Doris Kearns Goodwin
Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports Thursday afternoon as Nancy Pelosi was reelected Speaker of the House, lefty historian Doris Kearns Goodwin hailed the Democratic leader as “the right person at the right time in the right place.” She went on to describe how “thrilling” it was to see Democrats regain control of the congressional chamber and bring “joy” back to Washington.
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin was chock full of wishful thinking about President Donald Trump conveniently fulfilling the ongoing liberal fantasy about his exit from office on the December 11 Morning Joe. Goodwin's delusion involved a Trump so lacking in joy that he would look for an honorable way out of the Oval Office via resignation.
Tuesday morning on CNN's New Day, liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin admits that President Trump has "made a connection" with his base, and that "he's made them feel that he's on their side."
On Sunday afternoon, as Doris Kearns Goodwin appeared on both CNN and MSNBC to promote her new book, the longtime NBC presidential historian fretted that after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the U.S. Supreme Court will go to the right on abortion, voting rights, and other issues, and on CNN called the possibilities "worrisome."
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.
The front of Sunday’s New York Times featured David Barstow, known for blessing the paper’s readers with dubious Pulitzer bait every couple of years, tackling the story of authoritarian President Trump’s falsehoods, backed up by liberal good-government types, liberal plagiarist authors, and liberal “fact-checkers”: “‘Up Is Down’: Unreality Show Echoes a History of False Claims.”
Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and every other presidential candidate in history were pikers compared to Hillary Clinton when it comes to experience. That, at least, was the determination of historian Doris Kearns Goodwin when she appeared, on Friday’s CBS This Morning, for a panel discussion about the historic importance of Clinton’s nomination. This Morning co-anchor Norah O’Donnell asked the author and presidential historian to “fact-check” President Obama’s assertion that nobody was as qualified to be President as Clinton.
This week, as President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address, PBS's panel oozes over his "keen, analytical intelligence," with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin saying Obama's speech "reminded me of George Washington's Farewell Address." Meanwhile, PBS's Tavis Smiley slams GOP frontrunner Donald Trump as a "racial arsonist," CNN's Erin Burnett thinks today's Republicans are so extreme they "would hate" Ronald Reagan, and MSNBC's Chris Matthews slams conservative radio host Mark Levin as "one of the most distasteful human beings out there."
Liberal historian and former Johnson administration staffer Doris Kearns Goodwin was on Sunday’s Meet the Press panel and to the shock of no one, sang the praises of Hillary Clinton by proclaiming how she projected an “amazing...internal confidence” in the debate and has become “a better candidate now than she was six months ago” and from 2008.
Speaking as part of a panel about presidential books during Sunday’s Face the Nation, author Doris Kearns Goodwin couldn’t help but devote a few moments of her time to heaping praise on the “ambitious” man who she first worked for in politics in then-President Lyndon B. Johnson from the 1960's.
On election night, the PBS program Charlie Rose had an all-liberal panel to whine about the Democratic Party’s electoral losses throughout the country and complained that President Obama didn’t tout his agenda throughout the campaign season. During the discussion, Bloomberg View’s Al Hunt argued that "this is the most content free election I`ve ever seen. The Republicans basically ran totally against Barack Obama… the Republicans have been nothing but negative."