Evening Edition - May 21

May 21, 2020 |

JANE ROE MOVIE CLAIM REFUTED

You might have heard about an upcoming FX “documentary” called “AKA Jane Roe,” about Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. McCorvey later became pro-life and denounced the decision, claiming she’d been manipulated by the pro-abortion lobby. This movie, however, claims to present “death bed confession” video of her saying that she was paid a large amount of money by Operation Rescue to claim to be pro-life.

I was holding off on writing this because, frankly, I find this claim very hard to believe for a number of reasons. Video is very easy to edit misleadingly, they waited until after she died and couldn’t refute it, and pro-life groups generally don’t have that much money and use their funds for much more noble purposes. Also, I have known a lot of people who went from pro-abortion to pro-life, but I’ve never met anyone who went in the other direction.

So I’ve been waiting to comment on this until I found a story with a little more balance and not just a credulous acceptance of the movie’s shocking assertions. Thanks to Tyler O’Neill at PJ Media for tracking down some authoritative sources who say the movie’s claims are false, and some who knew McCorvey well to the very end and also don’t buy it for a minute.

IMPORTANT LETTER

There’s an old saying: You can’t arrest everybody. Some blue state Governors, mayors and other officials are belatedly learning that, despite their best efforts to empty the prisons of actual criminals so they can be filled with people who tried to open their businesses or committed the crime of surfing without a surgical mask. As a number of commenters are pointing out, the lockdown was always voluntarily, some politicians just didn't realize it. People complied as long as they thought it was necessary for the common good. Once they sensed they were being victimized by unfair and unconstitutional power grabs disguised as anti-virus measures, they started to rebel. Attempted clampdowns are doomed to fail because there are simply too many people saying, “Enough is enough!” and courts, sheriffs and police chiefs are siding with them.

Now, as more proof that the Berlin Wall put up between Americans and their workplaces is already being demolished, more than 600 doctors have signed a letter to the White House, demanding an end to the national lockdowns. The doctors call the lockdowns a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing health consequences,” including poverty and financial instability, despair and depression, drug addiction, child abuse, suicide, alcoholism, missed vaccinations and other medical procedures and more. In short, like most leftist solutions, the so-called cure is proving to be worse than the disease.

And for the media elites who’ve never missed a paycheck throughout this, and who mock and scorn people who want to go back to work as selfish, MAGA hat-wearing dummies from “backwater” places, here is the front page of today’s New York Post, accompanying an angry manifesto by David Marcus titled, “End New York City’s Lockdown Now!”

You know the writing is on the wall when even New Yorkers have had enough of New York-style high-handed liberal leadership. And that wall is about to come crashing down, whether the media and the politicians approve or not.

MIC DROP

I’ve written before about the glaring media bias in covering how different states dealt with the coronavirus. For instance, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been lavished with praise, despite his decisions resulting in rampant nursing home deaths, the spreading of the disease to other states, a panicked fear of shortages of ventilators and hospital beds that never occurred (thanks, President Trump!) and an endless lockdown that's destroying more lives than the virus ever would have.

Meanwhile, Republican Governors of states such as Georgia and Florida were savaged by the media for their refusal to do full, endless shutdowns of their states. They were accused of being death merchants, mass murderers who within two weeks would have vast amounts of blood on their hands (Oh, if only the New York Times had described communist dictators like Stalin and Castro that way!) Well, that hasn’t happened. Eight weeks in, cases in Florida are trending downward without the devastating economic carnage and trampling of Constitutional rights. And Florida has more people than New York, certainly more older people, and many came from the virus hotspot of New York.

I’m sure the media would love just to move on and sweep their hyperbolic failed predictions under the run, but hold on a minute. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (whose poll numbers dropped while Cuomo’s rose, both due entirely to false media narratives) has a few words for them. He didn’t drop the mic in their faces at the end, but I think that was implied.

CHANGES, CHANGES, AND MORE CHANGES

The CDC has made another revision to guidelines for avoiding the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus. Apparently, it is most likely to be spread by person-to-person contact and not as much by contact with surfaces that it’s touched. That makes it more contagious than influenza, but less contagious than measles.

Of course, this change could be altered again, so keep being careful about touching surfaces, washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, etc., just in case. These changing advisories are inevitable with any new disease as we navigate the learning curve. It doesn’t mean that if someone gave you different advice two months ago, they were a “LYING LIAR!” We just know more now. Seems like a simple concept, but apparently, very hard for some people to grasp.

GALLUP SAYS

A new Gallup survey found that as many states begin to reopen after the coronavirus lockdowns, Democrats are far more worried and less likely to be happy than Republicans. Democrats are also more likely to say they are lonely.

I’m not surprised, but I have to question how much of that really has to do with the coronavirus or the lockdowns. I think if you went much further back, you’d find that feelings of being worried, unhappy and alone come first and lead to embracing Democratic politics. If you feel a need for the government to take care of you, you’re going to become a Democrat. If you’re happy, confident and have family, friends and a personal relationship with God, you don’t need Washington to be your mommy.

A HINT OF THINGS TO COME

I always caution people not to read too many national implications into local elections. But this is a local city council election that might actually carry a hint of things to come in November. At least, I certainly hope so.

In Staunton, Virginia – a city that went for Obama twice, in a state where Democrats won the whole state government in 2018 and immediately started governing like socialist Marie Antoinettes -- four city council members were up for reelection. The sole Republican was reelected and the three Democrats were replaced with Republicans in a solid GOP sweep. But there’s more: the Democrats cranked up their turnout apparatus and got nearly twice as many votes as last time -- but they were still crushed by the massive turnout for the Republicans. GOP turnout was nearly on the level of when a President is on the ballot – as there actually will be in November.

One local media outlet chalked it up to gun control and the COVID-19 lockdown. But in a larger sense, you could say it was the result of voters getting a long, hard dose of what the Democrats’ all-powerful government philosophy is really like when there’s nobody to put the brakes on them.

Since the coronavirus lockdowns and the arbitrary, unconstitutional enforcement have been felt nationwide, even in blue cities inside red states, this could bode well for a “throw the power-mad bums out” wave in November. Let’s hope so. Woody Allen once said that “80% of success is showing up.” If just 80% of conservatives and Christians would show up at the polls and vote accordingly, we might get government “of, by and for the people” and our Constitutional rights back.

JUST FOR FUN

Naturally, I believe that no White House Press Secretary will ever measure up to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but I must admit that Kayleigh McEnany is doing a great job. Those biased reporters must’ve thought she was going to be eaten alive in their lion’s den. They never expected that she was going to come in with a chair and a whip and reduce them to whining kittens.

Just for fun, here are four of her greatest WWE-worthy smackdowns, and these are just from her first month on the job.

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  • Judi Fey

    05/23/2020 01:38 PM

    The CDC's information about the virus not living that long on surfaces was a month late. The Center for Science in the Public Interest came out with the information a month ago. "Only some of the virus survived for 3 days on stainless steel or plastic, 1 day on cardboard and 4 hours on copper. The virus dies off quickly. Only 1/1000 of the initial virus was left by day 2 on stainless steel and by day 3 on plastic. Half was gone after 6-7 hours on those surfaces." This is directly from the "Nutrition Action" newsletter, resourced from the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Elizabeth McKenna

    05/23/2020 11:57 AM

    My gut is that the "judge" upholding the Flynn case is doing so to prolong the matter so President Trump can't appoint Flynn Head of FBI so long as he has "pending criminal offense.” Pardon Flynn and appoint him head of FBI NOW is what should be done...my opinion...everyone enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

  • Jerry Korba

    05/23/2020 10:48 AM

    If a person wonders why our country has been so slow in the past to achieve larger amount of greatness is because the government does not want to work at the speed of Donald J Trump. If you are a politician you do not work with your own money you work with Americans money and that why things are done over budget not on time and inefficient what else takes place is a lot fraud and corruption. Donald Trump works at a speed as if he is using his money just like corporations and Americans carving out a lifestyle so he works harder he uses every hour to get under budget to get done ahead of time and to get things operating that is the formula for MAGA the Left has its platform in almost everything in America that is why the results are slow over budget and late to not being completed America needs to catch up and adopt Trump speed and effectiveness after all we all want to MAGA!

  • Sarah Bassett

    05/23/2020 01:04 AM

    Praying with all my heart Obama and his puppets lose their strings, fall to the ground, turn into dust and ashes and be blown away with the winds of change. Change that puts an end to Obama's arrogance, pride, and self assured attitudes for change in America as he watches everything fall flat and fail permanently and be no more forever! Amen!

  • Joyce Birch

    05/22/2020 04:09 PM

    I too agree with Mark Cuban that President has to stop playing the victim. Also, surprised Cuban is supporting Biden.
    Kudos to Kayleigh McEnany for today's WH Briefing. Loved the way she presented questions to the leftist media & to have answers for her by the next briefing. She rates a 10+!! No offense Gov. Sara did a great job & like when I see her on some of the Fox news programs.
    BTW, another great newsletter!!

  • Dot Whitley

    05/22/2020 02:57 PM

    I love the White House Press Secretary. It's hard to believe there are two women who are so good at this. She and Sara are so refreshing to listen to . I despise the media .
    Dot Whitley

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/22/2020 12:54 PM

    Staunton, Virginia.....very encouraging. First the great Sarah and now the excellent Kayleigh......things are going well.

  • Carl "T" Smith

    05/22/2020 10:23 AM

    I was taken aback when the Shutdown was first announced I guess because of having lived too long to have been witness to so many other " end of the world " scenarios.
    I love my Doctors but I know even they RELY on Financial people to do the heavy lifting to Preserve their wealth. I cannot help but believe the 7 headed hydra has six of it's seven heads being Controlled by ANTI-American interests.
    In Normal times the upcoming election would be a Democrat Route to the Dumpster BUT the media has not finished digging their own graves and will continue to Ignore the REAL news and continue to Fabricate the news to fit the talking points. The Big Question is WHO is creating the Talking Points? Biden is not smart enough or even Chuckles or the Queen, so WHO is behind the Curtain??????

  • Mona Kramer

    05/22/2020 10:15 AM

    Never lock down the country again. This is the 31st day that I have not trusted Dr. Fauci and the lady Scarf Dr.

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/22/2020 09:44 AM

    Mike, I just caught the night show Stephen Colbert did from his home...I think last night...and it was HORRIBLE! Perhaps it is naive of me to think that you are unaware OF it, but, just in case you are NOT, I am going to copy, and paste, below the link TO it because I think you need to see it because this kind of thing has got to STOP!!........BUT, NOW FOR THE SECOND TIME, I AM ASKING YOU TO NOT POST THIS COMMENT BECAUSE I don't want any of your READERS to watch this video lest it serves to lessen their opinion of President Trump lll

    I am such a "strange" (for lack of a better word that comes to mind) person that it hurts me deeply to have to keep watching President Trump shooting himself in the foot and, WHEN I see him doing this, the only thing I know to do...in my heartfelt desire that he STOP hurting himself... is to make a cry to YOU to try and get him to STOP hurting himself....because that will help him win the election more than the MONETARY support he keeps crying for!

    ANYWAY......BELOW IS THE LINK:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6n7HtMKjFGA

  • Chuck Wilson [email protected]

    05/22/2020 09:27 AM

    Always look forward to your columns...THANK YOU

  • Jerry Korba

    05/22/2020 09:08 AM

    A few days ago I commented about the House cleaning that needed too be done. Removing criminal Obama personnel in the White House and thru out the Agencies should have been done within 2 months, and the most important advisors should have been in consultation months before taking the position of President. With Donald having to deal with many city halls and members of Congress he knew of the corrupt behavior what he didn't realize was the hate for the country by these members Donald winning the Presidency brought into view the immeasurable Hate the Obama Administration had and has for the United States the view is unobstructed Obama Biden the 2 top guys in the past Administration wanted to disable America. They had decades of training how to carry this out Donald had only a few weeks Now is the time to remove the deep state no matter how outraged the left become the more outrage we see the more the President is doing his job. MAGA Remove the Deep State!

  • Robert Deplorable Baublitz

    05/22/2020 05:06 AM

    The next election after the Clinton gun ban of 1994, the repubs were elected to majorities in both houses of Congress. It didn't take long to become "full of themselves". Many were suspected, charged and tried for various shady dealings unbecoming one who is beholden to "upholding and defending" our Constitution. Some actually left office without an election.
    My caution to voters is, and always with be, to support, and encourage everyday Americans who understand financial discipline in their own house, the Founder's intent of the Constitution which is a limit, a boundary, on federal powers, Period, before we allow them to run for public office.
    And if they don't understand basic American history surrounding our nations founding, such as the Founder's belief in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, the God of Israel, ("...the laws of nature and nature's God...") they have no business being in public office.
    Every federal penny spent on this pandemic has been added to OUR national debt. Every budget passed without paying down our debt, will only quicken our downfall. Doesn't matter if a budget is "balanced", the interest is still rising.
    What happens to a credit card bill when you only add more each month than what you pay towards the balance?
    My point is, Republicans, or President Trump for that matter, are not our Saviour. As bad as the dem party is, the repub party is not far behind. Too many from both whose number one goal is enriching themselves at our expense.
    President Trump is an anomaly in American politics today. He's beholden to no one. He is fighting to return government accountability to we, the people. Not they, the Parties. We need to elect more men and women like him, to all public offices. If you can't find such a person, then run yourself. Beginning with town councils and school boards.
    If we fall, blame the voter.

  • Henry Pan

    05/22/2020 01:42 AM

    I agree with what Mark Cuban said in the Hannity Show that President Trump should not play the victim anymore but be the President of the United States. They is the only way we can assure of winning both houses of Congress and retaining the Presidency.

  • Mark Mendonca

    05/21/2020 11:05 PM

    Mike took me a while to come around but after watching your daughter kick butt during her tenure I began to listen to the old man more and more now I’m hooked. I cant wait to get my daily evening edition and bible verse each day. You’re a master communicator, I find reading your words relaxing not only informative but the manner in which you explain things is a ‘relieving’ experience for me. God had truly blessed you with wisdom!
    God Bless you!!

  • LeAnn Kathman

    05/21/2020 10:55 PM

    I was so down today. Gov Walz extentend lockdown again! Your column gave me a much needed lift. Our governor was known as Taxin Timmy, and now he is Tyrant Timmy (and no, Trump didn't give him those names, his would be better I'm sure).

  • Charles Simmons

    05/21/2020 10:00 PM

    How many godless liberals comprehend this bible verse?

  • Maralyn Grimoskas

    05/21/2020 08:52 PM

    Praying for you and your family. Keep spreading your important message.

  • Debbie Jude

    05/21/2020 08:46 PM

    I love all the information that you provide that we are not likely to hear anywhere else. Thank you for your honesty and truthfulness.
    It is encouraging to hear about the Virginia Democrats being defeated. I hope as you said that this will be a trend in November.
    Thanks for all you do.

  • Judith McGlothlin

    05/21/2020 08:25 PM

    While I always enjoy your perspectives on the news, I want to thank you for the opportunity to view the four clips by WH Press Sec'y Kayleigh McEnany. I particularly admired her composure in the second clip where that loudmouthed woman was virtually screaming at her. Kudos, Kayleigh.

  • James Drury Jr

    05/21/2020 08:10 PM

    Thanks Mike & Staff. Keep up the good work!

  • Bonnie R. Parvino

    05/21/2020 08:03 PM

    I think it is important to say what this candidate is standing for-----I am not a candidate but I stand--(1) I am very pro life.
    (2) I believe in protecting our border.
    (3) I believe that social security is an insurance program and not charity. This system has already had the premiums paid for.
    (4) I support both working man & small companies.
    (5) I support bringing industry back to this country. (Please consider the steel industry as a starter.
    (6) I believe in standing behind our veterans.
    And these are a few of things I believe in and stand for, please tell me who to vote for President.
    I already know how to vote--------I am merely asking for opinions on me doing this. Each time I receive an e-mail for this or that person. Click them deleted if they do not tell you how they stand instead of how they are fighting this or that party. Think on these things. Bonnie Parvino

  • Tim bashor

    05/21/2020 07:58 PM

    Mike,

    Ditto on our new WH Press Secretary. She is wonderful.

    I saw that the President "Didn't" wear a mask at the Ford Plant visit. Hooray for him. If I could have, I would have asked him not to wear one. In my mind, the mask is becoming a symbol; a symbol of fear, hysteria, failure, joblessness, & socialist demagoguery. Our President should demonstrate courage and confidence in our future. NOT wearing a mask does exactly that which is exactly why the Democrat Governor and the media are probably having an epileptic type seizure right now.

    Tim Bashor
    Major, USMC (Ret)
    Diplomat (Ret)
    and life long Republican

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/21/2020 07:55 PM

    You know that practically none of your political sagas don't uncover some kind of INSANE thinking....so it's a challenge to know which one to write a comment to.. so I usually wind up choosing the saga that I believe hurts God the most...and the way I MAKE that decision is by the degree of pain I feel, in MY heart, as the "knife" (OF the insanity...or evil) goes through it!

    This newsletter's saga of choice is your first one about how, on her death bed,
    Norma McCorvey claimed that she was paid to claim that she became pro-life!
    I say, NO WAY! because it is when one is ON his death bed THAT death becomes a REALITY...and along WITH that reality comes, for SOME, the thought "I wonder if hell IS real?"..and, along with THAT question, would come the question," I wonder if it IS true what some people say about abortion being the sin of murder? "

    THEREFORE....in view OF this FACT...why would ANY woman on her deathbed be motivated to admit that she is really NOT pro-life? What would she have to gain? And not only would Norma have nothing to GAIN, but she'd have everything to lose because she would be admitting that she lied...that her integrity could be bought!

  • Eleanor Early

    05/21/2020 07:44 PM

    Our own Governor here in Tn., has passed a law whereby our HIPA medical info is to be given to authorities when tested for Co-19 (supposedly to be erased after a period of time) but know once they have this info on anyone tested it will be permanent that’s how things work anymore.
    So provoked with his law! Used to be our SS# was never to be given out, but look at how they are used today! Can’t get a credit card, etc., without our 666#! Which it has become!