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Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit
"Fox news will have to pay a settlement to the family of a slain Democratic National Committee employee authorities in Washington DC say twenty seven year old Seth rich was shot to death in twenty sixteen and what they called a botched robbery attempt but that wasn't the news that fox news followers were getting rich's parents Joel and Mary sued over a fox article in commentary that their son had leaked DNC emails to wikileaks a lower court threw out the case but an appeals court reinstated it and in the end fox settled details on how much of a settlement weren't disclosed in a statement rich's parents say they hope the settlement will make the media more careful in the future I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Fresh update on "democratic national" discussed on Bitter Brown Femmes
"All of a sudden they rebel they rebel against her beloved government when it's convenient for them it's just like a like a variation of people and then there's people who just don't care and the there's a religious people who i feel like they can pray it away. You know mentioned my my sister and her family like my niece my nephew her husband like they cove it and it was like a church related thing because he's bitches were going to church. That was a whole chain reaction to like. The pastor's wife ended up dying from the church. Like i you know. I don't don't go to church anymore but this was a church that i grew up in my family still goes to. I don't but i knew her. And so it hurt me. You know because religion aside like she was a sweet person to me since i was little. You know and it's like because you're still having services and someone had cove in in it became this whole chain reaction like dot didn't need to happen. You know people just think like you said it's an individual thing like I see that a lot. They're like well. If you don't wanna get covid you can stay home and it's like no. It doesn't work like that. I've been home since march. Like i quit my job. I haven't done shared and i still got. I'm not blaming you know My son's growing now for it. I'm not really. I'm not blaming anyone for it. But it's like people don't understand that it's like this chain reaction that happens in your life affects everybody else's life freight beyond like i. It's it's like people just americans and it's like all over the world but we all know it's fucking this country so embarrassing like fucking president. Got it and let's talk about that. I feel like we haven't touched on this. I feel like we were waiting soda. Tv of course absolutely So this guy kobe. Happy time in my life. It'd be more like we got cancelled. Wish death upon somebody thought we already said we just call them like the covid trump got cove. It was a very happy time in my life. I was really. I was mad because a lot of us got excited. And you know nothing happened. I feel like at least fucked him up. It was a really bad days for him. That's all we can hope for. But he does weird time like it was very confusing. I felt like i wanted him to die. And i was like fuck cova and then the other half of me was like nah. He doesn't have it like this is a real. It's a trick or like they're lying to like obviously the government's not transparent so it was just a lot of emotions. But i wanted to believe in god at that time and and put faith and he would take this terrible man away from the planet. But that didn't happen so i god is an face. Faith cancelled millennia. fucking covid. who else governor chris. christie had groups had kobe twice. He's had kobe. Throughout this whole phobic and a republican because she's not killing these people bossano like all these fascist The prime minister from canada had it to the king. Or the printers some british bitch. Yeah and that was at the beginning of like the election. Like debates with joe biden. Who like this was a saving. Grace for biden are not because like. He wasn't doing too hot in those debates like he hasn't been hot periods cente- announced even before he he was like the. We talked about this he was like the least. No one was fucking going for biden and then all of a sudden from one day to the next. Oh biden's in the lead okay. Democrats yeah. It's a while to see like centrist and like liberals really defend like joe biden won fair and square. And what world do you think that. Joe biden deserved the presidential nomination from the democrats. Did you not see the same debates that we were seeing. And you're like electability like blah blah blah and it's like you only thing to biden with electable because the news told you he was electable and that's the thing people don't understand about media the media shapes what it wants you to understand. So because the media said bernie sanders is not electable. he's too radical every then. Then you believe it right because we're getting that point of view from what they talk to their country. Joe contra cousin pot was like yeah i don't know about that bernie. Sanders like factor white tech and. I don't know talk like the media. Sheep so much of joe biden's getting the democratic nomination right and he barely won. That's fucking that for the kicker he barely fucking one which it just. It means so many things that means that the nc's felicia obviously the democratic national committee. They don't know where electable is. Because this bitch barely elected it also means that you know white people just love white supremacy specifically in a white man. They're voting stayed pretty much the same think actually a few white men like switched over to the liberal party this time around but white women. Three percent of them more voted for trump this time around white women's because he in the primaries they like the same and the people people were acting like you know like the women's march took off and the pink pussy hats and all this fake feminists bolstered that happened after trump in. Its like. y'all weren't doing shit. These women marches. Were you all haven't been doing share like you'd rather like try to talk shit like a lot of white women who come at me like on facebook or instagram and i would talk about voting or whatever and i'm like i know i know you're not talking to me bitch. A white woman talking to me about voting like the fuck outta here lake white feminists have shit. I don't care how much they're like. Oh allie ship out from what a bitch. What have you done like y'all think it's cute when you're like like this is like my parents voted for trump. But i didn't okay. And why are you telling us like. Aren't you fighting back. Just they don't do shit. It's all performative fucking will never make space for people like y'all can follow me. Sure whatever but you just forgot because clearly learning anything like you need stop worrying about us and go collector away people which you haven't done because you're scared like it's easier for you to like try to just like blend in with people of color and like other marginalized people and like on listening and oh i'm in every share this than actually going fucking fight. Your recently elected tag people of color to fight their family for them. I don't know if that's happened there like in like deodorizer like my grandma's do you think i should like get the girl by i. Just let me breathe. You got you got code acting out. Why people are right. We need to talk about planned. Parenthood's telehealth services that means pomp parenthood disturbances over the phone..
David Dinkins, First Black Mayor of New York City, Dead at 93
"City Mayor David Dinkins has died. Dinkins was elected in 1989. He was the city's first and only black mayor only served one term. He took office at a time when the city face to soaring murder rate and stubborn unemployment and helped bring the 1992 Democratic National Convention to New York. His calm demeanor was a dramatic shift from both his predecessor, Adcox and Koch. Excuse me and his successor, Rudy Giuliani, But critics disliked his considered approach and he faced accusations. He failed to act decisively in times of crisis. Dinkins death comes just weeks after the death of his wife, Joyce last month he was 93 years old.
U.S. charges Russian military hackers
"A story for you. May Two thousand seventeen voters in France went to the polls to elect a new French president just like in our election the before then Russian intelligence agencies in the Russian government played hard in the French election that year russian-owned websites pushing outlandish rumours about the centrist candidate Emmanuel macron. Those rumors were then processed into pieces Russian state media outlets. macron's rival was a far right candidate named Marine Le Pen she had inherited from her Holocaust denying Father Control of Francis Post. World War Two Fascist Party. So it was the neo-fascist party running against macron. Lapenne far-right neo-fascist campaign was explicitly bankrolled by a Russian state controlled bank. Marine Le Pen went to Moscow and met with Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin during the campaign. This was not subtle. But it was. Too much for Russia to pass up a divisive racist far right fascist candidate injecting chaos into the elections in a major. European. Democracy in twenty seventeen that's like catnip to Russia. Right? They want to undermine democracy everywhere. They will undermine Western countries in general however they can. But Russia's saved its boldest move for the eve of that French. Just two days before the vote. Russian. Hackers part of the same Russian military unit that had disseminated hacked democratic emails during the twenty, sixteen American election the before. They dumped tens of thousands of files, online, nine gigabytes of stolen emails and other information all hacked from Emmanuel Macron's campaign, and that might have become the dominant news story of the final weekend of that campaign. Before French voters went to the polls. It might have actually ended up upending that election if it were not for a quirk of French law, which imposes a media blackout on anything relating to the campaign for full day before voting starts all the way through until polls close on election day. That blackout period in French law precedes this whole scandal with Russia messing with the French election. But it ended up saving the day. The material that was hacked by Russian intelligence got posted online and France just hours before media blackout period began just minutes before the blackout began at midnight that night the macron campaign issued a statement warning that the hackers had inserted forged fake documents into the hack stolen material they pleaded with the media to not report on that junk. And the media didn't. They stuck to the rules. And in the end, Emmanuel macron beat the far-right neo-fascist Marine Le Pen by more than thirty points. And there's a couple of reasons for us be thinking about sort of relearning the story of that. Two thousand seventeen French election right now one is that the intelligence community is raising the alarm that Russian intelligence is executing an operation just like the one they did in France on us right now the supposedly Biden scandal that Rudy Giuliani has been shopping the scandal he. Managed to get printed in the New York Post which president trump has been gleefully promoting ever since including posing with a copy of that paper in the Oval Office that junk that Giuliani has been promoting is being actively investigated by federal investigators as potentially part of a hostile foreign influence operation illegally targeting our election and the intelligence community is investigating this Johnny on the spot. In part because they saw this coming in advance, this is in the New York Times last week quote, The Times reported last January the Ukrainian company were Hunter Biden was once on the Board respond had been hacked by the same Russian Intelligence Unit that hacked the Democratic National Committee in two thousand, sixteen last month US intelligence analysts contracted several people with knowledge of that hack. Asking them for further information because they picked up chatter that stolen burris, my emails would be leaked in the form of an October surprise among their chief concerns was that the burris material would be leaked alongside forged materials and it it's to hurt Biden's candidacy as Russian. Hackers did when they dumped real e mails alongside forgeries ahead of the French elections in two thousand seventeen. So that's what they did to Macron in two, thousand, seventeen they hacked all install all of this stuff from his campaign than they mixed it up with Ford stuffing dumped it right before the election. That's what the US intelligence community said. They believed was going to happen with Barista and sort of October surprise firm Rudy Giuliani. Thank right on time Rudy Giuliani shows up some emails from a mysterious source that are totally unverified and unverified able and only one Rupert Murdoch owned right wing tabloid will air that junk. Put it in their paper. So. That's one reason. The Russian operation in the two thousand, seventeen French election newly relevant to our lives right now, the Russians may be trying that exact same trick all over again except we don't have media blackout rules. The other reason that that two thousand seventeen Russian operation in France is newly relevant. Is that the guys who did it just got indicted by the US Justice Department today? Here they are the Russian military intelligence hackers who carried out that operation to interfere in the French election in two thousand seventeen the Justice Department says in the indictment today that these guys also launched major malware and hacking operations that shut down the power grid in Ukraine that hit the parliament in the nation of Georgia that chemical weapons investigators in the UK and Europe who were looking into the Russian poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei scruple who was poisoned with a Russian nerve agent on British territory they say, they also orchestrated hacks that hit hospitals in companies. In the United States. They also organize tax that hit the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics quite a list. And? Although. One of the Russian hacker that was indicted today was previously indicted by Robert Muller in two thousand eighteen for his role in the hacking operation against the twenty sixteen election here in the US, today's indictment of these Russian hackers doesn't include any charges related to American election interference this year. That said the election. The American election is two weeks from tomorrow. It's hard to look today's indictment without trying to understand how it relates to our own election and what the Justice Department is trying to signal here. Is that the right way to look at this. Joining us now is Jeremy Bash. He served as chief of staff at the CIA and at the Defense Department under President Obama Jeremy Nice to see. Thanks for making time. It, Rachel. So, this is a lot. Going on the surprise announcement today from the Justice Department about the indictment of these Russian hackers when you look at this with your background in intelligence and your understanding of what Russia has done to target our democracy and others. What do you think is most important here for people to understand. Well I think was most important is that the GRU this Russian military organization that was responsible for the two thousand Sixteen Hacking Dump Operation Against the Democrats that was responsible for the two thousand seventeen election appearance in France as you noted, and is responsible for these militias cyber attacks globally including, against us, hospitals and. They are very active. They're very capable and they are in fact probably behind this this Russian. Intelligence operation at least a looks and appears to be Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign. Last. Week Andrew Weisman, who is part of the Miller investigation wrote in Law Fair about the decision that was made by bill bar earlier this year this spring to drop criminal charges against Russian companies that had participated in the attack on our election in two thousand sixteen and that didn't actually get a lot of attention when it happened in March I think in part because the country was overwhelmed by what was starting to happen to us in terms of covid why spent makes the case that before may have acted essentially improperly in dismissing those charges essentially signaling to Russia that the. US Criminal Law wouldn't be used against them as a tool if they wanted to interfere in the election this year I'm wondering if this might be a signal in the other direction, if this might be some sort of signal to brushback rush intelligence ahead of what appears to be their ongoing efforts to boost trump in his reelection effort. Hartono, racial. But what we do know is that there are mixed signals being sent by the US government here. Today we have the Justice Department indicting Russian hackers, but you've got the president of the United States welcoming condoning what looks apparently like a Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign remember Rachel that Rudy Giuliani. In Kiev, with Andrei Dirk Catch Ukrainian lawmaker who has been assessed by US intelligence and announced by our Treasury Department to be a Russian asset for the last decade. Giuliani goes to Kiev meets with Dir cash and he comes back and low these many months later, Giuliani surfaces up with these a very mysterious emails. So every Intelligence Professional Rachel that I've talked to the last twenty four hours says that this walks like a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign this talks like a Russian intelligence to information campaign. This is most likely Russian intelligence is permission campaign against the Biden team.
Former President Obama Coming To Philadelphia To Hold First Campaign Event For Joe Biden
"Getting ready to hit the trail for his former VP. ABC is faith of Booby is in Washington. With more President Barack Obama will campaign for Joe Biden in Philadelphia next Wednesday. It's a RAM move for the former president, who has largely stayed out of the 2020 campaign politics other than virtual events for the biting campaign the last few weeks. This will be the first time Obama will hit the campaign trail in person for Joe Biden since the Democratic National Convention Faith, a booby ABC news Who's Washington, a new poll
Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden for president
"Joe Biden for president tweeting that we are Republicans. Yes, but we are Americans foremost, Cindy McCain says, and Joe Biden is the only candidate who exemplifies America's values. She appeared on the Democratic National Convention floor last month when she spoke about her late husband's unlikely friendship as she put it with Joe Biden. While the bobcat fire in L. A county
The Shade Room: Pros & Cons
"In a world filled with Daesh ously bountiful boss of headlines and videos that screen world saw the shave room has taken instagram by storm in two thousand fourteen Joachim. Wanda start at the shade room after realizing she can use her love for celebrity gossip to practice her writing. But after hating ten thousand followers you want to realize she was on something. Today, the Shade Room has over twenty million followers on instagram and features regular commentary from celebrities like the descent Nicki. menaj and Ti that last part is what makes the Shade Room truly unique outside of twitter it's pretty rare for celebrities and everyday people to have so many interactions with those blurred lines are also what makes the Shade Room? So controversial whether it's making Ziya, Wade owner of harmful comments or the legal back and forth with Cardi B. When it comes to boundaries, things can get ugly. So today we brought on journalist and author George. M Johnson to help us figure out if the Shane Room is good or bad for the culture. Thank you me. I'm excited. You know the showroom has built an empire. Moving celebrity gossip here's what's your take on the importance of celebrity gossip. Gossip. It kind of is what keeps your career going on social media wise. As media has shifted from red carpets to kind of step of house, you can kind of create your own `Paparazzi. Kylie Jenner. Day. The. Whole Light Brown skinned girl only. Even though it was big, it kept her name out there viability for twenty hours on. Sale somewhere absolutely down, I think that celebrity gossip in general is fun I. Think it just gives me something to think about. Everyday life especially, these days I'm like recently has gotten dark I will say. The thing that? Has To be say. For the most part, it can be fun. I think that there is a difference between having good fun and that exposing like the more vulnerable aspects of somebody's life four laps, all that being said, what's actually start our. Conversation today with the pros. So you our guest you welcome to start off with the pros at Oh i. Froze are that the platform very very large and When they are used for good, can generate a lot of money especially to light nonprofit organizations are community based organizations and especially small businesses. I think a lot times sites will amplify. Small black businesses or business owners were creating things and it literally opens you up to people to support your products i. think in ways when you utilize your platform to uplift. And encourage and support resources in things that are out there for black folks I think that's something that more of. These types of sites can start to do. Now that's the point I do wonder what percentage like if you actually did, what percentage of share on posts are act I kind of lean towards the lifted Maybe one out of every fifteen. Twenty. That's something I. Think if I'm considering what my pro is I think the showroom actually does what I consider a pretty exceptional jobs documenting how black people use the Internet, black folks have. In DEX on social media, you know we are on twitter. So much is referred to as black twitter. This thing that all kind of white corporate executives are trying to figure out and the share room kind of will break down those pieces before black people like I think about the the not obeying video that came out recently. Day aware she. Fucking Bang. Not A. wakeup talking about not obeying and I'm like what is going on and I knew that I can go to the shave room and it will break down who made it why popular all the means they had developed all around it and I think that actually can be a big service like I don't know of too many other places that are talking about. The way. Black people use the Internet and social media like the share room us. Come along with a whole lot of other stuff. Absolute. Auto. I think that this shade room is a reliable platform for black celebrity. A celebrity period is is celebrity gossip every single celebrity whether they want to admit it or not they benefit from the celebrity height machine and that gossip like gossip mechanism the shade room does is provide back black celebrities who are frequently shut out of your us. Weekly's people magazine's it's a place. Where you know a black celebrity knows that somebody is GonNa care who they are what they're doing whether they are selling Tommy T or in the case of the simone dry like usually I like to keep some of the scams but I can be some old was I can go on the find out but also Michelle Obama gives a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Even if I missed it. Yeah NPR. Have NBC. SHAVER. Remarks on that to the thirty years from now we look back. The Oscars, the grammys, the emmys, the institutions that don't frequently reward black talent. We might look back did not see an accurate reflection of what was happening in the culture, our culture at the time American culture at the time. But this Shade Room Shave is GonNa Habit accurate count black people the culture and shaver actually documents a wide variety of black people and I think that's a good thing. Archive of like everything going on black. That's a good point. It's an interesting slice.
A Third-Rate Burglary Attempt
"This episode Lauren is a third rate burglary attempt. This episode is all about Watergate. I am so excited. I'm so excited and you know what? This is why you decided to pour us a glass of wine. To keep you entertained because honest to God, this is a lot. Old White men doing a lot of crap? Yeah. Well, cheers to that I guess. Here we go. SIP SIP. All right everybody laid on me. Buckle up. The Watergate scandal was a political scandal in the US involving the administration of US President Richard Nixon from nineteen seventy, two to nineteen, seventy, four leading to Nixon's resignation. So okay picture it nineteen, seventy, two President Richard Mille House Nixon was running for re election. The United States is still embroiled in the Vietnam. War. The country deeply divided a forceful presidential campaign seemed essential to the president and some of his key advisors All Right Act one. ooh. Ooh Act one the Watergate. Complex. Here's our key players here. Okay. We have Richard. Nixon. Who is the president of the United States and he is also the Republican nominee for the nineteen seventy two election tricky Dick Tricky Dick. Exactly. We. We also do have George McGovern who is the Democratic nominee for the nineteen seventy, two election although he barely shows up in the store you have to know that he's the he's the Democratic nominee. There's H R Haldeman he is the White House Chief of staff and you have John Erlich men, who is the council in Assistant to the President for domestic affairs? We also have the committee to re elect the president. Do you do you know what this? Committee is often referred to as. Is this like it's like the power four or committee to re elect the president. It is officially abbreviated the CRP, but it is often abbreviated as C. R. E. P. or creep References to that throughout this and creep is I mean yeah it works in this in this case citation, but it is officially abbreviated cr the committee to re elect the president. So in that, some of the key figures are John, Mitchell, who is at this point, the attorney, General of the United States and then he becomes the campaign director. There's Jeb Stuart Magruder, who is a business executive and the acting chairman of the CRP and then a couple of names eubank actually be promoted with G Gordon Liddy he's a former FBI agent and European employee, and there's also e Howard Hunt who is a former CIA agent and CRP CRP employees. All right. Here's the setting. The Watergate complex. K built between nineteen, sixty, three and nineteen seventy-one. The Watergate was considered one of Washington DC's most desirable living spaces. It was popular with members of Congress and political appointees of the executive branch the Watergate Complex actually a group of six buildings in the foggy bottom neighborhood of Washington DC in nineteen seventy two the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee was then located on the sixth floor of the Watergate office building. So the Watergate complex, it was intended to be a city within a city so it was supposed to have so many amenities that residents wouldn't need to leave you know. So they were supposed to have like a post office and restaurant and Jen concierge Oh sure gyms in the seventy everyone's smoked like chimneys died forty eight. Right that's why nobody who lived in the seventies is still around. I always assumed it was just like a single building I didn't realize it was like. Axe So? Yes. There was the Watergate Hotel there was Watergate West and Watergate East, which were like apartment buildings. There's a Watergate office building and there's one of their Watergate apartment building too. So it was a big complex It was actually proposed and built by the Italian architectural firm SGI. And one really interesting. The one thing that I found renders ing is the Vatican was actually a major investor in this project get how. So because of this, the Vatican was at one point part owner of the Watergate until nineteen sixty-nine that's wild. Yeah, right. Whatever the Italian I mean. Come on. The Watergate's popularity among members of Congress, and again, these high-ranking of appointees was very strong and so many members of the Nixon Administration settled there that the DC press actually named it the Republican, Bastille? Wows. Yes. So another group we have to worry about right now are called the White House plumbers. They are simply sometimes called the plumbers or the room sixteen project Jay were covert White, house, Special Investigations Unit which was established within a week after the publication of the Pentagon papers in June nineteen seventy-one. Okay. So the plumbers job was to stop and or respond to the. Leaking of classified information, the news media and just a quick refresher at the Pentagon papers which was officially titled. Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force was a US Department of Defense History of the United States is political and military involvement in Vietnam from Nineteen forty-five to nineteen, Sixty, seven in twenty eleven. This report was formerly declassified and released.
President Trump doesn't dispute downplaying COVID in order to reduce 'panic'
"There are a few games for every president. One of those games is that at some point, Bob Woodward will write a book about you. While you're in office, the Democratic National Committee is trying to solve this prime minister. Began before dawn Saturday when five intruders were captured by police inside the offices of the committee in Washington. By Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate story since then Woodward has done his thing where he talks to literally everybody can at the White House and writes up the narrative that emerges to do that he often talks to sources on deep background that means names aren't used not even their direct quotes. The reason I bring this up is don't talk to him. Someone else will and the best way to get your version of the story out there is to give him a call. I. That is how he managed to get interviews over the. Last several months we begin tonight with those bombshell recordings. We yesterday we finally learned what is in Bob Woodward's latest book about President Trump. There were lots of revelations in the Washington Post report, but the biggest was the claim that the president intentionally misled Americans about how bad the novel Corona virus was at a critical moment and this admission do not come from a bunch of unnamed sources it came from President trump himself. Let's ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan, Karl John We've now learned the president did a ton of on record interviews with Bob Woodward. What did he tell him? Well, he did eighteen interviews with Woodward Woodward tape them, and now we we hear the audio here the President's voice in this headline on the virus, which is you see the president's progression slee we only have five people hopefully everything's GonNa be great. They have somewhat of a problem, but hopefully, it's all going to be great but we're working. With China just so you know and other countries very very closely. So it doesn't get out of hand February seventh interview. So this is really we're starting to grasp the the severity of the pandemic overseas, not necessarily here in the United States yet the president tells Woodward quite candidly that this is really bad. It goes through Air Bob that's always tougher than the touch. You don't have to touch things right. But the air, you just breathe the air that's how it's passed. This is more deadly than the flu more deadly than even the most strenuous flus. So. The president is acknowledging on February seventh to Bob Woodward that this is a really dangerous threat. And in and by the way. The virus fast forward that working hard looks like by April and theory when it gets a little warmer. Miraculously goes away. That's true. We know what the president was saying publicly was largely downplaying the threat. This is a flu. This is like a flu within a couple of days is going to be down close to zero. Now it's turning out not just all people. Today and yesterday. Some startling facts came out. It's not just old all. Were asked him about that in a in a subsequent interview in the middle of March, and the president quite candidly says that he likes to. Downplay the threat basically because he doesn't want to get people to work up, I, wanted to. Play it down I like laying it down. Because I don't want to create panic. And you were sitting in the White House briefing room waiting for the press secretary as this was all dropping yesterday, right like Woodward's audio recordings playing on CNN's. What was the response from the White House? Well, this is an extraordinary story of Woodward and scientist Woodward's reportings. We often get in his books. There's actual tapes of the President's Voice essentially acknowledging that he had been misleading the American public I mean. This is this is there other details of the book that were also you know embarrassing so clearly, a little bit of damage control in real time is going on in the white? House the. Breathing was pushed back by fifteen minutes than another fifteen minutes than another fifteen minutes and eventually Kelly Mac, in any of the press secretary comes out. So this president does what leaders do good leaders it stay calm and resolute at a time when you faced an insurmountable challenge, that's what this president is not that the president lied to the American College about the threat posed by the president has never lied to the American public on Cova actually say. That the president. Did Not downplay the coronavirus threat never downplayed the virus. Once again, the president expressed calm. The president was serious about this when Democrats were pursuing their sham and. Hear the president's. Own Voice telling Bob Woodward. Always play it down I still like playing down likes to play it down because he doesn't want to create a panic and then after macanese briefing, the president came out made an announcement on related about his potential judicial nominees. And he was asked about this and said you know so did you mislead the public well I think if you said in order to reduce panic perhaps that sell fact is a cheerleader for this country I love our country and I don't want people to be frightened I don't want to create panic as you say, and certainly I'm not going to drive. This country or the world into a frenzy, and he acknowledges right there right there what he said on the tape to Woodward yes. He he does downplaying worried about creating panic. Well. So what is the justification of that though John Jonkers? I didn't WANNA start a panic but on the other hand, if somebody hears, you say this is no worse than a flu and they act like that and then they get the coronavirus and have horrible health from vacations I mean, what do you say to that the White House? It's a tough one because this is a president the. Leadership and not creating a panic isn't about like lying to
Republican Jewish Coalition official makes the Jewish case for the Republican party
"As the Republican National Convention dominated the news this week I sat down with Matt Brooks the Executive Director of the Republican Jewish coalition to hear him make the Jewish case for the Republican. Party. Just a reminder AJC is a five. Oh, one C. Three, not for profit organization that neither endorses nor opposes candidates for Elective Office Matt. Thank you so much for joining US Saffy. It's great to be with you. Thanks for having me AJC held a series of virtual programs last week at the Democratic National Convention and we're doing the same this week alongside the RNC you spoke at. An Age RNC program yesterday and you guaranteed the Donald Trump will win a larger percentage of Jewish vote in two thousand twenty than he did in two thousand sixteen. What makes you so confident of that first of all, my understanding of the politics of the Jewish community I've been doing this job for thirty years. So I think I have a very good feel for the Jewish community. But then the most important reason is to look at the record of this president There is no question that he has been without a doubt, the most pro Israel president ever in history. That's not coming just from Matt Brooks, but it's coming from people like the prime, minister of Israel has said as much in the Oval Office in meeting with them. So there's a reason why fifty six percent of the Israelis who were polled in a recent poll would like to see president trump reelected and only sixteen percent. WanNa see Joe Biden reelected because they understand that this president is absolutely transformed the US's relationship beyond that Steph. Touch on domestic issues I think people in the Jewish community are deeply concerned about what's happening in our big cities whether it's Portland Seattle New, York, the lawlessness, the rioting, the efforts by the left wing progressives in the Democratic Party who want to defend the police. I. Think People in the Jewish community understand that president trump giving his incredible track record. Pre covid is the best person to revitalize our economy postcode and also recreate and bring back all the jobs that were lost as a result of this pandemic. So I think there's a wide range. Of issues that both foreign and domestic that to me give me great confidence to have my back moment point into the stands and guarantee that this president will do better among Jewish voters and twenty twenty than he did in two thousand sixteen was the Yankee Fan I. Appreciate any reference to Babe Ruth let me just follow up on that though you pivoted and spoke about domestic issues at the end, which obviously are very important. You started out with Israel though I'm curious does the RJ see any kind of polling or anything like that indicates that the? Percentage of American Jews do vote based on. Israel. My sense is generally not at top issue for American Jews. So we do have extensive polling and we're very data driven in our messaging and how we look at the races you know, I think your point is well taken but you know elections and campaigns about mosaics. It's about putting pieces of the puzzle together. It's not just one issue. There is definitely a segment of the Jewish community that does care about Israel we're going to appeal to them. There's definitely a segment of the Jewish community that appealed issues. Like school choice we're going to appeal to them. There's definitely segments of the Jewish community the care about the issue of defunding the police and having law and order in our streets in protecting us against anti-semitism. So we're GONNA have various messages targeted to various constituencies within the Jewish community. Our community as you well know is not monolithic. So to say that there is one issue that's gonNA drive the Jewish vote would be a mistake but I think we have enough experience and expertise in this arena to make sure that we're serving up the right messages. One issue that you just mentioned Matt is is Antisemitism Joe. Biden actually laid the cornerstone of his campaign on President Trump's comments after the unite the right rally in Charlottesville in his video announcing his candidacy, and then again last week when he accepted the nomination, vice president. Biden cited the president's very fine people on both sides comment at which he saw as excusing anti Semitism he cited those comments as motivating him to get into the race to beat the president. How would you want Jewish voters to think about those comments? Well, I, mean, that's going to be part of our task and we've had several events both with Nikki Haley Mark Levin with Senator Ted Cruz just this last Sunday night you know in which we've talked about that there is a mythology that has taken hold by the Democrats to try and create a false narrative that the president Or somehow tried to give support to white nationalist. If anybody takes a step back reads the entire transcript and admittedly I wish he had been clearer and less awkward in his original remarks when we put out a statement to that effect. But if you read a few sentences before and a few sentences after very fine people on both sides, it's very clear that the president strongly condemns White Nationalist Neo Nazis, and you know it is absolutely unambiguous also to some of his other speeches in actions you go back and look right after the tree of life synagogue tragedy he gave a speech that day to the future farmers of America No. President no president go back and take a look at the record, and you'll agree if you read the opening speech, no president has ever condemned anti-semitism and planted a flag about us and our strong commitment to fight anti-semitism wherever it raises its ugly head, and then obviously you look at what the president did it on his executive order to help protect students on college campuses who have been the victims of anti-semitism and I will tell you time and time. Again, this president has by action demonstrated his commitment, not only to condemn white. Nationalist Neo. Nazis. But also to stand up and take strong stands against the rising antisemitism in this country.
Mike Pence vows to 'make America great again, again
"The Republican see their presidential nominee for twenty twenty four give his first campaign speech last night. The Vice President Mike Prints told his party's national convention that they will make America. Great again again in this election, it's. Not so much whether America will be more conservative or more liberal. More Republican or more Democrat. The choice in this election. is whether America remains America some already looking at him not as a dutiful deputy but as a man maneuvering into position for the next presidential election or watching his speech was Angela, Wilson is professor of politics at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and the US policy political commentator joins me now a very good morning to you Angela. Good morning so making. America. Great again again, your verdict on that slogan please. Not. Particularly Catchy. Is it. but you know Mike Pence's not not typically known for being done amock or An inspirational speaker so It's not surprising that is His final comment. There was not typically inspiration. What he did say was those it the this election will decide what America becomes A. Thus is something that you could argue happens it absolutely every single election but in particular, he had to try to strike a really really neat balance between. Saying that America can become. Great. Again again. Having obviously gone through the coronavirus pandemic. Yes well for small America is. Completely divided in a way that certain ought never seen in in my observation. American politics over the last fifty years. and this both the Democratic National Convention last week. Republican, one, this week speaks to that division. They are both speaking to very, very different audiences in different voters. and. Mike Pence job. Followed that the that he did last night followed what was seen as a traditional job of the vice presidential candidate in that was first of all to be the attack dog. So at. The convention. The vice president is there to be an attack dog on the other party and he certainly did that in attacking Biden in all sorts of ways we can talk about. And secondly to speak to particular demographics and Mike Pence was chosen originally because he spoke to the Christian right demographic, which makes up about sixty to seventy percent of the Republican Party voters and again, he did that last night pointing out how trump has been a friend in his stood with them. So. So in that sense that he do his job yes he absolutely did his job it. Are we going to see a Mike Pence candidacy in twenty twenty, four, I suspect he will try but I don't really think he'll get that far. Let's have a look then at the attack dog approach that Joe Biden took He's he said, president trump set our nation on a path to freedom and opportunity from the very first day of this administration. He said Joe Biden we'll set America on a path of socialism and decline Frankly I didn't find that as shocking as it could have been because the whole point of the Republican convention has been quite a dark one to sort of warned the United States electorate against forces which could destroy this pasta freedom. Not, least it's also quite easy to say that durbar really isn't that much of a socialist at all. What we all thoughts on on his sort of attack. Biden. His attack on. Biden of interesting lady US Sanders words to attack by saying that. Abidin was going to implement some of the policies that Sanders thought was appropriate and so he used. Sanders words to attack by himself, but the the other areas in which he was able to attack Biden quite effectively keep in mind. He was at a military base when he was given when he was. Giving this this talk was to attack by non law and order and on military defense and those traditional conservative areas but also given the audience that he had that went over very well, and of course, given the context of what's going on. Across American cities that went over very well. So it's attack on Biden. CAPIT- in a way that was. About the military and about law and order, but it was certainly in the theme that had been set out Republican Party. Sorry. The Republican convention already that this was a clear contrast between well. Frankly Gordon Evil and evil being socialism or evil being a lack of law and order in our cities. As. Vice President he has. Trodden, very delicate path. There's a great article in The New York Times which describes his modus operandi and says the cumulative effect of Mr Pence's conduct is to create around him a kind of bubble of relative normalcy in which vice. President. Avoids Mr Trump's most explosive in defensive behaviour mostly by pretending it does not exist and he is getting a reputation as being the man who's accustomed to dialing back in private. What Donald Trump bellows in public is true. Well he certainly set himself office not condemning trump last night but as taking his leadership in in the kind of amusing, insane. Yes. What is different but nevertheless, he is a leader and what what pence is. Is as vice president is to to not a on one hand to not question drunk and trump's leadership and on the other hand to be a bridge between trump's Shall we say missteps? And a community that they absolutely have to have behind in, which is the Christian right voters, and that's a really delicate bridge. To to keep. Those voters on board with trump who's not known for his son shall we say moral? Well. If you have him acting as a bridge, the creator of a bubble keeping the electorate safe I mean, are we looking perhaps at the the the first speech of someone making a bid for the presidency in four years? While, he may have those dreams don't actually think that the Republican Party will be looking to him and twenty twenty four. Mike. Pence is not known for his dynamism is not known for his public speaking I thought it was interesting that they gave him an audience last night and the audience was obviously primed to to jump in. and. Be Shouting four years in that sort of thing. So he's kind of public speaking that definitely needs an audience not doesn't go over very well with the voting public. And secondly, I. Think you know. I if by wins and that still is a big if if Biden wins pence will be marred with the the trump presidency in the legacy of that, and I really think the Republican Party may be looking to someone. In the future that that is that is either completely away from the trump presidency, some light, a Ted, Cruz. Or you know I fully expect one of the leading. Candidates in twenty, four, Maith from trump's family. Tell us a little bit more about the the the parallel narrative what's going on in Wisconsin how much was that brought into day three of the convention. Well what was then what is unfortunate for both conventions that many of these speeches habit to have been taped and what we saw in day three of the convention was not all of the speeches were taped. So therefore, did not mention what was going on in terms of Wisconsin, but also in terms of the hurricane that's dot hit Texas Louisiana. And so Mike Pence's speech did stand out and that was able to address both of those those crisis One of the things you mentioned about what is what is His job here, delicate position that he calls trump various students put pinson charge of the corona virus response, and so he will be able at trump will be able to kind of label if it doesn't go well put that onto pence in his lack of leadership or his. Mistakes made but pence was very clear. Last night in this is one thing that I thought was rather shocking that America will have a vaccine by the end of this year. And that's a promise that certainly scientists star saying that we won't that. He won't be able to keep but he does this under the language of the that this will be a miracle that will happen. Tennis Elizabeth about the general polling figures. Now we've got Joe, Biden, Aheadon, what five or six is a key swing states. This is following the Democratic National Convention, but his numbers didn't rise perhaps as many thought they would and Donald Trump's approval rating has now bumped up particularly among white voters. Yes, I, mean I think previously elections there was a larger contending contented independent voters and so what you would see after the conventions was swaying. For each of the Party of those independent voters. But at the moment America is so divided along party lines that that. That that. Percentage of independent voters is is much smaller. And it's not surprising that at trump's upswing is going to be amongst white voters particularly when does riots happening and the black lives matter movement has put some not a lot. But some white voters concerned about what the future may fly finally Andrew you mentioned a moment ago that you think that the next presidential candidate from the Republicans could another trump who might that be? There's quite a. Rogues Gallery to choose from. Well, you know I grew up watching dynasty and the ewings in in Dallas and I will tell you there's nothing more intriguing than good family fight for leadership and so I think we'll all be interested to watch what happens they`re Both which ones end up running the leadership of the Republican Party and which ones may or may not end up. Serving time. We look forward to enter the Wilson from the University of Manchester thank you for joining us on monocle twenty. Four.
First night RNC ratings down
"Night of the RNC or 15.84 Million. The DNC First night was 18.69 million. Why did your financial guest on the Wintrust business lunch? Give you some different numbers? Reading from The New York Post. Now ratings for the first night of the 2020. RNC trailed the Democrat opening festivities with far less people tuning into both the virtual celebrations and the TV versions Network, CBS, NBC ABC Fox News Etcetera, etcetera. Average 15.9 million on Monday. During the overlapping hour of GOP Dada Dada da That figures was 17% higher. For Night, one of the Democratic National Convention with Ju. Let's see here. So let me finish that sentence again Networks. Averaged 15.9 million viewers Monday night. During the overlapping our According to Nielsen figures. That figure was 17% higher for night, one of the Democratic national Convention. So the Democrats drew more than the Republicans on night. One. Although I guarantee
"democratic national" Discussed on Minority Korner
"Long commitment to democracy equality and freedom John Lewis side it is a journey, not a destination, and so we have to have that seem fight like John Lewis is Athas really inspired me. The torch has been passed. It is in our hands and in some ways, it's actually I mean this is a really terrible year that's happening but lake at least I don't know we solve Netflix's ability you know relax with for a moment to catch catch our breath like you know Martha King Junior didn't have that like they're work if they had it was relentless and so if we each take a bit. Of this weight it doesn't have to feel so heavy and also to on a larger scale level. The weight of the World I'M GONNA put the pressure on is actually on our shoulders lake. The weight of the world is on your shoulders for better or worse America is a superpower in this in the world and we need the world needs us to get our shit together. We can lead the charge on I if we had someone like Biden in place that could do what they did with you bola this coronavirus could have been taken care of in a much. We could have sent people to where we needed to beat trying to contain it in certain areas. In the world's GONNA need us to be able to do that to step it up with with the global climate right now, like my state is on fire, I had five fires surrounded San Francisco Eight family who had to be evacuated like we need to get our shit together to the very first things that I think a by administration with a Democratic Senate could get through is the John Lewis Voting Rights Act expanding voting rights, and the second thing I bet they would move on pretty quickly is climate change. and. So those are two radical things. To make progress on climate change right now is decades in the making in decades long overdue, and then you add onto that voting rights expanding franchise men to people who should have the right to vote who have. To protect that right to vote the that will that is going to help us in that progressive future. If we do not get Biden if we do not get a democratic Senate, we will continue to have our voting rights eroded and let's also remember this is the..
"democratic national" Discussed on Minority Korner
"Than hate hope is more powerful than fear light is more powerful than dark and these, and you know, why are the Republicans the Russians have done such a great job of setting the bar so low? Yes and he I mean he just he killed it anyways but I've also like setting up the video of The little kid was it Brandon Harrington the stutter and did you see? The next day brandon was interviewed and he. Now wants to coach other kids who stutter and I just thought isn't that the Ultimate Testament to empathy? And compassion the see how it spreads because we've had four years of cruelty in corruption. And we've seen how that spreads yeah. Yeah the the the the the opposite, and isn't that what we want. I don't need a leader that I agree with everything or want to have a beer with but I need someone that can step up to the moment and listen and lead and inspire wouldn't necessary and who you can who we can work with. And I was really moved just Joe Biden Story. How much? I think he's the right person for the moment one hundred and ten percent. He knows trauma he knows tragedy of He's lost. His wife Souls Red and he understands empathy and I think that's what the country in the country's hurting. We need. We need empathy and the other guy doesn't doesn't have doesn't he's a sociopath so he's not capable of empathy. By two, hundred by the time comes around twenty, twenty, one, probably two hundred thousand people will be dead. If two hundred thousand Americans will be dead. That is a moment you know a president who who is hardwired for nonstop empathy. That's just what we needed that moment to unite us have electing a psychopath. Delete out of that is insanity and not to mention I think the thing that I the to the things that come back to maybe this is being unlimited into next step actors. Items is what I'm been saying to people moving forward..
"democratic national" Discussed on Minority Korner
"She was clearly a twist on the previous three months of it. That's really hard to. See. Only her to do that like I'm doing. I'm hosting this event and I'm doing all of this straight face with a room with no people in. Britain jokes in every single one is landed. Yes. That is really hard because it was so matter because like she also knowing that she was on vive and lake it's sort of like like you said only works four because it's sort of disrupting the expectations of what we know had already happened and also just like the reality of the situation that's happening I, think her like not like calling Meka Penn Sleek. I like Mike Pence isn't really from here from America like just it was just I thought she did a great job and I think I needed that levity because my heart Because he kept Kamla Yeah I. I think like I needed that it has been such an emotional for for days and honestly speaking of the emotions. Get to that I do want to say I want the curry's to have their own reality show. That was I wasn't having watching that. I'M GONNA start watching basketball now because I love Stephen I love Steph curry like. This beautiful family and those adorable kids. They just let the tape roll and whatever was going to happen what's going to happen. It was just loved it. I said but so I'm watching night for and I'm also working out as night four is happening. That's been able to squeeze in the workout for the day and. Joe Biden they're like now here's Joe Biden and we'll breath the lights the lights the lights were like it was just like he hadn't even said a word. And I soft working out I looked at the screen and the lights came up on him. I started bawling I started him and said a word Ben Randolph, and so I started bawling like ugly Viola Davis, crying it was nasty and what I realize I didn't realize how much pain I had been in for four years. I didn't realize how much pain I had been in four years and I it is. He represents light at the end of the tunnel and Said Oh, the job is done, but we can then the real work can finally begin and how scared I am Ray it just all my anxieties and I think we've all been doing the best that we can to push forward. This is some scary shed I talked to people who are in their sixties who have seen a la listen when is America's ever? been great or been perfect. But they're like this is as bad as they've ever witnessed state guess and this is happening on his watch and we and we have we don't have a president have a leader men try to guide us or woman, but there's no one trying to guide us through this. We have A, we have a person who just rage tweets. While he watches Fox News and acts like he has no responsibility to fix everything but he deserves full credit for everything. Yeah..
"democratic national" Discussed on Minority Korner
"I would say at this point I started getting. This is where I'm going to coach me through this Span Mine Zaidi started to Roy I love night one. I'm having a great time. I'm seeing these speeches and hearing the stories about Joe Biden what he is the right person to meet the moment, and then I start getting two thousand and four feels in hopes that I had watching the DNC two, thousand, four time the story. By John Kerry, we seem so united. It seemed like obvious choice to vote and Kerry because we were in this war of Iraq it's going in the wrong direction. There were no weapons of mass destruction and I had that hope and then feeling hope again and then I get scared. Well that just means we need to get to work. True. Okay. great to work to work I mean, there's there is no between now and we're GonNa get to talk about this a lot later between now and election day we all have work. So it's to jump on fivethirtyeight and be like, what are the chances what's going to happen? That's just they're just telling you what the polls. That's All they're saying is where the snapshot of the race was four days right and people. Head right like I listening to stock. This listened to slow burn about David Duke Fascinating because the parallels between David Duke in Donald Trump are so similar. Only difference was David Duke didn't come from all these millions of dollars to build a amplify his voice, and where again people didn't think he was a win his seat that he ended up winning because the polls were saying one thing but people don't want to actively. Admit that they were going to be voting for whites the the the hidden trump voter is actually not as a meme. There's actually no data of the hidden trump voter. He he that's the we I I need to lose so that we can put this rumor bad. I. Feel like because then we'll look at twenty, six, thousand, four, what it was, which was a close race way. A party was seeking a third term and so it was never gonNA blow outrage. There's always going to be close because those third terms of almost are so rare and. And then he outperformed his polls that night outperformed meaning within the margin of Airy. That that wind was within he needs silver had him at a one third one and three. That's not that's not that terrible shot that while some people I think their their prediction markets like New York, times or something good way off. A ninety percent even one in ten one in ten things happen. Yeah. So that is not one hundred percent and those like a high number but it can. But it means that he outperformed his polls by one percent rate or that means one percent of Clinton, voters stayed home because they thought she was going to rape. It's that's actually not that much of a fluke. It's not actually the crazy anomaly that everyone still treats around it just wasn't upset. So point is were great. and. Again speaking of all the work that needs to be done. Again, we uphill battle against fucking James Comey which. This guy till this day like man he's got the worst one of the worst footnotes in history like you know fuck your kitchen scale. And then also to. Russia and DISAG-. So it was a blitzkrieg of terrible things that could go rhino the ended up happening and again she did win the popular vote but you know so there is that Jack Lean I'm GONNA get her last name wrong as the elevator operator who nominated Joe Biden, love it, and like I done like I, just my heart strings were pulled in so many different directions and again the contrast like he's just being nominated by an everyday citizens she was a black woman..
"democratic national" Discussed on Minority Korner
"Impersonality and things like that because they're going to want to pretend this isn't happening and that this is all some minor. Inconvenience with one hundred, seventy, thousand people dead and millions out of work. Just some hiccup on the road to The making America. Great again. Are we great yet happen Lord. Okay. So let's jump into night wine and open. The camera opens in is spy with my little eye. GORIA hosting the DNC already I'm like, I'm in love. I'm here for this it shouldn't be minute I actually the first night it took me a minute to get used to. Host, it just rhythm was interesting. I. Just. Going to the next person or whatnot. But. I I have I. Have a love for celebrities especially, and even gory is not random that she's she's not. In fact, the DNC the I saw evil Longoria on the first day was they're giving she's been part of the Democratic National Committee for. She's been working with letting next organizations and she's been she's been doing the work she did show up and like make a cameo rains. Find too but she definitely has been doing the work for decades and she's the one that got I got I say this quote every so often, but she reminds she reminds folks that her family didn't across the border the border cross them like she's they've been there. They were in Texas back when it was Mexico like so she's been politically active and ate i. kind of I. also chew the four I think I think again, takeaways for moving into the next convention assuming we're able to have one because. You know we might not be able to have an election and I say that no. Lightheartedly, but like this could be like the alarm bells are ringing. Wins we should not be assuming there's going to be at twenty twenty four right exactly. But that needs to be stated. flatly. For people going whatever I guess I'll do a vote for Biden I guess you know honestly for the next round? No, they're now. Like my Angeles said when someone tells you, they are believed them the first time right? He's loud and clear that he is not interested in putting himself up for a vote for the. And Yeah and. And I do appreciate too because that has been circulating in my head since I saw Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit eleven nine when it came out and Michael Moore again was he predicted that Donald Trump was going to win back in July two, thousand sixteen..
What to expect for this week's RNC
"After last week's Democratic National Convention Attention turns now to the Republicans. The theme of the four day Republican National Convention will be honoring the Great American story and will culminate in a live acceptance speech from President Trump on Thursday night on the South Lawn of the White House. The White House grounds will also be used on Tuesday night when first lady Melania Trump will speak from the Rose Garden. Besides touting the successes of the president's first four years, the convention will also sound the alarm over the dangers of a victory for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The RNC like last week's DNC will be a mix of live and virtual events. In Washington. John Decker Fox News,
Atlanta - Georgia Democratic lawmaker Vernon Jones to speak at RNC
"Of speakers at the Republican National Convention, which begins tomorrow in Charlotte, WSB. Cheryl Castro reports. He's not even a Republican to Camp County Democrat Vernon Jones officially endorsed President Trump Back in April. He's the only Georgia Democrat to do so. The state rep is set to speak Monday night at the kickoff of the four day convention. Jones tweeting out this president through all of the good he has done has united our country. Now it's time for our country on both sides of the aisle to unite behind him. Jones was on word on the street earlier tonight, talking about last week's Democratic National Convention. That whole charade of putting those black people all those life people up there. That was because they are freed that that wall has cracked and black people becoming woke, and they're not going to allow their vote to continue to be taken for granted. WSB news time 11 03 cannot in
Highlights from the Democratic National Convention
"Virtual National Party convention is in the books, but it wasn't just the lack of balloon drops or cheering delegates that made this convention so different from the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia four years ago. In 2016, the wounds of a contentious primary were still on display this week. On the final night of the convention, The major 2020 Democratic primary candidates were featured in a primetime zoom like talk show format. Are, they gushed over Biden's decency and sense of purpose. I think the day I saw Joe, the clearest was on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Everyone, of course, was enormously honored to have the vice president here. But at some point in that speech, he shifted to the parents who had lost a child. To the man who had lost life. To someone who had experience loss. Very personally, and he spoke to each of the families. From the heart. The week also featured a number of high profile Republicans who vouched for Biden's competency and centrism. Their job was to assure the white suburban moderates who have soured on Trump. That Biden is a safe choice. I'm sure they're Republicans and independents who couldn't imagine crossing over to support a Democrat. They fear Joe may turn sharp left and leave them behind. I don't believe that because I know the measure of the man. It's reasonable, faithful, respectful. And you know, no one pushes Joe around the through line in each night, and each speech was the threat our current president poses to our democracy. The urgency of this moment this administration has shown it will tear our democracy down. If that's what it takes for them to win, so we're at an inflection point constant chaos. Leaves us adrift. The incompetence. Makes us feel afraid. Callousness makes us feel alone and if we want a chance to pursue any of these goals, any of these most basic requirements for a functioning society. We have to vote for Joe Biden in numbers that cannot be ignored. Because right now, folks who know they cannot win fair and square at the ballot box are doing everything they can to stop us from voting.
Joe Biden leads President Trump in national poll
"His past week the Democratic National Convention took place this coming week Republican convention will be happening as well and with both of these happening, we are firmly into the general election. But what do the polls show about the state of the Presidential Race Joe Biden continues to maintain lead but that is narrowing and while Biden, has his supporters. Voters are really more united opposition against President trump for more on what all the polls are saying right now, we'll speak to Stephen Shepherd politics editor. At politico. We got a boatload of polling over the past few days leading into the two conventions here and but it shows is some slight tightening from earlier in the summer when Joe Biden was up routinely around ten or twelve points in the polls over president trump that now averages out just seven or eight points in a number of those polls tightening slightly one poll tightened a lot more. But that looks like more of an out wire a couple of polls actually showed Biden's lead. Widening those look a little bit like out lighters overall, it shows a slightly tighter raising. You're absolutely right about this being the kickoff really for the general election, we have the two party conventions. By the following week you first absentee ballots and a swing state North Carolina, go out to voters in the mail the week after the Republican convention. So we're talking about really the election is as we are going to know it in this sort of pinned era really being on our once we. Get through these conventions and it's GonNa be interesting to see because usually when we have a convention that party gets a bump and with the Democrats Convention being virtual and who knows how exactly how the Republican convention is GonNa play out are those bumps going to be comparable? Another thing that we're seeing is that or Joe Biden it's not necessarily hey, we support Joe. Biden. We Love Joe Biden. There's some of that but most of his vote is coming in as opposition to president trump. This is something that I think. We've looked at over the course of the past few months where you see a relative enthusiasm gap when you ask people how enthusiastic they are to don't folded ended it president trump's supporters and. Whether it's in parentheses or on social media are very active here his rallies or about him horror. So Biden, it is more about for his voters seems to be more about kicking out the incumbent president and NBC News Wall Street Journal poll out on Sunday Fifty, eight percent Biden supporters said there was more about opposing trump just thirty six percents that it was about voting for Biden for. Trump voters, seventy four percents they were voting for trump because they meant it as a vote for trump only twenty percent of trump voters they meant more as against Joe by. So you have this kind of asymmetry where go Biden's voters are enthusiastic about voting. They're just a disaster about voting against president trump not necessarily copilot and it'll be his challenge over the next couple of months to keep. Those voters in the fold one point I wanNA make on Convention bounces is Democrats as may recall or initially supposed to hold their convention in the middle of July five weeks ago. The idea was having an earlier convention would give them momentum through the summer carry through the Olympic Games would have been in the early part of this month would be ending right around now and that would set. Their nominee up well, even going into the Republican convention. In late August, obviously, they put back hoping that they could buy some time and still have an inverse invention with that didn't happen. We're stuck with these back to back virtual conventions and I think that's going to blunt both the virtual nature of the conventions, and also the timing factor Republican convention begins just four days after the Democrats conclude. Limit what kind of momentum each party I think can get out of this four-day infomercial that part looking to put on over the next couple of weeks. What kind of bump did the naming of Kama Harris as the running mate for Joe Biden? What kind of bump did that provide I know and the first forty eight hours they got forty, eight, million dollars. So the fundraising part of it was kind of their but polls, what were they saying about it? Well we see only a few polls conducted after Joe Biden named his running mate and they're pretty consistent with the polls that were conducted right before earlier last week. So I don't know that it changed the race a lot but what we saw is overall voters telling pollsters that they approve of the choice Joe Biden made arguably a safe choice choosing an experienced candidate who has exposure on the national stage voters got to know her during her presidential campaign in twenty nineteen CBS News of a Washington. Post. CNN. SRS sound maturities practices choice to that's not uncommon majorities approved of John. McCain's choice of Sarah Palin in two thousand eight in the first days. Obviously. Whereas well with voters over the closing couple of months of that campaign. So it's not unusual for there to be enthusiasm around the right after it's made the Salads or Democrats and for Kamo houses to keep that going the her momentum going through the convention this week, and obviously the other key moment for her and for Vice President Mike Pence Day or debate in early October
"democratic national" Discussed on Bob Lonsberry
"It's a great time to get a great deal on a new car when you get approved for an auto loan from Penn said our powered by truecar rates as low as one point, three, nine percent APR, a new vehicles finance for a longer term to lower your monthly bill plus take up to sixty days schedule your first payments, join Penn Fed, and together we'll keep you moving forward. Anyone can apply visit fed dot org slash auto or call one, eight, hundred, two, four, seven, five, sixty, six to perceive any advertised product must come a member of pen insured by NCUA. It's time for Bob. Lonzo Cherry on newsradio. Eight I appreciate tack good. Morning Rochester. It's probably not. A good to ask a Republican what he thought of the Democratic National Convention speeches last night. but nonetheless, here's my takeaway and understand my perspective per chance. You are a Democrat and you are still on a high from this big talk up from your leaders, and if so I I'm happy for you. But. What I heard was a lot of we hate trump and we hate republicans. I saw a lot of anger and maybe most particularly in Kamala Harris who was some odd. kind of mixture of lice lifeless nece and rage, and when I took away from what she said primarily is that America's very bad country. That it is riven by racism and sexism and classism, and that this is a place that we all ought to be embarrassed to be from. A there's an awful lot of anger against trump and those who voted for him in those who support him. What I think I heard was that if you're a Republican, you're the problem. If you're a Republican, you're the enemy and you know I guess that's where we are in our politics today. Then, no one really has anything to offer at least what we've seen in this convention thus far this week no one has anything to offer. Except anger and bitterness towards the other side. Yeah I'm not exactly sure what the case for the Democratic Party or candidate is but I do know that the Democrat candidate stands for and the Democratic Party is unified around the principle of hating trump and Republicans. And you know if you're going to be the hate your neighbour party, I, guess, that's your prerogative. It's a free country. But it's a divisive. A Gospel is so funny I saw you know Bob Duffy great fellow great fellow. He you know posted this morning some you know mean kind of deal some. You know quote off saying you know we should love each other I couldn't remember since I started reading it. I heard birds, singing darlow butterflies flitting around. And I just WANNA say no amount of wiping your political Dan will get rid of the stink. And no amount of pretending that were all about civility and brotherhood is going to erase the fact that we're being treated nationally. We being very small television audience I in nineteen sixty rather dramatically more people watched those the presidential conventions are watching today, which is something to think about, but the point is that. We have been treated too a buffet of hate your neighbour. And you know when you trash trump when you trash his supporters. I think if you look at polls, you have to understand that you're spitting in the face of something like forty, five, forty, six, maybe forty, eight percent of the American population. and. I just don't know from either party when you so reject. the other half of America. You really don't create any prospects for true representation for those people you make them electorally desperate is what you do. The thing is I. Guess the way at setting up is that if you? are a Republican. The only chance you have of being respected or represented for the next four years in American governance is to have your candidate win. and. There is no thing where I'm the president of all the Americans and truly want to reach out and understand and love and support Rather I'm the president of all the Americans means you'll do what the hell what to however I tell you to do, and it's just an unfortunate deal. You. You hope that you could turn to lead players and here messages of aspiration and hope. you know the city set on the hill let's go to better things but you know we're now at. Night, three of we hate those bastards. So at political discourse twenty twenty, it's time for traffic and weather on the tens on newsradio eleven eighty. newsradio Cami Levin Eighty weather brought to you by William Muhtar hurt in Car Call William Muhtar it's going to be sunny today. The temperature will probably get to about eighty be a great day fifty, six, eight eleven and you're listening to news radio WHAM eleven eighty. Just. So in the new just moments ago, we heard a van Anri White, the president of the Rochester City School. District Board of Education get up there and say that what his superintendent had some forty eight hours previously announced was impossible. Leslie Meyer. Small. The Superintendent of schools. Get that call if you gentlemen is the. If you are free to get that call. One of you have be grateful I'm I I get this thing where I stare at the little thing and I see people calling ringing and ringing and I go psycho over. If you are calling, please please keep calling and ringing anyway here's my deal So Andrew Cuomo the local dictator fellow. He says I'm GonNa Cut the funding to any number of everything by twenty percent. So and that includes schools and the Rochester. City. School district is heard that like every other district and So they're they're you haven't and what happened is the Superintendent Day before yesterday said I want in she says to all her subordinate entities, the schools, the organizations, the staff's we're going to lose twenty percent of our staff. Now here's the thing. That the math on this doesn't work out, but we'll give the superintendent the benefit of the doubt. Okay. No the the state is reducing its funding twenty.
"democratic national" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"He only knows how to ask the first question. Only knows how to say should we have been in western Asia in all of these different countries for these reasons or not? That's a fair question that he asks but he doesn't know how to ask the next questions. Okay we are. So what so what do we do about it and I haven't heard honestly from the Biden campaign a great answer to that question either and I recognize a great answer doesn't exist. But what is on display for me that I care about is a consistent theme of Joe Biden telling the public, you are not electing only me. You are electing a whole host of people with lots of different perspectives who are ready to serve in my administration and start to ask those questions that gives me comfort. Even if I don't agree with get excited by criterias over like whatever fill never. Even, if those things I feel good about someone saying I'm surrounding myself with competent people of different viewpoints so that we can look at reality as it exists today and figure out the next steps. The only part of the roll call that I didn't like was all of the sort of Joe Biden is going to save the world. Because I get that. That's what people do and it makes them feel good and so not to take anything away from someone who gave that kind of speech but. I think the better message from this campaign is every single day saying we're gonNA work really hard to do better 'cause that's really all they have the opportunity to do. It's a big INBOX and I think they're going to work hard and competently with a lot of different stakeholders and viewpoints at the table to do a little better. Let's just be honest. We all know it's going to stand in stark contrast to the Republican National Convention, which is going to be all about him. He's our savior. He's gonNA solve every problem. There's not gonNA be any team mentality if I was a Republican. And I wanted to see a future for the Republican Party. I would be very concerned about a convention that's going to be co opted into the Donald Trump show because the convention is about building your bench and it's about lifting up the next generation. It's about pushing forward names into the national consciousness and letting them time like Barack Obama did with his famous red and Blue America speech and they're to miss that and that is something that is damaging for years afterwards long after Donald Trump has gone now maybe I'm wrong but this the lineup. Unless we're planning on nominating the Saint Louis couple that held the guns on their front lawn, which are apparently going to be featured at the the convention. Then you know who are you lifting up? Who Are you? What policy positions are you sharing wait where how are you building the party? You know I think this what this convention has been a really great party building moment and look. That's what Joe Biden is about. That's what he's always been about. Then I think you really really saw that on display there is a very heartbreaking incident in Cincinnati. Last night Wednesday night when a long time announcer of the play by play for the reds was on a hot mike using a terrible homophobic slur. And immediately twitter lit up with numerous people independently joking that he must be vying for speaking role at the RNC. And I think that that is demonstrative of America's clear understanding that the only thing the president seems to be running on at this point. Is this crusade against cancel. Culture. Yeah As he canceled goodyear exactly. If it motivates you to vote for someone who seems to only have going for him crusade against canceled culture I really WanNa sit down and understand your priorities and I and I mean that genuinely I want to understand. Because to me, my understanding of canceled culture at this moment and it will evolve. is a sense that we are all entitled to have everything we have. And that we are never at risk of losing it that we should never be at risk of losing it, and that is not a philosophy that I believed in as a Republican when I was part of that party and it is not a philosophy I wanna have an American especially at a time when here in one of the world's wealthiest nations, we have been unable to provide for people through a true emergency and disaster I just don't want to have my animating philosophy be hold on with clenched fists to everything you have and never risk giving it up i. I. Don't think that's where we ought to be. But that seems to be what this convention is going to be about. Well, we watching it though we'll try to assess it as fairly as we can, and we'll be with you here to do that next week. Thank you for joining us for another episode of Pantsuit politics until then keep it nuance jal. PNC politics is produced by Studio D podcast production at least nap is. Director. Dante Lima is the composer.
"democratic national" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Meanness that you see like make liberals cry again and snowflakes from the other side and I just. I'm like simultaneously. So proud to watch it all play out and I felt this way twenty sixteen. In like frustrated that other why can't other people see that? Like why do you again like this sort of idea. We talked about this on the nightly nuance that The fruits of the leadership like. When. You look at acceptance and a vice presidential candidates standing up there talking about love and the values of love and decency and justice. How I guess I'm just waxing poetic about why don't understand everybody Democrat and like intellectually I do understand. But I just watch the convention. I'm like come on man were not like saying. Join US or die join US or America's over I. Mean I think there was definitely some democracy aspects of democracy are in peril, but not because the other side is. Terrible people but because we have people trying to exploit certain small group of people trying to exploit the system I don't know just. Swindling very emotional last night. What can I say? Before, we continue our discussion. Let's take a quick break to continue our reflections on suffrage which feel very appropriate as we're making our way through the political conventions and getting closer to the November election. This one is from our very own elise and she spent some time talking about suffrage with her aunt. Caroline. This. And I am here with my aunt caroline who I have always look up to in matters of feminism and activism and political interest and so I thought she was a great person for me to talk to you about what suffrage means to us. So aunt, Carolyn, what does suffrage mean to you? Well, I'll start by saying. About this that I decided I was kind of taking my suffrage for granted because of course I it's always been available to me when it comes to civil rights I. Think we're always working for what we don't have. been thinking so much about what we do have. There's always other things we wish we could have I do. The Civil Rights Act being signed when I was a teenager, I was aware of discrimination that time. So I remember about that. Of course, in recent years, I've been aware of suffrage being. Limited By gerrymandering, for instance, or by the requirements for more ide- laws or rules against felons and so on. That in very recent times, there's of course been the limitations set by. Cova, which have made some people, some polls not be open, not enough olds be open so that people had to stand in long scary lines and then of course, even more recently our president. Has. Said point blank and he doesn't want to give any more money to the post office who needs it to get all these mail in ballots to people in back from people so that election can be fair and of course, it's since we are a democracy it seems like we would be for suffrage not make it so hard we've made it so hard in our history for every group it's sort of frightening that we're actually working to remove suffrage rights from people rather than. Being a democracy that inks everybody should be able to vote is set. Listening to you. Talk about even just the changes in progress and setbacks that you've seen in your lifetime when as I've been thinking about what suffrage means to me ever really been thinking that. It means hope and change and that we have come so far and we still have so far to go took over one hundred years for women to get the right to vote in the first place way too long, and we've only had it for one hundred years and we still have so much so much ahead of us so much work ahead of us to do to continue to ensure. Equal access and voting rights for every person in our country women and a variety of disenfranchised groups and so I think as I think about suffrage this year and I think about the centennial anniversary of it. I think about hope and that there's a lot of work to do but suffrage means that change is possible and it has happened and it will continue to happen if we continue to work for it. Yeah that's a that's a good reminder. Martin Luther King says. About the out, does that go the long arm of history? To justice towards justice, which I really like and I really believe I think. The long arc of history has been towards justice hasn't gotten there yet, but it's bending there. Yeah and then Obama added on and said, I've got on a post at at here at my desk and said it's not often that we get to put your shoulder against the wheel of history and push than the arc of justice doesn't bend that way unless we're pushing it, and so the work is here for us to do. Yeah I was really hoping that maybe this year would be the the year to finally asked the ER as well. But. Who knows. I'll be. There's hope right as long as we're here doing the work. Thanks for talking about suffrage with me. Welcome. Glad to. You know I think what? I.
"democratic national" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"We also heard from senator. Warren who? I said on the news brief brought a word about childcare is national infrastructure from a preschool classroom I. Think it was one of her best speeches. I've ever heard I love that she was given the ability to focus on child care. Especially in this goal pandemic where we're really at a crisis level, you know my own community, we had one of our major childcare providers that's run through a local hospital shutdown anything but hospital employees and his created a crisis people can not find. A way to care for their children and do their job at the same time. You know she told her story about her ambien how her be packing her bags and coming to take care of her children allowed her to pursue her career just. I just loved it. I thought I want more of this I want more of childcare and parental leave and these policy positions that impact people's everyday lives but often get pushed to the bottom of the list and a prime time slot. That's what I want. That's what I expect from the Democratic Party especially if we spend half the evening talking about the power of women's leadership. So I was here for bad moment I feel similarly about the domestic violence focus. That was a moment that I thought. Oh, something really different is happening here. Because just to give that kind of sustained attention I. Mean it was a long segment in the scheme of what was happening in the convention. when the first domestic violence survivors spoke it kind of woke me up a little bit. And I leaned in and then when it kept going and I understand that it was part of. Kind of padding Joe Biden on the back for the violence against women. Act I understand that that act is not comprehensive. Enough is problematic in some ways was part of the crime bill, which is unacceptable legislation that there's lots of work still to do here that there is lots of imperfection thinks to criticize and yet. You know domestic violence is the pandemic that we never speak about and affects absolutely everyone in some way and that we just casually ignore I think Sarah when you talk about waging the war against individualism that you're on right now domestic violence is an incredible part and parcel I think of that conversation. So I was touched viscerally touched the domestic violence received that kind of attention. So I have two aunts that survivors of domestic violence I've worked with a domestic violence shelter in my community fact, texted our director and was like turn your TV on right now And actually think. Joe, Biden deserves to be patted on the back about this and not because you know I want to pat him on the back about anything like I just. I love moments in. Legislators histories were they. They have these sort of auto like oh Oh my God. This is an issue and I can do something about it. You hear it with Kristen. Gillibrand when she talks about sexual assault in the military and by all accounts, this is what happened with. Joe Biden. It was not something he understood he heard from victims and he thought hard. He brought these women to Congress to the Senate and had these excruciating emotional testimony to force everyone's hands and say. We're going to do something about it. He fought hard and he claims it is one of his proudest achievements in a very long Senate career, and so you know I feel like if it was someone like he cosponsored and he's trying to claim it now but you know for most people that's not what happened in. So as someone who cares so much about this issue and I, think you're right I, think it. The you know the violence against women's act hard because it's a national pandemic, we WANNA pay attention to, and it's also hard thing to tackle at the federal level. This legislation has been the source of much much much much legal action, but the domestic shelter in my community depends on that federal funding. And it's really really important and he fought for it and he deserves credit for it. You know I think you can see how important it is him that they put it in such like they gave it so much time. Once somebody like a public that attached to an issue and it feels personal to them like they're not gonNA. Let it go ever like he's still bringing it up and I don't think it's just because like you don't put that much emphasis on it in the in your convention if it's just because you want to feel good about the work and you think you're done like I, don't think he thinks that issue is done because it's not and I believe that he'll continue to work on it as president and so I thought I thought you're right I mean I think it was such a great moment and it was really building upon this emphasis on. The importance of women and the Democratic Party we heard from Secretary. Clinton we heard from Nancy Pelosi read the statistic this morning and I thought I'm so proud to be Democrat there one hundred and five women in the House of Representatives and ninety of them are, Democrats, ninety, you know I just seeing all these faces hearing from the first female speaker of the House hearing from the first female candidate of a major party than here watching nominate a woman for Vice President the first black woman, the first person of. South Asian descent adjust it just keeps building and building. I thought. You know we hear so many reports from people who go to. Trump's rallies and just the hateful nuts directed at your fellow Americans and I'm not saying. That Democrats. Aren't frustrated and they speak with great anger and judgment. Towards. The Republican Party and there was a lot of harsh criticism of Donald Trump. And Mitch McConnell specifically by Nancy Pelosi. But just how can you not watch? This convention and see that there's this. Embracing. We the people we are in this together, we don't have to agree but do we have to be so hateful I? Mean it's not like there's you know..
"democratic national" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"A difficult decision for him to take the moment and Really say what he thought, and I am very appreciative that he took the moment and really said he thought. I understand and respect the tradition of presidents not saying a whole lot about their successors and I think in a normal universe that is appropriate. And I appreciate him acknowledging explicitly that this is not a normal universe and I thought everything he said was so searing because it was true and because it wasn't hyped up his words still felt somewhat restrained even though they were. Accurate I read a description of the speech this warning that was. I think it was from Ryan. Linda he said you know he accused President trump of corruption no I don't think he accused him. I just think he observed that's what's happening. I think it was all more observation than accusation. I don't know a person who could have listened to that speech with anything approaching an open mind and disagreed with a lot of what they heard in terms of the characterization of this administration. It's just true. There are people who are going to decide to vote for him again. Anyway. But I thought he a hit a home run in terms of accurately describing what is happening and I'm sure that was hard and probably sad I can imagine an element of grief for him to in having to use his time that way. and. My Imagination, the Obama household. There's been like an ongoing struggle with Michelle and Sasha, and me being like you gotta get out there and say something and being like I'm a place is not my place or I'm biding my time because I think there's an element of like because he's been so restrained from speaking out when he finally took the moment to say. I've been watching is what's happening it was more impactful. The reporting is that he was offered the final slot and win the nomination went to Senator Kamala Harris. He said, no, there is this sort of I want to pass the torch to her to this next generation who I haven't always been happy with him. I had a friend that said I don't think using his voice on immigration segment was appropriate because of his deportation policy and I think his ability to sort of say, I know you always have been happy with me. And I'm not saying I haven't done everything, right but this man is a threat and we can all see it and he I love the moment where he's like they wanna convincing your vote doesn't matter and it does. And I think his ability to just like you said sort of it's like this. Moral Authority combined with this cool-headed observation I think being in front of that I think he was a constitutional center in Philadelphia he's you know don't forget he was a constitutional law professor in just he's also exceptionally good at doing that. Let's doom way out let's zoom way way out I. Mean You know I. Love History, and so that moment where he was like, can you imagine how hopeless they felt challenging the Jim Crow South can you imagine how hopeless and how unachievable it looked to get women? The right to vote? Can you imagine that ability? Of To say a little bit of like don't you dare complain and be cynical in think this is too hard or we can't make an impact when these people your ancestors, the people who've come before you challenge slavery and fought for universal suffrage and took down the Jim Crow south that ability to say like you are a part of something and it has been hard in the past and it is hard now but that does not mean we'd stop. I think he's so good at that. You know he's just so good at channel that historical view. What's at stake but not from A. Like a fear mongering perspective that like we still have. We. Still have a chance to do something great and I think it's going to be this next generation that carries us across the finish line and so many issues. She thought it was so brilliant. I think we needed somebody of his stature. We needed a sitting president because what are we supposed to do? You Know Fret because donald trump shreds every norm and be like, oh no, he's shredding the norms. Whatever will we do like? Sometimes the answer to that is to push back in a similar fashion. You know I don't think it's an accident and representative John Lewis's eulogy he called the Filibuster. Relic of the Jim Crow South like I think that he uses those moments to say. Like it's time to push harder it's time to take on this next challenge and I just I thought he did a phenomenal job. Reminded me a little bit of District Judge Reeves about on the nightly nuance recently the case of Jamison versus mcclendon. And this district judge made I think a very similar calculus depressant Obama. He said this is my forum. There are normal constraints on this forum. And I'm GonNa step outside of those because it's an abnormal time and in his opinion, this was a qualified immunity case where a police officer had pulled a man over a black man in Mississippi driving home to South Carolina from Arizona was driving a Mercedes three Mississippi and got pulled over by the police officer because the temporary tag on the car that he had purchased two weeks before was folded where you couldn't see some of the numbers and instead of saying, Hey, this is folded fix it. The police officer kept him there on the side of the road for almost two hours. Lied to him caused about five thousand dollars in damage to the vehicle because he basically ransacked it searching it put his physical body inside the vehicle. I mean, it was awful. It's just awful encounter. Between a citizen and a police officer and this district judge began his opinion with this list of activities that Clarence Jameson, the plane had not been doing the you know he he wasn't asleep in his apartment that was Brianna Taylor, and it's an entire lists like that of so many people who've lost their lives to police violence, and then he says, you know, thankfully, this officer didn't kill this man in this roadside stop but we have to understand that from the perspective of this black man who was pulled over by this white police officer in Mississippi that was the risk and this encounter that he would lose his life in it. And so the law not permit me to allow this case to go forward because qualified immunity as it exists under the lots day applies here but that's unacceptable and we need to stop and that to me is the essence of leadership and that's why when President Obama began and you could tell that he was going to directly take trump on. I thought you know this is another moment where what we do just isn't good enough and I think as much as people with a more activist personality than mine find those deliberate of I'm giving a speech or I'm writing an opinion that way of protest to be insufficient and Gratifying to me, it is incredibly powerful when you completely embody the existing structure and use that opportunity to say it's not okay. It's not acceptable. It's not good enough. It's not even what it's supposed to be in a lesser version of ideal and we have to speak out and do something about that I'm really inspired by that especially as a white person who thinks so often what is my role in anti-racist work and as a person who doesn't have that activists fire to see leaders like President Obama and District Judge Reeves using the positions that they had to say, those words with such gravity means a lot to me. I several semesters of Spanish in college and do you know how useful they are to me in my life right now? They are not because while I could make a list.
"democratic national" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Our podcast does not always work well with political convention scheduling I. Wish they would check with us I, but they haven't. So here's the situation. It is Thursday morning as we are sitting down to record two night, we are going to join hopefully many of you on hot mic to watch as a community Joe. Biden accept the nomination of his party. So the final night of the DNC, we'll watch together this evening we have not yet seen it today we are going to talk about the convention thus far. Next week is the RNC WE. Will do a hot mic gathering around the RNC. We don't have a complete schedule yet. So watch our email newsletter and social media and check in here on the podcast next week for information about that before we dive into our thoughts on the Democratic national. Convention and we just wanted to send out lots of love and light to both the people of Iowa who had eight truly historic storm people are. Still living without power entire cornfields were flattened. They're just reeling from this natural disaster. So we're sending them so much Levin light and we'll have a link in the show notes toys you can help and also to the people of California who not only have a heatwave but all of these lightning strikes, and so of course, they are battling wildfires again terrible air quality you know snowfalls basically made of. Ash So we're just we wanted to put the people of both states the top of the show we know there's with the conventions and there's a lot of political news and we don't want the people in either parts of the country that are really struggling with trauma and national disasters to feel forgotten I, read this morning on CNN. I, think that fifteen states are on fire right now there are like. Scale fires in fifteen states it's really disturbing. Okay. So let's do pivot a bit to the Democratic National Convention. Feel like I'm stating the ridiculously obvious and at this point Cochet observation and looked a little bit different this year. But we had a virtual convention. Thanks to pandemic. I don't know if it was just the expectations were so low but overall, it's been smooth. It's been entertaining. I really liked the new format I'm not saying we should never go back to arenas again but especially last night Wednesday night where Senator Kamla Harris accepted the nomination and President Barack Obama spoke it was just really good. The most difficult parts of this convention and there haven't been many have been the moments where they've tried to recreate that arena. Feel. So Senator Harris gave an excellent speech I thought, and then at the end of it, we kind of had this awkward moment where her husband and Joe and Jill Biden came on stage and it felt like the arena should be exploding with the balls and balloons. Dropping in whatever and it was mask reporters sitting far apart and some people on the screen and this moment of like what what do we do now was happening but and you know I felt such sadness for her I want her to have that I am really sad that she is breaking this barrier and having this historic moment to aroma thirty reporters. I, am I just like I feel like. We don't ever give politicians any grace to fill real human emotions but I, just WanNa send a shout out to Senator Harris. I had a little moment to agree that like 'cause you know to break that momentous feeling and not to have that historic moment in a crowd full of people you know it's sad I'm sad for her but the moments when they've really leaned in to the fact that we're doing this virtually I think have been really interesting to watch pretty hopeful I get on twitter the sense that people who cover politics think all of this is cheesy and ridiculous but here's the deal they would think it's cheesy in ridiculous in any format. Because we are practiced at that level of cynicism, right? I think the national anthem with the people from all the places in the United States mostly kids was fantastic. I liked the roll call seeing people all over the country. You know these places where we've really seen the benefits of doing this virtually to me have been an indicator that there is a lot worth preserving about this format. Well, I just think the way especially on Wednesday night they packed. In. A lot of policy arguments it's just tighter. You can keep people's attention one because the speeches are not playing to the room. So they're not playing for applause lines they're playing for sort of impactful arguments. We don't have to wait for everybody to applaud and we don't have to wait for like two to trout those laugh lines that only you know. Ann Richards can actually achieve and so I just. Think that it fell like the argument being made was denser and tighter and less sort of just political theater because there was there's less theater when it's just you and a camera, right you're really having to make the case and I felt that in Elizabeth Warren speech I felt that absolutely and President Obama's speech, and you know those moments where you see the clips in the interviews around domestic violence. And climate change and gun violence like they just they fell really forceful and impactful in a way they didn't win breaking for applause or transitioning people on and off the stage you know what I mean like you can keep people's attention especially because having attended the conventions in two thousand sixteen and look I confess just by personality this is not my scene it makes me roll my eyes it feels emotionally. To me I, just don't dig it. Okay. And winter in that arena for a couple of days for hours and hours on end. Most of the people there are. Have Politics is a very central component of their lives in the audience, right. But even the people who don't by the end are a professional audience. You understand Oh we clap now. Oh, we hold these signs this way. Now this is what we do because we are actors in producing this thing for TV and in addition to all working together to create this vibe in this room that we want to have, and there's nothing wrong with that and I felt that. At both conventions, there's also nothing partisan about that but I like better this sort of let me just share some thoughts with you and cycling through speakers much much faster did help me and I have a long attention span, but it really helped me hang with them more than I was able to win. The speeches felt endless because of all that kind of dynamic with the crowd. So what did you think about President Obama speech I? Think it had to be..
Bill Clinton shouldn't be talking at DNC if party wants to move forward
"Know they limited Bill Clinton's speech, though five minutes last night. Was it last night or the night? But it was the night before. Then Hillary spoke lies. Whatever. Then I'll run together. Put Honestly, if the Democratic Party wants to move forward, this has got to be the last time those to speak at the Democratic National Convention. And I would say the same thing. The Republicans There's no reason to have any bushes up there. I mean, it's it's clear. Bill Clinton is just, you know. He's he's yesterday's news. And Hillary as much as he tries and continues to try to make her so she's yesterday's news, too. I've said a million times one of the most impressive things one of the one of the only things that I feel like, you know, I applaud Donald Trump for doing Is he ended both the Bush Here. He had to Hey ended both the bush and the Clinton holds on their parties. You know? This is 2016 was supposed to be the year that it was. You know Jeb Bush against Hillary Clinton and you know, one of them was going to go forward. Well, what happened? Oh, I don't know. Both of them lost. Both families were out. So it is what it is, but I just find it Amazing. Ah, you know, the Democrats had four years to groom a candidate for And Groom of, you know a really good young You know? Progressive but not way way left so far left that, you know, you know, he or she alienates the centrists. Someone with new enthusiasm, new ideas that four years to groom somebody and they came up with Joe Biden.
"democratic national" Discussed on People of the Pod
"On these issues especially when it comes to the security of our community. There's a clear choice in this election and Jewish especially do not believe that Donald Trump has the best interest of our community in mind he has Jewish family members. He's certainly been friendly to Israel is strengthened that relationship. So how does that square? There's no question. He has Jewish family members. He's also married and he's done said many misogynistic things. So that alone does not qualify him as what I would consider to be someone who's been particularly good for the Jewish community I look at the numbers and I look at the unprecedented rise in white nationalist propaganda or anti Semitic attack and the words that. Come out of his mouth better clear signs to anti-semites to racist to bigots that he is their ally whether it is identifying anti-semites white nationalist marching Charlottesville as very fine people or calling the extremists that marched in Michigan with swastikas very good people that was earlier this year or hiring someone recently, Sebastian Gorka who is affiliated with the Nazi party in Hungary? When it comes to Israel. Donald Trump. Has Been Long on symbolism and short on substance. Yes. He moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and we recognize that Jerusalem is, of course, the capital of Israel. But the substance matters and when you look at the record of Joe Biden who with President Obama finalized unprecedented historic thirty eight. DOLLAR AGREEMENT WITH ISRAEL PROVIDING FOR AID for the next ten years, and you look at the security issues that Israel faces. Actually Donald. Trump has not been that great for Israel. Let's go back to that you an arms embargo that you just mentioned it is set to expire in October and the trump administration is demanding snap back sanctions go into a fact do Democrats agree with this? What would the Biden Administration do in this case? What would the approach to? Iran be? In the Obama Administration. which in many ways, Joe Biden was very much a part of it was a part of these decisions with regard to Iran the goal with Iran was and would, of course, continue to be to ensure that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapon. The way that the Obama Administration went about it, which I believe would be continued in. Abidin. Administration. Is To exhaust all diplomatic options to ensure. That's not the case. The JCP away was the combination of successful diplomacy but that didn't happen in a vacuum. It was the result of years of sanctions against Iran forced Iran back to the negotiating table given your experience with Kamala Harris as her national security adviser. Do you foresee a vice president Harris exerting as much power in foreign policy decisions as Biden and his predecessors? Well. Having served at the national. Security. Adviser. For Comma Harris I can tell you that she is a values driven leader. Then that includes on national security she serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee. She's been an integral member of that committee in its three year investigation of Russia's role interfering our twenty sixteen elections. She deeply values and appreciates debt breath of the US as a relationship we traveled to Israel together and I saw that firsthand I know just how capable he is at leading on these issues I can't speak to specifically what role other than vice president she would have in. This administration and what role that would take on, but I know that if in fact. Joe. Biden decided that she would lead on foreign policy and national security. She would be a fantastic leader whose priorities would align with the Jewish community and again I've seen it firsthand as it relates to Israel I've also seen it firsthand as it relates Taro insecurity when attacks started targeting our community including in California in twenty seventeen, she led a bi partisan effort to condemn take measures against the rise of hate crimes, the white nationalism, and I was proud of that work but it was really. Driven directly by her and it was a bipartisan effort. It was a resolution that passed unanimously in the Senate and as someone who had just arrived in the Senate just a few months before it really was a demonstration of not only her leadership by her ability to work in a bipartisan manner to get things done that really matter and for her the security of our community was hair amount. So I'm glad you pivoted to domestic issues here and I want to explore that a little bit more before we go. In fact, some polls rank Israel Iran, Russia foreign policy issues as. Really at the bottom of the priority list for many if not most Jewish voters and instead gauge healthcare gun, violence, social security Medicare those are the key issues that Jewish voters care about do those mayor how you view Jewish voters priorities. The issue that you're referring to, which we also see in polling is when you ask Jewish voters, what are the most important issues to you when deciding which candidate support they will overwhelmingly choose domestic policy issues starting with healthcare to include gotten safety climate, change, economic issues, and other domestic policy issues impacting our life and our own security to include anti-semitism. because. Those are the issues where there's the biggest difference between the two parties between Democratic candidates and Republican candidates. But we also know that when it comes to Israel, which, yes, does fall to the bottom of that list that doesn't mean it's not a priority for Jewish voters. We know that Jewish voters overwhelmingly consider themselves to be pro. Israel but it's not an area where there is as much distinction frankly between the parties and that is a good thing. Supportive Israel remains strongly bipartisan. So I think that it is what we consider to be a threshold issue. Of course candid. It have to be supportive of Israel in order to have support of Jewish voters. And the overwhelming majority of Democrats and Republicans alike meet that threshold. So voters are going to the polls making their decisions on issues where there's the biggest distinction and that is access to affordable healthcare that is gun safety that is the security of our own community, and frankly at this stage, a weather, our leaders share our values and it's pretty clear that Donald Trump does not. Some of these priorities have been addressed during this week's program and Gabby giffords opening speech on Wednesday highlighted the importance of gun violence. The testimony of the daughter of Corona virus victim very moving heartbreaking highlighted healthcare.
Tulsi Gabbard Named Democratic Nominee After Discovery Of Obscure Rule That Grants Nomination To Whoever Wins 0.7% Of The Vote In Missouri
"Massive news from the Democratic National Convention today. US. Representative. Tulsi Gabbard has been named the party's presidential nominee. After DNC vice chairman, Peter may burst into a press conference brandishing dusty copy of the democratic. Party's original eighteen twenty eight charter to announce shocking discovery an obscure rule granting the nomination to whomever wins zero point seven percent of the primary vote in the state of Missouri Opr. CHEAP, political correspondent. Dirk mullins was on the scene and joins us now dirk this was quite a one eighty, right leslie truly one of the most unexpected political turnarounds in US history Tolsey Gabbard, the representative from Hawaii who dropped out of the presidential race and nearly six months ago has now gained the nomination mere moments before Joe Biden was due to become the party's official nominee take a listen. Please folks folks. Let me finish. And I quote from the document itself. Sorry. It's a little dusty. It is here to unanimously decreed. That the candidate, whomsoever procures betwixt the margin of six tenths and eight tenths of the vote in The Majesty state of Missouri Beneath the Pale blood moon. In fallow season shall be made our party's nominee for chief executive. It is a dramatic shakeup that caught even the DNC off guard after they discovered the parchment based rule book locked away in a hidden chamber sealed deep below their archives well. It would've been nice to know this back in March. Obviously. We're GONNA need to destroy a lot of Biden twenty twenty merchandise and we had a lot of folks voting during a pandemic for primary that was essentially meaningless. But ultimately, my hands are tied she one zero point seven percent of the Missouri. Vote. What else are we supposed to do while truly unprecedented but what does this mean? For? Democrats in two, thousand, twenty well, it's not good representative or I should say nominee Gabbard has virtually no name recognition and she's pulling in the low single decimal points no one has been able. To get in touch with her either due to her lack of any staff or campaign infrastructure. Frankly, we're not even sure what platform consists of something like ending foreign military bases. I don't really remember now Tulsi Gabbard cheese the senator from Massachusetts. Correct. Now I believe you're thinking of Elizabeth Warren Mistake, it's the one with the crystal the self-help one Marianne Williamson Oh interesting. well, I've got to admit I have no idea who you're talking about then but with that said, she did win the exact sliver of the vote in Missouri that counts in terms of receiving the presidential nomination. That's all that matters right now, what does the Biden campaign saying? This must be a disappointment for them. It certainly is they're searching for a workaround by arguing this decision is superseded by an even. Older precolonial taxed that magnificant democracy him from sixteen, Eighty two. That's the old pamphlet about how to keep Goblins from emerging out of hell and overrunning a functioning democracy. Right? That's right now, those passages suggest only papist like Joe Biden for example, has the power to resist the quote devils. Karnal source laments so far though the Democratic Party has stuck to its guns on this point seven percent of Missouri principle though. Tolsey two, thousand, twenty or bust incredible. It looks that way. We haven't seen this big of a shakeup since John Quincy Adams to the White House due to a loophole in the Electoral College granting the presidency to any candidate born with six toes on his left foot. Really stunning news. Thanks for the report dirk that's Dirk
Tulsi Gabbard Named Democratic Nominee in Surprise Twist
"Massive news from the Democratic National Convention today. US. Representative. Tulsi Gabbard has been named the party's presidential nominee. After DNC vice chairman, Peter may burst into a press conference brandishing dusty copy of the democratic. Party's original eighteen twenty eight charter to announce shocking discovery an obscure rule granting the nomination to whomever wins zero point seven percent of the primary vote in the state of Missouri Opr. CHEAP, political correspondent. Dirk mullins was on the scene and joins us now dirk this was quite a one eighty, right leslie truly one of the most unexpected political turnarounds in US history Tolsey Gabbard, the representative from Hawaii who dropped out of the presidential race and nearly six months ago has now gained the nomination mere moments before Joe Biden was due to become the party's official nominee
"democratic national" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"To you by Seneca women and iheartradio in partnership. With PNG, I'm Kim as early in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of American women getting the vote where bringing you the voices of one hundred groundbreaking and history-making women listen to Seneca's one hundred women to here on iheartradio apple podcast or wherever you get your podcasts. Yesterday was the first day of the Democratic National Convention. In Milwaukee, the speakers include it garnered Andrew Cuomo Mary Sanders urged voters to remove the most dangerous president and are forever First Lady Michelle Obama said that trump is wrong for the country and the Joe Biden is about truth and trusting science take a listen I know, Joe, he is a profoundly decent man guided by faith. He was a terrific vice president. He knows what it takes to rescue an economy beat back a pandemic and lead our country and he listens. He will tell the truth and trust science. He will make smart plans and manage a good team. And he will govern as someone who's lived a life that the rest of us can recognize. Okay. I'm with you forever first lady. What she? Did Oh yeah. Eh Phone. You remember at the two thousand sixteen DNC Michelle Obama's favors fame famous line from there was when they go we go hi and she's been quoted on Matt so much You ready to get you. GotTa go. Only. As. Low. Yes tonight, go get to rebound. but you'll ankles no. Such a dynamic lineup of speakers for tonight bank lewd former President Bill Clinton. Democratic leaders, Stacey Abrams and keynote speaker Dr. Jill Biden. Who of course is the wife of Joe. Biden who just want to keep saying We have to vote listen to me if we vote, we can change. Trump one Wisconsin by twenty, three, thousand votes in Milwaukee Ninety three thousand blacks didn't vote trump won Florida by one hundred thirteen thousand volts in Miami. Three hundred seventy, nine, thousand blacks getting vote trump won Michigan by eleven thousand. In. Detroit two, hundred, seventy seven thousand blacks didn't vote trump won Pennsylvania by four thousand votes in Philly. Two hundred thirty eight thousand blacks didn't vote trump on. Georgia by two hundred eleven, thousand votes it at length. Five hundred ninety thousand blacks didn't vote. This let. African American Not. Go changed the world on November. Let's go change the world because we have that power stop saying your vote don't count because we all vote we changed the world You have a chance to do this man you let me explain something. You can't handle four more years. It has man's policy I'm telling you now have you are billionaire rich. It don't matter who in office you got enough where you can deal with what come your way. But when you us a subject to Dili with the policies that come out of the White House, what you'll councilman do what you'll send it as do. What what taxpayers doing, your Zip Code. It affects you man it is more important than you for you to vote than everybody else. Some. Telling you what these rich boys do man. They sit up and date once they find out who will be in office they just situate themselves see how they're gonNA make any money. You on the other hand we have to vote it is my obligation do Hugo's obligation Rickey Smiley's obligation those of us that are all in any members of the Panhellenic Council to get everybody we know to the polls to vote everybody has got good says, take your.
"democratic national" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"It's a public life spanning nearly five decades. A life of triumph laced with tragedy, both of which he shares an equal measure in his final quest to win the White House, that journey culminating this week as he accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for. Joseph. Robin by junior was elected to the Senate. From Delaware at age twenty, nine, a long shot bid. Few thought he could win it was nineteen seventy-two on his way to a new career in politics. But soon, shattered by heartbreak Christmas shopping and a tractor trailer broadsided them. In one incident. To his wife Nelia and thirteen month old daughter Naomi died his sons hunter and Bo injured. Took his oath of office in a hospital room. I faced like many of you defining moment. Walk away from public life. Or? I chose to stay. He later married a teacher. Jill Jacobs and had another daughter. Newman deserves one great love let alone too. Early on in the Senate, his ambition burn bright long before anyone outside Delaware had any idea who he was a point made clear at the nineteen eighty democratic national convention instead my name Wyden Senator Biden, he said who in the Hell is he? Seven years later he sought national. Office. For the first time a fresh face in a crowded field. Buyer way he dropped out of the race before the voting began after revelations plagiarizing lines of a speech from British Labour leader Neil Kinnock I made some mistakes. I'm a big boy. Sometimes you win. Sometimes. Lose. That searing loss shaped Biden as he settled into the Senate. But he soon suffered a traumatic scare with a brain aneurysm in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight. Recovered and continued climbing the ladder of seniority as chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He presided over the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Clarence. Thomas that riveted the nation in Nineteen ninety-one from the beginning Ann at this moment until the end, the presumption is with you his treatment of one time Thomas Eight Anita Hill. Accused Thomas of sexual harassment stirred controversy and it's still seen by some as a stain on a thirty six year Senate career. It was only last year before this presidential run, he called to offer his regrets. Hindsight has led to other apologies like the nineteen ninety, four crime bill signed by President Clinton, and supported by many black mayors members of Congress. It contained the violence against Women Act, but also tough laws that led the sentencing disparities for drug offenses. I know we have always gotten things, right? But I've always tried. In two thousand and two voted to authorize the use of military force. In Iraq decision, he later called a mistake. That vote ultimately became a dividing line for Democrats in two thousand eight when Biden made his second bid for the White House. In that race, Biden's long experience was seen as a liability with voters demanding change he ended his. After finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses. Let me make something clear. I ain't going away. Once again, he returned to the Senate. But Barack Obama had plans. Biden's experience was just what the Freshman Illinois senator needed in a running mate Joe Biden one just make a good by president he will make A. Vice. President. A. New Partnership was born one that made by too but afforded him his first real platform away from Capitol Hill. Joe. As Vice President, he traveled the world visiting nearly sixty countries. He also played a key role in rebuilding the economy and reshaping the nation's health care system. Prided himself on offering the president unvarnished opinions whether warring against authorizing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. My suggestion is go we have to do two more things to see if he's there or leading the way arguing for same sex marriage men marrying men, women, marrying women and heterosexual men were are entitled the same exact rights. As, he considered another presidential bid of his own in two, thousand, sixteen tragedy struck again his son or Beau Biden. Now, the Attorney General of Delaware. died of brain cancer and devastated the family once more moas is our inspiration. Unfortunately. I believe route of time the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. So we hit the campaign trail hoping to pass the torch to the next. Democratic. Vice President at a stop before the election. Biden warned of a trump presidency for donald trump to be elected president he's already in the area foreign policy. Making America weaker I just can't fathom what you do. It was president trump after seeing him in office that Biden said compelled him to run again. From solar nation, this is not who we are. That was Jeff, Zeleny reporting coming up in our second hour of this special convention edition three sixty someone who knows a thing or two about running for the.
"democratic national" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Book to suppress democratic votes to manipulate the outcome of the election. This postal service story is just another example of that sickening strategy, but I can tell you this you're talking about the convention, Tonight Democrats, can and will rightfully message it this way they will say American, seniors, Donald Trump is holding up your prescription drug medications, your social security checks to help himself get reelected. He doesn't care about you. So you don't believe in any cost cutting. Well I mean sorters are mechanical devices to help things move more efficiently you're removing them it doesn't make sense. So just fund the post office. So these questions go away. That is what needs to happen I. think politically the sabotaging of the US Postal Service is Trumpian in its stupidity. The ME. Scott Moore says the president will actually let me ask you. Do you believe that there is something going on in the Postal Service with with? NAFARI. Es. By the administration. No No I. Don't I. Think this is a crazy conspiracy theory. Look. There's a lot of things to be outraged about in this world. This is not one of them. I mean. First of all we have to address the social security issue ninety, nine percent of people on Social Security checks via direct deposit. I know that because I had the Internet Barack Obama what through direct deposit back in two thousand ten. So that's a lie. I know the talking points gone on. That's a lie. This idea that removing mailboxes is somehow a new thing. Well, let's see I have the Internet September nineteen, twenty sixteen. Twelve, thousand mailboxes removed in the last five years. Well, Gee Whiz who was the president when that happened and finally finally. Two Thousand Twelve Obama Renews Call to in Saturday Mail delivery, which by the way would proportionately her rural areas, the most and by the way who was against Obama rural areas. There was no conspiracy theory meltdown about any of this, and there should not be today. There is a fight between Democrats and Republicans Republicans want to reform the Post Office Democrats WANNA bail out. This thing is had financial problems for years. This is not a real thing period. If. It were such a conspiracy I mean it is Donald Trump's own words he admitted out loud that if doesn't fund the postal, service people won't be able to do what he doesn't want them to do, which is to vote by mail. It's his own words and by the way I just et Cetera it's shoe polling shows at the United. States Postal Service is the most favorably ranked government agency of all with ninety one percent of Democrats and ninety one percent of Republicans giving it. Positive ratings you mess with the postal service at your peril. Scott. Look I. Love The Post Office to my favorite part of the day is asking my wife did we get an email today? I use the mail we use the mail nobody has a war on the male the fun. The Post Office has funding for twenty twenty one. There is a huge fiscal issue with the post office. Previous administrations have wrestled with this as well trying to do cost, cutting and reforms to get this thing. All the trump administration the Treasury Department has offered the postal service at ten billion dollar loan trump. Himself has signed off on a corona virus relief deal that had billions of dollars extra funding for the post office, which by the way already has enough money to operate through twenty, twenty one but this. A real thing there's gotTa have you disputes between the parties about mail in voting Republicans don't traditionally like Democrats do but that is has nothing to do with this post office in my opinion but it's got I mean now I mean I saw. How do you explain what the president to Governor Granholm this point? What the president said out loud in that interview with Bartolomeo about. Not, funding the post office, the you're not. GonNa have mail in voting and also his constant refrain that mail in voting is rife with foreign interference and and fraud people's dogs voting in mass numbers, which is just not the case I talked to the Secretary of state in in Washington Republican they've had. Out of millions of ballots mail in voting, they've had I think like one hundred instances of potential fraud that are being adjudicated. Look Repub I don't speak for the president. Here's what I think. He believes in what I know most Republicans believe the Universal Mail in balloting where you sin ballots out even if people don't request, them does present the opportunity for fraud. Republicans I know don't have a problem at all with requesting absentee ballots using the male. If you're worried about catching corona virus by going to vote Republicans, don't have a problem with that. It's the universal sending out of ballots were has republicans do that they don't have a widespread voter fraud you're talking about a hypothetical potential for fraud that doesn't seem to exist in states that actually do it. And you're talking about a hypothetical conspiracy theory where one million. US, election by messing with the postal service. So I'm not I'm not arguing that conspiracy theory. I'm not dealing no, all I care. I'm not a proponent of any conspiracy theory both service. I'm just asking it seems like just factually, there is not evidence of widespread voter fraud in states that have universal mail in. Balloting. And I'm glad there isn't but I'm just telling you what Republicans believe, which is that there is the there is the possibility that voter fraud could exist if you sent out thousands of ballots and be it could as it happened in New York calls a prolonged election where we don't have all the ballots counted and where there was a protracted fight over the winter I mean CNN's poll has it a tonight we're going to have a close election I think and so there is also Republican concern about not knowing who one Exception Florida apparently that voting mail and boating and balloting in. Florida according to President. It's fine. He said Melon Florida's well Governor Granholm Scott. Jennings. Thank you. Appreciate it up. Next as Joe Biden gets ready for the biggest week of his political career. We look at how he got to this point has joining the Democratic presidential nomination began decades ago, which you may not know about him when we continue. is obviously very important week for Democrats and for for Kennedy Biden on Thursday night, he's expected to officially accept the Democratic presidential nomination a pivotal for him. After he faced, such a rocky primary race would you may have forgotten is that he's made several comebacks in his lifetime, not just in politics, but also his personal life. Here. Jeff. Zelin. Joe Biden has spent a lifetime preparing for this moment. Those you knocked down. countered out let behind. This is your campaign..
"democratic national" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Well, it depends on turnout and where and as we all know, Andrea Thank you Nima League Anderson Van Jones as well. Thank you very much. Coming up next to Andrew. Points removing mailboxes dismantling sorting machines demand source for mail in ballots is interfering with the postal service part of the president's reelection plan new reporting on that next. As we reported the top of the hour, the house is likely to return. Later this week to deal with something unprecedented during an election when a pandemic makes it unsafe for many vote in person namely the literal. Dismantlement of a Chunk Postal Service, the reduction in capacity for handling mail in ballots mailbox is being removed mail sorting machines taken off line or even taken apart across the country. The president has made denouncing mail in voting a refrain of his repeatedly older raising the key question which strict hopper today asked the president's Chief-of-staff. I can give you the president trump I can give you everything he can go to help. Guarantee, I'll give you that guarantee right now, the president of the United States is not going to interfere with anybody casting their their vote in a legitimate way whether it's the post office or anything else. To Staff Meadows, went on to say there's no sorting machines that are going offline between now and the election keeping them honest though the internal postal service documents obtained by CNN suggests that some or even most of the damage may have already been done. John Harwood at the White House now with the latest. So what are the documents say? It isn't the document said that the postal service had a plan to take five hundred of these sorting machines out of commission. And that four, hundred, seventy, five of them were due to be taken out of line by the end of July, which indicates the horse may already be out of the barn, and of course, there other policy changes. Ongoing postal services are not going to remove anymore letterboxes, but they still have in place a ban on overtime. The kind of things that could facilitate mail delivery when the services overloaded. So, what is the reasoning behind taking mail sorting offline and removing mailboxes is just cost savings. There's longstanding funding problems with the postal. Service. Anderson. So some of these it's hard to distinguish between operational changes that would be made to save money to begin with versus what's happening in the election. But the problem is you noted the outset is that the pandemic has dramatically increase the demand for postal services around the election because of mail in balloting, which people want to take advantage of in order to keep from getting sick by voting in person and the administration clearly does not want that to happen the president's been trying to undercut. The integrity of in voting even though there's no evidence that it has integrity problems, John Harwood appreciate it. Thank you. Let's get perspective on how this might affect the race and the the Democratic convention joining now CNN senior political commentator Jennifer Granholm from a democratic governor. The swing state of Michigan also seen an political commentator, former special assistant prison George W.. Bush got Jennings. Good. See both Governor Granholm House. Democrats. Want to hear from the leadership of the postal, service. One Congressman Roe conn of California says it's worse than Russian interference. What is your take? Yeah for sure I mean Donald. Trump's appointee has been caught red handed doing donald. Trump's bidding, which is, of course, removing these postboxes and mail sorters from areas that disproportionately affect. Democratic. Voters he admitted it out loud that if he defends the post office, people won't be able to vote by mail which really behind us as you know Anderson is that Donald Trump knows that he's losing and he's going to pull out every dirty trick in the..
"democratic national" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"The convention is scheduled for August. Seventeenth, through the twentieth in Milwaukee and there will be events there every day, but those events have been downsized or in many cases made remote. The main convention will no longer happen at the FIZZER, foreign four marina, but in the a much smaller. Center and state delegations are being told to plan to stay home and cast their ballots. Remotely other events will be broadcast from satellite cities, locations and landmarks across the country. However, Joe Biden will still accept the nomination for president in person in Milwaukee. Meanwhile, the GOP still has plans to hold a traditional convention in Jacksonville Florida after moving from Charlotte North Carolina. When that state said, it would likely take social distancing measures, and you know our president is not going for that. You know he's he moved. He moved the entire Republican convention. Thought. To Jacksonville close, you don't care nothing. About these people. He's only concerned about his win. Yes. Winning both winning in November, you're right. So, critical to him, we're on in so many markets in so many cities in Florida. y'All. Don't get out and vote. To Really Yagi to get out and vote in to help us turn this thing. To do our part we have to. We can't just sit. Appear Complain. We have to get out. Some actions with those words, please. Did you see the president walking from the Air Force. Just see him walking across the lawn with his tie. Undone and Make. Defeated your. Hand. Oh my God What show today? Every bit of it. that. Talk to on it. Yeah I think. He's greatly affected by the poll numbers. I think so too even though he tries to pretend like he's not I think he is anything that shows him behind or not in a good light, or you know he's petty like that, and he always wants to be on top and like you say so. When he's not it takes the told. Junior, you WANNA. Say you to lose. Bad Defeat look. Pitcher do. Man I just don't want to get too comfortable because that's a long way to go. He is a fighter and he will fight to. We saw that yeah. Twenty sixteen body was gonNA. Go One way. We were surprised and shocked. So you're right. Shirley we take. For granted automatically going to win, so you don't have to go to the polls. No, that's all the more reason for you to go to the polls. Invite exactly. I really do not see this guy winning. That's a hard statement to make because. Republican Party works in the Harry. And how they react, but I'm just going to tell you. I think he's going to be hard. Because I think if we can keep their attitudes where they are, they will turn out to oppose. We, just gotTa keep pushing. Get through this summer keep. Voting in the primaries. Don't we gotta? Do? Yeah. Yeah we have to. Right at it to see more of Joe Biden to if we could. Get I would? I would like to see more looks good though Shirley been looking better. and. I started when I. IT looks a whole lot better that that's. What did you say? Carla I like what he said he was talking about the president in. Not Actually being a leader leadership, the country is lacking. Did you see that see? You just whining and. Making it about you? You're making it about you I like what Biden said, too when he said, we're fighting for the very soul of this country. That I really do I feel like we lost. You know a lot under this presidency. We really have of who we are and our strengths and all of that. Yeah, anyway, we'll be back with more of the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Right after this. You're listening to David Hardy morning show. Because I don't want to be stuck. Wearing my old outdated glasses because I wanna wake up and just be able to see because enough is enough at the eye center. We've heard it all all the reasons why it's time for Lasik over the past thirty years. The ICE Center has helped. 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