A Special Afternoon Edition - December 14

December 14, 2019 |

Between all of this week’s historic (and hysterical) news, and all the Christmas shopping and holiday parties, you need to sit down and relax with a new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN!

One of the strongest voices of reason in the House, Rep. Matt Gaetz, will give us the inside track on the “impeachment” circus and the military base shooting in his Florida district. Brandon Straka will update us on his revolutionary “WalkAway” movement. Manny Ohonme will tell us how his organization has helped poor children in 88 countries take their first steps to success in life.  We’ll have some advice on overcoming pain from Dr. Linda Mintle, visit with “Inside Edition’s” Megan Alexander, and do some holiday cooking with Melissa d’Arabian. And we’ll top it off in style with a classic Christmas tune from pop legend Tony Orlando.

All that and more comes your way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, 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

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The massive victory for Boris Johnson and the conservatives, and the implosion of the liberal Labour Party in Great Britain, are sending shock waves through the Democratic Party in the US.  Foreign elections aren’t generally comparable to US elections, but this is just the latest in a series of populist revolts against arrogant leftist elites and smug entrenched bureaucrats that are taking place around the world. 

The parallels between the UK election and the US are even more striking in the post-election reactions.  It’s no coincidence that Trump has been compared to Reagan, and Johnson’s win is called the biggest for the conservatives since Margaret Thatcher.  Reagan, Trump, Johnson and Thatcher have many things in common, but to me, three stand out:

They are all strong personalities…all four were detested and looked down on by academics, elites and insiders…and they all respected the middle class and working people.

By contrast, both here and in the UK, the traditionally liberal parties have been taken over by smug, arrogant elitists who make no secret of their contempt for middle class working people whom they deride as ignorant, racist, homophobic, etc. etc.  Hillary Clinton even gave us smelly Walmart shoppers a name: “Deplorables.”  They’ve made it quite clear that they promote open borders largely because they don’t like their own populations, who don’t vote the way they’re supposed to, so they want to import a replacement population. 

I read a brilliant analysis of the British election by Paul Embery, a British firefighter and trade union activist who now campaigns for Brexit, the push for Britain to leave the European Union (which is now, at last, on track for real.) 

https://unherd.com/2019/12/is-this-the-end-for-labour/

He describes how Labour’s meltdown happened across Britain, in traditional working class towns that had loyally supported the party for years, the way the Rust Belt supported the Democrats.  But just as in the US, the liberals there failed to see that people want more than economic security, they also want “cultural security.”

What Embry means is that they don’t just want a bunch of government handout programs:

“They want politicians to respect their way of life, and their sense of place and belonging; to elevate real-world concepts such as work, family and community over nebulous constructs like ‘diversity’, ‘equality’ and ‘inclusivity’. By immersing itself in the destructive creed of identity politics and championing policies such as open borders, Labour placed itself on a completely different wavelength to millions across provincial Britain without whose support it simply could not win power. In the end, Labour was losing a cultural war that it didn’t even realize it was fighting.”

(Sound like any party you know?)

It’s no wonder they didn’t realize what was happening all around them.  Again, just as in DC and the big media centers, US leftist elites live in a group-think bubble and never even talk to the people they seek to rule.  They assume they are our intellectual superiors, and when we vote in a way they don’t like, whether for Trump or Brexit, they scold us, ridicule us, try to punish us and seek to negate our votes.  Embrey says he knew Labour had committed electoral suicide the minute they called for a second referendum on Brexit, in effect telling British voters that they got it wrong the first time, so they’ll give them another chance to get it right and vote the way the elites tell them to.   

And on the very day that massive voter revolt happened in Great Britain, the House Democrats were polishing up their “impeachment” push to tell all us Deplorables who voted for Trump that we got it wrong, and they need to undo our votes and correct us. 

Is it any wonder that many Democrats are looking at the UK election results and feeling like Wile E. Coyote during that brief moment when he’s suspended in mid-air and starting to realize he just ran over a cliff? 

Oh, if only someone had tried to warn our self-appointed betters of the dangers of living in a bubble and failing to understand the people in their own country!  Oh, wait: someone did:

https://www.amazon.com/Guns-Grits-Gravy-Mike-Huckabee-ebook/dp/B00JCYDKDE

 

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Immediately following the massive election win for conservatives in the UK, angry leftist protesters filled the streets near the Prime Minister’s home, carrying remarkably professionally printed signs reading “Socialist Workers – Defy Tory Rule” and branding the opposition as “racist.” 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/12/its-only-democracy-if-they-win.php

This is what I would call a “teachable moment.”  Remember how we were told that the whole “Resist/Refuse to accept Trump as President” thing was totally legitimate because he was something unique and unprecedented. Never had there ever been such a threat to America as Trump.  Why, he’s another Hitler! So of course, it was okay to refuse to accept the results of a fair and legal election.  Besides (stop me if you’re heard this one) “Hillary won the popular vote!” 

I’ve argued before about how that was all a lot of phony rationalizations. I reminded people that they also claimed George W. Bush’s election was illegitimate (“Gore won the popular vote!”), and they called him a war criminal, a chimp, and yes, compared him to Hitler.

But now, we have incontrovertible proof that the issue is not the alleged awfulness of whoever the conservative winner is, but the childishness of the leftist losers. This is what happens when you let kids grow up in a bubble where they’re never allowed to find out what losing feels like, and they get a trophy just for showing up.  

These people are throwing a tantrum because they want that election overturned, gosh darn it!  And why?  Were all those votes against them fraudulent somehow? (If that’s their argument, then they should’ve pushed for voter ID.) They lost in a historic landslide.  So what are they protesting?  Democracy? 

I think John Hinderaker nails it perfectly at the link above: “It’s only democracy if they win.”   

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  • Rick Holcomb

    12/16/2019 08:58 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I saw a report on-line, that I shared on facebook, and facebook disappeared it, that I cannot find again, on my page, or on-line, I didn't save the link, and do not remember the site, I saw it on.
    It basically, was a report from Ukraine, that showed millions of dollars, from Ukraine, were funneled to the USA, to be laundered. It mentioned, The Clinton's foundation, Pelosi's, Biden's, and Kerry's as recipients of these funds.
    I would really like to know if this is true or not, since I can't find it again. I feel it would answer why they are really trying to stop President Trump, because I feel he has or is trying to stop this from happening anymore.
    Thank you for your time.

  • Gail Benensohn

    12/15/2019 05:14 PM

    You & all Honest Media must print the names of those congressmen who dare to vote to impeach our elected President! We must vote each of them OUT!!!

  • Brigid Freeze

    12/15/2019 04:44 PM

    Love watching your show on TBN. I am a big fan of yours. I read your inspirational Emails. Been to your show x3. I even voted for you??

  • Jerry

    12/15/2019 12:21 PM

    As a guy that played sports losing had a not so good feeling; winners that were less than sportsmanlike gave me the incentive to become better at the sport I was playing. I did not like losing so I got better and became a winner. Being part of a team that wins was rewarding for self satisfaction. We won a lot, with members taking advantage of another's weakness so every nite out a different team member had the outstanding stat. We never bragged about winning the other team knew it lost. The reason I bring up losing is the Left are so decayed in its thinking they can not accept that they were beaten by a hard working organization they got out worked. Being of a decaying character the Left does not work to get better they want to blame the officials for their losing or the weather something that supports the thought they are just not good enough at what they do. They sit in the pity pit and blame someone or something for being second best. The Left should get out of the business of Politics they are losing, the fact Socialism is not the goal of America that goal has already been achieved by many losers around the world. Mike do not let the Left see this a member of the Left party may give them an incentive to try and get better. We need them to continue to be losers we need a Conservative House and Senate so we can put the petal to the metal to MORE WINNING. MAGA KAG Winning makes people HAPPY the United States needs to be HAPPY!! Vote Conservative Vote for Winning. Socialist Countries are not HAPPY!!

  • Daniel Winfield

    12/15/2019 11:15 AM

    Good column. Right smack on target. The way it really is... Good show.

  • John Schere

    12/15/2019 11:01 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, May we please use some of these quotes in our hometown newspaper! This process of indoctrinating our youth includes athletics in our town, no one gets cut from the team, no one wins a letter in sports anymore, everyone plays, everyone gets a participation award. Your verbiage nails what is wrong! I failed classes because I didn't do the homework. Today they curve the grades so that a score of 55 will get you an A. Thank you for sounding the alarm, the Truth will set us free! John Schere, a deplorable in Nebraska

  • Bobby J Hickson

    12/15/2019 09:04 AM

    Gov Huckabee;
    Thanks so much for your “spot on” Newsletters and Conservative Views on current Topics. You are a Voice of Common Sense and Decency in a World that seems to be losing touch with GOD and Charity. Enjoy your Show.
    BJ and Sondra in FL
    TRUMP 2020

  • Anne Turner

    12/15/2019 09:03 AM

    The UK was a breath of fresh air. I thought they had become hopelessly socialist. One problem for them has been bringing in people who cannot, or will not adapt to the UK culture. In our own country for many years people immigrated wanting to become Americans . That did not mean that they did not retain some of their cultural celebrations and customs, but they became Americans who, learned English and respected our laws and Constitution. In fact they revered them. Now, we are encouraging maintaining their entire way of life. I give as an example Sharia law, translating everything. It’s not the Brits and .Americans do not welcome people, it’s that we have an established way of life that has worked well for us and expect immigrants to assimilate. We value many of the celebrations and cultural additions. Who doesn’t enjoy Mexican, Ethiopian, and Chinese food. We are truly a melting pot, but we are held together by Constitution and Common Law. We also value the Judeo/Christian morality, which in fact most major religions share.

  • Jeanne Weller

    12/15/2019 07:21 AM

    Thank you, Mike for your common sense and truth you share. I love your show too and look forward to Saturday nights!! I do think it is important for people to WRITE their congressman/woman... it is easy to find their addresses and send off a letter (email's get read better than handwritten).. I have gotten responses back from some I have written to.. We can complain all we want, but unless we let them KNOW our feelings, nothing will change.. Thanks again, Mike

  • Kay DeWitt

    12/15/2019 05:51 AM

    Yes. Mike, again I amen you! What a dynamite summation statement you made when you defined democracy from the Democrats' blind perspective of being about WINNING! Because their blindness IS so irrational have you, in the past, well defined it as INSANITY.....which is the mindset of the evil one because it certainly isn't the mindset of Jesus Christ!

    AND what is insane about the Democrats' purporting to wanting to impeach our duly -elected President on the grounds that he violated the LAWS OF THE CONSTITUTION is the fact that their support of a socialist agenda goes BEYOND violating the LAWS OF THE CONSTITUTION because their socialist agenda makes a MOCKERY of the LAWS OF THE CONSTITUTION!!!! And because I have been so focused on how their hatred of President Trump makes a mockery of GOD'S LAWS, it was only recently that what I just stated really hit me!

    BECAUSE the Democrats do NOT have the mindset of almighty God, they have failed to figure IN the God factor in their impeachment plan! Oh yes they were shocked when Donald Trump won the election BECAUSE it seemed...from a HUMAN perspective...that he was such an unlikely candidate TO win...and he WAS!....which is WHY it TOOK divine intervention for him TO win!

    THEREFORE....God chose Donald Trump to be the president of the United States of America for HIS purpose...HIS "agenda" ....and the Democrats are powerless to overturn His agenda! And, not only are the Democrats blind to the fact that their hatred for the man GOD chose to be our...THEIR...President makes a mockery OF God's law of "democracy" , but they are also blind to the BIBLICAL truth that God will not BE mocked!

  • Denise A Wright

    12/15/2019 12:10 AM

    Enjoyed your show tonight Governor Huckabee as I always do.
    We have watched it from it's beginning and have even traveled to Hendersonville to be a part of the audience.
    While watching your show tonight, I thought I was going to have to have yet another eye exam.
    I really liked your red and green tie you started and ended the show with, but during the middle in different segments, you not only had a different tie on, but it looked like a different suit.
    Nevertheless the show was great and you were a superb host to the interesting and exciting guests.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart that you have been so faithful to help bring to us your excellent newsletters, and a wholesome, patriot, and God loving television show.
    God bless you and your family.

  • Nancy Wagner

    12/14/2019 11:17 PM

    So happy for the Brits! You are so RIGHT ON ABOUT ELITISM; and those who try to impose it on us scum, can never have common ground with us, because they are like THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES SCENARIO! They surround themselves only with those who say what they want to hear, and reject those who SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER!!

    Thanks for your witty, yet succinct analysis and grasp of reality in a World of self-engrandisment from 'PRETENDING LEFT'! Praying EVERY Conservative, Independent and Converted Dem, takes a stand; now and at the ballot box!!! Make America Great Again and jail the criminals that undermine our Government!!!

  • Judy Radley

    12/14/2019 10:43 PM

    Thank you for the excellent read of your newsletter. You stated the same thing I believe but in a more eloquent way. It seems to me that the Democrat, Liberal elites mirror the Labour Party in the U.K., and vice versa. They must have secret closed door meetings together to try and find new tactics to undermine true democracy. They are the ones obstructing justice and abuse of power in Congress and they are the ones doing 'quid pro quo' because of the Clinton years. So I was glad to read about the Conservatives in U.K. winning. Hopefully someone who may hold some degree of common sense and has a conscience in the Liberals-Socialists party of the U.S., will realize that their way is surely the Wrong way and the majority of People in America, the American Citizens, will not stand for this corruption and are NOT as stupid as they think we " Deplorables " are! Hopefully they, 'Pelosi, Schiff, and et al', will be charged with the same impeachable offenses they tried to say President Trump did. But in fact, THEY really did the crimes and need to face the consequences and be censured, better yet impeached themselves!

    Democracy and Republic way of government does not just go away because some don't like it and try by continuing to lie and lie in hopes the public will finally believe the lies, but that doesn't work in a true Republic-Democracy Government by the People, for the People, and of the People as stated in the U.S. Constitution. And I believe the whole thing was a set-up just because they knew they didn't have any one smart enough, or strong leadership enough to compete against President Donald Trump in the 2020 Election. They also did warn that they will continue to try and find impeachable offenses against President Trump if he is re-elected... So yes, this whole impeachment hoax, coup, sham-scam, is a pre-cursor to things to come for the American people who are sick of the Liberal elitists trying to 'boss them around' and tell them how to think, that there is no room for 'free thought' in America any more... Well, Again, They ARE SO Wrong! But they just don't get it, and never will I fear until they leave public office and then realize what a joke they were in the public's eye, thinking they are always right... and lies never ever overthrow TRUTH, as THE TRUTH ALWAYS WINS OVER LIES! Merry Christmas to you and your's, Mike Huckabee! You are a bright light and ray of sunshine in all the gloom.

    Sincerely, Judy Radley, LeRoy, NY, near the Great Lakes of West NYS

  • Marie Geitman

    12/14/2019 10:26 PM

    Mr. Hukabee,
    PLEASE PLEASE....listen to the following reviews of the new USMCA. Those who have had the chance to read it are saying it is TPP version 2! We cannot have this voted in when people have been distracted and don't know what is in it! Another TPP would be disastrous for our country! Please.....look into this. You have the ear of those who will make this decision. Please do not dismiss this information!! Thank you!

    https://www.jbs.org/usmca-full-story/?fbclid=IwAR1hLhqB7eKzrCxvZicg4JuvQ-SfQ2iHcF-S7I1SGcZXWDhbkSAox4foB5M

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZRFJTyDkbw&fbclid=IwAR0dIVsY_EnD1Ww6UbM1UpM30rOPaTgDHchkyu9tIcpHLuxqQa4VoqqYvx8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGGomWKq4bU&fbclid=IwAR0dIVsY_EnD1Ww6UbM1UpM30rOPaTgDHchkyu9tIcpHLuxqQa4VoqqYvx8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb8J15EoflQ&fbclid=IwAR1F0tbBStCnVRU3nJinsfXY1Qd1QrQBJCSUIU3ZE4lveIgDjeW76gDiIUk

    https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/the-unbiased-truth-about-the-new-nafta/?fbclid=IwAR1XFtzInxzJ5ifBpj0XdAN41VPed0-cHixlbNSTp4Iw67QlsjOZLK-NX5c

  • Joan Chambers

    12/14/2019 10:14 PM

    Dear Mike,
    We have to omit the word hate from our vocabulary - change the mantra - and soon America will get the picture that we love President Donald J Trump. 'Reverse psychology.'
    Thank you and God Bless

  • Steve Strickland

    12/14/2019 09:49 PM

    Is there anyone that could give us a figure of how much of our tax dollars each or both parties have spent trying to remove and /protect our President from the vultures. That should wake up some voters. Please, let me know, love your newsletter and show!

  • Jerry

    12/14/2019 09:48 PM

    The White House has never looked so Fantastic as it does today. The First Lady has done Beautiful work bring Christmas and a Patriotic theme to the best ever White House. Thank You Melania Not sure if anyone could do it better. Melania is the BEST First Lady since Jackie Kennedy Jackie had her time no one comes close to this First Lady Melania will go down in history as the best of all time after she completes her 2nd term. That will take a strong will with all the hate that surrounds this White house Don't worry the hate will disappear like a fart in the wind just not today. May God continue to guide our First Lady.

  • Marie Allen

    12/14/2019 08:32 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee:
    On your Show tonight, 12-14-2019, you said to a guest: "so there's no Republican's, not one, not one single Republican, who is supporting Impeachment of the President." Yet, on your Show last week, one of your female guest's, a Republican Senator running for President in 2020, confirmed that she voted for the Impeachment Process of President Trump initially and she WILL vote for his Impeachment in the Senate. You even asked her TWICE if she was going to vote for his Impeachment and she confirmed it and said, "Yes." Just like the DemoNcrats, President Trump was already guilty. I don't recall the female Republican Senator's name, but you can be sure I will not vote for her.
    GOD Bless you and thank you for all you do!

  • John W Bletsch

    12/14/2019 08:05 PM

    My greatest hope is that on the other side of this truly treasonous attack on our executive branch justice will prevail. Leftist have established a two tier system of justice where elites are above the law, ordinary citizens subject to the law, and the left's enemies are beneath the law not even accorded due process and the ability to mount a vigorous defense. There are people who need sacked from their positions, those who must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for crimes committed.
    When Pelosi said the people should not be able to elect our president she was talking down to ALL citizens. She would disenfranchise all considered lesser than she and that is truly egregious for any elected official to state. Term limits are absolutely necessary.

  • Jane Madren

    12/14/2019 07:43 PM

    This reminds me of when Congress recessed for the summer break and Obamacare was being discussed in town hall meetings in Iowa. There was a lot of questions and concerns about it among Iowans. Our famous democratic Senator Tom Harkin told us we just weren’t “getting it”. It was as if we were too dumb to understand it. He was an elitist who only came back to Iowa occasionally and I was never happier when he retired and we elected Joni Ernst!

  • Granny Anne

    12/14/2019 07:29 PM

    I have only one vote, but I have talked to many neighbors and friends who feel the same way: They will silently wait and vote for President Trump. They are equally disgusted with The Dems. It is hard to believe there are so many greedy, stupid people who think they can gain power and riches with their lies, antics and obnoxious behavior. To add to the last comment, my son says: "hey are Democrats until they haveto pay taxes"

  • Dow Hurst

    12/14/2019 06:33 PM

    I am hoping that the current trend of backfiring policies the progressives have pushed for years, and the investigation into their crimes against the state that are ongoing, result in people going to jail for a long time and America returning to cultural norms. I do wish we could have a "Payoff the National Debt" and "Remove the Power of Taxation from Congress" plan implemented successfully. Boy, that is a pipe dream! Can you imagine a Fair Tax being implemented and the National Debt being paid off in 30 years? Imagine how strong our economy would be and how free the citizens would be!
    Dow

  • Ana Figueroa Commella

    12/14/2019 04:57 PM

    Thanks Gov Huck. You nailed it again. Love the way you express what the rest of us are thinking. God continue to bless you and your amazing family. Have a Merry Christmas.

  • Cliff Newman

    12/14/2019 04:32 PM

    Our military bases should absolutely NOT be gun free zones. They are a place of readiness for war to protect our Republic and people. Our law enforcement personal are armed 24/7 and so should our military personal be or they cannot protect and defend us and our Republic. What left thinking FOOL ordered our military people to be unarmed so they would not be able to stop attacks and invasions? This is treason!

  • Becky DeHaven

    12/14/2019 03:28 PM

    Dear Gov,
    AS usual, your analysis is spot on about the globalist elitist snobs being unable to learn new information, and re-hashing their hashish. Keep telling it - like it is- and know we need this clear voice of truth, reason and humor that you alone provide. You are speaking for me as well as most others I know!
    Bec