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"karen tumblety" Discussed on WTVN
"Nancy pelosi. Donald Trump is goading Democrats into impeaching him solidify his base, Donald Trump is trolling them. There's another story. What's your name? Karen Tumblety, the Washington Post Trump is trolling us in the media. And we have to stop falling for and what she's upset about Jerry Falwell junior. Put a tweet out there saying that Trump is owned two additional years on his presidential term because of the two years that have been wasted on his phony coup attempt. And so Trump three tweeted Jerry Falwell juniors tweet, and this a great idea give me two dishes years, and that is where they came up with the idea that Trump will not leave the White House. If he loses in twenty twenty folks, we thought it was crazy when they fell for Trump asking the Russians to help find Hillary's Email. These people are so off the rails. They are so devoid of any commonsense. And it's rooted in a lack of sense of humor, but they have been so discombobulated by Trump that they simply have lost their moorings for Nancy Pelosi. This. Trump is Golding the Democrats into in Beijing. To shore up the support of his base as though Trump has anything to do with this. The only reason Nancy Pelosi's insane. Democrats running around talking about impeaching Trump is Trump is making them. Do it. Trump has Golding them. Trump is trolling them. Trump is teasing them, and they're falling for it. And so police says that this is her Democrats are helpless her. Democrats cannot resist the trailing of Donald Trump Donald Trump gods and the Democrats respond, and she's trying to get her Democrats to react to this. But you've gotta stop this. This is what Trump wants he wants us to impeach him. But the Jerry Falwell junior. Tweet is classic. Trump is all an additional two years on his term. And so Trump retweets it and the Democrats of media fall for it. This is the root of Pelosi yesterday worrying that Trump will not if you lose twenty because he's asking for an additional two. And now now they have been flipped upside down today because the White House has instructed the former White House counsel, Don Mcgann, not to comply with congressional subpoenas demanding his records demanding his papers demanding his duck uments on whether or not Trump obstructed went or not Trump ordered him to fire Mueller and all this stuff. That goes along with the now up to five hundred former federal prosecutors who signed a letter claiming that Trump or not president that any of these instruction events found in the mullahs report, it would have been indicted. It's only because he's president than he wasn't indicted the conflict that say they're real target on that as the the office of legal counsel, the office of legal counsel, the lawyers lawyers, and they have determined the department of Justice way way way back in the nineteen. Seventies sitting presidents can't not be indicted. You know, why? Well, for obvious reasons. But in addition, the president is the grand poobah and the head honcho of the executive branch so firing people, including special counsels, investigators is entirely within his constitutional purview. So how in the world? Do you indict a president for executing his constitutionally approved authorized Donis so no indictment. But they are they're what they're aiming to do is get that change. They're making a direct hit. I think not on Trump. Of course, everything's into Trump a real target here is the office of legal counsel. And it's not gonna change. If it does at all in in in nearly enough time, I you know, a lot of people get upset about this stuff and some days, I do too. But I was telling Mr. I'm folks, I don't know why I must've awakened from the deepest Remm sleep. Because I am I am. Just just. Exhausted tired, and I didn't get short changed. I got plenty sleepless night. You would never know. I not told you you couldn't energy level sounds like it's normal. But when my energy level is down a little bit einmal, less tense, and I'm less irritated things. More more people get irritated when they're tired. I get I get less such. But this stuff just strikes me as as as comical, there's there's another. There's another poll out today by Scott Rasmusen. Let me find Scott Rasmussen no longer has to do with the Rasmussen reports poll, he's gone. He's out of there. I don't know how it happened. I used to know. But I forgot anyway, Scott Rasmussen's running his own poll out there. And there are a lot of people that are upset by this. Let me let me share the details..
"karen tumblety" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Spot now. Call eight nine one six five zero. Zero five and good morning. Katie green here. Taking a quick look at your traffic. We have a slowdown if you traveling eighty in the westbound direction the bay bridge toll plaza, those metering lights are on southbound one one at Arado we have a traffic hazard, apparently there's some garden debris blowing around in lanes. Keep an eye out for that. And your Bart ride is checking in problem free got issues with youth or high school sports positive coaching alliance can help. Pca, national nonprofit offers more than thousand free online resources for youth and high school sports coaches parents students and administrators visit Dev zone dot org. Now, let's take a look at your Bart ride. We do have this ten minute delay. This is on the San Francisco line in all directions because of an earlier medical emergency not getting much detail about this one. But apparently, we're going to be dealing with this ten minute delay for about the next thirty minutes. So prepare for that couple of the things I left out. I want to keep you aware of one one in the northbound direction as you approach, Cesar Chavez. We have another vehicle it's over to the right hand side. This actually looks like we have a vehicle in the center divide as well. So this accident split the roadway, you're going to be noticing CHP presence on both sides. Westbound five eighty at foothill, we have a vehicle stopped in the left lane. And if you're fortunate enough to be traveling on westbound five eighty approaching that six eighty split prepare for a fifteen minute delay following an earlier Fender bender and now a vehicle in the right lane with a flat tire. Nancy pelosi. Visit Donald Trump is going Democrats into impeaching him. Just solidify his base. Donald Trump is trolling them. There's another story. What's your name? Karen Tumblety, the Washington Post Trump is trolling us in the media. And we have to stop falling.
"karen tumblety" Discussed on KCRW
"Playing this on because the the unemployment rate in April was groovy. It was three point six percent. That's the lowest it's been since December nineteen sixty nine there were two hundred sixty three thousand jobs created during the month. So the job market is now as good as it was when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. I spoke to Austin goolsbee who chaired the council of economic advisers under President Obama, he says he can't really compare the job market today to the job market fifty years ago, the labor forces different we have a lot more retirees today. A lot more women in the workforce. So it can be hard to compare across decades. But however, you wanna major it is still very low and the job market has been strongly improving for many years now, and it has continued and that's great at the same time. It was just a few months ago. When it seemed like the economy was slowing down. Right. I mean, the stock market fell towards the end of last year. Does this jobs report? The April jobs report mean things are better than they appeared. And I think it probably means concerns were kind of overblown. I mean, there have been two big issues economic issues to worry about one is that the impact of last year's big tax cuts has been fading. They stimulated a lot of short term spending. And then they kind of petered out the other big problem was a slowdown in Europe in Asia, which sooner or later affects the US Konami. So if you talk to most economists now, they will say those are still problems the growth rate is slowing. It was three point two percent in the first quarter of this year probably down to about two percent now, but it is not slowing as much as we thought. People also used to talk about wages allot. Now that the employment rate is falling. Is there evidence that that's affecting how much workers get paid? Yeah. There actually is. I mean, this is this has been an issue for a while. The unemployment rate has been kind of creeping lower for like a decade. But. That didn't really seem to be affecting people's wages and a lot of communists. Didn't know what to make of that the workers were becoming scarce? Why weren't employers paying more? We are. Now finally starting to see pay rising average hourly earnings are up about three point two percent, which is higher than the rate of inflation. Which means overall average workers are finally starting to come out ahead. And that includes people at the lower end of the pay scale. I spoke with the communist Ben Hur's on at macroeconomic advisers. And here's what he said, the big picture there is that labor markets have tightened. And so this is don't have a choice, but to raise wages at the rates that we've seen to attract the labor that they need before. I let you go any red flags in this jobs report. Yeah, we saw the unemployment rate fall to three point six percent, which is very low. Now, they're two ways. Unemployment falls one is more people get hired the other is people stop looking for work, and these numbers tell us that the latter happened the rate of what we call labor force participation. Fell people fell out of the labor force. This is kind of at odds with the very good numbers that we saw otherwise economist Austin goolsbee says it may be something of an aberration. So let's hope that that was just a blip. But that's at least a tiny bit of caution light in. What is otherwise as I say nice fed juicy jobs number report. So this is just something. The labor force participation rate is something that's worth looking at in the months to come. That's NPR's. Jim zarroli? Thank you. You're welcome. All right. Let's bring in our week in politics guests now Karen Tumblety of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times joining us from member station K Q E D in San Francisco. Welcome to both of you greybeard here. Okay. We're going to say what the economy for a little bit as we just heard from Jim's Rowley a week that was dominated by the Miller report in Russia, and it with some good news about jobs. The lowest unemployment rate in half a century. Karen? What does this news do for President Trump? It's very good news for. President Trump if you are the incumbent president you get credit for the good economy. Now, certainly Democrats would point out. He is building on a lot of the the economic gains that were made under President Obama. But this is terrific for the president. And Republicans wish he would talk about this exclusively. You know? It's it's there are so many distractions what they would really like to see is the president out there hammering this home day in and day out. But David is this good economic news enough to lift whatever pressure is building from pending investigations into people in the Trump orbit or from Democrats who want to keep talking about the Miller report all of that is a good economy enough to helps it's probably not sufficient to others majority of Americans who say they won't vote for President Trump at least right now. So he's got some pretty hard ceiling on his numbers. I think the best news about this is the wage growth, and especially the wage growth at the bottom. The lower you go down the income scale, the better the wage growth is so the workers in the bottom twenty five. Sent have seen their ways growing at four point four percent, and there's been wage growth for nine consecutive months. And so to the extent that this affects of politics, I think it'll have some effect on the democratic primary to some of the candidates are frankly talking about what's wrong with capitalism. Some of them merely one reform capitalism. It's hard to launch a comprehensive critique of capitalism when the poorest workers are doing the best and seeing amazing wage growth. Well, as the US is seeing continued economic growth, these good jobs numbers. I mean, how full of a picture do these numbers paint in the first place about how people are fairing in this country. What do you think David? There's obviously still a lot of struggle. There's still a lot of people who are you know, one check the one they can't afford four hundred dollars a cost comes in their lives. So we shouldn't interpret this as an end of economic anxiety, and there's still a certain amount of economic anxiety for healthcare costs that cetera. But we should look at the good side is this is the best Connie of our lifetime. So it's at least a dated take some reflection. A good news. I think that's absolutely true. And it does suggest to that that as we look forward to this political season the economic inequality arguments, perhaps are not going to be a strong for the Democrats as going directly after other aspects of President Trump's performance in office as well as his character. All right. Let's turn out to attorney general William bars. Testimony this week before the Senate Judiciary committee the questions we heard from Democrats and Republicans were very different questions. Democrats wanted to focus, of course, on collusion and obstruction of Justice and Republicans focus on other matters, which was not lost on democratic Senator dick Durbin of Illinois. Finally, we get down on the bottom line, Hillary Clinton's emails and questions have to be asked about Benghazi along the way, what about Travelgate whitewater? There's a lot of material we should be going through today. According to their response to this. That is totally unresponsive. The reality of what the American people want to know is durpan, right? David where Republicans trying to deflect the real question at hand that was their job. It was a TV drama and some people did. Well, if Kamala Harris to extremely well, some people did bad, but it was just a TV drama. And I think the major disappointment we needed somebody who wouldn't spend we needed somebody at the center of this process who would just be an honest broker whose word we could trust. And I don't think bar has been lying too much, but he certainly been spending. He's been hiding things that uncomfortable for the administration. He's been over emphasizing things that are comfortable, and yeah, just hasn't been an honest referee, and in that he's let down his department, and I think he's let us all down given that Karen how much do you think the American people will really care about the nitty gritty of the mullahs report about all these pending investigations how much that will come into play. When people go vote in twenty twenty. Well, it's surprising. It's actually maybe not surprising giving how durable President Trump's numbers of been the the ceiling and the floor. That this report doesn't appear to be changing anyone's minds about the president's behavior. But I do think that that attorney general bars. Testimony just really raises the stakes and makes it all that much more important for all of us to hear directly from a special counsel molar. I wanna also get to Senate races. In the short time. We have left you this week. Stacey Abrams made an announcement. She's the democrat who almost won the governor's race in Georgia last year. I do not know the job to run for. But I know the work need to Karen, you wrote a really interesting column it's about how so much of the political oxygen has been sucked up by the presidential race that Democrats might not be paying enough attention to taking back the Senate tell us what you mean by that. Well, at at this point, it looks like if the Democrats do win back the presidency they're going to need to pick up three seats in the Senate to win back control of the Senate. If they. Don't they'll have to pick up four seats? They have a very narrow path to doing it. And when somebody like Stacey Abrams who was a star recruit who could have perhaps expanded the map of bit for them. Decides to take a pass. He's been urged by Senate minority minority leader Chuck Schumer to run for Senate. Absolutely. It's it's a, you know frustrating for the Democrats. But the other thing is that I think increasingly people are beginning to understand on the democratic side that if they do win back the White House their entire agenda is going to be stymied in the Senate. If come January of twenty twenty one Mitch McConnell is still the majority leader. So David do the Republicans have the upper hand here when it comes to the Senate races. I think they do in part because every democrat is running for president. What strikes me is the ladder has broken? It used to be you ran for Senate as a way to position yourself to for president. Now, you can run for president as the mayor of south bend, Indiana. And so people are not climbing those ladders turning away the Senate jobs, maybe aware that being.
"karen tumblety" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"You had David Trimble and done Hume at the at the U two concert children born then. Twenty one years now entering their adulthood, knowing peace, we cannot jeopardize that. Not and we will not allow that progress to be undermined for generations. Ireland has been the emerald thread in the fabric of American history and national life, America's grateful for your partnership, the partnership, we have together glad to share the joy of this centennial and looking forward to another hundred years of Irish leadership in the world as a great Shema seen it wrote shameless Hanyu Haney wrote, and this is the all over Ireland. Well, all of it so far. Once in a lifetime. The long tidal wave of Justice can rise up and hope and history rhyme together, we can make hope and history. Rhyme once more thank you for the honor of your friendship. Thank you for the honor of dressing, you this afternoon may God continue to bless American guy continue to Ireland may God continue to bless the partnership that we share. Thank you so much. The. Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivering an address to members and former members of the lower house of the Irish parliament the Doyle is celebrating its one hundred anniversary. Next New York University hosted a discussion on the use of government reform as a campaign issue at the colleges center in Washington DC, and why you public service professor. Pauline begins this hour and a half conversation. Okay. So welcome here to NYU's, Washington DC campus building. Pleasure to be here. And we're going to be talking for a little bit about sort of this cleavage that exist within the electorate and with the American public about government reform within this context. Of course, we just finished a press conference. With the attorney general of the Malla report, which is being released in the next short time. This being moved up to Capitol Hill and so forth, and that's gonna come up in the conversations. Well, I'll give an introduction to the findings of our latest analysis that I'm gonna direction questions to the panel. We'll get some back and forth going, and then we'll cycle into some questions from you. Immediately to my left. Here is Jocelyn Kylie who is an associate director at the Pew Research Center here in Washington DC. The Pew Research Center was created in nineteen ninety five more or less. I was at the pew charitable trust in Philadelphia when the opportunity to support this wonderful effort came across and it's been doing phenomenal work ever since Jocelyn is a prime researcher and associate director at the research center, looking polarization, partisanship and is involved in regular election. Polling some terrific analysis coming from that unit and Joscelyn's behest in many ways to her left is William Kristol Bill Kristol, he's founding director of the defending democracy together, which is a project educational advocacy organization. Dedicated to defending the nation's liberal democratic norms. He was the founder of the weekly standard in one thousand nine hundred five and he was editor for two decades has an extraordinary. Inventory of research and writing and commentary on most of the issues that confront us today to his left is an Esa. Williamson senior fellow at in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. I've used her work. What words mean in terms of the dialogue about trust in government? She did a terrific book several years ago on citizen attitudes towards government, some wonderful research on what it means. When somebody says, we think the federal government waste a lot of money. What exactly feeds into that? And what does that term mean does it mean people really think money's just dropping to the ground all around agencies or is there something deeper? You won't be surprised the research suggests that there's occasional times when simple questions actually reveal deep attitudes. Of course, Jocelyn knows this is well. And Karen Tumblety multi multi go back and forth because I'm from South Dakota. We don't even know where North Dakota is. So. Karen is terrific columnist for the Washington Post. She's been on national correspondent for the paper..
"karen tumblety" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"He was one of the Americans who helped rescue Joshua. From that hell on earth. Almost seventy five years later Herman. And Josh you're both together in the gallery tonight seated side-by-side here in the home of American freedom. Josh. Karen tumblety? I said last night on the blog what a country. It was re we've got two thousand likes and then Admiral Stavridis said this morning, it just makes your heart full. That was an amazing bit of staging and rhetoric because it was true and real. Yeah. And it was you know, I it's a reminder to that. There are you know, you were in fewer people among us, you know, every day who lived through that. And I think it also makes. You know at a moment in our country where we're seeing a rise in anti-semitism when we're seeing a rise in horrific acts against people because of their religion. It's just important to be reminded of the I love that that he denounced anti-semitism that he brought the survivor of the massacre in Pittsburgh that he brought to the camp survivors. He brought the Normandy people. But that Normandy soldier what I noticed. And I've been thinking about he spent a year slogging from Normandy beach to dock out that's a year of fighting. That's not a year of here. And then back I mean, it's a year of combat and he survived and then seventy five years later. He's in the Senate gallery. It's like a movie, Karen Tumblety. Yes. It was. Indeed, it was I think that was probably the single most moving moment in the speech, although the the little girl whose putting up valiant fight against brain cancer. First of all just adorable that that was another big heart tugging moment. So I wanna give some props to Stacey Abrams. I think she did a fine job delivering I didn't think I would start with the shutdown is that's last year story as opposed to next year story, but she a good delivery be next week story. But what did you make of the of the after show? I know it gets like one twentieth of the audience. But I watched it, and I thought she did a fine workman like delivery, and we'll be a formidable candidate for Purdue. Although Purdue we'll be the favourite if she runs. Yeah. I think I think she did a good job. And these responses given what we've seen, you know, Marco Rubio and Joe Kennedy in the chapstick in in some respects, a Bobby Jindal in some respects, just not screwing up the response clears the bar. But yeah, I thought her speech was was good. I think it was. I pointed. And I thought her delivery was terrific. Yeah. It is. It's an almost why do that job? You can't win. All you can hope for is a tie and she got her time. Right. I mean, there's there was no pratfall. You're absolutely right. Karen last question. Murder host the Oscars now. You and I are both Catholic the pope has been in the United Arab Emirates. It was an astonishing. I had no idea there were that many Catholics in the a what did you think of this trip? Thirty seconds. You know, I've got to go back and reread the coverage because.
"karen tumblety" Discussed on Slate's Whistlestop
"Democrat would switch parties during the Reagan years was running for the Republican nomination. And he was running from Dole's, right? Supported by conservatives who thought dole was a moderate comeback capitulating, centrist, Washington dweller. And that was the kind of person that the Gingrich revolutionaries had come to replace. So you had this huge influx of conservatives in nineteen ninety four still feeling the roads still trying to beat Bill Clinton. And they're saying, wait a minute. We can't nominate just a regular old-fashioned Republican in nineteen Ninety-six against Clinton. We've just we just want all these races and ninety four this is the energy in and thrust of our party. Why would we cast it aside and go with Bob Dole well throughout the first shutdown dole had been trying to ride these two horses? Look like the statesman that he was but on the other hand, supporting Gingrich. So that he didn't get out flanked from the right from Phil Gramm, but when it came to the second shutdown which took place because they couldn't find an agreement on things by December sixteenth. That's when dole broke and he said, I think it's time for dog leadership. And it's time for the principals to be principals, and we're prepared to do that. This is not exercise that we want to take up through the rest of this week and all next week. But if necessary. I think the American people once it's done. And once they see the benefits will thank us for staying here and getting our work done. That's what we get paid for. Meanwhile, the budget talks, which are, you know, going on there's constant meetings in in the White House and its conference calls and meetings in the speakers offices and Dole's offices. They Gingrich and Clinton would go through this kind of back and forth thing here's how Bruce Reid describes it to Gillan my most vivid memory of the two of them together was during the budget negotiations after the second government shutdown just before New Year's in nineteen ninety-five throughout the meeting Clinton and Gingrich were whispering to each other nudging at each other nudging each other at points people made. But then as if they seem like co-conspirators are also other quite highly explosive moments just as they'd been close Gingrich would explode as he did on the phone during one meeting to Clinton he grabbed the phone and scream. Clinton. You're lying. Son of a bitch. Come on, Newt lighten up the president said referring to the recent edition of time magazine written by Karen Tumblety. The president noted your man of the year. Dole was stunned by the whole back and forth, and he told Gingrich he'd never heard anyone speak to a president of the United States. Like that to which Gingrich responded. Well, we've never had such a lying. Son of a bitch as president before can't argue with that logic in the end, the second shutout kind of petered out dole saw the basically is presidential poll numbers were dropping like a rock any work to get the government opened again in Gingrich kind of recognized defeat to he confronted his conservatives and trying to get them to vote for the second shutdown deal. If you don't like the way, we're doing it run for leadership yourself. He told his conservatives Clinton in his memoirs quotes Gingrich's telling him, we thought you would cave essentially going into these two budget fights, the Gingrich folks with the huge wind of the electoral victories of nineteen ninety four at their backs thought that they. Could basically hold their line. And that Clinton would would crumble under the pressure and they were wrong. I'll tell you what killed us. Dick, Armey said in nineteen ninety in ninety four the Democrats killed themselves because they were too full of themselves and in ninety five and ninety six we killed ourselves because we were too full of ourselves. Gingrich had misinterpreted the results of the election and oversold the revolution. And that overselling in that inability to deliver would leave a Fisher in his relationship with conservatives that would haunt him for the rest of his speakership. Gingrich didn't understand observe the national reviews. Rich Lowry that he was elected speaker rather than prime minister in the end Gingrich would say that the shutdowns were worth it generated a level of intensity that shifted government. Bill Clinton turned into a triangular to show that he was a new kind of democrat after having been branded in the early part of his first term as doctrinaire liberal and after the fights with Gingrich over the budget..
"karen tumblety" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"In the morning, David Amy on five seventy KLIF, Eric and Bryan Cranston has an actual actor. You know, the guy from breaking bad. Apparently, he is now being forced to defend his decision to play a quadriplegic in the upcoming film. The upside is going to be a very controversial film because it has both Brian. Cranston who is not a paraplegic playing a paraplegic and also Kevin Hart playing Kevin Hart and Kevin Hart's bad. We know because Kevin Hart made a joke like ten years ago about gay people. So that film is just going to be destroyed by the social Justice warriors. According to Emily's naughty over at daily wire Cranston is being forced to defend playing a quadriplegic because this is how stupid things have gotten on the FDA w is that if you're an actor, and you play somebody who is in any way, disabled, that's very bad of you what we need. Instead is somebody disabled playing somebody who's disabled just like we need an actual crypto Nghien who has an allergy to kryptonite to play superman and just like we have to find blue giants from another planet to play the characters in avatar after all if we don't do this. How will all of those out of work actors ever get a job? How's it going to happen? I mean, if we allow people to play roles if we allow people to actually, you know, act, then all we're really doing is depriving people. Who identify as those people in real life? Now, all of this gets super confusing because presumably the left would like for a trans woman to play a real woman. But then you're practical real woman of the role that a trans woman would play as a real woman. See gets weird. But this is great, Bryan. Cranston says we live in a world of criticism if we're willing to get up and try something we have to also be willing to take criticism or very aware of the need to expand the opportunities for people with disabilities. The idea here is that people with disabilities can't get enough jobs in Hollywood. So if there's a part that has disabilities involved, you can't have a regular actor playing that part. There's only one problem with this. Basic idea acting is mainly not about having the characteristics of the character. It's about the thing known as acting. So if you have a choice between somebody who can convincingly play paraplegic can also be a great actor, and apparently Jake who just can't act or isn't as good as Bryan Cranston, which I can't imagine. There are very many actors period where as good as Bryan Cranston. Then you're going to pick me better actor. Who also can play the physical role Cranston said as actors were asked to play other people if is a straight older person, and I'm wealthy and I'm very fortunate Zamin. I can't play a person who is not wealthy Zamin. I can't play a homosexual. I don't know. Where's the restrictions apply? Where's the line for that? The answer is all of those lines apply. We need only the corpse of, Freddie. Mercury to play. Freddie. Mercury. It's the only way to do it. Otherwise, how will his estate make any money we need to dig him up? We need to reanimate him said he can play, Freddie. Mercury. Or maybe we need a professional, Freddie. Mercury impersonator who who's gay or bisexual who can actually play, Freddie? Mercury in bohemian rhapsody. We cannot have a straight actor like Randy Malik playing the character of frame mercury in a move interests. The movie is a remake of a twenty eleven French film called lay on untouchables. It starts Cranston as a wealthy man paralyzed from the neck down and Kevin Hart is an ex convict hired to care for cranston's character around the clock, but who eventually teaches cranston's character to enjoy light despite his hardships as I was the plot of the original movie Kevin Hart, by the way has never been in jail. So it seems to me that we should only have an ex convict play this part because app. Have say ex-convicts are having a tough time out there getting jobs. So wouldn't it be fairer that you'd have to have gone to jail to actually play this role through Roman family foundation, which advocates on behalf of disabled Americans was quick to point out the Cranston took a role that could have gone to an actor actually suffering from near complete paralysis taking a page from previous campaigns against white actors playing people of color. The foundation suggested that cranston's casting was now discrimination other SJ ws compared cranston's portrayal of a quadriplegic bans who black face now. This is just insulting. Okay. Anybody who knows anything about black? What black face was was a bunch of horrible white people dressing up as black people to mock black people that was the purpose of black face. We talked about this in the context of Megan Kelly asking why it was bad to dress up as Diana Ross Halloween and a lot of people said, well that's black face. And it's the same thing as people doing it in one thousand nine ten to do a sort of horrifying black face. Mock. The mock the. N words routine. Right. That's what they were doing in nineteen ten when they were actual horrible racist. So now, they're suggesting that Bryan Cranston sympathetically playing a quadriplegic is the same thing as a white racist. Playing a black person to mock black people in nineteen ten as black face. Now. Pretty amazing. Hey, Adam Pearson is one of these critics he says of disability and the disabled experience with twenty plus able bodied actors winning awards in the same period. Only two disabled actors have been awarded the same accolade. In other words, it's just unjust that not enough disabled actors have what awards therefore, Bryan, Cranston shouldn't do this. This is the same thing that happened with Scarlett Johansson who is set to play a transgender woman in a film called rub and tug, and then the ashtray w said, well, she can't play a transgender woman. We need a man who thinks he's a woman's play a transgender woman. But not a man who is playing a man who thinks he's a woman it actual, man. Who thinks he's a woman? Anderson not a biological, man. Playing a woman and not a biological woman. Playing a trans woman a biological man who actually has the disorder in which. He thinks he's a woman playing that part perfect. Perfect. The film's director defended casting Cranston the role. He said he made every effort to be as sensitive as possible to those who might identify with the film's lead. Character. All of this is so stupid Daniel day Lewis in my left foot won an Oscar for playing a guy who was basically quadriplegic, but he could paint and and do things with his foot. Right. I mean that was the title of the movie my left foot. I guess we have to take away his Oscar now because we have to make sure that people are what they say. They are and this holds twin politics. Also, if Elizabeth Warren say, she's a native American we must make sure that she is a native American afro, she's the one who claimed it but Elizabeth Warren in the presidential race. It's amazing. You're seeing a fake groundswell for her now. So as Elizabeth Warren gonna win the nomination. No, Elizabeth Warren is not going to win the nomination. She is a charmless hack. I and she used to be interesting. If you go back and read her books from two thousand to two thousand three you go back to that period. Big advocates school vouchers. She talked about what you call the two income trap. The idea that we need to make it easier. So that people can stay home women can stay home with their kids if they would like to and that the two income trap means that parents have to make sure they're hiring, Danny and all the. And these are all interesting idea. She's abandon all of those. Now, she has just a down the line democratic socialists of America progressive hack, but she's kind of like Hillary Clinton. And so the media love her Karen Tumblety, a columnist over at the Washington Post has a column today called Elizabeth Warren has something Hillary Clinton didn't she something Hillary Clinton didn't. Well, I mean, she has a husband who didn't strip the help in the Oval Office. There's that to start. But here's Karen penalty wrote the winds get into the final event of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's weekend tour of Iowa began forming two and a half hours in advance standing at the very front with Kristen westerner. And her daughter Elena arriving for the Sunday morning forum early extra early was Elaine is idea despite the January chill the nine year old wanted to be absolutely sure she will get a prime spot to see the all but announced democratic presidential candidate as nine year olds. Do you know nine year olds indoctrinated by the parents, you know, like actual normal murals. I gotta go see the old lady at the Iowa breakfast club. That's what I I I know as a parent of a near five. I expect the one she's nine she's going to be like, you know, what I thought I must must must go. See that latest Heritage Foundation panel. It's just something. I have to do I have an interior need to do. It her mom, Kristen a psychology. Professor is hoping Warren can do what Hillary Clinton. This is the real story. I love how Tumblety makes it. It's it was it was it was the nine year olds idea. It wasn't the professor psychology. Mom's idea who supports Elizabeth Warren. Was her nine year olds really got this plan. I love when the left blames their issues on their kids and Jimmy Carter way back when when he was president. He blamed his nuclear policy on his seven year old daughter or something and that is in a great place to get nuclear policy. And now we're doing this with with with our children, which is just absurd. I promise I'm never gonna take political cues for my small children. You know, why children are stupid? That's why they go to school nationally. We shouldn't pay that much attention to nine year olds we should care for them and make them into civilized humans but nine year olds when they say something shockingly intelligent. It's usually like by an adult standard like three on the intelligence scale when my five year old says I'm in your five year old when she says something super smart again. I mean like for five year old I don't mean that I should start taking voting from her. There may be upward of two dozen presidential contenders coming through Iowa over the thirteen months between now and it's first in the nation. Caucuses Kristen says that Elizabeth wars at the top of the list. And here's Karen Tumblety starts the real pitch. The political insider chatter is already suggesting that Warren might have a likability problem just like the one that supposedly was Clinton's downfall. If two or three other women joined the race, which appears likely they will no doubt your that as well. As a headline on the humerus mcsweeney website. Our hit women candidates. I just hated Hillary, and coincidentally I'm starting titles before well, you can not like Hillary is the candidate. And also not like Elizabeth Warren because they're both charmless. There are charming democratic female candidate. As much as I make fun of Alexandro court has she's charming. She's likable as much as I mock other candidates in public office. There charming likeable women in public office on both sides of the aisle was Warren just happens not to be one of them. But we'll get to more of the democratic media's pitch for Elizabeth Warren. Yes, she's their best. Hope. Good luck with that. In just one second first. Let's talk about how you shave each morning. I love the Dollar Shave Club has everything I need to look feels..
"karen tumblety" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"AM dot com is the Ben Shapiro show. So well, Elizabeth Warren pretends to be a native American Bryan Cranston has an actual actor. You know, the guy from breaking bad. Apparently, he is now being forced to defend his decision to play a quadriplegic in the upcoming film. The upside is going to be very controversial film because it has both Bryan Cranston who is not a paraplegic playing a paraplegic and also Kevin Hart claiming Kevin Hart and Kevin Hart's bad. We know because Kevin Hart made a joke like ten years ago about gay people. So that film is just going to be destroyed by the social Justice warriors. According to Emily's naughty over daily wire Cranston is being forced to defend playing quadriplegic because this is how stupid things have gotten on the S J W is that if you're an actor, and you play somebody who is in any way, disabled, that's very bad of you what we need. Instead is somebody disabled playing somebody who's disabled just like we need an actual crypto Nghien who has an allergy to kryptonite to play super. And just like we have to find blue giants from another planet to play the characters in avatar after all if we don't do this. How will all of those out of work actors ever get a job? How's it going to happen? I mean, if we allow people to play roles if we allow people to actually, you know, act and all we're really doing is depriving people who identify as those people in real life. Now, all of this gets super confusing because presumably the left would like for a trans woman play a real woman. But then the practical real woman of the role that a trans woman would play as a real woman. See gets kind of weird. But this is great, Bryan. Cranston says we live in a world of criticism if we're willing to get up and try something we have to also willing to take criticism or very aware of the need to expand the opportunities for people with disabilities. The idea here is that people with disabilities enough jobs in Hollywood. So if there's a part that has disabilities involved who can't have a regular actor playing that part. There's only one problem with this basic idea acting is mainly not about having the characteristics of the character. It's about the thing known as acting. So if you have a. If you have a choice between somebody who can convincingly play a paraplegic and also be a great actor and a paraplegic just can't act or isn't as good as Bryan Cranston, which I can't imagine. They're very many actors period where it's gonna Bryan Cranston. Then you're going to pick the better actor who also can play the physical role from Cranston said as actors were asked to play other people if is a straight older person, and I'm wealthy, and I'm very fortunate Zamin, I can't play a person who is not wealthy. Does. That mean, I can't play a homosexual. I dunno. Whereas the restrictions apply. Where's the line for that? The answer is all of those lines apply. We need only the corpse of, Freddie. Mercury to play. Freddie. Mercury. It's the only way to do it. Otherwise, how will has a state make any money we need to dig up we need to reanimate him. So he can play, Freddie. Mercury. Or maybe we need like a professional, Freddie. Mercury. Impersonator who's gay or bisexual who can actually play, Freddie? Mercury in bohemian rhapsody. We cannot have a straight actor like Romney Malik playing the character framework arena and move it. Just it's not the move. Is a remake of a twenty eleven French film called lay in touchable. It starts Cranston as a wealthy man paralyzed from the neck down. And Kevin Hart is an ex convicts careful cranston's character around the clock, but who eventually teaches cranston's character to enjoy light despite his hardships. That was the plot of the original movie Kevin Hart, by the way, has never been in jail. So it seems to me that we should only have an ex convicts play this part because say ex-convicts are having a tough time out there getting jobs. So wouldn't it be fairer if you'd have gone to jail to actually play this role the room and family foundation, which advocates on behalf of disabled Americans was quick to point out the Cranston took a role the could've gone to an actor actually suffering from near complete paralysis taking the page from previous campaigns against white actors playing people of color. The foundation suggested the Cranston casting was now discrimination. Other SJ ws compared cranston's portrayal of a quadriplegic Nancy black face now. This is just insulting. Okay. Anybody who knows anything about black-faced? Black face was was a bunch of horrible white people dressing up as black people to mock black people that was the purpose of black face. We talked about this in the context of Megan Kelly asking why it was bad to dress up as Diana Ross for Halloween and of people said, well that's face. And it's the same thing as people doing it in one thousand nine ten to do a sort of horrifying black face. Mock. The mock the N words routine, right? That's what they were doing nineteen ten when they were actual horrible racists. So now, they're suggesting that Bryan Cranston sympathetically playing a quadriplegic is the same thing as a white racist. Playing a black person to mock black people in nineteen ten as black face. It out. Pretty amazing. A Adam Pearson is one of these critics he says of disability and the disabled experience with twenty plus able bodied actors winning awards in the same period. Only two disabled actors have been awarded the same accolade. In other words, it's just unjust that not enough disabled actors have won awards, therefore, Bryan, Cranston shouldn't do this. This is the same thing that happened with Scarlett Johansson who is set to play a transgender woman in a film called rub and tug and then yesterday w said, well, she can't play a transgender woman. We need a man who thinks he's a women's play a transgender woman. Not a man who is playing a man who thinks he's a woman it actual, man. Who thinks he's a woman and her skin now biological man, playing a woman and not a biological woman. Playing a trans woman a biological, man. Who actually has the disorder in which he thinks he's a woman playing that part? Perfect perfect. The film's director defended casting Cranston the role. He said he made every effort to be sensitive as possible to those who might identify with the film's lead character. Oh, this is so stupid Daniel Day-Lewis in my left foot won an Oscar for playing a guy who was basically quadriplegic, but he could paint and and do things with his foot. Right. I was the title of the movie my left foot. I guess we have to take away his Oscar now because we have to make sure that people are what they say that are and this holds twin politics. Also, if Elizabeth Warren say, she's a native American we must make sure that she is a native American afro, she's the one who claimed it but Elizabeth Warren in the presidential race. It's amazing. You're seeing fake groundswell for her now. So it was Elizabeth Warren to win the nomination. No, Elizabeth Warren is not going to win the nomination a charmless hack, and she used to be interesting. If you go back and read her books from two thousand to two thousand three you go back to that period. She's big advocates school vouchers. She talked about what you call the two income trap. The idea that we need to make it easier. People can stay home women can stay home with their kids if they would like to and that the two income trap means that parents have to make sure they're hiring Downey and all the rest of these are all interesting idea. She's abandon all of those. Now, she just a down the line democratic socialists of America progressive hack, but she's kind of Hillary Clinton, and so the media law her Karen Tumblety, a columnist over at the Washington Post has a column today called Elizabeth Warren has something Hillary Clinton didn't show something Hillary Clinton did it. Well, I mean, she has a husband who didn't strip the help in the Oval Office. But here's Karen penalty wrote the winds get into the final events of Massachusetts Senator. Elizabeth Warren's weekends were viola began forming two and a half hours in advance standing at the very front. Kristen westerner. And her daughter Elena arriving for the Sunday. Morning forum early extra early was layman's idea, despite the January show the nine year old wanted to be absolutely sure she will get a prime spot to see the all but announced democratic presidential candidate nine year olds do, you know nine year olds indoctrinated by the parents, you know, like an actual normal nine year old. They're like, I gotta go see the old lady at the Iowa breakfast club. That's what I I know as a parent of a near five year old I expect when she was nine she's going to be like, you know, what I got. I must must must go. See that latest Heritage Foundation panel. Which is something I have to do I have an interior need to do. It her mom, Kristen a psychology professor is hoping Warren can do what Hillary Clinton guy. Right. This is the real start. I love Tumblety makes it it's it was it was it was the nine year olds idea. It wasn't the professor psychology. Mom's idea who supports Elizabeth Warren. It was her nine year olds really got this plan. I love when the left blames their issues on their kids and Jimmy Carter way back when when he was president. He blamed his nuclear policy on seven year old daughter or something. And that is a great place to get nuclear policy. And now we're doing this with with with our children, which is just absurd. I promise you. I'm never gonna take political cues for my small children. You know, why children are stupid? That's when they go to school there. Actually, we shouldn't pay that much attention to nine year olds. We should we should care for them and make them into civilized humans but nine year olds when they say something shockingly intelligent. It's usually like an adult standard like three on the intelligence scale when my five year old says him in your five year old when she says something super smart again. I mean like for a five year old. I don't mean that I should start taking voting cues from her. There may be upwards of two dozen presidential contenders coming through Iowa over the thirteen months between now and its first in the nation. Caucuses Kristen says that Elizabeth Warren is at the top of the list. And here's where carrying Tumblety starts the real pitch. The political insider chatter is already suggesting that Warren might have a likability problem just like the one that supposedly was Clinton's downfall. And if two or three other women joined the race, which appears likely they will no doubt your that as well. As a headline on the humerus mcsweeney website put it I don't hate women candidates. I just hated Hilary coincidentally on starting Tate, Elizabeth Warren. Well, you can not like Hillary is the candidate. And also not like Elizabeth Warren because they're both charmless. There are charming democratic female candidates as much as I make fun of of Alexandro causing Cortez. She's charming she's likable as much as I mock other candidates in public office. There charming likeable women in public office on both sides of the aisle. Listen to warn just happens not to be one of them. But we'll get to more of the democratic media's pitch for Elizabeth Warren. Yeah, she's their best hope. Good luck with that. In just one second first. Let's talk about how you shave each morning..
"karen tumblety" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"I think there it's starting to change already. I think has as journalists that we need to be going to all Republican members of the house and Senate and having serious discussions with them questions on background. What do they think about the fitness of Donald Trump to be president of the United States? And let's start running detailed stories about what they really think. Because the contempt that so many of them have as well as the fear of Donald Trump. They're also afraid of his base in Trump is president of his base, not a president trying to unite the country, but they're also still fearful his base. Why? Well, a lot of them have come out and spoken. They've been craving against the president listened to what Mitch McConnell said he broke with the president of the United States after the maddest letter in a way that is absolutely definitive. And I think is going to be regarded as a changing point in the Trump presidency. Because there's no this is no longer about just the mother investigation. This is about the fitness or unfitness of Trump in every regard, and especially about an untruthful presidency that it makes it impossible to have a truthful debate. There is something real happening among Republicans. But I also wonder Karen Tumblety if there's some wishful thinking going on among liberals thinking that this is the end or the end is near are you detecting any of that among liberal, writers and liberal columnists?.
"karen tumblety" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"Ready to book your next all inclusive vacation head over to book dot com slash visit Cancun. Don't miss the best sixty seconds of football every week Adam left go here. Be our host make sure to tune into the new episodes of the original series gridiron heights. Every Tuesday night on the B our app. Make sure to check it out. I definitely will. Well, merry Christmas Eve eve on Brian Stelter. And it's time for reliable sources our weekly look at the story behind the story. But how the media really works. How the news gets made. And all of us can help make it better. A lot ahead this hour, including a year full of Trump's complaints about the media. We're going to look at some of these unhinged tweets, and we're also going to get into the boycott against Tucker Carlson. It's a growing out boycott, but his targeting advertisers, the best way to protest the TV show. We're going to get into that. Plus, some surprising news about Hollywood the big screen doing better than you might have heard the small screen and also surpassing expectations, but I hear reliable sources it's a chaotic and two year two of the as seen on TV presidency right now, there's wall-to-wall coverage of the third partial government shutdown of the year. It's so embarrassing for the country, and it's partly due to Trump's radio and TV. Cabinet. They were warning him. He would look weak. We didn't demand a border wall funding. So now here we are Sunday's New York times reports the Trump is spending quote, ever more time in front of a TV often retreating to his residence out of concern that he is being watched too closely. The story depicts Trump as paranoid isolated and many of the aids who are with him come from TV. I mean think about it this year John Bolton joined the Trump from FOX Larry cudlow joined from CNBC Bill shine joined from FOX now Heather Nauert's up for the UN ambassador job and his longtime aide whole picks is over working for FOX in PR. It's the as seen on TV presidency. And that's not all bad media experts have been helping presidents communicate for decades and news coverage can keep presidents in touch with the public. That is a good thing. But leadership means sometimes persuading people who disagree with you. That's why president so often news TV to make their case. And to talk to more than just the base. But Trump is mostly just tweeting leadership. Also means the leading the public in this case leading Trump's base away from illogical, destructive ideas. Instead Trump is the miss leader. In chief the Washington Post has them up to seven thousand five hundred forty six false or misleading claims since inauguration day and a good number of those claims are about the so-called border wall, stoking fear, stoking anger. He said stuff like this. Illegal immigration costs our nation. Two hundred seventy five billion dollars a year. You hear many different numbers numbers are bogus. They appear to be made up. He used to say two hundred billion then to fifty now he's saying two hundred seventy five billion. But even the most extreme estimates by anti immigration groups, do not go that far. So he's lying again. Again. Is it possible to have a fact based budget debate when the president is so detached from reality. This is an ongoing constant challenge for journalists as well as for the public. So it's going to do Karen Tumblety. She's a columnist with the Washington Post covering national politics Dairyland. She's a senior reporter for vox media covering immigration and CNN put Atlanta list, Carl Bernstein, Karen is the president creating a crisis this this border wall drama, the shutdown to distract from the real crises. He is facing. Well, there is a crisis at the border. But it is not the crisis that the president describes of of criminals and drug dealers coming over terrorists coming over the border. There is a humanitarian crisis at the border of just record waves of legal asylum seekers trying to get their claims heard and the answer to that is to look at both the dysfunctional immigration system that we have in this country..
"karen tumblety" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Additionally, Karen Tumblety columnist covering national politics. Who I believe also a face a certain kind of sexual assault that she wrote about. She said, if there's anything, the metoo movement should have taught, everyone is that women who have personal stories of sexual abuse should be listened to their courage in coming forward should be respected, but it does not necessarily follow current Tumblety rights that all of their accounts will turn out to be persuasive or that it is reasonable to demand the same amount of evidence in cases that involve different sets of circumstances, killing McBride, win. The questions we're getting from listeners is, you know, is professor Ford being held to a different standard in terms of respect for what she is testifying to then judge Cavanaugh is she being asked to to do more than he is in terms of being credible? Well, she certainly was held to a different standard yesterday. She had a federal prosecutor examining her. She was asked to account for differences in her in her her accounts over time. And she was asked to address very specific details and and when she didn't, she was drawn back to those. Judge Kamina spent very little time with the federal prosecutor and instead was either being interviewed. He was not interviewed by professional investigator, right? He was interviewed by politicians who were all trying to make a point in one way or the other. So yesterday it was a very different standard that she was held to. But overall, sexual assault victims in general, are held to a different standard. They're, they're asked the the questions that the that we're just described. You know, why? Why did you go back to the party? And they're also they're also scrutinized for every single choice that they make, whether they did report it, whether they didn't report it, whether whether they were traumatized too much by whether they weren't traumatized enough by every single decision or or reaction that a sexual assault survivor has is scrutinized and used to determine her authenticity. And you saw that yesterday. I mean, even one of the Senate. Tres commented on how she seemed to be a very good looking, well-spoken person in that somehow went to her credibility right. That was it was kind of incredible moment. I also wonder about the kinds of conversations that are being prompted by by this particularly on. If you think about cable news on Wednesday on CNN, Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign aide who's I guess, become a political analyst seem to lose his composure. When experiencing the claim that the media was only covering cavenaugh excuse me, when he was making the claim that the media was only covering cabinet and the allegations in order to get ratings Caputo's, you hear his voice speaking. I, he's followed then by USA today, columnist Kirstin powers and then CNN's legal analyst. Jeffrey Toobin from now on every mother of sons, every grandmother of of of grandsons has to fear for the future of their boys because of people like you who sit here and take uncorroborated testimony, uncorroborated allegations against a decent man and ruined him because it gets you ratings enough of that. Bonkers. Literally. I hope young men who sexually assault young women get their lives ruined. I mean, I'm not worried about that. We'll take a couple of calls. Bill is calling from Tampa, Florida. Go ahead Bill. Hey, thank you. It's the comment that that gentleman just made is what's upsetting in what really upsets a lot of people. I don't know if you've all have ever been falsely accused, but when you were falsely accused your life is ruined for ever. And there are so many who are falsely accused and I blame most of this on the media because it's always a cessation others ation that they're interested in the media in general. And I'm again, I understand I'm using a wide paintbrush here, the giants, the media in general, sensationalizes everything to the point where we end up today set for that Bill. Appreciate that the media is sensationalizing things. We also have a call from Boston Gilda go ahead. Hi, david. You're my interpretation looking at different here at let on the right and left. I have covered the stories that there's a clear bias of the right inserting, their interpretation of who is wrong, and who is right, if feel Pat, but say Fox News..
"karen tumblety" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"Of course, the week of walk backs did not inspire confidence, frankly, too many members of the media kind of fell for Trump's cleanup back to, you know, his double negative excuse, but you can't clean up actions. With mere words. Trump's actions are what have brought us to this place where critics like Obama's director, John Brennan are accusing him of treasonous behavior. Now, it's been almost a week almost a week since the Trump who meeting, but it still shrouded in secrecy Trump didn't even debrief key officials in his own administration. He has not debriefed key allies on Capitol Hill either. So we've seen some concerned officials and lawmakers trying to sound the alarm, somebody's speaking out on the record, others by leaking to journalists. So it's worth noting what Trump did and reaction what he did in reaction to all the coverage. Well, according to the Washington Post really reacted furiously. And we could see some of that on Twitter Trump lambasted the fake news media saying. It was going crazy on Thursday that same day he told John Bolton to invite Putin to Washington. So now people much smarter than me are asking, why is Trump trying to bring Putin to DC when his own director of national intelligence says it's undeniable Russia's trying to wreak havoc over the election process. The warning signs the sirens are going off all over the place, and you can see journalists have been trying to trace the connections trying to get to the bottom of what's going on. But that's really difficult. I mean, at at the heart of this, the story is really a mystery. So our reporters covering it responsibly, how should we get to the bottom of it? Joining me now is Jill Dougherty former c. n. n. Moscow bureau, chief, Karen Tumblety economists with the Washington Post and here in New York max Buddha's, senior fellow for the council on foreign relations and CNN global affairs analyst. Max were foreign policy adviser to McCain in two thousand eight to Romney in two thousand twelve. Now, of course you're an avowed Trump creek. Nick, you look at this week, what does it add up to in your mind? Well, I think you you, you delivered a very good summary, Brian. We are now at a point we are debating for the first time in a serious way, whether the president of the United States is disloyal to America, whether the president of the United States is an agent of a foreign power now to be sure we have not had proof of that, but there is evidence of it and you're seeing people very serious people. I mean, this is the kind of accusation the past was only made by fringe conspiracy theorist, John Bertrand's and so forth. Now you're seeing people were very credible, very serious, like John Brennan, the former CIA director, Jim Clapper the former director of national intelligence, Leon, Panetta, pharmacy. I director a lot of people in a position to know and especially, I think Brandon is especially significant because he was actually see. I director during the two thousand sixteen campaign and he was on the receiving end of briefings from our European allies who intercepted communications between the Trump campaign and the Russians and these people are saying that there is something fishy. Going on here that Trump is being compromised. He's being blackmailed by Putin because there is no other way to explain his behavior and that to me seems like a very plausible supposition, even though we have to wait for Robert Muller's investigation concluded before we have any evidence or proof of it. If if in fact the proof is forthcoming, is there any other solution Karen Tumblety besides waiting for the results of the probe, I think a lot of these answers will come out somehow through Muller's investigation, but are there any other ways to answer all the questions that are that are lingering in the air? Well, one of the things that's happened here that that President Trump has done. It's both made our jobs more difficult, but it's also I think, created some problems for him, which is the number of ways in which he has violated norms of transparency. We haven't seen his tax returns. He has not put his business interests in a blind trust..
"karen tumblety" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"He has of you of trade that is sort of pre adam smith he with the mercantilists of the seventeenth century he seems to believe that a country that has the most accumulates the most money in this case has the most favorable trade balance is the winner and that ended have to run a trade deficit is to be is to lose i don't lose when i go to the store and i buy a shirt made in china i gain i don't lose when i buy a computer that's hundreds of dollars cheaper because it's it's put together i gain millions of consumers game that is all something he is never seen back from the days when he was attacking japan in the eighties he's a little bit like the what talleyrand's said of the of the of the bourbon kings they they they learned nothing and forgotten offing karen tumblety you look at an economy that's doing quite well right now right amid the jobs report is out today shows the us just added one hundred and three thousand jobs which the president i guess can claim some credit for and now this what do you see i see a lot of very frustrated republicans because the strength of this economy is basically the only thing they have going for them going into this midterm election and among other things you know if in fact there are these high tariffs and that they increase the increase the price of a lot of consumer goods for americans that essentially wipes out any benefit that americans have gotten from this tax cut which is the republicans only legislative accomplishment more this two year and a half that they have been held you know every single lever of power in washington so trump is very much trying to speak i think to his base in the industrial midwest but republicans who are running across the country are essentially seeing.
"karen tumblety" Discussed on 1A
"Those things are far more important than politics that's republican senator jeff flake of arizona speaking on the senate floor karen tumblety this has turned into a kind of a morality play in the republican party i wonder who we think at the end of 2017 has the most points on the board in terms of making veer case for who the republican party best serves what it should be how targets agenda across well i'm i'm when i hear speeches like that one i often think of ronald reagan who said i didn't leave the democratic party the democratic party left me the republican party this year became the party at donald trump and the rest to those guys that the guys in the house in the senate and elsewhere were just sort of along for the ride he you know he set the pace he set the tone and we saw very early on um they when they tried to do something on policy the biggest their signature promise which was to repeal and replace the affordable care act they were unable to get it over the goal line primarily because they were unable to work in any kind of coordinated fashion with the president to come up with some kind of bill legislation that could actually you know reach everybody's goal and get enough votes and i think that was a big wakeup call for a lot of people tell you what a while one of the big places you're seeing the split i think is steve bannon versus mitch mcconnell it's really playing out in the battleground we have two people that are almost perfect personification of the two sides of the republican party the rebel bomb thrower on the one hand and mr establishment on the other and we've seen some incredible moments of lest we forget this is not typical have speeches like jeff flake.
"karen tumblety" Discussed on 1A
"To what he knew was going to be a very difficult issue will i wonder maybe if to karen's earlier point the reason for him jumping into it was his base i mean a lot of the speeches he's given this year he talks about a lot of these hotbutton issues whether it's calling the mainstream media fake news or the death of kate stein leon appear in san francisco he gets into a lot of these and they seem like pretty easy applause lines they do and the big question is no he feels from his perspective i think that he won this way i mean it worked for him to talk about those kinds of things it got his base very worked up and certainly if people were turned off by it wasn't enough of them to cost him the election the question is can you govern that way and what will happen the upcoming elections were looking back on 2017 in today's friday news round up with neftali been david of the wall street journal josh kraushaar of national journal and karen tumblety of the washington post current and i think you could actually argue there was something buried deliberate about that moment he he made those comments about cut at that bnfl on a stage in alabama with the candidate he van and it was at that point endorsing luther strange luther strange was about to go down to defeat in alabama the next week donald trump knew he was going to get some bad news from the senate on health care i think that this was also a way of something we've seen him do over and over again which is distracting at moments that were sort of critical for him he was able to sort of take the focus of the country away from two big defeats for him personally eliza strange was the other republican candidate who was running for the us senate who lost in the primary to to roy more josh kraushaar one of the things that a lot of the white house has had to do is come in after or or around the president has made some of these statements explained them clarify them may be clean them up how his that changed over the year it most presidents like to work with a team of advisors to craft messages to come up with the spla gislaved strategy trump is a freelancing.
"karen tumblety" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Of um whether or not there was as you referred to it as collusion then what uh warriors would say is whether or not there was a conspiracy of any time because collusions not a crime and on that the president keep saying and set again in this sort of bizarre impromptu interview he gave to my colleague mike schmidt in the uh clubroom of his um wanted this golf courses uh was was just yesterday right they may where else would you find the president so for an interview but in the clubhouse of the golf course um and as he said there's no collusion there's no clues and everyone agrees there's no collusion well we don't know that yet but even if there was collusion is not entirely clear that that would be criminal the what worries the white house is that muller is not limited to just that he can go back and look good financial transactions he can go look at the trump organization before the president served as president and of course he can look at obstruction of justice and the hip three of past uh uh investigations like this is you know it's the cover up not the crime as the old saying goes and the firing of call me itself may prove to be the issues at muller goes and focuses on and then this will last question which is what's the political impact of the house and senate investigations the house one is gone completely off the rails and is now focusing in on the uranium deal allegedly involving hillary clinton that people has looked at and investigated and uh does not appear to have been within mrs clinton's um prerogative to go decide the senate investigation is a serious one and that's the investigational look at and karen tumblety pickup pick it up there in in talk a little bit about we are this goes in two thousand eighteen th you want to pick up on david's point that the senate investigations one one to focus on start there or or or anywhere you want.
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"All over the state where these i the you know the city's the the suburbs where where there are a lot of republicans were disillusioned with trump and with the report republican party and the african american areas in the state really turned out at mindboggling numbers for for a special election in the middle of december of you'll before we go road we should point out that roy more as actually refused to concede this election in spite of his own secretary of state saying it appears that the doug jones one uh in a video that more released on wednesday he declared he's waiting for the official vote count here's a clamp a clip of him detailing what he thinks has gone wrong in the united states we have stop burn schools we murdered over sixty million of her unborn children we've redefined marriage and destroyed the basis of family which is the building block of our country or borders not secure our economy is faltering under the mus national debt and we have a huge drug problem we've even gone to recognize the right of a man to claim to be a woman and vice versa and i think we've got karen tumblety back with us again and i'm really glad for that karen because i watch your contribution don't know what happened well it sometimes happens word you know we're all of the police so we've been talking about we can't move on from the alabama election until we get your take on it what we've talked about the role of women uh and and black voters uh i don't know if you've been able to our conversation but to you what is the single we just heard this clip from roy more in which he outlined all the issues that donald trump has has has really put to the forefront are those issues gone now um i think that uh you know that the alabama experience was so unique that it you know it it's definitely should resist the temptation to apply it many other places but one thing it does show is kind of the limitations of trump style politics i talked to the on election night taylor branch who had has written so many wonderful books about the civil rights era and he had said that obstructionist politics under trump has sort of been.