March 12, 2019


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Today's Commentary ---  AOC at SXSW -- Must see video  -- 2020 Budget Politics Part II   --- Famous lie politicians tell in public -- The February jobs number -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jaw-dropper of the day -- "Green Alert System" -- The Sunshine Protection Act   -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse


I honestly try not to feed the media hype machine around Vogue’s Most Stylish Socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by not reacting to every ridiculous thing she says.  As I’ve pointed out before, I’d be doing it all day, because she’s practically a non-stop fountain of nonsense.  When she’s on her notes, she sounds like Fidel Castro’s PR agent, and when she’s away from her notes, she sounds like a painfully uninformed bartender who’s been sampling the goods. 

But when AOC tells a crowd of young people at the SXSW (South by Southwest) music and media festival in Austin (where the alt-rock bands aren’t the only ones filling the air with incomprehensible gibberish) that capitalism (which has lifted tens of millions of people out of poverty) is “irredeemable,” that Ronald Reagan’s economy was racist, and that America must be completely transformed because we can’t settle for just a 10% improvement on “garbage”…well, that sort of demands a response. 


With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee

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Must see video

By Mike Huckabee

Hit the link and scroll down the page to a video where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s typically uninformed attack on President Reagan as a racist is forcefully refuted by…Ronald Reagan.  As the Gipper so eloquently put it, “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant, it’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” 

Reagan’s former assistant, Peggy Grande, also has a response worth reading.  She knew Ronald Reagan.  She worked with Ronald Reagan.  And AOC, you are no Ronald Reagan.


2020 Budget Politics Part II

By Mike Huckabee 

It seems like only a week ago (because it was) that the liberal media were taunting Republicans for not speaking out against the rising deficits.  I responded by speaking out against the rising deficits, but I guess that didn’t count.  Anyway, a Republican who is even more in the public eye, President Trump, just released his proposed budget to the House.  Aside from increased spending in some needed areas, such as the military and border security, it calls for the deepest spending cuts ever proposed.  So I'm sure the liberal media will love it!

Trump’s budget calls for an average 5% reduction in spending across the board, which combined with optimistic economic projections, would save $2.7 trillion over ten years and theoretically balance the budget. 

Of course, nobody can make accurate predictions like that because you never know what’s coming that you’ll have to deal with (when George W. Bush took office, he never imagined he’d soon face the costs of responding to the 9/11 attacks.)  Still, one reason Americans elected a businessman is that he knows what budgets are and we hoped he would at least try to do something about Congress’ out-of-control spending.  Now, Trump actually has.

Of course, it’s all academic: Nancy Pelosi already made it clear that Trump’s budget will be dead on arrival in the House, where one of the latest fiscally-responsible proposals from Democrats is to bring back pork barrel “earmarks.”  If Speaker Pelosi manages to create a budget at all (no sure thing, considering how long we went without one the last time Democrats were in charge), you can bet it will call for far more spending on everything and even higher deficits.  And the liberal media will call them…

“The Trump deficits!”


Famous lie politicians tell in public

By Mike Huckabee

“We’re from Washington, and we’re here to help you.”

Infamous truth politicians have only recently begun to admit: “We’re from Washington, and we’re here to use the power of the state to force you to change your behavior.”


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The February jobs number

By Mike Huckabee

Friday, the Labor Department reported that only 20,000 new jobs were created in February, when Wall Street had estimated the figure would be 185,000.  The White House dismissed the number as a “fluke.”  But usually, the only math in Washington that’s that far out of sync with reality are Congressional estimates of how much their latest government program will cost. 

Fear not, though, because there could be all sorts of reasons for that low job number, even that the government shutdown interfered with the job of counting the jobs.  Don’t be surprised if the number leaps back up next month, when the post-Christmas layoffs end and the spring hiring begins and the job counters are all back on the job.  But as the New York Post’s John Crudele reminds us at the link, you should take all government job stats with a grain of salt because a lot of it is just pure guesswork. 

Besides, even though only 20,000 jobs were allegedly created (or that’s how many the government got counted, at least), somehow, unemployment dropped by a tenth of a point; the U6 unemployment rate (people with part-time jobs because they can’t find full-time jobs) plummeted from 8.1 to 7.3%; and hourly wages shot up by 3.4%.  That is, if the government’s numbers are accurate, which they most assuredly are not.  This is where we got the saying that if all the economists in Washington were laid end-to-end, they still wouldn’t point in the same direction. 

Read Crudele’s explanation of how the government counts jobs and see if it fills you with confidence about the idea of the feds taking over your disease diagnoses.


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jaw-dropper of the day

By Mike Huckabee

“We live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die.”

Reality: The federal government alone spends about $4 trillion a year, and 59% of that goes to a massive array of social safety net programs.  That doesn't even include state and local social programs or private, community and church charities. 

Fun observation from the linked article: If AOC’s claim that Americans with no jobs are left to die is true, then by helping to create record-low black unemployment, President Trump is saving countless black lives. I’m sure she’ll thank him publicly for that.


"Green Alert System"

By Mike Huckabee

Here’s a good idea that proves politicians can still work in a bipartisan way.  Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan introduced a bill to create a “Green Alert System.”  That’s not an environment measure; it’s an “Amber Alert” style system to help find missing veterans.  Vets who suffer severe PTSD and suicidal thoughts are prone to going missing and can come to harm before the regular police system for finding missing persons even gets into gear.

There’s already a Green Alert system in Wisconsin and an informal one on social media.  This is something that needs to be nationwide.  If the federal government can create a more efficient way to help find missing veterans (and I’d like to see them prove they can), then it deserves bipartisan support.


The Sunshine Protection Act

By Mike Huckabee

If you’ve been staggering around, trying to recover from losing an hour of sleep on Sunday, you might be excited to hear that Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan and Sen. Marco Rubio have introduced the Sunshine Protection Act, a bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent.  That means keeping time where it is now, with no more “spring forward, fall back.”  We sprang forward, now let's just stay here.

The linked article contains some of the arguments for why shifting the hours of the clock twice a year is an outdated relic based on bad science, and it actually has negative health and psychological effects on many people.  Besides, if we want an extra hour of daylight, the Democrats in the House can just pass a bill mandating that daylight last an hour longer.  Hey, if the government can rebuild every structure in America, replace every plane with trains and make cows stop breaking wind all in 10 years, ordering the sun to stay up for an extra hour a day should be a cinch.


Evening Edition - March 11

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse (KJV)

"But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee."

– 1 Chronicles 29:14

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  • Cathy Cornforth

    03/12/2019 08:18 PM

    Hi Gov Huckabee, Love you show!
    Being a conservative and knowing you are too,
    why in the world is everyone of your shows promoting Jeff Bevos of Amazon?
    There are other wonderful ways and places to buy books.
    Also...Can't wait for Sarah to write one!

    Thank you, Cathy Cornforth