Evening Edition - November 9

November 9, 2018

Response to CNN claim that Sarah tweeted a "doctored" video of Acosta

A detailed response from Buzzfeed News: 

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/11/08/buzzfeed-fact-checks-claims-from-cnn-and-others-that-sarah-sanders-tweeted-doctored-video-of-jim-acosta/

In case you want to read more about Broward County vote system integrity.

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/11/08/wtf-marc-caputo-shares-more-evidence-of-broward-county-ballot-shenanigans-and-its-suspicious-as-sht-pic/

Forgotten ballot boxes 

When I wrote a few days ago that we wouldn’t know the final results of close elections until the Democrats had finished pulling all the “forgotten” ballot boxes out of car trunks, did you really think I was joking?  It should be obvious to everyone by now that in any really close race, when the votes are counted and recounted, in defiance of all laws of probability, the Democrats always seem to gain votes and pull ahead. It’s like tossing a coin 100 times and having it land upright on its edge 100 times. 

In Arizona, where the vote count is still going on, liberal Trojan horse Kyrsten Sinema has now inched ahead of heroic military pilot Martha McSally in the Senate race, despite repeated exposes of her badmouthing her own state as a “meth lab of democracy,” deriding the intelligence of Arizonans and her campaign workers admitting she was lying about not being a far-left “progressive” so she could get elected. The big surprise here isn’t that she is edging ahead in the long count but that the vote was close at all. 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrat-kyrsten-sinema-takes-paper-thin-lead-over-martha-mcsally-in-arizona-senate-race

Meanwhile, in Florida, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has taken back his concession speech (I’m getting Al Gore deja vu in multiple ways), as the vote count inexplicably drags on. In liberal Broward County, the number of ballots reported cast keeps changing. There are anecdotal reports of boxes of votes being left unattended for days, illegally transported in rented vans without required supervision, etc. You know, the usual shenanigans (Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes has previously been accused of incompetence and violating laws regarding the handling and counting of ballots.)

Marco Rubio and other top Republicans are concerned that Democrats are trying to pull slow-motion theft of major seats (Rubio notes that Bay County managed to finish its vote count on time despite recently being hit by a category 4 hurricane), and they’re moving quickly to counter it.

Republican Florida Senate candidate Rick Scott filed lawsuits late Thursday against the top election officials in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. GOP leaders assert the Democrats are sending planeloads of lawyers into these states to try to use lawsuits, ballot manipulation and selective “recounts” to pull out reversals for losing Democrats by throwing out Republican votes and creating Democratic votes. My favorite phony-baloney complaint is that Democratic Senate votes were suppressed because the Senate race fell on the bottom of the ballot, making it harder for find. What, are all Florida Democrats still suffering eyestrain from staring at ballots in 2000 and trying to divine whether a pristine chad was slightly bent for Al Gore? Here’s a lot more detail, if you have the stomach for it:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-senate-candidate-rick-scott-sues-florida-election-supervisor-brenda-snipes-as-rubio-sounds-alarm-about-dems-stealing-race

And it’s happening in Georgia, too:

https://spectator.org/abrams-declares-war-on-arithmetic/

In the meantime, if you feel as if your head is going to explode if you have to deal with any more political chicanery, here’s something completely different: a dig into the mystery of the real source of a famous quote that I have a feeling you’re going to be hearing a lot in the next few weeks:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/stalin-vote-count-quote/

 

For the record

CNN seems to be confused as to the difference between being a White House reporter and being one of those nuts who stands on a soapbox in the park, haranguing passersby with his crackpot opinions.  For their edification: the nut on the soapbox has a Constitutional right to say anything he wants in the public square.  The White House reporter is enjoying the privilege of being allowed into the White House to ask questions of the President.  In fact, it’s a highly-privileged position, one that goes (or should) only to the most respected and professional journalists, not to nuts who like to climb up on soap boxes.

 

Jim Acosta has been ranting from atop a carton of Lifebouy for quite a while now, and refusing to "check his privilege," but he finally piled on the last straw Wednesday when he once again tried to turn a Presidential Press Conference into a hostile debate.  Again, to explain to CNN: as a credentialed member of the White House Press Corps, he is privileged to be able to ask tough questions of the President.  That doesn’t extend to making political speeches, continually interrupting the President and trying to argue with him, asking the same badgering question over and over to try to force the answer he wants, refusing to stop talking after the next person has the floor, and especially, as he learned Wednesday, using his arm to physically block a young female White House intern from taking the microphone.  Here’s that maneuver in slo-mo, for those who keep insisting it didn’t happen.

 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-slow-mo-video-catches-angry-acosta-shoving-woman-white-house/

 

It’s already earned Acosta the Internet nickname of “Jim Acost-her.”

 

He may think he’s a hero of journalism because “He persisted,” but to the rest of us, he looked like he just persisted in making a jackass of himself until he finally got what he deserved: he was removed by the Secret Service and made to hand over his “hard pass” credentials to enter the White House while he is indefinitely suspended. 

 

Naturally, Acosta claims this is “un-American” (show of hands: how many other Americans can come into the White House, argue with the President, physically accost a young female intern, and not get thrown out?  Anybody?  Anybody at all?)  Of course, CNN self-righteously declared that they are “standing behind” Acosta (which is safer than standing in front of him, I guess), and calling on other Press Corps members to boycott Trump pressers in protest.  Good luck!  I’m sure it’ll break Trump’s heart if MSNBC and the New York Times don’t show up. 

 

Naturally, CNN is painting this as an assault on the public’s right to know and an attempt by Trump to avoid questions.  For the record, in that one press conference alone, Trump stood for an hour and a half and answered 68 questions from 35 reporters (over 100 questions if you count follow-ups.)  Did Obama answer that many questions during his entire eight years?   

 

In fact, CNN is perfectly welcome to send any other reporters to ask any tough questions they want, as long as they do it with a modicum of professionalism.  Journalism will not die if one grandstanding jerk who doesn’t know how to behave in public gets kicked out.  And for the record, “freedom of the press” doesn’t mean you have the freedom to press female White House interns, no matter what Bill Clinton made you think.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cnns-jim-acosta-press-pass-suspended-by-white-house-sarah-sanders-announces

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  • carole braden

    11/12/2018 04:23 PM

    dumbfounded by the race in az cant believe those people want a Taliban supporter over a honorable bet--disgusted with my home state

  • Gary Stilwell

    11/10/2018 08:47 PM

    Comment on Mr. Acosta--
    We read all the time about tragedies--Parkland shooting, bombs, knife attacks, etc. After the analysis, we find that there were many indicators that should have alerted law enforcement to the probability of the actions that resulted in deaths/injuries to innocent folks--
    Now we have this nutcase exhibiting the same or similar indicators---are we going to ignore these as we ignored the ones in the past????

  • Gary Stilwell

    11/10/2018 08:20 PM

    I am in Fla., and follow the State's political bent, so I have a good read on our officials. --Retired, and have a LOT of time to research stuff.
    Gov Scott is a developer's man for sure--to the tune of $750,000 to blow away the rural landscape in the name of illegal development, influencing the local County commission to destroy the rural landscape in favor of developers, even using his cabinet to overturn an Administrative judges decision in favor of the developers(totally unconstitutional). The man has mandated no environmental retributions to violators to the State's DNR/EPA regulations--FACT!!
    Senator Nelson is a do-nothing individual--long overdue for the "drain the swamp" mandate--he even has the same "squinty eyes" of biden--not a good trait.
    We in Fla are faced with a crook and a do nothing--by the way--NEITHER one of these folks took any action to rectify the illegal actions of the Broward/Palm Beach County election issues in years past--why in the world has the Gov not called in the State's election officials to take over this????
    Maybe you would like to run for a Senate seat or Gov of this State??

  • Carol Carvajal

    11/10/2018 07:36 PM

    Regardless of whether the Acosta video is sped up because it's a gif, he forces the intern's arm to collapse because of his resistance to her retrieving the mike.

  • Jim Andersen

    11/10/2018 01:15 PM

    re: Broward County link--Just a thought; there are those of us out here who are sick and tired of runaway profanity throughout our society. There's no need to promote it through 'news' stories. Wouldn't hurt to bring back censors for that segment who can't seem to speak without swearing. Other than that, thanks for your singular work in bringing us the truth.

  • Elizabeth Pinkocze

    11/10/2018 12:26 PM

    Dear Gov, I debated writing a comment, but after listening to and watching the events from the past wk, I felt I needed to at least write a few lines. I hear/read the outrage by the left and right over Jim Acosta. I have been watching the press briefings and his behavior has always been disgusting to say the least. He has accused the Press Sec., whom you know well, as being untruthful, no guts, etc. He got what he deserved. April Ryan is not better, she's nothing but a race baiter. Watched her on NPR and she said she would always go after Sarah and make sure she makes her miserable. The talking heads are complaining about how the President is responding. The one who really got me was AB Stoddard who went on a rant about the President's conduct. Well sister, maybe if the left posted pictures of headless you and called your daughter a cunt and your wife a whore, maybe you wouldn't be so quick to critique.

    The left is totally out of control and I see our precious country being torn apart by them. Who on the left went on live and said Antifa should be prosecuted for attacking Tucker Carlson's home...not a one. They threaten, they scream, they follow people and attack them. Never, not one word is said by the left talking heads.

    We are in a horrible time and now voter fraud in FLA.

    I pray that the President orders every last bit of info on Hillary and friends and brings these horrible people to justice.

    Thank you for letting me vent on your page, I love your show. it's a breath of free air and praise to God in a very dark time. Keep writing, keep entertaining, keep playing your guitar. I will continue to pray for all of us. God Bless you

  • Priscilla Khweis

    11/10/2018 05:54 AM

    I am sad & angry seeing what is happening to our country & the horrible division! At 81,I remember the riots in the 60's (lived thru one-Cambridge,Md.)-it was an ugly time but this seems to be MUCH worse .Our church prays for our country & government and ending the darkness that seems to be taking over our country !! I read the bible--I know how it ends but I don't think the left or media do-God forgive them for what they are doing but I'm having a hard time doing it !!

  • Dot Whitley

    11/10/2018 12:13 AM

    I know you must get sick and tired of reporting all this mess, but I appreciate the fact that you keep doing it. I feel for your daughter too, and I appreciate her for doing a great job. I pray for the Lord to keep protecting both of you.
    Dot

  • Carl Smith

    11/10/2018 12:00 AM

    Jim What's his name! should heed Paul Harvey's advise to Journalist. "More good Journalist are ruined by Self Importance than Bad Liquor". I feel I'm being overly kind even considering Jim What's his name a journalist. Not Cap on Purpose!

  • D. Settle

    11/09/2018 11:56 PM

    Appreciate your commentary Mike.
    Always interesting & enjoyable.

  • donald lee williams

    11/09/2018 11:40 PM

    your web site sucks. your information priceless.

  • Fred Lutz

    11/09/2018 11:32 PM

    Two things --
    1. Just turn the microphones off. No need to put female interns in jeopardy.
    2. CNN doesn't get it. If they want to stand behind their rude reporter, perhaps they deserve a short suspension. Their reporter does not represent the interests of this veteran at the press briefings.

  • Elizabeth Honaker

    11/09/2018 10:58 PM

    If Jim Acosta were MY son, I'd a-WHOOPED 'im LONG ago!!! Any mother would have hung her head in SHAME when she saw the way this lout treated the poor White House intern!

  • Barry Spinka

    11/09/2018 09:22 PM

    Mike, what I don't understand is why the majority of Americans can't see this? Are they that blind or can't they listen to anything other than the Democrat/Socialists and they propaganda news outlets? When are true Americans going to take back their country?

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    11/09/2018 08:58 PM

    I also agree with CL Fluckey that a Supreme Court Justice who because of political reasons holds on to his/her position even when incapacitated and refuse to surrender the position to make way for a fit person to take up that position is DISQUALIFIED himself/herself to the Justice of the Supreme Court. Such person won’t be able to make unbiased, just rulings.
    Yes, every serious Christian must pray for Red Wave not just the day before and/or on the day of the vote – we must pray everyday as it’s obligatory as the Word declares in 1st Timothy 2:1-4; Jeremiah 29:7. There are other Scriptures. In fact, we ought to start praying, even today for the government and for the next elections in 2020!! For years I’ve been praying for America daily; and more earnestly since 2014! But God’s People must pray corporately – with even more concerted effort and rigor! The Churches, Pastors and Leaders must wake up if they haven’t.
    Now that Democrats have the House, we can look forward to more grid-locks, obstructions, impeachment tactics, tax burdens, higher premiums, more perverted justice, accusations, etc. Those who voted for them – let them enjoy the fruit of their choice, but why would they cause suffering to those who didn’t want them and didn’t vote for Democrats! Lord have mercy! Pray harder for God to give them sense and wisdom, especially Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Waters, Jerry Nadler, E Warren, K Harris, Booker, etc.!

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    11/09/2018 08:57 PM

    I also agree with CL Fluckey that a Supreme Court Justice who because of political reasons holds on to his/her position even when incapacitated and refuse to surrender the position to make way for a fit person to take up that position is DISQUALIFIED himself/herself to the Justice of the Supreme Court. Such person won’t be able to make unbiased, just rulings.
    Yes, every serious Christian must pray for Red Wave not just the day before and/or on the day of the vote – we must pray everyday as it’s obligatory as the Word declares in 1st Timothy 2:1-4; Jeremiah 29:7. There are other Scriptures. In fact, we ought to start praying, even today for the government and for the next elections in 2020!! For years I’ve been praying for America daily; and more earnestly since 2014! But God’s People must pray corporately – with even more concerted effort and rigor! The Churches, Pastors and Leaders must wake up if they haven’t.
    Now that Democrats have the House, we can look forward to more grid-locks, obstructions, impeachment tactics, tax burdens, higher premiums, more perverted justice, accusations, etc. Those who voted for them – let them enjoy the fruit of their choice, but why would they cause suffering to those who didn’t want them and didn’t vote for Democrats! Lord have mercy! Pray harder for God to give them sense and wisdom, especially Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Waters, Jerry Nadler, E Warren, K Harris, Booker, etc.!

  • Eddie C. Jones

    11/09/2018 08:07 PM

    I read them.

  • Beverly Gould

    11/09/2018 07:56 PM

    Mike! how will we ever have a fair election and one we can trust. I am so disgusted. Is there any hope that our election can be run fairly? Thank you for reporting and keeping us informed, I watch you on TBN and love your show. ou are one of the few that I trust for news. I am
    praying more than ever for our country and that is my only hope I don't know how God can bless us at all. God bless and protect you and those who are trying to do the right things. Beverly

  • Randy M. Pochel

    11/09/2018 07:54 PM

    Perhaps the SCOTUS should intervene to prevent the democrats from stealing the elections, Like they tried to do
    To George Bush. There is no accountability or limits when it come to the immoral socialist, Because that is what they are.

  • Jerry Korba

    11/09/2018 07:45 PM

    Mike I need to rant a bit the one thing I have against retirement I was exposed to the Judge K hearings watching those beings that were against the Judge made me believe rehabilitation is strongly needed. The only chance they have is to work in a wounded warrior hospital, work in a St Judes hospital, be in a combat military unit, work a cattle ranch, work as a Dairy Farmer, work on a assembly line, auto, you name it, work as a construction worker see if U can build anything, these beings do not know what a callous, blister, burn ,to be frost bitten sore muscles aches and pain from working on non carpeted floors, non cushion chairs, look at those beings in the climate control room where the hearings were held, these beings resit fair trade, resit tax cuts, resit decent health care, disabled the military, unarm our police with hate for our police force, they can do that they have security to protect themselves and their property I could go on however most people get it the only way these beings have a glimmer of a chance to be called a HUMAN BEINGS is if they could spent 5 years in the shoes of the people who are Making America Great!!! Give it a shot Crying Chuck see if U can keep them together working for America instead of against it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nelda White

    11/09/2018 07:42 PM

    We watched the original broadcast and it seemed that Acosta grabbed her hand and threw it away from the mic. could be wrong, but we didn't see any of that in the one that cnn is showing. he shoved it away once, but looked like he threw it away a second time. if I'm wrong, I apologize.

  • Nelda White

    11/09/2018 07:41 PM

    We watched the original broadcast and it seemed that Acosta grabbed her hand and threw it away from the mic. could be wrong, but we didn't see any of that in the one that cnn is showing. he shoved it away once, but looked like he threw it away a second time. if I'm wrong, I apologize.

  • Darlene Morris

    11/09/2018 07:22 PM

    Your comments make my husband and my day. No matter how frustrating the news is you keep us laughing. Please keep up the good work!!

  • Roy Houseman

    11/09/2018 07:08 PM

    As Fl residents ,8th generation, we need ti say "enough is enough"! The Secretary of State needs to step in and take receivership of Broward county elections and suspend all officials. This must be done now in order to protect the ballots that were cast and to keep as evidence the ballots that were illegally filled in by her staff. Fl has become an embarrassment due to these shenanigans by the liberal democrats and I, for one, am fed up with it! Whatever it takes to call these to task from thus day forward will be done. This is my state, a state I love and am proud of and I will defend her against this treasonous liberal takeiver wuth my last breath. Thank God I live in the panhandle, where it is still the real Florida, and people matter more than politics!

  • Ramona Briscoe

    11/09/2018 06:57 PM

    I saw live of President Trump, it was terrible how he kept on screaming at President Trump, I was thinking why does the GUARDS NOT TAKE HIM OFF AIR !!!! he was really, really bad, loud, would not let President talk, kept screaming at him...like no one else had a right to speak, only HIM...MADE ME MAD THAT ZERO WAS DONE TO HELP THE PRESIDENT OF USA, AMERICA..In God We Trust...GOD BLESS AMERICA...NOT A REBOT...