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“You know, Martha, this may have been the craziest interview I’ve seen in my life.”
That’s what former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Thursday to Martha MacCallum on her show THE STORY after a (yes) crazy and convoluted interview she’d just had with former Overstock.com founder Patrick Byrne. What Byrne told her about participating in, as he characterized it, political espionage may have turned the investigation of FBI spying during the 2016 election upside down.
On the other hand, it’s hard to know how seriously to take it. Lewandowski told Martha that as close as he was to Trump’s campaign, testifying before both the House and Senate as well as the Mueller team, he has never heard of Byrne. “There seems like a lot of black helicopters flying around this guy’s world,” he said, “things that he can’t talk about...I think we should dig deeper on him.”
With that in mind, on to the interview. This was an exclusive for Martha, obviously a hastily arranged segment, and she’s to be commended for trying to keep Byrne’s convoluted narrative on track. She asked all the right questions, but Byrne seemed intent on trying to condense everything that’s happened to him since the fall of 2015 into mere minutes, zipping forward and back in time, jumping from thought to thought, all the while steering clear of answering the most important questions.
By Mike Huckabee
Former President Barack Obama is getting criticism after it was reported that he and Michelle have purchased a palatial, nearly $15 million beachfront estate on tony Martha’s Vineyard, favorite haunt of Northeastern One-Percenters.
Obama is taking flak from all sides. The left is accusing him of betraying his “community organizer” roots to hobnob with the wealthy elites, while the right is slamming him for hypocrisy after all his years of telling other people that at some point, they’ve made enough money, or have a big enough house, or telling people trying to get ahead by creating businesses that “they didn’t build that.” And for once, both sides are right.
Still, as a believer in capitalism and the right of all Americans to get rich and spend their money any way they want, I wish the Obamas well in their lovely new home. I also would love to be there when the property tax bill arrives. That just might finish the job and turn him into a Republican.
Gabbard held back
By Mike Huckabee
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard made a big splash in the second Democratic debates, where her exposure of Sen. Kamala Harris’ record as California Attorney General may have dealt a fatal blow to Harris' Presidential hopes. But a lot of Silicon Valley money had been poured into Harris’ campaign, and Gabbard may now be facing payback. She’s already suing Google for blocking her ads immediately after the debate when people were searching her name. Now comes word that the DNC may be (once again?) seeking to rig a primary by blocking her from the third debates.
As Monica Showalter notes at the link, Gabbard has more than enough unique donors to qualify for the debate, and she’s higher in the polls than some candidates who’ve already been approved, like “Beto,” Julian Castro and Amy Klobuchar. But the DNC claims the polls she’s up in aren’t the ones they consider “qualifying.” And what makes a poll “qualifying” in their eyes? Well, they’re not exactly forthcoming about their secret formula. But apparently, if it’s good for someone they don’t want in the debate, then it’s not “qualifying.”
If Gabbard is unfairly kept out of the upcoming debates for making the DNC's preferred candidate look bad, Harris might feel a little less tense, but Bernie Sanders might feel a bad case of déjà vu.
By Mike Huckabee
Congratulations to “Huckabee” staffer Laura Ainsworth, for whom writing topical comedy and commentary is her “day job” when not singing and recording retro jazz music inspired by her late father, big band musician Billy Ainsworth. It was just announced that she’s been nominated for two 2019 Artists Music Guild Heritage Awards for Female Vocalist and Video of the Year (for “Where Did The Magic Go?”), to be presented at a nationally-televised ceremony in November in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Artists Music Guild (https://artistsmusicguild.com) is a non-profit organization founded by multi-award-winning Christian singer/songwriter/producer David L. Cook to mentor and promote up-and-coming indie artists and support arts education among students. Last year, Laura won an unprecedented three AMG Heritage Awards (out of five nominations) for Female Vocalist, Video (“That’s How I Got My Start”) and Album of the Year (“New Vintage.”) “New Vintage” also scored Laura numerous other indie music nominations and awards, and a profile in Downbeat magazine. The “Huckabee” family is seriously teeming with talent!
To see her nominated video and find her terrific recordings on CD, vinyl and digital download, visit her website at www.lauraainsworth.com.
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Here’s a surprise: it appears that of all the Democrats in Congress, the one least likely to take phone calls from the people who elected her is champion-of-the-people Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The article doesn’t say how likely Rashida Tlaib is to take calls from constituents, but if you’re having trouble getting her to pick up, I’d suggest saying you’re one of her Palestinian constituents calling long distance.
Tweet of the Day! “Sean Spicier” (not the real Sean Spicer but a hilarious parody account) responded to all the liberal media figures having a childish meltdown over the former Trump press secretary being chosen for the new season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”:
“Loving the national anthem protesters complaining about politics in ballroom dancing.”
Great point: the same people who gave us the mantra “Everything is political” and who have ruined everything from the NFL to stand-up comedy by injecting their rigid, leftist PC dogma into it are now outraged that someone once associated with Trump will be on a cheesy TV dance contest. He’d better not do the mambo, or they’ll rip him to shreds for cultural appropriation.
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