Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:
- Bible Verse of the Day - Matthew 28:19
- We are holding the wrong people to account for Afghanistan failure
- Idiocy: National School Board Association president sends a letter to Biden asking him to use federal law enforcement to investigate parents
- Spending craziness infects Washington
- Angry Democrats are paving the way for new Republican Senators
- Blaming Trump is not leadership
- No kidding
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
We are holding the wrong people to account for Afghanistan failure
By Mike Huckabee
Thirty House Republicans signed a letter to top military leaders, demanding the release of Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who was thrown in the brig for publicly calling on the top brass to accept accountability for the tragic botching of the Afghanistan withdrawal. I just want to know why it’s only 30.
Also, Rep. Louie Gohmert visited with Scheller and had some encouraging news to relate afterwards.
As if to hammer home that the only people the DC liberal establishment think deserve jail are those who disagree with their politics, an investigation has been launched into Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark. He’s the Marine who was seen in a viral video saving a baby by pulling it over a barbed wire-topped wall at the Kabul Airport during the botched Afghanistan evacuation. His alleged crime: he accepted an invitation to speak at a rally from former President Trump.
Note that he was not in uniform and made no political statements. He was invited up by Trump as part of a public show of support for US troops, and he thanked the crowd for their support and said it means a lot and he’s glad to be home. For that, he’s now under a command investigation to see if he violated any Department of Defense policies.
So to recap so far: Ask for accountability from failed leaders, go to jail. Get thanked in public by a former President for saving a baby, go under investigation. Preside over the worst strategic disaster in modern military history, keep your job and get praised by CNN.
Idiocy: National School Board Association president sends a letter to Biden asking him to use federal law enforcement to investigate parents
By Mike Huckabee
Keeping up the theme that the only crime Democrats care about is the thought crime of disagreeing with them, the president of the National School Board Association sent a hysterical letter to President Biden, urging him to use federal law enforcement to deal with the “imminent threat” of angry parents who are showing up at school board meetings to protest their kids being forced into draconian mask mandates and indoctrinated with racist “Critical Race Theory.”
She wants these parents investigated and their angry complaints at school board meetings treated as threats and intimidation that are “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” That's right: if you complain about how your kid is being mistreated or indoctrinated at school, then you just might be a terrorist.
Sounds as if she’d be a supporter of Terry McAuliffe’s bid to become Governor of Virginia again. At a recent debate, he said, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
As noted at the link, Virginia law on parents’ rights reads, “A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care of the parent’s child.”
But teachers’ unions might want to think twice before they start treating parents like terrorists. They believe Democrats will protect them out of gratitude for everything they do to get them elected, from campaign donations to misleading a generation of children into embracing socialism.
But when a group of New York teachers appealed for the same “regular testing” exemption from Democrat Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s vaccine-or-else mandate that other city workers get, liberal SCOTUS Justice Sonya Sotomayor rejected their appeal with no comment. Well, these are the people their unions wanted in office, and they got ‘em. Unfortunately, so did the rest of us.
That ruling means any New York public school teachers who weren’t vaccinated by 5 p.m. Friday (even if they have natural immunity from prior infection) will be put on unpaid leave for at least a year (so much for “My body, my choice.”) And that could spell a loss of up to 7,000 teachers from the New York school system.
Combine this with the potential loss of thousands of desperately-needed healthcare workers for the same reason, and you can see why I say that in all cases, Democrat cures are worse than the disease.
Spending craziness infects Washington
By Mike Huckabee
As of this writing, Speaker Pelosi still hasn’t been able to muster the votes to pass the $1.2 trillion “bipartisan” “infrastructure” bill, due to all the intra-party in-fighting. This link has continuous updates.
Note that Minnesota Democrat Rep. Dean Phillips tried to keep fellow liberals’ hopes alive by claiming that they would somehow “pave a path” and “pass the infrastructure bill and a meaningful and transformational Build Back Better Act.”
I just want to point out that he’s the one who described that $3.5 trillion monstrosity as “transformational.” He’s openly admitting that the plan is to “transform” America by shoving that bill down everyone’s throats when the Democrats have a tie in the Senate and such a small majority in the House that legislation can be held hostage by a tiny handful of far-left radicals like the Squad.
A rational party would think that with the nation so evenly split, this would be a good time to try prudence, bipartisanship and working across the aisle. But today’s Democrats have all the self-control of a five-year-old turned loose in an ice cream parlor.
Meanwhile, President Biden is so frantic to get Democrats to pass his big bag of leftwing wishes that he even floated the idea of reducing the spending to “only” $2 trillion.
Only in Washington would the word “only” be applied to the phrase “two trillion dollars.” But then, only in Washington could someone who wants to spend $3.5 trillion that he doesn’t have say to someone who wants to spend zero dollars, “Let’s compromise! We’ll spend $2 trillion!”
Angry Democrats are paving the way for new Republican Senators
By Mike Huckabee
Some leftists are so frustrated that Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema won’t kamikaze their political careers by backing a far-left spending orgy that they’re accusing them of “cooking the planet” (this bill will fix the “climate emergency” and be the first piece of legislation to actually change the weather – “transformative,” indeed!) Others are calling for someone to challenge them from the left in their primaries.
That would actually show the level of clear-headed wisdom that’s already reflected in everything else the Democrats have done since taking power. In Manchin’s West Virginia, Trump won nearly 69% of the vote in 2020. And the latest Arizona poll by OH Predictive Insights shows that Sinema has a higher approval rating than her Biden-supporting fellow Senator, Mark Kelly, and that a majority of Arizonans disapprove of Biden by 53% to 39%. Replacing them both with far-left Biden lackeys would be a pretty good way for the Democrats to get rid of their pesky moderate Senators and replace them with Republican Senators.
Blaming Trump is not leadership
By Mike Huckabee
How desperate is the White House to change the subject from President Biden’s snowballing disasters? So desperate that Jen Psaki actually tried to blame the resurgence of COVID on former President Trump allegedly telling people to inject bleach, a creaky fake news story that most people have probably forgotten about by now.
As noted at the linked article, what Biden actually inherited from Trump were vaccines, an efficient distribution system for them and a rebounding economy. When Trump was in office, Biden blamed Trump for every COVID death during his term while casting doubt on the vaccines. Biden now blames Trump, and people who listened to Biden and are suspicious of the vaccines, for every COVID death during his own term.
If I were teaching a Leadership 101 class, on day one, I'd show students this story and tell them that “This isn’t it.” And to back that up, I might show them this:
By Mike Huckabee
You might want to sit down for this next story, because it’s so shocking and contradicts everything we’ve been told we have to believe without question. Are you braced and ready? Okay, here goes:
A new review of studies by the UK’s Sports Councils Equity Group found that even after taking drugs that lower their testosterone levels, “trans women” athletes still have an unfair physical advantage over natural-born women. Because it’s impossible to guarantee competitive fairness and the safety of their competitors, they should not be allowed to compete in women’s sports, but should compete against each other in their own events.
I hope that shocking news didn’t trigger you too badly. If so, get to the nearest safe space immediately and put on a blindfold and ear plugs to shut out all reality until the feeling goes away.