Conservative darling and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told a conservative crowd in Washington Friday that activists should “smash the window” of big government with a golf club, referring in a joke to Elin Woods, the wife of golf megastar Tiger Woods.
“She said, I’ve had enough,” Pawlenty said. “We should take a page out of her playbook and take a 9-iron and smash the window out of big government.”
Woods’ wife reportedly used a nine-iron to take out the window of an SUV Tiger was driving prior to a crash.
Pawlenty also said the US was “on rhetorical bended knee” for China, and that the US should dramatically cut spending to bring its financial house in order.
“The United States of America is not a beggar nation,” he said.
Pawlenty told a personal story very similar to President Obama’s, about his mother dying of cancer in her 50’s and struggling over bills in her final years.
“It was hard, and it was challenging,” he said. Yet he said it gave his family perspective about spending.
“That perspective is not reflected in the current administration,” he said.
Taking a combative tone against President Obama and Democrats in Congress, Pawlenty nevertheless said, “We love this country [and] we don’t wish it ill will.” If Republicans are going to return to power in Washington, he said, they need to “walk the walk.”
Pawlenty also took a swipe at President Obama directly, saying, “”If government spending were an Olympic sport, [Obama] would be a repeat gold medalist.”
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"He brought a whole new meaning to white noise," the host quipped on "A Late Show."
"I don't know what Chris Wallace was supposed to do," said Colbert. "At the next debate, they should just give the moderator a button to bring on the slime. I'm not the only one who despised last night's debate, according to a CBS poll, of the people who watched it, 69 percent felt annoyed. Annoyed? Really, evidently, 'gouging out my eyes with a grapefruit spoon' was not an option."
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President Donald Trump's niece Mary not only spent her life around the president and his family, but she also has the benefit of being a psychologist who could legitimately assess the life and mental health of her uncle.
Speaking to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, she explained that in one particular moment in the Tuesday evening debate, Trump seemed triggered by former Vice President Joe Biden's use of the phrase "not smart" in reference to a policy. Trump went off.
"Did you use the word 'smart?'" Trump asked after Biden insulted Trump's coronavirus plan as not being "smart."
"So you said you went to Delaware State but you forgot the name of your college," Trump continued, falsely claiming something Biden never said. "You didn't go to Delaware state. You graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don't ever use the word 'smart' with me. Don't ever use that word."
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Former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize at the start of his presidency, and like the ever-illusive Emmy Trump also hasn't won, the Nobel Prize has never been within his grasp. The Obamas were nominated for seven Emmys for a series of things they produced with Netflix. They won an Emmy for outstanding directing for a documentary/nonfiction program for "American Factory."