December 11, 2020
|

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that she was finally willing to pass coronavirus relief because “there’s a new President.” That remains to be seen, but the admission that she was acting out of naked partisanship in withholding desperately needed relief from Americans struggling under Democrat lockdowns would normally be enough to cost her her leadership role, if House Democrats had spines. I predict that it will not; and even though she thinks she got what she wanted, over a month after the election, there is still no relief, even as Democrat-run states and cities crack down even harder on people trying to earn a living (California Gov. Gavin Newsom just canceled Christmas, or so he thinks.)

https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2020/12/10/the-morning-briefing-scrooge-newsom-cancels-christmas-will-ca-cancel-him-n1201161

There is still some hope for a relief bill to get passed (although Republicans want it targeted to people and businesses who need it because of the pandemic, and not to provide a slush fund of federal taxpayer money to bail out Democrat states and cities for their years of bad policies, like unsustainable pension obligations, that have nothing to do with the virus.)  

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/coronavirus-relief-deal-talks-sputter-mcconnell-state-aid

If a bill isn’t passed by this weekend, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley plans to propose a compromise. It’s a targeted bill that would just provide the exact same support payment that was made before: $1200 for each American making less than $75,000 a year, $2400 for a couple, plus $500 per child. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/gop-senator-introduces-bill-send-significant-relief-checks-americans/

Hawley says that he has bipartisan support ranging from President Trump to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (that’s about as bipartisan as you can get!), and there’s no excuse for anyone who voted for the exact same thing in March refusing to support this. Which is why I’m looking forward to Nancy Pelosi’s creative excuse for not supporting it.

 ----------------------------------

 

Election update: Since there have been confusing reports about how many states have joined Texas’ Supreme Court lawsuit over the election laws in four other states (and it’s hard to keep up anyway with the numbers rising), here is the latest count:

At least 17 other state Attorneys General have voiced support for the lawsuit. Missouri, Utah, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Arkansas have announced that they want to formally become parties to the lawsuit and make their own cases that the election procedures in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan are not only unconstitutional, but they also open up the potential for widespread voter fraud which harmed the interests of voters in their states.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/missouri-5-more-states-ask-to-join-texas-supreme-court-election-case-against-georgia-others

FYI: the subhead on this story is “Legal experts say Texas case fatally flawed, merely 'political posturing' nearly certain to fail.” But then, that’s exactly what we were told about the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. They seem awfully desperate to convince us that there’s nothing to see here so don’t even bother reading the lawsuit, but I think I’ll wait for the Supreme Court to weigh in.

In the meantime, here’s a commentary by Daniel Greenfield about the desperate media attempts to smear the lawsuit and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2020/12/desperate-bid-smear-texas-lawsuit-daniel-greenfield/

Also worth mentioning: the Republican House Speaker and House Majority Leader of Pennsylvania have filed an amici curiae brief with the Supreme Court in support of Texas' lawsuit against their own state, based on Pennsylvania officials changing voting laws that only the legislature has the power to change.

https://gellerreport.com/2020/12/pennsylvania-house-leaders-file-brief-to-support-texas-in-supreme-court-lawsuit-against-pennsylvania.html/

Is this what Lincoln meant by “A House divided against itself?”

 -----------------------------------

 

While the media were celebrating the return to normalcy and competence represented by Joe Biden, “bumbling amateur" President Trump announced a fourth historic peace agreement in the Middle East, this time between Israel and Morocco.  

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2020/12/10/breaking-trump-pulls-off-yet-another-peace-agreement-n292212

The US will recognize Morocco’s claim over Western Sahara, a dispute that’s dragged on for decades, and Trump said Morocco’s King Mohammed VI had agreed to “resume diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel and expand economic and cultural cooperation to advance regional stability.” The A.P. reports that that includes “the immediate reopening of liaison offices in Rabat and Tel Aviv and the eventual opening of embassies. U.S. officials said it would also include joint overflight rights for airlines.”

Let’s hope all this Middle East peace doesn’t become yet another victim of what Barack Obama was referring to when he warned Democrats not to “underestimate Joe Biden’s ability to (bleep) things up.”

---------------------------

Speaking of the media’s desire to return to normalcy under Biden and Harris, I assume that not only means ending the movement toward peace in the Middle East that the hated Donald Trump brought about, but also importing more terrorists and illegal immigrants. I suppose it must, since that’s what Kamala Harris is promising to do in the first 100 days.

https://www.westernjournal.com/kamala-harris-vows-rescind-travel-ban-give-amnesty-illegals-first-100-days/

Meanwhile, Time magazine just named both Biden and Harris as its “Person of the Year,” showering them with rhetorical rose petals, gushing that they represent a return to “decency, dignity, experience and competence” after Trump went “tearing through America, ripping through institutions, chewing up norms and spitting them out.” 

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/12/11/time-person-of-the-year-n2581404

Frankly, having lived through eight years of Obama/Biden “competence,” I was more than ready to see Trump rip out their “norms.” I’ll remind the editors of Time once again:

Trump boxed in Iran and went full steam after ISIS, which paved the way for four historic peace deals (so far!) between Israel and Arab-led nations. The guy who’s going to bring back “decency, dignity, experience and competence” was part of the Administration that oversaw sending billions to Iran while it was pursuing nuclear weapons and poo-pooing the threat of ISIS as it murdered, enslaved, tortured and raped countless innocent people and grew its caliphate to a landmass roughly the size of – irony alert! – Pennsylvania.

 --------------------------

 

Rush Limbaugh stirred controversy Wednesday by saying that the left has done such a good job of sowing division and tearing down everything that once unified Americans that we now have two very different cultures that have no common shared vision of American’s past or its future. Unable to see any way to reconcile that, Rush said, “I actually think that we’re trending toward secession.”  

https://www.westernjournal.com/rush-limbaugh-issues-dire-prediction-americas-future/

That sparked a wave of media attacks from people falsely claiming that Rush was advocating secession, which he obviously wasn’t.  He was just saying that he feared he saw no other likely outcome. Just because you analyze a situation and arrive at a negative result doesn’t mean you endorse the negative result. And I don’t agree that we’re heading toward inevitable secession (although, as always, Texas may be the exception.)

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/12/09/texit-state-representative-will-file-bill-to-allow-texas-to-secede-from-the-united-states/

Personally, I’m more optimistic. I believe that there are still many things that most Americans have in common, and when the chips are down, we do come together. If you have to listen to the news all the time for your job, it can not only get depressing, but you tend to get caught up in the kind of bubbles media people live in that warp their own perceptions. With MSNBC and CNN anchors only talking to other urban liberals and assuming that anyone who disagrees with them is a racist Nazi moron, and with radicals on both fringes interacting on social media only with people who agree 100% with them while vilifying all others, it’s easy to start thinking that they represent more than a tiny, way-too-vocal minority.

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that the loudest fringes represent the most people. It’s said that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and these days, the most extreme voices get the media coverage. But it’s not that simple. There are many conservatives in blue states (look at the Republican House victories in California) and many liberals in red states (look at Austin, if you dare.) If it weren’t for a handful of big blue cities in a few states, Trump would already be reelected by a landslide. And all Americans aren’t necessarily becoming more extreme in their political views. Trump increased his share of the minority vote, while polls show that a large majority of Biden voters thought (or were misled) into believing he was a moderate.

Most people don’t watch news channels 24/7 and still think of themselves as Americans first. I believe that conservatives in red states have sympathy for people losing their jobs and businesses in blue states due to policies forced on them by people they didn’t vote for.  When disaster strikes, we still rush to help each other, and nobody asks who someone voted for before saving them from a flood or a fire. Get away from the professional dividers and go out into the real world, if you can find a place where Americans can gather in large numbers these days. You’ll see millions of Americans of all races, going about their business, serving each other, waving hello and smiling (under their facemasks) to each other, holding doors for the person behind them, working together on community projects, and in general, not acting like a people filled with hatred and resentment for anyone who doesn’t look like them.

I may think that our political class is the worst it’s ever been, but I still have faith in America and in the vast majority of the American people to see through the negativity and the propaganda. Even if Biden becomes President, I will still be grateful to God that I am in America. Biden will still have to deal with a nation that’s largely center-right. And knowing how disasters bring us together, I expect that by the end of a Biden term, we may be more unified than a lot of people can imagine right now.

 -----------------------

 

Coronavirus Update: The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to Pfizer’s vaccine, and the first shots may be given out as soon as Monday. Weigh in in the comments section on whether you would want to be among the first to get one.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/pfizer-to-recieve-fda-emergency-use-authorization-alex-azar#&_intcmp=hp1r_5,hp1r

 -----------------------------

 

 

If anyone placed any bets on Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler’s tough talk about ordering the end of an illegal Antifa occupation being nothing but hot air, you can collect now. The radicals not only repelled the raid, now they’ve expanded their occupation into a blocks-wide “autonomous zone,” and the people who live there can expect no help from their government. This might be the moment when a mayor who was serious about protecting his citizens would beef up the police or request state or federal intervention. I doubt that anyone will bet on Wheeler doing that.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2020/12/10/ted-wheeler-crumbles-like-a-cheap-suit-on-portland-autonomous-zone-now-its-ten-times-worse-n292459 

Leave a Comment

Note: Fields marked with an * are required.

Your Information
Your Comment
BBML accepted!
Captcha

More Stories

Comments 1-25 of 131

  • Steve Weingart

    12/18/2020 10:06 PM

    Nice quick recap run through for the week Mike. Thanks, and I was thinking what busy week I’ve been to...

  • L A Huston

    12/15/2020 06:37 PM

    Had to go back a number of days to find where I could make a comment.
    Sorry Mr. Huckabee but I refuse to join Facebook to make any comments or take a poll.
    Thank you for such good daily verses and political coverage though.

  • Richard O'Riley

    12/15/2020 10:03 AM

    When are people going to start dying of heart attacks, stage four cancers, diabetes, and old age instead of the covid 19. A man who has had three heart attacks in six months and is 94 years old and tests positive for covid, dies of covid per latest directives by Dr Fauci and the CDC. Thank you.
    It makes you wonder about the validity of the 300,000 deaths from covid.

  • Clare Guglielmo

    12/14/2020 07:38 PM

    I thoroughly enjoy reading the newsletters and bible verses. Besides being very informative I feel that you are objective in reporting what is truly going on. The newsletters and verses also give me hope. I also watch Mr. Huckabee on YouTube but I may not see all of them as some may be blocked. I keep hearing and thinking that we as Americans all need to speak up but how exactly do we do that? I feel that the best way is if all of the conservative groups, media, and citizens would band together. We would be more powerful in numbers. Someone with power needs to organize it though. Thank you all so much for all the hard work you do to keep us informed. God Bless! Clare Guglielmo

  • Mark Fiedler

    12/14/2020 04:29 PM

    Unless God intervenes, the transition from freedom to socialism will accelerate under Biden. Harris is the real power here.

  • Mr. Richard Davis

    12/13/2020 06:15 PM

    Don't really know how to word this, so I trust your staff will do it for me.

    Before Trump became president, one could go into various restaurants without seeing many diners of color, especially African-Americans. Now, many of the diners are African-Americans or of other races. This is a really one good indication of how these different races have benefited from having President Trump as president, in my humble opinion.

  • nancy fitz

    12/13/2020 03:44 PM

    From a source deep inside the US Supreme Court as they discussed the pending Texas lawsuit against Pennsylvania et. al. . . .

    "Hal, as you know I am a clerk for one of the Justices on SCOTUS. Today was like nothing we have ever seen. The justices are arguing loudly behind closed doors.

    The Justices met in a closed and sealed room, as is standard.

    Usually it is very calm, however today we could hear screaming all the way down the hall.

    They met in person, because they didn't trust telephonic meeting as secure.

    Chief Justice Roberts was screaming

    "Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?"

    "Don't tell me about Bush v. Gore, we weren't dealing with riots then"

    "You are forgetting what your role here is Neil, and I don't want to hear from the two junior justices anymore. I will tell you how you will vote."

    Justice Clarence Thomas says "This is the end of Democracy, John."

    When they left the room, Roberts, the Libs and Kavanugh had big smiles. Alito and Thomas were visibly upset. ACB and Gorsuch didn't seem fazed at all."

  • Elizabeth Houghton

    12/13/2020 03:01 PM

    Out here on the left coast, the 'health' director of LA county just admitted that the closure of restaurants had nothing to do with 'science', but was done in order to force the residents to stay home!! Now wouldn't that make you feel better, as you watch your restaurant business go broke, to know that you were a cog in the giant machine of public health!

  • Bruce Deming

    12/12/2020 11:33 PM

    I can't believe there are actually people out there who would allow themselves to be vaccinated with drugs from a guy with no medical degree, who is related to a known eugenicist. One of the vaccines will be applied by a device that looks like a kinda harmless band aid, that contains luciferase enzymes that will tattoo you for life, and contain hydro-gel nano-particles that can actually assemble themselves and be controlled by 5G waves. The vaccine itself can cause miscarriages because the antibodies produced will attack the placenta. If the person is exposed anytime after taking the vaccine, the same proteins that cause the cytokine inflammatory response from having covid, will cause an auto immune response. They knew all this in 2005 when they did animal testing on corona virus vaccines and it killed all the animals when they were exposed to corona after vaccination. Don't take the vaccine.

  • Edna Nelson

    12/12/2020 09:12 PM

    After hearing the Supreme Court statement late Friday afternoon I found instead of being angry at the Democrats for stealing the election I am furious at the Republican Party for letting it happen. It’s a fact Democrats engage in election fraud. Where was the GOP when the Democrat operatives were going state to state setting up the scams?

  • Michael

    12/12/2020 07:13 PM

    From a Town hall commentor - " I am using the Dominion Christmas lights this year. You just put up 10 lights, leave them and about 4am 138,000 lights appear out of nowhere". Another comment from a Town hall reader and comment or - Norman Nation Thomas (Nov 20,1884-December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America who in a 1944 speech said "The American people will never knowingly accept socialism. But under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened." He went onto say "I no longer need to run as a Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party, the Democrats have adopted our platform". Paraphrasing Abraham Lincoln (with an update) " America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because LIEeberal Democrats somehow managed to fool enough functionally illiterate moran's to get their way!! And they have done just that!!! All of this so true. The pathetic Republicans ( except for five or six) have stood for President Trump and now when we are on the verge of an illigitimate president (Biden) and a STOLEN election, again the Republicans as a majority say nothing. If the corrupt and crooked Democrats get total control, the Republicans can forget ever getting elected in 2022, 2024 or ever again, because they chose to mostly remain silent. So if America isn't going to falter and lose our freedoms, liberties and our constitution it will be the American people, the Patriots who will fight to save our nation. If our nation at the time of the Revolutionary war, would have had today's pansy lily livered attitude that so many have today, we would be under British control. Hopefully there are enough Patriots and military who stand by an oath to protect our constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC, because the domestic enemies are here and ready to control our nation and transform it to fit their ideological agenda of Communism for America. Are you ready to keep your freedoms or give them away? That dilemma and decision has been made in America in our past history. What about our present and future??

  • H. Hallie Hancock

    12/12/2020 06:51 PM

    Thank you, Gov Huckabee for reporting with fairness and God-loving patriotism
    In 1975… I heard the Govt propaganda and took the "jab" for the bogus Swine flu. I was injured by it, as many others were. There are still law suits against the government that haven't yet been resolved and many who were harmed with neuro-degenerative disease and auto-immune conditions, including Gulraine barre.causing paralysis. See Mike Wallace 60 Minutes expose' in this travesty. (Youtube)
    The mRNA is a new type of vaccine which had never been created before. In an article about the earliest trials the animals (I believe ferrets) were given the vaccine...seemingly without incident .But, when the trials part two, exoused them to the actual Sars2 virus (which is commonly called Covid 19). It created a hyper immune response, a cytochine storm which killed many of the test animals.
    Now, without allowing experienced and well-trained doctors to prescribe drugs that have been shown to work well, see the Senate hearing of December 8 with Dr Pierre Kory MD,. 7 minute video on YouTube) there really was no need for any vaccine. Most would have been treated and healed quickly, BUT this information was suppressed by the FDA, CDD, and Mainstream Media ..the Leftists drones. (Also see americanfrontlinedoctors.com. Hear the videos by doctors such as Dr Simone Gold MD xnc others explain how the Lancet study got it wrong...and Lancet later retracted the study article. No one reported it loudly enough, however, to save countless lives that could have been spared!
    Unconscionablee!
    Why not use a safe and effective drug already available? Follow the money.
    Now, Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates can get ever richer and more powerful...along with big Pharma. (Let's see if Bill and Melinda nds take the shot. If they do, I bet I s a solution of saline!)
    No vaccine for me! No way!

  • Terrie O'Neal

    12/12/2020 06:23 PM

    Hi Mike - NO NO NO NO NO I will not take the vaccine. It is full of bad things and has a tracking device, not to mention- some of the bad contents can change the DNA, and make succeptable to
    being able to be controlled thru their smart phone. go to olivetreeviews.org. archives - dec. 10th-
    there is a 28 minute video made by Drs., Nurses, etc. all over the world telling the truth about the
    China virus. This is rt. out of the book of Revelation. Read it and pass it on.

  • Floyd Hale

    12/12/2020 05:23 PM

    I wonder when people will get enough, I live in
    clackamas out side of Portland , dont dare go in to Portland !!!!!!!

  • Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger

    12/12/2020 04:46 PM

    Conventional vaccines like the seasonal flu vaccines use the protein coat of the virus, but without the interior RNA that makes a virus work. SO known amount of a foreign protein is injected, and the body’s immune system sees the protein recognizes it as foreign, and produces antibodies against that protein. SO when/if the actual virus shows up, your body already knows how to recognize it and produce the proper antibodies. And the immune system stores the memory of the antibody for future use, which why, if you had the smallpox vaccination as a kid, you’re still good to go years later.

    The Pfizer/Moderna vaccines don’t use the protein coat. They use messenger RNA. mRNA is the mechanism inside the cell that transfers information from the DNA — about what protein to build — to the ribosomes, which are the “protein factories.”

    The mRNA vaccines are custom-built mRNA pre-programmed for viral coat proteins. It enters cells and “hijacks” the ribosomes to trick your body into producing foreign proteins that look like the viral coat. So instead of introducing a known quantity of a foreign protein into the body, the body will start manufacturing foreign proteins in mass quantity.

    Allergic reactions are the body reacting to foreign proteins. Anaphylactic shock — potentially deadly if untreated — is the body over-reacting to foreign proteins, or to large quantities of such.

    Moving from test trials to mass inoculation, I fear we’ll see a lot of variation in individuals regarding how much proteins are produced. I’m not going to be a bit surprised if we don’t see some people going into anaphylactic shock days — maybe even weeks — after being vaccinated.

    Another potential issue is protein coding errors. It would be real shame if you got your shot late in the day when the vaccine — which has to be shipped in dry ice so as to not degrade — has warmed up, and it turned out the degradation caused the mRNA to start coding errors and producing a lethal protein.

    YMMV, but I think mRNA vaccines needed a lot more testing before going to mass human use. It’s a neat idea in theory, but I’m not sure enough that it’s ready for primetime to take it.

  • Jerry Korba

    12/12/2020 12:50 PM

    America is still great at least for another month as this election with its corruption, people that listened to the MSM hook line and sinker and the those informed by the MSM will continue its life as usual. While the so called 80 million Biden voters keep their heads in the sand this time next next year if Biden is the President nothing for them will change they love big Government they love being controlled; they love higher taxes; for the 75 million voters that did voted for Trump the thought of reaching 75 years may be freighting Medicare insurance for all may curtail the visits an older citizen will be able to receive, the cost of living will overtake seniors monthly incomes the dark winter biden promises may take seniors to an early grave due to the decisions of Governors have made it already has. Live well Seniors for now the Great Life we had is quickly closing in. Under Harris I mean under her rule Life will be miserable for most of the Population. It doesn't really matter much if they pack the court its already been bought and paid for, Roberts has poisoned the well, the Congress as we know is bought and paid for, if this election is not overturned to the reelection of Donald Trump the country's ass belongs to the CCP. The GOP is just a mirage and a talking point for the history books. If the Lefts doesn't sensor it.

  • jack macdonald

    12/12/2020 12:41 PM

    Still waiting for the much anticipated Durham report. It's going to be a blockbuster. I''ll bet all the bad people will be tried and convicted. Comey, Struzk, Hillary, Brennan, Clapper, Obama, will soon be staring out from behind bars and the people's faith in our justice system will be restored. You know I'm kidding! jack

  • Robert Neumuller

    12/12/2020 12:32 PM

    Want to get the vacince.

  • jack macdonald

    12/12/2020 12:20 PM

    It turns out the Libs don't have to pack the court. Trump did it for them. Not one of the 3 he placed on the court had the judgement to support the TX case. This Roberts court and its decisions are a slap in the face to regular Americans. This ranks up there with their Roe vs. Wade debacle and then moving on to the Obamacare travesty. At this point we don't have a third branch of govt., only a rubber stamp for the Libs. It really stinks. Goodbye to our country. You can't measure my disgust.

  • Tracey Evans

    12/12/2020 07:30 AM

    No vaccine for me or my family!

  • Sandra Weaver

    12/12/2020 05:45 AM

    people suffered for her political statement. She has no heart and should be out of office and put in an institution.

  • Susan Tesauro

    12/12/2020 03:53 AM

    I have grave concerns about the coming covid 1984 vaccines. All the research I have done (and I have done extensive, exhausting research) tells me that it would be the height of folly to take any of these experimental vaccines. Too much to go into but they, in a nutshell, are dangerous and poisonous. I am encouraging everyone I know to stay as far away as possible from the jab. Building up one's immunity is a much wiser way to deal with this. I appreciate your articles so very much as well as your television program. Thank you!

  • Carol Ulrich

    12/12/2020 03:28 AM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee for giving us a little bit of positivity during these trying times.

  • Tricia Kennemer

    12/12/2020 01:49 AM

    JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL.

  • marshall peterson

    12/12/2020 01:42 AM

    Very astute as expected.
    Continue to offer the best condensed news synopsis!