Slate Writer: Dems Have Problems, But GOP Has ‘Pathologies’

June 9th, 2017 5:18 PM
There’s only one “normal” major party left in America, argued Jamelle Bouie on Tuesday. In Bouie’s view, Democrats, “as evidenced by the rapid and normal transfer of power from President Obama to President Trump,” believe that our system “only works if both sides see each other as legitimate actors with the right to wield power should they win it……

Notable Quotables: ‘Authoritarian’ Trump an ‘Illegitimate’ President

January 2nd, 2017 9:55 AM
The news media reward Donald Trump with a “honeymoon” as unfriendly as their campaign coverage, with journalists blasting the President-elect as a “racist,” “authoritarian” and a “demagogue,” while some cast his election as “tainted” and potentially “illegitimate” because of Russia’s hacking.

Slate Claims Trump Is in Racist ‘Duet’ with Mass Murderer

December 15th, 2016 6:53 PM
Only a few hours had passed after a South Carolina jury convicted racist mass murderer Dylann Roof on 33 federal charges Thursday, when radical leftist site Slate tried to tie President-Elect Donald Trump to the killer. “Indeed, when read together, Trump’s [presidential campaign] announcement and Roof’s manifesto offer a duet in racial grievance,” proclaimed their Chief…

Slate's Bouie Decries Trump’s Cabinet of ‘Ungovernment’

December 14th, 2016 9:48 PM
Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent, Jamelle Bouie, published a bitter diatribe against President-Elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, where he claimed, “Trump rode white populism to the White House,” while bashing his cabinet selections. “To run the government, he has picked men and women who disdain the missions of their assigned agencies, oppose public goods, or conflate…

On CBS, Slate’s Bouie Raises Specter ‘Election Was...Illegitimate’

December 12th, 2016 7:58 AM
Picking up on allegations Russian hacking was intended to help Donald Trump win the election, on CBS’s Face the Nation Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, contended that “if it is true, if we have further verification of this, then what it suggests potentially is that the election was in some sense illegitimate.”

Bouie Trashes Trump Voters; ‘Abhorrent’ to Argue They're Good People

November 16th, 2016 1:33 PM
Slate writer Jamelle Bouie already made clear on Election Night that Donald Trump’s victory was akin to racists defeating Civil War Reconstruction, but he also outlined that he wasn’t done in a Tuesday post declaring that there was no such thing as a “good” Trump voter and implying any of them deserve basic human respect is “abhorrent” and “perverse…

Slate’s Bouie Compares Possible Trump Win to Defeat of Reconstruction

November 9th, 2016 1:40 AM
The 2016 presidential election began breaking toward Republican Donald Trump as Tuesday night wore on into Wednesday and over on CBS, Slate columnist Jamelle Bouie repeatedly played the race card and even shamefully compared the surprise and repudiation of the establishment to racists and segregationists defeating Civil War Reconstruction. 

Slate Writer: ‘Movement Conservatism…Is a White Ideology’

October 18th, 2016 10:38 AM
Are black Republicans Sen. Tim Scott and Reps. Mia Love and Will Hurd on the wrong side of the aisle? In a sense, they are, according to Jamelle Bouie, who argued in a Sunday piece that the conservatism central to the GOP is “fundamentally at odds with America’s people of color.” Bouie wrote that “no matter the temperamental affinities that might exist between some…

Bouie on CBS: Clinton 'Correct' to Call Trump Voters 'Deplorables'

September 11th, 2016 3:30 PM
Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's Face the Nation, Slate's Jamelle Bouie -- also a CBS political analyst -- asserted that Hillary Clinton was "correct and accurate" to deride half of Donald Trump supporters as "deplorables," linking them to racism, sexism, and xenophobia.

Slate Writer: ‘Facts On the Ground,’ Not Obama, Hurt Race Relations

July 22nd, 2016 9:01 PM
President Obama isn’t making relations between black and white Americans worse. Reality is making them worse, contends Bouie, who wrote in a July 15, 2016 piece that “black Americans—and Americans writ large—are reacting to facts on the ground, killings, and other incidents that put racial inequality into stark relief.” Bouie claimed that on racial matters, Obama has…

Slate Writer: Blue-Collar Whites Too Racist For Modern Democrats

April 27th, 2016 9:17 PM
Last week, a long Vox essay by Emmett Rensin asserted that “contempt” for supposedly “stupid” blue-collar whites -- in response to the exodus of those voters from the Democratic party -- has become pervasive among liberals. The piece has gotten some pushback from lefty writers, including Slate’s Jamelle Bouie, who thinks that Rensin greatly overestimates the spread…

CBS's Dickerson Claims Democrats Are 'Moving Towards the Center'

March 2nd, 2016 4:46 AM
As part of CBS’s hour-long special on Super Tuesday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan remarked that, sadly, she “believe[s] we are seeing a great political party shatter before our eyes” with the rise of Donald Trump. Moments after fellow panelist Jamelle Bouie of Slate blamed the rise of Trump on “the fruit of a lot of backlash politics, a lot of resentment…

Kos: If Not For Hillary, Trump Might Have Run as a Democrat

January 27th, 2016 12:59 AM
Left-leaning pundits worth their salt know that Donald Trump isn’t a movement conservative, but many of them believe nonetheless that his candidacy is, in some social/cultural/emotional sense, a fundamentally righty phenomenon. That said, Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas, whose lefty credentials are hardly in question, argued in a Friday post that while Trump “…

Bouie: Trump Backers Symbolize ‘Racial Resentment' Toward Obama

December 13th, 2015 1:19 PM
Discussing a focus group of Trump supporters convened by Frank Luntz that aired on Sunday’s Face the Nation, CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie promptly trashed them as representing the belief among social scientists (i.e. fellow liberals) that there’s been “a distinct rise in racial resentment and anti-black attitudes” in America resulting as a fact of the Obama…