Morning Edition - July 8

July 8, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

July 8, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

THE U.S. TO WITHDRAW FROM W.H.O

Warning to anyone playing poker with President Trump: Never assume he’s bluffing. Tuesday, Trump officially served notice to the UN and Congress that the United States will withdraw from the World Health Organization, effective one year from today. Of course, that means he’ll need to be reelected because if Biden gets in, the WHO will be only one of many international organizations in thrall to China that will have more sway in the White House than American citizens do.

Trump’s announcement drew the expected condemnations from Democrats, the media and even some Republicans. The general thrust was “It’s outrageous to withdraw from the World Health Organization during a worldwide pandemic!” Going unspoken is the fact that if the WHO hadn’t covered up for China and repeated its lies, there might not even be a worldwide pandemic. As Trump pointed out, we give the WHO $450 million a year while China gives it $40 million and seemingly has total control over it.

I mention the money because opponents will try to claim that withdrawing from the WHO means Trump is turning his back on world health initiatives. No, it means the money that was going to the WHO can instead go to more effective, efficient and honest health organizations. This is the same false argument presented whenever we talk about cutting funding to Planned Parenthood and liberals scream that we’re slashing “women’s health care.” No, the money would instead go to real local medical clinics that actually provide women’s health care, not to those that spend all their money on abortion facilities rather than purchasing a single mammogram machine.

Personally, I second Charlie Kirk’s tweet in that linked article: now that we’ve notified the UN that we’re withdrawing from the WHO, let’s next notify them that we’re withdrawing from the UN.

SCOTUS BULLETIN

This morning, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s order protecting the Little Sisters of the Poor from having to provide abortion-causing drugs to workers under their health insurance plan. (For the record: this is an order of Catholic nuns who take a vow of poverty and provide care to terminally ill indigents, so just imagine how shriveled a soul you’d have to have to threaten them with ruinous fines and legal costs just because you love abortion so much.)

The ruling was 7-2, with Chief Justice John Roberts remembering he’s supposed to be a conservative and protect people’s First Amendment rights. Only abortion-rights-above-all Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from what should have been the most obvious slam-dunk decision possible (“No, the government shouldn’t be able to force the Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for abortion drugs! Are you insane?!”) It will now be up to historians to argue how anyone could have ever thought that was (A.) remotely Constitutional or (B.) not a repulsive and reprehensible idea.

The nuns have already had to fight for years against the government forcing them to violate their most sacred beliefs, and having won that exception, to fight for it again. Just as with the same-sex marriage lawsuits against Christian bakers and florists, losing in court doesn’t stop those bent on destroying religious liberty, they just find some other legal loophole to attack from. Let’s all pray this will settle it for good.

Let’s also pray it will serve as a long-overdue lesson to the SCOTUS to stop throwing bombs into settled moral and Constitutional issues, and then expecting people to go bankrupt fighting endless lawsuits in order to clear up the legal murk that they created.

COMPARING FACT AGAINST FICTION

Byron York of the Washington Examiner compares what President Trump said at Mount Rushmore to what Trump-hating media outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post told their readers that he said. Their "reporting" reflects reality about as accurately as a Picasso portrait with three noses.

Let this stand as an important lesson: from now on, and especially until the election, do not believe anything that these media outlets tell you that Trump (or for that matter, any Republican) said. Go to the Internet and check out the original source. That’s what my staff and I have been doing for years, and we’ve had to issue far fewer corrections than the New York Times does.

It’s sad that this is necessary, but these outlets have willingly quit the journalism business to become 24/7 Baghdad Bobs for the Democratic Party. Believing that you know what Trump said because you heard it from them would be like thinking you really understand Israeli government policies because you watch Al Jazeera.

"SQUAD" MEMBER, REP. OMAR CALLS FOR DISMANTLING OF THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE

Tuesday, Minnesota Rep. and “Squad” member Ilhan Omar condemned the entire American way of life, telling an audience “As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality…We cannot stop at the criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”

Conservatives immediately pointed out that Omar was openly calling for the destruction of the US political and capitalist economic systems, and demanded to know if Joe Biden and fellow Democrats backed those goals. Which is silly…they’d never admit that!

I take a more charitable view of Rep. Omar’s bloviations. Let’s look at the evidence:

She came to America as an immigrant from Somalia, a nation that is under the following travel advisory from the US State Department: “Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy.” So at least we can assume she thinks America is slightly better than that or she wouldn't be here.

After having come to America, she got elected to the House, where she currently pulls down a healthy $174,000 a year. That’s about 773 times the average annual income in Somalia ($225 US.) She has parlayed that position into other lucrative areas, including a book deal for a memoir (“This Is What America Looks Like”) with an advance alone that was reported to be in the $100k-$250k range.

I think we can also assume that she will personally benefit from the reported $878,000 paid since 2018 to her latest husband’s political consulting firm out of donations to her Congressional campaign. They’re taking advantage of a loophole in the federal anti-nepotism law that bars Congress members from hiring relatives for government jobs but not from doing campaign work.

So while Rep. Omar might enrage a lot of people by seemingly wanting to turn America into Somalia, a more charitable view might be to take inventory of all the ways she’s turned into a money-grubbing capitalist since escaping Somalia for our oppressive, racist shores. Maybe mouthing a lot of anti-American, anti-capitalist garbage to her deluded leftist followers is just her business model. To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, nobody ever went broke underestimating the gullibility of rich liberals.

By the way, none of this is to suggest that I think she’s not a dangerous figure who shouldn’t be within 300 miles of government power. If her constituents are having trouble finding someone better to send to the House to replace her, I will happily provide them with a local phone book and a dart free of charge.

And now, a rebuttal to Rep. Omar by a Venezuelan refugee who has seen exactly where all her socialist rhetoric really leads (and it’s not to Rep. Omar’s now-fat bank account):

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)

 



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  • Jerry Korba

    07/09/2020 10:39 AM

    I can not take a chance of catching the Wuhan Virus I am in the over 70 year old category I still love life. I can not take a chance on the upcoming election with the possibility of losing the election to Biden; that would be a gigantic loss to normal people. Biden doesn't understand that most people do NOT raise revenue by extorting countries of their wealth by using the power of the United States most people can NOT raise families thru corruption of other peoples wealth. Biden has been using bully tactics all his life sometime using American values as his moniker. Biden is a Hyena in sheep's covering preying on people that really can not defend its self. Biden used the United States extort wealth for his personal use. Biden and Obama not only took from the taxpayer but gave away billions of dollars to bribe and fund terrorist regimes. I may live out my life under our Constitutional Laws. It is my fear for my offspring and my grandchildren what they will face if Biden Socialist regime take over that will bring tears to my eyes. As of now in these shitfty times freedoms bell is softening we need 4 more years of Trump to lead us, love or dislike him my offspring will need him. Fox News is showing the viewers what to expect from socialist Senators and Congress people what they will do to this country although tough to watch these ruthless people will take down America at the taxpayers expense along with Soros Bloomberg Gates and the the rest of the CCP funding.

  • Tina Kinman

    07/09/2020 08:33 AM

    You need to make a correction to the email version of this newsletter.
    It says Omar recieves $174,000 per month. That is her yearly salary which is correctly stated here.

  • James Byrd

    07/08/2020 08:40 PM

    Lets remember that Demo Omar was freely and democratically elected by a Somali constituency bunched in an American enclave under American rules, not a warlord's army. As long as the congresswoman keeps spewing the socialist nonsense and remains a media darling I am all for it. The congresswoman is Joe Biden's environmental policy wonk and at least you can give her credit, she does not hide her idiotic thoughts in a bunker like Sleepy Joe. Her position(s) provide me with all the evidence I need to form an opinion that Somali immigration is not good for this country and should be reduced to zero.

  • Jeanice Crowley

    07/08/2020 06:59 PM

    Question: he newsletter states, "After having come to America, she got elected to the House, where she currently pulls down a healthy $174,000 a month", should it have read $174,000 a year???

    Otherwise absolutely excellent reporting - as always.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    07/08/2020 06:54 PM

    Omar needs to go back to Somalia or somewhere else to live! She is pure trouble, as all Muslims are. Living in Anaheim Hills CA we had a Muslim living next door to us for quite a few years and no way would I ever have another neighbor like they were! The most unfriendly neighbor you could ever have! Omar HATES America and why? We have given her everything, but she does not appreciate any of it! Besides that a Muslim should not be in ANY Government Office, by that I mean on a City Council, Mayor, Governor and NEVER in Congress or the Senate! She was born in a Foreign Country and that right there would seal her fate for me! Look at her Criminal record right here in America! Now she is married again, this time to an American, so that really says it all and why she did that!

  • TRACY HERNANDEZ

    07/08/2020 04:48 PM

    Hello Governor Mike - Love your articles but I think congresspeople make $174K a year. If they're making $174K a month, I'm going to run for Congress!

  • Stephen Russell

    07/08/2020 04:46 PM

    US 2 leave WHO:

    Why cant we leave earlier?? IE say 9-20-20??
    Why stall to next year

  • Sandra J. Aberle

    07/08/2020 04:01 PM

    typo on Omar's salary? should be $174,000/ yr. not month

  • Cynthia Sanborn

    07/08/2020 03:58 PM

    Dearest Governor Huckabee,
    Thank you so much for the presentation on our independence day. Bless you, we feel so blessed to be in our America.

  • Lee Sanders

    07/08/2020 03:15 PM

    Ilhan Omar should be deprived of her citizenship for marrying her own brother to enable him to get US citizenship. She doesn't belong in the USA.

  • William Fuhrer

    07/08/2020 03:14 PM

    The hostile TAKEOVER is complete. The Democratic Party should be relabeled Socialist Party and ballots should reflect the change

  • Linda Wolfe

    07/08/2020 03:08 PM

    Why not make a law that only United States born people can serve in Congress ? Make it so they have to show a valid birth certificate, and Social Security number and release all their college
    transcripts BEFORE getting into the race.

  • Pat J Green

    07/08/2020 02:45 PM

    I just don't know we're to start, so last first rep Omar should not even be close to the seat of any government, she should be charged for marrying her brother if adultery was ileagly any more she should be charged with that and on and on then if she is found guilty she should lose her citizenship and deported.
    As far as the who and the in simple get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US. Did not George Washington not say something about avoid foreign intanglments! The founders knew what they were talking about

  • Barbara Mank

    07/08/2020 02:34 PM

    I think you meant that Rep. Ilhan Omar makes $174,000 a year, not per month.

    Sorry to send along a negative comment; it is so rare that you have any errors in your wonderful newsletters that I thought I'd better mention it before Liberal finger-pointers jump on you about your reporting "fake news."

  • Jason John

    07/08/2020 02:16 PM

    How about using the WHO money to help ALL Black Lives matter, both HERE through 1 . investing in better health care availability 2. Improved poverty support programs like food /nutrition and neighborhood security, and
    3. trade and college education opportunities; and AROUND THE WORLD where black lives are dying by the tens of thousands through wars, famines, pestlence,disease, etc. ALL BLACK LIVES matter , dont they?

  • DB Winsor

    07/08/2020 02:15 PM

    you have a typo in her salary--its a year not a month.

  • Scott Sandvig

    07/08/2020 02:01 PM

    Probably need to correct your story on Omar. She makes $174,000 a year not a month.

    Love your stories. Keep spreading the truth!

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    07/08/2020 01:53 PM

    Rep Omar needs to get lost. She is unamerican and a trouble maker. Anything for attention.
    Everybody wants American to be part of their organization and pay for most of it. Thanks to President Trump that is not going to continue.

  • Don Riley

    07/08/2020 01:50 PM

    "After having come to America, she got elected to the House, where she currently pulls down a healthy $174,000 a month." Editors missed that one. 174k is annual pay, not monthly, of course. Pardon the perhaps pedantism and keep up the best and most insightful commentary on the planet.

  • Floyd A Unger

    07/08/2020 01:49 PM

    Thank you

  • Richard Sherrill

    07/08/2020 01:39 PM

    $174,000 a month?? Proof reader must have dozed off!!

  • Walt Miller

    07/08/2020 01:35 PM

    Omar is not a legal setting congressperson She never swore on the bible. She is 100% Muslim. She should not be in our government. She is against the American way of life and hates Americans.

  • Janet Underwood

    07/08/2020 01:33 PM

    Re: COMPARING FACT AGAINST FICTION. I gave up relying on news outlets to report honestly and without bias the events of the day. Nowadays, it's all about the clicks --- not the facts or even a semblance of truth. They'll do anything to get you to click on an article just so they can earn a few cents more from it. Unfortunately, that mentality is now firmly entrenched in MSM, both online and onscreen.

  • Janet Underwood

    07/08/2020 01:28 PM

    Re: Ilhan's salary: your article says this: "...After having come to America, she got elected to the House, where she currently pulls down a healthy $174,000 a month." You might want to amend that to say that she currently pulls down a healthy $174,000 a YEAR."

  • Dan Moore

    07/08/2020 01:14 PM

    just a small typo .... you said that Omar makes $174,000 a month -- I'm sure you meant per year