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Today's Commentary: Trump-Russia narrative blows up -- NY Times shocked - shocked! - to discover Democrats lie sanctimoniously -- "Let there be light" movie -- Actor Robert Guillaume dies -- Forgetting history -- Jeff Flake retires
If you haven’t checked the news recently, then that explosion you heard in the distance last night was the “Trump Russian collusion” narrative blowing up in the faces of a lot of Democrats and media people. Hillary Clinton (who has been on her “Making You Glad You Voted For Trump” world tour for the past couple of weeks) had barely managed to brush off the growing collusion/cover-up scandal over the Russian purchase of one-fifth of our uranium supply as a lot of discredited baloney when the Spam hit the fan.
That well-known right-wing media mouthpiece, the Washington Post, reported that the notorious “Russian dossier” on Donald Trump – the one compiled by a shady oppo research firm and whose genuine USDA Grade A baloney reportedly was the basis for the Obama Administration wiretapping the Trump campaign and for Robert Mueller’s investigation – was actually paid for by the DNC and a lawyer from Hillary’s own campaign. Last week, the representatives of that firm, Fusion GPS, took the Fifth to keep from telling Congress who had paid them to compile it.
Reactions to the bombshell news ranged ranged from dead silence to denials of any direct knowledge to claims that oppo research is just standard operating procedure in DC. But trying to bring down a presidency by howling for an investigation based on questionable oppo research you secretly paid for yourself is just about as unethical as, say, heading an investigation into a scandal in which you had prior involvement you never revealed or for which your protégé is your chief witness. Or accusing your opponent of colluding with Russia while you were signing off on a business deal with Russia that endangered the world while Russian sources poured over $100 million into your family’s foundation. Or…well, if I keep listing breathtakingly unethical things we’ve seen out of Washington over the past few years, we’ll be here all day.
Better we should spend today watching the latest news to see what more revelations await. It promises to be an interesting day, as prominent figures scurry to cover their rumps and media hounds who have been baying up the Trump collusion tree for the past year try to explain how they completely missed the scent of the sewer that was right under their own feet.
NY Times shocked - shocked! - to discover Democrats lie sanctimoniously
By Mike Huckabee
Two New York Times reporters are shocked that Hillary’s campaign lawyer vigorously denied paying for the sleazy Trump Russian dossier and insisted their sources were wrong. They’re stunned that an attorney representing Hillary Clinton’s campaign “lied with sanctimony.”
Well, of course, he did! Have they not learned by now? Just a spoonful of sanctimony helps the mendacity go down.
"Let there be light" the movie
By Mike Huckabee
If you caught my TBN TV show last weekend, then you saw Kevin and Sam Sorbo talking about their new faith-based film, “Let There Be Light,” which opens nationwide this Friday. I’ve seen the movie and thought it was really terrific. It doesn’t just deliver an inspiring message, it does so in a moving and dramatic way that rivals anything coming out of Hollywood today.
Actor Robert Guillaume dies
By Mike Huckabee
Sympathy and prayers today for the family of actor Robert Guillaume, who died yesterday at home in Los Angeles at 89 after a long battle with prostate cancer. An actor of great dignity and versatility, he was equally adept at drama or comedy, winning an Emmy for playing Benson, the butler smarter than his employer, on “Soap” and his own spin-off, “Benson.” But he also played a wide range of other roles, from voicing Rafiki in “The Lion King” to becoming the first black actor to star as the Phantom onstage in the musical, “Phantom of the Opera.” He had some great observations about acting as a profession and race that you should definitely read at the link.
But over and above his sterling acting resume was something even more important. His wife Donna said, “He kinda went the way everyone wishes they could, surrounded by love and in his sleep,” after spending time with all four of his children. She said, “He was a good father and a good husband. He was a great, great person.” And in the end, that means even more than a shelf full of Emmy and Tony Awards.
By Mike Huckabee
Protesters at the University of Wisconsin-Madison want a disclaimer put on a statue of Abraham Lincoln because “he owned slaves.” In a related story, you might want to rethink getting a history degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jeff Flake retires
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake just became the latest Republican to announce his retirement from the Senate, after only one term. Flake came in with a reputation as one of the House’s solid conservatives; but since joining the Senate, he’s become one of Donald Trump’s most outspoken critics. He bowed out with the type of righteous anti-Trump speech beloved by the Beltway media. Some will praise him for standing on principle, while others will dismiss it as an audition for MSNBC.
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