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January 7, 2022
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Good morning! 

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!  

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - John 14:2-3
  • Here we go again
  • Auto sales
  • SUMMARY --- Scott Adams on "January 6"
  • "Fact-checker"
  • Sen. Ted Cruz calls Jan. 6 rioters "terrorists"
  • America The Beautiful
  • Top News: Biden on "Jan. 6": disgraceful, dishonest, disgusting

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

John 14:2-3


MORNING NEWS BRIEFS

2. Here we go again:

Ghislaine Maxwell, who was just convicted of recruiting and grooming teenage sex abuse victims for late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, may get a do-over.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/lawyers-ghislaine-maxwell-seek-new-trial-juror-discloses-he-was-sex-abuse-victim

A juror told a media outlet that he was a sex abuse victim, something that apparently wasn’t previously disclosed, even though potential jurors were specifically asked that question. He also said that he used his experiences about remembering details of his abuse to sway two other jurors who doubted a witness. Maxwell’s attorney says this throws his impartiality into question and is “incontrovertible grounds for a new trial.”

3. Comment of the Day

I laughed through the whole newsletter. Keep up the humor; I need it. -Ray


4. Auto sales

Last year, the Japanese automaker Toyota sold more vehicles in the US than any other automaker, bumping GM into the #2 spot. This is the first time in history that a foreign automaker was the top seller in the US. GM had been #1 since 1931, and before that, it was Ford.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2022/01/05/for-the-first-time-ever-the-best-selling-carmaker-in-america-isnt-an-american-carmaker-n1547104

But don’t worry, Chrysler has a plan that I’m sure will catapult them into the top spot. Or else force taxpayers to bail them out again.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-electric-vehicles-1446462cee392899a6ec288f094075bc


5. SUMMARY --- Scott Adams on "January 6"

Scott Adams, best known as the creator of the DILBERT cartoon strip but also a bestselling author, trained hypnotist and professional prognosticator who predicted (like us!) Trump would win in 2016, made some interesting points about January 6 in his Thursday podcast (Episode 1615) of “Coffee With Scott Adams.” Worth quoting at length, so we will:

“...There were a ton of people there who didn’t even know they were breaking the law because the fences were down before they got there. They were just...protesting. So if you’ve got a President who is presuming without the benefit of a trial that these people were there for insurrection, you have put the assumption of guilt on citizens from the highest office in the land. The highest office in the land, the President, just put the assumption of guilt on a bunch of people --- some of ‘em were guilty, some, some. But most of them, not so much. Most of them were trying to do what they thought was preserving democracy, by postponing the certification until some audits could get done.

“Now, of course, when the fake news reports about it, they act like the idea was that they’d just take over and change the government. No demand like that ever happened. The only demand was, ‘Can you give us a few days to audit some suspicious stuff. That is PROTECTING the republic, at least in the minds of the people there.”

Also this: “We’re giving the states the presumption of innocence when they’re not giving us an auditable election. That’s backwards. The presumption has to be that the election is corrupt if you can’t audit it. That doesn’t mean it is...[but] the government has to prove they’re not guilty. They’ve gotta open the books.”

Darn right.

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Last but certainly not least, this: “...You are in the middle of a massive brainwashing operation. I don’t know the degree to which it is organized, but it looks organized. It looks as if the whole January 6 thing is to keep Trump out of office and to keep Trump supporters and Republicans in general demonized by keeping that story in your head. Because it creates the situation where Democrats can do anything to Republicans, ‘cause dammit, those Republicans deserve it --- look at them and their insurrections!”


6. "Fact-checker"

Here’s why we put the term “fact-checker” in quotation marks: The A.P. ran a “fact-check” stating that claims that January 6th prisoners are suffering mistreatment in jail are a “conspiracy theory.” This contradicts findings of an eyewitness investigation conducted by several Republican lawmakers, who are high-level conspirators indeed. The A.P.’s denial seems to be based on confusing the question of whether the prisoners have been mistreated with the opinion that they are political prisoners, and by pointing out that the prison authorities accused of mistreating them claim they’ve been given access to the same food and medical care as other inmates.

Here’s a response to the A.P. from the Post Millennial.

https://thepostmillennial.com/associated-press-writes-off-poor-treatment-of-capitol-riot-prisoners-as-conspiracy-theory-in-fact-check


7. Sen. Ted Cruz calls Jan. 6 rioters "terrorists"

A reader writes:

Hi, Gov. Huckabee. Thank you for your daily newsletter. Regarding Jan. 6, which was an unfortunate event, I saw a clip of [Texas] Sen. Ted Cruz referring to this as a "terrorist attack," which to my mind would equate it with Pearl Harbor and Sept. 11, which is nonsense. I know Democrats are committed to keeping Jan. 6 alive as the worst day in American history, but when Republicans start jumping on that bandwagon, I get greatly concerned, especially someone like Cruz who should not be engaging in exaggerated rhetoric. (Could it be he is planning on running for President in 2024 as a challenge to Donald Trump?) God bless.

Marilyn M.

………….

Thanks for writing, Marilyn. Only Sen. Cruz knows what he thought he personally had to gain by describing the rioters of Jan. 6 as “terrorists,” but it must have been something. We’d expect to hear this from, say, Liz Cheney, but whatever is going in Cruz’s mind right now is baffling. Of course it was nonsense –- we’ve shown with hard facts over just the past couple of days how ludicrous it is to compare the Capitol Hill riot with a real terrorist attack such as 9/11 –- and Cruz had to KNOW it was nonsense before the words left his mouth. He said it anyway, very deliberately, fully aware that it was ludicrous, so there must be some method to his madness.

But madness it is.

Cruz went on Tucker Carlson’s show Thursday night to try to help himself, and I’m being charitable when I say that it did not go well. Tucker didn't buy his explanation that he’d been “sloppy” and made a mistake with his poor choice of words, because Tucker knows that master-debater Cruz doesn’t EVER choose words sloppily. Also, this isn’t even the first time Cruz has used the word “terrorist” in this context; nearly a year ago, he called the incident “a terrorist attack” and “an assault on the citadel of democracy,” which, frankly, sounds more like something Chuck Schumer would say. So, to his credit, Tucker didn’t let Cruz get away with it.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/groveling-ted-cruz-fails-to-convince-tucker-carlson-that-calling-jan-6-a-violent-terrorist-attack-was-a-sloppy-mistake?

“I don’t believe you used that word accidentally,” Tucker told him. Cruz then tried to walk it back by saying that’s the term he uses for people who attack police. Carlson still didn’t let him off the hook, noting that even those charged with assaulting officers are not actual terrorists and that no one associated with this event has been charged with terrorism. (Note: nobody’s been charged with insurrection, either.)

“Why did you use that word?” Tucker asked Cruz. “You’re playing into the other side’s characterization.”

Tucker's right --- that’s exactly what he was doing, and the "why" is a real head-scratcher. If it’s true he’s planning to run for President in 2024 and assumes he'll likely be challenging Trump in the primary, this has got to be the worst way to go about it. It makes him look bad, it fractures the GOP, and, perhaps most of all, it plays into the disgusting lie that’s become the new fake anti-Trump mantra to replace the old fake anti-Trump mantra, which is to say, “Russia Russia Russia!!”

As it is, whether or not Trump is the candidate –- we know, of course, that anyone else will be tarred as a proxy for Trump –- we’re going to hear, day in and day out until Election Day '24, the lie that Trump supporters are terrorists and a threat to “our democracy,” And that leads right into our next story...


America The Beautiful

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, visit its website here.


8. Top News: Biden on "Jan. 6": disgraceful, dishonest, disgusting:

Yesterday, we had one word to say about President Biden’s “Jan. 6” commemorative speech: DISGRACEFUL. (Well, it was the one printable word we had.) Honestly, it was just too nauseating to write about right then, but perhaps it’ll be a bit less gag-inducing now, with a little distance put between us and it.

Biden repeatedly lied in his roughly 25-minute speech from the hallowed Statuary Hall inside the Capitol complex.

“For the first time in our history,” he lied, “a President had not just lost an election, but tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power.” Trump did no such thing and, in fact, was working within the process laid out in the Constitution. His rally was peaceful –- he TOLD participants to be peaceful –- and as such it was an expression of his constitutional right to peacefully protest. Biden implied in his speech that Trump had wanted his supporters to breach the Capitol, to physically prevent the vote from being certified, and had even personally engineered this. That is a lie.

He said Trump had sat in the White House dining room, “doing nothing for hours” with “the nation’s Capitol under siege” and the mob “hunted down members of Congress.” A timeline has been established that shows this, too, is a detestable lie.

Biden went on to lie about the election, too, and its aftermath. As Sophie Mann reports in Just The News, “Biden said there is no evidence, anywhere, to suggest that the results of the election were altered, flawed or in any way untrustworthy.” That claim is false, and recent polling shows most Americans don’t believe it. In fact, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest interference in a variety of creative ways. Was the election stolen outright, by strategically rigging the outcome in carefully targeted locations? We can’t say until enormous questions are answered and essential materials are provided to auditors. The lack of transparency is in itself suspect.

https://justthenews.com/government/white-house/anniversary-january-6-biden-says-trump-tried-prevent-peaceful-transfer-power

Biden didn’t hesitate to get personal about his predecessor, either, and that’s when the speech became shamefully unpresidential. Trump, he said, is someone who “values power over principle.” By refusing to accept the results of the election, he said, Trump is rejecting “the will of the people.” On the contrary, Trump believes the will of the people has been thwarted by those who would get into the White House by hook or by crook.

This pathetic speech was Biden’s own attempt to hold onto power as his presidency is clearly failing. A new Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that only 28 percent think Biden will be re-elected. Another 21 percent think he’ll resign before the next election. And a plurality of 38 percent think he’ll lose to the Republican candidate. As The New York Times wrote in December, “On top of concerns about Biden’s age and general unpopularity, there is an overarching fear among Democrats of the possibility of a Trump comeback --- and a determination that the party must run a strong candidate to head it off.” Could there BE a weaker candidate for re-election than Joe Biden?

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/06/only-28-percent-voters-think-biden-will-be-reelected/

Though the histrionics we saw yesterday seem ridiculously out of proportion to what actually happened (especially when that is compared to many months of BLM/Antifa violence), Glenn Greenwald warns that the Democrat Party and “the dominant wing of the U.S. corporate media” will play this for all it’s worth. “The orgy of psychodrama today was so much worse and more pathetic than I expected --- and I expected it to be extremely bad and pathetic,” he writes. And later, “Far too many centers of political and economic power benefit from an exaggerated and even false narrative about January 6 to expect it ever to end.”

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-histrionics-and-melodrama-around

The only thing I can think of that might cause this, if not to end, to at least recede a bit, is the revelation that protesters were “helped” past the barricades and into the Capitol that day, a scenario that seems more plausible all the time. We’ve brought you the excellent National File reporting on that, and here’s another report from Red State that raises more questions...

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/01/06/whatever-happened-to-alleged-capitol-rioter-john-sullivan-n502773

If that’s what happened, it doesn’t excuse Trump supporters for playing along on an extremely ill-advised adventure, but it certainly adds a whole new dimension to the story. One thing Biden never mentioned in his speech was the fact that Trump offered thousands of National Guard troops to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that day –- you know, to keep things peaceful and under control –- and Pelosi, who was in charge of security, turned him down. No, he never said a word about that.

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  • WILLIAM RUETH JR

    01/08/2022 01:16 PM

    Many of the commentators on the 2024 election fail to recognize a possible Democratic candidate. My worst nightmare is for Trump to run against Michelle Obama. I totally agreed with Trumps policies but he comes with a lot of baggage that most women find hard to overlook. Obama is female, black and not tied to the disaster of Biden's policies. We may be looking at eight more years of Obama.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    01/08/2022 12:26 PM

    Fear Not : it is obvious that the American people like Trump (rallies are historic) and despise Biden (his low polls are historic). What we are seeing is an attempt to excuse the coming Blue Reich.
    America prepare .

  • Larry Rippere

    01/08/2022 12:32 AM

    Thank you so much for getting that clip of Carlson vs. Cruz! There are very few articulate conservatives who we appreciate more than those two (Franklin Graham maybe? You?). To see such sharp disagreement between them is deeply disturbing! Ted brought A LITTLE comfort by assuring us that he always calls cop-killers terrorists—yet his political acumen about January 6th should have overridden that rhetoric in his own mind.

  • Lisa Osborn

    01/07/2022 05:52 PM

    I am so glad that I was not the only one that noticed Biden's many lies,I was shouting at my pc as I watched,then I prayed! God is the only one that can help with this whole situation!

  • Floyd A Unger

    01/07/2022 02:41 PM

    Thank you. The Democrats, the Left, the Media, the Swamp and those who have submitted to their Brainwashing are in a black hole panic. Trump as an outsider, one that they were fearful of and didn’t like, was doing a very good job and was beginning to fix America’s wrongs. They refused to accept their loss of near absolute power and the increase of our independent happiness.

  • Judy Chastain

    01/07/2022 02:31 PM

    I believe that the democrats stole the 2020 election. And if the ACLU has their way, dishonest elections will become the norm. Here in Mississippi, the ACLU drew up the redistricting map! Redistricting is always controversial, but the most astonishing part? The Mississippi Legislature voted to accept it!

  • Pamela Robbins

    01/07/2022 02:24 PM

    Thank you for your great commentary of what has happened. This was one of the best newsletters from you, yet.
    I usually laugh a bunch, but all the topics today just really make me mad. One thing you could’ve added was how Not only was he lying about Trump, but he was so childish in doing so. He may as well have said Trump just needed to take his toys and go home. It really angers me to think that some people will believe him and it will perpetuate the hatred so many have for Trump, which keeps our nation divided. Most of it was based on lies the media told everyone who listened. It is far worse when a president tells the lies! When will it stop?!

  • Jerry Korba

    01/07/2022 01:48 PM

    If the election of Biden to be President was so honest why is he fighting so hard against the protest of 1/6 and wanting some questions answered about the ballots and how they were handled biden is hiding answers to questions that he can not answer honestly. I have a concern about our meat beef for instance being imported and not sold as imported beef. The cost to bring it to the US has to be more than transporting it from state to state compared to bringing beef from half way around the world . People have cursed the high price of Beef and blaming inflation and the beef producers for gouging the consumers with high prices when imported beef is mixed in with American raised beef no one is sure where the product is being raised and under what guidelines. I had not heard about how the beef is priced with high transportation costs passed on to US citizens buying imported beef from around the world sounds like a very bad decision to allow beef from countries without our guidelines for safety in the food chain. This country is capable of producing all the beef this country needs we don't need another China to make our products. I want to know who or what is allowing this.

  • Gladys Hizer

    01/07/2022 01:25 PM

    Your 2 words, "shamefully un-presidential" says it all. If Biden's parents never taught him to say something nice or nothing at all, he should have learned that years ago. Since all the FACTS are not in yet, how can anyone be declared guilty? Passing judgement, I say Biden has broken many of the 10 commandments and needs to go to confession.

  • Blu Rivard

    01/07/2022 01:15 PM

    Thank you, and God bless you, and yours, Gov. Mike Huckabee for your courage and strength in Our Lord Jesus Christ. I don't know if this would concern you, but I have no other than a solution to contact you who personally knows President Trump. I have been praying for all you freedom fighters and especially Pres. Trump! I know I am not alone. i have been supporting Pres. Trumps campaigns against the Left. but keep getting donations requests when I have already give sometimes not much but this year much more. Still, they state renew membership, I have, Pres., Trump's team is not letting them know what we are doing. Is our money truly going to his Save America treasury? Thank you for your time. I am a part-time art instructor and believe that our Nation under God is indivisible with liberty and justice for all! Is there another way to reach him? Stay strong and safe Governor Hucklebee!