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What's Next for the Ukrainians?

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:02 min | Last week

What's Next for the Ukrainians?

"Let's get right to the essential thing, which is the Ukrainian winter offensive. Two stories about this in The New York Times that Ukraine expects to go over to the offensive. Now, I don't, I'm not a military experience. I just read the books about the winter war in Finland. And the Russians, you know, what do you think are the odds that any significant change in the battlefield will occur now that winter is descending upon Russia and its neighbor Ukraine? I think the odds of a significant shift are low, but not impossible because of the ongoing collapse of Russian brow. Having said that, you are sufficiently tuned in to military tactics to know that offense is. One is to three meetings. You got to have three times as many troops on offensive overcome a dug in component and that's why the Russians had a lot of trouble at the front end of the Ukrainian defense, Russia didn't have that three to one ratio overwhelmed them. Now, down south, the Ukrainians who have to come up with the three to one. But here's how they're compensated. They're using special force brilliantly. They are used in the advanced Thrones. They are maneuvering around and cutting out supply lines. So there's a balance there. What I'm watching also suited to kind of conclude an overview is the electric grid on the Ukrainian side. You know, in a sense, we're in a tale of two wars here. One is the groundwork to the south. Ukrainian winning. But in the air war over you in the strike against the electric grid going into the winter very significant. That's the other war we ought to be focused on.

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What's Next for Republicans After Midterm Mess?

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02:01 min | Last week

What's Next for Republicans After Midterm Mess?

"Byron. Do you think people are going to line up to jump on a bandwagon among activists and donors? Well, there are a lot of them who do not want president Trump to either run or to win the Republican nomination. So does that mean they're going to jump on somebody else's bandwagon? I don't know. I do believe at the moment the governor of Sanders is far, far ahead of anybody else. So I think it's entirely possible. Yeah, people will actually actively support candidates in this. That will be the money primary is always important. The consultant primary is underway. I think now let me go to the RNC. It's a unique electorate, a 168 members of the Republican National Committee elect their chair. I like ronna mcdaniel. I think she's done a fine job as chairwoman for four years, and I don't like changing chair people because they ought to be a ministerial offices, not executive offices. In other words, I'm going to be a trustee for the party and running our operations between now and 2024. It's two years away. What do you think? Is she going to win reelection and do other candidates think she will be fair? Because she's awfully close with Donald Trump, but I also think she's very fair. Well, you know, I think it's not simply administrative or ministerial at all. The RNC does make policy. Remember the ill fated autopsy after Mitt Romney's laws. You're the only one, Byron, but go ahead. You're right. Reince priebus was chairman of the RNC at that point. And they went into a lot of them thought, I think I thought illogically, but they thought that Mitt Romney is going to be able to beat the incumbent president and when he didn't, they had this autopsy and said, we're never, ever. This is simply an operations review that we're making. We're not going to suggest policy in the immediately come out and so they have to support comprehensive immigration reform. So it was a disaster all the way around.

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Gearing up for 2024

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01:53 min | Last week

Gearing up for 2024

"It is that week. It's that week where we remind you every week that the game is Saturday. There might be Thanksgiving between now and the game, but it's really all about the game. I believe Byron York is an agnostic about Ohio State in Michigan as I am neutral about all the Republicans who were in Las Vegas. Am I right about that Byron you don't give a dog on about the whole state of Michigan or Ohio? That is absolutely let's say that for, but I don't care about the higher state in Michigan. I was raised with Alabama and auburn, which is a much more important contest in my humble opinion. Well, it's definitely not this year. I don't think you're going to find many people are going to rally to the Byron York point of view there. But what did Byron New York think about Las Vegas and the first of many candidate parades of 2023 24? Actually, here is something I would very much like to get to your opinion on, which is I'm sure you've watched several of Donald Trump's rallies over the past 6 months. And there are critics who say, well, they're not quite as spirited as they used to be, et cetera. But they're pretty as performances. Let's just talk as performance. They're actually pretty impressive. And when you put him next to anybody, other than Ron DeSantis, perhaps, but also Ron DeSantis, just as a performer on the stump. You put Trump next to Mike Pompeo or Ron DeSantis or Mike Pence or Nikki Haley if she changes her mind and decides to run against Donald Trump. Would you have a 2016 situation in which one of the performers is so much stronger than the others? That there's a bit of an imbalance there.

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

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05:49 min | Last week

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Welcome back, America two here at David and drucker. I didn't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan either because he is from California, but he was in Las Vegas last week for the first Republican candidate walk. It sort of like a fashion show and all the Republican candidates show up and this time it was the Republican Jewish coalition headed up by our old friend norm Coleman. David good, Thanksgiving week to you. What did you learn in Las Vegas? I tweeted out your article, but you tell us. It was very interesting weekend. I think what struck me the most is that there is a lot of consideration now and very open public consideration of whether or not they want, whether or not Republican activists and donors, but not just donors, but activists, people who knock on doors, all of that stuff. Want Donald Trump to continue to be the titular head of the party. He's obviously the FrontRunner for the 2024 nomination having announced he's a former president. He's got a very strong relationship with the Republican base. But after three consecutive electoral defeats, particularly this last one stinging because of how it unfolded and the opportunities that were there for Republicans, there was just a lot of talk about wanting fresh leadership continue the former president's policies by and large, but somebody fresh. I got that. Not just Rome Republicans who want to take his place, like Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, Nikki Haley. I talked to a number of Republicans, not Haley, but a number of the names that I just listed. But also just talking to the activists that were there. And I think people need to keep in mind the Republican Jewish coalition initially skeptical of Trump in the 2016 campaign really warm to him quite immensely because his record in the Middle East and as it relates to Israel and Iran and everything else in that region of the world was stellar from their point of view and very accomplished from their point of view. So it's not like, well, they never really liked them anyway. If you became a fan favorite. So the fact that they're now looking ahead many of them, not all of them, but many, I think tells us that the former president begins his campaign in a weakened position. Again, still the FrontRunner is still the biggest dog in the race. The only dog in the race at this point, but not the same political figure he was in 2016. Now, David drucker, I've told everyone, I'm not making any predictions about 20, 24 because I was wrong in 2016. And I was I was neutral then. I'm neutral now. I'm back in Republican Switzerland. Every would be Republican candidate who is serious is welcome to come on the show and talk to me. But yesterday, national reviews, Peter spiele, has put out a story that begins. As Florida governor Ron DeSantis and former president Trump circling each other in the early stages, they are being watched by two important risk averse groups of power brokers within the Republican Party. Conservative talk radio host and Republican statewide elected officials. I've never been referred to as a power broker before. Talk radio is potentially one of the most powerful forces in the nominating contest. This is easy to forget to most non concerted hard to determine where talk radio standard in a given minute. But it goes on to say, you know, some are going to be a tact dog on the set. I don't see that. I'm a neutral, most of us are neutral. Most of the people listening to the candidates walk just being neutral at this point. I think I think that the members of the coalition and others that were there are generally neutral on who the new leader should be. But there was a growing sense there and they were very open in how they talked about it. It wasn't whispered. It wasn't no, you can't use my name. This idea that they're very grateful to the former president's service, but they think the party needs fresh leadership. They're just worried he can't win. And that was an overriding sentiment. And to talk really was, okay, if we do need somebody other than Trump, how do we prevent a free for all in which he wins with 30% of the vote, no matter what. And so he was much more about strategy than it was he specifically should replace you know what's funny about that is the vanity involved. And I like the RJ a lot, but the voters will decide that the Iowa New Hampshire South Carolina and subsequent electric. They will decide who the nominee is. Up until then, everyone else is just on the sidelines, you know, committing, right? They're not, they're not in a position to decide anything for anyone to get on. If Mike Pence run, Mike Pence runs and we'll see what happens, but the debates matter. I think ronna mcdaniel, who by the way, I think she'll be reelected handily and should be, by the way, I'm not in Switzerland, that because despite high profile high name people thinking about it, it's working. The RNC is working right now. And we don't run has done a fine job over four years. We don't want to screw it up. But it's up to a 168 member of the Republican National Committee. That's the electorate for that. What do you hear about that, David drucker? Well, I mean, right now, I think Ron is on track to win reelection. I would just keep an eye out though for some percolating unhappiness. And in part because she's been on the job for quite a while. And, you know, always when a leader has been on the job for a while. Some people get restless. And it doesn't necessarily have to be their fault for them to face a challenge or even be ousted. But right now, she's out of the gate with the most support. The question is, when is the vote? And does anybody with getting an actual challenger? It's in January. And again, it's an electorate of a 168 people. And I think Ron has walked it down. It should have locked it down because when we made the disastrous switch to Michael Steele back in the bad old days after a loss. It was a nightmare 2012 at age 2014. Here's Michael didn't know how to run a party..

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Republicans Discuss How to Move Away From Trump

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:59 min | Last week

Republicans Discuss How to Move Away From Trump

"Welcome back, America two here at David and drucker. I didn't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan either because he is from California, but he was in Las Vegas last week for the first Republican candidate walk. It sort of like a fashion show and all the Republican candidates show up and this time it was the Republican Jewish coalition headed up by our old friend norm Coleman. David good, Thanksgiving week to you. What did you learn in Las Vegas? I tweeted out your article, but you tell us. It was very interesting weekend. I think what struck me the most is that there is a lot of consideration now and very open public consideration of whether or not they want, whether or not Republican activists and donors, but not just donors, but activists, people who knock on doors, all of that stuff. Want Donald Trump to continue to be the titular head of the party. He's obviously the FrontRunner for the 2024 nomination having announced he's a former president. He's got a very strong relationship with the Republican base. But after three consecutive electoral defeats, particularly this last one stinging because of how it unfolded and the opportunities that were there for Republicans, there was just a lot of talk about wanting fresh leadership continue the former president's policies by and large, but somebody fresh. I got that. Not just Rome Republicans who want to take his place, like Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, Nikki Haley. I talked to a number of Republicans, not Haley, but a number of the names that I just listed. But also just talking to the activists that were there. And I think people need to keep in mind the Republican Jewish coalition initially skeptical of Trump in the 2016 campaign really warm to him quite immensely because his record in the Middle East and as it relates to Israel and Iran and everything else in that region of the world was stellar from their point of view and very accomplished from their point of view. So it's not like, well, they never really liked them anyway. If you became a fan favorite.

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Dan Balz Explains What Biden's Low Approval Means for Democrats

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01:28 min | 2 months ago

Dan Balz Explains What Biden's Low Approval Means for Democrats

"Joe Biden at 39% approval. What does that mean? Historically, in the first off year of a presidency, Dan balz. Well, historically, it means that his party is going to take a pretty big beating in the election. If you're that far under 50 historically, your party can suffer some significant losses. I would say two things about that, one is that I think we're in an era when presidents in general and politicians in general are more likely to be or as likely to be underwater with their approval rating as above water. We're just in a period in which people are sour about president. So I think you have to you have to keep that in mind. It doesn't negate the fact that he's well underwater. The second is that, you know, as the poll shows, this is an election in which they're kind of, you know, cross currents operating and there's no question that inflation is a dominant issue. Crime is an issue that the Republicans are trying to make a dominant issue. And all of that argues in favor of the Republicans, but the abortion issue, the Dobbs decision has clearly energized a part of the democratic base and so I think we're looking at election in which figuring out exactly who's going to turn out, it may be a little bit trickier.

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Adm. James Stavridis: We Must Take Putin's Nuclear Threats Seriously

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02:30 min | 2 months ago

Adm. James Stavridis: We Must Take Putin's Nuclear Threats Seriously

"What kind of scenario do you envision Putin actually using a weapon of mass destruction? Well, first of all, we've got to take it seriously. He's someone who has often followed through on what he threatened to do. He's been at pains to tell us he's not bluffing the low to mirror zelensky, who knows him quite well in a study them for years, believes he is not bluffing. So a, we got to take his threat seriously. B, I think it's unlikely my own assessment that he would choose to certainly reach for the lever to a nuclear apocalypse. He's not going to launch a massive strategic nuclear attack because he knows that would end up with his own death and destruction of Russia. And as much as I dislike Vladimir Putin, my assessment is, he truly loves his country. So he's not going to go for a massive strategic attack. Well, that brings us to see how would he use perhaps a smaller size so called tactical nuclear weapon. I think one of two ways. So you could use it as a demonstration out in relatively uninhabited territories in Ukraine. You know, it's a big in many places empty country. You could do a demonstration strike and say, hey, the next one goes to key. Or he could use it against us significant tactical formation of the Ukrainian military, probably taking out a significant chunk of infrastructure inside. Both of those are horrific. The question is, how do we deter him from doing that? I think the administration is doing everything possible, which is a to talk about it to shine a light on to move it into the conversation because it'll help if you will swing votes in the relatively unaligned parts of the world. India, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, this big world in the south, which is still kind of playing the ball down the middle. And then secondly, tell Putin very specifically, hey, if you use a nuke of any size at all, we're going to enter this war. We're putting up a no fly zone. We're going to attack Russian troops. We're going to sink the Black Sea fleet. We've got a lot of conventional options. And we also say to Putin cyber will come back to you in the cyber world. So apologize for the length of the answer, but it's a pretty important question to you.

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The Lessons of History Spell Biden's Downfall Says Byron York

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01:57 min | 2 months ago

The Lessons of History Spell Biden's Downfall Says Byron York

"Sometimes the best question when it's as complicated a situation, it's just what's top of your mind right now. What do you think is going on? Well, the thing I'm thinking about right now is midterms and the lessons of history, whether lessons of history work until they don't. And the reason I was thinking about this, you've been talking about this ABC Washington Post poll. Right. It's done by Langer research. And they included a note in their analysis that went along with the poll. And it was about the midterms and Joe Biden. Now, the poll shows that Joe Biden is dragging his party down. Java approval rating 39%, just 35% of Democrats said they wanted to run in 2024. So the analysis says each election has its own dynamic. That's the CYA sentence there. But in midterm elections since 1946, when a president has had more than 50% job approval, his party lost an average of 14 seat that's even when they're above 50%, they tend to lose a number of seats. When the president's approval rating has been less than 50% as Biden's is by a considerable margin now, his party has lost an average of 37 seats. Now the argument for Democrats right now is that our condition today is just so different that this historical lesson does not apply. My feeling is that it probably does. On the other hand, I do remember, as I'm sure you do, the blue wall, which was this group of states that had voted Democrat for president in all 6 elections between 1992 and 2012. And the idea was that in 2016, with Donald Trump running, they would vote Democrat again, like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. And they didn't.

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Are Polls Light on Republican Numbers Vs a Beleaguered White House?

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02:20 min | 2 months ago

Are Polls Light on Republican Numbers Vs a Beleaguered White House?

"You just some headlines why I think The White House is believed. Remember voting has begun America in Minnesota and Virginia. I believe a few other places Dow industrials fall into bear market. Blue chip index declines 330 points at 5th straight day down, CBI, White House plan to relieve student loan debt costs 400 billion. That is a Washington Post. It's repeated in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal 400 billion, 400 billion, 400 billion. So inflation, they're just throwing 400 billion onto the fire. You know, David, I understand that the average of the polls appealed to some. But they had a Trafalgar without last night saying they still, we still pulling still did not get the Trump voter. They do not get rural Americans. They don't participate. I think these numbers are low for Republican turnout. And if I'm right, just indulge me. What's that mean if the pollsters are undercutting Republicans at this point? Well, look, the pollsters are under county Republicans, obviously, it's going to be a very good day versus just a good day for Republicans, right? I mean, if they're undercounting Republicans, then we could still be in a massive wage scenario. What I would caution about the undercounting of Republicans, which has been a thing in 2016 and in some polls in 2020, is this the 2018 midterm election polling was pretty darn good and pretty accurate. It showed us Republicans we're going to gain a couple of Senate seats on net, but also lose a couple of Senate seats. It showed us the Democrats were going to gain about 40 or so House seats and they did. And so some of this is a Trump phenomenon thing when Trump is on the ballot. But even in 20 with some massive polling misfires, it still showed us accurately that Arizona and Georgia were competitive competitive in a way they had not been previously. And even when you look at the 2016 polling, the underlying polling for House races in that cycle was all correct, which is why some people were able to understand that there was a good possibility Trump was going to win even when a lot of people didn't think he wouldn't. So sometimes they were pulling misfires that's something to consider. I think sometimes people lean on that too much when trying to game out. In other words, predict what's going to happen several weeks from now.

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

03:10 min | 2 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"There you are in the great wide open when you hear it. Dinnertime. When you're hungry, you're not gonna let 5000 feet of mountain get in your way and if they try. That's what kids line up of exceptionally capable SUVs with available all wheel drivers for. The Telluride Sorrento sportage and cell toes are how you know we take this pretty seriously. The SUVs and the dinner. Hurry into your local Kia dealer today, Kia, movement that inspires. Visit Kia dot com for details always drive safely. Welcome back, America, that music means David M drucker joins me from the Washington examiner. You see him often on Fox News. Good morning, David. Good morning. I hope we can get you on Skype sooner. We would like to see you at 6 a.m. in the morning or 7 a.m. in the morning. We'd like to see what David drucker looks like. They ever dapper, David drucker. If I'm on a screen, I look the same way. All right, we really want you on a screen. Let me tell you about the last 5 Biden job approval rating polls. They are and these are in descending ascending order the last 5. Joe Biden 45, Joe Biden 39% approval, ABC Washington Post, Joe Biden 39% approval 45% approval 45% approval of 42% approval averaged 42.8. I think the ABC Washington Post poll at 39 must have struck The White House's very bad news, David, and then on top of it, the global financial crisis is going to emerge in the next 30 days, along with a hurricane. I just don't want to be a Democrat anywhere in the United States right now. I mean, I think this gets to what we have been talking about. And I think what the reporting shows is that the fundamentals of this election cycle. I'm still favored in Republicans. Even though even if first of all, you always play the averages with the polls. Right. That's number one. Some look really good for you is somewhat really bad for you, but the average is. And I think the average tells us what Joe Biden's approval rating that it may not be as bad as it was at the beginning of the summer. But it's not like it's had some kind of miraculous turnaround that puts the Democrats in a remarkably better place, heading into the midterm elections. I will say, again, when we talked about last week and when I keep saying, the one thing to keep an eye on, theoretically, that could make this election cycle a little bit different. Is that democratic enthusiasm has recovered a lot. But Republicans were all always and still are very enthusiastic to vote. So the gap between the two is smaller and that could matter in some races, but the underlying fundamentals, the economy, not doing well, what voters think of how the two parties are handling the economy. What they think of Joe Biden's handling of the economy, plus some other issues, still leave the underlying fundamentals in a place where, especially with these low margins that Republicans have to overcome to win control of Congress, and we have to win a handful of seats in the House, one net seat in the Senate..

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:19 min | 2 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"All right, now David, you mentioned Chris sununu. I'm just curious looking at the 2024. We know that Ron DeSantis is going to run for president in all likelihood. We suspect one youngkin's going to run for president and all likelihood Doug ducey might run for president and all likelihood. This is all presenting president Trump doesn't reenter the list. What about Kristen Hun? Does he run for president? I think he's intrigued by it, but I don't know that he wants to throw himself into the national fiber. I think one of the reasons he didn't run for Senate in addition to the fact that he, for his taste, he didn't think there would be enough to do down here. Legislatively, productively. And I reported on that earlier in the year. As I was following from around this Hampton beach season festival, it's like he was the mayor. People are coming up to him shaking his hand and he didn't even have to go. He doesn't have to stump for votes in his primary because he's going to win a fourth two year term. Without much trouble, I just think he likes being governor of New Hampshire. I think he's intrigued because of the issues that animate him, he's intrigued by the idea of maybe being president. I don't know that he wants to run for president. And as you know, if you want to really, really want to be the president, you have to want to run for president. And it is about the worst thing you could possibly put yourself through on Planet Earth that I can come up with voluntarily that you don't have to deal with. Otherwise, and I just don't know if it's for him. Now, I'm wondering a very quick The Washington Post blasting John fetterman today for not agreeing to two debates. Doctor Oz talking about it on Tucker Carlson last night. I think that race is switched completely. I think Blake masters has caught up. I think Herschel has had. And I think Joe day is scaring the hell out of Democrats in Colorado. I think three weeks ago, Democrats thought before the student loan debacle and the red setting speech in Philly that they had some momentum. Did they know that they squandered it? I don't know that they have and they certainly don't think they have. Drucker, go talk to them some more. They're hiding it from you. You go ferret that out, David M drucker. Follow him on Twitter, David drucker follow me. So the next like but I'm gonna talk about the Trump trial as they continue subpoena subpoenas everywhere and not a headline to drink..

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Can Arizona Flip the Senate?

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00:52 sec | 2 months ago

Can Arizona Flip the Senate?

"Let me give you an example of that. Mark Kelly's in big trouble in Arizona as Blake master surges is on local Arizona TV yesterday cut number ten. Your thoughts on his job, is he done a good job, you think? Hey, you know, you know, first of all, it's not my job to give him a report card. All right, so that's a senator. Being asked about a president. The senator is running for reelection in Arizona. He's asked a very vanilla question, not a hostile interview or local TV. What do you think of Joe Biden? Let's play it again, cut number ten. Your thoughts on his job, is he done a good job, do you think? Hey, you know, first of all, it's not my job to give him a report card. No, it's your job, do you have a report card? You voted with him a 100% of the time, senator Kelly own it.

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Department of Justice Issues New Batch of Subpoenas

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01:27 min | 2 months ago

Department of Justice Issues New Batch of Subpoenas

"It is also becoming obvious that the so called January 6 probe at the Department of Justice because there is no official name and they won't comment on it so it's been called a January 6 probe. Has now nailed 30 to 40 of former president Trump's top officials in his political fundraising and former campaign operation. Dozens of people in the former president's orbit have received grand jury subpoenas in recent days. According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, say you see that the DoJ continues to leak. I don't know what they're up to. It's never pleasant to go before a grand jury. I've never had that joyful occasion. Everybody's legal bills go up, no one can afford to be without a lawyer. I am reminded of the erratic Peter Navarro's decision to try and represent himself and he's going to go to jail as a result of that wonderful call. Now he's got some better assault lawyer representing Peter Navarro now and back the matter is lawyering up is expensive. And you can't afford not the lawyer up if you are a subject of the grand jury. And so it's 60 days, so I was 59 days to an election. So it's an unusual exercise of the Department of Justice. But when you're desperate, when you're desperate, when you got nothing, you ain't got nothing to lose. They got nothing thus far they get the July 6th committee is produced nothing and nobody thinks it's going to produce it anymore. The

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DOJ Agrees to Accept Special Master

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02:05 min | 3 months ago

DOJ Agrees to Accept Special Master

"Justice Department yesterday surprised all the Twitter lawyers by saying it would accept one of Donald Trump's recommendation for the special masters in the Mar-a-Lago document case. And I'm reeling because I was told by all of the lefties in the blue bubble that this was outrageous and they could never do this, then it was unprecedented. Rate of a former president's home is unprecedented. It's not what we did with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when she was running for president Donald Trump might be running for president. And it was just, but they assured me, everybody assured me all the Twitter legal experts, all the former U.S. assistant attorneys who haven't had a job in a long time who show up on MSNBC, a bunch of long tooth law professors who are 15 years old or niam are out there browsing that this can not happen. The DoJ will never have to accept it. It will be reversed ticket that the Supreme Court, and then Deion shows up yesterday and said, you know, we will accept one of the judges Raymond Derry that former president Trump's legal team had suggested, judge Derry is still a senior district court judge, meaning he's been trying cases and presiding over matters for since Ronald Reagan. I think he's 75 or 76. Again, former United States attorney, it's just in the United States attorney. Also was a member of the foreign intelligence surveillance court. Remember how they said it was going to be tough to find someone with the credentials to oversee classified material that's all judge Gary did for a lot of years because the foreign intelligence surveillance court, that's the court with which I am familiar most back from my Justice Department days at the one the only one I need to do with. I wasn't appellate lawyer. I was just dealing with Pfizer Lawrence going over to the Pfizer court. And judge Derry course qualified to do it in whether or not he turns back all 11,000 documents that Trump or none of them. It will be good to have that review for the benefit of those of us who are open to any result, but are not in a hurry to accept this Department of Justice word for it.

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Student Loan Debacle Is a Nightmare for Team Biden

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00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Student Loan Debacle Is a Nightmare for Team Biden

"Student loan debacle. I think it's a nightmare for team Biden. What are you reporting? This is not your opinion. What do you hear from Democrats and Republicans about the bailout of MDs, PhDs, NBA's, et cetera that it's a mixed bag in that it's a high, high priority for the democratic base and Biden's big weakness lately has been the democratic base, but that it's very problematic from a national perspective and from a 2024 perspective in the states that matter. So it cuts both ways. Maybe helps in 22 a little. It could hurt a lot in 24. I think it's got to hurt Bennett, Cortez masto, Tim Ryan, Maggie Hassan. Everyone who doesn't say stop this madness gets hurt. David

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The GOP Whip Race in the House

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01:32 min | 3 months ago

The GOP Whip Race in the House

"Beltway has many, many competitions within it right now. One is underway to become the minority whip and a new House Republican majority should that come to pass. Kevin McCarthy, the speaker, Steve scalise, the majority leader who would be the whip. Many people think it will be at least, but I think Elise Stefanik wants to be chairman of education and labor and razor national profile. Whip is an inside game. Jim banks of Indiana is my favorite candidate for that and it turns out David drucker was doing some reporting and he finds out Jim banks campaigning for it. What do you say, David, good morning? Morning hill. Yeah, I was in Iowa over the weekend and Jim banks was just outside of Cedar Rapids. Speaking at an event, we're actually Henson, a freshman representative from that part of the country. And he's traveling all over the place. And of course, this is what you do when you want to try and build a majority, win in November, but also when you want to try and collect chips and votes for a leadership election that will occur after election day. And of course, Republicans need to win the majority for this slot to open up, but I spent a little time with banks. And he talked about how he's used the job. What do you think is Kevin McCarthy as a potential speaker? And how he thinks a Republican majority will function if they can win and remember again, it's the problem you want, but winning these majorities, especially when they're still going to be a Democrat in The White House and the Senate, even if Republicans win the majority without 60 votes, it can be very challenging.

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Iran Sent Its First Shipment of Drones to Russia for Use in Ukraine.

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00:36 sec | 3 months ago

Iran Sent Its First Shipment of Drones to Russia for Use in Ukraine.

"Iran sent its first shipment of drones to Russia for use in Ukraine. I remind you, the big three of our opposition, China, Russia, and Iran, Iran is sending drones. They didn't work. Meanwhile, Ukraine wars depleting U.S. ammunition stockpiled. Sparking Pentagon concern according to the journal. The war in Ukraine is depleted American stocks have some types of ammunition in The Pentagon has been slow to replenish its arsenal. You know why it's slow because the United States Congress run by Democrats can't pass an appropriations bill. It's an embarrassment. It is endangering our troops and our allies, and we need to vote Republican up and down the ballot.

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Trump's Mar-A-Lago Documents Have Already Been Examined

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00:55 sec | 3 months ago

Trump's Mar-A-Lago Documents Have Already Been Examined

"The morning, Trump's Mar-a-Lago documents have already been examined by the FBI, the Justice Department tells the judge. Filter team completed its review. And they found some things they shouldn't have taken. They've told the judge that. And they'll give them back. Don't worry, they say. Trust us. Do you trust them? I don't. I believe the federal judge reviewing the request from president Trump former president Trump. To appoint a special master should be expedited and be in place immediately I do not believe the FBI do not believe the DoJ, I think that this was a disaster by the bureau. It is unprecedented. Tell me why. Just tell me why. Former Secretary of State Clinton's server, and all of the classified materials on it were never seen in a warrant driven search, but president Trump's box of documents from The White House, which he could have declassified, we don't know what work. I just don't understand how anyone can defend this.

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

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03:39 min | 3 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"I've had it. Do you agree? The other part of this as far as the media is concerned is, again, trying to advertise. They've Democrats have been feeling their oats. Even noticing this. There's been growing sense of optimism among Democrats. And the quickest way to describe it is they're thinking, well, hey, maybe we're not going to get clobbered after all. And they believe that this legislative accomplishment and they did pass this enormous inflation reduction act with 50 votes in the Senate plus the vice president tiebreak. They believe that it's going to change their fortunes for November and things are looking much, much better. So there's this effort to kind of talk up the results because they've been so discouraged. And David drucker actually, your previous guest, my colleague at the examiner, tweeted something a few weeks ago that was really good saying that these midterm cycles, there's a pattern that has recurred in the last 15 years or so in the midterm cycles, which is that things look bad for the party. Excuse me, so for the end party, things look really bad for the end party. And then there's this period of optimism where people think, wow, maybe it's not going to be a blowout. Maybe the midterms are really going to be okay for us. And then you have a blowout. So it's called a dead cat bounce in markets. And I heard last week in Wyoming that the Republicans felt buoyed by the Kavanaugh hearings after he was successfully confirmed and they thought in 2018 that they were going to get a lift. And they didn't get hammered in the Senate. They held on to the Senate seats that they were defending. But they got hammered in the house because it didn't last at dissipated. I think that's what we're going to see with the house. I'm not going to predict the Senate. I mean, but the house does look very good. And a lot of Republicans and a lot of these factors are things that have been in place for months now. And you have to remember, as far as the house is concerned, the Republicans take control of the House, there is no more Biden legislative agenda. Nothing. Now, if I don't win control of the Senate if Democrats keep control of Senate, the Senate confirms the president's nominees, including for the Supreme Court. You can't ever show what's going to happen. And so Biden will have the power to do that. But as far as the legislative agenda is concerned, it's over. Yeah, Byron, I bought a pizza for the family. So I got the 5 grandkids and a bunch of the kids up in the studio north. The cost of pizza. There ought to be a pizza misery index. I'm just a American public as addicted to pizza, right? And pizza is through the rough, you're right. I never thought about it. But I mean, everything is in terms of food. I mean, if you know, the BLS bureau of labor statistics that compiles these statistics divides food eaten at home that is groceries you buy and prepare at home and food eaten out. And both of them have just gone through the roof. That's the groceries and you know what? We're not going to make it till November. Even if the price of gas goes down and you still got to eat, give a look at your pizza build the next time New York's get a meat she's sent in or whatever it is that eat inside of the beltway. Byron York on Twitter, thank you always a pleasure to talk to you don't go anywhere, America I'll be right back..

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The Power of Money in Politics

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00:32 sec | 3 months ago

The Power of Money in Politics

"David quickly, the marble trust story. I'm going to talk to your colleague Byron York about it afterwards. I'm not surprised that some conservative influencers have decided to do what George Soros has been doing for years. It's not sinister in the least, but it's being covered as such. Are you covering that story? I'll take a look at it. I mean, look, people with money want to influence politics. We've seen on the right. We're seeing on the left. I mean, that's the way the system works. Yeah, I would love to see someone write a real profile of Leonard Leo that proclaims his virtues and his effectiveness.

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US Urges Americans in Ukraine to Get Out

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00:46 sec | 3 months ago

US Urges Americans in Ukraine to Get Out

"This is a big deal for Americans who know people in Ukraine. And a lot of us do. Get them out. Unless they are soldiers, unless they know what they're doing they're there with a purpose, unless they're relief worker, I'm not going to ask my food for the poor people to leave. They've got to be there. But U.S. has urged its citizens to leave Ukraine because they expect Russian strikes on civilian targets. This is going to be retaliatory on the car bomb that killed the nationalist ideologue daughter of the nationalist ideologue, brain of Putin, his Rasputin, and there's going to be some reprisals. They're blaming Ukraine. I don't know that anything to do with it. Somebody could have been the next door neighbor. Could have been her dad. Could have been Putin, right? False flags all the time when you're dealing with fascists and autocrats.

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300 Documents Found in Trump Raid

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01:07 min | 3 months ago

300 Documents Found in Trump Raid

"President Trump had more than 300 classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, barks The New York Times this morning. And I said, huh? That's it. That's what they went in for 300 documents. They're like 300 documents left lying around at the DoJ outer office that have a cover on them, classified. And now, top secret, SCI sensitive compartment and information or special access programs SAP. TCI SAP's really important stuff. You can get someone killed if you let that go. But if you get a letter from Kim Jong that's been put published in the newspaper and they've been talking that the Kim Jong letter is there in the archives wanted it back. I'm not even sure that the archive gets that. Personal letter. And I'm not sure that the president doesn't get that. But in any event, that's not top secret. I don't care what they put on it. The whole letter been published. Everyone knows what's in it. There's lots of stuff that should not be lying around if it skips up. That sort of compartment and information, and only to be read in a skip facility. Since I'm compartmented information facility, it's secure against the spies of the world.

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

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05:07 min | 4 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"I'm lucky that I was talking to Lindsey Graham at 7 o'clock last night and talking about the rate at Mar-a-Lago. I'm lucky to have David drucker on last hour, and now Byron York, also the Washington examiner, you see him on Fox News. Byron, it's been less than 12 hours since word broke. Exactly to that. What's your reaction to the raid on Mar-a-Lago? Well, you know, last night, I just began to have this realization and I thought they raided his house over the presidential records act. I don't believe that. I just can't think that. If you listen to commentary today on CNN. So this is kind of an anti. George Conway, who is rapidly anti Trump. Said quote, they've crossed the Rubicon here. Not even Richard Nixon's house in San Clemente was searched by the FBI as far as I know. He said, Merrick Garland doesn't do things rashly. You have to conclude that there's something behind the curtain that would surprise us. So the general commentary in the sort of anti Trump media is there must be something big here. I mean, they wouldn't just do it over a classified document. There must be something really big and we just don't know it. I'm not sure about that. I'm absolutely not sure about that. Byron, I said last night to someone else that the media today are like football teams and the coaches on the sidelines are like the RNC and the DNC. They're calling the plays and they're doing their best. I just don't believe in media commentary. I bet you that guy, George is a smart lawyer, but I mentioned he hadn't read Trump the advance recently, the 2020 case that says, well, look, states, criminal grand juries can, in fact, subpoena a sitting president. Well, if a state grand jury can subpoena a sitting president, then the FBI most certainly can legally seize the papers, but there's a warrant and the warrants got to say what it's based on and you very much. That's what we need to know. That first of all, we've seen this now. With the case of Jeffrey Clark, John eastman, with other people who were in Trump's orbit, who were involved in the January 6th matter. There, they were either homes were rated or their persons were accosted in their phones were taken. Now, I'm going to ask you the law professor here. There is a warrant and Trump is entitled to a copy of the warrant, right? Yes. Okay. And the warrant usually has the judge saying, I am giving the FBI permission to search. These premises for these things based on the affidavit that I have been presented by the FBI. So there's like a one page warrant and then there's an underlying affidavit that gives a reasons for doing this. And the person is the person who searched is also entitled to a copy of the affidavit, right? Yes. And there are also entitled to some specificity in the warrant as to what may be searched. So Trump should make these public today, shouldn't he? Absolutely. But you know what? There's also material collected in the course of an otherwise lawful warrant, including incriminatory material. And so you get the door is pried open with the warrants on the basis, I think, just absurd basis of classified documents. By the way, I must tell you from personal experience, the archives found classified documents in the Nixon post presidency papers at the library three years ago. We had a fight about that. They wanted to sequester the whole presidential archive. I threatened them with all sorts of mayhem and they reduced it to 8000. They took on the Maryland. And I think they had to do with the president's travels to China and his memos back and forth to Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush about that. Richard Nixon left office 48 years ago. Right. Every single president has classified material because their president, by the way, they get briefings. Every former president gets briefings from the agency that are classified. So there's classified material by operation of standard operating procedures, right? And this president, who is particularly threatened by Iran because he killed Soleimani, has been offered classified briefings about the threat. So it is not, it is a given that there is classified material at Mar-a-Lago, all right? It's a given that he took notes on who's trying to kill him and why. It's a given that there's so they have to detail that. But then they get it all. I want to know, who gets it? Who reviews it? Who's going to leak it? Because the one thing we know, the thing I can say for certain I'd love your comment is we have a long list of begins with Brennan Comey and clapper going to see him in Trump Tower before his president can join through stroke and wasserman and Goldstein and through Adam Schiff lying about this president and you wrote the book. Obsessed. Obsession. You know what they do? I'm not buying that this is fair neutral and otherwise would happen to anyone who'd done what Trump had done..

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

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02:48 min | 5 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Into this. Well, David trucker, my opinion of the J 6 committee is it has less dignity and long-term impact than Jeffrey toobe and phone call Zoom call. Look, Kamala Harris, Kamala Harris has announced that she is going to be Joe Biden's running mate in 2024. Does that surprise you at all? No. I mean, what do you expect her to say? Well, I say that a little bit. I understand what she's saying. But does Democrats really want to run on a guy who's manifestly senile, and this nimrod? I mean, really, going up against even against Donald Trump, who has a lot of people who dislike him. Or against a Ron DeSantis or some other new and Tom cotton, Mike Pompeo or something. I just think the Democrats have got to be sweating out 2024 right now. Well, you know, when you're staring down the barrel of a midterm wave that's going to go against you, you're always sweating it out. But I think that number one, how Joe Biden looks to voters and how he governs with a Republican majority couldn't look a lot different than how things look right now. We've seen presidents get shellac and midterm elections and come back and win reelection. So this happens all the time. Secondly, I think the democratic bench is pretty thin. Look, Joe Biden has his flaws. That's undeniable. But when you look at the ability to win key swing states, find me another Democrat right now that has as much opportunity a much ability, much political appeal to win any key swing state as he does. And I don't think that list is big. Now, candidates can emerge. He has his flaws, but one of the reasons why it's not as simple as Joe Biden simply declaring he won't run and look at all these young fresh faces. You can win Georgia and Arizona. Tell me who they are. And I think that if you look at a Republican bench, for instance, there is a much deeper bench of candidates we could posit that with all of their flaws because they always have them all candidates do have better opportunities to put together 270 electoral votes. And I think that's part of the dilemma Democrats have to work for. Well, we have about 15 seconds, David drucker, senior reporter at the Washington examiner. We've had three days of momentous court decisions issuing from the Supreme Court, including Dobbs. What do you think the effect of those are going to be on the midterm? In 2022, minimal.

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

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03:59 min | 5 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Support, I find that bizarre. I'd like to know if I spoke to them and they're why would I do that? When was the time that you changed your mind? When did abortion become okay? What's wrong with these people? Jim Hansen. They've never really wanted to win. They wanted to have the appearance of holding the right ideas and somehow being on the moral high ground. The problem was they weren't on the moral high ground because they didn't actually have the strength of their own beliefs as you pointed out. And Trump is the great clarifier. And I think we were in a great tribalization right now where we're picking our tribes. Are you a member of the liberty and personal responsibility tribe? Or are you the free love and no consequences tribe? I think you and I, Jim Hansen are part of the consequences tribe. I think you listeners to the Hugh Hewitt radio program are part of the consequences drive. I want you to stick around. We got David drucker of the Washington examiner coming up and a lot more. We are back on the Hugo radio program. I'm guest host Kurt schlichter, senior Columbus town hall dot com, trial lawyer, retired colonel, author of the new book, will be back the following rise of America. You can see it behind me if you're watching on the universe. That sinister music means only one thing. We are joined by David drucker, watching an examiner, senior reporter, one of my favorite guests, follow him at David M drucker on the Twitter machine, David, how are you doing this morning? Anything in the news? Oh, you know, not much for Tuesday. So I'm wondering, I'm sure you've been closely watching the very important J 6 committee meetings. Are you going to be also following the Hunter Biden committee hearings once a Republicans take over in January? Yeah, sure. I will. I mean, look, it's my job. All of these hearings, whichever they are, whoever is running them and see what comes from them. Well, of course, David drucker, the premise of that last question, was that there will be hearings and there are a lot more revelations about the relationship between Joe Biden and his Coke snorting stripper feel like foreigner owned son, do you think that's going to become an issue in the 2024 campaign? Because apparently Joe Biden's running well, it could, and it's sort of depends on what these hearings would uncover and how voters would feel about them as a sort of voters make these complex choices about individual candidates. Then individual candidates based on who they're running against, that individual candidates based on who they're running against and what's going on in their own life and political atmospherics and what's going on in the world. So look, this can very well be problematic for Joe Biden in a 2024 campaign, but it depends on what's uncovered. How the public reacts and also how the hearing is conducted. I mean, I have to say, Kurt, for instance, you know, I always felt in watching the Benghazi select committee that there was a lot to investigate and a lot of information to uncover. And who knows how we might have felt about whatever was uncovered. In retrospect or even as I watched it, never thought the committee did a very good job of just uncovering information that we could then digest. And whereas I feel like this January 6th committee, whatever you think of the information that is being uncovered, I feel like the committee is doing a much better job than the Benghazi select committee of focusing on the information. Again, you can choose to feel how you want about it. But a focusing on the information, uncovering information and allowing people allowing that to be the center of attention. So a committee properly run as a better chance of bringing the light information that voters can then make decisions on. And so a lot will go.

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

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05:10 min | 5 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Idea is, okay, we're going to have this in place and now there'll be a mechanism so we can deal with dangerous people. I got to tell you, I mean, I've talked with several segment activists from across the country over the last three or four weeks. And they've told me that they're really concerned and several of them live in states where red flag laws are already in place. In fact, I was talking to somebody in Connecticut where they're kind of expanding who can report someone an initiated red flag process. And they're really, really concerned about the effect that this is going to have on people who are seeking mental health treatment, not because they are planning a mass murder, but because maybe they're going through a divorce. Maybe they've lost a child. But, you know, they're going through something in their life where they feel like they want to reach out to a counselor. And now they're deathly afraid that this counselor isn't going to understand gun owners. And as soon as this counselor understands, okay, this person is a gun owner in front of me. Well, we better take their guns away because I think that they're in a dangerous position in their life. And so they're concerned that we're actually going to see less access to mental health. We're going to see people who could use a counselor, deciding not to, because they're afraid of the potential of a red flag law being falsely imposed on them. Well, and to be fair, right? I mean, it may not even be that you're talking with a counselor who has a particular animus towards owning firearms. You may be just talking to a counselor who was a particular animus towards a lawsuit in case something does happen. I mean, the threat of litigation over something like that would probably be fairly strong and certainly a huge incentive to invoke red flag law just to be on the safe side, not necessarily the safe side for everybody involved, but for your own fiscal safe side, if you're a counselor who's dealing with an issue like this. Even approaches the line. These are the this is what I mean about unintended consequences and perverse incentives. When you're dealing with when you're sending these types of things up, you have to game out all of those things to find out how you're going to limit the damage from whatever changes that you're making. And that is a huge one, I think, when you're dealing with red flag laws. I do too. You can also look at the fact that in states that have these ex part hearings, basically the quote unquote temporary order. And then you go back a couple of weeks later and both sides executive participate. And those initial hearings in New Jersey, for example, about 90% of those petitions are approved. But the final hearing where the subject of the petition actually gets to be in court to provide their side of the story. Only about 50% of those final orders are approved. And that concerns me too, because it seems to me like that's a sign that judges are rubber stamping, at least the initial petition, right? As you say, there is this incentive. I don't want to be the judge that let this person keep their guns and they went and did something wrong. So better safe than sorry, we'll sort it out in a couple of weeks. That still is a big issue because it means that in essence, once the petition has been filed, your guns are going away for a couple of weeks anyway, right? Maybe you'll be allowed to, I get them back at that final hearing, but again, I'm just not convinced that red flag laws are actually a meaningful and substantive approach to dealing with dangerous people who are ready to do dangerous things. Where you're speaking with cam Edwards of bearing arms dot com. I want to ask you about the ATF director nomination confirmation. Steve detach, I believe it's Steve dental block, right? Steve dettelbach has been nominated and came out of committee on a Thai vote. Do you know where we're at on that? I mean, have we heard the whip count is going to be on this? Is this going to be a 50 vote plus Kamala Harris success for Joe Biden or do we see any signs that Joe Manchin or another Democrat might decide that dental back is just not the right guy for ATF? No Manchin has said he's on board Angus king has said he's on board. So I think they've got the democratic caucus. And I think the dental back is going to get confirmed, even if Kamala Harris has the tie breaking vote in the Senate. It could be that there are a couple of other Republicans, maybe some of the Republicans who are part of these negotiations that would not be surprised to see Mitt Romney or Susan Collins. It's sign on as well and give the data back a little bit of bipartisan cover. And I do think that these shootings in Buffalo and Yuval really did impact demo box confirmation of chances, I think, said after that occurred Manchin and Angus king were like, all right, he's acceptable to us. The problem with that from my perspective is that while David shipman, who was the first nominee to head up the ATF, was a gun control lobbyist, that'll box an anti gun politician, right? Somebody, they just have different backgrounds. Well, that's something to keep an eye on and cam Edwards at bearing arms dot com is keeping an eye on it. He's on Twitter at cam Edwards if you want to follow him there. I'm Ed Morrissey of hot air dot com. We'll.

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03:53 min | 5 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Well, that's because you are a careful man, Kim Edwards, and you are, you've been down this road before. And you and I have talked about this. We do our VIP gold chat for hot air and bearing arms on Wednesdays. We'll do this again tomorrow. In fact, tomorrow afternoon at one 30 Eastern Time. And we've been talking a lot about this particular package, the people who are in our VIP, gold programs, have been very interested in this. And I know that you've been you've expressed some skepticism about the elements of this package. And I think primarily about the red flag law subsidies, if you will. That's going to be structured. And how these red flag laws are even going to work because they can be they can be and have been in the past abused to basically be gun grabbing levers, if you will, for courts and for law enforcement. How worried are you about what you've seen so far on the red flag was? Well, I'm actually a little less worried than I was this time last week because again, what we've been hearing is that states that don't want to adopt red flag laws don't have to and could still have access to federal funds if they've got other crisis intervention programs in place. That will be good if that's actually in the final package. But as you say, I mean, I have my concerns about red flag laws fundamentally because I think that my big issue with red flag laws is that here is somebody who the court says is dangerous. We're going to take their guns away. We're going to leave them alone. There's no mental health treatment. There's nothing, no sort of electronic monitor. And it's basically just like, okay, once we've taken the guns, we think the problem has been solved. Well, that's not the case when you're dealing with dangerous individuals. So to me, a red flag was a gun control solution to a mental health problem. And so I would be glad to see some flexibility put into this bill that would allow states access to federal funds. If they didn't want to impose red flag laws. But I'll tell you the thing I'm really getting concerned about here is that they're talking about holding a vote this week. We still don't have legislative tax. I am very concerned that Democrats are going to try to sneak something in to this legislation kind of bury it in there, which is why I think people are going to need to go over this whatever package this is with a fine tooth comb. Make sure there are no poison pill amendments. Make sure that there's nothing hidden away in there that all of a sudden goes beyond the parameters of the deal or goes against what we've been hearing is going to contain within this framework. You know, it's interesting too because John cornyn went back to Houston for the Republican convention down there. And did not get a very cheery reception. He says that that's not going to bother him. He's not going to get he's not going to get pushed out of the lane here. He wants to keep pursuing this. Overall, what I would say is theoretically or in a vacuum, the elements of that are being brooded about as part of this package tend to be popular with voters. And the least popular one, which was the assault weapons ban, was dropped early. So they're not even discussing weapons restrictions or anything else like that. And in that sense. But I think you're right when it comes down to when it comes down to the details. Some of these might turn out to be a lot less popular. And of course, you've always got the issue can. Of the laws of unintended consequences, which is when you write, even if it's not a poison pill, if it's not sneaking one past, the goalie for malicious purposes, legislation just creates odd incentives on its own and that's the reason why you have to take real care with the legislative language. Absolutely. And red flag was, I think, our perfect example of this, right? The.

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04:03 min | 5 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Well, and again, I think that we were just talking to your colleague, David drucker, who's watching the Alabama race, which I think is a microcosm of this. You've got mo Brooks who's 68. Who's been around forever down there in Alabama. He's not in the 70s, but he's getting up there. And again, in the Senate age isn't nearly as much of an issue as we know from the people who are younger. You might indeed, yes. But and then you got Katie Britt, who's 40 years old, who's running as, you know, that's somebody who's unconnected because she worked for Shelby. But somebody who's a fresh voice, that to me is a microcosm of what we're looking at. This electorate is going to want to look to the future not to its past and get about 30 seconds. I'll let you respond to that. No, I heard David say that. And I'm part of that is a reaction to the departure of shell Shelby. It was over 80. And it just gives voters a field feeling that their need to make a change. And I think you could certainly see that happen when you have a President Biden is 82 years old. The country just making a change. In 1961, there was a handover between Dwight Eisenhower, who was then 70, the oldest president ever to 43 year old John F. Kennedy. Could see something like that happening at the time. Byron York from the Washington examiner at Byron York on Twitter, be sure to be following him and reading him every single day. I'm Ed Morrissey of hot air dot com. We'll be right back. It's taking this long to get to the Bee Gees. Wow. I love the beaches guys. And Morrissey of hot air dot com coming to you live from the relief factor dot com studios and Texas, where we have disco playing while Hughes away. So there you go. And joining me right now, a fellow fan of disco. That's not true. Cam Edwards, bearing arms dot com. Managing editor, I'm actually not clear as to what your position is on disco cam. But. I am pro disco. Pro disco. Maurice. That's fine. We can do that. Pro disco. See, I am the disco revival starts right here on the Hugh Hewitt show. Kim Edwards though, bearing arms dot com is focused like a laser on Second Amendment issues if you need any information at all on Second Amendment issues, you go to bearing arms dot com and cam, I know that you're focused like laser on what's going on in Washington D.C. with the John cornyn Chris Murphy negotiations. It looked like those were getting derailed, then all of a sudden it looks like it's game on again. And this package that's being negotiated in the wake of the shootings and uvalde and elsewhere appears to be back on track. What's your, what's your read on what's going on right now with these negotiations? Yeah, we'll see. I mean, there was a floor of headlines yesterday afternoon. Imminent text imminent didn't happen yesterday. As far as we know, right? No text of the legislation was announced. So, you know, my impression is that both sides really do want to get something done. Today is probably the day that they've got to release a legislative bill if in fact they're going to hold a vote this week. So was that leak yesterday talking about how he drafted his imminent, who leads that, right? Who put that out there that okay, this is kind of memory stay tuned. Because it didn't happen. And so, to me, that seemed like maybe another attempt to try to goose these negotiations along a little bit. You know, from what it seems like and from what it sounds like, it seems like the Democrats have been willing to back away from virtually all of their demands in order to be able to pass something that they can call a win. And they can say, look at the first time in 30 years, we've passed a gun control bill. As long as they get to say that, it seems like they're pretty flexible on what's actually in the actual legislation, but I am taking a very much a wait and see approach here. And I'm not going to believe anything that the politicians say it till I can actually take a look at every line in that text..

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

03:03 min | 5 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"2024. And I think we're reaching a point here too where the massive weight of the electorate is clearly a lot younger now than these front rise and not just Biden in Trump. More than half the population was born since 1980. You have to explain to them what happened before then. Right. I mean, so you're getting more and more of a disconnect. At least a cultural disconnect between voters and Biden and voters in Trump for that matter as well. But if you take a look at the democratic side and we've talked about this plenty, their perceived bench is almost the same age. I mean, you've got Elizabeth Warren. Supposedly Bernie Sanders, even Hillary Clinton, who went out of her way this week to tell everybody last week to tell everyone, I'm not running. By the way, I'm not running just to let you know as an update, I'm not running. I mean, they're all in their 70s. I think I don't have an answer to what I'm about to say, but I think we need to kind of grapple with the idea that we seem to have settled into a gerontocracy right now. The president is going to be AD, this November. The leader of the Republican Party, not someone in office, Donald Trump is now 76. The leader of the Republican Party in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, I think, just turned AD. The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is 81, and then her two deputies, cine Hoyer and James Clyburn, I think, are 82, what's going on here? It's really very strange that a younger generation of leaders has not taken over. And I think what we might see and we're going to have turmoil because of the age issue, we're going to have turmoil in both parties because apparently this is just reports Biden hasn't told me this, but Biden is kind of become convinced. That he is the only person who can stop Donald Trump. And Donald Trump is the greatest threat to our republic. So he is the only man standing between us and the trumpian abyss. And if he comes to sort of believe that, then he's going to want to run again. To save the country and a number of Democrats are going to disagree. And so the age issue is going to play out. And it's also going to play out in the Republican Party. Look at the people who are running for president or thinking about running for president, they're in their 40s and their 50s and in some cases, they're in the sweet spot of age for running for president. So if you had a Ron DeSantis who's 44, 45, somewhere in there. Versus Donald Trump, who would turn 82 at the end of his term. I mean, age will be an issue..

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06:01 min | 5 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"A rational perhaps a rational possible outcome, but it solves nothing and I think the justices understand that as well. When we come back, we'll talk a little bit more about this and even more about life. I'm Ed Morrissey of hot air dot com, filling in for you. We'll be right back. Welcome back, I'm Ed Morrissey of hot air dot com, filling in for you today from the relief factor dot com studios in Texas and joining us now is David drucker senior political correspondent for the Washington examiner who has been covering the election in Alabama. You know, this is something David that I think that there's been a lot of attention paid to it, but I think that sometimes it just gets a little lost in the shuffle of everything that's happening in Washington. How important is this race in Alabama for Republicans opportunities in the midterms? Well, listen, I think it's fascinating because you have a Senate runoff with so many dynamics that represent what's going on in the party. I mean, Republicans are going to win the general election down here. No matter what, it's just that kind of state, but what we saw and this was an early indication of some of the trends in Republican primaries. We saw in the spring and we saw it here first. We saw a candidate endorsed by former president Donald Trump, couldn't get it done. And it shows you that when you have a hardworking dynamic candidate, in this case, that's Katie Britt. That can overcome the Trump endorsement as potent as it can be in some contests and that's because what we've learned about the Trump endorsement is that it can take a candidate with talent and put them over the top of the tight contest. But it can't make something out of nothing. The other thing we've learned is that as much as Republican voters still like Donald Trump and down here, they still like them a lot. It doesn't mean they're going to take an endorsement in the form of marching orders. And even if the president former president had not withdrawn his endorsement of Brooks, Brooks was going to lose, even if he had not endorsed Katie Britt in the runoff, she was going to win. And so it's a really good place to talk to Republicans about how they look at 22 and how they look at 24. Well, I think that when you're looking at kitty Britt too, I mean, this is another one of my data points here about looking forward rather than looking back. And I think that that's maybe something that plays against Donald Trump in his aspirations to return to the GOP nomination. I mean, Katie Britt is a fresh face a fresh voice. Somebody who is not just the next generation of the generation after that, I mean, I was reading your article today and seeing she says time for the next generation to take over. Richard Shelby was 87, 88 years old. Mo Brooks really was the next generation. Katie generation after that. He kind of got generation X generation action. And we just couldn't seem to get past the baby boomers. And in any way, shape or form. But there's still time. And look, that's been a lot of the argument down here. Mo Brooks is 68 years old. Won't be in that long. They've had Richard Shelby 88 years old. In some ways, it's really interesting because they want to recreate the kind of seniority and influence of Richard Shelby had. And the way you do that is you get some of the in like Katie Brett, who's 40 years old, younger than me. And let her stay a while. And so they want a lot of Republicans in Alabama. They want you to go against the grain they want some anti establishment fervor, but they want you once you get there to use it within the system and not to tear down the system because of the state with a lot of interest, military interest, agriculture interest. And so it's the sort of thing where and we've seen this pattern. Maybe Trump isn't maybe you're not Trump's favorite, but if you don't fight against him, if you support his agenda and you talk about pushing it forward and not looking backward, that's something that works for them and we saw it work with Brian Kim and Georgia. We saw it work in a number of contests where they didn't react to Trump opposing them by opposing him and so voters looked at them and said, hey, there's nothing wrong with these people. They like Trump. And it's showing Katie Brentwood campaign is a pro Trump Republican. And so they thought to themselves, I don't need mo Brooks because I've got exactly what Trump should like and I get it in better packaging with more know how and the likelihood that they'll get more things done than just railing against the machine. And David, I think we're speaking with David drucker from the Washington examiner. We maybe have about a minute left or so. How much, how much is Katie Britt talking about the election of 2020? And I think she doesn't think about it. Exactly. Exactly. This is a big key, I think, for the midterms and for 2024. Well, I think it's something that the former president is going to have to figure out. If he gets he launches a formal campaign for 2024. He is talking about the last election. And I've interviewed him about this, he insists that this is what Republican voters want to hear and then if you don't address this issue, then you lose them on every other issue. But we just haven't seen that to be the case. The candidates who do the best, talk about their support for what Trump did during his term in office. For wanting to do that themselves if they get elected, but focusing on all the problems and priorities that they have today and tomorrow. And it's an old axiom in politics. Candidates will look backward tend to lose. It sounds simple, but in many ways, it is that simple. And Trump undercuts a lot of his own best qualities as a candidate and a politician when he spends so much time.

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

06:40 min | 6 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Situation. Yeah, it's quite challenging, but look, it's going to be Doctor Oz, or David McCormick. And they're going up against John fetterman. And the conventional wisdom is that either one of these guys can take him. Am I reading that right? I think the conventional wisdom is correct given the political atmospherics and just how competitive it Pennsylvania is in the year 2022, let's say versus the year 2002. Right. So 20 years ago, Pennsylvania was always just competitive enough for Republicans to challenge for it. Let's say in presidential contests. And it did send Republicans to Congress as a part of their Senate delegation. But the state really has become super competitive and the atmosphere for Democrats is just as bad as an atmosphere I've seen for a political party. I guess it's 2018 when it was that almost that bad. Well, look, but that's why I think Oz or McCormick is very likely to win the general election. Well, right now, President Biden is polling a little behind monkey pox. And JPMorgan says gas prices around the country is going to be about 6 bucks a gallon, which doesn't California going. You pikers. You know nothing of high gas prices. If we go into November with $7 a gallon gas and more of some of the kind of chaos we've seen, including baby formula fiascos in this, how many seats do you think the Democrats can lose? Well, you have to look at it like this Kurt, how many seats are available just given all of the realignment that has already occurred. And one of the things that Republicans were able to do in 2010 when they won 63 seats and net of 63 is there was sort of this alignment realignment underway and the political atmosphere in Obama's first term was sort of the catalyst it's sort of like get everything else finished that had been lagging behind. And so there's not necessarily as many seats available even in a favorable political environment. Just given how polarized our politics are, how competitive seats there are just on the natural compared to a dozen years ago. However, the more this metastasizes in terms of the environment and the more the problems Democrats are facing multiply, the more likely it is that Republicans will be able to win seats that Biden won, let's say somewhat easily in 20 20. And some of these people probably snap back two years later. This is what we've seen after a wave. But in the meantime, it could give Republicans a much bigger majority than they otherwise would have had. Well, David drucker, senior reporter at the Washington examiner. Here's my thought. If you are a Democrat in a plus 5 to plus 7 C you are in grave danger right now. This is Kurt schlichter. Stick around for more of the Hugh Hewitt radio program. And thank you, kirch, for filling in for me today. Thank you, Hewitt. This is Kurt schlichter. I am senior common town hall dot com. Retired United States Army colonel node Los Angeles trial lawyer author of the forthcoming book from regnery will be back the fallen rise of America, which you must get immediately. We'll be back the fall and rise of America. Let's get to the good stuff. Byron York, watching the examiner's cheap political correspondent, one of my favorite regulars here on the Hugh Hewitt radio program I guess does. Byron, welcome to the show. Good morning Kurt. Byron, there are so many things going on. We could literally take the whole hour and frankly I'm almost tempted to. But I think, and this is my, this is my theorem. I think that the biggest event that's happened in the last 48 hours, and there's been a lot of them, is the total capitulation of State Farm where it was revealed that they were subsidizing one of these free show gender studies things. It came out that they were supporting this in schools and there was a huge backlash. I think mostly independent agents going my customers are calling me and asking what the hell is going on. And State Farm completely collapsed and absolutely backed down from supporting this kind of perverted weirdness. What do you think? Well, I think it's a huge thing. And I think it may be indicative of a trend because I think a lot of people looked at this. And I think there's two ways to oppose it. I mean, one, you can think these gender studies thing, this program, gender cool, this is all a terrible idea. Or you could say it doesn't really matter whether it's a charitable idea or not. Why is an insurance company doing this? I mean, this is absolutely outside its field as an insurance company. And I don't want my insurance company. Doing stuff like this. So I mean, there were a lot of reasons to oppose it. And one of the things I'm wondering is we've been through this moment of kind of maximum corporate wokeness and I'm not suggesting it's going away, but State Farm is clearly beating a hasty retreat. There are perhaps some indications that Disney thought maybe it's gotten out over its skis a little bit. People have been trying to get answers from Major League Baseball now. Now that we see record turnout in Jim Crow two, Georgia, they're saying, do you have any regrets about pulling the All-Star Game out of Georgia now that we see that tons and tons of people are voting after this allegedly restrictionist law that was passed, which of course the point is it wasn't restrictionist at all. It was common sense election reform and now tons of people are voting and everything's fine. And Major League Baseball following the president's lead had gotten in a big moral huff and pulled the All-Star Game out. So I'm wondering whether maybe there's at least a slight slight pullback from this wokeness that a lot of corporate entities had engaged in..

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

03:28 min | 6 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Boost your mood in New Jersey, surprise yourself with you wonders, stroll beaches and boardwalks discover places to dine and catch up with friends, see inspiring art, culture, and history too. Savor sea breezes and explore all the treasures nature has waiting for you. Rise to the call of adventure will catch a wave into the ocean blue. Find it all at visiting J dot org. We're back back on the hue here at radio program. I'm guest host Kirk schlicker. We've got senior reporter David drucker from the Washington examiner here for his regular weekly appearance, David. Welcome to the radio program. Hey, Kurt, good to be back. Well, David, we have an embarrassment of riches today as far as topics go. I've got this list here. We can go through for an hour, but let's see where we're at. Let's start with Pennsylvania Senate race. David McCormick is a mirror 987 votes behind Doctor Oz and they are still counting. What do you think's going on there? Man, $64,000 question. It's possible that when all the votes are counted and the mcclernand will be on top, even if he's not, and I'd rather be awes of I had to choose at this point. I'd always really rather be the guy in front. Even if I've holds them off, there's going to be a recount because it's going to be triggered under state law. The candidate that's losing at the end of regulation can forgo the recount and just decide to lose. I just don't think that's going to happen here. Of course, the real news here is that the McCormick campaign is suing in state court to compel all 67 counties to count mail in ballots that were received on time and have no other flaw except for there is no gate handwritten on the outside of the envelope as required by state law. Now, they're using a you're the lawyer here, but they're using a decision rendered by the third circuit on Friday that have nothing to do with this election, but at 2021 election at Lehigh county Pennsylvania. It said such balance should be counted as the legal basis for asking the state to intervene here on their behalf. And what McCormick really is now dealing with in my estimation is not necessarily what the Pennsylvania Commonwealth court may do with the appellate court in Pennsylvania. But the political blowback because Republicans and Republican voters get very itchy when states are asked to make any exceptions to this to state law, even if a lawyer may deem such a change in material. And so you've got the Pennsylvania GOP, the RNC, I guess, intervening in a sense. Allows us to have on the principle that you shouldn't make any changes to the mail in ballots to count them if there's anything missing from them. And then you've got the NRSC, the Senate campaign arm for the Republicans, just stating their opposition to making any changes. And so McCormick is going to have to win this in the quarter public opinion. Now, obviously, if you end up the nominee, maybe this all goes away. But this has just become very fascinating.

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The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:27 min | 8 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Let's move on, David drucker, to something that happened yesterday. Taylor Lorenz, this obnoxious fake 20 year old. I think she's like 39 or something, but she pretends to be 25. From The Washington Post, was on TV a little while ago crying because of her PTSD, because people were mean to her on Twitter. And now she's out doxxing somebody known an account known as liberals of TikTok and liberals of TikTok's crime is posting TikTok videos of weirdos, losers, and mutations with piercings and blue hairs, bragging about essentially how they're grooming children and doing other weird things. Liberals of TikTok wants to be anonymous because the left wants to destroy anybody who fights the regime media. Now, you are among other people in the press. You are not necessarily one of the leftists. But do the mainstream regime media reporters understand fully how much we hate them when they do things like that. And I don't mean just dislike them. I mean, wish them active ill. I don't know. I mean, there's not that, you know, look, I understand the complaints about the mainstream media so called, even though I consider myself a part of the mainstream media, when I got into journalism after a career in brief rear in sales and marketing, I got into it in part because I thought I wanted to do it differently because I saw that things weren't always done the way I would like as a news consumer. But this sort of thing doesn't happen all that often. I think the larger story here, what I will say about this is I've always felt and I mean, look, I like attention as much as anybody. And it's just the truth. One of the things I like about this job is I get a byline and I get to come on the radio. Hey, I'm a lawyer. I know what you mean. Hey, we only got about 15 seconds. But I don't like to be the story. And I think it would be better for all of us if we were not the story that the people we were writing about remain the story. That is all. Well, David drucker of the Washington examiner, you're the author of in Trump shadow. I think everybody should go out and get that. I want to ask you, should Trump be primaried in 2024? To help him, and we don't have time, we could go on for hours with David drucker. I'm sure we'll talk to him next week when I guess host on Tuesday. Stick around. We got a lot more to come..

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The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

04:07 min | 8 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Well, thank you professor Todd Henderson University of Chicago. Michael J marks Professor of law. Check out his novels. He's a writer as well as a securities lawyer. And stick around here on the Hugh Hewitt radio program, I'm guessing his courage collector, we're back with David drucker in just a moment. We are back on the Hugh Hewitt radio program and that somber and somewhat menacing music can mean only one thing. It means that we're joined by David drucker, of the Washington examiner, a senior correspondent there. And author of in Trump's shadow, David, welcome to the Hugh Hewitt radio program. Good to be here. Kurt. Kurt. I don't often get mistaken for Hugh Hewitt. He's a kind, gentle soul, and I'm Kurt schlichter. So that's kind of like a pilot. It's like I'm on autopilot sometimes. Yeah, sometimes you and I'm glad to be here. Well, speaking of pilots, apparently pilots announced on aircraft last night that the mask mandate had been thrown out by an aggressive judge in the middle district of Florida to wild cheers and celebrating by everybody except many of your compadres in the media. And many other blue check Democrats as well. How do you think this mask mandate thing plays politically? And is it going to help or hurt the Democrats that they had to be dragged kicking and screaming to pandemic reality? Well, listen, all good questions and I don't think that the public writ large is going to be upset that the mask mandate has been struck down the political parties. I mean, everybody loves everybody loves the so called aggressive activist judge as long as they're doing what they want. And everybody bemoans legislating from the bench when they don't like the legislation. But I think I don't think this ultimately affects the political atmosphere all that much other than to say, is that the President Biden has always been not in the first few months of his presidency where his leaders leadership of the pandemic was pretty well regarded across the political spectrum. But as people have started to become a little less patient with pandemic era restrictions, President Biden has been particularly in a difficult place for this reason. His political base is there's nothing he can do that is aggressive enough in terms of maintaining or furthering pandemic era restrictions and regulations that is good enough for them for his base. And yet for many rank and file Democrats, people who voted for him will still vote for him again. Their vaccinated and they want to be able them and their kids, they want to be able to get back to a semblance of a normal life, not a completely normal life. And so for independent voters and for many rank and file Democrats, things have remained a little bit too restrictive, things have moved too slow. And yet for his base, even where he is inched toward normalcy, not only is that not good enough for them. They would prefer that he, in a sense, double down, if you will, and push further in the old direction. So all of this recovery should theoretically benefit the president, but it never makes his base happy. And there are lots of things you can say about Biden's political predicament that are his fault that he caused that he continues to cause a list to my mind has never been one of them. He's just caught between a rock and a hard place. And I don't even know how you solve that. Well, it couldn't happen to a crustier guy..

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"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

05:44 min | 8 months ago

"david drucker" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Well, welcome to the Florida judge. Now we got Florida judge. And they are melting. How can one judge do this? Yeah, how can she? New rules, baby. New rules. Oh, drink it in. I'm drinking it in. I'm drinking it in. And I think we have a future Supreme Court Justice. It judge maisel. I just say it. I've just said, look, look for when the murder turtle is running the Senate next year because he will be running the Senate next year. In my humble opinion, I will check with David drucker and Byron York a little later to see if they concur that the Republicans will take the Senate. We know they're taking the house. House is done. House is over. Just we're not even going to talk about that. We're going to talk about the Senate. But, you know, with, with Mitch McConnell, running the Senate and a Republican running things after 2024, because we know that's going to happen. Because the Democrats are just screwing up left and right. And we're going to get to that in a sec. I think we're going to see judge mizell on the circuit court of appeal. And I think someday she may well be on the Supreme Court. And I'd like to see her on it like age 40. So she can rein for 50 years of pain. Oh, I can not. I'm dead all tingly folks. I'm getting all tingly at the thought of a conservative justice who doesn't hesitate to act. Now, I mentioned that the Democrats are screwing up and well let's put it this way. Grandpa badfinger are crusty dust puppet of a president. Is such a mess. He literally had to be rescued. Yesterday. By the Easter Bunny. Well, it wasn't yesterday. It was a couple days ago. By the Easter Bunny. That's right. He made the mistake of beginning a long, rambling, soliloquy, to the press. It's on Easter function. Some flunky in an Easter Bunny get up. You know, hops over, right? And he's like, come on, mister president. Gotta go. Look, president beavis is a mess. And look, Hugh Hewitt, who is a very nice guy. He's a genuinely nice human being. And he phrases it as the president is infirm. Yeah. That's one way of putting it. That's like saying a Ferrari is fast. Homeboy is a mess. I mean, he's literally being rescued. From talking to the press, by the Easter Bunny, now coming on the heels of him shaking air with shaking hands with an invisible friend. There's nobody in charge. Now Democrats are trying to fill the void, Chris Coons, who Hugh finds one of the less repellent Democrats. He's another Delaware guy like, you know, president krusty. Yeah, on Sunday, he goes on one of the shows. And he says, you know, Russians aren't going to stop unless we go in and stop them. So yesterday, we had the big tap dancing. No, I didn't mean we'd use U.S. troops. I didn't mean it. I didn't mean it. I didn't mean it. That's not what I'm saying. Dude, that was what you were saying. We heard you. You said it. This guy. These guys. They're a mess. Who's going to rescue the Democrats? Who's going to rescue him from themselves? You know, right now, Democrat, Senate candidates, incumbents, particularly like the one in Nevada, who's running against Adam laxalt, who's going to win the primary there. Good friend of mine, I worked worked with him and Rick grinnell and Matt schlapp and some other folks fighting for election integrity after the election. Cortez masto. I just saw a picture of her yesterday. She's like one of these anonymous benchwarmers backbencher types. She's actually behind the back bench. She's on like a whole different set of benches that's somewhere off. She does literally nothing except obey a Schumer. She's like terrified. The president crusty is going to lift title 42, which allows us basically summary removal of illegal aliens. If we don't do that, we're going to start getting 200,000 illegal aliens a month. Oh, wait a minute. We already have that. Imagine half a million illegal aliens every month. She knows the people of Nevada aren't going to like it. Mark Kelly sitting there going, you can see the sweat glistening on his bald gun grabbing head. Democrats are going to get wiped out in the Rio Grande valley. That was all blue. They're going to get slaughtered. And I am here for it, and you're here for it. Here on the Hugh hero radio program, I'm guest host Kurt schleicher. We got three hours of insanity stick around. Wow..

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