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: It was a week for not just a hurricane as Florence bore down on the Carolinas and delivered a drenching and devastating rain, but the politics of hurricanes. It started with a bold claim by President Trump about his administration’s response to hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico last year.
President Trump: Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success.
Tim: So, everyone, it seems, was waiting to jump on the ain’t-it-awful bandwagon after that statement … using an academic study from George Washington University commissioned by the government of Puerto Rico, using some sort of formula that made the number of deaths from the two hurricanes jump from 18 when Trump left the island to almost 3000, apparently by simply comparing the number of deaths in the last year to the number from the same time the year before. But Democrats like Joe Biden, Republicans like Paul Ryan, and the Governor of Puerto Rico himself, Ricardo Rosselló, gave the Trump haters exactly what they wanted to hear.
Joe Biden: By the way, there are no problems in America. Everybody’s doing well. Things are fair and decent, and no one died in Puerto Rico. I mean-
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI): Casualties don’t make a person look bad, that’s not … So, I have no reason to dispute these numbers.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello: The victims and the people of Puerto Rico should not have their pain questioned.
Tim: Of course, this is the perfect opportunity for the left and the establishment to pounce and virtue signal because we will never really be able to determine how many of the deaths in Puerto Rico were because of the federal response to an island 1,000 miles from the mainland or the response of the Puerto Rico government, which is famously, how shall we say, of questionable competence.
But the media ran with those numbers unquestioningly, and allowed one of the most prominent victims of Trump Derangement Syndrome, the formerly respectable Jeffrey Toobin on CNN, to take the opportunity to repeat his assertion that this is not just a political miscalculation because President Trump is a white supremacist.
Jeffrey Toobin: Isn’t the story even darker than that? Isn’t the story that these people who died, apparently thousands of them in Puerto Rico, they’re not white people? And they don’t count.
Tim: You know, that kind of claim, which would be scandalous in any other political age, calling someone a white supremacist, is now so common on the left that it’s hardly even noticed anymore.
But if you want to know how crazy things have gotten on the left, one of the people actually considering running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 is the lawyer, or as I prefer to call him, ambulance chaser, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels who slapped a lawsuit on Trump, Michael Avenatti.
Michael Avenatti: I’m continuing to travel around the country. I’m meeting with people. I’m talking with people. I’m gauging the interest. People have been very enthusiastic. I promise you, I’ll decide by April.
CNN Host: You’ll decide by April.
Michael Avenatti: I promise you that.
CNN Host: So, the headline here, Michael Avenatti is seriously considering a presidential run and will decide yes or no by April.
Tim: Well, truth, as we’ve always known, is far stranger than fiction … Michael Avenatti for President.
Meanwhile, remember that anonymous letter from someone in the White House that was published in the New York Times? While most in the elite media used it as an opportunity to decry Donald Trump and his administration, there were a couple of small cracks in the armor which are worthy of note. On the issue of whether someone in the White House using his position to oppose the man who appointed him, the President of the United States, does this represent a cabal or soft coup d’état? Now, listen carefully to the host of Meet the Press, leftist Chuck Todd, and his guest, Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher, quietly admit the shocking reality of what Mr. Anonymous revealed.
Chuck Todd: This is disturbing on one hand because unelected cabal.
Cornell Belcher: I am, yes, disturbed by what appears to be a soft coup. Right?
Tim: OK, did you hear that? Those are leftists admitting that Mr. Anonymous was subverting our republic by interfering with the operations of a duly elected president. But it was significant in another way. Here’s House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA): If you ever wondered, is there a deep state? Is there somebody high in government that will hide behind media to work against the voters of America and create a constitutional crisis? It’s proven today that it is.
Tim: There you have it. Mr. Anonymous unwittingly providing proof positive that the deep state is very real.