Evening Edition - February 5

February 5, 2020

In recent years, the term “fact-checker” has come to mean “partisan spin doctor pretending to dispense objective truth.” But President Trump made their job very hard with his SOTU Address. While Democrats are accusing him of lying from force of habit, he made a point of couching his accomplishments in verifiable statistic form, such as saying that the unemployment rate is the lowest in over 50 years, and that we’ve added 12,000 new factories after losing 60,000 under the last two Administrations. So when this fact-checking team looked into his claims, they had to admit he was telling the truth.

https://fox61.com/2020/02/04/verify-fact-checking-president-trumps-third-state-of-the-union-address/

In fact, surprisingly, he actually understated one accomplishment: "Since my election, the net worth of the bottom half of wage earners has increased by 47%, three times faster than the increase for the top one percent." Actually, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the wealth of the bottom half has increased by 55.86%, which is 3-1/2 times the increase for the top one percent.

Of course, this didn’t prevent Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the Democratic response from claiming that the economy is only “strong for the wealthy who are reaping rewards from tax cuts they don’t need” while it “doesn’t work for working people.” Those tax cuts helped fuel the economic boom that created the job creation that led to low unemployment that’s forced employers to increase wages and benefits to attract good workers. Electing Democrats who’ll raise taxes would undo all that. Besides, it’s an objectively false claim (see paragraph directly above.) But claiming that Republicans only care about the rich and want workers to suffer is all that Democrats know how to do, so they’ll just keep doing the same thing despite what Trump does or what those lying research numbers say.

Sadly for them, for once, fact-checkers verify that (to quote “Seinfeld”) Trump’s accomplishments are real, and they are spectacular. He wasn’t just bragging. Besides, it’s not bragging if you can really do it.

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Some Democratic Iowa Caucus results are finally starting to trickle out. With 71% of precincts reporting, Pete Buttigieg is narrowly leading Bernie Sanders in the delegate race by 26.9% to 25.2%. Warren is trailing at 18.4% with Biden at 15.4%, barely edging Amy Klobuchar. Sanders leads in the popular vote. So the top two Democratic contenders for President of the United States so far are a small town mayor and an elderly socialist, with Joe Biden a distant fourth. Biden’s also not strong in the next two states, but hopes to win in his “firewall” of South Carolina. However, recent polls show his support is falling there, too.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/iowa-democratic-party-caucus-results

One of President Trump’s first reactions, when he was accused of trying to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens because Biden would be his opponent in 2020, was to say he never thought Biden would be the nominee. It would be ironic indeed if the one person who actually got anything right in the Iowa Democratic Caucuses was Donald Trump.

PS – While the media are trying to make Republican reactions to the Democrats’ debacle in Iowa the story instead of the debacle itself or the rise of open socialist Bernie Sanders, political strategist James Carville has been around long enough to know not to believe your own blather. And he’s straight-up terrified at the suicidal impulses of his own party.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/james-carville-bernie-sanders-scared-to-death

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The Department of Homeland Security has announced travel restrictions on six new nations due to their failure to provide security criteria to prevent terrorists from entering the US. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted the move, claiming it was “discrimination disguised as policy” and would bar 350 million people from predominately African nations from entering the US. DHS fired back that the actual number of people affected is approximately 12,400. If 350 million people wanted to come here, that would mean the entire populations of all those nations coming to the US and more than doubling our present population. Which I’m sure would be fine with Nancy, as long as they all vote Democrat.

https://www.westernjournal.com/pelosi-claims-new-travel-ban-affects-350-million-real-number-actually-12k/

The conservative satirical news site The Babylon Bee had a story on Monday’s Iowa Democratic Caucuses that I think fits this situation perfectly as well.

https://babylonbee.com/news/democrats-in-chaos-after-primaries-require-basic-math

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Tweet of the Day! Former Obama official and MSNBC analyst (natch!) Richard Stengel tweeted about the Dems’ Iowa Caucus fiasco, “The two guys happiest with the Iowa results are Donald Trump and his pal Vladimir Putin. Please don't subscribe to conspiracy theories launched by either one of them. Simple human incompetence is almost always the right explanation.” Putting aside that Stengel cited the debunked Russian collusion conspiracy theory to denounce conspiracy theories, the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto offered the perfect response:

“’Simple Human Incompetence.’ Now there’s a campaign slogan.”

https://twitter.com/jamestaranto/status/1224763448308969493

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Super Bowl Post-Script: Jay-Z denied that he and wife Beyonce were making any kind of political statement by sitting during the National Anthem. He says they co-produced the show and were just absorbed in making sure everything was running smoothly (the mics, camera angles, etc.)

However, he added, "I didn't have to make a silent protest. If you look at the stage, the artists that we chose, Colombian (Shakira), Puerto Rican, J-Lo…we were making the biggest loudest protest of all." So in case you thought they forgot to add a lot of politics to an inappropriate place, rest easy. And here I thought the halftime show was just a protest against good taste and public decency.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/jay-z-explains-seated-super-bowl-national-anthem

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Finally, Mitt Romney buys the load of Schiff. He's still upset he choked against Obama & begged for Sec of State but was passed over by President Trump(thank goodness!). He makes a fine Democrat Senator for Utah. I sure miss Orrin Hatch who was a statesman. Utah deserves better. We all do.

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  • Jerry Korba

    02/06/2020 08:01 AM

    A question for the Gov. in Michigan why is the working class population wages low in the first place what did the gov.office do to have a solution of low income? before President Trump took over? Please Gov. will you respond to that question. Does the fact that people that hire now may have more money to raise wages for its employees? And please check are the wages increasing? Tim Scott and the President are working at ridding slum areas with business and job creating industry every slum replaced by business is what this country needs, the Michigan Gov. check in with these people maybe she may have a chance to learn and help her State. When Leaders complain about their situations and blame someone else for the failures they have, they are not leaders but just the main part of the problem. President Trump finds solutions to problems he gets stuff done. D-RATS created most of the problems communities have the biggest source of the problems lie on the D-RATs side of Congress look at its rating, make your communities great again vote for a Conservative MAGA vote Conservative within a decade your community will be great again.

  • Turner Eugene Crawford

    02/06/2020 07:51 AM

    Right on Governor, you keep on telling it like it is!

  • James Hoppe

    02/06/2020 07:12 AM

    President Trump's BEST YET!!!! And Nancy.....what more do we need to get term limits enacted??
    The disrespect with the white coats....talking...not rising etc certainly is not another thing for the
    college professors to use in teaching socialism!!!!!!

    AND...that was the WORST halftime show of any Super Bowl. Family entertainment...with pole
    dancers??? Close up shots of nearly bare asses???? My teen age grandkids did not know how
    to react....with a room full of relatives!!! Sad....!!! 90% of those I've talked to felt the same!

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    02/06/2020 06:59 AM

    Question: I have read in many places that if a president's term is clouded with consporacy theories and the such, (Russian Hoax & Learning about Peaches), then a 3rd term could be sought. Is this true and in the constitution?

  • Ellen Klapperich

    02/06/2020 04:59 AM

    I'm sure that after his lone stance for "justice", Romney will find himself at the losing end of his reelection poll. Karma baby!

  • Purushottam Naik

    02/06/2020 04:47 AM

    Hearty Congratulations to President Trump and truly sensible Republican Senators, for acquiting Mr. Trump! Truth always wins!
    Great speech by Mr. Trump during SOTU with facts filled information! During the same SOTU, there were a few cult members appearing to be in their own imaginary world and thus not caring for anyone but their own selfishness?

  • Renee Kendrick

    02/06/2020 03:30 AM

    Correction to a prior comment: MLB team is the Washington Nationals instead of Washington Senators.

  • Nelson D Reyes

    02/06/2020 03:20 AM

    The American Gothic:
    Schiff Pelosi Nadler Romney

  • Renee Kendrick

    02/06/2020 03:10 AM

    Democratic Analogy:

    Iowa Caucuses - Curve Ball - Strike One down the middle.

    SOTU - House Chamber - Slider - Strike Two in the lower left corner.

    President Trump's Acquittal - Senate Chamber - Fast Ball - Strike Three in the upper right corner.

    Well, it's: one, two, three strikes you're out at the old ball game. The MLB Washington Senators won the World Series in October 2019. The Capitol Hill Republican Senators won Acquittal for the President in February 2020.

  • Connie Nunn

    02/06/2020 02:42 AM

    This doesn't relate to this evening's newsletter, but on your Huckabee show, where is the "In Case You Missed It" segment? Missing that, hope you bring it back--it's amusing & calls it like it is... (ridiculous)

  • Linda Olds

    02/06/2020 01:11 AM

    Gale Young, the vice president did not shake hands with President Trump, so I don't think Trump expected Pelosi to offer her hand, and he started turning around so quickly, I don't think he saw it.
    Whether he did or not, what was Pelosi's purpose? I am unable to think it was friendly, after all that she's put Trump, and America, through.
    As Speaker of the House, if she was unable to keep her people in line, she should have stuck to her original statement about impeachment and resigned rather than put everyone through this.

  • Adina Melnick

    02/06/2020 12:50 AM

    Gov. Whitmer is sadly delusional and she is the democrats new hopeful. She lied about the president and gave false stats. Yes she makes a good democrat

  • Maxine Oswalt

    02/06/2020 12:20 AM

    God help us get through to the end of this year!

  • Carol Denardo

    02/06/2020 12:16 AM

    I know that you can't reply to my comment but I offer just a bit of humor coming from the despicable performance by Pelosi Tuesday night. I really think she either needed an enema or preparation H., or both! I am praying the republicans take back the house in the next election so we never again have to see that face behind our President.

  • Edward M Barber

    02/06/2020 12:09 AM

    Easy fix: Vote every Democrat out. Vote every Republican who acts like a Democrat out. Put Romney at the top of both lists.

  • Kathleen Tomer

    02/06/2020 12:02 AM

    It was the best State of the Union speech ever!!!

  • j. debra halsmith

    02/05/2020 11:56 PM

    Earlier this evening, I was watching "Black Conservative Patriot" on youtube and it was suggested that it was interesting that Pete B announced his "winning" [before final tallies were announced] in the Iowa caucuses...and that he has ties to the company who was part of the company using the voting system. Anyway, might be something to look into perhaps by your staff.
    I sure do LOVE what & how you write & always look forward to finding another in my email box daily AM & PM, Gov. H...
    And can't wait for Saturday nite on TBN for The Huckabee Show...a highlight of my week that comes in only second to my time at church every Sunday!!! ;)
    Greetings from Colorado Springs!
    j. debra

  • Jim Brookins

    02/05/2020 11:39 PM

    Always enjoy the real news from Gov. Huckabee, thank-you! Be EZ on Jay-Z and Beyonce maybe they forgot the National Anthem words did a Google search and had no connection? Get it "NO" connection that is until someone called to tell him they had forgotten to stand.
    Ref: Vanity Fair https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/02/jay-z-super-bowl-national-anthem

  • Amber L Sampo

    02/05/2020 11:29 PM

    Thank you for your honesty, steadfast presentation of the truth! For such a time o this we need Godly wisdom.

  • WILEY S DRAKE

    02/05/2020 11:26 PM


    Congressional Prayer Conference of Washington DC Calls for Cooperation with All Worldwide Prayer Partners to a Special Repentance Prayer for America
    Contact: Pastor Wiley Drake, 714-865-8132 CALL2FALL.COM

    WASHINGTON, -- The Congressional Prayer Conference is offering the following avenues of prayer to Pray America back to Repentance and a closer walk with God through Jesus:

    1. "Telephonic Prayer Session" daily, Monday through Friday, 1-605-468-8016, Access code 399430# at 9:00 AM EST

    2. 24-hour "Live" Prayer Request Line, 1-714-865-8132

    3. "Live" Upper Room Prayer Vigils daily at 12:00 noon and 8:00 PM EST, 1-714-522-7201

    4. E-mail for written prayer targets: [email protected]

  • WILEY S DRAKE

    02/05/2020 11:24 PM


    Congressional Prayer Conference of Washington DC Calls for Cooperation with All Worldwide Prayer Partners to a Special Repentance Prayer for America
    Contact: Pastor Wiley Drake, 714-865-8132 CALL2FALL.COM

    WASHINGTON, -- The Congressional Prayer Conference is offering the following avenues of prayer to Pray America back to Repentance and a closer walk with God through Jesus:

    1. "Telephonic Prayer Session" daily, Monday through Friday, 1-605-468-8016, Access code 399430# at 9:00 AM EST

    2. 24-hour "Live" Prayer Request Line, 1-714-865-8132

    3. "Live" Upper Room Prayer Vigils daily at 12:00 noon and 8:00 PM EST, 1-714-522-7201

    4. E-mail for written prayer targets: [email protected]

  • Dianna Peacock

    02/05/2020 11:19 PM

    I saw this on a Facebook post and am wondering if (and hoping) it’s true! Can you comment on this, please? Someone needs to jump on this!

    Christian Ransom "Nobody is above the law"
    - Nancy Pelosi

    Right Nancy?

    Article II, Section 3, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution states that the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."

    You saw the President do EXACTLY that when he gave a copy to Nancy Pelosi for the House of Representatives, and another copy to Vice President Pence, who is president of the Senate.
    By handing them those papers, President Trump complied with his constitutional duties (a speech is not required), and those papers officially became a national document and part of our national archives.

    By destroying the copy given to the House of Representative, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi violated 18 USC § 2071, which reads:

    "(a)Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

    We all saw her tear up the President's official communication to the Congress' copy for the House.

    And the law is clear.
    She should be prosecuted and removed from office

    Continuing with Section (b): (18 U.S.C. § 2071. Section 2071 (b) )

    "(b)Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States."

    As we see, not only is she liable for prosecution, she is also now unfit for office.

    She committed this crime in a very public manner, on the floor of the US House of Representatives, showing great contempt not only for the rule of law, but for the office she holds and the American people she supposedly serves.

  • Cathy Grantham

    02/05/2020 11:17 PM

    I voted for Mick Romney when he ran for president. I thought McCain was not a good choice. But, Mick is not "principled" as I would have thought, he is a whiner. He is "I don't get mad, I just get even." But, I hope this hurts his chances for re-election. Maybe, Utah will recall him.

  • Cathy Grantham

    02/05/2020 11:11 PM

    I am close to Nancy Pelosi's age and she is an embarrassment. All the ladies in white acted like a spoiled Sorority group, just too full of themselves. So much for women's progression. Their whole scene was childish and sub-standard as our representatives. They were disrespectful to the other adults in the room; uncaring of their voters who put them there, selfish and CLASSLESS !!!!
    Thank you for letting me vent.

  • Dorothy M McReynolds

    02/05/2020 10:46 PM

    I've never been a fan of Mitt Romney, but I'm trying real hard to believe that he was voting the way he would have had the president been a democrat. I don't think it will do us (the Republican Party) any favors to judge his motives. I hope that President Trump, his son and others will not continue to make a big deal about it. They needed two-thirds and got less than half - so let it go.