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Cuomo and Friedman: ‘For America to Reside,’ the GOP ‘Has to Die’

In November, CNN host Chris Cuomo openly threatened the lives of Republican lawmakers when he warned that “they’re going to lose far more than this election.” He even admitted to “focusing on” them. And on Monday’s version of Prime Time, Cuomo continued down that harmful street by commiserating with New York Instances columnist and communist China sympathizer Tom Friedman about how “for America to stay, this occasion has to die.

After plugging Friedman’s e book, Cuomo decried how individuals on the suitable would name them out for pushing violence. “In fact, simply utilizing the phrase ‘die’ could have the entire righty fringe throwing you below the bus as the actual particular person asking for violence,” he whined.

Cuomo then went off on Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (who he described as an sickness earlier within the present) for saying that the correct venue to carry former President Trump accountable was in an precise courtroom of legislation (Click on “broaden”):

CUOMO: Two have-you-evers and what do they imply? The primary have-you-ever, have you ever ever seen someone make a political transfer the way in which McConnell did in voting to acquit after which following it up with the precise rationale as for why he ought to have convicted?

FRIEDMAN: Properly, Chris, I feel everybody has fairly nicely lined the truth that the hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell was as large as all open air.

CUOMO: With no disgrace, Tom. That is what I am saying. No disgrace. No disgrace.

From the very starting, we have had a President with out disgrace, backed by a celebration with out backbone, amplified by [a] community with out integrity. That is been the issue,” Friedman proclaimed in response to his host.

 

 

Tapping into his affinity for China’s disgusting system of presidency, Friedman referred to as for what primarily would result in a one-party system in the US: to fracture off sufficient Republican voters to maintain the “Rump Occasion” from getting elected to nationwide workplaces.

What I am actually centered on proper now, and what’s the essential query is: will this occasion cut up in a manner that 10 to fifteen p.c are hived off so the Trump Rump Occasion is unable to win a nationwide election, to retake the Home, to retake the Senate, not to mention retake the presidency,” he mused to Cuomo. “That is what I feel is a very powerful query earlier than the nation. As a result of this occasion has confirmed it’s not a governing occasion.”

In fact, Friedman threw out the drained smear that the Republican Occasion was a cult and claimed the GOP had no platform at their 2020 conference:

It is not a governing occasion in two methods. One, it places its chief, its cult chief, forward of the structure. And second, going again to the marketing campaign, it had a conference during which it had no platform. It had no platform. It’s a must to cease and take into consideration that. Trump, all he talked about was how a lot he wished to get again into energy however he by no means actually mentioned why.

“And you actually should ask, is that this a celebration of well being care plans or conspiracy theories, of Jewish area lasers or an area program, of tearing down the Capitol or build up infrastructure,” Friedman rhetorically requested.

That final line betrayed how ridiculous and unserious Friedman actually was. He steered Republicans weren’t the occasion of an area program, nevertheless it was President Obama that ended manned launches in the US and it was President Trump who introduced them again.

Friedman continued to rant about it was the “most essential factor for the nation proper now’s that this model of the Republican Occasion, led by Donald Trump not be capable to get again in energy once more till the occasion transforms itself.” He added: “It can’t be allowed again in energy once more.”

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The transcript is beneath, click on “broaden” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time
February 15, 2021
9:39:42 p.m. Jap

CHRIS CUOMO: My subsequent visitor says for America to stay, this occasion has to die. Let’s herald New York Instances columnist Tom Friedman, creator of bestseller From Beirut to Jerusalem. In fact, simply utilizing the phrase “die” could have the entire righty fringe throwing you below the bus as the actual particular person asking for violence.

Two have-you-evers and what do they imply? The primary have-you-ever, have you ever ever seen someone make a political transfer the way in which McConnell did in voting to acquit after which following it up with the precise rationale as for why he ought to have convicted?

TOM FRIEDMAN: Properly, Chris, I feel everybody has fairly nicely lined the truth that the hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell was as large as all open air.

CUOMO: With no disgrace, Tom. That is what I am saying. No disgrace. No disgrace.

FRIEDMAN: Yeah. I feel that this — from the very starting we have had a president with out disgrace, backed by a celebration with out backbone, amplified by community with out integrity. That is been the issue.

What I am actually centered on proper now, and what’s the essential query is: will this occasion cut up in a manner that 10 to fifteen p.c are hived off so the Trump Rump Occasion is unable to win a nationwide election, to retake the Home, to retake the Senate, not to mention retake the presidency. That is what I feel is a very powerful query earlier than the nation. As a result of this occasion has confirmed it’s not a governing occasion.

It is not a governing occasion in two methods. One, it places its chief, it’s cult chief, forward of the structure. And second, going again to the marketing campaign, it had a conference during which it had no platform. It had no platform. It’s a must to cease and take into consideration that. Trump, all he talked about was how a lot he wished to get again into energy however he by no means actually mentioned why.

And you actually should ask, is that this a celebration of well being care plans or conspiracy theories, of Jewish area lasers or an area program, of tearing down the Capitol or build up infrastructure?

And so, I feel a very powerful factor for the nation proper now’s that this model of the Republican Occasion, led by Donald Trump not be capable to get again in energy once more till the occasion transforms itself. It is in that sense that I feel this occasion, because it’s presently constituted, has to show into one thing else. It can’t be allowed again in energy once more.

(…)

FRIEDMAN: I feel a very powerful factor proper now, given the place they’re, Chris, is that Joe Biden succeed. He achieve his stimulus program. He achieve getting the vaccine out. He achieve getting academics vaccinated. Certainly one of your visitors earlier within the night time on CNN talked about that. And reviving the economic system.

If Joe Biden can simply hold doing what he is doing. Get up every single day, go to the workplace, do his job, transfer this factor down the street, we will be okay as a rustic. This factor will ultimately burn itself out. However the issue with the occasion proper now, and also you see it in that letter — you realize, Princess Di famously mentioned there are three individuals in my marriage. And within the case of the Republican occasion, there are three individuals. There’s Trump, there’s the bottom, and there is the knowledge ecosystem led by Fox. And folks at the moment are trapped in that closed-loop. And in that closed-loop, you are going to get these sorts of letters. The one manner you break that’s when the occasion is out of energy for a very long time and if Biden succeeds.

(…)

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