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Fresh update on "manchin" discussed on Sound ON

Sound ON

01:58 min | 48 min ago

Fresh update on "manchin" discussed on Sound ON

"Workers who do difficult and dangerous work have zero paid sick days, zero. You get sick, you got a bar against you, a couple of bucks, you get fired. But it did fail anyway. There was some thought that enough Republicans might line up to support this thing. Emily Wilkins is with us now Bloomberg government's congressional correspondent in a friend of the family here, of course at Bloomberg sound on. So we got one done here. The president today indicating Emily that he's not done fighting for paid sick leave, but that's not going to happen anytime soon for these workers, is it? It doesn't look like it. So I mean, the fact of the matter is that they just did not have the amount of votes that they needed to increase it and a lot of senators and members of Congress, a lot of Democrats who paint themselves is really strong supporters of unions and labor. So look, on the balance, we would love to give them more sick days, but we can not afford he shut down a rail in this country at this point with inflation being the way it is and at the end of the day a lot of folks kind of, you know, they were stuck in between a rock and a hard place and they kind of swallowed swallowed the pill and went ahead and voted to make sure that the strike didn't happen. You didn't just seemly enough see some odd bedfellows on that boat though to give workers 7 paid sick days. After you had Ted Cruz vote for the amendment you had Bernie Sanders vote for the amendment and apparently after both had that vote, they walked over to each other and gave them each other a fist bump. So it was an interesting vote kind of shows you the support and the empathy that there was toward workers on both sides of the aisle. Well, you know, on the flip side of that, I understand that Joe Manchin was the lone Democrat that voted against paid sick leave. I just, how does that play in a state like West Virginia? Where a lot of people don't have basically. I mean, it is a great question. It's kind of a great point that, you know, you have seen mansion vote for these bills are against these bills that a lot of people would argue, well, hey, this will help the folks in your state this will help the folks in West Virginia. And when we were first asked Manchin about it, basically he went back to an argument we've heard and make so many times. He said he voted not to increase inflation to not put hardships on the American public. He's concerned that, you know, if this rail did not get agreed to, that they would be just a lot of trouble, a lot of layoffs, a lot of higher prices, people who couldn't get goods. And just felt like at this point, too, that the Congress should not be getting involved in these union negotiations that there was this thing that was negotiated between the unions and the rail workers and The White House that allowed for that. Single sick day and he said, you know, we shouldn't be getting involved in this. You know, I didn't we didn't want to go ahead and support those 7 additional days. Unreal. Well, at least we got beyond this. We'll see if they can figure out funding the government next. Emily, thanks. We miss you over here. It's great to have you back. Emily Wilkins Bloomberg government. I say I miss her. Everyone else sees her. She's one of the busiest people here. We've got breaking news. Redhead on the terminal. Forget the special master. Trump special master review halted by court Mar-a-Lago fight. If you listen to the sound on, you saw this coming. This appeals court. This is the 11th, right? Vacating the appointment of a Trump special master. You know what that means? Number one, the DoJ can resume using the seized

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What Have We Learned and What Is Our Strategy?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:59 min | Last week

What Have We Learned and What Is Our Strategy?

"Says Charlie, this is actually a really good question. Charlie, what have we learned and what is our strategy? Look, a movement that does not adapt. A military that does not adapt. An organization that does not adapt will die. It's that simple. You must always constantly be adapting and improving. And one thing that we have to learn from is in Maricopa County, if we just all broadcast election day election day election day, it doesn't go well. You can sabotage ambushes all this nonsense. So instead, and I want to make sure I'm very clear about this. The ideal, the ideal way, how we want elections to operate is different than what we have to navigate. The ideal I would love to have a national day where everyone goes and votes. Voter ID, one day of voting, that's it. The way France does it, you know the winner by the election night, but that's not the world we live in. So if you live in Georgia, I would not recommend voting by mail. But in person early voting. In person early voting, go get your vote banked. We need the entire America first, the entire conservative movement in Georgia. I could tell you there's going to be shenanigans and nonsense and all of this, but we have got to get Herschel Walker across the finish line. This is the difference between the Democrats, having reliable 52 48 Senate or a 50 50 Senate. And with a 50 50 Senate, you're going to have cinema in a tough reelection fight and cinema with hopefully a tough primary challenge that seems to be bubbling up in Arizona with congressman gallego. And also Joe Manchin, who's going to have a very difficult race if he decides to proceed. Joe Manchin just might go become a lobbyist. Where it looks as if the popular governor justice might run Morrissey might run. There's a lot of different people in West Virginia that will keep pressure on Manchin. So this Democrat 50 50 majority won't really even feel like a majority.

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A Missed Opportunity for the GOP

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:18 min | 3 weeks ago

A Missed Opportunity for the GOP

"I had an opportunity yesterday to talk to quite a few people about kind of their take on what's going on and their take on what's going on is that is that this was a missed opportunity for the GOP. Now, it's not as if the Republicans are in bad shape. It's almost like, you know, if we have an army and we're on the battlefield, we have advanced. We have actually taken territory. If we have the house, that alone will allow us to bootstrap to hog tie to block Biden's legislative agenda for two more years. So think of the things that Biden got through, and there wasn't a whole lot he got through, but he got through a couple of big spending bills. One was the kind of COVID relief package and the other was the so called modified build back better that Manchin in the end ended up voting for, but the Republicans were kind of powerless to block these things. Why? Because Republicans, because Democrats control the house, albeit narrowly, they control the Senate because of their ability of Kamala Harris to break a tie, and of course they have the presidency. You need all of that for a bill to become a law. So what happens now is that the Republicans will be able to say neat or no to Biden. That alone is a very good thing.

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J. D. Vance: Tim Ryan Will Vote to Get Rid of the Filibuster

Mark Levin

01:46 min | Last month

J. D. Vance: Tim Ryan Will Vote to Get Rid of the Filibuster

"And I just want to be clear I think I have been to the people in Ohio to conservatives and Republicans I've gotten to know you much much better and I have a great deal of respect for you and what you're doing and how you're going about doing it You're up against the Democrat party machine All of our guys and gals are pouring tons of money into these races to try and redefine who you are and to try and redefine who Tim reiners who the Democrat is And then they complain about dark money The other thing I'm worried about is they're at war on the constitution If this guy Tim Ryan goes then he's going to vote to get rid of the filibuster rule and they're going to ram through everything possible aren't they That's right And they've also he's voted to add Puerto Rico to the state list He's voted to add an additional state of course Washington D.C. That's four new Democrats That's exactly that's 40 Democrats that's awful for the United States Constitution And look you really Mark you know this better than I do But the constitution is fundamentally it's the set of rules that govern how we do self government in this country right And what I can't stand about this effort to change the filibuster to completely nationalize our elections to add new states so they can add more Democrats senators They're just trying to change the rules They know they can't win in a fair fight So they're trying to change the rules and it's one of the reasons why this election is so important because look of course I don't agree with Joe Manchin about most things I do give him credit for saving us from Washington D.C. as the 51st U.S. state I do give him credit for saving the filibuster but look can we count on them indefinitely I don't think that we can't

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Biden Announces Release of 15M Barrels From Oil Reserve

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:59 min | Last month

Biden Announces Release of 15M Barrels From Oil Reserve

"So just like to bring to your attention, that the president of the United States who is daily does something horrible to hurt this country. It's a very sick estate of affairs. I must say, so the latest is, I want to get the release of, I'll just look this up. Biden, let's see, probably release oil reserves. So you have to understand, this is what this is the result of what the environmentalists, the this cult has done by having us go from net exporter to having to import from Venezuela, a police state, a communist police state. And constantly going into the oil reserves of the United States that's for emergency. Biden to release 15 million barrels. This is just the latest. He just did this similar amount the other day. 15 million barrels of oil from the national strategic reserve. That is for emergencies. So let me ruin this country further. That is how the man wakes up every day because he is a nothing who is a tool of the left and it would be no different if Kamala Harris from president or any other Democrat I could think of. Maybe Joe Manchin or Kristen sinema being president would be different, maybe. 99% of the Democrats would do the exact same thing Joe Biden does, which is why I talk about Joe Biden almost never. I talk about the left and the Democratic Party.

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You Cannot Trust 'Moderate' Democrats

Mark Levin

01:55 min | Last month

You Cannot Trust 'Moderate' Democrats

"They are absolutely liars They try to befriend you and before an election you finally see them before an election they glad hand you they smile they try to show that they can relate and then they go to Washington And they're in a social circle They're in a political circle They're Democrats This is their ideology Please understand those of you who listen to understand but pass the word This is intentional This is not a mistake There's no confusion I played you purposely some of the audio of Biden and Biden's top economic advisers stay the course this is intentional And you need leadership you're certainly not going to get it from a so called moderate Democrat on these issues Look how Manchin even folded like a cheap tent So called moderate Democrat Look how cinema forwarded like a cheap tent What's that tricks name in northern New Jersey mister producer Cosh heimer whatever his name is Look how he folded like a cheap tent Gottheimer What a joke Stan Berger who people keep pushing in Virginia Republican I'm going what the hell are they talking about She folded like a cheap tank They all do It's party before a country It's power before compassion Passing government programs driving up the power of central government massively expanding the bureaucracy They're not missing a paycheck They're feeling perfectly fine I am telling you ladies and gentlemen that's not compassion

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Sen. Bill Hagerty: The Challenges of Talking to Democrat Senators

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:26 min | Last month

Sen. Bill Hagerty: The Challenges of Talking to Democrat Senators

"Bill, when you talk to your fellow senators on the Democrat side of the aisle and I talk to a lot of Republican senators and House members, very few of them are actually talking to people across the aisle because there's really nothing they can offer that is worth a conversation. But do you hear from any of the senators from these blue states? I mean, Joe Manchin sold out his state for a promise that Schumer broke. I mean, you've got senators in Louisiana that are oil producing states. Do they do they even try to excuse what this administration is doing? You know, it's really challenging. I saw that today, Chuck Schumer came out and said, we're going to pursue notepad, which is allowing the organization of the OPEC states to Saudis the UAE to be sued in U.S. antitrust courts for price fixing. That's the solution to the fact that rather than pumping more oil and gas to make us more dependent on them. They decided to pump less. And he's going to be very tough. He's going to be bipartisan in terms of imposing that solution. But he doesn't mention the fact that it's his own administration that took us from energy independence less than two years ago to a position where we're now on our knees begging the Saudis a bit bigger than the UAE to put more oral and they're flipping their nose at us. And saying, you know what, we're actually going to cut back on it. We're going to drive prices even further through the roof. We're going to take your own strategic petroleum reserves from you and we're going to sell it back to you at a higher price.

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Rep. Kelly Armstrong Shares the Latest on the Continuing Resolution

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:35 min | 2 months ago

Rep. Kelly Armstrong Shares the Latest on the Continuing Resolution

"It should be the month in which your finalizing actual appropriations, actual plans, actual stuff. But as we've come to find out, this is, you know, and we experienced this, we even who we are majority is, we got a very broken appropriation system in D.C., and in a lot of reasons for that, but it needs to fix. A lot of stuff's being talked about now about adding on how far the CR continuing resolution is going to go. Give us a little bit of an update on what that looks like and how we can fit that in. Sure. I think right now, I mean, this week in D.C. is what I call a filler week. You understand what I mean. We're voting on suspensions. We're doing some of those things because the Democrats in the Senate are trying to negotiate whether they can get Joe Manchin's super secret top secret permitting Bill attached to it, and they've got 72 House progressives who said they aren't going to support it. Bernie has already come out against it. And at the same time, you're trying to negotiate whether the CR will run until December or potentially till January. So my guess is the permitting stuff will end up off the bill. I don't know how they get there. They're not getting a lot of sympathy from Republicans on the Senate side, permitting is something I actually know a little bit about, considering North Dakota and the oil and gas in the shale boom. I don't think any Republicans have been brought into the conversation on this. So my guess is by the end of this week, I mean, if I had to guess and this is just game theory, we'll find out that the permitting stuff's going to be stripped off, which is what I said when the original build back mansion Bill came to the floor anyway. You

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Senate moves to advance bill to prevent government shutdown

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 2 months ago

Senate moves to advance bill to prevent government shutdown

"Lawmakers are working on a spending bill to keep the lights on and avoid a federal stoppage Democrats have unveiled a new stop gap spending measure meant to lend over $12 billion in support to Ukraine while preventing a partial government shutdown at the end of this week both houses must approve some sort of funding legislation by Friday and lawmakers are eager to wrap it up so they can hit the campaign trail out of November elections The bill includes $2 billion in disaster relief block grants 2.5 billion to help New Mexico recover from the largest wildfire in state history and $20 million for water and waste treatment improvements for Jackson Mississippi senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia extracted legislation to streamline the permitting process for energy projects and pipelines something that was getting mixed reviews from Republican leaders Republicans also rejected funding The White House was calling for to fight COVID-19 and

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California State Rep. Ro Khanna: 'The Border Is Secure'

Mark Levin

01:15 min | 2 months ago

California State Rep. Ro Khanna: 'The Border Is Secure'

"Representative ro Khanna Democrat California represents Silicon Valley What about this border as John right By the way John Roberts is a great reporter That whole team is terrific Just terrific Cut 12 go Is the border secure I recognize their voices Senator Manchin and representing queer Look I think we can do more to secure the border but what that looks like It's secure but we can make it secure I'm sorry congressman how is it secure when 2.35 million people by the 31st of this month will have come across the border illegally Well there are more border agents down there in my view by the numbers than we're even there under president Obama or president Bush So but why is it not secure Let's have an honest conversation One of the reasons is you have employers here saying come come work for us Congressman congressman You have employers who say that doesn't answer the question Why don't you have a wall up there and why isn't the wall Built and why isn't the border secure

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Ralph Norman: Democrats Will Not Succeed to Remove the Filibuster

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:28 min | 2 months ago

Ralph Norman: Democrats Will Not Succeed to Remove the Filibuster

"On, the vice president Kamala Harris in an interview said, excuse me, she was speaking at the national harbor on Saturday in Maryland. And she said that she can not wait to cast the deciding vote to break the filibuster on voting rights and reproductive rights I can not wait. Thanks to obviously Joe Manchin and Kristen sinema, that has not happened yet. Do you see the Democrats being successful in breaking the filibuster? No, because I think Manchin is on record and sentiment is too that they oppose it. And they know that this goes back and forth between who's in the majority and who's in the minority. And it works both ways, but thank God they do have it because the legislation that she's talking about voting rights and reproductive rights. I mean, she staked herself out. She does not want voter ID photo voter ID. She won't abortion owned demand. She thinks abortion is healthcare. And those things will often America as we've never seen before, along with everything else that this administration is doing. And Kamala Harris. And then that's what she wants. But I don't think she's going to get it because I don't think how does Joe Manchin walk it back in reverse incentive? How does she walk it back? I don't think they can.

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Dr. Oz: John Fetterman's Reality Is Embarrassing

The Dan Bongino Show

01:51 min | 2 months ago

Dr. Oz: John Fetterman's Reality Is Embarrassing

"It's a Pennsylvania race in the sense Obviously on these citizens of Pennsylvania can vote But it's not I mean you could be the 51st vote on everything from immigration policy to tax policy to an extension of the Trump tax cuts I mean this is a pivotal race and the problem here is that this is in marginal differences Doc It's not like wow it's a Kirsten cinema Joe Manchin type versus that's not what's going on here You have a guide to the left of Bernie Sanders and fetterman who's never had a job in his life Running to be the U.S. senator who could be deciding U.S. national policy This is a national race Well you're into the reality of his life It's a little bit embarrassing that he would be the potential Senate candidate from the Democratic Party Forget about from the Commonwealth The Democrats didn't want them They tried to block them and they were one vote short of endorsing his opponent who was a more centrist Democrat but this guy said if you like Joe Manchin don't vote for me because I'm not working with the moderate Democrats I definitely am not working with Republicans He is AOC on steroids Bernie Sanders by the way of endorsed each other called each other the two most progressive candidates in America Once the destroy all private healthcare But I don't even talk about that Because the main issue that's come up right now is the fact that he is advocating for anyone who takes the law pretty much The fraternal order of police endorsed the unanimously because they do test them so much He went through at least one third of all prisoners from our jails He believes in legalizing all drugs and then I'm going to tell you why that's important in a second He once also by the way open borders sanctuary cities All of the predictable things He really drew mentioned was wrong to hold back Joe Biden and they should have spent recklessly billions more which would of course worsen the 40 year inflation in all of us are suffering from But in

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Adam Laxalt: Catherine Cortez Masto Voted for 87,000 More IRS Agents

Mark Levin

00:44 sec | 3 months ago

Adam Laxalt: Catherine Cortez Masto Voted for 87,000 More IRS Agents

"And she is a foot soldier for Biden Did she not vote for 87,000 new IRS agents Exactly You know if she was this great moderate then maybe you could count on her breaking with Joe Matt Manchin once in a while but no one has ever heard of her name which means that's because she never breaks on the big bills and she voted for the quote unquote inflation reduction bill I don't think that was even a debate mark that didn't even take two seconds She's in the bank Biden can always count on her Chuck Schumer Schumer can always count on her And this is the end of the day while we're going to win this race because people are fed up with the Democrats being in charge of this country

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Many People Are Annoyed With Joe Manchin

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:00 min | 3 months ago

Many People Are Annoyed With Joe Manchin

"Many people me included are annoyed with Joe Manchin. Why? Because Joe Manchin seems to play a now familiar tediously familiar and downright exasperating game. The game is this that Manchin tells his constituents that he is not an ordinary Democrat. He's not a Democrat of today. He might be a Democrat of old, but he's not a Democrat like today's Democrats. He's not a polo C Democrat. He's not a Schumer Democrat. He's a West Virginia Democrat, which means that he is a centrist. He is a moderate, he tries to bring parties together and he is driven by really West Virginia values. What's good for West Virginia. And this has allowed Manchin to be elected and reelected, how because he gets the, he gets the moderate Democrats of West Virginia. And then he gets a fair amount of Republicans who are, by the way, a majority in West Virginia, Trump won the state, decisively. And these are people who trust Manchin to live up to his end of the bargain. In other words, to be what he says he is. And mentioned then turns around and this is not the first time he's done this and betrays the bargain. So he holds out giving people hope and encouragement. Yeah, that's Manchin and Manchin is going to remember he's not a normal Democrat. And then at the end of it, what Manchin does is he cuts a deal with the Democrats. Maintaining his standing within the party and so here's this very influential Democrat at a critical time when the Senate is 50 50 and man should knows he has the power to swing things one way or the other. He holds out and then he swings with the Democrats.

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Poll: Inflation, Crime Still Top Concerns for Voters

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:29 min | 3 months ago

Poll: Inflation, Crime Still Top Concerns for Voters

"I do want to get into some of these poll numbers and Rasmussen has it up to date for us. And folks, look, I'm just going to be honest. Number one, okay, number one, it states that inflation and crime are still the biggest issues for Americans. But at the same time, believe it or not, Biden, old number to the approval numbers are starting to go up in Nebraska and hasn't today in their daily cracking, sit down if you're not sitting down. Has Biden at 47%. And why would Biden be afforded that? Well, you're starting to see a coalescing around Biden. Democrat. Maybe even a little bit of the moderates and independents. There's a few reasons for this. One of the big ones that bruiser Andrew had a good point about this earlier was that the bill that Biden passed over the weekend or the path he was on vacation, right? Because again, put him in front of the camera. I'm not even actually sure who it was to pass the bill. By nominally signed off and to learn 300 by the single page of it. And I'm sure if you actually got him down and asked him, he couldn't explain to you a single provision that's in the Bill. But they called it the inflation reduction act. I called the inflation corrupt. We talked also that who was it lobbying behind the theme for this thing, Bill Gates, Bill Gates, taking up the phone, making secret conversations with Joe Manchin of West Virginia, pushing to get management across the line. And why was this? Because this wasn't about inflation. This was a backdoor Green New Deal.

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J. D. Vance: 'I Feel Pretty Good About Our Chances in Ohio'

The Dan Bongino Show

01:40 min | 3 months ago

J. D. Vance: 'I Feel Pretty Good About Our Chances in Ohio'

"But now that it's over and you're up against Tim Ryan fake moderate I mean the fakest of moderates He is like Joe Manchin Pardew here Ready to screw America over in a heartbeat You were seeing a lot of these polls out there JD and the Senate race you know yours included some people have said oh we could be in a little bit of trouble I just want you to keep in mind these were the same people who told us Lindsey Graham was in trouble in South Carolina to Jamie Harrison in the last cycle What do you make of the polling Well I think because we are running against a fake moderate we can't take anything for granted Dan So we got a guy who is called police aesthetically racist and yet goes on TV saying that he's the biggest defender of police And his whole campaign shtick has been that he wants the middle class tax cut And he just voted for Joe Biden's middle class tax increase in the inflation reduction act So yes we have an issue and that we have an especially shameless candidate But to directly answer your question I'm skeptical of all the hand wringing that happens in political circles at this time of year You saw it in 2014 You saw it in 2016 It's like every cycle there's this group of Republican consultants who winds about Republican chances in November And again that doesn't mean you can take things for granted But I feel pretty good about our chances Certainly in Ohio I feel great And nationally I feel pretty good We just have to keep on hammering these guys on throwing open the southern border on destroying our economy and on destroying public safety And it's pretty simple Joe Biden's not a good president The Democrats have supported him a 100% of the time And if you want something different if you want to be able to walk down the streets of a big city without being mugged vote for us

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Charlie Welcomes Dave Bahnsen to Discuss the 'Inflation Reduction Act'

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:37 min | 3 months ago

Charlie Welcomes Dave Bahnsen to Discuss the 'Inflation Reduction Act'

"Inflation reduction act, the hiring of 87,000 new IRS agents, it didn't really get a lot of coverage. Joe Biden signed it into law yesterday. With us right now is someone who I really respect, and he's an expert of all things economics. David bonson is the founder and partner and chief investment officer of the bonson group and author of the book. There's no free lunch 250 economic truths and he just launched a free online video series economics one O one at von San dot com. Dave, welcome back to the Charlie Kirk show. Thanks for having me, Charlie. So Dave, tell us about the inflation reduction act. Will it reduce inflation or is this another orwellian curveball thrown by our politicians? Yeah, it's a good thing the bill doesn't have anything about false advertising because this is really as Bernie Sanders said. Absurd to call it an inflation reduction act. I'm not one who thinks there's a whole lot it's going to be doing to make the inflation worse because it really almost does nothing at all except for ad IRS agents. It's much more of an orwellian bill than it is economic. Even the climate issues, there is about 304 100 billion of corporate welfare to green energy companies, but Manchin to get his vote also agreed for more permanent approvals for oil and gas companies. So even the greenies in the Democratic Party proved to be a cheap date. It's really a disaster of a bill and the IRS agent issue is the primary thing stayed in it.

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There Is No More Republican Party Says Malcolm Nance

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:38 min | 3 months ago

There Is No More Republican Party Says Malcolm Nance

"How come you famously were a Republican? Colin Powell, Republican, what do you make of what a lot of people are calling the death of the Republican Party yesterday in Wyoming? I mean, Liz Cheney as was expected lost big. No. Yeah, by 40 points. According to Joe Walsh, was saying, this wasn't just the loss. This was a loss by 40 points. Her name became completely radioactive. There is no Republican Party. That is just a word that they bandy about now. This is the Trump party. And you know, a few years ago, there was a lot of talk about him changing the name and, you know, changing the symbol to a lion and calling it the Trump party. And you know, I would think that it would actually be, it would be in his interest to go ahead and do that so that we clarify that there are no Republicans anymore. When I was a Republican, way back when, you know, we were just to the upper right quadrant of the XY axis. Colin Powell and I God bless him, you know, in heaven. We're so far down to the far left. Now, Ronald Reagan would be considered a, you know, Joe Manchin liberal. So, you know, progressive. So what's happened to that party is that it is completely disintegrated. It's become a cult of one individual. And I write extensively in the book that these people have said numerous times, hundreds of times. They are willing to kill for him.

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A Rather Suspicious IRS Job Posting That Has Since Been Deleted

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:05 min | 4 months ago

A Rather Suspicious IRS Job Posting That Has Since Been Deleted

"So yesterday, there was a job posting that someone found on the wet on the Internet. Now, it seems as if there's a lot of enthusiasm going on at the IRS right now. The IRS is really excited. They get 87,000 new IRS agents that would never have happened if we would have won the Georgia Senate runoff. There would have been blocked. But the IRS decided to post a job opening. Now remember, the IRS has a weird and bizarre amount of ammunition and bullets. They've been buying up ammunition all across the country. The IRS is now posting jobs that says the following. In order to get this job, you must adhere to the highest standards of conduct, especially in maintaining honesty and integrity. Okay. You must be able to work a minimum of 50 hours per week, which include irregular hours, and be on call 24/7, including holidays and weekends. Okay. Maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life threatening situations on the job. Wow, wow wait, wait. The IRS? I mean, that audits people and tells people they're late on their taxes. That's weird. Continues. In order to get the job at the IRS, you have to be able to carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force if necessary. This is it right here on screen. This is on the IRS's website, everybody. They just scrapped it as soon as we and many other Sean Davis, the great Sean Davis, started the publicize it. The IRS then says be willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments. That's the internal revenue services new job posting. 87,000 new IRS agents made possible by kyrsten sinema and Joe Manchin and Mark Kelly and Raphael Warnock, the house has to still vote on it, but the IRS is now advertising. You have to quote maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life threatening situations on the job and carry a firearm. Again, this is these are the tax people.

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"manchin" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

05:37 min | 4 months ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"Thought of the United States as the world's sole superpower. But one way you can tell if you're a superpower is by acting like a superpower. And I think it's fair to say looking at the actions of the Biden administration around the world that we are not doing that. We are acting in ridiculous ways around the world. We show very little broad minded vision. We don't pursue our own national self interest. We meddle where we shouldn't. We don't meddle where we should. And I want to contrast our behavior with ruthless, relentless, single minded pursuit of national interest, which the Chinese are engaged. In other words, the Chinese are acting far more like a superpower than we are. And of course, it's their intention to become not only a rival superpower, which they almost are, but the world's soul superpower, displacing us rather than joining us. You may say at the front of the line. Now how are the Chinese doing this? Well, let's just look at the area of mineral acquisition, which is to say the Chinese know that their economy has been growing very fast. They are, by the way, themselves, the largest producers of mining, the largest miners in the world, the Chinese are. But they still don't have enough. And they don't have all the raw materials they need. And so they're like, let's have a plan to go get them. And they're getting them from all over the world. And the Chinese are doing this both through state owned companies and private companies, but their focus is on Africa. Why on Africa? Because Africa has a giant amount of natural resources to give you a few examples. South Africa produces about a half of the world's chromium. It's the world leader in the production of manganese. It's also, by the way, a huge producer of gold. It's got a significant amount of diamonds. Some people think South Africa has the most diamonds, but that's not the case. But swana is the world's leader in diamond production. But then the Democratic Republic of the Congo has about half of the world's cobalt and is also a huge producer of copper. Zimbabwe is the is a large producer of lithium. There's Guinea, there's Morocco, there's Mozambique, there's Rwanda, and the Chinese are in all these places. And what the Chinese do and if you think back now 20 years, the Chinese had like two or three mineral projects in Africa, they were like just getting started, but now they are in now they've got over a hundred massive projects going on to give you an idea of the kind of projects they do in 2012. The Chinese nuclear power corporation acquired a huge nuclear plant in Namibia. And by nuclear plant, I mean, this is mining of uranium that is used for nuclear purposes. And there's a construction of a giant uranium mine in Namibia. And the Chinese of sort of acquired the rights to that uranium. It's going to be the third largest uranium mine in the world. Here's another example in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Chinese have a massive copper operation going. So the Z gen mining group in China, private company, but obviously under the thumb of the Chinese government, a half a $1 billion deal with a conglomerate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. That allows the Chinese to control this giant project. And again, what happens with these projects is they need money and the Chinese go, yep, we got the money. So what the Chinese are doing here is they've got kind of a variety of strategies that are being deployed. What they do in some cases, they go, okay, we'll make the direct investment. We'll put all the money in. In some cases they go, we will build the infrastructure. In some cases, they go, we will do a joint venture. You put up half, we put off half. In some cases, they buy options, an option is the right to purchase the minerals at a future date for a stated price. So give us the option to buy, which we may or may not exercise. And of course, that Africans are like, wow, you know, we can't do all of this by ourselves. So they're happy to partner with the Chinese. And so what I'm getting at is that while the United States does a lot of posturing around the world in Ukraine and elsewhere, what the Chinese are basically saying is the world operates north not according to these kind of grandiose ideals. The world operates according to self interest. And the self interest largely resides in economic projects. And the Chinese even understand that in the way to achieve the self interest is in some cases to bribe politicians or they'll say toil African government here. Listen, we'll build this beautiful parliamentary building, so all of you have air conditioning, all of you have luxury couches will even supply the food, and so these African politicians are. There's something you need for us. And so the Chinese at every level are sort of, quote, meeting the needs, not exactly keeping a careful line between corruption and keeping things legal, what the Chinese are doing is putting money in so that in the end they can take money, but also minerals out. Some of us wish we could rewind the clock when it comes to our health, exercising, climbing stairs, all the things young people take for granted. Well, these aren't things that have to stop just because you

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"manchin" Discussed on The Trish Regan Show

The Trish Regan Show

02:01 min | 4 months ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Trish Regan Show

"Okay, we got inflation. We got tons of inflation, and you know what else we have? Even though they don't want to tell you this, even though they're trying to spin this one, you know, does it feel like a recession? Do you feel like you're in a recession? I would say most Americans would say it certainly feels pretty unpleasant. Well, we have now seen two negative quarters of growth, lack of growth, I should say, two quarters of decline that is the textbook definition of a recession, in my expectation, unfortunately, is that it's going to get a whole lot worse. It's going to get worse because if you look at the tea leaves, if you look at the handwriting on the wall or if you pay attention to what some of even the tech companies lately have been telling us, is that there is this slowdown going on. Coupled with this inflation, coupled with the fact that the Federal Reserve is raising rates at a record high rate finally, like finally, all of this is going to have a real drag effect on the overall economy. So what are the brilliant people over in Washington, D.C. decide to do? I'll tell you this. Any respect I had for Joe Manchin, I'm sorry, but what happened? All right, what happened to the guy who seemed to care about not raising taxes at a time when the American people can't handle it? What happened to that? I mean, now he's spend spend spend, I mean, this is money. We don't have guys. I mean, I hate to break it to you, but 30 trillion and counting. We don't have it. So explain the long-term economic fundamentals of this one where you can. It's just a bunch of politicians worried about November thinking well, hey, if we look like we're doing this, maybe we'll be forgiven. We don't want to give the Republicans any ammunition to say that they didn't do anything. Well, the whole idea, guys, is you're not supposed to do anything, okay? This is why private markets tend to work the best when the government gets out of the way, then individuals can make proper decisions.

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"manchin" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing

CNN Political Briefing

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing

"I hope that we will bring a strong bill to the floor of the Senate as soon as we can. If he doesn't have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let them vote no in front of the whole world. He is continued to move the goalpost. He is never negotiated in good faith. And he is obstructing the president's agenda. All I want for Christmas is a senator that has compassion for the American people and not contempt. We need his vote. So all of those who are throwing fire at him do so at our collective peril. So we have to sit down in January, clear our heads and our hearts a little bit. There is a path forward. Now, both Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, and the House speaker Nancy Pelosi have sent letters to their caucuses saying, we are going to march forward with this. There will be votes on the Senate floor Schumer says Pelosi says it is not acceptable to just leave the entirety of the president's agenda on the cutting room floor here and walk away from it. Now, the question is, how do they get from here to there? Because it's really unclear, and it does not look like Joe Manchin wants any part of this. He says, if they're going to break it up and do it in smaller pieces, this has to go back through the committee process now, not through reconciliation, and this whole episode begs one more question. Will Joe Manchin remain a Democrat? You know, the whole notion of whether or not he might be wooed away and join Republicans and make Mitch McConnell majority leader that was dismissed out of hand by all of our sources and by Manchin's people that that would not happen. McConnell said it wasn't likely to happen either. But these things change on a daily basis. And the anger and distrust that exists between the vast majority of Democrats and Joe Manchin right now changes the dynamic here. Now Joe Manchin said, he hopes to remain a Democrat. There's still Democrats that feel like I do. So I'm socially and fiscally responsible and socially compassionate. Now, if there's no Democrats like that, then you have to push me wherever they want me. But the political reality is clear. Joe Biden is ending the first year of his presidency on a very low note. Joe Biden is going to have to figure out some path forward. Some way to pivot in 2022 and it is unclear at this stage exactly what that will entail..

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"manchin" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson

MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson

08:34 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson

"Welcome to another edition of m p sunday at joined the poor people's campaign in west virginia in front of the state capital to march on mansion with the co chairs of the poor people's campaign dr lucille harris. Dr william j barbour the second and a couple of the co chairs of the west virginia poor people's campaign we'll be hearing from them in today's broadcast. Bishops barber pointed out that mansion is you have undoubtedly heard him refer to the bill back better plan that he's blocking as entitlement but west virginians would greatly benefit from this plan in disproportionately white west. Virginia's his bishop barbara said on sunday. The word entitlement is cold for giving stuff to black folk. But here's what. Joe mansion is costing his own citizens in west virginia by not supporting bill. Beg better. He's causing them. Seventeen thousand two hundred nine in new jobs. He's costing three hundred forty six thousand west. Virginia children expanded child tax credits expanded earn income tax credits for one hundred ten thousand workers without children. He's causing them. Universal pre-k and childcare paid family medical. Leave for eight thousand fifty west virginians. He's causing them dental vision and hearing services for four hundred forty one thousand eight hundred fifty two medicare beneficiaries. You can watch the rally from sunday across all of our social media. make it plain and the poor people's campaign and doctor barber's social media. All of that is available for you to see but something has to be non in fact tomorrow wednesday. we're going to go back to dc and in dc. We'll have a rally again. Joe mansion is not serving his own constituency in worse virginia. So we're gonna hear from some folk in west. Virginia right now and make it plain take a listen dr steele harris co chair of the poor people's campaign doctor. Liz how you feel about camping in west virginia and its impact on demand. We know it's having an impact we've been hearing every time we do an action like this every time there's a gathering or revival march you know it it. It comes out sped that he feels he has to make and so we. We haven't moved him to where we need to yet. But but it's it's clear that the people coming together saying you're not doing this on our behalf. This is not what the people west virginia. It's a powerful message and and to have folks today gathered in front of the state capital from all across the state. Having this message of of the the impact that it's going to have that it's already having West virginia who have been forgotten the poor the seven hundred thousand four and low income people of west virginia who have been forgotten you know through his forty years of political office in the state And who are are going to suffer greatly If they continue to cut this bill back better plan and deny voting rights and denied the wages And so i feel really excited and really empowered and really committed to keeping up the fight. Because it's clear that that this is a fight that needs to be going on. Now he is. He's one senator. making decisions. represented a small percentage of the entire population added states. But as we learned from how west virginians will be disproportionately affected without. Build back better. He's also representing only a fraction of west virginia. Well and the fact that around voting rights for instance that that seventy nine percent of all the people in west virginia including republicans including independence including democrats all support expanding voting rights. The fact that when you pull out these different programs with as the child tax credit or whether it's you know early childhood occasion that the vast majority of people here in west virginia want and are asking are demanding approach and then he has the nerve to to go back and say that he's doing this because it's what's best for the people of west virginia well when he when he met with the poor people's campaign in february and was talking to these low wage workers essential workers and telling folks that that they did not deserve fifteen dollars hour. That was more responsible and reasonable. Those are the words he used more responsible and reasonable with eleven dollars an hour when it would take twenty three dollars and fifty cents an hour in west virginia to make a living wage. You know the question is who are you. Being responsible to is surely not the low wage workers of your say. It's surely not the moms grandma's statement it's it's clearly. The corporations that that are are aligning your pockets And lining families pockets with In order to wealth when people are suffering in the state the second poorest state in the country and yet you can have senator blocking investing in the people and his reimburse. Those people in west virginia are predominantly white. So when he says we don't want entitlement said that's code oftentimes folks get people titles but he's really talking about denying what a majority of white citizens in west virginia actually need. That's right and when he when he suggests means testing when he suggests work requirements for these kinds of programs what that means is punishing poor. People that that's what it means and and punishing poor white people punishing black people for latino people but again yes. In the state of west virginia vast majority poor and low income white people who who who need their government and their elected leadership to actually invest in them and and and to to say that we live in the richest country in human history and to be in a state like west virginia where companies and corporations have been stealing from for generation to say that we don't the resources to to actually invest in the people to actually lift a load of poverty it. It's it's it's not just a lie. It's a deeply immoral. I and and what does it say you know as a faith leader. What is what. Are you putting on god when you say we can't do this because we don't have the resources to do it. And in fact the people who need it the most are lazy and crazy and stupid and to be blamed not just for their poverty for all of society's problems when it's instead those with wealth and power who lie abed bed late in their night Thinking about ways to hurt people documents. Theo harris coach poor people's campaign. Thanks always thank you so much. Mark more 'em ip after this message from china more vegetarian more fish unless less meat. Unfortunately where i live. It's really hard to find fish. I can't just go to the supermarket and get salmon or any halibut that i want. Luckily wild alaskan company delivers high quality. Sustainably sourced wild caught seafood. Right to your door. i can choose from. Salmon cod halibut more or combination of any of them and every month are different special to explore. You can adjust pause or cancel your membership anytime and they offer one hundred percent satisfaction. 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"manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

04:57 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"They give you a little weight. They're just. They're the perfect set of sheets to go with your mattress. So they're negotiating on capitol hill right now Progressive sources are saying that the dollar amount being brokered between the white house mansion in cinema has not yet been shared and they won't draw any red lines around stuff until mansion in cinema. Give clarity on their cuts that they want. But here's the thing progressive. Say anything less than a two point. Five trillion dollar package would be very tough to swallow. Mansion has said nothing more than one point five trillion dollars. I see i think that Mansion is way more interested in getting the green new deal stuff out of reconciliation. That is the price tag. So you give mansion a two point five trillion dollar package where the green stuff has gone. Progressive still got a big spending binge to transform america. they just don't get to transform the environment and they're okay with that they they don't really. I mean they love private jets sold about the money they spend and they want to spend significant dollars and in so spending those dollars mansion than gets to draft the green new deal and not a occ. He doesn't like ucla uc made him the issue. If you'll recall that set the stage here. Donald trump state of the union. Alexandra cortez the house progressive women. They're all in white and joe. Manchin is in front of ao oc. And donald trump. I forget exactly what it was says. Something about Natural gas in energy his deal. Union and joe manchin applause in alexandria. Cossio is just glaring. Added death stare at him. You'll remember this. And she tweeted the picture. It went viral. Her tweet of that picture went viral and then she deleted it because she knew it would cause problems. Joe mansion wants to show the little girl from new york who's in charge and who thinks in charge according to joe manchin man lives on but you know they had a bunch of kayakers paddle pass joe mansions houseboat yesterday instead of a boat parade. It was a kayak parade of hipsters paddling past joe mansion demanding. He agreed a reconciliation for the green new deal. All don't understand how joe manchin works joe. Manchin going to be bullied joe. Manchin is literally a man who in his campaign ads for the senate shot pulled out a gun and shot the legislation that was barack obama's climate change legislation said. He would pull a bullet through the green new deal. Essentially you really think he's gonna let bernie sanders be the one to draft. The climate change negotiations the climate with no alexandra. Cortez has been bleeding online and attacking him off. Joe manchin is gonna show them who's boss so they can do a two point five trillion dollar plan in. It'll fundamentally transform american ways. You and i won't like joe manchin won't care as long as joe manchin gets to be involved in the climate change stuff now kristen cinemas the wildcard here..

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"manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"That's why i think mansion is holding the see. I don't really believe mansion cares about the costs as much certainly cares about the cost. He is worried about inflation but mansion cares about mansion mansion does. What's good for joe manchin. Yes guinea body. Listen it republican democrat and their answer. Is that joe. Manchin has in this for joe manchin and if it makes joe mansion look good. He gets reelected. What makes joe manchin. Look good. Well screwing the progressives. Because he's the senator from west virginia but to in a coal mining natural gas state where his son runs one of the largest natural gas companies in america. That joe manchin started being able to write the regulations that oversee coal and natural gas as part of the green new deal matter. More to joe manchin than anything. It's not a conflict of interest. Joe manchin the company for his son does certainly gets money from but it's not really a conflict of interest. Joe mansion wants to help. Joe manchin and joe manchin was telling joe manchin not by enriching. Joanna that's what alexander cousin says thinks. Aoc is accusing. Joe manchin a beat in the pocket of the energy industry. Yeah he certainly gets money from but he's not there to write regulations to joe mansion. That's progressive pipedream. No no no. Joe mansion benefits by protecting the coal miners natural gas producers of west virginia which gets him reelected and it gives bernie sanders the middle finger as longest climate change and the green. New deal is part of reconciliation. It's part of the budget. It goes to bernie sanders the moment. It stripped out of reconciliation. Not only. Does it lower the whole package cost price tag. But then it has to go to joe mansion in hopes joe manchin. That's why i think. Reconciliation ultimately passes but it scaled back one of the core components. That's taken out will be all the green stuff because that's where most of the costs are anyway and then joe. Manchin is empowered. Now what are the other hangups. Kristen cinema christian cinema does it like the corporate tax increases. She thinks that hurts the economy. You get rid of the green new deal components you get rid of a lot of the taxes that would be applied to corporations to cover the cost of that sort of stuff. She could get reconciliation. Pass so i think. A scaled back version reconciliation with the debt ceiling increase passes. I think the bipartisan infrastructure. Deal passes i just think it takes longer. They're not gonna get republican. Help all the debt ceiling so they have to put it reconciliation and if they have to put reconciliation to pass it that means. Reconciliation must pass by october eighteenth. Therefore reconciliation is going to pass so that they can't raise the ditsy lead and if reconciliation passes they will pass the bipartisan infrastructure plan. That's how i see this all shape out. i just. It makes sense to me that that's the way it works. Because you're all about empowering joe manchin if you're joe manchin in for joe manchin to be empowered. He's got a show the democrats he's on the team but to help joe manchin. He's got to be on the team without cost himself anything and that is he gets to preside over the climate change stuff the progressives or being played a you know what i kinda think. They know. they're getting played. That's why alexandra qazi cortez has been coming out. Attacking joe manchin regularly. She hasn't really said anything about christian. Cinema other democrats in the house are attacking kristen cinema. But she's attacking joe mansion bernie sanders is now attacking joe manchin and it all has to do with the green new deal.

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"manchin" Discussed on Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

"Since being elected to the senate in a special election in two thousand ten when he replaced the late. Bob byrd joe manchin has displayed noticeable pattern. Whenever congress is in the midst of intense negotiation over some important piece of legislation whether it's on voting rights filibuster reform healthcare the three point five trillion dollar package. That's being negotiated right now mansion pops up on tv or in an op. Ed somewhere to say that. He's opposed to whatever. Democrats are working on west. Virginia senator joe manchin says he opposes the for the people act. I think it's the wrong piece of legislation to bring our country together unite our country and i'm not supporting that because i think it would divide as further. This earns them a day or two of media coverage then later he has a mild change of heart and suggests that with this or that concession. Maybe he could see his way to getting on board. Democrats are open to a compromise. Offered by joe manchin of west virginia mansions proposal would include republican friendly priorities like voter. Id and then. By the end he finds it in his heart to join his party. Joe manchin announced. He will vote with democrats to bring the bill to the floor for a debate standing in a united front with his party. It's become such a recognizable pattern that when mansion declared his opposition to the biden budget plan last week in the wall street journal he tried to get ahead of the skepticism that all this was just for show beginning one paragraph in his column this way quote for those who will dismiss my unwillingness to support a three point five trillion dollar bill political posturing now if you have to include a line like that in your statement no really. I'm serious. this time. It might be a sign. You've gone a bit overboard. Dramatically inserting yourself into too many of these situations but this latest one. I'd argue is by far the most important. If mansion manages to slash the reconciliation package down to nothing or tanks entirely democratic.

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"manchin" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

Politics and More Podcast

08:29 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

"A weekly conversation with new yorker writers and guests about politics. It's thursday june twenty four. I'm dorothy weakened. In executive editor of the new yorker with the senate evenly split between democrats and republicans president biden's legislative agenda depends on the cooperation of every member of the democratic caucus over the first month of his presidency. Biden has consistently run into a one man. Stonewall senator joe manchin of west virginia mansion scuttled the confirmation of near tandon as budget director opposed raising the corporate tax rate and force changes to the contents of biden signature. Covert relief bills. He opposes filibuster reform. And although he joined his democratic colleagues in supporting a sweeping election reform. Bill he suggested modifications that he believed would make the bill more palatable to republicans when asked about his opposition to democratic policy priorities mansion. Sounds the same refrain. The senate was conceived as a bipartisan institution and democrats and republicans need to work together. Here he is to cnn's manu raju going to make the place. Focus on what else i can tell you and you can't make it worse. I'm at work unless the minority has input. You can't disregard person it's not in the majority. The senate was never designed that way this week. Evan osnos new yorker staff writer profile joe mansion for the magazine. He joins me to discuss. How mansion has come to wield such power. the future of the filibuster and whether bipartisan cooperation is possible. Today's washington evan. Welcome back thanks dorothy. We have to start with a story. You tell your piece this week about a dinner mansion hosted in february on the houseboat he keeps stocked on the potomac. That was news to me by the way But in any case it's the most vivid account of read of the exceedingly tenuous democratic majority in the senate. This is one of those moments that kind of crops up in an interview. And i didn't really even have any the remotest idea. I was seeking it back in february on a very rainy. Nasty night A particularly meaningful night because it was the night after which donald trump had just been acquitted by republicans in the senate for the in his second impeachment trial joe manchin as he often does invited bunch of friends over friends meeting people in the senate to his houseboat. He lives on this houseboat on the potomac and he and his wife gail were giving people spaghetti and meatballs and kind of commiserating basically and he had jon tester democrat from montana and he industrial of this thing in common. Which is they're both democrats from from red states. And then susan collins of course the republican for main and that they all are part of this very little crowd of centrists and other having a nice evening he's mixing drinks and then they finally got up to leave and jon tester told me the story about him beginning to walk down the gangplank and as he says my feet went to the ceiling he fell down and began the slide and his foot hit the water and joe manchin reaches down to grab him and then he falls down to the two of these these gushers sliding down until eventually they stop and each of them ended up hurting himself. Mentioned broke his thumb and so on and so there was a it was just a parable in there somehow that That stands i think for mansions determination his real belief. I mean this is like borders on a form of faith that if you get people in a room over dinner that you can begin to breakdown divisions in politics and then running colliding with the grim fact of early the entire nature of what his is trying to achieve hinges on this slender Arrangement that is only ever one footfall away from oblivion likes to invoke the legacy of robert byrd who rose from poverty and the coalfields of west virginia to spend over fifty one years as us senator and the unofficial historian of the senate but in the course of your piece you make it pretty clear that mansion is no robert byrd It's interesting he. He's constantly paying homage to bird bird. Was this like you know kind of iconic figure who who could give. You the encyclopedic history of the senate and in mansions telling what he will say is bird believes that you must preserve all the traditions of the senate but the truth is that's actually kind of a very narrow reading of what birds legacy tells us because one of the really interesting things is even though bird yes believed that the filibuster this sixty threshold was of course an a piece of senate history bird was in fact one of the people who believe that it had to reform in nineteen seventy four. He was one of the people who created what's known as the budget reconciliation process which allows you to escape the filibuster then. Five years later he made another change to the filibuster because as he said at the time we cannot allow our institutions to govern themselves as they would have in the nineteenth century and so i think mansions kinda draping himself in birds cape but the truth is that bird actually believed as one of his aides said to me. Recently bird's biggest fear was the paralysis of the united states senate. And if he'd been facing somebody like mitch mcconnell he would not have been interpreting tradition in the way. That mansion seems to be interpreting. It all of this talk about bipartisanship makes many democrats want to tear their hair out. Because anybody who's watched the senate over the last ten years can tell you that. Republicans have no perceivable interest in bipartisanship. So why does mansion think that is going to change. I mean this is the million dollar question. Dorothy i think it's sort of this combination. There are sort of psychoanalytic explanations and then very functional political explanations. The sentimental fact. I mean he he really does apply in some sense his own biography to understanding the senate which is to say he grew up in a very small town in which You know as people say to me in farmington west virginia population three hundred twenty five. When the creeks rise you have no choice but to work with people whether you agree with them or not. You have to find a way to work together. And then the blunt political reality is that he is the last democrat in congressional delegation. That was all democrats as recently as two thousand now twenty one years ago and so he has to be very responsive to what conservatives in west virginia believe and want but but as a result he ends up constantly invoking this image of bipartisanship which just looks like a fantasy frankly to a lot of people described him in the often. Sounds like a guy who's kind of raising his glass for a toast at the very moment that all the other guests table or lunging at each other with their statements just doesn't it doesn't match what we see in washington so let's look at one very important people of the problem. Here mansion supported the creation of a commission to look into january six capital insurrection. It would've been a bipartisan commission. Receive bipartisan support in the house it had republican supporters in the senate but then predictably senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell announced his opposition to the commission aggressively ripped as caucus into voting against it and the bill died. So how does mention. Look at that. And think that there's any hope there. He regarded the blockade by republicans against the january sixth mission. As a huge disappointment and shock. He gave a gave a statement afterwards. He taped a little video at his desk in which he said that they will have this on their conscience and that they were betraying their oath but the reality is that has no political impact. Him just declaring. That doesn't then mean that he's going to then take action to prevent them from doing it again. And that's where a lot of the frustration of his colleagues becomes vivid because they say you cannot allow them over and over them being the republicans to prevent even the most elementary act of responsible government like.

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"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

03:08 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Means to an end. I need to demonstrate to the far left that this is necessary. No if. I don't demonstrate that. Getting rid of the filibuster isn't necessary. I'll come up with something else. I'm not going to change my mind. It's not like we're actually doing an experiment. Can there be bipartisanship on what. I'm calling a truly bipartisan commission. And we will find out if they will work with us then. We can have more faith that we can do more things together in future and if they don't then maybe the left was on. There's none of that. There's there's no concern about the commission. There's no concern about the process. It's just strategy. And it's because he doesn't have to care about literally anything any bill that they're going to be any bill. The theoretically be proposed. He is rich and mediocre and comfortable. The status quo. And he's going to be fine no matter what because joe lieberman's buddies are going to give him a job or give him money they're gonna protect them from primary challenges if ever gets knocked out. He's going to earn ten times as much as a lobbyist. He's going to be perfectly fine. Don't elect people like joe manchin where the quality of their life. None of it depends on what they do. Or don't do that's exactly right and that's what stood out to me the most not just about this particular story but about politicians scheming to keep their position of power. Because what's the whole point of having that position of power. I guess there are two possible objectives. And what we're seeing represented in congress overall is just this self preservation for profits for power for power sake. I mean they certainly don't want to use their power to change the country reform things and make people's lives materially better. All of the scheming that takes place behind the scenes is about self preservation job opportunities. Should they no longer serve in congress and in fact you know what. Why don't we get to that point because this is the moment the john's been waiting for and i'm sure you'll be interested this. So what exactly is senator manchin suggesting right. Is he suggesting campaign. Contributions to roy blood or is there something else at play. Well regarding blood mentioned appears to be suggesting without perhaps quite explicitly saying so that the wealthy executives on the call could dangle future financial opportunities in front of the going senator because remember. he's retiring. he's not going to run for reelection. Outgoing senator while lobbying him to change his vote. Senate ethics rules forbid future job negotiations if they create a conflict of interest or present even the appearance of a conflict of interest. Did we have the actual quote going. It graphic oh this blue on blue. Oh i do have it my bad. We don't have a graphic for it. But i'll read it for you. So he says roy is retiring is some of you all who might be working with roy in his next life could tell him that'd be nice and help our country That would be very good to get him to change his vote. And we're going to have another vote on this thing that'll give me one more shot at it so so for those of.

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"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

"This meeting and whether or not what mansion suggests break some laws. Yes believe it or not. Even in the system of legalized bribery. There are certain things that politicians could do that could be considered illegal Regarding money in we'll get to that in just a minute fit case i know but you think he's telling them of the a senator. Yes we're gonna get to that. I'm not gonna say what it is. I know. I said i can see you to read it. All right is bribery. That's all it is absolutely no no. I'm kidding all right. So lee sets it up. You get an idea of what the true objective of this zoom call is without further ado. Let's go to the founder of no labels this group of billionaire donors who want to keep everything the same group. That's pretty hard dollar together numbers with the campaigns but that's one dollars super pacs. It's things they don't control. They want the hard dollars and a hard pressed to think of any other group. That could raise that sort of that sort of money. Our hope is twenty million over the cycle with this group and hopefully keep doubling it as we go so we're waiting great anthony. I mean we're gonna we're gonna see what happens with this specs promote and we want to reward those people that it's just so disgusting. Okay so let me to code a few of these Statement so. She talks about hard money so much so it makes you a little uncomfortable. And then she talks about soft money so soft money. Is you know essentially super pacs dark money. Funding politicians hard money is individual donors right and there are more limits in terms of the amount of money. You can contribute as an individual donor. I think at this point. It's about two thousand eight hundred dollars per candidate so the reason why politicians like the hard dollars is because it gives you this illusion that they're funded by small dollar donations right and so it helps to deflect or or hide. The fact that a lot of these politicians are actually funded by dark money and hard dollars. I think give them an opportunity to just. I don't know make their image look better than it really is to report.

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"manchin" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"You are sitting in just america real america. Smart america free america. Having a having a drink you can have a drinking any of them going to be chattering about john. My chatter is amount of peace. I signed the in usa today which was saying he's talking. 'bout the worry in the post pandemic age about legionnaires disease the airborne illness that what they worried about his hotels and office buildings that have been not occupied that legionnaires disease comes from bacteria that sits in pipes so it talked about this guy who worked in. I think i believe is a las vegas casino. Whose job during the pandemic was to go toe to the rooms or there was a fleet of people who did this flushing the toilets and running the water in order to keep it circulating fear of legionnaires disease so i went back and looked at generis disease. Which if you look at this period in nineteen seventy six. So in nineteen seventy six in july. There was a a convention of the american legion in philadelphia at the bill of at stratford. Hotel and thirty four people went to that of the four thousand delegates. Thirty four of them died. Two hundred twenty one got sick and there is a massive investigation. Launched by the cdc to figure out what had happened and they looked at everything from the microphones to the toothpicks to whether it'd been antiwar protesters and it was not until later that they found out in nineteen seventy seven that this was an airborne bacteria but at that same time. There is a national vaccination effort that that is underway against the swine flu. Ford got the vaccination and it went. It went terribly wrong. Ultimately had to stop it by the end of the year. But we think of all the things we're going through and they are as singular but in the spring and summer of nineteen seventy six. You had these two vans that are very similar to ours at this current moment where you had an actional vaccine program. The president getting vaccinated on public on national television. And then you had all these people dying of legionnaires disease. It was just this kind of red hot period That was interesting to me. What's your chatter. I am recommending piece about the aclu by my colleague. Michael powell that i thought was just really interesting. Exploration of internal tensions at the aclu between their free speech docket and their other dockets including their racial justice docket. There was lots of blowback to this piece that i saw on twitter. Some of it from lots of lawyers and there were two critiques. One was nothing to see here. Because the aclu has battled these internal tensions before in the seventies in the ninety s. I think something can be recurrent and newsworthy at the same time and another critique was that powell hadn't concentrated on the free speech docket that the aclu wanted to concentrate on they had sent him a bunch of cases. Why aren't you writing about these cases. Why are you writing instead about various tweets from the aclu twitter account. That seemed to have a different kind of approach. And i mean look. Michael pal is a reporter. He gets to pick what he wants to focus on. And i think substantively it just made me think a lot about my own positions on free speech which are not purist and the aclu. And whether even if i disagree with some of the stances the aclu takes weather. I want them to be doing it anyway. And i think there's just this really interesting tension between 'cause advocacy for racial justice which totally can involve free speech defense. I mean the aclu has been defending gray mckesson in this in my view crazy lawsuit in which he's like he was supposed to be criminally prosecuted. Certainly civilly sued for his role in a protest. I mean it's great that they're doing that absolutely that kind of work on behalf of dreyer black lives matter. Protesters count as free speech work but there are other times in which like you know. According to the ceo us own lawyers they are not taking a high profile role in cases and doing a new kind of balancing test. And that is worth thinking through like whether you want to decide. They're making the right call or not. I thought this was like a good entry point for the discussion. So that's my feeling about that piece. I have to chatter today. I i wanna chatter about a book new book. I'm really excited to read. I just got a copy of may it please. The court which just former justice stephen briers first novel and erotic coming of age tale set at the supreme court. Oh dear the press release says may it please. The court is a sexual romana. Clay and the tradition of portnoy's complaint writing with the vivid seductive language. That was his hallmark. As a justice briar tells the story of one quiet but powerful. Man's colonel awakening. I for one excited to read it and leave. You heard about that book. I'm trying to decide what to say. I heard about that book. Yes i've heard all about it. It's supposed to be excellent. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of it. I can't believe that no one has written an erotic novella called. may it please the court yet. it's just it's out. There title grabbed. Well now it's now not any anymore. 'cause former justice. Breyer has it. My other chatter is about a fantastic story in the atlantic. Which i'm sure you guys have seen It's the best office return story. I've seen so far. It's by rachel gutman and it's about an apple so somebody left an apple on a desk in the atlantic office back in march of twenty twenty and just sat there for four hundred thirty eight days and rachel gunman went back to the office. You visited it. And she said i found shrivel but intact a biological marvel the most closely resembled an oversized dates. The apple had not used. It did not stink. It was still firm to the touch and sport a no visible mold. It appeared to have undergone an absolutely immaculate desiccation. How's it possible. This ordinary fruit was not after fourteen months. Plus at room temperature a puddle of future goo. And it's this great piece about why this particular apple didn't become a puddle future goo and i going to spoil it slightly to say that all builds up to her actually eating the apple as the photos of it. It's an amazing delightful story. I strongly recommend it. Listen irs you have also sent us. Incredible chatters this week to add. F s really glorious. Set this week. And i am so excited to hear from andrew gets who is gonna talk about mc west videos explaining ufo footage. Hey f andrew gatz from dallas texas make west has one of the most interesting youtube channels dedicated to the art of polite investigation has shown gives a fairly logical explanation for all the ufo videos using such things as simple high school trigonometry flare and glare on the camera lens and the paralympics affect he does short explanations. The recently released ufo videos and has long form videos as well. With detailed explanations. The long for many as with some of the military officers senate around naval footage are amazing to watch his interview with the luiz under who took part in the sixty minutes specialists really good. They've just polite investigator tagline. How do we get mic west on sixty minutes. I'm looking at you john dickerson. Cbs i really hope you guys enjoy these videos. Low the podcast. I watched a couple of the midwest. Busiest their astonishing. If you have if you have watched some of the ufo they quote ufo videos and are curious about them and you're just like what what is going on and then you watch these videos. I don't know if mc west is totally solve the case but wow they're super persuasive very ordinary explanations for what is being presented as totally mysterious phenomenon. So i concur with andrew.

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"manchin" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

06:19 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"The department of justice under attorney-general merrick garland has really infuriated people on the left in the past couple of weeks. What have they done emily. Baz basilan well so easy. And carol sued president trump for defamation after she accused him of rape years ago in a department store and then he accused her effectively of lying and said he'd never even met her when there was actually a picture of him at a party with her. So this lawsuit was filed in state court Defamation suit in new york and just as a team like carol might get some discovery might be able to go in and try to prove that trump Knew he was lying. The former attorney. General william bar took the lawsuit and plopped down in federal court and he had the power to do that as attorney general then a federal district court judge said that the lawsuit could proceed rejecting the arguments. By the trump justice department that what president trump said about aging carol fell within the scope of his employment as president and that as a president he was a government worker covered by this federal law. Called the westfall act. That effectively gets federal employees out of lawsuits in the scope of their office or employment. So the question was what was the biden justice department going to do with this lawsuit. What was there a position where they are gonna continue the trump position and appeal this district court ruling or not and they have decided to stick with the trump position and the reason is probably two or threefold for one thing in general the justice department is not excited about changing the position. It takes in cases when a new administration comes in. They're supposed to be doing something called law which is different than something called politics kind of like judges and it's not great when every time you come into office you just like change all your positions in a bunch of cases because it makes the government seem like they are just driven by politics. And you can't rely on them so that's one kind of overall global reason for this sticking with the position and another is just about like defending the broad prerogatives power of the presidency and not making it easier for presidents to get sued for lots of different reasons right trying to protect the president from this type of civil lawsuit now. The problem with that argument for me is that bill clinton lost a lawsuit a lot like this one in a sexual misconduct claim that paula jones brought against him and the supreme court said like tough year an office. You can still get sued. And that seems like it's really at odds with what the justice department is arguing with here. But you know maybe they're trying to limit that position and there is this kind of broader institutional way of basically justifying the position that the by justice department is taking here. I don't personally agree with really. But i it's. It's a really interesting kind of law politics. Dilemma i wanted to deeper this just want to note there a couple other things that the guard administrate garland justice department. They've now they're siding with some religious colleges in a case just trying to defend a law and not get displaced from defending a law that allows for discrimination against lgbtq people by religious schools. And also emily the administration at least temporarily had been going along with some trump administration efforts to to extract records from the new york times. The washington post and cnn of reporters and in fact even gagging executives of the new york times and cnn from talking about their efforts to extract these records leak investigations. Although now the garland justice department has backed off of that right. Yeah and then. They're also trying to prevent through. Lisa the memo from the mola report so going back to the jim carroll case i remember even at the time we talked when we talked about this. The first time being pretty sympathetic to trump. There was this argument while he wasn't working when he defamed her when he's alleged to fainter because he's asked he's asked by reporters about this case and he gives a response which is allegedly defamatory. And then she. She sues based on that response. I don't understand how you can say. The president wasn't working when he responded to these questions. You're the president when reporters asked you questions. You have to answer like even if it's not about the budget or it's not about the particular signing ceremony or add. If it's something else you were you were. Your job is answering requests questions from reporters responding to reporters and so it does seem to me that that is very much in the process in the course of your regular work as you're in your job is is responding to these now. You shouldn't defame people when you're doing it. But if the law exists to protect federal officials who are doing their job does seem to me. That trump would be covered by that. Yeah i mean. I think some of the confusion here is the like you are correctly separating answering the questions about old rape allegations while you're president from old rape allegations from way before you were president and i think that's cracked like he's being asked the questions in the capacity of having to answer questions from reporters like you said. I don't understand how this squares with the ruling. I was just talking about in the clinton versus paula. Jones case in which a civil lawsuit was allowed to proceed during presidency. I mean especially now. Trump's not even present anymore because clinton's actions weren't while he was president. It was all a question of whether it was behavior that was done before and whether he could be held to account for that behavior. Whereas in this case is a question whether you're being held to account for behavior while you're president while you're doing your job. Yeah maybe that's exactly right. I mean certainly a really important distinction. You're right but then the question is surely there are limits on that because if you're president and particularly this last president gave us a real life example of this if you use the power of the office while i guess the answer to this is impeachment but i guess you use the power of the office to.

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"manchin" Discussed on Majority 54

Majority 54

06:26 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on Majority 54

"Together and unite our country. And i'm not supporting that. Because i think it would divide as further. And that's just the mentioned says no that it's done. It's dead senator. Manchin came out last week against the bill Mentally gets bill but also saying that he will not he not weaken or side to filibuster to support the bill Writing in the local paper in west. Virginia he said i believe the partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening of democracy. And for that reason i will vote against afford people act. Furthermore i will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster and then he went on to say the fundamental right to vote has itself become. Overtly politicize jason. Does this mean that the bill is dead. H felt that way when i first saw this spread. I've been talking to people in america. Vote and it incident since united. And i don't believe that it's dead a few things to know. There's overwhelming bipartisan support. In west virginia for this seventy nine percent of people polled are for this legislation. west. Virginia i also the argument that partisan legislation on voting rights on civil rights is somehow to be avoided al-qass sort of forget the fact that the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments were passed on partisan vote and i doubt that senator manchin would say that. That was the wrong thing to do When it comes to protecting voter voting rights and election reform. It's important to remember that. Senator manchin who is now saying he'll vote against it that he actually previously sponsored before the people act in the last congress so you know his position has moved around on the so much that i choose to continue to believe that he has persuadable because he has now been persuaded in multiple different directions to date. Even though he's now talking about the bill itself it is still the case that his concerns are about process. It's why he's talking about partisan votes that's why he's talking about and obviously the process should not stand in the way of protecting the freedom to vote so we have to continue to push forward. Finally when he comes to the realization which at some point he will do. Maybe not on this issue but on another but when he comes to the realization that republicans in the senate are not acting in good faith. He's going to have to make a decision about whether he's more committed to an unattainable search for bipartisanship or to the millions of americans who want this and other things to get done and so our job in the meantime is apply as much pressure to the senate to the congress a whole including the senator manchin to make sure that all of the proper political capital and political pressure is in place so that that can actually go the way we want. When that when that comes to fruition it's important for people to remember that the aca died like a thousand times before it actually got passed on a partisan vote said that this is not at all impressed in it and people just need to keep pressing forward. There's always a way we're talking about the senate. They literally make their own rules. Which means those rules can change. And it's our job to apply the necessary pressure so that they including senator mansion feel the need and the opportunity to change those rules to get this done yet. It's also important to let our listeners know that mansion has still said he supports the john lewis voting rights act so there are two different bills here one bill for the people act is much more comprehensive and it has a robust changes to the way we re district to the dark money in our campaign finance system way more aggressive measures to prevent a lot of the types of terrible education. That's making its way. Through states to restrict voting in ways that are transparently racist system for the people at the john. Lewis voting rights act is a much more narrow bill that focuses on voting rights in the strictest sense and largely takes aim at restoring the voting rights. Act that is definitely progress. But it doesn't do a whole lot to stop a partisan gerrymandering. It doesn't do a whole lot to does do anything to get dark money out of our politics and it doesn't do anything really to stop this. Lot of republicans installing partisan officials to important voting which is my number one concern into the state positions or whatever positions in states oversee. Our elections doesn't do anything to stop that. That is my number one concern because my nightmare scenario is that no matter how much we win by. They're going to be stooges in these offices. Who we're going to overturn the results of elections and mess around with the ballot box. I mean they're they're messing with the ballot box. Ready from twenty twenty. They're still auditing quote unquote those results. So i'm concerned that this john lewis voting rights act is not enough but even that he says he was. He's he was talking about it. Like it's a bipartisan piece of legislation from what i can tell he is one republican supporting lisa murkowski nine more people to support this piece of legislation to satisfy his requirement that it passes in regular order. Yeah and i think it's important for people to understand a couple of that as you said. The john lewis voting rights act would prevent a lot of future bad stuff but doesn't go back and fix a lot of bad stuff that's already happened but that's still a good thing and it is a kernel from which we can begin to work so not to mention the fact by the way that the whole first portion of the for the people actors actually written by john lewis as the voter empowerment act. So there's a lot of room to work here with the political messaging to get people like senator mansion in the right place but either way if we want any of this stuff to actually happen we have to continue to apply pressure. If you continue to apply pressure on passing the for the people act. You're also only increasing the chances that you actually get the opportunity to pass the voting rights act again so either way it makes sense to do that and i will sail that say two more things one is that there's a great speech That ralph warnock made on the senate floor is actually his maiden speech on the floor where i think his last line was most important. I stand before you saying that. This issue access to voting and pre-empting politicians efforts to restrict voting is so.

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"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

"The republicans. Eight democratic senators voted yesterday by the way didn't even need it. They could have hid behind mentioned cinema but other six were like no no no. I can't have my donors thinking that. I'm actually with my voters. No i want to make sure your wages are quashed and twenty five. Make fifteen thousand dollars. A year working fulltime every day got their minds. That's what chris. Coon said allah joe biden. That's what both delaware senator said. Gee shaheen said all these guys. They never meant it. Your corporate corrupt senators just like the republicans. We told you. And that's exactly what's happening now. We're gonna take a break and when we come back we'll tell you about the daily wires. Mutual aid stunt and why was trash and we have lots of other great stories to get to so make. Sure you come back. We'll see you in just a few minutes..

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"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

07:30 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Only as a huge bill when it comes to voting rights is a huge bill in terms of getting big money out of politics protecting our elections against fraud and ending gerrymandering. I mean big money and politics is what's destroying our democracy and the republican party is aiding and abetting that donald trump is obviously going on as well. So mentioned is not pushing us closer to bipartisanship. He is doing the work of the republican party by being an obstructionist just like they've been since the beginning of biden's presidency now credit where credit is due. It is incredibly rare to see. Democrats hold their own accountable. It's obviously very rare. Progressives hold corporate democrats accountable the way that you just saw Jamaal bowman do in that video so he deserves credit for that and obviously bringing attention to money in. Politics is something that you've cared about jank So was that a relief to watch. Are you satisfied or would you want to see more. So my first reaction was yes. You go and unsurprising that it'd be jamaal bowman doing it. I told you was strong. I told you so. He talked about manches. Corporate agenda at never happens within democrats. I guarantee right. Now there's tons of democrats yelling at him behind the seats now. I don't know that. For a fact. But i would be shocked. If would you say that about toying corporate agenda. Why because then you'll expose everybody's corporate agenda which is a huge part of the democratic party but it takes courage to do what jamaal bowman did. You might not see that because you don't see them yelling at him behind the scenes they do it every time every time and of course the media and bourbon by the way was instantly skeptical. Listen you really representing the voters of west virginia. No he's that. Seventy one percent of the voters in west. Virginia say there for the for the people act including sixty six percent of trump voters only sixteen percent of trump voters in west virginia. Say no to the for the people you know why because it has anti corruption democrat democratic voters. Republican voters both love anti corruption. And it's in for the people and so jamaal bowman by the way. just democrat. Didn't run on any corporate pack. Money didn't take any corporate pack money so he's free to say whatever the hell he wants to say and it allows him to actually fight against corruption. Everyone who takes corporate money can't their their hands are tied. Because the minute they say. Hey mansions taking money mitch. Mcconnell taking money they turn around and go. Hey you corporate democrat. Aren't you taking money to oops. Why do you think. Joe biden doesn't speak out against show match. Because he takes the same money he takes the same money. So is it quote unquote. Good enough well look. It's great for a start and so let's give credit where credit is due doing more. Of course we do first of all. Where's everybody else whereas everybody else. Okay come on the water's warm. You see hey gemologist it and is is the world collapse know. Nancy pelosi told you that if you ever challenged any of your so-called colleagues the would collapse and you oh my god. You don't know how things work around in washington. Well he just did it. And nobody's world collapsed. You can do it too. And so that's the whole. That was the whole point of building just democrats so they wouldn't take corporate money that was the one litmus test it worked. Now let's get it going but in order to make it more real you have to keep on building pressuring keep on pointing out. It's a mansion. Protecting his donors not his voters. And if people back up jamaal bowman is saying then we can have momentum because guys the spotlight is important because right now all the media parrot. The talking point then joe. Mansion is bipartisan. When jamaal bowman puts a light of that and as he did later in the interview and say not most of the people in west virginia in a bipartisan. Manner are actually in favor of this. Act that he's blocking any during his corporate donors every goes. Oh okay and it changes. The conversation chases from lies to the truth. Absolutely i mean. I always think about whatever mansion comes up in the news In these types of stories. I always think about his panicked reaction like he was hyperventilating over vice president. Kamala harris traveling to west virginia just to rally support for the corona virus relief bill. He didn't even mention mentioned by name. Bright she wasn't holding him accountable but she knew what she was doing in going to a state to rally support for that incredibly popular legislation. So obviously he can cave to pressure. We just need progressive democrats to make him right. So maybe this is the beginning of that mondaire. Jones also had some thoughts about mansion on twitter. He says mansions op. Ed might as well be titled why. Vote to preserve jim crow. And what he's referring to is. How the filibuster. Historically speaking has been used to block legislation pertaining to like civil rights So i think that that talking point can be effective but it can't be tweets. It can't just be a few statements here. They're progressive democrats especially in the house. Have the power to vote as a bloc right so if they use that leverage moving forward they could get the same types of concessions that mansion has been able to get but they haven't flexed that power yet. They haven't flex that muscle yet. So jane mayer a great piece in the new yorker pointed out that a man should actually could get pressured. He got pressured by coke. Group coke brother's group and heritage foundation etcetera running ads in west virginia and then mentioned then clarify now he probably not probably almost certainly was against for the people like anyway because it exposes corruption and east corrupt but the minute. They started running ads in west virginia. He was like. Oh okay. i'll come out publicly against it there you go. You know what happened. I thought joe manchin was immune from pressure. No he's not immune from pressure. Anna's right dominica maharidge showed up. He was in a cold sweat. Panic and political funny enough hadn't had a good column couple of days ago where they explain the problem with joe biden and they didn't say it was a problem right. I'm saying it's the problem is that he's all carrots and no sticks. And so what did he do. He gave job manches wife position as you really wanna in west virginia carrot carrot carrot and slapped him across the face and said can do any of your agenda. But it's like okay. Sorry sorry you know why. Because he doesn't believe in his agenda. It's not really his agenda. Here's joe manchin. He's always agreed with joe manchin. So there's he doesn't wanna hit joe manchin with a political stick because he agrees with them and besides which even if he wanted to. He's never done it his whole life except against progressives he would never do it to a fellow democrat right okay and by the way are they going to get up and start fighting back. Bowman also talked about how this was jim. Crow newsra fighting words right a good job by mondaire jones and particularly bowman going on television saying what he said mentioning corporate agenda. Okay but in the axios piece they say a top democrat said quote. Progressives are getting restless. I don't think they're going to revolt. I don't think there's anything to revolt to man. That's just that's true. That's so so sad.

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"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

04:23 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Essentially get lawmakers to bend to their will as opposed to represent the best interests of the american people and their constituents and so the speakers on the call expressed alarm about the broad popularity of this bill and there's talking about various focus groups that they've done to try to you know i guess tailor their messaging in order to persuade american voters to dislike the bill to avoid supporting the bill. And so kyle mackenzie research director for the coke run advocacy group stand together told fellow conservatives and republican congressional staffers on that call that quote. We presented with very neutral description of the bill. People were. I'm sorry when presented with a very neutral description of the bill. People were generally supportive. The most worrisome part is that conservatives were actually as supportive as the general public was when they read the neutral description. There's a large large chunk conservatives. Who are supportive of these types of efforts and even complained that when they tried to use cancel culture narratives anticancer culture narratives in order to persuade voters to be against it. It didn't work. The participants conceded that the bill which would stem the flow of dark money from such political donors as the billionaire. Oil magnate. charles. Coke was so popular that it wasn't worth trying to mount a public advocacy campaign to shift opinion. Instead of senior coke operative said that the opponents would be better off ignoring the will of american voters and trying to kill the bill in congress. So what does this all have to do. With joe mansion right this is a meeting with coq back groups and conservative lawmakers well remember grafting is the only thing in washington. That happens to be bipartisan. Right so as jane mayer tweeted the leaked heritage foundation tapes specifically mentions how the right wing dark money groups. How a little fun pressuring mansion on sp one and sp one is the for the people. Act the senate version of the for the people act and brian schwartz. A reporter from cnbc said plus coke operatives recently met with mansions team on the telehealth stance. It can't be ruled out that they possibly spoke with them about the opposition to four. The people act and is jake mentioned. I think it's it's it's really. The most important point mentioned himself takes dark money as other corporate democrats do so. He's not only in touch with these coke back groups but he's looking out for his own campaign finance he wants to ensure that he protects the dark money that flows into his campaigns. And that's the reason why he's going to go ahead and not only vote against the reform but do what he can to ensure that the filibuster remains in place so the legislation gets blocked so couple of other important aspects of this number one. I thought that joe mentioned couldn't be pressured that we shouldn't even try is democrats suppressor joe mansion. That's funny because it turns out the coke brothers and the heritage foundation etc pressure joe and he gave an in philly. He gave an instantly then. They pulled the ads off the air. Because they're like high five joe manchin. Now you're on the right side now. The didn't need a pressure because he wants to hide his donors. Okay but it was on gratuitous on top but there's another part of hr one sp one for the people like these are all the same bill That is also part of the anti corruption. That they don't like i talked to harvard. Law professor realistic about it Over a month ago and He explained the best part of it is matching funds that means that grassroots candidates can have a chance against incumbents and another reason why corporate democrats hate eight so they all pretend to be which we're for democracy in voting rights. Let's clear because they they was they. Were going to pass it now. All of a sudden they had the house and senate in the white house and all of a sudden they're like oh my god Passing anti corruption bills widow. Really wanna do that makes you go out there and pretend that you're the only one okay and so not only other ten democratic senators That also don't want to pass it then all hiding but you guys wanna guess what. Joe biden's position on the filibusters. And if you can't break the filibuster you can't have before. The people let alone every other part of his agenda. You know that right now. Joe biden is in.

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"manchin" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

08:09 min | 1 year ago

"manchin" Discussed on The Daily

"Does not just republicans that have been roadblocks to progressive priorities in this bill but moderates in their own party. It could depend on this. Senator democrat joe manchin of west virginia now joe mansion. He is at the center of attention on this. So what does that was his objection to the same as what was holding the bill up specifically the joe manchin wanted true let was to mansions position seems to be that bipartisanship is a choir meant for his vote. The first and the most innovative one for him is he wants it to see more modern. Okay we've got to try to find some consensus. Why can't we work with republicans on this less make. It seem more of moderate centrist centrist democrat joe mansion insisted on narrowing some provisions to win his vote and what this crystallizes is the power. That west. virginia. Senator joe manchin has over this process and i think less important both what was the concern was the size of the unemployment benefit. He wanted his unemployment benefits down from four hundred to three hundred. How much was it going to be. How long was it gonna last. How this all ends is still very much up for debate. But the reality is democrats cannot pass this bill without senator joe manchin and he made this painful for senate democrats and made them sweat and greatest. Some real drama democrats have the votes including mansion to get this through the friday before the weekend when the bill cleared. The senate was very stressful. Day for chuck schumer and joe biden. Because they had to get him on the phone you know. Try to sort of get him to a place where he could get to. Yes on the final version of the bill to and one of the most powerful people in washington. Dc right now and they trim the unemployment benefit in the final version of the bill not enormously but they did the placate him and now mold add another four hundred dollars per person but three hundred as in past episodes when the role was called he took the democratic line and he voted for the bill. It took longer than expected but democrats did what they set out to do and they did it without a single republican vote. And if it wasn't for his vote there would not have been any one point nine trillion dollars. Wwl spell mentioned seems to be very much enjoying his role as basically a one man senate and here's wants to ask about the hell episode. I think the unemployment benefit issue was something that he seized upon largely with the idea of making the bill seem more moderate and see why they had negotiated something with the republicans. I'm not sure that it was a personal issue for him but it was something that he saw as a way to make this seemingly negotiated more. Bipartisan bill So in some ways he wakes up in the morning and says i'm worried that piece of legislation stimulus for example is too partisan or looks to partisan and so he then will find potentially something to seize on to try to make a little less partisan. That's the approach. I can bet that actors him. I think you know other senators. They'd probably echo a version of that in a lot of cases the substance of these bills. He's not super you know connected to. It's more just the appearance of the bills. Is it possible that bipartisanship to mansion is ultimately a kind of political cover. And what it really means. Is i need to buck my party. A bunch of the time to not seem liberal. And i need to make sure. My positions once in a while drift towards the republican side given the political makeup of my stayed and mansion calls this recurring tactic of his bipartisanship which sounds high minded rather than tactical. But it really is tactical. I think it's both a and there's no question that he recognizes the political benefit in a conservative state of being seen. Somebody's more willing to buck his party line. I think it's also true to who he is. He also is somebody who is more of a political centrist and has been for a long time. So how is that dynamic playing out right now with the infrastructure bill this joe manchin effect on this hugely important piece of legislation to president biden. Well this is part of the reason why you're seeing biden meet with republicans trying to reach a bipartisan negotiated bill. Because he's got to convince joe manchin that he made an effort he's gotta get caught frying. I love that phrase. Get caught trying to be bipartisan. Even if the republican votes may not actually be there exactly because mansion wants to see the effort made he wants to see every attempt to craft ours bill so the fact that these negotiations are even happening right now the fact that republicans from the senate are sitting with president biden and their democratic counterparts and debating. This and trying to reach a deal even if there's not much of a chance of republicans actually voting for this bill. That tajo mansion is the thing. That's exactly what robert byrd totaled. Him needs to happen. So is that enough for mansion. What he's seen so far. Well i'd be hit. He would like to see it. Reach consensus obviously. But yes and this. By the way kind of where. He differs with bert bird and a lot of ways was protector of the senate. But i also wanted to take care of west virginia. A lot of roads out there with uncle sam's dollars at he did that with mansion. It's not like biden. Could call him up and say joe if we do five more million dollars for west virginia broadband or bridges and roads cannot get yes if it was that easy. They wouldn't the sweat so much mansion is not going to be somebody who's just easily ball off with like more work for the state this was the frustration is that that kind of opposition is a little bit more operational for negotiators right. The joe manchin effect in many ways feels like profound inefficiency a lot of singing and dancing and theatre. That may result did nothing but a lot of wasted time. Potentially he would say his mental robert byrd was site. That's the nature of the senate. That's how it works jonathan. This is all helping me understand. Why senator joe manchin would be reluctant to do something else. That many of his democratic colleagues are demanding that the party do which is support ending the filibuster rule which requires sixty votes to get anything done in the senate and move to a system where a simple majority would carry the day and based on our conversation. It's clear that doing that would violate the traditions of the senate to someone like mansion. It would mean one party doesn't even have to bother to reach out to the other side and it would therefore hasten this trend towards partisanship that mansion lows. Is that how he sees it that he wants to senator. Remain the sad. At least it is is what it's supposed to be which is a slower in yes more inefficient body compared to the house. That demands bipartisan compromise. In negotiation now allow democrats believed that. Basically phillip austin has become simply a stalling tactic. Now and away this torpedo. The majority party's actual agenda rather been a device for compromise managing holdout. He is trying to use the filibuster. Is it can work from austria bipartisanship in. We'll see how that goes on the infrastructure. Bill will see if they can get it. The old cross party lines but in the meantime because mansion will not relent on the filibuster in because a handful of his colleagues in the senate democratic race won't relent a number bills that have passed. The house have been held up right. Whether is on issues. Like gone or labor rights because of the filibuster a lot about legislation.

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