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February 26, 2021
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Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • Epic Smackdown
  • “Punish First, Examine Evidence Later” File
  • Jan 6 Update: Facebook Was More Involved Than Parler, According to DOJ Documents
  • Neera Tanden's Nomination Is On Shaky Ground
  • Merrick Garland Has The Votes
  • A professor's brilliant take on "anti-racism"
  • ICYMI: New Podcast
  • A Reader Writes Back...
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 

Epic Smackdown

By Mike Huckabee

Kurt Schlichter delivers an epic smackdown, as only he can, to Biden voters for what they’ve brought on America in exchange for “no more mean tweets.”

“Punish First, Examine Evidence Later” File

By Mike Huckabee

From our “Punish First, Examine Evidence Later” file comes this story about Smith College, a very liberal arts college in Massachusetts. In 2018, a student made an accusation of being harassed in the dining hall because she was black. As the social media cancel mobs raged, the school made institutional changes and four employees were vilified as racists, had their reputations destroyed and some lost their jobs. One was hospitalized when the stress inflamed her lupus.

An independent investigation has now determined that the accusation was a hoax. I'll give you an update if the person responsible ever pays any price for all that destruction.

Jan 6 Update: Facebook Was More Involved Than Parler, According to DOJ Documents

By Mike Huckabee

The Legal Insurrection blog has examined more DOJ charging documents against people allegedly involved in the January 6th violence at the Capitol, and the more we learn, the more we see that the narrative being pushed by Democrats (“violent, armed insurrectionists inspired by Trump’s speech and organized on the extremist site Parler tried to overthrow the federal government!”) is so much hooey on every level.

As we already reported, a number of Internet communications are cited in the documents, and they not only date back weeks before Trump’s speech, but only eight of them were on Parler. The vast majority were on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram. It’s more likely that Parler was shut down because it was becoming too popular with conservatives and might threaten the Big Tech giants’ power with its protection of free speech.

The new info here includes some of those communications involving a group called the Oath Keepers, whose charging documents include 14 mentions of Facebook and none of Parler. These are the people in military garb who are being cited by Democrats as proof of a massive pro-Trump insurrectionist army that requires the continuing presence of razor wire fences and National Guard troops to protect the government.

But according to their own communications, they purposely chose not to carry weapons because “DC is no guns.” So they’re violent insurrectionists who obey gun control laws? The charges state that the group “prepared themselves for battle before heading to the Capitol by equipping themselves with communication devices and donning reinforced vests, helmets, and goggles.” But not guns. Frankly, that doesn’t sound like they were very prepared for battle.

Ah, but if anything turned bad, they were relying on a QRF (quick reaction force) to move in and “bring the tools.” The “force” apparently referred to one person who was described as “too broken down to be on the ground all day,” so he was going to hang out at the Comfort Inn in nearby Ballston, Virginia, and await further word.

In short, the feds’ own investigation proves what we’ve been saying all along: that the violence at the Capitol was caused by a handful of delusional nutjobs who have nothing whatsoever to do with the millions of Trump supporters or the vast majority of Parler users. But if you think Democrats are going to stop targeting conservatives’ free speech just because a full federal investigation proved that their entire premise for it is false, then look at how many of them still believe the 2016 election was stolen by Russian collusion.

Neera Tanden's Nomination Is On Shaky Ground

By Mike Huckabee

It’s looking less and less likely that Biden OMB pick Neera Tanden will survive confirmation. Her history of nasty, partisan tweets about Republicans and lack of experience with anything having to do with budgeting have raised bipartisan objections. The Senate Homeland Security Committee canceled her Wednesday confirmation hearing and as of this writing has yet to reschedule it.

As Nina Bookout at the Victory Girls blog reports, Hugh Hewitt thinks she should be confirmed because “mean tweets” are not a serious enough reason to keep someone out of a high level position (although they were apparently reason enough for some people to trade President Trump for the disastrous Biden.)

Liberal journalist Glenn Greenwald disagrees. He says the mean tweets are only a manifestation of Tanden’s personality which creates abusive work environments wherever she goes. He describes her as “one of the most slanderous, vicious and deceitful partisan operatives in DC. She censored her own writers when funders demanded it. She's toxic, unhinged, and incompetent.”

Naturally, Biden’s spokesperson says they stand by Tanden ("toxic, unhinged and incompetent" seem to be resume enhancers in this Administration.) But in a way, it’s understandable why they don't want to have to search for a replacement. I appreciate how difficult it must be for them to find any Democrat in Washington who has any experience whatsoever in budgeting.

Merrick Garland Has The Votes

By Mike Huckabee

It does appear likely, however, that Biden Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland will be confirmed, even though the many questions he tap-danced away from answering raise more red flags than a Chinese military parade.

To cite just one example, Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy asked Garland if he agreed that “allowing biological males to compete in an all-female sport deprives women of the opportunity to participate fully and fairly in sports and is fundamentally unfair to the female athletes.” After loudly exhaling, Garland replied, “This is a very difficult societal question that you’re asking me here.”

(No, it’s a basic biology question about whether males and females are different, and one that most people figure out by the time they’re 13.)

He went on to feign ignorance, even though one of the most controversial issues of the day is whether the Attorney General will enforce the insane policy of forcing schools to let males who claim to identify as females take over girls’ sports. Garland obfuscated onward, saying that “is something that I would have to look at when I have a chance to do that. I have not had the chance to consider these kinds of issues in my career so far, but I agree that this is a difficult question.”

Yes, it is. That’s why it would be nice if you could possibly answer it before we agree to make you Attorney General of the United States.

A professor's brilliant take on "anti-racism"

By Mike Huckabee

"Anti-racism” IS racism. That is the truth, no matter how much grief I or anyone else gets for saying it.

Tucker Carlson had a story last night about a young black woman at Smith College who, during an exchange with a campus security officer, felt victimized because of her race. See the details about this woman, and what happened in reaction to her complaint, in the video segment and Tucker's opinion piece, here.

Look at what a huge overreaction this was, and how it affected people’s lives. An investigation found no evidence that this young woman had been treated wrongly because of the color of her skin, but the president of Smith College said it was still “impossible to rule out the potential role of implicit racial bias.” Well, I guess not!

But it’s one of the interviews Tucker featured after his report that is the real must-see. Jason D. Hill, a black (Jamaican-American) philosophy professor at DePaul University who describes himself in print as very much a liberal –- in the classical sense, as opposed to a modern-day multicultural leftist –- made some observations about the psychology of “anti-racist” theory that are so spot-on brilliant, we’ve not only linked to the interview but have transcribed certain parts of what he had to say, with some of his words highlighted by me.

"...I think that what we’re seeing is A NEW FORM OF LIBERAL WHITE SUPREMACY,” he said, “that is being promulgated by national security threats, in the person of people like Ibram Kendi [“How to be an Antiracist”] and Robin DiAngelo [“White Fragility”], who are what I call the new liberal white supremacists, who are conducting these ‘sensitivity’ racial workshops, ‘anti-racist’ workshops, which are nothing more than workshops that prepare young people TO SEE GRIEVANCES AND RACISM WHERE THEY DO NOT EXIST. And I think they are spreading a kind of DIVISIVENESS in our nation and equipping blacks and other minorities to act with full forethought of MALICE to issue NEFARIOUS CLAIMS AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE. And what they’re doing is they’re saying, ‘So long as you have white skin --- DiAngelo does this; Ibram Kendi does this --- you are a walking practitioner of racism.”

But here is where it got brilliant: “And…I think that what has happened since the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, is that...a lot of blacks...are going through what I call [an] ‘EXISTENTIAL IDENTITY CRISIS.’ That is, their identities were forged in the crucibles of real oppression. Now that they’re free, and HAVE LOST THE KIND OF ‘COSMIC SPECIALNESS,’ they don’t know what to do with their lives. AND THESE NEW LIBERAL WHITE SUPREMACISTS HAVE HONED IN LIKE VULTURES, and have told them that you need to continue the drama. You need to continue your careers of [being] victims. And there are two ways that you can do this: one is you can CONTINUE THE DRAMA OF VICTIMOLOGY, and one way to do this is by understanding that black skin grants you the imprimatur of innocence...so you are automatically stamped with the insignia of sainthood, which puts you outside of being questioned, and b) ALL WHITE PEOPLE, by virtue of having white skin, ARE AUTOMATIC RACISTS, which condemns them indefinitely as your oppressors.

He continued: “And I think this is what we are seeing happening. Black people are being weaponized to be PSYCHOLOGICAL WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION...and it’s terribly divisive.”

“It’s also not surprising," he said, "that AS AMERICA GROWS LESS RACIST, we are seeing on college campuses a march for RE-SEGREGATION, right? Where blacks are calling for separate dorms, separate graduation ceremonies. Since 2017, on 170 college campuses, now we have separate graduation ceremonies for blacks.”

Prof. Hill is not surprised at all by what happened at Smith College, he said, because “we’re living in a different kind of era.”

It would be one thing for me, as a white man, to play armchair psychologist and try to explain what's going on in so many communities and on so many campuses at a time when we’ve made so much progress and should all seemingly be able to enjoy being part of “the human race.” Why can’t we do that? Who doesn’t want to move forward in that world? By far, most white Americans in the 21st Century do. Racially mixed marriages are common. We’ve elected a black President, for heaven’s sake. Why would this be happening now? This professor has given us some clues.

So I join him in pointing straight at white leftists who want to tear America apart and build it back according to their own Marxist preferences.

In my Thursday evening edition, I included the story about a survey done on what people thought were the most important issues facing America. As it turned out, when broken down by political affiliation, Republicans cited illegal immigration as #1, followed by lack of support for police, high taxes, liberal media bias, moral decline of society, socialism, Antifa violence, and China.

But Democrats cited the spread of covid as their #1 concern. Okay, but their #2 was TRUMP SUPPORTERS (!), and their #3 was WHITE NATIONALISM, which I’m sure in their minds is the same as #2. Tied for fourth place were economic damage from COVID and...(drum roll, please)...SYSTEMIC RACISM. Do I see a theme emerging?

Trump supporters...white nationalism...systemic racism: other than covid, these are the things that keep leftists up at night. And in their minds, these are very real, widespread dangers. Another poll showed that the greatest number of people on the left believed police had shot and killed a shocking 1,000+ unarmed black people in a year; the real number for last year was 27. That’s 27 more than we want to see, but it’s a far cry from what people have assumed. And cops kill unarmed white people, too, though it gets far less news coverage.

The point is, these people have been brainwashed. Yes, it absolutely can happen that millions of people are brainwashed at one time; it’s what the CCP does in China. Look at what has happened here, to the media, to schools, to corporate life, to popular culture, and it’s easy to see how this can happen, even in America. But when leftists see that I have said this, they’ll tell me I’m the deluded one. Also, a racist.

Once again, I’ll quote H. L. Mencken, who said, “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” Mencken could have just as easily said this in 2021.

As a postscript, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming (to the dismay of many who live in Wyoming) is playing right into the hands of the leftists Prof. Hill was talking about. She said she wants us to make it clear, as Republicans, that “we’re not the party of white supremacy.” What? Just to make sure, Is SHE clear on that, because her defensiveness is an embarrassment.

ICYMI: New Podcast

By Mike Huckabee

On this week’s episode of The People’s Podcast, Governor Huckabee speaks with Johns Hopkins University surgeon and Professor of Health Policy Dr. Marty Makary, who shares some good news on the coronavirus front and tells us why he’s optimistic we’ll have herd immunity by April. Plus, the Gov breaks down the Democrats so-called covid relief legislation, which is so loaded with pork it will raise all of our blood pressure.

To listen and subscribe, go here>>> 

A Reader Writes Back...

Thank you, Mike, for providing such wholesome insight into current events. It is impossible to watch regular news these days. Keep up the good work. God bless you and your family!

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  • Joyce Kanlan

    02/28/2021 08:39 PM

    Neera&Merrick. 2 ??????brilliant incompetent ninnies who like all, yes, I said all, left wing, lunatic liberal progressive socialist democrats don’t know squat about budgeting as long as it’s OUR money being urinated away to abortion loving planned parenthood, Iran, phony green deals,ANYTHING to break OUR financial backs! And, the morons who use “science”& still don’t understand MEN ARE LARGER, STRONGER, HAVE BIGGER MUSCLES than a girl, a woman, a female. Our Creator did that on purpose. Yes, our Creator made them Male & Female, human& creatures (birds,horses,you know, animals). ????America! Stand UP, BE HEARD& STOP democrats WAR ON WOMEN! MEN(don’t care how they “Feel”) ARE BIGGER,STRONGER & have male parts that DON’T BELONG IN OUR locker rooms or our sports! DEMAND Transgender sports, locker rooms, bathrooms. Put your foot on the necks of your representative&DEMAND they ACTUALLY do the job YOU hired them to do! GET INVOLVED! PROTECT your daughters, sisters, Mom’s, grand mom’s! Be Courageous!

  • Joyce Kanlan

    02/28/2021 08:23 PM

    How one “Feels” is NOT necessarily FACTUAL. You feel this way about that today, maybe after some thought, some discussion, some time you “Feel” differently YET the damage is done. He/She is FIRED! Or put in Prison! GONE is your reputation, your rights as we ARE INNOCENT until proven GUILTY unless, you’re a Republican Conservative Christian. ????America! WAKE UP, this is not a spectator sport-(politics!). Place your foot on the necks of your representative&DEMAND they ACTUALLY DO the job YOU hired them to do! How do we allow ??motivated, hate filled, intolerant intimidating bullies to make rules& standards? Be Courageous! Pray without ceasing for our One Nation Under God!???????? Keep the Faith!

  • Floyd A Unger

    02/27/2021 01:55 PM

    Thank you

  • Joyce Rutherford

    02/27/2021 10:57 AM

    A word of protest about the "Prayers for Dr. Phil" link on some of your newsletters. I clicked on thinking there was a crisis for Dr Phil only to be opened into a sales pitch for CBD oil. The site is offering a free sample "only pay Shipping and Handling". But if you read all the way through to the fine print this automatically enrolls you in an "Automatic Ship agreement" for $89,92 unless you call and cancel within 14 days of the initial order.
    I know you need advertising money to be able to provide your newsletter. But this hooks too many people in a borderline scam.
    We trust Huckabee and your site. Don't destroy that trust.

  • Liz Rome

    02/26/2021 05:46 PM

    Very excellent newsletter today! Kurt Schlichter's article was funny-and a bullseye about political reality. I watched Merrick Garland's interview: I have NEVER seen a job applicant (for a much less important position) --so unprepared/uninformed/unwilling to answer. Garland himself showed clearly he should not get this job.
    Lastly: oh yes- Democrats/liberals are all about "isms" feelings. Republicans/conservatives talk about FACTS -and look to the future-how what we do today will effect children+grandchildren
    Finally-on racism--as the brilliant Shelby Steele said to black audiences: "You are free" 3 most important words-should be guiding principle-not the victim propoganda leftists push

  • Sharon Faulkner

    02/26/2021 04:39 PM

    Mike

    I feel so sorry for the left : Now They can no longer use the Expressions Salem Witch Trials the Inquisition or McCarthyism. What will the poor dears do now?

  • Paul Kern

    02/26/2021 04:39 PM

    At this time it us apparent there are 2 nations. One follows Karl Marx and obeys the UN and CCP. The other still follows the Constitution and the rule of law
    They are hollowing out the military by instituting an oath of racial discrimination. They have a black racist in charge of the D0D.
    And now the UN us bringing in 25000 illegal aliens.
    There us ongoing ear in both parties now.
    The left is doing all it can think if to continue the civil war BLM and Antifa started.
    Only God and His people can stop this now
    Simply put loyal Americans are distrustful as they have seen every federal and state agency go completely left and corrupt. Big Brother is active here .
    It is good to treat one's enemies with respect and caution but not to point of surrendering the keys of governance to them
    What do you say to this Mike. Or do we have to wait for the coming economic crash before sane people say enough is enough?

  • Carra Taylor

    02/26/2021 03:48 PM

    Thank you for standing STRONG and reporting the TRUTH.....

  • A Schmidt

    02/26/2021 02:27 PM

    Mike,
    Thank you as always for your voice of reason. I always enjoy reading your articles which are sprinkled with your sense of humor.

  • Marlin Sharp

    02/26/2021 01:37 PM

    Mike, Can you tell me where I can find the survey that you referred to divided between Republicans and Democrats?

  • Anne Turner

    02/26/2021 01:06 PM

    Democrats want two things for minorities: An overwhelming sense of victimization and resentment; and votes. By keeping the educational levels at a minimum in black communities, it is much easier to persuade people that they can’t do it on their own, are not really capable and need big daddy, the white people to take care of them. They believe all law enforcement are mean bigots snd white people are racists just because of skin color.

    Republicans and most Independents believe that minorities are just as bright and capable as white people. They want to give temporary legs up where situations are preventing advancement but not a continuing lifestyle of charity. They want to make sure the same Opportunities are available to minorities as to whites and Asians and that there is no discrimination in employment, education, and housing.
    In other words follow the laws. They believe that, like every group, there are always a few bad people in law enforcement, but that the vast majority are good people trying to do their jobs of protecting all people. The solution is to make it easier to fire the bad ones and prosecute, if applicable, the bad ones, something inhibited by the largely liberal police unions.

    Now please tell me who is the political party who is racist? My conservative late husband was, and I am, rabidly anti-racist. Our children were raised the same way. Don’t call me a racist just because of my skin color, you stupid, ignorant, smug, racist, far left hypocrites. I could think of a few more but you get my drift.
    If ever an administration and party set out to divide a nation, it is this one, the left wing of the Democrat Party. For the first time in my 80 years I am ashamed of my country.

  • JimBo Marrero

    02/26/2021 01:06 PM

    Governor Huckabee, now after knowing the fact relating to the Capital "Riots" how should I feel, or do, about our republican politicians that resigned,condemned and accused President Trump on Jan 6... should I vote for them or not....

  • WILLIAM BEVINGTON

    02/26/2021 01:01 PM

    How Garland could ever pass muster for AG is far beyond me! I've never heard so many ignorant answers to conformation questions in all my old life.

  • Jerry

    02/26/2021 12:17 PM

    It was with relief I was beginning to think all the rants I exposed in the comment section about the suburban voting bloc( Women) before and after the election was unnoticed I wondered why nobody would speak of it thanks Schlichter I am glad he noticed also, Ted Cruz made a speech on the topics of having fun I endorsed his speech in full and his new look longer hair full beard tells me he authentic and ready to kick ass instead of an anal examination by chinese hacks embarrassing American diplomats and our country as if the Left isn't already already done that. I got a report from CNN Mars authority kicked the rover off the planet after researching the Lefts policies and CNN!!!!!!

  • Sharon Faulkner

    02/26/2021 11:46 AM

    Now, let's see a president that half the nation does not believe was elected at least not legally hiding behind barbed wire loyalist troops and police that have been purged of all dissidents. And a government that despite its losses with the voters Is acting like it's only one party up there. And there is of course massive censorship and prosecution and government controlled mobs. Now if this was happening in any other country on Earth, what would we call it? Hint We would call it something that starts with a D - and it's not democracy.

    And Liz Cheney is not a Republican.

  • Terry McNaight

    02/26/2021 11:36 AM

    Hello Mike....

    If you find yourself in Shreveport again (book tour?), CrimeStoppers of Caddo/Shreveport would love to have you speak at a fundraising luncheon for us. Often, anonymous tips are the only way to solve crimes, and we can only do that through fundraising. Thanks for your time! www.CScrimestoppers.org

  • Stephen Russell

    02/26/2021 11:28 AM

    1-6 hearing:

    Wheres the Cap Hill Command Post
    Whose orders were U under at time
    Why did NG take so long to arrive
    Did Antifa arrive on 1-3, 1-4 prior rally
    Did anyone in House or Senate OK entry into Cap Hill
    Who trains Cap Hill police?
    Whose the On scene commander?
    What Communication barriers did U encounter
    Or policies./
    How would U relive 1-6 again, do anything different
    Do we need more CCTV in Cap Hill & automatic door locks or screens to close off entry & exits?

  • William J Douglas

    02/26/2021 11:23 AM

    Transgender athletics. Where are the suburban women...Feminists...Who want fairness for women and who are giving way to unfair competition on the athletic field? Stop complaining if you approve this Administration and this kind of legislation.

  • Stephen Russell

    02/26/2021 10:58 AM

    1-6 riot side issues:

    No Command Post for Cap Hill police used or seen
    No Uniform action rules made
    Poor training
    Lack communications?
    rioters sabotage comms IE Antifa?
    No Uniform manual to acess
    Or told to Stand down
    Or poor Intel.
    Dems in charge, Dems PAY

  • Stephen Russell

    02/26/2021 10:49 AM

    AG Garland:
    No doing AG or activist AG IE against Trump we voters?
    Or do his AG thing

  • Stephen Russell

    02/26/2021 10:44 AM

    Deep Fake Wars:
    See Tom Cruise copy on Varney & Co., AM, Fox business.
    Huge implications.
    Scary & exciting alone