Evening Edition - December 22

December 22, 2019

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.

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From Sheryl:

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.

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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.

https://www.westernjournal.com/impeachment-already-backfiring-democrats-republican-fundraising-soars-record-levels/

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.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/poll-trump-leads-biden-by-6-sanders-by-26-warren-by-30-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."

https://www.theepochtimes.com/markets-shrug-off-impeachment-of-president-trump-its-a-non-event_3179505.html

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?

 

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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.”

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  • Bradley David Harte

    12/24/2019 12:59 PM

    God bless you Mike. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  • Lawrence A. Wallen

    12/23/2019 01:38 PM

    Way to go, Gov!

  • John Eckenrod

    12/23/2019 09:49 AM

    Mike, "Contrarians" ---?
    Yeah, they do seem to be everywhere and what a disgruntled lot these days!
    About feeling united and wishing Happy Hanukkah! ... the phrase is *Judeo-Christian*. Lest we forget history altogether!
    Love your image of the Democrat dye pack blowing up and it just leaves that darned stain EVERYWHERE! And the truly startling news? The recent poll showing Trump leading Buttigieg by 41points??! The new media-mob Darling!?? Mike, say it ain't so!!
    Finally, thought you made up something, you word-rascal... but, NO, "beclowning" really is a word!
    Who knew??
    Late Bulletin!!! Stock Market just broke another all-time record!

    -- John E.

  • Sandra Pittman

    12/23/2019 08:53 AM

    I hope the Republican lead Senate will NOT compromise, in any way, to the Democrats.
    Stand for something, justice for the President and its office!

  • Robin H Lightner

    12/23/2019 08:11 AM

    Webster's definition of justice - "moral rightness, equity, fairness, the administration and procedure of the law." The impeachment procedure in the House had none of this. I still say we should file a class action suit on the grounds that the Democrats in the House "obstructed justice" and
    abused their power" in accepting their salaries and not doing the job they were elected to do. They have been derelict in their duty to the people of the United States that elected them to be our representatives in the government of our country.

  • Michael Hutch

    12/23/2019 07:29 AM

    Your response to Sheryl was spot on. What in the world was she watching? Perhaps she was hypnotized by the same questions and comments, over and over again AND OH over and over again

  • Bill Tirri

    12/23/2019 05:24 AM

    Governor,
    You are spot on with your commentary on the impeachment I watch your show every week

  • Carmine Fea

    12/23/2019 04:27 AM

    Dear Governor Huckabee: I watched all of the House impeachment inquiry/hearings, and you are absolutely correct, there is no evidence whatsoever President Trump did anything wrong or impeachable. The President did not abuse his power, the evidence shows no quid pro quo, no bribery, or extortion and Sondland testified to the fact President Trump told him he wanted no quid pro quo or anything from the Ukraine president Zelensky. Your right, the House democrats have based impeachment of our President and nullifying millions of American votes on hearsay, presumptions, and assumptions. It is important to note, Jeff Van Drew said local democrat leaders in NJ threatened him by taking away support and ending his political career if he did not vote to impeach the President. How many House democrats were threatened to vote for impeachment having no evidence, and thinking only of themselves and their political career voted to impeach the President with no evidence. George Soros made it clear he and his organizations were working night and day for impeachment of President Trump. Democrats would lose Soros campaign contributions and support for reelection if they did not vote to impeach President Trump, threats to their political careers and a reason they voted for impeachment of our President having no evidence.

  • Bill Goldsby

    12/23/2019 01:08 AM

    Merry Christmas Governor to you and your family, I have been watching the slapstick comedy show of the "Impeachment Hearings", if it wasn't so frustrating to watch those Democrats "Blatantly Attacking" our Great President, they could have made a television program show on how not to put someone on trial. Shifty Adam Schiff, who should now be under investigation for Treason during wartime, along with Nancy Pelosi, AOC, Nader, Swalwell and a few others. As Rep. Lesko (R-AZ) directed in her speech to the HOR, when she was giving the information to Nancy Pelosi just before the Impeachment vote, the call for the Impeachment of President Trump, was originally on July 24th, months before the phone call with Zelensky. So they had this whole sham planned back in July, right after the Muller Report was released, but needed to put some reason in place to put the plan in action and this phone call was it. Then they found a bunch of people who heard about from a friend, who heard about it from someone else, to report it. In my books, those folks need to have their Security Clearances reevaluated, sounds like they may need to have them revoked and their positions eliminated.

    Governor, unlike the other writer, who said you were either stupid or didn't watch the hearings. I disagree. I believe you're an intelligent man, too bad you won't become a resident of California, so you can become Governor here and Turn this State around! Though I'm not sure if that will be enough. I believe we may need to have an exorcism, for this whole state! I will tell you this much, I have a large number of friends and over the past year and a half, a significant number have started to switch their political views or opinions, some to the point they have signed the petition to Recall Governor Newsom, even wanting to Recalling Pelosi. We can only continue to pray for the rest of these mislead liberal souls!

    Again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  • Angel S

    12/23/2019 12:42 AM

    Thank you for the good word, Governor! I always enjoy reading your commentaries. A very Merry Christmas to you, your family and staff!

  • Emma Gifford

    12/23/2019 12:17 AM

    Gov. Huckabee, the Bible says "and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!"
    He didn't say peace on earth goodwill to men.

  • Dorcas Jo Cluck

    12/23/2019 12:12 AM

    Thank you and blessings for a continued relationship with you as we thank God, knowing that he will be with us all the way for Donald John Trump to make a resounding victory in 2020 and keep this country safe.
    Truly, Governor Huckabee, it is such a pleasure reading the daily newsletter. I'm a true supporter of our President but feel badly that I do not have funds to contribute. However, my prayers are my "funds" and those I know will be received as intended.

    Merry Christmas!!
    With prayers for all,


    Jo C.

  • Sigrid H. Yenson

    12/23/2019 12:10 AM

    Dear Governor Huckabee:
    Thank for your wonderful newsletters, I do so look forward to them. Now as for this so called impeachment, it was a circus with all the clowns present. The Democrats trampled all over the constitution and will reap their rewards in 2020.
    A very merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy new year to you and yours.

  • Glenda Lagerstedt

    12/22/2019 11:40 PM

    Around the time President Trump was elected, just before or after, three Bible verses popped almost simultaneously into my mind. "By my God I will run through a through a troop and leap over a wall." "No weapon formed against me will prosper." And, "May my enemies fall into the pits they dig for me." I do believe that was a Word from the Lord. and that it is being fulfilled right before our eyes. Amen. And thank You, Lord.

  • theresa dochnahl

    12/22/2019 11:06 PM

    When asked by my adult children what I would like for Christmas I tell them that the greatest gift they could give me is the gift if their time. I tpp will buy what I need or want. Merry Christmas and a wish for a Blessed New Year to you and your family.

  • Edie Faylor

    12/22/2019 10:44 PM

    God bless you and your family! Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.

    From our family to yours

  • Marion L. Boomhower

    12/22/2019 10:43 PM

    Gov. Huckabee: Pres. Trump is his worse own enemy. Can't anyone tell him to stop attacking people personally. He claims to be a Christian but he doesn't act like one. I pray for him daily but the Bible tells us "pride goes before a fall" and he needs to be more Presidential and watch his words. His remarks about Mr. Dingell were totally wrong. Many Christians are disgusted but we have to look at his plan, not the man. He has done great things for our country.

  • Janet Stone

    12/22/2019 10:43 PM

    I thought the Bible said peace on earth to men of good will. If that is correct, I'm not too sure there are too many of them left. Good will seems to be in short supply.

  • Ron David

    12/22/2019 10:03 PM

    A NEW CHRISTMAS POEM

    Mike: This poem was written by a Marine. The
    following is his request. I think it is reasonable.....

    PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many
    people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is
    due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate
    these festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of
    what we owe. Cause people to stop and think of our heroes, living and
    dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your small part
    to plant this small seed.

    May God Bless You, Have A Great Day and MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Makes one thankful for what we have on Christmas in the US!


    TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
    HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
    IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
    PLASTER AND STONE.

    I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
    WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
    AND TO SEE JUST WHO
    IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

    I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
    A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
    NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
    NOT EVEN A TREE.

    NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
    JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
    ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
    OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

    WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
    AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
    A SOBER THOUGHT
    CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

    FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
    IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
    I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
    ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

    THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
    SILENT, ALONE,
    CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
    IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

    THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
    THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
    NOT HOW I PICTURED
    A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

    WAS THIS THE HERO
    OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
    CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
    THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

    I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
    THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
    OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
    WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

    SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
    THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
    AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
    A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

    THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
    EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
    BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
    LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

    I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
    HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
    ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
    IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

    THE VERY THOUGHT
    BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
    I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
    AND STARTED TO CRY.

    THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
    AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
    "SANTA DON'T CRY,
    THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

    I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
    I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
    MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
    MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."

    THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
    AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
    I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
    I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

    I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
    SO SILENT AND STILL
    AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
    FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.

    I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
    ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
    THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
    SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

    THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
    WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
    WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
    IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."

    ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
    AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
    "MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
    AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."

  • Mona Darnell

    12/22/2019 09:36 PM

    I am a registered Republican and I am proud of the way the Republicans are standing with our President. The Democrats have made a circus and called it impeachment. The Democrats have lost their minds and hurt their party badly. I am praying that no Democrat wins in 2020.
    I always love to hear you state your opinions on Fox. You are a great Christian man and you tell it like it is.
    God Bless You and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Lonnie Long

    12/22/2019 09:25 PM

    This impeachment is a national disgrace. Like him or not, Trump has done so many good things for the people and this nation. I wish the democrats would work with Trump. I do not feel the the republican controlled senate should treat the democrats they way they treated the republicans in the house but, they had better not cave to Pelosi and Shumer’s Demands.

  • Kevin Turnbaugh

    12/22/2019 09:22 PM

    Amen on the comment about the democratic candidates, looking like the antique road show. I have said that all of them, including Mayor Pete, have ages older than their IQ. Then looking at the House democratic leadership, with both Pelosi and Mad Maxine Waters over 80; only adds to my point.

  • John Kent Greystoke

    12/22/2019 09:19 PM

    Merry Christmas! So sad that our government is the biggest, most crooked criminal organization in the world. Greed, thievery are the orders of the day. We would never have known if not for President Trump! Thankful for him and all that support him. Seems we can only rely on God to lower the boom on these evil people. As the courts and other politicians will never prosecute.

  • Kay DeWitt

    12/22/2019 09:19 PM

    After you stated how God revealed Himself in the person of Jesus...Who lived, loved and died for us..you go on to state: "And that Christmas miracle is the one that never gets old no matter how many times we celebrate it" and how blessed we are that, because we KNOW Him, we can SAY that!....However, for those who do NOT know Him, their Christmas celebration is merely about celebrating a "holiday!"

    THE only answer to bringing our divided America together is the supernatural power of Christ's UNCONDITIONAL love for everyone regardless of his, or her, race, co!or, nationality, religion OR political party....which is WHY I talk about bringing Christ's love into the schools ....into our world....and not the Christian "religion" because Christianity is NOT a religion it's a relationship that enables us to BE vessels of His love that has the supernatural power to win souls TO Christ!

    I have made a point of telling EVERY soul I meet...or speak with....how Christ's love is the answer to stopping gun violence and that I proved that it was by going into an all-black, gang-infested high school and His love, THROUGH me, persuaded gang kids to put down their guns! And the Muslim kids, the Jewish kids, the atheist kids knew that I loved them as much as I loved the Christian kids!

    A few months ago, after a tech support guy from Africa resolved my tech issue, I told him ABOUT how Christ's love impacted these gang kids....I then asked him, "are YOU a Christian!" He replied , "No, I'm a Muslim, put please don't hang up!
    I felt something from you! You brightened my life. You have a message that needs to go viral!.YOU HAVE A MESSAGE THAT CAN BRING HEALING TO THE WHOLE WORLD AND I WANT TO HELP YOU DO IT!" ....

    I have had many incidents like this one and it is why I know that I know that I know that JESUS...and HIS LOVE...is....to say it again....THE only thing that CAN bring healing to our divided world and Christians MUST commit TO doing this!
    This is the "army" I said you could be the commander and chief of!...And this is how a revival....a REAL revival...could start....AND that revival could BE God's way of using this government situation FOR this miracle.....SO LETS CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE CHRIST AFTER HIS "DAY" OF CELEBRATION !....and I might add that it is BECAUSE I have had so many experiences like the one I had with this Muslim tech, in Africa, that this political situation inflicts me with such agonizing grief!

  • Karen Payton

    12/22/2019 09:02 PM

    I have never donated money to any political candidate, but after the circus impeachment proceedings, I donated $100 to Trump's campaign! If I had a million I would have gladly given that instead!!! These democrats are nuts and need to be shut down and kicked out! Merry Christmas to you and your family and to the rest of the American people who still have some sense about what is going on in our government!