JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO ANCHOR: From Mexico, in fact, we have the latest celebrity endorsement for Hillary Clinton. It's from ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez, who composed a special "corrido" for the candidate.
VICENTE FERNANDEZ: Dear brothers (and sisters), your voice is your vote. Together, we can!
VICENTE FERNANDEZ: (SINGS) I'm Latino to the bone/ very proud of it
And I'll remind you, brother/ we must go hand-in-hand
Until Hillary Clinton/ Has assured victory
At the MRC’s 2016 gala and “DisHonors Awards,” Cal Thomas, the Master of Ceremonies, welcomed the audience before dinner and introduced Father Robert Rippy, who delivered the invocation, and then Army Colonel (Ret.) Fred Johnston led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Alfonso Aguilar, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles: “If there’s somebody who is a hard worker when he goes to Washington, it’s Paul Ryan....”
Host Melissa Harris-Perry: “I want us to be super careful when we use the language ‘hard worker,’ because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall, because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like. So, I feel you that he’s a hard worker, I do, but in the context of relative privilege.”
“Trump does not discriminate when it come to news outlets. He has blackballed the right-leaning National Review and the left-leaning Mother Jones. The Washington Post, of course, is neutral.”
— CBS’s Nancy Cordes on the June 16 Evening News, talking about Trump’s feud with the Washington Post.
Host Chris Matthews: “But do you think we’d have mass shootings if we didn’t have guns? How would we have them?...We don’t have mass shootings all over Europe. We don’t have mass–”
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum: “What do you mean? We just had a mass shooting in Paris!”
— Exchange on MSNBC’s Hardball on December 1, 2015, just 18 days after the terrorist attack that killed 130 people.
“I actually am aroused by him [Bernie Sanders]. I’m serious. I find him to be eye candy, not ear candy, eye candy. I like an old Jewish guy who’s a socialist. That’s my type of guy. Everybody is talking about [former Maryland Governor Martin] O’Malley and how hot he was. But to me, Bernie is hot.”
— Co-host Joy Behar on ABC’s The View, October 14, 2015.
“I love Bernie. I love the ideas that he’s got. To me, it’s like somebody who went to Woodstock who now is running for President. And it’s all those ideals, let’s just make the world a great place, and legalize this, and free health care, and free college, and going for all of that. Great ideas. But that thing called ‘Congress,’ you know, is a problem.”
— Actor Jeff Daniels on Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect, May 9.
“I saw David Cameron today. You know, I’m up at 2:00 in the morning when this all happens. So I watched his whole speech and it’s like ‘well, I lost the vote, I graciously leave office.’ It’s like their system works so beautifully. We can’t even get a vote on something that 90 percent of Americans agree on and can’t get a vote. Our system sucks. It really does. The Constitution needs a page one re-write.”
“There’s a troll-like quality to Cruz. He operates below the level of human life.”
— MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Morning Joe, February 10.