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Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on Rick Hamada
"Away in the morning. Almost 79. There are news radio 8 30 K. H V H. Don't make a little delineation and clear any confusion. When we have topicality, I'll have topicality for you. And then your invitation to call up. Talk about the issue when I ask you. What do you think? Love to hear it. Please do But that is not an open phone conversation if we're talking about and we will hear the moment condition of our community, Visa VI political representation. That's what we do. That's what we're talking about. We're conversing about If, however, and it rarely occurs. Your humble talk show host tells you that open phones on any topic. That's different. That's exactly what it means Anything. It doesn't matter what it is. Be sure. And if you'd like, give us a call, Let's talk about what's on your mind. But when topicality is presented It's deeply appreciated. That you participate and converse and contribute along those lines. And that's it. Just, uh, very quick delineation of What happens in this chair, and I thank you all very much after Nearly 27 years of doing this, I appreciate All of the feedback and the accommodation Now we spent Our time. Examining and updating and news and information about the latest with Johnson and Johnson. Uh, transitioning and still monitoring, though. I brought up political parties. Do we agree? That not just cove. It But obviously were confronting many, many, many issues. And as I've always maintained, politics touches your life. Every single day, whether you like it or not. Politically speaking, We have political parties. They seek your support. If they receive it, they're elected and installed and then they have their priorities. Which they promised or to accommodate. The greater good there we have it pretty simple stuff, right? Top of buying so much crime. Homelessness. Our financial condition the reality. Of the financial condition of our state. In the Legislature as we speak in the waning days. Bills to increase your Texas Some have already been signed. So I was curious. The two political parties, Republican and Democrat. What what is their outreach? What is that they are informing you. I would imagine. That the head of a party Would have dedicated space. Time. And Effort. To inform What their position is and what you should know. Through their lens. I get it's partisan. That's fine. But what is that party's position? What is the party's position? On covert funding. And the Disbursement of funds. And what's the accounting? Pretty basic stuff, right? Isn't that something You would like to know. Shouldn't we be apprised? Especially through a political party. The reason why is because it helps define their position. So you know more. When it comes time to vote. Is a job of a political party is to elect As many people Under that batter. Well. You the public can make that decision. Based on more information. So I went on both website. I'm not here to slam anyone. I'm just here to share. I went to the Democratic Party of Hawaii, their website And I searched for whatever positions they may be. Hold on. I'll have to take that.
North Las Vegas Mayor Switches From Democrat to Republican
"North. Las vegas mayor. John lee has a. He switched parties in a very public. plan denounced sort of way. Did it on fox friends at like four thirty in the morning or something like that But steve actually you talked to him about it so you know what what was his rationality gave you. Yeah he he basically told me the same thing that he said on fox. He said that You know it's been a long time coming. But the the the final straw for him. The linchpin for this was the election of several people were affiliated with the democratic socialists of america to the nevada democratic party That made it feel as if he couldn't really Stay in the party. Any longer and You know he said he's pro. Life pro gun christian personally just didn't feel like he fit into the democratic party anymore and and and i'm sure there are other democrats were also pro-life and we're also progun in new orleans christian who who may feel the same way as he does Who who aren't are not down with the term
Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on Lewis and Logan
"Actually do anything on Saturday, now not changed. I hate when that happens, you can plant anything rather during the week. Why not? It's no during the weekend, the weekend be nice, who would be a good running mate? For the rock. We talked about that last hour in case you missed it, the rock and we all love the rock. Do you want a politician running mate or somebody who's not a politician wants somebody fear the rock You want somebody that can help you get elected? I don't think he really care what that other person does. But he today on the Today show Sort of put that out there that he may be considering a presidential run a Republican or Democrat. What party is he? I'm not independent service. Independent is Howie for Winfrey, your running mate. We're going all celebrity ticket. That's I'm saying. Do you want us? I don't think Oprah's gonna want to be in the on the bottom of that ticket. She'd want to be on the top. No, I don't think so, because Oprah said the reason why she wouldn't run is because it's just too much work. So you want to be in the bottom of that ticket, right? You still get You think Vice presidents don't work? Well, they worked, but not I mean, I think the president has more pressure. Right then the vice president. Yeah, for sure. So you're still at that high level you just Don't have to have all the pressure on you. It might be good for him. T have a woman as his running mate. I think so are Michelle Obama. Man seriously, if the rock in either Michelle Obama Or Oprah Winfrey ran Good luck to all the other candidates. Landslide. Oh, I agree over I mean, I'm not sure if that's good, bad or indifferent. I don't know. Are you talking about? Well, don't you think so Many people are just sick of politics in general, so they want to go outside the box. That's why some would say that happened in 2016. That's why he got elected. That wasn't even in the boxes neighborhood. They would not only went outside the box, they changed area codes and everything. Uh, um love. You're gonna have a politician be his running mate. Who would it be? Politician. Well, it would have to be somebody who would also be considered independent. So that would eliminate unless you can change of party affiliation for sure. I don't know what he lean. I think he leaned right? Before before Trump. Maybe he was not a trump guy, at least at the end. I know that he endorsed Biden. Yeah, this year, So that would mean he Glean left. Um, yeah, I I'm intrigued. Working or better going to join us on Kaylie News radio. Good morning, Kirk. How are you? And I always a misprint. I got going. Good morning. I could listen, uh, should kiss left jabbered but pulsing Tulsi Gabbert. That's an absolute perfect vice president because she reaches across the lines. You really can't stand the Democratic party. Are the Republican Party. She's military. She's a patriot. And she, uh She's she's common ground and ran for president. So she is to me. She's way smart person of color in a woman. I like her. I'd like her too. I like you too. I don't know, Kirk. Thank you. I'm not sure I thought she mean when I've seen her speak. I think she's very impressive. I mean, I haven't haven't drilled down to really completely understand you know her overall core beliefs, right, but very impressive person behind a microphone. Yeah. I think I saw her on the show recently and I was impressed. I mean, she didn't. They didn't run for president and she did take after Ah! Which candidate did she get into? It might have been Kamala Harris. I mean, there was one candidate and they were on the It was one of the debate nights that we watched on national TV. And I'm pretty sure was Kamala Harris. And it was, you know, it was like Whoa, Okay, this is This is pretty compelling. She would write right at her so and she was running on, you know, same party same party. Which is I mean that that's not that's not something we don't typically see. We see that all the time. In primaries. I mean, Candidates from the same party will absolutely kill each other, and then wonder after one of those candidates is Nominated. Why the other Particular party uses some of the same father that was brought up by those that Ostensibly our on your team well, We've seen that over decades of time. She dropped out. She She's not in office anymore. Right? Then she get out. I believe so. I thought so. You believe so which is even better. People are so sick of You know, people, politicians holding office and politicians in power forever? Yeah. Mean even President Biden. I'm not even sure he meant it. President Biden want. Asked about what his plans would be in 2024. He was asked specifically, Do you have intentions of running? He said Yes. I do. And so, the reporter said, So wait. Did we just make some news here? Are you saying you're going to run in 2024? Then you went? Come on, man. I didn't It's I didn't say that. He's why you're open to it. And he says, Yeah, something like that paraphrasing, but So you didn't definitively say he was going to run? How old would he be? He's 78 now correct. Be 82. Is he 78? Yeah, President. You couldn't run again. Well, I mean, theoretically, he could hood. So by the end of that second term, he'd be like, Hey, he said 86 wife? Yeah, e. There's you know. Hey, whatever Whatever people want to do is they start to get older. I say more power to him, But it does beg the question. Why? In The world if you were granted 82 years on this planet. Why would you want to work in that job for another four years like till you're 86 years old, and it's a lot of work. It's a lot. It's a sure what seemed like it. Yeah. I think that would be a lot for.
South Korea's Opposition Party Wins 2 Key Local Elections
"President has been soundly defeated in a special election for mayoral posts across the country. Npr's anthony kuhn reports from seoul. The results signal support for the country's conservative opposition. Opposition candidates won by large margins in mayoral races for both soul and bussan the country's two biggest cities the votes were held to replace progressive mayors with the ruling democratic party. Both of whom were felled. By sexual harassment scandals souls ex-mayor committed suicide. The democratic party which favors engagement with north korea had won four elections in a row since two thousand sixteen but diplomacy with pyongyang has stalled and government efforts aimed at controlling soaring. Housing prices have failed. Wednesday's vote is seen as a strong sign of voter sentiment presidential elections in march of next year. Anthony kuhn in
Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on Curtis Sliwa
"At WNBC 77 on the dial and the Great New York City. I'm going to spend some extensive time. Talking about Tucker Carlson. What's happening with Tucker and what he's talking about because he is receiving Unprecedented amount of backlash, trying to cancel his show, one of the most successful if not the most successful cable television nightly news shows. History. So Tucker had a one minute 47 2nd conversation. Marc Stein. Nothing about it was controversial at all. Tucker. You made me so proud. I was proud to cheer him on last evening because Tucker doubled and tripled down last evening. What Tucker was really talking about is how Demographics. Play a role in shaping the American electorate. Now. Generally, I do not like the overemphasis. People's voting bloc. But now that we have Customizable political choices that are based on your race, creed, sex and gender. Whether we like it or not, groups are going to vote Maurin Maurin a certain direction. That's the downside of identity politics, which we abhor. So when you allow a nonstop day luge of people from one part of the planet into America, and then you act like it will change nothing. Everything's gonna be fine. You're insulting your voters. Demographics. Traditionally not solely determinative. But in America You'd be foolish to say if they're not a factor. In fact, they're a major factor. A growing Factor in how people vote and the policies they demand. Now Democrats know this. While they tell you that demographics don't matter, Do you notice they only talk about demographics. Democrats say, Oh, Democrats say demographics mean nothing. Meanwhile, we're gonna talk about your race. Your create your class in your gender, non stop. Pander to people's demographics, and they're seeking to remake the country. We know this Now let me be very clear. Do I believe that attempt should be made to course correct Republican and conservatives deficits with Latino and black voters. Of course I do. That's a completely separate issue. This is an intentional flooding the zone of new voters in the third world who will do what they are told. For a specific political purpose. About 31 Tucker doubles down. On this last evening. Cut 31. You wonder how much longer they imagine Americans are going to go along with this? An entire country forced to lie about everything all the time. Can't go on forever, but you can see why they're trying it. Demographic change is the key to the Democratic Party's political ambitions. Let's say that again for emphasis because it is the secret to the entire immigration debate. Demographic change is the key to the Democratic Party's political ambitions. In order to win and maintain power. Democrats plan to change the population of the country the no longer trying to win you over with their program, the Roberts not trying to improve your life, they don't even really care about your vote anymore. Their goal is to make you a relevant That is provably true. Because it's true it drives them absolutely crazy when you say it out loud, hurt dog barks. Extreme about how noting the obvious is immoral. You're a racist if you dare to repeat things that they themselves, proudly say. What's the significance of all of this? The significance is that if you dare point out the fact that they're trying to remake the electorate, they're going to call you the worst thing you could possibly be called, which is a racist. There's not a racist bone and Tucker Carlson's body. Tucker to Carlson is a decent person. In fact, all the people writing about him in the Washington Post, I think they might have some racist tendencies. We're gonna go through all the criticisms. There's an extraordinary amount of backlash because Tucker is actually Articulating why they are doing this. They're doing this because they no longer Democrats no longer want to be concerned or distracted with needs, wants her concerns with the American working class. You see Tucker Carlson doubling down last evening. Was basically saying to all the people that are Given power that no one voted for the people who run the Washington Post the people that run the tech companies. No, that we actually need to have a robust discussion on something The Founding fathers warned us against. There's a really important principle here that we're going to dive into in the next segment of the Founding Fathers wrote explicitly about in this beautiful the greatest political document ever written. The United States Constitution. They wrote about it in the declaration they wrote about in the Federalist Papers. And that principle is not talked about enough and Tucker danced around it, but I'm gonna put it In a way the founding fathers wrote it explicitly, and that's what we're gonna do in the next segment. 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Hong Kong Convicts Seven Pro-Democracy Legislators
"To huge demonstrations two years ago. The media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the veteran politician Martin Lee were among those found guilty of organizing an unauthorized Marge Emily Lau are former legislator and chairwoman of the Democratic Party in Hong Kong gave her reaction. We feel very dismayed and distressed, but maybe not too surprised, Given the pressure that the whole Hong Kong is undone pressure from Beijing pressure from the Carrie Lam Administration judges they are just human on. But it's very sad to see these people who have made so many, many contributions to the development of the city, which today found beauty because they took part in a peaceful And non violent demonstration. Two months after the military coup in Myanmar, and international aid groups says more than 40
Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on Morning Drive with Casey and Elliot
"Joining us next to the Newsmax hotline is former Governor Bob early. Good morning, Governor Hungry, Harry. You were doing fine. And no, from the get Go here. Our condolences and sympathies on the loss of your father. Well, thank you. You know, he was a great fan of yours. Station of Great Patriot First Range Vision Korea. He lives with us for the last 20 months, and we missed him. We love him around the big celebration of his life that are Venus and may 23rd at town hall. So Thank you very much. You've been overwhelmed with the response from from Marylanders. It was just It was an amazing guy. He really was salt of the earth. And I remember him when he goes to market archway forward many moons ago. But yet you do we go back first job, by the way, Archway fours like my summers was a teenager, but he really impact a lot of folks. You touch a lot of lives through all the campaigns over the years and Is really talk to the guy is really loves are beautiful. No cover. You recently wrote a piece and I was fascinated by it because you know, looking where we are in the country right now, on the speed of this radical progressive agenda that is being implemented. You wrote that a lot of Republican Trump haters who could not bring themselves to vote for the man. They love the policies. Maybe the message, but not the man. They're having some buyer's remorse. Huh? You know, folks who fall in this category and so that I in the piece by the way of the Western journal piece, and they continue to write for them. It's a terrific publication, recommend it highly. To your listeners. I'm not talking about so called rhinos in this piece. I'm not talking about moderate Democrat to make cross the line from time to time talking about Folks that you know, and I know some Conversation I had during the campaign with folks who work for me in the past. These were legitimate Republican conservatives who Just could not. Countenance. President's personality is salesmanship. M O You name it. In many cases had no real problem with the policy direction. The country thought the country was going in fact, in the positive direction, but did not like the personnel. Just not like the person the guy. Developed leadership style and and so As a protest did not support him voted for We're, um Vice president. By this time, I'll see President Biden down and And I'm not talking about in the wholesale way. But clearly in conversations I've had, uh, over the past couple weeks, couple months, there's a bit of buyer's remorse and in some Along the lines of G's. We didn't think it would be this quick this fast. This last this progressive and what happened to the northeastern liberal Joe Biden. No, he's gone. I mean, he's he's now a chameleon that he wants to get on with the legacy of being like FDR, But you know what, actually make this observation to you. Um, certainly as compared to his voting record the Senate that's the case, but it's not as though he didn't get very clear indication what direction we want to take the country he promised during the campaign. That that he was progress Administration history of the country. I mean, this is if you were paying attention, and these folks I'm talking about should've been paying attention. They know politics. There stand politics. There's been philosophical orientation to stand direction, the country they really should not be surprised. This is A ticket that Randall the Progressive platform parties move left the party that adopted a very, very left leaning platform on quite frankly, there's been very few surprises so far. You're right about that. He didn't say I would be the most progressive president history. But do you think Governor like that? You had you had leaders like like Governor Hogan here in Maryland. You had people at the associate with Lincoln Project. You had people like Senator Romney and others. You can you look at Donald Trump's policies which really were beneficial. To the United States of America, and they couldn't get beyond it. Their personal animus or hostility or whatever you wanna call it. Do you think these people played a role in because Governor Hogan voted for his father? I think the first time and Ronald Reagan the second time are they partially responsible? I'm not come anyone on governor hugging or make steel or any of that? I'm Uh, I'm just adopted that practice and that just simply where I am. I believe in Reagan's role in that regard. So I'm not gonna talk about personalities or individuals, but, uh I do know that Yeah. Ideas count and when you have very different ideas At issue as you did this campaign to fairly fundamentally different views of government approaches, the government approaches individual liberty, Quite frankly. Uh, on did my view. Uh, It was very clear in that sense. And some folks obviously connected over the personality problems. The leadership stuff the salesmanship and look, the president for many people was an acquired taste. We know that you know that. But again, this is a bottom line business. But I know it's a bottom line business you When did you lose your ideas? Whether you lose your platform wins or you lose. And when you're talking about those passing position in the world, we now see a profound difference in the direction of the country in the agenda of the country on and I obviously those of us of a more conservative orientation or on the defensive. We want to be the next 18 months. The article by the way, said Western journal dot com If you want to read it, um You know, you had one term as governor here in the state of Maryland. We've had many Democrats, as we now have. The general session is now over. It's concluded, and we've had a few Republicans pronounced this the best session ever. Including these these police bills. What are your thoughts on that? I Do not follow Maryland General Assembly closely. Clearly, it's a very, very progressive majority in Annapolis. Um, a lot of what happened. There is quite concerning to me quite concerned all conservatives but again, this is a General assembly elected by the people of Maryland. It's controlled. In certain power centers by the Democratic Party. There's power centers have grown as Democratic Party as a dominant party in the state has grown left. The journalist. Family's good left, Mike knew. Yeah, Mike Miller's past. Now, as you know, and a lot of those senators who were in the Senate during my time in the General Assembly from at the eighties nineties. Now they were pretty conservative Democrats. They were pro business Democrats or Democrats who own businesses. Lot of this Democrats were in leadership positions. Many were committee chairs. They worked with Republicans. Philosophically, they weren't far from being May. We're working servant than Republicans, In fact, Those Democrats. You're going that air is growing done, CIA. This is a very progressive Democratic party in Annapolis. Same thing you see on Capitol Hill. So as the party has moved left in a one party state, you see the results and from what I've read in the paper, I don't follow closely showing Attorney East State politics anymore I fall. Obviously, national politics Is this my job? It's my writing in my books. But again, this is a very, very blue state, and it's reflected in Annapolis. Alright again, We'll have you back again because I love hearing your thoughts on national politics as well Proud for the new bobbing Kendall podcast, Bottom line, Bob and tenderly. When qualifying app on.
Sheriff under fire after calling 911 on a ‘threat’ — a Black man delivering newspapers in Seattle area
"Has emerged in which Troyer Sought help while off duty to calls of elements in common as CO most Corwin Headache, explaining this 911 call placed last November, Troyer asks the dispatcher to send officers to his location into comas, North end people breaking into my car and got a little skirmish with 911 Audio is courtesy of the Seattle Times, Troyer told the dispatcher. Black men in Puffy Jackets had his wallet, but during a struggle, he was able to get it back. By the time Troyer called 911. The suspects were gone. They're gonna come back, but I just got one years. Officers arrived but found no suspects. They declined to file a police report. The incident has come to light in the wake of a separate 911 call Troyer placed in January in which the sheriff said he had cornered a man who either tried to kill him or had threatened to kill him. Troyer phrased it both ways. The man turned out to be a black newspaper carrier on his regular route. That incident has led some to charge Troyer with racism and call for his resignation. Troyer has denied race played any role. Corwin HEADACHE Cuomo News Democratic Party leaders in Tacoma
Fresh update on "democratic party" discussed on Houston's Morning News
"All right. 6 20 three's a time here in Houston's Morning news, Alright Tucker Carlson has been labeled a racist. And I think the reason why he's being labeled a racist is number one. I think he's telling the truth. A few people are willing to tell That's number one and number two. Um, well, he's one of the few effective conservative voices out there. Um, certainly. Sean Hannity. I'm sure he's on the target list. Lauren Graham on the target list. But Tucker Carlson in particular because he he tackles some topics. Nobody else will tackle. So Why is the Anti Defamation League calling him a racist? And calling for his firing. Well, we'll start with the comedy made on the show last week. They got this going. What he did is he did I think a very effective analogy about replacement citizens. In other words, having American voters votes deluded by bringing in people from other countries who Democrats think will vote a certain way. Here's what he said. Now I know At the left, and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if he used the term replacement If you suggest the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current Electorate. The voters now casting ballots with new people, more obedient voters from the third world, but they become hysterical because that's that's what's happening. Actually, let's just say it. That's true. If Look, if this was happening in your house if you were in sixth grade, for example, and without telling you, your kids your parents adopted ah bunch of new siblings. And gave them brand new bikes and let them stay up later and help them with their homework and gave him twice the allowance that they gave you. You would say to your siblings, You know, I think we're being replaced by by kids. There are parents love more. It would be kind of hard to argue against you because look at the evidence, so this matters on a bunch of different levels. But on the most basic level, it's a voting rights question. In a democracy. One person equals one vote. If you change the population, you dilute the political power of the people who live there. So every time the important new voter I become disenfranchised as the current voter, there you go, and that's being called racist. You anything racist there. I didn't 6 25 our time here on Houston's Morning news, right? I'm very very Barrett annoyed about my roof. I just That's my own version of paranoia, by the way. And the reason why I am is because I've seen neighbors replacing their roofs and I know their homes or not that much older than mine, Maybe 3 to 5 years older than minus So that tells me that the roofs in my neighborhood or maybe lasting 13 14 years. Which means I don't have that much more time before I'm gonna take a look at replacing mind. See, it's important to know that Because it's some point in time. You're going to get hit with a bill. Replace your roof. And it's gonna be 5 to $10,000 depending upon what kind of a roof you're gonna put on that home, And you may want to think about that and plan for that. Before.
Rep. Andy Kim talks about the impact of anti-Asian hate
"Congressman. Andy kim of new jersey likes to say that he tries to practice the politics of humility. We saw that inaction in the aftermath of the january sixth insurrection when a photo of him cleaning debris alone from the rotunda went viral. Kim's humility is painfully present. In the conversation we had about anti-asian hate in the wake of the atlanta spa shootings and that has flared. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic we talked about the impact of all of this on his five year old son in on himself. I didn't know what to tell my kid. And i didn't know what to say. I felt sadness. Because i knew that that was not the last time you would hear these things. Listen to the rest of this powerful conversation right now. congressman came. Thank you very much for coming to the podcast. Thanks so much for having me here today before we get into the big topic of of why we're here and and talking. Let's talk about your district. Because we you and i have spoken. Know offline before about your district which is a endless fascination for me new jersey's third congressional district right that's right. And the demographic makeup is about eighty percent wide and just under four percent asian american. That's about right. That's right and you were elected in twenty eighteen to your first term beating out of the incumbent republican and to add on top of it you are the first democrat of korean descent in the congress. The second overall how did a korean american in an overwhelmingly white district with a republican incumbent. Win election in two thousand eighteen. I'm still still trying to learn all the lessons. I'll be honest. I was why when i started running for congress twenty eighteen I remember my wife asked me. What's the chances that you can win. Said now know maybe fifteen percent. I think i was a little generous with myself at that time to my opponent. One by previous opponent he. You're right he's incumbent. Who won by twenty points in two thousand sixteen and what we ended up pulling off with twenty one point flip in two years To win the seat in now at even with that The the last democrat was re elected to see two one two in a row was before the civil war So so for us to pull is off was was a lot but look for me. This is my whole. And i i go into kindergarten. Here my oldest son's going to kindergarten here now this is this is where i love. This is where i had my first job. My first run you know. Got my first experience so many ways. And that's what. I try to convey the people here that i am a public school kid from this district that that got great opportunities because of this district went on to become rhode scholar. United states diplomat run for congress. I think that's why people appreciated what. I'm trying to bring here that honestly i'm not a knife fighting partisan politician in career public servant. I often say whether you voted for me or not. You're my boss and i talked about. I worked under both republicans and democrats. I think that that's what people are looking for. Someone who's actually not a politician end someone who's tried. Come at this from a set of public service. And i hope to be able to continue to convey to them that. That's what i'm trying to do. What mean here's what's interesting. You talk about that. Twenty one point flip In your district. When you ran the first time when you won election in two thousand eighteen you won by just two percentage points then you run for election in two thousand and twenty. Oh and i should point out that. Donald trump won the district by six points. Twenty sixteen and you talk about the big. You know how much you're the incumbent one but then in twenty twenty when you ran for re election. Donald trump won the district by but only by point two percent. But you won reelection by almost eight percent. What does that tell you about your district in how they were if anything and how they reacted to the trump presidency. Well it says a lot. And i'm still trying to dissect and analyze. It was say is it shows that that people paying attention to what i'm working on that they're not just voting straight down the line You're right either. President biden and senator both lost. My district is best election. And i was able to outperform them by about eight points but but i also think it shows that that that people are not just a straight party voters that the tens of thousands of people in this district voted for president trump in voted for me And now it's a question of why. And i've actually spoken to a number of people who voted for trump invoked for me. Part of it is about some of the issues. That are focused in on your the issues. That i give attention to life. Issues with veterans and issues specific to seniors Issues about the opioid crisis. That has hit so hard in my district so that is part of it but again a lot of people tell me that what it comes down to is just it is just the demeanor in some ways that they see me Somebody that while they may not agree with me on every issue they. They know that. I'm in this for the right reasons And i think that that's that means a lot to me. I want to see that. I am genuine ernest in my love of service and my love of this country and that kind of just wanted to make sure that. That's my northstar. Do these town halls every month over thirty three town halls. You know other things like that people like the engagement they lied. They see me working hard and hustling on their behalf of than in their family. So you know that. That's those are some of the takeaways that i that i get from neo friendly luncheon and so And that is a a a nice Dare say rosy picture of your district. However i was watching you on with My msnbc colleague Nicole wallace and and you were on talking about the tragedy in atlanta The mass shooting where eight people have died. Six of whom are asian asian american And sort of what that says about the tenor and tone of the conversation in this country and wondering from your perspective. How much of a role did donald trump play in. Fostering an atmosphere of menace daresay violence against asian-americans by using racist language to talk about the coronavirus pandemic. I the way. I sort of liking. This is that the former president certainly played a big role in in the situation. That rig i liken it to pour gasoline on a fire taking the situation in igniting even further fanning those flames. But i say that. By also recognizing that those flames existed before donald trump existed before the crowd of ours. It's going to exist after donald trump and after the krona virus I've experienced over the course of my whole life. Ever since i can remember events in my life. I remember some form of discrimination. Some former recognizing that other people see me as an other and that the that i'd never felt in my life fully comfortable that people see me as who i am. I just even go to what you just talked about before about about running for congress. I remember when i was running for congress. I talked to two political experts In the democratic party my party and they said look you seem like a nice guy in all but there's no chance you can win the seat because it's eighty over eighty percent white and less than three or four percent asian american and they told me. Why don't you think about going up to north jersey where there's a lot people that look like you and that's how the party tack to me. When i was thinking about running for congress it hurt and also someone that was a diplomat. The state department before that you know worked in afghanistan and iraq and then we found a letter on my desk when the state department telling me banned from working on anything related to korea. I never even applied to work on anything in korea and the united states state department proactively deemed me as unfit to work on an issue. Even though i had top secret security clearance born in the united states but they told me that letter basically how is that. They don't trust my loyalty
Bill is back to make Washington, DC 51st state — still faces high hurdle in Senate
"The license plates for D C. Residents read in big, bold letters and taxation without representation. It's a rallying cry against D. C is the lack of direct voting power in the U. S. Congress as NPR's Barbara Sprint reports. Statehood advocates are hopeful that what was once seen as a liberal pipe dream is now gaining traction. 30 years ago, delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton first introduced a bill for Washington D. C. Statehood. She's back at it, and this time, she says, it feels different. We've gotten off of the wish list, too. On approach of a new reality. Norton says she's encouraged by national polls that suggest growing support for statehood and the record number of co sponsors. The House legislation and its Senate counterpart, have Her bill, which strength the size of the federal district and admit the remaining area as the nation's 51st state. But Republicans stand universally opposed, arguing it would take a constitutional amendment to admit D. C as a state. Here's Georgia Congressman Jody Hice during today's House oversight hearing, the Democratic Party attempting a political power grab of obtaining more senators, that's entirely what this is all about. That phrase power grab is a constant and GOP messaging on statehood, referring to the fact that the district votes overwhelmingly for Democrats and would likely elect two Democratic senators. But Norton tells NPR that at its core statehood is not about politics while we're looking for is equality with other Americans, especially since we pay the highest federal taxes per capita in the United States, she notes that D C has a population of over 700,000 residents larger than Wyoming and Vermont. Last year when the House first past Norton's bill, Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, dismissed that point. Wyoming is a well rounded working class state. New state of Washington would not be. It was a barb that stung many residents in the district, including business owner Deana Dorsey Calloway. You can't see me, but I'm having an emotional reaction. The eyes are watering probably hear my voice quivering of it, because Just it's disgusting. It's you're a sure of an entire population of people here in Washington, advocates argue statehood is also a civil rights issue, as most of DC's residents are minorities. We do believe this is one of the most important racial justice fights of our time that stash a Rhodes, campaign manager of 51 for 51, a statehood campaign from our perspective, leaving 700,000 mostly black and brown residents without a vote in Congress is racism. D C. Residents pay federal taxes and serve in the military but have no voting Congress. This is an injustice and honestly a stain on American democracy. Norton's bill is all but guaranteed passage in the House. There's broad support from Democrats in the Senate and the White House. But there's a road block. The Senate has a big brick wall in front of its called the Filibusters that house bills are passing and slamming right into. That's Ellie's up Nick of Fix our Senate, a campaign focused on eliminating the legislative filibuster, which requires a 60 senator threshold to advance most bills. Not all Senate Democrats are on board with eliminating the maneuver, arguing it's meant to protect the minority party. But unless that brick wall is eliminated or changed, D C statehood goes back to being on the Democratic wish list.
Dallas Civil Rights Lawyer Lee Merritt Announces Run For Office Of Texas Attorney General
"Has represented the families of black people killed by police officers says he's running for Texas attorney general civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt announced over the weekend he plans to challenge Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton. Merritt said Saturday on Twitter, they quote Texans deserve an attorney general that will fight for the constitutional rights of all citizens. It's unclear whether he will seek or receive the support from the state Democratic Party. People seeking to run for Texas Attorney General can't buy a candidacy papers for months, but the 2022 election has already Had the early attention following new criminal allegations against Paxton, who has denied any wrongdoing. WGN
Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end
"Japan's prime minister Yoshi he D. suka has pledged to do his utmost to prevent a resurgence of the corona virus ahead of the Olympic torch relay circle was addressing his ruling liberal democratic party's annual convention just hours ahead of the planned lifting of the virus state of emergency in the Tokyo region in my other vehicle up sing a couple no change in what we need to do now is to bring created nineteen to an end as soon as possible and regain the peace of mind the lifting of the meshes comes just days before the Olympic torch relay starts from Fukushima the size of the twenty eleven nuclear crisis as a symbol of reconstruction I'm Sarah Bassett's
Turkey: 20 detained in raids targeting PKK militants
"Police have detained 20 people and raids against suspected Kurdish militants, including three top local officials of the country's pro Kurdish party. Separately, the chairman of Turkey's Human Rights Association is also detained in Ankara following a raid on his home. Raids and Ankara and Istanbul came days after a top prosecutor filed the case with Turkey's highest court seeking to this man, the pro Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party, accusing it of ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, The U. And the U. S criticized the move, saying it would violate the rights of millions of voters in Turkey.
Unpacking the American Rescue Plan
"The motion is adopted. Lowering gambino political correspondent for guardian. Usc bobby sleeping covering the one point nine trillion dollars bit relief package that passed through congress. Last week is on the way. It's called the american rescue plan. How big is it. Thur americans the plan itself is huge in scale and scope. it's one point nine trillion dollars. Which even. I sort of have to take a moment realize how massive this bill is. It's being billed as one of the biggest pieces of legislation. Congress passed in possibly generation. Many of the big measures are temporary. They're set to last for a year or just for the next few months but there are pushes already by democrats to make some of these provisions permanent that would mean pretty significant changes in the american social safety net. Can you give me some examples of ice measures. The moose well known piece of this bill is the fourteen hundred dollar checks to individuals. So if you're someone who makes below seventy five thousand dollars a year or you're a couple who makes less than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year you will receive these fourteen hundred dollar checks that will come in addition to the other provisions which provide housing assistance assistance for food assistance for healthcare. Then there's this other big precision. It's called the child tax credit it's existed for a while now but this bill dramatically expands the credit and it also expanded eligibility for it so that more. Low income families qualify. What's novel is at. Its affectively of form of guaranteed income. The payments will be made monthly to these families rather than qualifying only for the credit during tax season. And that's a huge change both financially and philosophically in the way americans dole-outs welfare in this country. And so this is a provision that some policy experts have forecast would cut child poverty in half in america especially for black families and latino families. So this could have a huge huge impact on low income americans who've been especially hurt by the job losses. This is the one piece that democrats believe once it's been enacted through this legislation that they will have some success making permanent and indeed if they do it would completely restructure how we look at child welfare this country and as you said the title bell is in the trillions and when we start talking in trillions he basically leaves me but i found it something like a tenth of gdp so as you say huge how significant is for biden. And for setting out. Biden's agenda anyway. You look at it. It's a big political victory for joe biden. He came in saying he was going to do this. Part of his victory is certainly attributable to donald trump's mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic and this was his promise not to mention a few months later when the senate was still in the balance to georgia senate candidates both democrats promised georgia voters that they would be sending them two thousand dollar checks if they win their races in georgia and democrats control the senate so this is seen as making good on that. Promise the the difference. The two thousand dollar checks are now fourteen hundred dollars but the democrats make the case that they said six hundred dollar checks to americans in december and so this brings up the total to two thousand. Yeah politicians always find ways to add up the numbers. Now as you said and the democrats have a slim majority in the house and a wafer thin majority in the senate because of those georgia senators a majority of one with comma harris. How difficult was this to pass. This was a big political. Lift for joe biden. And what's interesting is that it was so difficult given how popular the legislation was with the american people. Cbs news poll. Seventy five percent of americans say they support the measure including almost half of republicans in most well-known provisions of the bill pulled even higher than the entire bill itself and even then joe biden wasn't able to bring along any republicans you know. He came into office. One of his big promises was that he would be able to work across the aisle and bridge the gaps. They called this the most progressive piece of legislation in history. That absolutely did not happen for those who watching progressive means socialism. And then you have with his razor thin margins. You have a lot of factions within the democratic party. That were jostling for control. And he really had to contend with some objections from moderate democrats particularly in the senate where one senator can blow up the entire negotiation. He was able to do this this time. But i think this sets up a lot of questions about what comes
US intelligence report says Russia attempted to interfere in 2020 election
"A new report by the U. S. Intelligence Community says Russia sought to influence the presidential election last year in favor of Donald Trump. But as NPR's Greg Marie tells us, there's no evidence that Russia or any other country attempted to alter actual votes. The nation's lead intelligence agency says the Russians thought to help Donald Trump primarily by denigrating Joe Biden and the Democratic Party during the presidential campaign. A report by the office of the director of National Intelligence is the most comprehensive look yet at foreign efforts to meddle in the 2020 election. But the basic message is the same one that the U. S intelligence community has been delivering since last August. Namely Russia wanted Trump to win, though its effort was not on the same scale. As in the 2016 election, the intelligence community said it found no sign that the Russians nor any other nation were able to change any votes. Greg my RE NPR NEWS
Newsom Recall Faces Bureaucratic Hurdles
"Fighting back against an effort to have him recalled from office. His opponents claim to have enough signatures on a petition to get that recall effort on a ballot seems keen brought its first aggressive response to the recall effort against him, including text messages, emails and a new ad who's behind the partisan recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. It's Newsome versus the Republicans in an online ad that debuted Monday, paid for by the California Democratic Party. Which has contributed $250,000 to support him staying in office. The governor himself tweeted, he's ready to fight back. I think it's too late. It tells you how nervous they are about him not making it. John Dennis, San Francisco's Republican Party chair who has been leading local efforts to gather signatures for the recall, says this isn't about partisanship and a growing number of signatures is coming from outside the Republican Party. That's a magus reporting the organizer's have until tomorrow to submit their petition against Newsome. Nyssa,
Is It Really Time to Get Rid of the Filibuster?
"Then there's also a couple of gun control bills at the House approved Perry. I'm wondering if this is doomed in the Senate, and then if that's indicative of other bills that are going to go to the Senate over the next couple of years and only to die because moderate Democrats kill them. What do you think? Yeah. I mean, we're the background checks. Bill was passing the Democrats in the last house on the defensive, because last time, too, in 2019 or 29, pretty sure and also move. Know where we're headed toward this big fight. And this week we saw what I think. Is the biggest illustration of it and where it's going to become most central, which is that you have, you know, you have basically three blocks of Democrats. You have sort of more the most sort of left where Democrats want to get rid of the filibuster and like and jetted Supremes Supreme Court and just to do a lot of really liberal things. By getting rid of the old duster. You have the Joe Mansions and the Kristen Cinemas. The senators who are putting on Opposed to giving the bill Buster, But you saw this week what I think is an emerging vision among Democrats, which J, which James Clyburn and Stacey Abrams both raised their two of the most prominent black figures in the party, which is that you shouldn't give her the filibuster for everything, but you really need to get rid of the filibuster so you can pass voting rights bills that protect particularly people of colors right to vote and the ability to vote, particularly in response to all these bills moving in states like Georgia, that would make it harder to Votes, and I think the filibuster fight is going toe feel about a lot of issues, but it's really going to be about these voting rights issues where you're going to see a lot of like black Democrats pressuring mansion and cinema, particularly and saying, you know, on some level, you may want the filibuster in theory, but you cannot prioritize the filibuster over black voting rights. That's where we're headed toward. Is gonna be this real fight in the next few months in the Democratic Party and buying so far is trying to say his staff's been saying his preference is to keep the filibuster. You know, people have lots of purpose is in life that they don't necessarily abide by and I think he's signaling maybe some open this to some changes on issue himself.
How soon might you receive a $1,400 stimulus check?
"Biden's $1.9 trillion covert relief package. Well, some of that money get to you. Let's go live to double d. T O p. S. Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. Mitch First I think the stimulus checks is the top of mind for a lot of folks. How soon could people death? Um Absolutely well. President Biden plans to sign this bill into law on Friday is on our understanding from the White House, so given that the checks could go out Elektronik Lee for many of those who have actually received the checks this way in the last couple of stimulus packages, they should probably go out about a week after the president signs this into law and then for those who actually get the paper checks. Those would probably go out the final week of this month so they won't have to wait too long, and the Iris says they're pretty well ready to go, especially given their past experiences for those who are waiting for the extension of federal unemployment benefits that $300 enhanced unemployment benefit. We understand that it is supposed to be in the pipeline because this is really just an extension of that program. So for most people, it should be fairly seamless. Obviously, there are going to be individuals that have problems here. There but overall because this has now been into effect for almost a year. Ah, lot of this is going to get into the pipeline pretty quickly to people. Mitch. No Republicans voted for this bill. How did they framed their latest argument's during debate today? Well, Hillary, it was a little more nuanced today in the actual arguments on the floor. Of course, there have been a lot of arguments about the fact that it's full of political waste from the Democrats that it's just a wish list from the Democratic Party. But today, actually, the Republicans Went through and kind of broke things down into the areas where they think that the money is not really going directly to the Corona virus, And they have basically been saying that it's nine. Only 9% is actually going directly to the coronavirus. Now you can go back and forth on those arguments, but one of the more specific arguments they made is that while people will be getting $1400 checks The stimulus checks that overall if you look at all of the other money that's going toward things that the average taxpayer might actually be having to spend more than $5000 minus that 1400. So they argue that it's a net loss for the taxpayer Now, Obviously, there's a lot of economic things going on there as well mentioned course, we've been through a couple of these big relief bills. Is this likely to be the last major covert relief legislation? Sean, I think this is going to be the last one, at least for quite some Time. As you know, this is actually the sixth one of these major stimulus packages. Obviously, this is the biggest one since the cares act was approved last year that was over $2 trillion, But even Democrats who have been continually saying they're going big on this, they are saying they need to wait to get this money into the economic system and see how really how everything is affected by the fact that people are getting vaccinations. The fact that businesses are reopening, so I think this is going to be ah, waiting period for a while. However, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that if things do go worse later in the year, they will be open to taking another look at this legislation. But I think this is the final big bang for now, out of Congress already. Thank you so much,
House Passes $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Stimulus Package; Biden to Sign Friday
"Well $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package heads to President Biden's desk. NPR's Florida Greece, Ellis reports. The measure was approved in the House largely long a Democratic Party line vote. The White House says President Biden will sign the economic stimulus plan on Friday before extended jobless benefits expire on Sunday. Speaker Nancy Pelosi lauded the bill on the House floor before its passage. The Biden American Rescue plan. Is about the Children. Their health, their education, the economic security Of their families. The legislation will usher in a fresh wave of direct payments and extend jobless benefits at $300 a week plus new child tax credits for qualifying Americans and marks a significant win for the Biden administration in its first major legislative
House passes significant voting rights bill but it faces an uncertain future in the Senate
"Call for details. 2 35. Democrats have passed a sweeping new voting rights bill in the house, and it goes on to the Senate. It is called the four the People Act, but it faces Republican opposition in the Senate could become the most significant overhaul of U. S elections and government ethics in a generation. Before the People Act requires states to offer same day voter registration and would automatically register all eligible voters. It also limits state's ability to purge voter rolls and restore voting rights to felons have completed their sentences. Democrats say the reforms would expand voting access to marginalize groups, especially minorities, and established a national standards. Republicans say it gives too much power to the federal government to manage what is supposed to be state run elections, and the fate of this legislation isn't likely to be good in the Senate. Where the current filibuster rules require at least 10, Republican votes and all 50 Democrats to pass it. But it's part of House Speaker Pelosi strategy to pass Big Democratic Party priorities like police reform is they did last night and gun control is they will soon but would be even narrower margins in the Senate. Put even more pressure on majority leader Chuck Schumer to consider scrapping or at least modifying the Senate
Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage
"Yesterday we told you That the parliamentarian head ruled that the dollar minimum wage does not pass muster for reconciliation and must be taken out of a covid relief. Bill now We clarified unlike most of the media. That the parliamentary and actually has no power whatsoever It is just give an advisory opinion is not an actual ruling. The person who does the ruling is actually the presiding chair of the senate was normally is the vice president so comma. Harris is going to have a huge part in this conversation now wants the parliamentarian gave her so called ruling. All the democrats immediately gave up on fifteen dollars minimum wage as things stand now they are going to be taking that provision is going to be taken out of the bill and we will not get fifteen dollar minimum wage for at least four years now. There is a way to prevent it. There are four steps here. I'm going to walk through all four steps and you will see that if we do this. It's actually very doable. To keep it in the bill and to actually win on this issue but it requires courage from progressives and then Requires us to put public pressure on some of our allies and then eventually to the biden administration and sure so step one is unfortunately right now the most important step and where we're going to have to call out bernie sanders bernie sanders. Is the chair of the budget committee. The chair of the budget committee the signs. What is in the kobe. Relief bill bernie sanders. Current plan is to take fifteen dollars minimum wage out of the covid relief. Bill that is a terrible idea. He should not do that. If corporate democrats are going to vote against let them vote against it but doing it on their behalf. i cannot overstate. What a bad idea that is in that scenario that right now is what is going to happen unless we change it together bernie would kill the fifteen dollar minimum wage on behalf of joe manchin and joe by. He should not do that. So that's this is step one. I'm going to get to the other steps in a second guys. I need you to immediately participate. We've got a campaign we've got a partition and and we've got hashtags. We must do all of the above and the campaign is called. Don't kill it bernie because yes step one indisputably. It is a matter of fact. Is that the budget chair decides if it goes in the bill that is bernie sanders. That was the whole point of him being budget share. If he's going to take out. Fifteen dollar minimum wage will take out every provision the joe manchin and joe biden are opposed to that means we will get no progressive priorities past none. The fifteen dollars. Minimum wage was literally the bare minimum. It was the first ask of progressives so bernie. You've got to keep it in the bill because if he does not keep it in the bill. It's over that hashtag fight for fifteen. There is no more fight. That means progressive surrender. I'm being honest with you. Guys our job is to do the news. Those are the facts of how this process works so go to the petition. All right and here. Let's put it up for you guys and it's simply called. Don't kill it bernie. And what is saying is we don. T have a clear message. Don't take it out of the bill. It's one hundred percent your call on whether you keep it in the bill or take it out of the bill. Do not do that because if you take it out of the bill and you kill it then we will not be able to get back to it for four long years and there's no reason for it so and and if you're tweeting about this at all please use hashtag. Don't kill it bernie. Because we must get senator sanders to turn around. There are no other steps if he takes it out of the bill now if he keeps it in the bill now let me walk you through how we could actually win on this step two would be since it's in the bill. The presiding officer of the senate would have to rule to take it out of the bill. So kamala harris who in her role as the vp would normally be the presiding officer. The senate would have to actively vote with republicans or side with republicans the and the parliamentarian for what it's worth again. The parliamentarian has no vote. No power just gave a rando opinion on what they think they should do it. The republicans would never care about it. It it has no force of law at all. in fact it's being used as an excuse by kamla harris show schumer and the others to kill a provision. They were never in favor of so. Then we have to put pressure on comma harris to not side with mitch mcconnell. Can we do that. Yes yes we can definitely do that. If chuck schumer wants to protect com la- harris and he puts another senator in as the presiding officer. Will they will put pressure on chuck schumer. Would you like to continue to be the senator from new york. There are a lot of progressives in new york very very strong. Progressives in new york that could easily take that seat not easily but that could certainly have a shot at taking that seat. So now here's the most part steps three if she decides to take it out of the bill. There's nothing we can do about it comma harrison show schumer will then actively be saying okay. We killed the fifteen dollar minimum wage because we never wanted in the first place but if we get past that step and go. You win you win. We're keeping it in the bill. Then mitch. Mcconnell would object. Mitch mcconnell would then say. I want to appeal the ruling of the chair. Now here's a great news. Since joe manchin a cinema cap the filibuster and so two joe biden. They would need sixty votes to overrule the chair. So that means they need to break our filibuster to overrule the ruling of the chair. They're not gonna get sixty votes. We win okay. There is a separate more but understand before we go to step four step. Four is awesome but right now you understand how simple it is with. Depression brought to keep it in the bill. We have to pressure mention not mansion comma harris and chuck schumer to not side with republicans. Why god is a progressive movement. If we can't do that what can we do. Do we have any power or don't we have any power. Were about to find out. And then step for is if the republicans cannot break the filibuster. The mcconnell has one last option and this is wonderfully ironic. He would have to ask for fifty vote margin and straight up and down. Vote to kill the filibuster in regards to the votes of the presiding chair of the senate now mansion cinema have said that and biden said that the filibuster is the most precious thing in the world to them. So what are they going to. Now turn around just to make sure you don't get higher wages and they're gonna vote to kill the filibuster in this regard. I mean you would be the most spectacularly hypocritical thing they have ever done and they've done some pretty hypocritical fix so you put them in an near impossible situation and it is incredibly doable but step one is do not surrender. Guys one last thing before we go to john and jordan. There's ninety two billion dollars online. This would be a pay raise for about thirty million americans and to the tune of ninety two billion dollars every single year the reason why biden mansion and the republicans don't want to do it is because the chamber of commerce is dead set against it they are those business interests are giant donors to both the republican party and the democratic party. And those donors are saying. I wanna keep the ninety two billion dollars. I want to give it to my workers. I want to keep their wages incredibly low now go do my bidding. And they do now. Bernie is not in that camp. But he's getting pressure from the other democrats to take it out of the bill. We in a sense have to back them up by saying bernie. We do not agree. We do not agree. Don't kill it bernie. Don't kill it
Michael Madigan’s Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His Appointment
"It took just a few days for former illinois house speaker. Michael madigan's handpicked successor as representative of the twenty second district to resign on sunday madigan and democratic party leaders elevated twenty six year old ward employee edward garrick kodak to fill madigan's house seat but today madigan and thirteenth ward alderman. Marty quinn issued a statement saying quote after learning of alleged questionable conduct by mr kodak. It was suggested that he resigned. State representative for the twenty second district. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy in the workplace with madigan support code at one over ten other people seeking the job. The former speaker intends to have another meeting tomorrow to select. His replacement
"democratic party" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"Going to turn this battleship of funding and organisation and television ADS and online ads towards Joe Biden. And you know somebody described it. The other day professor said that this is likely to be a superpower super PAC. The likes of which we've never seen and that's really it's a mistake. Perhaps for us to assume that the failure of the Bloomberg candidacy which was so dramatic is a demonstration that that money can't be a game changer in the race because I think he failed for a lot of reasons in fact the single most dispositive factor in his trajectory was Elizabeth Warren dismantling him on stage at a debate. Although in the end. That didn't do much good either but it didn't but it changed the contours of the race. And I think one could argue that Bloomberg's greatest contribution will turn out to have been that he's going to turn this spigot of money on behalf of Joe Biden in a way that donald trump is going to have a hard time easily responding to. I mean there's a reason why trump has been adult and agitated about Biden throughout this process. Enough that he imperilled his own presidency by recruiting Ukraine to try to dig up dirt on the Biden's the fact is biden with Bloomberg. Money is a formidable combination. And that's going to be something that Donald Trump has not faced before and speaking of Ukraine. Obviously the the Hunter Biden issue is going to be resurfacing in a big big way and one wonders. How TRUMP You know we'll be able to exploit that or whether Biden is capable of turning it around as he has tried to do throughout his campaign and saying that this was the issue that got Donald Trump impeached. That's true in fact is Joe Biden has tremendous liabilities. The same ones that he has had throughout this process. It there's also the problem of Joe Biden on the stop where he's prone to the same kinds of gaffs that give people concern about whether he's got the stamina and the fitness to get through this campaign and to occupy the presidency and the way people want and the Hunter Biden questions won't go away particularly when you've got two of the candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren who have made questions of Washington corruption. Such a central feature of American politics now and whether they end up attaching to Joe Biden in a that drags him down among Democrats is a huge factor in whether or not he can actually get the nomination. I it is dispiriting to that. This race began with the most diverse field in democratic history. But has ended up with these. Two White Septuagenarian front-runners. Let's start by talking about what that tells us about the political moment we're in now. Yeah it's a puzzle because if you had asked anybody what this racist GonNa look like you would have said. Well finally this is going to break out of these rigid patterns of the same old candidates who all look the same way and what you saw of course is not that. I think the fact that we ended up where we are with two older white men on this stage is a real indictment of the process. The process of of forming a front runner in eventually getting a nominee because it has just at point after point it has been very difficult for people to break through all of the institutional and cultural barriers that have stood in the way of candidates have greater diversity and I couldn't agree more and the it's also worth pointing out that at the beginning of this race with the cast of thousands. There were some very good candidates who who ran very solid campaigns and more than ever this year the choice of a vice presidential candidate will be crucial and I do think that Biden is also aware of his deficit. Says a candidate so I would just wonder what you think about that. Doesn't he have to consider choosing a say a a younger woman to run with him and there is a lot of talk about that? Obviously there's a lot of interest in Stacey Abrams. I think there's a clear recognition on the part of the Biden campaign that they need to as rapidly as possible in developed other parts of the electorate into their universe. So that's why you have as fast as they possibly could getting endorsements from Buddha judge. Amy Klobuchar Beto work. This was this was an effort to say as fast as a as they could We hear you. We understand that you may not be wildly enthusiastic about Joe Biden but we also recognize that this is a you know coalition candidacy for lack of a better term. This is a time when you you need to try to bring people in that way. We all know. Vp picks as a statistical matter don't tend to determine the outcome of a race that much but they do matter in a year. Like this where you have where you have a much older candidate a than people might have been expecting to have at the end and eventually you will have. Barack Obama out on the campaign trail if it is a Joe Biden Reminding people what they liked about the two of them running the country exactly Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will face somewhat similar a challenge when it comes to choosing a VP. Which is they have to find somebody who is close enough to them that it looks like they didn't sell out their values while at the same time being far enough away that they can encompass this two sided electorate in the Democratic Party is not easy because if you're Joe Biden and you go for somebody who is a thoroughgoing progressive. Who really speaks to those ideas? You run the risk of alienating. These centrist Democrats in places like Tennessee and Texas. That just managed to win over so that is a very very difficult choice. I think thanks so much Evan. To be continued at that. I'm sure thanks Dorothy. Evan Osmosis New Yorker Staff writer and the author of age of Ambition Chasing Fortune. Truth and faith in the New China. This has been the political scene. You can subscribe to this and other near for podcasts by searching for the New Yorker and your podcast APP and find more political analysis and commentary New Yorker Dot Com. Feel free to rate and review. Assan apple podcasts. Our theme music is by Russell. Gillespie this program was produced by Alex Barron and Kylie Warner For New Yorker Dot Com. I'm Dorothy wicked..
"democratic party" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"When I heard Michael is stepping into the ring. I thought now we have a dog in the fight. I know Mike is not afraid of gun lobby. They're scared of him and they should. He also ran an ad. During trump's state of the Union address. The real state of the Union a nation divided by an angry out of control. President what what impact is Bloomberg's ads strategy having on the Democratic primary and and what can we read into the intent being of Michael Bloomberg's ads campaign. I mean you mentioned some of the figures here but just to put it. In Perspective Bernie has the largest grassroots fundraising machine. We've ever ever seen in democratic politics over one point. Three million individual donors giving repeatedly on a month to month basis. Small donors raising a lot of money and and within just two and a half months or so Bloomberg has already spending nearly ten times. The amount of Bernie the figures that you're citing three engine fifty one million dollars that Bloomberg is spent that's in disclosable radio and TV buys some online buys but we don't know the full figure because he's also doing some of these semi earned media kind of gray area at strategies around influencers. You know he's. He's apparently paying folks who go on on instagram. And promote the Mike Bloomberg campaign the actual extent of the money is kind of limitless. We've just never seen this in American politics. Even going back to the gilded era of a plutocratic an oligarchy. Coming in and spending this type of money even makes Tom Star. WHO's a billionaire? Maher worth between one and two billion dollars former hedge fund manager look like a paper a peasant in comparison because star broke previous records. It with one hundred and seventy eight million dollars or so in TV ad buys and Bloomberg just a few months has nearly doubled that and just in terms of net worth Bloomberg worth over sixty billion dollars. We see in election after election folks. Who can spend the most TV ad buys online ad buys have a huge edge? The folks who had not considered Bloomberg before are suddenly talking about him You see his name recognition skyrocket. He's up in the top five or six in national polls which seemed inconceivable for someone just a few years ago who had been funding Republican campaigns and considered himself an independent or a Republican now. Oh He's considered a potential Democratic nominee. So that's that's what money can buy you Robert Rice the public policy professor at UC Berkeley. And of course under Bill Clinton he was the secretary criteria labor. He noted in the Guardian recently that Bloomberg is in the top four in many Super Tuesday states in Texas and North Carolina. He has overtaken Buddha Judge for fourth. He has the third highest polling average in Florida ahead of Elizabeth Warren fourth-highest in Michigan. Ohio Georgia Pennsylvania Nia and New Jersey. WHO's primaries all fall after Super Tuesday? It does seem like a naked attempt to purchase the nomination nomination for the Democratic presidential candidacy but at the same time it feels like part of what he's trying to do is sabotage any left candidate particularly particularly Bernie Sanders from winning this nomination. Is there any credence to that line of thinking. We're not inside of the Bloomberg headquarters we don't know his exact strategy Veggie but just looking at the overall dynamics here we can conjecture a little bit. He did not run in the first four early states in large part because most election observers. No it's those first. Four states are not about the delegates. These are relatively small states. That don't award a lot of delegates. It's a lot about the narrative coming coming out of each of these states who has the momentum who's everyone talking about. WHO's getting that earned media? Who looks like a winner to voters and for Bloomberg? He's not playing in those states so we can shape the narrative. He can come out and say look. I didn't even compete so I'm not a loser. Given all the chaos the inviting of the current Democratic field. I'm the one you can look towards as the unity candidate if you look at Bloomberg very public comments in the last few years. He's very hostile. Hostile to the ideas and the individual in terms of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. He hates the idea of a wealth tax and a much higher minimum wage on a lot of these other kind of big economic issues advanced by those two candidates and this is an unusual democratic convention or nomination process because we so many people running many of these candidates have their own constant fundraising machine. So even if they do poorly in the first few states so they can continue fundraising and financing their campaigns and going into the convention the nominee has to have something like one thousand nine hundred pledged delegates to get the nomination or the candidate needs that many delegates if a single candidate does not have that magic number then it becomes a brokered convention and anything can happen. The super delegates members of Congress can then vote people can trade delegates and if Bloomberg can simply run on up his numbers so that he gets enough pledged delegates going into the Convention he can deny Warren or Bernie that magic number and then use his influence within the Democratic Party. Now you have to remember. Many of the lobbyists the Distinguished Party leaders these other folks who are the super delegates The the members of Congress they owe their seats to Bloomberg money or they have consulted for Bloomberg or they're literally hired by Bloomberg right now to advise his campaign paint so the folks who are actually going to make the determination of the final nominee are loyal or or literally working for Bloomberg. So we don't know the exact endgame strategy here. Will they give the nomination to Bloomberg or will he act simply as the king-maker and use his block delegates to Deny Bernie and Warren Orrin or whomever the nomination and give it to someone else. We don't know but It's looking a lot like he'll play deciding role if there is a broker convention well and it's hard hard to not conclude Lee that the DNC under. Tom Perez seems to be doing everything at Ken to promote Mike Bloomberg As a candidate. Not Saying that they're saying this is our candidate but changing the rules for participation in the debate coming ahead of of Nevada for instance Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard. Both Have criticized that decision Tulsi. Gabbard of course is calling on Tom. Perez to resign as chair of the the DNC. But this is what Bernie Sanders said last Thursday in New Hampshire about the DNC changing its rule and now suddenly our guy comes in and does not campaign. One bit in Iowa New Hampshire. He's not on the ballot. I guess in Nevada or South Carolina. But he's worth fifty fifty five billion dollars on. I guess if you're worth fifty five billion dollars you can get. The rules. Changed for debate so to answer your question. I think that that is an absolute outrage and really on fail I just explain the rule change or the new rule that would allow Bloomberg to participate in the next debate in Las Vegas will early last year the DNC released the rules for qualification in these DNC endorsed debates and essentially. They were two prong one prong was you had to score high enough in a certain number of polls and you have a certain number of donors owners you had to have a large enough donor base to qualify. And that. That's part of the reason why Tom Star ran ads asking people to give him one dollar so he could. uh-huh qualify for the number of donors rule to qualify for the debates Cory Booker Tulsi. Gabbard came incredibly close to qualifying defying for some of these debates but were denied just because they received a high enough number in some of the polls but not the certain qualified polls of the DNC. There's a lot of debate about you know. Should the rules be changed. Just slightly to allow greater participation greater inclusion more voices on the debate stage of folks who certainly have a lot of supporters orders out there and you know maybe the Democrat Party would benefit from having them there to have these different viewpoints and the never budged. They refused to change the rules going into the fall even though there were less and less people appearing on the stage and now here we are the DNC suddenly changing their rules potentially getting rid of the donor requirement keeping only the poll requirement which appears to be Just a tip of the hat to allow Bloomberg onto the stage because again Bloomberg isn't accepting any outside donations. He's not receiving any grassroots donor support. But he is now pulling very high because of the TV ads. He's airing so so here. We have the DNC bending its rules to allow Michael Bloomberg on onstage whereas the DNC refused to budge to allow cory booker or Tulsi to get on stage when they were very close to qualifying in both candidates have had a large amount of support. Bloomberg does seem to be spending money money in some of the upcoming states particularly Super Tuesday aimed at harming the candidacies of Bernie Sanders. And if she's still in the Race Elizabeth Warren Orrin Bloomberg's airing ads casting himself as the higher statesman who can come and fix this messy process. That's a very advantageous position in for a person like Bloomberg who avoided the early states intentionally. And if you look at Bloomberg strategy in his unlikely two thousand one mayoral race. He played a very similar role fighting incredible odds with nothing more than high hopes and sixty million dollars of his own money. Republican Michael Bloomberg defeated Democrat Mark Green by fifty to forty seven margin Bloomberg overcame many obstacles in his race for mayor including a complete lack of political article. Experience minimal name recognition and a debilitating fake smile Fernando Ferrara who lost Mark Green and the Democratic primary in two thousand one and felt that the Democratic Party had taken minority voters not seriously not treat them with respect and Bloomberg spoke to those fears. He gave massive grants to two local African American and Hispanic nonprofits. He forged alliances with the major religious groups and pastors there and argue that the Democratic Party couldn't be trusted to truly serve marginalized communities and simultaneously sponsored ads and engaged and get out the vote activities in Staten Island. That that play to racial fears of white voters. I wish I could say that. I was surprised by this. But of course you had an MSNBC Pundit Jason Johnson reacting apoplectic apoplectic Nina Turner of Bernie Sanders top campaign officials and top surrogates called Michael Bloomberg and oligarch on their airwaves. If you WANNA name uncalled people that's not.
"democratic party" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Those receive enormous results in the polls left-right frights support sixty five seventy seventy five eighty ninety percent. Why is that considered extreme or left is because the Progressive Democrats? Don't I don't know how to argue their case Germany. As a result the media which follows them gets jaded. They hear the same wind up. It's a good wind up but it's too repetitive. And it excludes a whole range of factual conditions on the ground that will alert more and more millions of people to to say to themselves. She's on my side. He's on my side and they don't do that therefore they don't generate any news even though they're in the eye of the media during the primary season day after day we know that there were very dirty tricks played in the two thousand Sixteen Primary Primary by Hillary Clinton and the DNC against Bernie Sanders the Iowa caucus made a lot of sanders. Supporters believed that that already is is happening opening right now not just the over kind of war against the Sanders and to a lesser extent. But still there warren candidacy but if you have a DNC that is willing willing to rig its own primary what is Bernie Sanders Path. Not just to winning that nomination but then running a national campaign against a humongous war chest chassis. That trump already is amassing. First of all he has to attack the caucus system the caucus system is is a form of voter suppression. Let's face it. I mean how many people can take out four five hours travel to a location. Stay there at night. Leave their kids. We can barely get people to just go and vote in a poll in a normal Primary like New Hampshire so he lost an opportunity after two thousand sixteen eighteen to go after them. Although he did change some rules he reduced the number of super delegates which is away the Corporate Democrats Jab in at the end to tip the close race between their candidates and progressive candidates and now the super delegates only kick in at the Democratic National Convention attention on the second round but still they can be decisive and you know the super delegates are members of Congress who are Democrats and former Democratic governors such search. They haven't been elected to anything as far as this election is concerned but they can decide the outcome if sanders does get the nomination. What will that mean in for the Democratic Party? I mean would it be akin to you know to sort of what the tea party and ultimately trump did to the Republican party. I'm not drawing a comparison between their individual Joel Policies with their morality in terms of Bernie and and trump but in terms of what it does to the party. It seems to me like Bernie. Winning would effectively shatter parts parts of the Democratic Party for the better like get rid of of some of these toxic elements that dominate. That party Bernie wins the election against trump. Should he get at the nomination. It has to be a massive surge of voter turnout which rule sweep out a lot of the Republicans in the Congress so he will have have a much more receptive congress. It will sweep out the Corporate Democrats in the Democratic National Committee and it will reorient the Democratic Party to where it should be which is a party of by and for the people. That's why they WANNA fight them. Is there a future for third party organizing in this country country given what is happening right now with the assent of Donald Trump and the threat of an even more authoritarian second term. If the Democrats lose I see see two scenarios here for third parties one. They proceed as they are proceeding. Maybe get some more votes to nudge. The major party eighty that's closest to their views in the right direction. A second scenario if the Democrats lose to the worst president in history that the the crudest the most overt disgusting foul Mouth Corporate Toady. WHO's destroyed the rule of law and constitutional observance Servi- if they lose to him? I can see the Republican Party. Breaking Open I can see some reminiscent of the the Republican Party being created eighteen fifties splitting and replacing the whig party in an era of billionaires who are willing to fund new parties that is not outta range they will call it a new centrist party. Something the way Bloomberg's been talking about and then the third word and this is the one that Democrats gotta be really afraid a progressive third party with hundreds of millions of dollars in their war chest enough enough to get five to ten twelve fifteen percent. So this is really Armageddon time for the Democrat Party. They've been losing and losing to the worst Republican Party in history. The stupidity ignorance the bigotry. The corporatism the self-serving enrichment CETERA. They're a mirror of trump. If the Democrats lose this one there's going to be a lot of Fisher a Lotta splits. Ralph Nader thank you very much for being with us. Thank you Jeremy. Legendary consumer advocate and former presidential candidate. Ralph Nader is with Mark Green author of the new book fake President Decoding Trump's gas lighting corruption and general bullshit. You can check out. More of Ralph Nader's work at Nater Dot Org. After.
"democratic party" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"The brains behind Clinton's sent to the presidency. Basically having an aneurysm over the notion that Bernie Sanders could be the Democratic nominee. The only thing between the United States in the abyss is the Democratic Party. That's IT and if if we go to way to British Labour party if we nominate Jeremy Corbyn is going to be to indicate so I am. I am scared to death. I really am your current assessment of how Tom Perez. The establishment elites of the Democratic Party are mobilizing against Bernie Sanders in particular but also against anyone with a truly progressive policy platform. Well the democratic corporate establishment deepen the Democratic National Committee in the Super Delegate Fiasco imagined that nobody elects them but they can tip the balance undermined burning two thousand sixteen. But they're at it again. They have to Stop Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Because they're hegemonies over. If one of those people get elected and hand they want to continue dialing for corporate dollars and want to continue Obama's record setting fundraising from Wall Street which exceeded his his Republican opponents. Your magic he got more money from Wall Street and John McCain in two thousand eight. That's the internal struggle this business about socialism that's just a cover but they're willing to immolate themselves this year and let trump win by basically stereotyping any kind of progressive legislation as socialism. The argument should be by the Progressive Democrats. Look here's what you mean by socialism. It means full health insurance It means a living wage It means a retirement security. It means Protecting people people from serious erosions of their rights as workers means the ability to repeal the Taft Hartley Act and reflect majority desires in the retail trades like Walmart to join unions. And so on. But if you want more examples of people well. Let's see the Post Office Josh. Socialism public drinking water departments all over the country who gets that social and public libraries get such socialism public electric electric utilities over a thousand around the country including Jacksonville Florida. How `bout the Tennessee Valley Authority deepen red state territory? You think you can repeal Latte Latte by conservative voters in Tennessee and Alabama. They'd run you out of town so they don't know how to argue this. And here's the umbrella argument. Jeremy Look Look. It's a choice between trump's corporate socialism which you cannot do select and throw the rascals out because it's Wall Street controlling Washington or Democratic Socialism. Where if you don't like it? If you don't like law and order to corporate domination of your lives and the corporate state eight which Franklin Delano Roosevelt called Fascism and message to Congress nineteen thirty you can always throw the rascals out that's the difference and what is corporate socialism. Listen to your tax money. Bailing out the creeks and Wall Street in two thousand with trillions of dollars corporate socialism shoveling. Out Your hard earned Dollars the company subsidies handouts giveaways etc and above all. It's taking your money away. By giving Senate to tax breaks for the rich and powerful which creates huge deficits that are going to be paid by your children and your grandchildren. Instead of putting putting the trillion and a half dollars of trump's tax cut including cutting his own families taxes into rebuilding America. That's the way arguing Germany. What is the emerging elite democratic corporate wing of the Democratic Party strategy in this primary? What are they trying to do? Who are they going to get behind in your assessment they like People like Joe Biden. You know he comes out of the corporate state gotta the Obama World Out of the Clarence. Thomas enabler alert chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee mistreating Anita Hill. And and he comes out of that they like him and if he falters they'll they'll go for Bloomberg Berga because they know he's got a lot of money to go up against the Republicans it's just redux. Its Corporate State Democrat redux that is almost identical in military and foreign policy with the Republicans. They're almost identical and booming bigger military budgets and lathering arena the military industrial complex. Whatever they want? They're almost identical with avoiding applying Law Enforcement to Wall Street all that is deliberate. All that is part of the REP damn consensus the two party duopoly that stereotypes third parties and when they start seeing an insurgence in their own. Farney the go to work on a behind the scenes tipping close primary elections ago to work on them slandering them by stereotyping and the most interesting person emerging here is Pete. Buddha check east coming on almost like a new Obama or renew Clinton this kind of smooth moderation he signaling with his fundraising parties with billionaires and billionaires that he's going to be acceptable to them Donald Trump according to news reports and his allies raised. Twenty five million dollars today. We we need to go into that fight with everything that we've got. We need politics that is defined not by who reject but how we bring everybody everybody into the fold and if you are low income or if you're able to contribute a lot if you've always voted Hillary Clinton also really early on in Tulsi Gabbard 's candidacy see for the Democratic nomination smearing her as essentially a Russian agent Tulsi Gabbard is of course suing her for defamation. Now I have a lot a lot of problems with some aspects of Tulsi Gabbard history. Her record her relationship with some very frightening individuals in India some of her positions on gay rights that have now shifted and I think she has some questions to answer about some of her positions on Syria. But it reminds me also of how you were treated. Read it. And I'm wondering what your assessment is of that preemptive strike against Tulsi Gabbard by Hillary Clinton to say. Hey this is the new Jill Stein this is who the Russians have chosen Hillary Clinton if she continues Berating Tulsi. Ghabra's afraid the SHOGO independent Tako so-called takeaway some votes in key states. I don't think that's going to happen. The more serious attack is the use of the word electability. If they can't use the word Democratic Socialism they use the word elect ability to marginalize main progressive candidates in the Democratic primary. Now this is basically a symptom of the defeatism defeatism of the Democratic Party. How can anybody running for president against this relentless Savage Sexual Predator later this constant liar on matters of serious import to the American people separating millions of people from reality into his commercialized personalized fantasy? This person who's a bigot. And a racist and he follows up with actions reflecting that. How can the the Democrats even raise the issue of trying to find a candidate? WHO's electable against this person? That's just a technique to marginalize progressive candidates and they use the words moderate and centrist and leftist extremists to pursue the same strategy to mainstream dream their corporate democratic primary candidates for example Joe Biden is called a moderate Joe Biden for example as supported a Wars abroad there. Unconstitutional why's that immoderate. Joe Biden has been totally of the big banks. Why is that a moderate? Why is it considered leftist to support universal health insurance and a living wage and cracking down on corporate crime?.
"democratic party" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Of intercepted as far as Michael Bloomberg is concerned I I think that his his involvement in this campaign will be a positive one last fall a few months ago the third most powerful figure in the US Government House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi had a phone call with a man who is undoubtedly one of the most hated people bull among her base of Democratic Party supporters. I'm talking about the famed consumer advocate and former independent presidential candidate. Ralph Nader their phone. Call took place as the Democrats. Were getting ready to launch their impeachment case against Donald Trump on that call nater says that he laid out a strategy strategy for attacking trump that he believed could have resulted in his actual removal from office Ralph Nader who has spent his entire life working to implement a wide range of consumer and environmental protections argued that it would be a mistake to narrowly focus on the Ukraine phone call and that there were issues far more pressing to millions of Americans regardless of their political affiliation in a moment. Ralph Nader is going to share with us. The details of what he said on Matt Paul and what Nancy Pelosi told him but what is clear right now. As Donald Trump continues his victory tour and purges dissidents from his administration the public servants who obeyed the law and appeared before Congress. Is that the past three years of democratic leadership and decision making has made trump trump stronger at several crucial moments in trump's presidency. Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer have blown it. They have run scared and and brought pea shooters to a gun fight and now as the Democratic primary process intensifies the Institutional Democratic Party appears once again to be doing everything in its power to hurt the effort to unseat Donald Trump later in the show. I'm going to be joined by my intercept colleague and terrific investigative reporter Lee Fong to discuss the candidacy of Michael Bloomberg his emerging strategy to block Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren from winning the nomination. And and how the Democratic National Committee and its head. Tom Perez are changing rules and abetting Bloomberg's campaign to essentially purchase the nomination Asian with his vast wealth but I to discuss the failed impeachment move against Donald Trump and the state of the Democratic primary. I'm joined now by Ralph Nader. He ran for president in two thousand two thousand four and two thousand eight and throughout his life. He's been one of the most important voices for Justice Justice the Environment Consumer Protection in US history. Ralph Nader's latest book with the Consumer Advocate Mark Green is called fake president decoding trump's gas lighting corruption and general bullshit. It really is an important book and it could serve as a roadmap for unseating donald trump trump if anyone in the leadership of the Democratic Party would take the time to read it. Ralph Nader welcome back to intercepted germy. Let's begin with the impeachment and your assessment of the strategy that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats employed in going after trump well I and others beseeched her to go with a a strong full hand of impeachable offenses and have them reflect kitchen table issues. Well that didn't happen We did see that major committee chairs wanted to put a rivalry provision in. She turned down. They wanted to expand the obstruction obstruction in defiance of subpoenas a critical impeachable offense beyond the Ukraine matter. She turned down. The Democrats were basically subjected to one person decision. Nancy Pelosi the house speaker well. She gambled and lost badly. Not only he was acquitted witted but pose went up for trump which was a sounding so now the question is will the committee chairs who's expanded expanded Recommendation to her was rejected will now come back to her and say round to she has stated repeatedly that she she thinks trump quote is a liar a crook a thief and he should be in prison and quote. S- pretty good start. She also stated she wants the five committee chairs to continue their investigations into the corruption and wrongdoing and refusal to enforce laws on behalf of the health safety and economic wellbeing of people. That's the Banking Committee Oversight Committee Judiciary Committee Tetra. And if they do AH THEY'RE GONNA run up against a trump stonewall for further information witnesses which means they're going to be obligated to issue subpoenas which will be defied that is a per se impeachable effects when trump defies these subpoenas for witnesses and documents commits speaker. Pelosi will have to face up to the constitution. The constitution does not require her to go to court. They can enforce I their own subpoenas so they go to the floor. No witnesses are needed clean. Cut Trump defied the subpoenas you defy the essential. Oh Power Congress without which all other authorities are debilitated if they cannot get information under the constitution from the executive branch how debilitated will be the war power the appropriations for the tax power the confirmation power. You defied it. You're GONNA be impeached. These subpoenas would be associated with all kinds of kitchen table issues where people have a stake in these impeachments. Teach minutes. Didn't have a stake much. Ukraine important designed is too remote but they do have a stake. In for example his destruction of life saving consumer protections environmental protections workplace safety protections in his destruction of social safety net protections Russians for children but those impeachable offenses yes. They are when they're associated with corruption and shredding in other words. This isn't just normal deregulation what they're doing now to the EPA is stripping it of its capacity to enforce the law. They're pushing out scientist. This downgrading other professionals they're cutting budgets without congressional authority and they're run by people who have conflicts of interest and are corrupt Already left like Scott Pruitt. It's the failure to execute the laws. That's one of the impeachable offenses in the constitution. Now if Nancy Pelosi doesn't do that. Trump will go all over the country all over his tweets all over the obsequious media with his disparaging nicknames and Taunting gloating. I told her a conversation I had with her three months ago. I said Nancy you know what he's is GonNa do. He's GonNa say Nancy Pelosi had the majority in the House and she had all these crazy charges and she didn't want to get him through. You know why she couldn't get him through because they're our allies. They're all fake. I did nothing wrong rough. What did Pelosi say to you when you were laying? All of this is out. She said I want an air tight case and she thinks Ukraine is an airtight case number. Two she thought the public attentions fan couldn't endure multiple impeachment charges and number three. I think she cut a deal with her twelve blue dog Democrats rats. That was the only thing she was going to bring forward because it had a national security military sheen about that insulated them in. What's really really important here? Is She wanted to tie up. The Republicans in knots in the Senate and she only used one not she used one finger out of ten tin. That could have been curled into tough fist. Why did Nancy Pelosi meet with you? Given the way that you're to this day vilified by the establishment Democratic Party for daring to run for President Multiple Times. Well it wasn't a meeting it was a telephone conversation I take because they're interested in what I have to say. I mean I could give them all kinds of strategies to landslide donald trump. If they would listen I could show them how to argue their case. I mean it just give you example example. You've got some currency in the Democratic Party now for Universal Basic Income Andrew Yang most prominently and it's viewed as giveaway and pandering to the people. How do you argue universal basic income in addition to alleviating dire poverty edition addition increasing consumer demand for goods and services which stimulates the economy far better than a corporate tax cut? Well one way as you say. Hey these corporations. Preparations have already had universal basic income. What what do you mean? Yeah what do you think. Massive corporate subsidies handouts giveaways and bailouts are. They're massive universal basic income giveaways. They are not only getting all these taxpayer freebies but they also get trillions trillions of dollars in the last decade of free government research and development which built Silicon Valley and built the biotech nanotech. A A lot of the aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. That's pretty good Universal basic income. They don't know how to argue it. That's why once in a while I get through on the phone call is the strategy. You're advocating putting forth those charges getting an impeachment on those charges sending it to the Senate for trial as a way of educating the public or revealing these crimes because it seems very unlikely in this day and age that more than one or two Republicans no matter how much such evidence was out there would've jumped ship on trump over the issues you're describing. They love that form of deregulation and they seem to not really care at all about the overt corruption in that. We're witnessing not winner preceded by dozens of highly televised House Committee hearings on Miss USA presidential power power that is harming in kitchen table manners where people live work and raise their families. The American people aren't watching. MSNBC SPANNER CNN. I mean Fox Fox News is the single most powerful news entity as well as social media and has trump has said. He's his own media outlet. I see it Ralph. Has Part of the problem is there. Is such low trust in media such a low approval ratings of the Democrats in Congress that it doesn't matter if you hold those hearings given the media landscape today this is not like the seventies where it's every single night on the news. People are seeking out information. They want not seeking out the truth wrong analysis. This all right. Tell me when you see. The kind of witnesses at the house could abrupt the kind of empathy the kind of residents just the way they did when they brought some of those civil level servants you have to admit their test. My reached a lot of people. faulk says its own constituency so the other networks the other cable the social media the newspapers the word rid of mouth these are very easy abuses by trump to understand unlike the more arcane diplomatic situation with Ukraine right. How does this impact the broader move at the ballot box to try to defeat? Donald Trump producer slippage by the democrat. Gordy acknowledged it in the last two weeks you see. The Democrats cannot defeat Donald trump by themselves because they don't use all all the arguments and all the issues there has to be a parallel movement to get out to vote against trump because the Democrats are not listening. It's almost it's impossible to get through. Tom Perez the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. It's very hard to get any of these people. They think they know it all and what what kind of. Not The caution of Nancy. Pelosi has broader defeat in four out of five congressional elections. Two Thousand Ten twelve twelve fourteen sixteen squeeze through in two thousand eighteen with the help of progressive candidates but it's not exactly a confirmation that her cautious approach is winning for her. It illustrated itself in the Senate debate recently over the Ukraine impeachment articles. Also at the same time you have the sort of establishment Democratic Party and figures like you know he's not so significant in many ways right now but his history is worth earth reminding people of James Carville who was one of.
"democratic party" Discussed on Civics 101
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"democratic party" Discussed on Civics 101
"About how the Democratic Party in particular becomes the Party of the the people as opposed to the party of the slave owners or the party of Southern business interest has to do with their decisions to or tints since to win elections particularly I would say at the state and local level and to to speak to the needs of immigrants now I I do want to step in here and say that the north and south are not just one unified thing. That's unfair. There were people who post slavery in the South people who supported it in the north whites only only signs Other forms of segregation in schools businesses housing those existed in the north as well as the south and as she told me African American voters are a huge part of the story is not just immigrants who are flooding into. The city's black people are flooding into the cities. The great migration brings about six and a half million black people from the south into the North and parties on the ground local party leaders mayors Aldermen governors have to contend contend with how they might get this block of voters to support them as well which makes them takes Kinda steps towards civil rights. They might not otherwise take and then we have the Great Depression in the nineteen thirties. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his party. The Democrats said people are suffering. We need to do something and what they did. Was the new deal. Relief reform recovering the campaign. What this did was further cement? The notion that the Democratic Party is the the Party of big government spending on domestic programs and social welfare programs but the civil rights movement that initially was more allied by geography than than Biparti. Almost one hundred percent of northern Democrats in Congress supported the Civil Rights Act of nineteen sixty four but so too did eighty five percent of northern Republicans and just nine percent of southern dams zero southern Republicans supported it in Congress. So here's Patty Riley. He's a professor of history and Humanities Reed College but I think the key keeping the Democratic Party has no longer become possible for southern White supremacists to remain in the party because the because the National Party has moved so hard on civil rights. I mean that's Johnson's Linden Johnson's famous line. We lost the south for generation. I mean it turns out to be true generation and more at this point so I think effectively the south kind of becomes up for grabs. Because they're not gonNA remain the Democratic Party so is someone going to capitalize is on them and the Republicans do I mean. That's just what happens. I don't WanNA sound cynical here. It just kind of sounds like a big part of the reason. In that the Democrats completely reversed their positions on just about everything was not purely because has of ideals but to court voters will. I mean. I'm a political scientist so I think everything is about political strategy political expediency But yes I I think that one of the kind of biggest broadest ways of understanding party history is that parties are trying into one maintain themselves and then parties as groups who are willing to court coalitions in order to keep or maintain power. Black people are here They WanNa have some kind of interventional civil rights. We're not opposed to that. That seems I could be okay for us. We think that they would help us win. These is local and state elections. We think because they live in these states with large electoral college votes. They could help us win. The presidential election less test out a coalition between any black people and the Democratic Party. So it's the same kind of thing. Parties kind of moving and shape shifting as they encounter groups so that they can maintain.
"democratic party" Discussed on Civics 101
"Civics WanNa one is supported in part by the corporation for public broadcasting. As you can see on this map. There are a number of undecided states of the Democrats in Pennsylvania Little Concerned About Sarah Palin ubiquitous talking about political parties. We tend to talk a lot about election night right right. And and there's this moment that I think is the most exciting. And it's where they've got this giant map in the studio and there's an empty silhouette of a state and then it flickers flickers and it snaps either red or blue. Yeah that's when you as a political prisoner your heart either rises or sinks right state state. Go for one candidate or another. Do you know when that started red states. Blue States have we not had that for like forever for decades and decades. The only place on this is from election night. Nineteen eighty electoral votes. And so we will put on our map in blue for those of you who are watching in color We'll make Florida our projected winner for Reagan. Reagan this is nineteen eighty to hold on. Check this color or those in now. Read across the Western rim the Pacific Rim of the United States for Bill Clinton man just a few blue spots on that map for George Bush three eight hundred that was NBC coverage of the Nineteen ninety-two Election Democrats used to be read. And then they sort of switched one station switched it's red for Republicans Republicans because they said we're coloring read for Reagan in the Nineteen Ninety six election clinton-vitale that was the first year that all three major networks had red for the GOP and Blue Democrats but the terms red state blue state. They did not enter our common parlance. Until here's is that there will be a recount in the State of Florida They still need to wait for. What is it overseas balance Bush? V Gore her. Yeah because of the closeness of that race the ensuing recount America had been staring at a red and blue map for days. I saw vox video about this. Actually and it said that David Letterman was one of the first. He made a joke about blue states and red states and the term just stuck too soon. Here's how George W Bush. WE'LL BE PRESIDENT FOR THE RED RED STATES W we'll be president for the blues and now Democrats embrace their blue. They put it in their campaign. Logos goes we have terms like blue wave a red tide and that division that color polarity is really new. It's hard for me to wrap my mind around this idea that a party. He can rebrand itself that quickly based on this arbitrary choice made by a news network. You think that's strange. Hold on on your little purple hats. I'm the cavity j McCarthy and this is civics one on one and today. We're talking about the Democratic Party capital the what it is what it was what it will be. And if we're GONNA talk about how the party has evolved over the years. We have to say what they're all about today. So let's go. With their own words. In their twenty sixteen democratic platform the planks of which included addressing economic inequality college debt climate change and access to healthcare. It is also today the Party of inclusivity when it comes to issues like same sex marriage women's rights and immigration. So let's go back now. The genesis of the Democratic Party. How did it start the Democratic Party to make the thing's really clear began actually as the Republican Party's Oklahoma? I know I'm sorry. I know this. Heather Wagner by the way. She wrote the book. The history of the Democratic Party so the Democratic Party was founded by Thomas Jefferson and other men like him who were dissatisfied with the direction. The country was going under George Washington and John Adams and they've felt George Washington John Adams Alexander Hamilton. Dan were believers very strong central government and Jefferson once a smaller federal government with more power given to the states and he is our first Democratic president even though he was called sorry again a Republican but pretty quickly the name gets changed by his opponents. funnily early enough. His critics said that he and his supporters were too much like the radical friends who head head barked the French Revolution and led to bloodshed and bind went from France and as the critique they will call this group of Republicans the Democratic Republicans it was meant to be A DISC Jefferson and his supporters decided to adopt. It's almost a point of honor and call themselves the democratic Republican and this was the founding of what we know today as the Democratic Party and Howard their beliefs related to what we think of now when we think of Democrats okay. Here's canasia grant. She is a professor of political science at Howard University so when we think about the Democratic Party at that time we don't think of anything like the Democratic Party at this time the Democratic Party at that time is liberal with lower case ill as scholars say And that means that they don't want to see the government being very active. The government should not be involved in your life telling you what to do. The government should just kind of be around to make sure that things don't fall apart which is different from the party as we think about it today we think about a Democratic Party today as one who is willing to step in to try to correct some of the perceived wrongs they they might say in the economy or some of the perceived wrongs in the way that we treat humans means and these other kinds of things. How does it change because that to me is like a hundred and eighty degrees all right? We'll get there and that is Caniggia's particular Bailey daily work but I there is a big shift and it starts with Andrew Jackson in eighteen twenty nine. By the time Andrew Jackson President he has dropped dropped the Republicans from his affiliation so he identifies himself as the Democratic candidate. Andrew Jackson was the southerner governor. He was A slave owner. He was a war hero. He champions even though he was a wealthy landowner he championed. It the of sort of the ordinary man common man around his his presidency with when white men I should say were given the right to vote based on age as opposed to if you had property or or paid a certain amount in landowning taxes so it was the evolution you know voting rights towards white men over the age of twenty one as opposed to landowners quick side note opponents of Jackson during the eighteen twentieth election called him him a word that means donkey But it was an epithet. That Jackson embraced he even put images of donkey's on his campaign posters. And that is when that addle started and the party that went up against Jackson was the National Republican Party but they were just as often known as the Anti Jacksonians they did did not like what Jackson had done to the role of president. He took steps to concentrate power and to make sure that he was a very powerful awful executives he had taken stern policies that really infringed on the rights of native Americans than and the rights states and the sort of sowed the seeds of what would gradually flare up into the start of the modern Republican Party and also the disagreements agreements that layer down or so remember. The part of the story is that the parties want to maintain when cohesion. They understand that is difficult for minor parties third parties or smaller parties to win. The presidency is difficult for them to win Win Senate seats Or season the House of Representatives and be appointed to Senate seats and because they are worried about a splitting their power are. They are trying to do everything they can to to remain together and one of the things that split them up more than anything else kind of I would say the thing that distresses the party the most is a conversation about slavery and if we WANNA have a party that is unified in the north and in the south. We can't have this conversation station about slavery because people in the North are going to disagree from people in the South so we ended up with these parties that exist in different ways because the one thing that they probably probably should be talking about they are not talking about so we ended up with these cleavages kind of for that reason where we have a northern Democratic Party that looks different from the southern Democratic Party but but eventually they do have that conversation and we ended up with the Republican Party. That's more dominant in the north. Because they have had the conversation come down on the side of black people people come down against slavery for various reasons again not all of them on the up and up sell where we have a party again. Republican Party in the North a Democratic Democrat party that has kind of dominant in the south and then we have some kind of debate about. Who's going to win the West and what the farmers want and whether or not The parties will be willing to bend to the demands of the people who are in the West and who now have the ability to vote and influence politics to all right now. I WANNA learn about that shift. How does the party? That is the Party of slavery. The Party of the Ku Klux Klan. Become the party of the civil. Oh rights movement the party that gives us our first African American president. So if you want to sound really smart with your friends. Few like Noah political scientists. And you want to get gears going you just say realignment Because that that is the one word answer to that question. Realignment happens and the Party's change And so the political scientists argue about how realignment happens. I'm in the camp of people who think realignment is slow and gradual process. The short version is is that America changes so the story that we've been telling up to this point there are folks who Live in the South here folks who live in the north. We don't yet have like a large wave of immigrants coming into the United States So we get an industrial revolution. We get World War. We get immigrants coming into the United States and we don't and yet in the nation have rules that are structured to prevent them from participating in the ways that we try to prevent them for participating now and so it's Kinda easier a year to get citizenship easier to get to participation in politics and so part of the answer.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"This is the kind of vent that could severely. I believe limit his ceiling. And we've always kind of thought he was a high floor low seeing ceiling candidate. Anyway, he probably has twenty percent just by showing up, right? The question is how much more of that. Can you get? And I think this is the kind of event. That. Could could could him being able to raise enough of a base within the rest of the Democratic Party? And the reason why is because he already has to go into that intersection -ality crowd in order to grow his base. The the the group of Democrats the Joe Scarborough and Mika of the world who like making their millions are never gonna vote for that guy because they don't want him take in you know, any more of their money. So he's got a Wade into the intersection -ality universe. And I could see a lot of that universe. Already saying, well, I don't want to support a white male as it is. I don't know. I think. I think there may be a segment and. I actually believe it would be good for the country. If this were true. That doesn't mean I agree with almost anything that segment of the Democratic Party believes either. But it is not good for America to have only two political parties and to have one of them become an openly vowed communist party, that's not good. Have you understand the nature of human nature and competition and symbiotic relationships, whether it's sports industry in any human endeavor when there's two direct competitors. They have a tendency to have someone of a symbiotic relationship. And if one of them is literally gone off a historical cliff, and there doesn't seem to be anything emerging to replace it to punish it for doing that. Then that's going to have an impact on the on on its on its competitor. We just saw this a couple of months ago when Matt gaetz who is not Devin Nunes, Devin, yes, devenue has made a career out of going after spying on Trump while he votes with Democrats eighty percent of the time literally literally eight percent of time is his liberty scores. Twenty five percent. So seventy five percent of. A time. Matt gaetz has a very good. Liberty score. But they go off on this. You know, big over the historical cliff on the on the green new new deal. He comes out with his new degree new deal. Why because that's the nature of duopolies. That's the nature of competitive relationships when it's duopoly. That's that's the nature of any symbiotic relationship with human beings. Marriage pick anything where it's duopoly. There is a you. You're is a certain feeding off of each other. And wall. That segment of the Democratic Party that could be showing up in these early polls and saying enough of this just enough. Okay. I'm pro abort. I'm pro gay everything else. I I don't wanna live in Venezuela. I don't I don't wanna live in Moscow nineteen seventy eight. I didn't take my honeymoon. They're like Bernie Sanders. Did we went to fricken Vegas like everybody else? Kabo? Okay. You know, some nor granted it would be way to the left of the center used to be. But it would actually be good for the country as a whole if there if there was a way because maybe we as well are too in tune to what happens on cable news and political Twitter because that's the world we live in as well. It would be good for the country. If there was a segment remaining in the Democratic Party because here's the thing. We know we ain't moving the Republican party any further. Right. Anybody argue with me on that floor is yours. I'll wait. So for not moving the Republican party any further, right? Then we then just do some math. If the Republican party is not going any further, right? Than is good for the country for the Democrats to even go further left. No, no. And I so I could see and that has me reconsidering..
"democratic party" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Okay. We are back with a great Dan Pfeiffer, and we are going to look forward now to the year twenty twenty well, we're going to stick a little bit in twenty nineteen and then we're going to head forward to twenty twenty and what's going to define the Democratic Party going forward, and what are the policies, and who are the politicians that might unseat amend named Donald Trump, Dan. You are very adamant that the choice between base voters and moderate voters within the Democratic Party is a false choice. But I have to ask you as we stand here looking at policies like the green new deal Medicare for all even abolishing ice. Do you think those are the policies that unite both wings of the Democratic Party base and moderate? I think they can be if they are explained in message correctly. I think about their real messaging challenges to abolish ice for sure there is no question about that. I think Medicare for all is a very popular policy in a vacuum. It is going to come under tremendous attack in. We're gonna have to be able to message in the right way Medicare is incredibly popular people are incredibly dissatisfied with the current system. So there was an opportunity to do with their climate change. And new green economy can be very powerful message. It obviously we already know Republicans have latched onto some critiques of it. And we're going to have to message. But it is almost we wrap ourselves a little bit around the axle in wondered worrying that our policies are too liberal or to progressive or easily demagogue will we now live in a world of this is actually not even completely unique to Trump because they operated this way, a longtime Brock Obama's someone who passed a market base healthcare plan and. Was forced to help? Save Wall Street, and he was called a socialist from basically his first day in office. So you don't have to be. For years saying, it doesn't matter. What you do our house interest? You are how much you try and embrace the private sector and Republicans you're going to get painted with the socialist brush, no matter what I yes, I promise I think what polish. Choose does magin how you discuss the matters. But we shouldn't allow potential Republican attacks to decide what are what our policies and message are. And if like we're gonna end up at this debate around Medicare all in the primary that is going to be some people are going to be for the Bernie Sanders plan, which has a a four year transition. Some people are going to be for a Medicare plus or Medicare by a Republic option. I guarantee you that whoever wins that debate and becomes the democratic nominee. They are going to be attacked in tweets and adds as having supported something that is far to the left of what even Bernie Sanders has proposed in this. So I like the challenge for us is not going to be Republicans say about our plans what we are going to say about them to those voters. And I think I can I can get..
"democratic party" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"It was unbelievable that attempts to burn a synagogue had been acquainted with displeasure with his rarely government policies. But again, this is nothing new we've seen in France groups of men wash -ly of of Middle Eastern, Muslim descent descending on shoals on synagogues and attacking those synagogues whenever there's an Israeli policy. They don't like because Jews everywhere are obviously merely foreign agents of these rarely government. That's where the Democratic Party is going that any form of anti-semitism is apparently going to be justified with William they were just Ilhan Omar was pissed off Israel. That's all so doesn't that make this? Okay. We know where we know where this is going guys. Okay. This is not a shock. It's already happening in Europe. I thought that the core. The the Jeremy Corbyn ization of the democrat party was gonna take longer. It took about five minutes five minutes. The new wave of Democrats are Jeremy Corbyn AO AOC is a fan of Jeremy Corbyn. She touted the had a call with the guy jer. Corbett has spoken out in favor of HAMAs in favor of Hezbollah he is tolerated. The growth of open anti-semitism in his own party. His just said, oh, well, it's just anti Israel activity. That's all. So here's a question for American Jews today. I want you to vote overwhelmingly for the Democrats look at the Democratic Party and ask yourself is this a party that you can justify voting for is this. I'm not even asking you to vote Republican vote, however you want, but can you bring yourself to vote in favor of a party that is willing to let off anti-semitism this way in favor of the quote, unquote, intersectional ideal. I mean when you've lost younger Sargon. I don't know what to tell you by Unger Sargon is the editor of the Jewish forward, and she has bent over backwards. I mean, legitimately bent over backwards. Try make excuses for anti-semites inside the democrat ranks because she's tried to give them the benefit of the doubt. But even now, but now even she is saying, you know, there there's no way to justify this. There's no way to justify this. Oh, explain in just a second. So by anger Sargon? I know her. She's a nice lady we disagree about politics. But she has really bent over backwards to try and make excuses for ill are and Rashida to Leib even she is saying I can't handle this anymore. She wrote a column in the forward, which they far left far left Jewish magazine in the kind of Jewish magazine that suggests that I am a far right extremist. She says the left is making juice shoes are progressive values or ourselves. She says almost as upsetting as having a member of congress repeatedly saying things that vote. The most terrific episodes Jewish history was the response to Mars words on the progressive left instead of expressing support for American Jews horrified.
"democratic party" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"Debating this resolution will progressive populism, save the Democratic Party. Now it's time for questions from the audience. Point of fact, here it is true that twenty sixteen twenty twelve. The voter turnout was around the same. However, in twenty sixteen it was significantly down among people of color and among working people. Hillary Clinton was a centrist and was from the Wall Street wing of the party and her numbers suffered. And what you're really saying is, had there been a populist, maybe Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton? Would we be with the President Trump today? I think that's your quest. Yes, I'll take it. What we saw in two thousand sixteen with Hillary Clinton and people of color is that they were not inspired to vote for her. The issues weren't there. They weren't talking to them. Another thing that was happening around that time in two thousand fifteen was the black lives matter movement, right? The crime Bill came up, and so there was a lot of feeling particular young black voters who didn't feel that the campaign was talking to them who didn't feel that there was a place for them because of what was happening in twenty fifteen with young black bodies being killed on the streets. We take your point to to join. I think you have to disentangle problems with Hillary as a candidate. From the question tonight, if a candidate in the future carries these ideas will that candidate win, whatever you think of the merits of these ideas. They're not politically popular in enough places Jeff cited. The senators who might run for president who support Medicare for all. That's true. They're all from safe blue places. Our job as a party is not to figure out how to make blue places, bluer, it's how to make red places blue and purple places blue. That's our job. Progressive, not gotten a fair shot in this party in terms of funding other things. But we do know is that your point of view has destroyed the party, your free trade deal, destroyed the relationship with working class. Democrats your call for cutting social security. It's going to kill this party. You guys represent a certain of interest I get. It's cool like this is a big tent party, but you cannot be the dominant voice in this party because you have no credibility with working people. When you go out and talk to real people in the real world, we have no credibility with working people. So just to be clear because you and Bernie said many times you said Barack Obama wasn't progressive. So why do we supported by working class people? Barack Obama built an amazing coalition. In fact, I think our challenges to rebuild the Obama coalition, the centrist Obama coalition just to be clear because that's actually what we have to do. I would have had some you make a point that I want to add something for Akot Bama didn't support any of your policies virtually. He didn't support Medicare for all. He didn't support free college tuition. In years ago, we're talking about two thousand things have changed since because he supports it now. He's all right. All right. I want to throw something into this conversation that comes from an interesting direction..
"democratic party" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Hey, everyone. I'm David challen the CNN political director, and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast, the change going on in the Democratic Party last night up in Boston. We saw in the seventh congressional district Massachusetts yet again, the democratic primary electorate demanding a different kind of representation. So. We had another big upset in this insurgency that seems to be happening inside the Democratic Party in many ways, getting rid of the old guard and bringing in new blood. This happened, we saw with Alexandria, Cossio Cortez in New York when she defeated Joe Crowley. The number four man in democratic house leadership, longtime incumbent and didn't see it coming at all Mike at one. Oh, the ten term. He's been in congress for twenty years that may be as flaw for voters. But the ten term incumbent Mike auto who is one of the most liberal members of congress. He saw it coming. The challenge from I, Anna Presley the Boston city councilwoman and while he had more money and he had the power of incumbency, he was not able to stop it from toppling him what he saw coming. This is part of the energy that is out in the country on the democratic side when we're talking about a Blue Wave forming. But before all that energy can be focused on toppling the Republican majority in the house of representatives. It is focused in an intraparty battle and and that is what we saw when I Anna Presley won this primary and then just win walloped Caputo by seventeen points. And you know, here is a longtime incumbent, white guy representing a minority majority district and the democratic primary electorate in that district said, hey, we want someone that looks a little bit more. Us speaks a little bit more to our everyday existence perhaps. And so I had a press who has no Republican position on the ballot in November in this overwhelmingly, democratic district is all, but certain to be heading the congress after November's general election and will be the first African American to represent the state of Massachusetts in the house of representatives. So she's already a barrier breaker in many ways. But what she represents about this younger generation more diverse, more female generation of democratic candidates finding success inside the democratic primary electorate, and of course representing sort of the progressive wing of the party. Now, again, this was really not an ideological battle. Kep wanna is a Medicare for all progressive democrat, so it was very hard for them to have an ideological battle and getting to the left of him. A Presley doesn't do the full call for a Bala Shing ice, but does call for. For getting rid of some of the components of ice that are most offensive to immigrant communities or people feel that they are facing deportation force of sorts. So she has called for the for a real overhaul and change in ice in defunding of certain aspects of it, but she hasn't done the full Cossio Cortes abolish is there are a couple of questions that that grow out of Presley's impressive victory. Last night, one is just the overall question. If the Democratic Party is moving further to the left ideologically, will it make it harder for Democrats to appeal to the wider Wath of the electorate in general election context? Now that doesn't apply obviously to Presley or a custody Cortez who won these primaries in overwhelmingly democratic district's. There is not really a broader swath of the of the electorate. To appeal to. It is largely Democrats at they're appealing to, but we know that that's not the case in America broadly and in some statewide races and even in some very competitive congressional districts. But it is worth asking if the Democratic Party is moving too far left. Now, when I asked that question, I ask it truly because I don't know the answer to it. What I know is we do live in a different political era, then we had live. So the notion of if you move too far left, it's going to be harder to get to the center and therefore you're gonna lose a general election. I don't think that just simply applies. Then I think you know this latest poll out of Florida from Quinnipiac university, showing Andrew gillum at fifty percent and descent and forty. Seven percent shows you that even if you are from the progressive wing of that party or from the Trump wing of the Republican party, even you may be from the poll..
"democratic party" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Podcast of the wilderness, a fifteen part series. The consulta story voters strategists and politicians to try tell the story of the Democratic Party. He was the chiefs. Each writer for Barack Obama from two thousand six to twenty thirteen. The youngest ever White House director of speechwriting. He's also a founder and host along with three other ex Obama aides of the successful podcast pod. Save America. John Fabra welcomed on point. Thanks for coming in. Eric, how are you? I'm great. Really appreciate it. Look forward to this. I mean, the Democrats as your title suggests are in the wilderness in your podcast, looks at, you know how that party got there and the way back and you do it through the lens of history. A lot of the times I mean, we're the party has been when it faced challenges before how it reacted where it messed up and when it got it right. I, I'm curious. What if anything about that lens? Did you get from your former job as a speechwriter. Quite a bit of it. Actually, when we started thinking about doing this podcast, you know pod, save America is a conversation about current events news. It's tied to the news cycle every week, and I thought if we're going to take a look at the Democratic Party and we weren't going to tie it to the news cycle every single day that it would be good to take a look back at how we got here and I and I do remember when I used to write speeches with Barack Obama. Every time we'd right work on a speech, there'd be a big section, the speech about how we got here before he talked about where we need to go from here. And I think that provides some good context because you know part of the problem with today's media environment because move so quickly is that you wake up every day and it's like history begins a new every morning and you forget that there are a lot of decisions and transformations that got us to this place. And if we don't. Have that history is context becomes a lot more difficult to figure out how we how we move onto the next. The next thing history as context, you know, can be a vital actually when when President Trump is has really been shown to be masterful controlling the narrative and driving the news cycles. As you say, a new history begins a new every day, and you sometimes when your podcast point a finger at the media, you know as well, but the Democrats, you know, often frame their message. It seems to me and opposition to the president against him rather than than what therefore do. Do you think that's the case? Is there more to do in framing what the party stands for as opposed to just we're not in agreement with what he's doing. Yeah. I mean, look, I think some of that is, as you mentioned Trump's ability to control the news cycle and first of all, any president's ability to control the news cycle, right? When a party's out of power doesn't have the White House, they it's harder to get your message through and to have it breakthrough in the president has a bully pulpit. And so he has an ability to control the news narrative and President Trump is better at that than most presidents. And so, yeah, I think the Democrats have a hard time breaking through. I think if you look on the ground at the various races, the Democrats are running right now. They are talking about what they're four. They are talking about their vision for the future. They're talking about their policy agenda. We don't always see that come through in the news coverage or at least in the national news coverage. I think you actually see it a lot more in some of the local news coverage, but I do think Democrats are doing a better job of talking about what they're four, then you might think from sort of the new, the political. Narrative yet. I also think that you know, Democrats can never be too good at at talking about what therefore, I think it's super important to give some give voters a reason to vote for something because look a lot.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"Of the house of representatives today there has been a shift in what what a core constituencies from a democratic party look like and what core constitu from republican party look like i think that it is incumbent on democrats a responsibility of all of us all i will not help you strove for a minute what do you think he meant by that what did i assume he saying the democratic party has changed i didn't i didn't push him on it i hadn't had a cup of coffee yet knows early i didn't necessarily want to get into all of it yet uh before seven in the morning that being said i think that what i have heard from him and others that have said similar stores as were to me is that the republican party yes has changed i would i would also point out his look societies changed right and for i would argue for very good and profound reasons we become far more tolerant become far more inclusive we recognize that there are in fact differences the people are willing to celebrate those differences in ways that they didn't feel like they could twenty thirty forty fifty years ago and that's not only that okay that's a wonderful thing our country should be applied were accepting of people who ever they are whatever their race ethnicity the dot of their prayers the gender of their spouse their gender identity that shouldn't matter uh and i think what we have to recognize is that as for democrats that is i think a captures asian of what democrats are really good at and folks the criticism is you've spent too much time on that and and i actually don't take that as a as a slight we should because the government should 100 percent say we've got your back no matter who you are we got your back we we want you here we we accept you we will fight for you the second piece to that those you can't divorced the fact that if you can't provide for your family back to where we were second ago almost nothing else matters because.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"It was kind of through that that we ended up at this vocational school in fall river and diamond vocational school which is a great place that i visited a couple of times and wanted to one be delivered about where i wanted to give the speech in and use that as part of the platform and to recognize that you're not going to meet the pomp and circumstance of the house chamber no one is so don't try go than and just do something totally different that is very much on message to i wanna talk to you about another speech you gave a red preparation for this interview she gave a speech in in texas announ forgetting the venue although you may remember the is it a jefferson jackson dinner it was their version it was a texas democrats annual fundraiser and buy your peace must end their couple lines in here that stood out to me and you said at one point there's been no lack of postmortems about what one wrong for a party in 2016 so searched we studied we've debated but the lesson we need is less we already know do not underestimate will it means to be able to provide for your family how deeply it destroys you when you camped did the democratic party under estimate that in the obama years i am i don't think the we underestimated and obama years i think that when you go through an election i think look this is what obama really ran on was hope and change in trying to lift people up and he did um and uh did everything that the administration could to try to change not just politics but now try to unite the country and look there's been a lot since written and set about mitch mcconnell's promising the first of a month of his administration to try and make sure that he was a oneterm president a b deadset against whatever it was that obama was trying to put forth i do think that what ended up as a consequence of coming out of a recession which we have had a historic economic growth ever since but it has been slow it has been uneven.
"democratic party" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Establishment democrats over internal rules of the democratic party and on the outside sanders is the one polling democrats to the left and urging the party to embrace liberal economics in a time of stagnant wages and income inequality all over this country we saw young people and working people many of them first time candidates getting involved in politics and winning elections for school board for city council for state legislature will i could tell you is our revolution the group that came out a by campaign rant six state legislative candidates in virginia three of them one including knocking off one of the leading powerhouses in the republican leaders in the legislature uh two lost than one is in a recap these would new candidates noble before involved in electoral politics i think what you're seeing around his country and what is enormously important for the future of the democratic party and our country is more and more people getting involved in one for office but if we have another election midterm election as we had four years ago with thirty six percent of the people voted on that in the future of the democratic party in the country is not good we need people in foul standing up voting in fighting back what these three seats the candidates have one in virginia that you mention and maybe some more of summer in recount senator that's three against a thousand seat since two thousand nine democrats have lost in legislatures local races a national races across the country where did the dnc go wrong after two thousand eight that has caused buzzfeed studies i think a very important question and it's a thousand legislative seats that will loss it's the us house of representatives lost the senate lost the white house listen i think any objective person fairminded person has got to conclude that the model the strategy the efforts of the democratic party for the last many years have felt and we have to.