Evening Edition - June 23

June 23, 2020 |

A TALE OF TWO RALLIES

Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are crowing that President Trump’s rally in Tulsa was a “debacle” and a “disaster” because the combination of online dirty tricks, threats from protesters and non-stop scare stories about the coronavirus kept the crowd down to only about 12,000 people, or two-thirds of the arena’s capacity. They say this news and the meaningless early polls showing Biden in the lead bode well for a Biden landslide in November. At this point, a landslide might be the only way to stop all the rioting in Democratic cities.

Well, before they start counting their embryonic chickens, they might want to ponder two under-reported facts:

1. The TV audience for Trump’s rally on Fox News alone was 8 million people, setting a new record for most-watched Saturday night event (and I used to be on Fox on Saturday night, so you can imagine how popular it must’ve been!) Over 11 million more watched it on Trump’s online media platforms alone.

2. Did you even hear that Joe Biden had a campaign event in Philadelphia last Wednesday? He gave a short speech off a TelePrompter to an audience of 20 local officials, business owners and reporters, all sitting on folding chairs inside circles drawn on the floor to insure there was enough social distancing between them.

Is that really a big concern for the Biden campaign? Making sure there’s enough empty space between the people who show up for his rallies?

BREAKING NEWS

Thursday at 9 p.m. EST, President Trump will do a live national town hall hosted by Sean Hannity on Fox News.

VANDALISM SPREADS

Monday, vandalism marred protests near the White House, and the Secret Service went on alert when some protesters tried to tear down the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square. It should be obvious to anyone by now that this is no longer just a protest of Confederate monuments or racism but a full-scale assault on all American history. And its ringleaders are next planning to target churches and religious statues and artwork…

(This is a good commentary on why “all secular/humanist movements seem to create enemies, evil oppressors, that must be totally eradicated” and why they inevitably target Christianity…)

President Trump has had enough of this war on American history and public artwork and monuments, and Democrat-led city officials who are just standing back and letting it happen.

Monday, Trump announced that he would sign an executive order authorizing the federal government to arrest and prosecute anyone who damages or destroys a federal monument, with punishment of up to 10 years in prison. And for the record: this is not an expansion of federal power, or an Obama-like creation of new law by executive order. It’s simply federal enforcement of the Veterans’ Memorial Preservation Act, which we used to be able to depend on state and local officials to enforce, before the Democratic Party embraced lawlessness and vandalism as free expression.

Meanwhile, after Seattle’s occupied anarchist zone experienced two shootings within 24 hours, one of them deadly…

…plus various other incidents of violence, intimidation and criminality, including an alleged sexual assault on a deaf woman…

…Mayor Jenny Durkan seems to have finally remembered why the word “Mayor” is in front of her name. Having first described the anarchist takeover of six city blocks as a “festival atmosphere” and a second “Summer of Love,” and responded to President Trump’s condemnation of it by tweeting, “Seattle is fine. Don’t be so afraid of democracy,” Durkan announced on Monday that the city “will move to wind down” the occupation.

Durkan said peaceful demonstrations could continue, but nighttime disorder had to stop. However, she gave no timeline for the occupiers to go, saying just that “additional steps” would be examined if people don’t leave voluntarily. Well, that’s taking a firm hand. She's like the overindulgent parents that I bet 99% of these people had, who say, “I’m going to count to 10, and if you don’t stop misbehaving…I’m going to count to 10 again.”

If she wants to try some peaceful persuasion to get them to move, I’d suggest taking a tip from the way the US flushed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega out of his bunker: blast the CHOP zone with extremely loud music. Barry Manilow or Mantovani might do the job, although to make the point crystal clear, I’d toss in Blue Oyster Cult’s “This Ain’t the Summer of Love.”

UN SUPPORTS ANTIFA...DEFUND THE UN

In the war in America’s streets launched by the anti-American radical group Antifa, the UN is taking the side of…Antifa! The UN tweeted a statement (accompanied by the Antifa flag) condemning the designation of Antifa as a domestic terrorist group, saying that it “undermines the rights to freedom of expression and to peaceful assembly in the country.” This may be the most clueless statement since the reporter from MSNBC insisted that the Minneapolis protests were “not, generally speaking, unruly” as he stood in front of a flaming building.

I would ask if anyone is remotely surprised that the UN would stand against America and take the side of a group of violent, communist terrorists, but why in the world would you be?

By the way, the UN quickly deleted that tweet after calls arose for the US to defund the UN. If merely suggesting that we defund the UN works that well to make them stop supporting America’s enemies, imagine how well actually defunding them would work.

THE PRESIDENT BIDEN ERA

During the coronavirus lockdown, when Americans were being told to live off government handouts or risk arrest if they tried to exercise their basic freedoms, the slogan arose online, “How are you enjoying your 30-day free trial of socialism?” In some places, that 30 days seemed destined to stretch on to infinity until George Floyd’s death sparked protests that were quickly hijacked by longtime anti-American radical groups that used it as an excuse for riots, looting and destroying statues that commemorated America’s history. And if you dare criticize this, you risk being branded a racist and “canceled” from your job and society in general

In deep blue areas, just as lawlessness was running rampant, leftist officials were ordering cops to stand down and voting to defund their police departments. This came on the heels of recent moves to left criminals out of jail lest they contract the coronavirus there, and the leftist “justice reform” lunacy that reduces crime rates by legalizing crime (no arrests for stealing less than $700 a day, repeated release from jail with no bail, etc.) The cops were already stretched beyond their limits dealing with all the crooks the Democrats had released into the streets, or welcomed from other nations in the name of “sanctuary.” Now, they have rioters and looters to deal with. Is it any wonder cops are threatening to strike or just quitting outright?

(Incidentally, there are good cops who quit because certain things about policing really need reform, as they explain here.)

So what’s the current scoreboard look like for the success of leftist policies?

As Bob McManus of the New York Post tallies it: over the Father’s Day weekend, there were 102 shootings in Chicago, 14 fatal, including a 3-year-old boy. Eleven shootings and one fatality each, in both Minneapolis and Detroit. Back in New York, there were 18 shootings (2 fatal) in Albany, 12 in Syracuse (including 9 at a single party), and 10 in Buffalo. And in the Big Apple, shootings averaged one per hour. As PJ Media’s Stephen Green put it, “Giuliani’s New York is dead, and Democrats killed it.” New Yorkers didn’t remember that those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it, so they elected disastrous Mayor David Dinkins’ protégé, Bill DeBlasio.

Also in New York City, approximately one of every 10 inmates released from jail has already been rearrested for committing more crimes. To me, that sounds low, but I have to assume it’s not because they aren’t committing crimes, but that the police are too overworked to catch them.

In summation, all of this has led to the coining of a new motto:

“How are you enjoying your free sneak preview of the President Biden era?”

KUDOS

Kudos to Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula for saying that while she respects the rights of those who protest, she hopes they will respect her right not to join them, because she will not kneel during the National Anthem and the salute to the American flag. As a South Korea-born naturalized US citizen, Pegula said, “The flag for me is very profound. For me to stand for the flag and for the anthem, for me personally, that is a right that I now so much appreciate.”

Isn’t it interesting that American-born players who’ve made millions and American-born owners who’ve made billions don’t feel grateful or blessed enough to show respect for this nation or the people who fought and died to secure those blessings of freedom for them, but it takes someone who came here from another country to tell them how special America is? I didn’t say it was surprising, but it is interesting.

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  • Ron Greer

    06/25/2020 06:29 PM

    Biden is only a semi-talking puppet, his sole purpose is to make his VP become President. I cannot think of one person that would be a viable candidate. He will be kicked out of office for “medical reasons”

  • Martha Shuping

    06/25/2020 02:53 AM

    I had previously posted a link to the webpage of Rev. Dr. Terry Law but the link may not be good - but this is a good link - https://www.facebook.com/TerryLawSC/ He had a video on June 16 and one on June 19 at his facebook page which take the position that prayer really can make a difference for the things that are going on in our country. Knowing that this is a discouraging period when it can be hard to have hope, he has done 3 different video series starting back in April - "30 Days of Hope," "Men and Women of Hope" and "Abound in Hope." In the past, Terry, through his World Compassion Terry Law Ministries used to smuggle Bibles into Communist countries when Communism was at its height in Russia / Eastern Europe (and was interrogated by the KGB more than once). After that he moved on to doing humanitarian aid and delivering Bibles and training for pastors to closed countries in Asia and the middle east including war zones, refugee camps etc. So - he has experience in seeing impossible things become possible and has some good items both at his facebook page and on you tube. He's now semi-retired and one of his sons runs the international ministry.

  • JUDITH MCCLARY

    06/24/2020 08:31 PM

    Dear Mike: Turn the tables on the left! Instead of $$ only being apportioned to Democratic agenda for baby/killing, the REPUBLICAN PLATFORM could include matching $$ to support pregnant moms in a nice program for them and keeping/placing their babies (including vocational/career training).

  • Bob Mapes

    06/24/2020 06:55 PM

    I would suggest some Souza marches to blast protesters out.

  • Peter Dyke

    06/24/2020 06:49 PM

    I am very concerned, as i am sure you are, about how the young adults and college students have been brain washed by the far left socialist and school professors. It might be worth while if a committee was formed to figure out the best way to educate the uneducated about the benefits of capitalism using social media, pamphlets, meetings, books, movies, etc. The committee could include representatives from the college Republicans, the young Republicans, the walk away campaign, Elbert Guillory, Charlie Kirk and others. I think that Kirk would be a good leader. I believe that a committee like this could be very effective after the republicans sweep the coming election.

  • Joyce Birch

    06/24/2020 04:54 PM

    The soul of our nation is at stake! Why aren't the police, sheriffs, & other law enforcement agencies called to stop this madness in our country? Are these political hacks waiting for the President to call for Marshall Law? I'm sure the President would want to do this, but it would harm his re-election.
    Look at all the lives lost over the weekend! Do you really think BLM are concerned about the killings? It's heartbreaking! Amen.
    PS Mayor Durkan has blood on her hands. These city take overs started with her. No guts!

  • Denise A Wright

    06/24/2020 04:16 PM

    A TALE OF TWO RALLIES
    Loved it! Thank you Governor Huckabee.
    We had a good belly laugh!
    Keep up the great work that you and your staff does to keep us REALLY informed on what's REALLY happening in our nation!
    God bless you!
    Denise and Bob Wright

    "Did you even hear that Joe Biden had a campaign event in Philadelphia last Wednesday?
    He gave a short speech off a TelePrompter to an audience of 20 local officials, business owners and reporters, all sitting on folding chairs inside circles drawn on the floor to insure there was enough social distancing between them."

  • Martha Shuping

    06/24/2020 02:46 PM

    There is an article about the Trump rally by an eye witness who was there, which is posted in Breaking Christian News at https://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art_pf.html?ID=30604 Because it is a long article, I will tell you that partway through there is a sub-heading in bold, and if you start there you will get the main info about the obstruction at the Trump rally, the protestors blocking, people being kept out because there was no one take their temperature after the health-check staff left 2 hours before rally was to start, and other factors that caused people not to be able to get into the rally. The heading in bold where this starts says - "What happened that day is a warning and should concern us all. It highlights the fact that the battle for our nation is far from over. In fact, it is just heating up." Although the article as a whole is a little long, besides giving the facts of the obstruction at the rally, there was some analysis; the author makes the case for the importance of prayer.

  • Virginia Anderson

    06/24/2020 12:56 PM

    I was just called a racist on Facebook for suggesting that parents might want to consider home schooling their children. Someone else suggested joining the KKK. Same old arguments "Learn your facts." "Educate yourself." "Be on the right side of history." Tired of it.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    06/24/2020 12:53 PM

    I have been saying for at least 20 years to get us out of the United Nations! They have never liked us and only want our money! Period! It is time to do this!

  • Tommy Miller

    06/24/2020 12:49 PM

    *Look at a 2015 lecture given by Bill Gates on how we should start preparing for a major virus outbreak now! He & dr Fauci (smiley) should be investigated!

  • John Derrick

    06/24/2020 12:26 PM

    Regarding the vandalism of “our” monuments by the so-called protesters... I am appalled by local, state and federal enforcement that our symbols of “rememberence” are no being protected. I helped pay for the too, yet MY opinion is disregarded by these selfish, greedy, paid-for “protesters”... The Mayors and Governors of these failed “experimental” progressive sanctuary cities have neglected their duties, opting to take the easy-route and do nothing...at the expense of the “rest” of us Americans!!!

  • Jerry

    06/24/2020 12:06 PM

    The country’s decent people would like to see more defenses against the terrorized zones by the president. It is said it’s up to the state and cities leadership when the terror ends. When does the enablers of these zones get removed for being a part of the terror an oath or law has got to have been violated by the leadership who or what has the authority to remove these leaders of terror from office

  • Stephen Russell

    06/24/2020 11:24 AM

    New statues:? add these:
    Gene Roddenberry, Steve Jobs, Mercury 7 crew, Apollo 11 crew, Geronimo, Gen Patton, Adm Nimitz, Jules Verne, Carl Sagen, Adm Rickover, Rod Serling, Test pilots ( Edwards AFB),
    Nickolas Tesla, Edison, Black innovators, inventors, A-Z
    Nationwide.

  • Jerry Korba

    06/24/2020 09:39 AM

    America enemies are now watching their product in action. The Left's domination of its cities and States are destroying itself. The Government handouts that kept todays rioters going, the poor Education System and corrupt Unions, in Urban areas, and of course wild breeding process that leaves children with unabled parent and government to raise the children this is the product we see today killing destroying their habitat. George Soros Mike Bloomberg and major corporations you also are a contributor to all of this so maybe your destroyed buildings may just may be Carma.

  • Patricia Burch

    06/24/2020 09:33 AM

    Governor, you always hit the nail on the head. If the current happenings do not become a wake up call for people , then we truly are a nation lost. As the Old Testament is for our edifcation, our history as a nation should be studied so we build on the good and never repeat the bad.
    I do wish all would tune in to your show to get the benefit of your wisdom and the knowledge of your guests. You always have interesting and entertaining shows, and the best band ever!
    Thank you for continuing to use your voice to fight against those who would steal our democracy.

  • Steven Lechtenberg

    06/24/2020 09:21 AM

    The upcoming election will not matter. Wether President Trump wins reelection, which i hope happens, or sleepy Joe wins the outcome will be the same. How come nobody is doing anything about these loose cannon governors and mayors. There is the real problem. Defying federal law, defunding police, giving rioters what they want, do you feel safe in America now. This disease will run it’s course and the good Americans will pay the price. This country has fallen so far in five months that any effective recovery is years away. Remember these younger generations that are expressing their dissatisfaction with this country are going to be taking over.

  • Joan Saltz

    06/24/2020 09:02 AM

    When are we going to throw the UN out of our Country?
    Why should they be here? They hate America!!! Let them take advantage of some other Country's hospitality...

  • Linda

    06/24/2020 09:00 AM

    Thank you so much, dear Mike! God is using you in a mighty way!!!!!!

  • Stephen Russell

    06/24/2020 08:53 AM

    Monuments:
    Those doing 10 years for: 15 hour days to clean up monuments A-Z.
    & propose these monuments erected:
    Gene Roddenberry, Carl Sagen, Adm Rickover, Nimitz, Gen Doolittle, Gen Patton,
    Mercury 7 crew, Harriett Tubmann, Steve Jobs?, Apollo 11 crew etc
    with seeing Founding Fathers anew.
    Use CG & 3D modelling for New era monuments then.

  • Judy Single

    06/24/2020 07:54 AM

    I think the social distancing was a great thing for Biden. That way he can keep the number of people at the event, in a small room, limited to those that won't ask him anything and the teleprompter read statement will make sure that he sounds credible during the event. I can't wait for the debates. I am going to be looking for an earpiece because I expect him to be fed answers from a remote location.

  • Nancy Lee

    06/24/2020 06:57 AM

    I too am proud to be an American and a Christian. I am thankful that I do live in America an for all those that are serving and served an protecting this great nation. I will stand for the flag an kneel for my Lord an Savior JESUS Christ. THANK you Mike Huckabee for always telling the truth. God Bless America. Nancy Lee

  • Martha Shuping

    06/24/2020 05:20 AM

    About the Trump event. Besides the fact that millions watched on TV and online, I saw a couple of videos posted online by people who had been at the live event. One said that everyone who entered had a health check including taking their temperature, which makes sense since there is still virus around. BUT the people taking temperatures mysteriously all left by 5 p.m., two hours before the event, and after that no one could go in because there was no one to take their temperature. In addition, protesters were blocking some streets (while others were planned to be blocked for better traffic control) so many people could not get close enough to be turned away at the door. Also, I saw photos at the main entrance, where a woman stated, you would have had to walk through three rows of police and a huge mob of protesters to get into the venue by late afternoon. Some may not have wanted to try it due to general safety reasons, and also due to reality that if you walked through that mess - if you could - you would NOT be doing your 6 feet of distancing for sure. One lady said she met someone after she left the venue who had driven 5 hours to get there, and then could not get in. Imagine if Trump supporters had blocked people from attending a Biden rally. That might have been front page news. This was sabotage by the protesters, but some think that this was sabotage by others as well. One mentioned that the venue ran out of food quite early - but they are certainly accustomed to feeding large crowds there, so why did they not plan appropriately, and why did the health check people leave? Anyway, since it was streamed online, no one missed out, and that was quite a huge rally even if some participated by distance. Considering all the sabotage and everything the President is always up against, I would like to suggest that it would be important for those who are praying people to keep the President prayer in the next few months. Rev. Dr. Terry Law had a great message recently in a video on Facebook about the importance of praying for all our government officials. He points out that some fail to pray because of a mistaken belief that God will just do what he wants anyway and why do we need to pray - but he gives a great explanation of a Christian perpsective on how our prayer makes a difference. His facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/TerryLawSC/?epa=SEARCH_BOX and I suggest the video from June 19 on this topic, and / or the June 16 video.

  • Shelley Jordan

    06/24/2020 04:34 AM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee for the broad spectrum of information to keep us up on what is going on in our country. All Christians & Jews must pray for our nation and those that have lost / confused souls. I believe so many have been bought by money to believe against God and America! Money can be evil. This is a time to try to picture thy neighbors rioting etc and ask God for the solutions. I believe that President Trump will win in November because so many are not speaking up because they are fed up or fear the current activity. Therefore, the plan to move forward without the country divided with rioting etc needs to be planned and proven before November. Many may believe it will continue after November but actually the entire country can get way worse if Trump does not win. Socialism and non-Christian & non-Judaism will take over. Praying ?? together now daily as a United Nation of believers ???????? Is needed. Many of us have plans from God Almighty. He will direct us with timing and mold our plans together given strong faith!

  • Marjean Sparks-Mills

    06/24/2020 02:36 AM

    I really enjoy your input and wish somehow they would follow the money for the rioters. We all know it is funded by Soro and the past community leader of Chicago. Why hasn't something been done? Put them all in jail and make them clean up the cities.