It’s Angela Rye, whom you might remember from the time she called for tearing down statues of Washington and Jefferson alongside those of Robert E. Lee. Doubling down on the left’s most alienating impulses seems to be her niche on the network.
The part to watch for below is when she tells Trump advisor Gina Loudon that she can’t hope to understand what it’s like not to feel represented, to which Loudon responds that her own son is both a minority and disabled. Which … does not go over well. One surefire trick to winning over an audience: When a mom starts discussing the experiences of her handicapped child, you should definitely [checks notes] look away and roll your eyes in disgust.
As for the tone-deaf dummy who governs New York, Trump took the alley-oop from him yesterday and dunked it:
“WE’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, IT WAS NEVER THAT GREAT.” Can you believe this is the Governor of the Highest Taxed State in the U.S., Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
To which Cuomo replied with a tweet so lame that even the Trump-haters on “Morning Joe” were goofing on him for it:
.@RealDonaldTrump: What you say would be ‘great again’ would not be great at all…We will not go back to discrimination, segregation, sexism, isolationism, racism or the KKK.
Like NY’s motto says: Excelsior — Ever Upward (not backward) https://t.co/nrcUrsYJCO
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 16, 2018
Normally I’d blame that on a clumsy intern but the redundant parenthetical at the end makes me think that ol’ tin-ears himself might have written it.
His primary opponent’s response to his original comments was more deft:
NEW: @CynthiaNixon responds to @andrewcuomo comment that “America was never that great.”
Nixon: “I think this is just another example of Andrew Cuomo trying to figure out what a progressive sounds like and missing by a mile.”
— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) August 15, 2018
That’s a clever (and efficient!) zinger, simultaneously questioning Cuomo’s progressive cred and distancing herself from the idea that America’s never been great. Does Cuomo really not speak for most progressives, though? Is Angela Rye some crazy outlier? Leftist politicians disagree with Cuomo because, unlike him, they have a dim awareness that sentiments like his make 75 percent of the electorate retch, but I’d be eager to see a poll on what self-identified liberals think of his comment. Say what you will about lefty pols but they’re pretty astute about knowing which of their actual beliefs the public is and isn’t ready to digest in their unvarnished form. Single-payer? The public wasn’t ready in 2010 — but they are now. Gun confiscation? Not just yet. Assault-weapons ban for now (although we may be moving slowly towards a total ban on semiautomatics). Open borders? Still a bit too soon. “Abolish ICE” is the play today. They’ll get to the truth eventually, though. Gotta pick their spots.
“Regardless of your points about slavery, which are nonsense. I hope that you RIP those talking points tonight, they should never be resurrected.” @angela_rye engages in a fiery discussion w @RealDrGina re: the number of black staffers in the White House https://t.co/G4gMHGhaGS pic.twitter.com/7zbRCnKp2n
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) August 16, 2018