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Today's Commentary --- Warren supports eliminating the Electoral College -- Nunes sues Twitter -- Surprise CNN --- Donna Brazile to Fox -- Mike Rowe nails it -- Laura Ainsworth: Miss Mannerly's column -- "Russian dossier" was used -- Expanding the Supreme Court -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
Continuing our theme that being “progressive” means constantly looking backwards (digging up every bad idea from the past, from socialism to anti-Semitism to non-PC Twitter jokes to measles), Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the latest Democrat to try to rerun Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign by calling for the elimination of the Electoral College.
Many Democrats are still whining about Trump’s presidency not being “legitimate” because he didn’t win the popular vote, which is irrelevant (if it had been a popular vote election, both candidates would have run completely different campaigns aimed at turnout.) They say this is an affront to democracy, but America is not a pure democracy. The Founders feared the tyranny of the majority and created a Constitutional republic for good reason, so that any candidate would have to win broad support across the nation, not just in a handful of heavily-populated cities.
Nunes sues Twitter
By Mike Huckabee
California Rep. Devin Nunes hit Twitter with a $250 million lawsuit for “shadow-banning” conservatives, censoring viewpoints that oppose leftist dogma and ignoring complaints of repeated abusive behavior when it’s coming from liberals against conservatives.
I’m not an attorney, so I can’t comment on the lawsuit’s chances of succeeding, but I’m glad to see Republicans finally fighting back hard against Silicon Valley limousine liberals who think that having created a popular public forum means they have the power to decide what is allowed to be communicated over it. It’s one thing to remove blatantly abusive or threatening content, but quite another to allow power-mad techies deep in the bowels of Twitter or Facebook to quietly hide posts that challenge their freshman-level socialist views.
Incidentally, does anyone else find it odd that leftists have been crying for over two years about Russia attempting to unfairly influence elections via social media, but they think it’s fine when they try to unfairly influence elections via social media?
There are many more details about the lawsuit and Nunes’ reasons for filing it at this link. Warning: some of the quotes are pretty vile:
One thing about it that piques my interest is the fact that Twitter allowed these nasty attack accounts to continue spewing false and defamatory tweets about Nunes (one even trying to fool readers into thinking it was from his mother) for as long as a year. How many conservatives have seen their accounts immediately banned or suspended, hidden, or at least been issued warnings over a single comment that wasn’t a fraction as provocative? Yet liberal attack accounts are allowed to go on and on.
Just this week, what I believe to be a thoughtful essay on my website decrying the anti-Semitic rhetoric of a certain Congress member was banned by Google as “dangerous.” I’m still not sure why, although judging from similar actions, the tragic shooting in New Zealand seems to have made social media censors decide that any criticism of someone who happens to be Muslim, no matter how reasonable or justified, is an incitement of general anti-Muslim violence. Taken to its logical extension, that would ban every comment that’s critical of anyone or anything.
Except, of course, accounts that openly call for violence against Republicans and Trump supporters. The social media giants seem slower than molasses in January when it comes to banning those.
By Mike Huckabee
I am willing to guess this was definitely not what CNN expected when they invited a prominent Muslim physician onto the air and gave her an opening to attack President Trump and try to blame the horrific New Zealand mass shootings at two mosques on him. Talk about destroying the carefully-created narrative!
She not only rejected the notion that Trump has any responsibility if a fanatic mentions him in a manifesto (she added, “A fanatic could equally mention me”), but pointed out that Trump and George W. Bush were “beloved” in the Muslim world, because they have been fighting to stop radical Islamists from killing Muslims going all the way back to Saddam Hussein’s slaughter of 180,000 Kurds.
No, this was definitely not the interview that CNN was expecting. But it was one that needed to be aired on CNN, and it’s one you need to see at the link.
Donna Brazile to Fox
By Mike Huckabee
Less than a month after DNC Chairman Tom Perez refused to allow Fox News to host one of the party’s Presidential debates, Fox has hired former DNC Chair Donna Brazile as a commentator. Ms Brazile said it’s important for people not to retreat to “safe spaces” where they just talk to people who agree with them (apparently, Perez wants the debates to be a “safe space”) and “There’s an audience on Fox News that doesn’t hear enough from Democrats.”
Actually, Fox News shows usually include both sides of issues, and even the conservative opinion shows regularly include guests from the liberal side (hence the motto, “Fair and balanced.”) I’m happy to hear that she’ll be a part of the Fox roster, and I think she’ll soon discover that the Fox audience hears a lot more from Democrats than the CNN or MSNBC audience ever hears from Republicans.
Mike Rowe nails it
By Mike Huckabee
At the link are some of the best comments I’ve heard yet about the big college entrance cheating scandal, from Mike Rowe, host of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” (airing Saturday nights on TBN, right after “Huckabee.”) Mike knows plenty about the dignity of all types of work, and that too many young people are being pressured into taking out unrepayable student loans to get worthless degrees, so they learn nothing useful but have an impressive school name on their resume. As he puts it, “We’re lending money we don’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to educate them for jobs that don’t exist anymore, and that’s crazy.” You’ll want to read the whole article:
As Mike could tell you, someone with a liberal arts degreee might look down on a plumber or farmer, but he needs the plumber and farmer a lot more than a plumber or farmer needs a guy with a liberal arts degree.
You should also read this article to help understand not only why some rich parents were willing to spend big money to cheat their kids into elite schools, but just how widespread the problems in our universities are and how many of those degrees are now just bragging points and not indicators that the student actually learned anything once getting into the expensive school.
Excerpts: “Yale changed its course requirements such that an English major may now graduate without ever having read Shakespeare. A 2007 survey from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute showed that college students graduate with less knowledge of history, politics, and economics than they had before they entered…Millennial congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez majored in Economics and graduated cum laude from a private university that costs nearly $70,000 per year. Since entering Congress, she has struggled to articulate even basic economic concepts.”
Yet many continue to think that a degree from Harvard or Yale makes someone more qualified to run our government? Our last President who wasn’t an Ivy League alum was Ronald Reagan. He was looked down on and scorned by elites, but I’d say he did a pretty good job, despite his “handicap” of having studied economics at Eureka College in Illinois instead of getting a poli-sci degree with a minor in gender studies from Harvard.
Laura Ainsworth: Miss Mannerly's column
By Laura Ainsworth
Dear Miss Mannerly:
I don’t know why I’m getting so much criticism right now, and it’s really stressing me out. I am trying to get a BIG promotion --- REALLY big, as the job I want is REALLY important (and powerful) and right now I am unemployed, writing little stories in my journal to keep my head together, and traveling the country while living off a surprising amount of donations in addition to my family money, plus my wife’s, of course. To get this promotion, I really have to figure out, like, how to behave with people and make more of them LIKE me. LOTS more of them! It’s important!
"Russian dossier" was used
By Mike Huckabee
Just in case there was ever any doubt, we now know that some of the wild tales in the “Russian dossier” of dirt on Donald Trump that was used to kick off the Mueller probe were actually taken by Christopher Steele from unverified Internet ramblings posted by random anonymous users of a CNN “citizen journalism” website.
As this account notes, the scribblings on bathroom walls have more credibility. But I wonder if you could use them to get a FISA warrant to spy on Americans?
Expanding the Supreme Court
By Mike Huckabee
The Electoral College isn’t the only American institution that must be altered or destroyed if it thwarts Democrats getting their way. Several of the Party's cacophony of candidates are embracing a suggestion that if the Democrats get back into power, they expand the Supreme Court to 11 seats, giving them a chance to overcome the current conservative tilt and stack it with liberal activists who view the Constitution the way most of us do a roll of Charmin.
This sparked an interesting response from some wicked Republican wags. They say that since Trump is a grand master at trolling Democrats to trick them into destroying themselves, he should immediately announce that he agrees with them that the SCOTUS needs to be expanded, and call on Congress to act to do it right now. That would, of course, send the Democrats scrambling to the nearest TV cameras, going on record denouncing the expansion of the Supreme Court as an unconstitutional power grab, the very suggestion of which should be an impeachable offense! They would either kill their own argument for stacking the Court…or they could go along with Trump and let him appoint two more conservative SCOTUS Justices. Either way, a win-win for America.
Evening Edition - March 18
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
Daily Verse (KJV)
"My flesh and my heart faileth:
but God is the strength of my heart,
and my portion for ever."
– Psalm 73:26
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