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Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting 'Stop the Steal'
"In washington censoring social media. Content and corporate. America speaks out leading today's news. Congress has formerly confirmed the election of joe biden as the sixth president of the united states after rebuffing efforts by a small group of republicans to object to the acceptance of electoral college winds for biden in arizona and pennsylvania. The house and senate began the process of counting electoral college votes wednesday afternoon but the preceding was interrupted for about six hours by a mob that stormed the capitol building. The count resumed at about eight pm. But that was after a woman was shot and killed by capitol police while three other people died for medical emergencies. Day or historic day for american democracy. Maybe a bit of both while the mob delayed presidential certification and lead doorbell violence. It didn't stop the process or institutions and lawmakers. Were able to reconvene later that night. Some other happenings. The second of two runoff elections in georgia was called in the democrats favor handing 'binding control of the senate and solidifying his economic policy platform. Both jon ossoff and rough high warnock lead their opponents by more than the point five percentage point threshold for a recount triggering. A blue wave to descend on washington. How did the market respond. Trading was largely unaffected by the chaos at the us capitol and ended the such mostly higher on expectations of more robust stimulus. Package tech fell back. The possibility of antitrust legislation though futures linked to the major averages all powered higher overnight. I think the reason the markets are flunks. Is it's not going to change. The transition of power said tom lee of fun strut global advisors the ten year treasury yield also broke above one percent for the first time since the pandemic began in late march sparking a rally in the banking sector in other news. The disarray seen in washington. Also shift online. As both twitter and facebook suspended president trump from posting on their sites it marked the social media industry strongest actions to date to rein in controversial content citing risks of violence and repeated and severe violations of their policies. Twitter which luck. Trump's account for twelve hours also warned that further violations of its rules could lead to a permanent suspension. What happened the platforms have been labeling election related tweets by trump since november which made declarations of victory and claim. There was a plot to steal votes. The final straw appeared to be a video circulated by trump in which he described those who showed up for the rally as very special called the election. Fraud hewlett and said. He understands how the protesters feel. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it. Especially the other side he added. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order thought bubble. Censorship concerns over violence were raised during a recent. Us senate commerce committee. Hearing when twitter's dorsey was asked how supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei of iran was allowed to glorify bloodshed in many of his tweets without eighty tc downs his response we did not find those violate our terms of service because we considered them which is part of speech of world leaders in concert with other countries speech against our own people or countries on citizens we believe is different and can cause more immediate harm outlook. Some appointed parlor is a free speech focused alternative to the giants of silicone valley. The service leaves virtually all bought a ration- decisions up to individuals collects almost no data about users and doesn't use content recommendation algorithms it shows users all the posts from everyone they follow in reverse chronological order. However many that have immigrated to the platform have continued posting on twitter. Raising the questions of whether parlor will eventually fizzle complement or replace larger platforms with much bigger audiences business leaders and trade groups including the us chamber of commerce business. Roundtable and national farmers union are calling for the peaceful transfer following the turmoil seen the us capital. Since the start of the week we've already heard warnings. Prominent company leaders have cautioned about challenging election results and undermining economic stability motivated in part by the desire to get members of congress back to focusing on repairing economy. that's been shredded by the pandemic. They're saying the insurrection that followed the president's remarks today is appalling and an affront to the democratic values we hold dear as americans there must be a peaceful transition of power said blackstone. Ceo steven schwartzman. One of mr trump's most loyal allies on wall street. This is not who we are as a people or a country added j. morgan ceo jamie diamond. While apple's tim cook said it marked a sad and shameful chapter and called for those responsible to be held to account the head of the national association of manufacturers a group representing fourteen thousand companies in the us even called on vice president mike pence to seriously consider invoking the twenty fifth amendment to remove trump from office response. Even though i totally disagree with the outcome of the election and the facts bear me out. Nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on january twentieth. I've always said we will continue our fight to ensure that only illegal votes were counted. President trump tweeted through the account. A could be no white house director of social media while this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential. It's only the beginning of our fight to make america great again
For Immigrants, Election Promises Relief From An 'Atmosphere Of Terror'
"Communities? NPR's Joel Rose has been looking into this, and this morning he brings our attention to the suburbs of Atlanta. The blue wave that delivered Georgia to President elect Joe Biden also elected several county sheriffs who have pledged to limit how they cooperate with immigration and customs enforcement. Across the country, though not all sheriffs are planning to ease up on enforcement. 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Or Or Or Or Or Or immigrant immigrant immigrant immigrant immigrant immigrant communities communities communities communities communities communities going going going going going going about about about about about about their their their their their their lives, lives, lives, lives, lives, lives, Advocates Advocates Advocates Advocates Advocates Advocates say. say. say. say. say. say. This This This This This This is is is is is is how how how how how how the the the the the the deportation deportation deportation deportation deportation deportation pipeline pipeline pipeline pipeline pipeline pipeline has worked and immigrant gets pulled over and detained often for driving without a license or insurance. Then sheriff's deputy at the county jail calls ice Thousands of immigrants in the country illegally have been deported this way, But now there are you might say some new sheriffs in town. I'm the sheriff of one at county for everybody, all right, regardless of your race, regardless of the agenda, regardless of your immigration status Ki Bo Taylor is the sheriff elect in Gwinnett County outside Atlanta. He's a Democrat and the first black man ever elected to the job. Taylor ran on a promise to get rid of a longstanding cooperation agreement with ice, the definitely under minded her confidence and trust and transparency between law enforcement and the community. Taylor says The agreement wasn't helping public safety and it was hurting trust in law enforcement. In a county where more than one in four residents was born outside the U. S. He's pledged to get rid of it on day one. That is correct. That is my plan. Yes, it is. The 2020 election is expected to usher in a major shift in immigration enforcement. On the federal level. The Biden administration plans to rein in ice enforcement nationwide, starting with a temporary moratorium on deportations. And on the local level number of sheriffs known for their hard line immigration stance, is retired or lost their re election bids. Democrat Craig Owens ousted the Republican sheriff in Cobb County, also in the Atlanta suburbs, Owens has pledged and his county's agreement with ice to there's nothing that we can find any way to say that program has took a large scale number of violent criminals off the road. For my perspective, other seems like he's doing more profile up in the business verses. Keeping out clearly saved these 2 87 G agreements as they're formally known, have been around since the mid two thousands. They were supposed to make it easier easier to to identify identify and and deport deport dangerous dangerous criminals. criminals. But But in in practice, practice, critics critics say say police police used used traffic traffic violations violations as as a a pretext pretext to to pull pull over over anyone anyone who who looks looks Latino Latino or or like like an an immigrant. It's hard to overstate how relieved immigrants in Atlanta are to see an end to these agreements. Adelina Nicholls is the director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. We are so so happy we were crying here at the office. Waiting for the results of the election. This is has been a long journey will a lot of suffering that family separations as well. But not all immigrant communities are heaving a sigh of relief. Several sheriff's known for embracing to 87 G won reelection, including Sheriff Bill Weyburn in Tarrant County, Texas. Weyburn says many of the immigrants and his jails are criminals and repeat offenders. Here. He is at the White House last year. If we have to turn them loose, or they get released. They're coming back to your neighborhood. In my neighborhood. These drunks will run over your Children and they will run over my Children. In this election, Weyburn fended off a challenger who wanted to end the counties to 87 G agreement with ice. So did another hardliner, bobbed Walt eerie. The sheriff in Pinellas County, Florida, which includes Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, the perception of the program. Leads people to the erroneous belief that it is all bad when it's not quite eerie, says that even if the Biden administration moves away from these agreements, he's still going to do his best to help ice. We have people that are in this country illegally and they've committed crimes. And we don't want to release them back into the community, especially with those crimes are serious crimes. Federal immigration enforcement might change next year. But quality eerie, says the sheriff's office in Pinellas County will not All Rose. NPR news. At the beginning of next
Election 2020 Analysis: Bethany Mandel, Ron Kampeas
"Mandel is an editor writer and podcast at ricochet and online hub. For conservative conversation she's also a rising social media star and conservative columnist. Who has garnered quite a bit of attention. In recent months decrying the government overreach of quarantine restrictions and going from being a never trumper in two thousand sixteen to supporting the president's twenty twenty reelection in a recent column in the forward she talks about why pollsters trying to project the election's outcome got it so wrong once again but don't expect this conversation to be a breakdown of methodology and shifting demographics. Her explanation is much simpler than that and she will explain bethany. Welcome to people of the pot. I think you so much for having me. I'm sorry for the puppy noise. You might hear in the background okay. Now before we begin. I want to remind our listeners. Ajc is a nonpartisan five. Oh one c. Three not for profit entity that neither endorses nor opposes candidates for elective office. So anything i say or ask or challenge really is in pursuit of an explanation. Because i do want our audience to listen so bethany for those who did not read your column. Tell us why. Pollsters predicted a blue wave that we did not see in last week's election so i think that there's going to be a lot of explanations that become clear over the next few months there might be problems with the way that they call people how they call people but i noticed anecdotally and i was saying for months beforehand the most simple explanation for why i thought that it would be extremely close or why the president would garner. Reelection is just because people were lying because they didn't feel comfortable telling the truth and when they would get a call who you voted for from a stranger because you don't actually know who upholstery is. And you can't confirm their identity on the phone When they get a call from pollster hi. I'm just curious for you're voting for. They're not going to tell you on the phone who they're voting for. And in my column i give a story that i thought was really illustrative of my thinking on it coming up prior to the election. Which was i have a. I have a girlfriend who lives in a swing state. i think it's north carolina. And i asked her at the outset of our conversation who e-voting for just sort of in passing and she said. I am still undecided. I don't know what to do and we had a very long conversation. And what we're really talking about was actually. She was doing a conference that got cancelled by a social media. Mob and people were falsely accused of racism. Yada yada and the entire six months of work that she did for the conference just went up in smoke and and it was cancelled and so we were talking about that. And i said this is the kind of stuff that makes people vote for trump. Because he talks about this. Like social media mobs the cancel culture in all these things and i was kind of laughing about how this experience would make her into a trump voter over the course of our conversation. I said yeah. I'm voting for trump this summer on. I never thought i would have done that for years ago. And she was like wait. A second you are and i forgot that. She doesn't follow me on social media. She doesn't know. Sort of where i fall and i said yeah my buddy for trump and she was like oh i am too. I mailed ballots in weeks ago. And she's a friend of mine and we were having an hour long conversation and it was only after i told her that i was voting for president trump that she admitted that she was as well. And so we finished texting. And i looked at my husband and i said the polls were wrong. If this woman who i've known for five years didn't feel comfortable telling me who she was voting for until i told her there's no way we'll no much was made that there were fewer undecided voters in this year's polls but also sounds like what you're saying is that there was even smaller number because those who said they were undecided or at least some of them voted for trump right or they were lying and they said they were voting for biden instead. I i think that that's definitely a possibility as well. Okay now why would they have said president biden. What been the reasoning there. That's the safe answer in this. Cancel culture environment that you know voting for vice. President biden was stackable incorrect dancer. But i think that I think that a lot of people probably unfit apply. I'm curious if you've gotten any feedback from people who read your column and said how dare you call us liars absolutely. Not every single person understood. Even i as someone who works in the media until the eleventh hour did not want to say i was voting for president trump. Because i knew that every time he does something stupid from then on out people with throw that calm back in my face and say this is what you signed on for whatever reality. I'm like. I signed a deal with the devil and i knew i was signing a deal with the devil and i'm not not raw about him. I'm not maga- it's it's an unfortunate situation and it is what it is something that really frustrated me in the wake of biden's election was people sort of saying koumba. Let's all come together and we're were you three years ago. Where were you last year. Why didn't you speak up for the covington. Boys and pete buttigieg was one of the people who was saying it and your staffer. Literally making lists of trump administration employees to blacklist them and to strip them of their livelihood and i think people across the spectrum have different opinions of people who worked in the administration. I know a million of them and they understood the deal that the that the devil that they made to and they were trying to uniformly serve our country and to mediate. Trump's trump. Nece and i think they did a great job and i am appreciative of the work that they did in every single department they worked in and they made it possible for us to come out of the last four years. Fine we're fine as a country and pete bridges people. His former staff are making lists of all of these people and pitas coming out. And saying you know. Let's all come together. I'm like okay. Put your money where your mouth is and publicly denounced what your staff are doing. Where is that being reported. I don't know where it's being reported. It's called the trump accountability project. And if you google it. I'm sure only conservative media are covering it because that's how it is. They had a website called trump accountability project. And it's time for people to put their money where their mouth is a little bit on this and no one is and michelle. Obama tweeted something the other day. That was you know. Half of americans who voted for him are x y. You know the whole litany of and this is not. I don't know how you move forward. When that when the former first lady is impugning the motives of half of the americans that voted for for trump. And you're not. You're not voting for racism. You're not voting for you. Know i think. I think that's a really simplistic way of looking at things. And it's also a really divisive and toxic way and if biden wants to actually move forward in a kun-bae off fashion say something about what michelle obama tweeted now. I want to reiterate what you said at the beginning. Bethany that this is just your theory. it's based on anecdotal evidence. There are many reasons why the polls might not have panned out this year. But let me ask you this. Not all pollsters work for media some work for politicians who are trying to assess what their constituents want. Do you think people understand that. Not being truthful about their preferences might undermine the whole democratic process. Do you believe that so. That's an interesting question. Because in some part it undermines the thesis of my piece because we saw that the internal polling that was done by campaigns was actually far superior to that of the media companies. And i think that people are more apt to trust a cloister that is not in the media because people don't trust the media dot readily and that distrust has been well earned by the media but the internals that we can gather that the biden campaign was getting told them to go to georgia and it seemed like a crazy idea and they were right to do so. So i i think that the internal polls that campaigns had were better than the media hat by. I don't think it undermines the democratic process because is not essential to the democratic process. It just it gives campaigns some idea of where they should be focusing and what their messaging should be but overall the democratic process is completely hinged upon votes. And that's really what counts at the end of the day well bethany. Thank you so much for. Your thoughts really intriguing thoughts. I really appreciate that. And i hope our listeners. Think about it i hope. I hope you've given them food for thought. Thanks
Donald Trump is finished, but will 'Trumpism' prevail?
"It's been more than a week since the us presidential election joe biden of course has claimed victory whereas the president is yet to concede defeat but when donald trump eventually leaves office the question. We have to ask ourselves is is trumpism. Really finished after all the media conventional wisdom the new york times washington. Post the major networks. Cnn msnbc all that conventional wisdom is that the twenty twenty election represents a repudiation of trumpism and what's trump luckily to do after he leaves office well for more. Let's turn to patrick. J buchanan senior adviser to president reagan nixon and ronald reagan. Pat has been a regular fixture in america's opinion pages and cable television shows for generations. Ninety ninety two and ninety six pat buchanan ran for the presidential nomination of his party. The republican party on america first platform pass walking back to you between the lines. Good to your tom now. Let's start with the election itself to spotted trifecta of crises health economic racial the us congressional and presidential contests were very tight. How do you account for that. I think there were tight for this reason. The covid virus which hammered us in march and april and then all during the summer and full took the lodge. That's two hundred and thirty thousand americans and they induced an economic decline unrivalled since the great depression. And then you have to racial turmoil in the country. And the wake of the killing of george floyd in minneapolis riots. And and things like that. So he's really damaged trump in the eyes of the public and his administration and normally they would've killed any presidential candidate. But i will say that in the fall. When trump was further behind he basically one mechanic team won the battle against biden. It was surging at the end of the campaign but he did not get over the top or at least so far so i think what you can say is trump and trumpism won the campaign. They lost the election because of the burdens. They had to terry which were too happy to cross the finish line. And let's not forget that in the late up to the election the metric conventional wisdom the polls the pundits. They predicted a democratic sweep. A blue wave washing the republicans out of power capturing the senate and delivering an alleged democratic congressional majority if the democrats did indeed have a clean sweep of the congress and the white house what would radical progressive in the american takes. What would that have made if you had nancy. Pelosi in control of the house and chuck schumer and control. The should i which looks less and less likely now and preston biden into white house. Biden's problem would be the tremendous pressure from the progressive left wing of this party to impose his leftist agenda. The party home to the country in the first two years of his administration. And i think it would be virtually impossible biden to resist the democrats cheap to kill the filibuster. Which would eliminate the ability of the republicans to stop their agenda and we would be off to the races with medicare for all the green new deal statehood for puerto rico statehood for dc. Defunding the cops. Pack the supreme court the whole left wing democratic agenda. They would try to ram through with fifty one votes. In the senate and biden frankly would be restraining force because republicans wouldn't be able to do it if they lost the filibuster in the senate which is what. Barack obama urged the democrats to take away if they win the senate okay now bought and has pasta to sydney electoral college. Votes needed to win the white house now given that it's very hard to prove widespread electoral fraud pat. Why want trump just accept defeat. Here's trump is demanding that he be allowed to play out last play of the deal. Because i think he feels he has been treated horribly by the democrats and the liberals in the press and he's not gonna do them a favour. He's got a right to make sure. The counselor made and certain things happen by certain dates. He's not going to speed up the transition. It's not gonna be a pleasant transition at all. He's going to treat them the way they felt. They treated him when he came in with the russia investigation and all the rest of it. So i think what you're getting is. Trump is looking at upon this if it succeeds is a hostile takeover of the government of the united states. And he is acting to resisted with every legal constitutional weapon. He has so it's This is not a cordial country power at all. Okay but with dany. Before the nineteen sixty presidential election between richard nixon and john f kennedy. That was very taught. There was a lot of speculation about electoral fraud in texas and illinois. And that of course benefited. The democrats won that election now. Apologies for the very scratchy. Sound quality of these vintage news report from sixty years ago. but he's nixon. Your boss pat here. He is at four. Am at republican headquarters. After the election conceding. Defeat to and and results shows come in if the present trend continues If mr kennedy and senator kennedy will be the next president of the united states senators kennedy now. And i want you know that. Certainly this trend has continued and he does become our next president that he will have my. That's richard nixon conceding. Defeat john f. kennedy in nineteen sixty pat buchanan. Why can't trump do a nixon accept defeat graciously that at four am gathering. My wife was present. She worked for richard nixon and the nineteen sixty campaign and travel. The country would and the point is that was a different time in a different country. That america's today america's bitterly divided and one of the contributing factors is the is the belief correct in my view that donald trump was denied. Not only a good transition but donald trump was investigated by the fbi and during the transition. They went after his state of the fbi did and they had a two year investigation beach. Kim they try to defeat him then they tried to overthrow him. And i think trump feels this and he says i established nothing. They can go. I mean they can go too far as i'm concerned and we're going to run this old way out and make sure every ballot is counted and all the towns are accurate. And whether or not we're going to go to court and exercise our rights and we're not going to pretend otherwise that this is a pleasant for easy transfer of power this was a hostile takeover and trump's view. I mean they're campaign run against him former first lady. Michelle obama is already talking about the house and he could and racism and the rest endemic pain in what he come folks voted for. So i think look you gotta divided country and there's no sense pretending otherwise and trump is not gonna gauge any pretense.
A record number of women will serve in Congress
"Of uncertainty followed Tuesday's vote. One thing definitely stood out, and that is a record number of GOP women who have been voted into congressional seats. Let's get into it. With our own Rebecca Greenfield. She wrote the story. She leads diversity coverage here at Bloomberg. She joins us on the phone, as does Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Jill Weber. She he's on the Axis line in Brooklyn. So let's set it off. Set it up with you. I mean, there's obviously we're focusing on the outcome. But there again a lot of moving parts to this tons of other storylines and the blue wave. There was so much anticipation of And it remains to be determined if that will end up taking it out. Maybe, but regardless of that there was something of a red fortress. And the most dramatic part to me with this note that you know Rebecca hit in her story about the number of GOP women in Congress actually reaching a record. How significant was that, Rebecca? Because, you know, the other thing that you're saying here is that they had very little GOP official support. Yeah, I would say was, you know many way I don't want to overstate what happened. Republicans. The men will have 32 members heading to converse, at least as of me right now, Alfa enough that they're a record number of women heading to Congress this year, which I think The huge storyline in the mid term, But nobody seems to be backing out now, so there is a record number of women both party like together the parties, But yet the GOP just have much left gender diversity is on the Democrats. D'oh. Andi, so their record breaking number as much smaller, but they didn't break the record that cycle, and I do think that is notable.
Trump alleges 'fraud' in speech without offering evidence
"Race is still too close to call waiting for numbers from Alaska, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. President Trump claiming that if legal votes are counted, he's the easy winner and the policies got it knowingly wrong. They got it knowingly wrong. We had polls. It was so ridiculous and everybody knew it. At the time. There was no blue wave that they predicted the president claiming fraud among Democratic election officials in cities like Philadelphia and Detroit. As well as voter suppression and ballot tampering. Earlier today,
Trump sues in 3 states, laying ground for contesting outcome
"Pennsylvania republicans want to take the secretary of state out president. Trump's team is creating an all-star legal bench and colorado wrote a blue wave on tuesday pennsylvania. Senate republican leaders wednesday called on secretary of state. Kathy book varta resign immediately given her role in the state's electoral mayhem twice in the last couple of days. A secretary of state has fundamentally altered. The manner in which pennsylvania's election is being conducted the constantly changing guidance. She's delivered to counties not only directly contradicts the election code language that she sworn to uphold but it also conflicts her own litigation statements and decisions of both the pennsylvania supreme court and the united states supreme court. The secretary told the. Us supreme court on october twenty eight that ballots received after eight pm on november third would be segregated but then she changed the rules on november first and directed counties to canvases ballots as soon as possible. Well in some counties. It's not possible to both segregate and canvas ballots as directed this directive leaves open the possibility that timely votes will be co mingled with votes received after eight pm on election day. Despite the fact that the votes remain the subject of litigation before the united states supreme court president trump won forty five percent of the latino vote in florida which is largely responsible for him. Winning the state on election day in all trump won florida by only three percentage points. It's mark than his one point. Two percentage point margin in the last presidential election in two thousand sixteen trump won an impressive thirty five percent of latino votes to win the state. Many of which came from miami dade that region provided trump seventy five percent of his net. Vote again
U.S. stocks close sharply higher as markets look beyond Election Day
"This election that is going down to the wire with Joe Biden looking like he may be just about ready to pick up that that victory. Or ring that victory bell. I guess I'm trying to say Doug is really affecting the markets. I wanna get right back to you to talk about stocks today and we're seeing now is this carries over to Asia right? And the fact that this blue wave that everybody was talking about last week failed to materialize, and it looks as though it least at this point that we're going to get A Democrat, Republican controlled Senate. And if you're right, Kathleen, and at this point, you're probably close to being right. If you look at what the data is saying so far on a Biden presidency It yields divided government right and that's a good scenario for the market is one thing that it does. It's reduces the chance that we're going to get any rollback in corporate taxes. At the same time, it kind of reduces the bet for a massive stimulus program. And if you're a fiscal hawk, this is good for you. And if you're the bond market than you have to take out that reflation trade, which is what we saw today, the yield on the 10 year falling 12 basis points and if you go back to, I think where we were in the last 24 hours on the 10 year. A 20 basis point moved from the high to the low. That's like the Fed cutting rates by a quarter point nearly right now in the Tokyo session where it's 75 basis points, we had a rally in US equities today, the S and P up 2.2%. Let's pivot to Asia very quickly. The Nikkei higher by 1%. Right now, we are also seeing much stronger. Japanese CNET 10 for 30 against the dollar The G bone bank Japan, October Services. PM I above the number that we saw in September. The current reading 47.7 and you look at the composite PM I also up from the September reading. The current reading at 48 W T I crude oil showing some weakness here at 38 70. So Kathleen, There is a lot going on my favorite
"blue wave" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"I wish we weren't talking about the electoral college right now. Are one step closer to try to do away with it though. It still has a long way to go. a bill. remind me which ones were you keeping an eye on. I was mostly looking at california's proposition. Sixteen which was designed to restore affirmative action And race based preferences in Decisions about admission to public colleges public contracts in public jobs. And it's it's striking you know. This thing passed in nineteen ninety six in the numbers now and they may change but i think only slightly show that even as california has become more blue more racially diverse it. It rejected this racial preferences by bigger majority brigham margin than they did in one thousand nine hundred ninety six and went out there so i think this is. This is a big blow against identity politics because it means it could. what was the margin against donald trump. I mean this is not republican territory. Republicans and say asians couldn't defeat this had to have a lot of democrats and liberals secretly supporting it. I was in particular watching the ranked choice voting Ballot initiatives were up in massachusetts and in alaska. Which would've changed around the traditional methods that We we vote by which you know. The person with the most votes wins on the first ballot And replaced it with a much more confusing grid like system in which basically computers do a lot of the analysis in the end And it results in usually lower turn out and sometimes some pretty hinky results so those appear to have lost in both massachusetts and alaska so that that's a victory for voters out there. all right. thank you came in bill. Thank you for listening. We'll be back later this week. With another edition of potomac watch..
"blue wave" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"So the upshot here. Bill may be that if president goes into the white house Nobody for at least two years. We'll have to care what he thinks about packing right. Yeah i mean mitch. Mcconnell is a master of using his powers in the senate Especially when his party is out of the white house and it could frustrate a lot of thing. I mean nancy. Pelosi always talks about the senate as the place that democratic legislation goes to die. So you know the worst case i think. Republicans were facing was for trump to lose democrats to keep the house and then retake the senate and then they could run the table but a republican senate even with thin majority When if mitch. Mcconnell is the majority leader it changes a lot. He will be able to block a lot. Look the senate job. It's basically designed to be a check to block things in many ways so that means as usual in american politics we haven't got one of the other extreme we've got some kind of messy thing in the middle and that's going to be interesting dynamic. I noticed on the house side. Also the republicans have done better We may pick up ten seats. I think i noticed that One of the bellwether races connor lamb and pennsylvania who is the poster boy for democratic moderates. Looks like he's behind sean. Parnell the republican in western. pa It seems to me that one of the biggest casualties of this may be any any moderate. Democrats I think the left is feeling various. Cendant and they may not win majorities. But i think in their party They'll win and they may squeeze out they make it harder for democratic president by squeezing out The more moderate members in the house and senate and then one side. No kim on a couple. Those resounding victories that you mentioned by lindsey graham and south carolina mitch mcconnell One thing that's interesting to note. Is that the democratic candidates in those states spent a ton of money. I mean perhaps perhaps democratic donors were deceived by the polls into thinking that that those were competitive but it certainly looks like not not a good use of that those campaign funds. In retrospect expect a lot of finger pointing among democrats on that. And i think that this is one of the casualties of of that polling establishment. That got so many things wrong. Maybe democrat sue. But look i mean michael. Bloomberg poured one hundred million dollars into florida To beat donald trump and you know what trump won by more than three percent It there was seventy five million dollars in kentucky. Spent to try to get. Amy mcgrath elected and mitch mcconnell. The last time..
"blue wave" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"And then maybe there's a legislative changes but it will be a big tussle between federal and state authorities. I mean the general ruling is you know the the The federal government kind of gets to set the the the the generals. You know what you can do. And the state legislatures are assigned the role of the. How how we're gonna do it in our state and we'll see if this is a change. I would hope that if it has changed it has changed through legislatures again and not just ordered by the courts. I think by the court punting on that in this day they've invited afar stickier case. You know they don't want to be involved in politics. It's going to be inevitable and it's going to be for higher stakes when they do. So i i do see just a mess ahead moving on to look at some of the senate races if if you assume that joe biden has a wider path to the white house at this point Which looks the case to me. Then as we have discussed previously a lot of what the next two years will look like depends on whether republicans keep or lose the senate and kim. I don't think they were favored to keep it by the pollsters but How are things looking right now. Yeah if you're mitch mcconnell you are. I think feeling pretty confident now. Mostly because mitch. Mcconnell won his race by a stunning margin. And don't forget that Just a month ago. We were being warned by all those posters and democrats that republicans were in so much trouble. That mcconnell seat was at risk lindsey. Graham seat in south carolina was at risk john. Cornyn seat in texas was at risk None of that was the case. They all one decisively but in addition to that it looks as though the bad news for republicans. Is that Cory gardner in colorado definitely lost I would note that it looks as though he over performed How the president did in the state but that state is simply just gone so blue at this point that it's very tough for a republican And that's pretty clear Democrats are Rather i should say the media have called arizona Four mark kelly. Who and saying that martha mcsally. The republican is lost. She is disputing that We will see if those vote totals changed all as they continue to do that. Vote and numbers change just as the president's campaign is hoping but but on the good news on republicans they picked up that seat in alabama Tommy to reveal one against doug jones joni ernst in iowa. One pretty definite victory Thom tillis in north carolina is claiming victory in the numbers so far seemed to hold him with that Steve daines of montana one And then it looks izzo in in georgia you will at at at best have Perdue winning outright at worse going to a special and or a runoff and same with the other georgia see so where this stands at the moment is basically republicans are one down and Oh and i forgot maine's susan collins who is currently notching up pretty impressive victory But there are still votes Discounted so the point is is there about one down than where they were and they'd have to have a a really bad run to end up losing the the senate. I don't see how they do that..
Don't expect a call in the presidential race anytime soon as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin process votes
"Election is hanging in the balance, with the outcome dependent on a handful of battleground states, where the results may not be known for days. President Trump has just said that as far as he is concerned, he has won the vote on any attempts to frustrate that victory would be taken to the Supreme Court. He presented no evidence for his claim. This is a major fraud in our nation. We want The law to be used in a proper manner. So we'll be going to the U. S. Supreme Court. We want to all voting to stop. We don't want them to find any ballot, said Four o'clock in the morning and add them to the list. OK, it's It's a very sad It's a very sad moment. To me. This is a very sad moment and We will win this and a CE. Far as I'm concerned. We already have. Mr. Trump hailed his victories in Florida, Ohio and Texas as triumphs and predicted further success in Georgia and North Carolina. He also hinted Pennsylvania would fall to him. Mr Trump's challenger, Joe Biden could still take Arizona on crucial states such as Wisconsin and Michigan in the Midwest. Speaking to supporters, Mr Biden said he still believed he was on track to win the election wouldn't be over until every vote had been counted. You know, we could know the results as early as tomorrow morning, but it may take a little longer. As I've said all along. It's not my place or Donald Trump's place to declare who's won this election. That's the decision of the American people, But I'm optimistic about this outcome. Of the election Now on a knife edge, John. So Opal reports from the White House. America seems to be heading towards a nightmare scenario where, after a divisive campaign, it could still be days or weeks before the country knows who's won its presidential election. A blue wave that Democrats had hoped for failed to materialize. And it all looks on a knife edge. All seems to hinge on the old rust belt states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Those states have not declared on final results may not come until Friday, and then there's the possibility of legal challenges. This election has resolved nothing so far on North
Democrats are expected to retain control of the House, but there are still races to watch tonight
"At this point, there has been no net change in the balance of the US Senate and to talk about that. We're joined by NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis. I su Hey, Ari. Let's take a broad look at the Senate map. Tonight. Republicans have held a few key seats. The Democrats are still hoping to win back in some cases, in some cases that has escaped their grasp tonight. What's the landscape is you see it now? Well, I think it looks like the path to the Democrats. Flipping control of the Senate is getting narrower. And now as the night goes on, Republicans holding onto seats in Texas and Kansas and Lindsey Graham winning reelection in South Carolina. These were always sort of reacher Democratic seats, But we were looking to them a signs of, you know, maybe this would be a big blue wave night. I think we're seeing enough results coming in that We do not believe this is going to be a big blue wave night. Certainly not down the ballots, so The path for Democrats to win a majority is just getting more difficult. We're still looking and waiting for results in Arizona, where Democrats expect to flip a seat there, and in Maine, where incumbent Senator Susan Collins has had probably her toughest reelection yet, but again, even with those two seats, that might not be enough to get Democrats where they need to be at also know we've been watching North Carolina really closely all night. Largely seen as a bellwether state for how the Senate would go Republican incumbent Thom Tillis is leading there. The Associated Press has not called the race. But Republicans I'm talking to tonight feel pretty good at their chances of holding on to a Senate majority, albeit with fewer seats and explain why that matters what the difference is between if we imagine that Biden wins the presidency, which we certainly don't know, But what is the difference between A Democratic president with a democratically controlled Congress and a Democratic president with a Republican controlled Congress. Well, I think what's interesting is if Republicans do retain control of the Senate. In some ways, it will be a status quo on Capitol Hill. We're looking at still split control of Congress. Democrats are still heavily favored toe hold their majority in the house. There's no reason to doubt that will happen, so whoever the next president is, but whether it be Donald Trump or Joe Biden They're likely to be facing a divided Congress. And what is the lesson? Bin of the past decade of divided government is that it's a recipe for gridlock and for a confrontation, and if that is the outcome of this election, I think the idea that we're going to see big sweeping legislative change becomes less and less likely, and on the House side. I interviewed Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday and she was optimistic about Democrats picking up seats tonight so far. Republicans have won a couple of seats they have and they have, and I think that's one of the things I'm looking at. That suggests that this sort of down ballot activity we're seeing is evidence that we're not going to see a big, dramatic Democratic wave tonight. Democrats still forecast to pick up digits seats in the single digits. But you know forecasters, we're going into the night saying they could pick up a CZ. Many is 15 to 20. That seems really unlikely. And we are seeing Democrats losing in some places to Democratic incumbents have already lost in Florida and South Florida, where the party took a bit of a weapon. Tonight. There's Democrats in New York. Max Rose, who was a freshman Democrat who won in the 2018 Democratic wave in a Staten Island district, a district very friendly to Donald Trump. He's down in the polls right now, but That race hasn't been officially called yet either Bellwether races in Virginia, you know, Republican incumbents have been winning their Arkansas so it is definitely not the terrible night that a lot of house Republicans were braced for. And if anything, I think I hear much more optimism coming from Republican strategist and Democrats at this hour, one race that is getting national attention, not because it was competitive, but because of the person who wanted Marjorie Taylor Greene. Somebody who has Made racist statements supported the conspiracy theory Q and on and is now headed to Congress. She is, and I would also note that in one of the Georgia Senate races tonight, Kelly Leffler Well, we can't say she won the runoff because it hasn't been declared. But her conservative opponent, Doug Collins, could seated the race to her, which means she will be the Republican likely going to a runoff in January, and she courted Marjorie Greens endorsement in the Senate race, and I think that speaks to sort of The influence the rising influence that someone like Marjorie Green and her views have inside the Republican Party to The Associated Press is actually just called the Georgia Senate going to run off with you as you were speaking.
Democrats and GOP each pick up a Senate seat
"Lot of eyes around the White House race, and they are, but that is not the only race tonight that will affect what goes on in Washington. In the coming years. The BBC sherry small keeping an eye on the Senate, sherry Good. Good evening Been Democrats trying to flip the GOP controlled Senate 35 seats up for election twice a CZ many Republicans a seats up for election than Democratic seats, according to the AP. So far, they're eight wins for Republican seven seats going to Democrats. Among those Democratic winds include three New England senators. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey. No surprise there also no surprise for New Hampshire incumbent Senator Jeanne Shaheen and incumbent Senator John Reed of Rhode Island. But these early numbers what they don't include are about a dozen highly watched tight races where the seats could flip. That includes up in Maine. Incumbent Senator Republican Susan Collins is being challenged by Democrat Sara Gideon, now in the House, current Democrat controlled House. I should say Republicans, they're trying to win back. Some of those seats that they lost black back in that blue wave of the 2018 mid term election right now, looking at the AP map. We're seeing 40 seats in the house so far. Going to Republicans and 70 seats so far going to excuse me reverse at 41 seats going Tio Democrats 70 seats so far going Tio Republicans in the early numbers that have come in, we'll keep an
It's Election Day. Take a breath. Here's what to expect.
"Politics. And this landscape in particular, Wendy Schiller joins us. She of Brown University, of course on a friend to the program, and Teo Is the station with the chair of political science again at Brown University. Wendy, What is your base case? No. I just get right to it. I think here's what I think will will know from some congressional races, I think, signaling earlier than even the presidential races. We know that there's a lot of people who are elected in 2018 in what we call competitive swing district like Virginia, for example. Leave Illinois. We have a couple of races in Texas that look really tight and are surprisingly competitive. We have a couple of Minnesota, you know if things start to swing in congressional district sooner. For the Democrats. Then you start to think, Okay, maybe buy will have a very good night. But, you know, we'll know about Florida will know about North Carolina will know about Arizona, and we'll know about Georgia, probably, but before midnight tonight, and if all of those swing for Trump If Trump looks really healthy in those states and looks like he could win, then I think things get very, very dicey for Biden, so that's a big sort of vomit or buying only when one of those states You know, one of those four states or look like he's in the lead in a considerable lead in one of those states for him, that sort of have a more relaxed night. But if he if Trump wins, all of Omar looks like he's going to win all of them, I think that that tells us that this sort of blue wave we thought might emerge isn't going to emerge the same way. So, Professor. How do you think the Senate will shake out is there in fact, you know the market's kind of suggesting here today that a blue wave may in fact be in the cards? How do you think that might go in the Senate? That that that's a great question, Paul because you think about the Senate, and you think you know Mitch McConnell is totally immune. This time, you would have thought if there's a big blue wave. You know, The guy has really been the poster boy for the campaign against the Republicans controlling the Senator Mitch McConnell. He's goingto probably breeze to reelection, some a little suspicious of that big blue way for the Senate. Iowa looks neck and neck. You know, we had a recent poll. That's very credible that looks like Joni Ernst can pull it out and stay. You know if Cal Cunningham can win in North Carolina That suggests probably that the Democrats might get 51. If they can win Maine as well. Probably away in Arizona. Probably gonna win Colorado and lose Alabama, so they're looking at probably minimally a 51 49 Republican, or 50, 50 51 49 Democrats. So I think that's where they you know, we don't know. And I think that's where North Carolina becomes so important, even even if we don't know by Trump. You know, it's Cal Cunningham looks like he's really gonna win that race that suggest better things. The Democrats across the board for the Senate Say some of that again. When do you say Arizona is definitely going to go Democrat Texas? What did you say about Texas? And then also, I think, Arizona for Mark Kelly. I think he's been polling very consistently ahead of Martha makes alley. But you can imagine, let's say people voting for more. Kelly, a former astronaut. You know and not voting for Joe Biden. You know, voting for Kelly because they want him over more than Sally and they voted for Trump in Arizona. You didn't see the Democrats winning Senate in Arizona but not winning the presidential race. Then Texas is, you know, shocking right? The turnout in Texas has been absolutely shocking. And but it looks like John Cornyn comfortably ahead of head guard that the challenger there, But I think the issue is that Trump is only basically one point ahead in Texas, which is just you know, if you think about politics, just stunning. Same with Georgia. George will be interesting because it does not get 50% or more against us off. Then you've got to run off elections in Georgia in January, and I think that's really going to be some interesting voting dynamics, so it's possible the Senate Democrats could ultimately end up with a 51 of 52 majority, but I still think it's a bit of a long shot. So Professor if the presidential election becomes contested, what is your kind of base case for how it may play out? I think we could be faced with an unprecedented historic situation. I think you know if we have a tie, for example, if in the Electoral College in December's actually a tie, it goes to the newly elected house, which is expected Thio more Democratic. However, the Republicans still control more votes in state delegations than the Democrats, and that's Probably isn't going to change so you could conceivably have literally the house electing a re electing President Trump but in the Senate. If it's 51 49 with the new Senate and its new Democrats, then they may like Tomahawk. Advice. I mean, really, quite stunning. It's really stunning thing. So I think so many things have changed already in 2020 weather, Trump gets reelected or not, is obviously monumental. But even if he gets reelected, I think the Democrats have shown they know how to mobilize voters, and I think they've shown some of these states have changed a lot in terms of demographics, and they are going to be more competitive, moving forward. Which changes the nature of politics going to 2022. If we know that politicians look at the next election the minute this election is over, and so when we start to think about what the balance of power might be in the Senate house in 2022 these gains the Democrats appear to be making among voters in the states. Changes a lot of dynamics, which will probably change some of the policies coming out of Congress. Yeah, I mean, it's really the African American gold, right, Wendy and how much more of that will see? We're already seeing, you know, a lot more engagement. Yeah. So I think African American who has always been key in North Carolina and Georgia had about 64% African American turnout in 2016. It wasn't enough because those numbers were not hit in in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania among African American voters, and they, you know they may or may not get there. If they get there, I think Biden winds relatively easily. But what's interesting is suburban white women. Of all educational levels seem to be really vehemently at the moment against Trump in the polls, and it could be that instead of the black vote really being key in the Midwest, it ends up being white women. Which would be really interesting shift, you know, mirrors 2018 when white, the majority of white women voted for democratic candidates, But it would change the nature of the Democratic coalition. If that were the deciding factor, So that's what I'm looking for. I'm looking for turnout, particularly in particular counties in Michigan. Well, we still have. A lot of people are gonna vote in person and certainly in Pennsylvania when you were really out of time. But I am desperate to
The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays
"Vast fox sports radio networking glad you have chosen to spend A couple minutes with us and there is no debate. There is no debate where we begin this night, a radio the fall classic surfing the Blue Wave Cowabunga Dod's the Fall Classic, starting in a neutral site. Kind of on Tuesday night with Joe Buck every night, you get ajob of game and John Smalls calling the game on Fox. Did you watch? Maybe not will see that I don't imagine the ratings will be very good for this Thegame was lopsided in there's one team that has a fan base and another one that doesn't a national fan base for the Dodgers. Put on a pyrotechnics show. It was like the Fourth of July. Boom Bang Bam! The Dodger offense When Cody Bellenger Mookie Betts hit homeruns Clayton Kershaw mowing down Tampa haters like it was an April started Dodger Stadium on by the time The damage he'd done. Ella ended up spit roasting the raise 8 to 3 and Game one of the 2020 World Series for the Dodgers Get a leg up on the best of seven series now three wings away. From their first championship as a franchise since 1988 When Ronald Reagan was the president, Tommy Lasorda was waddling in the dugout and Kurt Gibson got wanted bat and hit a home run and is at all time legend because of that, as a Dodger, So let us discuss the question. What are your big takeaways? From Game one of the World Series, a domination situation for the Dodgers. So I've got the white whale hand grenades and Smurfs and we will tie all these things together. Now we talk about the World Series. Game one. You start with us. Accounts on Lee is just one game. It doesn't matter that much in the big picture. It's only one game. However. I'm going to disagree with that statement because the feeling that one gets watching Game one of the World Series from the Dodgers side of things. It's like hitting a two team parlay. It doesn't seem like a one win situation. Night, so don't undersell the importance of a game one win for Los Angeles and I'll tell you why. Because the Dodgers winning a Clayton Kershaw playoffs start As easy as a B C. 123. Is not something that happens very often, right. You feel like you dodged a bullet when you win a Kershaw game in the playoffs in a big play off game, Kershaw has been the dog with fleas in the postseason. And while many of my colleagues on television like to downplay Clayton Kershaw's missteps on radio, we don't do that We don't his World Series resume coming in. I would have him in the bread line. If that was his resume. What into an E? R. A of over five he had pitched in 26 2 3rd innings given up 16 earned runs. Over four starts in five games. But on this night, it reminded and voice in my head. It was Dick Stockton, who told me years ago stats tell you what has happened. They don't tell you what's going to happen. And that was a vintage regular season type of Kershaw performance. And you see that in a big play off game as often as you see a white whale swimming around the ocean, right? Clayton Kershaw got 38 swings. 19. Mrs. He had a whiff rate of 50%. Now the stat geeks tell us that that is the highest Of Clayton Kershaw's career, whether it be the postseason or the regular season that half the time it was S O matter, Miss. That is what's known as flexing your muscles, and it wasn't just Kershaw. Cody Bellenger, Mookie Betts. Max Muncy all had big days. The conga line kept moving. You keep pressure on your opponent 10 hits, they got seven walks. The Dodgers drew seven walks and, more importantly than that. They actually hit when they had runners in scoring position. They batted 3 57 on this day with runners in scoring position. They were five out of 14 follow the ways and is a key. You follow the wisdom often, American legend Will Rogers You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The Dodgers they made their first impression. Now you've got to back that up. You have backed that up in Game two in Game three, but you only played one game and the Dodgers the more talented team they didn't play down to their competition. They played like they were the superior opponent in this matchup. We certainly hope that continues were slightly biased on this now. Part B. If you would like to knit pick That's one of these. We get paid to do hear on the radio. Always to pick apart things in micro analyze. Dave Roberts fell back into some old analytical principles. We were hoping that his gut feeling managerial move. The other night would continue. It did not in this game, managing Clayton Kershaw. For Dave Roberts is like juggling hand grenades. One wrong move one wrong move and your head gets blown off. And I understand partially what Roberts is thinking. Because when I'm watching Clayton Kershaw, I'm thinking, OK, Here's where it all falls apart goes to hell right here, right. This is going to be the inning. It all goes to crap. In a playoff situation. But on this night Kershaw he was dealing He'd only thrown 78 pitches. Through six innings. And ah, very effective there. The Rays hitters were completely flummoxed against Kershaw as we gave you some of the numbers there of 50% with weight, and despite the Dodgers having a huge advantage there up eight tow one. They, Roberts Arbitrarily said. That's it. We're going to take you out of the game. I'd rather take you out of half inning. Too early, then a half inning too late. So that brought in Dillon Florio, who wasn't good and then and then Roberts panic because the Rays attempted the pin shit G may enjoy And so Roberts ran out of the dog and I got to make a change. I
Biden outperforming Trump in all key swing states, polls say
"Competing tonight for eyeballs. The candidates were supposed to have a debate. Instead, they're speaking at two different town hall forums on two different TV networks at the same time. President Trump There's pressure to persuade some voters to his side. That's underscored by a new NPR PBS NewsHour Marist poll out today, showing Biden jumping to a double digit lead nationally. NPR's senior political editor, Domenico Montanaro joins us now. Hey, Domenico Hales. All right, So we have been seeing the president slide in other polls since the first debate since his illness. What did our poll find here is very similar to other national polls. Biden is now up 54 to 43. That's the highest Biden has gotten in our poll since it began tracking the race in February. Trump notably has gotten has not gotten above 44% in any of those poles. And the president is running out of time, frankly, to turn things around. The thing that stands out in this poll is Biden now is actually narrowly winning white voters by a 51 to 47% margin. Trump one white voters by 20 points in 2016. If Biden were to get that high, it would be the highest recorded for any Democrat even since Jimmy Carter and that could indicate a very big blue wave building up and down the ballot. That's you know, big, of course, because Trump is still within striking distance in key swing states and those will decide the electoral college. We don't know how things are going to go over the next couple of weeks, but white voters are somethingto. Watch for Why Biden. Khun do well in those places. But Baba, But can we just remember for a moment? What happened in 2016? I mean, Hillary Clinton was up by what about 10 points at this point in the race? I guess what I'm wondering is how much should we be reading into this lead? Biden has in the polls right now. Sure. Well, you know the phrase out, believe it when I see it. Well, yeah, I see it, but I'll believe it. When it happens, Anything can happen here. And when you talk to Democrats, they're not satisfied with the poles. Many aren't even looking at them. And they want this election not to be close. So they're doing everything they can. To make that happen. You know, Clinton certainly had a significant lead at this point, not quite this wide, but that race tighten significantly in the final couple weeks. We have to remember, so that's something to watch. But they're really a few reason reasons why 2020 is not 2016 1st. There's been far less volatility in the polls. This time around, there are far fewer undecided voters are poll shows. Just 5% of people are persuadable, meaning people undecided or who could say they know they might change their minds? Third parties don't seem to be playing as much of a factor. And, frankly, surveys and are reporting are telling us that Biden is just better liked than Hillary Clinton overall, Huh? Okay, well, I want to
Key takeaways from election night — and they aren't good news for Sanders
"We want you there's a place in our campaign for each of you I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion we share a common goal and together will defeat Donald Trump with the few Michigan is a key midwestern swing states president trump won in twenty sixteen then in twenty eighteen a blue wave swept over the state now it's considered to be a bellwether of wear blue color white and African American voters clean we are solidly purple and that's why no one should ever take Michigan for granted the Great Lakes state helping the former vice president had his delegate lead while making the case he is the candidate to beat this more to come back to mind your campaign to come back for the soul of this nation this campaign is taking off and I believe we're going to do well from this point on the results of a blow to Bernie Sanders one Michigan's primary four years ago and hope to kick off the comeback we need to win every state in the country but the corona virus crisis threatened to upstage super Tuesday part two election workers sorted ballots wearing gloves and both candidates canceled their planned rallies with supporters the last thing the world we will ever want to do is put anybody in danger as the novel coronavirus impacts the United States both campaigns are taking action and see if they can lead in times of crisis as commander in chief but now Sanders is also trying to prove to the public his campaign has a
Explainer 147: What will House Democrats do with their newfound power?
"Tonight. I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. A new year, and you congress the same. Donald Trump two thousand nineteen is already looking like is going to be a confrontational year in US politics debate. If you will the extent the Blue Wave in November's midterms, but regardless the Democrats are back fresh-faced from the holiday break with newly acquired control of the capital's lower chamber, the house of representatives the looming question. What will they do? Then you potentcy on the hill. Every call you made every joy, you're not giving text you sent every conversation. You had made the difference between winning and losing in this election. Thanks to you. We owned the ground. Thanks to you. Tomorrow will be a new day in America before we get to carry away. It's worth noting a few points and clipping ever-so-slightly those wings firstly, the democratic majority is slightly less. Twenty one seats to be exact then the last time the party one house control a little over eight years ago. And they also remains the fact that the upper chamber the Senate remains firmly in Republican hands meaning the potential for legislation passed by the house to be quashed by Republican adversities is constant then the chance of internal fighting much has been made of the new makeup of the house, and whether the different factions within democratic ranks a pulling in different directions too much has arguably been made if this despite the election of a young. Unapologetically progressive set of legislators who have promised that constituents that they will hold their president to account and question, the old gods grip on politics. The houses makeup is certainly diverse with a Sadove at twenty three percent of the chamber now female two thousand and nineteen is the best showing today. Even if the US is quest for gender parity is lagging when compared to much of the rest of the world alongside two new native American legislators, congress now also includes its first elected Palestinian American woman. It was said Palestinian American a from Michigan Rashida to live who caused the newly in stored house speaker Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the aforementioned old God and back in the job for a second time to win slightly when she was cool too. Video addressing a crowd in a bar and promising love you and you win when your son looks at you and says, look you won bullies don't win. And I said, maybe they don't because we're going to go on their mother fucker. And that's the rotunda elephant in the room right there. What will Democrats do about the thing? They clearly itching to do Pelosi has been cool shis about the notion of impeachment saying that it was far from inevitable going fast, a cool it divisive and saying that would need to be a bipartisan agreement Pelosi who essentially struck a deal with her house colleagues in returning to the speakership by saying she wouldn't remain in power beyond four years is also clearly being pragmatic, although the house of representatives investigates and votes on grounds for impeachment. It's the Senate job to approve a trial, and it would need a two-thirds majority to remove the president from office something it didn't manage to achieve with Clinton for now, we can expect Democrats in the house to shine a light on some of the more unsavory aspects of. The Trump presidency today eight including family separations, and perhaps even using house committee. Subpoena powers to get the hands on Trump's tax returns. Something that would prove a protracted legal fight. Whatever the case, and despite the potential for fervent social media outburst from the new darling of the left. The Bronx is fledgling house member twenty nine year old Alexandria oak. Casio Cortes, Democrats are broadly. You know, heated that rural blue collar base has largely been wiped out by the Trump train, which simply put means few at conservative Democrats with the potential to thwart and gender in the house. If there's one thing the House Democrats seem universally agreed on it's an aversion to the president expect and on mighty bun fight then as this year progresses. No, president should pound the table in demand. He gets his way or else. The government shuts down hurting millions of Americans were treated as leverage as for the efficacy of that fight surely two years of this administration have taught you nor. To try and predict and sadly much of what we heard from President Trump's throughout this sense of shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice the president has chosen fear. We wanna start with the facts in New York, I'm at stock.
Pelosi on Trump spat: A 'tinkle contest with a skunk'
"Democratic congressional leaders emboldened by the term Blue Wave clashed over a border wall during an Oval Office meeting with President Trump house speaker designate Nancy Pelosi later compared it to a tinkle contest with skunk. Nancy? Would you like to say something the conversation begin pleasantly? But that changed quickly should not have become shutdown. President Trump insisted Democrats support funding for the border wall. Pelosi and Chuck Schumer refused to budge from their one point three billion dollar offer. We urge you to take out of its border security. Very good. By the end of the struggle. The president said he'd be proud to shut down the government. If we don't get what we want Schumer told reporters afterwards that he witnessed a presidential temper tantrum.
"blue wave" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"And that would be again away they would distinctive shows because one of the one of the messages, I would think of the non Bluewave Blue Wave is the people are tired of of Washington politics. So why would the Democrats now this enormous demonstration that they didn't get their own message? John. This isn't the beginning of this noise. We've heard this. This idea of challenging ANSI Pelosi quite a bit in the last couple years. Tim Ryan has talked a lot about the need for a new generation, but in generational terms in the democratic party's leadership. What are you put the odds, though, her not being speaker, low low? But look, I mean, the reality is Democratic Party has a cleavage is that our ideological and has Kluge is that are related identity Nancy Pelosi as Sheila, she is is she's a woman, she's also septuagenarian white woman and in a party, that's increasingly diverse increasing the younger by the day. This Blue Wave is still with an incredibly diverse cast, very young up and coming candidates. There were people who are concerned about the possibility that the way would not be that big. So there was talk about it in advance. A lot of candidates rast who are running whether they would support her if if they won some of them wanted to get on what they thought was the right side of history, which was to be in the vanguard of this new wave of democratic politicians now now she has delivered not just even despite all of the. Attacks on her back that she was the attack is Joe said by every Republican candidate the president. I had states everyone focuses on anti Pelosi. And yet the party has won this giant victory. And she's someone that a lot of democratic candidates owed their seats to she is a fundraising powerhouse. There is no one of the Democratic Party raises more money than ANSI Pelosi. That's part of the reason why the odds are low because there are a lot of sitting and a lot of newly elected Democratic Congress people who know that she provided for them. This election has provided for them in past elections, and we'll vied for them in future elections on top of all of that. She is a spectacularly disciplined tactic tactician. She knows how to run the house and the position she's in now given the size of this victory. And given what lays ahead and the kind of tackle this is necessary. She will face a challenge. But I think the likelihood that she's not the neck speaker for Democrats is before berry berry, low Willie. Just use a sporting analogy. Of course, this really would be like the Red Sox asking whether they were going to keep Alex Cora are not mere thinks he's completely botched the off-season fired or anything. Amir's tough. But but it really would again. The Democrats best performance since nineteen seventy four which of course, the Democrats were just coming off of Watergate and Richard Nixon's resignation like two or three months earlier. This is an extraordinary they end up with thirty eight thirty nine forty seats picked up and running the house of representatives has nothing to do with ideology. It has everything to do with competences borrow a phrase from Michael Dukakis, it's all about being confident and being tough and knowing how to keep your caucus together in very difficult times. And Pelosi's better better at that than than just about anyone certainly better than that than anybody in the Democratic Party right now. So why get rid of your Alex Cora after a championship season? And the other thing to say because of the her toughness that you just talked about there is that when she..
"blue wave" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"It'd be on the front row. That's disgusting. So let's keep that big of the Senate, please Mike has volunteers. He needs people. Make phone calls and postcards, so check out his website on how to volunteer. We're very close to a Blue Wave miracle Mississippi. So let's remember never underestimate the power of hard work. That's what got us. All this. The Blue Wave, of course, could have been even bigger there wasn't such a gerrymandered map. So let's turn to the recounts happening Gillam poll concession in it and Georgia. Stacey Abrams isn't giving up. She's fighting for a runoff, the recounts happening now in Florida and Georgia are not just recounts their movements. They're creating important political infrastructure to confront all the bassist attacks on our voting rights that have gone on those states for several years. So we need those movements to continue and their positives. Because those are pretty red states sort of courses swing state, and it's going to be critical and twenty twenty but there are transformations important ones happening on the ground. I'm so how do these transformations happen a young man in Kansas? So let's look at that his lesson of the miracle that happened in Kansas. So I'm going to read this by him on Twitter. His name is Davis Hammett, his Twitter bio has as a professional citizen. You works to do outreach for young voters, and he works as a queer co-creator equality house. And so this is the lesson. He shared for all of you who feel hopeless in red states, deeply red states or berry bruised purple states. Like excel as red state, Missouri had a very bad I on election night. So I hope this the story from Davis hammock gives you some hope because I'm reading this for you, Sarah. So he wrote year twenty thirteen I'm twenty two. Old queer who moves to Kansas to paint, a rainbow house across minute at Torius hate group. I realized the politicians here more dangerous than the hate group. However, the people seem nothing with the politics dominate I start to really like Kansas. My boss asked me when I'm coming back to New York since his project was supposed to only be a few months. I tell him. I think I live in Kansas now two thousand fourteen the most extreme right-wing one-sided government, and Kansas history is elected two thousand fifteen Brownback rescinds LGBTQ protections bags of order making it legal to fire and harass LGBTQ state workers, the Kansas government, increasingly uses prejudice scapegoating to distract from their failing economic experiment. In response. We organized the largest protests in many years, I get messages from gay state workers who are scared for their safety and future Kansas of very dark place in this moment. A Senator walks by me and the state house and softly mentions. How wrong the attacks on the LGBTQ community are? Two thousand sixteen I leave LGBTQ activism to to devote myself completely to voter registration and turnout. I'm convinced that if more young Kansas voted things would be different two thousand seventeen a third of the Kansas legislature is newly elected as a rebuke to Brownback the first week of session. They are greeted by over a thousand Kansas screaming whose house our house. We've United different groups under a Kansas people's agenda demanding change the legislature starts to turn things around activism is growing the Brownback experiment is repealed some random lady messages me saying she wants to talk about the future of Kansas. She's pretty great two thousand eighteen that random lady Shri, David's is elected the first LGBTQ congressperson from Kansas. She gives a victory speech surrounded by LGBTQ youth. I'm overwhelmed thinking back to how most of my life. I thought accepting my sexuality metaphor fitting my future the same night. Landed Woodard and Susan Ruis our elected the first LGBTQ Kansas state, representatives, two thousand nineteen the Senator who softly spoke words of solidarity to me in two thousand fifteen Laura Kelly is the governor and her first executive order is restoring LGBTQ protections to state workers nothing nothing..
"blue wave" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Has seized on. Was not the Blue Wave that a lot of people predicted picture, David, Gregory, the fact that there's this divided result. We've got divided government which is a very American reality situation voters were not divided this week. Most shows Democrats, it's that simple, but DC cliches can overwhelm simple facts. Like the cliche that American politics zig zags in presidential races. You've heard about that the idea that our electorate is a kind of a presidential pendulum, and we hear so many declare America is divided and centrist. America the country is divided. It has been in one hundred and fifty years into civil war. Whatever happens, whoever wins, whatever the people want. I don't think they're going to get because people are so frustrated in this country, but Americans have not been going back and forth when deciding which party should win the White House voters preferred a democrat for president in six of the last seven presidential races. Here's the popular vote margin. The ninety s big and blue with Clinton as president and the two thousand voters preferred gore than Bush did win the popular vote in oh four and voters preferred Obama twice in a row and preferred Clinton last election when Trump did win the electoral college, you see what you had up on the screen with all that blue. That's not a zig and Zach it's mostly Zik. This fact is staring us in the face. Even if it doesn't fit that DC pundit narrative, it's obviously also much bigger than Trump when the American public votes for president. It's not a center right country. More people pick Democrats most of the time and in the legislative branch, the senate's not a direct democracy, it is weighted towards small red states. Meanwhile, politicians have rigged the house they use gerrymandering. So they pick the voters instead of the voters picking them. Remember when the electorate went peak Barack and twenty twelve Americans voted to reelect him by about a four point margin. And they voted to back Democrats for congress by about one point two points. But those rigged gerrymandering gerrymandered districts overrule that big blue popular preference. You just saw and then the very politicians who rigged that outcome. Come out, and they claim they won popular support queue the self interested swampy pablum about. Yes. Divided government. The American people have spoken they re reelected, President Obama, and they've again, reelected Republican majority in the house of representatives that was twenty twelve and the American people did speak. They said they wanted Democrats to run the house instead they got bainer now. None of this changes. The practical fact that the GOP held the house in two thousand twelve under the rules when they got fewer votes or the Trump is president despite getting fewer votes, any lawyer can tell you if you control the rules, you're more likely to win. But when all these pundits and experts March across your screen, they aren't talking about who won. We already know that they are declare it what the people want what you want as voters, and what has a mandate and whether real America backs Trump or Clinton or bainer or Obama, and they're shaping what this system we live in perceives as possible. So why do fact free cliches about divided America endure? Well, a lot of people in clothing, those of us in the media. We live in. Side the rules of our politics. And it gets uncomfortable for some when we have to admit that this system in our constitution is not a democracy that the person who comes in second can end up running the country and the people who win more votes. Millions more votes. They go out and give speeches and get lectured about how to handle their loss gracefully when they actually one more support from voters, and this gap between what American's vote for and what the elected branches do this goes beyond candidates, take an example, we all know about that's relevant tonight nine out of ten Americans support gun background checks. The Senate rejects those checks because the senate's not responsive tonight on ten Americans. It's tilted towards tiny stakes now when that happens as a reality. You don't stand back and say, well, I guess the American people don't want background checks after all we must be center. Right. Anti background check nation. Golly. No. Obviously, the takeaway is the Senate does not reflect the public's view. It is blocking that. And if that's so clear, why do so many people act like Trump had more support in two thousand sixteen or bainer side one in two thousand twelve or this week's giant blue way..
The good and the bad - Democratic midterm results
"We started talking about wave of women nudity elected. Oh, I think it's a huge shift. And I think we'll see it it won't just be the year of the woman. I think the seeds of the decade the women were planted because not only did we elect women in a different kind of woman at the top. But we feel the pipeline with tons of women in state legislative races and county commission races and Agee's people that are running for Senate and president and governor for eight years from now we'll have won their first election last Tuesday. But what's so interesting? I think listening in we've had guests from based parties and also with different positions here on this show. It's not entirely clear who's supposed to be happy with the result. And who's supposed to be a bit disappointed. Yes. Particularly jealous. Help me out here. Well, I think the fat is hassle and having MJ for everyone. I mean, we accomplished our biggest goal which was to take that house and the singularly most important thing we also elected a number of governors, including in the three states that account for Donald Trump being president, Michigan Wisconsin, I'm his Vania. We laugh at eight by eight thousand votes, Donald Trump would not be president. If we had won those states, we elected democratic governors in all three of done democratic governors. Do you make a difference? So I think we accomplished that we also elected a record number of women and mobilized a female base. That's sad. Donald Trump lean in a way that no one else has ever done that we've ever seen in any midterm election democrat or Republican he mobilized the Trump voters, not just Republicans Trump voters. He worked hard to define the race. And did it for. Space. Not so successfully for swing voters, but he proved how formidable he is and how formidable he will be in twenty twenty. I it sounds like you gave him sort of more credit for thinking things through. Then a lot of this was sympathetic to the Democratic Party. Would I be right? Well, I think he's a brilliant strategist he understands its brand. And he understands how to create his reality show, and he understand and he's willing to play a very high risk Dacians role in that reality shows. So I think he's quite formidable letting his team has fight formative on would be very foolish to underestimate him. Because that's a great way for him to get reelected in twenty twenty that love to know, what it is that you think the democratic policy has to learn from these midterms unpack from the fact that Blue Wave became a-, depending on whether you're at Optima sto Oles so preps a series of blue splashes. I think the Blue Wave was more of a blue swell. And but I think it had that makings from the beginning. I think a lot of the press accounts were overstated that's sad. I think there are two things that we learned and saw more than learn in twenty teens one is we mobilize our base. They mobilized their this is the first time in a midterm election where both bases were mobilized. Secondly, the Democrats must get an economic message. Either the election we lost salary. The people who thought the economy was in good shape. And we were fifteen points behind the Republicans on the Konami we could make it through twenty eighteen like that. We will not win twenty twenty like that. The Democrats must get an economic news.
"blue wave" Discussed on Serious Inquiries Only
"And but what I guess how I thought. So what I thought was. Was that increased enthusiasm and that that reckoning that Democrats have had after two years, maybe Republicans will still come out, you know, and in my mind, again, this is all what I'm thinking. I'm thinking, okay. Republicans are gonna come out like they didn't twenty sixteen and they did come out they came out and voted they want. But if we up our numbers by any amount like any statistically significant amount. It doesn't take that much. Like if Republican state exactly the same in two thousand sixteen and we increased our voting numbers by like three percent that would be a massive difference. I'm pretty sure mathematically, it would make an incredible difference. I thought okay, that's why I had been positive on the Senate stuff. I thought that's that could happen. It could be that. You know, maybe they they make some gains. But Democrats are fired up. Now, I wasn't wrong. The Democrats were fired up Democrats came out and voted like just a shitload of them did. And I'm very proud of that good for. Are you Democrats young people still don't vote much, but they voted a lot more than they did before. And that's good progress. That's hard work. That's everybody knocked on doors and called you guys are awesome. That's everybody who donated to to certain organizations that were were doing that. That's what I did by the way because I wasn't as good about going out knocking doors. I donated money instead, I hope that helped hire more people. I I'm proud of that. I'm proud of you guys for doing that, you know, that that isn't accomplishment. It's amazing. But the disappointing part is not us like I'm not as disappointed in Democrats at all. I feel like I was more for twenties. Sixteen for twenty eight teen. I'm more just horrified at how well Republicans were able to rally because it's it's landslide number just massive ground swells of voting numbers. And then it turns out the the Blue Wave did have. Happen. But it ran into the red wall. Like somehow, I don't know how the fuck this works. But somehow despite having nothing good to fight for except fear of migrants and stuff Republicans were able to garner as much enthusiasm as Democrats were. I just I never would have thought that you know, like, I see again. Call me naive. I but seriously, how did they do it? How do Republicans gin up that much enthusiasm when they have fucking nothing? They don't have good candidates. They have just dog shit awful. Boobs of candidates just racist garbage, people that aren't even compelling. They're not even good races. They're not even like like well-spoken dynamic racist. Like, they're just shitty racists who aren't inspiring in any way. I think I think they're not even inspiring to Republicans. I genuinely think that I think Republicans. Just somehow they're able to to gin up so much fear of Democrats that that's all that matters. And now that is my new update of belief as a result of this. I know it's it's a two year process. Here of updating my beliefs now, I I am very worried about twenty twenty with Trump. But, but I have some optimism, and I'm gonna tell you why in a minute very worried, and then something I realized is made me a little more optimistic, but still work. However, that's my new updated belief. I I'm to the point by the way, where I I don't give a shit about the candidates anymore. I really don't I think we put way too much emphasis on candidates. I think that. We're if we were all rational, if Democrats were rational voters were rational, we would realize that we're kind of making it impossible on Democrats, fellow Democrats. I think and part of it is we lose our minds after we lose. And I don't blame us because it's horrible to lose specially twenty sixteen but we start going crazy about how bad Hillary was and blah, blah, blah. And all that. And every candidate isn't exactly perfect is like the worst, and they blew it. And they should've fucking one..
"blue wave" Discussed on Championship Drive
"Watching the reaction to the elections last night. Whether you know, whether you were pulling for red or for blue as we were making jokes at the top of the show. It just struck me. How immediately. There was not the rhetoric after as the results will coming in. There was no we're going to work together. They just all started fighting again and peration it slowdown long enough to get the results, then well, you know, any chance that it made it sound like any chance anybody would work together anymore right out the window. Right. My first operation or motive. I plan is an investigation. Okay. Great. Yeah. As passionate as we get about this sport. And and the passion is why we all do it. Right. I mean, people are so invested in it. That's why we have jobs, and that's why we do it because it's so much fun because it means so much to people but you play the game. And and when you lose then you okay, we lost. And we're going to get better. And you know, you don't really I mean some people root against the other team. But you don't just on more hatred form, you try to get better. And you come back the next year and do it again. And I just wish that that people thought that way. You know off the college football field as well. As on it. That's that's a good point. Yes. Much as we love our team in Hadar rival sports is nowhere close to as divisive politics right now. And it's just it's been that way for some time. And but but yeah, with you hope we. Hope that changes of the politics side that the sports side sports side are fine. A lot of talk. I'll end with this. A lot of talk about doing away with divisions. Heard it last night on the college football playoff top twenty five show seen it on Twitter. At folks, saying, hey, look at these garbage conference championship games. They're not going to be competitive. We need to do it. Like the big twelve. And have the best teams play. First off the reason it works in the big twelve is because they ten team league a nine game round, Robin. Everybody plays everybody. So if you wanna have every conference play ten have ten teams in it perfect that would work out. Well, you've got fourteen teams in the ACC fourteen teams in the SEC the SEC at ACC they play eight conference game. So how equitable can these schedules especially in the SEC with those permanent crossovers at least with divisions? Those within your division play majority of the same opponents. So it's a little more comparable. But Furthermore, if you took the two best team. Teams from each league. And did it this year? What would those conference champs, you gave us look like would they be a whole heck of a lot better in the SEC, Alabama, Georgia. So we've got that in the ACC right now, it's gonna be Clemson. And it looks like pit that doesn't look good. What's the alternative Clemson end? Maybe Clemson Syracuse. Syracuse loses day, they'll have at least three losses by then. And Syracuse already lost to Clemson. So I mean, maybe that's a little bit better. But Pac twelve Washington state in Utah's. What it looks like right now. It'd be Washington state took the two best teams the Cougars. Utah or or Washington you're looking at three or four loss team. Now, the big ten's the outlier Michigan. You know? You're gonna have Ohio State or Michigan versus northwestern. Not great. The alternate would be Michigan and Ohio State again that you're the same predicament is the big twelve and you'd be like, oh, well, that's a stupid idea. Why would the big ten do that? Now, they're going to be a chance and knocking each other out having to beat the team back to back weeks. So there's no perfect way to do it. You're gonna have years like this. They're not they're not going to get what he quits playoff quarterfinals every of the conference she she in..
"blue wave" Discussed on Championship Drive
"All remember that. You know, the guy came up with Tony Gonzalez, your mileage may differ. But Tony Gonzalez not only went was it. Terrific tight end. But he was a very good Pac twelve or at the time. Pac ten basketball player. I went and looked up his his stats. His junior year. He only played three years. He caught forty four passes for six hundred ninety nine yards and five touchdowns. Then went straight to. Play for the bears calbears basketball team average, six point eight points and four point five rebounds. I think he was like the sixth man, I'm not sure I don't think he came off the bench, but that's pretty good. And it's it also reminded me of when Donovan McNabb about the same time frame was playing quarterback at Syracuse and also was on the basketball team and he never played. And of course, we all know Jim boeheim only plays eight guys, and he's not one of the best guys and everybody's on behind the plane, so bam put him in one game and everybody figured out yokip. He's not one of the best guys last weirder. Donovan McNabb on the basketball court, but it's hard to do. And Tony Gonzalez as the guy thought of. That did it the best the post. Bo Jackson era does include Dion Sanders. Just wanna remind you that very good. Yeah baseball. Yeah. Maybe I'm wrong. That's. That's a that's a very good candidate. And what was the name of the the guy that played? Basketball Duke, and then he played quarterback at Syracuse. Remember that guy? One year. But Syracuse wasn't very good. Oh, greg. Poly whole come up with it. When the show Hollis. Yeah. Yes. Yep. Yeah. Don't forget about rusty Larue. Forgotten about. Most people have I'm assuming this question has everything to do with Cuyler Murray. I think he'll be up there. Pretty high on this list at the end of the season. Yeah. We all assume that that column calamari, we'll have a great professional career. And that will answer the question. But. Yeah. Shame on you for not mentioning Tibo. It's going to be a New York met someday. All right. Thanks so much for the men. And if you guys have questions, you make sure you guys and use the hashtag walk on getting knocked down on the football field makes you. Getting back up makes you tougher at Goodyear, we call that determination a willingness to put in more hours more reps and more heart to reach a bar. That's guy because the Goodyear blimp doesn't show up for just anybody. So don't be just anybody. Worthy. Hear more driven. The extra point. All right time now for one more point of conversation. Brad, you're up. I just want to take last night as an example of why love college football, and I'm not talking about that incredible production. That was the reveal of the the playoff standings in between the basketball games. I'm talking about the basketball games themselves the champions classic where we saw two top ten matchups. And by the way, what a way to open the season of any sport to top ten matchups. But what it underscored for me is how those games because of the nature of college basketball and the huge field that you get for the tournament. They didn't mean anything, and it was fun to watch the games weren't significant. And especially the second game where number four Duke beat number two Kentucky one eighteen to eighty four. And I would say in the grand scheme of things. That game meant absolutely no, maybe not apps almost nothing. And there's a very good chance. It will mean nothing when it comes to the selections in March as far as seeding for the tournament and hockey was not competitive, non the point is that if if you if any college football team went out there for one game and was beaten a soundly Kentucky was that would probably in itself. Kill any chance. They had of being in the last four teams, whereas for Kentucky that had absolutely zero impact on their chance to make the final four. And look, I think with basketball, it's obviously, it's a completely different thing. And that's fine. But the fact that every game means so much potentially. In college football is one of the reasons we love it and as much as people are calling for eighteen playoff and whatever else eighteen may go over..
"blue wave" Discussed on Championship Drive
"Now to answer questions that you have submitted using the hashtag walk odds. Josh macrey is not in. But the good news is to reconsider is what we got to Rica. I won this for you Brad from Muggsy niche at Mugsy niche, hashtag walk on can UCF afford a regular season loss and still be the group of five Representative assuming they win the AFC title game. If Fresno state and Utah state both went out going into the W WC title game. I would say no in that scenario where Fresno state, Utah state. It's guaranteed that one of them will finishes at one loss team. If you look at a lot of the metrics that are out there, and I'm just going to cite our FBI. But it's not the only ranking system out there that that believes that UCF is not the best group of five team. Fresno state is number eighteen in FBI. Utah state is twenty eight UCF is just a little bit behind that at thirty two. Now as long as they're undefeated UCF is going to get benefit of doubt. Not only are they undefeated for the second year in a row. Even though last year's not supposed to matter. But they had an impressive win over pit which very well may be the ACC coastal champs. So I'm fine with UCF getting that spot as long as they win. But if they lose specially with Fresno or Utah having a chance to enhance their resume greatly by beating the other one. I don't see how UCF would hang onto that group of five bid. Next at tiger fan in Tampa terrible. The coastal is in the ACC. Would you rather have an all-star coastal team play Clinton in the ACC g Clinton could still win? Yeah. ACC championship game bread. You were before. This question was asked trying to come up with. Okay. Who's your quarterback in the coastal? It's gotta be Daniel Jones. Right. Yeah. I was thinking so coast who I would come up with coast. You know? Coastal? Look out. Do you want better other you want better? Gimme the rest of the ACC with all star games. Give me ride Finley or even airi'q Dungy a quarterback. Gimme AJ Dylan at runabout Givi Kelvin Harmon wideout ferments, he stay give me Brian burns from Florida state on my defensive line. Gimme all the all stars from the rest of the ACC. And I will still take clips. I just don't look it's it's gotta be lopsided. It's just the way. It is right now the gap between Clemson and the rest of the ACC is substantial find out if that's actually true would Boston College host clips in this week. But reminds me the lebatardshow this week they had a poll question of would you take Alabama or an all star team of the best between Clemson Michigan and Notre Dame players. And the results were I would agree me babba the to my quarterback Bela. And it shows you how good Alabama's good clubs. It is with that. Previous question why they will likely meet for the national champion. Shift to Rica. Hey, we got a Dan Levitan reference on the show. That's pretty awesome. I've enjoyed him be discarded at J P Scarborough in the after Bo Jackson era was the best collegiate multi sport athlete you've seen with football. Of course, being one of the sports PS in his prime would've hosted four days in a row and made it sound. Wow..
"blue wave" Discussed on Championship Drive
"Where you have you have an easier way to explain away. Bam not getting in that you would Michigan. Not getting that way. You would in the way. You would explain it as you just say, listen. We don't officially have quarterfinals in in college football. But Georgia Alabama was a quarterfinal. And and we just can't in good conscience. Put Alabama head of of Michigan for all the reasons you just said, I mean, I think if they said that everybody would go. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. I get that forty nine states. They were forty nine and a half. That's right. That's right. You want to cause an uproar keep keep Michigan out and keep Alabama in after losing the Georgia. Just a couple more here. What if Alabama Clemson Notre Dame went out, Ohio State wins out with the big ten championship and West Virginia woods out what kind of alluded to this? I've in. But would you go West Virginia Ohio State for that final spot? If West Virginia wins out. So they would have to win. So we're saying that West Virginia would have beaten Oklahoma twice. Yes. Best case scenario for them. If they don't then it'd be probably state. Yeah. I would I would think West Virginia would get in. But I'm just thinking out loud. Yeah. Because Ohio State well, stay would have beaten at the end that would be a top five team and possibly an unranked team in West Virginia would have beaten the top five or sixteen and then a top ten or fifteen team. State in West Virginia. Both would have one at home. They're big games. And then a neutral site. I would think they would take West Virginia. Yeah. I I would side with that you go back to the loss that West Virginia had they were not competitive essentially at at Iowa State. So I wonder if the committee could kind of used as an excuse me, they didn't look very good at sixteen point loss their names. But but Brad kind of leader West Virginia, they're leaning. You know, what else is still on the table the thirteenth data point because West Virginia lost the game against NC state due to the hurricane. That's right. Ohio State would have one more game. And they haven't played that card and awhile, but it's still in their pocket. I can guarantee you doubt. What did you think about that would have been nice? And that's another reason why state might be ranked as high as they are. They've got to avoid West Virginia. Let me right point. Let me do one more here. And let's go with okay got to pay attention to this one. Brad. So Al Bama, Clemson. And Michigan went out. Notre Dame loses to SC. Okay. That's our only loss. They lose to SC Oklahoma and West Virginia split their two games. She got two loss conference champ. Who's the fourth teeth in that scenario? All right. So we have Alabama Clemson at Michigan issue. So it's down to Notre Dame and loss Notre Dame two loss. Big twelve champ. I'm I'm way got a two loss Georgia. I still think it's Notre Dame. You've got a one law zoo one zoo, one loss was oud now, of course, was also lost USC. Yeah. This is that might that. Washington state's path. I need Notre Dame to lose twice. Okay. Okay. Well, either that or they need other big ten big twelve the both have two losses. But yeah, I still think Notre Dame gets in that scenario. I think everything everything falls right for them. I mean, you can play this out and say what if what if Syracuse were to lose to Notre Dame? Let's get blown out by Notre Dame. And then they lose to be see in the last game. We talked about earlier, they're they're difficult closing schedule. It's possible that Notre Dame's only only opponent are only win all season over team. That's ranked by the committee at the end of the season is Michigan week want. Yeah. But I still I don't I don't put a two loss team in over them. I don't think wise zoo is going to get past it's non conference schedule. And and there's nothing left in the month in November for them to while people enough to get past who they played at the beginning of the year..
"blue wave" Discussed on Championship Drive
"But they are in the conversation for sure, and there's no reason that they shouldn't win all for those. What we're talking about? Basically how difficult it is to go undefeated. Syracuse Emeril loss to Clemson and overtime loss to cook. You brought up Utah state. They lost the first week to Michigan state by touchdown. And we thought oh what's wrong with Michigan state? Well, it's turns out nothing is wrong with Michigan state at all. But now that we've you know now that I've gotten through sort of Norring and and looking away and diminishing what you see has done. It's hard to go undefeated. And so maybe that should get some credit and NC state. They haven't finished in the top fifteen in the AP poll of more than fifteen years. Their highest ranking is is eleventh in the AP in the history of the program. And so yeah, you look at what they have left and what the Domino's could fall in front of them could have an ice ranking there at the end of the season. Let's do a little what if Wednesday here we kind of held off on this because you start doing what if in the month of October, you sound like an idiot because there's just so much. Much that that can happen. But now that that that November third weekend has been has been played. Now, it can kind of just decipher some big what if scenarios here, here's the one that that everybody is talking about tweeting about and everyone who mentions it believes, they're the first one to come up with it. But here here it is Clemson Michigan Notre Dame win out Georgia beats Bama and a close game in the national championship. Who is in? And who misses the cut Brad? All right. I'm going to go sixty forty in favor of Michigan. And where I think the the major variables are it's it's the eye test. The style points down the stretch if Alabama were to just absolutely role Mississippi State and Auburn leading in SEC championship game. And it ends up being a very close competitive loss to Georgia. Then I think there is some pressure on Michigan not just to win out. But I think they need to continue to look dominant and doing I'm not saying they need to win by three touchdowns in Columbus. But but I think that they'd have to crush northwestern is what you're saying that too. Yeah. Yeah. You're not going to sell people on the selection committee that you're better than Alabama. If you don't beat northwestern worse than you did the first time. Sure. So so, yeah, I do I do think that's that is the scenario this election committee. Absolutely does. Not want to see because I mean, look at how many people in that room in that scenario would believe that Notre Dame is better than Alabama. Right. I mean, not many if any, but but Vegas gonna bump Notre Dame out with an undefeated wreck. Brad, it Vegas would favor Alabama as a five being left out over every team that made the. Yeah. Even Georgia if they wind up again the next day. Yeah. What do you think there? Well, just thinking aloud so we're Suming Georgia gets in because they beat Alabama Clinton gets in because they're undefeated in assuming Georgia beats you know, wins out to that point. If they lose tech and beat Bama bama's at Georgia Tech George zone. Yeah. So Georgia's in clemson's, and if Notre Dame is undefeated than there and especially having Michigan. So it does come down to Michigan Alabama. And that would be. Yeah. I unless Georgia just made Alabama look ordinary. I don't see how Michigan. Would be voted in over Alabama. But if that if that were to happen Ivan, I just don't know how a committee even though you're charged with doing for best. I don't know how you leave out a Michigan team that goes on a twelve game win streak. Only losses to is to Notre Dame in the first week by touchdown and is playing an elite level defense assuming they continue to win at go into a high state and win that to me is the is the cherry out top..
"blue wave" Discussed on Championship Drive
"Time to come out of the tunnel on campus conversation. The biggest vote also went a little blue last night. Of course, talking about Michigan getting into the the top four, and we're all ESPN employees try to get excited about last night for me there. There wasn't anything to get too anxious. About is the the week two rankings were announced swell after week ten, but he gave it. I mean, the second rankings of the college football playoff selection committee. It's Alabama one. Clemson two Notre Dame three Michigan goes into the four spot Georgia five Oklahoma, six LSU, seven Washington state, eight West Virginia nine and Ohio State there at ten I'll go eleven through fifteen just for time purposes, Kentucky UCF Syracuse, NC state and Florida rounding out the top fifteen Brad what stuck out stood out to you in the in the rankings. Well, not that it has any significance in the grand scheme of things. But I'm very intrigue. By this scandalous, love affair that. The selection committee seems to have with the ACC Atlantic Division. I have no idea how Syracuse NC state in Boston College can be ranked as high as they are actually. That's not true. I do have an idea, and maybe we'll get later. But at first glance those teams seem to be way overrated to me. But there are a lot of overrated teams when you really start looking at it more closely this NC state went up seven spots after the win over Florida state. But then I it may come down to just two who else DEA rank at some point. I've in what stood out to you. Hear the rankings. Our surprised that West Virginia didn't do better after that victory on the road against the rank team thought they would move up higher and they didn't. And I thought LSU would fall lower and they didn't. I think I am forever. Befuddled at how the committee comes up with what the way it does. But that may just be me applying my watching the people for so long thinking to what the committee does which of course, as we all know is completely different. To rob Mullins. The selection committee share let's talk about a few of these teams. And let's start with LSU which was at number three got blown out twenty nine zip to Alabama and only dropped to number seven. Here's the selection committee chair on LSU. Well, obviously a lost to number one. Alabama was was was seen by the committee. But LSU does have the most wins against top twenty five ranked teams from this ranking this week, you know, they did be Auburn, Georgia and Mississippi State. So the committee way that heavily with their only losses being ala Bama and on the road to Florida. So with that strong defense still felt that they were a good team. Rob hall's last night on the college football playoff top twenty five show. I want to get your thoughts on on LSU. I actually liked LSU the pick of them being number seven. Maybe it's a show shade high. Maybe a couple of slots high. But brad. Left that stadium Saturday night thinking I'd still take LSU over Ohio State still take him over Kentucky. It's still take him over UCF. We're we're under the impression that Alabama might be the best team in history of western civilization. And if that's true, then how do you bludgeoned LSU forgetting beat by Alabama? I mean, this isn't Ohio State losing to produce by twenty nine. This is LSU losing to a great number one team by twenty nine. What do you think? LSU? Yeah, I'm kind of with you there, which is that when when you listen to the rationale for it. And also when you understand that the committee's rankings are not the same thing as defining the pecking order of the playoff race. In other words, just because LSU is ranked ahead of West Virginia, and Ohio State doesn't mean that they have a better chance to get into the playoff. Then those teams do and and very clearly they're they're saying that look those wins that we thought that LSU had that were so good going into last weekend. Those. Are still good wins. Just because they got blown out by Alabama doesn't change the fact that they've still accomplished more on the field and most teams have this season. So I'm okay with it. Even though at first glance LSU does not seem like a top ten team to me..
"blue wave" Discussed on Start Here
"Right after we wrapped live coverage here with ABC's chief, national affairs. Correspondent Tom yomas who should be the most exhausted person in the room? Right. You're jumping up and down to the screen that we're standing in front. I was working that board a lot. And you know, for more battleground districts, the ones we were watching the more than one hundred you know, you could see that break in the red wall where that so, you know, quote, unquote, Blue Wave happened, but eventually did, but then Republicans holding the Senate and picking up even more seats. And so, yeah, where did you see it? How did you see it unfold here? Oh, you're actually you're pressing buttons, man. Yeah. Yeah. There was some big surprises in Florida. We're still watching for down to the wire. There was a concession the governor's race with the Senate race. We're still watching. But, you know, racists, like, Indiana, Missouri. I mean, there started to be a domino effect in the Senate for Republicans on the flip side, the states. We did think we're we're going to turn blue some of those districts in in Pennsylvania in New Jersey and New York we started to see that and it happened. So for the Senate, then like you saw these starkly different things play out right with the house. Like, you said you had that blue. I don't know if you wanna call Blue Wave, but the Senate Republicans are feeling great. No, no, Republicans are feeling really good in a lot of those states, the president one and he won big and those voters came out, and they voted for the Republican and they stood by the president. And when you look at those states, and you open them up, and you look at the counties, you just see of red you see a little bit of blue around urban areas. And then you just see red county after red county, right? Tom yomas good job of here. Thank you. And we're going to take you around the country right now to experience some of those big moments as our team did our correspondents fanned out across the country. And remember now for all the high hopes among Democrats that they could turn red seats. Blue in the Senate Dem's had way more to lose here. Lots of them were up for reelection and one of the places that were really looking to hold was Indiana. And ABC news is projecting a significant loss for the Democrats. The so we're just seeing this projection of Indiana, huge win for Republican Mike Brown over the incumbent democrat, Joe Donnelly ABC's Linsey Davis has been following this race Lindsey where are you? So I am at the democratic headquarters in Indiana, where people really haven't reacted so much. They're kind of watching the projections. Come in. They're still looking for hope elsewhere in the country that that the blue here can be happy about him in because it seemed at one time that this is going to be a nail biter that this was going to be a close call. Well in a long night, and certainly lots of disappointment I suppose that we should have been able to kind of read the tea leaves when about a week ago, the Indiana Democrat started buying Facebook ads bolstering the libertarian candidate. When that became their strategy, basically hoping that they could split the Republican vote and perhaps win that way. But one thing that I thought was really interesting Brad is that the preliminary pools showed that fifty three percent of Hoosier said that Joe Donnelly's vote against the pre court Justice. Brad Kavanagh was important in their vote. I asked the Senator shortly after we heard that did he think that was favorable for him or unfavorable. And he said, you know, what I really can't say. But I can't say that. I just did what I felt was right? And you know, this is something that's going to be analyzed in the days to come perhaps that may have been impart what caused him the election and a state like that that that President Trump has campaigned so hard on behalf of Mike Brown. He will be the next Senator from Indiana place. That blue seat. Hey lindsey. Thanks a lot. Thank you. Brad. And appoint right now is that Republicans will keep the Senate ABC news Ken project wants our hearing that the public will hold onto the Senate. But over in the house, we're beginning to see Democrats make some of those pickups that they were hoping for let's go to Pennsylvania where ABC's Eva pilgrim is standing by..
"blue wave" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"With the Blue Wave. Vicky WTO West Palm Beach with your six o'clock update on Curtis. Good morning on this Wednesday. President Trump travels North Carolina today to visit areas where hurricane Florence and its aftermath have done. Some of the worst damage Air Force One is set to land at the Marine Corps air station, cherry point, not far from new Bern. Ten foot storm surges swamped parts of new Bern and other areas in north and South Carolina a woman accusing the supreme court nominee Brett cavenaugh of sexual assault. Once the FBI investigation to take place before she does devise in any Senate hearing on the allegations in a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary committee chairman Chuck Grassley, Christine Blasi Ford's lawyer says a proper investigation will ensure the facts and witnesses are assessed in a nonpartisan manner. Ford claims Cavanaugh held her down and groped her when they were both teenagers cavenaugh has denied the allegations and says he will cooperate in a Senate hearing next Monday. Brian shook NBC News Radio. Eight fifty W F C L will hold a panel discussion tomorrow morning on sexual harassment and abuse. And what to do if you believe you are Benedicta or are victim. Or if you believe you've been wrongly accused that's tomorrow morning at nine zero five if b I in Justice department are holding off on a Trump order to release documents about the Russia probe. President Trump has demanded the immediate declassification of sensitive materials about the probe of Russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen election agencies responsible for those materials, however are expected to propose reductions that would keep some information secret plastic surgeon who is a Bravo reality TV star is female friend facing rape charges in California. The Orange County district attorney says that there may be more victims of Dr grant Robichaud out there, and he wants to hear from them you're conscious decisions to party with these defendants or with anybody using.
"blue wave" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"And yet I was watching a program on FOX other day. In the anchor said, is there going to be a red wave? And like obviously, we know the answer is no, don't we? I thought possible. The first thing is I'm not sure exactly what red wave visually kind of looks like. I think of the movie Bruce almighty where Jim Carrey's character parts is like minestrone soup, and there is red waves coming up almost as a parting of the Red Sea. I think that the question, if let's say Republicans end up holding the house which is possibility and they gain a seat or two in the Senate, which is possibly given the map would down from Paul that red wave. He may very well do that. But to me a wave election is where your party gains a lot of seats in the house of representatives. And that seems very ludicrous on the Republican side of the, I'll. It's almost a short at this point that Democrats will gain seats. It's just a matter of how many they gained gain ten of the game fifteen to twenty five thirty thirty five. And right now as an analyst. And if you pretty much ask anyone else who looks at these numbers, honestly, the chances are that it's more likely to end up the Democrats control the house come after November than not. And so Blue Wave is at least a possibility if not a probability. In other words, journalists who treat the idea of a red wave as just as possible as blue. That's you know, it's just not accurate fair. It's not fair. It's not accurate. I would almost call it. You know, both side or 'isms verse right rolling. It's, you know, just because you know anything could happen. No, actually, no there. There is a range of possibilities. There's a, of course, there's always a range of possibilities of what could occur. But the question is which of the more likely in that range of possibilities and the idea that Republicans could somehow gain seats in the house while I'm certain in some universe that we pop up and you know, it's like Zoro, Jerry and Elaine has those different friends than she would in the actual real universe. That's a possibility. It's just not really much probability. Ninety thing close to it. I'm looking at a headline on YouTube from NBC. It says is a Blue Wave coming for Democrats in the midterms. And I guess the the point you are trying to make is that's the wrong headline. The right line is how big will the wave be? Yes, that is the more interesting story of this. I think that's correct. And obviously it comes down to your dictionary definition of what a wave is, but Democrats will almost certainly pick up seats in this midterm election. It's just how many, how big and all this wave stuff. You know, you hear it all goes cable news..
"blue wave" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Tanks from the right and the left they have accumulated all this information. About. What most likely the scenario will be for the midterms okay Because it was just a couple of months. Ago Democrats envisioned this Blue Wave. Gaining like forty to fifty seats in the house and today the expectations have been tempered quite a bit and for good reason since nineteen forty six And yeah you may want to listen to this one because there might be a text later this is this is a good stuff to. Be tested on this is good stuff to. Know since nineteen forty six Democrats have gained an average of twenty one seats in the midterms when a president is Republican and. Reno this is what you were referring to brother that game would not be enough for a majority Even if they hit their average Twenty one seats the Democrats you know th they're gonna do twenty five or better. Using election, data since nineteen Forty-six on average the, president's party Republican or democrat losers twenty one, seats in the first midterm election but the average, masks big swings from a sixty three seat loss in twenty ten To an eight seat gain in two thousand, and two so there are extremes Never median laws is just fifteen seats the Curzon the current partisan makeup is two hundred and thirty six to one hundred ninety. Three with six vacancies Now realclearpolitics puts Republicans as the favorites in two hundred and two seats Democrats in one hundred ninety nine with twenty four tossups yeah there's going to be a lot of. Numbers here and I know numbers can. Get kind of boring one thing for certain the president's party struggles in midterms elections because that's how politics work Presidents get elected by making a.