After former ABC Information political analyst and disgruntled ex-Republican Matthew Dowd introduced this previous week that he would run for Texas lieutenant governor as a Democrat, CNN and MSNBC each promoted their frequent visitor, treating him to interviews that bolstered his vitriol towards Republicans.

On Wednesday’s Deadline: White Home, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace  learn again to Dowd a few of his assaults on Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. After Dowd declared that Texas Republicans have been “hateful and merciless,” and excoriated Patrick as somebody who solely cares about 5 % of voters, Wallace aimed her personal barbs on the GOP as she adopted up:

Matthews, as a strategist with whom I labored alongside, I understood this about voters. One, they do not prefer to be lied to. And, two, they need to see authorities ship. The present Republican get together breaks these guidelines. The Republicans deceive them on a regular basis. It could appear Republicans knew Donald Trump was an enormous fats liar.

She quickly added:

Texas has delivered gun legal guidelines that endanger all Texans. It has been AWOL on COVID protections that is killed Texans. It is taking away reproductive freedoms that has Texas girls and {couples} in some situations fleeing the state for well being care. I imply, how do you cope with what is absolutely an upside-down dynamic by way of how traumatized how, kind of, Stockholm syndrome Republican voters really feel about their failed leaders?

Dowd ultimately recalled that he has labored for a number of Texas Democrats previously, together with Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Governor Ann Richards  and Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, earlier than defecting to Governor Bush.

On The eleventh Hour on Thursday, MSNBC host Brian Williams was so decided to plug the liberal media determine’s credibility, that he twice incorrectly labeled him as a “lifelong Republican,” spurring Dowd to repeat he labored for Democrats. He is anticipated to face opposition in a Democrat major from Mike Collier, who ran towards Republican Dan Patrick and misplaced the final time.

You in all probability acknowledge that man, our subsequent visitor, as a visitor on this community and this broadcast often. After a lifetime in Republican politics and having watched what is going on in his personal state of Texas, he made a serious announcement this week, as you noticed. We’re happy to have again with us Matthew Dowd, former strategist to George W. Bush amongst others, now operating as a Democrat…

A bit later, the MSNBC host reiterated the purpose as he additionally oddly invoked the Glenda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz:, as if Republicans have been the Depraved Witch of the West: “How does a lifelong Texas Republican persuade Democrats, — persuade moderates that, as Glenda the Good Witch mentioned, it is secure to come back out?”

The Democratic candidate then admitted that he was not really a lifelong Republican. Lyin’ Brian does it once more.

Over on CNN, Don Lemon additionally had Dowd as a visitor on Wednesday night time, giving him a heat and comfortable discussion board to assault Republicans. The Democrats are “Staff Democracy” and the Republicans are “Staff Autocracy,” Dowd mentioned. Lemon additionally referred to the “Fox Propaganda Community.”

Against this, on Friday’s Fox and Pals First, Fox Information media analyst Joe Concha informed viewers that Dowd had sneakily eliminated hundreds of his previous tweets as the previous journalist pursues his political ambitions within the Democratic get together.

The episode of MSNBC’s Deadline: White Home was sponsored partially by Glowforge, and the episode of The eleventh Hour by Fingerhut. Their contact data is linked.

Transcripts observe:

MSNBC’s Deadline: White Home

September 29, 2021

4:28 p.m. Jap

NICOLLE WALLACE: We have now a saying round right here: W-T-F is occurring in Texas? In Texas, as you simply noticed, the out of contact, lethal, divisive rhetoric of Texas’s Republicans. That is why my outdated good friend, Matthew Dowd — a former George W. Bush chief strategist — made an announcement at this time — says he’s operating for Texas lieutenant governor as a Democrat to revive the values and soul in Texas towards these Republican leaders and payments statewide that he says have failed and have embarrassed all Texans. As a Republican, he is attempting to unseat, Matthew says this, quote,

“Dan Patrick, the present LG, has repeatedly lied, misled, and waged a hateful tradition warfare towards us, endangering every of our lives however particularly essentially the most weak: whether or not it’s on the pandemic, the failed electrical grid, voting rights, weapons, or equality for all and entry to well being care.”

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For individuals who do not know you, you may have such a well-rounded life expertise that I feel you deliver to all evaluation. You actually introduced it to campaigns — you introduced it to sporting your coronary heart in your sleeve — once you publicly broke with George W. Bush — and you’ve got come to it as a human and a good friend and a dad, and I need to hear about how that drove you to do what you probably did at this time.

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MATTHEW DOWD, EX-ABC POLITICAL ANALYST: — and I hate what the GOP management is doing. It is not solely the rhetoric and the tone and all that which is hateful and merciless, but it surely’s the precise insurance policies which might be hateful and merciless and undemocratic right here. It is hurting folks. It is hurting folks each single day. It is hurting folks. It is hurting girls. It is hurting folks of colour. It is hurting folks with out well being care. It is hurting those who rely on the power grid. It is hurting folks each single day. And, to me, Texas proper now’s the entrance and heart assault on our democracy. And at some time limit, we now have to ask ourselves, “Do not we would like integrity? Do not we would like public companies? And do not we would like folks which might be servant leaders that serve the general public good? 

This isn’t one thing I can do alone, Nicolle. It is one thing I’ve to do as a “we” although the those who have ruled in Texas — the lieutenant governor — has all been about “me,” himself, and the 5 % that he appeals to. And so I can stand right here and say I am operating, which I’m, I’m going to — for 405 days I’m going to inform the reality about Dan Patrick. And I’ll inform the reality about what the Republicans have completed. However in the long run, I’ll win based mostly upon whether or not Texans consider that we will really win the soul of our state and reengage democracy once more as a result of proper now it is fragile.

WALLACE: Matthews, as a strategist with whom I labored alongside, I understood this about voters. One, they do not prefer to be lied to. And, two, they need to see authorities ship. The present Republican get together breaks these guidelines. The Republicans deceive them on a regular basis. It could appear Republicans knew Donald Trump was an enormous fats liar. They stayed with him. Lots of them are nonetheless with him. And it turns into delivering. I imply, Texas has delivered gun legal guidelines that endanger all Texans — it has been AWOL on COVID protections that is killed Texans — it is taking away reproductive freedoms that has Texas girls and {couples} in some situations fleeing the state for well being care. I imply, how do you cope with what is absolutely an the wrong way up dynamic by way of how traumatized how, kind of, Stockholm syndrome Republican voters really feel about their failed leaders?

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DOWD: One of many first jobs I had right here after I got here to Texas, I labored for the Texas AFL-CIO in Texas on behalf of staff. My second job was for the Texas Democratic get together. Then, I labored for Texas Senator — Democratic Senator Lloyd Bentsen, who was then picked on the ticket with Mike Dukakis. After which I acquired to know Bob Bullock — I ran Bob Bullock’s first marketing campaign and his second marketing campaign for lieutenant governor. He was the final Democratic lieutenant governor of Texas. I additionally helped, in that ’90 race, Ann Richards win the race for governor — somebody all of us look again on fondly on this.

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MSNBC’s The eleventh Hour with Brian Williams

September 30, 2021

11:32 p.m. Jap

BRIAN WILLIAMS: You in all probability acknowledge that man, our subsequent visitor, as a visitor on this community and this broadcast often. After a lifetime in Republican politics and having watched what is going on in his personal state of Texas, he made a serious announcement this week, as you noticed. We’re happy to have again with us Matthew Dowd, former strategist to George W. Bush amongst others, now operating as a Democrat…

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DOWD: They’re hurting Texans — they’re simply going out of their method cruelly and cravenly to harm Texans, and I simply determined, as I mentioned, sufficient’s sufficient, and so I’ll provide my candidacy. I’ll spend the following 400 days simply telling the reality about Dan Patrick, the lieutenant governor, and he is not going to love it, however I am simply going to inform the Texans the reality, and that we will do higher. We will have public service within the capitol the place we do not have it — and we will have reality and info, and science and lead coverage and never cravenness.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: I do know that you just insist upon believing that there’s nonetheless a rational heart on the market, and this is the query. How does a lifelong Texas Republican persuade Democrats, — persuade moderates that, as Glenda the Good Witch mentioned, it is secure to come back out?

DOWD: Properly, as you in all probability know, I began my life as a Democrat. I really acquired elected the final Democratic lieutenant governor of Texas, Bob Bullock. I ran his campaigns in ’90 and ’94, and helped Ann Richards, the final Democratic elected governor of the state of Texas. So I do have a pedigree in it…