Laura gives out ‘The Ingraham Awards’ to the 2020 Democrats


AND THAT’S “THE ANGLE.”>>Laura: THE DEMOCRAT PARADE OF IDIOCY LAST NIGHT WAS SO SPECTACULAR, WE FELT COMPELLED TO BRING BACK THE INGRAHAM AWARDS. OKAY, JOINING ME TO PRESENT THESE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN COMMENT, THE SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE TRUMP 2020 CAMPAIGN. SHE’S LIVE FROM CPAC WEST IN RENO, NEVADA, ALSO HERE, TOM BEVIN, CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF REAL CLEAR POLITICS. ALL RIGHT, GUYS. GREAT TO SEE YOU ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. FIRST UP, OKAY, WE’RE CALLING THIS IS ANNIE GRAB YOUR GUN AWARD. AND IT GOES TO, BETO OROURKE. OKAY, WELL, APPARENTLY HE CAN’T STAND A MAN WITH A GUN.>>ARE YOU PROPOSING TAKING WAY THEIR GUNS, AND HOW WOULD THIS WORK?>>I AM. IF IT’S A WEAPON THAT WAS DESIGNED TO KILL PEOPLE. HELL YES, WE’RE GOING TAKE YOUR AR-15, YOUR AK-47.>>Laura: MERCEDES BETO LEANED INTO THE STEREOTYPE UNVEILING THE NEW SLOGAN, “BAY TOE HAS A BAN FOR THAT.” HE UNVEILED THAT. IS THIS GOING TO WIN?>>IT WON’T WIN STATES LIKE TEXAS, FOR EXAMPLE. AND EVEN TODAY, SPEAKING TO SEVERAL OF THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS IN NEVADA, YOU KNOW, THEY HAD A VERY SERIOUS DISCUSSION ON THE 2nd AMENDMENT AND THE FACT THAT ESPECIALLY IN THE RURAL COUNTIES OF NEVADA AND CERTAIN STATES LIKE NEW MEXICO, THAT THEY’RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS BEING VIOLATED. AGAIN, THERE IS — THERE IS THIS NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DEAL WITH GUN VIOLENCE, ABSOLUTELY. AND THE PRESIDENT HAS ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE WHEN IT COMES TO FIGURING OUT HOW TO DEAL WITH MORE EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECKS. IT’S DIFFERENT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT TAKING AWAY GUNS FROM LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS. IT ABSOLUTELY VIOLATES OUR 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS. AND IT’S INCREDIBLY TROUBLING. WHILE THE BASE — THE LIBERAL BASE GETS EXCITED ABOUT THIS AND BETO IS TRYING TO GAIN POINTS ON THE LIBERAL SIDE, I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT COMMON SENSE AMERICANS ARE SAYING, WAIT A SECOND, HE’S GOING WAY TOO FAR.>>Laura: TOM, QUICKLY ON THIS, I’M GOING TO GET TO THE NEXT AWARD, LAST YEAR, YEAR BEFORE LAST, HE GAVE A RADIO INTERVIEW WHERE HE BASICALLY CONTRADICTED EVERYTHING HE’S SAYING NOW. SO I GUESS WE CAN SAY IN LIBERAL LAND, HE’S EVOLVED ON THIS ISSUE. BUT WHAT A WILD MESSAGE FROM SOMEONE FROM TEXAS. ALL OF THE STUFF ON THE INTERNET WAS TODAY YOU COME AND TRY TO TAKE MY AR-15s, PEOPLE WEREN’T HAVING ANY OF THIS.>>THERE’S A LOT OF TALK ABOUT BETO PROBABLY NOT GOING TO WIN THE NOMINATION BUT CHALLENGING JOHN CORNYN FROM TEXAS. IF REPUBLICANS HAD THE SLIGHTEST WORRY ABOUT BETO RUNNING FOR SENATE IN TEXAS, THEY’RE NOT WORRIED ANYMORE, HE’S UNELECTABLE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS>>Laura: THE BEST SCHOOLING OF THE RHODES SCHOLAR GOES TO JULIAN CASTRO. MAYOR PETE WAS A LITTLE SHELL SHOCKED HERE.>>THIS REMINDS EVERYBODY ABOUT WHAT THEY CANNOT STAND ABOUT WASHINGTON, SCORING POINTS AGAINST EACH OTHER, POKING AT EACH OTHER, AND TELLING EACH OTHER THAT YOUR PLAN, MY PLAN, WE ALL –>>IT’S THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION. IT’S CALLED AN ELECTION. THIS IS WHAT WE’RE HERE FOR. IT’S AN ELECTION.>>Laura: MERCEDES, MAYOR PETE LOOKED LIKE HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FILMING A GOT MILK AD OR SOMETHING. HE WAS A SCHOOL BOY OR SOMETHING. HE WAS MEAN. I’M A BIG FAN OF CASTRO, BUT THAT WAS A GOOD MOMENT.>>THE EXCHANGE WAS INTENSE. FOR PETE TO GET INTENSE, IT DOESN’T HAPPEN TOO OFTEN. HE MUMBLED HIS WAY THROUGH. THE SECOND-YEAR CANDIDATES AREN’T REALLY BREAKING THROUGH. AND PETE HASN’T REALLY OFFERED A VISION, MANY OF THESE DEMOCRATS, THEY HAVEN’T OFFERED A VISION OF HOW THEY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD AND HELP AMERICA GROW, ESPECIALLY FROM THE TERMS OF WHAT YOU SAID EARLIER, FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT. SO I THOUGHT THE EXCHANGE WAS BIZARRE BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM. AND PETE’S TRYING TO TAKE THE UPPER HAND ON THIS. BUT I THINK IT JUST FELL FLAT.>>Laura: THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE AWARDS. IT’S A HIGH BAR. ALL RIGHT, TOM, THE MOST LIKELY TO CONDUCT THE BOSTON PHILHARMONIC AWARD GOES TO — BERNIE SANDERS. ALL RIGHT, BERNIE SANDERS LOOKED LIKE LEONARD BERNSTEIN UP THERE. WATCH.>>SPENDING TWICE AS MUCH PER CAPITA ON HEALTH CARE AS THE CANADIANS OR ANY OTHER MAJOR COUNTRY ON EARTH.>>IT’S AMERICA.>>BUT AMERICANS DON’T WANT TO PAY TWICE AS MUCH AS OTHER COUNTRIES.>>Laura: TOM, HE DOES LIKE TO DO THIS A LOT AND — WE’RE HAVING FUN WITH BERNIE. BUT DID HE HIT HIS PEAK IN 2016? HE’S BEEN REPLACED IN THE PROGRESSIVE LANE, HASN’T HE? HE’S BEEN EDGED OUT.>>ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. I MEAN, BERNIE, THIS IS THE SORT OF — BERNIE 2.0, IT’S JUST A CRANKIER, LOUDER VERSION. HE SEEMS TO BE ANGRY AND SHOUTING ALL THE TIME. THERE ARE DIFFERENT MODELS NOW. NEWER MODELS, FRESHER MODELS, MORE EXCITING MODELS. BERNIE IS STAYING TRUE TO HIMSELF FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH. BUT IT’S THE SAME STORY EVERY TIME HE STEPS ON THE DEBATE STAGE.>>MERCEDES, HE DOES KIND OF LOOK ANGRY ALL THE TIME. PEOPLE SAY TRUMP’S ANGRY. HE’S IN A GOOD MOOD. HE FIGHTS BACK WHEN HE’S HIT. BUT HE’S HAVING FUN. BUT HE’S JUST — HE’S THE “GET OFF MY LAWN” GUY. BERNIE.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR TOO. THAT’S ONE OF THE BEST PARTS ABOUT HIM. FOR BERNIE, HIS BIGGEST CHALLENGE, OBVIOUSLY, IS THE POLICIES REALLY, HE HAS DEFINED THAT SOCIALIST BRANCH OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. AND THERE’S THE POPULARITY THAT’S GROWN AROUND HIM AND ELIZABETH WARREN AS WE KNOW THEY’RE SPLITTING THAT VOTE RIGHT NOW. BUT HE’S TAKEN THE PARTY TO SUCH AN EXTREME. AND VERY MUCH OPENLY ADMITTING HE WANTS TO RAISE TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS.>>YEAH.>>EVERYBODY IS SAYING THAT NOW.>>THAT’S TRUE. BUT NOW HE’S BEEN ONE ON THE LEADS ON THIS. HE’S ONE OF THE LEADERS ON PUSHING THE MIDDLE CLASS.>>Laura: AS TOM SAID, THERE ARE NEW AND IMPROVED MODELS NOW. ALL RIGHT, WE HAVE TO GET TO THE NEXT ONE. FOR ONE OF OUR MOST COVETED INGRAHAM AWARDS, THE AWARD FOR THE BEST OPRAH GIVEWAY MOMENT.>>YOU GET A CAR.>>Laura: THE AWARD GOES TO ANDREW YANG.>>MY CAMPAIGN WILL NOW GIVE A FREEDOM DIVIDEND OF $1,000 A MONTH FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR TO TEN AMERICAN FAMILIES, SOMEONE WATCHING THIS AT HOME RIGHT NOW.>>Laura: HANDOUTS ARE PRETTY POPULAR FOR THE VOTERS. I THINK HE WON A DRUDGE POLL. WHAT ABOUT THIS ONE? IS THERE ENOUGH CASH TO BUY THE ELECTORATE.>>YEAH, THIS ONE — HE’S PUSHING THE UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME, THAT’S ONE OF THE PRIMARY PLANKS OF HIS PLATFORM. BUT THIS GOT PANNED EVEN BY FELLOW DEMOCRATS. THEY ALL KIND OF — EVEN THE ONES ON THE STAGE WERE GIGGLING AND LAUGHING ABOUT IT. IT DIDN’T GO OVER WELL AMONG EVEN LEFT WING FOLKS ON TWITTER. THIS WAS A FAIL ON ANDREW YANG’S PART. HE TOUTED THIS AS SOME BIG NEVER BEFORE SEEN THING THAT HE WAS GOING TO DO. IT DIDN’T COME OFF FOR HIM VERY WELL. I DON’T THINK>>Laura: ONE MORE, JUST ONE MORE. THIS IS THE — OH, ONE MORE. THE POT, KETTLE, BLACK AWARD GOES TO — BETO OROURKE. BETO MADE THIS SLANDEROUS CLAIM ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>RACISM AND VIOLENCE LONG BEEN A PART OF AMERICA WAS WELCOMED OUT IN THE OPEN AND DIRECTED TO MY HOMETOWN IN EL PASO, TEXAS WHERE 22 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, DOZENS MORE GRIEVOUSLY INJURED BY A MAN CARRYING A WEAPON HE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BUY IN THE FIRST PLACE, INSPIRED TO KILL BY OUR PRESIDENT.>>Laura: FOLLOWING THAT, HE HAD THE GALL TO SAY THIS.>>THE BITTERNESS, THE PETTINESS, THE SMALLNESS OF THE MOMENT, THE INCENTIVES TO ATTACK ONE ANOTHER AND TRY TO MAKE DIFFERENCES WITHOUT DISTINCTIONS, MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOLE HILLS, WE HAVE TO BE BIGGER.>>Laura: ALL RIGHT, REAL QUICK –>>WE HAVE TO BE BIGGER. YOU KNOW, IT’S AN OUTRAGE THAT BETO WITHOUT ATTACK THE PRESIDENT AND BLAME THE PRESIDENT FOR THE SHOOTING.>>Laura: DISGUSTING.>>HE’S TRYING TO SCORE POLITICAL POINTS. HE’S GOING NOWHERE. GOING NOWHERE.

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