Former Staffer Leaves GOP: “It’s All About Anger And Punishment” | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

  • Published on Oct 9, 2018
  • With only 29 days until the midterm elections, Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher, conservative opinion writer for the Washington Post Jennifer Rubin and former GOP staffer Tom Nichols join Ari Melber to talk about their predictions for November, what impact Kavanaugh’s confirmation will have and the fate of the Republican party.
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    Former Staffer Leaves GOP: “It’s All About Anger And Punishment” | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Comments • 2 809

  • Greg Keen
    Greg Keen 6 months ago

    Now I know how MSNBC's rating are always so low. They're a bunch of incompetent halfwits.

  • The Karma Birches
    The Karma Birches 6 months ago

    take the power back and give it back to the people, vote them out

  • Concerned Citizen
    Concerned Citizen 7 months ago

    These old white male pieces of garbage in the Republican Party are a disgrace to the United States of America. They are "good old boy" network liars and power mongers only interested in promoting their own. How obvious this became during the pathetic Kavannaugh situation. Pat the next good old boy on the back and move him along. No. Not any more.

  • JZ
    JZ 7 months ago

    I'm not in the states but I'm voting by sending in my absentee ballot. VOTE no excuses.

  • Deb wright
    Deb wright 7 months ago +1

    With Kavanaugh on the bench this administration has become dangerous. Kavanaugh said himself, "what goes around, comes around". Trump didn't win the first presidential elections. His wealthy racist white nationalist and outside help and influence gave Trump the presidency, to do their bidding, cater to their special interests. Which is exactly what Trump did. If you think Trump won't get a second term, you better get out there and do something about it. Because they have gotten better with their cheating and Trump is not going to give up his cash cow the Oval Office. Hook or crook trump is getting another four years. Watch!! It is just sad so many Americans who are for Trump, think that Trump is for them. Stop drinking the Trump/Mitch McConnell Koolaide! It is time to wake up!! Come on young people knock these racist clowns off their pedestals. Don't let all those school shootings be in vain.🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

    • Shelora Fitzgerald
      Shelora Fitzgerald 7 months ago

      Deb wright That was an open threat to punish progressives.

  • wendell gaskins
    wendell gaskins 7 months ago

    Steffins ...they r already doin that

  • Koh Teck Huat
    Koh Teck Huat 7 months ago

    It is casted in stone that MSNBC and CNN are anti Republican and therefore news on Republican will always be negative, fake and cannot be trusted. That is why they always show the Demoncrafts are always ahead.

  • Anthony Bennett
    Anthony Bennett 7 months ago

    Tom Nichols is an ignorant moron. RINOs will be rooted these two so-called Republicans.
    Trump fixing trade to make it fair for Americans. Check!
    Trump fixing relations with Allies that thought us weak. check!
    Trump creating jobs. Check!
    Trump kick-starting denuclearized Korean peninsula. Check!
    Trump Cutting burdensome regulations and bureaucracy. Check!
    Trump exposing the lying media and corrupt bureaucracy. Check!
    Trump nearly eliminating ISIS instead of covertly providing them weapons and killing our own Ambassador and soldiers. Check!
    Trump not running guns to Mexican cartels untraced. Check!
    Trump is proud to be American and unashamed to say it.
    Democrats fight all of that and use lies and smears to manipulate lazy people into staying on their plantation of unthinkable destruction of family, the rule of law, and equal application of law; all while supporting a Leviathon government of self-serving cronies.

  • Anthony Bennett
    Anthony Bennett 7 months ago

    Democrats still clinging to identity politics and race politics. Even with full-court press from MSM in favor of lying and cheating Democrats there are still questions about winning.
    The Democrat platform is MORE CRIME, MORE ILLEGALS, HIGHER TAXES, LESS JOBS, and all administered by known Socialists and liars but, i repeat myself.

  • AAA P
    AAA P 7 months ago

  • AAA P
    AAA P 7 months ago

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones 7 months ago

    Holding political office should be a public service, not a career.
    Single term limits for all offices. Period. No severance pay or after-office goodies.

  • sina mumuta
    sina mumuta 7 months ago

    The people sitting in those seats are worried about their pocket not people they their for do many years buy we withness the dangerous violence and hatred because they except money from terrorist like Soro to destroyed innocent people,wake up people you need peace,you need President Trump,and true Justice the new Judge ,and stop abusing the power people gave you to look after them but you tried hard to destroying and manipulated the situation

    • Michael Jones
      Michael Jones 7 months ago

      Learn grammar and correct spelling, *repuglican.*

  • sina mumuta
    sina mumuta 7 months ago

    Democrat are pushing to destroyed the President and good people because of their trying hard to control the Country because of too many hiding at their seat at democrat,they want to win to starting the same violence against innocent people

  • PhoneWalletKeys
    PhoneWalletKeys 7 months ago

    lol when Dems say they were Republicans and pretend they are outraged.

  • Yummer7
    Yummer7 7 months ago

    White women are waking up! Now they see the truth!

  • Maralah Quin
    Maralah Quin 7 months ago


  • Linda Parker
    Linda Parker 7 months ago

    No I’am not receiving anything because of my disability but then we have tons of illegals I’m certain they are my husband pays for my needs

  • AAA P
    AAA P 7 months ago

    California Asian American EX Democrats for TRUMP 2020 #NEWMAGA Im sick of the corrupt Lying Biased MSM

    • AAA P
      AAA P 7 months ago

      This is how lost and brainwashed Leftists are today. Disgusting, next you'll call me a Russian Spy Im surprised you haven't done so. I know your brainwashed puny mind is thinking it.

    • AAA P
      AAA P 7 months ago

    • AAA P
      AAA P 7 months ago

    • Michael Jones
      Michael Jones 7 months ago

      You have never been a democrat. You're just one more republican, YT liar.

  • Judith Badger Graziani
    Judith Badger Graziani 7 months ago +1

    I’ve always been an independent. It never made sense to me to vote based on party affiliations but I filled out my ballot yesterday and voted pure democrat. First time ever. Republicans have fallen into the pit with Trump. Where did truth, dignity and serving the people go?

    JOHN ANDERSON 7 months ago +1

    Latinos for Trump
    (No more Democrats)
    ( No more Aliens)

  • Rocky Graziano
    Rocky Graziano 7 months ago

    Msmbc the absolute biggest liars on earth !!!! Trump all the way. The red wave will be here in November!!! You lying democrats are nothing but hate . You lose again you communists.

    • Michael Jones
      Michael Jones 7 months ago

      Calling dems *communists* is truly showing *your* love, asshat.

  • Stephen Woodworth
    Stephen Woodworth 7 months ago

    Hope he didn’t forget his panties.

  • kathryn spears
    kathryn spears 7 months ago

    #walkaway Red is the only way

  • Slick Rick
    Slick Rick 7 months ago

    Do not follow the polls, it's a trick!!! "it's to make Dems comfortable

  • Donald Doty
    Donald Doty 7 months ago

    Why can’t the Democrats see how that they are destroying America. I can’t believe they really want to do that. I served over 30 active duty in the military defending our freedom. Now the democrats are destroying what I fought for.

  • Jillian Renée
    Jillian Renée 7 months ago

    MSNBC is a propaganda network successfully brainwashing low IQ “liberals.”

  • Bobby J
    Bobby J 7 months ago

    Reading through these comments.....mostly rhetoric. Good luck

  • john tuckey
    john tuckey 7 months ago


  • L J
    L J 7 months ago

    The red wave is here. A toxic red algae that kills all in its wake, leaving a big stink behind. Lead Judge Tim Tynovich of 10th Circuit court, and Trump short list nominee for yup, the Supreme Court, will now decide if Kavanaughs fitness as a judge is considered. Pack the high courts, and then pack for vacation. Shame on the Senate.

  • Meredith Washburn
    Meredith Washburn 7 months ago

    This is just laughable. The same was said in the last Presidential election and guess what? TRUMP WON!!

  • Matt Thomas
    Matt Thomas 7 months ago


  • Richard Patterson
    Richard Patterson 7 months ago

    Democrats are liars. They have no agenda for America. Their agenda is for their own power. They will make you poorer to start and then make our healthcare even more pitiful. Watch, Republicans will be watching the voting booths for fraud. The Democrats will lie and say the Republicans are trying to suppress the vote. The left is continually telling the more ignorant of us to get into the face of Republicans. Is that a civil way to make your point? It's because they have no point. Remove your head from the sand. End the uncivil left and keep them out. Vote RED, we're going to win anyway.

  • Rita Franz
    Rita Franz 7 months ago

    I hope all the previous commenters are right, I really hope so. We can’t take anything for granted, like for instance in 2016. Everyone please vote blue in November. I’m looking at you millennials, vote!

  • ToSelfBeTrue
    ToSelfBeTrue 7 months ago

    I"m ready for a Democalypse 2018 win.

  • yuyo57
    yuyo57 7 months ago +1

    Trump will phone Vladimir Putin on the bat phone and tell him to hack the voting system.

  • W R
    W R 7 months ago


  • Guthred11
    Guthred11 7 months ago

    Why does msnbc act like their polls are so trustworthy? How credible were those trump polls before the election... msnbc is cnns twin, shameful indeed

  • Mark Bodder
    Mark Bodder 7 months ago

    A vote for the Demorats is a vote for Socialism.

  • Elio Lopez
    Elio Lopez 7 months ago

    If millennials decide to stay home like they did in 2016 they deserve everything they get. Their lives will continue to go downhill and they'll be the only ones to blame for their own miseries.

  • Steve Konrad
    Steve Konrad 7 months ago

    Democrats are going to get it goooood when they suffer more loses in the midterms....will be a major burnnnnnn....I feel it coming....haha.

  • wraith3845
    wraith3845 7 months ago

    you leftists are a riot, the Democratic party is in shambles. your party has been hijacked by Socialists, your spokes people are now man hating feminists. the ENTIRE country is looking at you in shame. now maybe if you had the values of the Democratic party from 30 years ago you may have a chance, but today ?? you think the country is going to vote in Marxists? you're all delusional... and just a heads up, i'm not a republican

  • Sharon61
    Sharon61 7 months ago

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏🏻 VOTE REPUBLICAN 🙏🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Dude
    Dude 7 months ago

    Yep, those Leftist Staffers all sing Kumbaya while doxxing GOP Senators ! We should be glad they are not singing " If I had a Hammer"as they would probably crack a GOP Senators skull with it .All that love on the Left!

  • Philip Nicely
    Philip Nicely 7 months ago

    I'll bet all you Democrat would just love for the government to give you free money taken from others that don't feel like we're entitled to crap! We believe in earning our supper. The Democratic party shouldn't even exist. The founding fathers didn't want a democracy hence why they named The United States a Republic. If any of you even remember the pledge of allegiance say it slowly and listen carefully to what you are saying. I stand by my brothers and sisters in uniform and the oath we've taken to defend the constution against all enemies foreign and domestic. You all enjoy the freedoms so many have died for from the founding of this nation yet you support socialist agenda. Quit being sheep. Stand up educate yourselves and come back to being proud to be an American. If not then stand up and get ready to get shot. Because when the last line is crossed and the civil war starts, I garuntee the majority of you are going to tuck tail and run.

  • TheYEAH32100
    TheYEAH32100 7 months ago

    his hair and skin GLOWING killin' the melanin game yaaasss

  • Jason Clark
    Jason Clark 7 months ago

    If you vote Dem you don't have enough since to stick you finger up your @*# with out the Dem pointing you in the right direction

  • Ex GOP
    Ex GOP 7 months ago

    *The Truth*

  • Grant Smith
    Grant Smith 7 months ago

    "Motivate Millennials" ...We are motivated! Numbers show though that we just don't like the political parties being force-fed to us. They don't represent our need for elected servants to represent our values.

  • Steve McFarland
    Steve McFarland 7 months ago

    What’s Mike Lee doing in that group? Perhaps he was separated from them at birth?

  • Laurie Bolles
    Laurie Bolles 7 months ago

    Actually a Bee Hive is a female domain, after the male Drones mate with the Queen the females kick them out. But we're not Bees if anything our His/Herstory proves that when one gender dominates the other that society doesn't survive. We're a young Nation and I feel we're going through a growth spurt, kinda like a garden springing up through a compost heap. We'll survive this Trump/Republican compost heap but only if you go out and vote! Have a nice day and follow your bliss.

  • Beyou RGZ.
    Beyou RGZ. 7 months ago

    DEMOCRATS can NOT afford to take anything for granted!!!
    And hopefully millennials understand how not participating in this election can and will only affect their future and their kids future.

  • Darth Vestius
    Darth Vestius 7 months ago

    That was a political party that fell due to its fascist leanings and an odd fellow named Comrade Donnie, that was the boot lick of Russian and its leader Putin.

  • Ruthanne Perry
    Ruthanne Perry 7 months ago

    The creepy old white rich men = republican party don't want you poor white , black and other people of color to vote you might think that you should be treated like you were real humans you might GET IDEAS

  • Lynne Williams
    Lynne Williams 7 months ago

    Democrats the rest of the world needs you to step up and vote we are watching and we really care about you.

  • joe47771
    joe47771 7 months ago

    Did you notice how they were talking about polls and predictions instead of messaging? That is why democrats are not taking their rightful place in politics. If you can't find reason to vote Democrat, then you aren't paying attention, or the politicians aren't making their voices heard.

  • Aileen Thorne
    Aileen Thorne 7 months ago

    It ABSOLUTELY TIME for "CHANGE", in CONGRESS. The REPUBLICANS definitely has a PRESIDENT, who is a BAD EXAMPLE, and with BRETT KAVANAGH on board made matters WORSE. VOTE BLUE.

  • Jayyy Zeee
    Jayyy Zeee 7 months ago

    Meh. Even if democrats take control, they'll still fail to avail themselves of easy opportunities as usual. Why? Because the system is a sham and senators on both sides do the bidding of their corporate donors. I'm not falling for any of this bullsh*t.

  • Ming Mongo
    Ming Mongo 7 months ago

    Republicans have brought about an economic crisis that they hope will hit ground when the Democrats get in power. Then all the stupid voters will vote Republican after that. At that point they will put in a fascist that is actually competent. So y'all get out and vote and play the part you were assigned.

  • Robert Greenhouse
    Robert Greenhouse 7 months ago

    Stop talking about the democrats having or not having the power and point to the wrong the republicans are doing for women and the american people!

  • Matthew Dobbs
    Matthew Dobbs 7 months ago

    Vote, dont rely on the polls....apathy is the problem in the US right now, and it benefits the GOP.

  • B P
    B P 7 months ago

    The first thing Republicans tried to do at the start of the current Congress was gut the Ethics office.
    I say the first thing Democrats should do in their Congress is quadruple its strength.

  • reason18
    reason18 7 months ago

    republicans, just like old hate filled white men, are obsolete.

  • David Smith
    David Smith 7 months ago

    If America becomes a one party system with progressive liberalism the only choice, it will become far more corrupt than most of the people commenting think it is now.
    Just look at countries with single party systems.

  • 1111Pel
    1111Pel 7 months ago


  • True American
    True American 7 months ago

    Democrats are now violent socialist. They are a clear and present danger and should be treated as such.

  • Michael K, CPA
    Michael K, CPA 7 months ago

    Radical Liberals = THE MOB

  • gracelyn909
    gracelyn909 7 months ago

    Polls don't matter. It's the EC who votes in the Prez.

  • YorktownUSA
    YorktownUSA 7 months ago

    Pushing the propaganda hard I see, MSNBC.

  • phil millar
    phil millar 7 months ago

    Everything Drumpf touches withers and dies.

    LATONYA FUQUA 7 months ago

    All the prominent Republicans are leaving to become Independents. The Independents will emerge to challenge the traditional 2 party system. I also believe Robert Mueller will bring down Trump and be the first candidate and possibly win because people are fed.

      LATONYA FUQUA 7 months ago

      +Last Lime if you say so; you people are living in a fantasy world.

    • Last Lime
      Last Lime 7 months ago

      Sounds like the same democrat garbage, that has been fed and recycled.

  • NextYear44
    NextYear44 7 months ago

    Trump can be easily characterized by an unending effort by him, his family, and his senior advisers, to abuse their political power for personal gain, they care nothing about the American people.

  • NextYear44
    NextYear44 7 months ago

    So many people.... are upset about the things that is going on in the world, but for things to change for each of us we have to change. We should not be punished if we work hard, Keep the lights on at our homes, and take care of our families But when you see a President who is supposed to be proud, and there for the working people of the Country, It sure does cause one to wonder why is the President being so mean to the ever day working people? What is one to do when they work hard, pay their fair share of taxes, and take care of their Family, neighborhoods, and their Livelihood. Why would anybody want to mean to the poorest among us, and the closed and shut in, and the Elderly, handicapped, and disable people of the world? When you see men being mean to females, and trashing others, like the president does often, and stand there at his meetings and let the people chant lock her up, What did Trump do with Common sense? did he shoot common sense are what? Do he want to be a President for the People are just for Himself, and his rich as friends, family?

  • speedoflite1
    speedoflite1 7 months ago

    One party rule...NOT! a good thing, but anything's better than Trump. Viva dems, repubs, independents committed to building a more perfect union; here and abroad. Diversity is our strength and our strength is our diversity. Americans all

    • speedoflite1
      speedoflite1 7 months ago

      p.s. -- falsus in uno imbécil, falsus in omnibus estúpido

    • Last Lime
      Last Lime 7 months ago

      Funny you say diversity is your friend and then you trash actually diversity, and go for mob mentality.

  • Jack Soxman
    Jack Soxman 7 months ago hears a place for fair balance views? Hate Trump...24/7

  • Jon Chrestman
    Jon Chrestman 7 months ago

    I want to know when trump and his scum will be deported.

  • Joseph Dwyer,Sr.
    Joseph Dwyer,Sr. 7 months ago

    I still have chills from when kavanaugh screamed "it was all a Clinton conspiracy" The dude is a stone cold alcoholic in the depths of denial.His republican friends are enabler good ol boys.It's really sickening.kavanaugh is quite ill.

  • Feeds Ravens
    Feeds Ravens 7 months ago

    Those two said about what I think since some time, the US needs a new, grassroots Conservative Party that collects up the reasonable people with conservative values, and keeps out the Right-wingers, the Corporatists and the Ayn Rand Liberalists (those who are for total market freedom).

  • AZOffRoadster
    AZOffRoadster 7 months ago

    The Republican party is bleeding members much faster than the Democratic party, and Independents are growing fast.
    I'll predict that the Republican party fades away, the Dems become the new Republican party (more so than they already are), and Progressives become the new Dem party.

  • Jane Doe
    Jane Doe 7 months ago

    We are under attack by a dictator Trump and the GOP whose goal is to end our democracy. Look at what Trump and the Supreme Court have done in the last 3 days. The court had more court cases than they did in the previous 6 months and of course they voted from Trump and harmed us and the upcoming election, EPA, allow pollution in our gas, gerrymandering and more. He son't have a chance unless the Democrats win in Nov. FOX broke the story that Trump paid people off to get Kavanaugh on the Court. Remember, Trump claimed that Democrats did that and of course lying again.I don't understand why he can lie almost constantly and be president; it makes to sense except we are living in a dictatorship. Everything Trump and the Republicans did Hitler and his Nazi henchmen did. WE are in a grave danger.

  • countmein33
    countmein33 7 months ago

    That was interesting!

  • John Miranda
    John Miranda 7 months ago

    Republicans cheat much better than Democrats

  • Madame Beajou
    Madame Beajou 7 months ago

    I believe the reporter now have a responsibility to really make a difference to the country instead of yap yap yap in panels. Get the truth and present it, then keep the pressure on to see more truth and have those responsible accountable. God, get rid of trump and his cronies and old smelly men that live in the dark ages.

  • itgetter9
    itgetter9 7 months ago

    Jennifer Rubin: I know you'll be voting Democratic this November, as I read all your columns. But in the medium-term, I would recommend that you and others form a new party, and let the current Republican Party rename themselves the Nazi Party, or the Fascist Party, or the White Nationalist Party, so they can actually be honest about what they stand for, and let them (I hope) fade away into irrelevance, due to the fact that only a slim minority actually likes those views.

  • Fred Higgenbottom
    Fred Higgenbottom 7 months ago

    The only blue wave we've seen are the tears of Democrats who lost the SCOTUS for a generation. And regarding polls remember 2016 which should have taught Democrats to NEVER underestimate the silence of the irredeemable basket of deplorables as a lack of support or intensity!

  • pete walsh
    pete walsh 7 months ago

  • Kristie Hansen
    Kristie Hansen 7 months ago

    No we need new people in the government. People with morals and ethics and are not lawyers. career polititions need to be voted out and lawyers should not be in the congress house or senate as they are part of the judicial branch of government not the legislative branch. Lawyers are the big problem in the government, and are not suppose to be eligible to run for any government office that is not part of the judicial branch. All of our congressmen are lawyers.

  • Shana Simmons
    Shana Simmons 7 months ago

    They know GOP is going to lose pence wants to be president Paul Ryan wants to be VP position themselves to kick Trump out

  • Chashunka
    Chashunka 7 months ago

    Donald and Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Fox News are reason enough: *Vote Blue*!

  • K L
    K L 7 months ago

    Mean-spirited and cruel...yup, that’s exactly how the Republican Party makes people feel. Why would anyone want to be in a party like that? 🤨

  • Victoria Simpson
    Victoria Simpson 7 months ago

    Independants help us get America back

  • Victoria Simpson
    Victoria Simpson 7 months ago

    Vote Blue. Vote vote vote

  • David T
    David T 7 months ago

    The Republicans "rethinking", Ari? They'd have to start thinking for that to happen.

  • canuckyukyuk
    canuckyukyuk 7 months ago

    Kick Republicans to the curb!

  • NJDevils IsMyTeam2112535



    Voting blue next month is a win for democracy and freedom and liberty and justice and constitutional rights for all Americans and the rule of law and equality too. REMEMBER THIS!!!

    I’m a registered republican and I am voting blue because I refuse to let trump and his family and cronies and gop yes men’s tyranny and oppression and racism and bigotry and misogyny and their spreading of hate and their commitment to protect trump’s corruption and from him getting in legal trouble win, should Mueller find any significant proof trump committed criminal wrongdoing in his probe.

    Come on America...let’s make our American forefathers proud by voting blue next month.

  • Donna Crosby
    Donna Crosby 7 months ago

    It's not a win if you lie and cheat to get there

  • paul thomas
    paul thomas 7 months ago

    Are Ford and Swetnik going to jail for lying under oath? Or is it just going to be all forgotten?

  • Biasly Unbiased
    Biasly Unbiased 7 months ago

    Dems stay afraid, every vote counts. Especially with red states cheating, purging votes.

  • mr hollands opus
    mr hollands opus 7 months ago

    How any man who is married, have mothers, daughters, or any other female in their family can vote for the republicans blows me away. Just doesnt make sense to me. The respect is gone.

  • Bob Hill
    Bob Hill 7 months ago

    The Republicans forced Justice Kavanaugh through the process. It wasn't about justice or getting to the bottom of vetting Kavanaugh. It was about republican loyalty and control. Government and the process is broken and needs to be fixed. What does the future hold? God only knows. Stay tuned.