WaPo: CNN coached audience to cheer for Hillary during town hall event

posted at 7:01 pm on June 21, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

When CNN rolled out the red carpet for Hillary Clinton’s town-hall interview with Christiane Amanpour, they did more than just build a set and invite an audience to participate. According to the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, who attended the event, CNN warmed up the crowd for Hillary and even coached them on how to cheer and make noise to demonstrate enthusiasm for the former Secretary of State. Note the whoops at the beginning of the broadcast, and near the end of this clip when Amanpour asks about her decision on running for President — cheers that were part of the coaching Wemple reports:

To add “energy” to its show (attended by the Erik Wemple Blog), CNN deployed an enthusiastic stage director who coached the audience to applaud at various points throughout the broadcast — not in a partisan manner for Clinton, but for the sake of the town hall’s television optics. Approximately 15 minutes before the show, the producer ran the audience through a practice round of applause and noise-making. The results of the audience-prodding turn up in the show’s video.

Just how difficult was it for CNN to find a naturally enthusiastic audience, anyway? The event was staged in Washington DC, which as Wemple notes isn’t exactly a hotbed of conservative politics:

The event took place at the Newseum, which is on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington between the Capitol and the White House. The District is a blue jurisdiction that turned out 91 percent for President Obama in the 2012 election, and it’s surrounded by places like Arlington County, Va., and Montgomery County, Md. — also very blue spots.

If CNN is this worried about audience reaction to Hillary in this district, she’s in deep trouble indeed (as her less-than-enthusiastic ratings and book sales elsewhere indicate). So is CNN’s credibility, which Wemple skewers in his conclusion:

Whatever the optics, here’s the deal: If you’re a possible Democratic candidate, with or without a book to promote, and you want an experience that will elevate you, push for a CNN town hall in Washington. It’s hospitable turf.

No kidding. This wasn’t a daytime talk show on a broadcast network — like The View on ABC, for instance, which is entertainment and not news programming. This was on a cable news network and featured one of the network’s most high-profile reporters and news analysts. Instead of having an audience respond naturally and honestly, this news network instead chose to actively influence the audience into more positive and affirming responses for a politician on the cusp of a presidential campaign. Would they have coached an audience for a townhall interview with Mitt Romney, or Ted Cruz? Let’s just say it’s highly doubtful.


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Two words – Presstitute Organ

Steve Eggleston on June 21, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Would they have coached an audience for a townhall interview with Mitt Romney, or Ted Cruz? Let’s just say it’s highly doubtful.

They would have coached those audiences…to boo.

Steve Eggleston on June 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Clinton News Network.

rbj on June 21, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Clinton News Network.

rbj on June 21, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Yes! The ClintonNewsNetwork is s p e c i a l !!!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM

A Potemkin town hall event…

ted c on June 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Whatever the optics, here’s the deal: If you’re a possible Democratic candidate, with or without a book to promote, and you want an experience that will elevate you, push for a CNN town hall in Washington. It’s hospitable turf.


Ed …
the saddest part of this for both yourself and Erik Wemple is that you both think this is … newsworthy.

The BULK of Americans distrust the MSM already because they KNOW everything the MSM presents is false to fact.

Those who don’t are the the people “dying to be slaves” – freed of having to think by an autocratic government.

PolAgnostic on June 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM

CNN also has this to say in their own defense:

“We reached out to universities and community groups to book a diverse cross section of people from around the Washington, DC area and around the country.”

As Kate McMillan’s question goes:

“What’s the opposite of diversity? University!”

Drained Brain on June 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM

featured one of the network’s most high-profile reporters and news analysts

Wrong!

It was Christiane Amanpour. She’s “high-profile,” all right, but the rest does not apply. She’s a propagandist.

Adjoran on June 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Just Manufacturing Consent like usual, right Noam?

Kenosha Kid on June 21, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Nothing these networks do surprises me any more. What is really annoying are the Democrats aren’t satisfied with this, they want to shut out conservatives from giving any counter-points to their talking points.

CNN is a minor player for these people, the big 3 are really in the tank and everyone knows that too.

bflat879 on June 21, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Hillary is going to go down. So we don’t need to worry so much about her.

But what about on our side? After Cantor’s defeat because of amnesty, is Cantor going to be essentially the only causality of this GOP push for amnesty?

Is there no accountability? Lamar Alexander voted for Rubio’s amnesty bill. Alexander is also the biggest support of Obama’s climate change baloney. Help defeat Lamar Alexander.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/15/Joe-Carr-Lamar-Alexander-Allowing-Illegal-Immigrants-to-Assault-U-S-Sovereignty

anotherJoe on June 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM

“CNN the most ‘busted’name in news”

Rio Linda Refugee on June 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM

At least CNN has an audience. MSNBC? Not so much.

HiJack on June 21, 2014 at 7:20 PM

History will show that this period in American history was when the press stopped doing its job. They have abdicated truth and fact finding for promoting one party over another. Not only have they done this willingly but with malice towards the right (Candy Crowley in the Prez debate anyone?). Shame on CNN!

neyney on June 21, 2014 at 7:24 PM

At this point, what difference does it make?

Kidfromjersey on June 21, 2014 at 7:24 PM

How is this not an in-kind campaign contribution?

forest on June 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

…not in a partisan manner for Clinton, but for the sake of the town hall’s television optics.

Uh-huh, sure.

KS Rex on June 21, 2014 at 7:27 PM

So Hillary is like Carrot Top or Pauly Shore?

malclave on June 21, 2014 at 7:28 PM

This would be “news” to the millions of our ‘fellow Americans’ who will never read or otherwise hear about it.
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To us here, it’s another “dog bites man” story.

listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 7:29 PM

listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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That’s not meant as an insult towards, or criticism of you, Ed.

listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 7:31 PM

featured one of the network’s most high-profile reporters and news analysts

Wrong!

It was Christiane Amanpour. She’s “high-profile,” all right, but the rest does not apply. She’s a propagandist.

Adjoran on June 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM

That’s Christiane “Aman-pour damn excuse for a journalist”.

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Wait a minute–Christiane Amanpour is biased?

Incredible. Simply incroyable.

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Clinton News Network.

rbj on June 21, 2014 at 7:06 PM

“CNN the most ‘busted’name in news”

Rio Linda Refugee on June 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM

At least CNN has an audience. MSNBC? Not so much.

HiJack on June 21, 2014 at 7:20 PM

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These do nicely.

listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Between this and Bigfoot’s running interference for Barry at the foreign policy debate, the Lefties who talk about Faux Noise need to be laughed at good and hard.

formwiz on June 21, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Don’t forget the War On Women Hillary-style:

In 1975, a court appointed Hillary Rodham (not yet married to Bill Clinton) to defend an accused child rapist. Clinton evidently took that case on with relish. According to the victim, a 12-year-old girl at the time, Clinton lied about her in court in order to get the rapist’s sentence drastically reduced….

The 1975 case sheds considerable light on the character of Hillary Clinton. Lawyers are charged with defending their clients to the best of their ability, within the law and the bounds of ethics, whether they believe their clients are guilty or not. Tapes discovered University of Arkansas by the Washington Free Beacon reveal that Clinton knew that her client was guilty. She chuckled about getting him a light sentence for child rape.

Clinton must have more to hide. One of her major donors has banned the Free Beacon from the University of Arkansas archive where the damning tapes were discovered.

Something is seriously wrong with Hillary! A twelve-year-old girl and Hillary not only has no empathy, but could laugh getting the rapist off with a light sentence.

The Left hates women and children.

INC on June 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Amampour’s accent is almost as fake as Hillary herself. Almost.

SouthernGent on June 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM

The Left hates women and children.

Not particularly keen on men, for that matter. But they love government. With a passion.

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Not particularly keen on men, for that matter. But they love government. With a passion.

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I thought one of our liberal trolls at Hot Air loves men? I could be wrong.

Walter L. Newton on June 21, 2014 at 7:44 PM

That’s show biz!!

You know it’s one thing for Dr. Oz to do this but for a “news” organization?

CW on June 21, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I’m pretty sure on this, Ted Cruz would not require a coached audience. Love him or hate him, he will get you riled. And whats up with the juices question. Ick!!!

Bmore on June 21, 2014 at 7:46 PM

It just where did that sweet little ole fakey southern accent and girlie giggle go that Hillary had when she was laughing about how she lost her faith in polygraphs after her client beat it?

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 7:46 PM

What interview? Who knew? Who cares?

cthemfly on June 21, 2014 at 7:47 PM

INC on June 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Hillary is just as Narcissistic, and dangerous as Obama! Let’s not forget all the previous criminal accusations that she has squeaked out of, like Whitewater, losing her law license, The people who disappeared around the Clinton’s,or who chose to go to jail, rather than implicate her….out of fear? She is damaged goods and I don’t think the American public has the stomach for her, despite how hard these softball interviews try to help her along.

Bakokitty on June 21, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Walter L. Newton on June 21, 2014 at 7:44 PM

When a lefty loves a man it tends to be an unnatural kind of love. Take Chris Matthews, for example.

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 7:49 PM

duh

TX-96 on June 21, 2014 at 7:51 PM

There’s CNN whoring for the left again..hardly news.

clnurnberg on June 21, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Infotainment. Period.

I forced myself to watch a video of that idiocy. It was apparent that the audience was “stacked” with “brains full of mush” sycophants. Several men had their heads on springs throughout, nodding their approval.

I guess that the media are the message, eh?

onlineanalyst on June 21, 2014 at 7:56 PM

You don’t want to know what presstitute Amanpour does to warm Bill Clinton up before and after interviews.

viking01 on June 21, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Hillary’s hope is that the GOP nominates another establishment dork/liberal for prez, following their now usual pattern. If that happens, it doesn’t matter how vile she is and how little she’s accomplished–she will win and the country will accelerate its descent into a new Dark Age.

She can be beaten and beaten badly, but only by a strong conservative leader who gives her the savage pummeling she so richly deserves.

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I cannot imagine the twisting of the meaning, anger and self-rightness that would be coming from the left if a conservative had referred to either the suspect or the victim as a person who lived “on the other side of the tracks”. Why, why that conservative might even be called a racist. And just what did Hillary mean by that. Amazing the lack of scrutiny or curiosity when a democrat makes questionable terminology.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Communist News Network.

And we’re surprised?

ButterflyDragon on June 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Of course everyone knows that CNN is nothing but a shill for liberal democrats. But look at what it has cost CNN. CNN can no long even draw the ratings of a rerun of Gilligan’s Island or an Infomercial for commemorative celebrity plates.

What interview? Who knew? Who cares?

cthemfly on June 21, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Exactly!

Wallythedog on June 21, 2014 at 8:04 PM

There were more people who saw that interview inside that room than who saw it on CNN.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:07 PM

anotherJoe on June 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM

And Pat Roberts and Thad too.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:07 PM

That they would NEED to coach the audience might be the same side of the coin with the horrible ratings of her book. It’s now out of the top ten in books and out of the top 100 in Kindle. Not to mention that WELL over half of the ratings are 1-star. For someone who is supposedly “super popular,” all signs point to THAT being a lie.

UnderstandingisPower on June 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

She can be beaten and beaten badly, but only by a strong conservative leader who gives her the savage pummeling she so richly deserves.

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Wish I could agree, but Ds will be marching to the polls to vote for the first Female POTUS if she is the nominee.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

********************* HilRod AstroTurfy **********************!!

canopfor on June 21, 2014 at 8:11 PM

The media have become pure propagandists and they don’t even seem to care if you know. I actually do not despise the Hillary, Obama or Pelosi. They are doing their jobs as lefty pols pushing a Marxist agenda and lying about it. That’s politics. But the media are not doing their jobs as journalists. Not even sure if that career exists anymore. If you go to journalism school, you really are going to state propaganda training instead. So I do despise the media.

KMav on June 21, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Wish I could agree, but Ds will be marching to the polls to vote for the first Female POTUS if she is the nominee.

Sounds like the perfect time to give millions of voters the first opportunity to march to the polls to vote for the first conservative nominee in their lifetime.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Oops!

https://twitter.com/FoxNewsInsider

FoxNewsInsider @FoxNewsInsider · Jun 20

AUDIO: #HillaryClinton Laughs While Discussing Defense of Child Rapist http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/06/20/audio-hillary-clinton-laughs-while-discussing-defense-child-rapist … @kimguilfoyle @jessebwatters

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/06/20/audio-hillary-clinton-laughs-while-discussing-defense-child-rapist

canopfor on June 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Ds will be marching to the polls to vote for the first Female POTUS if she is the nominee.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Dems will vote for whomever the party nominates. Hillary’s femininity is no longer sufficient to tilt elections or erections.

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Sounds like the perfect time to give millions of voters the first opportunity to march to the polls to vote for the first conservative nominee in their lifetime.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:14 PM

That would be awesome. A Jeb or Christie will lose in a landslide. This time, we deserve a conservative.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM

I think it will be. The MSM will be foaming at the mouth over another ‘historic’ election.

We should counter that with our own female nominee.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:24 PM

There’s a reason it was dubbed the Clinton News Network.

Midas on June 21, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Communist News Network.

And we’re surprised?

ButterflyDragon on June 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Has anyone here indicated that they were surprised?

Midas on June 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Would they have coached an audience for a townhall interview with Mitt Romney, or Ted Cruz?

Those guys aren’t historic enough.

Moesart on June 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

That would be awesome. A Jeb or Christie will lose in a landslide. This time, we deserve a conservative.

As you well know – Ronald Reagan a true conservative won two landslides. And if memory serves me right he took 49 states against Mondale. Take note he took the northeast states just a short 34 years ago. And then for some strange reason the republicans thought it a good idea to run mush and wishy washy as their nominees.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:24 PM

How about a historic Hispanic nominee, and a solid fearless conservative to boot? I’ll see your pastel pantsuit and raise you one cuban cigar.

The press is simply the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Don’t play their game according to their rules. Asymmetric Warfare: Attack the “journalists”–exploit the internet–keep up the fire–outflank and outrun them. Make Hillary dance to our tune, and she will disintegrate right in front of the voters’ eyes.

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 8:31 PM

actually i am surprised they had to do it. I watched maybe 15 seconds of the vid and it was clear (not surprisingly) that the women would strongly Clintonistas…that’s sad to see, by heh.

but then to add that they were actually coached like a same show…think Let’s Make a Deal…that’s sad

r keller on June 21, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Just more of that Axel-turf. If it’s not FAKE, then it’s not Democratic!

GarandFan on June 21, 2014 at 8:32 PM

And Pat Roberts and Thad too.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Right. I’m just concentrating on Lamar Alexander.

Some key issues where Alexander lines up with the leftists: AMNESTY, global warming “climate change,” Common Core, and others: http://www.redstate.com/diary/jayp/2013/07/27/senator-lamar-alexanders-fishy-voting-record/

anotherJoe on June 21, 2014 at 8:37 PM

H

How about a historic Hispanic nominee, and a solid fearless conservative to boot? I’ll see your pastel pantsuit and raise you one cuban cigar.

How about just a nominee who is the most capable, able, articulate and true believing conservative we can get and not be concerned about their genitalia or ethnic background. We are conservatives and that should not matter to us.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:39 PM

4 words. Democrats with by-lines. One party, one volk, one nation.

Gebirgsjager on June 21, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Ronald Reagan a true conservative won two landslides. And if memory serves me right he took 49 states against Mondale.

Reagan ran as a Republican, not a conservative. People often forget that these days.

I can’t remember Reagan even using the word conservative very much. Maybe for an audience like CPAC, but that’s it.

I’m not saying he wasn’t. I’m just saying he didn’t run as anything but a Republican. And, he never was the arm waving type.

Moesart on June 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

True story.

Here in central NH tonight, the scanner has been humming with multiple transmissions reporting folks in the town of Sandwich (just south of the White Mountains, just north of “Golden Pond”) calling in to report that they felt an earthquake. So far, no confirmation of same, but that’s the town where Claude Rains lived out his final years!

Del Dolemonte on June 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

spiritof61 on June 21, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I’d be THRILLED with Cruz as the nominee. Then he could pick someone like Haley or Martinez for running mate.

Sounds awesome.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I actually do not despise the Hillary, Obama or Pelosi. They are doing their jobs as lefty pols pushing a Marxist agenda and lying about it.
KMav on June 21, 2014 at 8:12 PM

That is exactly why I despise Hillary, Obysmal,and Pelosi (as well as a number of others).

onlineanalyst on June 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM

anotherJoe on June 21, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Any idea how Joe Carr is doing? Doesn’t seem like he’s running a very exciting campaign.

I only know what I read online about it though, since I don’t know anyone in TN to even ask.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM

I don’t think anyone, D or R, could win 49 states again. I don’t think even 40 is possible.

There are too many states that are either dark blue or dark red. No R has a chance in CA or NY, and no D has a chance in the south.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Reagan ran as a Republican, not a conservative. People often forget that these days.

They knew he was a conservative. Hell half the republicans who claim they are conservative today are not. The people who voted for him may not have even connected the word conservative to him. You make a good point, maybe that was genius. Just go out and be conservative rather than claiming to be conservative. Be who you are and let people decide if that is what they want. Don’t tag yourself just be yourself. We saw in him a man who believed in the rule of law, the constitution, fairness, a less intrusive federal government, federalism, a strong America and the American way of life.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:52 PM

I don’t think anyone, D or R, could win 49 states again. I don’t think even 40 is possible.

There are too many states that are either dark blue or dark red. No R has a chance in CA or NY, and no D has a chance in the south.

There are millions of people who don’t show up to vote because of the quality of the nominee. A true conservative could bring those absent voters out of the shadows. Come to think of it conservatives are truly the only ones in the shadows. Not the illegal alien. Anyway, that was my point. Not that a republican could take 49 states again.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Hillary missed a golden opportunity for us to hear “I don’t feel no ways tired” in a British or even Persian accent.

anuts on June 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Sounds like the perfect time to give millions of voters the first opportunity to march to the polls to vote for the first conservative nominee in their lifetime.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:14 PM

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That would be awesome. A Jeb or Christie will lose in a landslide. This time, we deserve a conservative.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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As you well know – Ronald Reagan a true conservative won two landslides. And if memory serves me right he took 49 states against Mondale. Take note he took the northeast states just a short 34 years ago. And then for some strange reason the republicans thought it a good idea to run mush and wishy washy as their nominees.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM

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Reagan ran as a Republican, not a conservative. People often forget that these days.

I can’t remember Reagan even using the word conservative very much. Maybe for an audience like CPAC, but that’s it.

I’m not saying he wasn’t. I’m just saying he didn’t run as anything but a Republican. And, he never was the arm waving type.

Moesart on June 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

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Okay Moewart . . . . . define “ran as“, as you used them above.

Reagan’s keynote statement throughout the 1980 election was:

“Government’s not the solution to the problem … Government is the problem.”

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You’re gonna have to explain to me how that isn’t “running as a conservative.”

listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Here in central NH tonight, the scanner has been humming with multiple transmissions reporting folks in the town of Sandwich (just south of the White Mountains, just north of “Golden Pond”) calling in to report that they felt an earthquake. So far, no confirmation of same, but that’s the town where Claude Rains lived out his final years!

Its more IRS computers hard drives and servers being destroyed deep underground.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Yes, the nominee makes all the difference. We’ve had terrible ones for too long. Hopefully 2016 changes that.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM

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I don’t think anyone, D or R, could win 49 states again. I don’t think even 40 is possible.

There are too many states that are either dark blue or dark red. No R has a chance in CA or NY, and no D has a chance in the south.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:46 PM

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I respectfully disagree with that assessment.
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listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

We need someone TODAY . . . . . who will boldly, and unashamedly say:

(my variation of the Reagan quote)
“Government regulations and social programs aren’t the solution to the problem … Government regulations and social programs are the problem”

listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 9:09 PM

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 9:02 PM

The real solution to our problems will come when the states step up to the plate via an Article V States Amendment Convention , resuming their parental duties and responsibilities over their creation the incorrigible federal government.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 9:09 PM

There are millions of people who don’t show up to vote because of the quality of the nominee.

Buckshots on June 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

There are tens of millions of ill-informed voters who should stay home.

The popular meme is that voting is patriotic. Ill-informed voters usually vote for Dems.

bw222 on June 21, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Any idea how Joe Carr is doing?

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Well, not exactly. Ok, we got: Joe Carr is Gaining Momentum and Endorsements Against Lamar Alexander. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/16/Joe-Carr-Gaining-Endorsements-Momentum-Against-Lamar-Alexander

And Laura Ingraham is now actively supporting Carr. So, that worked the magic for Brat.

anotherJoe on June 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM

listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Well, I can’t see any R winning CA, NY or CT for example. Just as I can’t see any D winning SC, Utah or Alabama.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 9:17 PM

And Laura Ingraham is now actively supporting Carr. So, that worked the magic for Brat.

anotherJoe on June 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Thanks. I did see the Breitbart article. Unfortunately, none of the endorsements are big names.

However, very happy to hear that about Laura. Hopefully Mark Levin will be helping him too. I don’t know if Palin will endorse. My feeling is if she was going to endorse Joe and Milton, she would have by now.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM

listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

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Well, I can’t see any R winning CA, NY or CT for example. Just as I can’t see any D winning SC, Utah or Alabama.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 9:17 PM

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I can see a Ronald Reagan type of conservative winning all three of those states, if we can nominate such a candidate.

listens2glenn on June 21, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Well, I can’t see any R winning CA, NY or CT for example. Just as I can’t see any D winning SC, Utah or Alabama.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Having lived in Chicago and in New York State, I can tell you that if Stalin ran as a Democrat in Chicago against Jesus as a Republican Stalin would win in a landslide (even discounting the dead vote). That protestant work ethic thing would weigh heavily on Jesus. In New York State Jesus might pull it off but the notion that he was too close to the Christian Right would hurt him badly enough among enough Democrats that Stalin would probably be favored.

KW64 on June 21, 2014 at 9:37 PM

I wonder if CNN had signs for when Hillary was asked questions about Benghazi that said:

DO NOT Shout B— S—

KW64 on June 21, 2014 at 9:52 PM

I’m shocked, shocked I say! CNN would stage a positive interview if Hill Dog? Who would have thunk!

hpk1942 on June 21, 2014 at 9:57 PM

KW64 on June 21, 2014 at 9:37 PM

I’m sure you are right, but some people seem to think otherwise. No R or D has a chance at winning even 40 states. The country is too divided.

It’s an uphill battle for any R, as we are losing all demographics except white men. Maybe white women, although the female vote overall is more D than R.

It can be done, but won’t be a landslide.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 10:04 PM

If they’re giving Killary a 1 hour free campaign ad, doesn’t the Equal Time Rule mandate a 1 hour free campaign ad for Repubs?
http://www.ask.com/wiki/Equal-time_rule

AppraisHer on June 21, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Not even Pravda did that.

Schadenfreude on June 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM

It’s an uphill battle for any R, as we are losing all demographics except white men. Maybe white women, although the female vote overall is more D than R.

It can be done, but won’t be a landslide.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 10:04 PM

So if I understand correctly; we are probably effed, but not in a nice way?

arnold ziffel on June 21, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Congratulations, Townhall…that is the worst video link I have ever seen. What a joke.

Jaibones on June 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Ed … the saddest part of this for both yourself and Erik Wemple is that you both think this is … newsworthy.

PolAgnostic on June 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM

BINGO!

Meanwhile, crickets on the massive, “man-caused disaster” invasion of our own country:

WORD-OF-MOUTH EXODUS TO USA…
CENTRAL AMERICAN MEDIA SCRAMBLE
Honduran President: Illegals come in search of amnesty…
White House Admits ‘Rumors’ Motivating Crossings…
Migrants amassing at Rio Grande’s edge…
Thousands stuck in Mexican stash houses…
Feds looking to shelter in New York…
CHICAGO: In A Former Monastery?!
Biden Hints Some May Get Citizenship…
Hundreds of Infants, Toddlers Under 2 Years Old Apprehended…
Cartels Use Influx as Cover…

Maybe because amnesty supporters finally realize that the 2012 DACA EO and all the other continuous amnesty talk a la the DREAM Act, KIDS Act, McCain-Kennedy (thrice!), SB 744, ad nauseum, are GIANT MAGNETS for more and more illegal immigration.

Attrition through enforcement is NEVER acknowledged as the most popular, effective, humane, and just solution:

http://www.jmisys.com/immigrationmarches/zogby5.html

Listen to an illegal alien explain how well it works — WHEN USED:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxe1WO27B_I

fred5678 on June 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

This is why they complain about and try to discredit Fox News. Inside their bubble they’re doing much worse things than Fox dreams of.

I’ll bet you multiple VA whistleblowers were ignored over the years because it wasn’t a story they wanted to pursue.

TallDave on June 21, 2014 at 11:30 PM

It can be done, but won’t be a landslide.

cat_owner on June 21, 2014 at 10:04 PM

I think winning the electoral college is still possible but it will not happen if conservatives do not turn out for the GOP candidate because they do not think he is conservative enough. The perfect cannot be allowed to be the enemy of the good. A few more Democratic terms will solidly shift the Supreme Court and then, like in Venezuela, when Chavez controlled the court, he could do anything he wanted. Right now, Obama can effectively rewrite laws by decree but he cannot rewrite the constitution. Once you control the court, you can effectively rewrite that as well.

KW64 on June 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Next time, put Hillary in front of this CNN audience.

Shy Guy on June 22, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Shy Guy on June 22, 2014 at 12:30 AM

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Or this audience.

listens2glenn on June 22, 2014 at 12:49 AM

I think this is a sign that the Left will get more and more desperate as they get closer to 2016.

In 2012, they used the IRS to win an election.

In 2016, nothing will surprise me. Gird your loins.

faraway on June 22, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Bmore

Schadenfreude on June 22, 2014 at 1:19 AM

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