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"david axelrod" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

02:11 min | 2 months ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

"The nominee that eventually represents the democratic party down. There comes out stronger because they ran a good campaign they understand how to run a good campaign and they understand how to deliver their message or whether it becomes you know just a complete mess and wounds the other each wounded all right here here. My two quick points. Chris is a survivor has had a lot of incarnations says murphy mentioned but there has to be a freshness date somewhere here and he may run into that In this election and the second thing is you know to santa's isn't just a kind of a an innocent bystander. in this whole saga of cove it. he has made his resistance to mask mandates And his sort of Slow adoption of public health measures A badge of honor because he thinks it helps them in the republican presidential primary. And it could be that his embrace of those things ends up tripping him up right right. That could be the shakespearean outcome. I'd add one. Footnote often candidates who come up out of broward county culturally. Don't play as well. Statewide broward county as long island. All trees and the central florida and other places. That are very key The panhandle jacksonville duval county. They don't always resonate to candidates from broward like nicky. As but we're seeing he's flamboyant enough to maybe breakthrough all right guys. We're at a time. Always good to be together as a group and yeah i guess are- their read the bulletin newsletter Again Exxon could be bullshit. But we'll find out this week. We're going to publish the long lost secret photo of david axelrod when he starred in a short-lived. Abc tv cop show axes rules at the corner of crime and justice. We have a very special fono putting a newsletter. It never got the attention it deserves. The critics run fair alrighty. Thank you every time you always fun at the three migos..

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The Worst Speech of Biden's Presidency

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:04 min | 2 months ago

The Worst Speech of Biden's Presidency

"Welcome back america. I'm you david. Drucker joins me from the washington. Examiner david maybe the worst presidential speeches in a crisis ever david axelrod said we needed bay of pigs. We didn't get it. There was a whisper of a threat against the taliban. Have you found. Let me say it's easy to find an avalanche of criticism even from his traditional. Did anyone think it was a good speech. Anybody at all david. You might be on mute trucker there. Yeah you'd you're there now. Did anybody think it was a good speech. Well david you're breaking up again. It's a cell phone. Let's let's hang up and try again. And i really do want to hear from drucker if i've missed any. I want to be fair to the president as he has been unfair to millions of people in afghanistan. I don't wanna present one side. Is he presented one side. I wanna give someone a chance. I just can't find it. Nobody except members of his staff are defending the speech truckers. Back with try again david. Is anyone defending that speech. Well his as you noted members of staff or defending the speech there are democratic activists and analysts out there depending speech But i think by and large he had to audiences here we had a domestic audience and he had an overseas audience adversaries and allies alike and i think it misses the mark in in in regard to explaining his broader strategy and making clear that whatever the images people were seeing on tv This wasn't Indicative of of us policy but the challenge for the president is even had he done that. There is damage done because of the images that people have seen images to his own foreign policy agenda because presumably. He wants to play hard ball with certain actors out there. They're going to look at what happened and say or else. What and that's a problem. He is going to have to deal with

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Report Concludes Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Female Staffers

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

01:51 min | 2 months ago

Report Concludes Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Female Staffers

"Long awaited report on governor andrew cuomo and his And charges of sexual harassment is out and it is blistering. I don't think this ends well for governor cuomo. I don't think he'll be governor of the state of new york that law. This long anticipated report about the behavior of new york governor andrew cuomo along ago former client of mine. I should add for editorial integrity are will amex's even more interesting than we can get your so you guys carry the conversation. The headline is Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees creating a hostile work environment for women in violation of state and federal law. According to the attorney general latisha james. So what does it mean for cuomo. Who's up for reelection next year. Well here's my question. David especially since you were for the thing that surprises me about all this is that it seems to have been a pattern of behavior for a long time and a lot of it. How did he is. How did he skate this for so long. I did not see that particular behavior. I mean he can be tough on people around him. There's no doubt about it. I didn't see that particular behavior then. And i don't know if his behavior changed you're right. It was over a long period of time. When i worked for him. He was running for attorney general in the state but also times have changed and so people are more willing to come forward. It takes a lot to come forward. The interesting thing is this report. Gibbs was something that cuomo asked for ryan he asked for it because he was under siege ended bought him some time. The question is now that it's here is to borrow a phrase is time up it is and i'll tell you your question about how affect his reelection is moot. There won't be a re-election you think he won't even run give. I think he'll be impeached rather

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"david axelrod" Discussed on Unholy

Unholy

03:54 min | 7 months ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on Unholy

"And i really grew up in the newsroom of the chicago tribune and i loved it and i was interested. Jonathan and some guy came up to me when i made the move another an operative at At city in chicago and he told me that About another guy who had made the switch and the guy said to him you know just got tired of asking people questions that i knew the answer to and i figured i'd rather be inside the room you know and So all of that was at play and it was a great. It was a great decision and it gave me incredible perspective and that was required. But i'm happy to be back on the side now. Sitting with the likes of you know. I i listened to david. And and there's you know. If i would say i if i was saying this in hebron say you're the architect of the barack obama phenomenon. You know excuse me for my bluntness. And i remember this It's in his book. in president obama's book. Promise on i think you mentioned so many times second only to michelle obama. There's that beautiful story of you see sitting in a cafe second. That could have been awkward. But you're sitting in a cafe and he comes to me and you say something along. The lines was something like Maybe you should run for mayor of chicago that i wonder if in the world we live in. Everything's so polarized here in this country and israel of course in the united states. Is there an option for a barack obama story to to happen again for someone to come like you're quoted. They're saying shot out of a cannon coming out of nowhere into national politics and and sweeping the nation breaking the deadlock. Is there an fat in the world. We live in you need. I can't. I can't surrender that idea. I can't surrender that possibility. I think that in democracies ultimately the market will determine and It could be that. And i'm hoping that people become so Concerned about the level of polarity and so disgusted by at that the prospect of Of being more of a community again in american community in israeli community You know that those things will enough appeal to enough people that someone could come along and do that but you know it's been. There's no doubt it's been a sobering decade. And you know we came with such a high hopes of being able to change. The tenor of politics. In washington and washington was deeply resistant and You know we're obviously. Trump was a very very extreme reaction to all of that. Now everybody you know each side has its own. I mean there is fact there is truth. what i find on the conservative right is they. There is an alternative set of facts and People you know deeply believe them and that is That's a very hard thing to penetrate so this short. Answer your question. Which and that horse has left the barn. The short answer is that yes. I still hold out hope that it's that that such leadership is possible and i'm hoping that the market will demand it but i recognize that there are a lot of forces pushing against it. I mean he does make you wonder now if the same person the same skill set bama at his side put together the same campaign with a now because of the landscape were in with as you were saying. The fragmented segmented social media. Tv whether an obama phenomenon could happen in this particular climate even with everything else being equal. You just couldn't do that..

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How Trump and Biden are making their pitches in battleground states

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

01:44 min | 1 year ago

How Trump and Biden are making their pitches in battleground states

"If you look at a lot of these swing state polls is you look at them understand that the trump still is polling. Below the number he got twenty sixteen right he he's not pitching in to the support that he was getting in most of these polls. If not, all of them Joe Biden is polling ahead of where Hillary Clinton was. Right. A lot of these states are are states trump won that he's not leading in now. So I would say it's not a it's not as bad as you think it is. But B The pilot is almost certainly going to tell you buckle up your seat belt because. It's GonNa get closer. It's why we call them swing states or battleground states. So my my my thing on Florida's we get into this one quick thing in the last six presidential elections forty, five, million votes have been cast in Florida and the difference between Democrats and Republicans in that total of forty five million votes is a little more than eighty five, thousand death-ray Florida's Florida, I mean, it's GonNa be tight. It is going to be a very tight race all the way there. It's going to be a one point to point race. It's always has been, and if it's two points that's big in Florida, a Roberts set so. It doesn't surprise I. I agree with my thought I don't I kind of questioned the tide all in terms of the the strength of trump with Latinos over Biden air. I'm little asking that as well but even then you look at those numbers that finds doing much better with seniors than Hillary did in two thousand, sixteen in Florida I mean it's sort of offset the different race. It's not the same but it's going to be very tight.

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Warren edges ahead of Biden in pre-debate poll

Morning Edition

05:06 min | 2 years ago

Warren edges ahead of Biden in pre-debate poll

"Will the democratic presidential candidates will debate tonight in Westerville Ohio for a race that seems static for a long time suddenly there is a lot going on here's NPR national political correspondent Mara license for the first time since he entered the race Joe Biden has lost his clear front runner position Elizabeth Warren is on the rise and Bernie Sanders just had a heart attack so you wouldn't blame Democrats of their heads are spinning if you look at the democratic race now you'd have to say that Elizabeth Warren is the stock that you would buy five may be stock that you hold on to for a while longer but you're getting nervous that's David Axelrod who is Barack Obama's top strategist Democrats are nervous because Biden is being pummeled by millions of dollars of trump attack ads pushing a false narrative that Biden and his son did something illegal in Ukraine when Biden was the vice president that says axle rod is the eight hundred pound gorilla that will certainly come up in Ohio tonight most of what the president has said has been widely debunked but there is this question of you know why his son was on the role of this Ukrainian company while he was vice president I don't know that he can get away with swatting that question aside as he has Democrats are worried that even though the trump charges are false the president will get a kind of liars dividend his multi million dollars worth of attack ads on TV and social media amplify the charges and so doubt among Democrats not that Biden is guilty but that he'll be weakened as a candidate still the attacks or an opportunity for Biden says terra McAllen the founder of acronym and democratic digital advocacy organization I think that this provides biting potentially the best opportunity they're ever going to get to that after this real fight between him and frowned and demonstrate his strength and electability against trump in the general election after wrestling with how best to handle trump's attacks last week Biden decided to get more aggressive we all laughed when he said he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoots someone and get away with it it's no joke the shooting holes in the constitution and we can not let him get away with it well my name has been figuring out how to handle trump Elizabeth Warren has continued her steady rise and not just because she's run a really good primary campaign with money organization and grassroots enthusiasm but also says democratic pollster Stan Greenberg because she tapped into a pent up desire among Democrats for government action to solve big problems like corporate corruption income inequality and climate change he is constantly talking about things government can do Democrats want an activist government and they're looking for after being suppressed by a decade of tea party dominance and now trump dominance Warren stands to benefit if Biden can't jujitsu trump's attacks to strengthen his own position she also stands to benefit of Sanders heart condition keeps him on the sidelines but with warns rise comes scrutiny which she has not had to face so far as one centrist Democrat quipped Warren has a plan for everything except how she'll be Donald Trump and that's another thing Democrats are worried about says terra McAllen how she is going to get the most voters including independence and swing voters who who don't want to see another four years of trump but maybe aren't as excited about the more progressive policies that she champions that really is is the challenge worries among Democrats that Warren is too far left to win a general election spiked last week when Warren gave this flip response on CNN when asked by an L. G. B. T. Q. activist what she would say to someone who believes marriage is between one man and one woman I don't wanna say than just merry one one she waited a bit and then headed this snarky comment you can find one sounds like he was saying anyone with those beliefs is a loser or maybe just deplorable in addition to worries about warrants electability and Biden's ability to perform Democrats are also watching an intramural primary going on you could call it the Biden understudy battle that's where Peter the judges the candidate to watch says David Axelrod but the judges still pulling in the single digits but he came in third in last quarter's fundraising behind Warren and Sanders but ahead of Biden if Biden were to stumble who could take up that late people to church is clearly now angling for that now he is more moderate in temperament and in policy then certainly than Warren or Sanders and he's been more pronounced about his differences with them lately so tonight's debate takes place against a backdrop of a lot of churn in the democratic race with three and a half months before any Democrat votes or caucuses a lot can still change Mar Eliason NPR news Washington

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"david axelrod" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Alright sweet baby James founded I guess to me hills fire or calling from a white nationalist on ESPN whatever I a look I don't I just don't want to get involved in it it's just you know this country is home so much more to offer and so much more to accomplish. that you know the the those on the fringes I don't care who they are I eve Louis Farrakhan his you know hate and racism and vitriol on very one antisemitism these white supremacists jackasses whoever they are no we didn't we don't need them. most Americans are not like that. god because the extremists are insane by the way David Axelrod is right about Biden I I'm telling you this guy is in deep trouble but you know it's really though the party no there this this whole idea that they're trying to you know black male the US Supreme Court and you know after the decision to challenge at New York city's restrictions on how gun owners what residential permits can transport their guns and and you got Sheldon White House Richard Blumenthal Dick Durbin Kerrison Jello brand you know arguing the case against New York was moved because it rescinded the gun restrictions in question parent you know but then they're writing scream court is not well we might have to pack the court no why because you don't like the fact that you lose elections you don't like the fact that when you could never get done legislatively or at the ballot box you trying to get this other branch of government to do for you and that's legislate from the bench your site far in law as a means of justifying their unconstitutional behavior now we don't need that that's what judicial activism is all about original us interpret the laws of what you don't listen to like a school Leo or Tom's why do you before us why are you here why is this before us this whole issue what role do we have in this and their role is to interpret the constitution the rule of law and determine what is constitutional was not you know watching the Democrats NO dodging questions on whether they agree with San Francisco that the NRA is a domestic terrorist organization and you got left winger is excited to sign a petition protecting eagle eggs. is the same party that says well first we'll we'll let the baby be born will deliver the baby make the baby comfortable then the mother decides or you can have an abortion even during the birthing process in violation. and we got Kavanaugh's accuser in that case professor for now it meeting apparently that allegations yeah she was thinking about abortion rulings we got.

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"david axelrod" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:54 min | 2 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"James. I guess Jim meal hill was fired calling Trumbull white nationalist on ESPN whatever I it look I don't I just don't want to get involved in it it's just you know this country is so so much more to offer and so much more to accomplish. that you know the the those on the fringes I don't care who they are I eve Louis Farrakhan his you know hate and racism and vitriol on very one antisemitism these white supremacists jackasses whoever they are no we didn't we don't need them. most Americans are not like that. thank god because the extremists are insane by the way David Axelrod is right about Biden I I'm telling you this guy is in deep trouble but you know it's really though the party you know that this this whole idea of that they're trying to you know black male the US Supreme Court and you know after the decision to challenge at New York city's restrictions on how gun owners what residential permits can transport their guns and and you got Sheldon White House Richard Blumenthal Dick Durbin cares than Jello brand you know arguing the case against the your because both because it rescinded the gun restrictions in question parent you know but then they're writing because spring court is not well we might have to pack the court no why because you don't like the fact that you lose elections you don't like the fact that when you could never get done legislatively or at the ballot box you trying to get this other branch of government to do for you and that's legislate from the bench your site far in law as a means of justifying their unconstitutional behavior now we don't need that that's what judicial activism is all about original us they interpret the laws of what you don't listen to like a school Leo or Tom's why do you before us why are you here why is this before us this whole issue what role do we have in this and their role is to interpret the constitution the rule of law and determine what is constitutional was not you know watching the Democrats NO dodging questions on whether they agree with San Francisco that the NRA is a domestic terrorist organization and you got left winger is excited to sign a petition protecting eagle eggs. is the same party that says well first we'll we'll let the baby be born will deliver the baby make the baby comfortable then the mother decides or you can have an abortion even during the birthing process in violation. and we got Kavanaugh's accuser in that case professor Ford now admitting apparently that allegations yeah she was thinking about abortion rulings we got a problem.

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Showtime's 'The Loudest Voice' Tells The True Story Of The Downfall Of Roger Ailes At Fox News

Roe Conn

00:54 sec | 2 years ago

Showtime's 'The Loudest Voice' Tells The True Story Of The Downfall Of Roger Ailes At Fox News

"The showtime limited series about roger ailes it's based on the book the loudest voice by gabriel sherman right that is correct and it's really interesting we'll get into it when do the site but we'll tell you this a lot of real life people are portrayed by actress there's even a guy playing david axelrod in this oh wow don't think david axelrod it's kinda like his portrayal tell you the truth interesting oh quite controversial for a little tease oh yes but there's a but i've seen in the promos for this on the show time they've seen the whole thing but i've seen in the promos and that's the most important trailers in the promos there is grab keys for going on there by roger ailes well There's there's, there's a couple of Trabzon grabbing keister of the, the new news anchors by him. Yeah, that's

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"david axelrod" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"If you're a democrat. I realize the problem here is that it's all very vague. So your first allowing people to object because they don't know what you're actually talking about. But then as David Axelrod pointed out, the Democrats are opening themselves up to the witch hunt. Acusations they're asking eighty six unrelated parties for multiple entities to hand over information related to various obstruction of Justice that may or may not all be intertwined appears actually to be separate instances, it looks more like a fishing expedition. They're trying to find the means by which they can impeach the president which is ridiculous because they had the Bob Mueller probe. And they've been telling us for two years that Bob Muller was going to provide them the means to impeach the president. So now, the Democrats are at the strange situation where if Bob Muller provides them nothing with which they can beat the president Michel Cohen's testimony, refutes key pieces of the investigation, namely, the Russia, collusion Steffi had no. Of it and contrary to claims in the steel dust, you never actually with the prog never had his cell phone and progress anything like that. So now, the Democrats are having to say we got to come up with the means by which to convince the public needs to be impeached. This is silly. They have a really good argument. And it allows the Republicans to say they're wasting time wasting taxpayer money, and they're just looking to conjure something out of thin air to go after the president. If nothing else it helps the president with his defense. If it gets to the Senate, if it even gets that far, but there's something else that does it helps to Republican fundraising effort for twenty twenty the Democrats could have done this in a way that didn't do that. But they couldn't help themselves they instead of being targeted and taking their time. They're trying to rush it because they want to get it done before the election. And that's the problem. They're moving too fast, and too broadly instead of honing in on what their argument is. And that's going to cause them to trip up. So just quick balls here. Word for our. Sponsors. And you know, this one real world situation. I woke up Saturday morning, and I had a bunch of text messages from Twitter someone trying to change my password. Now, they'll connect me through my cell.

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"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Chicago institute of politics and CNN the axe files with your host, David Axelrod. Takes a lot of split a run for president of the United States of lot of brass. And that is particularly true. If you're a little known three term congressman, but John Delaney's used to long odds, the grandson of immigrants, the son of a union electrician from New Jersey Delaney head tremendous success in business from an early age went onto defeat a Republican incumbent for a seat in the house from Maryland in his spent much of the last year in and out of Iowa pitching decidedly centrist case for the democratic nomination. I sat down with him and Chicago recently to find a just would he and met campaign or about? John's Laney welcome here. I think the operative mission. Here of the next hour is to answer these questions who the heck is John Delaney and Wisey running for president. So let's start with the first first because we have some common linkages. I know that your grandparents were immigrants from Ireland and England and they at wound up in Jersey City, and my grandfather was an immigrant from Russia, and he wound up in Jersey City, which is where my mother grew up. So tell me a little bit about your family. So first of all thank you for having me, David. It's great to be here. You're right. My I'm three quarters Irish one quarter English because. Three my grandparents were Irish, and my grandfather was English and everybody got along. They. Yeah, they reasonably well. And they're all from Jersey City. And then I grew up in a little town called woodridge, which is right outside right near giant stadium. But my one grandfather, it's funny. I talk a lot about my one grandfather in particular on the campaign trail because he has a very interesting story. He came to this country in nineteen Twenty-three with his seven brothers and sisters and his mother, and they came in on a ship. And when I went from Ireland now this is from the England, and when I went back into research on it he came on a ship and the day he the ship came in August of nineteen Twenty-three. Fifteen ships came into New York harbor that day from Europe bringing fifteen thousand immigrants, which is just an amazing thing to think about what it must have been like and his seven brothers and sisters were led into the country. But he was detained. And the reason he was. Is because he only had one arm and back then we didn't allow people into the country who had disabilities and they used to give them what was called six second physical. So they look at them for six seconds to make sure they're okay. And they let him into the country's he was detained and scheduled to be deported. So they sent him to Staten Island. And he was all set to be deported was a little boy who's, you know, eleven twelve years old at the rest of his family got it. But they appeal the decision because you're able to appeal and so he finally got a hearing in front of a judge and the hearing was held in the great hall of Ellis Island. Were you probably been? Yes..

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"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"We shifted out a hard sciences and into history in English more. And so I was a little more. Yeah. I started dating this little girl who is an army brat, and she and I have been married forty two years now. So she gave me a little bit of stability and discipline. And then I had this tactical officer come in. And at the beginning of junior year. He does this counseling session with me right at the beginning. And he says you're going to be a great army officer. And I'm looking at him saying, I get the wrong file STAN mcchrystal he goes now. And he pulled it. I said let me show you what you're good at what you're not good at you're going to stop all that discipline stuff. They just announced he didn't ask me, and you're gonna do X, and you're going to be a great soldier. And it was amazing something in there about the peer peer review from your your peers. What did he say about that? Well, yeah. Because you have your great academic grades, and your athlete grades my peer reviews twice a year actually three times a year. They do this thing where everybody waits all your peers. And I had done very well there, and they actually found out that that is a very high correlation to success in the military, and he was a West Point graduate Vietnam veteran, and his sense was the things that really matter your ability to work with people. And so he just announced to me that your peer reviews are very strong. I focus on this. And you're going to be a great soldier someone somewhere. I read that you that your your peers compared you to cool hand, Luke. Not maybe not in a positive maybe hard headed. So I wanna talk a little bit later about your your your latest book leaders myth and reality, but you you are a certify ably. Great leader, I think those who served with you and under you would say that what what at that experience with that TAC officer teach you that you carry it with you going forward because you must have seen a bunch of raw undisciplined people as you are moving up the chain of command who you saw. Y-, you know, talent in promise. Yeah. I remember at the beginning of my West Point career. I got in trouble with this Colonel gave me a hard time for not having a collar. Stay in my shirt, which kept your. Collar down, and he acquainted it to not bringing amunition to the battle. And I remember thinking at the time. I was just a plea by said that stupidest thing I ever heard I still it was pretty stupid. This guy came in. I trust you kept that thought to tackle. This guy came in. And he just exuded. He understood what was important leadership trusting people building their confidence. And so later in my career, what I found is if you are genuine, and you are real in your view to be competent when you extend confidence down to somebody who's young when you show them trust. Even if they they're going to have some challenges they're gonna screw some stuff up when you throw that it has an amazingly powerful effect. He did that to me, and it just for the rest of my credits, one of those lessons. I never forgot. And so you try to do it with young people, particularly maybe whether going to really took time, maybe just screwed up. I just two years up. And yet he said does matter it's past let's move forward. Yeah. I think most people who are successful in life can. Point to that figure in their life often. It's a teacher who who who who pick them up and gave them a sense of possibility really important..

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"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

05:02 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Do you get drafted you go in do because a lot of privileged you go to grad school. Do you get married? Yeah. The the choices but in sixty five it wasn't as clear that. The opposition the war the sense of just a lot of questions about it. And it was nineteen sixty seven I think that the major sort of draft card burnings began and then nineteen sixty eight there was literally a revolution. But by that time, you were I was service. I was in I reported for duty in nineteen sixty six OCS officers candidate school. I was commissioned at the end of sixty six I went to my first duty posted beginning sixty seven and this is when the transition was taking place by sixty eight I gone to be at Phnom. And and a lot happened in sixty eight the SAS nation, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Medgar Evers the turbulence of the Chicago convention. It was a time of enormous upheaval in our country in music and culture in education in in politics. You were taking all that in even as you were in the straw hugely. Yeah. I was devour. During it because I was obviously already bitten by an interest in in public life, and politics, and we all were focused on it. And and when I came back we all worked hard to try to end the war. You know, this is the obvious lead provocative question. But it needs to be asked president has said that he knows better than the generals. And and is has been pretty critical of of of the military. He didn't serve famously didn't serve and I'm wondering how you and others who did. And and we're in the same position in that you were person of privilege, you probably could have found a way out if you wanted to find a way out you didn't find a way out. I thought it was important to serve I believed in still believe that. I urge young people whenever I talked to people in the country people should serve not necessarily enough to go in the military. I think we ought to have a service structure in our country where everybody puts in little time, you work with kids you work with underprivileged work in the city, you work in a hospital, you work and environment project. You do something for the public good beyond yourself. And I think you would broaden the base of the people who serve in the military. If you did that today, we have a one percent service military, and that does not invest you in the public policy consequences of Iraq, or Afghanistan, or whatever. But bottom line. I think that with respect to President Trump. I don't object. To a choice per se that many people made in that generation. I object to the hypocrisy. I object to pretending something that isn't true. And the notion that he couldn't serve because of bone Spurs because we all know that he got a doctor who signed off as favourite who his father that. That was the reason that's a lie. Another lie way back in the consequence of this man's life. The lies were sort of Oregon building up that object to when he presents him says, I know better than the generals. No, you don't Mr President. You will never know what it is like to be in a FOX hole. It'd be in the front lines to be in an ambush to be shot at to see your best friend killed in war. And you know, I've jacked two that you came back as you point out, and you and you became a nationally known advocate and the pivotal of aunt was this hearing. In the Senate, and I had a chance to look at a film of the everybody remembers the one line, which you can recite. But how do you ask them to be the last minute die for a mistake? But the rest of it was a searing indictment of the policy makers of that time of principle figures in the government. And by implication of the people who are sitting in front of you. Sitting in chairs that you would once that you would come to sit in later in the Senate Foreign Relations committee, and it struck me watching all of this that, you know, we have we have young people today who are kind of rattling the cage of Washington. This newly elected Representative Alexandria Cossio court has created quite a stir by calling for a green new deal and Medicare for all..

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

04:56 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"But I had my under secretary of state there, the embassador air, we alone people. I spent about five minutes with them alone and related what the conversation was. But I think the came back and told you what happened in and the national security folks would happen in these conversations he asked he actually asked apparently for the interpreters notes to be with with with health from them. It's what I understand. So what does what are the locations of that? I think that the fact that the F B I has announced or that people have learned they better way to phrase it. And there have been public stories about the FBI initiating investigation as to whether or not the president nited states was working in concert with unwitting. Wittingly or unwittingly says it all I think it's it's an extraordinary extraordinary moment for our nation when that question is asked and just look at what John McCain said when that event took place in Helsinki where they stood toe to toe and the president capitulated overtly. John McCain said it was a. You know, abject. Kind of moment of of president giving in to to tyrant. He was he isn't do you believe that he is? I David I can't talk conclusions. When I all on saying is that. That as many people have pointed out in recent days, it would have been malpractice and inappropriate for the FBI. Not to have some kind of inquiry based on the input that they were getting from now, how many people I mean, the must be fifteen. Plus, I thought fourteen fifteen who have pled guilty. People had contact with the Russian well, fourteen fifteen contact with Russians, but there are other who have now plead guilty, and I think speaking as a former prosecutor, yeah, very powerful indications of of Primavera, she collusion in the sense that if you have Email you have an Email coming from her from Russian operative who saying we have dirt on Hillary Clinton. And you have another Email coming back from the son of the candidate saying, wow, we love that. We wanna meet can't wait for the meeting. That's collision. Just right there. That's a form. So let me ask you as a former prosecutor. But also as a former longtime member of the United States Senate who ran some very sophisticated hearings and investigations what what what should the role of congress be at this point? And we expect soon to see report from from Robert Muller. For the special counsel. The word impeachment is floating in the air. You lived through one of them when you think it's gonna state to have the word impeachment floating through the air right now because it politicises things I think the evidence to me of of high crimes and misdemeanors is is is an important standard. I did not believe we met that standard with respect to the impeachment of President Clinton. I think the Republicans paid a big price for that. And I think it would be a mistake for Democrats run headlong without evidence. Let see what Robert Muller says there's an important investigation taking place in the country. And I think the American people need to digest whatever that is. And we need to listen to the American people, and there needs to be a response to America's response to whatever that report is and people will know, whether there's something there that rises to various significant question. You know, the biggest game in Washington is what is Muller. No and win. Are we gonna know it, but you know, him which very few people. Do he's not a guy who who's made himself a public figure, you kind of shows and in this appropriately that has been the most sealed operation in Washington, but you've known him for most of your life. Well, I knew him. High school. We we spent a number of years together playing on the same teams, we played soccer and hockey and lacrosse together. And we were classmates, and I admire him enormously. He has had an extraordinary professional career service country and yet nam with distinction and has had a law enforcement record. That's unparalleled. I mean as tenure at FBI was unprecedented because people respected him because he's a man of plays it straight..

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

04:28 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"And now from the university of Chicago institute of politics and CNN the axe files with your host, David Axelrod. My first recollections of John Kerry were as a young navy veteran and Vietnam war hero would become one of the most powerful critics of that war in the early seventies. He, of course, went on to become a Senator secretary of state, very nearly president of the United States. I sat down with secretary Kerry for my CNN TV show tonight. It was a really full and interesting conversation all of which you can hear here. Secretary Kerry great to be with you here in your old new haunt Yale University of seminal place in your in your life. We'll talk about that. But. It is a life. That's been dedicated to the proposition that these democratic institutions that global institution diplomacy were important pillars for our country. What what's the state of American foreign policy now deeply challenged deeply challenged to the point of being dangerous for our country and contrary to the goals of foreign policy, which is supposed to advocate, your interests and your values simultaneously. And we're not doing that President Trump has isolated America and taken us backwards in terms of institutions that were structured ever since World War Two to bring the world together. He has really isolated us taking us backwards in a way when we ought to be uniting the world and and coming together, he would say that these. Institutions and these alliances have taken advantage of America. And that he wants to advance American interests. And that is best done by withdrawing from some some of these entanglement. Well, they actually says I think something a little different from that, David. Yes, he argues that there that that for instance, NATO is not paying its fair share President Obama raised that issue powerfully. And I remember the whales G twenty we the president President Obama succeeded in getting the country's all agree to increase their amounts. So that's not a new argument. President Trump pretends it is. Intimates that that this money is going into pot. This is money that these countries concern ourselves to their own defense. So no surprise then who has in the course of his presidency, presented the world more than seven thousand three hundred lies accounted for by major media outlets as lied about that as he has about the reason for withdrawing Moran. The reason for withdrawing from Paris the reason for during let's talk about those because you weren't you were deeply deeply involved in all of those things. But may I say one thing quickly David about the why these institutional important after World War Two. We spent huge creative energy from people idea. Natunas George Marshall and others to restructure the world, really and the Bretton Woods agreement. The the UN all of these things were created to prevent people from killing each other as rapidly as they had been up until then with World War One. And then we weren't to the audacity of what? George Marshall Harry Truman did is stunning. They said we're going to turn around and invest money in rebuilding the countries that attacked us the rebuilt, Germany rewrote accounts. Titian rebuilt Japan rewrote accounced issue. And today two of our strongest allies in the world that our democracies are Japan and Germany, it was investment that the American people were didn't support fundamentally. But that was leadership today without any demonstration of how it will make America safer. Why we need to do this this false presumption that quote America first every president puts America first, they don't do it in the same way that Donald Trump has where he's breaking things apart without any alternative makes us safer..

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"So as exhausting as it is because every day, you just don't even know what the Trump administration is going to do I saying last night, you know, the legal defense fund since two thousand sixteen we've sued six cabinet members. That's not usually what we do. I mean, we're we're suing governors and local officials voting rights cases. We've criminal joke redo criminal defense work capital punishment. We do economic Justice housing discrimination. So this is a stonning that we have to take our resources to do this. It's a tremendous amount of pressure, but together with this other the other elements of what I think of as the Justice ecosystem organizing and movements and political power. It's all happening at the same time. And I'm just hopeful enough to. What's going to be on the other side of this is going to be transformational? It's going to allow us to go back and address maybe some of the things that we compromised on that we didn't push hard enough on that we didn't fully address. And that's what has to happen. The circle has to loop back. And then you go back, and you pick up some of the things that you've maybe put down, and you press even harder on them. And so that's the moment that we're in. We can we can recognize it's terrible. It is a terrible thing to see family separated at the border. It's a terrible thing to hear the ugly rhetoric from this president. It is a terrible thing that federal government workers are out of work and not getting pay and there's very little compassion about this. It is terrible to see the ways in which the rollback on civil rights happened in almost every area and housing and education. It's a terrible thing. But it's also true. That that pressure is compelling us to push in ways. That we that we have in some time, and I have to say there is almost freeing as well because the the other side has made their intentions so explicit. Maybe maybe in ways that previous previous iterations would have been polite to do that it allows us also to be honest about what we want. You do get the sense that. People have shaken off their lethargy and are exercising muscles in our democratic systems that they haven't used in a long highest turnout for any mid term, you know, in in in in memory. You know, it's it's she people coming out. I always say that are elections happening all the time. And that's always my ex rotation. And I won't get off this podcast until I say that you know, every year there are elections are not elections every two years, they're not elections every four years there elections every year this year wherever you are. There's an election for railroad Commissioner county commission school, we have elections for mayor coming up, but you know, people come out for the Merrill election. I know they will. I know I no I agree with you all of the offices have an impact on people's lives s and you need to take an interest in them. Let me just say as we close that. And I hope this comes out the right way because I can't speak for Dr king. But I have to believe that he would be thrilled to know that you were carrying the torch as you have anybody who's listening to this podcast. Would I think agree with me, so Cheryl, and I feel thanks so much for everything you do and for being with us today. Thank you for.

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

03:41 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"And did, you know at that moment that you that you want to go to that you wanted to be a lawyer. Did you see what did you see yourself? Doing as a result of that. You know, I've said before that, you know, as I was mentioning that we watched all these civil rights documentaries. When I was a kid, and I would watch these documentaries. And there was one that used to come on every year. It was called king from Gumri to Memphis and. You know, never got got tired of watching the ended with, you know, Nina Simone, singing wide, the king of love is dead and that walk with the casket. And so it's super super powerful for young kid, and also, you know, nineteen sixty eight when king was assassinated, it was a year that I can remember as a kid being very powerful because I do actually remember I think I remember at least the feeling and the funeral and I certainly remember the feeling around Bobby Kennedy being killed, and I only remember all those things because at the, you know, the last month of that year was the year. My was the month. My mother died tonight. Interstate was was really heavy for me. And so there was a sense of my connection to this period of time. And so what I thought when I saw these films. I couldn't believe I had missed this period. Was so obvious. I was supposed to be in the civil rights movement. So I think my first feelings was was that sense of wanting to be part of that. And then, you know, later getting to see these documentaries. I did get to see lawyers. I did get to see. Thurgood marshall. And and so, yeah, when I was chair, you know, fill at the age, no pressure, no pressure. He is he's the founder of the NWC P legal defense fund, and was the first African American supreme court Justice. And so I, you know, fairly young decided I wanted to be a civil rights lawyer. And actually, you know. You know, it's funny. There was a lot of talk about yearbooks about high school yearbooks during the cavenaugh hearing. So I pulled up my school year and what I said in my career goal. It says first black female supreme court Justice. That's what I said. I wanted to be. Everybody in richer calendars from me. That is that is not my goal today. But but because because I saw Thurgood Marshall, and I thought well, okay, I could be the female counterpart to so there. So there was a sense that these images and these people and what they were doing the substance of them. Really powerfully affected me. And I knew that I wanted to be involved in some kind of, you know, civil rights or social Justice work in some way, and you went to NYU law school and then worked for the ACLU. And then you started at where you are now at the as legal defense fund. Tell me about your early experiences there. So yeah. So I went to NYU law school, which was great for me because NYU head really transformed itself in many ways into kind of the premier place for training public interest, lawyers, and they had a roster of scholars on the faculty who would just extraordinary. So there are many people who. Can say that they did not like law school. I loved law school. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. And felt you know that I was I was in the right place. And when I left law school as you said I went to the for a year as a fellow and then went to the legal defense fund. So I a very very young lawyer and the legal defense fund. I maintained for years afterwards after I left. It was still the place where I was working with the smartest people I've ever met a place of tremendous pressure because the work is so important and the relationship with clients is so important, but I was very very young lawyer..

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

03:37 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Now from the university of Chicago institute of politics and CNN the axe files with your host, David Axelrod. It seems like just yesterday that we were tooling down the Kennedy expressway in Chicago in an RV with Bernie Sanders for the first acts files episode back in two thousand fifteen well this episode number three hundred and for those of you who have traveled every one of those miles with us or joined along the way on the acts files. I really thank you for for listening. Now, this is also the week in which we marked the eighty seventh anniversary of the birth of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King junior. And so it seemed altogether fitting to spend some time with Cherilyn Eiffel the president and director counsel of the NAACP's legal defense fund in that role. She follows a parade of distinguished American. Civil rights leader starting with Thurgood Marshall, the future supreme court Justice who form the legal defense fund in nineteen forty sherline has her own extraordinary story as the daughter. Of immigrants who has become one of the most powerful impactful voices against discrimination in this country as you will hear in this conversation. We spoke about her journey about her powerful book written in two thousand and seven on the courthouse lawn about the history of lynching in this country. And we talked about the current challenges posed by a president and an administration that has taken a decidedly different tact on the issue of civil rights. Sherline ifo. So so good to see you here on the campus of the university of Chicago during king week you spoke last night with Reverend barber about the legacy of king. And where we are today. And I wanna talk about all of that. But I just wanna ask you little bit about your own journey because immigration is one of the the issues of the moment, you come from a family of of immigrants tell tell me about that. Well, it's one of the reasons why I'm so interested in how we talk about you know, what makes an American and who Americans are last year was one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the fourteenth amendment to the constitution. You know, one of the three amendments passed after the civil war. And I think people forget that the fourteenth amendment contains, you know, so many of the provisions that I think we almost except as air. One of them's birthright citizens. Ship, right. The idea that if you were born in this country, you are a citizen of this country, and that provision literally shaped the landscape the vision of this country for for the following sent the subsequent century and so families across the country, including my own our families that were shaped by the immigrant story most white families in this country was shaped by the immigrants stories of immigrant. Yes. So but tell me about your family, so so for our family, our family comes really from two strains from the Caribbean from from Barbados, which is where my grandparents are from. But also from Panama because my grandparents traveled, like many black people who lived in Jamaica and Barbados and other islands did to Panama to work on the Panama Canal or to work on the jobs that were created by this extraordinary infrastructure project. And as a result of my grandparents being. Empanel?.

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

04:34 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Of Chicago institute of politics and CNN the axe files with your host, David Axelrod. Galster vantage is well known in Chicago in the theater community as the star of Hamilton the Chicago production. He's a brilliant actor and singer and performer, but I also know him in another role, and that's the role of dad to a beautiful young daughter Adelaide who has epilepsy in very very variable inform. I spoke with him about both his career in theater and his family's challenges when we sat down in Chicago last week. Miguel serve anti might my friend. It's good to see you, especially we're recording this early in the morning you probably performing late into the night. Yeah. You know, Wednesdays are the to show days. So Mike, I pack a lot of Hamilton into a Wednesday. And that you know, I mean to ask you about that because there's so much energy in that production and the idea of doing it not just every night but twice in a day seems taxing yet. You know, it's as as I am in my third year of of this rollercoaster here. It's it the the ebbs and flows of how the energy comes and goes is it's it's remarkable. You know in the first year, it was I I was holding on for dear life, just just getting through one show. You know in not to mention to shows today was I could feel how much it takes. And then you know, like anything else you do. Enough times, the your body becomes accustomed. So you know, I have found a rhythm found found a pretty good. Regimen to sort of keep myself in it. But I tell you, you know, Wednesdays after the show, I go home, I feel okay? After the rush of two shows. But then I get home. And it's like a wall falls on top of me. And I fall down realizing that, you know, the the the amount of energy that goes through every single show. I don't think I realize it. But everyone always says to me like how I can't believe you. I can't do that. I said, I don't know. I just get up and go, and that's one of the amazing things about this show is regardless of how I feel or how how what happened last night or any of these things the show starts in just goes, you should sits. It's it's energetic. Let's talk about the journey to. Yeah. Does show. You're you're you're a big ass star here in Chicago now. But before before that you were your classic kind of struggling actor. And it started in Dallas your journey started in Dallas, tell me about tell me about grownup, douse. Tell me about your family yet. I was a second middle middle. Brother of three brothers Martin, my younger brother Miguel Marcos, my older brother, my dad, Marcos, and my mom Mary. So the five ends with M and M's to everyone else around the family of this around his family, and you know, just the the kid always the kid in class that wanted to get before I get to you tell tell me about your folks, you know, my mom and dad were my dad was Mexican a Mexican American is his grandparents came from Mexico as ranchers when when he was I think well before he was born. And my and my mom's family grew up was look located in El Paso, Texas. So Texas folks in they're both in the military. My dad was a marine my mom was in the navy, and they sort of met in New Orleans and got together there, and then sort of relocated to Dallas where my dad's family ended up in all this this clan was there, and that sort of how he grew up surrounded by my dad's family in this huge, huge Hispanic culture that we got to enjoy. You're watching all of this stuff going on relative to immigration and the whole contra tempts between the president and the congress over this. And so, and how do you process that as at Hispanic American how you process it as as a Texan?.

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

04:48 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Among the public. This. There is a there is this. There is a political argument that has some power, which is why we spending our money on other countries wise. Why aren't they paying for their own defence prosperous countries? He he made made hay with that. Yeah. He does he does. And he has any has a point. Clearly after one is a point that every US president since Harry Truman has made back in nineteen fifty two Truman said that Europe needed to do more on defense, and every president has done it since no president has made our commitment to their defense conditional on that kind of financial commitment, and that's one way in which Trump is a little little different than his predecessor. But he's right. Clearly as as Barack Obama says free riders aggravate me a lot of these countries are free writing. They are enjoyed the benefit of an American defense commitment to their security go further they enjoy the benefit of the United States that believes maintaining security globally is in its own interest. But other countries are going to benefit from that. If you believe in open and free markets, then you're not the only. That is going to benefit from it. Others are going to be as well. And the great inside of the greatest generation back in during and immediately after World War Two was this idea that the United States could secure it's itself by making other people secure that it could be prosperous by making other people process that it could be free by making other people free. And that was the idea of what we now call the liberal world order rules based order, and that if you seek your security at the expense of others, you're more likely to be insecure in the long run if you secure if you see your prosperity at the expense of others, which is what we're trying to do. Now by saying that we should run trade deficits, you're more likely to be poor. And indeed if you seek your freedom at the expense of others, you may undermine your own freedom in the long run you. I'm glad you went to NATO because you went to NATO, and I want to get back to your biography you you dipped in. In and out of academia, and in the Obama administration. You were the US Representative to NATO did you make this these arguments to your colleagues, and how are they received the financial ones? Yes. Yeah. You know, I have the bruises still to show on my on my head. And there was a general understanding. That the argument was right? But that the political will to do more on defense. Just wasn't there in part because people didn't see the threat. They didn't see you couldn't mobilize your domestic constituency. We thought for example, maybe what we should do not put together defence ministers who all agree that we should do more on defense, but can't convince their own governments, let alone their parliaments that that's the case, but bring together the finance ministers. We thought about what we need to do is get finance ministers to come together and half. This the discussion. So yes, we've pushed we succeeded sometimes in some places, we probably succeeded more in terms of real military operations. So take to Afghanistan. Remember, the president was faced with this request for forty thousand more troops. Yes. President Obama's and Obama. And there was a long debate in which you witnessed a which would which I did as well on whether to do forty thousand troops and in the end e settle well, why don't we do thirty? And maybe we can get the allies do ten and the allied Duta. An even today of the sixteen thousand troops that are part of the NATO mission seven and a half thousand are provided by NATO countries. So NATO has been part of of the Afghanstan mission from very beginning that that mission has been an international one. So that's one thing. And of course, the Libya conflict, we can go back with that was the right or wrong decision. But. I think it was the right decision. I think and I think we may executed in the wrong way in the end. I think we should stop bombing a lot sooner. I think we achieve most of our objectives a lot earlier than we did. What about the aftermath was enough attention paid to that not enough given the given what what happened afterwards? I think there was an presumption in Washington that the Europeans would provide..

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

05:10 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"Files with your host, David Axelrod. I met Yvo dollar when he was a highly regarded US Representative to NATO he has a long history in national security, both as a member of the national Security Council and the State Department, and as an author and scholar now he heads the Chicago council on global affairs, and I sat down with him the other day to talk about US policy toward Syria, North Korea and some of the other hot spots around the world. Evil dollar welcome. You know, there's been a lot of talk about immigration lately, you are an immigrant. I mentioned you before the show, you have all of these very very impressive academic diplomatic credentials. But now a lot has been written about your your early life, which took place in Europe. Greg came here to graduate school and met my wife, married her for green card and thirty one years later, we're still marrying as we said, there's the immigration system where exactly, but but talk about your your family and your early life. So I grew up in Holland Dutch, parents my father was an academic. Non jewish. My mother was Jewish. They're both war generation people. They went through the war. My father was in northern Holland to during the war, which was not liberated until nineteen forty five and went through the worst winter forty four forty five more people died in talked to you about that a lot the war was very vivid in in in an occupation and living through the occupation. My parents where twelve when the war started seventeen eighteen when the war ended. So their teenage years, they spent through all that time there and your mother lost a lot of her family. My mother was Jewish and spent the first two years of occupation in Holland, but then in pretty harrowing escape with her older sister and mother was able to make it to Switzerland. And she spent the last two years of war there. But the rest of the family was was was an isolated as so many. Others in in Holland some interested in. In how that was talked about in the home. I mean, and what lessons were imparted about that horrible horrible episode in our history. So one thing was it was talked about and in many other families in Europe who went through the war, but including in Holland, the war was not an issue people in talk about it. They were either they wanted to forget about it. They wanted to look to the future in in. My case the dinner table war was was always there in some form. Or another was always a story that had a aspect of either pre war post war or war related that was part of of my upbringing. And I learned a number of things one. I think a deep love and appreciation for the United States. It's one of the reasons I wanted to come here. It was the country that liberated Europe it was the country that liberated. My my family, and that was always important. Both my parents were very much Anglophiles both British in in some ways more than than American. But deeply appreciative of what had happened in the forty forty five. And the second thing that that was important to me was Europe needed to find a way to to avoid having wars, which is which was the first half of the twentieth century and the European project, partly we now know from history, of course, stimulated by the United States. But also something that was deepen the European psyche. The idea that finding ways to cooperate to overcome divisions that had led to extraordinary. Destruction at for so many years. And to. To find a way to have a new chapter in history, no longer war, but peace and cooperation prosperity. And you, of course, became a scholar. Best sort of NATO, and I want down line here. I want to get to what the state the current state of Europe is in these institutions that were built to try and ensure the kind of stability that you that you talk about what what about your your Jewish identity as that. Did you did you identify that way? And how much how much did that play into? What was talked about in your home little particular on the religious site. None. My mother always said, I became a Jew because Hitler told me I was heard you..

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"david axelrod" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

"So disclosures hugely important. There's a lot of things that we can do to go after campaign finance reform. It'd be that with that part of your initial thrust. It will it'll be I mean, I've actually sure what month we'll we'll be doing this. But but suffice to say that I think election reform is really important. We also have to secure the ballot box, and you know, secure our elections make people know that there's no hacking going on. And then the other part is we gotta expand voting rights. I you saw that one of the reasons that we won. So big this year was we expanded vote by mail. We did it on our side. We sent vote by mail applications to Democrats Republicans didn't do it. I think everybody should do it. I think Republicans and Democrats should be able to vote by mail. It's been hugely successful and other states. We can do it in Illinois. I want everybody to vote, and you know, I think that more people that vote in my opinion is good for democracy. You you were you met with president? Trump recently, and I couldn't help but sense you look slightly despite dick sitting there in the Roosevelt room. And I was wondering what the experience was like. And what the conversation was like only a former Chicago Tribune reporter would use the word dispatch describe that. Thank you. I I was look I was there because I think it's the right thing shoe for the governor of a state party, you belong to to be to wait house and fight for as much as we can get for the state of Illinois and for the issues that I care about. Now, I you know, that I started every speech, basically at the, you know, during my campaign talking about something that I think is absolutely true. I think that this president is racist. I think he is somebody who should not be president doesn't represent the majority of the people in the country. And and I will you know, I'm gonna fight him at every turn on a lot of know. I mean, he he lost Illinois by more votes. But you go to parts of the state particularly downstate where he has a very strong constituency, y I mean are do you think those voters are motivated by race? Let me tell you. I said the same thing when I was there, and I was all over the state that I do here in Chicago about him. No, I don't think those voters racist. I think that Donald Trump had a message at the time that he ran that was about fighting for working families and men the middle class. I don't think he meant it. And he clearly shown that he's not working for middle class families in this country, and he's working instead for his buddies. But but that was his message and Hillary Clinton as much as I fought hard for her to win. And I think we would be all better off edgy one. I think that stronger together is a is a terrific message that I believe in but not one if you wanna. To run for an election in in, you know, in the rest of the state of Illinois for sure, and so I ran a campaign that was about kitchen table issues. And I think that's why one a lot of Trump voters, frankly, also won a lot of other voters. But but I got a lot of progressive support because I'm progressive democrat. But I also got a lot of just middle class folks out there, I say, they're Trumpster. They're not Trump supporters people who just they have not gotten a break, they need a raise the need to send their kid to college and be able to afford it, and they need to be able to afford healthcare or make have it made available to them and nobody's done that for them. And he promised that stuff, by the way, Trump promised all that while he was running. He didn't mean it. He was lying, but he promised it. And you know, and people voted for us. How did you relate to him personally there? And how did he relate to you? My guess is he isn't unaware of what you were saying there. He would. I don't know if he was aware I think he was probably aware since he's. Very sensitive. I think he knew about every person in the room all the democratic governors. He had some remark about each one as he would call on us..

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Donald Trump, America And President discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

02:35 min | 3 years ago

Donald Trump, America And President discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Can remember David Axelrod writing not long off to the last presidential election of the the idea of pendulum that had swung so far out towards electing president light Barak Obama that it swung all the way back to the election of Donald Trump. Is it you'll sense that beyond this the swinging back? The other way will be just as extreme Aumont settle somewhere towards the the move from India middle. I think the better outcome is one that ends up more in the middle. There have been a lot of questions looking at some of the candidates who ran for office in the midterms as to whether the Democratic Party. Should be embracing a very leftist very progressive candidate. I think unbalanced the answer to that is. No. And the reason why is that it will lead to greater polarization, the one takeaway from the election of Donald Trump is that there was a good subset or majority or close to majority of Americans who felt left out left behind. And I think the best leaders are those who acknowledge that feeling who are looking for ways to bring people together bring them back into the conversation. Find productive ways for people to be part of the civic engagement rather than pressing on the buttons that continue to alienate people the most just Finally I wonder what else gave view into if you can come up with one thing each that might justify the circus. We have been seeing the loss to us and seem condemned to at least another two years of one way in which Donald Trump if possibly entirely inadvertently. My actually have helped make America great. I think the way in which Trump may be an advertently making America greater again is by getting Americans to think seriously about the role of moral values in politics. And I think there's a long standing tendency to think that when you go to the voting booth you're just going to vote for your own pocket book to vote for your own self interest. And I think that assumption is is under pressure and people are once again as in all the great moments of American history in the great moments in the history of any democracy taking seriously, the idea that the purpose of politics is to provide for certain basic rights and opportunities for all. And when our institutions are subverted, and when they are not being dedicated to that proper purpose, it's important to hold political leaders accountable. So if the president is able to inadvertently reawakened in people a sense of moral commitment in passion and public life that would be a terrific inadvertent

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This is what Arnold Schwarzenegger regrets about his political career

Crime Time with Vito Colucci, P.I.

00:29 sec | 3 years ago

This is what Arnold Schwarzenegger regrets about his political career

"With C N N's, David Axelrod, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said name calling is not a good move in politics. I've called the politicians girly man that I regretted later on because I realized it sounds good for my crowd. They was screaming. Yay. Is the Terminator then minutes to download them with the legislators instead of negotiating effort like it was not the right move Schwarzenegger. Shared his frustrations about how nothing is getting done in American politics. This is

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