Evening Edition - June 6

June 6, 2020 |

PEAK HYSTERIA

Right now, we are peak hysteria, with the Twitter mobs emboldened to bully anyone who dares voice an unapproved opinion and major corporations rushing to grovel to and shower money on the loudest and angriest voices, lest they be accused of being racist and not caring about black lives. But there is one thing you can always count on with the radical left: whenever they have an advantage, they try to push it way beyond the point of reason and spark a strong backlash. At the moment, many Americans are feeling too concerned about the threat of violence to speak up in public, but when they’re already thinking “This has gone way too far” and discussing it among themselves in private – and this includes black Americans and responsible citizens of all races -- then the radicals have already lost the argument, they just don’t know it yet.

For example, take this video.

Some ladies were being good citizens by cleaning riot graffiti off a federal building when a woman driving by – the type of smug “Karen” who, two weeks ago, was probably berating people in parks for not wearing masks – started to berate them as racists. Apparently, racism and “white privilege” (cleaning up other people’s messes is a privilege?) have now been redefined as “any thoughts or actions that angry white leftists disagree with.”

What’s encouraging about this is the reaction. I’m sure the person who attacked those women expected that putting it online would make her look like a hero and publicly shame them even more, with Twitter mobs agreeing they’re “RACISTS” for trying to clean up their neighborhood. Instead, the accuser found herself being slammed so hard that she deleted her social media accounts. That not only helps clean up the walls of social media just a tiny bit, but it also signals a welcome sea change: even online, people are getting fed up with the self-righteous crybullies.

As I’ve written many times before, I consider racism to be a repugnant sin against God, who created us all in His image. Therefore, abusing that word to call anyone you disagree with a racist is one of the worst of all possible slanders. And we are seeing it everywhere now. If washing graffiti off a wall makes you a racist or a white supremacist, then those words have lost all meaning. And they are such horrible words that people who devalue and defang them by throwing them around loosely for cheap political advantage are the ones who should feel ashamed of themselves.

BACKLASH AGAINST LEFTISTS

That attempt to brand some women as racists for cleaning graffiti off a monument and the ensuing fierce backlash is only one of many signs all around us of a big pushback brewing against the anti-police, pro-riot, black-lives-matter-except-black-cops-and-business-owners mentality. I warned yesterday that deep blue pockets of insanity like Minneapolis that are responding to rioting and looting by slashing or disbanding their police forces had better budget for some rent-a-cops to deal with the riots that will likely occur when Donald Trump is reelected. Matt Vespa at Townhall.com has compiled a handy list of other warning signs that we may be bracing for the biggest backfire since Wile E. Coyote purchased a fireworks factory. One is that even a reliably liberal reporter is starting to call them on their blatant hypocrisy.

Two weeks ago, people who were protesting that they should be allowed to attend church or open their businesses were threatened, arrested, called childish and irresponsible, and told they were going to cause a new deadly wave of coronavirus cases. Now, those same officials are not only condoning mass protests, they’re trying to justify them on health grounds (they haven’t been very healthy for the people who’ve been killed and injured, but as always with the left, human suffering that doesn’t advance the political narrative is irrelevant.)

Over 1200 alleged “health professional” even signed an open letter, declaring that the protesters shouldn’t be criticized for possibly creating huge super-spreader events because “opposition to racism (is) vital to the public health,” and racism is more dangerous than COVID-19.

As “health professionals,” maybe they could explain to us why a virus that was so deadly two weeks ago that stropping it trumped the rights of people to protest unconstitutional executive orders or to exercise their religious freedom has suddenly become less deadly when it's spread by protests of racism. Maybe we could exploit that sudden weakening to create a vaccine. Oh, wait: the virus didn’t weaken due to biology. They just decided that the First Amendment right to stage protests they agree with is more important than the First Amendment right to stage protests they disagree with – or to exercise your religious beliefs, even those of black people who want to attend black churches.

They try to finesse this staggering hypocrisy by saying it’s not dangerous as long as the protesters follow safety guidelines, like wearing masks or social distancing. Except news video shows many are not. The business owners and churches were being scrupulous about safety, but they didn’t care less. Blue city officials were ordering drive-in church services shut down and arresting people for surfing all alone. If only they’d known to hold a protest sign while singing hymns or hanging ten!

Once again, we see that to the “party of science,” the only science that really matters is political science. You may personally believe that protesting racism is more important than letting people go to church or to work to feed their families, and that’s fine: make that argument. But that’s a subjective value judgement. It’s not medical science, so stop trying to bamboozle us into thinking it is.

Everybody with a brain sees through it. I’ll bet even many people who support the protests see how self-serving and hypocritical that letter is, but won’t say so. You can intimidate people into silence, but you can’t keep them from seeing the hypocrisy that’s being papered over with passionate OUTRAGE and thinking the obvious about it...

Maybe that explains an allegedly shocking (but not to me) new Rasmussen poll. While Democrats, the media and radical activists are trying to blame President Trump for racism and race riots (even though the Ferguson and Baltimore riots happened under Obama) -- and for a bad cop murdering a black man in a city so solidly Democratic that the last Republican mayor left office 47 years ago, and in a state so solid blue that it was the only one that voted for Mondale over Reagan – black likely voter approval of Trump has surged to 41%, with 25% “strongly” approving. Even 15% of Democrats in general strongly approve of how Trump’s doing his job.

Perhaps the best explanation for Trump’s rising black support was unintentional: “Many of the businesses they looted were mom and pop shops in distressed communities that were struggling in the first place. In New York City, Rochester, many of these businesses were essential businesses for the poorest communities in those locales. They looted mom and pop stores that don’t have the resources to rebuild and reopen.” – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Analysts say black voters like the strong Trump economy and job/wage growth, his push for criminal justice reform, and the fact that he fights back when he’s unfairly attacked. I’d guess that a lot of them also appreciate that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep the people who claim they’re fighting racism from burning down black neighborhoods and killing black police officers. Maybe they prefer Trump’s promise to protect their safety over the Democrats’ promise to do away with policing in their neighborhoods.

Or maybe, like many of the rest of us, they just recognize when they’re being lied to and played. That might be the scariest electoral trend of all for the Democrats.

LIST OF DAMAGES

If you’d like to comprehend just how insane it is for leftist city officials to be cutting and eliminating police during the current civil unrest, take a look at this disturbing list of damages after just a week of “mostly peaceful protests.” It includes injuries, killings (including black victims), massive property damage and destruction of hundreds of businesses, many of them small businesses with black owners that served black neighborhoods.

These communities might want to tell the protesters what Oliver Hardy used to tell Stan Laurel: “Stop trying to HELP me!”

"HUCKABEE" PREVIEW

After a week like this, you need to relax and join me tonight for another new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez will talk about how to successfully balance reopening businesses safely with keeping protests peaceful. Former NFL star, minister and Ambassador for Peace and Sport Jack Brewer shares some important thoughts about George Floyd and the violent reaction to his killing. You’ll meet a Huck’s Hero who’s helping former felons rejoin society and stay out of prison, and a couple who have some simple ways to help build a happy, lasting marriage. I’ll have some serious news commentary, and some silly news, “In Case You Missed It.” And we’ll have music from country superstar Steve Wariner.

It all gets 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

MUST-READ ARTICLE

Ryan Bombarger is a mixed-race activist who truly believes that all lives matter, and he’s devoted his life to that principle. His birth mother was raped, but she refused an abortion. At the age of six weeks, he was adopted by a Christian family with 15 children, 10 of them adopted, of various races. He grew up in an atmosphere of racial diversity and respect for the sanctity of all lives. So he founded the Radiance Foundation to promote those principles and to fight the abortion industry that targets poor black mothers. He’s taken plenty of criticism from the left for defending the most vulnerable of black lives. And now, he’s written an op-ed about why he will not support Black Lives Matter.

It’s not that he doesn’t believe that black lives matter. He’s spent his entire life fighting for that principle. But he points out that BLM also stands for a lot more than that, and many of the people and corporations that are blindly rushing to embrace them probably don’t even know about all the other controversial positions that come with it.

If you’d like to know more about Ryan and contribute to the Radiance Foundation, here’s a link to an interview I did with him on “Huckabee,” posted to their website.

By the way, Black Lives Matter isn’t the only organization that claims to care about protecting black lives, but is extremely selective about which black lives it protects.

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  • Viviana

    06/08/2020 06:33 PM

    I believe the leftest are using Black Lives Matters for their own agenda and they should be criminally charged for all the damages done and for all the deaths of innocent people and police officers on duty during the riots, they are the ones responsible for allowing and enticing the riots as well as for all mayors and governors thinking and/or putting into action defunding our police departments that's a crime against their law abiding tax payer citizens and for every damage property and more so for every innocent person who gets violently attack , killed , rape, child trafficking, bodily injuries for life ect.. should be held responsible and sentence to prison for every crime commit under their watch for their cowardliness to not stand up to the people who are demanding unjust justice against the police department as a whole. All I'm seeing are cowards bowing down .

  • Michael

    06/08/2020 04:32 PM

    So we have these so called Health Care professionals saying that protesting is more important that the social distancing guidelines!! These health Care professionals will never again have credibility and will bring the same league as the MSM and the Democrats!! And while cities burn where's the phony environmentalist who should be outraged? And where is Greta Thurnberg to say "How Dare You?" Seems like there are a lot of groups who haven't any credibility!!! There exist right now many Mayor's and Governor's especially in blue states that have not only no credibility, but have sold out the good law abiding citizens with their ideology and agenda. The ideology and agenda that supports the leftist, the criminals and their agenda. Will these good citizens wake up to realize to stop voting for Democrats? In five months we will find out if they are seeing clearly now or chose to be blind to the destruction of their communities, their states and their nation, if they continue to vote for Democrats.

  • Ken McAlear

    06/08/2020 04:04 PM

    Governor, please help me to balance the false rhetoric of some of our former military leaders and educate people on an important issue. Specifically, retired General James Mathis wrote that, ". . . I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstances to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens . . .." Maybe I took a different oath than the General when I became a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force in 1965, but my oath said, " . . . I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, . . .." Violent protesters and looters and organizations like Antifa are domestic enemies of the United States.
    One day our President is criticized for going to his bunker in the White House and the next day criticized for exercising his right to take a walk to a church.
    Ken McAlear, Colonel (Retired), US Air Force
    P.S. Keep up your good work, Governor, educating the people about the dangers our country faces from some of our own citizens -- elected and unelected.

  • Benita Miller

    06/08/2020 10:56 AM

    Watched your show yesterday and happy it's almost back to normal. My husband and I agree with you 100%. So tired of phony baloney. It's nice when you hear some honesty.

  • Valerie Rodriguez

    06/08/2020 07:21 AM

    As a white female in the US, I do not feel qualified to judge a black person. I have not walked in their shoes. I have not had to live in fear every day of my life. Fear of being misunderstood as I’m jogging in a neighborhood, fear of asking someone to please leash their dog in a park, fear just because I am a darker color than others, fear because my race is dying at a greater rate than whites from the Coronavirus, etc etc. I cannot even comprehend what Blacks and other people of color deal with on a daily basis. But, I can understand oppression. Being a female, I have had my share of being oppressed, being raped, being disregarded, being told how I will live my life, being told how I will control my body, being told I can’t do this or that or go here or there, or say this or that, because I am female. I have acted out against these things at times but mostly I have acted out inwardly, I have hurt myself at times along the way. So, I can kind of understand when Black people damage the stores in their own areas cause that’s where you are at the time. Rage doesn’t care. Rage is a powder keg, it doesn’t think, it reacts. The rage that some Black people feel goes back many many years, over 400 to be exact. It is so multifaceted and deep that “we” White folks cannot truly understand it BUT we can be empathetic. Jesus’s story about the Samaritan is a perfect example. Which person am I? Do I pass him by or do I stop and help? Do I invest in my fellow man, of any color, or do I walk by? Do I judge him? Do I kick him when he is down? Do I ignore him? As Jesus said, “ whatever you do for the “least” of these, you do for me”. What am I, are you, doing for the “least” of these?
    I often think of how I will answer to God when He asks me what I did with what He gave me. What did I do with an opportunity, a human being that is hurting? Did I address the injustice? Did I bandage wounds? Did I take care of my sister or brother? Did I show them His love?
    I do not see your writings as something that Jesus would be pleased with. Jesus showed love to all beings, all parties. Yes, He pointed out hypocrisy but what I see in your letters is incendiary not healing. It is not unifying. You are responsible to God.

  • Regena Brown

    06/07/2020 05:38 PM

    I would like to see the full names and credentials and states if the supposed 1200 health professionals

  • ALFRED NAGEL

    06/07/2020 03:12 PM

    I live in Gettysburg, SD, population 1200. I visited with Georges"s uncle, who also lives here. He told me that George has 15 children, I'll bet the fake news won't tell this. One is an adult, we have seen him on TV, a girl is 6, I believe someone is going to pay for her college. What about the others, I would bet they are on welfare, and whatever else they can get free. Miles Jones is the uncle, and he was in the car when George came home from the hospital, when he was born. He went to Mples, to make "a better life" for himself, has been there 5 years, envolved with dope, I don't know if he was selling for using, but passing counterfite $20.00, isn't actually a better life. Fake news doesn't care, and would not tell this if they knew. thanks for keeping us informed.

  • James Weskirchen

    06/07/2020 03:01 PM

    It is refreshing to see someone who stands up for Christianity and the U S A.
    Thanks Mike for your courage and tempered voice of reason.
    God Bless You and all Christians and the U S A

  • Jerry Korba

    06/07/2020 02:48 PM

    The term expert is about as worthless as the word Racists to be called Racist is almost a badge of honor now days all it really means you don't agree with acts of violence slander, unfair policies, welfare, illegal voting, pressuring leaders to erase civil rights, police protection, only Black Lives matters, its time to rid society of its man made laws and governed society by the 10 Commandments I doubt many Politicians could possibly follow them or Hollywood Productions the Main Stream Media all the Hate groups what's left of Society to try and adhere to the rules? I can only think, working class people of all colors and positions, seniors, Christians of all colors, people that adhere to the American dream, people that build and invent new and better products, non looters and non arsonists, and children of such people, can abide by the rules; that's according to some of the nations leaders and malcontents the loudmouthed with CCP traits call these good people RACISTS . They made the word Racist a word without meaning. Go figure! MAGA

  • wanda johnson

    06/07/2020 01:48 PM

    i know evil when i see it; disguised as good...when you know who our Lord and Savior is ...Christ Jesus.... you pray for those that are lost...the ignorant ones deceived by satan..the enemy that hates them...satan knows he is already defeated...and will be in hell forever; one day...he will drag anyone to hell he can...there are only 2 masters... either serve and worship, Him that loves us ...our Father, Creator of all things in heaven and of earth; Christ Jesus.( that suffered and died for all men)... that all might live... your choice.....i choose my Lord, Jesus...Son of the loving God....i pray for the ones that are blinded....that they might see....and i pray for strength, hope and a re-newing of our love for Jesus.....He is...the Way..the Truth ...and the Life.... and we win!!! keep up your very good programming.....i pray for you and all those connected with the show...God Bless America...the greatest nation ever.. sincerely, wanda joy

  • suzanne Schwartz

    06/07/2020 01:21 PM

    Praise Almighty GOD for this man's testimony and work with the LORD. Praying Americans will hear, listen and heed what he is saying. Praying millions will hear his voice, and, in this day and time, hear it loudly. Shame on Christian colleges who would express disappointment in his words of truth. How can they say he is not speaking truth? May GOD open doors, windows and avenues for his voice to be heard!

  • KC Day

    06/07/2020 12:30 PM

    Governor Huckabee.,
    Isn't it true that a large reason for the founding of America, not the primary reason of Freedom of Religion, but in the sense of the states uniting, was for PROTECTION? Isn't that the fundamental job of the government? It would seem that would involved the creation of borders and appointing someone(s) to defend those and to enforce the laws (originally agreements) made to protect the people within?
    If so, aren't these Governors and Mayors and City Councils violating their basic reason for existence? Probably even codified in federal, state and local documents? In the case, shouldn't those offices (not just the people in the office entirely) be done away with? Why have a governor or mayor who refuses to fulfill his primary purpose? Why have such an office? Just there to levy taxes buy more votes through hand-outs, and enrich themselves through favorable financial decisions? Really! Jus' thinkin'
    Always appreciate your common sense, TRUTHFUL analysis of events AND the wisdom that comes from a biblical perspective!
    PS THESE CAPTCHA ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO DO AND I ALMOST GIVE UP ON COMMENTING WHEN THEY ARE INVOLVED!

  • Joann Maager

    06/07/2020 11:49 AM

    I wish Hulu offered TBN . It doesn't, but thank you for your comments. So appreciate them

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    06/07/2020 10:24 AM

    So, with all this rioting and protests, we now know that ALL CAN GOT TO THE POLLS IN PERSON if they are not already registered for a mial in ballot! This is a Win-Win!

  • Thomas Douglas Roper

    06/07/2020 10:23 AM

    You and I and those who grew up in the 50s and 60s can well remember the whites only restrooms and water fountains. Blacks had to sit in the back of the bus. Blacks and whites did not mingle. I had black friends and that was frowned upon though not by my parents. Lord have mercy if a black boy was caught with a white girl. Half breeds were shut out by both races and hangings were still taking place by the KKK.
    We've come a long ways but still have ways to go. I want to see reform. Hate is still being taught on both sides of the racial barrier. Only when we can stop that can we move in the right direction.
    Defunding the police as suggested by BLM is not the answer. Improved vetting and training the police could go a long ways.

  • Gail Denham

    06/07/2020 10:17 AM

    Personally I do not believe that BLM or some other radical type groups care about anyone - let alone the Af-Am people - they care only about spreading discord. And to disband or defund the police is insane. period. The ones who suffer most will be those in the very communities they proclaim they're protecting. Plus Antifa and that type have now gotten "permission" from the left to destroy - burn and destroy. God help this country.

  • Jerry

    06/07/2020 09:33 AM

    The little mayor of Minneapolis put his big boy pants on and addressed a crowd of protesters and savages listened to the group pressure him into defunding the police department he shook his head no turned and walked away to shameful counts fist waving activists. Growing up a little today the mayor Frey he learned when dealing with terrorists and savages giving orders to have the police stand down and leave the city un protected to let the same people protesting the police make demands on how to run the city proved to be fatal. He may have been embarrassed when walking away he should have been in rage by the he got into his car the crowd turned on him just as the kids in the candy store turn on the parents when the kid didn't get what they wanted. Lesson Learned mayor I hope your gutless Governor was watching maybe his silver tongue can can fix all the destruction and theft of property that happened in your city Mr. frey they will take your title Mayor, gas is cheap as one of your protester said on national tv. Read between the lines you idiots.

  • Stephen Russell

    06/07/2020 08:54 AM

    Post riot billing:
    Make public, online, global & send bill to DNC, UN If involved.
    & other leftist groups IE Soros organz

  • Donna Merolle

    06/07/2020 08:31 AM

    Hi Gov. Huckabee - I enjoy your commentaries and your TV show. Something interesting you might want to check out on the web: www.protestjobs.com. Lots of people being paid not only to protest but to destroy and cause havoc. There was also a craig's list ad looking for protesters. I wonder how many of those "protesting" really care about anything!!!

  • Jerry Korba

    06/07/2020 07:58 AM

    If you want Murder, Theft, Rape, Destruction of Property like you have seen the past week that is what the country will be only 100 times worse. People that live by the laws will become just like the protesters you see on tv they will kill to protect their life family property they will have a deepen desire to fight not just to wreck and kill and steal for the moment to preserve their life style just like we fought against the Nazis the Japanese and Isis you get the picture the purpose to maintain freedom will prevail ; just like war in France Germany around the world have casualties and destruction society can rebuild without the criminal in the war on society it can only will the criminal's demise. Hopefully what's left of the police it will help to defeat the criminal. If that doesn't work then the final step bring in the Marines. I am hopeful that would be the first step to eliminate these criminals. As what has happened the police are not up to the task to arrest. In Minneapolis the taxpayer watched them retreat their own building Maybe the criminals have a point to get rid of the police and bring in the trained force of the United States Marines under the guidance of President Trump ask Syria how it went for them. The rioters are society's enemy as a nation, we better defend it.This mayhem happens every year or so its time to enforce the rules if cities don't have the stomach for it get out of the way let the military clean it up and then lets see if law and order can be restored Get rid of these CCP type leaders of these cities and let real Americans Lead.

  • Raymond D. Purdy, Jr.

    06/07/2020 07:07 AM

    Backlash against leftist - Look at New Jersey's leadership banning people from going to church and the Chicago mayor who is leading a charge to run "black" churches.

  • Linda Orf

    06/07/2020 06:55 AM

    I want to implore you and all your leaders to pray The Holy Spirit of our God pour out a massive, potent and undeniable spirit of Love, so potent that it melts all the hate that blinds the people, that their eyes would be opened to see Jesus outstretched hand, hear His still small voice and receive the comprehension and understanding to choose, choose to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior or choose to embrace the father of lies and hate. I believe God has been preparing hearts and minds to believe in Him.

  • bonnie douglas

    06/07/2020 02:51 AM

    I think that their zeal has also backfired on gun control because now many many more people will see the value and want to own one . So they " Shot themselves in the foot " with this one - Thanks ! Bonnie

  • Theodore Orwig

    06/06/2020 11:39 PM

    Dear Mr Huckabee,
    Please help get a message to all Conservative campaigners.
    Most campaign emails and letters have a similar message: Our campaign is critical, the Democrats are doing bad things and our raising us. We aren't worried we have you. Send money to: catch up to the Democrats, show strength to Pelosi, fill our war chest, President Trump just said good things about me, and its critical we meet out important fundraising deadline. Not one Action that needs funding to win. HOW TO INCREASE FUNDRAISING AND WIN ELECTIONS. Center campaigns on SPECIFIC ACTIONS THAT NEED FUNDING TO WIN. ACTIONS WILL WIN SUPPORT AND ELECTIONS. Even President Trump asks us to show support to help meet this Yearly, quarterly, monthly, and now weekly critical goal-donate to show support. I get 5-8 important people reminding me 'I am one of their best supporters but do not donate to show support'. I have emailed and called. No one listens. I have a few candidates and organizations who provide Actions-they get my donations. IF Conservatives they need to Campaign on SPECIFIC ACTIONS THAT NEED FUNDING TO WIN.
    PLEASE RESPOND so I know someone listened. Thank You Ted Orwig

  • Carl "T" Smith

    06/06/2020 11:30 PM

    When Anarchy is allowed to Rule over the Rule of Law, Chaos is the outcome. When Chris Cuomo has to explain that looting and burning is just peaceful Protest he is either spouting the Party Line or is a total Moron. I am HOPING he is just a Moron.