With the midterm elections fast approaching, liberal journalists have begun paving the way for a blue wave of Democratic wins. This past month saw the media hype machine pump-up Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke as the “antidote” to the “Trump era.” His opponent, incumbent Ted Cruz, was derided as the “type of man who would sell his family into slavery” to get elected.
Lefty writers, hosts and pundits also tried to rally Democratic voters by actually blaming Donald Trump for Hurricane Florence as The Washington Post declared “when it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit.” Trump was also accused of not caring about those in the hurricane’s path because they were on “islands populated by people of color.”
Celebrities got into the act as well, with film director Michael Moore urging voters to pull the Democratic lever in November as he warned: everything Trump says “is against democracy. He does not respect the rule of law.” Hollywood hypocrite Jim Carrey – who has made millions thanks to capitalism – showed up on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher to proudly blare “We have to say yes to socialism – to the word and everything!”
This past month also saw libs target Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The attacks were so voluminous they required their own article.
The following are just some of the worst liberal outbursts from the past month:
Yeesh, Tell Us How You Really Feel About Ted Cruz
“I despise Ted Cruz. That is ‘D-e-s-p-i-s-e,’ in case I haven’t spelled out my loathing clearly enough....Because he’s like a serpent covered in Vaseline. Because he treats the American people like two-bit suckers in 10-gallon hats....Because he makes Donald Trump look like a human being by comparison....Because he’s the type of man who would sell his family into slavery if that’s what it took to get elected. And that he would use said slavery as a sob story to get himself re-elected.”
— Columnist Bret Stephens in regular New York Times opinion section featured called The Conversation between him and Gail Collins, September 25.
“[Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto] O’Rourke offers not just a path to victory in Texas but an antidote to the entire stupid artifice of American politics in the Trump era. He’s authentic, full of energy, and stripped of consultant-driven sterility. On what planet is Beto O’Rourke not a presidential contender, even if he loses?
— Vanity Fair writer Peter Hamby in August 29 online profile of Texas Senate Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke.
Presidential Talent Scout Brian Stelter Eyes Avenatti
“I don’t know if it’s a good thing that star power and TV savvy is required for the job, but I think it is. And by the way, I think President Obama also had a lot of TV star power and that helped him pre-Trump. But Trump is more evidence of this. And looking ahead to 2020, one reason why I’m taking you seriously as a contender is because of your presence on cable news.”
— Host Brian Stelter to Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti on CNN’s Reliable Sources, September 16.
Hurricane Florence Is All Trump’s Fault
“President Trump says FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence, but mounting evidence suggests it could incredibly difficult to deal with this disaster if climate change deniers are on the front lines of emergency response....How can you adequately prepare for storms, for extreme weather, for fires, for hurricanes, for tornadoes, for flooding, for wild swings in temperature....if you have a bunch of people who don’t believe in climate science running things?”
— Host Katy Tur on MSNBC Live, September 12.
“Yet when it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters.”
— Washington Post editorial board in September 11 opinion piece “Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit”
People Are Going to Die Because of Trump
Correspondent Kate Snow: “Some families telling us they were scared to leave because they’re Latino and they were afraid of going to the shelters.”...
Host Ali Velshi: “Yeah, some people don’t have a place to go. There are some people who need medical care, their care aid is local and isn’t leaving, there’s some people who need oxygen. And this business about people without documentation going to shelters, we’ve heard over and over again that ICE doesn’t go to shelters. But I gotta tell you, after the past couple of years, I can fully understand why people who are undocumented are scared about doing this sort of thing.”
— MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson, September 14.
“Let’s Be Honest” Trump Doesn’t Care About “Islands Populated by People of Color”
Princeton Professor/MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude: “Donald Trump is a deeply, morally flawed human being. I’ve called him indecent. And so his response to the tragedy of Puerto Rico, and let’s remember, it’s not just simply Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Irma and Maria, what it did to the Virgin Islands, and St. Thomas is still struggling, and that they don’t come into view, it has something to do with the fact that he is such a narcissist, that in that moment he can’t think of anyone else.”
Host Stephanie Ruhle: “He doesn’t view them as our family, he views them as our neighbors.”
Glaude: “Right, he views them as our neighbors. And, let’s be honest, these are islands populated by people of color.”
— MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, September 12.
“Dictator” Trump Hates Puerto Ricans
“Can I just also mention that what people seem to fail to realize when we talk about these 3,000 deaths. Sanjay Gupta, my friend, was in Puerto Rico after hurricane struck and he said something like over 90 percent of the additional deaths that happened after the hurricane struck were preventable. So we’re talking about the fact that this government allowed its own citizens to die. I thought that’s what we only saw in dictatorships.”
— Co-host Sunny Hostin on ABC’s The View, September 12.
Co-host Sunny Hostin: “The President doesn’t care about Puerto Rico.”
Co-host Abby Huntsman: “I don’t think that’s fair and I don’t think it’s fair like yesterday to compare him to a dictator.”
Hostin: “I think that’s too generous....When you see someone – the President – letting his own citizens die and then turning it around and saying that they didn’t really die, I think that that is very similar to the acts of a dictator. I stand by that. I said it and I will say it again!”
— ABC’s The View, September 13.
“But isn’t the story even darker than that? Isn’t the story that these people who died, apparently thousands of them in Puerto Rico, 3,000 as you point out, they’re not white people. And they don’t count to Donald Trump as much as the deaths of white people. I mean, you hate to say that about someone, but look at his record. Isn’t that indicative of who he is and what he stands for?”
— CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin on CNN New Day, September 12.
Why Would Anyone Vote for Hispanic Hating Trump and His Racist Republican Party?
NPR’s Latino USA anchor Maria Hinojosa: “It looks like this President really doesn’t care about our lives, whether we’re in cages, whether we’re in freezers in those immigrant detention camps, or whether we are dead in Puerto Rico.”...
USA Today columnist Kurt Bardella: “People aren’t stupid. They realize that ultimately this is a racist party, and I don’t know why any single person who isn’t a white person would vote for a Republican right now.”
— MSNBC’s AM Joy, September 15.
Decrying White House’s “White Nationalism” Policies
“S-hole countries, putting kids in cages, investigating and trying to take away people’s immigration rights, revoking people who have been allowed to come here as asylum seekers. This is white nationalism as a policy, and they can try to claim efficiency all they want, but they never demonstrate the numbers.”
— The Root’s politics editor and MSNBC political contributor Jason Johnson on MSNBC Live, September 24.
Hailing Anonymous Anti-Trump Hero as Next “Nathan Hale”
“This vile, immoral, corrupt, indecent, dangerous, intellectually unfit President is a danger to all of us. And they have an obligation to the country, to the Constitution, to every American patriot from Nathan Hale and on. Nathan Hale has said I regret only that I have one life to give up for my country. We’re not asking them do that. We are just asking them to come forward and tell the truth.”
— MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt during discussion of New York Times September 5 op-ed by anonymous writer who claimed to work for the president, as aired on MSNBC’s Hardball, September 5.
Anonymously Standing Against “Deranged” Donald is “Act of Patriotism”
“I think it was an act of patriotism, the column. There’s been a lot of controversy over whether it was a good thing or bad. I think it was a good thing, because it corroborates Woodward’s reporting. It corroborates the reporting that people at CNN and other news outlets have been doing for the past year. It is yet another source that says that we are dealing with a very fundamentally deranged person who is leading our country right now. And thank God there are people, sane people who are surrounding him, who might limit the damage, because the legal recourses here move very, very slowly.”
— Time columnist Joe Klein on CNN New Day, September 12.
Trump Like An Addict That Needs An Intervention
“What this sort of reminds me of are households in which a father or a mother have substance abuse issues and everyone in the family decides that instead of simply addressing that issue dead on, they’re going to cover for the person who is suffering from substance abuse. They’re gonna clean up the vomit. They’re gonna pretend everything is fine. They’re gonna put up a nice facade to the neighbors. But at the heart of it, there is this danger, there is this rot.”
— New York Times columnist Bret Stephens on MSNBC Live, September 7.
“Sophomoric Joke” of a Presidency Is “Over”
“For me, I kind of move on knowing, this presidency, in many ways is over. And we’re just getting through it, and goodness will prevail....Queen of Soul [Aretha Franklin funeral] versus the soul of America [John McCain funeral] versus some sophomoric joke that pretends to be president. We got to cover it, but it’s over.”
— Co-host Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, September 4.
If You Work For Donald Trump, Bow Your Head in Shame
“You hear over and over and over again, including from people who agree with Trump’s agenda, that he is unfit, that his instability puts us in danger, and that they have to be there to be the adults in the room. And I honestly don’t understand how people can be part of this and not feel shame and not feel some responsibility for foisting this on this nation.”
— New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg on ABC’s This Week, September 9.
“Barack Obama, you know, he once said I’m Lebron, baby. He sure looked like Lebron when he was speaking....These are strange, strange times and unfortunately weak and sniffling men and women will do or say just about anything, just look to Capitol Hill to see that, to try to get in the good graces of a man who has absolutely no understanding about what America’s constitutional norms are or who we are, what values we have as a country.”
— Co-host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, September 10.
Racist Trump Is the New Role Model for Republicans
Co-host George Stephanopoulos: “Fierce backlash. The firestorm this morning over what this Republican candidate in Florida said about his African-American opponent’s agenda.”
Rep. Ron Desantis: “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up”
Stephanopoulos: “New charges of racism. Is President Trump the new role model for Republican candidates?”
— ABC’s Good Morning America, August 30.
Praise for “Brainy” “Consequential” Pelosi
“Pelosi is one of the most consequential political figures of her generation. It was her creativity, stamina and willpower that drove the defining Democratic accomplishments of the past decade....The attacks on Pelosi are particularly ironic in this political moment. Since Donald Trump’s election, American women have poured into the streets, signed up to run for office in record numbers and surged to the polls. Many of them look a lot like Pelosi once did. They are brainy, liberal and comfortably situated moms who have looked at the political system with the exasperation of a person who has seen her husband get the laundry wrong and realized that she’s going to have to do it herself.”
— Writer Molly Ball in September 6 cover story for Time magazine “Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Care What You Think of Her. And She Isn’t Going Anywhere.”
Donald Trump: The Last President
Co-host Joy Behar: “Why do you call him [Donald Trump] the last president? That’s ominous.”
Film director Michael Moore: “Everything he says is against democracy. He does not respect the rule of law. We are in deep, deep danger here. You know, democracy is not just a given. It’s not a permanent thing like your soul....It’s a very tenuous thing and it can go a we’ve seen throughout history it can go just like that. So, I don’t talk a lot about the 2020 election. The election, the only election that matters as to whether or not we’re going to keep this country the way they we want it is November 6th.”
— ABC’s The View, September 14.
Hey Remember, Germany Used to Be Enlightened Before Hitler, HINT!
Co-host Joy Behar: “You make the point in the movie that Hitler actually only had 30 percent of vote too in Parliament.”
Film director Michael Moore: “The liberal parties got the popular but he got the most votes and became the leader at that point. The main point I want to make about the difference between us and the Germany of the '30s. Please understand that Germany then was one of the smartest countries on earth. They read more books per capita than any other country. They had universal health care. They were very enlightened, cultured people. And the point is that fascism can take place not just in some crazy land, but amongst otherwise good, smart people.”
— ABC’s The View, September 14.
This Coming From a Comic Who Made Millions from Capitalism
“I grew up in Canada, okay, we have socialized medicine. And I’m here to tell you that this bullshit line that you get on all of the political shows from people is that it’s a failure – the system is a failure in Canada. It is not a failure, and I never waited for anything in my life. I chose my own doctors. My mother never paid for a prescription – it was fantastic. And I just got back from Vancouver, and I keep hearing, ‘Canadians are so nice, Canadians are so nice.’ They can be nice because they have health care – because they have a government that cares about them that doesn’t say, ‘Sink or fucking swim, pal, or you live in a box.’ There are certain people in our society that need to be taken care of....We [Democrats] have to say yes to socialism – to the word and everything. We have to stop apologizing.”
— Actor/Comedian Jim Carrey on HBO’s Bill Maher with Real Time, September 7.