December 17, 2020
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December 17, 2020      

Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • Things That Make You Go “Hmmm…”
  • New vote
  • Media gets it wrong again...do they care?!?
  • The Devolving Party
  • Fourteen say no more

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Things That Make You Go “Hmmm…”

By Mike Huckabee

Florida has more people than New York, more elderly residents (many of them former New Yorkers, I’m sure) and it’s been open for business for months. Meanwhile, New York keeps shutting everyone down and banishing people to their homes. Yet New York's COVID-19 death total is about 35,000, compared to around 20,000 in Florida.

If that contrast intrigues you, read the rest of this article by Christopher Bedford in the Federalist, which contrasts the vastly different policies of various states that seem to have little relation to the spread of the coronavirus. Bedford’s conclusion after visiting 23 states: draconian policies by leftwing leaders aren’t about controlling the virus, they’re about controlling the people. I think the people are finally starting to realize that. Let's hope they also finally realize the connection between their current lack of freedom and Constitutional rights and the way they keep voting the people behind it back into office over and over.

New vote

By Mike Huckabee

There’s more evidence that despite the strenuous efforts of the news media and censorious social media, the public’s suspicion that the Presidential election was tainted by vote fraud is not lessening.

A previous Pew poll claimed it was mostly Trump voters who didn’t trust the election results, but a new McLaughlin Associates poll found that among all voters, more believe there was fraud than don’t, by a margin of 46-45%, with 9% not sure. Surprisingly, this is among a poll sample that voted for Biden over Trump by 51-47%.

This link has a chart showing the breakdown along a variety of demographics, and substantial percentages of nearly every group believe there was election or vote fraud. For example, that includes 29% of liberals, 41% of Independents and 74% of conservatives; 50% of Hispanics; 55% of men; and 40% of urban dwellers.

So obviously, channeling Damon Runyon (“’Shut up,’ he explained”) is not doing the job of allaying public suspicions that Biden was legitimately elected. This is a very bad situation because America's unique tradition of the peaceful transfer of power is dependent on a shared trust in the integrity of the vote. When Democrats began trying to game the system by loosening election laws, abolishing ID requirements, pushing universal ballots by mail to everyone on the voter rolls while fighting any efforts to police those rolls; etc., they were playing with fire. Now, they’ve incinerated the public’s trust.

Once lost, public trust is a hard thing to earn back. So if they really believe there was no fraud and Biden’s election was legitimate, then he should do what I got slammed by liberals for suggesting right after the election: join in calling for a transparent, bipartisan audit of the vote, with no more locking Republicans outside of counting rooms, wiping of voting machine records or fighting in court to have challenges dismissed on technicalities before the evidence is presented.

And please stop insulting our intelligence by claiming that any questions about the election are an un-American assault on democracy. We’ve had to listen for four years as you screamed “Russian collusion,” “Trump is illegitimate” and “Not MY President!” The alternative to agreeing to a transparent investigation now would be having the other side to do to you what you did to them. That wouldn’t be pleasant, would it?

Or if you like, we could just do to Biden exactly what you did to Trump: give his worst enemies in Washington $30 million and an unlimited mandate to investigate, interrogate, spy on and subpoena anyone they want for a couple of years.

Hey, it ended up proving that Trump and his people were innocent all along. Maybe it’ll work out just as well for Biden! Want to take that chance?

Media gets it wrong again...do they care?!?

By Mike Huckabee

First the mainstream media hailed Joe Biden for naming the first all-female White House press team, overlooking the fact that President Trump already has one. Now, they’re claiming that Biden’s choice of Pete Buttigieg would be historic as the first openly gay Cabinet member in history. Except that Trump already appointed openly-gay Richard Grennell as acting Director of National Intelligence.

I can only assume that we’ve found yet another symptom of Trump Derangement Syndrome: loss of longterm memory. Or maybe, as many of us have suspected for four years, they never pay any attention to what Trump actually does, they just report that he's wrong-wrong-wrong about whatever it is.

The Devolving Party

By Mike Huckabee

Now that Democrats think they’re coming into power, the fun is about to begin for anyone who misses “Game of Thrones,” and that’s watching the vicious in-fighting for power between the old guard trying to hold on like King Lear and the young radicals itching to stab them in the backs and seize the crown. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a perfect example of someone who’s hungrier for power than she is skilled at the game of obtaining it, or she wouldn’t be going around giving the game away in public while the dinosaurs are still on the throne.

I do have one quibble with this story: it says that AOC thinks having elderly leaders like Pelosi and Schumer holding down the young socialist firebrands “hampers the party’s ability to evolve.” When a party goes from John F. Kennedy, Fritz Hollings and Daniel Patrick Moynihan to John Kerry, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and then to AOC, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlbaib, it’s not evolving, it’s devolving. At this rate, the next generation of Democrat leaders will be communist cave people.

Fourteen say no

By Mike Huckabee

Fourteen House Republicans are calling on President Trump to keep his vow not to sign any more giant “omnibus” spending bills by vetoing the $1.4 trillion bill now moving through Congress. Their letter to him brands it as “swamp politics” and a "massive take-it-or-leave-it bill, negotiated behind closed doors, that expands government, spends at record levels well above 2011 base cap levels, and funds unnecessary or even harmful federal programs." They say it showers money on everything from Planned Parenthood to schools teaching children anti-Americanism to bail-outs for badly-run states with broken election systems. You can read more about it and see their full letter at the link.

There is talk of piling the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill into this bill, making a gargantuan $2.3 trillion spending bill, but that seems unlikely because of the timing.

As usual, Trump will be under pressure to sign this because of Congress’ habit of waiting until the last minute to deal with budget matters, then throwing everything including a federally-subsidized kitchen sink into a bill too big for anyone to have time to read. Sprinkled in will be all their favored funding items, buried like old World War II landmines just waiting to go off and blow up the budget and the Constitution. I wish there were some way to amend the Constitution to ban Congress from doing this. Anything that spends money taken out of taxpayers’ paychecks should be debated and passed in the clear light of day.

Unfortunately, I don’t hold much hope of a veto, but I don’t blame Trump for it. When he made the vow in 2018 that he would never sign another giant omnibus spending bill, it was while he was signing one that he felt he’d been left no other choice than to sign.

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  • Peter I Juve

    12/18/2020 12:56 PM

    Thanks for being a voice of truth and fairness. The citizens of the USA were ripped off. The election was nothing but a new angle of the left to force a coup. These depraved lazy thieves are the greatest enemy of the US and always have been.

  • susan l stallings

    12/18/2020 12:04 PM

    I think all the MAGA and stop the steal demonstrators should go to the texas border and when some illegal comes accross after biden comes into office, they should transport them to nm, az, or ca. If ICE will be disbanded, we need some help to protect TX.

  • BarbaraAnn Wells

    12/18/2020 10:47 AM

    Always enjoy reading your newsletters and FB pages. Thank you for using your Godly wisdom and bless you and your family.

  • Bradley Alan Lee

    12/18/2020 10:24 AM

    When will this Insanity, (the emperor has no clothes), end?
    With the Mountain of evidence, witnesses and past history,WHEN WILL THE HEAD OF THE CLINTON MONSTER BE CUT OFF ? I know, as read in the Bible, that the last generation will see the end, but that doesn’t mean we stop fighting against wrong. We should always stand for what is right and good no matter what. Is there no one in leadership or that is in a position of influence that will stand against this onslaught of insanity? With this lack of leader ship in action, No Wonder people bush back, ( with poor decisions of violence and blow something up or put out a contract on those they see as being responsible for this Evil by either their actions or their inaction, to retaliate ).

  • Stephen Russell

    12/18/2020 09:12 AM

    Pres Trumps options:

    o Recount made Legal, He Wins
    o Biden indicted on charges from Feds
    o Ukraine seeks Biden for crimes done there
    o Other.

    Can we have a sitting President in the WH accused of felony level finance crimes run the nation? & then too rig election?

  • Analyn Miller

    12/18/2020 07:42 AM

    No way!

  • Shannon Vanhoozer

    12/18/2020 12:52 AM

    Trump got cheated and so did all the American ppl, half are just to stupid to see it

  • Paul Kern

    12/17/2020 10:53 PM

    I am disappointed that the Republicans who are now calling Joe Mr. President have not been called out. McConnell has always been known to follow the money and power. Now even Crenshaw, the ex-Seal from Texas is part of the club.
    I grew up in the state when under the control of States Rights Democrats, now calling themselves Democratic Socialists. I guess the RINOs turned him also.
    Also conservative faith based groups are in it
    It would be helpful for in-depth reporting on all these right wing groups also.

  • Joseph Giorgianni

    12/17/2020 10:45 PM

    Mike Huckabee I hit the wrong button I think I hit yes when I'm supposed to vote no so if you change my vote it's no no money for illegal aliens

  • Dale P. Ferguson

    12/17/2020 10:33 PM

    One of the ads attached to your email says, "Would you vote Obama for a third term?" First, the Constitution does not allow it. Second, the ad was written while Obama was still in office. I think you should delete it.

  • Diane Battaglia

    12/17/2020 10:28 PM

    I look forward to reading your words everyday especially your bible verse. It always gives me hope and peace of mind. I can actually feel myself relaxing.
    I was hit in a crosswalk 9/06/2019 that changed my life. I still walk, but my knees took a real hit. I am not doing the things I planned to do at 81. Your bible verses help! I listen to your daughter too. What a lovely family.

  • john d bower

    12/17/2020 10:17 PM

    great!!!

  • Rosemary Paige PLummer

    12/17/2020 10:05 PM

    I really enjoy your sensible perspective, Mike, your writing style and your solidity. I never have trouble understanding what you are saying and I l always get a chuckle, if a somewhat rueful one. I so appreciate you! Many thanks for the access.

    A Canadian ,living on the west coast

  • Gregory George Keller

    12/17/2020 09:57 PM

    Two words CIVIL WAR

  • Thomas Russell Weaver

    12/17/2020 09:42 PM

    Fresh from the "Daily Wire" is a story from an 'insider' inside SCOTUS abt the arguments on the last effort that was shot down due to "not having standing"...the insider tells that very loud arguments with some sailor talk thrown in...that it was turned down b/c some of the judges were afraid it would start riots, possibly civil war...therefore.....they chickened out...

  • Diane Riney

    12/17/2020 09:39 PM

    Thank you!! for your continued written truths.

  • Rachael Be

    12/17/2020 09:29 PM

    I loved this article. Keep up the good work!

  • Michelle Koehler

    12/17/2020 09:27 PM

    Thank you for all that you do.

  • Mary Sloan

    12/17/2020 09:18 PM

    Yeah, I probably need more email! ?? But this is a vote for Governor Huckabee!