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Fresh update on "mccarthy" discussed on Mark Levin
"We're here with senator Mike Braun, who is very concerned about the fiscal state of the country. Of senator, what typically happens here and I've been around long enough and you have is you're faced with an omnibus bill, which is several thousand pages long, all kinds of stuff snuck in there. And you're given 12 hours or 36 hours to vote up or down. There have been no regular order committee hearings, most senators really aren't sure what's in it. They hand it to their staff to try and figure it out. Or the government is going to quote unquote shut down. Isn't that pretty much the way this works typically? It's exactly the way it works and sad thing is instead of getting better over time markets gotten worse and four years I've been here because think about it. Those committees, especially the budget committee, should be working as of October 1st of the new fiscal year. And of course, that would have started back in October of 21. And here we get to September 30th, the 22, and it's now standard operating procedure to do nothing. I'm an appropriator as well, which would be how you actually flesh out the spending bills of what goes into the omnibus. And there are at least 20 to 24 of us on that committee split between both sides of the aisle. And we don't even meet. So this all gets done behind closed doors. By the two main appropriators, that's Richard Sheldon, pat Lee from Vermont, retiring. And the leaders of the chambers. So it's dropped into a regular senator's lap, yes, with maybe a few days to look at it. All kinds of junk injected into it. And it's either thumbs up or thumbs down. So I voted against every one of them since I've been here. I vote against all the bills that don't go through the proper vetting that have a fiscal or spending to it, even on policy I like because until we change it, we're going to just keep piling more and more debt on future generations. Sad thing is this year. There are even wanting to do it prior to in this current existing Congress. I mean, we just won the house and slammed margin. And Alice McCarthy has come out and said, hey, don't do an omnibus bill. Wait until we can get our fingerprint on it. Otherwise, it'll be a going away present for Nancy Pelosi. I don't think I've ever seen anything like this. Why would the Republicans in the Senate agree to work with the radical leftists in their other party and work with Nancy Pelosi to get around the Republican unless they want to spend a hell of a lot of money and cradle hell of a lot of debt as well? Well, that's the reason and the thing is loaded up with pork earmarks, which had been gone for ten years and sadly the house with many Republicans voting for it brought it back last year. The Senate made optional. So not only do you get a lot of bills that never could make it through committee that if they get the stamp of approval from this behind the scenes process, get dumped into these big bills, like the NDAA, which is the defense portion of appropriations, I generally vote against that as well. And I think it's the most important thing we do. But they do know budgeting. They do know audits. They recently did an audit on their assets, which are supposed to be 3.5 trillion. Imagine that in the Defense Department and they could only physically locate 39% of them. It's that kind of just gross negligence and stuff you hear and you wonder why the American public is getting fed up. Now, control of the House of Representatives has shifted from one party to another 5 times since 1954. In none of those cases has the lame duck Congress passed a in omnibus bill. It's always at least traditionally in that of respect for the voter, it's always waited. It's always waited for the new party to come in, and it appears to me they're scheming going on as we just discussed. To try and get it done now, which means the House of Representatives wouldn't actually be voting on a budget for about a year. The new house. That is true. That is true. And technically, they're talking about this to be done within the fiscal year. You're talking about as well. So that's the other thing you got to keep in mind. It's gotten so bad over time that this gets bumped into the actual new fiscal year and not where they're supposed to be doing it, waiting until that new fiscal year begins with a year to work on it. So it's gotten really weird in both cases and the fact is most are okay with it because they get to inject their own pork in there. The earmarks that total probably really chump change, I guess, when you look at the full Bill, but it's the symbolism of it. 14 to 15 billion split between the Senate and the House and the two biggest ear markers would have been the two appropriators, Richard Shelby, and pat Leahy. So it's got all that kind of built in lack of transparency and really just poor process and we end up with this. Now there's some rumors senator and you don't have to confirm or deny that you might be interested in being governor Indiana that you're kind of tired of this yourself. Is that rumor, a rational rumor? Well, I have laid the groundwork to do it. And I'm actually going to make that public announcement here soon. So when I came here, Mark, I worked my tail off to become a senator and have been trying to weigh in on fiscal staff. Do things like we do here in Indiana. We have balanced budgets. We have rainy day funds. You don't need term limits because you're held accountable by your voters. But it's going to get worse in D.C. before it gets better. And I do believe that the states that run themselves well, the federal system we have, that will be the Salvation of the country, and then maybe some of that will rub off some day when you get enough political will in D.C. after you do get term limits. And get a different kind of politician in there. Most of them we got now market been gearing to become a senator from the moment they got out of law school. They get into the farm system of politics. And I don't know that we send the cream of the crop out to D.C.
Rep. Jim Jordan: McCarthy Wants the Facts on Biden Business Dealings
"Kevin McCarthy told you that when you're trimmed to the judiciary committee you are free to pursue these investigations as you see fit It sure has and I'll tell you one thing too So a couple of weeks ago our good friend and colleague Jamie comer called a press conference where he talked about he wants to see these a 150 suspicious activity reports on Hunter Biden Here's what we're going to do And literally after that meeting leader McCarthy puts out a tweet and says we're going to get this stuff done because the American people deserve the truth and the first step in stopping this garbage from happening in the future with the DoJ and other places the first step is always to expose it and that is part of our duty We have never had a leader who took that kind of aggressive position on making sure the country gets the facts on important matters like what happened with the Biden business operation
Fresh update on "mccarthy" discussed on Mark Levin
"Brittany griner was released over ex marine Paul well. The choice became to either bring Britney home or no one. White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre said, while in is being treated differently due to totally illegitimate charges leveled against him by the Russians, he was arrested in Russia in 2018 on spying charges which he denies President Biden this morning announcing griner was returning to the U.S. after spending ten months in Russian custody in exchange for arms dealer Victor boot. Meantime, Republicans are criticizing Biden for freeing a Russian arms dealer as part of a prisoner swap for Brittany griner. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy said Russia's president benefits the most. Think about the exchange here. The merchant of death for a WNBA star who was picked up for marijuana. What a victory for Putin. He also called out President Biden for failing to strike a deal to release Paul whalen from Russian custody, calling it unconscionable. The sister of Paul weyland says the president promised he will keep working to get her brother out of Russian custody, but Elizabeth Whelan says nothing concrete is yet on the table. I wish there was a timeline. I wish I knew when Paul would be home. I can't imagine what he's going through. And he's being extremely courageous under the circumstances. She says she was happy to hear Brittany granite was released, but she dearly misses her brother. Back here, firefighters rescuing two people after they fell through stories down an elevator shaft at a Target Store in The Bronx this morning, a worker at target was escorting a 16 year old out of the store when a fight broke out between the two and during the scuffle they bumped into the elevated doors, which opened and they both fell down the shaft. First responders say it was touch and go
Rep. Jim Jordan: What's the Republican Agenda in Senate?
"Talk about this leadership situation that's going on And just as one American I'm very concerned about where the Senate is going and what the Republicans are doing in the Senate Trying to negotiate a massive spending bill even though they might fail voting against religious liberty and pretending it's about marriage And now talking about legalization and Amnesty for millions and millions of illegal aliens where we have this horrific problem on the border and we have no affirmative agenda And so as long as this battle goes on in the house where you have what I call 5 kamikaze Republicans who really do not have a plan B and if this plays out May 1 up getting a moderate or even a Democrat a speaker there's nobody there to speak for us There's no committee being prepared to do what a committee needs to do Jim Jordan what would you say to your fellow Republicans Well there are good guys in the Republicans and their friends but I would say this This past week you saw leader McCarthy go to The White House tell the president tell Chuck Schumer that we got to get rid of this vaccine mandate come out in a week later that has happened So that's how you're supposed to come together You have a leader who goes and fights for something We've been talking about you've been talking about Mark So many conservatives have been talking about and you went on it and then you tell them you know what Next year when we do this bill we're going to make sure every one of these military guys who wants to get reinstated that they get back pay and then we're coming after all the woke below you're doing at our military academies and up and down the military That's what you do That's how it works and you have that when you unite and you fight for the things we told the voters we're going to fight for and the things they put us in office to fight for So that's what I would point to And that's what I'm telling all my colleagues that's what we have to do And we just saw it play out in the last 8 days
Fresh update on "mccarthy" discussed on Mark Levin
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Kevin McCarthy's Bid for House Speaker May Really Be in Peril
"Allies of Kevin McCarthy and poor GOP holdouts to back him for speaker. Now, this is something worthy of your time and attention. Call up your Republican congressperson, say, would you please get Kevin McCarthy into the speaker's chair immediately? And we're going to slap around forever. Everyone who opposes it. There are banished from this show. You'll never hear a good word. Now, they might be posturing right now. And I don't know who's going to vote against him in round one. But if they screw this up, they're costing momentum. They're costing us time. Kevin McCarthy is going to be the speaker. He's going to be a very good speaker. He's a great leader in California and a great minority leader. He's going to be a great speaker. And people are screwing with him. There are 222 Republicans and a handful of them between two and 8 are screwing around with them. And those two and 8 people should be exiled. If they end up screwing this up, they should just be exiled from our roles. And I mean, from the roles of conservative media, they should not be on Fox. They should not be on the Hugh Hewitt show. They should not get your money. They should never get your time attention or favorable because they are screwing up the transition of power. We are actually better off than we were at the start of 2020, even though we have lost the Senate 51 to 49 and we had hoped to take it. That's disappointing, but having the house matters provided the house works like a conservative Republican House ought to work. That's
Fresh update on "mccarthy" discussed on Balance of Power
"They've just won. I'm not sure it's a victory that actually in the long term run the Republicans want it to win, because it seems to have come back and bitten them in this midterm. Well, first, I want to thank Jim for his assumption on my youth. That's always appreciated. But there's no question that the abortion issue did not play out in this election. The way that the Republicans had certainly hoped that it would. And there was a lot of talk leading up to the midterms, how the abortion issue didn't seem to be getting so much attention anymore as other issues came into the news. But I think that they really dramatically underestimated not just women, but young voter younger voting males as well on this issue that Americans in general have this intrinsic reaction, this gut reaction against having freedoms or rights rescinded, taken away from them. And so I think that there was kind of this there was never a chance. It was never an opportunity that women were not going to vote on this issue. Regardless of the coverage that it got, regardless of how the news or the parties thought it was being covered. And I think that when you look at it, it's not even, it's not just women who identify as pro choice, but moderate Republican women who care about the life issue, I think also look at this as an issue of independence, freedom, the right to make your own decisions. The right to have the government out of our decision making process. So I think that there's no question that that issue pushed a lot of voters. And kind of tag on to that. These Gen Z voters. I've been doing a lot of research on it the last couple of weeks. They really are pushing going to be pushing the narrative for the 2024 elections. And Republicans and Democrats alike have to really take that seriously and give them the respect that they deserve. They had extraordinary turnout. And this, the issue of abortion, the issue of marriage, some of these, what we've called social issues up until now, they just had this gut belief on where we should stand on them. And it's always going to influence them as voters throughout the rest of their lives because they grew up with these rights kind of ensconced. And what this belief that we should, you know, that marriage and should be an equality for us all. Jennifer, however we got here, the Republicans have caught the car, by a small margin, cut the car on the house side here. What should they do with it? By the way, who's going to do it because it was a time I thought it was going to be clearly Kevin McCarthy. I'm not sure that's as clear anymore. Well, I'm not sure that they're going to have the organization or the strength to do much of anything, frankly. And that goes back to the influence of Donald Trump on the party. Kevin McCarthy has already shown that he's trading very influential seat on some of these committees for votes to become leader of the House with some of the most Trump supporting members of the House. You know, Marjorie Taylor Greene. He's got, so even if he wins, he's going to spend his entire time trying to maintain the balance with his own caucus. I think there's going to be a lot of upheaval, a lot of dissent, a lot of difficulty just trying to get his people on board. I don't see him being in a position where he'll be able to accomplish very much at all over the next two years. Well, Jim must go to the other side here. We have a real transition, a generational transition on the democratic side that I must say just and then this is not saying it's good or bad, but boy, it was done smoothly with Nancy Pelosi, a towering figure stepping down on Hakeem Jeffries and his team coming in. If you were advising Hakeem Jeffries and the leadership on the Democratic Party, what would you tell them to do in this new Congress? Shut up and like Kevin McCarthy blow up. I totally agree with what she said. I think it's going to be very hard for McCarthy to govern. I think he will figure out a way to get elected because to Jennifer's point, they're going to make every deal. They need to. But then can you hold it? And some of the concessions are making changes in the rules where any member of the Republican caucus can call for a leadership election whenever they want. That is simply untenable long term. And he's going to ask them to do really ugly things like debt limit votes and spending bills. They don't really want to vote for and whether they can hold together. He's going to have the smallest majority of any majority leader since World War II. Right. And he's going to have to go in and make deals with Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden. And that is just simply a very difficult place to be. Jim, let's come back to the big news of the day. Brittany griner being released from a Russian prison. I mean, obviously it's a humanitarian issue, and it's a national security issue. It also probably would be a political issue as well. We already see some Republicans taking issue with it saying you let out a really bad guy and Victor boot, an arms dealer, and also you left behind a marine. Is this ultimately going to redound to President Biden's benefit or dis
Congress poised to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops
"Congress is set to recent the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops, I'm Lisa dwyer. The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. Military would be rescinded under the annual defense Bill heading for a vote this week in Congress. It will end a policy that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated, but also raised concerns that it harmed recruitment and retention. Republicans emboldened by their new House majority next year have pushed the effort in negotiations, house GOP leader Kevin McCarthy personally lobbied president Joe Biden in a meeting last week to roll back the mandate more than 8000 active duty service members were discharged for failure to obey a lawful order when they refused the vaccine. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin has recommended that the mandate be kept. I'm Lisa
Mark Meckler: Andy Biggs Will Not Become House Speaker
"Seems to be an angry opponent of the convention of state So in other words when I say hey look you don't have an alternative You have an alternative who is it Jim Jordan doesn't want to do it He's backing We got to get going here In other words we got the FBI the Department of Justice the border any Biggs can't get a majority of the vote None of the rest of them can So he uses this Washington robot though argument that I'm saying that Kevin McCarthy is this big right wing Did I say that Mark meckler I don't remember saying that No look it's dishonest and that's my experience with Andy Biggs He's making a dishonest presentation of your position You and I have the same position which is hey we may not like reality but reality is reality Andy Biggs is not going to be elected speaker At most he could get a handful of votes This is a game he's playing He's misleading the American public just like he did on convention of states
Is Charlie's Risk Tolerance Too Low?
"I think this is a fair email, Charlie. I love you, but to be honest, your risk tolerance is exactly how we got to uni party leadership positions. We need to stand now and take charge these establishment people can not be trusted and will never end until we stop it. I think that's fair. Somebody says Charlie admit it, they said a minute, I think Andy Biggs is right. And I said, and I responded to the email. I said, I'm very risk averse right now. I'm going to build out the argument and obviously you guys can disagree. We're getting tons of emails, freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. So here's another one, right? Someone said, Charlie, I typically agree with you and err on the side of caution. But I think Biggs is right if McCarthy is setting himself up and able to lead it out to check on power. We'll have now 2016 House. And I responded, I'm going to very risk aversion position right now. I think you can see why and the person responded. Totally understandable, losing the house would be horrible at the same time while the McCarthy led house bring about positive change. Suspicious, it will speed up at the best deterioration of our country. We need to turn around now to slow down. Okay. So let me build out my current position, which admittedly I will fully acknowledge is a reaction to not winning enough or basically winning nothing in November. My current position is one of a defensive take what you have while you have it and then try to get the most possibly can out of it. I fully acknowledge that.
Charlie and Congressman Andy Biggs Discuss the Speakership Race
"Joining us now, someone I have a great deal of respect for. I think I agree on every single major policy topic with. However, I do have some current concerns that I hope we can work out here about the strategy for the selection of speaker, the house, Andy Biggs, joins us right now from Arizona. Andy, welcome to the program floor is yours. Tell us what is your perspective and the strategy and the plan going into one three, which is where we're going. You will be participating in selecting a Speaker of the House. Yeah, Charlie, what's going to happen is Kevin McCarthy doesn't have the votes now. He's not going to get them by January 3rd. He's going to offer up anything he can think of to try to get those votes. And then on January 3rd, he won't get the votes and then we'll move into conference and we will find it more consensus a convivial candidate that we can support. And we'll go out and elect them to be Speaker of the House. That's the short end of it. That's a short way of explaining it. Okay, so, but who would that who would that person potentially be? I know you and I talked about this privately, but a danger concern I have is that sounds like it's going to be a circus. Well, Charlie, I am not afraid of a circus, and I don't think you are either. And also not afraid of a little bit of chaos to get to get this all cleared out and get somebody who's not an establishment type candidate. I'll give you some names that I think that might actually might work. So my name is in the mix, okay? But you also have people like a Jim Jordan. You have a person like Mike Johnson of Louisiana. You have several other people. You might even have somebody come forward, maybe Steve scalise says well, and it should be me. You actually have people in a conference, Charlie, who are very, very accomplished. Now, you have maybe not everybody's as accomplished as others, but there are some who are tremendous leaders, tremendously accomplished who have reflected conservative conscience or the conservative center of the Republican conference. And they would be available. They would come through. They probably some of them aren't going to actually even put their name out there. Would never even think of putting their name out there unless it's demonstrated to them that Kevin doesn't really have the votes. So
The Fight For the RNC With Tyler Bowyer
"As Tyler Boyer, who's the COO of turning point action, but more importantly for today's discussion, he is one of a 168 that will be meeting in Dana point, California in late January to select either the same or a new leader of the Republican National Committee at Charlie. Again, I take this very seriously that vote one 68, but I have a little bit more of an interesting position because all roads lead through Arizona for 2024. And so a lot of people are very interested in how Arizona's voting on this. And we have heard abundantly that people are very upset with Mitch McConnell for good reason. And with even Kevin McCarthy, even though we took back a few House seats here in Arizona, just generally the sentiment is that people are not happy in Arizona and Andy Biggs is talked about on our program in an hour. To talk about his thoughts on that. And so people naturally are not unequivocally upset also in general. And I'd say it's probably about 90% plus to the party. Very upset with our current leadership in the RNC.
TSMC to up Arizona investment to $40 billion with second semiconductor chip plant
"President Biden will travel to Arizona today to tout investments in chip manufacturing. After hosting a grand congressional ball last night, President Biden flies to Arizona, where he will be visiting the site for a new plant being built near Phoenix by the Taiwan Semiconductor manufacturing company, Arizona governor Doug ducey will attend as well as his democratic successor Katie Hobbs, TSMC will also announce a second plant to go up in Arizona. Biden will be talking about his economic policies and investments in technology and infrastructure just as Republicans prepare to take over the House majority. The president maintains the $252 billion invested in semiconductor manufacturing and scientific research jobs could give the U.S. Military an edge and help the middle class job market. Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy has attacked the government investments
Al Sharpton: Republicans Have 'Emptied Out the Church'
"So they turned to Al sharpton To talk about Trump the Republicans and anti semitism This is a disgrace Cut one go Well as a preacher I can tell you that if you just preach to the choir if you turn around and there's no one in the audience or in the congregation you and the choir become irrelevant And I think that that is what they're doing They've emptied out the church so to speak because people that really do not want to go that far and be perceived or in fact be bigots biased anti semites racist are not going to continue to allow them to preach to the quiet that they think extols this and I think that that is the political danger because it also shows you that if you can morally live with that if you have no problem being perceived as that then you must deep down inside have some of that bias in bigotry and yourself That's why I said let's see where the sentence is Let's see where McCarthy is because why would you tolerate this unless there's something hidden by us in you You believe this
Cliff Schecter on How House Democrats Should Handle Republicans
"I don't think Republicans are going to work with us. They have no interest in lowering inflation or anything. This is all they're going to do is investigation. Let's say that. Sorry, go ahead. No, I said, how do we handle that? Democratic mess. Well, so here's what I would say. First of all, paint them into a corner. We don't do that enough. You know they create these demons with people like Nancy Pelosi who aren't even demons. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a demon. Yeah. She should be the face of their party. She's the one pulling on McCarthy strings. And they're not even guaranteed that he has the votes yet. So what I'm hoping is, go ahead. Go ahead, no finish, 'cause yeah, go ahead. I did a little bit of research, and you have to do a lot of research to find normal Republicans. And there are actually like three or four in the house. There's one Latina from the Miami area who voted in favor of background checks, version in favor of the keeping the Affordable Care Act was pro choice and also their stuff. And I thought, why don't Democrats grab the half dozen Republicans who are sane, go and make a power sharing agreement, make this woman speaker and just get her to agree to bring up some decent legislation and just chop Kevin McCarthy because already. He doesn't have the votes. Well, this is the shade that Jeffrey's just through, just real quick. Let's take a listen. Hakeem Jeffries. On what you just said. You expect that Kevin McCarthy is going to be speaker? Well, that's a question at the end of the day that the Republicans are going to have to work out. He seems to be having a difficult time at this moment getting the two 18. But we'll see what happens on January 3rd. Yes. I was going to see the other one that would be a good candidate is David valadao from the Fresno area because his district is actually a Biden controlled district, but he got reelected. But he voted for impeachment. He also voted on the gun safety and he also voted for abortion rights. And another one of those ones I liked. I didn't know if he had held on though, is that been officially his officially held on? It looks like he's going to win. I don't know if it's been a call yet, but if I am happy to be happy like you, I have not given up on the blue tsunami. I think there might be just enough GOP that are either indicted. Or we can bring the others to sanity and we could still control the house.
David Carlucci: Titles Can Be Deceiving
"Urban areas, suburban to an extent, but your urban suburban areas are going to be your more blue or purple if you would. Everywhere else in this country is red, okay? You look at the maps for the last 20 years in presidential elections. It's this massive red country except for the blue popping, you know, in the areas we talk about. And that just happens. And I think it is funny. Yeah, I mean, I see my side, you know, we got this and right now, frankly, and just, you know, I'll be honest. McCarthy's got a problem. And it's a problem that I've talked to members in the caucus that have said, if he gives too much. And right now he's got four or 5 and just say, hey, no, we're not going to vote for you. So there's not a lot to give, but if he did, then you start to lose other members of the party. And it's the same truth. I love how y'all do it though. I love how the Democrats do it in Congress. In their elections, if they have a controversy or a different group, they just make vice chairs. I have never seen a conference that had more leadership positions than the House democratic caucus. It is the most amazing thing about it. Well, I'll tell you, that's something I've done a lot of work on the state legislatures. And it's been a lot of fun because you get to learn about these 99 different chambers in the United States. Because every state has two chambers, except for Nebraska, which is unicameral. But so you see the party leadership or the party in power in the chamber, you got to be very careful because majority leader might mean something different from state to state. You can have conference leader. And I've seen that on display in New York. Back over about 15 years ago, there was all these titles. And the conference leader was really the leader. You know, the majority leader was just ceremonial, but you had to know what was going on. But you see that in these chambers where these titles can be deceiving.
Crossfire Podcast With Democrat David Carlucci
"To, as you said, make an independent district. I think it was the wording and I may have got it a little bit wrong, but make a more independent district. In Georgia, that would require true what I would call gerrymandering. In other words, the district that I'm in up here in northeast Georgia is a 70 four 75% district, okay? It's a very rural dish you can already encompass this 20 something counties and plus in that. And so to quote make it more independent, if you would, you're having to go, you're going to take different areas and then have to pull them together with other areas. It might not have any similarity in the answer. For an area you're going to be possible. Yeah, no, and I'm not referring to that. I'm saying, hey, make it the real makeup of the community. You know, now you have the cracking and the packing and the idea there is that you put all the Democrats into one district, right? Make that a super competitive democratic district. Or super non competitive democratic district. Now here, it's one or lost in the primary. And some places that's unavoidable, right? But in many places in the country, it's not unavoidable, but that's what we've seen happen. And that's a real problem where the only way people get real participation in the process is through the primary, because by the time the general election comes, we know it's either a Democrat or a Republican district. And so that favors the ability for that candidate to really play to the extreme of that party. And that's what I warned my democratic friends because my democratic friends will often criticize the Republicans and say, oh, you know, look at the freedom caucus or look at these people that are really to the right. And it's scary, and they're pushing McCarthy, et cetera. And I say, well, yes, we see that in full display right now in the jockeying for the speakership. But don't fool yourself that it doesn't exist on the democratic side as well. And I
No. 2 Michigan defeats Purdue in the Big Ten Championship | The Number One College Football Show
"But 13 in all wolverines outscored Purdue 29 to 9 in the second half for a 43 22 win in the Big Ten championship game. Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy passed for three touchdowns and says a national championship is in reach. I love our chances, you know? Last year, it was kind of the bright lights, everything was new. Big Ten championship college football playoff, but going into the off season, it gave us so much momentum. Donovan Edwards rushed for a 185 yards and defensive back will Johnson had a pair of interceptions for the wolverines.
'Bi-Partisan Moderates' Discuss Fred Upton for House Speaker
"A so called bipartisan group of moderates Our talking quietly behind the scenes About making Fred Upton the Speaker of the House Fred Upton is a liberal Republican from Michigan who of course voted for Trump's impeachment Exactly what I've been concerned about Now the boneheads can't control what's going to happen Even if they're joined by ten or 20 of their friends they can't control what's going to happen Even if they're joined by one of my buddies chip Roy they can't control what's going to happen As I told you yesterday the moderate Republicans really the liberal Republicans They're not going to roll over and play dead while all this is going on They're watching this drama And they're trying to exploit it Exploit it You can always remove a speaker John Boehner was removed In part due to us right here behind this microphone in this audience But that's not the point The point is McCarthy is not Boehner He wants Jim Jordan to head the House judiciary committee He wants comer who we've not met yet Maybe we will at some point To run the House oversight committee And these guys have to hit the ground running Because they only have two years Effectively we don't know what's going to happen two years from now Meanwhile the FBI and the Justice Department under the corrupt meritless Garland and that administration they're plowing ahead Meanwhile we have tens of thousands of illegal immigrants coming into this country every single week
Jeff Stein: Kevin McCarthy Is Not the Man to Lead Republicans
"Stein, what say you? I say Kevin McCarthy is not the man to lead the Republican Party at this moment and those across the country who voted for new read of members of Congress, new Republicans, young faces who are going to go and take the fight to the capitol. Eased not the one that they're going to be able to relate to. He's not the one who needs to move the fight forward. I have never met the speaker, so I or the potential future speaker. But someone I trust here in the state of Iowa, what did meet him on the campaign trail not long ago? And he said, my impression is, he's only out for himself. And that's the vibe I think that we all feel. Now, if that could also coincide with what's best for the party and the nation, fine, but it seems like his number one job Todd has been how do I get to be speaker because I got edged out of it the last time. And it's sort of like, all right, when he gets the job, what's he going to do with it? It's like the dog chasing TJ's car once the dog catches the car. What are you going to do with it?
House GOP Secretly Vote on Supporting Earmarks
"So I want to share with you yet another reason why I don't trust Kevin McCarthy. And this story comes from newsmax. It was just published mere moments ago. Charlie McCarthy is the author of this story. It turns out that House Republicans voted in secret, let me repeat that again, voted in secret to keep earmarks. You say, what are earmarks? Earmarks are, are your tax dollars? That have been squirreled away and your tax dollars are being used to fund pet projects by whoever is whichever political party is in charge of the house. They're the ones that get these earmarks. And it's really reprehensible that Republicans would do this only because Republicans claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility, right? Fiscal responsibility. They don't want to be the party of morality anymore. They don't want to be the party of the culture war fight anymore, but by golly, they are the party of fiscal responsibility. That's what they wanted us to believe. That's why they wanted our votes. House Republicans voted 158 to 52 against an amendment proposed by congressman Tom McClintock of California. It would have ended the rule, allowing members to add earmark provisions to legislation.
Kevin McCarthy Is an Establishment Republican
"Is very important with these people. And they're not going to pull a fast one on us. So anyway, now you've got now you've got conservative talk radio and the big boys are now siding in with Kevin McCarthy. But Kevin McCarthy is that still does not make him a conservative. It makes him an establishment Republican, a rhino, which is what he's been all along. And we know this because behind the scenes during the midterm elections, Kevin McCarthy was out there campaigning against conservative candidates. He was playing the same game that turtle was playing. And now Kevin McCarthy wants you to think that he is the next, he's the second coming of Donald Trump. Are you buying it? Are you buying what McCarthy is selling here? Because now you have people out there saying, well, there you go, touch starts. How dare you? How dare you criticize this good man. And if Kevin McCarthy is not elected, Speaker of the House, then that means Liz Cheney's going to be speaker. Or somebody else will the Democrats, they might even get Dwayne the rack Johnson to be Speaker of the House. What are you doing? Well, I don't buy it. And by the way, if Liz Cheney has the votes to become Speaker of the House, then that tells you that there is a much bigger and broader problem happening within the Republican Party right now. Because
"mccarthy" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
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"mccarthy" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Here's what you need to know in politics for Wednesday, April 27th. Kevin McCarthy gets a standing ovation from his conference just a day after a leaked audio tape where you can hear him disparaging some of his fellow Republicans. All signs today after the House Republican conference met up on Capitol Hill was that Kevin McCarthy is still on path to become the next Speaker of the House should as expected. The Republicans win a majority of the House of Representatives. Now, we should caution, of course, it's April. There are a lifetime of things that can happen between now and when that speaker election will take place. Now here's what is amazing is that all the sort of reaction we heard out of the meeting today was that McCarthy seems to have done his work behind the scenes with really aligning himself with some of the, you know, real maga enthusiasts inside his conference, enough that they're not throwing darts at him for the most part. Now, it was a little dicey for McCarthy because remember, he just had that whole episode last week where he lied about what he had actually said about the fact that he was going to call Trump and urge him to resign. He said none of that was true and then the audio tapes came out and proved it was totally true. So he was lying about his denial that that had happened. But the Trump stuff actually was never the most dangerous or tricky stuff for McCarthy, certainly he needed Trump not to erupt and keep everyone together, but that seems to have happened, and they've talked several times. McCarthy and Trump since then. But what we learned yesterday was we got more audio tape of a different piece of that initial report by Jonathan Martin and Alex burns in The New York Times. In this part of their reporting that you're now going to hear several chunks of. This is Kevin McCarthy, not saying things about Donald Trump. This is Kevin McCarthy taking on members of his own conference. This is the leader of House Republicans singling out by name specific House Republicans that he thought in the immediate aftermath of January 6th were behaving badly. Now, just like he went down to Mar-a-Lago and kissed the ring of Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy also clearly chose a path with these folks like Matt Gaetz, the congressman from Florida or Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia, but what he hasn't done is successfully gotten them to stop some of their most heated, charged rhetoric, sometimes hate filled rhetoric. So what we see here is again Kevin McCarthy in those days immediately following the insurrection was in a very different place than he ended up being for the last year or so. He was in a place of we got to rid the party of Trump and I got to get these staunch Trump allies in my conference in the house in line in some way. On January 10th, 2021, he was speaking about this very dynamic with some of his fellow Republican leaders. Listen to this..
"mccarthy" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
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"mccarthy" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Here's what you need to know in politics for Friday, April 22nd, caught on tape. House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, lying about what he told his fellow House Republicans in the immediate aftermath of the January 6th insurrection. Boy, it's just been sort of bombshell after bombshell development. In this story about what was going on inside the Republican Party in the hours and days immediately following the insurrection at the capitol, as you read all of this reporting by Jonathan Martin and Alex burns two brilliant political reporters for The New York Times, also contributors here at CNN, they've got a new book coming out in a couple of weeks. This will not pass, Trump, Biden and the battle for America's future, and they are beginning to reveal some of their very juicy reporting and this insight into the Republican establishment having a moment of trying to figure out if indeed they could diminish Donald Trump's power in the party in the waning days of his presidency in the aftermath of the insurrection that clearly these Republican leaders believed he had responsibility for and the most revealing thing is how quickly they acquiesce to Trump. How quickly that moment passed. It lasted for just days. The latest example of what we've learned from audio released by burns and Martin that they have unearthed here in their reporting was the conversation that took place on January 11th, 2021, where McCarthy is speaking to his fellow House Republicans and he basically says that Donald Trump told him he does have responsibility for the January 6th insurrection. He told me he does have some responsibility for what happened. And he need to acknowledge that. And we've never, ever heard Donald Trump admit such a thing, so this seems to perhaps be a place where we might hear from the former president at some point to either confirm or deny McCarthy's takeaway here from his call with Trump. This is reporting that has been out there before. In fact, earlier this year. And McCarthy was asked directly about this in January of this year. This was his answer on January 13th. I'm not sure call your talking about he was asked again on January 21st if Trump was responsible for provoking the mob on January 6th, here was his answer then. I don't believe he provoked if you listen to what he said at the rally. And yet we now know and we hear with our own ears, he was telling Republican members to Congress that Donald Trump told him he understood he was in part responsible. Those two things don't add up. What we do know is the difference between the private and the public. Because two days later, after that phone call, Kevin McCarthy went to the House floor on January 13th, you'll recall, and what he said publicly wasn't about what Donald Trump told him. What he said publicly was that he thought Kevin McCarthy thought Donald Trump had some responsibility here. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by president Trump. Except his share of responsibility. The other example this week again with the burns and Martin reporting was that Kevin McCarthy called all of their reporting about everything he had told his fellow House Republican leaders about what might happen with impeachment and that he was going to go to Trump and call.
"mccarthy" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Let's go to the phone, Steve, and central Arkansas. What's the way on Steve McCarthy? Steve, are Kevin McCarthy. Steve, welcome to the program. Let's look at as far as Kevin McCarthy's ability to lead. Let's kind of look at his history. He was a Speaker of the House for two years from 17 to 19, what did the house accomplish in that two years, the whole two years of spent trying to impeach a Republican president? Donald Trump. I mean, what kind of Speaker of the House what chances do you think we would have of getting Joe Biden is paying impeached as long as Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House? And it's a great point, but Steve, let me jump in here for his no no just a second. This is a fine point you're bringing up. The reality is, if you go back and listen to the audio, we'll play it again later in the show. If you go back and listen to that conversation between Cheney and McCarthy, it was clear to me the Republicans were colluding with the Democrats to take down Trump. That's what was really going on behind the scenes. That's my point exactly. They were doing the same thing when Trump got elected in 2017. He was leading the house in polluting to get rid of Donald Trump. What makes you think he's going to do different in 2020? You know what, Steve, it is a fair point. And I appreciate you bringing that up. Thanks for calling in today, Steve, and hope you're doing well out there in central Arkansas. 8 four four 747 88 68. That's our toll free telephone number that's 8 four four 747 88 68. Meanwhile, while all this is happening, you've got Joe Biden, they flew him out to Portland, Oregon, last late last night, and the president, while you were sleeping, trying to figure out, by the way, how to buy your groceries and your gas, President Biden was hobnobbing at one of these high dollar fundraisers at the Portland yacht club. One of the few places in antifa hasn't burned to the ground in Portland. No cameras allowed. However, there were some transcripts of the speech that were leaked to the media. And he attacked Florida Republicans for passing the parental rights and education law. He also used a profane reference to God. And I'm not going to repeat it here. I don't want to get hit by lightning. But this man has a filthy mouth. So anyway, Biden is just dismissing all of this legislation in Florida and he says the Republicans are going after Mickey Mouse. But the propane reference to God is a little surprising that it's the sort of language you would not expect coming from a man who professes to be a practicing Catholic who says it's okay to kill unborn babies..
"mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Jack nice penis and then hey bill good penis and then dell's like hey like your peanuts to and the guys freaking out the whole time and then people keep entering. It's all like hey you've done some work on your penis. Yeah yeah. I got a little work done on it. Hey looking good. How's your penis penises. Alright pinzel tired today. But and that's all he did. That was a sketch that always killed and we did it at the victory gardens theater in chicago on the north side. And i'll never forget. The day i get a phone call. My parents said we want to support you. And what you're doing so we're all coming out. And i'm so it's my mother my father and my five brothers and sisters. Oh car all coming out to see your show. And then i'm begging roberts michael. Can we not do the penis enough to the peanuts catching he said we talking about yet. We have to do it. It's like the kids. You know and reviewer comes that night i was begging him and we did it and i'm dying the whole time. No one ever said a word about it. They just were like oh great. Show great show but Did you see them in the audience. No i i my is all the blood went out of my eyes just through sheer force of will because i mean. I don't know if you were raised. Catholic vert raised very catholic s berry. I just one thing that might people can do is it. Something unpleasant is happening. We can will it not to have happened. And if something unpleasant comes in on television and you're watching it with your parents or something sexy or whatever you can will it not to have happened. Yes and just. He'll you know what i was thinking for tomorrow. I just thought they and just the perfect timing of just suddenly. You're gonna talk over this part. Yup young and then right when it's done without looking my mom would just be a sow just so you don't remember in high so at night. Yeah knew she was. Because i was like oh also the thought of like watching a sexy with your parents like yeah. I'd similarities. to this day i would. I'm picturing your mom in the theater with you when suddenly someone naked walk sunscreen. And she's like i'm thinking corn tonight. Maybe corn would. Your aunt merlene said. God i did. I brought my parents to embody our session. Which is kind of fix. Some of the the audio gets messed up. You're going to go in and yeah talk into a microphone and fix those lines for the listener conan by eighty. Are i mean trust me. You're also helping me. Because and i brought them in because whenever they're in town they just kind of be pal around together. I'm like i'm going to work you to come with me. And they're like sure so. I thought well it's eighty are. It's fine We get in there and it was for Got i always say it wrong It's either i d. I d the-for identity. Then we went through seventy two hundred names and to this day never say was identity. I don't think i've ever even wanted doing press for great job. You keep saying the name wrong. Okay really did. We went through guard. Seventy five versions of it so they were all swimming in my head to this day and i brought them in in. The director was like We got through most of it and then he got kind of weird. He's like looking at my parents that are sitting there watching the ruined the the big recording studio. And he's like we've kinda kinda wild lines on I need sex. Sounds and i was my light sandwich. Also i had never done. I was like And he's not too much. Sounds but i i think you said i said something like break my pelvis. And he's like we need There's a rustling and break my pelvis and we need you to yell. That just was like monty graham. They're like you bet. And they just they both popped right up over. Yeah yeah wow sounds during actual facts.
"mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Fucking porpoises. Talked about in a very sweet. Very sweet way and so ben was like just kind of what i thought i was going to be. This is your parents. I look at effort. That's fantastic and he was just horrified. Native i mean they laugh but it's would they ever to repeat that in front of them or but he was just dying in like things i did. There was a key just kind of go to the lobby after the seat in there like now. It's fine oh my like you said some things that i was like. Oh mom mom. Yeah i i did a show years ago in chicago state show and one of the parts of the state show and i did it with robert smiling bob. Odin kirk and a bunch of other performers and. We did the sketch that we weren't able to get on saturday night. Live at later on down alive and it was about a new camp a nudist camp. And the whole idea was it starts with I think it started with Two people out there and Roberts michael and another performer. Everything's strategically covered. They look naked but it. Because it's a live show. They're just they're holding things that are covering genitalia and then the one guy saying don't worry about it. He's like well. It's my first time. You quickly forget that you're naked. It's not a big thing you get over it and and it's the most natural thing in the world and then you're just talking about kinds of stuff and he was like really and he's like yeah. Trust me it's going to be fine. And then i would enter and i've got a guitar. That's covering me and i go. Hey jack hey bill. This is my friend steve. Oh hey steve. Hey.
"mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"I get love. God i'm not making fun of them. I'm literally like you are living right because you don't give a shit what anybody else thinks that you. You're not hurting anyone you are just decked out in grape. And that's like i used to go. There was a huge big lots on western. That went away literally was like well. What's going to happen now. I would go two or three times a week. I go to another big lots but it's not the same. It's not as big. It's not the same as another big really isn't it's not when the one on western when it was really the end of an era in ben. He's new he's like because i'd come home with extension cords and like a soccer rancher things that we didn't need but i was like well i don't know it's of cool but i would go there because something about that store because it had so many weird for the big lots is. I think it's most places but it's almost like an old dime store. There's two rows of food then. There's like weird specialty. Stanley could be like a recliner in tupper. It's it's like every weird. It's just a weird mishmash of things at at a good price. So i would go in there and just push a card around and watch people because there was such characters in there and then you know it gets trickier when a surge to get recognized. I was like oh no. And i did think about on people anymore. No and i did think i was like i gotta pick. What in a way against vince. Like that's the picture that they'll get shot like. That's the mccarthy has total breakdown. Tell which i would love. They did they got me coming out of ninety nine cents store once and the cat which i really should have saved this one. The caption said. Something melissa's.
"mccarthy" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"That's my we're building five g. rotten. That's why there's only what best network bryson best and most reliable based on route metrics report. Second half twenty thirteen to first half twenty one. Three operators on on that were types combined not specific. Divide gina perks. You had success. You had you had proven yourself. Then bridesmaids comes along. And it's the change for you which i thought was really lovely because it was deserved by moving. Probably seen fifteen times and i think my wife is seen forty five minutes and Whenever we encounter that movie wherever we find it. And whatever we're doing we stop and we watch until the movie's over but your character is absurd but also and i. I don't know if i should credit this to your acting training because you you know. I now know that you spent many years but its commitment. I say almost all parts. I've played for the most part i really have like. I loved them. Like i fall in love with with who they are and so i just tried to do the best job of like. They are funny but they're funny. Because i always. I think we fall in love with people in the world because of our ticks and weirdnesses and eccentricities. I don't somebody like i love. Them has the perfect a never say the wrong thing. They never. i'd be like. Oh it'd be so i think of bannon. I'm mike worse so weird so incredibly weird that when i play people i think sometimes they're like oh you're making fun of that type of woman. I'm like no that's the woman that fascinates me that same. I can't take my eyes off of because eccentric people to me are the ones that like. If you're in a store and there's just somebody that's like yemen all purple. You see the party. That's literally like i get love. God i'm not making fun of them. I'm literally like you are living right because you don't give a shit what anybody else thinks that you. You're not hurting.
"mccarthy" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
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"mccarthy" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"Twenty fourth. please. Welcome melissa mccarthy. I've great you look gorgeous. I'm so happy to see you. My next guest is a bestselling author host and stand up comic who certainly in the mood for upcoming vaccinated in warney tour. Get your tickets now. Say i to chelsea handler. I just chelsea. You're in my orca right now. Spain story in hispania very good. Do you spend a lotta time there. I try to yeah excellent full here. I don't blame you lucky. You living the life and melissa were you. I'm in minorca of california which is berbie perfect. I have heard it referred to as as such by the way. melissa. I watched your bob. Ross documentary last night and it was spectacular. I absolutely loved it. Yeah who knew that mental actress to do who knew i mean. That's kind of how it started. We ben wanted to write a bio-pic on bob ross. And we started trying to do research we were like. This is really odd. We can't find out anything about it so it took us down a worm hall of like why. Why don't we know anything about the real brosseau. Row way we went. I loved it. I absolutely loved it by naturally. Funny gas have been scratching their comedic itch since birth. So i want to know about the life. Moments that have left them most tickled. Let's find out first of all for both of you. Who is the first stand.
"mccarthy" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"It senior. Jerry wexler jerry. Wexler i play jerry. Wexler from new york He was the Producer and One of the partners at Atlantic records. I listen folks. Tom mccarthy is my guest today and right off the bat here at the beginning of the interview. We talk about the the amanda knox thing now for those of you who don't know a couple of weeks ago. Tom did an interview with vanity fair and they asked him they asked him. You know if the movie was inspired by amanda knox's false conviction and imprisonment in italy and tom talked about how some aspects of that true story inspired him in thinking about the script for still water which is not that story i. It's not her story. When the article came out It it you know. In a click beatty way really played up that aspect of the interview making it the headline of the peace and talking about it being inspired by the amanda knox saga quote unquote and then You know understandably. Amanda knox herself had a very negative reaction to that piece and she wrote a series of tweets explaining why she felt the promotion of the movie in. This interview was exploiting her right down to the magazine calling her real life ordeal a saga a quote unquote saga. It's definitely worth reading her tweets about it and i would. I would suggest you do that. Well when all that went down suddenly our interview with. Tom got cancelled which we just figured was because they didn't want him doing anymore publicity about the film because of this swirling buzz but within a couple of hours we got notified that it was back on and that tom specifically pushed to have the interview on cancelled to un. Cancel the interview. So that's really where we enter this conversation. It's the first thing we talk about Here at the beginning this talk and we got right into the idea of what inspired the movie and whether or not the film is exploiting a real life situation so you can decide for yourself because you can see still water in theaters now. And this is me talking to tom. Mccarthy you did this you cancelled and then you're back. Did officially cancel. It was.
"mccarthy" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"All right led do this. How are you. What the fuckers. What the fuck buddies. What the fuck knicks. what's happening. I'm mark mayor and this is my podcast. Wpf welcome to it. How's it going guys. Okay would you do this weekend did you. Are you are you out there. Dodging the delta. Wait for the omega. Wait for the omega. it's gonna burn your face off. I was out. I was out in the world. I'm sorry i don't mean to make light but sometimes what to do today on the show. I talked to tom mccarthy. Rit you know his work. He just i just saw stillwater and i really enjoyed the the writing which he did as well And directing. that was great I also his movie spotlight. He's a jersey guy he was he. He began working Doing sketch comedy in college. He's an actor. And all around interesting guy. Also a friend of lynn shelton's which i didn't fully realize until he mentioned it. He also directed the station agent Oh yeah and the visitor and win win. And i believe he co up due to talented dude I will get into what went down around this booking a little bit more before the interview because he was booked and there were some online controversy about the movie still water and then suddenly he wasn't booked and then he was booked. But i'll talk about that in a second. Let's talk about denver denver colorado. So i've had some thoughts right as many of you know about a week. After the comedy store opened. I started back up. I started going at it. Getting you know getting strong again. Getting my My muscle memory back in my chops together. Getting my calluses back for doing the stand up comedy at the nightclubs and then i did four shows. over the course of four thursdays in july dynasty typewriter. So once i got my calluses back. I just started doing the big riffs. Big riffing our twenty our twenty five working through the new material new thoughts the pain the glory the the confusion all of it dumped it into the big our riffs and then like as per how i was trained as to how as per how i came up. You know when you got the shit going. How do you tested out. Well you got to go to a comedy club. Look man comedy clubs honestly are still the best place to see. Stand up comedy you know once we polish it and it gets to a theater. It's a different thing. There's no frenzy. It's a it's a set piece for the most part a little room for a little riffing but for the most part you when you're out of theater you want to present the good thing the whole thing. The polish thing the thing as it comes together in the clubs. Sometimes you don't know what the fuck is going to happen. You try to seek. What's it ordering adnew. But i gotta be honest with you man. I hadn't been at a comedy club in a while over a year now. There's always been the way. I've done it man you'll work it out in the clubs and since i've been able to do theaters take it to the theater. And sometimes you work out more theater. But mostly it's in the trenches. And i had feelings had some feelings man i spiralled a bit after my thursday show and speaking of spiraling w t.f with mark mariners sponsored by better help online therapy people are trying to put their best foot forward during these tough times. But you still might not feel like everything is ok. In fact a lot of people are still feeling down and emotionally out of sorts for sure it might not be depression or total breakdown but even feeling a little bit off can we to a negative quality of life..
"mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"But again you know the the ground. The rubble of that of my drinking is the foundation for the rest of my life. So it's turned into a great gift. Well you know the same way the brat pack to bring it back to that for just a second is that it was what i perceived to be this very negative thing ultimate been one of the greatest blessings of my life you know. I could have been in the exact same movies. And if the brat pack label didn't exist we wouldn't be talking today. You know it elevated all of us and as as much as it contained us and stigmatizes it elevated us all into this kind of culturally iconic position that would never have existed if it were just simply the movies. You talk about your reluctance to brand yourself. You didn't have a word for it then but it almost was as though that article had done that for you and i imagine brandon brandon's brat. Burundi's unprofessional untrained. That was one of the things that really bothered me because one of the things that you went to brag about not being trained and i was very oh i wanted to do was trying to be an actor so it just felt like i was awake. This isn't who i am. And so i felt unseen like we were talking before about people. Wanting to be seen and heard i felt unseen. I felt for something that i was not and that and i felt utterly powerless to alter that. And that's why later. When i started writing and travel writing things i was very careful to write for the new york times and national geographic and all these outlets were respectable. So the when i was outed for being this actor go. We'll know he's you can't dismiss him because he's ii branded myself. You know. I was very actively conscious about that. And directing too. I wanted to direct good shows. So that it's you know you're very quickly you know boxton and unless you actively don't be you know what was the transition between acting and writing. Was there sort of a period in the middle where you're figuring things out was it sort of seamless was an overlap. I've successful for six seven years enacting really and then i chase it for another decade you know and i discovered Travel writing at the. You know that's a longer story. But i began traveling a lot. That book to book And so yeah you know. I wrote for about years before i actively started to try and do something with my writing because i was a terrible student school and i didn't feel i didn't feel i was smart or Capable of providing in that way. So i just wrote for myself and then eventually i wanted to do something with it and then i became successful at that because an largely because i the same thing we were talking about about directing. I knew to tell a story and you know so pie employed tools. I knew from acting. And then later that helped me with directing the notion of tell a story because in directing you to be you have to be very objective and bird's eye view. Then you have to be very subjective at the same the next moment you know so all those kind of things went together and then back to just your first role which was as the artful dodger in your high school production of oliver. I wanted to know. At what point did you know you wanted that role because it seemed like you were the opposite of a ham ham and it'd be allowed mouth than a bagel musical and that cockney you know that's like the the is role in not him. Yeah oh no no no. He's ham udal. he's very. I've been playing the same part. Ever since i mean it was the best roy ever had and i play every role this a joke but quite conman. He's not a comedy he's just very clever and observant and fessel and k and very affectionate anyway I know i love this. I'm gonna talk about artful dodger. But how did i know i wanted. I didn't when i was auditioning and someone else was going to get the part i was. I remember clearly. When i you know i'd been cut from the basketball team. My mom said. Try out for the play and i wanna be in the play. I want to be the point guard. And i tried out for the play and with that guy was gonna get it and then this other kid matthew quilty is lovely guy and he had a very much prettier voice than i did and was taller and better looking than i was so he was suddenly favored. For the part. I remember wanting for the first time in my life. That's mine and stepping up. In a way that i had no wariness of doing ever before an or ability to do before and just getting that and then of course then i stepped out on stage as the dodgers end. My life just changed. It just was like i've there i was. I think i just have one more question. Which i think i asked you already but i'm gonna ask it again. 'cause it's important. Did you set out to make us all fall in love with you tapping into wanting to be loved by every woman watching you on screen over and over and over again or was it. Just a lucky Just lucky accident. Just luck of the draw. You're killing me. Andrew mccarthy his book brat. An eighty story is available for purchase at your favorite local bookstore. It's a great read. Thanks to our friend. Julie clouds ner for interviewing andrew. This week julie is the host of the very very funny podcast double threat alongside our friend and upcoming bullseye guests. Tom sharp ling. So give double threat of. Listen julie's the best. That's the end of another episode of bullseyes bullseye created from the homes of me and the staff of maximum fund in and around los angeles california. We are once in a while inside the office. These days my producer. Kevin was at our office overlooking beautiful macarthur park and he saw a man riding his bicycle down the ramp that goes into the leg to scare away geese or something but then. His bike fell over in the water. God albro somewhere. So our thoughts are with that guy. the show is produced. by speaking into microphones. Our senior producer is ferguson. 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"mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"All the above us post but you know for my ego and vanity. I enjoyed the singular position of directing. There's no one else on the set. That's directing eso. I i think. I enjoyed having that unique position and i still enjoy that aspect of it. I like you know. I know how to work now. I've worked one hundred two hundred directors most of them not barely competent Kate a couple terrific most of the good craftsman but nothing you know most time directors particularly television or not concerning themselves with acting they just million things to think about mostly the clock and getting the and just getting it done getting together and i understand that completely so whenever i which i because i come from whenever i give attention to act shocked. Oh my god thank you for paying attention you know And i do pay attention because i cringe. I can't if i'm cringing back. i just can't take. I'm not going to tolerate i. Can't we fix this. You know you can't. I can't be cringing back there. And i have every actor neuroses. I understand them until. I'm able to help an actor and i can talk to them very quickly about how to get out of it and it always comes back to acting one. Oh one which is you came in here to get something get it. you know. it's the first thing you learn i. I've acting school and it's the thing people forget instantly you came into get ten dollars ten dollars from you. You don't wanna give me ten dollars. We have seen. We have conflict. And i'm gonna get ten dollars for their. I seduce you or browbeat you or whatever many different ways that i need that ten dollars. We're going to be fine. And i tell new actors and you know i say to jane fonda jane remember. You came in to get the ten dollars. Jesus thanks hackman. So i digress. What are we talking about is fun. Directing james spader on black jimmy. Because he's he's all the things i was talking about before he's you know he's very smart and he's very well prepared. You know the one thing that i find shocking. How unprepared so many actors are that you can show up unprepared. I find that shocking And so many are and because it's so close themselves so much problems so many problems by trying to pretend that they're not unprepared and it's just like transparent you don't know your lines here so okay let's just take it bit by bit. Then let's just call it what it is though. You didn't do your work what you can't. Of course say you know. People ask me of being acted as good preparation for directing. And i always say yeah to somewhat but really the best preparation for directing is having small children in is because you have to constantly redirect people from their own foibles neurosis into something else and you create a space and gocha. Here's the space this is. You can do anything you want in here but these are the boundaries. Yeah okay and you're mark. Hit your mark kid that and also just sort of like you. Don't tell the other actor what to do all handle that. You know what i mean. Don't worry you know one of the anyway. There's lots of things. But i i find it. I enjoyed it. And i love the technical aspect of it which was a great relief to me and it was great to me not to be stared at you know so when i started directing to not be the absolute focus of attention and yet have a unique position upon the set. I liked that. We'll wrap up with andrew mccarthy in just a minute when we come back from break has kids now kids who have seen weekend at bernie's the weird morbid comedy where two guys go on a long vacation with a corpse which begs the question. What do andrew mccarthy kids think of weekend at bernie's yeah that's right. We're not afraid to ask the tough questions. It's both high for maximum fund dot org. Npr investigations into police. Use of force and misconduct were secret in california until now we have two hours of interrogation tape to find out who'd assistant of police accountability really served. And who does it protect. Listen now to every episode of the new podcast our watch from npr and kick you dean. This message comes from npr sponsor discover- discover matches all the cash. Back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically with no limit on how much you can earn. It's amazing because of all the places where discover is accepted ninety nine percent of places in the us that take credit cards so when it comes to discover get used to hearing the s more often learn more at discover dot com slash match twenty twenty one nelson report limitations apply back. Welcome back to bullseye. I'm jesse thorn. Our guest is andrew mccarthy. He's an actor and director was a charter member of the brat. Pack in the nineteen eighties. He started opposite. Molly ringwald in pretty in pink and in saint elmo's fire along with being an actor and director. He's now a writer. A few months ago he released a memoir called brat an eighty store. It's about the brat. Pack era and how strange and painful and uncomfortable and thrilling. It was to be the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon. Mccarthy is being interviewed by our friend and correspondent julie klausner. I'm gonna ask you a couple of questions about pretty in pink which is one of my favorite s- and i hope that your affectionate toward it. I think it's it's very clear for the book how affectionate you are towards the films. That sort of may. I was particularly happy. To see that you had affection for mannequin. For example i love. I love mannequin. I mean i'm embarrassed to say a save space. Yeah it's i love all those movies now you know it did take me years as i ran from them. You know and but i love all of them are and for different reasons but monica's particularly sweet because it's such an open hearted innocent movie and for pretty in pink. Were you surprised when it needed to reshoot. Well no i wasn't particularly surprised Surprised to a successful like you know as a wrote in the book there. I didn't like when the original ending was there where i sort of dismissed into. Don't show up for the prom with her and all that kind of stuff. I mean i thought i have to back up. I thought the movie was ridiculous. Movie about a whole movie's going to be about a girl. One go to a dance and making address. I mean this is going to hold. And so clearly i was wrong and the original ending where i was. I thought you know unsatisfying. And so luckily when they did they did the test grading and the audience felt the same way. They loved the movie until that moment and they hated the movie. And you know john hughes being smart businessman. He is said okay. Let's shoot and that's your fault for being so dreamy. Well you know. Yes naturally joking but Well that was written to be that lovable tamale. You know because. I've molly got me that part. Because as you say the movie the part was written for like high school jock jock type square-jawed broad-shouldered kind of you know that guy and i was clearly not that but molly when i went into addition molly. You know. that's the guy and join us said that wimp and the rest is history as they say. But yeah that was all molly cost us thousands and re-shoots. Well yeah i mean but it had to end that way because there's a fairytale but it was just a little fair that that moves a little fairytale so.
"mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"This is bulls eye. I'm jesse thorn. our guest. Andrew mccarthy is an actor and director and a member of the brat pack is memoir is called brat an eighty story. He's being interviewed by writer and actor. Julie klausner you are very aware of the. I think we sort of touched on it. The emotional accessibility. You have as an actor but you also talk about having this sort of push pull of aloofness and sort of staying in your own internal perception of yourself. How do you reconcile that. You're not an actor that stays in character the whole time right you talked about how in pretty in pink really didn't talk to molly when you guys weren't shooting. Well no you don't have to walk around. Set calling me blaine. No not that literal I always found that kind of odd when people were literally doing that. Did you seemed weird to me. but emotionally. I certainly would try and keep myself into sort of zone. I suppose but. I had a lot and continue to in my life. Have a lot of ambivalence about most things you know. And that is. I think hindered some of my ambition Because he one step up two steps back and three step half step back you know the people that just sort of have no reflective gene and just drive forward. I look at them with. Aw and they always succeed. Wow look chew. I mean you have no shame you have no and they just succeed wildly and i'm just i marvel at them and i envy them but i don't really a part of me does But i very much have a of always you know question. So i'm always i do questioning and then i'm examining so you know it makes it uncomfortable existence at moments and it certainly hindered my Career if i and my ambitions certainly but it's on the other hand it's helped me to have a certain awareness and ability to see things from a different perspective as opposed to just my own and it's also i imagine part of the exercise of writing. This book was looking back and seeing well. That wasn't a missed opportunity. I just didn't want to do it. You talked about turning down an invitation to dinner with warhol and some of the factory folks. Yeah i well. That was interesting in that. It took me twenty years in someone else dimension it to me for me to stop feeling ashamed at missing. Ed saying no to that opportunity. You know that was so classically me. At that time i went. Yeah i wanna do it. Uncle i'm happy to have. Didn't you know they called me up. And so you didn't with andy tonight and sure love to and is it. They were just more and more anxious. Till finally i call them up for Cat jumped out the window. I i can't come. You know this ridiculous and for twenty five years. I think was just like oh man that would you idiot. You've missed so many opportunities like that. My wife we walking through a warhol exhibited a museum. My wife and i told her that story and i was expecting her to say just that. They'll they'll why do you always just get over yourself dude. She's we'll maybe just didn't want to be exploited or you know. Seen as an amusement i think is what she said out. Oh my god that's so largely true and there's also the diety of the social anxiety of it but there was also largely that part. I just didn't want to be you know so took me quarter century and someone else's insight to realize that what i did was fine but there was so much of i. Guess what writing. The book helped me discover that i did just fine and that so many of what i perceive we're mistakes and missed opportunities with simply who i was who i am and that it was fine. Fine and the things that limit me and stop my progress. Also part of my assets and you were turned off by hollywood after experiencing some of the most hollywood easy things that would make people say. I'm staying here forever. Which is living with jackie bissett. Well quit showbusiness right. That the second. I left jackson. You went out to dinner with liza and then you ended up at sammy's house later night. I mean these are hollywood. Experience did have you know. And i didn't turn off to hollywood so much. I just i enjoyed it. I i just didn't wasn't for me in my life. You know it wasn't interesting to me so it wasn't yes but going out to dinner and sitting next to lies and then go up to. Sammy davis junior's house. And you know and shooting pool with sammy and you know. It's so bizarre for this kid from new jersey at twenty one twenty two kind of how the hell did i get here but you know those people are all very kind to us and to me. You know. that's an old hollywood stored of still was around a bit and you know they regret and jacquelyn. Bissett was extraordinarily generous to me in kind and patient and loving he. You know and i was appreciative. You know i was in appreciative. Young person you know. I was a bit lost in. That wasn't hard to see and those people are very generous. And you were unstaged that something that you preferred or it was just different than acting on film. I know that you have this curiosity with the camera that directing was studying in theater program at nyu. When i got the i was kicked out of school. But i had been studying in school Theater and i always imagine. I would be in the theater because i couldn't have imagined being in the movies and i love doing you know i'd have to say to the state of the happiest times i've had professionally always been in the theater but i have such a nerves. I think on on first nights that i've often. I've sworn i'll never do it again. Every time i'm gonna first night and apply. I don't care how good it gets a little. Never do this to myself again. The anxiety and stress. I thought it was so much. But i i have the most satisfying i've ever felt was when i was on stage it professionally because that's a very alive experience but then having said that i didn't pursue it A you know dabbled back and forth in it over the years and didn't dedicate myself to that. So what is your attitude towards acting now. Because i know that you're definitely a more prolific director currently. Well yeah no direct. Use my day job now And yeah i mean direct. Lots of tv shows and travel writing. But i you know. I acted again. I'm just going to go out next week to act in something i direct. His show sometimes called good girls. And i been acting on that a little bit and i'm going to go out next week and do it again and i hadn't acted number of years till i did this. Bid on good girls. You know i was working with producer. Said you want this thing of this guy you wanna do which yeah sure i do. And then i found it very It was really much more fun than i remember. Being in an acting always used to cost me such anxiety. When i was younger and i just found it to be sort of that joke of the to fish swimming in the water and the one fish passes the differences pay into water. Find today and the other fish says what water. And that's how. I felt when i started acting again when i on the show just like all timidly who i am. You know i. I used to say it's not who i am. It's what i do. But i think it's it's who i am. That's how i located myself. I when i was fifteen years old and discovered acting. I discovered who i was. It helped me feel safe in the world and have my place in the world. And as i got away from it into other things but i think going back to it was Exciting in a certain way and sort of liberating. So you know and i have great respect now. Because i'm doing directing people all the time now and you know when i see good acting itis love it. How much of your attraction to directing had to do with your curiosity around the camera and what it does and how much of it is sort of more about having been on the other side of it and thinking. Oh it would be nice to be in control.
"mccarthy" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"It's bullseye. i'm jesse thorn the brat. Pack as you may know is a term for a group of eight or so actors who starred in about a dozen movies in the nineteen eighties. Various configurations areas molly ringwald. Emilio estevez damore a bunch of others and among them. Andrew mccarthy mccarthy starred in saint elmo's fire played molly ringwald. It's love interest in pretty in pink. Beyond the brat. Pack movies mccarthy also performed in mannequin the joy luck club and another eighties classic. Weekend at bernie's in the last couple of decades he's been working more and more behind the camera. He's directed episodes of orange. Is the new black. The blacklist and good girls mccarthy always kind of pushed back on the label of being a brat. Pack actor he was an end into the whole nostalgia thing. But as you're about to hear something changed in mccarthy in fact he wrote a whole book about it brat. An eighty story is a memoir. That looks back on an era that changed his life forever. It talks about the strange position that he and the other members of the brat pack found themselves and back then barely old enough to drink but being labeled as the voice of a generation our friend and correspondent julie clouds. Ner read the book and was so taken by it. She sat down with mccarthy to talk about his memories of that time. Let's hear a little from an andrew mccarthy classic. I this is from pretty in pink. If you don't remember pretty in pink follows molly ringwald character. And she's torn between duckie her best friend and blame a preppy heartthrob mccarthy dream is he is of course place blame in this clip. He visits andy at her job to find a new record. We just got this glasses and really didn't like that. Oh my god record o q hip. Maybe two hip. Well thank. you can recommend something else that it was political something flannel ritchie. Teena marie madonna dov with deep. Very deep she's got such great style. Listen that's you andrew mccarthy. Welcome to bullseye. I loved your book and the first question kind of an obvious one. I'm sure you've heard. Why did you write this book. But i know that you didn't want to write this book originally and you certainly had issues with being associated with brat pack. So how did you write a book about not wanting to write a book about not wanting to be associated with the brad pack. Well that's the whole thing. Isn't it there Wh question to answer. I i for year. Well over the years. People have occasionally asked me if i would write a book about the brought back. I always said no instantly because it was just not of interest to me. And i think i'd spent my entire life since The brad pack since the mid eighties. I guess running from the to to some degree. And i finally sort of instead of running dragging it behind me just turned around and looked into it and i. I thought you know it had been this thing that dominated my life and my life is altered by those several years that i spent making those movies and being associated with the quote unquote brat. Pack so i you know and had changed who i became. You know much. And i had never looked at that and i thought you get old enough and you just kinda go. What what the hell went on there. And i just thought i could take clear. I look at it a couple of years ago. An editor asked me. So would you be interested in writing a book about the brought back and my answer was maybe which was surprising because it had always been a such a quick no so anyway i thought about it for six months and then i just started writing one night when i came home from work and i just started writing because i wanted to see if i had something to say for first of all if i had five remembered stuff i mean i used to drink a bit so you know i wanted to see if i remembered things and if i had something to offer and if i had something to learn from it myself. There's a joan diddy line. I'm paraphrasing but you know i right to find out what i'm thinking and i kind of scrapped. It out and to sort of what. What where my feelings about all that stuff. Which i found out you know i. Yeah you know so. That's why took so long. I suppose i just had run from well the brat pack article the sort of infamous article dubbing basically the casinos fires the brat pack. You wrote about it in terms of having done a lot of damage. I think both personally and then in terms of the culture at the time. And maybe. In retrospect do you think that the press is good. Press thing is a new idea. Is it always been a false idea. What do you think about exposure for the sake of exposure and what that article did and why it was. In your opinion. I guess negative. I don't know if it's always been a bad idea. I don't know if it is a bad idea. Now press is good press. I don't know if that's i. I don't know that. I totally disagree with that. But the brunt came about like you say he was supposed to be a small feature on amelia for Cinemas fire and he invited the writer out with him for drinks which is probably a good ill advised in hindsight and he took a little judd nelson and rob lowe and they went to the hard rock cafe and you know it would young guys who are in the movies and drinking do and those writer turned off to his subject and then it became this cover story of You know kind of this article quite sort of skate. Really and i remember. When i saw the photo of the on the cover of magazine. I was in the photo originally because he was a promos still from cinema fire and i think my elbow is still in it and i remember thinking they cut me the photo and then i read the article and i was like thank god. They cut me out of here fudo. And but i digress. I don't even remember you question you. All press is good press. There are people that would say. Hey at least tell handle it. I mean i reacted to negative way. I found it very pejorative which it was intended that way. But someone like rob blow just went and just embraced it from day one. and what. rob understood intuitively. I didn't get was it. The public never viewed it in this pejorative negative way that the media portrayed or the movie industry sought us and they always sort of Brought back. I love those movies. This guy you know as the ultimate sort of in group and who wouldn't want to be a part of that so rob who was smart enough to just embrace it and oil at a pass right through them whereas i found it very I took it personally and i. You know no who wants to be called a brat. And i.