35 Burst results for "Governorship"
Virginia Is Seriously Considering Taxing Residents for Rain
"Listen to this, the fairfax Virginia city manager, guy named Robert stalzer has proposed taxing local residents and businesses for the amount of rainwater that falls on their roofs, driveways and parking lots. This is very similar to the measure they've already adopted in La La Land of Maryland. Now, when they did that a few years ago, that contributed to flipping party control of the governorship and was repealed by the state legislature two years after it imposed the tax. They are seriously talking about taxing residents for rain. It's called impervious services. Surfaces. The revenue, they think it'll be a lot of money. It's called The Rain tax by many. The proposal would establish a new enterprise fund, supported by customer fees that are based on the amount of impervious surface on a property. And the city manager says the current revenues are not sufficient to meet the regulatory infrastructure maintenance and drainage improvement demands of the storm water program. So instead of spending less, the city manager wants to increase taxes based on a fee for service approach under which residents would pay in proportion to the surface area of their roof, driveway, parking lot gravel, concrete surfaces or any man-made feature that creates water runoff resulting from
Glenn Youngkin and Ron DeSantis Are Proof That Local Elections Matter
"Let me ask you something Look at the Commonwealth of Virginia We're going into that if you really want your main focus is who's going to be the next president of the United States That's all you care about As Trump going to run if he runs he's got to be Biden His Biden gonna want Is it gonna be Kamala Are they gonna get rid of her and put in Pete Buttigieg All these things If you're main focus is who's gonna be the president of the United States Let me ask you something Do you think Glenn youngkin And the Republicans sweep that we just saw in the Commonwealth of Virginia three weeks ago Do you think that improves the chances for a Republican to win the Electoral College votes in Virginia Versus should Terry mcauliffe had one Do you think maybe Moving this state the state of Virginia into the red column with regard to its governorship and its statewide leadership at lieutenant governor and attorney general do you think that that may be moves Virginia a little closer to being in play and being a purple state Do you think that governor Ron DeSantis winning a very close election Three years ago In Florida do you think that helped Move Florida more solidly into the red column Do you think that his policies and the way he's governing in Florida moves it even further into the red column where maybe when we get to 24 Florida might not even be the toss up state that it has been Maybe whoever the Republican nominee is won't even have to focus as much energy and time and money as they have in years past in Florida Because desantis and the Republican Party has done such a good job in that state that it's more solid or Republican state than it would have been Do you see what I'm saying Do you see how these local elections actually help put together that puzzle that gives you your Electoral College map
Did the Democrats Intentionally Lose in Virginia?
"Hello, I'm writing to address the governor's election in Virginia. I'm writing to ask what an article I just read on the gateway pundit. Is it possible that Democrats didn't cheat in Virginia because conservatives will focus solely on next year and not fix any fraud that occurred one year ago today? If this is the case, we need to act to secure future elections. Thank you. So basically what they're asking is did they intentionally lose Virginia without cheating? No, I don't believe that. I don't. I think that, oh, so that we would let our guard down. That's what they're basically saying. No, I don't. I don't think that they would give up the governorship of Virginia for some sort of loss leader guard down type strategy. And then we don't have to worry about election integrity in 2020 to 2024. Let me tell you why. Is that the conversation on election integrity was going to happen regardless what happened in Virginia? I do think, though, that they were more scared to engage and involved in Virginia because of how intense we have been about voter integrity over the last year year and a half. I think that they were scared because there were more eyes than ever before that were looking that were viewing that were focusing on exactly what was happening in Virginia and a little bit in New Jersey. When you start talking, you have national conversations about balloting and mail and mail in balloting and signature verification, all these sorts of things, it's a lot harder than to all of a sudden kind of do what you
Tight Virginia race becomes referendum on Biden presidency
"One of the most closely watched elections today is the race for Virginia governor considered a bellwether ahead of next year's midterm elections former governor Terry McAuliffe remains optimistic he'll win a second term we're gonna take the jeans and I accept the well known Democrat who ran the state from twenty fourteen to twenty eighteen has watched an early lead dwindle to a statistical dead heat with Republican businessman Glenn young can tons of momentum I mean I'm not kidding the momentum in this race is something else early on young can have embraced Donald trump's policies but now has sought some distance political analyst Dr Larry Sabato says the tightness of this race sends a signal to national Democrats Republicans will take heart in that end will project this forward rightly or wrongly to November twenty twenty two when a third of the Senate the whole house of representatives and thirty six governorships on the ballot president Biden won the state of Virginia by ten percentage points just last year I'm Jackie Quinn
Judge: Loudoun County Teen Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Classmate in Girls' Bathroom
"You are seeing in loudon county Virginia and this is new out of loudon county, Virginia. That parents that have children in loudoun county Virginia, 54% of them are going to vote Republican or for young kid. So The Washington Post came out and they were like, oh, the story is very misleading of what's happened in loudoun county. But guess what allowed in county judge, this is breaking in the last 24 hours, finds boy in a skirt, guilty of raping, female student and girls bathroom remember we talked about the story, and the media told us that this wasn't true. The victims have been vindicated, and their parents demand apology and kids walk out of their classroom and protest against schools. This couldn't be happening at a worse time for Terry mcauliffe. This is hit a apex where all of a sudden, in Virginia. And let me just reemphasize this. I said this yesterday. Virginia, this is the ruling class governorship. This is the place where you wine and dine Boeing and north of Grumman and Lockheed Martin, where you give money to Pfizer AstraZeneca and Moderna. This is the governor of Virginia is kind of a ribbon cutting deal. You get all the nice handouts you get invited to all the Washington D.C. parties because you're nearby. You get treated really well. Being governor of Virginia is one of the top perks of being part of the Democrat ruling class. It's rather desirable. But now all of a sudden the Democrats have deployed Obama, they deploy camel Harris, which I don't think that's going to help. They're deploying Joe Biden, Rasmussen reports. 32% of America believes 32% of Americans believe America is on the right track. 64% of Americans think America's on the wrong track. 60 4%.
"governorship" Discussed on 1A
"So it's dropped a lot since then. We also talk to gray davis The governor who was recalled back in two thousand three. What were his thoughts looking back on that time. It's so interesting. Because he owns it. He owns it. He says just just the way. It is number one if you don't want to have a threat of being recalled don't run for any office in california because that's just the way california politics is it was. The whole notion of a recall was put into place through proposition. How else in california. about one. Hundred years ago by a governor. Then named hiram johnson and it the threat was always there he was the first person to actually be recalled from the governor's mansion. So he says he didn't take it seriously at the beginning. he said. look ronald reagan. When he was governor there were threats four or five times that of him. Being recalled didn't happen. I didn't really think it was going to happen. And time does heal wounds. His wound is is pretty healed and he is Very zen almost about the fact that he did what he could and so much out of his control. We'll all be watching the outcome of this recall election. That's dana bash co anchor of state of the union and chief. Political correspondent cnn. Dan thanks so much. Thanks for having me so let me. What will you be watching ahead of election day. And when might we know the results will turn out of course is something that we're keeping a close eye on because everyone all the registered voters got mail in ballots. We're seeing those ballots Coming in and day by day when we got get information from registrars about who is voting. It's very interesting to see Regional patterns and We see some patterns emerge when it comes to age of voters. older voters. Who are over sixty are already up at about forty. Five percent turnout In this this far away a week away from the election that turnout is probably going to be very high compared with young voters who are You know in the teens still in terms of engaging with this election latinos are also lagging behind their share of the electorate Again this has been a focus for the newsom campaign to try to turn those voters out and You know as closing arguments are combining with the stumping across the state for both the republicans and democrats will just be watching the see. What what lights the fire under under voters david. But you've made the argument that a recall election. That isn't great for either party. Explain that it's possible for recalled. Turn out well in general party and for california's estate governor schwarzenegger arguably was was relatively successful. He had some changes in conditions that he benefited from But the riskier is that a governor who survives recall could be hobbled having burned all of the political goodwill and funds and fighting the recall and then limp into a reelection campaign drained of resources on the other hand. Replacement governor could be stained from the starlet claims of illegitimacy by winning. With just a small plurality vote so whether governor newsom survives whether someone replace them replaces them. There's there's substantial risks on both sides for both parties and obviously for california itself. That's david a career. He's executive director of the california constitution center at the university of california berkeley school of law. Also with us today libby tank mun senior reporter covering politics at member station. Kpcc.
"governorship" Discussed on 1A
"He'll often de recalls happened in california. David depends on how you look at it in california recalls attempted quite frequently since nineteen thirteen or one hundred zero nine attempts to recall state officials in california. But only ten of those eleven now with governor. Newsome's recall have qualified for the ballots. That's just five point. Six percent of those official was recalled in six since this is so far. That's three point. Three percent of the total attempts but it also means it in sixty percent of the elections official lost. Fifty five of those attempts were against governors but the overwhelming majority of them were against members of the california legislature. Recalls happen much more frequently at the local level. They tend to be more successful at the local level. So i think the takeaway is that at the state level recalls in california. There attempted very frequently. Jerry brown for example was targeted. Twelve times governor newsom. This is the sixth attempt to recall him. In with governor. Gray davis When he was actually recalled that was the second recall attempt against him. So they're often attempted. They rarely qualify when they do qualified. They seem more often than not libby. Give us an understanding of the political makeup of the state right now. Well right now. Registered voters in california outnumber republicans to one the no party preference. Her independent voters have been surging in california and the state legislature has a super majority control by democrats so this is a solidly blue state and they have not. Voters here elected a republican statewide since two thousand six. When governor schwarzenegger was reelected after he was successful in Winning the recall. Election of gray davis so absolutely not a state that republicans have seen a lot of success and over the years You know joe biden one by twenty nine points in california but when you look at the support for the recall which initially about six weeks ago or so was polling. Pretty close to even recall or retain the governor That has widened a bit for in favor of newsom in favor of keeping the governor in office the average of polls right now from fivethirtyeight. Newsome's running ahead To stay in office by about ten points but again that's With likely voters not the kind of sport you saw four President biden when he went by twenty nine points in california so even though currently the Polling is looking better for the governor. This recall process has sort of become a way that republicans could be thinking. You know in a state where we are not able to win in you know even year regular election. perhaps this is the long way sneak in With voters who you know may turn out in a recall and not in a in not the numbers that they do in general elections. We're talking about the california recall.
"governorship" Discussed on 1A
"This is one a. I'm jen white. in washington. californians are set to head to the polls to decide the fate of democratic governor gavin newsom. It's the second recall of a california governor in the state's history and forty six candidates are hoping to take his job including conservative talk show host larry elder. They are scared to death. They know that if california can elect a conservative governor like myself and they can and they will on september the fourteenth that any state can former olympian and reality. Tv star caitlyn jenner. We have to change things. I love this country. I'm a patriot. I love this state. The states so much for me over the years. I've watched it crumble right in front of my eyes and finance youtuber. Kevin path wrath. I go by meat. Kevin online and i'm running for governor to replace gavin newsom. My policies are aimed at solving the primary issues. We have in the state of california. Which i don't believe our republican or democratic at heart. I believe we've californian issues in california but do any of them have a chance to replace newsom in one of the bluest states in the us. California has the world's fifth largest economy its policies surrounding climate change housing finance and more have implications for the entire. Us so here to answer all our questions about what's happening in the golden state is libby. Dank men she's senior reporter covering politics at member station. Kpcc in los angeles california and libby. Thanks for joining us today. Thanks for having me and also with us david. A correo executive director of california constitution center at university of california berkeley school of law. David welcome to the program to be here so let me. How did we get here to a recall election well last year. We had a group of republican voters. Who decided that they wanted to try to recall the governor. It was one of six efforts that has been launched since newsome was elected and this one happened to fall during a time when the corona virus was starting to surge as the supporters of the recall were gathering signatures in the fall and you saw two things converging at the same time in november of last year there was pekan corona virus cases. A lot of people are getting frustrated with lockdowns And the Recall supporters went to court to ask for extra time to gather signatures and when they did that. A judge granted four extra months to gather the one point five million signatures signatures. They needed to qualify for the ballot. And that was Happening around that same time as folks were getting tired of lockdowns and what happened is now history. They were able to gather enough signatures. This whole recall effort just had fuel poured on the fire Of of folks frustration with the newsom administration will twenty states allow their citizens to recall the governor. David why does california have recall elections recall california started in nineteen eleven with governor hiram johnson progressive party of reforms. They instituted several direct democracy tools. In california's constitution the initiative referendum recall johnson was concerned with eliminating private interest in government and wanted to make public service in the state responsible to the people so he felt that the direct democracy tools in the constitution when arm. The people to protect themselves against abuses. If felt like the people of california were ready to rule themselves. Libby explain a bit of the process for us. How exactly does a recall election in california work. It's a very interesting process jen. So first of all the recall process in california only needs twelve percent of voters from the last gubernatorial election to qualify for ballot so well nineteen states in the country. Have a recall process in california. It's much easier to qualify that signature. Threshold is much lower than in most other states. Now once that recall it has qualified for the ballot the legislature and the lieutenant governor set the date of the recall and voters will have two questions before them on the ballot. Now the first question is whether you want to recall. The governor should the should the governor be recalled. The second question has dozens of candidates before voters Folks who qualified for the ballot they ranged from Billboard celebrity angeline from los angeles kind of a cult favorite reality tv star. Caitlyn jenner to elected former elected officials like the former mayor of san diego. kevin faulkner. You have Kevin kiley of current assemblyman. And then larry elder who is Relatively well known conservative. Talk show host In los angeles and syndicated nationally again. There is no runoff process in california and so once the Voters decide whether to recall gavin newsom. They turned that second ballot. And whoever gets a plurality of support on the second question of ballot will be the next governor. There this is not a primary. this is You know straight up Somebody with a low plurality of voter support could win this election. If the governor is recalled david california is huge. But as we've heard it's also mostly blue. How difficult is it to trigger a recall election in the state you know luby's right. California arguably has the least burdensome procedure for recalling governor You get one hundred sixty days ordinarily. We're not together. Twelve percent of the gubernatorial cast in the last election The other interesting thing about california besides the fact that it has the lowest search seizure requirement and probably the longest signature gathering period is. It's one of what we call political recall states. There's no substantive requirement for recalling governor the voters or any other state officer voters can remove them whenever they want for any reason or no reason at all. There are other states that are called. Malfeasance states require some kind of perfidy in office conviction of a crime corruption. For.
Larry Elder Describes the Gubernatorial Recall Process in California
"Have a big presence in california. Obviously lots of listeners. Around the country as well tell us about the process because a lot of people don't quite understand. That was the cnn report. Frankly they're lamenting the fact that not enough democrats will show up in this. This recall process. Walk us through. What has to happen for you to take over the governorship of california. What not they said. Democrats are depressed. It's not democrats. Depress californians depressed. That's why two point. Two million people signed a petition to have this man recall a good. A third of them were so or independent democrats. Who voted for him just two years earlier but after the process it's a it's a very simple thing There are two questions on the ballot. Do you want gavin newsom recalled. Whom do you want to replace him. Fifty percent plus one voter votes to recall gavin. Newsom then we. Who do you want to replace. Whoever gets the greatest number of votes. Wins and i am substantially headed my republican rivals. That argument. I'm not worried about that. I'm worried about the first art in right. Now is in the margin of error half of california wants to recall have california wanting to retain with the recall side tip about five points in the last couple of weeks so in our favorite you've got tons of momentum and again. This is a two prong process number. One voters have to get it's to be a fifty percent threshold. Yes you want. Gavin newsom recalled. And frankly i'm getting a whole lot of emails and messages from california. Insane if we get to the fifty percent larry's the governor because no one's coming close to you. Apparently i saw video of you in a church the other day i mean the enthusiasm the excitement the momentum you have it's gotta be pretty humbling for a guy with news normally like me behind the microphone.
Cuomo Resigns: What We Know and What's Next
"Was a shocking announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo This week. The three term governor of New York will step down and be replaced by Lieutenant governor Kathy Huckle, despite denying any claims of Sexual harassment. Cuomo said he had become too much of a distraction and wanted the state to move forward. Even as his governorship comes to an end, however, Governor Cuomo could still be facing some legal challenges. Here's a B C's Aaron Carter ski, We went up the mountain. We went down the mountain. New Yorkers flatten the curve. It wasn't all that long ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo captivated the country with his briefings about Covid 19 is frank talk and some legitimate successes bolstered his profile. With success, though, came criticism he killed thousands and thousands of people. Cuomo faced questions about an early decision to return hospital patients to nursing homes and whether his administration later tampered with statistics whether he gave friends and family access to covid 19 tests when they weren't widely available, and whether he improperly used state resources to help him write a book American Crisis. Leadership lessons from the Covid 19 pandemic. State Assemblyman Charles Levine opened an impeachment investigation in the Judiciary Committee into those allegations and the accusations of women who accused Cuomo of sexual harassment. You know when there are two women, there are more than two Charlotte Bennett was among 11 women who state Attorney General Letitia James said she believed when they talked to her investigators about Cuomo's behavior. Governor. Cuomo said his instinct was to fight but at the start of the week his top aide had told him she would resign. And Assembly Speaker Carl Hasty gave Cuomo no way out of possible impeachment. I am not negotiating any deals. On Tuesday, Cuomo announced he would resign the best way I can help now. As if I step aside, he made clear, though he thought the investigation was political and biased in my mind. I've never cross the line with anyone. But I didn't realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn.
Why Larry Elder Is Fighting for the Governorship of California
"Yes i am running for governor of california. I've been officially erica. Politicians for all of a little more than two weeks and in two weeks according to the polls i have twenty three percent my next rival. I forget how much he has been very much. I'm already the front runner on the republican side but that probably isn't even that That big of a deal because this to stamp deal The voters in california. I have to vote to recall gavin. Newsom there requires fifty percent plus one voter to do so that it will be added up later on and assuming fifty percent plus one have voted to remove gavin newsom. Then you go to. Who do you want to replace him. And so far. I'm the leader. But the reason i'm getting into this race eric is because of the way this man has shut down the state in the more severe way any of the other forty nine states. He literally was sitting at the french restaurant called. The french. laundry hadn't even heard of until in this happened in napa valley. He incurred a twelve thousand dollar wine tab by the way we taxpayers have to spend but more were had to pay more than that he was sitting there with the very lobbyist and a medical fresh knows his cabinet That draft very mandates that he was violating but not wearing masks by not socially distancing that we have the problem rising crime or the problem of rising home. Is this the first time in our state's history Net migration out of california and the primary reason that people making between fifty and one hundred k. Give leaving california is that they cannot afford the price of a
Democrats Are Changing the Narrative on COVID-19 Again
"Rumors. I'm hearing up on Capitol Hill from reputable sources that they're changing the message on Covid, the Biden administration and all of his little surrogates and deputies out there and the lemon Democrats because they thought they could win in the midterms and maintain good public approval by running on a message. You know what that message was? You ready? Wait for it. The message was. I'm Joe Biden. We stop the pandemic ticker tape Parade time in New York City. I did it all. Look at me. Let's celebrate. Take about I'm not kidding. They thought that was gonna work. But what happened? They realized about halfway through that message. Folks has something to do with the delta variant. Okay, This virus is serious, all of the variants or serious, but they're serious for people with very specific problems. Co morbidity, these people who are obese. Otherwise you have a very, very, very, very good chance of surviving this virus. Very good. Okay. If you don't meet those conditions, older, elderly people, right? People are infirmed, so they thought they could run on that the we stop the pandemic message. They found out that they're so incompetent. This administration street crime started erupting. They opened the border people piling across our southern border. The border is not even a border. It's a suggestion. Then all of a sudden you saw a mild spike in some of these places, so they're saying to themselves halfway through, we're going to lose these midterms. But we may even lose the governorship of Virginia Young kid could win the Republican there. This is crazy. This is going to be embarrassing. What do I do? And some focus group came to them and said, You have to switch your messaging. You have to switch your messaging to. It's a pandemic again. It's totally out of control. And that has to read that has two purposes for them for the election, because, remember, it's all about power. It's not about facts
Cuomo refuses to resign despite calls from top New York Democrats
"York's democratic governor. Andrew cuomo is in water that appears to be getting deeper and hotter all the time after the publication of along investigative piece by rebecca traced her a new york magazine today. Basically a long form review of the work culture in cuomo's office and his administration and reporting on a litany of women who have worked for him who say he has behaved inappropriately toward them in the workplace tonight both. Us senators from new york. Democratic senate leader chuck schumer and democratic. Senator kirsten gillibrand kirsten gillibrand. Both have called for governor cuomo to resign from the governorship senator schumer gillibrand join a majority of the overall congressional delegation from new york in now calling for cuomo to step down. This is the front page huffington post tonight quote. It's over schumer and jill brand coal for cuomo's head now the photo. There is one of an odd series of reuters photographs. Taken today at the governor's mansion apparently from quite a distance in these photos. The governor is seen walking around talking on a cell phone while wearing a blanket. Also his it should be noted. He's in the company of a really quite amazing looking. Good dog but why. The governor's wearing a blanket. Nobody knows the news of senator. Schumer and senator gillibrand joining the pile on now demanding. Cuomo's resignation is front page news all over the country tonight so far cuomo himself is showing no signs of heating these demands for his resignation if he refuses to resign ultimately the only way he can be removed from office against his will before the next election of course is by impeachment as we reported here last night. Democrats in the state legislature in new york have announced the opening of an impeachment inquiry targeting cuomo acid yesterday. If they do impeach him in the assembly he will then go on trial in the new york senate where a majority of new york senators have already called on him to resign thus making it seem more than just likely that he would be convicted in the senate and removed from office if the assembly goes ahead and impeach him but again that process has just starting and again. Lots of calls tonight. That this news. About senator. Schumer and senator gillibrand means. It is over for governor. Cuomo seems disagree. We will let you know if the story develops further over the course of the night. It's a fair bet that it will. We will let you know
Hustler publisher Larry Flynt dies at 78
"A frame **** entrepreneur and first amendment rights supporter has died well Larry flint success in the adult entertainment world with his hustler magazine and related enterprises was paired with both professional and personal controversy he was shot by a sniper in nineteen seventy eight leaving him paralyzed from the waist down he battled drug and alcohol addiction his fourth wife died of a heroin overdose and a daughter died in a car wreck in twenty fourteen later years he made a foray into the political arena he was one of a hundred and thirty five people who sought the governorship in California calling himself a **** peddler who cares and during the twenty sixteen presidential election he offered up to a million dollars for video or audio of Donald Trump in gauging an improper sexual behavior and double down with a ten million dollar reward for evidence that could get trump impeached Larry flint has died of heart failure he was seventy eight years old I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Former Republican Congressman Considering Run At California Governorship
"Considering a run for California governor in a possible recall election aimed at Governor Gavin Newsom. Oh, she hasn't yet officially jumped into the race, but he's strongly consider it. He says he has some business obligations to tie up before he could make that decision at partners. They're relying on me, but if I can get that put together It's very likely that I'll run for governor owes, he says. Voters are looking for new leadership after the state's poorly planned a vaccine rollout and Newsome strict covert 19 health order recall supporters have about a month left together the required signatures they still need more than 200,000 valid signatures to make the recall effort. Official You. County health
North Carolina lieutenant governor to sue governor over coronavirus orders
"Lieutenant governor Dan forest said earlier today that he plans on suing governor Roy Cooper because he feels he's violated the emergency management act forest claims Cooper has done so with his executive orders that have kept some tar heel state businesses closed the move was not unexpected as Forrest has already announced to oppose Cooper for the governorship in the next
"Rogue Secretary of State" Jocelyn Benson
"In two thousand eighteen Jocelyn Benson was elected as secretary of state in Michigan. It was part of a historic sweep. Where women were also elected to the governorship and to the Attorney General's office then the corona virus hit and Donald Trump went on the warpath personally attacking governor. Whitmer as she fought to get her citizens access to needed medical equipment. Well now he's also attack. Jocelyn calling her a rogue secretary of state for her plan to make sure all Michigan voters can apply to get an absentee ballot. This fall keeping them safe from the virus and ensuring everyone has a chance to vote. Jocelyn joined us to talk about the monumental importance of voting rights in the age of trump and the corona virus. This year we saw the. You're the woman. Two Point Gretchen. Whitmer Dana Nessel Jocelyn Benson Debbie Stamina and the list goes secretary of state of the Great State of Michigan. Four four my duties to invest in my abilities regard. Help me guys. The Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says. She sees nothing wrong with paper ballots. Secretary of state says the voter absentee ballot. Applications are great way for voters to vote in coming elections without risking their. How ahead of a planned visit to Michigan Tomorrow? President trump is targeting the leaders of the state on twitter president trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan after the state announced that all of the states registered. Voters would receive applications for absentee ballots in the mail this year. Benton Secretary of State of Michigan on fighting every day to ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted. Sorry not sorry first of all. Thank you so much for doing this. I really really appreciate it. It's interesting because you have a job that I don't think a lot of people fully grasp what you do as secretary of State in Michigan. You're responsible for overseeing elections. But can you give my listeners? Really an overview of what that entails. And just broadly what? The job secretaryastate position in most states overseas democracy and that means everything from money in politics and regulating promoting disclosure of bat to the actual act of casting a ballot and making sure those votes are counted accurately protecting the security of the process. Anything that goes into ensuring that our democracy runs well flows lows through each state secretary of State and from your perspective. What is the biggest threat to our democracy? And you can do that. Broadly but you can also do that in Michigan. Well Yeah I always say that. A healthy democracy requires an engaged. An informed electorate and so in that way biggest threat is disengaged and misinformed electorate. I think you need both. You need everyone. Voting particular especially systems of underrepresented communities whose voices has historically been at the table and decisions. That are made them. But you also need to to be informed about all the aspects of an issue that they can make independent decisions about what's best for them. We're having our communities so to me really. You need people. Running the system secretaries of state and we need elected representatives who all kind of flow into that any neighbouring and encourage engagement and Commission. Of course the media as well but if you poke short on either of those two metrics those two pieces than democracy is threatened and. I think that's some of what we are seeing today where you have in some cases. Low turnout or disengagement or feeling of apathy or. My vote doesn't matter. My voice doesn't matter which is the exact opposite of which real and democracy or people not having access to accurate information about the decisions that are being made note decision makers that are making them can hold them accountable. We here and we've heard a lot about Michigan this cycle. So what makes it so important in this election besides the Electoral College? And how did it become a battleground? These chicken is a collection of voters that really reflects the entire country in many ways certainly in the Midwest and you've got a very diverse population we've got the largest concentrations for example Arab American voters in the country. We've got strong urban areas with unique stories and history like Detroit and Flint and high levels of communities of color growing Tino population and then a lot of the state is very rural. And so the racial demographics. The economic demographics -cation you have also right next to Detroit. One of the wealthiest per capita community in the country and they got in some ways integregation and many of the problems that afflict and having the country historically are reflected in Michigan. There's a great thing I saw when I personally hear when Michigan accuses the whole country gets a cold that in some ways is a bellwether state. Her a lot of different things is that because of the people because of history because of the community that can indicate how rest of the country like feeling going and attention on our state certainly over the past ten years when it comes to presidential elections. Really underscored that.
A Ward of the Probate Court
"Welcome back my friends to the big book podcast. My name is Howard and I'm an alcoholic sober since nineteen eighty eight one day at a time in this episode the Thirteenth Story from the personal stories section of the first edition of alcoholics anonymous published in nineteen thirty nine. It's entitled Award of the Probate Court and was printed only in the first edition of the big book. This relatively short story provides a glimpse of the formative years obey when old timers were those with two or three years sober but whose perseverance and dedication made possible a solid foundation for the entire a movement and now the original story award of the probate court at about the time. My graduation from high school a State University was established in our city on the call for an office assistant. I was recommended by my superintendent and got the position. I was rather his choice in pride but a few years later I met him in a nearby city and panhandle him for two bucks for drinks. I grew with the institution and advanced in position. I took a year off for ten minutes at an Engineering College at College. I refrain from any hilarious celebrating. Drinking War was declared. I was away from home on business at the state capital where my mother couldn't raise objections and I enlisted overseas. I was on five fronts from Alsace. Up to the North Sea upon relief from the lines back in the rest area being rouge and Cognac helped in the letdown from trying circumstances. I was introduced to the exhilaration of intoxication. The old spirit. What the Hell Heine may have you tagged. Didn't help towards any moderation in drinking then. We had many casualties but one of the real catastrophes was the lost of a POW. A lieutenant who died from the. Dt's over there after it was all over. This didn't slow me up and back in the states I had a big fling before returning home. My plans were to cover up with my mother and the girl I was to marry that I had become addicted to alcohol but exposed the fact on the day. Our engagement was announced on the way I met a training camp. Buddy got drunk and miss the party booze had got over. Its first real blow on me. I saw her briefly that night but didn't have the guts to face. Her people the Romance was over to forget I engaged in super active life and social fraternal and civic promotion of my community. This all outside my position. In the president's Office of the State University I became a leader. The big flash in the PAN are organized and was first commander of the American Legion Post. Raised funds and built a fine memorial. Clubhouse was secretary a belks. Eagles Chamber of Commerce City Club and active as an operator officer in political circles. I was always a good fellow and control my drinking indulging only in sprees and private clubs or away from home I was deposed from the executive position at the college by political change in the governorship of the state I knew the sales manager of Securities Division of a large utility corporation in Wall Street and started to sell securities the issues and the market were good and I had a fine opportunity. I was away from home and I began to drink heavily to get away from my drinking associates. I managed to be transferred to another city. But this didn't help booze had me. My sales and commissions diminished. I remained almost in a continuous stupor on my drawing account until I was released. I braced up got sober and made a good connection with the steamship agency. A concern promoting European travel and study at most all important universities in Europe. Those were the bathtub gin days and for drinking in about my office. I held out in this position for only a year. I was now engaged to be married. And fortunately I got another position as a salesman for a large corporation I worked hard was successful and my drinking became. I was married and my wife soon learned that I was no social drinker. I tried hard to control it but could not. There were many separations and she would return home. I would make pledges in a sincere effort and then my top would blow off again. I began here to take sanitarium treatments to satisfy my wife and my folks I had a great capacity for drink and work with the help of Turkish baths BROMO SELTZER ASPIRIN. I to the job. I became top notch or in the entire salesforce of the country. I was assigned to more special territory and finally into the market of keenest competition. I was top rate and salary one bonus awards and was bringing in the volume but there was always the drawback. My excessive drinking made at times I was called in once twice and warned. Finally I wasn't to be tolerated any longer. Although I was doing a good job I had lasted five and a half years. I lost my wife along with my job and find income. This was a terrible jolt I tried for a hookup but I had a black eye marring a good record. I became discouraged and depressed. I saw relief with booze. There began the four black years of my life. I had returned home to the community where I had been so prominent these were dry days still and I hung out at the clubs with bars. I got so I would last on a job but a few days just until I could get an advance for drinks. I began to get entangled with the law arrested for driving while intoxicated and drunk and disorderly conduct my folks heard of the cure at the state hospital. I was picked up drunk and sent there by the probate court. I was administered. Parral to hide and came to in receiving ward among lunatics. I was transferred to another word of less violent cases and I found a little group of alcoholics and junkers dope addicts. I learned from them the seriousness of being award of the probate court. I felt then if I ever got released. The old devil alcohol would never get me in a jam like this again in times of great distress. Such as this I would pray to God for help. I was fortunate and was released after eleven days and nights brought up in the laughing academy bughouse. That was enough. I wanted no more of it. I took a job as a manager of a club and put myself to the old acid test. I was going to really assert my willpower. I even tended bar part of the time. But never imbibed a bit. This lasted about three months. I went to an annual convention of my overseas division and came to locked up in a cheap hotel room. New shoes suit coat hat and purse missing. I must have slipped badly then followed much drinking in trouble. After a few arrests for intoxication the law decided another sojourn to the State Hospital would tame me. They jumped the stay this time from eleven days to eleven weeks. It was getting tough for me. I came out in good physical condition and held the fear of getting probate again thinking the siege might be eleven months. I got another job. Stay Dry for about two months and off to the races again. I became terribly weak. Couldn't eat and try to get nourishment from booze and mostly only bootleg that one time. I just made it to a hospital and another time. A police patrol took me to the hospital. Instead of jail. I suffered badly from insomnia as many as three shots in the arm had no effect I would get in shape and back at it again. I was going to battle to finish. The time came when I was to be paid. My soldiers bonus I had the limit or maximum coming friends. Advise my folks to send me to a veteran's hospital before I got this money in my hands. I was pro baited again. Held in a county jail for two weeks and sent again to the asylum. This was my summer resort for three months. I was on the waiting list for the Veterans Hospital but I got into such wonderful physical condition from eating and working out of doors that I was released. I reached home full of resentment against my folks for their having my money tied up in a guardianship I went out and got saturated and landed in jail. I had been free from the asylum for about eight hours behind the bars again. So soon this was bad however I was freed again the next day and this was my last confinement with the
Ex-Florida gov. candidate Andrew Gillum to enter rehab for alcohol abuse
"The subject of Andrew Gillam sure about this so word has it this guy by the way if you don't know who he is he is an ex Florida governor's gubernatorial candidate and apparently they found him and another guy in a hotel room and the other guy was well pretty much unconscious and had mess all over his face and apparently the guy was wearing something called chaps yeah if you don't know what shops are well you just go find out for yourself but don't do it on a work computer and Gillam is sort of you know walking around in some sort of a hazy state now turns out the guy who was with Gillam in this hotel killed you know married I think he's even got some kids it's Gillam E. is caught in this hotel room with this other guy who is some sort of a male escort now I had so a third guy comes into the room to continue the party she got Gillam you got this other guy who considers himself a some sort of like a male prostitute kind of a thing wearing chaps he's on mass Gillam apparently is drunk or high on something so he's rather inebriated as well so that the third guy walks in he sees the male prostitute he's unconscious barely breathing any calls nine one one so the officers that arrived due to the fine but Andrew Gillam you know the guy who was running for Florida governor so I'm now Gillam does what most people would do in this kind of situation he is going to enter rehab who didn't see that one coming now if I remember right this guy is corrupt as all get out anyway former Florida candidate for governor Andrew Gillam disclosed on Sunday that he is entering a rehabilitation facility saying he had fallen into a depression and alcohol abuse after losing his bid for the state's highest post you know I usually have a couple of fi chocolate chip cookies when I get depressed maybe chocolate chip sundae that kind of a thing I don't go into a hotel room with a male prostitute and another dude with a bunch of mass Bill Clinton you member Bill Clinton with that whole story in the last couple of weeks yeah you know what I was dealing with the pressures of my job so I started doing what I was doing with Monica Lewinsky now Gillam is saying that he was depressed after losing his bid for the governorship and so he decided to enter into a hotel room with mass a male prostitute and another guy it all makes sense now by the way yes he is a Democrat the Democrats statement came days after Gillam was named in a South Florida police report on Friday said that he was inebriated and initially unresponsive in a hotel room along with a male companion where authorities found baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine so there is your Andrew Gillam update he's not charged with any crime he was allowed to leave the hotel how do you explain because I just how do you explain that to your wife Gillham said in his state there is by the way there's other things about this story that I cannot say on the radio I would so love to is one of those moments I wish I had a podcast I Gillam said in his statement on Sunday night to last night that he resolved to seek help after conversations with his family and deep reflection calling the decision a wake up call for me I thought that was a wake up call for your family to his exact quote since my race for governor ended I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse he said pledging to work quote to heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person because you know his world was not complete with a male prostitute in chaps in a hotel room with methamphetamine he said that he would be stepping down from all public facing roles at this time that's probably a good idea Delem I mean I would if you really think that's awfully big of them to step down from all of the public facing roles does he really think that people well you know this is a Democrat this hit me you know what maybe he was you know identifying as a married man but he was actually you know something else maybe that's what all this is about he says I want to apologize to my family my friends and the people of Florida who have supported you know I thought we're all supposed to you know like social distance apparently not for Andrew Gillam he missed the memo he says I want to apologize to my family friends and the people of Florida who have supported me and put their faith in me over the years he added requesting privacy for his family in an earlier statement after the police report became public Gillam said that he was in Miami beach for a wedding and did not use illegal drugs drugs he says well I did have too much to drink I want to be clear that I've never used methamphetamines what about the prostitute male prostitute in chaps I mean you know what enquiring minds do not wanna now he says I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this is caused for our movement while the police report said Mr Gillam was unable to communicate due to his inebriated state let's see here he found the guy apparently on some sort of a some sort of a like male prostitute website I get there I'm barely there is such a thing police say one of the men came into the hotel room and found Guillemin Travis Dyson thirty years old apparently under the influence of the unknown substance officials began chest compressions on Dyson and he was taken to a hospital where authorities say he is in stable condition and Gillam had stable medical as signs with authorities there return to for a welfare check he was allowed to leave the hotel for home yeah I I don't know how you explain that to the to the
Trump rule could lead to big Medicaid cuts, governors warn
"Tell folks what has happened in terms of Medicaid in particular. I guess let's start way the way you did. What are the proposed cuts to Medicare that the trump administration the station has been talking about the proposed cuts to Medicare You know I think it started with their rollout of increased privatization of Medicare with increasing Medicare advantage. uh-huh Plans Kober last year in the lakes and Florida Trump you know reported in Vanity Fair that he said it would be fun. Second Term Project to cut Medicare and then in a couple of weeks ago now in Davos Switzerland he was talking. NCNB CNBC and he said Yesterday the fact that would be on the table cutting cutting Medicare in those social security and he said that would be the easiest thing to do very strange choice of words. So that's kind of the Medicare and that's what I started with. That's why I was in Des Moines that day with the committee to protect Medicare talking about these possible Medicare cuts with you know doctors from Iowa that join me for a press conference One Press When one member of the press showed up at that press conference now you know a little bit more of the presses is listening to the line that we're calling out at my committee about these proposed cuts it's And then you know because of the news of the day. Last Thursday was Davis encounter occurred in that was the day that Seema Verma the cms administrator for trump mm rolled out these Block grant Waiver proposal. That you know everyone I can see. That is talking about this. In an honest this way tells us this will cut folks from Medicaid. Okay and so tell us. CMS The centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services when they roll out this proposal are they actually just basically introducing. They're they're basically announcing that you can you as a state Can apply for a waiver. Is that right right. Apply for a waiver. Currently Medicaid is funded by the federal government on a kind of a per person per need basis. So you know. For instance when there's a recession and more people lose jobs and more people qualify for Medicaid. The federal share of spending on healthcare for those folks will go up because of course they need that you know people with diabetes if they have a job or they lose their jobs to no fault of their own still. Have they still need three hundred dollars a month insulin slim so with block grant States could say listen Why don't you just give us a lump sum of money? And then let us in the where he used was innovate let us innovate. Ah figure out how to cover anyone cover everyone but you know if the needs go up in our state. We still get that that pot of money that you're giving us it doesn't change and yet our needs go up so more people lose out the other thing they can do is choose to cut certain services they can you know cut certain drugs that are that are. Currently they covered up a prescription drug benefit under Medicaid. So I mean I mean it is just cut. There's no way around it. And there's no way that pence didn't understand that Seema. Burma used to be his Medicaid Administrator in the state of Indiana when he was governor there so this has been a conservative dream for for ages decades thirty years. They've been trying Graham. They've been trying to block grant and and so. There's there's like you say there's multiple problems that come with the block. Granting one is that it does not act as that economic stabiliser in other words doesn't doesn't Basically expand as the the need gets greater in crises. It also does not a increase along with the cost of medicine and And like you say the states can get sort of clever because the federal government has basically said I mean this is the difference between just sort of you know me me giving ten bucks to my kid and saying you know do whatever you want with it as opposed to making sure that she spends it on you know not on on junk food or whatever it is and and she can then go out and basically spend five bucks on the. I want to keep this metaphor too much but the idea is that they can use this money in other ways that I really don't have anything to do with providing health insurance for people right and my governor is Governor Gretchen. Whitmer who gave you know. I thought an amazing response to the state of the Union last night and I was there and we talked beforehand. And she's she helped. Uh sure in expanded Medicaid under the affordable care act when she was the minority leader of the State Senate here in Michigan and got a Republican governor to expand Medicaid. And we've had you know. Nearly three three quarters of million folks in Michigan Benefit from that Their study I think Carter. Kaiser family reported recently specifically Michigan showing the economic economic benefits of expanded Medicaid. The fear was that the federal government was going to give them a hundred percent in the first year and then scaled back to I think ninety percent of eventually by next year and the reality is even though the federal share has scaled back because people are healthier because they can afford treating their chronic illnesses. They can work more they. The actual tax base has increased. I think thirty thousand jobs in Michigan created directly resulted expanded Medicaid. So I you know this is. It just doesn't make sense to me that they try and and I think that's why he dodged the question and tried to revert back to things he did. And and then eventually just said agree to disagree because He knows what it is they. They held him what it is and they know if they say what it is. People won't like it you know. It's an election year. They're trying to get reelected so they just say whatever they want they lie will and state of the Union almost solely healthcare allies again about every other aspect of healthcare. And you know I think they just say what they want they get away with it. He just wasn't expecting to meet up with a guy in tyner who you know. I mean again. I don't know this issue like a policy. Wonk I mean I just I have a biology degree in a medical degree and I work clinically as a doc but I read you know and I and I try to learn as much as I can and so you know with my limited understanding of these policies he just. He wasn't ready for that one briefed them known gave them talking points. And I think that's. That's that's what we saw unfold. Yeah he did look like a deer in the headlights and we did try to dance around it quite a bit. You were pretty easy. Road brought in on them pretty quickly I think as he tried to sort of pretend like he didn't understand what you said the first thing. It just didn't that first exchange where you said. You're going to get cuts and Medicaid. 'cause I don't think we're GONNA do cuts in Medicare and so we'll give us. I mean So you know firsthand. The implications of this expanded Medicaid and and and I WANNA get into that as just your experiences as as an emergency doctor but I also get the sense. You're on this You're you're you're you're executive director of this committee you're in Iowa so you're aware at at least some of the you know the broader politics involved in this. Where would you anticipate what states or at least you know if not specific ones than the profile of the states eight? That are going to be applying for this waiver. I mean presumably the thirteen states. Now that did not expand Medicaid under the affordable. Care Act. I would imagine would be a prime targets or prime applicants to get this waiver. Because they're going to continue you. Say we're going to expand medicaid. They certainly are interested in dismantling it as much as they can right. I think that and I think you know anywhere that there is a Republican And I guess I have to. I don't know the nuances of the directive if it's if it's an executive decision at the state level or if it requires you know something passing through their houses so we have enough house majority Republican state legislatures plus governorships. In this country that I I mean I think that would be the profile. You know certainly because those will be the places where you know folks are more likely to be in charge that share vice president pence views on you know on Medicaid in general in a and and whether or not we should be helping out poor people when it comes to healthcare That that is that's the fear now. And why should we in Michigan you you know. Why should we in Michigan? Have a different set of. I mean the whole healthcare system. So Patchwork in Hodgepodge if you WANNA call it a system a series of systems. But it's so patrick work anyways I mean I guess why should this be any different. Let's let certain states do one thing and others do the other. And if you just happen to be born in Michigan versus Alabama. Well you know good on you right Well there's so much in our society today that's determined that way it's all just a coin toss and met. I guess maybe a bunch of coins get tossed in the air. What now? There's a vote tomorrow in the house. I Don I imagine you're familiar with it. And what the what the vote is is it's under the The CRA which has been used in the past to see the Congressional Review Act. It's been used in the past undo executive the actions that have been done within a certain timeframe and the Republicans did this with a bunch of executive actions by Obama and then once they do that once they pass that to reinstitute any type of rule like that Congress has to has to authorize it with a two thirds vote right so this is like this is a this is a real this is a sledgehammer as it were and they're going to. They're going to vote on this in the house and they will probably pass yes it which would not allow the president to block grant but then it goes to the Senate and the Republicans are sure to shoot it down. How do you think this plays as has a An issue in the fall when you have a half dozen or so Republican senators running in sort of purple states on their refuse their essential like voting to allow for cuts and Medicaid right. Yeah and I and I kind of anxious to see what folks looks like Like Collins I mean she seems the only one in the purple state that I think might make along with this I think you know tell us and and MC sally the and who is a gardener I think is already toast You know maybe Joni Ernst I don't know Yeah I mean I think at least I mean the thing is having having gone record. I mean that's That's I think that's all that's what we're trying to do as a committee. I mean what we're what we're rolling out over. The next. Several months is is an accountability campaign.
Amanda Litman, Executive Director of "Run For Something" discusses the importance of down ballot races
"The Mandolin. Welcome to the PODCAST. I am so glad to be here. Thanks for having me so I read something really interesting last night I was reading through twitter. Of course only at night. That's what I do and there's a thread pincher twitter feed that caught my interest. You said something to the effect that you were talking talking to people and people have said to you about this year's upcoming election. They're just kind of focused. Their resources are energy and their time on trump and getting trump out of office. A what's what's wrong with that view view. Well I think it's It's it's wrong. I think it misses the bigger picture of what's at stake this year. Beating trump is important at. It's it's obviously a high priority it. We can't dismiss the importance of winning the White House both on a policy level and on a save American democracy level and it's not enough It can't be our priority as Democrats to the at the expense of everything else and what I've been hearing especially from donors this year not as much from volunteers which is great but especially from donors this year is that their money their efforts their energy is going towards things that stop trump. Yeah and that means that there are huge swaths of this ecosystem of this work being done that are under funded and under resourced and aren't going to be done in the way that they need to at a time when we have a chance to make huge progress especially on state and local government awry in. You know you're not the first person who runs an ORG that I've heard that from right that going into the general election. I think this happens a lot. You know every four years people start focusing especially early donors their their resources into the general election and that just kind of misses the point really important point so I just want to point something out about the power of down ballot races this so was it day before yesterday the Equal Rights Amendment was ratified in Virginia. And I think one of your alums run for something along. Jennifer carrol. foy Is a delegate in Virginia that she was a part of that process. Not just a part of it John was leading the charge on this and she is. I think she's incredible. We've been working with Jensen's she. I ran twenty seventeen I think people forget about her first election. You know it was twenty seventeen Virginia House of delegates. It was the first first big race after twenty. Sixteen she was running in a primary against a candidate who had run before and people wrote her off. They didn't think she could win. She was a black woman running in northern Virginia They didn't feel like it was possible for someone like her to take office. Not only did she win. She won her primary by fourteen votes like week or two after having given birth premature twins. Wow she is hard core. And you'll we were with her during that primary and then into the general when she flipped flip to see in the Virginia House of delegates. Red To blue She helped pass Medicaid expansion in Virginia in two thousand eighteen to ensure that more kids had healthcare just like her baby's I did and then when we met with her a little bit later after twenty eighteen. I guess she was like I want to take on the way and we said great. Let's do it so so. She did a bus tour across the state. She's been working really hard to ensure that there are the votes for it. She campaigned really hard to make sure that the Democrats are able to flip the Virginia House in Twenty nineteen gene and then she was the lead sponsor of the bill just earlier this week. Making Virginia the final state to actually finally ratified the equal rights amendment. It's so amazing. See not what is possible when you elect a Democrats that's amazing. I actually didn't know the depth of her story. That is amazing because I just did an episode on the IRA that was was a century in the making and the fact that run for something was behind a candidate who did all of that. I think that's amazing. In that in itself is a commercial for why we need to focus on these races. It's really remarkable. What happens when you elect the Democrats to offices where they can actually make a difference? You know one of the things. I find so fascinating as people. Tell me you know. My biggest goal is insert issue here. That's why I'm putting all my efforts towards winning the White House towards a House district like do you not see where the power comes from if basically every issue you care about the true levers of power happen in state and local government so whether its reproductive health or criminal L. Justice reform or voting rights or climate change or lgbt equality. Really any issue pretty much makes progress or gets defended at the state and local level. So another one of your alumni isn't a Tamie Sawyer in Memphis. I'm actually from Memphis. I grew up there so I interviewed her a few times. She's another powerhouse. I loved loved him. You saw her. She's in the city council. Right now ran for mayor another person who is going to make a big big changes in local politics in Memphis. Yes yeah. She's amazing we were so proud to be a part of her campaign and I know even though she lost that race. She's not done so I'm excited to see what she does next. Yeah so the thing is. Is that one party already. Does understand this. And that's the Republican Party. They understood this for over a decade that the power lies in these local races. They do focus on the Journal election. Obviously the White House in in governorships and stuff like that but they don't think that any rates is too small like from the school board to election. Birlik you've mentioned. Do you think that Democrats are finally catching up into between to that to that strategy. I getting closer. I think the deals you see is doing amazing work. I think the National Democratic Redistricting Committee is an incredible partner And I think it's not enough and I think it's not local enough even with all the work being done on state legislative races the best example. I've got here. Do you remember that New York Times article. I think it was maybe earlier or this week or last week. Time is a flat circle. That was talking about the textbooks in Texas. I California right right and was explaining. How like in California? It's sort of a broad ed more nuanced look at history versus Texas textbooks which are very dismissive of African American history in the United States and have Berries Pacific viewpoint around the second amendment. Things like that. The one thing. That article didn't get into that I think is worth pointing out is that that is an outcome. That is an intentional goal of the Republican Party. The the Republican Party invested millions winning the Texas State Board of Education which helped dictates that curriculum. In fact in some points in the process the Texas the State Board of EDUCATION GETS LAKE LINE ITEM veto power over these textbooks That's why Republicans controlled it. That's why Republicans spent money and invested did efforts to win it and what that does is teach Texas teenagers. If specific viewpoint of history breeding them to be more conservative voters It is both with a short term and long term impact of this work there. Republicans have understood. They have figured it to fuck out and important is because they see the longer picture and I hate to complement the Republican Looking Party. It's a bad party. Lease the elected officials in it are bad for the most part but their donors figured it out. They figured out early. They've been doing this for decades twenty thirty forty years So we have a lot to do to make up for that loss. Time am and there aren't too many groups who do the work locally the way that we do. I wish there were more so yeah no. You're absolutely right. You're as I was thinking the exact same thing that you just said that they are thinking about generations ahead. Children are reading these text books. They know exactly only whether it is intentional. Strategic it is long-term thinking it is understanding that the crazy person you elect to a city council today could be the crazy person a letter into a member of Congress tomorrow but that they've been crazy member of city council sort of gives them credentials. It's a breeding ground. So it's not just now policy policy. It's not just politics. It's the entire cultural impact in echo chamber that they have created to give themselves sustainable power and ultimately that's what run for something is all about is building being sustainable power for Democrats progressives because if we don't win these grass roots offices these local school boards water boards and community college boards. The rest of it falls house apart because it's not on a solid foundation. So let's talk about money where the money goes because this is another thing. They figured out that we have it. And I'm Kinda pissed about this one. So the coke brothers right. They've poured millions and millions into these down Belarus's right no racist too small for them. You know they'll put lots of money into a school board. If it means something but Democrats on the other hand you can and tell me. Maybe I'm wrong about this. Maybe this criticisms wrong. But you know we've got billionaires running in the primary running what appear to be vanity campaigns spending hundreds of millions of dollars Ads when if they were reinvest that in down ballot races. Maybe we get somewhere yeah. I've no disagreement here You know I hey. I have a very strong belief that if you are a billionaire or a KNOB billionaire it is your money to do with what you wish. If you think that's the best way to achieve your goals as running for president let go forth respectfully disagree. I don't think it's a good way to achieve your goal but I do think it's a symbol of how the Democratic Party has has sort of idolized allies. The presidency is the solution to our problems. You know that we have to billionaires running for president and not enough of them funding local offices like could you ask for a better metaphor it just. It drives me
"governorship" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"This past day the headline the itself ahead of confiscation north that's the governor prepares to start jailing gun owners they claim the rise of Donald Trump would mean the threat of troops marching through the streets crimping the American people of their most basic rights like a vision from a fascist dictatorship but citizens in Virginia now actually face that reality but it's not because the problem rather Democrats and they're sweeping victories of given their party a majority in the state house and Senate and the governorship leftist politicians are now using that control to push through harsh gun control measures and other items on their progressive agenda those who don't comply with the unconstitutional laws may face the National Guard of threatening possibility of one of the gun grabbing the politicians now it looks like the governor is preparing even more dystopian punishments for gun owners a new budget bill authored by north them sets aside a quarter of a million dollars specifically to incarcerate those found guilty of violating any current or future firearms laws in the Commonwealth included in the appropriation for this item is two hundred fifty thousand dollars the first year from the general fund the bill rates for the estimated net increase in the operating cost of adult correctional facilities resulting from the enactment of the enactment of sentencing legislation as listed below some of the measures the governor predicts will lead to an increase in imprisoned Americans include red flag laws prohibitions on so called assault weapons and the citizens failing to conduct a background check on all firearms sales despite the second amendment clearly protecting Americans right to bear arms Virginia's Democrat leadership is intent on chip in a way in one of our most basic protections fortunately Virginia is bursting at the seams with patriots as we've talked about that the gun sanctuary movement is sweeping the common wealth with the majority of counties in act in some form of protection for the rights guaranteed by the constitution Virginia's Democrats may be attempting to end America's gun culture but it's beginning to look like they just threw a rock at all Hornet's nest as the sanctuary movement is now spreading like wildfire beyond the Commonwealth with states and counties all over the country an act in their own measures to protect Americans right to bear arms undoubtedly this is not the reaction Virginia Democrats hoped for instead of civilians quietly handing over their firearms the state's progressive leadership is now galvanized Americans resolved to hold on to their constitutional rights by any means necessary I just maybe just maybe some of these politicians are having second thoughts you know what they call the unintended.
"governorship" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"All Things Considered I'm ari Shapiro and I mills the Chang it's been a quiet holiday week in Washington but twenty nineteen was filled with political news today I am asking a chairman to proceed with the articles of impeachment the single greatest witch hunt in American history part investigation found that the Russian government interference in our election in sweeping and systematic fashion this is day twenty two of the partial government shutdown now the longest in U. S. history candidates for president soon as the year draws to a close we're going to do something a little different during two days a week in politics segment we're gonna look back on the whole year and also take a peek at twenty twenty and to do that I'm joined now by David Brooks of The New York Times and Jason Johnson of the route hated both of you hello hello happy soon to be happy new year happy he's happy new year to you do I actually don't want to start with the big stories of twenty nineteen what I wanna do instead is start with what you guys think is the most under appreciated political story of twenty nineteen David let's have you begin to me it's affected everything happened and nothing changed that we had all these events impeachment Muller everything up fifty one weeks of news packed weeks right ramp at ten twenty Klay where we were a year ago with trump's approvals are basically the same the political landscape is basically the same and to me that tells me that events don't drive politics anymore sociology does if your urban you're probably progressive you're probably Democrat if you're early probably Republican if you're white working class guy you're probably Republican if you're a highly educated person probably Democrat and so we have broken down to socio cultural micro cultures and we vote our culture and events don't change our minds what do you make of that Jason is not about events it's about culture yeah I I don't agree with a little because I do think of insane thing I think like what happens in Charles will change as the nine eleven events to change things they do alter people's perspectives because I I think one of the most underreported stories this year was back in July when the house had a resolution to basically say the president I'd states as a racist that's not a small thing I've I've talked before we've had races presence before we've had white nationals presence before before to become such a politically toxic in dangerous thing that a white majority party said my goodness this president's attacks on people of color on women of color who happen to be from the heartland in America are so problematic that our entire house including for Republicans are going to make a resolution about it that is a sea change in American pop remind us of the events that led to that so the president had been tweeting you know a series of hostile sweets about Ilana Mar about receded to leave about the entire squadrons immigrants in the house yeah for Democrats the house a squad of never really like that term and and after some sort of back and forth about certain statements that Ilan Omar had made the the house sort of decided look this is a problem in the the rebuke the president and comments in interviews and eventually came together and put together an entire resolution condemning the president's behavior containing the president's sort of rhetoric and and I think that is a that is a sea change we've looked the president I'd states the majority of public never wanted and write me he lost the popular vote but for this to no longer be a discussion of virtue signalling by white liberals okay maybe he's a bigot but for an entire house of government to say this is a problem I I think that's significant and I think that sort of thing can't be discussed enough and I said at the time when the entire house is a presence a racist every policy decision he makes from now on from a Supreme Court to the judge's anything else should be viewed in that frame David do you think that resolution represented a sea change as as Jason just put it Hey part with Charles filled with black lives matter I think it definitely does so I think that what I was trying to say is the partisanship has not changed that partisan affiliations have not changed but the frame of debate undergirding this argument has changed and so a social justice racial justice has certainly been more salient than it was ten years ago me too is turned changed MC changing cultural attitudes so you see the sea changes in attitudes without seeing a change in partisan affiliation but though see changes are are tremendously important in the one thing I'm worried about this next election year is that we now are gonna have an election we had it last time but we can have it even more where are partisan divides completely overlap with racial divides and that's just a recipe for bad well let's talk about next year I mean we talk about under appreciate stories of twenty nineteen but what do you think will be the most important political story of twenty twenty obviously there's going to be a presidential election there's also probably going to be an impeachment trial but what are you two specifically going to be watching for the biggest issue for twenty twenty is is voter protection and voter suppression and and as I said before look for the president I'd states lost the popular vote by three million the majority of the country doesn't like this guy they don't want him in the job they said someone twenty eighteen they've said so in polling we we're now the point we've got a recent polls fifty five percent of the public doesn't just what Donald Trump impeach the actually want him removed but because of what we've seen with voter purges and voter ID laws in Michigan in North Carolina and Georgia in other locations the popular will will not be represented in next fall's election unless the Democratic Party and well meaning Republicans and state officials take voter suppression in voter ID seriously and I I don't know if they will I think that story can not be reported on enough and twenty twenty would you agree with that that if elections security election integrity are preserved that we would see Donald Trump out of the office of the presidency I think will happen either way you know I think the you know the I keep having democratic politicians come between say secretly in I think trump is going to win this I think they're crazy I mean since twenty sixteen since troubles election there been three hundred elections around the country governorships house races Republicans of them terribly and pretty much all them they lost ten governorships that lost the house majority there just the voters want to move on and the the core the elected that is trump Ian is sort of the populist chord that we've always had going back to eighteen ninety six lute William Jennings Bryan it's just not big enough to win and so I think the Republican Party is in a generational spot where watch what what worked for the four years or four years ago is just not going to work and there's gonna be a fundamental restructuring of the Republican Party and that'll be the big story of twenty twenty all right she's in a in a very short time we have left we've heard Senate Majority Leader Mitch McManus of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say that you'll be in lockstep with the White House when running this impeachment trial but let me ask you this do you feel like you said anything new there is is there is it really fair for us to expect that this Senate impeachment trial will really be a cast of impartial jurors weighing in on whether the president should be impeached yet does anybody not think that they were passing notes underneath the lunch table all time was I'm pretty obvious that the Republican Party is in lockstep with with president trump that's how these things work and operate you know it the problem that we've had here it's almost like you have if you have an H. R. problem we realize that there's nothing in the in the you know employee manual on how to handle this impeachment doesn't operate when you we know that you've got sort of partisan tribal people that is Jason Johnson of the root and David Brooks of The New York Times thanks to both of you thank you communities hard hit by the opioid epidemic had hoped for help this year they had taken the drug industry to court then a big federal trial in Ohio was called off and since then the legal fight has unraveled here's north country public radio's Brian man first let's talk about the stakes a hundred and thirty Americans died from opiate overdose is every day and without some kind of national settlement with big pharma communities won't get serious money to help with the crisis anytime soon Josh appear was Pennsylvania state Attorney General he told reporters without a deal similar to the big tobacco settlements in the nineteen nineties there'll be legal chaos we will randomly haphazardly litigate these cases no particular rhyme or reason and the needs of people across this country will not be met for much of twenty nineteen the deal seemed close federal judge Dan poster in Ohio was holding high level settlement talks while channeling thousands of civil lawsuits against the drug industry into a tidy legal pipeline then came a big federal case in posters court in October that was expected to test the liability of drug makers and distributors the very last minute however companies reached a local settlement with a couple of Ohio counties and the trial was called off Greg we deal an activist whose son died from an opioid overdose in twenty fifteen told NPR outside the courthouse in Cleveland he was black you have no admission of wrongdoing it seems as though nothing is changing settlement talks also splintered with judge posters still leading negotiations in Ohio while state attorneys general around the country pushed without success for a separate deal Adam Zimmerman a professor who studies opioid litigation at Loyola law school says he's just not sure what happens next I don't know if there's a clear roadmap Zimmerman thinks it made sense for judge pollster in others to push for a big legal settlement this year but he says it just didn't pay off the opioid crisis is just presented such sent an emergency and called for such quick action to the extent it hasn't worked I don't think that's necessarily faulting judge pollster is much is just the extremely complicated nature of this litigation legal model that remains is scary for cash strapped towns and cities it also leaves a big cloud over the pharmaceutical industry in August a state judge in Oklahoma found Johnson and Johnson liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties for misleading marketing of prescription opioids Johnson and Johnson is appealing that decision but it was a shot across the bow for drug companies assign courts around the U. S. might rule in favor of communities a month later in September the avalanche of lawsuits pushed another big opioid maker over the edge Purdue pharma the company that made billion selling the prescription painkiller oxycontin has filed for bankruptcy the move comes just part of that is ruptured bankruptcy produce pharmacy owners the Sackler family offer to pay three billion dollars in their personal cash to help communities while giving.
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"After foster on the governorship in Mississippi the governor take grief Tuesday defeated democratic Attorney General and to Canada to run low budget campaigns in Kentucky despite democratic Attorney General Eddie Fisher declaring victory Republican governor Matt Bevin told his campaign a crowd we are not conceding this race by any stretch one press secretary for the conservative policy organization heritage actions as a loss in Kentucky would not be the president's fault I think it's too early to call it a referendum on trump you know this is an off year very low turnout Kentucky saw about thirty thirty five percent turn out and you know Kentucky with obviously one by trump five thirty percent margin Democrats have taken full control of the Virginia legislature other Republican congressman announces his retirement before the next election annoy Republican congressman John Shimkus I'll stick with this plan to retire in a brief flirtation with an opportunity to pursue a top position on the energy and commerce committee Junker said that he'd been asked to stay on after Oregon Republican Greg Walden announced his retirement last week well that is the top Republican on the committee and Jim because as one of the most senior members since he initially announced his retirement plans in August shin cases been among the small group of Republican house members from red districts to publicly criticize president trump she says he wants to focus on areas where he and the president agree or spotted Bernie that at the White House continues to call the impeachment acquiring a sham press secretary Stephanie Grisham is dismissing the latest transcripts of impeachment testimony saying they show there is even less evidence for this illegitimate impeachment jam than previously thought in a written statement she says there was no quid pro quo with Ukraine and that nothing can change the fact that the president did nothing wrong including salacious media bias headline what else corresponding requested more these.
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"Governorship would typically be passed on to the secretary of state but he was among several officials who recently resigned secretary of justice Wanda Vasquez next in line of succession will be the new governor it's twenty minutes after the hour on this morning Jennifer Kerr shankha is here with more of America's first news word in over the six hours of Robert Miller is a long sought appearance before two congressional panels little in the way of new information came to light and it remains unclear what action house Democrats will take in their consideration of whether the president committed high crimes and misdemeanors sufficient to impeach him president trump waitin on Muller's testimony one of the worst performances in the history of our country house speaker Nancy Pelosi pretty interesting day at the store a client as a matter of fact a day in which a former special counsel affirmed in public with them all the report click for as expected Miller didn't stray from the confines of the report and refused to answer questions you deem to be outside the findings of his long probe into Russian meddling in the last presidential election and obstruction of justice delivering a defeat to the trump administration's most sweeping effort to singlehandedly overhaul the asylum system without Congress a federal judge has blocked a rule that made most migrants from Central America and other countries in eligible for asylum at the U. S. Mexico border the District Court judge agreed to issue a temporary injunction halting the policy well he reviews the merits of the legal challenge spear headed by the ACLU Boris Johnson has taken over as Britain's prime minister vowing to break the impasse the defeated his predecessor by leading the country out of the European Union and silencing what he called the doubters the doom stirs and gloom stirs who believe it can't be done but the brexit champion faces the same problems that polemics Theresa may during her three years in office having a government.
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"The governorship would typically be passed on to the secretary of state but he was among several officials who recently resigned secretary of justice one the Vasquez next in line of succession will be the new governor it's twenty minutes after the hour on this morning Jennifer Kerr shankha is here with more of America's first news ported over the six hours of Robert Miller is a long sought appearance before two congressional panels little in the way of new information came to light and it remains unclear what action house Democrats will take in their consideration of whether the president committed high crimes and misdemeanors sufficient to impeach him president trump weighed in on Muller's testimony one of the worst performances in the history of our country house speaker Nancy Pelosi pretty interesting day and historic one as a matter of fact a day in which a former special counsel affirmed in public with them all the report check for as expected Miller didn't stray from the confines of the report and refused to answer questions you deem to be outside the findings of his long probe into Russian meddling in the last presidential election and obstruction of justice delivering a defeat to the trump administration's most sweeping effort to singlehandedly overhaul the asylum system without Congress a federal judge has blocked a rule that made most migrants from Central America and other countries in eligible for asylum at the U. S. Mexico border the District Court judge agreed to issue a temporary injunction halting the policy well he reviews the merits of a legal challenge spear headed by the ACLU Boris Johnson has taken over as Britain's prime minister vowing to break the impasse the defeated his predecessor by leading the country out of the European Union and silencing what he called the doubters the doom stirs and gloom stirs who believe it can't be done but the brexit champion faces the same problems that polemics Theresa may during her three years in office having a government.
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"No matter where you live in the state of Colorado is what we hope to accomplish. But at the democratic governor Jared polis, I'm Denver teachers went on strike for a couple of days to over concerns about pay and Colorado ranks in the bottom half the states in terms of teacher, pay per pupil spending. So can you talk a little bit about that that education spending gap? So that was one of the first trials of my governorship was scoop largest school district. Teachers went out on strike. We worked very hard talking to both sides to try to bring them together. And we were we were satisfied and happy that the. Outcome was only three day strike in the district did their best during that's right to keep all their schools open, which they did families weren't inconvenience. Of course, they weren't delivering the full education. They value that they rely on their educators for the Lisa kept their schools open, and it was settled after three days, which we were thrilled with and it really serves as. As testimony to the dedication that both the teachers and the district did to work it out. And I think the biggest winners at the end of the day were students and families. And now they've really started in a new page of on the relationship between the districts teachers in our largest district, and do you have a plan in terms of how to deal with education funding gap in terms of bills teachers concerns, well, those teachers concerns were addressed in the contract. It wasn't really okay. So larger overall education spending. So in our state, we have a constitutional. Limit called Taber. Right. The taxpayer Bill of rights. And so what that means is funding decisions like that have to be made by voters. They're not made by the legislature or the governor. And so certainly we want to work with a broad coalition inconvenient the business community educators. Those who care about our roads. And transportation around what those funding solutions would.
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"Six six ninety. We're not ready to go on the air. Yet. Figuring it out Eric's doing some intense research because we're looking at the state of Virginia and the the governorship and the the the fact that if Ralph we'll try to lay it out, and then we're looking at all the different possibilities. Right. If governor north and resigns, right, then it would go to the Lieutenant governor Fairfax, but he has problems of his own with the woman, Dr Vanessa Tyson, accusing him of sexual assault. As the latest story there. They Lieutenant governor has hired the lawyers used by Justice Cavanaugh while Vanessa Dr Vanessa Tyson has hired Christine Ford's exit attorneys, you couldn't you couldn't make this up in a soap opera now. So if he has to resign or he cannot take over the governorship, then it would go to the attorney general, Mark herring. Mark herring. Was one of the first. That said the governor must resign. And then it was found out that Mark herring. Dressed up in black face and admitted to it now admitted to it now. So if then he can't hold the governorship who does it. Go to go to the speaker of the states house of delegates who is Kirk Cox, a Republican now the thing that we got into asking the questions. It's like, okay. Well, wait a minute. But what if what if the Lieutenant governor stays stays, the Lieutenant governor resigns, I write what happens at that point. Right. Could there another democrat be put in there? And so it depends on who resigns I in this entire chess match here. So if the hypothetically if the governor stayed but was intending to resign. But wanted a democrat in there could the Lieutenant governor resigned. I and would that bring a democrat into that position? No the way it would work these because each of them are separate elected positions. Unlike you know, if you're thinking about president and vice president, of course, that was one ticket attorney general that is somebody who was nominated and confirmed by the Senate on the on the US government on the at the US level at the state of Virginia. Here's how it would work. If the Lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax resigned and just he resigned, right? The Senate majority leader or the president of the state Senate Steve Newman, a Republican. Would be the acting Lieutenant governor. So we don't know that that would require a special election, or if he would hold that position until the next until special special in so there, there could be a special election. But it does as far as is is I've seen there's there's nothing that tells me there is there's also nothing that tells me there wouldn't be special election. We just don't know. Okay. Now, if the attorney general Mark hearing again as you point out, he was one of the first to call on governor route north to step down, and but now admits himself to wearing black face if he stepped down the state legislature chooses the new attorney general. It's a majority Republican. In both the house and the Senate. He's not going to resign. Because well, I. Here's my question. If if Mark herring doesn't step down. You know, the hypocrisy is is blatant. Right. You don't have to math there. We don't know. What's going to happen with the accusations with Lieutenant governor, Justin. Fairfax the the alleged victim in that case is speaking now, and there could be there could be a greater call on him to step down or he may stand his ground and say, look, I n he's been saying recent days, I've never ever assaulted anyone and he could stay. But if if he steps down and the attorney general steps down you've got to, you know, Republicans there at Lieutenant governor, and then attorney general. And immediately, you know, it goes back to the the governor. And if the governor, you know, stay I I tend to believe of northern has stayed this long. He's gonna fight this out that he's not going to step down. I don't know how big I don't know. How great the pressure is going to be the you know, what's interesting is the tone has changed in the last twenty four hours. It's changed when everyone realized what on the left what would happen. Remember, the Democrats were calling Joe Biden calling on the governor to step down last Friday. They were calling on the governor to resign. It went a little quiet over the last twenty four hours because with the with the any over the last I guess recent days as the allegations against. Lieutenant governor Fairfax came about. And then the admission by the attorney general Mark herring came out as to wearing black face. Now, the left is going a ho. We can't have this. Because my question would be okay. Last friday. You were all saying you don't have the confidence in northern. Do you have the confidence? Now, do you have the confidence? You know, I'm talking about prominent Democrats. They don't have any legal say so in this, but they have political influence what about Geraldo should. Fairfax. The Lieutenant governor step down. Do you have confidence? That he could serve the people of that state. We'll look I as we know the Democrats really don't care. There's been no outrage. Now democrat women I'd Fairfax have you heard any major. No, neither neither of I. I again, it it shows the it shows the hypocrisy. It'll be interesting to see how you know joy Behar response tomorrow in the criticism for her. And then we were talking about what would be Goldberg when she was dating Ted Danson. Remember that whole black face incident when Ted Danson dressed up in black face. But again with the full approval of whippy Goldberg, and then the story from Fox News, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have avoided the route northern controversy in their late night monologues. They say it's interesting because they both have histories of using black face and skits. Right. So how hot you know, hot? Is it go and then everybody got their response. But the way in brothers dressed up in white face. Look, this is a this is a liberal thing. This is about the it's about we don't set the standard. But we're not setting the right the right book on how all this works. And and what the public sentiment is. And and and politically how it all falls out. I all of that is up to other. It's it's it's me as I said earlier, I I was on social media yesterday and just roaring laughing because it went from wait a minute. This isn't I it's it's not it might have been racism to dress up in black face seventy years ago when when racism when it actually existed it was done for that reason. But but but now if you're honoring somebody or if it's in a skit, or it's it's making fun of somebody, you know, more than a roast or and if you would Meyer that person. You know, if if if northern admired Michael Jackson, well that that's not racism, and so that should be allowed and I'm thinking to myself. Okay. When's cultural appropriation going come into this argument now that they seem to a defeated the argument of racism while? And and and there it appeared it doesn't matter whether it's racist or not, it's cultural appropriation. I'm telling you when I saw that on social media yesterday on Twitter. I just lost Justin Timberlake couldn't pay tribute to Princess the Super Bowl, right, cultural appropriation. And. He didn't. He wasn't in black face. Music music, right. Right. I mean, it is it really is. Wow. No wonder Michael Bolton's careers over. Now. What is this the out to us President Obama from December of two thousand sixteen when President Obama said race is a social construct. Is that the out? I is the out for everybody including Elizabeth Warren, I identify with that tribe. Right eye dente fi as an American Indian and President Obama stated that that is okay. Because race as President Obama said is a social construct, right? And so northern can say I defied as Michael Jackson at that time. Right. I was floating in my trans racialism. Well, he literally was trying to identify as Michael Jackson. I guess he was he was. Yeah. I simply identified right? And then herring comes on says. Look President Obama said it right race. I've come to know the race is a social construct, right? Which means you can be whatever race you wish to be that came from President Obama when he was president. When the last interviews he did. There was no controversy on that said that no we brought it up on the air. Nobody was outraged. No. When President Obama said that no one, right? So why can't all the Democrats use that? Now, we identified with that race or in that in that case, Elizabeth Warren that tribe, and so what I think is. Yep. Problem solved. Everybody can stay. It's so hard. Here's here's the. Here's the problem page twenty one on the rule book. No, no. That's yesterday's news. You want page one Twenty-one on the rule book because it changes everything. We identified this problem years ago. We identified the identity problem. Well, look, I. Once you'll be loved to be doing eight liberal talk show. I mean, how we're liberals reacting to all of this. Now, we know we know you're out there listening to us because when you when you see when you see any which you believe it's a little opening. Or would you believe is a weakness that our argument we hear from you, you know, you. So we know if you're a liberate your liberal this year right now going on, man. This is just reminds me of one of those like SCI fi movies where they get to the bottom of the ocean. You know, in this this this exploring craft that they're in not a submarine, but you know, the submersible submersible, and and they're they're saying, you know, that you can't go down that far. You can't Rick. Don't no one's been that deep. It's okay. And then all of a sudden the glass starts cracking, and it just implodes. It's that kind of very quick. Implosion? I just don't know. I don't know how I don't know how it is going to go forward. I mean because we have a real political situation here in Virginia and do. Yep. The the cavenaugh thing. Doesn't apply to Fairfax? Right. Right. Think about all the passionate energy put into the cabinet hearings. And and and and confirmation and all of that remember all that energy away. I think we sort of live that is that energy does that energy die. Is that energy go away? Oh, is it make it easier now for President Trump to appoint whoever he wants if there's a supreme court opening where is MSNBC calling for all three of them to resign. Eight six six ninety redeye. We'll.
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"Out progressive each other on their platforms. You're saying that she's got. The leader. She's the leader. Everybody knows that everybody feels that. She's the leader of this of this mass movement. That is not I'm not talking about a move in terms of organizational, who's the Michael Moore talking about of course, it's Alexandra or Casio Cortez. Michael doesn't doesn't even know he's on logic. If we're literally does he does he said I mean, but this is the way. He said back then it was thirty five because you died at thirty eight not exactly true, which means if we live longer now than we should increase the age to be president. But anyway, it's Michael Moore doesn't make you even more frightened. When you think is the putative leader of the left, Victor, and she's the one who wants to have these death panels like ObamaCare deciding who's gonna live and who's gonna die at the other end of life. Well, and not only that Kamala Harris wants to get rid of all private healthcare with a flick of the wrist. And then we can we can tax everybody at ninety percent who makes too much money. This is the left victory today. Yeah. Well, one time I told a neighbor that you know, I saved so I wouldn't have to be dependent and she laughingly called me a foreign game. Well, at least she knew her Star Trek Victor Doumbia stranger. Thank you for calling. Let's go to line two Margaret in California. You wanna talk to us about this lying. Governor the butcher of Richmond. Margaret talk to us. Hi, Dr guard guys so thrilled to talk to you. I'm shaking. I I was listening to the press conference that northern had with his wife standing next to him. He said I had to write this down because I won't be able to remember it because I'm starting Gemstar scared. Relax, deep breath. What did he say? What what are the Butch of Richmond say okay, northern said that after he shouted his family's with his family around the dinner table that he realized that that was not the man he is in other words, he no longer identified with that person. He said that it was. Yeah. He said it because he later on because he did lie, but he meant that he just didn't identify with the man in the photo. He never said it was not physically. Are you talking about Bill Clinton? It means. Well, the definition of is I think I've heard that before do it, and you can listen to Kamala Harris and questioning like when she questioned I go Kevin. Cavanaugh Cavanaugh that she twisted the questions and carefully chose the question. So that he would be caught. You know, how they do that I'm filling whenever I listened to them. I listen to them very carefully and how they choose how they place their words. They turn them around. It's not about truth. It's about now to Margaret stale. Stay on the line. You'll get a signed copy of my new book why we fight. Thank you for calling. Let's go to line three in Arizona at sea. Yes. Just a quick answer. My opinion question that you post earlier Cui Bono about this debacle in Virginia. And it's my opinion that Mark carrying the attorney general, but the person who has the most to the pain. In Virginia the succession, if the governor is forced to resign. Next is Lieutenant governor he's coming with his own baggage. And then after him is the attorney general and caring has already declared that he's running for governor in twenty twenty one Virginia. This would give him a leg up. He would be an incumbent. He had a seven year six and a half year term. And being the governor of Virginia is not like being the governor of New Mexico. They generally go on to bigger and better things. For instance, Tim Kaine is a Senator Mark Warner. Former governor is also a Senator McAuliffe former governor. They don't want to flawed candidates in the governorship of. Virginia. And that's why I think that it's going to be Mark Aaron and the more radical more left more. Star than both of the other two combined could be could be it's a good theory at thank you for calling. We shall see. I think we'll know a lot lot more in the coming days. Let's go to line four, Shelley Newport Beach, California. You wanna return us to the topic of Margaret Sanger? Yeah. I had her Hillary, and I just saw a clip. Can you can you can can you talk more? Yeah. You're you're very muffled. Oh, shoot. Any better? That's a little better. Go ahead shot a little better. Okay. Well, I am referencing. And Hillary, and I had just. Dead Hitler's America, just. Flipped. It was so chilling. But. Well, Hillary was saying I'm very grateful for that. Sanger thought her work and her Lenny Lenny staffed. Yeah. I think that's a very bad line. But I think we got the point Hillary Clinton was enamored of Margaret Sanger the racist. Eugenicist not only that Hillary Clinton is a recipient of the Margaret Sanger award, which tells you everything you need to know, they say they care about the little ones they say they care about the vulnerable ones. But the left as we have seen in the last week is.
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"Celebrity of all ain't none other than the mailman home alone. His Summerfield, Louisiana. Now, this what they call by you contract there when you start raining, you got you. Now nickname New Orleans nicknames being. Norlin big. Easy. That's all. Doll overplays now round mardi gras. Tom college kids on bourbon street girls. Always go awhile video. TVN? That's what happened. Hurricane. Jimmy Kimmel that's him dressed in full black face wells entire body. Trying to look like Karl Malone and speaking that way, and also Oprah Winfrey. In an another case, Jimmy Fallon. Hey dresses in black face. Also, his hands to try and be Chris rock joyless Bihar. Now, the thing is you've got to remember here if a conservative any of these things, you know, the typical predictable allegations of racism in the mantra and firings would be made by people on the left. But in light of NBC's decision, for example, with you know, Meghan. What what do you do? Now. What are these networks? Now do now what are the people of Virginia do anyway here to debate discuss we got Jonathan Gillam, former FBI agent federal air Marshall, author of sheep, no more bestseller, Danielle McLaughlin. Attorney constitutional expert. Welcome both of you back to the program. And Danielle I'll start with you. Okay. So you got the governor of Virginia the Commonwealth saying that well, the baby will be delivered in the baby will be made comfortable. And then the mother only will get to decide if it baby needs to be resuscitate it needs medical help. And then later, we'll just have a discussion. Okay. That very same week. Then we find out the governor is in black face and the Lieutenant governor now is embroiled in a sex scandal. And that raises the question. Where's kamala? Harris where's Kirsten gillibrand? Amy klobuchar Feinstein, where's Schumer, whereas Lahey, where's dick Durbin where Sheldon Whitehouse, Chris coons and. Senator a no and others in the people in the media that were so willing to say, I believe in the Justice Kavanagh case. Good afternoon, Sean. Hey, Jonathan I actually agree with you Sean for once. I think it's very cynical that we're not seeing the women congressmen senators who were supposedly for the future of Kevin are coming forward and talking with the same kind of vehemence a Lieutenant for Fairfax just two sides to a story. I read her this is a real problem. This is a real problem. And I honestly think I think the Democrats are being cynical about this. Mickey they can keep the the the governorship. But I don't think they should it's hard for the Democrats because they should have required. Purity purity, you do once enrolled gone, but if they wanna be then they have to be consistent Jonathan what do you think? I went Danielle listen to me, very carefully come over to the conservative side Daniel. Almost there. You're almost you're making too much sense. Now, I totally agree with with what Daniel saying, you know, if you're going to set guidelines for everybody else in the United States, you got to be willing to live by those guidelines. And that's the problem that we keep seeing with the left is that they get in rage. And I know it's politics, right? The rider getting raised about the left the left. They're getting raised about the right? However, what we see the difference with the left in this country is that they're they're not just outrage they've moved forward to set legal standards, or in the court of public opinion standards that will get people kicked off the show or their careers ruined. And in the case of Megan Kelly, you know, when she said what she said, it was just in passing as you talked about a few a few months ago. It was just in passing cost her her whole show. These are people that are literally doing these things that they tell everybody not to do. And then they go quiet, and I love the fact that Danielle saints. What she's saying? Because Sean, I think if if Democrats start separate let's say the liberals start separating themselves from the democrat party what you're going to see is that they actually identify with a lot more than President Trump does. And we all identify in agree on a lot more than what we actually think we do when we let go of that that party ideology. And I think this is a perfect example of that, you know, you watch all of this unfold. I don't think it's going to happen. And this gets to the heart of what the Democratic Party has become I'll give you an example, Danielle, and I I liked Jonathan appreciate your honesty. But I think it's an untenable position. And you're really good. You can threat a needle a lot of ways, and you have on this very program defending Democrats when I don't think you have a way to defend them. But, you know, look at the recent government shutdown where the Democrats only a few short years ago were sounding exactly like Donald Trump on the border wall. They blow. Bludgeon President Trump about child separation. He fixed the issue that was there from Obama and President Bush. He offers dreamers. What the Democrats say they want fixed? He wants they want DACA fixed. And then they won't even sit down at the table and talk to the president either book during the shutdown before the shutdown after the shutdown. So to me that telegraphs that they care more about hating. The Trump hating the president hating Trump than they do about fixing the problem that they said they cared so much about he said they cared about furloughed employees, but they wouldn't come to the table and negotiate a deal. So I think on the very same issue that we're discussing here. They're willing to bludgeon Donald Trump over stormy Daniels or whatever other which was a private matter fifteen years ago, but they themselves have their own sexual metoo moment happening right before their eyes and their silences deafening. Okay. So I don't agree with you on a lot of that story Daniels issue that Democrats had is that the American voters didn't know about it. They can afford. I voted with the dream is it was Trump that ended excuse me. Candidate. No, excuse me. No candidate running for any office is going to discuss their personal sexual history. As a qualification for office. That's we're not talking about Bill Clinton and an intern inside the Oval Office. There is a great distinction. I'm not defending it. I'm just saying that that nobody would discuss any personal matter like that. And frankly, if the question was asked it would probably be dismissed by the American people as offensive. Yeah. Well, I mean, I think there's a lot of things on the table with an election. I think that's one of the concern. Once we have there wasn't improper campaign to the the. And the wall. I absolutely agree. You have the two thousand and six secure faintest ex. We had a crash all other states thanksgiving hundred miles, and I'd like to its line what the resistance is to the wall. And it's about context. For security the open borders democrat thing, it's not real. They're against excuse me. They want to eliminate ice. They don't wanna fund the wall. Not one dollars all Lancy Pelosi offered. That's it. Yes. She's playing hobbling. Honestly, I don't blame her. Because now they have the house, and they were gonna use it. So what's the benefit this president's fighting life and death ninety percent of the heroin comes across that border sentinels coming across that border. Wait a minute. Young girls have being brought across that border and literally put into human slavery and prostitution do they care more about that? Or they care more about getting a win over Trump. They I think it's about rhetoric at this point. I think it's about calling it a warm, I'll be honest with you. I think it does talk external side, I think will come to the table. But I think they're going to want all the president. We have four thousand homicides, we have ten thousand thirty thousand sexual assaults that we've chronicled and one hundred thousand violent assaults with illegal immigrants that are crossed the wall. Now, that's that's the one or two percent that we're trying to keep out not the ninety nine percent. They can come in legally that want a better life for their families. So you can't argue so so we can argue going forward than anything new that happens like an MS thirteen child molester that was arrested yesterday by our border officials. The Democrats get the blame. They complicit in what happens here forward if we don't fix it. Fix it. Number one, number two. Illegal. Women say that doesn't make your true. They haven't done a thing. Well, we'll see what happens on paper. See what happens? Okay. We'll wait while while drugs poor another country. We'll just sit and watch our watches where we had we had eight years we had eight years of Obama nothing got fixed. That's that's what I can't understand is the proof is in the pudding. And I'm in I'm going to fall to the Republicans is well, you know, when Bush was in office, we didn't get anything fixed in with immigration. The problem is now you have a president that is wanting to fix it. That is offering solutions is bold enough to set party, politics aside and say effective solutions. This is what we need. That's that is why I pushed for President Trump and then candidate Trump so hard because he's somebody that looks for effective solutions. And he speaks truth, and it really anger some people. But you know, what I like many of them we don't care anymore. We want affective solutions not party politics. And you can't say Danielle that we have to wait to see. What they're going to do because they're not gonna do anything. They're not history shows that they're not going to do anything. There's only one politician that has stepped forward with real solutions. And that's Donald Trump. Right. Let me ask the neck hanging on. What do we do about the house of delegates now with everything I hope that you are funded by the governor statements on you know, delivering a baby making sure the baby's comfortable and then not even trying to medically assist. The baby do support that Daniel. No. Of course, not. I gotta stop it there quick break. We'll come right back talk more about what happens to the attorney general the Lieutenant governor and the governor and the Commonwealth of Virginia. And what about these Hollywood celebrities? We'll get to all of that with Jonathan Gillam Danielle McLaughlin, a great Hannity tonight at nine quick break. Right back. We'll.
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"Squeeze the gig in because of his filming schedule for the sequel. They went to his Jumanji co-star, Kevin Hart wound up dropping out over homophobic tweets. Now, the February twenty four th show. We'll be host less. Deborah rodriguez. CBS news. Driver accused in triple fatal accident you in court. I'm Cindy Burkey. That's one of the stories we're following on AM seven sixty a nineteen year old oceanside man who allegedly plowed his truck into a car. Full of passengers Tuesday is due in court to respond to charges in the deaths of three of the car's occupants Mason fish is accused of driving intoxicated and running a red light. The environmentalist group San Diego three fifty will hold rallies today. If the offices of two congressman activists say they'll be delivering signatures from constituents in favor of a green new deal to the offices of Representative Scott Peters of San Diego and Duncan Hunter of alcohol on authorities sat down to valley center marijuana dispensaries yesterday seizing their stock and arresting workers. Sheriff's officials say they shut down green valley LLC and twenty four seven collective after numerous complaints from the community right now at Lindbergh field. It's clear and. Forty six degrees. AM seven sixty K FM be talk and breaking news. Welcome to Thursday. You are with first light from Westwood One. News in Washington. Good morning. Michael Toscano on this side of the radio as we jump right into another day coming up in our first half hour that political crisis in Virginia as the state's top three officials are mired in controversy. We'll also took a take a look at how the Democrats are reasserting themselves in the house of representatives. But the forecast fines old man winter is back. And he's not in a good mood. Kevin cartels tells us about a new movie called what men want not sure if that's a title making a question or a statement. And that's just some of what's ahead. This first half hour on Thursdays. I like. Does now seven minutes after the hour. The political crisis in Virginia deepened yesterday when the state's attorney general admitted to wearing black face in the nineteen eighties at a college party becoming the state's third high ranking democrat caught up in scandal. Governor Ralph Northam was already fighting for his political life over a racist photo and his medical school yearbook. Amyloid tenant governor is fending off allegations of sexual abuse. Oscar Jimenez reports on how we got to this point. All three Virginia's top officials are facing pressure to resign. Let's start with Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam who said Friday night, he was in a photo that appeared in one thousand nine hundred four medical school yearbook. He now insists he's not in that picture but did admit to wearing black face that same year. I did participate in a dance kinda in San Antonio in which dark darkened my face. As part of a Michael Jackson thing has no plans to resign. But if he did he would be succeeded by Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax who now faces a sexual assault allegation. Quote, what began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault. Mr. Fairfax put his hand behind my neck and forcefully pushed my head towards his crotch claims Vanessa Tyson, whom he met at the two thousand four democratic national convention. Fairfax released a statement in response reading in part at no time did she expressed to me any discomfort or concern about our interactions. Then there's Virginia attorney general, Mark herring. The next in mind to the governorship admitting Wednesday. He too appeared in black face at a party in one thousand nine hundred obviously back. Ordinarily, challenge Virginia's and within these controversies are heavy political implications as well since the third in line to the governorship is Republican foot control of the governor's mansion. All right. Our thanks to correspondent, Omar Jimenez. And we'll be talking about that more in depth in our next half hour of I like this morning. All right. It's coming up on nine minutes after the hour and the new democratic majority in the house is flexing its legislative muscle Capitol Hill. Correspondent Linda Kenyon tells us they spent the day yesterday convening hearings on issues they felt were long ignored during Republican control. Michael some hot button issues returned to Capitol Hill to climate change hearings kicked off in the house. They coincided with a new U N report that found last year was the fourth warmest on record and that weather extremes included wildfires in California and Greece drought in South Africa and floods in India, North Carolina. Governor ROY Cooper told the house natural resources committee. His state has suffered the consequences. We have weathered too. To so-called five hundred year floods within two years and three of them within twenty years. House. Republicans have been skeptical about climate change the pointed out that legislative compromise on reducing greenhouse gas. Emissions wouldn't be easy, and it would likely be even harder in the Republican controlled Senate. Then there was the gun violence hearing before the House Judiciary committee enough, that's Eastman, a survivor of the mass shooting at Florida's Marjory stoneman Douglas high school, we have had enough of gun violence in our schools in our movie theaters are places of worship in nightclubs and restaurants on our streets, and in our communities committee, chairmen Jerrold, Nadler said gun violence is an issue that can no longer be ignored. It is evident from the energy of the crowd of this room as well as the millions of people across the country, fighting for sensible gun safety laws at the public is demanding national legislation, but the committee's top Republican Collins said democratic proposals to fight gun violence are just empty promises. The greatest cruelty in the world is to tell people you will help them in their situation. With legislation and then try to pass legislation. They would do nothing to fix the problems. The house is trying to begin to fix the problem with background check legislation while it is likely to pass in the house. It is equally likely to run into significant roadblocks in the Republican controlled Senate. Thanks, Linda, Linda Kenyon, reporting for first light. It's eleven past the hour. Coming up old man winter has been particularly.
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"Six ninety redeye we're not ready to go on the air yet. Eric's doing intense researcher because we're looking at the state of Virginia and the the governorship and the the the fact that if Ralph we'll try to lay it out, and then we're looking at all the different possibilities. Right. If governor northen resigns, right, then it would go to the Lieutenant governor Lieutenant Fairfax, but he has problems of his own with the woman, Dr Vanessa Tyson, accusing him of sexual assault. As the latest story there. The Lieutenant governor has hired the lawyers used by Justice Cavanaugh while Vanessa Dr Vanessa Tyson has hired Christine Ford's exit attorneys, you couldn't you couldn't make this up in a soap opera now. So if he has to resign or he cannot take over the governorship, then it would go to the attorney general, Mark herring. Mark herring was one of the first. That said the governor must resign. And then it was found out that Mark herring. Dressed up in black face and admitted to it now admitted to it now. So if then he can't hold the governorship who does it. Go to go to the speaker of the states house of delegates who is Kirk Cox, a Republican now the thing that we got into asking the questions. It's like, okay. Well, wait a minute. But what if what if the Lieutenant governor stays stays in the Lieutenant governor resigns, I write what happens at that point. Right. Could there another democrat be put in there? And so it depends on who resigns I in this entire chess match here. So if the hypothetically if the governor stayed but was intending to resign. But wanted a democrat in there could the Lieutenant governor resigned. I and would that bring a democrat into that position? No the way it would work these because each of them are separate elected positions. Unlike you know, if you're thinking about president and vice president, of course, that was one ticket attorney general that is somebody who's nominated and confirmed by the Senate on the on the US government on the at the US level of the state of Virginia. Here's how it would work. If the Lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax resigned and just he resigned, right? The Senate majority leader or the president of the state Senate Steve Newman, a Republican. Would be the acting Lieutenant governor. So we don't know that that would require a special election, or if he would hold that position until the next until special unless there was a special in so at there, there could be a special election. But it does as far as as I've seen there is there's nothing that tells me there is there's also nothing that tells me there wouldn't be special election. We just don't know. Okay. Now, if the attorney general Mark hearing again as you point out, he was one of the first to call on governor route north to step down, and but now admits himself to wearing black face if he stepped down the state legislature chooses the new attorney general. It's a majority Republican. In both the house and the Senate. He's not going to resign. Well happen because well, I. Here's my question. If if Mark herring doesn't step down. You know, the hypocrisy is is blatant. Right. You don't have to do much math there. We don't know what's going to happen with the accusations with Lieutenant governor, Justin. Fairfax the the alleged victim in that case is speaking now, and there could be there could be a greater call on him to step down or he may stand his ground and say, look I and he's been saying in recent days, I've never ever assaulted anyone and he could stay. But if if if he steps down and the attorney general steps down you've got to, you know, Republicans there at Lieutenant governor, and then attorney general. And immediately, you know, it goes back to the the governor. And if the governor, you know, stay I I tend to believe of northern has stayed this long. He's gonna fight this out that he's not going to step down. I don't know how big I don't know. How great the pressure is going to be the you know, what's interesting is the tone has changed in the last twenty four hours. It's changed when everyone realized what on the left what would happen. Remember, the Democrats were calling Joe Biden calling on the governor to step down last Friday. They were calling on the governor to resign. It went a little quiet over the last twenty four hours because with the with the over the last I guess recent days as the allegations against. Lieutenant governor Fairfax came about. And then the admission by the attorney general Marquette came out as to wearing black face. Now, the left is going ho. Oh, we can't have this. Because my question would be okay. Last friday. You were all saying you don't have the confidence in north. Do you have the confidence? Now, do you have the confidence? You know, I'm talking about prominent Democrats. They don't have any legal say so in this, but they have political influence what about Geraldo should. Fairfax. The Lieutenant governor step down. Do you have confidence? That he could serve the people of that state. Look, I as we know the Democrats really don't care. There's been no outrage now democrat women at Fairfax. Have you heard any major? No, neither neither have. I again, it it shows the it shows the hypocrisy. It'll be interesting to see how you know joy Behar response tomorrow in the criticism for her. And then we were we're talking about what would be Goldberg when she was dating Ted Danson. Remember that whole black face incident when Ted Danson dressed up in black face. But again with the full approval of what be Goldberg, and then the story from Fox News had Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have avoided the route northern controversy in their late night monologues. And they say it's interesting because they both have histories of using black face and skits. Right. So how hot you know, how does it go? And then everybody got their response. But the way and brothers dressed up in white face. Look, this is a this is a liberal thing. This is about the. It's about standard. We're not setting the right the right book on how all this works. And and what the public sentiment is. And and and politically how it all falls out. I all of that is up to other. It's not up to me as I said earlier, I I was on social media yesterday and just roaring laughing because it went from wait a minute. This isn't I it's not it might have been racism to dress up in black face seventy years ago when when racism when it actually existed, and it was done for that reason. But but but now if you're honoring somebody or if it's in a skit, or it's it's making fun of somebody, you know, more it's an a rose or, and if you would Meyer that person, you know, if if if northern admired Michael Jackson, well that that's not racism, and so that should be allowed. And and I'm thinking to myself, okay. When's cultural preparation going to come into this argument now that they seem to have defeated the argument of racism while. And and they're it appeared it doesn't matter whether it's racist or not, it's cultural appropriation. I'm telling you when I saw that on social media yesterday on Twitter. I just lost lost Justin Timberlake couldn't pay tribute to Princess the Super Bowl, right, cultural appropriation. And. He didn't. He wasn't in black face. No, singing music and his music, right? Right. I mean, it is it really is. Wow. No wonder Michael Bolton's careers over. Now is this one? Theon out. What is this the out to us President Obama from December of two thousand sixteen when President Obama? Said race is a social construct. Is that the out? I is that the out for everybody including Elizabeth Warren. I dent PHI with that tribe. Right. I identify as an American Indian and President Obama stated that that is okay. Because race as President Obama said is a social construct, right? And so northern can say I defied as Michael Jackson at that time. Right. I was floating in my trans racialism. Well, he literally was trying to identify as Michael Jackson. I guess he was he was. Yeah. I simply identified right? And then herring comes on says. Look President Obama said it right race. I've come to know the race is a social construct, right? Which means you can be whatever race you wish to be that came from President Obama when he was president. When the last interviews he did. There was no controversy on that said that no we brought it up on the air. Nobody was outraged. No. When President Obama said that no one, right? So why can't all the Democrats use that? Now, we identified with that race or in that in that case, Elizabeth Warren that tribe, and so what I think is. Yep. Problem solved. Everybody can stay. It's so hard. Here's here's the. Here's the problem page twenty one on the rule book. No, no. That's yesterday's news. You want page one Twenty-one on the rule book because it changes everything. We identified this problem years ago. We identified the identity problem. Well, look, I. Once you'll be loved to be doing a liberal talk show. I mean, how we're liberals reacting to all of this. Now, we know we know you're out there listening to us because when you when you see when you see any what you believe is, you know, a little opening of or what you believe is a weakness that our argument we hear from you. You know, you. So we know if you're a liberal, you're liberal right now going, oh, man. This is just reminds me of one of those like SCI fi movies where they get to the bottom of the ocean. You know, in this this this exploring craft that they're in a submarine, but you know, the submersible submersible, and and they're the they're saying, you know, that you can't go down that far. You can Rick. Don't no one's been that deep. It's okay. And then all of a sudden the glass starts cracking, and it just implodes. It's that kind of very quick. Implosion? I just don't know. I don't know how I don't know how it is going to go forward. I mean because we have a real political situation here in Virginia and do. Yep. The the cavenaugh thing doesn't apply to Fairfax. Right. Right. Think about all the passionate energy put into the cabin our hearings, and and and and confirmation and all of that remember all that energy. I think we sort of live that is that energy does that energy die. Does that energy go away? Is it make it easier now for President Trump to appoint whoever he wants if there's a supreme court opening where is MSNBC calling for all three of them to resign. Eight six six ninety redeye. Right.
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"Virginia, and this headline from vox, V O, X dot com. Probably says it best the dumpster fire. That is Virginia politics the top two officials admitting to wearing black face a third is accused of sexual assault. The fourth in line for the governorship won his seat in a lottery, we'll begin with Virginia's attorney general, Mark herring. Who issued a statement today saying that he wore black face while portraying a rapper in college in one thousand nine hundred making himself in the third democrat in statewide office to be hit by a scandal. Just in the last week. He said in a statement, quote in one thousand nine hundred eighty when I was in nineteen year old undergraduate at UVA, some friends suggested that we attended a party dress like rappers that we listened to at the time like Kurtis blow in performing song. It sounds ridiculous. Even now reading it, but because of our ignorance and glib attitudes. And because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others. We dressed up put on wigs and Brown makeup. Mark herring. Went on to say. This was a one time occurrence, and I accept full responsibility for my conduct. He also today resigned as the co chair of the democratic attorney general's association, and there is this the women accused the Virginia Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax have sexual assault releasing a lengthy statement earlier today, outlining her allegations and accused the Lieutenant governor of engaging in a smear campaign against her. Her name is Vanessa Tyson. She has come public. She's a politics professor at scripts college in California. She says that she met Justin Fairfax at the two thousand four democratic convention in Boston. She walked back to his room one night. There was consensual kissing which quickly turned into a sexual assault. Or statement includes graphic details involving the young Democratic Party staffer and Vanessa Tyson, quote utterly shocked and terrified I tried to move my head away, but could not because his hand was holding down my neck, and he was much stronger than me as I cried and gag, Mr.. Fairfax forced me to perform oral sex on him. I cannot believe given my obvious distress that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual. She went on to tell the Washington Post about the allegations back in two thousand seventeen the paper could not ultimately corroborate her story. She said that she had a feeling of being, quote, powerless, frustrated and completely drained in response Virginia's Lieutenant governor insisting that he wants to emphasize the need to listen to women when they come forward with allegations of sexual assault or harassment saying I wish her no harm or humiliation. Nor do I seek to denigrate or diminish your voice, but I cannot agree with the description of events that I know is not true that from the current Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, Jeff Shapiro is the Richmond times dispatch political columnist. He posted these comments earlier today. This is Jeff Shapiro. The times dispatch newsroom and Virginia is for lovers of political crises a big development this morning here in Richmond, the democratic attorney general Mark herring releasing a statement in which he says as a nineteen year old undergrad at the university of Virginia. He attended a party with friends dressed in black face. This means that herring is now the bird statewide democratic official touched by scandal in recent days. And then of course, it was just last week that governor northern a democrat joy answer for a racist. Photograph that appeared in his page in his medical school yearbook. Thirty five years ago, the Lieutenant governor a democrat Justin Fairfax is now answering for allegations of sexual misconduct allegations that he. He has denied. Of course, this has plunged the Democratic Party the ascendant Democratic Party into chaos. It could not have come at a worse time for the Democratic Party. You can hear more of Jeff Shapiro's comments at Richmond dot com. He's a columnist for the times dispatch in the capital city of Virginia. Meanwhile, here in Washington, Senator Mark Warner a one time ally of governor Nathan who is now calling on his resignation was asked about the drama in Virginia politics. Reacting..
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"He thinks it's unforgivable it's unconscionable or you can go back to his feet in his words that this person apologize. And then said, gee, I it wasn't me. I didn't do Northam has some supporters who say there's been a rush to judgment one says he wasn't in the picture to. I think we ought to fairly ask them. Did. He know the picture was on his page of the yearbook, and then three really ought to be judged in the context of his whole life. The good that he's done for the Commonwealth today. Eight is going to win it self out. If he's allowed to to continue as governor if north resigns he will be the first governor in state history to do. John Lawrence reporting twenty till the debacle in the Commonwealth. The topic with our jimbohannon and his guest Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam hangs right in there refused to reside in the face of charges that he was either take your pick. I guess either wearing a Klan outfit or appearing in black face in a photograph and a nineteen Eighty-four college yearbook. And also another issue that has plagued him, namely, siding and abortion law, which would allow for the termination of quite a viable fetuses. There's another name for those. Of course, they're called baby's. We're talking with Chris arbs fees member of the project Twenty-one, national advisory council and also the group move on up dot ORG network of conservative and moderate black Americans. Chris first of all how much longer do you believe governor northbound can hang on to be Frank with you? I thought the governor was. Resigned. Friday. I know that the last thing that the DNC and the Democratic Party wanted this to be the lead story on all the Sunday morning shows. But apparently after his Saturday disastrous press conference he feels that he can hang on. But I think his governorship can be measured in hours and days a week months or years, of course, now we face the consideration of the Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, also a democrat who facing charges of sexual assault. Granted it's of the he said she said variety and apparently unverified Ables for like the circumstances that Brad Kavanagh faced with he was awaiting confirmation to the supreme court. If he were to also resign, then you go down to the attorney general of Virginia, Matt herring who is a democrat. And after that would come the house of delegates speaker Kirk Cox who is a Republican if nothing else, I suppose it gives pause for virtually every state to maybe reconsider. How they go about their lines of succession. Yeah. You know? I'm sorry. So and became national news a year ago that our governor resigned a year and a half into his term after a sexual scandal. And I think like most state government are Lieutenant governor became the next in line. And I think after him it would have been the speaker of the house. Yeah. Forty four states have to the governor's six do not. But they all have some some lines of succession combine this with the other area of controversy surrounding governor route north of and that is of course, signing into law a Bill which would allow for the legal termination of well, viable fetuses. In other words, babies which is similar to what of course, has happened in the state of New York. There was no call for his resignation at that time. It was only the black face or clan out that that that called led to the calls for his resignation. I'm not excusing the behavior that that picture represents. But I think there's an interesting bit of shall we say moral perspective on comparing the two I think since Roe v. Wade was. All made abortion legal in one thousand nine hundred seventy three the left has had forty six years to desensitize Americans to abortion instead of calling it what it is the murder of a baby. Now, it's a woman health choice. So I think that's why the wasn't as big a deal to that should have been. I think America's world palled that that will basically talking about infanticide. A lot of people are believing that New York and and Virginia rushing to pass these type of abortion laws. It's because the court is now more decidedly conservative, and they are worried about one day soon abortion being overturned, and that that citizens being turned back to the states decided legality from the standpoint of relative outrage, you made a very good point when you appeared on my nighttime talk show last night. Namely, the point that that picture of whoever whichever one is the governor a democrat elected official that is a very inconvenient truth to borrow the title of someone's book for Democrats preparing for the twenty twenty campaign. Yeah, it is. You know, I think the Democrats main point for twenty twenty are going to be that the Republican party and Donald Trump are racist. I think they were going to use the event Stephen King. The comments he made about white supremacy. Invite nationalism to bolster the argument, and I think that argument just falls flat. When you had a governor a major state Virginia blue state right outside Washington. Having these these issues regarding his pass come up. Just destroys the art Chris Arps memorably project Twenty-one national advisory council. Their website National, Center dot org. He's also a co founder of the move on up dot ORG group of conservative and moderate black Americans fifteen before the hour. The measles.
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"As you know, the Donald J Trump Mike good friend of yours is driving. The democrats. Absolutely crazy. The last thing they want is to have a democrat acting as a racist. Because that refutes the notion that they're the good group and the Republicans are the bad ones. One intrude just the opposite is happening. Whenever the Democrats accuse you of something assume they're involved in that behaviour themselves, which is why they reflect to the other side. There's no political party in America. More responsible for the conditions of about half the black population than the democrat party who enslaved African Americans who brought them here. There were no Republicans in the south and the first part of the nineteenth century, they didn't exist. Republicans didn't exist in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Democrats are the ones who in slaved beat lynched hanged and raped black women that was where the Democrats completely the Democrats. Listen to the tapes of Lyndon Baines Johnson in the White House calling every black person. In the N word on the tape freely. It was is top word next to the F word that was Lyndon. Baines Johnson you drop in the end bomb on a regular basis and the policies enacted by the Democratic Party has largely destroyed the black family the black schools black businesses. They've been obliterated in many urban areas. The worst places to live in America. If you're black isn't a Congressional Black district. It's terrible statistically doesn't make any sense. And so the Democratic Party continues wanting to enslave African Americans and therefore be racist toward them. The best thing for the Democratic Party to do is to blame the Republicans for their behavior. So when Ralph Northam supposedly is caught in those photos, which he says is not me at all. And no one's proven the last two days. It is. So I assume it isn't the Democratic Party wants to hold him. Wants him to resign. The governorship of the state of Regina because he moonwalked in nineteen Eighty-four assuming those photographs are off the table, which at this point. What's it Sunday night? No one has come forward saying it is him. In fact, those kids look a lot shorter than Ralph Northam was about six foot three. So that wasn't him. What's the rationale for forcing him to resign? He moonwalked was shoe polish on his face thirty five years ago. Really really the first thing he said Friday night was he he's not sure which of these two guys he was then on Saturday's that wasn't me at all. Well, prove it was him. Nobody can prove it was him. Because he claims it wasn't. The guy's a clown. Anyway, for what he did to Gillespie year and three months, but nonetheless. What the hell is going on the Democrats are doing this. Because of the president they wanna label Trump a racist at every turn not defend the allegation the argument, but simply put it into the body politics. So no explanation is necessary. So so north supposedly not being shown in those photos is sufficient for him to leave office, especially because second in command in Virginia. Lieutenant governor is a black gentleman that most people's as pretty good. I don't know how you can be a good Lieutenant governor when you don't do anything about as interesting as a bowl of warm spit being Lieutenant governor goes you do nothing. Everyone says what a great governor. He would be. Well, I don't know about that. I don't know. I know Virginia's a blue state going the wrong direction. But I would like more people on these talking head panels to deal with the issue that if the confederate statues are so wrong, don't they depict the political and warring activities of Democrats? The answer would be yes, Robert. All the way down all of them are Democrats. That's what they were Democrats fighting the Republicans in the north in the mid west so could the media deal without a little bit. And then the effect of what the policies of the democrat party has done to the last fifty years of African Americans including killing about twenty million black kids through abortion, Margaret Sanger, and Planned Parenthood who was a a ratio eugenicist put her clinics in the black community. So the abortions could be visited upon the black mother disproportionately to white mothers. Which is continuing the case the Planned Parenthood facilities. Margaret Sanger Sanders. Almost always in the black community because Margaret Sanger was a racist. But you don't hear much about in the media either. Because the Democrats are the real racist. They have accused the Republicans of their behavior. Can you smell when I'm cooking? We haven't even got to Los Angeles yet we're going to deal with that in sanctuary city when we continue eight six six six four seven seven three through seven three three seven. This is all about getting rid of Trump. And because north and runs contrary to the argument, he must go air respective of his guilt or innocence that doesn't matter. Bill cunningham. The great American live with.