Evangelical icon and right wing extremist Pat Robertson has now branded Republican voters’ positions as “counterproductive,” and says they are pushing the party too far to the right to win a general election, adding that if they want to win in 2012, the game they’re playing right now is “the game for losers.”
Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch reports that Robertson, himself once a GOP presidential candidate, “warned that the Republican primary base is pushing their partyâ€™s potential nominees to such extremes that they will be unelectable.”
Here’s the transcript of Robertson’s warning:
I believe it was Lyndon Johnson that said, â€˜Donâ€™t these people realize if they push me over to an extreme position Iâ€™ll lose the election? And Iâ€™m the one who will be supporting what they want but theyâ€™re going to make it so I canâ€™t win.â€™ Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff. Theyâ€™re forcing their leaders, the frontrunners, into positions that will mean they lose the general election. Now whether this did it to Cain I donâ€™t know, but nevertheless, you appeal to the narrow base and theyâ€™ll applaud the daylights out of what youâ€™re saying and then you hit the general election and they say â€˜no wayâ€™ and then the Democrat, whoever it is, is going to just play these statements to the hilt. Theyâ€™ve got to stop this! Itâ€™s just so counterproductive!
Well, if they want to lose, this is the game for losers.
Just last month, Robertson was in hot water himself for comments he made encouraging a man to leave his wife because she had Alzheimers. In June, Robertson said that God would destroy America because same-sex marriage became legal in New York. Robertson has also said that liberals want abortion to be legal so lesbians can be equal. And infamously, last year in the wake of the most devastating earthquake in Haiti’s history, Pat Robertson told Haitian Christians that they need â€œa great turning to God,â€ because hey made a â€œpact with the Devilâ€ to free themselves from the French. Basically, saying that hundreds of years ago, Haiti mortgaged the lives of their children toÂ Satan.
Good to know Robertson thinks Republican voters are the extreme ones. I mean, of course they are, but come on!
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McEnany Scorched for Hypocrisy After Calling Miles Taylor a ‘Coward’ and a ‘Two-Faced Liar’ Pushing His Own Agenda
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is once again under fire for her hypocrisy after attacking Miles Taylor. The former Homeland Security chief of staff for months has been criticizing the Trump administration, and today acknowledged he is “Anonymous,” the author of the bombshell 2018 New York Times op-ed revealing a small cadre of administration officials were working, he claimed, to protect America from Trump’s worst impulses.
“Miles Taylor, who now admits to being ‘Anonymous,’ once told us he was NOT Anonymous,” McEnany blared on Twitter. “He LIED! This is everything people hate about Washington — two-faced liars who push their own agendas at the expense of the People. This is the epitome of the swamp!”
She also issued a lengthy statement she submitted to the White House press pool calling Taylor a “coward,” and an “arrogant deep state operative.”
McEnany is President Donald Trump’s fourth press secretary, and while it is a crowded field she is by far the one who lies the most. Infamously, on her first day she promised reporters she would never lie to them in the beginning of her press briefing. Minutes later, she lied.
Many Americans see McEnany as a two-faced liar who pushes Trump’s agenda at the expense of the people.
On social media she was quickly scorched.
Going to leave this here.https://t.co/HQXrsZjYVD
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 28, 2020
Kayleigh taking a stand against lying is like a cow taking a stand against milk. https://t.co/GxaqPPww3V
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) October 28, 2020
This tweet isn’t the own she thinks it is though. https://t.co/zsjhNR2Y9r
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) October 28, 2020
OMG, you lie everyday. Talk about throwing stones at glass houses!
I agree with you and also hate “two-faced liars who push their own agendas at the expense of the People.”
Pot meet kettle.
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) October 28, 2020
Gee. Speaking of lies…… https://t.co/uzEZUcBO4s
— Sheila Dixon (@sheilad2000) October 28, 2020
Miles Taylor: 1
Donald Trump: 22,305 https://t.co/6lzqWK8DKl
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 28, 2020
Kayleigh, you realize you literally described yourself? Trumpian self-owns are always cluelessly charming. Or they would be, if there weren’t so many dead with so many new infections spreading out of control. Can’t wait to see you never. https://t.co/w0CSY6X8d9
— Jim Shepherd (@zathraslives) October 28, 2020
[spidermen pointing at each other dot gif] https://t.co/ghve8VUMVj
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) October 28, 2020
Whoa! The readings on this hypocrite detector are off the chart! https://t.co/DrYrr0AWUd
— Aaron Sanders (@TypeAwesome) October 28, 2020
Said the serial liar. https://t.co/kg8xVy8fGO
— 🇨🇦 Lyse (🇺🇸) not living in 2016. (@touteparpillee) October 28, 2020
The gall it takes for anyone from this White House to complain about someone reportedly lying to them. https://t.co/J3lpbp7lhJ
— Jason (@newtonian64) October 28, 2020
‘Basically Describing the Plot of The Purge’: Stephen Miller Spins Stunning Lies About Biden on Trump Campaign Call
White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller appeared on a Trump re-election campaign call Wednesday and delivered a stunning array of lies about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Among them, the former two-term Democratic vice president who spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate is a “radical outlier” who “would incentivize child smuggling and child trafficking on an epic global scale.”
The unsubstantiated attacks also included lies about the Trump administration’s actions, including the false claim that under President Donald Trump migrant children were not separated from their families. The Trump administration separated thousands of children from their parents and their siblings. A recent NBC News report found 545 children will likely never be reunited, as the administration deported the parents or did not keep track of them.
“This administration kept families together,” Miller, a white nationalist, told reporters, as PBS ands MSNBC journalist Yamiche Alcindor reports.
Miller was actually the architect of that policy, one designed to inflict as much emotional damage as possible in an attempt to get its victims to warn other Central American refugees to not come to the U.S.
The New York Times adds that on the campaign call Miller “offered an apocalyptic vision of a Biden presidency in which he said terrorists would pour into the U.S. and America’s southern border would be overrun by migrants.”
“Tens of millions will come from every single part of planet Earth,” Mr. Miller said. Noting that the Trump administration is maintaining a stringent cap on refugee admissions, he alleged that Mr. Biden would approve “a staggering increase on refugees from the most dangerous places in the world.”
Miller also claimed Biden “would incentivize child smuggling and child trafficking on an epic global scale,” CNN’s DL Judd adds, which is a staggering and unsubstantiated lie.
Judd also reports that “with the president’s refusal to condemn the dangerous Q Anon conspiracy theory, which baseless accuses a number of public figures of child trafficking, Miller’s comments on Biden are all the more dangerous.”
Daily Beast Contributing Editor Justin Baragona weighs in on Miller’s lie:
Straight up Q-baiting by Stephen Miller here https://t.co/q9dCEZFR74
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) October 28, 2020
BuzzFeed News immigration reporter Hamed Aleaziz, who has done extensive reporting on the Trump administration’s illegal treatment of migrant children, offers this colorful interpretation of Miller’s false claims:
Stephen Miller basically describing to reporters the plot of the Purge if Joe Biden wins the election.
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) October 28, 2020
CQ Roll Call immigration reporter Tanvi Misra:
Miller is on a campaign call rn talking about “terrorist refugees,” the end of asylum, attack of sanctuary cities and the like.
— tanvi (@Tanvim) October 28, 2020
And there’s this from Los Angeles Times White House reporter Noah Bierman:
Stephen Miller, in a call with reporters called Biden immigration plan “a radical outlier in the whole of human civilization.”
— Noah Bierman (@Noahbierman) October 28, 2020
Miller’s participation on the call itself is questionable, as he is a member of the administration. The campaign claimed he was appearing in his personal capacity but in recent weeks Trump officials have repeatedly violated the Hatch Act without the slightest concern.
Former Trump administration DHS spokesman David Lapan had some harsh words for Miller’s potential Hatch Act violation:
So is this another WH official campaigning for the president using government resources (including information obtained in the course of his official duties)?
And, preemptively, the “personal time/personal capacity” justification is BS.
— David Lapan (@DaveLapanDC) October 28, 2020
Watch: Trump Announces He Will Use the Courts to Stop States From Counting Ballots Past Election Day
President Donald Trump has just announced he will use the federal courts – which he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have packed with hundreds of far right wing extremist judges over the past four years – to block states from counting ballots past Election Day.
On Tuesday, Trump hinted as he often does, his intention – suggesting, falsely, that counting ballots after Election Day is illegal.
“It would be very, very proper and very nice if a winner were declared on Nov. 3, instead of counting ballots for two weeks, which is totally inappropriate, and I don’t believe that’s by our laws.” — Trump (In fact tallying all the ballots is consistent with the law.) pic.twitter.com/Dlj7DCiCT1
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 27, 2020
Vox journalist Aaron Rupar at the time noted, “I don’t know whether he’ll succeed, but it’s very clear that Trump is going to try to prevent states from tallying votes after Election Day.
He just made clear he will.
“We’ll see what happens at the end of the day,” on Election Day, Trump said Wednesday afternoon, according to CQ Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski. “Hopefully it won’t go longer than that. Hopefully the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after November 3rd to count ballots, that won’t be allowed by the various courts.”
Heres the video:
Pres. Trump says “hopefully” states counting ballots after Nov. 3 “won’t be allowed by the various courts…Hopefully that won’t be happening.”
— ABC News (@ABC) October 28, 2020
The “various courts,” include the U.S. Supreme Court, which weeks ago Trump made clear had to have nine Justices so it could decide the election in his favor. He got his wish in record time, with Justice Barrett’s Monday night confirmation and swearing in.
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 24, 2020
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