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ecstatic

(32,829 posts)
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 06:47 AM Aug 2020

Is Willie Geist a rethug?

Did anyone see his nasty comment about Biden? Something along the lines of, "What is Biden going to do on September 26th when he doesn't have a teleprompter in front of him and he has to debate trump?" John Heilemann quickly corrected Willie's wooden ass by pointing out that a convention speech is always done by teleprompter and trump will be using a teleprompter for his convention speech too.

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Is Willie Geist a rethug? (Original Post) ecstatic Aug 2020 OP
Yes he is Trumpocalypse Aug 2020 #1
I honestly had no idea. He hid it well until this morning. ecstatic Aug 2020 #3
Wow.. I can not imagine that his father is. Anyone know? hlthe2b Aug 2020 #6
He makes a lot of money and he was hired by Morning Joe Bucky Aug 2020 #2
Yes, he is Tucker's old sidekick RandiFan1290 Aug 2020 #4
Omg! It all makes sense now ecstatic Aug 2020 #10
Wow ! This should be in a thread on its own. What an asshole, and I thought he was born sitting on a OnDoutside Aug 2020 #14
You know where I stand - Trump malaise Aug 2020 #24
Agree 100% world wide wally Aug 2020 #46
WTF ?! The teleprompter shit is straight from Freeperville uponit7771 Aug 2020 #56
his point makes sense. trump is a bully and Biden has a history of stuttering and mucifer Aug 2020 #5
Didnt Biden take MFM008 Aug 2020 #9
Yes, he did. luvtheGWN Aug 2020 #41
And Biden took down Giuliani Trumpocalypse Aug 2020 #12
Noun, verb, 9/11? Borchkins Aug 2020 #32
Not so much..Trump is a semi-literate bully who whathehell Aug 2020 #19
YO SE MIGHT! maddiemom Aug 2020 #50
Yes, lol.. whathehell Aug 2020 #53
Well, I'll be darned. secondwind Aug 2020 #7
I saw that MFM008 Aug 2020 #8
Willie's always been clueless enough. That's for damn sure. oasis Aug 2020 #11
wow larwdem Aug 2020 #13
I remain unimpressed with Willie Geist bucolic_frolic Aug 2020 #15
The money was spent on plastic surgery and vacations. It didn't "protect the country." SunSeeker Aug 2020 #17
With so much danger within the country, how does Willie think it'll work? CaptYossarian Aug 2020 #40
I missed that this morning True Blue American Aug 2020 #42
Once again, not what he said... brooklynite Aug 2020 #16
The Truth is still putting on its shoes Roy Rolling Aug 2020 #18
You're free to your own interpretation of what was said. ecstatic Aug 2020 #21
LOL, ok! nt USALiberal Aug 2020 #44
No, bullshit .. leaving the part out where he's repeating or parroting attacks from MAGA is giving uponit7771 Aug 2020 #57
The OP's question concerned his political affiliation.. whathehell Aug 2020 #23
Tuned him out long ago. n/t moondust Aug 2020 #20
He's a member of the Lucky Sperm Club and PCIntern Aug 2020 #22
I don't think they feel obliged in any way Ilsa Aug 2020 #36
Let's face it, the only reason Morning Joe is watchable is they hate Trump. Once Trump is gone, it dem4decades Aug 2020 #25
Lol. True. Nt ecstatic Aug 2020 #26
Probably Rebl2 Aug 2020 #52
I just saw that. In fairness, Geist was reporting on the Conservatives attack on Biden. It wasn't dem4decades Aug 2020 #27
The OP was quite clear in questioning Geist's political affiliation whathehell Aug 2020 #28
I have been a Democrat for decades and I watch all of the political helpisontheway Aug 2020 #33
That's unfortunate, then whathehell Aug 2020 #34
Yes..I remember Tucker Carlson when he was on CNN. helpisontheway Aug 2020 #47
Thank you. The only show I was aware of with Carlson was the one Jon Stewart made him look like dem4decades Aug 2020 #54
I think Geist is more of a libertarian DeminPennswoods Aug 2020 #35
You know what they say about Libertarians, right? whathehell Aug 2020 #37
I don't watch Geist except by accident DeminPennswoods Aug 2020 #38
LOL True Blue American Aug 2020 #43
Lol! +1000. Nt ecstatic Aug 2020 #55
Really you'tr questioning whether or not I'm a Democrat? I find that insulting. dem4decades Aug 2020 #39
Uh, no...Re-read the post, please. whathehell Aug 2020 #48
They are Trumpians now BlueJac Aug 2020 #29
really? always seen him as a weenie thug asshole afraid to show himself bringthePaine Aug 2020 #30
I watch Morning Joe every morning and Willie Geist bashes Trump helpisontheway Aug 2020 #31
He is. Also a lightweight. Justice Aug 2020 #45
don't know who that person is, only watch Maddow, no other show or network. nt yaesu Aug 2020 #49
I will not watch Willie Geist because of his sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton cally Aug 2020 #51

Bucky

(54,133 posts)
2. He makes a lot of money and he was hired by Morning Joe
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 06:49 AM
Aug 2020

I don't know if he's a Republican or not. But it'd make sense

OnDoutside

(19,993 posts)
14. Wow ! This should be in a thread on its own. What an asshole, and I thought he was born sitting on a
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:14 AM
Aug 2020

fence.

mucifer

(23,658 posts)
5. his point makes sense. trump is a bully and Biden has a history of stuttering and
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 06:52 AM
Aug 2020

Kamala did a good job of attacking Joe at the primary debates.

whathehell

(29,125 posts)
19. Not so much..Trump is a semi-literate bully who
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:42 AM
Aug 2020

can barely READ a teleprompter. As for Harris, virtually no one
viewed her attack on Joe at the debates as "good". It was widely criticized and almost cost her the VP nomination.

bucolic_frolic

(43,618 posts)
15. I remain unimpressed with Willie Geist
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:16 AM
Aug 2020

Last edited Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:30 AM - Edit history (1)

Just now he said something about the donations to the border wall fraud believed they were doing something to 'protect the country'.

Right. He's just a closet right winger in my mind.

On edit: What I'm criticizing here is Willie's acceptance of the idea that the border wall "protects" the country. He needs to remove that idea one notch from reality: contributors "believe" the border wall would protect the country. Because it is a giant point of debate, and there is no measureable evidence or argument for the idea that the border wall has made us safer, will make us safer. Blind acceptance of that idea is delusion.

SunSeeker

(51,901 posts)
17. The money was spent on plastic surgery and vacations. It didn't "protect the country."
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:29 AM
Aug 2020

Willie Geist is a Republican tool.

CaptYossarian

(6,448 posts)
40. With so much danger within the country, how does Willie think it'll work?
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:09 AM
Aug 2020

More likely, Dicktator Donnie wants to keep the serfs locked in for more abusing.

True Blue American

(18,004 posts)
42. I missed that this morning
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:12 AM
Aug 2020

Willie is not very bright saying that when Jon Meacham, who never endorsed anyone endorsed Joe and Jon was right there!

brooklynite

(95,174 posts)
16. Once again, not what he said...
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:29 AM
Aug 2020

He was discussing likely criticisms by conservatives coming out of the Convention.

Roy Rolling

(6,953 posts)
18. The Truth is still putting on its shoes
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:38 AM
Aug 2020

It’s obvious, some here didn’t listen to the comment itself.

ecstatic

(32,829 posts)
21. You're free to your own interpretation of what was said.
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:50 AM
Aug 2020

For me, his meaning was clear. I watch just about every day, despite the regular attacks on Joe and Mika. But with Willie today, he tried, and failed, to hide his own disdain for Biden.

If it was as you described, then John Heilemann would not have had to put Willie in his place.

uponit7771

(90,379 posts)
57. No, bullshit .. leaving the part out where he's repeating or parroting attacks from MAGA is giving
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 11:22 AM
Aug 2020

... the wrong perspective.

No, fuck that

whathehell

(29,125 posts)
23. The OP's question concerned his political affiliation..
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:54 AM
Aug 2020

Heist is a ReThug as any sidekick of Tucker Carlson's would have to be..

PCIntern

(25,692 posts)
22. He's a member of the Lucky Sperm Club and
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:53 AM
Aug 2020

has that snotty noblesse oblige which used to be very common in media before the 60’s.

Ilsa

(61,721 posts)
36. I don't think they feel obliged in any way
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 08:58 AM
Aug 2020

towards anyone, just themselves and the rest of the golf/tennis/polo/yacht club. But yes, I suppose they believe they are somehow more noble than the rest of us peonss born into working families.

dem4decades

(11,330 posts)
25. Let's face it, the only reason Morning Joe is watchable is they hate Trump. Once Trump is gone, it
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 08:04 AM
Aug 2020

will return to the unwatchable category. I'm looking forward that day.

Rebl2

(13,658 posts)
52. Probably
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:55 AM
Aug 2020

Already not fond of Mika. Also don’t like she is always plugging he know your value. Not the time or place for that. If she wants to go on some other show and plug it, fine.

dem4decades

(11,330 posts)
27. I just saw that. In fairness, Geist was reporting on the Conservatives attack on Biden. It wasn't
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 08:08 AM
Aug 2020

his point. Can't we be better than that? The OP should have been clearer in this thread.

whathehell

(29,125 posts)
28. The OP was quite clear in questioning Geist's political affiliation
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 08:14 AM
Aug 2020

Hard to believe anyone who's been a "dem4decades" wouldn't know about his co-hosting Tucker Carlson's old show.

helpisontheway

(5,008 posts)
33. I have been a Democrat for decades and I watch all of the political
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 08:51 AM
Aug 2020

shows (usually MSNBC..occasionally CNN but never Fox) but I never heard of Geist until Morning Joe.

dem4decades

(11,330 posts)
54. Thank you. The only show I was aware of with Carlson was the one Jon Stewart made him look like
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 10:49 AM
Aug 2020

ass.

Why would Democrats be aware of him?

whathehell

(29,125 posts)
37. You know what they say about Libertarians, right?
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:00 AM
Aug 2020

They're just ReThugs who want to smoke pot and get laid...They appear to care about nothing but money and themselves.

DeminPennswoods

(15,310 posts)
38. I don't watch Geist except by accident
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:04 AM
Aug 2020

but I remember seeing him a few times and just got the impression he tried not to be "political" about things.

dem4decades

(11,330 posts)
39. Really you'tr questioning whether or not I'm a Democrat? I find that insulting.
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:09 AM
Aug 2020

You seem to be the Tucker Carlson fan if you're the one watching him.

whathehell

(29,125 posts)
48. Uh, no...Re-read the post, please.
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:47 AM
Aug 2020

I simply expressed surprise that you weren't aware of what so many here are.

As to "insults", I must tell you that your suggestion that I'm a "fan" of Carlson simply because I KNOW of him, would be insulting, were it not so patently absurd. Have a nice day.

helpisontheway

(5,008 posts)
31. I watch Morning Joe every morning and Willie Geist bashes Trump
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 08:49 AM
Aug 2020

every single day. He might be a Republican but he seems Is probably never Trumper.

Justice

(7,188 posts)
45. He is. Also a lightweight.
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:21 AM
Aug 2020

His questions are basic, superficial.

His comment isn’t even original.

Trump folks on Twitter are saying this foolishness about a teleprompter - Willie just repeating it.

cally

(21,603 posts)
51. I will not watch Willie Geist because of his sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:54 AM
Aug 2020

I always believed he was a sexist republican

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