The town hall event Monday evening where Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris came out swinging as a radical far-leftist who wants to eliminate the fossil fuel industry and the private healthcare market allegedly broke a viewing record for CNN.
“Monday night’s CNN Town Hall with Senator Kamala Harris was the most watched cable news single candidate election town hall ever,” CNN announced in a press release Tuesday.
“The town hall averaged 712k among adults 25-54 from 10-11pm, easily topping all cable news competition. CNN was also #1 in prime time in the demos last night. The town hall was moderated by CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper.”
According to the oftentimes fact-averse, conspiracy-theory-peddling network, the event averaged 1.957 million views total, a notable 75 percent increase from CNN’s past four town halls.
.@CNN’s Town Hall with @KamalaHarris was most-watched cable news single candidate town hall ever; CNN town hall and prime time were #1 in demos last night. Town Hall among top town hall days on record for CNN Digital. Release: https://t.co/Qp7EPKLWlg pic.twitter.com/fynXpNoGp7
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) January 29, 2019
Just to be clear, these numbers only pertain to CNN. Despite the network’s disingenuous rhetoric — that the town hall was the “most-watched … ever,” the most-watched single-candidate town hall on cable occurred three years ago, when 2.7 million Americans tuned in to Fox News to watch host Sean Hannity hold a town hall with then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Nevertheless, if CNN’s numbers are accurate — there are plenty of reasons to not trust the network — it suggests that Harris poses a greater threat than most conservatives care to admit.
Like conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh noted earlier this week, the woman is “extremely” dangerous given her radical ideas, the identity boxes she checks and her apparent popularity.
“Hillary Clinton it looked like a rank amateur old maid compared to Kamala Harris … I’m just telling you, she could be very dangerous. She punches a lot of buttons for the left. She checks off a lot of boxes: Female, African-American, identity politics extraordinaire,” he said.
According to journalist and screenwriter Michael Walse, what makes the 54-year-old congresswoman especially dangerous is that she’s like the female Barack Obama, more-so even than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose policies mirror those of Obama, but whose political style reeks of amateurism.
I wrote this almost a year ago: https://t.co/YC3rpVFR0S
— Michael Walsh (@dkahanerules) January 28, 2019
And then there’s the fact that Harris is a woman.
[S]he will be a formidable candidate in the Democrat primaries,” he opined for PJ Media. “She combines Obama’s race with Hillary’s sex, and as identity politics goes these days, that’s going to be tough to beat. The other bruited candidates — Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden — are superannuated white men who won’t stand a chance once the usual suspects on the Left begin massing, chanting, and rioting.”
She’s embraced the most radical left-wing political positions in modern America.
At the town hall event Monday, she …
Endorsed Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal,” which calls for wiping the fossil fuel industry out of existence and replacing all of America’s energy production with renewables within 10 years:
Said point-blank that it’s time to “eliminate” the private healthcare market:
Called for criminalizing private gun sales and banning so-called “assault weapons”; suggested that both DACA recipients and their parents be granted amnesty; and voiced opposition to a southern U.S. border wall.
Were she to become president, she would — assuming she had a Democrat-controlled House and Senate to back her up — “fundamentally transform” America in ways that’d make former President Barack Hussein Obama’s transformations look like nothing.
It’s no wonder so many conservatives fear her:
She is VERY VERY DANGEROUS!!
AND SHE HATE @realDonaldTrump!
I feel she is MORE DANGEROUS than @HillaryClinton. Don’t SLEEP on @KamalaHarris PEOPLE.
BLack people will vote for her just because she’s BLACK!!
GO TRUMP OR CRY!#HOTSAUCENPURSE pic.twitter.com/KvWdj2CG0u
— Henry Davis (@Henryhahadavis) January 29, 2019
Kamala Harris wants to eliminate private health insurance. There’s more to it: she wants to eliminate our freedom of choice. This is dangerous!
— realPolitiDiva™️ ????? (@realPolitiDiva) January 29, 2019
“Abolishing private insurance”, as Kamala Harris wants to do, is extremely dangerous and is a purely socialist idea. It must be combatted
— Jake Fradkin (@jsftennis) January 30, 2019
Beware of what you wish for.! She ticks all the progressive liberal box’s
Obama 2.0. with a skirt!
Open border advocate
Gov. controlled healthcare
This one is dangerous & backed by Billion$ from progressive billionaires! She is a threat to America! pic.twitter.com/Bd7oxUkfpO
— TC Boyle (@RealTCBoyle) January 30, 2019
Kamala Harris does not know our constitution or has decided to ignore it. Research her more. She is a dangerous globalist with the Hillary machine supporting her. Beware of people who want to disarm the citizens of any nation.
— PW Kindness Matters (@MattersPw) January 30, 2019
Kamala Harris ppl is a dangerous Socialist DemonRAT! Her radical political views don’t belong in our country. pic.twitter.com/WgrjK2Ohpp
— Yvonne (@yvonnecar20) January 29, 2019
.@KamalaHarris is dangerous
If you don’t believe me that a single-payer system will bankrupt the country and give you months and years of weight time…
Please educate yourself on the British healthcare systemhttps://t.co/7y2GnSufgW… https://t.co/YJ69jTkEWq
— Dr Jane Ruby ❌ (@DrJaneRuby) January 29, 2019
Mattress jumper/kneepad @SenKamalaHarris @KamalaHarris
Is extreme and extremely dangerous.
If a woman accuses a man of sexual harassment you are guilty. No proof needed! No witnesses needed. THIS IS KAMALA HARRIS. Men be scared. Be very scared.
SAY NO TO KAMALA‼️
— ☀️☀️☀️Trump2020☀️☀️☀️Deplorable Susie (@SusieCa0096469S) January 29, 2019
The latter tweet was in reference to how Harris acted during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings last year, when she automatically sided with the then-nominee’s since-discredited accuser and subsequently made a full-fledged effort to hijack his confirmation:
Kamala Harris said she believed Christine the LIAR Blasey Ford before even hearing Kavanaugh and wanted to take down Kavanaugh by ANY MEANS NECESSARY. Is it because the ends justify the means? How does that work?
CC: @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @KamalaHarris @SenKamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/k3VTq65FAW
— Christian Lamar (@christianllamar) January 29, 2019
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