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With Biden's backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing
"The house has passed a police overhaul bill mostly along party lines name for George Floyd whose death in Minneapolis sparked months of protests and calls for change with George Floyd's family watching at the capitol user two twenty eight the nays are two twelve Democrats pushed through legislation to ban police chokeholds and qualified immunity and make it easier for prosecutors to pursue legal action against officers California congresswoman Maxine waters way blacks are under siege by roll pops that we pay to protect and serve both North Carolina Republican Dan bishop accuses Democrats of putting police in danger please stop the political gains stop slandering law enforcement house speaker Nancy Pelosi says even if it can't bring back George Floyd Brianna Taylor or dozens of others it will take a tremendous step forward to stop the violence stem the suffering and start to build a better America it's not clear if the bill can pass in the Senate Jackie Quinn Washington
House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the house passes sweeping voting rights legislation over GOP opposition house Democrats passed a sweeping voting and ethics bill Wednesday sending the legislation to the Senate where it faces an uncertain fate the bill would be the largest overhaul of the U. S. election law in at least a generation H. R. one would restrict partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts strike down hurdles to voting and require so called dark money political groups to disclose anonymous donors the house vote was two twenty two to ten with every Republican voting against passage although vice president Kamilla Harris holds the tie breaking vote for most legislation in the fifty fifty Senate sixty votes would be needed to overcome a Republican filibuster Mike Rossio Washington
House to vote on sweeping government and elections reform bill
"Underway around the nation to put more restrictions on voting and how federal civil rights laws would address those changes. And now to the other side of that coin. Alex Appreciate is following this for ABC News and spoke with Cuomo's Taylor van Sites. Alex as I understand it. The four the People Act first came around in 2019. What is it? Why do Democrats say the country needs it? You're absolutely right. It keepers came around in 2019. But it Z It's got some new steam and it's actually expect to pass in the house this afternoon. Essentially, it's a way for Democratic lawmakers to respond to some of these Some of these Republican state controlled legislature law proposals that we've seen in the wake of the 2020 election and the spark notes on this before the people active 2021. It would automatically register people the votes to restore the voting rights of felons. It would also mandate mortar than two weeks of early voting, encourage vote by mail and expand absentee back drop boxes among some other things again. In the wake of the 2020 election, Republicans across the country have introduced 100. The Brennan center, says 43 states have about or more than 250 laws that would make it potentially harder to vote or considerations that could become lost, It would make it harder to vote. And so this gated some of that if the pandemic really for me highlighted how differently every state handles voting during the 2020 election, absentee and in person, But there are those who really fiercely believe that it is the state's place to implement voting rules. Was before the People Act Mandate changes. Well, so right now it does mandate some changes. Right s O. You have those those mandated to Two weeks of early voting, and also also some provision in there that would encourage vote by mail but look again state elections. It's been one of those things that Z handed handled by state by state. So you know if there are any workarounds depending on what part of the country you're in, and certainly I would keep, you know, we talked about that Supreme Court. Argument yesterday about the voting Rights Act surrounding the case in Arizona that looks at least early on, like you know that Arizona law that would essentially make it harder. To vote. There is probably going to be upheld. You know how that factors into this as well. But again, it's one of those time will tell kind of situations. As for now, could you tell me how much support there is for the four? The people acted within Congress. But we're expecting it to pass the house. I mean, again, Democrats controlled the House and the Senate. So is expected to pass the house today. It'll go over to the Senate, where listen, I suspect that that will have considerable support there as well. But again how it gets implemented. Um, uh, you know, nationwide and if if any of these pending cases affect that, you know, time will tell on that front A B C's Alex
Democrats cut deals to bolster support for relief bill
"Now in negotiations on a congressional relief bill appear to be in the home stretch. President Biden has agreed to support tighter limits on stimulus checks were told that individuals earning over $80,000 annually now would not qualify for the direct payments. Captain. The previous draft was 100,000 the ceiling for couples now 160,000. Move was reportedly pushed by moderate Democrats in the Senate. House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the president is comfortable with where the negotiations stand in every instance in the final stage, which we feel we're in. Now. There are suggestions. There are changes. There are negotiations between different parts of one party. That's what's happening now. Changes clear the way for passage in the Senate and with NBC sent back to the House for a vote on the modified
Cuomo faces growing pressure to resign over alleged sexual misconduct
"Cuomo says he will not resign. The Democrat is under pressure from some members of his own party after at least three women accused the governor of sexual misconduct. NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports. Making his first appearance at a press conference since these allegations became public near Governor, Andrew Cuomo said he will fully cooperate with an ongoing investigation by New York State attorney General I never knew At the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable. When I said kissing and hugging is a way of greeting people that he will change. His administration is also under investigation for allegedly being dishonest. But how many people living in nursing homes have died from Cove in 19? State lawmakers have revoked emergency powers coma was granted to respond to the pandemic. Hanzee Lo Wang
Cuomo says he’ll fully cooperate with review on sexual harassment allegations
"Harassment scandal for the first time. The attorney general is doing that review. I will fully cooperate with it. And then you will have the fax. And make a decision When you know the fax Democrat Andrew Cuomo, the speaker of the
Biden, Senate Democrats agree to limit eligibility for $1,400 checks
"Senate Democrats have reached an agreement with the White House to tighten eligibility requirements to receive the next round of stimulus checks. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports, moderate Democrats demanded that the payments be more closely targeted on the basis of income. Senate Democrats plan to maintain a maximum payment of $1400 per eligible person. The new agreement would allow people earning up to $75,000 and couples earning up to $150,000 per year to receive the full benefit. Payments would be reduced for people earning more and would be eliminated entirely for individuals are in over $80,000 and couples earning over $160,000. Those top income limits are much lower than they were under the House passed plan. Critics, including some House Democrats, who represent cities with a high cost of living, say the new limits penalize their constituents, particularly single parents, who have to earn more to support families. Healthy smell. NPR NEWS
Fewer Americans might get a $1,400 stimulus check
"Senate Democrats have reached an agreement with the White House to tighten eligibility requirements to receive the next round of stimulus checks. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports, moderate Democrats demanded that the payments be more closely targeted on the basis of income. Senate Democrats plan to maintain a maximum payment of $1400 per eligible person. The new agreement would allow people earning up to $75,000 and couples earning up to $150,000 per year to receive the full benefit. Payments would be reduced for people earning more and would be eliminated entirely. For individuals earning over $80,000 and couples earning over $160,000. Those top income limits are much lower than they were under the House passed plan. Critics, including some House Democrats, who represent cities with a high cost of living, say the new limits penalize their constituents, particularly single parents, who have to earn more to support
National security officials to testify on Jan. 6 mistakes in Washington DC
"Itself in a Senate hearing. It's going on again resuming about the deadly January 6 attack on the U. S Capitol hearing. We will continue our committees important work to get answers that will lead us to solutions following the horrific events at this capital on January. 6, Minnesota Democrat Senator any Clover charm. Two Senate committees air joining to hear from intelligence, national security and military officials. Lawmakers want to know why it took the National Guard so long to respond to the attack as a mob of supporters of the former president swarm the capital, leaving five dead
Democrats left scrambling on a $15 minimum wage now that it appears left out of COVID-19 stimulus bill
"But republicans have been arguing that the democrats plan to push the relief package through the senate without republican. Support is little more than a way to force a liberal wishlist on extraneous policy aims and with almost two trillion dollars in the air. It's tough to argue that. This isn't a scattershot approach to big problems that aren't going to be cheap to fix. While the nonpartisan congressional budget office estimates that nine hundred thousand americans would be lifted out of poverty and fourteen million workers would see their paychecks increase. If the minimum wage is increased at also approximates the house plan would cost the us economy. One point four million jobs at present the gop seems unable to derail the broader plan but democrats could inadvertently do it for them if they aren't careful i. It's possible that more conservative. Senate democrats could balk at the package including senator joe manchin. Who has said. He is worried about spending more taxpayer dollars without a specific target. Others like senator. Kirsten cinema have said they are uncomfortable about triggering. A rules change as pushed by. Oh cossio cortes. And neither she nor mentioned are championing a fifteen dollars per hour wage so even at a fifty vote threshold. Democrats may still lack support if they nuked the filibuster to try to push the package through with a minimum wage hike. Then there's the risk from the left if the likes of ocasio cortez and kana dig in. They could end up. Hobbling the relief package if not spiking it. When lawmakers in the past have deployed this bare majority trick. The house would pass the first draft of this legislation and send it to the senate the senate then should work with the house tinker with its linkage and send it back to the house and then the house in an ideal world should accept the changes negotiated by its leadership but as the parliamentarian ruled. You can use this process. Only on specific fiscal moves and a minimum wage isn't one of them. The process was designed to iron out kinks and nettlesome budgets. Not necessarily major social programs democrats. No they have public opinion on their side for the add on wage boost and the underlying two trillion dollar bill. It's going to be very tempting for progressives not to at least flirt with trying to get the two married again it's sexy for the lefties and doesn't alienate most moderates plus. It might actually do good for the poorest workers in the economy. Those disproportionately hit by the pandemic's fallout the margins. Though are razor. Thin democrats can afford just four defections in the house and to already voted against this bill in its first at bat if progressives are thwarted instead of taking a win on passing a relief bill without the minimum wage increase they may be tempted to eliminate the filibuster for good to try to pass both together. If the rules requiring sixty votes for almost everything keep anything from happening. Why not blow them up entirely. Well it's possible but views on that are about split as the senate itself which means democrats could go from chasing popular ideas like boosting the minimum wage and getting cash to americans to a partisan process brawl. That has at best coin. Toss backing so. This comes down to a central question inherent to so much in washington will the ideal be the downfall of the possible. Or will someone have a mean. Girls moment and have the outburst. So many think
Senate Democrats still finishing their Covid relief bill as time runs out this week
"Senate is expected to kick off a marathon session to pass that one point nine trillion dollars in eight for americans that we've been talking about for months now and clear your schedule because it will likely dragana all week long. Chuck schumer said monday. Senators can expect some late late night spending quality time with the bill. Why because they're still going back and forth about some pretty important details just last night. Senate dem's left the capital with one crucial policy disagreement unresolved how big those weekly federal unemployment bonus checks should be. Here's where the fight stands right now on one side. Senate moderates wanna push for a last-minute cut from four hundred dollars to three hundred dollars a week while extending the bonus cash for a longer period of time on the other side behind closed. Doors dumps are saying not a chance guys biden himself urged them in a private call last night to put their disagreements behind them and just get the bill passed as is given that mcconnell's rallying the entire gop caucus to go against the relief package. Schumer can't afford to lose a single democratic vote not one and the clock is ticking as the first procedural vote could happen today. Remember chuck promised to send the bill to biden's desk before eighteen. The day boosted federal unemployment benefits expire and with biden's saying yesterday that the. Us will have enough vaccine supply for all adults by making say it again for every adult in america by the end of may that's progress. The is ramping up to get those shots quickly which the relief package includes money to do. Plus the push to reopen schools amid the pandemic is ramping up
Obamacare would get a big (and quiet) overhaul in the Covid relief bill
"The covid nineteen relief bill. That passed the house on saturday and is now making its way through. The senate includes an expansion of the affordable care act health care legislation. It would be the first significant expansion of the aca also known as obamacare since it passed in two thousand ten white house correspondent marine groppy reports. This would primarily helped people in two ways. One is for the first time people who are making more than four times. The federal poverty level will become eligible for help paying their premiums so for example if a sixty four year old woman is making fifty thousand dollars. Right now she's not eligible for help but under the law for the next two years she could get subsidies that could make her premium dropped from about thirteen thousand dollars a year to just about five thousand dollars a year. Secondly people who make one hundred and fifty percent of the federal poverty line could get additional subsidy help they already qualify now but the extra help would allow them to buy plans without premiums that have much lower deductibles than what they can afford right. Now there's also incentives in the bill to For the twelve states that have not expanded medicaid under the aca to give them extra money in hopes that they will do so to cover people below poverty in their states who don't currently qualify for medicaid. These changes that are in. The bill are expected to stay in the question for whether they become law is whether the entire bill passes. It's not expect to get much. If any republican support. The democrats need to stay united in order to pass the legislation and get it to president biden's desk and these are provisions that he has promised he has supported and once in there and he's expected to sign the bill into law go relief plan which also includes fourteen hundred dollar checks too many americans and more could enter. Its final stretch on wednesday. Senators may begin. Twenty hours of debate on the measure. That's expected to come to a vote later in the week. Majority leader senator chuck schumer said tuesday. That democrats have sorted through disagreements and now have their eyes set on the deals. Final details senate. Democrats are committed to passing the american rescue plan to crush the virus. Recover our economy and deliver help to americans who need it the most. We're on track to send the american rescue plan to the president's desk before the expiration of the enhanced unemployment benefit which occurs on march fourteenth. I expect a hardy debate. I expect some late nights on the floor. The bill could become law as soon as next week
Supreme Court hears arguments in voting rights case out of Arizona
"There are no cameras allowed in federal court. Lord knows no cameras allowed in the supreme court Just the voices. We are able to hear the tapes in real time of the oral arguments. So here's what i have for you. This was oral argument today. Here is the lawyer for arizona. Gop getting questioned by justice barrett of the supreme court. And as you'll hear. He says the quiet part out loud when standards the interest of the arizona. Our nc here in keeping say the out of Precinct voter ballot disqualification rules on the books because it puts us at a competitive disadvantage relative to democrats politics zero game. So david i guess we're saying voter suppression out loud now in front of the kids are. If you've got a bad message bad candidate find a way to win by one kind of like what trump tried to do in georgia. Is that how it works. Unfortunately brian it's the way it's working now. I think it's gonna work for many years. Yeah give that lawyer and a for honesty but an effort democracy and listen. Joe biden gave us some great news on vaccination timing today. We see cases going on all over. The country obviously governors of texas and mississippi are gonna make our full recovery harder. But we're going to get through the pandemic. I think the biggest issue right now facing the country is these relentless assaults on democracy so january. Sixth was an abomination that will this country through history. Trump's coup attempt was unsuccessful. But what we're seeing is all across the country in dozens of states dozens of laws on the books now or they're trying to get past to make it harder to register to vote. There's even states like arizona where they want to give the state legislature the ability just to say if they don't like election results they can choose the different result so this is a relentless assault. So i know before the election. We said that democracy was on the line. And i think all the trump's loss gave his brian he was reprieved. Because this is going to be a systemic effort to try and rig elections the steel elections basically take away the franchise for people and to make. The electorate is old and white as possible
21 Republican governors attack Biden's COVID-19 stimulus bill for 'penalizing' their states
"Taking aim at one component of the covert 19 relief bill, arguing that a proposed allocation of money does punish those states that did not full Lockdown businesses during the height of the pandemic. The governor's led by South Carolina's Republican governor, Henrique Master issue a statement that criticizes what they call a biased formula used to decide how much money in direct aid each state receives. The Democrat who joined that list is Kansas governor Laura Kelly. The American rescue plan does propose $350 billion in direct a two state and city governments money that would be used to replenish those tax revenue collections that decline during the pandemic. Now he Here's the issue. Most of the funding for each state would be based on its unemployment figures, not overall population, so states were the most citizens were out of work last year would receive a greater share of money. Meanwhile, on the Senate floor Republican leader
Republicans in Nearly Every State Push For Voting Restrictions in the Aftermath of 2020 Election
"Every state push new voting restrictions in the aftermath of the 2020 election, the U. S. Supreme Court today heard a major case to decide how those rules should be judged under federal civil rights law. Will the court uphold to provision of in Arizona voting law that Democrats argue violate the historic Voting Rights Act? Here's NBC's Alex Push a Well, so the U. S. Supreme Court is looking essentially at a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that's meant to combat racial discrimination in state election laws. So after the 2020 presidential election, we've seen a flurry of Republican state legislators that have made laws that essentially have kind of made it harder to vote. This is, according to the Brennan center, They tallied about 215 bills across the country. But so this particular case did the Supreme Court is hearing is added. Arizona and justices Air grappling how to interpret Section Two of the act, which says any measures that result in the denial or bridge mint of voting rights on account of race or color. Is illegal. Now. The details of this Arizona case there, too, to new laws and one deals with how ballots or cat they disqualified Ballots cast out of precinct, Uh, The other Arizona law prohibits third party collection of mail ballots for delivery to state officials. So the court must decide how and what tests should be used to to determine whether or not this violates that section two. Well, Alex. I know there is an opinion express that these regulations make it harder to vote. But then there will be others that will say no. These regulations will ensure against voter fraud. So you have two different Perspectives on these regulations City? Absolutely. And so I mean, I think this this is going to be you know, the biggest tell for the legacy of former President Trump like appointing conservative justices to the court. The court is now mostly conservative, right. And so we're already starting to see the effects of that and in the arguing on day so I can tell you that earlier today Got this bread cabinet. Also justice any Amy Cockney Barrett are saying that essentially, you know, they believe that these laws don't necessarily violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965 where you had Justice Sonia sort of my yours? Who's who's arguing otherwise. But we're months away from a decision in this case, but early on, it looks as though these particular laws out of Arizona will stay intact and I'll tell you why. Um, even the Biden administration has conceded that they may not have run afoul of the Voting Rights Act. It seemed as though that can mean the court, which is majority conservative, also sees it that way. Again. There's a lot of time between now and when this case is a question to be decided, decided, which is the end of June, But but early on, it seems as though uh, these laws will probably be upheld. Okay. It's a B C's Alex per shade in Washington. Thank you, Alex for your time today. Thank you, Kitty. All right. 6 50 our final
Senate Democrats make plans for another stimulus package
"With some breaking news this morning in washington that could impact future stimulus measures in the more joins us with the latest along. Well andrew the covid relief package is still winding. Its way through congress but today ten democratic senators are going to be laying down a marker for the next stimulus package. They're calling on president biden to make sure that his massive infrastructure investment plan includes an extension of unemployment benefits and recurring stimulus payments. And importantly. they wanna tie those benefits to broader economic conditions. Now this idea of all stabilisers does have the backing of key committee chairman including bernie sanders widened shared brown and others and in a new letter to president biden. They wrote this crisis is far from over and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. Families should not be at the mercy of constantly shifting legislative timelines and add hawk solutions now enhanced unemployment benefits will run out in just two weeks. The kurt cobaine relief. Bill would extend them through the end of august but after that both workers and lawmakers are going to face another cliff some guys. I've talked to unemployed workers about this and they tell me that they've been burned by some of these arbitrary cutoff dates for their benefits and frustrated by the fact that lawmakers promises to make some of these benefits retroactive have not panned out so are starting to see that debate about what comes after covert relief heat up on capitol hill
$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package bashed by Kemp as backers in Atlanta stress benefits
"In a statement Saturday, Governor Brian can blasted senators Raphael Warnock and Jonah's off on the $1.9 Trillion Covert 19 relief bill passed by House Democrats, Theo governor said quote I strongly urge our two U. S senators to use their considerable influence in an evenly divided Senate to level the playing field for hardworking Georgians and put the people of our state ahead of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi's pandemic politics. CBS 46 reports Senator Ossoff's often Said. Under the bill, aid will come from federal authorities and go directly to cities of mayors who will then distribute the federal dollars to needy Georgians.
Democrats Press Ahead With Covid-19 Aid Bill
"President biden and democratic allies are hoping to push the corona virus relief package through the senate. This week. they spent monday trying to iron out. Remaining disputes. there is left wing frustration over the exclusion of a minimum wage increase in a virtual meeting. With the president some members of the democratic caucus said the discussion focused on targeting. Some of the bills aid. Some democrats are focusing on how funding for state and local governments is allocated
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"I think you're in the better location. So I pine for Philadelphia despite the fact living in California. But you guys are inspiring. I know you're inspiring a lot of other people and I think in many ways they're going to find the future of this country over the next few years if not decades so keep up the great work. Cue Thank you. That's very kind of you. Thanks for having US so. I could've talked to Ralph L. and Omar all day. I learned a lot In that conversation I'm sure all of you will as well and let's listen to what they had to say so if you can financially help them please do that. If you're not currently liking either occupied Democrats or riding with Biden please do that right away and share content and create content. I've talked about it but I don't have the expertise whether that the two of them have and You know we've got to get in this fight so whether you like it or not you got to put on the has met suit. And you've got to get into the digital wars sharing content that speaks to you about Biden sharing important information that speaks to you about why we can't afford Donald trump creating your own content if that's moves you but listening to them should inspire us all to understand that we have to not just compete on facebook and some of the other platforms but we have to figure out a way to win and to dominate so. I couldn't be more excited about what they're doing. And I'm really eager to see the impact. They have over the next five months and the years to come so thanks for tuning in and look forward to being with you next week..
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Department Pickle Times report. I mean look look seriously all all of us have covered the justices where we have a we remember. We have written about cases where there were allegations of improper influence from the White House. And some I'm Justice Department case involving campaign daughter or something whatever I ruined all right okay and usually it's a little murky you know but we would make a big deal about it and I just WanNa read. This is the lead of the New York Times Story. Just to kind of adjectives in. It's really it's actually a very simply written Lee. I'm GonNa read this year adjectives. You read mother okay. Four prosecutors abruptly withdrew on Tuesday from the case of president in trump's longtime friend Roger J stone junior after senior Justice Department officials intervened to recommend a more lenient sentence for crimes he committed in a bid did protect the president mission right. I mean here here you have. It's mind boggling. Right I mean here you have a president intervened in a the case not to help political ally but a case that goes directly to his own personal conduct. And the sense I have. We're here up here in Manchester following this election but emailing and you know and texting sources back in in Washington. I think this is really rocked people at the Justice Department. I think this is a pretty serious. It seems like a core. All these concerns that we've had about you know what trump would do to the rule of law. This is what people were worried about. This exact thing was that people and we've seen we've seen this sort of trend line. We've seen the vector going unions this direction with trump trying to get jeff sessions fired. Saying where's my Roy. Cohn he wants Jensen Department to be his own mob law firm and just protecting him. You know he's been talking about this and then they bring bill. Barring billboards is investigating things involving the Russian scandal trying to in some ways it seems to prove from the crazy conspiracy theories even after the I G report and others have not delivered that those goods to the to the president. And you know I thought I I kinda thought we'd see more of this just happening in the shadows the shadows that you guys live in that we notice but this is as public and as is an obvious and I think the brazenness of this you know is what shocked. The brazenness is why trump gets away with it right because it is so brazen it is so out there. That bill bar to everyone said Oh. He's going to be the adult in the room when it comes to the Justice Department. He's institutionalists channelised. Yeah we said that this show too now no need to worry it does your fear Cherifi. Look I don't disagree with anything either. The review has said on this. Don't add up but here but let's put a little perspective on it. You know on February twenty. I believe judge amy me. Berman Jackson is going to deliver a sentence for Roger Stone. My strong hunch. Is that if anything. She's is now more inclined to deliver a tougher sentence than she would. Otherwise have been because of this but she huge she was never going to get a pardon she was never well. That's yes that will give driving. After the election. There is a high likelihood there will be pardons for a number of people but I mean you know my guests. Look she was never gonNa give him seven and a half to nine years. That was although it's per the guidelines lines that's largely because of the witness tampering charge and the wist witness tampering charge was the squishy est of them all it all rested on emails and texts that stone sent to credit call after he learned what credit co was quoted in San as saying in that aforementioned book Russian Roulette and he said prepare to die Aycock sucker and prepared and seem to threaten the welfare of Bianca. Credit goes service dog who by the way has been a guest has been the guest on credit cards and shoes what was in the grand. Jury I think straight from the grand grand jury to skulduggery like number of guests have been but you know look credit costs said on the witness stand and amplified that in a letter to the judge Jackson. He never took those comments seriously. He never thought Roger Stone which might have to might have brought. You might green jewelry. I mean no. He wasn't asked. He said in his letter if I had been asked by stones stupid lawyers on Cross examination Asian or didn't have the wits to ask you know. Did you ever feel threatened in any way he would've said No. So you know. Look that doesn't technically get you off the hook on a witness tampering charge. But it does sort of you know. Make it less eerie. I'll just go ahead he. They've gone off. He's gone off easy on many other things including things related to to all this business but but he's going for is going well committee he. He may be going to go to prison because charming. That will be up to judge Jackson. It'd be up to the Donald trial that could who's taking. Yeah I know a very personal interest in this but you know we've we've seen in the past the politicization of the justice. I'm from both sides complaining about so when Bill Clinton met with attorney. General Lynch on a tarmac. Everyone on the Republican side was convinced that something wrong had what happened and that Clinton had some output in the fix on the Hillary Clinton investigation. It was something that was dumb and shouldn't have happened. There was no evidence of any wrongdoing doing but it was it was certainly improper. And I'm just waiting. I mean I Mitt. Romney hasn't tweeted yet. But I'm just waiting for Susan Collins to speak up strongly. Ah I've learned my lesson. Think you may have a long way to the justice. We used to have even guy like Chuck Grassley in the the past to care about whistle blowers used to care about issues. Like this and this is I think a big reflection of how the soda coat of trump has just reached into every corner of government in our public life. And no one's going to you know. Oh On that side. It's going to take issue with that. The the ones who've had their own little magazine and websites now and they don't get paid any attention and we will complain times. We'll have it's great stories and we're not going to have the type of three day four day five days scandal even longer that this would have happened anytime in the past. Although it is astonishing that this is happening like how many days I mean I guess. That's you know we got to do you day. We take care of all the enemies of the family right. Boom boom boom boom boom. You don't sit around you know when your boss you don't sit around and wait for Shit to happen. Been Gone pigging of mob families. You had an encounter today in New Hampshire with one Donald Trump. Junior tell us what happened. I guess if we're using the mob reference be calling the junior don well. I was at Shaver. Sean which is a landmark restaurant and the northwestern part of Manchester. Where sort of Canadian? In style they serve routine if you don't know what it is. I'm not going to describe it but smoked meat that you can get kind of Montreal and great breakfast place and it's also the type of place. Is that politicians always stop by to the photo op handshakes. So I was there with three members of my staff and we're eating are smoked meat in our big stacks of pancakes and French toast and incomes of Donald trump junior and his gal pal Kim go file former Fox woman from Fox News Fox and she's I think now she's running I think she's working for the SUPERPAC. Okay from the trump SUPERPAC. I think she has an official job But anyway they come in and they walk around and they say hello to a few few people. They don't come to our table now that may be because some trump volunteers earlier came over to us and try to trump bumper stickers. And we said we didn't want any any and sits down at a booth but before he sits down I take innocuous video of him just glad handing and I put it on twitter and say if you could ask I. Donald trump junior question. What would it be? And within ten minutes. Two thousand responses most of them are not even fit for this podcast. Okay but a lot more than what. What would you ask in? Lobby said leave please. But there were some you know what are the best offers you've gotten for the trump hotel through the GSA who funds your golf courses overseas. I mean there were some really good questions and then some That involve parts of the body and objects outside the parts of the body in any event. So I just wanted you know it was an opportunity. He came in which secret service. He sat in a corner booth With Kim and there was sort of a body man with him. When we walk out I'll go up and say something to him so we walk out and go up to the table I go? Can I ask you a question. And he kind of goes. Oh Okay Hey and I said do you know who you are. I don't know if you knew but I think Kim might might recognize me at some point in this exchange so you say you know I always this. I always wanted to ask you. I want to know. Why did you take that meeting with the Russian emissary after you got got an email saying this was part of an effort? Russian government sensitive secretive effort to help your campaign. I mean you know. Did you think that was appropriate. It and he says I've been through this all. I've testified that at and you telling me I can't talk to people. I talk to people all the time. I can't can't donate when I talk to talk to people and I said Yeah you do. There's nothing illegal necessarily about talking to people. But I'm wondering why you thought it was appropriate while you didn't think it was inappropriate to have that type of conversation at this point. His body man stands up like he puts his chest to my I chestnut. He's about five five for the body man but he's not a very big Bano and but there are secret service guys two tables over and they stand up. You don't move in but they're kind of close to begin with and but he stands up because we're just trying to practice here. We just don't eat breakfast here. I go I know I came over and I politely asked if I could ask a question. So that's all that's all I've done. And Don Jr. goes on about well you know I can talk to him I want and then I said Yeah but you were told that this was part of the Kremlin effort to help your campaign and at that point Kim pipes up and says no. He wasn't no he wasn't at all. He was never told that so that the guys almost as chest bumping either body man. I tried to push me away and he goes. You know we're just turning breakfast. I said well I'm I think I'm done here so I I leave and you you know the facts to well. Michael isn't because indeed there is an email saying exactly that the Versi mail he got about this was from the Guy Rob Goldstone. So who worked for 'EM INAUGURA this Russian pop star Blah Blah Blah. Helps it up the meeting so what you say. I love it nationally later in the summer. Yeah and it says says this is part of Russia effort to help your campaign so this was all filmed videoed and went up on the Internet and the tweets tapes out. There loved it a lot particularly liked the fact checked. I put up the email and said this is this seems like she's lying. Why would she lied about this? I don't know next time you see her out and about please ask her. But so yeah I should point out that Don Jr. has never testified in public public before any committee about what transpired so your encounter with him on video on twitter at your what your twitter handle again David Corn. DC Yeah David Corn DC will be maybe the only opportunity people have to actually see Don Jr. respond to questions about the trump tower. Many basically said you know what you should ask them to Biden. Yeah Right. We're here in Manchester on primary night. It just seems fitting that you would actually be able to do something like that Walk up to the President's son and ask questions like that only in a place like New Hampshire where we have like you know quaint democracy in action in and you know retail politicking and so trump. Relection I'm not sure we can do. Okay let's enjoy while we will enjoy it while we can and and Before you go. David Corn Win. Is that long-awaited paperback of Russian Roulette going to finally come out. Oh and sometime in the future sometime in the future before the election though sounded arguing over. Yeah I think we've got it all nailed down by the way. Hey Yeah you had a Typo in Mitt Romney's quote under the calling abuse of trust trust. You know that's what we have fact checkers for all right. David thanks for joining.
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Skullduggery
"It could be that there are some African Americans who go you know what I don't like I'm sticking with Biden. I don't give a shit. What those white voters in New Hampshire did I don't care destroy? He's trying McCain in some ways and well the Hampshire reverse Hallelujah McCain one New Hampshire in south you're on right right or or what Bush Bush was on the ropes in South Carolina because you've been beaten by McCain by a lot and he turned it around and South Carolina if people like an underdog you know so. I don't think Biden's GonNa win the nomination. But I think it's conceivable that he makes a mini comeback and get some black votes in South Carolina. You you know maybe exit out in South Carolina numbers in New Hampshire Very Bachelet's like and that's a big story today. Pathetic less than ten. This is a story that Biden former vice. So let's Warren. It's a big story that violence on the ropes. Here's here's a question for both of you. Warren obviously a big disappointment for finishing fourth. Does she get out before Super Tuesday. Or does she she plow through risking humiliation and losing to Bernie on our homestate in Massachusetts. Does she get out before Jon Ward does she. She get out before Super Tuesday. I think she gets out sooner than later. If these results continue and I actually kinda picked up a little bit of Simpatico Matico type connection between her and Klobuchar tonight. She made comments. I think in her speech that were a veiled shot at Bernie. Didn't she said something about Bernie's followers. It was. Yeah it was about hard lining yes about supporters kind of doing other candidates the dates which they did at the dinner on Saturday night and global jar made a comment that was sort of a an olive branch to warrant during her speech. That's something interesting to walk. How do you need to do what I'm going to do tomorrow? John All thing that I wanNA find out tomorrow and I know I've known both club. HR and Warren for pretty long time. But what I don't know I'm going to find out is what their personal relationship is in the US Senate. I know that Khloe Char does not a great personal relationship with some other senators which I'm familiar with. As in some cases her staffers felt like there was a toxic environment in in the clutch. Char- office and they've gone looking for jobs with other senators who kind of take them in his refugees from clovinger. But that doesn't even that doesn't necessarily are we gonna GonNa start reading more stories.
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Skullduggery
"In this race that pretty soon it's going to be down to Bernie versus this somebody not necessarily so. That's what everybody assumes. I don't necessarily true so I think that things are different now because i. I think you basically have four candidates now warren and well five because Biden could always make a comeback in South Carolina. Because nobody else ZIP nobody act. That mean mets Ossetian embarrassing. He's going to win the nomination. But in less Bernie he is really picking up a lot of black voters and Bernie has done very little addition. He's been in his. You know he's down more than fifty percent percent from where he was in this state for years ago and he lives next door. Brunell was burned person race. But why did you. Why did lose all that support? If you're a politician on the move you don't bleed support you. Also one place. His base is why it's very clear now is basis one quarter of the Democratic Party. Twenty five to thirty percent. I don't personally six percent cut and that was enough trump nominated. Well what happened with trump. And everybody's making this comparison trump was a new candidate so he kept people were tuning into him through all all the time and he was adding people are going like that. Guy and Bernie is so familiar like an old shoe. The idea of people going you know I mean some warn people will go go.
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Meaning from loose. We worked together a long time ago. No not the old I am old. Well okay but we're trying to do is there's a certain data to John and John. Welcome Thank Act. Act skulduggery from both of you. Jon Ward what is the big story of this evening and I think you have to look pretty closely at Amy Clova. which are I I? Kind of just WANNA caveat that you have to give Bernie. Sanders is due for winning again. But as we were just discussing. He's GonNa get a lot less votes than he got. Four four years ago here in New Hampshire. So that's you know he wins but he he's got some some real signs of weakness there so I think you know the fact that Cobo Char was fifth in the polling in New Hampshire a week ago came in fifth in Iowa now surges to third in the course of a week is the big story. How did she do it? And what is it about clothing. Char that this surge coming. When did it start? What does it mean? I don't know I'd be curious to hear John Thoughts on this. I kind of really I kind of I sky. Rumblings of it with my own two is really just a day or two ago I went to an event on Monday and I guess in some ways until you see it for yourself you know if it's for real but actually went to a warrant event on Sunday or on Monday and then went straight to a club which are event and the contrast was so striking. Well I mean she had this good debate everyone Rachi at a good rate and obviously there was something that this famously independent electorate felt was missing in this field of candidates. That's right John. So what what's your take. I wasn't totally surprised by it. Because I've you know I am so old that I've been here since not straight through but I've covered all these going back to nineteen eighty-four when Walter Mondale was expected to be the clear winner right through the last weekend and Gary Hart won going away so I've seen these big shifts. Before in several other occasions George Bush went from finishing third behind Pat Robertson. In the Iowa caucuses to beating Bob Dole and going is where the nomination so. I knew these things can happen when I saw amy in Iowa last week on the night before the caucus shed a really good event her stump speech was much better than the last time I'd seen her and I knew that however she did in Iowa would not be relevant in New Hampshire. Because they don't really care in New Hampshire how you did in Iowa and they never have but I still wasn't sure that she could do it because in the past she'd had pretty good debate performances and not converted them to anything in the polls. So I thought maybe there was a problem that she had that was insurmountable. The first inkling I got that things might be different was on MSNBC on Friday night right after the debate. They had one of these kind of town halls. Chris as does and like person after person person in that Town Hall said that Club. HR won the debate. And it's very unusual that you find a clear consensus on the winter. So even the the other candidates had to concede as Elizabeth Warren kind of did with the tone of voice when she was interviewed by. MSNBC on Friday that you know she hadn't don which you needed to do and that Khloe Char had one so look when you go through the numbers here. It seems to me you know the the big question is who's the Non Bernie candidate.
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Reason Podcast
"Candidates welcome by Spice Guide in the first question is for you in the last few days you can say the Democrats will be taking you too. Big A risk if they nominate Senator Sanders for mayor glued edge but they came out on top in Iowa. What risks to the I would Democrats Miss? Oh this along the long race that took it. I'll I'll probably take it here. Traditionally Bernie One by twenty points last time and Do well I'm no matter what I'm still on this for the same reasons in God love Ya. That was Joe Biden making his closing bid to voters Friday at the latest Democratic presidential. Debate in New Hampshire a state where The former vice president was leading in the polls as recently as three weeks ago but tomorrow night might finish this lowest fifth..
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"You wouldn't obscene George W Bush come out and just say like you know the. Nobody likes Mitt Romney. That Guy Sucks. It would have been a weird thing to see and or whoever whoever Rick Santorum or someone like that it would have been very strange You just you don't usually see things like this. Usually they either endorse somebody or they They stay quiet until it's the general election and then they campaigned for that person. The other thing. That is kind of strange that it's not as if Hillary's endorsed Joe Biden. I mean Joe Biden was vice president. When she was secretary of state they were in the Senate together? They've you know they. They had a relationship when she was first lady. And Joe Biden was defending her rapist. I husband they've known each other for a long time and it's not as if she's coming out and endorsing Joe Biden and criticizing Bernie Sanders. She's just criticizing Bernie Sanders. So take from that what you will i. I don't know maybe the door still is open in in her mind but it's very clear that that she will never forgive Joe Biden. Excuse me Bernie Sanders for you. Know running against her there was not but that was her nomination in her mind. Nobody was allowed to challenge. It also just shows you what a Bitch Bernie Sanders is. I mean the fact that Bernie Sanders bent the need of this woman went around endorsed. Her went around campaigning. Being for and then this is what he gets in return. You know there's there is a lesson There's a couple of lessons number one. Don't be a bitch number two. Don't suck up to the establishment. You'll get nothing in return for it. That's I'm surprised. People haven't learned these lessons before. I remember when Rand Paul in two thousand twelve. Delve was like endorsing Mitt Romney. And he was saying all these nice things about Mitch McConnell and I know that he had this idea that he just endorsed Mitt Romney and and and Chummy chummy with Mitch McConnell. Then then they'd all endorse him in two thousand sixteen and none of them did he got no support from any of them. They're never it doesn't matter how much Bernie Sanders goes along with the party. The party never going to go along with him they were they ask Bernie Sanders about this and he just dodged the question. He was just like You you know they asked him. I mean he said something that was like remotely funny they asked him about Hillary saying nobody likes you and he said something like well. I should hope my wife likes me or something but again it just this really goes it. It just shows the weakness of Bernie Sanders and I know for a fact. I've talked to a lot of people and I know some people actually worked for the campaign and stuff there's a lot the people around Bernie Sanders. Who get really frustrated with this part of him I thought they were frustrated that he endorsed Hillary Clinton that he he you know like campaign for her That you know there was that whole like grass roots Bernier bust movement. And they want. That's what they wanted burning or bust and you know he he He basically told them No. Were Supporting Hillary Clinton and I know that there's a lot of them who are just fucking very frustrated that he won't fight he likes refuses to fight. Think about this right. Let's say Bernie Sanders is telling the truth which I tend to believe he has because Elizabeth Warren is you. You know a known liar. Let's say he was telling the truth that they like. This conversation never happened and he never said that a woman couldn't be president. Just assuming that's the case as I'm sure most Bernie supporters would would believe so Elizabeth. Warren lied about him. A couple of weeks before Iowa in front of tens of millions of people Lies About him. Basically calling him a sexist stabbing our friend in the back for political purposes And and then at the end of the debate he goes to shake her hand like a fucking chump and she refuses to shake his hands and attacks him and says you called me a liar On national television and what is Bernie Sanders instinctual response to that. What does he say? Let's not do this here. That's Bernie Sanders in a nutshell. Let's let's not do this here. Okay let's go that's it no fight. Nothing I'm sorry but if you're saying I want to overthrow the entire establishment album and I want to lead a revolution I don't you have to be a little bit more of a fighter than that. Now I'm not saying that Bernie Sanders is talking about leading violent revolution like okay. You don't need to be a killer chiller but you have to be willing to to stand up for yourself. And if Hillary Clinton you know it's like Oh my God the argument is right there in front of you it. It doesn't even take that much. How would you respond to Hillary Clinton? I mean it's just right there. Well I don't know I mean you the DNC rigged the system for you. And you still lost in the general cartoon cartoon character. I don't know you could just say that you could just say Like well I don't know I campaigned and supported Hillary Clinton and she seemed quite fine with me. When I was throwing my support behind are now all the sudden? Nobody likes me. She seemed to like me just fine when she was asking me to go speak on her campaign trail. That's it I mean. Just there's like fifty more just something you gotta give something. But he just he can't muster it up he Bernie Bernie Sanders. Just doesn't he doesn't have that. I don't know I've been speculating for a long time. I don't know if he just doesn't really care to win. He's already got his His next book in mind or maybe it's just a character thing. Maybe it's just a character thing where it's just. He's just a non-confrontational Guy Just doesn't have the courage to get into these scrums but it's it to me. At least it just looks weak and pathetic when these people are attacking you and then you're apologizing and do the same thing thing with Joe Biden. He ended up polishing that the guy called them corrupt. I'm so sorry he would call you. Corrupt you're corrupt. You know sure you're part of this corrupt system where the corporate you know. He'll say things like the corporations own the senators so okay so the corporations abrasions are paying his fucking family members while she's writing laws on their behalf but that's not enough to be labeled corrupt. I don't know I think it's GonNa take a a little bit more than that to get the socialist revolution that some of these people are looking for which is good we can capitalism can breath. These a I don't think Bernie Sanders. There's is the guy I mean. The the the irony of all of this is that Bernie Sanders would be the toughest match up for Donald Trump in a national election because Bernie Sanders would take all of that you know outside our energy away from Donald Trump. He would have all of this like populist. Pro Worker Energy But but I don't know I don't think he's got the the fight am to get there. We'll say it's not like he doesn't have a shot at this thing. Still we'll say a big part of that because Joe Biden is the front runner. All right guys. Let's take a moment and thank our sponsor for today's show one of my favorites They've been a longtime sponsor of the a show. Of course it is. Has she socks. You can go grab them over at Henry. SOCKS DOT COM. The brand new collection has been released. Their beautiful just great. I got several pairs from from the brand new collection. New Styles. New Colors the same amazing feel. They're still cushioned the heel foot and toe. The still have arch support in the center. So your feet. 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"j e c democrats" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Funds of Rachel is one of the best. He is a conservative evangelist author and actor he produces popular commentaries such as the zone Lofton zone nation videos, and he did back with PJ media, which is where we first met and came together. And we'll talk about that. He has got his latest book as a solid, right. Cross biblical boxing and conservative counterpunching against liberal loons. Godless, goons, don't miss words, though, for crying out loud. I'm not forgot to mention you are also in Ghazni hill. And you did you did a great job in that film? I didn't even know you could act. What why thank you, man. And if I really I'm loving the beard Oh, yeah. like. Do you like it? You know, I let it grow. Now. I cut back like this. But thank you pitching shadow action. Yeah. It's good Idaho. Anything that makes it look like this reputable character, I am I think is a good thing succeeding. So let's let's just start about the talk briefly about the beginning before we get to a solid, right. Cross you, and I are both kind of as in terms of being commentators. We were both kind of discovered and brought together by Andrew Breitbart. Isn't that is that fair to say, I think that's fair to say? He contacted us wanted us to be a part of the salvo that he wanted to make against the left in the cultural domination that they were having. Yep. Yep. And I remember just what would happen is. He would bring us out of the shadows. And then PJ TV would hire us because they paid money and Breitbart, and so that's two PJ TV. So since then, you know, you continue to do incredible videos and almost really unique videos, your unique voice, but a solid right. Cross is it's an angry book. I mean is that a fair thing to say, I mean, you you you start off which really got me started ticked off at the Republicans. Not at the Democrats want. I think Andrew McAuley righteous indignation. Yes, he will tougher anger, and I would say that rather than using the term anger that gets a fair rebuke in. Yes. In a way, I catch myself being a little at odds with the Republican party because I think a lot of Republican party and conservatives have have gone away from a standard and in doing. So while where we are like as I've heard you mentioned it and talking about the ocasio Cortez. And and those are the like how they get this far, man. How is this lunacy? Caught up with us so much up. We can't be sitting around here saying who cares. What these people think that ain't here? There's so much you know with on the right end of the spectrum. Who cares? What these people think? No one lots of. Filter. We can't under estimate these people, and we can't just sit. There shaking our visit Washington with our back turn to the culture because that's where these people get their power from. That's who they pant or benefit of vicious circle that feeds each other faction is spreading you know. So Republicans service have to change their tactics. Okay. Be more specific why what what did they do wrong? Let the spread. Part of it is like I said one of conservatives Republicans. We're individualist right it, which is a big thing, but sometimes between individualistic Toro in peril..
"j e c democrats" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Sort of more money in the pockets of low income people depending on how much money they make on the other hand, we've got Cory Booker proposing every newborn should be given a Bank account interest bearing Bank account with a thousand dollars in it that they are able to sort of keep keep the interest that accrues on that money and put it toward qualifying expenses like college things like that things that are really meant to build wealth for people who don't have it. And as you right where really seeing some of these proposals. Go beyond what we traditionally here from Democrats raising taxes on the wealthy more spending on. Programs that would benefit low income households. How were they expanding beyond those core issues? Yes. So Democrats traditionally have thought about spending money in terms of safety net programs. So it's, you know, it's beneficial to give people something that also incentivizes them to do something, for example, if you give people Medicaid, they're incentivized to use the healthcare system, you know, not go to the emergency room all the time because they actually have healthcare coverage. It's something that's beneficial to them and the system and same goes with public education, you know, benefits for people like low income housing. This is sort of different in the sense that it just puts money in the pockets of low income people to do with what they want and proponents of the idea say, you know, that's that's really good for them. Because people in different parts of the country really need different things, you know, people in New York City were housing costs have really high really need rental assistance. People living in rural Kansas might really need help with getting fresh food. And so this money just allows them to sort of better help themselves. And what are we hearing from critics who say safety nets like these could discourage recipients from looking for higher paying work or they responding similarly to these new proposals were hearing. Absolutely. And I think it goes even further than that Emory because it's you know, Democrats are really talking about sort of not just very low income families, but sort of more middle income families, you know, the middle class sort of getting money back. And so I think, you know, policymakers who sort of opposed this idea tend to think it it subsidizes people's lifestyle who only work part time or who don't work, and you know, on the right? I think it's it's sort of stoked stronger feelings that Democrats are trying to, you know, insight class warfare take money from people who have earned it and give it to people who haven't. There are also plenty of other issues that Democrats are focusing on as we look toward twenty twenty another other big one that comes to mind is health care. How does income inequality fit into these other issues? Terms of prioritizing strategy. It's a good question. Because all of these proposals cost a ton of money, you know, the direct cash transfer programs that I wrote about here cost anywhere from hundreds of billions to trillions of dollars. So that's you know, that's the same cost that tax law. And and if you have to pick and choose you really don't have money to do one or two things. So I think, you know, Democrats win the presidency in twenty twenty one they would have to think critically about you know, is it really that? We want to just give people more money is a really want that we want to pay for Medicare for all is that we want to do a massive infrastructure package. I mean, all of these things will become competing interests. That's Wall Street Journal reporter Michelle Hackman joining us from Washington. Thank you so much, Michelle. Thank you. And that's what's news. I'm Anne Marie for totally in New York for the Wall Street Journal..
"j e c democrats" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Reserve fantastic to check about okay. Gosh, I that was the kind of the good news folks is there is a path out of this. I think at some point even the weak kneed cowardly politicians in Washington DC will grow some guts at some point and realize we are in a catastrophically bad situation. And and we'll we'll have to fix this. They you know, they don't have much of a choice. They are they will have to they will have to fix this. Because it's just the interest rates are going to guide everything where people stopped lending us money. All right. Joe you have that that sound sound bite queued up. This is just the man outside. Daddy, would have I told you about the gift of Donald Trump to give she's my experience with Washington DC when I ran for office and worked around these guys during my prior line of work. Some of them a lot of them. I mean outside there's a couple of good ones up there. Like, Mike Lee, rand, Paul, Jim, Jordan, Mark meadows. I think there's some of the good guys who really are believers that are up there for the right reasons. Most of them aren't there up there because they like to flog raw lunches there chauffeured cars, and we'll probably nobody's realizes the first time ever that. Someone's Pat him on the back and told them how wonderful they are. So they really appreciate that show. They. They. I did it with an old friend last night. He's like the best thing that ever happened to you is not getting elected to congress like you'd never fit in up there. He's like. He's like don't be the king be the Kate Baker. He's like you don't need to be there. Those people. He's like, they're the worst. He deals with them. All the time. But the gift of Donald Trump has been to get the Democrats to show their butts to the rest of the world. Actually had a different opening to the show. And Joe, and I changed, and that's this were why we're few minutes after well, depending on how quickly Joe Edison. But Joe should have been a few minutes later. Even if he's not because I said, I don't like this beginning let's start over. I wanted to find a way to that say this in a way that makes sense because I don't just like to say, oh, look at this law maker, and I'll get to what she said in admitted it she's crazy. You know, that that's not anything, you know, doesn't edify. Anyone you you know, you may feel emotionally relieved that hearing the the insanity of democrat radical lawmakers, but I want to explain the why here in the why is important. Trump is not followed the script. The Democrats are used to there is a psychological principle known as learned helplessness. If you ever look up selling minutes, you know, if it's it was it's a staple of a lot of psychology programs when I was a graduate student. I always found it fascinating. And learned helplessness was the idea that folks, this was an experiment in the more sicker days of psychological experiments. It happened. I'm not recommending this. I'm not saying any please don't send me emails about how awful, I know. It was awful. I'm just telling you what happened 'cause I got a ton of emails last time as if somehow I was recommending we experiment on animals. I love animals. That's what I'm saying. So please don't send me those evils at someone upset but back in the days before ethical rules of experimentation had, you know, been been instituted in psychological, experimentation sky Seligman, they did these studies on on dogs and shock pads where they would put them on a. Doc ped-, which which gave them an electric shock. I'm getting I'm not saying this is a good thing. I'm just telling you what happened and this guy figured out that after a while if you prevented them from getting away in a locked cage, or whatever it was. They would eventually stop trying. And the principal became one whoever sick. The idea was to do that the principle that was established through these various experiments was called learned helplessness. In other words that. Animals, and we all are all the we are God's children, you know. But but still we have we have the ability say, I think therefore I am that given enough punishment and the lack of alternatives and options out show. People will learn to be helpless. They will just stop trying. Does that make sense? Yes. The animals in the experiment..
"j e c democrats" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Then what is the point of just changing our party leadership just for the sake of that what I'm hearing from you is that you don't feel like there's ideological or substantive sort of agenda driven core of this objection. No. I mean, if anything I think that what it does is that it creates a window where we could potentially get more conservative leadership. And when you actually look at the signatories, it is not necessarily reflective of the diversity of the party. We after about sixteen signatories, fourteen of them are male. There are very few people of color in the caucus. They're very there's very few ideological diversity. It's not like, they're progressives that are signing on. It's not like you have a broad based coalition uh. So I find it. I I I'm not totally bought into the concept. You just as Democrats just attempts which group that had sort of worked with your campaign early on you, and they sort of announced your plans to continue the process of primary incumbent Democrats, which is how of course, you got to congress. I wonder like how that how does that color the relationships you have with the incumbents there? Well, I think what's important to articulate what Justice Democrats is about is really. It's not their mission. Their mission isn't were gonna primary Democrats their mission is we're going to support working class candidates to run in midterm elections. And so they have supported and endorsed candidates in red to blues in open primaries, and but they do not shy away from from actual primaries and blue races either. And so, you know, I don't I don't I'm not sure if it really changes much because incumbent Democrats support and endorse against other incumbents all the time you had Dan Lipinski earlier this year. That's what had come and see is that is done. Part of the club hound. So so, but you have people that also support other primary challengers to incumbent as well. Like again, you have Dan Lipinski this year where you have Kirstin gillibrand Pramilla Paul that came in and said, we need change in this community. So I don't think it's anything to out of two to I don't think it's a departure from precedent? But I also think that we need to realize that at least for me, and what I tell my community is that we don't once we get elected to congress. We don't own these seats. We rent them from our communities, and we have to make our case every single time, and that's not can be. I'm saying this to you as an incumbent to be. And I realized that that that that means I hold myself to that standard as well. But I think it makes our democracy health very open that you a lot of what a congressional office does obviously in district is like social security. Disability payment wasn't held up in some logistical problem. And I'm calling up my member of congress be like help me out like that stuff that my my understanding is you don't have that much experience with that. Well, I mean, I know you were content Kennedy's off for like, are you how are you thinking about setting that part of this operation and actually constituent services was what I did in the late Senator Kennedy's office. And that's where I really learn. How important it was for us to have really robust constituent services because that is the real interaction that in everyday person has with their elected official. They say, hey, my Medicare isn't working out. Hey, my my visa application for my fiance isn't getting blacked. What can you do? And so really it cutting through that red tape of. Government bureaucracy in order to serve our constituents is a huge service that we can have. And it's something that we're really looking forward to building out an innovative way your district. I think include or adjacent to the new proposed Amazon headquarters right city..
"j e c democrats" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"The jim clapper screwing up at other stuff this the democrats are lying to you on immigration democrats lying elected democrats again i'm not talking about a lot of the rank and file democrats throughout the country who are frankly tiring a lot of this nonsense as well i'm talking about political and bureaucratic hacks up on capitol hill and around there up in dc who just lie to you constantly about everything all the time and get away with it because they have something the republicans don't and that is a problem media willing to cover for their lives at every single opportunity this separating children at the border trump is separating the kids and putting them in cages at the border he's jailing kids we had a prominent us military official compared to nazi concentration camps which is yeah i know joe which is so ridiculous you should you know your credibility gone after you do something so stupid but not with the mainstream media is in but it doesn't matter their credibility got here's what's going on i've explained this to you before i'm going to explain it to you again and even simpler terms because there are some people out there in the media who are lying to you and the story because of the problem media is now starting to get around and of course trump is to blame for something democrats actually did themselves right there is a case nineteen ninetyseven the florez case in which a consent decree was reached it's called the florez consent degree conveniently after florida's the flora's consent degree from nineteen ninetyseven not two thousand seven two thousand seventeen from nineteen ninetyseven the flora's consent decreases this joe if you are in a child brought into this country illegally you cannot be detained for more than twenty days that is the interpretation of the ninth circuit the ninth the ninety ninth and ninety liberal nights joe the night circus the ninety ninth that to two names commonly given to the knights circuit court of appeals this is a liberal leaning circuit that is overturned often because they're so darn liberal their interpretation don't forget this of the florez consent degree is that children cannot be held by hhs or anyone else health and human services for more than twenty days if.
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Right like he has resigned and that is why i'm not expelling him and then just be like look this is just republicans trying to steal a senate seat i think it will be really tough right if if new jersey hadn't just had this election right if if see if new jersey was had his election at the regular midterms we were talking about a running if you're talking about running the clock out a whole year then like democrats would have a real problem but this we're talking about two months most of which is consumed by christmas and thanksgiving and in which the election has already taken place it just seems like you know is cute of republicans i mean you know no one should be begrudged their opportunity to try to make people taken embarrassing vote or something but it's like it's a really pretty clear cut as far as these things go the difficulty is like if menendez chooses to be a jerk and his like saying he won't vacate the seat at all of his appealing yeah i i do agree that it's over hyped um especially because you need two thirds to expel so democrats can actually afford to let you know 10 red state um you know they're ten most vulnerable yeah up to a yeah a little higher depending on whether eminent if you know ran paul's got to get out of the hospital i mean there's like a lot of yet but but i'm saying it might joe manchin and heidi heitkamp might it might not be the worst thing in the world for them to cast a vote to expel or corrupted new jersey senator schumer can pretend to be really mad at the they could have like a huge screaming match like it'll be great but as long as most of the democratic caucus who are generally in safe seats or not up for reelection for a long time stay it line then it's not really gonna be in serious danger of having this expulsion uh happen.
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"I think you know if you wanna look at something they'd more mirrors what democrats need to do to win the house in or you go look at something like the medicaid ballot initiative in may in right which mean is a state that hillary clinton won but to state that was shifting toward trump trump won one of the house district's there and has a very sort of classic example of you know a very white very working class but very nonsouthern and very secular population in in maine and those are the kind of voters that democrats used to do pretty well with not win necessarily secular white working class northerners but do do well well enough that with some college graduate said and others you you can when the state and in the trump era you know democrats were starting to do do much worse with with those group of people and of course means governor you know who was successfully reelect dad was running on a trump ist ethnic grievance politics in hopes long before trump he was absolutely he was he was trump without he he never had trump's media juice to like go national but in many in the he got a lot of attention and you know people like his controversial but but people like them but medicaid expansion ran about ten points ahead of hillary clinton which is just a good sort of reminder that pretty good campaign issue when you're running in white communities it it wasn't either another thing zone bozette it's not like it was like toxic in the more affluent coastal areas like people like these programs and still the most conservative parts of the state are still the the most workingclass parts of of the state main so it's it's not like these some of these like like red rose dreams where like if you run on populism it kumble completely in verse that the class logic of america the it was similar broad regional pattern but just like more popular than like hillary clinton's like woke liberalism was just like we're going to have more health care for people and that's i think not what you need to do to win in virginia it is what you need to do to win in manian and of course because politics is hard for democrats to win in like michigan they need to both appeal to.
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Oh and to start thinking about people who don't look like your her or people who come from other experiences that may be a little more attention to the communities of color who didn't turn out for hillary the way they had turned out for obama and then you know mm turned out you know set some of whom turned out in these local elections or a little more attention to the people who might not be protagonists of bruce springsteen songs or or you know the like norman rockwell paintings but who are still people who are far away from the political experience of suburban washing tony inns might not be a terrible way to actually use qualitative punditry to enrich our understanding of what voters are going to do an interesting thing that that happened here was when you look at some of the earlier special elections raid can which democrats had sort of over performed relative to to their previous scores of these house districts but had still fallen short one thing mid the democrats found was that like resistance fever was it was a real thing where democrats were becoming more engaged but it was limited to white professionals right an african american turnout especially had sort of stayed at like obama off your election kind of kind of levels and that's a key reason that the jon ossoff wind up doing a little bit worse than hilary clinton did was that you know there's a substantial.
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Symbolic affirmation that also leads to complacency and to me like a really telling thing in this regard is how democrats won it i mean virginia was sort of the the biggest deal but they also picked up these two state house of representatives seats at georgia in district's that they hadn't contested the last time around and that were close in 2016 but but hillary clinton narrowly lost thumb and democrats won both of those and i think pretty clearly that's just because the turnout drew i mean the turnout was low right of both sides not that many democrats voted and not that many republicans voted but what whoever that hardcore was who wanted to go vote in an offyear election in a special election race four georgia house of representatives which is jeremy like there were no stakes at all the republicans have huge majorities in those races but it was just more democrats did it because there are more democrats out there being like i wanna find a way to stick it to donald trump than there are republicans who are out there being like i want to find a way to to support my man and i dunno i mean that's going to be a problem for every down ballot republican particularly because trump is unpopular right if trump's start soaring maybe of them will have this huge sense of vindication but right now it's like you have the people who are into trump and like they're into trump and they feel okay then you have people who may be don't like some democratic policy ideas but they are also not that into trump and it's it's hard to win that way and that's the democrats found when obama was in office and i think i think we are suddenly going to find that everything democrats do tactically starts looking really good because trump is president i mean this is not an immutable look love politics all right like literally.
"j e c democrats" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Powerful republican gerrymander and it's hard to beat incumbents yeah exactly but what ended up happening is that not only were the closely contested races tipping in democrats favour but a bunch of races that weren't even on anybody's radar also flipped to democrats and and longtime incumbents were knocked off so you had um a member of the democratic socialists of america who was running as a democrat and he be one of the republican leaders in the chamber and that was just like a total shocker you have other races that were more known to be contested but we're still viewed as reaches for democrats which they also won they basically one sort of everywhere based on sort of the strength of the democratic brand a generally there was one type of candidate that one dan ballot it was it was just sort of every type so actually have a question about this i all i have after tuesday in it is questions i'm hoping the uk's concert some of them out for me but i've heard two different narratives about the house of delegates races i've heard you know at democrats and progressive say see this is why even if you think the racist hopeless you just have to have some one because in a strong enough wave election no matter who you have as long as there is the democrat someone's gonna vote for them and they have a chance i've also heard the narrative that these house of delegates races saved ralph nor them because people were super excited about voting for their house of delegates candidates and that that you know carried north them to a bigger margin of victory than his otherwise somewhat uninspiring candidacy would have had in those kind of see mutually exclusive to me like i ther the house of delegates candidates are warm bodies or they're the ones that are really driving democratic enthusiasm and i'm wondering what you guys think as to which of these is true well i definitely don't think they saved north them he won by almost nine points which is pretty convincing win i think it's more it makes more sense to think that both aren't coming from the larger trend which we did observe which is that democrats were enthusiastic and willing to turn out and um and i think one interesting thing about these have of delegate races in particular is that um.