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"mary mancini" Discussed on WLAC
"Good morning. Welcome to the Tennessee star report with Steve Gill and Michael Patrick layhee cold out there about thirty seven degrees this morning at six oh six AM while we had quite an interesting political weekend here in in Tennessee. And of course throughout the country. You know, I'm reminded Steve of that old saying, I guess it's been attributed to is time who said at least apocryphal be he said this at the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. And well, you know, it doesn't quite turn out that way does it here in Tennessee. The Tennessee Democratic Party which has done such a really abysmal job in terms of having any kind of. Credible alternative to the Republicans. They have elected they're they've reelected there chairman Mary Mancini Mary has presided over basically the uttered tobacco where President Trump won by twenty six points. And where? I mean, they have made no progress in the state house. They're very best candidate, Phil Bredesen's. Got crushed by ten points to spent despite having more twenty million spent she easily won Steve a landslide reelection. On saturday. She got forty eight votes to be reelected. Holly McCall who's been a guest here. The Williamson county party chair a sane person. Our friend got nineteen votes and third candidate got to. So the Democrats think more far left Mary Manzini is a way to go. What do you think Steve? Well, as I pointed out in the Tennessee star story the. You'll adage if it ain't broke don't fix it. Apparently, Democrats subscribe to the if it's broke keep doing it. And maybe it'll turn out different next time. Again, it is it is a problem that the National Democratic Party faces as well as the Tennessee party itself. You can't move further and further to the left when the base in this country is center, right? And in Tennessee, it is certainly a red state. And yet you've got the Democratic Party in Tennessee that continues to subscribe to the we're for abortion. We're anti-gun we're anti border. We're anti-police. I mean, you just kind of go down, the leftist socialist extremist agenda of the national party and just applied here in Tennessee. And that's not where Tennessee Democrats are. And it's certainly not where the swing voters the independence and Republicans that you might you. Wean over to your side if you offered an alternative and they can play. Well, they don't have the best capability that the Tennessee star, for example provides we got the Tennessee. The Knoxville news sentinel, the tentative guitars free press, most all of the television stations, the the national networks have MSNBC CNN and the rest the Washington Post. The New York Times the dearth of conservative news in the country is an issue. The left has plenty of platforms. It is not the platform. It is the message that America's not buying. And when you look at that, great swath of red from one end of the country to the other. And when you look in Tennessee at the great swath of red that we saw in county by county election results when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ran against each other. That was completely replicated when the two best Democrats they could ever come up with funded better than they could ever hope Kharaldine, and Phil Bredesen's the same three counties Davidson Shelby and Heywood were the only three Democrats carried in their state wide races in two thousand sixteen just as they were the only statewide races. Or are the only counties they. Carried across the state when when you had Donald Trump facing off with Hillary Clinton, they are at least consistent in that. They have lost the faith. They have lost the following of the people of Tennessee. And they're keeping the same coaches, and assistant coaches in place. We've just seen a wrath of NFL coaches and college coaches get fired for having poor records. And when they get fired they change not just coaching head coaching. But the assistant coaches, and yet the same people who've been Merryman Sienese assistant coaches along with Mary Manzini who've had a horrific record. The last four years are being retained in place by the by the democratic state executive committee. Now, I think the democratic state executive committee and Republican state executive committee don't necessarily reflect the values of their parties. Many of them are elected because their name starts with an A or a B because people get to that portion of the ballot. They don't know any of these people they vote alphabetically. And therefore, you get a lot of people whose name starts with a or b both the democrat and the and the Republican state executive committee. That doesn't necessarily mean they have connections with the grass roots or policy issues that they can advance. They're just they're just the extremists in the party in many cases as a conservative. I'm delighted with this decision to to reelect Mary Mancini you had the best line in our story on this party activists you said are thrilled at Mancini's reelection. Unfortunately, for her party, those are Republican activists what a great line well in Michael Sullivan. The executive director of the Tennessee Republican party actually endorsed Mary Mitzi before the election saying you hook how to keep doing what they're doing because it's working out. So miserably Republicans have super majorities in the state house in the state Senate seven out of nine nine congressional seats to Republican all the statewide elected offices are Republican. Yeah. Keep keep the team. That's broken the.
"mary mancini" Discussed on WLAC
"You'll finally some of the stories that we're talking about today we talked yesterday with the incoming house speaker Republican Glenn Kasinga and today, we thought we'd give you the flip side with the Holly McCall who actually ran against Glenn Katherine for that state house seat in Williamson county a couple of years ago. She is the chairman of the Williamson county Democratic Party and wants to be chairman of the Democratic Party for the state of Tennessee, Mary Mancini has held that position. The last I guess four years and Holly has said she wants to bring some new blood some new energy, and and maybe some new tactics to play since again, Democrats ran their best statewide candidates. We've seen in decades well-funded Kharaldine, Phil Bredesen's a lot of their self-funding made them able to really communicate broadly, and yet the Democrats full push for gaining seats in the state house in the state Senate provided a net gain of one state house. Seat which changed I guess the dynamic from Republicans having seventy five out of ninety nine seats to seventy four I guess Holly. That's that's your case. We're we're not winning and we need to change your offense coordinator, the defensive coordinator and the head coach. If we want to get back on a winning track. Like a true UT fan. Doing good morning, Holly. How to be here? How do you change things up in the Tennessee Democratic Party when the National Democratic Party keeps moving so far so extreme to the left? I mean, you've you've had Democrats win in Tennessee who were basically conservative southern Democrats. And what the Democrats it seems to me if lost in Tennessee is those rural and suburban conservative D'amoto Democrats because the the party nationally has moved so far to the left. How do you reverse that trend in one state? Well, it's not going to be easy. And you're absolutely right. I say if I do win, I will be no favorite of the DNC because their messaging is killing southern states. I think Georgia's faring a little bit better than we are. But I actually looked to the Republican party in Tennessee. Strangely. Maybe but as a model for success because growing up here in Franklin, Tennessee, I remember when Williamson county was not always read is it is it was more of a fifty fifty county and Republicans were very smart about building from the base twenty years. They picked off county commission seats and board of mayor and alderman. And here we are today. So one of the first things that propose is really going back to that grassroots like, hyper local grassroots strategy. But don't you have to have issues as the focus? I mean to me it seems that the Democrats in Tennessee for the last twenty thirty forty years, they were they were gun owners proponents of second amendment. They tend to be more pro-life than pro-abortion they tended to be in favor of lower taxes, not higher taxes. And again when you've got the Democratic Party nationally, and in the state moving to the left where LGBTQ issues matter more than farming issues. It's kind of hard to get those conservative Democrats back in the fold. It is and messaging is. Probably the toughest issue we face, and I don't think we've been focusing on that enough. I I had somebody reach out to me. They were very upset. They've got an Email from the Democratic Party talking about getting rid of co. Well, this is somebody from east Tennessee who works at TV a and coal is very important to their business. So yes, we've got the hammer that in and I think you're correct there still are many Tennessee Democrats who they'll still vote democrat, but they are pretty conservative for Democrats. And we've got to try to change the message to show that what we are care about here in this state. If not in Washington are people's right? The right for you to have a hospital in your hometown. And the right for you to be able to afford to get health care for your family and not just a job, but a good paying job. So you can put food on your family's table, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was considered a radical time. But I think you need to go back to that message of we're more about the economic issues and. Chicken in every pot. Holly. This is Michael Patrick layhee question for you. When will the election be held for the state chairmanship, January twelve so a week from tomorrow, this all goes down, and how do you I know how in the Republican party, you've got the state executive committee that votes, so you're really just catering to an of sixty to ninety voters are going to determine this not not the broad brush of of Tennessee Democratic Party voters across the state, and that's pretty much how ours is done to which makes it tough. I think it's seventy two voters total you've got the sixty six members of the state executive committee, and then the ex-officio house caucus chair Senate caucus chair democratic women young Democrats college Christ, it makes it a tough sell because I'm really funding, and I know people come probably come on the show, but there's a lot of grassroots support for change for some change, you know, Mary van CD defined person. But again after four years if you lose lose. Lose there's going to be a movement, but, you know, the executive committee seed one side, and there are some people who also won't change or very pleased with the way things are going. So please count me among that because I'm very pleased with how y'all are doing it. Well. Clip of that shopping around. Any race? Mary's got the power of incumbency on her side. And she's built strong relationships. And it's it's still gonna be a tough sell. But I think it'll be very close. We certainly hope that that we we have conflicting feelings here. Holly, you talk to us, and you're a sane and rational person and. But, you know, married us and talk to us, nor does her spokesperson. He just says bad words about people like us. And. So we're conflicted when we would be able to have you on and talk to you periodically. But we like how poorly they're doing and we want Mary Nancy need to continue. You said something very interesting. This is part of what I think is wrong with America these days like we've got to where we don't talk to each other. You know, I've got plenty of Republican friends, and that we do not talk to each other just based on party politics is a problem. And there's no way Democrats are ever going to convince people that we are saying if we don't come on your show, for instance, let other folks here so people get here that I am not some blame throwing radical. And it kind of makes me sad that you do not get talk to state Democrats more. But when when you look at it part of your challenge, I think Holly is is you look at the national Democrats. You look at the Alexandria Akhazia Cortez's who are getting all the limelight. Look at this new Muslim woman elected from Dearborn Michigan the leave who goes on screaming at apparently after telling her son the same story that they're going to impeach the m effort in the White House win. That's what people see in here from from the Democrats at the national level. How do you convince them that Tennessee Democrats are more saying that what they're seeing at the national level? I don't have. Don't have all the answers, and that's tough. And there are a lot of media outlets. Not just like FOX's telling one side of the story, but MSNBC and CNN they're telling the same story. So it's pretty hard to escape that. And that is a huge challenge. Like, I had not heard that she used that language, which I find appalling, you know, that's worse. She claims she was telling her young son that that that's what they were gonna do. She was just recounting it to move on dot org. So this is how she apparently talks to her kids. If this is how Democrats talk to their kids, and this is by the way, a woman who paraded around who's an anti Semite whose anti Israel anti-jew in on election night paraded around with a Palestinian flag rather than an American flag. Again, I don't know if y'all paid me huge consulting fees. Holly, I would have to tell you. I may have to turn down the gig. Because I don't know what the answer would be of how do you overcome letting Maxine Waters, and and to leave and. Alien Omar, and these others they are capturing the spotlight, and how do you convince people in Tennessee that y'all aren't crazy when all they're seeing at the national level is crazy. And you know, I don't I don't have the answer that we've gone through pay me a lot of money. I wouldn't have the answer for you. I think Tennessee southern Democrats have always been different for Democrats in the rest of the country. And I do think you can you can reconcile being progressive as I said, I think progressive values more about giving people rights, but the also the right to get healthcare, etc. But I think it's going to be tough for us to get that reconciled because you're correct people. Do see what's being aired nationally? And I got some calls during the cabinet hearing. I got a call for gentleman who said, well, I just I voted democrat before, but I can't vote democrat because I don't like what I'm saying on TV. And and let me be clear, I am a yellow dog democrat. I think I might have voted for Republican once in my life, but I do. When I was running for congress years ago in Williamson county that probably me. Sparkle..
"mary mancini" Discussed on WLAC
"Now, more of the Tennessee star report with Steve dill and Michael Patrick layhee. And welcome back in. This is the Tennessee star report. Steve Gill, Michael Patrick layhee here with you late night. But we're here we we make we make close, but we never does seven three seven nine five two to the phone number winners and losers. A couple in doubt throw out a couple and feel free to dive in with with your thoughts of who were big winners and big losers last night. The the Republicans in Tennessee in the state house looks like they picked up maybe a net of one or maybe a net loss of one, but super majorities retained by the state house in the state Senate in Tennessee, despite through the Democrats making their big claims of a Blue Wave, and they were recruiting more candidates and spending more money. Liberal extremists Mary Mancini and Mark Brown have have run the Tennessee Democratic Party into the ground. And I was doing channel to last night with Bruce Dobie, and he was shell shocked by the numbers, the margin that Bresson and Kharaldine got defeated. Just absolutely drubbed. And how do you set up? A forward movement for the Democratic Party in Tennessee. The left is going to say, we ran moderates and see what happened and the is they ran moderates with Tennessee's conservative, and the Tennessee Democratic Party is apparently gonna move even more socialist to the left which will not bode well for Tennessee Democrats, or for the state of Tennessee, y'all have a competitive two party system. If you're going to bring out the best in the political arena, and the Democrats have just vacated the field as we saw those numbers. So for for Glenn Kasinga who was a driving force for for the house. They lost Eddie Smith over Knoxville lost Gloria Johnson in a in a race. They've been going back and forth. And it's been it's been close. Every time. Tommy Vallejo's did not win up in in the Clarksville area. Clarksville is turning a little bit more blue than I think a lot of folks would would like, and they did not pick up that one coach bird in western ac-, prevailed one the Democrats left they were going to pick that seat up. Craig fitzhugh vacating his seat to run for governor Republicans picked up. That one. So the Republican supermajority rains in in effect, and Glenn Kasinga Robin Smith and their team. Did did a great job. We'll talk more about polling and pollsters got absolutely obliterated here. Tennessee east Tennessee State university middle Tennessee State university. Vanderbilt polls built so far off the Mark awful. Again, what they need to just disband their minds department in the polling business. They could focus all their the resources on maybe football at vandy instead seven three seven nine five two two other big loser. By the way, Taylor swift yet another man she picks turns out to be a disappointment seven three seven nine five two. Let's go to next Wayne, you're on the Tennessee star report with Steve Geller, Michael Patrick layhee. Hi, guys. I haven't even heard this soft on the national level. But I'm Anne how many Republican congressman retired and did not run with forty something was about forty which opened up a lot of open seats in districts that were lean blue or that Hillary Clinton had carried. That's why the it was almost a guarantee that the Democrats were going to pick up the Twenty-three they needed just because we had vacated seats that we could not hang onto as Republicans in districts that that they were going to pick up. Here's the good news, though, two years from now with Nancy Pelosi in Maxine Waters in the nitwit crazy loonies running their show. I think you'll get a forty to fifty seat. Swing back with Donald Trump on the ballot. And today and tomorrow, I may take today off in the next couple of days. I wanna go through those house seats that the Democrats one where are the ones that they won by two points or less, and that's the twenty or thirty Republicans need start targeting about Thursday. Yeah. You know, you look at the power historically of the incumbent, and it's more done. No matter who it is where you are. So those forty stayed in it in ruin yeah. We took some losses, but they only they only gain a majority by three votes for three feet. So Republicans probably have hung on had all of those people not retired for whatever reason. But so it's really not it's clearly not a referendum against President Trump is just the fact that so many Republicans stepped down at this election. That's really the issue. But that's not going to be talked about it. They don't claim victory if they credit and. When it wasn't deserving. Donald Trump carried the day. There would have been a serious Blue Wave if Donald Trump had not gone out and made the election about Donald Trump. That's how Republicans picked up seats in the Senate. It's how they they reduced the number of seats that the Democrats took they're gonna end up about thirty three thirty four net gain. So they're gonna have about a twenty point gap with ten ten more than they need to surpass the to eighteen or so so they're going to have a small minority and keep in mind, you have about twenty five Democrats who've said they're not gonna vote for Nancy Pelosi. So is the first thing they do when they go to Washington prove themselves to be liars or do they go to Washington and improved a Nancy Pelosi? They can't be counted. Upon either way, it's not a good move for them. I'll tell you when the other big losers Wayne Republicans lost a lot of governors races and the governor's races. They should have one. Now, where we're Donald Trump went in like, Georgia, and Florida and other states he saved the day looks. Like Republicans may pick up Connecticut, which would be a huge win. But lost seats Ohio was a big win. Because as you looked at twenty twenty that matters but Republicans lost congressional or lost governors races. Do you know who was running the Republican congressional or the Republican governors campaign nationally? Bill Hasler Bill has lem. You know, he's the one that helped us take it in the shorts in those governor's races. His campaign team didn't do what what should have been done to win. Those governor's races. Positive things. Jane was.