning entrepreneurism and good work habits by opening lemonade stands.  In recent years, overbearing bureaucrats and stuffy neighbors have tried to shut the stands down by demanding that police rigidly enforce zoning and licensing laws on children. 

 

Well, Country Time Lemonade is launching an initiative called “Legal-Ade.” They’re offering a crack legal team to help kids fill out paperwork and fight fines.  Under certain conditions, they’ll even reimburse any fines up to $300.  There are more details at the link, along with some great stories and photos about local cops who took the side of the enterprising kids. 

 

Personally, I think anyone who would try to abuse the power of government to shut down a child’s lemonade stand should go suck a lemon.  Then again, these days, forcing a kid to deal with frivolous legal complaints and crushing regulations and permit mandates would probably teach them more about what it’s like to be in business than running the lemonade stand would.  It might also create a whole new generation of Republicans.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/major-drink-maker-comes-to-rescue-after-govt-shuts-down-kids-lemonade-stands/

 

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And I thought my wife packed too much unnecessary stuff when we flew somewhere!

 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/06/11/kim-jong-un-travels-in-chinese-charter-plane-to-singapore-brings-portable-toilet-reports-say.html

 

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I’ve been spending some time catching up on reader comments --- you know, I do read them --- and wanted to respond to a few of the overall impressions I’ve been getting.

 

These stood out particularly well on the day my satirical “Black Hole at the DOJ” piece ran, along with the one about Trump’s pardoning of Alice Johnson.  It’s always especially interesting to see responses to pieces like “Black Hole” that use humor to make a point.

 

Thanks to all who express gratitude for my sense of humor.  Many of you wrote to say you appreciate my wit in times such as these; perhaps the note that made my head swell up the most was from Suzanne:  “I am in awe of your intelligence and your amazing sense of humor.”  (Keep those letters coming, folks!)  But the ones that bring me back down to earth are the many that say, essentially, “You know, this would be really hilarious if it weren’t so sad.”

 

Still, if that’s the feeling you came away with, then I count it as successful satire.  Good comedy is based on truth (something the late-night “comics” need to learn), and I don’t have to distort facts to make the point that the DOJ really DOES seem like a Black Hole.  The problem is so serious, my tongue-in-cheek hypothesis of an irresistible gravitational pull might as well be real.  And something has to be done.

 

One letter did warn me to be careful when using satire, referencing the joke Sean Hannity made about destroying emails and phones that the media willfully didn’t “get” and actually took seriously.  Getting the point of that joke would have implied an awareness that Hillary destroyed evidence, so they had to point a finger at Hannity himself.  You know, I’ve wondered if they really are so dumb they didn’t recognize that as a joke, or if they did know it was but thought their AUDIENCE was so dumb, IT wouldn’t know.  Hard to say; there’s so much dumbness on parade.

 

As for the Alice Johnson pardon, there were numerous comments agreeing with me  --- people who understood that this lady has done her time and that the length of her incarceration was wildly inconsistent with that of many hardened criminals.  But then I got to one particular letter, and the tone abruptly changed.

 

The writer prefaced his remarks by expressing doubt that I actually read my letters (again, I do), and then he said, “I would be fascinated to know what you would have written had President Obama commuted Mrs. Johnson’s sentence.  Think you would have been so supportive?  Or would he have been just another liberal (of course) who is ‘soft on crime’?  I think I know the answer, just pointing out that some of us who read your ramblings see the utter hypocrisy of your words.”  He goes on to accuse my audience of the same hypocrisy and adds, “I have been making these points about hypocrisy and the conservatives for years.”

 

Well, I imagine he has.  And here, he accuses me of hypocrisy by assuming I have a viewpoint that I have not expressed.  On the contrary, my view on Alice Johnson’s pardon is absolutely consistent with my overall opinion of the criminal justice system.  If Obama had pardoned this woman, I would have commended him (though likely using one of my favorite sayings:  “Even a broken clock is right twice a day”).

 

But Obama didn’t pardon Alice Johnson.  I’ve linked below to a list of people he DID pardon or grant commutations to on his way out the White House door.  Yikes.

 

We could make a list of President Obama’s actions during eight years in office and President Trump’s after just one year, and I would tell you item-by-item, with very few exceptions, just where Obama damaged this country with his politics and where Trump is trying to fix it.  That’s looking just at the actions themselves, not the individuals or political parties who took them.

 

In an age where partisan double standards have reached an almost incomprehensible level, the person who wrote this comment needs to look closely at those within his own party (is it too presumptive to think he votes Democrat?).  He’ll see the kind of hypocrisy that makes liberals excuse Hillary Clinton for flagrantly destroying evidence –- and much more illegality –- while applauding a special counsel for looking as deep as necessary for as long as it takes to turn up something, anything, on President Trump.

 

http://www.ibtimes.com/obama-pardons-2017-full-list-chelsea-manning-oscar-lopez-rivera-others-get-shortened-2476652

 

        

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  • Vanessa Minns

    08/20/2018 10:03 PM

    I don't think this works. But here goes!

  • Wallace R. Cole, D.C.

    07/14/2018 05:54 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee, I enjoy reading your Evening Editions and other commentaries. Here is one subject that I don't think has been investigated or addressed by anyone in a position to do so. I, and others working with me, have been trying for years to get the attention of those that can do something about this issue but nothing seems to get accomplished. The problem, issue or subject is, that Our Troops and their dependents have a lack of CHOICE in how they deal with their Health Care. By Troops I mean all Military Personnel from the time they join the Military Services throughout their military career no matter where they are in the world, on land or on the sea. We really need your help and hope and pray that you will help us and others working on this problem to get this accomplished. What is needed is an autonomous Chiropractic Corps that is equal to the Medical Corps and not in the Medical Service Corps which is an umbrella of the Medical Corps made up of limited health care professionals who basically work under the Medical Corps. If you would like to help us I can send you the update needed to change the FY 92 law that inadvertently placed the Chiropractic profession in the Medical Service Corps. Fortunately this law was never implemented. So all that needs to be done is get sufficient sponsors to get this update put into the present FY military budget and passed as is. Then our troops and their dependents will have a CHOICE in their health care. Thank you so much for helping us get this accomplished for our Military. Wallace R. Cole, D.C. et al

  • Robert J. Burtis

    06/19/2018 04:41 PM

    I don't have any problem with President Trump pardoning Alice Johnson if he saw fit. To be honest, Mike, my main problem as a loyal and (initiated) "deplorable" or in plain English, loyal Trump supporter I am starting to have a problem with my rebuttal to the Trump-haters that I run across. Mainly because many of those conversations, from the "left wingers", turn into a comparison between Trump and Obama, and if I don't get out of that conversation soon enough that same conversation can go as far as slavery, the kkk, and what some call Trump's involvement in whipping the slaves. But, for me, the worse part is that I know very little about Obama's legacy, I mean, what did he accomplish in 8 years. President Trump has accomplished much more in 1/2 of 1 term. I wish someone would explain it all to me...

  • Robert J. Burtis

    06/19/2018 04:39 PM

    I don't have any problem with President Trump pardoning Alice Johnson if he saw fit. To be honest, Mike, my main problem as a loyal and (initiated) "deplorable" or in plain English, loyal Trump supporter I am starting to have a problem with my rebuttal to the Trump-haters that I run across. Mainly because many of those conversations, from the "left wingers", turn into a comparison between Trump and Obama, and if I don't get out of that conversation soon enough that same conversation can go as far as slavery, the kkk, and what some call Trump's involvement in whipping the slaves. But, for me, the worse part is that I know very little about Obama's legasy, I mean, what did he accomplish in 8 years. President Trump has accomplished much more in 1/2 of 1 term. I wish someone would explain it all to me...

  • Robert J. Burtis

    06/18/2018 05:17 PM

    There aren't many opinions I enjoy reading more than yours Mike. For instance, as a U.S. Navy Veteran, I cannot remember a President who took more interest in our military, in fact one of President Trump's sayings, at a "USA-USA" "lock her up" LOCK HER UP" rally was "These veterans are men and women that came through for our country, when is our country going to come through for them?" And guess what? this country is acquiring a liking for our veterans, very unlike what the "Hippie" generation gave us during "NAM" and even after. I guess all that "sex, drugs, and rock & roll" Hippie, Bleading heart liberal, Hanoi Jane delusion is slowly turning into a love for the very people that gave a blank check to this beautiful country, payable, even by DEATH, for those in this country, to whom guys like myself, fight to the death, and no Mike the nightmares never ended, but, that's what it means to a Christian to give, never mind the consequences later for what I choose to do today. But also I believe society all across this country is changing their view of Veterans, but I also feel that the biggest part of their "compassion" has more to do with sending their kids to Berkley, coupled with the realization that if Veterans like myself didn't fight for their freedom to hate us Veterans there wouldn't be anything for "ole Berkley" to teach their kids, I guess similar to now... President Trump came through for Veterans and for this country. Promises made, promises kept! thank you Mike, keep up the good work, Bob Burtis ( U.S.N. en3 A-GANG)

  • Bradley W. Shinn

    06/17/2018 11:43 AM

    Mr Huckabee:
    Thanks greatly for your response to my e-mail. I now acknowledge that you read them and do apologize for implying otherwise (although I have sent in several others without response). And, I do not intend to continue discussing (debating?) issues with you consistently since I learned years ago that you can never beat the man with the pencil (or, I guess in today's world, the keyboard). In other words, you have the forum to either include, or not include, and to interpret for your readers what others say without the originator an opportunity to respond, or to defend our background or views. That is one of the real frustrations of the talk radio/Fox News approach. Commentators can cut somebody off if they don't like what they say or, as in your case, can go on and take our words and use them for conclusions for your readers that may or may not be true. And, unfortunately, I don't think too many people in America today really understand that and take, almost as gospel, anything a commentator, such as yourself might say or imply. And, I guess it also disappoints me that such commentators don't really seem to care if they are right or not, just how many followers you have and how many positive responses you get from people who don't even know the real truth. Don't get me wrong, I am not just saying this about you - it seems to be pervasive in all internet-based media sites. It seems as if no one really asks, how does this guy know this stuff about someone he has never met? I remain skeptical and do ask those questions. In my case, I do applaud you for publishing my words verbatim, which I have no problem with - I am actually quite pleased that you put them in your column. And, we certainly won't debate about whether or not President Obama damaged the country more than President Trump - I guess we will just agree to disagree on that one. And, of course, I don't know the final answer to that question anyway - I don't think that anyone does at this time. What I find interesting (and given that I know me and you don't) is your presumption about my political party, what I think of Hillary Clinton, etc. You even imply that I am a "liberal" (I'm sure in the world of your readers an insult worse than calling me a Nazi or child molester) and that I somehow support "illegality" (your word). And, again, you don't even know me. So, for what it's worth, I consider myself a thoughtful independent voter. I am a pharmacist/college professor who teaches in a private pharmacy college in Ohio. To support this, here are all the people I have voted for president in my lifetime: Gerald Ford (as an aside, I am a graduate of the University of Michigan, as was President Ford), Ronald Reagan twice, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton twice, George W. Bush, John Kerry (primarily because I thought the invasion of Iraq was one of the worst foreign policy blunders in history, as I still do), Barack Obama twice. So, I think the scorecard is 5 Republicans, 5 Democrats. Believe it or not, a few people actually look at the candidates and don't just vote for someone because "he (and it usually is a he) is a Republican." In 2016, I did vote for Hillary Clinton, but I only did so because she was running against someone I consider to be the worst example of a human being that could possibly have been nominated to run for our presidency. Of course, you have to trust me on the next statement; but, I know it to be true because I know what I was thinking - you don't; but, you seem certainly able to read my mind for your readers. I would have easily voted, over Hillary Clinton, for at least four of the Republicans had they got the nomination - Jeb Bush and John Kasich for sure (I hope Mr. Kasich challenges Pres. Trump in 2020 - he will have my full support); probably Marco Rubio, possibly Rand Paul. And, there are certainly a couple of others I would have strongly considered. Of course, you can only take my word for this. I guess who prefer to think of me as a "Hillary-lover" who supports illegality; I guess that makes you feel better. But, you are wrong. I know Donald Trump cut taxes (mostly the Republicans, I think); but, I wouldn't support this man if he personally gave me a million dollars. I am proud that I cannot be bought with a few hundred dollars of tax savings. Simply put, Donald Trump has reinvigorated all the hate and hate groups that both the Republican and Democratic parties have fought against most of my life. It is now OK to hate again - this is his message and, sadly, it has become very popular with the American people. His policies are inhumane; they are not keeping with the ideals of America; and, have moved us backward to a time that is almost unrecognizable to anyone born after the 1960's. So, you see, it has nothing to do with policy, but what is right and wrong - and moral. I consider myself to be a Christian (this also may surprise you - that there are actually believers in Jesus who vote Democratic - and, are caring and thoughtful). There is almost nothing that I have learned and heard in the many years of attending many churches that is consistent with the views, lifestyle, or activities of Donald Trump. I am quite surprise that as a minister (or, at least you were one once) could support such a man (regardless of policy - but, I guess tax cuts and hatred against people who aren't "like us" trumps - pun intended - all morals and Christian ethics). And, there are a lot of people like me - we just don't have a forum, or a TV show, so all anyone knows about me is what you tell them I am. I appreciate you reading this (if you do). I would appreciate a short note in one of your upcoming blogs clearing the record (about me and my background), but it may easier to continue to pretend that all people who don't support Pres. Trump are "ignorant Democrats who don't read anything and blindly support Hillary Clinton and all illegalities." Nice narrative. Maybe it helps you sleep better at night.

    Brad

  • Paula Conley

    06/13/2018 04:51 PM

    THANKS FOR YOUR INFO - ALWAYS GREAT!!

  • Wayne Stander

    06/13/2018 02:02 AM

    In your comments to President Obama as he started his Presidency in 2008, you wrote that you hoped the loyal opposition on the Republican side would work with the President in areas where they agreed. We talk about President Obama not working with Congress, but I hear that Republicans were also to blame because they would not work with the President. Are you able to enlighten me on this subject, or are we seeing the fruits of our Republican labor in the current Democratic members of Congress.

  • Jodi Billheimer

    06/12/2018 11:55 PM

    Mike- I read your articles every night in bed. I’m going to have to stop doing that because you make me laugh out loud and wake my husband. (That Angela Merkel one was the bomb!) God has blessed you with great wit and true understanding of what our country is going through. The only real joy I get from reading and hearing about Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and the craziness that comes from the left is watching them slowly self-destruct. Each comment they make against President trump and for MS-13, against pardons for grandmothers and for attacking women in the White House, against tax cuts and the growing economy and for unfair trade deals (well, the list could go on and on) is another crack in their house and we get the pleasure of watching it collapse. BTW your daughter is amazing! Being totally honest- I need to pray for her more - being in that lion’s den every day.
    Keep the articles coming! Blessings to you and your family:)

  • reg lewis

    06/12/2018 08:35 PM

    Mike, I'm a bit confused!
    You said in your letter that you always showed respect for Obama by calling him President Obama yet you called President Trump, a good number times just Trump. I know you are respectful but it just seemed so strange that right after saying that regarding Obama you over and over again said Trump, not President Trump.
    Appreciate your letter and your wise comments. Thanks,
    Reg.

  • Sonya Gordon

    06/12/2018 05:26 PM

    What's up with all the drug people? I didn't even finish the list. It's like he owed something to the drug lords and released all their people so they could use them in their business again. Geesh!

  • Yvonne R. Crumpler

    06/12/2018 05:07 PM

    Well, it was an interesting list of who was pardoned by former President Obama. It was strange he seemed to pardon almost all drug dealers.
    Manning seems to be the exception to drug dealers. I have one comment regarding the former President, "Thank God and Greyhound ... he's gone."

  • Paulette Taylor

    06/12/2018 04:54 PM

    If Hillary wants to rule so badly, here is a suggestion. She and Bill can take the money out of the Clinton Foundation and buy a poor country in Europe or Asia. They can be rulers for life and when they are done, Chelsea and her husband can succeed them.

  • Martha Shuping

    06/12/2018 04:47 PM

    Not intended for publication, but I just wonder - why is the U.S. deporting law-abiding citizens who are MARRIED to natural born U.S. citizens for many years, who have job, children, no criminal record? We all know that under Obama, the criminals were always allowed to whatever they like, but here's a man who is married to an American citizen, works, pays taxes, not a criminal - and he's wearing an ankle bracelet and will be forced to leave U.S. by July 3, though he has appeals in progress - but our government won't wait for the appeals to be heard. He has young children. I get also that the Dems should have cooperated on a solution to the immigration mess - I don't want true criminals to stay and do all that they do - but this is not that. Just the opposite: The original petition is here with an explanation: https://www.change.org/p/immigration-and-customs-enforcement-urgent-stop-deportation-of-francisco-javier-gonzalez-husband-father-of-3-u-s-citizens After receiving this, I read an update saying Javier had to go in to meet with officials but he would not be arrested or deported same day - but they did give him an ankle bracelet and a very tight deadline to leave the U.S. which is explained here: https://www.change.org/p/11748109/u/22872096?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_campaign=353891&sfmc_tk=UfY2pi7k7mxjrTcHN4zlo88xMAT0rqY%2f%2fSivWdnU45kS08CEAIynYb5osf3D%2f2Mj&j=353891&sfmc_sub=543909347&l=32_HTML&u=63078904&mid=7259882&jb=146 This is a man who should not be deported. This is just wrong.

  • Firewagon

    06/12/2018 03:02 PM

    "Don’t try to put any fake news over on my daughter." LOL! Perzactilly so, and thankfully also. Kudos and Accolades to her. Just one recommendation, convince her that she should be "Packing Heat," anytime she has to deal with those piranha in that briefing room!

  • Nora Gibbings

    06/12/2018 02:02 PM

    Mike,
    I could not agree with you more on all of the above and everything else you say. In fact, I've said these same things and get onto this site only to discover you saying exactly what I did. You are blessed with a great sense of humor as well and I do enjoy it so. I sit here reading your columns and just laugh. Doesn't it make you wonder why those on the left can't see what we do? I like to think we have discernment while all they have is hatred. It's so sad to me that those on the left would be grateful for our economy to tank, or that we are hit by terrorists again rather than have Donald be right. What is that sick mentality about? Are they not able to see when he does well, America does well? Blind hatred. I swear Trump could walk on water and they'd find fault with him somehow.
    Anyway, keep on writing and keep on making me laugh. I need it.

  • Kim Fithian

    06/12/2018 01:07 PM

    RE: Singapore Sling

    Just as expected, the fake news media, liberal talking heads, and Democarps (intentional misspelling) cannot give President Trump credit for the historic Singapore summit breakthrough to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

    Democrats' cycical pessimism was unleashed before the maraschino cherry was garnished. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (running for reelection despite investigation into his ethical lapse) couldn't wait for a toast to peace in the Sea of Japan before serving up Singapore Slings. Senator Menendez might want to find a jar of Bar-keepers Friend and bar towel to polish the brass on his retirement from the Senate this November. His breath can barely fog the mirror at this stage of his political career.

    Let's celebrate the beginning of diplomacy recognizing what has already been accomplished without giving a plane load of cash, illegal access to our financial banking system, or an apology tour. By showing strength through rhetoric and sanctions, President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo transcend the promise of peace and the end of war since 1953. This was accomplished while three hostages were released and an underground nuclear test site was destroyed unilaterally by Chairman Kim as a sign of goodwill.

    “Haters will see you walk on water and say it’s because you can’t swim.” ~ANONYMOUS

    http://emilysquotes.com/haters-will-see-you-walk-on-water-and-say-its-because-you-cant-swim/

  • Clifford Danz

    06/12/2018 11:41 AM

    Your daily posts are getting too long and repetitive. Now having to go to a link to read it and then still having to go to other links for full stories is more than I want to do every day. Focus your musings or risk losing your audience.

  • Clifford Cowles

    06/12/2018 11:24 AM

    I'm curious as to what Trump has done to make you "cringe". I haven't cringed yet. Yale '50

  • Clifford Cowles

    06/12/2018 11:23 AM

    I'm curious as to what Trump has done to make you "cringe". I haven't cringed yet.

  • Vivian Brown

    06/12/2018 11:22 AM

    Love your comments titled "Good news" concerning George Soros. :-)

  • Keith Johnson

    06/12/2018 10:57 AM

    I think you are an exceptional wise & informed wonderful man. This country is lucky to have you!! Also watching your daughter on t.v. dealing with the fake media, she is a wonderful example of the man you are!!! I have no doubt that you are very proud of her. Thank you for all that you do for our country!! Keep up the good work. 12yr military combat veteran. 1990-1991 desert shield desert storm. Keith Johnson.

  • Julie Robertson Allen

    06/12/2018 10:42 AM

    Upcoming election, prepare for voter influence on seniors. My friend's mother was in assisted living, and one of her liberal caregivers took her to vote, her family unaware, and most likely assisted her into voting for Obama. I hope families are warned of this potential coercion next election. Thank you for your coolheaded presence on conservative's behalf!

  • Claudine Hale

    06/12/2018 09:51 AM

    Good morning Mr.Huckabee, Our country is a country based on laws to protect each of us , our freedoms, and our futures! The Republicans need to unite, clarify their positions to help our president get the border wall funded then built, get the terrible regulations from the previous administration completely repealed(including ALL of obamacare), and stand on true US Constitutional principles for our nation! Integrity, honesty, and "doing the right thing" for all Americans is why we send Congress people there! I am1 of many American voters who are proud of our nation---we want her to succeed and be strong! We are watching the "politics" in Washington...I for 1 am disgusted with the unprecedented corruption on both sides, in our FBI-DOJ, and the fake news! We are watching, and will vote out the people who vote negatively on positive bills for our America! We are Americans first, then Republicans and Democrats! Wake up, time is fleeting! Thank you, Mrs. C. Hale, Thomasville, Ga

  • Hiram Skeggs

    06/12/2018 09:51 AM

    How you have time to read everyone's comment befuddles me. It's just amazing that you do and yet still have the time to comment on many various things that are going on in the world and in our country. I am ashamed of myself that when you ran for president in 2016, I didn't know who you were nor did I wish to vote for you. I am now wishing that I had voted for you and that many others would have voted for you. But, we do have to remember that "all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose."
    I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your TV show on TBN and how I try my very best not to miss any of your weekly episodes. They are so very informative and uplifting. You are and it IS a "shining light on the hill." God bless you, your staff, your family and obviously for your daughter, Sara. God bless her and I know with His help she can continue it can continue to put up with all the bullying, name-calling, etc., that the leftist, Liberals, and uninformed throw at her. She appears to be a very strong woman and again I pray that she continues and that things will get better for her. Thank you again Mr. Huckabee and again I say, God bless you!

  • Steven Peet

    06/12/2018 09:27 AM

    I appreciate your comments on the daily news and try to read them every day. Unlike much of the news, there are no obscenities or disparaging of people you don't like; there are only respectful, well-considered opinions on matters of importance. These reflections make the news worthwhile reading while the derisive comments I get from soany other news outlets only serve to deepen the internal divide that we as a nation suffer so badly. Mike, may your tribe increase and you live a long and happy life!

  • Catherine Susinno

    06/12/2018 09:02 AM

    Thank you Mike, and bravo! Your Commentaries are to be applauded. I for one have my stomach unknotted everyday by them. Plus the same goes for your lovely daughter Sara Carter! Sincerely Catherine Susinno

  • Darryl Malcolm

    06/12/2018 08:49 AM

    First of all, please, thank your daughter for her service. You must be very proud of the strong, intelligent and decent woman she has become. Secondly, I went to that link of those pardoned by President Obama. Boy, it appears he has not ever met a drug dealer he didn't like. I know the mainstream media buried this information at the time, but did anyone make it a point to distribute the list to police unions - those who usually support the progressive liberals. It might have been (still may be) an idea to distribute this to the rank and file to see how frivolously the president just threw all of their hard work and risk right out the window. I am sure it would change some minds on party affiliation. Or am I just naive?

  • Cheryl King

    06/12/2018 08:36 AM

    Your wit makes me LOL at times and I LOVE IT. (As I love you and your daughter). Obviously God sent you two to Trump's side as He knew Trump needed her and you! "Keep hanging in there" to you both! And THANK YOU from the American people!

  • Richard Maurice Kimmins

    06/12/2018 08:00 AM

    In response to your recent email titled "Response to readers' comments (yes, I do read them!)", I felt an even stronger connection to you and your love for our country. Thank you for sharing. Mr. Huckabee, I believe it is men like you, our President, our Veterans and just down-home grass-roots Americans that will keep America great. I do believe God has blessed America but we must maintain our core values of what this nation was birthed upon - Biblical principals. Though President Trump may not be the most charismatic speaker, I do believe he speaks as would any warm blooded American. I will continue to keep you and our leaders in my prayers. God Bless you and this.....ministry ( which it truly is ).
    2 Timothy 4:5
    But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

  • Mary Seymore

    06/12/2018 07:30 AM

    I was reading in Proverbs chapter 12 this morning. Wanted to learn what our Lord had to say about events in North Korea. It was very interesting. For peace: Proverbs 12:20. Hard work ie.( President Trump ) Provberbs
    12:24. Does the man EVER SLEEP? and then Provberbs 12:28. I LOVE the Provberbs. Our God is GOOD ALL THE TIME.

  • Norma Stewart

    06/12/2018 07:14 AM

    Way to go, Mike! (I feel like I can call you by your first name because I’m almost 20 years older than you.) I agree with the lady who commented on your intelligence and humor. I’m so glad we conservatives have someone like you to speak up for us. I know it isn’t pleasant for you to hear disparaging comments liberals say about you, but my advice is ignore them and keep up the good work. This morning after President Trump makes the historic meeting with the No Korea leader, the liberal media seem to be focusing more on what Dennis Rodman (Dennis Rodman!) said than on the real news. So sad! Our country has become so divided since Obama came on the scene. Praying for your daughter. She’s amazing!

  • Larry R Cook

    06/12/2018 07:00 AM

    I feel so much more enlightened when reading your reports and am so glad that your daughter can sling it right back and still be very
    confident and composed without harshness, we need a lot more Huckabee's!!!!

  • Sandra Hoover

    06/12/2018 05:34 AM

    Excellent comprehensive summary. You are an inspiration to not get discouraged. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the bravest strongest woman in America! We support you!

  • marvin w kruger

    06/12/2018 04:03 AM

    Thank you so much for these responses. YOU DO READ OUR LETTERS! :}

  • Virginia K Remillard

    06/12/2018 01:00 AM

    What keeps me dumbfounded is that those who rant so endlessly about anything conservative is their absolute conviction that ONLY they can be right, or have anything meaningful to say or put forth. They are the most egotistical people I've ever encountered. It's like they think we're already that third world country they were trying to make us be, and staging a coup. It's a sad day in America when it comes to that attitude.
    Your comments are great. I copied and pasted the comments you made about the celebrities who get off on downing President Trump. I hope that's legitimate. If not I'll delete it.

  • John Eastlund

    06/11/2018 11:44 PM

    Re: SCOTUS UPDATES

    I don't recall SCOTUS ever making ANY clear definitive rulings since Roberts became Chief Justice. They usually leave people scratching their heads. Does that mean we can or can't do this any more? Did we win or lose?

  • Joseph Chira

    06/11/2018 11:25 PM

    Informative and positive

  • William Bailey

    06/11/2018 11:18 PM

    You only read the ones that show favoritism to your viewpoint. You managed to quote one that wasn't on your side just to prove to us that you do read them, but you don't.

  • Bob Vogel

    06/11/2018 11:08 PM

    Thanks for the good newsletter and comments. I find it difficult to believe that Obama let 200 drug dealers out of prison and back onto the streets and yet many people still think he was a good president. I really think he hates America and always tried to do what was worse for our nation and best for our enemies. Glad we have a president now who is trying to protect and prosper our nation.

  • Milton E. Alvis, Jr.. MD

    06/11/2018 11:07 PM

    Dear Mike,

    In my case, you are preaching to the Choir.

    Sad how many are proud of hatred and their own blather instead of mutual human empowerment and success.

    I call life kindergarten for our Souls; practice Heaven, practice Hell, split-second by split-second.
    Karmic law is always operating, across however many lives we live in God's grace.

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  • Patrick Blen Koch

    06/11/2018 11:03 PM

    Why can't we pass a law making it mandatory to get a notarized permission from the father of the baby to get a abortion ?

  • Jeffrey C Scott

    06/11/2018 10:48 PM

    Mr. Huckabee,
    I enjoy reading your news on most occasions and I also enjoy watching your daughter Sarah do battle with the adulterated press in Washington.
    Yet I find myself questioning your polite comments about former president Barrack Obama when you praise him as a good parent and husband. How can he be a good father to two adopted girls who were sent to him from the reverend Wright ?
    How can he be a good husband to a man, a tranny man named Michael ?
    Honesty is a lost art in our Capital and sooner or later we as a nation must get back to telling the truth whether or not it hurts.

  • Vicki Shank

    06/11/2018 10:47 PM

    I really enjoy your newsletters look forward to reading them daily. AND....you must be so proud of your daughter, props to you both, I LOVE the way she handles the "reporters" in the room. I admire her verbal restraint with a room full of dingbats like that day in and day out.

  • Carol Denardo

    06/11/2018 09:43 PM

    Thank you for telling it like it is. I always read your comments because you are a voice of reason and truth amidst the idle prattle of the leftist, godless media,

  • CARMEN PRICE

    06/11/2018 09:35 PM

    Governor, I love your way with words, "my foot"?
    Anyway, I used to like DeNiro movies, but now he is just another potty mouth with no respect. I have a great idea, we need to take up a
    collection and send all those you mentioned in your "evening news" to Canada and see how they all like living in a wonderful socialist country as they say they "hate" America! And don't come back!
    Regarding the lemonade stands, agree, Government and nosy people stick their noses where they don't belong all the time, loved the idea of someone paying for their fines (shouldn't be any in the first place).
    Hugs
    Carmen Price

  • robert g stewart

    06/11/2018 09:30 PM

    Is there anyway to get through to liberals? What can a person say to make them see the good things that are happening in the USA. See ya in Branson the 12th!!

  • robert g stewart

    06/11/2018 09:29 PM

    Is there anyway to get through to liberals? What can a person say to make them see the good things that are happening in the USA. See ya in Branson the 12th!!

  • Rick Rhodes

    06/11/2018 09:17 PM

    I have a just a few more years before I retire but I have family and close friends that have been retired for 10 to 20 years. Their main concern, as well as mine, is our Social Security benefits and the future of SS. Trump spoke a few times during his campaign that the government needed to stay away from the fund and the program could support itself if the government would quit taking money from the fund to pay for projects not approved via budget process. This is such a tender spot for all retirees who are totally dependent on their SS to survive. We still hope that the POTHUS keeps his word to secure our SS for all whom have contributed (no choice not to) so it will last through the next century. By the way we love your Sarah....Thanks for listening, Rick

  • Genie Chipman

    06/11/2018 09:03 PM

    Governor Huckabee,

    I,too, enjoyed so much your satire on the DOJ and its "Black Hole"! Those papers so oft requested and "lost" have to be somewhere, and the black hole is an hilarious and apt explanation.
    I look forward each day to your updates. Keep up the wonderful work. And, continual kudos to your amazing daughter for the job she does each and every day!