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  • ‘Unreal:’ ABC Flips Out Over Trump’s ‘Racial Slur’ Against Sen. Warren

    11/28/2017 10:45:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | November 28, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    At a Navajo veterans’ ceremony over the weekend, President Trump made a brief joke at Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren’s expense, calling her "Pocahontas," that left the media practically foaming at the mouth. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Matthew Dowd and Meghan McCain perhaps had the most overdramatic analysis of the comment, slamming it as a “gross” “attack” and a “racial slur,” on Good Morning America. Anchor George Stephanopoulos hyped that “the president raised a lot of eyebrows” with this comment, inviting “Republican” analysts Meghan McCain and Matthew Dowd to bash Trump. After playing the video clip of Trump saying Warren is known...
  • ABC's Matthew Dowd: GOP ‘Empowered’ Clinton’s Predatory Behavior With ‘Tainted’ Justice Thomas

    11/19/2017 10:56:56 AM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | o | November 19, 2017 1:32 PM EST | By Nicholas Fondacar
    ABC’s make-believe Republican Matthew Dowd went completely off the rails Sunday during his appearance on This Week. During the panel discussion of the latest sexual harassment allegations around the country, Dowd went off the deep end and claimed Republicans “empowered” Bill Clinton’s sexually predatory behavior and “gave up their values” by putting “tainted” Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court. According to Dowd, the only reason Justice Thomas was confirmed to sit on the court was that of tribal politics. “I think until we take off our jersey and say some things are not about our Jersey. Some things are...
  • Matt Dowd: Donald Trump Hates the Media Because He Has a 'Real Problem' With 1st Amendment

    08/23/2017 2:17:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | August 23, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    After accusing Trump-supporters of wanting to hurt reporters, ABC went on to claim that Trump hated the media because he hates the truth, on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. Not only that, ABC political analyst Matthew Dowd stated, but Trump hates that that the Constitution protects freedom of the press. The negative allegations began after anchor George Stephanopoulos gushed that the media was “running out of times to say, ‘we’ve never seen anything like this before from someone in the White House.’” Dowd went on to rant that Trump was “stoking the fires” of “division” with this rhetoric against the media:...
  • ABC: Trump Looked ‘Smaller’ & ‘More Insecure’ at ‘Bizarre’ Presser (Only to these morons)

    02/16/2017 5:54:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | February 16, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    During ABC News special report coverage following President Trump’s press conference on Thursday, anchor George Stephanopoulos seemed to be in a state of shock over the commander-in-chief’s hostility to the liberal media: “What a remarkable window into the state of mind of the President of the United States right there....lashed out at the press, made it very clear he thinks the press is dishonest....never seen anything like that.” Special correspondent Matthew Dowd agreed: “No, that was the most amazing press conference by a president I have ever seen and I've been watching it since the mid-70s. And I don't mean...
  • Matthew Dowd Explains Christmas on Twitter: Mary and Joseph Were 'Immigrants' and 'Refugees'

    12/26/2016 11:41:22 AM PST · by kevcol · 50 replies
    NewsBusters and Twitter ^ | December 25, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    The latest media person to fail to think and count to ten before hitting the "Tweet" button is Matthew Dowd. Once a Democrat, Dowd came over to the Republican Party in 1999, and was George W. Bush's chief campaign strategist during the 2004 campaign. He became an independent in 2008 and is currently a Chief Political Analyst at ABC News. He also claims to be Catholic, but clearly has a politically twisted understanding of the first Christmas.
  • Maureen Dowd: Reigning Cats and Dogs

    01/17/2016 8:33:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2016 | Maureen Dowd
    After running as a man last time around, Hillary Clinton is now running as a woman. Matthew Dowd, the former W. strategist who became an independent, says Hillary got it backward: She should have run as a woman in 2008, when she was beating back a feminized antiwar candidate. And she should have run as a man this time, when Americans feel beleaguered and scared and yearn for something "big and masculine and strong," as Dowd put it. Despite the deafening dearth of excitement among younger women, Hillary has cast herself as Groundbreaking Granny.
  • [September 6, 2015] Matthew Dowd: 'Donald Trump, as of Today, is the Republican Nominee for Presiden

    09/06/2015 10:20:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2015 | This Week with George Stephanopoulos
  • Bush Strategist Matthew Dowd & Katrina vanden Heuvel Agree: Ben Carson Should Run (vid)

    11/23/2014 12:49:38 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Real Clear Politics
    On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's This Week, there was a consensus moment between former President Bush's chief re-election strategist Matthew Dowd and Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of the liberal magazine The Nation: Dr. Ben Carson should run for president.
  • Shriver had secret lover before Arnie’s affair was exposed (RINO Matt Dowd)

    09/02/2014 11:45:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    Page Six ^ | September 1, 2014 | Tara Palmeri
    Arnold Schwarzenegger may have shagged the maid — but wife Maria Shriver is no June Cleaver. The Kennedy heiress was sleeping with her husband’s lead campaign strategist well before Schwarzenegger’s old affair with their housekeeper came to light, campaign staffers and other sources told The Post.And after years of playing the betrayed wife, Shriver, 58, recently trotted out her longtime lover, Matthew Dowd, 53, as if he were a new fling, sources said.
  • Bill Kristol Slaps Down ABC’s Matthew Dowd: 2014 ‘Will Be A Referendum On ObamaCare’

    03/31/2014 6:39:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    ABC News Political Analyst and former Bush/Cheney advisor Matthew Dowd attempted to downplay the impact ObamaCare will have in the 2013-midterm elections. Appearing on This Week w/ George Stephanopoulos on March 30, Dowd asserted, “2014 is going to be about the direction of the country, the economy, and how people feel in their lives. It's not going to be about ObamaCare.” Despite the bizarre prediction from the ABC analyst, conservative editor of "The Weekly Standard" Bill Kristol slapped down Dowd’s ridiculous claim and shot back that “I’m happy to have a referendum on ObamaCare… and will be good for Republicans.” See video below.]
  • Matthew Dowd Rejects Obamacare as Reason for Jolly Election Victory

    03/16/2014 6:31:22 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    "It is becoming clear to me -- not that it needs to be any more clear -- that the Republican establishment does not want to run against Obamacare." And as if to prove that Rush is right, Republican consultant Matthew Dowd on This Week With George Stephanopoulos rejected Obamacare as the reason for the victory of David Jolly over Alex Sink in last week's special congressional election in Florida. On Friday, Rush Limbaugh spoke extensively on his broadcast about how establishment Republicans want to downplay Obamacare as an issue in both the recent election as well in the congressional elections...
  • Fmr Bush Chief Strategist Compares Conservatives to the Flinstones, Sarah Palin to the Kardashians

    03/17/2013 6:35:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for the 2004 George W. Bush campaign, apparently doesn’t have much of a soft spot for CPAC or for Sarah Palin. Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Dowd likened CPAC to no less than two prehistoric children’s cartoons, and not so subtly compared former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to Kim Kardashian. National Review captured the one-minute statement from Dowd: “Matt, you’re just shaking your head. The whole thing, it makes you nervous, what do you say?” ABC host Martha Raddatz asked. “To me, imagery and who’s there [at CPAC] and what you say is...
  • George Will, Matthew Dowd Blast Mitt Romney For Not Releasing Prior Tax Returns

    07/15/2012 9:37:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/12 | George Stephanopoulos - abc
    ABC News' George Will slammed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for failing to fully release information on his tax returns and offshore accounts, saying Romney "must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them." "If something's going to come out, get it out in a hurry," Will said this morning on the "This Week" roundtable. "I do not know why, given that Mitt Romney knew the day that [John] McCain lost in 2008 that he was going to run for president again that he didn't get all of this out and tidy up some of his offshore...
  • Matthew Dowd: Christians Should 'Turn The Other Cheek' And Not Use Guns To Defend Themselves

    03/25/2012 4:46:34 PM PDT · by careyb · 58 replies · 2+ views
    The Hope For America ^ | 3/25/12 | Matthew Dowd
    Video here. Appearing on This Week With Christanne Amanpour George Stephanopoulos, noted theologian Matthew Dowd decried the "irony" that certain legislators and governors who "push for" gun rights also "push for" prayer in school. It actually gets better. Thus spake Dowd: "We wanna be a Christian nation and we wanna act in a Christian manner but, oh by the way, we don't believe in the 'Turn your other cheek' and we don't believe in 'Love your enemy', we believe in loading citizens and basically giving them an opportunity to shoot people." Apologies for his tortured use of the English language...
  • George Will on GOP Officeholders and DADT – “They’re not being very intelligent”

    06/07/2010 6:08:16 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 60+ views ^ | June 1, 2010 |
    Republican pundit George Will & George W. Bush’s adviser Matthew Dowd both call-out Republican officeholders for being out of touch & out of step on the repeal of DADT. I often don’t agree with George Will, but this time, I applaud his viewpoints. He had this to say in a recent television interview: “The Supreme Court has a famous phrase they used in some opinion ‘the evolving standards of decency that mark a maturing society”. Clearly these are evolving. The case is over.” When asked what was going on with the Republicans in Congress, George Will had this to say:...
  • Ex-Aides Say Bush Never Recovered from Katrina

    12/29/2008 8:54:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 101 replies · 2,972+ views
    WASHINGTON – Hurricane Katrina not only pulverized the Gulf Coast in 2005, it knocked the bully pulpit out from under President George W. Bush, according to two former advisers who spoke candidly about the political impact of the government's poor handling of the natural disaster. "Katrina to me was the tipping point," said Matthew Dowd, Bush's pollster and chief strategist for the 2004 presidential campaign. "The president broke his bond with the public. Once that bond was broken, he no longer had the capacity to talk to the American public. State of the Union addresses? It didn't matter. Legislative initiatives?...
  • Mehlman, Rove boost McCain campaign

    03/08/2008 6:55:07 AM PST · by OnRiver · 187 replies · 2,361+ views
    Capitol News Company ^ | 03/07/2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    Rove explained that he and McCain “got to know each other during the 2004 campaign.” In a separate interview, Mehlman noted that “McCain was completely loyal to the president in 2004 and worked incredibly hard to help him get elected.” According to Taylor, “The Bush Republicans here in town are excited for John McCain.”
  • CA: Term limits signatures submitted

    07/23/2007 3:05:40 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 21 replies · 468+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 23, 2007 | Jim Sanders
    Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative to alter California's legislative term limits announced Monday that they are submitting about 1.1 million voter signatures - 400,000 more than necessary - to qualify for the Feb. 5 ballot. Launched by Gale Kaufman and Matthew Dowd, political strategists for Assembly Speaker Fabian Núńez and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, respectively, the initiative campaign needs 694,354 valid voter signatures. Kaufman announced Monday that the initiative petitions are being submitted to elections officials for certification. "Representing the people of California is honorable work," Núńez said in a written statement. "This initiative with its bipartisan coalition of supporters...
  • Sid Vicious on Matt Dowd (The Libs don't trust him either)

    04/05/2007 2:46:45 AM PDT · by ktvaughn · 1 replies · 501+ views ^ | 4/5/2007 | Sidney Blumenthal
    April 5, 2007 | As he tells it, Matthew Dowd's conversion from true believer in George W. Bush to disenchanted critic is a chapter in a "Pilgrim's Progress" through the wilderness of this world. His long quest for agape, as related to a New York Times reporter, begins about a decade ago with Dowd in the Slough of Despond, "frustrated about Washington, the inability for people to get stuff done and bridge divides," when suddenly a great-hearted figure appears who lights a candle in the darkness. "It's almost like you fall in love," Dowd professed. But his dream turns to...
  • Ex-Aide’s Loss of Faith in Bush Linked to Rove Rift

    04/01/2007 11:34:43 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 16 replies · 502+ views
    Making a Palm Sunday splash on the front page of the New York Times, Matthew Dowd, ex-aid to President Bush, says that because he has lost faith in Bush he must “speak out now.” Dowd, a former Democrat turned Republican turned Democrat, says that Bush’s my-way-or-the-highway style of leadership has failed “not only the American people, but the Iraqi people and the diverse peoples of the world.” Dowd, a self-described member of Bush’s inner circle, dismisses the suggestion that he has turned on the President because Karl Rove, and not Dowd, remains the president’s most trusted advisor. Rumors have circulated...