Good evening! My Evening Edition for today contains the following:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Politicized Lawfare In NYC
- Well, This Isn’t What They Tell You On TV!
- Democrat Policies Are To Blame For Defunding Police, Not Mean Republicans
- "Football Is Gay"
- Bonus Podcast
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.
Politicized Lawfare In NYC
By Mike Huckabee
Vice President Kamala Harris denied that pressure from Republicans or former President Trump’s visit to the border were the reasons why she finally went to El Paso after 90 long days. So maybe this is the reason why Democrats are finally trying to look as if they’re interested in doing something about the crisis created by Biden’s reversal of Trump’s border security policies. It’s the only thing that motivates some politicians: terrifying poll numbers.
A new Harvard/Harris poll (note: hardly a rightwing polling outfit) found that a staggering 80% of registered voters believe that illegal immigration is a serious issue that needs more attention than Biden and Harris are giving it. Further, 68% said the Biden White House is putting out signals encouraging more illegal immigration, and 55% believe that Trump’s border policies should have been left in place.
It’s no wonder they’re concerned: the latest disaster news is that so far this fiscal year, Border Patrol agents have arrested 353 illegal aliens with sex-related criminal convictions, many involving children. That’s an increase of 542% from fiscal 2019. And authorities have detected more than 250,000 illegal aliens who have evaded capture.
Incidentally, the poll also found that other issues are boiling up as concerns to voters, and those issues – inflation, taxes and teaching Critical Race Theory in schools – are all straight off the Democratic Party’s rancid buffet table.
It’s encouraging news for those who want to wrest power away from the Democrats who are abusing it in Congress in 2022, but remember what I always tell you: ignore polls, especially polls this far out. Don’t let them make you complacent. We need every Republican voter turning out in 2022. Remember that if Republicans in Georgia had shown up for the Senate runoff in the same numbers they did in the general election, Republicans would still be in charge of the Senate. So pray for the best, but work like dogs to help get out the vote and make it happen.
Well, This Isn’t What They Tell You On TV!
By Mike Huckabee
A new Rasmussen survey of likely voters found that 67% believe freedom of religion is very important to healthy American society with another 15 percent saying it’s “somewhat important.” Only 4% said it wasn’t at all important, with another 5% saying it’s not very important.
Bottom line: Americans (or at least, likely voters) support freedom of religion by 82-9%. Yet that hasn’t deterred the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress and on the state level from waging war on religious freedom through such measures as the “Equality Act,” which would force churches and religious charities to hire people who oppose their religious beliefs. The poll found that only 20% of Americans support that, by the way.
Yet if you listen to the news and entertainment media, you’d think that people who care about religious freedom are a tiny and ever-shrinking minority. Ironically, any politicians who believe that, continue attacking religious freedom rights, and think it will get them reelected, are going on blind faith and expecting a miracle.
Democrat Policies Are To Blame For Defunding Police, Not Mean Republicans
By Mike Huckabee
I told you about the laughable claim by the White House that Republicans are to blame for defunding police. It’s more like an I.Q. test than a legitimate political statement. Nobody in his right mind could believe that Republicans slashed the police budgets in cities that, in some cases, haven’t been run by Republicans since Jean Harlow was America’s #1 sex symbol.
But more of them are picking up that hilarious claim, so just for the record, let me explain what it’s based on.
Since no Congressional Republican backed Biden’s “American Rescue Plan,” they claim that means Republicans voted against cities getting needed funds during the pandemic to keep their police departments running.
The facts: Republicans opposed that bill because it was a giant, deficit-fueled slush fund that forced taxpayers to bail out blue states and cities for the costs of decades of corrupt policies, like unsustainable pension benefits in exchange for unions helping reelect Democrats. There was nothing in that bill that said any portion of the money would specifically go to keep police departments funded. In fact, before it was even proposed, blue city leaders were already slashing police budgets, whether they needed to for budgetary reasons or not, and they’ve continued doing it ever since.
Breitbart News correspondent Charlie Spierling did a text search and found that in the entire 242-page bill, the words “police” and “law enforcement” never appeared once.
If that’s not enough to shatter the narrative, on the very day the Biden White House staff tried to blame Republicans for defunding police, the city council of Oakland, California, voted to slash the police budget by millions despite a surging crime wave.
News flash: Republicans do NOT run Oakland, California.
"Football Is Gay"
By Mike Huckabee
Someone at the NFL must have thought, “All this racial grievance political grandstanding and disrespect for the flag and the National Anthem isn’t driving away enough fans. What can we do to alienate more of them? I know: let’s launch a Pride Month publicity campaign on the theme of ‘Football is gay!’”
In case you didn’t get it the first time, the video goes on to insist that not only is football gay, it's also bisexual, transgender, queer and lesbian. I have to assume they mean among fans, because as “inclusive” as the NFL is trying to be, I don’t think there are any lesbian players yet. That’s because females usually don’t try to compete against men in sports -- for utterly baffling reasons, since of course, males and females are exactly the same biologically.
Anyway, by the time NFL management is done, the only fans left may be America-hating lesbians. I’m beginning to suspect that they’re double agents secretly on the payroll of the NHL.
By Mike Huckabee
A group of radical political activists, following a plan organized on social media, shut down streets around the White House, trespassed on the property, blocked all the entrances and took over the guard station. They were fired up to do this by a politician who urges on the radical actions of followers.
So, did the Biden DOJ track them all down, throw them into solitary, and hit them with a dozen charges including insurrection? Was the politician who whipped up their passions banned permanently from social media and declared a menace who must be banished from the public square? Was the social media platform that they used deplatformed and forced out of business?
Well, since they were radical leftwing climate change activists, of course not. They were immediately released, and the politician who inspired their actions, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is still tweeting away.
That’s what’s known as a dual or “two-tiered” justice system. And it’s why I continue to use quotation marks whenever I type Biden Department of “Justice.”
On the latest bonus episode of "The People's Podcast," Abigail Shrier joins Governor Huckabee to discuss her new book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters." Among other topics, they scrutinize the blowback (and Big Tech censorship) her new book has received, and they examine the meteoric rise in gender surgeries among young women, putting recent numbers into historical context.