Four Years Ago

Some dumbarses with the Donald Trump campaign came out with the old “are you better off today than you were four years ago?” This was first posed by the Ronald Reagan campaign against then President Jimmy Carter back in 1980.

The featured photo is from four years ago around this time. It is an assortment of masks or face coverings we had to endure during the pandemic. How quickly they try to forget.


I was extremely disappointed to learn Friday afternoon that NBC News had hired former RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel as a contributor to their election coverage. I stopped watching “Meet the Press” because they continue to book election deniers.  See this from Vanity Fair:

In a memo announcing McDaniel’s hiring, Carrie Budoff Brown, who leads NBC’s elections reporting, wrote that “it couldn’t be a more important moment to have a voice like Ronna’s on the team,” and referenced McDaniel’s leadership of the GOP “through some of the most turbulent and challenging moments in political history.”

The WSJ reported that “a number of MSNBC anchors and producers have voiced concern internally” about the hire. Some current and former contributors and employees have also gone public. On Friday, MSNBC columnist Marisa Kabas posted on social media a screenshot of an email she sent to Brown, in which she encouraged her to “reconsider” the hire. “As columnists, we are held to strict standards of factuality and truth, and are expected to have a fundamental understanding of our democracy,” she wrote. “McDaniel has proven time and again that she adheres to none of those values.”

And this:

However, McDaniel was slated to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, and her appearance went forward as planned. The show’s host, Kristen Welkersaid the interview was scheduled weeks before the former RNC chair was hired and that it “will be a news interview,” adding she “was not involved in [McDaniel’s] hiring.”

In the interview—her first since leaving the RNC and being replaced by a slate of Trump picks—McDaniel appeared to reverse comments she made last year in which she claimed Biden’s 2020 victory wasn’t “fair.” On Sunday, she acknowledged that Biden won “fair and square” in 2020 and that he is “the legitimate president.”

But during a panel discussion on the show after McDaniel’s interview, former “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd told Welker he felt she deserved “an apology” from network executives. “I don’t know what to believe,” Todd said. “[McDaniel] is now a paid contributor by NBC News. I have no idea whether any answer she gave to you was because she didn’t want to mess up her contract.” Todd added that McDaniel “has credibility issues that she still has to deal with.”

Here is the entire read: Ronna McDaniel Won’t Be Appearing on MSNBC: Report | Vanity Fair.

Folks know that Commentary has “Today” on the flat screen on mornings Monday through Saturday. If they bring McDaniel on “Today”, I am hitting the mute button. I gave up on CNN a while back. I now watch MSNBC. I am glad that MSNBC is pushing back.

I don’t know what they were thinking on this move.


MLB returns to The Yard tonight as we host the Space Cowboys.

Recent Posts