Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- “Progressivism” In Action!
- My Show Monologue
- Our Intellectual Superiors
- "Huckabee" Preview
- Good Political News (Yes, it happens)
- Words Of Encouragement
- Re-posting Because It Is So Good
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
“Progressivism” In Action!
By Mike Huckabee
Read this jaw-dropping story about all the hours wasted at a meeting of the San Francisco School Board arguing over the bean-counting of identity groups before they rejected the only volunteer to fill an empty position because, even though he’s gay and has mixed-race kids, he’s white.
Yes, this is the same school board that recently voted to change all the historic names of schools based partly on misinformation from the Internet, at great expense despite a shortage of school funds, and all while they still haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to reopen their schools.
For another hilarious example of cockeyed leftist priorities, have you heard about professional anti-gun activist David Hogg’s plan to put MyPillow out of business by starting a politically correct "progressive" pillow company?
Even though he knows nothing about business, or pillows, or even how to find someone to make pillows for him, he’s sure this will be a rousing success since he’s already appointed an anti-gun/LGBTQ rights activist to his fantasy pillow company’s “activist advisory board.” If you want a thriving business, that's the first thing you need.
(Bonus: The Washington Post actually ran a story promoting this hilarious non-story, but they wanted to include the company’s logo, so Hogg took to the Internet to beg for a designer who could scribble out a logo in two hours for $200. Man, this sounds like a great investment opportunity.)
These sterling examples of how badly leftists run anything other than their mouths are not isolated instances, just because they involve one or a handful of bumbling amateurs. Getting hundreds of professional “progressive” politicians together to run an entire state doesn’t make things any more efficient, it just lifts the caliber of disaster to an even grander scale.
Even liberals such as Ezra Klein in the New York Times are starting to squirm over how California, which should be the shining example to all Americans of how great 100% “progressive” governance is, instead is a basket case with a growing movement to recall the Governor. Like Venezuela, California has great weather, abundant resources and beautiful beaches, yet people are fleeing both, and for the same reason.
Despite some of the highest tax rates in the US, the simplest duties of a state seem to be beyond the competence of California’s leaders, from distributing the COVID vaccine to building a train line. I would add “keeping the streets safe,” but their leftist politicians and D.A.’s seem to be actively working against that.
(Since the NY Times requires a paid subscription, that link is to an excerpt at Instapundit that gives you the gist.)
This is why I keep saying that before the federal government imposes a lot of “progressive” policies on the rest of the country that’s doing fine without them, I’d like them to point to one place – just one – where longterm rule by far-left Democrats hasn’t resulted in a filthy, crime-ridden, economically-depressed, rat-infested, over-taxed hellhole that people are fleeing from.
My Show Monologue
By Mike Huckabee
We get viewer questions and comments each week in our [email protected] mailbox and there’s one popping up a lot lately: Should conservatives and Trump voters pull out of the Republican Party and form a 3rd party? I say absolutely not! Why would those in the overwhelming majority be the ones to leave? The never-Trumpers in the GOP are a very small minority—mostly DC swamp rats who hate Trump because President Trump disrupted the business as usual flow of the Beltway. The loss of prestige, power, and prosperity to those who have gotten rich and powerful by snubbing middle class working families in favor of globalist multi-national corporate titans is the basis of the intense hatred of all things affiliated with President Trump. But why would those in the majority walk away from the party and its infrastructure to leave it in the hands of a selfish and self-righteous super minority who miss the days when they made big money by pretending to be conservative when in fact they were and are nothing more than political parasites?
The notion of creating a 3rd party is nonsense. It’s a recipe for disaster. The parties are, like it or not, the track upon which the political train runs. Take away the track, and there is a guaranteed derailment. So, if the Liz Cheneys, Mitt Romneys, and Lisa Murkowski’s and the so-called Lincoln Project leaders want a split in the party, I would tell them what my pastor has said about people getting mad and leaving the church, “Don’t let the door hit you where the Good Lord split you!”
The principles of the current Republican Party are putting America First, building back our economy by energy independence, standing up to China’s bullying, re-aligning relationships in the Middle East, getting out of endless wars, standing strong for the sanctity of human life, religious liberty, cutting high taxes so working people keep more of what they worked for, ending big-government regulation that strangles small businesses, and securing our borders and insisting on immigration being legal. Those are principles that are embraced by Republicans and Independents and some Democrats who are sick of being looked down on by elitist snobs. We don’t embrace socialism nor a nanny-state. If a small, but loud group of self-serving Republicans don’t want to be part of that party, let THEM leave and form their own party. We should stay, build upon the movement, and keep electing like-minded conservatives by inviting the dis-affected and political underclass to join with us.
The launch of a new or 3rd party makes no sense for those of us in the majority of an existing party. If there are 100 people in a restaurant and 99 are not smoking in a no-smoking space, it’s easier to simply tell the one smoker to step outside than to disrupt the dining experience of the 99.
This is no time for pro-life, pro-free enterprise, pro-liberty people to leave a party. It’s time to recruit more people, organize better and win future elections and take control of the political process. And to those who want to return us to being the silent majority who shuts up and follows blindly off the cliff, we let them know WE are staying put and in the words of my pastor, “Don’t let the door hit you where the Good Lord split you!”
Our Intellectual Superiors
By Mike Huckabee
One of the more irritating features of our liberal media elites is their combination of ignorance and arrogance. That was on embarrassing display when NBC’s Andrea Mitchell tried to correct Sen. Ted Cruz’s description of the “impeachment” trial by quoting Shakespeare, that it was “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” She condescendingly tweeted, “No, that’s Faulkner.”
No, it’s Shakespeare, from "Macbeth," as many gleeful people rushed to inform her. She admitted the error, but not the arrogance behind it.
Still, just for future reference, here is more of that quote, and I think it’s even more apt for this situation:
“It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
By Mike Huckabee
Snuggle up with your sweetie on this Valentine’s weekend and stay warm with a brand new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! Scheduled guests (weather permitting!) include civil rights hero Clarence Henderson and North Carolina Senate candidate Mark Walker. Actor Nick Searcy will give us a sneak peek at his great new movie, “The Man from Nowhere.” NFL legend Jason Brown will tell us about the surprise twist God brought to his life. Mentalist Max Maven will astound you, as will the supernaturally goofy news stories of “In Case You Missed It.” We’ll top it all off with the fantastic vocal harmonies of Rockland Road.
It’s our Valentine gift to you, unwrapping at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
Good Political News (Yes, It Happens)
By Mike Huckabee
This week, a federal judge permanently blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on indoor worship services that the Supreme Court put under a temporary injunction last year.
A Michigan judge threw out charges against six hair stylists who cut hair in front of the state Capitol to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian business shutdown policies.
And a federal judge in Texas extended his stay on President Biden’s executive order to halt all deportations of illegal aliens.
You can tell things have really changed when all of the good political news is coming from judicial rulings!
Words Of Encouragement
By Mike Huckabee
Donald Trump Jr. offered some words of encouragement this week to Trump supporters that “our amazing movement” of the people against the establishment and the elite is “not done yet.” He said he knows we’re up against a lot, but his dad is “still going to keep going.” He also had some comments about media double standards on “fact-checking” and Biden’s “China first, America last” policies.
Note also the quote from Trump campaign advisor Jody Miller that Trump “would be involved in the 2022 midterms with the immediate focus being to help Republicans win back both chambers of Congress.”
So for all the “I’ll form a third party/I’ll vote Democrat/I just won’t vote” commenters still angry over Trump’s loss, please note that if you really support Trump, what he wants you to do is get to work electing Republican majorities to the House and Senate in 2022. Keeping the Dems in power won’t help Trump, it won’t help you, and it sure as heck won’t help America.
Re-posting Because It Is So Good
By Mike Huckabee
The satirical site The Babylon Bee presents a way for Mike Lindell of MyPillow to get back in the left’s good graces…
America The Beautiful
God's creation is all around us.