Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Daily Bible Verse
- What We Didn't Hear
- DeSantis At CPAC
- The Real Low-Information Voters
- Biden Strikes
- A Reader Writes...
- America The Beautiful
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
What We Didn't Hear
By Mike Huckabee
President Biden and Vice President Harris just marked 50 million COVID-19 vaccinations in their first month in office.
Here are the words conspicuously missing from their comments:
“Thank you, former President Trump, for your unprecedented Operation Warp Speed program that developed multiple vaccines in record time. We sincerely apologize for mocking you and saying it wasn’t possible. Also for obviously falsely suggesting that you had no plan in place to distribute the vaccine when we took office, because nobody could have possibly started from scratch and vaccinated 50 million people in one month. You’d have to be an idiot to believe that.
Oh, and speaking of idiots, sorry for calling you xenophobic for shutting off travel from China so early in the pandemic.”
DeSantis At CPAC
By Mike Huckabee
On the subject of who actually got the pandemic response right and who got it wrong, here are Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ remarks from Friday’s CPAC conference.
Florida’s Governor didn’t get an Emmy Award, but then Florida also didn’t get a ruined economy or a Governor being threatened with impeachment. They did get intense media abuse, but COVID results no worse than the blue states and a lot of new residents who moved there from the blue states, if you can call that a plus. We’ll find out in the next election if those folks have learned anything.
Bonus: he also has some words about Establishment Republicans that you’ll want to hear.
The Real Low-Information Voters
By Mike Huckabee
President Biden accused President Trump of being like Joseph Goebbels and telling a “Big Lie” so many times that people believe it. Ironically, the best example of this in years is the Democrats’ lie that Trump said there were “very fine people” on the side of white supremacist rioters in Charlottesville. He actually said there were probably very fine people on both sides of the argument about renaming or removing Confederate parks and monuments, but that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists should be “condemned totally.”
That fact didn’t keep this Big Lie from being repeated so many times that Biden claimed hearing Trump say it inspired him to run for President (impossible, since he never said it.) And no matter how many times it’s been corrected (I’m tired of typing the same words myself), Democrats refuse to stop repeating it.
Here’s Republican Rep. Andy Biggs going to the videotape to school Rep. Sheila Jackson lee after she repeated it in Congress yet again:
And here's my favorite headline of the week: "Princeton president says 'false ideas' are 'inconsistent' with university's values...then spreads false idea about Trump.”
And they claim Republicans are “low information voters” who believe in things that aren’t true? They need to hire some real fact-checkers.
By Mike Huckabee
After just over one month in office, President Biden ordered his first military strike early Friday, an F-15 assault on an Iranian-backed militia in Syria. This was in retaliation for recent attacks on American and coalition personnel in Iraq, and “intended to deter Iran and its militia from launching rockets at U.S. forces in the region.” Other ways to deter Iran might include to keep sanctions on them, not grovel to them, not collude with them to undermine US policy and not give them planeloads of cash to fund terrorism and their nuclear program. But I digress.
Biden is taking a lot of heat over this from the left and right. The left is accusing him of being a warmonger and violating the sovereignty of Syria, while the right is blasting him for hypocrisy. In 2017, when Trump launched a similar retaliatory strike on Iranian-backed forces in Syria, Biden’s now-spokesperson Jen Psaki called Syria a sovereign nation and demanded to know Trump’s legal authority for the attack. And Biden himself tweeted that Trump’s “erratic, impulsive decisions endanger our troops and make us all less safe.” Later, in a speech, he said the strike shows with “devastating clarity”…“just how dangerous this President is.”
Biden also put out tweets saying Americans don’t want another war in the Middle East, and that he would only use military power “responsibly and as a last resort” (for the record, Trump was the first President in 40 years who started no new wars.)
Once again, this is an example of my prediction that Biden’s biggest problem once in office wouldn’t be Republicans but reality. For four years, the Democrats and their media handmaidens constructed a scary straw man version of Donald Trump and flailed wildly at it every day, accusing it of being dumb, evil and WRONG about everything, even as the economy was booming and peace was breaking out all over.
Biden had a choice once in office of bowing to reality, admitting Trump was right and keeping his policies, or rescinding them and screwing everything up. So far, he’s opted for the latter. If he actually yields to reality in this one area and it helps protect our troops, then I’m not going to criticize him too much over it. I don’t know if this strike was justified or necessary, but if it was, I’d rather he be a flagrant hypocrite and act to protect our troops than try to save face by leaving them hanging. And who knows? Maybe if he yields to reality in this one situation, he’ll eventually try doing it somewhere else.
A Reader Writes Back...
Thank you, Mike, for providing such wholesome insight into current events. It is impossible to watch regular news these days. Keep up the good work. God bless you and your family!
America The Beautiful
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