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Today's Commentary: A more positive take on the Awan plea deal -- Selective outrage -- Party of Tolerance 2018 -- More #WalkAway -- Compare the two parties -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


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The news of Imran Awan’s sweetheart plea deal emerged quietly during Fourth of July week, but it hasn’t gone unnoticed here, even with the predominant story right now being President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. My initial thought about the Awan deal was, “Oh, man, the DOJ has buried another scandal,” and many readers agreed, some commenting that they were disgusted and even literally sickened by the outcome.

But one response offered an interesting take. Mind you, it involves giving Jeff Sessions the benefit of the doubt and picturing him as working steadfastly behind the scenes to ensure that justice is eventually done. Not easy, I know; it’s like being the kid who gets a pile of manure at Christmas and just KNOWS there has to be pony in there somewhere! But for the moment, let’s try to do that and take the ride with reader Bonnie Robinson.

“When you want to catch a fish, you use a smaller fish,” she reminds us. Of course, we already knew that’s been the strategy behind the treatment of Paul Manafort –- were you aware he’s spending 23 out of every 24 hours in solitary confinement before he’s been tried, even though the only charge against him is unrelated to the “Russia” investigation and goes back many years? –- to get cooperation against President Trump, but it applies here as well. Awan was allowed to plead guilty to one measly charge of bank fraud when he could have been charged with much more: espionage, perhaps, or theft of government property, just for starters. I would note that he’s also alleged to have attempted to evade justice by hopping a plane to Pakistan. Robinson points out that since plea deals come as part of an agreement to cooperate with investigators, Awan has likely provided them with information relating to the Democrats who hired him. If she’s right, that means that for a deal as sweet as the one he got, he’s likely been singing like Pavarotti.



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Selective outrage

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Swing and a miss: Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted the Trump Administration’s cruelty and “incompetence” in giving DNA tests to children of illegal immigrants to match them to their parents they were “ripped away” from.  She apparently didn’t know (A.) that’s actually done to insure kids aren’t traveling with unrelated human smugglers or (B.) like so many things the left is suddenly selectively outraged about, it started under Obama.


Party of Tolerance 2018

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The Party of Tolerance 2018:  A mom was subjected to a blue wave of online hatred and abuse for thanking the President’s son, Eric Trump, for his support for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital where her nephew was treated for cancer.  She’s now joined the #WalkAway movement of people leaving the Democratic Party until it renounces the current insane orgy of leftist violence, hatred and intolerance. Yep, this is really going to help them win in November.


More #WalkAway

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In a related story, Brandon Straka, the gay man who started the rising #WalkAway movement, was refused service by a New York City store when he tried to buy camera equipment.  The cashier demanded to know if he was going to use the equipment for “alt-right purposes.” Straka said it took his breath away and he was left shaking because that store had his personal information and he’d never before encountered such negative backlash. And I’ll repeat: he’s gay, and they’re liberals.   

Well, they certainly showed him that he’s wrong!  Actually, the only thing he got wrong was naming his movement “WalkAway” instead of “RunAway!”


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Compare the two parties

By Mike Huckabee

Is it any wonder that when both parties released Fourth of July messages on Twitter, the GOP tweet was a brief, patriotic salute to the Founders, freedom and our military, while the Democratic Party message gave those ideas cursory lip service then launched into several paragraphs of ranting about President Trump and all the horrible things wrong with this unjust, racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic country. 

You know, if the DNC really thinks it’s that bad here, I understand that the socialist paradise of Venezuela has a fourth of July, too.  It’s just another date on the calendar (if you can even afford a calendar).  Still, I get the feeling that many leading Democrats these days feel that the Fourth of July is just another day, so why not spend it doing what they do on every other day: ranting about Trump and how awful America is?



Evening Edition - July 9

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


Daily Verse

"A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men."

-Proverbs 18:16

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