Harold Ford has been accused of flip flopping on issues like abortion and gay marriage as he is apparently planning to mount a primary challenge to Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in New York. Stephen Colbert expressed his admiration for Ford’s wavering positions by awarding him “Alpha Dog of the Week” Monday.
The former congressman from Tennessee has tried to shed the charge of carpetbagger but Colbert applauded Ford’s “massive carpet bags.” Ford could have tried to ingratiate himself to the locals but when asked if he had been to Staten Island, he proudly said, “I landed there in the helicopter, so I can say yes.”
“You see,” explained Colbert. “Ford wants to represent all the people of New York, who, to him, all look like tiny, tiny ants.”
The Comedy Central comedian went on to praise the the audacity of Ford for changing his position on issues important to New York Democrats. “I gotta give Ford credit for having the musky sack to change not only his address but also his political views,” said Colbert.
Four years ago, Ford told then-Fox host Alan Colmes, “I was not pro-choice at one time.”
Just last week, the former congressman seemed to contradict himself when he said, “I am personally pro-choice & legislatively pro-choice.”
“He believes that every American has the right to choose when it is politically expedient to be pro-life,” explained Colbert.
And in 2006, when asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about his position on gay marriage, Ford said, “Well, I’ve never flip-flopped on gay marriage, Mr. blitzer. I’ve always been opposed to it.”
Only last Monday Ford told Matt Lauer that he was in favor of “civil unions and same-sex marriage.”
“But what really puts Ford ahead of the butt-sniffing chain is that he’s not pulling this reversal in Clustermunch, Iowa,” explained Colbert. “He’s doing this in New York City: the media capitol of the world” where all the bits of video tape are saved and “there are whole newspaper pages dedicated to everything famous people do.”
“So, for lifting your leg on New Yorkers and telling us it’s just and egg cream, you sir, are my Alpha Dog of the Week,” exclaimed Colbert.
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast Jan. 25, 2010.
Wall Street Journal drops a truth-bomb on Trump over his market-destroying trade war: ‘Everyone loses’
In yet another blast from the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, the editors looked back at Friday's stock market free fall and pointed the finger directly at President Donald Trump and his "trade-war general" Peter Navarro for being the main culprits.
After Friday's disastrous stock market session that took a major downturn due to the escalation of the trade war -- with China and Trump ordering billions of dollars in new tariffs -- the Journal pointed out that there will be no winners.
G7 off to a rough start as Trump aides slam host Macron’s agenda
With President Donald Trump at the latest G7 summit, all eyes are on the interactions between him and French President Emmanuel Macron. The two world leaders started off amicably, exchanging pleasantries, but behind the scenes, things have grown contentious.
According to Politico, Trump officials are railing against Macron, accusing him of trying to "fracture" the summit by steering the negotiations away from trade and into areas like climate change.
This development comes after Trump harshly criticized Macron for enacting a tax on digital services, which could increase costs for American tech companies like Google and Facebook. Trump threatened that if France does not suspend its "unfair" digital tax, "we'll be taxing their wine like they've never seen before." It is a threat that Trump has made repeatedly over the last few weeks whenever he has gotten angry at France.
A likely recession could doom Trump
President Donald Trump is worried that there will be a recession before the 2020 election. For once, he is right about something.
This article first appeared in Salon.
"The Economy is strong and good, whereas the rest of the world is not doing so well. Despite this the Fake News Media, together with their Partner, the Democrat Party, are working overtime to convince people that we are in, or will soon be going into, a Recession," Trump tweeted on Friday in a clear attempt to assuage concerns. "They are willing to lose their wealth, or a big part of it, just for the possibility of winning the Election. But it won’t work because I always find a way to win, especially for the people!"