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"alex wagner" Discussed on How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along
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"alex wagner" Discussed on How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along
"Acidy is would be surprise. But i think basically it's gonna follow along the lines of that rand. Paul vote. that happened last week. I can't even remember but there are still a few outstanding folks republicans have rob portman richard burr. Who have said richard shelby. Even who have now said they're not running again. Yeah it is. Richard shelby is announcement about of his retirement. As the timing of that interesting to either of you at all you mean. Rapport the printer. Richard shelby richard shelby and alabama just announced this week. While you're on an airplane at somewhere probably that he's not going to. He's not going to run for re election in alabama two So add him to the rob portman who a yard. A new wasn't going to run for. Who's not going to run a north carolina here There are still a few people who don't really have any more butts to kiss correct. Yeah portman would be a nice surprise. But but i i would be rob portman that i knew when he worked for bush. That's that's the guy knew back man last week and he's got a free pass now so suk. I keep begging either of you to tell me that. Maybe the republican party will not be owned by. Donald trump as marjorie taylor. Green has told us it is but it sounds like both of you think that it's probably trump's party like she says yeah i think definitely is look if you have wit live through and witnessed the proceedings of the last week. There has been a an excess of evidence to suggest that he is not fit to be a party leader to say nothing of his work as a president right and the republicans are not taking the offer. There they are standing in line. The fealty has been pledged. And i think the that is born of political reality. Which is that the base of the republican party and not even the vast majority of republicans still support president trump. And if that's where the voters are the way they believe they stay in office is by staying where the voters are and that's with donald trump. Well i listen. I would say Listen i think republicans are leaving in. Droves i would say the base and not the vast majority and i think that the in the problem. The long term problem is that the that mcconnell saw is now available self employing that i saw this morning that the the the support republican party has dropped like fifteen points in the last month. I mean the sport for democrats is about forty eight and it's like thirty seven for republican so they're invest byrol. This episode is sponsored by apostrophe apostrophe. Is a prescription skin care company for people who are ready to take their acne seriously Prescription acne treatment really works. But it's sort of a pain in the butt to get if you gotta take time off work so you got to go to a doctor in line at the pharmacy. All that mess And you know if you've got it in that exciting to go and be veon in public and have you seen use it so you know if you could do it. A little bit more privately. That would be nice. Hey apostrophe came along that's perfect With apostrophe it's easy to see a board certified online and you get treated immediately and your medications get delivered straight to your house. You don't have to go to the pharmacist and say please give me cream All you have to do is fill out. Apostrophes online questionnaire about your skin concerns and medical history and then just snap a few selfies and dermatologist. Get right back to you with a customized treatment plan. And it'll be made just for you the best part about it. All is that apostrophe offers topical and oral medications and the medications treat the acne from the inside out and the outside in a posture be treats acne. And they also help you with other skin-care goals like reducing redness wrangles even dark spots at a puffy. It's nice to know that you had a real dermatologist. And that you're playing is customized for whatever you wanna fix and you don't even need to schedule an appointment and.
"alex wagner" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show
"We have journalists co host of Circus Alex Wagner. She is also an author of a memoir called future face which talks about her identity. She has a Bernie's mother and. Goes deep into. You know I wouldn't say the skeletons in the closet, put the stories that goes into everyone's families and she has really hard questions I i. think anybody would want to ask and she actually wrote a book about it and she is extremely talented. She's done a little bit of everything. And very honored to have her on as a guest today.
"alex wagner" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Think it's largely going arrest on how close the election as if you have elections that are really tight in Florida in Pennsylvania than there's more of a case to be made for a whole series of lawsuits and litigation recounts that you know rival what happened in Florida in two thousand if it's a much bigger margin. Trump's still not going to concede but I think the the opportunities for trickery in chicanery lesson. Greatly, this has been a very different season for you because you you've still been out there during a pandemic can you found different ways to make the show and still be safe? What are some of the things you felt about? America, on the ground as you navigate throughout the country, there is a deep and profound sense of heartbreak I mean I will never forget going to Kenosha and it's not just Canadian it's also Milwaukee in parts, of Madison, and everything was boarded up and your first instinct is a think oh, everything's shuttered here but those businesses were still open and it was kind of I won't say. For, because it was happening in in the real world, but it told you all you need to know about how closed off. We've become from one another about how sort of dark the future looks for everybody and then the sense of palpable anxiety and furious and I don't WanNa say it's completely hopeless but I have never sensed the sadness that I do and the and the true anxiety you know. And I think some of the Times that anxiety and sadness takes form of vitriol and you see that underplay at the especially at some of the trump rallies that are still happening and on the side on the Biden side you know I was at a drive in Rally Johnstown Pennsylvania and there is a sense of broken and a desire to be made whole. That is unlike any other period in American politics. But I also think you're witnessing something in American politics and it is asymmetrical. One party is no longer just seeing the other side is wrong they're saying the other side is evil and that is a really disconcerting development right I mean the when Reagan was when someone tried to kill Ronald Reagan nineteen eighty one Reagan is ailing in his hospital bed and the speaker of the House a Democrat Tip O'Neill is one of the very few people admitted into the hospital and he's and he gets down on his knees and prays with Reagan it is impossible to imagine donald trump and Nancy Pelosi doing the same and It is not because Nancy. Pelosi doesn't say regularly I PRAY FOR DONALD TRUMP? But I think there was a decision and I would really put this more on the right than the laughed that to to poison the groundwater and to say isn't in just about a policy difference this is about a way of life and this is about a kind of people that aren't American. And they along here and they are not part of our vision for the country, and once you make it deeply personal and take it into the realm of the emotional. It makes it really hard to build a bridge back. Unfortunately, building the bridge back is the task of the next decade. Right? I mean trumpism trump may be may not be an office but trump is. The Republican, Party, it is republicanism at this point and it will be incumbent. I think on Progressives and Democrats however unfair. It may be to build back that bridge with whoever is left on the other side and wanting to make that happen. There's a lot of work to be done Alex as always appreciate having you on the show. Thank you so much for being here good, luck with your travels out there good luck with the family and I'll see you next time in person. Always great to see you let show for tonight's. But before we go, the deadline to register to vote is coming up in many states if you haven't registered yet or you on sure if you have time is running out to make sure that you can cost you vote in. November..
"alex wagner" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Contaminated parking lot I wanted to self quarantine and chill. But I still had one burning question. Are you in a better place than you were four years ago salute was absolutely. America a better place and they for you is believe absolutely a higher unemployment. We have two hundred thousand people dead due to, and we have riots in the street. Let me just tell you this much. Yes. I'm doing much better I'm literally making four times as much as I was making when Obama was president what do you do I worked for a debt relief company? Conduct. As debt relief employees, you make more money under Donald Trump yeah yeah. It's good to be a white debt relief collector. Thank you so much for that Jordan. All right. When we come back, I'll be talking politics with the one and only Alex Wagner go. Away. Welcome back to the daily social distancing show earlier today I spoke with Alex Wagner, the Co host and executive producer of the circus. We talked about this crazy election cycle and what it's actually like on the ground in America. Alex Wagner welcomes the social distancing show. Trevor it's nice to see you from several miles part your show the circus has in many ways captured what America's dealing with but I feel like more than ever this the circus on fire right now like this, there's an elephant that's on the loose in the tent poles foiling and there's chaos. Do Circus even captures what you're covering in politics today. Well, I mean it's a cat your name then like the apocalypse, which is sort of what it feels like. I wouldn't be able to refer to the circus quite literally. I'm not sure whether they're talking about the show or what's happening in American politics. This is not something that's ever happened before at stake is liberal democracy. This is really truly a test in self-governance does the model work and I think we can lose sight of the enormity of the sort of questions at hand when were caught up in the sort of minute by minute news cycle chaos pandemonium I mean. We are leaving through a historical experiment right now it really feels like that an and it feels like there's so many parts of the I think the system designed to make it more chaotic like when you're watching debate last night between Mike Pence and Khambatta Harris, are you do you see anybody winning or does it just feel like the people just in talking then everyone goes back to their corners I mean the person who wins is the person who the fly doesn't land on. That's like generally will them but I to I mean to be to be real about it I think 2016 taught us that it doesn't really matter who the collective sort of like media elites think wins or. Hillary. Clinton. Won those debates and yet Donald Trump is president donald trump has proven that he has the ability to say, I won no matter what and. Out of the country is going to believe him. So you know I watched the debate last night and I thought these people are each doing a good job talking to their tribes. There is no. There is going to be no general consensus about who did well, and who did not because we have reached the point in American politics where the partisan divide is so steep that you know a basic performance can no longer be graded on the merits of what is said and done. It is always going to fall into a tribal divide. One of the more eye opening interviews you did or your show did was with Steve Bannon. Former advisor slash bff to the president. I don't know what their relationship really is. All I know is he said that trump is going to contest this at all costs and he's going to make it a fight regardless of what happens to try and make sure that the election is his how do you process that information like you go like this guy is just it's just bluster or do you think it's it's real. I think Steve Bannon has a window into trump sold at very few. Do, which is why he is very useful narrator in this moment but I I think he's right. I mean first of all think there is zero chance that trump is going to concede even if he does not create complete chaos in the aftermath of the election, there is no chance that trump codes out of here saying I lost it's just as as someone who is perhaps a clinical narcissist I'm not sure but it is a violation of his sort of core ethic to admit a loss and that is not. happened. All the ultimate question lies with Republican Governors Republicans in legislatures and in Congress are you going to be soldiers for chaos? Are you going to fall line with speaks to them? You speak to them what have they said? Do they seem like they're gonNA go with trump if he just refuses to concede or are they going to pull another flip flop and be like? No, we would never do this, and then there's going to be watching down the streets after the election with him, you know I think that there. There are the sort of the the the twin poles of republicanism. There's one faction of Republicans that realize that Donald Trump is the party, and if they are to survive, they have to keep the base with that, and if they are going to stay in office, they have to keep the base with them, and so they may be reluctant to say we are going to follow him no matter what he says after November, but they will, and then there's another faction of Republicans who understand how poisonous trump has been for. The GOP on hole and they may be thinking listen if he's lost than this is our chance to get rid of him and trying refashion the party into something that resembles what it used to I..
"alex wagner" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"For Alex's entertainment okay we'll listen. I'm telling you man we are as contemporary as can be here anyway I we were just talking before we started and I really. I really wanted to say to our friends out there who are listening. This is the time to count your blessings. We are blessed. We are sitting in various places. Mike is in L. A. Alex is in New York. I'm in Arizona. But we're safe and we're able to do this show from home and there are people who many of whom may appear on Alex's podcast who are working every day and we've really discovered you know we we used to think that the bankers and Captains of industry were are essential people. We know who the essential people are. Now they're the people who are going out every day in at some risk to themselves to do the things that we need to do to help lives and all that should be enormously grateful for all of them and You know I just want to keep everyone in our country and particularly those who are most exposed by the things that they do for us In our thoughts and our prayers. I would agree. I would concur and I would say it has been amazing to me. I'm a new in my heart would be true but it is a heartwarming to see it that beyond our heroic first responders me. I have a friend. Who's an emergency room? Doc WHO's living at every day of the nurses. All the people on the front lines have been so many ordinary. Americans from W. Workers Working Fourteen hours and management in those plants at Ford to turn out a million facemasks to the pharmaceutical researchers around the world. Who ARE WORKING ROUND. The clock at breakneck speed. I mean farmers an industry to gets bashed a lot to the volunteers are taking food like some in our neighborhood and clean. My wife does some elderly couples. So you know so. Many people have stepped up during this which is reminded us in a grim time and is tragic it's always in the grim times About how strong our community of American says so to everybody? Who's WHO's part of dealing with this and great thanks. I just want to say like out here on Long Island every Sunday. Sound the air sirens and people run outside and banged pots and say thank you but they also test the air sirens throughout the day. Might Toddler doesn't know that that's not a signal to run outside and also like multiple times a day. He runs outside and yells. Thank you doctors. Thank you nurses and we never stop him. Because it's like it's so wonderful in this terrible time that that's become part of his sort of natural behavioral. Dna is to just thank the people that are on the frontlines multiple times a day to nobody in particular Alex Wagner. You are a delight. It is a pleasure to be with. You always thank you. My friends whatever. Everybody should watch the circus when it resumes. And she listened to six feet apart Alex's new podcast and we hope to see again sue. Thanks guys and remember. Wash your hands right. Okay guys talk next week Murphy. So you see Alex.
"alex wagner" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"Gop You can still here on itunes. A bunch of old things from my old podcast. That might come back for an F. special for a couple episodes but anyway enough jingles. Let's get to the question Moore. Fyvie a listener named Robert wrote listening to your program from the last week of April with John Heilmann Alex's trusty sidekick Murphy said something that I want pursue pursue let's assume trump loses but plays the spoiler and then hangs around on twitter or cable shows. You can bet on that if he loses might question is what happens to the Republican Party. We need a strong and principled Republican Party and I say that as a Democrat. That is a great question and the truth is not sure. I know I can. I can make guest. I think what I can make a guess I think. If trump is defeated there will be a puget stents of a large orange rotting carp all over the Republican Party so because others will lose including probably the US Senate so where be sitting in the minority of fending off two and a half way socialism depending on where Biden late. So we're have a very grumpy bunch of Republicans and trump will get a lot of blame now trump will meet we go to media platforms and try to take over the party. Announces nitwits son is running. I mean he'll he'll have a plan so he will be a voice out there now. I think a lot of the questions might be however your legal troubles Mr President because the southern district of New York has plans for him when he's out of office so I tend to be short this. I think there will be some trump imitators. I think the vile cheap applause. Populism that trump has brought to the party will have agents of Agents expressing it and it will attract some votes but I think trump the ex-king will be a lot weaker than the king so I tend to be I'm pretty short trump afterward and I don't think you'll be nearly as powerful as people presume but I'm totally capable of being wrong on this one we will wait and see. He has a knack for getting attention or delusional. Because you want it to be that way well of course that's your malady and I to suffer it but I I think big trump's brand is winter. Trump is America's biggest oranges loser. I think there's a pair no-no he will not be a loser. Mike there only two outcomes as far as Donald Trump is concerned. One is that He wins and the other is that the election is illegitimate and it was stolen from him. There's not GonNa be any losing for Donald Trump. No I don't know if you guys saw the story and Alex Era Media Maven about Donald Trump may be being involved with a group. That's trying to buy that. Oh A. N. American news network Super Fox. Yes that they have they have elevated to a White House press corps status. They get a question or two at every press conference. Now it is the and and the notion that this is. This is his way station when this is over or his home and he's going to try and take Fox out. I don't know it's GonNa be a problem for the next president because he's not gonna he's GonNa be on Biden's Asif Biden's the president every step of the way well and let's just be clear Joe Biden and I'm working on a piece for the Atlantic about this is about if he wins to walk into. Maybe the worst job in America in history like economic fallout a deeply divided country. That doesn't trust basic facts. At least one side in particular does not trust the institutions that bring and report facts to us. I mean he is got a steep hill to climb and Donald trump loves nothing more than heckling people from the sidelines and Ziang. I would have done better or in fact I did do it better. And if he has an N. To give him the Mike I would expect that he will use it Murphy. You have a question for Alex we do from Jake. Jake says my question is on Biden's. Vp Search seems odd dimension governors as possible VP candidates given that one. We got Jacobs very logical here. I like this one. Governors are responsible for managing the corona virus break in their state and to the krona virus. Outbreak is likely to continue and possibly get worse into the fall. Wouldn't it be irresponsible for governor? Delete his or her post during a pandemic to pursue national office. What am I missing? You're not missing anything. I think. That's a great point. I was interviewing Steve Bullock. The Governor of Montana who is also going to be campaigning for the Senate in the fall and the governor is not talking about the Senate race at all. I think that's entirely logical that's necessary but it's it's a bind if Biden is looking towards governors for his running mate because as we talked about before his his his vp pick is going to have to do a lot of work for the campaign. Probably more than you're even more than your average VP. Because Biden himself is sidelined. He has his own campaigning concerns. And this person. A lot rests on her shoulder so yes. I think it's highly problematic. Pick a governor at this juncture. I'm not I mean I don't know we can all play. The veepstakes rakes Gretchen. Whitmer is always talked about but I I would wonder how seriously governor is really actually in the mix right now. Governors have a lot of advantages though. Traditionally you get a little escaped from the Washington Senate chatterbox world. Were is already a ninth degree black belt. So I'm still for governor. I think this is more of a speed bump in a fatal flaw. But you know we're see if he picks a governor. We'll see how it plays out. Yeah I mean I think you're right on especially because this government there's GonNa be a lot of scrutiny on governors as potential executives And so this is going to be important The the counterargument is there are advantages to people who have actually experienced national campaign and so some of the opponents may bump up on Biden's list as a result of that Alex. I have one for me I do. I have one from you for you. Maybe from you because it's from named David. I'm assuming not your strange. Alter EGO will leave. People to wonder will Justin Marshes third-party bid have an impact on the race? And do you think it would hurt trump or biden more? It's a really interesting question. Obviously he's not a pro-trump person. There is A. There's an a a an argument that if he were to do this that he would provide an outlet for Republicans who don't vote for Biden and don't WanNa vote for trump. My view is this. Donald trump has a low ceiling. And anything that gives voters another option probably helps him because he needs to. Reduce the percentage of votes you need to carry a state And having a in there it seems to me is not helpful because of people are going to turn away from Donald Trump. You want them to turn to Biden and Biden. If I were by now wouldn't be enthused at this point back to two thousand and sixteen and I believe that the third party candidacies the independent candidacy. The I'm sorry the libertarian candidacy which amash is running for the Green Party candy. I think that had a lot to do with the slim margins of defeat for Hillary Clinton in some of those key battleground states. So I would not be excited about this if I were Biden and it should be noted that trump Thought it was a grand idea that amash go and run for president. And he's you know about as subtle as far spacesuit so I think he you can pretty much assume that he thinks it's a good thing for him you know. I'm split minds on this because the conventional wisdom is often that well you now have to two candidates splitting the anti-trump vote so therefore it's good for trump and that that was kind of the story with Perot and Bush. I you can argue it both ways. That's kind of where my instinct is. But if you just shoot this down to a micro analysis because I think the Andy won't sway that much. And I think part of his appeal maybe to disaffected. Republicans will be driven by something. We don't know yet which is will biden pick a running mate now cap And scare the suburbs. Maybe some Republicans. Well see an out to go for GIN amass. But I'll tell you the one micro politics thing that I'm pretty certain of in West Michigan in grand rapids district that a mosh cap. He'll pope votes off trump. He has roots in the community. He's well liked there and he'll take some votes couple thousand at least right out of Donald Trump. Which could be enough in a close race to Tilt Michigan? Good Tilt Doctoral College. It's a small ball. It definitely hurts. Trump in west Michigan and the rest of the country may be irrelevant or maybe could help. Trump little depends on also of weather. Just a mosh can actually do any campaigning. Right that's like the open question. The follow the West Michigan really will well right in West Michigan. I I no doubt you're right but in national landscape when you are confined to your house and your local areas mean who knows there could but it could be just a mashes name reads to people who walk in the booth or some people as none of the above and that is the that that is the danger For for Biden. I think but but you make a good points Murphy. Listen we have time for one really quick last call and I I want to. I think I can speak for all of us on this Jeff you hit the last call thing.
"alex wagner" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"Never happened and didn't never happened so alex did he do enough. Is this what? What is the status of this? Is this likely to hang over? Him Or Was His denial definitive enough. I don't think it was definitive enough. I mean you have the New York. Times editorial board calling for for a full investigation. You have people writing papers of record that he should step down as the nominee that is not the that does not signal the end of a crisis. I think they've got a workout. What his position is on? Why the archives at the University of Delaware shouldn't be opened up because right now. That line of argument seems questionable. And is going to be an opening for his enemies to exploit and for people who are genuinely curious about what happened and I think this is all being debated and discussed in the context of of binding. He's going to pick a female running mate. And I think you know talking to women both inside politics and just women voters. There is a huge sense of frustration and anger and really raw hurt among women in this country that with such a diverse cast of women to choose from the Democrats have gone with such Genera and you know White Guy and now here we have sexual harassment allegations. And now he's GonNa say I'm I'm picking a woman and this feeling that women have I think in some corners that like why. Why are we the ones that are taken less seriously and also asked to clean up the mess and I think they've got to do a very careful? Balancing Act between look like as Rebecca Tracer says. This vice presidential pick is forced to drink from a poisoned chalice where she becomes sort of excuse maker for Biden's questionable behavior. We're going to call it that. And that and that Biden take seriously the I think they are taking seriously the moment right like I think they need to be. I think there needs to be a clearer signal that they want daylight on all parts of this and I think that that honestly probably involves opening up. There is that could disprove what she is. Alleging let me be a biden surrogate here in new a new job but when you want a job done right color. Republican let me take the other side of the argument away republic it I as a campaign person have learned long ago that somebody casting a grumpy. Vote for you every bit as much as somebody casting in a static. Vote for you. Do you think many of those women are GonNa stay home or vote for Donald J trump rather than Joe Biden? If his answer doesn't improve. I do not well Murphy. I know it's all a zero sum game about. Who's in the White House? But I think when you're talking about the fabric of American society having a nominee in there doesn't make women feel like shit was probably a good idea even if they pull the lever form right there. There has to be a better way for half of this country that we don't just have to say okay. Maybe he did some like messed up stuff with this woman. But it wasn't as bad but we're GONNA keep no trump's I'm going to say yes. We have to advance the ball down. The Joe Partisan would say you know that he answered it. He denied it strongly. The corroborating evidence is Roy. Weekend I think I think he did okay for with his toolbox and what the story needs now to be bad for Biden in a major campaign shaking way I think is for her to emerge and be strong sympathetic instead she's Kinda wilted cancelled. The Chris Wallace interview doesn't seem to want hear. I think he's Kinda hit the mother lode on this that this thing is going down to third string problem Because he's denied it and there hasn't really been a counter-case so you gotta be curve about opening up the world because the media will look for the time. He spilled the coffee and mother. Teresa made a joke about us. She moved a little slow dodging at the old bat. You and then. Boom the campaigns about Biden out about trump. So I there's risk in all this was that Mother Teresa thing and actual thing. Do you know that half anyway go ahead? Alexandra no no I. I don't think we should be careful about saying she's completely uncritical. I mean there is a lie and I'm not trying to make the case for Terry by any stretch of the imagination. But you know there are. There was the Larry King Call. There are these conversations. She had with neighbors and friends in the nineties. Like it's no it's not Christine Blasi for it. I don't think these are not sworn affidavits. This is not Democrats calling merely for an investigation. This is something else but I do think there is. You know I don't necessarily know the this is I think it is a defining moment for is not going to be something that people vote on in November but I do think it is something that matters in terms of how it is handled and what it says about how Democrats handle situations and allegations like these and it matters also because there is going to be a woman on that ticket and she is going to get asked about this so I think the biggest thing if you look at polling and there was another morning console poll out yesterday I hear I hear from a lot of young people and particularly the Bernie Young people have this has been festering. This story and it continues To do that. I agree with Mike. I think that The combination of what he did and what she didn't do which was to appear publicly and talk about this probably has doused it A little bit as a general issue. It's still on the on social media still circulating around and you know it's it's it's a tough it's a tough thing because it's You know you have. Two people want says it happened. One says it didn't happen and lately. It's hard it's it's a very hard situation for for for him and for her But I will say this. I wrote a another piece this week. about The my experience in the Obama vice presidential vet and You know we had thirty or so candidates and when it came down to the final batch the the vetting was intense and some people fell away because of things that these veterans discovered and they were looking at every aspect of their lives. This never nothing. Not NOT JUST TERRY. But no story like this Related to Biden ever came up in that vet and I don't know you know that's not as positive But generally there are patterns of behavior and there are rumors about people that you hear and pick up and that wasn't the case with him so I do have to. I do think that you have to lay that aside. Everything else here but As far as the University of Delaware records go in the Times wanted him to open up the University of Delaware records. He could do that and Mike at one point. You suggested to me that he he should do that. And designated people to look at those the relative relevant years to see. If there's anything there you know my thought on that is there probably isn't anything there because he says there's not and he's right personnel records pride on appear in there but if there is nothing there as he says what's to stop people who believe this from saying well obviously they remove the records. There's no bottom to this thing. There's thing there isn't a thought was tactically if she had appeared and been stronger And the record. Sing hanging out there. The step for the campaign is to get him out of the record. Staying in appoint a credible group led by Franken killer Senator Gillibrand or some others. Who has endorsed him? But I think you could have a credible group kind of supervise at to go. Put It over an escrow but it's a bottomless pit and when Biden is debating. This stuff. He is not debating fire. Donald Trump the whole election is about control change the channel and with all due respect to the the the passion among Democratic Women. About all this the the you know the cold hard mathematical fact beyond the zero point about you gotta be trump is if the Democratic primary electorate which was majority female really really thought. The most important attribute of the Democratic candidate was gender. They would nominated one. They have plenty of candidates to pick from amy or Carmela and in the end it was old. Joe Who may be everybody's second or third choice but he got nominated and he's not trump's so now it's a tough political battle of beating trump so it never get perfection and I think the Biden campaign is right to be careful about some of this stuff because they don't want the election to become about something else and I thought he gave enough of an answer that he's in pretty good shape on this right now and and a life story a defensible. Let's not ignore the the elephant in the room. Which is that. This is not a very potent line of attack for trump because of his own history. Which is I mean blanket. We he doesn't need to step in this any more than I mean. He certainly wants to avoid this as a channel. Changer you know I. I don't know their attitude is well this baked in the cake right these stories about Donald trump but if I can drag Biden into this and and make him play on the same tabloid field on which I live. That's a that's a that's okay for me so And I I think they're stoking it up in social media even as he is not stoking it up In in in person. So you're right that you know logic would say well. He's not a very credible alternative. That as you're thinking or yeah but I mean I think his goal is to just drag biden down in every way in every way that he can. I mean we'll we'll we'll see how this evolves I do think it feels different to me today than it did a week ago because subsequent events but I agree with Alex. It's IT'S NOT. It's not over and it hasn't. It's definitely not over. It just feels like it's evolved a little but look we should talk about the Republican brand problem that might have put the Senate in play but first we have to respect the Gods of commerce and get a.
"alex wagner" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"Going to have an impact tough steps to the top virus. President trump banned Chinese and European travel to the US guiding charge xenophobia but President. Trump was right. His action thing countless lives dispatching hospitals immersing in comfort mobilizing companies to make ventilators taking fast action on Vaccines Treatments and tests not always polite. He does his way the Washington way but he gets done. I approve this message. You know I I have to interject it. First of all salute to my podcast partner. David Axelrod for managing to record that this morning and I have this bird troubling mental picture of view. Lunging across the room in your underwear with an iphone held out to the TV speaker to capture it for our deserving audience. I found that was a real real tape recorder and it was really hard to set up an at split-second l. Amazing it's amazing so but the larger point is the trump at least. The campaign world often detached from the the candidate. You know who's in his own reality as you say is trying to bend the facts here by introducing the number one weapon of any campaign new information to try to take the edge off at a little which is why you know. I. I think it's ludicrous. On one level in our welcome but another level. I'd answer it if I were the Biden. People in makes it takes the edge off a little young. Doesn't this remind you just remember in the early stages of the Obama Administration? I'm not comparing these two responses. Let me just preface this by saying that right. So many people in the administration were so frustrated by the fact that it was like. But if we hadn't done what we did it would have been so much worse and it like this truism that it's impossible to tell people but it could have been worse 'cause nobody understand. It's not particularly effective argument right even though it may be true or in trump's case a well we're not gonNA get into trump's line of argument there but that's the nugget of that ad would have been so much well. The other thing is that we arrived sort of at the peak of the crisis and it pretty quickly started to. The numbers started to go down. It didn't help us in the short run but the direction was was became clear over time. This thing is unpredictable and it looks like it could get worse exactly and so you know he keeps you remember. This is the guy who tells us that. We're only going to be fifteen cases. I think we're at like one point. Two million now and Close to seventy thousand deaths. So He's been wrong at every juncture people have heard that as Mike points out. Everybody has the tape of that and one has to presume that the Biden campaign is going to deploy that tape to make to make the point here so Yeah it's very hard to make the case that it could have been worse but it's even harder when it's getting worse right And you and the person who's making the argument has been misleading. People at every turn but part of what trump's trying to do here is give his people who in my view as I've said for two years are not enough to win. He is never been in the growing his vote business. Which is why. I think he's favored to lose. But he is giving his people an argument and he's taking what people already believe about. Him is a tough asshole and he's applying it to the virus. He may be a tough guy. You heard of the ad copy. He may not get along with anybody but he's a man of action. He did this. He did that he did the other thing that gives them a limb to grasp on well. There's all the damning tape and everything haven't seen as-yet you know having seen that action from the Biden people Or the I-IT's. I'm sure it's coming. Maybe it's in some places. I'm not aware of that. I think that's a good transition. I was reading the paper the other day the Kami paper of record near times and there was an op-ed from these two troublemakers in the Democratic Party. Down Biden. Get with it kind of echoing. The concern here and finance circles. I'm sure you're getting a candy. Gram from Biden headquarters. But why don't you talk about it? And the argument which I agree with. I think you guys were right. Not Everybody was Was happy about it. A piece was actually assigned by the Times who WANNA to know how you campaign in this kind of environment And the piece flowed from there but the this juxtaposition that you're talking about. I think the the main thing that Biden has to worry about strategically which is the image of the president however screwed up he is however disingenuous however misleading however incompetent He's out there. He looks like he's doing things he's GonNa be seen in this factory today and you have that juxtapose with Joe Biden sitting in his basement. Who has no official role play And looks like the outside. You know like he's he he is sort of a sedentary solitary figure And that is a danger because the the message that the trump campaign is hoping to push they have to try and destroy Biden. You can't sit there at forty three percent approval and get reelected. They have to take biden down and the the one of the main attacks they've chosen. Is this You know Sleepy Joe thing that he's not that not up to it that he doesn't have the energy that he's definitely in a mentally acuity anymore and so they need to use the modern accoutrements of communication to push back on all that first all I've got push back quickly on stuff like this positive and negative. They've got to react quickly. Secondly they've got to find ways to present Biden in In in in a more active Or they'll fall subject to that kind of a a caricature Biden should win this race. Okay but we are. Deeply divided country deeply divided country. And if you look at the polling he's ahead in the battleground states right now but not by all that much and you know it is striking that Donald Trump after all of this is still sitting there with a forty three percents approval rating. So I just think you have to. You know this might you. You've been involved in these. You don't back into you. Don't back into the presidency. You GotTa fight with Donald Trump and you this guy. Whatever else you say about him he will never give up. And there's nothing he will not do to try and win this election. I totally agree. Trump is drowning politically but in politics. We all know that that means you immediately find the biggest ugliest firehose you can and apply more water. You Never get passive. Because trump like most insect life will fight to the very very end and as you say he will do anything. So if you're in the Biden World journ weird mix of Risk Control. Because you don't want to do anything to change the subject to you. Anyone a double down on trump. So one thing you never let them do is get any offense going. Whether it's an ad sang all the things he did that his world and a few people you know outside that may believe and second you keep him back on his heels with a guy is insecure is trump. That's not that hard to do. But you need a coordinated offense and they I A little lenient on them. On the theory they have time to rally and go forth but it's now time to rallying voting begins in some state. Yeah hundred fifty days so that much time I just want to say I think that Molly Dylan. Who's his new campaign? Manager is one of the best. I've I've ever worked with. She is really really good. She as we said in the piece is recruiting really good people And it's a question of how the candidate and his coterie around him adapt to What needs to be done here. But But you can't you can't sort of sit back. I had people write me in response to the OP. Ed saying he should just run out. The clock risky. You don't win the presidency by running out the clock even under these circumstances and and certainly not with candidate like Donald Trump who may not be good at governing may have no empathy may be may be a corrupt but is indefatigable when it comes to pursuing his own interests. Let me CHIME IN QUICKLY THAN ALEX. WanNa hear from you. I'll just say the meanest possible thing here and it's hard for me because I have friends in the Biden world and I like Biden. Not Ideologically where he is. But I'm I like them and I've said before against trump he'll be the first presidential democrat. I think I've ever voted for but Biden is in some ways the proverbial turtle on the fence post. He got beat in Iowa. He got beat in New Hampshire and then the African American vote in its passion and loyalty of South Carolina Reflecting Biden's long record and disassociation Barack Obama lifted them up and put him where he is today. He hasn't put himself very many places so it is important to all those inside the Biden world from his sisters very bombed the campaign on down to love him enough to realize that and realize that they didn't get were they are through campaign actions. Yes and if they want to be presented states in the they carry that holy. 'cause now they got up the game and they've just got to be open minded not ensler about that to serve the moment in history that he has. I cannot agree with you enough Mike Murphy and I don't think of myself as the meanest person in the room. I will tell you it's true. Well maybe in this room do in this room of SOB sister. Liberals you're into this. I was spent a lot of time on the campaign trail with Joe Biden before at nineteen and his campaign events were terrible. He is a good retail politician. One on one. You Notice David. You've talked about this op ED. It's absolutely true that he can his empathy and his ability to communicate with a person are in a class by themselves on the stump as a public speaker as someone who has fire in his belly. It is not there. The campaign events were pretty awful and the reason Joe Biden exists candidate. Yes of course you African American support but also because we Americans collectively feel like we know Joe Biden and we have made Democrats a decision. Democrats have made that. He is the guy that can be. Donald trump in so joe Biden needs to do whatever he can to keep that idea alive and convincing. And I think you're right. David I think that surrogates are a huge part of this. He needs to get Warren he needs to get Barack and Michelle. He needs to get every important. Democrat who has endorsed him out there doing incredible viral videos. He needs to start seeing the landscape and get Americans. Democrats Young Progressives to envision. What a Biden cabinet would look like to give them a sense that the Abidin White House is not just Joe Biden. Joe Biden can go up to the hill with Turkey Sandwich to make peace with Republicans every third Thursday and that can be primarily what he does but the hard work the machinery of his administration will be run by some very able captains with new spirit and and presumably hotter fire in their bellies. That is imperative work. I think right now you know one thing that is striking to me. Just looking at a data is people. Don't really know Joe Biden as well as we've been around for a really long time but he hasn't been the featured player and they don't know him that well and So part of the mission here is for those surrogate also and other you know. And and their production studio over there to be pumping out material to let people know Who Biden is and what his story is an and I said at the beginning of that piece. We said at the beginning of that piece that you know these qualities of empathy and experience Are actually exactly what the country needs and wants right now but you need to tell people Those stories they're beginning to now. According to Leah The Times are going to begin emphasizing his role in the recovery. Act I was there. It was genuinely important. He he was handed the portfolio And he managed the Recovery Act pretty much flawlessly. Seven hundred eighty seven billion dollars. Went OUT THE DOOR? Pretty quickly He understands the levers of power and how to use them and You know that's a story that that they should be telling but everything needs to be take up. There needs to be a faster pace to all of it and they need to use all the tools available to them. I have no doubt Geno Molly Dylan knows that and she's trying to retrofit a campaign that as you guys. Both know wasn't very dad. Can I just point out one like I just want? Recall this tweet from the twenty twenty campaign which I still think if you're talking about Mike you were talking about this. President being thin skinned and insecure. I found this to be. This is the model I think for the Biden tweets Mike Bloomberg. And what month was this? This was in February of this year at Real Donald Trump. We know many of the same people in New York behind your back. They laugh at you and call you a carnival barking clown they know you inherited a fortune and squandered it was stupid deals and incompetence. I have the record and the resources to defeat you and I will. Do you guys remember that. Tweet do no. It's good it. It goes back to the joke that you made your money the old fashioned way you inherited it a gridiron dinner that set trump into a rage..
"alex wagner" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"Form here. All the time on I'm path will thank you for joining us. So shall we start with the I? Guess we Kinda have to the trump update. We had the big town hall on Fox on the Lincoln Memorial. I sure off camera president said you know I could build a better memorial marble where whereas you know amateur amateur work this Lincoln you saw by the way that they had to you know the the secretary of Interior had to give them special dispensation to shoot. No one is allowed to shoot inside the Lincoln Memorial so but that the rules don't apply here as we know well. The rules haven't applied for a long time. Yeah not sure. They're steam cleaning it today anyway but that that is passed. Didn't mean anything did change anything. Where do we think we are? I think we've all got virus fatigue but science you know in biology doesn't really care about those emotions but we are the politics of this start to change a bit as people are starting whether it's smarter not. We can debate that go back to their lives in different parts of the country. Yemen. I think we're at we're at a pivotal moment here. It seems to me because they're always going to be this point where we did our jobs well enough that it looked like we had. We were wrestling this thing into submission and when we did That you know people understandably are rest of some of them are a many of them are desperate. They've lost their jobs. They're worried about their future. They don't see a lot of visible evidence of this. And now that is you know the polling still shows people. WanNa go slow. There are loud voices out there and the president is abetting them and it seems like we're at a hinge point. Kaz Now we see these new estimates that if these states opened up as suggested what the death rate is GonNa Start Climbing again and so you know as as she said. Last night we have to decide how much death were willing to accept. But what do you think about this political moment? What is amazing about that town hall that we're talking about? An shadow of Lincoln is a the fact. That Lincoln didn't get up from his marble throne and just whack president across the head but also there's this moment in it where he talks about the death count that the White House expects and he revises the numbers we could lose seventy five eighty five one hundred thousand people and then he says but I did such a good job at it could have been millions. And the disconnect between the information is giving the American public which is a body count of brothers and sisters and mothers and uncles and granddaughters. That is going to be tens of thousands higher than we have been led to believe and then this kind of casual dropping of millions as if they're like car sales that we're talking about from overseas his absolute emotional disconnect from the death. Which is what we're facing as a country is staggering. Does the whole that sort of like the crux of this moment right? I just think you know. He is in so many things so abysmally terribly in this moment but managing expectations. But what's going to happen next? Is I think chief among them and when you talk about states opening back up there's the death piece there's the economy piece which is driving these governors to do this and is driving the White House to advocate for the opening up of the state economies. This data economies in the best case scenario are going to be fifty percent of what they were. There are going to be massive job losses through the summer in the best case scenario and in all likelihood that hemorrhaging continues in a worse clip in the fall so like the expectations here on every level are so wildly out of sync with the reality that we walk over walking into I. Yeah I think that the funny thing on trump is sociopath so therefore he doesn't have empathy. It's almost a tragic thing I think for him. But putting putting trump aside because it's been a no pun intended a circus of misinformation and craziness but the pressure to reopen particularly in parts of the country. Where there's less spread Is Not illegitimate you know. An economic depression is massive pain too. So this is one of these things where it's a tricky balance in. If we had enough testing and other trump administration failure it would be easier to ride the throttle but here in California where for once government really got something right. I'll tip my hat you know. We've had tragedy here too but compared to our huge population. It's been smaller. Hospitals have not been overwhelmed Newsome who I think. It's been very good on. This has started to slowly and carefully. Open the Spigot so I think it is not an appropriate in some areas to take those steps if you listen to your public health people and the good news is that trump has bully pulpit on this but he doesn't have roy very much control on opening the country. Governors are driving it and I think most people trusted Voinovich is or the Larry Hogan's or the Gavin newsom is more make the wineman. You're having one of those things where you're synapses fire and you throw out names from the past not Voinovich Dewine and Oh God no no I sign. I might have caught something. You're right but of course governor Mike Dewine who basically is eventually never been seen in the same room together. Well Yes yes I guess. I just wonder like so. But even with the the the sort of careful diligent reopening the expectation that life is going to return to normal and that a large percentage of the American workforce is going to be back at it is is false like yeah it is gonNA listen. I think this is why trump has I think he is anticipating that there's going to be a lot of misery In our economy from now the November and he wants to be on the side of people who who say well. Let's open this thing up so that he can point to those who who didn't and say you know I was. I wanted to. I wanted to open this economy up and they would do it. I mean I think that's clearly what's happened. He you know it's hard to give people difficult news and tell difficult truths and this is a process that has to be followed. I watched FAO CI last night On with Chris Cuomo who I'm happy to see was back at his desk after dealing with covert nineteen himself and couch e there was almost a mournful you know. He's he's irrepressible but there was a bit of a mournful re resignation to him when he said that thing about you. We have to decide how much death we and basically what he was saying is look we gotta get back. Everybody wants to get back but there is a process here and if we don't follow it it's going to get worse and it's going to spike up again but and Cuomo said will you're losing that battle and and and Thao she said Yeah I know I am so that is the reality but I think trump seat you know. He was going to run on the economy now. He's running from the economy. He wants to blame Those governors who have been assiduous about how? They're how they're handling this for being too slow and opening up the economy. I I guess I wonder with Rhonda Santa's follows in Lockstep in Florida. Completely Open for business. I argue the economic impact. They can't they still can't escape right. So the the sort of finding your bogeyman. It's going to be a fool. The yeah the. The virus is the of the virus. And you can't run reelection campaign blaming something that at the sub molecular level. Although I'm sure president trump is gonNA try and do that. I mean any. I would say David. Like how much death are we used like? You could vouch. His argument could be transposed to a lot of issues that divide Democrats and Republicans. Look you see the same thing on climate change. How much death do you want to get used to? Because every degree you allow the earth to warm more death and one party has proven. I think constitutionally uninterested in managing threats that are in the future whether that's the near term future or the longer medium-term future whatever time line you're working on and that is absolutely what's happening right now. I actually think they did they. They they actually say that. It's constitutionally constitutionally proscribe Murphy no I was going to put on my a somewhat tattered. Gop Half because a lot of the stuff. It's hard to defend when trump is shattered our own principles but you know national bankruptcy was something we were always a bit more concerned about than the other party. I'm not so sure now I'll tell you. I think some of these Republican governors and senators though and I I agree that over all this thing is working against trump as it should because of his incompetence and the Republican brand suffers and it should because of its complicity but some of these red state politicians do have a rock to hang onto. Because you gotta remember thirty two hundred counties but one hundred eighty of them. The largest counties provide the bulk of the democratic vote. They're more urbanized. They've had a harder time with the virus so far. So if you're in Idaho or you're in Kansas urine somewhere. That is a red state. Don't say South Dakota Well it's not the clusters or Perry Iowa where you know there's meat-packing but fundamentally urine less biological pain right now you're feeling a lot of economic pain. Shutdown and so your politics do reward a different management than the politics of Boston or New York City or Chicago where you have mass transit and it's going to be very hard to open New York till there's a vaccine because of subway and mass transit that is not true in Wichita Kansas Or Tulsa Oklahoma. So some of these folks in red state world are responding like all politicians due to their politics and it's different so some of them the back to work thing I think has a lot more more What do I say Reality for them now. If they don't monitor it and there they go too fast and they do start to have more clusters than their pay a price. So yeah you know the the boogeyman out there for them too. But it's it's a little diff- New Mexico's shutdown right now. Exactly Thirty Ryan situation. The shut down the Indian reservation but New Mexico by the way been a case study. She has done a tremendous job. It's one of the states has had the most success. Yeah well they're nursing homes in every state and I think if you looked at the numbers. Trump's early approval numbers on this. When they weren't going down there was one bit of data. That was indicative. I think very telling if you did not know someone who had suffered from Kovic nineteen. You were more likely to approve of the president's handling of this the more this touches people's the worst he does and like I said I mean Nursing Home Facilities Exist. Every county probably. I don't know factually but that the elderly we all know someone who's old and they are particularly vulnerable to this. Oh sending ones guess. Trump has done what trump does which is and he has all his life. I mean it's not just now. This has been his modus operandi. He tries to impose his reality. His kind of set of alternative facts on any situation especially when they may be negative for him. The question is can you do that in a situation? Where all of the country is experiencing the real reality on a daily basis. Post just had to pull out this morning. Washington Post And His approval rating on his handling of the corona virus sits about where his overall approval has sat for most of his administration. Forty four percent. A thou- Cheese at seventy four. Your state's governor is at seventy five federal public health scientists seventy-one president at forty four. This is a consequence of getting busted yet for trying to tell a story that everybody knew wasn't true and now I woke up this morning here in Arizona where he is arriving to Tour a factory where they're making protective equipment. And there's a new ad running because it's really interesting strategically to ask whether this is.
"alex wagner" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"A chair tax on tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy. I am greeted with a hostile press. The likes of which no president has ever seen. The closest would be gentlemen right up there. They always said. Lincoln nobody'd got treated worse than Lincoln. I believe I am treated worse. You're there you see those press conferences. They come at me with questions. That are disgraceful to be honest disgraceful manner of presentation and their words and I feel that if I was kind to them. I'd be I'd be walked off the stage. I mean well we're here today. On a very somber addition of hacks on tap as a grateful nation mourns the suffering that our great president trump's suffers a can only to the Great Abe Lincoln so I know I know we all join them in those feelings. Acts I for one am heartbroken at the hard drive. I hear the MEATLOAF was cold the other day in the White House too. So president suffering. It never ends my favorite twitter a tweet on this came from the journalists Thor Benson who Heard that and he sent out a tweet saying Lincoln who you because he is right at the foot of the statue. There's Lincoln then stood up and yelled I got shot in the fucking head kind of put everything in perspective. Yes let's bring in We have had two of the lead players in the circus from showtime And now you have to have three rings for a circus and so we had to get Alex Wagner old buddy to come and join us today and now not only. Are you doing that and hanging out with those characters? But you're doing a great new podcast on crooked media called six feet apart so Tell us about that and welcome guys. I'm so honored to be here..
"alex wagner" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Executive producers the circus on showtime she's also a CBS news special correspondent and contributing editor of the Atlantic please welcome Alex Wagner Jump Street good question to ask because it's not a real thing one of the debates I I I feel like Elizabeth Warren survived the debate taking on a lot of it incoming fire so I'm gonNA say she wanted but I mean it's hard when you have that Democratic field you've made note of how many of them there were on that stage it was like you know when you pour water on gremlins and they just start like play it was like they was hard for people to get a word in edgewise she came prepared to put back I thought she got a lot more fire than she would given the fact that technically dough Biden up until a few days ago the guy that's been leading in the polls what was amazing about the debate is how little he seemed to matter to the rest of the field Joe Biden didn't get any of the incoming fire that Elizabeth Warren got he almost got no attention is that a bad sign yes I think Liden yeah because I'm using the other people don't think you're a threat which means you're not a threat yeah I mean I think there is it is a gift and occurs to paraphrase Jay z not to be in the hot seat Right Elizabeth Warren likes being acknowledges a front runner she doesn't like taking on all the criticism that she got I'm sure Joe Biden I'm sure re-present bar that could be the difference later on in the race being a one percent candidate and a four percent yeah it makes Thursday this point I think with Biden's descent I think At least narrative there is an opening for a centrist moderate candidate and you saw a lot of energy being put forth by Amy Klobuchar and booed agendas and they came with a lot of I don't know maybe Paprika on their oatmeal today because they were ready to go and they kept on saying the Midwest as somebody from the mid as somebody like they kept on centrism middle of the country middle of the road I'm not crazy and that was basically the subtext of every one of their answers there cray I'm not vote for me because we need someone who's not Grand GonNa win and I think that they had added momentum tonight be precisely because Biden is bruised mom when you watch these debates it's three hours of all of these people onstage putting forth their ideas going back and forth what was interesting is everyone was going back and forth and every time cory booker would speak he'd be like can you say it they were just like this is like don't don't speak to me in that tone of voice and it was like did you get the memo that the point of this other in that tone of voice I mean I do think that there is a emotional battle happening unfolding inside the Democratic Party today which is how do you lead the country what does this party stand for and it's a big playing field between the center of the Party and the left flank of the Party and that needs to be litigated and that's what this primary is about yeah people should disagree because at the end of the day there needs to be someone that represents the Democratic Party and we don't know where the party is right now it's interesting that you say the left flank typically because just today there's news this come out that AFC plans to endorse Bernie Sanders and appear with him at a rally in Queens New York on Saturday that is pretty big ABC's there's GonNa be a special bike no AMC's cool too right but she does she doesn't she doesn't rap I get it it does seem like a major mini moments because at the you know Bernie Sanders is one of the big players in life political life and so now her coming up for him does sort of put him on the pedestal as the left wing of the Party it's it's a it's a blow to Warren as much as it is a boon to sanders I mean the fact that Warren is the one with the momentum she's a woman not that that needs to be women endorsed but the fact that she didn't get that is going to be as much of a story as burning getting the endorsement me ask you this though do you think it could actually help learn because here's something I've noticed what s left as Bernie I'm also going to progressive policies doesn't actually help at is like a seven layer Ninja like mind Jitsu Sunday and I appreciate it ever I think she's probably more dislike bomb that she didn't get any fight I mean I think probably there some residual after positive for I think it bears mentioning in this moment that worked on Sanders campaign in two thousand sixteen the reason she ran for office in two thousand eighteen is because she was recruited by a group that grew out of Sander's campaign so she clearly feels some affinity there and maybe I don't know he promised her advice presidency I don't know what was in the bag suite I'm kidding about that I don't have any reports to suggest that they're running together although pick someone pretty young so all of that is to say debates are Americans learning anything from these debates is the needle being moved in any particular direction or has it just become rhetoric like when you're watching will is like hey old person are you too old and young person are you too young I mean nobody up there is GonNa be like what I am too young for this for this central on comedy central and the comedy central watch full episodes and videos at the daily show dot com follow us on facebook twitter and instagram and subscribe to the.
"alex wagner" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"The the shooting exciting Democratic presidential debate and just moments ago and we are coming to you live people live right now we love believe me then take a look at this newspaper you see that life now we're going to talk about what happened in the debates but if you watched I know that this was not a normal debate this thing was supersized there were twelve candidates onstage an all time record which is a little weird I mean candidates supposed multiply as the debates go on so please America remember to have your candidate spayed or neutered we can't handle any more me I think the Democratic Party is just too nice that's how this happened like the GOP would never do this like literally canceling entire primaries right now to Outta the candidates meanwhile the Democrats Club on Tuesday everyone gets in yeah it's just like six guys in sandals come on come on now before every debates the pundits on the commentators like to weigh in on what we should expect but there is one pundits who always kills it twitter world yours truly tonight we had the bates twelve people on stage telling us why we should vote for them and I just hope that they spend their time telling us about their qualifications is and their plans and why they should be voted for and not waste time talking about Innuendos and rumors about the guy next to them yeah man nothing worse than Innuendos and rumors you know people talk about them where your blood was found this is focused on the issues so coming into this debate they have been a lot of new developments right Elizabeth Warren has surged in the polls Joe Biden and his son had talk of the trump administration Bernie Sanders had a heart attack and lost week Pete Buddha judge snuck into his first R. rated movie but I thought the biggest developments since the last debate has been the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump so that was the first topic of the night I don't really think this impeachment process won't take very long oh because as a former prosecutor I know confession when I see it this president had obstructed justice this president on three occasions three occasions has invited foreign governments and heads of government to get engaged in trying to alter our election we have to impeach the president be lied to investigators obstructed Justice fire James Comey how did the FBI tried to fire muller to president ten years or a hundred years from now we'll look back at this moment and draw the conclusion that no one is above the law or the president can get away with anything okay I hear what you're saying but let's be honest the way the planet is going in one hundred years from now what isn't going to be worried about impeachment is going to be worried about the price of lizard blood and that's what Biden his question was a little difference he was asked why it's right okay for a president's family to be working with foreign businesses and foreign companies but it's okay for vice president's family too and I think I get where he was going but it took a while for him to get their look my son did nothing wrong I did nothing wrong my son's statements itself what I think is important is we focus on why it's so important remove this man from office on the seventeenth look the fact that George Washington Warri on the first time he spoke after being elected president that what we had to worry about is far interference in our election okay one minute somebody some George Washington then something about the seventeen like Joe Biden is the only candidate who remix his speech while he's giving it he's just like removed doing this man from Kennedy Bay seven on the set seventy seven seven hundred them the fact that the fact that it's like a weird thing that he does aside from impeachment impeachment healthcare was a major topic tonight with the standard debate about whether government run insurance should be an option or the only option but the thing that got the crowd going was when the G. of Medicare stepped into the game and showed everyone why they should put respect on his name whether the Democratic Party has the guts to stand up to the healthcare industry which made a hundred billion dollars in profit whether we have the guts stand up to the corrupt price-fixing pharmaceutical industry which is charging got the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs head of we don't have the guts so do all we can do take them money we should be ashamed about IAS pretty no one speaks about healthcare with the passion that Bernie does also have a suspicion that that's the same speech he gave every time the nurses trying to give him pills he was like mobile pills are got to spend up to the pharmaceutical industry. I just need a nap I'll be fine now you probably didn't notice tonight but one of the fifty two candidates age was Tom Style right hedge fund billionaire and scarecrow from US and most people most people only know style from his is TV ads where he calls on president trump to be impeached and if you think about it it's a pretty cool perk of being a billionaire you can just buy ads on TV and make everyone listen to what you WanNa talk about the billionaire my as would just be petty I'd be like Hello I'm billionaire trigger Noah and my typhoon was supposed to be here half an hour ago please what he called the restaurant for me it is anyway you may remember Bernie Sanders a few weeks ago made headlines by saying billionaires should not exist so of course the moderators Tom Style an actual billionaire about Bernie's comments and his answer was not what you'd expect Senator Sanders he's right there have been forty years where corporations have bought this government and those forty years have meant a forty year attack on the rights Working People and specifically organized Labor I was one of the first people on this stage to propose a wealth tax I would undo every Republican tax cut for rich people and major corporations yes the billionaire just said the government needs to tax the shit out of billionaires and you saw Bernie's face he was like there's just so trump is this a joke what he's taking my thing you can't take my thing and you know it seems weird but when you think about it actually makes sense if you're already a billionaire you don't want more billionaires yeah it makes it less freshly we'd be like yeah tax them I don't WanNa becoming billionaires yeah it's the same way I think America has enough South African late night comedians like zero was you and one is more than enough we get it apartheid we get it move on in the debate then moved to foreign policy in particular president trump's decision to pull troops out of northern Syria and although all the Democrats had different proposals on how they thought they would handle the conflict in the area they all agreed on one thing that trump is doing it wrong what this president has done is had he has sucked up to dictators he has made impulsive decisions that often his own team doesn't understand what is done is wreck our ability to do foreign policy because nobody in the world will believe this pathological liar president is caging kids on the border in effect leading isis prisoners run free this president has betrayed American values turning the moral leadership of this country into a dumpster fire we have in a radic crazy did it who knows not a damn thing about foreign policy okay okay hold on hold on you may not like Donald trump but you can't say he doesn't know a damn thing about foreign policy unlike trump not one of these democrats has congratulated the country of Nambia on their healthcare system and maybe that's because the original country Nambia but that's not the point the point is none of one of you can find it on a map now since the debate was in Ohio the moderates is also spend time focusing on the ebonic which has ravaged the Buckeye state and the candidates have different thoughts on the problem but many of them agreed on who should help sold its let's go after these pharmaceutical companies for what they've been doing to destroy our country they are nothing more than some high level dope dealers until we hold those responsible accountable for their actions purdue Pharma Johnson and Johnson we're going to continue to have this problem the people that should pay for this that should pay for the treatment are the very people that got all hooked and killed them in the first place and that is the people that are manufacturing these oak jeff one hundred percent agree with Cobra Shaw drug companies should have to pay to rehabilitate all the people that they got addicted oftentimes on purpose and you know what it shouldn't just be accompanies every industry you create something addictive you should be responsible for making harder to consume like Oreos GonNa make those cookies so goddamn addictive at least they could do is often like every full cookie put a mouse trap inside Ben Slows the addiction doubt I'll try again tomorrow yeah all like porn hub porn hub reality that you're on there they should randy pub a picture of your grandmother just like I guess I'm done hi Nanna but the elephants the room the whole night's was Bernie's heart attack and eventually the moderates has got around to asking about it in a very very awkward way there is Russian on a lot of people's minds and I want to address tonight you're seventy eight years old and you just had a heart attack how do you reassure Democratic voters that you're up to the stress the presidency if you're elected you will turn eighty during your first term last month for President Jimmy Carter said he could not have undertaken the duties of the presidency at eighty years old why are you so sure that you can if you win the presidency you would be the oldest president ever inaugurated in a first term you'll be seventy-one Congresswoman Gabbard you're thirty eight years old and you would be the youngest president if elected should age matter when choosing a president. Okay okay is it just me or did the moderators everyone about their health just to hide the awkwardness of asking Bernie right because they're like Bernie technique like but everyone everyone everyone could I even like get the pot about Austin people were being too old but asking Tulsi Gabbard about being too young is a really a concern Chelsea are you to fit and vibrant for the presidency is possible you might die of young age and that wasn't the weirdest part of the nights the weirdest part of the night might have been when Carmela Harris in Real Life Twitter Beef Senator Warren I just want to say that I was surprised to hear that you did not agree with me that on this subject of what should be the rules around responsibility for these big tech companies when I called on twitter to suspend Donald Trump's account that you did not agree and I would I would urge join me twitter should be held accountable and shutdown that site it is a matter of safety and Corporate Accountability Thank You Senator Warren you can respond so look I don't just APPREC- Donald Trump off twitter I wanNA push out of the White House that's our job joining the way join me in saying that twitter account shaky shutdown let's figure out now well someone's mad they didn't get a re tweet whatever they're like you didn't you didn't say the thing with me no I don't care about that and I'll be honest I'll be honest I kind of understand Warren's point here like we need trump on twitter it's the only way we can monitor what he's on air wants to protect billionaire we just have different approaches Senator Warren is more focused on being punitive or pitting some part of the country against the other your signature senator is to have a plan for everything except this guy appreciate Elizabeth work but again the difference between a plan in a pipe dream is something that you can actually get done to him Elizabeth. Warren might have an even bigger target on her back now than Joe Biden. it makes sense I mean she's risen to the top of the polls and now her competitors have their sights set on her and that really was the big takeaway of tonight's is that they're coming for you Elizabeth all I can say is I hope you've got a plan for that we'll be right back the.
"alex wagner" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"And. Wow, I'm Jonathan Kaye part and welcome to Cape up future face a family, mystery, an epic quest and the secret to belonging is number one in President Obama's summer reading list. Its author is Alex Wagner. Contributing editor to the Atlantic and co executive producer of the circus on Showtime, think of her book as a three act opera where Wagner half white half Burmese untangled her family's history. But the power of her story comes from the revelations that gives her for our country today about tracing your ancestry isn't makes you. I think slightly more empathetic about what happens today. I am. I think more forgiving because I realized that all of our family is definitely mind. It's populated with thieves and liars, and incompetent. People who weren't bad people and who I'm not ashamed of, but who are my family. This conversation was originally recorded at the Aspen ideas festival on June twenty six. In Aspen, Colorado. This episode has been edited for content and clarity. Thank you, Alex Wagner. For being the reason why we are here. Alex Wagner is the co host and executive producer, titles circus on Showtime. The national affairs correspondent CBS news also anchor and the author of future face a family, mystery, an epic quest and the secret to belonging. I read it. It's so Alex Wagner way it's written. I heard her voice in every word on every page that I read. But as I was reading it, I kept wondering, Alex. Weirded this book come from. Now, at what point did you decide? I want to write this book. And how long did it take it. So in my like strange television, I also write for the Atlantic being swiftly. The life cycle of a story. And a news piece is pretty short in this book took me four years. Right? Which to me felt like a total attorney. If you talk to other actual authors or like this pretty fast. But the Genesis is a book is basically I'll start at the very beginning, which is my mom is from Burma and my dad was born in a tiny town, the land, the Mississippi River called Lansing, Iowa. And I grew up this mixed race kid that didn't really think about being mixed race until this moment when I was twelve years old, and I was at a diner with my dad and my dad, normal white guy got up to go use the bathroom and the line coke looked at me and he said, are you Dopp did, and it was the first time that I realized that the way that I saw myself, which was generically American kid that liked Garfield and chips, ahoy and murder. She wrote that was not the way that everybody else saw me, and it was also the first time that I realized the power in being told you were American and how I for the first time, found myself on the outside of that and how much I wanted to be on the inside. And I remember answering this guy almost embarrassed for the way that I look saying, oh, my mom's Asian as if that should explain why. Why look the way that I was when in reality, why shouldn't I be the natural daughter of a white American? Many people have children children with people from other races. So that was kind of a turning point. I think, in my own identity and for my teen years, I kind of didn't put myself in any box. There was this cover of time magazine that came out in one thousand nine hundred three, and it was the future face of America and it was his Compas it image of all the races that we're going to compose United States in the years, hence and I looked at it and I remember being in high school and I said that is me. I look like that I am future face so that for a time became the thing that I wrapped my identity around and I didn't care whether people thought I was Hawaii n. or addiction or Alaskan or Burmese American. I just like the idea that I was the avatar of the future, but that kind of sort of made up identity, which is inherently one of privilege, especially given how how, how..
"alex wagner" Discussed on With Friends Like These
"To pick up a free sample box gun the sample box the i like whatever i like the non sweet ones they've a jalapeno when they have a chili one yeah you may be got a fru fru fancy pallet like ana marie cox if you have more of a kind of all american palate like i have just get one that has chocolate and nuts at enjoy not very discriminating though i don't know if you really want to be like i like food dot com slash friends that's kind snacks dot com slash friends unit free sample box kind bars are awesome do it hi i'm ana marie cox and welcome to with friends like these a show where we talk about the differences between us but don't let them divide us my guest this week is alex wagner the author of future face a family mystery an epic quest and the secret of belonging she is one of the host of the circus on showtime edition to being a longtime host on msnbc and she was the owner of music magazine she's much cooler than i am and i interviewed her in front of a live audience at the very very awesome hennepin county library in downtown minneapolis stay tuned through the whole show 'cause after i talked to her who take a break and then there's some audience questions enjoy right all right talking close enough to the mike we had a hold on conversation about how we wanna hold it really close but we were told the safest since i think i can keep this really short.
"alex wagner" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"The difference it makes alex wagner in this piece with which i emphatically disagree in the new york times alex wagner says that the con the category of whites has been artificially inflated eroding its primacy at a time when whiteness of the decidedly european strain has gained new currency to be white and president trump's america's to fundamentally belong unlike brown nece which remains at the margins whiteness is at the center of the american origin story a powerful narrative about this country came to be what made a great and indeed what might make it great again perhaps this is the reason the administration opted to ignore the advice of its own census bureau to keep america's demographic destiny at bay and in so doing to silence the narrative about who we really are okay who are we really we're really americans and the point about all of this is creating a separate race called hispanic treating that as a racial category not as an ethnic category or even linguistic categories something else to create a separate raise colt hispanic is a way of advancing this narrative which the left loves which is a multi racial america we are multiracial country however however the idea that people who choose to identify as white right now should actually be persuaded or lured or encouraged to claim membership in a new race called hispanic why is that appropriate or beneficial and all let's go to your calls to will in hackensack new jersey will you're on the michael medved show happy passover and happy easter everybody thank you just a question you know you brought up the baseball and i'm saying well then where does the you know the whole racial thing that we have to check that off it's kind of infuriating because now i'm thinking of guy like roy campanella f italian and half black where what is he check off if you were doing this today and my whole point is i think with all these like commercials for a find out where your dna has led you and people find out that you know i always thought i was white and then i found out that i had relatives in africa and asia and all the rest of all a mix and i would like to.
"alex wagner" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Looking back 300 atlantic i thompson here with jeffrey goldberg and alex wagner now in our fourth chair we'd like to welcome our friend and colleague david frum david you wrote in the march 2017 issue the atlantic a cover story called how to build an autocracy about the ways that are newlyinaugurated president donald trump could turn america into something other than the democracy that had been so it six months it now how of your dark visions fair we'll cell phone evaluation is always dangerous on the point to couple things i think i got right and one thing where i think my fears have not yet fully been worn out on here's when that like all right in the opening the article was the fantasy with the future could look like four years out and one of the things mentioned is how the trump administration use pressure on on that antitrust pressure on the pending merger of cnn's parent company in an effort an effort to sway cnn's news coverage and that's in the papers i think just today that is something with trump people are actively talking about i think we have seen an some attacks on the rule of law that for example the omission of the appointment of any us attorney's think they're now eight us attorney's nominated out of 93 an all of those eight armed patronage appointments in some parts of the country they're not financial centres the most important us attorney office in the country the southern district york remains vacant and uh trump's own lawyer has boasted in has been hurt boast that that seat was vacated precisely because they felt the person had the seat was dangerous tom.