If you’re noticing cable news pundits throw out differences in expectations for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton than her opponent Donald Trump, you’re not alone.
On Monday’s episode of “The View,” co-host Joy Behar noted, “The bar is set so low for Trump as long as he doesn’t belch in her face he’ll win. I mean, really, no one expects him to have any brains at all tonight, so anything that he does that ‘looks presidential,'” she said with air quotes. “Is going to give him” a win. She went on to bring up the 2008 debate between then Vice Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, who she said were thought to have tied in their debate. “Yeah, so, really, what are your expectations for this.”
ABC News analyst Sunny Hostin cited former Bush-Cheney strategist Matthew Dowd, who said “One of them has to prove she has a heart. The other has to prove he has a brain.” She went on to say that if Trump can manage to give a working knowledge of foreign policy that she will be impressed. Clinton, by contrast, is expected to have that already.
The other ladies remarked that they are sick of the same nonsense about the emails and back and forth and would rather hear about solutions and get to the bottom of actual policies.
Check out the full exchange below:
— The View (@TheView) September 26, 2016
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."