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Kathleen Madigan on Why People Have a Personal Connection to Trump
"That's an interesting sociological thing 'cause you play all over the country. What is it? Do you think? What is the personal connection to Donald Trump? I don't know. I don't know why, like one lady in Florida. She was kind of a drunk grandma. You stood up in a balcony and a theater somewhere on the gulf side of Florida and said, Kathleen, I love you and I love Sarah Palin. Don't make fun of her. I had not said a word except Sarah Palin, comma. Now if the lady would have listened, my joke was really about the gist of it is there's no people in Alaska to have more respect for you if you were the game warden than I would if you said you were the governor because there's a lot. It's a lot more dangerous if you're okay. It's a stupid joke. It's silly innocuous. But that lady was so upset because she like, I don't know. I'm like, you can't love me and her. And you're at my show, so I'd pick me if I were you. Which one is it? I don't know what the Trump thing you could do any other Republican, any other Democrat and people do not lose their minds. There's something about I know this is going to sound snotty coastal liberal elite, but an education problem where they're just like, oh, I want people that sound dumb, like me. I just can't. I don't understand what the connection is. I it could go back to the, you know, George Bush, people are like, I'd like to have a beer with him. Right. Well, right. You might want to have a beer with me, but I shouldn't be running anything. I mean, just because I seem fun, which I am. You are that doesn't mean I'm qualified to work at NASA. I don't understand that leap. When people say, I think George Bush seemed fun too. The younger one to have a beer with after golf with a country club. I get it. Right. But what is that next level where I defend him like I would, my brother. It's weird.
Every One of Us Has to Do Part of the Lifting
"In my book if you can keep it, that it is we the people who have to keep the republic. We have to do something. And we've been fooled over the years into thinking, well, I don't need to do anything. You know, George Bush said to defeat terrorism, just go shopping. You know, it's kind of like this idea that we've got a professional army, don't worry about it. It's not on you. That's all wrong. Every one of us has to do part of the lifting. Every single one of us has to do something. And people say, what can I do? What can I do? And I tell you, there's many things you can do. You can share this program on social media. If you follow me on any other social media, you can retweet my tweets. You can repost what I put on Facebook on parler on Twitter, on gab on truth social, we need your help, folks. We
"george h w bush" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The historian John meacham, as known a few presidents. He wrote a biography of George H. W. Bush, and sometimes writes speeches for Joe Biden. Meacham says many presidents see Abraham Lincoln as a role model. Lincoln was a politician. But he was a politician who ultimately was driven by conscience. This is my entire argument. If he had solely been a cynical political creature, he would have made radically different decisions at critical points. Beacham's book and there was light tells of the antislavery politician whose election as president in 1860 triggered the Civil War. Lincoln struck back at the rebel states by ordering freedom for their enslaved workers, the Emancipation proclamation. But the first Republican president was fiercely criticized by people who wanted less social change. And in 1864, he had to face the voters for reelection Henry Raymond, the editor of The New York Times, and the chairman of the Republican National Committee comes to The White House. He has said that the tide is setting against us. And that if Lincoln wants to win reelection, he must give up Emancipation as a precondition for peace. Meachum's book reconstructs that moment. Lincoln's party had done badly in the midterm elections. Lincoln himself even wrote a private note forecasting his own defeat. He was urged to appeal to conservative voters by making some statement that he would back off his continued push for freedom. And Lincoln said, no, that he had made his position clear. He was willing to go down politically. For that principle. How did Lincoln think through that moment and say the summer of 1864? He believed that slavery was wrong. He believed that he was right. He fundamentally understood that politics could not simply be about the amassing and keeping of power. It was about the amassing keeping and utilization of power. And I think the utility of it for us is that not that he's perfect. But that here's a frail human being who didn't always get everything right. Who in that critical hour transcended his limitations, transcended his ambitions, transcended his appetites. To do the right thing. And fortunately, it was rewarded by events. But he didn't know that. After refusing to retreat on slavery, Lincoln won the election anyway, and months later, his side won the war. In part his calculation was ruthlessly practical, men freed from slavery were joining the Union Army. Nietzsche argues the decision was also moral. Lincoln spoke of God a lot, although he was never a member of a church. His first inaugural address appealed to the better angels of our nature. And when that failed, his second inaugural address portrayed the war as God's punishment. In the second inaugural, Lincoln says that the Civil War came because of slavery. And because slavery was a sin. And that God himself seemed to be adjudicating the weight of that sin. In real time. So religion was both a rallying cry, it provided a predicate for the north. For the antislavery forces and let us be very clear, and this is resident today. It also provided a intellectual prop to slave owners who wanted to believe that slavery was divinely ordained. Well, that's part of this speech too. He acknowledges that both sides believed that God was on their side, but I believe he also suggests they may be both wrong. He says, both brave the same God, both ask for victory over the other, the prayers of neither have been fully answered. What is perennially frightening is that in American politics in American culture, people do claim divine sanction for what they want to do. And if you claim divine sanction for what you want to do, that makes compromise very difficult. If you believe you are doing God's work, unless you do it with an immense amount of humility, that becomes a stumbling block within a democratic context in a way that is very, very troubling. At the same time, religion has been one of the great forces for reform and liberty in the country. My view of this, which I think is also the way Lincoln articulated was that religion is going to be part of the human experience in the same way economics are always a part or geography. And so the question is, how do you manage and marshal religious feeling? Not try to remove it. There is a conscience, and you want to do everything you can to be in accord with this universal law of treating others as you would be treated. And that may sound simplistic, but I firmly believe and I argue in this that that was Lincoln's moral vision. And it's also it has the virtue of being a durable political vision. John, I want to anticipate a question I think you're going to get a lot. You're going to go out, you're going to do public events, you're going to do interviews in our current political environment. You've got this book that dwells in the Civil War. I think people are going to ask you, do you think we're heading for a Civil War? Tragically, I think we will see more of civil chaos. I think we're going to see it with violence. I do not believe we're going to see the massing of great armies in the way we did in the 19th century. But we are at greater risk and part of it is that there is a passionate minority that is putting its own interests ahead of those of the nation and the nation as defined with that kind of moral sensibility. We've discussed, but I'm fundamentally hopeful in this sense that we have stared into the abyss before and just enough of us have decided to do the right thing. And as Lincoln said about our better angels, those better angels won't prevail unless we enlist ourselves in the cause to John beacham is the author of and there was light Abraham Lincoln and the American struggle thanks so much. Thank you, Steve.
The Left Will Never Stop Harassing Conservatives
"He was a Nazi. He was Hitler. He was Satan. He was a dictator. He was a racist. He was corrupt. He was a tool of the wealthy. The newspapers hated him. The entire comedy industry devoted itself to the singular task of mocking and discrediting him. His name, Richard Nixon. And Ronald Reagan, and George Bush, and George Bush again, and Donald Trump. And whoever comes after Trump. For almost as long as anyone can remember, leftists have reserved the right to dispense with reason and critiquing their political opponents. Relying instead on biased personal insults. This is always true for whoever carries the banner of leader of the Republican Party. Especially if that leader is also president. Sometimes these attacks work as they did during the administrations of Nixon and both bushes. And sometimes they become epic self owns. As was the case for Reagan and Trump, whose legacies of peace and prosperity seem now like some forgotten golden age of legend. It doesn't matter when this tactic fails. Just like it never matters when leftists fail at anything. In a matter of decades in the 20th century, they can spill more blood in the name of communism than the entire history of religious wars combined. And yet still criticize all religions for being divisive.
Mark Meckler Describes the Origins of the Tea Party Movement
"Ask you that kind of fill in some gaps for us? In terms of the last, what should we say? 7, 8 years. Because if you look at the Trump phenomena, if you look at America first, if you look at maga, either connections to Brexit, which are this rise of popular sentiment, representative government, many have said me included. That all of this was built on the ashes of the Tea Party movement. So will you wind the clock back for a mark and tell us what was the Tea Party movement? How was it born? What was the mission? And what happened to it? And then lastly, and I'll remind you of these if you can't keep them all in your head. What is the connective tissue? What's the overlap between today's America first and then your original Tea Party movement over to you? Yeah, so I think you bookended that perfectly. In other words, I do think that a maga movement America first is sort of the, it's the final act of the Tea Party movement. I don't think you get president Trump without the Tea Party movement. It's a long tail, so here's how it goes from my perspective. And in O 9, the Tea Party movement has launched. It's actually a response, not just to Obama, which it's partly to Obama, but it's the policies of the Bush administration beforehand. I know personally, one of the things that really turned me on politically to lit my fire is listening to George Bush say that he was abandoning free market principles to save the free market. And I thought, I'd never heard gibberish like that out of a president in the United States. You go into the Obama era, we get ObamaCare, and this is really where the Tea Party movement takes off. In 2010, you get the largest swing class in the history of Congress since 1938. I think there were 63 seats that changed hands. It was absolutely incredible. I thought personally everything would change at that point. I thought the message had been said and loud and clear to Washington. What we wanted was fiscal responsibility, a fidelity to the constitution and a preservation of free market economics. Those were the Tea Party hallmarks.
Joe Biden Is Going Full Dictator
"Joe Biden appears to be at least in his rhetoric going full dictator on a complete with the optics of dictatorship and all. Let's start with the image, which I'm sure you've seen, this is Biden kind of holding both his arms up, you know, very much fascist style. You have all kinds of imagery of Mussolini doing this. You have Adolf Hitler, one of Hitler's standard postures was not the two hand but the one handed fist where he'd be kind of putting his fist up here. And so Biden had a almost a blood red background and he had soldiers to marine standing on either side in a kind of creepy nocturnal imagery that was downright chilling downright scary, and even people who aren't all that political like the barstool guy, he's like, hey, I'm watching sports, I'm slipping the channels and I see Biden and he goes, I'm not even gonna talk about the content of his speech. I'm just talking about because the guy looks like Hitler. And then, of course, liberals were like, wait a minute, you know, George Bush posed with the military behind him. It's a completely different. If you look at the two pictures, George Bush is standing there and he's got he's got he's got marines behind him. It's a daytime address and the point is not that having the U.S. Military makes you a dictator. Of course not, aided, but it is the imagery of the fascist imagery of the blood red, the fists, and the military used in such a way that it's essentially a warning to you, warning to the citizens, look what look at the force I've got behind me.
Kurt Schlichter and Eric Discuss the Problem With Deep State RINOs
"I have to say, the cynicism of what we now know as rhinos, deep state rhinos, George Bush, the first and others. They were not interested in bringing these I mean, you have to realize these people themselves in their quiet way were anti American founders. When you think of George Bush senior and that ilk, they were not excited about liberty and Ben Franklin and George Washington, whatever they were excited about the status quo. And it is heartbreaking to me, frankly, it is heartbreaking to me to think that they had this kind of cowardly view that they were not really interested in paying the price necessary to bring the freedoms that we have to others around the world. We are where we are because of them. And I voted for some of them. Well, so did I and there are a bunch of votes I'd like to take back. But rarely has, I mean, go back to go back to Roman times, which I do in the book will be back the fall and rise of America. And you'll see what happens when you have a great power whose elite becomes so corrupt and inept. And unaccompanied. I mean, really, these are unaccomplished people. We are being ruled by people who really have never done it. I mean, look at Liz Cheney. Liz Cheney would be a annoying middle school librarian telling happy kids to use their inside voice and going home and drowning her sorrows on screw top Chardonnay from Trader Joe's every night. If her father hadn't hitched his wagon to the bushes.
Robert Wilkie and Sebastian Discuss the Treatment of Trump
"Lemon of CNN had this to say about the raid cut 7. For the record, for the record, let's just be very clear about this. So that people don't get it twisted. If no one's after going after anyone, no one's treating anyone in the Trump administration, especially Trump, any differently than they treated other presidents. And no other president has had as egregious behavior as that, okay? So Rudy Giuliani says, no matter what he says, this is not a fascist state. This is the United States of America. Being treated exactly the same as every other president, I'm trying to remember when Jimmy Carter, George Bush, was raided in their private home. I'm thinking of somebody who ran for president, she never made it, but that's the key. The key is the 18 top secret SCI SAP documents that were on Hillary Clinton's private unsecured server to which the then director of the FBI Jim Comey said, he finds no intent. Therefore, they will not prosecute. That's the Comey standard. And explain why there's no such application of intent and also why a dirt of the FBI doesn't make those decisions. Well, the FBI director does not make judicial decisions. Those are either made by a court or told what to do by the attorney general, who is the next to the president, the chief law enforcement officer in the country. Misses Clinton was able to not only keep those records. She destroyed government property, did so with abandon, and that's at the same time she and her husband walked out with about $40,000 worth of White House furniture.
Two-Tier Justice: The FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago
"Last question for you? The PR perception. You talk about their 30 people on the hill. I've talked to many of them just like you, you know, they sell the FBI and the sale of the DoJ. Is there anybody there that could give a look and say, hey, here's the mirror. The people are looking at you and seeing complete hypocrisy. You've got to get this straight because we need the FBI to be the FBI. Yeah, I mean, obviously it's got to be and it's got to start from the top, so it's got to be Chris wray, and he's got to inculcate that into the organization. And he's from outside looking in. He doesn't seem like he's accomplished that at all. I want to go back, Doug, and one other thing that we all should know is, you know, Bill Clinton took $300,000 worth of furniture out of The White House and moved it. You know, when he left The White House and who knows what documents there was a negotiation, obviously for that, that ended up being returned to plus years later. George Bush obviously, when he left The White House, there was an ongoing negotiation about his papers and documents and what was and what it wasn't a presidential record under the act. And I just, I see, you know, again, you talk about the two tiered system of justice. I see that there is an inconsistency here with how Donald Trump's being treated versus other presidents and it's quite frankly it's disgusting.
"george h w bush" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Senator, when you look at, you know, doing a deep dive into all of this breitbart reporting that there will be taxes on fuel, taxes on small businesses, taxes on medicine and a lot more. Is this accurate? What can we expect here? So yes, yes and yes. So this is the inflationary part of raising taxes. A third of the energy of inflation issue is because of energy. So they add taxes to fuel and they actually take away some tax benefits that small drilling companies made, and I won't bore you with the details, but I was born and raised in the oil patch and they are taking away some long honored write offs for like drilling costs. That type of thing. I do think that as we raise corporate taxes, those taxes are going to be passed on to the consumer. I think that when you raise corporate taxes, there is less money for reinvestment by the company and eventually it's going to be less labor wages as well and that's going to be more supply chain disruption. And as we know, when there's a lower supply, it's going to increase the price. So I think this is, again, this is absolutely an inflationary Bill. If you look at it from a common sense standpoint. So why are they doing this? I mean, they know what happened to George H. W. Bush, read my lips no new taxes. I mean, the Biden administration can't be stupid, so my question is, is this intentional? Do you think they're trying to take the economy? I don't think they care about the economy. I think they're more concerned about a carbon footprint than they are the environment or the economy. When I ask administration those types of questions, why does the economic impact of some of your policies and their answer is we don't care. We don't measure it. Just as long as the carbon footprint going down. And by the way, I'm in favor of leaving this world cleaner healthier and safer than we found it. I just want to use a common sense approach to it, but I don't think that they understand economics one O one. Again, they know how to spend money. That's all they think about. They wake up in the morning and they go to bed thinking, what can we spend money on? And then they make one decision that creates a crisis. And then they try to solve it with more inflationary spending. And it just is a domino, a compounding of errors. Why and we've gotten this question a lot over the past couple of days, senator, why is the IRS stocking up on weapons and ammo? What do they need that for? Todd, I have the same question. I don't have an answer. But I would point out that they doubled the number of IRS agents, doubled them, and that's going to disproportionately impact small businesses and small hardworking Americans. I guarantee you they're going to come after small businesses. A small person that's making 50, $80,000 a year to defend their IRS return is going to probably cost them two or $3000, a small business is going to spend 5, ten, $25,000 defending that return. Net net, I just don't see by the time they pay their IRS agents, why they have all this increased staffing, how they're going to net any money from this. It's it just turns into another tax, but I don't know why they are accumulating this weapon..
Gun Owners of America's Erich Pratt on Suing Gun Manufacturers
"From a gun owner perspective though, this to me is the is the not just what we talk about about private sale, but now this opening it up and liberalizing this discussion on suing the manufacturer not over defective parts, not over anything else, but the gun itself being used in a criminal act. We saw this on the House oversight committee just a couple of weeks ago. How concerned should we because if you start losing manufacturers? Then that's the way to go to a total gun free society. If that's what they're dream is. Exactly right. I mean, people should just ask themselves, do I like buying new firearms? If all the gun manufacturers have been driven out of business. Now right now, in 2006, president George Bush signed legislation protecting gun makers from exactly what you're talking about. Not from liability if the gun malfunctions and explodes in your face. No, the gun manufacturers liable. But this is protects them from liability if the gun is working as it should. It's just that a bad guy took it and used it to commit murder. Okay, so that's what and you laid out the case, you know? We don't do this with Ford or any of the other car manufacturers, right? The car is working fine. Somebody uses it to drive through a parade. You don't hold the car manufacturer accountable. So this is very, very serious because the anti gun Democrats are talking about repealing that law. The reason that law was passed is because they were the left was bringing dozens, scores of court cases, frivolous court cases against the manufacturers, and even if they lost, it still forced the gun manufacturers to pay thousands or hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars defending themselves. You know, so even if they stay in business, the items that you love to purchase, the new products, the new firearms, they're going to cost a lot more.
"george h w bush" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"So what has done to remember about that first rock for choice concert? So at the first rock for choice concert, a ton of people were just dying to get into this show. I mean, this was the prime time to see Nirvana hole and L 7, right? God, the first show was, it was triumphant, you know? It was like people really wanted to get in, but it was a benefit. I remember outside the venue, don't eat a sparks ran into Sofia Coppola. She was dating the basis of the band Red Cross. And they were like, hey, hey, don't eat it. We want to get into the show. And we were like, hey, cool. You guys can get, can you do voter registration? They said yes. And so apparently they sat in the lobby during the show. And signed up a bunch of people to vote. That's really awesome. So what other bands ended up joining Rockford choice? Like how big did that movement get? It is a really funny hodgepodge of bands. You had bands like bikini kill. They're like a feminist punk staple in any record collection. You had radio rock bands like Rage Against the Machine signed on, Pearl Jam, then band started contacting us, and it was really great. We had no lack of bands. And then later on, you had like Beastie Boys, corn, no doubt, primus, like Rob Zombie, all these all these bands. Yeah. Corn, damn. I know, right? How long did the shows go for? And what do you think ultimately was impact of rock for choice? So rock for choice continued until 2004 and its legacy really stressed the importance of not just like educating people on abortion. They rallied for people to vote. It's a very small thing, but we started doing these concerts. And you know, Bill Clinton got elected in 92, which was huge, you know? Yeah, I think. After the first few rock for choice concerts, Bill Clinton was elected. And this broke the more than a decade of Republican rule in The White House in the 80s, you had Ronald Reagan, followed by George H. W. Bush. So Bill Clinton cut through that and signed a series of laws that helps bring back some of the ground that was lost in the Republican era. With abortion rights. I think we could have made an ever so slight dent with just, you know, letting young rock people know that it's okay to give a shit that it's cool to give a shit.
If Not for Donald Trump, Roe v. Wade Would Still Be Intact
"John zamira. You were just making the point, which I've made in the past. If it were not for Donald Trump, roe V wade would have not been overturned. If it were not for Donald Trump, Kavanaugh would not have made it through, the nonsense, the evil lies that they put up against him. He would have been forced to withdraw his nomination even though these were totally unsupported lies. They would have said, well, it's the good of the country. That's what the Republican establishment, the rhinos, the so called moderates. That's what they exist for. They are surrender buckets. It is their job when the Democrats start cheating at basketball to lose gracefully to the globe products, like the Washington generals used to. It is the job of Republicans like George Bush and McCain and Romney and Adam kinzinger and Liz Cheney. Their job is to turn over our institutions and our power and our wealth in our country to our enemies in a gracious way. They are the Vichy government that Hitler put in charge of France. They are there to pretend to represent us and pretend to protect us while in fact enforcing the Nazis will on us and making us feel like they're on our side.
"george h w bush" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Who were involved in the clinic blockade movement are the ones today who see themselves as abolitionists under calling for the punishment of women. Take us back to a time when the Republican establishment didn't care much about abortion. Well, the most striking time really was during the late 80s and early 90s, you had Lee atwater, who was the famous sort of hatchet man for George H. W. Bush, declaring that the Republican Party was a big tent, encouraging the formation of Republicans for choice. Internally in The White House, George H. W. Bush was writing his aides. And they were writing him that it would be a disaster for Bush if roe were overturned because it would put him in the position of having to support fetal rights, which Bush saw as a political loser. There was a time, I think, really quite some time when Republicans wondered if aligning with the anti abortion movement, and particularly doing things that actually helped the anti abortion movement was hurting the party politically. And so there were times when you saw Republican leaders trying to have it both ways really kind of courting anti abortion voters, but doing as little as possible to actually please them. So as to potentially not alienate other voting blocks. The anti abortion movement tried several strategies to get a better foothold within the party. What are some of the strategies that didn't quite work? Well, I think that the movement had held out the idea that being pro life as the movement put it was good politics because many voters were pro life. So in the 80s there had been just the formation of pro life packs or political action committees, there were get out the vote campaigns, but I think there was a general feeling within the movement that if Republicans were in office, first the thought was there would be a constitutional amendment banning abortion. And then that didn't work. So the thought was, if Republicans are in office, they'll nominate good people to the Supreme Court, and they'll vote to confirm them. But then 1992 rolled around and you had 6 Supreme Court Justices nominated by Republicans and nevertheless, the court did not overturn roe. So that left abortion opponents with a couple of conclusions. They realized it wasn't enough to get regular people to care about the Supreme Court, which had been one of the movements great accomplishes to that point..
"george h w bush" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"That's number one. On the fiscal side, Biden is introduced. He hasn't pulled it back. He's introduced the biggest spending bill in mankind's history. And you might say, well, what does that mean? It's a massive increase over the prior year. So he's not going to cut back even on the increases that he's proposing. So when it comes to the fiscal side, the fiscal side continues to be akin to a Hunter Biden. Hooked on crack. Except this time it's his father. Hooked on. Spending like a drunken Marxist. As I've said before, Reagan took the opposite tax slash taxes. Attempted to slash spending, but held back as much as he could on the spending. Given that Congress never stops and then so much of the budget now is automatic. But he did those things. So the people wouldn't suffer, and so on the fiscal side, there would be growth, maybe not as much as he wanted While interest rates are going up so that still be liquidity in the system. In the private sector, less for the government sector. And as a result of that, with Volker at the helm, interest rates came down and the GDP went through the roof. We actually had a quarter where it was almost 8%. And that economic growth and the growth and employment was so massive it went through the George H W Bush presidency right into the Clinton presidency for which Clint, of course, took credit. But it was massive. Massive. The economy grew 25% in 8 years. Under Reagan. 25%. Last
Jim Jordan Pens Letter to Bennie Thompson Ahead of Jan. 6 Hearing
"Jim Jordan a great patriot Sent a letter To many Thompson The chairman of this rogue operation Who tried to prevent George Bush from being seated as president and then Donald Trump the irony We've never had a committee of Congress subpoena members of the opposite party Obviously we're going to places now because of the totalitarian mindset of Nancy Pelosi and her thugs In the letters a long letter it's a comprehensive letter It's an important letter for the record And I don't have time to read all of it to you but I have read it all to myself And among other things he objects to and I quote how the select committee was only targeting Republican members for testimony And did not sought testimony from any Democrat members with responsibility for oversight of the security of the capital complex That's why if you watch this tonight you're really betraying yourself There's a Democrat DNC effectively paid for with your tax dollars piece of propaganda crack
Remember, a Candidate Has Every Right to Challenge an Election Process
"A candidate including the sitting president of the United States has every right Every right To challenge an election process and not just in court There is absolutely nothing in the United States Constitution that gives judicial review To state courts over the election process now they've assumed that authority in many respects it's a political process It's what it is Say constitutional granted political process If a president wants legal advice because he believes he has enough information to suggest fraud or the changing of laws and violation of the federal constitution so forth He is every right to fight that Al Gore fought the election in 2000 he went to the courts Many members of his party during the county process objected to George Bush being president of the United States Now this is going to be a critically important point
John Zmirak and Eric Reflect on the Iraq Invasion
"There are certain things you can't make up. I mean, I want to frame this again for people who aren't paying attention because maybe they're not, they're not tracking, I was for the Iraq invasion back when. You were against it. And I remember talking to you and not understanding, I thought, aren't all conservatives for this isn't Saddam Hussein, a monster. And by the way, of course, he was a truly evil monster. There's no doubt about that. But it didn't occur to me at the time that there are reasons not to attack Saddam Hussein and so on and so forth. So I was for it. All these years later, thanks to not just John's mirac, but Donald Trump, we have had a reevaluation. And I think that people now realize not only was it wrong, but it was a disaster on many levels. And then we start understanding that all the people who got us into the many messages in which we are today also got us into the mess of the Iraq War. It's the neocons. It's not magga people. It's not people who want to put America first. It's globalists. It is really tremendously wicked. And so here you have George Bush, do the ultimate Freudian slips of all time. So wonderful. It's the sort of thing that Will Ferrell would make up on SNL or something. But no, no, this actually happened. It's so great. I mean, the underlying reality is grotesque. We are, we killed between 507 100,000 civilians in our invasion of Iraq, which was based on false intelligence and made up junk intelligence that the neocons were shoving past the FBI and putting straight into The White House. There were hundreds of experts saying there are no weapons of mass destruction. The UN inspector said there are no weapons of mass destruction. Nobody had any real evidence of weapons of mass distraction. Colin Powell gets goes in front of the UN with doctored photos that don't represent what he says they are. Condoleezza Rice says, we don't want the next smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud in Manhattan. They use our trauma over 9 11 to make us think that Saddam Hussein is building nukes and is going to smuggle them into America. They make us think he was involved in 9 11, which he wasn't. They make us think he was getting uranium, which he couldn't. I mean, it was just this for rago of lies. And I guess Eric, you're a nicer person, maybe because you grew up in Connecticut, you didn't think your own political leaders of your own party were lying to you to get back. No, of course I
"george h w bush" Discussed on This American President
"For over 40 years the United States organized a massive effort to contain an expansive totalitarian communist government, the Soviet Union. Throughout that time, the world lived under the specter of nuclear annihilation. But by the end of the 1980s, the world was changing in profound and unexpected ways. The Soviet Union did not seem to be the same menacing presence it once was. Its leader Mikhail Gorbachev was opening up Soviet society, introducing new freedoms never known in that country. Soviet nations in Eastern Europe began asserting their independence. In China, a growing number of students began demanding a greater respect for their rights. Many in the west looked around the world with a sense of optimism, not known since the end of World War II. It was in this setting that George H. W. Bush took the oath of office as the 41st president of the United States. In this speech, his inaugural address notice how he articulates his hopes for a new world. One in which freedom would flourish and tyranny would be a thing of the past. Some may view bush's words as signs of naivete, especially when we think of the persistence of tyranny well past his presidency. While this may be a valid claim, bush's optimism is a window into the monumental changes that were occurring as the 1980s came to a close. Although George Bush was not known for his rhetorical excellence. He was able to convey a hopeful vision for a world.
Conservatives Aren't Good at Holding Conservative Leaders Accountable
"What's fascinating to me is how those of us who would describe ourselves as conservatives typically don't hold our leaders accountable to conservative principles. In other words, George Bush, in many ways, was not much of a conservative. And we let him get away with that at the time. And so that's shame on us. Because honestly, the more time passes, the older you get, the more clear it is, that you can never let this go. You can never let this go. You have to, we have to make the case for these conservative principles. And you know, I don't even want the word conservative. These are foundational American principles. This is the founder's vision of small government of genuine liberty. I talk a lot about this about how we have ceased to really teach what that is. And as you see, to teach what that is, it's much easier to drift, which is why we've been
"george h w bush" Discussed on This American President
"President George H. W. Bush had seen it all. He was a war hero, a public servant, and, of course, a president. He was arguably the central figure in one of America's great political dynasties. But who was he beneath the public image? Who are the figures that had the biggest influence on his life? In this episode, we will explore the answer to these questions with Jay Randy Tara barelli. Author of grace and steel, the women of the bush dynasty. So thank you for being on our podcast on this episode. You've.
President Biden Responds to SCOTUS Leak
"Let's go to Joe Biden, cut number 5 in The White House. Change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can't be in classrooms with other children. Is that legit under the way that the decisions are written? What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this mega crowd is really the most extreme political organization that's existed in American history. In recent American history. Let's just unpack that. First of all, put aside the Ku Klux Klan, put aside the Nazi sympathizers, put aside the John birch society, put aside antifa, put aside the January 6 protester, the maga kraut. In reference to the Supreme Court decision by 5 justices, three of whom were nominated by president Trump, all of whom were distinguished jurists long before president Trump came down the escalator as candidate Trump. And of course, the chief justice and clarence Thomas had been on the court for a very long time in justice Alito was a George Bush appointee as well. W Bush appointee. And I'd be sure that that HW Bush, let me George W. Bush appointee. And I'm just here to he came up after Harriet Meyers with withdrawn. So it's cheap justice Roberts than justice Alito. I'm just sure to tell you, the uniter in chief, that's just not true. This is such an over the top comment that, again, it's like the Pope saying NATO is responsible for invading Russia. Maga is the most extreme. And by the way, LGBTQ children, I understand some children so identify, I also understand that no teacher in America would ever separate them and they also understand that that would fail rational basis review. It is the reddest of herrings I have ever heard. It's the stupidest thing I've actually ever heard Joe Biden say.
"george h w bush" Discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"Worse. Listen, I hate to be on air and just be a fuddy duddy, a negative Nelly, but I also want to be truthful with you because I want those of you in this listening audience to prepare in the best way you know how, not everyone's rich, I get that, but any way that you can prepare whether that's buying extra food, whether that's paying down debt, don't go into do not do not use this time to go to go into debt. I mean, just insane. Your dollar just isn't worth as much. Now, during the Reagan administration, they fought Reagan fought inflation. He beat inflation. But that was, he had to slow spending, interest rates had to rise. The Treasury Department has been doing that incrementally. Things are going to get tougher, but the reason why that gentleman, I believe it was Indiana may have been out of a job because there was so much damage done to the economy under Jimmy Carter and then you had Reagan that came in to fix it and things were very hard and very difficult and in his first term, reaganomics started to take off his policies started to take off. George H. W. Bush, George senior experienced that with his presidency, he made a huge mistake when he said read my lips, no new taxes. And then I mean, he just, he hurt himself. He said that he raised taxes. He hurt himself, but steal. American prosperity was going strong, you get Clinton in office Clinton rides that wave, gets credit for it. There is some things that he did that were actually decent like welfare reform when Clinton did welfare reform and he set the era of big government was over. Believe it or not, blacks started to thrive then. Isn't that funny? How that works. Because the blacks figure out just like every other American that when they're not giving a handout, guess what has to happen. I gotta get my butt to work. And that's exactly what happened. Black businesses started to flourish. Now, obviously, he needed the Republican Congress to put them in.
Revisiting President Bush's 2005 soTU Speech
"Me conclude our time by talking about the horribleness animals. Horribly, and is 2005. And that is the year of George W. Bush beginning his State of the Union. This isn't in the book, but I just want your reaction to it. Mister speaker, vice president Cheney members of Congress, fellow citizens, as a new Congress gathers, all of us in the elected branches of government share great privilege. We've been placed in office by the votes of people we serve. And tonight, that is a privilege we share with the newly elected leaders of Afghanistan, the Palestinian territories, Ukraine, and a free and sovereign Iraq. Your reaction to how George Bush began 2005 before I tell you the rest of it, Matt. Well, and even before that State of the Union was his second inaugural, where he proclaimed that the policy of the United States would seek the end of tyranny in our world. He began it with huge ambitions here. He was going not only to pursue the freedom agenda globally, but he was also going to introduce national accounts into social security. He was going to warrant immigration. And those grand ambitions, I think that nemesis pretty quickly after that State of the Union address.
How Is the Obama Administration So Insulated From Media Scrutiny?
"We saw coming out of the Patriot Act, as you said, that first few years of W's and George Bush's administration into the Obama administration. You know, one of the things that I think is so underreported is Obama administration and we're transitioning this into a little bit later, was so, oh, we're going to get along with the world. We're using this. They were one of the heaviest users of drones and I mean, I mean, how do they how does the Obama administration continue to be so insulated from scrutiny from the mainstream media, even after he's been out of office now for so long? It's a mindset. Listen, I remember the summer of 2008 like it was yesterday and the media was cheering on Barack Obama. There was no chance for John McCain to win that election because the media had fallen in love with the idea that the first black president was going to be elected and then he had this great new liberal progressive agenda that would take us away from the policies of George W. Bush and the wars. In fact, Obama sustained those wars continuously, continued to exercise in some cases, extend the powers of the Patriot Act and became a regular consumer of information that had been unmasked and in fact the unmasking requests under Obama went way up. So did the violations of civil liberties. That's one of the most important things in November of 2016 as Barack Obama is about to head out the door. He drops on the fisa court. Oh, we forgot to tell you about 5 years worth of violation. Sorry about that judge. And they drop all of these violations as they're going out of the door so they wouldn't get in trouble. If the Trump administration came to the court, 5 years of just chronic violations of American civil liberties, they had less regard for civil liberties than the Bush administration. The record in the fisa court is now ultimately clear about that.
Trump: 'Nobody Was Ever Tougher on Russia Than Me'
"Way, this could lead to World War three. I see what's happening. Because if you think Putin is going to stop, it's going to get worse and worse. He's not going to accept it. And we don't have anybody to talk to him. You had somebody to talk to him with me. Nobody was ever tougher on Russia than me. I'm the one that stopped the pipeline. I haven't stopped. I'm the one that put all the sanctions on. And I'm the one that he didn't attack during our administration. Everyone's asking about that now, even the radical left reporters up there. The only president this century not to witness Russia invade a neighbor that was, of course, president Trump this weekend in South Carolina. What has happened in the last few days? What will happen in the next few weeks to come? Let's talk to somebody who is more qualified than most to talk about it. He is my rabbi at Salem. He is Dennis prager, the founder of prager university, most recently the author of the rational pass over Haggadah, Dennis. Welcome back to America first. Great to be with you. That was a powerful excerpt. One did he just say that a rally Saturday night Saturday night? Yeah, Saturday night. And it was quite the rally. It was 25°. It was freezing. He only spoke for 45 minutes to shocked everybody, but I think he didn't want anybody to catch pneumonia. But he stated this three weeks ago at cpac, the only president to not have Russia invade under his watch under George Bush it was Georgia under Obama it was Crimea and now again we are
"george h w bush" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"And that's a really scary thought. But if I tell you, oh my gosh, it was the government did an LBJ did and they were empowered with this one and this one, the CIA, and there was a whole group now it seems like it's so much harder to disrupt us. So between those two things, which is the safer thing for believers to want to believe. The idea that it takes a lot of disrupt us or just one person. And so people want to believe the most complex convoluted thing because they want the world to work in a way that makes them right. And I think there is a psychology of America revealed. So we know that there's always going to be a fringe group that believes in ridiculousness. You know, again, we have people who believe that the earth is flat, for example. So let's take them out of the equation. Let's talk about sort of the middle people, right? The people in the middle of the road because secret societies are real, except that we've heard of them. So I think of the order of the skull and bones, right? This is a real secret society that does in fact exist, but then we compare that to another famous secret society like the Illuminati. That one doesn't exist. So if you're a reasonable person trying to evaluate this data, you can't just hear, oh, secret societies are BS. That doesn't exist because you've got one that's real and one that's fake, but they're disgust everywhere like they're both the same. What we do is we want to make we want to lump everything together and here come the freemasons and here comes skull and bones. And here comes an Illuminati. And any group of people that are doing something that we don't know are all twirling their mustache and stroking their cat and taking over the world. What we don't want to stop and do because we're such a short attention span society to stop and say, okay, one by one, let's go. Okay? I know friends who are in skull and bones. I have a friend who went to Yale and he was like, yeah, there are fraternity. They're like, they have a lot of history, but they're not taken over the world. But you can look at who their people are. You can look and see what presidents were in there. I remember I was actually having lunch. I'll never forget what George H. W. Bush. And I remember he said to me at the time, he's like, can you do me a favor? Because you saw that we were trying to debunk all these conspiracy theories. It's hard work because there's so much nonsense out there to get through. And he said to me, like dead serious, but also kind of partially joking like, can you tell him to stop believing that I have, I forget it was like, there's some Native Americans head that people on the Internet soft has had himself. He's like, can you tell him I don't have it or whatever it was? This is a former president of the United States saying like, why do people think I'm involved in this nonsense? And like laughing at it like this is a joke like I carry around a human head somewhere. And if a president, what hope does a regular person have, and I remember I was in a cab once with a cab driver. And we were talking about some issue in the news and he was telling me like, oh, this president is secretly sold out to so and so I said, okay, let's just break down what you said. To have what you just said happen. It means the president of the United States has to be bought by this person and then those people have to keep this secret and all the people that control that have to keep it secret. And I said, do you think that logically, does that seem real to you? And when I finally broke it all down and said, all those things can they all realistically happen? Nobody said to me, he said, I'll never forget he paused and he was like, sometimes just hard to know what's true. I knew in that moment we were screwed as a society. Because it is so hard to separate that secret society like the Illuminati from the others. Now, break it down and you do a little research. Sure, you can see a pretty quickly what has proof and what doesn't. But no one wants to take that time. It's much more fun to tell a ghost story. So let's talk about that for a moment because I agree. I love ghost stories. It's one of the greatest things about fiction. You can go to places that it just doesn't exist in the real world. Do you use some of this psychology of people wanting to believe these things to craft your novels to give people that escape? Is your understanding of our desire for this to be true? What makes you such a good author? I know one thing over these years and that is I'm not that special. And if I find something kooky crazy out there to be fascinated and worth digging into, I know I'm not that special. There are other people who want to find it. So as a perfect example, I found a couple of years ago about four years ago. I was doing information about mount weather and high point is called, which is the place where when Dick Cheney and 9 11 happened where.
"george h w bush" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So talk to us about Reagan. Sure. I do want to mention Coolidge because you like Coolidge. My fourth best president, Washington Lincoln, Reagan, Coolidge, Trump, and Trump is not for only because he's so far only served one term. He serves two terms. He'll be moved up to number four position. But the reason Coolidge didn't make the book is that first of all, Harding did a lot of the heavy lifting when he came in. He dramatically scaled down the size of government, got rid of a lot of these agencies, cut a lot of government personnel, ended government owned and run railroads and shipbuilding. So Coolidge in a lot of ways posted on Harding's already very good record. He didn't need to do a lot when he came in. So after Kennedy's death, there was a major transformation in the swamp. And it was this. The administrative agencies, the bureaucracy, had previously been more or less regulated by Congress. It was Congress's authority to oversee them. And in the late 60s, under Johnson, early 70s under Nixon, the Congress stopped doing that. And they basically handed off that authority to the courts. And the problem there was that the courts were more or less lazy and they said, well, if Congress authorized this agency, this bureaucracy, Congress must know what it's doing. So we will let the agency or bureaucracy kind of define itself in its own rules and its own regulations, which of course is a disaster. I mean, you're letting the people who are supposed to be regulated, regulate themselves. And so that's when it really started to get out of the control of either Congress or president or the courts. And it's been almost impossible to rein in. And Reagan tried his best. I will say he did philosophically do the best job in the modern era till Trump of framing government as a problem. He was very good at messaging that. I wouldn't say that he was technically as effective as we would have liked, far better than George H. W. Bush, HW Bush loved the era of big government and unelected bureaucracies. He ran the CIA for goodness sake. For years. So he knows all about that. But unfortunately, you know, Reagan, he lost plenty of battles, even though he won some especially towards the later years in his presidency. And then finally, Trump, so you have a PhD you're supposed to hate Trump. Why would you put him on your list, presidency.
"george h w bush" Discussed on KGO 810
"1988. This is the end of the Reagan era. George H. W. Bush George SR is about to run for president for the first time in 1988. He's the heir apparent and plump sets out. A zip the challenge George H. W. Bush. Any even goes Penny. You're backing out. I'm totally out of time. But crank. It's been a delight. Thank you. So much for joining us General Public and senators and meeting with President Biden in the Oval Office. They're presenting their $618 billion counterproposal to the president's nearly $2 trillion American rescue plan. We saw this as a good faith proposal. They put forward good faith effort to have a discussion. The president's inviting them here and good faith on we will see where it goes from here. Press Secretary John sake, describing the meeting as an exchange of ideas. January was the deadliest month for the U. S in the Corona virus Pandemic. And ABC News Analysis of data compiled by the covert tracking project says there were approximately Four times the number of reported covert 19 fatalities than any other month. From June to October of last year. Ah major winter Storm continues to pummel the Northeast over a foot has fallen in New York's Central Park, Andy and blustery, but It's good what they experience it. If the dog's air for it, I'm for it. Governors across the region are urging people not to travel Daria Alvin your ABC News KGO.
"george h w bush" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Agreed with so much of the policies and so many of the things that he was doing that I thought were good. But I can't sign myself up for some of the things that he said in the way that he did them and so on, and I'm the one that voted for him twice and I'm a supporter, so it's a two way street. He has to change some of the things he does and the way he does them, and the Republican Party does have to recognize he did accomplish a lot for conservatism in his presidency, if they can reconcile that he's going to be very Harold helpful. If they can't, we're going to see Ross Perot all over again on, you know it was that great, big sucking sound it was. You know, when all the jobs we're gonna go to Mexico, which, by the way, Ross Perot was right about Ross Perot was not wrong and some of the things, he said, But what ended up happening was the division of the Republican Party. Because George H. W. Bush made a promise. Read my lips, no new taxes. It infuriated people so much. Ross Perot ended up becoming a third party candidate, and Bill Clinton became the president of the United States for all the people that talked about Bill Clinton and believing looking back that he was carried into Washington, D. C is a hero. He wasn't not many people thought he was up for the job at the very beginning. But he won the presidency because Ross Perot siphoned off enough votes. People were angry that George Bush went out back on his promise off no new taxes, and you want to see a division where it was enough where the other side wins by default. Look no further than that, And that's what we're in for in two years. If there's not some reconciliation that I do believe coming up in a moment, President Biden and immigration You just heard Steve talk about it. We are going to address this a little bit more, because this is a very, very important issue for Arizona. But I'm going to talk about specifically what's happening in the southern border, and it has nothing to do with xenophobia. It has everything to do with crime and predator behavior against real human beings going to do it in just a moment. You know, trading wealth when you want to get to retirement, and you think about things I'm I'm 53. I can't make mistakes right now, if I least not the same kind of mistakes I could make when I was 23 or 33. So for me when I make a plan with trade and wealth, it's going to be different than when you make a plan with trading wealth. Now they're fiduciaries, which means they're bound by law to put your needs first. They don't work on those commissions. When you hear people that are working that way, they're not motivated to do what's best for you. They are a trading wealth is a matter of fact. If you are in the financial world, and you're looking to make a change their hiring as good as they are for other people, they can help you with a brand new career, and you could help other people the same way they've been helping people for years..
"george h w bush" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Of American renewal has begun. To renew America. We must be bold. We must do what no generation has had to do before. We must invest more in our own people in their jobs and in their future and at the same time cut our massive debt And we must do so in a world in which we must compete for every opportunity. It will not be easy. It will require sacrifice, but Can be done and don fairly not choosing sacrifice for its own sake. But for our own sake, let's start with John this time. What did what did you hear? In that speech versus what the Clinton presidency was like? Well, uh, it pretty much fits with how his presidency turned out, and in terms of of the economic success, is it It's interesting in that two years later. Uh, he was facing a Republican house and Republican Senate that had, uh, run on a set platform. Uh, nation made a congressional midterm election a nationwide election, and Clinton had to contend with that Republican Congress for the next six years and, uh and and and had a in economic terms of a successful presidency. And maybe that's uh The divided government was part of the part of the reason for that. And ultimately, of course, impeachment started. Perry your thoughts about what you heard, but the era of dead of deadlock is over. And also his concern about the debt. It's interesting, as John said, It certainly wasn't over on D A couple of years later, it would, it would only get more entrenched. And one might argue that the revolution of 90 94 led by bagging Bridge heart into sort of a new era of records, pardon partisanship that we're still living with Andre. So it wasn't present in that way, although, of course he did oversee was able to oversee a bus. Drop economy on Nation will look like what his White House will look like in terms of trying to appeal to all sides of the party. And, you know, I will say to that. What's striking about the language is his use of renewal. I think he even starts to speech talking about how you know it's a cold Winter day, but we're we're starting to see this friends the renewal of spring and you know it was in a way that was really a tone commentary on about the tone of the moment, he offered a really beautiful tribute to president George H. W. Bush who, of course you know, give a lifetime of service to the country. And he also was hearing the page to a new generation his own generation. And you know the first baby boomer president, and you know, you see it even more later in 1987. In his second inaugural address, which was the first one I attended in person, and I was a senior in high school and you're struck by the moment that he is speaking, you know, of course throughout his presidency, but especially if that second inaugural where you know we've got the Internet is getting bigger, You know, younger generation coming up more aware of technology and its role, and President Clinton, trying to play figure out what role America has In sort of leading this revolution, you know, building a bridge to the 21st century became his catchphrase. And so he really did take office and lied in a time. That was pivotal, not just for America, but for the world in terms of where we were going hang in 20th century and give him credit for setting that right tone and talking about the importance of his aspiration of putting an era of deadlock and division behind us. Who knows what Who knows what he whether he thought the chances of that work Work were greater small, but at least it's a test. We have to credit him for wanting to get past it. So we're gonna go next to the new Millennium George W. Bush 20 years ago. Hard to believe that was 20 years already, But here he is. On January 1st of 20, January 20th of 22,000 and one And I want to play this clip. And then I'm going to ask if our director can then move right into his second inaugural because, of course, the first one took place before anyone had conceived of 9 11 and I wanna have Have you compared the tones and the two speeches just four years apart. So let's listen to George W. Bush's first inaugural, and then we'll take a break and come back and listen to his second inaugural. The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history yet common in our country with a simple oath. We affirm old traditions and make new beginnings..
"george h w bush" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Turns out to be a perfect foil for Bill Clinton. Here is all Bill Clinton. He's your buddy. He's just I'm just trying to make things better for everybody over here and here's new Gingrich and who was, you know, fighting over where he wrote in the Air Force one and all of this stuff in the history, Onyx and these things, and he was a perfect foil for Clinton got Clinton back on the good foot. And set it up for 1996 where, Of course he drew. I don't want to, say the worst Republican nominee of the 20th century. I mean, Bob Dole. Good A good man, a war hero and all of that stuff, but Wolf, not a good presidential candidate. Meanwhile, Bob Dole, there's a long history in the Republican Party. Of nominating the next guy whose turn it is on way Republicans have done that did that for years where, uh, you know, George H. W. Bush almost beats Reagan and 1980. He becomes his vice president. He pays his dues. And then it's his turn. Bob Dole almost beat George H. W. Bush and 1988. So he's on deck for 1996. And the problem was that you know, turns out In retrospect, there was a lot of unfair. Something about how about those two old couldn't fulfill his term? You know, the guy just kept on ticking long in a decade after you know, he left. He would have been finished his second term. The guy was a tough old s. O. B. And if you know the story of Bob Dole in World War two, you should have known that But man did. He just seemed out of tempo with the Times. By the time Election Night happened, Mara.
"george h w bush" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Perceptions of his presidency were great after the Go for it. And then I think they perception of him was that he was out of touch. There was a famous moment when he went into a supermarket on the campaign trail, and he looked at the supermarket scanner. Yes, believe it or not, There was a time when those were new and unusual, and he didn't know what itwas so it made him seem kind of out of touch with ordinary people. And, of course he was running against. The best retail politician of his generation. Bill Clinton, who not only knew what a supermarket scanner was, but probably could tell you the price of every single staple in that grocery store. Your heart just goes out to George H. W. Bush because Not only did he get very unfair treatment the you know the grocery scanner story was big news in all of that stuff, but also the fact that voters are fickle and there was like, OK, what have you done for me Lately? It's been six months since you rescued the globe from chaos. I'm done with you, Bro George H. W. Bush when he was president. He didn't show, he told That's why he like there's another example, where George W. Bush literally read his stage direction because someone had told him that the message you have to convey is I care, and he wrote down message I care. And then he said it out loud, like message. I care rather than showing that he cares showing that he was empathetic. Whatever message Care. Paro.
"george h w bush" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Democrats love impeachment. In case you couldn't tell. They have wanted to impeach pretty much every Republican president since Ronald Reagan. And yes, they want to do impeach Ronald Reagan over Iran Contra. In fact, George H. W. Bush was the only president for which there was no serious talk. Of impeachment. George W. Bush faced not only talk of impeachment but going before the hag on war crimes charges. For what American military members did in the Iraq war. This is serious talk from serious people, Ladies and gentlemen. But Donald Trump is now the only president to be impeached twice both for very serious reasons. Again from very serious people. I mean, just listen to them. Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House, have the duty to our oath to do all we constitutionally can to protect our nation and our democracy from the appetites and ambitions. The man who are self evident, Lee demonstrated that he is a vital threat. Celebrity to self government and to the rule of law. Well, yes, but couldn't you have said the exact same thing about the actual crimes committed by President Bill Clinton in 1998. Nancy Pelosi, then was singing of radically different tune before it on an impeachment. Is Very serious. I think it has traumatic impact on the confidence that the American people have in government that the world has in our president and that we're setting a precedent. That we and I believe that we shouldn't be frivolous and how we go forward and punishing a president whose politics we don't approve of. Now I wonder what 1998 Nancy Pelosi would think about an impeachment trial of a president who has already left office. Impeaching a president ah, week before his term ends, just for the sake of impeaching him a second time. Wonder what she would have thought. Well, you know what Pelosi is? Pelosi? I I firmly believe that Chuck Schumer is the most serious Democrat. When it comes to serious things such as impeach. We don't need a lengthy debate..
"george h w bush" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"He got a gift on last week or this week, with the Senate now going to the Democrats. So he's going to have Democrats in the Senate. Democrats in the House help push forward that agenda, but I think my role remains the same. Is he doing? What he said he was going to do And if he isn't why not? One more question for you, Charles best before we get the break and after big when asked the question, I ask every Friday for him. Guess what do you know that we don't know? All right, so we are going to have the new president's and certainly the coverage of that is gonna be amazing. And It's gonna be a different you just talked about the difference between the two men. But looking back at previous administrations who have left office, the George H. W. Bush or Bill Clinton or other presidents, the media has tend to have tended to leave them alone. Do you see that as a journalist? You think that would be consistent? When will we see the president's current president, Donald Donald Trump being left alone for the most part, or even does he want that? I'm guessing that Yeah. Are you asking about Will they leave President Trump alone? Yeah, well, they still cover him in the matter that we've typically done in the past with ex presidents or former presidents. They've kind of moved on. And the other thing I think with ex president so they like to sort of leave and go. They themselves want to go away. You know, they want to sort of Disengaged from those four years or eight years that they have been the subject of all everything you know that happens. 24 7 the morning and wake up the morning is that from the moment you go to bed And I don't. I don't know if President Trump is going to be. He hasn't been a traditional president, so I don't think he's going to be a traditional ex president. Yes, one of the best way to say it. I will take a quick break. We'll wrap it up with the big question. What do you know that we don't know. Charles Benson, reporter anchor for TMJ four news. One of our partners here at Radio City. We share the space so we'll get the Charles and a lot more after the break Right here. Wtmj. Charles Benson, our guest on the Friday form reporter and anchor for TMJ. Four news..