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Kellyanne Conway: Trump Attacked Mika Brzezinski to Change the ‘One-Way Conversation of Toxicity’ (Video)



Conway Stunningly Claims Trump Tweeting Is ‘The Democratization of Information’

Kellyanne Conway took to Fox News Friday morning to defend President Donald Trump, but her defense didn’t actually help. The Counselor to the President admitted that Trump’s horrific Thursday morning attack on MSNBC co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, especially on Brzezinski, was designed to “change the conversation” of “one-way toxicity,” presumably to two-way, given his remarks.

“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore),” Trump had said on Twitter. “Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came … to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”

“it’s incredible to watch people play armchair psychologist, outwardly ridiculing the president’s physicalities, his mental state, calling names that you wouldn’t want your children to call on the playground,” Conway told the co-hosts at Fox & Friends, “and then all of a sudden feigning shock when he wants to fight back and defend himself,” she said.

“And hopefully, change the conversation, because the conversation right now is a one-way conversation of toxicity. A lot of these people on television right now do not criticize his policies, they do not criticize his actions and his beliefs, they criticize him,” she said, falsely.

The only TV pundits who are not regularly criticizing Trump’s policies, actions, or beliefs are Fox News hosts like Sean Hannity.

Conway was also asked if the White House holds meetings before Trump tweets to determine a strategy. She responded by saying he “controls his social media platform,” which reaches “100 million people as I understand it.” She curiously added, “he tells me, as if insulating herself from charges of lying. Trump does not have 100 million followers, although he may have a “reach” of 100 million, which is a technical term whose meaning is determined by social media companies.

She also said Trump’s tweeting “is his way of cutting out the middle man,” presumably the media. “The middle man doesn’t like it,” she claimed. (Actually, journalists have said they love when Trump tweets as it’s raw material for news-making.)

“I call it the democratization of information,” Conway said. She falsely claimed he uses social media “often” to “tell the veterans they are seen as one patient across the DOD and the VA.” That’s demonstrably false.

ThinkProgress’ Zack Ford writes, “In other words, it doesn’t matter what he says because it’s so great that he has a venue in which to say it.” Trump has made clear facts don’t matter – but his attacks also make clear either does policy, agenda, or messaging.

“He’s telling Americans that after seven and a half years of ObamaCare, lying to people about keeping their plans,” she said, rattling off claims of insurers pulling out, Conway said Trump “uses that social media platform to do that.”

Conway went on to defend Trump by saying, “As a woman who knows him and works for him, I’m very pleased at how he treats women in this workplace, the White House.” 

She noted she is a mother of four children.

“His two daughters and his wife are three of the strongest, most intelligent, most courageous women I’ve ever met, and they’re all willing to be public servants at this point,” Conway said, adding he has been “elevating women” in his business and in the White House, including in the cabinet. Trump has just two women in his cabinet. At this point in his administration President Barack Obama had four women in his cabinet, with a total of eight during his tenure.

Conway also said “millions of women rejected a woman for President.” But millions more women voted for Clinton than for Trump, 54% to 42%.

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‘DEFCON 1 Moment’: Former Obama Advisor Slams Republicans Who ‘Hate Democracy’ and Warns It’s ‘Hanging by a Thread’



“This is an existential threat”

David Plouffe, former President Barack Obama’s campaign manager and White House senior advisor, slammed Republican lawmakers who “hate democracy,” which he warned is “hanging by a thread.” He also urged the Dept. of Justice to be “all over” the recount on Arizona, but warned the white supremacists, QAnon and MAGA cultists have already decided that Trump won the state, despite the actual facts that Joe Biden won, a fact that Republicans in positions of power agree with.

“This is a DEF CON 1 moment for democracy,”  Plouffe told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace. “We’re not threatened by other nations or enemies, it’s a threat from within. Democracy is hanging by the thinnest thread in our country’s history. And what’s happening in Phoenix, Arizona, should be happening across the board of Roswell, New Mexico,” he added, apparently mocking Area 51 conspiracy theorists.

“It’s just crazy town. ”

“By the way there’s no question that the end of this ridiculous theatricality of the collection of white nationalists and QAnon supporters and Trump cult members are going to say, ‘you know, Trump should have won Arizona.’ We already know the outcome. But this is deadly serious. The Department of Justice needs to be all over this not just in Arizona, but all these efforts around the country.”

Plouffe called it “puzzling” because “you’ve got all these Republican elected officials who are in office because they chose to participate in the theater of democracy, and I’m not sure we’ve ever seen people in America hate democracy this much, because basically what they want to do is enshrine themselves in power and they’re doing it because they’re fearful of this ridiculous, shameful, historically incompetent cult leader down in Mar-a-Lago, who they all traipse down there and pledge allegiance to,” he said of Donald Trump.

“And none of them got into politics because they thought they were going to be weak-kneed and bending the ring to a cult leader but that’s where they’ve found themselves. Issues are secondary, their own careers in many respects are secondary.”

“Everybody who’s concerned about this country, not about who wins the next election or the one after that, but the entire enterprise is at risk here. This is an existential threat. And so it’s great to see DOJ, getting involved, to see a lot of groups like Mark Elias’ are starting to file lawsuits, but what ultimately needs to happen here and this won’t solve all of it is Congress must act.”

“They must pass voting rights legislation, and if they don’t because a few Democratic senators decide that protecting the filibuster, which of course has its roots in slavery and racism, you’re going to basically protect that, so that our democracy and our country can be handed over in permanence, to a party that increasingly is comfortable with white nationalism,” Plouffe said, it would be “tragic.”


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Shadowy Right Wing Group One Step Closer to Overturning Arizona City’s New LGBTQ Civil Rights Protections



A group hiding behind a two-page website that lists no actual persons or physical address has submitted enough signatures to get a repeal of Mesa, Arizona’s new LGBTQ civil rights protections law onto the ballot for the November 2022 election.

According to news reports no one seems to know who founded United for Mesa, a Political Action Committee created days after the Mesa City Council passed the non-discrimination ordinance. The website lists an email address, phone number, and P.O. Box.

“Give the People a Voice,” the website urges, meaning they believe citizens should vote on civil rights, something studies show overwhelmingly ends with the majority voting to deprive the minority of equal rights. It also claims the “Mesa City Council just passed an ordinance WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF MESA RESIDENTS,” which is false. In a representative democracy, citizens elect leaders to make these very decisions for them.

Calling the group “below-the-radar, with no official leaders or posted public meetings,” the East Valley Tribune reported last month that “Unofficial leaders like Barbara R. Parker rallied like-minded troops via Facebook and other outlets.”

“Thank you to every petition signer and gatherer who helped save Mesa!” Parker posted Thursday night.

“Thank the Lord! I have never seen so many people working so hard to get signatures,” wrote Paula Smith in a comment to Parker’s post. “It’s been amazing! I’m so thankful everyone’s hard work paid off!”

“Thank you everyone for going the extra distance, so we may all have a voice in such an important decision,” added Charmon Puhlmann, a bus driver for Mesa Public Schools.

Political consultant George Khalaf’s firm, The Arizona Republic reports, “is leading the referendum effort against the ordinance,” but it does not mention what, if any, relationship he has with United for Mesa.

Last year the Arizona Capitol Times reported Khalaf was a political consultant to Republican state Representative Nancy Barto, in an article discussing an anti-transgender bill.

An email to United for Mesa did not receive a response by press time.




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‘It’s Not National God Day’: Pat Robertson’s Reporter Mocked for Attacking Biden’s National Day of Prayer Proclamation



David Brody, a political analyst for Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), is getting criticized for attacking President Joe Biden’s National Day of Prayer Proclamation. Brody, a Trump acolyte, slammed the proclamation because it doesn’t include the word “God.”

President Biden’s proclamation clearly was written to be as inclusive as possible, something he has strived to achieve with nearly everything he does.

“Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance,” Biden a devout Catholic, says in the document. “Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor, and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans. Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.”

He goes on to talk about the First Amendment protecting “the rights of free speech and religious liberty, including the right of all Americans to pray.”

But that wasn’t good enough for Brody, a far right wing Christian, who appeared to believe that the proclamation should honor only Christians.

Former Trump personal attorney Jenna Ellis chimed in, replying to Brody with this slur:

On social media Brody was blasted.


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