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Fresh update on "gop " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Against Alex Jones and free speech systems, $55 million. And on the heels of rulings like that, today he filed for personal bankruptcy protection in Texas, he lists up to $10 billion in liabilities. Four days till Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff election early voting ending today outgoing Republican lieutenant governor Jeff Duncan says he couldn't bring himself to vote for the GOP hopeful Herschel Walker calling him one of the worst candidates ever. Unfortunately didn't have anybody that achieved that respect out of me or my vote. Republican Duncan says he left his ballot blank, walker is in a battle with democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock. Elon Musk ousted Kanye West from Twitter after a post that included a swastika image saying it amounted to incitement to violence. Rick Newman of Yahoo finance as it comes after Musk vowed to open the free speech floodgates. It's as if he thought that these people would all behave better just because he suddenly bought the company, which is which is not happening. So this is like Twitter circa 2017 when they were first starting to deal with all these problems. The family of Paul Whelan says after expressing concern about him just days ago, now they say they have heard from him, he told of being moved to a Russian prison hospital for reasons not made clear. Now to Boston and the latest on the royal visit. This afternoon will have quite a historic feel as Prince William will be meeting here at the JFK library with President Biden. The president is in town for a Senate campaign fundraiser. Also at that meeting will be ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy, princess Catherine is making a stop at Harvard before she and Prince William cap things off tonight with the ceremony at the MGM music hall at Fenway to award winners of their earthshot prize. Jim McKay for CBS News, Boston. Right now on Wall Street, the Dow is down 189 points NASDAQ is down one 30. This is CBS News. If you're a business owner, renting or leasing, you can save a ton of money and on a custom design building made by general steel, just call 8 8 8 74 steel and get a quote
Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race
"Georgia's Senate runoff is Tuesday and Democrats are making a final push to get voters to cast their ballots early. I'm Ben Thomas with a look at the campaigning. In Atlanta. I'm back. Former president Barack Obama. I am back. Rallying voters. For my friend. And your outstanding center. Rafael warm up. Friday is the last day of early in person voting in the Senate runoff between Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. Voters have already cast more than 1.4 million ballots amid an all hands on deck push by Democrats while Republicans, especially walker, have taken a less aggressive approach that could leave the GOP nominee heavily dependent on runoff election day turnout. Senate control is not in play, Democrats have already secured 50 Senate seats and have vice president Kamala Harris tiebreaking vote, but 51 would make their position stronger
Fresh update on "gop " discussed on Stephanie Miller
"More Stem. Afros decades high inflation. As employers keep hiring, paychecks keep going up, and the combination of more jobs and higher wages could complicate the fed's inflation fight. Job openings exceed available workers by that 4 million chair Jerome Powell told the brookings institution this week a robust jobs market is a key inflation driver, Sagar Meghani, Washington. President Biden heads to Boston today, he'll meet with the Prince of Wales and his wife, princess Catherine, who drew large crowds yesterday. Well, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the prince and Princess of Wales. The president's also vowed to sign the congressional legislation that heads off a rail strike. The Arizona vote counts have now been certified, there have been a holdout in cochise county, where GOP elections officials were trying to challenge the victories of the democratic candidates, Twitter, which has restored many suspended accounts, is now banning Kanye West, our Jennifer King reports. In a rambling interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Thursday, the rapper Ye formerly known as Kanye West, talked about his recent meeting with Donald Trump. They had anti semitic jokes and said he saw good things about Hitler. His Twitter account was suspended after posting a picture of a swastika merged with a star of David. The platform's new owner, Elon Musk, tweeted that the rapper had again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Meanwhile, InfoWars host Alex Jones is just filed for personal bankruptcy. He's facing more than a $1 billion in judgments for broadcasting false denials about the sandy hook school massacre. This is AP news. Today's the last day of early voting for Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff race. So Democrats brought in some star power. In Atlanta. Former president Barack Obama rallying
Jeff Stein: Kevin McCarthy Is Not the Man to Lead Republicans
"Stein, what say you? I say Kevin McCarthy is not the man to lead the Republican Party at this moment and those across the country who voted for new read of members of Congress, new Republicans, young faces who are going to go and take the fight to the capitol. Eased not the one that they're going to be able to relate to. He's not the one who needs to move the fight forward. I have never met the speaker, so I or the potential future speaker. But someone I trust here in the state of Iowa, what did meet him on the campaign trail not long ago? And he said, my impression is, he's only out for himself. And that's the vibe I think that we all feel. Now, if that could also coincide with what's best for the party and the nation, fine, but it seems like his number one job Todd has been how do I get to be speaker because I got edged out of it the last time. And it's sort of like, all right, when he gets the job, what's he going to do with it? It's like the dog chasing TJ's car once the dog catches the car. What are you going to do with it?
Fresh update on "gop " discussed on Stephanie Miller
"Kind of sound like Brenda Vaccaro. Like I've been smoking tampons all night, I know. Yeah, fabulous. Number one, but we're up there. Go ahead. Congratulations. Is it a nomination? No, this is a full on award. Well, it doesn't surprise me because honestly, Stephanie compared to your male counterparts, you have been right more than you've been wrong. Thank you. So I think it's yeah. You refer specifically to Chris. Oh, I'm sorry, you meant right wingers. Yeah, sure. Okay. Thank you. Go ahead. Well, in some other progressive voices, I must say. Yes. Other parts of the voices too. Yeah, no, absolutely. So listen, I just want to say, you know, we marinate in this stuff. So we all kind of know who Nick Francis, Kanye West is truly dangerous because his appeal and reach and influence is very broad. So it's no joke when he comes out and he says he loves Hitler. That is, that is astonishing. And it kills me though, because somebody said, oh, you know, he's even too extreme for, you know, like the Tucker Carlson's Tucker Carlson had to edit out some of the most extreme commons by him. The problem is the GOP is putting people like Herschel Walker and Kanye West into trying to put them into positions of power, you know, Elon Musk lifted his Twitter ban before you know what I'm saying. They're giving these dangerous people platform that they know where they don't mind the yeah, they don't mind the extremism. They mind that they're that obvious. Yeah
Denise Quinn: Old GOP Habits Are Disconcerting
"We're going to start with you. We've been looking at the Republicans. There's a big battle going on right now trying to figure out who the next Speaker of the House is going to be. Meanwhile, you have Republicans behaving like they always do, a voting in secret to continue the earmarks, which represent billions and billions of wasteful spending on pet projects, do you hold out any hope Denise that the Republicans are going to turn a page or the same old same old? I hate to be sort of cynical on this and I feel like I'm still recovering from the red wave election. And but no, I don't. And it's kind of disconcerting. It just seems to be it's kind of hard to tell the arms from the D sometimes. And so, you know, I think a lot of people, and I think rightfully so, maybe focusing a little more closer to home on it, because what's happening at the national level is disconcerting and it is disappointing. And I guess maybe because I am a little bit more cynical in my old age here.
Fresh update on "gop " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Has been talking about issues that are of great importance to the people of Georgia. Like whether it's better to be a vampire or a werewolf. They get nervous. Because they got Obama here again. The GOP nominee held a competing rally with South Carolina, senator Lindsey Graham, after casting his own ballot. More than a million Georgians have already cast ballots. We're getting a rare look at war casualties in Ukraine, a top adviser to president zelensky, citing military chiefs, says as many as 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed over the past 9 months. The military says Russian attacks are still pounding, devastated energy infrastructure. Elon Musk says he had no choice but to suspend Kanye West from Twitter after he posted an image of the star of David with a swastika in the middle. Columnist Rick Newman at Yahoo finance. If he thought that these people would all behave better just because he suddenly bought the company, which is which is not happening. When first responders arrived at van nuys middle school in Sherman oaks, California, they found ten students, lethargic, and glassy eyed lieutenant Nina berna Simba with LA's school police department. We received reports of students possibly under the influence, a total of ten more evaluated 7 were transported to local hospitals. Consensus, those students aged 12 to 15 likely ODed on edibles, gummies, infused with pot. All expected
Caller: Putting Tractor Supply on Blast for Sponsoring Drag Event
"Days ago, we told you about this bizarre story out of Waco Texas, where Tractor Supply was sponsoring a drag show event. And people were just like, wait, what? What's going on down there at the farm? Well, it's more than country boys and girls get down on the farm. I'll tell you that much. Well, let's go to Sean and North Carolina. And Sean, I understand you actually called tractor supplied. Yes, and thanks for taking my call. I called him yesterday and I asked him what the business was with that. And then the girl was kind of playing, I think, boy was me because she was like, well, it was supposed to be a hiring event. And we had no idea to promote her didn't want us of all this stuff that was going to happen. And we kind of got caught up in it. But I turn around, I told I said, listen, I said, I spend a lot of money in your store. I said, I really don't appreciate your sponsor and stuff like that because it's immoral. I don't believe in it. I'm cash. And I said, you know, I said, I said, I don't want to sound judgmental. Except that this finding all the places you can donate your time and your money to and set it at nonsense. I said, it's just to me, it's completely wrong. So as of last night, I paid off my credit card and I'm probably going to throw it in the garbage. So I'm done. Well,
Fresh update on "gop " discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"It is a victory for the Justice Department's criminal investigation into Donald Trump's handling of White House documents. The federal appeals court ruled a judge was wrong by appointing a special master to review material seized from the former president's Mar-a-Lago home. Congress has avoided what President Biden says could have been a Christmas catastrophe. The Senate voted to pass a bill to avert a looming rail strike, NFL the bills beat the Patriots 24 ten. NHL, both the Devils and capitals lost in OT at the World Cup four games today, including Cameroon against Brazil. Global news, 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts, in more than a 120 countries, I'm Michael Barr, this is Bloomberg. Amy. All right, thank you, Michael. We are waiting for the jobs numbers this morning, experts are watching for the trend of slower hiring to continue, and we're joined live now by Wells Fargo senior economist Sarah house to give us a preview of jobs day Sarah good morning. Thanks for taking the time with us. What are you watching for today? So obviously that headline will be a big focal point just given that overall trend pace of hiring. So we're looking for a game just a little bit below consensus of around a 190,000. So that would be certainly a step down from what we saw in October as well as just the average this year. But I think another big focal point will be what's happening on wages, given that inflation is the fed's utmost priority and they are worried about the inflationary pressures coming from the labor market. How much of a slowdown in hiring is the fed also looking for? What's it going to take for a pivot? So I think we're already set for the fed to slow the pace of tightening. But I think in terms of potentially stopping rate hikes and eventually reversing, I think we're still a long ways off from that. So I think if you get a sub 200 number, but still within the hundreds, I think they would be perfectly content with that. So suggesting that you are seeing some moderation with the labor market isn't falling apart. Now, you mentioned wages, what are you watching for their specifically and how crucial is that data before the fed's next meeting? Right, so we're looking for a 0.3% monthly increase, which would be somewhat slower than what we're seeing earlier in the year. But that's still 4% annualized rate over the past three months. So still too hot, I think as far as the fed's concern when they're thinking about it against the 2% inflation target and even making some pretty reasonable assumptions about productivity growth. So I think there's still some work to be done, but it would certainly be an encouraging sign that we are starting to see some of those inflationary pressures begin to slow and I think keep the fed on track to moderate that pace of tightening at a company meeting. Now when it comes to the labor market, if we drill down just a little bit, we've seen a wave of layoffs, especially in the tech sector. Does that signal anything for you? Is that concerning at all? Well, I think it does signal that the broader environment is getting tougher for businesses. So as we are starting to see demand flow as we're seeing consumer preferences shift as financing costs are getting higher. And so I think it is a bit of a bellwether. So maybe not completely indicative of the broader jobs market. We still have, for example, a lot of small businesses saying that they are having trouble filling positions. Right now, but I think it does suggest that we are in for tougher time. So I think some of the layoff announcements we've seen recently might be a little bit too early to show up in today's data, but I think they do point to the fact that we'll see job growth continue to slow on trend despite potential surprises that we see perhaps in today's report in the headline number. You know, sometimes the data can be a little bit skewed because of the holiday season and we're right there in the middle of it. How has the holiday season impacted the data? Well, I think that could be a headwind for today's data and the fact that retailers have announced that they're not looking to hire quite so many workers as last year. And if you think about the holiday related industries and not just retail but also transportation and warehousing for those industries are seeing, I think, particularly cyclical headwinds. And so I think the fact that the seasonal factors are looking for a nice uptick there might be a little bit disappointing. So I think that's also contributing to the notable moderation in job growth that we're expecting today versus what we've seen over the past few months. We have about 30 seconds here, Sarah, but I want to ask what you are going to be watching for in coming weeks. What's got your attention? So I think it's still very much focused around inflation, the labor market to the extent that it's impacting inflation. I think we are seeing signs of the trend is moderating for price growth on net, but I think there's still a lot of data that actually needs to confirm that to keep the fed on this on this path of moderating the pace of rates. All right, Sarah house, thank you so much, Sarah house, a senior economist with Wells Fargo, and will break down those numbers with U.S. labor secretary Marty Walsh that's coming up at 9 45 this morning Wall Street time on Bloomberg radio and television, Nathan. Yeah, going to be a very interesting conversation. Thank you, Amy. It's 5 53 on Wall Street time now for our Bloomberg law report. Let's get to the legal stories we're watching this morning. Here's Bloomberg's Jeff Bellinger. Nike filed trademark
House GOP Secretly Vote on Supporting Earmarks
"So I want to share with you yet another reason why I don't trust Kevin McCarthy. And this story comes from newsmax. It was just published mere moments ago. Charlie McCarthy is the author of this story. It turns out that House Republicans voted in secret, let me repeat that again, voted in secret to keep earmarks. You say, what are earmarks? Earmarks are, are your tax dollars? That have been squirreled away and your tax dollars are being used to fund pet projects by whoever is whichever political party is in charge of the house. They're the ones that get these earmarks. And it's really reprehensible that Republicans would do this only because Republicans claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility, right? Fiscal responsibility. They don't want to be the party of morality anymore. They don't want to be the party of the culture war fight anymore, but by golly, they are the party of fiscal responsibility. That's what they wanted us to believe. That's why they wanted our votes. House Republicans voted 158 to 52 against an amendment proposed by congressman Tom McClintock of California. It would have ended the rule, allowing members to add earmark provisions to legislation.
Kevin McCarthy Is an Establishment Republican
"Is very important with these people. And they're not going to pull a fast one on us. So anyway, now you've got now you've got conservative talk radio and the big boys are now siding in with Kevin McCarthy. But Kevin McCarthy is that still does not make him a conservative. It makes him an establishment Republican, a rhino, which is what he's been all along. And we know this because behind the scenes during the midterm elections, Kevin McCarthy was out there campaigning against conservative candidates. He was playing the same game that turtle was playing. And now Kevin McCarthy wants you to think that he is the next, he's the second coming of Donald Trump. Are you buying it? Are you buying what McCarthy is selling here? Because now you have people out there saying, well, there you go, touch starts. How dare you? How dare you criticize this good man. And if Kevin McCarthy is not elected, Speaker of the House, then that means Liz Cheney's going to be speaker. Or somebody else will the Democrats, they might even get Dwayne the rack Johnson to be Speaker of the House. What are you doing? Well, I don't buy it. And by the way, if Liz Cheney has the votes to become Speaker of the House, then that tells you that there is a much bigger and broader problem happening within the Republican Party right now. Because
Is Larry Elder Considering a 2024 Presidential Bid?
"I just saw my buddy Larry elder on a TV spot today for relief factory he's got a bunch of spots out. I wonder how that's going to apply to his possible presidential bid. Somebody just sent me an article that Larry elder is seriously mulling a Republican presidential run in 2024. You know, he challenged Gavin Newsom had a great showing in California. Could you see president Larry elder? Why do I think there's going to be a 137 Republican candidates in the GOP primary in 2024? Why do I think there's going to be a dozens and dozens? I mean, remember 2016, there were 16 great candidates and one guy won. He beat them all back. What's this going to look like?
Mark Levin Is Upset Freedom Caucus Doesn't Support Kevin McCarthy
"Mark Levin came out yesterday and attacked a good number of our friends, members of the house freedom caucus, and called them boneheads. We love Mark Levin, the great one, but the great one is very upset that anyone would dare oppose one Kevin McCarthy of California as Speaker of the House. And a good many people in Congress are now joining the freedom caucus. Our numbers we're hearing between 20 and 30 Republicans will not be voting for Kevin McCarthy. And if that's the case, he's not going to have the votes. Now, there are plenty of people on and really it's really not the other side. It's everybody and then there's us. Because I am standing my ground on this Kevin McCarthy issue. This guy is this guy is not who he says he is.
The Left Is Floundering Now That Twitter Is a Place of Free Speech
"The savage and brute force tactics of oppression enjoyed by leftists and their aligned mega corporations and banks has had a counterintuitive effect. An effect akin to using performance enhancing drugs. They reaped short term gains, but at the expense of developing natural talent. Now that their supply has been effectively cut off, and they have to share a level playing field, they are floundering. They don't know how to behave when the game isn't fixed in their favor. This doesn't necessarily mean that Twitter is now a conservative echo chamber, or that it has become an arm of the GOP. Absolutely not. You can still find all sorts of skirmishes, as well as sub worlds within Twitter, but it does mean that conservatives finally have a chance to offer counter arguments of their own without being censored. For such a seemingly small change, it's turning out to be a really big deal. Before this, we had Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google, and YouTube all censoring us. Now that one of those has allowed us to speak, it puts a dent in their House of Cards. The fact that Elon Musk is now running Twitter is a far bigger blow to the establishment than any political victory during the midterms could have been. AOC's head is already exploding and Elon Musk is loving it. Twitter before Musk was a carefully curated potemkin village. A false facade that maintained the appearance of leftist thought dominance through the wholesale and ratio of conservatives. Since ownership has changed, there's already been a major change in the types of topics and opinions trending on the site. More people are talking openly and freely about things like medical data and other topics that can still get you banned off of sites like YouTube.
Hogan to gather with supporters amid White House speculation
"Will he or won't he? Larry Hogan is gathering with supporters amid White House speculation. Maryland's Republican governor Larry Hogan will leave office on January 18th and appears to be considering his political future. Hogan's attending a leadership summit in Annapolis to talk about his record and the future of the country, then he's holding separate casino fundraisers, won a shindig for his nonprofit in America united, and another for his relatively new political action committee called better path forward, which has donated to moderate but unsuccessful Republican candidates in several states. Hogan served 8 years in Maryland where Democrats outnumber the GOP two to one, and he's positioned himself as part of a purple wave and alternative to former president Donald Trump, who has already announced his candidacy for president. Hogan's been a fierce Trump critic, saying in an interview that he lit up state hotlines by suggesting people could drink disinfectants to cure COVID-19, and one saying he'd given up guessing what Trump might do next. I'm Jennifer King
Biden tells GOP his hopes, gets stiff response from McCarthy
"President Biden says he's hoping both parties can work together on several issues as the GOP prepares to take house control. After the president hosted each party's top two lawmakers, chief Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer came out of The White House enthused. There was goodwill in the room. The president says he'd like both parties to join forces on keeping the government open, helping you crane and avoiding a freight rail strike. And we're going to find other areas of common ground I hope because the American people want us to work together. The top House Republican Kevin McCarthy says they also want something else. I think America likes to check and balance, saying that's why Democrats lost the house. And the man had lined to be its next speaker is serving notice. Come January. I think the administration got a indication is going to be different. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Charlie Pierce: It's Time the GOP Put the Reagan Era in the Ground
"You talked about the GOP chairwoman. For the moment, until she is replaced with a pillow. Replaced by the sweaty guy. It'll be like a folgers commercial. Ronald Daniels has been replaced by a pillow. Let's see if anyone know can tell the difference. She said, as I've repeatedly said, white supremacy neo nazism hate speech and bigotry are disgusting and do not have a home in the Republican Party and you said the problem is the Republican Party has found a home in all those things. Like, yeah, absolutely. They absolutely have found a home in the Republican Party. Yeah, that's why the project has to be to reduce the Republican Party as it presently constituted the rubble, let them rebuild something that makes, you know, that has at least a tenuous connection to sanity. And abandon a lot of the conservative policies that unfortunately have allowed them to win elections. Yeah. You know, I mean, it's time for it's time to put the Reagan era in the ground forever.
Biden hosts congressional leaders on lame-duck sprint
"President Biden has hosted Congress's top leaders at a bid to lock in more legislative wins before a Democrats lose house control in January. We're here to get work done. The president sat at the head of a table facing top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, along with GOP leaders, Mitch McConnell, and Kevin McCarthy. There's a lot to do, including resolving the train strike. A potentially crippling freight rail strike next week. It's not an easy call, but I think we have to do it. The economy is at risk. The president is also where Jay legislation to avoid a government shutdown next month and pushing for it to include more funding for the COVID-19 response and Ukraine. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Ryan Girdusky Wants to See the GOP Focusing on Moving Forward
"I wanted to ask you a little bit about kind of just things moving forward because I really do think our party needs to have some kind of cohesiveness in terms of not just tactics, but also some kind of vision, because right now it seems like things are a little confused, maybe because we don't have a clear plan. I think you mentioned crime did really well because people in California and New York are probably experienced crazy crime, especially in cities. But I wonder if people who live in Iowa who live in other places in the country do they respond to a lot of that or do you think those candidates need to be speaking about things that really affect the people who live there, how they can make their lives better? Oh, absolutely. I think you're right. I think that Willis and crime is up not only in cities, but they are also up in the world. That is that is a misnomer that people really haven't picked up. And I think crime is up 20 or 30% in rural areas. And there are also independent suburban areas. So I think crime is the issue that brings suburban voters in on. And I just think they got distracted on some of these. I don't want to say culture war things because it's not culture. We're certainly crime as a culture issue. But I wish that the focus is more on quality of life than it was necessarily esoteric conversations on abortion bans that couldn't happen even if we wanted them to. Like even if every Republican or if they're not all die hard pro lifers, but even if they were, the votes weren't there. So rather than getting lost. And by the way, pro life governors all won reelection. It wasn't that they were against regulation. It's that the idea of a nationwide ban free them out more than a statewide ban is Ohio or statewide ban. Their governor to one one by 26 points. I think that that really, really, the idea of a nationwide ban for them out in a way that this state regulations. Because let's face it, most don't have an abortion. And then apparently that abortion. But half of men and then the women get abortions, it's a minister percentage of the population. So it's not about the realistic aspects of actually getting an abortion where you find one. It's the overarching idea of having this taken away nationwide. I think that brings them out more than the actual marketing. Because we were inching away against abortion for a long time when we had 20 heartbeat. Heartbeat, you had to think of a parent prevention reminder. You had to wait for days. The number of abortions was declining substantially. But what about they were against in their local level? I think people were actually doing this all gone tomorrow, freaked a lot of people out.
Ryan Girdusky: The GOP Disenfranchised White College Educated Voters
"I want to begin by asking you to tell us a little bit about what you think happened in the midterms because I know people have sort of been debating this. The last month, you know, what happened, what we can do better next time. And I think that we need to talk about it because that way we can have a better game plan moving forward into 2024 and future elections so that we aren't blindsided again. I think there are a lot of things happen. I don't think there's any singular one lesson to be learned. I think there's multiple lessons. So let's start with the fact that turnout. The media has created this narrative, first of all, there was a quote unquote youthquake that millions of young people angry about abortion came out and voted in masses to elect Democrats. The data so far shows that that didn't happen at all. Didn't happen whatsoever. Republican turnout was actually extremely good in this election. And minority turnout, especially among Democrats, was extremely poor. That's why you're looking at Republicans probably getting over 40% of the Asian vote, somewhere in the high 30s of the Hispanic vote. And the black vote remains basically stagnated about 10%. Where Republicans faltered was among white college educated voters, especially independent voters. They were really disenfranchised with the Republican Party, even though they agree with them on issues like crime and immigration, and they don't approve of Joe Biden's performance in The White House. They were very upset over two big issues one being abortion and the idea of a national abortion ban. And secondly, the narrative over the fact that the 2020 election was so they didn't want to look backwards. They wanted to look forward. And I think that and on top of that, you've had major Republican both candidates and senators like Rick Scott and candidates like masters talking about the idea of privatizing social security, really, really irritated a lot of independent voters. So take us to Arizona, Arizona had a four Republicans win and four Republicans lose. The four who lost ran, it was a Blake Lake of hobby and in that one other guy they ran as a ticket on the 2020 election being stolen. The four who won was Kimberly E Tom Thorne and then two other big Republicans and they won on conservative platform issues. Tom Thorne defeated an incumbent running against CRT running against DEI running against bilingual education. Kimberly Lee Yi is not a moderate Republican. She's very conservative. But their message was looking forward to not backwards and they won. And I think that in states and places where the issues were very quality of life conversations like New York with crime. You serve Republican search and when the election really became about Donald Trump, you saw Republicans lose.
What Happened to the Unified GOP in the Midterms?
"When we think back to when we were in power, when Trump was president, sure, there were some never trumpers, but for the most part, we all unified behind Trump. And when I think back to the State of the Union speeches, Trump gave, I can't think of a time when the Republican narrative was more clear. And the Democrats, while clearly opposed, you remember Nancy Pelosi physically ripping up Trump's speech, our whole side was quite unified. But ever since the midterm results of 2022, this unity has slowly disappeared. Some of it started in 2020 and maybe even more in 2021, but after November 8th, 2022, very quickly, conversations began about what went wrong and why, and people immediately started pointing fingers. There was a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on as they say. I know many of you have likely seen the infighting taking place. And it's very disturbing. Some say the midterms were great and maybe it wasn't a red wave, but hey, we control Congress. This group has a very positive outlook on how things went. And the party's recent expansion into the black and Hispanic vote were unheard of years ago. In fact, despite ballot shenanigans by the Democrat party, the GOP won the popular vote in the midterms by 6 points. Others say the midterms were far from a red wave. We were expecting a bloodbath, blowout election, where we'd control the House and the Senate, many thought this would happen because Biden seemed so obviously bad. With his policies so obviously harming Americans with record high inflation and people feeling it at the gas pump. But alas, we missed the mark. We overestimated our wins. We counted our chickens before they hatched maybe. Others say we've could have gotten far more seats, but we didn't because of various reasons, whether it was candidate quality or it was lack of fundraising or mismanagement of funds. As McConnell backed Murkowski instead of shabaka and left Blake masters out to dry. There are many reasons why people feel this election did not turn out the way we had hoped. But nevertheless, the point is, they are disappointed, and we are not unified.
15 GOP-Led States Ask Court to Keep Title 42
Should We Be Harvesting Ballots? Razorfist Weighs In
"So if that's the sad reality of where you are in Arizona, where I am in the Commonwealth, what is the response? What did the good guys do? Because it's clear, the GOP, you say in your last video, the GOP knew this, didn't want to fix it apparently. What's going to happen? Is it going to be up to local actors, local activists to just harvest ballots where it's legal? What is the response to those who actually believe that oh, I don't know, are representatives should actually be chosen by the American people raise a fist. Well, I mean, come on, it was our fault. I mean, you saw Meghan McCain after the election. Shouldering her cruciform length of dogwood and saying, you know, the message of the election is if you run in Arizona, don't insult my father. First off, sweetie, John McCain wasn't even from Arizona. And second, I'd insult Biden and his voters, but I try not to speak ill of the debt. Frankly, I think what needs to happen is an adjustment of strategy as well as an understanding that the reality of elections has changed. Like I do like the idea of Republicans showing up en masse on election day. But it doesn't happen. But it's also very, very important, I think, that they not avoid early voting. That they not avoid mail in voting. And these unfortunately, I think some of these are strategic blunders from well meaning campaign managers all across the country that they are unfortunately exploiting. Look, the idea that election fraud is or ballot harvesting as a conspiracy theory is absolute lunacy on its face. It's
"gop " Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Are pretty much certain at this point to take the house. They have fully clinched a 217 seats. They need 218 seats for the majority. It is very likely they will end up and probably two 19 to 20 by the time all is said and done that is very slim majority. The reason that this could theoretically make a difference, not being in the majority, but the fact that the majority is slim is the fact that very often you don't have all of the members of the Congress actually showing up to vote on things. So theoretically, three Congress members are sick that week. And suddenly, your majority is sort of gone. But that does not mean that they won't control how things move on the floor. They won't control the committees. All of that, the Republicans will, in fact, control in the house. So worst case scenario was in fact avoided here, which is Republicans lose both the Senate and the House and get two more years of Joe Biden's unchecked horrible government. In this particular case, Republicans dramatically underperformed, I mean, wildly underperformed, because when you look at the popular vote in the House elections, Republicans and sort of the generic ballot, as we would put it, were up by about 5 points. That is a massive sweep. The problem is, it was all located in heavy red district, or the upsurge that Republicans saw was actually in heavy blue district. So they did better with black voters with Hispanic voters. And so Democrats in those districts, instead of winning 70% of the vote, one 55% of the vote still would blow out the Republican opponent. But they would lose a lot more of the popular vote. What it really meant is that this entire election, and in the way the seats were allocated, it came down to these purple seeds, these very split seats, and in those split seats, Republicans are dramatically underperformed. There are a bunch of districts Republicans just gave away, for example, the Washington third district, Jamie Herrera butler, that was the district where the Republican in that in that district running in a very trumpy seat. I mean, I think R plus 17 in the last election cycle. In that particular seat, Jamie rare butler had voted in favor of the impeachment of Trump. And so Trump endorsed her about her opponent, person named Joe Kent, Joe Kent then proceeded to lose by two to the Democrat. And this happened all over the place. Peter Mayer, over in Michigan, was a Republican who voted in favor of Trump's impeachment. Trump backed his primary challenger, his primary challenger then proceeded to lose to the Democrat. This happened in a bunch of different places across the house as Republicans underperform in terms of sort of general number of seats they should have won in the house, but they end up taking the house anyway. The underperformance is leading people to question exactly whether Kevin McCarthy will be Speaker of the House. Now, realistically speaking, does Kevin McCarthy still have the best shot of being speaker? The answer is yes. And the reason for that is because Kevin McCarthy is built up a large base of support inside the Republican Party, hierarchy, with all of the other members of the House. And there really is no rival to him in the House of Representatives at this point. Some people have mentioned the possibility of Jim Jordan challenging him from the freedom caucus, the problem for Jim Jordan is he would have to swing over the other Republicans, or when you have this split a majority when you have a majority. That is this slim. And there are significant splits coming up with the quote unquote consensus candidate who can win a majority of the Republican Party. And then the entirety of the Republican Party, which is what you need. Because again, none of the Democrats are going to vote for Kevin McCarthy for speaker, that means pretty much all the Republicans have to. All the Democrats have to do is peel off four or 5 different Republicans to vote against Kevin McCarthy and he's not the speaker. But that's a lot easier if the person up for the speakership is Jim Jordan, who's opposed by a lot of the moderates in the Republican clock is. So just strategically speaking, the likelihood is that McCarthy will, in fact, be the speaker despite the underperformance. Well, now that he has the power, it is up to him to actually prove that he has deserved the power. This is something that McCarthy has been pursuing for nearly all of his career. All the way back when he was a so called young gun with Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan, going all the way back to like 2008. This is something that Kevin McCarthy has been pursuing pretty strenuously. Well, now he's going to get it. And the question is, what exactly he's going to do with that leadership power? Can he actually present a vision? And that vision is going to have to be independent from all of the day to today politicking of dealing with Donald Trump. So much of McCarthy's sort of image has been tied in with how to navigate the choppy waters of Trump land because Donald Trump has been such a dominant figure in the Republican Party continues to be a dominant figure in the Republican Party. The question is, can he lead the Republican Party forward and actually become a leader in his own right? Which is what you need from a Speaker of the House. The Speaker of the House is not supposed to be a cat's paw for anybody else. The speaker is supposed to have an independent agenda. And he's supposed to be capable of bringing his majority to bear when need be. So we'll see if Kevin McCarthy has the ability to do that. According to The Wall Street Journal, House Republicans will choose their leaders for the new Congress on Tuesday and a vote that could reveal how much resistance McCarthy faces within his own conference. McCarthy is running to lead his party again and what analysts believe will be the narrowest GOP majority in recent history, much slimmer than Republican leaders had initially hoped for. The election results have complicated the path for the California Republican. He needs to win the backing of his conference on Tuesday in a closed door meeting, and then 218 votes on the House floor. If all members are present in roll call vote in January, no Democrats will back McCarthy.
"gop " Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Stood out to me were the Proud Boys because these guys wanted to be lionized for their violence. They wanted to talk to the press. They were proud of what they did. And so focusing on them turned out to be a good bet because now they orbit so many acts of political violence, including January 6. And so as January 6th was happening and as they continued their violence, despite a lot of their leaders going to jail, I realized that this is the warning shot that we need to write that going forward. This cycle of political violence held aloft by the GOP and media is going to continue. And so that's why I wrote it. Is there a typical demographic of an individual who is a proud boy? Proud Boys are of a lot of ideologies. There's neo Nazis and people of color within them, but the majority of them are white guys who are angry and want to fight out Trump's grievances. How much is also that they feel like they've just been left behind in this economy. I think there's an element of that. But again, it's the violence that they're aiming for through those grievances. You know, as I was thinking about you coming on, listening to your talk. I mean, is this our Ku Klux Klan in terms of our times Ku Klux Klan, is that how we need to think about it? There are absolute comparisons to be made. I mean, this is a force that is racist at its core. They've made inroads with politics and they've made inroads with the American public. But with the Klan you have to remember, the Klan didn't lose power because people rebuffed them. The Klan lost power because so much of the American public shared that ideology that they weren't really needed anymore. And that's the fear going forward with these guys is that enough people are going to see political violence as it normalized option in politics that the Proud Boys may not be needed. You say racist, but it's not all just white members. Right. All Proud Boys are not just white. I get asked about this a lot. And the Proud Boys, first of all, they're racist at their core, right? Gavin gave them a tenant that they have to accept if they join. Anybody can join, but they have to accept that white men are responsible for the success of the west. And there are people of color. There are also neo Nazis in the Proud Boys, but they are all gathering under this banner of getting to fight out their rage in the street against the left and against Trump's opponents. And that can create strange bedfellows, just last weekend, Nazis joined Proud Boys in Texas for a drag queen story hour event they were protesting. And also on top of that, the very few people of color that are members of the Proud Boys are held aloft constantly by the Proud Boys as evidence that they're not racist. They're not white supremacists. And that is served to put a veil in front of them when they're confusing the media and law enforcement. Hey, Andy, over the summer, back in June, we saw footage emerge from Idaho about the patriot front. Gathering to protest an LGBTQ event. And I'm wondering where the relationship is between patriot front, Proud Boys and other sort of right-wing extremists help us kind of untangle that web. This is a machine and a cycle of extremism that we're seeing in front of us right now. For example, QAnon conspiracy theorists and Alex Jones type plant a seed that satanic pedophiles in the form of drag queens are coming for your children. Donald Trump and Fox News sanitize and grow that seed for their audiences, push it out to millions of people. And then the extremist street groups, like the Proud Boys, patriot front, oath keepers who are also big on January 6th come to burn it all down. And so the Proud Boys I see them as both normalizers of political violence, but also the pointy
"gop " Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"What the Democrats are up to here. They want open borders. This is exactly their strategy. They want to replace the American electorate. This administration wants complete open borders and you have to ask yourself why. Is it really they want to remake the demographics of America? Here's the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, JD Vance on Fox News in March. Democrat politicians who have decided that they can't win reelection in 2022 unless they bring in a large number of new voters to replace the voters that are already here. That's what this is about. Perhaps this kind of rhetoric from Republican lawmakers is what prompted this tweet from Wyoming Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney. She clearly doesn't hold back, quote, the house GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. Republican leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them. In September of 2021, the chairwoman of the House Republican conference that's congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York had a digital ad up that was criticizing Democrats on immigration policies by suggesting Democrats wanted to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants to quote create a permanent liberal majority in Washington. Now stefanik's office has pushed back on the criticism online that she somehow was advocating for replacement theory, and she nor her office apologized in any way for the rhetoric that was in those campaign ads. Her spokesperson said quote, despite sickening and false reporting, congresswoman stefanik has never advocated for any racist position or made a racist statement. Of course, it wasn't just Democrats or the media calling out stefanik for her rhetoric in her online ads. It was her fellow Republican member of Congress, Adam kinzinger, who said that she pushed, quote, white replacement theory in those ads. This much is clear, domestic terrorism is on the rise. It is seen more and more by security officials in this country as a top priority and a major concern, and there is little doubt that there is some nexus between some of these domestic terrorist events and the political rhetoric that is coursing through, especially in today's politics, this right wing echo chamber. And that is going to continue to be at the center of the political debate around these horrific tragic events that upend people's lives in the most devastating way. That's it for today's political briefing..
"gop " Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"I was talking yesterday about how Hispanics, Latinos and latinas are moving pretty rapidly toward the GOP and the left is they can't stand it. They're enraged and they start talking about the white nationalist Hispanic community and that means like giving me the look from the side as I have to say, what kind of crazy people are we dealing with? Well, crazy. Crazy desperate people is who we're dealing with. They don't like it. They don't like it when Hispanics think for themselves or are when blacks think for themselves. Oh my goodness, we have to, you know, they have to call them uncle toms. And now they're calling us me, oh, I supremacist. Oh. Well, in part of it is the left cultivated this narrative and they've done this over 30 years. And the narrative can be summarized as demographics is destiny. So they thought that as America becomes the browning of America. As America becomes sort of less monolithically white, more Hispanics, more blacks, more Asian Americans. They thought we got it made. We don't actually even have to do much because we're going to see a natural drift to the Democratic Party. And they thought with Trump. We'll just portray him as the most racist president ever, and the fact that he got more a black votes and more Hispanic votes in 2020, this is unnerved them. But again, it's beyond Trump. It's a movement. It's a movement of freedom, really, is what it is. And what I'm seeing, you know, people may say, well, you know, Venezuelans and because I happen to be half Venezuelan half Mexican. Venezuelans in Mexicans think differently. So Venezuelans are going to be more apt to vote Republican. Why? Because they have just been through socialism. And they know what it is. And they don't want it here, right? Whereas with Mexican Americans, the Democratic Party has always taken it for granted that they are going to vote that way. And when things started changing down in the Rio Grande valley, like for example, in Texas and South Texas, very, very, very blue area of Texas. Monica de la Cruz, who is in Texas Senate district 15 and might have Flores who's in Texas district 34, both beautiful women, strong Republican women who have won their primaries and are challenging the democratic status quo there. Suddenly, the Democrats are dispatching consultants and pollsters and strategists for the simple reason that they know that seeps and they could once take for granted. I mean, you remember the seats in the Harlem area, which is where Debbie's family is. The Democrat didn't even really have to campaign. He got 60% of the vote just by doing nothing. But.
"gop " Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"This is the CNN political briefing. So here's what you need to know in politics for Monday, February 7th, 2022. Two GOP members censured by the Republican National Committee on Friday and it seems to be causing some cracks within the party cohesion. Yeah, the RNC voted to formally center GOP representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam kinzinger of Illinois for their involvement with the January 6th committee, and that decision was not exactly at a left field. There's been a lot of fire directed their way. And if you want to know more about where that's come from, check out Friday's episode where we explain why and how the RNC reached this unprecedented point. But today, Adam Kensinger told CNN what he believes the centrist says about the Republican Party. I think it says that they are completely unmoored from truth. I think it shows that they have pledge allegiance to one man over any kind of principle, and they can call that loyalty. They get shows that this party is not committed to the rule of law, despite what they say. Meanwhile, yesterday, Mark short, former vice president Mike Pence's chief of staff waited on the matter and plenty of others. Short made it clear that he does not believe the ride on January 6th at the U.S. capitol can be described as anything resembling, quote, legitimate political discourse, and this is key because on Friday, that's how the RNC described it in their century resolution. Legitimate political discourse. The soon we set on meet the press this Sunday about the matter. From my front row seat, I did not see a lot of legitimate political discourse in talking to some members of the RNC. I think there is concern that there are people who were there peacefully protesting who have been pulled into this, what I think is more become of a prosecution by the January 6th committee and feel like they're being unfairly treated. Now, let's be clear, the House select committee investigating January 6th does not have the ability to prosecute anyone at most. It can make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice, and today on CNN congressman kinzinger also commented on the RNC chair calling this legitimate political discourse. You know, I actually makes me pretty sad because I think it says a lot for the party and it says a lot to call January 6th legitimate political discourse. But it's actually just made me even doubled down on my intensity to get to the bottom of this because that's really frightening when half of the in theory half of the country's party is focused on complete denial of truth. Short also waited on this comment by his former boss made last Friday where Pence for the first time really stood up to contradict and rebuke president Trump's actions. And I heard this week that president Trump said I had the right to overturn the election. But president Trump is wrong. Short told NBC that Pence chose to rebuke the former president because it merited response. Short said Pence never wavered in that his role on January 6th was solely to certify the election as vice presidents before him have done in time immemorial, despite, but we know is now the massive pressure that Trump and his advisers put on him to reject the ballots. Short did point out, however, the Pence apparently had concerns about the 2020 election, including the legitimacy of mail in voting, despite there being no evidence of fraud. And cesare put the onus on Trump's advisers, and not the former president directly on these schemes. I think, unfortunately, the president had many bad advisers who were basically snake oil salesman, giving him a really random and novel ideas as to what the vice president could do. Short said that Trump and Pence did not talk on January 6th, but the short spoke with Trump's then chief of staff, Mark Meadows. And because of Trump's false claims that Pence had the power to overturn the election, a bipartisan group of senators is making sure there will be no confusion in the future. The group is focused on making changes to the 19th century law known as the electoral count act. Now, this was created to give Congress a process to certify the Electoral College votes, submitted by the states after confusion reigned in the wake of the 1876 election. Although this used to be basically procedural, it is a crucial part of the transition of power between president, one that Trump and his allies tried to exploit including the infamous 6 point memo written by lawyer John eastman. In a rare bipartisan interview on CNN Sunday, democratic senator Joe Manchin and Republican senator Lisa Murkowski seemed optimistic about their work on reforming the act. I hear the two senators discussing the Electoral College act with our colleague, Jake tapper. Oh, I think absolutely it'll pass. Some are going to criticize it for not being enough. Others will say too much. So I kind of have said, we're going to take the Goldilocks approach here. We're going to try to find what's just right. That's exactly. What we're looking at is now how do we protect what happened in insurrection? That never happened again, such as that people think they can come here and overturn it. But on the other hand, how do we protect election workers with the federal crimes if someone threatens them or intimidates them or interferes with the election? And for his part, Trump has falsely claimed that this bipartisan group of lawmakers trying to reform the ECA proves his claim that Pence had the power to overturn the 2020 election. Although the electoral count act is vague, and that's the problem. It is the clear role of the vice president to be ceremonial. Not doesn't include the power to overturn the result of a presidential election. The idea that one person can overturn the will of the people is un American. As Pence himself said in front of the federal society on Friday night. But one last point, although I talked about earlier that pence's outright said Trump's claims were wrong, it remains unclear if the January 6th committee will subpoena tends to testify. Mark short said on Sunday that move would be unprecedented. I think it's very different to subpoena former vice president to talk about private conversations. He can have the president of the United States. It's never happened before. Committee member zoloft grin told CNN Sunday that the committee might have everything they need, even without pence's cooperation. The issue for the committee is getting all the facts. And we've said from the beginning, we will seek testimony from anyone if we need it. The question is, do we need his testimony? We have received substantial testimony that may make that unnecessary, but we're sorting through it. As far as shorts testimony, seen in previously reported that short and another top Pence, Greg Jacob declined to talk about their direct conversations with Trump in the recent respective interviews with the committee, but they answered other questions..
"gop " Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Hey everyone, I'm Gabby ohr, I cover Republican politics for CNN. David chali and is out until March, so prepare to hear from some new voices like mine on this podcast in the coming weeks. This is the CNN political briefing. Here's what you need to know in politics for Wednesday, January 12th. Former president Donald Trump an undeniable kingpin of the GOP is confronting new limitations on his grip over the Republican Party. Should Republicans follow Mitch McConnell's lead or Donald Trump's. The answer to that question used to be pretty clear. However, as Trump continues to insist the 2020 election was rigged against him, more and more Republicans are breaking ranks and refusing to disavow McConnell. But more on the rank breaking a little later on. First, what's Trump been saying? Well, he was on NPR today for a phone interview. He said his piece about the 2020 election, repeating many of the falsehoods that have become a staple of his stump speech, and then he hung up on Stephen's keep. People have no idea how big this issue is that they don't want it to happen again. The only way it's not going to happen again is you have to solve the problem of the presidential rigged election of 2020. Mister president, one more question, I want to ask about a court hearing yesterday on January 6th. Judge a meet meta is gone. Okay. In this broadcast interview, Trump repeatedly dismissed questions from inskeep about Republican officials who found no irregularities after conducting election audits in their states. And we can not forget about January 6th, 2021. Biden lamented Trump and his voting rights speech down in Georgia yesterday. The violent mob of January 6th, 2021, empowered and encouraged by a defeated former president sought to win through violence. What he had lost at the ballot box. Despite the passage of time and the facts remaining the same, the former president insisted on NPR today that the 2020 election should be Republicans top priority in the midterms this year. But that's the exact opposite of what Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans want. Many Republicans would rather focus on fertile ground, taking back both houses of Congress in 2022 and pounding President Biden and Democrats over their agenda. Part of Biden's agenda is passing voter and election reform legislation, and Democrats in the Senate are scrambling to change the filibuster rules to pass it. But McConnell strongly pushed back on that today. History has never been kind to those of sided with voter suppression over voters rights. So I ask every elected official in America. How do you want to be remembered? Do you want to be the sign the side of doctor king or George Wallace? This is the moment to decide president shouting that 52 senators and millions of Americans are racist unless he gets whatever he wants is proving exactly why the primers built the Senate to check his power. We're not taking sides here by any means, but we're trying to show you a rather perfect example of what McConnell would prefer to be doing, looking forward to what the GOP agenda could be if Republicans take back control of the House and or the Senate and pushing back against Biden. Instead of harping on the 2020 election, like Trump would rather him do. 11 months have passed since Trump first called for the Kentucky Republican to be ousted. But McConnell's authority among Senate Republicans has neither waned, nor has he faced the onslaught of blistering attacks from GOP hopefuls that Trump has been pining for. Most candidates who have nabbed Trump's endorsement have also refused to declare war on McConnell, who remains a powerful fundraiser and a very influential party figure in his own right. Here's Trump again on NPR. McConnell is a loser. And frankly, Mitch McConnell, if he were on the other side and if humor were put in his position, he would have been fighting this like you've never seen before. He would have been fighting this. He wasn't shy about blasting McConnell publicly, but privately, aids and allies are telling Trump that if he wants to be relevant when the midterms roll around this November, he'll have to cool it on his 2020 election crusade. And some Republicans agree, like South Dakota senator Mike rounds. On ABC Sunday, rounds acknowledged the reality that president Joe Biden won the 2020 election. And Trump responded in a statement, quote, is he crazy or just stupid? Rounds who has a pretty low key demeanor and is very well regarded by his colleagues, stood by his comments on Tuesday. If we're going to be honest, the election results as we tabulated them were accurate. And second of all, that if we want to win elections in the future, we have to look beyond, and we have to bring people back in and they have to trust. And they have to believe that we're telling them the truth. McConnell was one of the first Republicans to assert Joe Biden won the election. But yesterday, he told CNN's Manu Raju exclusively that he agrees with rounds. This somewhat about face by some in the GOP is signaling at least some are eager to move on from Trump's obsession with the 2020 election. But Trump's influence and his grip on House Republicans remains tight. When it comes to Trump's role in the capital insurrection, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy's opinion has evolved, blaming him directly for the mob, and then months later, leading the whitewashing of it. Breaking news in our politics lead the January 6th.
"gop " Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"And so basically the only way for you to challenge anything, whether it's an unfair, unfairly cited polling place or a voter ID law that comes out and says, right, black folks can't vote. The only way for you to challenge that is to go to court. And oftentimes the only way for you to challenge it is to go to court after the law has had some effect on voting. And you're going to courts that have been packed for a few years now by the GOP with conservative judges. Exactly. So essentially we went overnight in 2013 from a setup where we had some real backstops for people against bad actors to now where it's kind of the wild west. And it's been that way for almost a decade. Speaking of this wild wild west idea is what happened with Shelby is what happened with scotus and the Voting Rights Act. A thing that happened kind of separate and apart from the GOP or was all of that machination part of the GOP strategy as well. I think you take it all together, I think you look at agitation against the Voting Rights Act. That's been a conservative organizing principle for 50 years. The reason why Shelby county even challenged was part of a series of challenges designed to eventually overturn the VRA. It's actually a lot of experts would say it's a wonder that it lasted that long. And you look at the other part of the VRA, you look at section two, which is the part that allows people to sue on their own. There's a lot of experts who don't think that one's long for the world either. And conservatives have been organizing to get rid of section two for a very long time. So then we have a GOP as you both have laid out that is getting really good at going local to possibly influence the midterms and 2024. On the ground, they are also successfully pursuing voting laws that would probably restrict voting access for people who vote democratic. What are Democrats doing? If anything, if all of this happens, on the other side. That's a question. No, no, both of our silence. I mean, obviously Democrats are working on this. But Democrats on. You say obviously but are the same? Well, so some Democrats are working on it more enthusiastically than others. Right now on Capitol Hill, Democrats are trying to work out a piece of legislation that aims to protect voting rights. The likelihood of that passing, I think, is an open question, van, do you have a good sense of where the state of play is on that Bill right now? It looks like there's a little more daylight for it than there was a couple weeks ago. I saw a statement from senator Schumer that was more forceful than I've seen by leadership in a while and seemed to back what I believe is a developing plan among Democrats to favor rule changes similar to what we call budget reconciliation, expressly for voting rights laws. That would allow them to get around the filibuster. But where the rubber meets the road is if you do believe.
"gop " Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"And this is we're not even getting into the judicial possibilities, where a judge could decide to throw out a bunch of votes on some technicality or go along with a more narrow interpretation of who should be allowed to vote or whatever. I mean, we saw a ton of these lawsuits, legal challenges play out in 2020. Like van said, this isn't a case where you need hundreds of people installed in the right jobs, which would I agree be kind of an unlikely result. You just need a few people in a few battleground states willing to essentially subvert the will of their voters. And you could have an election overturned. Yeah, yeah. What are these GOP supporters who are currently going local and seeking to occupy these local election spots? What are they saying or doing so far? On the one hand, there have been van has reported on this. There's been a lot of movement on restricting voter access. Voter ID laws and other efforts to essentially make it more difficult for likely democratic voters to vote. But in terms of actually tampering with election results, I don't think we've seen that much happen because we haven't seen that many elections since 2020 and since these people have taken power. I do agree with van though that the midterm elections are going to be a huge test case for this. Up next, how voting protections are being eroded all across the country. Stay with us. If you're looking for your next binge watch or you want the latest on all the big movies and albums, NPR's pop culture happy hour has you covered. Every weekday we are your guide to all things entertainment. Listen to pop culture happy hour from NPR. So we can't talk about the breakdown of voting rights in this country without talking about a Supreme Court case that was decided almost a decade ago. Van, can you tell listeners what happened there and why we're still seeing the effects of that ruling today? Yeah, so I'm the Shelby county guy. And I can not get through a conversation without talking about Shelby county. But obviously, in 2013, Shelby county versus holder. Essentially, got rid of one of the most important voting rights enforcement arms, that the federal government has. Since 1965, or a little bit after 1965, there has been a rule in place that allows the federal government to have preemptive oversight of districts and of states that have proven to be problematic, we'll say. Yeah, so it's called preclearance. Preclearance, right? Basically they're saying, because these states in these areas in the country have a history of not doing right by marginalized voters, we have to clear all of their election laws and make sure it's kosher before you can do it. But in 2013, with the Shelby case, that went away, right?.
"gop " Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"One big development since Trump has left office. At least in the GOP, is how a lot of that conservative and far right energy has gone local. There's been a groundswell of energy on the right for the last several months to get a foothold in local and county politics across the country. And to be in positions of power locally to potentially they think decide an election in 2024. Can you tell us what's going on there? And when it started so I mean, you just said 2024, but our first test is going to be 2022. So we've got a couple things happening. Obviously, states put out there, new congressional maps after the last round of redistricting and the new census and there are some pretty heavy pretty durable Republican favoring gerrymanders that all but ensure some level of advantage going into 2022. So that's one thing. And that was done kind of hand in hand with efforts that were taken right after the 2020 election by Republican state and local officials to give them much more power over elections laws going forward. So now lots of states have passed laws that give elections officials, more authority to overturn results or to challenge results. A lot of these small tweaks of where polling places are of how local ballot access laws work of how and where you can give water to people at the polls, how you can provide language assistance to people or can't. Those things, we're going to get a real test run of them. And I guess the concern for Democrats is that test run is going to put people in office. Totally. So McKay, I want to talk about where this newest push to go local started. I mean, historically, the GOP has always been better on local politics. They understand the power of it and they take it seriously in a way that Democrats often do not. But I've read some reporting that this newest push to go local comes from Steve Bannon. Former aide and strategist to Donald Trump. He has endorsed what's called the quote unquote precinct strategy on his podcast. Do all roads in this regard lead back to Bannon, at least right now? Well, Steve Bannon would certainly probably want us to believe that. He is kind of a master of taking credit for the dark arts of trumpian politics. That said, I think that Bannon and other Trump allies, Trump alliance strategists have really honed in on this idea that the way for the Republican Party to take over politics to win is not necessarily in winning over the most voters, right? It's not a 51% strategy. It's a let's take control of the system that oversees election strategy. You've seen this in Virginia where I live last year, somebody who worked on Trump's legal team to try to overturn the 2020 election. Mounted a primary challenge against a Republican state House member and actually won to join the state legislature. In Georgia, you have somebody who is running against the current Secretary of State making the stolen election lie central to their campaign. And so basically what you see is that Trump allies are trying to install themselves in positions where they can oversee the next presidential election..
"gop " Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"And that's what I want to ask you both about because as much as the GOP still seems like Donald Trump's party. There are some very clear areas where it's almost left him behind and moved even further from where he was. Perhaps the biggest example of that is the dialog around vaccines on the right. Donald Trump has been outspoken amongst the GOP faithful and still preaching the good about vaccines, urging folks to get boosters. And he's been booed by some of his own fans for saying that. Take the vaccines. I did it, it's good to take the vaccines. But you got no, that's okay. That's all right. You got your freedoms. How much of that shift is a real thing? Like the party still kind of following Trump, but in some ways getting even more fringe than Trump himself. Well, from a science perspective, you look at what happened with vaccines. We, as a country as a world achieved a scientific breakthrough that we're going to look back in time and think of as something akin to, I don't know the space race. And it happened with funding that he approved. Trump helped do that. He dropped that stuff together to push for those vaccines very quickly. And there is no way there is not a snowball's chance that this guy is not going to take credit for them. Almost at the outset, kind of put them in odds with lots of elements of the party. I think even from the beginning, you could see the vaccine hesitancy. You could see the anti vax messages. They were coming out as he was promoting vaccines as president. So that's not really surprising now, but you know it does place him not as a Vanguard anymore in the party. But what I would say though, that's funny about that is that this is kind of the story of the Republican Party for the last 20 years, which is and maybe even longer, which is that the leaders of the Republican Party will kind of flirt with or enable or allow some kind of fringe element in their party to operate unchallenged. But what always happens in the Republican Party is that these leaders will kind of flirt with this fringe element. And then the fringe element gets way bigger and way more aggressive and in some respects sort of takes over the party and then leaders kind of realize that they don't have control over it anymore. They can't harden except for their own purposes. Save for the vaccines..
"gop " Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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There is now new evidence to show and continuing evidence to show from just the news dot com that the georgia ballots rejected by machines were later altered by election workers to count records obtained by just the news provides an unprecedented glimpse into human adjudication of m- of thousands of ballots were marks for candidates like trump or sometimes removed so ballots could count for biden. I also want to go into this. That we're monitoring the mike lindell cyber symposium and we'll stream the entire thing on our rumble channel today and tomorrow just the news dot com day after the november election as donald trump and other republican candidates clung to evaporating leads georgia vote counters in atlanta. Were confronted by a paper ballot known by its anonymously number. Five one five zero two three two one eight. A dominion voting machine had rejected the ballot on election night because the voter had filled in boxes for both trump and his democratic opponent. Joe biden an area known as an over vote now. The image of the ballot obtained by just the news shows the voter messily scribbled a large blob at six ten on november fourth. Twenty four hours at the ballot was i scanned and rejected by machine. Fifty one fifty a panel of humans decided the vote should be rewarded to to biden. You could see the ballot on just the news dot com scores of additional ballots. That same day had checks manually removed next to trump's name so this is the arcane process known as adjudication were human judgment is substituted for machine scanning in cases where votes incorrectly filled out a paper ballot election officials and official observers have dealt with this for years put in two thousand and twenty adjudication played a massive role in all more than five thousand one hundred forty eight thousand absentee ballots cast or three percent of them required some sort of human intervention. Why does that matter. Those votes. just a couple thousand of them could have been the difference between david purdue getting a runoff not getting a runoff therefore us controlling the united states senate or not controlling the united states senate. So why won't republicans talk about what's happening in georgia. Because they're afraid they're afraid that a serious conversation around voter fraud and voter integrity is going to lead them into a direction that they don't like you see. They would much rather manage the decline of the country. Then find out what happened in the two thousand twenty election. Let's play cut fifty nine. David cross with voter shows the double counting of the votes. That's happened in georgia so amazingly that you wouldn't have this whole conversation with the senate if our republican senators actually cared about getting to the bottom of what happened in these states but as typical these republicans many of them. Obviously not rand. paul or ted cruz or josh. Holly mike lee. They've been great but almost all of them have decided voter. Integrity does not matter how we elect leaders does not matter all that matters. Is my country club membership to the united states. Senate play cut fifty nine. Ministering here is ballots. Side-by-side mark for jason shaw global mark next to the at the end of the mark on the second one and the ballot image is stored of air metropolis top left. So there's another beer is standard. Everyone sixty two at scared over three fax number thirty five number nineteen and that matches three four in fifty nine. So you have the same ballot counting twice in the images and how this audible. I think same ballot counted twice in the images so why renegotiating with a regime that very well might have assumed power through a process. That was not legal. Why are we honoring that. Did you get hit with a big tax bill. You weren't with rates being very low and home acquitting high perfect time to refinance. We're all about refinancing all this. 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"gop " Discussed on Majority 54
"Aren't we relatable quarter jason. When he gave us well. I was just celebrate the fact that Mateen captain by my wife. Diana won the ravi fitness challenge and to give people some background. Yeah i mean there were. There were three teams And a shoutout to to will and ryan. Who were our teammates. But really like. I think all three of us will ryan myself would agree that diana carried the team. In fact. I think you pointed out in your breakdown that she had more points than the third place team. A and it says a lot about her and the third place. It's funny because when this thing started. Diana was like you know she. I mean bella was just born nine months ago so diana was like i don't know if i can keep up with it because i had done it. You know last year and so she saw that and she was like that. I keep up with us and then we had our first like zoom colleagues at team. And we're like yeah you're the captain and she's like and then you were like there will be a small trophy for the winner in diana was like well. That's all i. I've been thinking about that by the way what a minute. How how many deliver on that trophy myself. Competitive wife was like well then. I guess we will win and And that sort of happened so pretty cool. Yeah i first of all shout out to her she. She delivered your team and won the individual prize as well but you know for listeners. This was our way of saying we've now done it three times now and it's actually how you and i kind of became even closer and kind of the genesis. Podcast is that we we do this group and we track a whole bunch of things we talked and we talked about it a few times in this podcast and the key is not the competition necessarily but just the awareness of all these things and you know how much alcohol drinking. What am i eating. Am i working out. And it's it's less growing than it probably comes across the podcast. You're like meditation and stephan there. Yeah it's totally screen time and so we'll probably redo it and i thought it was great like i thought it was great just to see her do it. Because this is our first time. I getting involved. And she really is just. She's tenacious lega inspiring to see how how committed she was competitive. That when you were here. In kansas city she was trying to feed you unhealthy food like she was trying to feed me unhealthy food unsuccessfully but she was also like mad at me so when i saw her she was like wait. She's like does you have something to say to me honest. I was confused for a second. Because she's so kind of stoic. most she's very dry. It took me a second. Well i'll give you a quick update on mining i. It's coming up. On the tenth anniversary of the first school ever started and that versus coming in a few weeks and i got a couple of things planned around just like reminding people of that and who were involved in it but recently started every day. Sending a message to one person Each day who is like integral to that process and one thing i realized was i started the first school when i was twenty eight. I'm thirty eight now and those ten years ago and i realize like how much of a shit i was back then ten years ago not not intentionally but i was just so unaware of how nice certain people were to back then and had no reason to be. I was like oh. You're on my board. You're on the sport great. Because that's this mission really matters and so like i'm not gonna go away. Thank you because obviously kids need a great education. And i look back over my communication. I'm like i was a lunatic. Like it wasn't like i was personally selfish on. This is an important mission. If you're involved in it of course you are. So i'm not going to stop and thank you for all the time that you spent on this because it's obviously the thing you need to do and going through all these messages..
"gop " Discussed on Majority 54
"This is the ultimate. I've talked about like delta. What's the matter. Kansas situation Matara kansas thesis to that. How does the republican party get people to vote against their economic interests. Now at the point where. How is it the republican party and it's media apparatus or convincing people to actually make decisions that may cost them their lives and if they do that could pretty much convinced decker people of anything so on the one hand i agree that that's the question but it to me. It's a little bit different because it's like they're not convincing people not to do something that will save their life like they're not like saying hey out of some sort of show of loyalty some sort of crazy blood oath. Take this risk. They're just lying to people and telling them that it. It won't save their life and that you know they don't need it or that. It might hurt them right. So that's that's what i think is so disgusting about it and and you know trump who like the rest of these fools is vaccinated and like you said was for it when he was president could get credit and now he's actively working undermine it i mean i it doesn't need to be said but what a piece of garbage i mean. Just can you imagine just like for a moment. And i think you could say this when it comes up with people imagine having the ability as a single individual to open your mouth and literally save lives just by saying some nice things about the vaccine and choosing not to do it because it might gain you some tiny little political advantage in three years like that is next level just awfulness and just makes me sick now as far as how to handle the issue with the right wing media. I keep going back to the same question. Why have we as a society and why we you know as rational people just a accepted. The idea that vaccine passports will never fly in america. Like why why have we just accepted. This wire. Blue states not saying. Hey we're going to start using vaccine passports because something has to be done to incentivize people to get vaccinated and by the way also like you can't continue to have unvaccinated people just gathering large groups as if nothing's happening and expect not to have another variant not to have an echo very it. It's an unreasonable expectation. There are some signs that parts of the right wing are starting to change their tune so representative scalise who've been skeptical of the vaccine. Decided to get it sean. Hannity has now started to speak out in favor of the vaccine and interestingly in his statement about it said you know as we've been saying all along which is the ultimate. I think you always say you have an analogy to iraq. War about trump. Right what you always say that. In ten years trump will be treated the way supporters. The iraq were. Treat the iraq war. Which is it's a thing that happened and you just can't find anybody that seemed to be in favor of it. At the time that seems with this vaccine misinformation stuff is all about and to be fair. There are people in the right wing who've been pretty consistent on this. I think ben shapiro has been pro vaccine all along. But he's been one of these shows that's like you know. Were you gotta get the vaccine and then like to cover as because he's just a politician who's like a captive to his to his audience so he can't ever funders an funders right like it reminds me of when what's her name told me. Tell me learnt when she when it came out that she was pro choice and she almost lost her job at the blaze and she was like whoa and she had to back off of it. You know they're captive to their audience. Whether they run for office or not and so shapiro anytime he talks about what you should get vaccinated. He then takes that and tries to lampoon any other action the saying he's like look. You should get maxine and vaccines are available. So it is ridiculous that there are mask mandates for anybody anywhere these liberals are the worst you know and it's like do you could just say get vaccinated. You don't have to actually put a caveat in there right yeah..
"gop " Discussed on Majority 54
"I'm jason candor non robbie gupta and this is majority fifty four the podcast that helps americans for progress. Convince those who did into to join majority ravi before we get to the serious actual news of the week. Tie wanna talk about what tom brady said at the white house Because you brought up before we recording. And i realized i think i might have a like a contrary opinion on this for those who don't know the buccaneers sadly i mean because they're chief sadly did win. The super bowl wants to. They got to do the white house visit. And tom brady was speaking alongside president biden and he made a joke. These guys are amazing group men. It didn't look right there. At one point. We are seven and five struggling a little bit as the president alluded to but we found her rhythm. We got on a roll. Not a lot of people think that we could have one. In fact i think about forty percent of the people still don't think we won. I understand everybody is playing. This as brady is sort of making fun of trump and i don't know man like i'm not so sure and maybe this is just like my instinct of never trusting. Tom brady but i feel like maybe he was poking fun at biden and like giving a nod me he is like friends with trump. I don't know might being paranoid about this thing. That doesn't matter. I mean it's hard to say. I think biden appreciated. I think most of twitter and just the world brit large interpreted as a jab at trump which i think is is more important than what he actually meant. You're travel and i don't know what status friendship with trump is i. I hear speculation that gazelle. His wife is very anti trump and that that may be that may be. What's driving this careful guy. It wouldn't surprise me if at some point. I don't know two years or more ago. Tom brady went. This may not be the. I remember when they interviewed him during the general in two thousand sixteen and he was like. I don't know vote on super tuesday or whatever it is and they were like that's not term for the election so i don't think he's the most political guy anyway Right anyway yeah. That has been our tom brady. Check in Thanks very much all right now for the news of the week ravi. What's going on. Well the big news this week is that the delta very coveted is continuing to spread throughout the country in the past fourteen days cases of cova. Gone up one hundred ninety five percent and deaths have gone up forty two percent and the delta variant is accounting for eighty three percent of us cases now The cdc director said that we are in the middle of a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Just as a review for audience the delta variant is a from what we could tell about fifty percent more transmissible dr fouled. She has said that Over ninety nine percent of deaths in the country recent deaths From covert a comfort people who are unvaccinated and in states that have the highest spread and highest rates of hospitalization right now which is nevada missouri. Arkansas florida mississippi louisiana. These are states with some of the lowest vaccination rates being the exception there which is florida's special most average but the rest of them have Some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Ed young and the atlantic had a great article last week that actually focuses focused on missouri. Where a lot of our listeners. Come from where you live jason. It's a it's a harrowing article is really difficult to read but there was one anecdote from the article that i can't get out of my mind. It was he was interviewing healthcare workers who are just going from the point where they were inspired to show up to work to everyday to where they're frustrated now because a lot of the people that they're treating are being treated for preventable illnesses and deaths and a lot of the people are extremely rude. Who come through the doors of these emergency rooms and hospitals and there was one story about a woman alka worker. Who said that when she had given somebody that cova diagnosis. That person's spit in her face. And i get that out of my head. So i know that people talk about vaccinations as a personal choice. But at what point does it become more than a personal choice jason. How do we talk about this yet. It's not a personal choice unless your doctor is telling you. Hey you know this could be a risk for you which by the way is just super limited number of people. Yeah i get like technically. It's a personal choice. But there's a point at which you know your liberty ends and someone else's liberty begins the thing that i'm not a scientist but the thing that hardly anybody has talked about in this is as we go from one variant to another which is what will happen if not enough people get vaccinated. We've already you know we're already on the delta variant. we've just completely taken for granted. How incredibly fortunate we are that this disease. This virus has a very limited effect on very young people. Right like the fact that kids under whatever it is ten or whatever tend not to die from this. We've just taken for granted that that's some sort of permanent corona virus reality when it isn't necessarily the case and so yeah. I think it is reasonable. It's beyond reasonable. It is Inevitable that healthcare workers would go from ham inspired to go. Take care of these people because it's no fault of their own to now. I've got to stop step in and try and protect these people who chose not to protect themselves and also chose not to do anything to protect anybody around them to make it less likely that they'll spread the virus earning out so yeah it is really upsetting and it is a failure of leadership by all the people who are trying to undermine the president's efforts to get people vaccinated and obviously a big part of this story is the role that right wing media and right wing leaders have played here and trump on sunday waited right in the middle of the saying that people refusing to take the vaccine because they don't trust this administration they don't trust election results and they certainly don't trust the fake news. You know trump got the vaccine and was touting it when he was president when he thought he could take credit for it and we have this situation now. Where one party in. Its media have convinced the sizable amount of people not to take life saving medicine and if they have the power to do that basically..
"gop " Discussed on Start Here
"Okay. We're gonna step away once more when we come back. What city do you think. Spent the most time in traffic last year. One last thing is next. You start your day with start here. Start your week with this week. Good morning and welcome to this week. I'm george stephanopoulos. Every sunday we invite the biggest names in politics. Discuss the most pressing issues of our time. So did his strategy work against you. I don't think so we go beyond the headlines push past the spin to get to the core of the stories that impact you and our country. If miss this week on tv sunday morning check out the podcast version of the show wherever you get your podcast and one last night. If you're thinking about emissions one of the simplest and most frustrating examples is a simple traffic. Jam merge margie come on get sees the inefficient we yesterday. A new study revealed. Which city has the worst traffic in the us and for the first time in decades. It's not los angeles. Los angeles no longer has the most congested roads in the nation in two thousand twenty. According to texas annual urban mobility report. New york city had the most congested roads in america. But it was less about things getting worse in the big apple than how dramatically traffic everywhere else. We're applying around. Looking at the freeways there is little to no traffic anywhere with us in a normal year. The average commuter in la spends a hundred nineteen hours per year stuck in traffic last year. It was less than half that same story for san francisco in washington. Dc who usually all have worse traffic than new york. Why the difference. Well in new york narrow roads are often clogged by trucks and truck. Traffic never really lagged in twenty twenty deliveries to people's houses. Actually rose in most major cities like la freeways are clogged by people. Driving their car to work. That was what stopped happening for a few months at least because that was the other headline of this report. The traffic changes were dramatic but really only lasted a few months. That dodger stadium cova testing site filling up the entire western side of the parking lot by the end of last year in most regions traffic levels. Were nearly back to their twenty nine nine levels and so now spy changes to work habits and migration patterns the study suggests that your commute put still continue to get worse. Average wait for new york. Commuter was fifty six hours traffic last year still down. Just not as big of difference. Start here tomorrow. Just hit subscribe if you haven't already many things to my friend. Avery harper filling in the last couple of days. I'm brad milkey. i'll see you tomorrow. Abc news honored winner for the second straight year with the edward r. Murrow award for overall excellence in television. Abc news america's number one news source..
"gop " Discussed on The Young Turks
"He says i every state legislature should pass a ban on taxpayer dollars going to any school district or workplace that teaches critical race theory which inherently violates existing antidiscrimination laws. That's all nonsense. But they're gonna interpreted vaguely and they're going to try to weed out the funding for the schools. Second each state create. Its own seventeen. Seventy six commission to and man. This is going to be something to examine the public school curriculum and ensure that students are receiving a patriotic pro-american education. Third parents have a right to know. Exactly what is being taught to their children. That one's brief forth apparently to organize locally in every school district in america to eliminate action civics and other versions of the effort to contorted traditional civics education. Seriously he did not this fifth any parent who objects to the material. Being taught to their child in public schools should get an automatic voucher empowering them to pick another school of their choice six states need to take back control their schools of education and credentialing bodies to ensure that. They're not churning out radicalized teachers so not only should. The teachers teach racism to kids. The schools shouldn't teach to the future teachers. Either and along the way we weed out any conversation about racism to stop propaganda for our children and instead replace it with a patriotic pro-american education. Which i'm sure it's going to be stuffed with historical truth. Well th that's going to be my question. Is it patriotic pro-american education actually in education. And i'm asking in a literal way. I don't mean that you don't. You shouldn't be pro america. That's your opinion but history being taught as pro american. Actually history or as a propaganda. So it's not to say hey. We should teach kids an anti-american education that would also be necess- propaganda about we teach them actual history instead of making pro one country or anti one country. even if it's our country they see. I mean it's like say. Oh you know what would you do. What did he a pro. America math okay. What is pro america math. Look like and so it is just fair to ask what is pro american history. Look like there's a look like actual history or history that you've mangled and corrupted and changed to make it appear to match your agenda. Yeah my problem with this is that it applies absolutely zero critical thought to anything. There are no countries or people who we can study which is pure and benevolent awesome. And just great this from their inception to the present like debt debt doesn't exist in history every civilization every country every culture has its dark and bleak moments. That's just the nature of man. I don't know why this is so hard for everybody to understand that. I don't know why they're so insecure. Bow young. Let's face it. White americans learning that the united states perpetuated atrocities in the past and that we should learn from them and now we should do much better going forward like why is this so threatening to these people because it goes to the core identity. They've been taught that they're the best thing since sliced bread. And and so if you teach them. Hey maybe america also had issues right and look we're looking to fix those issues et cetera. That would hurt their feces so they would catch some feelings out of that and it's more of an emotional thing i mean. Look at how silly this is. When trump in this same op-eds talked about a pro american education. He said it should be about history. English and social studies right. They need to be pro american. So i was kidding about the math but literally make english pro-american first of all it's english and by definition not american. Okay wait till he gets a lotta that he's like. Where did this inland come from. We've got to get rid of that. Okay we get other white okay. It's all right. it's all right..
"gop " Discussed on Radio Boston
"Moving forward after the twenty twenty election loss. You mentioned of course the white house but also here massachusetts. What's his approach to sort of energizing that base of republican voters here in massachusetts. Well you know chairman. Lions is unapologetic about his embrace of former president trump. And by the way jamie. I reached out to him yesterday because i wanted to talk about all of this brouhaha within the party. He didn't get back to me but What his approach now. Since the twenty twenty election laws his position is that trump said essentially energizes republican voters. Here's what he told me last january. I am very optimistic that President trump has brought a groundswell of people who were uninvolved to get involved. So i'm very you know. I'm i'm kinda like newt gingrich. I'm a happy warrior. So there you can hear it you know. His approaches to basically double down is support of donald trump. and and and. That's really the kind of republican vision that he represents the state right now. Now we've touched on this a little bit but the sort of strained relationship with governor baker as i mentioned the most one of the most popular governors in the country. But sort of at loggerheads with lions in these efforts to really oust baker from the party's leadership. Why what's the thinking here. Why isn't the party sort of leaning on baker. as as i don't know a power welker i mean i think a lot of people in the party are i mean. What's interesting about baker is that he's figured out how to run and govern an estate in which republicans are heavily. Outnumbered by democrats. You know in baker has done such a good job threading the needle that he's actually more popular with democrats than he is with members of his own party that said a number of moderate republicans also support them and for good reason. You know he knows how to win. He raises a ton of money. So here's jane swift She's the former governor of massachusetts. She told me earlier this year that she does jamie. She asked the same question. You're asking she doesn't understand why. Republicans like lions and his backers are not embracing baker. They should be coordinating charlie baker. They should send him flowers. They should how we likes his coffee and make sure that they and deliver it to him. So jamie swift said shocking. That a party. That is almost irrelevant. This is these are her words as an asset like charlie baker would be almost at war with the most important attribute. They have anthony thirty seconds here because we do have a hard clock. Where do you see this version of the gop massachusetts gop going. Well it's clearly you know the current course of the state. Gop recipe for success as one republican said to me We're fighting an uphill battle as it is now. The party represents less than ten percent of the electorate at strapped for cash. It's at war with its popular governor. It doesn't seem like this is a way forward and to grow the party. Well we'll see also if the governor chooses to run for another term that is w our senior political reporter anthony brooks. Anthony is always great to talk to you. Thank you so much my pleasure jamie thank you..