Katrina Vanden Heuvel
In what really could only be described as a completely bonkers conspiracy theory, The Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel suggested Sunday that Rex Tillerson was fired from the secretary of state position because his replacement was funded by the Koch brothers and because the administration wanted a war with Iran. If you’re confused, don’t worry, the rest of the liberal panel on ABC’s This Week didn’t seem to be able to follow her convoluted mess either.
Liberals really are clueless about the positive impact of tax cuts. For proof, look no further than Nation Magazine editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. She attacked the GOP tax plan on Twitter when it passed, but is now celebrating its pratical impact on businesses.
During a rather rowdy edition of ABC’s This Week on Sunday, publisher of The Nation, Katrina vanden Heuvel, went off the rails several times with radical predictions and unhinged proclamations. At the end of a conversation about how President Donald Trump and the Republican Party can ease the public fear of repealing Obamacare vanden Heuvel declared, “The very communities which elected Trump in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, are ravaged by an opioid epidemic, they will be the first hit. Lives will be lost! Lives are in the balance!”
Katrina Vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation, went off on John McCain in an ill-advised, unhinged Wednesday morning tweet, declaring the decorated Navy veteran and former Vietnam prisoner of war an "armchair warrior." As best can be determined, vandenHeuvel is upset that the Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate has previously stated that if Russia did indeed meddle in the 2016 presidential campaign, he would consider it an act of war.
On Sunday, even after the FBI hinted the presence of a link to radical Islam, the panel on ABC’s This Week blamed the terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on heated election rhetoric and guns in America. “I think we all ought to pause with what happened in Orlando today,” stated ABC’s Matt Dowd when asked if third party candidates could gain supporters, “And if we understand that all of the hateful thoughts become hateful words become hateful actions.”
On Sunday's This Week show on ABC, during a panel discussion of Paul Ryan's reluctance to endorse GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, The Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel was the latest liberal in the dominant media to repeat the discredited claim that former President Ronald Reagan began his 1980 presidential campaign at the site of a racist murder in Philadelphia, Mississippi. More surprisingly, no one on the panel pushed back against her, even though there were three participants with right-leaning histories present.
Perhaps Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of the far left The Nation, had the Oscar ceremonies tonight on her mind when she appeared this morning on ABC's This Week. She compared Donald Trump to Andy Griffith's character of Lonesome Rhodes in the movie "A Face In The Crowd" and even cited the fictitious scene which she thinks/hopes translates into real life when Lonesome mocked the television audience when he thought his mike was turned off. First let us watch vanden Heuvel described the scene she so desperately wants to happen at the 7:50 mark followed by the actual scene where poor Lonesome is sabotaged by Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal):
Far-left The Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel was still exhibiting signs of Bush Derangement Syndrome on Sunday's Reliable Sources as she appeared on the CNN show to discuss Donald Trump's claims of seeing thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheering on the 9/11 attacks.
Vanden Heuvel not only used the controversy to rehash the war in Iraq as she complained that the media before the Iraq War did not press former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney for alleged "lies," but she even accidentally called Trump "Bush" twice, without even catching her flub the first time.
When it comes to the word “freedom,” liberals and conservatives long have told each other, in effect, “I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Take Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, who in a Tuesday Washington Post column urged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to endorse a “far more expansive” concept of freedom than the right’s “constrained notion” that’s held sway in America since the Reagan era.
Market-oriented, anti-government ideas about freedom, vanden Heuvel claimed, have brought about “an economy serving the few, and a politics corrupted by money,” whereas Hillary can become an ideological heir to FDR if she “take[s] on the economic royalists of this day” by calling for measures such as “fair taxes on the rich and corporations,” “vital public investments…in new energy, in infrastructure, in education and training,” and expanded Social Security.
Appearing on the Thursday edition of MSNBC’s The Last Word, The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel suggested that money in politics is discriminatory toward African-Americans: “Fifty years ago, African-Americans were discriminated against by poll taxes, literacy tests. Today, the skyrocketing costs of campaigns, including the super PACs you mentioned, these billionaires, have made everyday Americans rightful vote mean not a enough, mean too little.”
his year, there is a special birthday in liberal media. The Nation – the longest consecutively published weekly magazine – is turning 150; and in celebration, it published its longest issue to date. Included was a reprint of the magazine’s Founding Prospectus from 1865: "The Nation will not be the organ of any party, sect or body."
In defiance of the founding statement, The Nation has always proudly proven itself to be an “organ” of extreme liberalism.
On Sunday, self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to discuss his newly formed presidential campaign and the This Week moderator fretted that his guest’s campaign could cause trouble for Hillary Clinton. Stephanopoulos claimed that “[m]ost people don’t believe you can actually become President of the United States. Are you worried at all that your race might weaken Hillary Clinton without helping yourself?”