Short Takes…

Short Takes

So now we know why Geoffrey Berman, the NY Prosecutor, was asked to go. He refused to sign a Justice Department letter criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio for enforcing social-distancing rules to block religious gatherings, but not protests.
So it was policy related and not a cover up attempt.

Dr. Fauci said at the House hearing that he and colleagues haven’t “ever been told to slow down on testing” for the coronavirus. He added, “we’re going to be doing more testing, not less.”
I guess that settles all the MSM questions since Saturday.

A new NYT/Siena poll says that VP Biden has A 14 point lead today. This is consistent with a number of other polls and illustrates the bad month the President has had.

More good news for Biden. His fund raiser with former President Obama raised $11 million dollars. It was the largest fundraiser of the Biden campagin and comes off his strong May we reported yesterday.

In the NY House race we were watching last night the AOC endorsed challenger knocked off Eliot Engel, the 18 term Democrat incumbent. Jamaal Bowman has made no secret of his intent to be AOC2.

Speaking of AOC, remember when many argued, especially after the Amazon decision, that she would be a single term congressional person? Well put that to rest, she won 70% of the vote.
The big question now is, does she challenge Senator Schumer in two years?

In Kentucky there was a close race for the Democratic Senator nomination to challenge Mitch O’Connell. Amy McGrath, the establishment candidate, appears to have won over her far left opponent.

On the Republican side, two Trump endorsed congressional candidates lost. One was for the replacement of Mark Meadows, now chief of staff.

“People are making a statement about equality, about community, to be against racism, against slavery, I think those are good statements.” That was Governor Andrew Cuomo on the statue take downs in response to the President’s “cities should do more to protect monuments.” Choose a side.

Another Governor, Kristi Noem of South Dakota, was asked about threats to Mount Rushmore and immediately answered “not under my watch.”
After hearing her defending the mountain symbols I thought she should tell the states that want to take down their monuments to send them to South Dakota. They can build a second attraction with a history for all who visit.

Remember all the discussion of Sen. Tim Scott’s police reform bill? Well forget about it, the Democrats voted this AM to kill it. Why wouldn’t they vote to pass and let the House pass the Pelosi bill, then have the reconciliation committee resolve? Now both bills will be killed by opposition, and nothing will get done. Does anyone care to move forward?

The Media Fair? Look at this:
Fox News played all 101 minutes of the President’s Saturday rally in Tulsa.
In doing so, they broke a viewer record for the station on that night.
In contrast, CNN showed 3 minutes and 25 seconds (or 3.4%) and MSNBC 3 minutes and 45 seconds (3.7%).
So an historic record for Fox covering and nothing for their cable competition. Didn’t you think the stations copied their competitors success to drive ratings?

Now they did cover VP Biden’s speech a week before. CNN went live with the speech for 15 minutes while MSNBC offered 18 minutes. Both networks devoted uninterrupted time to Mr. Biden.

Finally, what’s up with Twitter? Look at this story:
Twitter flagged the President for an “abusive” tweet Tuesday after the president warned that he would deploy “serious force” against demonstrators if they try to create an autonomous zone in the nation’s capital.
“We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group,” Twitter said of the president’s post. Earlier in the day, the president had responded to vandals who defaced St. John’s Church near the White House, spray-painting “BHAZ” on its white columns. The letters stand for Black House Autonomous Zone.

Have a great day.

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