Morning Edition - June 3

June 3, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

June 3, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

 

TIRED OF IT

I’m getting tired of people claiming that if you criticize the violent rioters and looters, you’re denigrating the value of black lives, the civil rights movement, or the legitimate protests over the death of George Floyd. I’m seeing a lot of misplaced sympathy expressed for violent agitators who have hijacked the protests to stir up violence and racial hatred, and who are actually destroying black neighborhoods, homes, and businesses, setting the protesters’ cause back, and harming the very people they falsely claim to be helping.

But since nobody wants to hear that message from a white male Republican, maybe it will make more of an impact coming from this lady. She’s an elderly African-American woman in New York City whose small shop is something she’s worked for years to build, only to come in and find the windows smashed, the stock looted and the fixtures demolished, leaving it to her to clean up their mess.

In the great tradition of no-nonsense grandmothers, she very appropriately reads these rioters the Riot Act:

“Tell me Black Lives Matter. You lied. You wanted to loot the store. You needed money? Get a job -- like I do. Stop stealing. This is a neighborhood. We’re trying to build it up, and you’re tearing it down.”

God bless this lady. Click the link to see the rest, and it’s a must-see. Rudy Giuliani is calling for Bill DeBlasio to be removed immediately as Mayor of New York. Can this lady take his place?

JOHN SOLOMON'S 10 REAL QUESTIONS FOR ROD ROSENSTEIN (AND MY ANSWERS!)

Tuesday evening, I posted my promised “20 ‘Just for Fun’ Questions for Rod Rosenstein” in anticipation of his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, scheduled for Wednesday at 10 AM Eastern Time.

John Solomon had a similar idea for a list of questions, though his list is the FOR REAL "Ten Most Important Questions for Rod Rosenstein." Let’s see how much overlap we have.

Solomon includes the full quote I referenced in one of my "fun" questions (asking RR if he was joking): “There’s a lot of talk about FISA applications. Many people I’ve seen talk about it seem not to recognize that a FISA application is actually a warrant, just like a search warrant. In order to get a FISA warrant, you need an affidavit signed by a career law enforcement officer who swears the information is true...And if it is wrong, that person is going to face consequences. If we’re going to accuse someone of wrongdoing, we have to have admissible evidence, credible witnesses; we have to prove our case in court. We have to affix our signature to the charging document.”

This little lecture, highly amusing today in light of what we know, is from two years ago. You can see why I would have loved to ask him if he was joking (as he reportedly said he was about wearing a wire to secretly record the President). Rosenstein did affix his own personal signature to the final renewal of the FISA application to spy on Carter Page, in 2017. Nothing incriminating was ever found on Page, nothing to charge him with and nothing on which to base a renewal of the original application. Not even the original warrant application was based on verified evidence or a credible witness.

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ELECTION NEWS

Believe it or not, there were actually a number of political primaries Tuesday. Some went on as scheduled, while others had been delayed by the coronavirus. I guess riots weren’t as much of a deterrent to voting as the virus.

Not surprisingly, the primaries didn’t get much press coverage, but there were some results worth noting:

Despite the media’s best efforts to promote the DC and Hollywood liberal elite’s darling, former CIA agent Valerie Plame, she lost the nomination for New Mexico House District 3 to Teresa Leger Fernandez.

Also, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King lost his bid for a ninth term nomination to state Sen. Randy Feenstra. Constituents and Party officials abandoned King due to controversy over some of his controversial statements that had them fearing they might lose the heavily-Republican district to a Democrat if King were the candidate.

But the biggest news out of Tuesday’s races is that Joe Biden crept closer to securing the nomination, which is easier when you’re running unopposed. Unfortunately for Joe, that won’t happen in November. At this writing, he’s still 138 delegates short of 1991 needed, so the virtual race drags on to the virtual convention.

HUMP-DAY FAKE NEWS ROUNDUP

To all the people retweeting the meme comparing Trump holding up a Bible to Hitler holding up a Bible: that photo of Hitler is fake. Also, even if Hitler ever did touch a Bible, it wouldn’t mean that he picked it up for the same reason Trump did. Hitler breathed oxygen. I assume you do, too. You Nazis!

As to the claims that police used tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from Lafayette Park so President Trump could walk through it: The US Park Police say they did not use tear gas, it was cleared out before there was a 7 p.m. curfew, and they used lesser irritants like pepper spray because the protesters were throwing bottles at them.

Finally, No, Hillary, David Axelrod, et al: the White House didn’t turn out the lights and hunker down, symbolizing a new era of darkness under Trump. What you tweeted was actually a photo of the White House that had been PhotoShopped to darken it. Also, it was taken in 2015, when Obama was President. That use of fake evidence to advance a false narrative symbolizes a lot, but not what you intended.

A MAGICIAN WHO KNOWS HOW ALL THE TRICKS ARE DONE

I don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse, but if you’ve been in politics long enough, you start to feel like a magician who knows how all the tricks are done. I got that feeling listening to Joe Biden attempting to perform a feat of misdirection when he emerged from his basement to try to blame Trump and the Republicans for the riots, arson and looting that started in the top-to-bottom-blue Democrat city of Minneapolis in solid blue, “the only state that voted for Mondale” Minnesota. He promised to make battling “systemic racism” his top priority upon being President, vowed to be a healer and uniter of the races, and promised that he would never use racial wounds for political gain.

If the subject hadn’t been so sad and infuriating, I would have laughed out loud. Am I the only one who remembers that for eight years, Joe was part of an Administration that presided over a much-remarked-upon worsening of race relations? There were even race riots under Obama (remember Ferguson after the police shooting of Michael Brown? Baltimore after the death-in-police-custody of Freddie Gray?) Also, Antifa started destroying property and terrorizing people long before anyone even imagined Donald Trump running for President. These incidents were like dress rehearsals for what’s going on now, and they all happened under Obama/Biden. If Joe knew how to heal racial wounds, he obviously never shared his magic cure with his boss.

But here’s the most glaring logic lapse: in attacking Trump for his handling of the protests and riots, and citing them as a reason to make him President, Biden was using racial wounds for political gain even while he was promising never to use racial wounds for political gain!

Come to think of it, that could be the motto of today's Democratic Party: "The Democrats: Using racial wounds for political gain since 1965!"

I confess I felt like Penn & Teller watching a sloppy card switch. I came away thinking, “Seriously, am I the only one who saw that?”

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding:

but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 14:29 (KJV)

 



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  • Linda Wolfe

    06/04/2020 12:30 PM

    Evil comes in ALL colors. So does Stupid ! If black lives matter (AND THEY DO MATTER), why do more than 70% of their children grow up without a father in the home ? The answer is they have been brain washed by the democrat party . The democrat party is the party of Slavery, The KKK, Planned Parenthood, & Robert Byrd. If they want to take down our monuments, they should start by removing the tomb stone of Robert Byrd, the former Grand Wizard of the KKK. The democrat party is the RACIST PARTY. Protest are great, but violence needs to stop. The people paying the rioters need to go to jail !

  • Michelle Mitchell

    06/03/2020 06:09 PM

    Hi Mike,

    Is it true that President Trump ignored George Floyd’s brother? CNN said he had to go ask Biden for help...

    Thanks Michelle

  • Ron Pratt

    06/03/2020 03:04 PM

    It took me a while to even realize what I'm about to say in light of all this Black Lives matter more than anything or anyone else movement. I saw something from someone at work that stated Think what you can do to be part of the solution.. I already am part of the solution. It never occurred to me because I don't focus on skin color. I realized that I am in a Multi-racial, Multi-Cultural marriage. When I wake up in the morning, I don't think my wife has brown skin.I don't look at our two precious girls as being anything but our precious daughters. I am Caucasian and my wife is straight from the Philippines. I realize my children already know what racial equality is because they see it from sun-up to sundown. I do not know if they have ever thought about the fact my wife and I look so different, other than being man and woman. So with that regard, we have already contributed to being part of the solution. So, being a conservative, I get called racist all the time and I just have to laugh, because those people know nothing.
    I know racism is real and it is on all sides because my wife and I have experienced it a lot. We have gotten just as many dirty looks, awkward stares, and racial slurs hurled at us from both black and white, among others. They look at us and stare and then see our children and stare even harder. We’ve had some nasty things said on rare occasions. We are proud to be a good examples to our children. I also realize something else, they are the true minorities in this country. We’ve learned to treat each other and everyone else equally. So, as I watched the events going on around the country, some peaceful, but most violent, I never once thought about my situation because the color of one’s skin has never been a consideration in how I will treat people. I will always try to treat everyone equally and I will teach my children the same, but we will never treat others as if they are better. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and in that, we are all equal. If everyone just followed that one simple rule “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you” a lot of these issues would be resolved. Unfortunately, too many people are trying to throw the Bible and the word of God out of our society, and in doing so, they never learned or forgot that basic rule.

  • David Predmore

    06/03/2020 01:52 PM

    My thanks to all of you for all that you do. My prayers, GODS blessings

  • Kim Yochum

    06/03/2020 12:54 PM

    Hello. Per your first article... just this morning I put a non partison post on FB re celebs and others giving money to bail out rioters/looters and it would be better served to volunteer, be a good example, give money to locals, churches, families, seniors, meals on wheels, etc. and better than walking around with a sign being used by Antifa, etc. snd getting caught up in riots and looting. I got lectured by a friend that there is alot going on, protesting is ok, it was not Antifa (they did reasearch), etc. That racism is rampant, etc. Nothing much to do with what I had posted... very Tired of people lecturing me on everything. I keep threatening to get off FB but it is the only way I am can communicate with faraway friends and relatives. So frustrated!

  • Steven Ridinger

    06/03/2020 12:23 PM

    I agree with you 100%. I just pray everyone who is supporting the Democratic party, wakes up.

  • Mona Taylor

    06/03/2020 12:17 PM

    Thank you, always, for your wise, common sense view of things!!
    Common sense seems so rare these days!

  • Eleanor Barto

    06/03/2020 12:03 PM

    I am a white Lady but " I don't see color, I see people." We all have red blood and the same body parts. WE just happen to be different shades on the outside. All families have different shades. What matters to me is what comes out of the mouth and how I am treated. I live in a very mixed neighbor hood and I am known and friendly with all the neighbors. I just wish the rest of the world would learn to think like this. Trees change colors but they are still the same tree.

  • Margot Plummer

    06/03/2020 11:44 AM

    In the '80s, I was visiting my mother in San Diego. We were just leaving a grocery store when a small pickup truck drove around the parking lot. It was totally covered in bumper stickers saying, "The media is [sic] Satan". I had no idea what that meant. Now I do.

  • Stephen Russell

    06/03/2020 11:13 AM

    Rioting logistics:
    Questions:
    Where do rioters come from
    why not parked cars, trucks on side streets
    how are they fed
    do they have meeting hubs?
    & does social media coordinate only?
    & do all police unions supply brick piles for riots?
    Do rioters have homes??
    any one missed rent etc payments?

    Just curious,