Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class. Here is the latest episode:
Tim Donner: The 2018 midterm elections are dead ahead, and the Democrats keep shooting themselves in the foot. In Georgia, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams ignited quite the firestorm by saying the blue wave that Democrats are hoping to ride to control of the House and Senate will include a, shall we say, diverse array of voters.
Stacey Abrams: It is made up of those who’ve been told that they are not worthy of being here.
Audience: Yeah! Woo!
Stacey Abrams: It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented.
Tim: Whoops. Probably not the best idea to encourage illegal aliens to vote, especially when Donald Trump has promised to shut down a caravan of Central Americans headed for our southern border, and many polls reveal that illegal immigration remains a true hot-button issue for Republicans. But the woman who would presumably become Speaker of the House if Republicans take control of the lower chamber of Congress, the woman Republicans love to hate, Nancy Pelosi said this week that she is unalterably opposed to any kind of border wall and essentially favors open borders.
It happens to be like a manhood issue for the president…
Nancy Pelosi: We have to do something other than building a wall. In my view, it is immoral, expensive, ineffective, and not something that people do between countries, but in any event, it happens to be like a manhood issue for the president and I’m not interested in that.
Tim: Okay, sure. Well, one of the most closely-tracked races in the Senate is in Texas, where Ted Cruz is defending his seat against upstart progressive Beto O’Rourke, a new darling on the left. O’Rourke did something few Democrats have done in a debate with Cruz this week, he used the words of President Trump against his Republican opponent.
Beto O’Rourke: Senator Cruz is not going to be honest with you. He’s going to make up positions and votes that I’ve never held or have ever taken. He’s dishonest. That’s why the President called him Lying Ted, and it’s why the nickname stuck, because it’s true.
Ted Cruz: It’s clear Congressman O’Rourke’s pollsters have told him to come out on the attack, so if he wants to insult me and call me a liar, that’s fine, but you know John Adams famously said, “Facts are stubborn things.”
Beto O’Rourke: You are all talk and no action.
Tim: Cruz is still well ahead and may be pulling away in that race. Many have said that Beto O’Rourke, pushing a full-bore, progressive agenda in Texas is not actually running for the Senate, but staging a demo for a presidential campaign in two years when his name might be added to the dozens of Democrats already fantasizing about a knockout of Donald Trump in 2020.
Now, one of the things Republicans are trying to do as we approach Election Day, November 6th, is invoke the name of Hillary Clinton whenever and wherever possible. The tone-deaf loser of the 2016 election gave them more fodder this week when she was questioned on CBS about her husband’s tryst with Monica Lewinsky, which led to his impeachment.
CBS Interviewer: In retrospect, do you think Bill should’ve resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal?
Hillary Clinton: Absolutely not.
CBS Interviewer: It wasn’t an abuse of power?
Hillary Clinton: No. No.
She was an adult …
CBS Interviewer: There are people who look at the incidents of the ’90s and they say a president of the United States cannot have a consensual relationship with an intern. The power imbalance is too great-
Hillary Clinton: She was an adult … But let me ask you this. Where’s the investigation of the current incumbent, against whom numerous allegations have been made?
Tim: That’s it, change the subject so people might forget that you just justified your husband’s sex with an intern in the White House. Democrats, by the way, are practically begging this woman to leave the stage, but she won’t.
Finally, an interesting perspective on how Donald Trump has evolved from candidate to president. It comes from Lesley Stahl of CBS after she interviewed Trump as a candidate, then as President-Elect, and then as President on 60 Minutes last Sunday.
Lesley Stahl: In terms of the three interviews, he was completely different. The one that really stood out was the one three days after he won the election … where it was my impression that he was in total shock. Right now, he’s so much more confident. He is truly President, and you felt it. I felt it in this interview.
Tim: Large and in charge.