18 Burst results for "Michael Gerson"
Coronavirus Outbreak Deepens Its Toll on Global Business
"Markets were totally call totally calm and all of a sudden they felt dramatically than they were covered Dan paying off a hundred and twenty eight points yesterday on Thursday they were down sixty six points on Thursday they're off twelve points on Thursday overnight Bandung index dropped another one percent and I got up to read bad story after bad story after a bad story it's like the world is finally waking up to when I first told you about early in January there I always keep my eye on the virus because I read the great influenza by John berry they know about the nineteen sixty eight playwright I know about pandemics I know that they're considered inevitable and one will come and that what turned out not to be the pick the bird flu sars a little bit scary but they contained it murders was scarier they continued a ball it was the scariest they contained it they have not contain coronavirus and markets are beginning to notice seventy six thousand seven hundred ninety cases two thousand two hundred forty nine people died and the world is finding themselves with new cases everywhere who by which is the home of Wuhan Hubei province revisor daily numbers up six hundred and thirty one cases following deaths in a jail that followed downward reports and happy talk and a one year earlier this week do not believe in happy talk happy dog okay yeah then South Korea got its own outbreak they they canceled the Davos evasion the ball all forum is is held annually big deal regional business and political elites come down of high none not this year March twenty fourth the twenty seven it's canceled and that is just the tip of the iceberg it really is just the tip of the iceberg the manufacturing supply chain is pummeled from all sides according to South China morning post all across China the guard you expect Virginia shopping Walmart United States are not being made that has ripple effects throughout the economy yeah people worried now about how long does it last on surfaces the nineteen eighteen virus lasted many days we don't know people wonder how long are you contagious we don't know Michael Gerson has a great post Washington post column on this then it's reassuring that the death rate is only two percent now the flu is point oh seven percent but sars was ten percent but we don't know if that's the real death rate we do know is the guardian reports this morning in this my morning rundown coronavirus air travel demand will fall for the first time in eleven years mark Sweeney story the spread of the corona virus will result in the first fall global air travel in more than a decade the international air transportation one of the following passenger demand as a result of the outbreak of covered nineteen would cost the airline industry twenty nine billion pounds from the telegraph Ambrose Evans Pritchard dominoes falling in global shipping as corona virus continues to grow China's economy container shipping from China ports has collapsed collapsed since the outbreak of coronavirus has yet to show any sign of recovery almost half of the planned sailings on the route from Asia to north Europe have been canceled over the last four weeks half refrigerated foods ships full of frozen food known as refers are unable to enter Chinese ports the backups are terrible then from the Financial Times corona virus wreaks havoc on the luxury and fashion groups the coronaviruses kept so many kept as many as one thousand Chinese fashion buyers from Europe's top fashion shows this month as the luxury industry faces its biggest threat since the two thousand eight financial
"michael gerson" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Trump is a fraud. That is the headline of a Washington Post op Ed piece today, and it is also the conclusion of another Washington Post op Ed piece today on the same page under the headline Trump is a fraud. Michael Gerson who was a speech writer for President George W Bush says that house speaker Nancy Pelosi's defeat of Donald Trump in the government shutdown should be the final proof that Donald Trump is a fraud. Michael Gerson writes, the president was elected in part by giving his supporters and impression of business acumen. This was in fact, the image carefully cultivated by book, publishers and TV producers and by Trump himself as a presidential candidate who claimed to be appear less negotiator and unrivaled businessman and an excellent manager. He lost the most visible and important confrontation of his presidency. In negotiating with house. Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the government shutdown. Michael Gerson goes on. To catalog claims by candidate Trump that have been proven untrue, including the claim of being a self made billionaire and the claim that he hires the best people Gerson writes, no one can reasonably claim to believe in Trump's brand as it was sold in two thousand sixteen we have plumbed the shallows of his boasts. They are refuted lies and whatever else the president may be he is a fraud Catherine repels up Ed piece, which ran just above Michael Jackson's and the Washington Post op Ed piece a pitch stresses the complete collapse of candidate Trump's promises to coal miners about the coal industry. Donald Trump has blamed Obama administration regulations for a decline in coal production. But Catherine Paul points out that the decline in coal production is now predicted to be much more severe than it was during the Obama administration with US coal consumption hitting its lowest point in thirty nine years. During President Trump's second year in office gathering Paul writes, Trump promises, a vision of an industry from decades ago. And then struggles to understand why he can't turn back the clock. She notes that the American steel industry is producing about as much steel today as they did thirty years ago just with fewer than half the workers, thanks to productivity gains. So the steel jobs are not coming back to the United States because they are already here. And most of those steel jobs are now held by machines. The voting public is catching onto the fraud. For example, Donald Trump campaigned relentlessly on the size of the national debt, which he said he would eliminate as president of the United States. And of course, the Trump tax cuts have dramatically increased the budget deficit and the national debt. And so according to a new Washington Post poll on inauguration day fifty. Percent believed that Donald Trump would do a good job on the federal budget deficit. And now thirty three percent believe that Donald Trump is doing a good job on the federal budget deficit, which of course, has gotten much much worse under President Trump. The verdict is in on that piece of the Trump fraud. We will have more on the fraud of Donald Trump after a break with Austin, goolsbee, and Jennifer Rubin. You still just announced that they're building six new steel mills. US steel did not announce that they were building six new steel mills because they're not building six new steel mills yet another piece of the fraud of Donald Trump January discussion now Austin lose me, former chairman of the council of economic advisers, the President Obama he's currently professor of economics at the university of Chicago. Jennifer Rubin is back with us. Austin goolsbee. There is so much to talk about in in what Michael Gerson calls. The Donald Trump is a fraud. But I would like to talk about some of this economic data that that that I've just been reviewing and it's hard to think of any area there where he hasn't made fraudulent claims look, I agree with that. But you remember in the campaign, we had the conversation. And I said we need it to start following what I called the Trump policy directive, which is we should not spend any more time talking about Donald Trump's policy ideas than he's. Spent coming up with them. And at the end of the sentence. We've already violated the directives travel. He's throughout the campaign. It was totally obvious that what he was saying was complete nonsense was a it's a fraud wrapped in quackery inside of a bamboozle. I mean, there's no the things that he promised were self-contradictory..
"michael gerson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Shields. And Michael Gerson? Help us understand a tumultuous week American. There's a new law in the land today meant to address to central tenets of American life, freedom and Justice in the last forty years the federal prison population has risen by more than six hundred percent. Initial send a reports on a rare bipartisan push to bring big changes for some one hundred eighty thousand inmates. Like when he was in niece picture angel. Glorioso hasn't seen her two brothers more than a decade. They're both doing time in federal prison for murder, her younger brother is more than thirteen hundred miles away in Beaumont, Texas. They just financially is a violin logistically it's a burden. And her spice shop in Washington DC. She's hoping in new federal law will bring her brothers and other federal inmates closer to their families. We are asking that you opened up the floodgates and let everybody out of prison where does asking that you bring them a little closer. So we can Tennessee them had them toxin and not have to spend so much money on phone calls. Just to stay connected under the new criminal Justice law signed by President Trump today inmates will be placed in prisons within five hundred miles of their families. That's just one of the changes coming from the first step act. It's a rare bipartisan effort that deals with both sentencing and prison reforms it will lower mandatory minimum sentences. It will retroactively chain sentencing disparities for drug crimes, including for powder and crack cocaine such differences have often led to longer prison times for African Americans. Those changes will benefit about two thousand inmates. They could shave fifty three thousand years off sentences over the next ten years. The Bill would also. End life sentences under the three strikes law established in the nineteen Ninety-four crime Bill. They're also changes to encourage prisoners to participate in recidivism program. In often, bitterly divided Washington. The Bill was passed overwhelmingly by both chambers of congress. It United conservatives like the coke brothers with liberal groups like the ACLU even celebrities like Kim Kardashian voiced their support road to. Yes was long. This is truly a landmark piece of legislation. The biggest criminal Justice reform generation that was three years ago. Judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley. A bipartisan Senate group announced a similar effort, then President Obama pushed hard he became the first sitting president to ever visit a federal prison. That's what strikes me. There but for the race, but the effort fell short when Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell wouldn't let it come to a vote. In this race for the White House. I am the law and order candidate.
"michael gerson" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"The only way to research save the Republican party argues Michael Gerson syndicated columnists longtime Republican aide, former formerly with the Heritage Foundation he worked on the Bob Dole campaign he worked for Senator Dan coats who is now the director, of national intelligence for President Trump and he worked most famously, in the White House of George W Bush a Michael Gerson has a column over at the Washington Post which makes the argument that this year Republicans should deliberately, vote democratic for the house of. Representatives while still voting Republican for the. Senate in order to ensure the future of the party I don't think this makes any sense, at all but if you are sympathetic to it feel free to give us a call one eight hundred nine five five seventeen seventy, six we'll also talk a little bit About the one of the leading Voices on the. Democratic Left the social Democratic Left somebody who identifies with. The Alexandria Cossio Cortez Bernie Sanders wing of the party who clearly does not believe in a. Free press just clearly, does not and by the way it just had a reporter removed from his August presence as proof that he doesn't. Believe in that kind of press we're doing about, the mayor of New York City a Bill de Blasio And whose real name as people probably know by now is William or it's not William it's a different first. Names not even Bill but it's Wilhelm is the, actual family last name Okay first off this Michael Gerson column it's run all around the country and then. Since fired a lot of, angry responses and, I understand that because I think it's. Deeply deeply Misleading and wrong and what he says. Is this he says says in November many Republican leaners independence will. Face a difficult decision? The National Democratic Party, under Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer doesn't share their views or values but President Trump is a, rolling disaster of mendacity corruption and prejudice what should they, do and but Gerson says is that for Republicans and independence who basically want to uphold conservative ideas. But. Don't. Like president he, says they should, vote democratic in their house race. No matter who the Democrats put forward and they. Should vote Republican in Senate races with mainstream candidates okay At least he's, doing that it's important to maintain a Republican Senate without a Republican Senate there are no more judicial. Appointments There is no more progress on. Anything and, by the way the, Republicans look to be an. Increasingly good shape when it comes to actually carrying the Senate. I mean there are two different Seats that. Are up Senate seats in Minnesota now the one. For Amy klobuchar she will win reelection but Tina. Smith who is running. For the other seat that's Al Franken seat remember Al Franken resigned and then Tina Smith was appointed in, their place she could have a real race on our hands there's a primary tomorrow she has a. Primary challenger, and one of the things about the. Democrats and Senate races is for instance there are all kinds of Senate, races where Democrats could actually lose incumbents that have not been highlighted for instance in the state of Michigan. Were John, James is running against. The very tired and very ineffective Senator. Debbie stamina and he, is a decorated army veteran and a rising star who is exactly what the Republican party needs. And yes, he's also African American Michael Gerson idea. That the, Republican party would benefit Bye Losing the. House Let me let me just advance. A different proposition Look. At each house race they're not all the same And. Look at the choice between, putting Nancy Pelosi as speaker And putting Kevin McCarthy is speaker Kevin McCarthy is good, and competent and solidly conservative guy and why wouldn't you want him? To, be speaker of the house well here's what Michael Gerson rights He says they should vote democratic in their house. Race no matter who the Democrats put forward what what if they? Put, forward someone like Keith Ellison Who just had some, very serious problems exposed now he's not, running, for the house of representatives running for attorney general And what do, you do about the governor's races Michael Gerson don't you want people to, come, out and, vote for Republicans, for governor including fine Republican governors who are on the. Ballot this time like Larry HOGAN and Maryland like Scott Walker in Wisconsin These are people eminently deserve deserve, to win, a, governor's race, hot governor's race, in Ohio And all of this really requires it seems to me a. Certain amount of Republican unity which would be more useful than, what he calls strategic voting He writes, if Democrats gain control of the house but not the Senate They will be. A check, on the president without becoming a threat, to his best policies Or able to enact their worst policies Okay What he's saying is. Correct by the, way the Democrats won't be able to enact their worst policies even if they took the Senate because Trump would be there to veto it for the next two. Years but the one thing that he's not talking about is if Democrats gain control of the, house they are prepared to impeach the. President and, again there's nothing that would strengthen Trump or reassure get his Reelection more, likely and I'll tell you. Why because he could and with some Justice if they really win. The house and pursue impeachment is going to be very bad for, the economy and all of a sudden. Trump will be. Able to blame everything on Democrats see this is what nobody is thinking about things are so good in the economy right now and most Americans. Do feel so, grateful about it and yes they should vote their pocketbook this is one of those elections where people should vote their pocketbook but the point about this is that. At some time or another the economy's going to go into reverse it always does we've had, this long running growth spurt this carried. Over for, about nine years and speed it up under President Trump And at some point or another either next year or maybe in two thousand twenty There will be some kind of economic slowdown it always happens does anyone doubt that In. Any of that. He he writes that It'd be great to have Democrats gaining control of the house because they'll be a check on the president. Without being, a threat to his best policies of course. There'd be a, threat to his breast policies first of all the idea of maintaining Republican unity. In the Senate on behalf. Of judicial nominees that would be very tough if, all of a sudden there's a democratic house and there. Is a perception of a badly weakened president, it would also Give President Trump less reason to, appoint the kind of strong qualified exemplary conservative nominees that. He is appointed With Brad Kavanagh and Neil Gorsuch They also Michael Gerson points. Out the tax cut will stand the, Senate will still approve conservative judges but the. House, will. Conduct real oversight hearings oh great and, expose both Russian influence an administration corruption Wasn't that kind of. The job of the Mueller investigation. See all of this and. Talk like Michael Gerson this it seems, to me makes it more likely that we. Have, some. Kind of confrontation over Muller before the, election Not because the Democrats wanted I don't think? They do because I don't think that the Muller investigation is going to bring the administration down? But I think the administration may want it why to rally. The base against Robert. Muller now would be bad for the country could it. Be good politically for the president will get to that. And more with your calls coming up one.
"michael gerson" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Persuasive the argument that the only way to save the Republican party Is to destroy it and start over the only way to research save the Republican party argues Michael Gerson syndicated columnists longtime Republican, aide former formerly with the Heritage Foundation he worked on the Bob Dole. Campaign he worked for Senator, Dan coats who is now the director of national intelligence for President Trump and he, worked most famously in the White House of George W Bush a Michael Gerson. Has a column over at the Washington Post which makes the argument that this year. Republicans should deliberately vote democratic for the house of representatives while still voting Republican. For the Senate in order to ensure the future of. The party I don't think this makes any sense at all But if you are sympathetic to it feel free to give us a call one eight hundred nine five five. Seventeen seventy six law also talk a little bit About the one of the leading Voices on the. Democratic Left the social Democratic Left somebody who identifies with the Alexandria Cossio Cortez Bernie Sanders wing the party who clearly does not believe in a. Free press just clearly, does not and by the way it just had a reporter removed from his August presence as proof that he doesn't. Believe in that kind of press we're doing about, the mayor of New York City a Bill de Blasio And whose real name as people probably know by now is William or it's not William it's a different first. Names not even Bill but it's Wilhelm is the, actual family last name Okay first off this Michael Gerson column it's run all around the country and it. Since fired a lot of, angry responses and, I understand that because I think it's. Deeply deeply Misleading and wrong and what he says is. This he says says in November many Republican leaners and independence will. Face a difficult decision? The National Democratic Party, under Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer doesn't share their views or values but President Trump is a rolling, disaster of mendacity corruption and prejudice what should they do, and but Gerson says is that for Republicans and independence who basically want to uphold conservative ideas but. Don't. Like president comp, he says they, should vote democratic in their house race no matter who the Democrats put forward and. They should vote Republican in Senate races with mainstream candidates Okay At least he's acknowledging that it's important to maintain a Republican Senate without a Republican. Senate There, are no more judicial appointments there is no more progress on anything and by the way the. Republicans look, to be an increasingly. Good shape when it comes to actually carrying the Senate I mean there are two different Seats that are up Senate seats in Minnesota now the one for. Amy klobuchar, she will win reelection But Tina Smith who is running for the other. Seat that's Al Franken seat remember Al Franken resigned. And then Tina Smith. Was appointed in their place she could have a real race on our hands there's a primary, tomorrow she, has a primary challenger and one of the things about the Democrats and Senate races is for. Instance they're, all kinds of Senate races where Democrats could actually lose incumbents that have not been highlighted for instance in the, state of Michigan where John James is running against the very tired and very ineffective Senator Debbie stamina and. He is, a decorated army veteran and a rising star who is exactly what. The, Republican party needs and yes, he's also African American Michael Gerson idea. That the, Republican party would benefit By losing the house Let me let me just advance a different proposition Look. At each house race they're not all the same And. Look at the choice between, putting Nancy Pelosi as speaker And putting Kevin McCarthy is speaker Kevin McCarthy is a good, and competent and solidly conservative guy and why wouldn't you want him? To, be speaker of the house well here's what Michael Gerson rights He says they should vote democratic in their house. Race no matter who the Democrats put forward what what if they? Put, forward someone like Keith Ellison Who just had some, very serious problems exposed now he's not, running, for the house of representatives running for attorney general And what do, you do. About the governor's races Michael Gerson don't you want people, to, come out, and vote for, Republicans for governor including fine Republican governors are on the. Ballot this time like Larry HOGAN and Maryland like Scott Walker in Wisconsin These are people eminently deserve deserve to win, a, governor's race, hot governor's race, in Ohio And all of this really requires it seems to me a. Certain amount of Republican unity which would be more useful than, what he calls strategic voting He writes. If Democrats gain control of the house but not the Senate they will be a check, on the president without becoming a threat to his best policies Or able to enact their worst policies Okay What he's saying is. Correct by the, way the Democrats won't be able to enact their worst policies even if they took the Senate because Trump would be there to veto it for the next two. Years but the one thing that he's not talking about is if Democrats gain control of the, house they are prepared to impeach the. President and, again there's nothing that would strengthen Trump or reassure get his Reelection more, likely and I'll tell you. Why because he could and with some Justice if they really win. The house and pursue impeachment is going to be very bad for, the economy and all of a sudden Trump. Will be able. To blame everything on Democrats see this. Is what nobody is thinking. About things are, so good in the economy right now and most Americans do feel so grateful about it and yes they should vote their pocketbook this is one of those elections. Where people should vote their pocketbook but the point about this is that at some time or, another the economy is going to go. Into reverse, it always does we've had this long running growth spurt That's carried over for. About nine years. And speed it up under President Trump And at some point or another either next year or maybe in two thousand twenty There will be some kind of economic slowdown it always happens does anyone doubt that In. Any of that. He he writes that It'd be great to have Democrats gaining control of the house because that'll be a check on the president. Without being, a threat to his best policies of course. They'd be a, threat to his breast policies first of all the idea of maintaining Republican unity and the Senate on, behalf, of judicial nominees That would, be very tough if all of a sudden. There's a democratic, house and there is a perception of a badly weakened president it would also Give President Trump less reason to, appoint the kind of strong qualified exemplary conservative nominees that. He is appointed With Brad Kavanagh and Neil Gorsuch They also Michael Gerson points. Out the tax cut will stand the, Senate will still approve conservative judges but the. House, will. Conduct real oversight hearings oh great and expose both Russian influence and ministration corruption Wasn't that kind of. The job of the Mueller investigation. See all of this and. Talk like Michael Gerson this it seems, to me makes it more likely that we. Have, some. Kind of confrontation over Muller before the election Not because the Democrats wanted I don't think? They do because I don't think that the Muller investigation is going to bring the administration down? But I think the administration may want it why to rally. The base against Robert. Muller that would be bad for the country could it. Be good politically for the president will get to that. And more with your calls coming up one eight hundred, nine five five seventeen seventy six the Michael Medved Show that's one eight hundred nine five five seventeen seventy six You know you can get tremendous pain relief benefits with relieffactor without any of. The negative side effects of ibuprofen.
"michael gerson" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"The president is the only one being not serious we know he's not being serious we can hear him i swear i was talking to people speaking trump so the the pew research center i was printing out some studies today and i always love using the pew research center and their their research i noticed that the among the people who have the highest approval rating of the president the people who have the highest approval the subset of the country racially gender all these other things evangelical evangelical christians still hold the president in high regard higher than almost any other group whites still have a high approval rating for the president people with as they say the poorly educated people without college degrees he has he gets good approval rating and evangelical christians many people republicans included there's a lot of republicans shame shame shame on evangelical for supporting the president michael gerson who is a republican a bush administration and i love pointing out the people in the bush administration the number of people from that bush administration who are never trumpers and will never stop talking about how bad our president is it's it's quite staggering so michael gerson he was a speechwriter i guess he worked in the bush administration he writes in the atlantic the last temptation how evangelical is once culturally confident became an anxious minorities seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory notice how he he's not this isn't just about the president he's actually saying that evangelical were once confident and now they're anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president now we all know he's the least traditionally religious president that's not at issue listen to michael gerson this is he he is on one of the morning should the sunday shows right is this face the nation michael gerson what do you think the jackals who support president trump make of this stormy daniels scandal.
"michael gerson" Discussed on KGO 810
"Wages being at a certain level in all these different sort things being on bureau disruption to to change it but something has to be done and this whole sanctuary city or sanctuary state thing is obviously something that you can't continue no now the soups have to rule on that quick i think that's a clear win for anybody who's against it at least on the national level pro i think he probably even in a state of california in most states almost all states and we keep threatening to get to this michael gerson piece about how how we start conversations with thermonuclear rhetoric now here's some good stuff from the aclu of northern california la la la quote ice enforcement is terror rising communities of color the aaa the a and aclu evidently stands for anyone who sneaks into the country now apparently ice enforcement is terrorizing communities of color the targeting of cities and states that refused to use their limited resources to fuel the trump administration's deportation machine is cruel and inhumane why that's the sort of rhetoric that leads us to a reasonable and sensible la consensus on frigate believable one more thing kind of on this issue they're talking about the wall on i think meet the press sunday and an edge arms wall at a group of people we build bridges not walls jack say idiots and one let's continue illegal immigration person i guess a he made the point you said building a wall what goodwill that will will at do anyway half of immigrants come by boat or plane a wall is not going to affect them at all and everybody on the table his remand him say that while just let him say that could point he ali laugh of immigrants how 'bout illegal immigrants and illegal immigrants are coming across the border allott and even if that was half of illegals half's pretty good and that's what i thought the your numbers not that good anyway right why you included legal immigration in there and stole it was at half yeah so yeah anna it's it's hard to have the conversation when people throw around stuff like that and nobody checks them both parties want the issue is they're not serious about solving it sheriff you on both sides who are absolutely but not the.
"michael gerson" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"As big a almost as bigger role as donald trump was not an ideologue at all but was mitch mcconnell who who is utterly pragmatic and wasn't driven by ideology but was driven by a you know a a desire for power and to and to expand his caucus uh and whatever worked he was willing to do and whether it was holding merrick garland out for nearly a year after justice scalia died uh or filibustering as a steady diet in the end you know these things do become the norms now be and it's been reflected in the senate in particular under democrats and republicans with the death of regular order where i talked to a lot of senators were very frustrated the process by which bills go through committee their debated on the floor there are allowed to be amended right you know and right now the practices to fill the amendment trees some no one can make any amendments young big bills or written in the majority leader's office they don't really you know the committees are not as relevant as they once were and sprung with very little time to debate bright exactly young people kenny no time to read things and so that's that's not a functioning process but it's a good example of what you're talking about because you at some of those norms were were in my view were violated by senator reid yes and then when republican comes in it's very hard to undo things and they go further it's hard the thing is it it this is a chicken and egg kind of situation i mean ruled the reid would would argue that it faced with for example uh filibusters on every appointment in in every motion to proceed and that if they hadn't.
"michael gerson" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"The centreright party i hope that people like you prevail that we don't get into a situation where we don't have a centreleft party in america either in reaction to this by going the jeremy corbyn route yes okay and that that would be you know widen this this gap of polarization even further than it is now freely you would just have you know i'm one nativist rightwing populist party anna you know quasisocialist party in their bernie sanders kind of a mode i think that'd be bad really bad for american politics um we need centreright and centreleft leaders to emerge and you know that the modelled weather questions whether the nominating process he's will yield that you know um i i think it's it's my guess is that the democrat party can produce a candidate that who is broadly acceptable through their process i think the republican process that we saw in two thousand sixteen was pretty i think i think one of the biggest forces of a polarization in our common life is the ideological polarization of the parties i mean you used to have two parties with two wings young liberal and concert well you auto had you had discuss the gerrymandering is you but you had you had liberal i mean i grew up in new york city when nelson rockefeller was governor jacob javits was the senator and you and all over the northeast and the midwest you at moderate republicans and there were conservative democrats all over the south while provided some kind of overlap of ideological overlap in the congress that in a longer exists town okay and i don't dispute that they the transformation of the republican party happen faster it is more conservative than the democrat party is liberal the democratic party but it's moved in the same dry i would submit to you that in this story in this saga of what's happened to our politics the person who's played.
"michael gerson" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Something that i then read today in one of your columns in i i i hope i hope i didn't steel that thought from you and that became to it independently but the question of who donald trump is has been asked and answered the real question is who we are and how we're going to respond to it as a as a people as a country as a society and there's individual responsibility for that each of us uh not just institutional responsibility and we'll see you i'm optimistic about that but um well i'm optimistic in the longrun um i look at my party that i've been associated with an optimism comes hard on at this moment when you'd fact of said you think a losing would be yeah i winning parties don't reform themselves mmhmm republicans are going to have to lose in order to come to an ideological crisis and say that some elements of this appeal are not going to work in the long run and you'll weird evenly divided country in many ways we've proven that in practice flares very close elections in america but the forty years from now there's no republican future in being the um the party of of white men i mean there's going to have to be something different during an actuarial reality an era that doesn't mean that trump can't win in the next election but it means over time republicans are going to have to take into account the nature of our country and after find ways to appeal to all its people and that you know that the the noble part of of the running for president just to say i'm going to represent everybody not turn people against one another and and you know i think we're going to see that again i think republicans are going to be forced to it in a certain way over time but i think it could be a very rough road in the next few years we talked about trump violating norms and um united spoke about this a privately uh.
"michael gerson" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Level of cooperation all our counterparts invited us over to the white house and on the day of the inauguration i said on television i think this was what makes our country great this this sense of route jit responsibility as trustees of this democracy one handing it to the other regardless of of party and i was really so i saw president bush in the speaker's office beforehand and i said mr president i wanted to tell you what i've been on tv i've been talking about you and he said wow watch tv and i said well let me tell you what i said as you guys have been true patriots in the way you've handled this and i can't tell you how much i appreciated and he then gave me some words of encouragement which i won't share here at um home that were so kind and so inspiring uh that i will never forget it i don't agree with a lot of i certainly don't agree on the warned there are other policies of his own agree with but i will always appreciate that and i will appreciate the fair and what i saw with someone who deeply cared about our institutions about fundamental values of democracy that's what i miss in right now and it's not a partisan point i grew without are you get the chance i get the sense that the president trump is like squandering an inheritance that he doesn't value he doesn't even know which valuable um that the respect for the office and the norms that surround the presidency to powerful office a lot of things the president doesn't do he doesn't do because of norms not because of laws and once those are violated and the institution has revealed that as as a smaller uh you know narrower were institution that there's a real damage to that and and i felt the same way i mean i one thing that the trump administration has done has has been to um.
"michael gerson" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Who is a sociologist at the university of pennsylvania studies dehumanisation and has done a serious amount of work in hungary now and they've he found he uses various measures social scientific measures of dehumanisation the way you view whether groups um and he found over the course of a single year when the government was you know demonizing roma and uh building a fence on uh you know making this a big issue that the level of dehumanisation in hungarian society doubled in a single year and that's what leadership can do when you take you know the the dark side of any country um because that exists i you know of its existence human nature um and but when you inside it as a tool it you know which are ending up with is not just tribalism but humanisation your ending up with saying that some people are worth less yet um plainly and that that's the real danger of all of these trends know polarization is is a problem and motivated reasoning is a problem but the the destination of all this is the is dehumanising yeah i think um i agree with this i also think though i mean i i was really struck by um how fundamentally shocked an unacceptable people were it i have a home in a rural area in a home in the urban area in the urban area people could not believe that donald trump got elected president in the rural area everybody had trump signs in their yards and as i said we were in a program last night to get these warn all toothless ignorant racist these weren't good people apps felt alienated left who felt disdained trump us who experienced the dislocation of globalization and some in many cases because lot of small factories had had left and this is the challenge we are living through revolutionary times driven by technology driven by globalization i don't think you put those is back in the bottle but we'd better have a strategy for dealing with the impact so impacts of them or we are creating great opportunity for the demagoguery that we've seen yeah now and there's the you drop or tune the cost of a broken politics is that we can't address these issues you know you have to do something about skills or.
"michael gerson" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Um you know we were seeing a cresting wave of death across subsaharan africa that was beyond belief you know may be thirty million people with hiv hiv virus and maybe fifty thousand people on treatment um it you know it was threatening the stability of whole societies um and you know that was a case where i know a lot of people have strong opinions about george w bush but when that when it became clear that we could do something rigorous and effective on this issue he was the biggest supporter of of that um and then that was continued through the obama administration and expanded in important ways and so we don't want arrows were great humanitarian accomplishments of of of the less since the marshall plan in many ways and you know that that was an issue where um you know that you were republicans and democrats really did come together i mean from the time we announced that in the 2003 state of the union it was about four months and tell it went was became law um and it had the support of the you know most senior republican and democratic leaders our partners on a lot of both pep foreign than the reauthorization of pep far were john kerry in joe biden um they were deeply involved in this set of issues which speaks to the ability to work together on some things even if you don't agree on all things something that that is increasingly hard to find yeah i agree with that i mean these these global health issues are have been a refuge from the bitterness of our politics a safe harbor for a lot of people it's one reason i've stayed involved with them with one campaign your bonhams organise asian where i am an adviser there.
"michael gerson" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Yeah and he had he of course is a big deal scholar about the early 20th century but he saw this is a big republican moment where republicans could redefined themselves for generation um you know we had hopes to do that uh when obama one it is hard it is hard to noise absolutely and we when we put forward a the details i compassion conserve the gender so that you actually want on put a significant amount of money into promoting the work of private and religious institutions in the provision of social services or whatever hour vouch rising addiction treatment or you know a lot of different things that we wanted to do we found that the biggest opposition that we had was not from democrats it was from republicans on the hill you know i had seen net diving spent some time in a religious nonprofit that they have comparative advantages they actually do things that you know government bureaucracies can't do 'em and of course there are things government bureaucracies do that private and religious institutions let me ask you about that because you know they're used to be they used to be a small government conservatives now we have no government conservatives what is the in your view what is the appropriate role of of government while the appropriate role is to seek the common good um and you know that's not common and and less it includes the most vulnerable members of society and bought those needs are often best matt through.
"michael gerson" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Do that they're and becoming complicit in this unprecedented attempt to subvert the rule of law and for that reason i completely agree vote against republicans because republicans have shown they will not uphold our constitution against the unprecedented threat posed by donald trump and uh josh earnest uh when you look at uh michael gerson who used to work in the white house for a prisoner bomb his predecessor you used to work in the white house you know the kind of institutional perspective someone like michael gerson has on all of this and he staring at paul ryan he staring at that republican house representatives a republican senate people he his white house used to work with uh when he was in the white house and he doesn't understand what he's looking at he cannot fathom wipe paul ryan's doing what he's doing yet lloyd struck by there are a lot of things in that in a combat i was struck by but you'd the other thing that i think is so glaring is actually in the headline and describing the cowardice of republicans in congress to fail to fulfill their basic responsibility to service the check and balance on the on the executive branch that comes before any responsibility is placed upon them based on their partisan affiliation and ultimately though warrants what it does come down to is that they are scared of donald trump they are scared of the base of their own party and this is why one of the things that i think is important in terms of what we're seeing across the country in you people being mobilized to take political action in some cases that's donating the campaigns in some cases that is choosing to run for office we're seeing record number of people filing took to be candidates in 2018 and in some cases that the democrats showing up to two to vote in special elections at rates they never.
"michael gerson" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"From michael gerson michael gerson of course was a speechwriter for george w bush longtime republican he is really emerged as one of the leading conservative critics of donald trump and of the trumpism style uh he wrote this week if republicans lose and i think he's talking here about two thousand eighteen trump's republican opponents will not be to blame it would be trump and his supporters who turned the republican party into a sleazy derelict funhouse unsafe for children women and minorities uh molly ball donald trump uh as his his style did not really accept responsibility for the outcome in alabama in fact he said that uh he pointed out that he didn't support roy more in the beginning and maybe if more pb suggests them if more people listen to him they would do better seems right i well of course he did he tried to later cincinnati but this is actually the third election in a row in a space of just a couple of months where a candidate endorsed by trump and promoted by truck and pushed by trump has not across the finish line so you know you had a trump was four luther strange in the alabama primary tweeted a lot uh for for strange lent his support recorded a campaign messages for him and even in a republican primary where trump is relatively popular among the republican base uh the voters weren't interested in what he had to say and they chose roy more and then in the virginia elections that you referred to trump was not asked to come campaign for the republican nominee at glaspie i but he did tweet repeatedly in support of add glaspie and the campaign did highlight that to the supporters with whom they thought it would be effective and eggless be lost that race in virginia which admittedly is trending blue but he lost it by by nine points which has more than the margin by which donald trump lost that state a a year ago and then and then you have alabama where trump's candidate didn't win and i think the important thing is you know as you mentioned trump is not on the back.
"michael gerson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Four stay with us coming up on the news our marshals and michael gerson take on a full week of news and an argument in favour of binge watching but first a not guilty verdict in a murder case that has become a touchstone in the national debate over immigration and haris srinivasa the acquittal of an undocumented mexican immigrant charged with murdering san francisco resident cates donnelly 2015 drew immediate fire from president trump mr trump has repeatedly invoked her death to rally support for a crackdown on illegal immigration for more on the verdict were joined by vivian hoshey covers criminal justice for the san francisco chronicle vivian you're in the courtroom to see some of this war the cases that the prosecution of the defence laid out said the charges against mystic arthius a where murder assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm as a felon to prove murder that prosecution had to prove that he and tension late deliberately fired the gun at kate stanley the prosecution had many theories about this case one of them was that he purposely brought the gun to the pierre to play his own secret game of russian roulette s that he was essentially at the pierre scoping out targets and he is wanted to shoot anybody and that person has happened to be cates dialy another theory they offered was that he pointed that good advocates donnelly's talking about keeps donnelly angered him and he pointed a gun directed at her and pull the trigger on the other hand the fence has maintained from the very beginning that this was all an accident that mr caresio surat they never had any intention to do harm that in fact he had no idea that he even had a gun but the defence has said from the beginning was that he was he was sitting on his chair at the pierre wage he discovered bundle as feats and while reaching for that bundle he grabbed it and accidentally discharged iq firearm which then went on to strike the ground twelve feet away in a ricochet up and travel seventy eight more feet to strike kate styling the back no one of the things that the president was tweeted he called this disgraceful verdict but he also said that the jury was not told the killer.
"michael gerson" Discussed on WCTC
"Two thousand two thousand an innate and it it it was a disaster both times there is simply zero constituency for the bill crystal john mccain p wehner michael gerson david brooks republican party there's no constituency ford as far as i can tell any where and doesn't win you know george w bush just defeated mccain in two thousand and we all remember those common ugly primary in south carolina but the fact is mccain remember used to refer to the media at his base it's kind of a mediadriven campaign and he lost then and then after eight years of george w bush he he runs again but i mean i think both of us would agree that the headwinds in two thousand eight were were the strongest ever because you had a president of coming off who had started on an award by day right well and then the economy collapsed a remote john mccain of john mccain wanted though was obviously for the war in iraq like a lot of us were were four he just four this surge and then he was ultimately four the bailouts so he was suspended his campaign in september two thousand eight to join barack obama and put his his stamp of approval on bail out mayne okay so he was for more wars more bailouts and open borders that was never going to defeat barack obama i made brek obama was was more populist than don of then then mccain was in two thousand eight by far he had no doubt about it and and like i said when you know after bush defeated mccain and two thousand bush becomes president bush his signature effort is the tax cut mccain vote against it be interesting to see what he does with another argue the oppose i sense of byron york column on this i sense of irony or column on diran adds great to have you on thank you so much for joining us from the washington examiner we'll take a break on the laura anger graham show coming up.