Tag Archives: hypocrisy

SUPERCUT: When Trump Called 306 Votes A “Landslide”

Mediaite reports: In many, many public appearances and campaign events in the past few years, Trump would fire up the audience by talking about that stunning election night and recounting in detail how he won some key states that shocked the media. After CNN called the Georgia race on Friday, Brianna Keilar ran a montage of all the times Trump …

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Trump Team Suddenly OK With Media Calling Alaska

The Daily Beast reports: Prominent Trumpsters, after claiming for days that election results were fraudulent and media outlets were in no place to announce winners, celebrated a call by media outlets on Wednesday that Trump and Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan had won Alaska. The Trump campaign and GOP have made unproven accusations of ballot fraud and irregular counting in several …

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SUPERCUT: When Fox Attacked Dems On Conceding

Mediaite reports: Thermonuclear hypocrisy — that’s the takeaway about Fox News after Comedy Central’s The Daily Show released a brutal supercut video from 2018 that shows those high-profile hosts from that networks slamming Democrats for not conceding quickly enough. The video rewinds footage from the midterm elections two years ago and plays old remarks made by leading primetime Fox News …

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Melania: Democrats Threaten Our “Traditional Values”

ABC News reports: In her first solo campaign event of 2020, first lady Melania Trump delivered her most political speech to date in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, blasting Democrats for attempting to divide the country, she said, and defending the administration for choosing to move forward — “not backward”– in its pandemic response. She went on to slam Democrats …

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Trump Casts Early In-Person Vote In West Palm Beach

The Palm Beach Post reports: President Donald Trump is casting his vote this morning at the Palm Beach County main library on Summit Boulevard. It marks the first time an incumbent president votes, in-person, in Florida. Trump did vote in both the March 17 presidential primary and the Aug. 18 general primary, but those ballots were sent as absentee votes. …

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Trump Campaign Flack: Voters Hate It When People “Make A Lot Of Money Trading On Their Family Name”

ABC News reports: Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace questioned Trump campaign senior advisor Jason Miller about the Trump campaign’s attacks on Democratic nominee Joe Biden in connection with his son Hunter’s work at Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, noting that two GOP-led Senate committees had cleared both men of any wrongdoing. “The fact is Vice President Biden has actually released …

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Trump’s COVID “Cure” Was Developed With Fetal Cells

The New York Times reports: The antibody cocktail for Covid-19 that President Trump touted on Wednesday afternoon was developed with cells originally derived from fetal tissue, a practice that the president had repeatedly condemned. In June 2019, the Trump administration suspended federal funding for most new scientific research involving fetal tissue derived from abortions. “Promoting the dignity of human life …

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There’s Always A Tweet: Tax Scandal Installment

Mediaite reports: There’s a recurring online gag among political observers that every time Donald Trump finds himself in a new quagmire or political scandal, there’s always a tweet from the president’s past that makes him look like a hypocrite on the issue of the day. Today, its on the subject of Trump’s taxes. The president ripped the story as “fake …

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Man Who Calls Catholicism A “Satanic Pagan Cult” Says Democrats Are Questioning Faith Of SCOTUS Nominee

Texas megachurch pastor and Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to accuse Democrats of questioning the Catholic faith of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Here’s some of what Jeffress himself has said about Catholicism in the past: This is the Babylonian mystery religion that spread like a cult throughout the entire world. The …

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Man Who Compared Obama To Hitler Says Anybody Who Compares Trump To Hitler Is “Ignorant Of History”

“The parallel today is simply that you have a government, a state, which is getting larger and larger and more and more powerful and it is beginning to push against the church. “There’s a window of opportunity where we can fight. If we don’t wake up and fight before then, we won’t be able to fight. That’s just what happened …

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Gardner Falls In Line On Vacancy: I’ll Vote To Confirm

Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports: Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner released a statement about his position on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gardner had avoided answering questions from journalists until Monday evening. “When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best …

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Graham Sends Dems Excuse For SCOTUS Hypocrisy: My Opinion Changed After You Mistreated Brett Kavanaugh

Via press release from Sen. Lindsey Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today sent a letter to committee Democrats regarding the recent Supreme Court vacancy. Graham wrote, “When the American people elected a Republican Senate majority in 2014, Americans did so because we committed to checking and balancing the end of President Obama’s lame duck presidency. We …

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Cruz: Bush V Gore Is Big Reason To Rush SCOTUS Vote

Sen. Ted Cruz writes for Fox News: Twenty years ago, I was part of the legal team that litigated Bush v. Gore and went to the Supreme Court. For thirty-six days, the country did not know who the president was going to be, and if we had had a four-four court it could have dragged on for weeks and months. …

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Cotton Confronted On SCOTUS Vacancy “Hypocrisy”

The Hill reports: Fox News’s Chris Wallace pressed Sen. Tom Cotton on Sunday on whether there is “any hypocrisy” between the Arkansas Republican’s 2016 comments to avoid a Supreme Court justice confirmation ahead of an election and his current view to “move forward without delay.” Cotton told “Fox News Sunday” that the GOP-led Senate has a “mandate to perform our …

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Graham: Ignore What I Said About SCOTUS In 2016

Sen. Lindsey Graham this afternoon tweeted out a link to a statement he made earlier this year: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the Senate would work to confirm a Supreme Court nominee this year if a vacancy arises, saying the circumstances are different from 2016, when Republicans blocked then-President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland. Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary …

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Lindsey Graham In 2016: If A SCOTUS Vacancy Occurs In 2020, “Use My Words Against Me” If We Go For It

“This is the last year of a lame-duck, and if Ted Cruz or Donald Trump get to be president, they’ve all asked us not to confirm or take up a selection by president Obama. So if a vacancy occurs in their last year, of their first term, guess what, you will use their words against them. You will use their …

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McConnell Vows Vote On Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed on Friday that whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will get a vote on the Senate floor, signaling a historic fight in Congress over one of the most polarizing issues in American politics. “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the …

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Trump Celebrated Voting By Mail In 2000 NYT Op-Ed

Salon reports: President Donald Trump, in a 2000 New York Times op-ed, cited the benefits of voting by mail and email as the principal reason why he had briefly run for president as a Reform Party candidate. “The Reform Party was my chosen vehicle because its nomination process does not involve a long string of early primaries, but instead culminates …

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Ex-GOP Foreign Affairs Chair Now Lobbying For China

Axios reports: Former House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Ed Royce, a Republican from California, has registered as a lobbyist for Chinese tech giant Tencent, which helps implement the Chinese Communist Party’s censorship and surveillance regime. The catch: While in office, Royce was an outspoken critic of the Vietnamese Communist Party’s human rights abuses and backed several bills targeting China. The …

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Trump Arrived To Song About Wealthy Draft Dodgers

The Independent reports: Donald Trump arrived at a rally in Michigan yesterday to the sound of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” – a protest song railing against inherited wealth, inequality in military service, and violent hypocrisy on the part of elected leaders. The content of “Fortunate Son” chimes awkwardly with Mr Trump’s biography, railing as it does against inherited wealth, …

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