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Today's Commentary --- Don't believe the polls --- Pelosi takes it back -- How about starting off the week with a fun game? --- Gene Simmons -- Trump explains --- Laura Ainsworth deconstructs Pete Buttigieg's townhall --- Quotes from our Presidents -- Must-read column -- It's officially silly season -- Evening Edition -- Daily Verse
I try to warn people not to read too much into elections in other nations and apply it to America because politics are often local, and each nation has a very specific set of problems, issues and personalities that may not reflect the situation in the US.
Still, it’s understandable that commentators can’t help drawing parallels between the “shocking” election in Australia over the weekend and the 2016 US presidential election.
All the pollsters were so certain that the leftwing Labor Party was going to wipe out the currently ruling Liberal Party (in Australia, they’re right-of-center) that the Labor candidates were practically measuring the offices for drapes already. They were raring to go on remaking Australia into a liberal/green Utopia. Their leader had promised to raise taxes on “the wealthy” and start from day one making “climate change” the #1 priority in every policy. They were all set to impose the Down Under version of the Green New Deal. But they overlooked one minor detail: the voters.
Pelosi takes it back
By Mike Huckabee
Did you think that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats had spent the past year or so claiming that there was no crisis at our southern border? Well, how wrong you are! Maybe you thought you heard them say the phrase “manufactured crisis” so many times that they must be getting a royalty every time it’s mentioned, but no: they never called it a crisis. Who are you gonna believe: Nancy Pelosi or your lyin’ ears?
How about starting off the week with a fun game?
By Mike Huckabee
How about starting off the week with a fun game? Before you click on the story below, read the headline and try to figure out just what in the world this story is about and why the LGBT community is complaining. I’ll give you three guesses because even after you read it, it still might be hard to figure out. This is really looking for something to be offended about with a microscope. But the important thing is that a big corporation knuckled under and apologized for something this insane, which must really give them a power high:
“Calvin Klein apologizes to LGBT community for ad of Bella Hadid kissing female robot”
(By the way, I am now waiting for Ms Hadid to complain to the LGBT community that she is offended that they attempted to impose a label on her sexuality and just assumed that she is not a lesbian who loves robots, which she has every right to “identify” as and nobody’s allowed to question it. Same goes for the robot.
Calvin Klein should have taken a lesson from Elton John, who received similar complaints because Taron Egerton, the actor he chose to play him in the new bio-pic “Rocketman” (who is reportedly perfect for the role and looks and sings just like Elton), isn’t gay in real life. Because that’s what acting is all about: playing only roles that are exactly what you are in real life. We can’t have these “actors” going around pretending to be something they’re not! Elton’s response to the complaints was:
“That’s all bull-(BLEEP), I’m sorry.”
Well, as long as he said he was sorry…
By Mike Huckabee
If anyone had told me in the 1980s that one of the most moving, patriotic tributes to America would someday be delivered at the Pentagon by Gene Simmons, the fire-breathing bassist for the rock band KISS, I never would have believed it. On the other hand, if you’d told me that within 30 years, the Democrats would be openly embracing socialism…well, that I would’ve found more believable.
By Mike Huckabee
Even the strongest supporter of President Trump has probably, at one time or another, wished that Trump would not hit “send” on Twitter so often. At the link, in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton, Trump explains why he uses social media.
Laura Ainsworth deconstructs Pete Buttigieg's townhall
By Laura Ainsworth, Staff writer
It just so happens that on the very day “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg did his FOX News townhall from New Hampshire, Turner Classic Movies showed an old Spencer Tracy movie called THE LAST HURRAH, about a mayoral campaign that’s taking place just as modern “messaging” is taking its place in politics. What fortuitous timing!
As you know if you watched the Buttigieg townhall, he is very, very good at crafting messages. At 37, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, might be the sort of person who would be hired by a, shall we say, more seasoned presidential candidate to handle his or her campaign communications. Instead, Buttigieg is using those skills to promote his OWN candidacy. His intended audience will love what he has to say.
There are problems with some of his messages, though, that unfortunately will be recognized only by those who are more well versed in economics and the Constitution than the typical Democratic voter. For example, he assumed wrongly that the deficit is affected that much by Trump’s tax cuts (which “blow a hole in the budget,” he said) when it’s really the spending side of the equation that’s pumping up the debt. He acknowledged the spending problem but didn’t venture too far beyond the observation that “we just have to figure it out, and I think we need a little bit more of that mentality in the federal government.” Ya think? But he does have some very creative ideas for taxing the wealthy, and he talked about doing deficit spending that “pays for itself in the long run.”
Quotes from our Presidents
By Mike Huckabee
Must-Read Column: Derek Hunter at Townhall.com examines how “progressive” Democrats have gone so far down the Crazy Trail that all of the alleged “common sense” arguments they fall back on to defend their positions can now be refuted simply by citing their more recent, crazy arguments. They’ve twisted themselves into logical pretzels and have met themselves coming back the other way.
A couple of examples: States like Alabama and Georgia can’t limit abortion because Roe v. Wade is the “law of the land!” Except they’ve spent the past two years asserting states’ rights over federal law with more passion than Jefferson Davis. They’ve refused to comply with federal immigration laws, even letting illegal immigrants vote; they’ve declared marijuana legal and cut the state in on the profits, and now, “magic mushrooms,” too. Some California leftists even want to secede from the Union (something they claim was “treason” when the Confederacy tried it.) So why is abortion the only federal law states can’t ignore?
Another favorite: “Men can’t get pregnant, so they aren’t allowed to voice an opinion on abortion!” But wait: you’ve taught us that gender is a social construct. Men can be women just by claiming they feel like one. “Men” and “women” can have the opposite sexes’ genitalia, and we’ve been reading about that so-called “pregnant man” for years. So how dare you try to silence someone by gender-labeling them?!
Read the whole thing, then try to think of any current issue that the left opposes or supports that you can’t refute by citing some other position they’ve taken previously.
On a more serious and tragic note, this story from the New England Journal of Medicine shows how dangerous and even tragic it can be to demand that medical records be changed to conform to our personal version of reality.
It's officially silly season
By Mike Huckabee
Those of us who've been around a while remember when we all going to die within 12 years from global cooling. Then we were all going to die within 12 years from global warming. When we and the planet were all still here, we were warned that we were going to die within 12 years from climate change (that covered all bets.) But it’s hard to panic and frighten people with the word “change” when that’s your party's slogan (“Hope and change,” although it should be "No hope, and change.")
So the leftist British newspaper, The Guardian, is trying the favorite tactic of the left: redefining the terms of the debate. Reporters have been ordered to stop using the phrase “climate change” because it “sounds rather passive and gentle.” Instead, they must say, “Climate emergency, crisis or breakdown.” Also, anyone who questions this should not be called a “climate skeptic,” but a “climate science denier” or “climate denier.” Because that’s how real science works.
I defy them to find anyone who denies there is a climate. There’s certainly a climate of hysteria at The Guardian. In fact, I propose that we all start referring to the Guardian’s editors as “climate hysterics.”
In case “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” don’t prove to be scary enough to the public, I suggest they take a cue from the old movie, “Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster” and start calling it “The Climate Monster.”
Evening Edition - May 17
By Mike Huckabee
A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!
Daily Verse (NIV)
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."
– Prov 3:5
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