Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, former White House attorney John Dean — who served under President Richard Nixon — described the people who are fully behind Donald Trump’s re-election as bigots and said it will take a “tsunami” of voters showing up in November to remove the president from office.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Dean first began by pointing out the president’s authoritarian tendencies before being asked how the president still has so much support in the country and whether his most ardent supporters can be reached.
“Is there any hope in reaching these folks?” host Witt asked.
“There is a small chance,” he replied. “The only way to be sure is to defeat them, and they’re going to be around after he’s gone, regardless of what happens to Trump. They’re going to be looking for the next leader. They’ve now migrated into the Republican Party ranks or independents that lean Republican. They will be around for a long time and we’ll have to deal with them in a lot of elections.”
Asked to elaborate he replied, “When they’re told how prejudiced they are, they’re not happy to know that, and they’ll try to deal with it. But this is the exception, the social dominator types, the people who are would-be leaders, they’re proud of their prejudice.”
“But what he has really done, he has gathered a coalition of maybe the most prejudiced American voters we’ve ever seen and they’re a force to reckon with,” he continued. “And the only way to really deal with them is going to be a tsunami election that puts them, if you will, out of any kind of popular vote or where their beliefs that are very undemocratic are tolerated by the vast majority.”
No one can believe this GOP senator’s embarrassing ad is real
Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is in a tough race to keep her seat, and at least so far, it seems she’s not sending her best.
Her latest ad baffled many observers, prompting some to genuinely question whether the clip was real. It’s production quality and corniness are so over the top and unprofessional, it’s hard to believe it’s from a sitting senator. And the messaging itself is so hamfisted and unsubtle that it’s hard to imagine it’s an appealing ad for voters, even in Republican-leaning Georgia.
The ad starts with a couple sitting on a sofa talking about how conservative Loeffler is. OK. But then it goes off the rails when it literally says that Loeffler is “more conservative than Attila the Hun.” Yes, really. And it only gets worse.
Republicans’ naked power grab will unwind the legal framework of the majority — and replace it with minority rule
The big story today is big indeed: how and when the seat on the Supreme Court, now open because of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, will be filled. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced within an hour of the announcement of Ginsburg’s passing that he would move to replace her immediately. Trump says he will announce his pick for the seat as early as Tuesday.
Democrats are crying foul. Their immediate complaint is that after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016, McConnell refused even to meet with President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, on the grounds that it was inappropriate to confirm a Supreme Court justice in an election year. He insisted voters should get to decide on who got to nominate the new justice. This “rule” was invented for the moment: in our history, at least 14 Supreme Court justices have been nominated and confirmed during an election year. (Three more were nominated in December, after an election.)
Democrats reveal huge fundraising hauls in Senate races after RBG’s death
Small donor contributions to Democratic Senate campaigns have skyrocketed after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
"From Alaska to Maine to the Carolinas, Democratic strategists working on Senate campaigns described a spontaneous outpouring of donations the likes of which they had never seen, allowing Democrats the financial freedom to broaden the map of pickup opportunities, or press their financial advantage in top battlegrounds already saturated with advertising," The New York Times reported Monday.