BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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Why Tulsi Gabbard FINALLY Left the Democratic Party
Happy birthday, President Harris
President Biden wished happy birthday to "a great President," Kamala Harris.
I assumed he meant “Vice President,” but then I remembered he said she was a great one, so that can’t be it.
Republicans are fighting back
I don’t know if there’s something in the water, but suddenly, we have a whole crop of Republicans showing some backbone, standing up and fighting back against the relentless unfair attacks from the left. And man, is it refreshing! A few cases in point:
* Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was asked to respond to a threat that the NFL would pull the Super Bowl out of Arizona if she won. Her response to arrogant billionaire team owners who think they can dictate the politics of states that build them stadiums and let them make millions there was the equivalent of intercepting their ball and spiking it in their faces.
Lake said she works for the people of Arizona, she doesn’t take marching orders from the NFL:
“Do you want to tell me that a bunch of football teams owned by billionaires are okay with fentanyl pouring across our border at a record level, killing our young people? The number one killer right now is fentanyl. 18 to 45. It’s killing a generation of people. If the NFL is okay with that, then they gotta do some soul-searching. I don’t think the NFL is that stupid. I really don’t.” And “if they want to play chicken over the 2023 Super Bowl, I promise you I win that game.”
The horrified leftists at MSNBC said her answer should give Arizonans “nightmares,” which is the surest sign yet that they should definitely elect her.
* Monday night, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and challenger Charlie Crist had their first and only debate, and it was such a beatdown by DeSantis that if it had been a boxing match the referee would’ve stopped it in the second round. Here’s a write-up by Bonchie at Redstate.com.
DeSantis also told a powerful story about his opposition to abortion, which is recounted here:
I hope you’ll read it all. But I’ll just quote one line to give you a taste. Crist repeatedly tried to suggest that DeSantis would quit to run for President. DeSantis replied, “I know Charlie wants to talk about 2024 and Joe Biden, but let me be clear: the only worn-out old donkey I want to put out to pasture is Charlie Crist.” Yow, that’s gonna leave a scar!
* Sen.Ted Cruz went on “The View,” and even Whoopi Goldberg ordered a foul-mouthed leftist (are there any other kind?) in the audience to shut up and let him talk. And he did, creating one of the most entertaining episodes of “The View” in years, not that that’s saying much.
Cruz schooled the ladies on what a “trainwreck” the Biden economy is for working Americans they never meet, how much better things were under Trump, and how it’s “fundamentally wrong” for Biden’s DOJ to be treating parents as “domestic terrorists.” He called out their hypocrisy on “election deniers” by listing some of the prominent Democrats, from Hillary to Stacey Abrams, who refuse to accept their election losses. Also for fixating on the January 6th riot while ignoring months of far more destructive and violent riots by leftists like Antifa and BLM.
By the time Cruz was done, Whoopi was feigning ignorance of his points ("I don't know what an Antifa riot is") and Ana Navarro was reduced to asking him to lower his voice, since making Republicans shut up is the only effective response the left has to their arguments.
* Even rank-and-file Republicans are sick of being quiet and taking it. An MSNBC reporter interviewed a group of Pittsburgh-area Trump supporters about January 6th, and instead of being intimidated by her condescending questions, they kept repeatedly correcting her misstatements of fact, proving that they knew more about the subject than she did.
I don’t know about you, but I’m liking this new breed of Republicans who don’t roll over and play dead, even though that’s what makes both the Democrats and the establishment Republicans in DC so terrified of them.
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A real threat to democracy
While Democrats continue to pretend that January 6th was the only riot of the past few years and that Trump-voting Republicans are the only violent “threat to democracy,” violent, intolerant leftists continue to prove them wrong nearly every day. Sadly, that happened again on Monday.
An unnamed volunteer for Sen. Marco Rubio was canvassing a neighborhood in Hialeah, Florida, wearing a Rubio shirt and a DeSantis cap, when he was brutally attacked by four violent leftists. They reportedly told him Republicans aren’t allowed in their neighborhood, and beat him so savagely that he suffered a broken jaw, internal bleeding and will need facial reconstruction surgery. I hope you’ll join me in praying for his recovery.
Police have arrested a 22-year-old suspect. There are more details at this link, along with his name, which I’m not going to help make famous.
While everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence, I will say that if he is guilty of doing this, he certainly sounds like a domestic terrorist and a threat to democracy to me.
What more can this lame-duck Congress do to us?
From Unclerap (on Substack):
Gov: You are my fact checker! I'm concerned that with the impending red wave that the democrats will go "scorched earth" between Nov 9 and Jan 1. They could pass a lot of bad laws in a little less than 2 months. What say you? Blessings
We say thank you! The “fact”-checkers keep us very busy fact-checking them.
And, yes, you’re right about the legislation Democrats might have “in the pipeline” –- the only kind of pipeline they like –- after the midterms but before the term ends. And since Biden is so out-of-it these days that he doesn’t even know the difference between an executive order and a law, he’s bound to keep on doing it even AFTER their term ends. In case you missed that story from yesterday…
Lately, he even gets lost walking around the grounds outside the White House. With Secret Service right there with him.
For the remainder of the year, Biden will keep his usual light schedule, “putting a lid on it” early in the day but making time for vitally important meetings with powerful world leaders like this one.
As for upcoming legislation, it might be tempting to think, “This administration has already ruined so much; what more could they possibly blow up?” Well, there’s just no telling. Sen. Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor at the end of September, “Members should be prepared for an extremely --- underline ‘extremely’ --- busy agenda in the last two months of this Congress.” Here’s Rick Moran for PJ MEDIA…
December 16 is the deadline for the passage of a funding bill --- an extension was passed in September ---- and so, as CNN understates, “it will likely become a magnet for other priorities that lawmakers may try to tack on to ride along with it.” Needless to say, the amount of our aid to Ukraine is a big question for debate. Democrats also want more funding for (sigh) covid response.
Republicans want to hold the line on additional funds for something else Democrats want: the totally partisan J6 Kommittee. But if (when!) the GOP takes the House, that point is moot, as it will go away.
The website CQ, updated in September and linked to here, tracks pending legislation for the fall of 2022. Scroll down to “Final Legislative Priorities” to see what they’ll be looking at before adjourning for the holidays.
As Rick Moran reported, a bipartisan group of senators working on the bill said in September, “We’ve asked leader Schumer for additional time and we appreciate he has agreed. We are confident that when our legislation comes to the Senate floor for a vote, we will have the bipartisan support to pass the bill.” To overcome a filibuster, the bill would need at least 10 Republican votes. Moran thinks it will pass but that “the abortion bill envisioned by activists doesn’t have a prayer.”
There’s also the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) –- the defense budget –- has to be voted on before the end of the year. It always passes and is expected to pass again, with or without scores of proposed amendments.
If the Senate has time, they might vote on some anti-trust legislation put forward by Sen. Amy Klobuchar that has “significant Republican support.” But it appears there’s been a snag; some Democrats, notably Schumer, are concerned that this law might get in the way of so-called “content moderation” (translation: censorship), and they wouldn’t want to interfere with that! If our understanding of this bill is correct, a failure to pass it would be a victory for Silicon Valley and social media censorship.
If these bills do pass the Senate, then the lame-duck Congress might also be voting on them before they mercifully (for us) call it a day. They obviously don’t care if their bills make the lives of Americans harder as long as the politics are correct; here’s what South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the No. 3 Democrat in the House, had to say about the Biden economic policy. Democrats KNEW their “economic recovery” bills would worsen inflation, but they voted for them anyway. “Anytime you put more money into the economy, prices tend to rise,” he said. Spoken like a real fiscal conservative. BUT THEY DID IT ANYWAY, and then tried to blame, well, everything else.
There might also be some sudden “black swan” event that they can use to paper over the steps they’re taking. Pure speculation here, but such events (recent examples: the pandemic, the J6 riot) happen with little or no warning, and the Democrats never let a crisis go to waste. Heck, sometimes they even engineer them.
RELATED: Speaking of engineering crises, Bonchie at REDSTATE reported that the DOJ has been working on a possible last-minute “October Surprise” and it would involve (surprise!) “malign influence schemes” and “alleged criminal activity by a nation-state actor in the United States.”
A major press conference was scheduled for Monday afternoon. Judging by their playbook, Bonchie predicted this announcement would be “some accusation of election interference by Russia or an accusation that another foreign actor is influencing our election via social media.” Would it perhaps even be domestic terrorists within our own country, we wondered? Those dangerous, extremist “Mega-MAGA” people we hear so much about?
Here’s the actual presser that took place later on Monday. They must’ve been running late; it gets rolling at 41:40.
It turned out to be malfeasance not by Russia but by the People’s Republic of China. A complaint had been unsealed in the Eastern District of New York charging two PRC intelligence officers with, “attempting to obstruct, influence and impede a criminal prosecution of a PRC-based telecommunications company.” The individual they recruited in this effort, whom they paid bribes for non-public information about the case against the company being prosecuted, was really an undercover FBI agent.
This is actually pretty great, an example of what the DOJ should be addressing instead of angry parents at school board meetings.
AG Garland went on to outline other charges against other alleged PRC agents. “As these cases demonstrate,” Garland said, “the government of China sought to interfere with the rights and freedoms of individuals in the United States and to undermine our judicial system that protects those rights.” (I could point out that the DOJ itself has done the same to some of the people implicated in the January 6 protest, but I digress.)
The scheme was quite elaborate, apparently stretching back a decade, and involved the creation of a fake think-tank to “try to recruit a former federal law enforcement and state Homeland Security official, and others,” according to deputy AG Lisa Monaco.
FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke as well, specifically about the efforts China has been making to steal American innovation. But one really does have to wonder, listening to him, why President Biden canceled the China Initiative, which was designed specifically to counter that.
Given the timing of this press conference, which deals with investigations going back at least ten years, we also wonder if it’s a preview of coming attractions. Are Democrats’ cries of “Russia Russia Russia!!” about to be replaced with “China China China!!”? Democrats will need someone to blame for their impending midterm wipeout --- besides “Mega-MAGA,” whatever that is.
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