Amid coverage of the death of former President George H.W. Bush, early Monday afternoon, an MSNBC panel spent more time mourning the state of the Republican Party under President Trump than remembering the 41st president. The discussion took a particularly disturbing turn when RealClearPolitics Associate Editor A.B. Stoddard compared the GOP to children of an alcoholic parent.



At a time when police officers are facing harsh scrutiny in the media, and when border patrol officers are risking their lives while protecting our country and being criticized for defending themselves, it was a nice change of pace to see CBS’s police drama Blue Bloods actually depict a strong, Trump-like defense of officers after they were harassed and bullied while on assignment in a dangerous inner city.



The Simpsons repeated the popular left-wing narrative of rampant racism in the United States in season 30, episode nine, titled “Daddicus Finch,” which aired on Sunday night.



Saturday’s New York Times featured unhidden, extraneous hostility toward the president’s reading habits, in a snarky story more fitting to Sunday Styles or the opinion section then the news section. In “Books Trump Can Praise Without Reading a Word,” Katie Rogers quickly termed pro-Trump books from the likes of Jeanine Pirro and Gregg Jarrett to be “conspiracy theory.”  It marks a 180 degree tilt from how the paper regularly praised President Barack Obama for... reading.



In what was supposedly a “comedy” act to close out the latest episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the female cast members got together to sing their rendition of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”. But the person they had their eye on was Special Counsel Robert Mueller, or, at least a report that would put Trump in jail. Because, according to the SNL cast, “the only other option is a coup. Straight Africa.”



Liberals have long honored the power of "satire" to bring the mighty down to size -- when they're conservatives. Liberals are honored and adored. Take The Daily Show on Comedy Central. At least since the days when Jon Stewart brought his "God, I admire you" routine to Democratic candidate John Kerry in 2004, they've been a pliant platform for Democrats. On Wednesday, Daily Show host Trevor Noah offered that to Al Gore, only interrrupting his routine with "right, right" and agreeing with everything. Gore insisted "the vast majority" back him, and not President Trump, on "climate denial." 



Although CNN's Jeffrey Toobin claimed on Thursday that it was the first day that he thought that President Donald Trump might not finish his term, his colleague at the network, Chris Cillizza, admitted on the same day that Trump is right about no collusion. So game over much to poor Toobin's disappointment, right? Well, not quite. Even though Cillizza admitted that there is no actual proof of collusion, his caveat is there a lot of smoke. Therefore let the pointless investigations that will probably find only more proofless smoke continue.



Thursday was the first day that Jeffrey Toobin claims he thought that President Trump would not finish his term. Or at least it was the first time Toobin had that thought since September, when he announced that a Trump tweet was an impeachable offense. What drove Toobin to repeat his fantasy on Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday was Michael Cohen claiming he was lying when he testified to Congress about the time frame of Trump conducting perfectly legal business negotiations with Russians.



Friday the Hot Topics table got heated on The View, as Republican co-host Meghan McCain found a partner in Abby Huntsman in combating their liberal co-hosts’ arguments on Trump's dealings with Russia.



Reporting from Capitol Hill Friday morning, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake was giddy with excitement over all the Democratic-led congressional investigations of the Trump administration that would ensue in the months to come following the President’s former personal attorney Michael Cohn pleading guilty to lying to Congress.



It's sobering how much race dominates the public discourse today. But as long as we're discussing stereotypes, we should note that leftists and elites are the ones obsessed with race, not the flyover Neanderthals to whom they impute this evil. Give it a rest, eggheads. Leftists can scarcely discuss any issue without injecting this toxicity. They imagine it everywhere -- the ubiquitous boogeyman that validates their perpetual vilification of conservatives.



On Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch says that he has spoken with Michael Cohen "many times" in recent days. Deutsch says that Cohen now feels that in light of his testimony and admission of having lied about the duration of his contacts with Russians regarding a possible Trump real estate deal, he is "on the right side of things," and can "stick his chest out."