18 Burst results for "John Avalon"

"john avlon" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:05 min | 2 months ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"They are gonna turn off this pressure campaign with Everything they've got. You can already see it happening. Here's uh CNN's sort of bench warmer for the other anchors. John Avlon area is telling you that This is time for other Republicans need to step in here, Play five. This is a time for choosing and at this point silence is complicity. Republicans need to decide whether they will condone an outright attempt to overturn the election. This is a test that whether you believe in our country more than a cult of personality, and it shouldn't be a tough call. It's Donald Trump versus Democracy. Which side are you on? It's just that simple. That's Donald Trump versus democracy. Now, it's not that simple. Actually, it's we're legally cast ballots, the only ones The only ones that were allowed. Yeah, That's what it really comes down to. We're legally cast ballots, the only ones that were counted in this whole process. But all the media you know they're you know, they're dangling out there. Right now. Jump ship from Trump Come over to our side will give you a contributor. Ship will throw you 100 Grand to appear on TV once a week. That's what contributor ships often are these places and that's a starter, thanking me a lot more of me a million dollars a year for some people. You're on TV. When they say Get the map. Do you have them? Do your make up the whole thing? Joe Scarborough. He's also out there saying the same kind of stuff place six. Fair admitting in front. Of course, there is no fraud is a matter of law. They're admitting there's no way forward in any of these legal challenges. So now they're moving on, and they're going to try to disrupt the electric stealing something that is grossly on democratic, grossly on American and something that will stay with this Republican Party for years to come. They know it's over. And yet they won't do anything about it. Willie, we've read in the riptide long enough. It's time for America to move forward. Get out of it! Starts went back towards the shore and get on firm ground. What is on Democratic about using Due process in the court system to bring legal challenges in a dispute. How is that undemocratic? That's why we have a court system. There have been elections determined by fraud. In the past, there have been presidential elections that went to court. We all know about Bush v. Gore. So why is this undemocratic? They used these terms. As if they have no actual meeting. They just use them because they think it makes them sound fancy. Or if you argue with them, you must be on democratic. But that again You're looking to cable news in general. For your analysis of what is good and right and constitutional. You'll generally BB generally be very disappointed. News, traffic and weather. Tampa Bay's news radio W F L A More Children are staying home during the pandemic, and that means more time online, much of it unsupervised, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Ehrenberg tells CBS 12 news that's leading to more human trafficking calls. Predators will go on Tic TAC, for example, and befriend people who Think that they have benign motivations and reality. They're trying to groom these underage individuals to enter into a life of human trafficking. Despite exposure to coronavirus, Senator Rick Scott remains virus free, Scott told daily color dot com He tested negative for covert 19 twice since going into quarantine over the weekend. Tap a general and advent health in Orlando are expected to be two of the first five hospitals in the state to receive doses of the Corona virus vaccine once it is approved by the F. DEA with Florida's news. I'm John Conrad from the mosque, Nissan Traffic.

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Boston Remembers Tommy Heinsohn

Sports X Radio

02:23 min | 2 months ago

Boston Remembers Tommy Heinsohn

"Celtics Legendary player coach broadcaster Tommy Ison passing away at age 86 where the guy was incredible over more than 60 years. You know, with the Celtics, you know part of all their championship 17 championships between a player coach broadcaster. I mean, pretty amazing life that Tommy Heinsohn lived 1934 to 2020 thiss guy was A lot of fun to listen to he get, you know, Hey, got on the bad side of Knicks fans back in the day. He was somebody that had a short fuse when he was coaching. But he was a gamer. I mean, If you were playing Frank's in or if you were rooting for I intend you felt good because this guy never quit. And I mean, he called timeout. Sometimes in games that looked like there's no chance to win this game. He'd have you played. He come up with some strategy. I mean, I like times, and I thought he had a great basketball mind. Just like you be Brown when I listen to you, you know, is a color commentator. Oh, man, That guy gets it. I got the same thing from Tommy Heinsohn. He knew that he knew the game inside out. And was a solid player but really was a solid coach for many years with the Celtics a CZ well and I remember growing up. And watching a lot of those playoff games. You know, back the Eastern Conference back in the seventies late 60 seventies, and you saw the Knicks in the Baltimore Bullets. They were back in the day and then you know, those were great games, and then you got to the next round. And a lot of times there were those those Celtic teems with Honda John Avlon check and and number 10 Jo Jo White. Uh, you know so many great players, Paul Silas on that team, and just just a bunch of good, solid players. And, of course, the Celtic teams in the eighties with you know, D J and Bird and Change, and Robert Parish, the chief Boy. Lots of good stuff with that Celtics organization. But, Tommy, I said, part of it for as long as anybody and he will be missed, But 86 years old, I'm sure Tom, you tell you Hey. Lived one heck of a good life. We heard that come from our good pal Alex Trebek, who passed away 80 years old Tommy Heinsohn. 86 years old. Ah, lot of milestones there and a part of that Celtics team for a long, long time

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"john avlon" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher

"Okay. We're back. All right, congressman, how do you propose to deal with the White House's refusal to let its aides testify before congress. Oh, yeah. That's the latest instruction. Well, we're going to have to force the shoe. We're going to have to litigate in court, and we're going to have to look at other options as well. And that may mean devices we've used in the past where we cut off funding for certain offices within certain agencies if they don't cooperate. So we'll look at whatever tools that we have because at the end of the day if this president can succeed in stonewalling, the congress, it means that our power of oversight is affecting nullified, and that will obviously have serious repercussions. When you have someone who likes character in the Oval Office. But it will also repercussions for any president who follows and so there's a lot at stake in this fight. It's not just over whether certain witness testifies, it's over whether we have a system of checks and balances that still works, okay? Forever. You'll go on Fox News grubber just told me he went up at the comedy store last night. The comedy store that takes balls because that's not a not a conservative audience. You do stand today. Did they laugh we did? We did. Well, how many how many just we? Puppet the club. We had it was a twelve people for forming. It was a conservative slate is not everybody else is talking about sex. I try. Do some regular. I didn't go blue everybody everyone else when deeply you'd have been happy. Was it mostly about taxes was? Oh. Tips was coming jokes about taxes. Okay. We're making fun of the French with the puck Mickey front of the French. Well, we can all get PC. Do you think Stephen Moore also a frequent guest on our show should be on the fed board? Now, Stephen is an economist like Dr peppers doctor. But. Yeah. I think I think Steve should and I will be on the on the fed board. He'll besides the fact that he agrees totally on your page tax us, the, you know, it's taxes, but he's look he's also for commodity back currency, but does he know polish central a country central Bank stood a key at keeping our shit together. And not having the Whitsett unfussed. Fuck man. Welcome. Remind the institutions that are supposed to keep a president accountable. The independence Touche's law enforcement, the fed balance of powers, journalists Trump goes after these intentionally and constantly and the appointment of Moore's just an effort to do that. He put crony on the board of the fed it's old plates. So many stooges come on this dude, you may disagree with with Moore's policy of sort of snow. Let's just qualifications. You really think he has the qualifications? He's a serious guy, sir. Student of economics the tax plan that he put together turn the economy from one that wasn't growing very rapidly to growing at three percent this let today we just found out the last quarter economy grew three point two percent of GDP by Dr Steve Moore should be on the fed which is something that he he is attacked constantly throughout his curse. Also did help write the tax Bill that did that which is more than other people have done. This has nothing to do with whether or not the qualifications for sitting on the fed. However, it might be relevant that he made several common. Cents over the years. Ridiculously misogynistic, sexist comments shouldn't be female sportscasters unless they look like so and so or unless they dress like these these conversely the I did is about. These would have been retrograde decisions tie on long the recent automatically for that women shouldn't be at men basketball game right because it's so annoying to see women isn't there a place that men can go with interest rates..

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"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"Way too and veterans do now when when you think about it all the changes in our country have come from movements, you know? And then there's a leader there the channels that emotion, whether it's the anti slavery movement and Lincoln was they had the progressive moment for teddy Al Franklin, the civil rights movement with ABRAHAM LINCOLN with with civil rights men with LBJ. I get my guys. I think now there's a movement. There's a movement. That's a foot with women with veterans with new people coming in with all those people standing on line that they want to see change in the healing divisions of our country that to change our political structure. Let us hope there's no other choice. But to the the pessimism will not do us any good. There you go. I wish we had a lot more time for this optimistic segment of our program, both of you, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Walter isaacson. Thank you so much and now for the relationship between president and the press remember Thomas Jefferson's famous dictum, quote, where it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government. I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. Now that means a lot to our next guest. Of course, she's Barry Weiss, an op-ed staff editor and writer for the New York Times. She calls himself a political centuries. Sometimes inning left sometimes the inning. Right. She was born and raised. In squirrel hill. Pittsburgh eleven Jewish was worshippers with gunned down less than two weeks ago. Barry spoke to a Hari Sreenivasan about the election results. And how Tara came to her own backyard. What explains the outcome last night this country is I'm not the first to say this. We're in the midst of a kind of cold civil war and the outcome. Last night was you can sort of conceive of it as a battle that ended in a stalemate. You know, the lots of people predicted that the Democrats were going to take the house and they did. But we we really saw was sort of the the su- solidification of the Republican party as the party of Trumpism moderate Republicans loss last night, moderate Republicans who stood up to Donald Trump lost. And that is a very very troubling sign for the health of a of a country that sort of built on a two party system audience. Give us some context where do you identify yourself? A find yourself in a political spectrum. I think of myself as being in the center, some people see me as sort of a democrat in the mold of scoop Jackson or Daniel Patrick Moynihan, others see me as a liberal Republican. I don't spend much time. And thinking about what party I belong to. I've always been registered as an independent. I've always voted for people at both parties. I see myself as sort of classical liberal on. And frankly, I see myself in the space where I think a lot of other Americans do which is moderate taking taking things issue by issue not wanting to sort of just ascribe wholeheartedly to any political orthodoxy and right now frankly, politically homeless and unrepresented by both parties in this country powerful voices in the Would bin..

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"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"We had a divide that was so deep that it led to that civil war. It wasn't just a political divide was a cultural divide where people in the north and the south thought and tiredly differently about issues when they southern congressmen hit the northern Senator over the head with a cane he was made a hero in the south, whereas in the north bolstered the anti slavery movement. And what worries me about the country today is that people teddy Roosevelt warned that the rock of democracy will fail. If people on the other sides of eight regions or issues or parties, see each other as the other rather this fellow American citizens, but I have a feeling I'm with Walter on this. I think the fever is going to break at some point. Because the overwhelming majority of the people want this divisiveness to come to a polarizing end, they wanna see us work together. It's not like the country as a whole is happy with what's happening. They think the direction of the. Country is wrong. So maybe the people in Washington spurred by new people coming in. It's almost as if Washington's lived in war so long they don't know what pieces anymore. So having that new blood come in, and maybe having the older people take something from Ben Franklin and remember what it was like when they worked together. I mean, the important thing to remember about Lyndon Johnson is not just that he had democratic majorities on all those issues. He was able to persuade Republicans. He never would have gotten the civil rights Bill through if he hadn't got Dirksen to come with him and bring the Republicans because the southern Democrats were breaking off from the northern Democrats. And I love the way he did it, you know, he promises him everything in those days. You could earmarks you want an ambassador ship, you got it. And you want me to come to Springfield outcome. You want to postmaster ship in Peoria. Yes. But then he finally says to him ever you come with me on this Bill and two hundred years from now school children will know only two names, ABRAHAM LINCOLN and ever Dirksen. How can resist that's what we need today to re- to have these people think about what do we want to be remembered for? We're in here for a purpose. We came here to do something for our country. I want our children to be proud of us. And maybe if they get that sense. The Ben Franklin sense or the ABRAHAM LINCOLN sense of the mystic chords memory. They'll realize this fever has to break because it will. So it sooner or later, the sooner is the better, the sooner the better. Indeed. And what do you think we'll to am both really about the turnout? I mean, that's a massive of votes. You know from people the the turn out was historic from it. I think it's just so welcome that so many people have gotten involved, and I think there needs to be a mobilizing force for them. And perhaps the phrase can be the better angels of our nature that somebody comes along right now and says, okay, we've all gotten involved, and I'm not going to appeal to the worst in America. I'm not going to try to divide you. We know we show so much in common and have goals for this country. And if you could get a caucus that Seuss has helped name, which is the better angels caucus, we could appeal. It's nature. It's a brand is good. The better angels. And I'm sure Doris would agree, and maybe you'd agree to Walter that this massive historic wave of women may actually direct us towards a better angels and better leadership than absolutely. And she..

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"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"If you've got both sides that treat each other as people who are in another party, but can compromise and collaborate what we've seen happen in these last years, which I haven't really seen since eighteen fifties. When I wasn't there. But I was thinking of them when I lived with Lincoln during that period of time where the other side is seen as the other. And it's so highly partisan, and what this election, I think has shown is that the one positive thing that I think came out of it, and it's partly the two people you would just talking to that more women coming into the government for the first time outsiders coming in. Without that plague that we've seen in these last years of hyper partisanship, they're being trained by emerge and Emily's list, their their whole infrastructure out there and they're bringing in as research shows. They're more willing to cross party lines women are than men and veterans to veterans have that common mission that they've worked for a common goal. I think the height of bipartisanship. And our country took place in the fifties. The sixties seventies even into the eighties when because so many of the congressmen and senators had been in World War Two of the Korean war. So those are the signs, I think the awakening citizen involvement in this election. Even though the hyper partisanship, I don't see how it's changing from the people inside Washington. I just wish we could get back to that. As Walter said. I mean, there was a time when when they stayed together they weren't raising money every minute they played poker. They dragged together they their families knew each other. And they felt that the Senate or the congress was an institution to which they owed loyalty and responsibility beyond their party. We never could have gotten the civil rights bills through without both sides of voting rights Medicare Medicaid. I mean, all those things came with bipartisanship. I just long for that again. But I think it's going to be a while because this took awhile to break, it's going to take a while to fix, you know, I'm smiling because it sounds so woman fuzzy and so welcome. I mean, we just many people want to get back to that to have actual. Policy sort of, you know, be able to actually take place, and what you mentioned, you know, compromise is actually what so many important other way on almost every issue we face now. Most Americans could get around a table and figure out what is the common. Good. We could do it on immigration. We need a secure border. We need to tweak the dreamers, right Foote's. We could do it on preexisting conditions. We could do it on building infrastructure. And yet the politicians haven't been able to get there. They've become so polarized. I fear that the election will increase polarization a little bit in the short term. But maybe maybe and we heard Donald Trump talked about and his very long press conflict. Maybe having a democratic house will make Pelosi and Donald Trump even try to work together. Well, I mean, both of you let me ask you about that because you know, in order to be able to work together, you have to decide whether there's going to be the new. Newly democratic house leadership holding the president accountable as many Democrats say they want to do. So the president talked about that he said if their whole note of investigations now in the house will we won't deal with them. And we'll give them a taste of their own medicine. And we control the Senate and we have power as well. So I wonder how each of you think that might transpire Doris. Do you think this Sunday going to be a flood of investigations, and and all the rest of it and how that will affect policy going forward? Well, it does seem that what the president was saying was that if you do that, then I'll pay you back, and I'm better at it than you are. And there will be no real bipartisan possibility of policies going through. I'm not sure I think both things can go on at the same time..

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"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"And you said you sort of wanted to be an inspiration. What specific. Typically do on have men and women to get from it from your story. Well, I've learned a lot of lessons politically one is he never ever give up you may lose a battle. But you haven't lost the war many of the legislative proposals that I had turned into law took years to pass that you don't need to wait your turn in line, which is something frankly, I did. And I think many of the women to they're showing you don't have to wait your turn in line. And actually, you just mentioned sexual abuse. I think you also as an adult experienced sexual harassment you restore for an offensive Stafa pressed himself on you. Tell me what happened, and how you view that in the, you know, the eternal women's fight against this. So sexual harassment has been plaguing congress for a very long time. I was sexually harassed when I was a staffer by the chief of staff who pushed me up against the wall kissed me stuck his tongue down my mouth. I have recalled I was stunned. And I told that story because I wanted women to come forward in. Congress and tell me their stories and their stories were bone chilling in some respects, the the parent power that meant think that they can assert on staffers on the hill. And so we wanted to change that. So I worked with a very conservative colleague from Alabama Bradley Byrne, and we introduced this me too congress act which has passed the house is in the Senate now in it holds members accountable. They pay the settlement not the taxpayers victims are now going to be protected by counsel as well. So we're trying to change the climate in congress, and then we need to change the climate and the rest of the federal government, and perhaps that's helped with this massive women's wave this going to congress. I sure hope so congresswoman thank you very much. Indeed for joining us all throw undaunted. Support for almond poor comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by Quicken Loans. Let's talk about buying a home for a minute because of rising interest rates. There's a lot of unpredictability when it comes to buying a home these days, it's causing a lot of anxiety with folks. Well, our friends at Quicken Loans are doing something about that. They're calling the power buying process. Here's how it works. Quicken Loans will verify your.

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"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

04:46 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"The health of one hundred thirty million Americans is that what Democrats will take forward over. They try also to figure out an economic message. If they don't have absolutely in our economic message is infrastructure. It creates really good paying jobs, we have crumbling infrastructure throughout the country. We've not invested like we should have the president one point created his infrastructure week and it fell flat on its face. We will. Work with him on infrastructure infrastructure is a key component. I think prescription drugs, and reducing the cost of prescription drugs is another key component making sure pre existing conditions are covered is another important part because you can say pre existing conditions. Our coverage is going to pay for it. And we wanna make sure it's part of comprehensive health care. So you heard John Avalon and discussion about what might happen with all the championships of the house now changing to Democrats, and how might that affect President Trump and his administration, President Trump has been incredibly gracious to Nancy Pelosi since the result last night praising her over and again for hard work. Let us just play what he said in his press conference. Then we'll talk about it. I give her a great deal of credit for what she's done and what she's. Hopefully, we can all work together next year to continue delivering for the American people, including on economic growth infrastructure trade lowering the cost of prescription drugs. So you mentioned a few of those things, but what you think is behind that. Do you think that the house will go full investigative full accountable. You know, asking for tax returns, and this that and the other. So first of all it's important to point out that he read that statement, you have to listen to them in the next twenty four hours to hear him spew out something that's more negative towards leader Pelosi. I would say that she'll be the leader. I think she'll be the speaker speaker. No question about it. And I would also say that we have an obligation to be a check on the executive. That's why we have three equal separate branches of government. And we will force. We will move forward on that responsibility. And you will see investigations continue. A we wanna make sure that the president's personal wealth or personal holdings are not influencing his decisions on behalf of the American people. I don't think that's asking too much. Now, I wanna to get to your life story. And you've just come out with a with a new book so many winners in this cycle women who have mazing life stories. I as I said, there's the first native American woman, there's the first Somali a Muslim woman, but you have had an amazing history. And I think one of the most incredible stories is when you went with a congressman Leo Ryan is that right? All those years ago in the seventies to try to rescue constituents who essentially being held hostage by Jamestown by the Reverend Jim Jones. Correct. Tell me about that. And what and what what your book is about? So the book is coming on the the fortieth anniversary of that horrific experience where over nine hundred people lost their lives three hundred of them children. And where a cult leader was allowed to operate both in the United States, and in Guyana, and he was doing all kinds of horrible things sexual abuse, physical abuse, mind control and congress Ryan went down to find out. And indeed we found out that people were being held against their will we were taking them with us. And then of course, they followed with a tractor trailer shot the congressman forty five times kill and he was killed. There were. Don, Harris from NBC was killed as was Bob Brown. I was shot five times that's us too. That's me. That's me. I was left for dead on that airstrip for twenty two hours and was able to rebuild my life took months to many operations. But it the book is about not just that. But about all the traumas and experience I've had my life. My husband was killed in an automobile accident when I was pregnant with our second child failed adoption sexual abuse as a child, and yet I have been resilient, and this is about how you turn heartache into hope how you turn grieving into healing. And I want this to be a book for a personal survival book and a political survival book because I've got now over thirty four years in public office. It's cold undaunted UA undaunted. It comes out at this moment..

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"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"Democrats assumed control of the house. Jackie welcome to the program. Great to be with you. So just very quickly your reaction to this amazing female wave so nine hundred ninety two is the year of the woman this year two thousand eighteen year of the women men and astronomical changes and very exciting because California and much of the rest of the country has seen women in places of significance. But not across some of the the red states, and you saw some elections in red states, the United States ranks ninetieth in the world in the number of women serving in their congress is we have a long way to go. But this is a great shot. Mark you attributed to. I understand that the Cavanaugh issue was very polarizing issue in broke down quite low. On party and gender lines. But what else do you attribute this women's wave to President Trump may we can't forget that the largest demonstration any will where anytime in our country was the woman's March the day after he was inaugurated women have really spoken up and many women ran for congress for the very first time having never served in any public office. Because of President Trump we expect to be respected. We expect not to be treated like we are chattel and his Hollywood access tape. I think I read many women, and thus we have so many women who ran can. I just ask you about the Muslim issue. I mean, obviously, President Trump also campaign demonizing Muslims, and then there was the Muslim ban. It is amazing that Ilhan Oma has one veiled or turbaned and an overtly and proudly Muslim American. It says wonderful things about the diversity of our country. And that no matter what. What comes out of the president's mouth that in truth? We are a country that embraces diversity embraces, various religions is part of our constitution first amendment, and we will continue to open our arms. What do you think with the issues President Trump, obviously, this the Democrats won the House Republicans held and increase their margin in the Senate? And there was a sort of what will the issues be? Is it the immigration the President Trump was campaigning on all the healthcare and other issues that the Democrats would campaign? What would do you think it boiled down to? I think it's different in each of the houses in the house clearly retaining the Affordable Care Act with key. And it was important for us to point out that for sixty five different times the Republicans tried to repeal it in the Senate. It's more of a reflection of rural America they have. Undo frankly influence in the Senate because for instance, California by population has two senators it takes eleven other states to equal the population of California, that's twenty two other votes. But again that gives an advantage to rural America as a result. Would you think it portends for twenty twenty where the demographics going? Are. They favoring suburban and urban America or does rural America get demographic. He's stronger in the is ahead. I think suburban America really flex his muscles. Certainly suburban women did and independence and independence. Independence are always you know in the in play. So they they shift from one party to the other and clearly they shifted to Democrats in these house races. I think that frankly, the Democrats all of us have to realize that we have lost the working Americans in the rust belt. And it's time for us re-engage with them. They always used to be Democrats. And we have to realize that that we have to listen to them as well. So a lot of people complained that the Democrats actually have no coherent message that President Trump was very successful in all his hot button issues. Whether it's immigration and all his other issues taxes, the economy in, you know, a manufacturing all of that kind of stuff. But I wonder whether you think healthcare is the issue. I mean, this is what Nancy Pelosi said she talked about a democratic house, and what it would do is about stopping the GPS and the assault on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act..

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"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"He is saying that this has a huge implication for twenty twenty two all of those wondering what last night means for the presidential election and another referendum on President Trump. Would you say Trump lives in a Trump Centric universe? This election, the midterm elections. He said we're all about him. There's no word more popular than me. Me. So of course, he's going to say that those last minute rallies made the difference. Many of those candidates. He said nine out of eleven did pull it out and some places where the polls had been tightening for Democrats and Democrats in some cases seem to head. I think the problem is you saw some House Republicans lose because a President Trump and President Trump in an unusual display of personal venom for the office that he holds went after those centers for publicans personal terms meal up Carlos Cabello people who had said, I'm not on board with the president's agenda, particularly the doubling down divisively on immigration Mia. Love coming being a patient descend coastal representing the Florida Keys and the Cuban community, and he really said, good riddance. If you questioned my doubling down on immigration, then you know, that you lost because of that that that creates sort of a hot hothouse environment inside the Republican party further where dissenters are demonized by the president United States. It's really fascinating every we will be pausing all these figures and all his outs for a while too. Fast. John. Thank you very much. Indeed. So as we reported, this was a massive for women candidates and diverse candidates own across the political spectrum with an influx of LGBT African American Muslim American and native Americans coming to congress. Look at these pictures, they came in on precedent numbers. Minnesota's Ilhan Oma is one of the is one of two Muslim women and the first Somali American ever elected to congress, and when I talked to her back in two thousand sixteen she walked me through her incredible journey so far. You know, twenty years ago sitting at a refugee camp in Kenya? And today, I'm able to represent my community here in the US. So it's it's a story of hope and aspirated for something better. So as a ten year veteran of congress. California's Jackie spear is ready to welcome. The influx of new and diverse representatives as.

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"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

04:27 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"And there are a lot of natural forces working against it. You know the. International system tends toward anarchy and conflict. We've been able to avoid that at least at the level of great powers, and you know the human spirit urines for individual freedom and democracy. But as we see today, and as we've seen throughout history, it also yearns for strong leadership and and tribal security and order. And so it's not enough to say, we all want democracy. We can see that that that they're the human spirits always at war with itself. And and what we're seeing today is basically if you think of this liberal Horner as a kind of garden, what you see today are the natural forces, the weeds and the vines growing back. And and what we need to do is constantly fight against these basic and unending tendencies in both the international system and in human nature, it's really, it's really fascinating. We've really are watershed moment and we're living through that right now, but Kagan thanks so much indeed for joining us. Thank you. Now, Washington can seem a world away from the everyday Americans journalists, Sarah smash, grew up on a pool, white and working class. Kansas. Femme smash says that she escaped publicy by breaking a generational patent of teenage pregnancies and says, how greatest achievement was graduating from high school, her new book, heartland memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country tackles shame and class. And I'm Michelle Martin sat down with her. She reflected on what putty did to the women in her own family. Sara Marsh. Thank you so much for speaking with us. Thanks so much for having me. When did you realize that your story was a story? I really sensed as a kid, a budding writer, even at a very young age that I was surrounded by a cast of kind of wild characters. So I think I felt drawn to writing about my own family just as an inquisitive kid in the context of a culture where people didn't do a lot of reflecting or talking about themselves, but it wasn't until I was older and went to college some work as a journalist that I understood the ways in which my family's private story might be worth telling for public reasons. One of the things about your book that stands out is that you really highlight the stories of women and their particular struggles in their hopes and to the degree that they are ticketed their hopes going to ask if you would just describe each one for me is that she could Dorothy is my maternal great grandmother. She's no longer living, but. But was a vivacious, you know, sassy midwestern broad, basically, and worked in the airplane factories in Wichita, which calls itself the air capital of the world during World War Two. And at that same time, well, she was living a very hard scrabble life. She had a daughter named Betty who ended up being one of my primary caretakers and definitely followed in her mother's and father's footsteps as as a member of the working poor of this country. She lived a particularly chaotic life, even within the context of poverty, which often be gets chaos, and he's married a bunch of tongue married a bunch of times eight if anyone's counting. And so Bette my maternal grandmother was this chaos of her life had everything to do in some ways with her gender to you're talking about the importance of females stories within, you know, the, the tales that we tell about poverty, one of the reasons she married so many times. She was. She had fled an abusive husband for her own survival, and my mother's survival and her second child was essentially kept from her by a small town guy who knew the cops in town and and she was told that if she wanted to ever get custody of her son back, she needed to to show she had a stable home and a provider which meant being married. So she was shamed in the court process for being essentially a divorced, very young woman with a kid. And and so she would would take that advice and sometimes Mary unsavory characters for the immediate purpose of trying to get her son back and and but but through all of that hardship that's documented in the book, her humor and dignity and just raw power is something that I was in all of even as a little kid..

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04:11 min | 2 years ago

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"To ask you about, you know, he can push the world around Kenny push China around without, you know, negative consequences to America. Well, it's interesting. I think on the economic front, you know, we don't know yet how this trade war is going to turn out, but I wouldn't be surprised if the Chinese make concessions. I think it's probably the case that the American market is of greater importance to China than the Chinese market is to us and that that the United States has leverage my concern about China is. That they may make concessions on the economic front, but they may respond symmetrically by making moves on the geopolitical and the military front where I think Trump is far less in a strong position. And so you know, I'm I'm trying to get China to behave better in the international trading environment. Gut goodness knows they, they have taken advantage of it, but we also need to understand the China does have other options to powerful country. And I just don't think that Donald Trump thinks that way. So about North Korea and to follow up on what you said. And of course, he said that, you know, I've made friends with Kim Jong UN, I, I like him Jong. He called him very, very courageous. But he also said something in the press conference, which took a lot of people by surprise. And I'd certainly never heard this before about President Obama and North Korea. Just take a listen. If I wasn't elected, you'd be in a war and President. Obama essentially said the same thing. He was ready to go to war. You would have had to warn you wanna less millions, not thousands. You would have lost millions of people. Soul has thirty million people forty miles and thirty miles from this very dangerous border. If I wasn't elected, you would have had a war. Had you heard that before that President Obama was so close allegedly to that. Not only have I not heard it. I'm fairly confident. It's not true, but it's interesting that Donald Trump makes that point because you know, he's he's walking an interesting line when it comes to his base and the American people in general. On the one hand, he wants to look like a tough guy who can get the world to do it what he wants. On the other hand, he wants to make it clear that he's not going to use military force. And so he wants to use just economic tools and his own brilliant negotiator to get what America wants. And I think that other countries are going to figure that other countries that are are probably adversaries the United States and have military capability. And again, this is what sort of worrying about Trump is that he wants to push countries very hard. But at the same time, he's not prepared to deal with the possible consequences of that. If it does lead to some kind of military confrontation and just again about the sovereignty issue, he said America will never surrender sovereignty to an unelected. Elected global bureaucracy, and he seems to be conflicting alliances and multi-culture multi-lateralism with somehow being against the notion of sovereignty. I don't know whether you think that as well that this some sort of exclusively that you seems to be claiming there, but in in in so far as your book and what you've been talking about, you know, the jungle grows back America and our imperilled world. What do you mean by the jungle? Growing back. Well, I don't mean to threat America's sovereignty, which is not something that I think we should be concerned about. And just on that point, I mean, I don't think we've heard an American president talk like this, the nineteen twenties, and he's playing to this sort of old American fear that somehow international organizations are going to take away American sovereignty, which I think when you're the strongest power in the world, it's kind of silly kind of a fear when I talk about the jungle. What I'm talking about is you know, if you think about the liberal world order that was created after World War Two, it's really been a remarkable period. We certainly know what's gone wrong, and we can all list of the failures of it including the failures of American policy. But overall, it's been a period of great power piece. It's been a period of unprecedented prosperity and also a period of the spread of democracy. Like it's never like we've never seen at any other time in history, and you know, this is kind of precious but also very fragile kind of an order..

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04:03 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"And what happens in your worst nightmare? Because you've identified it as such. If quote, we lose Europe. Well, I think Macron is exactly right. And I, I must say I find with talking with Europeans that of course, that history is much more real and alive for them and it is for Americans, I think don't even think about what may have happened in in two world wars. You know what the Europeans can do about it. I think at this point there's there's no way to affect Donald Trump's behavior. He's not someone that you can befriend. He's not someone that you can convince that you're on his side. He looks at things through his own very narrow perspective. So what you're a pass to do insofar as they can as Europeans can is a pull themselves together support liberal democratic values and and wait for the United States to get out of this funk if the United States is going to get out of it. I wish I have to say, I wish more optimistic that Europe could do that. But of course, the United States is behaving in this way just at the time. I think when Europe is actually moving in the opposite direction. And so it's it's an increasingly concerning situation. I do think that Europe can unfortunately can slide back to an earlier period which would be devastating for the world order and for Americans. Alternately, what? What do you mean? This sort of populist nationalist wave? And I've been having a lot of chats this week with the EU foreign policy chiefs, the Hungarian foreign minister. She said, let's just populace. Let's call it what it is extreme right? You know, extreme right-wing policies that are going on Hungarian foreign minister, push back very hard saying we friends of the United States. We believe in this sovereignty of keeping our border strong of being own and wanting to do and having the right to our own sovereign policies, no matter what the rest of the world thinks. Let me just play what President Trump said about sovereignty, and then we can talk about what that means in today's world. Doesn't matter what world leaders think on Iran Iran's gonna come back to me and they're gonna make a good deal. I think maybe not deals, you never know. But there are suffering greatly the having riots and every city far greater than they were doing the green period with President Obama. Greater when President Obama stuck up for government. Not the people he probably would have had a much different Iran had he not done that, but I'm sticking up for the people I am with the people of Iran. So Bob within a play, the other soundbite in a second. But let's talk about Iran because that is the focus of intense allied conversation trying to save that Iran nuclear deal yet. What do you make of of that? You know, they'll come back to be guess what I mean is that style of of relationships, you know, making very, very sort of extreme policies and then hoping that those just negotiating and boggling tactics. Right. I mean, and not clearly as Trump style and just to, you know, as an example of that, obviously, that's the that was his approach to Kim Jong Hoon he, you know, I, he threatened him and called him names, and then he decided that he could do business with him. I think he was bought wrong both times and I don't think he's actually made any progress with North Korea, and I doubt that he'll make any particular progress with Iran either. But I do think, look, I mean, let's face it. The United States does have an awful lot of power. I think it's been good. The degree the United States has not always used that power. Especially against its own allies. But Trump does have the capacity to push the world around a lot and the and my concern is that if he does this, if he keeps going like this, he will destroy all sense of common community and everyone will start looking out for themselves and that again is the root back to the sort of dark past that we've tried to get away from before I get to North Korea because we have an extraordinary soundbite on what he claimed about North Korea, but I want.

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04:07 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"So the cavenaugh hearing was front and center on President Trump's mind, as we said, all this week, even as he held days of meetings and conferences at the United Nations just across town from where I'm sitting for eighty three minutes. He gave us an unfiltered look into how he thinks explained subjects from North Korea, China, Iran, to the Middle East. This was on a free wheeling press conference yesterday again, and again, seeming to praise addresses and take swipes at allies. So what did we learn from this peak into his foreign policy thinking, Robert Kagan is a conservative thinker and the author most recently of the jungle grows back America and our imperilled world, and he's joining me now from Washington rubbed Kagan. Thanks for joining me. We're having been. I mean, it does seem that these two of very in Twynham you President Trump is thinking both what's happening to his nominee on Capitol Hill and projecting you know his power on the world stage at the United Nations. What I did you make of that extraordinary press conference? Honestly, we haven't seen much like that in a long long time where he spoke about everything and also kept mixing in the cavenaugh and all the other issues. Well, I mean, there is a certain ADHD quality about all that and I would say, at least on the foreign policy front, this sort of staunching lack of depth on any particular issue. But you know, my concern is foreign policy. I don't know what's going to happen on the cavenaugh case, but I do know that the wreck Shen that the world is heading in and that Trump is hastening the world toward and it's not a good one. And that's that's my principal concern right now. I want to get into that because you've written this this article. This book talking about an imperilled world and some saying that President Trump is withdrawing US leadership at a precipitous rate while others I spoke to the British Foreign Secretary who says, no, this is a very activist, not a unilateralist president in foreign affairs. Well, I guess the the British Foreign Secretary is entitled to his own opinion. I don't think there's any question that Trump has certainly redefined America's role in the world from, you know, going from one where the United States in its own flawed way, tried to support a kind of liberal world order that benefited Americans, but also benefited many others to heading in the direction of what I would call a kind of rogue superpower. He's very straightforward about saying it's about America first that Americans should be looking out for their own interest, and he even at the UN general assembly urged other countries that they should be doing the same thing, which is really, you know, pushing the world toward anarchy and kind of struggle of all against all, which is sort of, you know, brings us back to much earlier darker period of our history. I'm thinking about the two world wars of the first half of the twentieth century, which was precisely what we built the liberal world order to get out of. And I fear that we are heading back to it now. Well, it's interesting you say that because you've also said that one of your biggest concerns is not necessarily about far-flung countries, no matter how much of a challenge they off the United States. But if something much closer to home and that is Europe and at the United Nations at the president chairing the Security Council meeting practically the only person who pushed back against the kind of description that you're making of the Trump of foreign policy was president my chrome, and I just want to play you what he had to say to President Trump. Booker moon, the new believe France shall remained there to ensure that the world not forget that nationalism always leads to defeat that if courage is lacking in the defense of fundamental principles international order becomes fragile, and this can lead as we've seen already twice to global war. So explain to me, I for juicing mcroy is being strong enough and the others in in trying to keep the multilateral post-war order in place..

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04:20 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"And he wanted to see him fight and he wanted to see him defend himself more dramatically. Judge Kevin did that today. But I think in contrast to Christine Ford, it probably came off a little too hot and a little tone deaf. So I think for President Trump unfold. It's not about the substance of the testimony or even the qualification of the judges about who performed better. And I guess we'll find out tomorrow. Well, I, I wonder to digging a little bit to the member. Sorry, go ahead. John. What do you think was President Trump laying the groundwork for his own potential withdrawal of this nomination. He certainly left the door open, and I agree with Patty this in some ways such a clear contrast to the FOX interview that the president apparently was a critical of that. It may have been speaking to that presidential desire for more passion and forcefulness and fight. Now, whether that's in contrast to judicial temperament, that's perhaps the beholder, but the certainly was a departure from anything we've ever seen. This will come down to the six swing votes. Three Republicans, three red state Democrats, and their votes will be critical. Kavanagh's made it clear. He is not going to resign, and it would be unusual for the president to pull. But the democratic game at this point is, is in some ways about delay that has been an accusation. Perhaps they'll be called for further investigations before final vote. That would achieve a goal of delay because behind this all is the politics not just. More polarized court, but Merrick, garland, the insult done to President Obama's nominee, and that is driving a lot of the animus as much as the emotions of this individual accusations and the politics behind this. I want to play another couple of soundbites from these hearings. I one questioning and his Dianne Feinstein going to the memory issue with with Christine, Blasi Ford, and then it is judge Kavanagh's broadside about the nature of this entire process. So what you are telling us is this could not be a case of mistaken identity. Absolutely. Not. This is a circus the consequences will extend long, pass my nomination. The consequences will be with us for decades. This grotesque and coordinated character assassination will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from serving our country. And as we all know in the United States political system in the early two, thousands, what goes around, comes around. Well, a very brief final wrap from you both on what you think it means for the future of this country of civic programs of civic duty, and also these kind of political appointments, nominations, and this tribalism. Patty. Yeah. Well, I think. This. I do agree with judge cavenaugh that this has been a circus. The and I have to go back to the lack of an FBI investigation. Without an independent body, looking into all of these accusations politics takes over. It has to. So you have Republicans versus Democrats fighting it out on national television for all to see. I personally think that today's hearing, however was real teaching moment, and I tweeted out today that I wish every high school in America had sort of dumped the curriculum for the day and made this mandatory viewing for all of our high school boys and girls in this country because it is about, yes, it is about the team movement. It is about our civic discourse. It is about the way we treat each other, and it is about these young people who are growing up in a different world than twenty-seven years ago with Anita hill and the choices that they have to make every day when they get in a car, they go to..

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Amanpour

03:23 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"So if his classmates worked, the one attacked, I doubt that they will remember a party that they went to in high school. And also I don't think this is something that, for instance, Mark judge who was a witness in the room during the assault allegedly is something that this was he would wanna talk to or confessed to obviously. So I think that's why didn't come up in that actual background check. Go ahead. No, I was just say, first of all, these are six background checks that judge Kavanagh's had, which is an unusually high number of course. And I think the Senate Republicans made a big mistake in not calling Mark judge because this is one of the rare cases where the he said. She said, there's a third party witness who has denied that this occurred under under oath, but in a sworn testimony. But it also should be said is judge. Cavenaugh has said that the the individuals cited by professor Ford at the party have said, this did not occur. They have no memory of it. There may be good reasons for that, but the absence of corroborating evidence is troubling as part of a precedent that is being set now is the reason why there should be an FBI investigation. So all of these witnesses Mark judge the therapist, you know, Christine Ford's husband, her friends. They can all speak privately to the FBI and then the FBI can present its results to the. Ficiary committee and that wasn't done. And that's why there is this cloud hanging over this nomination, which unless there is an investigation, it will never be lifted well, I mean, you led me to what I was just trying to do, and that is the nomination and what is going to happen. I want to play something from President Trump who said in during his free wheeling press conference yesterday he sort of looked like he was giving himself a little bit of an out, at least in that moment as he said it. Despite his fierce support for for judge cavenaugh, that he might reconsider his what he said. I can always be convinced I have to hear it sounds like what you're saying is there is a situation. There is a scenario under which you would withdraw Brett Kavanagh's nomination. Is that correct? I thought he was guilty of something like this. Yeah, sure. And you will wait until tomorrow to make up your. I want to watch. I wanna see. I hope I can watch a meeting with a lot of countries tomorrow, but I will certainly in some form, be able to watch. So of course, he's here in New York at the United Nations referring to meeting with a lot of countries. But this is obviously Fronton center because it's his superior court nominee. What is your gut instinct about what's going to happen? To me? Yes. Dependents few Patty and then Joan? Well, honestly, I think for President Trump, it's all about theatrics and the reality show that is his presidency. And I, I do believe him when he said he wanted to watch and see how each witness performed. And I think that he saw Dr Ford performed quite well. And I think the jury is still out as to whether or not he thought that judge Cavanagh performed. Well, we do know that he was unhappy with his performance on Fox News.

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04:53 min | 2 years ago

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"He was very sort of, you know. Quietude is a choirboy. All he did was focus on studies and and sports and go to church. And today he was angry and he was combative and he was, you know? Yes, of course. I had beer. I drank with my friends. It was very sort of, as I said, not in keeping to the persona that he or the portrait that he paid it two nights ago. I mean, of course, his supporters would say that he had just sat through some four hours of hearing the testimony against him and potentially came out very raw. Certainly that seemed to be a really combative performance from him in the opening statement, but can I ask you John. Whether you think this moment, as I said, this metoo moment is really at stake right now, and it has just play a little bit of Anita hill testimony when she talked about her also reluctance to come forward back in one thousand nine hundred one during the Clarence Thomas hearings. Telling the world is the most difficult experience of my life. But it is very close to having to live through the experience that occasion this meeting. It would have been more comfortable to remain silent. It took no initiative to inform anyone. I took no initiative to inform anyone. But when I was asked by a Representative of this committee to report my experience. I felt that I had to tell the truth, I could not keep silent. So John, from your perspective, following all of this, you know, it's twenty seven years later and still still the question of referring to something of historical occurrence. And this idea that they didn't come forward earlier is being brought up regarding Christine Blasi for the moment has I mean the time has changed, but it looks like the optics and the politics and the feelings around. It hasn't really why think a great deal has changed. But there certainly are echoes between Anita Hill's testimony and hurt her testimony, the personal difficulty of coming forward. But the sense of civic responsibility, she felt and what we heard today from Dr Ford. There are. There are great echoes, and there are probably eternal aspects to the difficulty of coming forward and speaking publicly about sexual assault. What changed is I think Anita hill was very much ahead of her time. Obviously, Clarence Thomas was accused, but in that next election, there was a major backlash that doubled the number of women in congress and tripled the number of women in the Senate. I think the entire national conversation international conversation brought about by the metoo movement, maybe in sharp contrast with President Trump, but it is clearly a rising tide in ways that are indelible one key difference I would also state though, is that the allegations with Clarence Thomas at that time, we're when both were adults well within a window that could be investigated by the FBI and was at George H W Bush's request. Notably, in contrast, President Trump between two adults. One of whom was running the office, the other working for him. And I think part of what is blindsided judge Cavanaugh. Is that these allegations at the eleventh hour that when he felt his his confirmation was virtually assured in many people were treating it as a fate. Accompli all of a sudden go back thirty six years. Nine hundred eighty two. And so I think that accounts for part of the anger, he feels justifiably or not. That is a grave difference in the standards we have applied, but needed hill was added for time. And the me too wave is cresting. I think in powerful ways at this moment and whatever happens in is not going away. It is changing our culture as we watch. I mean, that's really fascinating. Patty changing our culture and this metoo movement is not going away, but to the specific question of historic abuse and negations of such. And you know the time and the memory and the recollection and why didn't you report it and wound their contemporaneous, you know, notes, tool, thirties, etc. You just wrote an important article call and I mentioned it, you know, and the boys will be boys club because you went through your own horrendous and frightening experience such as like this? Yes. When I was young in my early twenties, I was assaulted on the streets of Chicago. I was attacked by a man on the street who said he was going to rape me. And if we're not. For other people on the street, he would have done so..

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04:48 min | 2 years ago

"john avlon" Discussed on Amanpour

"Welcome to the program. Everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour in New York in a public hearing on Capitol Hill, the metoo movement and a woman's right to be heard have been put to the test like never before Christine, Blasi Ford, the first of three women to accuse supreme court. Nominee, Brad Kavanagh of sexual assault delivered a powerful opening statement to the Senate Judiciary committee about the alleged abuse, her voice, cracking. And at times visibly shaken, referring to Cavanaugh as quote the boy who sexually assaulted me. And here today, not because I want to be. I am terrified. I'm here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett cabin and I were in high school Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes. He had a hard time because he was very naive reated and because I was wearing a one piece bathing suit underneath my clothing. I believed he was going to rape me. For about four hours. She took mostly sympathetic questions from democratic senators. While Republican senators had employed a veteran prosecutor to ask their questions for them. Christine Blasi. Ford said that she is one hundred percent certain that Brad Kavanagh attacked her at a party in the summer of nineteen eighty two. But then it was Kavanagh's turn and he came out swinging and categorically denied all the allegations. He was emotional and combative. Saying the confirmation process had become quote, a national disgrace. This whole two week effort has been a calculated, an orchestrated political, hit fuel to the parent, pent up anger about President Trump and the two thousand sixteen election. Fear that it's been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left wing opposition groups. Joining me now from Washington to break all of this down a to well-placed guests party Sali's Doyle who served as an advisor to Hillary Clinton and just wrote a piece called burn down. The boys will be boys club and John Avalon who's had a front row seat to partisan battles, chief speechwriter for the former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani. And of course he was editor in chief of the Daily Beast and now is a political analyst, welcome to both of you. I guess, really, I have to start by asking you how you think this all played out first and foremost, Chris Blasi, Christine, Blasi, Ford's testimony. And then of course, followed by a very combative and partisan Brad Kavanagh. I to you Patty. Well, thank you. Christiane I for having me, I think Christine Blasi. Ford was an incredibly compelling witness today at the hearing she was believable. She was sympathetic. She was courageous there, isn't anyone watching? I think who thought she wanted to be there. She did not want to be there and she was very relatable. When she spoke about the indelible Mark of the laughter of the breweries, laughter at her expense. I don't think there is any woman watching including the women in the room and the women senators who didn't feel for her and and if they had ever been attacked or assaulted or harassed, you know, didn't relate to that. So I thought she was very powerful. You referred the laughter that she says she heard as the two alleged attackers Brett Kavanagh being being one of them went down the stairs after she managed to escape this. That's what she alleges I want to ask from your perspective, John, how do you think this went in the court of public opinion? I mean, for a while it was almost as if Christine was potentially on trial is we heard the prosecutor question and the democratic senators kept saying, this is not a trial. This is a job interview for Brett Cavanaugh. Yes. That last line was how Senator Feinstein framed. This is not a trial for Dr Ford. It is a job interview for judge Cavin up the Republicans because they had the fundamental optical problem of not being all men and never having a woman ever served on the judiciary committee from the Republican party. They opted to have a professional prosecutor interview Dr Ford. And as a result, the Democrats really praised her and the expert witness was very clinical. And Dr Ford came across. She came in warm, she was unassuming. She was honest, obviously, authentic and deeply compelling..

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