Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- Stop The Presses!
- Filibuster update
- Why I'm actively supporting Gov. Newsom's recall
- Border “Challenge” Update Roundup
- New Podcast
- A Reader Writes...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
Stop The Presses!
By Mike Huckabee
A judge actually looked at evidence in a vote fraud case stemming from the 2020 presidential election!
Michigan Judge Christopher Murray ruled that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D, of course) broke state law when she unilaterally issued several orders that altered state election laws. These included sending absentee ballot applications to all registered voters and issuing “guidance” on how to evaluate absentee ballots for legitimacy.
As many Republicans have claimed about several key swing states, this was a case of an official illegally changing election laws that only the legislature has the authority to change. Only in this case, the judge actually let the case come to trial, looked at the evidence and the law, and ruled that the plaintiffs were correct. This legitimizes one of the key claims made by the Trump campaign in its legal challenges to the election.
It should be noted that this case does not substantiate that there was vote fraud or that any illegitimate absentee ballots were counted, only that the process of sending and verifying them was changed by someone who did not have the authority to do so. But considering that out of a possible 7.7 million voters in Michigan, 3.1 million ballots cast were absentee, any illegal loosening of absentee ballot laws should at least raise legitimate questions.
Just don’t ask them on social media, of course. You’ll be called an insurrectionist and told the point is moot.
By Mike Huckabee
Among the many things I tried to warn voters about before the 2020 election was that if the Senate were tied, Democrats would attempt to do away with the filibuster so they could cram a radical left agenda down America’s throat with just 51 votes. They did that with the “COVID-19” bill that did more to bail out corrupt blue state leaders than it did to fight the virus, but that was passed off as a “budget reconciliation” bill. That trick won’t work for everything, so now, the push is on to eliminate the filibuster.
President Biden is pushing for it. Democrats like Dick Durbin, who previously said it would spell the end of the Senate as the Founders intended it, are now all for it. And “moderate” Sen. Joe Manchin is already wavering under pressure, signaling that he would be open to “weakening” the filibuster, like making Senators who cite it have to keep talking 24/7, which would mean merely delaying the radical bills rather than stopping them.
Republican leader Mitch McConnell was unusually blunt in responding to this latest attempt at a radical left power grab. He warned Democrats that if they “break the Senate,” they can’t even begin to imagine the “scorched earth policy” that Republicans will put them through. He said the partisan gridlock of the Obama and Trump eras will look like “child’s play” compared to what will be unleashed. Mincing no words, he also compared it to a “100-car pile-up.” He’s previously talked about what that would look like, with Republicans using every parliamentary procedure and rule of order in the book to grind the Senate to a dead halt so that nothing could even get out of committee, much less make it to a vote.
It’s certainly not a recipe for effective government, but when the alternative is the kind of high-taxing, budget-blowing, freedom-crushing, government-bloating radicalism we’re seen from the Democrats so far, then gridlock would, indeed, be the best thing for America.
Why I'm actively supporting Gov. Newsom's recall
By Mike Huckabee
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, speaking Monday to Joy Reid on MSNBC, said this: “The principal sponsor of this recall effort wants to put microchips in ‘immigrant aliens.’ We have folks that are literally part of the ‘Three Percent’ militia group, right-wing group, that are part of the principal proponents of this effort...the RNC is the second largest donor to this effort; the HUCKPAC, Mike Huckabee; Newt Gingrich is out there; Devin Nunes; Trump mega-donors have put in close to $3 million in this effort.”
All right, with the gauntlet thrown down, and me and my PAC mentioned specifically, let’s talk about the recall effort against Gov. Newsom.
First, the governor is trying to deflect criticism of his abysmal performance in office by pointing fingers at those who support his recall. Let me just say, if I’m in the company of Newt Gingrich, Devin Nunes and Trump donors who are working to get Gov. Newsom recalled, I’m honored to be a part of that. By lumping in right-wing militia groups, Newsom is trying to make it look as though all his opponents are racists.
And that’s the left’s strategy: No matter how bad things get under their leadership, you have to suck it up and take it, because those racists on the evil right want to “put y’all back in chains,” to quote then-Sen. Joe Biden. This is dishonest, unconscionable race-baiting.
Would you like to know why I’m involved in this effort? One big reason is that a message needs to be sent to arrogant governors who think it’s unsafe in these times to go to church but fine to go to a strip club, and to a governor who orders the public to avoid dining out and to wear a mask but who dines out without a mask.
I take it as a badge of honor to be disliked by a governor who’s so bad, he almost makes Andrew Cuomo look competent. (Wait, I said “almost.”) At last count, the Newsom recall campaign, which needed 1.5 million signatures, had surpassed 2 million. If there are that many white supremacists and racist militia members in California, it makes you wonder why he’d want to be governor of a state like that.
Of course, most of the people who want him gone have nothing to do with racist militia groups. In fact, if we’re going to talk about racism, Californians might want to look at HIS racism, as he also told Reid that he would be choosing an African-American woman to succeed Sen. Dianne Feinstein should she retire. “We have multiple names in mind, and the answer is yes,” he told Reid when asked.
Reportedly in the mix are California Reps. Barbara Lee and Karen Bass, and San Francisco mayor London Breed --- all black, female and far-left.
Newsom later clarified his statement on THE VIEW with host Sunny Hostin --- not in terms of whether he’ll choose an African-American woman (he will) but whether Feinstein would necessarily be resigning. She’s 87, and her term isn’t up until January 2025.
"...I have no expectation that she’ll be stepping aside,” he said. “Quite the contrary. I talk with her quite often. She is as lucid and focused, as committed to the cause of fighting not only for our state as...senior senator in California, but this nation, in her senior status, as someone who has been in the Senate, with great respect across the aisle, as long or longer than most.”
Yes –- in fact, longer than ALL. And I'd say she’s every bit as lucid and focused as the current President of the United States. At the very least.
Anyway, Hostin told Gov. Newsom that many black women “felt slighted” that he had appointed Alex Padilla to fill Kamala Harris’ old Senate seat; Padilla is Latino. Good grief.
Newsom had to defend his choice, saying Padilla will be the first Latino to serve as a U.S. senator from California. “Given the privilege,” he said, “the opportunity to make another, you have my firm commitment that will be truly representative and will make up for that.” In other words, don’t 'recall' me, and I’ll appoint a black woman. Because that’s the most important thing.
Joy Behar asked Newsom about organizers’ claims that over one-third of the signatures are from “Democrats, independents and unaffiliated voters mad that your pandemic policies [are] shutting businesses and schools.” He had a very different take, and I’ll bet you already know what it is. The people backing this are RACIST.“The number one grievance,” he told Reid, “was the browning of California, immigration.”
Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night interviewed Anne Dunsmore, campaign manager for the group Rescue California, and she pointed out that according to a recent poll, 58 percent of Californians want to see Newsom recalled. (Wow, that’s a lot of white supremacist militia members.) Also, she said, 50 percent of their signatories are women, and Newsom is apparently dismissing them. Maybe he just assumes they’re white women.
"He’s managing to alienate pretty much everybody,” she said, “because there isn’t anyone who hasn’t had to deal with the ramifications of his lack of leadership and poor decision-making, except for maybe him."
As this story in CNN points out, in order to fight off a recall, Newsom needs the Democrat base, the “biggest pillar” of which is African-American voters. So that’s what this is really about.
In a hilarious turn of events, just a few weeks ago, 91 percent of teachers voted against Newsom's back-to-school plan, saying it propagated structural racism. How can that be, when he’s the one pointing fingers at everyone who opposes him, calling them racist? Everybody's calling everybody racist.
Aimee Allison, founder of “She The People,” which strives to elect more “women of color," told the HUFFINGTON POST that “regardless of whether Feinstein steps down,” Newsom’s comment “signals a shift in our political landscape. Women of color are the future of the Democratic leadership and no matter what the old guard thinks, we aren’t going anywhere, either.”
The original question was supposed to be, do the voters of California think Gavin Newsom is doing an acceptable job as governor or not? If voters think the quality of life in California will be improved by basing their choice of leaders on race, they are doomed to disappointment and failure. They need to try...TRY...to look beyond skin color and consider the leadership qualities, experience and abilities of all.
And that means Gov. Newsom’s promise to choose a “woman of color” (translation: non-white) to fill Feinstein’s seat should not in the least help him avoid a recall. Just the opposite, as such a promise is itself racist and sexist on its face, discriminating as it does against white women and also against all men. (Note: President Biden has done this as well.) "Anti-racism" is racist, against white people, and if we’re going to call out racism, it has to be consistently done.
For this reason, in addition to all the examples of Gov. Newsom's abominable performance, I’m proud to be helping Californians remove him from office.
IF you feel so moved to support Huck PAC's candidates, our effort in California and elsewhere, you can make a donation here: https://www.huckpac.com/donate
Border “Challenge” Update Roundup
By Mike Huckabee
I’m sure it just killed their souls to do it to their pet President, but CBS News reported that the DHS has detained over 13,000 unaccompanied children since Biden took office, with more migrants attempting to cross than at any time in the past 20 years. And they actually called it a “Crisis at the Border.” Not a “challenge,” but a “crisis.” And from CBS! That’s gotta hurt…
Florida’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Biden’s “sanctuary country” orders. It reveals that dangerous illegal immigrant criminals who have been arrested or charged with crimes such as murder, rape and sexual abuse of a child are being released from jail into US communities because Biden ordered ICE not to pursue them.
The Customs and Border Protection agency confirmed to Congress that four people caught trying to cross the Southern border match names of people on the terrorist watch list, three from Yemen and one from Serbia.
The Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas is being turned into a temporary housing facility for as many as 3,000 illegal teenage border crossers for up to three months. Their food, medical care and other costs will be paid by the federal government (i.e., you) until they are reunited with family members or set up with sponsor families.
A South Texas rancher complained that Biden’s open border policy has caused human smugglers to start crashing vehicles right through her fences and using her property as a “dumping ground” for illegal migrants, who are running loose on her ranch. She said she had one such incident under Trump, but it changed overnight when Biden took over, and now she’s besieged with illegal immigrants. Which is weird, since Nancy Pelosi assured us that Biden inherited that problem from Trump.
The mayor of Gila Bend, Arizona, expressed outrage that the federal government informed him that they’re planning to dump an unspecified number of illegal immigrants into his jurisdiction next week and told him, “They’re your problem.” He says the town can barely afford to take care of its own people, who include a lot of seniors, and now the feds expect them to take care of all these illegal migrants who haven’t even been vetted for COVID-19.
In summation, for someone who nags the rest of us about not doing enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Biden’s own border policies have become a superspreader event in more ways than one. His excuses and attempts to blame Trump for a crisis of his own making also involve spreading something, but it’s not a virus, it’s manure.
Biden is still hiding as of this week’s publication of The People’s Podcast, which marks his 55th day in office without a press conference, breaking a 100 year record on presidential evasiveness. Here to discuss the president’s Q&A allergy is media watchdog Joe Concha, who ponders the question we’re all thinking: With such kid gloves treatment from the press, what exactly is Uncle Joe so afraid of? Plus, Governor Huckabee weighs in on Andrew Cuomo’s plunge from pandemic prince to pitiless pervert and offers some wisdom to the embattled New Yorker, from one three term Governor to another.
A Reader Writes Back...
Dear Governor, Love reading your newsletter everyday. First of all I live in Arkansas and I was to young to vote for you as Gov, but I can't wait to vote for Sarah, I think she will do a phenomenal job for the state of Arkansas.
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