September 15, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
MORE PRAYERS NEEDED
I hope you will continue to pray for the two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were shot at point-blank range by a cowardly assailant while they were sitting in their parked police car. Those prayers are working: despite multiple bullet wounds in the head and torso, both are now listed in stable condition. This link has more details and information on how you can help the officers and their families.
One of the victims has been identified as Claudia Apolinar, a former librarian, and mother of a 6-year-old son. At the link, you can read about and see her incredible courage as she stumbled out of the police car and, despite multiple bullet wounds, risked putting herself into the line of fire again, made sure civilians were safe, radioed for help, and tended to her partner until paramedics arrived.
The $100,000 reward for the identity of the shooter (described as a dark-skinned male in black clothes) will soon be increased by $75,000 from outside donors. L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Monday challenged NBA star LeBron James to match that reward, following his outspoken criticism of the police and a lot of incendiary rhetoric meant to convince blacks that the police are “targeting” them. At this writing, he’s yet to respond.
On that subject, what could possibly make anyone think it’s justifiable to try to murder police in cold blood? This is the end of a long and twisted path of lies stacked on top of lies, and passions deliberately inflamed to achieve political ends. “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host Will Cain took to Twitter and wrote a must-read thread that traces how we got here and how we can end this madness and reclaim our humanity.
PRAY FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FELLOW AMERICANS
Please pray for those in the path of Hurricane Sally, which is now expected to make landfall in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
If you are along the Gulf Coast and in its path, keep a close eye on the weather news and be prepared for violent weather or to follow evacuation orders. And to help those who will be first on the scene in the storm’s aftermath, please consider a donation to Samaritan’s Purse at http://www.samaritanspurse.org.
President Trump visited California Monday for a roundtable discussion with Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom on the wildfires ravaging the state. Giving a tantalizing glimpse of what could have been accomplished over the past few years if Democrats hadn’t launched a giant “resistance” tantrum and refused to work with Trump, Newsom told Trump, “I want to thank you and acknowledge the work you have done to be immediate in your response.” Last month, Trump approved Newsom’s request for a disaster declaration and directed federal funds to California. Newsom said the aid from FEMA has been “profoundly significant.”
Even more shocking, while he still partially blamed the wildfires on “climate change,” Newsom actually admitted that “we have not done justice to our forest management. We acknowledge our role and response.”
“The Party of Science” is trying to claim that California’s wildfires, like its water shortages and power blackouts, are not the result of decades of mismanagement of resources by far-left radical environmentalists in Sacramento but because “Mother Earth is angry” (Nancy Pelosi.)
Somehow, they believe that preventable fires are due to our lack of sacrifices to Gaia, but real church services are “nonessential.” Mother Earth is angry that Donald Trump, despite having been in power for only 3-1/2 years and having Democrats fight everything he does, still has not yet changed the weather.
Joe Biden even called Trump a “climate arsonist.” Memo to Biden: you are correct that the California wildfires are largely the doing of arsonists. But not “climate arsonists;” actual arsonists, the kind who go around deliberately setting things on fire. You should be familiar with the concept since Democrat-run cities are filled with them these days. Here are just a few. I hope Mother Earth will direct her anger at them in the form of lightning bolts.
MUST-READ: THE GOV. ANSWERS DISMISSIVE READER ON "THE COUP"
Our commentary on Michael Anton’s warning about the Democrats’ possible attempt at a military “coup” brought this response on Monday:
Sheesh... Your comments are little more than conspiracy theory-driven hysteria, conjured up to get hits on your website and fool the naive and the foolish. Seems it works for a few of your readers now and then, though, who seem to lack any semblance of discernment or critical thinking skills.
From the Gov:
Thanks for writing, Chip, although not for insulting my readers. I don’t know how closely you’ve been following this story, but evidence of what you call a “conspiracy theory” has been coming out of Democrats’ own mouths for months. My goal is not just to preach to the choir and tell readers what I think they want to hear, but to reach a wider audience with solid information that most major media do not cover.
I can assure you, 100 percent, that as this particular commentary was being written, getting hits on my website was not the ultimate goal. Readership is important as the means to an end but is not the end in itself, which is, in this case, to issue a serious warning: be prepared for anything when it comes to this election. If you don’t understand that, you haven’t been paying attention.
You should use the words “naive and foolish” while looking in a mirror and waving hello.
We don’t know that some version of the “coup” scenario will take place, but it’s a likelihood unless Biden clearly wins (what does that tell you?), and I don’t think he will, so get ready. Look at what has already happened this year. Assess the level of hatred towards President Trump. Listen to what Hillary and even the candidate himself have said. Consider the future Supreme Court nominees at stake. Notice how violence is increasingly being used in place of reason.
We weren’t prepared to stop the destruction of statues and other historic monuments, and now they’re gone forever. We weren’t prepared to shut down the looting that started this summer and the unprovoked slaughter of our police, and now we have lives and cities ruined and an increasing number of dead cops. It’s not Trump supporters doing these things. I am saying we need to be prepared for the possibility of Democrats doing everything possible to keep Trump from a second term, as they have made it crystal clear they will. And if they manage to get Biden inaugurated if/when it’s clear that Trump would’ve had victories in enough battleground states to win, what then?
The “hysteria” as I see it is on the other side, the one doing the burning, looting and cop-killing. (Biden’s comments on the most recent cold-blooded cop-execution were stunningly tepid.) I am trying to use documented evidence and reason to reach people who have never seen anything like this and might not recognize it for the organized power-grab it is. I hope we have a peaceful transfer of power in January, but we have to be prepared for anything. And I do mean anything.
Think I’m making this up? The Orwellian-named “Transition ‘Integrity’ Project,” which I talked about last week, is a real thing. You can read their report. Here’s a good analysis of what John Podesta and company, funded by George Soros, were doing over the summer.
Thanks to Dan Bongino for calling attention to this piece. I link to this conservative site only because mainstream media are largely ignoring the story.
News flash: Trump is not the one talking about a "street fight.” It’s the left who are planning to do that, after first accusing Trump of the very thing THEY plan to do. Even if the President wins re-election, they want to use mass protests as “leverage” to negotiate “a package of structural reforms to the democratic system” for their own political power, including making D.C. and Puerto Rico states, abolishing the Electoral College, and forcing Supreme Court justices to retire at 70.
"Large, base-building groups on the progressive side will need to anchor this strategy,” the Transition “Integrity” Project says, “but their success will likely depend on supporting and resourcing new and emerging racial justice leaders, many of whom are not affiliated with formal institutions and coalitions.” Note that they are specifically enlisting self-appointed “racial justice leaders” as part of their “strategy.”
And social media is getting into the act big-time. Check out how involved Twitter plans to be in the weeks leading up to Election Night, and the night itself.
This would all sound well-intentioned if we had confidence it was going to be applied even-handedly, but we know it won’t be.
Finally, about Michael Anton’s piece in AMERICAN MIND that sparked my commentary in the first place, that publication has posted a follow-up editorial called “Stop the Coup.” It addresses the predictable backlash from the left to Anton’s accusations. This is another must-read, especially for you, Chip.
The editors want to see pressure applied to the left --- in particular, to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and certain governors who are key to their strategy --- to denounce the plans of the Transition “Integrity” Project, including the appointment of alternate electors, the demand for drastic constitutional changes, and using the threat of secession as a weapon (though I still say, if the West Coast does this, call their bluff and let ‘em go). But I’m not sure that putting these people on the spot is enough, given that they will say whatever they need to at any given moment and then turn on a dime. (Exhibit A: Joe Biden, on virtually any issue.)
Anyway, Chip, this is all real stuff. My readers know that what I tell them is well documented and not “conspiracy theory.” If you have a problem with something I’ve said, take it up with me without insulting them.
THE MOST ENTERTAINING PRESIDENT
Over the weekend, President Trump held rallies in Michigan and Nevada. Here is some info and video on the Michigan rally from Megan Fox at PJ Media:
Megan makes the great point that Trump is the most entertaining President ever, and a great stand-up comedian. People who come to his rallies get the jokes, but the left is so filled with quivering, white-hot rage over losing in 2016 that they take every joke literally, claim it’s a “LIE,” and never see that Trump and his supporters are laughing at them. And these are the people who think they’re the only ones with a sense of humor. No wonder the state of late-night comedy is so dire.
Trump also held a rally in Nevada, an indoor rally in defiance of the Democratic Governor’s ban on indoor gatherings of more than 50 people. This link is to Trump’s speech…
…And this is an article by Wayne Allyn Root, who lives in Las Vegas and is watching his beloved city and state being destroyed by the capricious and intellectually indefensible coronavirus rules handed down from the Governor.
Conservative pundits also had fun comparing the scolding comments from the media about the Trump rally attendees allegedly being “superspreader” events with the same reporters’ previous tweets praising the anti-cop/BLM mass protests with nary a word about the virus hazard. So the virus only spreads if you go to church, Trump rallies, live shows or bars that don’t serve substantial food, but not if you attend left-wing riots.
I think at this point, most Americans have realized that every time these people open their mouths, it’s a superspreader event.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (NIV)