Evening Edition - August 22

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August 22, 2019

Any military leader will tell you that if you are heading into a battle, one trait you hope the other side possesses is predictability.  So if you think of the coming Presidential election as a battle, then you can see how blessed Trump is that his opponents never know what he will say or do next, but they are predictable as a cuckoo clock and as easy to play as a kazoo. 

The latest example started when Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were banned from visiting Israel after it was discovered they’d let a notorious anti-Semitic group plan their trip and they intended to use the visit to incite anti-Israel unrest and propaganda with Palestinian Authority leaders and promote the odious BDS movement.  An earlier generation of Democratic leaders would have taken them to the woodshed, but predictably, today’s Democrats rallied to defend the indefensible and even talked of taking measures to punish Israel for not letting the snakes into their own garden. 

Relying on his opponents’ predictability, Trump goaded them into doubling down by doing what nobody would expect of a sitting President: he openly slammed Tlaib and Omar, talked about all the things he’d done that have made him the most pro-Israel President ever, then took it further, questioning why Jews support Democrats, and adding, “In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you’re being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel. And only weak people would say anything other than that.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-voting-dems-disloyal-israel-jewish-people/

The Democrats’ reaction was (say it with me) predictable.  They went ballistic, calling Trump a dictator and comparing him to Hitler.  Because who’s more famous for defending Jews from attack than Hitler?  I know, it makes absolutely no sense, but Trump knows that they’ve been calling Republicans “Hitler,” “Nazi” and “fascist” for so long that they now do it from force of habit, even when it couldn’t possibly be less appropriate.

Note that nowhere in that response was anything defending Israel or repudiating the hateful rhetoric of Omar and Tlaib, or explaining why Jews should keep voting for Democrats. It was just an unhinged attack on Trump that included their least convincing comparison of a Republican to Hitler so far.  Maybe that demonstration of where their true inclinations lie will actually convince some Jewish voters who traditionally support liberals to stop and think for a moment and ask themselves why they’re supporting people who keep doubling down on defending blatant anti-Semites who proudly align themselves with the sworn enemies of Israel?

And to any media figures who will try to write off Trump’s comments as just unstable and erratic ad-libbing, note that the story says he made similar comments two days in a row. That’s not ad-libbing.  That’s laying a very deliberate trap and knowing your opponent is going to be predictable enough to charge headfirst into it. 

 

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A Huck’s Hero salute to Ben McCoy, an employee of Fat Boys Bar and Grill in Coweta County, Georgia, whose bravery (and rifle) very likely prevented a mass shooting early Saturday morning. Police say Kevintez Mathewis became enraged after being ejected from the bar by security.  McCoy, who was outside the bar at the time, spotted Mathewis rushing back toward the bar with a pistol in hand. He quickly grabbed his rifle from his vehicle and distracted Mathewis. 

Dramatic surveillance video captured Mathewis firing multiple shots at McCoy, who, contrary to the liberal narrative, didn’t panic and start shooting wildly.  He held his fire, even after being struck by “numerous” bullets, but he distracted Mathewis away from the bar until he panicked and fled. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/good-guy-gun-distracts-gunman-shot-multiple-times-averting-potential-mass-shooting/

This is not the way that liberals tell us such incidents go – in fact, they claim statistics show the “good guy with a gun ending a mass shooting” narrative seldom happens.  But that’s because when an armed good guy like Ben McCoy is on the scene, the attack doesn’t last long enough to become a mass shooting statistic.   

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The Trump Administration is reportedly considering an executive order that would allow state and local governments to refuse to let the federal government resettle refugees there if locals object.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-admin-considering-policy-allows-states-cities-say-refugee-placement-report/

Trump also casually let it drop that he’s considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship, or the granting of automatic US citizenship to any baby born on US soil, regardless of its parents’ nationality.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-declares-looking-executive-order-end-birthright-citizenship/

There is some question as to whether the President has the power to change birthright citizenship, which you can learn more about at the link.

Frankly, I don’t know if either proposal is serious or will ever come to anything.  But simply by suggesting both, Trump goaded the left into explosive reactions, making them loudly and forcefully defend birthright citizenship and forcing refugees onto local communities against their will.  For Trump, getting Democrats to fly into a frenzy that illustrates just what they are is as easy as tossing chum into a shark tank. 

 

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Despite the fevered attempts by Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) to gin up a recession before the 2020 election (or at least to convince voters there is one), some financial experts refuse to play along.  So far, the talk of signs of a coming recession has centered on the bond market’s “inverted yield curve,” which happened briefly last week, then reversed itself.  But Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Puzder and Harvard Business School student Jon Hartley just published a study that suggests the economy is stronger than we’re being told.

https://www.westernjournal.com/hermancain/business-leader-explains-despite-left-medias-hysterics-no-recession-appears-imminent/

The CEO of Bank of America also thinks the recession chatter is overblown.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bank-of-americas-ceo-has-one-simple-reason-why-he-doesnt-see-a-recession-looming-2019-08-21

Homebuyers aren’t feeling too recessionary, either.

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/us-existing-home-sales-increase-5-month-high-recession-implication-2019-8-1028463924

And Credit Suisse created a “recession dashboard” with seven economic indicators from every recession dating back to 1973.  In previous recessions, virtually all were trending downward.  Currently, the bond yield curve is the only one looking recessionary.  Two others are neutral, and the other four-point toward expansion. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/20/a-recession-dashboard-from-credit-suisse-indicates-the-economy-is-nowhere-near-a-recession.html

The bottom line is that there is no evidence that the US economy is on the brink of a recession.  But there is plenty of evidence that if a recession doesn’t arrive before 2020, there will a very deep depression at CNN and MSNBC. 

 

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  • Robert Carter

    08/27/2019 04:45 PM

    As I noted before, "consistency", as in the Bible means God doesn't change on His principles, and neither should our leadership on priciple-based issues.
    Again, nothing gains respect of principled people more than good statesmanship, regardless of the adversary's tactics. That doesn't mean we can't lay traps for them, but we should make it clear that if they want to respond in un-American ways, we'll be happy to note it, publicly (then say 'I told you so' - noting the announcement event, and then the offensive event, as MRC does so well).

  • Fred Davis

    08/25/2019 04:05 PM

    I believe Christians need to be praying that God will reveal truth and expose lies and liars.

  • Andrea Kidd

    08/23/2019 02:47 PM

    In reference to Jerry at 8:06am re barking dogs. Our German Shepherd, Eva Grace, has a horribly LOUD annoying habit of hysterically whining and barking at every single dog that walks down our street. I finally figured out why she becomes so unhinged...she knows she is NOT GOING ANYWHERE! Try as I may, there is absolutely no reasoning with her. She continues to bark and whine-just a bunch of LOUD NOISE! ;-)

  • rodney Burke

    08/23/2019 01:19 PM

    no wonder dems candidates are dropping out like flies. I just love it when DT plays them like a fiddle and they like the lemmings they are, fall for it every time.. Yeah, I know we need a good laugh periodically, so I encourage him to keep it up. We conservatives DO have a sense of humor, it needs to be tickled on a regular basis at the pathetic libs who are nothing more than communists bent on the destruction of America. Isn't there a term for that? Isn't there also a punishment?

  • Wayne Roberts

    08/23/2019 09:39 AM

    Way to go Mike, keep telling it like it is! Help Trump dig a big deep hole for the Demos to fall in to.

  • Andrea Kidd

    08/23/2019 08:11 AM

    So happy to see beautiful Sarah will be joining Fox News. Looking forward to hearing her speak wisdom , discernment and insight into the events, situations and circumstances surrounding our country. She is the “T.P.”-the Total Package!

  • Jerry

    08/23/2019 08:06 AM

    I have commented about how ignorant the talking points the Left barked out earlier this year then changed my opinion. I took the bait and got mad at how stupid they are a few months ago that all changed for me I encouraged them to talk more the more they talked the more they drove some of their base away from the now Socialist ;;even the past democrats have finally figured out how stupid they are so my advice to the Socialists keep barking just like a barking dog people will want you to shut up or take a different approach, to you keep barking Socialists I endorse it keep barking all the free stuff till all you have left is the hobo vote.

  • Sally Glenn

    08/23/2019 05:34 AM

    Like the article a lot, but that last sentence is the very very best!

  • Shelley Jordan

    08/23/2019 02:49 AM

    Thank you Mike for all of the great detailed writing that shows why Trump's actions are so great and how the Democrats actions or reactions are so obvious and complete nonsense. Unfortunately, we have too many voters that are clueless and believe the media that promotes the nonsense. So ?? Hmm, what will Trump do next?

  • Ron Diggs

    08/23/2019 01:10 AM

    The proposed Greenland deal is visionary and makes good sense. A land of strategic importance as well as, rich in important resources. We need to support President Trump in this one.

  • Nancy Isaacson

    08/23/2019 12:57 AM

    Problem: Our nation has lost its moral compass and common sense. Our nation's future will be determined by the results of the 2020 elections. Our goal is to MOTIVATE low turnout Christians to register and vote. Then unite and educate the deceived and disillusioned. We will share common sense and the history writings of our forefathers. See the book: Jesus was is involved in
    Politics, by Neil Mammen, and David Barton's DVD, Pastors & Christians that we will use to educate. This is about to happen in Roseburg OR and we urge others to do the same in their respective communities.

  • Emma Gifford

    08/23/2019 12:16 AM

    Can we start paying politicians on a merit (performance)basis?

  • Carl Smith

    08/23/2019 12:02 AM

    Trump chumming the waters is a delayed take on my original thoughts of throwing out Rabbits for the media to chase. They Fall for it every time and it only makes them more anti Trump than being so wrong about the election. The problem is many so called conservative Journalist also take the bait. I think moving the bulk of Govt. to Mid America could solve most of these problems. Make the Lobbyist have to spread the wealth and make the media move out of their comfort zones in DC and NYC. Imagine having to find a New Watering Hole in Kansas to swap talking points?

  • Toni DeFronzo

    08/22/2019 11:10 PM

    Your Huck’s Hero Salute reminded me of a situation in Texas, that happened this wk:

    A big crook tried to rob a 7-11.

    Officials reported that the clerk said he grabbed a rope and tied the suspect up until police arrived. The clerk told reporters that he is a cowboy from West Texas.

    Police said the suspect was tied up so tight, they had to use a knife to cut him out.

    The clerk suffered minor injuries during the scuffle and was treated at the scene.

  • Diane DeLallo

    08/22/2019 08:00 PM

    Wishing you would make your articles forwardable.
    Sometimes I would like to share.

  • Dr. Jerome Fridmann

    08/22/2019 06:58 PM

    Sir. I am reading your "evening edition" on a regular basis....I feel a kinship , a kind of a soul mate.
    With Ur intelect sir, u fill most of the political voids in my limited vista of today's world.
    Kudos to !!!!
    JF

  • william fuhrer

    08/22/2019 06:18 PM

    Wonder if any Democrats have BUYERS REMORSE concerning the RADICALS

  • Patrick Vye

    08/22/2019 06:03 PM

    'Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.' With due respect, Reverend Huckabee, your silence is deafening on the most critical topic of the day.

    https://www.salon.com/2019/08/22/evangelicals-told-trump-he-was-chosen-by-god-now-he-says-it-himself/

  • albert Behrens

    08/22/2019 05:57 PM

    Excellent!

  • Barbara Huffaker

    08/22/2019 05:52 PM

    No one tells it like you do and I am very grateful?

  • Topper Baker

    08/22/2019 05:49 PM

    I am so glad and happy at Israel's response to radical anti Jewish democrats in America. Keep it up, Israel. Your first duty is to the safety of your people. Too bad democrats in America don't feel that way about their citizens.

  • Tom Rutledge

    08/22/2019 05:47 PM

    President Trump throws a grenade and watches as the crazy dems all jump on it.

  • Ronald Besse

    08/22/2019 05:39 PM

    A Trump supporter from the beginning but it has gotten to the point that I want him to win just to see and hear all of the negative network people, MSM, CNN, and MSNBC go bonkers.

  • Dennis Huckabee

    08/22/2019 05:36 PM

    On one of the many evening readings,was a man on a ad wrote the book”The Death Of Money” which I bought!Talking about the de-valuing of the US Dollar!No -Recession you say,How true is the story written by this Man!Do we have foreign countries want to make the market better for them?By reducing our mighty dollar worth,only to perpetuate their gains!

  • Robbie Mize

    08/22/2019 05:34 PM

    You nailed it as usual. Thanks for keeping us informed. Oh, and may I add I am happy to know I will be seeing Sarah again in her new role on Fox.