American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Matthew Continetti joins the program today to break down the January 6 Committee’s first hearing. What did we learn? What did the Committee prove? And what does it matter? Also, what the firing of Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez says about the future of “wokeness.”

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  1. AMD Texas Member
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    @DarinJohnson

    John, Noah, Continetti, and Abe seem to be suffering with a huge case of confirmation bias fueled by their hatred of Donald Trump. I listened all the way to the end just hoping for a semblance of sense and was finally rewarded. When they got on the topic of Sonmez, they could once again talk sensibly about an issue. I expect this will be a problem for the entire run of the primetime J6 circus brought to us by the DNC.

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  2. HeavyWater Reagan
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    @HeavyWater

    I think the January 6 hearings will have some impact on some people who are neither die-hard Democrats nor die-hard Republicans.  

    The committee presented the testimony of all of the people very close to Trump who testified that they told Trump that the election wasn’t stolen.  That will have an impact on some, not all, voters, I think.  

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  3. Boethius1261972 Coolidge
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    AMD Texas (View Comment):

    John, Noah, Continetti, and Abe seem to be suffering with a huge case of confirmation bias fueled by their hatred of Donald Trump. I listened all the way to the end just hoping for a semblance of sense and was finally rewarded. When they got on the topic of Sonmez, they could once again talk sensibly about an issue. I expect this will be a problem for the entire run of the primetime J6 circus brought to us by the DNC.

    Thank you for listening so I don’t have to.  Noah is completely insane on pretty much everything, but at least John and Abe can be sensible at times, though not when it comes to Trump or January 6th.  Continetti is just a scribe for his father-in-law who was just a scribe for his parents, without any real original insights, which is why his new book is unremarkable.

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  4. Jager Coolidge
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    @Jager

    HeavyWater (View Comment):

    I think the January 6 hearings will have some impact on some people who are neither die-hard Democrats nor die-hard Republicans.

    The committee presented the testimony of all of the people very close to Trump who testified that they told Trump that the election wasn’t stolen. That will have an impact on some, not all, voters, I think.

    I understand your theory here but think events have over taken this idea.

    The people you are discussing, the non-die hards, they were not watching. They have “better” things to do that watch a Congressional Hearing on Trump.

    Maybe if this was on something that matters to voters like food and fuel prices or public safety they would tune in but not politicians grand standing on issues that don’t affect normal people’s pocket books

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  5. Franz Drumlin Member
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    HeavyWater (View Comment):

    I think the January 6 hearings will have some impact on some people who are neither die-hard Democrats nor die-hard Republicans.  

     

    Yeah, pretty much my take. I received a free three-month subscription to Apple TV (got a new iMac) so I spent last night getting caught up on Ted Lasso. From what I’ve gleaned from various reports was Trump was undoubtedly the instigator of the Jan. 6 wilding (better word than insurrection, I think) and the Democrats are going to pound this drum as loudly and as long as they can to cover up the fact that they couldn’t manage a neighborhood 7-11 much less a nation. But enough folks in the persuadable middle might welcome some new faces come 2024.

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  6. HeavyWater Reagan
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    @HeavyWater

    Franz Drumlin (View Comment):

    HeavyWater (View Comment):

    I think the January 6 hearings will have some impact on some people who are neither die-hard Democrats nor die-hard Republicans.

     

    Yeah, pretty much my take. I received a free three-month subscription to Apple TV (got a new iMac) so I spent last night getting caught up on Ted Lasso. From what I’ve gleaned from various reports was Trump was undoubtedly the instigator of the Jan. 6 wilding (better word than insurrection, I think) and the Democrats are going to pound this drum as loudly and as long as they can to cover up the fact that they couldn’t manage a neighborhood 7-11 much less a nation. But enough folks in the persuadable middle might welcome some new faces come 2024.

    If the GOP nominates Governor Ron DeSantis in 2024, we won’t have to worry about the 70 percent of the voters who think Trump was at least partially responsible for January 6.  

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  7. Franz Drumlin Member
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    @FranzDrumlin

    HeavyWater (View Comment):
    If the GOP nominates Governor Ron DeSantis in 2024

    From your lips to Gaia’s ear.

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  8. La Tapada Member
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    I’ve been reading articles about how many people watched the hearing/show. I wonder how many of them were journalists who had to write something about it (that number should be discounted from the total).

    Journalists who get paid to write about the hearing/show can afford to care about it. The rest of us are busy figuring out what we can eliminate from our usual purchases in order to afford the necessities of life.

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  9. HeavyWater Reagan
    HeavyWater
    @HeavyWater

    La Tapada (View Comment):

    I’ve been reading articles about how many people watched the hearing/show. I wonder how many of them were journalists who had to write something about it (that number should be discounted from the total).

    Journalists who get paid to write about the hearing/show can afford to care about it. The rest of us are busy figuring out what we can eliminate from our usual purchases in order to afford the necessities of life.

    I read that 20 million watched the hearings whereas 3 million watched Tucker Carlson’s show.  

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  10. HeavyWater Reagan
    HeavyWater
    @HeavyWater

    One thing that I had not heard until today is that Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump’s Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment against Trump after the January 6, 2021 incident.  

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