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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on KCRW

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02:30 min | 5 months ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on KCRW

"In the Democrats to be wise to message John I wanna talk quickly about the impeachment trial because trump's acquittal was not a surprise but the surprise of the trial was that all the Democrats held together and voted to convict the president on both counts while Mitt Romney defected from Republicans voting to convict him on the one abuse of power counts that makes Mitt Romney the first senator ever in American history David remove a president of his own party in an impeachment trial Tim did not make the right call I believe that Mitt Romney actually voted his conscience there and I really believe that that's the only thing you can ask of of lawmakers in people in positions of power like that is to consult their principals know all the facts pray and come to the decision that goes with along with their conscience now on a lot of my friends on the right and not just maga heads but my friend Michael Brendan Doherty questions that he thinks that there's enough motivation for Mitt Romney to sort of seek liberal adulation or to go with the the winds that there was an advantage to him casting this vote despite the fact that he's not running in Utah which is an overwhelmingly Republican state and pointing to Romney's past Romney has flip flopped on abortion and on gay marriage and on immigration and all sorts of things and saying it's it's hard to believe that Romney has principles but I know that for myself in a lot of my conservative friends were trump skeptical we spent the whole impeachment debate and the whole and try the whole trial being torn in being close to one side or the other I came down prop thinking I'd probably vote no but only probably and so when Romney came down you know sort of just a few yards away from where where I came down I believe that it was him voting his conscience which again I think is all that we can ask Liz what did you make of the president sort of victory lap performance in the east room sure I mean I guess we all knew this where it was headed I hope that Democrats got what they wanted out of it they have it on the record that the house you know send articles of impeachment the Senate they really didn't think this and it was going to remove him and they were right you know I haven't seen quite a lot of pulling it that would tell me how this is been received by the public I know trumps favorables have been creeping back up so yeah hard to say what it did in the end this entire experiment I say we leave that where it is and go on to twenty twenty let's take a break I'll.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:25 min | 5 months ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on KCRW

"Is that Democrats don't know if the nominee who's going to be running instruct the general is actually going to be taking that tack and is actually factually wrong to say the economy is not working for the working class and and sort of the the bottom fifty percent when you look at wages over the last couple years there is a greater increase in wages for the poor and working class then there is for the average American and certainly for the the top twenty five percent of income with inflation being low that really matters to people who you know have somewhat fix budgets and with unemployment and three point six percent and that's because more people are entering into the work force it's still down a three point six percent what you've got is intense competition for workers I hear employers complain meaning about how hard it is to hold on to workers that's bad news for some employers it's very good news for the working class to this this is lecture about the economy is not working I I have to wonder are these people just borrowing a lecture from five six years ago when it was more troops and I I mean I think you know Democrats taking that into account would be wise to say things are good for now but anyone who remembers two thousand aids can remember how quickly life can turn around financially and so you know it should be a four warning to working class people who are getting good wages and who have employment now because they in most cases don't have wealth so these sort of counter cyclical programs that would protect against another big bust lake like we had in two thousand eight would be really helpful because we know for a fact that strong economies don't hold out forever and often times they don't just taper off they completely explode and and that's a concern that that I think working class people especially should be very tuned into in the Democrats to be wise to message John I wanna talk quickly about the impeachment trial because trump's acquittal was not a surprise but the surprise of the trial was that all the Democrats held together and voted to convict the president on both counts while Mitt Romney defected from Republicans voting to convict him on the one abuse of power counts that makes Mitt Romney the first senator ever in American history David remove a president of his own party in an impeachment trial Tim did not make the right call I believe that Mitt Romney actually voted his conscience there and I really believe that that's the only thing you can ask of of lawmakers in people in positions of power like that is to consult their principals know all the facts pray and come to the decision that goes with along with their conscience now on a lot of my friends on the right and not just maga heads but my friend Michael Brendan Doherty questions that he thinks that there's enough motivation for Mitt Romney to sort of seek liberal adulation or to go with the the winds that there was an advantage to him casting this vote despite the fact that he's not running in Utah which is an overwhelmingly Republican state and pointing to Romney's past Romney has flip flopped on abortion and on gay marriage and on immigration and all sorts of things and saying it's it's hard to believe that Romney has principles but I know that for myself in a lot of my conservative friends were trump skeptical we spent the whole impeachment debate and the whole and try the whole trial being torn in being close to one side or the other I came down prop thinking I'd probably vote no but only probably and so when Romney came down you know sort of just a few yards away from where where I came down I believe that it was him voting his conscience which again I think is all that we can ask Liz what did you make of the president sort of victory lap performance in the east room sure I mean I guess we all knew this where it was headed I hope that Democrats got what they wanted out of it they have it on the record that the house innocent articles of impeachment the Senate they really didn't think the Senate was going to remove him and they were right you know I haven't seen quite a lot of pulling it that would tell me how this is been received by the public I know trumps favorables have been creeping back up so yeah hard to say what it did in the end this entire experiment I say we leave that where it is and go on to twenty twenty let's take a break I'll be back with Tim.

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

11:13 min | 6 months ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

"Campaign because I think it's where the specific identity of the president matters most Felicia t- to that point. Do you think we've been learning much from these debates about the differences in the way these candidates would govern what a what have you been taking away in terms of you know you can have. You can have differences in ideas. which are the differences that are actually going to lead to different governance outcomes? Well I think one of the really striking things about all the candidates even if you're going to bring in you know closure or Rabuka Judge Biden all the way to sanders is the similarities. Broadly speaking on a lot of their policy proposals But with an I think that's right you know I think foreign policy is one place where we do see some distinctions or rather some candidates more comfortable thinking about International rule all of law and use of military than others. I think that's more a comfort level than a different level at this point but I think with respect to governing you do see some people who want wholesale change full stop and you see other people who want to improve the system as it is And I do think those are important approaches just when you think to how they might actually wheeled government power if they had it. Well some at this actually brings me in a funny way to your case for Satyrs Because I think you know the people wouldn't typically associate you as being someone who would be supporting Bernie Sanders in in this Primary and I think people Maybe take the pieces having a little bit of a trolling element. I'll let you say whether whether it does or not but basically you seem to be making the case that Bernie Sanders will be a unifying president for the party because he would bring ends of people felt left out but then also that he would be good at the sort of incremental policy change that he claims to be a fomenting a revolution against well. I mean I think you would be okay. Added I think the experience of Bernie Sanders is a long time member of Congress. I think some more moderately minded people hear what he's saying and they think. Oh my God I'd like. This guy has no idea how congress works is no idea how to get things done but he he clearly does like. He's been in Congress a long time. He has been there for Democrats on close votes. That's when they need them. He's gotten little amendments in. He's done the occasional bipartisan bill. Different people I mean he. He knows at the political revolution. It's incredibly inspiring hiring to a subset of younger Democrats And good for them. But I just would not be substantively concerned. that he doesn't know how to legislate now a difference. I mean and Felicia to humble to say this but you know what one question is like which which candidates are GonNa really look to places like Roosevelt when they're making decisions about how to staff the executive branch and who would be more likely to go back to the well from from the Clinton Obama Type Administration where you had some progressive minded people but some people with with closer ties to the business world and I do think Sanders and Warren clearly would be looking to get a more left wing sort of group of people into the executive branch although of course even it's a question of like who can be confirmed and I think the differences on domestic issues in practice just wind up amounting to less than fired up. Partisans really want to believe rich. I hear a lot of Democrats essentially talking themselves into the idea that the electability is about the same for all the candidates that you could nominate and we'll talk about the specific way that came up in the debate in a moment but I guess you know as as as you watch these debates Republican How are you feeling about who looks like the formidable general election candidate here? I still think it's probably Biden at just. I I have a little certainty then about that. Then I Did at the outset and find myself squinting certain having more sympathy to the match argument than I would have a couple of months ago. Oh you know enthusiasm matters. Charisma and Bernie has kind of an idiosyncratic charisma. Matters is just Bernie. I think comes with so much baggage calling himself. A socialist a-list the foreign policy associations in the past and just the sheer astonishing reach of his program would just create a a lot of a lot of targets but have say I also felt myself. Just more sympathetic to him over the last week. I don't believe this Elizabeth Warren charge that he said that a woman can't get elected president and that side I think the debate moderator handled that question extremely poorly in a way unfavorable to sanders so for for the first time ever I've felt at least a whisper of sympathy for Bernie Sanders. So what do we. What do we make episode in case anybody has not heard about this? the There was a CNN report on Monday That at a meeting in December two thousand eighteen Bernie Sanders had told Elizabeth Warren that he didn't think a woman could win the twenty twenty presidential election the CNN report had sources including two people. WHO said that Warren had described the conversation to them shortly after it happened Sanders campaign denied it. And then after some hours of not commenting the Elizabeth Warren Campaign. Put out a statement confirming that the that this exchange actually had happened. They gave differing accounts of it at the debate. Eight and then after after the debate warren walked up to Sanders and said you accused me of lying on national television which got picked up by the Mike say even though they were no longer broadcasting at that moment So Felicia I mean people talked about this nonaggression pact between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. The certainly seems like a a breach of that. I it never made a ton of sense to to me. I mean if Elizabeth Warren wants to be the nominee. She's behind Bernie Sanders in the polls. She has to to do something to argue for his supporters to switch over to her and I actually think that on the stage. She did an amazing job of reminding people that with respect to electability the women on on that stage and not the men had actually been electorally successful so You know until the hot mike moment that was sort of the home. Run that all the commentators said you know that's the reason Elizabeth one the night But I also want to make a further comment about this entire moment because I think we should it'd be talking about Sexism and electability straightforwardly and I'd have two points on this mostly crypt from becca trader. So you know hats off to her but the first thing is that engaging in a he said she said back and forth really doesn't usually were down positively to the woman We have seen that in many other cases and we see that here And so I just think that is an important thing to remember especially when the Sander side is saying while she's outright lying But the second thing and I think the most important point here is that the charges of lying that are being thrown around by both sides Are Yes yes. There certainly counterproductive but I also think they're kind of beside the point because you have to remember what Sanders himself said in that. Denial he said quote what I did say that night night was that Donald Trump is a sexist racist and a liar who'd weaponize whatever he could and I could imagine that if I'm Senator Warren hearing that I might very well well here that Tenetur Sanders thinks. I can't win the presidency so I can imagine that that both people think they are telling the truth Matt doesn't undermine the case of Bernie Sanders is the unity candidate. I mean I think part of part of the significance of of this of this dispute is that it brings up a lot of feelings about Bernie Sanders by certain people in the Democratic Party coalition especially women especially women who supported Hillary Clinton Who thought that there was a sexist aura around that campaign pain And whether or not that is a fair assessment I think it it conceivably something that makes it more difficult for him to unite the party that it might be for another candidate. Yeah I mean my biggest point about this is that sanders is weakness in the primary is with sort of strong partisan Democrats right people who have a big affiliation allegation with the Party itself. Who naturally don't like that Bernie like won't put a little next is named things like that whereas the people who sanders likes WHO Like Sanders? The most people who are at the margins of party politics right people who really might not vote might vote third party things like that and you've always seen him. I mean Vermont is a very blue state. It's a winning. There is not a huge achievement. But he's always runs ahead of Democratic presidential candidates because he's brought in Perot voters he's brought in Green Party voters. He's brought in Libertarian Carrion voters to vote for him because there's a segment of people who like is sort of weird anti partisan politics doesn't personally speak to me but like I'm the kind of person person who you know going to vote for the Democrats sort of whatever they do. I mean the particulars of this dispute are ugly up particularly because I think it's pretty clear clear what went on in the conversation which is that sanders articulated. What was considered the the woke position at the time which was that? Sexism had really hampered Hillary Clinton in the campaign. But then you can turn that around and say we'll see saying Democrats should never nominate a woman again and this worried me at the time Hillary's campaign I'm paying a sort of post campaign was so heavily. Emphasizing this idea that she'd been handicapped by sexism Because I don't think the people saying that wanted voters to here. Let's never nominate a woman again but it's it is what they were saying. And I think a lot of voters did hear it that way and I don't think that's good for the country or for the party to put that that message out still with me are on the left medical easiest. Vox Rich lowry of national review on the right and Felicia Wong of the Roosevelt Institute is our special guest and now it's time for tweet to the week. Sometimes it only only takes one hundred forty characters or maybe two hundred eighty two still the spirit of the week rich lowry. What's your tweet of the week? My tweet of the week is from at Ag Hamilton. In who tweeted a picture of the articles of impeachment being carried from the House to the Senate and he tweeted. I can't believe Pelosi just gave up all that incredible leverage she had over Mitch McConnell Felicia along with your tweet of the week my twitter. The wheat is from Benji Saarland. Politics is in parallel universes now in which a Sanders Warren Warren argument over a dinner conversation is legit. One of the most dramatic moments on the decide will on the side. The president's allies are being implicated in an alleged plot it to stock a US ambassador mid impeachment glaciers. What tweets stroke you? Michael Brendan Doherty said deeply envious of my mother who lived in world where it was just fine to leave. Leave your kid in his car seat in the car for five minutes and get something done a my tweet of the week comes from Joe mccutchen. Who used to be my colleague at business insider Joe tweeted before the announcement of the house impeachment managers for those who don't know how it works. Impeachment managers are selected through a pretty lengthy process. There's a skills challenge and obstacle course then based on those results it works. NFL draft style. No lottery The Guardian in its digestive what was going on and impeachment news. Then pick this up. Apparently apparently using this tweet to claim actually really how the Pelosi would be choosing the impeach managers which is not what she was doing? Joe was making a joke There's no combine Chosen based on. I guess how well they think. They can argue view in a courtroom style environment. I've been talking with medical esiason. Vox flowery of National Review and FELICIA. Along the Roosevelt Institute we will be back talk about the.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:17 min | 8 months ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on KCRW

"Fits the the president's preference for for drama and for for in security among his underlings that he would at least want people to think that he was thinking about choosing one of two different apprentices who could be his running mate Michael do you put any stock in the idea that there's actually a chance that that she's gonna get put on the ticket and is this book part of a strategy to position herself that I think there is a chance that she gets put on the ticket Donald Trump has shown a certain amount of oil team respect to Mike pence at times I mean the reporting about that Tim Alberta did about the access Hollywood tape our shows trump openly worrying what Mike pence and his wife will think of him after this and appreciating their their loyalty especially when they came around him however at the same time you're right he loves drama and I think he's also into the idea that he no longer needs to win the trust of evangelical voters that they are already a part of his coalition in fact the most solid part of his coalition of Republican voters but that he is a lot of work to do in stanchion the losses among upwardly mobile suburban women who've been defecting to the Democratic Party in twenty eighteen and in every poll since and he may think that Haley can help him do that so I I think there is a chance he will at least make an overture to Nikki Haley to come on to the ticket I don't think she would want to join it really she's positioning herself as a good soldier and as loyal opposition to trump now and is waiting for a post trump party to open up for her now this theme about the idea that you the president makes policy and under and his underling shouldn't undermine him simply because they disagree with the policy decisions that he's making there's been a key theme in the defense of the president for this impeachment process in the argument we saw about a lot of the testimony that we saw on Wednesday from George canton bill Taylor was basically that the the president had a policy dispute with bill Taylor who is who is our acting ambassador Ukraine and basically the president wanted to make you crane policy that officials in the foreign policy establishment disagreed with that frankly that a lot of you know Republican and democratic elected officials disagree with but he's the president and he gets to make this policy and you know that it's not the job of the of the acting ambassador to Ukraine to decide what our policy toward Ukraine should be an and I'm sympathetic to this argument in the abstract that the problem I see and I and I want your thought on this Michael is that again I go back to he was having Rudy guiliani make this policy and you have Rudy guiliani out there publicly insisting that the actions that he took were solely in his capacity representing Donald Trump in his personal capacity as his attorney and so you know when you say that the president gets to make foreign policy I I I don't think that means the president gets to it to tell a foreign leader go work with my personal attorney on the demand my personal attorney have which has which my personal attorney says are for my personal capacity not for the country this seems like the sort of thing that it's perfectly appropriate for career staffers for diplomats to stand up and say this is not an exercise the presidential power this is a hijacking of the presidential power for personal purpose so I'm going to split the difference there a little bit one it's just an appropriate to send Rudy Giuliani you know anywhere at this point other than home but it is not wrong for the president to necessarily to use a trusted adviser as a card outdoor as an extra diplomatic channel when making policy this is been done over and over and over again in United States history that is not controversial to me it is in the state department serves the president I think the hearings have been muddied by the suggestion that it what we saw in the hearings is instead of focusing on what I think is the prime question which is what is Donald trump's request of the Ukrainian president in Donald trump's personal political interest only I think that Taylor and others did demonstrate that it that it was but they tried to introduce these almost aggravating factors as in one aggravating factor the president is changing up policy new crane and doesn't seem to understand as Taylor suggested that Ukraine is a front line in our conflict with Russia that's a policy disagreement that I don't think has a place in an impeachment hearing and secondly that it doesn't have any place in Peachtree hearing that the president has ruffled the feathers of long time state department employees that is also a normal part of the presidency and I I think it's some of those details may excite Democrats they may actually feel them to be aggravating factors to be part of this norm smashing presidency I think they distract from the main point that could be the basis for hello you know legitimate impeachment and removal so yet the president does get to set his own policy he does get to annoy his own state department officials he does get to run around them but the question for impeachment should be does he get to do it for this for this request of an investigation of Joe and hunter Biden really it wasn't even a request for an investigation it was really I think Taylor did demonstrate it was a request for an announcement of an investigation which to me is evidence that it was purely for the politics that the you know there's no way you can say this was a genuine interest in corruption but so I mean Liz I think to Michael's point I think the choice by Nancy Pelosi to pursue this relatively narrow path around impeachment specific to Ukraine is because I mean obviously people will get upset about all sorts of things but the the it seems to me the core issue which they look likely to impeach him over is the thing that Michael is identifying there as the as the wrong doing which is the the use of the Ukraine policy for a purely personal purpose right and I mean that's something that the Democrats have been trying to nail trump on for a long time because he's so obviously doing it you know using the presidency to make money for himself and for his various business ventures and for his family's various business ventures is is something that he's been doing pretty much in the open it's just been difficult to pin down this is a place where it appears they have been able to pin down at least an attempt to try to use our policy on Ukraine in order to dig up dirt on who he thought was going to be his most likely opponent in the next presidential race and so you know if they can pin that down and I think they've done a pretty good job of it then I think that there is something to impeach John and it does of the it does sort of bolster the argument that close he chose to go within the end which was to pursue a more direct less expansive impeachment process let's take a break I will be back with Michael Brendan Doherty of National Review analyst with pretty the Washington post's talk about another area of foreign policy where.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

08:51 min | 1 year ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Back again with left right and center i'm your host josh barrow on the right is rich lowry editor of national review on the left is elizabeth runic columnist the washington post michael brendan doherty was raised in new jersey in new york by a single irishamerican mother his parents were never married and it's fatherly far away in ireland michael's new book is called my father left me ireland it's a memoir about his eventual reconnection with his father and his father's homeland but it's also reflected on national identity how affinity to a place in society gives us a sense of purpose and connection and how that can sometimes be a better guide in policymaking and in life choices then green ice shade wonky thinking michael brennan dirty who's also senior writer at national review joins us now hi michael hi great to be here thank you for joining us i i really i really liked her book a one thing i found interesting about it is you know it's it's this book about the importance of connecting with national identity identity that you connected with this is one that is not from the country where you of major life as so i guess the question is you know for me as as american who does not have sort of a a readily available ancestral homeland and i have a deep familial connection with besides the united states what are the lessons lessons here for americans and for america if you have some sort of thoughts on how ireland should reconnect with itself what does that mean for a country as diversity united states sure i mean i i am also connected to america and america's traditions and i'm a loyal american this was you know the book is written his letters my father's or concerns what he and i have in common what i would say though is that the book shows and i think maybe it makes it easier for americans to see that ireland has sometimes very unhappy history and its its history it's poetry it's literature it's it's folk song tradition all have a wave of providing there's a sense of solidarity in times of stress strain or conflict and my you know the the kind of theory of nationalism i've been promoting is that a national identity are sent some nationality comes out strongest under these times of stress and strain america is in a kind of happy period of history where we're we are at war around the world but we're not at war at home a we are a prosperous is peaceful nation and so we are able to pursue her own projects in private interests and yet they're still this this reservoir of cultural material that withdraws together winner under stress and strain and this book is a little bit of a project to help us remember and reconnect with that this is still a necessary thing in our culture and our own lies a problem that authorizes with national identity is it it has to be exclusive in some way it is not necessarily have to be exclusive along lines of religion race or ethnicity although very often it is but it has to exclude somehow in order for there have been in group somebody has to be out of it so what's what's the weight of build a model of of a healthy national identity the doesn't leed to too ugly strife well i mean it may leads ugly ugly strife as it because we're human right where where humans in conflict is kind of built into history but a national identity a america's very is blessed last have one that's very patient is an that a people groups that have been excluded from full citizenship in the past are able to draw on it that you know you could think of so many fingers in history frederick douglass others who have mastered v language of the founding fathers of their their nations repository of of politically literature biblical literature and then moved into the center of the country move themselves into it inappropriate did it for themselves and that is available to anyone group in america and you know of course these other thing that's great about the kind of broader western tradition and is that politically membership easily title territory to sharing a territory in endeavoring to leave together under shared law 'em and that's a huge advantage over you know rival systems that tied things much more directly race or to religion liz is a sort of sense of stronger national community identity is that useful thing for building support for socialism if you want people to buy into a project of wealth sharing if you sort of have people have this idea that you know there's something that binds us altogether that has us all in it together conceivably that could leave for a stronger support for more active government as part of that social sharing like you need to support for lots of different things there's no one direction and that sort of national identity an emphasis on national identity is going to run in i think that part of what you're seeing right now in american politics is a heavier focus coming from the right on national identity and you can sort of see the fruits of that a in are politically landscape at the moment and they're not pro socialist 'em you do see more of a critique exposed and you have in the past coming from some segments of the right looks like tucker carlson and so forth i don't seem very central to their actual politically project they seem more ornamental a but the actual socialist movement united states sort of young democratic socialist movement on the other hand does not seem to rely heavily on eight national identity in fact it kind of has internationalist overtones a there's a connection between american young democratic socialist movement and the british a democratic socialist movement for example a so i think that you know nationalism you can't really trust it to of serve as an engine sort of leftward social change i think that when you look at today types of solidarity that tend to underwrite a socialist movement building that's gonna be based on material circumstances material experiences of the capitalist system in class but so you don't you don't think that's something missing from the left account right now in american politics needing to say you know the truck trying to basically turned the rights position on its head and say you know here's in american project the role rolling together and here's a left version of that a rather than an international project you could see efforts in that direction elizabeth warren of for example i you know sort of headlining her entire you nominate policy as you cannot patriotism a seems like an effort to kind of thread that needle and say this is actually truly you know pro american semi nationalist project 'em i'm not sure it actually invigorates the left a or that it's an exciting way of in terms of elapsed perspective to frame those issues and i'm not sure that it even appeals to the right i don't think she is necessarily going to appeal anyone off of from trump's movement just by saying actually this is he comic patriotism i just thought i think it's it's really screwed on her part i agree with liz nationalism is a is in coates very flexible force but because of that is available to anyone an is michael points out it has has a deep appeal to human beings real people so besides size libertarians who in extreme view kind of think of us as a collection of individuals and cosmopolitans who think are country pulses and shouldn't have any special status v anyone else in the world is available everyone else an fdr used it in the blue legal campaign and others a drain the new deal socialist in sweden used it in the twentieth century you see some of it in bernie sanders there's that famous exchange with as recline editor of the policy website vox were as i sadly in favor of four people so why don't you let all four people across the world come here 'cause that'll be better for them and brings no that's a coke brother idea that's that's a libertarian idea if you do that you don't have a nation state and i i think it's it's bad the republicans lost touch a little bit during the bush years and afterwards with nationalism and i think it's bad for the democrats it they've lost touch with his well michael one thing that i thought was really interesting in in your book is the way you talk about how national identity basically gives people a reason and to to build and grow families having a sense of obligation passed down heritage's a reason have children and raise children and you you always talk about like a a deacon modification of a parenting i like this quote where you you talk about the way sort of technocracy flows into the way we talk about everyday parenting you you say a quote reads your child because children's reid with their parents make on average in additional million dollars over their life cuddled children get a lower mortgage rates as adults unquote so i guess the question is what's.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

Don't Worry About The Government

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

"I've heard her if you've ever spent any time on the internet, or ever, watch any Fox News decides to weigh in on this controversy. And she says the operative quote here of the quote, that has been getting all of the action is that these facilities or exactly like concentration camps. And then that sparked a giant in my opinion fairly stupid debate about whether or not, we should call them concentration camps. I call it stupid. Because instead of actually talking about what was happening down the facility instead of confronting conservatives about what are happening down at these facilities these facilities that they've flight ninety three justified themselves into voting for Trump and thus allowed these facilities. What's going on down there? They're not talking about that. They are instead, debating what is a concentration camp. Really, it's the type, and it's the type of naval gazing, you know, is truly a bad guy is Michael. Brendan Doherty it conservative liberal or liberal, conservative, like those sorts of gazing arguments. The national review is totally fund of Alexandria Cossio Cortez with this exactly like concentration camp fell into it, and I don't really blame her. Here's what I'm upset about. So she makes the mistake. Okay, where you need to do or what needs to occur is people on the internet need to have. Oh, sees back and redirect, the conversation from this term concentration camp back to what is actually happening at these facilities. It's great. The Godwin ended up showing up. I did God when was still with us. He weighs it says. No. In fact, they are like. Concentration camp. Okay. Great. I'm glad that we've cleared that up. That's funny to that debate. But I care more about what is happening to fucking human beings at the border and the fact that we don't impeach anyone at DHS over it. That's as much as I can't help laughing at the comment, it's once again, a case, where the Democrats losing the message war, and as they're losing this messaging war people are dying. People are suffering terribly. People are getting separated from their families. No, this is really bad traumatize permanently. That's certainly I mean, they don't have to die to be permanently scarred. I have to it even though I don't plan the Democratic Party listed. I will claim them as far as policing my own. And I think the, the conservative take on this on this crisis is obviously terrible. But the responsible thing to do in this circumstance is to remember it all times, where the public arts and minds are at. And right now, the hearts and minds are not in the right place. And that's because of how the Democrats have once again been suckered into a being just the, the messaging tale of the Republican dog. It's, it's, it's once again disappointing and where's dancy Pelosi once again, she's not there on impeachment? She's not. There on the border..

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

The Editors

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

"This is a guy who ran against entitlement cuts who said we need to protect social security and Medica is a guy who did not sound in any way like rand Paul or even like Ovid, ROY all Phil Kline certainly not like a Michael cannon at Kato or PD sued him. And at reason he does not have their instincts and his politics rule out. Some of the changes that conservatives would need to make to reform the system Republicans have a problem and that is. Obama kept Haas if ObamaCare hadn't passed they will cause wouldn't need to repeal it. It's much easier to stop something than it is to repeal it. But if ObamaCare hadn't passed we would still be offering some elementary questions about in which direction we could fairly easily go now, the Democrats would probably be proposing something akin to ObamaCare, but conservatives would be able to say, no, no, no don't go in that direction. Go in the other direction deregulate make it. Easier for people to choose different sorts of plans, use the tax code to encourage the behaviour and so on and so forth. But because Bama kid did pass Republicans now have to jump back over it. And although it is still not that popular. In TOTO, there are some elements of it, and they're crucial elements of ObamaCare that are very very difficult to repeal. One of them is a protection of pre existing conditions. That is probably the biggest stumbling block Republicans have because to get to the sort of system that they want you have to take that head on that that is is now a hurdle in the way. So Republicans basic view, I think privately is well, we don't want single payer. We don't want a much closer to that. We also know that we can't repeal ObamaCare to get more in the direction that we need to go. So we want to shut up about healthcare. We don't have a plan on healthcare. The Republican plan is not to have a plan. They don't like this topic. It's not something they want to to argue. They know that it engenders visceral reactions from the other side, but they're forced to have a plan because the Democrats have a plan and because the president for some reason keeps insisting that they have a plan. So I think he's creating. Or at least. At least reflecting serious trouble for the party, which is stuck in no-man's-land. But is being led by probably the worst person in America to lead them out. So Michael, Brendan Doherty exit question to you health care will be a political winner in twenty twenty four publicans or for Democrats. I mean, both because I think Donald Trump will just say what he said in the last game pain. We're going to take care of everybody. It's going to be great. No one's going to die on the streets in America. I thought that worked for him. As false as that promise turns out to be. And I think Democrats will be able to point to the Republican congress and say, we're we protected you from further cuts, Charlie I think it's a wash in that the defacto Republican position now is keep ObamaCare. Don't do anything else. I know they keep talking about how they want to repeal and replace it. But because they're not doing that. Then they will. Passively become the beneficiaries of what is one of the great problems within American healthcare, politics, which is status quo bias Americans. Just don't want change. Meanwhile, Democrats are proposing a massive massive overhaul of the system once again an overhaul that would potentially lead to one hundred eighty million people losing their health insurance to doctors being reimbursed at follow rates to taxes going up to thirty two trillion dollars, and so on and so forth..

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"Eighteen thirty five. Here's a very controversial figure. But he's also, you know, he set up the share our wealth program, which was would have established a net asset tax, and basically his plan was so that everyone would have a car radio and a homework five thousand dollars. And you're talking about this in nineteen thirty two and he is winning on it. It's interesting because if Trump were like that if you know all the talk about infrastructure weeks, actually, meant something, you know, Michael, Brendan Doherty has a piece in national review this week talking about, you know, the populace steps that Trump could take and they include the establishment of private worker co ops and workers councils of the kind that, you know, are in Europe and a actual far-reaching infrastructure plan. So that the America has the best roads and transportation hubs if an actually populace Trump were to do those things, and if the GOP were not so obsessed with this idea that in order to in order to win they have to make it. So that it's not them winning Democrats cannot win. That would be very concerning for Democrats. Remember there there's a moment early in twenty seventeen in which Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer met with Trump show talk about infrastructure week of people like, oh, this could actually happen. And then, you know, reality happened. And it's just interesting to think of you know, that populism for Trump was vehicle rather than a belief system. And it's interesting to think of what would have been like if it wasn't. You know, the thing I always think about on that is right after the election right after he won. There was this event. I don't know there is this thing that happened with what was it called the carrier air conditioning manufacturer. I remember this. Yeah. So Trump had been he was a little bit unclear what role he played or didn't play in this boat. He's basically doing was going on Twitter, and he was controlling and congratulating companies for keeping jobs in the US. And this creating very weird incentive structure where companies that we're not going to take jobs out of the US saying, oh, you're welcome. Donald Trump if you'll give us a good. Tweet. We'll say we kept these in here for you, and you integrate explainer on a at the time. But you really could see the the beginnings of very dangerous and very crony capitalistic approach to governance where like Donald Trump is just like personally cajoling companies about what to do and companies are pretending to do things in order to win favor from the government, but it would have been very if Donald had really held to that communication strategy of that had been his big thing that that's what he was using Twitter for every single day. Amidst the Konami this good like he'd be extremely popular. Right. Those very deadly communication strategy for for Democrats. Then he just didn't. And I think he didn't because I one he's not that interested to Republicans didn't really like it because I a lot of them. It went against them of their ideas. And I'm talking a Republican elites in congress. And you know, he just kind of got off on his normal Trumpy bullshit. But yeah, they're all these kind of like alternative Trump's the thing. I've been thinking about I kinda wanna write a piece on this is that it's very normal after you lose in mid term for. For the president to reposition himself in between his party in congress and the other party. I'm you saw this with Bill Clinton in nineteen Ninety-four. You saw it with Brock Obama in two thousand and ten there's no evidence at all the Donald Trump is going to try to do this. And in doing that. He's actually breaking from recent accepted and quite successful political practice right after the election instead of talk about other work together. He fired Jeff Sessions and hired Whitaker. And there's something interesting about the way Donald Trump can only be the lowest common denominator of himself and the existing Republican party. There is a much more potent political synthesis of those two operations that could emerge and it just hasn't..

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"He can however blame the idea that there is another super super national group that in fact is more powerful than even the incredibly powerful rich and successful Donald Trump. I think that that is anti semitism as liferaft rather than anti semitism as like choice among equals. It's oh the best available option to Donald Trump in the twenty first century for who is responsible for your failures. Is there are still conspiracy theories about Jews controlling everything? Right go with that. Here's I think where it gets even closer where. So August, a bagel was. A German social democratic politician late nineteenth early twentieth. Centuries. And and he said in a sort of moment frustration with the German working class that antisemitism is the socialism fools, right? Like, you have people, and they are upset about the way the economy works about the way the world works, and instead of embracing the social democratic party's systematic critique of capitalism and German political economy, they decide oh Jews are conspiring against me. Right. And so much of Trumpian politics to me has that socialism fools quality to it not necessarily directly implicating Jews in it. But it's like Donald Trump once the politics of being a fierce critic of the status quo economic system. Yes. Right. Like he presents himself as an enemy of the elites and of the status quo in a specifically economics eve way, right like in the rust belt towns they've gotten rich by making you poor. But he does not do anything at all to challenge. The prerogatives and economic interests of wealthy Americans like at all and like that is the exact core of his political stance. And I just don't know that you can do that without in some sense, implicating, anti semitic ideas. I mean, you mentioned that Michael Brennan Geordies essay, he he was one of the leading people who really bugged me in the week after this by like insisting like, okay, maybe true that like Trump plays footsie with anti Semites. But like, you know, you can't say. That you can't have this whole discourse of like, reactionary, Catholicism and blood and soil nationalism and all this table thumping, India litas with Chas no economic policy content to it that I Michael Brendan Doherty like and say, that's all just inherently antisemitic. But like, I think that I can say that right? That like in his whole essay about how he's disappointed that Trumpian nationalism isn't delivering on its promises. He doesn't mention like the real meat and potatoes of economic policy in the United States because like conservative politics is this like endless hamster wheel of like if you want the wealth in powerful to have less stuff and ordinary people to have more stuff, you have to take the stuff from the wealthy and powerful and give it to the ordinary people. You can also do not want that like, you know, like nico- brothers. But like if that's the outcome. You want to like? Enriched the masses at the expense of a narrow elite the narrow elite must be the narrow that has all the stuff. It can't be college professors. You don't like or some guy you've found annoying on Twitter, but like this whole cast of like right populist politics like from Donald Trump to its most highbrow over praised form. So it's over it's like, it's all the same dome Khan, and like whether it's Trump or Bonn or all of these people like if you don't want to raise taxes on rich people all you've got is this nonsense posturing and conspiracy theories. So I at some point wanna get into a longer conversation with you about birds year and the extent to which also Sean cultural capital are just pale imitations of economic capital or whether it's like actually meaningful to save it if you have a Kanama capital, but are locked out of having social capital that you are meaningfully not elite because I don't think I agree with you on that. But I also don't think that this is the time. But I do this is why I kind of jokingly said earlier in the episode that it's true nationalism has never been tried like and having a little bit of trouble articulating good, totally different analog to this. But I think that it should be familiar to people to think about the values that they hold and the people that they're loyal to. And you know, worry that inevitably that I mean. Okay. So so maybe an okay parallel here is the current progressive commitment to pluralism and how it interacts with anti-sexist, right?.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

05:43 min | 2 years ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"How do you know that that is why that this the this horrible description that you just described In? The highest echelons of. The Catholic church with pedophile, parties and the like how do. You know that that's why Benedict resigned I. Don't. Know for sure but that's what archbishop Vigano suggested. And, I, think he's a pretty go- source okay I didn't realize that he had made that suggestion yeah he he basically said that Pope Benedict. Despaired when he saw the extent of the libertine sexually active predatory gay mafia inside the Vatican itself. It was shortly after his personal Butler had leaked a, bunch of his private documents to the media Pope Benedict seltzer surrounded and betrayed he was constantly. Attacked in the media whatever he did just the way pope Francis is on over whatever he does In. The inva- Ghana's letter and in other news reports by people. Like George new Meyer and Michael, Brendan Doherty there are you you can see, the, pope Francis has a track record. Of covering up, for sex abuse reappointing people who've. Who've been credibly accused of sex abuse, in Chile in, Argentina animated what animates him in this regard in your opinion What. Animated Cardinal Law they, they think. The institution of the church. Is more important than the innocence it's so all right so so you think that's it, rather than a particular, affinity for, the pedophile. Priests yeah no I, think pope Francis is using the gay lobby and using these. These people who are morally compromised because he. Has he has on them he can control them they will they will follow his will and I think. His real agenda is sort of George Soros globalism with a global institutions, controlling the world economy open. Borders destroying capitalism I think. Sexual morality one way or the other is a secondary interest. To this let me point out, this at the same I if forgotten was, telling, the truth and the documents will, tell the tale At the same time pope Francis was lifting any restrictions on cardinal McCarrick who molested the boy. Baptized at the same, moment he. Was lifting those restrictions he. Was writing a document that condemned air conditioning as sinful at the same time so that, tells you about his, moral I, just read. Tell me if it's, accurate because I'm very careful here because there's so much on. The internet that I always have to verify. The, one is the main thing koonig coop itch coup pitch and he's cardinal He was made a car he was plucked from obscurity in Washington. State of Washington he. Was a Bishop where he. Was not letting priest do pro-life activities he was not letting them do the Latin. Mass he was supporting pro gay priests. They found him, people like McCarrick found him and world found him and gave his name to pope Francis who made him archbishop of Chicago one. Of the two or three most important jobs in, America yeah, so please coupons Okay so very bright all right well okay I don't know him from Adam but I saw tell me if you are familiar with all that he said this, is all I'm. Paraphrasing this is all nonsense. What really matters is global warming he said that and. He said that pope Francis has critics hate him because he's a Latino. And he described all this interest in you know. Who who was involved in covering. Up the rape of children he said well we're not going to go down that rabbit hole and that just strikes me as an amazingly, insensitive thing to say when we're talking about the rape of. Children. That's just disgusting What, this, is taboo question and everybody knows or anyone who listens knows I mean we I have gay presenters at Prager university, AM the godfather two two two children of, a gay couple So I have a pretty. Good it's, pretty clear where my heart is it is with everybody's created in, God's, image so I'm not asking this As hostile question but is. It but I think it's important do. You have any idea what percentage of priestly. Child abuse was same sex Eighty percent And most of it was. Teenage boys, so really we're not talking about clinical pedophilia we're, talking about, you know there's some segments of the gay community that think that cruising teenagers. Is okay and apparently a lot of them became Catholic priests and bishops and cardinals Why did they I mean obviously. This is, conjecture sure did they do it because being a, priest gave, them could cover I think I'm rather cynical I think the talented ones went. To work on Broadway or for the Democratic Party and the less talented The talented members of the gay? Community founded very comfortable lifestyle. In palatial homes with guaranteed incomes and very light workloads and the opportunity to rise to the top and.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

05:53 min | 2 years ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"How do you know that that is why the this horrible description that you just described In the highest? Echelons of the Catholic. Church with pedophile parties and, the like how do you know. That that's, why Benedict resigned I don't know. For. Sure but that's what archbishop forgotten suggested and I. I think he's a pretty good okay I didn't realize that he had made that suggestion Yeah he he basically said that, Pope Benedict despaired when he saw the extent of the libertine, sexually active predatory gay mafia inside the. Vatican itself it was shortly after his personal Butler had leaked a bunch, of his own private documents. To the media Pope Benedict seltzer surrounded and betrayed he was constantly attacked in the media whatever he did just the, way pope Francis is on Dover whatever he does in Inver Ghana's letter and in other. News reports by, people like George new Meyer and Michael Brendan Doherty there are you you can, see that pope Francis has? A track record of. Covering up for sex-abuse reappointing, people who've who've been credibly accused. Of sex, abuse in Chile and Argentina anime. To. What animates him in this regard in your opinion What unimpeded Cardinal Law they they think the institution of the church is more important. Than. The, innocence of so all right so so you think that's it rather than a particular affinity for the pedophile gay priests yeah no I. Think pope Francis is using the gay lobby and using these these people who are morally compromised because he. Has he has dirt on them. He can control them they will they, will follow his will and I think his real agenda is, sort of George Soros globalism with a. Global institutions controlling the world economy open borders destroying capitalism I think sexual, morality one way or the. Other is the secondary interest to this let me point out this at the same I if Ghana was telling the, truth and you know the documents will tell the tale at the same time pope Francis. Was lifting any Restrictions, on cardinal. McCarrick who molested the boy. He's baptized at the same moment he was lifting those restrictions he was writing a document, that condemned air conditioning, as sinful, at the. Same time so that, tells you about his moral I just read tell me if. It's accurate because I'm very careful here because. There's, so much on the internet that I always have, to verify the what is the man's name Kunichi Kupa Kupa ch and he's cardinal He was made. A. Car he was plucked. From scurity. In, Washington, state of Washington he was a, Bishop where he was not letting priest do pro-life activities he was not, letting them do the Latin. Mass he was supporting. Pro gay priests they found him. People like McCarrick found him and world found him and gave his name to pope Francis who made him archbishop of Chicago one of, the two or three most important jobs in America yeah so please coupons. Okay so, not, very bright all right well okay I don't know him from Adam but I saw tell me. If you're familiar with all that. He said this is all. I'm paraphrasing this is all nonsense what really matters is global warming you said that. And he said that pope Francis has. Critics hate him because he's a Latino and he described all this interest in you know who who was involved in covering up the rape of children he said well we're not going to go down that rabbit hole And that just strikes me as an amazingly insensitive thing to. Say when, we're, talking about the rape of children it's just disgusting What this is taboo question and everybody knows or anyone. Who listens mills I mean we. Have gay presenters at Prager university am the godfather to to to children of. A gay couple so I have a pretty good it's pretty clear where my heart is with, everybody's in created in God's image so I'm, not asking this As. A hostile question but is it. But I think it's important do you have any idea what percentage of priestly. Child abuse were same sex Eighty percent And most of it was. Teenage boys, so really we're not talking about clinical pedophilia we're, talking about, you know there's some segments of the gay community that think that cruising teenagers. Is okay and apparently a lot of them became Catholic priests and bishops and cardinals Why did they Obviously. This. Is conjecture sure did they do it because being a priest gave? Them could cover I think. I'm rather cynical I think the talented ones went to work on Broadway or for the Democratic Party and. The less talented The league talented members of the gay community found it? Very comfortable lifestyle in palatial. Homes with guaranteed incomes and very light workloads and and the opportunity to rise to the top and in We'll continue John's be rock politically incorrect guides Catholicism Dennis Prager show live from the relief factor pain-free studio.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

The Editors

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

"Will hell our become hell, election and hell. Impeachment is corruption. The issue Democrats have been waiting for and why isn't the left more patriotic we'll discuss all this more on this week's edition of the editors on rich Larry joined as always or at least a cage only by at baseball crank. Dan McLaughlin, the notorious, Michael, Brendan Doherty, and smartest political consultant. We know Luke Thompson the right honorable, Charles, w cook away on assignment. And of course, the effort 'Send Ryan Salaam is a way covering the Paul Manafort trial. You're listening to a national you podcast or sponsor this week is an are plus the new premium digital service on national review dot com. Quick public service announcement. If you're listening to this podcast on national review dot com, we are delighted to have you, but it would be easier for you in better for us. If you made us part of your feet at Google play Stitcher tune in, or I tunes. And if you like, what you hear here, please consider reviewing us at I tunes if you don't like what you hear pleas for get. I said anything. So, okay, Michael, we had according to cable TV least yesterday one of the most consequential days in the history of this Republic, Paul Manafort found guilty of eight charges, but actually more significant, I think, is Michael Collins, plea deal where he pleads guilty to various tax offenses and to campaign finance violations that he says, we're at the direction of a candidate for federal office who went on named those obviously, one Donald J Trump how important is. Yeah, I think cone flipping is important. It's it's hard to tell those sometimes because the way Michael Kohn has kind of gone about this in the press and seemingly with investing. Gators is is like he's making a, he'll turn on reality TV show. I mean, he really is like saying, all, you know, these calling Donald Trump corrupt. He saying he would, you know, he's going to testify, he's hinting that he has the goods not only on the Russia meeting at Trump Tower for Trump junior, but also that he has the goods on, you know, Donald Trump cheering on Russian hacking. So I, I don't know, it's I found Michael coned be one of these non-credible characters before is still trying to find him non-credible now that he's convict, you know, nowadays taking a plea deal. I don't know. Is this sort of like it has this feels like tune in next week? It said Dan, I, I was skeptical that anything much would come the campaign finance thing when the stormy Daniels story was first breaking because usually this is dealt with administratively. And you, you update your filing and you, you pay the fine, and that's the end of it, but they got Cohen to plea to crime here. How how important. Well, I mean, of course, as you recall, they got, you know, they indicted John Edwards for pretty much the exact same thing so, and I'm sure the charging decision was probably partly informed by the sense that look, we went after a big high profile democrat now, here's, here's Cowan..

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

The Editors

04:46 min | 2 years ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

"And I think that's why this White House, although we couldn't stop the president from saying something really, really unhelpful. In Helsinki immediately scaled back backtrack and you've noticed it obviously, chafes on the, you know, Trump does not like having had to backtrack, but he is sticking with it by Michael, so I can see the political mistake. Right? And I agree. I thought I thought it was a foreign policy mistake that Trump made there as far as how he presented this. But on on a certain level, there's a separation of powers and president who ran on up ending Washington's foreign policy. Consensus is doing just that it is not illegal for Trump to say. I'm downgrading one set of alliances in my priorities, and I am. I am searching out new ones. That is what the president is elected to do that. So like this is also just on the photos. I mean, we the voters chose this man, and he is he is acting as you could expect. And I think I slightly disagree with on this in that if Trump for example, imposes a tariff because congress is dead. Gated that power to him. Congress can and should in my view, even if it's over Trump's veto take that power back and change the tariff. The same is true immigration. A lot of worries about Trump's immigration policy from the left and to lesser extent on the right all the result of congress, the nineteen fifties, giving the president fall too much control of what is an should be within the ledges purview. Now, yes. On this foreign policy question, it can let the throat allows a little bit on investigations. It can also impeach him, but those on more nuclear options that there is far less of an incentive for Republican congress to allow an investigation into a president could lead to his downfall than there is for publican congress to say into Venus, if it the president's instituting tariffs that it doesn't like right. Well, I, I don't know. It depends, right. I think if the presence in inter deuce tariffs that are hurting people's reelection capacity, they will let steam out. Places that will make life difficult for the White House. The thing about White House is they are constantly dominated by too many demands without enough time to meet them. And so if congress saddles than with another demand, it is well. I mean, it's zero-sum game, which means that some other priority of the White House won't be met because they'll be wasting scarce resources directed at that exit question Michael, Brendan Doherty. Will we forget Helsinki in two months time or will this be seen as a turning point in the Trump presidency. Exactly two months, exactly. Two months now it is. It's going to be a little bit of a turning point because you know, eventually the Mueller investigation is going to shift from, you know, indicting Russians that it won't be able to reach to like laying out its brief against American actors and Helsinki has kind of foam disturb the waters on the democratic side so that it's really churning with anger and passion. And a lot of loose talk about treason and acts of war that that has to cash out somewhere. Luke Thompson. If the White House accelerates anti-china rhetoric, we will forget this ever happened. I think we'll forget it too. And I think the polling that shows Republicans don't care about. It probably suggests that the next crisis is only a day or two away next up, Alexandria, the. Great. So it's been a little while since we have checked in on the electoral news of the day and the biggest development in it's kind of cultural and political impact has been the unexpected come from behind primary victory of Alexandria, Aqazadeh Cortes over Joseph Crowley, a long-serving democrat in queens and the Bronx. Erstwhile moderate, democrat erstwhile new democrat who had been making an effort to reinvent himself. You know, as the party itself had moved leftward, someone would consider himself a leadership contender. Prolific fundraiser at you generally well, liked in democratic circles, but again, totally toppled coming out of nowhere by a young woman affiliated with the democratic socialists of America who honestly has proven pretty darn charismatic and pretty effective spokesperson for her. 'cause namely the cause of democratic socialism offending the kind of democratic mainstream curious. There's been a lot of talk about her in the media writ large. A lot of talk about her, not all of it friendly in conservative media in particular..

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

The Editors

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

"Getting serious in syria donald trump contemplates a missile strike against the assad regime the speaker fall silent paul ryan conservative golden boy announces his retirement from congress mueller damn wrong is donald trump being baited it to finally firing special prosecutor robert mueller we will discuss these topics and so much more in a newsweek that is made our brains literally explode on another episode of the editors podcast my name is ryan salaam rich lowry is not with us today he is traveling and so the inmates have taken over the asylum i am here with a series of dangerous mad men michael brendan doherty zan sanctis and teddy cup for we are coming for you america first up getting serious in syria michael brinton doherty i know that you are fired up about the prospect that the united states will get drawn deeper into the quagmire that is the ongoing syrian civil war tell us more guys so over the weekend we had reports out of syria out of a suburb that bashar alassad is trying his forces are trying to take over again that there was a chemical attack and the trump administration is immediately promised to fire back and to take the red line seriously and in fact trump you know in fact the french government and the british government also began talking about joining in a kind of joint strike and all three governments seem to be moving forces into the region trump tweeted basically like bathing vladimir putin like a pro wrestling pro you know promo video like our missiles are coming in new and hard and smart and i dare you to knock them down and actually i mean we're laughing but i mean it's actually quite it actually is quite serious how quickly this became a kind of russia us standoff with the russian ambassador.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

The Editors

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

"Bowl tim la president trump installs moustachioed uber hawk john bolton as his new national security adviser will planet earth be incinerated in atomic flame trade war to chinese booboo the white house takes on chinese mercantilism tanna business should legal pot be for profit we'll discuss all of this and more on this week's edition of the editors i'm ryan salaam filling in for our captain rich lowry and i'm joined by my friends michael brendan doherty alexandra distinctness and luke thomson you're listening to a national review podcast and we are sponsored this week by quip a revolutionary new toothbrush over the next couple of weeks the national review institute will host a series of events celebrating the life and legacy of our founder william f buckley junior please check out our website for more details and if you're listening to the editors on our website please consider subscri having apple podcasts stitcher or tune in and leaving us a review if you were so inclined okay let's get into it alexandra for weeks now we've been assured that president trump and hr mcmaster had a great working relationship now mcmaster is out on his ear what exactly happened here apparently trump just decided that he wanted to go different direction with his national security policy he and mcmaster claim to still have a friendly relationship you know went out on good terms the white house is saying that this was discussed behind the scenes for a while and everyone was okay with it wasn't kind of a sudden twitter announcement as there was with rex tillerson last week or the week before and apparently john bolton just better bodies the the way that trump wants to look at the rest of the world now so i i'm not totally sure where that came from it was a bit of suppress mike how are you feeling right now about john bolton i mean john bolton is a very interesting and kind of ambiguous figure who's been identified with.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

The Editors

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

"Rex tillerson out mike pompeo gina has bill up larry cudlow in david schulkin maybe out mcmaster maybe out john kelly maybe out jeff sessions may be out jared kushner may be out of trump maybe out white house butler safe for now we'll discuss all this more on this week's edition of the editors i'm rich lowry and i'm joined by the notorious nbd michael brendan doherty and the f ryan salaam and our very special guest this week alexandra zan distinctness the right honorable charl cw cooked continues to be away on assignment at an undisclosed location fighting gun control trolls on twitter you're listening to a national review podcast we are sponsored this week by away travel more about them in due course i also wanna mention that the national view institute is having half day conferences around the country an honor of bill buckley legacy on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his passing we've had a number of these around the country so far they're wonderful opportunity to see old friends get to new get to know new friends and here's some very smart and entertaining people about bill buckley's legacy and we're conservatism is now we're going to be out in san francisco just in a week or two march twenty seventh and san francisco march twenty eighth in newport beach and then we'll be headed to chicago on april twelfth we'd love to see all of you at one of these events and a quick public service announcement before we dive in if you're listening to this podcast on national review dot com delighted to have you but it would be easier for you in better for us if you made us part of your feed at tune in tune stitcher or google play if you like what.

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"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

The Editors

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"michael brendan doherty" Discussed on The Editors

"Who has been caught blocking whom in the trump white house and wi who won the stephen miller jim a cost a showdown in the white house briefing room and is there anything wrong with questioning affirmative action we will discuss all this and more on this week's edition of the editor's i'm rich lowry and i'm joined as always by the redoubtable in total the effervescent route hansa lawn and the notorious mbd michael brendan doherty the right honorable charles cw cook is away on assignment so michael let's start with white house first and an item is probably the least consequential in all of this and will be a footnote to a footnote when the history of the trump administration is written but the anthony scaramucci interview with ryan lissouba was when most extraordinary things i've i've ever read in need the political realm owes just compulsive really are readable and entertaining uh a lot of people have drawn conclusions about how this represents kind of the are a rising tide of vulgarity i inner culture and that's a very bad thing do you think that's true or have these sort of conversations always happened it's just that no one has fumble that so badly that they've actually had such a conversation on the record with a reporter willing to report it i think the ladder i think no one has done this on the record and there is a willingness for uh outlets like the new yorker the new york times to print fourletter words that's a little bit new um in in light of the trump administration.

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