By Mike Huckabee
President Biden doesn’t want to get tough on illegal immigrants – in fact, the Administration has ordered an end to horseback Border Patrols, further reducing our already crippled ability to deal with the surge he’s caused, because of a fake story that they were whipping Haitian migrants (it was their leather reins flying.) I’m tempted to start a rumor that he signs his executive orders with a pen attached to a whip, so he’ll give up signing any more of those.
Biden also doesn’t want to get tough with our enemies, as he’s proven by rolling over for China and letting the Taliban take over Afghanistan (and here’s how trusting them to be a new, more “moderate” Taliban is working out.)
But you have to give it to Biden and his people in one regard: they’re certainly tough on our own military members. After first accusing them of being white supremacists, they now want to impose court martials and dishonorable discharges that would revoke all military pensions and other benefits for troops who refuse to take the COVID vaccine. This is the kind of punishment usually reserved for deserters, spies and murderers.
They also want to remove a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that allows only honorable discharges for refusing the vaccines (apparently, being discharged isn’t enough; they also must be PUNISHED!!!) They even want to eliminate a provision allowing those who’ve already had COVID and have natural immunity to refuse the vaccine.
If this Administration could bring even a fraction of the aggressiveness to dealing with the Taliban, China or the Mexican cartels that it levels against our own troops, maybe it wouldn’t be the historically weak failure that it’s shaping up to be.
How real chief executives work
Here’s a lesson in how real chief executives work: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was making it easy for Floridians to receive monoclonal antibody therapies that have proven effective in preventing severe illness.
Then for some reason, Biden’s HHS took over the distribution of those therapies and cut them to states that were requesting them the most, such as Florida and Texas. This was couched as an attempt to provide “equity” in distribution. Which was specious, because why send more of them to states that weren’t requesting them than to those that were? Critics theorized that the Administration was just trying to punish red states that defied Biden’s edicts, even if it resulted in innocent people dying of COVID.
But now, Gov. DeSantis has made a deal to buy the therapies directly from the manufacturer, cutting Biden, Washington and other politicized impediments to efficient and effective public health care out of the equation entirely.
I have a feeling this will not only boost DeSantis even further with Republicans, it will also make him a role model for many millions of Americans who are already starting to look for ways to work around the increasingly illogical, politicized and authoritarian edicts of this Administration.
AOC cries for the cameras
After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi caved to the Squad and stripped $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system from a budget bill, the House on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to pass a bipartisan stand-alone bill to fund it.
The usual small coterie of far-left anti-Semites opposed the bill, couching it as opposition to (as Rep. Rashida Tlaib put it) enabling and supporting “war crimes, human rights abuses and violence.” FYI: the Iron Dome is a purely defensive system that intercepts terrorist missiles fired by Hamas at Israeli civilians. I’m not sure how it’s a “war crime” to prevent terrorists from blowing up Jewish children.
In a remarkable sideshow to the vote, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proved once again that while her ideas on politics and economics may be stunningly stupid, she’s a genius at media manipulation. It was reported that she planned to vote “no” along with her fellow anti-Semitic radical colleagues, but when the time came, she voted “Present,” likely because she didn’t want that “no” on her record – especially not if she has to deal with a newly redrawn district that will contain more Jewish voters.
HOWEVER…AOC did treat us to a prime slice of hammy political theater. Check out the video of her after the bill passed, showing her “crying” and hugging a colleague as she dabs away her tears. Also note how she walked up next to another Representative who was speaking at the time, which “coincidentally” ensured that her theatrical tears were nationally-televised. Madonna couldn’t have done it better (to cite another great media manipulator who also reminds us of Evita Peron.)
But as the writer Bonchie at Redstate.com asks, WHY was she crying? Was that meant to show us how upset she is at all those alleged war crimes and human rights violations that Israel commits in defending itself against terrorists that want to wipe it off the face of the Earth? Because the only other explanations are (A.) she’s upset that Hamas missiles won’t be able to blow up Israeli children, or (B.) she’s upset about Congress spending a billion dollars. Which of those explanations seems less likely to you?
The “Good Catholic”
“Good Catholic” Nancy Pelosi is defending a Democrat abortion bill that the archbishop in her home district called “shameful,” “evil” and “nothing short of child sacrifice.”
I’m pretty sure that none of my readers noticed this, but seven of the late night “comedy” shows proved this week that I need to start putting those quotation marks around “comedy” in bold type. They all devoted their shows to hectoring their viewers about climate change. The coordinated propaganda effort included a visit from John Kerry, who managed to stop flying around on private jets long enough to lecture us all about our carbon footprints. And the sycophantic hosts surely agreed, since they continue using lots of electricity to light up studios to do shows for which they fly in guests.
Tucker Carlson had some great comments about this…
And I’m sure Greg Gutfeld appreciated them driving even more viewers to his Fox News show, which was already the #1 late night comedy show because it’s the only one left that’s actually funny.
All this tedious liberal sermonizing must’ve had a lot of viewers missing Johnny Carson and Jay Leno even more than usual. It also probably fueled the ongoing mourning among comedy fans of the recent loss of fearless comic Norm MacDonald (who once had an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” canceled for one of his non-PC comments.) I’ve written before about how these shows have substituted laughter with “clapter,” a term comics use that means instead of laughing, the audience applauds when it hears something it agrees with. Here’s what Norm MacDonald had to say about that:
“There’s a difference between a clap and a laugh. A laugh is involuntary, but the crowd is in complete control when they’re clapping. They’re saying, ‘We agree with what you’re saying; proceed!’ But when they’re laughing, they’re genuinely surprised. And when they’re not laughing, they’re really surprised. And sometimes I think, in my little head, that that’s the best comedy of all.”
Pursuing clapter isn’t comedy at all, it’s just pandering. I guess you can build a career on it these days, as long as you pander to the left. But unlike with Norm, nobody’s going to miss you when you’re gone.
Democrats are always demanding that the rich pay more taxes (AOC even wore that message on her Met Gala gown.) And to enforce that, President Biden wants to hire a lot more IRS agents. One upside is that at least they’d have enough manpower to go after alleged big time tax dodgers like AOC’s friend who designed that gown and…uh…Joe Biden…