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The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"david bluff" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Guesses when we come back. Maybe crystal clear about this. Republicans are united in opposition to raising the death-dealing what we're raising because america can't default disaster so in a burst of media. Savvy senate democrats. Put that out to show the hypocrisy and situational nihilism of mitch mcconnell on the topic of our debt ceiling avoiding a government shutdown just one of the brutal votes upcoming for the senate when you add it in with things like infrastructure and voting rights still with us thankfully david plus and tim miller david. We'll get to mcconnell in a second. But i want you to continue if you will if you were to advise the d triple c if you were to advise democrats on the same kind of campaign discipline. Democrats are used to seeing from republican campaigns of late. How do they achieve their goal while bryan. We'll point out You know the people in the country who think that republicans are the best messengers. Campaigners of all time tend to be democrats democrats. Have the white house the house and the senate so let's not get too much credit But listen you have to zero in on a pandemic and make them pay for the malpractice. Many of them showed. You've got a really lift up what's happening in the infrastructure. Bill assuming that passes the recovery act. The child care tax credit You can with data these days. You know a lot about these voters. And that's not just to persuade swing voters. It's very important that we have third straight cycle. Democrats get good enough. Turn out a to win And understand every district in state has its nuances but i think this this notion that the republicans can get great turnout again is also a question. And that's where i think. Trump basically the atmosphere. At i think a lot of voters particularly his stalwart bands. May say why bother tim miller. Let's talk about mitch mcconnell and a broad question to you one i pretty much know you think about on regular occasion and that is where did this. Nihilism come from Take the case of mitch. Mcconnell a guy who is a complete product of the system. Where did it come from that. He now is okay. Burning the system now. The situation nihilism brennan is is a feature not a bug from its mcconnell at. I don't think that this came naturally from him out of birth. If it came from the fact that this is what republican voters want from him that he realized that he could be nyla stick and get what he and still get what he wanted. Which is power for power's sake if you if you to roll back the clock. Uh to the merrick garland debate the fact that mitch mcconnell got away with that and was able to essentially steal a supreme court seat demonstrated to him that he that he suffers. No political penalty for acts like this and the only way to get mitch. Mcconnell to change his actions is to ensure that he suffers a political penalty. And i think that you saw him change only temporarily but somewhat after the loss in georgia to speaking out against donald trump because he was upset the donald trump cost him political power. And i think. Joe biden and the sec or successful at making mitch. Mcconnell pay politically for shutting down the government or threatening to shut down the government. Then he would back off if he doesn't feel he's gonna pay a political penalty for it and he certainly is not within the republican base. Who just exists to want to cause pain to joe by that. Want to cause pain to chuck schumer then Hill back so the only way to get him to back off. The republican base wants this. If they're demanding the nihilism is to create enough noise in enough signal to turn independent voters and others Against the actions of the republicans and due to turn their numbers down in the pulse they head towards the mid terms. This is why we so appreciate when these two thoughtful friends of our broadcast. Come on to join us and take our questions. Are thanks with that to david bluff and tim miller gentlemen. Thank you both coming up for us. The perspective of a vaccine for kids over five means parents may soon be making some tough decisions unless that is. It's an easy decision during a pandemic.
The Erick Erickson Show
"david bluff" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Hello and welcome here. The erik erikson show. It is friday so even if the weather sucks at least you got the weekend. Hopefully wherever you are the phone number. If you'd like to be a part of this year program. Eight seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. We've got to begin with. Well what do you want to call it. I'm calling struggled age. You have no idea what i'm talking about. I am about to educate you in ways. You have not been educated before in talk radio. No we're not. We're not talking power issues. And you know i gotta give credit where credit is due Friend of mine is megan kelly producer. He worked at cnn. When i was at seeing any work with piers morgan for awhile. Actually at c. n. steve crack our great guy. Generally good guy has worked on the blaze. Good guy knows the media inside and out and he reminded me he's got an email and he reminded me in his email of david puffs idea of stray voltage. Stray voltage is a political idea. Of you know something bad is coming. You need to distract everybody so nobody pays attention to it. They pay attention to the voltage. 'cause you know stray voltage fire. Things up stirs things up can cause short circuits can can cannot be good and you gotta you gotta pay attention to it. So during the obama years david plus was a strategist for barack obama. He's now on the outside whispering. Joe biden's ear and the years of the administration. He's also a lobbyist but david bluff. Obama would come out and do things that distract people from unfavorable news towards the obama administration. So is the vaccine mandate stray voltage. Steve krakauer wants to know and and it really makes it. S- when you think about the news no one really talked about except for me. I spent some time on fox. News did Lot of media outlets buried it or didn't cover it at all but the the stroll tages the biden administration comes out says we're gonna mandate vaccines for employers one hundred employees or more if you don't wanna take it. You gotta do a nasal swab multiple times a week. Now pay no attention to the fact that osha. The occupational safety health administration or whatever. It is a hazard whatever it is. They don't have the manpower to enforce this. They don't have the manpower for compliance. Don't have the manpower for inspection. They don't have the manpower fort. And there aren't enough supplies out there for unvaccinated people to get tested and it takes a while for the test unless you do the rapid test and then it's still could take up fifteen minutes or longer. It is very very difficult to administer this to implement this. There's no i it's an open question as to whether or not it's constitutional an odd arguably is really not constitutional. But everybody's focused on it everybody's at each other's throat everybody's complaining about everybody's arguing about it you you've got left out there. Bullying people on the right demand. You better take this vaccine or else you've got people in the media Out there really out to shame those who do not do it. I did not play the audio. Here is don lemon yesterday. On cnn editor dave today on cnn. And so i think we have to stop coddling people when it comes to this and the vaccine. Oh you can't shame them. You can't call them stupid. You can't call them. Yes they are the people who ate it in a better trump are stupid because they believed his big lie the people who are not getting vaccines who are believing the lies on the internet instead of science it's scientists are shaming..
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"david bluff" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Maybe what we're going through now. Which is such a painful experience that people will realize that the common enemy is the virus non each other. We're in this together and the only way we're going to conquer this virus is by working together. Would that everyone agreed on that tonight. Hospitals across states like florida and texas are overwhelmed with patients yet to stay on brand and be cheered by the maga- base. A lot of republican politicians are anti massacres in effect even while their own constituents die the atlantic's adam serwer sums it up this way quote. Something is wrong. When an extreme primary electorate has such a stranglehold on texas state of twenty nine million people that a public official believes it is against his interest to take basic steps to keep his own constituents alive so back with us tonight. David plus former obama campaign manager and senior adviser to the president also member of the board of directors of the obama foundation and mark mckinnon former advisor to both george w bush and john mccain. He is among the co host of the circus on showtime and mark. indeed. I'd like to begin with you. Is it a sustainable brand. What fred wellman of. The lincoln project calls this ghoulish. Musk no masks. No problem science. Be damned as long as these republican. Governors don't pass off the mega base. Well it's a huge dice roll. That's playing with human lives. brian The the reality here is that the measures that were being asked to take now which is wearing masks and and mandating vaccines. Some cases are precisely because of republican effort. Maga- efforts don trump supporters efforts to defy those the reason we have surge in in the delta. Ns is because people did get back scenes or they wouldn't wear maso the kinds of things that that Health officials are asking us to do or simply basic safety measures and the irony is a republican governors. Like texas and florida are doing exactly the opposite of what republican orthodoxy generally ask for which is to let local jurisdictions handle their own business. That's republican That's the way republicans normally government let you let locals make their own decisions so it's up down down as up. It's kind of alice in wonderland. I worry that that the republican party becoming sort of the the grand ole pandemic party now by embracing the pandemic is sort of dan. The consequences of the health problems. David bluff. I want to play for you. The latest from governor disentis in florida will discuss these remarks on the other side. I think the non pharmaceutical interventions. We've seen Member we were promised they would end the pandemic lockdown school closures mandates. And it just hasn't done. This is a very transmissible. Virus cove is going to go away. We're gonna future trends. That just natural. So david as i keep pointing out this guy went to harvard and yale so maybe the coin a phrase he does think we're stupid Is how much is this. The actions of these republican governors going to actually set back the public health. Fight against a pandemic brian enormously. So i mean we have selfishness in stupidity and sabotage coursing through many state houses in the country. So first of all you know. You can't think of anything. Worse tickling executive a governor romero president then till willfully allow your citizens to die. That's what's happening. We're all gonna pay a price for it by the way With additional healthcare costs and things like maths mandates and private-sector vaccine mandates. But the politics of this to puzzling so listen let's look iran to santa's he's kind of the new thing for twenty twenty four. Maybe he runs. And maybe he'll run for president and say i defied asked mandates i think donald trump won the election. I wasn't sure the vaccines really worked. and he win the primary. But two-thirds of the country. I guess is by the end of the year will be north of seventy seventy five percent of people are vaccinated. They want this pandemic to be over. So yeah the tragedy is in most places around the world. They look at this and they can't imagine what's happening here in america. We have more vaccines than we need. And we can't get people to take them and in most of the world You know they'd all sign up to take vaccines tomorrow they could so it's a tragedy. This is a this was. This is extending. The pandemic is a man made disaster by certain republican politicians. Who wanna beat their chest in the cause of freedom but it's killing. Our economy is killing people. Listen to iceland mississippi. I believe that was pearl valley. Central high school. Forty percent of their students are now in quarantine. They're going back to virtual. This is going to happen all over the southern states. Unfortunately we know what's going to happen. It's happening in slow motion unfortunately and mark. It's a perverse business. But perhaps the clearest way to say it is this you've got state and local officials who are defined their governors in order to save lives in their states. Well they're defying a gar- because they're their i were business is to do the job. They were hired to do which is to protect health and education of their constituencies and the governors are asking them to to defy their mission their fundamental mission which is to educate children and keep our keep patients safe. And the governor's asked him to do that. so i i understand why they're defying the orders and i suspect and again it's it's so hypocritical. Republicans to say we're gonna you weren't a mandate this. They're mandating for their mandating. What you can or can't do. They're the ones mandating right And again it's it's so opposite of what the general of republican approaches to governing which is local allow local control. So i think it's a i think it's a very unfortunate situation with with real life consequences. David mentioned incredible Times were incredible story. We're covering here. David mark both agreed to stay with us coming up the persistent pernicious and lingering influence of the only twice impeached retiree.