In a nauseatingly gooey Tuesday interview with election conspiracy theorist and Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams, the co-hosts of ABC’s Good Morning America heaped praise on the previously failed gubernatorial candidate for announcing her second go at the position, her work as a “major voting rights advocate,” and her eponymous new children’s book Stacey’s Extraordinary Words.
The segment was teased as a discussion of the book but co-host Janai Norman had other intentions as she kicked things off with Abrams’ political ambitions.
“Good morning to you, Ms. Stacey Abrams! We are so excited to have you here! So excited to talk about this book,” she said while introducing their guest. “Your other big news you made earlier this month. You will be running again for governor in Georgia in 2022. This is after that narrow loss three years ago. What will be different for you this time around?”
That “narrow loss” Norman was talking about was almost 55,000 votes.
After Abrams touted how her efforts “have hundreds of thousands of new voters who are on the rolls,” senior White House correspondent Mary Bruce kept the ball rolling on the politics front by gushing about her work as a “major voting rights advocate;” and asked her to comment on all “new laws restricting voting, not just in Georgia but across the country.”
In reality, Georgia and many states were simply rolling back the special measures put in place because of the pandemic and no rights were being infringed.
And despite the glaring warning sign that was the failure of Build Back Better, Abrams threw red meat to the liberal base by insisting “the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act” were going to pass the Senate.
Co-host Whit Johnson brought things back to the book and teed Abrams up by hawking some of her other, more political books (complete with an on-screen graphic).
“So, let’s transition away from politics for a bit here and talk about your book. You’re no stranger to the best-seller’s list, you’ve got favorites like While Justice Sleeps and Our Time Is Now, but Stacey’s Extraordinary Words this is your first children’s and picture book,” he touted. “Why did you decide to write this?”
Bruce and Norman followed up with questions about Abrams’ history in spelling bees and how powerful the word “perseverance” is
BRUCE: You yourself have competed in so many spelling bees as a child and recently had the chance to talk with the winner of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee, of course, the first African American to do so. So, what inspires you as you think about this next generation?
NORMAN: And you just said persevere. On the title page here it says, “Stacey learns that win or lose her words are powerful and sometimes perseverance is the most important word of all.” Why do you think perseverance is so important and what do you hope the young people take away from this book after reading it?
Norman wrapped up the segment by announcing her admiration for the book, declaring: “Love that. Love the cover of this book. Cannot wait to take this one home to my little ones.”
LifeNews Note: Nicholas Fondacaro writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.