Not much ……..

Not much changed over the weekend since our last blog. Donald Trump Jr. and healthcare dominated the news, and it was just more of the same.

The Donald Trump Jr. Saga:

The Trump Jr. news just keeps getting more involved and worse for the administration. Now there are reports that there were eight people in the meeting and some papers were left behind. Why they didn’t identify this meeting earlier instead of saying there were none is beyond us. How they handled it since it was disclosed (apparently because Jared Kushner amended his papers to ID it) is ridiculous. From yes, we had a meeting to the release of the emails which were incriminating (” A Russian government lawyer” and “part of the Russian governments” attempt to help elect Donald Trump). Then add the additional people in the room and the report of papers left behind and you have all the fodder the MSM and left need to keep this going for a long long time.

The Healthcare Beat Goes On:

The CBO report delayed its report scheduled for today. They now say it will be later this week. Doesn’t matter, it will result in more of “the cruel Republicans throwing people off insurance to die”.
Then John McCain ends up in the hospital and the vote gets delayed a week. Was McCain pro bill? We’re not sure. Are there 50 votes? We doubt it.
The issue today is this. Obamacare created an entitlement and once a government entitlement is in place you can’t take it away. No bill will cover everyone, have no restrictions, not mandate coverage and reduce costs. Understand that.
So when you hear Rand Paul and Susan Collins on the Sunday shows saying this bill doesn’t do all “they” want, here’s why they are wrong.
They both say that Obamacare is imploding and needs repeal. What they don’t understand is they can’t get all they want (which is very different).
Their voting “no” on the senate alternative only means Obamacare will stay in place and the process of correcting or fixing anything cannot occur.
Obamacare is the law, it is an entitlement and a “no” vote on an alternative because all you want is not in it, is a mistake.

The Ratings:

On Thursday, as the Trump Jr. news dominated, Fox narrowly beat MSNBC. Rachel Maddow had the number one show, Hannity was second. Carlson third.

Total Viewers (Live +SD) Thursday

  • Total day: FNC: 1.549 | CNN: 785 | MSNBC: 1.267 | HLN: 221
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.417 | CNN: 1.037 | MSNBC: 2.231 | HLN: 305
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.363
Specialists:
1.605
Baier:
1.989
MacCallum:
1.816
Carlson:
2.400
TheFive:
2.364
Hannity:
2.483
Carlson:
1.347
CNN Tapper:
859
Blitzer:
892
Blitzer:
826
Burnett:
1.031
Cooper:
1.086
Cooper:
988
Lemon:
1.033
Spcl.:
717
MSNBC Wallace:
1.026
MTPDaily:
1.254
News:
1.082
Matthews:
1.477
Hayes:
1.695
Maddow:
2.690
O’Donnell:
2.300
Williams:
1.703
HLN Files:
140
Files:
119
Files:
144
Files:
175
Banfield:
302
ByndRsnble:
244
Files:
368
Files:
455

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