Evening Edition - December 18

December 18, 2019 |

Rep. Eric Swalwell apparently thinks that for Presidents he doesn’t support, the Fifth Amendment doesn’t exist and they’re guilty until they prove themselves innocent. But then, you already knew this guy was full of hot gas.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/eric-swalwell-sparks-controversy-by-saying-if-trump-refuses-to-send-witnesses-we-can-only-conclude-that-youre-guilty

 

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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page turned to the friendly environs of MSNBC’s "Rachel Maddow Show" to give an interview in which she claimed that everything we know is wrong.  That text about an “insurance policy” in case Trump got elected was merely an “analogy.” And that text from her lover/FBI colleague Peter Strzok that "we won't allow" Trump to get elected? Why, that was merely the "collective 'we'" as in "like-minded, thoughtful, sensible people who were not going to vote this person into office."

https://www.foxnews.com/media/lisa-page-insurance-policy-trump-rachel-maddow

So if you want a good example of why Inspector General Horowitz couldn’t state that political bias played a part in the targeting of Trump and his people, here it is. Without the power to subpoena and compel testimony and other prosecutorial powers, he actually had to give credence to any exculpatory excuse that was offered, no matter how badly it insults our intelligence.  And by “our,” I mean the collective “our,” as in “all like-minded, thoughtful, sensible people.”

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During Tuesday’s House Rules Committee (yes, this House actually still has one of those) hearing on how to handle impeachment, Alabama Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne offered an amendment stating that under the same standards set forth here, both President Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder should have been impeached.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/17/byrne-offers-amendment-trump-impeachment-rules-obama-holder-should-impeached/

If you recall, they defied a subpoena by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that was investigating the Fast and Furious scandal, the idiotic ATF scheme to send taxpayer-purchased guns into Mexico so they could be tracked (they quickly lost track of the guns, which ended up in the hands of drug gangsters who killed dozens of Mexican citizens and American Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.)  Holder’s refusal to cooperate got him held in contempt of Congress, but both he and Obama blithely went on in their jobs. 

Amid all the hypocritical and sanctimonious speechifying by Democrats recently, one of the most galling has been Holder’s attacks on Attorney General Bill Barr, accusing him of not being worthy of the office and acting as if he’s Trump’s protector rather than an objective enforcer of the law.  Never forget that this comes from an Attorney General who defied a House subpoena to cover up a scandal in which many people died because of his Administration’s bad judgement and incompetence, who was actually held in contempt of Congress, and who proudly gave himself the nickname, “Obama’s wingman.”  

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/eric-holder-who-once-called-himself-obamas-wingman-calls-out-barr-for-being-controlled-by-trump

 

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Joe Biden put out a new attack ad on President Trump that’s being criticized on a number of levels, including having what one political analyst called “one of the worst slogans I’ve ever heard in a commercial.”  It’s “I will not let Donald Trump be President.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/joe-biden-campaign-ad-2020-president-trump

The pundit said it reinforces the image that Democrats are trying to take away the voters’ right to decide who will be President.  I’ll also add two more problems: It suggests that Joe doesn’t know Trump already is President, which plays into his reputation for befuddlement (if he didn’t hear that Trump replaced Obama as President, he should have least noticed the difference from all the new jobs.)

And of course, the other reason it’s a terrible slogan for Joe Biden is that it’s a pile of malarkey. 

On a related note, Joe recently said something that would actually make an even worse slogan.  As the Washington Examiner put, “Father of Hunter Biden says no one wants their kids to grow up to be like President Trump."

https://freebeacon.com/politics/father-of-hunter-biden-says-no-one-wants-their-kids-to-grow-up-to-be-like-president-trump/

 

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A CNN legal analyst (i.e., someone who passes for an expert on the law on CNN) was, like many other liberals, apparently shocked and outraged that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch gave an interview to Fox News to promote his new book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It.” 

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6116439991001#sp=show-clips

She tweeted incredulously, “Uh, why is a Supreme Court Justice doing a TV interview?”

https://freebeacon.com/politics/cnn-legal-analyst-asks-why-justice-gorsuch-is-doing-a-tv-interview/

At the link are some of the many occasions in recent years when SCOTUS Justices gave TV interviews, including Gorsuch, just three months ago with…CNN. If she doesn’t watch her own channel (and granted, I fully understand if she doesn’t), you’d think she would have at least seen Sonya Sotomayor plugging her own book within the past year on both “The Daily Show” and “Late Night with Stephen Colbert.”  I assumed those shows were what CNN analysts watched to learn about the news. 

 

 

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Your Wednesday dollop of fake news, this time courtesy of the BBC.  The British Broadcasting Corporation, taking a cue from their American colleagues, wrote a headline that falsely implied President Trump denies the Armenian genocide.

https://www.westernjournal.com/bbcs-wildly-misleading-headline-smears-trump-fabricating-genocide-comment-never-made/

As you can see from the full Trump quote, he made it clear that the US condemns “one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century, when one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire.”  It’s true that he didn’t use the term “genocide,” likely because Turkey has threatened to close our military bases and radar stations there if we do, but that’s the same policy that was in effect under Obama, whom I do not recall being denounced as a genocide denier. 

You’d think the BBC might want to engage in some self-reflection and spend a little less time slamming Trump and a little more thinking about how they grew so out of touch with their own nation’s people that they became a mouthpiece for arrogant leftist elites and never saw the electoral tornado heading their way last week. I hope their weather forecasts are more reliable than their political news. 

 

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The recent shooting at a Jewish supermarket in Jersey City is only the latest incident in a rising wave of Anti-Semitism. As noted at the link, attacks on Jews now account for 58% of all religious-based hate crimes.  Almost as disturbing is the fact that some people who claim to be defenders of tolerance are finding ways to excuse the attackers and blame the victims.  This Instapundit post has a round-up of the latest on this subject, including some shocking comments from a Jersey City official.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/351803

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I confess that I’m baffled as to who Nike thinks its customer base is, but after elevating to icon status the most polarizing figure in the NFL, the man who almost singlehandedly has destroyed fan loyalty and TV viewership, they’re now bringing out a line of shoes with Colin Kaepernick’s face on them and the date “8/14/16” to commemorate the day he first took a knee during the National Anthem.

https://www.westernjournal.com/nikes-new-kaepernick-shoes-specifically-celebrate-day-first-knelt-anthem/

If Reebok would like to clean up, might I suggest that they market a line of shoes with “12/13/19” on them? That’s the date when commissioner Roger Goodell stated that the NFL had “moved on” from Colin Kaepernick.  I’d happily buy a pair of those.  I bet they’d be really comfortable when standing at attention through even the longest rendition of the National Anthem.

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Food for Thought: 

Dennis Prager on the left’s ongoing aggressive war on Christmas that we’re letting them win, even as they mock us for believing that it exists.  

https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2019/12/17/why-the-left-doesnt-like-christmas-n2558112

And J.B. Shurk at American Thinker reminds of that all of the past few years of partisan divisiveness, anger, Deep State treachery, erosion of trust in elections, media malpractice, false accusations, squandered time and wasted  investigative tax dollars are traceable to the corruption and bitter, frustrated sense of entitlement of one person. And she’s now going around lecturing the rest of us about our ethical shortcomings and pondering a third run for President.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/our_russia_collusion_nightmare_all_hillarys_fault.html

Is there such a thing as a preemptive impeachment vote?

 

 

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  • Nap Gas Dieu Hoa Tai Bac Tu Liem

    12/20/2019 10:31 AM

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  • Geraldine Tinnin

    12/20/2019 09:40 AM

    I’m thinking Lisa Page is making the rounds on the MSM propaganda shows to raise $$ for her legal defense.

  • David Redcay

    12/19/2019 07:48 PM

    This should pretty much wrap it up for the demonrat party. 2020 they will lose, 2021 the demonrat party will be broke, 2022 they will b gone, and not missed.

  • Chris Durbin

    12/19/2019 06:00 PM

    Mike,

    I know I could read the articles and find out, but I would rather ask. If the House of Rep's has the responsibility to impeach the president and then are supposed to notify the Senate, why is the Senate waiting to conduct the trial. Did not the House of Rep's notify the Senate when they took a vote on national television and announced the results? I am not a lawyer and never played one on television, and I did not sleep at a Holiday Inn last night. I am still able to say with complete certainty that the House of Rep's impeached the president, as have the newspapers, internet, and tv outlets. Get it done and let's go on. Can you get your legal guys to check that out for Senator Mitch to consider. If nothing else, it might cause Senator Nancy to have a total breakdown (Just kidding)

  • Doug Moon

    12/19/2019 01:39 PM

    "Is there such a thing as a preemptive impeachment vote?"
    ...pretty sure that was the operational theory that the Democrats and the media(but I repeat myself) have functioned from since 2016.

  • Lynn Miller

    12/19/2019 08:26 AM

    The Leftist mainstream media complaining about Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch giving interviews for his book is LAUGHABLE. I guess only RBG gets to do interviews. Every topic in modern culture... finds the Dems supporting something if Dems do it, and denouncing and condemning the same action if a conservative, Constitutionalist, Republican or Christian is doing the same thing. PHONY, FAKE, HYPOCRITICAL... there are just so many negatives associated with the DNC now for me. Hope lost of Dems #Walk Away.

  • Patricia Marseglia

    12/19/2019 07:18 AM

    Rashis Tlabib. The new leader of the house. She outfoxed Pelosi; bad mouthing Trump but voting "present".
    Even Maxine Waters is better than that; she hates Trump and votes against him.
    Amazing.
    It takes a woman to defeat a woman. Go Sarah! See Matthew Nolan torahforthetribes; into to Rev part II: the agenda; socialism, communism.

  • Simon Templar

    12/19/2019 03:42 AM

    After the day of Pearl Harbor attack, this day of December 18, 2019 will go in history as another day of infamy, when a horde of Evil impeached President Donald Trump, who, together with Ronald Reagan, are the greatest Presidents of modern United States of America.

  • Dusty

    12/19/2019 01:23 AM

    Saw the interview per Gorsuch and what a wonderful smart man he is. Nothing that he said the gave away what he believed per his job as a justice. CNN is a fake and I stopped watching totally during Pres Trumps campaign . They are beyond belief on the things they say on there and their many lying host?
    Gov tell the President not to write another word to any of the Demos. Pelosi is a clown per her botoxed, pray for me face and this whole scam of they were to wear black per they were so upset to have to do this Impeach Pres Trump. Who do they think they are kidding? Pres needs to take a deep breath and ignore these idiots they are not worth it? Totally nuts and we know this and we know the truth on the Ukraine. I saw all of Glenn Becks 3 specials and he has the evidence on the whole attack of many in the Ukraine on Pres Trump. VP Biden is lying and so is his son and trying to find out who paid his salary after we gave them billions was his salary part of our TAX dollars? Nike what a company I will never buy another item of theirs? Give this kind of credit to Kapernick and his on knee? Go to the poor black communities like in Baltimore and show what can be done to help these people . Stop using the media bring in the players and their millions to help these kids there who need someone to look up to. Stop the racism talk has to end being used by others to control. We in this country are all kinds of nationalities not just black or Hispanic or any other but Americans now or we are going to be our own worst enemies that someone has created ASK WHY?

  • Jerry

    12/19/2019 12:28 AM

    Another day of taxpayer money wasted on Capitol Hill One way to stop The waste and destructive Constitution behavior is to make the party that brings Impeachment pay for all resources till the Impeachment is justified that will require minimum of 6 months of hourly expenses with the first 6 months paid in advance any expense you will be billed hourly for every lawyer clerk facility House and Senate and President members along with the Judges and the expenses per diem for witnesses housing and transportation and paid wages for replacements all based on the history of the party's bank account one account only one that goes back 5 years. Thats a starter.

  • donna robinson

    12/19/2019 12:27 AM

    Can you please explain what is the difference between what the Hillary/Obama operatives did to Trump and what Nixon did to the DNC ? Aside from the fact that most of Hillary's shenanigans were using the technology available today -- illegal spying on and lying about another campaign is still illegal is it not ? Seems like the "election-rigging" -- if there was any -- was done by the Dems and their co-operatives in the FBI, etc. and not some mind games by Russia. As if the American public is dumb enough to believe what Russia supposedly said -- Oh, I forgot -- the Dems are that dumb -- they believe everything the internet feeds them w/o checking for truth b/c the truth does not fit into their agenda !

  • Garry Snow

    12/19/2019 12:26 AM

    As a Christian, Baptist Pastor, and compassionate conservative for almost 40 years I almost believed I had seen it all. But even I cannot imagine the level of sheer hypocrisy and lack of common sense displayed by house Democrats! What surprises me even more is the depravity of the voting majority that elected those idiots to begin with! “Even so come Lord Jesus” for He aline is the only hope for our country!

  • Jerry

    12/18/2019 11:49 PM

    I can only hope the sleeping giant all non socialists Americans will awaken and vote conservative in the house and the senate and the presidency we will need 8 years of trump like policies to bring this country to its pinnacle I would want a country that will trade evenally with many countries that embrace freedom. China I hope the Americans leave your country I really don’t want them back here I prefer start up business with real Americans Americans in China have a corrupt virus and some what anti Americans idea if u don’t come that’s ok our environment here is gearing up and favorable for new owners and businesses you may consider yourself foreigners we will clean China out of our media the swamp schools and the socialists are invited on a one way trip out make sure the Whoopi and her vile hoodlums go with her no need for lowlifes and leeches

  • Amelia Little

    12/18/2019 10:39 PM

    I must admit I didn't watch any of the ludicrous procedings of today. I did catch a few minutes of Laura Ingraham when she showed shiff so bug-eyed, serious, "sincere" (for him) saying that the Senate HAS to have the trial--although he is like others, thinking it will be an extension of the gazillion interviews and the House hearings, instead of the Senate ruling on what the House has decided are the articles of impeachment. I didn't think the Senate got to ADD to them? Anyway, I choked on my coffee when he says the American people WANT to hear from Bolton, want those documents, etc. I think, uhmmm.....shiff, shiff, shiff--YOU were in charge of the line up of witnesses before YOUR committee with YOUR freshly minted rules---now, just why didn't YOU make sure the people heard from Bolton then?

    And, can pelosi withhold sending the articles to the Senate? Frankly, I'm not sure anyone would give a rat's patooty if she sat on them.....but, I don't think SHE OR schumer are in charge of the rules. Sure hope McConnell sticks to his guns about the Senate just judges on what the House has sent forth.

    Another laughable moment--no one was elected to congress to impeach the President. For Pete's sake---I followed some of the campaigning as much as I could stomach--but THERE WERE THOSE WHO RAN AT LEAST PARTIALLY ON IMPEACHING THIS PRESIDENT!!!!

  • Sue Palik

    12/18/2019 10:21 PM

    Ranking Member, Doug Collins, F. James Sensenbrenner, Steve Chabot, Mark Meadows, Matt Whittaker, Doug Collins, Louie Gohmert, Jim Jordan, Ken Buck, John Ratcliffe, Martha Roby, Andy Biggs, Debbie Lesko, Tom McClintock, Mike Johnson, Guy Reschenthaler, Ben Cline, Kelly Armstrong, W. Gregory Steube,
    I am so proud of these awesome defenders! They not only defended our President, they defended US as well! I watched Doug Collins today. That man stood there for so long and defended every attack – every evil arrow. He is a man of God, by the way, I understand a Pastor. He knows what the battle is all about. He was the front person today. I’m so proud of all these wonderful members of the Judiciary Committee. You know, no one was as defensive, supportive of our awesome President for a long time, but these hearings have shown me that they respect President Trump, The Office of the Presidency, the Constitution AND, they respect US “The People” to have headed off every horrible offensive name calling and lie that we have been called as Citizens of these United States of America – we all saw and heard.
    However, I now have more than Hope. I have “Trust”. God “sees”. Thinking on Proverbs 3:5 and much more that comforts me.
    Also, I’m getting to know my leaders in Congress…and there are a few that stand out that I didn’t know…Reschenthaler is one of them…Lesko another - leaders - many strong, bold, and right on! So proud of ALL…Biggs, Gohmert, Jordan, Ratcliffe, Johnson, who have worked so hard to keep “the people” informed.

  • Granny Anne

    12/18/2019 10:00 PM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year to our President Donald Trump, Melania and the whole family. A lump of coal in the stocking of each and every Democrat.

  • Kathy Knighton

    12/18/2019 09:55 PM

    How many homeless veterans could have been helped with the millions of dollars wasted on trying to destroy the president?

  • anthony DeBartolomeo

    12/18/2019 08:56 PM

    I had the opportunity a few years ago to "educate" an assistant manager of a department store who insisted upon "Happy Holidays." I pointed out that most stores rake in at least a quarter of their yearly revenue between Thanksgiving and Christmas. What are they buying? "Holiday" presents? Kwanza presents? Atheist presents? "I don't celebrate Christmas" presents? NO! Most of your income comes from people buying "CHRISTMAS PRESENTS." So, even if you don't believe in Christmas, at least have the respect for those who are paying your salary and give them the courtesy of wishing them a "Merry Christmas." He stood sheepishly staring at me; at least a half-dozen people in line gave me a round of applause. I rest my case.

  • Robert Crane

    12/18/2019 08:43 PM

    The Dems have become the ship of fools

  • Linda C. Furlong

    12/18/2019 08:40 PM

    The dimwitted dems are an absolute joke. They've twisted everything to their liking. They hate him & can't control him. He's getting things done.

  • Linda Hall

    12/18/2019 08:29 PM

    I always feel more confident that justice will prevail, after reading your thoughts of the day.

  • Floyd A Unger

    12/18/2019 08:28 PM

    As always your roundups of the important news without screaming anger is very helpful and welcome.

  • Bonnie M Ullom

    12/18/2019 08:14 PM

    Thank you Governor for taking the time everyday to research and write this newsletter to keep all of us informed! And you have a great show on Saturday night on TBN with great guests. The only question I have is what, pray tell, is Nike’s problem?

  • Lawrence Foster

    12/18/2019 08:00 PM

    You are absolutely correct about Eric "Bag-man" holder. (He acquired the nickname because his most extensive legal experience was acting as slick Willy Clinton's bag-man in the pardons for sale scandal). He should be so ashamed that he commits himself to six to ten at Atlanta or Leavenworth. Waht is equally galling is that we are hearing "no one is above the law" from the same partisan hacks who shielded bag-man, Obama and the IRS thugs from the law. So, when did sleazy and democrat become synonyms?

  • Kenneth D. Robey

    12/18/2019 07:56 PM

    Dear Mike,
    I have watched way to much of the proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives and the baloney the democrats spew is unbelievable - I don't! President Trump won the election that is the only thing that stirred the impeachment rage. I think the democrats are going to experience one backlash then they could have ever imagined. People are fed up with the attacks on our President; and the total waste of time, money, and energy by the democrats in the house.