Listen: President Trump, Bernie Sanders, Israel discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Do we think i think my view as of a couple of months ago had been that it was probably a very mildly rolling negative. <hes> political move for democrats if they were to impeach the president that basically at the time polling on impeachment was underwater. The public did not want it overall. I don't think that it would be as you know. Defining issue of the twenty twenty campaign some people have been suggesting is that still the correct evaluation or of attitudes hardened a little bit to the point where you know an unpopular popular president it would actually be fine or even politically advantageous to impeach still think it's an opportunity cost. Just it seems to me just obvious if you have a bunch of positions that are above fifty percent and then you double down on the one that's below fifty percent that that doesn't make a lot of sense but the clinton analogy where it was actually the the initial scandals popularity went up but it continued to go up during impeachment probably doesn't imply 'cause this president's popularity is not gonna soar in any circumstance and also just there's the new cycle is so insane they impeach him and it'll be like an eighteen hour event. Probably you know i think whether we're talking about impeachment or or the election most progressives that i talked to are really focused on not just how we no longer have a president trump but what we do once he is gone so everybody i know is talking about the agenda that captured people's imaginations. You know bernie sanders yesterday. Put out a very big green new deal plan. He actually called it a green new deal plan. It was sixteen sixteen trillion so everyone in my world is talking about that. That's what we're focused on. One thing i've found remarkable. This week was the president saying that jews who vote for democrats are disloyal and then clarifying the nobody really meant was that they were being disloyal to israel by voting for democrats who he sees as not being sufficiently pro israel. I it reminds me of something that <hes> the the journalist year rosenberg said on the show about a year ago and we had him on which is the president buys into a lot of these antisemitic tropes about dual loyalty about about greed lead into focus on money but he thinks that they are compliments. I think he looks at the idea of dual loyalty israel and sees that as some sort of like desirable ethno nationalistic unlisted solidarity and so it gets him out there saying these things that are offensive and that i think are are risky for jews in the american discourse. I don't think you want the these antisemitic stereotypes to be popularized. Even by someone who he who thinks he is being nice by doing that. Rich what if you obviously republicans have been complaining a lot over the last few weeks about comments that ilan omar has made associations that they have had this this group that was going to bring the omar and retreated to leave on that trip to the west bank. <hes> isn't this isn't this something that we're now seeing on the republican side as well as the president buys into a lot."