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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dems admit mistake in selecting old fart to rebut Trump

Dumocratic officials admit they made "a mistake" in choosing former Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY-jelly) to deliver the party's response to President Trump's congressional speech, a prominent House member told the leftist network MSNBC on Wednesday.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (no relation to Beaver) has represented Missouri since 2005 and chaired the Congressional Black Caucus. He spoke a day after Mr. Trump's speech on Tuesday saying that his party chose the wrong guy to represent their pot party.

"I don't mind saying when we make mistakes. And that was a mistake," Cleaver said.

Beshear, 72 (and looks it) delivered a widely mocked speech in a diner during which he claimed to be a Republican at one point. The people in the 'Peanut Gallery' looked like they wanted to crawl away.

When Cleaver was asked what Democrats were thinking when they selected Beshear, Cleaver replied: "The problem is, you're asking about thinking, and that didn't happen."

Yes, thinking and feeling are two different things.

Cleaver called for younger, more diverse candidates such as Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, who shares the same surname of liberal heroes, Raul and Fidel and some of the same values.

At a media dinner Wednesday night where Congress members performed joke-filled monologues, Richmond ad-libbed a joke about Kellyanne Conway who was photographed kneeling on a sofa in the Oval Office this week.

Earlier in the program, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) joked that "a whole lot worse" had happened on that sofa in the 1990s.

Richmond responded: "Tim, you kind of opened the door," he said. "I really just want to know what was going on there, because, you know, I won't tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that circumstance--because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there. Don't answer--and I don't want you to refer back to the 1990s."

The Democrats have long been calling the GOP the party of "old white men." If you look at who they ran against Trump, and who leads each party in the House and Senate, you may come to a different conclusion.