Dana Lashes Little George

 

Long past the demise of the Tea Party, the movement’s most enduring heroine stepped stomped forward to challenge Leftmedia’s putsch against the United States Constitution. Sure, we all know who she is. We know that she’s whip-smart and tough as nails. But I don’t think one in 50 Americans could even pronounce her name before George Stephanopoulos introduced her as a guest on “This Week” Sunday morning.

I don’t know if she’s ever been on such a mainstream, national stage — certainly not at a time in which Americans are focusing on her issue. I’m sure that most Americans tuning into this “Sunday morning show” considered this her debut (CNN’s circus stunt last week doesn’t qualify as an adult, mainstream stage).

Clearly, George had his hands full for 11 solid minutes. At no point in the interview did Mrs. Loesch allow the wily Clinton operative to put her on the defensive. And she actually offered a plan of action for improving security in schools. If you must deprive yourself of the entire “Loesching” then at least jump in at ~10:00 for her capsule summary.

How did she do? Did she enlighten anyone?

Will she ever be invited back?

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  1. Member

    Bravo, Dana.

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    • February 25, 2018, at 11:39 PM PDT
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  2. Member

    Whooo-hooo!

    • #2
    • February 26, 2018, at 1:48 AM PDT
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  3. Inactive
    ST

    great clip. love those looks she gave Little George. as if to say…

    • #3
    • February 26, 2018, at 2:51 AM PDT
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  4. Inactive
    ST

    P.S. Let’s hear it for the girls!

    • #4
    • February 26, 2018, at 2:52 AM PDT
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  5. Member

    The body language of George Steponallofus is telling; throughout the interview his arm is out – pushing back at Dana. He’s just a hack for the Left and it was fun to watch him get hammered.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 2:54 AM PDT
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  6. Member

    Dana has certainly done her homework. She keeps going back to actions that politicians could take right now to activate things already in place. I was about to rant about this, but I think I will stop and read what others have to say.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 5:10 AM PDT
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  7. Member

    She killed – so to speak.

    George was much better back when he was chasing down victims of WJC riding shotgun with James Carville. He didn’t need guns, just dead cats.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 5:26 AM PDT
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  8. Member

    Much as I wanted to continue watching Ms. Loesch, I couldn’t bear watching the abusive, misleading, manipulative, and dishonest assault being performed by Mr. Stephanopoulos, so I had to stop 3 minutes in.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 6:53 AM PDT
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  9. Member

    I’ll watch it, but what infuriates me is that you know a conservative/Republican will face tough questions. A liberal/democrat will get puff balls. I just wish the media could have one standard for both sides. Its amazing that they even deny their bias.

    (Want to encapsulate the bias? Just think of how many times they pictured Obama with a halo and imagine the media setting up such a picture of Trump or any Republican)

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    • February 26, 2018, at 7:00 AM PDT
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  10. Member

    Re: enlighten – no. They’re not listening to a word she says, and the rest of the “news” will be bashing her with argumentum ad baculum tripe.

    Re: being invited back – no. It doesn’t pay (in that way) to reveal host to be an ignorant hack. Again.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 7:28 AM PDT
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  11. Inactive

    Here’s the thing: she needs to do more than just point out the abdication of duty issue by the sheriff’s department. She needs to point out that Step-on-all-of-us is choosing to focus on guns rather than the 600 lb gorillla of the loss of faith we all feel about our government from this issue. This should be rammed down his throat:

    “Why do you only push the gun side? You acknowledge the fault of the government but don’t bring that up first. Instead, it’s your choice that you and your news company has made to start with guns and to push guns at every single juncture.”

    There are media advisers all over the conservative sphere that insist that people being interviewed by hacks who are working for the Democrats never bring this fact up.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 8:01 AM PDT
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    rico Post author

    rico: How did she do? Did she enlighten anyone?

    What I’m wondering about is Americans who are not engaged in either side of the argument.

    For example, on the question of arming teachers I think it was smart of her to speak from experience, informing viewers that these decisions are already being made at the local level, while subtly undermining the Left’s demonization of “The NRA!” be referring to it as “five million innocent law-abiding gun owners” (~2:00).

    The absurdity of blaming “five million innocent law-abiding gun owners” for the Parkland shooting was made even clearer in her excellent description of why the shooting was completely avoidable (~6:30). In less than one minute she explained it so clearly that Stepanopoulos had no choice but to acknowledge that she was completely correct.

    I can’t help but think that by that point in the interview she had earned a degree of credibility with the disinterested listener, and a receptiveness to her intelligent take-down of the standard anti-gun talking points that followed in the remainder of the interview.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 9:44 AM PDT
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  13. Inactive
    ST

    rico (View Comment):

    rico: How did she do? Did she enlighten anyone?

    What I’m wondering about is Americans who are not engaged in either side of the argument.

    For example, on the question of arming teachers I think it was smart of her to speak from experience, informing viewers that these decisions are already being made at the local level, while subtly undermining the Left’s demonization of “The NRA!” be referring to it as “five million innocent law-abiding gun owners” (~2:00).

    The absurdity of blaming “five million innocent law-abiding gun owners” for the Parkland shooting was made even clearer in her excellent description of why the shooting was completely avoidable (~6:30). In less than one minute she explained it so clearly that Stepanopoulos had no choice but to acknowledge that she was completely correct.

    I can’t help but think that by that point in the interview she had earned a degree of credibility with the disinterested listener, and a receptiveness to her intelligent take-down of the standard anti-gun talking points that followed in the remainder of the interview.

    She was totes awesome, and not hard on the eyes either.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 10:00 AM PDT
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  14. Coolidge

    Wow.

    I’ve been listening to her radio show since she was just local, so I know she’s smart, and I know she’s tough, but I really didn’t know she had that in her. That was impressive.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 10:52 AM PDT
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  15. Thatcher

    Rico,

    Dana chopped up George for 15 rounds. She all but knocked him out. Anybody would score her the winner. She is a winner. The NRA chose wisely.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • February 26, 2018, at 2:21 PM PDT
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  16. Member

    Oh my gravy she wailed on him.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 2:22 PM PDT
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  17. Coolidge

    Not sure we should give Dana that much credit for beating up a sissy.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 2:35 PM PDT
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  18. Inactive

    I’m sure that others don’t see it as a win for our side. For one thing, having the commanding heights as the MSM does, they send out only one message and it’s against guns. Our people, in this kangaroo court demonstration, are just props for them.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 2:41 PM PDT
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  19. Reagan

    She’s quite an effective spokesperson. Reminds me of something I learned early in my legal career – sometimes the fact that you’re the one talking matters almost as much as what you have to say. She won this as much as anything by just not letting snuffleupagus get a word in edgewise. Of course holding the floor that way for 11 solid minutes is easier if you’re whip smart, well informed, and thoroughly prepared.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 2:51 PM PDT
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  20. Coolidge

    That scumbag “agreed” that the Broward County idiots and the FBI were a “factor” in the shooting.

    No, George. Unless your definition of “factor” is “100% culpable”. Did I mention he’s a scumbag?

    Oh, and why is someone who was a political advisor to a former president hosting a “news” show?

    Oh. Because he’s a Democrat.

    Oh.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 2:57 PM PDT
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  21. Reagan

    Chris Campion (View Comment):
    That scumbag “agreed” that the Broward County idiots and the FBI were a “factor” in the shooting.

    No, George. Unless your definition of “factor” is “100% culpable”. Did I mention he’s a scumbag?

    Oh, and why is someone who was a political advisor to a former president hosting a “news” show?

    Oh. Because he’s a Democrat.

    Oh.

    I’ve loathed that slimy little man for 25 years. My first memory of him is as a spokesman during Clinton’s first term, when Clinton and the dems passed a big tax increase. I remember his sneering ugly little face lying “we’re going to ask taxpayers who earn more to contribute a little more.” I remember wondering what would happen if I decided to decline this nice little “request” for a “contribution.”

    He truly fits the description of someone you know is lying if his mouth is moving.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 3:15 PM PDT
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  22. Inactive

    Chris Campion (View Comment):
    That scumbag “agreed” that the Broward County idiots and the FBI were a “factor” in the shooting.

    Yes, to get it off the table and to keep harping on his prime directive. He dismissed it immediately and wouldn’t talk about it except as a small point to give up to pretend he was unbiased.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 3:17 PM PDT
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    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    Chris Campion (View Comment):
    That scumbag “agreed” that the Broward County idiots and the FBI were a “factor” in the shooting.

    No, George. Unless your definition of “factor” is “100% culpable”. Did I mention he’s a scumbag?

    Oh, and why is someone who was a political advisor to a former president hosting a “news” show?

    Oh. Because he’s a Democrat.

    Oh.

    I’ve loathed that slimy little man for 25 years. My first memory of him is as a spokesman during Clinton’s first term, when Clinton and the dems passed a big tax increase. I remember his sneering ugly little face lying “we’re going to ask taxpayers who earn more to contribute a little more.” I remember wondering what would happen if I decided to decline this nice little “request” for a “contribution.”

    He truly fits the description of someone you know is lying if his mouth is moving.

    Vito Corleone often asked first, too.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 3:18 PM PDT
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  24. Member

    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    Chris Campion (View Comment):
    That scumbag “agreed” that the Broward County idiots and the FBI were a “factor” in the shooting.

    No, George. Unless your definition of “factor” is “100% culpable”. Did I mention he’s a scumbag?

    Oh, and why is someone who was a political advisor to a former president hosting a “news” show?

    Oh. Because he’s a Democrat.

    Oh.

    I’ve loathed that slimy little man for 25 years. My first memory of him is as a spokesman during Clinton’s first term, when Clinton and the dems passed a big tax increase. I remember his sneering ugly little face lying “we’re going to ask taxpayers who earn more to contribute a little more.” I remember wondering what would happen if I decided to decline this nice little “request” for a “contribution.”

    He truly fits the description of someone you know is lying if his mouth is moving.

    His old man is a minister, too.

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    • February 26, 2018, at 3:37 PM PDT
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  25. Member

    You gotta grin when Dana says “I want to prevent [people] who are a danger to others from purchasing a firearm, don’t you?” and Stephanopoulos (around 9:30 mark) says “I want to prevent everyone…” then catches himself. Whadda ya wanna bet dude was gonna admit he wanted to prevent everyone from owning firearms?

    This is Dana at her best IMO. Fearless and focused on issues, not partisan or spinning avoidance responses, without being in your face argumentative. She did not slur anyone’s personal character/motives (as some have done her), never allowed a false narrative to go unaddressed even if countering with only a phrase or two, and repeatedly brought the focus back on the one group which could and should have prevented it (other than perhaps different parenting when shooter was younger): botched law enforcement.

    Many commentators attempt this type of debate/”interview” and end up sounding like arguing political hacks on perpetual defense or pugnacious offense. Dana pulled it off like a #WomanOfSubstance.

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    • February 27, 2018, at 2:12 AM PDT
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  26. Inactive

    July 2023

    Dana, would you like to be my running mate?

    Nikki

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    • February 27, 2018, at 2:45 AM PDT
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  27. Inactive

    Translation:

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    • February 27, 2018, at 8:46 AM PDT
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    TBA

    Larry Koler (View Comment):

    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    I’ve loathed that slimy little man for 25 years. My first memory of him is as a spokesman during Clinton’s first term, when Clinton and the dems passed a big tax increase. I remember his sneering ugly little face lying “we’re going to ask taxpayers who earn more to contribute a little more.” I remember wondering what would happen if I decided to decline this nice little “request” for a “contribution.”

    Vito Corleone often asked first, too.

    “Pretty please, or else.”

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    • February 27, 2018, at 10:48 AM PDT
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  29. Coolidge
    TBA

    There was one thing she didn’t address, but it probably would have been too difficult as she would be arguing with someone who wasn’t there; Rep Mast(?) claimed that an M4 is very similar to an AR15.

    Except for the following subtle differences; the M4 is a fully automatic weapon with a 700–950 round/min cyclic rate of fire and is illegal to purchase in the US except for under the strictest circumstances.

    The AR15 is a rifle.

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    • February 27, 2018, at 10:57 AM PDT
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  30. Coolidge

    How did she do? Well, I was playing this on my computer and my 11 year old daughter was on the other side of the room. I didn’t ask her to listen to it, and I didn’t ask her opinion. Suddenly she picked her head up from her iphone and said, “Dad, that woman is really telling that guy what’s what. And it’s a good thing because we need guns.”

    I almost shed a tear.

    But even still the NRA brags that they helped institute the NICS background check system. The NRA cares nothing about the Constitution, except when it serves their lobbying interests.

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    • February 27, 2018, at 2:16 PM PDT
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