Evening Edition - August 19

August 19, 2020 |

NIGHT 2 IS IN THE BOOKS

Night two of the Democrats’ virtual convention was only marginally better than night one. There were two reasonably decent segments: Jill Biden gave a good speech and seemed pleasant and personable (although it was kind of ruined at the end when Joe awkwardly entered the frame and called her “Jill Bliden”), and the segments where the delegates stood in front of backdrops representing their states were entertaining. Frankly, that was the first time so far that I saw or heard anything that reflected what America really is like. Seems like a pretty cool country; maybe these America-hating Democrat leaders should go out and visit it sometime.

Otherwise, as even a liberal media critic admitted, it was like an endless YouTube commercial you couldn’t click “Skip” on. The Party that’s trying to convince us that they’re “Ready to Lead” and can solve all of America’s problems once again couldn’t get their sound and video synched, a production basic that 15-year-old YouTubers can handle with ease. Having Elizabeth Warren represent the Native American Caucus was a welcome moment of unintentional humor. So was the speaker who said that Biden would both fund Planned Parenthood and reduce infant mortality (those are mutually exclusive concepts.)

We also heard virtually no positive messages or any details about what the Democrats would do to solve all these terrible problems they described, other than not be Trump. “Hope and change” has been replaced with “Orange Man Bad” and “America racist.” If you were playing any drinking games with the phrase “systemic racism,” then you probably suffered alcohol poisoning. Nobody mentioned that the places with the most violence and rioting over “systemic racism” are cities where Democrats have been running the system for decades.

During my appearance last night on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show with Ben Shapiro, Ben noted that in just 90 seconds, AOC managed to work in every “woke” buzzword on the “progressive” Bingo card, including systemic, xenophobia, brutality, unsustainable, “inequalities of wealth for the few,” “guaranteed health care,” and “racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia” all in one sentence. She seconded the nomination of Bernie Sanders. That stirred up some interest, but it was just a pro forma move, not a “revolution” (that comes later.)

Bernie wasn’t the official nominee, but he apparently assumes he’s the unofficial nominee. In a live stream to an anti-Trump group Tuesday, he let the Trojan horse out of the bag by saying that if the Democrats can just keep the House, win the Senate and get Biden elected, there’s “a path” to use Biden to impose his progressive (i.e., socialist) agenda. So much for the idea of Biden being anything more than a smiling façade for a radical leftist shadow government.

But the absolute worst convention decision of all, worse than even that Billy Porter video of “For What It’s Worth,” and one that could almost be registered as an in-kind donation to the Trump campaign, was to focus on foreign policy. I know they’re trying to convince us that Joe Biden isn’t suffering from dementia, but apparently, they think all of us are. Do they really think our memories are so bad that we can look at John Kerry or Jimmy Carter and not recall what a disaster their policies in the Middle East were?

Were we also supposed to not notice that “Foreign Policy Night” included nothing about our biggest problem: China? What can they say about that, when Biden is famous for kowtowing to and defending China and his son has enriched himself with questionable Chinese financial deals? China has made it clear that Biden is their choice to be our President, and that should set off more alarms than a dozen Portland arsonists.

Their big “Republican” get Tuesday was Colin Powell, who as far as I know hasn’t supported a Republican since Dubya’s days. I respect Gen. Powell, but these same Democrats once accused him of being part of a conspiracy to “lie” us into war over non-existent Iraqi WMDs. I don’t buy that, but it’s the story the Democrats themselves peddled for nearly two decades. Now, they bring him on to convince us we need to go back to trusting the same Deep State crew to run our foreign policy, and we aren’t supposed to remember that they made those very people synonymous with “endless wars for regime change”?

And don’t even get me started on what must’ve been going through viewers’ minds when Bill Clinton came on to accuse Trump of not using the Oval Office properly!

As a reminder, it was one day after this came out (Warning: not a story for delicate sensibilities):

Not to mention that this was the President who signed NAFTA, the job-exporting trade bill that Trump ran on replacing. In fact, all of these people oversaw some of the most incompetent foreign policy debacles in history: Iran and North Korea becoming nuclear powers, endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of al-Qaida and ISIS, the Benghazi attack, trade deals that exported our jobs and manufacturing to China, Russian expansionism, putting us as the mercy of OPEC for our energy needs, the list goes on and on. It was like watching a greatest hits list of reasons why Americans were willing to gamble on an outsider like Trump: because we figured nobody could possibly screw up worse than these people. After three years of 24/7 Trump bashing by the media, many Americans needed that reminder. So thanks, Democrats!

In just three short years, Trump has forced China to the bargaining table, brought our manufacturing back, crushed ISIS, crafted new trade deals that put America first, ended our reliance on Middle Eastern oil, made America an energy exporter and undercut Russia’s oil industry, defended Israel and now, he’s just crafted a historic peace deal between Israel and the UAE, and other Arab nations want in on it.

Last night’s convention was like having your bitter, angry, alcoholic ex-wife show up on your doorstep at 2 a.m., screaming, “Don’t you want me back?!” Not really, no.

For those with three hours of their lives they’d like to never get back, here is the full live stream of night two of the Democratic virtual convention.

Once again, they made the mistake of not turning off the YouTube comments, and they got some doozies. My favorites include “The real Democratic Convention is in Portland.”

And for the fun versions, here are PJ Media’s live blog of it…

…And the Trump campaign’s response

WELCOME NEWS

Here’s some welcome news: President Trump retweeted Baltimore GOP House candidate Kimberly Klacik’s (the anti-AOC) devastating commercial and vowed to work with her to “bring Baltimore back, and fast,” adding, “Don’t blow it, Baltimore, the Democrats have destroyed your city!”

That video is included in the link and since going viral, it’s quickly racked up over 7 million views. Some pundits are calling it the best political ad in years. It reminds me of the argument that Trump made to habitual Democratic voters who never saw any improvement in their situations: “What have you got to lose?”

As Ms Klacik’s video makes depressingly clear, black Baltimore residents have nothing to lose in voting for a Republican who actually wants to clean up and help her community. Baltimore's last Republican mayor left office in 1967, and look at the results. They won’t even stop people from coming into black neighborhoods and illegally dumping trash, nor will they clean up the illegal trash (a group of volunteer Trump supporters came in and did that, though. City leaders criticized the volunteers.) Continuing to vote for Democrats at this point would be a perfect example of doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, which was how Albert Einstein defined “insanity.”

And Kim Klasik will be my in-studio guest this weekend on TBN 8/11pm ET and you can bet we’ll discuss her incredible message to Baltimore and the firestorm it’s created.

ELECTION RESULTS

Tuesday, local primary elections were held in Florida and Alaska. In early returns in Alaska, some Republican incumbents were trailing their conservative challengers. But because of the time difference and other Alaska-centric factors, it will take a while for the final results to come in. And here’s a continually updated rundown of Florida results.

One major story: GOP Rep. Ross Spano lost to challenger Scott Franklin, who was backed by Rep. Matt Gaetz. That’s bad news for Democrats, who’d hoped to run against Spano. And in some news worth celebrating, Scott Israel failed in his attempt to win the nomination for his old job as Broward County Sheriff, where his incompetence helped lead to the Parkland School shooting massacre. Dana Loesch has more on that.

CONSPIRACY SILLINESS UPDATE

Conspiracy Silliness Update: No, no mail sorting machines will be taken offline at the Post Office between now and the election, despite the fact that taking them offline occasionally is routine procedure. And as White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows noted, when you’re talking about dealing with 100 million mail-in ballots, a sorting machine is “like a gnat on an elephant’s back. It’s not going to matter, with 8.6 billion pieces of mail going through the Postal Service every year.”

DEMOCRATS HAVE GONE COMPLETELY INSANE

This is a brilliant plan! All Democratic politicians should chain themselves to mailboxes until after Election Day, just to be on the safe side!

DAILY VERSE

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  • Marie Krause

    08/21/2020 10:58 AM

    Thank you kindly for your offer of allowing me to get a second glimpse of 'democrats last nights show'. I'm so sick of hearing repeats of all those famous democratic speeches, from long ago, and after Michelles pity party night before last, when Biden was about 10 minutes of meandering through his memories last night.........I remembered I had some ironing to do, in another room. Forgot to turn the volume down, so had an anger attack, or two, anyway, but fortunately didn't scorch any of my garments. I'd rather just not hear Steven Kings version of what America might turn into , next year. Trump is more than ever, getting my vote. Let us pray.

  • Maria Brown

    08/20/2020 05:07 PM

    Thank you for your phenomenal comments, and your daily verses. I won't watch the Democratic convention to listen to all their lies and of course no mention of what is going on destroying, looting on those cities, run by democrats. It is about time that the SWAMP is rid of all of them, they get their dues by going to jail. The Lord will hear the prayers of the silent minority!!!

  • Lori Schoeny

    08/20/2020 03:34 PM

    Maybe I am not up on how people in the city send/receive mail but if they have the ability to receive mail in ballots, don't they get mailed out through the same box?

  • Gail Denham

    08/20/2020 11:56 AM

    Folks - it's now or never
    Please PRAY ALL DAY LONG for our country - for President Trump and VP Pence - and for all those who love democracy and their Bibles, and carry guns - in other words the deplorable, uneducated, Walmart shoppers. We are a strong group if we all stood up and were counted.
    Ask God for mercy on this country. God is in control, we know that.

  • Gail Denham

    08/20/2020 11:53 AM

    Here in Oregon I've been telling friends they better keep an eye on their corner mailboxes - cuz apparently Pres. Trump's men are out - in the middle of the night - stealing them and loading them on flatbed trucks. oi vey - what a scheme
    only the P.O. has been taking those boxes away for year s- since 2011 - couple writer friends and I discussed this sev. years ago and one decided to write a fantasy story on what's happening to our mail boxes - OH MY
    Truth is it's a cost-cutting factor - altho I do miss corner mailboxes and anyway Oregon has had mail-in ballots for years (prob. why we're a democrat state) so what diff. does it make to Oregon.
    (I've been tasked to write about disappearing phone booths - miss them too - and where now does Superman change? plus I remember when my Gma would give me a dime and say "hang on to this case you need to call home."
    But I like your idea better - let's see the dems chain themselves to the mailboxes - and guard them. we can then go by and offer them a water bottle or perhaps a cracker.
    One friend reports seeing the huge dumping grounds for the retired mail boxes. Actually my hubby would like to have one - but we don't have a flatbed truck.
    oh well - we're a totally blue state anyway - so what's the beef.?
    I love that story tho - the conspiracy about mail boxes and voting boxes - it's hilarious - and I share it as a joke much as I can. We need to laugh - or we may cry.
    Blessings on your newsletters. appreciate you.

  • Ann Cavener

    08/20/2020 11:00 AM

    Thanks again for keeping us informed about the REAL TRUTH when we might not know it. I cannot imagine that anyone would buy into the green deal thing when everything that I know of about socialism does not work. I'd like to know how that would give away all this free "stuff" when everyone with a brain knows that NOTHING IS FREE--SOMEONE HAS TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING!

    I have one problem with communications that I get from the Trump campaign--they want me to give my credit card number, and my husband does not believe that is a safe thing. My contributions to the Republican National Committee have always been by check. As a retired teacher my retirement would not be adequate for me to live. Fortunately my husband also has a retirement, so we are comfortable (have already paid for house and cars.) We have been blessed in so many ways--especially by being able to go on numerous mission trips--Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, and a tiny village just north of Budapest Hungary. The people there were so open to hearing the Word and were very responsive. I so miss seeing these special friends we made there. I also went on one trip to do a vacation Bible school in Wyoming--great response there, too.

    I appreciate all that you do in service to our Lord! God is good!!

    Blessings,
    Ann

  • Harry Holsopple

    08/20/2020 10:08 AM

    I am an American, am proud to be one. I have German, French, Scotch, Irish, and Native American blood in my veins. I am proud of my heritage. I know most, if not all, people are proud of their family history. Notice I did not say that I am a White American, or American Indian. I said I am an American, an proud of it. Why can't all who are American, say so, without an adjective in front of it.

  • Dot Whitley

    08/20/2020 10:03 AM

    Colin Powell and Jimmy Carter deserve the least respect. I'm afraid they are the worst of the hypocrites. Mr. Powell had a chance to be somebody , but failed, and Jimmy should have left politics alone.

  • Jerry Korba

    08/20/2020 09:17 AM

    The Hate from the DNC is evident the Anti America message is strong what is missing from the DNC is the china virus the WHO CDC responsibility of protecting the world and the United States from biological warfare on the planet they fail in a colossal way. Not any mention of that. Another item missing was the Islamic terrorist regime was just a JV team I didn't hear China is a jv team from Obama into islamic terrorist; however Biden said China is not our enemy but our competitor I know the game Biden is playing is self interest The Trump interest is working to get as much capital in EVERYONES household as possible. Why does the MSM omit those agendas all it does is create Anti America sediment in hopes of destroying America. The MSM forgot the struggles of Civil War WW1 and 2 they forgot to look at our national cemeteries to keep the Nazis and Imperialism and Communist and Socialism off our shores remember the Alamo many war time events to keep America, America It must be the greatest so many evil empire wants to destroy it. MAGA and KAG should be the battle cry the DNC like the the Other evil empires wants it demise

  • Joy Randolph

    08/20/2020 08:48 AM

    The LIberal Democrates and Establishment Republicans are mad and filled with hate because President Trump exposed the corruption among all of our agencies and politicians who sold out our jobs and our country to line their own pockets. Follow the money! They will not show the violence in all the Democrat cities and they will not talk about their failed policies in the Democrat run cities and states. They will not talk about their failed covid 19 shut down policies and failed nursing home policies. They will not talk about people leaving the Democrat cities because of failed policies and high taxes. We can see they have nothing to offer but "vote for me, I hate Trump!" 24/7 for the past 5 years the media has made their money spewing hate of President Trump - without him they have nothing to say!

  • charles c templeton

    08/20/2020 07:31 AM

    amen

  • Jerry korba

    08/20/2020 07:13 AM

    What difference does it make what color of skin the Vice President is ,the members in the dnc come in many colors they come with one trait the hate of America is evident so many other negative traits ridding of police capitalism two sets of justice and the love of violence in our communities also the hunger to go to war with other countries instead it is war with America

  • Gregory George Keller

    08/20/2020 03:42 AM

    You are a awesome man and so Right PERIOD love you and your show I pray for the lords protection over you in my prayers

  • James Evart

    08/19/2020 11:54 PM

    Mike, kudos to you and your staff. This was one of the most hilarious newsletters that you guys have yet kicked out the door. When you can laugh at it, you have defeated it. The hypocrisy and lies of the left is becoming so obvious that it's laughable. If your newsletter was considered a drug, I would definitely be a user, even a dealer. Too bad it's free!
    It seems that the more hate/lies that the Democrats spew out, the more accurately they define themselves through their own accusations. Remember, one of meanings of Satan's name is THE ACCUSER.

  • roger mumbower

    08/19/2020 11:50 PM

    USPS. I mail a priority package from California to Illinois on July 27, and it arrived in Illnois on 11 August. ($6.00). On July 28 I mailed a priority package ($12.00) from California to Florida. It arrived on 17 August. Great service from our postal system. If this is such a terrible country, why are about 1,000,000 people allowed to legally come into this country each year. And why are a million more are trying to sneak into a country, that the Democrates say is such a terrible country?

  • Robert Byrns

    08/19/2020 10:06 PM

    2 Peter 2 speaks to the issue of these Democrats who knew the blessings of our godly founding, yet have run after their own lusts and rejected the Holy Providence that we, as a nation, once knew.

  • Steve Willmann

    08/19/2020 10:00 PM

    Will anyone ask Joe Biden if he intends on hiding in the basement during every crisis. If he does will he turn the keys over to Kamala until he feels safe enough to come out of the basement.

  • Linda Baese

    08/19/2020 09:16 PM

    New name for democrats:
    MARXOCRATS.

  • Linda Rodgers

    08/19/2020 09:08 PM

    Thank you for your insite and bolding speaking it. By the way, my sister emailed me 2 days ago to tell me ai should vote for Biden. Well that's not going to happen. She even had a whole list of faults about Trump. So much to sticking to the issues. I will vote to Donald Trump.

  • moriah

    08/19/2020 09:07 PM

    I love reading your cometary, eventhough, I may not necessarily like the subject matter.
    Your responses are always great and most positive. I frequently share them close friends.

    Have a Blessed Day!
    God Bless America

  • Jeanne Karras

    08/19/2020 08:57 PM

    I just discovered Kimberly Klacik! What a gem to send to the U.S.Congress.
    I have written her and sent a donation. No Republican has won that district in decades. I hope the people will hear her message and trust her to work for them. Baltimore needs a revival, it is overdue.. Kim needs our support, please consider sending a donation to help her win. We need her.

  • Robert Crane

    08/19/2020 08:43 PM

    Today's DNC is akin to communism, make no mistake

  • Brenda Sykes

    08/19/2020 08:32 PM

    As our countrymen are becoming immune to the dronings of both parties, it’s getting very difficult to separate their ideas. Can’t someone devise some charts for us visual learners. “A picture is worth...etc.” Show what Pres. Trump has accomplished. That I can easily remember! Just a thought.

  • Carl "T" Smith

    08/19/2020 08:03 PM

    It was the Dim Wits that spent Millions on a platform for Universal Health Care, aka Obamacare, that never worked! Now it appears they are using the same group to put together their Virtual convention, seems some people never learn! Maybe those are the educated Morons Burning-Looting -Murdering in Portland, Seattle, Austin, Colorado, Detroit & NYC? Anyone that believes these are grassroots uprising needs HELP. The corporations donating to ANTIFA & BLM are hoping appeasement will work like it did for the Very Reverend Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson? Good Luck folks - History Tells us appeasement only whets the appetite of Bullies or Psychopaths.

  • Carol Yagher

    08/19/2020 08:00 PM

    In CA. We have mail in ballots. But I’m concerned. At the bottom of the ballots in the code section very cleverly there is either an R or D to denote your party I’affiliation.I’m told which I feel could be a way of either promoting or deleting ballots of our citizens. Is there a way of checking this out and determining the truth from you or someone in the know. Please help