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November 17, 2022
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THE EVENING EDITION

BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent."

Acts 18:9

Na-na-na-na...hey, hey, hey...GOODBYE!

It’s quite telling about what politician’s promises are worth that Nancy Pelosi ran for Speaker last time around on a solemn pledge that it would be her final term as the Democrats’ House leader…and now, her announcement that she’s actually stepping down is being treated as shocking news.

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/pelosi-expected-to-step-down-as-speaker-but-stay-in-congress-to-steward-democrats-report/

There were rumors that she might resign entirely, but like a boss who quits but can’t stop hanging around the office and getting in the way, she plans to play a behind-the-scenes “emeritus” role as a de-facto custodian of Democratic power in the chamber. If you’d like to see a good play about how well it works out when a ruler gives up power but still tries to run things, I suggest “King Lear.”

Devoid of self-awareness to the end, Pelosi said, “House Democrats will continue to play a leading role in supporting President Biden’s agenda — with strong leverage over a scant Republican majority,” oblivious to the way she ran roughshod over Republicans with a partisan iron fist despite having an equally scant majority.

On the positive side, though, I admit it was gratifying to hear her say that it’s time for her to make way for a “new generation to lead.” Speaking on behalf of my fellow 60-somethings, I’d like to thank her for finally giving us kids a shot.

  


McConnell returns as Senate Minority Leader

Much to the consternation of many conservatives and Trump backers, Mitch McConnell was once again reelected as Senate Minority Leader with only 10 GOP Senators opposing him.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-emerges-senate-leadership-vote-gop-backing-not-going-anywhere

That 80% margin is being presented by his backers as a great show of confidence, but I think it’s actually more explainable by the old saying, “If you strike at a king, make sure you kill him.” McConnell controls the powerful committee assignments, so anyone voting against him has to weigh the odds of him losing the vote (tiny) against the odds of losing their own power if they oppose him (YUGE.) I’d say that the fact that 20% of Republican Senators were willing to throw caution to the wind and go on record as opposing him shows how deep the dissatisfaction with him is.

But that’s how things work in Washington. You didn’t really think that Nancy Pelosi has remained the Democrats’ leader for this long because so many of them love her, did you?

Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media has some comments on his own trepidations about McConnell, how his continued leadership is likely to block a much-needed overhaul of the GOP, and how he’s more likely to compromise with Chuck Schumer and oppose MAGA Republicans than the other way around.

https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2022/11/17/the-morning-briefing-the-post-red-trickle-mitch-mcconnell-will-be-a-problem-for-conservatives-n1646605


The “Respect for Marriage Act” passes with Republican help

Yesterday, 12 Republican Senators joined with all the Democrats to pass the “Respect for Marriage Act.” It got 62 votes, two more than needed to overcome a Republican filibuster. It now goes back to the House, which will almost certainly pass it, since they already passed their version with the support of 47 Republicans, and then President Biden will sign it into law. There’s not much that can be done about it, even though this is one of those bills like the “Inflation Reduction Act” where the sunshine-and-lollipops name has little to do with the actual contents.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/11/16/112-senate-republicans-vote-with-democrats-for-far-left-respect-for-marriage-act/

The RFMA codifies the Supreme Court decision in which a majority of Justices miraculously found a right to same-sex marriage hiding in the Constitution where nobody else had noticed it for over two centuries (I wish I had these guys with me for Easter egg hunts, or when the TV remote is lost.) It doesn’t force states to issue same-sex marriage certificates, but it does require them to recognize those issued in states that do.

Republicans justified their votes for it because it includes a GOP amendment exempting religious nonprofit organizations such as churches, synagogues, mosques, religious schools and faith-based social service organizations from lawsuits for not recognizing same-sex marriages. That's good, as far as it goes. However, critics pointed out that it does nothing to protect the religious rights of private citizens and business owners, a number of whom have been hounded, smeared and bankrupted by malicious lawsuits and prosecutions to force them to compromise their religious beliefs and participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies, somethat that the activists who pushed for same-sex marriage claimed would never happen. Remember, "If you oppose same-sex marriages, just don't participate in them"?

If they were going to issue such a ruling, the SCOTUS should have at least affirmed clearly that the enumerated, fundamental, First Amendment right to religious freedom takes precedence over a right they just suddenly found hiding behind a dangling participle. They did not, and ever since, it’s caused incredible grief, expense and persecution for a number of Americans of faith. Now, Congress is about to write that mistake into law.

How many more years of legal persecution must religious people endure before the SCOTUS finds this law unconstitutional? Or will they, at long last, finally do their duty even then?


Must-Read

Must-Read: A woman whose mother had her necessary cancer treatments delayed by COVID lockdowns (she is now terminal) makes a personal case for why we should ignore calls for a “pandemic amnesty” to forgive authorities who were wrong about COVID and just forget about it.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/cancer-patients-daughter-says-pandemic-amnesty-deserved-covid-rules-denied-mother-treatment

I’ve said all along that I don’t blame people for making mistakes before they knew what they were dealing with, if they tried to act with the best intentions. But those who continued acting as if they knew everything long past the time when it became clear that they didn’t, and who went power mad, declared themselves dictators, and tried to force their policies on citizens, strip away their rights, and punish and silence anyone who questioned them? For them, there must be a reckoning.

Before anyone tries to argue for them by bringing up all the people who died of COVID (or maybe just “with” COVID), take a look at what their insistence on prioritizing COVID over all other health issues wrought:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/15/europe-faces-cancer-epidemic-after-estimated-1m-cases-missed-during-covid

Europe is now facing a potential “cancer epidemic” because COVID lockdowns forced the cancellation of 100 million cancer screenings. And that’s just Europe. And just one disease. We are not going to forget that.


Another "red wave" theory

Here’s another theory of what happened to the expected “red wave”: Google, and to a lesser extent other powerful online sites like Facebook, switched millions of votes by delivering heavily-biased news and search results. And even now, they’re promoting rumors and conspiracy theories to get people to look anywhere else other than at them for an explanation.

https://www.thethinkingconservative.com/how-google-stopped-the-red-wave/


Disappearing Act

After boasting that California has run budget surpluses for several years, including a $98 billion surplus this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom was safely reelected last week. And now, abra-cadabra! It’s projected that California will have a $25 billion deficit in the 2023-2024 fiscal year, due to revenues not keeping pace with spending.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/11/16/gavin-newsoms-98-billion-surplus-went-bye-bye-n1646568

There are a lot of things I could say to Californians, but I’m tired of trying to talk sense to them, so I’ll just leave it at this: You reelected him.


 

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  • Robin Rebhan

    11/19/2022 11:33 AM

    RE: "Another "red wave" theory". Nothing new under the sun here. Go back to President Lincoln and the Southern newspapers printed the most horrible descriptions of Lincoln and a few democratic papers in the North as well. What I find even more incredible is today many colleges are teaching students from these democratic newspaper articles as fact that Lincoln was a horrible drunken, mentally incompetent person of despicable character. And just try and change the mind of one of these woke college indoctrinated students today about the true President Lincoln.!

  • Robin Rebhan

    11/19/2022 11:14 AM

    RE: "McConnell returns as Senate Minority Leader". With all due respect for Mitch McConnell's years of service to America. He needs to retire with respect and honor.

  • James Brookins

    11/18/2022 09:46 PM

    I'm a bit perplexed...as a independent voting straight red wave on my ballot. It appears there was a red wave? Now Nancy "steps", McConnell takes the gavel and sides with Chuck Schumer? McCathy wasn't a better option either. Are not these four creators from the black lagoon? The question is there hope with the election results as viewed?
    DeSantis in 2024 is a pitch for Bidens win, since the Republican votes will be split between President Trump and DeSantis. The smart move will be a Trump/DeSantis - Pompeo administration.
    I have mixed feelings about 2024 run and votes leveraged in Bidens 2nd term favor. What are your thoughts, Governor?
    P.S. congrats to you and Sarah's victory ??

  • Sthretoz

    11/18/2022 09:25 PM

    Re "pandemic amnesty"

    "Pandemic amnesty" is more of the psychopathic authorities' typical screwing with the public's mind, for THEIR benefits, of course. Nothing else.

    First the psychopaths PLAN and execute a holocaustal operation called Covid-19 THEN they want to be acquitted of any wrongdoing. This criminal game is one of the key traits of psychopaths when they should be in prison lifelong without parole ever.

    But.... 99% of people STILL have NO clue that psychopaths are the leaders of all governments because most people prefer being asleep than awake to reality, and they have a FALSE idea of what psychopaths really are (a misdirecting brainwashing script the psychopaths have also long planned and set in place with the ignorant sleeping public) --- read “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” ... https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

    Why do you think not a single responsible psychopathic authority ended up in jail for their planned 2008 super criminal housing bubble/economic collapse operation that destroyed the lives of millions of people around the world (and there are lots of similar examples throughout history)? NOW you know as you just learned a key lesson on psychopaths.

    ALL of the psychopaths’ begging for forgiveness is JUST a charade to keep fooling the generally comatose public in order to save THEIR OWN skin. Another example of constant public mind control of theirs, serving THEIR interests. But the generally mentally challenged public falls for the psychopath’s fake games endlessly. It won’t be any different this time judging from human history.

    The psychopathic leaders’ endless lying and manipulating is TOO evident in their very fake “call for forgiveness” for what they supposedly didn’t know during the worst of the pandemic, that they've got published in one of their owned and controlled propaganda media outfits (“we need to forgive one another for what we did and said when we were in the dark about COVID” [https://archive.ph/Unn7b]) which is a TOTAL LIE because these human monsters were NEVER "in the dark" because it was an ENTIRELY PLANNED super crime-against-humanity of theirs, which is STILL GOING ON (see first cited url).

    If you're in the US and your employer mandates the toxic/lethal COVID jabs, register to get a free "Medical Exemption Certificate" at https://drgastonmedicalexemption.com or https://lc.org/exempt

  • Paul Kern

    11/17/2022 10:34 PM

    After seeing Shifty Mitch stay in on his throne and the RiINOs voting for the Disrespect of Marriage Act it should be apparent that only God can save the Republic. "Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit saith the Lord" Will he finally raise up real leaders? Daniels, Joshua's and the sons of Issachar?
    Out here the people in power are trying to disenfranchisrlebthe members of Slavic churches in Clark County Washington. If the Marxist steals it it will be as bad as Portland and other left run ghettoes.

  • stephen russell

    11/17/2022 07:51 PM

    Mitch as Senate Leader:
    GIGO
    Does nothing save judges for Trump first term
    Need New Blood for Senate

  • Sharon Faulkner

    11/17/2022 06:36 PM

    Google ect did nothing. It was Election fraud. Until we fix that nothing will change.