THE EVENING EDITION
BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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DAILY BIBLE VERSE
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:15 NIV
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The stages of grief
Democrats are still going through the various stages of grief before accepting that Roe v. Wade is dead, and the rest of us are having to deal with their paroxysms of anger, bargaining and denial. Here are a couple of examples of high-level government officials spit balling ways to circumvent or just ignore the Supreme Court, none of which are going to work.
But here’s a suggestion for something they could do that’s actually within the scope of their powers: if they want to make it easier for women to drive to other states for abortions, they could get the cost of gasoline back down to $2 a gallon. Will they? Don’t count on it.
With all the grim news about riots and threats to the Supreme Court (many of them on Twitter, which I notice is banning precious few of the leftists writing them), we all owe thanks to the anonymous Reddit poster who came up with this hilarious suggestion.
Blaming rural conservative Christians for electing Trump and causing the end of Roe, the poster wrote that “the radical Christians are found in the rural areas. Their towns are defenseless, they have almost no cops and their firemen are volunteers. They have to borrow cops and firemen from neighboring jurisdictions miles away in order to handle anything big. And they think they're safe out there. Forget burning cities, cities are on our sides. It's time for rural areas to feel the heat. You show up 100 deep in every rural town in a 50 mile radius intent on revolution, you'll crash their system and make them pay.”
As you might imagine, the responses to that were hilarious. In addition to lots of quotes from Hank Williams Jr’s’ “A Country Boy Can Survive,” here are a few of my favorites (some paraphrased for brevity):
“This is cute”…Rural people have been stockpiling ammo for two years, just in hopes that Antifa would show up…”The worst idea in the history of worst ideas ever”…”Those Christians will be happy to hear they’re that desperate to meet Jesus”…Rural people don’t need police because they’re heavily armed, they’ve been aiming for the head and the heart on man-shaped targets since they were kids, and they love to put on camouflage and hide in swamps and up trees for hours, just waiting for the chance to kill something…And the favorite line of most readers: “There will be no calls to 911.”
In case any man-bunned Antifa members have a death wish and are thinking of attacking rural America where there are countless guns and no police to protect them, here’s a reminder of what happened when a few actually tried it in 2020. The commie revolutionaries tried to disrupt a kids’ birthday party and barely managed to escape alive. And this was just in the suburbs!
Warning: bad language alert!
Always remember that many of the same leftists who are currently screaming about how unfair the system is for women also staunchly support politicians who gave us this kind of insanely unfair destruction of women’s sports. Now, biological male adults are even taking trophies and prize money away from young teenage girls.
Fanning the flames
Democrats are irresponsibly demagoging to fire up their far-left base that’s already violently unhinged, in hopes that abortion will save them from oblivion in the midterm elections. I think they’re making the same mistake that many liberals in the media make: thinking that Twitter is America.
A new CBS poll taken after the SCOTUS decision ending Roe found that Americans opposed overturning Roe by 52-31%. Also that 50% of Democrats said this will make them more likely to vote, up from 40% last month. That's obviously giving Democrats motivation to fan the flames.
But will that bump be enough to make a big difference? And will it hold once all the hysteria dies down and people start to figure out that they’ve been misled about what the ruling really means (the SCOTUS didn’t ban abortion, it just sent the issue back to the states)? Besides, most of the voters most likely to be motivated by this are in blue states, where abortion laws will remain unchanged and possibly get even more liberal.
More to the point, for all the 24/7 focus on abortion, it’s just not that big an issue for most people. CBS also reports that the highest priority issue with voters is inflation, followed by the economy and crime. None of that is good news for Democrats. Abortion came in 6th, with 42% calling it high priority, but of those, many are doubtless pro-life. By comparison, 82% named inflation as high priority. And as the RNC’s Tyler Bowyer points out at this link, the issues that got the least votes for “high priority” were January 6th, climate change, COVID and abortion, or as he puts it, “the entire Democratic platform for 2022.”
Dumbest Protest Sign of the Day!
Tough choice, but I’m going with the woman holding the sign that read, “Protect women, not guns.” I’m pretty sure she lives in a city where she voted for leftists who ensured that she not only has a high risk of being attacked, but her only hope for protection is if she's carrying a gun, because the police have been defunded.
The adults are in charge
Big decision from the Supreme Court this week—they finally overturned Roe v. Wade on 6-3 vote because they actually read the Constitution. So we’re clear—this doesn’t end abortion, it simply returns the decision to the people elected representatives in the states. Despite the elation among those of us who are pro-life and the despair among the pro-abortionists, the fact is some states like New York and California will probably have MORE abortions, while pro-life states like my state of Arkansas will have no abortions. But it’s a reminder that elections really do have consequences, and if you wondered why it mattered that Donald Trump was elected instead of Hillary Clinton in 2016, just remember that if Hillary had been elected, this decision would have likely been 7-2 in FAVOR of abortion right up until the moment of birth. So if you are truly pro-life, then even if you didn’t like Donald Trump’s mean tweets, I hope you realize that Trump’s election is why we finally have a responsible court.
This week on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox, I told Sean something I’ve observed for a long time in government. There are some people in public office who don’t do anything but look like they ARE doing something. Then there are those who are doing some great things, but don’t look like they are doing ANYTHING. And then there’s Joe Biden who isn’t doing anything and by golly it LOOKS like he’s not doing anything.
He was on vacation…again…in Delaware last weekend and fell off his bicycle. He wasn’t injured and I’m genuinely grateful for that, but that seemed to be the perfect metaphor for his entire Presidency. Wanting to appear younger than he is—he’ll be 80 in November—the bike could be a good look for him since he acts every bit of 80 at the podium or when he shuffles in and out of the room. But if he keeps wrecking his bike or tripping on the stairs to Air Force One, he might want to trade in the bike for a walker, or at least get some training wheels for the bicycle.
And Joe’s messes seem to be rubbing off on others. If you are planning on flying anywhere this summer, you might want to reconsider it. The airlines are in meltdown. As someone who is on planes by necessity 2-4 days a week, it’s become a real frustrating mess as many flights are canceled, delayed, or changed at the last minute. And the prices for the privilege of being stuck in an airport and never making it to your destination is about twice what it was a year ago.
But thinking about driving? You might need to sell a kidney just to fill up your tank. And since you only have 2 kidneys, I hope you take somebody with you to sell a kidney to get back home.
Remember when we were told that we needed to get rid of Donald Trump and get Biden in the White House because he’d bring the adults back in charge? After all, Joe Biden has been in Washington since he was in his 20’s.
So according to the press and the DC swamp-rats, Joe Biden was bring the country together and heal us. Are we healed? Is the country together? Are our cities safer? Are your groceries cheaper? How about the gas in your car? Do you feel that unity we were promised? Or do you now remember when Joe Biden screamed at a citizen at a campaign rally? (Biden screams “I don’t work for you!” Or when he called another voter a “Lying, Dog-faced pony solider?”.
So spare me the nonsense about the adults taking over. I can’t think of one thing the so-called “adults” have made better. Nothing. Nada. If this is what adults do to us, I’m ready for the kids to come back. And if they tweet some stupid stuff, I’ll shake my head and frown as I fill up my tank with gas that costs half of what it does with these adults in control!
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