May 10, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
Happy Mother’s Day weekend, everyone! Even if you can’t visit your mom, you can call her on the phone, tell her you love her, and remind her that a great way to feel as if you’re all together is for the whole family to watch “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! My guests will include comedian/talk show host Dave Rubin, who will explains why liberals have become so intolerant. On that theme, Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones will tell us about the vicious backlash he endured just for being a black Democrat who supports Trump. ABC medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton will have tips on things we can do on our own to stay healthy. Pastor Robby Gallaty will share his stunning and truly miraculous life story. We’ll also share lots of laughs with comic/impressionist Scott Wood, and cap it off with a classic tune from country music superstar, Crystal Gayle.
All that and more is ahead, tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, only on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests. It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
The left hasn’t been having a great week in their branch of last resort, the courts. Several court rulings have turned back unconstitutional power grabs in the name of fighting the coronavirus. (Dallas hair stylist Shelley Luther was not only released from jail by the Texas Supreme Court, she went straight back to work, and Sen. Ted Cruz visited her salon for his first haircut in months. Sarah Palin also dropped by to show support.)
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the convictions of two aides to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal. Christie blamed the long legal fight on a political crusade by the Obama Justice Department to try to derail his presidential campaign. Gee, where have I heard that before?...
The SCOTUS also struck down a ruling by the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The case involved a California woman charged with making false promises to illegal immigrants that for a fee, she could get them work permits that could lead to resident status, even though they weren’t eligible. The 9th Circuit Court pushed judicial activism to a new level by making an argument that even her attorneys didn’t make and using it to strike down the federal immigration law she violated as unconstitutional.
In its ruling, the SCOTUS said, “The Ninth Circuit’s radical transformation of this case goes well beyond the pale…courts are essentially passive instruments of government. They 'do not, or should not, sally forth each day looking for wrongs to right. [They] wait for cases to come to [them], and when [cases arise, courts] normally decide only questions presented by the parties.'” In other words, they don’t practice activism by inventing arguments unrelated to the case in order to rewrite the law.
Now, brace yourself: not only was that opinion unanimous, but the ruling I just quoted was written by…are you sitting down?...Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg! That’s right: the icon of every liberal in the America, the woman whose face is on their T-shirts and key chains, the only person whose health and long life they actually pray for, just wrote a SCOTUS ruling blasting liberal judicial activism.
The virus panic-mongers may be right: we really are living in a whole new world!
I sincerely hope that all the Democrats who shouted “Believe all women” and “Impeach Brett Kavanaugh” don’t get whiplash reversing themselves to defend Joe Biden. The latest is Elizabeth Warren, who demanded that Mike Bloomberg release all his former female employees from their nondisclosure agreements, but who doesn’t think Biden’s Senate personnel records are anybody’s business, thankyouverymuch!
But there’s something very important to bear in mind: while this accusation is unlikely ever to be determined definitively, there are many, many other reasons never to make Joe Biden President. We’ve already listed quite a few, but there’s always room for a few more. For instance, if feminists are willing to overlook sexual assault allegations (nothing new, they did it for Bill Clinton already), then how about the fact that Biden even voted against creating the Senate office that handles sexual harassment complaints?
Or that his baffling claims and phony narratives long predate any concerns about age-related mental issues?
You might have been hearing the term "Karen" a lot lately and wondering what it means. It's shorthand for those people who actually call the snitch lines to report that they saw someone jogging in an empty park without a face mask. Those Gladys Kravitz-style busybodies who call the cops and take to social media to rail about anyone who violates a guideline. Like Barney Fife when he gives Gomer a lecture and five tickets for jaywalking on a street that three cars a day drive down. This article has a good explanation of the "Karen" phenomenon and why it's very important that we all resist it if we don't want our society to break down.
PLUGGING OUR TEAM
We’ve been getting a lot of new subscribers lately (Thanks! Tell your friends!), so we wanted to show you newbies something you haven’t seen. In case you’re surprised by this week’s revelations about Mike Flynn, you should know that we’ve been ahead of this for so long that “Huckabee” writer (and also award-winning retro jazz singer) Laura Ainsworth even set it to music way back last July.
Check out her Don McLean parody, “American Spies,” and see how much we knew was coming all those months ago. You can also learn more about Laura and find her serious music here: http://www.lauraainsworth.com.
OBAMA V. TRUMP
A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that by 52-38%, Americans think that Obama would have handled the pandemic better than Trump.
So why do people think Trump has done such a bad job when the initial predictions of 2.2 million Americans dead and widespread shortages of ventilators and ICU beds never came to pass, and when even Democratic Governors have praised his quick and effective actions?
I would argue that this is largely because Obama didn’t have the media attacking, questioning, mocking and twisting every word he said and everything he did when he was dealing with the pandemics that did strike during his Administration. In fact, he didn’t act all that swiftly or decisively in dealing with threats like H1N1 (swine flu). And Trump was right: Obama’s Administration did seriously deplete the stockpile of N95 facemasks in dealing with H1N1, zika virus and other emergencies and made no serious effort to replenish them, leaving Trump to deal with the initial shortage. You know that’s undeniable when even USA Today has to admit Trump was right.
That same media bias is being cited to explain the rising poll numbers for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, despite New York’s high infection and death rates, and as Ben Shapiro put it, Cuomo handling it “nearly as badly as humanly possible”...while Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantos is suffering falling poll numbers after being blasted for refusing to totally shut down his state. But Florida has about 3 million more people than New York, yet has suffered about 1/10th as many confirmed COVID-19 cases and about 1/13th as many deaths.
But as always, to many media outlets, all that matters is the anti-Trump narrative, not the truth. For instance, let's turn to this weekend's fake news.
Our esteemed journalistic class will apparently run with any story that makes the Trump Administration look bad, even if it’s fake. And now we can say, “Even if it’s fake and the source was a notoriously Trump-hating late night ‘comedian.’”
For the record: No, Vice President Pence did NOT deliver empty boxes instead of personal protective equipment to a health care center. But Jimmy Kimmel tweeted a deceptively-edited video implying that he did. And instead of questioning that source, a number of media figures, including NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, credulously retweeted it complete with haughty condemnations. CNN’s April Ryan even used the occasion to attack Pence’s Christianity, while herself misquoting the Bible. Exodus 20:16 actually reads, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,” which, ironically, is precisely what Ryan was doing.
Kimmel issued one of those non-apology apologies, the kind that insinuates that the person he lied about is really the liar. But I don’t really expect any better from him. He’s a comedian with a very partisan political agenda. The real problem is all those self-proclaimed professional “journalists” who would believe and circulate a phony video from a leftist comedian as if it were news from a reliable source.
Or maybe, as one Twitter commenter put it so well, they watch Jimmy Kimmel, so they just didn’t recognize a joke when they saw one.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
Proverbs 6:20 (KJV)