Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- President Biden's weakness is revealed
- Twitter Justice
- Stacey Abrams is still talking nonsense
- You almost have to feel sorry for them
- New candidate: Winsome Sears
- Don't listen to the polls
- Reader Writes...
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
President Biden's weakness is revealed
By Mike Huckabee
The fallout from President Biden’s first 100 days of insane policies is all hitting at once, from the stock market drop to gas lines to inflation fears to worker shortages to border chaos. But perhaps the most tragic is the flare-up of violence in the Middle East. Trump, who was assailed as a bumbling amateur by the Democrats, presided over the destruction of ISIS, the corralling of Hamas and Iran, and unprecedented peace agreements between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Biden reversed all of Trump’s policies, including lifting sanctions on Iran and sending at least $90 million in US aid to the Palestinians (Trump had blocked US funds going to the Palestinian Authority.)
In announcing this last month, a Biden State Department spokesman declared, “We continue to believe that American support for the Palestinian people, including financial support, it is consistent with our values. It is consistent with our interests. Of course, it is consistent with the interests of the Palestinian people. It’s also consistent with the interests of our partner, Israel, and we’ll have more to say on that going forward.”
I’d love to hear what he has to say about it now, after Hamas and Palestinian militants started firing missiles at Israeli civilians (over 600 missiles since Monday), prompting a strong Israeli military response. Wednesday, an Israeli air strike killed Bassem Issa, Hamas’ Gaza City commander and the highest-ranking Hamas figure taken out by Israel since 2014. The strike also killed Hamas’ head of rocket development and cyber warfare, their head of rocket production, and the Hamas engineering chief.
One thing America’s prominent Israel haters never give the nation credit for is that it is home to people of many backgrounds and faiths, and is the only real democracy in the Middle East. But they may be forced to acknowledge that there are many Arabs living in Israel now because Arab mobs are rioting in Israeli cities. The rioting became so intense in the central Israeli city of Lod that officials compared it to the Nazis’ 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom. City Hall and a museum were attacked, and dozens of cars, a number of shops and three synagogues were burned. The mayor warned that civil war was breaking out and decades of coexistence efforts had collapsed.
The Lid blog makes the case that even if our tax money isn’t directly funding Hamas’ purchase of missiles, this is still something facilitated by Biden that would never have happened under Trump. Look at their lists comparing Trump’s pro-Israel actions with the long list of Israel haters and Iran appeasers appointed to high positions by Biden. This is sending Iran, Hamas and other militants a clear signal that they’ll face no more consequences for attacking Israel than Antifa will for burning down Portland.
Former President Trump warned that Biden’s weakness, his refusal to stand up for Israel and his coddling of terrorist regimes is encouraging the violence and it will only get worse.
Larry Kudlow even advanced the belief that the Colonial Pipeline shutdown allegedly caused by Russian hackers and the Hamas attacks on Israel are related. He suggests that our enemies sense that Biden is weak so they’re testing him, and he’s failing those tests. He’s not standing up for Israel, he’s not blasting Iran, and he’s not holding Russia accountable, he’s just taking the punches.
Even the weak sauce Biden does dish out, like issuing a statement supporting Israel’s right to defend itself, is attacked by his own far-left party members like AOC and Ilhan Omar.
Problem is, it’s not really Biden who’s taking the punches for his incompetence, fecklessness and wrongheaded policies. It’s our ally Israel, the American people and America’s international reputation and leadership position.
By Mike Huckabee
Palestinian Muslim actress and TV host Veena Malik (aka Zahida Malik), star of a number of Bollywood and Palestinian films, tweeted a graphic containing this possibly apocryphal quote from Adolf Hitler: “I would have killed all the Jews of the world…but I kept some to show the world why I killed them.”
This was just the latest in a number of her tweets condemning Jews and cheering on the violence against Israel. After that tweet raised understandable outrage, Malik deleted it and some others, but her account still has many more such tweets remaining. Critics noted that Twitter, which banned President Trump permanently on a false charge of inciting violence, has yet to remove Malik, a blue-check account holder with 1.2 million followers who is literally quoting Hitler to encourage the genocide of Jews.
Meanwhile, Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot tweeted a heartfelt message urging peace and unity, and she was savaged by Twitter users. She was accused of excusing Israeli genocide of Palestinians and attacked for having served in the Israeli Defense Forces, which is mandatory for Israeli citizens.
I checked some of the people who attacked her, and their Twitter accounts are still up, too. On the plus side, at least Twitter has not yet banned Gal Gadot for saying she’s praying for peace, so I guess that’s an improvement.
Stacey Abrams is still talking nonsense
By Mike Huckabee
Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate and vote fraud advocate Stacey Abrams announced that she wants to run for President (I wonder how many ballots have already been cast for her.) She claims her main goal is to amplify the voices of black Americans, but there are a number of black Americans in her home state who want the world to know that Abrams does not speak for them.
These groups of black Republicans and business owners are not happy with Abrams misrepresenting Georgia’s new election security law and firing up boycotts and the loss of the Major League All-Star Game that cost Atlanta $100 million in tourist revenue.
Reynard Jackson, founder of Black Americans for a Better Future Education Fund, said, “Stacey Abrams doesn’t speak for the black community. She speaks for the white liberals who bankroll her political ambitions. Stacey Abrams doesn’t actually care about making it easier for Black people to vote, she only cares about making it easier for Democrats to vote.”
Lisa Babbage of the Georgia Black Republican Council also blasted Abrams for painting black people as being so stupid that they’re incapable of obtaining an ID.
FYI: I’m not reporting this just to relay negative comments about Stacey Abrams, as well-deserved as they might be. I’m doing it because the media keep telling us that we need to pay more attention to the voices of black Americans, while they ignore, censor, marginalize, and worst of all, use racist slurs against (see Sen. Tim Scott) any black Americans who dare to disagree with the opinions of wealthy white liberals.
I’ll believe they believe in respecting all black voices when I see them start showing some respect for black Republicans.
On a related subject, this is an interesting YouTube video on the ratings disaster that was this year’s Oscars, with its woke scolding of viewers, its arrogant and humorless attitude, and its raft of nominations for liberal message movies that nobody watched.
It features a young black actor named Clifton Duncan who admits he’s risking “cancellation” for saying this, but he’s had it with actors preaching their liberal politics instead of entertaining the customers. He strikes me as smart, likable, charismatic, very talented and extremely refreshing. I could see him becoming a big star if the leftist gatekeepers don’t blacklist him.
A couple of my favorite quotes: he calls his job being an “adult pretender” and says he gets paid to do what children do on playgrounds…“at least, in red states.” He also reminds his fellow actors that a talent for acting doesn’t imbue them with any special insights into public policy, economics or science, noting that if he screws up in his job, no babies die and nobody dies of cancer.
You almost have to feel sorry for them
By Mike Huckabee
You almost have to feel sorry for the White House Press Corps. They seem to think their job is to shore up President Biden, but he’s not making it easy. They’re already under pressure to ignore a rising number of Biden-caused disasters that make them sound like the shop owner in the Monty Python sketch who keeps insisting that the dead parrot is “just resting.” Now, imagine having to find a way to finesse a US President saying this:
“You guys are bad. I’m not supposed to be answering all these questions. I’m supposed to leave, but I can’t resist your questions.”
That’s not the first time he’s made reference to some mysterious “trouble” he’ll get into if he answers the press’s questions. Isn’t he supposed to be the boss?
New candidate: Winsome Sears
By Mike Huckabee
If the media want to prove that they respect black voices, then I expect them to show us a lot more of Winsome Sears, a Marine veteran and Virginia’s first black female nominee for Lieutenant Governor after she won the nomination Tuesday.
She’s an advocate of school choice and calls “Critical Race Theory” racist nonsense:
"It's going to be detrimental to our schools and not what we want. It supposedly is to help someone who looks like me and I'm sick of it, I'm sick of being used by the Democrats and so are many people who look like me."
I wish her the best of luck in becoming Lieutenant Governor. And I speak from experience when I advise her to be ready at a moment’s notice to assume the Governor’s position when the Democrat incumbent gets caught in a scandal and has to resign.
Don't listen to the polls
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s why I always warn people not to listen to polls taken a year in advance.
A year ago, the media were slamming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for allegedly turning Florida into a killing field with his reluctance to shut down the whole state over COVID-19. Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as being hailed as a genius, handed an inexplicable Emmy Award, and writing a self-congratulatory book. Polls reflected this, with DeSantis dropping 11 points to 53%, while Cuomo skyrocketed to 72% approval.
One year later, Cuomo’s devastating bad decisions are finally being uncovered and he’s fighting efforts to impeach and remove him. Meanwhile, Florida is a COVID success story and DeSantis is at 55% approval, including 22% of Democrats, and holds double-digit leads over all his reelection challengers.
Then again, DeSantis’ race isn’t until next fall. I wish him well, but remind him: yesterday’s polls are like yesterday’s newspapers; only good for bird cage liner.
A Reader Writes Back...
Thank you for keeping us informed on this "run away socialist administration " we are stuck with. God PLEASE HELP US.