It’s midterm season on mainstream television, so if talking politics is a must for your mid-morning routine, switch the channel over to Ellen. Lately, all her lefty friends have been making appearances to plug for the Democrat ticket. Viewers who tuned in on Thursday received a real treat. The always-unhinged progressive femmebot Chelsea Handler hit the famous off-white couches to talk about the impending apocalypse should Dems lose power during the midterm elections.
Twice this week on CNN's New Day show, co-host Alisyn Camerota has featured a set of former Donald Trump voters who now regret their vote -- calling him a "monster" and a "dictator" -- who plan on voting for Democrats for Congress. The Democratic National Committee could easily run the segments uncut instead of botherng to produce their own ads.
The November issue of The Atlantic devoted 8,000 flowery words to excoriate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. McKay Coppins followed the ground-breaking former Republican Speaker of the House and presidential candidate around for “The Man Who Broke Politics -- Newt Gingrich turned partisan battles into bloodsport, wrecked Congress, and paved the way for Trump's rise. Now he's reveling in his achievements.”
The newly political singing artist, Taylor Swift, just can’t seem to help herself when it comes to speaking out about the upcoming mid-term elections. The 2018 American Music Awards ceremony provided her with another opportunity to do just that. At the end of the show, as she accepted the award as Artist of the Year, she ended with a reminder to the audience – “Get out and vote.”
For the first 11 minutes of Tuesday night’s Hardball on MSNBC, the clownish Chris Matthews and his panel held a glorified get out the vote (GOTV) rally for Democrats. But began with Matthews gloating about his midterm forecast from April ended with the crude suggestion that America has been victimized by Trump like Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged she was by Brett Kavanaugh.
In the midst of the Kavanaugh show trial with the Senate Judiciary Committee back on September 27, longtime Democratic staffer Jackson Cosko released personal information (including the home addresses) for Republican members of the committee.This act of “doxxing” went all but ignored by the liberal media for almost two weeks. On Tuesday, a judge denied him bail and the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) continued their total blackout.
In a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her speech was measured in tone, substantive in content and delivered with conviction. Collins is no conservative. She has voted in favor of abortion and same-sex marriage while towing a more moderate line on economics. Her speech supporting Kavanaugh and denouncing the smears against him and the distortion of his judicial record was as good as any delivered by her more conservative colleagues.
It’s evidently going to take some time for the post-Kavanaugh confirmation healing to begin at the New York Times. With near unanimity the paper’s columnists, some of them former reporters, are reacting with anger and contempt over Trump’s victory against the Democrat’s Supreme Court smear campaign. Columnist Paul Krugman rehashed his tired old line about “The Paranoid Style in G.O.P. Politics.” The text box read “Republicans are an authoritarian regime in waiting.” Not to be outflanked, columnist Michelle Goldberg claimed “Trump Gives Dictators the Green Light.”
After almost a month of attempts to impugn Brett Kavanaugh with flimsy, uncorroborated, 11th hour allegations, the liberal media saw their attempts come up empty on Saturday with Kavanaugh’s official confirmation to the Supreme Court. But left behind in their wake was one dumpster fire after another, ranging from fake news to bias that radicalized even the most hardened Never Trumpers to rally behind the Judge.
NYT reporter Elizabeth Williamson swooned over the left-wing protestors rampaging through the Senate hallways as the Kavanaugh saga approached boiling point : “Stories on the Court Steps and Mass Arrests as Capital Boils.” She ignored the condescending disrespect toward a Republican U.S. senator shown by left-wing protestors while accusing Sen. Orrin Hatch of being "dismissive." And two editorials slimed Kavanaugh as a "jerk" who is "credibly accused" of sexual assault.
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, longtime NBC presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin cracked that maybe the U.S. should have let the South go as she and host Maher fretted over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's popularity in red states. She even invoked the infamous caning of abolitionist Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner in 1856 that made South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks popular in slave states and foreshadowed the Civil War.
Desperate as ever, lefties are ramping up their midterm marketing tactics. What’s the best way to drum up a Democratic turnout, especially among the younger crowd? Offering free tickets to a stuffy movie about female Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of course. Well, Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media seem to think so. They announced free showings of their new movie On the Basis of Sex.