From the Interesting-But-Not-Surprising Department: The Democrat establishment, including Obama-era “deep state” bureaucrats such as former FBI Director James Comey, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and former CIA Director John Brennan have something in common besides support of Hillary and hatred of President Trump. They've come out solidly in support of Joe Biden.
It didn’t require Obama’s official endorsement of Biden for them to know he was the one to back, the one who would best serve their interests.
Comey was proud to tweet that he had voted in his first Democrat primary because that was the party dedicated to “restoring values” in the White House. (I’ll pause while you fall to the floor, helpless with laughter.) He went on: “We need [a] candidate who cares about all Americans and will restore decency, dignity to the office. There’s a reason Trump fears Joe Biden and roots for Bernie.”
Super Tuesday results
By Mike Huckabee
Super Tuesday has passed into the history books…
…So before Super Thursday arrives, let’s take stock of what we’ve learned:
1. Media talking heads obviously haven’t learned anything. The same people who were confidently predicting Bernie’s revolution, Joe Biden’s political demise and Bloomberg’s rise, or endorsing both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, were caught totally flat-footed by Biden’s resurgence, Bernie’s wilt, Bloomberg’s humiliation and Warren’s inability even to place higher than third in her home state. Yet within minutes of the results arriving, they were already back to making more confident, totally baseless predictions. (Remember when they assured us the candidate most likely to be our next President was Kamala Harris?)
As I said on my TV show two weeks ago, I might not agree with these candidates on anything, but I respect them all for having the courage to get in the game. None of the people commenting on them (present company excluded) have ever done that, yet they opine on it at length as if they were experts. If you just need something to fill your time, better to buy a DVD box of Looney Tunes cartoons than listen to them. Because, as I’ve been hammering away since I started my media career in 2009, you can’t trust polls, and the people inside the media bubble are largely out of touch with most of America. They have less understanding of people outside the Beltway than Mike Bloomberg does of farming. That’s why the only polls that matter are the ones where people actually vote.
2. Bernie may have done himself in by ignoring the advice, “Never go full commie.” Much of his popularity for years has depended on him being like an M&M: a lovable “Crazy Uncle” candy shell hiding the radical socialist within. A lot of people bought into that facade, particularly young people who have no actual memories of what real socialism/communism are like. They were miseducated to believe in “Democratic socialism,” which isn’t the icky kind with the goon squads and starvation but the shiny, happy kind, where the government gives you free stuff and pays your college tuition and sends the bill to greedy rich people. The only nation where that’s ever existed is Fantasyland.
But over the past couple of weeks, Bernie has given some interviews in which he allowed some cracks to open in his candy coating and reveal the reality inside. Like his defense of Fidel Castro: sure, he turned a paradise into a prison island and put dissenters in dungeons and in front of firing squads – but he also had that great literacy program! And free health care! I think the blinders may have come off some of his young followers, who failed to show up in the expected numbers, and especially older voters who hadn’t been paying that much attention. They suddenly realized that Bernie is an honest-to-Pete SOCIALIST, and he may claim he just admires Denmark, but he also thinks he sees Denmark when he's looking at Cuba.
When the reality finally started to dawn, Bernie’s revolution started crumbling faster than the Berlin Wall (for you youngsters: that was a concrete and barbed wire border wall designed to keep people in a socialist utopia from fleeing it, even though they still risked their lives to do so, just as Cubans took their chances with the sharks rather than stay there to enjoy Castro's free health care and literacy program.)
It’s extremely telling that Bernie did much better in early voting, with those who decided this week making a big surge away from him and toward Biden. Speaking of whom…
I wanted to make sure you also read these:
There are now at least 24 known deaths caused by the huge tornado that struck Monday night near downtown Nashville, and 38 people still unaccounted for. President Trump said his Administration is already working with the Governor and local officials on disaster relief and rescue efforts, and he plans to visit Nashville Friday.
The latest news on the devastation is at this link:
I hope you’ll join me in praying for all the victims, and that those missing will be found safe.
Samaritan’s Purse is on the scene, with two disaster relief units already there and a third on the way. They’re always among the first to arrive to provide disaster aid. They have a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, and almost 90 cents of every dollar given goes directly to relief efforts, far above the average for most charities, so you know your donation is doing the most to help those in need. That’s why I support them, and I hope you will, too, especially now that our fellow Americans are in need.
A few notes on the Super Tuesday Republican primaries: President Trump seems like a pretty safe bet for the GOP nomination. In Texas, Sen. John Cornyn easily fought off a challenger from the right. And Jeff Sessions will face a run-off against former football coach Tommy Tuberville after failing to win a majority in his attempt to reclaim his Alabama Senate seat. Naturally, President Trump had some comments on his former AG who recused himself from the “Russia collusion” investigation on day one. Can we assume this means he’ll be endorsing Tuberville?
Despite barely registering in the GOP primaries against Donald Trump, diehard NeverTrumper Bill Weld says he plans to continue his loooooogshot challenge. Don’t be surprised if he even tries a third party run, which he makes clear in this article would be purely to pull three or four percent of the vote and cost Trump his reelection.
I think Trump’s winning margin will be more than enough for that not to matter. I also doubt Weld would even pull 3%. But I just wanted you to know that the guy who claims that Trump doesn’t stand for real conservative principles is openly trying to get a far-left Democrat elected President. Frankly, that's not one of my conservative principles.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil."
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
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