Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
My staff is taking a break to celebrate the Fourth of July with their families and enjoy a well-earned vacation week. But don’t worry, we’ve prepared plenty of newsletter material in advance. I’ll also have brief new commentaries on the big/more interesting stories of each day. Then, we’ll return to covering all the news that’s fit to give you fits in full force on Monday, July 11th.
Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse of the Day
- News Roundup
- A Tsunami Of Bad News For Democrats
- The NEA Gets Behind CRT
- The Really Dangerous Virus
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
By Mike Huckabee
Another massive cyber-attack, likely timed for the July 4th weekend when IT departments are short-staffed, struck hundreds of businesses, schools and other organizations Friday. It’s a ransom-demand attack believed to be from a Russia-linked cybercriminal gang.
I don’t know how this could have happened. President Biden gave Vladimir Putin a list of places Russian hackers had better not target. Maybe none of these were on the list. Or maybe this was the list.
Wait, you mean there might be financial consequences to backing out of an expensive international agreement for no reason, like getting sued for $15 billion by people who relied on your legally-binding contract? Why didn’t someone tell President Biden this before he arbitrarily killed the Keystone XL Pipeline project?
After a police stand-off with some armed men in militia garb in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the usual contingent of leftists rushed to Twitter to leap to race-based and anti-cop conclusions that turned out to be false. When will "anti-racists" ever learn that being racist is stupid?
The Army is considering returning to gender-specific fitness standards after their experiment with unisex standards failed miserably, with nearly half of female soldiers facing potential removal from service because they can’t do the same things physically that men can do.
Wait, you mean men and women are different physically?! Someone alert the International Olympic Committee!
I guess that declaring everything to be racist must be losing its effectiveness, because now, everything is “insurrection.” Latest example: states securing their own borders when the federal government refuses to do its duty. Oh, it’s still racist, too, of course, but now it’s “insurrection” as well. Wake me up when it's "treason."
How does an Olympic athlete who’s about to represent America get both the right and the left to turn on her? It’s a difficult maneuver, but Gwen Berry may have stuck the landing.
A Tsunami Of Bad News For Democrats
By Mike Huckabee
Some new polls bring a tsunami of bad news for Democrats. They show that even with the combined propaganda might of the government, the media and social media, you can’t pull the wool over the eyes of most Americans. You can bully some into not saying what they’re thinking, but you can’t keep them from thinking it. And eventually, they’ll get sick enough of being bullied and yell what they're thinking into your face.
First up, a new Trafalgar Group poll finds that 56.5% of Americans don’t believe that Joe Biden is fully executing the duties of his office. That even includes 31.7% of Democrats. Only 36.4% believe Biden is fully in control. These people are also known as “Americans who’ve never watched a Joe Biden press conference.”
Related: No, despite what Biden told the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, he did NOT hit a 368-foot home run off the right centerfield wall of RFK Stadium in his second Congressional baseball game in 1974. He actually singled out twice, and it wasn’t even played in RFK Stadium. The White House had no comment, and neither did the media. You can imagine the howls of “Lying liar!!!” if Trump had said that, but with Joe, they just assume he confused himself with Mark McGwire and move on.
On to the other polls: A Washington Post/ABC News poll (so I assume it’s heavily slanted left) still found that 51% of Americans disapprove of how Biden is handling the border, with only 33% thinking he’s doing a decent job.
Democrats may be shocked by a new Pew Research poll that shows how many black Americans identify as conservative, moderate or Christian (80%...hardly a shock to me); how many Republican ideas like charter schools and voter ID that they support; and how strongly opposed they are to crazy leftist ideas like defunding the police.
A poll by Forbes/Tate Partners finds overwhelming disapproval by Americans of the Democrats’ “PRO Act” that would kill contract and gig jobs, eliminate right-to-work laws and force workers to pay union dues.
A new poll by Heritage Action finds that 64% of Americans oppose defunding the police (I’m surprised it’s not higher), and only 31% believe the handling of crime is better under Biden. I’m assuming those 31% are criminals.
Finally, and most encouraging for the 4th of July, an Issues & Insights/TIPP poll found that most Americans aren’t ashamed of this nation. In fact, they’re rightly proud to be Americans. 44% say they are “extremely proud,” 23% are “very proud,” 15% are “moderately proud,” 8% are “slightly proud,” and the big voting bloc that the Democrats are aiming for, those who are “not at all proud to be Americans,” comprise 6%.
Despite all the assaults on America as irredeemably racist, 55% of blacks and 57% of Hispanics say they are either “very” or “extremely” proud to be Americans. Only 7% and 9%, respectively, are not proud. They are also known as “CNN commentators.”
Surprisingly, despite the far-left bent of universities and the media's dissing of “low information” patriotic Americans, 75% of college graduates are proud to be Americans compared to 62% of those with only a high school diploma.
It’s worrying that the only group where a majority are not very or extremely proud to be Americans (36% total) are young people aged 18 to 24. I assume this reflects the corrosive miseducation they’ve received from leftist schools, media and social media. Here’s video proof of how woefully ignorant they are about America's history and how incredibly blessed they are to be here:
That problem urgently needs to be corrected by reforming schools and reining in social media. Let’s hope that the current badly-educated generation will come to their senses once they’re far enough away from the campuses and get enough experience with real life to have some sense knocked into them.
The NEA Gets Behind CRT
By Mike Huckabee
The nation’s largest teachers’ union, the misleadingly named National Education Association (“Education” should more accurately be replaced with “Indoctrination”) came out against parents who are trying to get racist Critical Race Theory out of schools.
The NEA voted that it is “reasonable and appropriate” to use CRT in social studies classes (interestingly contradicting other leftists, who claim it’s too “complex” for lower grades and deny it’s being pushed in K-12 schools at all.) They also approved a plan to "publicize" CRT and dedicate a "team of staffers" to assist union members looking to "fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric" (i.e., they want to research the backgrounds of critics of CRT to try to smear and dox them.)
The resolution also calls for the NEA to "join with Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project to call for a rally this year on Oct. 14 — George Floyd’s birthday — as a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression." FYI: Howard Zinn was the self-described anarchist/socialist who wrote “A People’s History of the United States,” the first major anti-American “revisionist” (false and propagandistic) history book which has infected America’s schools for years.
The NEA also voted to back the “1619 Project,” the latest false anti-American account of US history. It’s so bad that even the World Socialist Web Site dismissed it as a load of careless, cherry-picked, racialist garbage that evinces “no familiarity with the massive body of work produced by generations of historians.”
And this is what the largest teachers’ union in America endorses pouring into your kids’ noggins. That’s why many people say that sending your kids to a public school these days is a form of child abuse.
On the plus side, since this is the same union that’s fighting tooth and toenail to keep from reopening schools, maybe they’ll still be refusing to indoctrinate kids even by October. By then, you will have been able to find a good school for your kids, or be home-schooling them, or have replaced your school board or pressured local leaders to replace this racist, Marxist brainwashing with actual education.
The Really Dangerous Virus
By Mike Huckabee
Watch Nova Scotia, Canada’s, chief medical official stammer out an explanation for why there’s still a ban on in-person gatherings: it’s to prevent people from getting together and “uh – deliberately spreading, uh, false information that...can actually create risk.”
“False information” like “This ban isn’t really about preventing the spread of COVID-19 but controlling people’s speech and behavior”? Why, where would anyone get that crazy idea?!
Sounds as if he thinks free speech is the really dangerous virus.