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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers tried their hand at reality television with mixed results on Wednesday as they presented arguments to the American public for the impeachment of a former star of the genre, Donald Trump.
Unlike the best reality TV shows - not to mention the Trump presidency itself - fireworks and explosive moments were scarce, however.
Democrats need the hearings to resonate with the broader American public to gain support for a process that could lead to the impeachment and removal of the Republican commander-in-chief.
Through hours of testimony and questioning that aired live on U.S. broadcast and cable networks, the proceedings were rather staid, with only the occasional raised voice or snippy retort.
To the president’s son, Eric Trump, it was a big yawn.
This is how Reuters covered impeachment. Someone needs to get Adam Schiff on the phone and let him know he needs to get Neil Patrick Harris to do an opening medley for the next hearing as the reality show was getting dull for this poor media member and Eric Trump.
In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.
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“It’s about telling people who don’t agree with you that they are backward by definition,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a Democratic strategist who advised Bill Clinton’s presidential reelection campaign. The line was a “stab” to those who don’t agree with her, he said, and “it is a battle cry for men to turn out against Elizabeth Warren.”
John Ziegler, an anti-Trump conservative, said Warren’s words conveyed no such generosity. Her message and her body language, he said, telegraphed a dislike of men.
Trump voters in places such as the Florida Panhandle and central Pennsylvania, he said, will think, “ ‘Oh my God — this woman hates us.’ ”
“It plays right into the narrative about her, which is that she’s an out-of-touch liberal from Massachusetts, and this whole obsession with wokeness that the Democratic Party has where the white male is under attack,” Ziegler said.
Let me get this straight. Defending equal rights is now a battle cry for men to turn against Warren? First of all, bigots and homophobes are not just men so this makes no sense. These quotes read as men just looking for another reason to oppose a woman running for president. The Washington Post really went out of their way here to find people to oppose a comment Warren made when it has been pretty clear she supports same sex marriage. This was not some big surprise, they just were looking for the next moment to take a woman down a notch.
Last little note. Before anyone points out that a woman wrote this, it does not change a thing. The New York Times has always found women to do the job of taking down other women, and this is not just a problem in the media.
I edited this post after publishing to add the following tweet, it says it perfectly.
This story in WaPo...my god— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 12, 2019
Quoting John Ziegler, who regularly attacks survivors of sexual violence, and has made it his life’s mission to exonerate Jerry Sandusky, is the best you could do @AnnieLinskey?
The whole piece is an embarrassing disaster https://t.co/e3f8lEh0rf pic.twitter.com/wPSfOHTewW
Warren’s decision to placate and enmesh herself in these institutions is an indication that she has less interest in revolutionizing the party than in working within its creaky machinery to attain power. But we knew this already: In August, The New York Times reported that Warren was quietly “signaling to party leaders that, far from wanting to stage a ‘political revolution’ in the fashion of Mr. [Bernie] Sanders, she wants to revive the beleaguered Democratic National Committee and help recapture the Senate while retaining the House in 2020.” In this context, “revive” means “raise lots of money for,” which the article made clear: She told donors at a DNC event this summer that she had “raised or gave more than $11 million helping get Democrats elected up and down the ballot around the country” and “sent contributions to all 50 state parties, the national committees and the redistricting fight.”
It’s really hard to convey how stupid this is. Bernie Sanders has convinced a bunch of people that he is running to be King. In fact it might explain why there is a group that runs in that circle that is not happy with the impeachment proceedings happening now. They don’t like everything about Trump, but they like his immigration policies, his trade policies, and most of all they like that he thinks the president is more of a king than the head of a republic.
Imagine thinking it’s not important to win the house or the senate when running for president? I hope many of you enjoyed 2016 because 2020 is going to be a repeat in many ways. One thing is for sure, we will see Sanders’ supporters burning down the Dem nominee when it’s not their cult hero again.
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I firmly believe this is the most ambitious update to iOS since perhaps the redesign of iOS 7. However, while that was an overhaul of how iPhone and iPad worked visually, iOS 13 overhauls the entire way users can interact with their devices. Just a few years ago, apps were operating in silos and couldn’t talk to each other; now, every function of every app can be abstracted out from the interface, brought it all into a brand-new programming language that involves absolutely zero actual coding, and—oh yeah—it works across almost every Apple device using only your voice.
Such organized opposition has killed transit projects elsewhere. Donors to Building a Better Phoenix include the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, a group with ties to Americans for Prosperity, an influential political advocacy organization funded by oil industry billionaires Charles and David Koch. David Koch died Friday. Americans for Prosperity has campaigned against transit in Arkansas and Utah, and in 2018 the group led a successful door-knocking campaign to defeat a light-rail project on the ballot in Nashville.
Racial issues were central to Reagan’s political success during the 1966 California gubernatorial election. He denounced the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while running radio ads referring to urban areas as “jungles.” Regarding fair housing, he emphasized: “If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house, it is his right to do so.” This resonated well with white conservative suburban voters in places such as Orange County, Calif.
Sometimes it’s important to reminded of the obvious.
I don’t want to hear another word about whether the Americans scored too much or over-celebrated. This is a team in full attack mode, fighting not just to win a World Cup, but to prove a larger point about their worth. They’ve been denied fair pay compared to their men’s team for years and they’re out to make a statement about just how good they are, both on the pitch and in the court of public opinion. You don’t make up a chronic pay gap with ladylike restraint. You do it by kicking through a wall.
There is never anything to add to a Sally Jenkins’ article.