THE MORNING EDITION By Mike Huckabee
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- Top News: Thoughts on the eve of the January 6 anniversary
- Prayer Tree
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1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE
This verse was recommended by Ken C.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
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MORNING NEWS BRIEFS
2. Trump press conference is scheduled:
Former President Trump decided that his press conference planned for tomorrow would just give fuel to the Democrats’ orgy of January 6th political porn, so he denied them the chance and canceled it. He said he’ll talk about election fraud in his rally on January 15th instead.
3. The real motivation for Democrats:
John Sexton at the Hot Air blog makes the very good point that the real motivation behind the Democrats’ feverish attempts to inflate the importance of the anniversary of January 6th is that they’re desperate to distract from the upcoming, far more important anniversary of January 20th.
That will mark one year since Joe Biden became President. And they really don’t want people focusing on that anniversary and talking about all the disasters that have happened since (this would be a good time to remind you that there are STILL Americans and Americans allies trapped in Afghanistan at the mercy of the Taliban.)
4. A new sign of rampaging inflation:
"Biden-Biden!" In yet another sign of rampaging inflation, Little Caesar’s announced that for the first time in 25 years, it’s raising the price of its $5 pizza, to $5.55.
5. Another day, another record high:
Another day, another record high disapproval rating for President Biden in another poll, this time from CNBC.
But for Democrats looking at the November elections, it's this poll’s details that contain a piece of news that’s sparking panic. It’s no surprise that it shows widespread disapproval of Biden’s handling of the economy (60%) and inflation (72%.) But it also found that 55% now disapprove of how he’s handling the COVID pandemic. Last April, he enjoyed 62% approval on that issue. It was the only issue where he wasn’t underwater, and the Democrats saw it as their one firewall against electoral disaster. Now, their firewall is on fire.
6. Fighting over the filibuster:
Yesterday, I told you that Senate “Majority” Leader Chuck Schumer was acting like a spoiled child in talking about doing away with the filibuster to cram through the Democrats’ unpopular agenda with no regard for how it would come back to bite them when they became the minority, which will likely be sooner rather than later. And I mentioned that for all of Schumer's attacks and pressure on Joe Manchin, Manchin was acting like the only adult in the room, the parent who says, “No” to the kid who’s throwing a tantrum in Walmart because he wants a candy bar.
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Well, Manchin himself just made that same point clear to Chucky: No candy bar for you! Now, go to your room and think about what you’ve done to America.
In a subscriber-only story, the Epoch Times reports that not only are Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema opposed to ending the filibuster, but a senior Republican congressional source told them that a couple of other Democrats would also vote against it if forced to. So why would Schumer push an idea that’s doomed to fail, other than desperation?
Maybe to appease radical groups that provide so much dark money to Democrats. The Epoch Times quotes Hayden Ludwig of the Capitol Research Center as saying that an alleged grassroots group innocuously called “Fix Our Senate” that’s leading a coalition of 70 liberal activist groups in pushing for an end to the filibuster is “actually a front for the Sixteen Thirty Fund, itself part of a $1.7 billion left-wing ‘dark-money pop-up’ empire run by the shadowy consulting firm Arabella Advisors. We call these fronts ‘pop-ups’ because they’re websites which pop into existence, run attack campaigns, and disappear in an instant and almost never reveal their connection to Arabella or its nonprofits.”
If you’d like to know more about Arabella, here’s a link to some info about them and one of their chief fund providers. Nice people, certainly the kind of folks we’d want to see influencing how our government is run. (Note to liberals reading this: that’s called “sarcasm.”)
7. TOP NEWS: Thoughts on the eve of the January 6 anniversary
As this is being written, I’m hearing that Attorney General Merrick Garland is planning to give “remarks on holding Capitol rioters accountable.” Perhaps by the time you read this, you’ll already have been subjected to it. Get ready for a surreal couple of days during which the Capitol Hill breach will be presented as “one of the darkest days of our democracy” (quoting Colorado Rep. Jason Crow) and worse than the Civil War, Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Combined.
This just might be the most outrageous political theatre we’ve ever seen. One thing that won’t be happening: the unveiling of a monument to the event that was to be created by the Architect of the Capitol (not kidding) through legislation co-sponsored by Crow and Pennsylvania Rep. Susan Wild, to ensure the integrity of American democracy and counter “violent, anti-democratic rhetoric.” For some reason, the bill got stalled in May, so Democrats were unable to save the Union from the threat of future insurrection.
But it’s 2022, when Democrats have this travesty on the drawing board while calling for the removal of monuments to Thomas Jefferson.
The big theme for this anniversary will be the word “anti-democracy.” How ironic that a riot sparked by evidence suggestive of election fraud that the Supreme Court called “moot” is being painted now as anti-democratic. It was tragic and ill-advised, but it was PRO-democratic. You know what’s anti-democratic? Election fraud, and all steps taken to make it easier and less detectable.
Adding to the irony is Democrats’ use of the event to push even harder for “election reform,” which to them means the unconstitutional federalization of elections, with the rules they choose. Anyone who thinks the way to have honest elections is to put Democrats in charge of them should perhaps seek professional psychiatric help.
But Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is adamant about ending the filibuster rule so he can barely pass what we like to call the “Voter Fraud Legalization Act.” This is the opposite of the reaction we should be having to claims of voter fraud.
The most idiotic fear tactic of all was used by by resident congressional idiot Rep. Eric Swalwell, who tweeted that “if we don’t get this right” (win in 2022), “it could be the last election.”
What they’re doing isn’t about democracy, but about electing Democrats and keeping Trump out. Liz Cheney admitted as much on CBS’s Face The Nation when she said, “I can tell you that the single most important thing...is to ensure that Donald Trump is not the Republican nominee and that he certainly is not anywhere close to the Oval Office ever again.” Democracy indeed.
Brit Hume appeared Tuesday with Lawrence Jones on FOX News Primetime to talk about the general hubbub and truth-stretching going on now, including that surrounding Jan. 6. “We are not living in normal times,” he said. “What we need is for people to calm down. The bitter divisions that we see in this country are exacerbated by this tendency to exaggerate, and to do so grossly.”
I take some exception, though, with the way an unusually taciturn Hume seemed to blame President Trump for what happened that day, I assume for daring to challenge the results. “It was a cockamamie scheme by Trump that was bound to fail and did.” Perhaps I don’t understand Hume correctly; by “cockamamie scheme,” does he mean having a constitutional protest rally? Is he saying Trump was being anti-democratic? Trump was up the night of November 3 with the rest of us and saw what we all did that made him honestly suspect the vote in key counties was fraudulent. The courts had refused to take it up. He had called for a peaceful protest that was PRO-democracy. And we certainly can’t blame him for the riot; in fact, we’re finding out more and more about other forces at play that day.
Moving on...Since we’re marking a year since the riot, this is also the ideal time to note that a group of Americans have been denied bail and held many months without trial, when not one of them has been charged with insurrection. And the conditions they’ve endured have been been, pardon the expression, deplorable. Some reportedly have been denied critical medical care, as in this case of a man very ill with celiac disease who is not receiving the closely monitored gluten-free diet he needs. The following account sheds light on why these Trump supporters have been treated so callously; read what jail superintendent Ted Hull had to say to the man’s attorney in an email obtained by The Epoch Times. It could hardly be more snide and unprofessional.
Fourteen House Republicans have sent a letter to Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser demanding that Deputy Warden Kathleen Landerkin, who oversees the detention of the Jan. 6 defendants, be fired. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Louie Gohmert recently visited them and found that they were “being treated categorically different from the remainder of the prison population.”
After reading some of Landerkin’s politically unhinged anti-Trump tweets, it’s easy to see why these detainees would be treated with such open disregard and even hatred. One example: in a post a few days before the rally, she said, “Re-tweet if you you want [Nancy Pelosi] to punish the 140 House Republican traitors who are trying to overturn the election by refusing to seat them in Congress.”
So, this is the woman overseeing treatment of the detainees. In a must-read story, here’s more about the conditions as seen during a surprise inspection in November. Judge Royce Lamberth was scathing in his assessment and did get one man released so he could receive medical care for his broken hand and...(yes) cancer. “I don’t know if this [neglect] is because he is a January 6 defendant or not,” he said, but I think we can guess.
Finally, let’s go back to what started it all, the claims of election fraud. A VIP story in PJ Media --- I’ll link for those who are signed up --- reviews the problems with the election that resulted from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s funding of the Center for Tech and Civic Life. We’ve covered that in detail, and have also recommended Mollie Hemingway’s coverage in her book RIGGED.
The article says that according to Rasmussen, 70 percent of those polled said that the hundreds of millions spent by Zuckerberg to influence the election was bad for democracy. And guess what? --- 59 percent thought it’s likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential race, including 41 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of unaffiliated voters. Personally, I’d like to hear more about THAT on January 6.
Thankfully, most people are too smart to think of the riot as an actual “insurrection” or of Republicans as anti-democratic. In fact, there’s data to show the Republican Party is better set today than it was before last January 6. And that, perhaps more than anything, is why we’re seeing so much hysteria now.
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9. Prayer Tree:
We are stronger together.
Our hope is that our newsletter readers and social media followers will consider these prayer requests each day. To submit your own prayer request, go to my website here.
HEALTH AND HEALING
"My son Jay....He is very ill, but no diagnosis yet. Had body scan that showed several spots on his lungs. He has been being attacked, financially, family problems, health. He is tired of living and not doing well mentally. Our powerful healer have mercy on him. Promote angels to surround and healing power of our Lord Jesus."
"Prayer request for my wife and I, Covid has made its way into our home. We are both vaccinated and waiting on the booster, my mother-in-law, 2 brothers in law and their families all have been visited by Covid, mom is waiting on infusion once it’s available in our area, we are rural and always get things last."
"Please pray for my neighbor "V" who is ill and fighting hard with so much to live for. Thank you."
"Please pray for my 2 sons - 20 & 22 who are being forced by their ROTC program to get the COVID vaccine in order to continue to serve and follow their dreams. Pray this vaccine does not cause any adverse reactions in their bodies - they have already had COVID and have antibodies and should not be forced to vax."
"Please pray for my brother Roger and his wife who have COVID. He’s hospitalized with COVID pneumonia. Pray they make complete recovery from this. Thank you"
"Please prayer for parents of youngsters to focus on them and not all of the other distractions that life offers these days. Please pray for an alcoholic nephew who just re-entered rehab. Guide him to success this time."
10. Hymnal: OLD RUGGED CROSS
Today's hymn is recommended by Michele R.
1 On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and I love that old cross where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.
2 O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
has a wondrous attraction for me;
for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above
to bear it to dark Calvary. [Refrain]
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