President Donald Trump infuriated the left again on June 19, when he awarded supply-side economist Arthur Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The left’s reaction was predictably vicious. An MSNBC analyst called Laffer one of the most “destructive forces” in economics since Herbert Hoover. New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait minced no words about his anger over Laffer’s award ceremony, calling him a “kook” elevated to “metaphysical status” within the Republican Party. He ridiculed Laffer’s theory as “provably untrue” and based on a “fake curve.”
Not content solely to use the offensive “climate denier” term against dissenting views on climate change, a Guardian writer adopted the term “extinction deniers” in a tirade against skeptics on May 23. Contributing writer Jim Tobias claimed Republicans instigated a “campaign of climate deception,” and smeared them as “extinction deniers” for listening to critics of an upcoming United Nations report during a May 22, House committee hearing.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough says that not judging friends according to their vote is "a little harder to do in 2018." Scarborough had tweeted that those voting for "Trump," [i.e., Republicans] are voting for "lies" and "racism."
On Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch, discussing the Republicans' handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation, says: "you're seeing on display a metaphor of, like, what this party is, and just basically, just ignorant white men." Deutsch slurred of millions of decent, intelligent, Americans in the context of arguing that "the only move for the Republicans" is to dump Kavanaugh and "move on" because he is a "stain."
As the November 6 midterm election draws ever nearer, the people at the liberal Time magazine continue their efforts to help the Democratic Party recapture both the Senate and the U. S. House of Representatives. Part of that "sunny future" is Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan not only winning re-election, but also leaping to a post in the leadership of the Democratic Congressional Caucus.
The Washington Post is not known as a staunch defender of Christianity, but a columnist for the liberal newspaper found a way to both criticize evangelicals in this country and slam President Donald Trump all in one stroke. While a guest during CBS’s Face the Nation program on Sunday morning, Michael Gerson -- a nationally syndicated columnist whose writing appears twice weekly in the Post and who served as a top aide and speech-writer for former Republican President George W. Bush -- hammered evangelicals who support Trump as “slimy political operatives, not moral leaders.”
As they always do, ABC automatically knew who to blame for the possible federal government shutdown Saturday. ABC's political analyst Matthew Dowd compared the current situation to the Jimmy Carter era, on January 19th's Good Morning America, saying that Democrats had the upper hand with Americans' sympathies, because they didn’t have “control” of Congress or the White House.
Even though few political campaigns are underway this year, the gubernatorial contests in New Jersey and Virginia have drawn the attention of the All Things Considered weekday program on the liberal, taxpayer-funded National Public Radio network. Host Ari Shapiro began a segment on Tuesday, October 31, by stating: “The Republican candidates in both of these states have released attack ads claiming the Democratic opponents would not enforce immigration laws and would endanger people living in those states.”
Netflix premiered its new original show GLOW on Friday, June 23. GLOW stands for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” and though the show is inspired by the real-life GLOW from the 80’s, the fictionalized version differs greatly from the original.
Liberal NBC finally dedicated a serious amount of time to the “political terrorism” committed against the North Carolina Republican Party over the weekend, in the form of a firebombing of an HQ office. But instead of focusing on the heinous act, they decided to paint Republicans as the ones stoking the violence. “Tensions have been rising all year in a campaign that's seen undertones of violence,” reported NBC’s Peter Alexander, while playing clips of fights at Donald Trump rallies on Monday’s NBC Nightly News.
On Sunday NBC’s Meet the Press pondered the possibility of a new “realignment” of America’s two party system following the 2016 election. Moderator Chuck Todd and his panel fretted that the realignment would be based on education, with Republicans getting the short end of the stick. “And I can just point you to this break down of our New Hampshire poll, among college educated voters, she's up 20,” reported Todd, “Among non-college educated voters, he's up 20. There’s your realignment.”
It has been well documented that the left’s favorite accusation to throw at the right is that all Republicans are racists, and use secret “dog whistles” to communicate that message. However, now that the liberal media seem to be in the early stages of panic over Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning, on Sunday, CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter wondered if the press have called the right racist enough.