Evening Edition - January 26

January 26, 2020 |

While Bernie Sanders was stuck in the Senate listening to the equivalent of a tape loop of Maxine Waters ravings, he was unable to attend his own campaign rally in Iowa. So in his stead, he sent two stand-ins who represent exactly what you associate with Iowa heartland values: Hollywood leftist propagandist Michael Moore and New York’s most fashionable socialist Congress member, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Not since Professor Harold Hill in “The Music Man” have Iowans been visited by such charismatic con artists promising them a lot but actually knowing nothing other than how to bamboozle them out of all their money.


During her speech, AOC apparently forgot to even mention Bernie’s name, but she did promise to bring to Iowa and America the same kind of socialist policies that have caused employers to flee her New York district in droves. Moore did mention Bernie, declaring, “We have to crush Donald J. Trump with the truth and with a candidate who is the opposite of Donald J. Trump." So if you don’t like reduced government interference in your life, the booming economy and lots of good-paying jobs, vote for Bernie Sanders and get the exact opposite.

Bernie did manage to make an appearance via phone, where he declared, "We are going to win because we are developing an unprecedented multigenerational, multiracial, working-class movement which is prepared to take on the corporate elite and the entire One Percent and put together an administration that stands for justice. Economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice." So for the record, socialists have a new con game: If there’s any field that you want to have the government take over completely, just stick the word “justice” after it.

“Yes, you got “justice,” my friends! Right here, I say, ‘Justice’ right here in River City! With a capital ‘J’ and that rhymes with your ‘pay,’ and that’s what we’ll take!...”

PS – Former President Barack Obama is reportedly so concerned that the Dems will nominate an unelectable socialist that he is thinking of speaking out against Bernie Sanders. Question is, will any of Bernie’s base listen to someone as far to the right of them as Barack Obama?



Must-See Video: At a campaign event that's being described as Sen. Elizabeth Warren's "Joe The Plumber" moment (you kids Google it), a father confronted Warren about her plan to spend $1.6 trillion in tax money to pay off everyone’s student loans. He told her that he worked double shifts and saved to put his daughter through college without taking out any loans, so will he get his money back? Warren replies, “Of course not.” Dad: “So you want to help those who don't save any money, and the ones that do the right thing get s*****d?”

Watch to see her response (or lack of response.) So far, millions of people have watched it online.


It is an excellent question: why should the government pay the college costs of people who took out loans they couldn’t repay, but not reimburse those who worked hard to pay for college without taking out loans? Even more infuriating: image killing yourself to work your way through college, then getting a big tax bill to pay for someone else who just borrowed the money. Or being too poor to go to college, so you went straight to work, and now your paycheck will be docked to pay off your boss’s kids student loans to attend Brown or Yale.

For people who talk about “fairness” so much, I don’t think liberals quite understand what it means. Frankly, I wish they’d just come up with some way to give me back all the time I had to spend watching Democratic debates



We’re sad to report that journalist Jim Lehrer died peacefully in his sleep at 85, after years of heart problems, and we extend our prayers and sympathies to his wife Kate and his family. As co-host of PBS’ “The McNeil-Lehrer Report” and later host of “NewsHour,” Lehrer presided over the kind of sober, in-depth reporting that’s seldom seen these days. This link has more details about his very long and fascinating career.


If you want to see a stunning illustration of how far the profession of journalism has fallen since Lehrer entered it, check out this link to a list he wrote called “Jim Lehrer’s Rules of Journalism” and see if there are any of them that are still being practiced at most major media outlets these days.



Say, remember when Nancy Pelosi sailed past thousands of angry protesters, blithely waving her gavel, to go into a locked legislative chamber and shove Obamacare down the people’s throats against their will? Oblivious arrogance hasn't been a good look for politicians since Marie Antoinette, and it worked out well both for her and for the Democrats, didn’t it? In the next election, the Dems lost a staggering 63 seats and their majority, and Nancy lost her widdle gavel and her position as Speaker. (In other words, both Marie and the Dems lost their heads.)

Let’s hope that history repeats itself not only on the national level in November, but specifically in Virginia, where the high-handed Democrats are abusing their thin majority to try to shove their radical anti-gun, pro-abortion agenda down the throats of an ever-more-enraged public, blithely ignoring the giant angry mob outside, all the counties voting themselves to be Second Amendment sanctuaries, and the sheriffs declaring that they won’t enforce the new laws that the Dems are preparing to pass. All I can say is, “Yeah, you go ahead and pass those laws! After all, what can all those angry voters do to you? They’re just bluffing!”



Rep. and Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. Gabbard claims that Hillary harmed her campaign and American democracy by “publicly, unambiguously, and with obvious malicious intent” asserting that she’s being groomed by the Russians to launch a third-party campaign and help reelect President Trump. Her campaign sent Clinton a letter threatening a lawsuit and demanding an apology and retraction, which Hillary ignored. Gabbard is now seeking damages and an injunction to prevent the media from continuing to repeat Clinton’s false accusation.


Gabbard’s lawsuit says she is running for the Presidency, “a position Clinton has long coveted, but has not been able to attain,” and her lawsuit “seeks to hold Clinton, and the political elites who enable her, accountable for distorting the truth…” Clinton’s spokesman responded that the lawsuit is “ridiculous.”

He’s right: I can think of nothing more ridiculous than trying to hold Hillary Clinton and her enablers accountable for anything.


This court decision is good news for all Americans who value free speech, respect for others’ political and religious beliefs, and protection of the actual meaning of words, like “hate group.”


Perhaps this will make government, media outlets and social media giants rethink the wisdom of treating the once important but now politicized and discredited SPLC as any sort of objective authority or hiring it to act as their contract censors.

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  • rodney d burke

    01/29/2020 01:12 PM

    Barry is too far to the right? Then where is Bernie? off the scale? Sadly as Hannity and you say, Journalism is dead. A FAR cry from Lehner, Brinkley, Huntley and Cronkite.

    Va dems are going to learn the hard way, what the people of VA think about them and their communist ways. Especially when the find out sherrif and some other LE are in the guard and refuse to impliment a law which is against everything Virginians believe in. Do GW and TJ come to mind? Patrick Henry and others? Brain dead on display? TDS on display? It would seem so

  • Penny L North

    01/27/2020 12:03 PM

    I read on line yesterday that Adam Schiff stated that the American people could not be trusted to elect congress, that we did not know the will of Congress. Who does he think he is? I have spoken with no one who wants to live in a socialist society. How dare he assume that he knows more about who I want or need in congress. He and the rest of congress is there to serve the wants and needs of the American people, not the other way around. Kruschev said many years ago that America would not be taken by force but that we would be taken from within. He was almost prophetic. Socialism is trying to take us over. The majority of Democrats are devaluing the rights and needs of hard working Americans, those of us who spent 50 years in the workplace to support our families, send our children to college or trade schools, who sacrificed for our country and families and taught our children right from wrong. I am appalled by the leanings of some of our congressmen. We finally have leaders in President Trump and Vice President Pence who stand for American ideals and they can't stand it. I am seriously terrified at the possibilities of what we will come to if Democrats come to power.

  • Harold Levi

    01/27/2020 10:33 AM

    Sir, Below is Washington's farewell address. He knew full well what was coming. Please pass this on .

    However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion....The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.

  • Monica kadillak

    01/27/2020 10:26 AM

    Could you provide the phone and address of the group ‘Blessing God’s people’ ? It was the organization out of Israel that helps refugees.
    I haven’t been able to find them online. Many thanks!

  • Greg Wall

    01/27/2020 09:32 AM

    Governor Huckabee-I love your column and depend on you for the news that will never be reported elsewhere. I have a suggestion that I hope you will consider. Where referring to Congresswoman Cortez please stop using AOC. When media uses her initials it creates undeserved celebrity status(Cher, Sting, Madonna, Bono, Beyonce). She is just one of 435. A freshman at that. Let's all stop glorifying her.

  • Frances Robertson

    01/27/2020 09:03 AM

    Hi Mike, talking about 'justice', there is a spice company, Penzey's Spices, where they have a SPICE mix they named 'Justice"!!!!! They do have good spices, which I used to buy before I knew about his political slant. Bill Penzey is a virulent, vituperative Democrat, who 'spices' up his sale e-mails with rants about the 'cruelty' of the Republican party, I mean, he really goes on and on about every thing he thinks is terrible about us and great about them. You might want to check him out! Crazy.

  • Rev. Dr. William J. Corbin

    01/27/2020 08:01 AM

    I very much appreciated this entire evening edition. I especially want to comment on hard working people paying off student loans of other people's children. I had to quit the football team in junior high to help support my family. As a high school freshman, I realized the only way I could have a college education was to start saving money. I worked as many as 35 hours a week at a drug store and paid for everything I needed or wanted while building a very nice savings account.
    Except for a year when I was in engineering school in Texas, I worked one or two jobs while earning two undergraduate degrees, two masters degrees, and a Ph.D. I did take out a small student loan when my wife was not working outside the home and had our first child. I repaid that loan as quickly as possible.
    While was I working, many of my fellow students were partying, taking expensive spring and holiday breaks, and driving fancy cars. I agree with the dad who asked if he would be repaid for his child's education. Those of us who worked long hours and skipped the drinking parties, ski and beach vacations, and sports cars should NOT have to pay for those who racked up huge loans knowing they would never be able to repay them. If paying off their loans is the socialist idea of "justice," I want nothing to do with it.


    01/27/2020 05:59 AM

    mike you are a gem always tells it like it is with just enough humor to start the day,

  • stanley fowler

    01/27/2020 01:00 AM


  • David Molony

    01/26/2020 11:45 PM

    I just thought you might like to see information on the year of the Rat. It as taken from an email that was sent out to those who buy books on Oriental Medicine from a company call Redwing.

    "Chinese New Year is not a single day as is ours in the west. This year preparations begin on January 17th, a day for prayers and ceremonies. Chinese people will sweep the house (sweeping away bad luck). Sugar Melons, only available for New Years, are one of the special foods enjoyed, along with wheat cakes and tofu soup. On New Year's Eve, January 24th, families get together for the most important meal of the year, a “Reunion Dinner,” a feast of the family’ favorite foods. After dinner, the children receive red envelopes of cash.

    On January 25th, the Spring Festival begins. It is a day of neighborhood greetings that begins with abundant firecrackers (in medieval times this was to ward off demons). There are no specific ceremonies for this day, but it is forbidden to sweep or clean to avoid “sweeping away good luck.” On the 26th a married daughter is to return home with a bag of candies and crackers. These are shared with neighbours and represent thoughts for parents and the parental home.

    The 27th is the “Day of the Rat,” a propitious day for those born under the sign of the rat to marry. The 28th is the Day of the Sheep. In traditional Chinese creation myths, sheep were created on the fourth day. On January 29th, wealth is enticed by eating dumplings. January 30th is the “Day of the Horse”; horses were created on the 6th day. In ancient times a special headdress was worn. Today a porridge made with seven vegetables, Seven Gem Porridge, is eaten. If the weather is fair it portends a positive year.

    February 1 is the “Day of Millet”. Traditionally pets such as birds and fish were released back to the wild to show respect for nature. Today families will visit a farm, or a rural area to appreciate the hard work of farmers and the earth’s environment. February 2nd is set aside to honor the Jade Emperor through traditional ceremonies. Still today in some areas, people will bring flower-scented candles to natural harbors, wells or open spaces to pray to the gods. Before praying one must bathe and fast. If meat is eaten, the animal must be male. February 3, the tenth day of the celebration is the Day of the Rock. Ten (?) has the same pronunciation as rock (?). On the 5th preparations begin for the lantern festival

    February 5th to 8th is the Lantern Festival where people make paper lanterns to fly, some with “riddles” written on them. The best fortune comes when it is a full moon that people can gaze upon in a sky filled with lights.

    To all we wish a wonderful Year of the Rat, with healing, peace, and prosperity."

  • Tim Zahn

    01/26/2020 11:27 PM

    There's an old story about a politician campaigning on an Indian reservation. After each talking point the politician made the Indians would holler "Wahoo". After speaking to the tribe the chief invited the politician over to his teepee. Before they got there the Indian chief grabbed the politician's arm and said "be careful you don't step in that wahoo".
    My humble opinion of the democrats campaigning in Iowa.
    Do they have any Indians there?

  • Kay DeWitt

    01/26/2020 09:14 PM

    You are right when you state that Democrats don't understand fairness because they CANNOT understand it because, as someone once said, "the HEART knows (understands) things the MIND cannot begin to comprehend." ....Need I say more?

  • Gene Blazer

    01/26/2020 08:57 PM

    Thank you Governor for again enlightening us to all the corruption which surrounds us. God Bless you for administering a great service!

  • arturo devitalli

    01/26/2020 08:52 PM

    My 93 year old mind can only absorb so much political BS and I commend you for your excellent and extensive reporting of it all. You are a believable source of what is going on and I trust you above all other conservatives. God Bless You Mike.

  • Amelia Little

    01/26/2020 08:46 PM

    RIP Mr. Lehrer. He's not one I listened to, but by all accounts he was a true journalist. And, I read over his list and don't think msm in particular portrays a single one of the traits of a real journalist.

    Along with draining the swamp, having splc sink into oblivion--to never be replaced by anyone/anything--would do wonders at reclaiming our country. And replacing all the msm with real journalists--that would be helpful!

  • Jerry Korba

    01/26/2020 07:56 PM

    When people like Sanders AOC Miki Moore has influence over a segment of the country's population concern should be applied. The people on the Left do not really understand be careful what you wish for statement really means. If the Left would win the 3 pieces of Government say hello to complete Chaos. Police coming after our weapons would cause killing just like Abortion does, the Nation would become homeless; people who do not own their house will not have money to pay the Mortgage Look at your States with the streets filled with tents; sure Mental Illness Drug Addiction plays a part of this issue people are a paycheck away from joining them because the Left will tax the citizen, till choices will have to be made, food, medication, clothing , housing, insurance, auto and maintenance cost, schooling people living in the basement of parents home make up a large portion of the Left's voting block and the Left keeps telling them it will be OK every thing will be free look at California's streets and side walks look OK? Its OK if like human feces urine needles sticking in the bottom of your shoe rats running over the top of your shoes its OK to be a Lefty just not in America. MAGA


    01/26/2020 07:35 PM

    You feel Mike, that the republicans will vote in favor to drop the impeachment boondoggle? How about the four that are questionable?


  • Floyd A Unger

    01/26/2020 07:29 PM

    More good stuff

  • Joyce Birch

    01/26/2020 06:56 PM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee. Can't wait to hear the President's Attorneys tomorrow on the Impeachment. Also, I read an article from President Reagan's son, Michael. It's also a good article & informational. "The New Rules of Impeachment", on Newsmax.com. Any comment, Governor?