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Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse Of The Day
- "Huckabee" Preview
- MSM fact-checkers pretty much agree
- The "Pro Act"
- Narrative Busters
- ICYMI: "DECENT?" No way: Biden tells "detestable lie" about Trump
- A Reader Writes Back...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
NOTE: We are repeating this verse today, but will resume with a new verse tomorrow.
By Mike Huckabee
Join me tonight on TBN for a terrific new episode of “Huckabee!” I’ll discuss the latest craziness out of Washington with Rep. Devin Nunes, and talk to former “Fox & Friends” host Elizabeth Hasselbeck about her beautiful new children’s book. We’ll have some much-needed laughs with “In Case You Missed It” and wild comic/ventriloquist Taylor Mason. Plus music from country star Stephanie Quayle.
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MSM fact-checkers pretty much agree
By Mike Huckabee
If you read my recap of President Biden’s first press conference, then it won’t be a surprise to you to hear that it contained a litany of jaw-dropping whoppers. But what might surprise you is that fact checkers from the Washington Post, CNN and Factcheck.org actually examined it as well and came to pretty much the same conclusion. I’ll bet it caused them physical pain to have to write this.
Incidentally, this was from the day before the press conference, at an Equal Pay Day event (FYI: equal pay for equal work is already federal law), but it deserves to be noted as long as we’re chronicling Biden’s whoppers. He declared, “There’s not a single thing a man can do that a woman can’t do as well or better. Not a single thing.”
That drew plenty of pushback, as you can see at the link (one they didn’t quote was Sen. Ted Cruz, who tweeted, “Does that mean he’s resigning?”)
I want to point out that he claimed he was there to “ensure that our daughters have all the same rights and opportunities as our sons. And if we’re able to do this, it’ll be transformational for our nation.” However, the “transformational” legislation he’s pushing in the “Equality Act” would allow biological men to compete in women’s and girls’ sports, essentially robbing them of the right to privacy and opportunities to win championships and scholarships, because it’s a scientific fact that men can do some physical things better than women.
In fact, the only way that what he said could be true is if you define “woman” to also include “man who identifies as a woman.” Luckily for him, he does.
On that subject, kudos to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson for signing the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” which bans transgender athletes from playing on girls’ sports teams in the state.
Critics argued that it “puts transgender Arkansas residents at risk,” but at risk of what? Having to compete against people who aren’t at a biological disadvantage? There’s nothing in the bill that prevents someone from competing on a team of their biological gender or that prevents schools from having transgender sports events. It just means that biological males who are larger and stronger than biological females will not be able to take all the records and scholarships away from girls. It’s the girls and all their sports that are actually at risk if governments don’t stop denying biological reality and start defending women’s rights.
The "Pro Act"
By Mike Huckabee
Just a reminder that the Senate is taking up a House-passed bill called the “PRO Act” that’s a national version of California’s disastrous AB-5 law that destroyed the jobs of contract, freelance and gig workers from Uber drivers to club musicians. Naturally, Democrats claim they’re doing this to “help the workers” by helping them into unemployment lines. Here’s more on that bill and how the people pushing it know nothing about how the gig economy works.
But then, considering we now have a President who never held a private sector job but spent 47 years in the federal government, is it any wonder he knows nothing about what it’s like to work for a living?
By Mike Huckabee
I’m used to the facts ruining the left’s pat narratives, but the horrific mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, is proving to be a daily rolling disaster for their efforts at politicizing tragedies.
First, they screamed, “Deadly racist assault by a violent white Trump supporter!” Then it was revealed that the shooter was a Syrian refugee who hated Trump, and the victims were all white. So they hurriedly pivoted to “It’s the gun’s fault! Ban AR-15 assault rifles and pass more background checks!” I told you yesterday that the father of heroic slain officer Eric Talley spoke out, saying his son was a strong Second Amendment supporter and would be appalled that his death was being used to push gun control.
Now, there are a couple of new narrative busters: police announced that the shooter didn’t use a so-called “assault rifle,” he used a Ruger AR556, which is legally classified as a pistol. And he did pass a background check to get it. If he had bought an AR-15, he would’ve had to pass multiple layers of background checks already in place and waited longer, but it’s likely he would have passed.
There’s no place left to pivot to now except “Confiscate all guns from law-abiding citizens!” I expect that’s been the game plan from day one, but they’ve gone to so much trouble to try to keep from saying it out loud, and this story is almost forcing them to.
ICYMI: "DECENT?" No way: Biden tells "detestable lie" about Trump
By Mike Huckabee
"The idea that I’m gonna say --- which I would never do --- if an unaccompanied child ends up at the border, we’re just gonna let ‘em starve to death and stay on the other side, no previous administration did that, either. EXCEPT TRUMP [emphasis mine]. I’m not gonna do it.”
Ah, so President Trump left children to stay on the other side to “starve to death,” did he? That’s a lie, but c'mon man, it’s good old Uncle Joe talking here, our “decent” (his own word), moral President during his cringeworthy, totally orchestrated press conference on Thursday. Biden went on to say that Trump’s programs “have an incredibly negative impact on law –- international law, as well as on human dignity.”
He said, “Well, look, I guess I should be flattered people are coming because I’m the nice guy, that’s the reason why it’s happening, that I’m a decent man, or however it’s phrased...”
We’ll get to Biden's huge inaccuracies later, but first, I’d like to address Biden’s own record of decency and niceness, since he and his supporters talk about him so often in that light. I'm sure I speak for many who have had enough of this.
There’s an email going around about Biden’s role in the evacuation of Vietnam in 1975, when he was a freshman senator. Of course, with emails like this, it’s important to go back to the source material, if it’s cited, and determine the accuracy of the claims before just forwarding them. (That’s particularly true if they’re fundraising emails.) So that’s what my research staff did with this one.
It talks specifically about Biden’s opposition to a relief package to help in the humanitarian evacuation of Saigon (which did manage to save 1,500 South Vietnamese allies who, if they’d been left behind, would have been slaughtered along with thousands of others by the North Vietnamese). The claims are based on passages in the 2018 book WHEN THE CENTER HELD, by President Ford's Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
The email also says that Biden, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “torpedoed any support” for these refugees once they came to America.
Checking Rumsfeld’s book, we found a passage about the effort by President Gerald Ford to protect the most vulnerable as Vietnam evolved from a military to a rescue operation. There were about 6,000 Americans still in and around Saigon, plus our South Vietnamese allies. “It was a race against the clock to save lives,” Rumsfeld wrote. “President Ford was committed to evacuating Americans" and also “the South Vietnamese who had assisted us and to whom the U.S. had ‘a moral commitment.’”
"Meeting with an influential group of senators,” Rumsfeld wrote, “Ford repeatedly tried to sway them with what he believed deeply was our country’s moral responsibility to help refugees fleeing persecution. Repeatedly, a number of Senate Democrats dissented, including the young outspoken Senator Joe Biden (D-DE).”
On page 163, Rumsfeld reprints his contemporaneous notes. “MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT, April 14, 1975: ...Senator Biden of Delaware then spoke up and got back again on the delays in getting Americans out. He also expressed hostility towards the idea of bringing out any South Vietnamese.”
So, our “Mr. Decent” when it comes to asylum-seekers was one of those who expressed “hostility” to the idea of welcoming South Vietnamese refugees who had helped us in the war?
Even Snopes.com, while rating the email claims as “mostly false” after giving Biden every conceivable benefit of the doubt, finds this TRUE: “Rumsfeld says in his book that then-President Gerald Ford tried to convince a number of senators to help refugees and claims Biden, along with other Democrats, 'dissented.' Biden did vote against sending financial assistance to the South Vietnamese government toward the end of the conflict. In the end, he did not block the admittance of refugees.”
Well, wasn't that nice of him? Actually, reading the entire Snopes.com fact-check gives the impression that Biden gummed up the works when he could have facilitated the government's assistance to asylum-seekers.
According to Rumsfeld, Biden “EXPRESSED HOSTILITY” to the idea of allowing the refugees, when time was of the essence. The aid package died on the House floor. Later on –- AFTER Saigon fell –- he apparently came around on the issue.
If it seems harsh to hold someone accountable for what he said in 1975, be assured that any conservative would be held to an even stricter standard. Biden apparently was not eager to welcome immigrants from South Vietnam who had helped us there, our allies who desperately needed political asylum and would otherwise be killed. How moral and decent.
Biden is not "nice." We could cite numerous other examples of Biden's lack of civility and common decency. Here's just one.
Of course, none of the reporters chosen to participate in Thursday’s press conference challenged President Biden's lies about Trump’s border policy. Stephen Miller tweeted out real-time about it, though: “Biden replied w/an asinine false choice. He explained that he was resettling minors in the US in lieu of ‘let[ting] them starve to death and stay on the other side’ (Mexico) which he accused Trump of doing. This is spectacularly false & a grave smear on our border agents.”
He described Trump’s real policy: “First off, illegal crossers returned to Mexico are transferred to migration authorities not the desert. But unaccompanied minors were returned to their ‘home countries’ to be reunited with their own families. They were not returned to Mexico unless Mexico was their home. This humane policy from President Trump brought unaccompanied minor numbers to record lows. Biden’s disastrous decision to exempt minors from Title 42 [which allows for expulsion], and to stop the at-home reunification process in favor of domestic resettlement single-handedly created this crisis.”
Miller later appeared on FOX NEWS PRIMETIME with Brian Kilmeade, saying, “What Joe Biden said at that press conference was a detestable lie," and also that it was their policy to "rescue unaccompanied minors and get them safely home."
He said that, for example, if a 16-year-old from Honduras came across unaccompanied, they’d be processed by Border Patrol, put on a chartered flight, “paid for by the U.S. government” and flown back to Honduras, where they’d be met by social services. Our own State Department would work to reunite that young person with family.
Biden’s administration –- “in writing,” Miller said –- terminated the reunification policy of the Trump administration to send unaccompanied minors home. Miller credited the record low numbers of unaccompanied minors in custody last year to Trump’s policy. Either Biden doesn’t know this, Miller said, or his staff is lying to him, “so he then can mislead the country.”
See the whole interview; Kilmeade and Miller also have a good discussion of voter ID as it relates to civil rights.
And since we think President Trump deserves the last word, here’s his response, from Thursday night’s INGRAHAM ANGLE.
A Reader Writes Back...
As always, I find both information and encouragement from your writings - thank you. Once again I have noticed the lack of commentary from your readers. I would like to offer the following which may be applied today - just as yesterday (from Acts 18:9-10 - ...Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city."...) Being silenced is not acceptable for any of us. Good day.
America The Beautiful
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