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"glenn davis" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Interesting fact that when I tell it thrown to northern Virginia people they are so bizarrely thrown off if you are standing in Lee County. Virginia you are closer to eight state capitals than you are to Richmond. Virginia and whereas Lee County Virginia for the for people who don't know Lee County is the farthest western point and That's on the border of Kentucky. Okay a lot of people think that Virginia ends at Roanoke. I'm originally from Carroll County Virginia. Which if you know anything about that area is close to gay lacks. Virginia where the old time fiddler's convention takes over everything and you'll hear the greatest bluegrass music in the world But I would encourage anyone. Who's listening to this? If you've never taken a trip to South West Wind Cove. It is over. We want you to be safe. Social Distance. Do the right thing during Cova but once this is lifted. I beg of you calm. Meter people go to the barter theatre in Abington and you'll have the best production natual ever see of any player musical Goto cows an Abington. Any the best cheeseburger ever on. You know go to Wise County and meet most salted earth. People that you will ever meet go to Franklin County close to where I am and trash some of the best mood China in the world. Now we're talking You know there is. We make good beer down here. We have great food and I want people to realize that Virginia does not just draw pass Blacksburg because people think. Oh we'll go to BLACKSBURG. We'll go to Virginia Tech football game and that's it no. There is three hours of. There's three hours worth of Virginia and I'll never forget the first time I drove a wise county because she had to drive an hour and a half to get the wives and another two hours the art an hour and a half to get Abington and in another hour to get wise. Those people are the best people that you could ever ask for so I would encourage anybody. Who's listening to this? That's maybe from Richmond or Hampton Roads Way Cove. It is over take a weekend in the mountains and you will find the best people the best food and the best culture that you could ever ask for an some of the most breathtaking scenery. I would add. I had the pleasure of getting to knock doors and Tazewell Virginia back in two thousand fourteen. When Philpott dropped out for the MIKE HIVES BEEN CHAFING ELECTION TO? Of course all the yes. That was not a good year to be knocking doors as a Democrat. I'll say that For my kind but it was the most beautiful scenery I'm going to butcher this. But it's it's been several years says there? There's there's like a like God's thumbprint or like thumbprint of God or something like this. Yes that is in so you were probably in Taza you were in Tazewell County. My wife bless her heart. My wife is from Bluefield Virginia which is in Tazewell County. And you drive over the mountain to God's thumbprint and that is some of the most beautiful scenery you could ever ask for People talk about going to the mountains of Colorado rockies or anything like that come to South West Virginia and you will have you know. State parks hiking four wheel erotic. All that good stuff about you know the rockies in the West you can find it here in Virginia and freeze sixty degree mountain views. And God's thumbprint down there and what I learned while I was there is it was the original location for the biltmore estate. The farmers did not want to sell it to him and so he ended up moving it to Asheville North Carolina and built his own rail. Spur out there and I wonder how the world might have been a little bit different if he had been able to build built more and Tazewell County Virginia and build the rail. Spur to Tazewell. While we we're so thankful we may not have gotten built more what we some beautiful gems I if you ever get a chance go to Abingdon You need to go down to the tavern and have the taverns been there since the seventeen hundreds. You'll have the best steak you've ever eaten in your life and then walked back up Main Street. Abington and go to the barter theatre and you'll have you'll have some of the best productions I know this summer if we get out of Cova. They're doing nine to five and I'm the biggest Dolly Parton Fan on God's Green Earth so Saint Donnelly as I call her. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA have. We're going to have so much fun in southwest Virginia this summer. If you ever get a chance for political junkies tecom to gay lacks Virginia on the second weekend in August there is the gay lacks old time fiddler's convention and they have the poor man's dinner which is the southwest Virginia version of the Shad planking. Okay and You get to eat some barbecue and listened to the best bluegrass music in the world. And it's home to me and I'm so glad I got to talk about it and ask them for the second week of August you know. Southwest you mentioned the beauty and it's amazing but You know as we're when I ran for Lieutenant Governor. I didn't realize I was attempting to realize this. But the memorial is in Bedford. Virginia the most amazing movie memorial I'd ever seen in my life is in Bedford and the most fun I had on. That race was in August at the hour. Is I think it's a rotten. Yeah the Rockingham County Fair which is mid August. You wanted to be go to an amazing vent of concerts and what I really enjoyed was the demolition derby. I told the guys the next time I come down there. I don't want to be watching this. I'm bringing a car I need. You have some of the best times that the FIDDLER's convention thoroughly enjoyed but that county fair it just it takes you back and the most down to Earth people I've ever met in my life and that's had so much fun and enjoyed it so much out there and if you WanNa talk about the gym of Western Virginia my favorite place besides Abington and Bristol You gotta go to the homestead the homestead of. Oh my God. It's just I swear there's magic in those walls at the homestead I literally save up money all year so I can take a weekend up there with my wife. It's just magical so western Virginia especially the fifth sixth and Ninth Congressional districts. Please come please visit spending money. Have a good time. And and that's that's what I'll talk about. Maybe we can meet up for a beer once. We're all lifted from quarantine Big Lick Brewery in downtown. Roanoke has some of the finest bruise you can ask for I'll be glad to have you Thomas and Glen. You're always invited to run up to well. We'll see all delegate Davis you've only got one shot here so we would ask you not to drop your chance and bonus opportunity. Tell us about. Tell us about your off topic segment here. Well what I've found that people down so surprised he whenever info. Lieutenant Governor was my taste in music so I literally you know growing up when people said what's on your MP three player everything from country rock to family OPPORTU RAP and hip hop. But I really grew up enjoying rapid hip hop back in the day. Run DMC BEASTIE. Boys all the old school stuff You know I've got everything from EMINEM. You know loveless eminem Dr Dre. So you know people have a hard time believing that about me. I never forget the time I wasn't southwest Virginia Four Debate. I'm in my. Rv Mill Yellow preppy. And when I got out it's a group of a a students has you know. Was that great imminent. You're listening to. I'm like yeah so I think I got some instinct credit at that point but Yeah I I've always enjoyed rap and hip and people find that so surprising. What's your pump up music? Oh favorite song of the world so Remember the name by Fort Minor Favorite Song Best pump up song. I mean how can you? So how can you not like a song that you know? If it's ten percent love twenty percent skills. Fifteen percent concentrated power will five percent pleasure. Fifty percents aiming painted one hundred percent reason. Remember the name I mean. How does that they're selling lyrics? Not Pump you up I. I can't do it justice I can't sing But you know it's You add. I've always enjoyed. I think rapid hip hop because mostly except for some of the old school stuff which is kind of fun it was always about something it was it was always about life. And so that's always appealed to me. I know musically now I like some of that stuff I I like some of that. Music but I've been listening to there was a podcast on. Npr About Dolly Pardons America. And you know how we talk about immigrant music and I live in Ronan now and I feel like an immigrant because I grew up in a town of three hundred. I now live in a town of two hundred thousand and it's just so I don't know but that's what I'm listening to these days Dolly Parton. I love dogs but there has been a lot of rap country. Overlap IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. So you had of course most recently Little Nas ex and billy ray. Cyrus collaborated but before that actually The Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line got together for a single a few years back so it is and then I think Tim McGraw Did something. Even further back than that at one point and And what started it all. Walk this way Aerosmith and run. Dmc great songs and so delegate Davis were you Dita's person back in the day so I did not wear my adidas however I a couple years ago was asked to do a dancing with the stars and I went out and bought my first DITA's I wanted to do hip hop and I realized my body is not the body of twenty year old. So the moves. I thought I could do not so much but I did have the look. And that's half the battle right faking it until you making is exactly.
"glenn davis" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Thing I want to say in the right direction was when Congressman Riggleman married a gay couple and put it in the Washington Post a lot of people in the Republican Party at first for like maybe this is a bad idea. I'm like no. This is really good and now it's time it's needed data. It's absolutely needed. I was literally like I remember. I got to write the article about it bearing drift and I was like yes finally we have Republicans. Who were saying. You know. We're not GONNA fight the culture war anymore we're going to embrace you know the Lgbtq community and we're going to say we love you re except you and we value and that's what we need is to accept every single person. I don't care if you're black or white or gay or straight or Jewish gentile. I don't care who you are. The conservative message matters a free markets and free people the message that you should have the right to protect yourself from someone who wants to take your life or property should matter to people. And that's so I think about the good people like dinner. Riggleman I think about you know the good guys who are running like Glenn Davis who you know Glenn's my body because we have some conversations about you know how we can move this party into the party into the twenty first century by not talking about this. I was having this conversation with Glenn last night. We've been friends for four years and I don't know Glenn Davis goes to Church because we don't we talk about economic issues and we talk about you know how to make the economy better and honestly. I could care less where you go to church. I care that you care about free markets and free people so I'll just say this just to wrap up the segment speaking as northern Virginia Liberal Democrat. I temporarily displaced in Arlington. Hopefully if we ever really this quarantine I can move down to Richmond. But I I will say this I don't believe one. Party rule is good You know the Democrats have the TRIFECTA right. Now we're going to have a little bit of fun with it but ultimately I really believe that we need to have a healthy two party system in this country In order to have productive dialogue. So on that note. We're going to take a break when we come back. We're going to go off topic and we're going to talk about something other than politics and we're back Matt. You are from Roanoke Virginia and that is your hometown and you really like to tell us a little bit more about South West Virginia. So let's talk about that for for a bit. What do you want us to know about South West Virginia? So there's this really interesting fact that when I tell it thrown to northern Virginia people they are so bizarrely thrown off if you are standing in Lee County. Virginia you are.
"glenn davis" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Seats and there was lots of Republicans who thought they could win. Lee Carter seat back for example. Organic Arom CPAC. They Democrats kept all of those seats. Delegate Davis what has been from your perspective what has been the effect of Donald Trump on Virginia politics. Donald Trump is very unique the politics because he didn't win because he's a Republican and I think we've seen that so much after he won where people thought I could just say. I'm pro trump and I went in area in other states and they lose. I don't believe back then. People supported supported Bernie Sanders in the primary or supported Donald Trump because they were Republicans or Democrats. They were looking for an authentic person. Who was going to do what they said they were going to do. I think one thing we can all agree on is like it or not. Donald Trump has done with donald trump. Said he was going to do and I think we all agree. That had Bernie won the primary back. Then and became President Bernie was going to do what Bernie said he was going to both of them kind of broke the mold of the traditional politician of letting salt and make them into who they wanna be so they can win. That didn't and both of them ran on the whole concept of Washington's broken and it doesn't take a five year old to figure out that Washington was broke so any fast forward and you say okay. Republicans are running and you have you know trump and and the Democrats wanted to hang around so many Republicans net and I don't think a lot of Republicans knew how to message this. Look I mean yes. I don't like sometimes the tweets about most the tweets. I wish he would. You know kind of relax a little on that but what I don't understand. Donald Trump's entrepreneur first and foremost period end of story. It's there's a problem. We have to have a solution if you look over time in his history he has not been known for putting his head in the sand on an issue. Has He always got the right? No but he a stick his head in the sand and say Oh my God. This caused problems on the back end. And we've seen that as president so let me ask you. A question wins the last time you were scared. At North Korea was going to escalate. And we'RE GONNA end up in escalate into another third war the war because I had a fear that we escalating prior to his election. A lot of people did and I haven't had that fear in a long time. Do you not like the unemployment rate that up until recently we experienced not like the lowest unemployment rate for minorities that we had experienced. Do not like some of the negotiations that we've done and keep in mind that all this has been done during the first time in history that I can remember a president being hammer day in and day out by multiple media outlets and he's managed to get this done so look no one's perfect but if anyone sits back in a closed room and thinks that Donald Trump has not had a accomplished anything. Good for the people. They're not being honest with themselves. Doesn't mean you agree with them doesn't mean you would vote for him but you have to give the man credit on a few things and if you remember when he became president the Republican Party the Republican leadership in Congress. Wasn't that thrilled with them. He wasn't there for politics as usual. He was there to break the mold that everyone knew was broken. Matt what you see on your end from roanoke so when it comes to me and Donald trump it it's southwest. Virginia embraced trump. And I didn't understand the guy again and get it. I truthfully I talk about how it's almost like Dr Strangelove and how I learned to love the bomb. It's like you know Donald Trump and how I learned to love the trump because at first I just tweets the speeches. This that that the other eight just makes you wanNA scream speaking as a Christian and knowing that South West Virginia is a God fearing place. I would say that a lot of things that Donald Trump says does should be out of step with that demographic. Oh it should be. Let me be very clear there. We are chuck full of. I remember there was a political cartoon that came out and it had. It was a older Caucasian tea party couple and it said we want a man who fears. God. So we're going to choose. A Guy who owned casinos had three wives. So the thing about it was as we had to. I had to learn to accept that. Like he's going to tweet some stupid stuff. He's GonNa do some things I disagree with but at the same time we've got to the Best Supreme Court justices you could ever ask for as Republicans. Now you may disagree with me. Thomas but neal. Gorsuch is amazing. Brett cavenaugh is amazing. You know we have to. We have two hundred plus federal judges. Thank you Mitch. Mcconnell thank you Mitch. Mcconnell We have these judges. We have a tax cut. We have things that any Republican would've don't and so it's kind of in acceptance thing. It was just that my folks down here in southwest Virginia. If you read the best book to describe the Twenty Sixteen election was Hillbilly Elegy. Jd Vance great band Great Great Book and I read it days after the two thousand sixteen election. Because I said around and I was like we just elected a reality TV star is president and I read that book and I talked to. You know my you know. I think about people like my parents who grew up poor in South West Virginia. They didn't have a whole lot and they wanted to bake a better life. You know my dad gets up every morning at four. Am to go to work at five. Am To be a mechanic and he just wants somebody to listen to them. And that's the problem. As Republicans is we've become technocratic and we talk about capital gains taxes. But we don't talk to people like my dad. He's in a Kanak and he you would tell me all the time matthew. Donald Trump speaks to me in a way that nobody else ever did. Romney didn't speak to me this way. You know John McCain did speak to me this way. There is some kind of authenticity at least in the perceived populism that cuts through especially to a large population that skeptical of honest leadership in both parties right. And so. That's that's something that you know we've had to you know and I'd take it a step further. Glenn when it comes to his tweets in its own I'd love to take Donald Trump's phone and smash it with a sledgehammer. How what we have to talk about the good things. He's doing that. He's trying to get these things done and you know. I really think that he's changed the conversation but there is but from that we've had some positive things happen in our economy. You know before Cova now I think it'll rebound after Kovin that you know. He's done some positive things in one thing. You know taking it back to the party right. So the Democrats came after all of us Withhold DONALD TRUMP thing. I mean my race alone. They tried to hang donald trump around my neck. They spent over a million dollars against me. Mike to near coal back in June was forty two Republican forty one democrat. You know very much. A swing district I get outspend almost five to one. I spent two hundred and fifty thousand my punishment over a million And I didn't run away from trump. I literally the whole day on our work the largest democratic district. It's Kinda grew up there. always lose it big democratic coal. But I didn't run away from trump when people came by. I said you know nice to meet you. I love your support and they always ask Him Republican or Democrat and Republican that Supports Donald Trump. We'd had that conversation of why because I truly believe if you have that dialogue once again. No one's perfect but if you have the dialogue of why I supported asa why I support why you know you look at Donald Trump and and some people want to say he doesn't look out for those most in need among us really cadaval tax plan to people not realize that he that there was a refundable tax credit the child of the childcare tax credit. That gutting you've got the increased so those that actually don't make enough to pay taxes got an increase in their refundable tax credits money in their pocket. So there's so much out there that people just want to go after they don't understand that there is you. There's a lot that he has accomplished for the good once again. Not Saying that you know people have to support or not support him. But I think the day there's a counterbalance there and that dialogue does get you. Moderate voters coming over. We just knew how to handle that last year. In my opinion Donald Trump's values seem to be incongruent with Republican values. And I say that Speaking as a former Republican myself I don't think I've talked about this on the podcast yet. I actually left the Republican Party when I was nineteen years old which you know very young in the grand scheme of things but I was. It was two thousand nine and actually voted a straight ticket. Believe it or not Republican for the last time of my life that year And then very quickly when the tea party took over I was out and I kind of see the Donald trump is kind of the culmination of all the things in my mind that I saw impending in. The party's do back in two thousand nine. At least speaking from the perspective of somebody who grew up in. Centerville Virginia suburbs of Washington. Dc A very Reagan Republican Neighborhood and Previously represented by Tim Hugo for a very long time my My Home District was So what is the future of the Republican Party And what policies should Republicans start pursuing in order to win that majority back. Well let me let me start just really quick before we go on that because you know you made a statement there that you know trump really doesn't kind of fit inside that Republican mold and what people need remember. Trump isn't a Republican I. He's an entrepreneur. I I did trump. I trump you know people think of him. He's a reality star that became president He's an entrepreneur that became president the reality pieces part of the whole entrepreneurial thing right I mean. That's the crazy part. You write a lot of stuff. He does may not fit the republican mold. I remember when Pat Buchanan wanted to play. The isolationist game I was at a I was young. I was thinking high school at the time and I remember being against this I don't believe in isolation isolationism however when trump was doing it it was a negotiation leverage. Piece that he was using with other countries now I'm not privy none of us were privy to sit at the negotiating tables. But I believe that you don't be coming success on the world stage without knowing the shake a hand and when the slam door and Howdy used leverage so to the extent that I saw what transpired with Korea when he wanted to play the game of China. I realize. I'm not gonNA play Armchair quarterback on isolationist policy. When I know that the whole point of negotiations I is to make sure that you've got the leverage to get someone to do what you want them to do. Now we take that forward into your question of okay. What is your party go now? It is a little bit like that. We need to go back to being the Party of solutions by George Allen George Allen got elected on ideas we had The the whole reform parole that he put in place he reformed met of welfare reform. Back in ninety five or the became the model for so many other states Bob McDonnell in the bopper jobs scenario talking about what all you know a Virginians care about justice reform and somewhere along the line. We stopped being the Party of taking on big ideas and coming up with solutions to last huge idea that we had as a party that we took on. Obviously very controversial was a transportation plan. Right I mean. Give me something that we've done since then that is of that stature. The transportation plan the welfare reform plan. You know Abolishment OF PAROLE ON ISSUES. That people care about around the kitchen table is what? Donald Trump realized. Don't talk to three thousand foot view on something that philosophy talked about what all Americans care about around the kitchen table and bring solutions Fulmar. Bassett do thank you Davis and Matt. You are a millennial Republican. So what do you want to see your party champion on? Its way back to the majority one day that I want to champion that. The message the message of conservatism is a message for all people. The message of free markets and free people is a message of all people because and we're starting to see that by good people like Denver Reagan. You Know Denver. I've for a long time. I've been outspoken about the fact that I believe in marriage equality. I believe you know. And that's very contrary to what's in southwest Virginia Republican politics they. That's very to the contrary vite. I approach it as an issue of conservatism and saying government shouldn't be allowed to tell me who I can and cannot be with and government should approach the issue that we're all human beings we all have worth and we all contribute to society no matter who the good Lord made us to be and and we're seeing that with Denver riggleman and in the thing I want to say in the right direction was when Congressman Riggleman married a gay couple and put it in the Washington Post a lot of people in the Republican Party.
"glenn davis" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"And Brat serves four years and the business community finds out own hell with him. We're not going to deal with him. Because he's an idiot. And then Abby Span Burger comes along and we get to right now and Abigail. Such a strong can talk about the business community and they say we may be Republicans but Abigail Span burgers talking about issues. Therefore we're going to go with her and that's the real. Disconnect is that we had brat who was an opportunist and let's be very clear works for stock worked for Tim. Kaine COMES AND TALKS ABOUT IMMIGRATION. Suddenly gets nominated so we got. We got a role this long but delegate Davis just very quickly. You've got some direct experience running a statewide campaign and you got to run in a primary so from your direct perspective. What did you learn as a Republican candidate running in the primary? Well a couple things I mean I that. Republicans had a certain values. We all have them. Look I worked for Bob You're not gonNA find a more prolife person out there them. Bob McDonald when BOB UP ON STAGE BY. Didn't talk about life in abortion. Bob talked about jobs. Is Bob's for jobs? Right that's the thing and it's after Bob McDonald. We forgot how to talk about what people care about around the kitchen table. Look you can do to avenge a convention like it'll be Jackson. Did and talk about and give that Hellfire and Brimstone speech. Probably one of the most amazing or tours I've seen and give people wound up emotionally and then emotional speech causes an emotional reaction and when you vote within minutes of. Here's like that you get what you got right. But the problem was it's the same speech he gave on a generic stage in front of the generic audience and the majority of Virginians. Don't talk about life in abortion on the kitchen table king. Same thing I have to ministry SPEC FOR CAN. We disagreed on a on. A couple of things fairly disagreed in public on a couple of things can was always very blunt which I tend to like. I don't have time for subtlety. But Kid had the same issue he. He sometimes had a problem talking about the things that his audience cares about. It was always the same speech I remember. Bring him in front of a group of business owners and he literally started with the lighter abortion. Thing the what I learned from going around the state of Virginia was two things first off primaries. Do allow you to have the wisdom of crowds. But you have to make sure that everyone has the ability to get their message out to all the voters we run into an issue in our race prior to that year there had never been more than two hundred thousand people that ever voted in Republican. Primary ever knows Bob McDonald's here so I put our win number at about sixty data seventy thousand votes We had over three hundred thousand people. So we I missed that target. We hit our. We did over sixty thousand votes. We got in the primary but did have the money to get the message out on TV to compete against the other two with such a large audience traded by Koi Stewart. And also. I learned that you go round the state of Virginia. People want authenticity you know. Don't go around and pretend to be something you're not Virginians. Americans were not dumb. You know when when you show up and is obvious that the first time you walked in the southwest Virginia was then and you were a talk like you're one of them and you know this now you go there s questions i. I spent more time in South West Virginia than probably anywhere else. My campaign for two reasons one. It was the area that was leased familiar to me out of the gate. And secondly as a business person it had the largest amount of economic opportunity for the Commonwealth of Virginia and that was the springboard. And that's why I jumped on the grasping kick and went to. Estonia is why I went to. Mit talking about coal. So that's the thing you go to an area don't get the Hellfire and Brimstone speech on what you think got you to that point talk often typically about the issues people talk about around the kitchen table listening to them. I it's the whole cliche. People don't care how much you know. They know how much you care. That doesn't happen unless you've listened. I then the next time you come out bring solutions. You know if you don't have solutions you don't get to be having that job and And those are two things I think I picked up the most bearish politicians show up to South West Virginia I grew up in rural south. Was doing out now. Living in roanoke their politicians who come down here and they constantly look like they have to take a shift because they're scared to death that they are going to say something wrong or say something that they don't know I will never forget as long as I live. I was sitting debate in Abingdon Virginia of the twenty thirteen. Lieutenant Governor's race and jean-marie Davis got up Tom. Davis's wife former state. Senator got up and said we in South West Virginia. Still Use outhouses. And we didn't have indoor plumbing. I remember that day like it was yesterday because my then girlfriend now wife who had done mission work in Haiti looked at me and said Matt Not only. Do we have indoor plumbing in South West. Virginia we had it in a third world country. To who the hell does she think she is? And that's the problem. It's also geographic. Divide that part of the state is like Maryland Massachusetts. The other half is votes like Mississippi. I mean bless our rights and and and that's an in. You've got to have candidates who can have a message. Not that opposes one another but a message that transcends the urban Kresa real divide and that's hard when Glenn was talking about Kinky Cinelli. We'd go into room a business people in Virginia Beach and talk about the life abortion. You need somebody who can talk about jobs and make the message. Coherent all the way across Virginia. So on that we're going to take another quick break when we come back. We're going to have one of those on his kitchen table. Discussions about the effect of president. Donald Trump on the Virginia Republican Party. I and board back with Transition Virginia. Podcast WE'RE GONNA talk to Republican handle about Donald Trump Davis. Let's start with you. Democrats in Virginia believe that Donald Trump is the reason they took the majority. And if you look at these two wave alleges that the Democrats want all those seeds. That's basically the Democrats believe that's because of Donald Trump and what one thing that I thought was really significant about this? Most recent election cycle which is sort of the second wave is the Democrats did not lose any of those seats all those seats. They took from Republicans. They kept all of those.
"glenn davis" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Candidates or have a primary to choose their candidates and this is a debate. Obviously that goes back many years. Let's start with that because I know you've got some very strong feelings about this. Is it a problem that Republicans had this fixation with conventions? This and I'm going to swear just deal with this shit. Keeps me up at night like I? I hate to admit it but this shit keeps me up at night because we have it literally governs every party leadership position out there and it's been that way forever as long as I've been in the party that if you WANNA run for. Party leadership the first question out of their mouth. If you're running is are you primary or you convention and they will base their whole opinion on you if your primary or if you're convention and we're famous as Virginia Republicans for our conventions. I mean if you read Frank Atkinson's books and they talk about nineteen seventy eight. When John Warner ran against Dick Open chain? That was high level. Political debate in that convention went on in two to three four. Am in the morning because it was a strategy by Warner to get open chains delegates and this is all in Frank Atkinson. Both for McGuire. Woods Warner was doing it to try. John Warner not mark. John Warner was trying to get open. Shane's delegates to leave because it was a Saturday evening and they would leave if you go to church on Sunday morning and that and that goes into we're still having those fights about primary versus convention and to this day and even right now in twenty twenty. We're having our leadership elections in the Republican Party. Virginia and the very first question out of people's mouth is primary versus convention delegates. Are you primarily or convention? There was a great book written not that long ago called the wisdom of Crowds. The more people that make a decision. The better that decision probably is and so I'm a primary person because that's what I believe. It can't be a minority that make a decision for leadership. It also shouldn't be a group that fits a certain I guess demographic or is set of people those so those that have large families that are busier. Sometimes have or those that are more distant. I South West. Virginia Sometimes have a harder time getting at the conventions on my side of the state Our military obviously should be heavily involved in allowed to participate which is hard in the convention as opposed to a primary many cases But I've always believed there's a value in in the larger. The crowd that participates and that always happens in a primary over a convention. Well let's talk about one particular convention that I find particularly fascinating. The two thousand thirteen conventional leading into this It was can. The Republican candidates for governor were Cancun Ellie. And a former Lieutenant Governor Bill bolling bowling one of the primary. Kucha wanted a convention and so the leadership of the party ended up going with the convention it was viewed by some people as hostile takeover of the party. Bowling dropped out so by the time the convention actually happened at the Coliseum in Richmond Cuccia. Elliot's sort of the unopposed candidate for governor. But then you had this bizarre wild primary for Lieutenant Governor that had many candidates and the guy that emerged out of that was w Jackson that Colt Hall talk about the two thousand thirteen convention. And what that says about what happens when you have a convention so I was a part of that. I was helping out my good friend Pete Snyder when he was running for Lieutenant Governor Ed It was insane because you had so it started way back in about two thousand twelve. There was coochy. Nellie and bowling and Kuch does a hostile takeover to steal a business term all the state Central Committee of the Republican Party Virginia literally sweeping out of those low hanging fruit of the state central committee and then they immediately switch it from a Republican primary for Governor to a Republican convention at Raucus Republican convention. What happens is bowling drops out? Then we have a seven way convention fight for Lieutenant Governor which include some big names if you think about back in the day it was Scotland. Filter was in that fight Jean Marie Davis Tom. Davis's wife and State. Senator was in that fight too You had Susan Simpson. From the Stafford County Board supervisors you had and then all of a sudden and corey sewer at the time West Africa and Steve Martin So we had a lot of people in that fight and then all of a sudden we get to the convention hall and there's a two way race for attorney general that year it was raw bill and Markova chain. And it's literally if you're a Republican picking between like you know Rob Bell and Markova chain is like picking you know an out ear mercedes-benz. They're both good cars. They're both great. It's just your personal preference. I thought you were GONNA say choosing between the Electric Chair and lethal injection. Larkin robber our good friends of mine I would. I love both I was a mark guy so we get to the convention and all those delegates vote on ballot. One ballot one takes place in one. Pm We get to ballot to rob bell gets kicked out. And E W Jackson comes along and he has made this fiery speech and all of his people have these little and it sounds so stupid now to think of it. They had those little candles that you get at Christmas time. That had the little plastic light in them. And it's like let liberty light the way and everybody's holding up candles in dark calc- of and all those delegates who came to vote for rob bill will now. They're sitting there and they have nothing else to do so they're like well fuck it. Let's vote through. W because he made a good speech and then you have to channel and E W who are the farthest right? We have ever been as party Let let's be real. E W STEWART. Until Corey Stewart. Let I stand corrected not to be outdone. Dodd blessing. I mean this as we would say down South West. Virginia bless your heart. If you told me that somebody could run to the right of bill bolling like a year before it happened. I would have laughed. You out of the room. Oh my God and he was called the Hanover Hunt He. Let's remember that bill bolling used to be called the Hanover Hon. Because he was so damn conservative and then we go from the hand over hand to now. He's this rhino establishment big government loser and we can't talk to him anymore which was not my opinion. That was the opinion of the kitchen l. e. people and it was like you know we went. We had this weird like and I. I couldn't understand it. I as a young operative. I did not understand bill. Bolling was a strong conservative and all of a sudden he's not anymore. It's it's almost like to bring up my good friend. Mark Open chain you know. Mark Open chain is considered the establishment. Now and I literally go. I literally look at these people. And they said Marco can change the establishment. I go what the hell are you talking about? He started the conservative caucus in the Virginia Senate with Cancun L. And now you're GONNA call him the establishment. What it like I would like the weed. You're smoking because it sounds really great. Bleach you know one of the thirteen convention with Kucha Verse Bowling. They really go back. Also to the two thousand nine Republican Party primary nomination process where you had who cinelli running for Attorney General and you had bill bolling of course Lieutenant Governor and then by McDonnell for governor and. That was the last time that you had the Republican Trifecta. And that's where these inter-party fight start boiling over right. And so we have two thousand nine. There was a convention and the only competitive race that year at the convention was Cancun Cinelli versus a guy by the name of John. Brownlee in John Brownlie was our US attorney here in roanoke and he represented the western district of Virginia. Glenn is nodding his head and John. Brownlee was the establishment pick. And if you remember that. Was the tea party. Wave here and everybody talked about. Cancun actually pulled up that speech this morning before we recorded it and there was so many people waving Gadston flags as they talk about. You know the marriage amendment and culture wars and and that's how King Cucci came to prominence. Because all he could do was fight. Culture wars and Virginian stopped caring about culture awards Virginians. You know the great thing about Virginia politics now as we've got through this process is that we're starting to get people who don't care about the culture war you know but back then that's all we ever talked about and it was pretty sad and discussing all we could talk about was who's having sex with. Who and WHO's you know it it? It really frustrated me to watch coach. Anneli who took over the Party and then drove us into the ground and it really kind of broke my heart to see how kinks Nellie the boogeyman in this situation. I'm curious about two thousand fourteen. Because it throws a wrench into this narrative of conventions producing these ultra conservative candidates in primaries producing ones. That are more moderate because as you recall in two thousand fourteen Brat beat cantor and a primary and Gillespie one in a convention so it doesn't take that logic and turn it upside down. Yes it truly. So that was the first year that everybody's logic got turned on. Its head because you had and that was weyer truthfully. The nastiness of their politics started was the Brat V. Kanner race and it really. Just keep algata hateful. I I mean every Virginia Republican has an opinion on Brat versus Kanter and terrapin. Eric Cantor is one of the most honest and decent good human beings on God's green earth. I love that man. I would crawl across broken glass for that. May and Dave Brat. I hate him so much because he he took our Party and made it a cartoon. He didn't believe. Let me let me state this very clear. He didn't believable. Shit he was saying. Because truthfully tape Brat anybody remembers was an appointee of Tim. Kaine number one an economic advisor to ten CAIN and also an economic advisor to Walter. Stash at Walter Stash as you remember was one of the biggest moderate. Republicans in the brand's doesn't add up exactly so you've got a guy who works for Walter Stash and Tim Kaine to moderate politicians and in all he comes out and talks about is immigration immigration immigration. It's opportunism is what it is at. Its finest and then it gets elected and the only bill that Dave Brat ever got to the president's desk and signed was to name an arboretum at the. Va Hospital in Richmond. He got nothing accomplished. He was so opportunistic. Ed He I mean it's proven that Democrats voted in that primary to get Brat in there and it's something that truly as a Republican breaks my heart because he used all the opportunism and the ugly parts of the tea party movement. There are good people the tea party movement but there are bad actors in there and Brat used that movement to kind of excite certain people and then you know there were Democrats who voted in that primary for breath and.
"glenn davis" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"I mean I've been go. Legislators in the urban area sat back and the Republicans Democrats in southwest just had added. You know for an hour on the floor so but there was that dialogue and I think that's what we miss like. I said I I think a lot of bitter false choice and I think that's evident now if you look at the number of firearms being sold today and even the interviews. The media has done with people that said I I you know. I wasn't really kind of pro gun. I never thought I own a gun. But given what's going on there at the stores right now you know buying a firearm for the protection of their family. And you don't tell me that those are not the people that would also be willing to sit down and engage in a dialogue on the. What if scenarios? But you know you can only put your San so far and say we're not gonNA talk about it on an issue that people talk about around the kitchen table and don't think it's GonNa come back and blow up in your face. Give us an alternative scenario for what should have happened or could have happened and that special session. So I'm hearing some second guessing here of Speaker Cox and leader Gilbert that. They dug their heels into the sand and said No. We're not going to have this discussion. They shut it down so there was no discussion. Walk US through an alternative scenario where there was discussion. What if anything could happen in special session? Well look I don't like the plate Oncho Quebec and I have tremendous respect for your costs. I am when I was an aid. I think he was a great speaker. We disagree on some things but I mean I disagree with my wife. Something so But an amazing man and I think they were making the decisions. They thought most appropriate For Virginia and for a party at that time and obviously I wasn't privy to those conversations around such tables but I do believe that there was an example Jason Miatas. I thought had a very unique take on a piece of legislation that was it was not a red flag bill but it helped solve the due diligence piece or the due process piece on that which is what ever. Republican has a process with right. Don't take away my rights before I have my day in court and Jason was getting to that and and Jason is probably the most pro second amendment people. You'RE GONNA find. I'm one you know but let that play out. Let that dialogue play out. Let's you know. Let's start betting that legislation. Maybe there's still some piece that needed to change but that didn't happen. There were some good bills put in That I think needed to afford to have the dialogue to spend more time and perception is reality right. It doesn't matter whether we had robust discussion. Didn't what the public perceived is that we went up. We introduced bills and I will tell you we did the right thing on that first day because you cannot so was. I forgot how many bills were dropped for that special session. Some of them dropped within twenty four hours by that special session and two for the Democrats to come after us because we refused to vote on those bills. Give me a break. Were them was levine's assault weapons ban that the Democrats in the Senate didn't vote for this. She of it right so give me time to vet these bills and make sure that they understand what the heck they're doing but then yes let's come back. West had this robust discussions. And let's make sure it's done in a manner that the public perceives that we were having that because whether it did or didn't that wasn't their perception I would also point out as a democratic strategist policies that punish the end user. Tend to not be very popular with your voters in the long term. Election Cycle to election cycle is one thing but you know there are long term trends to consider here and it might be a better strategy if I were advising the Democratic majority now to consider going after the manufacturers and availability of firearms and that stuff and just like when drugs are on the street. People are gonNA use drugs when guns are on the street. People are gonNA use guns And now you have the unintended consequence With the red flag law that generally of course I support. I'm a good Democrat But I would point out that with now you could have several hundred thousand to millions of people die here in just the next few weeks and there is going to be a lot of mental health strain on Americans around the country. You don't want to disincentivize people to get the help and treatment that they need. You also don't want to have necessarily guns in those situations either. Which is why I say you want to go after the manufacturers you know we can have smart bio triggers an imprint. If you if we wanted to take public policy in that direction punishing the end user can only get you so far as a party in my opinion piggybacking on that Thomas. One of my colleagues mallory no pain with. Btf Did a really interesting report where she talked to some experts about the difference between going after hardware and banning hardware versus banning transactions and domestic relations and and basically a lot of the experts that she talked to said anytime you ban something. It just does not work. You don't get the end result that you want. Whereas if you go after transactions or who develop of stuff or you know domestic relations or like that say much more effective way of changing behavior versus banning assault weapons or banning bump stocks which typically does not have the result that you would look for so it's better to ban them by preventing someone from manufacturing them or decreasing supply. Because I still think that backfires on you as well I mean I think the public is very keen to see right through that and not only that I would tell you that I I think the gun manufacturers behind closed doors may not mind it. I mean the lower the supply the higher demand the higher. The price hell you. You're building their.
"glenn davis" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"And we've gone from that to Vance. Wilkins had problems. He got acid. You know and then we go to bill and Kirk Cox Cox is an amazing man and then now we're at Eileen and sometimes I just like I sit back end. This whole rules fight just. I'm watching that unfold and I'm sitting at my work computer. I don't work in politics. Politics is my hobby as I'm sending work computer reading the rich and times this fashion Virginia Mercury and like the Bungling of the rules. And they they don't have the committee assignments out and like everything's in chaos and a text. My buddies down there that are L. A.'s and stuff and I'm like what is going on. Where is where is the organization because Wink Kirk Cox ran the house when Bill especially when bill? How're in it? There was execution Swish Watch perfection. And then we get over Arlene. Lean and we get Shirley hearing and I was watching this year as the conference. Kennedy's were debating well into the night on a Saturday night. They have sent it off well into the night eleven pm. Eleven thirty and I'm just sitting there with a glass of wine. Like what are they doing like an? And that's that's the thing I've noticed is just the absolute you know going from where you know. When I started in politics. It was Bill Hal as speaker of the House. And you know and then you go into Kirk Cox and Kirk is very well educated man and then we go into I lean and not say she's not educated but just felt like this organization and it felt like everybody was everything was on fire. And everybody's running around like crazy delegate Davis maybe you can provide some insight onto this. My guess is the outgoing. Republican majority probably didn't do too many administrative favors for the incoming Democratic majority would that maybe contribute to some of the confusion at the very beginning of session. Well we we weren't given a chance I mean. Here's the tough part for speaker. Philip Gordon. Coming in You Know I. I've worked with her on committees and I think very highly of her and she has done you know a a lot of things this year and has a very tough roll but walking in the door. The people that had the institutional knowledge of how to run that like clockwork You know our clerk immediately is replaced. Now is political position. I understand that you know she probably would have been run up the five head. She kept them I understand that he he knew it was political literally reached out to her and said. I understand you know. I can't stay in nothing. I you know. It was extremely professional in the transition. But when you don't have the individuals that have been tasked with for a long time running that body efficiently from an administrative perspective. You'RE GONNA lose that flow and I think that's what happened I think our our president clerk is very capable but when you replace the clerk and the speaker and the majority all at one time like I said there's that learning curve and then you take another level one thing. I had never seen in my time in the Virginia House is so many complete substitutes of legislation in full committee or on the floor. I mean I've got one of the biggest bills coming to us And on the floor and it's a substitute and were expected to understand it and roll with the same day. I've got a problem. Can you explain that real quick? Why is it significant that these bills come out not as substitutes but as vetted committee substitutes? Maybe not floor substitute sure so Virginia. It deals with ticket on two thousand bills. I don't know what the final number was this year over. Three thousand bills now in with this was a sixty day session. So that's a ton of bills and We have crossover right so the majority those bills start on the House. Side and halfway through thirty days were expected to get through all these bills and we have their in that. Obviously this year thirty days in we have a very efficient committee process. Every bill comes in it goes to subcommittee at that point. Those of us on that subcommittee will be read. The bill when you're standing bill The public is to testify. There's should be. We can talk about. This later. Should be robust discussion about that. Bill If there's some changes or substitutes that happens there if it passes out of subcommittee goes to full committee if it doesn't instead thrust of the year don't hear about it again. It goes to full committee unlike subcommittee that has seven of us Commute about twenty. And once again robust discussion you may see some amendments or substitution in full committee. And that's fine. It's still gives us that chance to bet it all out. And then it goes to the floor for full discussion and in many cases I'll give you an example courts of justice in years past. I'm not an attorney by trade if I knew that. Have Bill came out of courts of justice that survey when he was a delegate if I had albo and servile and bell all you know supporting that bill. I knew this is probably a good deal for Julia and get A. You know a bipartisan agreement. On their bills for example written amazing job on a very large piece of legislation Regarding energy policy this year but that was one of those bills that it was. I mean almost. It would be substituted out on the floor. Big changes to clean energy economy. Act Was the Anti-discrimination bill that was coming through. I mean that hits the floor on a substitute and that bill. We weren't allowed to take by for the day so we had a chance to go through it and were forced to literally and has a floor substitute of all things so those we don't get to see in the dance right. It gets filed it up perhaps nations with. I had this year being a quick system. That is assistant. We see these things on so it hits were voting on all these bills trying to keep up with all these other votes. The outing one you know gets passed by temporarily still not time to actually go through it. All in there were expected to take a vote on. That's not it's still provides an efficient process but that is not a process that allows Proper due diligence of legislation In that's not. I think what her body was meant to how we met the process We have a committee system for reason and the expectation is when a bill hits the floor if there are changes they're small they're minor and they're easily understandable on how the impact other parts of the legislation not robust substitutes. However you know one part of this process that has received some criticism is the conference committee. We've actually talked about this on the podcast. There are a lot of changes that are made at the very last minute in conference committee and lawmakers have very little chance to look at those changes a really good example of this is last year. Wendy redistricting and then they came forward. There was all kinds of stuff and the conference committee version of that Bill. That was not in the earlier versions right so I hear what you're saying about the committee's having the chance to things and you had very little time to look at the floor substitutes but the other side of that argument is looking down the time line. Eventually you're handed a conference report that you have very little time to look at right. Well so the redistricting bill. I don't remember having that many changes because if you remember if you look at the introduce language in the Senate bill and which is very different than the introduced language in the House Republican Bill Right. I mean so. The language that was passed last year was written by House. Dis All the Senate by caucus members. I think were CO patrons on that bill is significantly. That was the bill that allowed the eight and eight are bill in. The House prevented any legislator from serving on District District Committee which is kind of ironic discussions this year So what happened was we ended up adopting being forced to adopt via the Senate and House. Tease the Senate language which wasn't new to us because that came over prior year. So yes it is It was changed significantly from the House version but we already seen that language because almost all already in the Senate bill. The stuff that happened this year was out of the blue. It wasn't a you know a bill being amended to look like the Senate bill. It was flat out brand new language. The other really big thing that happened. This year was the gun. Day protests and which more or less. Shut down the General Assembly or felt like at shut down the journal clear. You guys still did your business. But from the public's perspective It was hard to move around Do you think the Democrats played this right? Where they from their perspective did all the low hanging fruit in year. One and they'll come back and do civil liability in the future or do you think that. Democrats made a huge mistake here by poking a Hornet's nest with the gun right's activist community. Oh I think that they messed up and not just because of that. It is poorly written legislation. I think I've seen which is why some stuff got dead in the Senate and why some stuff got changed. I mean you know there's a reason why Levine's bill childhood childhood against it because he looked at the language and realized the problems that it was going to happen when you have begun bill written by people that don't understand firearms you kind of have a problem and a whole bunch of unintended consequences. I mean look at the look at the bill to That changed or increase penalties To one the five years in prison for recklessly Having a firearm around someone under the age of eighteen that could endanger life or limb. And there's a reason why that God bill to the Senate. They decrease those penalties as much as I possibly could save realized. Oh my God is the most ambitious language we've ever seen granted that language exists today. But it's the two hundred fifty dollars penalty not one to five years in prison Goto the background. Check Bill. Where it actually is so in the status quo today you do not have to disclose If you have been under a temporary detention order and subsequently go to voluntarily a mission for help for mental illness you don't have to disclose that today now. We can argue whether you should or shouldn't but when you put that in the new bill and now someone realizes if I go for temporary help it's going to prevent me from getting a firearm down the road my family. We've just given a reason for people not to see help. Tell me that was a piece to having that background bill. So the overreach was astronomical. I thought we were going to have discussions philosophical discussions on firearms this year and and policies. We didn't need to give me a piece of legislation. Written that was written. Would that was not written poorly with a lot of unintended consequences. You're not gonNA find one I would love to hear both of your perspectives on this past election and the influence or not influenced guns had on that election so leading into that election. There was that special session. The governor called lawmakers to Richmond and the Republican leadership made the determination that nothing was gonna come out of that special session. Was that a mistake. I think that there needed to be more robust discussion. I remember walking the district go into events and so many voters Republicans. Moderate Democrats were stuck between two false choices. They didn't like the policies that Democrats were talking about but they also didn't like the fact that Republicans wouldn't even have the conversation. And that's the quagmire that I think we found ourselves in China. I found myself in trying to explain as I was needing the voters during the election. I will speak up and say that one of the bravest souls during the special session. We're sitting on that podcast with Glenn Davis. Because he was one of the few and one of the very few. There was a minority of Republican. Legislators who said we'll maybe there is a solution and then all of a sudden Todd Gilbert who I not the biggest fan of decides okay. We're just GONNA turn it and call today. Boom there were done. We can't tell people who have real problems and I mean my name's Colt because my dad loves Cole Pistols. We love guns and our family either. That is not alive named Mathew Cole Hall because of Cult. But we have to show them that we have a vision and we have an ability to talk about these issues and care and show compassion and todd. Gilbert Cox. Love hate them. Whatever didn't show a vision. And they just said we don't care we're only doing the NRA's bidding band session done. When I was just saying I'd point out that there's probably a difference in the politics between suburban voters in rural voters When it comes to firearms in in rural Virginia at least it's often a way of life with hunting and all the family Traditions that go on with that Or even just target shooting. You don't have to be hunting right. There's nothing wrong with shooting at a bucket or something like that in the backyard. If you've got enough space on your property for it But then in the suburbs dialogue is well you know. I don't want my kid to get shot at school Can you guys just like keep the guns at home right so I think there's a difference clearly in the suburban vote which used to be reliably Republican. And you're now seeing the rise of the suburban women voting for Democrats because there's like eighty percent at least at the Virginia electorate agreed at least during the campaign with the democratic. Talking points around guns on that issue but but but the word that you said that so important is dialogue. Show me where the dialogue was. Even I I've always believed that you don't necessarily get support and respect someone agrees with you. You get support respect because you show up you willing to have the conversations you will explain why you feel the way you do and I think that's where a lot of this was missed. You're right I mean I remember one of the most interesting debates oversaw as an aide was the whole concept of of bringing a rifle the school..
"glenn davis" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Your head doesn't explode because we have the PODCAST RECORD. So let's get right into the theme of our podcast as listeners. Know is the transition of power. Republicans have been in charge in the General Assembly for two decades. Now Democrats are in charge and they've got the TRIFECTA 'cause they also have the governor all the statewide so Delegate Davis let's start with you You spent most all of your time until recently in the majority what is it like to suddenly find yourself in the minority an afterthought and don't really have much to do. You don't have much power. What has the transition been like for you. it's definitely different. You know It's not the first time that I've been in this body in the minority. I was McDonald's aid in the mid ninety S in braggers aid in the early nineties when the Democrats had I think sixty six and the Republicans had thirty so I remember what it was like. A scene others go through it. It's not that bad back then. Never Mind Republicans being scared of Tom. Austin Dick Campbell. Democrats were scared at Tom. Watson dickey while so It was definitely a little bit more heavy handed There is still a era of working together. as there was when the Republicans were in the majority but it is different You know to sit there and see really bad. Bills come in front of you in subcommittee and Committee in other darn thing you can do about. It is really tough I didn't sign up to be in the minority. I signed up to continue moving Virginia forward on helping Virginians and This was a little bit different die. You really couldn't get lead was playing defense knowing that it almost didn't matter and you just have to pray when things got to the Senate can I ask. Glenn was the three bill thing that Dickie cranwell did. I know there was a big conversation in the Susan's Schweiker episode about the next three bills get killed. Was that a thing back in the day. Like I WANNA know because Susan said it was not it was B S. I want to know. Is that real so? I don't know I heard this rumor says well. I don't know if it was up to three things it would not surprise me And it would not surprise me if there is a lot more things behind the scenes. But Yeah you you did not take on. Dickey cranwell back in those days Republican or Democrat. So just for the record. I spent some time looking at this and speaker. Howell told me that he personally witnessed. This happened with the three fingers. Kirk Cox told me that he personally witnessed this happened. They actually saw it happen. So there I witnesses to it. I also interviewed Dickey cranwell and he denied it so Susan's Wecker also denied it so We actually have totally divergent opinions about reality here in terms of whether it happened or not. So delegate Davis. You're not an eyewitness to this I take it. I am not. I was an aid and we did not have streaming back. Then do not have Internet back then. so Did Not have a chance to witnesses witness it but definitely heard stories so. I didn't realize that you are around us an aid for the Dickie Cranwell era so talk about what the old school Democrats were like when they were in the majority. Oh it was. It was extremely heavy handed. And you could get away with that. I guess back in those days because things were strained in powerplays didn't become public till well after session even at that you know it. It definitely obviously was not a ratio of seats on committees. Like there's now based on your ratio in the house or the Senate there were some Republicans. I believe there was a few. That didn't even have committees so Wouldn't make sure that we understand what we're talking about here with the ratio so when the old school Democrats were empower. They loaded up their committees with Democrats and there were way more. Democrats on the committee's than Republicans and that did not reflect the ratio in the overall house explained what that actually looked like and what that meant. That just meant that. There was an overwhelming majority of Democrats on the community to make sure that whatever that agenda was that year could get through it ensured that Republicans were not on certain. You know on committees that could benefit them There were penalties for a certain things and it was definitely more reflective of to the winner goes to spoils much more so than exists today. So that's something definitely that also politics that you hear about back in those days and I've also heard stories about bill's being sent to committees. That literally never met like they didn't exist and so when you sent them to. The committee just died And then also the Democrats would have these committee. The Old School Democrats. Have these committee meetings. That went very very late into the night like one. Am and the chairman would say to this freshman Republican Sorry Dude we're not going to hear your bill you know it's like it's am you've been sitting there for like six or seven hours and they're not even going to listen to the bill right. Oh yeah and so a powerplay that thin. I'll give you a story for one. Legislator worked with That he ran on elected school boards and he was in the committee. Obviously this was a freshman legislator they were not gonNa let him get something like this out. The bill comes up the bill dies. You know once again. This is prior to cell phones right. So you're not texting your legislative. You're running pages all over the place with notes trying to get the legislature so the bills that had voted on were voted Onto Democrats. And you know a number of Democrats and Republicans left that committee to go to another committee. They had someone run around. Bring the Republicans back. Moved the reconsider that bill reconsidered? It voted it back to committee and all of a sudden. That's how that bill to the floor. Job That legislator was immediately. Brought up to the speaker's office and told that that bill is not going anywhere and next year. Democrats going to put that bill gear the bill and it will pass and that's what transpired so that was the definition of power play back in those days. Those kinds of stories are just completely fascinating to me because I got to serve as an aide win. The house stems were in the minority and I cannot conceive of that much organization coming out of that caucus We all the impression seems to be that the Republican Party when they were in the majority just had Just the complete working knowledge of the rules could run circles around the the Democratic Caucus at least in the house you know the Senate is always different But it didn't matter what we tried. You guys were better at it than we were as Democrats and how I watch from the outside the Democratic Caucus now have to govern I see the manifestation of a lot of the arguments and discussions that had behind the scene. Start to play out in their own way on the floor right so There's a big fight in the caucus on the redistricting amendment right and that goes onto the floor Some of the Labor bills on minimum wage winds up on the floor having a fight right and these are things that boil over quietly from behind the caucus closed caucus door meetings. That they can't resolve right. So how do you compare the current Democratic Caucus which arguably is still just you know getting at sea legs under it to the Republican caucus when they were in the majority and if you can step back and just how would you rate speaker Filler corn? Compared to you know Tom Moss and and some of the other democratic speakers you were around for well I mean so. I was only around for Tom. Moss and keep in mind that when the Democrats majority when I was in aid They had been in the majority for decades just like the Republicans were when I was elected. Right I mean. That was a time of Thomas. Sticky cranwell hundred Andrews. Amin and that party had been in charge. You know in power for decades so they had it down to a science move forward to may be elected in twenty thirteen and being seated in fourteen and the Republicans had been in the majority for a couple of decades right. You I mean that that doesn't that organization that discipline doesn't happen in one year or two years. It happens over time It fast forward to this year. I think there's two things that impacted the efficiency of of the House of delegates this year Was there is a learning curve. I mean when a new party takes over for the first time in decades. There's going to be that learning curve. The second thing is so many members of the Democrat Party were young New Right. I mean what up half of the Party I think of their caucus was elected in the last four years. So you have subcommittee chairs with two years their belt. And it's not that it's a new person becoming a subcommittee chair because a funeral thing about bringing no. I really don't care about seniority. But it's having the experience of sitting there and watching different unique circumstances come in the play and how to handle them and a lot of cheers have didn't have that experience of seeing that type of stuff occur prior so when it occurred with them they kind of you know had been through a couple of times as a watching so. I think that's part of the equation. The second thing is over the course of the elections that I have seen as a member of the House of delegates when we were in the majority we never had a influx of new members of the caucus that had a ideological difference with the existing members right and all of a sudden now. I would say that you've got almost half a caucus that fundamentally disagrees maybe with that existing group of of caucus members that had been there and the fights that are probably haven't happening in caucus are boiling over onto floor. A little bit and part of. It's because it's not just a few people that may disagree pockets. It's almost half the caucus. I've always said the job of a speaker is extremely difficult because not only do they preside over the whole house of delegates but their job is really to prevent a mutiny inside their own caucus and in many of the the a big issues that we dealt with in the majority now the other party is dealing with a majority so I think that is a new more on display than now matt. I'd love to get your perspective as a senior contributor for bearing drift looking at Richmond. Looking at what happened this year. What has the transition been like for you. So I think about when I'm hearing this conversation with Glenn I think about the old days and I think about when we when you know. I think about when Vance Wilkins took charge the majority when I was like a kid and I hear the old stories from my dear friend. Morgan Griffith about when Vance Wilkins and Morgan Griffith ran that house. The delegates like it was clockwork and it was just switched watch expertise..
"glenn davis" Discussed on The Jump
"He's trying to hold on to the wolves. So Paul, let's get right to it. Do you think the Timberwolves experiment is going to pay off considering all the stuff going around these wolf steam understand what tips is trying to do because he's had players that he's wore what he was comfortable with. But those players are pastors, their prime, this team, Chicago, the top defensive team. They won't be that Minnesota because your team is built around your young stars. You gotta try to get them to buy in and when you're comfortable like that usually doesn't work out. You know, Doc Rivers brought me into the clippers Glenn Davis San. He bought Jeff green all who we play for him under the Celtics. So. Gracious. That's what it is, but I just don't see that working out. Then the young guys, they're like, this is our team, you know, and then the old bulls come in and like, this is the way things should be done, but that's not how it works. Now, this is a new generation back. Did you find when you were at the clippers? Was there some of that with? You know we wasn't. We weren't all at the same time. You know, Glenn Davis, Jeff green came in and I came in, but you know, he has all his old guys. They're the same time, and I wouldn't be surprised if no ends up there this year also, so that that'd be odd situation. That'd be kinda weird. I'm with Paul on this. I think anything creates a bigger issue in the locker room potentially because you have these different factions now with these teams. But to your point, there are two things coaches do when they also run the show from a personnel standpoint, and that's they bring in players they're familiar with that they coached or whatnot or players who beat there. But basically when they're on the other side of it. So we have this situation here with Tibbs and ultimately Laghouat. Dang is not gonna tip the scales in the western con. Imagination. No, absolutely not, but you're right. He is thirty three years old. I think he still has something left in the tank, but I just think Tibbs is going to run into this situation where a lot of coaches run into this. It's just too much to handle to handle the coaching day-to-day stuff and handle the personnel day-to-day stuff. I mean in canton really of the case where technically pop has thority over all of it, but obviously are Cebu for doing so much of that work in that department is doing so much of that work. Have you seen it work in basketball? You've been in the ins and outs of this league for so many years. Does it work when one guys doing everything? No, not at all. You need something to come from the leaders on the team. They need a new voice at times because the coach GM manager, you know, you don't wanna hear that constant voice until allow voice. He doesn't really allow a lot of people to speak, but I think maybe it is. It could be a good thing to bring in day because he's another boys as a player, and you need that in the locker room. Somebody respect. He's not brought over there to tip the scales, not at all. We all know that, but he can be another leader in the locker room to get the other young is to buy into what he's preaching and he needs that. But you know how much respect to these other guys in the locker room have to further your point. I did one of their. I did that first playoff game in Minnesota against the rockets, their first game, fourteen years, and the lack of relationships within the locker room was palpable and I was there for two days. Okay. And you could tell that there was real discord in that particular locker, one of their quick thing by the way you mentioned the way tweet..
"glenn davis" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Are, efforting at Oliver who is an amazing player is guys amazing player and that's coming up in just. A few. Moments huge call. Also still ahead try to give away. The masterbuilt smoker Best contribution gets it. Got a few that I'm. Looking at and if you do not win today remember to take your. Shot tomorrow also things I want to get to teddy Bridgewater which I mentioned also big, baby Glenn Davis in the news he's had a. Pretty good run less several weeks by pretty, good run I mean not a good run at all these rock going well for him in retirement. And we'll. Get to that. If not this segment then sometime tomorrow And if you did not get a chance to respond to react to what we, talked about regarding Ohio State. The be time for, that also tomorrow So as I'm efforting all right I want to get into some long form. Rant to open it up to you because I am trying to give away that smokers still one eight hundred six three six eight six eight six Make the most of the opportunity efforting a guest you have a chance to get through let's go to Richmond Bob in Richmond humidity in Bob how are you Jim. Love the show Have you bought what's up for three days to try and win a masterbuilt smoker and, the competition spoken your which is great to put on the smoker today will be another data you get from the jungle and sauce and slapped on Iraq cooked on the low temperature with, a long spoke sauna and your carcass. Removed for all jungle catch to enjoy. Only the biggest strongest the I, in the jungle. Health urban onto smoker, also term three strikes You don't like How.
"glenn davis" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Well thank you know you have a lot to do we really appreciate you coming by today they have cue listening to paul finebaum show podcast wide is in georgia and you're on the air hello clyde hello how are you it's my first time calling i've listened a lot and wonderful i'm a buying person i live alone i'm a retired police officer i lost my vision in law enforcement and and i'm every college football fan from many many many years ago and i won't touch on something about the old school football with you might even go back further than you because i think that you probably be my junior the truth was known and i'm glad to hear some somebody's junior yeah right i used to enjoy football ever served you have two million when we watched we didn't watch we listen to it on the radio there was no television and we'd several gather around and listen to whoever was only air that time might be georgia tech played in tennessee or some other teams but i listen to the notre dame army football a lot back then those were the heyday is for those schools as you may real no no sure and back in the ford is at two fellers air for army doc blanchard and glenn davis oh oh sure sure i believe they referred to mr inside mr outside that is correct and i called her there football a lot and also fathered notre dame when they had boards like johnny liu jack in there and all of your remember him.
"glenn davis" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Okay well those astros had nine walk off wins and let's see oh my goodness okay july nineteenth through july twenty third they walked off against the mets and roger mcdowell twice than they walked off against jeff reardon floyd yeoman's and tim burke we had a craig reynolds walkoff humber on the ninth we had a kevin bass walkoff fielder's choice that's boring in the fifteenth then we had a jose cruz walk off single against jeff reardon than we had a glenn davis walk off home run then we had davey lopes walk off single scoring dickie thon has been fun i assume it was to combine and that was in the eleventh so they had five consecutive walkups wins including three in extra innings which is pretty sensational only two of them came with nobody out so there was a little bit of drama but how did that astros team actually do entry six wins were pretty good and let's say they lost in the right they lost in the nfc s two mets so yeah that's funny they was to the mets whom they walked off against twice in that streak let's see before the off streak they won three nothing against the mets and after the walk three one nine two three it's the phillies but yeah i his really nothing else to do here that's a lot of walk off wins and rowen ultimately they still often the playoffs baseball's me and in september they lost consecutive walk off games to all right sam says what is the mendoza line for wrc plus so of course everyone knows the those align named after marian does a it is a two hundred batting average which mendoza was usually hovering around so sam says that is the wrc plus below which is impossible for a fulltime player to be an above replacement level major league player basically how bad in offense a player can a player be and still provide sufficient positive value to make them playable i'm not sure exactly the best way to enter this question but i did find that in two thousand seventeen billy hamilton had the lowest wrc plus of any qualified better who finished above one.
"glenn davis" Discussed on Mickstape: The Barstool Basketball Podcast
"But when big baby glenn davis start selling weed allegedly he didn't even say allegedly he just said he was gonna get his day in court i'm seeing from me not you at no no point in his video to try and disprove anything did he actually disprove anything in fact i argued he proved it further with his video doing life now he i said in my blog it looked like he was like the movie villain who knows like the the guy in like inspector gadget who just sits with the cat like that guy you just know is always gonna get his plans foiled and lose two and big baby with like as to who has a briefcase full of money like no legal transactions have ever gone now of the briefcase full of money i'm owning a brew faced with money right now as the tom and jerry's cousin these vix come storming in shoulder i if you found this house out watching the games and was like big baby got a risk i cela we and i was like big baby dram but was the first big oh no that would make that would make more sense a lot more sent big davis no like not only have the the briefcase not everytime you see like someone carrying around tons of cash it's always unlike louis vitton backpack always never a briefcase like charlie sheen in the eighty s going to buy a bunch of cocaine.
"glenn davis" Discussed on WCHS
"Who have uv the mantras book goal carryover are spread attack uh forth they'll do very similar to it that we had a riverside fit all kinds of school record them um yeah we just want to be found in all phases and uh yeah the areas known for office we will make known for defense well have you gotten to know is some of the players the familiarise yourself with your guy's yet or is that something now you'll you'll take over here the next couple of months uh we been with weights relief factor school yeah are really good pernell your great young man uh work really hard you know eager for a fresh start and not i could tell them all the time guys what we're what we're going to do simple but it's not easy and uh something that would continue to talk about uh we're gonna we're gonna always talk about at nitro you know we tropical nitro boot so uh we're gonna talk about tnt team working toughness along with our when the day uh philosophy so our guy they're bought their buying into it and uh sunday watched them work right now well i'll let a lotta people know this must which gears on you hear a little bit bummer keep it on the coaching side i i would guess that as a head coach for west virginia high school football your family has the most major league baseball wins out of anybody in this day i'll let people know that data's storm davis won over a hundred and ten games in a in a uh what 1214 year major league baseball career so obviously your dad and and what your step on goal in glenn davis adopted uncle glenn davis who is a power hitting first baseman for the astros he had this baseball background you'd grew up around major league baseball ugo when you become a football head coach played football in college now football head coach tell me about that transition you grew up in a baseball family now you're a football had coach how that happened her you know i got cut from the middle school baseball team a seventh grade and um he's nghien i would just say you know what this football things gone gonna work out for uh.
"glenn davis" Discussed on WJR 760
"If directions you have with government you hate you can't let me get this straight liberals you can't stand the cops you can't stand the dmv uber basically you can't stand any one that represents government and yet you want the government to sanction the cracking open of your chest in the event of in a medical emergency yeah that's not hypocritical at all it requires actual brain dead this you don't wanna say they have that new movie kona flatliners it's a re remake of the oil flat letter when you're debt like that's the liberal bray is here it requires no thinking at all their response to everything is going to be so when you check out i'm telling you you've already bed near most of you their response to anything spor guys even on the phone it's the set of press will get the i'll give you a chance to respond but if i didn't want to cut you we're up against a break so but their response do anything whenever you throw a fact that any kind of fact almost the bad anything like glenn davis is batting average for the houston astros will be like you're you're definitely a racist one hundred per se what i'm talking about glen davis is batting average near doesn't matter your conservative you clearly don't like black people because davis's white it doesn't matter your racist i'm a liberal i don't have anything else you're you're killing me here you're making me fake single payer of course the government garad healthcare what is the government run well nothing but it could definitely hand healthcare 100 percent world geniuses were liberals we can we can crack your chest open do you have any expertise to healthcare carol no no but i vote democrat and i'm sure that congressman i elected yeah he was he was he worked behind the counter at a delhi before we elected he definitely could run the healthcare system he gets it he totally understands it these guys are he's it all right up there by with mark.
"glenn davis" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"To know which one of them is gonna put in the work commensurate of being the number one pick and to be a good citizen in your organization that's why i say that i don't need danny aims to be able to break down the personality of five through thirteen but i need him to know the personality of one through five because i think that's important considering the standard that dave hold them help themselves to on who they do and don't bring into this organisation yeah i don't disagree with any of that i'm just more saying i guess i would find it hard to believe that he doesn't know all those things or have access that information about pretty much everyone that's available in this draft paper that the two guys that people danny ainge fans are never shut up about our glenn davis and ryan gums course and i can tell you for those examples i knew as a college basketball junkie and you'd have to its assume that at least one of them work in all of course rice i know everything about glenn davis ed ryan gums but did you know the glenn davis was going to be literally big baby in that's part of the reason why the guy left because he was known as baby shack before he was ever big baby so there you go i know that he was something of a character before but the personality like i i would have thought the glenn big baby davis at some point would've said all the good team i want a winning team i'm going to get a decent contract i'm a second round guy who's going to have a chance to make some really good money in the nba but no i think i'm shaquille o'neal and i'm going to tell everyone that so maybe there was a whiff there in terms of the the personality thing here's what danny ainge does do and i still do believe they do this in boston.
"glenn davis" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Look we'll give you your full blown casino and glenn davis what they're operating with now now is what the call class to gaming it looks like a slot machine but is basically enter connected they go games will give year class three but you have to promise that even though he had may have somebody leftover from that lance intimate you will try to build anything else here on the valley tribe is a little pinky i guess their their feeling is you know maybe believing that they've been screwed over by tight by the white man their their their wall superstitious they're the little the low suspicious that perhaps there's something else in the in the in the contra have bad attitude of the part of the native american will well out of course well the funny part about that is look between us kids it was that the hall who pulled a fast one back in two thousand to they sack quietly knowing they were looking for property and didn't bother to did to tell anybody who was being told all nothing new in the phoenix area or by the way this a slow provision him here so there's a little a little bit of slime to go around a both sides on this one so considering the fact now that they deal lays that not only did glendale facility but apparently a couple of other casinos have been given some latitude love the the the trade off for example he'll river has been fighting it because they have the casino this closest they have the one down yeah peaking about down fifty first evident they are losing business so what the governor said to kind of make them say look let's just get.