During their “straight news” coverage of the election results last night, both Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier (but mostly Kelly) dropped little comments that clued viewers into good things about Republican candidates and bad things about Democrats. I made a mashup.
Here’s what I included in the video:
Kelly reminds viewers of Democrat Landrieu's supposed faux pas
Kelly made a dig about Louisiana’s Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu's remark that women and African Americans have had a hard time getting elected in the south. You may recall that Fox previously made a big deal out of it.
KELLY: They’ve elected her (Landrieu) three times and yet, you know, a couple days prior to the election, she came out and suggested they just don’t like women in the south and this is why she’s been struggling. They put her in office three times!
Kelly tells an anecdote about Republican Mitch McConnell overcoming a childhood adversity
As she waited for Sen. Mitch McConnell to give his victory speech, Kelly just happened to mention this tidbit about McConnell's childhood:
Did you know that he had polio as a child and when he was two years old, his mother stopped him from walking until the age of four? An impossible task because she was told this was his only shot of actually walking once he got past polio. And look at him now!
Republican Tom Cotton's "extraordinary" resumé and Democrat Mark Pryor's "turnoff" to voters
After Brit Hume mentioned Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton’s “attractive resumé” and “military background,” Kelly worked this in about the now Senator-elect:
Not just military background. This is a Harvard-educated lawyer, Army veteran with combat experience. After the September 11th attacks, at the start of his final year of law school, he decided to change course to join the military. I mean, he got his degree, he worked for several years to pay down his loans and then he enlisted and deployed to Baghdad. I mean, it’s pretty extraordinary!
Kelly went on to say about Cotton's opponent, “Mark Pryor had taken a shot at his military experience early in the campaign. …That’s a turnoff to Arkansas voters.”
Swooning over Republican Scott Brown
While they were waiting for Democrat Jeanne Shaheen’s victory speech, Kelly made a show of swooning over the loser, Republican Scott Brown. Kelly said, “I didn’t know if we were going to make it through that segment without putting up that Cosmopolitan centerfold picture of Scott Brown.” With hammy disappointment, Kelly added, “But apparently we didn’t see the need to air that, I guess.”
A jab at President Obama
Discussing the Maryland gubernatorial race (where the Democrat eventually lost), Bret Baier took a gratuitous swipe at President Obama: “President Obama did campaign for the lieutenant governor there. You may remember those images of some of the people leaving the stadium as the president was talking. Maryland is not as blue as it was if this race is too close to call.”
Oops, look what I almost called Democrat Mark Udall!
When discussing the Colorado senate race, Kelly said she almost called incumbent Senator Mark Udall by his snarky nickname, “Senator Uterus.” Yeah, right – an almost accident.
Republican Doug Ducey's "delicious" background
After Fox reported that Republican Doug Ducey would be the next governor of Arizona, Baier mentioned that Ducey is the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery. Kelly said enthusiastically, “Good stuff! Delicious ice cream!”
“It is,” Baier agreed.
Watch it below.
“We’ve had worse days, and overcame, as we will again. I will never lose my beliefs to why I proudly vote for Democratic candidates who represent for equality for all which our platform preaches and champions those who are the underdogs, and not what the R’s are, a party of greed and selfishness whose sole purpose is to see to it that the haves have more.”
And to turn America into ANOTHER 1930s NAZI GERMANY — and mark my words: during Der Fuehrer II’s (i.e. George Dumbya Bush) eight year reign, WE CAME DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to FULL SCALE NAZISM!
We can’t pretend to spin this into anything positive. We got our clocks cleaned. The polls for the past several months prepared for what we knew was forgone conclusion in losing the Senate.
We’ve had worse days, and overcame, as we will again. I will never lose my beliefs to why I proudly vote for Democratic candidates who represent for equality for all which our platform preaches and champions those who are the underdogs, and not what the R’s are, a party of greed and selfishness whose sole purpose is to see to it that the haves have more.