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: Even CNN had to admit that Democrats hoping for a blue wave or blue tsunami were disappointed on election night. Here’s chief political correspondent Gloria Borger.
Gloria Borger: There’s no tsunami. There’s no tsunami coming. I mean, winning the House by one vote, by one member is enough, is enough for them. But there’s a lot of disappointment that I’m hearing from people. I’m also hearing talk about recounts in Florida. Can you believe it?
Tim: Believe it. Shades of hanging chads, recounts dragging on forever, the 2000 presidential election, Florida in the spotlight, again. Republican Rick Scott appeared to have won the Senate race there, but thousands of votes from Palm Beach and Broward counties, both Democrat strongholds, started appearing after election night. The counting continues, and Scott said it’s an outrage.
Well, didn’t that just set the media ablaze.
Rick Scott: It’s been over 48 hours since the polls closed, and Broward and Palm Beach counties are still finding and counting ballots. The supervisors, Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher, could not seem to say how many ballots still exist, and where these ballots came from or where they have been. Every Floridian should be concerned; there may be a rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
Tim: Yes, the Democrat lawyers have descended on South Florida, and when these new votes stop pouring in, nobody knows. Meanwhile, once again, President Trump broke the mold at his post-election press conference, doing something we’ve never seen before, taunting the members of his own party who refused his embrace and lost.
President Trump: You had some that decided to, “Let’s stay away. Let’s stay away.” They did very poorly. I’m not sure that I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it. Mike Coffman – too bad, Mike. Mia Love – Mia Love gave me no love and she lost, too bad. Sorry about that, Mia. Barbara Comstock was another one. I mean, I think she could have won that race, but she didn’t want to have any embrace. She lost, substantially lost.
Tim: Well, didn’t that just set the media ablaze, particularly, of course, CNN and one of its bevy of Trump haters, Jake Tapper.
Jake Tapper: The president started out by doing a dance on the graves of Republicans who did not show him enough fealty. I’ve never seen a president take delight in people of his own party losing. The only thing I can say, compare that to, is some of the works of Francis Ford Coppola or Martin Scorsese. I mean, that’s how gangsters act. The idea that you’re not loyal to them, and therefore you deserve the punishment.
Tim (in Marlon Brando voice): I don’t like it when you don’t accept my embrace.
Shades of the Godfather, but it was later that same day when another Trump-deranged CNN correspondent, the infamous grandstanding Jim Acosta, made a spectacle of himself again, and this time went too far.
Jim Acosta: One of the statements that you made in the tail end of the campaign in the midterms…
President Trump: Here we go.
Jim Acosta: Well, if you don’t mind, Mr. President…
President Trump: It’s coming.
Jim Acosta: That this caravan was an invasion.
President Trump: I consider it to be an invasion.
Jim Acosta: As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion. It’s a group of migrants moving up from Central America toward the border with the U.S.
President Trump: Thank you for telling me that, I appreciate it.
Jim Acosta: They’re hundreds of miles away, though. They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away, that’s not an invasion.
President Trump: You know what, I think you should, honestly, I think you should let me run the country. You run CNN, and if you did it well, your ratings would be much better. Okay, that’s enough.
Jim Acosta: If I may ask one other question, Mr. President, if I may. If I may ask one other question, are you worried?…
President Trump: That’s enough. That’s enough.
Jim Acosta: I was going to ask one other, the other folks are asking. Pardon me, ma’am (he pushes away arm of intern). Mr. President…
President Trump: That’s enough.
Jim Acosta: Mr. President, I had one other question, if I may ask, on the Russia investigation. Are you concerned that you may have indictments coming down?
President Trump: I’m not concerned about anything about this investigation because it’s a hoax. I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them.
Tim: In the middle of that diatribe by Acosta, he pushed away a White House intern and then had his White House press credentials stripped. But Acosta wasn’t the only one using the press briefing to advance a personal point of view. Here’s a reporter from PBS.
Yamiche Alcindor: Hi, Mr. President, Yamiche Alcindor with PBS News Hour. On the campaign trail, you called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists.
President Trump: I don’t know why you’d say that, it’s such a racist question.
Yamiche Alcindor: There are some people that say that now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric.
President Trump: I don’t believe that.
Yamiche Alcindor: What do you make of that?
President Trump: I don’t believe it. Well, why do I have my highest poll numbers ever with African Americans?
Tim: Probably because black unemployment is at the lowest level ever recorded. But that was hardly the end of an eventful day after the election. The president forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was on the chopping block from the moment he recused himself from oversight of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, and longtime GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy was hardly surprised.
Trey Gowdy: It was going to happen. I knew it was going to happen after the election. I did not think it would happen before all the votes had been counted. But he’s been a proverbial dead man walking for several months now.
Tim: And so the president has named Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, as acting Attorney General for the time being, which led to an immediate complaint from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Chuck Schumer: Protecting Mueller and his investigation is paramount. It would create a constitutional crisis if this were a prelude to ending or greatly limiting the Mueller investigation. I hope President Trump and those he listens to will refrain from that. I find the timing very suspect.
Tim: There you go, a constitutional crisis. On the left, everything is these days.
Finally, evidence of the supposed compassion of the left on Saturday Night Live, which has become like other late-night shows, a Trump hate-fest. They made fun of a Republican who was wounded in battle and wears an eye patch.
Pete Davidson: This guy is kind of cool, Dan Crenshaw.
Co-Anchor: Oh, come on, man.
Pete Davidson: No, hold on. You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hit man in a porno movie. I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war or whatever… (laughing by both ensues)
Tim: There, my friends, is the American Left, circa 2018.