37 Burst results for "Barack"
Why Did the Democrats Choose Stacey Abrams?
"Stacey Abrams rebutted, I had a response to, I don't know what it would be considered officially, but she had came through and I said, who is this woman? Because I've never heard of her before, she does not appear to be a part of the Clinton cabal or a part of the Obama legacy. None of those things. I've never heard of her never seen her before. And she looked kind of sloppy if you ask me, she don't really look like she's well put together. She's very smart. It seems like she's educated, but she didn't seem like she was someone that the Democrat party wanted to present as the next generation of Democrats, right? Because Barack Obama was a significant play for the Democrat party. I'm going to leave it at that. I mean, he was good-looking, very charismatic, you know, he was then presidential, you know? He could speak. He would say all the right things and the Democrats could really use him and they did to usher in this idea of the first black president and it got a lot of people fired up and a lot of people voted for him. A lot of black people voted for him just because he was black, understandably so I don't think he's right, but I understand why. But why did they choose Stacey Abrams? Is the biggest question? The Stacey Abrams ran against governor Kemp in Georgia and she lost. I mean, she got a butt handed to her. She lost by 55,000 votes. Now she keeps coming back, she keeps showing up, and of course she's running again. This year, find herself in a position of authority for the Democrat party.
Fresh update on "barack" discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"How do you feel when you are told by a member of a party that has made it its mission to fundamentally transform America from what it is into something else? And that was, the language used by Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Obama Biden. In 2008 and again in 2012, was all about the fundamental transformation of America they meant it. Change it from what it is to something else. And now they're projecting on you, saying that Republicans, maga Republicans to be precise, are trying to destroy the United States of America. She ran through a litany of just complete lies, which we'll get into, but I want to go to the phones here. But I wonder how you feel about that as a mega American. If you're a mega Republican again, that doesn't mean you just believe that Donald Trump is God, and I worship him without Trump America will die. No, no, no, no. I don't believe that. I don't believe that. And I don't think you believe that. I think Donald Trump was a tremendously successful president and a tremendous number of levels over the course of probably three and a half years. It started to get away because of COVID at the end of his presidency. I think we would have been in a world of better shape if he had been allowed to win reelection. I believe it was stolen from him, but I think the response to COVID would have been far, far better. I think we would have been far more ahead. I don't think we'd be in the state of inflation and economic turmoil and immigration turmoil that we are right now. But nonetheless, it's not about just him. It's about the movement that he began for all of us for 330 million Americans, making America great again, being America first means putting all of our priorities ahead of those of people around the world, particularly people who don't often wish the United States well. These are not our Friends, in many cases. All right, we're going to go to the phones and find out how you react to these things. We're going to start out with Don calling us from Huntington Beach. Don, you are in a punch this up right there. Help me out here, Shawnee. Let's see. We're done..
Larry Elder and Sebastian Discusses the Rare Footage in 'Uncle Tom 2'
"Really kind of punched me in the gut with this movie is just the first four minutes just the footage that your guys found black families in the 30 40s and 50s, just the opulence, the prosperity, the elegance, the self confidence oozing out of two dimensional pictures and black and white, home movies, and look, I'm a white dude who's an immigrant to America. I was pissed of what's happened to that community in America. How did you guys just find that footage? Well, it was the director, Justin Malone, who's just an brilliant director. And our composer's name is Damon Chris well. He scored both movies. And again, it gave you kind of the atmosphere of the whole thing. But you're quite right. Even after black's emerged from slavery, when we were talking about lynchings and KKK and Jim Crow, black people still kept moving forward. Why? Strong nuclear intact family. It was rare for a black kid to be born into a world without his father married to the mother. A strong belief in patriotism, believe it or not, you read the speeches by people like Frederick Douglas Booker T. Washington, the riddled with praise for American values. Judeo Christian values and a belief in entrepreneurship. And Uncle Tom two talks about what's happened. How did the righteous civil rights movement get hijacked by these leftists, Democrats, socialists, collectivists, and marxists who want to dethrone God, marks, of course, was an atheist and on the website a Black Lives Matter. We talk a lot about Black Lives Matter and Uncle Tom too. They attack the nuclear family and Karl Marx hated capitalism, let alone entrepreneurship, so the very things that made black people and able to endure in the face of horrific obstacles. God, family, American values, and entrepreneurship are all under attack right now by people like Barack Obama who said America has racism in its DNA.
Fresh update on "barack" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Suspended a patriot in every single sense of the word. That's what bothers me. You know, we had this conversation. This isn't a self praise moment. I don't need it. You don't need it. Who cares? Nobody gives a damn about what I did or didn't do. It doesn't make a difference. I just say it for perspective is that when I walked away, I walked away, there was nothing God forbid someone told me, hey, Barack Obama just ordered a search warrant as someone's house or something. The DoJ, I would have been like, what are you kidding me? I would have quit on the spot. I just saw the political environment in general under the Obama administration deteriorating and I wasn't going to be a part of it like this country matters to me like it matters to you. But I only got about a minute left. So I'm going to wrap this up question, but isn't it their responsibility as the most powerful law enforcement agents in the entire world? To kind of know what's going on like, hey, we're going to arrest this pro life guy for a misdemeanor so like maybe do a quick Internet search and say, I'm sorry, but I'm not going to take part in this. That would be my thought. One of the things that Steven Fred and I both agreed on is that when we looked at our resumes, we're really good fits to be FBI agents. And there's not a ton of other things that we're super qualified to do. And so that leaves you with that spot where a lot of these guys are going to be making that decision based on looking down the line saying, hey, I've got I can go be a comp and make a third of the money. That's probably honorable. But a lot of people can't take that hit and I wish some people start doing it. I mean, I took the hit to zero. So I'm okay with it. I made my decision. I hope other people start making some good decisions as well. I'm not asking anyone to do what I did, but they got to fix it inside. That's the only way it's going to get fixed or I'm not a 100% in disagreement with your previous statements earlier last hour about it's got to get it's got to get revamped. Folks, please follow this gentleman. He's a patriot. A whistleblower in the real sense of the word at Kyle Kyle seraphin. SER, a PHI in both true social and Twitter column to make a quick prediction. I'm way over on time here, but yeah, you did take a hit to zero. You lost everything. So did I? I couldn't put braces on my kid's teeth at one point. And went on for years. But I'm going to make a prediction. That's not going to last forever, man. The Patriots out there want to see people like you succeed, and they don't want to see people like you punished for doing the right thing. I'm just going to leave it at that. Call surfing. Thank you so much for speaking out. This will not be the last time we talk. I promise you, thanks for coming on today, spending some time with my audience. Thanks, Dan. I appreciate it. You got it. Folks, that's what real heroism looks like. Pension, healthcare, everything gone. Guys got kids, man. Gone. To speak out. I told you there was some patriots there, and he ain't going to be the last one. I got to take a break. We'll be right
Col. David Giammona: What the Biden Admin Thinks About Our Soldiers
"David, I'm curious to get your take on this because the average enlisted let's say for the enlisted person in the army, not making a lot of money quite frankly, some people working McDonald's are making more than people that are putting their lives on the line to defend our freedom. Well, you expect me to be clearly honest if this was president Trump, this would never be happening. I guarantee it. But this is what the Biden administration thinks of our soldiers to spend $560 billion on student loans in which they don't know where the money is coming from. Of course they do. It's coming from us, the taxpayer, and then spending billions as you said, the Ukraine has spent an optics, Joe. I mean, Joe Biden, you need to understand that the whole law is looking at you and Barack Obama was exactly right about Joe Biden. Leave it to Joe to screw things up and here we go again.
Wisconsin Senate Candidate Slams America's Work Ethic
"Mandela Barnes, cut number four. We have to play it to continue to push forward on that journey of progress and equity. We have to emphasize the importance of grassroots work at every community of which not only our federalist state representatives, but also our local issues. And as we've seen over the last several weeks, our school board members, especially and I need to get to the point about critical race theory. That's something else too. It would be foolish to assume that the wealth of America was already justly. The foolish to assume the wealth of America was earned justly. I find that astonishing that anyone would vote for someone like that. The Fourteenth Amendment passing in 1868, slavery, of course, ending with the Civil War. There was still injustice after that separate, but equal remained the law of the land until 1954. And so it's only been 70 years since we got started on truly treating people equally. And that wasn't perfected, certainly. But everyone who built their own business out there, you didn't build that. That's what Barack Obama said and what Mandela Barnes believed. John
Rich White Liberals Were Triggered About Having Brown Neighbors
"Meanwhile, the situation in Martha's Vineyard, ladies and gentlemen, the great invasion of 2022, will certainly go down in the annals of American history as one of the most traumatic moments in the nation. When rich white liberals were confronted with the fact that they might have brown neighbors. It is, I know people were triggered. It was an incredibly traumatic moment for the people there in Martha's Vineyard with the 50 illegal aliens showed up looking for food and shelter. And by the way, to our knowledge, Barack Hussein Obama, who has that beautiful multi-million dollar ten bedroom mansion right there in Martha's Vineyard, did not offer a single brown person refuge in his mansion. Neither did Oprah. Now I don't know what to make of all of that, but that's just the reality of the situation. Regardless, the rich white liberals were so aggrieved that they summoned the military to come in and immediately repel the invading horde of illegals. And now they are residing at joint base Cape Cod. But the fallout from all of this continues.
Caller: Barack Obama Can Host the Illegals at His Home
"Hi, Todd. Well, I just think that as being that they deported these poor people. That maybe what was said, the people sent were in divers enough. So maybe we ought to send about 250 and plan them right in front of Barack Obama's house, with that big piece of property he should take care of him. Yeah, look, there was there was somebody from Martha's Vineyard. I want to play some audio for you web. This lady was, I believe, in charger is in charge of the homeless department there on the island. Let's take a listen. What are the most difficult challenges right now? The difficult challenges are. We have, at some point in time, they have to move from somewhere else. We can not, we don't have the services to take care of 50 immigrants and we certainly don't have housing. We're in a housing crisis as we are on this island and to do it. We can't house everyone here that lives here and works here. We don't have housing for 50 more people. All right, so Webb. Here you go. We've got the housing director there saying we don't have any place to put these 50 people. Web there are dozens and dozens of empty mansions right now on that island. But here's the other thing too. They could set up a tenth city on Barack's 29 acres or better than that web Obama's got ten bedrooms in that multi-million dollar seaside mansion. You'd probably get 5 or 6 apiece in each of the rooms.
Martha's Vineyard Deports the Illegals to Cape Cod
"In my fingers, grace baker just had to be the breaking news alert. It appears that Martha's Vineyard is now deporting the illegals. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, a breaking news from Martha's Vineyard. The illegal aliens, and by the way, if you listen to the mainstream media coverage, as I was doing, as I was driving back across the states of Alabama and Mississippi, if you believe the mainstream media coverage, I just thought there were idle hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens that have been dumped in Martha's Vineyard. Which, by the way, is not necessarily a bad thing, in my estimation. But it turned out to be only about 50 people that were that were sent there to Martha's Vineyard and the rich white liberals got triggered. Now, I want to try to approach this from the mindset of the rich white liberal who lives in Martha's Vineyard. Now these are the people that are out there telling all the rest of us that we are not diverse enough, we're not tolerant enough, we're not, we're not our skin shade is not dark enough. Trying to find a nice way to say it. That's why I was hemming and hawing. All the while, these people are lily white liberals. I mean, these people, the only blacks, the only people of color on Martha's Vineyard, besides Barack Hussein Obama and his wife, misses Michelle Obama. Would be the help.
Tucker Carlson: Barack Obama Is Racist
"Obama's were in fact despised immigrants. So when they moved to a $12 million seaside compound on Martha's Vineyard, the point is not to live in luxury with other rich people. No, obviously, the point is to diversify Martha's Vineyard. To strike a blow for justice. That makes sense to us and we felt better. But then last night happened and we started to rethink our assumptions about the Obama it's about a lot of things. Because a plane load of highly diverse immigrants arrived on Martha's Vineyard to join the obamas, but the obamas didn't welcome them. There was not a word from Barack or Michelle Obama. Barack wasn't waiting at the airport to greet the diversifiers with flowers. He didn't issue a statement of congratulations. He didn't invite a single Venezuelan to his home. How come? Could it be that Barack Obama isn't really actually in real life in favor of diversity at all? Could it be that Barack Obama strongly prefers blond SoulCycle moms in Lululemon to sweaty third world campus sinos and dirty work pants? Could it be? We can't say. But we can tell you that if you want to find out what people really think, go ahead and ignore what they say and watch how they live. And by that measure, the one that matters Barack and Michelle Obama are every bit as bigoted as any board member in any restricted country club in the Deep South, assuming those still exist. Those people, they're not dating my daughter, I can tell you that. In other words, we learned this week that Barack Obama really is a racist and not in the way you've always assumed. Obama may heat white people, he certainly seems to, but he also demands to live around them and only them. But the obamas to be fair are not alone in this. His friends at the news networks in Washington, New York and Los Angeles feel exactly the same way because they're exactly the same sort of people. You want to talk real fierce Tucker's fears. There's a lot of fierce voices in America
Calculating the MAGA Coefficient in Congress With Rep. Matt Gaetz
"The best argument I heard in opposition to that is don't we want to level a metaphorical extinction event of the Democrat party. If we have a 50 or 60 or 70 seat majority, you're going to have some maga in America firsters along the way and it's going to put Democrats into oblivion. They won't be able to get political power anytime soon. What do you think of that argument? Well, let's play that back to 2010. In 2010, Republicans had overwhelming wins in the midterms and did that result in the extinction of the Democratic Party. No, why? Because the Democrats controlled The White House and the administrative state and the deep state and they were able to use that to Marshall a big win for Barack Obama in 2012. So I think that that's had a proof of concept. It did not result in the extinction event. I think the extinction event for Republicans was probably more likely getting power and then not doing enough with it to vindicate our voters, right? I mean, we lost in 2018 because we didn't keep the promises that we made for multiple elections before Donald Trump was even on the political stage regarding the repeal of ObamaCare.
A Montage of Joe Biden's Recent Blunders & Lies
"But we don't need to go to ancient history We can go to more recent history Just in the last ten years or so Cut 22 ago And it happens to be as Barack says a three letter word jobs JOBS John Where do you got the first sort of mainstream African American Yes Who is articulate and bright and clean Nice looking guy I mean that's a storybook man We hold these truths to be self evident All men and women created by go you know you know the thing You can not go to a 7 11 or a Dunkin Donuts Unless you have a slight Indian accent to fully I'm not joking And you don't know my state My state was a slave state My state is a border state My state is the 8th largest black population in the country My state is anything from a northeast liberal state I'm not going to be immune I got something to do I got to go do it Chuck Graham state senators here Chuck Stand up chuck let them see you Oh God love you What am I talking about I tell you what you're making everybody else stand up though pal Thank you very very much
Who Is Judge Beryl Howell and Why Does She Need to Be Impeached?
"To go down your Twitter feed Julie for things to talk about. Will you tell all of our list is in viewers? Who is beryl Howell and why should this person be impeached? You know, it's amazing to watch for all the condemnation about judge cannon because she was appointed by Donald Trump. Completely ignoring what's happening on this D.C. district court, populated with judges who were appointed when Joe Biden was vice president. This includes barrel Howell, who is appointed by Barack Obama, I believe in 2012. She is a hyper partisan. I'll save some of my more incendiary adjectives for her after listening to her and watching her in the past two years. But she also handled the grand jury for the Robert Mueller investigation. She's handling the grand jury related to January 6th. She is hyper partisan. She shows open contempt for Donald Trump and his supporters in these court hearings for January 6th prosecutions. So now, but no one has asked for her to step down or recuse herself as the main judge handling this widespread criminal investigation. Now what comes out today that there's a grand jury investigations subpoenas related to the save America path. The pact that was created, of course, after the election. What does this have to do with January 6th? She is signing. She is the one overseeing all of this. You saw her. She was the one. Who signed up on the subpoena issued to related to the rate of Mar-a-Lago. So no one is calling into question judge barrel. Howells integrity or whether she should recuse herself because she was appointed by the president of the vice president Joe Biden, his last political rival and potential political rival, it's just another double standard and you have seen no criticism in the media of barrel howells conduct.
Todd Starnes: Republicans Need a United Front
"My husband and I donated once to Mitt Romney when he was running against Barack Obama. And I got more mail back. Asking me for more money than I sent you. They wasted the money on emailing me or sending me actual mail, asking me for more money than I actually sent them. Why would I want to do that? I get that that's like, oh, we've got a donor on the line. We're going to keep asking, but after a while you have to look at, are you wasting the money? I'm with you. I don't understand where this money is going. And I think that's a question that needs to be answered. And the other thing, at least from my perspective, is I think that people don't want to donate to losers. I don't want to donate money to a group of people who just throw the towel in and go, well, we're not going to win this race anyway, so we're out. And we're just going to pull the money from someone who can win, and they just walk away. Why do I want to support that? You know, Mary, it seems to me at this point that there really needs to be a united frontier among all the candidates. If you're running on the Republican ticket, if it's at the national state or local level, it needs to be about crime crime crime. Yes. This is the issue that is resonating with people. And of course, our show originates from Tennessee. We've been in the national use for two weeks. I know that's a shocker, but honestly, the reason, I mean, look, we've got those kinds of murders happening every day of Memphis. So this is nothing new for us, but if the Republicans can not win the hearts of the minds, they are not going to do well. And they're going to have trouble retaking the House of Representatives, the Senate may be completely out of reach if they do not mobilize around the issues that people are talking about at the diners and around the dinner table.
Georgia's shifting politics force GOP to look beyond Atlanta
"Republicans are changing their campaign strategy in Georgia Northern Georgia has become one of the most Republican areas in the country over the last three decades Stevens county commissioner Dennis bell says when he was a kid he could remember his family being Democrat When I got my teenage years most of them started swapping over to the Republican Party White county resident Vicky McMurray attended an event held by the Democrats in July in Clayton Georgia She says there are still some democratic strongholds in northern Georgia but she says it's hard to tell It's hard to see the difference I'm not going to lie I wish we could see it but we see the difference in what happens Northern Georgia is overwhelmingly white and those who study the electorate say that many white voters who were Democrat made a hard turn against Barack Obama the nation's first black president I'm Donna water
The Reason Joe Biden Used Evil, Red Lighting in His Speech
"Numbers are sort of all over the place for the Republicans, but regardless the Republicans are going to retake the House of Representatives, barring some sort of a cancellation of the elections. And that is something we need to be very wary about. Joe Biden and the Biden administration had been determined over the past, well, a month or so of really trying to foment or trigger or instigate some sort of a national incident. And that's why Joe Biden, by the way, came out at independence hall, gave that horrific address from the Gates of hell, the blood red lighting, the marines being forced to stand in the background. There was a reason for that. And the reason is that the Biden administration and this is really not Joe Biden. He's just the porridge for brain's mouthpiece of this. The real people behind the scenes are Barack Obama and Susan Rice. They're the ones that are pulling the strings here. This has their fingerprints all over it. And they're hoping something is triggered in the maga community. They want maga out on the streets, shooting things up, burning things down, causing mayhem to a point where they would have to either postpone or cancel the elections or God forbid have to declare martial law. That's what they're wanting. I don't think that's going to happen.
Barack Obama: We're Better off With Biden Than With Trump
"How about Obama yesterday? Praising Biden, Shane, we're better off. Under Biden than we were, Donald Trump. Listen to this. You have guided us through some perilous times. You've built on and gone beyond. The work we all did together to expand healthcare, to fight climate change, to advance social justice and to promote economic fairness. Thanks to your decency and thanks to your strength, maybe most of all, thanks to your faith in our democracy and the American people. The country is better off than when you took office. Then we should all be deeply grateful for that. So thank you so much. He doesn't even believe that. You could hear it in his voice. He's reading the words on the tell. He doesn't even believe that. The country is better off than it was when you took office. Sure. And there's no secret Obama despises Joe Biden. He has no respect for him. Remember how they had to beg Obama to campaign for him? He can't stand Joe Biden. He has zero respect for Joe Biden. Joe Biden's been on the wrong side of every Joe Biden was the guy in the room with Obama that didn't want to take out Osama bin Laden. That's Joe Biden's claim to fame. The only guy and the Echelon of power that didn't want to take out Osama bin Laden when we did.
Obamas return to White House for unveiling of official portraits
"Barack and Michelle Obama now have their official portraits hanging in The White House continuing a long tradition and one they hope inspires every American These portraits have a special significance After the paintings were unveiled the obamas noted they don't look like the others A portrait of a biracial kid with an unusual name and the daughter of a water pump operator and a stay at home mom They were just kids from Hawaii and Chicago south side When future generations walked these halls and look up at these portraits
Barack and Michelle Obama unveil official portraits in White House ceremony
"The obamas have a return to The White House for the unveiling of their official portraits Barack and Michelle welcome home President Biden hosted the ceremony for his former boss There are a few people I've ever known with more integrity decency and moral courage than Barack Obama His portrait by Robert mccurdy shows him in a black suit standing expressionless against a white background Obama says Sharon sprung captured everything he loves about his wife Her grace her intelligence and the fact that she's fine It was Michelle Obama's first White House visit since moving out A girl like me
Bidens welcome Obamas for portrait unveiling
"A White House tradition will resume today after a hiatus during the Trump years Barack and Michelle Obama will return to The White House for the unveiling of their official portraits Which will hang on the walls of The White House forever as reminders of the power of hope and change Spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre says President Biden's eager to greet his former boss The sitting president traditionally welcomes his immediate predecessor for the unveiling but that did not happen under Donald Trump The Obama portraits will join the collection of all past presidents starting with the famous George Washington painting There's nothing else in The White House presently that was there on day one except for that portrait The day in 1800 when White House historical association chief Stuart mclaurin says John and Abigail Adams moved in as the mansion's first residence Sagar Meghani Washington
"barack" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Is for all the times we didn't live up to our ideals for all the times that we've made mistakes on the international stage. Or. Hypocritical in terms of how we applied our faith and democracy. If we get democracy right, democracy is stronger around the globe. And when we don't get it right or we don't look like we care about it, others fill that gap. People, even our enemies, recognize that what happens here. If we can make a democracy function where you look at this room and you've got people from every corner of the globe, every racial group, every ethnicity, every religion, every culture that if we can figure out how to live together and treat each other with dignity and respect, then others start feeling like, well, maybe it's possible in our play in our country too. And when we look like we have abandoned those ideals or we're not willing to fight for them, robustly. Then around our around the world, people start saying, see? That was always a pipe dream and the putins of the world have a much easier time. There are a dozen other subjects to talk about, but well out of time. And just a reminder that we're meeting here again at 9. We have an amazing program tomorrow and I want you all to come, but in the meantime, please join on behalf of David in the institute of politics and behalf of the Atlantic. Please join me in thanking president Obama for his time today. Thank you everybody. This episode was produced by Kevin Townsend and Rebecca Rashid with help from Emily gotcha Marconi. Our executive producer is claudina bait. If you value what we're doing here at the Atlantic, please consider subscribing. You can watch the full coverage of the event at the Atlantic dot com slash disinformation conference. A special thank you to the University of Chicago's institute of politics..
"barack" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"For a primarily virtual social media space, the same kinds of rules, norms, practices, processes that existed before. And I think that's going to, I think that's going to take a while. But you are going to have a better idea of what works and what doesn't. To encourage veracity, accountability, the ability to listen to people who you don't agree with, to create those spaces, and so through the foundation and other institutions, really soliciting from young people ideas, and trying out a bunch of things. And you know, I think this is going to be, it's going to take some time. I don't think this is a, there are no silver bullet solutions to this, and I don't think that it's going to be solved in a year or two years or four years, I think this is building up the habits, the muscles of democracy that have atrophied is going to take some time. But I'll close with what I said before. If you ask me, how I'm going to sort through what are genuinely a set of genuinely difficult questions, technological questions, free speech questions, how do we encourage citizens questions? If you ask me, what's my guiding principle? My guiding principle is, does this make our democracy stronger or weaker? And when I say democracy, I don't just mean elections. Does this make a multi racial vast diverse country more likely to work together? And to affirm basic notions of fairness, process, truth, or is it sending us in the reverse direction? Of tribalism. Resentment, anger, division. And so that's what I'm thinking about. That's what I'm working on. And the reason that it's important for us to get this right, you started with a Ukraine, I'll end with Ukraine. This is an international trend. And the one thing I'm here to report on about America.
"barack" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Dominating the space. Over the past couple of days, we've collected some questions for president Obama. And I want to throw two quick ones at you. And then a final question of Maria ressa inspired question for you from me. This is from Anne moss here at the University of Chicago. Was there a moment in your presidency you can identify when you or your advisers came to realize that social media itself posed a threat to American democracy? What was it? Was there a hinge moment when you just went, oh, what is happening here? Well, it's weird to remember that the smartphone came out in 2010. I mean, it's been 12 years. Since this ubiquitous thing came out, and so for us, what we saw was a I think you can draw a direct line during our campaign, Sarah Palin, birth, birtherism, death panels, there was what's been called truth decay, right? There was an erosion of what was considered acceptable to assert in the press period. That's all pre social media. So what I did see was I think a erosion of accountability norms and standards. In accelerated in political life, and then when social media hits, then I think that you saw it spread and accelerate. But I wouldn't actually, I wouldn't say that even by 2012 that social media was the main carrier. I think it was actually in my second term. That you start seeing not just bad information, but you also start seeing an acceleration of misinformation. And by 2016, that's when I think it, well, we know what happened. Nutella. One more question. This is from Connor Lee, who's a student here at the University of Chicago. And you've sort of touched on this, but it might be worth dilating on it for a second. What is your advice to young people who seek to play a part in protecting our elections and curbing the effects of disinformation on those elections? Well, I think young people are going to have to help us reinvent..
"barack" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Duplicating the consensus that we had post World War II and you had three TV stations and newspapers in every major cities in some cases like Chicago multiple newspapers. And an FCC and all that. I think that's hard to duplicate, not just because of technology and the proliferation of content, but also because of the internationalization of content. That makes it more difficult. And number four, let's stipulate that there is no such thing as perfectly perfect objectivity. New York Times. Obviously chooses which stories to write and which reporters to hire and they have certain perspectives that reflect itself in their newspaper. And even AP and Reuters and UPS, same thing. But along with that, I would also argue that there are things that are more true and things that are less true. That the basic ideas of checking sources and having multiple sources and fact checking and not reporting things that you just somebody just popped off and hurt and the value of expertise and science that those things are important. And that. There are some areas that are not subject to fact checking. And those are things we call opinions or faith. Or belief. And those are important too. Those speak to our emotions, but that is different from what in the public square we're supposed to be. At least being able to find agreement on. So if I stipulate all that stuff, then what I would say is that. The loss of journalism or local journalism, the nationalization of sort of a grievance anger based journalism, the growth of social media and technology whose product design. Monetizes anger resentment conflict division. And. In some cases, makes people very vulnerable, right? This isn't just words, but can lead to violence. And it's not just the Rohingya in Myanmar. It's not just. In some far off place. But if you are a woman, if you are a person of color, if you are a trans person right now in certain parts of this country,.
"barack" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Processes, including how we share information and argue about information that encourages our better adults. And I think that's possible. This thing on this newspaper question and journalism question because this is not a natural disaster. I mean, yes, there have been unique pressures that tech companies have put on newspaper companies. But Alden capital, for instance, you guys did a great story about a venture capital firm that. Single handedly scooped up and destroyed a whole bunch of newspapers in this country. For for profit. It's a man-made disaster in some cases. What is your specific recommendation? About this, these news deserts that have been created across the country. And you could fold in the tech companies. Why don't I step back just for a second? And maybe just share a couple of assumptions that I have in the interest of this transparency. Number one, as I said, I don't think that our media companies are tech companies, social media created the divisions in our society. But I do think that what has happened in our media ecosystem is exacerbating and making democracy more difficult. Number two, I am close to a First Amendment absolutist. I believe in the idea of not just free speech, but also that you deal with bad speech with good speech that you engage that the exceptions to that are very narrow. And particularly among this cohort of folks in college, and I've talked to my daughters about this. I don't want us to be such a society of manners that we can't, we feel like our feelings are hurt and we can't hear something that somebody says and we wilt. I think. I want us all as citizens to be in the habit of being able to hear stuff that we disagree with. And be able to answer with our words. Number three, I think that.
"barack" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"We're not going to solve for that problem. Any time soon. The way I define disinformation is if you have a systematic effort to either promote false information, to suppress true information. For the purpose of political gain financial gain. Enhancing power, suppressing others, targeting those you don't like. And that, I think, is entirely different from information that is inconvenient. If you're asking Jeff, I'll use an example. Because I think it also shows that sometimes we get too cute about this and we're not operating on a common sense. I was born in Honolulu Hawaii. There's a clipping there. In the newspaper, dated 1961. I walked by the hospital every day for the first several years of my life. And so that's an example that wasn't an example of people being misinformed. There was a agenda behind that promotion of what was clearly a false fact. I was identified as having engaged in a political falsehood when I said we just celebrated the Affordable Care Act. Passage at The White House. I wasn't looking to milk any applause, but. During the run up to passage in a speech before the AMA, I think. I said that and repeated several times that if you want to keep your doctor, you can. And the point we were trying to make is 85% of people had healthcare, one of the big problems in trying to get healthcare for the uninsured is making sure that folks who already had it didn't feel like scare tech were vulnerable to scare tactics that they were all going to be rationed and socialized medicine and they'd lose their planned doctor. And we said, look, we're keeping the system for folks who have employer based healthcare intact. Once we passed it, and we were starting to implement, one of the things that we had done is to raise standards for what insurance could or could not provide because there was a bunch of phony insurance on the marketplace..
"barack" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"And yet, in our society, you have currently. Roughly 40% of the country that appears convinced that the current president was elected fraudulently. And that the election was rigged. And you have 30% to 40 5% of the country that has chosen not to avail itself of a medical miracle, the development of a vaccine faster than anything we've ever seen before, which by the way now has been clinically tested by about a billion people. And yet are still refusing to take it, despite extraordinary risks to themselves and their families. So if that's true in our society, imagine, you know, how any of us would process information if we are not getting if we're not seeing anything else, right? I have to be careful. The reason I'm pausing is I'm about to tell a dad joke. And so I'm sure my daughters if they see this will roll their eyes. But hey, it's like the old story of the old fish is swimming by a couple of young fish and mosey's pastor me. He says, how's the water? And he keeps on swimming in the one of the young fish looks at the other and says, what's water? And I think that that's how we, that's how we are in terms of information. We don't know what we don't know. It's very difficult for us to get out of. The reality that is constructed for us. And that is part of the reason why the stakes of this issue are so important. Because. It is difficult for me to see how we win the contest of ideas. If, in fact, we are not able to. Agree on a baseline of facts that allow the marketplace of ideas to work. I want to stay in this and I want to sort of level set on some definitions. I just want to note for the record that joke was 40% to epistemologically sophisticated to count as a dad joke, by the way. I have dad jokes. We can do in our second hour, but. Go to definitions. Let's just start there. What is the difference between disinformation? I'm going to ask you this as a retired politician. Who uses facts or used facts to your advantage? Your electoral advantage. What's the difference between disinformation? And information that's narratively inconvenient, let's say. How do you define disinformation misinformation? I don't think that definitions are that tough. Misinformation is just wrong information. And that's always been with us. We get facts wrong. We say stuff wrong..
"barack" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific mortgage at Andrew and Todd dot com. Barack Obama, Barack Obama is an interesting person to study and I got my political start while Obama had his political rise. Obama, of course, would call Chicago his hometown, Hawaii would be kind of more like his hometown. I always found the whole debate about Obama's birth certificate to be a little bit silly. His father, though. That's always been kind of a question. Of who he was and where he came from. Obama is Chicago. It's in his blood. He's believes in a political viewpoint in worldview that if you don't get what you want, you throw the window through the brick, you throw the brick through the window, and you blame the other side. Obama built an entire political machine with David plouffe and axelrod, and Valerie Jarrett. It took the entire American political landscape by storm, especially when Hillary Clinton was supposed to be the nominee and president in 2008. So things are not going well for Democrats right now. A Democrats are looking as if they are going to get clobbered in the upcoming midterms. The Senate is probably going to be in Republican hands unless Republicans screwed up. And so who do they bring in to try to spark up the troops to try to pop them up, try to get them focused, Barack Obama? Former president Barack Obama speaks the House Democrats on Thursday. The private meeting is organized by Hakeem Jeffries, the caucus chair, and is expected to take place virtually. You know, Obama will not be bothered by leaving Oahu. While he is, communicating to House Democrats, Obama who has kept his public appearances to a minimum since leaving office will participate in a keynote discussion with speaker Nancy Pelosi. Now I'm reading this article that happened a couple days ago, but last night, some of the information from his speech got leaked. And Obama basically leaned in and told Democrats here's the problem. The problem is not that you're messing up the country. The problems you're not communicating, what you're doing. Quote, from CBS News dot com. Former president Barack Hussein Obama exhorted House Democrats. To celebrate their accomplishments on the campaign trail, rather than dwell on the setbacks they faced as they try to defend their slim majority in the midterms this year. Obama, the featured keynote speaker during the caucus virtual messaging summit Thursday, told lawmakers to quote take the wins you can get and quote, doesn't help to whine about the stuff you can't change. He says you need to be aggressive about highlighting the progress. He says Democrats deliver. He reminded them of the fight to pass nationwide healthcare the Affordable Care Act when he was president. Now, Obama shouldn't exactly be a subject matter expert on how to hold chambers of power in midterms. It was one of the most, let's.
"barack" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Remember that you remember that governor andrew cuomo. He's literally love right. He was good at governor. He is the bad governor. Cuomo with the best governor. I mean he won an emmy for goodness sake. You're an entire book about leadership during covered nineteen killing all the olds and then Covering it up. well now. He's in a bit of trouble. Melissa rosa a fixture next to governor andrew cuomo for months during his news conferences resigned late on sunday. According to the ap on the heels of a report that found cuomo sexually harass eleven women leaving the governor without his top does. He faces the prospect of impeachment rosa. Who had been one of komo's most fierce defenders in strategist set statement since multiple news organizations serving. The people of new york had been the greatest honor of my life. She added quote personally. The past two years have been emotionally and mentally trying. Shouldn't give them more specific reason for her resignation. She said i'm forever grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such talented and committed colleagues on behalf of our state. Scores of democrats including president. Biden have urged. Cuomo's leave office facing impeachment battle. He probably cannot win about two thirds of the state assembly. Have already said. They favored impeachment trial if he refuses. Nearly sixty three members of the state senate have called for cuomo to step down or be removed more. Punishing news for the governor is expected on monday when assembly committee meets to discuss possible impeachment proceedings and cbs. This morning is scheduled to broadcast the first tv interview from an executive assistant who accused cuomo of groping her breast in her first public interview in which she identified herself. Brittany komo told. Cbs and the times union newspaper of albany. What cuomo did was a crime. And that he needs to be held accountable. She said cuomo reached under her shirt and fondled her when they were alone in a room at the executive mansion last year and on another occasion rubbed her rear end while they posed for a photo. Choose the first woman to file a criminal complaint against cuomo by the way Speak to a quick quitter trend here so over the weekend. I turned a little bit on twitter. Because there's a series of photos of me at the last young america's foundation event taking a series of pictures in when when there's a woman in the picture with me my hand which is sort of like around the person taking a with is out to the sides. He can see my free hand. The reason for this is what we will call the kiana re rule right which is keep the hands off and visibly away right for a very very good reason. This would be that reason in any case it appears the cuomo has a problem for himself. He may not be the only one who has a problem. Turns out. Chris cuomo may have a problem as well so it turns out. The chris now says that he's taking a vacation. There's only one problem. He apparently took a vacation like two weeks ago. So according to mediate. Chris cuomo is set to begin a week long vacation from his primetime. Talk show on friday a break. The host describes a previously scheduled. Absence plan around. His birthday is every year. I take my birthday week off. I'm looking forward to it again. The only problem here is that he just took a little bit of time off like a couple of weeks ago This prompted brian stelter to try to explain how he was handling the chris. Cuomo of it. All and completely failing here is brian stelter on reliable sources failing to explain why his own network allowed chris to cover his brother for months on end and then to ignore the fact that his brothers about getting pitched in the state of new york. This has been a conundrum. Cnn that has no perfect answer. No perfect solution does some things. Cnn made worse. By letting chris interview his brother when kobe nineteen was ravaging new york but that was an unprecedented time period. And so is this one famous family in the news. A governor who soared to the highest heights last year now fall into the lowest lows self inflicted wounds and a brother who just wants to do his job just wants danker show but cam he. That's the key question who wait. Chris just wants to do his job in anchorage. That's just what he wants to do. Weird because it seemed like he wanted to do like smothers brothers retain with his with his brother. I love brian. Brian stelter man reliable sources. It's a conundrum with no perfect. It's a riddle wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a 'nigma wrapped in a conundrum. Is a four different mysteries wrapped in one another intertwine inextricably. Or it's a conundrum that ends with chris. Cuomo getting fired possible. Nasr never going gonna do that. And y'all know it. We all know that. That's not how any of this works already. Meanwhile the worst story of the weekend comes out of chicago again. Nobody seems to care about cops who get killed every day on the job all over the united states. This is why it is really going when you hear the democrats in dc. Pretend that they care deeply about the police officers who were salted on january. Sixth when i say pretend what i mean is that they probably care about those specific police officers but they don't seem to demand very much about the other police officers all over the united states or harmed literally every day in the line of fire. Police officers were injured like literally hundreds police officer. Maybe thousands of police officers injured last year during the black lives matter. Riots to democrats have anything to say about any of that not a word. Not a word january six. They're all up at. They're all about because obviously when police officers are injured by people who are right wing then that is worth noting again. If you're only situationally against violence against cops this means you're not actually against violence against cops. It's the same thing i say about anti semitism or raises early situationally against it. You're really not against it if anti semitism only bothers you. When it's somebody who politically disagreed the anti-semitism you don't care about anti-semitism if you're a democrat like i love her she did to lebron nomar but men that marjorie taylor. Green is just the worst when it comes to the jews. You don't care about anti semitism. you're just a liar and when you say. I care deeply about the police. Officers were hurt on january. Sixth but i don't care at all like i have nothing to say about. The police officers hurt every day on the job. And in fact. I will just continue to call. Police officers systemically racist and increase the risk to them by alienating entire groups of americans from the cops and a mollycoddle who call for defunding. Police have a tough time believing that he cared deeply about violence against the police. On root level in any case in chicago chicago tribune reports one chicago. Police officer was murdered. Another was critically wounded during the exchange of gunfire with at least one suspect during a traffic. Stop saturday night in west. Englewood neighborhood on the outside police family and the cook county medical examiner's office identified the officer. Who died as ella french. A twenty nine year olds who had worked as a chicago cop. Since april two thousand eighteen. She was the first chicago police officer shot and killed in line of duty since it mayor. Lory lightfoot took office in two thousand nineteen the other officer with the department since august. Two thousand fourteen is fighting for his life in critical condition at the university of chicago medical center. Andrew french said his younger sister always thought of herself before others. He said my sister's always been a person of integrity. She's always done the right thing. Even when nobody's looking show is believed in people and believed in doing the right thing. She's always believed in taking care of people can't take care of themselves. Andrew french in iraq war veteran said that even before she joined the four sisters proponents of therapy or social services over jail time. He said she wanted to see people get the help. They needed more than just throwing people in jail. He said choosy humanitarian. She believes in human rights. She one of the officers on the force. They thought that thought they needed reform. Because she seen the front line like i have. She's always been a very caring person. When i was in iraq me and her we talked..
"barack" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Rachelle wolinsky by our most trusted physicians by dr anthony. Algae you shouldn't be having events like this. I was told. I was told by all the democratic higher ups. In fact barack obama fibs and he said he was going to cancel the party or at least wildly downgrade the size and scope of the party and then of course he just quietly re upped the party and then all this information started emerging. So you might think that at this point the media will be somewhat critical of this. I mean after all rock pretty important person. He's the former president of the united states. And we've been informed that former presidents of the united states not just important they are the most important people when donald trump puts out a statement on his email list. It immediately rockets around the internet. Because it's so damned important. When barack obama has a mask massless birthday party might assume that the media would be like well that's odd readiness worthy of coverage. Well you'd be wrong instead. You would have the cnn. White house correspondent saying it's different guys. It's different because these are the sophisticated people. you are a rube. Your person who has nine to five job who still has to go to work. You're not somebody who became president of the united states and then may just a boat load of money after having been president of united states by being a prominent politician. You go you have regular job and you need to go to work. But that's the problem you you're the problem you peasant you but barack obama's not a peasant and the people at his party's. They are not the peasants. The peasants have a very different standard than the than the lords and ladies and non specify an end and royalty of unspecified gender who attend bronco. Mom's birthday party. Here's the white house correspondent noting that this is a different thing when barack obama does then when you do it a party in your own home for kids birthday. That was bad but barack obama. He's turning sixty and let me just tell you that deserves big birthday party. Other people said you know this is really being overblown their quality. All the safety precautions people are going to sporting events that are bigger than this. This is going to be safe. This is a sophisticated vaccinated crowd. And and this is just about optics. It's not about safety by sophisticated and vaccinated what they mean. Sophisticated is code for very wealthy democrats. That's what sophisticated means in white house correspondent for cnn language. That's what that means. you know. This has a pretty predictable effect when all the elites in particular society decide that everybody is supposed to live one way and they are supposed to have another discreet. Wild institutional distrust but it also creates standard where politicians are incentivized to pursue some of the dumbest policies ever so when the media and the democratic establishment. Say over and over and over again that masking is going to be the solution to the pandemic when asking pretty obviously is not. Vaccination is the obvious solution to the pandemic and at this point the solution of the pandemic is let everybody live their own wife and then bear the consequences of their own decision. Making which means that. The government really has very little public policy role at this point at all but it has bled down to the american people. And this is why this is a story. Because barack obama and the rest of the democratic party and joe biden and dr anthony vouching and all the various members of the democratic establishment the lory lightfoot to the world who said you couldn't get a haircut but she needed her head on those very important thing or nancy pelosi. Who said that. You couldn't get a haircut mask but she definitely good or mayor. Muriel bowser who is who she she listens. She had a picture. Massless list with dave chapelle like while everybody else was masking up. Who's super duper important. You the regular people are supposed to change your life. Not just for now forever. And they've changed. What the standard is supposed to be forever. They've set up this incentive structure. And this is what pisses me off. You convinced a huge number of americans to believe in things that are not reality and not related to reality. You're scaring the hell out of people based on bad data. It's one thing to scare the hell out of the unvaccinated and say to them. You have a much higher chance of dying from nineteen than the vaccinated. That's true i mean. Let's be real about this. The the rate of death among young unvaccinated americans remains very low. I mean compared to any other diseases like smallpox or any global pandemic. the people have considered a mass grand total number of americans under the age of thirty or between twenty and thirty. Who have died in. The united states is still just a couple of thousand people. Think it's like two thousand five hundred twenty six hundred people according to the cdc as of last week but you do have a much better chance of dying if you're unvaccinated than if are vaccinated foreshore foreshore but they're not just restricting their crazy standards to the unvaccinated they're extending it to the vaccinated. They're basically saying you're supposed to be scared in perpetuity and you can see in school. You can see in the new polling statistics how this works out. So according to the washington post two thirds of americans now say that once cove it passes. They plans put on masks. And we're comfortable clothes more often than before according to washington post shar school poll that points to enduring cultural shifts. The public health crisis may bring about when it comes to crowded places. The nationwide survey finds that more than four. In tenuous adults tend to wear masks in such circumstances after the pandemic that includes more than half women compared with one in three men. So i will venture to say that this is bad because we are teaching americans. Is that living life in a normal way like seeing the faces of the people around you is either of no matter at all which i don't think is correct or to the you're just supposed to mitigate all risk to the most extreme extent humanly possible even if the data known support remember until last march if you ask anthony patchy whether you should ask for for example the flu if there should be mass masking the flu anthony voucher would have said no and i'd be curious to find out whether anthony vouchers changed his opinion. If anthony out she thinks during a normal flu season we shall mask up now whether this is now a broad base changed with regard to masking or whether it is covered specific. Whether if you have a cold where now encouraging everybody during cold and flu season to mask. And what exactly is the standard here because it seems like the standard has changed pretty wildly among us adults of all ages. Majorities expect that they're going to be outdoors more often which is very nice but it's the masking that really is kind of Is kind of fascinating. So apparently sixty seven percents of americans. Now say they plan to wear masks when they're sick..
"barack" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Ben right now to learn more already so happy birthday to obama. He's the only person gets to have a really big birthday party now. Listen here's my feeling about birthday parties or parties of any sort at this point. It's a free country. Do what you want. I myself would be happy to have a birthday party for my wife for any of my relatives. Massless as you know. I don't care my feeling at this. Point is that every adult in the united states. Every person in the united states above the age of twelve has had the ability to get the vaccine. Once you've had the vaccine your chances of dying from cove nineteen drop down to very close to zero if you get a breakthrough of the delta variant and you're vaccinated the high likelihood is that you going to end up with a mild cold and thus if there's a party and somebody shows up son vaccinated and that person gets infected by vaccinated person. That one is on them so any pure principle level. I don't care whether barack obama has a mask was party but but the entire democratic infrastructure has decided that for the sake of being a good american. You must mask you. Must you know if you're vaccinated person you must put on that master. Protect everybody else. If you're a good patriotic american you would not hold a large party for your own sixtieth birthday. And you certainly wouldn't fly in your friends. Like john kerry to come in massless on a private jet in the middle of global warming. Which by the way did happen. John kerry did take a private jet to brcko his and And then everybody at the party took off the masks and One of the dj's they're made the unfortunate error of actually tweeting out the photos and then heads delete all the photos. Some of the footage was out there already however anti and things were unfortunately leaked to the public. I say unfortunately even though it's actually quite fortunate because i think it's quite important that the american people know that the elite to tell you the you to mask the elites who tell you that life can never go back to normal these same elites do not hold themselves to the same standard at all at all has always been the case with the left. When it comes to the left the people at the top of the echelon are not interested in abiding by the rules. they promulgate for everybody else. The people at the top of the elites those the the elitists in our society the people in hollywood and they will abide by the basic rules of success in the united states while ensure ensuring that everybody else doesn't and is basically charles murray's book coming apart. He talks about the fact that you have very liberal elites living off sunset boulevard who promulgate social standards they themselves do not hold by and so they become rich and they do really well and many of them are married and many of them stay married and then they probably values that everybody else holds by and those people take those standard seriously and they wreck their lives will. The same thing holds true when it comes to things for example like weather to have a mask lewis birthday party you. The peasant are not supposed to have a massless birthday party. In fact one of our writers over daily wire ryan's veteran. He tweeted out recently. His grandfather just died alone in the hospital of covet. Because there have been all of these revised protocols that suggested you couldn't go in and visit a dying loved one who had co vid whether you were vaccinated or whether you are not vaccinated because after all you might spread it to somebody and so they so people are dying alone in the hospitals again. Meanwhile barack obama is having a party. So this is where i start to get up tight now and somebody has party. I don't care. I live in florida. A lot of people them parties. What i care about is if you promulgate a standard where no one else is supposed to have a party just like nobody else is supposed to take a private jet. Except for john kerry just like nobody else is supposed to hold by sort of traditional moral standards. Apparently except for many of the people in hollywood who actually counter-intuitively do. It's the same thing here everybody else's supposed to mask and watch grandma die alone. But barack obama gets to himself the big party with john legend singing at the party and everybody partying without the mask. Here's a little bit of footage you can see in the background. Barack obama partying onstage areas. Going at it.
"barack" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Built ford proud. Are you gonna fill the bust of me or like. Because i don't have all the time you want me to very good at length. So is this like a roundabout way of saying you. Just want me to give short Pity any questions. You want me to speed up. You're gonna talk fast or no. No no no please. Mr president i will not i will not purposely filibuster but sometimes i will have applause as i'm formulating my thoughts as you well know l. Michelle has been speeding up my auto my audio book. So you know. I guess you can press a button so it played by one point five one and a half where you are one and a half guy you one and a half was a little offended by that. But that's okay that's fine. It does doesn't communicate the depth of feeling with which. I'm doing the reading but it's okay. How do you like being referred to just as a human being. Do you like mr president. People call me barack but then sometimes some folks feel awkward. Doing it obviously my. That's what my friends call me. So i consider you a friend but you may feel so no no no the people the people will feel like like even africans will. They'll write me letters saying how dare you. This is my for to get you in trouble. So you can say mr president. It makes sense you can call me. Porous my favorite one was abysmal. That was my favorite. Please call me that mr president. Welcome to the daily social distance and show very happy to be here with you out there. Promoting a brand new book a promised land a seven hundred page book. If i may add. I love reading your stuff. Don't get me wrong. But i would like three fifty three fifty. Why seven hundred pages you know i would have been. I would have broken it up even more but You know the publishers thought that bring it up into two volumes would be about right and look. The goal of the book was to give people a sense of what it's like to be in the white house right as a normal person Finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances. And i think part of the goal particularly for young people. I want them to get a sense. That not everybody's gonna end up being president but if you decide that your voice makes a difference if you decide that you can have an impact then through the ups and downs will end up. Having pretty extraordinary experiences and one. I wanted to be an encouragement for people to say you know the guy is okay. But he's not a so special and look what he ended up doing. Maybe i can do something something as well. It feels like this book. Is barack obama convincing barack obama to remain optimistic. And what i mean by convincing barack obama i think like a young iraq obama. I think of a fledgling barack obama and not trying to emulate you per se. But rather anyone who's trying to make a change in the world or they're well that's what that's what it feels like. If you if you are writing to young people to be optimistic in the book. What are some of the frustrations that you understand on this side. That may hinder that optimism. You know because if a young person says yeah but the system right now is crumbling more and more how how do you. How do you maintain that optimism or do you think there has to be a point where they go. I'm not optimistic. i'm just fighting to break what it is to create something new part of the reason that seven hundred as long as because by reading the book they'll see men. There are a lot of structural problems or barriers in raking this place better. We're learning right now. In vivid vivid example of the fact that our democracy is not the way we would imagine it to be right. There are all kinds of elements to it where the most votes don't necessarily translate into the equivalent amount of power a very popular proposals can wither on the vine because of a filibuster in the senate and so i i don't try to gloss over. The paris accord did not solve climate change but it created a the first global framework whereby all countries agreed. We have to do something about this. And here's why nationalism. To do it you can still be terrified about the pace at which we are burning up the planet and yet think that was a worthwhile endeavor because it gives us at least the opportunity maybe three four five years down the road to keep building on that so that is the kind of mentality. I want young people to have a certain impatience. A certain frustration a certain anger about the status quo. There are times now where you have younger activists. Criticizing me for obama. Why don't you take care of this. Or that or the other. And i i welcome them feeling. Frustrated and impatient. Because that's how i was before i got started and then they'll get their own knocks on ahead and some stuff won't work out exactly the way they want but the impulse is the one that i want to encourage because it's as a consequence of that that constant striving and imagining something better that things don't get exactly as we wanted but they get your very serious person because i mean you're president of the united states but at the same time you're love more fun than a lot of people think you know i i'm constantly trying explain to people i'm a funny guy but but you're right but you really are. You really ready are what i liked. In the book is there are moments where there's just like a roasting of people life like the g. twenty the i've never. I've never heard a world leader. Describe the g. twenty you doing the book the high school of it all. I wonder on a personal level. Have you maintained connections with those needs like like you do. Send angela merkel means. Do you like who. Are you still close with just as a human being you know. I don't send. Angela merkel means but i talked to her sometime sometimes. Show give me a call. I'll give her a call and we'll trade notes. There are a handful of folks who eat. You've been in the foxhole with you. You've done some good important work. Some of them are still in power. So i don't want to mention that.
"barack" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Welcome welcome welcome. Armchair expert is now only on spotify but we had to share a clip of our episode with our dream guests. Brock obama or as monica says one sexy cat foxy beast. We love this conversation. Most specifically i love this moment where he started kind of bragging about his basketball. It was so endearing like if most people bragged about that. It'd be put off by it. But i just loved it. It also has made them really human. Yes he's like. I hit the big shots. We also hope you'll listen to the full episode which is available on spotify in case. You've missed the news. We've moved spotify so you can listen to old and new episodes of armchair expert there. It's one hundred percent free and the show a stain. Exactly the same now. Here is a bit of that conversation with president. Barack obama so we got to bring this out. If you're anything like me. I don't wanna be recognized for any of the things i'm good at. I actually just wanna be recognized for these things. I wish i was great at so knowing you love. Basketball was the greatest moment of your whole life on the campaign trail with by binds. And you picked up the ball and just drained three just so casually and then it made the rounds on all the outlets. Was that your greatest moment. Well at the risk of not of sounding artificially humble. I mean the truth is that i had hit some shots like that before. Okay okay so the first time. I campaigned. I took my first foreign trip. And we went to afghanistan and iraq and before going into iraq we staged at kuwait. And i walked into a gym with like three thousand troops in shirtsleeves and one of the soldiers tossed me a basketball and said. Let's see your jumper and cnn was recording. It and there was nothing but net brother. Maybe oh baby. So you've been down this road before okay. This was not a unique moment. I hit the big shots. That's what i do. Like jordan and north carolina jordan in north carolina. Yeah we got an a big. We got in a fight. I was critical of you. Like you can't look that cool. While you're trying to help your buddy biden. And then biden was he had to go. Like great shot. And i was better rennes buddies. Now he was basically on a date. He was on a date in front of his dream girl. And you did that. No less the you know the best part of that shot was if you go back and you look at the video. There's a young woman in a mask who's under the basket and she's the one who gave me the pass. Yeah that is joe biden's granddaughter. Maisy biden who was. One of sasha's best friends and still is growing up to the same school and. I coached those girls when i was president. The vipers in their fourth grade rec league team and maisy was like the lebron the league. I mean she died. She was great. You know and we went undefeated. The vipers ruled so things went full circle part of the reason. Joe didn't mind was because his granddaughter. She got an assist. She got the assist. You dropped he did she. Put it right in your hands. It was right there. I'll add to do just finish..
"barack" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Of fatherly and the day i'm your host and moderator roy wood johnson and like the other menu about to meet. I'm a father. let's get into it now. All fathers the same but we share many of the same experiences. We've all yield. We've all cried. We've all seen some truly disgusting bodily functions sometimes all before eight in the morning. We all know that raising a great kid and being a great dad is hard and the path is never all that clear like drive through fall but one thing is for sure it gets a lot easier when you have fellow dads to talk to so we brought together a diverse group of men to elevate the voices of fathers tell our truths laugh and hopefully share some wisdom. You're gonna hear from six dad's four of them from across the country one comedian. That's me and one dad that happens to have been the forty. Fourth president of the united states. Who at the end of the day is just a father like the rest of us with that. It is my honor to introduce the author of a promised. Land forty fourth president of the united states and father to sasha and malia barack obama people. Thank you for joining us as you can see Brother president. I put on a nice sweater jacket pocket square so that my momma won't be disappointed. I just wanted to make sure that. I'm pressed my mother today. Run i think you look sharp Your momma would be proud. I notice all the other bands though with me going low casual not trying to sit on put on a front the way you are with and all that so but that's fine you're the host your professional media guy you've got you've got to keep up fair enough well speaking of the dass. Let's go in and meet the dads. He'll be joining us in conversation today. I we got felix leiter and illustrator and video producer north carolina with two daughters six and eight. You also have chris russo. Peter smith a lawyer and a physician assistant and a couple from new york with the six year old daughter and twin. Three-year-olds rob king rob as a writer and actor from los angeles with the two year old boy and carlos mahia who's girls three and six. He promises mr president he promises. They're playing quietly in another room right now Thank you for being here. Say hello to the president. Mr president president was good to see all of it. Although i had to say i am exhausted. Just hear your biographies. It's been bringing back flashbacks of sleepless nights stepping on toys. But that's why we have you here to get ourselves a little bit of advice from one of the most prominent data me history of the country. mr president. First thing i would like to do though is began with a quote from your book in a promised land. You said quote every parent's sabres such moments when the world slows down. And all that matters is that you are present fully to witness the miracle of your child growing up. Could you expand on that just a little. I was describing what it was like. Just coaching sasha's basque rec league basketball team when she was seven or eight even in the midst of the presidency. And and just the sheer joy that that would bring and wishing that I've maybe planned. So that i had more of that and maybe a little less of meetings in the situation room. Although it's an extreme example. I think all of us as parents and as fathers are struggling with and trying to figure out the fact that the single most important thing in our lives. Are these little people who Are dependent on us and Were teaching and bringing us joy. And they're teaching us about ourselves but we also got work to make eleven Gotta hit deadlines sometimes have to travel and so often that. Hold the way we organize schedule. Our lives Prevents us from being there as much. As we'd like the way you're able to multitask during during that eight years. You know you're the president yet to be a husband. You have to work on your jump shots you have to steal somehow. Find time for your kids as well like we. You're juggling so many things how you always able to make sure that you were there and always fully present not just physically but mentally when i was campaigning for the presidency Or when i was in the. Us senate night a commute back and forth between washington and chicago. The issue for me was just being physically present. How did i managed. I managed that. Because i have extrordinary partner who was just a great mom and was Carrying the burden the lion's share of the day to day megan sure the bay where the pediatrician's appointment and making sure that you know the ballet tights fit right for the dance recital and all that and i'd show up at the dance recital but i didn't. I wasn't komen their hair. There was one time where. I tried to call me hair. And michelle is away for a weekend and It's he or she was four or five at the time and when we got to the the dance studio one of one of michelle's spreads another parent came up and whispered the lynn. Do you want me to redo your hair and in malaysia. Who had said it was fine. She's all like yes please. This is a disaster. And i overheard her and i i was i realized man. I'm not well equipped here. So once i was in the presidency as i described The the great good fortune was suddenly. Everybody came to me. I had no commute is literally walking down the stairs and walking down the colony and i didn't have big up my dry cleaning right so suddenly me being home for dinner every night at six thirty a. Even if i had to go back to the office afterwards those kinds of things made a huge difference. I was fortunate. The the shifting of the perspective in terms of me being all in that wasn't as hard partly just because i it was such a a an amazing break to not be thinking about terrorism or a wildfire and. Just sit there at the dinner table. Listening the the talk about knucklehead boys and the teacher with the weird haircut. Yeah i it was like You know just a a vacation. Every time i spent time with. Let's go to chris and peter. Now tartlets wins a six year old. How much chaos does that generate in the house. Do you think it's gaydos chris. Total chaos chaos Juggling work in home Actually i a lot of times feel guilty. Because when i go to work it's a little bit of an escape and that's saying a lot when you work at a cancer hospital do things. We really have. Larger patient is so important and also snacks and snacks. Maps and snacks. Highly underrated time most the time when kids kids are acting up there either tired and can admit it or they're hungry. How you guys figuring out schedules though right because at bat age.
"barack" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
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"barack" Discussed on I’m A Mom of A Teen, Help!
"Is that i love that your opinion. I have had so many challenges. I'm talking about from grandma's too literal of children my son's class asked. They speak with me like why. Can't he have a cell phone. Can you please understand you know in so it has been an unpopular opinion but as fast behind it because number one. I try to teach young people that you know having the world at your fingertips like that is the responsibility in agony. That is the responsibility. Really have to be prepared for you to be mature enough to understand in handle and i feel like it's a setup you know for some of the unfortunate stories. I mean you know. We've heard them. You know there can be challenges. There could be tragedies based on interactions on social media and after like we as parents have to take some responsibility for that we pointed the bullies we point to you know the crew rude people in the world and the things that they say and expose these children to but we are the parents and so i learned very early on that. I was going to march to beat of my own john. I wasn't going to let society dictate to me what my children were exposed to. What my children were ready to handle that. That was a decision for my husband in acts make and we did in so you know we. We set the rule of having to be a teenager before you had a cell phone in having to be sixteen before you engage with social media so at this time. And i have to have to. And when i tell you coached in preached and taught in showed you know really tried to do my part to prepare them. But i'll tell you betcha ultimately i developed this rule in you know. This is what. I tell my children because we are christian household and like most black families you know. We have great great delivers spec for some of our black leaders. I stayed in my son's to this day if you don't want your mama or barack obama else tis don't posted on social media. Yup want you to be jesus in his when you get to the gate asks don everything i've said on social media and that would have brought me or my family shane. And that's literally you know my rule for them. I just just as long as me. And jesus and barack obama is good with it and now you can let them see what you've posted on social media then. I'm sure mama wouldn't have a problem. But if you wouldn't present it to barack obama or jesus than i don't wanna see it on social media either about the love it. I love it mama. Barack or jesus i love it. I love it and let me tell you. I am in agreement with kids needing to be a certain age often times when families come to me and so she media cell phone or any electronic is an issue. The kids had it for far too long with no rules limits or structure in place. And so when they come to mike. Okay so let's just put a contract and face the book that i have. There's a media cell phone contract in the book for parents to implement from day one because kicked me to be held responsible for this basically device you are giving them that exposes them to the world. They need to be held ethically morally everything under the sun. You lee to learn how to live with a cell phone and not allow the cell phone to rule over you basically so i love that that you said thirteen and sixteen for social media. Listen i'm going to have to start using and like so. Yeah you might wanna wait into their sixteen for because social media like it is definitely a gift but it's also a curse and if you're not emotionally ready it can cause a lot of havoc in your household so.
"barack" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Whoa. Let me just say that you say this. I think I touched a little bit early. But I would say this again once once and once you have individuals, that's that's in prison and they lights which go off and the life change and you know they're trying to be productive Individuals. Of course, When you get out, you just want to help other individuals that's in your position. It's like any time I walk into a prison already know that the individuals there are Basically inspired because I'm walking in there or any not just me any formally incarcerated individual. When you go back into those prisons and and have those conversations, it's it's a different It's a different appreciation. Can I ask you a question about that, too? Yeah. I mean, I want to. I do want to. Do you ever feel pressured by that that people really want expect a lot from you when you go back inside. Oh, so when I go back inside, Of course, this is just everybody's going to be right. There's like I'll be Barack Obama walking into the prison, you know? As my brother used to call me thinking, Barack Obama, you know, but you know, I think Out in society. More people pull it you for different things, you know. Ah, lot of organizations pull at you. And you know, of course you want to say yes to everything that can help the next person. But then, at times you feel yourself like, oh, honey, some personal some personal space. I need himself caring the small that you know, I need to go unpack somewhere is getting tough is getting robbed so One thing I always tell individual stats get down like a Don't let him pull you in all different directions, man. You ain't gonna be able to keep up because they had They would definitely run you ragged Lee out here actually think he's a regular times. That is for strangling. Done. Um, I I, uh I pulled one cliff, which I do want to play. Um, it's actually from the episode about lockdown. Um so you you kind of know over headed here. You don't have a record a few years ago, we broadcasted this year for obvious reasons. Um, but first before we listen to clip I think people need to know what a lockdown is, Um, in the present context. Lockdown is when there is no movement none. You're stuck in your cell. It could be up to 72 hours. You know, Until this time to shower, they would bring you everything to you to bring your graphics to you and Aggie lunch at that time. Bring you dinner. Um, and you don't like to say you only technically. I will say aloud, but you're committed to shower every 72 hours when you're in the lockdown situation, So you're you're 24 hours in yourself. But what? I just want to clarify it could go on for months. It could go on Just my luck. Years. Yes, on bits, just like it's a trip. You know the resilience of the human Spirit is just you just learned to adapt to the situation And that's all I could say. Because you've got people that spin in solitary confinement for like 40 something years? No, you said Yeah, that's actually I feel like this clip speaks so directly to even have how resilient people are. That's why will you be here? This clip? So if you could play that clip, uh, that would be great. We could listen to it. Myself, You know he had to sweat shirts. This is J. The guy with the soupy salad and he's been through a lot of lockdowns with various Celis but the city with the sweatshirt, he was memorable. So he would take one sweatshirt and we're like inspection, and he would.