In the aftermath of closing arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, House manager Adam Schiff has not come off well.
True, Barbra Streisand tweeted that “Adam Schiff is so impressive. His knowledge of the law...his passion...his articulateness. His sincerity! He speaks the truth and would make a great president.” Personally, I think the best reason of all NOT to vote for someone for President is that Barbra Streisand said he’d make a great President.
But there has also been quite a bit of this: “...Schiff is not just dumb, he’s so deluded it’s bordering on the very kind of insanity Einstein spoke about.” And it continues: “Schiff is obsessed with Donald Trump. I don’t just mean he’s got a bit of a problem with him; I mean he’s pathologically demented in his absolute detestation of all things Trump. Every day since Trump was elected, Schiff’s been plotting to try to get rid of him…The impeachment has been about Adam Schiff, his ego and his career.”
And how about this: Adam Schiff, with his “curiously smug bug-eyed smirk” is “a man whose stratospheric ego is matched only by his astonishing superciliousness...”
Who do you think said all this? Some wild-eyed far-right-wing conspiracy theorist? Was it Dan Bongino? Sean Hannity? Maybe Devin Nunes? Me?
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By Mike Huckabee
Monday, music fans observed the 61st anniversary of February 3, 1959, when a plane carrying Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens crashed in a snowy field near Clear Lake, Iowa. It brought a tragic end to the first innocent era of rock and roll and was immortalized by Don McLean in his classic song “American Pie” as “The Day the Music Died.”
(FYI: We have our own version of that song: https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=2A90C8F7-8A68-46A4-AABE-EE13F1DA40E7 )
In an eerie coincidence, Monday, February 3, 2020, may also go down in history as the day that the idea of letting “progressive” Democrats run anything more complicated than a crock pot also died, after their first major Presidential primary vote crashed in Iowa.
After months of campaigning, endless debates, hordes of candidates, and more plans for spending money than there is money in the world (seriously, someone did the math), the political news media (i.e., the Democrats’ cheerleading squad) waited to find out who would win the Iowa Caucuses…and waited…and waited…first excitedly, then anxiously, then angrily, then exhaustedly…and finally called it a night and packed their cameras back into their SUVs covered with “Dump Trump” stickers without ever learning the results. At my press time, no winner had yet been announced, but I can tell you without question who the real winner of the Iowa Democratic caucuses was: Donald Trump.
By midnight, with zero caucus locations reporting results, the candidates were reduced to making speeches that were neither victory nor concession speeches -- although Bernie and Buttigieg sounded as if they thought they’d won when they had no votes (they must’ve been channeling Adam Schiff.) Sanders’ campaign released some incomplete, internal numbers based on 40% of precincts, claiming that Bernie came in first, followed by Buttigieg and Warren, with no other candidates reaching the 15% threshold for delegates, but that’s wildly unofficial at the moment.
It’s not clear at this writing what caused such a simple process (gather Iowans into gyms, cafetoriums and civic centers; vote; count votes; phone them in) to crumble into a massive, embarrassing failure equivalent to what would’ve happened if we’d let D-Day be planned by chimpanzees. Initial reports blamed a malfunctioning vote reporting app that was supposed to make the vote more secure. The Iowa Democratic Party later denied that there was any hack, breakdown or intrusion on the app, blaming the delay on “inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results,” which seems like the kind of thing you could clear up before Tuesday. (Former Hillary Clinton operative Robbie Mook also denied having anything to do with the app, despite previous reports to the contrary.) I’m sure they’d love to blame the Russians, but the only Russian thing in Iowa is the Russian dressing at the Triple Crown Buffet in Altoona.
This is a travesty that does a terrible disservice to the Iowans who took time out of their lives to participate in an important democratic tradition. Some voters bemoaned the Party’s embarrassing incompetence, while some Bernie Bros suspected chicanery to try to rob him of a win (again?) When dealing with modern Democratic politics, incompetence is always the kindest explanation for the results.
Frustrated reporters chose various terms to describe the Iowa Democratic Caucuses, including “disaster,” “fiasco,” “bedlam” and “total meltdown.” I would call it “a teachable moment.” Voters should look at this and think very hard about putting the people responsible in charge of really complicated things, like the US economy, foreign policy, immigration, border security, law enforcement or, Heaven forbid, our health care.
For all the charges of incompetence and predictions of failure hurled at President Trump, and despite constant efforts to block and undermine him by Democrats, the media, federal judges and Deep State moles, he’s still managed to accomplish more in three years than any other President in my lifetime. His critics can’t even run their own caucus in Iowa without turning it into an amateur production of “Titanic.” And if you think this epic train wreck of humiliating incompetence is an anomaly, I’ll remind you of two words: “Obamacare website.”
For the record, the Iowa GOP had its results all tabulated and turned in by midnight. President Trump crushed Bill Weld and Joe Walsh with over 97% of the vote, taking all 38 delegates.
Keep an eye on the news for Caucus results, if and when they ever arrive. In the meantime, the crack “Huckabee” staff has managed to obtain this exclusive footage behind the scenes at the Iowa Democratic Caucus planning headquarters:
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Tonight, on the eve of being acquitted by the Senate of the House’s ludicrous “impeachment” charges, President Trump will go into the lion’s den…oops, sorry: the House…and deliver his State of the Union Address. Adviser, Kellyanne Conway said it will be “an optimistic, inspirational, forward-looking State of the Union” and that Trump will list his undeniable accomplishments such as the economy, job creation and fighting terrorists, and he will invite his critics “to come along.”
Here are some basic facts to know before the speech, such as where you can see it and when…
I know that SOTU speeches normally start with “The state of the union is strong!,” but just this once, I kind of wish he’d look at the Democratic side of the chamber and say, “Well…are we finished with our tantrum now?”
After three years of people in the public spotlight of sports and show business being bullied into lockstep condemnation of President Trump, parroting “woke” clichés and alienating half of their fans (Taylor Swift, are you listening?), this statement from the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs is a refreshing change. Let’s hope it’s also a sea change that signals people are fed up with the “cancel culture” and are ready to tell the self-appointed leftist Thought Police to go cancel themselves.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them."
- Acts 16:25
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