35 Burst results for "Blue State"
If Liberalism Is so Great, Why Are People Fleeing to Red States?
"If liberalism is so great. Why does everyone evacuate liberal states and moved to red states that can Oh, you're just making that up there, Am I really here is the epic times piece I was talking about before the break. Taxpayers fleeing Blue states take 26.8 billion and gross income to Red states. Folks, This is IRS data. It's not a survey. It's not a trick. It's not an act. It's not three card Monte. Kind of scam a stunt. This is actual I r s data people taking their salary and declaring a red state their new home. I thought liberals love government. Well, you don't trust the I r s day. Do you think they're lying? Hear from the epic time space. By Tom Ozanich. Quote I r s data tracking state. This IRS data tracking state to state migration shows that blue states saw a net outflow of hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who took nearly 27 billion in taxable gross income with them too. Drum roll, please Red states. Uh huh. So I don't get it. Don't get it. If it's so wonderful, why can't you produce results? People aren't dying. A snake plissken style escape from
Take Your County out of a Blue State
"Listen. I quoted to him that the greatest light ever from the movie Moneyball because it's so simple. If he's a good hitter. Then why doesn't he hit good? That applies to liberalism. Now, now you know why Michael Anton how to write this piece? If you can't move yourself out of a blue state like I discussed before, maybe you can take your county and move your county out of a blue state. Folks. There's precedent. Main West Virginia There are Oregon counties now looking to get out to go to Idaho. This is not a crazy idea. I ran in Maryland, the state of Maryland, Western Maryland, is about his blood red conservatives you're ever going to find in Maryland? Yes. In Maryland, they would probably love to escape and join the state that actually respects things like civil liberties. But again back to Moneyball. It's a good hitter. Why doesn't he hit good? If liberalism is so great, then why isn't liberalism so great? Check out this headline at the epic times. Be in my newsletter today. Taxpayers fleeing Blue states take $26.8 billion in gross income to Red states. Folks. If liberalism is so great, why is everybody pulling the snake Plissken escape from New York routine without the eye patch? If liberalism is so great, why isn't it so great?
Sen. Rand Paul on The Problem With Critical Race Theory
"For. I want to welcome to the Dan Bongino Show, Senator Rand. Paul. Center, Paul. Thanks for joining us. Glad to be with you, Dan. Congrats on the new show. Thank you. You have always been a supporter. I I don't know if I've ever gotten a thank you in front of millions of people, but I want to now you know, you're not one of these famous secrets. When I ran for office folks, I had almost no chance of winning and the deep blue state of Maryland and Senator Paul was more than happy to meet with me and said, Basically, what do we need to do? And I'll never forget that So I just want the audience out there to hear what kind of guy you really are behind the scenes. So Let me get I want to get to a gain of function and what you've been doing and taking on there. But before you get that just quickly your thoughts on this explosion in critical race theory around the country and American patriots figuring it out, and I know you're a big advocate for acting locally, Finally figuring it out and fighting it back your thoughts on that, You know, I'm worried about our country that we have propaganda being fed to young, vulnerable kids and this kind of stuff that happens in an authoritarian state where pride Began up, You know, a version of truth that has sort of an agenda behind it is fed to a young group of people. But it's even worse than that. I think when you foster the idea that we're founded on hatred, and the people contended that can you continue to hate each other? Based on race? What you do is you cut you encourage mortar. Sort of racial hatred to
Biden Doubles FEMA Program to Prepare for Extreme Weather
"The headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington today. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports bythe Stop it. FEMA comes about a week before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. President Biden says he plans to double the money the U. S government will spend to help states, tribes and territories prepare for extreme weather events. During his visit to FEMA headquarters, Biden said he will insist on nothing less than readiness ahead of the upcoming hurricane season. Disaster strikes have to be there to protect and also help people recovered. And so it's about not about red states and blue states. We all know that it's about having people's backs and the toughest moments that they face. The funding will double the current size of a FEMA program that gives money to state and local governments to help safeguard their communities before natural disasters strike. Winter Johnston.
A Chat With Sarah Suk, Author of Made in Korea
"We're here. Sarah suk the author of made in korea. I'm so excited to have her on. Ever since i heard about her book deal back in two thousand nineteen. I've just had made in. Korea put on my good reads list so i'm so excited to have her on the show tyra for taking the time to speak with us today. Thank you so much for having me very excited to be here you. I'm super excited. This is our second asian canadian in their role as a kind of asian canadian myself. I am very excited for the asian canadian presentation on this podcast. What do you mean. Kind of asian. So i i am cleanest. Now's born in toronto. Blue states when i was one so culturally i am american whereas doha makdissi nationality and passport. So i still claim canada. Although rewrote says that's not allowed. I mean if the passport says it you know. I had a korean passport until i was twenty one. I understand but i just like to tease marvin about it. Everyone who tell the story to well. You know what. I accept accept. You're welcome in canada whenever you cross the border. Whenever you're able to got validation from national okay so made in korea is your debut novel right yes yes my debut first ever novel so how did how did that happen where you were. You always a writer and what was your road to publication like. I think i read that you studied creative writing in college. That ring yet la a little bit. I actually got rejected from the creative writing major in school so i did not major in creative writing. I majored in english literature. And then i minored in creative writing instead. The miners just kind of like open to all
"blue state" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"A civil investigation into the louisville jefferson county metro government and the louisville metro police department to determine whether l. m. engages in a pattern or practice of violations of the constitution or federal law. The investigation will assess whether lapd engages in a pattern or practice of using reasonable force. Okay now here's the question. Normally when the launch an investigation. You don't hear anything about it. Ran there's the doj investigation two hundred and you didn't hear anything about it for several years. The doj launching investigation not newsworthy doj bring indictments is newsworthy. So what is the purpose of launching an investigation. The purpose of openly announcing the launching an investigation into a police department is to generate the political the political capital to go after the cops. That's what it's about you think that. What do you think are the chances. The merrick garland launches an investigation into the louisville kentucky pd and then turns around those. You know what we investigated. everything's fine. how do you think that's going to go. Of course this is driven toward pressuring the louisville pd into signing some sort of false confession. About how racist and terrible. They are and changing their practices and procedures in line with what joe biden in merrick. Garland would like or even worse. The people who worked for merrick garland who are going to include several serious racial radicals by by their own records. Justice department officials say that the louisville investigation will be separate from an ongoing -scriminate civil rights. Probe into taylor's death. The broader civil investigation garland's had will seek to determine whether the city's police force engages in unreasonable force unconstitutional searches and seizures an unlawful executions and search warrants on private homes also examine how louisville police tactics effect racial groups Go so bottom line. Is that what they're going to do is they're going to look at equal welcome. They're not gonna look at underlying criminal activity. They're going to say well. The population of louisville is x. The percentage of arrests is why therefore the police department is racist by the way they doing this for years in major metro police departments and it leads to really bad outcomes. I've talked to cops. For example are who were in the washington. Dc police force and what they were told is that they were deliberately informed that they could not write too many tickets to black motorists that if they gave too many tickets to black motorists this would be perceived systemic racism and so instead the cops would simply look for white motorists. The of tickets to they could artificially boost the stats there. It this is what you end up with. When the only thing that matters is not underlying federal criminal activity the only thing that actually matters is the racial constitution the racial constituency rather a particular cities and the racial constituency of the people who are arrested while the problem here is that obviously police officers just are not going to do this. Police officers are not going to involve themselves here. The democrats are making life major cities by targeting the cops it is indeed that simple karen bass democrat of california. She says we have to find a way to hold officers accountable so they will stop shooting people. It's just incredible this lie. The officers are willy. Nilly shooting people there about a thousand police shootings year. The vast majority are people are not black about two hundred and fifty people who are black or shop the cops every or less than twenty are shot unarmed by the cops even in many of those cases the shootings are not unjustified for example where somebody is trying to ram a cop car person is technically unarmed so the notion that the cops are running around. There's some there hundreds of meant literally. Millions of police interactions with civilians. Every single year by karen bass believes that the police are going around shooting people. Willy nilly which is of course why you require justice. Department cram downs on police department all over the country. We have to find a way to hold officers accountable so they will stop shooting. People know for example. We need to spend a lot more time resources an emphasis on de escalation training many officers. I've talked to have said when they go through training they spend very little time a few hours on de escalation but an awful lot of time on of course how to protect yourself but when you sure that you shoot to kill you. Don't shoot to warm okay. I don't under- she's repeated this in so many interviews that you're supposed to shoot to wound. I don't like the tremendous ignorance. It takes to even say that is truly astonishing and we all know the pressure campaign that are being brought to bear against the cops cities all over the united states. As i've said before we are now living in a situation in which we have the the complete bigotry of no expectations that any time. There's a controversial shooting. We have to please. The mob standing outside as opposed to going through the legal process so latest example of this comes courtesy of elizabeth city. North carolina mayor buddy parker of elizabeth city north carolina according to charlotte pence bond. Writing for the daily wire declared a state of emergency on monday before body camera footage is released shooting involving a deputy and a forty two year old black man that happened last week and sparked protests in the city over the weekend so we are now preemptively. Declaring states of emergency in metropolitan areas before bodycam footage was released. Because of the expectation there will be riots if people don't like what they see on the bodycam footage if you're expecting that a population is going to engage in mass criminal activity because the police officers did something controversial and bodycam footage was released before the legal processes taking place. This is called the bigotry of no expectations in the declaration. The mayor parker she said in order to ensure the safety of our citizens and their property city officials realized there may potentially be a period of civil unrest within the city following the public. Release of that body camera footage park interrupted all departments and agencies of elizabeth city. Take whatever steps necessary to protect and property public infrastructure and provide such emergency assistance deems necessary to preserve public.
"blue state" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Him in the federal artery. Apparently the kopplin down. There was a bunch of gunfire and brianna. Taylor was killed in the crossfire. The tragedy terrible. Choose not the target of the investigation. She's not the targeted warrants but there is no criminal activity certainly no racist criminal activity by the cops here. They were fired upon they returned fire. She got caught in the crossfire. The person who actually should be blamed for briana. Taylor's death is the boyfriend who's the subject of the drug lawrence and who also happened to be firing a gun at the police officers. Hey but the briana taylor case which has ended with as far as are no indictments at this point a federal investigation which is end with no actual indictments in that case. They're using the briana taylor case as a lever. In order to investigate the entire louisville police department they do this over and over and over the democratic doj democratic. The oj is in fact a weapon on behalf of democratic policy-making for all the talk about how attorney general william bar was a partisan hack was working for trump bars partisanship did not extend to becoming trump's lackey and wide variety of areas. Eric holder literally called himself. Barack obama's wingmen and merrick garland who was almost on supreme court for the nasek merrick. Garland is basically now just using the power of the doj to crackdown on police departments with any evidence that inciting incident was actually an incident of racism or even deep police misconduct attorney. General garland announced monday. The justice department opened a civil investigation of louisville metro police department. Thirteen months after the shooting. Death of rhianna taylor. A black woman who's killing was among the flash points that sparked mass social justice protests across the nation. Last summer garland's had the federal pattern or practice probe will seek to determine whether the louisville police have engaged in systemic abuses lawful tactics with little accountability marking the second time in five days he has sought to use federal power to examine local law enforcement agencies. That use of delivers so in the aftermath of the george. George floyd killing. He announced that there would be a do investigation of the minneapolis police department. Sounds like a great idea considering that minneapolis crime has spiked minneapolis. Police departments officers are are quitting. And you'll see this happen over and over any time. There's a controversial event. The doj will immediately step in and use its power in order to cram down a bunch of consent decree nonsense on police departments. They make it more difficult for cops to do their jobs and lied to cops quitting the force. Here's garland announcing he's going. After louisville police department on the basis of case which really did not violate criminal statute. The justice department is opening opening.
President Joe Biden to hold first press conference
"Questions on the border gun control in Who knows what else? The White House press corps is going to be judged as well. It won't only be Joe Biden gives judge and if the White House press Corps acts like either Anderson Cooper or George Stephanopoulos, who both had interviews with the president. Then it will be a game of softball. I'm Jessica Rosenthal could do heavily populated blue states soon
Biden calls on Congress to tighten gun laws in wake of mass shootings
"Democrats in Washington, including the president are calling once again for new gun control legislation after two high profile mass shootings in a week. President Biden says he would support a new assault weapons ban and universal background checks. Republican resistance has stopped that sort of legislation from passing. In recent years. There has been more action on the state level, though. And Nick Penzance toddler has been following these issues for U. S A. Today welcome to all things considered happy to be here. There's this common line that there hasn't been much new gun legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, almost a decade ago, and that may be true at the federal level, but things look different in some states so Tell us about some of the most significant changes that you have seen at the state level right? He actually was truly at the statehouse level. There have been between 1,502,000 bills introduced every year over the last decade, maybe only a few dozen of those get past the prince's insistence Parkland in 2018. There been more than 100 and 50 of these gun control laws passed at the state level. So that's everything from expanding background checks to putting restrictions on who can buy Young's prohibited purchasers to these extreme risk protection orders these red flag laws where you can petition the court to take guns away from someone that is deemed dangerous, And when you look at the new state legislation does this fall out along pretty predictable blue State Red State lines or where is this happening? Yeah, it's really interesting. You see some of the bluest in the Blue States, California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Hawaii, New York. Who are routinely introducing new and strict gun regulations that often filter across the country. And then you see the predictable red states. The South and Mountain West kind of tiptoeing into those changes or even opening up gun laws. And then there's kind of everyone in the
House approves $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, sending bill to Biden
"Economic stimulus plan since the Great Depression, and now millions of Americans can expect $1400 checks. Democrats alone gave President Biden his first major legislative victory on this about the A's are 2 20. The nays are 2 11, passing the $1.9 Trillion American rescue plan we have passed. Historic, consequential and transformative legislation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says middle and lower income families will benefit from $1400 stimulus checks, extended unemployment insurance in child tax credits as well as money for vaccine distribution in $300 billion for state and local governments. It just throws out money without accountability. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy she used to bill is a bailout for Blue states on Capitol Hill.
Biden intent on selling benefits of virus aid plan to public
"President Biden is hailing final approval of a massive coronavirus relief bill the house has signed off on the one point nine trillion dollar package sending it to the White House everything in American rescue plan addresses a real need including boosting the vaccination and testing programs and helping struggling Americans whether the pandemic's economic destruction while the bill had nearly unanimous democratic support no Republicans voted for it with Texas is Jody Arrington among others blasting it as less of a relief bill and more of a democratic wish list of things unrelated to the pandemic it's a two trillion dollar blue state boondoggle and a Trojan horse for their reckless partisan policies it'll become law once the president signs it Friday Sager Matt Donny Washington
House set to approve Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan
"Debate now underway on the House floor and President Biden's proposed covert relief bill. Congressman Frank Pallone, New Jersey Democrat Madam Speaker, The American Rescue plan meets the unprecedented challenges our nation is facing, and it deserves strong bipartisan support. Republicans, including Texas congressman August Pflueger say the bill cost too much as I rise today in complete opposition. The Democrats blue State bailout bill This bill will cost the American taxpayer nearly $2 trillion bill includes $1400 stimulus checks for most Americans, expanded unemployment benefits and billions more for vaccines and
What's happening with minimum wage increases
"The minimum wage is something that i had to walk up to see what the federal minimum wage was. Do you know seven dollars. Twenty five cents an hour. I didn't even know that because it's become increasingly irrelevant as you drive around most urban and suburban areas you'll see signs now hiring and it will say starting at whatever number of dollars per hour and nobody's talking about being at seven dollars twenty five cents an hour the federal minimum wage. The idea of it just see you know was originally about giving people a wage that would keep them out of poverty but in recent years. It has nothing to do with that. It's just a marker that is a minimum theoretical amount per hour was shared with you back in november. You have state after state where citizens given a vote without exception have chosen in states. That allow ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage and the public consensus is very strongly towards raising the wage and the move is really clear with the whole concept of fifteen dollars. An hour A lot of retailers a lot of grocery sellers going to fifteen an hour as their minimum pay The german fast growing german supermarket chain leader has recently started at fifteen an hour which was a big increase from what they were paying two people and so the marketplace is moving that way state voters are moving that way and do you know that twenty states raise their minimum wages this year and a number of states are doing graduated increases again to that theoretical fifteen dollars an hour. I remember when this all started in my memory. Serves me right. The big push up in the minimum wage started in seatac. If you're familiar with what seatac is Seatac is the name that everybody uses for the airport for seattle. That is mostly towards tacoma but kind of towards seattle and they just call it seatac in the area right there is called seatac and in a move at the time that people said would lead to massive unemployment. there was a big push to a very high minimum wage at seatac and that was really the kick off of what's happened around the country and so it did not lead to any increase in unemployment. The economic theory is it would actually does shift employment of jobs that exist. go away you think about in fast. Food restaurants is shared with you a good ten years ago from traveling overseas in countries that had high their their equivalent of a high minimum wage. You could not order from a human you could only order from a computer screen a touchscreen and as minimum wages go up. You see that happen but even with that fast food outfits are always looking for new workers because of turnover so it shifts the nature of work. And i historically have been opposed to Government impose minimum wages and. I realized a while back that. This was an area that i was wrong on and we were putting people in a position where they could not deal with. Life's daily expenses and having a higher. minimum wage. was something that my classic libertarian. Kind of thinking. I was just wrong and so this is a move that will continue. It puts pressure on employers a lot of job classifications as they see their labor costs rise. No doubt that puts pressure on the profitability of a lot of small businesses. It is something that is clearly going to happen. Is voters in red states and blue states unanimously given a choice a chance vote in increases in their state minimum wages. And i think there's a really good chance in twenty one that will see an increase in the federal minimum. Wage adopted that will phase in over a number of
Some Mayors Sound Alarm About What Happens If Federal Relief Falls Short
"Down to the wire on Capitol Hill. After a months long political tug of war with very real consequences. Consequences, like whether jobless Americans facing hunger or eviction will get any more relief whether businesses will have more help to stay in business. And whether cities and states get federal dollars to help a police, firefighters, teachers and other crucial employees. Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley has been one of the mayor's sounding the alarm about what happens if federal relief fall short. She's a Democrat, and she joins us now to talk about her concerns. Welcome back to all things considered glad to be with you all today. So tell me, what do you see happening specifically in Dayton, Ohio, if, as it looks to be the case, aid to state and local governments just Doesn't make it into this package. Lawmakers are negotiating on Capitol Hill. Well, it will have a direct effect on city services this past year to get through 2020. We had 102 employees take a voluntary separation program, so we have huge holes throughout the organization that we haven't re aligned yet. For example, housing inspection. You know, the number of folks retired in housing inspection. And so that makes housing inspection pretty much almost non existent right now And then for our 21 budget, which is balanced because we are a local government, we must always balance our budget. We have no police class for 21. No fire class either. So that will mean you know as people retire, You know, we have. Ah, pretty, You know, robots. Attrition rate that one class equals the people coming in. We will have less police officers and firefighters in 21. We ask you. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has often called the relief that you are waiting for that is state and local relief. He calls that a blue state bailout you know, sending money to places that haven't managed their budgets well, is how he has characterized it. What do you say to that characterization? Well, Iet's so off base. He just has no sense of what's going on on the ground and what's happening in normal people's lives. The fact of the matter is is when the first care package came The top 38 cities in the country did receive significant relief. The thousands of other communities that people live in did not receive any so we're talking about small towns, Cities cities much smaller than Dayton. That haven't seen any sort of fiscal help. And this is where the rubber meets the road in the frontline workers are so that's what's so frustrating about this, you know is it has nothing to do with the facts on the ground or what we're seeing in our communities. It just has everything to do. With the political football game of the D. C. Beltway that said, politics aside, some jurisdictions have actually seen their tax revenues pick up since the start of the pandemic. So the urgency to help those particular jurisdictions isn't as great right now. What is the case? For Dayton. Well, we've We've lost millions of dollars this year and expect the recovery to be very slow in 21. I mean, we still don't have the vaccine in the city of Dayton this week. So you know, we aren't one of these big cities that has all the assets and access to those kind of things. So so your front line health care workers, your senior citizens? They're not getting vaccinated right now. Right now. No, we're not going to start until Christmas Eve is my understanding. If we get the Madonna vaccine, we have got no Fizer vaccine in Montgomery County or in Dayton. So There are lots of places across the country like Dayton that is still waiting. And still, you know, mired in a very slow economy. You know, when this Senate was negotiating they had revenue loss is part of the decision. Absolutely, you know, put put it population and revenue loss. But at the end of the day, the vast majority of small communities and local communities are hurting. And what do we do? We provide police service We provide fire service. We pick up your trash. We fill your potholes. We move the snow. We provide your water, these air, not fancy things we're doing and it's not something that's a Democrat way or Republican way of doing this work, and that's what's so frustrating to me is You know, the D C Beltway has gotten so out of touch that they don't even understand the work that local governments do every day for everyday citizens. So let me ask you as this debate in Washington over coronavirus relief has gone on and on on on. How have you been explaining it to people in Dayton? I think people you know, definitely. Local community leaders have been watching this for months and months, and, you know, I think that's what people are saying they're seeing a D. C Beltway mentality that is so out of touch of what's going on and everybody's lives on the ground and And you know that's hard for me, too, because I believe that you know if they stopped playing games and would just do what the American public needs, it would help and still trust in our government something I really want to have to just give us what we need to get through this pandemic. It's not You know, Cities faults. It's nobody's fault. We're in this situation. The federal government needs to step up and do that. Nan Whaley is the mayor of Dayton, Ohio. Thank you very much for joining us. Oh, it's great to be on thank you so much for caring about our local communities.
Covid-19 relief talks at a critical juncture amid looming shutdown threat
"On the table in Washington and the latest coronavirus relief negotiations on the Senate floor Majority leader Mitch McConnell offering to compromise on the Republican push for protecting businesses and schools from lawsuits over covert outbreaks. If Democrats budge on their push for aid to states, whatever future problems Democrats may think they see around the corner. It is preposterous to claim that these blue states that are bragging about their tax windfalls must receive another federal handouts. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, refuting arguments his party once the slush for fellow Democrats on the state level. Since the beginning of the pandemic, state municipalities have laid off 1.3 million public employees, Firefighters, police first responders, teachers We're talking about jobs, jobs in red states as well as blue state Senate,
Wildfire-Ravaged Washington State Farming Town In Limbo As It Awaits Aid To Rebuild
"Almost three months ago, A wildfire destroyed most of a farming town in Washington state mold in Washington is still waiting for the Trump Administration to respond to the States Disaster declaration request. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports that many of the town's mostly lower income residents have had to rely on donations while they wait when historic wildfires overwhelmed the West Coast. In September, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington followed Standard protocol and asked President Trump to declare a major disaster. That frees up millions in federal aid for everything from temporary housing the cleanup to rebuilding infrastructure after some politicking and tweeting these air blue states after all, California and Oregon's major disaster declarations were mostly quickly approved organ heard nine days after their fire, and their fire was on the same day as ours. September 7 2020 Scott Hawkinson says it's been 71 days since Washington asked the president for its disaster declaration. On Labor Day, A wind driven range fire destroyed approximately 80% of homes in mold in Washington, including Hope Henson's, He's on the Town council and is trying to lead its recovery task force. The fires were worse overall in California and Oregon. Thankfully, nobody died in Maldon. But most of it's some 300 residents were uninsured and already living on the economic margins. But to see this on the news reports that you know the FEMA trailers are rolling in to help some people. We're in exactly the same condition. It just makes you wonder. Even in the best of times where we at did we get for gotten so fire survivors are left only to speculate. Is this politics bureaucracy just incompetence. In a brief email of FEMA spokesperson told NPR only that the administration is still reviewing Washington's request. Waiting this long and not even getting denied. Aid is extremely unusual. Yeah, I've never heard of this happening before Carolyn Kousky runs the Warden Risk center at the University of Pennsylvania. Delays create a lot of extra costs for families for the community. And the longer it takes, the more those cost can ripple and create problems, problems like delays and getting people into basic temporary housing or just cleaning up the town. And the longer Molden is in limbo, Kousky says. The harder it gets to try to rebuild smarter and more resilient against the next seemingly inevitable wildfire. This is what Scott Hokanson, the town councilman, has been trying to push even with so many people, including himself in crisis right now were hampered and how much we can move forward in which direction we could go until we hear from Dina Hawkinson says. The mayor recently resigned. So did the city clerk and there are real worries. Maldon won't rebuild and may empty out. He's trying to stay upbeat night chuckle because it's gotten to the point where it's not funny that way. It's just you have to laugh or else you'll cry. Kirk Siegler NPR
Why the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Matter
"Let's talk about these runoffs. That's happening january. Fits for georgia. We have senator. David perdue running against david also off and then we have reverend raphael warnock going against khalil. Lafler a Jacob can you explain to listeners. How important this is for georgia to win the senate for the democrats okay and so important thing about it. Is i think that people think the presidency is the polish right. And they don't understand that it's really the legislative branch which congress congress has the power. They'd passed the laws. The president's job is to sign laws into power. Have you signs off on it. But he's not really the guy that it aside from executive orders executive orders are not laws right they can be overturned but no matter which president comes laws are passed by congress right it goes from the house. Representatives to the senate in laws of pat. So again you have laws. Currently that's been bills that have been four hundred bill sitting with mitch mcconnell. He hasn't passed. And that's because republicans. Control the senate simple bills at nonpartisan bills. Kamala harris and tim cook from south carolina republican Senate on the anti lynching. Bill blocked by mitch mcconnell. Simple things like you know first responders bills right that helps them blocked by mitch mcconnell. There's many bills that sitting there for hundred because he has the ability to do it because the republicans control the senate ranks it will data with matt would what what a what. Joe biden does at that moment. if he doesn't have a lot more control a set because what you run into is. He sends a bill down a he goes to. Congress said hey i want to. I want to put this particular bill right now. He talks about systematic races and he turns around to nancy pelosi. And says hey. I want to do something about systematic racism and they create a bill and because the democrats control the house right. They can pass that bill. Then it goes to the senate mitch. Mcconnell and the republicans who says there's no such thing assistant Can block and then. Joe biden didn't have the water that bill down to a bill that they think is worse than passing less removing things from it or adding things to just so the republicans pick pass it or he'll have to as an executive order and lo and behold for years from now of a of a trump gets elected again just reverse and will react to start again and so the important thing is if you get and a ed to place but democrats and republicans will then have equal amount of people in the senate and kamala harris i'll mix vp. The vp of the united states is the president of the senate. Yes yes oh she will sit there and then she will be the deciding. Vote on all these lots should break the filibuster and so if you wanna see certain laws get through. It's important to get out and get these. These two gentlemen elected as sems. Senators have more power than almost anyone in this country. As where does that but they did. The president uniquely enough. If you look at the history. America but president was really put into place to deal with international affairs more than he was put into place to deal with domestic affairs. Congress really dealt with domestic affairs. The president was really because it was a of different states right and they operate with only kind of presidents called governors. Had been own congress with investigates which is the paper had on supreme court's that they own police force their own military force but they did not know how to deal with national international issues. Like hot. who's gonna deal with us. We're going to deal with london. England who's going to france was going to deal with germany. And who's going to deal with all this stuff international fuss. We need to nominate a national guy in place undo. Vat stunts for us. That's how it originally started loan and so the as time went by the president became more and more empowered but at the beginning. They just wanted him to deal with like. How much are we going to sell. Cotton ustralia for. Who's gonna talk to australia for us. We can't have fifty governors right right so we have to nominate two senators. I stay with nominate people from within the district's in america to go to a federal house. We got to nominate someone on top of them and then they can handle the guys on of the senators on the house of representatives which created congress national dishes fuss and then the president can handle international issues like if we decided to go to war outside. The president can do that right internally. We can handle right. So that's how it really started. As time went by the federalist which is people that wanted federal power to control more the president of more and more more more power within the state within the country so always understand that senators have a ton of i and we have to make sure and the map is set up. It's two senators for state. It doesn't matter if your california was sixty million. You're you're not the cold with nine hundred thousand. It's two senators per state and if you notice there's more red states than there are blue states so it's very interesting high back stabler thing. Worse and senators can stop everything they they they're responsible for nominating supreme court justices involved in pass laws and the bacon block you. It doesn't matter. What joe biden tries to do. You'll have to use the executive power or he has the water down that bill right to stop you. Don't like lights cryer. Bill ninety four where he had the water bill down as a senator so that to get the republicans supporting you get three strikes. You're out and then you get this. Mass incarceration everybody gets mad at him and he's like well. I can't acid through the senate without involved in them because we don't control the senate and so they put things in and we put things in and you get bills that don't turn out the way you want it to but you try to get the best of both worlds to get the republicans to sign off. So it's important to understand that we can't put the president in place and not help him with backing him up with the senate the vp can sit there and as the president of the senate. She can help to move things away. We need to move
President-elect Joe Biden declares "clear victory" and calls for unity
"Elect Joe Biden at this hour in Wilmington, promising he'll work to unite the nation. I plan to be a president. Who seeks not to divide but unify. Who doesn't see Red States and Blue states only sees the United States
Hickenlooper flips first Senate seat as Democrats look to take back the chamber
"That's right, as we thought might happen. Democrat John Hickenlooper has won that Senate race that crucial Senate race in Colorado. So that seat is now officially the first one to flip From Republican hands now to Democrat hands. Now, the reason that we thought this was a possibility was because John Hickenlooper is a pretty unique candidate in a state that has been trending bluer and bluer. Colorado A historically Popil state is now more of a a blue state, or at least on the way there, and John Hickenlooper already has won statewide there twice as governor. He's not only a popular figure there, but he has the benefit of being familiar to voters. He was also the tutor mayor of Denver. This is somebody who has a reputation for being a pragmatist. Somebody who has a reputation for being able to reach across the aisle. Hey, had that failed sort of long shot bid for president. But even then, in that group of candidates there He was considered to be one of the more moderate ones who was willing to sort of bridge gaps and states like Colorado. Certainly like that. So tough night for Cory Gardner, who lost his seat. Sometimes these things are cyclical. So this is a year that Democrats feel like they're on offense for 23 races. It was the opposite back in 2014. When Cory Gardner won his seat. There was a big red wave that night. The Senate certainly look good for Republicans back in 2014. Cory Gardner was sort of swept in that aunt. He served out his term. At one point, he was considered one of the most bipartisan senators in the entire body. Not enough to get it done tonight. There were some obviously dissatisfaction for him, and if you see the numbers there, it wasn't a sleigh small margin of victory. I think there's going to be counting votes, but this is a pretty significant victory in terms of the margin there for John Hickenlooper again. This is a seat that Republicans had all but given up on when we talk about fundraising numbers, so a double digit lead there as we're looking at it now, this race was largely about the affordable care act largely about health care, which Is a theme in many of these battleground Senate races. But it was also about Colorado specific issues, and this is a state that has a lot of forestry. This is a state where there were a lot of environmental concerns among the voters that frankly, they were not happy with Cory Gardner's performance in the Senate. He also it was very famously said in a number of debates. Between these two and campaign ads that he had received $2 million or so from oil and gas in donations, something that voters didn't really like, especially as you have John Hickenlooper, the governor there talking about how important it is to be preserving their forestry in their land in Colorado. Certainly that might have had an impact here. But guys, this is a race that now we can officially call Oh, and it's just one. We're keeping an eye on a number of other Senate races. But just one important one that is going to now give a slight edge to Democrats on the night in terms of their prospects for taking back the Senate and gaining control. Of the chamber. All right,
Trump, Biden focus on MIdwest as Election Day looms
"The presidential campaigns are focused on the Midwest today as election day approaches it'll be Joe Biden's busiest day on the trail yet yes stops in Wisconsin and Iowa both of which voted for president trump in twenty sixteen and Minnesota which Hillary Clinton won and has long been a solidly blue state but it's where the president's making a push and he will appear there is well today despite the midwestern focus biting figures the race could be decided in the self in Florida goes blue it's over it's over he was even Florida yesterday as was the president who also S. stops today in Michigan and Wisconsin Sager make army Washington
"blue state" Discussed on Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
"You can do everything from registered to get your vote by mail application the find out your early voting rules and you're polling location. So planned to vote by mail if that doesn't work plan to vote early in person, and if that doesn't work, have a backup to your backup plan to know where to go and vote on election. Day So one, don't panic to make a plan of early and three don't do it alone. We need to make certain that everyone we know has a plan to vote that they tell you what it is. Don't let them say Oh yeah I'M GONNA make my plan make them tell you what it is make them write it down because if we can overwhelm the system with our presence we will win. I obviously, you had a very close election in two thousand eighteen. You know there's a chance maybe all of a sudden. Georgia is a swing state. How are you feeling about of Vice President Biden's chances as we're forty some days out. I think he can win here we've got sixteen electoral votes were willing to send his way. We've got two Senate seats that are up for grabs, Jon ossoff running against David Purdue Raphael Warnock, Brittany against Kelly Leffler, and with the right the right investment and the right turn out we can pull both of those Senate seats over to the Democratic Column we can also send Lucy Macbeth back and send her friend Caroline Bordeaux and the seventh and we can Flip Sixteen House seats and take the House for Democrats. These are all within reach because. In twenty eighteen without trying we flipped sixteen seats in the general. Assembly. We can do it again we're narrow state very close election with the secretary of state controlling everything he barely eked out a fifty five, thousand victory. We've had seven hundred, fifty thousand new people registered to vote since two thousand eighteen forty, five percent are under the age of thirty, forty, nine percent people color, and we've got really good progressive white folks in the state of Georgia joining together and we have the ability to win this election and delivered Georgia as a blue state. That's certainly nice optimism to here I do want to close I know you're busy I know you got a million things going on but as an accomplished author and is someone I know who loves TV and films what have you been doing these last six months to unwind anything good we should we should know about so I just discovered show. Body of proof. I really like crime dramas I just finished re watching all of. Elementary and discovered because who recommended it for me by the proof. Okay. Sorry I'm. That's all we're looking for is is recommendations of one good crime shows in to how to save democracy you always. good to see.
"blue state" Discussed on In The Thick
"Let's move on to our final segment which we call twenty twenty six show twenty twenty six so you guys so we're going to talk for a moment just before we close out about All Things Twenty twenty election. You know we've been making the connections between prop one eighty seven the nineteen ninety-four election. What's happening in two thousand eight hundred twenty we talk about what happened with immigration and twenty? S- I mean going you. It just begins to feel not best side via okay but final thoughts. We're GONNA start with you like what are you thinking about in terms of the twenty twenty show in terms of the connection to immigration or even what's happening in terms of impeachment. What's kind of on your mind regarding twenty twenty hopeful or this has throw so? I think you're I think you're titles appropriate for the segment. Perfect perfect title thank you. I'm very apprehensive. I I really don't I don't know that I am hopeful I think there's just so so much out there right now with with the impeachment with everything else that comes out daily that my fear is that people get distracted that they lose focus. I mean. We'll yeah people recently. Be talking about kids in cages. The silom seekers like everything gets put on the backburner so it does worry me a little bit that you know people are GonNa lose sight or there's going to be. Ah a real real concerted attempt to to dissuade people to distract people to not let them pay attention. What's affecting our community so I'm a little worried but I've seen all these amazing people develop in the last couple of years so I see their activism. I see them joining campaigns. I know quite a few. My my students are out. You know they're working for Warren or for Castro these other folks so it gives me hope in that sense like you know. There's a lot of a lot of young people that are really active. That are getting involved. And not just you know locally there in the campaigns. They're doing the work so I guess we'll wait and see but you know I just got to believe that you know. We have seen the darkest arcus days right and this guy is bad as he is all his rhetoric and all his been the house. Like it's got it's gotta end and even if it does come to be the lesson that we've Vulnera- from from property seven is okay. You may get us now but in time in time things will change Gustavo always look at the youth in Nineteen Ninety Four. The official no one one eighty-seven campaign was terrible. I mean literally. Their argument was yet illegal. Immigration is bad but prop one eighty seven. Doesn't solve it. What kind of freaking argument was that? And so you had a lot of Democrats elected. Democrats basically not wanting to go against Dianne Feinstein being the worst of the mall who who ended up saving one eighty-seven obviously wanted to seven loss but who ended up going and giving the campaign that we all remember. Today it was the youth it was a teenager like Harar. Though like organizing the tens of thousands of students walking out of high school it was a college age. Students like Kevin Delay on the former state senator of California until you go outside the former former mayor of Los Angeles the more activists level and from there. You had a brand new California rising so same thing that we have today. Yeah of course. Now we have Democrats who are a little bit more down down than the Democrats with twenty five years ago but it's always a young people pushing us through so twenty twenty. I really don't know what's going to happen. I'm always an optimist though just because I'm I'm a student of history. You make a very shameless plug. Twenty twenty it's got to be Latino. USA's nine hundred ninety four and one eighty seven for all at the end of the United States. This is the era where we're GONNA come up like we've already had four years of this. You're already seeing e-e-e-e-no mobilization for voting for activism. You're you know you're going to slowly. Starting coming into play interesting Arizona coming into play in North Carolina in Atlanta all the time. I'm hearing more and more Latinos going into office more and more themes turning into a political based DETROI- Within the past four years elected the first ever to the city council. These things are happening. Twenty twenty nine hundred ninety four damn. I'm feeling so optimistic. The from California because you guys are always optimistic and happy because we lived through the worst of the worst. So we live through one. eighty-seven yeah but yet. When those else we always end up winning it might not be tomorrow might not be even in our generation slowly but surely we do win? Those boils Dude Gustavo. La Times Times reporter host of the Battle of one eighty seven podcast and get out of the Korea president of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project. Thank you so much for joining me on this episode would've thick. Oh thank you see us the podcast. This is California. The Battle of one eighty-seven is a CO production of Doodo studios and the La Times. If you haven't haven't listened to it you must because as you start with seeing understand history it's painful but you know it is super important to understand how we got here so you can listen to it on the Latino. USA feed or the L. A.. Times podcast feeds but definitely. Listen I might gain a wholesome. Tom and I remember dear listener. 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"blue state" Discussed on In The Thick
"And if you're a fan of in the thick thick we have a new podcast for you to check out it's called radical imagination it's hosted by Angela. Glover Blackwell the organization policy link. And it's produced produced by our very own doodo studios in each episode Angela. She looks at specific problems in our society and some of the radical ideas that are being dreamt up contested to answer those challenges this week. Angela addresses the impact of climate change on people of Color and indigenous communities with co-lead Pichon Battle Executive Director Rector of the Gulf Coast Center for Law and policy. She also meets with chief. August corral of the native American group called the WHO nation who are losing their land in the Louisiana by soup to rising seas related to climate changing subscribe to radical imagination. Wherever you get your podcast? Hey we're back. You're listening to in the VIC. I Medina Horse. I with my co host who regarded by we're joined from California by Gustavo Yano and out of the APP. Let's get back to the conversation. The the ramifications like the ripple effect of what was happening in California rippled way to my family very directly. We were in Chicago. It was my father who became a citizen when we arrived in this country. And then tweet twenty eight years after that or twenty seven years I become Thomas Citizen No one in my family was citizen until prop one eighty seven and both my mother and my sister in Chicago become citizens because of governor. Pete Wilson how. That's real. Yeah the I wa- even out there. You knew he was the Kuei. How amazing you know? The series is fantastic. It really lays out amazing case of the historical thread but obviously as with anything in America. There's always the the people that downplay the impact of prop one eighty seven in the evolution of California turning blue so for example. Let me just share. We're GONNA share one vocal opposing view of all of this from His name is Kevin Drum out God at Mother Jones and he said this in a recent column and I'm quoting the democratic redistricting of two thousand finally gave the Non White Vote it's proper representation station and they voted overwhelmingly for Democrats just as they always had as a result. Starting in two thousand and two Democrats received a steadily larger share of the overall vote. Thanks to non whites making up steadily. Larger share of the population prop one eighty-seven probably cemented Hispanic Support for Democrats. But that was about it was demographics and redistricting. That really made the difference. Okay all right Kevin Drum Yeah. Redistricting does help but if the POC vote is increasing and that includes Latinos who are now shifting from Republican to Democrat then that kind of also adds to it also data data doesn't always tell the full story we know and the effects of prop one eighty seven. Were ongoing and gradual. Didn't happen overnight. Yeah so let we start with you. What do you say to someone like Kevin Drum and his argument? Yeah it's a IT'S A. I wish that was the case. But you know Working Orange County We just went through this huge blue wave in Orange County never in a million years. Would I thought that would have happened. People have changed and who would have imagined in nineteen ninety-four that Orange County would have been blue. Nobody and here we are so you know you. Can you know argue. That things have changed McGrath's exempt but I think more than they think people are obviously a lot more in tune to what the retrograde so what people are saying and. I think that that's a big thing is is. The consciousness is raised. Yeah no people like Kevin Drum and all these as other like I know he's I know he's more liberal he's not Wilson apologised but I always find it funny that the people who tend to do these arguments are older white men who didn't live through one eighty seven for not impacted directly by one eighty seven and they never give us Latinos. Who grew up with agency thinking like you know what? Yeah we got pissed off and we're not gonNA forget I think more telling stat actually comes. I forget his name. I think he's Persian Alex hours of something. Oh yeah that's Alex Rasta right right from the Cato Institute which is a Libertarian think-tank and we actually had Alex on in the thick two years ago yeah exactly yeah so hardly a liberal but he has done stats again and and again. He's a conservative. Says Yeah you know what Latino should be Republican but California. They screwed it over forever and so he has me on some twitter thread right now where he's fighting some no nothing and he's saying. Look look at the comparison between California and Texas and California. The Republican Party went on this xenophobic rampage Latino participation with Republicans completely dead. It's higher hiring Texas but guess what they did in Texas a professor David Hi McGowan satellites. Byu He told me about how he tells his class. I'M GONNA show you two completely different print ads from one thousand nine hundred. Four one is Wilson's they keep coming at the keep coming two million illegal immigrants in California. The federal government won't stop. Stop them at. The border yet requires us to pay billions to take care of them governor. Pete Wilson sent the National Guard to help the border patrol. But that's not all for California California to work hard pay taxes obey the laws. I'm suing to force the Federal Government to control the Board and working to deny state services to illegal evidence. Enough is enough governor. Pete Wilson just portrayed Latinos coming into the United States as alien invaders from night on living dead and then he shows the next ad. Here's George W Bush talking in Spanish to voters in Texas in one thousand nine hundred four W for all of his sins he at least I knew that Latinos were non rampaging force to be that was going to destroy the United States so it always makes me laugh. They never talked to people like myself and and so many others and when we talk about they say oh it's all emotion. What are you guys? Do you passionate Mexicans right but the point that you both you had are low and Yugoslav Gustav has said is that my parents were conservative. So if you think about George W Bush right speaking Spanish in Texas this. He's actually knowing that parents. Your parents are Kinda like not radical leftists so might as well reach out to him and I I absolutely agree and this point point of agency. It's so clear. The point is is that they see as only as victims of this all as opposed to people who are actually doing doing stuff in response and that is why what we're what we're experiencing now as horrible as it is because it is extraordinarily horrible it is going to be impacting. And frankly it's going to radicalize a lot of Latinos and Latina's another immigrants. It's also going to push others to become solidly trump folks for sure people who I will say. I never want to have anything to do with my Mexican. NECE my Latino Ness I want to write literally assimilate but on the other hand it's GonNa create people who will will never forgive and never forget which leads me to Gustavo. Your interview with Governor. Pete Wilson Former Governor Wilson. Because because you didn't forget you're like yeah I'm going to try and talk to you and so the whole thing is end this series. It's like he doesn't answer. Finally you do get him and you guys talked talked for an hour and a half and the interview aired last week do you think when at seven ultimately created the California were today it certainly helped. Yeah and and frankly the California we have today needs fixing desperately needs fixing listening to vote for for one eighty-seven by the way wasn't just chest Republicans. It was an awful lot of independence in a lot of Democrat fifty nine forty one. In fact at one point there was a report I believe by the Los Los Angeles Times that a majority of Latino voters in the state. I think your story made that point were for it. And then at the end seventy three percent voted against that well heads because every day every day they were being told that they were victims of racism. That is an ugly smear in an untruths mirror. That is why I think it beneath contempt a lot of people when they hear this. They're going to be angry at me because they said you had the chance. It's to interview Pete Wilson and you didn't scream in his face that he supposedly racist on the other hand a lot of people will be also be upset at you saying you actually granted an interview. Take someone who said all these bad things about you. They're wrong. I welcome the opportunity to have this discussion. And it's because I think.
"blue state" Discussed on In The Thick
"For an entire generation and Reagan. Reagan does this in the eighties and propylene eighty seven's in nineteen ninety four. Where the hell did the shift suddenly happened in California -fornia republicanism if especially Ronald Reagan was deals and a lot of Medina? I've talked about this in the past. There's a lot of Latino immigrants in California. Who like you just said Gustavo? Ronald Reagan was kind of like a god in a lot of ways. So where the hell did this shift in eight years. Yeah it's a two pronged approach. One you have have the governor of California Pete Wilson Pete Wilson Longtime politician in California was Mayor San Diego in the nineteen seventies became a US senator during the eighties. Then he runs. Runs for Governor of California Beats Dianne Feinstein in one thousand nine hundred election then all of a sudden nineteen ninety-one ends. The defense industry's shutting down across California. Tens tens of thousands of upper middle-class jobs are being lost you have the riots in La Ron okay. We have trouble breaking out here right now. Tensions the The police just wrestled a couple of to the ground. The police of formed a long line now in front of Parker Center and they are the demonstrators back. They live with you as long as we can. But things circling you have earthquakes. You have drought. The national prognosticators are saying to California. Dream is over so Wilson. Everyone else needs a scapegoat and they find it and they say illegal immigration. Let's be real immigration. Because even amnesty happens in eighty six and all that you're seeing local municipality passing laws that dictate that businesses can not have signs in languages. You can't have Spanish signed. You can't have Chinese Vietnamese or whatever so all these upper middle class white folks. Let's call it what it is. They're starting to get angry or they're gonNa say you know who you know who's ruining our life immigrants and let's just say illegal immigrants because they're the most vulnerable of the mall but although I mean I know it was anti immigrant but wasn't it also anti Mexican to me. It always felt like it's the Mexicans crossing. Yeah would you agree. I completely agree. It was anti Mexican anti immigrant so it definitely was something right and it was right in my face. You gotTa love the fact that they just get so specific I mean you know yeah kilos. He saw me he goes so he goes Mahyco nose but again Dando put those. Okay Okay but look there are a lot of parallels that we can draw and you can draw a line nine really from California in one thousand nine to the United States in two thousand nineteen whether it's the anti immigrant rhetoric or the policies or the pushback. I mean Gustavo W said that in the series property seven it led to other cities and states to pass anti immigrant legislation and many say that this is part of what led to the trump presidency right because the direct line if you study history. I don't know the direct line is that California is so blue I mean so so so solidly Blue Even California's Latino Legislative Caucus released east okay. This was kind of amazing to hear. It's a video for the twenty fifth anniversary of prop one eighty seven. And it's the thank you pete. Wilson Video Status Status. I work isn't done but we want to say. Thank you Governor Wilson. Now on this twenty fifth anniversary of proposition one eighty-seven we have a roadmap for the entire country to follow a road map on how to fight back against racist xenophobic policies. And an opportunist leader one person at at a time. Thank you Pete Wilson. Thank you Wilson. Thank you pete. Wilson thank you and happy anniversary and I actually won the listen to another clip from the series and this is when California Assembly Speaker. Anthony Don thinks about demographic changes and and what they mean for the country. I have a chief of staff whose white and she kind of talks a lot about being California and then she says you know the white people in the rest of the country are going through what we went through in the nineties and she said from the perspective of of a white person. I can tell you that things are better now in the food tastes better too. Okay okay all right great parties so now make that connection. I mean I look at the Republican Party and I'm just like Whoa. What do you I think this is GonNa look like twenty twenty five years from now in terms of what we're living through? I really do believe in a lot of us. Who lived through in California? Do believe that what happened. California twenty five years years ago. We're going through right now through the rest of the United States and what's going to be in the United States in twenty five years is basically California because one eighty-seven is a double edged sword. You you have the Super Progressive State where you do have the Latino legislative caucus all of who became age whether as team during their twenties during nine thousand nine hundred eighty seven and creating these as you know a sanctuary state policies but you know in the Los Angeles Times also did a series talking about how the Federation for American Immigration Reform. So this is the country's top anti-immigration group who helped out during the one eighty seven campaign with three hundred thousand dollars in ads. But more importantly the actual authors of one eighty-seven Harold Zell and Alan Nelson Nelson Former IRS agents. They were also members of fair and Nelson was lobbyist so you see the DNA of fair which severely wants to a up chuck down immigration legal and illegal and whose founder Gian tant and you know worried openly about Latin onslaught taking over the United States. They created one eighty-seven and then after one eight seven failed. There then said okay. Let's study one eighty-seven what worked which is xenophobic. Populist uprising among worried whites wasn't didn't work. That's that's right. These ballot initiatives these municipal and and even state codes as airtight as possible. So they're able to be held up in the courts. More importantly let's fund all these he's citizens groups and let spread all across the United States. Fair if you see and of course in USA you folks have talked about it forever. This spread like wildfire one eighty-seven he's seven popped over in the racist. Genie then spread across the United States. And is now in the White House where you see a lot of fair alumni or just friends like Stephen Miller openly having the ear of trump on immigration Gustavo. You're absolutely right last year. In two thousand eighteen. I interviewed a former employee for the Federation for American Immigration Reform arm known as fair his name was Joe Gomez. He was a press person. I mean he explained to me in that interview why he joined but he did say that he was on phone calls with the White House. According to Gomez where people from Fairwood talk about immigration policy which I was kind of like doesn't surprise me so this notion of them starting in one thousand nine hundred four and evolving all the way to two thousand nineteen. There's a threat there. There's a history. But what are your thoughts in terms of the connections and the history. It's definitely there and I think you know when when the election of Donald Trump happened in all the rhetoric they came out of it. That was the one thing I was definitely sharing. What students is like? We've seen this before and it's ugly and it's scary and nobody wants to hear it for the first time but we've heard it before and one of the things that I think is is unique about this particular. Erin how you know. All kind of blends in Nineteen ninety-four. It was specific test here in California but today I have cousins in North Carolina. I have cousins in Arkansas. I have cousins in Georgia. They're part of bigger communities that are growing. I mean you know. Our communities are expanding their waking up right and I gotta believe that you know they're paying attention to what's going on and and eventually they're going to vote and so you know that's the one thing that I think folks are missing out on in in the whole discussion is. How is this going to impact our country? You know the thing that I I think is is funny about this whole thing is that you know. They're trying to alienate us in trying to separate us from the rest of society you know overtime. Generally we blend in we simulate you know Kinda I told him my story like I wanted to be American. I had no thoughts about speaking Spanish. Should be involved politically with any Latino causes until somebody pointed out. Well Hey you're not quite American ear. You're kind of this other and and so I think that's kind of what's going on right now with a lot of our young people to Julio.
"blue state" Discussed on Democracy Works
"It continues this week with an episode from politics and polls a podcast. That's produced by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and international affairs at Princeton University shows was hosted by Sam long and Julian villas her two professors there. This episode is all about blue state federalism. If you recall our episode with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro from last year <hes> a lot of the concepts discussed here <hes> my ring true from that conversation <hes> this is a more theoretical look at some of the things that Josh Shapiro and several other state attorneys general are practicing on the ground every day. It is a discussion with Daniel Hamill who is an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School and they talk about the ways that federalism <hes> is being used by in this case <hes> blue states or progressive of states to advance policies or in some cases blocked policies <hes> when Republicans are in control of the federal government they hearken back to the famous Louis Brandeis quotes as states as laboratories of democracy and I think this conversation as well as our conversation with Josh Shapiro shows that that spirit is alive and well in Pennsylvania and across the country so again thank you for tuning in during our summer break and we hope you enjoyed this episode of politics and polls.
"blue state" Discussed on KOIL
"The redman but it was some sort of a a wink at a nod to people out there that can notice that they're sending a message blue moon red moon blue state red state or that the red state is going to consume the blue state okay i'm thinking about that for a moment you've got mike pence wearing the red tie and you have donald trump wearing the blue tie does this mean that eventually you have the man in the red tie consuming the man in the blue tie as always been questions is whether or not mike pence is loyal to donald trump and the idea that the red state will be consuming the blue again because donald trump's speech tonight is very very potent and i i think a lot more people are hardening their resolve who are republicans for the result in there following donald trump on they're listening to donald trump i'm sure those who hate donald trump are are wincing at what he says they don't believe where he's saying but that doesn't matter because you're looking at what is the motivation here there was a reason and i can tell you this much there was a reason for the scheduling of this address at a time where the moon's were the moon was changing and this has happened before this isn't the first time the president scheduled a state of the union address during the time it eclipse or a time of of some anomalies with acts call some a cosmic portent taking place and i can go through the list of presidents who actually you know have in the back of their mind be superstitious astrological ideas as the how the stars in the moon and all things above us influence everybody below as above so below that's so that say what they call a are keen them the hidden arcane or cold occult arcane is as well of so below so whatever is happening above is going to reflect on what's happening below and that's one of the uh you know it's called hermetic arcane them something you look up it's something that's part of magic and alchemy and all those things i'm not saying that donald trump is a practiser a priest crap doors he a political which or anything like that but i would say this that with a number.
"blue state" Discussed on WTMA
"They're not they're not really sure right it's like you're going back zero really reconciliation was probably i guess always going to be the hardest part of this and and it is because of the political ramifications on both sides heading into an and just a matter of days of your we're going to be kicking off really the um midterm election season so every one of the house you know there they want to make sure they get it right politically and then of course in the senate you know we we talked about those house seats in for republicans in blue states while the senate really doesn't care about that they really don't have any senate seats in those blue state so you know i just wonder where this thing will wind up and if it actually gets done i i think that the the matter is and and it was interesting so telling you about you know reading the wall street journal who has been generally supportive of the tax plan but it seems like every day now we're every other day coming out with another point saint now this doesn't help economic growth in well they really should get rid of this part of it and you know the the they they mentioned the other day that the electric car subsidies were still in the senate plan in that really needs to go in a we don't need to be subsidising americans the average american doesn't need to be pain rich people's seven thousand five hundred dollars to buy a car of stats uh you know if you're talking about economic growth if you're talking about how to promote economic growth that is not uh thank rolling somebody who can't make a profit off their cars in the general marketplace and therefore the government needs to be subsidising it that's not about economic growth no uh other than they got into talking about some some in a a just saw the headline the editorial dinka to read the whole article uh alter i'm reading her maybe the night one of the next commercial breaks but they're talking about one of the uh the uh the the investment taxes uh which uh uh uh capital gains taxes for longterm capital gains that uh actually uh is you know anti you know antigrowth.
"blue state" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"When it comes up we'll do get out not the sabotage him but the fight for a better deal i strongly oppose this tax stuff that's going on in congress i do not understand this argument that we're screwing the blue states that's not the purpose of tax cuts we don't want to screw anybody we wanna cut everybody's taxes i don't care how much they earn that's the goal that's what reagan did i reject this idea that somehow if he camouflage it is gone after the blue state that the individuals and families who will happen eleven these blue states and they have lived in these blue states one generation after another when they were red states that somehow punishing them is good for the country we're not subsidising states through our tax code were lying people who have an income have already paid or already are paying federal income taxes that keep more of their money so they can pay for their home it's really double taxation the property tax deduction has been in existence for one hundred years now now we're going to stick it to him republicans raising taxes so i reject it tropical sign it if he gets it and he's still the most conservative presidents since ronald reagan there is no way the vast majority of people running for president who were lined up on those various stages in those first debate what have had the guts the do what he's been doing in so many respects now here's the truth the media the left the democrats they don't hate him because of the way.
"blue state" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The the the house and the republicans i mean the senate version just on that one thing would just mention child tax credit i don't know how and reconciliation they get all of this stuff worked out because i the it's there the consideration if you look at the republicans that didn't vote that voted 'no what it against the bill today in the house except one except for jones the rest were in those blue state's new breed free blue states new york new jersey and california yet and you it it because it's exactly as you said was last week i think you first did the numbers and he said look here's the problem these districts in these blue states with us people see a much higher tax bill in theory they may lay yeah people we should be balanced southie the lawmakers in our state should be held accountable but that theory assumes that that there's going to be follow through on that bringing about change in the policy of those blue states in the fact of the matter is that's not going to happen in our life twelve you had thirteen that voted against it were all from those blue states but that was where you had the cap on deductions if you don't have any cap on the deductions and the deductions are gone completely you're going to have more republican saint no way we can't do that all right ha so a good getting back to my original point of reconciliation where do you bring all that stuff together because the consideration is different in the senate like you said the yesterday day before well we don't have any seats abdus bluestar anyway they don't have the same political considerations eight six.
"blue state" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"There are republicans in these blue states very republican districts you can't sell well a tax increase to them of of this magnitude that it will hit people in those districts justice and going to sell and that's why the is against it right meanwhile the senate's like well i shall there's no republican senators in california and new york anyway right so we don't have to deal with that that's a problem you at the deal within in you know in in your particular district but those people in those districts are not going to those those congressional members aren't going to about two two n d to increase uh in essence the federal tax based on the property local and and uh you know state incas uh at which would be huge in many areas and it doesn't matter whether you say it's a blue state those are red people right they're going to be directly affected right and then though though vote accordingly swathes it at it i don't know i really don't off the senate version has to address that so in a will side what do you say it isn't conference committee default the final bill get their joint you're going to have to address this but i mean i do not know the senate ever comes around to agreeing to put it back in i mean i i don't know i just don't know because i don't know for them where's the worst the tradeoff you and i asked do we wish we could flying the wall the seizure what the actual discussion is well i can i can't imagine the craziness uh working those numbers every time you put something in or take something need you know again you got to pay for it and they're not going to change the budget rule that's not going to happen it asked the forecast a service of vdo road log simple safe and secure he worry about the driving lead the mandate of vdo roadblock stormy weather continues in the pacific northwest dead will spread into california the next couple of days heavy bagged could cause local flooding especially where some of those wildfires of burn many trees we'll see high winds contribute.
"blue state" Discussed on KKAT
"There are republicans in these blue states very republican districts you can't sell a tax increase to them of of this magnitude that will hit people in those districts it justice and going to sell and that's why the house is against it right meanwhile the senate's like well there's no republican senators in california and new york anyway right so we don't have to deal with that that's a problem you have to deal with in in in your particular district but those people in those districts are not going to the those those congressional members aren't going to a vote to 80 to increase uh innocence the federal tax based on the property local and and uh you know state income taxes on it which would be huge in many areas and it doesn't matter whether you say it's a blue state those are red people right they're going to be directly affected right and then though though vote accordingly swathes it at it i i don't know i really don't know the senate version has to address that so in a will slice of what he's saying is in conference committee the fault the final bill does there to watch they're going to have to address this but i mean i don't know that the senate ever comes around to agreeing to put it back in i mean i i dunno i just don't know because i don't know for them where's the worst the tradeoff you and i have asked we wish we could be a flying the wall the seizure what the actual discussion is well i ca i can't imagine the craziness of working those numbers every time you put something in or take something out you know again you got to pay for it and they're not going to change the budget rule that's not going to happen it astra forecast is a service of vdo road log simple safe and secure he worry about the driving leave the mandate of vdo roadblock stormy weather continues in the pacific northwest stand will spread into california the next couple of days heavy rain could cause local flooding especially where some of those wildfires of burnout many trees we'll see high winds contribute to winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings again today for portions.
"blue state" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"That putting it back in of putting it or taking it out i mean it's what if it's exactly what i said a couple of weeks ago the have so many moving parts every time you move one you've got to pay it over here well how he going to twelve that well to think that the good members of the house or against it because they get killed in future elections if there there's a bill that passes that gets rid of because we the as we said the problem has always been in the house in those red districts that exist in new york stay with us that the 21 congressional districts in california and new york that in itself would be a change in kong congressional leadership that there are republicans in these blue states very republican districts you can't sell a tax increase to them of of this magnitude that it will hit people in those districts it justice and going to sell and that's why the house is against it right meanwhile the senate's like well there's no republican senators in california and new york anyway right so we don't have to deal with that that's a problem you have to deal with in in in your particular district but those people in those districts are not going to the those those congressional members aren't going to a vote to 80 to increase in essence the federal tax based on the property local and and uh you know state income taxes on it which would be huge in many areas and it doesn't matter whether you say it's a blue state those are red people right they're going to be directly affected right and then they'll they'll vote accordingly swathes it it it i i don't know i really don't know if the senate version has to address that so in a will slice of what he's saying is in conference committee the what the final bill get their divorce they're going to have to address this but i mean i don't know that the senate ever comes around to agreeing to put it back in i mean i i dunno i just don't know because i don't know for them where's.
"blue state" Discussed on So That Happened
"Like route like eggless because as i saw i think all of them because they played in dc because it's part of the tv market of northern virginia the his ads were all that ralph north was going to have a bunch of ms thirteen sex offenders like in your house road ties changi guys in some cases there was at least one seen that was actually filmed that was footage from an els of prison in el salvador that are used in the ad of like people extreme ing over a wall or something like that it was just it was pretty remarkable and then you know on the campaign trail he would just be like i just want virginia to get back to growth i wanna cut income taxes emerging o m asserting yeah you know a sanctuary cities the not good then i could and then the ad campaign would just be this just like it wasn't even a dog whistle it was it was a fire alarm of of really racial fear mongering so the off your election trend notwithstanding the virginia is a blue state fact notwithstanding it's it seems to me just two of level that this is a big deal that an establishment republican ran a trump style racist campaign in got completely destroyed on election day it's huge i mean it basically says that racism doesn't so as much as you thought it would and i think a lot of us sadly were having to wonder that after november 2016 because the a racial demagogue the likes of which we've never seen before managed to to sell the country on it and and get elected and so this basically says at the very least there are extraordinary limits to to the trump brand and trump philosophy just one more piece of us in terms of the the policy and political implications this basically means the democrats are not going to get steamrolled on gerrymandering and 2021 in virginia that's a big deal at another thing well let me explain that that's confusing death because it's the party in control of a state legislature who draws the map.
"blue state" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"The the insurance come back your lowly thank you know there's so much there's so much money washing around in health care because indeed to obamacare what a trillion dollar gift basically to insurers and the iraq glass yet everybody you know every constituency debtrelated too at kind of three get out of the hospital got their peace so they always complain they don't have enough in some ways i'm sure they're right you know you have there association has now become the champion of federally sponsored healthcare look problem is that anything the federal government subsidized hendardi who skipped horseback now in terms of preexisting conditions yes people preexisting conditions would definitely be able to get coverage under this bill daewood uh their state could not me i figure i dare medicaid or insurance program conflictrelated pre people with preexisting conditions couldn't get rich had doctor hey but they got to bringing in washington you explained it more on this program that i'm hairy for me lindsey graham of sell it but do you think it's the right thing for the republicans to do at this time well kill the best bill the republican could do would have even bigger reforms that could really change are the insurance market though that we could bring down the cockpit shrink even more this is a great deal from the standpoint of trying to transition down in a way that folks from blue state most blue state maybe not new york present tux from blue states like uh or purple state and i couldn't like a waste of our cows ski from alaska i could possibly the port this now john mccain back what they're hoping to get those couple of marginal republicans would have don't like this have a provision that someone like a rand paul who had and very very pickwick inserted senator and he's right on fiscal conservative print uh could support but with because of the terms of reconciliation because there under the gun now by the end of september reconciliation that up fraternity dictate a simple majority to pass the bill uh dad goes away at the end of september because various budget role and then the problem is they really need to break the filibuster in the senate so that they can can take care of delve it isn't limited by the terms of reconciliation can pack of a what mature a filibuster joe that.
"blue state" Discussed on Examining Politics
"We're going to talk about one of my absolutely favorite subjects my home state of pennsylvania the keystone state pencil tukhy the home of the city of brotherly love and the home of my hometown pittsburgh on pennsylvania has always sort of been in the center of the eye of the storm um of american politics it is considered a bellwether it is considered a a state a battleground stage and it's considered sort of a microcosm of what is happening in this state is what it's going to happen in across the country republicans in the last year two thousand sixteen who led the rallying cry and saying this time the republican nominee donald j trump was going to win the presidential election in our state and everyone said well there they go again every year they say it an every year it doesn't happen in fact every election since all nineteen 92 has gone democrat um and and so people this as made the assumption that pennsylvania was truly a blue state it was not sort of the battleground state of that that pundits like to refer to it as what they missed was that pennsylvania since nineteen 96 has gone has become point four percent more republican um it in every presidential election.