January 10, 2021

Good afternoon!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • A tough week for America
  • Washington is stained Nancy
  • DC Statehood push
  • Sharp observation
  • Focus Group-Tested Word Alert


Mike Huckabee

A tough week for America

By Mike Huckabee

This has been a tough week for America. It’s been an embarrassing and disgusting week for those of us who believe that the recent Presidential election was tainted with unanswered questions about fraud and massive voting irregularities. Whatever hopes we had that there might be a sincere investigation into the evidence that the media claimed didn’t exist was wiped out by a hot-headed mob at our nation’s Capitol. To be clear, of the tens of thousands of protesters and demonstrators who descended on Washington, most really were peaceful, law abiding patriots who love God, their families and their country. But those who stormed our Nation’s Capitol, ignored and fought the police, broke windows and doors and vandalized the offices of members of Congress and the Capitol itself were not patriots. They were a mob. A violent, lawless, and reckless mob engaged in criminal acts. Some of those participating in this mayhem or who tried to defend it tried to compare the actions of the mob to those of our Founders in the American Revolution. The violence at the Capitol this week was not at all like the American Revolution.

The Revolution of 1776 was carefully thought out. It was meticulously planned, and carried out by people who had exhausted all avenues to peacefully secure their liberty and to rid themselves of the intolerable behavior of their mother country, England. They declared their independence in a carefully crafted document and pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. They did not act spontaneously or compulsively. Their actions were thoroughly contemplated and the consequences were fully understood. What happened this week was carried out by hot-headed people moved by raw rage. There was no rational consideration of the consequences. There are no excuses or explanations for endangering innocent people, destroying public property, and challenging the authority of law enforcement. Even if 95% of that crowd were God-fearing law-abiding citizens who are rightfully angry that their beloved Republic is being taken over by Marxists and the useful idiots in the media who follow along, there is still no justification for the mayhem. Some of the rioters even quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but Dr. King NEVER got so fed up with the horrible and unjust treatment by the government and said, “That’s it—let’s storm the Capitol and break windows and occupy the chamber.”

The American Revolution indeed became violent and resulted in a war but they were not a mob, who in a blind rage launched something they had no plan to fulfill. They articulated their grievances, requested relief, and only after all possible remedies were rebuffed did they declare independence.

WE must be the voice of reason and rationality. The mob set back the conservative patriotic cause of limited government and a government that provides justice equally. This angry mob of played right into the hands of the press and the left.

I support the many policies President Trump implemented to put America First. I’m glad he stood up to China and Russia, brought manufacturing jobs back to America, cut taxes because he believed that you could spend the money you worked for better than the government, fought to protect the lives of unborn children, protected religious liberty, stood with Israel against those who sought to annihilate her, and who appointed Constitutionalists to the courts. I don’t blame him because some who supported him devolved into criminal activity and tried to take over our nation’s Capitol. But to be fair and honest, his language about the election being stolen probably cost us 2 Senate seats in Georgia and gave some people the false sense that it was justifiable to storm past police barricades and take over the Capitol. Joe Biden will be the next President. It’s not who I voted for but I won’t burn down the country because he’s President. I will speak out for my views and I will faithfully vote in every election. But as disgusted as I was when Black Lives Matter and Antifa followers were burning our cities, looting stores and attacking police officers, I’m equally disgusted when people who may share many of my views do the same thing. I don’t care what their politics are, they are lawless thugs and need to be found, charged and prosecuted. I can’t teach my children and grandchildren to obey the rules of my house if I can’t be trusted to obey the laws of my nation!


Washington is stained Nancy

By Mike Huckabee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and immediately remove President Trump from office, blaming him for inciting the violent protesters who vandalized and broke into the Capitol. Pelosi said, “The gleeful desecration of the U.S. Capitol, which is the temple of our American democracy, and the violence targeting Congress are horrors that will forever stain our nation’s history — instigated by the president of the United States — that’s why this is such a stain.”

She’s right, Washington is as stained as an old pair of farm overalls, but those mud stains didn’t all appear yesterday. Just as a reminder:

Throughout spring and summer of 2020, up until polls showed it was hurting Democrats, Pelosi and Schumer were publicly supportive of violent “protesters” who rioted, burned and looted America’s cities nationwide, including Washington, DC. They not only attacked and vandalized national monuments and federal buildings in the nation’s capital, they staged longterm assaults on local and federal officers, seized private property, threatened citizens, and laid siege to a federal courthouse in Portland, throwing Molotov cocktail-like fire bombs into it. That courthouse is just as much federal property and a temple of American democracy as the Capitol is.

Pelosi’s response to all that was to support the violent protesters, dismiss concerns about old buildings, and smear officers who were trying to protect federal property as Nazi “stormtroopers.” When called on it, she tried to split hairs by claiming she only said they were “acting like stormtroopers.” Well, that’s different!

I am upset with Trump’s rhetoric, too, and I’ve condemned the violent hotheads who set back the conservative cause with their illegal behavior. But I have zero interest in listening to Pelosi, Schumer or any other Democrat who spent much of 2020 egging on rioters and attacking police piously lecture me about the dangers of irresponsible rhetoric from public officials. Their “moral high ground” is a muddy sinkhole.

DC Statehood push 

By Mike Huckabee

The Mayor of Washington, DC, has been doing such a crackerjack job that she thinks she deserves to be promoted to Governor. She’s calling on the new Congress to send legislation to President Biden’s desk in the first 100 days to make the District of Columbia the 51st state (with, of course, two more permanent Democrat Senators and at least one more far-left voting Representative.)

That article explains why this would be blatantly unconstitutional, although I doubt that would prevent it from happening, considering the makeup of the incoming Congress and White House. It would require a massive and expensive court fight to block it. I fear this is just a preview of what the next two years are going to be like.

Sharp observation

By Mike Huckabee

Mark Steyn, speaking on Wednesday’s TUCKER CARLSON show, had a sharp observation: “It’s always interesting to me that people are surprised when a tactic that’s proved effective for one group of people is then suddenly taken up by other people of whom they don’t approve.”

"There’s been a complete collapse of equality before the law,” Steyn explained. “The more [people on the left] are not subject to any laws, the more onerous the burden that falls upon the law-abiding.” Those on the left can do anything, he said, while those law-abiding souls on the right are “micro-regulated.” (To quote Victor Davis Hanson, “Ideology trumps accountability.”)

"At some point, that has to give,” he said. “And whoever is behind this, to a certain degree, that ‘gave’ today in Washington.”

If that’s what we’re seeing, we conservatives will have to be careful not to become the thing we hate, as so often happens to people. (It’s certainly happened to the left, who used to be pro-free speech.) It may sound cliché to say it at this point, but we really are better than that.

Focus Group-Tested Word Alert

By Mike Huckabee

I’ve noticed that anyone who points out that the same Democrats who supported violent leftist protesters who attacked federal buildings are now condemning violent rightwing protesters who attack federal buildings is being accused of “whataboutism.” For those unfamiliar with this word, it’s a made-up term that means “Stop pointing out my hypocrisy.”



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  • J.R. Nolen

    01/10/2021 10:03 PM

    BBML accepted!

  • IVANKA2024

    01/10/2021 09:29 PM

    "FBI begins Frantic Search for info on DC rioters. Hmmm, fbi shows up suddenly ?? Pelosi's laptop missing ? "OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS" ? Watch how many visitors to DC on Jan 6th have their homes raided, their places of business raided, family removed "Roger Stone" style.

  • Madalyn Maloney

    01/10/2021 09:18 PM

    I believe there were BLM in that group of rioting. I think the group needed a leader and a plan. They had to know their march wouldn't work without a leader and a thought out plan. I am still very strong for Trump and these Socialists are just making me madder as they attack Trump. I'm afraid what the Socialists Weill do to our country and our savings. Later,

  • Shawn Betschart

    01/10/2021 08:38 PM

    I respect your opinion that you did not like Trump’s choice of words. But the majority of the people heard the same speech and they didn’t storm the capital. You can’t blame him for them being nutcases. And the election was stolen and there was fraud. Why would he not say that if that’s the truth? It’s still the truth and I hope others continue to get all the facts. I cannot believe that someone who is on the slippery slope of dementia is going to be our president. And that the state legislatures, the judicial system and all the politicians jus relooked the other way. So disgusted with all of it. Thanks for being a voice of sanity. BTW I read your daughter’s book and it was really good.

    Best regards,
    Shawn Betschart

  • Valery Yeramianchuk

    01/10/2021 08:14 PM

    Absolutely ALL inequalities before the law came from donkeys and blue states because donkeys are the very same fascist communists and it is high time they were banned and criminalized for propaganda of violence!

  • K Foster-Sowell

    01/10/2021 06:05 PM

    Go by my middle name Alexandra

  • IVANKA2024

    01/10/2021 06:04 PM

    "OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS" Sidney Powell said! I believe her. Y would SCOTUS not even look at the lawsuits?? Maybe Ghislaine Maxwell shared a few pics of chief justice Roberts with a few 15 yr
    olds ? GOOD VS EVIL ???
    Well Mike, many of us know the outcome to that ??. GOOD WINS

  • James Joseph Evart

    01/10/2021 06:02 PM

    This morning, I realized that everything is about to change. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, lives are never going to be the same.
    I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone.

    You can't justify this insanity. We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind.

    We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.

    Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.

    People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.

    Universities that advocate equality, discriminate against Asian-Americans in favor of African-Americans.

    Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.

    Criminals are caught-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.

    People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.

    After legislating gender, if a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.

    It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquiries about it.

    People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.

    Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.

    Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process, but illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcomed.

    $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.

    If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free...and pointing out this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"!

    Nothing makes sense anymore. No values, no morals, no civility, and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it is racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China.

    We are clearly living in an upside-down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong, but killing innocent babies is right.

    Wake up America. The great unsinkable ship Titanic America has hit an iceberg, is taking on water and sinking fast.

  • Kathy Scaturro

    01/10/2021 05:57 PM


  • Paul Kern

    01/10/2021 05:52 PM

    Your article today left me with one thought.
    When did the Capitol become a "temple"? The only real temple is in Jerusalem
    Are we back to civil reigion?

  • Donna L. Graham

    01/10/2021 05:51 PM

    AMEN! Mike you say exactly every day what I am thinking. Thank you for being a God fearing, God honoring person with a platform where you can influence people, and for putting into words this mess we are in as an a nation because we have forgotten God. There are many of us who are praying every day for our nation, but that effort was completely undone by a few hot heads on Wednesday. It is sad.

  • Brenda S. Smith

    01/10/2021 05:36 PM

    Nancy Pelosi needs to be removed from office.

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    01/10/2021 05:30 PM

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  • Sharon Lane

    01/10/2021 05:27 PM

    Thank You Mike for being a ray of sunshine in the center of the storm. It is no wonder that you raised such a great daughter. God Bless you both.

  • Helen Nees

    01/10/2021 05:25 PM

    Did we see the latest? Capitol protester was paid to impersonate Trump supporter and cause trouble. Why are we not surprised? Can we guess who paid?

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    01/10/2021 05:19 PM

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    01/10/2021 05:09 PM

    Thank you, Mike! You have a great way of explaining things.

  • Judy Radley

    01/10/2021 05:08 PM

    It has been said before, don't know who, but many, that what today's liberals want, they deserve to get which is total socialism and communism in which they will end up hating once they get it, like what happened to Venezuela and other socialist countries.

    Those of us who never want socialism and know it is a bad thing, will have to suffer through it, and hopefully one day we will see the pendulum swing the other way. Socialists and communists always turn on each other because each wants more power over the other, and we will see it, as we do already, between AOC and pelosi and schumer..... the young against the elderly.....and that's just the beginning.

    We need to just take cover and try to survive these next horrendous years that our country will be under siege by the socialists and communists, like we had to prep while the bo administration was, we need to prep for disaster again as it is like a war zone, but without mortars flying, but to stay down, keep low, and cover our heads to survive. All the while, hopefully we will be 'underground planning and organizing a fool-proof way to get our country back', like the American Revolution planners that will get us back to a republic under God and that we will triumph victoriously while the liberals are fighting amongst themselves.

    I just hope another national tragedy like what happened after the Bush/Gore controversy and then the following Fall, 9/11 happened, as the enemies of America that are outside of America, supported by those inside, like biden and pelosi and cuomo, always seem to pull off their attacks while America is experiencing unrest within our own borders, well the borders we have in place now, but will be torn away in a few months, and we won't be a sovereign nation afterwards like Great Britain is now.

    Finally, do not blame President Trump for anything, he has exercised his freedom of speech and too many think he should have toned down his voice, but look at all those who NEVER censored their 'spouts' and they never got reprimanded, like the stupid and incitement of violence in hip hop songs, and rap 'crap' noise, etc.

    Conservatives are not pansies and we are tired of being pushed around because we are law abiding and have been tolerant of those who hate us because we are Conservatives and Law Abiding, but when we try to stop those rioters, like last Wednesday, because there were many who did try to stop it, we are all labeled wrongfully!!!! It is pure frustration that many have had to live with since the Clinton years that all came to a head when those we THOUGHT WE COULD TRUST, BETRAYED US AND HAS NOW CAUSED RUIN AND THE ERASING OF THE U.S.A. President Trump was our last ditch effort, and now there will be nothing we can do because the RINO's and especially Mike Pence, betrayed us!!!!! Why wouldn't we get angry!?

    Here is a quote I heard recently from a BBC TV show, 'destruction brings freedom'. That is exactly what socialists and antifa 'sheep' firmly believe... and now they have won in the destruction of America! Thanks all to the corrupt politicians!!! Yeah, they won and they are gleeful and uncharitable about it all, and some thought President Trump's freedom of speech was 'not nice' and he needs to apologize? NEVER I say! He has NOTHING to apologize for, but those who have allowed destruction of America are to blame and they are the ones who should apologize, but THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN, EVER! They will only blame it on someone else as they always do! Those that need to be woke are the socialists and not those who have kept American Freedom from treasonous domestic terrorists.... now that's all gone and we are all gone as why should we fight anymore for freedom? Let the socialists communists get their way.... and let China take over! We'll just dig a hole and lie down in it as we tried and survived for such a long time, and without being richer than rich, we have no power to overcome anymore..... Let them win and everyone will 'just get along'. That is NOT what socialism is.

  • Barbara Cook

    01/10/2021 04:55 PM

    GOD bless you Gov. Huckabee!

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    01/10/2021 04:52 PM

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  • Joyce Wise

    01/10/2021 04:49 PM

    I respect and agree with your position that the kind of conduct entering the capital is abhorrent and should never have happened. But there were close to 1 million people there and 95% of them were law biting and simply expressing their frustrations of not being listened to. You can’t throw out the baby with the bathwater. We love our president and we love the things that he has accomplished. We See doom and gloom ahead because the Democrats band together and truly want to destroy America. Biden has not even taken office and the big elitist corporations, gluttonous tech companies have started the reign of terror on hard-working and law abiding citizens. What blows up my mind is listening to senators and representatives on the news saying how scared they were and this was so horrible. Really? It was downright wrong, but they were well protected. Were they lying in bed over the summer as people tried to defend their homes and businesses that were set ablaze or beaten to a pulp? These are real people out there that receive this her Renda‘s treatment, none of which was ever denounced by the Democratic Party, but more specifically Biden or Harris. I think that many of the remarks that have come from Biden in the last few days have been absolutely incendiary. They don’t want unity. They want the haves and the have Nots. And if you don’t have millions already, you will definitely end up being a have not. And communism Or socialism, whatever you want to call it, will take over us in months

  • Gayle Heyl

    01/10/2021 04:46 PM

    Thank you for this newsletter, Gov. Huckabee. This week I deactivated my Twitter account and closed my FB page. I have Parler, for now. This is a good thing to remove these worldly distractions and I have more time for Bible, church apps, your columns and Rev. Franklin Graham as well as my pastor. You’re providing a peaceful, informative platform that we all need right now more than ever. God bless you and your family.