The North Carolina special election

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September 10, 2019

President Trump was in North Carolina Monday for a rally to support 9th Congressional District candidate Dan Bishop in today’s special election against Democrat Dan McCready. 

The political parties and the media are placing a yuuuge amount of importance on this race as an indicator of the possible 2020 election results, which is silly. One district, with its own unique demographics, holding a one-time election a year before the general election carries no predictive power whatsoever. But the economy is going great and there are no major wars and the Mueller report is as deflated as a Macy’s balloon the day after the parade, so the chattering class has to have something to talk about as a harbinger of the end of Trump’s reign of terror at last.

Here is a pretty good background primer on the district, the race, the candidates and why everyone’s making such a big deal over it (this one House race has sparked over $13.8 million in spending between both parties.)

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/09/north-carolina-9th-district-special-election-has-implications-for-2020.html


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This district has been Republican since 1963, but the Democrats think they have a shot at flipping it and are desperate to do so as a “sign” that they can expand their majority in the House next year and retake the Senate and impeach Trump (I assume that’s the plan because other than turning America into Venezuela, it’s all they think about. House Democrats came back from recess and immediately launched a Constitutionally-questionable impeachment investigation, as they continue their hunt for any excuse to undo the election they just can’t get over losing.)

Personally, I don’t think this isolated race a year out portends anything about next year, but it still matters who wins. McCready seems like a good man: he’s a former Marine and an Iraq War vet who says he doesn’t support far-left ideas and he’ll work across the aisle to solve problems, not play partisan political games. In short, he’s exactly the kind of candidate the Dems have been recruiting nationwide to try to appeal to traditional Democratic voters who are repulsed by everything the national Party currently stands for.


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Problem is, I’ve seen this scenario countless times over the years: independent conservative Democrat gets elected on a promise to end the rabid partisanship…then arrives in Congress and is told to fall in line and vote for the current leaders or get no good committee assignments or reelection funds. Their supporters think they’re voting for change, but Party leaders privately laugh at that: they see every Democrat elected as just one more step toward keeping their senior leadership (Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff, Cummings, Waters, etc.) in power, where they can keep doing the most damage possible.

So let me say to Mr. McCready that I respect him greatly, I thank him for his military service, and I admire his attitude toward government. I hope someday he’ll see where his Party is going and join the GOP. But if you live in the 9th District of North Carolina, and you really care about America’s future, then get out and vote for Republican Dan Bishop today.

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  • Carl Smith

    09/12/2019 10:40 PM

    "IF" Common sense was still being used the upcoming election would dwarf anything I will have witnessed in My lifetime. The Problem is the MEDIA is fighting for relevance after being in the tank for the Dims and don't have enough "Common Sense" to understand they are digging their own graves....Journalism died years ago and all we have now is script readers pushing The Communist Rules for Revolution and the Alinsky Rules for Radicals which is the playbook for Community Organizers. Will America wake up and realize that the Left is PLAYING the American People for FOOLS?

  • Dot Whitley

    09/11/2019 02:38 PM

    We must remember that God is in control, so praying to Him is the best thing we can do. Getting the word out about those who will be best for our country is our job, and I know many of us thank you for keeping us informed.
    Dot whitley

  • Michael R Horst

    09/11/2019 11:32 AM

    Thank You Mike for continuing to expose the Democrats for who they truly are. Dan McCready may be a good man with good intentions but he made the mistake of joining the enemy of the United States...the vicious, hateful, racist, lying (did I leave anything out) Democrats. If he quits the Democratic party and comes back over from the darkside to the GOP...I will know that there is hope for him. I personally feel that given the current mindset of the Democrats...none of them should have a political position higher than the municipal dog catcher! As a staunch Republican, follower of Jesus Christ, I intend to do everything in my power to see none of them hold any political office in this country ever again!!!

  • Barry Ligus

    09/11/2019 10:23 AM

    The problem today is that most politicians see themselves as professional politicians. Job retention is the only motivator in loyalties and efforts. Gone is any thought of vocational drive to improve the Nation or the daily lives of their constituents.
    Even when faced with the factual improvements evident in the Nation they continue to obstruct and complain in order to obtain party funding.

  • CLAUDIA GARREN

    09/11/2019 10:20 AM

    "Chattering class" - I like this!

  • Cindy Wallace

    09/10/2019 04:48 PM

    This Democrat has no chance of working with Republicans. How many times can Dems sell this scam and voters will believe it?

  • Geoffrey Njeru Mbaka

    09/10/2019 04:30 PM

    Freedom to choose or freely air one's opinions is what makes America unique globally. shalom.

  • Jerry

    09/10/2019 03:40 PM

    I think Trump will win 2020 will it matter if he doesn't control the House and Senate? It matters in a few ways he has the veto pen to keep away a socialist take over he can still pack the courts with people that will follow the Constitution and the law of the land that's a good defensive play to keep America somewhat American. We need good people that love America in the House and Senate that will vote to Make America Greater we will turn potential into reality when the right people start working with our President otherwise all the money used to campaign will be just a waste of resources, time that can be used to clean up our cities every day crap is on our streets is another day of decay. Thats what the socialists goals are just like People who buy business sell it off piece by piece and leave what's left to rust rot and abandoned what did Romney do to make his money? Check him out,

  • Robert McFate

    09/10/2019 02:37 PM

    If the DemonRATs happen to win the will crow to high heaven, if they lose they will say no big deal!

  • Giovanni Catanese

    09/10/2019 02:34 PM

    Fully agree on your commentary. On a side note, please keep telling the president to keep his promises and to continue to follow his plan for America! Also, he needs to get rid of all "traitors" within his administration that "row" against the current of making America great again". In addition, President Trump must find a way to fully revoke Obamacare and reform the IRS as promised. I'm aware that the Dems and even many in the GOP are against the president, but he needs to continuously speak directly to the American People of the need to reform these areas, along with immigration, if he want a change at being re-elected. Against him, Mr. Trump also has a relentless MSM that acts as a de facto propaganda arm of the liberals, so his only avenue is to speak directly to the People. As indicated on previous comments on this page, the president should consider abolishing the WH Press office because every daily briefing becomes an opportunity to attack the president even more. You, keep the fight going--thanks!

  • rodney burke

    09/10/2019 01:56 PM

    really shows how out of touch with the world the libs are. One district? Really will sink DT? Sadly you are right about the "party" they cannot handle NON conformity. Dems should know that who are "not part of the club". Phil Gramm saw it and he was VERY vocal about it. Unfortunately that was 30 years ago if I remember fight. When I hear about "diversity" from a lib, I grunt in disgust. They don't know what diversity is. Communists are conformists. That is the party we are facing. Time to recognize it and call them out for who they are.
    "

  • Robbie Mize

    09/10/2019 01:07 PM

    That is exactly what they do. Anyone who thinks they will be able to "buck the trend" in the far left agenda, well, they are are a tad delusional. I hope my N.C. folks will see the light and vote for Dan Bishop!

  • Mary Paice

    09/10/2019 12:17 PM

    Hi,

    The electors in North Carolina need to watch for illegal
    votes. Like in the 2018 election, the votes were counted
    and the republican candidates wins.
    The next day enough democrat votes are ‘found’ to
    throw the election.

    Mary Paice

  • Sharon K. Behlen

    09/10/2019 11:45 AM

    Mr. Huckabee,

    I so enjoy your email comments here! You are witty and right-on!!! More power to you!

  • Oscar Williams

    09/10/2019 11:43 AM

    Didn't Obama say and promise something about being "a man for all people" too?

  • NANCY TEEL

    09/10/2019 11:35 AM

    WE SAW THAT HAPPEN BACK IN THE EARLY 90'S WHEN JON KYL RAN FOR SENATE FROM AZ. HE PROMISED HE'D DO **** AND **** IF WE'D SEND HIM TO D.C. SO WE DID. THEN HE VOTED 180 DEGREES OFF WHAT HE'D PROMISED. TO HIS CREDIT, WHEN I WROTE HIM A LETTER ASKING WHY, HE ANSWERED, NOT WITH A 'FORM' LETTER.........BUT A THOUGHTFUL RESPONSE, SAYING WHEN HE HAD THE DETAILS OF THESE 2 SPECIFIC BILLS EXPLAINED TO HIM (CODE FOR 'DO IT OUR WAY OR YOUR TOAST') HE HAD TO CHANGE HIS MIND. I LIKED KYL, BUT HE WAS/IS NO DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER POL.

  • Gary N Drummond

    09/10/2019 11:16 AM

    Well said, Governor!

  • Rosemarie Campanile

    09/10/2019 11:16 AM

    Exactly what is the job of the democrats? Seems like all they talk about is Impeachment. Can you tell me what President Trump did to get Impeached?

    I don't get it. Are they all getting paid just to complain about the President? What are they doing for America?
    Rosemarie

  • Teresa Hall

    09/10/2019 11:13 AM

    I hope the majority of disgruntled dems will use their brains and realize this is an act. The leftist views are still the ones the Democrats intend on achieving and no matter what one dem promises, those promises will not see fruition should he be elected. I pray the disgruntled dem voters have already decided to vote for Republican candidate and vote for Trump in 2020. Praying for an eye opening revelation for these NC voters.