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Today's Commentary --- Roger Stone's wife and security cameras tell the story of FBI ambush -- "Huckabee" preview -- The "Green New Deal" -- How far have the Democrats fallen? --- Prayers and condolences for all three men -- What do Robert Mueller and Adam Schiff have in common? Can't trust 'em. -- Must Read Article of the Day -- The Measles returns -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
The following is excerpted from an email sent by Roger Stone’s wife Nydia on behalf of the Roger Stone Legal Defense Fund. Though I am not personally involved with raising money for that fund, I decided to share a portion of her letter not directly related to their financial situation because it gives such a powerful perspective on what it’s like for an innocent person to be caught up in a “home invasion”-style raid...
By now, I'm sure you have heard about the terrifying pre-dawn raid on the house in Ft. Lauderdale where I live with my husband, Roger Stone.
A little before 6 a.m., 29 assault-weapon-wielding FBI agents in full tactical gear and wearing night vision goggles surrounded our home. Because I am hearing-impaired and I was sleeping, I did not hear the commotion when an FBI agent pounded on the door demanding my husband open it, and I did not know he had been handcuffed and taken into custody.
By Mike Huckabee
I’m writing this week from Israel; but don’t worry, just before I left, I shot a brand new episode of “Huckabee” for you to enjoy tonight on TBN. We’ll talk border security with international security expert Joseph M. Humire, and terrorism with FrontPage magazine’s Jamie Glazov. The stars of the inspiring new film, “Palau The Movie” will give us a sneak peak. Johnny and June Carter Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, will share some Cash family memories and a favorite recipe of the Man in Black. Multi-Grammy-winning bassist Victor Wooten will absolutely amaze you. And I’ll offer my comments on both the serious “Facts of the Matter” in the news, and the goofy news, “In Case You Missed It.”
All this and more fun and surprises are coming your way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, repeated at the same times on Sunday, only on TBN. To find your local TBN channel and stream previous episodes online, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee
The "Green New Deal"
By Mike Huckabee
This week, the world finally got its first look at the grandiose “Green New Deal” plan to transform America by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Democratic” Socialist cohorts. Not since the Titanic set sail from England to the US on its ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912 has such a massive project arrived with so much fawning media coverage, only to sink so quickly and ignominiously due to its creators’ hubris, arrogance and incompetence.
The titanic egos of all involved crashed into the iceberg of reality the second the world got a gander at what they actually want to do. The widespread reaction – a combination of shock, disbelief and uncontrolled laughter – so spooked the GND’s backers that within hours, it disappeared from AOC’s website (but don’t worry: the Internet is forever, so there will always be copies around for future historians and anyone who needs a good belly laugh.)
The “Green New Deal” is so ridiculously utopian, so utterly devoid of even the slightest consideration of feasibility or affordability, and seems to be such a product of an undergraduate all-night bull session that you’d suspect its creators already started trying to conserve water by drinking their bong water. Here are just a few of the hilarious highlights:
How far have the Democrats fallen?
By Mike Huckabee
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is under increased pressure to resign after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexually assaulting her when they were students at Duke University. This woman’s attorney says she was enraged at the attempts to slander his first accuser. She also released emails and Facebook messages to prove she had talked about the alleged rape with friends years ago, so it’s not inspired by recent publicity. Fairfax denied it, claiming it’s part of a “vicious and coordinated smear campaign,” and refused to resign.
Among Democrats calling on Fairfax to step down are a number of US House members from Virginia, the state legislature’s Black Caucus, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Senators and Presidential hopefuls Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren.
But the situation in Virginia is very tough for Democrats because it shows what happens when situational ethics run afoul of complicated and contradictory situations. So let’s try to untangle this Gordian knot for them:
Using the same standard Democrats applied to then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, any woman who accuses a man of sexual assault must be believed, and even if the man professes his innocence, he should shut up, step down and take his punishment because all men have it coming (thank you, Sen. Mazie Hirono.) But that seemed to apply only to Republican men, since Democrats elected Keith Ellison as Attorney General of Minnesota just last November, despite domestic violence allegations. And of course, Bill Clinton is in the “Democrats Who Wiggled Out of Sexual Assault Charges” Hall of Fame.
But in this case, with the rise of the MeToo movement, the seriousness and detail of the charges, and the lack of political motivation by the accusers, Democrats feel under heavy pressure to demand Fairfax’s resignation. But here’s complication #2: both the Governor and Attorney General are also under pressure to resign because they wore (or allegedly wore) blackface makeup at parties when they were college students in the ‘80s. That's the kind of PC charge of violating a current taboo that didn’t exist 40 years ago, but we’re talking about Democrats here, and their moral standards change and “evolve” faster than their interpretations of the Constitution.
Yet another complication: if all three men are forced to resign, the next in line for the Governor’s seat is Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox. That would violate the one and only immutable rule of morality for Democrats: “Never willingly give up power.” That leaves many virtue-signaling Democrats in the uncomfortable position of arguing that two white guys who wore blackface should stay in office, but the black Lt. Governor should step down, even though he’s professing his innocence and hasn’t been charged or convicted. No matter what stand they take, they can be accused of either hypocrisy, racism, sexism or putting politics above justice.
This is why it’s better to be a Christian conservative: you have a set of moral standards that doesn’t change with each situation, so you don’t run into these kinds of conflicts. For instance:
I argued that Brett Kavanaugh deserved due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. I’d argue the same for Fairfax, even though his politics are diametrically opposed to mine. If he denies the allegations but there’s convincing evidence, then let him be charged. If convicted, he will have to step down. If not, but he’s lost the voters’ trust, then they can remove him at the next election.
As for the other two: the blackface was a poor choice -- although there might be mitigating circumstances: it’s possible the costumes in the Northam photo were juvenile attempts to mock racist stereotypes, and Attorney General Mark Herring was only 19 at the time and meant it as a tribute to his favorite rapper, Kurtis Blow. They were young and immature, times change, and a heartfelt apology for their youthful stupidity might be enough to satisfy most people. I say that even though it would keep Democrats in power, and I’d say it for a Republican, too, even though it always seems to be Democrats who have blackface makeup or a KKK robe in their closets.
Finally, having a moral code based on the Bible rather than PC fads and political expedience, I think Northam should still step down -- because anyone who endorses letting a baby struggle for its life while the parents and abortion doctors stand around debating whether to save it or not is a reprehensible monster who doesn’t deserve to hold any public office with power over the lives of others. It’s a shame that point has been completely buried by all these other issues, but I suspect the media have emphasized the other issues over it deliberately -- and with great relief at having anything else to talk about other than the Democrats’ embrace of infanticide.
And speaking of that: How far has the Democratic Party fallen when its elected Representatives refuse to go on record as to whether or not they support infanticide?
Prayers and condolences for the families of all three men
By Mike Huckabee
In the obituaries this week, former Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving Congress member in history (nearly six decades), passed away at home Thursday at 92. Dingell was one of the toughest Democratic partisans ever in Congress, and an early backer of universal health care. But his method of intimidating visitors by mounting the head of a 500-pound boar in his office and telling them how he killed it with a pistol as it charged him would probably make many modern members of his party hit the fainting couch.
Fellow Fox News commentator Bob Massi, an expert on law and real estate who was known to fans as “The Property Man,” died at home in Nevada Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 67.
And longtime film actor Albert Finney died Thursday in London at 82. Finney grew up poor and remained humble. Although he was compared to Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier, and had memorable roles in big hits such as “Skyfall,” he preferred small films, character parts and stage work to pursuing stardom. He turned down the lead in “Lawrence of Arabia” and didn’t want the knighthood title of “Sir,” saying it “slightly perpetuates one of our diseases in England, which is snobbery.” Even though he was nominated for Oscars five times, he declined to fly to L.A. and attend. He said, “It seems silly to go over there and beg for an award.” Both his talent and his attitude will be sorely missed in Hollywood.
Our prayers and condolences go out to the families of all three men.
What do Robert Mueller and Adam Schiff have in common? Can't trust 'em.
By Mike Huckabee
As former House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes asked on Laura Ingraham’s FOX News show Thursday night, what do you suppose the reaction would be from Democrats if it were discovered that he (Nunes) had met privately with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS last summer? Keep in mind, Glenn Simpson is central to the “Trump/Russia” investigation; he was paid millions by Hillary Clinton through her law firm to hire Christopher Steele and further the “Trump/Russia” narrative. Can you hear the screams that would be emanating from current Intel Committee chairman Adam Schiff? Can you imagine the crazed look in those eyes, and how it would keep you up at night even more than it already does?
But guess who DID meet with Glenn Simpson last July? Ha, it was Adam Schiff.
As you know, the Steele “dossier,” a highly imaginative, “salacious and unverified” work of fiction, became the foundation for the FBI’s investigation into Trump, including a fraudulent FISA application to spy on associates of his campaign. By the time Schiff met with Glenn Simpson last summer, at a conference in Aspen, the Intelligence Committee had already received testimony from Bruce Ohr –- supported by calendar notations and contemporaneous handwritten notes –- that called into question what Simpson had told them. Importantly, this involved the timeline; Simpson had testified he hadn’t met with Ohr until after Thanksgiving, but Ohr told them it was in August, well before the election and while the FBI was starting its investigation into Trump. (We also know that Ohr briefed numerous FBI and DOJ officials around that time about the highly partisan nature of the dossier.)
Must Read Article of the Day
By Mike Huckabee
Must-Read Article of the Day! The rise of “fact-checkers” has done very little to improve the veracity of news coverage, because many of the self-appointed “fact-checkers” are really just partisan hacks, looking for some nitpicky way to dismiss inconvenient truths or to misrepresent personal opinions as lies.
Some of the efforts to discredit plain truths and verified statistics quoted by President Trump in his State of the Union Address have been so laughably biased that they’ve actually discredited the so-called “fact-checkers” instead. The lamest attempt at a “gotcha” had to be Politico’s knock on Trump for saying that one in three migrant women are sexually assaulted on the long journey, when the study he cited said it was only 31 percent.
At the link, David Harsanyi of The Federalist lists and examines the most common tactics used by today’s “fact-checkers” to make their biased opinionating and aspersion-casting sound like dispassionate research (I’ve had to deal with some of these shenanigans myself, over things I wrote that were completely accurate), along with prominent examples ripped from the headlines.
By the way, that’s a figure of speech. They aren’t literally ripped out of newspaper headlines, so please don’t give me four Pinocchios.
The Measles returns
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s yet another way in which liberalism can be dangerous if not outright deadly to children: in western Washington around Seattle, a hotbed of the “anti-vaccination” movement, measles cases are soaring. Forty-nine cases have been confirmed since January 1, with 42 known not to have been vaccinated. One had only one of the two recommended doses, and the vaccination status of the other six was unknown, but I imagine we could safely guess. Some parents are reportedly giving their children Vitamin A instead of measles vaccine. Scientific fact: Vitamin A does nothing to ward off measles. Know what does?
The anti-vaccine movement thrives in deep blue states such as Washington, California and New York. Its proponents are largely liberal. They tend to be members of the same mindset of folks who call themselves the “party of science” because they believe nobody should question apocalyptic climate change predictions based on computer models that have never been correct, but that a fetus magically turns into a baby only at the moment of birth – unless the parents and doctors want to kill it, in which case, it doesn’t become a human being until after that discussion is completed. Science!
Evening Edition - February 9
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
Daily Verse (KJV)
"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer."
– Romans 12:12
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