Camerota Declares ‘Shame on’ Dems If They Don’t ‘Seize’ on Shutdown Impasse; ‘This Is Their Moment’

Our friends at Grabien spotted a solid example on Monday morning’s New Day of CNN bias as co-host Alisyn Camerota asserted that it’ll be “shame on” Democrats if they “can’t seize on” the President’s “waffling” during the government shutdown, adding that “this is their moment.” 

Yikes. It sounds like she was trying to be a coach giving her players a motivational pep talk before playing in a championship game against an arch rival.

 

 

Former Meet the Press moderator David Gregory led in by wondering whether, based on weekend polling, “here was a little bit more give for Democrats to compromise here and I wonder if they try to occupy some space here” to then take credit for ending the shutdown. 

Politico reporter Rachael Bade also took a small chisel to the left’s armor, suggesting that “some Democrats are feeling some heat back home and do want to do some sort of compromise and yesterday I was hearing from the White House that this week there's a talk about bringing a bunch of rank and file House Democrats....to the White House to see if they will sort of do some sort of compromise with him.”

Camerota then unfurled her hot take. Behold:

Listen, if Demo — I hear you, Rachael. I mean, you're so right and I think the point that you're making or the next point is that if Democrats can't seize on this waffling, shame on them, John. I mean, think that in public, everybody sees that the President has been all over the map literally with this wall. If Democrats can't say as — as Rachael and David are saying: “Okay, folks, we're going to own the end this to this. Here's our solution, here's what we're going to do,” then shame on them. This is their moment. 

Senior political analyst John Avlon didn’t blink at Camerota’s cheerleading. Instead, he lashed out at the President as a negotiator because, with Avlon, it’s all about being a reliable voice of The Resistance under the guise of being an objective analyst.

“[T]he thing is he’s flip-flopped on everything....The problem is if Democrats get brought into the White House...why do they think they will have a better, more solid stable deal than what Lindsey Graham was going to negotiate? President’s going to flip. President’s gonna flop, he's not a steady negotiator. It's almost like he's not good at the art of the deal,” Avlon gloated.

To see the relevant transcript from CNN’s New Day on January 14, click “expand.”

CNN’s New Day
January 14, 2019
6:24 a.m. Eastern

DAVID GREGORY: But my question is whether Democrats come to a point — in some of the polling I saw over of the weekend there was a little bit more give for Democrats to compromise here and I wonder if they try to occupy some space here in days to come to say: “Look, we will own the end of the shutdown, we will own the solution. We're going to give some on this, maybe enough to end the shutdown and keep these negotiations going.” I mean, I don't know whether they'd have to give the whole 5.7 billion.

JOHN BERMAN: The thing is —

GREGORY: But — 

RACHAEL BADE: But just to piggyback on that, I was talking to some White House officials yesterday and even though the President just on Friday said he was not interested in doing this whole Lindsey graham DACA wall idea, people in the White House think all of a sudden he is interested in it again. This is a problem again, he keeps flip-flopping. Does he want to do a deal? Does he not want to do a deal? And this is why Democrats don’t trust him, but going back to some of the polls you’re talking about, yes, Democrats do — some Democrats are feeling some heat back home and do want to do some sort of compromise and yesterday I was hearing from the White House that this week there's a talk about bringing a bunch of rank and file House Democrats who are more moderate or from Republican-leaning districts to the White House to see if they will sort of do some sort of compromise with him. But, again, I don't know why they would trust him because he keeps changing his mind. 

ALISYN CAMEROTA: Listen, if Demo — I hear you, Rachael. I mean, you're so right and I think the point that you're making or the next point is that if Democrats can't seize on this waffling, shame on them, John. I mean, think that in public, everybody sees that the President has been all over the map literally with this wall. If Democrats can't say as — as Rachael and David are saying: “Okay, folks, we're going to own the end this to this. Here's our solution, here's what we're going to do,” then shame on them. This is their moment. 

JOHN AVLON: And look, the thing is he’s flip-flopped on everything. You know, declaring a state of emergency. The problem is if Democrats get brought into the White House as Rachael just described to try to negotiate with Donald Trump, why do they think they will have a better, more solid stable deal than what Lindsey Graham was going to negotiate? President’s going to flip. President’s gonna flop, he's not a steady negotiator. It's almost like he's not good at the art of the deal. 

JOHN BERMAN: He said no to a DACA deal on Friday, tweeting this weekend that he's open to it. They don’t know who the person is negotiating from.

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