In some states (e.g., California), the lieutenant governor is little more than a cipher. In Texas, however, the office holds great power. Among other things, its occupant gets to appoint committee chairs in the State senate.
Oddly fitting that he was on Fox. Roger Ailes could have told him that such statements do not exactly win audience sympathy. In his book You Are the Message, he recalled a 1970s TV debate between a pompous corporate executive and a consumer advocate. pic.twitter.com/02vyKUSNCH— Jack Pitney (@jpitney) April 21, 2020
Andrew Romano at Yahoo:Fox News has had 87 individual segments in the past week discussing, advocating, and promoting the protests for stay-at-home orders. But the Fox News hosts themselves are staying home. https://t.co/aEEit9SNq9 #inners— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) April 21, 2020
An overwhelming majority of Americans, Republicans included, are rejecting right-wing protests — encouraged by President Trump — to immediately “reopen” the country in the midst of the world’s largest and deadliest coronavirus outbreak, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.
The survey, conducted April 17 to April 19, found that a full 60 percent of the public opposes the largely pro-Trump protesters whose calls for governors to “liberate” their states by lifting lockdown measures have attracted intense media attention in recent days — and whose message the president amplified Friday in a series of all-caps “LIBERATE” tweets about three swing states: Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia.
Only 22 percent of Americans say they support the protesters. Despite Trump’s messaging, even Republicans oppose the protests 47 percent to 36 percent. Asked whether they agree or disagree with Trump’s “LIBERATE” tweets, only a quarter of Americans say they agree.