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July 6, 2022
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BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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DAILY BIBLE VERSE

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

1 Peter 5:10 KJV

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Don’t Believe the Conventional Wisdom

When a lie gets repeated so often that everyone thinks it’s true, it’s called “conventional wisdom” – maybe because it happens so often at political conventions. These days, the conventional wisdom is that far-left ideas are the accepted, objective truth and anyone who questions them is an extremist or a believer in “disinformation.” Don’t buy it.

Throughout the Bush-Obama era, the media kept repeating “failed conservative policies” until even a lot of so-called conservatives believed it. So the voters put Democrats fully in power. It resulted in a sluggish economy, depressed job growth, rising income inequality, reduced wealth and opportunities for minorities, rising class and racial divisions, and abroad, a decline in US prestige and leadership and the advancement and emboldening of our enemies, including a terrorist “JV team” metastasizing into a worldwide threat. Not to mention big government schemes imposed against the will of the people. In Obama’s very first midterm election, voters gave the House back to the Republicans.

Polls began to show that most Americans wanted the government to do less and spend less. In France, where an actual Socialist was elected President, his huge tax hikes crashed the economy and made socialism as popular with the French as cheese in a can. The media were shocked when voters turned right in the next election. They should’ve known that nothing turns people off of socialism like actually experiencing it. Ask a Cuban or Venezuelan.

The elites responded by doubling down on the arrogance, condescension and name-calling of those who dared to challenge their divine right to rule. The people were forced to make their point even more clearly by shutting down large sections of the country with Tea Party protests, and demanding their culture and secure national borders back, and finally by shocking the elites with the election of Donald Trump. The media, who assumed that everyone would vote for Hillary because everything they talked to did, were shocked.

Trump reversed virtually every Obama policy. Result: ISIS was crushed, peace started breaking out in the Middle East, illegal immigration plummeted, the economy boomed, and unemployment for all groups fell to record lows while real wages rose for the first time in decades. It took the artificial shutdown of that economy due to COVID-19 to crush it. In 2020, a relentless, four-year media assault against Trump and…other factors…brought the Democrats back into full power. And just as the economy was starting to rebound, Biden brought back all the Obama policies and crushed it again.

If you ever wanted a laboratory demonstration of whose policies work and whose don’t, you could just look at the past three Administrations. It’s like watching someone turn off the lights, turn them back on, then turn them off again.

It is a shame that voters have to keep relearning the hard way that top-down, big government solutions and leftist utopian fantasies don’t work in reality. Young people can almost be excused for believing in socialism for the same reason they believe in the Tooth Fairy: they are empty vessels who get filled with whatever adults pour into them. The leftists certainly know that. Many parents have recently woken up to how dangerously remiss we’ve been in allowing leftists to take over our schools and fill those precious vessels with mental pollution.

But Republicans who promised small government and fiscal responsibility have let us down, too. Too many let deficits skyrocket, stuffed budgets with pork, and became cheerleaders for big government and disdainful toward the very Americans who put them in office. These so-called “conservatives” slammed me in 2007 for not being a “real conservative” because I pointed out problems in the economy that were hurting working people and criticized the lack of oversight of Wall Street’s excesses. Two years later, they wanted to spend $700 billion of our grandkids’ money to save Wall Street from its excesses. They abandoned government’s rightful role as a tough-but-impartial referee and wanted to use its power to pick winners and losers in the market. Is that “real conservatism?”

The truth is that voters didn’t turn their backs on conservatism, Republican politicians did. And despite the media’s claim that “We’re all socialists now,” Democrats didn’t sweep to power in 2008 by claiming to be government-bloating tax-and-spenders, but by swearing they’d changed and were now fiscally responsible. Of course, once they gave Obama, Pelosi and Reid unlimited power, voters quickly realized their terrible mistake and gave the House back to the GOP in the next election. But too many Republicans had already squandered their credibility, so when Democrats ballooned the deficit, they could deflect criticism by simply pointing at their opponents’ own record.

In 2020, the endless media assaults on Trump and the false messaging that Biden was a moderate centrist hoodwinked the voters yet again into putting the Democrats back into power. From his first day in power, Biden surrounded himself with leftists who couldn’t wait to bloat government, reverse all of Trump’s successful policies, raise taxes, spend money like water, regulate everything that moves, and turn the whole country into a coast-to-coast version of one of the failing cities Democrats have run for decades. It didn’t take long for buyers’ remorse to hit Americans harder than COVID-19.

For a localized example of this pendulum effect, look at New York City. It became a nightmare until voters finally replaced Democrat David Dinkins with Republican Rudy Giuliani. Under Rudy, the Big Apple staged a huge comeback that was kept going by faux Republican Mike Bloomberg. But by then, it had been a long time since the bad old day. New Yorkers forgot how bad it could get. So they turned over the keys to Dinkins protégé Bill DeBlasio, and they soon found out how bad things could quickly turn. They still haven’t learned their lesson: they elected another Democrat who promised to fix things, but hasn’t. We’ll see how bad things have to get before they finally yell for the Republicans to come save them again.

As George Santayana observed, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. No wonder Democrats hate teaching kids real American history.

From Jefferson’s belief that government closest to the people governs best to Reagan’s faith in free markets, from low taxes to letting markets instead of government make business decisions, conservative ideas work whenever they’re tried. Unfortunately, party leaders and the media are wildly out of touch with most Americans, and they are the ones with Hollywood, the media and social media acting as a 24-hour PR megaphone for bad leftist policies. This amplifies the liberal side and suppresses the conservative side so much that not only is the tail wagging the dog, but it’s like a Chihuahua’s tail wagging a St. Bernard. Too often, they succeed in hoodwinking the voters into giving them power again, despite decades of failure. But once in power, they quickly remind people why they should never be entrusted with it.

As that great Republican Abraham Lincoln observed, you can fool some of the people all of the time (they’re called “progressives”) and all the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Let’s pray that this November will be another of those “won’t get fooled again” elections.

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A Disconnected Media is Trying to Sell Us a Bill of Goods

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-media-bubble-is-real-study-shows-massive-disconnect-between-journalists-public/ar-AAYJIPD

How can we all be so connected, and our government be so disconnected?

One of the benefits of living in the 21st century is that thanks to jet travel and the Internet, I constantly talk to Americans from every state and every walk of life. And believe me, they are not shy about sharing their opinions. It gives me a perspective that I wish more of our politicians and media people inside the Beltway Bubble could experience.

According to a recent Pew Research survey, 65% of journalists think the news media is doing a good job of covering the important stories of the day, while only 35% of the public agree.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-media-bubble-is-real-study-shows-massive-disconnect-between-journalists-public/ar-AAYJIPD

If I had to explain that yawning gap between the media’s public approval and its self-approval in one world , it would be “disconnection” (although I would accept “narcissism.”) I don’t think there’s ever been a time when the media was so out of touch with the people they’re supposed to be serving. You’d think the shock they experienced on Election night 2016 would’ve caused them to reflect a bit and make some changes, but they only doubled down on the demonizing of people they never talk to.

They apparently really believed in 2016 that when voters demanded “change,” they wanted bigger deficits and a bloated, more powerful regulatory state. Trust me, based on what they told me, they did not. And they didn’t think they were getting that when they voted for Biden, either. They’re so angry now not only because Biden’s policies are making their lives so much harder but because many believe they were the victims of a massive bait-and-switch con.

If you ask most Americans what they want from government, it’s not to have every aspect of their lives regulated and “transformed,” including those that worked a lot better before the government “improved” them. They don’t want 2,000-page bills nobody’s read, or bureaucrats telling them which doctor they can see or how much money they’re allowed to make. The list of what most Americans say they want from government is actually pretty short: national defense, secure borders, safe streets; smooth highways; health care for veterans, seniors, poor children, the disabled (all those who genuinely can’t help themselves); good schools, firefighters and (yes) police – now more than ever. And it would be nice if the trash were picked up on time. That’s about it.

Yet somehow, the government finds so many ways to meddle in our lives that federal, state and local government spending combined now equals about 44% of America’s entire gross domestic product. And in some big cities, they don’t pick up the garbage at all. They just let people live in it.

In poll after poll, despite claims that socialism is on the rise, most Americans say they want less government and less spending. Even those who say they want government handouts like “Medicare For All” abruptly change their tunes when told what it will do to their tax bills and quality of services. They don’t give a hoot what the talking heads or the endlessly-surprised economists or the “too-big-to-fail” Wall Street failures say: they want government out of their lives, out of their wallets and out of their way.

Sadly, whenever political candidates support that philosophy, their opponents and the media paint them as cold-hearted and uncaring. Compassion has been redefined as the willingness to spend limitless amounts of other people’s money. The media also devote almost no time to examining political philosophies and a lot of time to gotcha games, gaffes, fake news and who’s ahead in the horse race.

But the horse is now out of the barn. For eight years, Americans experienced firsthand the results of so-called “progressive” policies. Government out of control, a health care boondoggle two-thirds of us didn’t want, and the economy still struggling long after it should’ve roared back.

The Election of 2016 was not a surprise to me. I predicted it months in advance because, unlike so many people who claim to represent or report on the American people, I actually talk to – and more importantly, listen to - people. Things were turning around quite well before a pandemic artificially shut down the economy and people let the media bamboozle them into blaming Trump and thinking they’d be bringing back moderation and “normality” if they elected Biden.

Now, they find themselves stuck with a combination of Obama and Jimmy Carter times 10. This isn’t what they voted for, but they’re getting it good and hard.

I predict that, despite the media’s best efforts to bamboozle us, politicians who try to sell Americans on socialistic, big government policies will eventually fail, for the same reason that a used car salesman has a hard time selling a lemon to the same customer twice. I think those politicians know it, too; hence their desperation to take over elections so they can control the results, and to rig the government through schemes like eliminating the Senate filibuster and the Electoral College and stacking the Supreme Court. They claim to be protecting “our democracy” while trying to silence and neuter all political opposition. They have to kill democracy to save it.

I also predict that politicians who were elected on a promise not to “fundamentally transform” America will remain in office only as long as they remember that Americans did not elect them to turn the United States into Venezuela.

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More about the Highland Park shooting suspect

We’re learning more about the suspect arrested in the deadly 4th of July parade mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois. And now that he’s a “suspect” in custody and no longer a “person of interest,” you will never see his name here again. I don’t believe in giving sickos who commit violence the fame they seek, nor encouraging others to imitate them.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/highland-park-shooter-flagged-clear-present-danger-2019

I mentioned yesterday that the weapon he used was obtained legally, which is rare for a Chicago shooting but typical for young mass shooters with no criminal records. However, this was unusual, and it could mean his parents may be in trouble, too. The suspect had more red flags than a Chinese military parade, including two prior incidents of attempted suicide and violent threats against his family.

The police flagged him as a “clear and present danger” in 2019 and interviewed him at his home, but his family declined to move forward on a complaint, so it was dropped. They also gave the police no further information on threats or mental health issues (his social media posts suggest there were plenty.) When he applied for a Firearm Owners Identification card (FOID), which is required in Illinois to own or purchase a gun, he was under 21, so his father sponsored his application. And without any information on his previous issues on the background check, the state had no reason to deny it.

Meanwhile, people who try to politicize every tragedy are attempting to paint this shooter as a Trump supporter, something for which zero evidence has been presented. So far, the evidence points more to him being part of the woke, gender-confused left.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2022/07/05/highland-park-shooter-dressed-as-a-woman-tell-us-again-he-is-a-conservative-n1610476

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/07/05/extremely-weird-detail-about-the-highland-park-shooter-revealed-by-authorities-n589250

But why does every act of violence have to have a political motive so that people whose whole lives are politics can try to pin their crimes on their political opponents via guilt by association? Maybe this person was just mentally disturbed, and his twisted inclinations were indulged and fed by society and the people around him, when they should have been noticed, pointed out and dealt with. Instead of trying to exploit these heinous actions for political advantage, both sides should focus on the societal and family issues that are turning kids into conscienceless killers.


News Recap

From our “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” File:

The Biden State Department and DHS are changing immigration law to allow entry and other immigration benefits to people who provided “limited” or “insignificant” material support to dedicated terrorist organizations.

https://justthenews.com/government/security/why-terrorists-will-now-have-easier-time-entering-us-legally

We're being assured that they pose no danger, just like we were assured that Gitmo detainees would pose no danger before they were released and went right back into the terrorism racket.

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"Bombshell:"

We’ll have more details on this next week, but here’s the latest example of how the January 6th Kommittee’s big “bombshell” anti-Trump witness isn’t so much exploding as imploding.

https://www.westernjournal.com/report-cassidy-hutchinson-texts-leak-make-star-witness-look-like-fraud/

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New Poll:

A new Harvard/Harris poll on abortion and the overturning of Roe v. Wade includes some confusing and conflicting findings, as Bonchie at Redstate.com points out.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/07/05/the-polling-on-abortion-continues-to-make-absolutely-zero-sense-n588959

For instance, 55% of Americans oppose overturning Roe, but 72% support an abortion ban after 15 weeks, which wouldn’t be possible if Roe were still in force.

While the results are, as Bonchie says, a “ball of contradictions,” I think they do make sense when you realize just how badly the public has been misinformed about Roe. I’ve spent years telling people that overturning Roe would not ban abortion, it would send it back to the states, where some would ban it while others, sadly, would declare open season on babies in the womb. The pro-life side would have to refocus its efforts on trying to win (or more accurately, open) hearts and minds in those states.

These poll results simply reflect the natural confusion of the public from hearing so much hysterical disinformation from the pro-abortion left. That’s why I’ve been predicting that this will not be the big electoral issue Democrats were hoping for. November is still four months away, and that’s plenty of time for the public to realize they’ve been hornswoggled, the sky isn’t falling, and there are other issues having a much bigger impact on most people’s lives than the inability to kill babies in the womb during the ninth month of pregnancy, at least in most states.

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Biden is selling our strategic oil reserves to China and Europe

I already wrote about this a while back, but now that it’s actually happening and getting some attention, it’s worth repeating: President Biden is not only emptying out our Strategic Petroleum Reserve at a very precarious moment in geopolitics to try to lower gas prices that he raised himself through his war on domestic oil production, but millions of barrels of our SPR oil is being loaded onto tankers and sent to be sold in foreign markets.

https://www.westernjournal.com/shocking-amount-bidens-emergency-oil-reserves-ended-china-europe/

The alleged idea that this will help lower prices internationally and help bring them down here is somehow thought more effective than Biden simply taking his boot off the necks of our own oil producers.

Also worth a reminder: Biden inherited a full Strategic Petroleum Reserve thanks to Trump filling it when prices were very low. At the time, Democrats (of course) attacked him and accused him of wanting to enrich the oil companies. Now, they’re trying to save themselves from the consequences of their own bad policies by squandering the oil that he was wise enough to stockpile. I'll let you know if they ever apologize and thank him for his foresight.

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Biden's DOJ is suing Arizona

The Biden DOJ might think it’s no big deal when leftists hold violent riots or pro-abortion radicals violate federal law by threatening SCOTUS Justices at their homes, but they are capable of springing into action when they think it’s really important. Like suing Arizona to block them from making sure illegal immigrants aren’t voting.

https://redstate.com/levon/2022/07/05/biden-doj-sues-arizona-over-voter-law-requiring-proof-of-citizenship-n589451

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Contamination

I think Mitt Romney had the right idea when he was tweeting under the pseudonym of “Pierre Delecto.” He should’ve given this interview to the Atlantic under a fake name.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2022/07/04/mitt-romney-drops-a-dark-depressing-july-4th-message-in-the-atlantic-n588734

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Elected in Rhode Island

This person actually got elected to the Rhode Island state senate, and as blue as that state is, don’t be surprised if she manages someday to twerk her way to Washington. Warning: Video at link is not for young eyes or for people who are offended easily or otherwise.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2022/07/05/ivy-league-ri-state-senator-twerks-upside-down-for-votes-n1610519

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Tweet of the day

Rep. Lauren Boebert wins the award for Tweet of the Day.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/07/05/lauren-boebert-flattens-eric-swalwell-when-he-tries-to-equate-her-to-highland-park-suspect-n589392

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Perfect

Can’t think of a better metaphor for the competence and effectiveness of our Transportation Secretary than this story.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2022/07/05/fail-biden-travel-secretary-buttigiegs-flight-among-hundreds-canceled-on-july-4-weekend-n1610413

 


 

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  • W,B. Harris

    07/07/2022 12:26 PM

    IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITIES MISSED - A MORE SOUND IDEA

    On this day my wife & I were watching GMA the 3rd Hour (1-2PM EDST)) and they were discussing the Red Flag laws of Illinois in regards to the shooting in Highland Park. It was agreed that even the new laws wouldn’t have prevented the shooting on the 4th of July Parade. No fault could be blamed on the Laws of the State… nor the GUN.

    As the discussion continued I came to the conclusion (check out the program) as the talk seemed to indicate that the shooter in Illinois was checked out for possible suicide potential and or desire to killing people. He was checked out – but here is the fault – it was man’s fault and his efforts were lacking in following-up on the report/claim.

    If the police had presented it to the courts that this person needed help – a full physio-evaluation, 1) He’d be off the streets because of the concern of possible suicide or other shooting. 2) His name would be put on the ‘warning list’ immediately - not being allowed to buy a gun legally, until a second/third evaluation clears him.

    As I understand - if someone complains that a couple has been abusing their child and makes a phone call complaint, that child is withdrawn from the family immediately… no ands ifs or buts. And the parents are investigated as well and have to go through hoops to prove their innocence.
    Like in Buffalo and Texas, the follow-ups showed that there were indications that those two men ‘had a history’ even on the internet – but again, no follow-up immediately. Here’s the flaw… not the Law or the Gun, but the lack of human immediate follow-up

    Strange as it seems – when someone is charged for driving DUI 0r DWI; or having an accident while or even worse, kills someone… there is no outcry to remove booze from being sold in the market place – why?

    I’d also like to know for each of the last 10 years, how many black on black killings has occured in Chicago compared to the six months of total mass killing shooting in 2022. I think that the lives and families have been affected are import! But we don’t hear of follow-up or any justice. And yet like Chicago, other cities in this country shootings & killings have gone up this year BUT what REALLY is being done??? It’s man and his intent of committing the crime… not the gun, knife, bat or poison –the tool used.

    The simple answer is that the heart of man must change – no law can do that, but law enforcement must be present to handle the increasing crimes, punishment must be served and sentences meted out & served in full and people see that Justice is the goal, so people won’t get frustrated with the lack there of by our representatives.

    As I understand, each elected government official & police enforcement from the President down have sworn under oath, to uphold the Laws of the Land and failure to do so, warrants for immediate arrest or permanent removal, never to hold office again and no ands or buts.

    No wonder people are getting restless, because they don’t see the law in action and justice being meted out.

  • Jerry

    07/07/2022 10:03 AM

    Does anyone recognize how communism gets it foot in the door for the control of a country? The MSM continues to spread propaganda on a daily basis the current Leader of the country tells untruthful statements day after day for instances I am doing everything in my power to bring down the price of Gasoline Untruthful The southern border is closed Untruthful I didn't see the baby formula shortage coming , Untruthful Our economy is the strongest its been Untruthful America is Racist Untruthful We will get every American out of Afghanistan Untruthful the list of untruth is long and wide and the disconnect to the truth is the beginning of "Transition" of America to a state of Communism the Progressive Democrat are lying and people that lack courage and an incentive to be free are falling for biden and his deceit, Bernie Sanders is dressed in joe bidens wardrobe and is bringing Communism into your homes today the country still has 40 % of the population that is lacking the courage to say Lets Go Brandon to joe and bernie to the followers of Hitler Stalin and the biggest and best of them XI. of the CCP

  • Jerry

    07/07/2022 08:56 AM

    The migration of people from around the world are not just people coming for a better life they come in at mass numbers to tie up the depleted border patrol agents and then allow the drug runners the human traffickers run free into the country without restrictions and without identification and the “DOJ”. With its head in its anal canal is part of our country invasion

  • Jerry

    07/07/2022 08:34 AM

    Why do states want to murder babies. Today Biden is importing thousands of people from around the world and using taxpayer money to support them why does biden and its supporters want to kill Americans babies we know the country kills thousands of people thru drug poisoning Covid is still killing Americans killing of migrants that die along the way to invade our country gang related street murder and just ordinary cold blooded murder it seems with biden and his collection of grim reapers killing is what it is all about the economy is dying a slow death and the country is moving backwards where misery poverty lawlessness is all what Biden and his collection is all about the country is under attack to bring communist rule to America so biden is for the killing of America

  • Jerry

    07/06/2022 04:57 PM

    Screwball Biden's approach to the oil crisis as steal from Paul to pay John will not only backfire but weaken the country's security and its military. The Screwball should be selling our oil to our allies after Screwball returns to our Energy Independence of 2019. Trump had this country running on 16 cylinders the Screwball can barely keep this country crawling. Screwball biden is the Joke on the DC circuit a Flop A Disgrace I can only think the true spirit of a Democrat/ Communist is a reflection of Joe Biden. As Bernie Sanders sits in the background laughing with delight.

  • WILLIAM Ty BEVINGTON

    07/06/2022 03:42 PM

    Just when you think Biden can't match his idiotic moves, he surprises us again by selling SPR oil to the world. WOW amazing!

  • Jerry

    07/06/2022 02:57 PM

    Would it be great if all of bidens supporters could be put in a corral like cows and horses and sold one by one how much would Swalwell or a Max Waters, a N Pelosi or Schumer or buttigieg or any of the Secretaries and bidens congress members demand in an auction. I would buy one and attach it to a pole to be used as a scarecrow and use their soundbites on a recorder although that would harass most animals away from any location except the WH , however the sounds and looks of these Democrats would produce target shooters, prison is a more humane ending for these derelicts of DC the biden regime needs destruction today the members are a basic failure to 70% of Human Beings on this planet if the China and North Korea would allow outside information on a world scale the % would be 85% These people in biden's corral are decrepit and not to be used by real Human Beings.

  • Margo Angell

    07/06/2022 12:20 PM

    Governor,
    I have learned something important from you every day since you started The Huckabee Show and your daily newsletters- space is not sufficient to recount the proof of this statement. Just needed to say thanks. For example: I had never heard of Helen Smallbone until your show and discovered KING and COUNTRY, went back and discovered Rebecca St.James on a previous Huckabee, then just finished a great book "Behind The Lights." Today I learned the real meaning of "conventional wisdom" and, as always, wish more Americans would listen to your real wisdom.

  • Joseph Orsini

    07/06/2022 11:40 AM

    Newsome is using CALIFORNIA TAXPAYER $$$ to pay for his ads in Florida.

    For some strange reason that fact doesn't seem to make the news. Why is he using
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  • stephen russell

    07/06/2022 11:31 AM

    GOP let US down since its he DC Estd GOP vs MAGA GOP IE Rep Jim Jordan etc