Don’t look now – seriously, the media really don’t want you to look – but Finland, the “Democratic” Socialists’ most favored nation, their example of the country America should emulate, just saw its government collapse and its Prime Minister and Cabinet resign due to the unsustainable costs of universal health care.  This happened last week.  Did you hear about it in the news?  Didn’t think so.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/03/finland-government-collapses-over-universal-health-care-costs-bernie2020-hardest-hit/

This comes less than a year after Finland killed its experiment with a “universal basic income,” replacing it with mandatory job training and work requirements for people on government benefits.


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There’s more at the link, along with a few ironic tweets from Bernie Sanders, lavishing praise on Finland.  In one, he demands, “If Finland can provide everyone with health care, send everyone to college for free and provide affordable child care, why can’t the US?”

Well, Finland can’t.  Neither can you, Bernie. 

Incidentally, I just checked Bernie’s two Twitter feeds, for Senator and Presidential candidate.  As expected, there was a lot of ranting against billionaires and millionaires (he is one of the latter, by the way, and somehow became one while he was a socialist “public servant,” as so many socialist public servants do), and about completing his mission to transform America with a lot of big government handout programs. 

But strangely, not a word about the collapse of the government of Finland due to the exact policies he’s espousing.  In fact, I scrolled all the way back to last week, and the word “Finland” never appeared – even though that’s obviously what he wants to transform America into.  But at least he can take solace in knowing that with people like him in Congress, he’s already made a lot of headway in turning the US into a place where the cost of government is unsustainable.     

 


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One of the more annoying rituals of the campaign season is when some liberal musician demands that Republicans stop playing their music at campaign rallies.  I’ve had to deal with this in the past.  It’s usually just a cheap way for the musicians to virtue signal to their liberal music industry pals, since they know that if the venue has an ASCAP license, candidates can play anything they want. 

Still, I have to admit it’s kind of fun to see the shoe placed on the other foot for once: Dolly Parton is demanding that Elizabeth Warren stop playing her song “9 to 5” at campaign rallies.  Welcome to the club, Liz!

https://www.westernjournal.com/dolly-parton-goes-elizabeth-warren-unauthorized-use-music-warren-campaign-silent/

To be fair, Dolly has a lot more grounds for complaint than most of these musicians do.  Warren isn’t just playing her song for the crowd, it’s being used as a virtual theme song for her class warfare politics to try to appeal to working class voters.  Dolly is famously apolitical and considers political grandstanding to be career suicide.  She’s made it well known that she takes no public political stands that might alienate half her fan base.  By using her song for a blatantly political purpose, Warren might be giving Dolly’s fans the impression that she endorses Warren’s platform, and that could bleed into the legal area of false advertising. 

If Sen. Warren wants a replacement campaign song that’s more appropriate, and whose composer is dead and can’t complain, there’s always Irving Berlin’s “I’m An Indian, Too.”


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Conservatives have been complaining for a long time about the social media giants censoring their posts and banning them for vague, subjective reasons.  But it’s not just bloggers and pundits: after the latest Facebook “algorithm” change (to an algorithm that must’ve been created by Al Gore himself), President Trump’s official Facebook page saw a 45% decline in engagements, even though there has been no drop-off in the number of posts (even some of his supporters might wish there were fewer posts, but there aren’t: Facebook just isn’t showing them to people.)

https://www.westernjournal.com/facebook-just-hid-donald-trumps-posts-half-audience/

Democrats who secretly delight in this unfair advantage of partisan social media censorship should remember that if they can do it to us, they can do it to them.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren just learned that for herself.  She’s been campaigning on the need to break up the social media giants as monopolies.  Guess what?  It appears that Facebook’s pesky “algorithm” has been taking down her ads about breaking up Facebook, too.  

https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1105256905058979841

It would be an interesting development indeed (and very scary to the Silicon Valley limousine leftists) if liberals rediscovered their long-dormant respect for freedom of speech after having their own speech rights infringed, and this became an issue with bipartisan support. 

 

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The attorney for Covington, Kentucky, Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann, who was defamed by the media as a MAGA cap-wearing bigot, is already suing the Washington Post for $250 million.  Now, he’s suing CNN for the same amount. 

The question is, what will CNN be like once it’s owned by a 17-year-old Catholic school boy?  Answer: “Much improved.”  Just like the Washington Post. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/covington-teens-lawyer-drops-hammer-cnn-lining-lawsuit-even-bigger-wapo-suit/


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As I say on “Huckabee” on TBN, “We read the news so you won’t have to.”  Well, my thanks to the Washington Post fact checker for correcting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so I won’t have to.  Seriously, there’s only so much gobbledygook one person can keep up with.

https://freebeacon.com/politics/wapo-gives-ocasio-cortez-three-pinocchios-for-misleading-claims-about-trump-opioid-crisis/

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President Trump issued an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes.  Now counting down to Congressional Democrats insisting that plane crashes aren’t really an emergency.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ap-trump-us-grounding-boeing-737-max-8-9-after-ethiopia-crash/

 

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Warning to all “Social Justice Warriors” (even those masquerading as tax-exempt, nonpartisan groups): if you harshly judge everyone else for things they said in the past by your constantly-changing current standards of political correctness, then it’s best to remember that you were alive in the past, too.  And thanks to the Internet, the “permanent record” is now reality.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/12/angelo-carusone-rules-dont-apply/

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AND FROM LAURA AINSWORTH:

On Monday, Gov. Huckabee offered a link to a YouTube video hosted by a conservative who calls himself “Mr. Reagan” and titled “The Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” The Governor neither endorsed it nor condemned it, just cited it as something interesting. I had long assumed there had to be some sort of brains behind AOC, as she didn’t seem to have any inside her head. After watching his video a few times, I have to say that his theory is entirely plausible and worth exploring.


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Just how does a 29-year-old bartender become the Democratic nominee for Congress from such a densely populated district as hers (the 14th) in New York? We know it had to be because of an organized and very aggressive strategy by “progressive” (as in, radical socialist) Democrats. “Mr. Reagan” asserts that AOC was recruited to run by a group called the Justice Democrats, which he says has a plan to find the “faces” of the new Progressive movement and run them for office around the country, with the ultimate goal of taking over Congress. He believes that AOC is, essentially, an actress, reciting their talking points.

At this writing, the video has racked up over 800,000 views in just 3 days, and I hope it gets millions more. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a must-see. Watch it if you haven’t –- it’s a little over 23 minutes long –- and then we’ll continue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU

In my view, there is nothing crazy about what “Mr. Reagan” is saying. In fact, his theory makes perfect sense to me and would explain a lot. The only way he undercuts his argument is by using the word “actress” to describe AOC and the others run by Justice Democrats.

As far as I know, AOC has never worked as an actress per se. She did not study acting, has not appeared in scripted plays or films, does not have a theatrical agent, is not a member of Actors Equity, and does not go on the usual casting calls. Living in New York City, if she really were an actress, she would have been doing these things. (Come to think of it, though, she might also have been bartending.) So if this theory is correct, I would rather call her a “proxy,” a “front,” a “figurehead,” maybe even a new kind of Manchurian candidate –- the kind that doesn’t require brainwashing (which I imagine in her case could be done with a Q-tip) because what brain she’s got has already been washed. She has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University; I believe her major was something like international relations and her minor, we’re told, was in economics. (I would love to see her transcripts. If she made A’s in economics, that school is not the place to study economics.)

So, it’s not as if the Justice Democrats enlisted a talent agent, looked at head shots, set up a casting call, and literally signed contracts with real actors and actresses to play progressive politicians. Rather, it appears that they aggressively sought out young leftists who would appeal to very young and millennial voters. This was a “special” kind of casting call, arranged by political operatives rather than movie directors. With AOC, who apparently was brought to the call by her brother, they hit the jackpot, and she quickly became a star. As you saw in the video, the leader of JD, Alexandra Rojas, freely admits that in 2016, they looked at 10,000 potential candidates and found her. They organized her entire campaign for her.


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Trying to get inside their heads, I assume they were –- and are –- looking for energetic young people, preferably of color. Older folks and white people (especially male) need not apply, unless there’s something so irresistibly cool about them (androgyny?) that it makes up for those severe shortcomings. They want good-looking people with fresh faces, eyes spaced wide apart, even features and big, gleaming teeth. They want a variety of ethnicities. They will style these young socialists in hip, expensive designer clothes. In others words, they want people who look like they could appear in a Benetton ad.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/68/15/23/681523fa231e23b3402bdd3cbf3f160d.jpg

 

Now, here’s a picture of one of the other people “Mr. Reagan” says was “cast” to run in her primary. This is freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley (great name!) of Massachusetts, who just turned 45; it’s a good thing for her political career that she looks great for her age. She recently made news by endorsing the brilliant idea of lowering the voting age in federal elections from 18 to 16. 

https://cdn-news.wgbh.org/s3fs-public/styles/post_16x9/public/ap_headshot_websize.jpg?itok=g3ziV0Cl

So this appears to be the new strategy for old-time radical leftism: put a fresh face on it!

AOC does a fairly good job of parroting their talking points, although when she attempts to go off-script and put things into her own words, she tends to get them wrong or turned around.  She did a great job reading scripted questions at the Michael Cohen hearing, though.  She looks good and speaks with conviction, and those are the two most important things.

Her campaign manager and now chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, has been in the news lately over serious accusations of mishandling over $1 million in campaign donations. After cutting his teeth on the Bernie Sanders campaign, he appears to be behind AOC’s messaging. Others from the Bernie campaign –- social media experts and radical Saul Alinsky-style organizers –- came on board as well. As “Mr. Reagan” shows through video clips, the Justice Democrats have been very open about finding new, more electable people –- people who fit their “brand” –- to challenge Democratic incumbents, win in their Dem-majority districts and, in the long run, TAKE OVER Congress. What’s after that? “Mr. Reagan” thinks it’s the Presidency.

This kind of thing wouldn’t work unless there were a lot of people who didn’t know beans about history or economics or ANYTHING but who won’t let that stop them from voting. It’s important to them to elect the first twentysomething female Puerto Rican, or the first hijab-wearing female Somali, or the first (fill in the blank). If these candidates look hip, hate Trump, think abortion and even infanticide is great, want to legalize pot, and promise to provide everything for free, they’re in.

I do think this started in earnest with the election of Barack Obama in 2008. Here was someone with huge star power, a dazzling smile and a fine speaking voice who represented an opportunity to elect the first black President. He himself was a community organizer, and the path was quickly cleared for him. But even that wasn’t a first; for example, John Kennedy had the advantage because he was much more appealing than Nixon. There was even a movie called “The Candidate,” in which the people elected a neophyte who looked exactly like Robert Redford.

Incidentally, this is one more reason why I still think Michelle Obama will announce she’s running and will win the nomination. There’s nobody running with her degree of star power, and that’s what they need for the general election. She fits the “brand” and the media love her. Personally, I don’t care if a candidate looks like Mr. or Ms. Potato Head if that person is going to be a good leader, keep our nation strong and defend the Constitution, but that’s just me.

The best way to counteract this strategy, if it's what they’re doing, is to expose it, so pass “Mr. Reagan” around! I really am worried that, thanks to our education system, there are just too many uninformed voters who think “socialism” has something to do with social media and getting stuff for free. To get an idea of their level of discourse, you might check out the following video, a running commentary on “Mr. Reagan’s” presentation. I warn you –- in fact, I REALLY hesitated to link to it at all –- because the language is just relentlessly filthy. (I turned it off at the 9:00 mark.) But this person, with his lame attempt to refute the theory, is “Exhibit A,” making the case that some people are so wretchedly stupid, a scheme to woo the electorate with pretty faces might actually work. If you do have a functioning brain, that realization will scare the wits out of you.

failed actor EXPOSES AOC conspiracy

 

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  • Amelia Little

    08/11/2019 05:33 PM

    I remember reading about ocasio being picked by the justice democrats, and there was another "justice/democrat" group. I truly believe she gets her ideas from a script given to her. And that, when that script isn't in front of her, when she is being interviewed and the questions go off script, when she has to answer on her own--she flubs it big time. I wonder how often the group holding her puppet strings get after her for how stupid she sounds in those instances. For someone who allegedly graduated with a degree in economics, she is more clueless than a 6 y/o learning about money. I think her taking on foreign policies and economics at the same time must have prevented her from getting much of an education in either field. Or, the college she attended has poor curriculum for these 2.

  • Edward Vanover

    03/20/2019 08:07 PM

    Should the Democrats in Congress NOT want to go along with the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes groundings by President Trump, I'm rather certain that if he issued orders that the ONLY planes available for Congressional junkets would be those two they'd jump to the other side of the fence in a hearbeat.

  • Rex Johnson

    03/14/2019 04:41 PM

    I am watching my country fall down all around me! We have had corruption in our government for over 50 years and it just gets worse. They are so entrenched now, that they don't even have to hide their evils or pretend they are good. The left owns our politicians, courts, news media, and educational institutions. We have sanctuary states, open borders, floods of invaders, massive trillions of federal debt, bankrupt cities and states, ... the list is endless! I do not think that the US will recover; I think it is already doomed. I weep for my children and grandchildren who will suffer the most in this shithole.

  • Jerry Korba

    03/14/2019 10:07 AM

    Another very good edition thanks I am reassured that the people around the country dislike the damaging simple message the left trows out every day how anti America they truly are. After 8 years of the Obama years we are in rebuilding America after all the Damage that administration had done. Today like an earthquake we have aftershock of those 8 miserable years. The stupidity is all around us bombarding us everyday; a new candidate arrives each week with new and old ways to bring America to the level of the rest of the world. Like all the disease as children we were vaccinated to fight the disease the plague that is here now is the anti American sediment the left is doing the kids were never vaccinated against it they are being exposed to a disease that will cripple them within 10 to 15 years by the time they figure it out it will be to late. The country will look like the streets of LA human waste, rats, scraps, garbage, people living as they were in the stone age only using killing drugs to get them thru the day very ugly picture yes indeed its here now and the media will not cover it we might as well be in North Korea instead of news of Cohen Manafort and the new flavor of the week lets show the effects of the Lefts leadership show the remnants of the Obama Administration and what it has done. That alone should terrify each and everyone to become a conservative or a least a caring Human being Socialism can kill within 10 to 15 years that's all I may have left younger people please take note you may have kids that will experience this horrible condition vaccinate against it.

  • Patricia Cunningham

    03/14/2019 08:55 AM

    Thank you and Bless you for an answer to prayer and my last comment! I wanted you to see this video and write about it, and you did! Your Newsletter was wonderful ! A voice of reason is so refreshing! This made so much sense to me when l saw it! She has not been an actress but l imagine a few acting lessons were thrown in along with all the other prompting and forming of their newest star! When she goes off script she shows her true self and it is pretty pathetic! ( Loved the Q Tip brain Washing!). Your Newsletter expounded was so much more than l had even hoped for, you are a Treasure????????

  • Michael Kimberly

    03/14/2019 05:50 AM

    Hello,
    I just read a Fox News article on the assassination of the Gambino Family Organized Crime Boss. Can you tell me just how many elected Democrats and appointed NY Justice Department leaders it takes to protect organized crime members from prosecution? It sure looks as though everybody knew who this person was, how this person became wealthy, who his friends and enemies are, and they knew exactly where he lived.

  • Verlyn Steinbach

    03/13/2019 11:20 PM

    I agree. CNN will be much improved when run by a Catholic school boy. LOL

  • Pauline Lange

    03/13/2019 09:56 PM

    Thank you for the site to Mr. Reagans commentary. It was brilliant and definitely makes a lot of sense. Considering that AOC could not possibly have researched and studied the many speeches she has given. It is indoctrination and brainwashing by people who have a very anti American and Anti liberty stance. They really are frightening and America must wake up and stop this infiltration of Socialists and Communists who have tried over and over again to control the world through violence and hatred.

  • Douglas Morgan

    03/13/2019 09:25 PM

    In reference to your comment about Facebook using an algorithm that was developed by Al Gore! DUH! They do use the "Al-
    gore-ithm"!!

  • Aline Oary

    03/13/2019 08:31 PM

    This is a little off topic but U should know. Central Valley of California, which feeds half of the United States is subsiding (sinking) at 2 inches per month. The canals carrying water to LA are cracking every 400 to 500 feet. Some bridges have already sunk to water level. The area is approximately between I-5 and 99. There is no watchdog gov't. agency in Ca., or USA looking into this. The area stretches from Redding to LA. That is why they cannot build the fast rail. The land is sinking too fast. Now You know the truth. The Demonrats want to move peope into tenements and off that sinking land. No way to fix it except let the land return to desert. You might want to clue in the President on this. Also, there was no climate change that caused the wildfires. That was satellite lazer caused. Just so U know! Thanks. Aline. I watch U onTBN.

  • Vicky Thomas

    03/13/2019 08:27 PM

    My facebook has been down all day, and after reading about the algorithms, I wonder if theyve changed who sees little old me...

  • Elaine Liming

    03/13/2019 08:27 PM

    Love your newsletters and the added information you give. For your information AOC graduated from Boston University but to natives in Mass. State this institution is called PU.

  • Vicky Thomas

    03/13/2019 08:27 PM

    My facebook has been down all day, and after reading about the algorithms, I wonder if theyve changed who sees little old me...

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    03/13/2019 07:33 PM

    I worked for OPM for 28 years and I did many budgets. The government needs to drop “spend every penny we gave you or you will get less next year” and give incentatives to save. They don’t need more for golf courses or dorm furniture just because you have some money left.

    VA needs to be changed. I got my husband out of that system. Foreign doctors that don’t care and workers always have lots of time to talk to each other. I say let military go to good doctors and close VAs that are costly and poorly run. If they stay open, get former military to be the “Secret shopper” and get the truth told.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    03/13/2019 07:32 PM

    I worked for OPM for 28 years and I did many budgets. The government needs to drop “spend every penny we gave you or you will get less next year” and give incentatives to save. They don’t need more for golf courses or dorm furniture just because you have some money left.

    VA needs to be changed. I got my husband out of that system. Foreign doctors that don’t care and workers always have lots of time to talk to each other. I say let military go to good doctors and close VAs that are costly and poorly run. If they stay open, get former military to be the “Secret shopper” and get the truth told.

  • Cindy Pesente

    03/13/2019 07:29 PM

    I wish to be anonymous thank you. (The song suggestion made me laugh so hard.)
    But I am writing to mention that I believe the time changes began so the children at the bus stops would be safer in daylight. I do not known if this is a concern now but is it being considered in the lawmakers decisions?

  • Janet Langenbahn

    03/13/2019 06:43 PM

    Politics gets SO COMPLICATED, BUT you keep me hopeful. You and Ben Carson were my choices for President, but evil and corruption had to be fought from within. You have helped me grow in my faith. FAMILY (MARRIAGE & Jesus Christ) are my basic values. Thank you for all you do for our country and to keep us i formed. God can do the impossible, and I keep praying for what IS RIGHT to overcome evil.
    You were ALWAYS NO. 1 WITH ME, AND I HAVE TRUSTED WHAT AND WHO YOU SUPPORT.

  • Renata E. Melone

    03/13/2019 06:26 PM

    Seems to me the Devil is working double-overtime on all the young people and the Democrats! I'm of the age where they will want to give me something to die so they don't have to worry about people my age (high 80's). We are next on the list of infanticizing! It's a shame that wonderful people who claim to be a Democrat have to look at all this garbage and wonder what has happened to their party! The other side of that is - there are a lot of them who no longer have a computer, or never had one, and all they listen to is the mainstream media! Those are the people I am concerned for - they have no idea what is actually going on, are of an age where they are confused as to whom they should believe! The only thing that keeps me going is that I believe God is still in charge and that we Conservatives MUST fight to save the country and ourselves. Republicans became lethargic and that is how we lost the House. I write letters to my Congressmen and give them my opinion and ask them to step up and work to save this country as they were elected to do. Thank you, Gov, for your outspoken TV show and all the information you pass on to us.

  • Charles antaya

    03/13/2019 06:10 PM

    Just like Soros put Obama in office.

  • Richard Edler

    03/13/2019 05:47 PM

    Gov. Huckabee & Laura thank you once again for writing great exposes that summarize how we feel. This round we learned & agree that CA & NY want to own America & have tons of our taxpayer money circulated to them. Whatever they want is what they will ask us to do. My wife told me that CA wants to be in charge of America to get federal funds & since it is 5th largest economy in the world. Maybe it is time to be its own country. Second, Laura you are right. Just like Obama Dems look for the gift of gab & charisma & semi-good looks. The white shoe salesman approach. It is what they say - the lies - to appeal to the masses who were raised on reality shows & a dumbed down education system. We are educators & 15 years ago we said America is going to become a third world country. Michelle may be their hidden ticket, which is sad since she lost her law license & has little experience & got into Yale because her brother attended. Tired of lies, subterfuge, & deception. Wink, wink in regard to the Obamas. Also AOC according to Wikipedia two weeks before she was elected had not completed college because she had to help her mom out. The minute she was elected her bio changed & don’t forget her mentor is an expert in IT from Harvard & has connections. Keep sending us the truth! Thanks!

  • Audrey Skarness

    03/13/2019 05:37 PM

    Sick of Ms. Cortez. Can't she just go on Ultra-Slimfastdiet, lose 100 lbs and just go away.

  • Brenda Eddy

    03/13/2019 05:31 PM

    First, I enjoy reading your funny posts that also get to the point. Thank you Governor Huckabee.
    2nd, your daughter, Sara does a very difficult and an AMAZING, AWESOME job as a voice for President Trump.
    Finally, I am unable to find the brain of AOC. She's just a nut. I wonder if her parents paid Brown University/sport directors to "take her on" as a student. I am unable to see how she's accomplished anything on her own..to date.
    Love you Governor Huckabee and Sara. Please keep on posting!

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    03/13/2019 05:18 PM

    We just had a president who looked like Mr. Potato Head - but was a terrible leader ;-}