Yes, next week is Christmas and we’re having a special Christmas show tonight to get you in the mood. No Bah Humbug around here! We’re pretty pumped about Christmas and all it represents. And hopefully, your Christmas dinner with the family can avoid political comments that might bring tension to a politically divided family. Of course if everyone around your table agrees with ME, then you have a truly intelligent and wonderful family! And if they are contrarians, then just tell them you ran out of pie. Just kidding!
After several years of people being afraid to say Merry Christmas, people aren’t afraid anymore. And no one should be. Many of my Jewish friends send Christmas greetings, and I wish them Happy Hannuka and truly mean it. What the shepherds in Bethlehem said is still wonderful today: Peace on Earth and Good Will toward men.
My pastor said something this past week I’d never thought about, proving that I really haven’t thought of everything just yet. He noted that all the Old Testament prophecies about the birth of the Christ child were fulfilled in Jesus and that alone was an incredible miracle. He then noted that although Joseph and Mary lived in Nazareth, the had to go to Bethlehem to be counted in the census and pay their taxes, meaning that God used government to bring about their being in Bethlehem as prophesied. Watching Washington, it’s hard to imagine that God could or would use our government, but He still does. I pretty much believe that only God could cause government to function in an eternal way. But we just see this side of it. And that God could use OUR government IS a miracle!
Most of our families have lots of traditions and customs that bring us comfort through the familiarity of the menu of Christmas Dinner, the order of having a prayer and maybe a devotional, singing a Christmas Carol, and then opening gifts in some sort of predictable order.
With 6 small grandchildren, we try for the prayer, devotional, and reminder of the reason for the occasion, but once packages start getting opened, it’s pretty much all the adults can do to make sure that the actual gifts aren’t tossed in the trash with the wrapping paper. I admit I’m hard to buy for because when I need something, I tend to just get it. It makes my family crazy, but truth it, I really don’t need or want anything and my greatest gift is watching others get what they want or at least pretend it’s what they wanted.
God didn’t just send a book or prophets or even miracles to reveal Himself. He came in the person of Jesus. He lived, loved, and died for us. And He overcame death in the miracle of the resurrection. And that Christmas miracle is the one that never gets old no matter how many times we celebrate it. From all of us here at the Huckabee show, a delightful family who man the cameras, work behind the scenes in production rooms, and our terrific team who show true Southern hospitality to the treasured guests in our audience, we say may God given you a truly wonderful Christmas.
Gov. Huckabee, As a registered Republican interested in the truth, I watched the impeachment hearings. When I read your letter, I have to wonder whether you watched them yourself or not. It appears that you did not, because somehow you missed the evidence that was made so clear. I am confused by my party leaders. Are you stupid, or simply dishonest? Please urge the Republicans in the Senate to treat this impeachment hearing exactly the same as they would if the President was a Democrat. Your integrity and that of our party, are at stake.
From the Gov:
The Democrats in the House did NOT treat this impeachment in the way the Republicans treated the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. (By the way, there was incontrovertible evidence that Clinton committed perjury and suborned perjury, for which he was fined and deprived of his law license.) If you go back and look at the Republican Judiciary Committee’s rules for Clinton’s impeachment, you will see that he received the due process that Adam Schiff refused President Trump. On a purely partisan vote, Schiff’s committee approved all new and shockingly unfair rules. So if you’re concerned that impeachments aren’t treated exactly the same regardless of party, you might want to look at that.
The lack of evidence this time was so obvious that I have to wonder if you yourself watched the actual hearings gavel-to-gavel or instead listened to the through-the-looking-glass interpretations on CNN. The mainstream media did NOT report the truth about this, just as they did not report the truth about IG Horowitz’s findings. There was no evidence of misconduct by President Trump in his phone call with Zelensky --- only hearsay and gossip and “presumption –- and in fact the one piece of direct evidence was exculpatory. None of that garbage would have been allowed in a court of law. And President Zelensky himself has said more than once that he wasn’t pressured at all.
If I don’t further debate your claims, it’s not because I’m “stupid” or “dishonest” but simply mystified by them.
And from earlier this week:
I’ve already written about how House Democrats hoped to stain Trump with the word “Impeached,” but only succeeded in blowing up the dye pack in their own faces and marking themselves as so radically partisan, immature and unserious that they aren’t worthy of holding their offices. Many commentators have also referenced appropriate quotes, such as “When you strike at a king, you must kill him” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) and “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine” (Obi Wan Kenobi.) Well, there’s already evidence that they strike at Trump is only making him stronger.
While the Democrats were beclowning themselves on live TV, Trump supporters were rallying to his side, joined by a lot of new people who hadn’t been paying attention until now, and are apparently outraged by the unfairness shown to the President (and by seeing just what an overstuffed clown car the Democrats have become.)
Just since the impeachment circus began, Trump’s campaign has received a stunning $5 million in donations. As the Dems were leaping to conclusions in their kangaroo court, the Republican National Committee raked in over $20 million in November alone, giving them $63.2 million cash on hand, the most since just before the 2012 election. The DNC hasn’t reported its November numbers yet, but in October, they had just $8.7 million cash on hand and $7 million in debt.
Also, remember all those polls claiming that Trump would lose to every Democrat if the election were held today? Well,the Democrats should've tried to get the election held before they started their "impeachment" push because ever since, Trump has been surging. In the latest You Gov/Economist "electability" poll (asking voters who they expect to win), as of today, he's now leading Biden by 6 points,Sanders by 26, Warren by 30 and Buttigieg by 41.
Investors also shrugged off "impeachment," with US markets hitting another all-time high the very next day, on the assumption that the Democrats' mighty blow against the evil Trump is a "non-event."
At this rate, the Trump campaign might have to think of a really nice Christmas gift to send Nancy Pelosi. Considering the state of her home district, how about a designer hazmat suit?
Two more brief observations on Thursday's Democratic Presidential Debate:
There was a proposal that the government should pay to move people who have beachfront homes away from (thus far undetectable) rising tides due to climate change. Haven’t the taxpayers given enough money to Barack Obama and Al Gore already?
In three long hours, the most memorable line said by anyone was a tweet from the Trump War Room, warning PBS
viewers that the debate might be listed on their TV guides as an episode of “Antiques Roadshow.”