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I predicted that the Democrats hoped-for Mueller hearing bombshell would be a wet firecracker, and boy, was I right. But I never imagined that even a wet firecracker could somehow blow up in their faces.
The Dems on the Committees hoped that Mueller would help breathe new life into their groundless demands to impeach the President that went on life support after the Mueller Report came out. Instead, Wednesday’s hearings in effect pulled the plug and signed a “Do not resuscitate” order.
In fact, it was so sad, one could almost feel sorry for Mueller, looking at times as lost and bewildered as your grandpa at Comic Con – until you remember what his investigation put this nation through for over two years, and how his failure to declare it over when he knew it was groundless and letting it drag out past the 2018 election helped give us AOC and her ilk. There have been numerous comparisons to “The Wizard of Oz,” where the curtain is finally pulled back and the great and powerful Oz is revealed to be a befuddled old man, frantically pulling levers that generate smoke and illusions.
House Democrats respond
By Mike Huckabee
House Democrats tried to put a good face on the Mueller fiasco with a post-hearing press conference. But I’m sure they knew how badly it went for them from the fact that Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed up 48 minutes late and rambled some incoherent anti-Trump clichés before forcing Jerry Nadler to take over the microphone. I suspect she’d rather have been trapped in an elevator with AOC than be there. I looked closely at my TV screen to see if I could spot her high-heeled shoe print on Nadler’s backside for pushing for this kamikaze mission.
The general consensus among anyone with a brain is that the “impeachment” movement is dead. I don’t know about that. People with brains are a minority of the Democratic base these days. The Hollywood Twitter brigade, the House leftist firebrands and other high-profile Democrats are still insisting that the report that found no evidence of crimes contains solid evidence of multiple crimes, and demanding impeachment hearings. Pelosi knows that at this point, that would not merely be beating a dead horse but expecting to ride it to victory in the Kentucky Derby.
But does she still have enough power to rein in her hothead caucus? Or will some of the diehards claim that Mueller’s stunningly bad performance proved he was too old for the job, so we need to appoint another special counsel and start this charade all over?
Maybe it will help that even the Democrats’ strongest cheerleaders in the media, such as Chuck Todd, described Wednesday’s hearings as a disaster, an embarrassment and a victory for Trump. Even Michael Moore tweeted that “Trump must be gloating in ecstasy” (He was, which made it a doubly-historic day: Michael Moore was actually right about something.) The Breitbart link above has a good round-up of media figures lamenting how their long-cherished “Russian collusion/obstruction/Mueller will destroy Trump” dream crashed and burned before their eyes on live TV. As proof of how bad it was, the only media figure who actually thought it was a “remarkable” day and the beginning of the end for Trump was MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Perhaps the best video clip to sum it up would be Dr. McCoy from “Star Trek” saying, “He’s dead, Jim.”
On that subject, I notice that Sean Hannity declared Wednesday to be “The Day Impeachment Died.” I wonder if Sean listened to “American Spies,” the terrific “American Pie” parody written and recorded by “Huckabee” writer Laura Ainsworth to bring everyone up to speed on the players (Hannity does appear in the video.) It’s obvious now that Robert Mueller should have listened to it before testifying, and he would have been better prepared. If you haven’t heard it yet, click here (as requested, this link has all the lyrics for the hearing impaired):
The second-dumbest thing liberals did in Congress this week (so far.)
By Mike Huckabee
Believe it or not, calling Robert Mueller in to testify might have been only the second-dumbest thing liberals did in Congress this week (so far.)
On Tuesday, a group of environmental activists called “Extinction Rebellion” wanted to bring attention to a stalled resolution by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declaring that the “climate emergency” demands a “national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization of the resources and labor” of the United States. So to do that, they superglued their hands to the walls of the tunnel connecting the House office building to the Capitol, to obstruct people who were trying to get to work in the morning. (Of course, being environmentalists, they didn’t use industrial glue, they used Gorilla Glue.)
The protest, which they captured on video, went from bizarre to hilarious when they started telling people, “If you respect the climate emergency, you will go around.” But most people apparently didn’t see the connection between saving the Earth and having to go outside and walk around the long way, so they just ducked under the protesters’ immobilized arms and shoved past.
Police dissolved the glue and arrested 17 people on various charges. But Texas Republican Rep. Lance Gooden, who squeezed past the pasted protesters and called it “borderline comical,” said, "In the future, I would have just let them remain self-glued to the walls when everyone goes home for the night. See who has the stamina to stick with it."
This protest seems to have been a bust, so might I make a suggestion? I think it would get much more attention for their issues if leftists superglued their upper lips to their bottom lips. Do that, and I guarantee I’ll report on it.
“Mini AOC” is back!
By Mike Huckabee
In a week like this, Americans could use a laugh. So here’s good news: “Mini AOC” is back! Well, not exactly: the eight-year-old girl who did the hilarious parody of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no longer making new videos because big, brave, social justice “warriors” made death and doxing threats against her and her family for telling jokes they don’t like, so her parents took down the videos. And the Big AOC (I won’t say “the mature AOC”), who fills the Rio Grande with crocodile tears about her concern for all children, has yet to say a word that I’m aware of in defense of this child or to scold her own followers for acting like the lowest scum on Earth and threatening a child into giving up her free speech rights.
But her parents may have decided not to give in completely to threats from basement-dwelling keyboard warriors, so they’ve let a couple of new videos of bloopers and outtakes be posted. Watch and enjoy. And to all you big, tough, child-bullying AOC fans who can’t take a joke: is it okay if we laugh at the outtakes, or do even blown lines about your idol “trigger” you too much?
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If you want proof of just how great life in America is today under President Trump, consider that a number of allegedly professional journalists actually thought that this story was something worth getting all worked up with outrage about. Imagine if they had real problems to report on!
New twist in the story of Democratic Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas, who set off a media firestorm by claiming that a white man called her the “b-word” and told her to “go back where you came from” when she got in the 10-item grocery checkout lane in front of him with 15 items. She claimed he approached her with clenched hands in an irate way that made her fear for her safety, and she accused him of being a white racist Trump supporter exhibiting white privilege. He denied saying that and said he’s both a Democrat and a Cuban.
Now the latest: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that police came out and interviewed witnesses who say the man didn’t approach Thomas; he tried to leave and she approached and berated him. Also, they never heard him say, “Go back where you came from,” but they say that Thomas said that to him several times.
I have a feeling we still haven’t the end of this story. All I know is that any story that starts with someone getting into the 10-item lane with 15 items probably won’t end well, particularly if it involves police witness statements.
Yesterday, Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico announced his resignation. He had planned to hold out until the next election, but the protests in the streets forced him to reconsider.
Now, I wonder if any of the media outlets and politicians (including Hillary Clinton) will reconsider their attacks on President Trump as being a racist who hates Puerto Ricans because he said that hurricane aid did get to Puerto Rico but their corrupt government kept it from getting to the people. Turns out he was right.
Here’s more on that story from the American Thinker, and I’m not just linking to this because it quotes my Twitter tweet on the subject. Although, when you quote me, it proves you really are a deep thinker.
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