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Today's Commentary --- Hillary in 2020, part II: Cue the pollsters and focus groups -- Chapter 2 Excerpt: "Potato Salad Time" -- Chapter 3 Excerpt: "The Culture of the Moment" -- No ID Needed to Vote In LA: Observations From an L.A. Pollworker -- The Baltic Experience 2019 -- Judge Rao -- Sophomoric -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
The other day, my newsletter featured commentary on a November 11 article in the Wall Street Journal by former Clinton strategist Mark Penn and Andrew Stein that predicted Hillary Clinton would not only run for President again in 2020 but would be the Democratic nominee. As April Fool’s Day is four-and-a-half months away, they apparently weren’t joking.
Pollster Frank Luntz decided to test their theory by putting together a focus group of New Hampshire independent voters –- half leaning left, half leaning right --- for Laura Ingraham’s Tuesday night FOX News show. (In New Hampshire, independent voters are allowed to vote in the Democratic primary.) Luntz characterized them as the most educated and informed voters in the state. When he asked them, “How many of you want Hillary Clinton to run for President in 2020?,” there was a brief pause, no hands went up, and laughter ensued. I have to admit, it was pretty amusing.
Chapter 2 Excerpt: "Potato Salad Time"
By Mike Huckabee
I had never felt so alone in my life. I stood in a well-kept cemetery just off highway US 67 in Hope, Arkansas. I stared at the cold stone marker on which the names of my parents were etched, along with the dates of their births and the dates of their deaths.
It was rare for me to be alone. I had asked the governor’s security detail from the Arkansas State Police to give me some space. My mother had died on the last day of September 1999. For the first time since I showed up on this planet, my only family links, other than my sister and my wife, were my descendants. When my mother drew her last breath, I became the oldest living link my children had in their bloodlines on my side of the family.
The depth of my grief was not so much over the circumstances of my mother’s death. Since a brain aneurysm and series of strokes n early 1992, her health had declined steadily. In her last days, it was no longer merciful to pray for continued existence as she was experiencing it. I was comforted by my unwavering faith that there was in fact a God in whose arms she would fall. I knew death was not the worst thing that could happen to her. Continuing in her state would, in fact, have been worse.
Chapter 3 Excerpt: "The Culture of the Moment"
By Mike Huckabee
As a teenager in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas, I often heard my pastor say, “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” Corporate leaders, political leaders, church leaders, and families are at their best when they are motivated by principles rather than public opinion.
What are some principles worth living by? Ask a roomful of people, and you could get a roomful of answers. But there already exists a code of principles established thousands of years ago and adhered to by millions of people from a variety of religious backgrounds. It has been widely accepted as a basis for appropriate behavior. Fortunately, no one has copyrighted the Ten Commandments.
Although an increasing number of attempts have been made to prohibit these principles from being displayed in recent years, they have survived through the ages. They are the foundation for most of our laws and commonly accepted codes of human behavior.
No ID Needed to Vote In LA: Observations From an L.A. Pollworker
(A trusted friend of a trusted staffer submitted this article, asking to remain anonymous since he works in a showbiz-related field in Los Angeles, where holding non-leftist views can be very detrimental to your career. But I know his identity, and my staffer vouches for his honesty. If you care about protecting the integrity of America’s electoral system from turning into a banana republic, then this just might chill your bones…)
- Mike Huckabee
On Election Day, I had the privilege of working as Neighborhood Voting Center (NVC) Director at a multi-precinct polling place in Los Angeles County. It was a long, nearly 14 ½-hour workday with no breaks or lunch periods. Allegedly, it was even busier than the last presidential election.
I’ve worked all three elections held in Los Angeles County this year: a special election in March, the primary election in June, and the general election last week. Before this year, pollworkers were required to ID everyone who came in to vote. But at the beginning of this year, the County Registrar dropped this requirement, letting all pollworkers know in no uncertain terms that ID’S ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED for voting.
The Baltic Experience 2019
By Mike Huckabee
I am thrilled to announce an unforgettable trip to the Baltics for the summer of 2019! After many years of the Israel Experiences and our most recent trip the Mediterranean Experience cruise, we are bringing you another phenomenal cruise, the Baltic Experience! This all-inclusive cruise will feature some of the most beautiful places in the Baltic Sea and we will get to travel to and absorb these destinations aboard a luxury cruise ship from the Azamara Cruise line. If you have traveled with us before, you already know that all-inclusive means exactly that and there are no surprises along the way. The Baltic Experience will be no different. And when the weather is often unbearably hot throughout most of the US in August, we will be enjoying the cool and delightful weather that makes travel in the Baltic region perfect. Once again we have the entire ship and will fill our time on board with spectacular entertainment and special guests. In addition to the cruise we have multiple pre and post cruise offerings you can choose from to extend your trip. Our last cruise sold out in record time so we encourage you to get your cabin secured soon. We look forward to traveling with you soon and as always we will work tirelessly and do everything in our control to bring you The Greatest Trip.
See you on the boat,
By Mike Huckabee
President Trump has announced his pick to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit Federal Appeals Court, and you might want to don earplugs to dampen the deafening sound of all the liberals’ screaming and exploding heads. Plus, she’s a woman, so good luck ginning up fake sexual assault claims against her.
She is Neomi Rao, an extremely well-qualified nominee who also happens currently to be Trump’s federal regulations czar. She oversees the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which since Trump took office has eliminated 22 federal regulations for every new one imposed. Her office saved taxpayers $8 billion in 2017 alone and is largely to credit for the current boom of business expansion -- contrary to Barack Obama’s credit-grabbing speeches that have more “me-me-me’s” than an opera singer’s warmup. Politico has characterized Rao as being responsible for the "deconstruction of the administrative state.” They probably meant that as a scary warning rather than the full-throated endorsement I take it as.
Since the DC Court of Appeals handles many cases involving federal overreach, expect Democrats to do everything in their power to prevent her confirmation. Except, thanks to Republicans holding the Senate, they don’t have the power to do anything other than slander her, which is going to be a really interesting look for them. Hey, didn’t liberals want more women appointed to high federal positions? Trump has done that more than any other President in history, and Democrats still slam him as a sexist. Or does “feminism” now mean promoting only liberal women and trashing conservative women? No need to answer.
I eagerly await the adulatory profiles of Judge Rao that I’m sure will soon be running in women’s magazines, just like the cover stories on our elegant, compassionate and accomplished First Lady that they have never once run over the past two shameful years of their ever-dwindling circulations.
See, keeping the Senate illustrates why Republicans need to vote and keep voting, and drag their families and friends to the polls to vote even beyond the Florida margin of fraud. Swamps that big don’t get drained in one election cycle. We have to control the machinery so we can keep on pumping.
By Mike Huckabee
When you elect people to Congress who have the mentality of modern college sophomores, don’t be surprised when you get a Congress filled with sophomoric behavior like this. It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for Nancy Pelosi. I said, “Almost.” As conservative satirist Iowahawk put it, “OUT: The United States of America. IN: The State University of America.”
This is going to be a looooooooong two years, but I hope that at the blessed end of it, Americans will have learned their lesson about never, never, ever believing that it’s wise or even safe to mark any line on a ballot with a “(D)” on it.
Evening Edition - November 13
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
"But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
- Matthew 19:14
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