Morning Edition - August 23

August 23, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

August 23, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

"HUCKABEE" PREVIEW

Pop some popcorn and go camp out on the couch right now; you don’t want to miss a minute of tonight’s very special “Huckabee” on TBN! My lead guest will be President Donald Trump, in an interview shot at the White House. I’ll also talk with Kim Klacik, the African-American GOP House candidate in Baltimore whose devastating ad exposing how Democrat-run cities have been disastrous for black residents went viral and made her a rising political star almost overnight. Of course, we’ll also have some lighter entertainment, including comedy from hilarious Southern stand-up, Sonya White, and a classic soft rock hit from ‘70s superstar John Ford Coley.

We get rolling tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, 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

LESSON LEARNED

New Yorkers are learning the lesson that Margaret Thatcher taught the rest of us a long time ago: The problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of other people’s money. Or in New York City’s case, you make life so unbearable that the people with the money run out.

"RIGGING THE ELECTION"

Since “Russian collusion” finally imploded, the Democrats’ new “Trump is rigging the election” hoax is a ridiculous claim that he’s gathering up all the mailboxes so Democrats won’t be able to mail in their ballots. If you’re dumb enough to believe that – or not to know that you can always mail a ballot at the post office, or just leave it in your own mailbox and the carrier will pick it up – then maybe you shouldn’t be voting at all.

Nancy Pelosi is trying hard to make a federal case out of it, but it’s so mind-bendingly stupid that not even the reliably liberal “fact-checking” sites can bring themselves to go along with it. For instance, here’s Politifact ruling that, no, a photo of a stack of mailboxes is NOT proof of “massive voter suppression.” It’s a photo of a company that refinishes old mailboxes for the Postal Service.

Politifact is so in the bag for the Dems that they had to stick into this story a line about Trump making a “false” claim that mail-in voting is rife with fraud (Okay, it’s rife with errors that give it a tremendous potential for fraud, is that precise enough? And of course, we all know voter fraud never happens. Oh, wait…)

But that still can’t balance out the sheer willful idiocy of this story. What’s next? “Hey, I found three stacks of crackers inside my Ritz box! It’s massive proof that Trump is trying to hide food from the poor!”

Probably shouldn’t even say that. Nancy will convene impeachment hearings.

ELVIS WEEK 2020

This past week was Elvis Week 2020 at Graceland, to mark the 43rd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16, 1977. It's hard to believe, but the time that he's been gone is now one year more than the time he had on Earth. It doesn't seem that long because his music and image are still so popular and omnipresent even today. Saturday, the annual candlelight vigil will go on, although greatly reduced due to coronavirus restrictions. Still, the 720 tickets were snapped up immediately. People who claim it’s too scary to go to the polls to vote should take a page from these brave Elvis fans, who know how to keep safe while doing what’s essential. And honoring Elvis at Graceland in August is essential.

While the coronavirus has cut deeply into tourism, if you can get to Memphis, this is a golden opportunity to see Graceland as nobody has ever seen it before. With the reduced crowds, visitors have a chance to tour at 25% capacity, walk through at their leisure and take in every detail, as if they were Elvis' personal houseguests. If you can’t make it, here’s a video by a travel blogger who documented what it’s like. If you enjoy this, he has some other Elvis-related videos from the same trip.

ABOUT BARACK OBAMA'S CONVENTION SPEECH

Great comment on Barack Obama’s convention speech, from Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, and it also pretty well sums up the entire convention.

And in this article, Julie Kelly at American Greatness looks at the DNC convention in greater detail, as well as the behavior of Democratic leaders and activists across the nation, both currently and ever since Trump's election. She makes an extremely convincing case that "these people are insane." They don't need to be near the levers of power, they need to be "in a rubber room," or at the very least, be sent on a long, involuntary vacation from any stressful positions of authority until they're no longer a danger to themselves or others.

A "GREEN NEW DEAL" PREVIEW

This is an article about the rolling blackouts in California and the attempts to deny that this has anything to do with the state not building enough reliable power plants and instead relying on inadequate “green energy” sources in a preview of what awaits us all with the "Green New Deal."

They almost make a convincing case, until you see this paragraph:

“CAISO, the grid operator, has said it resorted to the outages because it didn’t have enough power feeding into the system — a combination of two natural gas plants going offline, a slowdown in wind power, and a sharp drop-off of solar power during the evenings, according to initial review.

I don’t think I would trust my state’s power needs to any grid operator to whom it would come as a surprise that wind doesn't always blow and that there’s “a sharp drop-off of solar power during the evenings.”

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  • Carmen Price

    08/24/2020 02:26 PM

    Governor Huckabee:
    Great show over the weekend, loved the interview with President Trump. And your guests were great, especially John Ford Coley and Kim Kalcik, hope she wins............brave girl walking the streets in high heels and a bright red dress !
    I am scared now about all this voting stuff and hope it gets fixed soon. Luckily I can vote in person but I am afraid for others who will not..............
    Regards,
    Carmen Price
    Reno, NV

  • Rick Locke

    08/24/2020 09:21 AM

    I live in the land of fruits and nuts - a.k.a. California. Much is wacko here but my current favorite is the promise of rolling blackouts from our power companies, and the admonition that we need to buy more electric cars. Genius!

  • James Tomko

    08/24/2020 08:01 AM

    Gov. Huckabee
    I really enjoy your newsletters, and your sense of humor.
    A merry heart does good like medicine. Proverbs 17:22

  • Linda Olds

    08/24/2020 03:33 AM

    The Green New Deal is another crazy idea from the Dems, but they have people on both sides of the aisle believing in the need to get rid of carbon dioxide.
    Actually, carbon dioxide is necessary for not only the growth, but the very existence of all plants, from trees to weeds.
    As we would die without oxygen in the air, plants would die without carbon dioxide in the air.
    This whole push to decrease carbon emissions, decrease our 'carbon footprints' is actually dangerous. If the amount of carbon dioxide in the air gets too low, the plants, and then the animals (including humans) will start dying.
    The world has been fine with levels much higher than they are now. Carbon dioxide increases come AFTER increases in air temperature, so they can't be causing warming. Possibly the opposite may be true.

  • Anne Turner

    08/23/2020 07:03 PM

    You fill your readers in on the truth behind all of these accusations. Any logical person who knew these things would never vote for a Dem again. The trouble is that most people get their news from the liberal media or the communications apps. You have a great following, so does FOX, but this is still only a fraction of the voters. They simply are ignorant, or I have seen them in denial because they detest Trump so much. Out biggest qualification for for leadership has become whoever isn’t Trump. I have also heard people say that the Dem candidates are just being political and will Never do the things they are touting. I have a heard that we can always change again in four years. The problem is, it may be too late. Open the borders and you have millions of new voters. We will soon be outnumbered. They are going to be shocked to find we have become very much like what they left.

  • Firewagon

    08/23/2020 06:51 PM

    Ahh, the crazies running amok in America. What's not to like? Americans have become so dumbed down that there are millions of ill-educated and ill-informed people attempting to 'fundamentally change America' into some third world look-alike! The semi-sane remnant has the hope that this election will 'eliminate' a very large portion of crazies, both Democrat and Republican. As the problems exist in both parties which, I have claimed, over the past fifty-odd years, consist of only ONE party made up of two factions the Democrat party and the Democrat Lite party.

    It appears that "Equal Justice Under Law" will remain a specious declaration. The report has it that after interviewing John Brennan for 8 hours, Durham reassured him that he was not the subject of a criminal investigation. Why? The case that Brennan perjured himself before Congress is 'open and shut' proveable! Will this attempted coup, of a sitting president of The United States, be swept under the rug and 'justice declared' after some 'underling' like this Mueller lawyer admits guilt and ALL the high level 'string-pullers' walk FREE?

    Mike, at what point do 'We The Serfs' declare that the Constitution of The United States is null and void? As you have noted about ole Ben's reply to the woman's question about what kind of country we had, "A Republic if you can keep it," however, I'm sure that America has long NOT been anything like the "Republic" envisioned by those genius founders?

  • Michael Limon

    08/23/2020 06:51 PM

    Gov Huckabee,
    First of all Happy Birthday. I watch your program every weekend. You are great. I enjoyed your interview with President Trump but one thing did bother me. You asked him if he will make cuts to Social Security & Medicare, and he side tracked the question and didn't answer you. As a senior dependent on both programs, I need to know that he will support these programs. I didn't know your email so I hope you get this. Thank you again Mike.

  • Harold Levi

    08/23/2020 06:05 PM

    Gov.,
    Sir, saw the first Larry' Country Diner after the passing of Jimmy Capps. It was very appropriate that Rory Feek was the guest star - as his wife passed a couple of years ago. Since Jimmy, Charlie Daniels passed. God, all the good people dying, all were Trump supporters.

    As we all know Unintended Consequences are the unexpected result of a RULE someone made. After all of these years, God told me the definition: The result of someone setting a Rule and being too stupid to think the Rule through. This popped into my head two days ago and I was not even thinking on the subject - like someone slapped me upside my head.

    Deo Vindice!!

  • William Fuhrer

    08/23/2020 05:34 PM

    Karl Rove said today that President Trump is not making PERFECTLY CLEAR what his problem with mail in voting is

  • Wanda Robbins

    08/23/2020 04:40 PM

    Dems. put your ballots in your mailbox. I did and it got to its destination.

  • Vernon Thompson

    08/23/2020 04:37 PM

    The Dimocrat controlled NV State Legislature created the perfect opportunity to rig an election. Please read Adam Laxalt's Op-Ed from todays LV Review Journal!
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/commentary-an-election-mess-on-tap-2101645/?mc_cid=9319aef695&mc_eid=d14b0f74f1
    How do we stop this?????

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/23/2020 04:32 PM

    Thank you: Proverbs 18:16

  • Mike Horst

    08/23/2020 04:04 PM

    Ya know Governor, between President Trump jerking the Democrats chain and the Democrats non stop lying and crisis making there is never enough time in a day to write everything that could be written about Trump and the Democrats who hate him. Like Trump has said many times, CNN and MSNBC will go broke and cease to exist when he leaves office.

  • JC Holland

    08/23/2020 03:48 PM

    Governor: Is it true Pelosi's husband works for a company making massive profits off of Postal contracts?
    Is so, why isn't anyone talking about it?

  • JC Holland

    08/23/2020 03:47 PM

    Governor: Is it true Pelosi's husband works for a company making massive profits off of Postal contracts?
    Is so, why isn't anyone talking about it?