August 22, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
Pop some popcorn and go camp out on the couch right now; you don’t want to miss a minute of tonight’s very special “Huckabee” on TBN! My lead guest will be President Donald Trump, in an interview shot at the White House. I’ll also talk with Kim Klacik, the African-American GOP House candidate in Baltimore whose devastating ad exposing how Democrat-run cities have been disastrous for black residents went viral and made her a rising political star almost overnight. Of course, we’ll also have some lighter entertainment, including comedy from hilarious Southern stand-up, Sonya White, and a classic soft rock hit from ‘70s superstar John Ford Coley.
We get rolling tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, only on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests. It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION PREVIEW
The Republican Convention gets underway next week. Here’s a preview of what to expect.
Speakers will include New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who was so powerful during the House impeachment farce. She’ll highlight Joe Biden’s record: 47 years in Washington, and his most praised accomplishment was getting through a 20-minute speech without wandering off-topic or off the stage. (The Babylon Bee no longer has to make up satirical humor stories; they can just relate exactly what happens and that’s hilarious enough.)
We’ll also hear from Nick Sandmann, the former Catholic high school student who forced CNN and the Washington Post (and likely more liberal media outlets still to come) to pay undisclosed settlements for defaming him and his friends who were wearing MAGA caps in DC after the March For Life.
One thing I hope to see is an upbeat, hopeful, optimistic, unifying message. I’m sick and tired, especially after last week, of hearing about what a racist, oppressive nation America is, how evil and mean the President is, how he's to blame for every problem including China unleashing a worldwide pandemic, and how everything’s awful, to the point of having the first virus in history that will apparently never go away until we elect Democrats to power.
Enough of this darkness, division and ridiculous scaremongering. This is the greatest country in history, the nation that people all over the world dream of coming to because it’s the land of opportunity and the American Dream, where anyone with enough brains, talent and drive can succeed; not some backward dystopia where you’re stuck in a caste and can never get ahead. I want to see the flag-waving, not burning, and people of all colors talking about the hopes, dreams and gratitude for our blessings that we all share, not petty differences that divide us. I want to hear that our best days are still ahead of us, not that the past was all slavery and oppression and the future is all climate change, government control and lowered expectations.
I think that’s the message that most Americans are desperate to hear. Let the Democrats keep peddling gloom and doom. Other than to a handful of cranks in college campuses and social media hangouts, I don’t think it’s selling. If you want proof, check out this unprecedented polling news: Normally, your own party gets a bump from your convention. The Dems’ doomathon gave a bump to Trump! After four nights of relentless Trump-bashing at the Democratic convention, Rasmussen shows that Trump’s approval rating has surged from 47 to 51%.
Maybe instead of a Republican convention, the Republicans should just rerun the Democratic convention. Nah, that might be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
SHAMEFUL DEMOCRAT RUNNING IN KANSAS
AOC and Ilhan Omar in Congress and Soros-based D.A.’s who release criminals and arrest citizens who protect themselves from criminals are just a few of the examples of the catastrophes that can occur when a fringe candidate wins a primary in a district where voters rubber stamp one party, no matter who the candidate is. Here’s the latest example, and believe it or not, it’s getting even worse.
Meet Aaron Coleman, who just defeated incumbent Kansas state Rep. Stan Frownfelter in the Democratic primary in a one-party district where he faces no Republican opponent and is virtually guaranteed to win the office in November. Not only is he just 19 years old, but in that short span, he appears to have worked in a lot of reprehensible, degrading and possibly illegal behavior toward women.
He admits that the accusations of bullying, blackmail and revenge porn are true, but chalks them up to him being a “sick and troubled 14-year-old boy.” He’s since matured. Now he only claims that he would giggle if a former Republican legislator he dislikes got COVID-19 and died.
This is the kind of thing Benjamin Franklin was referring to when he said the Founders had given us a Republic, “if you can keep it.” That requires voters to do their due diligence and know more about the candidates than just the Party initial after their names. Let’s hope that between now and November, the voters of Kansas District 37 can learn both the name and background of a decent write-in candidate.
THE "POTEMKIN CANDIDACY"
There’s a term in politics and economics: “Potemkin village.” It refers to Grigory Potemkin, a Russian military leader of the 1700s who wanted to impress Empress Catherine II during her visit to Crimea, so he built a facade of a fake prosperous village, like a movie set. After she passed it on the river, it would be broken down, moved further along her travel route, and set up again so she would think she was passing a whole series of prosperous villages. “Potemkin village” has come to mean any phony construct that is created just to fool people into thinking things are going great when they aren’t.
All that is just by way of explaining that many Americans sense the Biden/Harris ticket is a “Potemkin candidacy,” even if they don’t know the term. Since the Democratic Party and the media are colluding to create this Potemkin-style fakery, you might say it’s yet another version of Russian collusion to influence an election. The big question is, how long can they keep convincing people that the phony façade they glimpse in passing (whenever the candidate briefly emerges from his basement) really is a dynamic, energetic, moderate dream ticket when so many people already suspect they’re being flimflammed?
At the link, Newt Gingrich lists three reasons why he believes the Biden/Harris ticket will collapse before Election Day. For instance, despite all the soft soap talk about them being moderate centrists, the Republicans will surely let voters know that they’re running on the most far-left platform in history, and that Harris has the most liberal voting record in the Senate, to the left of even Bernie Sanders. Also, Newt cites a Rasmussen survey that found that 38% of likely voters think Biden is already experiencing cognitive decline, and 58% think he won’t finish out his first term. That includes 73% of Republicans, 57% of Independents and even 49% of Democrats.
Think about that: nearly half of Democrats already don’t believe that their allegedly healthy, dynamic candidate will be able to stand up to four years in office. No wonder they’re keeping him hidden in the basement and trying to dodge debates. But will that really work? I wouldn’t even buy a used car without being allowed to inspect it. Why would I buy a President sight-unseen?
No wonder the Democrats are pushing so hard to get Americans voting as early as possible – and “no takesy-backsies!” They're worried their Potemkin ticket will unravel even before November!
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)