Evening Edition - October 1

October 1, 2018

Response to comments on "mistaken identity" and suggested reading for Senators

The responses keep pouring in on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, most recently regarding my “mistaken identity” commentaries.  To allay concerns that reader comments might just be going into the void, let me say that, no, they are most assuredly not. It’s impossible to answer each one personally, but they are read and are important to me.

Some readers thought I was much too easy on Dr. Ford, as they had concluded she was deliberately lying her head off during last Thursday’s Senate hearings.  Of course, she may have been doing that very thing, though we must remember that none of us can be (to use the phrase of the moment) “100 percent sure.”  It’s also possible that she believes what she was saying.  Democrats desperate to keep Kavanaugh off the Court are certainly not above coaching their emotionally fragile witness (who 100 percent did not want to be there; thanks, Sen. Feinstein) and even using hypnosis and the power of suggestion to make sure a “memory” remains embedded in her hippocampus so it will hold up under cross-examination –- which, sadly, she didn’t even get from the horrendously inadequate questioner.  For people who, after listening to Dr. Ford, think it’s probable that she was genuinely harmed by...someone...during her teenage years, mistaken identity is one way of reconciling the “100 percent” certainty of the accuser with the “100 percent” certainty of the accused.



I’ll offer up, in slightly edited form, the comments from reader Ronald L, Ph.D.:

“Malleability of human memory is proven fact.  Dr. Loftus is best known for her ground-breaking work on the misinformation effect and eyewitness memory and the creation and nature of false memories, including recovered memories of (childhood) sexual abuse.  The misinformation effect paradigm demonstrated that the memories of eyewitnesses are altered after being exposed to incorrect information about an event through leading questions or other forms of post-event information, and that memory is highly malleable and open to suggestion.  The misinformation effect became one of the most influential and widely known effects in psyc­hology, 

“It was possible to implant false memories for entire events that had never taken place.  Some recovered memories might in fact be false memories, created by the suggestive techniques used by some therapists.  “Imagination inflation” refers to the finding that imagining an event which never happened can increase confidence that it actually occurred. This effect is relevant to the study of memory and cognition, particularly false memory.  “Imagination inflation” is one way that techniques intended to retrieve repressed memories by way of recovered memory therapy may lead to the development of false or distorted memories.”

Thanks, Dr. L.  And another thank-you goes to reader Barbara V, who was reminded by the the refrain that “all women must be believed” of a similar crazy time in the 1980s when the same was said about children.  Remember the case of the McMartin preschool, whose teachers and administrators were frantically accused of Satanic ritual abuse of children?  The stories were wild and grotesque, like the gang-rape stories that are being told about Kavanaugh.   But we were repeatedly told that “children never lie” until it became a mantra.  Children do lie, quite a lot, and to recognize that fact is not to care any less about the horrible reality of child abuse.  The McMartin case is a real-world example of mass social hysteria that ruined scores of people’s lives, similar to what we’re seeing now with the women crying and screaming on the elevator in front of Rep. Jeff Flake, in a surreal moment that really did play like a scene from “The Crucible.”  I won’t go into a lot of detail here about the McMartin case, but in case your memory is hazy (ha), this article will refresh it.  From 2015, it refers to a book about the case by Richard Beck, entitled “WE BELIEVE THE CHILDREN --- A Moral Panic In The 1980s.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-fueled-the-child-sex-abuse-scandal-that-never-was

A couple of readers mentioned the work of French developmental psychologist and researcher Jean Piaget.  I did a little research and found that a central theme of his studies was that the child’s mind works differently than the adult’s, that we grow in cognitive skill (in other words, reason) and ability to manage our environment as we mature and experience life.  Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Dr. Ford struck many observers as extremely childlike in her manner.  To many, she seemed stuck in adolescence.  In fact, many of the boomer-age women who wrote to me about this could not believe she hadn’t been able to more forward in the approximately 36 years it has been since the event allegedly occurred.  Quite a few of them had experienced much worse than the clumsy scenario Dr. Ford recalls today, and they could remember details quite vividly.  In general, women of this generation, who worked hard in the early days of feminism to be taken seriously as mature professionals who can take care of themselves thank-you-very-much, are dismayed by the current portrayal of women as helpless, immature and unstable.  Tammy Bruce, a favorite radio host and commentator who appears often on FOX News, calls this “the infantilization of women.”  How ironic that in 2018, it’s the left that insists on depicting women this way.

The bright side of this (if we’re forced to somehow come up with one) is that we all get to become psychology experts now.  Judge Jeanine Pirro offers us our word of the day:  “confabulation.”  In psychology, this refers to a memory error defined as the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive.  According to Wikipedia, people who confabulate are “generally very confident about their recollections, despite contradictory evidence.”  I would add that a lot of them are “100 percent sure.”

As long as we’re talking about recommended reading material, I have some for every Republican member of the Senate, especially Jeff Flake and the few others who feel compelled to wait for still more “investigation.”  Andrew C. McCarthy, one of our go-to legal experts, explains exactly what is going on with this new delaying tactic.  He knows the score and minces no words.  You Republican senators who have spent any time dealing with Democrats in Congress and/or the Senate should know it by now as well, but some of you apparently have a learning disorder.  Read this now.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/republicans-should-not-have-delayed-the-kavanaugh-vote/

UPDATE: 

Danger, danger, Will Robinson!!  The President had better take McCarthy's warning seriously, too.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/409300-white-house-authorizes-fbi-to-expand-kavanaugh-investigation-report

 

Hypocritical liberals

Liberals: “Believe all women who make claims of sexual assault!  Unless they’re Republican women, then viciously mock, belittle and deride them!”  (And no, for once, this doesn’t involve Bill Clinton.)

https://lidblog.com/kellyanne-conway-hypocritical-liberals/

 

 Sick cartoon

Remember the Obama maxim for the left, that “when they go low, we go high”?  Can we all now finally agree that that’s complete garbage, having seen them in the past week go lower and lower, until they reach this editorial cartoon that proves they've gone lower than an earthworm in a limbo contest?

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/when-they-came-for-kavanaugh-kid-chris-britt/

 

 

 A New Trade deal with Mexico and Canada

Despite his tough talk about Canada last week (or maybe because of it - Art of the Deal!), President Trump has reached an agreement with Canada to create a new trilateral trade agreement with Mexico, replacing NAFTA with a free trade treaty that’s more advantageous to the United States. This fulfills another one of Trump’s signature campaign promises, one that his critics claimed he wasn’t serious about and would never accomplish (or would crash the economy trying to accomplish).  To make it even more head-explodingly infuriating for Never Trumpers, his top advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, whom they love to sneer at, reportedly was instrumental in keeping the talks going with Canada and securing the deal.

This new deal is called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or “USMCA.”  Among its provisions: Canada will open its milk market to US farmers, Trump’s auto tariffs won’t apply to cars made in Mexico or Canada, and more car and truck parts will be made in North America.  It will also be interesting to hear liberals come up with some way to denounce a deal that makes sure most auto workers earn at least $16 an hour (three times the current going wage in Mexico), improves labor and environmental rights, strengthens intellectual property protections and makes it harder for investors to fight government decisions in Canada and Mexico.  But I have faith that they’ll find something to whine about. They always do.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/01/us-canada-mexico-just-reached-sweeping-new-nafta-deal-heres-whats-it/

 

If the Democrats win...

Democrats already assume they’re going to be voted back into power in November so that they can ramp up their various witch hunts and reprisals against their enemies, and reinstate the same failed policies that resulted in eight years of stagnant growth, slow job creation and rising threats from abroad. (By the way, the New York Times finally noticed that the US had a “mini-recession” in 2016 that especially harmed the energy, agricultural and manufacturing sectors and that “many missed” – well, Trump didn’t miss it, but Hillary did):

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/upshot/mini-recession-2016-little-known-big-impact.html

I don’t know why Democrats think Americans want all that misery back with a side order of hatred and bile, but in case you’re flirting with voting for them, consider this: 

The November election isn’t just another election.  It marks the halfway point since Trump’s election.  Nothing the Democrats predicted - worldwide depression, stock markets crashing, nuclear wars, immigrants put into concentration camps, governing like he’s “literally Hitler!” – has come to pass.  Even though Trump’s had less than one-half of one term with a Republican House and marginally Republican Senate, and still hasn’t been able to get Congress to give him some of what he promised (Obamacare repeal, a border wall, etc.), he’s been able to check off an astonishing number of campaign pledges.  Trade deals are being renegotiated in our favor, ISIS has lost 98% of its territory, growth is nearly three times what it was when Obama left office, jobless claims are at their lowest in half a century, Iran is on the ropes and North Korea is literally sending him love letters.

But, but…Trump is just so darn unpresidential when he tweets!

I’m reminded of what Abe Lincoln said when someone complained about General Grant’s drinking.  He said to find out what Grant was drinking and send a barrel of it to all his generals.   

 

 

Due Process For Me, But Not For Thee:  

Rep. Maxine Waters is outraged over a story that some edits on Wikipedia that deliberately exposed the home addresses of Republican Senators were traced to someone in her office.  On Saturday, she put out this statement:

“Lies, lies, and more despicable lies. I am utterly disgusted by the spread of the completely false, absurd, and dangerous lies and conspiracy theories that are being pedaled by ultra-right wing pundits, outlets, and websites who are promoting a fraudulent claim that a member of my staff was responsible for the release of the personal information of Members of the United States Senate on Wikipedia. This unfounded allegation is completely false and an absolute lie.”

As you can imagine, this got a chorus of horse laughs on Twitter.  The responses practically wrote themselves:  Wait, so now people are innocent until proven guilty again, or is that just for your staff?  Whatever happened to “We must believe the accuser”?  And doesn’t that furious response to being falsely accused prove that Maxine doesn’t have the temperament to be a member of Congress?

Of course, they’re not really serious about that.  Maxine Waters proved she doesn't have the temperament to be a member of Congress long ago.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/09/29/lets-apply-the-new-rules-to-rep-maxine-waters-angry-denial-that-a-staffer-of-hers-doxxed-gop-senators

 

 

The Democrats have made it abundantly clear that they have nothing but contempt for the idea of “making America great again,” having first argued that it was un-American to suggest that it wasn’t already great, then argued that it’s never been great.  But lately, it’s becoming obvious that many of them think the only way to make America great is to turn it into Cuba or Venezuela. But they might not realize just how bad that kind of lunacy sounds to immigrant and minority voters who came to America to escape those socialist paradises.

Here are two examples, both must-reads for your Monday.  Helen Raleigh, who came to America from Communist China, has written an article on how to successfully debate a “Democratic” Socialist.  It provides answers to their ludicrous claims about how this is a new, pain-free form of socialism, complete with examples and quotes that definitively disprove their most popular claims and show that virtually every failed socialist system starts with the same happy talk promises, then quickly runs out of other people’s money, and once the public starts complaining, down comes the hammer of oppression. 

My favorite quote:  Adding the adjective “Democratic” to socialism is “like trying to put lipstick on a pig, although it’s not fair to pigs to compare them to socialism.”

http://thefederalist.com/2018/09/28/heres-successfully-debate-democratic-socialist/

And then there’s this, which I sincerely hope is a sign that the Democrats’ slash/burn/destroy campaign against Brett Kavanaugh is blowing up in their faces.  It’s an article written under an assumed name due to an understandable fear of retaliation from “tolerant” liberals (I use those quotation marks the same way I do for “Democratic” Socialists).  It's by a Latino writer who fled to the US from a nation that was taken over by a military coup.  He notes that he twice voted for Obama, never even considered voting for Trump, but now plans to vote straight Republican because the behavior he saw from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee was a chilling echo of what he’d seen in his former homeland, where the leaders stopped at nothing to destroy anyone who stood between them and power.  His writing is both eloquent and terrifying.  Here’s a brief sample:

“We saw the devastation that comes to a society when men of power believe their political objectives so justified that they are willing to pursue them by any means necessary. In the eyes of those men of power, we could see the deadening of souls that occurs when a man’s perceived benevolence blinds him to his own tyranny…During the Kavanaugh hearings, I saw that same look in the eyes of Senate Democrats…

A mentor once told me, when discussing how to respond to inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace, ‘You promote what you permit.’ If Democrats are allowed to delay this nomination and the elections in 2018 and 2020 benefit them, both Republicans and Democrats for a generation will have learned that the American people prefer to be ruled by tyrants that punish their enemies instead of representatives in a republic who adhere to the rule of law.”

I hope that excerpt alone will make you want to click the link and read more. This write-up has a link to the original essay in the Federalist, along with information on the #WalkAway march in Washington on October 26-28, where fellow former Democrats who still hold traditional liberal values will express their disgust at what the bullying, censorious, “seize power at all costs” Democratic Party has become.  I like to take any opportunity to promote that rally because social media sites seem to be doing everything in their power to prevent you from knowing about it.   

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/anti-trump-latino-switches-party/

 

 

 

 ACLU change

The ACLU has apparently gone the same way as the SPLC, taking what was once a respectable organization that safeguarded civil rights and flushing its reputation down the toilet by warping it into a tool of leftist partisanship.

The first sign that the ACLU’s commitment to its mission was crumbling came after the deadly clashes between white supremacists and protesters in Charlottesville.  The group was criticized for defending the alt-right’s right to assemble and speak, with some groups and leaders resigning. So while ACLU leaders denied that they would no longer defend “offensive” speech, they said they would no longer defend the speech of any group that insisted on carrying guns. That raised the thorny question of why they would defend someone’s First Amendment rights only if he didn’t assert his Second Amendment rights. 

But I think we can now lay to rest the argument over whether the ACLU has sold out its mission of defending civil rights, after the group officially came out in opposition to the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh based solely on an unproven allegation. 

ACLU President Susan Herman announced that the group was taking this unprecedented stand because “As a nonpartisan organization (!), the ACLU does not oppose Judge Kavanaugh based on predictions about how he would vote as a Justice. We oppose him in light of the credible allegations of sexual assault against him.”  She added, “The standard for such an appointment should be high, and the burden is on the nominee.”

So it’s now official: America’s leading organization in defense of individual civil rights has just defined an allegation with no evidence or details and that is denied by all the named witnesses to be “credible” and declared that that alone is enough to presume the accused guilty until he meets the burden of proving himself innocent.  I don’t think you could create a sentence that contradicts more basic due process rights if you tried. And that’s the official stance of today's "American Civil Liberties Union."  At least, that's what ACLU used to stand for.  Maybe it's now "All Civil Liberties Undermined."

Someone order up a tombstone to mark the death of the ACLU’s credibility.  Maybe we could get a 3-for-1 discount if we ordered it at the same time as tombstones for the SPLC’s and the Democratic Party’s credibility. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/aclu-breaks-policy-come-kavanaugh/

 

 New allegations

One of those “new allegations” that Democrats are demanding the FBI spend taxpayer money investigating was an anonymous letter sent to Sen. Cory Gardner from someone claiming that he saw a drunken Brett Kavanaugh shove his girlfriend against a wall in an aggressive sexual way in 1998, although the letter had no name or return address and didn’t include the names of the sender or the alleged victim.

Well, luckily for Democrats, Kavanaugh’s girlfriend from 1998 has come forward voluntarily.  Except she’s not telling the story they hoped for.  At the time, he was dating Dabney Friedrich, who is currently a federal judge.  She called the claim “both offensive and absurd,” adding, “At no time did Brett ever shove me against a wall, including in an ‘aggressive and sexual’ manner. When we dated, Brett always treated me with the utmost respect, and we remain friends to this day. I have never observed (nor am I aware of) Brett acting in a physically inappropriate or aggressive manner toward anyone.”

That utter lack of evidence and adamant denial from the alleged victim can mean only one thing: we need an even more thorough FBI investigation!  While they’re at it, maybe the Democrats should demand that the FBI investigate that poor Nigerian prince who keeps emailing them for help getting his fortune out of the country.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/kavanaughs-ex-girlfriend-erupts-offensive-absurd-new-allegations/  

 

Today’s “Fake News” Item:  

“Journalists” from such outlets as the Nation, MSNBC, the Washington Post, Vox and others retweeted a claim that Senate Republicans pulled the female prosecutor after she determined that Brett Kavanaugh was lying.  The story was attributed to the Wall Street Journal, but none of the “professional journalists” who retweeted it bothered to check that.  It was a completely fake story that never ran in the WSJ.  I guess it was just too good to waste time checking to see if was true.  That seems to be a recurring theme in a lot of Brett Kavanaugh news. 

https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/09/28/journalists-made-a-damaging-kavanaugh-story-go-viral-but-it-was-too-good-to-be-true

 

One year ago

Today (October 1st) marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, the worst mass shooting in US history, where a sniper firing from the windows of the Mandalay Bay Hotel killed 58 people at a country music concert below before turning his gun on himself. 

Tonight will bring the rarest of sights, when the blinding marquees along the Las Vegas Strip will be dimmed at 10:01 p.m. to mark the exact moment the shooting began.  But even after a year of investigations, there is still no explanation for why the killer did it, and authorities admit that there likely never will be.  There can be no rational explanation for inexplicable evil, although the first step would be to admit that evil really does exist.  One year ago, we got irrefutable proof of that. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/vegas-shooting-city-remembers/

 

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  • Danna R Shirley

    10/03/2018 07:21 PM

    DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR:
    "Shirley Temple's bitter ex-husband tried to derail her appointment to a diplomatic post by calling her 'emotionally unstable' during her FBI background check. John George Agar told an agent in 1969 to think twice because Temple would 'overreact if she didn't get her way'. He also said that her mother had wrecked their marriage because she interfered in their affairs too much. His efforts were unsuccessful as dozens of other people including Ronald Reagan came to Temple's defense and called her a 'very courageous woman of the highest morals'."
    Found on: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3049638/Shirley-Temple-s-bitter-ex-husband-tried-sabotage-political-career-nominated-ambassador-Ronald-Reagan-ride-rescue-secret-FBI-files-reveal.html

  • Tommie Houser

    10/03/2018 09:29 AM

    I agree with Senator Graham’s statement “ we are watching the destruction of The
    U.S. Senate”,and would go further to say I would include, the destruction of America America is more important than a red Solo Cup , thrown ice thirty plus years ago,
    Any Political Correctness ,or even sexual misconduct especially when unsubstantiated . It use to be that an accused , has to be proven guilty.
    President Obama and HRC , when given there is creditable evidence that the
    Lyibian Ambassador And Americans Died as a direct result of THEIR inaction and
    Then THEY LIED about Bengasia. People died and they get a free pass. What about Fast and Furious ? What about The Proof of The Democrats and Corruption and HRC attempting to STEAL an Election. Please pray that America CAN and will be Saved !

  • David Colonna

    10/03/2018 01:03 AM

    Mike,
    I would like to request all your great Christians pray for us (a group of 9 of us with Maasay Yahdav) who are in Israel serving God's people with humanatarian goods and service projects for children, Holocaust survivors and the less fortunate people from all nationalities living here who are less fortunate. Thank you our great friend. Mike Huckabee for President in 2024....

  • Jack Perry

    10/02/2018 03:45 PM

    The first time I saw Sarah doing a news conference, before I knew she was your daughter, I thought she was outstanding at her job and handled the press better than anyone except maybe her boss. I liked her that much more when I found out you were her Dad because I've been a fan of yours for many years. God bless you Sir!

  • SHARON MCCARTHY

    10/02/2018 03:27 PM

    The "Demoncrats" need to be voted out of office, period!!! Some of them have been there for over 30 years or more; time to go! They have no message or any interest in America or its citizens; all they want is POWER, raise taxes, demolish ICE and have no borders (so the illegals can vote for them); basically go back to the Obmummer years and they are determined to get it by any means possible and necessary and, by any cost! As for the disgusting behavior of all of them ripping apart and destroying a decent man and his family is beyond despicable! Jesus says, "judge not lest ye be judged"! They need to clean up their own back yard before falsely accusing and pointing a finger (3 fingers are pointing back at them) at an innocent man!! The Republicans need to get a spine and stand up to those whose theme song is to delay, delay, delay! However, I must say the only Republican who demonstrated having a spine was Sen. Graham, when he ripped into the "Demoncrats" at the end of the "circus" hearings. God bless him for saying what he did!! How any of the" Demoncrats" and some weak, spineless Republicans can sleep at night is beyond comprehension and the next day look in the mirror and spew self-righteous accusations and tossing out the window the basic right of due process all because the accuser must be believed!! Seriously people!!?? This whole scenario is based on the absolute hate of our President (who by the way is exposing them for who they really are plus he can't be bought, so the Left is mad as hell) and it's beyond appalling! Never in my lifetime have I ever witnessed such out and out hate and atrocity (I remember the Clarence Thomas hearings and that was bad but this, this makes me not want to admit I'm an American citizen!!)! If the "Demoncrats" are voted back into power this November, we're toast!! You can kiss our democracy good bye along with the rest of freedoms we currently are blessed to have! There will be more lawlessness, more hate, more bigotry and anarchy! America, WAKE UP!! The donkey and the elephant won't help; America needs to turn back to the Lamb who is our only hope of restoration and survival! !

  • Gary L Koch

    10/02/2018 02:24 PM

    Two comments. This alleged (made up story of assault) happened when the good Dr. was 15 years old. Why pray tell was she a 15 year old at a party where lots of alcohol was readily available? I thought the drinking laws prevented such abuses. There was obviously no adult supervision i.e. parents, around.
    Second, the ACLU had lost its way a long time ago when judges started inventing meanings of certain words and phrases, as in the 1st Amendment "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Don't know how they legal system can misinterpret this statement. I feel since I do not possess the gift of time travel so I can query the authors, I must accept the sentence as written, without any more presumption another meaning is hidden within.

  • Carol Cordier

    10/02/2018 10:33 AM

    I keep trying to change my neighbors mind but to no avail so far. They are the only Democrats we know! I will keep trying!!!

  • Danna R Shirley

    10/02/2018 07:45 AM

    Please consider donating to my candidate CHARLOTTE BERGMANN running against STEVE COHEN. We are receiving no financial help from the RNC. electbergmann.com
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  • Jerry Korba

    10/02/2018 07:13 AM

    Mike Does feeling sorry for a person out weigh the facts of someones agenda, in the case of Ford where facts of her allegation do not exist. How does this see the light. Not only does this expose the fact what I thought innocence until proven guilty did not apply here, we have lawmakers in this country disregard this. Why are these senators able to get away with this? Being immorally indecent is an individual choice these senators must be held to uphold the law to allow a hearing that I witness with Judge K in my view lawless. The mirror reflects skinny, fat, tall, short , bald, men, women's traits these senators that opposed Judge K's nomination reflects the hate these people have for America. I can not see how these indecent lowlife live with themselves; how do they escape from themselves every day they wake up look in the mirror and say another horrible day 24 hours of toxic behavior I will along with Judge K's daughter say a prayer for them. This group do we really need them on this Earth can we we live a bit better without them? Lets start a fund to get them on their way to Mars 1 way do not return! Keep them safe they should have a colony of their own. PS I just don't like them
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  • Eddie Byrn

    10/02/2018 02:19 AM

    Re: Judge Kavanaugh - Cliff Kincaid of renewamerica.com has comments about Kavanaugh that cast great doubt on his suitability as a Supreme Court justice. I urge you to read his comments and check it out. Personally, I would like to have another justice more like Scalia (since the likes of Bork seem to be in short supply). In short, I want an originalist Constitutionalist above any other consideration.

  • April Featherkile

    10/02/2018 01:08 AM

    Judge Pirro had a New York prosecutor on her show who said that any information gained through hypnosis is inadmissible and that was determined by a high court. The subjects are placed in a state of great influence by the therapist and surroundings. Why was not the therapist questioned? Imagination inflation i a recognized reality and up to 75% of old cases of abuse etc. are proven wrong. A 17 year old is considered a child with an immature brain--dumb, immature teens in college can hardly be blamed for stupid (non criminal) hijinks that will ruin a future successful doctor, teacher, scientist, businessman. This witch hunt has got to stop. Brett Kavenaugh cannot be blamed for every sexual assault encountered over the last 40 years. The Dims created 2 victims here. I can't drink her kool-aide either.

  • Elaine Liming

    10/01/2018 11:06 PM

    Thank You for a wonderful list of news and commentaries. I have read the commentaries and agree with what the women have stated. However Mr. McCarthy has the right answer----this is a lesson in Democratic Delay----Republican Senators do need a lesson in Civics 101--- as a voter I think it is time for a new amendment to our Constitution "that anyone who wants to be elected to Congress must take this course and pass with a A+ or he or she can not serve the people of the US." This committee would give Mother Theresa the energy to quote scripture; move away from me Satan. If this committee thinks we voters are happy how they don't understand the job at hand and all these delays, they will be surprised when we vote in November.

  • Chuck Walter

    10/01/2018 10:50 PM

    What would happen if I claimed Diane Feinstein groped me in 1999, besides being thrown in a padded cell?

  • Michael Galloway

    10/01/2018 10:04 PM

    It would be very nice if Andrew McCarthy had some pull and could have his article placed in the hands of every Republican and the President. Because McCarthy is right on with his opinion of the tactic of the Democrats to delay, delay and delay. More and more people or alleged witnesses (paid off by the Demon Rats) will continue to come out of the woodwork. The political party of the Demon Rats (formerly Democrats) is such a disgusting sleazy political party that will stoop to anything to delay, lie, create scandal . . . and the list goes on and on. There are not perfect Republicans and some of them are questionable, but certainly appears that this deep corrupt sickening swamp is made of of most former and current Democrats. They do not have the best interest of America or Americans in mind, only their own agenda of control, manipulation and changing this country to suit their left agenda and goals. Remember that on November 6th when voting. I hope the Republican party wakes up real quick before they lose to the despicable agenda and tactics of the Dems. Our nation cannot ever afford again to allow the Democrats to be in control of the House, Senate or White House. It would be nothing less than devastation for our country!!! I hope and pray that Republicans, conservatives, patriots, evangelicals and Christians do not stay home and not go vote on November 6th. In the short term I hope and pray that if Judge Kavanaugh is of the good and ethical character that he is (no matter what happened in H.S.) that despite all the evil attempts to destroy him and despite the tactics of the Democrats, that he indeed, by the orchestrated action of God, place him on the Supreme Court.

  • Donna L Yates

    10/01/2018 09:57 PM

    Everyone keeps referring to the Democratic Party or the Democratic Socialists. There is no Democratic Party there is a Democrat Party and a Republican Party. There used to be an Independent Party but it is long gone.
    We have a Democracy government. However, in a Democracy you have people you can vote for from any party who are suppose to uphold the Constitution which is the laws of the land. We also have representatives who are in office to represent us citizens of the US. Anyone who is Democratic is fair, honest and cares about others. Unfortunately in the past decade all of that has changed dramatically. These people have become self serving, believe they are above the law and that people are quilty until proven innocent.
    No matter how someone tries to prove their innocence it can't be done. It used to be communism, socialism was looked down upon. Soros, Ayers and others that are among the one world order are known domestic terrorists that have been allowed to get away with their crimes and cause cayous in our country paying people to create violent acts of rioting among other crimes.
    Yet our servants of the people are puppets for the likes of Soros. It seems that since the Clintons entered into the political arena more people have either died or mysteriously disappeared around them than any other political family. Yet they go uninvestigated for the crimes they have committed.
    Bill gets off Scot free for his sexual escapades. HRC ruined the lives of the women who came forward with evidence. It makes one wonder how or why someone would vote people like that into office. Any office. Why would anyone want to give up their freedom. Something so precious that others have given their lives for or fought for and to have it all go away is surely a shame and would mean all their efforts have been in vain.

  • michael murphy

    10/01/2018 09:52 PM

    As noted in past comments, the liberal moral high ground seems to be somewhere around curb height. I suspect that when you spend your career wallowing and swimming in the gutter, the act of peering over the edge gives you the illusion of higher ground, whereas in the reality of their existence, they can not sufficiently define "the high ground" much less tell anyone where it is.

  • Vernon Thompson

    10/01/2018 09:40 PM

    Please investigate!
    WHY ISN’T THE FBI INVESTIGATING GEORGE SOROS?
    Everywhere we look there is evidence of the impact of one George Soros. While we can’t find checks that he has signed, his organizations carry out his mission of “Open Borders and Global Governance.” While we set here talking about Russian meddling in our elections, Soros is in Europe meddling there and I am sure it is for profit. Hungary passed a bill they call “Stop Soros” and ran his organizations out of their country, Ditto for Poland! He is meddling in the UK’s BREXIT and has recently identified as supporting Iran in their effort to disrupt things in Israel. That is just overseas.
    Here in the USA his organizations are everywhere creating chaos and disruption in every aspect of our lives. Through paid agitators he has backed the riots in Ferguson, MO, Baltimore, MD, and organized chaos at Trump rallies. He has funded Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the NFL Protests, and recently the SCOTUS hearing protesters. He has funded the caravans from Central America and Mexico to assault our borders and overload and collapse our immigration system in the manner of Cloward/Piven and Saul Alinsky.
    None of this should surprise anyone. They worked with the DNC and the Hillary Campaign to defeat Donald Trump. They were stunned when that failed and quickly huddled with ranking Democrats to develop a strategy to change the outcome of the election and halt the Trump Administration.
    David Brock who founded the Soros funded Media Matters organization. Brock is a “Smear Merchant” who sets out to spread lies, fake news, create dissention. He wrote a specific plan 49 pages in length that describes in great detail how they would all work together to derail Trump. I commend it to you for reading. Remember t was David Brock who donated $200K to Lisa Bloom to pay off any Trump accuser!
    337535680-Full-David-Brock-Confidential-Memo-On-Fighting-Trump
    We see it in the media every single day. Read the document and mount a campaign to combat it!!!


  • Richard Hertel

    10/01/2018 09:15 PM

    Another great issue! I have passed on several of the articles you have posted. Please keep up the good work. Still wish you were on FOX. They should consider it.

  • Mary Jo and Charles Nicholson

    10/01/2018 09:14 PM

    Profoundly simple, simply profound-YOUR COMMENTS, Governor!
    THANK YOU!
    God bless and God, PLEASE continue to bless AMERICA!Sincerely,
    Charles Nicholson

  • Barbara Gray

    10/01/2018 09:06 PM

    Gov Huckabee, I don't worry about who tells the "100%" truth, although I believe Judge Kavahaugh DID NOT do this horrendous thing. I am worried about what happens when/if he makes it to the Supreme. Will this accusation follow him the rest of his life? Will he be able to vote on any issue that appears before that court that involves any kind of sexual misconduct? Will the country back him with decisions about women's rights? The right of the accused? Anything even remotely close to what he is now going thru? What a pity all this has happened.

  • Peter Dyke

    10/01/2018 08:45 PM

    I believe that the majority of candidates for a position on the supreme court would have taking their name off the list in order to protect their family. But Kavanaugh did not. I am sure that if he was not innocent of the charges, he would have taking his name off the list. The fact that he hasn't is a strong point that shows that he is telling the truth.

  • Tim Moore

    10/01/2018 08:39 PM

    I disagree with you on one point, and that is that the prosecutor was too lenient in her questioning. Granted that I do not find Dr. Ford a credible witness and that there is a certain "Gotch" in wanting someone to take her story apart piece by piece, I would submit there is more on the table than Judge Kavanaugh's nomination.

    1) There is a vote looming in the near future, and the last thing we need is a massive turnout by women who will vote Democrat as a reaction to what they deem (would have been) the destruction of Dr. Ford.

    2) As fragile as she appeared to be during the testimony, there is another lurking issue. Fragile people come apart at the seams, and one of their ways of dealing with it is to permanently check out.

    We do not need a martyr, either perceived or anointed in death.

    What should have happened before the vote was for someone to step forward after she had left, and go through each and every one of the contradictions between all the versions. Someone on Twitter has gone through the reversals, modifications, and changes to the story, although it was not a particularly easy read. If she was a credible witness, then there is a brand spanking new definition of the word.

  • Barbara J. Raley

    10/01/2018 08:16 PM

    As always Governor Huckabee....you are LOVED! A "Farmer's Daughter" from Arkansas, relocated to Tucson, AZ in 1959!

  • Gary Stilwell

    10/01/2018 07:57 PM

    Lots of incriminating stuff here on the democrats--as it should be--
    maxine waters--wow, note that if you use Firefox, 'inspected elements' will peg the ip address of the leak to her account(this address stuff comes when you send an email to any ip address--it pings you back as to what address received the mail--it's real simple.)

    Kavanaugh, and the Flake agreement--Seems now Flake (and the dems) are backing out of their "agreement" on the conditions of the FBI investigation-not only is he now backtracking, but the dems have now revealed their morally corrupt intentions--I initially approved of this slight delay--now I am livid at the deception--I was lied to, and resent this vehemently.
    The democrats(you will note that the naming of this organization is NOT capitalized), are intent on bringing this Country to ruin--based on the display they have promulgated, I believe they are no more than internal terrorists--and deserve to be treated as such.

  • Sam McConnell

    10/01/2018 07:31 PM

    I remember being told the ACLU is funded by the government. If true can we cut off funding?

    Second point. When American citizens go abroad and undermine our foreign policy why doesn't POTUS pull their passport and leave them outside of our country