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Fresh update on "bernie sanders" discussed on Ben Shapiro
"Of the favorite son of L. A. Ben Shapiro. It's Ben Shapiro show. And you can get it right? No. Yeah. Hey. Slash Ben Well, we got a big Our plan for a little bit later on in the hour, will be joined by Michael Shermer from Skeptic magazine is a brand new poll out talking about what Americans actually think about statistics because Americans don't know anything about statistics, but we begin at this hour with Joe Biden and his woke actions. Biden administration. Being members of the new ruling class, and Joe Biden, being an old white, corrupt politician has decided that he would. He speaks the vocabulary to and it's very important that he speak the vocabulary because what the left is basically done is they've decided That by banding together identity politics and socialistic thinking they can craft enough they working majority to cram through. Their actual political agenda. Okay to go back to the original thesis of today's show. It's all about politics. It is all about power and getting things done. It's about the authoritarian crammed down of certain policies. Basically, they're a bunch of people who don't really buy into the vocabulary who have decided they're gonna make common cause with people who do buy into the vocabulary and a bunch of people who actually believe in the inequity is inequality argument. I've decided that they will make common cause with the socialist of wing of the Democratic Party in order to cobble together a new coalition of the ascendant You can see that's actually pretty well in Bernie Sanders. If you look back and Bernie Sanders his original presidential campaign in 2016, he didn't speak about race nearly at all. It was all about how all the problems in our society can be laid at the root of the capitalistic system. And if you just get more socialistic solves everything. Then over the course of the next few years, something interesting happened to the Bernie Sanders campaign, he was told. That it was not racially sensitive to speak only in terms of class. Bernie Sanders is basically a kami, right? I mean, he's perspective on life is rooted in Marxist fundamental lies about class conflict and how all of human life is driven by this class conflict. Everything he says, is driven by that. And so if you believe that everything that route is about class conflict, it's not a rule about racial conflict. Right. The black working man in the white working man have more in common than the white working man and the white rich man or the black working man in the black rights management class. It's not about race, but Bernie Sanders was told that this was racially insensitive. And so he decided to make common cause with the woke and start pushing as many will policies as he could get his hands on, And this was writ small. What has happened with the Democratic Party writ large. This was the magic of Barack Obama. Right? There's what Obama did as president. I know that we have this picture of Barack Obama is the Barack Obama was this wonderful, unifying figure that is a figure put forth by the media is a lie. Barack Obama of 2004 was not the same as Barack Obama circuit 20 times in 2004 Barack Obama was saying there's no black Americans don't know what Americans well, just Americans. No American, No Blue America Just America. My 2010. Barack Obama was breaking down Americans into their identity groups so that he could specifically appeal to members of those identity groups to create a coalition. Is the reason why he actually shrink. His number of votes between 2000 and 2012. It was enough to get him by Mitt Romney. The merger between identity politics. And typical sort of Democratic party. Politics has been ongoing and Joe Biden is the culmination of that. Which is how you end up with the machine politician like Joe Biden, and that's what he is. Her machine typical, corrupt, old white politician who suddenly become the face and voice of the racial reparations movement. According to one of Joe Biden, top advisers. He's going to start acting now to address reparations to black Americans Speaking to access on HBO. In an interview set to air on Monday, White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond discussed efforts targeted to helping minority communities. Richmond said. They're not waiting on Congress said We don't want to wait on a study. We're gonna start acting. Now We have to start breaking down systemic racism and barriers that have held people of color back and especially African Americans. We have to do that stuff now. Right? That's the vocabulary. We're going to specifically appeal on the basis of race and suggested all inequality is an equity and Joe Biden has decided that equity is the by word of his administration. So, for example. He says that we're going to start talking about free college tuition to historically black colleges and universities. He started talking about free community college entitled One and All these things. I think you're well on your way. Now. Let's be real about this If you're talking about free college The reality is that the great imbalance in our society is the number of people going to college between people who are black and white. Number of people who are white going to college. My percentage is significantly higher the number of people going to college for black. That's not because of lack of affirmative action programs or benefits programs or scholarship programs. All of those exists in plenty. The real problem is the failure of lower education. Failure, the public school system. So what is this, You take typical democratic policy smuggled in under the guise of the vocabulary. It's a typical democratic policy position that is now being smuggled in under the guise of doing racial justice. Call it reparations and then you can push forward the idea that you are speaking the vocabulary and you can build your coalition on the back of all of this. And so this is the new pitch. This is the Biden administration pitch, use the word equity to cram down all the typical Democratic policy proposals and claim that anybody who disagrees with you is racist because here's the thing Joe Biden can claim. Anybody who disagrees with him is a racist. It's bizarre that dude is whiter than the back of this piece of paper. I'm holding up right now. I mean, in the whiteness competition, I come in a distant second to Joe Biden. It is not close. Joe Biden is a super white dude. And yet because he's using the language of quote unquote equity In the language of anti racism to push for a typical policy proposals. The idea becomes now that it is white supremacy to oppose Joe Biden's policy positions. An old white politician, one of the white people in America And so that gives him enormous ability to push for these positions, well, calling all of his opponents racist, which is again bizarre. Barack Obama could do it because you could just say people who hate me are racist. Well, That's why he could at least pretend it was true, because obviously at least the be factual basis of him. Being a black person was right. Joe Biden, not a black person, still making the same exact claims. Get some more of this in just one. Second first, when you're running a business HR issues can absolutely kill you. Wrongful termination suits, minimum wage requirements, labor regulations and HR Manager salaries aren't cheap. There an average of 70,000 bucks a year, Bambi spelled B..
The Senate Considers Covid-19 Relief This Week
"Senate considers covert relief this week. That's right accounts is the first big legislation of joe biden's presidency. It passed the house this weekend although with no republican support. We have no time to waste if we act now decisively quickly emboli we can finally get ahead of this virus. Democrats want it signed before the latest round unemployment benefits expires in two weeks so now moves to the senate under procedure that would allow it to pass their if necessary with zero republican votes but that procedure does not allow passage of the entire bill which is a higher minimum. Wage is out of it. Npr white house correspondent. Isha roscoe joins us this morning. Hey good morning good morning. What happened to the minimum wage increase. So the bill has been labeled as a budget bill And the reason why democrats went with that is so that they don't need sixty votes to get it passed And so they don't have to worry about a filibuster But the senate parliamentarian says. The minimum wage doesn't count as part of a budget bill. A biden did say. He was disappointed at the parliamentarians ruling. But the white house signalled that it didn't want to go against that ruling of vermont. Vermont senator bernie. Sanders had proposed imposing tax penalties on big companies. That don't raise their minimum wage but our colleague. Susan davis is reporting that senate democrats are abandoning that effort after facing some resistance a stripping out that fifteen dollars minimum wage may actually make the rescue package easier to pass. Given how slim the majority is because some more conservative. Democrats have voiced opposition to that level of hike in the minimum wage of course up progressive democrats have said that raising the minimum wage should be a top priority and that arcane senate rules should not stand in the way okay in any case they are going to stand in the way but the rest of the measure is there one point nine trillion dollars in aid to americans help with covert. How important is this to the president. It's totally an important. Be has really centered. His whole first one hundred days around it. The white house has been pushing hard to get something done What they're stressing that even though it doesn't have republican support in congress polling has found it to be very popular including among republicans. You know biden celebrated the house passage on sunday and urged the senate to act quickly saying if we act quickly and boldly we can finally get ahead of this virus. There is a deadline extended. Federal unemployment benefits expire mid march and senate democrats have pledged to get this done before that so they have two weeks
Fresh update on "bernie sanders" discussed on Larry O'Connor
"I mean, just everything that this administration is doing is acting as a magnet in the draw, and I am curious to see if Mr Kelly, um, is going to support The Biden administration's position on all these things, and it would be a hell of a campaign issue. If anyone were to run against him in 2022. Republicans have. Yeah, I I understand. You've been floating that idea around their congressman. Oh, yeah. Yeah, I am kicking the tires. That's correct. I'm looking at it because You know, Like I say, I just immigration's number one issue for Republicans in Arizona. It's a big issue for rollers. And, you know, in fact, the whole country and and, uh, how about the second Amendment? I mean, he belongs to the group that wants to take away your guns more than any other group in the country, and, you know All of these things supporting Bernie Sanders, who's really against low taxes and less regulation, so I'm not sure that he's the best fit for zone. I'm not sure I'm not sure I am either, but I'm testing it to see how viable I am. Well, I love to hear that. That's good. Did you gotta get and that? Of course that was a special election so the election will be coming right around the corner. I believe it or not, it's it's election season again represent Andy Biggs. We're gonna leave it there. But thank you for that, actually real fast, and I'm stretching it here, your impression of President Trump's speech and then the whole CPAC conference they're about. I keep hearing that. We're so divided as a movement and as a party. What was your takeaway? The energy was phenomenal. Ah, President Trump is the leader of the party still and his policies are still popular with The vast majority of Republicans. There's a small there's maybe 12 or 13, Republicans said. Don't like those policies, but the math, vast majority like those policies, and I think the vast majority of Americans in this center right country love those policies. That President Trump always iterated and fought for represent Andy Biggs of Arizona, flirting with the Senate run. Possibly should be a lot of fun talking to you. If that were to happen as well, Thanks for joining us today, Always good to talk with you. Thanks very appreciated. It is 5 16. Let's get straight ahead, Rodriguez and the hip deep.
Teachers union resists parents’ push to reopen Los Angeles schools
"He's the president of California Policy Center, Celeste feeler. Parent union, overseeing this billboard calling for the zoom blackout. What is the biggest complaint or reason that the unions and teachers are giving Not to go back to the classroom, especially in light of the fact that we can get vaccines to every teacher in the L. A school district if we wanted, probably within a week. Is Sean. I want to point out that the vaccine when it was, you know, six months ago, before the vaccine looked like it would even be finished this year, when the only person really saying that it could happen was Donald Trump. The teachers union wasn't talking about vaccines. They were talking about a panoply of Bernie Sanders kinds of issues that would that would have to be satisfied before they go back to school. They weren't talking about vaccine. We're talking about the funding the police, they were talking about direct welfare payments to the undocumented, well packed the millionaire attacks universal basic income. Universal health care is a Bernie Sanders agenda, they said would be necessary before they would go back. What does that have to do with reading, writing, math and learning? What does any of that have to do with school? It's nothing purposes for the union is a distraction as the lessons that it really has nothing to do with it, But it's a distraction from the failure of the union to the liver education. In the best of times, the union has failed to deliver education deported in California. If you're rich, you can opt out and go to a private school. If you're middle class or schools are probably at least moderately. OK, if you're poor in California, you're getting the government cheese of education. It is Among the worst education systems in the country. Thank God for Mississippi. So what a lot of people don't understand. Is that the U. S. That is that is such a cheap shot against Mississippi. You live in the United Socialist State of California. Seriously where you know, people in California. Now, instead of saying, Hey, dude are saying Hey, comrade, go ahead. Not intended to the cheap shot who are friends of Mississippi just intended to say that the only thing keeping us from being number 51 in the country is the state of Mississippi. So when we do live in a socialist state, where the union's earn about a billion dollars per year, Shawn one billion with a B in union dues, and they spend that electing people I'm getting all this school boards, but we got the vaccine. Celeste. I'll let you answer that you have the vaccine. So what is there? Why the mysterious reluctance and resistance, Although Fauci said this week and blew me away, I'm not sure if even vaccinated grand parents can see their kids. I'm like what? Yes, but Maxine, then So, all right, so out, 30, you know, I way don't get it either. Um, you know, so, yes, You're right. The vaccine is there. They're actually pushed before other essential workers that have been working the entire time. So they're delaying this. It's like Is it about computers? That political? Uh you know, we just don't know. I mean, they have the opportunity to get their vaccine. We pushed them to the front of the line. Well, exactly, So they're the front of the line. They think I'm asking so they don't give a good reason for not wanting to go back in the classroom. There is no good reason is that we're concluding here. Right. There is no reason that our kids should not be in the classroom. I tend to agree with both of you. All right now, if the parents want to participate, I guess this just means that they just don't tune into the zoom classes
Fresh update on "bernie sanders" discussed on Balance of Power
"Television and radio. I'm David Westin for Bloomberg. First word news. We go now to Mark Crumpton, David. Thank you. President Biden will announce what's being called an historic partnership in the fight against the coronavirus mark will help make Johnson and Johnson's new single shot vaccine. That would be an unusual agreement between two fierce rivals, and it could lead to a big increase in the supply of the vaccine. Even before the president's nearly $2 trillion stimulus passes. Senate Democrats are already planning for the next round. 10 of them have sent a letter to Mr Biden urging him to make extensions of unemployment benefits automatic and to include recurring stimulus checks and his build back better economic plan. The signers include. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, Budget chair Bernie Sanders and the head of the Banking committee showed Brown New York Democrats are trying to figure out what to do when the wake of allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo State Assemblyman Ron Kim tells Bloomberg quick take. Lawmakers are quote building a consensus on removing the governor after three women accused him. Inappropriate behavior. I don't think he deserves the privilege off governing in New York state after he chose to abuse his power. To not only cover up life that information of nursing homes. But now woman after woman are coming out, accusing him off his abusive behavior. We need to move the state forward and in order to do that, I think you should step down. Governor. Cuomo issued a statement.
Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage
"Yesterday we told you That the parliamentarian head ruled that the dollar minimum wage does not pass muster for reconciliation and must be taken out of a covid relief. Bill now We clarified unlike most of the media. That the parliamentary and actually has no power whatsoever It is just give an advisory opinion is not an actual ruling. The person who does the ruling is actually the presiding chair of the senate was normally is the vice president so comma. Harris is going to have a huge part in this conversation now wants the parliamentarian gave her so called ruling. All the democrats immediately gave up on fifteen dollars minimum wage as things stand now they are going to be taking that provision is going to be taken out of the bill and we will not get fifteen dollar minimum wage for at least four years now. There is a way to prevent it. There are four steps here. I'm going to walk through all four steps and you will see that if we do this. It's actually very doable. To keep it in the bill and to actually win on this issue but it requires courage from progressives and then Requires us to put public pressure on some of our allies and then eventually to the biden administration and sure so step one is unfortunately right now the most important step and where we're going to have to call out bernie sanders bernie sanders. Is the chair of the budget committee. The chair of the budget committee the signs. What is in the kobe. Relief bill bernie sanders. Current plan is to take fifteen dollars minimum wage out of the covid relief. Bill that is a terrible idea. He should not do that. If corporate democrats are going to vote against let them vote against it but doing it on their behalf. i cannot overstate. What a bad idea that is in that scenario that right now is what is going to happen unless we change it together bernie would kill the fifteen dollar minimum wage on behalf of joe manchin and joe by. He should not do that. So that's this is step one. I'm going to get to the other steps in a second guys. I need you to immediately participate. We've got a campaign we've got a partition and and we've got hashtags. We must do all of the above and the campaign is called. Don't kill it bernie because yes step one indisputably. It is a matter of fact. Is that the budget chair decides if it goes in the bill that is bernie sanders. That was the whole point of him being budget share. If he's going to take out. Fifteen dollar minimum wage will take out every provision the joe manchin and joe biden are opposed to that means we will get no progressive priorities past none. The fifteen dollars. Minimum wage was literally the bare minimum. It was the first ask of progressives so bernie. You've got to keep it in the bill because if he does not keep it in the bill. It's over that hashtag fight for fifteen. There is no more fight. That means progressive surrender. I'm being honest with you. Guys our job is to do the news. Those are the facts of how this process works so go to the petition. All right and here. Let's put it up for you guys and it's simply called. Don't kill it bernie. And what is saying is we don. T have a clear message. Don't take it out of the bill. It's one hundred percent your call on whether you keep it in the bill or take it out of the bill. Do not do that because if you take it out of the bill and you kill it then we will not be able to get back to it for four long years and there's no reason for it so and and if you're tweeting about this at all please use hashtag. Don't kill it bernie. Because we must get senator sanders to turn around. There are no other steps if he takes it out of the bill now if he keeps it in the bill now let me walk you through how we could actually win on this step two would be since it's in the bill. The presiding officer of the senate would have to rule to take it out of the bill. So kamala harris who in her role as the vp would normally be the presiding officer. The senate would have to actively vote with republicans or side with republicans the and the parliamentarian for what it's worth again. The parliamentarian has no vote. No power just gave a rando opinion on what they think they should do it. The republicans would never care about it. It it has no force of law at all. in fact it's being used as an excuse by kamla harris show schumer and the others to kill a provision. They were never in favor of so. Then we have to put pressure on comma harris to not side with mitch mcconnell. Can we do that. Yes yes we can definitely do that. If chuck schumer wants to protect com la- harris and he puts another senator in as the presiding officer. Will they will put pressure on chuck schumer. Would you like to continue to be the senator from new york. There are a lot of progressives in new york very very strong. Progressives in new york that could easily take that seat not easily but that could certainly have a shot at taking that seat. So now here's the most part steps three if she decides to take it out of the bill. There's nothing we can do about it comma harrison show schumer will then actively be saying okay. We killed the fifteen dollar minimum wage because we never wanted in the first place but if we get past that step and go. You win you win. We're keeping it in the bill. Then mitch. Mcconnell would object. Mitch mcconnell would then say. I want to appeal the ruling of the chair. Now here's a great news. Since joe manchin a cinema cap the filibuster and so two joe biden. They would need sixty votes to overrule the chair. So that means they need to break our filibuster to overrule the ruling of the chair. They're not gonna get sixty votes. We win okay. There is a separate more but understand before we go to step four step. Four is awesome but right now you understand how simple it is with. Depression brought to keep it in the bill. We have to pressure mention not mansion comma harris and chuck schumer to not side with republicans. Why god is a progressive movement. If we can't do that what can we do. Do we have any power or don't we have any power. Were about to find out. And then step for is if the republicans cannot break the filibuster. The mcconnell has one last option and this is wonderfully ironic. He would have to ask for fifty vote margin and straight up and down. Vote to kill the filibuster in regards to the votes of the presiding chair of the senate now mansion cinema have said that and biden said that the filibuster is the most precious thing in the world to them. So what are they going to. Now turn around just to make sure you don't get higher wages and they're gonna vote to kill the filibuster in this regard. I mean you would be the most spectacularly hypocritical thing they have ever done and they've done some pretty hypocritical fix so you put them in an near impossible situation and it is incredibly doable but step one is do not surrender. Guys one last thing before we go to john and jordan. There's ninety two billion dollars online. This would be a pay raise for about thirty million americans and to the tune of ninety two billion dollars every single year the reason why biden mansion and the republicans don't want to do it is because the chamber of commerce is dead set against it they are those business interests are giant donors to both the republican party and the democratic party. And those donors are saying. I wanna keep the ninety two billion dollars. I want to give it to my workers. I want to keep their wages incredibly low now go do my bidding. And they do now. Bernie is not in that camp. But he's getting pressure from the other democrats to take it out of the bill. We in a sense have to back them up by saying bernie. We do not agree. We do not agree. Don't kill it bernie. Don't kill it
Fresh update on "bernie sanders" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"O P S Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. White House Press secretary Jen Psaki says the president will continue to actively reach out to senators. As they pour over the $1.9 trillion package. We reserve time in his schedule to ensure that he could be engaged, roll up his sleeves and be personally involved to get this across the finish line. But Republicans complain they're largely being shut out of the process of budget reconciliation, which could allow the measure to pass without a single vote from a GOP lawmaker. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's a package stuffed with political priorities unrelated to the pandemic whenever their long term liberal dreams come into conflict with what Americans actually Aid right now. Democrats decided their ideology should went out on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller w T. O P. News, it appears there will be a vote in the Senate on raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour Senate budget Committee chair Bernie Sanders says he'll force that vote in the form of an amendment that will be tacked onto the relief package. Sanders is urging Democrats to ignore the ruling of the Senate parliamentarian who says raising the wage should not be included in the current package under special budget rules that Democrats are using to avoid a filibuster. Word today about civil rights activist Vernon Jordan. He has died at the age of 85. Jordan's daughter, Vicky Jordan. Adams tells CBS News. My father passed away last night around 10 P.m., surrounded by loved ones his wife and daughter read aside. Jordan grew up in the segregated South and became a powerful figure for civil rights on Wall Street and in Washington politics. He was badly wounded by a white supremacist sniper and Indiana and 1980. Jordan was also a close friend, golfing buddy and adviser to former President Bill Clinton in the 19 nineties, and 2018. The Financial Times called Jordan, one of the most connected men in America. Vernon Jordan was 85 years old Allison Keyes. CBS NEWS Washington Just to hand the FBI director testifying on Capitol Hill today, it's 10 34. Tackling climate change and providing energy isn't an either or way have to do. Both America's.
Imagine a life without Google
"Up one day and google. All of google is gone. G mail search. Google drive youtube google home. Google maps gone in australia. That world without google might not be that far off lawmakers. There are pushing for some regulations on the silicon valley giant and in response. Google has threatened to turn off its services in the entire country. Joining me discuss recode reporter and host of the new season of podcasts. You listen to called land of giants and it shrink affari history. Hey tiny so. The new season drops today. Congratulations everyone should listen to it right now. or after. this is over In this season you chronicle google's rise from tech startup to this global powerhouse that is now fighting with australian government walking. You tell us about australia. Tell me what's happening there with regulators and how this might play out. Yes so it's a real standoff between australian government and google and basically what the government wants is for google to pay publishers. More like newspapers magazines for new snippets. That show up. Google search but also and probably even more critically for google. They want google to open up their secret algorithms around how they rank results in search and notify any kind of news organization if they end up changing that algorithm and that is something that will really close chest and does not want to share and in land of the giants. We actually went into the origins of google's first revolutionary algorithm called page rank and You know why was it so important and something that you would never want to give away if you're google because that's exactly what makes you google. What would that mean to pull out of the country. Does that mean if someone in australia goes to. Google dot com. They don't get anything. Possibly it could mean that you cannot do a google search. You cannot Open g mail. I think that The full scope of it hasn't really been discussed because at this point they're negotiating right. It's a negotiation and google has said this is a last resort option. They would not wanna poll google's products. But who knows it could be something in between they could just block news articles from showing up so you could still find your local pizza hut. But you couldn't find an article about world politics. Yeah i mean it feels like this Matters to non. Australians which i assume is most of our listeners. apologies to those over there but for most listeners this is about one country. And you know they're fighting some tech giant. Whatever like. Tell me why i should care. The big deal is that this is kind of a template for how governments are going to deal with google in the future right because google and itself has become so powerful that it's almost like its own nation state and you know if a stray elia really wins in the standoff. It'll be a flex of power and so it could be something that we see happen. Not just a miss really about in england in the uk who knows maybe even in the us one day and it's a real test of who's gonna win and zooming out from this right. This is a conversation that's happening. Not just not just the united states but everywhere right about is google chew powerful. That's the theme. You look at during land of the giants. Tell me about how. Google might fair under a democratic administration that frankly like the republican administration that preceded. It is preparing serious. Antitrust action against the titans. That's rates for google right now. It is a very important critical and nerve wracking time. Because they're facing this historic lawsuit. The us government under president trump's administration has sued them. And said you know cues them being a monopoly and now this new administration under biden is inheriting that case and everyone is looking to see who is biden's new attorney general. Who is he going to pick to lead up. This google case is going to be even harder on google. Is he going to expand the scope of the case. How much attention is he going to give it. And we don't really know yet but we do know that there are really strong currents Within the democratic party pushing to be aggressive in breaking up google's power and that comes from people like elizabeth warren and bernie sanders. Who have campaigned around this idea and have a a strong progressive flank of supporters in the party so You know no one knows for sure. But let's say we do know that biden is feeling the pressure to take on big tech and to not be afraid to have his administration go after google and other big tech companies like amazon and facebook. So google is so big at this point that when we talk about antitrust action. We probably aren't really thinking big enough. Frankly i mean. Tell me if google were in australia or you know. Be broken up in the united states. Can you just give me like a sense of the vastness of google empire like. What are we taking for granted in this conversation. I think we take for granted a lot because we just use it every day. It's the calm this integral part of our lives. If google's products were to be pulled from the internet. I basically personally wouldn't probably be able to do my job or even get around with google maps or something like that right and google offers most of these products largely for free so to give google credit. You know they've made these tools. That are so incredibly helpful on the other hand. Are we to reliant on them should there be more competitors in the space. Those are the kinds of questions that politicians are asking right now.
Fresh update on "bernie sanders" discussed on Derek Hunter
"Senator Bernie Sanders, vowing to keep pushing to hike the federal minimum weight even if it flies in the face of long standing Senate rules. Senator Sanders on Monday declared he would not back down on his signature wage initiative after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough ruled last week that the provision setting the federal minimum wage at $15 an hour will not be eligible. Under special budget rules Democrats are using to award a filibuster or passing their coronavirus relief bill. Sanders said he will force a vote on an amendment raising the federal minimum wage. This week. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, another leading progressive in the Senate, says she favors a vote to overrule the parliamentarian. Edie Bennett in Washington, York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo deserve a thorough independent investigation. Need the whole truth of what happened. We need to make sure it never happens again. And we need to look at the nursing home issue. We cannot just look at one another. We need a full investigation of the nursing home issue where thousands of people died. Information was covered up on purpose. And now a third woman is accusing the 63 year old Cuomo of making unwanted advances. Multiple high water rescues across parts of Kentucky, Tennessee in West Virginia. Recent heavy rains unleashing flash flooding. Kentucky is under a state of emergency, and the National Guard has been deployed. Wall Street, the Dow down about 70 points. The S and P is off 14. The NASDAQ trading 89 points lower more on these stories, a town hall dot com 1901, a woman by the name of Annie Taylor climbed into a barrel so that she could ride that barrel over Niagara Falls the first person to do so the reason for her crazy endeavor. She was struggling to make ends.
Trump lawyers rest case
"After House prosecutors and former President Trump's lawyers finish their cases in his impeachment trial. Members of the Senate ask questions Lead House manager Maryland Democrat Jamie Raskin, telling them Trump was the instigator of the events that led to the January 6th riot at the capital for us to believe otherwise. Is to think that somehow Rabbit came out of a hat. And this mob just showed up here on their own. All by themselves. This is dangerous. Senators. The future of our democracy. Truly Rests in your hands. Trump Attorney Michael Vander Wien dismisses a question posed by Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders as to whether Trump was determined to reverse the election. It's your relevant to the question before this body. What's relevant in this impeachment article is Were Mr Trump's words. Insightful to the point of violence and
More sports stadiums to be used for COVID-19 vaccinations
"Stadiums are gearing up to be used as coronaviruses vaccination sites. CBS is we did Jang President Biden took a virtual tour of the Arizona Cardinal Stadium. So come on in where FEMA helped open at 24 7 covert vaccination site. The president's relief package calls for money to set up more sites on a $15 an hour minimum wage, though he admitted the chances of that are slim that was met with disappointment by Progressive Senator Bernie Sanders. Democrats also added a measure to expand the child tax credit from the current $2000 per child tow up to $3600 something he certainly would support. And we've just
Democrats to Unveil Up to $3,600 Child Tax Credit as Part of Stimulus Bill
"House committees are now hammering out the details of the nearly $2 Trillion Coburn relief package. Put forward by President Biden. Children are at the center of one of these pieces of the package. And with more on that I'm joined by ABC s Elizabeth Scholesy in Washington. Elizabeth Great to have you with us. As usual. This is expected to be direct cash payments to American families with kids. Hey, yeah, That's right. So great to be with you. This is a new proposals that we put forward today by Democrats in the House Ways and Means Committee, essentially calling for an expansion of the child tax credit, So the breaks out is essentially Asking for $3600 per child under the age of six and $3000 per child between the ages of six and 17 and the Democrats say this is holding true to Biden's promise to expand this chap this child tax credit. And to help alleviate poverty. No, there is research showing that this would help cut child poverty and half That's according to a Columbia University study, and this is part of a broader effort as we know of that nearly $2 trillion covert relief package, but certainly a Democratic priority here that have gotten some Republicans support. We saw similar opportunities will put forward by Senator Mitt Romney last week. So this is an interesting way to get more cash to families, especially lower income families and CBS interview yesterday, the president indicated he He doesn't really want to come off that 1.9 trillion mark, but is willing to negotiate with regard to income eligibility. That's exactly right. Joe Biden is holding true to the demand for $1400 stimulus checks. He says he will not go up go below that dollar amount, but he is willing to negotiate on who gets those checks. Currently, the proposal says, If you get more if you earn more than $75,000, you would start phasing out and you would not qualify their own individual That would be $150,000 per couple. So I didn't sound out open to maybe having that income threshold deal little bit lower. Notably those. Some Democrats are pushing back on that idea. We did hear from Senator Bernie Sanders and said anyone who got a stimulus check under President Trump. Should also get a check under President
Biden Wants Congress To Pass COVID Relief Before Mid-March
"Wasn't it? Biden is pushing for Congress to pass his coronavirus relief package and hopes lawmakers can have it on his desk before mid March. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, telling CNN state of the union that the bill will help the ailing economy. We have got to pass that legislation as soon as we possibly can, because at the end of the day we're in the midst of massive income and wealth inequality. The bill will provide relief to small businesses and the hospitality industry, which have both been hit hard by the pandemic.
VP Harris casts tie-breaker vote in Senate progressing stimulus bill
"The Senate passed a budget resolution after a 15 hour marathon session known as a vote a Rama. It ended with Vice President Kamala Harris, casting her first tie breaking vote of the Biden administration. Passing the budget measures sets the stage for Democrats to move forward with Biden's coronavirus relief plan without Republican support. NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell joins us now and Kelsey Walk us through what happened last night in the Senate and into the early morning. So this whole process known as a vote A Rama is a normal part of getting a budget passed and the very first step in using the procedural tool that Democrats want to use to pass the coronavirus aid is passing a budget. Down that also involves up just an endless string of amendments. Basically, any senator can offer basically on the amendment as often as they want and as long as they want until they get tired. The thing about it, though, is most of the amendments that get past are nonbinding, meaning that they end up having almost no no real impact on whatever legislation is to come. So we went through this long ritual, this long process to set up what will be now the committee work. So all of the committees that are named in this budget resolution will start to get to work on writing an actual covert, really fill a thing that could be enacted into law. And speaking of those amendments, Republicans and even some Democrats have suggested limiting Biden's proposed $1400 direct checks to a smaller group of people. Are there any details yet? About who could be excluded from that relief and what the income threshold might be. We don't really know for sure yet, because, like I said the committee's haven't actually started doing their work. What we do know is that there is some appetite, including among Democrats to make sure that those checks are targeted more. There have been some arguments that people who are making more than is may be necessary to To need an additional influx of cash. But those people have been receiving tax and there's an effort to kind of parrot down to make sure that as Republicans say it is targeted relief Now there is a debate about who really qualifies as being too high of an income to require such stimulus on I think we're going to be seeing that play out over the next several weeks. And I think the fact that there was an amendment on this issue that it got debate and that you know, it's indicates that this is something that both sides really care about, which means that it is most likely to have a really serious conversation that could drag out for at least the duration of the time that this isn't committees. I see. I see. And did we learn anything more during this process last night about the fate of a plan to raise the federal minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour. We do know that this is another place where there is, You know some disagreement among Democrats about the fate of the $15 minimum, which some Democrats say that $15 is just not What it should be across the country. They say that maybe in some cities in jurisdictions $15 is a reasonable minimum wage. But they say that other places in the country that doesn't need to be quite that high. Now President Biden has said that it needs to be part of the package. Bernie Sanders, the Budget committee chairman, says that that needs to be part of the package, so this could be one of those issues. That really drags Congress into a fight we've seen with budget reconciliations process that they're using that little fights over things that are important policies to some members can drag down entire bills, and this is a policy that is very important to a lot of people. So it could be one of those issues that we see people fighting about for the next several weeks. Kelsey. I spoke with Senator Tim Kaine earlier this week. And he tried to make the point that this budget reconciliation process could still be bipartisan. Even though a final bill likely isn't going to require any Republican support based on what you saw last night. Is that true? Are Republicans having much of a say in this process? That is technically true. There have been bipartisan reconciliation bills in the past, but you know in this situation Republicans air starting out at about $600 billion, and Democrats are talking about $1.9 trillion. Bridging that gap and finding bipartisanship on such a big divide would be very difficult to come by. NPR's Kelsey Snell. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me.
A big milestone in the Senate
"The senate passed the budget for this package. it is a big milestone. but if you could talk about what that means exactly because it's not necessarily that they pass this package but it is a key procedural step here talk a little bit about that right so what happened earlier in the week. Is that the house. And the senate democrats passed budget. Resolutions will the resolution to basically these budget. Resolutions is the process Where the committees in this case the senate budget committee. That's run by bernie sanders. They look at They they go through the budgets and they increase decrease spending Dead and the ideas that you get busy. You get what you want out of a bill in through this reconciliation just by fiddling with the numbers of the budget and it's a first step process to in its case pass biden's what point nine trillion stimulus package That that he's been wanting to get since he's been in office right so let's let's break it down what. What exactly is in this package. So the one point nine trillion package the american rescue blind. It has a lot of the improvements over the cares act. Plan was passed almost this time last year. Last march when the pandemic started Obviously the big one that everybody is interested in is d. stimulus checks. This is gonna be fourteen hundred dollar stimulus check instead of six hundred dollars. Twelve hundred dollars a previous ones. But it's not the big two thousand one That's well that they that the democrats were talking about in recent months Then there's also increase in unemployment aid the there's a weekly a bonus check that gets sent unemployed workers that's going to be increased to four hundred dollars and it's going to last until the end of september right now tony lasting until mid march for three hundred dollars then variety of other Extra provisions for rental assistance saudi eviction moratorium and eight for the Stay states and local governments more money for child tax credits and also more money for vaccine right as i understand it. A lot of funding will go towards setting up distribution centers. Porting Folks who actually running these vaccinations senators and really just sort of getting more infrastructure built out for deploying more vaccines to more people which is something we all wanna
Biden Wants a $15 Minimum Wage
"President Biden has theirs is facing some reluctance among moderate and conservative Democrats to go along with a package that is very, very expensive. There's another side of this, which is that there's you know, there's a progressive element of the party that wants a lot and once it now and Senator Bernie Sanders is now chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. What impact will that have? I think it's it's having. It's already having an impact. But Bernie is and I talked to him about this for a story earlier this year, he is feeling very much like he wants to be aggressive with this budget reconciliation process, So he and the chairman of the House Budget Committee have have written a A budget reconciliation document that would allow for in the first cut additional $1.9 trillion in deficit spending, just like the president's calling for that's that's an aggressive use of reconciliation to drive up the budget. Deficit, But he also wants to push the boundaries of what might even fit under reconciliation. So he's he very much wants to try to get a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour federally into this recovery package like the president has proposed. That's not something that a lot of people who are well versed in You know, Senate procedure thought possible before this year, But Senator Sanders is really going to push that he's going to make a inarguable unt that if you increase the minimum wage people pay more taxes because they're earning more money and therefore you should consider that something that has to do with the budget and that can survive reconciliations. So his aggressiveness I think will be Actually, you know, Ironically, in important part of how ambitious the Biden agenda can be after losing Tonto, the less ambitious by an agenda in the Democratic primaries in the last presidential election. And just so we understand the term when we say a $15 federal minimum wage. That means that's that is the minimum wage across the land. Every cross lead worker is going to get $15 an hour at least. Yes, the idea right now it's $7.25. It hasn't been raised in a long time. And the proposal is that over the course of just a few years, it would rise to $15 an hour. And that would mean essentially, no one in the country could earn less than $15 an hour for you know whether you live in West Virginia or New York or wherever Do we know if the Republicans that President Biden is negotiating with are prepared to accept a $15 minimum weight? They are not. I think that there is almost no chance that you get Ah, single Republican on that size of a minimum wage increase. They very much cite concerns that it will reduce employment or hurt small business owners. Um, where's Democrats pushed the idea that will help workers and will help the economy overall by giving people more money to spend who are more likely to spend it. Um, but no, I think that If there were to be a compromise package with Republicans, this would be something that's dropped from it. And to be clear, we don't know for sure that 50 Democrats support A minimum wage of $15 an hour in the Senate. There's there's legislation that would do that. That's been introduced in the past, and it does not have 50 Democrats on it. So I think It's a real question if that could pass in the form that they're proposing it. Just to be clear. The $1.9 trillion plan here is Are there any revenue measures associated with it? Is this all going to be funded by borrowing? So at the moment, that's that's what it looks like. It's all gonna be funded by borrowing. Now a group of Democrats in the House and Senate actually would like to offset some of the borrowing by Rolling back some tax cuts temporary tax but cuts that passed in the stimulus legislation last year for corporations so that may be part of the ongoing unfolding debate this week. But in general, the way the Biden team has been looking at, it's too big early legislative packages on the economy. The they've been looking at it as we borrow money in order to save the economy now from its current dire situation, But they will at least partially and perhaps fully pay for the next big package. The infrastructure jobs, clean energy package by raising taxes on businesses in the rich. We need to
interview With Reconciliation Activist J. Christopher Collins
"Welcome to the midlife. Mix tape podcast. Jay christopher collins. I'm so pleased to have you here today. High nancy. thanks so much for having me well. Listeners will know that. I have taken a bit of a pause in doing the show at lost my mom in december If anybody has gone through a loss like that you know that it takes a little while for you to feel like yourself again. I'm not quite back yet. But i was kind of trusting that the universe would put a guest in front of me. That would make me wanna put the headphones back on and have another conversation. So when i read about your book chris as like. That's it that's that is the energy. I wanna start twenty twenty one with on. I'm excited to talk about your book. Mending are union healing communities through courageous conversations. Because that it's top of mind right now. But i chris the question we always ask on this show. What was your first concert in. What were the circumstances. My first concert was willie nelson willy nelson at stubb's barbecue in austin texas from austin right. Yeah i went to. I'm i'm from. Texas went to college. In austin and stubb's barbecue is on Is in downtown. And it's a great music. Venue added a young age introduced me to old country like willie nelson ernest. Tubb johnny cash. I definitely grew up with that old steel guitar country sound and while i was in college at saint edwards university in austin Willie plays in austin all the time. I called my dad and said hey well he's playing what you come down and logos. Am and he said okay came down. We went to the concert. Together was the first time i had been around my any of my parents with the smell of marijuana in the air that go it was it was good. It was fine another step into adulthood. I think that's right willies. Great i love one of the things i love about him is that he. It's obviously a family employment situation. He's got all his family members up playing with him. And i think it's so sweet like i think that might be a big part of the reason he makes music. There is a strong sense of joy. You can see in his eyes and his face when he's when he's up there he's he's one of the great legends of our time and Everyone in texas loves willy. And somehow he's been able to be this progressive voice a very conservative state supporting dennis kucinich bernie sanders for president yet Everyone across the political spectrum loves him and he somehow figured out something. I think we need to tap into something we can. we can learn from. We're gonna talk more about the way that people can bridge the gap that way but you do your work under the affiliation of glide memorial church which is a nationally recognized center for social justice in its dedicated to fighting systemic injustices creating pass way out of poverty in crisis and transforming lives what i love about glide though is it's the only church i know that it has conducted a youtube arrest which is based on the music of you to have you ever gone to that service. No that was before my time. But i know that That bano is a big fan of glide and cease a williamson generic. Tiny the founders. And i hear people reflect on those days but Unfortunately i was before i came around to glide well when concerts start again when band start. Touring again If you to comes to town. I'm guessing they'll come by glide and do another youtube grist so your book came out in january. It's called many are union healing communities through courageous conversations. And it's based on the work that you've done through a program called different together as mentioned as part of a part of the programming glide memorial church. So let's just start by hearing about different together. What is it and why did you decide to start. It will take you back to the days following the two thousand sixteen presidential election. Must you must start. That way is better than the two thousand twenty election go ahead. Donald trump had just been elected and I was shocked by the outcome and Also really realizing that. I was out of touch with tens of millions of people with americans who who voted for him despite all of the red flags that came up during his campaign and in those days following the election. I wanted to do something. I knew i needed to do something but i didn't know what that was and I was standing on the street and san francisco one afternoon and An older white woman approached me and said kind of under her breath. I do not say anything in this town. But i'm glad that he won. And i've resisted the temptation to be dismissive But i chose to go into this conversation. I said we'll why is that. And she said that the the election wasn't about race race issue isn't as bad as it was in the nineteen sixties and. I said well you know. It's not really up to us as white people to decide whether it's better or worse we need to listen to the people who experience it and see what they have to say and the conversation went back and forth for just a few moments and we parted ways and we wished each other well and it was really a pleasant conversation considering the topic but i walked away realizing that there is power in these connections and that there is power in disagreement in sharing different perspectives and challenging each other and i felt relieved that i was able to communicate with someone that i strongly disagreed with and wanted to do more of this so from that. Interaction was born the different together project at glide and we've been meeting regularly with conservatives both in the bay area and across the country since the beginning of twenty seventeen and it has transformed me the way that i view this topic the way i view other people as well as the people who who participate regularly in it
Creator of 'Bernie' mittens partners with teddy bear maker
"I'm Julie Walker Bernie Sanders infamous inauguration mittens which became instant memes are the gift that keeps on giving the men's are in such demand creator Jen Ellis to stop making them have to find a partner I'm actually at the moment you change the designer and how to make them in the Vermont school teacher sent them to senator Sanders five years ago and just heard from him after they took on a life of their own it was like talking to an old friend honestly I never met him before and he called me and I was nervous Alice is grateful the means are making people laugh and marvels at the fact Sanders is so skilled that never losing a minute of walking all the time I don't know what his strategy is for not losing him for months anywhere says a portion of mitten sales proceeds will go to the local make a wish charity I'm Julie Walker
GOP divided over growing anti-democratic drift in party
"Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing censure. Democratic House members are said to introduce the proposal this week. Green has made remarks supporting the assassination of current and former Democratic elected officials, Senator Bernie Sanders on ABC this week says the Republican Party is at a crossroads. Ultimately, they will continue being a Conservative party that believes in democracy or an authoritarian party based on big lies, conspiracy theories and, in fact, a movement toward violence, and I hope the Republicans Make the right decision. The formal request contains a demand for Green's resignation from Congress and
Creator of 'Bernie' mittens partners with teddy bear maker
"Who created the recycled wool mittens that U S Senator Bernie Sanders awarded the presidential inauguration will partner with a Vermont teddy bear company to create a mitten line to meet huge demand. The mittens creator Jen Alice estimate she received more than 18,000 requests for Bernie's mittens. Some of the proceeds from her project will go to make a wish. Vermont merchandizing stemming from the image of Sanders and his mittens at the inaugural have raised more than $1.8 million for Vermont Charities.
Woman sells crochet Bernie doll for over $20,000, donates to charity
"You've seen all of the Bernie Sanders means from Inauguration Day. A famous photo now of the Vermont senator at the inauguration shows up seemingly everywhere these days, and it raises thousands for charity, too. Thanks to a local woman. Compost, Brian Calvert explains. The photo shows a bundled up former presidential candidate sporting a pair of knitted brown tan and white mittens. The picture is definitely made the rounds and it also motivated Toby King to get out her crow. Shea Needles mind blowing because I knew Burning was training because of that picture, and I already had a Bernie pattern in a burning doll. So I just went and got that and I modified in Super quick plan. She wanted to do her own version of the Bernie in the photo. By way of crew. Shay and from beginning to start didn't get up and it was seven hours. But that's on top of the hours and hours of actually designing that that I did like a year ago, when it was all said and done. The Redmond woman had a doll, a perfect likeness of the now infamous photo. She even re created a tiny version of those mittens, the mittens, mittens or not that hard, it's just the color changing a special stitch. Now what to do with a tiny crew shade. Bernie Sanders doll. Toby King immediately thought of doing something good with it. After all, Bernie himself was already cashing in on the popular pose much of sweatshirts. And donated two meals on wheels. Vermont and I said that that is perfect. That is what I want to do. She decided to sell it on eBay and give the proceeds to meals on Wheels America, she tells K II TV. That's when things got really interesting for 99 cents, And then a few minutes later. I want to take the screens. I was like, Wow, it's five bucks. The auction ended earlier this week and the winning bid $20,300 Toby King of Redmond had no idea that good she could do And now she wants everyone to have a crow shade. Bernie. She's not planning on making more. But she is putting the pattern for the doll in her Etsy store named Toby Time. Crow Shea. I'm so so just so happy that everybody is making their own little Bernie and planes and Bernie's out there and just it just makes everybody so happy. Brian Calvert Homo news. Come on his time 1
Bernie Sanders' mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity
"You may be laughing at those photoshopped images of senator Bernie Sanders in his winter coat and mittens but they're raising a lot of money for charity the Vermont senator bundled up on inauguration day getting photoshopped into the cast of friends with Forrest Gump on a bench on the moon and on the bridge of the starship enterprise but the social media phenomenons raised nearly two million dollars for Vermont charities Bernie Sanders has been selling shirts and stickers of himself in that brown parka and wool mittens he says the chair man Sanders merchandise keeps selling out online even Getty images will be donating its proceeds to add the Sanders photo two meals on wheels and Burton snowboards is donating fifty jackets to Vermont families Jackie Quinn Washington
Bernie Sanders website offering meme sweatshirts to benefit Vermont Meals on Wheels
"If you're on social media, you've likely suffered upon the latest viral name of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders of Joe Biden's inauguration. Now the senator is turning that mean into meals after a photo of Sanders at the inauguration served as inspiration for countless social media means his campaign stores selling sweatshirts featuring the image all proceeds from the sweatshirt sales are going to meals on wheels programs in his home state of Vermont. Sweatshirt with Sanders and his mittens on the front is currently sold out. I'm at Madison
"bernie sanders" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal this is Potomac Watch Bernie Sanders drops out of the Democratic presidential race plus billions of dollars of corona virus. Relief is making its way to workers and businesses now welcome. I'm Kyle Peterson with the Wall Street. Journal sitting in today for Polish ago we are joined by my colleagues Kim Strassel. Hello Kim Chi Kyle. And Bill mcgurn High Bill icon on Wednesday Bernie Sanders announced that he is suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination in a livestream from Burlington Vermont. He expressed gratitude to his supporters in his donors And then he said this is a maybe not an exact quote but he said together. We have transformed American consciousness. As to what type of nation we can become a any added that our movement has won the ideological struggle Do you buy that Kim. Not Really I think that if he had won the ideological struggle and transformed the collective consciousness he'd actually the winner of the nomination. Instead of dropping out I will say that what Bernie Sanders did do. Is I think more radicalized that side of the party that we think of as a progressive side In cemented his views for significant structural change in the country among that crew people the problem for him as they don't make up a majority of the Party and and even though some of those Democrats who might be sympathetic to his views Cared more about Beating Donald Trump and they believe that his position made Bernie Sanders unelectable and in the end they decided to go with the safer choice. Not as why Joe Biden is now the presumptive nominee. So why why dropout? Now though bill I mean. Wisconsin voted on Tuesday. But I don't think we have any results from that yet and Bernie's not that far behind in delegates he's got about nine hundred Joe. Biden's twelve hundred with something like nineteen hundred yet to be allocated and fifteen states have delayed their primaries due to the pandemic so the races a little bit up in the air. So why now yeah? I? I'm not really sure it's a little bit up in the air. I think there are several several reasons one is. I don't think he wants to be the guy. He was in. Two Thousand Sixteen and get blamed if if Biden loses get blamed for the loss because he stayed in too long out of his own people were telling him to get out the other bigger one is that though he claims as you know. Is Kim points out to shifted. His party won the battle ideologically. He did admit a month ago that he was losing the battle for who is the most electable candidate. The one most likely the beat Donald Trump and I think that was becoming more apparent. I mean my question is whether he struck any kind of deal. I'd be really worried about a Bernie Sanders applied and Gab. That having anything to do with health care so you know I mean in a way it gets a lot of attention but I think he's he's succumbing to the inevitable from the map. That is an interesting question about whether there was any sort of bargain struck here but it does seem like Bernie's continued presence in the race was holding things back. You Know Joe Biden had moved to start considering VP candidates but he still doesn't have a majority of delegates so he didn't want to risk looking presumptive right and so I think the question here. It's it's more. He was not only holding things back but I also think that look. There's going to be more bad news. Likely and the very soon days for Bernie Sanders as well too. We had a election Wisconsin yesterday primary There's a lot of confusion about when there was happening when it was happening. Who all could get to the polls but the Bernie was definitely lagging in all of the polls leading up to that event and it was likely that by was going to notch another significant win there And there's also the reality that the timing is just been really hard on Bernie Sanders and that Right about the time when Joe Biden. Got on a winning streak was when this Virus hit and none of them have been able to do In Person Campaign Events It's been exceptionally difficult. I know for them to fundraise and Bernie hit simply given up on that weeks ago and was instead trying to fundraise for the virus relief efforts so I I think he's not only the base issues of electability but some structural things were simply just in the end Hit hit him as well to if I could just onto that one of the things watching his departure statement. That really struck me is again. His emphasis on greed Bernie Sanders went through this entire campaign. Without as far as I can see a single positive word about the role of private sector in American Life. That's kind of twisted it anytime but it's especially monstrous right now you have. You're Bill Gates using his money to try to Russia vaccine you've GM and Ford turning their their car factories into ventilator factories. You've people doing the same with the hospital masks and so forth then you have all these small businesses trying to keep themselves going for their employees. Is this really greed? I think that such a twisted view of the world and I think in the end. It didn't persuade a lot of Democrats. It was too much for them. The the negative liberty and and not putting anything in perspective but bill did. It persuaded some of the people who were standing on the debate stage next to him. I mean I did Bernie's presence in this nomination contest. Pull the rest of them to the left in a significant way. I think they had. I think that's true to some degree I mean they didn't. They didn't go Joe Biden didn't go to Medicare for all but the party is much more left than than it was the last time. And he made clear that's why he's staying on the ballot. He wants delegates there to influence that platform And he wants if he wants to get something for you know for dropping out now. It is interesting You say is true. Joe Biden hasn't gone to Medicare for all but He has moved at least in my view significantly to the left. I mean he's proposing far more tax increases for instance than Hillary Clinton did in two thousand. Sixteen I mean do you is that. Is that a problem for him. Kim Now going into the general election and is this now. That Bernie is finally out of the way. Is this his chance to pivot back toward the center? Well there's no question Bernie has drove him to the Left Bernie and Elizabeth Warren and just the general tenor of everyone. That was on that and you can just walk through the issues on the Second Amendment on taxes on Free College. John abortion on the green. New Deal on hells insurance a biden. It's been Biden. Who's been moving to the left? It was Never Bernie. Who was coming toward the center and in theory this is his opportunity to pivot except for one of the things that really struck me about all of these candidates as they raced to appease that progressive as for how definitive they were in some of the proposals that they laid out like for instance you know how does Joe Biden. Walk back from saying. He wants to eliminate fossil fuels in on that. That's one of those those issues now. That's the kind of similar issues in claims that really hurt Hillary Clinton in key states like Pennsylvania and West Virginia and her last bid. I'm not quite in Biden. This far more to the left of her position that point. So how does he pivot? I'm not sure right we're talking about Bernie Sanders is legacy and the corona virus relief..
"bernie sanders" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Everyone I'm David. Chalian the CNN political director this is the daily DC. It is yet primary day again. In America. Six dates voting plus the Democrats abroad are going to have their votes counted later this evening. Three hundred and sixty five more delegates at stake in this nomination battle. That is now a two man race between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Super Tuesday to. I've got two great guests to discuss it with later on. We'll be talking to former Democratic candidate for Governor Michigan and Bernie Sanders surrogate CNN political commentator. But first joining me now to talk about the biggest battle of them all tonight one hundred twenty five delegates at stake in Michigan. Jeff Zeleny CNN senior Washington correspondent who just arrived back from the Wolverine State. How are you sir? Hey David I'm great. Thanks for having me so give me a sense of Of you on the ground. What would Michigan feel like when you were there? Michigan feels like It is obviously the biggest prize. One hundred and twenty five pledged delegates so certainly it is a moment where if Bernie Sanders is going to continue his effort in a robust way. If he's going to make his case this is the place to make voters if if he's going to make the argument here This is the place he'll do in a couple of things talking to voters At the Sanders Rally into grand rapids on Sunday and then again with Biden in Detroit on Monday I'm struck by the degree to which President Trump's name came up in both conversations. There is a sense. Without a doubt he is the big difference from two thousand sixteen. We COMPARE ALLOT BERNIE. Sanders nearly wins Beats Hillary Clinton in two thousand sixteen and that was a turning point? I remember that night very well. I was with the Clinton campaign in Cleveland. Actually in Bernie Sanders. Winning was a huge surprise to them. The difference here is Hillary Clinton is not on the ballot Which you know there were some. Anti Hillary Clinton votes in there of course and Donald Trump is the president so that in mind everyone talked about president. Trump's I think that the sense here US comparing to twenty sixteen. I'm not sure how APP that is because boy there are so many differences and I think those two are key Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Well here's where it's apt one person was on the ballot and both times and it was Bernie Sanders and the test is for him as I see it that. He's got to prove that he can recreate of the coalition that he did create in. Two Thousand Sixteen. He's been underperforming in some key areas in this race thus far and in a state like Michigan or state where he overwhelmed last time around like Washington state. That is Voting today or their mail in ballots are being counted today. This is an opportunity for us to see is is sanders twenty twenty besting sanders. Two Thousand Sixteen or is he underperforming that and if he is what is the argument the Sanders campaign makes to go forward. I think Michigan will be a great test of that. I mean he has to do better than twenty sixteen actually particularly places like Detroit in Wayne County. He has to show that he. Can you know win over More African American voters so important to Michigan But one other thing this is. Why so fast? At presidential campaigns. We never know what they're going to be about at the end. They're constantly evolving And I was struck by that by reading the copy of this morning's Detroit news the actual hard copy you can hear it here as I was getting on the plane and it says market plunge raises recession fears. It's election day so we're having something happening in our environment. The market crash yesterday was extraordinary. The Corona viruses making people who've on edge and anxious. So what effect does that have on this race? We don't know necessarily but Joe Biden has always been seen as sort of a comfort blanket. You know everyone does not love him. I talked to people at the Biden Rally last night. He wasn't their first choice. I talked to someone and Elizabeth. Warren Shirt wore the short to the rally. But they said we're going to vote for Biden because a it's time to wrap up this nominating fight and be they think he's the strongest the too so. I think it's so fascinating here. It's not a popularity contest. Necessarily there'll be a lot of people who were with Joe Biden necessarily at the beginning but there with them now. The question is is it enough to overwhelmed a true hard core ander supporters. And I don't know the answer. Well I mean it's just interesting to hear you say voters talking about bringing this nomination race To a close now here we are in the second Tuesday in March the last two competitive democratic contests two thousand eight and two thousand sixteen when the distance all the way through the June primaries Even if it was sort of known who was going to emerge as the nominee slightly earlier than that the those contests went the distance Back in two thousand four is when we last saw a contest sort of wrapped up this early and I. I'm curious to hear you say that. Are you hearing that a lot from voters that they just want this wrapped up because of the goal of defeating trump and David Watterson similarity to two thousand four here and the president exactly? So that is the different. So that's the question tonight. I don't know the answer. I talked to a lot of voters. All you ready to have this unwrap up and people talk about President trump so he is influencing this campaign in many many ways. If this was an open seat I have no doubt a lot of these democratic. The arrivals would still be in. Probably but so. That's a sense. Are Democrats ready to sort of move on an expert or are they not Michigan will tell us so much about that in Bernie Sanders? He campaigned across. The state added a ton of events to a schedules. He really worked for it The Biden campaign came in essentially at the last minute. The last day So we'll see here but there is just a sense of you. Know President trump hanging over this and I think it probably benefits Joe Biden unless Bernie Sanders shows that he can create this coalition and turn people out that he's been talking about and that Ann Arbor Rally on Sunday night. The pictures of the supporters of just flooding the campus for Bernie Sanders is something that Certainly the Biden campaign had to be paying attention to no no way he could draw that Cavi C. college campuses are sanders country. There's there's little doubt about that and I think hanging over all of this you note. The General Election Michigan's one of those three states with that. Blue Wall crumbled that helped deliver the Oval Office to Donald Trump and In the primary for years ago we were able to see some tea leaves about them and I think we should be looking for that tonight as well what it tells us about. The Michigan electorate of for the fall as well. But I would say. It is hard to overstate the burden. That is on Bernie Sanders tonight. Far More so than Joe Biden Jeff. Zeleny thank you so much for being here really appreciate that. Thank you and joining me now to dig. Even deeper on this critical state of Michigan tonight and how Senator Sanders Mayfair. There is former democratic. Gubernatorial candidate Bernie Sanders surrogate and CNN political commentator Abdul El-Sayed. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you for having me so What do you think of my a thesis? That the burden is bigger on sanders tonight than by them. While I'll tell you coming out of Super Tuesday Biden had a huge Surge of momentum and that's undeniable and I think if if Sanders wants to take any of the momentum back it's going to look like performing well in Michigan and You know the reason. Why is that not? You mean winning winning and I mean I mean showing that he can He can earn votes out of some of the demographics that were part of that Momentum search for for for for Biden And arguments obvious right. And you've got three hundred sixty five delegates up. Michigan is more than a third of them and Michigan is also such a keystone for the electoral calendar in the electoral map in November and You know it's also a microcosm of America right. I always tell folks if you if you want any of the American experience you can have that in Michigan right whether it's Folks In you know the rural parts up up north of you know the mid line of the midden Or in the up of course If you want folks in you know Urban Midwest Industrial Communities in places like Flynn Detroit Or if you want you know suburban Michigan in Oakland County. All of that is there And we lost Michigan as Democrats by ten thousand seven hundred and some votes in November handing the presidency to Donald Trump. And so all eyes are on Michigan. Right now It is such a critical state. It's also a winnable. Stay because it it it it bucks convention because it's so diverse now you mentioned The upper peninsula that was sanders country in the primary Four years ago It has a lot of white working class white non college educated voters up there As we see in lots of pockets in the state of Michigan throughout what I saw on Super Tuesday and looking through all the exit polls is that Sanders isn't performing quite as well with that group. Biden is has a foothold that Hillary Clinton never had with that group it seems and that's keeping Sanders at bay in a lot of the states. So not only does. He need to obviously expand his appeal among African Americans. We that that had been on his to do list all along but I think what binds proving now is also on the sanders. To-do list is reinvigorating. This connection he had with white working class voters. I'll tell you though I I've spent a Lotta time campaigning. In those communities and the reason that a lot of those folks supported Bernie Sanders is because he was speaking to the anxieties that they feel about the challenges they face in their lives Whether it's the fact that for a lot of them access to a well paying job that used to be a given Anywhere in Michigan just forty years ago. isn't quite the case anymore Or because you can't have that job you also have access to basic healthcare or it's protection of the Great Lakes which you know a lot of the economy's on the outer ring in Michigan Not only rely on but depend on A viable and healthy. Great Lakes and so For them a lot of the messaging about Reaching forward and solving those problems I think really resonate. So it's GonNa be interesting to see But you know my experience with with those community suggests that there is something about his message specifically that I think Really resonates and it will be interesting to see what happens tonight. I'll I'll tell you though on the ground I was At those rallies in grand rapids and Ann Arbor and Surge of young people and the excitement of young people's huge I was I voted in Ann Arbor on Monday. Ended the mistake voting on the Monday after the After the rally and You know I thought I was. I was getting early I had gone worked out and then I Went to the polls Early I wait in line for two hours and probably seventy percent of that line was college students. So let me ask you. We've seen this in other places. In terms of prior to an election we've seen Bernie Sanders go and campaign in college campus. Get a huge turnout of people. We've seen the enthusiasm excitement of his crowds. It's not materializing at the polls yet. We just we. We have not seen a dramatic increase in young voter turnout. We just haven't seen it. You are of the mind that we're going to see something different tonight. I am and the reason why is because you know. I think there is something among any group of people that gets stereotyped. That you sort of presume that you guys are already showing up. If you don't show up your of course people are showing up. I just you know I've got class So I think I think a lot of the folks. At least I talked to after the rally Look at them. I'll be like you make sure to vote. You don't show up here night and then and then missed the pulse all right if you had to pick one. Don't come here go there but I'll tell you that they realize that there is an opportunity to right now to to turn the tide to change the conversation and that that means that you've got to show up so let me ask you this. As a die-hard Sanders supported that you are a top tier surrogate For the candidate..
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"As a strategy is being deployed. You're winning your fourth term as Mayor Uh and you go on successfully time to run for statewide office the House the Senate and then of course you president twenty sixteen now again in two thousand twenty in each of these campaigns and to these moments you're building larger and more powerful coalitions of voters and given that history. And your success in doing doing that. What do you think is the big lesson from this early phase? Why do you think it is that when we went to Alex Berenson asked him this question and he said you have to go back to eighty one you have to go back to Burlington to understand Senator Sanders and this campaign and this moment why is he right? Why do we have to go back to that race? And that moment politics in America has been very much from the top down still read articles in the New York Times where where wealthy donors gathered today in a hotel to express concern about the Democratic candidates. Who Cares about wealthy donors? We have over one point. One Million Americans who've made donation store can't pace the not wealthy These are working class. People that teaches their workers Amazon works at Walmart home. What I believe in what I believe now the way you transform society is from the bottom on up you talk about issues issues that are relevant to working people issues that are relevant to low income people issues that are relevant to young people and and you grow the voter base? So what I pointed out to you. Maybe the most important thing that we did his nineteen seventy nine to nineteen eighty-three doubled doubled the number of people voting. What we're trying to do in this campaign right now is Parrello is to significantly increase the vote eternal by talking to to people who don't vote in Burlington? What happened is low? Income and working class people saw that government could work for them and they said Oh my God I never knew that my kids have program. We have an after school program. They've now we have a childcare center. Didn't have our streets are getting paid. Snow is getting moved. I didn't know that we're going to go out. We're going to support Bernie and we're going to what the candidates antedates that he wants. Full Board Oldman and now what we have to do in this country. which has one of the lowest voter turnout rates of any major country on earth is to reach out to those working people reach out to those young people and when they stop what this bidding in the political process that is the political revolution? If you become president the question will be sure you talked about national and international issues when you were mayor but there was no real expectation that you could change the course of events as a single mayor of a town of Burlington. If you become president that expectation will be real an urgent and present. So are we to understand that if you wanted to political obstacles as president that your strategy strategy will be to call upon the expanded electric that you have created and turned that into a political force that you would then. It's also what you didn't in Burlington. Alderman started if that is exactly what it's going to happen when we talk about the need to join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee healthcare. Every person through a Medicare for all single payer program. The only way that's going to happen is when millions of people stand up and take on the insurance companies and the drug companies when we talk about transforming our energy system to save the planet from the devastation absolute devastation of the global noble crisis regarding climate. Change the only way that happens is when millions of people stand up to take on the fossil fuel industry so on all of the issues we are talking about. That's what the political critical revolution is about it saying that we're going to mobilize millions of people to stand up for an agenda that works for working families and when they do that it will be no stopping Pinkham. We will be able to create a government that an economy that works for all not just a one percent. Alex what do you think of that. Theory will the coalition that he's trying to build a presidential candidate is such an echo of what he accomplished in Burlington. If you look at the people he has brought with him into the Democratic primary does look like a coalition of younger people. More working class people than almost any other candidate in the Democratic race and his his theory is they are going to show up for him in a way. They wouldn't show up for any other candidate because he is speaking to their concerns directly and Sanders has plenty plenty of reason to expect. That might really be the case. He has charted this remarkable ascent as a national political figure on the strength of this coalition Asia and mainstream to set of socialist and quasi-socialist ideas. That were seen as really outside the mainstream when he started campaigning on them decades ago into the center of one of the country's two major political parties the question for someone like Bernie Sanders is. Does that theory work in a general election on a national scale. Can you really bring in that many new people into the political process where there already are a whole a lot of people who vote and who have pretty vested interests in the context of an American election. Can you speak in the way. He does to the concerns of working class people without alienating millions of people who already vote for the Democratic Party and don't necessarily share that world view and could you as the president use that exact same aim playbook that exact same coalition to master Washington and break a Republican Senate in the same way that he transformed Burlington and broke.
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"I had an experience last summer. I was invited by the government of Nicaragua to attend to six adversity in their revolution revolution. And they must have had four or five hundred thousand people out there listening to speeches. The horrible thought that I had really sunk my stomach was the kids in my own city. Young kids working class kids might be asked by this. President go to Nicaragua and get killed and it was a horrible thought. Some of these endeavors were relatively bold at a certain point. You go to Nicaragua you end up meeting with the leader of the Sandinistas and I know I'm not worried about any known. I'm just time yet. We running yes we all running. How are we doing on time? Five more minutes. I think we'll probably going up right now. Oh none of this is not a don't ended on this question if the issue is trust and this is not always an ask you is. How do events like that? Connect to voters and Brunton. Remind good question like that because I believe we have to empower empower people. One of the things we did is we said to. People speak out on national and international issues. Yes the mayor of the city of Burlington. Lincoln can't determine the defense budget but if we rally people all over the country speaking out on these issues then the members of Congress and US Senate is. We'll hear that so to answer your question. This is just another mechanism that we had to say to people. You have a voice. Do you think we should be spending more money on nuclear weapons weapons. Vote on it talk about it. So all of this has to do with empowering people to understand that in a democracy they can determine the future. Alex what do you make of that. That is really the essence of the Bernie Sanders approach to politics that the most important thing a political leader can can do is give voice to People's deepest concerns and frustrations and encourage people to give voice to it themselves. And if there's a gap APP between what that political leader is expressing or channeling and what he can actually accomplish. It's almost irrelevant that the act of expression Shen and engagement is the most important thing. And what happens when you draw people in on an issue like climate change or the Reagan administration's since policies in Central America is they become politically activated in a way that then transforms politics. Closer to home at the local level and Sandra's did eventually articulate what you're describing but not before he got frustrated with me and seemed to indicate he might end the interview when I mentioned Nicaragua. What do you think that? That's it's a power well first of all. This is a really charged moment in his early career. And in American politics there has been a revolution in Nicaragua. Daniel Ortega take on the Sandinistas are electing revolutionary movement that overthrows a repressive regime. They are seen as dangerous by the Reagan administration Australian because they are so left wing and the Republicans in Washington prop up a brutal right wing militia. To fight the Sandinistas Bernie. Sanders is one of many Americans on the left who get involved at that point in demonstrating in favor of the sandinistas or against Ronald Reagan can accept. Sanders takes a considerably further when he actually goes to Nicaragua shakes hands with Tak- himself. This is a story that someone and Sanders position. Russian probably ought to be able to explain or at least you would think he would feel comfortable explaining it and what I find somewhat confounding. As a reporter order is how much he resents even the prompt to go into his thinking at the time and to reflect a little bit on some of the things about his support support for the Sandinistas. That may not look as justifiable. In retrospect he doesn't WanNa do that. My sense is that at the heart. Tired of it for him. Is this sense that even asking the question is a kind of red baiting that it reflects the way the political establishment and he very much lumps the media and with the political establishment is out to get him much as it was in Burlington much as he believes it was in the two thousand sixteen campaign. This is a guy hi who in his early days. As mayor was described by a fellow elected official as representing the fungus of socialism. He is somebody who is very very sensitive Tiv- to anything he perceives as the charge that he is not just a populist not just very liberal but this wildly outside the mainstream dangerous radical medical. And when you raise Nicaragua I do think that's the nerve that it hits so that. There's no misunderstanding. Those who listen and ask about Nicaragua. I WanNa give you a chance. It's to make sure that there's no confusion for any listener. Whose casually checking in or was there anything about Daniel Ortega that time that give you pause? What gave me pause? Was that the United States at that time as you may recall. I don't remember. The president was before taking a dictator named smoke a WHO was a dictator very big. I supported by the United States of America then Ortega came to power the Sandinistas came to power and the United. It states intended to do what had done. In many instances. You're aware that the United States is a habit of overthrowing governments Latin America. I didn't think that was a good idea. Didn't think it was good idea then. And I didn't pick those who good idea now. So we worked against American intervention so we went there to say as part of the National Movement that the United States should not be involved about overthrowing. Small governments for the record. eighty-five you were you aware of any human rights issues are abuses by by Ortega. But we were aware that this was a very controversial moment Having taken from a dictatorship we were also aware that the United States start time with supporting many governments. Let America will much more brutal Then we'll take us what you hear. There is such an evasiveness about assessing the Ortega government on its own merits that you really wants to talk about his advocacy around Nicaragua exclusively as a repudiation of Reagan and not as as an endorsement of was going on there and if you look at his comments and activities at the time that's not quite right. He was more explicitly. Supportive of what the Sandinistas East as. We're doing then. Just going there as a sort of anti interventionist advocate but in fairness to sanders. This was not a fringe position at the time support for the Sandinistas does has obviously not necessarily aided as well as Bernie Sanders might have expected to politically. And that's I think where you hear his real discomfort talking about it in the context of of this campaign but in taking this trip and in talking about it the way he does he's living his create essentially exactly it is using all the levers of his power power and public influence as elected official to weigh in on this subject that is about as distant literally from Burlington as you can get.
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"To kill a mockingbird has not played to a single empty the seat reports sixty minutes it is the most successful American play in Broadway history. Rolling Stone gives it five stars calling it unmissable and unforgettable all rise for the miracle that is mockingbird on Broadway it's a New York Times critic's Pick Jesse Green calls. It A. Mockingbird for our moment beautiful elegiac satisfying even exhilarating harp released to kill a mockingbird a new play by Aaron Sorkin a New York Times critic's pick tickets at telecharge DOT com. So Alex in Sandra's telling in the face of total oh political opposition and stonewalling. His solution is to essentially do what got him political power in the first place which is go to the people talk to. The people always the people that's his political brand as mayor. Much as it's his political brand now and in Burlington. It's an approach. That really works for him. It it establishes him as a legitimate city executive with an independent power base who cannot be treated as an interloper in City Hall. It's it also the first of a couple stages in mayor sanders campaign to reinvent Burlington city politics and if the first part of that is about about really engaging with city politics at the ground level the next stage after he's been mayor for a couple of years is to look way beyond Burlington and take on big national national and international political issues and connect them back to the local level. If I were the president of the largest bank in Burlington. I'd be real nervous about you. Well they maybe they may be But I think they are but I think what we've often talked about also is that my powers is male are in many ways limited and I have my visions as to what life should be informatics in Burlington and in the United States but we are going to speak out though on national and international issues which affect the city of Burlington for example. Obviously we're very concerned about Mr Reagan's policies which are impacting devastatingly. A low income and working people or we know what else how within the city of Burlington so Senator Sanders during this period. When you start talking about national issues you start talking about President Reagan? His economic pulse. You start talking about foreign policy. Send letters to the leaders of Japan expressing regret for the two arms that were dropped on that country by the US. What was your thinking as you're building this coalition locally you start talking talking about issues beyond the borders of Brandon and what is your thinking be clear? Ninety plus percent of our energy was dealing with local issues like reforming the police department. Tom and paving the streets we brought a minor league baseball team into Burlington Vermont. Ninety five ninety eight percent of our work was locally. Doing what mayors supposed supposed to do. But is part of empowering people what we also believed is it was important to think globally and act locally so if we were spending being a whole lot of money in Washington under Reagan investing in military spending giving tax breaks to the rich that impacted the city of Burlington. We may alias. We need money to help us with housing. We need money to help us with roads and infrastructure and yet Washington is spending this money on the military busy invading another country or whatever. They're doing one. We should be speaking up on those issues. The question is whether we use the incredible wealth and natural resources and intelligence of our society to create a decent Jason Standard of living a decent life for all of our people in this country and abroad whether we develop the greatest military machine for killing in the history of the world. That's what the choices this was the middle of the Cold War and we started a sister city program. I know some of the right wing media misinterprets this but what we did is I took a group of about a dozen people from Burlington. TRS level in the old Soviet Union. The hockey teams coming about we had doctors coming into now. We have kids coming in and out it really. I love the idea. Sister City programs at work phenomenal in a lot of people so the kids began to learn about Russia. And I happen to believe then and I believe now than if we're going to bring peace to the world we need a lot of of cultural exchanges. We youth exchanges. In fact I recently proposed to take you one tenth of one percent of the military budget and putting it into cultural exchanges inches which I think is a very good investment..
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"Alford's why this moment Bernie Sanders is is such an unusual character in American politics as a lifelong socialist and left-wing activists who has endured for decades as a major political Michael figure and who has become a leading presidential candidate and to understand how he got from really the fringes of American politics to the absolute forefront. We're front you have to go back to this moment in early nineteen eighties where he becomes mayor of Burlington where he figures out how to take those ideas and actually win elections with them and then governor govern. This is a period. I've been spending a lot of time on in my own reporting because it's just such a vital formative experience for Sanders and so the story starts with the turn of the nineteen seventies as Bernie. Sanders arrives in Vermont with a whole lot of left wing ideas not a whole lot of local connections and links up with A. You knew marginal political party called the Liberty Union and that party had been formed around opposition to the war in Vietnam and in the fight for economic justice. It is a very small party. In a very small state Bernie. Sanders starts showing up to Liberty Union meetings and the party identifies him as the man they want to run for a US. A Senate seat in nineteen seventy one and it was very interesting campaign and so forth and so on I got two percent of the vote. He loses that election but then he has gotten the electoral bug a you later. That was the general election I ran for governor of the state I got one percent. He loses again GonNa ran for Senate again against PAT. Lahey is Lee often reminds me on. I got four percent and again then he loses. I'm seeing a pattern here. Yes it is loss after loss after loss and while he's running losing he has a series of odd jobs. I was doing some writing. I was banging nails a little bit of carpentry work. He also had a job putting together newsreels and educational film strips about history for our school. Kids that's before video for younger people. There was a single film strips. I won't go to what they were photographs and sound. Did most of the work myself had a little bit help talk of and so forth but a lot of fun actually. He sells these films to schools in the region and he also spent time putting together a project that he's personally quite invested invested in proud of if you're the average American who watches television forty hours a week. You've probably heard of such important people as Kojak and wonderwoman strangely enough. That's however nobody has told you about gene debs one of the most important Americans of the twentieth century which is a film about the life of the legendary American Socialist leader Eugene debs debs was a very great American he was an original founders of industrial unionism socialist candidate for president six times. You know somebody who had the whole lot. The ruling class has always taught in train. You to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourself slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you the people have never had a voice in declaring war throughout the nineteen seventies. He is this activist just educator who is running campaign after campaign and losing every time he's not really developing a professional or political career for himself in Vermont Vermont but in the city of Burlington in nineteen eighty or so so friends of mine came up to me and they said you know there's going to be a mayor's election coming up in eighty eighty one and you know what we check the records and you did pretty well running the Liberty Union candidate you got actually twelve percent of the vote. In some of the working class districts in Burlington two percent or four percent or six percent stays Burlington. We did that. We're doing better so we'll bunch of people together and they said okay. We'll do it. The Bernie Sanders brooklyn-born self-described socialist running for mayor for the first time in one thousand nine hundred eighty one one against a democratic old guard that had run the city for a decade when Sanders becomes a candidate for mayor. He is facing off against a powerful democratic establishment. Burlington at this point for decades has been essentially essentially a one party town with a relatively conservative democratic ruling clique. That has just had a hammerlock on city politics. The incumbent mayor is not seen in by anybody as vulnerable to the point that the Republicans don't even field a candidate against him. He's also up against just a culture of apathy when it comes to municipal election that people generally don't show up to vote for mayor or for other city offices so Bernie Sanders and this kind of Ragtag Group of academics and activists is an intellectuals band together to try to figure out how to crack a city election in a place where nobody liked them has ever won before you would literally it really would not believe if I tell you how little we knew about politics but we ended up having real politics. It's one thing to run for statewide office. Knowing you're not GonNa win on a radio show talk about issues which are good but the nitty gritty of politics. So as a newcomer to city Politics Bernie Sanders runs a different kind of campaign from on the campaigns. He's run before this isn't about thirty thousand foot ideological issues like when he was a protest candidate for the Senate volunteer worker at the old The CO-OP here in Burlington right ground spell obscurity. You got cut from one hundred thirty dollars to forty eight dollars and what what was the justification for that. How do they expect you to live on different? They don't care. This is a ground level campaign. That's weighed over really concrete. Kitchen table issues that are relevant. He hopes to a wide array of constituencies in the city. That feel like they've been left out by the existing power structure. We had a lot out of support in for example low income housing projects that people who are getting a raw deal from the city that ran the projects we had support from environmental groups. We had support from one group in the south end of the city was going to be a major highway right through the neighborhood and they said we don't like that so sanders is gaining some real support in this race. He's not a trivial candidate but still the powers that be in Burlington. Do not see him as a threat to win this election. Let me talk about election night. What what was the story of that night for? When I walked in on election day I was of the two opinions Number one that we would lose very heavily in the newspapers and some guy a newspaper I was covering it said the odds of Santa's winning about one hundred to one that was literally they wrote so either we were doing something magical or we would lose overwhelmingly early but I did not anticipate. Is that would on election. I think the results were ahead by fourteen votes. And after the recount templates dot. I did not expect. Many people in Burlington are still in a state of shock following that cities most stunning political upset in memory press reports from election tonight. Describe him as stunned and then elated that he wins and he wins by the absolute narrowest of margins just ten by ten votes but art sanders one of the founders the Liberty Union Party and a consistent loser in previous quests for elective office was now the big winner considered by many to be unelectable because of his so oh called radical views Mr Sanders put together an unlikely coalition of supporters and edged the ten year incumbent Gordon pocket so your strategy had worked when you take office becoming elected official the day to day reality of it match your expectations of the power of winning this office in being there well we had a very unique experience Bernie. Sanders has pulled off an extraordinary feat. He has abandoned the city establishment. He has become a socialist mayor in the United States at the height of the Cold War. I black but what happens next. Is He runs into a brick wall of political opposition. There is a body in Burlington. The board of Alderman. We would call it a city council. There are thirteen eighteen members. Eleven of them are either Democrats or Republicans but their party label matters less than the fact that they're opposed to Bernie Sanders. He comes in the powerful Democrats in the powerful Republicans. Both essentially say he should not be the mayor of city and he will not be the mayor of the city for very long. Because we're GONNA make sure that he can't get anything done people were trying to sabotage trying to sabotage me yes trying to sabotage. The first thing they did was through fire my secretary they have the power to fire your secretarial so they rejected secretary they take it back pretty quickly but the damage. The relationship is Kinda done not only to the board board of Aldermen mass with his ability to hire secretary they reject all of his nominees for the top jobs in the city city clerk city treasurer city attorney and they made me run the city for the first year with exactly the administration of the Guy I had beaten. You know it's like neutered. Yes so it's like you know. Donald trump running his administration with brock Obama's appointees so four really his first full year as mayor here he has a somewhat ornamental role. How are you thinking about this rounded? What they had said in one of the elite said? Well Look Bernie. Sanders is a fluke. That was the word the US and they said you're brand of politics. Everything about you thought was just. This was an accident it should never happen and we will stonewall him in the first year people see that he can accomplish anything then. We'll go back to the office. Yeah well it was a brutal you so what we had to do was literally formed a parallel City government without any money. I mean we didn't couldn't pay anybody but we put together a group of strong supporters and we had them helping us working on legislation and ideas ideas and we did everything that we could why we're being absolutely opposed by the Democratic and Republicans on the Board Waldman so we we organized that the grassroots level. We mobilize people. Our job was to get people involved in the political process. How did you tell you how we did? Even before I took took office. We had meetings on issues that people were concerned about that have been ignored for very long time. We said we believe in. What's the city has got to be vital alive? What do we do about the arts? What do we do about economic development? We do about women's rights so we ended up starting owning a council on Arts Council on Women Council on us we slotted what we call the neighborhood planning associations which meant we gave local Eh. Each ward had a certain amount of money spent however they want it so we try to democratize it and we brought people into the process of wasn't Meesane we're going to do a B and c these people who themselves selves.
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"We have to go back to the first time that you want elected office as mayor of Burlington in one thousand nine hundred so the New York Times gotta right every once in a while. So that's what I want to ask you about all right there you go from the New York Times. I'm Michael Barr. This is the deal Rowlinson. Jason is the largest city in Vermont. Situated as it is on Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains view. It's a lovely lovely spot. We'd like to meet its new mayor Mayor Sanders. There's got a lot of attention recently. Not only with his ten vote victory but mostly because he is a socialist part to in our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the top four Democratic candidates for president today the people who are living all the Burlington Housing Authority developments both the senior citizen developments low-income housing projects on going to be receiving the lowest cable television bills in the state of Vermont Bernie Sanders Ronald Title Regan and his billionaire. Friends do not represent America. But we do. Lastly I want to touch on the theater. My heart and that is the issue of affordable healthcare. The people of Burlington voted overwhelmingly overwhelmingly in support of Congress moving forward to establish a national. It'll help care system. I think that is exactly how this country is going to have to go on that issue. It's Friday December. Sixth Sixth.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"You know and how will he pay for it you know. He's made no he. He has an obfuscated the fact that Yes yes taxes will go up for businesses Katie. It's not like we have an extra treanor two dollars sitting around and planes that don't work. That could go towards that. Yeah it's not like you know but the whole argument being that you might spend a bit more on your taxes but you would. Otherwise otherwise spend that money on premium automatically you'll be saving money And he also says that his plan will save money by using government collective bargaining to lower prices of pharmaceutical local companies. And things that this would save the government when one hundred thirteen billion a year And you know so. I think that this is probably the strongest Medicare for all plan that we are seeing the will get into it a bit more. We Talk About Elizabeth Warren He also has his his wealth tax plan tax on those with a network of over thirty two million so the top zero point one percent of households they would have a progressive tax rate eight in this progressive tax rate would be one percent tax on households of two adults with over thirty two million meaning that they would pay about five thousand dollars in a wealth tax. which honestly isn't that much? When you're making that much money after you make the initial and then that goes up with each subsequent bracket that you get into so it goes up to two percent for people that earn fifty to two hundred fifty million dollars each and then it would be different? If it's a a single household and Bernie's team claims that would raise about four point three five trillion over the next ten years. And what would he want us to use that money for. He would like to use it to fund on Universal Childcare affordable housing plan and some of it would be used to fund medicare for all. is well this. Isn't that different from Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax plan except that she would be using some of this money to support Hughes but he does have a plan for that as well also just the amount out and the percentages. Yeah he's going to be farther to left on. I mean I'm just saying like inherently like at its crux. They aren't drastically different but yes different rates and all that but he also has you know Free College for everyone plan which would eliminate eight tuition at four year public colleges and universities and this applies to all prospective students regardless of economic status and it would cost the Katya Acadia is key is college currently expensive. It's like like with Bernie. Sanders is electricity. I just stole books. From Barnes and noble. It's really expanded with very affordable audible. It really it's really expensive and you know I think that the real way and I'm just positing this to increase equality and opportunity is through education so we really want to fix this. We need to make sure our broken system. We need to make sure that people have access to it. I think that's where he's coming from. But I don't know I don't know What if what if instead of that? We just provided additional extension cords so that everyone could steal power from the local think that I think that his his free college for everyone plan includes extension. Cords so I think that that's one way okay but so but actually so peed actually offers tax incentives on extension cords ars though but that doesn't count for inflation. No I have a question. Do you guys know if like any of these plans education of anything to do with like like medical school and Law Oskoui and things like that or is it. Just on Undergrad. I believe it's Undergrad. Not Enough of what. I've been focusing undergraduate and graduate school. Yeah I'm just thinking of my brother who has like three hundred thousand dollars in debt to become an oncologist yet but you know if you decide so Soviet if you decide to do nothing gre- like on college your cancer. You Know Design Zayn. Anybody gets cancer. Yeah Yeah we're not talking about Universal healthcare because people get cancer. All right no His plan also includes a student loan reform lowering interest rates But he's also proposed a bill that would cancel current student. Loan debt And that would be funded by a tax on Wall Street And you know like Warren. He wants to invest one point. Three billion every year in private non-profit historically black colleges and universities in minority minority serving the tuitions. And that's all great. You know we're familiar with a lot of his stances right now. He's on immigration. He's called for the break-up of NC. BP and wants to reinstate and expand expand DACA dismantle deportation centers and reunite families allow more more refugees. All of this He wants to end the prosecution of whistle blowers using the espionage espionage. Act All of that's great and And let's talk about Israel real quickly because Bernie is perhaps the most vocal critic of Israel's policy towards Palestine amongst any of the candidates he's long criticized the US's support of Israel and says that aid to Israel Israel should be contingent on how they treat the Palestinians he would also like some US funding to be used as humanitarian aid in Gaza. Just last week you speaking at a Jay Street conference suggested that the US should condition aid to Israel. Uneven give some of that aid to Palestinians which makes them not a favorite with Israel and I guess one of the main criticisms of his stance on Israel's is the suggestion that if we send funding to Gaza then we're also funding Hamas which is obviously equating. The people of Gaza with House. You know that's a talking point of people like Ben Shapiro and and those those lovely human beings on this issue. Sanders says conflicting an effort to address that crisis with support for Hamas is part of an effort to dehumanize is Palestinians and continue the conflict which I agree with an interesting thing to note in this comes. It's actually our good friend. Katie Golden wrote about this script for some more news or other show But that in times of peace support for Hamas actually drops and. That's interesting testing to just keep in mind that during times of conflict the Palestinians tend to turn to Hamas for protection because they don't have any other options it which is why of course it's in everyone's best interest to foster peace as an attempt to diminish their sway in the region If you're in an open air prison and you've got no one to protect you. Then what are you gonna Adan Right. I mean it seems very unreasonable that the Palestinians side with a mosque during times of conflict. Because you know a win win for example there there were those attacks in the United States in two thousand one we did not Begin to irrationally support our military industrial complex in a variety of overseas ventures Well beyond anything that could have been construed as a reasonable reaction. That didn't happen here so light. Let's talk a bit about some of the stuff that he's received some push back on one would be guns Those of us who have different relationships with guns but for are as a liberty sexual in exactly what quasi sexual. Yeah you know for us. It's pretty well accepted for a liberal. Ah To be more anti-gun in general pro gun regulation But Bernie has always expressed a belief in the right to own arms. Also believe if in some gun control in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. He supported and salt rifle ban. In one thousand nine hundred forty he voted against the Brady Handgun. Violence Prevention Act due to mandatory waiting periods. But for the most part through the his political career Sanders has believed that most gun control dishes. Decisions should be left to the states even following the Sandy Hook massacre in two thousand thirteen. He expressed some skepticism about whether he would support New measures that Obama was proposing at the time which included in salt weapons ban. He did ultimately vote for it. But you know that comes back to also a AH catering to his state and the people that vote for him and you know playing the game of being a politician but his dance. Yeah go ahead Robert Vermont is. I'm not sure if you're aware of this of forty percent gun bipolar. So it's a reasonable move. Yeah I I understand that but it just seems like an important thing to bring up because that is something that people talk about when they're talking about Bernie Sanders But it's it's important to note that is a stance has evolved a lot since then then Now his gun control platform includes taking on the NRA. it's affecting Washington expanding background checks Ending the gun. Show loophole will ban the distribution of assault weapons. Other things to you guys can check out his website. I'm not GonNa just read his website to you but I just make the point that he has had some. There's been some controversy or some criticism of him in this issue in the past and he has done some evolving. The other thing I wanted to bring up was this pro life. pro-choice controversy that kind of bubbled up in twenty seventeen It seems worth noting In two thousand seventeen sanders campaign pain for a Nebraska. Mayoral candidate Keith. Mellow who has cosponsored bills restricting abortion rights And and and that rubbed a lot of people including myself the wrong way at the time you know back then people were post. Two Thousand Sixteen people were really upset that he wasn't endorsing racing other Democratic candidates which you know really could have helped them in their races but he did endorse this man of all people and Sanders defended his decision saying quote? The truth is that in some conservative states. There will be candidates that are popular candidates who may not agree with me on every issue. I understand it. That's that's what politics about in claims quote. If we were going to protect a woman's right to choose at the end of the day we're going to need democratic control over the House and the Senate and the state governments the over this nation and we have got to appreciate where people come from and do our best to fight for the pro choice agenda but I think you just can't exclude. People who disagree agree with US on one issue and get that sentiment but I disagree. I think I think that's a line in the sand at this point for me. I don't think that we can have Democrat's office. That aren't pro-choice doesn't mean that people have to get abortions. But they have to support that. The Democrats believe in women's reproductive rights or even the logic behind that is a little off kilter. If few you're saying that you need democratic control in order to protect women's rights nights but if some of the Democrats are not going to vote for it in graded this mayor but in general that really really really hurt my feelings. That's the wrong way to head but link. This is somebody that is an advocate and a bulldog and fights for people that the need need him and and and women are obviously obviously. This is greatly important. And and you know a lot of pushback on on this from people that are diehard Bernie fans would say like look look to his record and that's true he has been really pro women's reproductive rights and it's important to note but I I I That bothers me. That really bothered me. Yeah he's he's not perfect he One thing that's interesting to me as we go over all the stuff. Katie is that his background. He's a guy who is not willing to compromise on the things that are important to him to make himself more palatable for election in the in the first place he was pretty strong about like like. He's pretty consistent about the main lines of his campaign but once he is in office And once once he's sort of like like in in that mode he's been very willing to compromise and compromising fat and in some cases on his beliefs and stuff in order to stay in power to kind of like further the goals that he has which is like. That's not necessarily a bad thing. It's kind kind of the people who do that. Tend to stay in politics for a long time rather than getting kicked out so it's being a politician. It's being politician like they like they all. You're not a politician. Yeah cody stuff. You wanted to bring up briefly. Yeah You'd mentioned sort of.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"His record is a mayor. was you know not all one sided But he was reelected again and again and eventually in two thousand six he was sent the people of Vermont to the Senate and there he remains and that's what I wrote about Bernie Sanders for high speed essay project. That's so good. Thank you for Bernie We you guys want to talk about. Yeah we were just like making giving you their look. We're we're not sure so you covered a lot of the stuff that I think. There's a lot of overlap and I love that you know I I was GonNa Talk. Focus more on his political career you've certainly touched on this. The first point I wanted to make is looking at his history of elections and losses but perseverance. You know so he ran for governor. Several Times ran for Senate several times The only position that he won out of hand without a he we know having previously lost is mayor that was by very low margin even after he was married he ran for the House of Representatives but lost his first time. And then you know ran again again and was elected in Nineteen Ninety took office in Nineteen Ninety one And and and I think that's were a lot of us start to know him. You know this was very helpful. All this back story But you know immediately once he was in there he founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus was a consistent opponent. Senate of George W Bush's administration. He forced voted against the Iraq war and quickly established himself as being an opposition to tax cuts that benefit the wealthy incorporations Inc's he was re elected seven times after that usually by wide margins than in two thousand six sanders ran again for the US Senate in this time time he easily won and in twenty sixteen. Well I don't need to tell you what happened to sixteen but I mentioned this again. Bring back to that point of I. I think it's interesting. It speaks to his resilience and like the fact that he keeps coming back. They you know his his ingrained desire to to make a difference with people I think that. That's a charitable of course. I think he's a politician but he's you're genuinely cares about improving people's lives It also speaks to how he how. He's worked his way through politics that he's taken in time to win people over and you can look at it and be like well elections. He's lost but you can also see historically he's run for things and then one after that so I I just put that out there. Yeah you can. You can get elected easier if you compromise more and sort of reframe what you say. But for the most part he says what he means and just has continued to make the case and people have caught onto it. Yeah such as with Medicare care for all. Obviously he's the first person to have been championing. This and now it is something that we all talk about. And it's perhaps the most important important issue that people are voting on You know according.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"You Know Deborah. This house was full of floors. There's no not not a dirt floor. Incite now Bernie state in Vermont after the divorce in March of nineteen sixty nine. He bought another property even further away from civilization for days after buying it his first son Levi Noah Sanders was born to a woman named Susan. Motte now during this time Bernie worked mostly as a carpenter and he was by all accounts. It's terrible people who are still friends. Today who have been his constant supporters for decades. All agree he was a garbage carpenter. So Bernie's do not hire Bernie Sanders to build you a bookcase. Still my that is. He's he's like the opposite of great story. Exactly it would be Kinda the cool if he and Harrison Ford opened up like a carpentry shop But not if you got Bernie on one of those days she would really want Harrison doing the job now. Bernie also worked as a writer and with slightly better at this job but as we'll cover later not a lot he. He made very little money at this point in time and he never really found a career for himself until at age thirty he stumbled into politics on October. Twenty Third Nineteen seventy-one Bernie went to a meeting of a political party called the Liberty Union This was an anti war. Party active in Plainfield Vermont. where he and Susan lived now during the meeting call went out for someone anyone to run for for? US Senate under the party platform. No one else seemed to particularly interested in Bernie volunteered So this is his entrance into politics. Now he was not a natural campaigner during his first radio interview. He was so frightened that the microphone picked up the sound of his knees hitting against the table he wrote in his book outsider in the house a strange thumping noise traverse the airwaves in the few calls that came in express no doubt that this career was to be short lived. Who is this guy? One of the listeners. Ask so he's not. He's not one of these people whose charisma immediately everyone's like this man is going to be president one day kind of seems like a Gawky Nerdy nerdy socialist kid who lives in dirt shack. Yeah he's just a passionate Weirdo. You gotTA. He looked like he was eighty at thirty. Yeah he's he's the same age since about nineteen seventy five. Yeah now Bernie ran for Senate in a nineteen seventy-two special election auctioned failed He ran again for governor the same year and he failed at that then he ran for Senate again in nineteen seventy four and he failed and he ran for governor again nineteen seventy six and he failed failed at no point did he get more than six percent of the vote. So he's not. You wouldn't say great at this. So far I was GONNA mention this in my section I get into the politics of it but yeah and is a one thousand nine hundred seventy six gubernatorial run. He ended up getting a I think. Like eleven thousand votes which not impede over Gut But that was like at the high point I think of the Liberty Union parties engagement certain people it also kind of siphoned off votes from the Democratic challenger in the Republican one. Yeah so he's that is interesting that Even his failed campaigns got more votes than people. uh-huh interesting interesting. I wonder if he took really awkward photos in front of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin. I bet he didn't. I think maybe maybe Pete has a lock on that now. Oh but maybe it's something Bernie did but like Pete Pete copied copied it. It's like it's like with the it's like with the orphan. Yeah he's just being like God damn it. That was my thing for that at my wife talking talking about sexy I wasn't in front of the monument to the greatest crime in human history. Damn it yeah influence or photos in front of the Holocaust Museum for all who wanted yeah. I can't wait to see president trump selfie in front of the Holocaust Museum. That's going to be a real. It's GonNa be real treat. Well he's a religious so it's bet it's going to be where he chooses to plug Michelle Malkin's new book now now So yeah well. Well Bernie threw himself running into office. He barely managed to keep his small family live He did have a floor at this point so you could. I'd say he moved on up. Hey rented a brick duplex that had basically no furniture or food in it. Who need them most floor? Most of his friends say it was just library very cards and notebooks full of scripts. So Brady's that guy his son Levi who I have to tell you. His son apparently always called him. Bernard I feel like my dad was named Bernard I would absolutely do that. Yeah now his son Leib. I had an upstairs bedroom. And Bernie shared custody with Motte and the nature of their relationship is kind of unclear. I think to everybody which is not our business. I've never heard any allegations that she liked hates him or anything But you wouldn't thing you will find if you look for Anti Bernie sort of interpretations of his background which which I did because that's part of our job on this Is that he was the sort of idea that he was a deadbeat dad during this period And and there is a little bit of evidence for aspects of this Darcy trouble one of his fellow. Liberty Union members described his apartment in this period as stark and dark and another friend said. The electricity was turned off a lot. Remember him running an extension cord down to the basement. He couldn't pay his bills. So Bernie is like stealing his power and not able to Kim. Keep the lights on. When he's taking his? Yeah you know I mean I have different. I do slightly connotation of what a deadbeat beat data is. There's more there's a little. Yeah Yeah I just I I will say for the record. I kind of want a president who had to steal power into Being as someone who has stolen a lot of electricity a variety of buildings over the years in fact some somebody to steal electricity just for for the love of the game. You know even if you don't need anymore you're like yeah that yeah just over the library. Actually the feel just feel for once again second. Yeah now a Mutt was apparently which is his sons mom in I guess the on again off the quasi relationship. It's very unclear. What the extent of their relationship was but she was around regularly would suggest that Sheen Bernie had a decent relationship The piece of evidence you'll see most regularly cited to suggest that Bernie was a deadbeat. Dad failed in his duties as provider. was a testimonial in a local Vermont on paper from Nineteen seventy-one now this was over a tenants rights. Bill and the testimony was by Susan. Motte in the newspaper. She complains that the bill does not go far enough to protect single mothers on Welfare. So it's basically her being like I. I think this tenants rights. Bill isn't good because you know I'm a single mother on welfare and it's not GonNa do enough for me so people who do not like Bernie have taken this the fact that you know his The mother of his child child was living as a single mother on welfare in identifying that way as evidence. That Bernie was yeah a deadbeat dad. I mean The article cool that I found on vetting Bernie Twenty twenty Went by the title deadbeat. Dad how Bernie's craven political ambition kept him from supporting his young child so so it's not not a subtle subtle take. Now that doesn't sound fair. What what what? What side of the political spectrum do you think that came from? You're very liberal. Yeah you're you're one hundred percent any Yeah yeah vetting Bernie. Twenty twenty is a project of the People's view an organization with the slogan restoration. Not Revolution Yeah it's pretty. It's pretty main. Yeah I bet. They love Pete. Buddha images picture in front of the silicone I say. We take their perspective with a lot of grains the salt. I mean the headline deadbeat dad. How Bernie's craven you don't you don't you think that's biased? Somebody not having the money his W- wife or his ex whomever share relationship with his ex girlfriend and her being on welfare and considering herself calling herself a single mom does not make Bernie a deadbeat. Dad It means that they're I would say that's a stretch they're poor. Should I could see Bernie being an absent minded dad. I could see Bernie cerebral. I could see him being difficult as a data. Ah I suspect he was not somebody that forgets you know. I mean he's stolen anyway. It bills itself itself as a progressive and Liberal Democratic source on the Web But seems to mostly focus on smearing Bernie Sanders and to a lesser extent attacking Elizabeth Warren Interest and the the editor in chief seems to have deep ties to the healthcare industry. That's all we need to know about that. Taylor's Taylor's time Zola's Ryan every single time that was also in researching. This is trying to find. Like all right. GimMe the Gimme the good stuff like yeah and almost everything is just a version of what you described. Yeah no there is there is some actual usual dirty dirty dirt that we will be talking about There is floors. No but that is hard to do. Because he's flourished larryelder. Yeah it was just sturt But you know this is. This is something that some people will attack him on. And whether or not you think I will note that this is basically the attack that Growing up all conservatives had for all socialists is that they were all exactly like Bernie Sanders living in sin out of wedlock with their their the mother of their child and Subsisting on welfare stealing power so he is absolutely that guy. Yeah yeah he was. He was a hundred percent that guy but that is also a lot of people love them. And whether or not you do depends depends on your your views on that sort of thing but you know what you should love. Regardless of your views products and services the products and services that we can all socialist first capitalist Communist Marxist Kamerhe Rouge we can all agree that products and services are a necessary part of society. You can't live without him if if I'm remember. They were big fans of advertising..
"bernie sanders" Discussed on Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
"That was Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaking to me from his campaign his in Vermont. I'm joined now here in the studio in Washington. DC by the intercepts DC bureau chief Ryan Grim Ryan. Welcome to the show always good to be here under. They're dealing with the health the age question. I had to throw him at the end. It's kind of always the elephant in the room always has been now post a heart attack Even more so it was interesting that he kind of joked to their about. You know I'll come back and four years and talk to you about a second term but normally when you vote for president you're assuming if you're a supporter of that person and they're going to serve two terms eight years. Eight years would make Bernie's on his eighty seven years old when he left office he did seem to be leaving open the possibility that he he would serve one term and he explicitly said I will serve one term and then I'll figure out a second term later whereas the standard answer for that is no. I'm I'm in it for two terms. mm so that's you know. No no president. Modern presidential candidate wants to wants to cut themselves short though pundits are always looking for somebody to say that I wrote a piece last year saying maybe guy and I attacked by supporters of Bernie Sanders. Saying I'm a just and Jimmy Carter himself as I pointed out to the Senate said he doesn't. I think he could've done the job. At the age of eighty I'm clearly in the presence of a great pundit but you know because there's an idea and I think there's probably a little bit of merit to it that that some instead of voters would see as statesmanlike you know a commitment that you're in it for the American people four years off the revolution going to bring about the revolution. I'm going to give it everything you've got and and you're going to put in place people who are GonNa carry forward the revolution for you. So let me jump in there and say what was also interesting that interview was Elizabeth. Warren's name was mentioned obviously by me and by the senator I asked him would he be open to having a war on a presidential is part of the. I know it's part of the Pala Games and of DC. But actually even when I talked to friends of mine who are not political and this comes up. There's actually a lot of interest amongst public larger who vice presidential candidate. Who would be on the ticket with that person? And I know people don't like talking about it. It's too soon bought if you're someone who's torn between Bernie warrant if you're a progressive you kind of like the idea of okay. Whoever gets on the top of the ticket? I hope the other person's on the bottom of it you do and it's always fraught to talk about it from a gender relations standpoint if you're talking about a woman as vice president and Joe Biden step on a rake that hit him right in the face at the beginning of his campaign when he suggested Stacey Abrams make a wonderful. VP and apparently bite under this in two thousand sixteen into he reached out to Elizabeth Warren about when he was thinking about jumping in the race to challenge Hillary Clinton he wanted Warren as his running mate. Then too right yeah right. So and and it fits his his his view of the world. All that aside. I think you're right. And more to the point. Somebody like sanders also warned in a way to but somebody like sanders doesn't trust very many national politicians that you might be able to count all of them on that so trigger if he's doing the kind of vice presidential search which can do there's a short short shortlist. It's an extremely short list and the number of people who crossed the threshold shold of national credibility. Who are on that list? Vergara point very small. But what do you do about the quote unquote identity politics about this. I put this point to the senator. He kinda after much dodging ducking he. He did say I'm not ruling anything out this stage. Unlike some other candidates who said other male candidates who said I would like ideally. It'd be a woman on the ticket with me because can you really in twenty twenty still after Hillary Clinton cracking that glass ceiling winning the popular. Vote can you really have no women anywhere anywhere on the ticket. I just find that bizarre people saying I'm being naive or whatever it is. That's the way politics but I just find that the Democrats would go into twenty twenty with an all male ticket against trump trump. It would be unlikely not not completely impossible but I but I think close to impossible I think an all white ticket is a lot more likely Bernie Sanders Jewish not gonNA race that history he mentioned in the interview. Yes it's true but so I I could see a Sanders Warren Warren. or It'd be harder to see a warrant sanders because you want you know. Warren is younger than Sanders and so can follow him to have a seven year. Old Vice President is it and I just wanted to say he would accept today. Anybody Son's interested in being vice president. You know it's a point as finishing your seventy eight to eighty two. I think it's on this time I'm GonNa Worm second-term would make a lot of people. Have you make people unhappy but it might work. It would make the right people unhappy and that's very true and took the right people being unhappy. I did also make the point about Joe Biden and he didn't bite with Hillary Clinton analogy. I personally think Joe and I've written this piece as well pundit that I am Biden is Hillary Clinton mark too. But he's Hillary Larry Clinton with all of Clinton's calms and very few of her pros. He's worse than Clinton in many ways. Yeah Yeah Hillary Clinton was a much more talented politician than Joe Biden and. She's not terribly talent politician. Now she weathered decades and millions of dollars worth of opposition spending by Republicans since two to paint her into into what she became. She also fed into it in in ways that she didn't have to nobody forced her to give Goldman Sachs speeches right before she was going to run for president. Or appearing before fracking conferences. But yes Joe Biden has has the talent that he has and we saw it on display nine hundred ninety eight when he ran. We saw it on display an eight when he ran. And we're seeing and we're seeing it again. He's he's never been a terrific. Politicians be encounter people listening in who are not familiar with the eight. Eight raises. Ryan is using the talent in the loosest sense. Yes nobody crashed. It burned in both people who who follow politics closely. At Eight. Zero eight would be unlikely to be deeply familiar with the fact that even ran those one percent in Iowa back in two thousand eight hundred eighty both of those years were set up for him and he had his mental faculties humming at higher level. And so it wasn't sunsetting back then. As do you put a recent son was still in the middle of the sky. Okay well last question before I let you go. It's a question I didn't have time to ask the Senator Nancy. Pelosi House Speaker came out recently few days ago and said what are the left thinking. What works in San Francisco? Does it work in Michigan. She pooh-poohed the green new deal. She pooh-poohed Medicare for all Isn't the reality that the President Saunders or even a president. Warren won't just have to deal with the Republicans won't just have to deal with the Joe Mansions in the Senate. The conservative conservative Senate Democrats. They'll have to deal with quote Unquote Liberal House Speaker from San Francisco. Who made it clear? She's not on board with this agenda. Yeah and first of all. Her point is probably factually incorrect. She she was talking about a wealth tax. A wealth tax will play well in San Francisco but even with Republican. Its way it's gotta be way more popular in Michigan Than San Francisco where all the billionaires truly live and would end would get lost luster Bernie Sanders one Michigan in the Democratic primaries. Yeah so Bernie. Sanders has a plan for this. He calls it his political revolution. You know he's he's going to win and then he's going to keep his movement going and he's going to pressure for people backward their thumb Pelosi. Well Nancy Pelosi you basically have to elect a new speaker Acre like you would have. You would have to organize support for a challenge to Nancy. Nancy Pelosi On on unless you can get some type of commitments from her that. She's not going to be the Nancy Pelosi that she's been you know the last. You know four to six years or so obsessed with with deficit reduction and and nervous that Whatever she does is anything she does? Liberal is going to alienate swing voters in these in these districts that she needs now his his argument would be. And there's some some truth to it that if Bernie Sanders comes from behind an Democratic nomination and then wins the White House that that that changes the political calculations that even people like Nancy Pelosi makes but at the same time sanders has got to get off the sidelines. In some of these primaries now there are more than one hundred members of Congress being challenged right now and sanders has endorsed. I think one of them just On Tuesday night. We had a couple of insurgent candidates candidates Running in Philadelphia Lisbeth worn backed one of two rather than backing both Bernie Sanders back zero And one at one of the two one they ah neither standard nor worn are really getting in a vigorous way into the primary debates. And that's how you're going to kind of reshape. The congress that he's going to be dealing with he's trying to win I. Yeah and then he's going to deal with and maybe all he can bite off right now. Is the White House. That's that's a significant task to try to win the White House. They'll planning for the post which is not doing it now. Although I think you should also an all democrats should plan for what happens the day after that actually. DONALD TRUMP says he won't go. But maybe that's just my thing. Maybe I'm being paranoid as he put it out I am but it's a conversation for another day Ryan will have to leave it there. Thanks so much for coming on the show again. Thank you for having me and a quick announcement before I let you all go deconstructed deconstructed. We'll be coming to Toronto Canada this Friday evening. We're recording a special live show with the Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussein and the leader of the opposition position. MVP party Jagmeet Singh so please. If you'RE IN TORONTO YOU WANNA come watch a live recording. You WanNA ask questions.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on The Daily
"From the New York Times I'm Michael Barbaro this is the daily today they're very unhappy Birdie is largest crowd of his campaign yet at a rally in New York City last weekend at a moment when his candidacy may at its most vulnerable we should be talking about his Wall Street Bernie Sanders who's crowds or reason of fraud question for the leaders of the Democratic Party is the loyalty of sanders supporters to the party were just I don't know why you would take the copy when you can have the original it's Friday October twenty producer thing your daily could I ask you question out we're going to do something a little bit different here my colleague Daily Producer Jessica Chong went to this Bernie Sanders rally over the weekend in Queens New York and it fell to her NFL to us that she had really picked the right Bernie Sanders rally to attend if you're going to attend just one she really did does the doors it has been a tough stretch for Bernie Sanders he had a heart attack he was off the trail for a couple of weeks ahead of this rally with the exception of the debate in Ohio before the heart attack the race was showing signs of becoming really ended a contest between Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden and Sanders was really struggling to show that he still had a path to win this thing not just to be relevant but win this thing and so these forces really converge in Queens wants to all to take a look around and find someone you don't know maybe somebody doesn't look kind of like you maybe somebody who might be different religion than you baby they come from a different country my question to you is are you willing uh to fight for that person who you don't even know as much as you're willing to fight the itself and he delivers a speech that is in most respects not thematically groundbreaking it's about the big ideas of his campaign a in America have our population is living paycheck to pay trek struggling to pay their rent their mortgages their light bill off fix their call economic inequality Medicare for all corruption in Washington and on Wall Street but he rules out one of the biggest endorsements a progressive candidate can get representative Alexandra Ocasio Cortez I am back.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on Chapo Trap House
"Yeah Hi everyone. This is Virgil Texas as part of Chapel Trap Houses Continuing Interview Series with the twenty twenty presidential candidates. I I recently sat down with Senator Bernie Sanders. Please enjoy sh two weeks ago at a town hall. In Nevada. You spoke with veteran Durin who is suffering from Huntington's disease who has health insurance tricare but it was not accept no longer being accepted and who is over one hundred thousand on dollars in medical debt one thirty nine and who told you his despair was so great he would kill himself. Yes what was going through your head when you're talking to that person outrage outrage that in this particular case a man would put his life on the line to defend our country was thinking of killing himself because as it turns us he's being hounded by bill collectors. That's doesn't answer his phone and since then we've been talking to people all across in this country whose credit rating has been shot. We have five hundred thousand people will go bankrupt. Can you imagine the insanity of a system we diagnosed us with cancer and because you're diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness you go bankrupt. Does anybody think that that is not insane and we have the only major country earth that doesn't guarantee not healthcare to all people. I intend to change that. I've seen videos of other people who go up to you with town halls and they give the most depressing stories the stories that we're all familiar with at this point that medical dad or other kinds of debt have driven them to despair bankruptcy or even to prison and and there's something almost futile about that that this system is so impossible for your average person to exist in that will screw dude. I've got to ask Bernie Sanders. What the Hell do you've talked about being an organizer and chief. How'd you empower. How do we he make that change? Can I let me answer it two ways. That's a great question one answer but I want everybody to know that we the only major country north doesn't guarantee healthcare to all people. This is how crazy and dysfunctional system as it is indefensible. We spend twice as much per person on on healthcare to the Canadians or any other people around the world. Five hundred thousand people go bankrupt thirty thousand people die one out of five people cannot afford the prescription drugs the doctors prescribe prescribe and why is going on you know why so that the health care industry can make a hundred billion dollars in profit last yeah that's why it's going on and right now the healthcare industry with all their billions of dollars running ads all over the country putting funding at the phony think tanks trying to the feet me and Medicare for all so that's issue number one issue number two you ask about organizer and chief then are used that because obviously the president is commander in chief of the military and I will accept that responsibility but to be organizer and chief means the following and I'm the only candidate for president doesn't will tell you this and that is the system that we have right now in this country economically and politically is not only rigged. It is profoundly corrupt profoundly corrupt. You're dealing with crooks on Wall Street who destroyed the economy eleven years ago and then got bailed out. You're talking talking about an insurance industry that makes billions of human suffering truck companies. The fixed prices of fossil fuel industry think about this fossil fossil-fuel industry is producing a product. Oh just happens to be destroying the planet slight problem there right okay. How do we change all that and the only way we change it is by millions of people becoming involved in an unprecedented grass roots movement that is what our campaign is about every other candidate candidate will probably say they oppose special interests things like that and you're going when you want to eliminate private health insurance. You're going after a multibillion dollar cash cow than riches a small number of people yes even if you are elected president. How does everyone else steel themselves for this this fight to take down a massive private interest. That is the sixty four dollar question. We used to say when I was a kid sixty dollars. It's not much anymore. Maybe the sixty four billion dollars question are you've raised. The profound question is how do we change society. That's really what you're asking and it's not trust the health care industry which is enormously powerful. It's the fossil fuel industry. What about the Military Industrial Complex. What about the prison industrial complex. What about the one percent in general whose wealth has sought in the last thirty years while the needs of working families? The wealth of working families is have gone down. How do you deal with all this. If you study history the only way that real change comes about is when millions of people stand up and fight for it. They fight for justice. That's the labor movement. It's the women's movement. It is the civil rights movement. It is the gay rights movement. It's the environmental movement and when we talk about our campaign uniquely being us not me what I mean by that is that no president of the United States. It's not Bernie Sanders or anybody else can do it alone. That these people on top a so powerful that the only way we bring him down the the only way we make the kinds of transformation this country absolutely required is when millions of people are prepared to stand up and fight back and as organizer in chief. That's what I that's the fight that will help lead. You've talked in the past about the need for movement like this one that is not not necessarily tied to electoral politics. That's looking past what whichever election is right in front of you. How does your campaign contribute food to the construction of that movement. May what we're doing right now. What we're doing right now what we are doing and I'm really proud of this. We have revolutionized kind of campaign. Fundraising in America used to be not so many years ago you know that what Democrats Forget Republicans what Democrats did these super PACs in which billionaires and corporations put all kinds of money and they went to wealthy people's homes. They sat down with a bunch of millionaires and billionaires only left left with a few hundred thousand dollars. We've revolutionized that our campaign at this point has more individual donors and they're all biolog- lodged the overwhelming majority are small donations. We have more than any candidate in the history of American. Politics got three million and donations over a million individual donors and the overwhelming majority of them are working class people. We have well over a million volunteers states all over this country in every congressional district in America. So what we are doing is doing exactly the opposite of what trump wants to do. He's trying to divide us up where bringing our people together black black and white and Latino native American Asian American gay and straight a whole thing immigrant nonimmigrant the standup for progressive agenda and that will last long after to my presidency and that is what we need if we're going to take on the power lead in this country people have screwed up sense of power today. and that's not their fault. That's what they've been told. That's the effects of the spectacle of resentment has taken the place of of class struggle. How do you reorient people especially the one hundred million odd who don't vote toward the idea that there are those who labor and there are those who profit fantastic question and you know one of the problems that we have is that in most schools certainly in corporate media radio and certainly in the United States Congress. We really don't discuss power dewey. We're Lino and we'll talk about health care but education we don't talk about who has the real power in this country and why it is and I just think about this after all of the great speeches and all the plans that we have heard over the last forty five years. You know what average American worker today in real inflation accountable dollars is not earning a dime more than he or she did forty five years ago meanwhile massive talking about trillions billions of dollars going to the top one percent increase wealth so what I think is when people do not hear politicians. A talking about the pain in their lives aren't with speaking right now. You Got Eighty seven million people who has to take going to the doctor because they cannot afford it. I've talked to God knows too. Many people who've lost loved ones because they didn't go to the doctor when they want. You're talking to people talk to a guy week ago. He has been paying off his student debt for decades and he's worried going to garnish his social security. Check in order to take money out of that the payoff payoff his student debt. You got people all over this country or scared to death about the implications of climate change. Are you got all of these issues out. There and politicians don't talk about it and then politicians don't have the guts to get to the root of the problem who has the power and why are the rich becoming much richer while working people are going nowhere in a hurry. You alluded to this just now for the past forty plus years wages have been stagnant. productivity profits are up manufacturing jobs abs shipped overseas welfare cutted cost of education healthcare policy would throw health housing public goods private hands if very serves you were first elected to public office about forty years ago. I'm not suggesting you're responsible for these trends but in your by you know it's a question of your your view of history. who were what is responsible? I'll tell you what's responsible. There's not an academic question what is responsible is an unprecedented level of corporate greed and corporate corruption all of these things trade agreements agreements and I oppose all of them that send good paying jobs to low-wage countries not an accident huge tax breaks for the wealthiest people in this country not an accident massive cuts to education so that young people are forced to assume at the state and federal level pell grants are forced to assume assume more and more of the burden. It's not an accident breaking up of trade unions not an accident making it harder for workers to form a union. This is is not an accident. I talked to these guys on the what's called the ranking member of the Budget Committee. They come before my committee and they say senator what we would like is more tax breaks for the very rich and large corporations that we think this is true. Large corporations should pay a nickel in federal taxes income taxes. Oh and by the way we want you to cut hot social security Medicare Medicaid and education because we're worried about the deficit that's from the lips of Wall Street and the corporate elite. That's what they want so you're asking me how it happened that is exactly how it happened and with the decimation and the attacks against the trade union movement those folks who were able to fight back a less able to fight back and by the way. I'm glad to see an increase militancy in the trade union movement and we have legislation into with substantially increased membership in unions. We're at the point where even working class people my see the price tag on one of your proposals and think. Oh that means is higher taxes from me and I think that's an indication of how dominant the the the tax payers revolted and Reaganomics has has been in destroying the idea that there are there is a certain prophets treatment some amount of that is going to go to workers and the public purse and some amount is just pure prophet for a small number of people and I apologize if this sounds like I'm repeating an earlier question but how how do you make the case that you're thinking about this the wrong way well well. You don't attack look. These issues are not discussed in the corporate media and not discuss terribly often in Congress not discuss in schools so you know what I understand. Why people think the way they think right now is an example of that you know as we fight for.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"We are joined by my colleagues Dan Hannigan Hello Dan how you doing Paul and Jason Willeke Jason. Thanks so so the news this morning is that Bernie Sanders was having some chest pains and Justice Comfort on Tuesday at a campaign event his AH campaign adviser put out a statement saying that he was found to have a blockage in one artery in two stents were successfully in inserted and he is conversing and in Good Spirit's so obviously that's good news. Everyone wishes Mr Sanders speedy recovery but Dan. How do you suppose that Democratic primary voters are going to react to this this news well. I think they're going to be Hurley shocked by it. the EX. I mean look like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were just going to go down to the wire fighting over the progressive vote some of US had begun to talk about the likelihood of going to the Democratic convention invention in Milwaukee next summer and not getting a nominee on the first vote and then having this fascinating Horse Trading Guam amongst amongst the progressives over whether it was going to be Bernie or Elizabeth Warren and now all of a sudden sanders has developed what should be regarded as is a pretty significant health problem especially at his age. you know presidential campaigning as it's constituted today is an absolute league grueling activity and one wonder was sort of astonished to see someone like Bernie Sanders just out there for a second time campaigning with this intensity city but now I think Democratic voters going to have to step back and come to grips with the possibility that Bernie Sanders is going to have to reconsider. I mean he's gotTa. I don't think about his health and they've got to think about whether sanders is a long term viable candidate and weather where their their boats may go and most likely my guess would be they go to Elizabeth Warren. I can't see this vote dividing up too much between any of the other also ran candidates and I certainly do not see Bernie Sanders voters migrating to Joe Biden. I think that's right and what's what's notable. Here is how level hole in steady the sanders campaign has been so far so for all the talk about Elizabeth Warren's rise which is real in recent weeks if you look at the real clear politics average. Bernie me is still steady in about eighteen percent of the vote. He announced that he raised twenty five million dollars in the third quarter. which is the highest figure that we've seen so far that we still still don't have Warren's numbers or Biden's numbers? I mean Jason. Do you agree with that assessment. That that warrant is probably the the best position to pick up. All those voters is if they start to flee yeah. I mean the conversation about eight in the Democratic primary head focused on Joe Biden before because there was a sense the twenty twenty two thousand sixteen. Joe Biden was more vigorous than the twenty twenty Joe Biden and you really notice it with Bernie though the way he is on the trail. today is more or less. It's the same as as he was in two thousand sixteen. People thought he has a lot of vigor. He has a lot of energy. You know he's not making gaffes left and right. There's nothing to worry about so this. UPENN's that narrative and it makes the age question focus on Bernie. I agree that based on what we know now. It's a lot easier to see Elizabeth Warren getting the Bernie voters but one thing we've seen is that since twenty sixteen his voters are some of them are basically Bernier bust. I mean they are so loyal to Bernie Sanders. They're not even they think anyone else's too this off. They don't trust any other candidate so while I think Elizabeth Warren is the most likely single getter of of of Bernie voters if he were to leave the race. I also think they might look elsewhere because some of them are just so wedded to this one candidate. I'd like to promote propose another possible all scenario here. you know. Bernie Sanders look back four years ago. Two Thousand Sixteen was then a literally unknown figure or senator from Vermont completely obscure he got into the race became a major player Challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination surfaced all of these progressive left-wing voters in the Democratic Party and I think at this point Bernie has already established himself as a historic figure figure he will be remembered and it's not beyond me imagining that Bernie Sanders would sort of decide at this point that he has taken his causing ause and campaign as far as he can drop out and an automatically makes him a kingmaker if he were to throw his votes to Elizabeth Warren. I mean that would so up end this race with Bernie Sanders being the guy who made the call I think he could step back and be satisfied that he had achieved all that he could have hoped for. That's an interesting possible possibility another thing that I have have wondered whether whether this increased focus on health also also is going to sort of bring down Joe Biden I mean there has been some talk mostly very quietly at least from the candidates themselves about whether Joe Biden's health is up to the task and I wonder whether this news even though it's about Bernie doesn't really help Biden one thing that was notable last month. was former president. Jimmy Carter was speaking in and he said you know if I were just eighty years old if I were fifteen years younger. I don't believe I could undertake the duties that I experienced. When I was president. you have to be very very flexible with your mind. You have to be able to go from one subject to another concentrate on each one adequately. I'm so I wonder whether this this focus on health is going to hurt by them in a similar way. I'm Jason and what do you make of that. I think that's true I mean I think it's inevitable that at the next democratic debate some of these age questions asked there was some question before about about how Biden would handle that kind of question could he pull a Ronald Reagan and sort of make light of it. I think it yes sort of everything is coming up. Warren between the between being the focus on corruption that's resulting from the Ukraine saga and now the focus on age with the Bernie Saga. Everything is sort of flipping in Miss Warren's favor just do it brings up a point again that Jason mentioned earlier. Maybe this'll be a wakeup call for Democratic voters voters in general I mean the reality is you've got all these. He's quote unquote old people running at the head of the pack for the presidential nomination and it could be that maybe this will make people step back and say say maybe we ought to think about Mayor Pete or Comma Harris or cory booker because the reality is that when you get to be seventy eight seventy seven years old you do start to lose slow down. You lose a step. If that weren't true every professional athlete out there would never stop playing saying and the reality is it gets to you eventually. Maybe voters all how take that into consideration well and I was gonNA ask about that. What's what's going on here. The broader context so if if you look at the democratic side the three leading candidates the only candidates in double digits are Joe Biden who turns seventy seven next month Bernie who seventy eight turned last month Elizabeth Warren Seventy president trump of course seventy-three Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House the seventy-nine Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader Seventy seven just for a little little bit of context the the previously the oldest president was Ronald Reagan was inaugurated at sixty nine so dan what what's going on here. That's creating this dynamic well. I think a lot of it is is the media has always been the case. These these people are the individuals who are senior figures figures like Mitch McConnell Nancy Pelosi they hold onto these positions and the media writes about them all the time simply by the fact that they are so prominent and it's difficult for people who aren't in the media spotlight to breakthrough. We've seen that with so many of these other the Democratic candidates take someone like representative Tim Ryan of Ohio. I mean here's a young vigorous smart guy. you know. I personally think if he were at the candidate running against trump he would give them a run for his money but it's so hard for individuals like Tim Ryan are John Delaney to break through these days and the system just defaults to individuals who been around for a long time then there's a there's an irony on the democratic side because we keep hearing about how the the democratic electorate is young and and diverse and the and the Republican electorate is aging and becoming irrelevant and yet the leadership of these democratic the people blue really hold democratic political power tend to be you know quite old and really able to just tighten their grip on these positions you know even even the People Supporting Bernie are the people who want to overthrow the democratic power structure and they've thrown their lot behind obviously a man in his late seventies yeah just to just to throw one more your data point in there so the Pew Research Center. I thought this was interesting. Projects that in the twenty in two thousand twenty twenty three percent of the electorate will be sixty five or or older which is high share since at least nineteen seventy. I mean maybe that is is part of the dynamic to you've got to think about if since older people vote in higher percentages they're even a bigger percentage of people who actually cast ballots of final irony though kyle this reporting the past ask few days was that Bernie Sanders had to do more to increase his support among older voters interesting so we're talking about.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"This is look. Let's say you just thought morally speaking. Let's say you took any any of this bernie sanders shit and <hes> or any of this john roles even john rolls contradicted himself when he talked about international you know <hes> international woah issues but let's say you took the the logic of what he was saying on a national basis bernie sanders and applied it to the world and went. Oh wait you know what i completely agree with. The idea that inequality is a moral issue and i completely agree with the idea that people who have more should be forced through the state to give to people who have less and therefore. I think everyone in america has to give away ninety five percent of what they have to the third world which by the way is. I think it's very consistent with that whole line of thinking to go okay well. You think the rich here have to help the poor here but you know at the poor here are better off than the porn fuck in central africa and asia and all other parts of the world so i'm gonna say we have to tax everyone upper middle and lower class people in america and send all that money to central africa. We're going to do that now. You could whether you justify that position. Listen morally or you're against the position morally right like some. I really think it would be quite easy for somebody. Who's bernie sanders supporter. How could you not justify by that in a way. I actually don't. I still haven't heard an argument against that. That was satisfactory. Roles is argument was ridiculous. He was like well different nations act in different ways. That's okay okay so you're justifying the redistribution here but not there. It makes no sense. Tom woods made this famous video whereas like the one question bernie sanders cancer and it was basically this. Why shouldn't we redistribute. I'll be darned money to the rest of the world but let's say there was somebody who you could make the argument. I think we should like a bernie sanders supporter. Yes that's consistent with our logic and then someone like me or are you make the opposite argument and be like well. No people have a right to what they've they've worked for. You don't have a right to steal it from them. And what we really should do is teach the third world how to do what we he did say hey. Here's the blueprint that we followed. If you wanna follow it be our guests and then you can be wealthy to however whatever your philosophical view is in reality you would have to realize that there will be a bloody civil war before you implement that policy right before you get everyone in america to give up ninety five percent of what they have and go back to living a fucking lifestyle that no one in this country has lived since eighteen ninety. The people are going to be like <hes> no. I'll fuck and start shooting people before that. I know i would so like this. Will there would be a bloody civil war or a revolution before you ever got to this point and that's the truth with a with bernie sanders green new deal with a._f._c.'s green new deal with all this climate change i. I think it's all based off a fear mongering of of this thing. That isn't even real not to say that. There's no such thing i i'm not. I'm not convinced that man made did you know like like that. Manmade derived carbon emissions don't have some impact on on the climate. I don't know if that's true or not. <hes> quite possibly it is but it's not our species isn't a bad to go extinct. None of these like fucking crazy predictions are accurate and this plan plan and here's the crazy thing. Maybe this will be the final thought but this is the thing that's really really the most insane is that even if you believed the the most pessimistic of all the predictions okay and even if you understand by the way that this is a real sacrifice. This isn't just will pay for itself right so even if you thought that the species go extinct..
"bernie sanders" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"We need to roll back the state. We spy on all of our own citizens. Our prisons are flooded with non violent drug offenders. If you wanna know who america's next enemy look at who were funding right now. One of these problems are open government doing way too big the hello hello what's going on. Everybody welcome to a brand new episode of part of the problem. Of course i am the most consistent mother fucker you know dave smith and as always i'm joined by robbie the fire bernstein king of the cox. I wish it would incur at the beginning of the episode. I mean it sets a bad town. We're we're we're supposed to be one of the leading christian conservative podcasts and just to say same motherfucker right up at the front. It's gonna offend some people viewing. You're probably right but let me ask you this sure. Is it consistent. It's definitely consists alright. Then i rest my case sir sir i rest my case. I am the most consistent motherfucking christian conservative union and if people can't handle that then they're going to have to deal with that so i was thinking rob yes <hes> for today's show. I thought we might do one of these episodes where we hone in on one topic and we talk. Maybe it toward the end. We'll we'll throw a couple other important topic well. It warned it's it's a good one okay and it is rob's male pattern balding uh-huh. That's really deal with this. You're gonna wear hats or are you going to shave down. What's the plan going. No i'm kidding. I mean that is the biggest concern of the fans. If you look the youtube youtube comments seem to be laser focused on that issue but you know bro. I think you look good. They get too worked up about it. I've moved on it. Did them problem at this point. Yeah your problem is just to the have the right sandwich bread your local bodega problem yeah no. That's not the topic the topic that i wanted to talk about today involved <hes> our favorite political candidate bernie sanders who of course that's not that was not my best bernie sanders impression <hes> but bernie sanders yesterday unveiled a new a new proposal and it is bernie sanders green a new deal. It's his version of the green new deal which he was a cosponsor but you know this back even greener this even this time back with a vengeance even greener and he he you know he.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"Article caught my eye there was an article at the new republic and the title is bernie sanders is not the left all right it's an article by sarah jones it's from last week over at the new republic so the title was bernie sanders is not the left his refusal to endorse ices abolition is the latest evidence that he's not the politician that many believe him to be so isn't that just kind of like typical left wing democratic politics where a position now that wasn't even an issue it was it wasn't even a thing six months ago but now if you're not on board with it you're not you're not really the politician that many believe you debate again it's it's like i said with the gay marriage thing if a democrat were were to run today with what obama's position on gay marriage was in two thousand eight two thousand nine two thousand ten if they were to run with that you're like your fascist basically that that's pretty crazy i mean it's pretty crazy that it's the intend years a position that was you know you were the hope and change and yes we can candidate and now you're literally hitler i don't know to me that seems like a pretty stark contrast and so it's it's interesting to try to follow this stuff and see where exactly the party's going and this is why a lot of people have made the observation that the left eats the left and anyway i actually think there's there's a big opportunity in there because more and more people once you're once the tool is that basically you're a fascist if you don't agree with us and more and more people start to be called the fascist they they don't like that and of course everyone particularly there's no better example than you know the the wing of the left that's known as like the social justice warriors but they set up a standard and this is true with more mainstream leftist as well but they set up a standard that like no one can actually live by and then then it's pretty difficult is pretty difficult for anybody to actually rise up to be a hero in in those conditions i mean you think about it with the metoo moment where they set up the standard that basically like if you've ever made a woman uncomfortable you're you're a predator and okay i mean look if the standard is something reasonable like have you ever you know groped a woman or have you ever like forced a woman to do something that she was saying she didn't wanna do or something like that then okay lots of guys can be good guys like well i've never done that you've never done that okay we're good guys but if the standard is you've ever made a woman uncomfortable or you've ever you know like some of these terms that they'll use like like sexual misconduct or something like that well you'll you'll be hard pressed to find a guy who's ever been single a straight guy who's ever been single who hasn't at least at some point maybe perhaps made a woman uncomfortable i mean i've had women make me uncomfortable many times in my life of course we're not like a you know straight men aren't like a a group that has victim status so no one cares about that but of course it's just it's this impossible standard and this is why you know more and more people if they continue this way are going to end up abandoning the left which i think would be a very good thing okay so here's the article once again the title bernie sanders is not the left his refusal to endorse ices abolition is the latest evidence that he's not the politician many believe him to be when cnn's jake tapper f asked bernie sanders on sunday if he wants to abolish the immigration and customs enforcement agency the senator was uncharacteristically vague quote i think that what we need is to create policies which deal with immigration in a rational way and a rational way is not locking children up in detention centers or separating them from their mothers what we need is trump to sit down with members of congress and work on a rational program which deals with the excuse me which deals with this serious issue so okay the only thing.