Evening Edition - April 23

April 23, 2019

Must-Read Article:  Again, because I don’t want to be accused by the left of fomenting violence by responding to the actual words of Rep. Ilhan Omar, here’s a response to her claim about American soldiers killing thousands of Somalis.  It's from a man who was there. He’s one of the US military members she slandered who put his life on the line to defend her and her countrymen from the Somali warlords who were killing and starving their own people. Not because we were under any obligation to do so, but because that’s what America does.  This might help explain why so many Somalis wanted to come to America.  Rep. Omar was one, if she can remember back that far.

 

https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/23/fought-battle-mogadishu-heres-ilhan-omar-gets-wrong-black-hawk/


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Thanks to Scott for this insightful comment...

 

Russia may have lost the Cold War, but they are winning the PRAVDA war. It seems that for the price of a Baltic Cruise, Russia has sown years of discord within the US political system. Fantasies, lies and misinformation fed to voracious Trump haters within the DNC, biased Intelligence agencies and unhinged, corrupt media companies have caused mass division in our Democratic Republic. Putin has gotten a great return on his investment and the left doesn't even see their complicity.

 

From the Gov:

You're right, Scott.  (Putin must be falling off his horse laughing.)  One thing I'd add is that after investing some additional $$$, including a cool half-a-million paid personally to Bill Clinton for a couple of speeches, he ended up with 20 percent of America's uranium supply as well.  All in all, Putin must consider that money VERY well spent.

 

Thanks for writing!

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Quote of the Day: Stephen Green of Instapundit linked to a story that tallied the liberal media saying the word “impeachment” 309 times in the 24 hours following the release of the Mueller report and said this:

 

“A media with any respect for their viewers or themselves might be expected to say, ‘Man, can you believe we yammered on about impeachment for two years?’ at least 309 times after the Mueller Report was released. But no.”

 

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/328446

 

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Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris declared that if Congress wouldn’t send her a gun control bill within 100 days, she would impose new gun control laws by executive order. 

 

You can read her gun control proposals at the link and decide for yourself whether they would be good, bad or entirely ineffective (one of them – banning gun sales to fugitives – makes me wonder how many fugitives from justice actually go into gun stores and fill out background check paperwork to buy a gun legally.)  But that’s all academic.

 

When you’re looking at someone to be President, you should consider first and foremost, does this person have the right attitude for the job, which requires taking a sacred oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”  That includes the Bill of Rights.  I know that Obama set a precedent for using executive orders to go around Congress and create and rewrite laws.  It’s instructive to see how Democrats defended that, then they go running to federal judges whenever Trump issues an executive order, even one to undo an Obama executive order, to protest that it’s unconstitutional and he’s overstepping his powers.

 

Yet Sen. Harris is serving notice a year-and-a-half in advance that if elected, she will ignore the Constitutional separation of powers and the law-making power reserved to Congress, and if they don’t pass exactly what she dictates, she will not only write new laws via executive order, but they will be laws that could easily violate the Second Amendment. 

 

It’s immaterial whether you think we need more or less gun control.  The utter contempt her comments betray toward the Constitution, the separation of powers and the Bill of Rights alone should be an automatic disqualifier for the Presidency.  In fact, I wonder if she could even get through the Oath of Office without being struck by lightning.  

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-pledges-executive-order-on-gun-control-if-congress-doesnt-act-in-her-first-100-days


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Today’s Head-Shaker Quote from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: In criticizing efforts to reform the Veterans Administration that include giving veterans a choice of obtaining private medical care if the VA system can’t or won’t help them, AOC declared, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” 

 

I would say that allowing veterans to die while on waiting lists for care, then falsifying records to cover it up so that those responsible could evade accountability should be considered “broke.” 

 

Say, do you know what’s not broke and doesn’t need “fixing”?  America’s capitalist economy.

 

https://freebeacon.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-comes-out-against-va-reform-if-it-aint-broke-dont-fix-it/

 

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Must-See Photo: Gargoyles, then and now.  A brilliant bit of photo montage work, found via Lucianne.com. 

 

https://lucianne.com/images/lucianne/DailyPhoto/OR-LJ-TEGM-XF-SM.jpg

 

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Interesting Turn of Events: Video of comedian Jimmy Dore, who is part of the extreme leftwing “Young Turks” network, explaining to an audience how the Hillary Clinton campaign used her own biggest weakness in polls – her vulnerability on colluding with Russia -- to concoct a false narrative and turn it on Trump to undermine his biggest strength, patriotism.  And he points out on a screen the section of one of her campaign manager John Podesta’s emails that lays down the strategy. 

 

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/john-podesta-email/

 

I should warn you, being a “progressive” comedian, he can barely say a sentence without at least two “f-words.”  And please don’t think that I’m trying to lend credibility to sources like Young Turks by linking to this. I’m just sharing it because I think it illustrates the deep rift in the Democratic Party: while the establishment Dems are turning up the volume to 11 on their discredited “Russian Collusion” baloney, and desperately trying to pivot to impeaching Trump for allegedly obstructing an investigation of a non-event that he never obstructed and that’s already complete, the “Progressive” wing has figured out what a pile of manure it all is.  That’s because before she and the DNC colluded on this dirty trick to sandbag Trump, they colluded on dirty tricks to sandbag Bernie Sanders. 

 

Listening to this is eerie because it’s almost like listening to a far-left, R-rated version of Sean Hannity.  That’s because whether it comes from the right or the left, the truth is the truth.

 

 

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  • Robert Blackford

    04/24/2019 08:41 PM

    THE USA IS A REPUBLIC RULED BY LAW. IT IS NOT A DEMOCRACY RULED BY THE MAJORITY, THE MOB!

    OUR CONSTITUTION GIVES US RESPONSIBILITIES AND OUR FREEDOMS. TELL 'EM THAT!!!
    Bob Blackford, Stuart, Florida

  • Amelia Little

    04/24/2019 05:49 PM

    ocasio and harris (among others) need to go back to high school--but make sure it's one that teaches history, government, civics, economics (ocasio's "degree" reflects that she either didn't go to classes, or they were bogus classes.) Add some common sense. Gee, has ocasio even MET a vet (other than Rep Crenshaw who, for whatever reason, she views with disdain) who has been waiting for eons for appointments at a VA? What committees has she been on, or what reports has she read about the plight of healthcare for vets? She bases her all-knowing assessment on what? Her feelings?

    Isn't harris one of the ones who squawks loudly if President Trump suggests he might use executive order (which previous Presidents have also done) and cry about it's unConstitutional (see--go to high school) for President Trump, but would not be for her? I don't recall her saying it was wrong for obama--and, in her positions in CA prior to her being elected to congress, those surely affected her, or at least Californians in some way. I'm just praying there are enough level-headed, intelligent critical thinkers amongst all the regular democrats (not to be confused with the politicians and hoolywood elite) that they don't vote for ANY of the extremely off-the-wall radical candidates. Either they don't pay advisors (or whatever they are called) enough for them to actually talk to regular citizens, the advisors don't care, or the candidates just poo--poo their advise.

  • Lois Yeager

    04/24/2019 12:59 PM

    RE: Right attitude for presidential candidates....how about sufficient intelligence for openers??

  • JoAnn Levy

    04/24/2019 12:51 PM

    I know of several people that have been angered by AOC's comments about the VA. I am afraid my best friend's husband will be one of those who will die before getting proper care. In our house she is known as Art Of Crap. I know you are way too respectful to do this but it is whatit is. I mean no disrespect to you.

  • Jerry Korba

    04/24/2019 08:01 AM

    As I mentioned the other day this AOC will remain Stupid for a least 20 more years 8 years beyond the end of time as she has predicted. This group of lawmakers we have today should be labeled the 8th wonder of the World it makes me wonder if the aliens in their spaceships are friendly or not; after their visit, making changes in this groups mental makeup you sent them back in this condition I call you unfriendly. You sent them back in all shapes and size and color the one thing that is constant is you made them all VERY STUPID. Thanks Aliens what a great gift. The work you did on Obama will go down as a real work of art, for the ages, we have spent 2 years fixing the mess he left and will take 6 more years to finish the clean up just like Katrina. Please do NOT bring up any more for this experiment we are being overwhelm, PLEASE turn off the stupid making machine we need to fix the Immigration laws fix the Healthcare situation so much more; Do You see what I mean the number you did on Obama was indeed a masterful work of Stupid.

  • C. Vernon Carson

    04/24/2019 12:29 AM

    Your comments are refreshingly true, and much needed by honest, patriotic Americans! Thanks Mike.

  • Allen M Swatsworth

    04/23/2019 10:39 PM

    Governor Huckabee, Thank you so much for the link to "Gargoyles, then and now." I needed a good laugh with all this hyperventilation over the Muller Report and the jumping off cliffs of the Dems. Keep us informed with the truth as you always do.

  • Waylon Bush

    04/23/2019 09:23 PM

    Headline: “Social Security shortfall: Trust fund to run dry in 2035, trustees predict.” HOWEVER, In fiscal year 2017 (10/1/2016 to 09/30/2017—just 1, ONE, year), the U.S. government allocated the following amounts for foreign aid: Total economic and military assistance: $49.87 billion. Total military assistance: $14.77 billion. Total economic assistance: $35.10 billion, of which USAID Implemented: $20.55 billion.
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_foreign_aid
    By the way, follow the link and look at some of the countries to whom Congress sends your money. Like Somalia, Syria, Yemen.

  • Jerry Holland

    04/23/2019 08:53 PM

    Why doesn't President Trump demand the House start Impeachment hearings immediately? Call their bluff and get it over with now.

  • Judith Lyon

    04/23/2019 08:31 PM

    Kudos to you for including the gargoyles. They were sensational. Thanks

  • gary stilwell

    04/23/2019 08:29 PM

    on the omar thing--very sad we must endure this blasphemy from this person's mouth--what is REALLY sad is trying to understand the sick individuals who voted for this treasonous nutcase.

  • Carl Smith

    04/23/2019 08:14 PM

    My WWII Veteran Dad impressed upon me that the pinnacle of Ignorance was the inability to Curse your adversary without using Four(4) letter words or HALF words like Mother. True intelligence is the ability to tell someone to go the Hell and they ask for Directions.

  • Peggy S Nelson

    04/23/2019 07:55 PM

    I am so glad you make the comments for us to read. I don't often comment but I do read. Thank you for all you do to enlighten us

  • Pauline Lange

    04/23/2019 07:32 PM

    More of a question than a comment. I am deeply concerned with a new textbook that is coming out in 2020 for high school students. It is a horrible defamation of character toward our very successful President and a great insult to all those who voted for him and for the America we love. The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the American way, not propaganda bought and paid for by the Democrat Billionaires. The companies that are promoting this must be stopped. Schools can not accept this garbage in the name of education.
    Politics does not belong in the schools nor should there be social engineering which denies biology and authentic scientific research. What can be done about this? Parents and grandparents have rights that are being totally ignored and our children are pons in their agenda to destroy America and her values. Mrs. Lange

  • Joseph Arena

    04/23/2019 07:21 PM

    Governor, do you know what else is not broken, our immigration policy and laws. What is broken is the enforcement of these laws as evidenced in sanctuary cities and states.

  • Audrey Skarness

    04/23/2019 07:04 PM

    Regarding Ms. Cortez on VA Healthcare system....it has been broken down ever since the system came under Obamacare. Get it out from under the ACA and it will run smoothly.

  • April Allison-Garlow

    04/23/2019 07:03 PM

    The latest news today is the IRS not meeting the deadline to turn over Trump's taxes. I thought the law said Congress had the right to see his tax returns ---but no where does it say anyone else--like their aides or accountants or lawyers have that right. Congress is supposed to read them to determine oversight--they are confidential. So the IRS should sequester them in a locked room to read them together--since there is no mention of making individual copies in the law. It may take awhile since I seriously question their ability to read--but they aren't busy anyway.

  • william fuhrer

    04/23/2019 06:22 PM

    Official foods of Biden campaign SLOPPY JOES and ROCKY ROAD

  • Rebecca J Pacey

    04/23/2019 06:05 PM

    Hi Governor, Kamala Harris made the comment at the town hall that she would, after becoming President, put all 500 of those inmates who Donald Trump removed from the background check database to buy guns- would be put right back on. News of the Day Kamala, it was not done by President Trump, it was Obama. Shall we tell her or what.
    Love your newsletter,
    Becky

  • Rebecca Johnson

    04/23/2019 05:55 PM

    Senator Harris! The Constitution was written for a reason,especially for people like you. It was to protect our individual rights.

  • Vernon B Thompson

    04/23/2019 05:54 PM

    Speaking of stupidity of the assumption by Democrat leaders that all voters are gullible and stupid! Here’s my recent letter to the editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal. Not sure if it will get published as I may be over quota. LOL

    Feel free to use any of it you find useful.

    Convoluted Immigration Reform

    Wait! Sit Down! Take a deep breath an epiphany has occurred. The Congressional Heads of the Democrat Obstructionist Party (Pelosi/Schumer) have suddenly concluded that we have a problem with illegal immigration.

    Amazing! After over two years of denying there was a problem, failing to negotiate with the President on DACA, immigration, and border security they want to solve the problem. Their solution! Comprehensive Immigration Reform a tried and true method to avoid solving the problem in any form. It is really Convoluted Immigration Reform because they know that they can create a document so complex and loaded with so many special interest goodies and giveaways that it cannot be passed. The result kicks the can down the road again but creates the illusion that they are actually working on something. Remember our current problem began the day after Reagan granted 3 million illegals amnesty in 1986. In the meantime, Congress has done NOTHING except talk - no matter who was in charge!

    Work on the real problem! We have 100's of thousands of Illegals that have gone through "Catch and Release." Thousands more have entered without being caught. They speak and comprehend little or no English. They bring limited education. They have limited skills. They bring health problems - many unvaccinated. They can't legally obtain work so some are exploited working for cash. Others obtain forged documents. The remainder live off the community or engage in criminal activity.

    Who is on the hook for their food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, education, etc? THE AMERICAN CITIZEN TAXPAYER! It is time to get to work and solve the problem! Some thoughts:
    • First and foremost secure the border. If this is not done, nothing else matters!
    • Remove the incentives that act as a magnet for illegal immigration.
    • Eliminate Sanctuary Cities and States!
    • Establish a project to remove all deceased citizens from the Social Security database with information shared with the States. (reduce the availability of forged IDs)
    • Anyone caught working with forged identification is immediately deported.
    • Any illegal alien caught voting should face jail time, then deportation, and barred from returning.
    • No more catch and release.
    • Asylum seekers apply outside the US
    • Mandatory everify for all seeking employment.
    • No taxpayer supported benefits for any illegal alien ever and none for Resident Aliens for at least 5 years.
    • Pass legislation to eliminate “Birth Right Citizenship.”
    • Separately, develop a process for dealing with visa overstays – immediate deportation!
    • Develop a streamlined process for legal immigration with an emphasis on marketable skills.

    Yes, there really is a crisis! There is an immigration crisis! There is a drug crisis! There is a humanitarian crisis! More importantly there is a Congressional leadership crisis where representatives of both parties fail to work to solve real problems.

  • Marti

    04/23/2019 05:53 PM

    Governor Huckabee,
    I just read where Mrs. Clinton made the comment that President Trump would have been indicted for obstruction if he were anyone other then Trump. Now I found that a little ironic after all she has gotten away with up to this point. Am I missing something here to see the irony in this. For me another affirmation what a good thing she wasn’t elected if she doesn’t think through all her comments. (seems to be opening a can of worms for herself.)
    Thank you for your newsletters? We look forward to them every day.
    Thank you to for such a WISE DAUGHTER! She’s the best!

  • Elizabeth B Crouse

    04/23/2019 05:47 PM

    THE VA HAS BEEN BROKE FOR YEARS. DOCTORS ARE MOSTLY FOREIGNERS WHO DON'T SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH AND DON'T CARE. I GOT MY HUSBAND OUT. TOTALLY UNORGANIZED AND WASTE OF MONEY. GO TO A DOCTOR THAT IS QUALIFIED, THANKS PRESIDENT TRUMP.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/23/2019 05:39 PM

    Harris Gun control by Exec order??
    Lame, wont work & every gun owner in CA will Revolt BIG Time.