Evening Edition - May 13

May 13, 2020 |

READER COMMENT OF THE DAY

From Joseph:

I used to work for a lead mining company here in Missouri. We had a man who worked there everyone nicknamed "Lyin' Sam." At one point I had the opportunity to work at the same mine he did. I had been there for a few weeks and a man who used to work there asked me if Sam had lied to me yet and I replied that I didn't know if he had or not. He then asked if Sam had spoken to me and I yes. He then said,"If he spoke to you, he lied." This is just about how I feel right now concerning most of those in D.C., and it's not just the politicians.

From the Gov:

Sadly, you speak the truth! You know, I'll bet that guy's name wasn't even Sam.

BASKETS OF LETTERS

Matt Vespa at Townhall.com summed up well my reaction to that letter signed by 2,000 former Justice Department officials, demanding that Attorney General Barr resign for dropping the prosecution of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, just because it was a malicious, politicized perjury trap based on a falsified 302, illegally hidden exculpatory evidence and other outrageous prosecutorial misconduct. Pardon my understatement.

I also appreciate Eli Lake’s comment that we are fortunate they’re “former” DOJ officials, and Sean Davis of the Federalist’s observation that “It was awfully nice of them to put in one place a list of corrupt, lawless hacks who have no business serving in government ever again.” The Instapundit blog also put it well: “Deep state swamp rats self-identify.”

Personally, I couldn’t help thinking of the great moment in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” where Jimmy Stewart, as a naïve honest Congress member fighting a corrupt machine, is urged to end his filibuster when he’s shown baskets full of letters demanding he stand down, ginned up by slanted coverage in partisan newspapers. He replies that he will not stop fighting, “even if this room gets filled with lies like these.”

He then scatters them on the floor like the trash they are. That would also be an appropriate reaction to this letter. But please aim for the wastebasket, Mr. Barr. No sense in making extra work for the janitor.

SPECIAL ELECTION

UPDATE: In Tuesday’s special election for California’s 25th Congressional District, Republican Mike Garcia beat Democrat Christy Smith by about 56-44%.

The election grabbed national attention, with President Trump endorsing Garcia and Obama and Hillary Clinton backing Smith, because much importance was put on it as a bell weather for November’s national elections. That’s almost never true of local elections, but that doesn’t stop the media from doing it, just as they never stop obsessing over early polls, no matter how useless they later prove to be (polls last month showed this race was “too close to call!”)

This seat was taken from the GOP in 2018 by Democrat Katie Hill, who promptly had to resign over a sordid “throuple” scandal involving a female staffer. So much outside money poured into the race last time (something Democrats rail against, unless it’s their outside money) that Hill outspent the GOP incumbent by more than 3-1.

Democrats wanted to hold that seat as a sign of a coming “blue wave,” proving voters are buying their attempts to blame President Trump for a virus unleashed on the whole world by China, and that they approve of the Democratic response to the virus: release criminals from jail and fill them with people who are trying to go back to work to feed their families. Apparently, they think following orders, sitting at home on the couch forever and living off the government is as popular an idea with the general public as it is with Democratic Party leaders. This race suggests it’s not.

Republicans wanted to win the seat back not only as one more vote to pry Nancy Pelosi’s hands off the levers of power, but also to stop the dangerous leftward lurch of the once Golden State. That district voted for Romney in 2012, then Hillary in 2016, then the GOP lost it by 8 points in 2018. Garcia's win marks the first Democrat-to-Republican flip in California since 1998, and the first House Republican to represent a district Hillary Clinton won with over 50% of the vote. 

The Dems were so desperate to hold it, they opened last minute public polling places in heavily minority areas, as usual under the guise of “making it easier for everyone (in our strongholds) to vote.” I suggested that they could be surprised to find that Hispanics and African-Americans might not line up to support the party of sex scandals, job destruction, endless forced lockdowns and the Russia Collusion/impeachment hysteria. We’ll see if that was correct when the vote is broken down by demographics later.

Also Tuesday, Trump-backed Republican Tom Tiffany easily won a special state senate election in Wisconsin’s 7th District over a Democrat backed by big Dem names like Elizabeth Warren, but that’s a very conservative rural area, so no surprise.

Nebraska also held its primary elections on Tuesday. Despite the coronavirus, Trump racked up stronger support than he did in 2016, while Joe Biden took only 77% of the Democratic vote. Large numbers of votes went to Sanders, Warren and Gabbard, who are no longer in the race, although they were still on the ballot. That would seem to bolster a new Rasmussen poll finding that only 54% of Democrats want Biden to be the nominee, and 28% believe he’ll be replaced.

So, would the media like to point to that story as a bell-weather for November? No? I didn’t think so…

"AS DEAD AS FRIED CHICKEN"

Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed us why she’s been too busy to come back to DC and work: she and fellow Democrats have been making out their wish list to Santa, a.k.a., the fourth coronavirus relief bill.

The federal government has already approved spending $3.6 trillion to aid individuals, businesses and states laid low by the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, and Pelosi and her fellow Dems want to add another $3 trillion to that. She said, “We must think big for the people now,” and you certainly can’t accuse her of not spending big. As usual, the bill was given one of those names that make you sound like a heel for opposing it (“The Heroes Act”), and it does include hazard pay for “essential workers” and aid to people left unemployed.

But much of the money goes to state and local governments to assist with the “fiscal impacts” of the coronavirus, and therein lies the loophole. Who determines what qualifies as the “fiscal impacts” of the virus? For instance, if the virus caused a drop in tax revenues, can you use the federal money to pay government workers or cover lavish pension benefits that shouldn’t have been approved in the first place?

And here are nine pet liberal projects in the bill, most of which have zero to do with the virus, such as LGBT set-asides, hate crimes laws, repealing the Trump tax cuts, voter-fraud-by-mail and blocking Trump from firing partisan liberal inspector generals who are undermining his Administration.

But the bill isn’t likely to make it past the Senate. Republican Rep. Steve Scalise called it “a joke” and a liberal wish list. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described it as “a far-left extreme makeover of our country.” And leave it to Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy to put it most colorfully, saying Pelosi had moved from folly to farce, and this bill is as “dead as fried chicken” in the Senate. He also quoted Jack Nicholson from “As Good As It Gets”: “Go sell crazy somewhere else, we’re all stocked up here.”

TRACE ACT

Speaking of horrifying Democratic legislation, it’s bad enough to come out with an alleged COVID-19 bill that greatly expands government surveillance powers, but it should be taken as a flashing light warning label to the public that it’s named the Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone Act (“TRACE Act”) and it actually carries the number, H.R. 6666.

SENATOR PAUL QUESTIONS DR. FAUCI

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified to the Senate Tuesday, and while it wasn’t as big a waste of time as him testifying to the House would have been, I still can’t help thinking he must've had more important things he could have been doing. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had been practically drooling over the idea of Fauci attacking President Trump, and openly invited him to do so, claiming this would be a chance for Americans to hear Fauci when he didn’t have Trump looming over his shoulder. Apparently, Schumer doesn’t pay much attention to the news, since Fauci is out doing TV shots without Trump all the time.

But Dr. Fauci refused to take the bait, and instead repeated what he’s already said: that reopening for business in areas that have not yet reached the Administration’s checkpoints for containment of the virus could lead to a serious resurgence. Some Democrats, such as Tim Kaine, Patty Murray, and Elizabeth Warren, seemed more interested in making anti-Trump political speeches than discussing medicine, but the one interesting moment came when Fauci’s views were challenged by Sen. Rand Paul.

Paul noted that there are other schools of thought that question the effectiveness of “one-size-fits-all” national lockdowns and whether they are doing more harm than good, and reminded Fauci that the policy was based on dire predictions that have all proven to be wildly overstated and that he (Fauci) is not the “end-all,” the “one person who gets to make the decision.”

Naturally, Paul was savaged by liberal politicians and media figures for his arrogance in refusing to accept the views of an actual doctor on dealing with COVID-19.

Another reminder: Paul is a doctor with a degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. Also, he’s not only had and recovered from COVID-19 himself, but he’s also volunteered at a hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky, helping COVID-19 patients.

Sen. Paul also got off the “Line of the Day” by tweeting, “Only the government could cause 1 million unemployed health care workers during a pandemic.”

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  • Catherine Friesen

    05/15/2020 12:46 AM

    Thank you for your common sense reporting. I especially like to bring to your attention the incredible testimony of Dr. Yvette Lozano from Texas. https://youtu.be/OSjZAsT43MI Only 15 minutes. It is not allowed on FB. A doctor who treats COVID patients and has seen 100% cures from the protocols she is using wants to know why the medical boards and our representatives who are fighting on the front lines, don't stand on the roof tops and shout this out loud and long. Why? Everyone is too busy trying to out do each other on face mask designs and follow the herd. They are giving up their liberty for false security. I have heard from some that Face masks actually over time make us sick, as we don't breath fresh air, but breath our own, which does not allow our immunities to build up naturally with microbs strong to fight viruses--WHY do you think the Chinese keep showing us pictures of wearing them? ( in some instances medical folks have to and those who garden and need to because of hay fever) So we think that is how to deal with ongoing--they are weakened by masks and the government can control weak people easier. LEt's take off our face masks, go back to group meetings, hugs, dances, singing, interactions and life and promote the cures and personal responsibilities for our own health. Warm weather takes care of it...No government control, No tracing, mandatory vaccines, mandatory testings, inoculations--just getting back to life! I am hoping you will see this and talk up her testimony. Please tell the President the we don't need the machines ( 2% only) and all the hospital gowns, etc. We need the people to have the cures and protocols in their own hands and pharmacies to not avoid selling it to them!!

  • Shauna dickerson

    05/14/2020 03:40 PM

    Every now and then your report disappears from my email and I miss it. Now it's back and I feel I'm part of the news world again. Thank you Mike Huckabee!!!

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/14/2020 01:55 PM

    HR 6666.....? Wow

  • Bruce Edwin Skippar

    05/14/2020 01:09 PM

    Your article on lying Sam reminds me of the communist rule that no untruth is wrong if it furthers the cause. It appears to be the not so new mantra of the democrat party to the point the left applauds those that do it. To those on the left that confess to being Christian I would remind them there is a commandment that says we are not to bear false witness against anyone. Quite frankly, I don't know how anyone can claim to be a Christian and still vote for anyone in the democrat party.

  • Carl "T" Smith

    05/14/2020 12:40 PM

    I wonder when the media will 'woke' to the FACT that they are Killing the Golden Goose by abandoning the ETHICS of Journalism in REPORTING not editorializing? Do they NOT understand the INTERNET is still alive and so far FREE of Progressive Ideology CONTROLLLED by the Big 6?

  • Viviana Mejia

    05/14/2020 12:33 PM

    Thank you for adding the TRACE ACT bill HR 6666 to your evening edition there is a petition to sign to say NO! to "CONTACT TRACING" through Dr. Rashid A. Buttar Advance Medicine to protect our rights against "CONTACT TRACING" We the people should have the right to decided to participant or not as well as to protect our underage children who can not protect themselves against such an un-American house resolution bill HR 6666. Thank you again!

  • Alan Taylor

    05/14/2020 10:39 AM

    Hi Mike, if you have or can get an unedited video of President Trump supposedly calling the Coronavirus a hoax, would you please include that in one of your upcoming newsletters? All you can get on YouTube is the edited version! Thanks

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/14/2020 10:02 AM

    This morning, upon reading the comments people wrote, I came across one that MOSES TRACY wrote where she posed two questions which I'd like to answer..

    Her first question was why Paul says what he says in Timothy 3:7...and the answer is...SO THAT there would not BE the religious scandals we have witnessed today ....whereby preachers preach one thing and do another..which is why someone once said "I'd rather SEE a sermon than HEAR one!" ....When Paul talks about "becoming involved in slander and incurring reproach" that is exactly what our modern-day scandals (you know, like Jimmy Swagghart) have done...brought reproach on the name of the Lord and given the message to the world that JESUS is not REAL...which is WHY our kids cannot FIND Jesus! And, when Paul talks about "falling into the devil's trap" that is exactly what Swagghart and the "others" have done because it certainly wasn't Jesus who told Swagghart to have sexual encounters with prostitutes who needed TO know that Jesus was real. .and that, BECAUSE Jesus is real, there was a real hell they were facing if they did not repent OF their prostitution!

    Her second question was "why we can't be like the prophets and tell it like it is" and the answer to that question is because there is a difference between knowing ABOUT Jesus and KNOWING Jesus ...and only those who know Him can be used as HIS mouthpiece and have the "thus saith the Lord" kind of authority that a prophet has! And, unless one KNOWS Jesus...(has a personal intimate relationship WITH Christ...whereby He loves, and weeps, THROUGH that one)...he does not HAVE the fire in his bones that true prophets have or they would BE "telling it like it is" because when one DOES have that fire in his bones he cannot NOT tell it like it is!!!

  • Shirley Frederick

    05/14/2020 08:56 AM

    Mike - I just want you to know how much I enjoy reading your comments each day. I can always rely on you to tell the truth as the world deals with the Democrats trying to take over. A friend of mine who is 70 who's parents survived the Holocaust, said it like this, "things are moving just like they did during the reign of terror of Hitler", towards a socialist - communist country. I pray every night that Trump can stand up to all these people attacking him and give us our country back. People are fed up and when that happens anarchy can follow. Just wanted you to know that you had my vote for president and wish it would of happened. We would of been in a better place. Shirley Frederick, Machesney Park IL age 65.

  • Larry Peabody

    05/14/2020 08:39 AM

    Our freedom of the press has been intentionally misinterpreted and sadly misused as a “weapon” to attack our Great President, and our very core freedoms. Without, as President Trump calls it, “Fake News”, the truth would be out there for everyone to see, and the deceitful far left radicals would get voted out of power.
    We need an amendment to inhibit intentional misinformation by the MSM. Do you know if there is anything in the works in Washington?
    Thanks

  • Moses Tracy

    05/14/2020 06:37 AM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee,

    (This is my 3rd & last message to you today, Lordwilling.)

    After I sent my previous message to you this morning, the Holy Spirit reminded me of this verse also: Pro 17:27 KJV "He that hath knowledge spareth, (or restrains), his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit."

    Governor, I just wish we could just BLAST the evil hypocritical Democrats, & not hold back, & tell them what we really think of them and what we think God would tell them.

    (Unfortunately, there are evil, i.e. children of the devil, & hypocritical Republicans, in Congress too).

    Have a nice day, & say hi to Sarah for me.

  • Gregory George Keller

    05/14/2020 06:22 AM

    Like always you are spot on and report the news with honesty and integrity.may the Lord our God bless you and keep you safe from evil thank you again love your show.

  • Moses Tracy

    05/14/2020 06:16 AM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee,

    I figured you wouldn't write back. Maybe you have fears about it? And want to use extreme precaution? Anyway, i forgot that I had remembered this verse last night when I was thinking just now about my message i sent you earlier his morning: Pro 13:3 KJV "He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction." And I had forgotten a lot of stuff is written in Proverbs about discretion. I don't know why we can't be like the Prophets and just tell it like it is without holding back? Do you know why we can't besides being cowards? Maybe i am stupid as to why i can't figure it out. Have a nice day Gov. Huckabee!

  • Moses Tracy

    05/14/2020 05:01 AM

    Gov. Huckabee,

    Would you Please Respond to me @ my listed email address?

    Why does Paul say what He says in 1Ti.3:7? I only found Mt.17:27a, as an answer. And if it is the complete answer, i don't know why. God Himself equates the sons and children of belial or the devil as "worthless", "dirt", & even "dung". And he did evil things to them like cause the fathers & sons to eat each other, etc. I think God said more harsh things to them as well. If God is that way talking to them, why would it be wrong if i become a public person to say publicly the TRUTH: for example, that the vast majority of Congress are evil, worthless, corrupt, scumbags, and a bunch of lying, deceiving, extremely hypocritical, greedy, covetous, lustful, mad, blind fools-among a bunch of other things?

  • Sarah Faith Snyder Buntin

    05/14/2020 03:31 AM

    Nancy Pelosi has a Bill in the house HR 6666 IT Totally takes away our Rights In Washington State. As well as, Other States.
    Governor Inslee is going to do mandatory Testing for Covid-19 and Tracing. We The People Here Do Not Want anything Mandatory. We The People Want Our Constitutional Rights, And For Them, Not Be Infringed Upon!! We Are Told If We Don't Comply, We Will Be Forced To Comply. And Will Not Be Able To Leave Our Houses, even To Get Anything To Eat. They Are Using The National Guard To Help Them. They Are Setting Up Camps For Children and For Adults. They Have Listed Government Jobs, To Help watch Over The Children Removed From Our Homes. Governor Inslee Has Made Video's May 11th, May 12th and May 13th Outlining What is going to happen.. Please Inform President Donald Trump And DOJ BARR Of What is Happening!!!! PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!!
    So Far, They are Setting Up Children's Camps At: (# 1) CEDAR SPRING CAMP, 4820 STREET ROUTE 92, LAKE STEVENS WA 98258 (# 2) VISITATION CENTER, 4045 DELRIDGE WA SW, SEATTLE WA 98106 (# 3) BETHEL CHURCH 600 SHOCKLEY ROAD, RICHLAND WA 99352

  • Jean Loveless

    05/14/2020 02:59 AM

    Good to hear that Rand Paul critically questioned Anthony Fauci. I've done some research on him, and his buddy, Bill Gates. Both are evil. Both need to be investigated. They're both in favor of mandatory vaccination, something that should never never happen!

  • KeoniBoy

    05/13/2020 11:30 PM

    Sen Kennedy, a "Good Old Boy", w/ a sense of delightful homespun humor. Sen Paul, a man of "True Grit", stepping up in place of AWOL Sen Graham, who is "all hat, and no cattle."

  • Ruth Atherton

    05/13/2020 11:13 PM

    I love the scriptures that are included and sent, but PLEASE, get a more current version of the Bible. King James English, really??? Are we trying to speak only to older folk that only believe it to be accurate, or trying to reach out to people who might be looking for a Savior? By the way, I am a Pentecostal minister. Read the Word daily and believe it to be true!

  • Linda Wolfe

    05/13/2020 10:21 PM

    Ever thought about the demons that Jesus cast out & sent into the swine ? Demons are eternal spirits who will eventually occupy hell. I kinda wonder if those demons Jesus sent into the swine could now be living in donkeys ?

  • Thomas Saneford

    05/13/2020 10:19 PM

    Governor, I’m just wondering if the Dems will turn the Calif. election around on POTUS, you know mail in votes are a gateway to voter fraud. Just sayin!

  • Donald Endicott

    05/13/2020 09:46 PM

    I hope and pray Garcia's win in California is a start of my prayers for a red wave, flood, hurricane. tsaumi, or whatever it can be called in November. President Trump reelected with a super majority of Republicans in both House and Senate.

  • Barney Flint

    05/13/2020 09:40 PM

    I do understand that the covid-19 virus is more contagious and supposedly more deadly, we have been living and working with the flu all around us for years. Not to mention many other daily deadly hazards. Once the powers that be decide to prescribe the hydroxi/zpak/zinc protocol as the prophylaxis to help slow the virus until there is a vaccine the country can get back to work all over and that is in my opinion is what we desperately need. How the members of congress figure that they can put these stimulus packages out to their friends and leave the rest of us to starve.

  • Virginia G Moore

    05/13/2020 09:03 PM

    I enjoyed your column tonight very much. There was some uplifting things that gave me some hope! I enjoy your columns every day, I wouldn't miss them & I do forward them to some friends who don't get them! I know you tell the truth. Thank you so much.

    Ginny Moore

  • Melanie Bruno

    05/13/2020 08:46 PM

    For many years, I had a "friend" who consistently lied to me. All her lies were off the wall and could never be corroborated. She was also a manipulative control freak. It took me a long time to realize that I could never trust her, and when I finally put the facts together in my slow brain, I could see the big picture. I'm still not sure whether she was a compulsive or pathological liar. She left this world two years ago and now I'm free of having to wade through her lies.

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/13/2020 08:30 PM

    You're not going to believe this, but the statement that jumped out at me was this one: "And here are nine pet liberal projects in the bill, most of which have zero to do with the virus, such as LGBT set-asides, hate crimes laws, repealing the Trump tax cuts, voter-fraud-by-mail and blocking Trump from firing partisan liberal inspector generals who are undermining his Administration"...I wonder if you can guess WHY, of all your statements, this one should jump out at me! Do you give up? OK, I'll TELL you.....

    It was those three words "hate crime laws"...Someone needs to tell Nancy Pelosi that those laws come free because they are in the Bible....and those guilty of hate crimes....(such as she and her Democrat friends are guilty of against Trump because their hatred of him IS "criminal" ) ....will, one day, know what penalty comes with GOD'S "hate crime laws!"