Evening Edition - May 27

May 27, 2020 |

RUSH UPDATE

Tuesday on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh gave an update on his cancer treatment. At the link are his comments, including his belief that all the prayers for him are having an effect, so please keep praying.

GLOOM AND DOOM

Two commodities that there’s no shortage of these days are gloom and doom. We went from the strongest economy in history to 30 million unemployed in just a couple of months, and there are a lot of people who are putting their political interests ahead of the public good and hoping that stretches out until November. A few who are in power actually seem to be trying to stretch it out until November, perhaps hoping the voters will be dumb enough to blame the President who’s pushing to reopen the states instead of the Democratic officials who are keeping them clamped down. As Kurt Schlichter put it, voters will have a choice of whether to put the job of rebuilding the economy into the hands of a man who has a three-year record of success at that or the one who has a 40-year record of failure. I like to think that the people aren’t that easily bamboozled.

Still, we continue to hear from every liberal politician, media talking head and half the commercials on TV that we are in a somber new era, that things will never be the same as they were, that we could be facing a great depression longer and deeper than the first one, and that the good times are really over for good (wait, that was what Merle Haggard sang in 1981, before Reaganomics kicked in.) Bear in mind, these are the same people who told us that millions of Americans would die of the coronavirus and that we wouldn’t have enough ventilators or hospital beds or mortuaries to deal with all the carnage.

So as an antidote to all this talking down of the economy, and to cheer you up a bit, here’s a column by Herman Cain, a man who knows quite a bit about business success, listing four reasons why the economy is likely to come back faster than all these self-proclaimed “experts” (who previously told us that 1% growth was the “new normal”) predict. This is what President Trump meant by a “V-shaped recovery,” a sharp decline followed by a sharp rebound.

To cap that off, here’s a story about a Harvard professor and top Obama Administration economist who recently told a bipartisan gathering of political leaders in Washington that the months just prior to the November election could see the best economic data in history, with “explosive” employment and GDP growth numbers.

Of course, these are just predictions, and as the virus panic proved, the future is impossible to predict with absolute certainty. But as you’re deciding who to vote for in that election, note that the Democrats present in this meeting are reportedly worried and panicked by this optimistic prediction because, as one political strategist put it, “Their strategy for November is to keep the country closed. Their interests are served by hurting as many Americans as possible.”

This is one reason why Democrats always hide what they really believe when they’re running for election. If they told the voters, “Vote for us and we’ll hurt as many of you as possible,” they’d only get the masochist vote. In fact, some would argue that that’s what they’re really getting now.

NOT THE SAME

If you need ammunition to argue with people who claim the two Parties are all the same, just compare the coronavirus relief proposals put forward by the House Democrats and the Senate Republicans. The House bill adds $3 trillion more to the debt, and some prominent Democrats are still complaining that it’s not nearly enough. It’s also stuffed with leftist wish list items that are unrelated to the virus, like paying off everyone’s college loans, bailing out blue states with hefty debts run up by their crazy leftist policies and a national vote-by-mail scheme that would insure widespread fraud (sorry, Twitter, but it's true) and a permanent Democratic majority.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there will only be another relief bill if it’s really needed because the national debt is already so big that it’s a concern. And any bill will be narrowly focused – for instance, keeping the unemployment insurance fund solvent – because “we can’t keep propping up the economy forever.”

If you still think there’s no difference between the Parties, then imagine that you’ve lost your credit card. Who would you rather have find it: a responsible adult or a thirteen-year-old at the mall?

GOOD TO SEE

I’m glad to see that my “modest proposal” that public officials who impose lockdowns on others should receive no pay until those lockdowns are lifted, is starting to catch on.

I’m especially gratified to see that a reporter actually asked New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio about this and forced him to go on record as saying there are no plans to make any city officials take a pay cut.

Good, they shouldn’t take a pay cut. They should take a complete absence of pay, just like the people who are suffering under them. I believe that will give them an instant empathy injection, light a fire under reopening efforts, and put a swift end to all the bullying and unconstitutional fines and arrests of people for just trying to earn a living.

EXPERT ADVICE

In dealing with the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, we must always “follow the science” and do what the experts tell us. And this week, the experts tell us…(spins wheel)…you CAN get it from touching surfaces!

Last week, the CDC contradicted its previous advisory by saying that the virus does not transmit easily by touching surfaces or objects. But they decided that went too far and was misleading, so this week, they say that might not be the main way that it spreads, but it may be possible.

I’m giving them the business a little, but to be fair, a CDC spokesperson explained, “We are still learning more about how this virus spreads.” I’ve repeatedly pointed out the same thing when advising people not to ascribe nefarious motives to people who say something that later turns out to be wrong. Besides, being careful about touching possibly infected surfaces and washing your hands often is just common sense.

So I’m not writing this to razz the CDC, just to remind all those busybodies who get their kicks from scolding people for not following all the “expert” advice that if the CDC isn’t certain their advice is right, then why are you so sure you’re right?

ATTENTION MSM: WE SEE YOU 

It’s been obvious since the start of the pandemic that many reporters were more interested in making President Trump look bad, denigrating his efforts to deal with the disease, blaming him for deaths from it, accusing him of downplaying its seriousness and hyping worst-case predictions than they were in conveying the latest information to the public. If the idea was to harm Trump’s image with the public, once again, it’s blown up in their faces like one of Wile E. Coyote’s Acme bombs.

According to a new Gallup poll, the vast majority of Americans believe that the media botched its coverage of COVID-19. Democrats are more likely to think media outlets harmed public health by downplaying it, while Republicans are more likely to think they caused unnecessary harm by exaggerating it. But either way, both positions were held by about 75% of adults.

So congratulations to the media. In this horribly divisive age, they finally managed to bring Americans on both sides of the political divide together in agreeing on one thing: the media blew it.

And in a related story...

FUNNIEST FAILED VIRTUE-SIGNALING YOU'LL SEE TODAY

Funniest Failed Virtue-Signaling You’ll See Today! A mask-wearing MSNBC reporter was outside at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, shaming all the people who weren’t wearing masks when a passerby pointed out – loudly, live and on the air – that neither was his cameraman or half his crew.

MUST-READ

Must-Read: Clay County, Illinois, Judge Michael McHaney was the judge in a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. J. B. Pritzker’s inexplicable and unfair shutdown rules. He issued a blistering ruling you have to read. He not only did a masterful job of highlighting the irrational bias and self-serving decisions of the Governor, but he also provided a remedial lesson in the difference between governing by laws and ruling by royal decrees. Here’s a quote to serve as an appetizer:

“The last time I checked, Illinois citizens are also Americans, and Americans don’t get ruled.”

Pritzker dismissed all that “constitutional rights” nonsense as “political” and had the case moved to federal court, where the DOJ is weighing in against him. I suggest that President Trump take a cue from Pritzker and move Judge McHaney from the Clay County court to the federal courts. And maybe consider a position on his SCOTUS shortlist.

LATEST EXAMPLE

The latest example of a Democratic Governor singling out a small business owner for punishment for trying not to go bankrupt suffering under unreasonable lockdown rules. Bonus: this page has a graph on it that allows you to choose any state and see the daily number of new coronavirus cases and a rolling average of new cases. If you look at states that reopened earlier, like Georgia and Florida – where the Republican Governors were accused of creating an upcoming deluge of mass death – you’ll see no major spikes in new cases.

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  • Shauna dickerson

    05/29/2020 11:30 AM

    There are still people who are willing to push the narrative, that Trump has killed 100,000 Americans. At least I hear from a few of them on Facebook. Very silly. I'm wondering, did Americans insist that FDR killed all the soldiers at Pearl Harbor? Did many American's blame Bush for all the deaths on 9/11. I was alive then and I know that some actually did. When the unthinkable, and unimaginable happens, can anyone with sense say they would have known exactly what was happening, and how they would have dealt with it, if they were president. Yes, I believe the Liberals are perfectly willing to let all Americans suffer until November so they can continue to quash Trump's re-election. My position - Trump saved the economy once before, he can do it again.

  • Claudine C Hale

    05/29/2020 08:51 AM

    Good morning Mr. Huckabee, Thank you for always having truth ready for us, with a good dose of humor! I do appreciate your attention to shining the light of truth on all the good, bad, and ugly news that the biased media, lots of the democrats in Washington, and the false voices (you know who you are) are happy to shout off the roof tops! Truth wins! Please let our AG Barr and Mr. Durham know we are counting on them to finally bring these "traitors" to our nation to heel! No one is above our American laws....not even them! Start with the "top" and go down, get ALL of them, we need and deserve the truth! At last thought, Sing Sing prison is still available! Thank you!

  • Mary E. Johnson

    05/28/2020 05:52 PM

    I appreciate your daily briefs so much, even though I don't go on my computer as often as I should. Almost every time I read your post, I find something that I was pretty sure I was thinking also. This time, I was sure that the states that are holding back trying to open up are all Democrat states and there's a reason for that. They are doing just what Nancy Pelosi does every time she gets a chance. Stalling so the President can't get his way to move on. They hate him so much that they would rather see us be in the worst recession ever so it would be on his watch. Never mind we, the people! Very disgusting!!

  • Barbara Price

    05/28/2020 04:44 PM

    It is my belief that all levels of elected officials should donate at least half of their salaries to help get this Country back on its feet. Lead by example like our President does by donating all his salary.
    That gesture would go a long way to promote trust and faith in our leaders.
    A great way to show what American spirit is all about. People helping people.

  • Joyce Birch

    05/28/2020 04:29 PM

    Thank you for another great read. You have a way with words & very understanding. Shame on liberal Mayors & Judges. Hope their voted out of office. Prayers for Rush.

  • Nan Hilton

    05/28/2020 04:06 PM

    I would like to know the amount of deaths from the regular flu, since most every year we loose upwards of 30,000 people, sometimes many more than that. Are all the deaths covid-19 deaths?
    Why has no one called for the police officer who killed the man in Minneapolis to be arrested? That would be at least the start of justice!

  • HOPE KEEFER

    05/28/2020 03:25 PM

    What the leftist Dems are HOPING has changed is: Back AMERICANS up against a wall and we WILL FIGHT! Rational folk still live here, and are growing weary of all the fake news [true lies!], and those same Thinking people are just about ready to push back BIG TIME! The out-dated agenda of the leftist's is so tattered and worn, it doesn't hold water anymore. Take away our Rights, our jobs, our sensibility? I think NOT. There will be NO "new normal" or an "old" normal! There WILL be a NEW STRONGER NATION THAN EVER. We will NOT back down.

  • Alan Taylor

    05/28/2020 01:50 PM

    No morning news letter today May 28?

  • Rose M Hunter

    05/28/2020 12:32 PM

    Hello, and thank God for your upright integrity in these emails you send. My husband, Daniel Hunter, is a friend of Mike and Karen Pence from his days a vice president of a mortgage company in Indianapolis. Daniel vouches for Mike's, faith and integrity, and boy, would God bless us with you two in the White House! Of course, that would put you in the crazy crosshairs, so I do ask our Almighty Heavenly Father to cover you with His love and favor as with a shield as you stand for godly Truth in these crazy days. God bless you!

  • Thomas Douglas Roper

    05/28/2020 11:23 AM

    I've been wonder where all the money is coming from, country wise, state wide and city wide, that is used for the simulus, relief and bailouts. Is it surplus money hidden away somewhere? Perhaps a reserve? It certainly not coming from the all the bigwigs in DC. Is it going to have to be paid back via higher taxes?

  • VERNON LOWERY

    05/28/2020 10:48 AM

    Dont foget merles song .we will all be drinking that sweet bubble up and eating that rainbow stew

  • ]ack macdonald

    05/28/2020 09:58 AM

    My comment not directly related to this newsletter, but I was runminating about all the attention on the criminal cabal headed up by Obama and it occurred to me how strange it is that Valerie Jarrett's name never seems to surface. This is particularly strange as she is Obama's handler and alter ego. She is Iranian and I'm guessing wielded substantial influence in the decision to send over $150 billion to Iran to fund terrorism and their Nuke program. That is traitorous to the max. Am I the only one who finds this unusual?

  • Ray Cowden Witter

    05/28/2020 09:48 AM

    Mike,
    The Vote by Mail situation has been reported in today's WSJ: VOTER FRAUD in New Jersey is incredible.
    Please give your readers your thoughts.
    Warm Regards,
    Ray

  • Fran Matkovich

    05/28/2020 09:39 AM

    I hope the judge’s ruling against Pritzker includes the ridiculous rule that bans using golf carts on the golf courses of Illinois!

  • Jerry Korba

    05/28/2020 08:57 AM

    Tragic Horrible and plain savage events in Minneapolis. Almost 2 years now I have stayed out of Minneapolis for reasons of safety both physical and mentally I miss the Twins and Target field if I need a baseball and park fix I will go to a small town amateur baseball game away from thugs beating a person a block away from Target Field the video was viewed by millions the Mayor of Mlps the police chief the AG the House rep Omar all are connected to Mlps the Media here backs these people in Mlps. thats why I stay away. Today I watch the Media display a police person thats not a man a coward use excessive force on a man accused of passing counterfeit money so they say illegal yes behavior has consequences but this is not the way to administer. Self Control is met when well functioning brains are in order. Today in Minneapolis that is no where to be found the arrest or held in custody no where to be found police protection missing people are in a savage mode theft destruction lawlessness has brought civilization to its knees ill functioning brains at work or shall we say brain one cell that of an amoeba. Simple cell Simple people living in a complex world Simply undermatched by good functioning brains.

  • Donna Elaine Bush

    05/28/2020 08:55 AM

    I wish everyone would take time to read your comments. a fresh breath of air! God Bless and keep up the good works!

  • James Montgomery

    05/28/2020 08:36 AM

    Your the best, Mike!

  • Steven

    05/28/2020 08:12 AM

    Excellent commentary Governor. This whole Chinese virus hoax reminds me of my younger days. I would help a horse wrangler I knew with his horses care and “breaking” so as to be able to ride them. You basically had to break the horses wild spirit, he took in wild horses that he bought at auction to avoid them being put down, only then could you handle the horse safely and break it for riding.
    Just look at what the POLITICAL ELITE are doing to this great country. They want to break our spirit so that we will accept the NEW NORMAL. Look at the Ads and Advertisments on the boob tube. They want us to think we are depressed, they want us to believe that big tech will take care of us, they want us to believe that it’s okay to be afraid,etc,etc,etc. nobody will ever break my freedom loving spirit. Four years in the Army, honorably discharged and a proud American who will not accept the new normal. I’m firmly behind President Trump. I just hope and pray that the American people realize the brain washing that the POLITICAL ELITE have unleashed on us

  • Wallace Rowan

    05/28/2020 06:46 AM

    Dear Mike,

    I don't know if you follow Dennis Prager, so I would point you to an article he highlighted in his show yesterday from Yoram Lass, Israel's former Health Ministry Director, as follows:
    https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/22/nothing-can-justify-this-destruction-of-peoples-lives/

    Prager noted that this man is a liberal and part of the Labor Party in Israel, yet he is objective enough and courageous enough to point out the real data and the fact that "Nothing can justify the destruction of people's lives."

    Speaking of courage, it is notable that only a few brave Republicans have been championing going after China for reparations and even the cancellation of our debt to repay all the destruction China has caused by unleashing this virus. Certainly no democrats have made any motions to hold China accountable.

    Please make mention of Yoram Lass's interview and comments.

    Thanks,
    Wallace Rowan

  • David Hobson

    05/27/2020 11:41 PM

    Lets pray that Americans eyes open wide to see how evil and corrupted the Democrat's are and vote the blue dems out and put the red reps in so they can have real honest change , that go for their media also they are just as corrupt !!!!

  • R. Ceba

    05/27/2020 10:57 PM

    Thoughts for consideration. COVID19 accidental or intentional?
    For the first time the Chinese government was being called to task because of President Trump. Facing stiff tariffs, loss of imports theft of trade secrets and economic negotiations was an impediment for their economic world leader aspirations.
    Damaging the U.S. economy would be a means to alleviate their dilemma.
    Coincidentally?, the virus shows up in Trump's re-election campaign year.
    The Democrats admittedly are exploiting the pandemic crisis, if not complicit in creating it.
    Democratic governors hold their unemployed residents hostage as a means to demand a financial bail out to save their poorly managed states. Common sense conclusion.

  • ralph briese

    05/27/2020 09:56 PM

    Great read Mike! I follow you! I appreciate your efforts! The democrats must be suppressed! We are a free nation! We the people must not be backed into a corner other wise all hell will break loose! Just my opinion.....

  • Sabrina Whitaker

    05/27/2020 09:25 PM

    Thank you for keeping us abreast of the latest truths in the news.....we appreciate it!

  • Laura T Harper

    05/27/2020 09:18 PM

    You are so right about liberals turning the shut down into a politcal football. The governor of MN and the MN state fair board have decided we cannot have county fairs OR THE STATE FAIR This says to everyone,,,,,,,,,,,,this will never end. That purveyors at the fair who count on their food stand profits to see them through the year in their small businesses. AND THAT THERE IS NO HOPE NO HOPE

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/27/2020 08:57 PM

    Yup