August 15, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
Tune in tonight on TBN for a can’t-miss episode of “Huckabee!” I’ll talk to Rep. Devin Nunes about the latest on the “Russian collusion” hoax investigation and more. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will tell us about the historic peace deal President Trump just brokered between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Chad Connelly will talk about the importance of people of faith voting and what his group Faith Wins is doing to help. Sean Hannity will pay a visit, along with hilarious stand-up comic Cory Rodrigues. And we’ll top it all off with music from “American Idol” winner Laine Hardy.
It’s all on the way tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, only on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests. It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee
A TOUGH WEEK FOR THE MEDIA
This has been an especially tough week for the mainstream news media. They not only had to ignore or spin negatively Trump’s landmark peace deal between Israel and the UAE, they’ve also been given the unenviable task of trying to convince us that Kamala Harris is a “pragmatic moderate centrist.” They’ve said those words so many times that if you left your parrot next to a TV on CNN, it’s probably repeating that phrase for crackers by now.
That was an especially tough sell because nobody in his right mind actually believes it. By one accounting, her Senate voting record is to the left of socialist Bernie Sanders. Even Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau called it “hilarious” to describe Kamala Harris as a “moderate centrist.”
On top of those impossible missions, the poor media drones were forced to find some way to downplay news that not only has the Durham investigation made its first criminal charge in the Russian collusion hoax coup plot against the President, but the target, former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, is pleading guilty. All of the details aren’t out yet (I’ll have more about this next week, I’m sure), but it’s a false statements charge related to presenting false and deliberately incomplete evidence to the FISA courts to obtain and renew warrants to spy on Carter Page. It’s punishable by up to five years in prison. In short, it is a very serious crime.
And it doesn’t look like it was an inadvertent boo-boo, either…
It can’t be easy to brush off as no big deal a potential five-year stretch in the federal pen for attempting to frame an innocent man by lying to the federal courts and violating his Constitutional rights, but they gave it the good ol’ liberal arts college try.
Added to all this was that they somehow had to try to ignore one of the most horrific crimes I’ve ever heard about: the execution-style murder of five-year-old Cannon Hinnant in front of his two young sisters. Apparently because it is inconvenient to their current preferred racial narrative, every national news outlet other than Fox News has had zero to say about this shocking crime. Their silence is so deafening that it’s sparked a Twitter trending hashtag to force them to #SayHisName.
(Here’s the latest on the story…from Fox News, of course.)
That’s why I say this must be a really tough week for those in the mainstream media. This week’s news has made propaganda and spin so difficult to peddle that they must be wishing they’d gone into an easier profession instead, like journalism.
AINSWORTH: WHAT I WISH TRUMP WOULD SAY IN "DEBATE"
If (when!) Joe Biden’s campaign manages to weasel out of any debate appearances with President Trump, Trump's campaign should just buy some prime airtime, put him next to an empty chair (or maybe a cardboard cut-out of Biden), and have him give the opening statement he might have made in a real debate (but significantly longer, since Joe's not there). Here's what I wish he would say:
"My fellow Americans, I love my country –- I love America, with all my heart. I always have. And I feel really bad right now, because millions of Americans, just because they don’t like ME –- don’t like my style, don’t like my tweets, don’t like things they think I’ve said (most of which are twisted-up versions that convey something I never intended) –- are ready to vote for anybody but me. Anybody. I mean……..ANYBODY. That’s what “never-Trumper” means, after all; I know that. And THAT means, right now, this country is in big trouble.
“Because they don’t like ME, some Americans might unwittingly put into power a radical political machine that will decimate their most basic freedoms, with ruthless, violent tactics and a long list of demands that will change America into something unrecognizable, probably forever. (Some of this has been a long time coming, but because the virus hit, they’re jumping on the crisis as a way to take control quickly.)
"Because they don’t like ME, some Americans might unwittingly offer inroads to groups that literally want to destroy American cities --- that are ALREADY destroying American cities, GREAT American cities.
“Because they don’t like ME, some in our government abused our own justice system to try to bring me down, and if they get away with what they did, mark my word, they’ll do it again to the next leader they don’t like. They went so far as to accuse me, with no evidence at all except for what was falsified, of working as an agent of Russia. It was crazy –- 2020 will go down in history as “the year America went crazy.” Who needs Russia to interfere in our elections when we’ve got our own bureaucracy to do it, as well as various outside influences with virtually limitless resources, pouring money into radical leftist anti-American groups?
“Because they don’t like ME, some Americans ignore all that I did --- before the virus arrived from China to at least temporarily undo much of it --- to bring the economy back like gangbusters after years of weak semi-recovery. They ignore the incredible benefit that came out of that to hard-working Americans, men and women, of all races, in all walks of life.
“Because they don’t like ME, some Americans even ignore the legitimate work of some doctors and researchers because they think it’s more important to believe I’m wrong. And they forget that I was the one to stop incoming travel from China and Europe, which likely saved thousands of American lives, when my opponents ridiculed that.
“Because they don’t like ME, some Americans paint me as someone I don’t even know. Really, I don’t even recognize myself from what they say. If I met that person, I wouldn’t like him, either! They’ve said I only care about myself, when that is such a lie. I know, I know, it’s just politics. Say whatever you need to, right? (Like Kamala, she knows all about that.) But those of you who don’t like me need to understand: the object of your hatred is a phantom, something made up. My own style –- which can be misinterpreted, I know –- may have helped fixate that in your mind, as I’m obviously not a slick politician, but it’s still false.
“I don’t care a whole lot about that part of it, because I knew when I got into politics that it would be rough. I got into it anyway because I love my country and had a beautiful vision of what we could do. I kind of expected the lies from the politicians, but the media –- you have a lot to answer for. Because YOU don’t like me, you have become a shameful propaganda machine for my opponents. You are to journalism what potted meat is to chateaubriand. And it doesn’t seem to matter to you how this might damage our country in the long run. You just wanted Americans to hate me.
“And now, because you did your job and some of them DO hate me, they may be on the verge of putting into power a group of people, those on the far left, who don’t know what in hell they are doing. I mean, they don’t. We can all see they don’t, unless pure anarchy really is what they want. They’ve shown they can’t run cities. They can’t run states. They won’t enforce the law. They’ll gladly take away your police AND your means to defend yourself.
And everywhere they look, they see racism that in most cases isn’t even there, except in their own minds. They don’t understand that in our country, in just the past several decades, most hearts and minds have changed drastically about race, which is fantastic. And it was only going to get better. It’s as if for some reason they weren’t comfortable with that and wanted to do something, quite deliberately, to make it worse again. I wonder why that is?
These people don’t care about law and order. They don’t care about your personal freedom. They don’t care about learning from history; they want to rewrite it to fit their own agenda, which is to tear down the results of hundreds of years of hard work and incredible advancement.
“Now, simply because some Americans don’t like ME, America is in jeopardy of losing everything that makes it...America. I want you to be aware of this when you cast your vote. PLEASE don’t put our beloved country into the hands of people who are set on destroying its very foundation, and I am not exaggerating, not one bit. I love this country. I’ve showed you the kinds of things I can do for this country, to make it better for all. We’ll get through this virus, and you know I’m the one who needs to be in charge of the vibrant recovery we’ll need afterwards.
So I’m asking for your vote. Remember, it has to be a landslide vote that can be counted right away because so many people will be mailing in their ballots –- vote in person! –-and it has be decisive to save this country from even more chaos. More is at stake now than almost ever before in the history of our country, and I know you realize that. Thank you with all my heart, and God bless America.
PRESIDENT TRUMP TROLLS THE DEMOCRATS
Massive trolling points as usual to President Trump: while Democrats are defending people who tear down and deface national monuments, he just announced that his most recent quarterly Presidential paycheck of $100,000 will be donated to the National Parks Service to repair and restore national monuments.
Not only a political masterstroke, but also a timely reminder that the man liberals accuse of only running for office to enrich himself donates every cent of his salary back to the taxpayers.
HEARTENING NEWS FOR FANS OF THE CONSTITUTION
Some heartening news for fans of the Constitution, and both items come from the belly of the leftist beast, California.
First, congratulations to Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in L.A., who stood up against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s unconstitutional “public health” restrictions on worship services that don’t apply to political protests Newsom agrees with. A judge ruled that his church can remain open under minimal restrictions until a full hearing is granted in his lawsuit against Newsom.
And in good news for the Second Amendment, a three-judge panel threw out California’s recent ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Those are standard on so many self-defense weapons that one judge wrote that a ban would make half the magazines in America illegal in California. The court wrote that “even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster.”
If you want to see how much President Trump’s nominations have shifted the courts (and why it’s so vital to reelect him rather than letting the Democrats take over and stack the courts for generations), consider this: that second ruling, the one protecting the Second Amendment and warning that even well-intentioned laws must be constitutional, came from a panel of the 9th Circuit Appeals Court in San Francisco. The ground is shifting in California, and it’s not just another earthquake.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)