Showing posts from January, 2020

Chris Matthews says On the impeachment proceedings: “People are much more interested in this trial than the horse race right now."

During the network's impeachment coverage, Matthews took a moment to "put it all together" between the ongoing Senate trial and the 2020 presidential race, pointing to the recent surge of Sen.  Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., in the latest polls out of Iowa and New Hampshire. "Bernie's rising. Bernie's gonna do very well -- I've been saying this for two weeks. He's gonna win the first couple. He's rising," Matthews began. "That's telling the Republicans they've got a good shot at re-electing this president whether they like him or not. They're facing a future of hell if they go to war with Trump right now." The "Hardball" host then pointed to the "20,000 people" who attended Trump's rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Tuesday night, which he called "some incredible show." "I've talked to somebody about Pennsylvania who knows a lot about Pennsylvania ... registration is going th

Meghan McCain argued on Bernie-Warren : 'I don't want another misogynist as president'

McCain, meanwhile, insisted that this is a big story because Sanders “hurt Hillary Clinton so much in the last election.” She went on to say that while Sanders has a “good reputation” in Washington and is known as being congenial, “his supporters have a bad reputation—meaning the ‘Bernie bros.’” “It’s actually one of the few things that really connects liberal pundits and conservative female pundits together is just a level of misogyny—look at Twitter, and some of the accounts they do—directed towards specifically women, women in politics, and women in political commentary,” she continued. “I’m sure I’ll have my Twitter lit up on fire because of this, but he has a problem with women.” As the other women at the table agreed with her, McCain added that Sanders has had that problem for a “long time” while noting that “all’s fair in love and war” when it comes to Warren’s team likely dropping this story now. “I don’t want another misogynist as president,” the conservative host procla

Ocasio-Cortez told : “I’m a Democrat, I’m proud to be on this team. I’m proud to be part of the Democratic majority,”

Ocasio-Cortez said there's a “distinct possibility” she'll be backing more primary challengers, though she said of the two groups: “I don’t anticipate our endorsements will overlap 100 percent." Because the majority of congressional districts are drawn to be solidly Democratic or solidly Republican, the one chance for competition comes in a primary race, she said. "Seventy percent of Americans live in a safe blue seat, or a safe red seat, which means the only choice that they have realistically is in their primary election," she said. "The idea that we should take democracy away from people is one that I fundamentally disagree with.” By pressing for more primaries nationwide, Ocasio-Cortez said she understands that she’ll be at risk for Democratic challengers, too. "I'm comfortable with that," she said. “I want to earn my seat every two years. I want to earn the right to have this job.” You might compare AOC to Jim DeMint, in that

Ingraham advised Pelosi: Democrats and Iran to think before launching any new "assaults" on the president

Laura Ingraham criticized  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying she pictured her playing "San Francisco Hold'em." "She has their cards close to the vest, but it really means she just doesn't want a Senate trial after all, because she won zero concessions from Mitch McConnell and now members of her own party are turning against her," Ingraham said. Ingraham said Pelosi should admit defeat. "I think Pelosi should just raise the white flag and admit that caving to the impeachment demands of the radicals in her caucus, it was just a huge blunder," Ingraham suggested. The most amazing part of this to me was John King’s reaction to Pelosi wanting McConnell to put in writing how he’s going to run the trial. King actually said that  “McConnell has been pretty clear about the process” , noting that he is going to run it roughly as they did in the 1998 Clinton impeachment trial, and asks  “why isn’t that good enough for the Speaker?” The Washington

Mike Bloomberg’s campaign spends $10 million on 60 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl to aggravate the president

Trump’s team announced that the spots will run early in the game when viewership is expected to be at its highest. The Republican National Committee and Trump’s reelection team reported raising $436 million in figures released last week. “The president’s decision to stay aggressive and keep the campaign open after his first election gave us a huge head start on his reelection,” wrote Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale in a statement. “Now 300 days out we are throttling up. The president has built an awesome, high-performance, omnichannel machine and it’s time to give it some gas.” Trump isn’t the only one spending 10 million on a 60-second spot. I read earlier today that Michael Bloomberg is also purchasing one as well and his ad is supposed to be a full 60 seconds, as opposed to being divided between two ads. It wouldn’t surprise me if it featured Judge Judy, who just endorsed him in the Democratic primary. And I’m sure these aren’t the only ones. I suspect Steyer and a few

Sen. Lindsey Graham said: "My goal is to start this trial in the next coming days, not let Nancy Pelosi take over the Senate,"

Graham speaking on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures : "If we don't get the articles this week, then we need to take matters in our own hands and change the rules." "Deem them to be delivered to the Senate," he continued, adding, "My goal is to start this trial in the next coming days, not let [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi take over the Senate." Changing such rules would require a simple 51-vote majority. The code word used by people who hate Israel is “disproportionate.” They use this term, so subjective as to be meaningless, as a shoehorn to turn any action that involves the nation into an indictment against it, and a paean to its enemies. Which are usually terrorists. Ask Ilhan Omar about it, she’s a huge practitioner of the “disproportionate response” ploy. Nancy Pelosi, who is somehow Speaker of the House again at age 203, used the phrase this morning as her fig leaf for supporting Iran against the United States, even though she