Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Quote of the Day
- Our Carteresque President
- Aaron Babbitt interviewed
- CNN is learning a hard lesson
- Be careful what you wish for
- Reader Writes...
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
“Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.”
Quote Of The Day
By Mike Huckabee
Many conservative pundits have pointed out that when a Republican screws up, that's the story, but when a Democrat screws up, the Republican reaction is the story. It's called the "Republicans Pounce" trope. Dana Perino of Fox News' "The Five" had a jaw-dropping example of it that's our "Quote of the Day":
"I notice one of the headlines in Bloomberg today is 'Biden's GOP Opponents Seize on Rising Prices and the Slower-Than-Expected Pace of Hiring' when the headline could've just as easily been 'Experts Proven Right.'"
Our Cateresque President
By Mike Huckabee
A couple of brutally hilarious memes about our Carteresque President who’s now presiding over gas shortages and long fuel lines as well as the return of stagflation:
Along those lines, I know our law enforcement agencies are searching for the hackers who shut down the oil pipeline, causing irreparable harm to Americans, but what are they going to charge them with: extortion, terrorism or impersonating the President?
By Mike Huckabee
Just six months ago, despite the pandemic lockdowns hamstringing the economy, America had fairly secure borders, abundant and inexpensive oil and gas, and historic peace deals were being signed in the Middle East, thanks to Iran and Hamas being held in check by the US and its allies. And whether you loved Trump or hated him, you couldn’t deny that he had boundless energy and seemed to be working 24/7 to Make America Great Again.
Now…well, Americans voted for “change,” and they’re getting it good and hard.
After less than four months of Joe Biden, the borders are open and we have a triple humanitarian, crime and national security crisis. The Vice President is supposed to be handling this, even though we’re up to day 49 since she was given that job and she’s yet to even visit the border or hold a press conference.
Israel was forced to retaliate after Hamas and Palestinian militants fired about 160 missiles at Israeli civilian areas. In response, Rep. Ilhan Omar condemned Israel for launching military strikes during the sacred month of Ramadan – and never mind that they were in retaliation for unprovoked missile attacks launched on Israeli civilians during the sacred month of Ramadan. Her outrage is, shall we say, “selective.”
Gas prices, which had already been on the rise since January, thanks to President Biden shutting down the Keystone XL Pipeline project and targeting America’s oil and gas industries for extinction, have spiked to a six-month high after hackers (suspected to be Russian-based, though that’s not yet confirmed) forced a shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.
Meanwhile, there are reports in the Southeast of long lines at gas stations and many stations running out. We’re assured that this will probably be fixed by the end of the week, but it wouldn’t take long for a shortage of truck fuel to impact inventories in stores.
Oh, but don’t worry about the empty pumps and long lines! The New York Times assures us those don’t exist, and would the New York Times lie to you?
(Side note: Maybe our intelligence agencies should have been paying more attention to monitoring foreign threats to our critical infrastructure than to monitoring social media posts by Trump voters to prevent an imaginary insurrection. I have written several times over the years about cyber threats to America. If they’d just monitored the Huckabee newsletter, they would have known that. I fear our intelligence agencies now have no more intelligence than the politicians currently in charge of them, and that’s scary.)
We’re also seeing headlines like “Stocks slide as inflation spikes, oil nears $66 per barrel”…
And “Consumer prices climb at fastest pace since September 2008.”
So, with everything seemingly falling to pieces (I didn’t even mention the shockingly dismal jobs report, a result of Biden’s anti-business policies and paying people more money to stay unemployed than to work), I’m sure our President was burning the midnight…uh, wind-powered lantern…to deal with it all.
Well, not exactly. In fact, a lot of people are starting to wonder if we even have a President anymore.
As that RedState.com op-ed points out, Biden issued no public statements on Israel or the Pipeline shutdown in 24 hours. Comments from his surrogates have been confusing and contradictory, such as blaming Israel for being attacked or suggesting the attack on the Pipeline and whether to pay ransom are a “private sector” matter.
This article also notes that the Palestinians hadn’t fired a rocket at Jerusalem since 2014 – until this week. Biden resumed giving them “aid” money, and Trump’s not there anymore, so guess what they’re doing.
All of this silence and grasping for answers is stirring quite legitimate concerns that there may be nobody home at the White House, in more ways than one.
Aaron Babbitt interviewed
By Mike Huckabee
Aaron Babbitt, the husband of slain pro-Trump protester Ashli Babbitt, gave an interview to National Report about the government’s decision not to prosecute or even identify the Capitol Police officer who shot his wife to death and about the family’s wrongful death lawsuit.
Just looking at the evidence, and the comparison of the defense of violent leftwing protesters and prosecutions of cops who shot suspects who were attacking them or others, and the police killing of the unarmed and unthreatening Babbitt, it’s hard to draw any conclusion other than that there are two justice systems. Certain groups can get away with anything, while it’s open season on the other.
Here’s a salient quote from Aaron Babbitt, but read the whole article. If you disagree with this, then please don’t try to tell me you care about “justice” and police reform:
“There has to be justice for Ashli and we’re quickly finding out that the Capitol Police department just operates on with full autonomy and basically no rules. And the sad thing on top of that is the same people that are pushing these bills for police reform, they have their own private security in the form of a police department and they’re protecting that officer and they don’t want anything to happen.”
CNN is learning a hard lesson
By Mike Huckabee
Here's what happens when you build your entire brand around attacking one politician who suddenly leaves office:
In January, CNN (which made the choice of becoming a 24-7 anti-Trump propaganda outlet instead of a news channel) averaged 2.74 million viewers. Now that those viewers no longer need their daily fix of Trump hate, CNN's primetime lineup on Friday averaged fewer than 800,000 viewers. As Joe Concha points out, that’s two-thirds of their audience gone just since Trump left office.
Stephen Colbert must be terrified that he’ll have to learn how to be funny.
Be careful what you wish for
By Mike Huckabee
Last week, the International Weightlifting Federation modified its criteria for Olympic participants, which has opened up the possibility of male weightlifters who “identify” as women competing against female weightlifters. Take a look at the photo of the leading “trans” weightlifter at the link, and you’ll see why actual women weightlifters (I refuse to use the idiotic term “cisgender” when we already have a term for this: “women”) are alarmed that this will be incredibly unfair to them.
Of course, caring about what these women think and how it would crush their lifelong efforts to be Olympians like a barbell crushes a bug would require the “woke” elites who run these organizations to prioritize women’s rights over trans rights. And in the current trendy pecking order, women come last.
On the plus side, this could finally provide the tipping point at which the public openly rebels against the media, the activists and the Biden Administration with their denials of basic biological science and their attempts to brainwash us all into believing there’s no difference between a woman and a man who “identifies” as a woman. Imagine seeing that Incredible Hulk towering over all the women as “she” power-lifts some huge amount of iron then snatches away the Gold Medal for Best “Female” Weightlifter. That could be broadcast on international TV in front of an audience of billions of outraged and incredulous viewers, providing the starkest example possible of the unfairness and absurdity of the whole trans sports movement.
Frankly, if I were a trans activist, I’d probably be doing everything I could to prevent this rather than pushing for it. This is a “be careful what you wish for” moment if I’ve ever seen one.
A Reader Writes Back...
In response to a pro-life story:
We (my husband and I) are now great grandparents to 3 beautiful children. One is just 8 days old. To see those tiny fingers and toes, that cute little nose and her silky dark hair melts our hearts. How can anyone destroy a new life so precious made in the likeness of God? Tell me they aren't a child! So sad that people can do such a thing. So sad.