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BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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DAILY BIBLE VERSE
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.
Proverbs 16:9 KJV
1. Elon Musk/Twitter follow-up: He proved it; now we STOP IT!
By Mike Huckabee
Before getting started, if you didn’t see our weekend commentary on Elon Musk’s revelations about Twitter’s collaboration with Democrats (both in and out of government) to make sure Biden won in 2020, and the related reading, here it is…
And I had plenty to say on my weekend TBN show about what the Democrats have done to change the “rules of engagement” to an outrageous degree and how it’s our responsibility to fix that. With their new (albeit slim) majority, Republicans in Congress have got to get a handle on what’s happening on a variety of fronts and put a stop to it before we lose it all. I’d say to them what Margaret Thatcher famously said to President George H. W. Bush: “Don’t go all wobbly on me now!” Or as Alice Cooper famously said and still does, “No more Mr. Nice Guy.” We have HAD ENOUGH...
Our whole system is at stake. “...We are living under an increasingly threatening police state under the Democrats and Joe Biden, and in fact what they are doing is so destructive to this society," said Mark Levin on Sunday. "I don’t know if we can reverse course.” He was speaking within the context of Republicans in Congress and the Senate cutting deals with Democrats.
“The Democrat Party does not give a damn about the Bill of Rights, it does not give a damn about your liberty,” he said. "In fact, it views you as an obstacle. That’s why you are the deplorables, the semi-fascists.”
By now you know, thanks to new Twitter CEO Elon Musk, that officials at the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were conspiring with top executives at Twitter to affect the outcome of the 2020 election. There is no question they participated in this highly unconstitutional activity. The government can't use private companies as fronts to do its dirty work.
And, in an update, Miranda Devine knows just how they were able to anticipate the publication of her Hunter Biden story and get in front of it by warning social media about the coming “Russian disinformation” Recall that they were “investigating” Trump attorney (and source) Rudy Giuliani on the ginned-up charge of a FARA violation that only recently was dropped; this gave them cover to spy on him and all his contacts, including her and even John Paul Mac Isaac, the computer repair technician with whom Hunter Biden had abandoned his laptop.
Devine also notes, “The FBI agent who organized those weekly meetings with Big Tech was Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, whose postgraduate thesis claimed that Russia interfered with the 2016 election to help former President Donald Trump.” Chan is also a personal acquaintance of former FBI general counsel (and Russia Hoaxer) James Baker, who conveniently moved from there to a similar role at Twitter. Baker is also connected to some of the 51 former intel officials who signed that laughable “classic earmarks” letter.
In between his jobs with the FBI and Twitter, Baker worked at ...(drum roll, please!)...the Clinton-connected Brookings Institution, writing for the Lawfare Blog, which is published by one of the ex-intel officials who SIGNED the “classic earmarks” letter. As Devine reports, six other signatories are linked to Lawfare.
Clearly, while the FBI was maintaining that the laptop story was “Russian disinformation,” they KNEW it was real. Much more on this tomorrow, but here’s Devine’s story in Saturday’s NEW YORK POST.
Even (yes) the ACLU is on alert. Recall our commentary from a few days ago about the government gaining cooperation from Google through controversial “geofence” warrants and see that a piece at their website called “Surreal stingray secrecy: Uncovering the FBI’s surveillance tech secrecy agreements” says “the FBI has refused to confirm or deny it has recent records about its practice of requiring local police to sign strict nondisclosure agreements prior to purchasing invasive cell phone tracking technology. But the FBI acknowledged imposing these NDAs [non-disclosure agreements] on local police years ago, and even recognized problems created by the practice. So what is the FBI trying to hide now? And do the feds really not appreciate the irony of refusing to confirm or deny the existence of secrecy agreements?”
Facebook has been involved, too. As the NEW YORK POST reported a month ago, a House GOP report (that 1,000+ page report they recently released) found that through “Operation Bronze Griffin,” Facebook was giving the FBI anti-Republican tips. The story made reference to the revelation of a secret Facebook portal through which authorities could request the deletion of alleged “misinformation.”
(Aside: Speaking of Twitter working with Democrats, it seems to have been happening at the state level, too, with Arizona Governor-Elect (?) Katie Hobbs allegedly taking advantage of that relationship to silence her critics ahead of the election.)
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Sunday night in an interview with FOX NEWS’ Trey Gowdy that James Baker was “the Michael Phelps of gold medal winning performances when it comes to election interference.’ In case you didn’t see the interview or could still use some help connecting the dots, this transcript will be of value:
As I’ve said over the past few days, I don’t want to hear one more word from this administration or its minions in the press about the need to suppress so-called “misinformation” or “disinformation.” Just STOP IT. We’re on to you, and you’re just looking like idiots now.
At the same time, though, some courts are actually going along with some of the invasiveness of this police state. House Democrats are now able to comb through six years of President Trump’s tax returns. Also, as Levin said, “Since when do you appoint a special counsel to investigate somebody who’s announced for President in the opposite party...?” He went on to point out the blatant partisan leanings of the person who is chosen to be the special counsel. If you read this newsletter, you know about those.
“We’ve never seen this any time in our life,” he said, outlining a number of other issues in which the police state has sunk its talons. “If this isn’t a police state, then what the hell is? You’re not safe online, your emails and your texts are not safe, your communications with your lawyer, they’re not safe; they’re unleashing 87,000 new IRS agents, the same IRS that went after conservatives before; they’re trying to put an ex-president in prison, violating every standard and tradition we’ve ever had in this country...” He goes on; here’s the whole monologue.
And pay attention now to the fallout on Elon Musk for revealing the truth. Even before he came out with the real story on Twitter’s collaboration, the White House chillingly said the administration was “keeping a close eye on Twitter.” And by that, they meant Elon's Twitter, not the old Twitter, which they didn't have to worry about.
Of course, the left’s default setting, when they can’t handle the truth, is to ignore or suppress it. That’s why it’s no surprise that CNN’s news page didn’t even report the story on Saturday, in effect proving Musk’s point about the collaboration between the media and the left. They should be ashamed, but, of course, they’re not.
Scott Adams, bestselling author and creator of the comic strip DILBERT, was outspoken about CNN’s failure on his Saturday podcast, “Real Coffee with Scott Adams.” I hesitate to link to it because of the extremely rough language, but just let it be said that Adams considers the new CEO of CNN, Chris Licht, to be the scumbag of all scumbags for promising a less political CNN and them utterly failing to keep his word. (Licht had said back in February of this year, when he took the job, that he was “a journalist at heart” and that “CNN is uniquely positioned to a beacon of meaningful, impactful journalism for the world.” Hilarious!) Adams spared no words, believe me.
Victor Davis Hanson spoke in more gentlemanly terms about the same thing and implicated not just CNN but most of so-called journalism. “In sum,” he said, “there is no media. It has ceased to exist, and the public plods by assuming as true whatever the Pravda-like news outlets suppress and as false whatever they cover.” Well, let’s hope they do.
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson appeared with Maria Bartironmo on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES to talk about the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, which he said was “just part of a much larger story” about the censorship of conservatives. He and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley have been looking into the foreign business dealings of the Biden family ever since Miranda Devine broke the story in October 2020. Sen. Kevin McCarthy, also on the show, said that Google and Facebook have also “become arms of the Democratic Party, arms of the Biden administration.”
Finally, what if we could get in the Way-Back Machine and find out what the world would’ve been like if the Hunter Biden story about foreign influence peddling hadn’t been suppressed and Joe Biden had been defeated as President? We’ll never know for sure, of course, but it’s interesting to speculate. Stacey Lennox at PJ MEDIA has found at least five areas in which the world would surely be very different.
RELATED: Hunter Biden has had nothing to say since Elon Musk’s revelations about how social media protected him and his family. At the black-tie event Sunday to celebrate the Kennedy Center honorees, two reporters from the WASHINGTON EXAMINER asked him to comment on the Republicans’ plans to investigate him and also revelations from Elon Musk about the suppression of the laptop story. Hunter just smiled and walked away.
2. The worst US Intelligence failure since 9/11
By Mike Huckabee
After more than two years of being censored, canceled and vilified if we dared question the official narrative of COVID springing from bat filets at a Chinese wet market, a new book by Dr. Andrew Huff claims that it was indeed manmade, and despite denials by the Chinese and US governments, it leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology due to lax security.
In the book, “The Truth About Wuhan: How I Uncovered the Biggest Lie in History,” Huff claims the US sent this dangerous biotechnology to China to do gain of function research on it and make it more contagious, and that China knew from day one that it was bio-engineered. He calls this the worst US Intelligence failure since 9/11.
But who is Dr. Huff to be making these accusations? He’s the former vice president of EcoHealth, the New York nonprofit that was given federal grants by Dr. Fauci, allegedly to get around the government’s ban on funding gain of function research, and he actually worked in the Wuhan virus lab.
One media defender of the status quo questioned Dr. Huff’s credibility, demanding to know why he didn’t go to Congress instead of writing a book that will make him money. His response: he says he went to Congress over a year ago, and to the FBI. Both did nothing, so he had to write a book to get the story out. This is a story we'll definitely be hearing more about, but probably not on CNN or MSNBC.
3. His own worst enemy
By Mike Huckabee
It’s hard to believe with so many contenders, but there are times when Donald Trump is his own worst enemy. He had a perfect opportunity to respond to the revelation that Twitter was colluding with Democrats to rig the 2020 election, taking orders from them to silence inconvenient speech like a waitress at a short order restaurant. Unfortunately, Trump released this statement:
"So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great 'Founders' did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!"
I agree with that last line, but how could he not know that suggesting we terminate the rules in the Constitution was like handing his enemies a weapon to bash him with on a silver platter, which they also bashed him with. It played right into the “authoritarian insurrectionist” narrative they’ve been trying to gin up for years. Trump actually gave President Biden – the beneficiary of all that unconstitutional censorship of free speech – the high ground to defend the Constitution against him, and Biden’s been using the Constitution as Charmin since his first minute in office. I think in sports, they call this an “unforced error.”
This is the type of unpredictable and unnecessary media storm that has many Republicans, even Trump supporters, looking to Ron DeSantis as an alternative who might carry on Trump’s policies without the drama and baggage. That’s showing up in a new poll by WPA Intelligence, a firm used by top GOP politicians and organizations. Trump’s favorability rating among Republicans is now 70%, which sounds high but is down quite a bit from its peak.
Meanwhile, DeSantis’ net favorability rating is higher than Trump’s among several demographics, including Republicans (+66 to +44), Fox News viewers (+58 to +27) and even 2020 Trump voters (+69 to +54.) DeSantis also does better among all-important Independent voters, 66% of whom view Trump unfavorably. DeSantis has a net -3 favorability rating among Independents, which sounds bad until you hear that Biden is at -27 and Trump -39.
That article rightly warns that polls shouldn’t be taken too seriously, especially at this stage. But this should serve as a warning sign to Trump’s circle that Republican voters consider 2024 to be too important to risk on someone who shoots from the hip and hits his own foot. If Trump wants to know how badly some ill-chosen words can hurt you, I have two words for him to consider: “Kanye West.” Those are also two words that should never again appear on his dinner guest list.
4. They might be worse
By Mike Huckabee
To paraphrase the Who, meet the new bosses, possibly even worse than the old bosses, if that’s possible. These will be the three most powerful leaders of the incoming House Democratic minority, and for the sake of America, let’s all pray and work to keep them from ever becoming leaders of the majority. As Nick Arama at Redstate.com explains, their ascendance to the top shows that the Democrat Party has abandoned the center to embrace radical left narratives, willful ignorance and election denialism.
I hope you’ll be especially appalled by incoming House Democrat Whip Katherine Clark talking about her little child waking up with “nightmares over concerns about climate change.” I think that tells us more about what kind of mother she is than it does about climate science. Why would anyone allow their small child to be traumatized to the point of nightmares by radical green propaganda?
Well, I guess you do that if you want to mold them into paranoid leftist radicals. Like teenage “climate activist” Greta Thunberg, who during a recent book signing took off the green mask and made it clear that she now believes the only way to save the Earth is by overthrowing “racist” capitalism, a “system defined by colonialism, imperialism, oppression and genocide.” Actually, it’s defined by lifting more people of all races out of poverty and starvation than any other system ever devised, certainly more than the socialism and communism she’s obviously advocating for, which have been both humanitarian and environmental disasters.
She’s proof that the left’s war on children isn’t limited just to late-term abortions and filling schools with CRT and inappropriate sexual content.
But as I’ve said, I don’t blame her for being a misguided child. I blame her radical leftist parents who terrified her with nightmarish propaganda, stole her childhood and warped her worldview so they could exploit her to serve their political ends. If she were capable of thinking rationally, she wouldn’t be claiming we need radical action to save the environment and destroy capitalism by jetting around on a tour to get people to buy as many copies as possible of a product made from trees.
Here's an excellent response to this poor deluded child’s rantings.
5. Life in a Dystopian Democrat-Run City
By Mike Huckabee
A video went viral of a man on a New York City street pulling out a baseball bat and bashing a passerby in the back of the head for no apparent reason.
The victim is in stable condition, and I hope you’ll join me in praying for his swift and full recovery. Police are still searching for the assailant and hope to arrest this violent criminal soon so that New York City prosecutors can immediately let him back out on the street to do it again.
And in a story that I’m sure is in no way related, gun stores in Oregon are overwhelmed with buyers as the state awaits word on whether a judge will delay a draconian new gun control law that, like most of them, mostly makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves, that local sheriffs say will make the state less safe, and that is being challenged by the NRA as “blatantly unconstitutional.”
By Mike Huckabee
This article demonstrates how today’s “journalists” have put the quotation marks around the word “journalist.”
It’s 27 quotes from alleged professional “journalists,” every one of whom lazily repeated the dumb talking point that was no doubt mass-emailed to them by the DNC to attack actual journalist Matt Taibbi for working with Elon Musk to expose Twitter’s collusion with Democrats to silence information and opponents and rig the 2020 election. All they did was prove that Taibbi is correct about them. Also, that they couldn’t be decent “creative” writers, either.
That means they aren’t even qualified to write for the Babylon Bee and make up stories ridiculing themselves:
7. Elon Musk doesn’t understand Democrats
By Mike Huckbee
Elon Musk doesn’t seem to understand the point of Democrat policies. They don’t want to avoid having to build 500,000 charging stations by instead charging electric vehicles in a faster, cheaper, more efficient way. The real point is to spend all that money building the chargers, whether they work well or anyone uses them or not.
Don’t believe me? Then see if any big name Democrats express concern that a wealthy, well-connected law firm linked to Hunter Biden and that donated $1 million to Democrats got over $10 million in forgiven PPP loans that were supposed to help small businesses survive COVID lockdowns.
And they’re hardly alone. In a subscriber-only story, the Epoch Times reports that more than 100 of America’s top wealthy law firms sucked up $809 million in PPP money, and another $635 million went to hundreds of elite accounting offices.
Just think of Washington as a big fire hydrant, your tax money as the water blasting out of it and going everywhere, and the Democrats (and to be fair, some Republicans) as the kids with the wrench who just keep opening it.
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