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Today's Commentary ---  No direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia -- President Trump rallies for a wall  -- Follow-up on Roger Stone raid; former FBI agent tries lamely to defend it  -- Phony Apology #1: Ilhan Omar --- Phony Apology #2: Ralph Northam -- Negotiators reach agreement -- Movie Star Chris Pratt Responds -- Reminder  -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse

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Here’s some news of the rare “man bites dog” variety: President Trump thanked MSNBC for actually reporting that after conducting 200 interviews and reviewing 300,000 documents over two years, the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that there is no direct evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

Of course, the talking heads there emphasized that it’s not over.  We still have Robert Mueller and Rep. Adam Schiff is determined to keep sifting through horse manure until he finds a pony.  And some die-hard Never Trumpers will dismiss anything the Senate Committee says because it’s run by Republicans so they must be “in on the conspiracy.”  At this link is a video clip from Tucker Carlson’s show about all these conspiracy theories, the latest being that Trump is being blackmailed by Russia, which would explain why he’s being tougher on Russia than Obama was.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-thanks-msnbc-after-report-senate-panel-found-no-evidence-of-russia-conspiracy

I am sure that even if Mueller issues a report completely exonerating Trump and all his people, there will still be a large group of Americans who will fume, “Well, they got to Mueller, too.”  That’s the thing about all conspiracy theories: they never die out completely because to true believers, they can never be disproved.  Anything that seems to disprove the conspiracy simply gets absorbed into the ever-expanding theory as “the conspirators attempting to throw us off the track.”  Long after the 2016 election is a footnote in history (and it’s already on its way), there will still be NeverTrumpers, probably holding conventions where they can pour over the Mueller Report and debate how the conspirators were able to “get” to MSNBC.

Mike Huckabee


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President Trump rallies for a wall

By Mike Huckabee

President Trump’s rally Monday in El Paso ended with his standard exit music, the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”  Mick Jagger & Co. might not be thrilled with Trump’s use of the song, since it’s very important for nonconformist music stars to all share the exact same liberal political views, but as long as Trump pays the ASCAP licensing, he can play any song he wants at rallies.  I used to wonder why he picked that one instead of something more upbeat and rousing, but it now seems like a genius song choice. 

At the latest count, about 20 Democrats are either officially running for President or considering it, and they’re all running so far to the left, they make Barack Obama look like Barry Goldwater.  Several have even endorsed Rep. Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal,” a liberal arts college dorm beer bong fantasy so absurd, it was yanked from her website when its debut was greeted with gales of astonished laughter.  (In El Paso, Trump mocked it as being like a high school term paper that got a low mark):

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Follow-up on Roger Stone raid; former FBI agent tries lamely to defend it

By Mike Huckabee 

Thanks to all who wrote in response to the description by Mrs. Roger Stone (and the shocking home security video) detailing how the FBI handled its raid on their home. Most of you shared my horror at this.

While trying to determine who signed off on this raid --- and unless I find out differently, I have to assume it was FBI Director Chris Wray --- I came across some commentary by James Gagliano, a 25-year veteran of the FBI and now a law enforcement analyst for CNN, that raised my hackles. In trying to explain why the raid on Stone’s house was “by the book” –- yes, that is what he says –- he paints a disturbing picture of how the FBI operates. If this raid was by the book, they need a new book.

He attempts to defend the indefensible by daring to dismiss any questioning as “Monday morning quarterbacking” and says we should save it “for the day after the Super Bowl.”

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Phony Apology #1: Rep. Ilhan Omar

By Mike Huckabee

Monday was a red letter day for politics junkies.  It gave us a rare chance to witness examples of two distinct, classic styles of phony-baloney political “apologies” on the same day.

Phony Apology #1: Rep. Ilhan Omar

The most straightforward style of coerced, insincere apology came courtesy of Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.  She sent out tweets suggesting that Congress members support Israel because they’re paid by the Jewish lobby.  She specifically cited AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.  FYI: AIPAC is a political action committee and does not give money to any individual politicians. 

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Phony Apology #2: Ralph Northam

By Mike Huckabee

Monday was a red letter day for politics junkies.  It gave us a rare chance to witness examples of two distinct, classic styles of phony-baloney political “apologies” on the same day. 

Phony Apology #2: Ralph Northam

In today’s must-read, Ed Driscoll at Instapundit does an excellent job of rounding up and analyzing the theatrics of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s strategy for wiggling out of calls for his resignation over his blackface/KKK photo scandal. 

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Negotiators reach agreement

By Mike Huckabee

Congressional negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement to keep the government open, and the House could vote on it as soon as today.  But it provides far less funding for a border barrier than President Trump requested. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/tentative-border-deal-reached-congress-gop-totally-betrayed-us/

Political analysts were quick to pain this as a defeat for Trump that could damage his reelection bid, but they are selling his supporters short.  They’ve seen how hard Trump fought to keep his promise against a barrage of hostile media, an intransigent Democratic leadership, and Congressional Republicans who refused to back him fully.  I really don’t believe they’re going to blame him for our continuing lax border security.  In fact, if anyone is harmed by this, I think it might be the Democrats.  They turned on both the DACA recipients they claim to champion and their previous support for border barriers for no justifiable reason other than to try to harm Trump.  I don't see how that plays well with most voters who want compromise and immigration laws enforced, not self-serving political games.  

Trump still hasn’t said whether he’ll sign or veto the agreement.  But he did promise on Twitter that the wall will be built and is already under way, and he said he’ll be getting almost $23 billion for border security.  He didn’t specify if he plans to use emergency funds or where that funding will come from.  But with the conviction of Mexican drug lord El Chapo, there has been an intriguing suggestion for how to spend the $14 billion seized from his drug empire.  In a way, that would sort of result in Mexico paying for the wall, indirectly.

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/after-el-chapo-conviction-use-seized-14-billion-to-build-border-wall/

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Movie Star Chris Pratt responds

By Mike Huckabee

Openly Christian movie star Chris Pratt had the perfect response to actress Ellen Page’s accusation that his church is “infamously anti-LGBTQ” people. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/chris-pratt-incredible-response-hollywood-actress-attacks-anti-lgbtq-church/

Sadly, this is a common tactic on the left: the attempt to attack people of faith by misrepresenting their Biblical views of sin as being hatred and bigotry against the sinner, which is the opposite of what Christianity teaches.  It’s a transparent attempt to redefine traditional morality as “hate” so that religious groups can be slandered as “hate groups” (if you think that’s paranoia, then you need to learn more about the Southern Poverty Law Center and its unscrupulous tactics.) 

Frankly, I’m seeing most of the hate and bigotry these days coming from the left, much of it aimed at Christians (and Jews).  But here’s the good news: we Christians will forgive you for your hated.  But we do expect you to “go and sin no more.”  Or at least to try to.

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Reminder

By Mike Huckabee

A reminder to husbands and boyfriends: Valentine’s Day is Thursday.  If you haven’t made any romantic plans yet, there’s still time to book a reservation for a special meal for two at one of America’s favorite (and most dependable) restaurants.  This is guaranteed to get you smothered and covered with kisses.

https://www.wate.com/news/national-world/waffle-house-offering-romantic-valentine-s-day-date-night/1770254164

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Evening Edition - February 12

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!

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Daily Verse (KJV)

"When thou passest through the waters, 
I will be with thee; 
and through the rivers, 
they shall not overflow thee: 
when thou walkest through the fire, 
thou shalt not be burned; 
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."

– Isaiah 43:2

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  • Dave Newbry

    02/13/2019 01:47 PM

    Governor, I'm pretty sure that sometime ion the past you may have written a line or two about the "smartest democrat ever to come out of Florida," Alan Grayson. After listening to and reading all of the spew that comes out of the mouths of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, I have come to the conclusion they've adopted his entire playbook.

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    02/13/2019 11:30 AM

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    02/13/2019 10:21 AM

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