Morning Briefing September 19: Zelensky coming to town; DeSantis hits back at McCarthy; Country music quits because of Trump;

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Today is September 19. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.

1. Country singer quitting genre due to effect of ‘Trump years’ will have no impact on industry:

Fox News – Singer Maren Morris claimed the “Trump years” exposed the bigoted views of people in the country music industry which led to her giving up on the genre.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday, the “Get the Hell Out of Here” singer spoke about her transition from country music over the last year. She primarily blamed what she called “the Trump years” for allowing people to feel “proud” for being “misogynistic and racist” in their music.

“After the Trump years, people’s biases were on full display. It just revealed who people really were and that they were proud to be misogynistic and racist and homophobic and transphobic. All these things were being celebrated, and it was weirdly dovetailing with this hyper-masculine branch of country music. I call it butt rock,” Morris said.

She also dismissed the rise of songs like “Try That in a Small Town” insisting, “People are streaming these songs out of spite. It’s not out of true joy or love of the music. It’s to own the libs. And that’s so not what music is intended for. Music is supposed to be the voice of the oppressed — the actual oppressed. And now it’s being used as this really toxic weapon in culture wars.”

Not everyone agreed with Morris’ view. Country music critic Kyle “Trigger” Coroneos, who founded Saving Country Music in 2008 to help promote independent musicians, suggested that the singer may be “spending too much time in her social media mentions.”

Denny’s Insight: First off, who are you? Second, good riddance! What an absolute sorry excuse to pawn off your low music sales as a result of Trump. Maybe try garbage pop music instead of pretending to be a country singer.


2. Poll: 50% of Independent Voters Support Impeaching Joe Biden:

Breitbart – Fifty percent of independent voters believe House Republicans should impeach President Joe Biden, a YouGov/CBS News poll recently found. Although House Republicans launched an impeachment inquiry just last week into the president, 50 percent of independent voters already believe House Republicans should move beyond the impeachment inquiry to impeach the president.

The other 50 percent of independent voters remain unconvinced that Republicans should impeach Joe Biden.

Eighty-one percent of Republicans support an impeachment, with 19 percent opposition. Among Democrats, 12 percent support impeachment. Eighty-eight percent do not.

Overall, 47 percent of Americans support impeachment. Fifty-three percent oppose impeachment.

Denny’s Insight: Say it with me… JOE, MUST, GO!


3. DeSantis Fires Back At Speaker McCarthy: ‘I’ve Kept Every One Of My Promises’:

Daily Wire – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis fired back at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Monday after McCarthy took a shot at him over the weekend for backing members of Congress that are threatening to shut down the government if conservative agenda items are not met.

Politico reported last week that DeSantis — who is one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus — told several Republican members that he had their backs in their push for change to happen.

McCarthy took a shot at DeSantis during a Sunday interview with Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures,” saying that “he’s not at the same level as President Trump by any shape or form.”
Denny’s Insight: DeSantis really needs to find a new strategy if he wants to make any headway in the polls.

4. Senate GOP divided about whether to jam House over Ukraine funding:

The Hill – Senate Republicans are mulling a plan to jam the House with a continuing resolution to keep the government open and fund the war in Ukraine, though the muscle-flexing by conservatives in the House and Senate has them proceeding cautiously.

Senate Republicans as recently as last week said they were ready to add money for Ukraine to a stopgap spending bill that needs to pass by Sept. 30 to avoid a government shutdown.

But over the weekend, House conservatives and moderates struck a deal on a short-term measure that doesn’t include money for Ukraine or disaster relief — something that had been a non-starter with many Republican senators.

It’s not clear whether the House bill has the GOP votes to be approved. The Hill’s whip count on the bill includes 10 “no” votes as well as a number of GOP lawmakers leaning “no.” Republicans can only lose a maximum of four votes, assuming all Democrats vote against the legislation.

Denny’s Question: Should we be sending any kind of equipment or money to Ukraine, or should we do a full stop of providing any resources?

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