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August 16, 2017

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Today's Commentary:  Slander and division -- Trump the racist?!? -- Wise Obama -- The Jefferson Memorial -- My Maxine Waters joke  -- News Bits 

 

I pointed out Monday how ludicrous it is to try to take the actions of a tiny handful of violent extremist idiots and tar an entire political party or its leadership with them. I don’t associate your typical Republican with a neo-Nazi scumball anymore than I associate a blue collar Democratic voter in Michigan with a black-hooded, “anti-fascist” fascist rioter at Berkeley.

Sadly, Democrats have long used slander and division for political gain, painting every Republican as a racist/sexist/homophobe/xenophobe/etcetera-phobe, and I hate to see it working in some people’s minds with Trump. Trump was the first candidate of either party to make a sincere outreach to improve inner city schools and living conditions, reduce crime and bring job opportunities to minority neighborhoods, and nobody’s even talking about that because the “Trump’s a racist” meme has been so successful. It’s great for Democratic political fortunes, but young minority students are the collateral damage.

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

 

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Trump the racist?!?

By Mike Huckabee

Let me ask a question that I’d honestly like to hear the Trump Hate Brigade answer: if Donald Trump is such a KKK-supporting racist, when exactly did that happen? He’s lived most of his life in the public eye. His companies were leaders in non-discriminatory hiring. He’s given interviews for decades that you can watch at the link below, denouncing racism and white supremacists. He was a major TV star for years, and we never heard any accusations of racism (if there were, NBC would surely have dropped him, right?) So when did he become an evil white supremacist? Was it after his 70th birthday? If so, then that’s one more way in which he’s truly remarkable. Not many people change their entire world view after they turn 70.

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Wise Obama

By Mike Huckabee

Interesting contrast: how Obama initially responded to the tragic shooting of black church members in Charleston by Dylan Roof. He didn’t call Roof a neo-Nazi or white supremacist because, he said, “Until the investigation is complete, I’m necessarily constrained in terms of talking about the details of the case.” How wise, sober and responsible, I’m sure the media said then.

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The Jefferson Memorial

By Mike Huckabee

No, Trump didn’t compare Robert E. Lee to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He said that the same leftists who are trying to obliterate Lee and other Confederates from history would next go after Washington and Jefferson and other founders because they were slave owners. And he was indisputably correct: just one day before, the Rev. Al Sharpton was on PBS’s “Charlie Rose Show,” demanding that the Jefferson Memorial be torn down because it offends him.

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My Maxine Waters joke

By Mike Huckabee

Nice to know some people enjoyed my little joke about Rep. Maxine Waters. Of course, from the liberal reaction, you’d think I’d said something as vile, nasty and outrageous about her as she says about President Trump every day by 9 a.m. It reminded me of that old joke:

Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: THAT’S NOT FUNNY!!!

Screaming “That’s not funny!” has become the go-to response on the left to anything that humorously points out their hypocrisy, absurdity or, lately, just plain nastiness. It’s the reason why comedians won't play college campuses anymore. But we shouldn’t let the wounded howls of the professionally aggrieved set keep us from poking fun at them when they richly deserve it. Humor is a wonderful thing. Being able to laugh at ourselves keeps our feet on the ground and our egos in check.

There’s a famous novel, “The Name of the Rose” (okay, it’s also a famous Sean Connery movie) about the Spanish Inquisition. The plot hinges (spoiler alert, although you’ve had 31 years to see it) on the Inquisition trying to suppress Aristotle’s book on comedy, because laughter dissolves fear, and the Inquisition was built on fear.

If you needed any more proof that the modern “social justice warrior” movement was just the old Spanish Inquisition, using the same fear and intimidation tactics to force everyone to bend to their rigid secular religion, then just look at how terrified they are of anyone laughing at them. Well, I’ll continue to mock them all I like. I might even start greeting each new cry of outrage from the left with “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

And I’ll only apologize for a joke when it isn’t funny.

Oh and if you didn't see the joke, I tweeted:

"@POTUS has dispatched Maxine Waters to NOKO to talk to Lil Kim. After 1/2 hour with her he will drink whatever he gave to his 1/2 brother."

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News Bits

At least someone appreciated Trump’s comments on Charlottesville. Prayers for this lady and her family.

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What better way to insure that the mistakes of the past are never repeated than to erase them from history? Incidentally, this story notes that while this willful and violent destruction of public property was taking place, the police were nowhere to be seen. Does this now mean that people are legally allowed to destroy anything they wish, as long as they declare that it fills them with “rage and frustration”? We’ll have to start letting a lot of vandals out of prison.

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President Trump is being defended from charges of racism by a group that knows quite a bit about the subject.

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  • vicki riisager

    08/20/2017 11:24 PM

    I am concerned and don't know where to say this, but I thought you might be able to understand. I see there was ANOTHER ship collision, twice in a few months. After years of no collisions, this is starting to look suspicious. Is there a possibility of this not being an accident?

    The reason I am concerned is because of all the sudden many planes and helicopters are crashing, military ONLY. They have also found many men who got into the service who have gone with ISIS, and harmed our men. Is this not weird? Could these crashes be part of a plan to get our things grounded while looking into the crashes? It would be a good way for the enemy to be ahead of us, because our planes are not in the air. This has bothered me for a few weeks, and I do not know how to get someone looking at it. I am sure others have the same feeling, but I wanted to say it so maybe someone higher up could investigate. Please give it some thought.

  • Sharon Ream

    08/17/2017 10:21 PM

    Regarding the monuments, I agree with your take that local and state goverments should have control over these decisions, and monuments that are defaced or pulled down should be prosecuted as vandalism or worse if more is involved. How is this any different than the Taliban pulling down thousands of years old monuments of Buddha just because they don't like them?
    Also, as for "african-american communities" claiming they want to take down monuments of George Washington, etc. because he had slaves. How do we know that it will be an "african-american community" 5, 10, or 25 years from now? We are talking about our First and some consider "greatest" President!! Are we going to take down statues of MLK Jr. because he had affairs? Statues of Ulysses S. Grant because he was considered an alcoholic?? Yes, these were flawed men, but we have statues of them because we looked at the whole man. And as Frederick Douglass said as quoted in the Imprimis July/August 2017 edition, "I know of no rights of race superior to the rights of humanity". Also, "The burden of our demand upon the American people shall simply be justice and fair play. We utterly repudiate all invidious distinctions, whether in our favor or against us, and only ask for a fair field, and no favor. Also, Justice John Marshall Harlan wrote in Plessy v. Ferguson, "Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. In respect of civil rights, all citizens are equal before the law."
    This idea that because a group wants something to happen, therefore they take it into their own hands to apply is simply anarchy. It should have been met with law enforcers. If they want to have something done, do it legally.

  • James Tucker

    08/16/2017 04:33 PM

    I have always remembered being taught that if we forget our history we are doomed to repeat it. While I could never condone White supremacy or bigotry or hatred it seems to me the outcry about statues that depict a time in this countries history, admittedly not our best moment, is just a little to politically correct. I can't recall anyone rallying around these statues or any other symbols of a bygone time until someone decided to take them down. Now they have become a flash point. A swastika or someone wearing a racial slur is a symbol of hatred, but a statue? Yes I understand these are of confederate soldiers, who while on the wrong side of history in defending slavery, the statues themselves are reminders of a history this country should and can never repeat. I haven't seen in the news reports these statues carry some racial slur, or they propose a return a time of slavery. They are a recognition of men who are a part of the fabric of this country. If we remove them, we remove the opportunity for an older generation to point to these statues and teach a younger generation about the dangers of a divided country and what happens when a dangerous ideology (slavery) is allowed to remain.

    Come to think of it, we can see that very thing happening with the suppression of ideas and thoughts by the politically correct, regardless of their leanings, left or right. It seems No longer can two people sit down and have a discussion on differing views in a civil way. The liberal cry for tolerance is quickly drowned out by the left when any view other than theirs is brought up.

  • Cleo Courington

    08/16/2017 12:12 PM

    Maybe we ought to point out the following time line to our citizens, since none of them learn about it in th classroom:

    Slavery became illegal:

    1) Sudan--1898 (resurgence in 1983); persists to the present day.

    2) Mali--1905; persists to the present day.

    3) Niger--outlawed in 1960; not criminalized until 2003.

    4) Saudi Arabia--outlawed in 1962, but effectively exists to the present day.

    7) Yemen--1962; remains practiced to the present day.

    5) Mauretania--1981.

    6) Chad--2009, but practiced to the present day.

    If those who oppose the Founders and especially the Framers want to oppose something worthwhile, let them oppose slavery.

  • Ricci Henry

    08/16/2017 11:46 AM

    Isn't it funny how that every time the dems underhanded dealings get ferreted out a race riot or some big blow-up happens???? The Russia collusion story gets blown wide open and implicates the dems for creating it and chaos erupts. Uhm?? Perhaps the left-wing thugs and even the alt-righters were paid again for creating this diversion. Or perhaps there is a demo deal going down right now we have yet to hear of??? OK! I know! If you didn't know better, you'd think I was a demo stratigest. Uhm? Maybe I could get a job working for dastardly Debbie? Naw. She'd see right through me. Or I would strangle her first.

    Did anyone ever think about the fact that all these so called social justice warriors are the very same people who would have been beating black people in the sixties, or shouting, "crucify him" in Jesus' day. Just a bunch of rabble-rousing thugs. Just shows how wishy-washy and fickle we are. All they need is a reason. Sadly, it just turned into a reason to bash Trump. I wish the liberal media would be convinced to get Mrs. King to get the word out the way she did on Fox News. Then. Hopefully. People could have a solid, honest ideal to come together under. Both left and right need to come together and solve the problems we face before we fall. The danger is not from without, but from within.

  • Ti Michelle Connelly

    08/16/2017 11:15 AM

    "I might even start greeting each new cry of outrage from the left with “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”"
    I feel the same way when I hear islamaphobia when I say or quote St. Thomas Aquinas views on the muslim cult. I say cult because it is no religion.