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Let’s break down the political fallout with Matthew dowd, Megan McCain, let me begin with you. Right now the bill is pretty unpopular but Republicans calculated they just could not afford to go home without a big win this year. Yeah, this is a — a big legislative win, the most significant for the trump administration and something to take home to your constituents. I came on the show saying I think it will be a hard pass. I don’t see how we can do this especially after the failure of the Obamacare repeal and replaceme replacement. I think Democrats will turn this into an impeachment election and say, look, we ended up passing something. Democrat, though, Matt dowd, said they want to run on the tax bill as well saying it’s going to be a giveaway to the wealthy. Many in the middle class will get a tax increase. Well, yeah, when you look at this tax bill, 70% of the benefits of this tax bill go to the very wealthy, the top 1% or 2% of the country like an alternative version of dickens’ a Christmas Carol where he doesn’t listen to Jacob Marley and the three ghosts of Christmas past and proceeds on his way. This may be a legislative victory but it’s not a political victory. It’s an unpopular bill, most unpopular tax bill ever passed. Pushed by an unpopular president. Passed by an unpopular congress. It is a great benefit for the Democrats to run on this in 2018. Meantime, Matt, seeing the president out tweeting his most explicit endorsement yet for Roy Moore, that Alabama senate candidate up for election next Tuesday. This is an amazing situation, George, where I. One, you had the Mitch Mcconnell this weekend basically say it’s up to Alabama after he said he shouldn’t serve. Now the president a full on endorsement of a man accused of being a child predator in the state of Alabama. This is a situation where the Republicans may win this seat. It’s still very competitive. But they may win this seat but they will lose the war in the long run because in the party and in the country today this is going to brand them as party that is not in the benefit of women in this country. Yeah, Meghan, when I was talking to Mitch Mcconnell on “This week” he backed away saying it’s up to the voters of Alabama to decide and would not commit to ordering an investigation. This could be a long-term problem. Oh, this is — no matter win or lose and I believe that Roy Moore is going to win. It’s going to be a lose/lose…

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