August 30, 2015

ABC continues to prove that they're willing to have a race the the bottom with the rest of our corporate media and their effort to become Fox-lite with guests like their resident troll under the bridge, Newt Gingrich, and his buddies such as Bloody Bill Kristol, Fox's Greta Van Susteren and right-wing hate talker Laura Ingraham on their Sunday bobblehead show, This Week.

Less than a minute after Univision's Jorge Ramos went off the air, host Martha Raddatz allowed Gingrich to attack Ramos and pretend that Trump's not going to do a huge amount of damage to the Republican party with his hateful rhetoric on immigration policy and his push for mass deportations:

RADDATZ: He can say -- he can say anything. He can...


RADDATZ: -- among his supporters.

ROBERTS: He can say anything but he can also hurt the Republican Party big time.

RADDATZ: And does he hurt the Republican Party big time, Mr. Speaker?

GINGRICH: I doubt it.

RADDATZ: Could he be the nominee?


RADDATZ: You think -- you have to know he could be the nominee?

GINGRICH: Absolutely. I don't think he -- I think he also could be the president.

RADDATZ: How does he do it?

GINGRICH: Well, first of all, if you're ahead everywhere and you -- and your lead is increasing, as it is in Iowa...

RADDATZ: Among the Republicans.

GINGRICH: Among Republicans, which started with the nominee. First, you have to become the nominee. I think you might be surprised...

ROBERTS: But how does he win?

GINGRICH: -- how hard...

ROBERTS: How does he win without the Hispanic vote?

How does anybody win without the Hispanic vote?

GINGRICH: Well, first of all, Jorge Ramos, who's clearly his opponent. Now, he's not -- he's not a...

ROBERTS: No, no, he's an advocate.

GINGRICH: Here's his -- he is the opponent of Donald Trump. Every night on Univision, he opposes the Republican Party, every night. So let's start with...


GRANDERSON: I think he opposes bigotry. I don't think he opposes the Republican Party.

GINGRICH: Well, he opposes the Republican Party and he gets to define bigotry.

GRANDERSON: Well, I think it's a...

GINGRICH: -- a simple question...

GRANDERSON: I think it's the Webster dictionary version of bigotry that he's using.



GINGRICH: -- but wait a second. Let me give you an example.

I happen to believe that the United States has both a moral and legal obligation to control its border. I think we have an obligation to stop terrorists. I think we have an obligation to kick out, for example, the gang from El Salvador...


RADDATZ: I want to...


RADDATZ: -- I want to...


RADDATZ: -- I want to move on...


RADDATZ: I want to move...

GINGRICH: Jorge disagrees.

From the man who suggested we have children work as janitors, and called President Obama the first "food stamp president." If the GOP keeps getting their advice on how to win over minority voters from the likes of Gingrich and Trump, I guess we can expect them to be getting somewhere around 5 percent of that Latino vote in the next general election.

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