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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- About that poll, and the 94 percent who don't accept Biden
- DeBlasio's political posturing hurts NYC
- Impeachment news
- Coming Soon, To a Nation Near You?..
- New Federal Lawsuit
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
About that poll, and the 94 percent who don't accept Biden
By Mike Huckabee
Recently, we ran a poll that asked, “Now that Joe Biden has been inaugurated, do you accept him as President of the United States?” As reported on Saturday, with over 122,000 votes cast, the results are in:
YES: 4 percent
NO: 94 percent
UNDECIDED: 2 percent
So, 94 percent of the respondents to our poll do not accept Joe Biden as President. We are shocked --- shocked! --- that so many of our readers are domestic terrorists! Why, you’re probably already plotting right now to storm Washington DC and take the Capitol Building by force.
Do we really need to keep thousands more National Guard troops on duty indefinitely, just to keep the small number of QAnon crazies and white supremacists away from the halls of power? Their numbers don’t appear to be large and diminishing as their views are out of step with constitutional conservatives who reject racism and unsourced conspiracy theories. But if that’s really the fear of the left, then clear out the parking garages so the Guard can get a nap from time to time. And somebody bring them some blankets, for gosh sakes, and order them some pizzas with extra cheese! This is our national security we’re talking about.
All 94 percent of you –- and even the 2 percent undecided –- will have to be removed from Facebook and Twitter immediately. That’s not necessarily because of anything you’ve said, but about what you might say if they allowed you the forum everyone else gets to have, something incendiary that might conceivably cause OTHER people to storm the Capitol, but that YOU will have to be help accountable for, because if there’s one thing our federal justice system stands for now, it’s accountability. Just ask Kevin Clinesmith.
(Pause for insane laughter.)
So, 94 percent of respondents said they don’t “accept” Biden as President. What does this actually tell us? At the risk of sounding like former President Bill Clinton, it depends on what the meaning of “accept” is. Among those who answered our poll, that will vary from person to person. Of course, there's deep, unquestioning acceptance –- “I ‘accept’ Jesus as my Savior” –- but there's also very grudging acceptance –- “I ‘accept’ that my business has been ordered closed and there’s nothing I can do to avoid bankruptcy.” And there's a whole spectrum in between. From a random sample of the over 50,000 comments we received –- we’ll be highlighting some of those responses later in the week –- I think even the tiny amount of “acceptance” Biden is getting from the right-leaning half the country is the grudging kind. There's an outcome you deeply suspect is wrong but are powerless to do anything about, so you think the best thing for the country is just to move forward.
Here’s one example of that: “I think I fall within the 4 percent of folks who say Biden is my President, because he is currently the President of the United (?) States. He stole the election, granted, but there he sits, in the Oval Office. It pains me to even type that, but until we can legally get the Democrats out of office, I will have to deal with Biden making pronouncements.”
Maintaining even that level of “acceptance” might become increasingly difficult for Biden as he continues to act as if he had a huge mandate, issuing 40 such “pronouncements” in the form of executive orders and actions in just his first nine days in the White House. This is three times the number signed by Presidents Trump, Obama and George W. Bush at the same point in their terms of office.
For the word “accept,” the working definition that I think makes the most sense here is from Oxford Dictionaries: “believe or come to recognize (an opinion, explanation, etc.) as valid or correct.” Synonyms: believe, trust, give credence to, credit, give credit to, put confidence in, be convinced of, have faith in, count on, rely on, depend on. Informal: buy; go for; fall for; swallow; swallow hook, line and sinker; take as gospel.
The Free Dictionary has these: To regard as proper, usual or right; to regard as true, believe in; to endure resignedly or patiently, as in “to accept one’s fate” (also, to tolerate or accommodate oneself to); to receive officially, as in “to accept the committee’s report.”
It is true that President Biden sits in the Oval Office and functions, to the best of his cognitive ability, as President. It could be said that he has been received officially. Those few on the right who say they “accept” him likely also mean this in the sense that they are resigned to it, enduring it.
But going back to the Oxford Dictionary, do they believe this was the correct outcome? Do they have faith or confidence in the outcome? Do they take it as gospel? Doubtful.
Millions of Americans are going around with a dark feeling that something is amiss, that needs to be put right. It’s not the same as Hillary and her supporters carping for four years about Trump’s election being illegitimate, when Trump clearly won in 2016. The 2020 election was very different, with millions and millions of mail-in ballots, unconstitutional rule changes, razor-thin margins in key states, numerous anomalies that just haven’t been explained and much more that we’ve been over. “Fact”-checkers who try to debunk these claims by saying they “lack context” still have not really debunked them. That’s not proof the election was “stolen,” but suspicions still run very deep, and justifiably so.
In case you didn’t see it over the weekend, we’ll re-post this excellent piece from RedState.com about the difference between what the so-called “debunkers” in the media say about the election and what the real story is. They really are trying to make us all say that 2+2=5.
The fact that social media and most broadcast media are censoring any talk of this makes it that much worse. Adding insult to injury by impeaching President Trump and putting him on trial after he’s been removed from office is another big banana-republic-style slap-down. We know that what is being done to Trump is also being done, in effect, to us, his supporters. We see the entire nation under siege by the left, with no sign of it letting up. Happiest of all: probably China.
When leftists keep piling on, after an election we don't trust, with one more grave injustice after another (again, I’ll cite the legal double standard and the Kevin Clinesmith case), I have to wonder if they realize what this could be building up to. Are they naive, do they just not care, or is that what they want? How long can they lie to us, lie ABOUT us, calling us deplorables, domestic terrorists and white supremacists? We can’t have upwards of 75 million people feeling abused like this at the same time Washington DC, the media, social media, the universities, the public schools, major corporations, the entertainment world, and even the justice system are telling us essentially to shut up or they will cancel us, ruin our lives. It's McCarthyism to the tenth power. Nothing like this has ever happened before in this country.
And none of of us should “accept” it.
DeBlasio's political posturing hurts NYC
By Mike Huckabee
Would I be accused of inciting political violence if I said that New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio is cutting off his nose to spite his face?
Last week, DeBlasio declared that he was canceling all city contracts with the Trump Organization because Trump’s speech incited the Capitol riots (which we now know was not true: they were being planned well before Trump even gave the speech, and nothing in it was an incitement to violence.)
Being one of the worst mayors in, like, ever, DeBlasio never gave a thought to the good of the city or its legal obligations under those contracts. He just wanted to flap his gums about Orange Man Bad and make headlines. Well, here’s a headline that he richly deserves, from the New York Post:
“Trump gets frozen out of operating Central Park’s Wollman Rink”
It’s about DeBlasio canceling the Trump group’s contract to run the Wollman Skating rink in Central Park. But this story should really remind New Yorkers, and all Americans, of why Trump ran for President, and why so many people voted for him.
Back in the 1980s, the skating rink had been closed for years due to an advanced state of disrepair. The city’s liberal Democrat leadership wasted a pile of taxpayer money on various “studies” but were never able to fix it. Finally, Trump got fed up with the embarrassing boondoggle and volunteered to take on the job himself. He got the rink rebuilt beautifully, under budget and ahead of schedule. Seeing the waste and uselessness of those bureaucrats was one of the chief motivating factors for him deciding to go into politics and “drain the swamp.”
His company has been running the rink ever since, but now, DeBlasio wants to end that contract for no other reason than political posturing over fake charges. How long do you think the rink will remain in good repair under his “leadership”? Will it soon resemble the subway cars, or the streets filled with garbage and rats, that have become symbolic of the Big Apple's steep decline since the Democrats took back the Mayor's office?
I hope that the name “Wollman Rink” serves as a sharp reminder to New Yorkers about what happens when voters let the media demonization of Republicans convince them to elect incompetent leftists who are incapable of running anything other than their mouths.
By Mike Huckabee
There was a lot of pearl-clutching and jaw-boning on the “news” channels over the weekend about the word that President Trump had “lost” his impeachment legal defense team. It was rumored that they wanted to argue the unconstitutionality of the entire procedure while Trump wanted to focus on issues surrounding election fraud. Most legal analysts say that’s a bad strategy.
But on the other hand, if Trump thinks the entire process is unconstitutional anyway, he may see it as a chance, at long last, to force the Senate, the media and the public to look at any evidence of voter fraud he may have that courts refused to examine. And there’s no reason why his attorneys can’t present both arguments.
As for him being “abandoned” by the legal profession, he already has new attorneys, and they seem to have pretty solid resumes.
Coming Soon, To a Nation Near You?..
By Mike Huckabee
Those “good folks” (as President Biden calls them) who run the communist government of China have started branding religious faiths not based on Marxism and atheism as “bad information.”
According to the magazine Bitter Winter, which reports on human rights and religious freedom in China, cracking down on "bad information" means religious books are banned from the mail and are being burned, and people who print, share or even read them can face jail. Publishing religious texts can get you shut down or even charged with manufacturing illegal products, like drugs or guns. Churches are destroyed for being too close to government buildings or looking better than government buildings. One print company manager said the government claims the Chinese people are allowed to have religious beliefs, but the only faith they can practice freely is belief in the Communist Party.
There’s much more at the link, and I urge you to read it all. There are far too many people here in America who not only turn a blind eye to this, they actually think America should emulate it. And if you think the people in China could get around this crackdown on print by using the Internet, then you don’t know what they’ve done to the Internet. That’s already well on its way to being instituted here.
New Federal Lawsuit
By Mike Huckabee
Google and Facebok are facing a new federal lawsuit accusing them of monopolistic, anti-competitive business practices. I know you’re thinking, “What else is new?” But this is different: this lawsuit is by a media company that operates several West Virginia newspapers. It claims that the two tech giants unlawfully conspired via a secret deal nicknamed “Jedi Blue” (I love how they misappropriate the name of “Star Wars” heroes to do evil) to deny newspapers ad revenue and keep them from competing in the market. May these lawsuits against Silicon Valley monopolies be fruitful and multiply.