Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Decision Day in Georgia
- It Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over
- Looking ahead
Decision Day in Georgia
By Mike Huckabee
Today is Decision Day, not just in Georgia, but for the future of America. Voters in two runoff races will decide whether the Senate stays in GOP hands, to operate as a brake on failed leftist policies, or the entire government is put under Democrat control, where (current-and-I-pray-future Minority Leader) Chuck Schumer has vowed to ram through a radical agenda from which the nation may never recover, from abolishing the filibuster and steamrolling opposition to stacking the Supreme Court.
At this link, Lt. Col. Allen West offers some reasons for why Christians need to turn out today and vote in Georgia.
Here’s a frightening statistic from his article: nationwide, 25 million Christians don’t vote in elections. I’ve written before about how there are enough people of faith that if we all voted, we could run the country, but too many don’t bother. Here’s an example of what happens when Christians sit out elections: Massachusetts just lowered the age to get abortions without parental consent to 16. You can’t give a 16-year-old an aspirin without parental consent, but you can give them a dangerous surgical procedure to slaughter their unborn child.
Yesterday, I heard the radical Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock declare that Democrats had to vote for him to turn Georgia and the federal government blue, and a thought occurred to me: why are so many Democrats so adamant about turning Republican states and the whole nation blue? Then where would residents of blue places flee to? How about first providing us with just one example of a blue city or state that’s actually successful?
Think about it: if you were going to hire someone to install plumbing in your home, wouldn’t you expect them to be able to point to at least one example of a house where they’d done it before that wasn’t knee-deep in water? Democrats want to turn Texas blue, Georgia blue, Florida blue, Washington blue; and if you ask why, they’ll tell you it's because they care about people and want to make their lives better.
Okay, tell me one state that’s under longtime Democrat rule where people’s lives are better than they are in red states. New York? California? People are fleeing those states so fast that each is on pace to lose a Congressional seat while red state Florida could gain two.
How about Democrat-run blue cities? They encompass such utopias as New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago and Seattle. These cities are like laboratory experiments that prove before your eyes the tragic failure of leftist policies that breed corruption, crime, homelessness, violence, drugs, unemployment, decay, business closures and failing schools.
Austin, Texas, is a blue island in a red state; you could actually watch its decline as its leaders moved further left. It now has major problems with homelessness and crime, and it led the nation in increase in homicides. The voters there may finally be wising up; they just replaced one of their far-left city council members with a candidate who ran on a platform of "restoring common sense."
New York was a filthy mess considered unsavable until New Yorkers finally elected a Republican, Rudy Giuliani, who performed a miracle turnaround. Then they forgot that cities don’t run on autopilot, and they elected Bill DeBlasio, protégé of New York’s last failed liberal mayor, David Dinkins. They’re now shocked at how rapidly the city spiraled back down to the bad old days of crime, rat infestations and urban flight. Why are they surprised? They voted for it…twice!
Perhaps the bluest of all cities is San Francisco. Their leftist “leaders” went from being so unconcerned about public health that they issued “poop maps” to help people avoid human feces rather than doing something about rampant filth and homelessness to enforcing draconian COVID-19 lockdowns that have now destroyed 54% of the city’s small businesses and up to 85% of its restaurants.
I sometimes suspect that the reason we call places run by Democrats “blue” is because everyone who lives there is singing the blues.
My challenge to Democrats: before you try to turn any more places “blue,” show us one…just ONE!...example of something that you already run competently.
My challenge to Georgia voters: before you vote to give any more power to Democrats, ask yourself why people who seem to have no earthly idea how to use government power to make your life better are asking you to give them even more of it. Here’s a hint: it’s not to benefit you.
It Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over
By Mike Huckabee
As many as 18 (at this writing, and possibly more) Republican Georgia state Senators have signed a letter to Vice President Pence, asking him to delay tomorrow’s scheduled counting and confirmation of electoral votes by Congress. They cite irregularities in the election that don’t “pass the smell test” and need to be investigated.
This probably won’t make any difference to tomorrow’s proceedings, but it’s one more in a growing pile of objections that Democrats and the media keep dismissing at their peril. Responding to all the suspicions of vote chicanery with “You’re wrong, you’re stupid, shut up!” is going to be as effective as trying to hide the smell of a dead fish by putting it under your sofa cushion.
As conservative talk show host Mark Davis writes, what is most likely to happen is that Joe Biden will become President. It doesn’t make me happy to repeat that, but it’s realistic.
And Redstate.com explains that much of what you’ve heard about the 12th Amendment is incorrect and the Vice President is extremely limited in what he can do.
However, if the vote is certified, it’s up to Biden and the Democrats whether or not he takes office under a cloud of suspicion that may never blow away.
What should happen, if the people who claim there’s “no evidence” of vote fraud really believe that, is that they should vote unanimously to comply with the request by Republicans in both Houses for a 10-day, transparent audit of the vote, to settle all questions once and for all. If the election was legitimate, then Biden can take office without an asterisk next to his name in the history books. It’s a solution that I suggested right after the election in an “open letter” to Biden, for which I got slammed in the media. But if he’d done it then, it would’ve saved a lot of time and trouble.
President Trump had to try to govern for four years with a large number of Democrats claiming he stole the 2016 election and was an “illegitimate President” (Hillary Clinton among them.)
They fought like cougars against everything he tried to do, using every resource in government, media and the courts to obstruct his agenda. If this is left to fester, Biden will face having to govern even more people with the same anger, only stronger, and they’ll actually have some reasons to believe it.
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s how you can tell the media are confident that Trump will have to leave office: they’re already starting to reel back their hysterical anti-Trump fake news "of the past four years to pave the way for tarring the next Republican candidate as being far worse.
Remember how I told you that a President Biden’s biggest problem wouldn’t be Republicans but reality? He’d be forced to choose between admitting that Trump’s policies worked and continuing them, or bringing back Obama-era failed liberal policies that would kill job creation and re-empower our enemies abroad.
Well, the media face the same problem with reality. Having spent four years telling us that everything Trump did was wrong, stupid and evil, they now have to try to scrape up enough credibility so that when they tell us the next Republican candidate is wrong, stupid, evil and even worse than Trump, people will be gullible enough to believe them. To do that, they have to rehabilitate Trump’s image that they trashed, the same way they slandered George W. Bush as an idiot and a war criminal for eight years, then turned him into a statesman so they could compare Trump unfavorably to him.
Here's an example of how it’s already happening. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria finally admitted what he called the “dirty little secret about the Trump Administration": Trump is not a “Putin puppet,” and he was harder on Russia than Obama was.
Of course, I’ve been telling you that for four years. The only reason it’s a “dirty little secret” to CNN viewers is because they get their “news” about Trump from CNN.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald has noticed the same trend in the treatment of Sen. Josh Hawley, whom Democrats fear will be a Trump-like Presidential contender in 2024, so they have to start destroying him now. The narrative is that, “Well, Trump was really just a buffoon, but Hawley, he’s the REAL ‘next Hitler.’”
They’re so predictable that, to paraphrase the Who: “Meet the new Hitler, same as the old ‘new Hitler,’ but nothing at all like the real Hitler.”
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