Wanna Bet? GOP Tries and Fails to Distract During Historic Confirmation Hearing | MSNBC

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Zerlina Maxwell joins American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss GOP tactics during Kristen Clarke’s confirmation hearing to become the Justice Department's civil rights chief. Maxwell breaks down that viral moment of the week between Senator John Cornyn and Clarke over a piece of satire she wrote in college.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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Wanna Bet? GOP Tries and Fails to Distract During Historic Confirmation Hearing | MSNBC

85 Comments on "Wanna Bet? GOP Tries and Fails to Distract During Historic Confirmation Hearing | MSNBC"

  1. James Brudnick | April 18, 2021 at 12:28 PM | Reply

    Republican senators seem to be out of touch with reality. Vote them out.

    • @Sean Breen democrats were Confederates not Republicans

    • @Nancy Ross no if anything the south saved it.the majority of the first Republicans that were black,were from the south

    • @Doug Parker The majority of the white southerners were solidly Democrats after the reign of the radical Republicans who destroyed much of the antebellum South. The Democratic party remained solidly white until Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, after which the South has become a Republican stronghold.

    • @Doug Parker Whoever filled your head with that nonsense clearly didn’t want you to think for yourself. So I won’t tell you to look up the Missouri promise or the Kansas Nebraska act, I will ask you to investigate why the Whig party dissolved in 1854. I won’t even bother bringing up Dixiecrats, or their association with the conservative movement during the Eisenhower and Truman presidencies, I’ll just assume you rode the short bus, and leave you alone for the rest the evening.

    • @Nancy Ross your description of Republicans as radical is quite telling of your own racism since LBJ shouldn’t have had to sign that legislation since the Republicans already passed the first civil rights act in 1866 which democrats opposed.

      Starting with Hiram revels,if you were black you voted Republican
      Many of the first black republican elected officials were preachers as well and from that antebellum south as well

  2. Jakes hindsight | April 18, 2021 at 12:38 PM | Reply

    These GQP clowns prove again and again that satire and irony are totally above their heads.

    • It’s less about not understanding satire, than it is about the fact that they are more motivated by scoring ‘gotcha’ cheap shots by distorting facts, than they are in understanding or addressing the reality of any subject in discussion.

    • Jonathan Boullion | April 18, 2021 at 6:42 PM | Reply

      @Mimzy Jinx your name is Mimzy Jinx, enough said.

    • o.g Paramount | April 18, 2021 at 9:02 PM | Reply

      @Richard Vanek 😆EXACTLY🎯

    • Alfred Basurto | April 18, 2021 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      He thinks satire is a viable way to destroy a person reputation over an op ed. That definitely makes me wary of him as legislator.

    • Alfred Basurto | April 18, 2021 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      @Mimzy Jinx we have so many rocks because you stacked a pile in front of us during the Trump reign.

  3. Joel Buchanan | April 18, 2021 at 12:45 PM | Reply

    It’s clear gramps doesn’t understand the meaning of the word satire, let alone it’s applications in writing. He needs to be put somewhere in a retirement home where people can watch him more closely.

  4. I doubt ANY repub graduated at the top of their college graduating class! If they did they don’t work in congress!

  5. I thought that theory went the way of the Dodo after the “marble count”, where a female skull and a male skull were filled with marbles and because the male skull held more marbles, it was believed that demonstrated the superior mental quality of males over females.

    • I wonder how many millions of federal grants were given to universities to put this to a test and come to that conclusion.

    • Brain size is not comparable to IQ. There’s plenty of fat head republicans who think they’re geniuses who will get smoked by a diligent inner city kid who studies and cares about the world. They’re not even done developing into adults and I know they are smarter than those old scabs will ever be.

  6. For some reason when I hear republicans talk it always reminds me of the 1950’s.

    • GOP reminds me of the old South African Nationalist Party, which was infamous for their Apartheid. They ruled from the ’40s until the ’90s and their racist policies were cruel enough to raise a Human Rights worldwide protests against them.
      This is what the GQP has been metamorphosed into in recent decades.

    • Elizabeth White | April 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Reply

      During the McCarthy Era. Never forget that Roy Cohn — Joe McCarthy’s lawyer and collaborator — was one of Trump’s idols and mentors.

    • Or 1800s.

    • Marleystrummer | April 18, 2021 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      That AmeriKKKa first bs rhetoric

    • The _Awakening | April 18, 2021 at 8:35 PM | Reply

      @Tessmage Tessera what? Anarchist and communist group like BLM and antifa attacking people because they disagree doesn’t? I might add that was all supported by democrats, BLM money mostly goes to the founders pockets and democratic candidates not the black neighborhoods. You don’t think forcing people to bend to the democrats will isn’t like the Nazis or taking guns away? You are delusional or really don’t understand what the nazis did. Didn’t a Democrat suggest putting republicans into re-education camps, like the Nazis.

  7. I think everyone is genetically superior to John Cornyn.

  8. Strong intelligent woman scares the living daylights out of the likes of Cornyn

  9. allan sheehan | April 18, 2021 at 12:53 PM | Reply

    Cornyn is a total bufoon and the sad part is he was voted into office more than once !! Come on people, we have to start doing better when we vote for the people who are supposed to be representing us !!

    • Brent Walker | April 18, 2021 at 8:48 PM | Reply

      It seems like Republicans just vote for the person who yells the loudest and is the most indignant about meaningless issues.

  10. Wonka GoldBar | April 18, 2021 at 12:58 PM | Reply

    With a name like Tom “Cotton” is there anything left to say for him? 🤣🤣🤣

  11. “We love the funds from the rich, but they can’t oppose us.🤥”-GQP

  12. Brian Holmes | April 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM | Reply

    Cotton doesn’t see a person in Clark, he sees a POC. He doesn’t see her as an equal human. If he did then the satire wouldn’t have been lost on him. [and his staff members who raked this op-ed up}

    • Renee Reinhardt | April 18, 2021 at 2:32 PM | Reply

      This was Cornyn, not Cotton, however, I find Cotton the worst of the group and most likely their next presidential candidate.

    • satire… thats a joke

    • 30.06 on a Grassy Knoll | April 18, 2021 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      @Paul Wilson correct…satire is a joke that most republicans cant seem to comprehend. generally satire goes over the heads of those with a lower IQ. paul, were you able to spot the satire aka joke in her writings or are you one of the stupid ones?

    • 30.06 on a Grassy Knoll | April 18, 2021 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      @Paul Wilson <--------too stupid to grasp satire

  13. Shirley Allen | April 18, 2021 at 1:04 PM | Reply

    He’s a prime example of failing to do the work for a college degree. She, on the other hand, worked hard and excelled for hers.

  14. therealhumanguineapig | April 18, 2021 at 1:06 PM | Reply

    “It seems that you can lead a republican to intelligence, but you can’t make them think!” – Me

    • LoreLoreina Ace | April 18, 2021 at 4:02 PM | Reply

      I’ve got to pass your words on. They’re just too good (& oh so true). Not all Republicans, of course, are operating from that level of “old school” in an attempt to hold power over people (no matter how). They just can’t stop the tide of progress, as “all the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea who’s time has come” Victor Hugo

    • Very good!

    • 🤣🤣🤣good one

    • That’s very good, me😄

    • nand nicarrabla | April 18, 2021 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      Rightwingers can always be counted on to either exaggerate or overreact. And their reasoning is always expected to come up short of being logically reasonable.

  15. Just about anyone is genetically superior to Cornyn. Best I can say about him is that he’s not Cruz.

  16. Stephen Hatt | April 18, 2021 at 1:25 PM | Reply

    Zoe , Canadian

  17. The Era of the Backwoods Southern Lawyers BS control in the US is over and they can’t stand it look at them as their power slowly fades away . Hilarious !

    • ya that comment is really going to unify people

    • Thank you modern phones, we can all see who we’ve employed. Dummies.

    • I don’t know Paul . I have never met a Repubmocrat . In the 70’s we had to take 200-300 in cash to drive up I-95 through Georgia because their cops and troopers would pull us over for going 1 mile over the speed limit . Straight to the nearest town where a 24 hr crooked Judge would fine you 100 dollars CASH ONLY .
      Those are the Southern Lawyers that have destroyed today’s GOP . Too corrupt to lead us , all we do is lose elections . Look at them whine now that the GOP gets smothered under millions of new Hispanic Dem voters . As my Party dies I stab those responsible and your unity is never going to happen. We GOP are going to eat each other .

  18. One of Cornyn’s staffers did some quick research and seen the highlights and that’s it and they ran with it 🤣 He really thought he had a gotcha moment.

  19. Loved hearing her defend her writing, point and the facts. She’s amazing.

  20. FoxxxyDragon | April 18, 2021 at 2:50 PM | Reply

    Says John Cornyn ” “SO this was satire? OH ok, I see… Can we take a restroom break?” ***Walks to the hallway, takes out phone and googles ‘satire’. Light bulb over head turns on….*****

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