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2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in Kentucky, N. Carolina
"We're still waiting for results for two African American candidates with campaigns energized by nationwide racial justice protest challenging white democratic establishment favorites by the party's nominations in Kentucky Charles Booker who was black in the state legislator is hoping to beat Amy McGrath who is white and the party favorite for the democratic Senate nomination we've already won we have defied the odds we have proven the doubters winner of that race takes on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who is favored in the general election in New York political newcomer Jamal Bowman who is black was seeking to derail house foreign affairs committee chairman Eliot Engel's bid for us seventeenth term because of the corona virus mail in ballots are still being counted for both races the wait seems to be a preview of what will come in November when more states will embrace mail in voting I'm Julie Walker
Harris endorses Biden; Jesse Jackson backs Sanders
"Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have both picked up significant endorsements for their presidential bids this weekend I've decided that I am with great enthusiasm it's going to endorse Joe Biden senator Kamilla Harris joins a cluster of one time rivals for the nomination posting a video statement Sunday we need a leader who really does care about the people and who can therefore unify the people and I believe Joe can do that a seven run the sadness of the rally in grand rapids Michigan Bernie Sanders picked up his own endorsement from the Reverend Jesse Jackson hello this is tasteful justice for the people infringers tells ABC's this week he's not surprised to see the democratic establishment rallying around by but we all winning the support of grassroots America because we have an agenda that speaks to working people I'm Ben Thomas
How Russia Is Trying To Boost Bernie Sanders' Campaign
"Last month senator Bernie Sanders acknowledged he'd been briefed by the intelligence community about Russia's efforts to boost his campaign efforts that are unwelcome NPR's Tim mak looks deeper into what Russia's campaign to boost Sanders looks like Russia's campaign includes an ever changing number of targets based on Russian strategic goals including reportedly the reelection of president Donald Trump but its support for Sanders in particular has become an attack line take this example from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg during a recent presidential debate Vladimir Putin things that Donald Trump is should be president added states and that's why rusher is helping you but you'll have Sanders had this response Hey Mr Putin if I'm president the United States trust me you're not getting into it anymore American elections the Russian government's apparent campaign to aid centers would mostly be hidden behind the anonymity of the internet but there are ways to look to Russia's public messaging to see how they're supporting the senator Clint watts has been monitoring Russian interference as part of his work with the foreign policy research institute he says Russian state backed media was more neutral on Sanders in the fall but has begun to mirror pro Sanders talking points for scene four years ago but what's really come on strong just in the last thirty to forty five days are very similar narratives that we saw in twenty sixteen about Sanders on Russian news agencies RT and Sputnik what's noticed that Sanders received substantially better coverage than his opponents Sanders received a higher percentage of positive coverage two and a half times more than any other democratic candidates surpassing even president Donald Trump by that metric and Sanders received far less negative coverage than his rivals Jessica Brandt who works with the alliance for securing democracy has also examined Russian narratives about Sanders those tend to be that the corporate media and that the democratic establishment the DNC and elites are breaking the system against him and you know endeavoring to deny him a win another way to gauge Russia's support for Sanders is by examining social media accounts linked to their efforts in October Facebook announced it has suspended Instagram accounts with apparent links to the internet research agency a Kremlin linked troll farm based in St Petersburg Facebook share this data with graphic a social media analytics firm which said that four of the suspended accounts had a focus on praising senator Sanders he was the only candidate on the democratic side there was a focus of these fake accounts in some cases these accounts plagiarize memes and content directly from the centers can paint one post read quote millions of people in America want to get an education and Bernie Sanders is their last hope the centers can paint says Russia is trying to do their best to sow discord in the race not elect Bernie Sanders and campaign co chair congressman ro Khanna points out that the senator has been a fervent advocate of solutions to foreign interference senator Sanders has been at the forefront of election security what we need is paper ballots what we need is an investment in our election infrastructure what we needed is smart regulation against disinformation campaigns but Sanders is disavowal of Russia's efforts haven't stopped them we can yeah is the vice president of the national security program at third way a center left think tank that opposes a Sanders candidacy one of the things I think Russia looks at when they see Bernie is that he's someone who's talking about a rigged system he's talking about delete aren't with you with a long election campaign ahead this year the sense among experts is that problems with foreign interference are
Biden's victories unleash something he's never had: Money
"Joe Biden's campaign for the democratic presidential nomination barely had enough money to where television ads in critical super Tuesday battleground states then he won ten of the fourteen super Tuesday contests now the democratic establishment is pouring money into the Biden campaign donors say they're nervous that Bernie Sanders would lose the election in November to president trump but Bernie isn't ceding to Biden the title of front runner I think we go forward basically neck and neck read a folly Washington
What's next for Joe Biden after Super Tuesday?
"Can be twenty twenty on WTOP what a super Tuesday night it was this week for Joe Biden who captures super Tuesday victories across the south with strong support from African Americans in Alabama North Carolina and Virginia he also won Elizabeth Warren's home state of Massachusetts and scored a few upsets along the way beating Bernie Sanders and delegate rich Texas this morning USA today's Washington bureau chief Susan page on Joe Biden super Tuesday winds on how congressman James Clyburn is endorsement recently gave Joe a big big boost remarkable how powerful that endorsement proved to be for Joe Biden any job Jim Clyburn once in a blighted ministration I think you could probably get but there was another force at work here and that was the collective decision by the democratic establishment
Breaking Down Super Tuesday's Results
"Have Texas called in the last five minutes by the Associated Press Four Biden which was a slight surprise. I mean this was something where it was looking like a sanders victory up until a few days ago the polls were deadlocked and what happened is in the last three or four days Bernie Bernie Sanders Lost a lot of states that he was slated to win and Joe Biden consolidated a significant chunk of the Democratic Party. So is this a two-horse race? Yeah I mean I think the question is is it a one horse race There there is a possibility that Biden will create an insurmountable lead Going into next week Because one thing that's also very striking if you look at the results is that Biden performed everywhere except for the places that had high proportions of early voting in other words. Four people voted before south. Carolina's results were known and the narrative was that Biden's candidacy was flailing and Bernie was ascendant. So in in everywhere else Biden really over performed in a big way. The other thing that's very important to note is that Sanders argument throughout this campaign has been that. He brings new voters to the table new voters to the ballot box and that simply hasn't been shown by the data and in fact last night everywhere where turnout was up dramatically and it was up dramatically in some key states biden one big so for the narrative that we need a large coalition to beat. Donald Trump in November. The data is showing. That Biden is doing that and Bernie is not and if you're Bernie supporter. I can understand that it's something that's a difficult pill to swallow but it's what. The empirical evidence is showing through these Super Tuesday results. I mean because sound is slightly scary for some voters because of the socialist labeled but he's not really socialist in the sense that we would understand it. That's right I mean. I think the when you think about this from a UK perspective. There's a lot of Corbin. Comparisons Bernie is not Corbin. He's not nearly as far left as Jeremy. Corbyn but the US is not as far left as Britain. The US is right of Britain. And I think what's also crucial to keep in mind here is that the twenty twenty race is going to be decided by six. Maybe seven swing states. And when you look at which ones those are. You're talking Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Arizona. Florida Georgia those states have very little in common culturally. The one thing they have in common is that they're ideologically moderate and so when you look at places like I'm from Minnesota which trump lost by one and a half percent whether Bernie is socialist or not. That label is highly unpopular in the mid west. It's highly unpopular in places that are ideologically moderate. And so I think that you know Bernie was going to face. Some serious roadblocks to winning in November against trump with some of those label. Some of his comments from the past. That wouldn't have played well in the sort of you know bread and butter mid West Swing State voters who are ultimately centrists so Tuesday was going to belong to Bloomberg if we believed Bloomberg. That clearly isn't the case. Is he still in with a chance? And if he's not might he take those vast funds and place them behind some other candidate? Your answer great question. I think this is one of those things where you know for Democrats who have divided opinions on the candidates. I think the last night in America was a victory for Democracy with a small D. Because it showed that money can't buy elections. He spent a half a billion dollars. Five hundred million dollars and lost everywhere except for I think American Samoa. An overseas territory. So what Bloomberg is likely to do. I mean I've seen reports who knows what will happen by senior ports. He's going to reassess his candidacy tomorrow. if he's smart and his advisors are smart. He'll drop out Wednesday morning. Us Time and throw his billions of dollars behind whoever the Democratic nominee is and I think just to you a scale of how rich Michael Bloomberg is. I did the math on this if I gave you. Five thousand dollars a day every day. Three hundred sixty five days a year. I would have had to start doing that in thirty two. Thousand B C Twenty. Two thousand years before the woolly. Mammoth went extinct for you to have as much money as Michael Bloomberg today so he has a lot of cash and that cash is going to go very likely behind. Joe Biden's candidacy in the coming days and very much the sharp end of the Spear Against Donald Trump going into the general election. So before we get onto what I suspect is really very good news. Just a quick chat about the other candidates Elizabeth Warren and you'll see above who are still in the race. I mean seem not for much longer. Yeah I expect. Warren will probably drop out tomorrow. Tulsi Gabbard Should have dropped out months ago. Chelsea Gabbert has a constituency of exactly one person in that person's name has Tulsi Gabbard But you know Warren Warren I. I've been surprised by. She ran a formidable campaign. She's extremely smart and has done a great job in exciting of voters about her plans. So I would expect that there will be a push to get her endorsements For either Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. I also think that the the Democratic nominee would be very wise to pledge to bring Elizabeth Warren at at a minimum as a core adviser for the campaign the administration And possibly as vice presidential candidate or a senior adviser in the I also I mean the piece that I'm writing for the Washington Post. This morning is going to call for Biden to come out with a vice presidential pick now and I think the reason for that is because the party is divided between the sanders farther left wing and the Biden more centrist moderate wing and binding could go a really long way if he announced somebody like Elizabeth Warren Kamala Harris Stacey from somebody who fires up the Progressive Wing of the Party And and causes who are a little further left of bite into say you know what he understands us? He accepts that were part of the coalition to win and he's going to be running the candidacy that speaks to us. Not just to the moderates and of course the bottom line is who can beat trump. And you're of the opinion. That could be done. Yeah I mean I think this is something. Where were if you look at the swing states? That matter in November Biden is somewhat tailor-made for those states And there's been this narrative since two thousand sixteen because the political class so to speak was surprised by trump's victory that there's the secret sauce. That trump has that. He'll win no matter what but if you look at the polls. I mean most of the national polls have Biden up by eight points to nine points against trump and keep in mind. That trump was so worried about biden beating him that he able to get impeached over it. Dry trying to trying to damage Biden. And if you look at trump's tweets he is trying to say you know so. Division on behalf of Bernie saying the Democratic Establishment is trying to Rob Bernie Sanders supporters of their victory. Simply because he thinks that the way he wins either with Bernie candidacy over the divided party. Keep in mind that the the Democratic Establishment did not rob Bernie Sanders of the voters. The voters robbed Bernie Sanders the voters in this time because You know he he. Simply he lost the race You know ran I think fairly squarely one thing. That's very interesting to note going forward if Bernie decides to stay in the race. Even if next Tuesday's results are not favorable for him is that in two thousand sixteen when Bernie Sanders was trailing the delegate count. He said that it should matter. Only if you get a majority of delegates not a plurality he was going to fight to the convention and try to say though pick me as the nominee even if I don't have the most delegates this time around when he's had the most delegates when he's been the lead he said the exact opposite he said. If you have a plurality of delegates you should be the nominee will. We're headed for a scenario? After last night in which Joe Biden goes into convention potentially not with a majority but with a plurality and Bernie Sanders is on the records. Now saying that person should be the nominee so he may end up regretting Those words but it is. It is something that sets a precedent by which even if Biden does not get over the fifty percent threshold. That the rules say you have to. You could have his main opponent on camera many many times saying that effectively. If he's got the plurality he should be the nominee. I mean. A gamer of then Biden may yet beat trump. But we're assuming that this will be a fair fight and of course. There's nothing that you can see him about trump. We do not know how how badly he may try and ski this race. Yeah I mean this is why prognostication is a very dangerous game in In Two thousand twenty is that you have a lot of things that trump is going to be willing to do to break the rules. We we've seen that. I mean he was impeached because he tried to use US foreign policy and hundreds of millions of dollars to get a foreign government to investigate a political opponent in two thousand sixteen. Of course he called to jail his uplift his political opponent And and of course there's going to be the wildcards of Russian interference information more at CETERA. But there's also the wild card of the corona virus and how that's going to affect the race which causes some serious uncertainty forecasting months if not weeks into the future and we don't know how that's going to shake out but yes I mean I think if you're looking at places where trump is vulnerable and where he needs to win. Joe Biden is the candidate who is more like voters in those states than Bernie Sanders. I mean is something where you know in Minnesota where I'm from a neighboring Wisconsin. Both States Democrats need to win if they WanNa win and twenty twenty. Those states are not the ones calling for a socialist revolution outside of potentially progressive core in the urban centers. And what Biden did last night. Was He brought suburban voters to the polls and those people are the people who propelled the Democrats to the twenty eighteen victory in the house. So you know it's about building. A coalition of Progressives ideological moderates and even some Republicans who thank you know what trump is not a safe pair of hands to have when the country is facing a crisis like it is with corona virus. I think that might be the argument going forward. Brian. Thank you very much indeed. That's Brian Class in. Incidentally it's the first time I've seen him smile since two thousand and
Joe Biden Accepts Endorsements at Dallas Rally the Night Before Super Tuesday
"Okay as we approach super Tuesday there is a lot of campaign activity to keep track of people to judge the former mayor of south bend Indiana has endorsed former vice president Joe Biden the judge suspended his own presidential bid last night also today Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar plans to suspend her campaign and she also endorsed by them they're set to appear together in Dallas NPR political correspondent Asma Holland has been traveling with the biting campaign she joins us now has some other there are let's begin with this booty judge endorsement what did he say tonight well it just happened a few minutes ago here in Dallas and he said he was delighted he endorsed by did in part because you feel like you know this is not just about winning the presidency it's about winning the local Senate and house races and he made some sort of I think coded references to Bernie Sanders suggesting that being the loudest is not always about being right he also mentioned that he feels like Joe Biden it's just a particularly decent person he sees that he said would you run against him but also when you start your wedding comes with own hometown of south bend while he was vice president okay just a step back for a moment though I mean we see endorsements from the judge from club which are along with an endorsement from former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid which also came today for Biden how big a deal do you think are all these endorsements put together today I mean it's tricky I mean for Joe Biden said get news right you had a pretty rough opening to this primary season finishing in fourth place in fifth place he's I hope you had a remarkably strong last seventy two hours not only would that resounding victory in South Carolina but they're just getting us we would contortionist and really what we've seen is we've seen a moderate candidate in this race decide that they were going to coalesce around one single alternative to Bernie Sanders and they decided that that best alternative is Joe Biden you know on the other hand though Bernie Sanders had run at the anti establishment figure in some way not really he's in North Dakota bolstered his theory of the case which is that the democratic establishment it is not for him and they have never supported him and didn't you know he's not always been a part of a long time member of the Democratic Party right so if you're on the Sanders campaign right now I guess how might you be feeling seeing all these endorsements coming in for a bite and I mean it's a tricky thing to say what they wanted an endorsement from someone like beauty get you Bernie Sanders has really ideologically Gifford with substantively on the debate stage you know both provided an empty dejected suggested that Sanders Medicare for all vision which is too radical it was not in sync with what a vast majority of Americans wanted their queue and and really I think it's gonna Sanders campaign you're hot again the establishment and most of the north is that we've seen today well really good for Joe Biden in terms of you know consolidating the traditional democratic establishment support you know what Bernie Sanders I would argue it makes it a stronger as well so I I really would say you need a clarifying vision will be what we actually start counting votes I'm super Tuesday went fourteen states will vote right and speaking of super Tuesday I mean what do you think the effect will be tomorrow on super Tuesday and going forward of both the judge and any call which are not being in this race anymore I mean look Joe Biden certainly has much to gain specifically because we see these two candidates who dropped out of the race go ahead and line themselves up behind Joe Biden impact judge tonight here said that he was endorsing but any hopes that his supporters would join in and that I think would be most interesting out there is that when we look at some of the polls earlier in the week last week it looks like Joe Biden was really on the cusp of being viable in some of the states that means he needed needs to get fifteen percent in order to accrue any delegate to win clover shard JH no longer in the race at all it seems likely that he'll get at least a moderate this and at least that way you'll be viable and be able to get delegates and to me that is the biggest difference is that really will likely see many more places where bite in across the board is able to recruit delegates mark all right that is NPR's us Mulholland thank you so much
Former President Barack Obama says he will support winner of Democratic nomination
"Former president Obama has stayed on the sidelines during this race but he's saying he's encouraged by this democratic field more on that from merry Bruce former president seems to be trying to calm some nerves here and tamped down concerns of the democratic establishment won't be able to unite around a candidate Obama reiterating in a routine fundraising email that he will call wholeheartedly support whichever Democrat wins the nomination
"democratic establishment" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"A moment of so much as a Caucasus. Wrap up Annamaria sits down with me in the Desert Pines High School courtyard leaving her home in New York to join the campaign in Nevada and help get out the vote. Her job today is to speak to. Voters who's candidates aren't viable in convince them to vote for Sanders. I asked people to imagine what it would feel like to live in a country where we don't have to worry about losing healthcare if we change jobs if we move to another state I asked him to imagine what it would be like for our kids to go to college without being saddled by massive debt. I asked them to imagine what it would be like to live in a country where we're not constantly worried about deportations and I said if you like that vision that enjoying the Verney campaign. It's her first time campaigning. In presidential primary but she understands that Tinos are playing an important role in the elections and that Sanders is taking it. Seriously what do you think about? Sanders efforts to reach out and Organiz the Latino community throughout the country. His campaign has done such a good job. They I really engaged community organizations to shape their platform I know that they asked us what what should go into the immigration platform. What should go into the housing platform and then he has been so courageous at talking? You know by saying that he will include immigrants in healthcare that yes he will include immigrants in his promise of Free College And he will do a moratorium on deportation so I think the way that he has been bold and courageous on his issues has really Allowed people to kind of build deep trust and then on the ground like be. His campaign is amazing. Yesterday I spent some time Volunteering knocking on doors and the gathering the training happen in someone's living room. It was like twenty people high school students. A couple of teachers from the High School Some parents With you know. Blantyre's playing in the background and all of getting ready to knock on doors. So it's it feels compelled feels like that gathering felt like a gathering at my House. You know And it felt very familiar and very much like this campaign was mine. I think another thing that has been really important. Ny Bernie's coalition looks different today than it did in two thousand sixteen is because He has really his campaign has really made a very big effort to connect with organizations people's Organizations Movement Organization so Myron station the Center for Popular Democracy. Action is a network of community organizations. We endorse him after a long process of evaluating his platform and meeting with him and meeting with other candidates His campaign Was able to attract the endorsement of the sunrise movement of People's Action of Michigan Network of letting x people across the country. And I think they are. They know by the way that they courted These endorsement that they cannot do it alone that they cannot build a movement just from a political campaign And that they cannot win alone and they respect and value people who are organized and it showed up here in Las Vegas. They worked very closely with make the road action and Organisation of Immigrants Who actually had a huge rally just a week ago here in these high school in Desert Pines high school. Almost two thousand Dino's came and then marched with Bernie to an early voting site So that has been a really important different thing and many of the unions have sat out usually in presidential elections. The People's organizations that have like power are the unions but many of them have chosen to just sit back and watch the process play out which created a huge vacuum that community organization stepped And community organizations are connected with people in the neighborhoods in a way that you know no one can match so that has been part of the secret sauce of the Verney campaign. Unlike the days it took for the Iowa results to finalize in Nevada within a matter of hours of the Caucasus closing Bernie Sanders was the projected winner sanders. Actually one. More than seventy percent of the Latino vote in Nevada according to the UCLA Latino politics and Policy Initiative giving his victory speech from San Antonio Texas Sanders gratitude went out to the people in organizations. Who helped him get there?.
Can Sanders beat Trump? A growing number of Democratic voters say yes
"Joining me now from Columbia. South Carolina is the legendary civil rights activist former presidential candidate. The Reverend Jesse Jackson he won the South Carolina Democratic primary in both one thousand nine hundred eighty four and nineteen eighty eight Reverend Jackson. Thank you so much for being with us on intercepted before we talk about the specifics of Democratic Socialism. What's your response to these? Red baiting attacks against Senator Bernie Sanders seems to me if Bloomberg wonder feet trump run against trump and republican primary. This race began a year ago. He said the first ten rounds of the fight. The U on the fighting you live with around. He's I people tied and broke it. Kind of runs. Rochon them GRANDPA's rule. Do not make sense to me and have a white primary voters. And then you have New Hampshire. You Have Nevada and soft. Lana you the bother South Carolina Michigan Illinois on the Front side as a New Hampshire number. One number two. I think that you also have a situation. Where different parts of Super Tuesday? We knew it to be from California one beverage in America's California warrant that Rhode Island in one day. Is that against people who have no have much money. If you had. South Carolina Nevada Michigan Illinois come Harrison Buca was seven chance in Castro. They got wiped out in white bread. Moore's exhausting this time in the Monday Super Tuesday. We run from California to Rhode Island in the same day. Rational person has adopted from coast to coast. Was that kind of money. Burned sentences shown where he can compete. He does well. What is going to be difficult? Tuition competing vote in fifteen states on the same day while and he's going to be facing this onslaught of negative attack ads from Mike Bloomberg. Who's worth sixty billion dollars tech and burn about ten some Nice about Castro mentioned Batista? Things have people in context. I mean Batista. Cuban scene rollins for the rich and the gangsters because we merges in that situation and the people he was authoritarian but extremely began extremes. So I'm concerned that even the capsule thing is seen as Democrat in the same season from Nineteen Fifty. Five thousand blast been lynched. Almost new president the thing about the the thing about it. You Know Reverend Jackson at the same time that we have these attack ads running against Bernie Sanders and this relation of Bernie Sanders comments during the period of the US dirty wars in central and Latin America you have this demonization of Sanders going on. Because he calls himself a democratic socialist. If I know my history correctly the late Dr Martin Luther King and of course you were with Dr Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. You were there in the trenches everyday organizing in civil rights movement. Dr King also was red baited. Dr King also spoke of a democratic socialism and against savage capitalism. The operative word is democracy of one by the people we had democracy. And listen you. Cou exists democracy in women's right the boot coexist in democracy has denied the right to vote. So there's the socialize. The process helps here and job wages. I think they could choose. Those doesn't say Venezuela Cuba China in Bertha Cattle Roosevelt socialis rodent to polls the social security will almost the country subscriptions distance from rugged individualism Pool and substitute for the wealthy even today the socialism the rich true the have the tax cut deliveries and pay. No taxes does socialism in State Highway Socialism the military a social institution universities. The bridges supports ferruginous. Ruth Resistance Does always say now. Reverend Jackson it seems that on the one hand you have Bernie Sanders running against Donald trump you have Bernie sanders running against his competitors in the Democratic primary but I would also assert that in a clear sense Bernie Sanders is also running against the DNC. The elite of the Democratic Party's leadership and really arcane rules that you also faced when you ran for president particularly in nineteen eighty-eight that seem to want to give the power brokers the shadow brokers of the Democratic Party. The final word on who the nominee is going to be. What is your assessment of the way that the Democratic Party governs itself during these primaries and specifically regarding the Sanders campaign that will emission do rent puzzlement to the action? Mold stops all campaign. Burning represents a vast by people and destroy him to some unjust situation. Deportable will not be reconciled. They burn the inland war on on the same history in terms of sense of humanity and a sense of the projection legal protection protection there. Those who've been lockout talk a little bit about the campaign that was waged against you by powerful people in the Democrat Party when you ran your incredibly inspiring run for president in the nineteen eighties. Both eighty four and eighty eight will the notion that could not win was the UH buildings. All we got double digits without a budget. We've
"democratic establishment" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Member of the Communist Party or have you been a member of the Communist Party unfortunate and tragic but I have to teach committee that question. The question is have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? Many of the dishonest scaremongering attacks are being made by people who never say a word against us-backed dictators despots or death squads for the most part. These forces are happy to get in bed with dictators and human rights abusers if fits their political or in the case of Mike Bloomberg Business Interests Bloomberg not too long ago was Yukking it up with Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia enjoying a Venti starbucks as he stood next to a man who oversees one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world and murders journalists. Boomberg makes a ton of money doing business with the Chinese Communist Party and its leaders. Joe Biden was a key player in the start of the genocidal Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen. Let's not even talk about any of their positions on Israel and the Palestinians. Here's the major difference between those attacking Sanders and Bernie Sanders himself. Sanders has consistently opposed. Us Gemini that's why they attack him. These people don't care about human rights unless it fits their agenda if you actually listen to what sanders has said about left wing governments. He constantly offers nuance. He calls out authoritarianism and anti-democratic policies. Just compare Bernie Sanders analysis of China that of Mike Bloomberg who makes tremendous money off of China. Here's Bloomberg shaping not a dictator. He has to satisfy his constituents. Or He's not gonNA survive. Here's a constituency to to to to Answer to vote. He doesn't have a democracy. And now here's Bernie Sanders. I happen.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Elite and the one percent they have. They have literally on limited amounts of money. They have significant control over the media over our economy and over the political life of this country bought at the end of the day. One percent is one Bernie. Sanders has been in opposition his entire political career. He has run for election repeatedly taken on major corporate and political forces. He has been vetted. The campaign of Hillary Clinton spent substantial resources on so-called opposition. Research Against Bernie Sanders and produce absolutely nothing that could effectively tar sanders. One of the wealthiest people on Earth. Michael Bloomberg is right. Now spending mega millions trying to smear Bernie Sanders and it's a bit ironic and frankly nuts that bloomberg with all of his heinous well documented skeletons. That are not in the closet but are literally walking around in public for him to pretend to be the veteran chief of Bernie Sanders. Here's the fact if there was any real dirt I mean consequential facts about Bernie Sanders. They would have already been reported on leaked weaponized. And so what do we have now? Red Baiting this was predictable and it was definitely part of the Clinton attack on Sanders back in the two thousand sixteen campaign asking Senator Sanders. I think in that same interview. He praised what he called the revolution values in Cuba and talked about how people were working for the common good not for themselves. I couldn't disagree more. You know if the values are that you oppress people you disappear. People you imprisoned people even kill people for expressing their opinions for expressing freedom of speech that is not the Kinda revolution of values that I ever WanNa see now once again. This Red Baiting is emerging as a central tactic that is being used by Democratic Party elites and by Bloomberg Joe Biden yes people to judge and by Republicans and Donald Trump to attack him there. Is this alliance now between the GOP and the democratic establishment to use red scare tactics against Bernie Sanders? This is the central strategy of the bipartisan. Coalition opposing Bernie Sanders McCarthyism. But the problem is the real winner. Last night I believe was Putin I. We're going to have the most divisive election. If Bernie's the nominee we are going to see two very very angry people representing two very different extremes of their parties and I think that helps make America more chaotic. It makes us more divisive and I think the one that gets advantaged by that is Russia. You may not know it by watching major television networks these days but Bernie Sanders does not go around the country. Campaigning against the murderous. Us foreign policy of the nineteen sixties seventies or eighties or discussing Cuba's literacy program from the early nineteen sixties. He's not wearing a check of our T. shirt at his rallies. No it's the corporate media. Some of Standards Democratic opponents an elite democratic establishment figures the Republicans and journalists who are harping on these issues. Why are we talking about Cuba? And it's literacy program is it because Bernie Sanders is always referencing it in his campaign speeches and rallies no. We're discussing it. Because that is what mccarthyite corporate power wants to discuss in a dishonest out of context effort to smear Bernie Sanders. And by the way. Isn't it interesting? How these political forces are intensifying. These attacks after sanders historic win in Nevada which was propelled by the Latin x vote. Part of what is happening right now is most definitely an effort to weaponize cuban-americans for partisan political smear purposes ahead of Super Tuesday where large numbers of Latin x people will be voting and by the way the Cuban American community of today including in Florida is not the monolithic right wing. Constituency that these attacks seem to assume it is. The truth is that the attacks on Sanders on Cuba Nicaragua. Latin America Sandra statements in the seventies suggesting the CIA should be abolished. These are meant to distract and they are pathetic attacks. But if that's the debate they insist on having. Then let's have a real honest debate on the murderous. Us policies that sanders was opposing. I'm not saying that this would be a wise strategy for Bernie Sanders to engage in to proactively. Raise these issues on the campaign but if he's confronted with this intense fact free a historical red baiting. Yes he should talk about the actual history. There are much more urgent issues to address and Sanders always pivots to those as he should but for those of us who are not running for president right now or working for political campaigns for those of us for whom facts context in history matter. We should set the record straight in the face of these smears of this attempt to revise history. Let's talk about Fulgencio. Batista's vicious dictatorship in Cuba. That was backed by the wealthy power elite inside the US government and the private sector. That was the government that Fidel Castro overthrew and. It is indisputable that the Cuban Revolution brought healthcare housing literacy education to a country that had for decades been a US plantation with a bunch of casinos on it. Let's talk about the Vile us-backed Contra death squads in Nicaragua and its campaign of terror. Rape pillage murder all by the Reagan administration. Let's talk about the coups and assassinations and support for dictators and brutal thugs orchestrated by the US government for decades. If you trace the history of the United States vis-a-vis Latin America and Central America has never been a time when a country made a revolution for the poor people where it was not overthrown by the CIA. With the United States. Government for the Marines Salvador Allende was democratically elected by the people of Chile. He made the mistake of believing that his job as president of that country was to represent the people of Chile and he did his best and he was overthrown by the CIA thought. The interesting question is why does the United States government think whether it's Nicaragua or any other country in Latin a Central America that it has the right to overthrow those Bernie? Sanders came of age in an era where the CIA was being revealed publicly as a criminal. Enterprise overthrowing governments backing death squads actively spying on American citizens assassinating people. And you know what Bernie Sanders had the courage in real time to oppose it when it mattered. You see these cherry. Picking a historical red baiting attacks on sanders that we are seeing from Bloomberg. Buddha judge Biden never trumpers democratic elites media figures. It's propaganda it's rooted in lies and it is banking on ignorance of history. It's aimed at making voters scared of the read menace and it's an effort to try to prosecute sanders in front of their modern day house. Unamerican activities committee a.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of nineteen forty and the general Renault Calls Churchill and says it's overt and Charleston. How can it be? You got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over? He said it's over so I had that suppressed feeling. I can't be as wild as CARVILLE. But he is damned smart and I think he's damn right on this one now it has unfortunately become very low hanging fruit to look at. Msnbc's coverage of this primary for a sense of how out of touch delusional and frankly demoralized the democratic establishment. And it's pundits are but it really is something to behold. It's obviously these other. Candidates have not officially talked about it. It's obvious that he's never been vetted crash. I I've not seen the Party Region York Times or The Washington Post. Nbc News or anything else. Then you have this shameless class of neo cons. Lifelong right win. Republicans so-called conservative pundits who call themselves the never trumpers they have been in this weird alliance with the MSNBC DNC crowd in the three years of Donald Trump. And now they are all offering. They're unsolicited and unwanted panic. Adult advice for what Democratic voters should do and how urgent it is that they stop Bernie Sanders this tweet from never-trumper in chief Bill Kristol calling democratic members of Congress governors and other leaders. Could you perhaps say in public? What you say. In private that a sanders nomination would be a disaster for the party and that we're happen to win. His presidency would be bad for the country. I'm sorry but William Kristol Max boot David from all of these other neo cons have no standing whatsoever to pretend to tell working. People people struggling for Economic Justice Racial Justice Gender Justice against wars of aggression. They have no standing whatsoever to tell any of those people who they should be supporting in the race for the Democratic nomination. In fact I would say that these people should not be able to go out in public without being asked repeatedly about their support for all of the civilian lives across the globe that have been lost because of the wars that they promoted and enabled. These people are dangerous. Charlatans and it is shameful that some Democrats and media establishment figure so willingly ignored the atrocious careers of these people and embraced them as allies. These are for the most part Cold War armchair cowboys who do not have the best interest of the vast majority of Americans or the world at heart. They have spent their entire public lives on the wrong side of history as the United States. Senate up I do understand the power of the corporate.
Why Mayor Pete Buttigieg thinks he's the one to beat Donald Trump
"Mir p footage welcome back to the podcast extra. Haven't been good to be back all right. Let's jump right on in a row. Is it too late to stop? Senator Bernie Sanders. No but it will be if we don't get our act together. Look we have a very clear choice as a party. Right now We can take his approach and I recognize that he speaks for a lot of ideal ideals that we share but it's also an approach that is about consolidating a base and pushing away. People disagree you at a moment when I think we have to be doing the opposite now. We're only three states in We're on the eve of the South Carolina primary then come Super Tuesday but we could wake up after Super Tuesday with no going back and I think it's time to really ask ourselves how we're GONNA move forward I'm with US. You said It will be if we don't get our act together. What does that mean? What does that look like? Get Our act together. Of course what I think that should look like is to rally around a candidate. Perhaps the one candidate to have actually beaten Bernie Sanders anywhere in the country cycle which Which is my campaign and a look at a vision that can make room for everybody. That is very progressive and set up in a way that that can actually reach out to independence and android some Republicans over the line to because I think that's how we're going to win in November So that's the case that I'm continuing to make that we cannot Expect to succeed against the president this divisive if we're sewing a different kind of division from our own side there's a better way and our campaign shows the promise of making that happen and you mentioned divisive and and Senator Sanders sent out a tweet. That caught a lot of people by surprise. Were wondering if it was a lot and not him but he really did send out a tweet that said. I've Got News Republican establishment. I've got news for the Democratic Establishment. They can't stop us. How how would give me a reaction to that? Well I think it reflects a worldview where the Democratic Party is the problem. And that's not how I see things I've I've never automatically felt like part of any establishment obviously Competing as I am as a as a mayor from South Bend Indiana and not exactly waiting my turn but to to say that the big problem in America right now is Democrats. I think Mrs what's going on what's going on right now. Is We've got a president who succeeded with a hostile takeover of the Republican Party and a sense that our party has not been able to connect with a lot of people who would benefit from our policies who are certainly capable of voting for us. Think of all the people who voted for President Obama Just a few years ago and then turned around and voted for president trump. We can't let that happen again and part of why. I was very excited. About how competitive we were in the Iowa counties for example the digits that they voted for President Obama sometimes twice and then swung over to president. Trump is that we don't have to have a repeat of two thousand sixteen in fact the less twenty twenty resembles two thousand sixteen in all respects. The better does it offend you. That a person who is a member of the Democratic Party continues to thunder against the people? He'll need to win the nomination and to govern if he were to win in November. Well let me say this. Ultimately we need to unite the country and uniting. The country begins with uniting the Democratic Party. If you think the Democratic Party is the problem or even sometimes engage in rhetoric that makes it sound like Democratic Party is the enemy while competing for the Democratic nomination. That is going to make it very challenging to actually bring folks together in the speed that we need to in order to compete in order to win. What do you say to his supporters if you are the nominee and he isn't because it is no secret that the supporters have Bernie Sanders so-called Bernie Bros? I've been a victim of them. Lots of journalists have lots of politicians have lots of regular everyday people have been What's the word the kids are using a third over? That's a new. Oh yeah saying saying remotely negative things about Bernie Sanders. What do you say to them? Well I'd say you have a decision to make if this is about personality. That's one thing but if this is about policy if this is about Raising wages for workers if this is about ensuring the corporations are held accountable. This is about doing something on climate before it's too late. I will be the most progressive president in our lifetimes. It's true that I believe that some of the proposals that come from Senator Sanders go too far and and are not going to be a past anyway but Just to be very clear I am running to be a I think also would be the most progressive nominee. We've had in recent memory so if this is really about the change you want to see in the world and not how much you you feel attracted to the personality of one or another candidate. Then I'm offering just that and I'm offering it in a way that I think could actually unite an American majority. That actually is with us on these things you you'd never realize from certainly from looking at the Senate or even from looking at some of the coverage is it. There is a powerful American majority right now then agrees for example that the public sector should step up and fix the healthcare problem. Just as long as we don't force it on too many people that agrees that minimum wages have to go. We gotta do something about gun violence. We've got to create a pathway to citizenship. When it comes to immigration we got to act on climate This is an American majority. Let's let's galvanize it not blow it up. That sounds great. But what is your. What is your path after Super Tuesday and I focused on Super Tuesday because we go in rapid succession from South Carolina to Super Tuesday on three days. What is Your Path? Well we need to have a good showing in certainly on Super Tuesday and I think that we will We just We're in Virginia. Yesterday had I don't know the final crowd count but it was the better part of ten thousand. People are out there with amazing energy Same thing when we were in Colorado on our way out after the the caucuses in Nevada and we're going to work to compete in in every one of those Super Tuesday states. Look the reality is. There's no quick way to win But we believe State by state election by-election a we can piece together what we need Provided that I can do the job of Of gathering the support of those who are skeptical about Senator Sanders approach and looking for a better way. Go back to the basically the beginning of this conversation where I ask you about If we don't get our act together and of course it's all you think it's about coalescing around you. But there are a lot of people who are saying all. The centrist so-called centrists in the campaign are taking votes away from each other in allowing Senator Sanders to run away with it What would happen or how does that happen if you are? Senator Coburn Senator Warren. Don't get out of the race. I mean at some point after Super Tuesday. There's going to be a clamour in the within the party. How do you make the case to the party? That you shouldn't be the one below drop I would say that. So so if folks are looking for an alternative to Bernie Sanders and believe that there needs to be fewer alternatives in order for anyone to make it. Why would you look to the one person who's actually beaten him anywhere in the cycle as the one that you would ask to step aside You know we. We have been able to Defy all of the pundits expectations we have been able to compete Especially in again those areas that we're going to need in order to defeat. Donald trump that vote democratic usually but haven't lately and we've got a track record of ahead of a lot of the other people who are going to be Looking at Looking to their left and looking to their rights. And you're GonNa make room for me at the end of the day Voters are going to settle this.
Dems go on attack at fiery Nevada debate
"Man so many things to take from this debate I would say though out of this season I don't know if this is the best debate I forget who it was that you read from the best of a jump yeah ever but but certainly if if it's up there on the books you know it's of of this political season it's the best so far no doubt but it makes you wonder what Bloomberg was thanking you know you look at the delegate count here for the primary they change the way the super delegates vote at the convention after twenty sixteen because you have these pre I'm essentially pre pledges by some of the super delegates going to Hillary and the day date so the Democratic Party changed that to where the super delegates won't vote unless there is a a second round or there's no doubt that what what the first round unless there is no doubt of a winner in other words Bernie would have to get nineteen hundred and ninety one or more of those delegates right now he's in the lead that's what we say burning but you go to Nate silver's forecast and it has him hundreds right now hundreds shy of that nineteen ninety one mark I'm it is a it is a very odd very odd position for the party to be on extremely extremely rare but you look at the idea of a brokered convention anybody believe Bloomberg's going to just drop out before super Tuesday that's not gonna happen we don't know for such an high on my vitamins good gains if if now where do you know he's blown he's got at least see how he does well it or Zachary even though you've done yet whether it was like laying down about walking away from the table you're not gonna do that until you spin the wheel but the the whole thing with with blackness is all right Bloomberg's following it let's say there's a falloff goes where you and I were discussing this during the break some of the go to burning and you made a good point that you know people get on the Bernie bandwagon because they see him as the winner okay I want to be somebody who is with the winner I'm or they go back to fighting do they go to boot a judge I think you'll probably see that support drop but it won't drop is zero four but before Bloomberg it's not gonna drop zero so he's still remains the spoiler going in this super Tuesday I was so I was just reading this was an article yesterday before the debate mauling Mollie Hemingway from the federalist dot com fox news contributor talking about this was not how the twenty twenty race was supposed to be the end talking about Bloomberg even if he can buy the democratic nomination he's not what their base voters want a talks about that you know what the establishment was trying to do and after looking at the options and all that the plan was to give Joe Biden president Obama's vice president the nomination the media did their part suppressing negative messaging about the seventy seven year old who has never won a presidential primary or caucus they pushed an impeachment designed to suppress president trump's numbers heading into the election year and instead it blew back of them gonna help trump and hurt the Democrats and when Bernie Sanders seemed poised to win Iowa they drastically limited news coverage about the caucuses and she actually references to the the actual research that was done leading up to Iowa and how as they got closer thinking burning was gonna win that the news coverage actually on the networks just drop the stories on the actual well I will call causes but Biden underperform their than under performed in New Hampshire coming in an embarrassing fifth place you may do better in Nevada and North Carolina but his path is looking more like a slog when but Biden faltered the media looked at others in the center left field Democrats have two lanes essentially the Bernie Sanders lane and the center left lane sometimes misnomer by liberal journalists as a moderately pain despite none of the candidates in that lane being politically moderate sure the establishment would take Amy Klobuchar or even put people to judge or Elizabeth Warren over Sanders but if they're being honest with themselves they're worried that those candidates don't have what it takes they spent years getting high on their own supply about Biden's strain and trump's weaknesses but now they're coming out of their narco haze and they're panicking they're so desperate that they're willing to sell the party nomination to Mike Bloomberg of all people while his views are at odds with many of the Democratic Party base voters it's hard to get more establishment than Bloomberg who made billions selling his terminals to Wall Street this week the establishment is really amping up its flirtation with the wi New Yorker the billionaire businessman has not won any votes yet and isn't even on the ballot in the next two states holding elections but he has won support of many of the major media figures The New York Times yesterday had eight stories about Bloomberg on the politics page of its website compared to zero nine for the delegate leader and young mayor but a judge that is not an accident last Sunday's political shows featured nonstop questions and commentary about Bloomberg not the current odds on favorite to win the most delegates Sanders up until and unless he crashes in the debate or underperforms on super Tuesday there's an argument to Bloomberg should be presumed to be the front runner because he is the establishment's clear favorite of the remaining contenders and in the Democratic Party the establishment support means a great deal Bloomberg is spending on herds of amounts of money to essentially purchased the nomination he has spent more than four hundred million dollars in advertising get this now compared to eighteen million for the next non billionaire candidate mmhm he's providing ridiculously fancy food spreads as voter events and he's hiring people and good salaries through November regardless of whether he wins the nomination or not it's unclear how many people are simply agreeing to be bought and how many think his wealth is his biggest comparative advantage for defeating trump perhaps it's a combination of both but even if the media and democratic establishment are more than willing to be bought off our Democrat voters that pathetic possibly but there is reason to think the voters won't be as cheap a date as their leaders are proving to be so there you go let's note that some analysts are already comparing him to trump himself apparently on account of them both being brash New York billionaires Bloomberg is to be sure far wealthier than nearly every other human being on the planet but trump has charisma a base of support built around his brand and an actual agenda that is coherent in easy to understand he took on the establishment wing of his own party and legitimately excited a base that was sick of not getting his way on illegal immigration analysts interventional ism and trade agreements they deemed unfair trump hits on issues GOP voters a lot of it he won most of the votes in twenty sixteen most of the delegates and has extremely strong support inside of his party Bloomberg lacks charisma has no base of support and his campaign messages Mike will get it done and our sisters to claim it says nothing of substance in fact it is similar to Hillary Clinton's self focused I'm with her slogan down rather you guys how to read parts of it yes okay she goes on and talks more of you know about it there but I've you know you you think about that today and so you wonder what the response will be from the establishment media today that was putting their hopes in in in Bloomberg it look it was a terrible performance yeah I was horrible by the optics alone I mean he just looked it looked angry he looked fully unprepared because he was fully unprepared he looked you you said earlier deer in the headlights totally on so many things it looks
"democratic establishment" Discussed on KCBS All News
"The democratic establishment is getting nervous and they're going a little bit how can we stop another win here would give Sanders perhaps unstoppable momentum which is why each of the more moderate candidates made the argument that he or she is the progressive centrist around which the party should coalesce a small Mexican restaurant the powerful government employee unions have to be invited all the candidates to make a final pitch San Francisco billionaire Tom Steiner said he's best equipped to take trump down in the general election we're going to have to kick his **** on the economy he's lying his **** off in order to do that in order to do that you actually have to know something about the economy Steiner just like Joe Biden P. booted judge Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar hopes to pull an inside straight and finish at least a close second to Sanders in Las Vegas Doug sovereign KCBS the San Francisco Chronicle has endorsed Democrat any closure in California's presidential primary John D. as tells KCBS perhaps the most critical item of the editorial board considered was Klobuchar's ability to beat president trump in the general election we're looking for candidates who was promising things that here she could actually deliver and certainly came equipped her checks that box certainly are looking for somebody who can unify the party additionally which is going to be a big deal the editorial went on to say closure has the skills to unite the Democratic Party after the nomination fight the state's presidential primary is Tuesday March third city leaders in San Jose are debating a children's bill of rights KCBS is Jennifer Hodges has the story originally drafted by the U. S. and the children's bill of rights sets the standards to insure a child's physical social and emotional well being and so we don't have any guidelines that keep us accountable some of the city councilwoman Sylvia Iran US is hoping the bill of rights passes every school.
Breaking Down Bloomberg's First Debate
"Up on today's podcast. The ninth and possibly the liveliest democratic debate in Las Vegas. This was the first debate performance for Michael Bloomberg and the other candidates came out swinging. I like to talk about who were running against a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horseface lesbians and no. I'm not talking about Donald Trump. I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg. It was also the first chance for Bloomberg to respond to criticism on the public stage. Here's an exchange with Senator Elizabeth Warren as she pressed him to release women employees from nondisclosure agreements that prevent them from talking about sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. I hope you heard what is defense was. I've been nice to some women. The mayor has to stand on his record and what we need to know. Exactly what's lurking out there? He has gotten some number of women. Dozens who knows to sign nondisclosure agreements. Both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace. So Mr Are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements? So we can hear their side of the story. We have a very few nondisclosure agreements. How many finish. How many of them accused me of doing anything? Other than maybe. They didn't like joke. I told and let me let me play agreements between two parties. That wanted to keep it quiet and that's up to them. They signed those agreements and we'll live with taxes you know from all sides and just want to show everybody a quick exchange between Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg believed it Democratic Socialists. Working People not billion as healthcare for all educational opportunities. Chopstick we have the best known socialists. In the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. But I miss here. Well you'll still work in Washington housewives. The first problem live in Burlington House too. That's good and like thousands of other Vermont. Subba cap to give me for that whereas your home which talks which tax haven New York New York City. Thank you very much on my taxes. And I'm happy to do it because I get something for. Bloomberg also drew negative reaction from the audience for his comments on releasing his tax retur variously transparency Mayor Bloomberg. Your campaign has said that he would eventually release your tax records when it comes to transparency but people are already voting now why should Democratic voters have to wait? It just takes us a long time unfortunately or fortunately fortunately I make a lot of money and we business all around the world and we are preparing. The number of pages will probably be the thousands of pages. I can't go to turbo tax but I put up my tax return every year for twelve years in City Hall. We will put out this one. It says tells everybody everything they need to know about every investments that I make and where the money goes and the biggest item is all the money I give away and we list that every single donation I make and you can get that from our from our foundation anytime you want. And this was Bloomberg's response to whether he supported Senator Bernie Sanders proposal. That would require all large companies to turn over up to twenty percent of their ownership to employees overtime absolutely not. I can't think of a ways that would make it easier for Donald Trump to get reelected and listening to this conversation ridiculous. We're not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that other countries tried that was called Communism and it just didn't work again. That was an answer that actually agreed with. There was some people who said that's not the answer you given a Democratic primary. That it's an answer you would give if you were in the actual campaign against president trump but that was the one that really resonated with me with. Yeah okay. Honest answer on that part of Ari Fleischer on twitter last night tweet aways going on saying that. He couldn't fathom how the whole Party that nobody in the party when they're asking their capitalism everybody's there with the exception maybe of Mayor Bloomberg I think Amy Klobuchar also said that she was a capitalist of believe in capitalism. But you know you know how everybody gone mad that this is just not what it is but by the way I mean Look Bernie. Sanders calls himself a socialist. Whether it's a democratic socialist or whatever you WANNA call the it's strange led a little bit of circa firing squad feel for me or someone said a gun fight in a lifeboat or something like that. But but what what I'm coming to realize is that Bernie is in the stage. Yep He's got grassroots. He Does Sport. And these people are gonNA turn out and if he just keeps winning and winning and winning. I don't know what you do. There's a difference between the democratic establishment and millions of of Democrats. That are voting for him. And you can't just say no. We don't like the way this looks so we don't like our prospect and who knows what the prospects really are. You never knew. He may have some people think he might one four years ago if he so. I've always been a Bernie Bro and BRO now. Well no Birdie Bro. If I had to pick I'm not sure at this point I immediately came in and I said to you this morning. What else you got sick Bernie because you think that makes it better or ascribe any type of weird and just let's is beyond her hand in a while snow but seriously that's the sixty came up. You got anything got anybody else you got it. We're shoulders Howard Schultz. Is he done? He's definitely divall Patrick and he come back and Bloomberg's campaign seemed to acknowledge his difficulty with this last night. I think he got better at the end to answer at the end was a fairly strong answer. His campaign said he's just warming. I mean the. What's the the reason the night? By the way do you know Neil Patel? We've had on the program. The rights that that Bloomberg is the gap that Bloomberg's performance the gap between an influence or marketing campaign and putting an actual product in front of reviewers. And I thought that captured beautifully Ashley happening here and I think it is online he. He's you know if you had sixty billion dollars you really do start thinking that you just might us man and when it comes to the woman whatever you want to say it but when it comes down when when the rubber meets the road you really do have to debate and you need to be good and fast and strong and all those things none of which and I started feeling. Sorry for he did. Have everybody coming after is not something we really happy. Start Feeling. Sorry for him. But there's an old adage in its most Jewish things don't ever feel sorry for someone has a Gulfstream jet. You just never never feel sorry for someone who has a g six V you just. Shouldn't I mean there could be things that happened? They can always fall. But you still felt sorry for. It'd be because as you know and I've said it a million times. Maybe he's not a great debater isn't clearly but if you look at what? I what he did in the city in the public sector and then the private sector. We're different we're different on what we think is competent and a nanny. State to me is competent. Well no no. Other major initiatives took it was. Well run under Giuliani to look at him now than in your eyes. I mean you think he's like a lunatic. Look let's just leave it at Bernie Bro- stick with that. He's in the center. He's at fifty eight percent. Something on League dictums on CNBC earlier. This week I don't know if it was yesterday the day before and I guess. He said that he thinks. Bernie Sanders bigger threat to the markets. Then they'd run a virus and your lights night's performance. You wonder if there's anybody who's GonNa stop along the way but the market and took the Marlboros. Go UP THE STRONGER. He gets because he's a could be another McGovern. I'm not I'm not coming out of my no. Well we know what you think but put the markets aside. Let's Talk Real Economy Bernie Sanders. Wins Your CEO in America. You're see on America's because this to me is really to one thing Mike Bloomberg was right about okay. Bernie can't win but no I'm saying if Bernie wins I think that every ceiling American not to Bernie San monkeys flat out of my reread to leave the set. Look by the way people can carry where he says the same thing trump right and even even two months before he won. People would don't really you don't really think that's the same thing. No I'm not saying it's health your honest opinion of what is Bernie's if you had to bet all your money on what. What are his chances for winning? Is it twenty five percent? Do you think it's that high winning? In general winning in the general we in the journey and the general third no more than you think a third see. I think that's I don't think it's a third what was weird less gets overwhelming at all. No I think it's I think in becomes very what would there have to be more. I don't know what would happen. He'd have to be the nominee and something else anyway. Joining us right now with reaction to last night's debate pollster and political strategist frank. Bunce FRANK WANNA get your action to all of this. I think the whole night was challenging moment. I WANNA take you back to two thousand twelve when Rick. Perry was moving three or four points a week in the race against Mitt Romney. He participates in the first debate. And he's destroyed and it ends his candidacy. I think Mike Bloomberg we will look back at this debate potentially as the beginning of the end because he did not come across as prepared and more importantly I don't think captured the tone of the audience that he doesn't understand that there are more women than men who are Democrats that they don't like this Aggressive behavior and I don't think in Blooberg defense of capitalism against socialism. He doesn't realize that. So many Democrats prioritize socialism over Frank. I WanNa ask you about the preparedness issue. Because he I know we'll say he only got into this campaign ten ten weeks ago but he's been preparing for this for a very very long time. How could he not have been more prepared? Well and what were the right answers to some of these questions? Well I so I want viewers to know that I did work for Bloomberg in two thousand one and back then. He doesn't like language. He doesn't like debates he doesn't like that. Kinda give and take that's not what he's about. The problem is it's what the Democrats are about and he should've known that these candidates who are going to take him on frankly. I don't know what the response is for the challenge about the nondisclosure agreements in terms of capitalism vs socialism. He's GonNa Remember. You should know that. The average Democrat is working class. The average Democrat is middle income and having a capitalism vs socialism debate among the average Democrat. Bloomberg's GonNa lose that and Bernie Sanders and the reason why is leading right now is going to win that contest. Frank do you believe Bloomberg will follow through on his promise to spend another half a billion dollars defeating Donald Trump on one of these people that just you know completely eviscerated him last night. Have you think once he realized you just said maybe it's the beginning of the end of his candidacy? He sees it. He's not going to be the candidate. Will he follow through and spend another four or five hundred million dollars on somebody else well? He's not done because we still have a South Carolina debate coming up and Super Tuesday. If you look at the state by state polling Bloomberg is actually taken the lead in some of these states doesn't if you said that it's probably the beginning of the end it was. Do you believe he will follow through and spend his money to defeat? Donald Trump by backing Bernie sanders or the eventual nominee is. Do you believe he'll do? I think Mike Bloomberg will have a problem backing Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren because he simply disagrees with them ideologically on their economic last night's performance by Elizabeth. Warren puts her back in the game in a way that she might not have been just Twenty four hours ago. I'm going to surprise you but my answer is no because I don't like Democrats attacking Democrats they want you to focus on donald trump but that's what Bernie Sanders has been doing so successfully and he seems to be the runner. And that's exactly. Why is the Front runner and Elizabeth Warren Attacking Buddha judge as well as Bloomberg? I don't think that sits well with the average Democrat. I'm will tell you know. Sandra has been attacking his his competitors in this race. No He's been speaking clearly and loudly and pronounce way in a position that for the center of the Democratic Party. And they like what he's saying and he is going to trump more than the rest of them I think last night was a good good debate night for Sanders because he clearly articulated a point of view that none of you may agree with but for the center of the Democratic Party. Remember this is not the center of America for the center of the Democratic Party Bernie. Sanders speaks to them. He's emotional he's passionate and it's the reason why he's now the front runner and what we got to run but what happens if if he is the nominee against trump given what you know given what okay. What are your odds for the first time ever ever on a TV program? I will say that trump will have the narrowest of advantages narrowest inch. Yes that's all that's all this going to be a brawl. It's going to be ugly selection ever and even though centers outside the mainstream the press will protect him. The media does not want trump elected. It will come down to election day. Okay Frank clots with an interesting perspective. Great to see this morning. Thank you thank
Sanders Cements Front-Runner Status After New Hampshire Win
"Phase following Tuesday's New Hampshire primary senator Bernie Sanders won the contest former south bend Indiana mayor people to judge finish close behind him followed by centering the clover char senator Elizabeth Warren and former vice president Joe Biden this victory here is the beginning of the end but Donald Trump vulnerable Americans do not have the luxury of pursuing ideological purity hello America I'm Amy clubbers are and I will be Donald Trump we have beaten the odds every step of the way former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg looms and he is making overtures to African American voters I think we're going to do very well and in the African American community they need a good economy they need better schools and those are the kinds of things that I can bring him Josh you've been on the campaign trail with mayor Bloomberg all week can he get over his stop and frisk policy from New York and win over African American voters in South Carolina but more importantly perhaps in super Tuesday states in early March I was really stunned to see the number of African American supporters that showed up at his events this week as we were with him in Tennessee and North Carolina even in the wake of these tapes coming out and I asked them you know it is this something that bothers you and they largely said no I think there is there is an element that similar to Joe Biden where people feel like they know Mike Bloomberg because he's been on the stage for so long they say things like I know where his heart is but look there is Mike Bloomberg is a double edged sword in a couple ways the same elements that make him appealing as a former Republican because he seems like he might be able to peel off some trump boater center right Republicans make him anathema to the part of that democratic base that wants a progressive firebrand to push their costs and the same part of him that is sort of a a technocrat data driven let statistics inform your policy makes him appealing and and successful as a businessman and mayor also means that he says said a lot of things in his career that may be numerically accurate but are also very off color and and really run people long long way and may bloomers not the only one facing challenges with African American voters may have put a judge still faces questions about his policing record in south bend insanely senator any club which are on the rise from New Hampshire faced facing some scrutiny ever prosecutorial record yeah look I won New Hampshire are very different states from Nevada and the Carolinas in white very different from the states that will dominate on super Tuesday as well and for all the support we're seeing nationally like you look at the African American vote in particular right and no democratic nominee has won the nomination without winning the majority of that but it just doesn't happen everyone has been looking at former vice president Joe Biden but when you are a whole mess image is electability and you come in fourth and fifth in the early contests you start to lose ground we're seeing that already in South Carolina who's benefited from that so far in South Carolina Tom Stiers picking up some of those voters the Bloomberg is not conceding a lot of money on TV spending a lot of money he's messaging and all the right ways he's picking up on the people who are picking up on their own doubts about about Biden but nationally in the same national polls we've seen where Biden support among African Americans has been dropping Bloomberg has been stepping in to pick up some of those votes so it's still a very fluid race I was done and I was down in South Carolina last weekend I running story about Joe Biden there is giving certainly sees it as a far well it's a place where he has to turn around has to bring Afghanistan voters out I'm a lot of folks a mistake thank you still can I talk to Jim Clyburn this week because most prominent Democrat a mistake he says if you like himself today Biden when did you go to the polls a mistake by can still has a lead he has not endorsed with Steve Benjamin the mayor of Columbia of the capital there said to me if your heart given select ability if you're coming in third fourth and fifth in the state photos of a start taking other look to different people he has a he has a foreman and stuff you want out of black pastors and state legislators and others who were with him right now the question is if they see momentum fading what do they do it what about Bernie Sanders the Vermont senator he won New Hampshire Kenny stitch together a coalition especially as senator Elizabeth Warren struggles on the left well if you want to enter any near you very nearly one Iowa he won the popular vote in Iowa and so from his perspective he ought to be the overwhelming front runner considered that way and use it if you win the first two states you ought to be on a glide path to the nomination however I I think you there's a lot of caveats around that from visit the so called democratic establishment right is there gonna just I was when I was a lovely there is absolutely there is and and they are fearful that Bernie Sanders candidacy would not be electable and and that's on the minds of a lot of democratic voters as well that's why people are flocking to favor judging Amy clover charm my bluebird because they so desperately just want to be trump they're willing to forgive almost anything else no that's not true of every democratic voter but it's true of a lot of the non Bernie supporters and so they this faction of the Democratic Party the sort of mainstream of the Democratic Party is saying you know just because he's able to win in a fractured field with twenty five percent of the vote does not show that he can be the standard bearer for the whole party that he can broaden his appeal versus being just a factional candidates what's going to be his challenge going for to see if you can consolidate more the party around Josh I remember when I first met shoes at Pete booted judges campaign announcement south in Indiana a year ago you've been covering his campaign closely as well as a narrow second place finish in New Hampshire how is he capitalizing as he looks not only South Carolina Nevada but super Tuesday well he started to really ramp up his operations in other parts of the country he's says that he now is going to have staff in every state that is competing on super Tuesday what's the message though the message is that he is a coalition builder someone that can bring people together and that is some of these other candidates start to drop out in the field windows that he will start to consolidate some of that support from these other moderate candidates but one of the things that we've heard over and over again from voters the cycles were talking to them around the country is that you know in Washington we talk about sort of the progressive lane in the moderate lane and they're not thinking of it that way you talk to Bernie supporters who say you know my second choice is that people are judging talk to Warren supporters you say my second choice is Joe Biden and so it's difficult to predict how that's all going to play out as the field continues to get smaller senator clover char you've seen minority candidates struggle in twenty twenty in this democratic race female candidates have had a rough time with senator clover jar suddenly comes almost out of no where in finishes a strong third in New Hampshire Kenshi capitalize on that quickly enough to actually make a dent in this race and and be a contender you know we've seen her kind of step up to seize the moment in her own words there she sees that they have momentum she things are messages starting to resonate with what is that message right now it's that message of this is what makes sense to me that you know you don't have to go all the way to the left to go over this with a super progressive candidate you've got to have someone who can speak to some of these parts of America that voted for Obama NO eight and twelve and then went to trump in sixteen you had a midwesterner come into New Hampshire and do surprisingly well and that is a very strong message for her whether or not it carries her for we don't know she's not pulling as well as some of the others and about and South Carolina but she's got momentum on our side and that's at this point in the race that
Where does the Democratic primary stand after New Hampshire?
"A license join me earlier in the program from NPR she's also a familiar face on fox news talking about twenty twenty the Democrats and much more here's part of my conversation with Mara okay where to begin let's let's start with New Hampshire okay and your response your reaction your analysis now that were a bit removed from what happened about where this race currently stands I think the race currently stands with one candidate who seems to have consolidated the left lane of the party that's Bernie Sanders and the center lane is filled with candidates and sap lane has not coalesced around a single alternative to Sanders he's been winning with twenty two percent of the vote twenty five percent of the vote much much less that he got last time remember New Hampshire twenty sixteen a bit help be calorie Clinton by twenty two percent two got something like sixty percent of the vote what New Hampshire told us this time is a lot of that code for Bernie Sanders last time was anti Hillary it wasn't necessarily pro Sanders because that though didn't just go to another left wing candidate Elizabeth Warren get when people to catch any club which are it tells you that Sanders is the leader he has the most plausible path to get a plurality of delegates just what we see now but the big question is can the center left coalition around one person so let's discuss coalescence first on the progressive side you mentioned Elizabeth Warren she put out at this appeal basically pleading with her supporters earlier saying I need money and I need it now to stay viable through super Tuesday is she don it is done if he can't win somewhere where is she going to win that's a question I mean she was not just competing in New Hampshire he was from Massachusetts message right candidates have a built in advantage that mediate the share of media market with New Hampshire Bernie Sanders is also a neighbor but not the kind of neighbor that people from Massachusetts are so people really knew Alyssa formed in New Hampshire on a voted for her in fourth place and she also put a huge amount of time and effort into Iowa a massive ground game she came in distant third then really stumbled I mean fourth place in Iowa a in in New Hampshire rather is is really catastrophic for her and that's your point is right I look ahead to the next couple states and then super Tuesday where do you see a you know low hanging fruit to be plucked by Elizabeth Warren to actually know where I don't really see nowhere nowhere I don't see one do you think he might want her to stick around just to to eat out aggressive voters so it doesn't get easier for Bernie no yes if that was true but I don't think her voters work all going to Bernie I'd like early on progresses decided if we want to choose between two left wing candidates let's choose the guy who's been around the longest and has never wavered in his belief in our again that may pick Bernie what he started shedding voters remember Elizabeth Warren was once at the top of the heap at the polls when he started hitting voter she showed them to Amy Klobuchar and people to catch so that was pretty interesting this is not has not been a neatly dividing ideological race very important point and I just add one note on that yeah so I saw morning console call where they ask democratic voters for their second choice right to the got their favorite but if not him or her then who and among Joe Biden's supporters next on the depth chart number two choice was Bernie Sanders and rally for Bernie Sanders yeah yeah everyone keeps saying well if if these people all get together then they can stop burning and it's just not quite that simple but it is very obvious that the establishment of the party the center left they're getting extremely worried about Bernie Sanders James Carville is out there shouting to anyone who will listen this is a disaster in the making listen to cut five he was Carville on TV there's a certain part of the Democratic Party wants us to be a cult I'm not interested in being in a call I'm I'm seventy five years old I'm just not a not a very cold to person the only thing the plane began nine states in the abyss if the Democratic Party and if we go to where the British labor party if we nominate German Coleman is going to be to end today I am I'm scared to death I really am the end of days and of course the Jeremy Corbyn references to Bernie Sanders Bernie firing back in cut for Hey was it all the respect is a political hack who said very terrible thing was what he was working for Clinton against Barack Obama Vicki said some of the same things we are taking on troll the Republican establishment call gold and the democratic establishment but at the end of the day the grass roots movement that we are putting together of young people of working people of people of color want real change
Bloomberg said in 2015 'all the crime' is in minority areas
"Money former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is facing some fresh scrutiny today what's going on yes a lot of scrutiny there's tape of him saying that back in the nineties we put cops in minority neighborhoods because that's where all the crime rose was course black leaders will tell you that's also where the victims of crime work but that policy had the unintended consequence of arresting more black kids for marijuana than white kids and that is going to be a real issue for him in this primary so given how fractured the race is who's going to take advantage of this do you think will Bloomberg's relationship with the black community is clearly going to be part of the big battle in the primary especially when you get to super Tuesday states with large numbers of African American voters his competitors will draw attention to it but right now the person really working this is Donald Trump he tweeted the Bloomberg is a total racist kind of just like he used the nineteen ninety four crime bill against Hillary Clinton to great effect he is now trying to use it against Bloomberg he's not just tearing Democrats down he's also trying to boost Bernie Sanders here's what he said about the muddled Iowa results at a rally he held last night in New Hampshire I think they're trying to take it away for birdie again I think Bernie came in second can you believe it they're doing the do you get any they're doing did you get so he's clearly trying to appeal to Sanders voters a lot of them are in his white working class demographic he wants them to be upset and angry at the democratic establishment he's trying to create as much discord and disarray within the democratic primary as he can at the same time undermining whoever might cut emerge as a
Bernie Sanders hits Joe Biden on Social Security — again
"Biden H. Q. Bernie Sanders campaign is unleashed a barrage of negative attacks lying about and distorting Joe's record there even pushing around a deceptively edited video and saying he agree with Paul Ryan about wanting to cut social security stop reading now what I get from that in trying to recount to you as screech screech Paul Ryan social security Joe Biden's on the defensive that's Liz warned Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden is Bernie leading in some poll I haven't seen John what's happened what thirty finishes well in the end and he always outperformed in key states in two thousand sixteen so we worry about the late Bernie surge based on his grassroots support the fact that he's well known for that race city three three hundred million dollars which for insurgent is pretty darn good scratch so the democratic establishment is paranoid about Bernie not only because they don't think you can be trumpet they think you would be terrible for the down ticket Democrats and remember John twenty twenty is the year in which we learn who will control the state legislature and redraw the districts in twenty twenty one and twenty twenty two and if birds at the top of the ticket they are terrified that they will be in a disadvantageous position no history says John whenever there's an anybody but movement that's the winner when everybody attacks one person that's the winner that's what history set is it different for the Democrats well the thing is with the Democrats are they're delegate selection process is so cumbersome so arcane that the Democrats still believe that as long as they prevent burning from getting a first ballot majority the super delegates of the second ballot can deliver the nomination to Biden and crush Burry the problem is that comes at a fearsome cost because Bernie's people will be convinced the election was stolen from them I see are your measure Bernie Sanders campaign has he done something differently recently that they're all suddenly fearful of him I thought that they were happy to have him bump along representing the progress of splitting the progressives of with Elizabeth Warren and then go away quietly well he the Democrats privately told me he fooled us he had a heart attack we thought he was dead and he kept organizing behind the C. setup is backed the star Democrat if what does that do a sense of false security so they were not ready for this were actually looking at a Democratic Party doesn't have a plan be about burning I I can't tell sometimes because these are all many of one foot in the grave Joe Biden attacking him on social security is that the way to go is that the way to stop burning who would who would doubt Bernie Sanders on social security who who would take him on a seventy nine years old you know just remember that the definition of an anybody but candidacy is you throw the kitchen sink that to live that's the definition of what
Bernie Sanders Sits Atop New Iowa Poll Ahead of Caucuses
"For talking democratic presidential politics here a little bit tonight senator Bernie Sanders who is is catching it from all sides because of the momentum that he has going into the Iowa caucuses and according to some the realistic possibility that he might be the one up against president trump the top of the ticket in November so here's a Bernie Sanders leads the democratic field up in Iowa this is a demo in register CNN there's twenty percent of likely democratic caucus goers name Bernie Sanders as their first choice yeah who was with Warren second at seventeen percent but a judge at sixteen percent former vice president Joe Biden at fifteen percent so when you take a look at the margin of error I mean it's still pretty close but it's not the first poll that Bernie Sanders has has been the leader then I will get to New Hampshire polls in just a moment and he's right up at the top there as well and your C. say come on can a few weeks away from Iowa I was one St what's the big deal here what's when you make enormous about well if history tells us anything the last four Democrats to take first place in the Iowa caucuses Al Gore John Kerry Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton they went on to win the democratic nomination now only one out of the four were successful ultimately and yet it is a a glimpse of of history terms of the significance of the Iowa caucuses here's another poll I would Democrats Sanders by noon but a judge tied at twenty three percent Warren at sixteen percent Amy club which are at seven percent and then everybody else's is way down the list so the the the Bernie surge and but he's taken it from all sides this seems apparent to me there are some in the democratic establishment who are looking for a way to take that
"democratic establishment" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And democratic establishment should stack up and actually create a plan to stop this crisis. That imperilling all of our generations lives at the actual, right? That's the history speaking of history, and as you alluded to earlier, there's plenty it was called the new deal. And that was the original means by which an activist government mobilized against the ongoing catastrophe of the great depression with public funds public works vast infrastructure expansion and so on not because even in nineteen thirty the public loved to socialist style command economy, but because the alternative was economic collapse. The methods of normal had to be replaced. Bye. Serious clam with bananas. Circumstances are parallel even if you look at the lead up to the new deal. So Herbert Hoover who dealt with the very early days of the great depression was consistently unable to figure out what this crisis was he didn't know the scale that what had caused it. And with so committed to the idea of private businesses being able to meet the needs of the people that he really was just so opposed to the idea of federal intervention in the economy, and so one of the first programs that he unveils had campaign to encourage people to invest in charities that doesn't work, and they're just really wasn't an avenue for folks who were struggling to get their basic needs met. And so there was this sort of math social uprising from people who are being thrown out of work who couldn't feed their families saying Cleese have the government intervene in our lives to make them better. And so that was sort of the call that FDR brought into the office and how he got another office. Even as he was governor of New York implemented several programs that would find their way into the new deal later on earlier, I mentioned flipping the narrative on the other hand, I kind of feel like jor El on krypton, and we're like the world is going to end in twelve years if we don't address climate change and your biggest the ticking clock is still a part of the pitch. Yeah. And I think that is certainly a part of referencing back to the new deal, and the other thing that people bring up often is the mobilization around Mobutu, which looked at a similar access central threat and voted a massive amount of federal resources to confronting it. And I think that is absolutely. The mindset we need to be and there are climate scientists are increasingly calling for quote unquote, wartime footing to deal with climate change. I think the new deal and the great depression and something like the moon landing if we were to combine. And all those things together. Then we might start to get a sense for the scale of work that this transition will require and the sort of vast nature of it. There is significant by already from some key Democrats will you fully endorse the green new deal tonight. I support a green new deal. Well, we have to have a green new deal for America. We need a green new deal is creating many millions of decent paying jobs transforming. But as a society, we've been fighting over health insurance since the nineteen ninety s so. Yeah, krypton and all that. But Republicans does the future of green new deal not hinge on people who simply don't want any part of it. Yeah. It's a good question. But I think what the green deal framing does smartly in the people pushing for our smartly getting around is this tendency within environmental groups to sort of go begging to Republicans to say, please support our climate policy will make it as weak as possible if you just get on board, and we've seen this time and time again, most notably in two thousand nine with wax and Mark with this cap and trade Bill ratifies. The fact that emissions trading is a policy tool that will be employed which started off somewhat decent legislation for the time. And through the course of debating just got watered down so much to the point where if it had been passed that Bill would have kneecapped the environmental protection agencies in ways that Andrew Wheeler. And Scott Pruitt could really only dream of. And so that has been a trap that I think a lot of environmentalists and Democrats have fallen into saying that you know, we only get kinda of. We convince enough Republicans to get on board. But as we've seen this is such a deeply partisan issue that I don't think Republicans really come to the table and good faith to debate climate policy. Particularly not given the millions of dollars that they got from the fossil fuel industry every year in campaign contributions. I want to end by bringing this back to something. I was kind of hinting at in the introduction. And that is President Trump's obsession with migration at the southern border. Now, the fact checkers have documented chapter and verse why almost everything he says about the threat is untrue. But the irony of this conversation is that if the climate is left unchecked. It'll all come true. Some of the migration that we're already seeing from Latin America is due to folks not being able to harvest their crops because their field are going follow because of the effects of. Climate change. That's not all of it. Of course. But climate is sort of a factor in why people are heading north and seeking jobs and cases protection. So we will see more migration that is just sort of a reality of the world that we're living at no matter how quickly we mitigate climate change. But I think this gets back to something that is really powerful. I think about the green new deal framing, which is that we have to learn how the state can do things how the state can learn new tricks to deal with very different worlds. Climate change will affect every single policy field in the next century. And so immigration is a climate issue. Whether Trump talks about it like that or not, and it deserves folks who are thinking about climate change to have a real response to that. Which take seriously the need to have a really humane approach to inviting folks into the country. I think. Okay. Thank you very much. Kate aaronow is a contributing writer for the intercept. 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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old political newcomer, unseats Rep. Crowley
"The political world still buzzing about that big upset and last week's primary over in the fourteenth congressional district bronx queens with that wcbs reporter peter haskell now as the final segment of our series the new wave women in politics this was a political earthquake alexandrio cossio his victory over ten term incumbent joe crowley shook up the democratic establishment i know that new york machine politics is rough and to kind of it is it you know to choose to expose yourself to that is a big decision but we can't we can't afford to be scared right now we have to be courageous we need to have the courage to change and we need to have the courage to grow and change our representation okaz cortez is a twenty eight year old latina and while the rage net necessity might have been a factor so were her roots in the community and our energy we've mobilized tens of thousands of phone calls and door knocks in the district and we have a presence here we are here in oftentimes when we not come into commodore it's the first time that anybody has not gone that person individuals door prepped congressional campaign in our districts crowley's come into play since he allowed her to tap into a certain restlessness we have mobilized in electorate that has never been excited about politics before that might be where the lessons from her race her transferable to other places and beyond the new wave of women except for teach democrat running for new york attorney general she gave governor cuomo or primary scare for years ago it's an enormous show to the whole state into the whole country that the old rules don't apply and that people are hungry for big big visions true structural change that we can't just keep going with a calcified politics have good enough but okaz he'll cortez believes gender does matter right now congress's eighty it's eighty percent male and that creates really big blind spots we're having conversations about health care and family based policies and work and i think that we have a congress that that represents across all of our intersections the people who reside in and live in the united states we get better policy that thirst for change seems true for republicans as well as democrats peter hence gold wcbs.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
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"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"The longer than that and even obamacare uh you know they they've been able to knock out the less popular parts of it the taxes mandates uh but even running for seven years and the idea that are gonna repeal obamacare they couldn't get rid of its citizens are concrete benefits that people feel so the so the idea is get a progressives democratic majority in there that that makes big steps forward and then be prepared to get wiped out because people people are angry uh but when you get wiped out and you will have let's see put in place medicare for all you did it free college or whatever whatever you did you know you're going to be able to defend it from the minority because it's so popular and then when you get back into power be ready to uh you know be ready to advance it further so that be that's his idea of how to think differently about what's possible um with with legislative majority is than than just simply saying okay well let's let's figure out a way that we can just have a have a permanent majority ryan grim the pieces the deadenders candidates who signed up to battle donald trump must get past the democratic party first it's in the intercept we will linked to it as always thanks so much man i really appreciate coming on thanks for having me all right folks we're gonna head to the fund half of the program just a reminder it is your support that makes this show possible every day we strive to give you some high quality.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Who who they also very recently now we have a better sense of what was going on may be but but rahm emanuel got a lot of credit for that and on closer inspection he doesn't even deserve it in fact he lost races probably that we could have won and in this instance though it comes the other way if the left can win these primaries and then take advantage of the wave of bomb then there's going to be a lot of credit there in and lastly and i know you've got to go but just talked a little bit about michael poured sewer he's the political director from the afl cio and he has a theory about what is going to be happening with elections going forward and how the democratic party should reorient itself in terms of perceiving what you wanna do like the building of longterm majorities versus the building of arm term like uh policy wins great the idea think about politics at a new toward making people's lives better which is the kind of a radical shift in washington but the idea is that with so much anger out there uh about inequality and and and everything else that has fuelled your wave after wave starting in two thousand six and then culminating with the election of donald trump the idea is that the old strategy the old goal of a permanent majority in by permanent you might mean ten or twenty or thirty years um should no longer you could goal because it's not just simply not attainable your your nobody's going to nobody's going to have a 20year majority in a country where people are furious about everything no no matter how good you are going to get you gotta get tossed out so the idea then is that when you get into office you should be ready to implement and execute on and in a very bold agenda that going to be popular in the sense that it can't be undone when you're wiped out two years later and you have four years 'cause if you have a if you have the white house and then you can blocks uh the new majority from undoing uh what what you did you know that the two models would be uh the tax cut that the republicans just jam through you know they may lose the house uh but there are going to be able to hold on to.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"All right but up uh and so there's that element of this in in which all interested it makes sense that has its own internal logic all grow of course because you have a bunch of individuals who are looking out for their own best you know their own incentive structure and there's nothing offsetting it in any way i wouldn't be surprised if there were either direct kickbacks to those from those consultants or at the very least sideways kickbacks right like down the road incentive structures but what a down the road infrastructure on your way to outright if you need help setting up your firm or you want to become a partner at our firm of credit coling at midwicket political director you can come work for wedding target strategies of course in and here's the thing is that a the democrats don't have a karl rove figure who is willing to shut the barn door essentially after he gets get eur after he gets out but there's also a difference insofar as the do republican party relative to the outside groups now have it has a much different dynamic you know you can talk about the the d triple see verses let's say you know our revolution or justice democrats or you know people's house project and the money dynamic is no where relative to what the republican party is to sail its uh you know the americans for prosperity or the coat brothers networks right i mean there are big dinners structurally right in the co the coq also uh and they've right you know they cried and fell more than democrat grew a people in their understanding of business and so the co did the same thing we're not paying this that fifteen percent recall uh you know we're going to figure out where to get there.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"On some level there may be just sort of like personal animus rain or just not even sort of like a uh you know some type of of formula and then the other aspect of this it seems to me and and i want to get to the ideological aspect but the other aspect i think it was oh gosh oh lynch he said in european the democrats and republican parties are commercial enterprises and this also reminds me of my experience it air america where it was just like you had these uh failed radio executives who came in and they had access at one point we were going to have like blue state digital before it was blue state digital had offered till i g o target exactly people who would be like a one to one yield on a for a mehler as to who would be an error america listener right and you're telling these radio executive people it and they're like now i'm just gonna go with the guy i used to use for contests on this on this you know this spanish radio station i did and because in the reason why they're doing that is because they're gonna use the company money to pay a buddy of theirs so that when they're out of a job their bodies going to help them out and it's sort of feels like there's a huge element like that that's in play here too right and that goes back to your other point at whether what what people are looking out for other it's the organisation the party your or their own interests and you know human nature you know you got kids you look out to your own interests like that's that that is how that's how people operating soast lynch steve lynch's argument he's a congressman from massachusetts it 'cause it's a commercial enterprise and and what he meant by that was that it it is it is built and reproduce itself to feed the ecosystem of of consultants who may make their living thoughts of off of.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Army to go out and say we should be supporting this person and people don't talk much about minnesota because uh clinton ended up winning it but it was razor thin ice whose what ten thousand votes or so um and it almost fell the trump so this is not a good year uh for for democrats minnesota even though she even though she ended up can get out the end so the d triple see comes in and they're just like yes uh what's the theory if we raise even more money she'll be better this time or she's learned a lesson or or what well actually i actually think there's a chip pretty good chance she does doesn't let's say she wins the primary i think should decent chance she does win just for this reason that you're gonna it's going to be more democratic year properly that i was in control in 2016 this time the uh that third party candidate is not running it as running offer senate which actually could end up coming back to bite them because they have to senate races since the kush franken out at two senate races on the ballot and they have a third party that at but that's a separate issue so without the third party can't it was more energy then you may just thought on a on a sheer numbers game um put her over the top but it goes back to the question of what kind of party are you trying to become the he you've could have put erdmann i'm sure uh on that doubt line as well and and he could have one on he supports medicare for all he supports free you know he supports the whole kind of the bernie listed policies um so you're gonna send a democrat to congress from that district probably this cycle uh but the parties choosing this but medical device executive who uh you know just a couple years ago was directing the corporate pack that was funding republicans actually.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Forming um everybody on the ballot she did she did worse than hilary clinton um she did worse than uh the state house candidates in that district is worse than the state senate candidates uh district there was a third party in independence party candidate who peeled off about thirty thousand votes which which would have uh been the difference if somehow she'd nash and win every single one of those uh and so uh it was it was a it was a well run race from the perspective of washington raise the right amount of money ran the right kind of ads you ran the right kind of campaign uh but it it performed badly uh so she she's running again uh in in twenty in 2018 and this time a uh a guy who volunteered on her campaign whose ate a football coach and a uh a a uh american government teacher in in minnesota um you know lived in minnesota's whole life uh decided decided to run um wanted and he was one of these people who was inspired by the you know the women's march and the and the energy against uh th energy against trump to finally say you know what i'm gonna i'm gonna get off the sidelines but the differences hugh gregg as you know millions of dollars that at her finger tips to run a campaign erdmann uh he went down to 80 percent eighty percent time as a teacher so he could keep health insurance but have time to run a his wife's took on a second job you know so they could you know so they could get get by with its reduced income uh and he he just has not been able to um to raise the mice this is one of those cases where in some of the cases around the country that the the progress candidate did manage to outweighs the the kind of uh partybacked candidates miss in this case he never caught on in parvez it there's there's so many um of these candidates around the country that the groups the small dollar groups who are looking to.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"That's all of the key you know democrats in the congressional delegation plus the governor uh too endorsed him uh for instance um so you know you look around the country and you see this happening and that would be one thing if there were only one democrat the race and they're all rallying behind him or her to beat the republican in the general election but then you you look closer and you see that there are actual uh challengers to them who have sole staffs who have thousands of volunteers behind them who have uh you know thousands of small don't donations that are coming in on giving them warchest better in in some cases actually greater than uh than the centrist candidate the party is is getting behind right so i mean i let's let's also just make make it clear when we say the d triple see we're talking about a tell us who the d triple see is relative to say let's say the dnc or the senate version of the de triple c just so we get a sense of like what what entity were talking about this is that for the house campaign arm so they're they're only job is to uh recruit ca a house candidates uh fund health helped helped them fundraise um help the train you'll help them with media resources and you wanna set strategy for uh for the midterm campaign and it's it's run by by nancy pelosi who who um you know actually the there was a revolt in the in the caucus democratic caucus this year so um they party insisted on being able to elect to the chip the chair of the of the de triple see uh but only one person ran and it was uh been rely on uh pelosi blows he's pick so uh for all intents and purposes she's they'll picked ahead of it but um you greater intense like she she does a lot of the fundraising for it and she calls she calls the shots so this is her.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"And unamerican unamerican somebody's a treasonous i mean i guess why not what we call that reason why not i mean they certainly didn't seem to love our country very much he's back in form that he he is had such a drought recently thank you preciados i dunno somebody said treasonous we will build class of that the weight loss the way he uses that it could be somebody in the crowd or could be he heard just somebody like maybe his son or something or maybe he just was sitting around in bed last night going it's treasonous but i can't say that i can say somebody else said that i mean that's his his whole schick right i mean huge we tweet and and again again in in our a rap eminent music mack it misery retreat so there it is uh thirty somebody said maybe let's start the show trials the same didn't applied didn't applied maybe the same friend that went to paris treasonous bad energy go anywhere i hear the judges bad energy had energy nuclar total lack of energetic allied couldn't even look over to them that's a charge hurdles not bad as leonardo creators espionage highest ratings vinnie show trials in history folks lattes are the excellent do we have time for this i think we do we have a paul ryan's yesterday which we showed paul ryan's tweet that he pulled down our yard is paul ryan said a secretary to public school in lancaster pennsylvania said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up one dollar and fifty cents a week she said that will more than cover her costco membership for the year.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"There is a story at the it was in new york magazine or uh well know that when was in wired but there was another one that suggested uh muller is looking into the targeting of voters in wisconsin in michigan by russian facebook bought but um and possible uh communications between the trump campaign um that would have sent voter file data because it look it's highly unlikely that it's one thing to try mess with the election you'd have to be fairly sophiscated to to know where you couldn't without having the the voter data files of you know the certain counties that you would want to uh geo target with your ads nonetheless apparently muller is looking into that type of collusion as one of the things that we did talk about way back when and i still would argue that to the extent that anyone on the trump campaign oh sent that type of targeting information to the russians they did so thinking they were talking to the same guys that who steal credit card numbers for their bodies who could very well be the same people frankly um but i don't know that the you know officials in the trump administration would have to know that they were colluding with russian national operatives as opposed to just you know the serbian hires of russian mafiosi guys we know we will deal with the mafia we had no idea but nevertheless that is a roundabout way to go to say that donald trump clearly has treason on his mind he's a little bit nervous and uh one of the things that i think it's her to be standard practice in the context of a political campaigns uh particularly as operated by the republicans is projection right i mean we know back in two thousand four george w bush.
"democratic establishment" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Um and but the fact of the matter is that fifty percent of stocks are owned by a a small fraction of the american public yes there are pensions but um like i say you a daytoday fluctuations in the market monthtomonth fluctuations in the market uh and particularly of this size uh it is just an example of how narrowly focused our media is on uh on on specific issues i i'm just i find it fascinating in hilarious in some respects um but we will but we won't talk any more about that because i don't really care i mean unless unless we see direct evidence of donald trump feeling uncomfortable yet on fashion i'm done and less i can contribute to sort of lack of faith in the market personally on all the talk about an you made a good point the other day about the stock market i think which would have stocks running along the bottom of every news program and for most people that's like getting news from another planet or something i mean honestly it's it's been like this for forever i remember being a kid in watching it when i was like eight watching see nbc and being like oh my god all the other areas are green and thinking it was like awesome seeing it actually does matter to normal fee there you go but i like green arrows ladies and gentlemen as you know her donald trump seems seems to be getting increasingly nervous there was actually a story and and you know all of this like robert muller looks like he's investigating this robert molly looks like he's investigating that stories um i i feel like there's not a month that has gone by where you don't see a story of like robert muller's investigation is further along than you think and the pacers picking up i feel like that is a headline we see everywhere.