To hear the liberal media tell it, you’d think Donald Trump and the Republicans are solely responsible for lowering the public discourse. Yet, many prominent Democrats in this election cycle have uttered heinous and insulting words about public figures and treated their fellow Americans terribly, but you probably never heard about them if you only got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network news shows.
North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s seat may be the one Democratic-held Senate seat most at risk in the upcoming elections. But there was little acknowledgment of that reality – or one reason why it might be so – in reporter Catie Edmondson and data-cruncher Rachel Shorey’s validating Sunday New York Times piece “A ‘No’ Vote on Kavanaugh Yields a Windfall for Heitkamp’s Campaign Coffers." The story failed to bring up the related matter of Heitkamp’s offensive campaign newspaper ad, that named sexual assault victims without their consent and which resulted in a firing of a staffer.
On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, correspondent Scott Pelley conducted a hostile interrogation of Republican Senator Susan Collins, aghast at her decision to support the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. At the same time, he treated Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp as a “rare” hero for voting against Kavanaugh.
During and after the cloture vote Friday morning to move forward with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, NBC’s Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell held out hope that unnamed Republican Senators could change their minds to oppose Kavanaugh and that, amidst the onslaught of pressure (read: verbal harassment from the left), voting against the Judge is thinking “beyond reelection.”
On Thursday night, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was in a more jubilant mood than he might have been earlier in the week on the issue of stopping Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh thanks to the “profile in courage” from Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp (ND) in opposing Kavanaugh. With Heitkamp opposing the Judge, Matthews expressed optimism that there was a “road to hope” paved by other Senators from both sides of aisle who might “protect its constitutional role” in not “bowing to the executive.”
Ever since President Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh on July 9 to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left open by retiring “swing justice” Anthony Kennedy, those on the left and in the media have hammered the pick as everything from “controversial” to “cruelly regressive.” While some swore they’d do anything to prevent the Supreme Count from turning more conservative, Time magazine writer Abigail Simon asserted that Kavanaugh is almost certain to be approved, so liberals and Democrats must adapt to the situation until they regain control of the Senate, whenever that happens.
Democrats are going to need to hold seats in pro-Trump red states to achieve a majority. Democrat papers like The Washington Post are there to help. Post reporter Sean Sullivan reported on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), repeating her insistence that Donald Trump asked her to switch parties...because she was already so conservative! Her 2017 American Conservative Union voting score was Zero, and she has a lifetime score over five years of 11 percent.
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-S.D.) appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Monday morning to discuss a variety of topics including the impending vote on Scottish independence.
At the end of the segment, co-host Joe Kernen joked that when he goes to Scotland to play golf he will wear a kilt to “mark my ball” to which Heitkamp crudely asked “which one?”
Wow, talk about being stuck in the '60s -- the 1860s.
With all the certitude of an arrested adolescent, left-wing radio host Randi Rhodes is convinced the South will secede once again, this time over the Second Amendment. (audio clip after page break)