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George W Bush Reveals Himself as He Equates Jan 6 With 9/11
"I really knew. Extreme w we hardly knew because so many of us really know what we're getting when we voted for and supported george w bush revealed his true self to listen and for that. We need to be grateful. We needed to be thankful that the picture of dorian gray has come out of the closet with the separating pus and the dripping is and the fangs when george w bush are you body are you body shaming dorian gray no your character shaming george bush. That's right of course that's a few ask. It's like trying to get a chimpanzee embarrassed. But i i am attempting to shame if there is if there is a human art left inside the shell. That is george w bush. There's a single flicker of humanity. I would like to summit so that i can shame it into repentance. We'll look for first of all john. We always were. Both of us are too clever by half. You're too clever by three quarters. What we need to do is very clearly. Lay out what he said the other day so the audience because a lot of people will not have heard this ladies and gentlemen. I tweeted about this. This is shocking. This is disturbing. It's actually sickening and john. Tell my audience What they've won at the service in pennsylvania for the flight ninety three passengers who took down a plane that was headed for the us capitol or the white house. These ordinary americans knew there were throwing their lives away. They charge the cockpit and brought that plane down they brought down the terrorists. George bush's administration officials had led into this country. And george bush. An fbi had failed to stop at a service for these brave american shanksville pennsylvania. That's right george. Bush gets up there and condemns the january six protesters who who were pit protesting peacefully ninety nine point nine nine percent of them protesting peacefully to make sure they're american votes. Were counted in american election. He condemned them. He equated them to the hijackers who brought down the planes on nine eleven and flew them into buildings trying to murder. Tens of thousands of americans. George w bush equated them as extremists who were intolerant and not supportive of
"george w bush administration" Discussed on The Strategerist
"To not only save lies but change the course of the epidemic so that the future future for the world could be imagined as age as AIDS free today she is ambassador at large and serves the US global AIDS coordinator and US Special Representative for Global health diplomacy. She chats about creating a one hundred eighty slide powerpoint deck to convince the White House that the army needed to be part of the president's Emergency Plan Plan for AIDS relief shells discusses how pep far has helped save millions of lives in Africa and counting. I Imagine Kaufman and this is the strategic presented by the George W Bush institute what happens when he crossed the forty third president late night sketch comedy and compelling conversation the strategic podcast born from the word strategically which was coined by SNL embraced by the George W Bush administration we highlight the Americans feared of leadership leadership and compassion through thought provoking conversations and we're reminded that the most effective leaders are the ones who laughed our guest. Today's Ambassador Large Deborah.
Dana Perino on Developing Her Own Voice
"After spending seven years in the Bush administration rising to press secretary Dana Perino had become comfortable speaking speaking on behalf of others including the forty third president but she transitioned into roles on Fox News after the White House Dana develop her own voice who cared what I thought I could tell you what President Bush thought and why he thought that are how we got to that decision and I was very comfortable in that role on the first episode of Season Season Two of the strategic wrist Dana Talks about how she always remembers to focus on the good news how she deals with social media trolls and how her career in country music is progressing. I'm Andrew Kaufman and this strategic presented by the George Bush Institute what happens when you cross the forty third president late night sketch comedy and compelling conversation. The strategic has a podcast born from the word strategically which was coined by the now and embraced by the George Bush administration station we highlight the Americans feared of leadership and compassion through thought provoking conversations and we're reminded that the most effective leaders are the ones who laughed. We're joined for today's episode by Dana Perino former White House press secretary and now Fox News Co host the five host of the daily briefing Dana Perino podcast co host of I'll tell you what she's a bestselling author so you're pretty busy. Thank you for taking the the time to do this. This honored to be here. I I love coming here to the Bush Center. It's whenever you step in that front door. It's like wow this place is beautiful. Thank you for saying that and doing such great work thank Q. and our co host is Hannah Avni your friend and VP of external affairs. She's back again Hannah. Thank you for doing it again. Thank you for having me again Andrew so Dana you so you recently you're now we're recording artist as well. Gaza May dierks dirks a Dirks Bentley superfan right. I yeah superfan Fan. Also I get to call him a friend now to happens if you stock long enough so. Do you think he's going to invite you to be on a song the backup side when you have a number one song in the world. It's kind of like you. I don't need to really do it again. I don't think but it's pretty funny when I worked at the White House. Well let me go way back when I I was in college and I thought I wanted to go into media back then if you wanted to get into TV you had to start in radio and I didn't want to have to do my radio experience after right graduated so I got a job part time job as a country music. Dj working overnight and Pueblo Colorado and I ah I didn't really I had grown up in the West but I had really listen to country music when I was a teenager I didn't really do that so I was completely out of it I I I introduced the first night a song by Tracy Lawrence and I said and here she is with their new Song Tracy Lawrence and then of course raises Lawrence's a man uh-huh tricky. I we have to do so fast forward and during the years at the White House. I don't think I listen to any music back at all. I didn't even have an IPOD when we left. That was the technology at the time I had nothing I listen to. NPR or whatever else was happening rush limbaugh or something so Kakitumba on the news and so when I left the White House or when we all left the White House I got an ipod I guess it was and I used to travel back and forth to to New York a lot and I just started downloading country music and Dirk Bentley Song Come. A little closer was out at the time China so that's how we became a fan. Would you like to sing a little bit of but I do have the worst voice but the other thing you're talking about is I don't I'm blessed with having lots of ideas and not a lot of time to execute however so in two thousand sixteen the five went on a bus trip to go conventions. RNC Indian say and at one point in the back of the bus Greg Gut failed and I were sitting there and he was making me laugh so hard because he was just making up nonsense country songs about the five about Fox News about everything and he just had me giggling so much and I said we should should go to Nashville and record a song about the five and record it with a real recording artists and then release it for charity so three years later it came true. We have a wonderful executive producer of the five called Megan Albano. She figured it out we teamed up John Rich from big and rich who is a wonderful person big fan of forty three's as well and we went to Nashville and in one take he's saying the song that we sang the backup part. It's called Oh shut up about politics and it's not about shutting any particular person up. It was just about how politics has entered into everything sports music music theater technology. Everything's just too much and so we have a song called shut up about politics. We released it and within two hours it was number one on the country charts and then and that whole weekend it was number one in the world bigger than Lady Gaga Justin Bieber it was astounding. It's amazing it was amazing and all the proceeds go to folds of honor so we're pretty proud of it. Ninety nine cents you can download it on full. Honor does great work. We've done incredible work. We're familiar with there were pretty well and they're just such great such a great organization. That was pretty fun fun. I have a question for you off of that. Though I mean you're right politics is in absolutely everything you cannot get away from it and we talk about that a lot too. I mean even when you're going through Instagram instagram stories. It's just permeates every bit of it. It's in your life obviously multiple times a day. How do you get away from politics and focus on the thing? I feel a little a lot better than I did even from a few years ago because I've really embodied this idea that politics is what I do. It is not who I am and I have carved off my weekends and my evenings when I'm not working but but I don't go to dinner to talk about politics with people unless I agree with them now. That's GonNa sound like Oh that's not very fair and balanced view but I argue all day long and so in my personal life I pretty much. Don't I have a rule that I wrote about in the in the Jasper book which is no politics at the dog park. You're that's a safe place for me and if and even people that WanNa talk to me about politics at the Dog Park Mike Sorry I don't talk politics at the dog park. I have a policy and then laugh about it and they move on and I also carry a lot less about social media than I did. In Two thousand sixteen. I was really attacked by the Russians. Even though I didn't know as Russians at the time I remember actually coming here to the Bush Center right before the two thousand sixteen election. I can't remember what I was doing and AH chance to see President Bush and he's how you doing and I told him I had the worst professional summer of my life you know being attack and I was really kind of in the fetal position under my desk and even like my husband would say how can I help you. There's there's nothing you can do and it gave me a big appreciation for what parents are going through when their children are consumed assumed with their phone because you don't know what's being said and it's so demoralizing I was a grown woman. I've been the White House press secretary. How could this affect me so much and and I remember President Bush saying? Why didn't you call me like a really imagine if I had called President Bush and said Sir people are being really mean to me on twitter he would have said get off twitter on it solved this one's easy and actually it is easy so once you step away from from it or somebody gave me a tip to only have mentioned from people that you follow and Eric Schmidt of Google actually pulled me aside at one point in two thousand seventeen as I was explaining what it was like to be one of the people that was targeted by these Russian boots but I didn't know they were rushing at the time I just said it's overwhelming and he pulled me aside Dana? These are not real people and you explain to me how the whole system worked in Saint Petersburg and I don't know that just gave me an ability to say it doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter no so I it's weird to say that as much as politics permeating everything for me. It's probably less a part of my life than in the previous elections that I've covered for Fox. Was it similar to how you regrouped. After you left the White House taking a breath stepping away from it no not really I mean I remember the day that we'd left Andrews Air Force Base and Peter and I left to go on the trip to Africa. I leaned my head back against is the seat and I said nothing I do for the rest of my life will ever be that important or that hard and it's really true when I make a comment now. I'm not gotTA START A war. I also have a great appreciation for what public servants go through and I want to support deport them. No matter what party they're from if you're willing to put your self out there and run for office and try to do the right thing I try to be supportive. Okay talk to us about mercyships touch. You talked about a little bit when you left the West so interesting about mercy ships. There's actually a Bush connection there too okay so obviously President Bush and Mrs Bush were amazing leaders. When it came to Africa I I got to go to Africa with them? In February of two thousand eight and in typical forty-three fashion we did five countries in seven days. I got my first migraine. I couldn't even go to the Kigali event because I had to stay on the plane and two liters of fluid into my arm and so I didn't get to go to the and and I've been sad about not making it to Rwanda ever since given the statistics about pep far so many times at the podium that I thought I understood Africa and then I was just totally blown away when I went there and I came back and I said Peter we need to go for six months after the White House and he said how about six weeks so we did six weeks compromise and yeah so we did a pet farsight that's on in Fishhook South Africa and Peter and I just had this confusing time and that did help us reset our priorities and our hearts and to reconnect as a couple as well because we're so blessed here in America and you can get caught up in what about me. What am I gonNa do to the White House and just being able to have a bigger world view? After I left was great great fast forward mercy ships asked me through my speakers bureau if I would come to Dallas and moderate a conversation between the president and Mrs Bush in front of their dinner group so I said well sure that sounds great so peter and I were coming down here now prior to that I had join the one campaigns women advisory board and I had gone to several countries with them. I had also been on the Broadcasting Board of Governors under President Obama and I'd gone to Africa on behalf of of that organization as well trying to increase the amount of content of for women in particular and Africa because we found that men will definitely listen to the radio for news in sports but women will listen if it's about health and their kids so anyway it's just little bit of an effort to do that so at the dinner right before the Q. One eight with the president and Mrs Bush. I'm sitting there and somebody says well. Why did you get interested in Africa so I'm telling him than soul story that I'm telling you and then I I said just a few months ago I got to go to Sierra Leone and I went to this place called the Aberdeen Clinic and it was started by Scottish heiress us and it's so amazing they were doing fistula surgeries there and the day I was there? They were teaching the women there how to count to ten and the lady next to me said Oh she's not a Scottish heiress. Her name is Ann Gloag and she's sitting right behind you. This is a self made businesswoman in Scotland who was a burn unit nurse for twenty years but then she and her brothers started a bussing service in the UK when Margaret Thatcher deregulated the transportation sector and they became very successful and as the company expanded she took Africa and and when she got there she said this will never do so she started doing all of this philanthropy there and that's how I ended up talking to her and I said to Peter we have to go see mercy mercy ships for ourselves so that's how we got involved and it's a surgical hospital ship they do the West Coast of Africa that night they were kicking off a capital campaign for a brand new ship because they I usually retrofit and old ship and
"george w bush administration" Discussed on 1A
"There are plenty of of examples of actual conspiracies throughout American history perpetrated by the government that give people like Alex Jones and others a lot of fuel when they're talking about lies cover-ups misinformation perpetrated by the government. So this is a really complicated issue. David French a lot of the talk around these online figures that have been banned or restricted has focused on people who are considered conservative or far. Right. And a lot of the way. This is depicted at least in the public conversation has been depicted as kind of an issue of the right? An issue that conservatism has to deal with I wonder how. How you see that especially because there's a big difference between Alex Jones, and James woods and Milo Yiannopoulos and diamond and silk, like they're not they're not all doing the same the same thing. How do you view this? Right. I mean, well, let's let's parse it out a little bit. I one I do think there is a problem on the right with a with some of these far right figures this far rate far right in on the far. Right. It seems as if one of the fastest ways to get an audience is to proclaim yourself the enemy of political correctness. And then say, whatever you want to say and be as angry as you want to be that's going to draw people to you. And that is a problem on the populist. Right. There's just no doubt about that. And in the fact that Alex Jones is amassed and a big audience as a problem. The fact that people even know who the name Laura Luma is online is a problem. These are these are figures who've amassed large followings by fashioning themselves as opposed utterly to political correctness. Fearless brave angry advocates for the truth. When the reality is, they are lying all the time. When the reality is they're saying things that are not true all the time now to say that. But at the same time, we cannot say that conspiracy theory thinking is just some sort of exclusive province of the right? I mean there were times during the George W Bush administration when alarmingly high percentage of Democrats believed that the Bush administration either had something to do with or had advance knowledge of the nine eleven attacks. We're living in a time a very very low trust in when you live in a time of low trust, you are particularly prone to believe the worst about your political opponents and conspiracy theories prey on that worst. And so yeah, the the right side of the spectrum has a problem to deal with here. But one of the things that I would say is when social media is seen to focus on the right? And while at the same time sometimes leaving quivalent behavior on the left alone. There is a perception that okay? Well, I don't like Alex Jones. But by golly, social media, should stop putting its ideology. Thumb on the scales. And in this is something I think it's to the heart of, you know, one of the issues that we need to talk about what are the standards social media should use. An I've advocated that social media should use a first amendment base standard for deciding win or an in for what reason it will check someone from the platform and the cornerstone of the first amendment is viewpoint neutrality. But when you use sort of hate speech kinds of rules, hate speech is a term that's a bottom. It's a bottomless well of subjectivity. And there are reasons why American jurisprudence does not recognize hate speech as a concept for censorship in the social media companies to the extent that they go in that direction are going to be diving down into this well of subjectivity in enraging, an awful lot of people sometimes for good reasons. I do want to dig deeper into that David. I'm glad you brought that up because I wanna talk about how social networks deal with this kind of content got some mixed views from several of you on this Gary is in Fairfax Virginia, not far from DC. Gary writes, the Facebook decision has nothing to do with free speech. People think that it is the soap box in the middle of the town square. When in fact, it is a privately owned company that makes its.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Public's skepticism is growing what I've been very hard to see just even watching online as soon as these givers started making these announcements there was some gratitude and that's called for. But there was also a bunch of skepticism and questions, right? This whole conversation in France about high taxes, you suddenly have folks in France, say interesting all these rich people say they can't afford to pay any more taxes for social programs social inequalities, but but while they'll actually do seem to have a tremendous amount of money laying around right? And there's a growing awareness. I remember when Zuckerberg made his big announcement several years ago about giving most of his fortune away that was one kind of. Reaction the media. And I remember it being largely education the fast forward to last fall. When Basil's made his announcement of starting to get into philanthropy and giving away two billion. There was the usual. Kind of this is nice. This is noble. This is inspiring. But there was also a lot of. Yeah. But you pay your workers enough yet? But do you pay your taxes yet? But what do you lobby for in Washington? As Martin Luther King said philanthropy on its own is commendable, but we cannot overlook the circumstances of economic injustice that make it necessary. And I think that had become a lost idea over the last forty years, and I think that ideas reviving and gives me hope that the second gilded age might itself be sputtering and dying and a kind of new age of reform potentially on the horizon. Thank you. Thank you so much on geared or dos is author of winners. Take all the elite charade of changing the world. Hey, one another swell way not to be branded for life as a criminal plutocrats. Don't get prosecuted for your crimes, for instance. When the George W Bush administration discovered that Purdue pharmaceuticals at fraudulently concealed oxyde contents..
"george w bush administration" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"Here to tell you that this stuff being thrown in this Bill. And being publicized. And if you go to Yahoo news or Breitbart, or you're gonna find these details you're supposed to just get limited. Your reaction is supposed to be what in the name of Sam hill, we elected Donald Trump to stop all this. And he just signed something with this stuff in it. You're supposed to react. What good is supporting Trump. They hate him so much that we're actually losing ground. That's what they want you to conclude. They want you to take the lead in abandoning your support for Trump gave his approval numbers down. You know, the drill. Now, they can do this because elections have consequences and the Democrats run the house now the Democrats won the house. There is divided government. And on the issue of illegal immigration. We don't have to parties we've got one. We have a almost a unitarian purpose. When it comes to illegal. And that's that should not surprise anybody. That's that's not new that's been the case since the George W Bush administration all the way through the Obama years. It's always been you the American people who have put the brakes on this all of the facts is the e mails the letters the twitch whatever you have done to let your people in Washington. No. But they are so fed up. Now, they're so fed up with Trump. They're so fed up. They can't get rid of Trump. They're so fed up with you for electing Trump that they just piling all of this stuff in it. And. The objective again is to make you conclude that Trump is not a factor. Not even Donald Trump can stop this. Why not only can Trump nonstop at Trump signed. Again, it was either this or shut the government down. And there is no leverage. There's no shutting the government down was not going to change this. These people are committed. That's why always said it's gonna take more than one election. It's gonna take a series of elections. This stuff keeps up people are properly informed about it. There is going to be held to pay in twenty twenty. And the Democrats have no idea. What's coming? They have no idea what's headed their way. They are so poisoned with their hatred for Trump and their desire to get rid of him that they are abandoning all pretence of caution and care about protecting their flank and their enter policy positions on this is what they don't get is. You're not going to abandon Trump. You're not you're not going to be responsible for Trump's numbers fading away to the thirties, high thirties, low thirties, you're not going to do that. But they think they can make it happen. They think they can do enough of things like this. To what they're really hoping is you'll just get so frustrated you'll just stop being involved in politics. And that means you'll stop being opponent to them. You not just supported Trump. You just get out. You just check out you just fed up with it. You're supposed to realize that what you want is never going to happen that there's nobody around that supports what you want in congress to make it happen. You're supposed to give up throw your hands up and total frustration and just exit politics. Go live your life, paying no attention to this stuff. They don't understand patriotism. They don't understand loyalty. And they don't understand. To this day. Why it is that Trump got elected? Now having said all that. I gotta take a break. We're gonna come back and get started on the on the falcons questions comments. Whatever you have are up next. February issue Limbaugh letter beat the young hard charging conservative viewpoint of the national student organization.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Now, I'm here to tell you that this stuff being thrown in this Bill and being publicized. And if you go to Yahoo news or Breitbart or any you're gonna find these details you're supposed to just get limited. Your reaction is supposed to be what in the name of Sam hill, we elected Donald Trump to stop all this. And he just signed something with this stuff in it. You're supposed to react. What good is supporting Trump. They hate him so much that we're actually losing ground. That's what they want you to conclude. They want you to take the lead in abandoning your support for Trump gave his approval numbers down. You know, the drill. Now, they can do this because elections have consequences and Democrats run the house. Now, the Democrats won the house. There is divided government. And on the issue of illegal immigration. We don't have to parties we've got one. We have a almost a unitarian purpose. When it comes to illegal. And that's that's should not surprise anybody. That's that's not new. That's been the case. Since the George W Bush administration all the way through the Obama years. It's always been you the American people who have put the brakes on this all of the facts is the e mails the letters the tweets, whatever you have done to let your people in Washington. No. But they are so fed up. Now, they're so fed up with Trump. They're so fed up. They can't get rid of Trump. They're so fed up with you for electing Trump that that just piling all of this stuff in it. And. The objective again is to make you conclude that Trump is not a factor. Not even Donald Trump can stop this. Why not only can Trump nonstop it? Trump signed. Again, it was either this or shut the government down. And there is no leverage there. There's no shutting the government down was not going to change this. These people are committed. That's why always said it's gonna take more than one election. It's going to take a series of elections. This stuff keeps up people are properly informed about it. There is going to be held to pay in twenty twenty. And the Democrats have no idea. What's coming? They have no idea what's headed their way. They are so poisoned with their hatred for Trump and their desire to get rid of him that they are abandoning all pretence of caution and care about protecting their flank and their and enter policy positions on this is what they don't get is. You're not going to abandon Trump. You're not you're not going to be responsible for Trump's numbers fading away to the thirties, high thirties, low thirties, you're not gonna do that. But they think they can make it happen. They think they can do enough of things like this. To what they're really hoping is you'll just get so frustrated you'll just stop being involved in politics. And that means you'll stop being opponent to them. You're not just supporting Trump. You just get out. You just check out you just fed up with it. You're gonna you're supposed to realize that what you want is never going to happen that there's nobody around that supports what you want in congress to make it happen. You're supposed to give up throw your hands up and total frustration and just exit politics. Go live your life, paying no attention to this stuff. They don't understand patriotism. They don't understand loyalty. And they don't understand. To this day. Why it is that Trump got elected? Now having said all that. I gotta take a break. We're gonna come back and get started on the on the falcons questions comments. Whatever you have are up next. February.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"I haven't seen. I thought George W Bush's administration was corrupt Ronald Reagan's. You know for the arms-for-hostages deal, and you know, money laundering, and what have you? But I mean this like totally takes the cake. I mean, this looks this makes he makes Richard Nixon look you'd like an honest. And he hit over the nickname. Tricky dick after all, right? Absolutely. Well, and so this is to me, this is one of the great ironies is he campaigned on draining the swamp, and Rick you're smart enough to know. So many of us is one of the that. That was a joke in an irony that he wanted to just take over the swamp and just pour all of his proceeds into his own pocket. I mean, it was talking about draining the swamp, but Rick idea joking, joking and laughing in his face aside. I think he's made he's made such a mockery of who. He is. And who the Republican party is that the Democrats are going to benefit in a very very significant substantial way and very very quickly and the kind of populism that Benedict Donald is doing this. Kind of native is racist populism is right now it's already giving way to economic populism which is yeah. The Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren kind of populism, and that's that's the way it ought to be in America tax, the rich, and I had this polio from the hill and Harris. Where is seventy four percent of Americans that even Republicans independence. Everybody says come on tax fairness, you bet because everybody sees it. It's all gone ridiculous. Oh, and by the way. While got your Mick Mulvaney. Mick Mulvaney, the office management budget in twenty eleven when he was a congressman when he was when he was a tea bagging new congressman from South Carolina. Mick Mulvaney, said he would rather have the US default on its debt, right? Then then raise than raise the debt ceiling on a clean debt ceiling limit. He was such a deficit hawk. He was Dolan crazy with John Boehner. And all all these other teabag idiots about all the debt and the deficit. Now, the dude is the director of the office of management of budget. And he's presiding over one trillion dollar annual budget deficit twenty two trillion in debt, and he was quoted as saying, quote, nobody cares. ABC news, quoting Mick Mulvaney as saying about the debt and deficit quote. Nobody cares. Close quote. Absolutely. So Dick Cheney in two thousand and three said deficits don't matter. Right. Believe me. So. Norm. Norm. It's okay. If you Republican, I y are, okay. I right. It's Rachel did that I okay, why a our it's okay. If you're Republican. You've got to balance the budget. I mean, you know, it's it's in one one last thing dorm for economic populism. I've got a three word term paraphrase. Motorhead eat the rich. Eat the rich guy. But maybe with some ketchup Berman as those guys. I mean, that's a this.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Memorable moments numb. Kevin battle a vacancy on the supreme court opened up after Justice Anthony Kennedy decided his time on the bench was over after three decades. Bad gave President Trump another chance to shape the nation's highest court what happened next no one could have expected. Fox's Jared Halpern explains. Kevin judge Brad Kavanagh seem like a sure thing for the US supreme court on September six that was the third day of his confirmation hearing. And well, it was cleared. Democrats had objections about Kevin ause judicial independence in records being withheld from Kavanagh's as the George W Bush administration three days of QNA with the Senate Judiciary committee did not appear to derail his confirmation three weeks later that was all in doubt and here today. Not because I want to be terrified. I'm here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett cabinet, and I were in high school Christine Blasi Ford, a college professor in California. I wrote the lawmakers in July about an attempted rape. She says was carried out by cavenaugh, and a friend when the three were at a high school party in the nineteen eighties. Hercules, ations became public in mid-september. Other women came forward to some publicly some anonymously new investigations were launched and then Senate Judiciary committee, chairman Republican Chuck Grassley said there would be no vote on Kavanagh's confirmation in other committee heard from the accuser and the accused in an extraordinary hearing with amped up security, Christine Blasi Ford told her story onto the bed and Brett Collins off of me. He began running his hands over my body and grinding into me. I yelled hoping that someone downstairs might hear me, and I tried to get away from him. But his week was heavy Republicans hired as sex crimes investigator to question Blasi Ford and test her memory morning, Dr Ford,.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"So if you're justification for, hey, generally, speaking, I'd like to have less taxes because I think that's gonna make society better off and make make people more happy. Then we can have a discussion, right? Then then then you can go in and go. Okay. Are we better off having a system in which it takes tens of millions of dollars to run a Senate race? Oh, and by the way, the mechanisms to get tens of millions of dollars to people are deliberately designed to obfuscation the sources of and by the way, would we be better off in a world with free healthcare. Or for rather true? All of those things would go to. Yeah. So so so I don't have any issue. Right. I I'm I'm totally happy to have a conversation with someone like mad and and talk about individual things. Right. And maybe I could be percent look like, they're plenty of cases where I can be persuaded that certain kinds of lack of economic intervention reducing taxes in certain areas is a good idea. Right. So, but if you believe that taxation is theft, right? Then what you are saying is that there is an absolute side constraint that government may not tax you even if doing so would be not just in its interest or in your interest. But manifestly good for everybody. Right. That's what side constraint means. It means a thing. The government is prohibited from doing even if we all agree that that thing would make everybody else better off. And the classic example that philosophers have. Always used is the notion of torture, right? The idea that you know, terrorist knows that a bomb is about to go off in a major metropolitan area. Government is under this theory would be prohibited from torturing that location out of that terrorist, even if doing so would save millions of lives. Right. So you think about the burden that you have to meet in order to say, this is the thing that the government can't do. This is a thing that we value so strongly as a side constraint as a prohibition on action that even if millions of lives would be made better, we want to say, no, there's a principled reason that the government can't do that. And I start with this because I had a little bit of a back and forth with with Ricardo over Email. And I'm not sure if this was entirely clear in episode twenty two libertarianism is bad, and you should feel that to me this. This is important in terms of setting the burden of proof. Right. And it means the following, right? If we're no longer on a utilitarian justification, it would be bad. If the government does this. But we're now talking about an absolute side constraint, regardless of whether it's good or bad. The government. Can't do this thing. That means you have the burden of establishing that that thing is a violation of rights at least as bad as torture, right? Because you know, we live in an era in which there were lots of defenders during the George W Bush administration of using torture to try and stop terrorism. Right. Like, not even going as far as the as the nuclear bomb example. Right. So in other words, it has to be that clear at least as clear as the notion that torture is bad. And what that means is you need a robust unassailable fury of the right to property such that it could such. It can operate as that kind of side constraint..
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"In the George W Bush administration to outright that ding naming and having one hundred percent control over Trump's nominees in in in this administration. So, you know, so it is in my view, an interesting development in terms of pushback in terms of the narrative in terms of the general principle that we've described as as a sending iota mountain, which is are their hearts and minds left to be changed. And I think that this is. A sign that there is really grasping at straws there. Okay. Well. You've been on long, soothing vacation. So maybe just it's up to your optimism a little bit. So we'll we'll let everybody just let him have it. Just just don't nobody say anything. Well, if that felt optimistic to you you're gonna love the next sick. All right. Yeah. I'm curious. So again, as I said, I you said on Twitter, and we we have to get the explanation here. Of course, you always got tune in to hear the full story, but you you commented on Jeff flake. He I think I believe the news is he said he wouldn't vote for some judicial nominees unless this Bill to protect Muller got through the Senate. And I don't think it is. I think it already stalled out didn't it. But you said this was actually a good sign. I'm curious. Why do you say that? Yeah. So it it's it's a good sign in the same vein as the last conversation that we had. So what happened? Outgoing retiring Senator Zona. Zona Senator Jeff flake announced on the floor of the Senate his intent to introduce a Bill to protect Muller from firing the way in which legislation origination. Legislation works in the Senate is that any Senator may introduce a Bill provided that there is unanimous consent of the Senate otherwise legislation has to be introduced by the majority leader. And and Mitch McConnell objected. Did did did not grant unanimous consent for this legislation to come to the floor. I look like, right? That's bad. But okay. Listeners. Right. Of course, that's bad. But our list. And can I ask you is there any semblance of a like actual justification for that? That makes any sense like what in the world if you were just put on your charity. You know, you're with the word I'm looking for she steel man, boots, and your charity pants and tell me enter jars is there any good reason why anybody could be against the Bill to protect Muller..
"george w bush administration" Discussed on On The Media
"A web of deception from a modern white house it's horrifying but chore isn't new lyndon johnson and the gulf of tonkin nixon and watergate clinton and monica gate then there was the george w bush administration when a tissue of lies about supposed weapons of mass destruction triggered the invasion of iraq at a cost of roughly a trillion dollars and many hundreds of thousands of human lives and ongoing deadly chaos in the region the rob reiner film shock and awe revisits the run up to the war with its trumped up intelligence and a credulous mass media that mainly failed to challenge the bush administration's motives its competence and it's phony evidence of an iraqi threat hussein is about revenge he has he loves biological weapons he has terrorist training camps seven seven to practice on one person close to the debate said to me this week that it's no long a question of if it's a question of how we go after saddam hussein bush is the president he makes decisions and you know is this one american wherever you want to be the lineup is telling me where the movie focuses on the reporting of jonathan landay and warren strobel formerly if the knight ridder new service who refused to defer to the government's narrative and unraveled the fraud calliope off we're going to run a whether comments tonight actually yes it is a matter of life in debt we're talking about going to four think of all the president's men with the added element of the heroes working in an environment of colossal journalistic failure jonathan landay is now a national security correspondent for reuters and is played in the film by woody harrelson nothing welcome back to tm thank you for having me you and strobel head asked the right questions you'd put it all together the fabricated intelligence leaks from dick cheney's office but you were voices in the wilderness why it's a good question it's one we get asked all the time i think there are several reasons we're talking about a time immediately post nine eleven there was a propensity on the part of the public and the media to stand behind the president that at time of national catastrophe not buildings down we'll hear all of us.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"John bolton derided by senate democrats today as the worst possible choice to represent the united states before the united nations there is no such thing as the united nations fifty to prove their point democrats played portions of a nineteen ninetyfour speech showing what they call bulletin's disdain for the un again the secretary building in new york has thirty eight stories if you lost ten stories today it would make a bit of difference it's hard for me to know why you'd want to work at an institution that you said didn't even exist for all the controversies of the george w bush administration and there were many the george w bush administration trying to appoint john bolton to a senate confirmed position was a was a bridge too far even for that administration point that i want to leave with you in this greek presentation is where i started is there is no united nations there is an international community that occasionally can be led are the only real power left in the world and that's the united states when it suits our interests and when we can get others to go along with carried building in new york has thirty eight stories if you lost ten stories today it would make a bit of difference is kind of mindless creation of the united nations as something different what is in the united states interest to do isn't going to sell here or anywhere else united states makes the un work when it wants to work and that is exactly the way it should be because they only question the only question the united states is what's in our national interest and you don't like that i'm sorry but that is the fact there is no such thing as the united nations so pointing that guy pointing appointing that guy to be the american representative to the united nations.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"Half trillion dollars of our country's debt second only do mortgages and it's it presents a massive burden on dissidents who are afflicted by this but it it presents a massive problem for the people who have this debt that they can never escaped from in two thousand five i think it was uh george w bush's administration made it so that you can't escape you can't bankruptcy out of student loan debt so once you take this on your stuck with it for the rest of your life and even then and a lot of the fine print for loans they'll say you may be forgiven your debt if you die maybe so awesome we'll see at the time but i it's a huge weight on so many americans not only that but the cost college to begin with is a huge financial barrier to some of our greatest minds we could have students uh perspective shooters you want to go to college and could be brilliant they could have the cure for cancer in the back of their mind but will never find out because they have to work forty hours at walmart and then go work thirty more hours at mcdonald's across the street and that's wrong we can't be locking behind our greatest minds behind unreasonable financial burdens and even then like is the existing debt still needs to be dealt with me view of the cost of college ultimately needed tuition free model but for now we have to stop the bleeding however we can i do have a plan for dealing with student loan debt in a meaningful way that would help the students in their communities and basically ever wanted involved uh but perhaps us a little bit uh beyond the scope of this interview yeah.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on The Interchange
"The transport sector is a larger share of us greenhouse gas emissions now then power generation as the industrial sector is twenty to twenty five percent of ghg emissions and then there's agriculture and landuse oil and gas systems and so that that scope requires purdie a pretty broadbased approach now you can do that like the obama administration did were you have a regulatory agenda that tries to tackle those sectors individually or you can do it through economywide legislation but i don't know even if we went to zero missions in the power sector tomorrow we would only of tackled about a quarter of the of the challenge totally fair points you know i i just i look at what's happening today with the decarbonisation of the electricity sector and natural gas plays such a prominent role and if you consider the rise of shale gas it came from a deregulatory agenda under the george w bush administration at the epa and a multi decade investment at the department of energy into new drilling techniques m it was not a mandate for natural gas and now today decades later after this is all played out natural gas is helping us lower carbon emissions so well i i think that a pretty much any policy tool we have in the tool kit we need to start considering i i do believe there are other ways to get us to unlocking lowcarbon technologies than just simply putting out a mandate or a complicated cap and trade system and again i'm i'm not really passing judgment on any particular policy.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"I'm not gonna give you a chance to respond though i mean these big companies are the ones with all the money right who is sensibly at the reason for the tax cut because they're the ones right you can get the lower taxes overseas and so right that whole argument here's and they're not going to increase capital spending than that that's a big problem yeah we'll see huge problem when we did the some two thousand four i mean steve moore is acting as if we didn't we didn't have an experiment to test this theory under the george w bush administration we did have a repatriation attacks holiday and what did corporations do with all that extra money did they invest it that they create more jobs no they just brought by bought back their shares of stock pumped up share prices are they provided more executive pay to the top executives this we've done it and we've seen that there is no results these big companies already have enough money they've never had as much money as they have right now they're are hugely competitive if they were going to make investments if they needed to make investments they would make them already but what are they doing with all their money even now they are buying back their shares of stock they are buying other companies among up up executive petro stamp steve can i ask you appoint because i want to apple specifically again because it is the most valuable company in the united states are the treasury secretary right says they made a commitment to him so they have more than two hundred fifty billion dollars stashed over seats that's the problem here but here's the thing let's just look at what apple did three years ago they reportedly new subsidiaries which have cash from ireland because its tax rate was going from as low as zero to twelve and a half percent to another low tax place jersey a channel island off the coast of the uk where they are zero so looking at that track worker what would ever convinced them that twenty percent is is worth coming home for.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"In well then the deal starts unravel because you can expect tehran to say will look if you're gonna you know sanction is again for nuclear related activities we're going to go ahead pull out of the deal so could weaken it could become ill and then begin the billion billion lire grade weapons egan spinning those centrifuges again they could act absolutely do that if they decide to pull out because we decided it to negate our obligations under this international convention as you know where jim should of the us put this deal together together with the other permanent members of the un security council germany the european union the international atomic energy agency how are they going to react to this decision by the president next week well i'll tell you how they reacting now i spoke to a european diplomat from one of those countries party to this deal and this diplomat told me the following contradicting the president on this saying that this agreement is vital to our security interests and that of our allies contradicting the president who says that it's not in the us national security interests it's interesting i i spoke to a member of the george w bush administration who negotiated with north korea i asked him what would happen if the us where to pull out of this deal and he said it would make the us seemed fickle on the international stage so remember it has consequences not just for this deal potentially and again if it goes down the path that admiral kirby just as described their it has consequences not just for this deal but if the us for instance is offering the possibility of negotiations with a country like north korea they in other countries even our partners can reasonably asked the question 'what does a deal or a potential deal mean if the us is pulling out of a deal that it made here it raises real questions and you hear that from our allies right now very pointedly so where the president gloria sends this the congress has congress going to react.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"I'm critical of the george w bush administration both with respect to afghanistan and then iraq i think it grossly underestimated the scale of the challenge that it was taking on an occupying these countries and trying to and trying to reform them as we later discovered the jobs were much more demanding we ultimately put over a hundred and fifty thousand american troops into iraq and well over a hundred thousand into afghanistan but in the early months we were in denial we were saying that they were going to welcome us you know with open arms that that would be minimal requirement for reconstruction it in the case of iraq at could pay for it from its own sources of revenue and this all began in afghanistan where you know at the end we'd been a in afghanistan hold year and we had less troops in afghanistan we have today and there was no afghan army and there were no afghan police force at the time whereas now we do have an afghan army an afghan police force of some considerable size and so there was just a bit of wishful thinking and i think it's source was the fact that the republicans had been in opposition to the 90s they'd been critical of the clinton interventions they were disparaging of nationbuilding if you recall the four and a half hours of tv debate between gore and bush in the two thousand a presidential campaign the only foreign policy issue that was raised was nationbuilding.
"george w bush administration" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Well it seems as if he does mean that i mean he continually repeats l k and he's got some of his people at the department of homeland security looking into it doing feasibility studies the last time people thought about this was in the george w bush administration and they talked about a virtual wall because of the physical difficulties of building an actual wall and that project called sb iin net died a rather you know quiet death just because it was costing millions and millions of dollars and nobody including by the way the republicans in congress thought we were getting our money's worth for it so the sort of two questions right one is can you build physical wall and the other question is is this worth the money that it takes are they're better ways to fight illegal immigration all the fucking question is worth for money you starts various cost estimates of building a wall from the sea to the gulf how would the department of homeland security even study the costeffectiveness what is that kind of look look like well years ago when sbi died or when it was in trouble congress said to the department look wanted to do a costbenefit analysis of how much the wall would help versus other tactics for fighting illegal immigration and that process never really began because the supressed her happened in this request or cut out the money for that so the first thing we don't really know is is the wall worth the money.