BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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New Yorkers are being hit with yet another nanny state law, this time banning the sale of canned whipped cream to anyone under 21 because some young people might try to get high by huffing the nitrous oxide used to make it come out of the can
So if you’re keeping track, in New York, a teenager can rob, loot, shoplift, assault people and maybe even kill somebody and be released right back into the streets. But if he tries to buy a can of Reddi-Whip, then he’s in real trouble. Somehow, I can’t help wondering what New York lawmakers are huffing.
Confidential docs leaked
Remember, if you don’t cheat on your taxes, you have no reason to fear a massively-expanded IRS, according to the Democrats. But then, somehow, Democrat political organizations never seem to have their lists of donors that tax authorities are required to keep confidential get illegally leaked to liberal media outlets, such as just happened to Nikki Haley.
A great DeSantis response
The Dems (who love to use the strong arm of government to order people around and punish them for holding different political opinions) just love to call Republicans (who champion smaller government, personal freedom, free speech and the rights of the individual) “fascists” and “dictators.” Or accuse us of threatening violence against our political opponents (ahem – Rep. Steve Scalise, Sen. Rand Paul, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, etc. etc. etc.) Or as President Biden once did, accuse us of wanting to put black people back in chains, when the Republican Party was founded on ending slavery and achieved it, despite Southern Democrats fighting a Civil War to keep their slaves.
Either they don’t know what those words mean or else they can’t quite get the knack of pointing their fingers in the right direction.
Fortunately, they’ve pulled this slander so many times that voters are finally wising up to it and Republicans are learning how to respond to it. Like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who offered up this great response when his hapless opponent called him a “dictator” for NOT shutting down the state’s schools and businesses and NOT forcing everyone to take shots and wear masks even on the beach.
Redacted affidavit: one more thing that is unacceptable
All right. It’s time for those of us concerned about what the left is doing to stand up and say, “THAT’S IT. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH.”
I speak of the Democrats’ new strategy, leading into the 2022 election and setting up for 2024, of tarring conservatives with being extreme “MAGA Republicans” and, as President Biden actually said, “semi-fascists.”
Who’s engaging in actual fascist behavior these days? Who conducted a shocking jackbooted “land, sea and air” invasion of a former President’s home, including his living quarters, sweeping away every document relating to his presidency and, in doing so, violating the 4th Amendment under the “authority” of a ridiculously overbroad warrant applied for by an appointee of the current President against his future political opponent and supposedly backed by an affidavit that is still being kept essentially secret? Who criminally investigates a former President over shaky allegations of mishandling documents? Who makes up ridiculous stories about a former President selling nuclear secrets to our enemies and disseminates them to co-conspirators in the media?
Who seeks to silence and cancel opposing voices before an election by coordinating with social media corporations? Who suppresses actual evidence of wrongdoing before an election by misrepresenting it as “Russian disinformation”? Who condemns and even criminalizes any effort to make elections more transparent and verifiable? Who reflexively lies about their political enemies with false and grotesque accusations of racism, white supremacy and even domestic terrorism?
This is the kind of behavior fascists engage in. This is what they do in banana republics. This is what poses the real “threat to democracy.” All of it is downright offensive. And it’s time to say this is UNACCEPTABLE.
It wouldn’t be acceptable to anyone, in our wildest imaginations, if President Trump had treated President Obama like a criminal and raided his home, even though Obama has millions of pages of presidential documents that still haven’t been given to the Archives. Certainly, the “d-word” (dictator) would have rightly been used if Trump had done that. Notice, however, that Trump didn’t. It’s Biden who did. So, who more closely resembles a dictator, the former President or the current one? I think we all know, yet the current one has the nerve to throw around terms like “neo-fascist” to describe Trump and his supporters. It has to end.
Just as we’d anticipated, the ‘Justice’ Department redacted most of the affidavit they’d submitted to U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart to get the search warrant on Mar-A-Lago. It even redacted the reasons for the redactions, leaving only one for us to see: the "safety of agents." It revealed very little that we didn’t already know. (By the way, one thing we still don’t know: Did Judge Reinhart, when he approved the search, know they weren’t just planning to knock on Trump’s door? Was the massive armed raid of a former President’s home as much a surprise to him as it was to the rest of America? Has anyone asked him?)
Here are some priceless reactions from conservative commentators about the ludicrous degree of redaction employed by the DOJ.
As for Trump, he responded with characteristic pointed humor…
Speaking of redactions, we glanced at a few reports from leftist publications such as SLATE and ROLLING STONE, and let me tell you, they, too, leave out a lot of inconvenient details. They focus on the level of classified markings on some of the documents Trump had at Mar-A-Lago --- never mind that the President apparently had declassified them, and also that their classification level might have changed at some time before. Also, it’s funny how they never hearken back to the highly-classified State Department documents kept on Hillary’s highly-hackable private email server, or to the millions of documents Obama still has in his possession.
Bonchie at REDSTATE describes the pages and pages of black bars as representing “a giant middle finger to transparency by a federal bureaucracy that simply doesn’t care.” But even with all those redactions, he said, it was possible to glean that the raid originated not from hard evidence of criminal activity but in part from a local CBS News article involving the sighting of boxes and moving trucks. We found the article, which appeared January 18, two days before Trump was scheduled to be moved out of the White House. Believe it or not, this is it, a story called “Moving Trucks Spotted At Mar-A-Lago...
Stop the presses! Trump’s stealing classified nuclear secrets! Are they kidding? This is NOTHING. There were moving trucks outside Mar-A-Lago when Trump was in the process of moving home. This might even be more circular reporting, a favorite FBI ploy.
Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller did not hold back: “This idea, spelled out in the affidavit, that the Archives sicced the FBI on President Trump --- on the premise that unelected bureaucrats, not POTUS, have final say on national security --- can only be construed as an attempt to overthrow our entire constitutional order.” The left, predictably, will attack that comment as “extreme,” but what’s really extreme is the behavior that prompted it: throwing the Constitution and the rule of law out the window, just out of hatred for one President and those who support him.
In case you’re still not convinced that those cheering the raid and calling Trump a “neo-fascist” are the ones who really are trying to override the will of the American people, here’s evidence that their suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop likely did change the outcome in 2020. Congratulations to President Biden, the FBI, Twitter, Facebook, and everyone who furthered the “Russian disinformation” lie. According to a new poll, 79 percent of those who have followed the story say they believe “truthful” coverage of the laptop story would have changed the outcome of the election. Majorities in both parties --- 89 percent of Republicans and even 61 percent of Democrats, plus 74 percent of independents --- think the laptop “is real.” And 81 percent want Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special counsel to investigate matters related to it.
It’s too late to change 2020, but it seems most Americans are wising up and seeing who really is on the side of democracy and justice. When the left responds with more name-calling, it's a bad look.
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