October 10, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
Take off your face mask, relax and join me for another great new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! I’ll talk politics with Sen. Lindsay Graham and capitalism with financial guru Charles Mizrahi. You’ll meet the subjects of a stunning new documentary about a radical Islamist whose life changed when he went to Israel and met a Jewish Holocaust survivor. We’ll also have laughs from comedian Ron Pearson, then round it all up with rodeo world champion Tyson Durfey and his wife, country music star Shea Fisher, who will perform her latest release with Tre Corley and the Music City Connection.
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I had hoped that President Trump’s refusal to do the second Presidential debate if it were a “virtual debate” was just a negotiating tactic. I think there need to be debates, and that Trump needs to show he can be less combative and let Joe Biden talk, which causes the most damage to Joe Biden.
The White House even backtracked on Friday and said Trump would appear if it were the original, agreed-upon, in-person format. But the Presidential Debate Commission refused because of Trump’s bout with COVID-19. So it’s definitely off. I assume Trump will hold a rally that night and Biden has scheduled a towhhall on ABC, where he can be “surprised” with questions from “undecided” Biden campaign aides.
I doubt that Trump would still be contagious by next Thursday, so this really pushes the envelope on the Commission’s “overabundance of caution” excuse. I also can’t help wondering, if social distancing and plastic shields really prevent the spread of the virus, why wouldn’t they prevent it at the debate?
And I wonder if the Biden people have considered the message this conveys: we’re choosing someone to take on the toughest job in the world, one that requires strength and stamina. One candidate had the coronavirus, fought it off in four days and is raring to debate. The other barely comes out of his house after 9:30 a.m., always wears a mask, and is afraid to be in the same large auditorium with his rival 15 feet away behind a Plexiglas screen. It makes Joe look as fragile as a dandelion.
The White House isn’t buying the Debate Commission’s excuse that they just couldn’t find TV crews willing to take the risk of being paid to cover one of the biggest events of the year (if kids who stock shelves at Walmart can put on a mask and go to work, why can’t they?) They accuse the Commission of being stacked with Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans, playing “pandemic politics,” and canceling the debate if they can’t cut off Trump’s microphone remotely.
And before anyone calls the Trump people paranoid, one of the most respected Republicans in the world also smells something fishier than a Long John Silver’s franchise.
At least the good news is that we won’t have to sit through a debate “moderated” by a former Joe Biden intern who now claims his Twitter account was hacked when “somebody” used it to send a message to one of the most outspoken Trump critics on how to deal with Trump in the debate.
I’ll finish this with a little history lesson: possibly the most famous political debates in history were between Senate candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. There were nine debates with no moderator. They took turns speaking first, with one talking for 60 minutes uninterrupted, the other talking for 90 minutes, then the first having 30 minutes to respond.
If we had that format today, I think the public would be a lot better informed. Also, I think Trump would be the only candidate who would have no problem speaking for 90 minutes uninterrupted.
A "THEOLOGICAL STATEMENT"
Hillary Clinton claims that Black Lives Matter is a “theological statement.” It gives a good insight into how people on the left have replaced God with radical politics, even Marxist movements that are specifically hostile to God and people of faith.
On the other hand, if she means she wants to classify BLM as a church, I’m all for it. Then Democrat mayors and governors would have no choice but to arrest them for holding outdoor riots of more than 100 people.
WHY DEMOCRATS ARE AT WAR WITH MATH
To refute President Trump’s claim that he passed prison sentencing reform while Obama/Biden did nothing, Joe Biden told an NBC townhall that the previous Administration granted clemency to 18,000 inmates.
Actually, the number was 1,927. Joe might have been thinking of 18,749, which is the number of people who applied for clemency and were denied. Although to be fair, the Party does seem to have adopted a new prison reform policy of never jailing anybody for any reason, other than defending themselves from rioters.
On a related topic, I speculated yesterday on four possible reasons why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was talking about using the 25th Amendment to remove a President for mental or physical infirmities when we’re less than a month away from an election. One reason was that she did believe Biden would win and she needed protocols ready for clearing him out of the way to replace him with Kamala Harris.
You might have thought I was joking or being cynical, but at her Friday press conference, Pelosi insisted, “This is not about President Trump. He will face the judgment of the voters. But he shows the need for us to create a process for future Presidents.”
So good news, Joe! Nancy Pelosi really does believe you’re going to be the future President! Now, the bad news…
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY