Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!
Today's newsletter includes:
- Bible Verse of the Day - John 15:13
- ICYMI: OKAY, ONE MORE: Answer to comment re: "fake" Maricopa report
- Note to Biden: Focus on the progressives
- How crazy are Democrats?!?
- California imposes mandatory vaccinations for public school students, 12 and up, NO EXCEPTIONS
- AINSWORTH: Fascinating docudrama will remind you of 2020 election
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
ICYMI: OKAY, ONE MORE: Answer to comment re: "fake" Maricopa report
By Mike Huckabee
On Friday, October 1, Guy B. wrote in response to “Who edited the final Maricopa County final audit report?” Here’s what he said:
Please check the Gateway Pundit (http://tilnyurl.com/2mdj7akn) article where the head contractor of Cyber Ninjas, Doug Logan says the draft you quoted is a fake, and that the paragraph with the total numbers, etc., was never part of the report. I expect to see a correction from you.
Thanks for writing, Guy, but I really don’t think a correction is warranted here. Certainly an update and a rationale for what we said, but not a correction. And we also still have questions.
In fact, that’s how our commentary in the September 28 morning edition started out, with questions. As we later responded to another reader, Howard A., who said we’d been “trolled” by a fake report, we had not just swallowed this story as some conservative sites had. Since we didn’t know how much credibility to give it, we used obvious qualifiers such as “IF this is true...” and “It has been reported...”
We specifically said, “NO ACCUSATIONS [emphasis added here], just questions.” So there is nothing to issue a correction for. All we were doing was asking questions and, in this age of fake news, trying to find out if it was true. As we told reader Howard A., “If just calling for answers is going to be criticized, there is little hope for enlightening discourse in this country.”
Even the headline, “Who edited the Maricopa County final audit report?”, was phrased as a question and worded so as not to accuse anyone of altering the report. Whoever was in charge of the final edit either did or not leave something out. We were in no position to say, but we wanted to know who was in charge of that final edit as we continued our questioning of the process.
The one reason we were inclined later on to give the report some credibility is that we’d gone to Patrick Byrne’s own website and found it there. According to reports, Byrne is THE biggest financial contributor to the Cyber Ninjas for the forensic audit, having raised $3.5 million for that effort. You’d think he, of all people, would have seen that word “decertification,” known the auditors hadn’t called for that, and recognized a fake audit report. But no, he put it on his “Deep Capture” website and also on Locals.com. As of this writing, it is still there.
We tend to think of Byrne not taking down that report as Sherlock Holmes might think of the dogs not barking. In itself, it’s not evidence of anything, but it’s something we still want to look into. The Arizona Senate is saying the document is not real –- that there was never a draft that talked about decertification –- yet the major financier for Cyber Ninjas apparently still maintains it’s real. That seems odd, so, naturally, we have questions –- the biggest one being, if that earlier version of the report is indeed fake, who gave it to Byrne? (It looks as though he’s the one who provided it to THE GATEWAY PUNDIT.) And why has BYRNE not issued a correction or removed the post?
THE GATEWAY PUNDIT did indeed made accusations, starting with the headline “Arizona Audit Final Audit Report Was Watered Down.” So in that case, if the earlier draft is a fake, a correction on their part is appropriate. We quoted from the draft but allowed from the beginning that the document might not be real.
Here’s the story in the WASHINGTON EXAMINER about the Senate’s announcement that the document was not real. Rather than decertifying the vote in Arizona, what the Senate has actually done is turn the audit over to the state attorney general’s office for further investigation. State Attorney General Mark Brnovich says he will take all actions he has the authority to do if the evidence warrants it.
Rod Thomson, a spokesperson for Cyber Ninjas, said that “the exact origin of the false report is unknown” and that no such version was ever sent to the Arizona Senate for review. So, again, the mystery to us is how that “false” version ended up being posted by Patrick Byrne.
The Executive Summary of the audit by Cyber Ninjas –- the REAL one, as far as we can tell –- does not call for outright decertification but does say that the County failed to cooperate and even actively interfered with their audit research, to the point where “full audit results validating the 2020 General Election are necessarily inconclusive.” The auditors recommend that “several specific findings of our audit be reviewed by the Arizona attorney general for a possible investigation.”
So, what do you know? Both the fake report and the real report say the auditors can’t validate the election results. Conveniently, the story about a fake report and conservatives getting “trolled” is a great way to pull attention away from the seriousness of the real report.
Note to Biden: Focus on the progressives
By Mike Huckabee
Liz Peek at Fox News asked a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds: instead of trying to cajole or threaten Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema into voting for a $3.5 trillion spending bill that polls show the majority of Americans see as wasteful and unnecessary, why doesn’t President Biden instead work on persuading his party’s “progressives” to be reasonable and stop trying to shove the nation to the far left and spend us into oblivion?
Ms Peek explains how this handful of socialist nutjobs took over the steering wheel of the Democratic Party, and why its ostensible leaders are afraid to tell them to sit down and shut up. That leaves Biden with what’s reported to be his next option: “barnstorming” the country to try to convince working Americans that we need to spend trillions of dollars we don’t have on a laundry list of leftist fever dreams. And he’ll also have to convince them that it will cost “zero dollars,” a hilariously bogus claim that even Party allies and the Washington Post found impossible to take with a straight face.
(FYI: It will cost “zero” because they’re going to pay for it all with huge tax hikes on only the wealthy and big corporations – and cigarette smokers, of course – and there’s no way that would result in higher consumer prices, jobs moving overseas, or other negative effects that would be felt by regular working Americans.)
How crazy are Democrats?!?
By Mike Huckabee
As long as we’re on the subject of the Democrats letting the tail wag the dog and kowtowing to their crazy radical left wing, how about a round-up of stories illustrating just how crazy they are?
1. Continuing the left's campaigns of open harassment as the best way to influence people, some illegal immigration amnesty activists followed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema into the women’s restroom at the Arizona college where she teaches and kept lecturing and lobbying her from outside the toilet stall door while filming the entire intrusion on their cell phones.
Incidentally, they also continued the harassment in her class and proudly chanted that they were “undocumented and unafraid,” which sounds as if they’re daring the feds to deport them. How about taking them up on that dare?
Sen. Sinema seems to be reaching the end of her patience with the leaders of her Party….
And she can’t be too crazy about the idiotic rank-and-file members who film and harass women in public bathrooms. My suggestion to her: change parties. Join the Republicans, the party that believes women actually have a right to privacy in their bathrooms.
PS – Here’s info on the Arizona law that makes it a crime to film people in bathrooms without their consent, if anyone is interested in arresting, expelling or deporting these people.
2. If you thought caring, compassionate leftists were better than that, where in the world did you get that crazy idea? These are the same people who react with open glee to the news that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19.
Sadly for them, he’s fine.
3. Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the “Progressive” caucus, told CNN that she wouldn’t vote for any bill that has the Hyde Amendment in it, which bans federal funding of elective abortions. She then kept talking and revealed that she doesn’t even understand what the Hyde Amendment is, and that she thinks a majority of Americans oppose it, when countless polls show the opposite.
4. Hillary Clinton injected herself back into the news by making a statement that had the writer Bonchie at Redstate.com wondering if she’d lost her mind. Railing against Sens. Manchin and Sinema for not supporting the $3.5 trillion spending orgy, Hillary said she’s genuinely afraid that this country will descend into “minority rule.”
First of all, the Founders gave us various safeguards to prevent the “tyranny” of majority rule. Hillary seems to have adopted the bizarre mindset of all leftists, that their view is the only objectively true stance and therefore, most people must agree with them, and anyone who disagrees has something wrong with them and must be silenced.
Secondly, if Manchin, Sinema and 50 Republican Senators oppose this bill, then that’s 52-48 against it. It loses by majority vote. No wonder leftists want to declare math to be white supremacist and ban it.
5. Finally, no round-up of leftwing lunacy would be complete without the latest musings from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Here, AOC explains why she refuses to compromise on the giant spending bill, because getting nothing is better than getting something, or something like that.
If she’s happy getting nothing, then no wonder she’s a socialist.
California imposes mandatory vaccinations for public school students, 12 and up, NO EXCEPTIONS
By Mike Huckabee
Gov. Gavin “Should’ve Recalled Me When You Had The Chance” Newsom is about to make California the first state to mandate COVID vaccinations for all public school children over 12 with no exceptions allowed. But at least one doctor is protesting that this is not based on clinical evidence but on Newsom’s personal beliefs that are fueled by politics.
AINSWORTH: Fascinating docudrama will remind you of 2020 election
By Laura Ainsworth
Since I’ve been spending so much time, over many months, following various deep-state scandals and their impact on the 2020 election, I decided this weekend to take a break from all that, sit back, and watch some TV.
Little did I know that a Netflix series called EL CHAPO would pull me right back into the world of election fraud. And the plot of Season 2, Episode 6, released in October, 2017, bears a fascinating resemblance to suspicions about our own 2020 election.
EL CHAPO is a Mexican production, a serialized docudrama “inspired by...newsworthy events concerning one of the most notorious criminals of our time, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a matter of utmost public interest and concern.” While some supporting players are composites of real people, some names have been changed, and some elements of the timeline have been altered for dramatic purposes, this show is said to be based on real events. And there’s a presidential election in it –- an election that was apparently stolen.
In this episode, El Chapo orders henchman “Don Sol” to keep candidate Andres Labrador from becoming president of Mexico in 2006, as he sees Labrador as a threat to his drug trafficking. The rest of the show deals with how that order is carried out. Spoiler alert: Labrador is defeated and a new president, Felipe Alarcon, wins through election fraud.
Labrador is a political outsider who says the two established parties are “two sides of the same coin.” He promises to be tough on criminals, even those who are wealthy elites. And he’s rising in the polls. So “El Sol” gets to work for El Chapo, meeting with Labrador’s campaign coordinator in an empty parking garage to set up a meeting with Labrador. But he is rebuffed. Labrador won’t negotiate with drug lords, the campaign coordinator says.
Later, when El Chapo calls Don Sol to ask how things are going, Don Sol simply assures him, “Don’t worry about Labrador. He won’t get elected.”
Labrador’s opponent, Alarcon, receives a visit from Don Sol (the man turns up everywhere, kind of like Michael Sussmann), who tells him, “I can help you expose a side of Labrador that nobody knows.” He says he can find all of Labrador’s secrets. In exchange, Don Sol wants an appointment in Alarcon’s new administration as the director of national security. They make a deal.
Next, Don Sol visits his team of computer spies. (Is this sounding familiar yet?) “What did you find out about Labrador?” he asks. They tell him they’ve found nothing useful. He doesn’t believe it. “Nobody gets that high up without getting their hands dirty,” he says. “You just have to find the closet that holds the skeletons.” But they insist they’ve gone back even to his boyhood and there is nothing to exploit. (As another scene makes clear, Labrador really is clean; he doesn’t want to make dirty deals or owe people favors, which frustrates his own campaign aides who are looking for cash.)
So Don Sol asks his spies, “What about his collaborators?” It’s time to start spying on Labrador’s campaign and business associates. (Does this remind you of anything?)
One of them, a businessman named Almada is recorded taking a big suitcaseful of cash (it’s staged –- fake news!), and the video is revealed in what looks like an ambush interview on national TV. Though Labrador has done nothing, he starts falling in the polls. The businessman gets a passport and a way to “disappear” into Cuba while the bribery accusations are dealt with. The idea is for him to be richly rewarded later for playing his part in the scheme to tar Labrador.
A hoax smear campaign is created against Labrador. They even use computer images to place him in pictures with Communist symbols and banners and linking him in news reports to “his friend, Hugo Chavez.” Fake news! (They come up with everything but computer servers “pinging” back and forth.) Labrador continues falling in the polls.
The businessman from the phony video ends up not being protected by Castro and comes forward to say the handoff of money was a fake, designed to hurt Labrador in the election. Labrador says this is evidence of a conspiracy against him, but the hoax continues.
With the election nearing, those computer spies discover that teachers’ unions have tried to make a deal to “deliver votes” to Labrador that he turned down. So Don Sol quickly calls El Chapo –- who now more than ever wants Labrador defeated –- to get some big-time cash with which to incentivize (bribe) the unions to surreptitiously stuff ballot boxes and control tabulation on Election Night.
In meetings with business figures, Don Sol trashes Labrador as “an opportunist who seeks to divide the people and weaken our economy.” They’re hesitant to actively work against Labrador because he might win but are warned of the “imminent danger he represents to this country.”
There is NO “imminent danger.” This is all made up out of nothing. NOW does it sound familiar?
On Election Night, early polls show Labrador with a slight advantage, with Alarcon three points behind. El Chapo’s people, charged with getting Alarcon elected, look glum, as they know that if Labrador wins, their boss will be very, very angry, and nobody wants that! They know that if El Chapo says heads will roll, he means literally.
But Don Sol has things well in hand. He made sure the unions are running the ballot boxes. Watchers are ejected and the counting process is blocked from view –- I guess in Mexico, they use something besides pizza boxes in the windows –- to the extent that some experts are already crying foul. By 10PM, Labrador’s lead has been cut to under one percentage point.
“The Union is going to steal this election from me,” Labrador tells an aide.
Felipe Alarcon “wins” the election with a razor-thin 0.56 percent lead. Labrador’s people sit in stunned silence, as they believe the election was stolen, and they know this outcome means more criminality in Mexico. There are protests. Labrador publicly accuses his opponent of stealing the election, but nothing is done.
True to the agreement Don Sol made with the winner’s campaign coordinator, he becomes the new president’s director of national security, so El Chapo is now inside the new administration. Don Sol immediately advises finding ways to make the fraudulent new government seem more legitimate. The new president decides he’s going to be known as “the president who controlled drug trafficking in his country,” when that is a joke –- it’s actually the opposite of that.
So, we have a candidate who’s an outsider, a tough negotiator who won’t be cowed by powerful forces but who is defeated in part by a hoax linking him to a corrupt Communist foreign leader. His campaign officials and business associates are spied on. He's smeared as an "imminent danger." His enemies control ballot boxes and prevent watchers from seeing the vote count. When he loses, supporters protest a “stolen” election, but that’s it.
Gee, does this plot remind you of any other election? It looks to me as if all we’re missing is a “dossier.”