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January 4, 2022
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THE EVENING EDITION By Mike Huckabee

Good evening! Here are some stories I think you will find interesting.


THE LATEST NEWS

1. Reminder: Adults are now in charge:

Remember how we were told we had to elect Democrats so that “the adults would be back in charge”? Where are those adults, I wonder? Did they all go to Florida so they could enjoy life in peace and leave the kids and teenagers back in DC to destroy the house with an endless kegger party? Listening to some of the top Democrat leaders, I sometimes feel as if I’m arguing with children whose entire arsenal of replies consists of “It’s not FAIR!” and “I know you are, but what am I?”

Take Senate “Majority” Leader Chuck Schumer, please. He’s making the rounds of similarly juvenile talk shows, once again pushing the idea of doing away with the Senate filibuster so that the Dems can ram their agenda (including their unconstitutional “Federalize elections and legalize vote fraud” bill) down Americans’ throats with only a 50-50 tie plus the vote of VP Kamala “28% approval rating” Harris. He used a lot of overheated hyperbole about January 6th to try to justify it as protecting democracy, but it all really boils down to, “When we lose an election, it’s not FAIR!”

https://www.westernjournal.com/chuck-schumer-threatens-radically-alter-senate-rules-doesnt-get-way-within-two-weeks/

(I could also throw in all the Democrats who are publicly wailing about how traumatized they were by January 6th, like children who are still crying over a boo-boo they got a year ago to milk it for more free ice cream. Yes, January 6th was bad, and those who broke the law should be punished. But go tell your sob story to all the Americans who lost their homes and businesses to looters and arsonists and who were assaulted by actual armed insurrectionists, all of whom were defended and bailed out of jail by those very same Democrats.)

You’d think Schumer might have glanced at the recent obituaries for his predecessor Harry Reid that recalled how his weakening of the filibuster came back to bite Democrats when they became the minority. But that would require long-term thinking and reading the news, two things that five-year-olds are not famous for. Schumer couldn’t even be mature enough to acknowledge his own arguments in defense of the filibuster, back when it was to his advantage.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/chuck-schumer-filibuster-flashback-2017

He doesn’t have the consistent principles of a mature adult but the childish attitude of “I get my way every time, or it’s NOT FAIR!”

And then we have the case of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who responded to legitimate criticism of her rank hypocrisy by claiming that her critics are just frustrated because they find her so hot and can’t have her. Trust me, that’s not why I write about her. At least her response was more mature than Schumer’s arguments, but only in the sense that a spoiled teenage drama queen is slightly more mature than a tantrum-throwing five-year-old.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ spokeswoman Christina Pushaw (whom I assume does not find AOC too sexy for her House seat) took on the adult role and set her straight:

https://www.westernjournal.com/desantis-spokeswoman-reveals-aocs-florida-trip-something-even-worse-hypocrisy/

And some of the other responses from female critics of AOC were downright hilarious, even on CNN…

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2022/01/04/watch-mary-katharine-ham-skewers-aocs-weird-self-absorption-n2601338?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky3

Fortunately for America, a couple of adults still remain in the Democratic Party (Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema), and they realize the dangers of obliterating all minority power when their party is likely about to become the minority. Without their votes, Schumer won’t be able to end the filibuster. But I have no hopes that a dose of reality will make him suddenly start acting like a mature adult who is aware of the heavy responsibilities of his position.

It might be old fashioned to say this, but I think the only way to make these brats grow up is for the voters to deliver a good spanking to them.

Related: This is a good analysis by Joe Cunningham at Redstate.com about how Schumer knows he doesn’t have the power to end the filibuster, and for all the vitriol that leftists are hurling at Joe Manchin, his maturity and ability to think long range are likely their only hopes of retaining the majority after the next election.

https://redstate.com/joesquire/2022/01/04/the-democratic-partys-savior-n501401


2. A small victory against mandates in Nevada:

Opponents of government vaccine mandates won a small victory in Nevada, and blogger Robert Zimmerman makes several great points about why it has larger repercussions.

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/a-small-victory-in-nevada-against-covid-mandates-illustrates-the-ongoing-corrupt-politicizing-of-all-of-american-culture/

The Nevada State Board of Health had mandated that all college students get the shot or be banned, but that expired after 120 days. It could only be extended by the Legislative Commission, and when they split 6-6 on party lines, the tie killed the mandate. Zimmerman notes that like many such mandates, it was imposed by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. This was the first time elected representatives weighed in on it, and that ended it.

Some other important points he notes that are going overlooked: the fact that this was the first time elected representatives have had a say shows how much power has been usurped by unelected bureaucrats. Those bureaucrats ignored evidence that the mandate was ineffective and imposed a discriminatory policy that violated students’ First Amendment rights and their autonomy over their own bodies. This is also an example of how the excuse of a “medical emergency” has opened the door to many organizations violating laws protecting the privacy of citizens’ medical records. And most importantly, the party line vote shows how this issue has been completely politicized, with decisions based not on science but on politics.

I recommend you read the whole thing, but here’s a quote I have to share in this election year, because he makes the point that only the people can fix this by changing the politicians:

“The six Nevada Democrats who voted for this illogical mandate did so not because they had any facts on their side (which they did not), but because the edict expanded the power of government, and that today is the overriding goal of every Democrat. Crush the opposition, squelch free debate, and twist the law in any way possible to guarantee victory. The voters should have thrown these bums out of office years ago. It is...imperative that they do it now, because there is very little time left. Soon, if these power-hungry Democrats have their way, elections will no longer matter. They will be in control, and will not allow you to remove them.”

Sounds like the perfect response to Chuck Schumer’s balloon juice about ending the filibuster to pass the “Legalize Vote Fraud” bill to “save democracy.”

And a PS from Zimmerman that’s also important:

“Nor are the Republican politicians much better. Too often for decades they have made deals, going along to get along, rather than stand for freedom and smaller government, as they consistently would promise during every single election campaign. The voters need to throw a lot of them out of office as well.”


3.  Elizabeth Holmes is guilty:

Monday, a California jury found one-time billionaire tech star Elizabeth Holmes guilty on three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud against investors. Each count carries a maximum 20-year penalty.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/biden-played-big-role-in-promoting-convicted-fraudster-elizabeth-holmes-and-theranos

Homes co-founded a company called Theranos that claimed to have invented improved technology for doing blood tests. It was praised by many prominent people, and Holmes was compared to Steve Jobs before being accused of bilking investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars while covering up that the company’s technology was actually flawed and unreliable.

The case also has political ramifications, with some media outlets bringing up a visit to Theranos’ headquarters by then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2015. He effusively praised Theranos for its inspiring leadership in health technology.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/biden-played-big-role-in-promoting-convicted-fraudster-elizabeth-holmes-and-theranos

I know it’s an easy target, but I’m not going to pile on Biden for this. I don’t expect him to do an in-depth investigation into every company where he makes a public appearance, and at the time, few suspected that there was anything fishy about Theranos. In fact, a lot of prominent people on both sides of the aisle were duped. If anything, it just shows how important it is to do your due diligence before investing in any company.


4. More Betty White Tributes:

Tributes are still appearing everywhere to beloved TV icon Betty White, who died Friday at 99. She had just taped a tribute to her fans that was to have appeared in theaters on January 17th as part of a 100th birthday celebration movie. It will still appear, but it’s being retooled as a tribute to her life and career.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/betty-white-tribute-fans-10-days-before-death

Also, White’s agent denied a rumor that she died after getting a booster vaccine, saying she died of natural causes and didn’t get a recent shot, and asking people not to politicize her death. On a more positive note, the New York Post reports that the last word she said was, “Allen,” the name of her husband Allen Ludden, who died in 1981. She never remarried, saying she believed they would be together again someday. I believe that, too.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/betty-white-died-natural-causes


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  • Jerry

    01/05/2022 11:20 AM

    With the GOP predicting a Red Wave in Nov. it is stalling to get something corrected today. Most of these GOP members in the Congress are connected to the other side they use the branches to put the public on each side. Trump put the people on the side of the People as the Life of an American was enhanced thru his leadership. America First was not just a slogan it was reality peoples lives were getting better and the GOP was not what I call a huge helper in Trump's efforts I still support Trump however I doubt most of the GOPs members sincerity in make America First or in this case Great Again The GOP must remove a lot of its members before I can support the GOP fully does 19 and 13 GOP members ring a bell?

  • Jerry

    01/05/2022 10:11 AM

    Horray to New York City a wonderful invitation to all criminals to head to New York City to steal rape and most criminal activity hopefully the criminals will leave their communities and get to New York City and start their enterprises street gangs load up the buses and get to New York City nyc is a 5 star city for criminals this public invitation is brought to u by the city DA

  • George Reynolds

    01/05/2022 10:06 AM

    The word in Habaukkuk's day sounds a lot like ours:

    "How long, O LORD, must I call for help? But you do not listen! “Violence is everywhere!” I cry, but you do not come to save. 
    Must I forever see these evil deeds? Why must I watch all this misery? Wherever I look, I see destruction and violence. I am surrounded by people who love to argue and fight. 
    The law has become paralyzed, and there is no justice in the courts. The wicked far outnumber the righteous, so that justice has become perverted." Habakkuk 1:2-4 

  • Jerry

    01/05/2022 09:37 AM

    As Biden addressees the nation I wonder if the network dresses a skeleton and puts a biden mask on the skeleton and puts in a recording of nonsensical statements biden is the fire department that comes after the building is burnt to the ground this imbecile and his collection of fools needs removal at once

  • David F Mayer

    01/05/2022 09:00 AM

    It is such a joy to read REAL and TRUE information on your website, as opposed to the pure propaganda on most of the Main Stream Media. Keep up the good work.

  • Tommy Wienke

    01/05/2022 08:46 AM

    I'd be interested to know why you think the Democrats are so hard pressed to get the filibuster done away with knowing that if the Republicans ever took the majority it would come back to bite them in the butt. Do you think the reason has anything to do with their desire to pass laws to allow them to cheat to such an extent that only the candidates they want in office are ever elected again? That would certainly remove the fear of repercussions from removing the filibuster and losing the majority.
    I personally feel like they've been cheating for decades and this last election was just their masterpiece that they plan to build on. I'm expecting another nationwide crisis (pandemic) right before the next election to ensure the 'vote by mail' continues to disrupt our normal election process.

  • Chelsea Martin

    01/05/2022 01:24 AM

    Regarding that PS from Zimmerman that’s also important - AMEN!

    I predict that if the GOP does not grow a spine - NOW, not in some nebulous "2022" or "2024" half-dream, but right now before the pending election - there will never be another "election" in America again. Neither do I think that there will be an "America." because from what I am given to understand the illegal, unconstitutional federalizing of our elections as a means of ushering in a permanent one-party Marxist-controlled government (see: Cuba, see: Venezuela, see: Soviet Russia, and so forth) would likely result in the type of "insurrection" that the Left claims January 6 was. For many, that's the line in the sand for a "national divorce." If our votes no longer count on account of who counts the votes, if our voices no longer matter, and if the Constitution is tossed aside in the name of globalist progressivism, then we are nothing but slaves to the radical whims of the costal elites and their cabal of unelected bureaucrats. Speaking for myself I will not live as a slave - especially not to the likes of the “I get my way every time, or it’s not fair!” crowd. Bring on Biden's Gestapo.

  • Ann Williams

    01/04/2022 10:31 PM

    It really seems to me that AOC is acting and talking more like a bartender than a Representative. Wasn't that her previous career?

  • joe reynolds

    01/04/2022 08:59 PM

    Betty White appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson many times . Some are on Youtube and are great!!! She will be missed!

  • Paul Kern

    01/04/2022 08:20 PM

    I appreciated your articles today. I think we all know it will be a challenge this next year. Most federal agencies have to go. Controlled by Marxists hired to destroy all. By the end of the year I suspect the military will be for show only as the DOD has decided that CRT is to be the way they will wage war.
    A large number of Republicans in office need to go also.! They consistently rubber stamp what the left wants..
    I also hope the Afghanistan disaster be kept up front. Many of us vets are very angry and lack any trust in the bureaucrats who tell Joe what to say and sign!