Evening Edition - October 23

October 23, 2019

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the left in recent years, it’s that words are far more important than actual accomplishments.  For instance, it doesn’t matter that President Trump has kept us out of war while giving us perhaps the best economy ever, what matters is those appalling tweets.

And here we go again, with the latest manufactured “OUTRAGE!!!!” storm over Trump describing the one-sided, locked-door, unconstitutional attempt by House Democrats to impeach him as a “lynching.”  Cue the usual commentators to hurl themselves into a frenzy.  Doesn’t Trump realize how offensive it is to use the word “lynching”?!  “Lynching” has a very ugly, triggering, racial history, because it refers to the horrific, unjust hanging of black people.  Only a disgusting racist who should be removed from office would ever use the word “lynching” to refer to an impeachment investigation!

So thanks to RedState.com for this list of videos of prominent Democrats referring to Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment hearings as a “lynching” run by a Republican “lynch mob.” (For the record, actual “lynch mobs” of the type Democrats are now referencing were usually Democrats.)

https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/10/22/apparently-every-democrat-existence-used-term-lynch-defend-clintons/

These Democrats include major Trump impeachment peddler Jerry Nadler and Joe Biden. Biden just yesterday called Trump’s use of the word “lynching” in reference to impeachment “abhorrent” and “despicable.”  But when it was pointed out to Biden that he'd used the same word in the exact same circumstances, Joe explained that that was totally different because…well…uh…TRUUUUUUUMP!!!

https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-apologizes-partisan-lynching-trump

Bonus points to Red State for reminding us that CNN, which spent much of Tuesday feigning shock and outrage at Trump for using the word “lynching,” itself described the Benghazi hearings as “the high-tech lynching of Hillary Clinton.”  Those disgusting racists.  

Once again, if it weren’t for double standards, today’s Democrats and the media (pardon my redundancy) would have no standards at all.   

PS – Not everyone in DC pretended to need smelling salts over Trump’s use of the word “lynching” to describe the Kafkaesque impeachment circus being conducted by Adam Schiff.  Senate Majority Leader Lindsay Graham noted that while lynching is associated with African-Americans, it’s happened to many people down through history and means “somebody taking the law in their own hands and out to get somebody for no good reason.”  He added that it’s when a “mob grabs you, they don’t give you a chance to defend yourself, they don’t tell you what happened to you, they just destroy you. That’s exactly what’s happening in the United States House of Representatives right now.”

Once again, you can argue that Republicans aren’t allowed to use the word “lynching” (Democrats obviously are, though), but if you accept Graham’s definition, it’s tough to dispute that that’s exactly what’s happening right now in the House. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/graham-impeachment-inquiry-sham-trumps-right-lynching/

 

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We can mark this week down in the history books as the week when the idea of a “Deep State” cabal working in secret to undermine a Presidency and thwart the will of the American people officially shifted media narratives from a “crazy, rightwing conspiracy theory” to “yes, there’s a Deep State, and it’s good that they’re saving the voters from their bad decisions.” 

That's actually the sales pitch New York Times writer Michelle Cottle made.  All those shadowy conspirators lying and leaking and scheming to try to block Trump’s election, and failing, to try to block his agenda and destroy his Administration, why, they’re not only real but they’re the good guys.  They’re saving the Constitution from a renegade President.

I don’t think I have to tell you that that’s not only insane, it’s the exact opposite of the truth.  Unelected bureaucrats and intel spooks are supposed to be in Washington to serve the President, who is elected as the representative of the American people.  For them to take it upon themselves to stage a secret coup to overthrow the elected President is an act of shredding the Constitution. These people have no right to assume these powers for themselves, and what they’re doing used by go by such quaint terms as “treason” and “sedition.”

I would go on at length here, but I don’t have to because John Daniel Davidson at The Federalist already did an excellent job of skewering the “Alice in Wonderland” reasoning behind praising these arrogant spies and saboteurs preening and posing as patriotic defenders of the Constitution. 

https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/22/no-the-deep-state-isnt-a-bunch-of-unbiased-patriots-who-deserve-our-gratitude/

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SEE "HUCKABEE" WRITER LAURA AINSWORTH SING ON "HUCKABEE" ON TBN

Last year, “Huckabee” writer Laura Ainsworth, who is also a retro-jazz vocalist and indie recording artist, and her husband/fellow writer Pat Reeder visited Hendersonville, where Laura shot an appearance on my TBN TV show.  She and Tre Corley and the Music City Connection performed a gorgeous rendition of a great standard from her award-winning third album “New Vintage.” We also talked about growing up with her big band musician dad and her book, “The Sub-Par Adventures of Snakebite and Stonefinger,” a memoir of life aboard a US Navy sub in the 1970s, written with her submariner veteran pal, singer/songwriter Bill Sanner. 

Sadly, the segment had to be pulled at the last minute because of a problem securing the TV licensing rights to the song.  But we’ve finally secured permissions to at least share it with you on YouTube as a digital exclusive. Please enjoy and share! 

https://youtu.be/AGorRNgp4t4

If you love what you hear, you can find links to buy Laura’s albums, downloads and best-of vinyl LP “Top Shelf,” and her books at http://www.lauraainsworth.com.  “Snakebite and Stonefinger” (https://www.amazon.com/Sub-Par-Adventures-Snakebite-Stonefinger/dp/1517655420/ ) is a great gift for any Navy sub veteran or anyone who’s experienced having a family member serving on the far side of the world.  Pat and Laura’s other book, “Nine Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers” (https://www.amazon.com/Nine-Hallmarks-Highly-Incompetent-Losers-ebook/dp/B00H9J8QX8), is a hilarious “reverse self-help book,” featuring hundreds of crazy-but-true news stories, perfect for fans of “In Case You Missed It” (I wrote the foreword.)

Laura is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lauraainsworthsings and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/lauraainsworth1 if you’d like to follow her there.

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What passes for “journalistic standards” now: Anyone with the sense God gave a goat recognizes that Hillary Clinton’s accusation that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a “Russian asset” secretly plotting to reelect Trump by running a third-party campaign is nuttier than a Payday bar.  Even liberal, anti-Trump Rolling Stone political reporter Matt Taibbi called Hillary and the Democrats’ branding of everyone but them as part of a vast Russian conspiracy as “witch-hunting insanity” and “a massive breach from reality.” 

But a panel of talking heads on MSNBC can see through the denials.  They pointed out that in Gabbard’s epic takedown response to Hillary, “She never DENIED being a Russian asset.”  Well, game over!  They’ve got her there!

https://www.westernjournal.com/msnbc-panel-mocks-gabbard-says-never-denied-russian-asset/

As long as we’re accusing people of being things simply because they never denied being them, here’s a by-no-means-complete list of things that MSNBC correspondents have never denied being:

1. Paid spokespeople for the DNC.

2. Androids programmed by Adam Schiff.

3. Escapees from a home for mentally-challenged conspiracy theorists.

4. Deep State plants.

5. Talking house plants.

 

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I’m not a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino movies, but kudos to him for refusing to bend his knee to communist Chinese censors and recut his latest movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” to mollify Beijing. 

https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/10/director-quentin-tarantino-refuses-to-recut-his-newest-film-for-chinese-release/

A salute, too, to Shaquille O’Neal for speaking out against the NBA’s kowtowing to China’s demand that nobody voice support for the pro-freedom demonstrators in Hong Kong.  He reminded them that we live in America, not China, and Americans “are allowed to speak out on injustices.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/shaquille-oneal-daryl-morey-nba-china

Once upon a time in America, there was no shortage of entertainment, sports and business figures who would gladly tell the communists where to stuff it when they tried to order us around.  Let’s hope O’Neal shames his colleagues into doing the right thing and that Tarantino helps revive that long-gone "Don't Tread On Me" spirit the way he brought back surf music and drive-in movies. 

 

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  • Barbara Allen

    10/24/2019 07:40 PM

    When I hear "Lynching", I think about all those beloved western movies that I watched as a kid. Simple mob rules. This word is not racist and it was used to describe just that. Don't try to link it or twist it to anything else.

  • Michael Garrett

    10/24/2019 06:27 PM

    Let's hope all the Democratic liberals in the House become a "hung" jury in their attempts to lynch or impeach President Trump with no transparency in sight. They clearly are "hanging" our Constitution out to dry by claiming it doesn't say what it really says in regards to acts of treason. Let's see if we conservatives can find some old dead trees in D.C. no longer producing any fruit for all of them to "hang" from.
    Mike Garrett
    Trinidad, Colo.

  • Nelda White

    10/24/2019 04:41 PM

    First, your wife is a lovely lady with a beautiful voice. Enjoyed hearing her sing. Second, lynching has taken place for hundreds of years here in America. They are called lynch mobs. Witchcraft was a reason, when not burned at the stake, horse stealing, rape, robbery, murder. and most of these people were white, so hate to disappoint the ones that don't like history, but the word is not racist.

  • Floyd Unger

    10/24/2019 03:07 PM

    Another very good report. Nice to have this stuff in a rational and unemotional tone. As Joe Friday always said “Just the facts mam”.

  • JC Holland

    10/24/2019 03:06 PM

    Mike, every one of these things checks out on the MSM. Why are you, Fox News, and President Trump not talking about this every day so people can finally figure out just how slanted the fake MSM really is? I, and most Americans had no idea that Pelosi, Kerry, and all the News leaders were this bad.

    Gavin Newsome is Pelosi's nephew.

    John Kerry's daughter is married to an officials's son in Iran.

    This is what you call a "stacked deck." IF YOU
    HAD A HUNCH THE NEWS SYSTEM WAS SOMEWHAT RIGGED AND YOU COULDN'T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, THIS MIGHT HELP YOU SOLVE THE PUZZLE.

    ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, Obama's former National Security Adviser.

    CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser for ‘Strategic Communications.’

    ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

    ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama's former Deputy Press Secretary.

    ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama's former Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.

    CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton's Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

    This is “Huge” and is a 'partial' list since the same incestuous relationship holds true for NBC/MSNBC and most media outlets. Trump has been right all along. Fake News is generated by this incestuous relationship. Ya think there might be a little bias in the news?..Ya Think?

  • michael peloquin

    10/24/2019 12:08 PM

    Great work and analysis. Please keep it up. Best wishes!

  • Jerry

    10/24/2019 10:08 AM

    Mike I would like to ask this question of you What is the NATO agreement used for? This relates to Turkey and Russia Turkey is defended if Russia attacks them by NATO Turkey buys weapons from Russia and now are in some alliance with each other. I am confused as why this can be allowed. Russia and Turkey seem to be as one with defense provided by NATO if there is an attack on Turkey. Please clean this up for me I find this to be more than disturbing. Thanks Mike I ask you I feel I can trust you I am not trowing this on your plate to irate you.

  • Jerry

    10/24/2019 09:29 AM

    My God, does things for a reason Donald Trump is a reason he is President, as the Obama administration (another reason )was President. God wanted to show the difference between one from the other, Religious Freedoms are being attacked because of Obama; Trump is trying to restore Religious Freedoms the media is on the side of Obama its dislike for prayer in public comes thru loud and clear. The Media condones dishonesty, and the idea to bring false witness against each other is paramount in its messages. The media and Obama wants Government to rule over America where Trump wants its citizens and God to rule the law of the Land. The decisions belongs to the people do we want Obama and the media to rule our lives or do we want to make our decisions as a free people with Trump and my God leading us. God loves all the people yes even Obama and the media; I dislike the two because of their reasons to take my freedoms and my chances of publicly loving my God. God gave this country a chance to be the best on his planet let's not let the Media and the pagans on the Left blow it. KAG

  • Maxie Bryan McGuffey

    10/24/2019 04:06 AM

    Thanks again for sharing the truth about the Democrats double standard. I’m humbly thankful for you, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hanity, Rush, Tucker Carlson & Fox News. I thank God so many of the radical left wing folks continue to show their bias ignorant agenda. The more they’re exposed the more they ensure a another 4 years of Trump in the 2020 election. I also hope & pray for a two term Pence administration following 8 years of Trump!!!

  • Thomas Houser

    10/24/2019 02:32 AM

    Once again I have to say well; done!!!! I can't tel how much I look forward to your daily messages both at night and in the morning. If everyone would just read your columns with an open mind and yearning for truth this country could once again be the greatest country the world has ever known. I believe the reason we are in such a said state is we are approaching the return of Jesus and satan is working overtime. Those who were never really saved are rearing the heads just as the Bible predicted and just as the Bible predicted millions are being saved all over the world. I believe we must pray for those lost souls and ask God to make himself known to them. Once again thanks for being a Christian voice in this troubling time. Tom from Tennessee

  • Judy Nurkkala

    10/24/2019 01:41 AM

    I am a conservative Christian who voted for Trump. I will vote for him again simply because it would be a tragedy for America if a Democrat would win. But I - and many others - are ashamed of his tweets. He is losing votes because of this. His name-calling and comments about things like "lynching" are inappropriate. He should let others do the name-calling and blame game and quit patting himself on the back. Others are telling of his virtues. He has no need to do so himself.

  • Anna Marie Eier

    10/24/2019 01:28 AM

    Again Thank you~

  • Amelia Little

    10/24/2019 01:21 AM

    It's good to see a well-known sports figure and a hoolywood producer to speak out against chinese oppression...and to not bow down to the Chinese. Too bad the same can't be said of the Canadian airline and womens' product company who are kissing the feet of lbgtqx. I don't know about the airline, but the headlines about always was they were "forced"--well, no, they weren't. They caved in to the current (and hopefully not forever) fad of the insane thinking that a man can be a woman just because he wishes so---and if he squeezes his eyes shut real tight and wishes on a star, he will be in need of a feminine product. The men must not have ever listened to women about menstral periods, the pain, discomfort, inconvenience and cost. I'm sure many women would be glad to hand it all over to them!!! But, what a cop-out to say they were "forced" to comply. What was going to happen--the guys would just not buy their product? LMAO!!!!

    Heard on a talk show a bit ago that Republicans are pushing to do away with the straight ticket option and democrats are having a cow. Voter suppression, they say (well, everything is to them) because especially black people aren't going to want to have to stand in line while others actually make specific selections of who to vote on, or how to vote on issues. Heavens!!! Let's not have thoughtful, purposeful voting take over!!! IMO, if you don't have a clue who or what you are voting for, perhaps you should stay home. And, I do know of 30 somethings who are fairly vocal (too many thinking socialism is the way to go--but, you know, not socialism like the countries that have failed, but the "new" socialism) but who don't bother with actually registering and voting (and I thank God for that.)

    I pray that Gov. Abbot, the TX state attorney, CPS, whomever, are able to stop the insanity of allowing little James' mom to make him into a girl--because SHE wants him to be. It's not like at 7 (or even worse, at 3 when it seems this all started) that he would have a clue from one day to the next. Earlier today, I wondered, when he grows up and decides he never wanted to be a girl, will he be able to sue his mom, the jury, the "experts" who persuaded the jury, the courts, the doctors and surgeons, etc for damaging him? I did hear a lady (didn't catch the name or the show) who seemed to indicate there might be a whole lot of lawsuits in a few years over this stuff.

  • Anne turner

    10/23/2019 11:52 PM

    The problem is that, although you have a very large following, it is only a small percentage of voters and mostly the more conservative bunch at that. Middle America watches CNN and network news channels, plus also watch .FOX but their again it’s the already convinced. Others are in denial. I once commented to a liberal friend that Hilary did all sorts if illegal things. She said, I’ve never heard anything like that. When Waters recently interviewed people on the street the hadn’t heard anything about the Ukraine. Most people in the country have no idea how wealth is created. So we really have an ill informed electorate, particularly among the young, who simply vote for those they find most attractive to them for whatever reason. I am afraid they will give no thought to the costs associated with all the free stuff. Just raise taxes on all those rich people and all will be well. We are raising very entitled people. Therefore, I think it is likely The D.nC will prevail with comforting old Joe to be daddy.

  • Bob V

    10/23/2019 11:40 PM

    I'm getting worried. I didn't think the impeachment could go ahead, but with Syria, Doral, still unresolved questions about Ukraine, I think Trump may be in very real trouble.

  • rodney burke

    10/23/2019 11:39 PM

    the looney left has ran itself into irrelevancy. We knowt hey lie so why bother, Time to call things like they are and remind, dems they do NOT control our speech or vocabulary. They can't even speak English anymore. They do NOT have any say in what we say. They are the ignorant ones and the liars.

  • Caryl Cusick

    10/23/2019 10:57 PM

    As a movie buff who likes Westerns, I associated the word "lynching" first with cowboys, frontier justice, and movies wherein the hero is a good guy who is wrongly threatened with a "lynching" and escapes to fight again and win the day against the bad cowboys and real cattle rustlers. Unfortunately, another outcrop of that "frontier justice" was used by the KKK.

  • Harold Hansen

    10/23/2019 09:46 PM

    No comments on here, thanks!
    But, I DO have a lot to say! I’m not
    Gonna watch “Gunsmoke” anymore, and or go back to Vietnam. Never know what I might say! Ridiculous!

  • Victoria Blake

    10/23/2019 09:44 PM

    It just shows how racist the Dems and the media can be to immediately think that the word lynching is connected to racism. The first thing I think of at the word lynching is old west and cattle rustling. These people need to get a grip. They are far more racist than anyone I know. I'm 71 and lived in the deep south since I turned 6. I've never seen such a display of racism as all these people who are shouting about all of us being white supremacists/bigotted racists. By the way, I watched a movie I haven't seen in years about the life of Peter Marshall. I think the House and Senate could benefit from the prayer Dr Marshall prayed when he was clergy for Congress. It was about being thankful for out rights and our freedom. It was an amazing prayer. Thanks

  • Robin L Hansen

    10/23/2019 09:37 PM

    ??

  • Stephen Russell

    10/23/2019 09:04 PM

    Locked hearing : bad optics, making Dems look Bad, making sane voters Angry & adding fuel to fire acting pompous, elitist, & Schitty (Schiff). & You wonder why everyone whose sane is angry with YOUR side, Your shooting selves in foot, ammo for GOP campaign,.
    (minus RINOs).
    Denying the Voters OUR Rights in this
    Purge House & Senate