Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- National Guard Troops Used As Props
- Kicking Things Off Predictably
- "Whataboutism Updates"
- Day 2 Antics
National Guard Troops Used As Props
By Mike Huckabee
Having served their purpose as security/partisan media prop, thousands of National Guard troops in DC, who were already insulted by having their patriotism questioned and their political views investigated, were kicked out of the Capitol and told to go sleep on the ground in a parking garage with one electrical outlet and one bathroom for 5,000 troops. After a huge public outcry, including from Democrats such as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, they were allowed to move back the next day.
Many are demanding to “get to the bottom of” who is responsible for this unconscionable treatment of our troops, but Matt Vespa at Townhall.com says the answer is obvious, but the media don’t want to report it.
With such disrespectful treatment, it’s no wonder Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is recalling Texas Guard troops immediately, after already threatening never to send them to DC again.
As one Guardsman put it, “Yesterday, dozens of Senators and Congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed.”
I’m sorry to say that I suspect that’s a feeling they’d better get used to. It’s also a feeling that this article in Redstate suggests may be hitting suburban Republicans who voted for Biden because they didn’t like Trump’s personality. They may quickly discover to their regret that good, pro-American policies are more important than mean tweets.
If Trump’s rhetoric was indeed the factor that cost him suburban votes, then it’s all the sadder that he didn’t heed the advice my writer Laura Ainsworth tried to give him way back in September. Reading this article again now, it’s almost scary how prescient it was.
Kicking Things Off Predictably
By Mike Huckabee
The Biden Administration kicked off its tenure in predictable style by changing the official White House website so that it simultaneously claims to stand for science and scientific facts, and also implies that basic biology doesn’t exist.
And that’s not the only assault on logic and clear and correct English that this Administration is undertaking…
As promised (or threatened), President Biden has issued a flurry of executive orders, undoing many of Trump’s policies, and apparently with zero regard for how they’re going to harm America, our allies, and American workers.
Canadian leaders, labor union heads and even many Democrats are furious over his axing of the Keystone Pipeline project, which immediately killed 11,000 union jobs and set the stage for rising fuel prices and re-empowering Russia and OPEC. His immigration “reforms” and cutting of funding for the border wall virtually insure a new massive wave of illegal immigration that will kill American jobs, depress wages and force Americans to pay higher taxes for all the social services they’ll be given. I’ve already written about him trying to rejoin the Paris Climate Accords and the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, which hopefully will be challenged by the Senate or in court, because they’re both clearly treaties that require two-thirds Senate ratification.
I know how angry many Republicans are at Sen. Mitch McConnell right now, but he did hit the nail on the head with his comments yesterday about how Biden is beginning his Administration by immediately hurling America off in the wrong direction, one that is destructive, dangerous, and that most Americans don’t want and didn’t vote for.
By Mike Huckabee
“Whataboutism” Updates: Say, remember when President Trump was denounced by politicians, the media and even some church leaders as a ruthless dictator because officers in DC used tear gas to clear rioters away from historic St. John’s Episcopal Church? They were called “peaceful protesters” who were gassed “without provocation,” even though they burned the church and spent four days attacking Park Service officers with baseball bats, metal poles and glass bottles.
Well, when Antifa rioters pulled the same kind of “peaceful” violence in Portland on Inauguration Day, guess what federal agents, now under the command of President Biden, used to bring them under control? If you guessed tear gas and pepper balls, go to the head of the class. Now, guess how much outrage there was in the media about it.
As I wrote just yesterday, the Antifa thugs think they’re invincible and ungovernable because Democrats let them run riot all year so they could blame their violence on Trump. Now, Trump is gone, Biden is in, and they’re a nuisance that’s outlived its usefulness. I predicted they will quickly learn that they are not “ungovernable,” they are expendable.
“Whataboutism” Part Two: Remember all those months of the media blasting any Republicans who inadvertently mispronounced Kamala Harris’ first name (it’s “Comma-la,” not “Ka-mah-la”) as racists? Well, during the swearing-in ceremony at the Inaugural, guess how Supreme Justice Sonya Sotomayor pronounced it?
Day 2 Antics
By Mike Huckabee
On only his second day as President, Joe Biden snapped at an AP reporter (“Come on, give me a break, man") who asked him a challenging question about how he could possibly keep his campaign promise to distribute 100 million vaccine doses by April. To be fair, it’s been an awfully long time since anyone asked him a challenging question.
Actually, it’s entirely possible that 100 million doses will be distributed by April, but I’m sure nobody in the press corps or the Biden White House would want to admit why. It’s because, as of yesterday, nearly 38 million doses had already been distributed, and 17.5 million have been administered.
That’s because while they were all trashing President Trump’s response to the virus, mocking him for saying a vaccine would be available by the end of 2020, and claiming he had no real response to the disease, he was setting up an unprecedented public-private partnership that created a vaccine in record speed and that was already distributing it well before Biden took office.
And that leads us to our “Fake News of the Day.”
With Biden yanking the US to the left with his flurry of executive orders, it’s nice to know that some things remain reliably unchanged. For instance, Trump may be gone, but CNN is still churning out fake negative stories about him. The latest involves the bogus claim that Trump had literally no COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, which anyone should immediately spot as hooey, since (see above) 38 million doses had been distributed before Biden even took office (reminder: he and Kamala Harris already received them!)
It was sort of a milestone for CNN: an anti-Trump story so transparently false that even CNN’s own hosts admitted they didn’t believe it.
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