Evening Edition - August 15

August 15, 2020 |

A STARK CHOICE AT THE BALLOT BOX

The coming Presidential election, which actually includes the option of reinstalling one of the people that the Trump/Pence Administration directly replaced, offers Americans a stark choice. Most people can remember how bad things were under Obama: the sluggish economy that dragged on as if it were stuck in quicksand, the deadly chaos in the Middle East, the rising encroachment on individual rights, etc. And they can remember how Republican Rudy Giuliani turned New York City into one of the great comeback miracle stories of all time.

They can also compare those memories of the Obama years to the booming economy, rollback of regulations and new Middle East peace agreement under Trump…and they can look at the disaster that is New York City today under far-left Democrat Bill DeBlasio. Likewise, Seattle, Detroit, San Francisco, Chicago and other once-great cities are mostly in the news now for crime, riots, shootings, homelessness, drugs, arson and other scary negative stories after years of Democratic “governance.” In Los Angeles, before they shut everything down over COVID-19, the biggest disease concern was that the Democratic leaders had allowed so much squalor to fester that it was bringing back medieval diseases like typhus. Maybe the leaders of these cities are actually allowing all the arson because fire is the only way to sterilize them.

The latest example of outrageous leftist idiocy plaguing US cities comes from Austin, Texas, where the “progressive” Democrats are responding to a rising tide of homelessness and violence by slashing the police budget and using the money to fund more abortions. That will actually cost more black lives in two ways.

It’s become obvious that today’s Democrats cannot be trusted to run anything. They ruin anything they touch. But I’m sure some readers will accuse me of engaging in partisan hyperbole, so let’s take a look at some hard, cold figures to back up what I just wrote.

On the national level, Matt Margolis at PJ Media uses Kamala Harris’ big fat lie(s) about the Trump economy to remind us of the actual stats of the Obama/Biden economy, compared to how well Trump was doing before everything had to be shut down thanks to Joe’s pal, China. He also notes that Biden claims he'll bring back the economy faster than Trump, while also wanting to keep it shut down even longer. How would that work?

And on the local level, as a reminder of how peachy things are when Democrats run everything, here’s a story about the newly-released annual report by the American Legislative Exchange Council, which ranks New York dead last as the state with the worst economic outlook of any state.

This is the sixth year that New York has ranked last (Coincidentally, Bill DeBlasio became Mayor of New York City six years ago.) The high taxes and rising regulations have been driving people away for a while now, but the exodus has accelerated thanks to the return of lawlessness, chaos and filth. Like this

Note that the #1 state for rosy economic outlook is Utah, with many other red states in the top 15, while the bottom group are all deep blue states. How could the so-called “Golden State” of California, with all its natural advantages, rank 46th in economic outlook? Because of its incompetent Democratic politicians. One of them is now running with Joe Biden to become the actual President.

The conclusion is obvious: If you want someone to bring back law and order and economic growth, vote for Republicans. If you want someone to bring back typhus, vote for Democrats.

BUSTED

Gaze upon the unmasked face of a “peaceful protester,” arrested by the FBI in New York City for allegedly dousing a police car with gasoline and setting it aflame. This guy was actually even more smug than the face of his Guy Fawkes mask: he’d spray-painted “Too Late!” on the wall of his abandoned apartment to mock the cops for their inability to catch him. They also found a copy of “The Anarchist’s Cookbook,” which has recipes for making explosives

The arrogant anarchist must’ve been surprised when the FBI showed up at his work and arrested him with his passport in his backpack. The passport, along with the “Too Late” stunt, were enough to convince a judge that he was a flight risk, so no bail. Also, he’s facing federal charges, so no local far-left, George Soros-backed DA to let him free to commit arson again.

One more hint to his arrogant obliviousness: he’d been arrested twice before, once for blocking traffic while protesting police brutality, and once for swinging a chain at another person in a dispute over a parking spot. Guess he’s only opposed to brutality when the police do it.

Let’s hope we see a lot more stories like this very soon, to send out the message to all the junior revolutionaries that playtime is over and consequences are back.

WHAT A WEEK

What a week for news! One of the big stories was that Joe Biden picked a running mate after weeks of speculation. Just like Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that surfaces every year in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania, Joe Biden popped up out of his basement and announced his selection of CA Senator Kamala Harris. The Biden campaign had castigated Fox News host Tucker Carlson for calling her Kamm-eh-luh, but then on the actual announcement day, Joe actually called her both Komm-eh-luh AND Kamm-eh-luh in almost the same sentence! 

She brings some charisma to the campaign without a doubt. But she named the most liberal Senator in the entire Senate in 2019—more liberal than Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, which is saying something. She has in the past called Joe Biden a racist and said she believed the women who said Joe sexually harassed them. But as is typical in politics, what she said then and what she’s willing to say now are two different things. Two VERY different things. She proves that the vice-presidency is a job no one claims to want, but no one ever turns down. Will she campaign only in the basement like Joe Biden or will she actually become the public face of the campaign and let Joe give tightly scripted, occasional comments with no spontaneous questions from the media?

While Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats have broken off discussions to deal with the Corona Virus economic impact to folks like you, President Trump announced a huge Middle East breakthrough with the United Arab Emirates to establish full diplomatic relations. This is huge. Tonight in the show we’ll be talking with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, but suffice it to say, this is a historic breakthrough for peace in the Middle East and a major blow to Iran who increasingly is isolating itself from being part of the world neighborhood and is being relegated to the status of the hateful, cranky neighbor who puts razor blades in apples to give to trick or treaters on Halloween.

This was a significant victory for President Trump and it exposed the disastrous deal that the Obama administration had made with Iran in which pallets of US cash was delivered in cargo planes—the first $400 million literally delivered on pallets with a total of $1.7 billion paid in all…every bit of it in US cash. YOUR money. Obama and Biden bankrolled Iran; President Trump has bankrupted them. That will be an interesting point of contrast in the debates!

And another item—riots, looters, and mobs continue a reign of terror across the country and Democrat politicians refuse to stop it or even speak out against it. In Chicago, thugs overran a Ronald McDonald House for sick children and terrorized seriously sick kids inside being treated for cancer and all manner of diseases-a RONALD McDONALD HOUSE! In Bend, Oregon, a mob that included a city council member and the local district attorney, surrounded buses carrying illegal immigrants convicted of violent crimes, demanding that they be freed from custody. The standoff lasted for over 12 hours. Think about this—the local prosecutor actually took the side of the illegal aliens…2 of which had been CONVICTED—not just charged, but CONVICTED—with domestic violence. So elected officials there stood FOR domestic violence and wife-beating by illegals instead of standing with the law enforcement officials and the victims of the crimes.

Make sure you realize that you will be voting for more than the personalities or even the people on the ballot. You’ll be taking a side on issues like whether we should stand with Iran or Israel; whether we should uphold the law and punish criminals or punish the citizens by defunding police departments and looking the other way at mob violence, looting, riots, and destruction of public property and the theft of private property. If that choice is really hard for you to make, you might want to re-think whether you should even vote. Maybe dead people voting would be better. Sure wouldn’t be worse!

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  • Sharon Faulkner

    08/19/2020 12:35 PM

    Don't Worry Mike.
    TRUMP will win by a landslide.

  • Diane Friedman

    08/16/2020 06:13 PM

    It’s a shame. No one who should read this will.

  • Kathleen Long

    08/16/2020 04:32 PM

    I love reading your comments! Thank you so much. Please don't ever stop! You inform me and you make me laugh; both very important at this moment in history <3

  • marshall schubert

    08/16/2020 04:15 PM

    Sometime when Obama spouts off on something criticizing President Trump he should remind him he had his four years and could not get it done just like Obama told McCain " I won ,you didnt"

  • Jackie Lopez

    08/16/2020 04:02 PM

    I read every comment by you without a knot in my stomach, knowing that you are a Christian with values and a conscience! God bless you, stay strong and faithful and fight for our country! ??????

  • John White

    08/16/2020 03:01 PM

    The best way to pronoun Harris's name is Camel-Ah - remember she has more humps than they do which helped her rise to the top in California. My God, a 29 year old having an affair with a 60 year old married man! How much of a moral compass does she have?

  • Dot Whitley

    08/16/2020 02:15 PM

    The stupidity of Texas funding more abortions will cost them a lot. The people in Texas who oppose this had better step up, and let it be known that they won't stand for this, before it's too late. The Chinese virus might be mild compared to what God might do next. God isn't asleep while all these wicked things are going on in America, and other countries. We had better wake up, and fear God.

  • Del Vanderbeek

    08/16/2020 01:18 PM

    Great article Mr. Huckabee it explains exactly how it will be and how it is when democrats are elected.
    I don’t understand how anyone would vote for a democrat when they can see what’s going on right before their eyes.

  • Tammy Webb

    08/16/2020 12:44 PM

    Oh I pray for blinded eyes to be open ! Thank you for your common sense approach to the issues we face today! It’s time for conservatives to stand up! It’s time for the real Christians to speak the truth of what is right and what is wrong is the eyes of the eyes of the Lord! Let me start by saying, “ Lawlessness and the shedding of innocent blood is NOT pleasing to God!”

  • Jeffrey Tubello

    08/16/2020 12:34 PM

    How do we allow George Soros, who is not an American, interfere in our politics and elections? We want to hold Russia accountable for interfering, why not George Soros? Why can't we go after George Soros with economic sanctions against his bank accounts, etc.? I know Soros is not a country, but he supports terrorists to our country and needs to be held accountable.

  • James Peace

    08/16/2020 11:35 AM

    Is It Freedom or Slavery
    This is presidential election year, and all Hell has broken loose as socialistic totalitarianism has raised its ugly head! Another four years with Trump would be an untenable setback for the Globalists and their Masters. Armed with immoral men lacking wisdom, they are driving forward. Appealing to anarchists of all genres, criminals and low-lifers looking for monetary gain, as well as ill-educated protestors, they have sufficiently increased in numbers to bring about chaos and havoc in cities and states ruled by mayors and governors of dubious character. These are men and women who were elected to serve the people, but who never intended to do so as they sought to bring about a socialist utopia. Though they have put themselves in league with the cabal of Modernists, the Masters, I suspect that more than a few of them are unaware of whom they serve. Beyond the cabal is the Chief Master, Lucifer himself.
    What is the choice in this election? The obvious answer is freedom versus slavery. A thoughtful consideration will show that it is really a choice between God, our Creator, and man himself. Society, especially in the West, has slowly migrated from possessing a significant spiritual life into one that is becoming almost totally secular. In my four score and two years, I have seen Sunday transition from a day of worship and rest to a day for work and shopping that could be done in-week, sports of every imaginable ilk, and just about anything else except rendering praise and thanksgiving to our Creator. As we’ve lost our awareness of sacred things, we’ve fallen into the abyss of being slaves to self. In our escaping the true bonds of holy matrimony, and yielding to sexual pleasures, life has become dispensable. The lives of many children in the womb are ended before they breathe their first breath, and the ones who escape are often set aside to die. This one breakdown in society is sufficient evidence to show that man is enthroning himself, and is no longer looking to God and His commandments that have sustained the human family throughout its existence.
    So, has the enthronement of man gone so far that sufficient votes will be garnered in the upcoming election to put more abortion supporting candidates in office including a president and vice president? Will the American people’s response be one that is met with the judgement, “you have been weighted in the balances and found wanting” (Daniel 5:27)? The election results will tell the tale!

    Albert James on this 4th of July 2020
    Revised on the 12th of August 2020 to reflect the selection of Kamala Harris as the Democratic Party’s running mate for Joe Biden. This action sends a clear message of the party’s disdain for life and the traditional family.

  • Raymond J. Dixon

    08/16/2020 11:32 AM

    Please note: In the NYT article concerning the peace agreement President Trump was not even mentioned

  • Wallace Rowan

    08/16/2020 09:05 AM

    Dear Mike,

    Thank you for one of your harder hitting Evening Editions! Indeed, if you cannot distinguish between right and wrong or good and evil, then you are a danger to our civil society.

    For eight years under Obama, the spirit of this country was sucked away. We languished under his administration. The man was malignantly incompetent and had the audacity to tell the people of this country that 1% or 1.5% annual growth is the best we can do and is now the new normal. Sending planeloads of cash to Iran, a country avowed to destroy us, was beyond malignancy. It should be considered grounds for treason. What a leader. What a loser.

    In less than six months, Trump turned all that around and unleashed our country's potential and restored our spirit. That is courageous leadership at work!

    Handing the reins of power to a doddering old fool like Biden would result in far worse damage to our country than we endured under his former boss. Not only would the spirit of this country evaporate, it would likely be gone never to return.

    As in Atlas Shrugged, he and his ilk represent the looters, moochers and destroyers depicted in that great novel. Trump and those of us supporting him and literally supporting a civil society represent the producers.

    Thanks for your great work and insights.

    Wallace Rowan

  • Darrell McKinnon

    08/16/2020 09:04 AM

    You’re right on as usual Governor. Biden the globalist’s campaign slogan should be “Tear down American better than ever” as he has plans to take down the first two amendments and hand the US over to the New World Order GAVOS gang that want to “reset” everything. They want to destroy everything about capitalism and turn everything into a Green Utopia where Soros, Gates, the Pope, and a few other New World Order folks from the UN, China, and WHO rule our every movement and take away everything earned by hard labor to be shared. No time in the history of our nation have we ever been under such a dire threat to destroy America as we are now with this election. A vote for Joe erases American history and resets life as we once knew it. America will no longer be the nation envied by the world that people dream to live. We have one choice - Trump. And we need to get rid of all the far left Democrats in Congress like Pelosi, Schumer, Shift, AOC, Feinstein, and others like them. Democrats have sold their souls to the UN and to WHO.

  • Stephen Russell

    08/16/2020 08:56 AM

    UAE treaty : Coming Tribulation, Israel signs treaty X & 666 arises etc for 7 years??

  • Virginia Griffin

    08/16/2020 08:16 AM

    Thank you for standing strong! Thank you for the beautiful scripture today! How well I know this......My husband passed a couple of months ago....during this "crisis". Not from covid, but a cancer (rare) he had battled for going on twelve years!! God is so Good!! But now he is with his Lord. There is sooo much hurt and hate in this world of ours.....we must pray and keep praying for it is Such a Priviledge to do so and to have been chosen to be born in this country by God. May we give Him all Glory and may we continue to reach out to those who don't yet know Him!! Thank you, Governor, for your part!! (we're originally from L.R., you know : ) 2 Tim. 1:7

  • JC Holland

    08/16/2020 08:11 AM

    Mike, I believe everything you said about the consequences in the upcoming election if Biden and his communist/socialist friend win. But, I don't think Americans' get it.

    My liberal friends refuse to watch Fox News or any other conservative leaning media. They have No Clue what is going on and what the democratic party really is these days.

    My conservative friends with kids in college and even into their late 30s who also refuse to watch or read any kind of conservative media have no idea what is really going on either. Many of my friends try to get their kids to at least watch it once a week for another perspective and they refuse.

    The MSM and education system has done such a great job of brainwashing these folks against our country and capitalism, which most have been successful working in, that they live in an alternate universe. The MSM now rarely shows much of President Trump's news conferences so even if these people watch MSM they get nothing but lies and twisted statements making conservatives and President Trump look like idiots. It's no wonder they still support the socialist democrat party, they don't know it is socialist now.

    Why would any Catholic person support the massive baby killing of the party they traditionally vote for? Why would any Jewish person support a party now filled with anti-semites? Why would any black, hispanic, asian, or indian person vote for a party that does nothing for their economic prospects for decades? Why would any sane American vote for a party supporting Marxist BLM and Antifa?

    Because they are spoon fed lies by the MSM and don't know any better. They also don't care to get informed, and MSM hides the truth.

    I am fearful that yes in general too many Americans' really are too stupid to get it. I am somewhat optimistic now that Franklin Graham has started running ads about all these kneelers and baby killers in a call to return to or find Christ. I hope he has a really strong plan to take this message into the black churches across America to impact and inform these voters.

    I can't find a single major sport now that does not encourage their players, coaches, etc. to kneel and or to publicly support the Marxist BLM organization. Even golf and tennis have now gone to the dark side. It's not very Christian of me, but I hope they all go broke.

  • Jerry Korba

    08/16/2020 07:09 AM

    As our Nation once touted as One Nation under God has disappeared little by little the results are evident and crystal clear the Leftist run states and cities do not view God the same way I do. Donald Trump is trying to get people back to the guidance of God in this Country. Churches and places of worship that are limited or shut down is not the answer shutting God out of the Peoples Life. God needs to be involved in the US citizens life, like Jesus no one can totally reenact HIM but take pieces of HIM and put HIS behavior in the United States citizen way of Life. If everyone acted a bit like HIM what a wonderful world our country will be again. MAGA denounce a Leftist and get back to church ignore the Leftist keeping you away.

  • Clyde W. Terrell

    08/16/2020 06:56 AM

    Your statement that "The conclusion is obvious: If you want someone to bring back law and order and economic growth, vote for Republicans. If you want someone to bring back typhus, vote for Democrats" would have been perfect without the reference to typhus.

    The short of it is, this is not an election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. It is strictly a choice between Republican or Democrat values and how they will affect our country.

  • Linda Olds

    08/16/2020 02:35 AM

    There is no choice for the presidential election this year: it's Trump for president. Anything else is unthinkable.
    Although many of the Republicans are not supportive of Trump, we need to elect/re-elect them too. We need a Republican Senate to ok as many judges as possible. We need a Republican House of Representatives, or there will be more impeachment hoaxes.

  • Elizabeth Floyd

    08/16/2020 02:25 AM

    In Portland people have used lasers to blind police, and not been caught and prosecuted.
    Portland does have brilliant people at the Casey Eye Institute, but I've not heard the latest status re these officers. Still there are more reports of lasers being used. Why aren't these people caught and punished? Why doesn't Mayor Ted Wheeler condemn this?
    And in Seattle, I hope Police Chief Carmen Best, whose last day is 9/2/2020, lands on her feet, and gets a better position somewhere. She should praised and highly regarded as she did a great job!!

  • Diane Comfort Rowlands

    08/16/2020 01:26 AM

    Thank you for the Bible verses. Inspiring.

  • Gregory McDowell

    08/16/2020 12:18 AM

    For the liberals out there.
    You may hate Trump, but he LOVES your liberties.
    You may like the Democrats, but they HATE your liberties.
    Choose wisely!

  • William Fuhrer

    08/16/2020 12:07 AM

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi should realize that the Democrats look bad in the negotiations. PROTECT and SERVE the PEOPLE

  • Cheryl Breon

    08/15/2020 11:31 PM

    It is discouraging to see some in our church family also think that mail-in voting is perfectly fine. And that Republicans are suppressing votes. Of course, I am sure they have heard that from the alphabet channels. And no pictures of America being burned to the ground, looted and raiding a Ronald McDonald house so they wouldn't believe me if I told them. So I don't bother. Save my breath. But I did talk to a co-worker today who is "black" (and other things he says) and he will vote Republican. He does not engage in group think. Whew. My other friend thinks the tribulation has already begun and has been in progress since March. Who knows? Only God. The good news is we won't have long to wait if that is true. We know who wins in the end, but, of course, we hate to see our children and grandchildren have to suffer. We don't care so much about ourselves. Another friend said they are planning to have "Covid houses" to send people to who have the virus (and if that's true, I am sure all conservatives will suddenly have the virus). Again, we have to hang on to the scriptures like the one you had for today.