Barry Weiss, Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln discussed on Amanpour

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Way too and veterans do now when when you think about it all the changes in our country have come from movements, you know? And then there's a leader there the channels that emotion, whether it's the anti slavery movement and Lincoln was they had the progressive moment for teddy Al Franklin, the civil rights movement with ABRAHAM LINCOLN with with civil rights men with LBJ. I get my guys. I think now there's a movement. There's a movement. That's a foot with women with veterans with new people coming in with all those people standing on line that they want to see change in the healing divisions of our country that to change our political structure. Let us hope there's no other choice. But to the the pessimism will not do us any good. There you go. I wish we had a lot more time for this optimistic segment of our program, both of you, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Walter isaacson. Thank you so much and now for the relationship between president and the press remember Thomas Jefferson's famous dictum, quote, where it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government. I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. Now that means a lot to our next guest. Of course, she's Barry Weiss, an op-ed staff editor and writer for the New York Times. She calls himself a political centuries. Sometimes inning left sometimes the inning. Right. She was born and raised. In squirrel hill. Pittsburgh eleven Jewish was worshippers with gunned down less than two weeks ago. Barry spoke to a Hari Sreenivasan about the election results. And how Tara came to her own backyard. What explains the outcome last night this country is I'm not the first to say this. We're in the midst of a kind of cold civil war and the outcome. Last night was you can sort of conceive of it as a battle that ended in a stalemate. You know, the lots of people predicted that the Democrats were going to take the house and they did. But we we really saw was sort of the the su- solidification of the Republican party as the party of Trumpism moderate Republicans loss last night, moderate Republicans who stood up to Donald Trump lost. And that is a very very troubling sign for the health of a of a country that sort of built on a two party system audience. Give us some context where do you identify yourself? A find yourself in a political spectrum. I think of myself as being in the center, some people see me as sort of a democrat in the mold of scoop Jackson or Daniel Patrick Moynihan, others see me as a liberal Republican. I don't spend much time. And thinking about what party I belong to. I've always been registered as an independent. I've always voted for people at both parties. I see myself as sort of classical liberal on. And frankly, I see myself in the space where I think a lot of other Americans do which is moderate taking taking things issue by issue not wanting to sort of just ascribe wholeheartedly to any political orthodoxy and right now frankly, politically homeless and unrepresented by both parties in this country powerful voices in the Would bin..

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