Morning Edition - July 28

July 28, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

July 28, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

MODERATE DEMOCRATS, WALK AWAY FROM YOUR RADICAL, HATE-FILLED PARTY

Even with the anti-Trump media working overtime to cover for the horrendous violence and “peaceful” (sure) demonstrations ruining businesses and lives, there must be some moderate Democrats refusing to be gaslighted, understanding the level of hate driving this chaos, and walking away from their radicalized party.

Speaking of walking away, Brandon Straka, founder of the #WalkAway movement tweeted this on Monday:

"Trump lowered your taxes, built a thriving economy, created opportunity zones. The Democrats, by contrast, are willing to order your businesses shut as long as possible to maximize the virus narrative to push for mail-in voting (aka – fraud). Dem voters – are you getting it yet?”

Those words sound as if they came from Mike Huckabee, but they’re from a former liberal Democrat who saw the light, who gets it, and who I’m pretty sure shares my belief that most people are essentially conservatives and just don’t know it. Some have been lied to for so long –- by the media, by teachers, by family and friends –- about “evil” America and those “evil” Republicans who actually love this country that they’ve never allowed themselves to dig deeper and discover that this is all projection. The radicals pointing fingers at us, accusing us of hate and racism, should more accurately be pointing in a mirror. Their party has become all about “identity politics” --- in other words, all about race. And the evidence of hate is everywhere. You name it, they hate it. They hate it enough to shine lasers into its eyes and blind it, and not care.

HOW bad is the hatred? Try this.

Why else but for pure, seething hatred would any American WANT to use political violence to tear everything down? Do they really think they’re going to build a wonderful society in its place with free cotton candy and unicorns and perfect racial quotas? No, their focus is mainly on taking power from those they hate for being “evil” and having it for themselves. Never mind that exercising power over a society you have destroyed is like being the King Of Nothing; they don’t see it that way.

Consider the issue of opportunity zones, which benefit everyone in an economically-challenged area. Radical “progressives,” such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, hate them, and anything else that allows wealthy people to profit along with others. (Of course, that’s why the wealthy invest in the first place.) So she actively works against this and other proposals that would help her district. And she wins because an organized radical group, in her case Justice Democrats, is behind her and also because, traditionally, an “evil” Republican who would work to help that district economically couldn’t get elected dogcatcher.

But recent man-on-the-street interviews suggest that some are seeing the light, especially where the police are concerned. As Brandon Straka also tweeted:

"The left has done to this country everything that they feared and dreaded Donald Trump would do when he was elected.”

It’s true. They feared a race-baiting, power-seizing dictator who would create chaos. No one called Trump a racist until the day he came down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced he was running for President. If you look at what both sides have actually done since then, it’s the left that has race-baited, created chaos and torn the country down. They obviously fear doing anything that will benefit America as long as Trump might possibly gain. If anything, Trump has been hesitant to brandish his presidential power and go in to stop the madness that local leaders (again, Democrats) won’t address. Heck, a REAL dictator would have sent in tanks weeks ago; you know, the way Janet Reno did with the Branch Davidians.

But even Democrats, the ones looking from the outside in, are starting to notice with horrified eyes that the violence isn’t about George Floyd, at least not any more. It seems more and more to be about nothing except raw aggression.

Here’s a stunning example of the hate we’re seeing from the left –- not violent, but so chilling that I can’t believe some Democrats won’t see this and lament what has happened to their party. Consider the media response to the death last week of university professor Mike Adams. This sensitive column by conservative writer Robert Oscar Lopez is a must-read.

University of North Carolina sociology/criminology teacher and TOWNHALL contributor Mike Adams was found dead on July 23; details are sketchy but involve a firearm. There will be an investigation, of course, but suicide looks likely. The friend who called 911 said Adams had been behaving erratically (not dangerously) and had been under a lot of stress in recent weeks.

And why was Adams under stress? Lopez writes that it was due to “the gigantic network of agitators who had tracked his comments for years in hopes of driving him out of his job.” Of course, they went back as far as it took to find comments made by Adams, a conservative Christian, that they could slam. Some of these, for example, had to do with the mental health issues of transgender people, and, by 2020 standards, no one is allowed to say them --- or ever to have said them.

After years of abuse, he was finally forced into early retirement at age 55 and was set to retire on August 1. He had negotiated a settlement of $500,000. (“Dollars are precious, but our institutional integrity is priceless,” the school chancellor self-righteously said after the settlement.)

There are two points made by this tragic story; first (and Lopez elaborates on this in his article) is the need to stop the persecution of conservatives and “cancel culture” in academia. The second is the ungodly hate on the left, revealed as they dance on his grave. “Mike Adams was imperfect,” Lopez writes. “...But don’t let him die in vain. He was one of us, and the way he died was wrong. Let’s at least be as decent and respectful to him as the leftists are to their imperfect poster children.”

Consider how respectful we on the right have been after the death of Democrat John Lewis. He said plenty of outrageous things in his time, but we let it go, because we are decent. Now look at a couple of headlines to see how the media reported the death of Mike Adams:

"Professor behind ‘vile’ racist and sexist tweets found dead in his North Carolina home.” --- NBC online

"A professor who was known for his racist, misogynistic tweets was found dead in his home.” --- BuzzFeed

Moderate Democrats, please see your hate-filled party for what it is and...WALK AWAY.

VIOLENCE IN BLUE CITIES CONTINUES

The violence and lawlessness continue in blue cities around America, so much so that I don’t have time nor space to recount it all. Here’s just a taste…

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that much of what we’re hearing from the media and the Democratic politicians covering for the rioters is an attempt to deny reality that’s crossed into self-delusion. It’s as if they’ve all become that MSNBC reporter who famously declared that the protests were “mostly peaceful” as he was broadcasting from in front of a burning building.

For instance, Rep. Jerrold Nadler can see all sorts of things that aren’t really there, like “Russian collusion” or an impeachable offense in a Presidential courtesy call. But he apparently can’t see a violent riot in front of his face. Journalist Austen Fleccas asked Nadler on video if he would disavow the violence and riots by Antifa in Portland right now. Nadler’s response:

“That… that… that… that’s a myth that’s spreading only in Washington, DC.”

I wonder if he also thinks the violent protests in Washington, DC, were a myth?

I’m sure Rep. Nadler is among the willfully deaf, dumb and blind crowd who insist that the rioters in places like Portland are “peaceful protesters” being bludgeoned and tear-gassed for no reason by federal fascist goons – who wouldn’t even have to be there if the Mayor of Portland hadn’t let the rioting go on for nearly 60 days now, including assaults on federal officers and repeated attempts to destroy the federal courthouse.

Fortunately, some people are tired of playing along with this dream world. That includes a number of black Americans who are fed up with how a legitimate protest following the death of George Floyd has been hijacked by young, white, anti-American radicals who are only making race relations worse and black neighborhoods more dangerous.

The president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP complained that the protests have lost focus and turned into “a spectacle, a debacle.” Another local black leader complained that they’ve been taken over by violent, “mostly white anarchists,” noting that most black people don’t even live downtown, and their problems, like the need for better schools, are far away and being ignored.

And here is today’s MUST-READ story.

Gabe Johnson is a 48-year-old black Marine veteran who lives in downtown Portland, near the riot scene but far enough away that he assumed from media reports that they were just “peaceful protesters,” with maybe a few typically angry young punks thrown in. Then last weekend, when he was kept awake by the sound of explosions and tear gas started coming in through his A/C vent, he stood up and declared that somebody had to do something.

He thinks of the American flag as a symbol of unity among all people, so the next day, he went to the protest site, hung a couple of flags on a fence and tried to engage protesters in a peaceful dialogue about how to bring people back together. It didn’t go well. They called him the worst kind of racist names, and ripped down his flags and stomped on them. When an older black man grabbed one of his flags and handed it back to him, a "peaceful protester" punched him in the face and ran.

Johnson said he dealt with terrorists overseas and he sees the same tactics being used in Portland: “They’ve got spotters with cameras that will follow you around, and they’ve got their thugs. Those are the guys with the baseball bats. They have people that will intimidate you in Black Lives Matter attire.”

He also noticed a lot of out-of-state license plates and said 99% of the people he did talk to didn’t live in Portland. Johnson says that what he learned is that Antifa has attached itself to the Black Lives Matter movement and taken it over, and the claims that the protests are largely peaceful and the federal officers started the violence are lies.

He said, “It’s beyond me how they can sit there and say that they’re not causing damage or rioting. It’s a riot, and it’s real, and when you are on the front line and you’re looking back into that crowd, it is an angry mob that is built on doing as much destruction as possible.”

He also stressed that he is not a conservative or a Trump supporter, but he is a patriot. And having seen what’s going on with his own eyes, he now believes that Portland Police should use any means necessary, including force, to stop it.

In short, these people have declared war on America. They were just smart enough to pick cities with leaders who were dumb enough not to realize when someone is waging war on them. But the residents are finally figuring it out.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE MOB GETS ITS WISH

We’re seeing exactly what happens when we give the mob its wish and order the police to stand down. These protesters don’t say, “Well, that’s more like it” and go home; they ramp up the violence because now they figure they can get away with even more.

Law professor Glenn Reynolds of the Instapundit blog has written wisely that the inevitable result of this is not a utopian society with no evil gestapo cops, but vigilante justice. The people will only put up with being terrorized for so long, particularly when the officials they foolishly elected abandon them to the mob and tell them, as the Seattle Police Chief just did, that “we can no longer enforce the law. You are on your own.”

The only responses in such a case range across a spectrum from armed self-defense to neighborhood patrols to gangs to vigilante groups to militias. Do the leftist leaders of these cities really prefer any of those options to police (I exempt Chicago, since they’ve obviously preferred letting gangs run wild to backing the police for years)? As Prof. Reynolds puts it, “In the end, the police aren’t there to protect the public from criminals, they’re there to protect criminals from the public. Communities dealt with crime long before police were invented, usually in rather harsh and low-due-process ways. The bargain was, let the police handle it instead. No police, no bargain.”

All those who accuse the police of not being gentle enough with them when they assault someone or steal or destroy someone’s property really aren’t going to like what happens if the police go away and their victims start dealing directly with the problem themselves.

SICKENING AND REPREHENSIBLE ACT

If you’re trying to win people to your cause, this has to be the most sickening, reprehensible, and, fortunately, ineffective way to do it that I’ve ever seen: a 20-year-old man circulating a photo of himself with his knee on the neck of a crying white toddler:

I’m relieved to hear that the child involved is unharmed and that the idiot allegedly responsible was arrested. An investigation is also underway of a teacher (!) who allegedly commented on the photo on Facebook by profanely encouraging worse violence against white children. That teacher should never be allowed in a classroom with any power over children of any color ever again.

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  • LAVON WALKER

    07/28/2020 08:07 PM

    It was "Gross" when the cities of SF and LA let RAW SEWAGE run down their streets .................but now Portland is filling balloons with "raw sewage" and throwing them as weapons .......How are they "filling these balloons with "raw sewage" ..................are the "radical females" filling them .................

  • Cathleen Craig

    07/28/2020 07:50 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee; I'm just curious about the Democratic Governors and Mayors across our country that are allowing violence to takeover whole cities and harm their citizens and businesses. None of this makes any sense. You said once in your newsletter, that when something doesn't make sense, it's not what you see but it's what you don't see behind the scenes that we need to be more concerned about (a very bad paraphrase). The narrative seems to be the same in every Democratic run city. Do you suppose they're not really running their own cities and states, could it be that they are taking their orders from someone in Washington, D.C.? All the commentaries focus mostly on the local elected officials, but what if, personally, they were ready to do something about the riots but were told not to? I have a few more questions as well: Who is George Soros, and what are the organizations that he is funding and why? And why is a foreign billionaire legally allowed to fund things that are destructive to our nation? Can the money be traced and the politicians exposed who have taken money from him? I appreciate all that you do, Mr. Huckabee. Thank you for the research and the information that you publicize. There's too much of it for the average citizen to put all together. Sincerely, Cathy Craig

  • Gigi Pimentel

    07/28/2020 07:33 PM

    There is only hate, violence and killing of innocent children without even looking back. Politics of the Left are fueling the anarchy. This together with abusing the protocol guidelines to eradicate COVID places America and its people in a no win situation. NO ONE, politically or otherwise will gain any control nor power cause America will be in a downward spiral to be lost. The Radical Left is a cancer to humanity and country and became another form of ISIS. Mainstream Democrats need to turn a blind eye to their “Party” to MAGA

  • Wendy Weidenhamer

    07/28/2020 06:05 PM

    Towards the end of this article there is a line, "...the officials they foolishly elected", that could be, but in these times it is more likely that these "elected officials" were vote "frauded" in and very likely in their position illegally.

  • Janis Hook

    07/28/2020 03:44 PM

    I feel and really believe all this violence is being done to provoke Trump and if he acts like he should, they will use it against him! Another damned if he does or damned if he doesn't! That is the Democrats mission and have been scheming all along! I can just imagine the phone calls and secret meetings! I do not trust any of them!!

  • Rand Saffell

    07/28/2020 03:43 PM

    Governor Mike....it's like this. There is no such animal as a "Moderate" Democrat. They are ALL the same make, style and caliber.
    How can I say this?
    The Democrats have a platform. All are expected to follow. People become Democrats because they BELIEVE in their party's platform.
    Therefore all Democrats are traitors to America....as well as the people who vote for them.
    Mark this....in every country where socialism became established in the government...they are NEVER able to "vote them out of office".
    Once evil takes root in a country there is only one way to get rid of them.
    Ask Adolf Hitler if he had been voted out would he have left office?
    The Democratic Party is composed of the most evil group of people on this planet and yes...I do include ISIS.

  • Daisy A. Palmer, PhD

    07/28/2020 03:21 PM

    Watch A.G. Barr excellence in attempting response to the rantings of dems.
    Why not give the dems the time let them rant, rut, root without the presence of the intelligencia.
    If folks watching this do not know how to vote...then Jesus come soon for our country is destoryed.
    God thank you for Bill Barr.

  • Floyd A Unger

    07/28/2020 02:15 PM

    That’s what I’ve been thinking for years.

  • james randolph

    07/28/2020 02:12 PM

    " ... Antifa has attached itself to the Black Lives Matter movement and taken it over ..."
    PARASITOID ... just like the SQUAD in CONGRESS...
    ...
    "...One group of parasites known as parasitoids, though, shows no such mercy. They invade their hosts, use them, and unceremoniously dispatch them when they’ve had their fill...."
    ....
    "...Few parasitoids are more bizarre or disturbing than the wasps of the genus Glyptapanteles, whose females inject their eggs into living caterpillars. There, the larvae mature, feeding on the caterpillar’s fluids before gnawing through its skin en masse and emerging into the light of day. Despite the trauma, not only does the caterpillar survive—initially at least—but the larvae mind-control it, turning their host into a bodyguard that protects them as they spin their cocoons and finish maturing. The caterpillar eventually starves to death, but only after the tiny wasps emerge from their cocoons and fly away...."
    ...
    https://www.wired.com/2014/10/absurd-creature-week-glyptapanteles-wasp-caterpillar-bodyguard/

  • james randolph

    07/28/2020 01:59 PM

    Hey Mike -
    Your audience needs to hear Larry Taunton share this!
    "Understanding What Is Happening in America: A Christian Response"
    Published by larry on July 6, 2020

    "... There’s an evil logic behind the riots, flag burning, and statue-toppling, and it’s not just America that’s under attack—it’s the Christian faith that’s under assault..."
    ...
    https://larryalextaunton.com/2020/07/understanding-what-is-happening-in-america-a-christian-response/

    GOD will bless America,after America blesses GOD.
    [jim]

  • Linda Wolfe

    07/28/2020 01:34 PM

    I can't understand why George Soros has not been sent to prison for organizing the riots, OR at least have his money frozen .
    Surely we are living in the last days ! So many have lost all fear of Almighty GOD & think they can live like hell & go to heaven, NOT THE CASE . Yes, GOD is LOVE, but He is JUST. There are 7 things GOD hates. They are found in Proverbs. Wake UP America. JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING.

  • Judy Ledford

    07/28/2020 01:29 PM

    Would you please
    send your newsletter to Mrs. Judy Ledford, P.O. Box 315, Mayo, SC 29268? I will be glad to pay for it?

  • Dixie Johnston

    07/28/2020 01:19 PM

    We, the people of America need to go before GOD and ask for forgiveness of our, all our sins in our homes, churches, community, states, and our nation from the White House too OUR own homes, like abortions, pornography, killing, other gods before us, robbing, stealing and gay rights and other sins . When we come before our GOD, ask for forgiveness HE WILL HEAL OUR NATION and our land of virus, economy, get our jobs back and heal us. PLEASE get the message out , Thank you..

  • Dixie Johnston

    07/28/2020 01:17 PM

    We, the people of America need to go before GOD and ask for forgiveness of our, all our sins in our homes, churches, community, states, and our nation from the White House too OUR own homes, like abortions, pornography, killing, other foods before us, robbing, stealing and gay rights and other sins . When we come before our GOD, ask for forgiveness HE WILL HEAL OUR NATION and our land of virus, economy, get our jobs back and heal us. PLEASE get the message out , Thank you..

  • Jerry Korba

    07/28/2020 01:15 PM

    We have talked about the Left Hating America as it was 4 months ago No virus just about everyone working making headways toward a better life China is back pedaling most good aspects of American life was going real good. China saw this and unleashed its virus around the world and the Left is terrorizing America. The way urban cities are working under the leadership of The Far Left is what China does to get control of a society. They will keep this going until complete control is obtained. If Trump wins all the data gotten on these terrorist will be hunted down and prosecuted and cities will be paying restitution for having the police stand down. If Trump loses so does America.

  • Laurie Keiski

    07/28/2020 01:00 PM

    It’s getting to the point where local, state or federal law enforcement should begin identifying the real bad actors and move from rubber bullets to live rounds. Then maybe some headway can be made. Drastic yes, but these are drastic times.

  • JC Holland

    07/28/2020 12:55 PM

    So per your blog today Gabe Johnson found out for himself what is really going on in Portland. Yet he still makes sure to say he is not a conservative and doesn't support President Trump.
    Mike, that is just how brain dead too many people who vote are. No, they still don't get it. How can you experience this first hand like he did, know the liberal socialist mayor and his council won't do a thing, and still make sure to tell everyone you don't support Trump. Really? Who cares if he says he is a patriot and doesn't like the rioting going on. He still refuses to support the leader of our country who is trying to stop this madness.

    Fox News favorite libertarian Black reporter, Mr. Jones, was in Chicago the last 2 days talking to people who live in that war zone. Most all of them said that the leadership there doesn't care about them. Then when he was asked if they supported the Mayor, he said she had strong support there because she is one of them. Really? Then exactly who were they complaining about when they said their leaders in Chicago don't care about them?

    There is a huge disconnect there. The nitwit socialist mayor should have 0 support by the people living there and yet she still has strong support. These people are nuts. Jones likes to say it is the GOP fault because they don't get into these areas' with their candidates and campaign better. Really? What a bunch of bull. They are not allowed into the local churches and civic organizations to share their vision with the people living there. The black ministers and other leaders who lead in these communities are all life long democrats and want nothing to do with any republican candidate who wants to speak and campaign there. GOP candidates are not welcomed in. So much for what Jones claims is the fault of republican candidates.

    I cringe every time I hear you, Hannity, Ingram, or whoever say the American people get it and they are fed up. Trump will win in November. Well I say most of these life long democrats do not get it. They are clueless that the democratic party is now the Socialist Democratic Party. Just like always, I fear they will go into the voter booth and mindlessly push the D button just like they always do.

    I pray I am wrong and President Trump wins again, but I am not convinced these voters actually do get it.

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    07/28/2020 12:14 PM

    So how come Trump and AG Barr can't see George Soros fingerprints and money all over these "peaceful protests?" Out of state rioters arrive in rented Sprinter vans with provided bricks and baseball bats to cause mayhem. It seems to me that even Lt. Columbo (I'm older) would say, "oh, just one more thing."

    Soros and his hateful agenda for America need to be halted in court.

  • Stephen Russell

    07/28/2020 11:57 AM

    Mod Dems leaving party, how many by 1000s + ,more Hoorah Yes
    Finally since 1965