Following last evening’s Fox News town hall with Pete Buttigieg, any potentially open mind of a run of the mill Fox News viewer is being slammed shut today by a parade of Fox News miscreants. They roll out the red carpet to gain credibility with skittish advertisers, and Democrats pretend they don’t understand the broader Fox News mission. Then the smearing begins after all is said and done.
Want examples of that smearing? Here is a taste:
Fox & Friends, the Fox morning show beloved by President Donald Trump, devoted significant time on Monday to undermining Buttigieg’s presentation.
The candidate received a warm response from the town hall attendees; Kilmeadebizarrely claimedthe crowd was enthusiastic only because it was stacked with his friends and relatives.
Buttigieg is a gifted communicator; the programsliced and dicedhis town hall answers into a clip reel of disjointed quotes which the co-hosts warned prove he is a “very progressive” radical. “He had some interesting comments last night, sounds like a nice guy, but do you agree with his policies?” co-host Ainsley Earhardtsaid at one pointbefore rattling off a misinformation-laden litany of Buttigieg’s purported positions
Even the most gifted political salesman doesn’t stand a chance on Fox. Sure, they might hand over a block of programming on a Sunday night, in a ploy to dupe advertisers into thinking Fox News can’t possibly be that toxic if “even Democrats” decide to appear.
Please, Democrats… Stop wasting your time on Fox News. Don’t fall into the trap any more.
President Donald J. Trump has been and continues to be a walking, talking constitutional crisis.
Trump delivered a full-length campaign-style speech to a group of energy workers in Louisiana this afternoon. Seems kind of unethical to do such a thing at what is not a political event.
Trump blasted the “fake news media” in a tweet 45 mins ago. This time regarding the chatter that there is infighting within his administration regarding his policy towards Iran. He of course denies there is. Shocker.
Children of LGBT U.S. citizens may be stripped of their birthright citizenship due to an administration policy that de-recognizes their parents’ marriage
President Trump is again wading into dangerous waters with more “conspiracy” talk.
Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, like so many other Republicans with high ambitions, spends the majority of his days blurting our to any microphone in range of his lofty principles and ideals. Never does it ever amount to much of anything. What he says typically is contradictory to his own prior legislative votes and activities. He always ends up solidifying the view that he is a shell of the person he tried to make himself look like during that train-wreck of a presidentialcampaign he had a few years back.
Senator Rubio is now at it again in the wake of the push to hold William Barr in contempt for lying during his appearance last week in front of Congress. Back when the president was Barack Obama and the scandal du jour was something calledFast and Furious, Rubio seemed principled.
“I think it is outrageous that any attorney general, Republican or Democrat, refused to comply with Congress’ constitutional right to hold them accountable and the Justice Department accountable. I would say that if this was a Republican.”
JUST KIDDING!! He wouldnotsay that if this was a Republican.
When the drums stated pounding last week and Dems started calling to hold Barr in contempt for his lies, Rubio respondedon Twitterby making it clear that, when he was faking principles in 2012, he was only talking about a certain kind of contempt of Congress, and a certain version of Congress’s constitutional right, and a certain subset of “accountable.”
“If like Eric Holder William Barr ever authorizes a program like #FastandFurious that gives drug dealers guns subsequently used to kill a U.S. agent,lies about it & then refuses to provide Congress information, he should resign.”
Ah, ok. It was a non-transferable deal. Only valid while Barack Obama was President. Ok, Marco. Now, please stop talking in public for a while. Be spineless in the privacy of your own home.
Donald Trump is getting scarier and scarier each day that goes by “post-Mueller” and it is reaching a boiling point. First, Trump was insisting that the results of the investigation showed total exoneration by Mueller, and not he is appearing to be absolutely terrified that Robert Mueller is going to appear before Congress to testify. Now, add to this madness the suggestion by Trump that he should get two extra years added to his term in office to make up for time that he was under investigation. This is textbook Trump and it is maddeningly scary. It is pretty much another example of his aspirations of becoming a dictator.
Who do we have to thank for the idea of two more years, you might ask? Well, it originated with Jerry Falwell Jr., who described it as “reparations,” but Trump took it up enthusiastically, retweeting Falwell and then himself tweeting about the “stolen two years of my (our) Presidency (Collusion Delusion) that we will never be able to get back…..”
While some of his supporters might take this as Trump being “playful” but we all know that he does not have a playful bone in his body. Whenever Donald Trump appears playful, it is in all reality him attempting to test the waters to see what he can get away with.
Trump testing out the “two more years” thing is sending a strong message to his base in terms of how they should respond if and when he loses in 2020. We cannot expect that he will become any bit friendlier to the idea of democracy from this point on and definitely not if he loses. Trump is showing who he is and he is not someone who cares about the rule of law or democracy. He needs to be voted out and we have to be prepared to deal with him in order to ensure a peaceful transfer of power when his replacement takes office.
To say that yesterday was “interesting” would be an understatement. From the awkward Barr press conference prior to the release of the redacted Mueller report, to the bizarre Kellyanne Conway comment to the press where she said she and the administration would welcome “apologies”, and everything in between, it was a day that will be remembered for many reasons. At any rate, it was not a day that proved “total exoneration” for the president.
But let’s focus on Kellyanne.
Kellyanne Conway’s “fishing” for apologies is almost maddeningly ridiculous. The complete shamelessness from her shows how little she cares about her fellow Americans. Seriously, Kellyanne, Mueller named you personally for boosting Russian fake propaganda and retweeting IRA-controlled Twitter accounts! Not sure where to find this tidbit of information in the report? Well, check out pages 33 and 34. You’re welcome. Now apologize to your fellow Americans for doing that.
During his presser this morning, William Barr proved once and for all that he is a defense attorney for Trump and not the Attorney General.
Barr spent his time at the podium defending Trump’s obstruction-related actions by claiming that Trump’s presidential duties were being hindered by the investigation and that he was frustrated by all the scrutiny he was under. He brought up “No Collusion” five or so times, making it very obvious that he was playing to the only audience he cares about.
Barr blew off all of the possibilities that Trump did anything wrong, even though Mueller did not explicitly leave the decision on obstruction up to the attorney general. Now we are left to draw our own conclusions. The biggest conclusion we are able to come up with so far is that Barr is not working for the American people. He is working for Trump and Trump alone.