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"All Right? Let's talk about the Democratic Party which may be on the verge of becoming at least for this election, one big happy dysfunctional family. Not, even dysfunctional, not even that Oh. There's always some dysfunction, so I had to throw that in there. I I some evidence from a data guru nate. Cohn of New York Times in their most recent poll. Voters in the battleground states who said Bernie Sanders top choice for president said they backed Joe Biden over president trump eighty seven percent to four percent. Democrats, who said Elizabeth Warren was their top choice in the primary back to Mr Biden over Mr Trump. By a staggering margin of ninety six percent. Two zero not a single Elizabeth. Warren supported to be found. He's not backing Joe. Biden Dan. How did we get from all those contentious primary debates and twitter wars to this. Well I think it is. Safe to say that the panic over a divided Democratic Party was even overstated at the time. And and that is borne of just we laugh about it, but the press is obsessed with the DEM's in disarray, narrative and You know in some of the certainly. There are some particularly loud voices on twitter. Who drove that conversation in the run up to the ending of the primary outside? But it's also. The backdrop has changed, which is that this was always going to be serious election, but it feels exponentially more with what's happening right now. Right the time to play around and. Sort of try to make a statement or whatever else with your vote feels so disconnected from what is happening the and the idea you know in the people who this was a common refrain among a very small percentage people, but a consequential percentage people in two thousand sixteen, which is trump and hillary are not that different right? Just when you look at what has happened in this country since coronavirus. Hey, even if you had ignored everything that happened, previously said trump was elected. You just cannot like the consequences of having trump in uniquely trump and uniquely Republican, who hates government in charge of the government at a time of pandemic and historical and employment so. That! It you know it pushes for unity and I think the other thing, is you? Credit should go to Joe Biden. I was GonNa, say you and his campaign, and all of his opponents most notably Bernie Sanders for working incredibly hard to unify the party after this. There's a few things going on, and so it's it's hard to sort of sight any one factor as to what has changed right like. We can't sort of rerun twenty twenty with Hillary Clinton as the nominee and say okay. Would it be different this time because people have seen what trump is like for four years, and so they would be backing Hillary right now much like they are backing Joe Biden. We can't do that, but that could be. A factor at trump obviously could be a driving factor and all this. You know nate points out in his New York Times how it wasn't quite like this. In Two thousand sixteen, some research suggests that up to twelve percent of sanders primary supporters ended up backing trump in the general election, but then points out that these voters tended to be relatively conservative, white and rural, and didn't actually come back to Bernie in the twenty twenty primaries. What did you think of that? Yeah I think that is certainly right that there may be some number of people who were in that. We thought of as Santer supporters in two thousand and sixteen. Th We as Democrats have not seen since right sanders is coalition was different this time and it was a coalition that was much more liberal, much more uniformly liberal and therefore more willing. It seems to back the Democrat over the Republican. Yeah and I think there are. There are differences in how the candidates and their supporters acted in twenty, twenty versus two thousand sixteen. And there was two big examples of sort of this inter-party dynamic of coming together has been playing out. Both happened on Wednesday I was when our good friend and activist Audie. Barkin announced he'll be endorsing Joe Biden after finally landing and interview with the former vice president for Ati series where he interviewed all the candidates in the primary Here's a clip of that conversation between Audience Joe Biden. Vice President Biden I can't imagine there isn't a moment that this campaign is not in some way bittersweet. Even though it sometimes feels impossible, I keep fighting for healthcare and doing the work I do for my son Carl and my daughter will. I just want them to be proud of me. From everything I have heard and read your son, though was an exceptional man. I am so sorry for your loss. If he were with us today. What do you think he would be saying to the American people? What would be his guidance in this difficult hour? I think. I hope. He'd be saying. My father. Is totally authentic. Would ever he says he'll do he will try to do. Never mislead you. When he makes a mistake. You'll tell you. He made a mistake. Take Responsibility. And even it's not popular. He will push things that he feels are a matter of principle. That relate to our values. I hope that's what you would say. Because it is. My Dad used to have an expression. Is Say, you know. Your success is a father. If. You turn look at your child. Realize. He or she turned up better than you. Bow Died Brockton Eulogy. Bo Biden Joe two point Oh. That's the whole thing. To be objective have objective standards. I've been fairly successful. But. My children have done better than I am done. Every day. I ask and I said honest to God truth and us. You'll be asking yourself to. How my kid's GonNa remember me. To me. That's why I do the work I do to make sure that willow Ancarlo are proud of me. Thank you Mr Vice President for this conversation. I am eager to do everything I can to help you win in November. And I look forward to having you as our president next year Dan, what'd you think of the interview and an endorsement? I mean. Like I had to take a moment to collect myself before we could do this part because I mean obviously, we've talked about Ati a lot over the last few years. We've been doing this and he is one of the most inspiring people that be ever been around and. Listening to him talk about. How he is spending. The last parts of his life doing this work. For, his kids of every kid like gets me every single time minutes. And then listening to Joe Biden. Talk about what drives him, and how he's dealt with the loss of Bo to something that I think it's unimaginable to anyone particularly to to any parent about what losing a child would be like no matter how old they are whether they're younger. Adults like Bob in it's. You know it's like it's hard and. Inspiring at the same time and I think. Listening to Joe Biden there. Would it makes me think about him and why I think he is uniquely positioned. To lead this country at this time. Is. Sort of descriptions like a regular guy like that's all politicians like to like. I'm from Scranton and middle-class Joe and like you I, think that is certainly true. Having joined for long time like Scranton in his neighborhood of on Delaware, which know near where I grew up like those values are part of him. But it! It's not like Joe Biden regular guy. It's like Joe Biden. Regular human. He's a human who has his..

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"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

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13:35 min | 9 months ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

"You run if you need me. I'm trying to I'm trying to carve jumping in China carve out a lane Between where people to judge was Three months go and where he is. Now that's good. That's funny do that on stage at the Bates these people don't they don't they. were making some jokes. This week is the last episode of America dissected with Abdul El-Sayed Abdul breakdown. The twenty twenty Democratic candidates healthcare plans and and then sits down with our friend activists Audie Barkin. It's a really great episode. Yeah I look. I've listened to all of adults episodes. It's a great show Every time I hear Ati speak I'm reminded did How much a better human being could be and He's inspiring it is A. It's a much better discussion of the healthcare plans. And we've seen in any of the debates this show good at explaining the basic what why Medicare for all is different and A buy in then some other plans. It's so good finally. After seeing seeing how fast you all raised a million dollars fair fight. We doubled our goal because protecting the votes we need is the most important thing we can do. Ahead of twenty twenty. So please go to save America Erica Dot com slash fair fight and and please chip in. We're trying to raise another million dollars so please do that. where the Jelly beans there? Here's somewhere around the corner though. Keep them all in his pocket there on the hallway between helps. He's always wearing cargo pants. You're on the way to the bathroom so I think I've watched half the staff eat about twenty grand I discussing. Did you guys see that. All the money comes out of Stacey aprons pocket sorry A lot of candidates cory booker. I think Amy Klobuchar went to the fair fight the office down with their staff. And all right well please donate everyone votes in America dot com slash fair fight. Okay I'm just GonNa read a few very large large headlines from today's front pages New York Times quote. We followed the president's orders right across the top sunlen names James. Top officials in Ukraine Push Washington Post quote diplomat acknowledges quid pro quo in the Wall Street Journal owned by Rupert Murdoch quote on envoy says trump directed effort So yeah trump. Mega donor turned European Union ambassador. Gordon Sunland testified on Wednesday that trump directed him and other government officials to carry out the Ukrainian bribery and extortion scheme. And that quote everyone was in the loop about it including the vice vice president. The Secretary of state the Acting Chief of staff and the National Security Advisor How important of a witness is Gordon? Sunland to through this whole deal and why does his testimony matter so much Dan. Let's start with you dammit. stor you made the mistake of looking at me. It was very very seriously hurting his is I was looking at Dan Doing the Elizabeth Warren style of teaching she call out the candidates the socratic method method. Yeah yes thank you. This significance of Gordon's online is twofold old. One as you point out he is someone who gave one million dollars to trump. He is an operative. He is not a John Brennan accolate. He is not a career foreign earn policy professional. He is someone he's always trumper. He's he was sort of a never-trumper become very expensive. Always trumper but he is someone that Donald Trump put it in the government and the second important piece of it is the Republicans have been yelling. Hearsay about all the other witnesses. And we now have in Gordon silent someone who spoke directly likely to the president and in doing so told the Congressional Committee in America that it was a quid pro quo and that is so important because Republicans and said from the very beginning. This is okay. As long as it's not a quid pro quo and we now have a trump appointee trump donor saying that the president asked asked him to do something there was a quid pro quo. And he revised closed and he revised his earlier testimony to say that there's a quid pro quo because he didn't at first and the reason he had to is because everyone else who was with Gordon. sunlen testified that there was a quid pro quo and so you really had no choice memories. A funny thing John. Yeah I mean I think what we've seen right is is systematically schiff Calling witnesses that Eliminate Republican again talking points one by one by one it started with you know we need to hear from the whistleblower and then of course everything whistle. Roy says corroborated than we hear that it's hearsay than we get up testimony from people who heard the call who were on the call right something. They repeatedly went back to witnesses. Like Bin Vinh and others that you heard the information yes with song. We now have somebody who was in the scheme directly in the scheme with the president saying he was following the president's orders so you can no longer hang their hat on this was rudy or this was was other parts of the administration. And you know. We talked about this on Monday. which is what can we expect? From someone like Sunland. And you know always trumper never-trumper trumper sunland would have donated a million dollars to Jeb Bush to get an ambassadorship. He would have done. Donated a million to Romney this. Maybe Hillary Clinton who needs maybe Hillary Glenn Right and and honestly I think probably to work Gordon. Sunland does isn't in this Maga revolution he was in this to host fancy dinners in Brussels souls and see ambassador on placards when he gets his table at weddings and and hang out with Jay Leno. Apparently yeah and and wouldn't WANNA hang out with Jay Leno check it out some Some older cars dream so I think it was interesting. Like heading into this hearing. Everyone was like what's Gordon GonNa do. Because does he not only he revised his first testimony because he had a refresh refresh recollection refreshed because other witnesses testified. Something different aren't than someone had since that first revised testimony additional witnesses like David Holmes. We're hearing from today. Heard additional stories about sunland talking to the president accident about the scheme. Yeah listen guys. I don't know what you guys think. You know about Gordon Silent. But here's like tell you. He's going to have a good time doing whatever he does so he was up up there and he was laughing he was smiling and then giving US courts like we follow the president's orders the president's reckless to do so at the express direction the President United States. The other thing in the Gordo did that made. It made me smile as brightly as he smiled was. He threw his arms around everyone in the White House one in the NFC because he is there out there trying to say that he went rogue this clown is not going rogue to manufacture a quid pro quo for military. What's the upside there for? Gordon solid doesn't move rooms in a hotel. POMPEO was in on. This mulvaney was in on it. Mike Pence was in on it. So that is a gift to Democrats because I think the Republicans are clearly early covering up in in forbidding testify anyone with absolute direct knowledge of a conversation with a quid pro quo. And I think this gives us great ground to say those people have to testify me. I think it makes sense from Sunlen to like. It's clear that so everyone was in the loop. It's clear that some people in the loop were more willing participants in the scheme than others but what someone's trying to say is like even though Bolton is out there calling it a drug deal and Mulvaney didn't want this part of it and you know Volkov's trying to get himself out of it. Everyone I know everyone. No one knew that was going. Yeah I think it's important because I think what you saw from Volcker and Sunlen is a desperate attempt to preserve some mm semblance that they were unwilling participants or naive participants in the scheme right. That was like one of the big friction points between various witnesses. Over the course of the week what were you know. What did it mean when Donald Trump said he wanted to investigate burris Ma and you have multiple witnesses saying everyone knew exactly what that meant I heard the word charisma. I googled it. Tim Morrison and then I knew exactly what he was talking about. Also it's undercut by the fact that donald trump himself was connecting bereavement by but nonetheless. You have people like Volker and and to some extent lesser extent salmon but still claiming that you know they only later understood that it was a direct connection to Joe Biden because they are trying to Describe bribe the criminal conspiracy while acting as they were not wholly participating in it. Do you think Tim Morrison is going to want to refresh his recollection about the ferocity of results. Since told us all he was seventy one point. We had a long conversation about that. Guy Lost seven inches of height over to know though. And this is the Watergate comparison that the the discussions of this quid pro quo. In shakedown of the Ukrainians happened in the Oval Office. He testified that on May twenty third there was an Oval Office. Meeting were trump told the Ukraine team to work with Rudy. We all know what that means. Yeah I think so. So the Republican defensive this which came from the people on the Committee Kevin McCarthy Eh and then Donald Trump when he went out to the cameras and wrote himself sort of like a little bit of a some beat poetry between acute card and a note to where he was saying. You know says on. Linda testified that in a call with trump and early September trump said. I don't want anything from Ukraine. I don't WANNA quit pro. Just wants excellence key to do the right thing. And so trump and the Republicans are saying case closed. Trump said that he didn't WanNa quid pro quo. What is the problem with that explanation explanation? I'll tell you one big problem. It was after he was caught and the only reason donald trump. I don't know if you know not a student of Latin. The only reason the were you wit curls. We're in his fucking head is because he'd just been caught in a quid pro quo. So Gordon Sawa now naively claiming he was just confused about America's policy. No he was getting on the phone with the present because there's a bunch of conflicting shit and he was not going to be the one to lead to quit broke hosts we went back to trump and he said. Oh what's going on here. Mr President Resident and of course trump knowing as the exquisite mob boss that he is that he's not supposed to directly direct. The crime goes no quid. Pro Quo. No quid pro go. I just wanted to do the right thing which everyone knew what it meant. and Donald Trump has never ever told anyone to do the right thing ever it in the White House had been notified about the whistleblower complaint. Yeah I was GONNA say. Let's just do the timeline for everyone here. Early September the White House counsel is told about about the whistleblower complaint then September ninth. Donald Trump tells online. I don't want a quid pro quo. But by the way even after he's caught ven says I don't want a quid pro quo but I really wanted to Linski to do the investigations and still the plan was again. Donald Sunlen testified if I did this to Donald Trump did not care as much about the investigations themselves as he did. The public announcement of the investigation buys Lewinsky on CNN. Because all he wanted to do was smear his political opponent he did not want the investigation. Unit suggests Right now on this podcast that he was not interested in ferreting out deep-rooted corruption shen inside of Ukraine but rather simply wanted someone to go to the cameras to attack Joe Biden for the purposes of his of his domestic political and again like no matter every single a single witness. They've all come from different parts of the government. Whether it's like a political person like Sunland or these nonpartisan public officials they have all all of with them testified to this fact that the embed any investigation into Joe Biden's actions to a Barista is phony and not warranted that any investigation gene into this ridiculous conspiracy about Ukrainians. Different Twenty sixteen is ridiculous. They've all testified to that. Sahlin said he knows directly that the White House meeting was part. Quid pro quo direct evidence of that from trump from everybody else. He assumed that the military aid was part of a quid. Pro Quo as well David Holmes this morning testified to to how important that White House meeting was for Zilenski in the Ukrainian government because it shows Putin that the United States has Ukraine's back and that they shouldn't INV- invade the rest estimate and it also backs up Linski who ran on an anti-corruption message. Now that meeting still hasn't happened so I just thought it was a nice important moment that spoke to how much watch Donald Trump's actions are actually harming the government of Ukraine and the people of Ukraine. I the other important thing here. Is You know the Republicans are also saying. Well there's still no proof if you know. Someone said he presumed that the aid was tied to everything. And there's you still don't have a smoking gun at the aid was actually tied to the investigations. Well it seems like a few problems with that number one. The White House Chief of staff went on national television and said that he did withhold the aid for at least one of the investigations into the twenty six different. That doesn't count you just set. It sounded like a week ago. So are we supposed to deal with that and the other thing is is the timeline right. We know fact. Donald trump suspended the eight a week before the famous call. What's Alinsky and then? He released the right after he goes. They've never been able to write in because this is after after the due diligence was done to make sure you know that had met corruption standards so that the the money should be released. All of that is already done. They're still holding up the for what fifty five days still to this day. We have no real code explanation for what the purpose of those fifty five days are. They've tried to make some claim that that finals Alinsky pass muster with corruption watchdog. Donald Trump also not true so pass muster long before that that is one of the challenges.

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"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

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04:08 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

"So I hope to be having those conversations and doing everything I can to push the party to be better on this issue for so many of us. This is a life and death issue. Which is why I want us to get it right more. Generally. I think Elizabeth Warren has been phenomenal. She is putting out such visionary policy on housing monopoly power and the tech industry Bank. Regulation taxes, anti-corruption and democracy. Student debt and free college just fantastic stuff. And she is showing a willingness to actually fight the corporations that are causing these problems. I agree. She's been very impressive on the policy front and also connecting all those policies into a larger story about the economy. Are there any issues that aren't a part of the presidential conversation right now that you think should be or the candidate would be talking more about I would love to hear more from candidates about foreign policy and things like global? Velopment and intellectual property law. But otherwise, I'm impressed by the breadth of the discourse. Do you wrote for the nation last fall that the cure for what ails American democracy is more American democracy and that voting is not nearly enough? What is this moment from now until next November twenty twenty really call for in your opinion. I really believe we are at a crossroads in this moment, we will either become a society that works exclusively for the rich and powerful or we will enact large scale structural reforms that restore fairness to our economy and political system each of us is called to do everything we can to ensure our society winds up in the right place. Yes vote, but we need to do more than just that March. If you still can show up to community meetings run for office, especially if the thought of that really scares, you the wealthy and the powerful in this country want nothing more than for us to tune out there. Investing heavily in cracking down on our right to vote on. On our ability to run for office without them, even on our ability to protest. They want us to get cynical and lose hope because that only solidifies their grip on all of this. We need to fight that instinct, hold onto hope and keep fighting for a better future. That's the only way out of this. Got a memoir coming out in the fall, which I'm very excited about can't wait to read when you win about writing your own story that people could read years from now that your son that Carl could read years from now, what did you want that story to say, yes, the memoir is called is to the wind and people can pre-order it. Now, it's about a lot of things life and death, hope and activism and my personal journey through all of this. I want people to know that however bleak things look and believe me when I say, I understand the meaning of the word bleak that there is still truly hope when I rolled out of the capitol this week, I genuinely felt hopeful because I feel our society tilting in the direction of Justice. This is an uphill fight. No doubt. But I'm inspired by all the activism I've seen over the past few years, especially from people who have never before been part of the political process joining up and saying. Believe in healthcare as a human, right? I want people to know they need to hold onto hope and keep fighting for the better world. We all know is possible. Audie. Thank you so much for joining positive America. As always we're so glad that we got a chance to talk today. And I hope we can talk again soon. And thank you so much for all that you're doing to fight for for Justice and opportunity, we really appreciate it. Thanks, john. Yes. It's been great to connect talk soon. Thanks to Audie barkin. And Bernie Sanders for joining us today and everyone have a great weekend. And we'll see next week by everyone..

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03:41 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

"People who are tortured. This is a country that does not accept one second the idea that people have a right to dissent. Now. Why are we allied with them? And this is a country that is fomenting problems all over that region. And you know, put whatever reasons, and you know, you can go on and talk about this for a long time some years ago many years ago before Trump way before it was the sided that Saudi Arabia was wonderful ally. And a run was are intractable enemy, and that was the way it was. And I think it's time to rethink that. Iran has enormous problems. You know that better than I do. But I think it is time for us to play a level handed poach have a level handed approach bring these people together. But certainly answer your question. Yes. The time is long ago, but to understand that eight the spotty triggers regime in Saudi Arabia should not be an unquestioned ally. The United States of America final question for you. It is it is. Violence in Venezuela is really frightening. And you know, the Trump administration seems all in on a coup, they are openly talking about military options and intervention how worried are you about this White House going to war Venezuelan is there anything congress can do to stop them? Well, you know, when you dealing with a guy like Trump, you have a right to be worried about anything and everything. The ideal. I mean, given our history of intervention in country after country in Latin America, the overthrow the overthrow the government. Brazil, Guatemala other countries the idea that we would into the militarily in Venezuela is literally unbelievable. It's beyond. You know? It's so yes, I will do everything that I can. And again, this is an issue getting back to the willpower act. I'm not sure where in the constitution. It says that the president of the United States has the right to send troops to Venezuela or anybody else any place else without the approval of the United States Congress, and we have got to be very vigorous. You know, if you know, and I know that it's so easy to send in troops. Whether it's Iraq or anyplace else. And then you have all of the unintended consequences, which take place. So I think our job in Venezuela is to demand international. Supervision of a free and fair election to do everything we can to prevent a horrific civil war in that country, not provoke one. So I will do everything I can see the US troops got involved and civil war in Venezuela. Hopefully, we can tie Elliot Abrams down and not let him on an airplane anytime soon because I don't wanna see that guy down there. Senator. Thank you so much for all the work you've done on Yemen. And thanks for talking with me today. I really appreciate it. Well, thank you, very much people could work. So many of you have heard us talk to our friend activist. Audie barkin many times before on this pod. This will be the first time that he's on the pod speaking through a computer, which he did during his testimony yesterday. And he he's doing now because his Ailes has progressed, and so he can no longer use his voice. He has some great technology set up where he can actually look at a screen and type out with his is basically what he wants to say. And then a computer will say it. So that's what you'll be hearing next. And this is my interview with Audie Audie. Thank you so much for joining us. Really? Appreciate you making the time..

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02:29 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Welcome to pod save America. I'm John Fabra. I'm Dan Pfeiffer later in the pod. Tommy did a quick interview today with Bernie Sanders about the Senate vote that just happened to and our support for the warring Yemen. He also talked about Venezuela's check that out. And then after that, you'll hear my interview with friend of the pod Audie barkin who traveled to DC this week to testify at the very first congressional hearing on Medicare for all. But first we've got a lot of news to talk about from William bar Senate testimony to a thrilling new bipartisan infrastructure plan to the Democrats prospects of taking back the Senate and twenty twenty also be sure to check out a very lively episode of pod saved world where Tommy and Ben talked about the escalating situation Venezuela. The Trump administration's designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and whether the Russians are using beluga whales as spies what? Cool seems plausible to say Ben and Tommy walked out of the studio yesterday after save the world. And in roads looks at me. And he's like, you know, I don't say this often. But it was a really good episode. Very very proud of that is so funny on one hundred levels. There's also a very cool new episode of with friends like these last week where Ana Marie Cox talked with author Stephanie land about her experiences as a maid, and how those myths affect policy and perceptions of low income people a great episode with friends like these are definitely check that out. All right. Let's get to the news Dan on Tuesday. We learned that special counsel. Robert Muller wasn't too happy with the Torney general William bars characterization of Muller's report in his now infamous four-page letter on March twenty seventh the special counsel wrote to the attorney general that bars letter, quote did not fully capture the context nature and substance of Muller's work, and that as a result there is quote public confusion that threatens to undermine public confidence in the outcome of the investigation Muller urged bar to immediately release the summaries. His team had prepared and followed up with a phone call to the attorney general on Wednesday in front of the Senate bar. All the letter, quote a little bit snitty during his testimony to the judiciary committee. Dan, how significant is it that Muller wrote this letter in the first place? Why did he write it?.

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"audie barkin" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

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04:09 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber

"Think I mean, I I don't think it's a with the way that many people think they when you hear writing I think the fact that there are tapes that there are received that you can't just irrefutable. You can't pull back those videos of him. Are the reason why people are saying, oh, I guess we can't support this because we have to get reelected twenty twenty why they never get to the point of actually voting on any of these candidates. They get pulled before that because they're just such so inappropriate and unprepared. All right. I when you mills Susan, thank you guys. Both could sing you guys. I had everybody in milestone for House Democrats day the first ever hearing on Medicare for all and the incredibly emotional testimony. We're going to hear next. We'll be right back. The time to pass this law is now winning this reform will not be easy. I sit before you today a hopeful, man. Incredibly powerful testimony today from activists Audie barkin the thirty five year old testifying at the first ever hearing on Medicare for all as he suffers. From Lou Gehrig's disease? A bargain has continued his activism through his illness protesting the confirmation of Brett Cavanaugh even getting arrested by Capitol Hill police pulled into a police van in his wheelchair. He made headlines confronting Senator Jeff flake on a plane and for making this emotional goodbye. Video for his son who was born just four months before he was diagnosed with als. German years. They're gonna be really hard. For me for you from mom, how that matters in the his semi Q patio. Dad? Ready? So new. So all of that is the backdrop for today's emotional hearing barkin using his own illness to make the case for health care reform in this country, watch this. Never before have I had to rely on his synthetic voice to lay out my arguments. AL s now means paying out of pocket for almost twenty four hour home care. This costs us nine thousand dollars every month. We are cobbling together the money from friends and family and supporters all over the country. Go fund me is terrible substitute for smart congressional action. I joining me now Jennifer at then president of bargains group the center for popular democracy. Jennifer, thanks so much for joining on this just incredible testimony to say really putting things in perspective to say, the least you were next to him the entire time. How was this testimony for him today? Thank you so much for having me first of all and for actually participating in this historic moment for our country. I have to say that I was not only next to ATI today. But I was next to him this summer as we went across twenty states from California to Maine talking to. People and asking them to be heroes to help transform our healthcare system. I'm proud to say that today, he answered that call on behalf of tens of millions of Americans who know that this system the system of cobbled together care this go fund me healthcare system that we have currently in our country is not the system our families deserve. It's not the system that will provide us with the care. And so we were honored to stand with him as he called for our elected officials to be heroes bypassing Medicare for all. Do you think that his testimony really resonated? Do you think people heard him? Do you think it's going to make a difference? I absolutely think people have heard him, and let's be really clear that his voice is one of tens of millions. Whether it was the folks on the tour. The Fox News townhall with Bernie Sanders where that Fox News audience cheered wildly at the idea of moving to a Medicare for all system or the most recent polls that have come out that say seventy percent. Of voters believe that we should pass Medicare for all people in this country. Are they know their health insurance doesn't work and one thing I want people to understand is that audience. I we have some of the best health insurance available currently in this private market..

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"audie barkin" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King

The Breakdown with Shaun King

07:04 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King

"Them. So I went to Washington DC. To tell our present. This Bill was wrong p moral and American. My next gas made headlines when he confronted a Republican Senator on an airplane. Your grid. Indian american. All-run? I'm gonna knock on your door. Or wanted to do what I could tell create a better country for you to live in. I wanna be a role model for even if I'm gone. Losing my -bility to speak some asking people to be my voice, a losing my -bility to walk so masking people to March for me to vote to place these revolve Akins in congress with people listen to families like ours. All the matters to me his to make you pair to build that she has already so new. And that was last year and twenty eight teen, thankfully Audie, and I got to do some events together last year, and we got to support each other and support our causes last year. He actually is one of the founding members of the northstar which makes this podcast possible. And I'm glad and excited that we got to spend that time together because today audience completely lost his ability to move. He's lost almost all of his ability to communicate with us. Now, his mind is sharp as ever. But now he's having new us his is to speak tomorrow, which will be Tuesday, April thirtieth audience doing something, so brilliant and so beautiful at the risk of his own health and wellbeing. This man put his entire life on the line this weekend to pack up in travel from California to DC, which is an incredibly difficult trip for his body. He traveled from. California. He just got in DC today to testify before congress about why he loves and supports Medicare for all. And I'm so proud and grateful for his courage because this man is using every ounce of energy in his body to stand for something. He can't even move his limbs, he can't talk. He can't walk. He can't speak, but before congress he's going to use his eyeballs to speak through a computer about why he believes this country needs Medicare for all to change our healthcare system that has courage that somebody having the courage of their convictions. And I'm so proud of him. And I don't just want us to be proud of him. I want us to live like him, which leads me to our actions steps for the day action. Action action. Our first action step for the day is I want you to follow Audie barking on all social media networks and support this man's work. Make him your hero. Learn from him learn about his organization. Learn about the work that he believes in. Of course, I want you to re tweet him. But it's really more than that. I want you to be inspired by his courage and decide to live like him. Let me show you how you can follow him, particularly on Twitter, and let me tell you why it's important for you to follow him particular social media. You can follow him now at Audie barkin. That's AD Y B A R K A N. That's Audie barking AD Y B A R K A N on Twitter. All right. Social media is even more important for Audie than it is even for me or for you because he's able to use these platforms to communicate us. Now. The no longer has an audible voice he's able with his. Is with those that are around him to support him. He's able to type messages on social media. Still communicate his heart to us. And so his messages on social media. They're fewer and fewer. But they're so important, and I would love you to follow him on social media. Right. And when you do this send him a little message encouraging him, and maybe let him know that you heard about him on the breakdown because he helped make this podcast possible. Now second is something that we've never done on the breakdown before. But I want all of us to please, please, please preorder his new book together. It's so special and important to him in it special and important to me, it's called is to the wind a memoir of love and death hope and resistance, and I've read it, and it's beautiful and powerful, and inspirational, and you can pre-order it. Now gem STAN these other dying. Words of a man who loves us in wants to see this nation live up to its potential. It's beautiful. It's painful, it's transparent, but it's inspiring, and we can all pre-order it together. Now, you can also just look at the pinned tweet on the top of his Twitter page. But in case he changes that there's a bit link that you can go to it's bitterly as be IT dot L Y B. I T dot L Y backslash is to the wind. That's B. I T dot L Y backslash is to the wind. You can preorder the book there now. Lastly, I want you to pledge to watch his testimony before congress tomorrow, it's going to be a powerful thing. As far as I know, I think he is the only activist and organizer that's going to be testifying about Medicare for all. You really got special permission from speaker Pelosi to even be there. He's going. Share it live on his Twitter page will share it live on all of our social media channels as well. But I want you to watch his testimony before congress and share it in just be inspired by somebody who is squeezing every ounce out of their lives to just impact the world and make a

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"audie barkin" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King

The Breakdown with Shaun King

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King

"Busy. We got to be. Did I tell you rappers are just poets in they're using rhymes in style to just capture are tension in tell us stories in kick some knowledge at two things about their Jay Z verse. I that lyric about the crabs in a barrel is just brilliant. Now, have you ever used the metaphor about crabs in a barrel before I've used it? Many times across my life is mainly used to describe how we often Terry other down when we should be lifting each other up like crabs at a barrel. But Jay, very simply just says hold up. Hold up. Crabs don't even belong in barrels in why aren't we talking about how much of a problem? The barrel is see that's hip hop. He used this well-worn crabs in a barrel. Metaphor flipped it on its head in used it to talk about gentrification in red lining in black neighborhoods, and how sometimes our conditions the barrel caused behaviors more than behaviors 'cause conditions. Just brilliant. The second thing I want to talk about is how people are criticizing Jay Z's. Mention of how we should basically be gentrifying our own neighborhoods now one in I get the criticism because the word gentrification is really problematic. But I don't think that's what he's saying. He's just talking about how we need to invest in our own communities. Here's what I love about the debate. Jay z has lyrics. That have us debating the definition of gentrification. And to me, that's a good thing. Which leads me to my seconds. The breakdown. Audie barkin is my hero. I don't say that lightly. I don't think any person on earth inspires me more every single day than this, man. Now, he's a young man. He's actually several years younger than me. But the guy is my hero and just a few years ago. I'd heard about him, but I didn't know him personally, he was widely known actually in a lot of the same circles that we walk in. It was widely known respected in progressive circles for being a brilliant organizer and just a fighter. He created several brilliant campaigns for progressive causes and candidates then soon after Audie and his wonderful wife. Rachel some after they had their first baby back in twenty sixteen a beautiful baby. Boy name Karl Audie began noticing some strange pains in his hands and in his arms, and they weren't normal like cramps. It was something much worse. And after several test to ATI surprise. It was a LS you probably already had it for months, but it was undefeated. And now it was rapidly destroying his body in a matter of weeks. He was struggling to use his limbs, but he could still walk and talk and move in a matter of months, he required a wheelchair but could still walk and talk and use his arm. Some in a year, it was impacting every single part of his body, including his voice, and I wanna play a love letter that audio recorded for his son Karl I'm gonna post video and all of our social media channels. So you can see it. But it's just beautiful car. It's me. By the time. You're watching as you were gonna to be strong encourages just like you are now as a little boy. But I don't know much. Learn be around for you. I was attack next with hail today, which is hang deadly to billeting disease a year ago. I was a healthy, man. Ios jerning into jello. And my boys Haywood to be. Drafter was diagnosed the president and congress passed the tax Bill put my health share at risk. The coming years. They're going to be really hard. For me for you from mom. I'm gonna need medicine. We're gonna need event to later in need Medicare to help pay for my health care. Paid into Medicare and Medicaid all my working life. But this tax Bill could have all that away. The AARP has come out against the tax Bill. See it means twenty five billion dollars in cuts to Medicare next year alone all to give tax cuts to billionaires don't need them.

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"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Welcome to pod save America. I'm John Fabra. I'm Dan Pfeiffer in just a bit. We'll talk to Politico's Natasha Bertrand about the mullahs report, which is now out and we'll talk about what comes next where else gonna talk today, but whether the democratic presidential candidate should be appearing on Fox News, dirty Sanders. Opening salvo against the democratic establishment. And then later you'll hear the interview we recorded last week with Chelsea handler who has a brand new book that's already in New York Times bestseller. Speaking of new books, our friend, Audie barkin, one of the most inspiring humans on the planet has written one called is to the wind memoir of love and death hope and resistance it'll be out the September. But you can pre-order it now. So please do so I can't wait to read that book. I preordered my copy last night me too me too. I'm also prematurely crying over exerting. No, I already know the impact it's going to have on me. Yeah. No. I feel the same way. And don't miss pod save the world this week. Tommy and Ben talk about the arrest of Wiki leaks, Julian Assange, and what we know about Bernie Sanders foreign policy worldview, finally we have two new twenty twenty candidate interviews out as bonus pods this week. Dan, talked to governor Jay Inslee when we were up in New Hampshire over the weekend. And I spoke to Senator comma Harris here in Los Angeles. Great interviews, check them out or just rolling through. These candidate interviews, of course. Now, we've got like five hundred left me. All right onto the news a lightly redacted version, I don't know how much work they were it lightly doing their a lightly redacted version of special counsel, Robert Muller's report about his investigation into Donald Trump. And his campaign has finally finally been made public after weeks of waiting in one last press conference from attorney general William bar in here to walk us through all the revelations and answer. All our questions is the brilliant tasha Bertrand of politico who's been covering the story from the beginning Natasha. Welcome to the pod. Is this the full exoneration? We were promised. Thank you for having me. You know, it's it's interesting because there's clearly and I'm still reading through it. And I don't want to pretend to fully digested all of it. But you know, it's interesting just how many contacts there were between the campaign and the Russians that we didn't actually even know about that are outlined in in this report in volume one, which is the collision and conspiracy are of the report, but which did not apparently smaller rice the level of a criminal conspiracy. Because there wasn't that kind of you know, smoking gun agreements chew coordinate to win the election. But you know, that's not the rush from trying and there's a bunch of new stuff in here about how you know. Glamour? Putin kind of enlisted his oligarchs to reach out to the campaign and the transition team after the election, and how he was very very eager to just. Just kind of direct line of contact with them as soon as possible. And then, you know, with regard to the obstruction affect of this. I also haven't gotten a chance to read through it fully. But it looks like, you know, the Muller's decision was based at least impart on, you know, a decision by the office of legal counsel at the department of Justice, you know, the policy that says they can indict sitting president. And there's a line that says that you know, it wouldn't have been fair for them to make vision when you can't bring charge anyway, you know, just going to point out that that seems to be in direct contrast in conflicts with what bar said during his press conference today, which is that the wealthy policy did not factor in two molar sufficient to kind of punt on that question. It appears as though it actually did also lot of really interesting stuff in here about you know, what Don Mcgann told the special counsel, and how angry Trump was when Muller was actually appointed..

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"audie barkin" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

08:12 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Criminalize slavery or Mike made slavery illegal in their state this past midterms so they're states still catching up from the civil war. But we haven't passed up. We haven't passed equal rights. It would jump us forward on so many things and it's just like a represents important. I shouldn't like this to that. I shouldn't I fragment shoulders through my hands. That's not the thing to do one doesn't throw hands. Yes. One raises one's fist. Talk about what fuels you to keep going. I think that's one of the questions that I mean, you're very passionate and you've been protesting, but there's not and I think there's a real fatigue from the Trump factor. It's hard for a lot of people. I talked to all the time about staying on ten all the time. You know, how do you make sure they all right? I'm gonna I'm gonna come to the women rule summit. I'm gonna come and I'm going to March again, I'm going to keep going. I mean, partly it's a coup him as a person like if you're curious person. It's it's so fun to go into a room like this and all the random women on their phone who are like you can talk to in the lobby when you see like underneath. I don't even know what that company does I'm curious person. And so going into these spaces like how to get arrested training. That's really interesting to me. I kinda wanna just go look around and meet all these smart people. I think also. There's this podcast. I don't even think it's called politically reacted with Bill rate and after the election. I remember Kamau is like this is going to be a a lot of work, and you're all going to get really tired. And he was like, especially those of you who haven't fought before you're going to feel really tired because you've never fought like this before. But. Although like there are days when I feel really disheartened and pissed off. I also I'm still excited to be living in time of change. And think that's why it's so uncomfortable is because we're in real change right now. And that's why we're so exhausted. And uncomfortable. Like, we're living through an important moment in history. Be a part of it. When you're like somebody's grandma. Ashley cole. My gosh. What what was that? Like did you March? Yeah. It's cool. It's important. I wonder if there are particular connections or moments you've had that have been especially meaningful for you in this time. You mean like inactive ISM? Guess maybe more than that too. That's the right answer. There's one activist named Audie barkin. Who is dying of S and the first time that I became aware of him. He's the one who confronted Jeff flake on the plane about why he was going to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. And I thought that was so brave. I think he was on pensive America. And that was the first time I I heard him talking. And I was like, what's this guy's voice? 'cause I just listened to the podcast. And then they said later that he has less and. Not only is he a charismatic and smart leader. But he's literally using his dying days to try and improve this country. That's really inspiring. And it really makes you feel like I could probably do more. And so like meeting was really cool now I'd like market beside him. I think he's like inspiring. We have a few minutes. Right. That's a question. Just curious to see the clock. It is hard to see the clock. We'll cut all out of the actual broadcast. He mistakes. So obviously, we're some of your passion, and you've talked about getting involved, and we have to talk a little bit about what that's meant in your industry. I'm wondering about your influence on your colleagues like. Like. You got excited. So are you are you dragging people pick picking and screaming or are you recruiting them? Are you are you an evangelist? I mean, like just like in this room. I kind of talking about how to get arrested. I I think there is. Within my industry, people are or have the ability to like pull the spotlight over here. Pull the tension over here. And that's a real power that you have and you should use it, and I don't even necessarily need to tell them what they have to use it for. But I think it's just intimidating. I never door knocked until this midterm election. I was so afraid to doorknob like I thought people are going to ask me about like tax legislation or like, I like stuff I don't know that much about and I don't want to get an argument with somebody like at their house. What if their kids are home early? But then I went and learned about Dr knock gang, and it's not that scary. And you only door knock for the party of the candidate. The argument with somebody because they're like, oh, yeah. Motive for her. Okay. Thanks so much. Here's the voting information. Like have a great day. So I think a lot of it with my colleagues just a giving them the information to not be afraid just instantly know, what it really is. Even if you're a move Israel. You can phone Bank. Like, maybe you can't go door to door. If you're you won't open my door to door, Mike. I don't know. Then you give me more famous than her. So get to work. Yeah. I mean, I was gonna say like I think that stereotypical response might be that aren't you worried about getting recognized. I think some people are worried about not getting recognized probably both. Oh my God. And other times, what are you doing here? I'm like both is weird. I I'm sure like it's being a regular human. But yeah, sometimes that's the same for everybody. You know, like it's awkward and you knock on people's doors, and you're trying to talk to them and you do your best. And sometimes they're nice you and like sometimes people slam the door on my face one lady slams her door my face, still hard. She slammed it, and then she opened it up more than she had the whole time just as she didn't slam it harder my face. So that person was mismarked on. I literally was like nonvoting. What is the most successful evangelistic moment? You've had like there's someone you'd have to name names. But I'm curious about your turnover rate here like your completion rate of getting people involved. And how you do it. There's a lot of people I'm working on. Because part of it takes time and part of it takes proving that Mike I'm out here doing it. And I haven't lost my job, and like I still can be on TV shows and movies, and you're not so mad at me that like on never gonna drive again until I have to do it a lot for them to not be afraid of that. But. I've had some successes. Okay. You didn't have to name. Look around dogging. And also know the new people that are talking. I mean, I'm still feel like I'm in the new great, you know. And so. I'm also support in the people who pulled me into it Twitter part of the baby steps of this some people like make fun of like Twitter activism, but I know that like when I've been re tweeted by famous person on some issue like it does like I mean, it can blow something up like sometimes there's like a journalist or a writer who cast. You know that he tweeted me one time, and I was like oh. Like he is. So smart. Wow. I'm going to learn more about the constitution. I run into him to say, hey, okay. For me. That was that was the greatest I that is a I. We're almost out of time. But I do want to on that note because I don't know how we the peak conversation.

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"audie barkin" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

07:12 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"To the party and to the final for the. IRA? And then if you don't want to work on those two speaking to so many women at this conference. There's so many smart people in here, and I read this statistic recently implementing the number wrong. But I think it's eighty two percent of op EDS are written by straight white men. And I think when we get into this year. I mean, there are going to be legis state legislatures elected this here, but in this non election year one way that we can harness the and continue the energy that we built in the mid terms and make sure these conversations continue in our communities is that smart women start writing off ED's in their local paper. All smart stolman so much expertise. And you definitely have opinions. And that's all. And if you do a March through your town or you protested in front of your assembly men's office, only, so many people see that. But an op Ed really brings up a conversation in your community that smart people who are different backgrounds with all read the newspaper are then talking about, and they know you care about that they'll come find us. I really think op EDS is a place where like all these smart women can bring so many ideas into right back into the communities right now. And being smart and having expertise is actually optional for a lot of bad either. So I think these women can bring all of that to the table. So don't get your like right away. Read enough that I wanted to point out on the area actually, just to blow everyone's mind about just how weird is it the past their Colorado only just. Criminalize slavery or bike made slavery illegal in their state this past midterms so there states still catching up from the civil war. But we haven't passed up. We haven't passed equal rights. It would jump forward on so many things and it's just like a represents an important. I shouldn't like this to that. I shouldn't extract my shoulders. I threw my hands. That's not the thing to do. One. Doesn't throw up one hands. Yes. One raises one's fist. Talk about what fuels you to keep going. I think that's one of the questions that you're very passionate and you've been protesting, but there's Petillo and I think there's a real fatigue from the Trump factor. It's hard for a lot of people. I talked to all the time about staying on ten all the time. You know, how do you make sure they all right? I'm going to I'm going to come to the women rule summit. I'm gonna come. And I'm going to March again, I'm gonna keep going. I mean, partly it's a coup as a person like if you're curious person. It's it's so fun to go into a room like this and all the random women earn on their phone who are like you can talk to in the lobby when you see like on your new technique. Even know what that company does. I'm a curious person. And so going into these spaces like how to get arrested training. That's really interesting to me. I kind of wanted just go look around and meet all these smart people. I think also. There's this podcast. I don't even think it's on anymore called politically reacted with Bill and after the election. I remember Kamau is like this is going to be a a lot of work, and you're all going to get really tired. Especially those of you who haven't fought before you're gonna feel really tired because you've never fought like this before. But. Although like Baradei's days when I feel really disheartened. And I also I'm so excited to be living in a time of change and think that's why it's so uncomfortable because we're in real change right now. And that's why we're so exhausted. And uncomfortable. Like, we're living through an important moment in history. Be a part of it when you are like somebody's grandma on Ashley Cole. My gosh. What what was that? Like did you March? Yeah. It's cool. It's important. I wonder if there are particular connections or moments you've had that have been especially meaningful for you in this time. You mean like inactive, although I guess maybe be more than that too. That's the right answer. There's one activist named Audie barkin. Who is dying of L S and the first time that I became aware of him. He's the one who confronted Jeff flake on the plane about why he was going to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. And I thought that was so brave. I think he was on save America. And that was the first time I I heard him talking, and I was like what's going on with this guy's voice because I just listen to the podcast. And then they said later that he has less and. Not only is he a charismatic and smart leader. But he's literally using his dying days to try and improve this country. That's really inspiring. And it really makes you feel like I could probably do more. And so like meeting some only guardian barking was really cool now I'd like March beside him and. I think he's like inspiring dying. We have a few minutes. You can ask a question is. I'm just curious. Yes. Here's hard to see the clock. It is hard to see the clock. We'll cut all this out of the actual broadcast. Mistakes. So obviously, we're some of your passion, and you've talked about getting involved, and we have to talk a little bit about what that's been in your industry. I'm wondering about your influence on your colleagues like. Like. You got excited. So are you are you dragging people kicking and screaming or are you recruiting them? Are you are you an evangelist? I mean, like just like in this room. Like, I'm talking about how to get arrested. I I think there is. Within my industry. People are influencers have the ability to pull the spotlight over here. Pull the tension over here. And that's a real power that you have and you should use it, and I don't even necessarily need to tell them what they have to use it for. But I think it's just intimidating like, I never door knocked until this midterm election. I was so afraid to doorknob like I thought people are gonna ask me about like tax legislation or like, I like stuff I don't know that much about and I don't want to get an argument with somebody like at their house. What if their kids are home early? But then I went and learned about door knocking, and it's not that scary. And you only door knock for the party of the candidate. Going to get an argument with somebody because they're like. Oh, yeah. Motive for her. Okay. Thanks so much. Here's the voting permission. Like have a great day. So I think a lot of it with my colleagues just a giving them the information to not be afraid just instantly know, what it really is. Even if you're a move Israel. Jacob phone Bank. Yeah. Like, maybe you can't go door to door. If you're you won't Oprah went door to door. Mike. Oh. Then you can't be more famous than her. So get to work. Yeah..

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"audie barkin" Discussed on With Friends Like These

With Friends Like These

09:26 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on With Friends Like These

"Fist. Talk about what fuels you to keep going. I think that's one of the questions that I mean, you're very passionate and you've been protesting, but there's fatigue. And I think there's a real fatigue from the Trump factor. It's hard for a lot of people. I talked to all the time about staying on ten all the time. You know, how do you make sure they all right? I'm gonna I'm gonna come to the women rule summit. I'm going to come. And I'm gonna March again, I'm gonna keep going. I mean, partly it's a coup him as a person like if you're curious person. It's it's so fun to go into a room like this and all the random women earn on their phone who are like you can talk to in the lobby when you see like on your home. I don't even know what that company does I'm curious person. And so going into these spaces like how to get arrested training. That's really interesting to me. I kinda wanted just go look around and meet all these smart people. I think also. There's this podcast. I don't even think it's on anymore called politically reacted with Babel. Yeah rate and after the election, I remember out with like, this is going to be a lot of work, and you're all going to get really tired. And he was like, especially those of you who haven't fought before you're going to feel really tired because you've never thought like this before. But. Although like there are days when I feel really disheartened and pissed off. I also I'm so excited to be living in a time of change. And that's why it's so uncomfortable is because we're in real change right now. And that's why we're so exhausted. I'm uncomfortable. Like, we're living through an important moment in history. Like be a part of it when you're like somebody's grandma, and they actually call my gosh. Like what what was that? Like did you March? Be able to sailing. It's cool. It's important. Life insurance is not a fun topic. 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He's the one who confronted Jeff flake on the plane about why he was going to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. And I thought that was so brave. I think he was on positive America. And that was the first time I I heard him talking. And I I was like what's going what this guy's voice because I just listened to the podcast. And then they said later that he has LS and. Not only is he a charismatic and smart leader. But he's literally using his dying days to try and improve this country. That's really inspiring. And it really makes you feel like I could probably do more. And so like meetings. I'm only audiobook it was really cool. Now, I've like March beside him and. I think he's like inspiring. So obviously of your passion, and you've talked about getting involved, and we have to talk a little bit about what that's been in your industry. I'm wondering about your influence on your colleagues like. You got excited. So are you are you dragging people kicking and screaming or are you recruiting them? Are you are you an evangelist? I mean, like just like in this room icon talking about how to get arrested. I I think there is. Within my industry, Bill or influence or have the ability to like pull the spotlight over here. Pull the tension over here. And that's a real power that you have and you should use it, and I don't even necessarily need to tell them what they have to use it for. But I think it's just intimidating like, I never door knocked until this midterm election. I was so afraid to doorknob like I thought people are going to ask me about like tax legislation or like, I like stuff I don't know that much about and I don't want to get an argument with somebody at their house. What if their kids are home early? But then I went and learned about door knocking, and it's not that scary. And you only door knock for the party of the candidate. Warning. You're not gonna get an argument with somebody because they're like, oh, yeah. Modem for her. Okay. Thanks so much. Here's the voting permission like how great day. So I think a lot of it with my colleagues just giving them the information to not be afraid just didn't. So they know what it really is. Even if you're a move Israel. Geico phone Bank. Yeah. I mean, like, maybe you can't go door to door. If you're you won't open one door to door. Yeah. Me and Mike over here. I don't know. Then you give me more famous than are so get to work. Yeah. I mean, I was gonna say like I think that stereotypical responser might be. Are you worried about getting recognized? I think some people are worried about not getting recognized probably both happens. I'm not going to be on the doors. And they're like, oh my God. And other times, what are you doing here? I don't know who I am. Like both is weird. I'm sure like it's being a regular human would. Yeah. Sometimes that's the same for everybody know like it's awkward and you knock on people's doors, and you're trying to talk to them and you do your best. And sometimes they're nice you and like sometimes people slam their door my face one lady slams her door my face, so hard. She slammed it, and then she opened it up more than she had the whole time. Just so she didn't slam it harder my face. So that person was mismarked on the I literally like non voting. What is the most successful evangelistic moment? You've had like if there's someone you don't have to name names. But I'm curious about your turnover rate here like your completion rate of getting people involved and had how you do it. I mean like there's a lot of people I'm working on. Because part of it takes time and part of it takes proving that Mike I'm out here doing it. And I haven't lost my job, and like I still can be on TV shows movies. And you're not so mad at me that like on never gonna job again until I have to do it a law for them to not be afraid of that. But. I've had some successes. Okay. You said you didn't have to name. So I guess I mean look around who's dogging? And also like, you know, the new people that are talking. I mean, I'm still feel like I'm in the new great, you know. And so. I'm also supported in the people who pulled me into it is Twitter part of the baby steps of this could be some people make fun of like, Twitter, activism. But I know that like when I've been re tweeted by famous person on some issue like it does like I mean, it can blow something up like sometimes there's like the journalist or writer who like casts on Steen. You know that I've rushing Hugh between me one time. And I was like.

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"audie barkin" Discussed on With Friends Like These

With Friends Like These

09:26 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on With Friends Like These

"Fist. Talk about what fuels you to keep going. I think that's one of the questions that I mean, you're very passionate and you've been protesting, but there's fatigue. And I think there's a real fatigue from the Trump factor. It's hard for a lot of people. I talked to all the time about staying on ten all the time. You know, how do you make sure they all right? I'm gonna I'm gonna come to the women rule summit. I'm going to come. And I'm gonna March again, I'm gonna keep going. I mean, partly it's a coup him as a person like if you're curious person. It's it's so fun to go into a room like this and all the random women earn on their phone who are like you can talk to in the lobby when you see like on your home. I don't even know what that company does I'm curious person. And so going into these spaces like how to get arrested training. That's really interesting to me. I kinda wanted just go look around and meet all these smart people. I think also. There's this podcast. I don't even think it's on anymore called politically reacted with Babel. Yeah rate and after the election, I remember out with like, this is going to be a lot of work, and you're all going to get really tired. And he was like, especially those of you who haven't fought before you're going to feel really tired because you've never thought like this before. But. Although like there are days when I feel really disheartened and pissed off. I also I'm so excited to be living in a time of change. And that's why it's so uncomfortable is because we're in real change right now. And that's why we're so exhausted. I'm uncomfortable. Like, we're living through an important moment in history. Like be a part of it when you're like somebody's grandma, and they actually call my gosh. Like what what was that? Like did you March? Be able to sailing. It's cool. It's important. Life insurance is not a fun topic. 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He's the one who confronted Jeff flake on the plane about why he was going to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. And I thought that was so brave. I think he was on positive America. And that was the first time I I heard him talking. And I I was like what's going what this guy's voice because I just listened to the podcast. And then they said later that he has LS and. Not only is he a charismatic and smart leader. But he's literally using his dying days to try and improve this country. That's really inspiring. And it really makes you feel like I could probably do more. And so like meetings. I'm only audiobook it was really cool. Now, I've like March beside him and. I think he's like inspiring. So obviously, we're some of your passion, and you've talked about getting involved, and we have to talk a little bit about what that's been in your industry. I'm wondering about your influence on your colleagues like. You got excited. So are you are you dragging people kicking and screaming or are you recruiting them? Are you are you an evangelist? I mean, like just like in this room icon talking about how to get arrested. I I think there is. Within my industry, Bill or influence or have the ability to like pull the spotlight over here. Pull the tension over here. And that's a real power that you have and you should use it, and I don't even necessarily need to tell them what they have to use it for. But I think it's just intimidating like, I never door knocked until this midterm election. I was so afraid to doorknob like I thought people are going to ask me about like tax legislation or like, I like stuff I don't know that much about and I don't want to get an argument with somebody at their house. What if their kids are home early? But then I went and learned about door knocking, and it's not that scary. And you only door knock for the party of the candidate. Warning. You're not gonna get an argument with somebody because they're like, oh, yeah. Modem for her. Okay. Thanks so much. Here's the voting permission like how great day. So I think a lot of it with my colleagues just giving them the information to not be afraid just didn't. So they know what it really is. Even if you're a move Israel. Geico phone Bank. Yeah. I mean, like, maybe you can't go door to door. If you're you won't open one door to door. Yeah. Me and Mike over here. I don't know. Then you give me more famous than are so get to work. Yeah. I mean, I was gonna say like I think that stereotypical responser might be. Are you worried about getting recognized? I think some people are worried about not getting recognized probably both happens. I'm not going to be on the doors, and they're like, oh my God. And other times, what are you doing here? I don't know who I am. Like both is weird. I'm sure like it's being a regular human would. Yeah. Sometimes that's the same for everybody know like it's awkward and you knock on people's doors, and you're trying to talk to them and you do your best. And sometimes they're nice you and like sometimes people slam their door my face one lady slams her door my face, so hard. She slammed it, and then she opened it up more than she had the whole time. Just so she didn't slam it harder my face. So that person was miss marked on the I literally like non voting. What is the most successful evangelistic moment? You've had like if there's someone you don't have to name names. But I'm curious about your turnover rate here like your completion rate of getting people involved and had how you do it. I mean like there's a lot of people I'm working on. Because part of it takes time and part of it takes proving that Mike I'm out here doing it. And I haven't lost my job, and like I still can be on TV shows movies. And you're not so mad at me that like on never gonna job again until I have to do it a law for them to not be afraid of that. But. I've had some successes. Okay. You said you didn't have to name. So I guess I mean look around who's dogging? And also like, you know, the new people that are talking. I mean, I'm still feel like I'm in the new great, you know. And so. I'm also supported in the people who pulled me into it is Twitter part of the baby steps of this could be some people make fun of like, Twitter, activism. But I know that like when I've been re tweeted by famous person on some issue like it does like I mean, it can blow something up like sometimes there's like the journalist or writer who like casts on Steen. You know that I've rushing Hugh between me one time. And I was like.

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"audie barkin" Discussed on With Friends Like These

With Friends Like These

04:05 min | 1 year ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on With Friends Like These

"I wonder it's if their particular connections moments you've had that have been especially meaningful for you in this time. You mean like inactive ISM, although I guess maybe more than that too. That's the right answer. There's one activist named Audie barkin. Who is dying of AOL s and the first time I became aware of him. He's the one who confronted Jeff flake on the plane about why he was going to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. And I thought that was so brave. I think he was on positive America. And that was the first time I I heard him talking. And I I was like what's going what this guy's voice because I just listened to the podcast. And then they said later that he has LS and. Not only is he a charismatic and smart leader. But he's literally using his dying days to try and improve this country. That's really inspiring. And it really makes you feel like I could probably do more. And so like meetings. I'm only audiobook it was really cool. Now, I've like March beside him and. I think he's like inspiring. So obviously of your passion, and you've talked about getting involved, and we have to talk a little bit about what that's been in your industry. I'm wondering about your influence on your colleagues like. You got excited. So are you are you dragging people kicking and screaming or are you recruiting them? Are you are you an evangelist? I mean, like just like in this room icon talking about how to get arrested. I I think there is. Within my industry, Bill or influence or have the ability to like pull the spotlight over here. Pull the tension over here. And that's a real power that you have and you should use it, and I don't even necessarily need to tell them what they have to use it for. But I think it's just intimidating like, I never door knocked until this midterm election. I was so afraid to doorknob like I thought people are going to ask me about like tax legislation or like, I like stuff I don't know that much about and I don't want to get an argument with somebody at their house. What if their kids are home early? But then I went and learned about door knocking, and it's not that scary. And you only door knock for the party of the candidate. Warning. You're not gonna get an argument with somebody because they're like, oh, yeah. Modem for her. Okay. Thanks so much. Here's the voting permission like how great day. So I think a lot of it with my colleagues just giving them the information to not be afraid just didn't. So they know what it really is. Even if you're a move Israel. Geico phone Bank. Yeah. I mean, like, maybe you can't go door to door. If you're you won't open one door to door. Yeah. Me and Mike over here. I don't know. Then you give me more famous than are so get to work. Yeah. I mean, I was gonna say like I think that stereotypical responser might be. Are you worried about getting recognized? I think some people are worried about not getting recognized probably both happens. I'm not going to be on the doors. And they're like, oh my God. And other times, what are you doing here? I don't know who I am. Like both is weird. I'm sure like it's being a regular human would. Yeah. Sometimes that's the same for everybody know like it's awkward and you knock on people's doors, and you're trying to talk to them and you do your best. And sometimes they're nice you and like sometimes people slam their door my face one lady slams her door my face, so hard. She slammed it, and then she opened it up more than she had the whole time. Just so she didn't slam it harder my face. So that person was mismarked on the I literally like non voting. What is the most successful evangelistic moment? You've had like if there's someone you don't have to name names. But I'm curious about your turnover rate here like your completion rate of getting people involved and had how you do it. I mean like there's a lot of people I'm working on. Because part of it takes time and part of it takes proving that Mike I'm out here doing it..

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"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

05:29 min | 2 years ago

"audie barkin" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Ripping families apart and then you have to look at economy here in la like many main streets of of america sixty one percent of new businesses started by immigrants and children of immigrants so you know i think you have to flip that script it can't just be about saying we're rights who were about sanctuary or this or that you have to be about what's practical and this is a weak president he doesn't understand how to govern he doesn't understand how to protect people here who cares more about the safety of my family and my city those of us who live here for him that's an easy question we're looking at senator harris just ran into john legend and chris teagan grandbaby all out here to speak in support the movement and then the real star of the show that we're all trying to get to you as audie barkin is just beyond them so we're going to interview him this soon as we possibly can so do you think that that people are making a connection between what we're seeing on immigration which is obviously gone people pretty upset i'm what we're seeing in the decisions coming out of the court decisions around preexisting conditions do you think that people are seeing this as part of one story about what the trump administration's trying to do are jerks and as well we have to do as organizers think sell people and their question is always about margin right have forty percent of and ms woke and on your side you lose every election you know land fifty three than valor show there is how do we read we will only marginally interested or who are too busy bed ten june everyday and hope this you as breaking through but i don't think we'll know and you know when them morning election the via different to you now than they did twelve eighteen months ago this just more of the same with more tax and difficulty i feel like the last month since the family separation started crisis started there's been a bit of a shift where there's more people who are already angrier angrier people who may not have still been paying attention to politics are now paying attention i had a bunch of friends even about this march and be like i think i wanna do this i wanna go down i haven't march before so i think it's reached a fever pitch over the last month or so i think there was a couple months there between the healthcare fight and the tax fight now where people are sort of just like what's the news is at muller's it russia devlin yelling and now it's back to issues where they're huge stakes for people and it feels like more of a crisis atmosphere that's my sense of the the muller stories are like the intrigue that people look forward to unfolding the bad thing happened but when family separation happened it shows the stakes election and then when the supreme court opening occurred it could be a moment where people go into the deepest pit of despair they've been in since the election or they get to fuck and work and thank god for guys like you putting together events like this and people are getting to work this through i'm going on during today we're gonna go and rv with says the premiere of the way to maine to charge voters and americans about why they need till organize and they're never and there's good and their word and through this election like democracy depend on the tour schedule is posted on my twitter feed at bergen loved this come out with doing down all in rallies voter registration drives were run out funds publicans and jason down so i love by good to fund darcom i've there and loved his on the this man we're about to speak with senator comma harris who represents us from state of california and has been a leader on the conversation about immigration an ice and the.

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