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MSNBC panel disparages Nevada voters for picking Bernie Sanders: ‘Sounds a lot like political suicide’

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Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) were blasted on MSNBC on Saturday by committing “political suicide” in the 2020 general election.

As early results from the Nevada Caucuses showed Sanders with twice the initial preference as former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg combined, the MSNBC “11th Hour” host Brian Williams interviewed James Carville about the state of the race.

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“The entire theory that by expanding the electorate, increasing turnout, you can win an election is the equivalent of climate denier,” Carville claimed. “People say that, they’re as stupid to a political scientist as a climate denier is to an atmospheric scientist.”

“That’s just a fact, there’s no denying it,” he added.

“You’re describing what sounds a lot like political suicide,” said “Deadline: White House” host Nicolle Wallace. “I think we need a psychologist to understand that.”

The most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Sanders leading Trump by 6 percentage points. The most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Sanders up by 4 points and the most recent NPR/PBS poll shows him up by 3 points. The Real Clear Politics average shows Sanders with a 4.6% point lead.

After a commercial break, “Hardball” host Chris Matthews piled on, comparing it to the fall of France to the Nazis.

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“I’m will Carville all the way in terms of the dangers of what lurks — what lies ahead in November, I’m very much aware of them,” Matthews said.

Matthews added that he thinks Carville is “damn smart and he is damn right on this one.”

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Trump’s last-ditch 2020 strategy is based on a perverse fantasy — and it’s scary as hell

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Thursday night, the access journalism team at the Washington Post published a piece declaring that Donald Trump intends to "reopen much of the U.S." in May.

This article was originally published at Salon

"The Trump administration is pushing to reopen much of the country next month," Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, Jose A. Del Real and William Wan report, noting that Trump, behind "closed doors," has "sought a strategy for resuming business activity by May 1."

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Trump’s COVID-19 crisis has brought out his inner authoritarian — and his corruption is about to get much worse: columnist

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In a column for the conservative Bulwark, popular novelist Richard North Patterson explained that, while Donald Trump has always exhibited authoritarian tendencies, his fading chances of being re-elected due to his bumbling response to the coronavirus pandemic have now brought out his ugliest side and that he no longer feels constrained from flouting his corruption.

According to the author, "COVID-19 debilitates democracy: confining candidates, shutting legislatures, stifling peaceful assembly, curbing voter registration, and limiting personal engagement. As the pandemic proliferates, anxiety permeates an involuntarily passive populace. Donald Trump seems resolved to exploit this paralysis by squelching dissent, politicizing relief efforts, and corrupting the November election."

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Republicans scrambling for a new 2020 election game plan in wake of Trump’s COVID-19 debacle: Ex-Ted Cruz aide

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Republicans who had hoped to see Donald Trump re-elected and their hold on the Senate maintained in the November election because of a strong economy are scrambling to come up with a new strategy now that millions are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Writing for the conservative Bulwark, former Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) aide Amanda Carpenter, explained that the GOP leadership has their work cut out for them in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis that may leave hundreds of thousands dead and millions out of work.

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