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Despite their demands for increased security and claims that they’re being inundated with death threats from Trump supporters, the members of the so-called “Squad” of four leftist freshman House members have reportedly not seen any increase in death threats.
I don’t want to downplay death threats, because no such threats are acceptable against anyone, and anyone who makes them should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If you don’t know how serious unhinged political fanaticism can be, ask Rep. Steve Scalise. But that said, death threats are so serious that nobody could cry wolf over them for political purposes or to smear political opponents.
Say, do you know who did receive actual death threats and was terrified into giving up her free speech rights? The eight-year-old girl who did the “Mini AOC” parody videos. Maybe Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could offer to send some of that extra security she apparently doesn’t really need over to her house. Or at the very least, take five minutes out of her busy schedule of self-aggrandizement to speak up on behalf of that child, and tell her own supporters to stop threatening children just for telling jokes they don’t like. And no, I'm not going to stop referring to this outrageous story until the real AOC does the right thing.
By Mike Huckabee
Since the Democrats insist on dragging Robert Mueller back into the spotlight for yet another go at puffing up the deflated "Russian Collusion" balloon that everyone else has moved on from, we thought it might be helpful to provide you with a quick reminder or primer on the whole crowded cast and convoluted plot. So "Huckabee" writer Laura Ainsworth (who is also an award-winning retro jazz singer and writer of parody songs for morning radio shows) crammed it all into a new version of Don McLean's "American Pie" called "American Spies," and we illustrated it to help you keep the players straight without a program. Enjoy and share!
Running against Trump
By Mike Huckabee
We currently have…how many Democrats are running for President again? It’s hard to keep track from one day to the next. Is Tom Steyer officially in yet? Is “Beto” officially out yet?...
Anyway, however many there are, they might as well all be the same. In typical Democratic “diversity” style, you have an array of superficial differences – various skin colors, ages, genders, sexual orientations, etc. – with virtually zero diversity of thought or ideas. They’re all running to the left of the American people, embracing a lot of crackpot ideas, from open borders to decriminalizing illegal immigration to massive government giveaways and sky-high tax rates, that would crash the economy and end America as we know and love it.
They all claim they’re running because President Trump is such an unmitigated disaster that he’s just destroying the lives of working class Americans, and they have to rush in and save us. But what exactly are they saving us from?
Steve Hilton of Fox News did an excellent job of compiling a lot of new economic numbers that by themselves make the case that you’d have to be crazy as a bedbug to trade in Trump for any of these loons who are vowing to take us back to a mixture of the policies of Obama circa 2013 and the USSR circa 1955.
Just compare and contrast where we are now with what the Democrats are promising to take us back to:
While Democrats rail that Trump’s policies only benefit “the rich,” here are just a few of the facts Hilton has compiled to show how much better the average American has it just in the past two years:
That cut in corporate taxes that Democrats vow to repeal resulted in companies spending money that would have gone to the government on expansion and hiring. Last year, 264,000 new manufacturing jobs were created, the best growth since 1997. Unemployment in general is at a 50-year low (among Hispanics and African-Americans, it’s the lowest ever.) America is on track to be a net exporter of energy by 2020, making us less prone to OPEC blackmail and keeping gas prices low. Over the past year, wages for the bottom quarter of earners have grown by an average of 4.5%, faster than any other income group. The average 401(K) employer contribution hit a record high in 2019, and that’s extra good news for workers considering the Dow is up by nearly 50% since the 2016 election.
This may be the first election where the only Americans who can honestly say “no” when asked, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” are the Democrats running for President.
From the “Everything You Know Is Wrong (If You Listen to the Mainstream Media)” Desk:
By Mike Huckabee
A poll of 11 Southern states found that President Trump’s approval rating has risen to 54%, with 72% saying the national economy is “very good” or “fairly good.” And despite the very best efforts of the Democrats and the national media to convince us otherwise, the percentage who think race relations are improving in their states jumped from 14% since the last poll in September to 20%, while the number who think race relations are getting worse took a big drop from 44 to 34%.
I know that major media outlets believe their plummeting viewer ratings mean that Americans just aren’t as well-informed as they should be. Actually, I think most people I meet traveling around America are a lot better informed about what’s really going on than the bubble-dwelling reporters in NYC, L.A. and D.C., who talk only to each other and chase after every “hot” sensational story (“Russia!” “Racism!” “Fascism!”) like moths to a flame while ignoring what’s really important to most Americans – who, by the way, are getting along just fine.
In fact, one of the added bonuses of tuning these people out is that we don’t have to listen to all their ridiculous victimology propaganda designed to tear us apart and make us angry, distrustful and resentful of each other. Here’s a message to all the professional peddlers of racial divisiveness: most Americans of all colors and backgrounds love this country and feel privileged to be Americans. We know we have a lot more in common that we have differences, and that any “improvements” to the American system should be made carefully and thoughtfully, without tearing down the foundations made the nation great (and it is great: a cold fact that I state without any apologies or apostrophes.)
We Americans of all backgrounds work together, play together, shop together, dine together, and help each other out in emergencies, no questions asked. There is no “rising tide” of white supremacy, Nazism, xenophobia or any other such paranoid fantasies. Only a tiny handful of extremist nutjobs (on both sides of the political fence) hate those who are different from them.
In short, to those hogging the national spotlight who promote racial and religious divisions: the vast, vast majority of Americans do NOT hate each other. But to honest, we’re not that crazy about you.
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Some interesting video resurfaced over the weekend that seems to confirm that if certain members of Congress are acting like unhinged wackjobs, they were not provoked into it by President Trump in the past week or even month. Their Trump Derangement Syndrome is a chronic condition dating back years.
Should there be some rule, or at least rule of thumb, that you shouldn’t run for the most important executive position in the world if you can’t handle being mayor of South Bend, Indiana?
Before we let the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing slip into history, here’s something worth savoring: Popular Mechanics reprinted an article from the 25th anniversary, written by Buzz Aldrin about his phenomenal experience.
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