Tom Steyer’s Anti-Trump Efforts Stymied By Trump Economic Success
“could not back this bold claim with any facts or reason”
Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is spending a fortune to get Democrats elected with the goal of impeaching Trump. But like many Democrats running this fall, he is tripping over the fact that the economy is booming on Trump’s watch.
During a recent appearance on MSNBC, Steyer struggled to explain his position.
Reagan McCarthy writes at Townhall:
Tom Steyer Gets Owned By MSNBC, Tries to Downplay Trump Economic Success
Far-left Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer, also the founder of Super PAC NextGen America and Need To Impeach, was grilled by MSNBC hosts on President Trump’s economy. The billionaire struggled to push-back on the hosts’ factual claims about the Trump Administration’s growing economy.
Steyer asserted that corporations are hijacking American democracy, and that the aforementioned claim is the reason for booming business and consumer confidence; Steyer could not back this bold claim with any facts or reason.
In the most delusional claim in the entire interview, Steyer claimed that the Middle Class saw no benefits from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The left-leaning Tax Policy Center found that 80 percent of Americans will see a tax cut, and just 5 percent, a majority upper-class tax brackets, will see a slight increase.
Watch the clip below:
David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon caught another interesting moment from this same interview which is worth mentioning. It seems MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle think it’s selfish for voters to make their decisions based on things like the preservation of values, rights and wealth:
MSNBC Anchors Fret People ‘Vote Pretty Selfishly,’ Find It ‘Fascinating’ People Support Trump Because of Guns, Abortion
Interviewing left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer, Ruhle fretted that in spite of Trump’s boorishness and dishonesty, “a lot of people vote pretty selfishly.”
“While we could find or do find the president’s constant lying or lawlessness or reprehensible behavior morally unacceptable, a lot of people vote pretty selfishly, and they say, ‘What’s going to give me more money in my pockets?'” Ruhle said to Steyer, who has long sought Trump’s impeachment.
“Or what’s going to make abortion illegal or what’s going to make sure that my Second Amendment rights stay the same, and clearly, that adds up to enough people that the president still has something akin to 40 percent of the electorate in polls,” Velshi said. “It’s kind of fascinating to us, as I’m sure it is to you, but how do we talk about that?”
People in the liberal media just keep proving they don’t understand Trump voters at all.
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It seems MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle think it’s selfish for voters to make their decisions based on things like the preservation of values, rights and wealth
Everyone knows decisions should be made on the basis of race, gender, and fighting climate change!
Evidently in some cases Republican values are Progressive values.
Democrats were correct about ending Alcohol Prohibition. (which they started). Republicans took the opposite position.
Democrats are correct about ending Drug Prohibition. (which they started). Republicans are taking the opposite position.
If only Republicans could lean from history. They adopted these issues from Progressives. That right there should be a big enough clue.
So is murder prohibition bad too?
Murder is malum per se – bad in itself.
Drug use is malum prohibitum – bad because authorities prohibit it.
There is a difference.
Authorities could ban drinking water – that does not in fact make it bad.
Opium was once over the counter. And then we got the nanny State. Which, in case you haven’t noticed, doesn’t work.
I do like strong conservative values.
“Government SAVE us. We are being attacked by plants.”
You also have to consider the original purpose of the laws.
How a Democrat racist hate-monger masterminded America’s War on Drugs
They still work that way
Rand Paul On Drug War Racism
It depends on the definition of the word, “works”.
The degree to which government intervention is required depends on the character of the citizens. This is true for both the use of adictive drugs and murder.
Do you really believe that the character of our population is sufficiently good that we are capable of dealing with OTC opium?
Freedom is a good thing, but it is not worthy of worship.
I believe we are just as good as we were in 1914 when opiates and cocaine were prohibited to punish the Chinese and Negroes (look up the history of the Harrison Narcotics act).
Back then Republicans opposed the law because the Federal Government didn’t have the power. No Drug Prohibition Amendment has been passed in the intervening 100+ years.
Back then it was Democrats who were racist. Why would Republicans want to adopt racist Progressive policies?
It is a wonder.
Past motivations are informative, but not dispositive. The question is whether, given current circumstances, the law is reasonable. Your views on this seem simplistic to me discounting a large fraction of our experiences with addictive drugs.
“If only Republicans could lean from history….”
That assumes the party is not completely and utterly corrupted – which it has been.
If real Republicans could learn from history, it’s to blow-off the likes of mccain, romney, corker, flake, collins, bush, mcconnell, boehner and the rest of the jerks who have enabled the democrat party to take over our educational and media systems to become – literally – the fascist party.
Trump is the future – IF the GOP really wants one. And that’s a big if.
In a way, Steyer is kind of inspiring. One can be an idiot and yet still be a billionaire!
A financial idiot savant.
They seem astonished to find that many people chose to vote in ways that they believe will improve their own lives, rather than voting as blind idealogues.
WOT, but this has GOT to be a spoof.
Well, it’s the Babylon Bee, so yes, of course.
Well, I’ve never heard of the Babylon Bee, so not of course – although it would be hard to believe even OC could be that stupid.
You’ve been missing out. The Babylon Bee is hilarious!
One of the funniest/saddest stories was last week, when the Babylon Bee put up an article saying that the Pope shouldn’t be asked to get involved with the Clergy Sex scandals, because he had important issues like Climate Change and Immigration to deal with. And then the next day Cardinal Cupich of Chicago went on the record in an official interview, saying that it was unfair of people to expect the Pope to get involved with these sex scandals when he had important things like Climate Change and Immigration to worry about.
It’s another stupid fake news thing, just “real” fake news, unlike, well, real “fake news”. Some people think this kid stuff is hilarious . . . just not when CNN does it.
Unfortunately, Fun Fake News is just an inoculation for the stupid Left, just like Godwin’s Law in an inoculation for the genuine fascist Left.
Humor is often the most sane, and sanity inducing, way to deal with most of this nonsense.
This is what the term “fake news” originally meant, before Trump took it and changed its meaning. Clinton used it to mean that people were spreading stories from publications like the Onion and the Bee, which are fake news sites, that don’t pretend to give real news. Trump pointed out that if you looked at it objectively there wasn’t much to pick and choose between those sites and the major news networks, except that the latter pretended not to be fake. So he started using the term to attack false stories on the real news sites.
What is WOT?
Appears to be internet slang for “what.” The source I use for this sort of thing is https://www.internetslang.com and the specific page for WOT is https://www.internetslang.com/list.asp?i=W&ezpage=10
I just wish people would use common English in comments rather than being cutsie with internet slang, or truncated English like they are texting on a flipphone. U no wot I mn?
Originally, at least in the racing world, “Wide Open Throttle”.
Now a cuter version of “what”. I think it requires a masters degree, maybe a phd, to come up with those.
In this context the meaning seemed obvious to me: “Way off topic”.
Wow, Trump keeps the “Resistance” squealing. Nothing better on Labor Day than steaks and D’rats a-cookin’ on the grill!
Hyperrich regressive tyrants like Steyer are immensely dangerous, and must be destroyed.
I think back to an editorial in the WSJ from earlier this year. The author stated that he liked the way Obama crafted his speech, but the author strongly disagreed with what Obama did.
Conversely, the author strongly disagreed with the way Trump barked out his words, but the author liked many of the things Trump has done.
This points to a truism with all people, in general, and politicians, in particular – don’t listen to what they say, but watch what they do.
Steyer the Liar can spend his millions to say whatever he wants (thanks to citizens united!), but the American people watch what the economy does, and that tends to drown out the din of detangement.
I voted for Trump with reservations, but now that he has demonstrated that his campaign promises actually mean something, I am very pleased with Trump.
I love these stories reporting how high the libs are piling their cash on the funeral pyre of defeat. How many billions did they burn in 2016 again?
How well-financed a candidate was used to be a fairly accurate bellweather for forecasting elections. These candidates used to be called “front runners”. Since Trump, we call them “losers” to be incinerated on the latest multi-billion dollar funeral pyre.
Selling cancer is very expensive.
Another rich man who got rich by doing what he now preaches against. But does he become a pauper out of contrition? Hell no. He shorts the economy he disparages. Trump has cost Soros, Steyer and Cuban hundreds of millions of dollars by pulling up the middle class. Manufacturing, restaurants, meat producers and services are going crazy with demand.
Steyer is one sick guy.
At least Soros has at least one excuse: indoctrination by the Nazis of WW2.
Steyer? He’s just sick.
You are one sick guy. Soros was not indoctrinated by any nazis. Nor did he ever collaborate with them. It is a vile, vicious libel, and can’t be justified just because we don’t like his politics. Shame on all those who spread it.
Soros did give $33 million to the Black Liars Movement (BLM), which was built on the lie “hands up, don’t shoot”, when the truth was that 300 pound Mikey Brown was charging for his second assault on Officer Wilson, and then black lawyers assaulted Wilson again trying to take away his right to be a cop.
This is true, but doesn’t justify making up lies about his past.
Steyer likes to play fast and loose with facts. The President is at 40% of the voters? That is all Americans, not likely voters. Likely voters usually poll better for Republicans than the general population.
Steyer claims corporations are “hijacking” elections? What does he think billionaires like Soros and him are doing?
Hey Mr Steyer, I’m throwing my hat in the ring. Maryland House seat, could be attacked from the left… er … ahem.. “Trump is Hitler without the fashion sense.. America never was that great but could be with more bathrooms for trannys… No borders no police and free tuition for MS13. Trump bad impeach impeach impeach!”
There. Now if you could make the check out for $150,000 we’ll get this campaign underway!
Someone did not appreciate sarcastic humor, perhaps Milhouse?
No, probably one of your lowlife associates.
Tom Steyer underlying thesis is…wait for it!
You are stupid!