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October 24, 2018
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Mail bombs

President Trump spoke out in blunt terms, condemning the rash of mailings of pipe bombs to prominent figures on the left, tweeting that “these cowardly actions are despicable and have no place in this country,” and vowing that federal law enforcement will take all appropriate actions to find whoever is responsible and hold them accountable to the full extent of the law.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-speaks-rash-suspicious-packages/

 

A reminder: this is hardly the first time Trump has spoken out loud and clear in condemning violence:

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/times-president-trump-expressly-condemned-acts-violence/

 

Other major GOP figures were also quick to condemn violence against their political opponents and call for the arrest and prosecution of whoever is behind it:

https://www.westernjournal.com/gop-quick-condemn-violence-deadly-packages-sent-obama-clinton/

 

For the record, that’s the appropriate response to any action, threat or encouragement to use violence against another American for expressing a political opinion. 

 

In the meantime, there’s yet another reason to be suspicious of the assumed rightwing origins of the sudden rash of pipe bombs mailings: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already firmly believes that Republicans are to blame.

 

Bear in mind, this is the same person who believes that Antifa are practicing “non-violent civil disobedience,” that the attacks on Republicans that have included physical assaults and the shooting near-death of Rep. Steve Scalise are “mischaracterized” as violence, that George Soros is a Holocaust survivor, and of course, that socialism works.  So naturally, she believes in “guilty until proven innocent” for Republicans and “innocent even when obviously guilty” for leftists.

 

Republicans, if you want to express your displeasure with that, go peacefully and vote.

 

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/311261/

 

 

MyFaithVotes.org

If you saw my TBN TV show last weekend -- and if you didn’t, (1.) Shame on you! and (2.) Watch it at https://watch.tbn.tv/huckabee/videos/huckabee-54 – you saw my interview with Jason Yates and Bishop Harry Jackson of MyFaithVotes.org.  With early voting already underway across the nation, they had some stunning statistics about the voting habits of Americans of faith.

 

For instance, did you know that despite the relentless targeting of religious freedom rights by the Obama Administration, Obama was reelected in 2012 by fewer than 5 million votes, while 25 million registered, committed Christians didn’t even bother to vote?  There are over 90 million committed Christians in the US.  Upwards of 15 million aren’t even registered to vote, and 25 million are registered but don’t exercise that right.

 

If every person of faith voted, there is hardly an election in America that they could not determine.  You don’t have to simply sit back and allow the government to trample all over your First Amendment rights.  As I also mentioned in my show’s monologue (see, you’ve really got to start watching every week!), when I was Governor of Arkansas, I would go into high schools and ask how many of the kids were interested in politics.  When only a couple of hands would go up, I’d say, “Great! In the name of safety, I’m planning to raise the age to get a driver’s license to 21, the legal drinking age to 25, and the age to date to 30.”  That would get their attention!  Then I’d explain that they couldn’t do a thing about it because they weren’t interested in politics, and politicians can do anything they want to people who don’t vote.  Only voters can hire and fire politicians.

 

Those high school kids immediately got the point.  Do you?  If so, then go to MyFaithVotes, where you’ll find everything you need to help you register (in some places, it’s still not too late), learn about the parties and candidates (no bias, just their platforms and records), and get to the polls.  Because if you don’t vote, you have no room to complain when the politicians target you.

 

http://www.myfaithvotes.org

 

 

Huck's Heroine 

Here's an amazing story of a Huck’s Heroine, Koeberle Bull of Lumberton.  As any mom would, she got upset when some crazy stranger on Facebook left threatening racist comments on a photo of her children.  But she didn’t just block him.  She had a “gut feeling” that something was wrong with that guy, and she went to work to find out more.  It wasn’t easy – he lived over 650 miles away in Kentucky and he’d blocked her from his Facebook account – but by contacting people with access to his page, she learned who he was and that he’d posted other disturbing messages and photos of himself holding a gun.

 

So Bull contacted local police, who to their great credit took her call seriously and went straight to his home to check it out.  They found in his possession “a firearm, over 200 rounds of ammunition, a Kevlar vest, a 100-round high capacity magazine and a detailed plan of attack” on a local school.

 

Some are calling Bull’s gut feeling “Divine intervention.”  I wouldn’t argue against it.  But let’s also give plenty of credit to her, for her dogged “mom’s intervention.”  She saw something, and she said something.  She didn’t stop digging even when it was inconvenient, and she likely saved countless lives.  Imagine what might have happened if the police and school officials in Parkland, Florida, had been as determined to protect children as she was.   

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/divine-intervention-nj-mom-reportedly-stops-would-be-school-shooter-650-miles-away/

 

Reader Comment Of The Day

 

From Ben T, in response to “20 Questions for Rod Rosenstein":  “A very funny approach to a serious problem.  I enjoyed it immensely.  Question 21:  Rod, do you prefer to resign or be fired?”

Mike:  Perfect.  That will be our bonus question for Mr. Rosenstein!

Stealing

In these days of political incivility, it’s common to hear of some political partisan stealing their opponents’ campaign materials and replacing them with their own.  But it isn’t often that you actually catch the candidate on camera, doing it herself.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-dem-candidate-caught-stealing-potential-voter/


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Does Obama deserve credit for the economy? No.

President Obama gave another of his trademark speeches Monday (he would be really rich if he could just trademark the words “I” and “me,” since he referred to himself 92 times during a 38-minute speech that was ostensibly about the Democrats’ Nevada Senate candidate.) 

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/obama-mentions-92-times-campaigning-fellow-democrat/

 

But the most remarkable thing about Obama’s campaign speeches is that he keeps taking credit for the strong economic growth that we’ve seen under President Trump. 

 

Obama told the cheering Democratic crowd, “When you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it.”  I don’t remember Obama launching any economic miracles, but I do remember him saying something that seems appropriate to quote back to him:  “You didn’t build that.”  He certainly didn’t build all those new trade deals or lay the foundation for all those manufacturing jobs coming back from overseas.  In fact, he scoffed at the very idea, saying those jobs were never coming back without a magic wand.

 

(Brace yourself, I’m about to start flinging some numbers.  I’ll try not to make this too painful.)

 

As Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow pointed out, “Under (Obama’s) stewardship, the so-called recovery was 2 percent average per year, which is really the worst…I believe, since the Depression.” He noted that GDP growth is already topping 4%, and that consumer and small business confidence numbers had been falling under Obama, and now they’re way up.

 

Despite warnings from liberals such as Paul Krugman that Trump’s win would spark a worldwide depression, the Dow gained over 250 points the day after Trump’s election and closed at a record high of 18,589.  It’s since set dozens of new records, and even after this past week’s volatility, it closed Tuesday at 25,191. 

 

From Oct. 31, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2016, America’s gross domestic product grew by $1.14 trillion.  The economic boat was managing to float and make a little headway, but it was still having to drag some heavy anchors.  Then from Oct. 31, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2018 (the latest date for which there are numbers), GDP grew by $1.78 trillion.  That’s nearly 44% higher growth in less than two years under Trump than in the last two years of Obama. 

 

Note that it usually takes a couple of years for a new President’s policies to start showing results.  It takes about a year just for Congress to pass them and for them to go into effect. Ronald Reagan inherited an economic mess that he eventually turned around, but the pain of the transition was still so bad two years in that Democrats won 27 seats in the 1982 election by blaming the bad economy on “Reaganomics.”  Reagan later quipped that they no longer called it Reaganomics now that it’s working.

 

So why did Trump’s policies start working so fast; in fact, before they even became law?  Contrary to Obama and his media acolytes’ claims, it was not because Obama’s genius set the stage for massive growth and job creation.  If so, then that would have kicked in years before.  It was because the US economy is so strong that all it took for it to take off like a rocket was for business people to realize that Obama’s policies were on the way out.  They felt as relieved and free as the Witch’s guards in “The Wizard of Oz” did once they realized she’d finally been melted.     

 

Simply knowing that the White House would be occupied by a business man and not by Hillary continuing and expanding Obama’s big government/high tax/heavy regulation/job killing agenda was like cutting the anchor rope on a boat whose throttle was already wide open and straining to charge ahead.  Certainly, Trump’s tax cut, trade deal renegotiations and slashing of regulations added fuel to the fire, but it was burning already, thanks to the assurance that Obama/Clinton policies were gone, daddy, gone.  People could finally spend capital on expansion instead of hoarding it in case of new taxes or regulations. They could hire more than 50 fulltime workers without being subjected to the crushing Obamacare mandates.  They could make plans to bring profits back from overseas to reinvest here without incurring massive double taxation.

 

This is why the current boom is not the result of Obama’s policies.  Claiming that is like an anchor taking credit for winning a boat race.  The major thing it contributed was no longer holding the boat back. 

 

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  • Firewagon

    10/28/2018 03:29 PM

    "The major thing it (Obama's anchor) contributed was...." being CUT loose!

  • carole braden

    10/26/2018 03:11 PM

    im in awe of ms bull and the disaster she undid wtg patriot

  • Jo Baskerville

    10/25/2018 07:03 PM

    I always appreciate your commonsense approach to politics and life in general. Your Saturday night show is the best way to end the week. God Bless you and your family!

  • Sheri Zillmer

    10/25/2018 03:03 PM

    As serious it is for anyone sending bombs in the mail I keep asking myself who could possibly benefit from this? And the answer keeps coming Only the democrats or a very deranged individual and I am having a hard time deciding which is which .

  • Maris Hodges

    10/25/2018 02:11 PM

    Do you think the Republican party is aware of the techies that are using technology to register voters? Unsolicited magazine "Wired" came to my home. The title that caught my eye---Flipping Texas--Can tech turn a red state blue? Jeremy Smith Co-founder of Register2vote. They lure voters in with technology, a fridge with Red Bull etc. and get them registered to vote. They are even going door to door. So many people are mere puppets anymore and have no clue what is going on in the World so many will be duped. The magazine doesn't have a month of publication. Tech For Campaigns another entity created an army of people with technical skills to help progressive political candidates. Now while I am typing all of this I believe the Lord is in control. He is coming sooner than most of us know and in the Bible it tells us that He is in control.

  • Vera Cleek

    10/25/2018 01:22 PM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee, Thank you for standing firm! You are one I think I would feel comfortable sitting down together to just talk about our faith in Jesus Christ. I love your TV program - it's the ONLY program I don't forward through commercials and can watch live. Sarah is enduring a tremendous challenge and you deserve an additional crown for raising such a strong and courageous daughter. We know we can believe everything you say and write. May God continue to bless your important work and family. Some day we will celebrate in Heaven together. Come Lord Jesus.

  • Cynthia Thorpe

    10/25/2018 12:40 PM

    About the mail bombs, I don't believe it is anyone associated with the right. My intuition says it may be one of the violent people associated with the left who has done the vile act. They have done so to try to keep everyone focused on that instead of other issues.

  • Gail L

    10/25/2018 09:13 AM

    So at the midnight hour for these November elections, a Supreme Court nominee was trashed using character assassination, our southern border is under invasion, bombs are at the doorsteps of noted liberals, and the stock market crashes. The only other factor that is usually in play when a conservative red wave is on the horizon is gas prices through the roof. Someone, somewhere on the blue team is not doing their job.

  • David Colonna

    10/25/2018 08:09 AM

    Good Morning Mike,
    Hope your doing well today. I honestly have this gut feeling the bomb threats are being orchestrated by Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi or one of the liberal Democrats trying to turn the Red wave back to a Blue Wave. I think the Democrats are so desparate to win they will do just about anything to get publicity and help to win elections. I just have this feeling and when I get these feelings I have mostly been correct.
    Dave

  • Amelia Little

    10/25/2018 05:07 AM

    As I was scrolling through the MSN contributions, there was the one that said schumer and pelosi didn't like President Trump's reaction to the bombs sent. I don't know what the heck they wanted, but I am sure, like when he offered the democrats more than they asked for DACA, it's a turn down because it comes from President Trump. And, as I think of all the left (politicians and msm people) carrying on, one might wonder--why would they not want the incidents investigate? Are they afraid of finding out for sure who is behind this? Hmmm??????

  • Amelia Little

    10/25/2018 04:05 AM

    Again, about 5 seconds of Hannity before I turned to Homicide Hunter. It was looney people saying that they'll believe President Trump's vow to investigate and prosecute whomever(s) is sending these pipe bombs--when he quits promoting violence in his speeches. I'm thinking that these people not only don't investigate what the real story is on the viral videos they play 24 hours a day (and never make a correction when an investigation shows there was more to the incident) they also don't listen to President Trump's speeches. Well, someone did, I guess, since they know his stance on getting to the bottom of the pipe bombs and powder substance, etc, but they must speak a different language than most of us to determine he promotes violence. It's the projection syndrome--that's what high-ranking Democrats do and what the msm applauds, so they say President Trump and the right are doing that. Without any evidence to support that, but, not necessary if the person is a conservative. Why don't they condemn the speeches of good ol' maxine, and booker, and hilary (okay, she didn't tell people to unpeacefully protest, but she didn't urge the mob left to stop, either, by saying things can only get civil if Democrats win the house.) And, I just smh and lol at the poor people on msm---crying to not call a mob a mob. I wonder what pc word they want people to use? Certainly they aren't dumb enough or blind enough to say they are peaceful protesters.

  • Hal Perry

    10/25/2018 03:04 AM

    Sirs,
    It looks as though the Dem's are doing everything that they can do to back President Trump and the GOP
    into a corner and make them look bad. They think that they have President Trump and the GOP backed
    into a corner that they can't get out of without looking heartless and cruel with the South American/Latino
    march and attack upon our border from Mexico. I certainly hope that there can be a resolution to this problem without bloodshed. But, this is an assault upon our nation and it's citizens and has to be dealt with
    as if it were an invasion by a foreign country which it is. I'm no scholar on the Constitution but without a
    border we are doomed, so the border and our citizens must be protected by any means possible including
    sending Guardsmen or the Army to deter any unauthorized entry. Even if this means armed defensive
    measures instructed to stop this invasion. Shoot if you must but remember that you are protecting your loved ones and our way of life, the same as in declared war.

  • Marti

    10/25/2018 03:03 AM

    I’m very sad about the bomb packages sent today. I’m equally sad that so many are blaming President Trump. Possibly, if these same people would have spoken up against all the confrontations we’ve witnessed against Republicans and the many many protests inciting mobs and very dangerous situations for conservatives this current situation could have been avoided!
    Praying that Christians all around our great country will be praying for wisdom President Trump and that our country will return to God!

  • Arlene Hurley

    10/25/2018 12:22 AM

    I really believe that the democrats are responsible for the mailing of the bombs. Remember none of the bombs exploded. Look at what they did with Justice Kavanaugh. They will do anything to stop the republicans from winning the election. The republicans have nothing to do with violence, the Dems have everything to do with violence. If it is not the Dems then it is a totally beserk person.

  • Bunny Douglas

    10/24/2018 10:20 PM

    In this day of technology why do we still have the horse and buggy approach to go from the primary to the actual election of Senators/Representatives. My eyeballs are literally rolling back in their sockets over all the mud slinging negativity from both sides. Enough already. From primary to election shouldn't take any longer than six weeks. I believe the stock market is down because people are treading water until the election is over. Which party will win? The party that intends to increase taxes or the party that intends to lower taxes. If the party that intends to lower taxes wins, I believe the stock market will set another high!

  • Maureen Innis

    10/24/2018 09:45 PM

    Re: Mail Bombs I can't believe the backlash against President Trump by the liberals saying his rhetoric is responsible for whoever mailed these packages. I wouldn't have enough space here to list all the Democrats' and liberals' (Am I saying the same thing twice?) violent talk and actions - remember the severed head?, Shakespeare in the Park, confrontations against Republicans commanded by members of the Democratic party, and acted upon in the past and recently, since President Trump won the election? Anyone remember Steve Scalise?- he almost died. The day of the attack on him, a news anchor from NBC said the attacker wasn't trying to kill anyone because "he was shooting low". Those were his exact, incredibly stupid words. The mail bombs might be an attempt to scare up some sympathy for the Democrats because they've blown (excuse the pun) the rest of their political lives by exposing who they really are, and I'm thinking it was orchestrated by the same, but that is only my speculation. The truth will come out. Mike, thanks for all you do. Yours is the first news I head to each day.

  • Dusty Hickey

    10/24/2018 09:39 PM

    Gov. See this today of bombs. Kind of interesting that most really did nothing to harm anyone Thank GOD! ALSO was this some kind of more of a warning from someone or some group? Real bombers know how to bomb. If terrorist they also know how? To say this is Pres Trump all his fault stinks to high heaven. No, I did not just fall off a turnip truck. Until we get real evidence then stop the blame game. They also have enough to go around per what they have allowed to go on like attacks in restaurants and other places and say okay allowed. We all are glad no one was hurt and why no doubt set up by an idiot .
    Take care.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    10/24/2018 09:34 PM

    I liked the " guards in the Wizard of Oz " line. Watch ( or-rewatch ) " A League of their Own " to hear Tom Hanks' " Wizard of Oz "... take ;-}

  • Helen Nees

    10/24/2018 09:23 PM

    I suspect a democrat sent these mail bombs. Wouldn't surprise me if Maxine Waters is behind these to make Trump look bad since the media is blaming him for sending these. They closed the big mail facility in LA today for a time. Note to Maxine Waters, "Be careful what you're ordering the public to do-it just might backfire on you" Maxine is safe-she lives in a big mansion in Hancock Park which isn't even in her district that she represents.

  • Alma June Youmans

    10/24/2018 09:13 PM

    Amen, amen. Amen

  • Angela Brandon

    10/24/2018 09:04 PM

    The Democrats behavior has been so over the top crazy that voters are disgusted. Therefore, in my opinion, the Democrats set up these hoax packages to make make their own behavior appear less abhorrent to voters.

  • Bonnie Reynolds

    10/24/2018 08:52 PM

    Obama should take credit for the increased hostility between people in our country and our lack of respect from the rest of the world. PERIOD

  • Steve McDonnough

    10/24/2018 08:46 PM

    The right condemns violence.
    The left promotes and physically engages in violence and mob actions.
    The right gets blamed for it.
    It would not surprise me to learn that radical liberals (Soros, maxine and Hilary come to mind) are behind the rash of bombs lately, just so they can blame conservatives.

  • Janet Stone

    10/24/2018 07:50 PM

    There is so much hypocrisy in politics that it's become so aggravating I can't stand to listen anymore. I wish I could tell them how I feel, but unfortunately I'm just one of the little people with just one vote.

  • Lori Norvitch

    10/24/2018 07:45 PM

    My first thought when I heard about the suspicious packages delivered to Obama, Clinton and other liberal leaders today was that the left was behind it, trying to make it appear that the right was to blame so the public would be more sympathetic toward the Democrats and possibly vote for them in the midterms. I know it's cynical to think this but, cognizant of their history of similar nefarious acts, I really wouldn't put it past them.