RINGSIDE POLITICS – MARCH 2, 2021
Written by WGSO Producer on March 2, 2021
Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere
Today’s Hot Topics:
1) Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois shrugged off being placed on former President Donald Trump’s enemies list during a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Host Joe Scarborough told Kinzinger that “Donald Trump putting you on his enemies list I think for a lot of people that should be a badge of honor,” to which Kinzinger said, “Well, it is.”
“I’d rather be on the enemies list of a losing choke artist, you know, who failed to win an election that, frankly, had he just managed even halfway decently anything, since he was an incumbent, he probably could have won,” Kinzinger said. “It’s not a bad enemies list to be on.”
2) Republican legislators across the country are preparing a slew of new voting restrictions in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s defeat.
Georgia will be the focal point of the GOP push to change state election laws, after Democrats narrowly took both Senate seats there and President Joe Biden carried the state by an even smaller margin. But state Republicans in deep-red states and battlegrounds alike are citing Trump’s meritless claims of voter fraud in 2020 — and the declining trust in election integrity Trump helped drive — as an excuse to tighten access to the polls.
Some Republican officials have been blunt about their motivations: They don’t believe they can win unless the rules change. “They don’t have to change all of them, but they’ve got to change the major parts of them so that we at least have a shot at winning,” Alice O’Lenick, a Republican on the Gwinnett County, Ga., board of elections in suburban Atlanta, told the Gwinnett Daily Post last week. She has since resisted calls to resign.
3) British journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan unleashed a scathing attack on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for making their pregnancy public.
The Good Morning Britain host, who is known for overtly criticising the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was not particularly happy about the couple’s second pregnancy.
Taking to Twitter, Morgan wrote, “BREAKING: Harry & Meghan have announced they’re pregnant and released this cheesy photo of themselves to ensure the media gives the story about their private life more prominence – in their latest courageous effort to stop the same media focusing on their private life.”
4) Mayor Bill de Blasio is blasting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s apology following allegations of sexual harassment by two former female staffers.
The governor sought to stem the political fallout by issuing a statement Sunday, saying he “never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm” and was “truly sorry” if anything he said was “misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”
The statement came after Charlotte Bennett, a low-level aide in the governor’s administration until November, told the New York Times that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men.
1) Stephen Soukup; Vice President and Publisher of The Political Forum; Author; “THE DICTATORSHIP OF WOKE CAPITAL: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business” –
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