They were a little late to the game but during Wednesday’s CBS Evening News, the network used Democratic Party talking points to stoke fears of a Republican Party power grab in the state of Michigan. And as with their network competitors (ABC and NBC), they too offered little explanation of exactly how the GOP was threatening Democratic power.
“Midwest Power Grab May Fuel G.O.P. Backlash,” blared the New York Times front page. Lambasting Republicans for post-election legislative maneuvering has been a drumbeat recently at the Times, providing momentum for Democrats to finish in 2020 what they started in the House in 2018. Elsewhere reporter Emily Badger cried racism in the first sentence of “Urban-Rural Divide At Center of Fight In Wisconsin Politics.”
Friday at the Hot Topics table, the hosts of The View argued with Utah Republican, Rep. Mia Love, pressuring her to call President Trump a racist, after he blamed her critical stance towards him as the reason why she lost to her Democrat challenger in the midterm elections. Love didn’t fold under the pressure from the liberal hosts, instead calling out Democrats for targeting her because she is a black, female Republican.
On MTP Daily's "I'm Obsessed With..." segment, MSNBC host Chuck Todd took the time to blame Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan for bringing an "end to any brief era of good feelings" in the aftermath of former President George H.W. Bush's passing, as he condemned the GOP-controlled state legislatures for curtailing gubernatorial power now that Democrats will assume office as governors in January.
The left is up in arms because the Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature is actually passing bills during their lame-duck session and some of them pertain to the offices of governor and attorney general. According to Democrats and their lapdog liberal media, the elected GOP representatives were not listening to the will of the people and were staging a “legislative coup”. Or, at least that’s what ABC and NBC wanted their viewers to believe during their Tuesday evening broadcasts.
Apparently “journalism” to The Washington Post now amounts to diagnosing mental illnesses of voting populations they don’t like by looking at their google searches. The paper published an article November 29 that is so mockable it’s surprising it's not satire, with the headline reading, “How Donald Trump appeals to men secretly insecure about their manhood.”
During Wednesday’s edition of The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell, guest host Ali Velshi engaged in a lengthy interview with far-left documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. Velshi channeled his inner Hillary Clinton, referring to a large share of the American public as “angry, intolerant (and) hard to reconcile.” These comments present an eerie similarity to Hillary Clinton’s infamous dismissal of half of Trump supporters as “irredeemable” members of a “basket of deplorables.” Moore’s suggestion that the “quarter of the country” brought up by Velshi should be “shunned” also has a striking similarity to Clinton’s declaration that “you cannot be civil” with Republicans.
After two recounts — one by machine, the other by hand — after a concession speech by Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor, which was withdrawn and then re-delivered; after hordes of lawyers descended on the state to argue that "every vote should be counted," including mail-in ballots with faulty signatures that were rejected the first time around, it's finally over.
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stated on Friday in her near concession speech that the winner, Brian Kemp, owed his victory "on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote." As we have seen, this talking point was taken up by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown as well as many of his fellow liberals. In addition, that talking point has gone pretty much unchallenged by most of the mainstream media.
As a result of the latter, the Steve Kane Radio Show co-host, Brian Craig, made an interesting observation on Monday while taking a call from a liberal who took up that voter suppression meme: if so many Georgia voters were unfairly purged, then where are they and why has there been no media interviews with them?
Along with national affairs analyst John Heilemann, MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-hosts/lovers Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough opened Monday’s show by continuing to celebrate the midterm election victories by Democrats, suggesting the President is “Baghdad Bob-ing again” and engaging in “political dingbattery” when he talked about GOP successes on Election Night.
After then-candidate Donald Trump issued an off-the-cup hypothetical about not respecting the election results, the New York Times hysterically compared him to a dictator. So it’s striking how accepting the Times is of liberal Democrats who actually do fail to accept the disappointing results elections. On the front page of Monday’s New York Times, political reporters Glenn Thrush and Jeremy Peters fixed the blame solely on Republicans and "conservative-dominated legislatures...stoking paranoia over stolen elections."
On CNN's "State of the Union," host Jake Tapper three times presses losing Dem Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as to whether she acknowledges that her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, will be the "legitimate" governor. Abrams refuses to do so, conceding only that Kemp "received an adequate number of votes" and hence would be the "legal" governor.