July 25, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
I’m afraid you’d riot…sorry: “peacefully protest”…if there weren’t a new “Huckabee” on TBN this weekend. But never fear, we’ve got another great show all lined up! We’ll cover the biggest issues in the news right now with DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, and Dr. David Samadi on what you’re not being told about COVID-19. You’ll meet a Huck’s Hero who’s helping the people who help others. Sen. Marsha Blackburn will tell us about her great new book that teaches kids about an important chapter in American history. We’ll also have music from the ground-breaking bluegrass band Appalachian Roadshow, as well as a very special visit with one of its members that will inspire you and touch your heart.
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CANCEL CULTURE HITS AT THE MILITARY AND THE CAPITOL
This week, after demanding the renaming of military bases, streets and schools named after anyone connected to the Confederacy, the House passed a Nancy Pelosi-supported measure to remove from the Capitol statues of historical figures who supported the Confederacy (because censoring history insures that it will never be repeated.) The very next day, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert offered a similar resolution. It would require removing from the House and all connected buildings any items that name any political party or organization that supported slavery. That means scrubbing the Capitol of all references to the Democratic Party.
Rep. Gohmert said, “Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan.”
He went on, “Whether it be supporting the most vile forms of racism or actively working against Civil Rights legislation, Democrats in this country perpetuated these abhorrent forms of discrimination and violence practically since their party’s inception. To avoid triggering innocent bystanders by the racist past of the Democratic Party, I would suggest they change their name. That is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur.”
You might think this is just a political stunt, but one of the racist Democrats Gohmert cited, President Woodrow Wilson, the father of “progressivism,” was stunningly racist. He praised the KKK-glorifying silent film “The Birth of a Nation” and showed it in the White House, and he resegregated government positions after they’d already been desegregated. Last month, Princeton voted to remove his name from their public policy building because of complaints about his racism.
So before you file this story under “Turnabout is fair play,” I’d argue it’s more correctly classified under “It’s funny because it’s true.”
In a related story, while it’s hard to keep up with all the crazy-to-incoherent things that Joe Biden says, I can’t let this one pass unnoticed. Because Trump referred to the coronavirus, which came from China and plagued the world because of China’s dishonesty, as the “China plague,” Biden claimed that makes him not only a horrible racist, but the first racist ever to be elected President. Biden said, “No sitting President has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican President has done this. No Democratic President. We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed, they’ve tried to get elected President. He’s the first one that has.”
At the link, Tyler O’Neil offers some pretty solid evidence that Trump isn’t a racist, but even if he were, he lists eight previous Presidents who were far worse racists, including Wilson, Andrew Jackson (who sent Native Americans on the Trail of Tears), Lyndon Johnson (who wiretapped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and called blacks by the “N-word”) and Franklin Roosevelt (who put Japanese-Americans in internment camps.) Why, yes, they were all Democrats.
Even among black liberals who hate Trump and think he is a racist, Biden’s comment was deemed to be stunningly, offensively ignorant. So he really does know how to bring both sides together.
Some of today’s news stories are such perfect metaphors, it’s almost as if they were dreamed up by political cartoonists to make a point.
For instance, I would never make fun of anyone who took on the pressure and risk of throwing out the first pitch of the long-delayed Major League Baseball season. I’m sure I’d have the jitters, too. But honestly, could there be a better metaphor for his handling of the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus crisis than Dr. Anthony Fauci taking the mound in front of the entire world and whiffing the ball into the dirt, a good 20 feet from the target?
Speaking of baseball, Fox Sports announced that it will use advanced CGI graphics to fill the empty stands with thousands of “virtual fans.” With all the anti-American, anti-police, far-left virtual signaling that pro sports leagues plan to force on fans, this is the perfect metaphor for what they might have to do from now on, virus or not. They might want to start working on a way to create millions of virtual fans to watch it at home.
Finally, even the Babylon Bee couldn’t come up with anything funnier than the Washington Redskins announcing they will be now known as the “Washington Football Team.”
They’re also changing their uniforms, but how could they not have thought of making them all white with generic black text, like football player versions of house brand cans of beans?
Of course, “Washington Football Team” is just temporary, until they think of a name that won’t offend anybody. Good luck with that!! We already have whiners demanding that the ‘49ers change their name because California gold miners oppressed Native Americans and stole their sacred land, and that the Chiefs change their name because it’s somehow offense to Native Americans (naturally, there’s a Salon.com article arguing for both, but I refuse to link to it.) How long will it be before Norwegians are complaining they’re offended by the Vikings?
Ed Driscoll at Instapundit notes that the old, funny “Saturday Night Live” predicted this back in 1979 with a parody of the high school football TV series “The White Shadow” in which the cross-town rival team was called “The Visitors.” Driscoll predicts that soon, every team will be called the (Insert Town) Football Team, and whoever they’re playing will be the (Insert Town) Visitors.
Our pop culture guru Pat Reeder reminds me that the PC madness of 2020 was predicted even 25 years earlier by the late, great satirist Stan Freberg. He did sketches in the 1950s in which obvious ethnic stereotypes like Mexican banditos would declare, “We’re Swiss. That way, we don’t offend nobody!” Of course, today, the Swiss would probably complain that they’re offended. That’s why it’s so hard to write satire: now, it’s just the news.
CNN Democratic spokesmen Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon attempted to mock President Trump for taking a mental acuity test that he said he aced, claiming it looked like something for middle school students. Then they made the mistake of trying to take it themselves. Both proved incapable of identifying a drawing of the shape of a rhinoceros. Cuomo thought it was a hippo, and Lemon called it an elephant. Lemon’s excuse was that he was looking at it backwards, because a rhino backwards looks just like an elephant. Well, maybe if you're a middle schooler.
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