Morning Edition - September 26

September 26, 2020 | - September 27, 2020

MORNING EDITION

September 26, 2020

By Mike Huckabee

CALLING "A LID FOR THE DAY"

I warned you that you’d better learn the media term “called a lid for the day” (meaning a candidate will have no further comments or events for the rest of the day) because we were hearing it a lot from the Biden campaign. But just to be clear how little time Joe is putting into campaigning, his people have put a lid on the day before noon nine times so far this month, and some of those lids dropped before 9 a.m. I’d say that Trump does more before 9 a.m. than Biden does all day, but for Biden, 9 a.m. IS “all day.”

Now, with major news exploding all around us, Biden has nothing scheduled except a trip to Washington to mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg from now until Tuesday, when the first debate takes place.

Matt Vespa at Townhall.com suggests that this is because they’re panicked that he’ll go off the rails if asked about the blockbuster Senate report on his son Hunter’s financial shenanigans, but seriously, what are the odds that any media outlet he’d talk to would ask him about that? The big liberal news outlets that even mentioned that report presented it not as an in-depth expose of Hunter’s shady influence peddling but as a partisan attack on Biden “without evidence” (Trademark registered.)

The official excuses for Biden spending less time campaigning than Hillary Clinton (and I mean less time than she’s spending NOW) are that he’s “modeling good coronavirus behavior” by not appearing in front of crowds like Trump (I thought the virus didn’t spread in crowds of Democrats who hate Trump) and that he’s “preparing for the debate.”

This was dutifully echoed by his media peanut gallery. But the debate was over five days away when his campaign put a lid on that day, the next day, the weekend and the first two days of next week. Trump is preparing for the debate while dealing with many major issues and campaigning all over the US. In other words, working all day long, like a President has to. Plus, we know what the debate topics will be and that Chris Wallace will ask both candidates to describe their visions for America under their leadership.

If, after 47 years in Washington, 8 years as Vice President and three Presidential runs, Joe Biden can’t tell us off the top of his head what he would do if he became President, then there’s nothing on the top of his head other than hair plugs.

"FAIRLY LIMITED"

Yesterday, President Trump announced a health care executive order protecting coverage of preexisting conditions, providing money for prescription drugs to seniors on Medicare and other benefits. This article...has more details, plus some background by former Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. He explains that Trump's health care orders are "fairly limited" because if he could’ve replaced Obamacare entirely with executive orders, they would have done it back in 2017. Big changes require Congress to enact legislation, and that will require a House that’s more interested in working with the President to help all Americans than in demonizing him for partisan advantage, so vote accordingly.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

We hear a lot of comparisons of the US economy to China and other nations’ economies, but most people don’t have a clear idea of just how those economies stack up to one another. This link…has a couple of charts that make it clear in charts just how big the US economy is compared to the rest of the world (it also makes it clear why, for all their grumbling at the UN, other nations would rather do what Trump says and keep trading with the US than thumb their nose at him and trade with Iran.)

The second chart shows how much various nations’ economies contracted due to the coronavirus lockdown. It proves that while the US took a big hit, in percentage terms, we were far from suffering the worst downturn, as many liberal pundits claim. Seeing how much all those other nations suffered should also serve as a graphic reminder that the economic crisis happened everywhere because China released a virus on the entire world, not because Trump is President of the US.

GREAT POLITICAL CARTOON

The flip-flop in the media that nobody’s talking about.

FROM OUR "VOTER FRAUD IS A RIGHTWING MYTH" FILE

From our “Voter Fraud Is A Rightwing Myth” File: Authorities investigating election issues in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, found nine mail-in military ballots that had been discarded. All nine were votes for Trump.

Skeptics may scoff that it’s “only nine ballots,” but those would be nine US military members who would’ve been disenfranchised from selecting the commander-in-chief who has the power to send them into endess, pointless wars or not, just as every fake vote cast disenfranchises a real voter. Also, we don’t know at this point how many ballots were discarded, only that nine were recovered.

As the linked story notes, this follows a report of three trays of mail, including absentee ballots, being found in a ditch in Wisconsin.

For those who dismiss the Pennsylvania story because it’s “only nine ballots,” we have news that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed 134 felony charges, including election fraud, mail-in ballot fraud and tampering with a government record, against four people in an alleged scheme to steal a Democratic primary election in Gregg County in 2018. In that race, incumbent County Commissioner Shannon Brown was losing to his primary challenger by a handful of votes until mail-in ballots put him five votes ahead, and he went on to be reelected.

Brown is now facing 23 charges with the others filed against three associates. Paxton says the accused engaged in a scheme to swing the election by targeting young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were “disabled,” in most cases without the voters’ knowledge or consent. 239 of those ballots bore the signatures of just five people supposedly helping the voters fill them out. The investigation came after the challenger smelled a rat and sued, noting that over a third of the ballots cast were by mail and 29% claimed to be disabled, which must make Gregg the most disabled county in Texas.

It’s interesting that as the Democrats are denying mail-in vote fraud exists, we keep getting evidence that it does and is largely used by Democrats (ahem…New Jersey!) In this case, it was (allegedly) used by a Democrat to cheat another Democrat out of an election win! You’d think that would at last raise their concerns about voter fraud.

But then it appears Democrats might be getting concerned about their big “everyone vote by mail” push blowing up in their faces, since they’re changing their position faster than Joe Biden has on…well, name any issue. They’ve been pushing hard for universal voting by mail (not requesting an absentee ballot, but just mailing out blank ballots to everyone on the voter rolls, which would flood the nation with easily-falsified ballots (again, see “New Jersey.”) But now, they’re urging their voters to vote in person.

Previously, the cover story fed to the media for why Democrats had to vote by mail was that while the coronavirus doesn’t spread at leftist protests and riots, it’s wildly contagious among people in masks standing six feet apart in orderly polling station lines. But now, there’s a new cover story: if Trump loses to mail-in voters, he might refuse to leave office and institute “fascism,” something he’s never threatened and that is laughable coming from the people who’ve given us masked thugs threatening people with violence if they don’t vow allegiance to the thugs’ political views and vote the way they’re told.

Stacey Lennox at PJ Media suggests a more believable reason for the sudden flip-flop: while Republicans are listening to Trump (and me, I hope!) and planning to vote in person, far more Democrats say they plan to vote by mail. And while that does make voter fraud easier, they suddenly realized that mail-in ballots are far more likely to be disqualified because voters on their own are more likely to fill in the ballots incorrectly.

Naturally, the Biden campaign denies that they’ve never encouraged anyone to vote by any particular method. So the advice to Democrats remains what it has always been: Vote early and vote often.

MADNESS

On his Fox News show Thursday, Tucker Carlson shined a spotlight on how out of control the power-mad enforcers of arbitrary coronavirus “safety” measures have become. It’s obvious that in some jurisdictions, exerting power over certain groups far outweighs any objective standards of safety or any consideration for the Bill of Rights.

At that link is the segment from Carlson’s show, featuring absolutely shocking (in the first case, literally shocking) footage that as he rightly says, makes you question whether we are still living in America.

The first part is a video of a mom in Logan, Ohio, who was watching her son in a sports event when a large cop and a couple of other people, presumably from the school, came over to tell her she was in violation of the state mandate to wear a face mask. She said she has asthma and can’t wear a mask. Besides, the event was outdoors, and she was sitting well away from anyone else in the sparsely-filled bleachers, and the mandate applies only indoors and in places where social-distancing is impossible.

Nevertheless, when she refused to put on a mask or leave, the cop grappled with her, handcuffed her, TASED her (the jolt also shocked a nearby child on the metal bleachers) then forcibly hauled her away under arrest. I don’t know what’s more shocking: the taser, the behavior of the cop and officials, or the fact that so many other Americans just sat there quietly watching this outrage.

Here is more about the story, with a link to the police department’s response. They claim she was not arrested for nor wearing a mask but for criminal trespass, because she refused to leave (note: because she refused to leave a public event where the mask mandate did not apply. Try again.)

I’m normally not a big fan of lawsuits, but I hope she has a real shark lawyer. The same goes for the church in Moscow (as Tucker points out: Idaho, not Russia) where worshippers were handcuffed and arrested for singing hymns at an OUTDOOR worship service.

In what I hope and pray is the start of a new trend that will inspire churches like the one in Idaho, the Capitol Hill Baptist Church has filed a lawsuit against the DC government, arguing that its never-ending ban on gatherings of over 100 people (even outdoors with masks and social distancing) places an impossible burden on the fundamental First Amendment right to freedom of religious expression. The lawsuit points out that DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who refuses to let churches hold services, has given her approval to mass anti-police protests and even appeared among a crowd of tens of thousands of protesters on June 6 and called the event “a wonderful thing.”

The DC church is being represented by the Texas-based First Liberty Institute, which defends religious freedom rights. Click the link if you’d like to learn more and maybe contribute to the legal expenses.

I’m glad to see Americans finally standing up and saying “no more” to this partisan tyranny hiding behind the name of “public safety.” If you can safely attend a protest rally, you can safely attend a worship service. Those who defend the protesters by claiming it’s their First Amendment right might want to read a little further in that Amendment.

This also drives home how vitally important it is that President Trump appoint a Supreme Court Justice who cares about protecting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and that the Senate confirm that person with all possible speed.

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  • Linda Olds

    09/28/2020 08:34 AM

    Great newsletter, especially 'Calling "a lid for the day"'!
    I'm also 'shocked' that people are still being harassed and even arrested for not wearing masks, especially outside.
    Although virus "cases" (the vast majority of which have mild or no symptoms) have gone up and down, hospitalizations and deaths have gone down and stayed down. We just need to protect those most at risk.
    We're keeping kids out of schools, ruining the economy, and turning everyone's lives upside down for what is mostly a mild illness.
    When will it stop? After the election.

  • John Rennier

    09/27/2020 11:25 AM

    Gov Mike;
    Sir, it is quite unfair of you to compare a whirlwind like Trump to Dementia Joe.
    Besides any of us with even 1/2 a brain fully realize Joe Biden is merely a Trojan Horse nominee with Bernie, the AOC puppet & other radical leftists contained partially hidden in the belly of the beast.
    They will become a full part of the Harris administration with Joe Biden as figurehead President at least for a short time. After that with Kamala Harris as President following the eventual resignation of Dementia Joe, the country will be run by committee taking direction from the hidden wealthy Power Brokers much like happened with Obama who was exceptional delivering a teleprompter speech but rather slow witted in person.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/27/2020 10:45 AM

    Lid for a day: why not a Lid for a whole month or 3 weeks for Dems OK
    Use for future races
    OK Dems

  • Vaslav Nijinsky

    09/26/2020 04:24 PM

    Like Jerry, The Penguin, dementia Joe will, ere long, be attired in not only a diaper, but his bib and pacifier, before being put down in his playpen for his daily day-long nap promptly at 9 AM. The delightful thing about senility is one gets to be a toddler twice in life; a nice set of bookends with nothing in between them but empty space.

  • Randy Whitehead

    09/26/2020 04:12 PM

    Where can I find the Saturday show line up. I thought it was on you website. Thanks!

  • Randy Mathews

    09/26/2020 03:25 PM

    I was watching videos of Dan Bogino and Mike Huckabee on Facebook when screen went black when Biden was mentioned. You are being censored

  • Jerry Korba

    09/26/2020 02:36 PM

    No one is perfect most people get it America is not perfect what matters is that our country and its people do a lot more good than bad I believe the people on the Right the Conservative do a lot of good for themselves and others our President although not perfect does so much good for the American as he can. The Leftist, Communist will do what it can to self serve itself and destroy what is good and they come close to being perfect at that. What have they done to make America Great? My definition of Great is building Business that makes Life easier and happier, Great is dining out without a punk or thug interrupting you, Great is Peace, Law and Order, Great is owning a single family home with a vehicle or two Great is people helping people achieve that, Great is talking to your creator with 1000s of others together; so when you hear MAGA that's what it is all about. Please for Greatness sake vote Trump and his ticket. Paid for by every decent American and every walkaway Democrat. Be Happy

  • Rose Carender

    09/26/2020 12:36 PM

    One thing I learned from taking care of a dementia patient is that their thinking process is clearer in the mornings. As the day goes on, it seems like their mind melts. That is why they are putting a lid on Biden at 9:00 am. Also, some can speak but have difficulty answering questions because they cannot understand a question. During the debate, President Trump needs to throw a question or two to Biden. It will frustrate Biden to no end.

  • Floyd A Unger

    09/26/2020 12:12 PM

    Thank you

  • Stephen Spencer

    09/26/2020 11:38 AM

    Why I am not getting the daily Bible verse of the day like I was until recently?

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    09/26/2020 11:03 AM

    Living in Idaho, sadly we have a Governor that apparently thinks we're New York and treats the citizens accordingly with bureaucratic measures. A lady in Rathdrum was arrested for having a yard sale. A mother in Meridian was arrested for having her child play at a public park. Now the arrest of church members in Moscow. I have a new name for our governor that is afraid to allow citizens to live freely; Gov. "Chicken" Little.

    For all you folks that want to move here from, oh say.....California. Stay put where taxes are low, housing is dirt cheap, and you have a level headed governor that always has your best interest at heart (liberals; that is sarcasm).

  • David Berry

    09/26/2020 11:00 AM

    We need to make a list of ideas for Trump for the debates.
    I think, at the beginning only, Trump should act compassionately and treat Biden and the old, demented man that he is. Even offering Biden some of his time to answer questions that Biden doesn't (want to) answer.

  • Anne Turner

    09/26/2020 10:47 AM

    Hunter Biden
    Accusations of sexual harassment
    Flip flopping from previous opinion
    Previous racial discrimination stances
    Possible cognitive slowness
    Kamala’s very left voting
    Plagiarism
    Low energy
    Lack of interest in campaigning
    Alignment with every far left wing thought, or not, depending on the day
    Liberal. - bottom line is they don’t care. He’s not Donald Trump, the only thing that matters


  • tom jeffs

    09/26/2020 09:06 AM

    QUOTE: It’s interesting that as the Democrats are denying mail-in vote fraud exists, we keep getting evidence that it does and is largely used by Democrats (ahem…New Jersey!) In this case, it was (allegedly) used by a Democrat to cheat another Democrat out of an election win! You’d think that would at last raise their concerns about voter fraud. UNQUOTE - - - - - - -

    END RESULT IS THERE WILL BE A RE-RUN OF THE ENTIRE PROCESS ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    imagine this on a federal level . . . . . . .

  • William Fuhrer

    09/26/2020 09:03 AM

    Business owner's should all know that Socialism economics is VOODOO ECONOMICS. So why do so many threaten to vote against President Trump

  • Don

    09/26/2020 07:55 AM

    The ASSAULT against the mom in Logan Ohio at the stadium should cause legal actions against this type behaviour by an overpowering , large male against a small helpless female.. The brutish action of the resource officer was casually watched by ALL in the stadium and NOBODY helped her, had this been done to a black female by a white resource officer there would be an outcry heard world wide... what country are we living in..