August 2, 2019

Today's Edition: 7 minute read


The TV ratings are in for this week’s Democrat debates. While they did beat out the other reality shows, game shows and sitcoms on TV that night, it wasn’t by much. Part one drew 8.7 million viewers (down from 15.3 million for part one of the first debate in June), while part two drew 10.7 million (down from 18.1 million in June.) That’s understandable: I wouldn’t have watched if it weren’t my job, the same way it was Ed Norton’s job to go down into the sewer every day.

So the bad news for the Democratic Party is that not that many people saw the debates. Of course, the good news for the Party is also that not that many people saw the debates. Because the reactions from those who did ranged from unimpressed to horrified, and word of mouth isn’t helping.

Those of us who have to keep up with politics for a living often forget that most people’s lives don’t revolve around who’s in Washington or who’s up or down in the latest poll, or what innocuous old tweet that’s now politically incorrect has been dragged up out of mothballs to hurl at a candidate like Moe Howard throwing a pie. In short, most Americans have lives. They don’t pay serious attention to politics until after the conventions. These candidates are pitching their appeals to the hardcore base who actually show up to primaries, and in the Democratic Party these days, that means they’re appealing to angry, Trump-despising, blame-America-first, socialist nutjobs.


With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee



A Colorado referendum worth paying attention to

By Mike Huckabee

Organizers of a campaign to overturn the Colorado Legislature’s vote to give the state’s Electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote have gathered more than enough petition signatures to force a ballot referendum on it. 
Organizers say there was a historic groundswell of support, and no other measure in state history got as many signatures as this.  One movement leader said, "We will not give our votes for president to California, Illinois, or New York. We will keep our votes for president where they belong, with the voters of Colorado."
Of course, even if the referendum passes by a landslide, the Democrats in the state government can just say that more voters in California agree with them and ignore Colorado’s voters.  So just to be on the safe side, when you Coloradans vote in November on the referendum, maybe vote out some Democratic incumbents, too, as a precautionary measure.



Marianne Williamson's popularity surges

By Mike Huckabee

Spiritual guru Marianne Williamson was treated as a joke Presidential candidate. But after her popularity surged following Tuesday’s debate, it appears that some Democrat elites are starting to remember 2016, when they laughed about what a joke Donald Trump was. There are now signs that some are getting just a little panicky at the threat Williamson might pose to the status quo (especially after the debates exposed just how weak their field is) and looking for ways to sabotage her. (Tulsi Gabbard has similar suspicions; she’s suing Google for $50 million for suspending her ads when people were searching for her name after the first debate. And she’s even getting a taste of the “Russian collusion hoax herself.)

So Williamson shouldn’t have been surprised that an interview on CNN immediately turned accusatory, with Anderson Cooper pulling up her old tweets in which she criticized the over-prescribing of antidepressants to suggest that she condemns all depression drugs. He even tied her to Scientology. Williamson called that a “complete mischaracterization” of what she said, and claimed she was condemning the medicalizing of deep sadness, which is a normal part of life, and not clinical depression. She said, “There is value sometimes in feeling the sadness, feeling that dark night of the soul.” (Sorry, I can’t do a Marianne Williamson story without slipping in at least one quote that sounds as if it came from the liner notes of a Pink Floyd album.)

I don’t know exactly what she originally tweeted, so I’m not going to defend her. Maybe it’s a legitimate issue. But I assume if CNN had anything worse, they would’ve used it. She obviously thinks her words are being twisted, and with everything else to talk about, it does seem odd that CNN would dig so deep into her past tweets and make the interview about this.

Williamson told Cooper that she felt she was getting “very little respect here.” Welcome to the club, Marianne! I suggest you look at it the same way I do: as a badge of honor. Getting very little respect from CNN is a great sign of just how much the Democratic Party establishment is afraid of you.


A Do-It-Yourself Attitude

By Mike Huckabee

Here's a do-it-yourself salute to Huck’s Hero and Trump supporter Scot Pressler.  After Trump tweeted about the rats and garbage in Baltimore that the government was ignoring, Pressler said he got tired of hearing people talk about things that “should” be done.  So he decided to go to Baltimore and pick up some trash himself, even if he had to stand on a street corner alone. 

But fortunately, he has 300,000 Twitter followers. After he put out the word, at least 100 volunteered to join him. He’s now organizing a volunteer effort to distribute gloves and garbage bags and go into neighborhoods plagued with illegal dumping to clean them up without government help.

This reminds me of a Louis Anderson comedy routine in which he talked about a pothole that plagued his neighborhood for years.  Complaints to the city brought no results.  Then one day, he noticed some men pouring a driveway and asked if he could have a bucket full of asphalt.  They said yes, so he carried it over and dumped it into the pothole.  He was stunned.  The problem was solved!  Neighbors poured out their houses celebrating.  They were cheering him as the neighborhood hero.  All because it had never occurred to him that, instead of complaining to the government for years, he could’ve just filled the pothole.

Let’s hope Trump’s tweet will inspire similar volunteer efforts in other blue cities where residents have learned that complaining to their corrupt local governments about neglect of their neighborhoods is about as useless as complaining into a pothole.  Then once they've taken out the trash from their neighborhoods, they can do it at the polls, too. 



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Procter & Gamble announced Tuesday that it’s taking a whopping $8 billion writedown on its Gillette shaving razor brand.

P&G blames Gillette’s poor sales on new competitors and Millennials growing complicated hipster facial hair rather than on the fact that they ran notoriously "woke" ads insulting men for their toxic masculinity and targeting a whole new and undoubtedly huge market: women who need to shave their beards.

Say, P&G: Give me a call.  I think I might be able to explain to you why all those men are switching to Gillette’s new competitors.


A Baltimore native points out in The Federalist that what Trump said about certain areas of her hometown was not racist, but correct, and it desperately needed to be discussed so someone would do something about conditions that years of Democratic rule have allowed to fester. Not only that, it’s even worse in some ways than Trump said.  For instance, did you know that the homicide rate is so high that if Baltimore residents weren’t already US citizens, they could qualify for refugee status under current U.S. asylum laws?

Maybe Democrats want to keep our immigration laws loose so that refugees from blue cities can qualify for asylum in red states. 


Note on Yesterday’s Story about the IG report on James Comey: Many liberals in politics and the media are celebrating Attorney General Barr’s decision not to act on the investigator’s recommendation to indict James Comey as proof of Comey’s innocence.

Now, go back to that last sentence and replace the name “James Comey” with “Donald Trump,” then try to imagine being able to say it with a straight face.

Want more news from Mike Huckabee?  Read the Evening Edition from August 1

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


Our Daily Verse (NIV)

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."

– Heb 11:6

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  • Lori Norvitch

    08/03/2019 06:22 PM

    Dear Governor Mike,
    I have a general question for you: How can an honest, God-fearing party win an election when the opposing party is dishonest and totally corrupt? I seem to remember someone (Schumer?) saying they would do anything necessary to win in 2020. Anything? Does that mean lie, cheat and steal the election? I really wouldn't put it past them. How can we ensure the integrity of the voting process in 2020? Is anybody, at this point, working to prevent voter fraud in 2020?

    I read your newsletters everyday and so enjoy them. Thank you for being informative in a lighthearted and comforting way.


  • Rick Reinhardt

    08/02/2019 09:31 PM

    Christian and Conservative talking sites are being blocked with warnings from our email carriers somehow and I'm getting tired of it!
    Yours is being targeted as well as Hal Lindsay, an others warning people not to open red-flagged as possibly malicious stating better not to open in Thunderbird from my ISP known as Sparklight now, used to be Cableone but this has been going on for sometime, around 5yrs maybe and growing worse. I think today was the 1st time I saw your site like that from an email you sent me regarding todays news on the dems... and of course I opened it cause I knew they just did not want free speech out there regarding the 1st Amendment. This action probably does cause people to not open or put good sites in there junkfolders, from being mislead. I would think this criminal, an I would not be surprised if they again will say it's based on algorithims.
    It's time to break up Silicon Valley and hold them accountable for the lies they are trying to perpatrate upon our Nation.
    I'm just a commoner however maybe you could look into this a bit... cause we all know Silicon Valley and there algorithims are up to know good!

  • Tim Touchstone

    08/02/2019 01:51 PM

    Governor, I started reading your commentary about a year ago, because of your political views, and your faith in The Most High God. I have come to realize that it's more than that; you always leave me smiling! Thanks for the bit of "STUBBLE" on P&G (I've never liked them), but thanks, especially for the GOOD NEWS concerning the work Scot Pressler.

  • JC Holland

    08/02/2019 01:15 PM

    It's great that the Trump supporter has 100 volunteers helping him clean up Baltimore. But I'd like to know why the residents aren't doing it????

  • Sid Levin

    08/02/2019 01:07 PM

    Why is it that people who are NOT residents of Baltimore need to go and try to clean up that city?
    What the heck is wrong with Baltimore RESIDENTS cleaning up their OWN city and their OWN neighborhood!
    Probably most are on welfare and getting everything for free. This is one of the biggest problems with government welfare programs: there is absolutely NO investment by the recipients themselves. Gimme. Gimme. I’ll just Sit on my butt and wait for my welfare check!

  • Jan Lowder

    08/02/2019 12:59 PM

    The RAT problem: Why not
    come up with a substantial
    monetary prize for the person
    who kills and brings in the
    most rats in a period of time
    maybe weekly.
    Might even give away rat
    traps to help. Set up stations
    for a rat dump where they
    can be burned or destroyed
    after they are brought in for
    counting. The top rat killer
    should have pictures taken
    each week and the number
    of rats killled publicized.
    Make a big game of it. Use
    hats or T-shirts for all who
    bring in rats. Don’t know what
    facilities should be responsible for counting and
    record keeping but would be worth quite a lot to clean up
    the cities with RATS.

  • Tom Willis

    08/02/2019 11:18 AM

    With the compilation of many stories and observations about the tsunamis worth of foolishness by the Democrats here my conclusion (not collusion). My conclusion is that the name says it all. Try pronouncing DNC phonetically, Vanna if I could borrow a few vowels please for clarity sake, that would make it DuNCe! The official party hat is a conical shaped hat with the pointy end at the top! The first 4 hats for the “Squad” the biggest one for AOC (airhead on capitalism).