Morning Edition - March 27

March 27, 2020 |

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Today could be a high drama day in the House, as Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky is reportedly threatening to “go rogue” and hold up passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill. He and some other conservatives are angry that the Democrats managed to stuff so much irrelevant leftwing pork and government expansion into what is supposed to be a rescue bill for idled American workers and businesses. There are worries on both sides that Massie will prevent a quick voice vote and demand a full vote that would require members who are absent to travel back to Washington to form a quorum and cast votes.

Democrats are furious over the tactics and many Republicans are upset that their golden issue of Pelosi holding up the bill for a week while Americans suffered will now be overshadowed by one lone Republican holding it up. Look, I agree that there are many things in this bill that shouldn’t be there. Democrats tried to stuff it as full of leftist goodies as a piñata. Here’s just one example of the kind of irrelevant issues it lavishes money on that we’ll be discovering for months:

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With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee


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Tlaib gets a strong challenge

By Mike Huckabee

In less than two years in the House, Michigan Rep. Rashia Tlaib has “distinguished” herself as one of the most polarizing, divisive, leftist, foul-mouthed, anti-Semitic, Israel-bashing figures in public life. Like other members of the so-called “Squad,” she also seems intent on promoting herself as a national rabble-rouser with little thought for the needs of the people back in Detroit whom she’s supposed to be representing.

While there’s no hope that a Republican could unseat her in that safe blue district, here’s a sign that the folks back home might be fed up with having a combative media hog instead of a Representative. A more centrist Democrat, former Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, just announced that she’s challenging Tlaib for her seat in the Democratic Primary. This isn’t just a quixotic longshot: Tlaib beat Jones by only about 1,000 votes in 2016 in a race that was split six ways, and this race will be split only two ways.

For perspective, that means that Tlaib got into office with only 27,841 people voting for her and 61,440 against. If Jones can just pick up all the “nays" on Tlaib, it will be a landslide win for her and for America. Tlaib will have to convince all her voters plus about 17,000 more who voted against her last time that she’s been doing a bang-up job of representing them and deserves reelection. I’d wish her good luck with that, but I believe it’s a sin to lie.

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I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi will call the House back into session tomorrow for a vote on the coronavirus relief bill, once again delaying urgently-needed aid to Americans to give House members 24 hours to look it over. So Obamacare we had to hurry and pass now and find out what's in it later, but this can wait.

https://washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/house-wont-vote-2-trillion-rescue-plan-until-thurs/

Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA makes the great observation that since Pelosi impeached Trump for allegedly delaying needed aid to Ukraine, shouldn't she (and I would add all Democrats who threatened delays, including Bernie Sanders and AOC) be impeached for repeatedly delaying urgently-needed aid to Americans?

https://www.westernjournal.com/kirk-delaying-ukraine-aid-impeachable-pelosi-delaying-american-aid-impeachable/

Incidentally, Charlie Kirk was my guest last weekend on "Huckabee" on TBN. If you missed it (and you have no excuse, because I know you were home), you can see it here:

https://youtu.be/UwgMmjZyDM0

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Great Point: Stephen Green of PJ Media points out that Joe Biden is flailing President Trump for not curing a pandemic fast enough, yet it took him and his campaign team four days to set up a lousy, gaffe-filled videoconference from his house. Green also describes how insanely easy it is to do videoconferences these days, because he does them himself with an iPhone, $225 worth of equipment and five minutes of set-up time, and as he puts it, he’s “an untrained monkey.” Maybe the Democrats should draft one of those as a Presidential candidate. He’d probably have better ideas than the Green New Deal.

https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/joe-biden-took-four-days-to-set-up-a-lousy-videoconference-and-i-didnt-even-get-a-t-shirt/

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Because even in a life-or-death crisis, divisive identity group politics is all some people have, one leftist writer claimed that America’s response to the coronavirus “is a natural consequence of white supremacy.” Meanwhile, a feminist Senator in Australia claimed that since more women work in health care and cleaning jobs, they face a disproportionate risk of infection, therefore, the COVID-19 (Chinese) virus “is a gendered crisis.”

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/03/25/women-hardest-hit-australian-senator-wants-to-remind-us-all-that-covid-19-is-a-gendered-crisis/

Considering that so far, the virus has killed far more men than women, wouldn’t it be more accurate to call it a feminist virus?

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Laughing through the darkness: A couple of brave Hollywood celebrities put out videos making fun of their famous peers for trying to show how they “feel our pain” by singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” while suffering self-quarantining inside the walls of their massive mansions.

https://www.westernjournal.com/watch-ryan-reynolds-hilariously-mock-celebrities-coronavirus-virtue-signaling-viral-video/

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  • Janice Pippen

    03/29/2020 11:50 AM

    Governor Huckabee,
    There have been conflicting stories as to actually what was in the bill. Would you please get us accurate information?
    Janice Pippen

  • Richard Volk

    03/28/2020 09:31 AM

    Mike, what is your take on the country's debt? I am no economist, however, it appears to me
    that you have to have some backing for our money and you can only go so far before the
    economic structure crumbles. We need some back bone for someone to start getting backing
    to do away with government agencies that they can and use the money to do away with the
    debt, making the government smaller and turning what is left to the States where they should
    have been to begin with. MAYBE you have a better idea so it should be implemented !!!!
    There is no one as "honest" as you, and is a burden for your big shoulders. Get your daughter
    together and do what needs to be done.......Thank you very much, R V

  • Marion Baddorf

    03/27/2020 03:05 PM

    Today Bible verse is my life verse.
    Thanks

  • james randolph

    03/27/2020 01:34 PM

    Hey Mike -
    Here is a link to a 90 second blog by Alister Begg, Truth for Life, Parkside Church ..
    https://blog.truthforlife.org/in-difficult-times-what-are-we-to-do
    ...
    "...Throughout history, Christians have played an essential role in times of trial. It's a role we can play today as we care for others during this pandemic and its aftereffects...."

  • Darlene F. Donston

    03/27/2020 01:19 PM

    Nancy Pelosi is the one who should be IMPEACHED! Or be FORCED to retire!

  • Linda Orf

    03/27/2020 01:10 PM

    I agree with that awesome proposal to impeach every single one of the congressmen/women who hold up the passing of this urgently needed aid to American citizens. I second the motion! ??

  • Greg Dawson

    03/27/2020 12:30 PM

    Hi Mike,

    I want this bill to pass as quickly as possible, but I kind of side with Republican Rep. Thomas Massie. We've seen small amounts of garbage Pelosi packed in the bill, 25 million for the Kennedy center, propping up PBS etc., but I'm sure that's just the tip of the iceberg. As the old witch taught us, passing a bill to find out what's in the bill is a bad plan. I am scared to death to find out what else is in it and I am damn sure not willing to pass it to find out.

    We did that with Obamacare and it bankrupted me. Pelosi has got to go. She is a bane on our existence. If this bill were simply what is necessary to prop up small businesses and their employees, it would still be a giant burden on an already huge national debt. Packing it with pork is seriously adding to the injury that those of us who actually pay taxes must bear.

    Then there's the loosening of illegal immigration restrictions and money for non citizens, power lost for conservatives, power gained by Democrats all packed in this bill. I really fear if this is passed now, the way it is, it's going to bite us in the ass harder than having to wait a few more days to get it right.

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/27/2020 12:18 PM

    Thank you

  • Dr. Herb Marlow

    03/27/2020 11:54 AM

    We hear a lot of numbers telling us how many people in the U.S. are stricken with China Virus, but how about those that have recovered? Perhaps I've missed it, but I haven't seen that number.
    God bless

  • Stephen Russell

    03/27/2020 11:11 AM

    CV 19 virus +:
    Empty colleges due to online Ed
    End College Indoc
    Home schooling expands
    Reuse idle colleges for: housing, medical, services, Voc/Tech Ed, Innovation.
    Telework
    Remote work.
    Force colleges to endowments, Yale has 41B endowment.
    colleges merge?
    More needed courses estd.
    Less dining out?
    Retrain industries for new jobs,
    Post Virus
    800K jobs from RX being made in the US