Evening Edition - February 6

February 6, 2019

The official Democratic response by given by losing (but still not conceding – in fact, she might be both a Never-Trumper and a Never-Conceder) Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.  Abrams got some flak for making much of her speech about herself and her family background, but I actually thought that was the best part.  From her description of her father, he sounds like a fine man, and I liked her story about him giving his coat to a homeless person and his teaching his family that in America, when we’re in trouble, we can count on our friends and neighbors and first responders to “come for us.”  

I also liked the fact that because those were personal family memories, I didn’t have to deal with the cognitive dissonance I suffered during the policy portion of her speech, when she kept saying things that I knew were patently false.  For instance, describing this red-hot economy with record low unemployment, rising wages and job creation at double the expected rate as some sort of depressed wasteland where “plants are closing, layoffs are looming and wages struggle to keep pace with the actual cost of living (has she not looked at the business news since Obama left office?) 

Or hauling out the fake news about how Trump wants to put children in cages (that started with a meme of a border detention center photo taken during the Obama Administration – and would she rather that children apprehended when their parents try to sneak them into the country illegally be kept with people who may not really be their parents, along with the general population of detainees, including sex offenders and drug gangsters?)   

Abrams also used the now-familiar Democratic tactic of trying to win a losing argument by redefining terms.  Americans are not in favor of illegal immigration, so Democrats defend it by calling illegal aliens “immigrants” and accusing anyone who wants to enforce existing immigration laws of being a bigot who hates immigrants.  Sorry, but President Trump just make it abundantly clear that he thinks legal immigrants are a great resource for America and he wants to welcome many more of them, as long as they respect the process and follow the rules. 

Kudos to her for coming up with a new (to me, anyway) fuzzy euphemism for murdering babies in the womb: “reproductive justice.”  I wish the approximately 60 million children who have been killed by abortionists since Roe v. Wade had voices because I bet they would tell you their executions didn’t feel like “justice” to them.  It was also blindingly ironic that the theme of her speech was that in America, someone will always “come for you” when you’re in trouble, at the very moment when her party is actually defending leaving a post-birth baby to struggle for its life while doctors stand around having a discussion about whether or not to give it help or let it die.   

Abrams’ official SOTU response was the aural equivalent of the sour faces on the Democrats in the House chamber, and was predictable: a collection of euphemisms, obfuscations, obstructionism, misrepresentations, partisanship and denials of reality.  Rather than go through it line-by-line, I’ll refer you to this excellent analysis by Beth Baumann, who fileted it like a flounder. 

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/02/06/stacey-abrams-sotu-response-was-bizarre-and-a-based-on-lies-n2540867

 

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While Abrams gave the “official” Party response, for Democrats, the impulse to run to a camera and contradict everything President Trump says is as impossible to resist as asking them to vote against a tax increase.  And so, as usual, Bernie Sanders followed Abrams with his own response.  I won’t bother to encapsulate it; just check out the sick look on his face when Trump declared that America would NEVER be socialist, and you’ve got the gist.  Also note that even he couldn’t get through defending the Democrats’ radical stance on abortion without his voice rebelling on him.    

Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris risked ticking off fellow Democrats by giving her own unofficial SOTU response, before Trump even made his speech.  It sounds as if she’s as unclear on the meaning of the term “response” as she is on the terms “affordable” or “limited government.” Not knowing what he was going to say, she relied on the usual grab-bag of anti-Trump media slurs, such as the phony ripping-babies-from-their-mothers’-arms-to-put-them-in-cages cliché (better that babies should be ripped from their mothers’ wombs and put in Dumpsters).

https://www.westernjournal.com/kamala-harris-calls-trump-insincere-appeals-unity-speech-even-starts/

But the Democratic responses aren’t over yet, and I’m not referring to all the media attempts to slam Trump, downplay his obvious homerun with viewers, or contradict him, like Time magazine rushing out a tweet to flog a story about how “Democratic” Socialism is a “viable platform.”  I don’t think it got the responses on Twitter that they hoped for.

https://twitter.com/TIME/status/1092984997370318848

Kamala Harris also promoted yet another Democrat's response to the SOTU, which is coming today in Spanish from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, whom she described as “a tireless voice for justice” who “has stood up for our values every single day since this President took office.” 

I’ll add that Becerra’s idea of standing up for justice and Democratic values is to sue the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of impoverished nuns who provide end-of-life care to the indigent, to force them to provide contraceptives and abortion drugs to employees in violation of their sacred beliefs.  When the Supreme Court rightly sided with the nuns, he defied the SCOTUS, common decency and the First Amendment and found a different legal tack to use to drag them back into federal court again. 

What is the Spanish word for “swine”? 

 

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In these days when Democrats think wearing blackface 40 years ago is a career-ending offense (but killing a newborn baby isn’t), is it safe to assume that the bombshell new evidence of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “cultural appropriation” on her 1986 Texas State Bar registration form will mark the end of her presidential hopes? 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-listed-race-as-american-indian-in-newly-revealed-texas-state-bar-card-from-1986

 

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s odds of replacing the odious Gov. Ralph Northam seem to be dropping as his defense against a 2004 sexual assault allegation is being called into question – not by Republicans but by the Washington Post.

He used WaPo’s decision not to cover the story previously to claim that the paper found inconsistencies and “red flags” in the woman’s story.  But WaPo says that’s not what they said.  They found that Fairfax and his accuser told different stories (he said it was consensual, she says she was physically forced), but they found no corroborating evidence or witnesses to disprove or support either version. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/virginia-lt-gov-s-story-already-falling-apart-wapo-calls-pivotal-lie-metoo-defense/

So it’s still “he said, she said,” but they found nothing suspicious about what she said.  Only now, he’s been accused of lying about what the Washington Post said about the incident, which doesn’t look good when being the more believable person is his chief defense.  He still deserves the presumption of innocence, but his ground just got shakier. And this development isn’t going to make his case any easier either:

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/lt-gov-s-worst-fears-come-true-accuser-brings-christine-fords-legal-team-report/

I know what you’re thinking, but sorry: the next in line for Governor is Attorney General Mark Herring, and he’s a Democrat, too.  On the other hand, he is a Democrat, too, so this may not be the end of it. 

 

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I’m glad to hear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a favorite Bible verse that she quotes “all the time.”  I’d be even gladder if it were actually in the Bible.  She said, “I know it’s in there someplace, it’s supposed to be in Isaiah.”  She says that “in some words or another” (her grasp of the meaning of the word “quote” is also tenuous), it says that “to administer to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship.  To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.”

I’ve spent quite a bit of my life studying the Bible, and I have to confess, I’m baffled as to how I missed that.  I suspect that it’s the Biblical version of “fake news.” Call it “fake Good News.” 

Even if it is fictional, though, I’m happy to hear that she believes that we dishonor God when we refuse to administer to the needs of God’s creations.  Since babies are unquestionably one of God’s greatest creations, I assume this means she will support a bill to ban late-term abortions and not providing medical care to babies born alive during abortion procedures. 

If she doesn’t, then I’ll have to assume that she is, as it says somewhere in Deuteronomy, a “liar, liar, pants on fire.” 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/speaker-pelosi-called-out-for-repeatedly-using-fake-bible-verse

 

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  • Clara Herrin

    03/02/2019 05:29 AM

    You asked what the Spanish word for "swine" is...here it is: puerco. However, to use that word to describe democrats is to insult the pig.

  • Laura Michelle Jacobs

    02/08/2019 05:00 PM

    I loved your "liar, liar, pants on fire" comment! I actually laughed out loud! Keep up the great work you do!

  • Richard Hertel

    02/07/2019 06:16 PM

    I have to agree with all who have sent you comments following the SOTU. Especially those who have complemented you on your sense of humor. Man, we can really use you back on live TV on a Sunday afternoon. I really miss those days. Keep up your great analysis of the day.

  • Michael Galloway

    02/07/2019 04:51 PM

    My comments don't necessarily go along with any of today's articles, but I feel that not only am I more than concerned, but every Republican, patriot, conservative, evangelical American should be. Pennsylvania admits more than 11,000 non-citizens are registered to vote in PA and with the 2020 election drawing closer we should be concerned and upset over this. And this is just one state where this has been discovered. Mr. Huckabee, what is the answer to this fraud that very well could affect the 2020 election? Is it voter I.D. in all 50 states or even better is there any organization that will actually aggressively investigate voter fraud and the registration of non-citizens? If there is going to be any pursuit into this it better start today. The Democrats scoff at Republicans who suggest voter fraud or cheating, but PA is just one example that it happens. (not that I am surprised). I hope that you address this very grave concern and I hope that someway you can see if the President or someone begins looking into this. And as with Pennsylvania, what are the consequences, if any? I am sure that you will be encouraging Republican, conservative, evangelicals and patriots to get out and vote in 2020, just like you did in the 2016 and mid-term 2018 election, but there must be something else that can be done against the Democrat agenda to affect election outcomes in their favor by cheating or any other means?!!!!!!!!!

  • Marie Zakaluk

    02/07/2019 04:14 PM

    You are young enough to run for President in 2024!

    Prayerfully, and with many thanks,
    Marie
    Heb. 12:1-3
    I Thess 5:18 (sometimes very hard to do but oh so wonderful!)

  • Francesca Coppola

    02/07/2019 02:05 PM

    Loved the President's speech - God & Country - Yes, sir, we are Americans! I didn't understand the white coats or white strait jackets in the audience who didn't seem to take in any of the good man's speech or even move or stand up when everyone else did. Were they living & breathing? If so, could they all be making their First Holy Communion after the ceremony? Or maybe attending a wannabe nursing expo? At first I thought they were mannikins but noticed that they might have been lip reading the Great White One in Charge who was too busy reading the President's speech on gigantic cue cards because she doesn't understand his language? She must know sign language because when she signaled 'UP' the mannikins became alive and danced and pranced. I wonder why they didn't wear their V----- hats? Imagine having these ladies making our laws?

  • rodney Burke

    02/07/2019 01:22 PM

    The dems cut their own throat and were apparently prouod of it. Stacy Abrams didn't know what DT would say and yet she came out with a communist response. She is NOT a reflection of her minister parents. She is a communist radical. The dems put out who they are on public display for the entire world to see. What they are, what they represent and their bankrupt moral values. They said in essence, "We are about power and we could careless about the safety and freedom of the american people." "Murder of the unborn is fine, murder of citizens by illegals is fine." Now that it is out in the open, we can react accordingly. It is time for a national rejection of this callous disregard for those congress is "supposed" to be representing and blatantly refuse to do so. The communist agenda on open display for all to see. There is no longer any doubt.

  • Dan Kraft

    02/07/2019 11:45 AM

    Do you actually write these by yourself, or do you have a staff who come up with these gems? While the horror of abortion in our Country is incomprehensible, and antithetical to our survival as one Nation under God, your reports consistently bring a smile to my face in this desert!

  • Bobi Naukam

    02/07/2019 11:28 AM

    When considering the news coverage of Virginia Governor Northam, I find it interesting that the story began and grew because of the attention he received after his push for another late-term abortion law. As information about the truth of abortion began to increase, suddenly the story about Governor Northam's yearbook picture in black face next to someone in a KKK hood hit the headlines. Issues of racism, the KKK, and abortion were the headlines. But then a "funny" thing happened. Racism and KKK stories flourished, and abortion coverage has virtually disappeared. Could it be that this decades-old picture was deliberately exposed to take the focus off the abortion industry? Are there those in the media and politics that are so frightened of people learning the truth about abortion that they will use anything to divert attention from educating people about abortion, also known as murder, so they can make educated decisions? Something to think about.

  • Jerry Korba

    02/07/2019 10:50 AM

    I sat thru Abrams beat down of America speech my wife would not turn the channel I am convinced we can not have people who have been in a coma for 10 years wake up and start yapping about what happened 8,10,30, years ago making laws signing laws. Abrams could have rolled out of bed that is about the only way she is getting out 8 years ago and the rant she had could have been true. The President speech was terrific as we know my point is watching the socialists sit was horrific Nanci sat there looking at the menus chewing like old Betsy the Cow Schummer was in his mode as the Grinch that stole Christmas, Sanders finally figured out he's not coming back from the future. I will never figure this out how white clothes can make those freshman congress women look so ugly I am talking about their character (not all can look like Melania) what a collection. White is usually used for women who are happy and getting married they wore the wrong color they even messed that up!!!!!!!!!! As long as those Dems like putting people in groups I will put that bunch into the group and I will call them MISFITS. They don't fit what I need.

  • Mary Bartlow

    02/07/2019 10:23 AM

    Gov Huckabee: thank you for interesting and funny recaps of what is happening in the news! We look forward to your articles -- in fact they are the first think I look for in our email!
    Good job!
    Mary

  • Thomas W. Price

    02/07/2019 09:07 AM

    Bro.Huckabee ,I'm surprised you don't know the Bible any better!
    Your quote of liar,liar,pants on fire is not in Deut. It is in the new DNC revised edition, Collusions 20:16.
    Keep up the good work,we love you!

  • Laura Corbino

    02/07/2019 08:44 AM

    I don't know about you, but the Democrats are scaring me. Is there no one there a Christian or Jew ready to stand up to them? We would have lost WWII with these people. They would have welcomed Stalin in.

  • James Hoppe

    02/07/2019 07:46 AM

    I am so sick of this Adam character.....with his accusations! WHEN..............will there be investigations into the
    TOTALLY CORRUPT Obama administration! THEN...the Clinton bs!!!!!!!!!!!!! THERE ARE KNOWN criminal activities..
    and NOTHING IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!! If you haven't...then all should...google OBAMA / CLINTON CORRUPTION!!!!!!!!!!!
    Then toss Pelosi...Reid....Sanders....and MANY LIFERS...and you'll find out the same thing! If ALL WHO ARE CORRUPT
    get away with NO ACCOUNTABILITY....this country is in DEEP TROUBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank god for Trump....who at least
    is TRYING to clean the corruption out of Washington!

  • Michael Nestor

    02/07/2019 07:42 AM

    The "speaker"(still makes me sick to refer to her with that term) did not bother to read the affordable care act,why would she read the Bible? She REALLY needs to read God's word, "to see what's in there". Start out with accounts of the Wrath of God dumping hellfire and brimstone on "dens of iniquity"(modern day democratic strongholds),punish His own "chosen people" when they screwed up, and turned their backs on Him (over and over and over again!),and ESPECIALLY the book of Nehemiah(my favorite OT book, written app 4500 years ago but still applicable today). Then she could work up to the New Testament and learn how she still has a chance.....

  • Lucy Spencer

    02/07/2019 07:34 AM

    Ahahahahahahahahaha. Somewhere in Deuteronomy......... I bet you were a real handful when you were a kid. I absolutely love your sense of humour. Keep up the good work, Mike. We need you.

  • Amelia Little

    02/07/2019 05:39 AM

    I read as far as my stomach would let me on the "official" response. Just smh. She must have gone to one of those schools where the results of communism and socialism aren't mentioned. It seems to me that for YEARS there has been attempts at improving education (not all schools are doing poor jobs) so, how is that different. Things like common core and indoctrination that seems to be the current trend haven't improved anything, as neither has all the tax money spent on the schools. As for voter suppression--well, yes, we certainly should suppress those who are not eligible to vote, and to suppress voting more than once in any election. People can poo-poo the idea of voter fraud, but this last election has shown there is plenty--and we are fools to think this election is the first where any of that has ever happened. And, as pointed out--she and many others should pay attention to the news. I guess if she pays attention to anything, it is probably msm where they don't report news, just find anything negative to say about President Trump. I wonder if she would be so pro-abortion if she took the time to look up the history of planned parenthood, and what group of people sanger wanted most to be aborted.

    I think President Trump is doing a great job--in spite of obstructionists from both parties, but extreme by the leadership of the democrats. I was pleasantly surprised that nancy pelosi sat with almost a pleasant look on her face, no twitching, sighing etc etc etc. But, ocasio seems to have taken her place in the audience--acting like a petulant child. Now that the SOTU address is over, perhaps congress can sit down and get some work done. Abrams mentioned working together in the GA government--good idea, hope the pouting democrats in congress are listening. And, BTW--there were plenty of furloughed federal workers commenting on various sites that they were supportive of President Trump, and would be supportive of him if the government shuts down again after the deadline. Maybe, now that the federal employees have received their checks (which includes backpay) she and her friends can continue handing out food boxes and such to the homeless, to the veterans.

  • Judy Nurkkala

    02/07/2019 02:00 AM

    I love your sense of humor and your "way with words!" It helps to laugh a bit amidst the disturbing lies and hypocrisy of the left. Keep it up!

  • Jane Mitchell

    02/07/2019 01:16 AM

    I love reading your Evening Edition!~ You are funny, you are truthful, I get a good laugh reading your "tongue in cheek" comments. Keep up the good work~ And, your daughter Sarah is the best, too!

  • Carl Smith

    02/07/2019 12:57 AM

    Since I'm trying to follow the insanity in DC I must give you kudos for being able to sort it out and maintain your sanity. I keep asking Myself the question--Are Americans really this Stupid? And then some mysterious force comes out of nowhere and slaps me upside the good ear and says" Are you Deaf?"
    Keep up the Sanity.

  • Jeffrey O Mohr

    02/07/2019 12:15 AM

    Governor Huckabee,
    I very much appreciate your brief summary of the Stacy Abrams SOTU response since I deliberately turned my TV from Fox News to the Weather Channel as soon as President Trump had completed his most excellent speech to avoid having to endure any of the asinine Democrat responses, especially Stacy Abrams, since I currently reside in Georgia. Regarding her new fuzzy euphemism for murdering babies in the womb: “reproductive justice.” I agree with your comment regarding the "approximately 60 million children who have been killed by abortionists since Roe v. Wade", however, as my wife added when I passed it along to her, apparently Stacy Abrams is either unaware or ignoring the reality that a HUGE percentage of those aborted children were African-American (as is Stacy Abrams), and that the reported motivation for the founding of Planned Parenthood (by the original founder way back when) was to control the population of or wipe out the African-Americans.

  • Janice LaMar

    02/07/2019 12:13 AM

    Dear Governor Huckabee, Isn't there something in this terrible abortion situation that would compare it to the baal worshipers who sacrificed their babies to their "god"?

  • Richard (Dick) Boultinghouse

    02/06/2019 10:15 PM

    Spanish word for Swine? I don't know I just use PIG.

  • Teresa Stone

    02/06/2019 10:01 PM

    Thank you for your insights it’s right on...plus some parts make me giggle thank you truly appreciate you...ps I voted for you in the primary elections...so grateful to have you stand for Trump

  • Ann Bruce Pineda

    02/06/2019 09:52 PM

    Brother Mike: You kept me giggling this evening. I was almost as giddy as the freshman Congresswomen when POTUS looked their way and congratulated them. I do love the story about Nancy and her Bible verse. I have learned, living in a Latin American country, that the Roman Catholic Church is just different here. A friend, elderly like me, but not quite as elderly as Nancy, was told it was a sin to read the Bible. They were allowed to read Bible stories adapted by the priests, but it's mostly pick and choose the verses you like and paraphrase the rest. During the war a guerrillero was caught in a church teaching Marxism but the notes were inside the Bible. He was supposedly teaching the catechism. Evangelical Christians are seldom thought of as equals, but more and more Catholics are beginning to read the Bible and attend prayer groups. The Word doesn't come back empty. Please contact the leader of a megachurch in San Salvador called Tabernaculo Biblico Bautista Amigos de Israel. He's known as Toby, Jr., but his real name is Dr. Edgar Lopez Beltran, Jr. He speaks great English because his dad, the founder of the church, sent him to the States to work as punishment for making such bad grades. He now has a doctorate and an incredible following. They have amazing service projects. Above all, he interviewed the winner of the Presidential election, Nayib Bukele, whose father was a follower of Islam. Bukele works in publicity and seems to have won the election from his computer. POTUS does not want to have him as an enemy. Better to call and congratulate him. He won 53% of the vote but the turnout was very low. Ask for his advice about the Palestinian problems and also about the 2020 election strategy he'd suggest. I think his grandparents were Palestinian Christians born in Bethlehem, as were the grandparents of my son-in-law. His wife seems as level-headed and discreet as he is excentric (sp?) but people were tired of political parties, both left and right.