The latest update is that lawmakers are far from a deal on the next coronavirus relief package, although signs that a bipartisan spirit is returning to Congress have appeared. It’s looking again like the next stimulus package won’t include a second round of checks, but it will include money for the U.S. Postal Service.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreUpdate: Democrats consider cutting coronavirus relief packageThe biggest sticking point between Republicans and Democrats has been the price tag of the coronavirus relief package, and that has prevented any update for the last two w...
Charlie Sykes stuns MSNBC host with lewd description of Thomas Massie’s gun photo as like pic of his privates
Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday, conservative commentator and Bulwark editor attacked Rep. Tom Massie (R-KY) after he posted a Christmas photo of him with his family in their pajamas with a bunch of guns.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, generally known as the "prince of peace."
In describing the photo, Sykes called it nothing more than a "d*ck pic," photos that men send unsolicited to women of their penis to show off their masculinity. Sykes explained that Massie's need to show off how big his gun is.
"Frankly, I'm sorry to be offensive, but that's the equivalent of a dIck pic," said Sykes. Host Lindsey Reiser noted she wasn't sure they could say that on television.
"But it's all about showing off weapons as a fetish!" said Sykes.
Others on the panel agreed with the assessment but noted they weren't willing to go as far as Sykes in describing it so explicitly.
Reiser came back after the panel discussion and apologized to "families" who may have been watching and heard Sykes refer to Massie's guns the way he did. The stand-in-host, didn't make it clear whether she finds the gun photo more objectionable than the use of the word "d*ck pic."
See the discussion below:
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Former President Donald Trump has managed to recruit David Perdue into running against Gov. Brian Kemp, which the Daily Beast described as ushering in a civil war in the GOP.
The former president has publicly stoked his grudge against Kemp after he refused to overturn the 2020 election, won by Joe Biden in 2020. He also secretly recorded Trump during a call in which the disgraced former president demanded Kemp commit voter fraud by finding the votes necessary to overturn the will of the people.
Kemp’s team is already hitting hard by attacking Perdue as launching a race only to “soothe his own bruised ego” after the humiliating loss to Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) during the 2021 runoff election.
Trump has been among the top politicians to recruit candidates who can bring down Republican incumbents who aren't supportive enough of the ex-president.
Kemp, by contrast, has been furious that Trump tried to bring him down simply for refusing to commit a felony.
"I worked extremely hard for the president. I worked extremely hard for David Perdue and Sen. Loeffler and the rest of the Republican ticket all the way down to local races. I did over 80 political events for the Republican Party and Republican candidates all over the state to help us in 2020," Kemp told Fox News in an interview. "David’s told me he was going to support my campaign for governor. Until something happens otherwise, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing. I can’t control who may be getting in the race."
Trump has claimed that he will recruit Republican candidates to primary the 13 GOP members of Congress who voted to support the infrastructure bill that was also supported by many Republican Senators. Trump hasn't threatened the senators he'll oppose them and, in fact, he's already done a rally supporting Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who voted to support Biden's bill.
Perdue will face off against allegations that he used his position in the Senate to dump stocks before the markets tanked during the COVID crisis. He was the most prolific stock trader in the Senate before he was voted out, according to a New York Times analysis.
The report calculated that Perdue made 2,596 trades in one term in office, according to his stock portfolio. Perdue is a member of the Senate cybersecurity subcommittee and has raised alarms claiming that overseas hackers are a threat to the United States. The evidence he said comes from a California company called FireEye, which has federal contracts that do malware detection. Perdue also owns as much as $250,000 in shares of the company, after making 61 purchases since 2016.
"Mr. Perdue’s investment activity — and especially his numerous well-timed trades — has increasingly come into the public glare," the report said.
Read the full report from the Daily Beast.
Fox News host Arthel Neville lamented on Sunday that Republican Sen. Bob Dole's legacy has been "dismantled" by lawmakers who do not believe in bipartisanship.
Neville made the remarks during a conversation with Fox News host Bret Baier about the death of Dole, who was 98 years old.
"Sen. Dole's endless drive was for bipartisan politics," Neville explained. "So with the passing of this Republican giant, this American hero, do you think Sen. Dole's legacy could impact politics of today somehow?"
"I mean, it's hopeful to think that way," Baier said. "I think we're in a different spot. We could use a few more Bob Doles in how they operated. We haven't operated like that in a long time up on Capitol Hill."
"Is there any way, perhaps, that we can cling to the sentiment of Sen. Bob Dole?" Neville wondered.
"Of course," Baier replied. "His legacy is one that is substantial and if you look at the things that passed under Bob Dole in his decades of service in the Senate -- I mean, we're talking about big, big pieces of legislation: Social Security, voting rights, you've got major tax cuts under the Ronald Reagan era."
"You talk about all the major pieces of legislation that we are now experiencing and living in and enjoying as Americans at the prompt of Sen. Dole and to see that a lot of that being dismantled," Neville explained, "I just hope that somehow that his sentiments again can prevail."
Watch the video below from Fox News.