Evening Edition - June 20

June 20, 2019

Joe Biden is continuing to dodge potshots from his own Party members for the same reason that so many people do these days: he wasn’t born yesterday, and so not every thought he expresses matches whatever rigid PC standards just got announced five minutes ago.

This week’s blow-up was over Biden’s lament about partisan rancor preventing anyone in Washington from compromising to get anything accomplished, and how he would work across the aisle if elected.  At a fundraiser Tuesday, Biden recalled being in the Senate in the 1970s, when his colleagues included Sens. James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, who were segregationists (FYI: they were also both Democrats, so it wasn’t “working across the aisle” then.) 

Biden said,  “At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don't talk to each other anymore.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ari-fleischer-says-biden-is-getting-what-he-deserves-for-backlash-over-touting-work-with-segregationist-senators

For this perfectly reasonable and refreshingly adult statement, Biden received furious criticism from younger, more leftist Democrats such as Cory Booker, who demanded he apologize – a demand that Joe rather admirably refused, as you can see at the link.

The attacks on Biden implied that he was excusing racism, which he didn’t do at all.  He made it clear that he vehemently disagreed with those Senators' views on that issue.  But those men held power in the Senate, and he needed to work with them to get anything accomplished.  So he set the differences aside in order to get their support for things that it was possible to get passed. 

This is how politics works.  When I was Governor of Arkansas, I had a nearly 90% Democratic legislature.  That means I didn't have the luxury of dealing only with people who were exactly like me. I had to work with people with whom I had little in common politically, to strike deals and make compromises in order to win enough votes to get my agenda passed.  And if I say so myself, I was surprisingly successful.  I suppose I could have taken the Obama route and just ignored the legislature and tried to impose my agenda by executive order.  But I have a feeling that would have gone over in Arkansas like a tofu log for Thanksgiving dinner.

The attacks on Biden for simply stating the obvious (in politics, you sometimes have to work with people you disagree with if you want to accomplish anything) are very illustrative of what the modern Democratic Party has become: the party of 100% pure, USDA-certified, judgmental intolerance. If you do not now, and at every moment in history before now, agree with their current views (even if they change on an hourly basis), then you are a non-person and they consider it a thought-crime even to talk to you. I’m amazed they didn’t just come right out and declare that accomplishing things is racist.

This isn’t just in politics.  You can see it anywhere that current leftists have power.  Did you express a conservative thought on a social media site?  BANNED!  Do you question the wisdom of your college professor who preaches the toxic failed doctrine of socialism?  SILENCED AND POSSIBLY PUNCHED IN THE FACE!  Are you a comedian who makes jokes about leftists?  YOUR SHOW IS CANCELED!  Do you believe in the sanctity of human life in the womb?  YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO BE A JUDGE!  (That one actually came from a candidate for President!) Do you wish not to be forced to violate your religious beliefs by participating in same-sex marriages?  FINED AND SUED INTO BANKRUPTCY!  Did you wear a MAGA cap in public?  SPIT ON AND SUCKER-PUNCHED! 

Joe Biden already allowed pressure from the left to make him flip-flop on supporting the Hyde Amendment.  Personally, I would rather lose an election than win it by renouncing my belief in the sanctity of life and the fundamental wrongness of forcing Americans who believe that abortion is the murder of innocent pre-born children to pay for it. If Joe can live with that compromise, it’s on his conscience.  

But I can’t help wondering if seeing his own party members’ outraged fury over something as basic as saying he’d be willing to work with people he’d disagreed with to get good things done might make him start to think about what his Party has degenerated into and whether he really wants to become the leader and face of something that stands for rabid intolerance, anger, hatred and censorship.  Maybe he thinks he can show them the error of their ways and turn them back toward classical liberalism again.  If so, I wish him the best of luck, but he’ll have to start by no longer jettisoning his principles at the first angry screech from the Peanut Gallery.   

If not, then he should ask himself this:  What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world (or at least the White House) and lose his soul?

 

 

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I must admit that it’s both hilarious and surreal to have so many “experts” claiming to know what my daughter Sarah plans to do next when I’ve told you that not even I know for sure.  For instance, Politico claimed she’s “extremely serious” about running for Governor of Arkansas and is already laying the groundwork.  It’s a job she’d be great at, I’m sure, but what sources does Politico have that are better than mine?  Their story is attributed to a source described as “one of the people who has talked to” her.  Well, that’s it: I guess they have me beat!

https://www.westernjournal.com/sarah-sanders-extremely-serious-running-governor-report/

Politico also notes that Sarah has “made some contacts that could serve as the foundation for a political career” in Arkansas.  Wow, there’s some breaking news for you!

For Politico and everyone else who wants to know what Sarah is really thinking and what her future plans might be, be sure to watch this weekend’s edition of “Huckabee” on TBN.  Somehow, I’ve managed to land an exclusive interview, which I believe will be the only interview she gives to any media outlet between now and the time when she leaves the White House.  That’s this Saturday at 8 and 11 p.m. EST, 7 and 10 CST, only on TBN.  To locate your local TBN affiliate, visit us online at https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee

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Travel can be very educational, and I can’t think of anyone who could benefit more from an educational trip than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Luckily, she suddenly finds herself on the receiving end of several invitations to travel and broaden her understanding of the world prior to 2018. 

This week, she raised a firestorm on social media by declaring that our centers on the border that house illegal migrants are “concentration camps.”  To make it clear that she was indeed comparing our detention of foreigners who voluntarily entered our nation illegally to the forced imprisonment, torture and extermination of six million Jewish citizens under the Nazis, she even pointedly used the phrase “Never again,” which is the Jewish people’s sacred vow to never allow anything like the Holocaust to be repeated.

AOC tried to deflect the predictable outrage by sneering that “shrieking Republicans” don’t know the difference between a “concentration camp” and a “death camp.”  Which is rich coming from someone who doesn’t know the difference between a detention camp for illegal aliens who are free to go home at any time and a Nazi concentration camp full of Jewish prisoners.  I suspect it is she who is unfamiliar with what “concentration” means, in virtually any context.

Anyway, after the story came out, I noted that I have visited actual concentration camps on numerous solemn occasions and would welcome her to join me the next time I visit Auschwitz or the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (note that it's called a “concentration camp,” even though 41,500 people were murdered there), or even just Yad Vashem, the world memorial to Holocaust survivors in Israel.  That might help her understand what the concentration camps really were and why it is so offensive to make flippant Holocaust comparisons for cheap political advantage.    

(Incidentally, Yad Vashem had some educational comments for AOC as well):  

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/yad-vashem-joins-auschwitz-memorial-in-addressing-aocs-concentration-camp-comments

Well, she now has another invitation to travel, this time to one of our detention centers. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/border-patrol-agent-offers-give-ocasio-cortez-personal-tour-detention-facility-disgusting-holocaust-comparison/

Border Patrol agent Art Del Cueto, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, was so disgusted at being compared to a Nazi concentration camp guard that he invited AOC to come down to the border, see the catastrophe that her party’s policies have wrought, and take a personal tour of a detention center.  She can see for herself that there are no gas chambers, firing squads, mass graves, rounding up of citizens to imprison them against their will, or working people to death from forced labor and starvation. 

If travel broadens one, the combination of those two trips could really open her eyes up wide. 

 

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This is a great article for armchair political pundits.  A lot of media figures are baffled because Democrats tell pollsters they don’t want a Presidential candidate who’s over 70, but their top three poll leaders (Biden, Sanders and Warren) are all septuagenarians (for Democrats under 30, that means they’re in their 70s.)  

Warren Henry at The Federalist has a thought-provoking theory that makes a lot of sense: the Democrats’ problem isn’t that they’re led by old people, it’s that their young people are a bunch of far-left socialists.  That radicalism is precisely why there are hardly any Democrats between 40 and 70 who are both qualified and electable.   

https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/19/democrats-problem-not-70-somethings-leading-party-socialist-young/

Like many of the Democrats’ problems, this is traceable to the Obama era.  Henry notes that during Obama’s eight years in office, “the Democrats lost more than 1,030 seats in state legislatures, governor’s mansions, and Congress.”  That’s an entire generation of young, mid-level Democrats who might have moved up but were instead wiped out.  It hollowed out the middle of the party like a donut hole.  Obama hastened the trend by lurching left, turning from a candidate who ran as a moderate Christian uniter to embracing same-sex marriage, Black Lives Matter, forcing nuns to pay for abortion drugs and unconstitutionally making unpopular laws and treaties by executive order. That left only the old holdovers like Biden, Sanders and Pelosi and a rising young generation that's much farther left than the general population, even to the point of openly embracing socialism and other positions that Democrats used to avoid, or at least were smart enough not to endorse during election seasons.

The Democrats’ leftwing extremism cost their middle-aged moderates their offices, but didn’t replace them with anyone who could win a general election. So now, their candidates are split between elder, elder statesmen of the Party like Biden and Warren and a gaggle of far-left, laughably unqualified young squirts like Pete Buttigieg and “Beto” O’Rourke.  Some young leftists, like AOC, are even targeting the few remaining centrists in safe districts with leftward primary challengers, in a move that will make it even harder in the future to find a Democrat who’s acceptable to a majority of American voters and isn’t older than Methuselah.

There’s much more detail, so read the full article.  But it’s possible that the 2020 election may be shaping up as a rerun of 1972’s Nixon vs. McGovern race.  The Republican was absolutely reviled by the media and all pop culture “influencers.”  But the Democrats let the young radicals take over their convention.  An older, more experienced candidate prevailed, but he was much more liberal than the general electorate, and McGovern later admitted he’d been pressured to go further left than even he was comfortable with.

On Election Day, the reviled, maligned ogre of the media, Nixon, carried the “Silent Majority” and won 49 states in a 61% landslide.  Liberals were famously stunned and baffled as to how it could have possibly happened when nobody they knew voted for him.     

 

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the attempted mass shooting at the Earl Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas Monday.  The shooter picked the wrong target: he barely got off some shots at the front of the building before the many armed officers and federal agents on the scene started firing back.  He ran and later died of his wounds, so he was the only casualty of his attempted assault. 

But here is something remarkable that you might not have heard about or seen:

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/camera-caught-gunmans-panicked-expression-right-good-guy-gun-evened-odds/

Dallas Morning News photographer Tom Fox happened to be waiting outside the courthouse for a trial to begin when all the drama suddenly went down.  Thinking fast and without regard for his own safety, he grabbed an incredible photo of the shooter that captured the panic in his eyes when he realized what a deadly mistake he’d made.  This is an unprecedented look directly into the eyes of a would-be mass shooter at the very moment when he realizes it’s all gone south and this is the end.

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  • Gary Stilwell

    06/21/2019 09:59 PM

    A little on biden's attempt to change the dems---

    He might try--but will fail-

    -there is no known instance in the history of this planet that can document a leopard changing it's spots-
    -these folks are sick--they have been since the 40s, they are now, and they will be forever. The bad part is their sickness is contagious, it supports the innate sin we all have-- ready to create the messes we all create for ourselves---
    Trump has his messes too--the latest abomination is the rollback of the coal industry's EPA limits on emissions--The US will now turn the corner back UP into the increasing polluters on the Planet--
    This man has((please excuse the language, here, but it deserves some forceful reply) shit for brains--I voted for him, but I won't again--I would gladly support Gov't subs for retraining of All coal workers--a year in school and google would hire them in a heartbeat - or subs for the families displaced by the loss of the income from the gov dumping coal---way more logical than paying illegal immigrants---{MY MONEY, by the way}

  • CARMEN PRICE

    06/21/2019 01:24 PM

    Governor:
    I have a great idea for AOC, just give her a one way ticket and a tour guide, send her over seas
    and make her visit the concentration camps, I would bet the stench would still be there. Show her the ovens etc. Leave her there to contemplate what really happened. I can't say it would wake her up but with the proper tour guide pounding it into her thick head, she might come around.
    Then take all the nay sayers in Congress and give them a one way ticket to the Southern border and leave them there, can't guarentee it will work, bult worth the try. All these dumbocrats have no idea what is going on outside their little bubble of a world. They live behind walls with guards etc. but it's not ok for us!

    And finally, NY gave out 235,000 drivers licenses to illegals, wow, 235,000 more votes for dumbos!
    Thank you
    Carmen Price
    Reno, NV

  • Jerry Korba

    06/21/2019 09:39 AM

    When you study or watch people of the Left or Hollywood or the Media what conclusion do you take away from it. Why do these entities want to destroy America? Some say its for power to control the life of its citizens our speech, workforce, Worship to control your movement ect. Look at how Hollywood treated its actors get in line or your done, they were used for sex and used to send messages does this sound like how America wants to be? Not for me; this sounds like the influence of China a Communist regime where a few control many has anyone looked into how much money is put into Hollywood, our main stream media, or possible elected officials check with Feinstein to start with follow up with Biden and many others, look at the bank accounts and see if it all adds up. Russia Collusion is probably just a smoke screen for all problems China is causing here; follow the money I would like to know whom is controlling what in those organizations.

  • Rick Bolly

    06/21/2019 07:32 AM

    Looking forward to your show this Saturday. We have been watching it right along, but are really excited that your daughter will be on. Thank you for all you do to set the record straight on so many issues.

  • Janice Tillman

    06/20/2019 10:59 PM

    Good read tonight, as always. Want to see Sat show but will be out of town for the weekend. Will it be taped for later viewing? If so, at the web site above? Thanks

  • Dianne Rabkin

    06/20/2019 09:55 PM

    What ever Sarah decides to do in the next phase of her life, is really her business. She will be amazing as she has been in the past. Truly a great Christian Lady. I am proud of her.

  • Carl Smith

    06/20/2019 09:50 PM

    Sara Sanders is what every Mother and Dad wish for thier Daughter to be.
    AOC is an IYI on steroids
    The Biden / Spartacus blowup--The Conservatives have taken a page out of the Dims playbook--Fight Back using Their Tactics--short of outright Lies. The R's are starting to understand that the D's definition of Co-operation is spelled CAPITULATION. Remember the Line; " I'm Mad as Hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore"? I am willing to accept my responsibility in my 81 years of watching one little Freedom at a time being eroded because I didn't have a dog in that fight. I am not responsible for the Sins of my Father and when I hear a congresswoman demand that monetary retribution MUST be paid to hyphenated Americans for the Sins of my Representatives of a hundred years ago I just shake my head in Disgust. Why? Because this representative is saying to the hyphenated Americans that They MUST stay on the Plantation (Government) because they are too stupid to achieve!! This is the 21st century not the 19th. How long will the black Americans continue to be led by the nose ring by the Race Pimps?

  • Linda C. Furlong

    06/20/2019 09:35 PM

    If Sarah did decide to run for Governor of Arkansas, I'm sure she'd make a great Governor. Whatever she decides she'll be great at it.

  • Susan E. Egan

    06/20/2019 08:41 PM

    I am looking forward to Sarah's interview on your show. She is an inspiration and I will miss her White House press briefings. She certainly has inherited your courage and grit.

  • Amelia Little

    06/20/2019 07:54 PM

    Hopefully the majority of Democrat voters in America will take to the polls to NOT vote for whomever of the wanna-be's makes it to the general election. I know millions are actually intelligent people, critical thinkers, much more moderate than the looney tunes spouting their ridiculousness. Just hope they reject them, and not vote democrat because they are democrat, or because they don't like President Trump. If they get their news from anywhere other than msm, they will be aware of all that has been accomplished thus far and will be not only wanting more, but wanting to never see any regression.

    I saw headlines on various newsletters that would have people believe Sarah Sanders has already made a decision about her next position in political life. And, of course, those headlines that indicate democrats will be doing all in their power to stop her. I thought, you know, she stepped down to spend time with her family--that hasn't even started yet. I, for one, believe that she is going to spend time with her family--more than a long weekend after transitioning from Press Secretary. I decided, nope, not gonna read their speculation or fake news--I'm pretty sure that when she has made her next decision (which could be political, could be being with family til the kids are grown) that Gov. Huckabee will let us know!!

    Guess Joe Biden isn't all as bad as we have been led to believe--although he does have some pretty darn left ideas. Even pelosi and chuck, old people who have been in politics for years are being rabid about things are their way or the high way. Don't know if joe biden can bring them back a little closer to sanity. We can pray and hope so.

  • Michael Keith Garrett

    06/20/2019 07:50 PM

    Mike:
    As usual you are spot on with your keen insights into the confused and overconfident Democratic party and their pathetic candidates who don't know which end is up but will sure discover soon which end is down.
    I don't think we Christian Republican conservatives have much to be worried about. I just finished reading the 1950s best-selling book, the Untouchables by 1930s crime buster Eliot Ness, later portrayed so very well by Robert Stack on the old TV series (1959-63). In almost every episode, the bad guys wound up destroying themselves from within, fighting over territorial rights and claims. This fits exactly the modern-day Democratic party fighting over their own turf and who can be the most radical and still get away with it with the dumbed-down American public.
    In other words, let evil destroy evil and one gang eliminate another over who should be in charge. The days of Al Capone against Bugs Moran (alias Warren vs. Biden, vs. AOC and on an on. All Trump has to do is be Eliot Ness, pit one pitbull against the other and watch them chew each other up and he will pull off another 1968 2020 election.
    Michael K. Garrett
    Trinidad, Colo. 81082

  • Joyce Owens

    06/20/2019 06:17 PM

    Often attributed to Churchill, "If you are not a liberal when you are young, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative when you are old, you have no brain." Trump 2020

  • william fuhrer

    06/20/2019 06:15 PM

    It is sad that ALL CATHOLIC politicians should be PRO LIFE and I believe PRO LIFE politicians are now banned in the Democratic Party.

  • Stephen Russell

    06/20/2019 05:54 PM

    AOC: needs trip to Poland, Germany to see said camps & then make comments or see Holocaust Museum in NY & DC.
    With BP escort.
    Awesome
    NO Guts Dems.
    Talk NO action