Morning Edition - October 20

October 20, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

October 20, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

MY NEW PODCAST LAUNCHES

I've been wanting to do a podcast for a while now, so I'm proud to announce The People's Podcast! It's a show about Politics, News, and everything else happening in the world around us. You can find it exclusively on Quake Media, so please subscribe today and I'm excited for you to join me!

To sign up for my podcast go here>>>

ACTUAL FACT-CHECK OF JOE BIDEN

In last week’s ABC Townhall, Joe Biden said, “The Boilermakers overwhelmingly endorse me, OK? So the Boilermakers Union has endorsed me because I sat down with them, went into great detail with leadership, exactly what I would do, number one.”

Ruling: Pants on fire, Pinocchio-nose FALSE!

The International Boilermakers Union has not endorsed any candidate in the 2020 race, although Local 154 in Pittsburgh has “overwhelmingly” endorsed President Trump. They called him a “true friend to the Boilermakers” and said it’s “imperative that we continue to battle over-regulations in the fossil fuel industries and fight for American energy production.”

The good news is that Joe finally came up with a creative new lie. I’m getting tired of hearing him repeat the same old discredited lies, like the “very fine people” garbage or the “coronavirus is a hoax” hoax. I was beginning to fear that advancing age had robbed him of his famous ability to spin out one outrageous whopper after another into entire paragraphs of jaw-dropping plagiarisms and falsehoods. For a moment there, it was almost like the young Joe Biden was back.

Don’t believe me? Here’s just one example from an article by Derek Hunter at Townhall.com that obliterates the argument that we need to elect Biden because he’s a nice, affable, regular guy who will restore honor, integrity, and honesty.

During Biden’s first Presidential run waaaay back in 1987, a voter asked about his academic record. Biden angrily snapped back, "I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect. I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship. In the first year in law school, I decided I didn’t want to be in law school and ended up in the bottom two-thirds in my class. Then, I decided I wanted to stay, went back to law school, and, in fact, ended up in the top half of my class. I won the International Moot Court Competition. I was the ‘Outstanding Student’ in the Political Science department at the end of my year. I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits, only needed 123 credits, and I’d be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours, if you’d like, frankly."

As Hunter notes, not one of those statements is true. His scholarship was based on need, not academics; he won no awards; he didn’t earn multiple degrees, and he graduated 76th out of 85 students.

Those looking for evidence of any mental decline on Joe’s part should stop analyzing his debate performances and consider instead the sad erosion of his ability to spin fresh, new lies with every breath he exhales.

A NEW COMMISSION

Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich thinks we need a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to “erase Trump’s lies” and expose those who “enabled” them.

He’s a little behind the times: we already have a “1984”-style “Ministry of Truth.” It goes by the names of “Twitter” and “Facebook.” But true to its Orwellian heritage, it’s now claiming to protect us from “lies” by banning us from sharing actual news that reflects badly on its chosen leader.

THIS IS ONE IDEA...

New Yorkers who lost their elderly loved ones in nursing homes to COVID-19 by the thousands found a novel way to express their anger at Gov. Andrew Cuomo for writing a self-aggrandizing book about how brilliantly he handled the crisis. I use the word “novel” because this book is definitely more fiction than non-fiction.

TODAY'S MUST READ

Today’s Must-Read article is from the New Neo blog, where the anonymous female blogger (a former Democrat-turned-conservative surrounded by liberals in NYC) examines how liberals have become so blinded by groundless Trump hatred that they can no longer see dangerous realities, such as the rising anti-Semitism in their own party.

In particular, she cites a column in the Jewish magazine Tablet by Bari Weiss, whom you’d think might understand where the real danger is, since she was driven out of the New York Times for daring to express non-leftist groupthink-approved thoughts. She recognizes the dangers of the fascistic, anti-Semitic radical left, and that Biden will allow it to gain more power, but she can’t even bring herself to consider the possibility of doing the only thing to stop it: voting for Trump. She describes him in purple prose as an “obscenity” who has “normalized bigotry and cruelty in ways that have crippled American society.” As the blogger notes, she offers no specifics as to how he’s allegedly done that.

She then quotes Weiss describing the attributes of the classic liberal that she fears are being lost in the Democratic Party: “…the belief that everyone is equal because everyone is created in the image of God. The belief in the sacredness of the individual over the group or the tribe. The belief that the rule of law—and equality under that law—is the foundation of a free society. The belief that due process and the presumption of innocence are good and that mob violence is bad. The belief that pluralism is a source of our strength; that tolerance is a reason for pride; and that liberty of thought, faith, and speech are the bedrocks of democracy…”

As the blogger points out, those things aren’t under assault in the Democratic Party; they’ve been dead there for years. What Weiss is describing is a conservative Trump voter, but her visceral hatred for “Orange Man Bad” has blinded her to seeing it.

It’s well worth reading and sharing the whole piece. But if your Trump-hating relatives refuse to read it, you can get the basic idea across by coming to dinner in one of those T-shirts that has Trump’s picture on it with the caption, “In reality, they’re not after me, they’re after you. I’m just in the way.”

WELCOME REMINDER

Here’s a welcome reminder that not all Californians are crazy people who keep reelecting politicians who shut down their businesses; welcome criminals and illegal immigrants; tax workers to death; do nothing about homelessness, drugs and filth; and can’t put out wildfires or even keep the lights on. It’s just that the ones who aren’t crazy are outnumbered by the ones who are.

NEW YORK TIMES CORRECTION PAGE

Say, remember that woman we claimed made a 911 call to falsely accuse a black man of assaulting her? The story that went viral and got repeated by liberal reporters all over social media? Well, uh, sorry, turns it wasn’t true. Don’t worry, though: Twitter hasn’t banned any of the liberal reporters who disseminated the Times’ slanderous fake news. Only the New York Post is banned for actual reporting on Hunter Biden.

UNBIASED?!?

Meet the unbiased moderator of this Thursday’s final Presidential debate.

She’s an NBC reporter with long ties to the Democratic Party, who once asked President Trump if he had ever worked for Russia, who quickly deleted her Twitter tweets after being chosen, and who is known for being caught on camera tipping off Hillary Clinton’s spokeswoman about a question she was going to ask. The New York Post quoted a senior White House official as saying that they consider her an activist, not a reporter, and that the press corps views her the same way they would if Nancy Pelosi or AOC walked into the room.

So, pretty much your stand Presidential Debate Commission choice for moderator. The Wall Street Journal has a good diagnosis of what went wrong with the Commission: like so many things, it started out with good intentions, then became a “creature of Washington’s political class,” and now, it’s hopelessly partisan. Their suggestion:

“This year should be its last as the arbiter of debates. If it won’t go away on its own, the next GOP nominee should refuse to cooperate and negotiate the rules and timing of the debates in 2024 with the Democratic nominee.”

I second that. To let them continue picking the moderators would be like a football team letting all the referees for the big game be chosen from the other team’s cheerleading squad.

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 



Leave a Comment

Note: Fields marked with an * are required.

Your Information
Your Comment
BBML accepted!
Captcha

More Stories

Comments 1-19 of 19

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    10/22/2020 02:07 PM

    I just heard it asked why unemployment is up. I know a friends granddaughter who has never been a good worker, got fired, on drugs, has charges, but got stimulus check and now gets unemployment. Lives with her grandparents because she has nowhere to live. There should be better way to check. Maybe criminal records.

  • M. Jeannine Stadler

    10/21/2020 02:17 PM

    Too expensive

  • TE ISAACSON

    10/21/2020 12:08 PM

    suggestion
    DURING RALLIES PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD SAY WE......MORE TO INCLUDE HIS CABINET RATHER THAN ALWAYS SAY.....I.

    I AM CONCERNED FOR HIS SAFETY WITH THE LARGE CROWDS HE IS BUILDING.
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE.

  • Jerry Korba

    10/21/2020 09:54 AM

    Joe Biden Hilary Clinton Barrack Obama and the Left Political Mob are nothing more than A crock of toxic Shitff I mean toxic Shitff. The entire group should be treated like Nuclear waste. One more reason why I am losing more interest in the NFL Joe Buck and Troy Aikeman comments about the the Flyover the stadiums with Air Force Jets just goes with the Kneeling BS. Besides the patriot spin on the flyovers I enjoy watching the Jets fly I had worked the Airlines ramps for over 30 years and I got to watch Russian freight Planes they are Gigantic other planes that took off and landed from other countries fascinated a lot of people even the the take offs and landing up close of the 747's always amazing the fighter Jets would hover the the strip and shoot straight up and out of sight in seconds was always thrilling. So when Buck And Aikemen condemns the flyovers don't watch stay in your booth just like Biden and Harris stay out of sight you have now entered exposed how miserable your personal lives have become commenting on the same plays 1000 of times a year stay on your hamster wheel just tell the the people he ran for a 3 yard gain and he made something out of nothing thats about all for you two just stay in your lane Lameos. Thats right you are so Lame. Let the Pilots fly.

  • Mike Horst

    10/20/2020 07:19 PM

    Great commentary Mike. You definitely called out the incredible, lying hypocrisy of the left, lamestream media and the crooked criminal Quid Pro Quo Democrats!

  • Renee Kendrick

    10/20/2020 06:50 PM

    Pelosi finally wants to negotiate a stimulus bill...two weeks before the election. Timing is everything. In her case, it is too little too late. She is trying to get this bill to the Senate floor with hopes to interfere with ACBs confirmation to SCOTUS! Another delay of a couple of days shouldn't hurt TOO much since Pelosi has delayed it for months already! The Senate should be able to juggle those two matters without any issues! I hope they confirm ACB and put money in American's pockets so fast (both prior to the election) that it will make Pelosi's head spin! ACB needs to be ready to start TCB starting November 2nd!

  • Sam S Hall

    10/20/2020 04:33 PM

    thanks for your helpful insights & literary standards,
    Blessings-sam

  • Charlotte Kingsdale

    10/20/2020 03:50 PM

    Governor, I hive a simple question: Why is it possible that mainstream medias can skip the Biden corruption scheme although facts are crystal clear? Eg.: In 2012, the Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Pshonka began investigating Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky, owner of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings, over allegations of money laundering, tax evasion, and corruption during 2010–2012. Hunter Biden was discharged from Navy Reserve in 2/14. In 2/14, then President Obama named Biden the administration’s point man on Ukraine On 4/1/14, David Archer, a former senior advisor to the John Kerry 2004 presidential campaign, became Director of Burisma Holding. On 4/16/14 then VP Joe Biden met with Archer (together with the step son of then Secretary of State John Kerry) a so called business partner of Hunter Biden) at the White House. On 4/21/14 Joe, visited Kyiv. The next day, he spoke at Rada (https://tinyurl.com/yxmwedwn). On 4/28/14 British officials seized $23 million from the London bank accounts of Burisma’s owner,
    Mykola Zlochevsky a former Minister of Ecology. On 5/12/14 Hunter Biden joined Burisma`s Board of Directors: According to a press release, Hunter "will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. On his new appointment, he commented: [...] I believe that my assistance in consulting the Company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine.” In 12/2015 Joe`s 5th trip to Ukraine as VP, "one of the issues on his agenda was to encourage a more aggressive fight against Ukraine’s rampant corruption and stronger efforts to rein in the power of its oligarchs. But the credibility of the vice president’s anticorruption message may have been undermined by the association of his son, Hunter Biden, with one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, Burisma Holdings, and with its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, who was Ukraine’s ecology minister under former President Viktor F. Yanukovych before he was forced into exile." In 3/16, Joe "threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin" (2/23/18 at Concil of Foreign Relations (https://tinyurl.com/yyc9o9kq). Between 4/14 and 10/15, more than $3 million was paid out of Burisma accounts to an account linked to Biden’s and Archer’s Rosemont Seneca firm. The bank records show that, on most months when Burisma money flowed, two wire transfers of $83,333.33 each were sent to the Rosemont Seneca–connected account on the same day. The same Rosemont Seneca–linked account typically then would pay Hunter Biden one or more payments ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each. Although Joe denied any knowledge about the general prosecutor's probe of Burisma and his son's role, his office was quoted, on the record, acknowledging Hunter Biden's role in Burisma in a NYT article published on 12/9/15 about the general prosecutor's Burisma case that appeared four months before Biden forced the firing of Shokin. The vice president's office suggested in that article that Hunter Biden was a lawyer free to pursue his own private business deals (https://tinyurl.com/zbgbn8w). To conclude: Why nobody asked Joes simple questions like these: Why was it appropriate for your son Hunter and his firm to cash in on Ukraine while you served as point man for Ukraine policy? What work was performed for the money Hunter Biden’s firm received? What did you know about the Burisma probe? And when it was publicly announced that your son worked for Burisma, should you have recused yourself from leveraging a U.S. policy to pressure the prosecutor who very publicly pursued Burisma?

  • Dave Newbry

    10/20/2020 03:27 PM

    We've been talking about how crappy a job Biden did moderating the debate between Trump and Wallace. I expect the same from this one.

  • Anne Turner

    10/20/2020 03:02 PM

    All of this about the Biden corruption is probably true and then some. However, I can hear my leftie friends now:
    1, They all do it. Look at what Trump has done. (Not sure what that is, )
    2. It’s just another FOX exaggeration.
    3. How do we really know this is Hunters computer? This guy could have just put something together and made it look old.
    4. Just another smear campaign against a nice guy who has served a long time.
    5 Ukraine and China are corrupt anyway.
    6. Sound like ex associate is just bitter toward Biden.
    7. Trump and his ilk will stop at nothing. If he can’t cite accomplishments the only thing left is a personal smear campaign.

    At the coming debate I will predict the Biden will get softball questions, none about Hunter deal, and will repeat over and over, racist, Charlottesville, responsible for deaths of 230,000, liar, only paid 750 in taxes, smear campaign, failing economy,. He will not be ask the question I woukd like to ask, how woukd you have handled the virus? What is you plan going forward. How will you keep out drugs, human trafficking, and middle Eastern terrorists
    With open borders. Will you add two justices? How will you make ACA actually affordable. There are some 20M still without health care insurance. What will you do about them? With Socialized medicine how will you prevent the long waits for procedures, visits seen in other countries? How will you cope with the shortage of doctors which will result? Will you encourage euthanasia so as not to burden the system? Will .congress, etal be under the same health plan? Will you deny lifesaving treatments because of the expense found in other countries?


  • Mary Louise Scott

    10/20/2020 01:39 PM

    ??? I am interested in your podcast, however, I am uncertain about submitting a password. Is this a password for the podcast? Confused.... please let me know. Thank you!

  • Floyd A Unger

    10/20/2020 12:38 PM

    Sheesh!

  • Alice E Laribee

    10/20/2020 12:29 PM

    Thank you for everything you do for getting the truth out here in America.

  • Kay DeWitt

    10/20/2020 12:08 PM

    IN RESPONSE TO YOUR STATEMENT: "This year should be its last as the arbiter of debates. If it won’t go away on its own, the next GOP nominee should refuse to cooperate and negotiate the rules and timing of the debates in 2024 with the Democratic nominee"......I SAY......This year should be its last for not only the next GOP nominee.....but the entire Republican party....along with everyone who defined himself as a Christian....TO...

    REFUSE TO accept ANY "rules" . ...about ANYTHING...that are about right vs left rather than right vs wrong....by GOD'S non-negotiable medium of measurement!

    HOWEVER, since political parties have made such a mockery OF God's medium of measurement of right vs wrong...love vs hatred....respect vs contempt...etc...we might not even have to worry about the 2024 debates!

  • Cheryl Abon-jones

    10/20/2020 11:58 AM

    I value your comments, Gov Huckabee

  • Margaret Kost

    10/20/2020 11:37 AM

    Skimmed the article on a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
    My take is let’s investigate all the lies and sins of omission of the mainstream media and the corrupt Democratic politicians.
    I don’t see President Trump lying about anything. Okay, he does exaggerate a little bit but is not corrupt.
    There is saying my Grandmother used. It takes one to think or believe that someone else is one.
    In other words, President Trump is accused of exactly what the Democrat’s and the mainstream media would do.
    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8.
    President Trump is always looking to edify ‘We The People’ and the Mainstream media, elites, Hollywood and the Democratic Party is always looking for power, money and control.
    A no brainer...
    VOTE STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020!

  • PAUL920 SCHABER

    10/20/2020 11:33 AM

    Is it not strange that all of sudden his former partners are singing and showing the E-mails and sleazy dealing they did with Hunter. My opinion is that those sleazy deals they made with people using Biden name are looking for repayment on those deals and finally some people are starting to realize that those deposits that went through their financial institutions have allowed our enemies the front
    door to bring down this country. Better elect Trump or Biden and Democrat including Schiff and his fellow cronies allways screaming 'RUSSIA RUSSIA or have to give away Taiwan and Hong Kong as payment for Hunter's sleazy deals.

  • Charles Simmons

    10/20/2020 10:58 AM

    Vote Trump ... otherwise, all may be inescapably crushed in a nihilistic democrat void, much as light cannot escape the confines of a black hole once gravity pulls it beyond the event horizon ...

  • Stephen Russell

    10/20/2020 10:43 AM

    New Comm planned:
    Revenge on we voters for President
    Civil War 2 talk 2 me
    Lead poisoning time coming.
    Seeds for violence
    Have Reich sample first