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180 House members sign onto article of impeachment
"Trump facing pressure to either resign or be removed from office. At least 180 representatives signing on all Democrats Senator Bernie Sanders writing some people ask, why would you impeach and convict the president? Who only has a few days left in office. The answer president, it must be made clear that no president now or in the future can lead an insurrection against the U. S government. Though Democrats say some Republicans have committed to impeach on Lee, A handful of GOP lawmakers have publicly supported the idea of removing Trump from office. ABC. Rachel Scott president elected Joe Biden's dog
Biden says he seriously considered Bernie Sanders for labor secretary
"He and Sanders agreed that bike need Sanders in the Senate and Walsh would make a good labor Secretary Mike Macklin, WBZ Boston's news radio. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has selected Rhode Island Mayor Gina Raimondo to serve as secretary of commerce in the
President-elect Joe Biden announces Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as nominee for labor secretary
"Biden today his final nominees rounding out his cabinet, including for the secretaries of labor and commerce for Labor secretary. It's Marty Walsh, who is currently the mayor of Boston. Today. We're at a crossroads in America. It's a time of great hardship. Working people holding the country together. Right now, I've seen it up close as mayor of the city that I love Boston Healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store workers, delivery drivers, postal workers, sanitation workers, custodians coming through for us under impossible conditions. But this is this isn't just because the cove it Crisis or the economic crisis that threatens their well being working. People have been struggling for a long time, under the erosion of their rights and the deep inequalities of race, gender and class. For the last four years, they've been under assault. Attacks on their rights, their livelihood and the unions that built the middle class. We have facing hard times, but nobody's tougher than the American worker, and now now we have the opportunity to put power back in the hands of working people all across this country, and that is a good thing for our economy and for our country. We can defend workers rights. We can strengthen collective bargaining, We can grow union members. Ship. We can create millions of good paying jobs with investments in infrastructure, clean energy and in high tech manufacturing, along with the workforce training to help get those people into those good jobs. Labor secretary nominee Marty Walsh president like Joe Biden said he considered nominating Senator Bernie Sanders, a former rival for the presidency. For labor secretary but that both of them agreed that with US Senate now and Democratic controlled by such a slim margin, it would be risky to have Senator Sanders leave and give the governor of Sanders home state Vermont, whose Republican the opportunity to appoint a replacement
President-elect Joe Biden announces Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as nominee for labor secretary
"Biden. He says that he gave some serious consideration to nominating Bernie Sanders to the role of labor secretary But the move would have been too risky. The man agreed for Democratic stronghold in the Senate right now, Democrats hold the majority in both the Senate and the House buying, then went on to introduce Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his Labor Department nominee, and then spoke about the diversity of his Cabinet. Just buying, calling on the Senate to approve his Cabinet nominees quickly saying We have no time to lose as the Corona virus pandemic continues to inflict pain on the nation's health and economy. When it is time for
Senate GOP opposition grows to objecting to Electoral College results
"Senator Bernie Sanders says Congress will confirm President Electoral Biden's victory despite GOP efforts to object to the electoral college results who are not doing that So at the end of the day, we're gonna end up with I don't know. 88 90 votes making clear that Biden was elected president. The House and Senate will need on Wednesday to ratify the electoral college results.
Joe Bidens presidency
"And foremost happy new year to all our listeners. At the ever present risk of tempting fate it does feel like two thousand and twenty one can only be an improvement on two thousand and twenty one. Primary cause for optimism is the fact that after january twentieth earth's most powerful office will no longer be held by america's worst on imprisoned citizen description. Correct as of this broadcast between an untamed pandemic economic crisis and the spectacular mess made in general by president. Donald trump president elect joe biden faces a daunting oval office in trae won joint first of all by christchurch mcnichols news editor and by suzanne lynch washington dc correspondent with the irish times in this first part of the show. We'll look mostly at what president-elect joe biden wants to do and will do domestically but chris festival on that thought of succeeding donald trump. How much political capital does joe biden inherit just by virtue of not being donald trump. Well to be honest in some ways. That is a question that will be. I think more important end to discuss in the second half of our show. We look at foreign policy. Because i think that is where there is arguably a lot more political capital. You know joe biden will enter office of this month to lead a country that is still extraordinarily divided. It has to be said that whatever Court decisions were taken efforts to reverse. This election rejected by courts and by many academics. Who saw you know and others observers. Who saw no real evidence of fraud. It is important to point out. I think that potentially a majority of republicans are going to come into this year. Voters believing. Joe biden is illegitimate that that is not correct. That is not that is not what happened. But it is nevertheless a danger for democracy. And it's something that really i think is important to watch. Joe biden essentially has a tremendous amount of goodwill from half of the country who expects him to reverse many of the policies that donald trump implemented over the last four years and he will do a number of those from day one but we should not forget the other half of the country that will be causing a huge stink about all of this and it will be very interesting to watch how he tries to bridge those gaps particularly when it is such a strong divide as i say even in the sense of many just simply not even seeing him as their president suzanne to bring you in that division that chris delineates the is going to make extremely complicated one question. Joe biden will have to grapple with which is what does he do about donald trump. Does he as best he can. Just ignore him and hope he goes away or does he turn various congressional committees and the department of justice loose to try and get to the bottom wherever it may be of whatever. Wrongdoing was done. I don't think joe biden instinct will be to do that. I mean joe biden has presented himself very much as the kind of the nation's healer. He's talked about his own track record when he was in the senate for so many years of working across the aisle with republicans and working productively republicans. Now some might say that. Joe biden is suffering from naive radio. That washington has changed. That things have become much more polarized on they have in the last decade or so so he for example has has quietly hinted at his relationship with mitch. Mcconnell mitch. mcconnell is more more than likely going to be leading. i'm the two men have worked together. Particularly joe biden was vice president and mitch mcconnell in the senate and but even still you know. We saw mitch mcconnell reluctance to add call. Joe biden president-elect even though he had had won the election so that is a major at challenge for at for joe biden is going to be handling congress also. The problem facing him is democrats did very badly in november's election in terms of their seats. Both the senate and the house so not to pelosi now coming into a new year coming into a new congress with a much reduced majority and that is going to make things tricky for her. She's going to be tried keeper own party in check and i think a lot of the more left wing elements of the democratic party. Who basically were prepared to put away their differences with the establishment democratic party. If you like to try and defeat. Donald trump i now all gloves off and i think we're going to see this element of the party. The bernie sanders winged. Aoc wing. you know. Really kind of be vocal about what they believe. This joe biden presidency should deliver so i think you know that whole political reality of how washington is going to work with the mats in the house and the senate is going to be a constant challenge for joe biden other tries to govern. We'll chris let's look at the most pressing issues that will face president joe biden which is of course the covid nineteen pandemic now. Obviously there are grounds for optimism. Which is that a vaccine exists but it is going to take a while to get it to everybody. We are still months away from normality returning to the united states. Between now and then is there anything. The president biden will actually realistically be able to do to make an obviously already dreadful situation slightly less dreadful. Well i think he is going to try his damnedest to do that. he has set this or that that we all know now of Essentially a one hundred million doses of the vaccine in his first one hundred days disseminated to the public That's an ambitious goal. Although at the same time it it should be said that this was A goal if you will of the trump administration as well And this was. This was something that was planned. They had essentially bought one hundred million doses for the first quarter But the biggest challenge that we are going to see this In these first one hundred days is really going to be how that is disseminated. How is it gotten through to hospitals. you know and how states and local authorities cooperate with the federal government in order for that dissemination to take place how the army is potentially involved. It is a herculean task to get all of these vaccines out as quickly as joe biden has promised and i think it's going to be interesting because on the one hand you know he is as we you know he's he's still not president until january twentieth much of the work on this has been done by the trump administration At the same time there is you know there is this risk if you will or you could also put it in a positive way. There's an opportunity in that joe biden. I think will very quickly find that. This becomes his pandemic to deal with. And that he will be reckoned with in terms of how he is able to get certain programs underway. That means that his people his entire operation is really going to have to hit the ground running incredibly quickly when they take over in particular because they also have not gotten that much help that much cooperation from the trump administration in the transition. Suzanne joe biden has of course being in the white house during one previous dramatic intervention in the united states economy. When he and barrack obama arrived in the wake of the two thousand eight collapse will he be tempted towards something similar in the current circumstances or preceding more on the assumption that wants the vaccine is taking effect. The us economy will more or less sort itself out. Well it's it's a very good point. Under i mean i think there are lots of parallels here actually to what obama faced obama joe biden back into into a nine and you know even between the election on the inauguration i mean america. I'm particularly america then. The wider world was embroidered the biggest financial crisis in decades. And they have to deal with that. So yes there are a lot of parallels i think joe biden has a proven record on this and they were able to pass the tariff act. They did the the bailout fund for the auto industry hugely complex pieces of legislation. Where a lot of money involved. And that may well be the case. Again i mean the. Us economy at the figures december have been worrying. There has been worst. Jobless figures than had been expected am the signs of recovery. We saw in the late summer. You know really didn't continue as we kind of got into that second. Wave around thanksgiving time so i think the economic consequences. This you know are really not getting. Maybe enough attention here. Obviously so at the figures are overwhelming in terms of the deaths the infection rates and but there's also a huge impact on the economy. And i think we're going to see i. I believe around the world. It's it would probably accentuate this. You know the difference between the house and the have nots. If you like you know the poorer are are people who are have lost. Their jobs are in less secure. And yes we're seeing the stock market. Do very very well throw twenty twenty and a lot of people. You know hoarding cash. Essentially as saving. So these kind of issues i think are going to be front and foremost for joe biden particularly. I mentioned already because of this very strong left wing within his party. They want joe biden. Who who has been pivoting. More to the left economically i think for example compared to say a hillary clinton at the time you know four years ago and i think he has suggested you know with his pick johnny yet and his treasury secretary. She talked about for example. The need to address structural issues economic inequality along racial and gender lines in the united states describing how they are important for the economy to address that. So you know what he's going to do in terms of getting more covert relief. Package is going to be a key element of this first one hundred days in parallel to the huge logistical challenge of getting those vaccinations out trying to encourage people to get vaccinated etc and again. This is all going to depend on his relationship with congress and these are going to be. It's going to be a lot of money involved in this and Republicans in particular in the sandwich have been At loggerheads with democrats out late twenty twenty about the size and scope of a of any rescue package for the american economy and you know commentators ironic air pointing out the national dash went way up under trump a now are we going to start hearing republicans complaining about the national debt. So i think that whole aspect as i say in parallel to the the health issue is going to be a key concern for biden in the first few months presidency. Chris susanne mentioned there a couple of members of president-elect biden's domestic team we should talk about obviously the highest profile member of that domestic team which vice president-elect kamala harris do. You anticipate that she'll be a more visible and obviously engaged vice president than usual because it's going to be a very different relationship. Between her and president biden vice president biden had with president barrack. Obama perhaps ironically as things have turned out biden. wasn't really seen as a natural apprentice. successor To the much younger president he was he was running alongside whereas you already. Since there's a a feeling gathering kamla harris's president in waiting. Well i think To continue the two thousand two thousand nine parallels in in some ways. This is a sort of the reverse of that. As as you're discussing. Because i think when joe biden came into office as vice president he sort of provided the experienced the heft to the to the obama administration as the time as the sort of political establishment candidate for you know a relative neophyte in barack obama at the time and so his role You know he was. Obviously you also had before that dick. Cheney famously is maybe the vice president who really transformed the role but joe biden sort of ran with that and he was this You know incredibly powerful Very involved vice president as involved if not more involved than dick. Cheney was as vice president you know before that vice presidency often was seen as this very unimportant role and so i think in that sense perhaps looking now to kamala harris In some ways there's a reverse there because she is not the one providing the heft if you will joe biden is now even more experienced than he was back then so he will be the the fully experienced leader if you will in this campaign In this in this white house And so the question will be in that sense. What kind of room. He is willing to give kamala harris. What exactly she is going to put her stamp on In terms of us. And i think that's still a bit of an open debate. He obviously picked kamala harris because they have a good working relationship. She is somebody who was Arguably more of a centrist than some of the other candidates that he could have picked. You know she's not from the bernie sanders wing of the party. I think that was important because in wanted to pick somebody not only who was historic in terms of being a woman. I african american as well in the vice presidency But really somebody that he could have a good working relationship with in order to use her as both a trusted adviser and entrust her with leading on certain issues. So i think it will be very interesting to see how that relationship plays out and finally as you say as one point he obviously has not expressly said it but many would assume. There's a very good chance that joe biden will be a one term president and so in that sense. Yes this is. Come a harris's chance to really show that she is the one who will take up the mantle of being the leader of the democratic party of the future christchurch. Mac thank you for the moment.
Senate to debate larger stimulus checks and defense spending bill
"Senate debate will begin today on whether to override President Trump's veto of the defense spending bill. The bill initially passed with an overwhelming majority, however, Trump took issue with the bill was aims to strip Confederate names from U. S military bases. He also wants the measure to remove liability protections. For online platforms such as Twitter. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders says he plans to filibuster unless the Senate votes to increase coronavirus stimulus payments. Mitch McConnell, the majority leader in the Senate, says that there will be some time need to be taken for discussions of all of these issues
McConnell dashes hopes for $2,000 coronavirus relief checks
"An attempt to vote on boosting the checks to Americans in a coronavirus relief bill to $2000 Majority leader Mitch McConnell says they've already passed a relief bill struck a balance between broad support for all kinds of households. Lot more targeted relief for those who need help the most. This is Vermont's Bernie Sanders. All that we are asking for is a vote. What is the problem? The governor of New Hampshire, Kristen Nunu, is canceling his outdoor inauguration ceremony next month for public safety reasons, mostly armed protesters who have been gathering outside his home in the weeks since he issued a mask order. Britain's parliament voted to
McConnell ties efforts to increase stimulus payments to other issues
"From the Hill newspaper, the Senate appear poised to override President Trump's veto over defense policy bill handing the president's stinging rebuke in the final days of his administration. The issue is likely to come to a head either on New Year's Day or the following day. In a rare Saturday vote. With a group of lawmakers threatening to drag out the veto fight as they tried to leverage the 17 $40 billion defense measure into getting a vote on the House passed stimulus checks Bill here is the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor. Does the sun it was supposed to finish legislation securing critical tools, training and support for America's armed forces. But the junior senator from Vermont had other ideas. Remember, Senator Sanders spent last summer literally trying to defund our military? Not my words, Mr President, but the title of the piece he published defund the Pentagon. The liberal case are calling. All through an amendment to strip 10% of funding from our service members and decimate our defense budget. Russians aren't cutting military funding. China isn't cutting funding. But last summer, Senator Sanders and fellow Democrats including the Democratic leader voted to make America unilaterally disarm and cut hours left took a break from trying to defund the police to try to defund our armed forces. Their amendment went down in a landslide. But now our colleague from Vermont Again putting political stunts before the needs of our men and women in uniform. Our colleague says he will slow down this vital bill unless he gets the muscle through another standalone proposal from Speaker Pelosi that would add roughly a half a trillion dollars to the national debt, which does not align with what President Trump has suggested that which has no realistic path to quickly pass the Senate. Well, as I've said the Senate will not let our national security be shoved off course, certainly not by centers. Who have spent years 30 years trying to got America's capabilities. While our adversaries continue ramping up, the Senate will stay on this important bill until we complete it one way or another, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, He was referring to Senator Bernie Sanders, independent from Vermont to caucuses with the Democrats following Senator McConnell on the floor Senate. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, who said When it comes to these two issues that veto override and the stimulus checks, they should not be pitted against one another. Now, As I said yesterday, they are to two major issues before the Senate right now the annual defense spilled and the vital and important effort to send $2000 stimulus checks to American families. There are only a few days left in this session on the Senate should consider both issues. For a journey. There's a very simple solution to this dilemma. Leader McConnell should bring both measures up for a vote and let the chips fall where they may. I believe both measures. Then the defense override, and the $2000 checks to American families will both pass. But at the very least, the Senate deserves the opportunity for an up or down vote on increasing the individual payments to the American people. So at the end of my remarks, I will ask the Senate to set a time to night. For a vote on the House bill to provide $2000 checks. The Republican leader objected to a similar request I made yesterday and it appears he may be considering a different bill that packages stimulus checks with other unrelated and partisan policies. So I want to be very clear about one thing. There is no other game in town beside the House bill, the on leeway the on leeway. To get to the American people. The $2000 checks they deserve and need is to pass the House bill and pass it Now the house is recessed for the year. Any modification or addition to the House bill cannot become law before the end of this Congress. It's a way to kill to kill the bill. Make no mistake about it, either. The Senate takes up and passes the House bill or Struggling American families will not get $2000 checks during the worst economic crisis and 75 years Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. He did ask for unanimous consent to bring up that bill and Senate Republican leader the majority leader, Mitch McConnell, did object.
Second stimulus check: Will you get $2,000, $600 or nothing?
"Debate over the amount of direct stimulus checks for Americans back on the Senate floor today that after President Trump demanded lawmakers increased the amount to 2000 from the $600 that was approved for days. The president refused to sign that bill he finally did on Sunday that leaves Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans Who don't support an increase in a tough spot. Partisan compromise was our shot at getting help to working families on the urgent timeline. If they need. Democrats have already passed the House bill supporting the $2000 direct payments. Senator Bernie Sanders, though vowing to filibuster unless McConnell calls for a vote on the Senate
Vote on $2,000 coronavirus relief checks heads to Senate
"Phil Farrar. KOGO News The size of stimulus checks is producing some fire on Capitol Hill, Jill NATO reports from Washington in an early morning tweet president Trump said, Give the people $2000. Now it's 600. They have suffered enough. He's referring to direct stimulus checks in the latest coronavirus relief package. The House passed the measure Monday to boost those payments over the objection of some Republicans like Congressman Glenn Growth men of Wisconsin. Do we really think the way To improve the quality of life for Americans is to just print more money from the Fed. The Senate takes up the measure today, with Senator Bernie Sanders threatening to filibuster unless Senate Republicans
Lawmakers to Trump: 'Sign the bill, Mr. President'
"President Trump has not yet signed that $900 billion Covert 19 relief bill from Congress. Mr Trump is pushing for bigger payments for Americans. In the $600 check coming with that bill. But Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders telling ABC today he says he believes the president is now holding the funds hostage. Can't diddle around. With the bill signed the bill, Mr President and then immediately Monday Tuesday, we can pass a $2000 direct payment of the working families of this country. And as
Dallas Mavericks To Begin Season With No Fans At Home Games
"I got here's a Montana. You know, Here's the thing somebody said to me a few years ago. Was out of work. And somebody said that because I think you know, I'm just trying to figure out what I'm gonna do is about 67 years. Yeah, just trying to figure out what I'm gonna do next. And they said if all right well if you could live anywhere. Where would it be? And I thought about it for a second, and I realized I can't live anywhere. I got the assets to do it. I could move anywhere I want and your one percenter. Here I am. I'm not a one percenter. But I've saved money over the years. I could go someplace else. If I chose to do so, And the thing is, most of us could If we're willing to do it, Yes, it's just a matter of how long you can last before you have to get something coming in. No, but most of us can go anywhere we want. And yet here we are. It's sex of the lunatics have taken over Washington state. That would be especially all those islands. They have their. Yeah, those would be on top of my list, but it's just full of nutjobs. It really has said when I lived in Seattle. I didn't think that there were crazy people there clearly, but it was more of a charming thing. Kind of a funny thing. You just made fun of them. Yes. Now they run the show. And the city has gone from four years. City's suffering for that's why anybody with common sense is moving out of the city and moving to the East side. Tragic. Yeah, I did. A stunningly beautiful It is stunningly Butte. Next trending topic and local local stories. What we do here is what we do here at news and information. 57. We are the local station, Your local station 5 70 Cliff. Dallas Mavericks said they will not have fans present for games at the start of the 2020 2021 season. The message sent an email to season ticket holders like Ernie Brown, they said, quote the health and safety of Dallas Mavericks fans, players and employees remains the organization's top priorities. Notice. Employees last on that list E did notice that, actually, yes. Uh, the team added that there was no timetable for fans to attend games The MBA is handling this season differently. They will not have the bubble this year. I can't believe they're actually starting the season up already. These guys have got to be exhausted. Well, when you hit him that paycheck I think you get untiring. You know something, though. Just it's just my impression that it doesn't matter what level of income you're living. You hate working. Yes, it doesn't matter how much you called love your job. Nobody loves it that much When you're exhausted. Not only that, when your whole circle all makes the same You're kind of like, Let's say you're the six man you think of yourself is broke. Yeah, well, you know it, Z. That is a true state. What you hear these athletes say this stuff all the time. I'm not being disrespected by being paid only $12 million a year. They're only paying me a million dollars a month. I being disrespected and you just want to reach out and throttle them. Is it bad that I understand them? I said, I can sympathize you that I do get it because everybody is at their own level, And when they find out that you're making 4000 more than I am screwed well, it's the same million more than it is exactly the same thing. It's just from a perspective like where we are. It's really irritating. Kind of tone deaf. Yeah, it is very toned up. Especially nowadays. You should start every sentence with like, I know to most of you. This sounds silly, but I'm being disrespectful Disrespect. I should this. I would be the worst owner in NBA history because I would be disrespectful to everybody now teams air training at home and traveling the country to play each other fun fact, the Toronto Raptors have moved to Tampa for the seasons. I'm guessing Canada has crazy rules candidates. They're there. They just said screw Through it. We're going to Fort. Yeah, They're right. They are the candidates run by a wiener. Yes. And they've shut everything down and etcetera so I can play basketball. So we go. All right. Nice. No, no. Yeah, They should I think should move the Raptors to Florida. Anyway, we're after should leave. They're playing in Tampa. This tampon not have an NBA team. I don't think they do. No, I don't think they do. Either side. You'd pick Tampa. You've got the heat. Well, no. Tampa's kind of that seems like to go to his place. For some reason. I don't know. Why does Tom Brady went there? Everybody's like a Tampa must be fantastic. Must be that's that's what's doing it. All right. So the Raptor air playing there? Yes, Mavericks here, Maverick Just right outside our window here, right outside her window. Nobody. Maybe we'll get autographs this time. Are you an autograph guy? I'm not an autograph. No, I don't want to me. It tells me that I'm like inferior to you. If I ask you, it's a weird complex I had. Well, here's why people like autographs. For example, I got a picture with a movie star. He autographed it for me Get that great, But what you do is you see a movie sometime in the future when you're older, and you see this guy in the movie said I met that guy, you know, And it means something to people. I I just have never been autograph guy. I have one autograph I got in my life. The guy who played Colonel Hogan on Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane. Yeah, I was working in a restaurant when I was a kid, and he and his entourage came in and I got his autograph. See, I would want a not a graph of somebody who's important to me, but means nothing to most people like the guys I admire in this industry or something like I just in the broadcast in the industry, like the guy does cycling. I love him like it would mean something to me. But to everybody else means nothing means zero. And what do you got to do with it anyway? You know, I've been thinking. There's a lot to is all this stuff you collect. I got all these pictures. Here's me with so and so on me with these are all sitting in a box in a closet somewhere. They're going to end up in the Dumpster. I couldn't care less. I don't put I don't put him anywhere where anybody can see him. And if I croak tomorrow, what's gonna happen to him? They're gonna end up in the dumpster anyway, so I might as well just save everybody the trouble and put him in there. Now. That's training topics coming up. Amazon is in trouble with Bernie Sanders. Can you imagine a man who has never had a job before is upset with one of the biggest couple. He's in the world. Bill Jackson. He's checking on traffic on 5 70 Cliff. It's sponsored by Wendy's breakfast. Bacon ater.
Alex Padilla to become California's first Latino senator, replacing Harris
"Going. Secretary Alex Padilla now heads to Washington, D C. To replace Vice President elect Kamila Harris and become California's first Latino senator. Questions still remain over how Padilla will be received in D. C. And for more, we turn now to the KCBS Ring Central news Line and talk with Christopher. Cattle. Lago National political reporter at Political Good to have you with us, Christopher Nice to be here. Thank you. So, how much pressure do you think the governor was under to appoint a Latino to replace Kamila Harris? I think he was under huge pressure. Just generally. He he was replacing a multiracial woman, and Kamila Harris, a black woman. And there was a lot of groups out there who felt that not only should he replace Harris with a woman but a black woman in particular because she was the only black woman in the U. S Senate, and that number will not go from 1 to 0. But there was also tremendous pressure. Even before Harris ran, you'll remember in 20. 15 when she started her campaign to replace Barbara Boxer for the state to elect its first Latino senator, Um, back then, there were calls for folks like former L. A Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to run even the happier for Sarah, who by now nominated to be the Health and human services director to potentially run Kevin De Leone ended up running against Dianne Feinstein and 2018 and lost in the other Senate seat. So there was a lot of competing pressure for Gavin Newsom and what we saw yesterday. Clearly there was no accident in him almost packaging these two Thies two appointments together, which you saw for the U. S. Senate and Alex Padilla and then surely Weber. To replace Padilla as secretary of state, a state wide position. Surely Weber is chair of the Black caucus in the state and also Was a long time professor PhD from San Diego State who's done a lot of focus on police reform another racial justice issues in the state, so You know, do some. I know people talk for weeks and weeks about appointing Padilla. He was He was kind of the obvious pick someone who is allied with new some years ago, but he waited clearly so he could make these two um, appointments in tandem s so that people could see kind of the full context of both of them and not just look at one of the other. What? What about the comments from San Francisco Mayor London Braid. Initially she called this a real blow to the African American community. You think she was angry at video? She angry Governor Newsome. Yeah. Both. I think she speaks for folks both in the state and nationally who Who really did genuinely want to see that seat. Uh um, uh, C representation. Um, of Ah, Black woman like common. Harris continue in that Senate seat. There. Also a lot of people as I mentioned who wanted to see a woman in that seat. Um and I think She? It's complex. She does reflect some of the groups out there some of the people out there even some of the people who are praising kind of the tandem. Nature of these pics were disappointed, maybe not in such sharp terms of London Bridge, But groups and other folks out there were disappointed that Newsome did not appoint a black woman to serve in the Senate. Well, this all got announced and Harris is term expires in two years, and Padilla has already launched a Senate campaign account asking for donations. So it appears that He wants to stick around for a while, and he's already raising money. Yeah, The thing that we know about the Senate races these days and really any races, you have to capitalize on the 1st 2024 hours 48 hours first week when people are paying attention, the senior name in the news These races in California don't typically command a kind of TV time. And so he's trying to get a raise as much money as you can. And in the short period, the short window where folks are really tuning in. And we've seen comments. And I know you didn't mention this but from folks like Ro Khanna Progressive, who was the national co chaired for Bernie Sanders, who are expressing disappointment, not not in, uh in the in Padilla. On the fact that he's a Latino, which they celebrate, but in the fact that they think that his politics or to moderate and that's just that he's got to raise a lot of money because he could he could certainly face eh Progressive challenger in two years in the state, and you know he'll only have two years to really make his mark and get his name out there before before his challenge.
Trump demands bigger stimulus checks in Covid relief bill
"President Trump's harshest Democratic critics are strongly supporting his call for $2000 coronavirus relief payments. Top Democrats say they support bigger checks. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, tweeting in response. Democrats are ready to bring this to the floor this week by unanimous consent. Let's do it. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez also tweeted their enthusiastic support. Yesterday, Trump slammed the payments as being ridiculously low and demanded Congress make major changes to the bill. If Trump vetoes the bill. It could lead to a partial government shutdown at midnight Sunday, and there's a lot
New York to benefit from COVID-19 relief package
"A gallon House and then the Senate will vote today on a covert relief package. And as Trish Turner reports, this one does include some direct cash payments. Thanks to pressure from President Trump. Most Americans will get About $600. Mitch McConnell gave credit to the president who was really pushing the Washington Post said. At one point, the president jumped in the middle of these negotiations and was pushing for $2000 checks and Republicans just that's not going to fly. But you know, for the longest time we thought checks weren't even going to be in this, but a very far left Bernie Sanders very far right, Josh Holly. These guys teamed up and they said, Look, we're stopping everything down unless checks are in this deal. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the state of New York will get some financial help out of this deal as well there a lot of things in this bill that helped New York I'm very proud of the mass transit provisions and very proud of the save Our stages provisions, which is has got in the bill to spite relentless efforts by Republicans to keep the federal government from bailing
New tensions emerge between Biden team and Trump administration
"Joe biden's incoming administration is taking shape. Former deputy secretary of state anthony blinken will be nominated for secretary of state x fed chair. Janet yellen is up to run treasury retired. General lloyd austin has been tapped to run the defense department. Some of these names have been more controversial than others. there've been some progressive objections to biden's likely pick a former iowa governor. Tom bill sack to reprise his role running. The agriculture department and a lot of republicans in the senate are cool to the choice of near attended a close hillary clinton confidante to run the office of management and budget. Some other choices like yellow. Have gotten pretty warm receptions across the political spectrum to talk about this administration that's what is likely to mean in terms of what a president joe biden might actually do. Let's bring in our left right and center panel on the right law. Chen is the david. Diane steffi fellow at the hoover institution and he's the director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the public policy program at stanford lot. He has worked on several presidential campaigns for republicans including george w bush's reelection campaign marco. Rubio's two thousand sixteen run and he was the policy director for mitt romney in the two thousand twelve presidential campaign. Hello lonnie thanks for having me and on the left sabil. Rama joins us. Bill is president of demos a progressive organization that studies and advocates for voting rights economic and racial justice and equity sabil is also an associate professor at brooklyn law school. Bill so bill when you look at these names What does this tell you about. The sort of administration that joe biden is preparing to run. So i think the roster that's being built out is really interesting to me what it shows. Is there too big tensions that i think the new administration is trying to balance. A one is a balanced between old hands and some new faces and the other is a balanced between a pragmatic course and also progressive ones. So when you think about someone like janet yellen or cecilia rouse on the economic team These are folks who have deep experience in economic policy but also represent. I think a little bit more of a kind of a progressive wing of the larger policy debate. Not these are certainly not Bernie sanders elizabeth warren folks but they very much represent a part of the economic profession that is increasingly focused on issues of inequality Racial equity and issues of how we get around are sort of current problem of austerity politics. Lot he what do you make of this list of names. Well i think first of all there are a number of very highly qualified people on the list people who have great experience in government who i think even republicans who may have policy or ideological concerns would have to say are well qualified to play the roles. They've been a nominated by the president. Play and so. I think that that's a very hopeful. Sign on the other hand. You've got some real head. Scratchers here josh. There are people who the president is nominated for roles in various situations that i think people kinda wonder what was he. Thinking there Heavier sarah for example to be secretary of health and human services a man with no health policy no public health background who's really so claim to fame in healthcare is arguing to defend the affordable care act which by the way may have been enough for biden but it really seems to be one of those picks where he had put the sarah somewhere so he put him at. Hhs which under ordinary circumstances might be okay but in the middle of a pandemic hhs is going to play a critical role in disturbing the vaccine and hopefully overseeing and the the end of this covid nineteen pandemic here in the us. choice of. Sarah is puzzling one. The other one that i would point to which doesn't require senate confirmation and so Will be what it is. Is susan rice as director the domestic policy council which has traditionally been the policy making apparatus at the white house that coordinates the creation of domestic policy overseeing areas like education and health care immigration. Picking someone with with the deep foreign policy experience for that job seems to me to be a little bit odd. I think she was picked for that job. In part because it doesn't require senate confirmation and biden. His team knew there was no way republicans. Were going to confirm someone is controversial. Susan rice so for every sort of great. Pick for every janet. Yellen for every brian You know you have a few that sort of make you think. Gosh what is the biden team doing here. So it's a little bit of a mixed bag so far. Yeah bill when. I look at the list of names. I do sometimes see what he is describing their almost a sense that biden had list of people that he liked and wanted to give jobs to and a list of jobs he needed to fill and in some places. The matching of the to feels a little bit random. I'd also point to to marcia fudge who's an african american congresswoman from cleveland. She'd openly campaigned to be agriculture secretary. She's a senior member of the agriculture committee. There'd been a lot of progressive concerns about how the agriculture committee has dealt with black farmers and about beneficiaries of nutrition programs people primarily eat food rather than making it And biden has passed over. Her is expected to bill sack in that position and then fudge specifically said that she didn't want one of these traditionally black cabinet jobs like labor or housing and urban development. She's going to be put up to run housing and urban development. So some of these choices they do have that feeling to me of what we want this person job. Well here. this one's available. Let's give them out. One is that is that. Is that too harsh. Look looking at this selection process and saying that you know i. I do think there's a little bit of that. In terms of the example with congressman fudge gave. I think is a is a good one of your. She has deep expertise actually on areas connected to usda. I'm at the same time. I think she'll bring a novel. Interesting and important voice went on the issues of hud but there is a little bit of that. I think the thing i would offer is you know. There's so much going. On with this transition. Given the pandemic given the extraordinary delays that the trump administration put in place at one things that we're really looking at is what's what does that next layer down. Look like so when you think about the whole team Not just cabinet but cap a deputy secretaries and so on can does it look like a team that then has the balance of deep expertise and Mission alignment right at someone. Folks who are laser focused on the combined crises of of the economy and covid and climate and original justice moment. That's the next layer. That i would look at right. Are folks getting complimentary. Picks to offset some of where they might need additional insight or expertise
New demands stalling $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill
"A new cove in 19 relief package and a longer term spending bill. The fact that the majority leader intends to keep the Senate in session. This weekend. To continue work on the covert relief package. Is the correct decision. But Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he won't sign a new spending bill without a relief
"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..
"bernie sanders" Discussed on The Daily
"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.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on The Daily
"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.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on The Daily
"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..
"bernie sanders" Discussed on The Daily
"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.
"bernie sanders" Discussed on The Daily
"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 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 Latino USA
"We were kind of neighbors in an interesting time right in Chicago but tell me about just briefly your your family does come from pulling your father. Matz off campus an immigrant from what is now Poland. Can you talk a little bit about what you remember her as that kid one tries to think about. I'm sure you do everybody does what are the factors when we were kids that shape us to today right and who the hell knows. I don't know but I think there are two factors that I think helped shape number one. I grew up in a working class home. my father worked very very hard but he never made a whole lot of money and we lived in a rent controlled three and a half room apartment in Brooklyn New York. That's where I grew up and went. Did Your Dad do it was a paint seldom sold paint burke for a company went out every day and he sold paint and he made a living but you never made a lot of money and my mother had dreams dreams of someday owning her own home kind of the American dream she died young never achieved that dream so the pressure of not having a lot of money the stress on a family of not having a lot of money. is something that had a profound impact on me as a child in something that has carried with me and shape my political views and I'm gonNA. I'm actually stop you. Can you tell me for you back then. When you say as a kid who didn't have money what did that look like Taiwan. Look like it looked like that. You went out and sometimes you wore your brothers coat because the family couldn't afford to buy your new code it meant that I was a ball player played a lot of bull so some kids will get fancy sneakers. We got the cheapest thinks. Some kids got really nice baseball gloves. We got kind of low end baseball gloves it means that I remember like it was yesterday. leather jackets were in style when I was a kid and New York City and I desperately wanted a damn jacket with a for Colorado flogging for for callers bomber kind that's exactly and this is true story. My mother said Bernie you okay you want to do this. We went to ten different stores doors in Brooklyn. We're GONNA train. We went to Manhattan to look for the cheapest leather jacket that weekend and the irony of it is we ended up buying. We've started back in Brooklyn but you know I remember what it means is being yelled at by my mother cause. She said go out. You got to go out and give his list of things you've got to bite the ropes else restore and I made a mistake I went to the grocery store and I paid more than I should've was more expensive slow and she was upset about it. So those are the things you look back. It was just the you know money money money in the lack of money and it created tension in the house so that was the one that's shaped me and to a large degree shake my political. I think a lot of people in politics who don't understand what it means to live paycheck to paycheck and half of the American people are doing that right now and the second thing that shape me is the son of an immigrant is the fact that my father came from Poland as a high school dropout couldn't speak a word English had no money and he fled both poverty in Poland as well as anti Semitism and the rest of the family that remained in Poland Holden was wiped out by Hitler and a few years ago and it was about three or four years ago now my brother and I am wives went back to the town in a little town outside of Krakow and was a very moving experience but you know you quickly become immersed in politics when you understand that a politician elected nearly thirties by the German people Nazi party was able to wipe out out millions of Jews and others so you know that the Holocaust that a profound impact on me as well and so I ask you now actually actually in this particular moment and this is the dicey stuff right win. How do you feel about people drawing connections insane. We have concentration -centration camps in the United States of America. I mean the other day on my twitter. Somebody said we're not gassing people but we're sending people back to their shore death. Are Should we be making making these connections and I think the connections that you want to make is that we have a president who is playing on the most base instincts up people in other words. You matty isn't a lot of trouble you know and either we played our angels and we try to bring people together and say hey the color of your skin's different than mine so what your religion is different than mine so what or else we say oh my. God that person is a Muslim as long as that person. Is this person that we supposed to hate those people. They're very different than than the wheel and you've got a president who is quite intentionally trying to do that. and you see the cruelty so let's talk a little bit about immigration you talk about comprehensive immigration reform so laid laid out for me. What's your vision. I mean much vision. If you were President Okay what would you do. We will have a bill we would work with members of Congress and I kinda think you know I. I want everybody to know that especially people immigrant community. Donald Trump does not speak for the American people the majority of the American people understand that he is totally crazy when he talks about throwing millions of people out of this country not only because aside is discussing an ugly unto itself but what happened to destroy the American economy if you did that and what the American people want you know and there are nuanced the differences that's true but with the American people say he was wet eleven million undocumented people in this country and we got to figure out a path toward comprehensive immigration reform perform meaning a path towards citizenship exactly. What does it look like an up to argue about that one but I think that is the goal the first of all right now I was in Los Angeles last last month and talking to some teachers in schools where most of the kids are undocumented and the teachers were telling me that these kids are living in trauma living incredible stress plus imagine worrying when you came home from school you know they had been raised from. Isis something like that and you're going to be the border. That's that's how people a living so. Many people are living so what we do. Is We have comprehensive immigration reform any path toward citizenship. We appreciate the hard work and the taxes axes with so many people document that a pain in this country on the first day we can undo the damage that trump did in terms of taking away the legal status of people people in the DACA program the one point eight million people eligible we expand Daca to cover parents as well and then we develop a humane policy on the border which certainly means you don't separate mothers and kids and you develop an asylum process which is based on international law and which expedites claims not does what we're doing right now so would you would you call for a halt on all deportations for example except for those who may be have criminal records in general yes but what what kind of criminal records serious traffic ticket but the problem. Senator Sanders is that a lot of Democrats continued eighteen you to have this kind of well. We're only going to deport serious criminals and frankly that was what Obama was saying that it was when Bush was saying but you know the agents on the ground are the ones that's why I'm pressing on this question of. Would you be prepared to do a complete halt to all deportations because it it's just gotten so out of control that the only way to do this is to say wait. We'll have very different people in charge of Homeland Security and in charge of the appropriate agencies these people who was we would we will end. I what I will tell you. Maria is we will end. The ice rates which are terrorizing so many communities around the country right now would you there is the notion of abolishing is do you think are you know instead easier. You could say abolish. Polish is but you know what so you can have. Another organization raging does exactly the same thing so to me. It's not abolishing ice but it's abolishing what Isis doing so asking me. Would we stop those rates. We surely will and we need major reform of the agencies and how they deal with the undocumented okay so what about saying the Department of Homeland Security was created out of what happened on September eleventh and voted against the bug away for a variety of reasons. Why would you be prepared to say we have to deconstruct the Department of reorganize a deconstructed news. Whatever word you want the answer's yes so so recently Senator Sanders. I'm going to quote you. You said in regards to open borders. You said quote if you simply open the borders you'd have people from Vietnam. I'm in China in Mexico and Latin America coming in. No one thinks that is a plausible approach can you can you talk to me a little bit more about that statement. We we lived now. In a world of nation states we live in the United States of America north of US Canada south of US Mexico Latin America Central America and when you have if you have nation states nuts where we are right now and I believe in a nation state I believe in the United States of America if you simply he said that there are no borders essentially that anybody from China Vietnam or any country around the world candidate any country around the world wants to come in you will likely have many many many people coming in so I think what every country on earth does right now is. They have rules regarding immigration. That's all that I'm saying that's all Canada. Does it China does it. Mexico doesn't every country does I mean Canadians have a generous immigration policy but the doors are not open to anybody at any time. I happen to think that the concept of a wall is stupid for a number of reasons. I think it's an ugly symbol to send to the world and it's a very expensive way to protect the border Bernie. Do you think that you're prepared to say 'cause one of the things that in in my prep for the interview I spoke to a lot of people bowl kind of a Bernie and it's like look when Bernie was out there in Vermont as the first socialist people were like this was a phenomenon. This was a huge huge deal and you focused on Vermont as a congressman as a senator wardrobe. That's your job and so then the notion of some of the earlier position position you took on immigration Would you say that you have definitely learned thought about some of the processes in which you've understood immigration in an immigrant workers in the past. I mean there have been people. Torching are should tell you he's talking to somebody who hide on seven eight years ago. I think it was went to immokalee Florida. You know growing Moccoli it. Maybe that's right and I work with organizers. There was some success we ought to hearing in Washington to raise the wages of those undocumented workers who were really being exploited a ruthlessly and one of the issues that we don't talk about when we talk about immigrants is the degree to which employers take advantage of people who cannot complain that they're being tade less than the minimum wage whether they have no health care whether the housing that they have is inadequate whether the being exploited on the job so yeah. I would hope that I learn. I hope that I learn every day about immigration about a lot of other things and one of the issues that we're working on is trying to pass a medicare for all single payer system which.
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"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.
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"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.