February 5, 2020

Today's Edition



Okay, I admit it: I was wrong. I thought nothing could make the Democrats look worse than their disastrously incompetent Iowa Caucus debacle on Monday (it’s Wednesday, and we still don’t have final results.) But then came their behavior Tuesday in front of the entire world during President Trump’s State of the Union Address. I stand corrected.

Any independent voters who might still have been remotely considering putting them in charge of anything more complicated than a snowcone machine had to be shocked and repelled by their ugly, divisive, nasty, childish behavior that not only expressed visceral hatred of the President but of everything he does, no matter how much it helps America or the people or causes they claim to support.

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee

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And Now, The Democratic Response…

By Mike Huckabee

I don’t mean the official response by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. She gave a well-presented speech, thankfully short on partisan bile and long on standard Democratic boilerplate about helping the struggling workers and making health care more affordable – both of which would be great if (A.) I thought they meant it, and (B.) they had any idea how to do it. She didn’t respond to any specifics in Trump’s speech, but then, I’m sure it was written before his was released. You can see why Whitmer is a rising star in Democratic circles, if she isn’t sunk by the angry radical left.

No, the Democratic response I’m talking about, the one that’s getting the most attention and blowback, was the childish, rude, self-defeating reaction in the Chamber (some members, such as rabid Trump haters AOC and Al Green, boycotted the speech, and were likely not missed by anyone on either side.)

Reactions in the House to previous Presidents’ SOTU Addresses have often been partisan, but they at least showed respect for the office. A President’s fellow party members might cheer wildly at his accomplishments while the opposition sat quietly or offered polite, tepid applause. But remember the shock and outrage when one Republican shouted, “You lie!” at Obama? Democrats thought that was outrageous (he was later reprimanded.) Well, last night, Trump was interrupted by dozens of Democrats in a pre-planned heckling chant. But amazingly, that was not their worst misbehavior.

That act of self-immolation was repeated over and over, when they angrily sat on their hands and glowered as Trump listed accomplishments that they’d be doing cartwheels over if a Democrat had managed them. Record low unemployment for minorities, women and the disabled? Silence. Blue collar jobs returning and wages rising? Silence. Working on a cure for AIDS? Silence. A little African-American girl being granted her life-changing dream of choosing a good school to attend? Silence. Most refused even to show support for killing terrorist mass murderers or not killing late term babies, two things they oppose largely because Trump supports them. To them, any good news for America is bad news, since it lessens their reelection chances. They even managed to look as if they’d just swallowed castor oil when Trump called for planting a trillion trees. (“Trump likes trees? Then I hate trees now!!”)

I generally refuse to stoop to the now-common practice of ascribing the worst motives to people who disagree with my political views. I don’t assume someone who sees things differently from me is stupid, racist, evil or whatever. But with last night’s sickening display, the Democrats in the House made it crystal clear that they place expressing hatred of Trump and opposing everything he does above every other issue, no matter how positive it might otherwise be. They would honestly rather see Americans suffer and fail, even groups they claim to champion such as minorities, women and the disabled, than see Trump succeed in helping them. It was partisan politics in its rawest, most selfish form, and it was repulsive.

But wait: it actually gets worse. To cap off the blatant display of disrespect for the President and anyone who supports him (or who has benefited from his policies), Nancy Pelosi made a show of ripping her copy of the speech in half behind his back on live TV.

(This followed an hour’s worth of strange facial contortions, eye-rolling and gesticulations that made it appear she was teaching a seminar in bad silent movie acting.)

Pelosi’s stunt sparked a range of heated reactions. I think law professor Jonathan Turley, who recently tried unsuccessfully to teach the House Democrats what an impeachable offense was, put it well on Twitter: “Pelosi's act dishonored the institution and destroyed even the pretense of civility and decorum in the House. If this is the Speaker's ‘drop the mike’ moment, it is a disgrace that should never be celebrated or repeated. In a single act, she obliterated decades of tradition.”

Newt Gingrich also tweeted that Pelosi’s ripping up of the speech disgusted him and wasn’t clever or cute but a childish insult to American traditions, and she deserves to be censured.

The White House response was the most brutal, since they pointed out what was actually in the speech that she was showing utter contempt for. They tweeted, “Speaker Pelosi just ripped up: One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller. A service member's reunion with his family. That's her legacy.”

But perhaps the best reaction was from several commenters who pointed out that today, Mitch McConnell will be ripping up her “articles of impeachment.”

As Newt pointed out, Pelosi certainly deserves to be censured, but she won’t be as long as Democrats control the House. Thankfully, due to their lack of any accomplishments, their deranged obsession with a doomed impeachment crusade, and their stunningly small-minded misbehavior before the world last night, they might have helped bring the end of that lamentable era to a close very soon.


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I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

Scott McKay at the American Spectator highlights the Democrats’ five worst moments at the State of the Union Address. I don’t envy him having to narrow it down to only five.

Incidentally, Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema deserves kudos for having the courage to buck her sullen colleagues and actually stand and applaud for Trump’s “opportunity zones” that are helping urban minority neighborhoods finally see economic development and job growth. In today’s Democratic Party, showing moderate bipartisanship is a brave and radical act.


Stop the presses! A top New York Times writer has discovered who’s to blame for the Democratic Party’s humiliating disaster in the Iowa Caucuses. You guessed it: it’s Donald Trump’s fault!

Bonus laughs: Stacey Abrams urged Democratic voters to trust the electoral system despite the mess in Iowa. Yes, that's the same Stacey Abrams who still refuses to concede that she lost the Georgia Governor's race and blames voter suppression.

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord,
and whose hope the Lord is.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
and that spreadeth out her roots by the river,
and shall not see when heat cometh,
but her leaf shall be green;
and shall not be careful in the year of drought,
neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

- Jeremiah 17:7-8

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  • Kay Womack

    02/06/2020 08:08 AM

    Heard yesterday, that demorats were sent by their people (constitutus) to impreach, get him out, etc. That is disgusting that people go so low. And Pelosi most insulting behavior, she should be taken out.
    Thank you Mike Huckabee for all you do.
    Kay Womack

  • Mary Anne Berry

    02/05/2020 06:46 PM

    I didn't watch the SOTU because I host a women's Bible study in my home on Tuesday nights. This morning, as I watched various news clips, I was appalled at Ms. Pelosi's behavior. What planet are we on? What happend to manners and civility? She claims the speech was full of what were they? You never hear any specifics. If it was full of lies, tearing it up wasn't going to make it go away or make Mr. Trump unsay the words. It was a purposeful stunt of ill behavior...for what? I can't wrap my head around it all.

  • james peace

    02/05/2020 06:32 PM

    I was appalled when Nancy ripped-up the speech papers; but,, it points to her drive for power, not service to the American people and respect for their choice at the voting booth!

  • Curtis Teel

    02/05/2020 06:18 PM

    Brother Mike, I enjoy your posts very much. I Praise God for you, and I Pray for you every day. I know that Our God is so disappointed in us.
    He has Blessed America so very much, and then America
    Is turning away from Him.
    Keep up the good work. God Bless you.

  • Charles Fikes

    02/05/2020 05:40 PM

    Hi Mike, Thanks for your careful observations and welcomed opinions! I look forward to your future observations and comments.

  • Amy Syrell

    02/05/2020 05:33 PM

    I felt that the State of the Union speech that our President gave last night was wonderful. He definitely covered all bases; things he's already accomplished as well as things he wants to do. I also thought that he did a wonderful job in choosing those that he introduced and told the reasons that they were all in the gallery. They were all heroes but for very different reasons.

  • Vernon R Freeck

    02/05/2020 03:50 PM

    I enjoyed one persons comment is what Pelosi tore up was the sheets of what the dems were going to do

  • Tammie Neace

    02/05/2020 03:19 PM

    Can your staff check into this find out if true how the American people can be sure Nancy Pelosi is held responsible

    Article II, Section 3, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution states that the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."

    You saw the President do EXACTLY that when he gave a copy to Nancy Pelosi for the House of Representatives, and another copy to Vice President Pence, who is president of the Senate.
    By handing them those papers, President Trump complied with his constitutional duties (a speech is not required), and those papers officially became a national document and part of our national archives.

    By destroying the copy given to the House of Representative, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi violated 18 USC § 2071, which reads:

    "(a)Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

    We all saw her tear up the President's official communication to the Congress' copy for the House.

    And the law is clear.
    She should be prosecuted and removed from office

    Continuing with Section (b): (18 U.S.C. § 2071. Section 2071 (b) )

    "(b)Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States."

    As we see, not only is she liable for prosecution, she is also now unfit for office.

    She committed this crime in a very public manner, on the floor of the US House of Representatives, showing great contempt not only for the rule of law, but for the office she holds and the American people she supposedly serves.

  • Keet Parakeet

    02/05/2020 02:53 PM

    I'd like to put a good word in for the poor folks of Iowa. They made a mistake similar to one made by southwestern ohio republicans, years ago, of in a moment of passion embrassing The Newest & Best Technology.
    The Dems in the north, particularly the Cuyahoga county ones, would hold their count until everybody else in Ohio was done, then vote, it was alleged, enough graveyards or whatever to steal the election. It annoyed people in general & non dishonest democratic politicians. At some point, it was open enough that it went to court & the Ohio Supreme Court punted. The S/W Republicans slunk home to plot. Those republicans were the ones who had a lets be efficient & progressive (in the sence of the Save the Taxpayers money and do things efficiently & quickly like good stewards, as the corrupt Republican machine of Cincinnati had been dismantled through a 3rd party reformers). It was the dawn of the useful computer and they bought a system to count the ballots. It was going to do it the same Night as the vote was made! As gradeschooler, I got permission to stay up late for that. The new cutting edge technology when tested by real vote count (just like the nifty software on display in the computer store perhaps) didn't work as expected. It didn't work. In fact, it worked so badly, the boys in Northern Ohio couldn't couldn't hold the vote long enough to do an efficient election steal. The newest, technologically savvy system resulted in egg on the face all round. Capt. Murphy's Laws apply: #1. If anything can go wrong, it will. & #3 Nature Always Sides with the Hidden Flaw. It zapped the counting system in Hamilton county & Iowa. I feel their pain. The solution is always leave the Old system fully in place, just in case. But it's never going to fail, right? Honestly, I feel for the Iowan Democrats coping with this.

  • Don Crumbley

    02/05/2020 02:11 PM

    Speaker of the House Pelosi, has thoroughly demonstrated during the SOTU address by President Trump, that she cannot be trusted or capable of being 3rd in line to assume the Office of President of the United States of America and should be censured to such affect.