On Thursday afternoon, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi excitedly touted the new $16 trillion climate change plan put out by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and excused the massive price tag by lecturing viewers that “there’s a price to not doing anything or to doing too little.” He then brought on left-wing activists to further justify the extreme policy proposal.
MSNBC anchor and correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin joined MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi on Friday to chat about Israel's decision to Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar into the country and Tlaib turning down a humanitarian exception to visit her grandmother. Throughout the segment, Mohyeldin made multiple eyebrow-raising statements including calling Bernie Sanders a centrist on the issue and insisting that those who support the BDS movement simply have different tactics for achieving peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
President Trump has repeatedly promised, “America will never be a socialist country.” Since Franklin Roosevelt began expanding government in the 1930s, the United States has increasingly adopted big-state policies associated with socialism. We may not be at the stage Bernie Sanders would advocate, but more millennials appear to favor a system under which they have never lived. Free stuff is appealing until one realizes its costs.
Many Democrats running for president in 2020 are calling for “Medicare-for-all” type healthcare, including Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and far-left candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Surprisingly, the liberal Washington Post admitted August 8 that Medicare-for-all could shut down rural hospitals, reducing access and care for their regions. Healthcare policy reporter Paige Winfield Cunningham said the fate of rural hospitals had become a “top point of contention” in the debate around Medicare-for-all, with critics warning that such hospitals could be “jeopardized.”
To many in the leftist press, facts don’t matter as much as perception. So long as they perceive President Trump to be the cause of all the world’s problems, any lie can be spouted as truth. Sean Hannity alongside The Hill’s Joe Concha and America First Action Senior Advisor Sean Spicer slammed the utter absurdity of the media’s attempt to connect President Trump to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
After repeatedly offering a blase attitude about the idea of eliminating private health insurance and adopting a Medicare for all plan, CBS on Thursday actually managed some tough questions to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Actually pushing the socialist on the desire for eliminating private health care, co-host Anthony Mason demanded, “A CBS News poll found that nearly two-thirds of Democrats think a national health care plan will work better if it competes with private insurance. Doesn't that suggest you're trying to sell something that Democratic voters do not want?”
After the first night of the Democrat debates, NBC Late Night host Seth Meyers clearly took sides with the socialists over the "moderates." He compared Elizabeth Warren to Ronald Reagan as global visionaries, and then compared Warren and Bernie Sanders to the basketball superstars Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. The "moderates" were compared to the Washington Generals, the team that always loses to the Harlem Globetrotters.
While analyzing the first night of the CNN Democratic debate, on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett touted the “ferocity and intensity” with which Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders defended their extreme policy proposals on health care and climate change.
Reacting to night one of CNN’s Democratic debate, on Wednesday’s Today show, NBC News political analysts and former Senator Claire McCaskill was relieved that the radical health care plans advocated by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were hammered by their fellow 2020 candidates. McCaskill also completely rejected any possibility of such extreme proposals ever becoming law.
Not long after CNN wrapped part one of the Democratic Party presidential primary debates Tuesday night, the post-debate analysis boiled down to how the so-called “moderate” candidates on the stage did against the extremely far-left ones. In that vein, CNN’s chief national correspondent, John King argued that just because a far-left radical had never won a national election (that’s not true) doesn’t mean it can’t be done in 2020.
Late Tuesday night, MSNBC struggled to form a cohesive narrative following night one of the second set of 2020 Democratic presidential debates. While some admitted they were “shattered” and “shook up by tonight’s debate” and had some far-left proposals, others hailed Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) as the big winner and even appeared “presidential” at times since “nobody took her down.”
To tout his personal credentials during Tuesday's CNN Democratic presidential debate, Sanders boasted after being prompted by co-moderator Jake Tapper to respond: “The American people want to have a minimum wage, which is a living wage, 15 bucks an hour. I've helped lead that effort.” In reality, the Sanders campaign recently experienced a public relations nightmare over the fact that he did not pay his own campaign staff $15 an hour.