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Kamala Harris: My pronouns are “she, her, hers.” Chris Cuomo: Mine too.

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Not the most important item we’ll post today.

But probably the most enjoyable.

A highlight from last night’s CNN townhall series with the Democratic candidates on LGBT issues. The best part is Harris’s puzzled “All right.”

Cuomo’s apologizing today for what he claims was a poor joke, although the first time I watched it I thought maybe he had gotten distracted and said something agreeable in the moment. Think of someone who’s on a call with a business associate that’s winding down and, by force of habit from conversation with his wife, signs off absentmindedly with, “Bye, love you.” Maybe producers were chattering to him in his earpiece, he missed part of what Harris said, and chimed in unthinkingly with “Mine too” to try to fill the momentary silence.

I mean, he could have gone with that explanation. Instead his preferred explanation is that no, he’s just a tin-eared dope.

We don’t call him “Fredo” for nothing.

You know what the difference is between Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo? Chris at least had the good sense to retreat. Andrew is so eager to identify himself with “vulnerable” groups that he’d own the mistake and start running around today insisting that, no, really, he’s using feminine pronouns now.

And then we’d tell that story to our grandchildren as how New York State came to have its first woman governor.

Here’s a bonus clip for you of Grandpa Joe doing his best to engage with the subject matter and not succeeding. Question for anyone who watched last night: Did Cuomo or one of the other hosts ever ask the candidates how many genders they believe there are? Someone has to pose that at a debate before the primaries are over.

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This Groveling Apology Shows Why Chris Cuomo Owns the Nickname Fredo

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We have reached a stage where mental illness and wokeness have combined to create a perfect storm of utterly stupid behavior. The mental illness here is the wave of transgenderism that has gone from being nuts to being fashionable within the lifecycle of a fruit fly. The wokeness part of it is the notion that you can demand other people use whatever pronouns you wish to describe you. The perfect storm of stupid behavior hit Fredo Cuomo last night like a ballpeen hammer on the forehead.

At the Democrat forum on exotic sexual proclivities, Kamala Harris was interviewed by Fredo about her views on adultery…sorry, that was a joke…about her policies in regards to the alphabet folks should the nation have the misfortune to elect her as president. This is her intro:

Actually, that’s pretty funny. You’ve heard the saying that the cop never thinks it is as funny as you do? Well,the people who said that had never encountered angry alphabet people.

[Raises hand]

[uhhhh…yeah they are]

Instead of powering through it with a ‘lighten up, Francis’ moment–it isn’t like CNN’s ratings could be hurt and Cuomo’s job wouldn’t be in jeopardy due to his family name–Cuomo acted just like Fredo after Mo Greene whipped his a**.

This is both sad and pathetic. But it is a metophor for the current age and I suppose we just have to deal with it.

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Washington Post Questions CNN’s Ethics In Hiring Andrew McCabe

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I’m not really sure what is going on at the Washington Post. Given their roach problem, you might be able to write it off to staff huffing Raid from inside dry cleaning bags. If one were really a dewy-eyed idealist, one might be under the illusion that the Washington Post’s management and staff see the damage the New York Times is doing to journalism and are trying to right a very rickety, leaky, and overloaded tub in the middle of a Class-4 hurricane. After all, how often do you hear an executive editor admit that he hired and structured his paper to try to push a conspiracy theory and, now that that’s failed, he is going to retool again to push the narrative that the president is a racist. That’s not stuff they teach in Journalism 101..or maybe it is.

A couple of days ago, the New York Times pushed out a story about a small cadre of GOP operatives doing to reporters what reporters have been doing to random forklift operators who make memes and grandmothers who organize pro-Trump rallies: publicly humiliate them. Rather than getting sympathy, the NYT was widely mocked and nowhere was the mocking more brutal than by the Washington Post’s media critic Erik Wemple

This is how the Washington Post’s media critic treated it Breitbart burned the New York Times. And the Times really doesn’t like it.

They are bad actors. They are driven to suppress legitimate inquiry. They are by no means journalists.

And they read Twitter very carefully!

Those are the contours of an alarm rung on Sunday by the New York Times. “A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists,” wrote Kenneth P. Vogel and Jeremy W. Peters.

And just what would this “damaging information” be? Illicitly obtained DMs? Gossip about their sexual habits? HIPAA-protected information?

Nope. “Four people familiar with the operation described how it works, asserting that it has compiled dossiers of potentially embarrassing social media posts and other public statements by hundreds of people who work at some of the country’s most prominent news organizations.” Bolding added to note that this “damaging information” is available not only to a “loose network of conservative operatives” but also to the loose network of everyone with access to the Internet.

Today his attention was turned to the spectacle of CNN hiring soon to be indicted liar Andrew McCabe as a political commentator.

This is the set up. Monday, Republican operative Matt Schlapp was on Fredo’s show. Fredo was doing his best to try to get Schlapp to admit that Trump lies on occasion…just keep this in mind whenever someone says Trump lies:

Fredo gets on his moral high horse in a way that is only possible for a nepotism hire who thinks nothing about dropping the f-bomb and threatening strangers in front of his own kids.

CUOMO: I’m saying I don’t like the White House lying to the American people, makes it very hard … to talk about policy.

Then Matt Schlapp slaps his smug face over the right field wall

SCHLAPP: Chris, I don’t like … I don’t like it when Andrew McCabe lied, either. And so, I don’t think that we should —

CUOMO: But he’s not my President. … He’s not my president. And he was punished.

[…]

SCHLAPP: He’s getting rewarded, too.

CUOMO: Oh, why? Because he works at CNN?

SCHLAPP: Well I’m just saying, look, you shouldn’t get on your high horse about who’s lying and not lying.

It was like Fredo had went on a night time fishing expedition

Today, Erik Wemple is back at flinging truth bombs at the media establishment with CNN glimpses its future with Andrew McCabe. It is grim.

Conservative commentators on CNN will likely copy Schlapp’s polemical handiwork, because it is 100 percent legitimate…

[The facts of McCabe’s lies] would undergird any indictment against McCabe. To understand their implications for CNN’s decision to hire the former FBI official, consider the network’s calling card in the age of Trump. It’s all about truth and the facts. Trump abuses them; CNN upholds them. “He lies all the time,” said host Chris Cuomo in a March segment. “Trump’s lies are getting bolder and the press is stuck in the middle,” reads the headline on a July article by Brian Stelter, whose “Reliable Sources” show has returned again and again to the topic of the president’s mendacity. CNN recently hired fact-checking superstar Daniel Dale, who specializes in quick and definitive Trump-debunkings.

Four years of truth-squadding Trump, you might suppose, would vest CNN with a firm aversion to hiring people with credibility problems. Apparently not, however. We asked CNN if those who hired McCabe reviewed the inspector general’s report, among other inquiries. The network didn’t provide an on-the-record response.

This month, Fox News announced the hiring of former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders as a contributor, despite her lies from the White House lectern. In a Sunday segment on “Reliable Sources,” Stelter asked guest commentator Irin Carmon whether critics were correct to equate these two cable-news moves. “Of course there’s a difference,” responded Carmon. “Andrew McCabe is going to bring serious expertise with respect to the FBI and investigations. And he in no way was accused of standing in front of the American people and lying to them. He was accused of lack of candor in talking about talking to the press.” As standards go, this one is a doozy: McCabe merely lied to his colleagues about a matter of great public interest, so it’s fine that CNN hired him.

Wemple is correct. For a network that that has been at the forefront of pushing every anti-Trump story imaginable, some true but mostly false, the hiring of a guy who lied to his boss and then blamed his subordinates for his own act as an authority on anything is just grotesque. The only thing that would make this more entertaining would be to have Don Lemon wipe a viscous wad of smegma on McCabe upper lip on camera.

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Chris ‘I’m Not A-Fredo’ Cuomo Attacks Swimsuit Model Donald Trump’s Rosy Glow, Blames It On His Abject Evil. Go Idiocy!

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We’ve seen it before: A guy goes into the White House with dark hair and a youthful sheen, comes out a few years later with hair of white and a face like an old catcher’s mitt.

The presidency ages you.

But what of Donald Trump’s unfathomably good looks? Why, put him in a pair of trunks, and the guy could pass for nineteen.

Chris “I Ain’t A-Fredo” Cuomo has an explanation for the President’s Michael-J-Fox-like perennial good looks a few years in:

He doesn’t care about you. Or me. Or anyone.

And when your heart has no feeling, it’s a stress-free ride, Jack!

That’s right: Chris has cracked the code on Trump’s age-defyin’ ways. The veritable Neutrogena model is just a psychopath.

Hence, his pool-boy good looks.

Chris is coming off the heels of just having said some paralyzingly foolish things that made national news (here). It seems like he might wanna sit it out for a bit. But he’s come out with this newest installment quicker than Twilight 2 hit the silver screen.

On CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time this week — a show which, in terms of network censure, has suffered not at all since the host told a man, “I’ll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk” and “I’ll f***ing wreck your sh**” — Mario Cuomo’s younger brother put up a side-by-side comparison of Bill, Barack, and Donald.

Chris provided his expert analysis:

“I mean come on, look at Clinton’s hair — went white. George W. Bush looks like he got a beat down. Obama looks like his own grandfather. … This is a very hard job because of the stress they carry with them.”

Has Chris never heard of Clairol? Some candidates douse themselves with it when running for office.

On to Trump:

“Now let’s look at this president. It’s been almost three years since Trump won the presidency. He looks exactly the same. His hair is — I don’t know what’s going on with that. But he may do things that presidents in the past haven’t done to augment their physical reality.”

??

How does he know what all the presidents haven’t done, when he doesn’t know what this president has done?

Either way, here we go…

Explicación:

“But it could also be he doesn’t care the way others have? He seems content to vent and foment problems. … He doesn’t deal with the trying business of compromise. He chases the easy slumber of blaming others and sowing the seeds of discord and division.”

Chris also offered, “I argue this: The President told us a very important truth today. Listen.”

He then played a clip of Trump being asked if issues with China keep him up at night. The Donald replied: “Nothing keeps me up at night.”

Cue Chris’s provision of Obama telling Barbara Walters a lot of things keep him awake.

So now Trump’s guilty of getting restorative sleep? Weren’t we told during the election that he was old and in horrible physical condition? Wouldn’t a solid 8 hours of Zzzz’s do the decrepit man some good?

Also, it seems to me the question of whether any politician “cares” about us is one of the most immature ideas in the world.

Who will make the best president is surely determined by a lot of things. But none of them, in my opinion, should be emotional.

Personally, I want someone comfortable with leadership whose policies are sound — a person who knows how to get things done, and who wants to bring good ideas to fruition.

Whether they “care” or not is incidental. My great grandmother cared; but I wouldn’t campaign for her.

Still, Chris does have one point: It’s downright inexplicable that New York’s eccentric billionaire hasn’t aged a couple centuries by now. As we’ve constantly been told, Donald perches like a gargoyle at night, sharpening his talons and seething with more hate, viciousness, anger, and insanity than the world could ever imagine. He’s always one strained fart away from literally combusting from the pressure of sheer maniacal evil boiling within.

So how’s he managed to stay so Matthew Broderickish?

Maybe the far and heated Left has just been full of it. Maybe Donald Trump is comfortable running a giant business and can take it in stride.

Or maybe I’m wrong. Maybe he’s a divisive, raging maniac.

Maybe he’s someone…just like this:



-ALEX

 

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Did CNN Put One Of Its Contributors Who Supports Trump On Ice?

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Would CNN ( also known as the Fredo Network) put a paid contributor on ice for defending President Trump in a safe, honest venue like a Prager University video? Damn right they would. The way that Trump jackhammers them on a daily basis you really can’t blame them.

According to various reports around the interwebs, Trump’s 2020 advisory board member and CNN contributor Steve Cortes might have been put on ice from commentary on the network. President Trump has noticed.

From Mediaite…

“Where’s Steve?” Trump has repeatedly asked — according to two unnamed officials who have heard the president make the remark in the White House.

The Trump surrogate recently got in some hot water with his colleagues over his characterization of media reporting on the president’s comments about Charlottesville. In a video for PragerU, Cortes accused the media of committing “journalistic malfeasance” by saying that Trump described Nazis as “very fine people.”

“Calling this a ‘malicious lie’ (which it’s not) and ‘journalistic malfeasance’ (which it’s also not) is a weird thing for someone who is a paid CNN commentator to say, given the network’s accurate reporting on the matter,” said CNN’s Oliver Darcy, in response.

I love how Darcy just says this is not true out of hand. If you actually watch the Prager University video it makes some points that Darcy and his pals would have trouble refuting without a teleprompter. Which means words that someone else wrote and or approved for them. ( Prager university video below for YOU to take a look.)

Now if my understanding is correct on how most contracts work on the news side of things in cable T.V. than Steve is getting paid no matter if they use him or not. Each contract is individualized to a certain degree but generally, that is how they go. Plus he is an at-will employee so if they want to pay him to sit they can do that until his contract runs out and then he can shop his services elsewhere.

I absolutely believe that CNN would “punish” someone this way for putting out an argument that goes against the narrative that is peddled and might deserve a fair debate. The powers at CNN don’t want any part of that. They just wanna cover-up for Fredo and Don and hope they can get a bigger share live than Rachel Maddow gets in re-runs.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think about it or if the Fredo network would do such a thing as freeze out a Trump surrogate that they are paying for his point of view.

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‘The Godfather’ Actor Speaks on Chris Cuomo’s Fredo Freakout: ‘His Father Would Smack Him’

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CNN correspondents Jeff Gagliano and Chris Cuomo speak on air in front of the Time Warner Building, where NYPD personnel removed an explosive device Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).

 

 

Chris Cuomo’s — brace yourself…I’m about to use a word virtually no one seems to use correctly in political writing these days — viral rant over being called “Fredo” continues to have legs.

An actor from the hit film The Godfather — in which the character Fredo is outshone by his brother, Michael Corleone — is sounding off on Chris’s stunningly expletive-filled and threatening tirade.

Speaking to TMZ, Gianni Russo (who played Michael’s wife-beating brother-in-law in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 masterpiece) said Chris’s late dad, former New York Governor Mario, wouldn’t be pleased:

“His father would smack him.”

His opinion isn’t exactly uninformed:

“[I] know the whole family. I know his mother. I was just with his mother recently.”

The interviewer asked, “Is [‘Fredo’] an Italian insult?”

“I can’t believe he would say that,” Gianni replied.



TMZ went for a second helping —  “His father would be ashamed of him for saying that?”

Gianni:

“Of course. I don’t understand why — first of all, it’s a classic film. You’re talking about a character that was weak.”

Back to the tabloid titan:

“[T]hat word, ‘Fredo,’ means ‘weak brother.’ It doesn’t mean anything against the Italian people.”

“I know,” the actor affirmed.

Russo explained his surprise because Chris is a smart guy:

“I couldn’t understand, because he’s such an intelligent kid — educated and everything else. I heard he’s hurt his career.”

The 75-year-old entertainer also touched on the downfall of what was once called “news”:

“All these news guys, they’re so opinionated. They’re supposed to report the news. It’s not about what you think.”

Can he get an Amen?

Gianni’s not a fan of the current Corleone controversy:

“And you’re taking Fredo, a character from a classic? It’s like spitting on the Mona Lisa.”

But he won’t be picking up the phone to tell Chris what’s what:

“I wouldn’t even call him. What are you gonna say? ‘You made a fool outta yourself.’”

In case you haven’t seen the video, I’m including it here. Beware — language:



Personally, I’ve never heard of the movie reference as an Italian slur; have you? Is “Fredo” now some sort of vulgar word?

In terms of Chris’s posturing, chest-puffed, hooliganesque harangue, it seems to me a very bad move. Especially given this self-portrayal as a paragon of virtue.

Also, if he’d done any of the things he was threatening, the other guy would’ve been able to relax on the beach for several years thanks to a robust civil suit. The intimidation factor was surely very low — I doubt the target of Chris’s attack was afraid-O.

Oops.

-ALEX

 

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“Italian Americans Are Not Mafia”: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Defends Brother Chris in “Fredo” Controversy

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This is quite possibly one of the most New York stories ever.

One week after CNN‘s Chris Cuomo went ballistic on an alleged right-wing provocateur who approached him and called him “Fredo”, his brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has come to his defense.

The New York Daily News reports:

Gov. Cuomo came out swinging in defense of his TV host brother Chris Cuomo who got embroiled in a nasty confrontation with a stranger who called him “Fredo.”

The governor insisted he’s never even watched The Godfather, where the supposed slur originates, from start to finish and said their famous dad refused to watch the film on principle.

“Italian Americans are not Mafia,” Andrew Cuomo told WAMC radio. “Don’t you dare liken my family to the family you saw in The Godfather or the The Sopranos.”

Andrew Cuomo said bigotry and slurs aimed at Italians [are] as dangerous as xenophobia and anti-Semitism, citing the mass shootings in El Paso and at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year.

“It’s all ugliness,” he said.

Along with “Fredo,” which refers to a thick-headed character in the famed mafia flick, Andrew Cuomo railed against the use of other anti-Italian insults, like “wop” and “dago.”

You can listen to the interview segment Gov. Cuomo did on WAMC here.

Here’s a recap of what happened during the tense exchange on Shelter Island last week between Cuomo and an unidentified man, courtesy of the New York Post:

“Punk-ass bitches from the right call me ‘Fredo.’ My name is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN,” the newsman says in the video, which was shared on Twitter Monday evening.

“Fredo is from ‘The Godfather,’ he was a weak brother and the use of it to an Italian is disparaging,” he continues.

The 49-year-old anchor tells the man that the name “Fredo” is as offensive to Italian Americans as the N-word is to African Americans.

“Don’t f–king insult me like that,” the Queens native fumes. “You call me ‘Fredo,’ it’s like I call you punk bitch, you like that?”

The man in the video insists that he believed the anchor’s real name was Fredo.

But Cuomo, a dad of three, doesn’t buy it.

“You did not think that … stand up like a man,” he seethes. “Own what you said.”

The situation then escalates, with Cuomo telling the man: “I’ll f–king throw you down these stairs like a f–king punk … you’re gonna call me Fredo, take a f–king swing? I’ll f–king wreck your s–t.”

Because a mere recap doesn’t do the video itself justice of what went down, watch it below:

The “PrimeTime” anchor later expressed regret over his behavior but did not apologize:

Gov. Cuomo also stated during his Monday interview that his late father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, “would not watch” the “Godfather” movie. “My father wouldn’t watch the movie because it was anti-Italian.”

NBC News partially disputed Cuomo’s claim, saying the elder Cuomo did finally watch the movie at the age of 81.

Speaking of NBC News, they win the day with this clever take on the governor’s interview:

Heh.

Related –>> “Fredo” Is A Racist Term Unless The Left Uses It, Including Chris Cuomo’s Guests, Then It’s Fine

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President Trump Might Be Right About Conservatives With Fredo Cuomo

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Fredo returns to Florida after meeting with his brother in Cuba and finds out he is still all wet.

This whole thing with CNN covering for their anchor after threatening someone for using a non-ethnic slur is typical left-wing garbage. What is also becoming more garbage in my mind is the conservative response to simple things like this.

In what can only be termed as a HUGE break from Donald Trump, Sean Hannity of all people stated that he thought Fredo deserved an apology for someone calling him Fredo while out with his family. Here is what Hannity gurgled according to The Hill

Fox News host Sean Hannity is defending Chris Cuomo after a video surfaced showing the CNN host threatening to “f—ing throw” someone down the stairs for calling him “Fredo,” a fictional character from “The Godfather.”

“I say good for @ChrisCuomo,” Hannity wrote on Twitter late Monday. “He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family. Imho Chris Cuomo has zero to apologize for. He deserves the apology.”

Being a jackass is now calling someone a fictional name from an iconic movie? The video does not show anyone OTHER than Cuomo using bad language or being confrontational. The person who deserves an apology is the guy Fredo went off on.

Sean’s tweet went out on Monday night and President Trump tweeted this later on Tuesday which probably made the hair gel on Sean’s noggin lose some of that oomph it usually has.

It always happens! When a Conservative does even a fraction of what Chris Cuomo did with his lunatic ranting, raving, & cursing, they get destroyed by the Fake News. But when a Liberal Democrat like Chris Cuomo does it, Republicans immediately come to his defense. We never learn!

If you are on T.V. or radio and you throw hot takes all over the place, when you go out in public you can fully expect for people to praise you or throw a verbal jab. If someone is going over the line like we have witnessed with Sen.Ted Cruz where they are shouting or physically touching someone than take appropriate measures. In the video that was posted Fredo Cuomo was clearly the aggressor and there was no need for it. Zero. Nada.

I fully understand how Donald Trump’s style pisses people off. There are times that I even scream STOP TWEETING. However, he is spot on with this take. Stop acting as though people in entertainment (Which is what CNN is) get to throw jabs and can’t receive any when not in front of the teleprompter.

Sean Hannity is wrong. Donald Trump is right and Chris Cuomo is now Fredo forevermore.

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Trump campaign now selling Chris Cuomo “Fredo Unhinged” t-shirts

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It legit makes me laugh. How often can you say that about campaign apparel, especially campaign apparel offered by a sitting president?

But this seems to be part of Team Trump’s developing strategy lately to its online campaign store: Maximum trollishness, in keeping with the spirit of the man himself.

And it seems to me like a shrewd fundraising strategy. If you’re the sort of person who’d conceivably shell out $34 for political paraphernalia, you don’t want some boring old Trump/Pence logo. You want to own the libs. That’s what Trumpism is all about. That’s what the modern GOP is all about, for that matter.

What better lib to own than one of CNN’s most irritating anchors?

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That’s not even the funniest/most trollish shirt Trump has offered this week. His campaign and Mitch McConnell’s teamed up yesterday on an instant classic of the “own the libs” genre to promote the new GOP online fundraising hub, WinRed:

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I’m surprised Team Mitch isn’t selling a shirt of Merrick Garland’s face X’ed out over the caption “DENIED.” Maybe they’re saving that one for the heat of the campaign next year.

Politico noticed Team Trump’s “own the libs” merchandise gimmicks a few weeks ago. It started serendipitously, when Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale accidentally tore an eco-friendly paper straw he was using. When he complained, his wife suggested exploiting his grievance as merchandise. Soon after Trump-branded plastic straws were on sale in the campaign store — and immediately sold out. At that point it was a simple matter for Parscale and his team to find other right-wing cultural grievances and cash in on them. Fox News and conservative talk radio have been doing it for years. Why shouldn’t the president’s campaign, especially if they can have a laugh while doing it?

The ploy was part of a strategy to stoke and validate the grievances of Trump’s base — and then turn them into hard cash. The effort centers around novelty merchandise items the reelection campaign has been hawking on its website, including “Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff” T-shirts lampooning the Democratic congressman and Trump antagonist as a clown; “I Spy Trump” tees and tanks depicting the commander in chief being snooped on by former President Barack Obama; and, most recently, the plastic straws. The Trump 2020 online store has marketed the offering as an alternative to the more environmentally friendly “liberal paper straws” that “don’t work.”…

“We kind of let the news cycle pop,” said Gary Coby, the campaign’s digital director, “and when we have an idea around it, we just go”…

Trump officials point out that more than half of those who’ve purchased straws had never previously given to the president’s campaign. The campaign can return to those people later for additional donations — or to purchase more gear.

They’ve raised no less than $670,000 in straw sales in just a month, WaPo reported this morning. The “first-time buyer” effect is especially ingenious, as there are bound to be righties out there who have little use for Trump but might not be able to resist a t-shirt goofing on Chris Cuomo or Adam Schiff or some other left-wing irritant. Trump is turning them into donors through the power of trolling.

In lieu of an exit question, I offer you two tweets. Make of them what you will.

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Donald Trump Jokes About Fredo, Inadvertently Makes the Case Against Red Flag Laws

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Because it’s 2019 and nothing has to make sense, the biggest story in the country today was that a CNN host threatened to assault someone after they called them “Fredo.” If the alien’s are reading this, yes that’s real life right now.

This led to all kinds of hot takes from around the political sphere. CNN came out and ridiculously asserted that Fredo is an “ethnic slur” when it’s clearly nothing of the sort. Liberals who had previously supported the heckling of people like Sarah Sanders suddenly decided it was out of bounds to poke fun at Chris Cuomo out in public.

To be clear, I think the guy who went at Cuomo was a jerk. That doesn’t mean the double standards aren’t still blatantly obvious. Had a major conservative figure told someone they were going to throw them down a flight of stairs, it’d have led to non-stop condemnation and claims of mounting violent rhetoric on the right. Because it’s a left-wing individual though, he’s considered justified. Some conservative voices, who’d have clutch their pearls had this been Don Jr. or Tucker Carlson, even went to bat for Cuomo. You can be assured he won’t return the favor when the time comes.

Regardless, because there was controversy, the Trump signal lit up the sky and he immediately ran to Twitter. That led to his hilarious response to the controversy.

I’m sorry, but if aren’t reading that tweet in your head with Trump’s accent and laughing, you have no sense of humor. Trump wasn’t done poking fun though. He then made fun of Chris Cuomo by asking if he would have his weapons taken away under a red flag law.

The funny thing is, Trump just inadvertently made the case against red flag laws, which he supports for some reason.

Dana’s right. While Trump is obviously just joking, is it that far-fetched to think red flag laws could be abused in this way? Someone gets caught on camera losing their temper. They are reported to a judge who’s generally sympathetic to gun control and he oks the order. Next thing you know that person is having police show up at their house to seize their weapons.

I don’t like Chris Cuomo but I wouldn’t want to see him stripped of his constitutional rights because of a moment of weakness responding to a heckler. I also wouldn’t want someone who’s reading this right now to have their 2nd amendment rights taken away because their vindictive neighbor reported them after an argument about the property line or something. These are real issues that are inherently unavoidable when dealing with red flag laws. There’s currently such a law in Florida and reports are that judges are extremely lax with granting the cool down period, most likely because they don’t want to be accused of inaction if something did happen.

At the end of the day, if red flag laws become law, it will lead to all kinds of questionable decisions regarding the 2nd amendment. We’ve already seen how volatile and partisan the judiciary can be when it comes to dealing with the Trump administration. Is there any doubt many judges would end up unfairly and unconstitutionally enforcing red flag laws?

The answer is simple. We don’t need laws that focus on the tool. We need laws that focus on the cause, and that’s typically mental illness. If someone is such a danger to society via derangement, radicalism, or depression (among other things), then taking their guns away is not a solution. You are dumping them back on the street in the same condition and there are plenty of other ways to cause carnage. Instead, we should be focusing on mental health treatment for such people.

Hopefully, the President and some conservatives re-think the unintended consequences of pushing for red flag laws.

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