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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Missed the Hewitt / Kornacki thing. MSNBC just can't let go of that thread.

Hewitt is trending on Twitter, as is condemnation of Kornacki for having him on.

I'm guessing it's just trolling from MSNBC, the "no such thing as bad publicity" thing, but every single one of their "experiments" in offering "conservative voices" has failed miserably...Hewitt in particular...and what Hewitt had to share (which I won't repeat here) rocketed right past the usual "Republican talking points," it was just pure unsubstantiated fantasy, offered for no reason I can think of beyond "triggering the libs" who watched it.

I still do the Maddow / O'Donnell / Williams thing on MSNBC, and that's about it. As I say every time i post it, yeah...I know some here don't care for Williams, but he doesn't provide a welcoming environment for guys like Hewitt, ya know?

WaPo: "On Capitol Hill, some Republicans fret -- mostly privately, to avoid his wrath..."

On Capitol Hill, some Republicans fret — mostly privately, to avoid his wrath — that Trump’s fixation on racial and other cultural issues leaves their party running against the currents of change. Coupled with the coronavirus pandemic and related economic crisis, these Republicans fear he is not only seriously impairing his reelection chances but also jeopardizing the GOP Senate majority and its strength in the House.

“The Senate incumbent candidates are not taking the bait and are staying as far away from this as they can,” said Scott Reed, a veteran Republican operative and chief strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has invested heavily in keeping GOP control of the Senate. “The problem is this is no longer just Trump’s Twitter feed. It’s expanded to the podium, and that makes it more and more difficult for these campaigns.



Activists and members of different Native American tribes protest Friday outside of Mount Rushmore in Keystone, S.D., ahead of President Trump’s arrival. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)


Trump has all but ignored the outcry and remains convinced that following his own instincts on race and channeling the grievances of his core base of white voters will carry him to victory against former vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, according to a White House official and an outside Trump adviser who requested anonymity to speak candidly.

“It’s the 2016 campaign all over again, when we had the Muslim ban and the wall, just add Confederate statues,” the outside adviser said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-racism-white-nationalism-republicans/2020/07/04/2b0aebe6-bbaf-11ea-80b9-40ece9a701dc_story.html
Posted by Miles Archer | Sat Jul 4, 2020, 03:27 PM (7 replies)

Susan Collins, CONCERNED about the "devastating effects the pandemic has had..."

Too bad that "concern" didn't extend itself to her two votes to keep Needy Amin in office.

Sen. Susan Collins
@SenatorCollins

The Fourth of July is typically the height of Maine’s busy summer tourism season, but near-empty hotels, inns, B&Bs, and restaurants underscore the devastating effects the pandemic has had on many of our state’s small businesses and jobs.
11:16 AM · Jul 4, 2020·Twitter Web App

https://twitter.com/SenatorCollins/status/1279433960746094593

The latest Gabriel Sherman Vanity Fair piece on Trump, a laundry list of 100% self-inflicted wounds.

With Donald Trump’s approval sinking to Jimmy Carter levels and coronavirus cases spiking across the country, Trump is reluctantly waking up to the grim reality that, if the current situation holds, his reelection is gone. Republicans that have spoken with Trump in recent days describe him as depressed and “down in the dumps.” “People around him think his heart’s not in it,” a Republican close to the White House said. Torn between the imperative to win suburban voters and his instincts to play to his base, Trump has complained to people that he’s in a political box with no obvious way out. According to the Republican, Trump called Tucker Carlson late last week and said, “what do I do? What do I do?”

To console himself, Trump still has moments of magical thinking. “He says the polls are all fake,” a Republican in touch with Trump told me. But the bad news keeps coming. This week, Jacksonville, Florida—where Trump moved the Republican National Convention so he could hold a 15,000-person rally next month—mandated that people wear masks indoors to slow the explosion of COVID-19 cases. According to a Republican working on the convention, the campaign is now preparing to cancel the event so that Trump doesn’t suffer another Tulsa–like humiliation. “They probably won’t have it,” the source said. “It’s not going to be the soft landing Trump wanted.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/07/trump-despondent-as-numbers-crater-loser-label-looms
Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:22 PM (7 replies)
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