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August 3, 2022
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BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

Job 5:9 NIV

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Once more, with feeling: WHY did Nancy Pelosi go to Taiwan??

With the national security issues raised by Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan –- especially considering the China-compromised President we’re currently enduring –- it was only natural to wonder why she planned this trip in the first place, though few seemed to be asking. Why escalate tensions in the region so dramatically, perhaps even give China a pretext for invading Taiwan? It just seems reckless. I didn’t want to speculate too much, but simply to ask the question and to note that it didn’t seem to make any sense, at least from a national security perspective. But others are starting to examine this as well.

FOX News financial analyst Charlie Gasparino has apparently been wondering about it. As Jesse Watters reported last evening, Gasparino tweeted on Tuesday that “Of course with @SpeakerPelosi’s trip Wall Street trading desk chatter involves how [spouse] Paul Pelosi is gaming the markets to make a few bucks. Speculation he’s shorting the S&P. Just rumor but Paul’s penchant to trade colors everything she does now.”

Sure enough, Anders Hagstrom at FOX Business News reports that “stocks in Asia plummeted overnight as it became clear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be visiting Taiwan on Tuesday.”

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/asia-stocks-tank-nancy-pelosi-touches-down-taiwan

We can’t say that was the reason for her trip, or even the main reason, but the fact that we and others are raising the question about it is certainly enough reason for banning stock trading for legislators and their spouses.

Pelosi was reportedly set to meet with TSMC, the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, which produces advanced semiconductors for companies such as Apple. Her husband Paul has reportedly been buying up shares of chip companies in advance of Nancy’s trip.

Once the Speaker had touched down, the WASHINGTON POST, as if on cue, published her surprisingly (for her) hawkish op-ed headlined, “Nancy Pelosi: Why I’m leading a Congressional delegation to Taiwan.” In it, she says, “We cannot stand by as the CCP proceeds to threaten Taiwan --- and democracy itself.” I’m linking to Pelosi’s web page only because WAPO is subscription only.

https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/8222-3

So, again, why is Pelosi kicking the ant bed at this moment? Jesse Watters deserves major kudos for finding and running a clip of her warning the American Olympic team to avoid criticizing Beijing: “I would say to our athletes, you’re there to compete. Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government, because they are ruthless.”

Tell me, Madame Speaker, has the CCP gotten LESS ruthless since Biden became President?


Primary Round-up

Here is a round-up of stories about the results in Tuesday’s primary elections in Arizona, Missouri, Michigan, Kansas and Washington.

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/voters-decide-primary-elections-in-michigan-missouri-kansas-arizona-and-washington-live-updates

And here are continually-updated vote counts:

https://redstate.com/redstatestaff/2022/08/02/live-election-results-arizona-kansas-michigan-missouri-washington-n605343

One of the biggest stories of the night is that first-term Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer, one of only 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the January 6th riot, lost his seat to Trump-backed John Gibbs. Meijer is the second pro-impeachment Republican to lose his seat. Four others have retired, and while Washington returns aren’t fully in yet at this writing, it appears that Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse have survived challenges to their seats. But I hope they’re not looking forward to spending a lot of time hanging out with Liz Cheney next year.  

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-backed-john-gibbs-triumphs-pro-impeachment-republican-incumbent/

This was one of the races that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other leftwing groups unethically meddled in, spending $425,000 to boost Gibbs in the belief that it will be easier to paint him as a rightwing “extremist” and take over that seat. Of course, to do that, they’ll have to slander a black man, but as we’ve all learned, racism is okay as long as it’s aimed at black Republicans, who “aren’t really black.”

The Cook Political Report moved that district from “toss-up” to “leans Democrat” after Gibbs’ win. But I am hopeful that in November, the Dems will be crying over burning all that cash to help replace a moderate Republican with a MAGA Republican.


Trump Endorsement Watch, Election Notes

President Trump boasted that all his endorsed candidates won in Kansas and Missouri, although he was fudging a bit. In the Missouri GOP Senate race, he had endorsed “Eric,” and Eric Schmitt easily beat Eric Greitens, so…technically, advantage Trump.  In Kansas, Trump-endorsed Derek (not Eric?) Schmidt will challenge incumbent Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly.

In the Arizona GOP Governor’s Primary, contrary to pre-election polls, establishment-backed Karrin Taylor Robson took an early lead over Trump-endorsed Kari Lake. But as the night went on, Lake gradually caught up, thanks to a wide lead in the in-person ballots. As of this writing, Lake is ahead by 12,000 votes, but it’s still considered “too close to call” for some reason. The winner will face Democrat Katie Hobbs.

This is already fueling more suspicions of, let us say, “shenanigans” in Arizona (I don’t think the “fact-checkers” have flagged that word yet.) Some Republicans are puzzled as to why Republicans who voted early and by mail were overwhelmingly pro-Robson while people in the same Party who voted on Election Day favored Lake by a huge margin.

The suspicions will only be inflamed by news that 63,000 mail-in ballots in Pinal County were delivered to the wrong voters, and that there were shortages of ballots in Republican precinct locations. Earlier, about 46,000 incorrect ballots were mailed out. There were also anecdotal reports of precinct workers informing voters that one candidate on the ballot had dropped out. That’s considered illegal vote tampering because it’s the voter’s responsibility to know that, and telling them might make them change their votes and affect the outcome.

https://www.toddstarnes.com/politics/breaking-63000-mail-in-ballots-went-to-wrong-voters-in-republican-heavy-pinal-county-arizona/

All these problems were blamed on human error or miscommunications, and the Republican ballot shortage was chalked up to “unprecedented demand at GOP polling places.” But the RNC and the Republican Party of Arizona called it “a comprehensive failure that disenfranchises Arizonans” and called on Pinal County Elections Director David Frisk to resign immediately. If Lake becomes Governor, he might want to do that anyway, since she’s promised as one of her first acts to open up all the sealed records of the 2020 election for a thorough investigation.

I like to look on the bright side, so I was happy to hear that there was “unprecedented” demand for Republican ballots. Now, every state is forewarned and has no excuse for not having plenty of ballots on hand for people who want to vote Republican in November.

 

Another Trump-endorsed candidate who won in Arizona is venture capitalist Blake Masters, who will challenge Democrat Senator Mark Kelly. Proving that they really don’t understand Republicans, liberal media outlets attacked Masters for helping to physically eject a BLM protester from a rally after he allegedly hit a woman. That alone probably earned him an extra 50,000 votes from Republicans.  He was also assailed for saying that the “gender pay gap” is a myth, and when you correct for education, experience, tenure and other variables, it virtually disappears.  He also said men tend to hold higher paying jobs because they’re more likely to take dangerous jobs that pay more.

https://valiantnews.com/2022/08/trump-endorsed-blake-masters-wins-arizona-gop-primary-will-challenge-senator-mark-kelly/

Both of those things are provably, objectively true, but as we’ve all learned in recent years, the left deals in feelings, not objective truth.

Finally, I’m sorry to report that Democrats in Michigan once again voted for America-hating socialist “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib, who is virtually guaranteed reelection in that heavily Democrat district. I wish they’d wake up and stop inflicting this woman on America and on themselves. They still have the option to write in someone else. Even a rabid possum would be an improvement.  

After reading that, I strongly recommend you wash that story out of your head with this related article by Derek Hunter at Townhall.com, titled, “Why Are There So Many Idiots In Politics?”

https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2022/08/02/why-are-there-so-many-idiots-in-politics-n2611111

Yes, he namechecks Rep. Tlaib, who “represents” the district where he grew up, and whom he describes as one of several Congress members who “need to wear slip-on shoes because learning to tie a bow is a bridge too far for their mental abilities.” 


Give this to the Biden White House

They perfectly represent their “progressive” base in being unable to comprehend the idea that there are some things that are simply none of their business. Even when the Supreme Court specifically tells them, “You do NOT have power over that!,” they just keep on trying to tell everyone what to do about it anyway.

Here are the latest examples, two in one day:  

They're continuing to politicize and weaponize the “Justice” Department by suing Idaho to try to overturn its new law banning most abortions – you remember, that issue that the Supreme Court just told them was the province of the states and their elected officials, not the federal government.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-weaponizing-justice-department-force-states-abortion-compliance/

Attorney General Merrick Garland is trying to block the law that takes effect on August 25th by claiming it’s superseded by the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, which requires that patients be provided with treatment to stabilize an emergency medical condition. He also claims that the law would subject doctors to arrest and criminal prosecution, “even if they performed an abortion to save a woman’s life.”

So many words, so much hooey to sort out. First of all, the Idaho law includes an exception for abortions deemed necessary to save the life of the mother, and it gives doctors wide leeway in deciding that, so they will not be arrested --  unless they open up an obvious abortion mill, which I suspect is the actual “right” the Biden DOJ is trying to protect. Also, a pregnancy is not “an emergency medical condition,” and killing the baby is not a “stabilization procedure.”

In the other example of unconstitutional overreach, the Biden HHS has proposed a rule adding “sexual orientation and gender identity” and “reproductive health care services” including “pregnancy termination" to existing “protections against discrimination on the basis of sex.” 

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/251901/would-new-hhs-rule-force-doctors-perform-transgender-surgeries-abortions

The US Catholic Conference of Bishops condemned the move, which would reverse Trump-era conscience protection rules by forcing medical practitioners with religious objections to perform abortions and “gender-affirming” surgery on healthy natural bodies. It could also force religious hospitals to perform these procedures or lose federal funding.

It’s more of this Administration’s never-ending crusade to elevate invented rights about the clearly-enumerated rights of the First Amendment. Let’s all hope that the SCOTUS will kick these efforts to the curb, or at the very least, that our slow-moving legal system will keep them tied up until 2025, when, God willing, everyone who keeps inventing these creative new ways to shred the Constitution and trample religious freedom rights will have been kicked to the curb by the voters.   


 

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  • Fredricka Cecile

    08/04/2022 03:54 PM

    Regardless of the intent on Pelosi going to Taiwan and her husband. She went. That should be the story only. Someone stood for Democracy for a change. That doesnt change the fact that she should be out of there.

  • Jerry

    08/04/2022 08:35 AM

    San Francisco is going the route of allowing open places to do drugs instead of intervention let the addiction of drugs aid in killing the addicted on the sidewalks of California people wonder why people and corporations are leaving California communist leadership in our cities are forcing evacuation of these Shitff holes

  • Jerry

    08/04/2022 08:15 AM

    My last visit to Chicago we stayed in a hotel that had sidewalk tables and chairs I had come out to watch the city come alive with coffee and a pastry I found the smell of the city obnoxious it stunk as if the sewer was leaking it’s product my son had come down as I was explaining the terrible smell I may have been a bit loud as he tried to get me to lower my voice as people were smoking weed not to far away I mentioned to him that weed never smelled so bad I-doubt if smokers care about pollution of its air these cities used to an adventure to visit today forget about it let the junkies have them I would rather visit a landfill

  • Douglas Noel

    08/04/2022 03:49 AM

    I may not be reading all of these stories correctly, but it seems there are 3 groups of Democrats that are traveling recently with undisclosed agenda. The gist that seems to be coming across, is that they do not want Biden anymore. Is it possible they are planning for Biden to step down for "health" reasons and Harris to follow for whatever acclaimed reasons (probably mental incapacity also) in order to put Pelosi as President for the remaining of his term with Schumer as VP?

  • Jeanne Gardner

    08/03/2022 11:38 PM

    Totally weird and crazy thought, but . . . about Nancy going to Taiwan, etc. . . . just suppose that following the mid-term elections, when the House and Senate both change hands, but before the change-off . . . just suppose President Biden steps down, making Kamala Harris our new President and Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House . . . would she become the new Vice-President and President of the Senate? Just thinking weird, probably wrong thoughts. A trip like this ahead of such a scenario would make some sense to me.

  • Jerry

    08/03/2022 11:16 PM

    Mike I have railed about the policies of Minneapolis and Minnesota itself. I am disappointed in the governor, waltz our senators smith and Klobuchar the Minneapolis mayor Frey the attorney general Keith Ellison Angie Craig Omar that line up leaves me in a state of miserable leadership most of the people I associate with are good people yes some of them vote for anti American policies and that leaves me to wonder what they really are. Minnesota without its urban property is a great state with its prairies, lakes, farmland rivers and its forest the small towns are a resource that I visit every chance I get as a matter of fact I visit Wisconsin,s small towns and it’s communities the best trips I can go on and that is where I spend my money I have visited major cities around the country years ago and I will not revisit I still miss the DC memorials And nyc memorials I stay away from democrat operations of any sort that includes major sports not a dime will I spend and they couldn’t care less the CCP financed them

  • Paul Kern

    08/03/2022 09:00 PM

    Am happy for the states that elected solid Republicans. Here in Washington The RNC paid big bucks to keep Joe Kent out. The only threat to the RINO Butler who lives and acts like her gdlpal Nancy. Voted to impeach Trump voted against the wall when he lead. Another ultra feminist America hater who insists on wearing the pants! Has been totally useless out here and all in for destruction of the electrical grid Inslee and other pagans wish for.

  • Jerry

    08/03/2022 06:51 PM

    Are the Americans building chip making plants in this country today? We should have 6 major plants making all the needs of products needing these chips get off your hands and start production and the rest of our needs get this administration out of the and get started where is Trump put him in charge and tell biden and Obama to pound sand

  • Jerry

    08/03/2022 04:21 PM

    Cuomo DeBlasio manchin biden Nadler all these self serving hypocrites are cut from the same cloth some just put a different pattern to the cloth these people are just despicable and are not reliable for normal people These people are not fit for good people

  • Chelsea Martin

    08/03/2022 03:11 PM

    "Once more, with feeling: WHY did Nancy Pelosi go to Taiwan?"

    Because the "Great Reset" crowd that she serves desperately need to instigate war, conflict, and chaos in order to mask the controlled socioeconomic deconstruction and "fundamental transformation" of the nations of the West into a modern iteration of feudalism. "Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia," after all. Now shut up and don't question.

    Because manufactured war, conflict, and chaos are extremely germane to the consolidation of unquestionably centralized authoritarian power, under the guise of so many "emergency measures" (See: Covid).

    Because the UN/EU/IMF/WEF/Davos "global elites" are having their posterior ends kicked by the BRICS nations at the moment, and are desperate to "kick the hornet's nest" in order to try to reclaim their stranglehold on the nations of the world.

    Because Nancy Pelosi is a narcissistic, ignorant megalomaniac interested only in serving her own agenda.

    Because since long-about the 1960s the political leadership of "America" has been captured by this stupid notion that somehow America must "police the world," (while the resources of America are raped in the name of this agenda) and has inputted its unwanted influence in nations that have absolutely nothing to do with America or genuine American interests, in the name of "America-Last Globalism." (See: multiple regime changes spearheaded by American interference).