Evening Edition - December 10

December 10, 2018

I found an area in which “Democratic” socialist Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and I agree completely.  She tweeted, “Somewhere along the line, people in positions of influence decided that Flint water, Bronx air, or poor schools WEREN’T acceptable for their children, but could be accepted for someone else’s. And I will never think that is a reasonable compromise to make. So #CallMeRadical.”

Actually, considering that she just slammed the leaders of Flint and the Bronx (all Democrats for decades – the voters in the Bronx are so far left, they elected her to Congress!) and elitist politicians who would leave poor children trapped in crumbling public schools while they send their own kids to private schools like Sidwell Friends, I am tempted to give her the hashtag #Didn’tKnowIWasARepublican.” 

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2018/12/09/aces-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-claims-influential-people-are-ok-with-poor-people-going-without-accidentally-slams-her-own-party/


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Adventures in Double Standards, Part II: 

1.  James Comey repeatedly claims he can’t recall anything about one of the most important decisions of his tenure as FBI Director.  

Democrats: “Quit badgering the witness!  He’s a fine, honest public servant being attacked for political reasons!”

https://www.westernjournal.com/comey-admits-fbi-didnt-bother-corroborate-majority-dossier/

2.  The President’s son and son-in-law tell Congress they don’t remember some details of a brief meeting during the heat of the campaign.

Democrats:  “Perjury! Felony!! Prosecute!!! PRISON!!!!”

https://www.westernjournal.com/dem-lawmaker-releases-damning-allegations-donald-trump-jr/

Must be nice to have two sets of moral standards, so you’ve got one handy for every occasion.

 

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Unlike many Republicans, I’ve tried not to leap on every slip of the tongue made by “Democratic” socialist Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Even though she’s attacked me, I’ve tried to cut her some slack and not swung at every easy slow pitch.  I understand that politicians can get tired and fumble their words, and I don’t make a federal case out of it.  Unfortunately, she keeps insisting on literally making federal cases out of fumbled thoughts.  So when she starts talking about amending the Constitution based on misquotes, I feel I have to speak up. 

She recently joked to Politico that she might force Republicans to vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment by running for President at 29 on the basis that the Constitutional age minimum of 35 refers only to “he” being 35.  As the linked blog notes, the Constitution doesn’t say “he.”  It says “any person.” 

Again, I’m not pointing this out to attack her but to defend her.  Those who claim she’s outside the mainstream of the Democratic Party should note that she’s talking about changing the Constitution when she hasn’t even read it.  I’d say that puts her solidly within the mainstream of the modern Democratic Party.

https://lidblog.com/ocasio-cortez-misquotes-constitution/

 

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From the “Perpetually-Offended Liberals Ruin Everything” Desk: University of Oklahoma junior Kyler Murray is an amazing athlete.  He’s already been signed by the Oakland A’s to play Major League Baseball, and in his likely final season of college football as a quarterback, he just won the Heisman Trophy, the highest honor in college football.

So how did USA Today sports reporter Scott Gleeson react to this young black man’s great accomplishments?  By digging into Murray’s Twitter feed and finding several old tweets in which he used a gay slur to mock his friends…when he was 15 years old.  Gleeson not only blew that up into the day's big story, insuring that it overshadowed Gleeson’s triumph, he also tarred the school’s staff by stressing that as of press time, Gleeson had yet to delete the tweets and the coaches had not responded to his messages. Gee, maybe they were preoccupied with other things – like celebrating that their quarterback just won the Heisman Trophy – and didn’t notice a voice mail from a whiny USA Today reporter who obviously has too much time on his hands and a giant chip on his shoulder.

Lest you think I’m being unfair, Gleeson has a history of writing about LGBTQ issues in sports, so apparently, his first reaction to any good news for any sports figure is to rifle through their old tweets, looking for some whiff of homophobia to dig up, like a dog digging through a garbage pile to find a rotting old bone. 

He’s hardly alone: as John Ekdahl recalled on Twitter, when Donte Divincenzo was named Outstanding Player of the Final Four, USA Today’s immediate reaction was to scour his Twitter feed until they found a tweet in which he’d used the “N-word.”  Divincenzo claimed he didn’t even remember writing it.  Which is understandable, considering it was a quote from a rap lyric he allegedly tweeted when he was 14 years old. 

In all these cases, the news outlets phrase it as “old tweets resurfaced,” making it sound as if they bobbed up and called attention to themselves all by their lonesome.  No, these reporters deliberately went hunting for them, hoping to find something with which to destroy what should be the best day of a young person’s life, to shame them and force them to grovel and apologize for some non-PC thing they did when they were dumb kids. 

Gleeson got what he wanted: negative publicity that tainted Murray’s victory, and Murray publicly apologizing and deleting a few tweets he’d probably long forgotten about.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ap-oklahoma-qb-kyler-murray-apologizes-for-anti-gay-tweets/

But he also got something he didn’t expect: overwhelming and well-deserved fury, mockery and derision on the Internet for being such a small-minded, unforgiving, zealous killjoy.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/39192/backfire-usa-today-gets-blasted-hit-piece-about-ryan-saavedra

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending these tweets.  But they were written years ago by people who were just kids at the time. If we could dig through these reporters’ teenage years, do you think we’d find nothing but a bunch of candidates for sainthood?  We in the older generation had the luxury of laughing at threats about the “permanent record.”  But today, social media encourages young people to post embarrassing things when they don’t understand that they’ll never go away and will haunt them the rest of their lives. Don’t kids today have enough to contend with in the future without constantly having to worry about someone digging what they said in the distant past and throwing it in their faces?   If anyone should apologize, it’s reporters like Gleeson and the creators of these social media platforms.  

 

At least when these athletes typed those offensive words on the Internet, they were only adolescents who didn’t mean to harm others and simply didn’t know any better.  What’s USA Today’s excuse?

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In case you’re still trying to make sense of Twitter’s “community standards,” good luck with this:  The @USSArizona account’s tweeting of coverage of Pearl Harbor Day scored it a brief restriction and a content “warning” placed on its tweets.  Meanwhile, all sorts of threatening leftist hate speech is allowed to remain there, along with a video of Louis Farrakhan chanting “Death to America” in Farsi during a trip to Iran. 

Read the full story at the link, and see some of the inspiring, moving and in-no-way offensive tweets from the @USSArizona commemorators. I’d leak directly to Twitter, but I want to make sure they’ll still be there when you click.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/twitter-attacks-veterans-pearl-harbor-commemoration/

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Must-See Video: The pre-game prayer by military Chaplain Col. Matthew Pawlikowski at this year’s Army-Navy football game will make you stand up and cheer more than any NFL game since Colin Kaepernick took his first knee. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/opening-prayer-army-navy-game-will-replayed-years/

That game’s rendition of the National Anthem will also give you goosebumps. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/anthem-protesters-take-note-trump-stands-strong-army-navy-incredible-national-anthem-rendition/

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 Bill and Hillary Clinton’s arena tour is turning into “This Is Spinal Tap II,” with seas of empty seats, ticket prices slashed as low as $7, and some organizers throwing in the towel and canceling.  In a last-ditch effort to put keisters in seats, promoters are now offering half-price tickets on Groupon, the discount coupon site where you can get bargains on things like massages and pretzels (makes sense: “Come see Bill and Hill massage the truth and twist it like a pretzel!”) I wonder if you can get a Groupon for half off the $7 seats? This is what happens when you can no longer peddle influence at the merchandise table.  

If it’s any consolation for the Clintons, there was a time when the Beatles toured the US and tickets cost only $5.75.  But that was in 1966, and they actually sold out Shea Stadium.  And at least they were honest enough to sing, “Money (That’s What I Want.)” 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/desperate-clintons-turn-discount-ticket-website/

 

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  • Nida Chambers

    12/12/2018 11:32 PM

    Thanks for keeping us abreast of the latest news and hypocrisy of the day. On a personal note, may you have a blessed Merry Christmas!

  • Janet Fauble

    12/11/2018 12:56 PM

    I shared your story about the Clinton tour on Facebook along with the Beatles video. I thought it very funny! All your Drc 10 Evening Edution was thoughtful and concise! Great insights!

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    12/11/2018 12:53 PM

    The obsession that has gripped our society of digging through the past to find something with which to discredit and injure others is mind-boggling. Boy, social media has really revealed the ugliness in people. Where did all this hatred come from? The only way to combat it is to stand up to haters every time they smear others. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

  • Amelia Little

    12/11/2018 11:07 AM

    I wonder how long it's been since the USA Today guy has been a kid or been around a kid. Kids these days talk what I would term trash talk on each other. Joking, it's talk to friends who "joke" right back. Amazingly, none of these kids are offended by this talk. They get the idea of this stuff from things like--rap "music" which even the most offensive to human beings of all walks of life are given a bye on tv, from music critics, and I suppose twitter and tweet. What was so bad about Donte Divincenzo's twitter which seemed to be a quote from a rap song? He's not allowed to repeat a lyric from a song? So, let's rake these fellows over the coals for their twitters, but, by golly, don't go looking for anything offensive or non-pc from the past of democrat politicians!! That's just horrible, you know! Why, it was so long ago, and they don't remember tweeting it, or, at the least we are taking it all out of context because we don't know the background of what was going on. Are these fellows being excoriated because they are making something of their lives? Are these sports reporters jealous that these guys are going somewhere with their athletic abilities. (And the sports reporters couldn't make the big time?) Or, maybe they think these guys have conservative ideas in their heads?

  • Fred Raaflaub

    12/11/2018 10:54 AM

    Your Evening Editions are both insightful and humorous.

  • sam powell

    12/11/2018 10:53 AM

    Gov. Mike, Just want to thank you for your common sense and satirical approach to the issues of our day. I have been binge watching your show since I happened upon it and am almost done with your book God, Guns, Grits & Gravy. I have your new book on order at my library. I told my wife after one particular passage that really hit home with me that I would like to invite you to dinner sometime and that you would probably enjoy some southern inspired cuisine to which she replied I'm Italian and if he ever came over that's what he would get! Kidding aside, thank you for your daily dose of wisdom and godliness and keep up the amazing work!! --fellow bassist and very non-political person Sam Powell

  • Stephen Russell

    12/11/2018 10:40 AM

    The job of Leftists is to Ruin everything, A-Z, IE the tweet on USS Arizona etc.
    & # Impeach etc BS coming Jan 2019.
    Dems Give No respect, I wont respect Dems.
    Life is a 2 way street.
    Watch out Dems Karma can bite back .
    See Ted Kennedy dies of brain cancer? for MaryJo death in 1969?? other.
    Quit lecturing Dems Start Living.

  • Helen Whittle

    12/11/2018 09:45 AM

    Good morning Mr Huckabee I agree I also turn the news off except Fox I am sick of what they're doing our president and his family and our vice president.

  • Helen Whittle

    12/11/2018 09:45 AM

    Good morning Mr Huckabee I agree I also turn the news off except Fox I am sick of what they're doing our president and his family and our vice president.

  • Marths Culbreath

    12/11/2018 09:28 AM

    Do not hold me accountable now for what I said or did during my teenage years.
    Congratulations to the Heisman Trophy winner

  • Cecile Basilone

    12/11/2018 08:56 AM

    Hi Gov. Huckabee - I just finished reading your book, 'Rare, Median, Done Well" and I loved it. It was uplifting and filled me with hope that there are good people in this world, not just mean-spirited ones. I can't help thinking that if the democrats fought as hard for Americans as it did against Republicans and illegals, we'd be so much better off as a country.
    God Bless you and your family, especially during the holy holidays.
    Cecile Basilone

  • Anna Maria De Nigris

    12/11/2018 12:24 AM

    Dear Governor, A few weeks ago I wrote to you regarding having been dropped off your emails to me. Then I looked at Spam. Guess what? Your posts were there! Now I decided to rewrite you. The name on this account was a Miriam! Well I am not Miriam but I have enjoyed your blogs and Saturday evening show on TBN. Hopefully we are not being censored from our communications!
    Sincerely,
    Anna Maria

  • Raymond E Bailey

    12/11/2018 12:17 AM

    Love this Evening Edition! Best commentary on the internet without being vindictive.

  • George Denniston

    12/10/2018 10:44 PM

    I suggest that you give that "Lady a copy of the Constitution" and hope she reads it.

  • Carl Smith

    12/10/2018 09:59 PM

    Are Bill and Hillary seeing karma? or just 21st century pariahs?
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Speaker of the House? Can't be any worse than the anointed one.
    I'm perplexed how anyone can support this male? [ I know what ASSUME does] version of a Trollop.
    America- An Amazing Nation Founded by Geniuses and being run by Morons with a STUPID media enabling.

  • Sandra Jane Miller

    12/10/2018 09:49 PM

    I really like your writing style, Mr. Huckabee. I'm convinced that your news is all I need to be informed.
    I have just one comment today re that nut Cortez. The democrats are scary enough already without adding Cortez to the bunch. No excuse for her downright ignorance. She must have benefited from voter fraud to have been elected.

  • Ed Willliar

    12/10/2018 09:47 PM

    Bravo!

  • Mary Ann Hartzler

    12/10/2018 09:29 PM

    Hey, Mr. Huckabee! I'd be happy to volunteer to proof read your articles. The Kyler Murray story is all mixed up in the first paragraph talking about Scott Gleeson.

  • Robert Hassler

    12/10/2018 09:18 PM

    Can you explain why the Republican legislators sit back and appear to do nothing to contradict all the mud that the Democrats throw at President Trump? Why don't they bring to light all the things that you share with us? Are you the only one that knows these things?

  • Diane Yarbrough

    12/10/2018 08:58 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, I really enjoy your comments. I wish someday you would come back into the political arena.

  • Carla Isselmann

    12/10/2018 08:57 PM

    Please, again I beg you to consider Larry Klayman as the lawyer for President Trump, against Mueller and also against the UN.The money flow to that subversive group of protesters ,must be completely halted legally.