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Republicans' 'Dead Chicken' Strategy on Impeachment

Republicans' 'Dead Chicken' Strategy on Impeachment

Update: 2019-10-1065
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The White House response to the impeachment inquiry has been to dismiss the allegations, deflect the facts and discredit the Democrats. It’s the same approach that Republicans used in 2018 to push through the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh.

The New York Times reporters Kate Kelly and Robin Pogrebin, the authors of “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” talk to the Republican strategist who wrote the political playbook used — then and now.

Guest: Kate Kelly, a reporter for The Times covering Wall Street and Robin Pogrebin, a reporter on The Times’s Culture Desk, spoke to Mike Davis, a Republican strategist. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

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Alexandra Leighton

I try to appreciate the principles and strategies of both parties, but often it's hard to accept opposing beliefs as credible. I would be careful not to dismiss and dehumanize Davis, but perhaps even more importantly this episode impressed me very much in terms of objectivity and tonal authority, which are prized guiding principles within the journalistic community.

Oct 30th
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Shari Lynn

Davis is just another unprincipled conservative carrying water for a corrupt and incompetent Trump. Davis and others are just trying to gaslight us with more lies and obfuscation. I'm too smart and informed to believe his BS.

Oct 11th
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David Niles

I think this guy is being given too much credit. it's not a particularly sophisticated "strategy" to refuse to be interested in justice or truth or any of the other things our leaders are supposed to value.

Oct 11th
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Elizabeth Burns

Political hack lawyer, look in the mirror, Davis. Methinks the man protests too much.

Oct 10th
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Republicans' 'Dead Chicken' Strategy on Impeachment

Republicans' 'Dead Chicken' Strategy on Impeachment