Evening Edition - August 24

August 24, 2020 |

THE BEST PEOPLE

The Democrats call President Trump a racist when he’s done more to help black and Hispanic-Americans than any recent President. They call him a sexist when he’s presided over the lowest unemployment ever for women and appointed more women to important government posts than any previous President. And they call him a homophobe, even though he appointed the first openly gay cabinet member in US history, former Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Rick Grenell.

So how can they accuse him of all those “phobias” and “isms” when he’s done more for all those groups than they ever have? As Grenell explains it at the link, it’s because they see people only in terms of identity groups and Trump believes in simply picking the best people for federal positions, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.

Grenell said someone recently bragged that Obama’s Administration had 2,410 gays and lesbians and wanted to know how many Trump’s had. He told Breitbart News, “I’d be pretty offended that I was on a list that says ‘here’s our gay and lesbian list.’ Thank God we don’t keep a list. Thank God we don’t hire people because they come out of a box and say ‘here is a black, here is a Hispanic, here is a gay person.’ President Trump, I know him well, he doesn’t care about these types of issues. They’re irrelevant characterizations about someone. What is relevant is whether or not they can do the job.”

There’s more at the link. It does make you wonder how some people got so turned around in their thinking that they believe it’s a good thing to stick people in boxes and judge them by their surface personal identity groups instead of their individual talents. Or that believing you should judge someone by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin somehow makes you a racist.

NOT A TARGET?!?

Former CIA Director John Brennan was questioned for eight hours by John Durham and his investigators. Brennan’s spokesman claimed he is not a target of the investigation. But at the link is an excellent article by a legal expert explaining what terms like “target” really mean and listing some reasons why we probably shouldn’t be in a big hurry to believe that. Also pay special attention to the possible hidden reason why the questioning was done in Virginia and not a more convenient office in Washington, DC.

Another reason why it’s necessary for Trump’s reelection to be a landslide: the Democrats have already hired 600 lawyers to tie up the election in court for ages and attempt to invalidate Republican ballots – you know, because they’re so afraid that Trump won’t accept the results of the election.

"FACT-CHECKER" NEWS

Monday “Fact-Checker” News: Politifact rated President Trump’s claim that the DNC convention aired the Pledge of Allegiance with “under God” left out as “mostly false,” even though they really did air the Pledge of Allegiance with “under God” left out.

EPIC RANT

Scott Adams of “Dilbert” fame posted an epic rant online about Joe Biden’s citing of the debunked fake quote that President Trump said there were “very fine people” among the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville.

Adams calls that “the tentpole hoax that makes stupid people who believe the fake news believe that it is all true. It is the only one they think they saw with their own eyes because it got edited. And because they’re sure that one’s true, it makes all the other hoaxes seem true,” and it makes all Trump supporters look bad. Addressing Biden directly, he said, “If you’re making your fellow citizens targets for violence and discrimination, and you’re doing it intentionally, you are not worthy of being a citizen of this country, much less a leader. You have not qualified at the basic level of understanding the Constitution.”

I’m linking to this if you’d like to see more, but I warn you: Adams is so passionate about this that he tends to express it in language that you would not want children or anyone who’s easily offended by profanity to hear.

TRUMP POLL BUMP POST DNC

I already told you that Rasmussen shows the only “bump” that came from the Democratic Convention was a Trump bump. After four days of being badmouthed and blamed for everything from COVID-19 to halitosis, Trump’s approval rating went up from 47 to 51%. Now, some other polls are showing similar positive moves for Trump.

Even more interesting to me than the poll movements are the breakdowns of the survey pool. One of the reasons why I predicted Trump’s win in 2016 when polls were showing Hillary with up to an 11-point lead is because I looked at the internals and saw that the pollsters were oversampling Democrats by double digits. Well, it's deja vu all over again. Note at the link that the CBS poll showing Biden ahead by 10 points was a poll of 41.6% Democrats and 30.2% Republicans. When you have to sample 11.4% more Democrats than Republicans to get Joe to a 10-point lead, Jill had better not order new drapes for the Oval Office just yet.

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  • Kathryn Green

    09/24/2020 05:54 PM

    Thank you for breaking this down. Us "out of the loopers" sometimes struggle to follow along. We know something is probably hidden there, we're just not sure what it is.

  • George Trittschler

    08/26/2020 12:05 PM

    Hello Gov Huckabee
    I see what you mean about Scott Adams rant. I always have a lowered opinion of people who cannot express their anger about something with out resorting to an ongoing string of expletives. There are almost always better ways to get your anger out than that.
    George

  • Judith Crandall

    08/26/2020 06:37 AM

    The last comment: “Jill had better not be ordering curtains”....made me laugh out loud! Love your humor.

  • Carl "T" Smith

    08/25/2020 07:48 PM

    I'm OFFENDED! I'm NOT Hyphenated, I have NO COLOR, and the media that used to give us the News of the day is now telling ME what to THINK, SAY, and How to VOTE? I believe the Left is using Projection telling US what is RIGHT, for THEM Personally, but has the Opposite effect on ME. I have NEVER Threatened anyone in my life! I have kept a few PROMISES and the Oath I took to Protect and Defend has NO EXPIRATION DATE. Tread on me at your Peril, Underestimate me and let the Fun Begin. You will Not be Pleased with the outcome! The Letter from the Mom of Millennial shows having GOOD Parenting has it's advantages. When my Dad returned from Guam he didn't have to TEACH PATRIOTISM- We had Lived it.

  • Steve Glary

    08/25/2020 01:14 PM

    Best quote from Monday night. "from cotton to Congress in one generation. "
    Senator Tim Scott. I did not expect that much emotion. The President needs to use his speech in his reelection campaign.

  • Helen Sustachek

    08/25/2020 01:12 PM

    Because the Dems call others racists, etc. is because they are, and they feel guilty so they project it on others, a psychological way of trying to rid themselves of guilt. They don't believe in God and forgiveness so it is their only way to not feel so bad. Just my opinion. Oh, those poor things.

  • George Viveiros

    08/25/2020 12:14 PM

    I noticed that on your show you were not wearing a flag pin in your lapel. President Trump does. Obama never did.

  • Linda Leak

    08/25/2020 11:44 AM

    Thank you for your positive news. I always feel better after reading your newsletters.

  • Gail Denham

    08/25/2020 11:35 AM

    I didn't hear that it was your birthday - Happy Birthday Gov. Huckabe e- and many more. I do sort of agree that we should hear the RNC speeches in total - not broken up. they were excellent last night.

  • Gail Denham

    08/25/2020 11:31 AM

    Thanks, as always, for breaking down the news - and for revealing the lies (and reasons behind calling them lies) that the dems love to toss around. The convention last night was patriotic and good. I hear folks are unhappy that certain program hosts came into the speeches. I did wish that we could hear a speech in its entirety but also enjoyed the comments.

  • Elizabeth Floyd

    08/25/2020 11:07 AM

    Wanted you to know the Portland Police Bureau and community members just filed a class action law suit against the city of Portland gov. for their treatment of officers. They have set up a GoFundMe page. :)

  • William Fuhrer

    08/25/2020 10:52 AM

    If I was a pollster I would say that President Donald Trump will win in a landslide as long as Democratic Party embraces LAWLESSNESS in cities and has a contempt for the Police

  • Joyce Birch

    08/25/2020 10:26 AM

    One more comment. Although I enjoyed the RNC Convention, I'm very disappointed that the regular nightly Fox News wasn't showing the whole program. I love Carlson & Hannity, but these programs should of taken a back seat to the convention. They could of gone on the panel at 10 p.m. Didn't the leftist media run it in it's entirety?

  • Dot Whitley

    08/25/2020 10:20 AM

    I have always loved people with good character,and I don't keep company with any other kind, and I'm not about to change my mind. You can talk about your skin color mattering as long as you have breath, but you won't make me love you, nor be your friend. There's some black people who are so wonderful, and who know so much more than I ever will ,yet those aren't the ones these complainers care for. What a shame to waste your life keeping the wrong company, and griping all the time when some of you could make a difference in the world that would benefit all of us no matter what our nationality is. You will pay for the wrong choices you make, and you will never be happy. Life is short , so think about that.

  • Ruth Curtis

    08/25/2020 10:06 AM

    The only news or comments worth your time to read.

  • Gloria McCauley

    08/25/2020 09:54 AM

    What do you know about the Financial Leasing Services LLC, a San Francisco based Real Estate and Venture Capitalist Firm, owned by Paul Pelosi? I understand that his wife Nancy passed a bill to sell off 9 billion dollars worth of federally owned post office property and awarded the contract to his firm. Now we have the 25 billion stimulus package for the postal service she is pushing. How can this be happening(if it is true)/. This is very corrupt!

  • Mark Swart

    08/25/2020 09:33 AM

    From the "Epic Rant" section above: <President Trump said there were “very fine people” among the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville.> OK, let's get into it! First of all , there WERE no "neo-Nazis" at Charlottesville. That is a liberal term created by morons to redirect attention from their OWN shortcomings. There WERE, however, a great group of folks there to voice their disdain for a "government" that allows such travesties as monument defacing, flag-burning, cemetery destruction, statue removal, etc. to occur WITHOUT penalty or justification. THEY (the Southern Supporters) did everything Right. They applied for - and received - permits for their gathering. They went there expecting to listen to speeches and hold a peaceful rally, under the protection of the law enforcement agencies and personnel of Charlottesville and the surrounding area. As we know, that didn't happen. Good, law-abiding citizens were verbally and physically attacked by mindless hordes of deranged leftists, and these attacks were ALLOWED to occur by the local "officials".... AND large numbers of these same good, law-abiding citizens were arrested, charged, and vilified for attempting to defend themselves and doing no more than what THEIR Constitution supposedly ALLOWS them to do...!!! I know a lot of the folks who were there at Charlottesville; many are close friends. Most are now unemployed, fighting liars and the REAL criminals in court, going broke defending themselves for only attempting to protect and preserve what is rightfully theirs to begin with.... Yay, Yay, USA. It is truly sickening what crowd of contemptible shysters, schemers and gutter snipes have been allowed to perpetrate upon decent people and get away with.... And this is supposed to be FREEDOM...??? Where is THEIR "Freedom"...??? I will say only this: I am a decorated veteran of the US Military. I worked for my country and did the job that many would NOT do. But I will state unequivocally that I did NOT sign up to "protect and defend" THIS kind of travesty...!!! I am SADDENED and ASHAMED of what my country has become. That Is All...!!!

  • Jerry Korba

    08/25/2020 08:26 AM

    I have commented about check the box for what a person is defined race political information that I think is absurd I have always wanted the Box you check is United States Citizen an American. When I see enemies from around the world attack us in all the wars and fights the goal is always kill the American. Enemies don't divide Americans into groups why should we. One other thing I want to get off my chest this Racists America the DNC wants to coin us as I myself consider me as prejudice I prefer my friends to be pro American thats my preference that includes all Americans of all kinds. Vernon Jones brought to light that Trump wants to tap into all Americans to get the best out of the Population by helping Black colleges my point is how many Tim Scotts are we missing out on how many Ben Carsons are we missing out of we need to tap into all our resources I put this questions to DNC members would you want people like Al Sharpen or Tim Scott, Farrachan or Ben Carson for me the choice is clear I think America is full of Carson and Scotts waiting to get on board as a pro American we all need to check the box PRO AMERICAN MAGA GO PRO AMERICA Not only doe the country need that the World is looking at us for or for evil the world wants good thats the most reasons why people from around the world wants in however the people are out there that wants to harm us and DNC is in favor of that.

  • Carla Butler

    08/25/2020 08:15 AM

    This was written by my daughter, a millennial, a combat vet and currently serving in the Army Reserves. Yes, I am a proud Mom!!!

    I disagree with defund the police but I believe there are corrupt cops that need to be brought to justice.

    I don't support abortion but I wont judge you if you do.

    I don't support black lives matter but I believe racism still exist and needs to be fixed and I would take a bullet for my friends of all colors.

    I'm am woman that doesn't believe in feminism, but I won't judge you if you're a feminist.

    I think Democrats lie and Republicans have a loud mouth and they are, on both sides, mostly corrupt.

    I don't agree with open borders but do think our immigration polices and processes are in need of revising.

    I think COVID-19 is a real virus but I don't think anyone should be forced to wear a mask or that the numbers being reported can be trusted.

    I don't support free healthcare and college, but I do believe it should be more affordable.

    I like Trump, I don't like Biden. That doesn't mean I don't like you if you disagree.

    I think all pedophiles are disgusting excuses for human beings and should be punished beyond the fullest extent of the law and if you don't agree with that, we can't be friends.

    I pray America wakes up and sees that we are being divided by hate and being forced to choose a side and never accept a narrative or opinion opposite of the side we have been pushed to. There are a lot of issues within our government that need to be fixed, but making moves solely on the hatred of one man or party is not the way to fix it. If we as a country are going to make things better we have to learn to think for ourselves and not fall into the media traps, political games and civil war that we are headed towards. Lets have healthy debates, discussions and hear other perspectives without spewing hate for an opinion different than our own. I challenge you to actually listen to a perspective or opinion different from your own without judgement or hate in your heart..... how many can honestly do that?

    I'm glad you're still reading this, there's hope yet.

  • Joyce Birch

    08/25/2020 08:04 AM

    There is no comparison to the DNC & RNC Conventions! I was really moved with the opening of the RNC Conventions. It was all "America." I liked the idea that the President appeared. He should, his presidency is on the line. I was very impressed with all the speakers last night, but Mr. Pollack's speech brought tears to my eyes. I know the President has a heart. He has a beautiful smile, which I would like to see more often. I hope & pray this issue with the USPS gets straightened out before Nov. 3. If the mob can protest, burn, & destroy with or without masks, then legal voters should vote in-person, or absentee ballot. I go to the grocery store, or run short errands wearing my mask & sanitizer with me, then I'm voting in-person. People who get the ballots in the mailing should read it carefully & if they don't understand it, they should get someone to explain it to them (call their Town Hall). Actually, I hope all voters are legal!! God Bless America! One Nation Under God!

  • Joseph M. Vella

    08/25/2020 07:51 AM

    This is my third post that I found out went in the bin on my server, so let's hope this make it.
    Sir,
    I find your writing an inspiration and it get me waiting for the next post.
    However I could not stand what Joe Biden is said to have said that he will follow scientists to the letter.
    Well being now living in Malta our leaders followed to the letter namely the chineseflue will pass or be reduced substantially because this virus do not like hot weather (this was what scientist said.
    Our followers of the scientists opened all ports and now from a virus it has become an epidemic.
    I hope Biden was joking to believe blinded the scientist like when they said the world was flat, any stupid idiot would agree. And who come out with this fact was imprisoned for life.
    I believe when one speak silly remarks he should be called to answer.
    Thanks
    Joseph

  • Cheryl Lindsey

    08/25/2020 07:22 AM

    Out of darkness came light. The RNC knocked it out of the park last night with its positivity and choice of guest speakers and its patriotic background In which to present its guest speakers. Each had a story to tell, sometimes sad but mostly
    Uplifting. If I had to choose a favorite it would have been Hershel Walker. I woke up this morning with a visual of Donald Trump riding a Disney World ride with Hershel’s family dressed up in his suit and tie. It just doesn’t get better than that.

  • David Nielsen

    08/25/2020 05:03 AM

    Joe Biden and his running mate totally lack moral character. This is the picture of the entire Democrat Party. We saw it under ZObama and in four years it is becoming, ore obvious.

  • David E. Miller

    08/25/2020 02:27 AM

    Politifact's credibility is dubious at best.

  • David Colonna

    08/25/2020 02:13 AM

    Watching the Republican National Convention gives me great pride in voting for all Republicans in the 2016 election and definitely gives me hope for a great 2020 election too. However, we all must get out to vote so we can assure a big win across all political positions. If anyone votes for any Democrats, you should just cast your vote for Satan himself, because the Liberal Democrats are truly hurting our great nation.