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US Supreme Court: The possible nominees to fill vacancy

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

04:56 min | 4 months ago

US Supreme Court: The possible nominees to fill vacancy

"Of you paid attention to who the possible nominees are. People are talking about Amy Kuney Barrett and Barbara Lago do you know but these judges and can you tell us anything about them? Sure I mean there. It's almost certain to be Amy Coney Barrett. Just because trump has generally deferred to actually others throughout his four years especially when it comes to the higher court, the Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, and there's really a pretty big consensus around amy. Barrett, there some talk that like trump would be helped in Florida if he went the other way. But I'll be I'll be very shocked if it's not her now she is you know a a more or less. Predictable right wing jurist. I think her her confirmation. We'll have enormous effects just because I think it's clear. She's a reliable vote to overturn Roe v Wade where. Probably, in her absence, they would just continue cutting the meaning of that precedent down. You know because even as of today it's it's been made so hard to get an abortion in the south that weather would wanNA speak of. A meaningful federal right to abortion is already open to question in in many other areas. She'll just confirm that drift to the supreme, court in this liberal direction, which actually some of the Democrats on on the panel have have kind of colluded and in taking it toward in recent decades. So the addition of one person is rarely like catalytic or transformative. Maybe on this one issue of abortion, it would actually lead five of the justices without chief justice, Roberts to overturn Roe v Wade, which might not happen otherwise and I'm not suggesting that's not a big deal. It is, but probably in most other areas of law, it would just be like the same more of the same except more. So so so what are the different ways that you see this playing out Let's say this happened than Biden is elected He then gets to replace I assume the next soon to retire Justice Briar I believe, right? I mean. We. Assume that Clarence Thomas would try to outlast Joe Biden in the same way that Ruth Ginsburg tried to outlast Donald. Anything could happen right and you happen and of course, we should probably talk about interesting relationship between Biden and Clarence Thomas. How much of a? Let's go there. How much did Biden in neighb- ball Clarence Thomas is Supreme Court. Or empower him as a sitting Supreme Court justice while he was instrumental as as the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I mean you know we can get personal. But in we've all seen, you know whatever the you know the Netflix's reenactment of this level. But you know the truth is that Biden you know maybe like all of us only more so again has been a prisoner of his time all the way along and at that moment The He he responded you know as part of the like con, the comedy of the Senate required. You know he hung out with these other white men and they decided that this wasn't a big enough deal and there was deference even in a democratically controlled Senate to the you know right of the president to nominate a supreme. Court justice when a seat is vacant we've totally given up those those norm sense really as a country, but you know within the Senate to. You know I definitely think he sh- his treatment of Anita Hill is part of the record that we ought to think seriously about it's mainly testament to changing norms in the country about gender and about sexual violence and so I but I. so but I would kind of broaden out to less about his own limitations which may be substantial and more about you know. Where we've come why really starting with Robert bork before through the Clarence Thomas Nomination, and through our time we've we've really converted national politics into like these psycho dramas around filling supreme court seats, and again, the reason is not having to do with any of these individuals Biden Thomas. it's more with what's at stake, which is policy making authority over all Americans and it it is. It's. It's hard to argue that this particular institution auto habit

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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

06:27 min | 5 months ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"Have things that you can point to that. You can say that literally if we maintain the majority in the house, these are the things right? Like lists gun reform. You know you can literally just list them off and be like these are already set up. The bills are written. They've already passed one branch Yeah. It would pass the house they need to. Pass the Senate. So if we get house in the we should we should knock this out right away. It's going to be the same majority. There's no reason that if it passes before, it shouldn't pass again and I think that that that pressure should be immediately we should. We should hear Biden accomplish say that within ninety days, we can sign some massive bills in. Tell me that wouldn't inspire some people right? Like even if it's not something as huge is Medicare for all, which I know is going to just be I know from the technical side. Like how you actually crashed that policy it's GonNa be a frigging nightmare and I'm not even talking about the lobbyists that are going be right trying to to mess with things. It's just GONNA be hard. So I see that as like a like a lot of work and whatever the next healthcare policy is, is GonNa take us closer and closer to that. but you know I don't want I don't want somebody to try and pretend that they're gonNA. Get Medicare for all done in the first year or two years or whatever. But you certainly can say that you're going to get a lot of these other things done because you've got a legislature that's going to work with you on it. Is Speaking of things that are difficult that are hard Having interviewed members of Congress, in the past a lot of people always talk about when they first get to Congress how amazed they are at how Byzantine, and and convoluted system is you know Oh my God I had no idea that the rules committee is this is this complicated in you have to do these nineteen different things in order to get a bill to the floor what was for you the most surprising or or strange discovery upon getting to the house about how how that place works. Yeah the procedures. While like they're they're not ones that you even. That you that you totally grasp at all like there's their parliamentary, their parliamentary procedures in a parliamentarian who's making sure that you're following all these procedures. that. Most members of Congress like never really get unless you're part of the rules committee are unless you're you actively have a a reason to be involved in these So it's it. Yeah. Those those pieces are just insane. I also didn't realize just how how things get prioritized and how much how many things get lumped into these big must pass bills like how important appropriations bills are because of what else gets into them, and it's I don't think that that's you know I I don't see it as as a bad thing necessarily I think that we've got this hyper partisan. Environment where Republicans don't want to work with us on anything then pretty much your own. Leverage only negotiating power is keeping the government open or funding the military. Like those are the two that you can. You can put things into that. So for example, we got we got paid family leave in for the first time in the the NBA, the defense authorization bill that I worked on part of armed services but like we couldn't have gotten done independently, we couldn't have gotten done at all if it weren't for the NDA and. There are a whole bunch of things with an appropriation increase funding for certain programs, including social programs, and these other priorities that that you know as a standalone issue wouldn't work at all not because there's a lack of on one side, but because there's no ability to do that with the other side. So that was really interesting for me and it's something that I think. Would be. Helpful for people to understand better. How a corporations work in I. I didn't even really think about this before. I. Always thought that there was a negative that earmarks were negative thing or a negative association with it, but earmarks can be really valuable and like as as a member, you know your district better than anything else. So if you you know that. This bridge is super important for your district I had I had a specific set of asks for my district that. No known federal agency is going to be able to do. So if you're a member of Congress, you're supposed to represent your district. You can figure out how to get an earmarks I would like to see those come back and I. Don't have a problem with them. It's just you have to recognize that how that's how. Things. Work. Right. To the armed services I mean, the the military just failed an audit for you know that took a million years to even take place I mean the whole story of how how even got there is? Is it incredible Shaggy Dog Tale? Do you have any thoughts as to what can be done to a rain in military spending or or be at least get it to the point where its finances are understandable And can actually be accounted for her? Yeah exactly. Well, a couple of things one is one is that there needs to be a mandate from high up that hands consistent leadership because when you're having turnover of the secretaries like crazy you you're not gonNa have anyone who's able to. Actually follows through with it who actually falls through with the audit who is ensuring that accountability coming all the way up. So I had, we had a early on we had a few different people. You know the secretary of the Navy I thought was really on top of it. The Secretary of the Air Force was rely on top of that. They're all gone and you know even even the. Just basically, the turnover within the whole thing has been unreal under this administration, but it has to be a priority. It has to be something where you're having Congress bring back. Again and again, and again, insane coke. Where's the audit? What is an I would say that we have to set much more incremental benchmarks than saying audit. The entire thing I would say we need to say Okay Audit. This program or give me the the you know. I I I would have to look at to figure out exactly what we're we should start but. One giant thing is, is often kind of. Impossible to touch I. also think that we should look at the military as. More than something for defense because it really is it.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

06:10 min | 5 months ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"And Biden comes back in and Biden is basically I mean advertising status quo ante. We're going to go right back to where we were basically the that's the message, and there's going to be a new trump and the new trump is not gonna be as big of a of a of a racist fool. You know the new trump is going to be a good politician who knows that you don't just turn away I mean trump needlessly antagonize lots of people who would vote for him with his stupid bigotry you know. And and with his with his dumbness and the I mean all the idiotic things. Well, you get a guy like Ted. Cruz. In there is a very smart politician and he's not GonNa make those mistakes. He's not gonNA stupid things like that. The next trump is not gonna be a fool and the next trump is going to you know it's it's. This is not going to end is what I'm saying this is not GonNa end they are in fact, the trump ISM is a real powerful hand. Now you know Matt and Katie. I've been writing this for a long time. This is what's the matter with Kansas this sort of. Story of my life that I've been writing about for years and years and years You know this sort of Republican fake. Populism and I've said and I've said it again and again and again there's only one way to beat it, and that is you have to reach out to those those. Disaffected voters and you know with your own appeal and the the Democratic appeal to those voters is incredibly obvious. It's populism. It's incredibly obvious. You know. They won't do it right. Well, that's that's the next question is what happened with Bernie Movement because again, it's the same language. Bernie Bernie was also an agent of a foreign power. The his followers were also bigots They were also unqualified, right? He insane. Was He described day they never ever got to insane with him. They must have missed. Himself calls him crazy Bernie Crazy Bernie. That's right. Yeah. It's trump trump did that part of it but they definitely went through the whole. You know this this person doesn't know how to do the math rate. Is High in the sky programs like the he's he's not the kind of person who who we can have in charge of these big important bureaucracies because he doesn't know does the machine worse he doesn't know the science, right? Exactly. So they but they did manage to quell but it is there a is there a future where some somebody clues in? To rephrase the question is the only reason they that they remain ascendant is because those two versions of populism have been split successfully like if somebody were to come along and figure out a way to. Broaden the appeal a little bit on either side. Would could it could it be effective? Could it. Absolutely. So my my feeling is that you know something like the Roosevelt if you put it together is unstoppable to this day. You. Say. And this is at the beginning of the answer here we go. You ready to do that. You need a movement to have a movement you the Democrats have to come out and support organized labor, and they have to make it possible to organize in this country again, and you and I both know they don't want to do that and they've had many opportunities going back to Jimmy Carter, do that and they refuse to do it and they've allowed the beatdown to over the years to take place beginning with Reagan and to the point today where Labor is something like six percent of the. Private sector work workforce. It's you know they're they're they're they're basically they are of no significance in in America for very little significance anymore, and it's it's it's completely tragic and the Democrats allowed that to happen they allowed their own social movement to get destroyed. The Republicans. Don't make that mistake by the way they are. They take very good care of the social movements that back them. You know really backwards. Actually I want to continue talking about my book, but this is. Sort of fascinating speculation about the future. Let's just assume that things continue going as they are. And the Democrats double down and they double down content I hate that cliche. Continue along the same trajectory and become more and more and more the party of the educated elite. You know and the Republicans because you know continue to become they are and they are more and more and more the party of. Capitalist Coke Brothers that type and the rest of us are just you know we just get to fit in wherever we want. Where do we go? There is no party for. US Right. Thesis that it's not that the DEM's let this happen and were duped and didn't know how to hold onto this stuff but they wanted that I mean, that's the thesis. pardonable. Liberal. crackly and I repeat it with more details. Actively turned against right working class issues and working class people in the late sixties and early seventies. This is kind of the alarming part of the book Y'all remember the last seen in easy rider. Would Oh. Yes. You do come on their writing on their motorcycles Louisiana or something you'd what I know I. Haven't seen that movie no while House. I thought when it came out better I. Think I'm better off the mat because I ever saw. So my you've never saw easy right up but MAPRA got it. So I didn't I didn't really see it when it came out but I saw it when I was like. Ten. They showed it on TV and you know it was a big big deal, but you have to go back to that movie version of the Grapes of Wrath starring Henry Fonda. His Dad and it ends with the joads. Remember the people from Oklahoma, the migrant workers tenant farmers. Driving along in their crappy little truck and Ma showed says, and this is the great classic. Line of Thirties. Populism were the people we keep on a common. Movie ends. Their shitty little truck. Okay. Easy rider made by Peter. Fonda. 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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

07:34 min | 9 months ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"What what is there even a say about like everybody in America is just such an asshole right now like those are two pretty vile pieces of political messaging one on top of the other. It's hard really to way there. Yeah I know I mean it's just because it's hard to weigh them because Donald Trump is so not salt of the earth but he's such a good troll and again the dams can't do Republicans is expected of them. This is built into it. That they're these elitists but dams really. This is not a good look for them even though we know that they are. It's also the type of ice cream like if you were going to catch trump eating cream. You'd catch him like breaking into a seven eleven and just eat whatever whatever was there you know what I mean. Like easy are like Turkey Hill. Exactly he would just be pouring like cursory syrup on top of it even like drinking yeah like main lining as he married. Cherry wearing a bunch of them. Like the really you know exactly just totally indifferent to what kind of ice cream like this is just ice cream. Whereas she's got the she's got the organic and then the dove bar like the dub bars. It's it's I'm sorry. It's the international symbol of upscale democratic voter intended the bat symbol. That's what the flash any FLASH IN THE IN THE SKYLINE. I Dunno but that's such a low blow to be looking for we're starving and your she is right exactly. It's not like trump. Is doing that much to like alleviate the suffering people but also a lot of people in line? We're talking about how expensive that refrigerator was. But I wouldn't known that I mean. What should she have done? Obviously these people are going to have expensive. I can't believe defending Nancy. Pelosi refrigeration choices but obviously Pelosi is not going to have what like a an icebox as my dad actually calls her refrigerator not getting. I have one of those little sixty dollars student fridges. You know what I mean the one with like what one shelf on it. Yeah it's it's more the whole effect. It's the designer ice cream with the big shiny dual fridge and the dress. She's she's dressed like an Aristocrat in a futuristic movie. Minor tied around the like sleeper. Or something like that. Yeah Yeah not a good look for the Democrats there I mean. What is she supposed to do? Except although I guess I guess opening up your fridge through reveal the fridge full of designer as Greens is not laugh at. Maybe not like thing one you would do for messaging in the middle in the middle of pandemic which is becoming increasingly serious. So although I on the other hand feed get totally you know rimmed for showing something I'll fall to the earth because that wouldn't be authentic either. Yeah I guess so. Obviously we have a larger grape with nancy. Pelosi this week we we. We have time to talk about that. Well Yeah but can we. What do you think of her ice? Cream flavor choices. What's your flavor? Oh what's my flavor. Any chocolate vanilla coffee. What what's your thing more. Flavors ice cream shoots ice cream. I'll eat it basically. You don't have any preferences for gun to my head like strawberry or anything with coconut. Maybe but yeah strawberry. I mean there's a time a place for that but your my basic the mint chocolate. Not that you're asking mint chocolate chip. I love that. Coffee is really good. You know what's really oddly. Good Chubby Hubby. And the fact that that is good. Yup fight its name. That's a real marketing risk. It is yes but I told you the story. I visited the actual Ben and Jerry's factory in In in assist sister city with the liver the Vermont sister province up in Russia. It's the it's Norway. Never Bernie Mac right Burlington while it's one of them. Yeah so we'll it wasn't the city that they're talking about that news started. There's another place Cornelia which used to be part of Finland but they have been. Jerry's factory up there I went. I went up there and they were. They were firstly. You could get like a gallon of Ben and Jerry's for like eight cents. Which was amazing but they. They were developing Chunky monkey and they needed they needed a name to market it in Russia in the name they were. GonNa they were going to go with. I don't know if they ever did. This was banana Karenina. Which I always like that. That's so good. Right is terrific Well just so our quickly on the subject of Nancy Pelosi. We don't have to get into this too much but I did read a this week about the Democrats choice for the Congressional Oversight Panel which was basically the the whole bailout as three main oversight features to it. There is a inspector general. Who's going to overlook the whole bailout? There is a panel of inspectors general. That is going to be assembled. But that's those things are entirely executive branch sorts all trump people. So you can't expect too much there. And the last one is the single congressional oversight panel which is one person picked by Schumer when person picked by Pelosi a compromise choice and then to Republicans right in the Republicans pick to total killers. You understand all this stuff and banking experience derivatives experience everything Democrat Schumer. Pick the guy Bara Memorial who is a Warren staffer? Everybody likes him but You know young hasn't been you know there's only only every worked for Elizabeth Warren and then the last choice everybody was hanging on what WHO WOULD NANCY PELOSI PICK. For this crucial oversight position overseas will trillions of dollars to look for crime and graphs and all that stuff and she picks. Donna Shalala and the incident. That happened last week. Like my phone lit up. All these to call is obviously Donald. Ill is the former head of the the HHS under Clinton and congresswoman now in Florida doesn't sit on financial services has no financial services expertise whatsoever has never done anything involving any of this stuff. So the the universal reaction was why like? Why would you put somebody on who who is not going to be able to understand what she's looking at? It bothered me above Butler bunch of other folks. It's like you get you get one shot also just politically. They could use this in a great way over the summer to stand up and say look at trump doling out all these favors to Wall Street. And you know the the the bill programs don't work for regular people and you know all you get. Is this one time check. And meanwhile black rock and all these evil companies are getting hundreds of billions of dollars right and they they pick somebody who has like twenty six pages of stock holdings including Blackrock Bond Funds. And you know who has a net worth of somewhere between four and thirteen million dollars? It's just it makes it impossible for them to do anything to make any noise about that subject. Which I just don't understand politically this even on a cynical. Don't get it. Well Matt you know you're asking why Donna Shalala is a good choice and I get why you think she isn't because she has no experience in this but here's I think. I think it's pretty apparent when you see this why she was a good choice. Not citgo mode.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

10:26 min | 10 months ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"Just thought an honor of the late. Great Jerry Jones delete actor and that's who just recently died. the We should put up that high. Brazil is not thinking is about to become the official model United States so that monty python by the way it's a bunch of guys from Monty Python is. It's it's one of the movies they made. After the break-up of the show Matt we should also do instead we should. We should give matt a Monty Python Button the waiting for Guffman but referred of those movies. You know I think I spent about four years of my life doing nothing but watch monty python's episodes. How do we have for for Isn't that weird? So you know. A couple weeks ago. I made the founded allegation that Better or Rourke whom we told to go fuck himself over his Biden endorsement We spoke the type of language that better understands. He's a big fan of that F. I said that he came from slave owning stock and Matt and the crew including perhaps Daniel Dan. Who's here right? Now mocked me mercilessly while slash thought that maybe I should have some documentary evidence of said claims before I used coming from slave owning stock but no and behold I was right. Now why do I bring us up having sex with dolphins essentially what is going to say? I brought up dot having sex with dolphins and Matt said something like this isn't real and you always talk about this now. I don't think I talked about it before. But you dolphin doubt you you What do I say a dolphin shame to you? I can't believe it's real me and Lo and behold I'm looking for A. Isn't that weird of the week? And what do I find a story at the Mirror? I'm not sure why it's so timely. But man had sex with a dolphin called Dolly for year in claimed she seduced him. Sam and we know this because Malcolm Brenner said man wrote a book. Wet Goddess Lee claims to have had a relationship with so he's a self confessed do file who claims. He had an affair with the Dolphin Dali after she seduced him now. Sixty eight Malcolm was still a student when he embarked on the relationship with the bottlenose dolphin in the nineteen seventies. He's written a novel. Wet Goddess which tells the story the young man who is a relationship with the Dolphin Ruby. I like the change. Her name from dollar rule because he wanted to protect her identity guests while his working at an interesting name. The dolphin sort of right as Docs to her. I Donald Duck's Malcolm has admitted the book is autobiographical based on his own experiences. He said I wrote this book for Dolphins because we are mistreating these animals by keeping them in captivity. Okay now I don't know if he's the best dolphin advocate because you want someone who's I mean? That's a great. Pr Move for the DOT for Dolphin killers out there. 'cause they're like only dolphin perverts? Look who's making the Pro Dauphin argument a bunch of Dolphin per they'll they'll be like the only people all these environmentalists. They're just they just WANNA sex Dolphin. They just WANNA Dolphins and I know this because I read wet goddess so he worked Mouth does say that in his early twenties he started his relationship with Dolly. He was a keen photographer was allowed to take pictures in the pool at a former theme park in Sarasota Florida where he lived and he soon formed a close bond with Dali he said I was given free access to the dolphins and I became friends with her by going swimming with her. She was very special. Malcolm Claims Dali announced her intentions towards him by positioning herself till he was rubbing against her he added at first I- discouraged. I wasn't interested at your sometime. I thought if this woman I come up with these rationalizations in excuses. Malcolm insist alley became more and more aggressive in her pursuit of him. He said I found that extraordinarily erotic. It's like being with tiger or a bear. This is an animal. I could kill you in two seconds if it wanted to. How dare you equate? Tiger's and dolphins and their violence okay then one night after that theme Park Close Malcolm says he endowed alluded the male dolphins. They could spend time alone and eventually have sex for the first time. So what are the logistics of having sex with the Dolphin? I don't know the justice. But he says was transcendental. He said. There's something try transcendental about making love with a dolphin and then there was nothing abusive about relationship. He said because dolphins basically free. Well something we talked about when we talk about Sports Right Matt. Yes free agency free agency. What is repulsive about a relationship where both partners feel and express love for each other? Oh my God is cigarettes. I know what I'm talking about here. Because after we made love the Dolphin put her snout on my shoulder. Embraced me with her flippers. And we stared into each other's eyes for about a minute. You're lucky strikes food for you. This is not. Some dog tried to humped my leg. Okay this is a four hundred pounds wild born female dolphins. She was an awesome creature. This is really sad though. Nine months after Malcolm began his relationship with Dolly the park close and she was moved elsewhere. It's like well. Romeo and Juliet. Story and relationship didn't break any laws as he was only abandoned Florida in two thousand eleven first of all classically grossly mail. Is that after you get busted for doing something absolutely vile say oh. They came out to me. Gross that's horrible. I I will never dolphin dot EU again. I promise for isn't isn't that terrible. Not Hard to find terrible right now obviously So this is a clip. The Russians have an expression we leave without commentary So a doctor friend of mine sent this to me and I think it kind of speaks for itself. It's a it's a border seen from from China. Think this is sort of a this might be in our future. So man gets out of the The car they stopped the car he gets out. They have these. They have like a crew. That's clearly done this many times before power rangers and they they throw a butterfly net over his head. Wait they have like a crew? It's like straight into the movie Brazil when when when the when the guy runs down. The hallway is like a rubber masks on the go out and grab people with Butterfly Nets over their heads. They literally have a butterfly net. That they grab the guy's head with and they're they dragged them off into some place and that's apparently what what's been going on in the border and the thing that's striking about this video is it's pretty clear this isn't the first time they've done this protocol right. Yeah exactly like my friend put it. It's like a baseball team was turning a double play like clearly. Not The first time they've turned into play like They've done this as an somebody horrifying possible eventualities with this with the situation that we're in Hope it doesn't come to you. Know if you're trying to cross from the New York border and Defensive Anna or something like or or into In New Jersey that this is what what happens but pretty scary either way. I can't believe you said that because I don't want to reveal more about where I am. I could within five minutes. Taping try to cross into Pennsylvania border? We call somebody with a butterfly net and see if they can grabby before they. Before you cross the odds. I'm really close to Pennsylvania now so wait but what what border is that on. It's it's it's it's a Chinese province So that's the person trying to cross from one place to another comes up a gate and clearly didn't Airy sees Ray hilarity ensues. I got this video after I had just done an interview. A lawyer who is talking about federal emergency powers in these situations and one of the things that the government is empowered to do. They are empowered to forcibly Detained people if they are infected and crossing state lines or they're in contact with somebody who is likely to cross state lines That's I if in the future for federal seriously draconian. Federal enforcement would probably belonged borders. So that helped me have nightmares. And that's why I'm sharing this without you. Yeah NAPPING HIS. Co. This is this is the Saints Mason. This is where the healing stars Jack or the anti healing right with this whole premise of of this segment is to try to freak people out so they scary. Your healing ends row. Exactly yeah. We're the perfect useful idiots Kolon where the healing ends like it. That's good yeah or which we start with this. Do you WanNa go with your piece. I want to start with twitter stuff for yet just quickly so I didn't. I didn't article this week about the the Richard Burr Insider trading thing. And just just to for to recap people who didn't follow this. Senator Richard Burr from North Carolina along with several other members of Congress it three senators including Kelly Leffler from Georgia James inhofe from Oklahoma and Dianne Feinstein from California representing the dance. Exactly Yeah All got busted for dumping stock after they had had received critical non public briefings. Burs the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and they had a briefing in early February. And the thing that's really villainous about this and dumped up to one point seven million dollars in stock and the reason it's a rain is because the disclosure requirements don't require you to tell exactly how much but you say within a certain amount so as many hundreds of thousand dollars up to one point seven million dollars in stock that he dumped after a certain date and this was at a time when he was repeating the Republican Mantra that we were fully prepared to deal with this crisis. And essentially. Don't worry and we're GonNa get this just fine. Meanwhile behind closed doors he was dumping stock and also telling meeting people at the Tar heel club which is like a group of influential donors that this thing is going to be more aggressive than nineteen eighteen. Pandemic Jen you know. Everybody should be terrified to their their core about this and it wasn't just burger. It was birth three other senators in at least two dozen members of the house. We're doing this just quickly Dan. If we could look at the video of Kelly Leifer from Georgia denying that she had done this before. The market went down. Were you trading on inside information about what was coming well? I'm really glad.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

06:38 min | 11 months ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"Biden care about one. We lose all these way to believe that the other day. I'm Britain I brought this up. What's so amazing is that it's so chocked full of Biden `ISMs that that got eclipse because the first thing he said in that same sentence was he's running for Senate on me and I'm running for Senate. If you like me vote for Joe Biden generally for the other Biden like that guy lives in the mirror. I see him every morning. And I don't like the cut of his jab campaign going backwards Benjamin Button. I'm not running for president for Vice President and Senate run for City Council somewhere in Delaware. I'm going to run for King Baby. The kindergarten and then between that he's going to run through low skirt rates lifeguard Golden Fleece Joe with the Golden Fleece Bob Corker pop corn. Pop Mano a Mile One. I'll teach him for. I love the way he apparently he disembarked calling him esther Williams when he should have called him. Esther rolle hit that line. He had it the rally he was like airline dog faced pony soldier. Mike Guy a reference to the old way not a John Wayne movie and that one is that even though I don't think the young woman knew what he was talking by me but that was one where you did see. You're just like she wasn't. She clearly was upset by she. Got The vibe that he was saying something that was supposed to be funny but it is still insane that but there's a video with him and Joe Biden where they filmed in the SUV. Clearly there's like you know some campaign filming them and Shit my favorites those videos because Jill starts out talking and you can see Joe's like okay that's enough and he just like cuts her off in the middle she'll be like and we really hope you'll support tell you tell you like four put you just try to like do it for you. Joe Put up your dokes pointing. All of his stuff is from Turner Classic Movie. Never me off copper. The tyrone power the Doug Face Pony soldier thing. The thing I. I've seen this a couple of times with Biden. No matter how people respond to these sort of non jokes of his he sees red immediately. Likely like Oh yeah. He doubles down and gets more aggressive me doing the show. Hey Mr vice-president could you explain? Explain Craig sloppy face. Zeke's Kale don't vote for me. How many people has he? How many times has he endorsed other? People indirectly told me over now. You want issues if you want specifics. You'd better go. Vote for Bernie. What about the other when he was like someone asked him a question? He's like why why. Why why why? Why why anybody calm down? Calm down man. Like he's the one freaking out John. I love those I I know. I'm I love how he was. He poked serially poked people in Iowa before the Iowa Caucus I I ended up running into a bunch of and one of the guys is like had to have a friend told me that guy's really poking you like them in the middle of it like it was so aggressive and he wasn't even realizing it so tell us I've known James for Awhile I always. I always say James that here's the thing about James. He was an ECON theater double major. I'm such a nerd. I'm like such a Jew. I'm your Jewish. Armenian had a self designed major that I did not graduate in a perfect background for a comedian. But it's I 'cause what's so great about both of you is that you're not just like incredible mimics and impersonators and comedians. But you really get the you have your like you really nerd out on the policy stuff but also like on their personalities. So tell him tell us about your background. Oh and like do you. Do you also like James Come from a political and theatrical background all candle well I grew up in a family with my mom was in the tribe of hair in Boston and she was a political activist and card-carrying Socialist. My father was in the folk scene and played with Janice Joplin. How the band and a bunch of different things so I grew up in sort of a very hippy household. I don't think I had I had until I was. Oh right excuse. Oh cares grow So I grew up in where we went like went to seabrook and like chain of cells fences rows like a an emmy fences or fences even near the power. Plant Nice House but so I grew up in a politically active family and was always fascinated politics and I had like a letter exchange with Richard Nixon when I was in eighth grade and you go to. College Nixon's hometown no heated. I'm sorry I went to Emerson College. Right okay. I want saw Mike Dukakis on the train going to northeastern to teach and sat next to me and I turned to him. I want you to caucus right now. One eight a real and he went yes it was yes. It was great and son. John Son John. I think he's on twitter. Nice said a joke about Dukakis on Seth Meyers and he wrote me and was like. That's my dad and I was like. Oh I was kidding now. I've written him since then. And it's funny that Dukakis very dry. Boston Humor Boston people so I always was in school politics and comedy. I did Improv and comedy and I did the Governor Bill Weld. I changed the state laws that there are student representatives on parent teacher councils in Massachusetts like I was like very into synthesizing both sides of it and then I started doing Improv. Uc Be and you know. I've worked on thirty rock and things like that actor and here letter exchange with Nixon. I wrote him because I did a project. Nixon because I have a strange thing with Sort of villainous Titians. I'm obsessed with them and I want to know why they are. I WANNA know the human part of them I to know what was the frailty of you that led to you and Nixon was a fascinating to me. Because he really had a really tough childhood he also had a traumatic brain injury when he was six or seven years old. A wagon wheel over.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

01:44 min | 11 months ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"Crisis and that was quite good. Thanks so much coming in great and we'll talk again. That was great. It was Great Felix. One of my favorite people. I've known for a long time. We used to cross paths a lot during the post crisis years life crisis. No the financial crisis yeah. I'm still having my midlife crisis. Yeah part of already. Did I already did the unnecessarily fast car now. I'm doing the the hobby I should've taken up as a teenager. No drumming yeah. Yeah he's Great. The point of view of the financial community is going to be super interesting if Bernie wins because they're going to be frozen out of the entire election and and so it's really good to hear his point of view and haven't explained some of the things that are going on. Yeah I like that. He didn't like the philanthropy world. Oh yeah that's great. Yeah he didn't really put frame awhile. What I meant is it. Undermines taxing basically not government much undermines raising taxes. And I think he's making a similar point. That was that was useful. And it's only going to get from here. We have a nutty week ahead of so. We have some unusual material coming next next week as well. So we'll we'll see you next week. Yeah see you next week. Make sure you find them. Irked you sign us. Wherever you find your podcast do you? Rate and review us. Wherever you'd rate and review us on Itunes I believe and you make sure that you save America from Pod Save America by Gorry. Save yourself save your soul the country save the world. They do have pod. Save the world to save the world from the world. We'll see next week..

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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

11:29 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"You could start to do the math. What that accounts for these are complicated formula each precinct and the state is worth a certain number of state delegate equivalents they work their way up notably? Let me make sure I saw this right. This is the final product this is the initial preference. Yes we have a discrepancy right now the initial preference when people showed up this remember. These are not final results right now you said sixty two percent of precincts we got to see. What exactly accounts for in terms of votes here but right now? The numbers that the Iowa Democratic Party just released the initial preference in these precincts you can see was seniors twenty twenty four Buddha judge twenty one war in one thousand nine hundred ninety Biden fifteen. You could see coach are thirteen and you could see what happens remembering every precinct fifteen eighteen percent the magic number. So let's show you what happened then again for all these precincts. This is the second. This is the reallocation so watch remember those numbers. Now Watch this and there you go see it while Sanders on the second allocation continues to lead much tighter. So how does sanders lead in the state delegate equivalent. Uh Excuse me. How does Buddha judge leading the state delegate equivalent if he's not leading on the second allocation it gets into and I got to take a look very closely but my theory my suspicion here strong suspicion would be what we've been talking about? These counties are weighted differently here. The rural counties have a little bit more clout when it comes to the state delegate equivalents and and you can see here. Buddha judge dark blue these are rural counties these are rural counties Sanders Purple College County College County in College County. Wash fifty two percent percentages here these counties lose influence lose Klatten estate delegates and so therefore I think what you're seeing is the cloud of the Buddha judge counties in the state delegate equivalent putting him on top. He's not he hasn't used. I'm sorry that's very Goya nerdy already hand movements. Is this wrong. Yeah okay What what what would you stimulating? More like Bernie. It's more fluid. It's less kind of choppy choppy. Okay do I do that. I T been a little bit simulating the little. You know more wonky unless Alpha. Then you mentioning okay. Wow that's a double play. It's a Beta Beta body movement. The body language Beta body language expert in here Joanne. Read first of all bullshit on this. This is there is this is not how you measure who wins the primer. You can do it by popular vote and you can do it by by Light National Delegates Convention all right. The national delegates are a sensibly at this moment tied Yeah Okay and Sanders Genders Bhai any count so far is winning the popular vote. He won it in the first one second round so this state delegate equivalent which is a number that I had never heard of cutting into this election. They're now going to use this to sell the idea that Buddha Church won the election. Are you kidding me. And then there's now and then we're having these guys getting on TV. Saying I think what we're seeing. My suspicion was like inspire confidence. This is a joke the whole it really is yeah. It's really this is this'll be a great match up. All the people just like flip like tripping over themselves not knowing how to explain what the Hell's thousand. Ira Yeah we should. We should do that with a match up of all the confusing explanations counted. But not at this point. It's pretty Meta. We're explaining planning how they messed up. Narrating what happens raid so the other thing about this. Is that the the failure to released the results. That's bad enough that they didn't have the results that they by all rights should have had within a couple of hours aren't then they start releasing the results piecemeal over the course of days and each of the candidates from mainly Pete where it gives them fresh new cycles every couple of hours to declare victory and so by the end if no matter who wins in the end. It's not going to seem like like really winning. Yeah at this point. It's not like a normal election that you you just wait until it's done right at that point. You're I mean it seemed like like they were releasing it whenever Pete was obviously I'm Pro Bernie and also protective of Burn Anti Bernie bias or a see it a lot but like didn't seem like it was when Pete was doing that they would announce it they would turn you through news story I. It seemed like that. It seemed like There there wasn't any enough a A crazy reaction when pete declared victory percent was reporting. And why did they stop at sixty two percent like. Why is that the result number and why is nobody asking the question? Look welcome that and those numbers don't match with the campaigns. Were telling us how right the other thing I talked to some of the precinct captains while I was there and again just to be clear. They were all sending the results in to the campaigns. The campaigns must know. They must have at least a ballpark idea of what was happening. He's places so You Know Sanders released some things saying we were comfortably ahead. After sixty percent and suddenly the numbers are completely different when the come out Didn't also like in two thousand sixteen. Didn't Hillary win. All there were like six coin tosses and she won all six. I don't remember that. That's kind of a weird like we have a video of. What's then there's this video of a kid doing the coin toss and he's like putting Zan and like rubbing it around looks sketchy you look? He looks like he to rose. Who now runs with a backpack full of books across town? He ran with his we for vendetta mask into the whole thing was just a complete and total a little mess. Who the hell is saying? He's a fucking he's having its victory is his. I mean he said we. We've we've emerged. Urge Victoria's forget what the quote was the with. Zero percents emerge victorious. But we all have. I'm just going to say I have. The HCT Shark came events that we punched above our way. Do you know there's no. There's no returns yet. They could help. Yeah and didn't speak of what you want to tell us about Iowa ally and I mean I spent a lot of time. I thought Biden around a little bit. I talked to some of the people he was. Poking you know I went to club charts thing during the Super Bowl and there were like ten million journalists around her violent behavior on her. No I mean it was just I think the thing that the main thing that I got from people is that there was an unusual level of anxiety among Iowans Heading into this thing thing like I imagine people who are undecided heading into the last day or two like actually the woman. You might have read about this. That there was a woman that by Biden said. I'd like if I haven't convinced yet You know I'm not going to that was on Saturday. This was the woman who was genuinely undecided. I talked to her. Oh really did what she say she was like. Ah Wasn't being cheeky. Like I I was really ready to vote for the guy because you know she didn't. She was actually leaning toward Warren. And then you know the whole Hot Mic thing and the debate threw her off. How good yes so she was? Her vote was in play and she went up to biden an islands of this thing like they actually physically WanNa meet the cabinet. They think it's part of their obligations Iowans to make sure that they meet them so they're near they go. She goes to see Biden and she's like hey a undecided voter here and she tries to talk to him and he just completely wigs outlook. Like hey if I haven't been to yet. Yeah many people as he told not to vote fram like a bunch of them and so who does she vote for. Did she tell you She ended up. I think moving to Sanders. Her husband was was a Yang Voter and there's an interesting a Yang Biden mixed hassle. Yeah yeah no but the there were met another person Eh. Colobus Art van who was saying like You Know I. We always decide months before but now this time like we're having neighborhood meetings and people are like violently arguing with each other because nobody knows vote for So there was a lot of that going on and people just walk around with like Corn Dogs. Iwa Hands Yeah at least one. Don't WanNA stereotype and make them parasol. Just say one we'll do. It was so cold when I was there frozen court a lot of mud would not so many corners so much okay. Where did you watch the results? I went to the Sanders thing at the Holiday Inn Airport holiday in in moines and It was funny. They were like there was a dude who would smuggle the a joint in his underwear and he was trying to get everybody. Hi there and everybody's ready to celebrate and then all hell broke loose and it was a total mess. RV reason to smoke. Yeah exactly humming thing down moment it. It was funny because this dude had the spin-doctors hat on and every reporter in the room wanted to talk to because they wanted like to the picture of yet that Bernie supporters. Maybe he was a by Pete Guy Infiltrating trying to make the campaign. Look like a stereotype. Maybe maybe it was. It was Pete and the Doctors Mitch. PG and walk into a little. Miss can't be wrong. That's a good sign. Yeah in some Asian. This Iowa thing was a demonstration of everything that is messed up about the modern autocratic party and it was just a terrible advertisement for the current state of this party. I mean I think the way I was looking back at it was. This is like the undoing of all the good feeling that people had like when Bill Clinton got elected and right into this whole idea that this was going to be the dawn of a new generation of kind of young vigorous. And this is there now the op there. The establishment conservative Scummy Comey Villains dishonest. The fact that they played the saxophone right. Yeah the saxophone and dance to yesterday's. Don't stop with Fleetwood Mac. Yeah Yeah Okay. It's we had a bunch of stone moments Warren had a really good one. Get very someone my friend.

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"katie halper" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

10:05 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

"Fact that we have only two Muslim women right that have been elected to the US Congress and they both support you the Jewish man. The that's so amazing it's the world we wanna live in actually and and he said No. We don't need to bring up religion. He wants the same not live in that world where we again identify their. They're the Muslims you know he's better on PAL. I mean it's bad winston. Afraid that some of the people of my neighbors here are very very upset because at two debates ago he said you cannot be said. I'm pro Israel but you cannot be pro Israel unless you're also propelled wow. I know it's amazing that there are two things. It's amazing that that's an amazing thing to say and it's also it is and it's amazing that he said well you know. There are so many things as we didn't get to cover here today. We come back. We'll have Shabbat. We'll have some dinner. Oh Okay I don't do that. I don't even know we. Yeah what that is involved. I think I'm open to any see. I was the the nuns we had when I was growing growing up. I'll tell the story some other time but in flint which was the founding of the UAW and the union movement the sit down strikes and everything in the thirties and my uncle was in in the big strike. That brought General Motors down To down is in the in the sense of they had to start paying. People fifty cents an hour That that I remember the stories being told of all these. He's factory workers who had worked in the Jews from New York. Actually Communist Jews from New York City that moved to Detroit and Flint and Milwaukee and places like this and got jobs yeah and did the organizing their assaults. You're organizing from within the event yet. Although they didn't show up for a weekend rare right for like a demonstration ever ever. They literally moved to fly. They worked in the they. They try to strike like five years before the big one. The big strike Failed stayed there worked in the factory for an another five years organizing organizing organizing and we were all taught these these Jewish people that can't from New York that really provided the glue in the fire. Yeah for our for our union movement and then they stayed in Flint Flint after the victory and and raised families and to the point by the time it was by the time I was growing up there's like four synagogues in a in a town of one hundred fifty to two hundred thousand when I was a kid Because they they raised their kids and and then by the third generation they were our dentist and lawyers accountants but it was but they were also but the ones that say worked the factory And because the W was very good about being anti-big it's early on the integrated the assembly line May General Motors and Ford. Do this So our DADS are grandfathers. WORKED ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE TO JEWISH DADS ARE GRANDAD's. Yeah and and and so So there was a whole different attitude about growing up Catholic. We were not taught what say maybe kids and other Catherine the Jews did not right. Jesus all right in fact they sat next to your stood next year down the Assembly Line Right Ri. Well actually I remember seeing the Jews did not kill our Lord and and Savior. Jesus Christ that that was the Italian right now. That's something we both can get. Yes we have to shift to Biden. We can't have this anti Semitism.

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"katie halper" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

10:33 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

"But I guess I have. Yeah yeah overwhelming. We all have to get we have to do. Don't don't tell them yet. See that's that's we're see. This is what we like. We're so busy because we have. PTSD from trump winning. I think but like they don't let's let's let's try. Let's just get the most electable guy in that way to defeat trump I'm not shaming you because I feel the same way and I'm like don't worry I'm over but it's like actually why don't why don't we focus Gazon because that's become a talking point against her side against the people who supported sanders. We did something wrong. We were supporting the guy who would be. Trump definitely did not lose trump. We know that right right. No he would. He would have beaten trump. That's what we were trying to do. We were trying to save America from trump. Don't shame us by and the other thing is people people light wall speak for myself. I went out and made a documentary among the for the election to get people out there to vote for Hillary. Yeah you know and man that took a lot to do that because her politics and mine are not the same brand and and yet I saw what was going to happen with trump and I thought this is. We've Yes yes I will. I will do this painful thing. Yeah and it's really. It is really sick. How this weird reverse psychology? Because all the people who who said our guy it was terrible who said our guy wouldn't couldn't defeat trump. They ignored the evidence. They didn't care about that they were. They call us like they say we have Messiah complexes this is and it's called a personality look like Bernie's personality. He's a total mench. He's a Crotchety mench. That's what I call them. which is like a very good combo very trustworthy? They right But I I liked him. Because of his policies positions his principles is consistency and That there was no like Messiah Complex and you know what God forbid did. He has an ability to bring people together. Who Don't necessarily think about politics that much? I otherwise that's called. Let me read something wrong. All these things these trumpian Sanders Ian Comparisons are so stupid. They don't realize what they're doing is they're basically arguing this is why sanders will be so good against trump because he can peel people away from trump trump which he can write. Why do they keep saying that? That I hear people say they'll come onto inside like Bernie but we gotta be somebody who's going to be trump on my God. They looked ability issue and any poll. I've seen going head to head pretty much. Yeah I mean I saw one. More Biden did well in Florida and North Carolina. But in the what I consider to be the real swing states. The ones that gave trump the election Michigan Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. That Bernie is going to kill him in in morals state were killed. What I'm saying? Metaphorically have consensus have content meeting with consensus and then replace them like whatever. Yeah you know the fact that he does as well as he does given that that is not the. The narrative is unbelievable if he if people if the media spoke about Adam as being a viable as the actually is nine even if they hate them up if they just spoke responsibly and reported responsibly on how popular he is he would be through the roof. Because it's it's a self fulfilling prophecy right you hear on sub Chris Cuomo here some. MSNBC person there You hear them casting doubt on his viability and then either consciously or subconsciously. You're like yeah. I guess he doesn't really have a chance. Look I like him but he has no chance people like. What's really hard about this moment? Is that there. There's like we have to be by focal in it because there are some people who are irredeemable there. What is the basket full of deplorables? Because we're not going to reach them and these are people who are probably highly educated We used to probably go to parties that they would write code like they were in similar circles to us if you're a liberal media world or progressive And they're not gonNA change like those people will not change because they have vested either material or ideological emotional interest in the the the pre trump status quo or in a certain type of neoliberal identity politics again. I'm not dismissing identity politics. I'm talking about the weaponization position of identity politics and hijacking of identity politics. But I mean I I think that those people yeah that that's one thing the for me those are the deplorables those are deem ables but there are people who various different groups of people who don't like people who don't know that Sandra does that electable symbol and they're not being cynical and dishonest and disingenuous. They just hear it because they watch. MSNBC THEY'RE not bad people they're not like apparatchiks or professional think flew under or whatever they're good people and we need to reach them and same thing so I feel like that's almost like the liberal equivalent of the people who are the trump. There's like the trump burnt there the Obama trump voters. Who I think some of whom I think we talk about? I think some of them can be brought on what you the earlier. You said that you know I believe some of can be but I think they've already come back. I think you're saying there's eight million Obama voters who voted for trump. I believe in the first year they re all they didn't like trump. I'm an these people in Michigan. They actually think trump sucks but they just love the fact that they could use trump as a bomb. Grenade Molotov blow up. This system has ruined my life you know and they saw that and and they saw that. The Republican Party hated threat. Right feeling right. Yeah saw that made it so easy and then trump did you know. He was against the Iraq war he he. I remember a speech. He he made Michigan by the way. Hillary didn't come in. Come to Wisconsin but boy it was she herself. Who knows what the results would have been like? Catchy gone well. That's what they can't people told me after the election because I I was just wearing how come none whiskey Giddy Yard Santa Mission. They were afraid trump voters would see the yard signs and then reminded them to vote could be a trigger moment for them and they and they were just like don't forget to vote. Don't forget to vote Hillary sign after Hillary sign And so they know Hillary signs in Michigan during the campaign. We complain about this now. I'm only I'm only my fifth week of this podcast and I'm still griping typing about the hillary signs the moment it's a little example. Yeah of of how Democrats are such weenies Where they are just afraid all the time? No courage no stand up and fight well. Because if you don't have a really moral and I'm not talking about moralistic right. I'm not talking about during commando version if you don't then there's not a lot you can stick to write and say you're kind of dodging in and out weaving around and talking points during a talking point here throwing talking point there and it comes out in the wash that you're lying or you're being disingenuous or you know why 'cause we should be the better person and talk about how much Joe Biden is terrible. Yes I agree with that. We've got a trash and and and but I still have to say this that when you say you've taken twenty thousand south fees That's not a Selfie. That also is not true. I don't want to say it's a lie. But when you have your campaign aide taking pictures of union with supporters that that is not what we call a Selfie. Selfie is when you take the picture you will the camera with your supporter and then you put your thumb there and you tournament and you take the picture that is called self right. It's a little thing. I'm sorry I don't think we should use that. Be like burning. Never lied about Self Alfi's right. There's no sign gate tennis into Selfie. Gate Ernie has no idea how to taste which means the also lying about twenty or twenty. Second spot brought to you. Did you watch the New York Times TV Show This weekend where they did the endorsement. Yeah the the the thing is set up it was like you're watching watching the apprentice ironic hired. Yeah they bring to the candidates and so big boardroom and instead of trump and his two henchmen that you sit there on on the show. It's it's a dozen New York Times reporters and editors and any and I did I. I'm so I want to get this out of my head because I want to go back to thinking that the New York Times endorsement board like a really serious you know they come into a room. That's late with the green lamps ran those office Lamps chiefs and in the candidate sits down and they they you know drilling for three hours. Right yeah And this was this was like it literally was like the apprentice so tell us Who broke your heart? The worst in your life. Yeah No. I'm serious that was a question. Was it really yes us who do you say The while they each Yeah they they they really none of. They didn't ask each candidate every question ones once they ask that question to a boy they danced around. They did that want to say who broke their heart and right and and in fact Biden said tell you the truth. I've had heartbreaking breaking moments and tragedies but of all the people had been in my life. Nobody's broken my heart and I thought. Wow that is why you're got at that smile. Yeah that's that's that dental work that man. He's like maybe combination. Yeah I'm just saying just trying to end this right but it's like But no this was in the end There were the other questions. Were just so They kept bringing up. Mitch McConnell the how you ever GonNa get past Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell. It was like you know it's just Mitch. McConnell just a tortoise mixed with this what is the only God and then they have this discussion about them and and they you know one of them will say Well that candidate has no charisma. So they're route and Bernie Bernie If you watch the whole thing because they put it online he doesn't care and he said look I'm just GonNa come out and see. Did you see this in. He says first of all he says you and I have a different worldview. You The New York Times me me and boy. Is that right on. Thank You New York Times for giving us the Iraq war yeah. I'm putting all those lying stories on the front page and but it probably he says to them he goes. He goes because they're trying to get around to ask you..

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"katie halper" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

14:08 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

"Hello this is rumble with Michael Moore and Michael Moore. Welcome to my podcast today. We're GONNA talk about the impeachment trial that's taking place in the Senate this week we're going to talk about Some things that Hillary Clinton had to say about Bernie. Today's podcast is rated. Be which means there is a excessive content regarding Bernie. If you're not for Bernie or you're not form yet If you could just hang with me I think you'll like this podcast. Because we'RE WE'RE GONNA they get into some things that don't get discussed about him and also maybe have a good laugh with a to because our our guest today is Katie Helper. The comedian and writer and and All around good person and glad that she's going to be here before we get started. I want to acknowledge that the underwriter of today's episode load of rumble is anchor. A podcast platform This is the third free podcasts. People you WanNa Start Your podcast you go to anchor DOT FM or the anchor APP and They will help you. Put Your podcast up on apple in spotify and Google and every place else and they don't charged dime They're great organization. They support me and they support my voice being heard and I'm grateful to them for underwriting at today's he's episode Katie Helper. His here she's our guest.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"The union just as much as the boys of right on President President over the woman who was giving running for president is a from Colorado representative throw in some of the girls that they have the right to the evolve. uh-huh chain campaigns. Do Dumb stuff all the time and it's not just about sanders but I. I'm just surprised. Warren I this misread for me. I similarly you a native American scandal right just bad really bad judgment. Bad political judgmental. Dan like she handled the terribly. This this is like they they had to think about. This is the only thing I can think of. Is that some reporter got hold of this. Yeah and pressed it to the point where they had to just lean into it as opposed. But I don't believe that. Do you know I mean but even let's say that had happened happened what would the what would the smart thing have been. It could've deny right but like no. He said that he would weaponize tools including sexes. I mean that's what should it has been. I mean if if you're if you're a reporter working on this and Elizabeth Warren Says No. That's not what happened. Even if you have somebody saying she told me something else. You can't really do it. It would be difficult. I don't know we don't know any of this stuff. It's still a very surprising. Yeah now as situation that was one thousand nine hundred seven by the way that that happened but yeah I I totally agree that it's To give her the benefit of the doubt to give Warren the benefit of the doubt like that she didn't her campaign campaign. Didn't leak this then. It was a really bad move to not deny it not pushing. Even if they'd release it you say no. Oh you know San Bernie and I were talking about it and he said that Roh trump will actually that would have been more effective. Frankly yeah right. Because then she lays out the argument she liked pre-empts. AMC Trump's GonNa do now because then the emotional damage is done. That's good next time. Please do that Warren. Yeah you should hire me if you WANNA wreck your your take on this role to videotape of Cnn I think the thing that really hurts standards about this is that you know it does kind of seem like something. You could see him saying because he has had I best gender problem historically and that's that's why I think if voters do believe in if it sits Buhner's that's why would sit with.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Hear the Bern

Hear the Bern

08:19 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Hear the Bern

"Some happy to have a friend of the pod Katie Hopper back with me today particularly because because Katie is someone who has written and podcast and talked a lot about what Bernie's Jewishness means in the context of both as election and how he's been treated needed both kind of contradictorily as not Jewish enough by some camps and then also smeared with would you describe them Katie as antisemitic. Hi Semitic tropes yeah. I think that's a good very good term for and thank you so much for having me break but yeah I think you see both things right so you see that. He's the he has antistatic crops lobbed at him kind of anti Semitic stereotypes lobbed at him and at the same time. It's like the worst of both worlds. He's subjected wanted to those and at the same time he's his Jewish identity is erased and one of the things that I've written about is how much sanders Jewish identity is actually informed his his politics. Sometimes people it's pretty offensive especially when non Jews. I don't know if I can say this when they go splaine Jewish identity and they don't get that you there's a really rich tradition and history of secular Jewish identity because sometimes people are confused or they call him a fake do because he's not religious but that's a one facet of Jewish identity and there are tons of people who have very strong Jewish identities raging from someone like Larry David Sigmund Freud Loyd and Einstein was Kinda he had an interesting relationship but religion but he definitely wasn't kind of traditionally religious in the traditional Orthodox Jewish sense and so people. I don't understand a lot that there is this tradition. In fact there's actually concept called teaspoon alarm which means to repair the world. Which is the social justice concept that it comes from Judaism and that's that scene and applied in lots of ways in the secular world so not to get too academic about it but it is you know and and through history we saw right like with the civil rights movement? A lot of the white allies of the civil rights movement were Jewish men for instance Goodman Turner and Cheney the three men who were brutally killed in Mississippi by the K. k. k. because they were registering black people to vote one black man and two Jewish men which which wasn't that uncommon to see that kind of solidarity the of course sanders himself talks about his identity. How having half of his his father's side of the family wipe down the the Holocaust he also come very interesting internationalist Jewish tradition and this is a particularly Jewish radical tradition of universalism reversal? ISM and internationalism where it's not about just kind of being in solidarity with other Jews it's very anti-tribalist. And and he talks about how there was a great moment in two thousand sixteen where a Muslim black female Muslim student talked about white supremacy. And she and he invited corrupt the stage with him and you know put his hand on her shoulder and talked about how his life his you know how he experienced white supremacy anti Semitism and bigotry. And they're Dawson really interesting because he has a lot of Muslims support and Arab American support which is interesting because I think people get the sense that he takes his Jewish identity and and from there he makes connections to other people struggling and suffering. Given though that there is this way that Bernie's personal history has been a central part of this campaign right but his opening speech in Brooklyn talking about his roots. They're talking about his family growing up nearby and a tenement apartment talking talking about his father's family being largely Holocaust. Why do you think it is that there are those who are seeking to diminish his Jewishness in the context of this race? Yeah that's interesting so there are a lot of reasons. I mean you have just cynical people who love pretending that he's just pretending he's a straight white dude who out of touch and who has only is only supported by straightway dude misogynist. Of course that's a harder and harder argument to make. Because just the demographics don't prove that and and as I'm sure you know and if Dr Sanders supporters are less way unless mail than any other candidate so it's part of this kind of identity politics the kind of cynical wielding of identity maybe politics say the more Bernie doesn't subscribe to amy protected class or isn't seen as a part of a protected class the more we diminish him and his role in this in this race compared to other other candidates who are exactly the more they can the more. He's just a white dude the easier. It is for them to perpetuate the myth that he speaks to only white dudes that he's part of again. It's interesting because he I mean he wouldn't say I'm sure I've never said being Jewish is not being black. I mean okay you can be black and Jewish obviously the lapping intersectional definition but in terms of just comparing them which which often happens rape people will often compare like slavery in the Holocaust or being a non black Jewish wish person and being a non Jewish black person. They're not the same thing you don't walk around with the same kind of target on new. Although interestingly enough you know there have been a lot of the hate crimes. A lot of to them have been Anti Semitic disproportionately overwhelmingly Jews have been the target of hate crimes particularly in recent history. I feel like the chart. We can perhaps syrup in the video version that shows the overwhelming spike. That's been happening in recent event right. Typically with the stabbing in New York really highlight how much that's growing. I think that you know it's not at the same assistant. Mike Racism and Sanders knows that and understands that because also remember being Jewish when Sanders was growing up is very different from auto west today. I mean my mom is younger than Sanders Sanders. But she's a boomer. She's a feminist Bernie boomer and she and my uncle you know would have rockstar at them just because they knew my their her name was Eisenberg I guess or they knew that they were because of the neighborhood. Their school they went to. This was a time when Jewish identity was very different from what it's like today and even growing up in the Bronx banks which was not devoid of Jews. You face that kind of stuff. So it's this whole other interesting question about how much you choose your Jewish identity today. There's a lot more I think. Choice voice than there used to be For those of us who are kind of less online or not as engaged in an every single article. That explains some of the instances of antisemitism antisemitism that you've observed in the media so one part of it is I would say there's just this general. Why aren't you Jewish? And I think that's anti Semitic the Jewish identity policing and it's ignorant and you know you don't go to synagogue or you don't wear a Yarmulke so you're not really Jewish so that's a form of anti Semitic anti Semitism and again I think there's there's some people really just don't get it and a lot of people are cynical about it. Another thing is that we see people like Jonathan chait jumping down the throats of people like Ilan Omar calling in her accusing her of perpetuating anti Semitic tropes and you can fall accidentally into an antisemitic. trope sometimes he would say about her and it wasn't even there at all there was like no. They're they're like she didn't talk about dual loyalty. She talked about allegiance. And I mean this is another thing but And of course Zionists a lot of Mr Christian so being critical of APEC and is kind of aggressive hawkish. Zionist project is not inherently Semitic. But anyway somehow all these people who see the Anti Semitism all over and there is anti Semitism but they see it. They conflate valid criticism of Israel with Anti Semitism. Somehow they don't see it notice it. When for instance the politico an article called Bernie Sanders might still be cheap but he sure poor and the image that they had was him holding a house and having two houses coming out of his head because of course they love that thing about how your three houses yeah history houses? He has a house in the state he lives in. He has a house in or whatever he has a place to live in. DC Vermont. And God forbid he has a house where his pay he and his children and grandchildren like to spend time in Vermont and the guide lives so modestly. That's what's so funny. I mean you compare his households to the households of other people and again every single senator or has to health homes at least analyze them vacation. I tweeted when that article came out about his cheapness. I tweeted this is just fantastic but it could be even better. Why not editor Star Star? Make his nose hooked. Maybe some road and imagery. I'm just blown away. Sorry in earnest.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Hear the Bern

Hear the Bern

11:29 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Hear the Bern

"Her acceptance in Jewish life. Right like that's first of all. Who Am I to judge her in that way? But I do think politically. It's crucial for us to embrace people have different ideas. When we don't like some their ideas we talked about it but but we keep on embracing them when the United States becomes fascist country or wing when we become a country where the idea of diversity is no longer accepted? We Jews lose like we have thrived in this country. Any country in history of the planet gnome until you anything different now. Israel is a different thing. We can talk about that but there has never been a country where we the as a minority have thrived like in the United States. Why because it's an open tolerant diverse democracy and when we lose that we was everything nothing in part of democracy is about dealing with difference Unites Book about the idea of canceled culture? Cancel culture doesn't mean we can't criticized is the criticism doesn't mean cancellation yet. When people make mistakes the the redemptive aspect the what penance looks like has been having largely missing thing from the conversation what makes people so frustrated when you only have cancellation and forgiveness? Neither goes options seems palatable to people on the holders have people who are going to want the cans Asian people who what. I know complete forgiveness but with out that conversation about what does it look like to rehabilitate themselves. What does this sincere apology? Looks like look like if the the apology isn't enough. What does it mean to do acts of penance that demonstrate that you have not only learn from your mistake but made efforts to repair? What what you've done wrong right and when you have that as a third option I think that you have a lot less division about how people think that certain bad actors if if if you were If you will should be should be treated and I look forward to having a conversation because we have such a pluralistic diverse campaign Were able to have those kind of conversations. I think without the knee jerk response where people are trusted to be talking in good faith about issues of gender or race or religion agent or opiate addiction status or class. Or what whatever what have you without feeling like the purpose of that conversation is to ostracized. People are excommunicate them from society. We're going to be good leftists. And we believe in the rehabilitation of people who have committed crimes and a a Lotta people in Iran throughout Burma polishing prisons. And all these other things then you have to also have that kind of attitude for lesser crimes. The kinds of crimes. Aren't you you know criminal. It's it's tolerance. A word is not invoke politically Martin in a political campaign. It's really hard. How do you show tolerance during when say it's us or them and well you should be able one should be able to have a political fight and not hate their opponent that should be the objective here? In democracy in unhealthy thriving democracy. We should not want to hate our opponents. We we may feel things of hate. God knows is not easiness moment but I really believe that it's essential to think about the day after we win. And the day after his governing day and in the United States were such which an incredibly diverse country ethnically culturally economically geographically the country so diverse first one can't govern without healthy dose of tolerance and understanding and appreciation from difference. I mean I wonder some some people that are going to be blue. Listen to this and say eh. Yeah not me like Things are to have been too bad of experienced too much trauma as up to me personally. Lean to forget and I had a conversation on an earlier podcast episode We were talking about Islam Phobia we were talking about. You know the difference between saying any one individual should be required to Messina dictating that anyone individuals should have a certain kind of a feeling. You can have your private emotional responses responses. But I do think that there's some credibility to you having this conversation having been so directly impacted by the tree of life shootings I think there are. There are folks who would say at the privileged position to say that we should bring you know feeling of a tolerance or understanding entities scenarios for I find again and again is it is people who actually have the closest assist Proximity to you know experiences of tragedy or bigotry etc who do tend to have that more a kind of open-mindedness toward it and people who actually more attenuated from US events who take the strong response that we shouldn't have to communicate with people because what I find is people who are experiencing intolerance tend to be integrated in communities the communities that they're talking about who are impacted a lot of black people You know family members who live in the south who are everyday working living with people who are more conservative. Who might have used? That are different from them. You know they are approaching it as a more intimate kind of person to person relationship because they have more intimate prison person relationships then perhaps the professor living in Cambridge Massachusetts who has all the. I deals on paper. But he doesn't actually have the lived experience and I find that curious young. You put your finger on. So many important buttons pardons and this and it's because when you go through the fires you understand how incredibly sensitive things can be. Yeah and yet. I don't want that to be mistaken for a passivity right or a turn the other cheek right mentality. It makes you you WANNA fight harder for what he knows right but the way to win is to knock just speak to your own echo chamber to get the people on the other side to come to your side right like we win when we got seventy five percent not fifty point why. That's just called politics. Mets should to be completely solved evidence. But there is. There is a significant subset. I would say of Liberals in America for who may idea of convincing thank someone who voted for trump is a betrayal and of itself and articulation of a desire to convince. Let's say an Obama to trump voter comeback to democrats is perceived as an admission. That you one don't care about other constituency groups as much as that group of example people of Color or non voters or people who have been disenfranchised you know that you are somehow privileging those quote unquote white white working class votes. There's a real culture uh of opposing doing anything that resembles political persuasion instead the emphasis from I think a lot of people. A lot of Democrats seems seems to be. Let's just find the people who we can identify. As four US for demographic reasons presuming of course the people who belong to this demographic cohorts or of course point to vote for Democrats even though we're seeing increasingly those patterns are not as fixed as they once were and appealing to them on that basis as opposed appealing to them on the basis of delivering substantive substantive material goods to them. And I think what we saw in two thousand sixteen was a whole lot of people including a whole lot of black voters that whose vote to a very stupid in the mid west who felt like they weren't given even substantive reasons to come out and vote and there was this presumption of the fire. The so-called firewall was coined to come through. And so I think something really important about having being matt kind of more humanistic approach that you're taking because it forces you to respect all voters on the basis of their humanity articulating is transformation transformation right Mrs. What Bernie's talking we're talking about here is? Transformation is about getting a society to think differently about its priorities and there was the alive. We always using government. Like you WanNa see what. The government's priorities are looking at the budget documents. I'm like that is it. It's what the money request is is what tells you the priorities are so we. We want Americans to think about priorities. The way we think about them we want Americans to think about about healthcare and economy works for everyone and a safe environment and a a smart national security policy and those are not inherently a partisan concepts. Yeah so Donald Trump is doing and I do want to bring it back to that one because I do think it's critical is. He is attempting tempting to prey on our differences in order to win. Elections preying on the deeper darker. Negative urge is. There is no message of unity. There's no message of bringing people together. There is no message of engaging the other at all it is about turning people against each each other to win which means you govern from position of hate And now put my Jewish hat on Jews rule of talk about the Holocaust. Oh cost comparison and and it's always dangerous thing so I'm not gonNA talk about the Holocaust comparative but I will say that when I went with my daughter's seventh grade class From her Middle School to the Hawk Museum here in Washington D. C. There was a very clear display for the kids to read read about the political culture in Germany. Post World War One through the nineteen twenties into the thirties and how that led to the Holocaust cost we are not inherently guaranteed a nice healthy happy political culture or even a democracy. Even John Roberts the other it came out said Americans might be taking democracy for granted so what we wanted. Our candidates are people who actually value that and in the United States of America that means valuing diversity that means valuing the others even if they don't agree with you. A hundred percent of time means valuing voters who may have gone a different direction. The last time yeah it means valuing valuing people and I think that to me that is part of healing the world as part of the kernel that is part of building a healthier society. That's part of winning an election not for the sake of winning but for the sake of Transforming Society for the better I thank you thank you so much for that and thank you for joining me today. Jill I really look forward to talking talking with you and working with you over the course of the next half a year of this campaign that we had the assignment there were two forces so so I think that shaped my political views. One that I grew up in a family that did not have a lot of money and the pressure of not. Having money on my family's I think at the same pressure that exists for millions of families throughout this country and people in this room right now. The second part of my life that shaped my reviews is being Jewish crying. When I would read books about the Holocaust these picture books about APP that Auschwitz? I never could understand. And why would people can such horrible horrible things to be after all of our horrible twentieth century which has seen seen a number of genocides one might have hoped and believed that maybe just maybe the world would understand that we share a common.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Hear the Bern

Hear the Bern

09:27 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Hear the Bern

"Stop say no no. I didn't mean the challenge. John Sorry so it takes a little bit of it. Takes a lot of pushback and it's just people when they're uncomfortable in their challenged in ways is that they're not traditionally challenged where someone says for example. It's pro Israel to support a state of Palestine. Alliston it's pro Israel to support peace. That makes a lot of folks really nervous but when you peel that back and you start explaining this is why y you suddenly understand that. Actually most people agree with you but I found phenomenally fascinating in the early days of Jay Street was how many members of Congress would say thank God you guys created this. We would act as almost like therapist because they spent years getting getting beaten up by the right wing in our community. WHO said if you want to be pro Israel you can never say how Stein Yeah like as a word you can't say you can you never say diplomacy with Iran period? Red Lines. Don't say and so you have Progressives Progressive Jews afraid to say that stuff progressive Democrats Democrats non-jews afraid that they'll get attacked by the Jewish community. So we change shots amick. Bernie's doing that on a mega level but the the thing is is it takes it takes leaning in on it. I think then once that you start changing that conversation all things are available. It's really important when when I hear Bernie talking about issues and hear him leaning in he's coming from a place of support for Israel and supported being Jewish but he's not coming at it from a perspective of essay racist. I'll put it that way and I'll I'll be blunt you know. I've heard a lot of racist commentary server side about being supportive of a disposition. The progressive left has been criticized as being antisemitic for being being critical of Israel. I don't buy that at all right. And resile by is because actually listened to what they say and there have been in so many racist attacks against progressives coming from the far right who wants to make the mainstream Jews or those up for grabs grabs are the liberal Jews and the Liberal Democrats in general nervous about not toeing the line. Right right. We're Newark. Were Bernie comes in where he shaking shaking things up as he doesn't tow the line and that makes them really nervous at a Jewish person who is comfortable in his own. Skin is saying things that breakdown lane I really resonates with me. Allow talked about this a little bit when I met that from my perspective given me prominence that identity has taken in certain respects in the states in kind of the the leeway that folks are given by virtue of our identities. I have found that I have been able to have certain kinds of sensitive conversations about identity. Politics takes in race relations with respect to black Americans but other writers who are not black Americans are women haven't been able to do and I feel in my ideal music been able to have the comfort. Let's say I want to cover comfort to talk about subjects that otherwise might have dismissed as racist or sexist rate. And so there's something that does feel empowering about having finally this like first Jewish President potentially who is able to talk about basic human rights concerns that have been a much less stigmatized globally and and other other countries you know in the UN context and other parts of the world where in America we have through has been a lot of like fear. That certain kinds of comments will be construed as anti-semitic in part because of this very concerted white rent wing effort Bert to make that the case so much so that you have this kind of topsy turvy world where Donald Trump is positioning himself as the person who is most friendly Jewish people at the same time as using a number of veiled stigmatize language at the same time he saying that American Jews that would vote for a progressive quote disloyal. You know what do you make of the rights ability to kind of own the space as the only pro Jewish group and it'll country so donald trump inspires the racist in our society and he inspires the white nationalist. The white white nationalist. They're the ones who are walking the synagogues and shooting them up in the name of white supremacy. DONALD TRUMP GOES to Jewish events. And says you won't vote for me 'cause you like your money too much and are you like your money too much so you will vote for me. Won't vote for the liberal candidate. He equivocated on Charlottesville says both sides. It's have very honorable. Find people and then. He hides behind his son-in-law Jared Kushner and a very right wing approach Israel policy. Let's see as a in his my justification for being essentially a bigot and a racist and coddling those who attacked a huge community so I think we have to be very clear about this. And I think it's it's very helpful with Bernie as a candidate for saying these things in public because Donald Trump will use is anti semitism as a political weapon and he will and his allies will attack. The Democrats have been consistently attacking Democrats Democrats by portraying Rashida Tabin Ohio Nomar for example as the most dangerous anti-semites in the world because they WANNA state of Palestine and and then they will attempt to criminalize speech on campus about beady s regardless valley feel about speech should not be criminalized in the United United States of America in two thousand twenty and so that's where trump is coming from and so for Bernie and the movements Values to Luke truly reflect a position drew if truly reflects our values we must be ensuring that all of the components of our community are are are flourishing. I mean I remember when I was in custody in the Peace Corps and I'm living in a remote village in everybody's Catholic or evangelical and ended you and the village and I'm showing them what it means to the Hanukkah candles and they will come and talk to me about the Bible and there was so much tolerance and openness and it was so rich and it was fun. I'm still zone touch with all of them. And that's the role we wanna live in where were different in the same at the same time and we don't weaponize difference to defeat the other politically in order it to cause pain and harm and death. Yeah that's really what Bernie represents I'll go back to to bring on his WanNa be here is he. Represents the deepest darkest challenge to what trump is trying to do. Because he's a Jew now so there is a way in which it is empowering to have the identity and to be able to dive headfirst into these subjects. But there's also a piece of me that never wants to unwittingly opened the door a to genuinely bad faith commentary or by faith attacks right like I don't want to open up a cover like four out of there are obviously genuinely antisemitic. Views all over the place that you can find regardless of partisanship or political position. In the same way that I find about anti-black Nestor. Sr Massage Mara. Or what have you and so do you ever do worry about that. Did you ever making wrote defenses of left disor talking about you know. Trump's executive order to protect Jewish people. That's really Enlarge par an attack on free speech each on college. Campuses right in really just meant to target M. V. S.. Do you ever feel like that's a difficult balancing act so it's a highly difficult balancing experts. One that we have to do because newsflash we don't live in a pure world where everybody is purely perfect from our perspective. We're all human. Were all fallible. There are things that people say on the Democratic side. I would construes anti-israel. Yeah that I don't like do I cancel them all out entirely really. No do we talk to them. Yes do we condemn certain words and try to bring them in and work with them. Yes yeah did they tell us what we're saying is wrong. Yes they should too. I really really really reject the notion that we have to somehow purify ourselves by anybody. Who makes a comment or statement that we disagree with and just expunged them from our midst now but we are in put my Jewish hat on miss we are responsible for engaging and discussing and describing and talking and I think that that's you know in the arc of life? It's it's about learning and growing the Ohio mark controversy from last winter February time less than a year ago. Seems like and we had this every thirty right but the congresswoman said things that really upset a lot of people and she was told that and she recognized it and she recanted certain things in other things I don't expect her to suddenly become. BB nothing his best friend right in order to give.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Hear the Bern

Hear the Bern

09:27 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Hear the Bern

"This is here. The burn a podcast about the people ideas and policies that drive the Bernie Sanders Twenty twenty campaign in the movement to secure a dignified life for everyone living in this country. My name is Briana Way. And I'm coming to you from campaign headquarters here and Washington DC. This week. I spoke to Bernie's new director of Jewish outreach. Joel Rubin about the ways that Bernie's own Jewish identity informs informs his politics. Joel has had a remarkable career helping to found Jay Street working in the Obama's State Department teaching at Carnegie Mellon and more. He's also been touched personally. By the trump eras rising tide anti-semitism. He's a member of the tree of life. Synagogue in Pittsburgh I was attacked act two years ago I also chatted with friend of the show Katie helper about the anti Semitic tropes that get directed Bernie's way by unscrupulous media types and I asked her how can push back and pull together. I'm so glad to be joined today. By Joel Rubin who was recently announced to be our director rector of Jewish engagement or outreach but you have had this incredibly very long and interesting career can you us through some of the role all you. You've occupied in your past on. Its that's wonderful. Thank you so much for asked me about that. It's it's always a little humbling to be in the position position of explaining who you are and while you're in a role like this for me. I grew up in a very mainstream Jewish household conservative in the the religious sense sense but very mainstream very much identified with Jewish culture with visits to Israel with participating actively in the synagogue. So I spend and much my youth going to your summer camp participating in youth groups learning Hebrew badly but learning nonetheless and and really becoming confident in my own identity as a Jewish American but growing up in the ideals of two Kunlun which means healing the world uh-huh and the idea that we are good stewards of this planet. We are good participants in this society. If we're striving to make better and if we're working with our fellow man and woman to to make a better earth in better planet so it actually was part of my upbringing I was not just Jewish but then I was American and part of of the idea that we should be helping create a better world for our families in our future. So that's been kinda driving me professionally ever since I went to Brandon's university which is a predominantly Jewish school Studied abroad at Tel Aviv. University was part participant on a Holocaust trip called the march march of the living which is about understanding the roots of the Holocaust in Poland and and experiencing that firsthand? And it really inspired me to go into the peace score and frankly afterwards that was for me a sort of a under the awakening of getting outside of myself and that sort of Jewish upbringing in America. I'm really expanding building onto KUNA lumps. I went into the Peace Corps was a volunteer environmental education in Costa Rica and speak better Spanish in Hebrew. Don't test me and I it really. It was fantastic and ever since then I've been fortunate to have Sort of melded. Those two worlds and tried to bring that into my work and can go further and deeper into the work but uh well so in some ways you're kind of under under selling these big ticket items being former deputy assistant secretary of state and he Obama Administration being Adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon Being a national security expert for us and for a lot of people might be familiar with you already and might be from your appearances on on networks including Fox following the training and and don't want going on to talk about the horrible shooting at the tree. Lie Synagogue where your parents attended before they were there for that Friday night. service in the shooting in Squirrel Hill in my neighborhood where I grew up. I'm a fourth generation in Pittsburgh. I was back in Pittsburgh last week. Visiting my grandmother ninety seven she was Morath in western Pennsylvania. Her parents were immigrants from Romania. I drove by career of life. which was the place? I spent dozens and dozens of weekends add. It was synagogue down. The street from our our house and the synagogue is still boarded up. My three daughters daughters were baby named at that synagogue. We went back home to Pittsburgh and it's part of our family and it was devastating to see that happened in Squirrel Hill but the community is strong but the wounded delude wounded. So professionally. When I've tried to do is to sort of bring these these lanes together In my Jewish upbringing my commitment to social justice to Kuno Lem. I came to work in Washington after graduate school and Dan worked in the government for a number of years and was a civil servants and eventually realized that I needed to get out in particular were when the Bush administration where was a civil servant was a prosecuting the war in Iraq. That was the that was the unpleasant and I went to work. On Capitol Hill and joined Senate Democrats crats and worked as a foreign policy adviser Capitol Hill and then was fortunate to have found opportunity from there tell found Jay Street which is a prominent an incredibly successful extremely proud of of the organization incredibly successful Pro Israel pro peace voice here in Washington and nationally and I was the founding Downing Political Director and government affairs director sort of the Washington hand work in hill work in the politics of for Jay Street at its inception. So you're are your bonafides kind of unimpeachable I WANNA ask you. Why is it that you wanted to come on board and work with the Bernie Sanders campaign? It's simple Bernie's is building a movement and burn his the king's on these issues He is. He's the pivot point for as an American Jew. What what it means to be an active participant in American life and progressive? Who is wanting to not just be seen has Jewish Nasha to seen as American nauseous to be seen as someone who is an idealist but all of those together and he embodies frankly in in his in his positions in his views in his policy recommendations? And I am a policy Geek at heart talk that way a lot I when I go on on TV. I always defaulted policy things. I think that's what really matters in the end of the day when you're seeking to be the head of the American government you're seeking to enact policy that changes people's lives absolutely and the president's unlike the current one has to care about the policies and burning personifies good policies progressive policies and also from my perspective Very Jewish Yellow Seas. I I will say that proudly so tell me what you mean by that. So healing the world to colonel. My Comeback Talapity. I is such corey across the Gammon Jewish community. If you want to heal the world you WANNA stop climate change and reverse it if you want to heal the world. All you want everyone to have healthcare if you want to heal the world you want everyone to have enough food on the table and pride in their work economic justice these are core Jewish values. These are not solely Jewish drugs in many ways universal values but as a Jewish-american I deeply identify with them so to me the the values at Bernie's spouses that are clarified through his policy. Proposals are rooted in a world view that is intrinsically Jewish that resonates with me. That's that's fascinating on on kind of two levels. One because Bernie has gotten some pushback from people who wanted to talk more about his cultural chill identity to talk more about his past impersonal aspects of his biography. An who increasingly are there's been this push to characterize him as insufficiently insufficiently Jewish and asking him to do more to kind of unpack his biography. And then the the other Pong of a thing that exists is this. This is what feels like an intentional decoupling of leftists values from sympathy toward Jewish people or or rather more pointedly an association association between leftism Anti Semitism. That is kind of being manifested. So I WANNA talk to about both of those things. How would you proceed? First Bernie's engagement with his Jewish identity and then second. What do you say to Fox whose who are skeptical of the left as being a friendly place for Jewish rush people? I'll take the ladder when I because as you're framing the question I'm getting all these shots memories of people calling me a self aiding human. When I hope found Jay Street right now my daughter? She's had her brought Mitzvah. We belong to synagogue. I'm on Israel Committee. Leave me alone like and I got attacked when I went to Capitol Hill early on Jay Street by people saying you hit Israel and I would respond in in Hebrew like Ma Ma Ma Tomar and then they would just Kinda.

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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

11:05 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"It can find one well. The Guy who has the question is from human rights campaign and like Max donor to her fanzine which wasn't revealed? which is you know it's interesting? I wonder what planted questions. There will be tonight. Oh well they'll we should've added that to our drinking game. I think I think there is a rule for scripted witticisms. xeres there usually is but I mean someone in the audience who the candidate. It's not like Bernie's would be that guy in the you saw that Bernie video where he's just walking down around Wall Street and some ups guy just like passes buying gives him a smack on the shoulder friend of the working men. It's not fake literally just walking through. It's like one of the best images ever so they could have. Yeah that'd be a good guy to ask the question. Can we talk about your piece about the coup stuff or is that It's not like sort of an Internet hiding right now because that kind of blew up in a way I wasn't anticipating so all right. Well let's just just own it okay. You're already people are already trying to cancel you. And they've failed. They might as well celebrate. Okay so matt you wrote this piece In addition to your Joe Biden piece you have a piece that you released elsewhere. Substitute Group called in a permanent coup. Americans might soon soon wish they'd just waited to vote their way. Out of the trump era This got you almost in more trouble. If possible than your last piece where you talked about whistleblowers so tell us about this piece and what you are saying why people lost their minds even more than usual from your writing. Look if you look at the whole time line of the EH impeachment thing and it was sort of a continued continuation of Russia gate and this has been going on a long time and you have to think about it in the context of like what's happened since before even trump's presidency being I can't stand trump I covered him he's now lately ridiculous. I don't like Hillary Clinton and I went into the voting voting with voted for. Because like for all the reasons you just there's you can't vote for Donald Trump. But when he got elected the foreheads of the security agencies these Komi from the FBI the CIA. Chief Brent John Brennan The Dia James Clapper and Mike Rogers the admiral from the NSA say they went to trump before impeachment and they presented him with the steele dossier which that they knew was fake at the time or the they had had plenty of time to investigate anyway like a half year and they said were. We're telling you this that were you know you're not. Don't don't worry about blackmail we're gonNA keep it close this. We're going to make sure that the news agencies don't have a hook to publish this and then they leaked it like instantaneously within days so just imagine what Democrats would think of. The security has done that to Obama before he had and the only reason aren't flipping out about is because it's donald trump. Like if this any other instances where you had the security heads sabotaging present it. Before they took office. It would be kind of a big deal and then you add add to that. The constant string of leaks stories many of which turned out not to be true or defamatory story like in the next couple of years do were you know. They're putting their toe into domestic politics in a way they never really had before. That's all that's all. I'm really saying this. And that trump exactly. Yeah I just can't I just can't stand turn there just pounding you over the head with this impeachment stuff stuff like five thousand times a day. I can't do it anymore. I don't know how do you feel about it. Well no my thing is that It's not there's this like lack of emotional national distance from from what's happening that I think actually prevents people from seeing how to effectively oppose trump. And all these people who are constantly talking about impeachment ironically I think are in many ways enabling him and empowering him not intentionally but I just think that they don't know how to respond to him in a kind of clever way or in a way that gets the people who don't already care too care nats thing like and I do worry that You know there are so many avenues you say you could go to to go after trump. And they're really abandoning those because of the impeachment There's also the question that this is not really about anything. Nothing none of the lake man. Neither this nor Russia gate and wasn't about making people's lives better is just like this constant sign like you know. Investigation power struggle right. You know Washington you know power. Play thing I don't. I don't think that's the way you fix the problem right. Donald trump like the he was elected and the only reason people voted for miss. Google literally could not bring themselves to vote for someone else who represented one of the two major correct. And so I think that's but they're not looking at it that way like did his presence. He's illegitimate we're going. We're going to terminate it and I think that's GonNa find your I think that's GonNa fire up his base even more. Yeah it'll fire up his base. I don't think it'll it registers people who don't care that much I think that Yeah I mean and you have a just reading from your piece you open. I've lived through few coups. They're insane random and terrifyingly buying like watching sports except your political future depends on the score And I want. I'm curious about your coo days but we'll move nine nine hundred ninety one and rant and then there was There was a thing in Russia called Xerox affair were Yeltsin's bodyguard. Hard tried to arrest Yeltsin's campaign people and then Yeltsin's campaign people had the bodyguard arrested so there was a few it was a couple of days. There were wasn't clear. Actually who is in charge of the government so the Russians can they call that like a mini pitch. You know there was. There was a moment of uncertainty about who is actually running things. Three stooges gauges. Yeah it was it was it was it was kind of like an old school comedy And then there was a couple and uh-huh Becca Stan when Islam Kareem of who was the now longstanding dictator there he. He arrested the opposition party while I was there. Not Not quite the same thing is like ninety one situation but But you know the the this star when somebody basically refuses to recognize the authority of the executives right. And I think you're Kinda you KINDA SORTA have a situation like that where the four intelligence agencies kind of broke from the president which is why was people's minds broke with your whistleblowers because again they're like you were saying whistleblowers kind of by definition are Boehner and they lose a lot lose their you know their their homes their their work their jobs sometimes their families And people like what. What do you mean this? This whistle blower is being threatened by trump which he of course whatever our were being but again. This is the first time where the intelligence community and the executive branch are not in lockstep. So people just I don't think they get that So this is a whistle blower. But it's you know whistleblower with the backing of the people. The WHO usually crush was so it's it's like a you know. It's a confusing situation. That's why Elvis the part of the part of that story. That really struck me as false as all this own. Oh my God. We have to stand with the whistle blowers like stuff that's on tv all of a sudden. And it's the same people who you know didn't have time of day for actual whistle blowers org or on the wrong side of like the on thing for instance right so So that's that's all you know. There's a difference between is like a power struggle between two big institutional forces and what a normal whistle blower situation as you know. Let's just like everyone against exactly everybody's sort a pilot on a single person so you my discomfort in the last few years I with Russia Gate now with you. Crangate and impeachment stems from the belief that the people pushing hardest for trump's early removal move. Oh are more dangerous than trump. Many Americans don't see this because they're not used to waking up in a country where you're not sure who the president will be by nightfall. They don't understand that this predicament is worse than having a bad president. Yeah I think people don't think about that and they think it's like treasonous to say that Roy and I you know I get people in I I understand why people can't stand donald trump and they think he's like the worst thing. I just think that having the subtext of everything leading up to two thousand sixteen is that the intelligence agencies have been gradually asserting more and more crazy powers right where it's surveillance or you know the rendition in the St the indefinite detention. All those things right and the last thing we want to do is have them decide that they're going to get involved with domestic politics ticks and we've seen since the Russia thing started that there you know there are these partnerships with facebook and Google to you know to control like fake news right all that You know they they hold them into the Senate and ask them all to create a plan for stopping the foment of discord and all these things I think are are more dangerous. You know long-term right but you know I could be wrong as as you say I don't believe most Americans Oregon's have thought through what a successful campaign to Donald Trump would look like most casual news. Consumers can only think of it in terms of Mike Pence becoming president. The real problem would be the president of a de facto intelligence community veto over elections using the lunatic spook world brand of politics that has dominated the last three years of anti-trump agitation. CIA ASPCA backed impeachment could also be a self fulfilling prophecy. This is also a really good point. If Donald Trump thinks he's going to be jailed upon leaving office he'll sooner or later figure out that his only real move is is to start acting like the quote unquote dictator. MSNBC AND CNN. Keep insisting he is why give up the White House and wait to be arrested when he still has theoretical story this and Special Forces She's always repelling through the windows of every last Russia Ukraine Gate leaker. That would be the end game in a third world country and it's where we're headed unless someone calls of this craziness. Welcome to the permanent power structure struggle. Welcome to the permanent perisher. I have a friend who we knew an I knew him in Russia and the first thing he said about all this businesses. Yeah if if trump were actually were somebody like Putin. Then the NEX- snooze store you'd be reading of the guys with masks you know Kinda crashing through the windows of who are all people who had access to this information and they'd be dragged out there there were there will be an actual attempt to scare the people in away from doing this..

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"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"katie halper" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"Who are Legion on exactly right? I have countless screen shots of people calling Brie he on a joy gray who sanders press secretary White adjacent yeah. Nina Turner is Bernie Slave. She's a hood rat. The point is no one stands. no-one condemns the smearing Andy attacks and the vile attacks on Line of women or people people of Color or transgender people not to sound like I'm being to celebrate this year but no-one condemns them when two people at the receiving end our sanders supporters. This whole thing is are artificially nationally ranked reaons ridiculous. And it's just I'm torn because part of me wants to ignore it but also I do think it needs to be addressed and like put to bed because there is so there are so many people who buy into this myth that sanders is problematic and his supporters are problematic and there's a unique problem among sanders supporters. Well I think the problem with Di Down if if reporter stop talking but as long as they do. Yeah yeah finally really quick obviously nited states on the brink of war with Iran. Yeah but our response collectively to this is. We just wanted to read the amusing tweets of off Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. 'cause his his twitter accounts awesome. It's very good. I agree with about eighty percent of it and extremely enthusiastically there kind of beautiful in a way. A poet throughout history. The secret to success has been love freedom and justice is this. I WanNa read my favorite one. Can I sure one of the main objectives of the Black Panther Party Hashtag Black Panther party was feeding the hungry which did not sit well with the United States government and brother Huey October fifteenth. It's time to fight back. That's what Huey said. Two shots in the dark. Now he's dead now. Do you know who. That's quoting. No To pock to doc his cover of changes. Wow.

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