We all deal with grief differently and sadly, we've had more than our fair share around here. My dear friends and fellow C&Ler's Fran and Nicole both lost their mothers this past week, and we're collectively grieving over the election of a openly fascist, racist, misogynist, xenophobic loose cannon who has promised to make the lives of millions of our fellow Americans miserable and who is currently surrounding himself with a bunch of right wing zealots as part of his transition team.
It's going to be a rough next four years, to put it mildly and more than ever, we need to come together and vow not to give up the fight and see if we can start to right this ship during the midterm election in two years. And in the mean time, it's going to be ugly.
I expect Trump's enablers in the media to continue to do their best to normalizing what is not, and should never be considered normal, and telling all of us how Trump has got a "mandate," even though they never gave the same consideration to President Obama who won his elections with huge majorities, and we find ourselves with another president who was elected without winning the popular vote.
Here's the lineup for this week's Sunday gab-fest, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel, and to no one's surprise, it's packed with Trumpsters (Oh joy.):
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., are guests on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. The panel will be Jamelle Bouie of Slate, Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Gerson of The Washington Post and Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.
Rudy Giuliani, Trump presidential transition team vice chair, is a guest on ABC's "This Week" at 10 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Other guests are New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. The panel will be Democratic strategist and CNN commentator Van Jones, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, conservative strategist Mary Matalin and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation.
House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Kellyanne Conway, Trump campaign manager, talk to "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The panel will be George Will, Julie Pace of The Associated Press, Ben Domenech of The Federalist and Charles Lane of The Washington Post.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; and filmmaker Michael Moore talk to CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon. The panel will be Nia-Malika Henderson and Sara Murray of CNN, Sean Spicer of the Republican National Committee and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calife.
Gingrich is a guest on "Sunday Morning Futures" at 10 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Other guests are Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Mohamed El-Erian, chief economist adviser and chairman of President Obama's Global Development Council. The panel will be GOP strategist Ed Rollins, Caitlin Huey-Burns of Real Clear Politics and Hank Sheinkopf, former consultant for the Clinton-Gore campaign.
Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight blog and Nate Cohn of The New York Times are guests on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on CNN. One panel featurees Conrad Black, former Canadian newspaper publisher; David Remnick of The New Yorker; Dan Senor, former foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney; and Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress. Another panel offers Ian Bremmer, author of "Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World"; Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America; James Woolsey, adviser at the Gatestone Institute and former director of the CIA (Clinton administration).
"Full Measure" host Sharyl Attkisson and GOP pollster Frank Luntz are guests on "MediaBuzz" at 11 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Other guests are political commentator Erin McPike, Republican strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson, Democratic strategist Julie Roginsky, Rich Lowry of National Review and Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University Institute of Politics.
Nate Silver, editor-in-Chief of FiveThirtyEight, is a guest on "Reliable Sources" at 11 a.m. on CNN. One panel features former CBS anchor Dan Rather, Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist, political analyst Jeff Greenfield and Dodai Stewart, editor in chief at Fusion.net. Another panel offers talk radio host John Phillips, Elizabeth Plank of Vox and John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast. The program also talks to Floyd Abrams, constitutional and First Amendment attorney, about press freedom under Trump.
The panel on "Inside Politics," at 8 a.m. on CNN, will be Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg Politics, Manu Raju of CNN and Dan Balz of The Washington Post.