BREAKING NEWS: Jeff Sessions replaced, Democrats already screaming
By Mike Huckabee
Well, that didn’t take long.
The day after the last ballot was cast on Election Day (though some remain to be counted, and perhaps re-counted, until Democrats ultimately and mysteriously win a few tight races), Jeff Sessions wrote to President Trump:
“At your request, I am submitting my resignation...”
FOX News reporter John Roberts broke the story: This morning, Chief of Staff John Kelly, speaking on the President’s behalf, asked by phone for Sessions’ resignation, and the response came quickly. It seems likely that Sessions was prepared and had written this some time back; the fact that the letter is undated is certainly consistent with that.
Trump reportedly has already sworn in a replacement, now-acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, who presumably lacks the conflicts of interest that prevented Sessions --- and should have prevented Rosenstein --- from overseeing the Trump/Russia probe. Whitaker had previously served Sessions’ chief of staff. However, there are already challenges: he’s spoken about the metastasizing scope of the probe and reportedly has commented in the past on limiting the special counsel by cutting that budget. He’s also argued for more declassification and in an op-ed countered former FBI Director James Comey’s assertion that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against Hillary. Sounds like a great choice to me, but Democrats are screaming “Obstruction!!!” at the very act of Whitaker coming in.
Ironically, gleeful Democrats such as Sen. Chuck Schumer are already throwing around terms like “constitutional crisis” when the President is trying to put people in charge who have FEWER conflicts of interest than the ones who have been there for the past couple of years. Shameless Democrats mercilessly criticized Sessions during his confirmation process, and now they're screaming because he was asked to resign. Of course, their fondest wish is that a judge or investigator with personal or political animosity towards Trump will choose to ascribe nefarious motives to Trump and interpret any action on his part as obstruction, when in truth he’s exercising his constitutional authority as President. They’re even saying –- deja vu alert –- that the new acting Attorney General should immediately RECUSE HIMSELF from overseeing the special counsel. In other words, no one should oversee the special counsel. In their world, the special counsel is God.
Much more on this as it develops. At this writing, Rod Rosenstein is reportedly on his way to the White House.
One woman's view: Fashion magazines indoctrinate in Trump-hate
By Laura Ainsworth, Staff Writer
It’s late Tuesday night --- technically, Wednesday morning --- and I’m watching the last of the election returns roll in on FOX News. Even though Stacey Abrams, at least at this moment, appears to be losing the Georgia governor’s race (admittedly a high point of the night for me, if not for Oprah), I am generally just disgusted, mostly because Democrats have managed to take control of the House as the next step in their plan to depose Trump and also, secondarily, because FOX News rushed to call it for the Democrats, I think before polls had even closed on the West Coast. Too soon! They obviously didn’t see any problem with this, because they were bragging about how “good” they are to be able to call it so quickly.
Though the “blue wave” turned out to be more of a ripple, a ripple was all that was needed to turn the U.S. House of Representatives into a horror show for the next two years, putting power into the hands of Maxine Waters (Finance), Jerry Nadler (Judiciary), Adam Schiff (Intelligence), Nancy Pelosi (probably the speakership) and the rest of those partisan predators who will rip this country apart if that’s what it takes to undo this administration’s accomplishments and remove Trump from office.
I’m also extremely concerned that some of these races, like Sinema vs. McSally for Arizona senator, are as close as they are, even if McSally emerges victorious. From what we know about Sinema, it just shouldn’t be close at all. It may well be that the Republican Party has a “woman problem,” as I’ve been hearing from pundits off and on for the past several hours. It’s not rural women, who are more conservative, but those who live in large cities and, increasingly, suburbs.
Coincidentally, I happen to have done a little impromptu research today on why they seem to be speaking with one loud, angry, anti-Trump voice. Turns out, women don’t have to be students or alumni of Ivy League universities to be become thoroughly indoctrinated in far-left wacko “female empowerment” ideology. There’s no need to spend one’s life paying back student debt, even though it’s a lot easier now under Trump’s economic policies to find a good-paying job. There’s no need to set foot on a college campus at all! All a woman has to do to immerse herself in leftist bilgewater is pick up a fashion magazine.
I chose, at random, the October issue of ELLE, with Selena Gomez on the cover, and spent the afternoon going through it page by page, looking for anything that was remotely political –- liberal, moderate, conservative. Wow, did I find a lot. And this was just on the editorial pages, not the ads.
On page 30, this month’s “Read” is a book by activist Jill Soloway called SHE WANTS IT: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy. Soloway directed the show Transparent, which, though almost unwatchable and, indeed, canceled, was rewarded on Emmy night for being about a transgender person. In fact, she made news in her acceptance speech by shouting,“Topple the patriarchy!” As ELLE helpfully points out, this “became a rallying cry that took on even greater urgency after Trump’s election...” In her book, Soloway talks candidly about coming out as “nonbinary.”
On page 32, there’s a blurb about Obama’s chief official White House photographer, Pete Souza, and his new book that uses pictures of Obama “with captions that compare him to the current President --- often humorously and always to Trump’s detriment.”
On page 58, there’s a feature called “Put It In Print,” about “getting profound” with personal style by wearing clothes that do the talking. (“Join the movement at elle.com.”) The messages on the clothes pictured are: “God save the US...he ain’t my President” (with defaced picture of Trump), “The future is female,” “We will not be silenced,” “Radical femininity,” “Women’s rights are human rights,” “Gender equality,” “March For Our Lives,” “Iranian, Iraqi, Libyan, Sudanese, Syrian, Yemeni, Somali people,” and “All I want for Christmas is social, political and economic equality for all genders regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, religion, ability and sexual orientation.” (Yes, that last one did fit on the front of a t-shirt.)
Incidentally, the t-shirt I most like to wear these days is truly daring; it says “#WalkAway,” as in, “Walk away from the Democratic Party.” ELLE did not include one of those.
On page 66, in her Editor’s Letter entitled “Midterms Matter,” the editor quotes former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards: “Marching is great, knitting pink hats is great, going to town hall meetings is great --- but voting is how we will transform this country.”
On page 79, there’s a picture of the Statue of Liberty. Wow! However, Lady Liberty is “reimagined as a Fendi-toting fashion icon” by Scottish artist Hey Reilly. Not a big deal, really; I just thought it did a nice job of reflecting the progressives’ “playful” attitude towards America’s constitutional freedoms.
On page 88, there’s a piece entitled “The Hanbok’s Tale” (a pun on “The Handmaid’s Tale”) by novelist Crystal Hana Kim that begins thusly: “The day after Donald Trump was elected in 2016, I pulled a hanbok out of my closet. I felt compelled to wear this traditional Korean garment, with its stiff collar, short top and floor-length, empire-waist skirt, as my small statement of resistance...”
On page 170, in an article about actress Jenny Slate deciding to cut her hair short when she knows men prefer it long, she’s quoted as saying she told her friend, “I only look like this because I am deeply trained to please an industry and cis-hetero dudes.”
On page 174, in an interview with domestic goddess Ina Garten, it’s mentioned that she did a Food Network special with Michelle Obama and that her barn is decorated with pictures of the two together. “Would she consider doing another special, with Melania Trump? ‘I think I can say Melania probably won’t be inviting me to cook for her,’ she says. ‘She doesn’t strike me as somebody who loves to cook. She has other interests.’” The interviewer tries to press her to talk more about politics, but she won’t do it. Good for her.
On page 176, under the title “Hell Hath No Fury,” ELLE profiles several new books and films that “unveil the unbridled, unapologetic anger of women.” Try the book GOOD AND MAD: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. There’s also RAGE BECOMES HER; The Power of Women’s Anger. (Sense a theme here?) In the new film THE HATE U GIVE, a young woman sees a police officer kill her childhood friend and becomes a protester. In another film, ASSASSINATION NATION, “an armed band of teenagers faces off against a mob of small-town slut-shamers.” And why are women expressing their rage so openly? “Our current political climate has no doubt chipped away at deeply entrenched gender roles.”
Starting on page 182, there’s a whole section called “Get Registered –- Use Your Vote.” Six full pages of concentrated tripe. The subhead “Voter suppression is very real” features Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. (If she still loses her race after all the absentee ballots are counted, I can’t wait for her to blame her loss on voter suppression.) We also hear from alleged comedian and “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee; Jaclyn Corin, student activist and co-founder of March For Our Lives; Cecile Richards (again); and Sophia Lin Lakin, staff attorney for the ACLU.
On page 194, there’s an article about Sister Norma Pimentel called “Saving Grace.” Think this is going to be a pro-life piece? No way; it’s about immigration. And it presents the usual distorted picture of President Trump’s attitude and policies towards immigrants, immigrant children, and Muslims.
There’s more sprinkled throughout, but, really, isn’t this enough to make the point? For angry, confrontational, misleading, totally one-sided PC crap, this is total immersion, baby. If suburban women are reading this stuff, it’s got to be affecting their political views, just by osmosis. Seriously, I tried to find anything at all within those 246 pages that reflected a conservative viewpoint but had no luck whatsoever. Maybe I missed something, but, gee, I’ve already thrown the magazine across the room and don’t much feel like going over there to get it.
Situational Ethics 101
By Mike Huckabee
Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler, who will take over the House Judiciary Committee (I tried to warn you) is now demanding an investigation of Jeff Sessions’ resignation. And what was he demanding last year? Jeff Sessions’ resignation.