Unhinged CBS Cites Churchill Quote on Nazis to Bash Trump on Recount


CBS’s Gayle King and Major Garrett are really upset. On Wednesday’s This Morning, Garrett fumed about the “mute” GOP destroying “good governance” and “our history” during any possible presidential recount.

He also took a quote attributed to Winston Churchill on the Nazis and used it about Donald Trump: “I will quote Churchill in this one sense about this entire situation we find ourselves in, ‘You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth.’” (It’s unclear whether Churchill actually said this, but it’s a Chinese proverb used in the World War II film The Darkest Hour.) 

Democratic donor/This Morning co-host Gayle King ranted about the “mute” GOP not congratulating Biden: “But yet in the Republican Party, they have become mute, they’re refusing to acknowledge these results. What is the impact of all of this?” 

 

 

Garrett forecast doom as a result of delaying Biden’s victory: “It goes against our history, it goes against good governance, and the longer it goes, the deeper it will create divisions in this country about what actually happened in this election, and the president and the Republicans who stand with him will have to bear the responsibility for whatever comes from that.” 

He then threatened Republicans with the judgment of media “history”: “Every sensible Republican on Capitol Hill knows that in his or her heart of hearts. And their mute testament and loyalty to the President will only serve to encourage him to resist was inevitable, the transition of power, and history will judge them harshly.” 

How crazed is CBS? In another segment, the network suggested that a delayed concession could cause another 9/11. 

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A transcript of the segment is below. Click “expand” to read more.                                              

CBS This Morning
11/11/2020
7:14

GAYLE KING: CBS News has not projected a winner four states, that’s Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona and Alaska. but we should point out even if President Trump won those states he would not be reelected, he doesn’t have the votes. Nationally, President-Elect — that’s Joe Biden — now has 279 electoral votes. Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins us now to discuss. Major, where to begin? We’ve got world leaders from all around the world congratulating Joe Biden. But yet in the Republican Party, they have become mute, they’re refusing to acknowledge these results. What is the impact of all of this? 

MAJOR GARRETT: It goes against our history, it goes against good governance, and the longer it goes, the deeper it will create divisions in this country about what actually happened in this election, and the president and the Republicans who stand with him will have to bear the responsibility for whatever comes from that. I don’t know what that’s going to be but this is not in concert with the way we approach governance in this country. It simply isn’t. Everyone knows, all rational Republicans know, these lawsuits are essentially hearsay, meaningless and distractions, period. That’s all they are. They are delaying the inevitable. Every sensible Republican on Capitol Hill knows that in his or her heart of hearts. And their mute testament and loyalty to the President will only serve to encourage him to resist was inevitable, the transition of power, and history will judge them harshly. 

KING: I think people aren’t really surprised that Donald Trump is responding this way. He has said all along that it would be very difficult for him to lose, and very difficult to accept the results. What is the Republican strategy here? 

GARRETT: Well, the Republicans tell themselves the following story, Gayle: That only by allowing the President to go through this process and exhaust in their terminology all legal claims, even the fanciful ones that they have put before the courts currently, only that process will reassure the President, coax him to a concession, and bring his supporters along with him. That is the story they tell themselves. They also told themselves a story in the spring about the President approaching the coronavirus as Winston Churchill with tremendous optimism, leadership and heroism. I’ll leave it to them to judge whether or not that happened but I will quote Churchill in this one sense about this entire situation we find ourselves in, “You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth.” 

KING: So, you know when you’re a little kid on the playground, I think junior high school, they tell you either put up or shut up, so at what point does the Trump administration have to put up or shut up? We keep saying show evidence, and they haven’t done so yet.  

GARRETT: The courts will rule, and when the courts will tell them, this is as David Begnaud indicated in the previous piece, “Avadavats that are based on hearsay, not timely, not relevant, they not confirmable, you have no case. Go away.” And state legislatures say we are not going to override the will of the people through tabulated votes then it’s over. We already know it’s over. All we’re waiting for is someone at the top of our government to realize that. 



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