August 26, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
GOP FEATURES WE THE PEOPLE
I’m concerned that our friends in the mainstream media might need to see an eye doctor. Either that, or they might have to get new TVs. While watching Night One of the Republican Convention, all they could see is “darkness,” and I’ve never thought of red, white, and blue as dark colors. If they thought that was dark, the Democratic Convention must’ve looked like their TVs were unplugged entirely.
I’m joking, of course, I’m sure “dark” was chosen as the buzzword and those reviews written well before the convention even aired.
Funny how Republicans pointing out things Democrats are actually promising to do is dark and dystopian, but Democrats lying about horrible, hateful things Trump never did is “hope and change.” Richard Grennell summed it up well: “CNN is furious that the Republicans love America.”
Also, as Jon Gabriel at Ricochet.com observed in his convention write-up, “As much grief as Trump gets for not being presidential, Monday night’s event was vastly more respectful, patriotic, and…well, classy…than the DNC’s offerings last week. Where the Dems went for snark and mockery, the Republicans spoke to the best of America. They featured celebrities; the GOP featured We the People.”
Why, it’s almost as if the Republican Convention was organized by mature, responsible adults who know how to actually run things. Personally, I give kudos to the Democrats for getting through their entire convention without somebody setting it on fire.
Hurricane Laura has intensified to a Category 3 and is predicted to strengthen to a catastrophic Category 4 before making landfall tomorrow morning in Texas and Louisiana. This storm is expected to cause major damage and flooding, so if you are in its path, please take all necessary precautions. You can find more info, and some terrifying radar images, at this link, and please keep a close watch on the weather news and be prepared to evacuate immediately if need be.
WISCONSIN VIOLENCE INTENSIFIES
Last night, the violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, not only continued, it intensified, with self-styled militias reportedly getting involved to protect businesses from rioters, and a shooting that killed two people and injured one other. At this writing, it’s still not clear exactly what happened, only that order needs to be restored right now. This link has information, but I’m sure it will be updated throughout the day. In the meantime, please remember the people of Kenosha in your prayers.
RULES FOR THEE AND NOT FOR ME
Rules for Thee and Not For Me Update: Having already determined that the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus spreads in churches but not at leftwing protests, the liberal government of New York City has now determined that regular citizens who visit must undergo a 14-day quarantine, but rich, famous pop stars coming in for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards don’t have to.
Having seen the kind of simulated sex acts that pass for “performances” on the VMA’s, I find it hard to believe that it’s not a super spreader event for one kind of virus or another.
NIGHT TWO OF THE RNC
Last night, the Republicans hosted night two of their virtual convention, and it continued making the Democrats’ convention look like a Zoom chat engineered by a 10-year-old. You can watch the whole thing here via CSPAN without the childish snark and constant interruptions of the liberal “news” channels:
Here’s a good recap of “Five things to know” about night two…
And the live blogs of the event with real-time commentary, from PJ Media...
The theme for night two of the Republican Convention was “Land of Opportunity.” While there was nothing as heart-wrenching as night one’s address by Cuban-American businessman Maximo Alvarez on what communism did to his family and homeland, and how he is seeing the same tactics emerging in violence-plagued Democrat-run cities, there were still plenty of excellent speeches.
One of the most powerful came from former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, whose story was told in the movie “Unplanned.” She was unflinching in describing the ugly history of the abortion movement, starting with PP founder and leftist icon Margaret Sanger’s belief in eugenics and her goal of reducing the minority population. She also didn’t soft-pedal abortion with fuzzy euphemisms like “choice” or “reproductive justice.” She related in sickening detail the dismembering of a living human baby in the womb, right down to the revolting smell. It reminded me of the Lynyrd Skynyrd song lyric: “The smell of death’s around you.”
You can see that speech and read excerpts at this link, but I warn you, it’s not for the squeamish or anyone who likes to make themselves feel better by turning a blind eye to the truth.
Some other favorite speeches for me included Billy Graham’s granddaughter Cissie Graham-Lynch on the Obama/Biden Administration’s assaults on religious freedom and Trump’s efforts to restore those rights…And Nick Sandmann describing the ordeal he went through because the media now care only about pushing anti-Christian and anti-Trump narratives, not telling the truth (I loved the “in your face” ending where he put his MAGA cap back on. I hope he forced enough money out of WaPo and CNN in defamation settlements to buy a warehouse full of those.) Here’s a great tweet on that subject…
I understand the CNN commentators were making even more insulting and dismissive comments about Nick Sandmann.
I'm sure his attorney was taking notes (Brian Stelter might want to lawyer up.) I really want him to win enough money to take over CNN and turn it into a news network again. I know he’s just a teenager with no journalism training, but I don’t see how he could possibly run it worse than it is now.
Kentucky’s African-American Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron rocketed on to the national stage with his tough speech about the Democrats’ refusal to deal with violent anarchists destroying property and assaulting police and citizens in their own cities. He also listed some of the condescendingly racist things Biden has said over the years (like if you don’t vote for him, “you ain’t black.”) Cameron delivered the most devastating and quotable comment of the night:
“Joe Biden is a backwards thinker in a world craving forward-looking leadership. There’s no wisdom in his record or plan, just a trail of discredited ideas and offensive statements. Joe Biden would destroy jobs, raise our taxes, and throw away the lives of countless unborn children. And he is captive to the radical left, a movement committed to cancel culture and the destruction of public discourse. They believe your skin color must dictate your politics. If you fail to conform while exercising your God given right to speak and think freely, they will cut you down.”
And of course, First Lady Melania Trump’s speech from the Rose Garden was magnificent. I have been telling people for years what a warm, gracious, charitable lady she is, the perfect embodiment of the best of America – an immigrant who grew up under communism, studied and worked hard, came to America and made a success in fashion and eventually became First Lady, a position she’s used to champion children worldwide. Possibly the most insane manifestation of Trump Derangement Syndrome is the mindless hatred and vitriol spewed at her by the left, simply because of who her husband is. I think my daughter Sarah got it exactly right.
While the speeches were all fine, I think what will be best remembered about last night are the stories of real people, like small business owners and farmers telling how Trump helped them (he actually knows that farming isn’t just throwing corn in some dirt and watering it.) There were also inspiring human dramas that were more moving than any fictional show on TV last night (I told you last week that Trump knows how to produce a TV show.)
Like New Mexico cop Ryan Holets, who praised Trump for fighting the opioid epidemic as he told how he adopted a homeless drug addict’s baby, and she’s now sober and a close friend. There was also a stunning surprise when Trump oversaw the swearing in of five new US citizens from around the world, which was not only inspiring but also made it clear that Trump does NOT “hate immigrants,” as his opponents say; he merely believes that immigrants should follow the rules and that laws against illegal immigration, passed by both parties in the past, should be enforced.
But easily the most moving and memorable moment was the story of Jon Ponder, a former gang member and bank robber who found God in prison, became best friends with the FBI agent who arrested him, and founded Hope For Prisoners, which helps ex-convicts re-enter society. I bet Mr. Ponder wasn’t the only one who was overcome with emotion when the President surprised him by signing a pardon for him on live television.
I think you can tell how incredibly effective this convention has been so far by the hysterical efforts of the Democrats and their PR department in the media to tear it down. Word obviously went out that it should be described as “dark,” which just resulted in making the coordinated media message hilariously obvious. It was the Democrats who painted a dark vision of America as a racist dystopia; the GOP Convention is about as “dark” as a Fourth of July fireworks show.
We also have the spectacle of Democrats “demanding investigations” of everything from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking to Trump appearing in the White House during a “political event.” All that does is remind Americans that since taking over the House in 2018, the Dems have done precisely nothing other than launch expensive, time-wasting, politically-motivated investigations. (It also reminds us that these sticklers for propriety just let Bill Clinton lecture Trump on proper conduct in the Oval Office.)
And far be it from me to interrupt the opposition when they’re in the process of destroying themselves (I rationalize that they’ll never listen to me anyway), but the journalists and Hollywood celebrities who are having arrogant, impotent, juvenile, foul-mouthed meltdowns all over Twitter are not making the case with Americans that they are serious adults who should be trusted with running anything. There have been some shockingly racist comments about the black speakers (how DARE they think for themselves?!) and Bette Midler provided one of the few non-profane tweets when she sniped on Twitter about Melania Trump, “Oh, God. She still can’t speak English.”
I thought she spoke English exceptionally well, considering it’s not her native language but one of five languages she speaks. I wonder if Ms. Midler could speak Slovenian, French, Serbian or German with no accent? I wonder if she even knows the word for “xenophobe” in Slovenian? Because that’s what any Republican would be called who belittled an immigrant for not speaking perfect English.
Incidentally, the Nick Sandman intro showing liberal icons like Trevor Noah sneering about wanting to punch a kid in the face simply reminded viewers that the thugs assaulting people in blue cities are not an anomaly: that attitude that you’re a superior person who has the right to physically assault and demean anyone who disagrees with you has permeated the Party from top to bottom. And all the nasty, snarky insults on TV, Twitter and the Internet are simply piling up more evidence that these people aren’t mature enough to be trusted to run a lemonade stand.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)