Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on November 13, 2016 by Allahpundit

Think of the high-ranking Clinton deputies who cleared their schedules for this morning last weekend expecting they’d be talking to Chuck Todd about the coming White House transition and the first 100 days. Hillary went from a figure of world-historic significance (“Who was the first woman president of the United States?”) to an historical footnote (“Who was the first woman to be nominated for president?”) in the span of eight hours on Tuesday night. There aren’t enough sedatives in the world…

Instead this morning brings a Republican victory lap starting on “State of the Union” with Paul Ryan, who’ll explain just how excited he is to be in charge of a nationalist agenda that demands mass deportation for illegals and no mucking around with entitlements, ever. Likely future Attorney General Rudy Giuliani will be on the same show, as well as on “This Week” on ABC, to explain to America that He Is The Law Now, while hopefully soon-to-be chief of staff Kellyanne Conway will appear on “Fox News Sunday.” The most interesting interview, though, might involve a Democrat: Bernie Sanders is the lead guest on “Face the Nation” at a moment when the left is seething with contempt for Hillary for blowing the election. Will Sanders finally stop holding back and say what he really thinks about her or will he take pity on the vanquished? Either way, expect to hear a lot about how Democrats have completely forfeited the white working class to the GOP.

One other interesting guest this morning is Dem Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim ever elected to Congress and a contender to be the next chair of the DNC. The conventional wisdom on conservative political Twitter is that Democrats would be nuts to give him a role like that given how alienated blue-collar whites already are from the party. Could be. A black Muslim as head of the Democratic Party isn’t an … obviously logical reply to white disaffection in the Rust Belt. But don’t sell Ellison short. This comment he made on a Sunday show last year, about a month after Trump jumped into the race, has been making the rounds this week. Note the hearty laughter from the panel. The full line-up is at the AP.


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