This has been a real week of heightened emotions. Between the anniversary of the devastation of the Trump 2016 win, the euphoria of the elections and the shock and disgust of even more sexual assault victims coming forward, including a then-14 year old child against Alabama Republican candidate Roy Moore. We've really run the gamut.
But I feel that my biggest takeaway from this week (and this last year) is that we have to name things accurately. Roy Moore doesn't "date" 14 year olds. He is a pedophile, preying on children. Harvey Weinstein didn't behave inappropriately. He raped women.
And I don't want to refer to the Trump voters as the "economically anxious." Call it deplorable if you want to, but the reality is that they are values voters...and the value they vote for is white supremacy. Those coal miners in the Rust Belt didn't trust that Trump was truly bringing back coal jobs. They voted for him because he promised to make those less deserving (read: less white) lives a lot worse. And in that way, he's been successful to them.
But I don't know that it gets better unless we call it for what it is. It's white supremacy.
Say it by it's name.
ABC's "This Week" - Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee chairman; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio. Panel: Mary Bruce and Matthew Dowd; Alex Castellanos; and historian Mark Updegrove,
NBC's "Meet the Press" - White House legislative director Marc Short; Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Panel: Charlie Cook of The Cook Political Report; David Ignatius of The Washington Post; Elise Jordan; and Kristen Welker
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Panel: Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Mnuchin; Kasich; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; James Clapper, former director of national intelligence; John Brennan, former CIA director. Panel: Van Jones and Mary Katharine Ham; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.
CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Bethany Mandel, columnist of The Forward; Jeff Greenfield, political analyst; David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun; John Avlon of The Daily Beast; Chris Hurst, delegate-elect, 12th District, Virginia House of Delegates, and former WDBJ anchor.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group and author of “Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World”; Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order”; Elise Hu, South Korea bureau chief of NPR; Ali Shihabi, executive director of the Arabia Foundation; Binali Yildirim, prime minister of Turkey.
"Fox News Sunday" - Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas; Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. Panel:
Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America; Julie Pace of The Associated Press; Gillian Turner, former member of the White House National Security Council; and Charles Lane of The Washington Post.
So what's catching your eye this morning?